How Cumulus Will Change CBS Radio

It looks as if the Cumulus/CBS merger is on track potentially for 2014.

If CBS CEO Les Moonves gets his billions and Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey gets to takeover CBS Radio, seismic change is ahead for the last big radio group standing.

This is about how Cumulus intends to run CBS Radio.

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  1. What promise Dickey is likely to make to his lenders that will adversely affect CBS stations within the first few months after closing.
  2. What happens to CBS Radio President Dan Mason and his strong bench of talent under Dickey.
  3. What is the fate of 1010 WINS, WFAN and other iconic CBS stations in major markets around the country.
  4. The big management shakeup in markets where CBS and Cumulus currently operate – who stays?  Cumulus management or CBS market execs?
  5. An even more shocking move – unthinkable just a year ago – would shake CBS radio to its roots.

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The 2013 Media Solutions Lab Schedule, Content

Less than one week to go and there are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference.  Take a look and see if you would like to join us – reserve a seat here.

Thank you for registering for the fourth Media Solutions Lab that begins Wednesday, January 30 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

The seminar leader is Jerry Del Colliano, recognized expert in traditional and digital media.  Visiting instructors are:  Morley Winograd, co-author of “Millennial Makeover” and “Millennial Momentum:  How a New Generation Is Remaking America” and Dan Hill, President of Sensory Logic, the company that has helped successful radio stations like Jerry Lee’s B-101, Philadelphia create more effective advertising.

Here is the agenda and some helpful information as you prepare for the event.

Wednesday, January 30th Ballroom B

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Emerging Trends for 2013 (Jerry Del Colliano)

10:15 am        Break

10:30 am       Disrupt the Media Business/Master Digital (Jerry Del Colliano)

11:45 am        Lunch

1:00 pm         A Dozen Ideas for Succeeding With Millennials (Morley Winograd)

1:45 pm          Break

2:00 pm         Facial Coding/Emotion Recognition (Dan Hill)

2:45 pm          Break

3:00 pm         Action Steps/Q&A (Jerry Del Colliano)

4:00 pm         Conclusion of Day 1

Thursday, January 31st Il Terrazzo Salon & Patio
Optional Working Breakfast (Separate Registration required)

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities

11:00 am       Conclusion of 2013 Media Solutions Lab

A few notes in preparation for the meeting:

  1. Dress is casual – the weather should be around 70 by day and in the 40’s at night.
  2. This is a learning event and there are no sponsors nor has anyone paid a fee to speak. 
  3. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and breaks are included in your registration.  Refreshments will remain in the room during the program.
  4. The sessions are fast moving and they start and end on time. 
  5. There are no materials in preparation for this conference, however, Jerry’s notes, slides and some interesting source material will be made available through Google Drive after the meeting limited to those who have attended.
  6. This conference will not be streamed or taped for sale later.  Recording this event by participants is prohibited.
  7. The working breakfast with Jerry requires a separate registration.  Please contact Cheryl Del Colliano if you would like to reserve a seat (480) 998-9898 or cldel@earthlink.net.
  8. A few dining suggestions:  My favorite burger place in the world is Relish, on site at the Phoenician.  Get the tater tots with the meal.  My radio buddies here and I love that place.  Favorite restaurant is Roka Akor for sushi and Asian fusion (480-306-8800).  I’m hearing Chelsea’s Kitchen, also nearby, is new and outstanding (602-957-2555).

Content Preview:

Among the topics to be discussed in the Media Solutions Lab Wednesday: 

How bandwidth issues will affect content providers; the radical changes ahead this year for hit music; what is becoming more important than ratings or even metrics; what Apple plans to do to disrupt content providers in the next 12 months (with product launch projections); Adapting content for tablets; the real or perceived threat of subscription services; major radio upheaval ahead in 2013 and how to deal with it; digital prospects for reach and revenue; Groupon’s anticipated next move; latest research on new attention spans that must be your guide for on-air and digital and the one business you must be in – and dominate – by December. 

