At Cumulus, Big Dickey Is Watching

In case you've heard it all when it comes to stupid consolidation tricks, here's one I'll bet you missed.

Cumulus is installing cameras at some -- possibly all -- of their local stations so Big Brother can watch the daily sales meetings from Atlanta.

One indentured Cumulus slave wrote:

"The 'official' reason is to allow the executives to 'participate' in sales training - even the Execs who have never sold a commercial in their lives. The real reason is that some of the managers were preempting or rescheduling sales training sessions to allow their sellers more time on the streets, or changing department head&hellip

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At Cumulus, Big Dickey Is Watching

In case you've heard it all when it comes to stupid consolidation tricks, here's one I'll bet you missed.

Cumulus is installing cameras at some -- possibly all -- of their local stations so Big Brother can watch the daily sales meetings from Atlanta.

One indentured Cumulus slave wrote:

"The 'official' reason is to allow the executives to 'participate' in sales training - even the Execs who have never sold a commercial in their lives. The real reason is that some of the managers were preempting or rescheduling sales training sessions to allow their sellers more time on the streets, or changing department head&hellip

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At Cumulus, Big Dickey Is Watching

In case you've heard it all when it comes to stupid consolidation tricks, here's one I'll bet you missed.

Cumulus is installing cameras at some -- possibly all -- of their local stations so Big Brother can watch the daily sales meetings from Atlanta.

One indentured Cumulus slave wrote:

"The 'official' reason is to allow the executives to 'participate' in sales training - even the Execs who have never sold a commercial in their lives. The real reason is that some of the managers were preempting or rescheduling sales training sessions to allow their sellers more time on the streets, or changing department head&hellip

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Addictive Media

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br />Guess how many text messages the average American teenager sends and receives each month?

No, I'm not going to make you go to the end of this piece and turn your screen upside down to see the answer.

How does 2,272 sound?

Probably a little low if you are a parent or teacher as the next generation's addiction to text messaging is beginning to have consequences -- like declining grades, poor health and sleep problems, sore fingers and joints, anti-social behavior -- to mention a few.

Maybe you saw this coming but most people thought text messaging was just a diversion that came with a cell&hellip

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Addictive Media

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br />Guess how many text messages the average American teenager sends and receives each month?

No, I'm not going to make you go to the end of this piece and turn your screen upside down to see the answer.

How does 2,272 sound?

Probably a little low if you are a parent or teacher as the next generation's addiction to text messaging is beginning to have consequences -- like declining grades, poor health and sleep problems, sore fingers and joints, anti-social behavior -- to mention a few.

Maybe you saw this coming but most people thought text messaging was just a diversion that came with a cell&hellip

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Addictive Media

<

br />Guess how many text messages the average American teenager sends and receives each month?

No, I'm not going to make you go to the end of this piece and turn your screen upside down to see the answer.

How does 2,272 sound?

Probably a little low if you are a parent or teacher as the next generation's addiction to text messaging is beginning to have consequences -- like declining grades, poor health and sleep problems, sore fingers and joints, anti-social behavior -- to mention a few.

Maybe you saw this coming but most people thought text messaging was just a diversion that came with a cell&hellip

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It’s Not Nice To Screw the Audience

I have been reading The New York Times since I was 12 years old (15 years ago).

Seriously, I don't think I have ever not had a subscription to the paper and I don't consider it Sunday without pasta and Sunday "gravy" on the stove and The New York Times in the house.

So you can imagine how upset I was -- a loyal, longtime reader -- to see The New York Times pull a Clear Channel on me.

You know the concept -- national radio instead of local.

The Times stuffed a white sheet of paper in the newspaper last week to tell me they were raising my subscription price again.

I'm sorry that The Times is having&hellip

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