Clear Channel Debt Worse Than Reported

Clear Channel is not telling the whole truth about their mounting debt.

To listen to their fourth quarter revenue results, you would think they have matters under control.

But no – it’s worse than they’re letting on.

And yes – it’s bad news for their employees.

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  1. The five options Clear Channel has left to keep them afloat over the next few years – most of these have not been publicly discussed before now.
  2. The truth serum for claims that the 4% increase in revenue is actually real.
  3. That $16 billion in unpayable debt that we’ve reported is inaccurate – it just went up to this.
  4. Outdoor can save Clear Channel’s bacon, right?
  5. What Clear Channel left out of its 4th quarter numbers that the company called “transformational”.

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5 Secrets of Radio’s Survival in the Digital Age

Damn! 

No sooner than Billboard decides to include YouTube listening in its chart compilation then one day later a viral video that has been out since last spring becomes the number one popular song overnight.

What happened to radio?

And what’s going to happen to radio if it doesn’t heed the 5 sacred secrets of survival in the digital age.

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  1. Radio’s answer to Pandora, Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.  Unfortunately, they’re not doing it.
  2. Then, the “magic pill” that can transform radio into the digital age.
  3. The one thing not to do on a radio station above and beyond playing the same old hits over and over again if you want to win listeners under 30 years old.
  4. How to take your radio station viral – just like YouTube does.
  5. Why you do not want to be swayed by the one thing that will be the death of music radio.

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Radio’s Dirty Laundry Outted

Failing radio groups like Clear Channel and Cumulus are always saying they use “best practices” to run their companies.

But look what I’ve discovered.

Dirty laundry that they’d rather not have anyone know about.

Which is why, today I’m going to tell you about it.

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  1. Forget the headlines, guess what Cumulus paid an employee they axed within the last few weeks after 20 years of service – and you’ll be surprised to know that it was not nothing.
  2. In which major market did this station’s sales manager go on the air desperately recruiting salespeople. 
  3. Better yet, look at what even Clear Channel would rather not have you know about how it fired an almost 30-year employee.  Why so secret?  Because they may want to try this tactic on you, too.
  4. When is it okay for Clear Channel to whore itself out to, of all competitors, CBS for what’s tantamount to prostitution money.  Names and call letters.
  5. Why Clear Channel doesn’t want anyone to know that it is doing extensive renovations of some radio facilities – Clear Channel Extreme Makeover Radio Edition.  Here’s why.
  6. Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman is reportedly about to take another haircut in a business deal.  You’re 30 days ahead of it.

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Entercom’s Secret Strategy

Entercom is getting more evil.

Like working on plans to adopt foolish and abusive Clear Channel and Cumulus “worst” practices.

And Entercom employees are not going to like it one bit.

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  1. How Entercom is now acting like Cumulus and Clear Channel – in the words of their own employees.
  2. Why Entercom is using a new talent contract – more for less with an ugly twist.
  3. Harsh multitasking dictates that make it downright impossible to do a good air shift.
  4. How Entercom gets around bonus agreements.
  5. Plus, tricks that Clear Channel and Cumulus would love coming soon to Entercom stations.

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Clear Channel Stealth Firings Begin Today

What if I told you around 50 or so radio stations are going to eliminate an on-air position today?

Would you call that a layoff?

These radio groups would call it a sendoff and they’ve got cheatin’ on their minds.

If you’re looking to keep up with the devious new ways companies like Clear Channel and Cumulus are planning to use to fire lots of folks and not even have you notice, read on.

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  1. How 50 (maybe more) on-air people will be eliminated this morning on a stealth layoff.
  2. The dangerous new practice of mixing format DNA to create programs that claims lots of jobs.
  3. The next innovative and devious way to empty a radio station of air personalities – it’s happening this morning and will likely continue all year.
  4. What happens when dangerous and powerful radio CEOs start meddling in programming – that’s happening this morning, too.
  5. What is the disease known as “The Elvis Duran Syndrome” – check for the symptoms because as you’ll see there is no cure.

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