Big Radio Ownership Changes Coming

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  • One radio group is under pressure to expand and it could be a perfect buyer for some of the CBS spinoffs.
  • The three radio groups that will likely benefit most from buying spinoffs from the CBS-Cumulus sale.
  • What business does Cumulus have in their current shaky financial situation buying a group like CBS? Here’s the scenario that would make Lew Dickey and principal owner Jeff Marcus look likes geniuses. Yes, I said genius and Lew Dickey in the same sentence.
  • The company that is not on most people’s radar screen that can come in from left field, buy CBS spinoffs and suddenly be a major player.
  • Scott Herman and Andre Fernandez after a CBS deal gets done.
  • The over/under on whether iHeart could wind up with some former CBS stations.       Details.

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CBS Preparing For Massive Station Sale

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  • The continuing CBS layoff plan that sets up a massive station selloff.
  • Where Cumulus now stands as eventual buyer of CBS stations.
  • Could Hubbard be a buyer to the delight of some CBS employees – details.
  • Why CBS is hell bent to eviscerate its all-news stations and the unlikely model they will be following from another consolidator.
  • The fate of all-news WNEW-FM in Washington – the first news station CBS started and didn’t just inherit from the former Westinghouse.
  • The expiration date on CBS’ attempt to sell the group.
  • Will Scott Herman become the CBS version of Cumulus hatchet man Mike McVay – new news on this front.
  • What CBS Radio will look like in 18 months after merger and acquisitions President Andre Fernandez carries out his plan.
  • Some good news about some CBS radio personalities.

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Herman To Combine Market Managers & DOS

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  • How Scott Herman will decide who goes and who stays – and how fast.
  • In one week on the job, the one thing ex-programmer Herman has done that even Lew Dickey and Bob Pittman dare not to do. Details.
  • Herman’s secret for getting some pretty successful market managers to leave early – and it’s not money.
  • The two sources for more cutbacks that are in Herman’s sights – they’re next.
  • The total number of additional jobs – above the 300 or so fired and/or eliminated so far – that will be eliminated by year’s end (5 months from now).

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Preview Scott Herman’s Next CBS Layoffs

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  • 17 things Scott Herman is doing, plans to do or shed light on what he has done thanks to news sources at or close to CBS Radio who are now in my Witness Protection Program.
  • The big name corporate exec who is said to be a goner by the end of this week or early next.
  • Herman’s 3-part strategy for giving his boss the maximum operating savings.
  • Something big is up in LA next week, a market that did not get hit anywhere near as hard as New York – how Herman plans to make up for it. Details.
  • Fringe time talent is being replaced by voice tracking and jockless programming but that’s nothing compared to what news guy Herman thinks he can do without on FM music stations.
  • Herman favorites get a pass and live to work another day – here’s who they are.
  • What Herman plans to do with the iconic CBS all-news stations that he built his career on.

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Nielsen Basically Admits To Fraudulent PPM Ratings

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  1. Is use of the Voltair box still legal to use or are stations flirting with danger if they keep it turned on.
  2. Why didn’t Nielsen just ban Voltair right now – the “better” idea Nielsen has.
  3. Warning to Nielsen clients: They are preparing a way to sue you into submission. It’s tricky, be careful.
  4. How Nielsen gets around the 90% loss of radio audience that researcher Richard Harker revealed in a study of Sean Hannity’s radio show.
  5. How the Voltair issue will ultimately be “resolved” – details here.
  6. What Nielsen wants stations to do for another year until they build their own Voltair box.

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