How To Disrupt the Media Business & Master Digital:

The most innovative new streaming music radio station idea ever; the startling thing that happens to advertisers when you use two voices in their ads; The end of radio formats and the beginning of cross media branding; how to attract young listeners by giving them the one thing they really crave; the change you must make to music formats before the year arrives; how to rename your terrestrial radio station and cash in; Finally, what to do with your website that isn’t making lots of money; a better use for your top air personality; the growing importance of games and contests; A truly new use for your radio station; replace the “hot clock” with the “cool clock”; how to build content pods; How to replace Facebook; how often should you make a format change in the digital age; the best solution for stop sets ever; the new thinking about music sweeps; a huge way to beat the People Meter at its own game; the biggest favor a competitor can do for you; the way to win the money demos has changed; if you can afford to do only one thing well on a radio station, make it this.

Action Steps:

30 action steps – things you should consider implementing or brainstorming when you return home from this year’s Media Solutions Lab. 

Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities Thursday

Innovative new ideas that will change you and the way you think of content creation; latest discoveries in media that are ahead of the curve; new business opportunities for innovative stations or entrepreneurs looking for the next best thing; work with Jerry and the group on extracting the media lessons from this year’s conference to customize it for your specific needs.

Thank you again for choosing Media Solutions Lab in a critical year ahead for content creators.

I’m excited about being with you.

Less than one week to go and there are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference.  Take a look and see if you would like to join us – reserve a seat here.

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New Clear Channel Contract Tactics Exposed

Last week, a Clear Channel Premium Choice Ops conference call revealed how the company wants all contracts negotiated.

New rules.

New repercussions.

Here are their secret 11 points of how to negotiate contracts with Clear Channel employees that they think you don’t know.

Now you do.

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  1. How Clear Channel wants their managers to handle bonuses and deferred compensation from now on.
  2. Who is now doing the negotiating for Clear Channel – you won’t believe this.
  3. Who has to make a public presentation to corporate for every local contract being recommended and is on the hook for it.
  4. How Clear Channel wants its contract dates organized going forward – read their own words.
  5. Why the company is now insisting on a Plan B even before negotiations ever begin.

If you would like to see Clear Channel’s new contract negotiating tactics in their own words, click “read more” below.

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The 2013 Media Solutions Lab Content Revealed

Less than one week to go and there are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference.  Take a look and see if you would like to join us – reserve a seat here.

Thank you for registering for the fourth Media Solutions Lab that begins Wednesday, January 30 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

The seminar leader is Jerry Del Colliano, recognized expert in traditional and digital media.  Visiting instructors are:  Morley Winograd, co-author of “Millennial Makeover” and “Millennial Momentum:  How a New Generation Is Remaking America” and Dan Hill, President of Sensory Logic, the company that has helped successful radio stations like Jerry Lee’s B-101, Philadelphia create more effective advertising.

Here is the agenda and some helpful information as you prepare for the event.

Wednesday, January 30th Ballroom B

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Emerging Trends for 2013 (Jerry Del Colliano)

10:15 am        Break

10:30 am       Disrupt the Media Business/Master Digital (Jerry Del Colliano)

11:45 am        Lunch

1:00 pm         A Dozen Ideas for Succeeding With Millennials (Morley Winograd)

1:45 pm          Break

2:00 pm         Facial Coding/Emotion Recognition (Dan Hill)

2:45 pm          Break

3:00 pm         Action Steps/Q&A (Jerry Del Colliano)

4:00 pm         Conclusion of Day 1

Thursday, January 31st Il Terrazzo Salon & Patio
Optional Working Breakfast (Separate Registration required)

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities

11:00 am       Conclusion of 2013 Media Solutions Lab

A few notes in preparation for the meeting:

  1. Dress is casual – the weather should be around 70 by day and in the 40’s at night.
  2. This is a learning event and there are no sponsors nor has anyone paid a fee to speak. 
  3. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and breaks are included in your registration.  Refreshments will remain in the room during the program.
  4. The sessions are fast moving and they start and end on time. 
  5. There are no materials in preparation for this conference, however, Jerry’s notes, slides and some interesting source material will be made available through Google Drive after the meeting limited to those who have attended.
  6. This conference will not be streamed or taped for sale later.  Recording this event by participants is prohibited.
  7. The working breakfast with Jerry requires a separate registration.  Please contact Cheryl Del Colliano if you would like to reserve a seat (480) 998-9898 or cldel@earthlink.net.
  8. A few dining suggestions:  My favorite burger place in the world is Relish, on site at the Phoenician.  Get the tater tots with the meal.  My radio buddies here and I love that place.  Favorite restaurant is Roka Akor for sushi and Asian fusion (480-306-8800).  I’m hearing Chelsea’s Kitchen, also nearby, is new and outstanding (602-957-2555).

