Cumulus To Target Morning Shows

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  • Big salaried talent, read this before buying a house (this major Cumulus morning man just reportedly put his on the market).
  • How Clue-u-less CEO Mary Berner is going to deal with morning and expensive air talent.
  • The two choices for talent or else walk the unemployment line.
  • The two choices for Cumulus without big air talent salaries to burden them.
  • What’s becoming more important than ratings or even cutting expenses to the desperate new Cumulus.

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iHeart is Now Using the Word Bankruptcy

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  • Cumulus denies it but now iHeart actually talks about it – this is some scary s@#t.
  • iHeart’s latest move to try and sucker investors into buying investments in a subsidiary group – with no protection to them. Details.
  • Actual wording of how investors will get screwed hoping you won’t read this.
  • Which prestigious Wall Street firm has called iHeart the junk bonds of junk bonds.
  • The new debt for equity stock got this many takers on day one.
  • It’s not whether but when – Wall Street money people revised their timetable for a Chapter 11 filing.

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The CBS Radio Layoffs

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  • The full extent of the CBS Radio layoffs now in progress.
  • How long will phase 2 of the layoffs last.
  • Will it be the last big CBS layoff.
  • Why so close to Christmas – what’s the rush.
  • The types of jobs Santa Scrooge Scott Herman is targeting now – see the trend for future layoffs.
  • Why all-news WNEW-FM, Washington won’t be the only CBS station to have the plug pulled.
  • What’s up with not replacing all-news with an inexpensive music station – why lease it out to Bloomberg?

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Mary “Bankruptcy” Berner Preps Cumulus

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  • Why Mary Berner is just Lew Dickey in a pantsuit.
  • The end of Westwood One is now in the cards – how it will happen.
  • Why is Berner doubling down on the worst radio format in the history of civilization, Nash, if she cares about turning around Cumulus?
  • What’s up with creating an office of programming for Mike McVay and former John Hogan impersonator Tom Schurr?
  • Engage, the hated two-hour a day waste of time for sellers, is now dead – or is it?       Details.

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Vote for the Best & Worst Radio Groups

Yes, we do still have some pretty damn good radio groups left even working in an industry that is tainted by the consolidators.

You have a good sense of where my head is at on this.

Now I’d like yours for an article that will run very soon for Inside Music Media members.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

We try to keep it authentic by calling out the greedy bastards who are ruining our industry and giving kudos to the ones we think are serving their audiences and their advertisers.

A few important things.

  • One vote only – you may hate the worst radio group but you can only hate them once.
  • Easily number the groups in order of your preference.
  • Unlike some red states, you don’t need any identification to vote. I don’t want to know who you are so my Witness Protection Program applies here – my word that your vote will be as secret as an election in Haiti. Just kidding. No one will ever know your vote, which is more than we can say for some elections in New Jersey.

Our goal, recognize the good radio companies.

Call out the bad ones.

Put them in some order.

And then I’ll try to make sense of it all.

Let the games begin.

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Lenders Jittery About iHeart’s Future

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  • iHeart is right on schedule for bankruptcy in this quarter.
  • The one thing that Bob Pittman did to make lenders turn tail and run.
  • What will the next year be like for employees – programming, sales, management.
  • Bigger commercial loads? Details.
  • Pittman’s one last chance to snooker investors into giving him more time.
  • Why Pittman doesn’t just get up and leave now – there’s a good reason.
  • For real – no b.s. – what iHeart would have to do in revenue and share price to avoid bankruptcy.

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Why Howard Stern Should Run iHeart

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  • Here’s how Howard Stern would turnaround iHeart even with $20.5 billion in debt (7 ways)
  • And how Bob Pittman will run it into the ground instead (4 key ways no one sees coming).
  • What Pittman is going to drop on his employees at the upcoming January webcast – consider this an early warning.
  • Okay, Stern has a new contract with SiriusXM – here’s another winner who could turn iHeart around even with all that debt.
  • What Stern would do with podcasting (you should heed his advice, he’s dead right).
  • How he would get sales back on track.
  • Move over Jingle Ball, for this …

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