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1. A top ten market on-air promotion that actually asks listeners to tune out! I’ve pulled it off Facebook for you to see while you scratch your head and say – huh?
2. You’ve heard of the vanity City of Hope radiothon that 850+ Clear Channel stations were forced to do a month in advance of CEO Bob Pittman getting an award from the charity? But have you heard of the “Help Fight Letting Bob Pittman Down” campaign on equally as many stations? You will now.
3. A company that is putting a radio format where no listeners can hear it? And, unbelievably, put a news release out to brag about it.
4. Or, a talent contract even worse than the ones offered by Cumulus & Clear Channel. In this one, you can’t quit for 5 years but they can fire you every 13 weeks. And it isn’t coming from Cumulus or Clear Channel – believe it or not!
5. Why it would help to have an MBA to be an engineer at Clear Channel these days.
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