Content Preview:

Among the topics to be discussed in the Media Solutions Lab Wednesday: 

How bandwidth issues will affect content providers; the radical changes ahead this year for hit music; what is becoming more important than ratings or even metrics; what Apple plans to do to disrupt content providers in the next 12 months (with product launch projections); Adapting content for tablets; the real or perceived threat of subscription services; major radio upheaval ahead in 2013 and how to deal with it; digital prospects for reach and revenue; Groupon’s anticipated next move; latest research on new attention spans that must be your guide for on-air and digital and the one business you must be in – and dominate – by December. 

How To Disrupt the Media Business & Master Digital:

The most innovative new streaming music radio station idea ever; the startling thing that happens to advertisers when you use two voices in their ads; The end of radio formats and the beginning of cross media branding; how to attract young listeners by giving them the one thing they really crave; the change you must make to music formats before the year arrives; how to rename your terrestrial radio station and cash in; Finally, what to do with your website that isn’t making lots of money; a better use for your top air personality; the growing importance of games and contests; A truly new use for your radio station; replace the “hot clock” with the “cool clock”; how to build content pods; How to replace Facebook; how often should you make a format change in the digital age; the best solution for stop sets ever; the new thinking about music sweeps; a huge way to beat the People Meter at its own game; the biggest favor a competitor can do for you; the way to win the money demos has changed; if you can afford to do only one thing well on a radio station, make it this.

Action Steps:

30 action steps – things you should consider implementing or brainstorming when you return home from this year’s Media Solutions Lab. 

Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities Thursday

Innovative new ideas that will change you and the way you think of content creation; latest discoveries in media that are ahead of the curve; new business opportunities for innovative stations or entrepreneurs looking for the next best thing; work with Jerry and the group on extracting the media lessons from this year’s conference to customize it for your specific needs.

Thank you again for choosing Media Solutions Lab in a critical year ahead for content creators.

I’m excited about being with you.

Less than one week to go and there are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference.  Take a look and see if you would like to join us – reserve a seat here.

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Clear Channel Moves Up Next Firings

My sources say that conversations are now underway as part of a series of Clear Channel management conference calls to move up the company’s usual end of the year reduction in force to the first quarter of 2013.

This has many serious ramifications for Clear Channel employees.

I wanted to get the information I have gathered out to those affected and to employees of other radio groups who are also feeling financial pressure to fire employees.

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  1. How soon could the end of year cutbacks (usually 3% of the workforce) be moved up.
  2. Does that mean that the traditional holiday firings are off.
  3. What’s the trigger that Clear Channel is waiting for to advance the firings.
  4. Who will be included in the hurry-up firings – the positions easiest to eliminate quickly.
  5. How massive would this staff reduction be.

If you would like to see the contingency plans Clear Channel has to move up their usual Fall firings, click “read more” below.

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The 2013 Media Solutions Lab Agenda

There are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference – reserve a seat here.

Thank you for registering for the fourth Media Solutions Lab that begins Wednesday, January 30 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

The seminar leader is Jerry Del Colliano, recognized expert in traditional and digital media.  Visiting instructors are:  Morley Winograd, co-author of “Millennial Makeover” and “Millennial Momentum:  How a New Generation Is Remaking America” and Dan Hill, President of Sensory Logic, the company that has helped successful radio stations like Jerry Lee’s B-101, Philadelphia create more effective advertising.

Here is the agenda and some helpful information as you prepare for the event.

