Pimping Out Radio For Record Label Partnerships

It’s bad enough that record labels can get Clear Channel to mandate airplay for certain artists every hour on the hour for days on end.

Now this.

News that a major artist’s new song is going to become a top 5 featured hit without ever being released or even spending one day on a music chart.

Everyone is supposed to act like they don’t know anything because what is going on is sickening and, frankly, unbelievable.

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1.  What was in that last minute Clear Channel memo yesterday that once again ordered CHR stations to play a phantom song – no questions asked?  I’ll tell you who sent the memo out, too.

2.  Where was this “top 5” song on the Mediabase Top 150?  I’ve got really good eyes and I’m still looking.  Maybe you can help me find it?

3.  What Clear Channel gets in return for whoring out its CHR stations again?

4.  Ever hear of a song making a Clear Channel top five list and not getting any airplay at all?  You’ll hear about it now.

5.  What’s going on behind the scenes that Clear Channel doesn’t want anyone to know about this?

The answers begin here.

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Employees Rate the Best & Worst Radio Groups

You better sit down for this.

There are worse radio companies to work for than the Evil Empire and The Dickey Dynasty.

And it’s not just me saying this; it’s a real time poll that I am going to share with you where radio employees get to grade their owners.

And there are lots of surprises.  Honestly I was taken aback by some of the results so I know you’ll want to know.

If you’re expecting to be in the market for a new radio job someday, you’ll also want to see the radio groups that employees absolutely love.

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1.  What are the 6 very top groups for employee satisfaction?  Two of these employee-based ratings really surprised me.  Let’s see what you think.

2.  Which two radio companies both earned a 50% satisfaction rating from their employees, which means – guess what the other 50% gave them. 

3.  How badly did Clear Channel and Cumulus rate with their employees?  They have about the same rating but was it better than we’re giving them credit for.  I’m secure enough to put it out there.

4.  And, which two radio groups actually scored below Cumulus and Clear Channel in workforce satisfaction?  What a distinction!  One radio group actually got a zero from its employees.  Beware of that one.

5.   How Pandora’s employees rated them – after all, they call themselves a radio company and just for fun, what do Sirius XM workers think of working for Mel?

6.  Quick, which radio company got a perfect 100%?  Say it now before you click through and let me know if you guessed it.

7.  How you can vote your conscience in a no nonsense way – a link. 

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Expect Something Big & Bad From Clear Channel in July

I’ve finally figured out a more exact time for the next big Clear Channel cutbacks.

I know.

They fire people every week.

But I’m talking about the magnitude of the layoffs they did last fall that really reduced the workforce.

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1.  Which month I’ve pinpointed for a layoff the size of, say, the ones last November.  I think you’ll agree when I explain it like this.

2.  What the giveaway was – Bob Pittman’s behavior tipped me off.  I’ll tell you how.

3.  Why another big layoff is possible beyond the one I’m pinpointing here.  I’ve got the same feeling I had the last time I called one.

4.  Why Clear Channel employees who think they are safe for now are looking in the wrong place for future firings.  It could be uglier.  I’ll explain.

5.  Where to send your resume now – not later.

The answers begin here.

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Lew Dickey Exposed

Lew Dickey’s boys like to tell their employees that Jerry Del Colliano is making up all the stuff he’s reporting about Cumulus. 

Well, wait until you see what I “made up” today.

Lew Dickey has been subscribing to Inside Music Media under an assumed name.

That’s not a crime, but wait until you hear who it is and why he would do it.

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1.  What name did Lew make up so he could read Inside Music Media every day when he could have done like ever other CEO and used his real name? 

2.  Is this other person Lew is hiding behind actually paying for Lew’s subscription, too?  Now that would be really cheap, wouldn’t it?

3.  No, it’s not Bill Bungeroth.  Okay, I can’t hold it anymore.  Lew is subscribing under the name of – well, let’s just say it’s a woman, a beautiful woman.  And I’ve got pictures.

4.  How an investigation turned up this lie.

5.  What I am offering Lew Dickey to never say another critical thing about him again.  And I’m even willing to pay him!  A must read.

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Cumulus Working on 3 New Ways to Layoff More Employees

John Dickey is going to be real pissed.

He has sworn his inner circle to secrecy because he doesn’t want this to get out.

But I’m going to share with you 3 new initiatives Cumulus is working on that will allow it to make many more personnel cutbacks.

Cumulus is up to something big and it is only one of three planned moves that will shakeup the company and scare employees before the year is up.

Wednesday, Dickey calls his loyal lackeys to Atlanta to start one of them.

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1.  Exactly what John Dickey is going to start this Wednesday.  Who is coming to Atlanta and what they will be working on.  If they can pull this off, Cumulus will then be able to fire a lot more employees by the end of the year.

2.  What the two new programming projects are that will provide Cumulus with programming Hamburger Helper – and when.  The Dickeys don’t want their employees to quit until they have these things in place.  Then they can fire them.

3.  Who Cumulus corporate has been hiring in the past few months.  No, not more managers.  Not more local air talent.  Not more salespeople with no radio experience from Cintas Uniform Rental.  They are hiring someone else’s leftover talent.  See who here.

4.  Where beta testing begins in three weeks on a second moneysaving initiative that will allow remote control operation of all their local stations.  You’ll want to know when this is coming so you can get another job in advance.

5.  Why the Dickeys are about to have a baby.  Let’s see – a baby takes nine months to be born, right?  I’ll tell you the name they are considering.

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