The Best Radio Group

Years ago when I was publishing Inside Radio, I received a phone call from one of my advertisers who said they were going to go out of business.

The economy was good.

The advertiser was very solid -- certainly as far as how they paid my invoices.

But, they still had the majority of a $60,00o signed contract to fulfill.

To my delight and surprise, the advertiser said "we'll keep paying your bills until we have paid for the contract in full". They just didn't want me to run any ads since they decided to close down their syndication division.

That client -- the one that could have just said, "too bad, you're&hellip

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The Media Crisis of 2009

Terry Teachout wrote an excellent article recently in The Wall Street Journal about lessons the media industry can learn from the last big technological and sociological revolution when television replaced radio.

In The New-Media Crisis of 1949 the author accurately framed the debate over what to do with the Internet, mobile space and social networking. Just as important, by inference he was giving us a view of what not to do.

My purpose in bringing this up is to add some additional content to the issue specifically targeting radio, music and new media.

Ironically, networks played a role in the previous technological&hellip

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The Media Crisis of 2009

Terry Teachout wrote an excellent article recently in The Wall Street Journal about lessons the media industry can learn from the last big technological and sociological revolution when television replaced radio.

In The New-Media Crisis of 1949 the author accurately framed the debate over what to do with the Internet, mobile space and social networking. Just as important, by inference he was giving us a view of what not to do.

My purpose in bringing this up is to add some additional content to the issue specifically targeting radio, music and new media.

Ironically, networks played a role in the previous technological&hellip

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Will Disney Repossess ABC from Citadel?

Citadel is on the brink of bankruptcy.

It could happen within the next six months if CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman cannot win another stay of execution with anxious lenders.

That raises the question of what happens to Citadel stations if the company winds up in the hands of a bankruptcy court -- specifically, what's the fate of its most valuable component -- ABC?

Citadel paid sucker money to Walt Disney Company to the tune of about a billion dollars for ABC and the ABC Radio networks several years ago in what was a highly touted but little understood maneuver called a Reverse Morris Trust, (RMT).

It was all a&hellip

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Will Disney Repossess ABC from Citadel?

Citadel is on the brink of bankruptcy.

It could happen within the next six months if CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman cannot win another stay of execution with anxious lenders.

That raises the question of what happens to Citadel stations if the company winds up in the hands of a bankruptcy court -- specifically, what's the fate of its most valuable component -- ABC?

Citadel paid sucker money to Walt Disney Company to the tune of about a billion dollars for ABC and the ABC Radio networks several years ago in what was a highly touted but little understood maneuver called a Reverse Morris Trust, (RMT).

It was all a&hellip

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Dear Dickey Do, Fagreed and Slogan Hogan

Remember what we used to do when a radio station started losing its audience?

That's right -- The New 92.

The same old thing packaged like we've fixed everything listeners came to dislike about the station.

I think of this sometimes when I think of Cumulus CEO Lew "Don't Call Me Tricky" Dickey, Citadel CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman and Clear Channel Radio President John "Slogan" Hogan.

These three blind mice haven't come up with one good idea in 13 years!

I dare you, name one.

See.

None of them is dumb -- in fact, they all well educated and bright. True, they may have sold their souls and their&hellip

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Dear Dickey Do, Fagreed and Slogan Hogan

Remember what we used to do when a radio station started losing its audience?

That's right -- The New 92.

The same old thing packaged like we've fixed everything listeners came to dislike about the station.

I think of this sometimes when I think of Cumulus CEO Lew "Don't Call Me Tricky" Dickey, Citadel CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman and Clear Channel Radio President John "Slogan" Hogan.

These three blind mice haven't come up with one good idea in 13 years!

I dare you, name one.

See.

None of them is dumb -- in fact, they all well educated and bright. True, they may have sold their souls and their&hellip

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