Wednesday, January 30th Ballroom B

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Emerging Trends for 2013 (Jerry Del Colliano)

10:15 am        Break

10:30 am       Disrupt the Media Business/Master Digital (Jerry Del Colliano)

11:45 am        Lunch

1:00 pm         A Dozen Ideas for Succeeding With Millennials (Morley Winograd)

1:45 pm          Break

2:00 pm         Facial Coding/Emotion Recognition (Dan Hill)

2:45 pm          Break

3:00 pm         Action Steps/Q&A (Jerry Del Colliano)

4:00 pm         Conclusion of Day 1

Thursday, January 31st Il Terrazzo Salon & Patio
Optional Working Breakfast (Separate Registration required)

8:00 am         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am         Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities

11:00 am       Conclusion of 2013 Media Solutions Lab

A few notes in preparation for the meeting:

  1. Dress is casual – the weather should be around 70 by day and in the 40’s at night.
  2. This is a learning event and there are no sponsors nor has anyone paid a fee to speak. 
  3. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and breaks are included in your registration.  Refreshments will remain in the room during the program.
  4. The sessions are fast moving and they start and end on time. 
  5. There are no materials in preparation for this conference, however, Jerry’s notes, slides and some interesting source material will be made available through Google Drive after the meeting limited to those who have attended.
  6. This conference will not be streamed or taped for sale later.  Recording this event by participants is prohibited.
  7. The working breakfast with Jerry requires a separate registration.  Please contact Cheryl Del Colliano if you would like to reserve a seat (480) 998-9898 or cldel@earthlink.net.
  8. A few dining suggestions:  My favorite burger place in the world is Relish, on site at the Phoenician.  Get the tater tots with the meal.  My radio buddies here and I love that place.  Favorite restaurant is Roka Akor for sushi and Asian fusion (480-306-8800).  I’m hearing Chelsea’s Kitchen, also nearby, is new and outstanding (602-957-2555).

Content Preview:

Among the topics to be discussed in the Media Solutions Lab Wednesday: 

How bandwidth issues will affect content providers; the radical changes ahead this year for hit music; what is becoming more important than ratings or even metrics; what Apple plans to do to disrupt content providers in the next 12 months (with product launch projections); Adapting content for tablets; the real or perceived threat of subscription services; major radio upheaval ahead in 2013 and how to deal with it; digital prospects for reach and revenue; Groupon’s anticipated next move; latest research on new attention spans that must be your guide for on-air and digital and the one business you must be in – and dominate – by December. 

How To Disrupt the Media Business & Master Digital:

The most innovative new streaming music radio station idea ever; the startling thing that happens to advertisers when you use two voices in their ads; The end of radio formats and the beginning of cross media branding; how to attract young listeners by giving them the one thing they really crave; the change you must make to music formats before the year arrives; how to rename your terrestrial radio station and cash in; Finally, what to do with your website that isn’t making lots of money; a better use for your top air personality; the growing importance of games and contests; A truly new use for your radio station; replace the “hot clock” with the “cool clock”; how to build content pods; How to replace Facebook; how often should you make a format change in the digital age; the best solution for stop sets ever; the new thinking about music sweeps; a huge way to beat the People Meter at its own game; the biggest favor a competitor can do for you; the way to win the money demos has changed; if you can afford to do only one thing well on a radio station, make it this.

Action Steps:

30 action steps – things you should consider implementing or brainstorming when you return home from this year’s Media Solutions Lab. 

Big Ideas/Discoveries/New Business Opportunities Thursday

Innovative new ideas that will change you and the way you think of content creation; latest discoveries in media that are ahead of the curve; new business opportunities for innovative stations or entrepreneurs looking for the next best thing; work with Jerry and the group on extracting the media lessons from this year’s conference to customize it for your specific needs.

Thank you again for choosing Media Solutions Lab in a critical year ahead for content creators.

I’m excited about being with you.

There are only a few seats left to this outstanding conference – reserve a seat here.

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Clear Channel Blows Up Commissions

Cumulus recently hired a non-radio guy to set up a direct buying plan to bypass local selling.

Now sources close to Clear Channel reveal a plot that may even be illegal that screws salespeople out of their full commissions.

And they’re getting away with it.

Until now.

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  1. How long Clear Channel has been fooling with commission rates.
  2. What a document called “commission rates for 2012” is and how it is used to rob employees of their earnings.
  3. How Clear Channel changes rates hourly like airlines and what happens to their sellers when they do.
  4. Amazing examples of how the company punishes its sellers even as it sometimes encourages smaller buys – that’s insane!
  5. How Clear Channel is asking for an employee lawsuit as a new California law now spells potential trouble.
  6. Cumulus’ plan to dodge seller commissions and deal directly with advertisers.

If you would like to see how Clear Channel is blowing up its commission rates for sellers, click “read more” below.

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