After CBS Sells, 4 MORE Blockbusters

Forget the petty little b.s. games Bob Pittman, Lew Dickey and the major radio consolidators are playing.

The big boys have different plans.

If you’re worried that CBS Radio may go away, here’s what else you may want to worry about as well.

I’ve tracked 5 “humongous big” and potentially disastrous events that are awaiting the radio industry as soon as the next few years – maybe sooner.

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1.  Let’s start with CBS.  Do you believe me now that CBS Radio could be in play?  That’s not the worst of it – as you’re about to see.

2.  Quick – name the one big radio company that’s just sitting there minding its own business waiting to be taken over.  No, not Clear Channel or Cumulus. Something major is up with them and I’ll tell you why.

3.  Some big corporations have been sniffing around the radio industry lately.  I’ve mentioned a few in this space, but take a look at who is interested now – this will totally redefine radio – again.

4.  The move to eliminate local radio is under way, but did you know the new plans one group has for non-major market stations?  But if you pay attention to how they are redefining their assets right now, you can see radio’s future now.

5.  The big kahuna on the sideline.  Try as you might, you probably can’t name this big, rich and powerful non-radio man who is getting close to impacting radio in the most significant way.  I haven’t let you down yet in seeing the future.  This one will say it all.

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The CBS/Cumulus Deal

I know – you laughed when I published an article only last Tuesday saying that Cumulus wants to buy CBS.

And on April 13th when I did an intelligence report that said Cumulus was talking to CBS about doing a 24/7 sports network together

The sports network was announced yesterday.

And now I am going to show you how, God forbid, Cumulus could be the buyer for CBS Radio.

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1.  Study the deal Les Moonves just announced with Lew Dickey and you’ll see at least one more option for how they could do business again.  If you’re working at either Cumulus or CBS, this will open your eyes as to what’s up next and when the time is right.

2.  What does CBS get out of this Cumulus deal in the meantime in which they create the content and Cumulus syndicates CBS Sports Radio.

3.  I’ll bet you’re reading all the fluff in the happy talk trades today with flowery quotes from Moonves and Dickey, but do you want to know what’s really up and why is it happening at this point in time?  Ignore this deal at your own peril.

4.  If you’re scoffing at how Cumulus could even entertain buying CBS when virtually no bank loans are available in the current financial climate, look at this ingenious way CBS and Cumulus could become one. 

5.  By my count CBS and NBC/Comcast have n their hats in to the next expansion of consolidation.  Catch an early glimpse of what it looks like here.  Mark my words, the pieces are being moved into place for consolidating without Congress ever passing another law.

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Why Format Flips Aren’t Working

There’s a record number of format changes taking place in radio currently and a record number of flops.

What’s up with that?

Yes, they save money because switching formats usually means clearing out expensive employees.

Here’s why format flips fail but with a couple of easy adjustments could be built to succeed.

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1.  The biggest missing piece of the puzzle.  If you do this, you improve your chances of getting significant ratings and making money.

2.  Why on and off air promotion is leaving new listeners unimpressed and how to fix it.

3.  It used to be that stations looked for the “hole” in the market.  Today there is no significant “hole” or need so what are you to do now?

4.  What type of format flip works best in terms of ratings and money.  What’s the safest format to choose?

5.  One of the most popular formats to dump – but do it and you’ll be making a big mistake.  Dump something else.

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The Real Game Changer in Cars

Everyone says Spotify’s new free custom streaming service is going to kill Pandora and Pandora is going to kill radio.

They’re wrong on both accounts.

But something is going to kill radio and I’ll bet you can’t name it.

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1.  Something is coming soon to the digital dashboards we have all been expecting that will seriously impede radio’s dominant position in the center console.  It’s not Pandora or Spotify – I’m not playing with you here.  This is something you’re probably missing but it’s going to be a killer.  Know it now before it’s too late.  

2.  With everyone rushing to do online music streaming services, what options are left for terrestrial radio stations?  I’m going to reveal one that makes you bullet proof.  Is it that worth $9.99? 

3.  Want an early look at the new world order for media in a car?  I’ll list the 5 most dominant competitors for radio.  Radio made the list but some of the top 5 will shock you.

4.  This dangerous new addition coming to cars within the year will either make you or break you depending on how you embrace it – not fight it.

5.  Great news!  If you’re air talent and you’ve been fired from radio in the past few years (and who hasn’t?), this little known addition to almost every car is your way back “on the air” within the year!  Come on!  Unlock the story or keep reading the free happy talk trades as they write more useless propaganda about the Big Boys.

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The Cumulus /Bill Bungeroth Mystery

One of the oddest things in radio is that Bill Bungeroth is working for Lew Dickey.

Odd because back in the days when Cumulus emerged, a lot of funny stuff allegedly went on when Dickey, Richard Weening and Bungeroth were running the company. 

Bungeroth eventually disappeared for a long time.

This thing reads like an Agatha Christie mystery.

It’s a hard story to put together, but there is apparently more meaning to the relationship between these men than most people know.

1.  Rumors of financial impropriety.

2.  The auditing firm that apparently discovered the books were allegedly being cooked in the early days of Cumulus – an allegation but one that will not go away.

3.  The payment Bungeroth allegedly received in the early days when Cumulus bought a new station.  

4.  Who walked the plank, who got kicked to the curb and why no one ever heard from either of them again until Bungeroth emerged as the San Francisco market manager.

5.  How Lew Dickey fixed the problem and eventually took control of what is today the number two radio group in the country.

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