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7 fabulous growth opportunities for current or ex radio people:

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1.  The four companies I would send a resume to if I wanted to stay in radio. Know who is the best if you want to stay in radio.

2.  An additional three radio groups that I will name because I rarely hear a complaint about them.

3.  The next career for a radio program director (since Clear Channel and Cumulus are firing PDs in record numbers and other groups will likely follow).  Don’t wait until it’s too late.

4.  The next best growth business for radio personalities fired from their shows and disconnected from their loyal audiences.

5.  Selling spot radio is out, but this is in.  Know this option because it is going to be a moneymaking growth career.

6.  The missing link to digital has been making money.  Now there is a better way to have some big days.

7.  Groupon has peaked.  It’s over.  But don’t let anyone get ahead of you on what’s after Groupon.  It was made for radio people.

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Another Blockbuster Acquisition Target for Cumulus

We know two of the biggest takeover targets that Cumulus has in mind  – perhaps as early as this coming year.

Now, your jaw will drop when you hear the third potential source of new stations – at least if you’re working at one of these potential Cumulus acquisitions.

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1.  The last place you would ever think Cumulus could go to buy stations – some financial people are warning they could go there.  This would be big.

2.  The strategy behind Crestview and Oaktree Capital upping its investment in Cumulus even as the radio industry ends the year as a 1% growth business.  What does Crestview and Oaktree know that we don’t?

3.  How can it be that Cumulus’ share price is only about $3 but venture capitalists are rushing to buy even more of Cumulus.

4.  The real reason Cumulus must buy more stations in the next 12 months or else they’re in big trouble.

5.  Why cutbacks are back on the table again at all Cumulus outlets after the Citadel stations are initially downsized.

The answers start here.

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The Sellout of EMI

Look no further than the recent sale of EMI’s assets by the investment bank Citigroup to see what fate eventually awaits the radio industry.

It’s going to turn out the exact same way.

With one possible exception – if you are an entrepreneur or innovator, this might be worth watching closely.

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1.  Even now, investment banks are increasing their stake in a handful of consolidated radio companies and the EMI sale will tell you why.

2.  Why banks can invest money in declining industries – what they know that you need to know.

3.  What is now more attractive then selling music or making money on radio station ad sales?  If you already know this, you’re smarter than investment banks think.

4.  The big stick that venture capital has over the record industry and radio.

5.  The end game – what Bob Pittman and Lew Dickey know deep down inside that makes them put people, listeners and even the radio industry second to their dream.  Understand this, and you’ll see the next year ahead clearer than ever.

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Now it’s Half Commission at Cumulus

Cumulus is now drastically cutting commissions at its radio stations.

This move is likely to go viral elsewhere.

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1.  The plan Cumulus is now introducing that effectively cuts the income of account executives by 50%.  Here’s how.

2.  The reason behind why Cumulus commission cuts always come after the mass firings.

3.  What happens to account executives who make their budgets.

4.  The market where AE’s just lost 50% of their income in one move and what they are doing about it.

5.  The Cumulus Plan B should every last one of their salespeople quit – which they don’t think they will.

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The SiriusXM Rate Hikes

Have you seen what Mel Karmazin is up to with his hefty new round of SiriusXM rate increases?

This is textbook Karmazin.

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1.  The SiriusXM plan to give less for more and wrap it in a holiday greeting.  You’ve got to see this to believe it.

2.  Want to raise $360 million more on the backs of your subscribers, do this.  Mel’s doing it.

3.  How SiriusXM pays music royalties while the radio industry fears getting hit with them.

4.  The SiriusXM plan to offer price breaks by giving customers less or asking more from them.

5.  Satellite radio’s chances against the free mobile Internet coming to cars everywhere.

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Clear Channel Cutbacks Coming

It’s the calm before the storm as radio companies prepare to gut local stations as never before to reduce costs and recast an industry.

Rumblings of more firings at Clear Channel and even Cumulus.

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1.  What ever happened to all those major market managers that met with John Hogan a month ago to take their corporate flash drives back and make cuts?  Is the firing still on?

2.  Both Clear Channel and Cumulus are likely to continue their cutbacks but one of the two radio groups is going to change its approach to how it fires. 

3.  Why did Clear Channel really hire former consultant Guy Zapoleon and why did Cumulus really hire former consultant Mike McVay?  You’ve only just seen the tip of the iceberg here.

4.  The two reasons why Cumulus could lead another massive industry-wide firing before next December. 

5.  Both Cumulus and Clear Channel have gone as far as they dare go to eliminate local talent and salespeople, right?

The answers start here.

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The Safest & Most Endangered Radio Jobs For 2012

On-air radio talent is marked for extinction as radio consolidators implement their work force reductions in 2012, but who else’s job is in jeopardy and which remaining few are still the safest?

There is new evidence that downsizing is about to take another sharp turn putting many more radio careers on the line.

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1.  The three safe radio careers in the next 12 months.

2.  The best bet for staying employed – at least for the foreseeable future plus some options that may work for you but you will probably not like.

3.  The six most endangered radio careers and why they are endangered. 

4.  Of sales or programming, which one is the safest career in the year ahead?  Don’t be too sure you know the answer to this one.  Things are changing – again.

5.  With all the new news stations that are going live, news should be a growth career this year, right?

6.  The one indispensible, local radio job that – believe it or not – is going to be targeted in 2012.  

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