Clear Channel Bombshell

Clear Channel is ready to unleash an unprecedented company wide move as early as this week that could reveal where they’re headed for the first time in years.

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Dickey Dicking With New Cutbacks

Cumulus uses a growing list of techniques to cut operating expenses including layoffs, 50-60% pay cuts, voice tracking and syndication, one PD per major market and no market managers.

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The Next Big Media Disruption

Startling new research shows that audiences have changed their media preferences in the past year alone while radio, TV and the entertainment business stubbornly refuse to give them what they want.  If you’re a radio station, here’s how to disrupt them back.

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All Market Managers Wiped Out in Two Large States

It’s happening faster than anticipated.  Another radio group has eliminated all market managers in two large states – almost 50 stations – choosing to run everything from headquarters.  Here’s how they are pulling it off and which other groups are slobbering over the possibilities.

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Here’s Where Your Listeners Are Going

Not your smartphone.  Not Apple or iTunes.  Not Netflix or YouTube.  No to radio and TV.  What you’re about to see is the future of content in the media business and you’re not going to like it, but at least you’ll know what you’re going to face.

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“F” For Boston Bombing Coverage

Media coverage of the Boston bombings was a disaster for TV, cable, news services, radio and yes, even social media.  But next time a critical news story occurs, there is a better way within the skill sets we already have to come up bigger and better.  Here is that plan.

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What’s Really Driving Music Sales

What if I told you that iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, radio and social media are all not what you may think they are to driving music sales.  Dangerous new studies are being floated to mislead but new evidence suggests something off the radar is driving song sales and there’s a new use for radio that fits in perfectly.

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Massive Radio Audience Theft

It’s not digital that’s killing radio ratings.  Radio is losing significant audience that it has legitimately earned because a few powerful radio groups are playing with their low-powered “translators” when they should be demanding a fix for this astonishing problem.

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Twitter Music

I would be surprised if the just-released new Twitter Music app revolutionizes a music industry that has reduced itself to being a condiment instead of a main course and yet, believe it or not, the old analog radio industry could outperform digital wonders like Twitter if it would just do this one thing.

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