New Developments In the CBS / Hubbard Sale

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  • A new twist that could have adverse effects on markets where competitors now enjoy an advantage.
  • When – when is this CBS / Hubbard deal going down?
  • The radio groups that are bidding against Hubbard.
  • That wouldn’t include hapless Cumulus, would it?
  • What CBS President Les Moonves really means when he says CBS will keep radio in markets where they already own local TV. Sly fox.
  • What about CBS Radio’s major markets – for sale or not.
  • Which CBS radio stations are safe from the first round of sales and which employees will kiss the ground to know Hubbard is their new boss.

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Affiliate Revolt Against the New Westwood One

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  • How disgruntled Westwood One format affiliates are dumping the not ready for prime time formats.
  • The best way to get out from under Westwood formats as quickly as possible.
  • The kinds of insults Westwood affiliates have to take even as the new, cheaper Westwood One feeds them programming that you wouldn’t put on the air anywhere.
  • How Cumulus is hurting its own company even more than Westwood – and that means more job insecurity.
  • What happens when a new Westwood double-duty jock gets sick, takes a day off or goes on vacation – brace for the Doomsday scenario.
  • Who is going after these unhappy Westwood affiliates.

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The Hermanator Strikes CBS LA, More Markets Coming

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  • Why these firings uncover Scott Herman’s plan to greatly reduce CBS staff even further – the trends are now clearly established.
  • Details on the latest brutal firings in LA Thursday.
  • The dreck that CBS Radio is prepared to put on the air instead – warning, this is headed to other CBS markets.
  • Herman’s reported plan to rethink morning shows.
  • The dayparts Herman thinks are not worth live talent or creative programming everywhere.
  • His final decision on off-air PDs and production types.
  • All stations will soon sound more east coast – here’s how.
  • One big bright spot – a Herman victim is planning to hire lots of ousted talent very soon for a huge programming startup. Details inside.

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Jeff Marcus’ Left Field Choice To Replace Lew Dickey

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  • There is an intriguing radio executive out there who is on nobody’s radar except maybe major Cumulus shareholder Jeff Marcus.
  • Why this would be a fabulous hire – the anti-Dickey. Employees would rejoice.
  • This man spends money to make money – not a cheap ass.
  • Three other candidates that Marcus may be looking at.
  • How Jeff Marcus will resolve getting the Dickeys and their henchmen out of operating power.

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Entercom’s Unexplainable Expansion Plans

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  • Entercom’s next acquisition plans that defy logic.
  • Their likely deal to expand.
  • Specifics on how the company is shooting itself in the foot waiting to get larger.
  • The big mistake Entercom makes just when it finally gets some stations to generate lots of revenue – and then caput.      
  • How David Field is moving toward the Bain playbook for Entercom – bad news for employees.
  • Entercom’s likely merger partner.

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