Radio Groups Likely to Sell or Buy

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  • The most deadly accurate list of who is likely to buy and sell radio stations as revenue for the industry stalls.
  • Covered in this report: Alpha, Emmis, Cherry Creek, Townsquare, Cumulus, Connoisseur, iHeart, Cox, EMF, Entercom, Hubbard, Saga and Beasley – who are the sellers, who will be buyers.
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Entercom Local Sales Ploy

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  • How Entercom is playing dirty with local buyers
  • Details of their new strategy to cut competitors off from getting any of the major ad buys
  • How they use their lesser rated stations to get more of local buys
  • BUT, what independent stations are doing to get around them – and it works

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            Bain’s iHeart Rescue Plan 

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Scripps Station Sell-off

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  • What Scripps can expect to get for selling 34 stations
  • But what if they can’t find buyers, what happens then
  • The list of potential buyers
  • Selling to one buyer is not likely, so what happens if a prospect wants just Milwaukee – sell or wait until buyers are found for the others
  • The likely outcome of the Scripps sell-off and its effect on competitors

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            Bain’s iHeart Rescue Plan

            Catastrophic Cumulus

            Alexa & Radio 

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            The Cumulus Talent Dump  

            Entercom Purge of CBS Radio

            Mary Berner vs. Randy Michaels

            Bain’s iHeart Rescue Plan

            Catastrophic Cumulus

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2nd Bidder For Cumulus Takeover

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  • Who is the second bidder? Clue: it’s not a radio competitor.
  • How this new bidder would compete with Lew Dickey who is also poised to attempt a hostile takeover.
  • What the new bidder is likely to offer lenders and bondholders compared with what Dickey will offer.
  • Why liquidation is a real possibility.
  • What happens to current management, employees, contracts and benefits.
  • When will attempts to takeover Cumulus happen.

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            Alexa & Radio

            Entercom Talent Fee Scam           

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The Cumulus Talent Dump

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  • Why if you’re a talent working for Cumulus, you’re in big trouble right now.
  • What really happened to put a smile on Imus’ face while he was being fired.
  • The precarious status of WPLJ’s Todd & Jayde, KLOS, LA’s Heidi & Frank, KNBR, San Fran’s Murph & Mac, Lamont & Tonelli at The Bone in SF, Jack Diamond at WRQX, DC and the Nash morning show.
  • Will board president Jeff Marcus save his favorite talent from being fired or cut.
  • Who is safe – actually bulletproof – from Cumulus contract breaking.
  • Why these cutbacks are happening now when Cumulus isn’t paying bills in a long bankruptcy – what’s up with that?
  • Why this talent dump is ironically spotlighting how Cumulus does not pay women equally to what men make – the proof.

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            Entercom Talent Fee Scam

            Draconian Cumulus Non-Competes            

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Entercom Purge of CBS Radio

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  • How CBS employees will be losing benefits under Entercom within the next year.
  • Unrest – now there is discontent by former CBS execs with Weezie Kramer – where and why.
  • The expected flushing of CBS executives.
  • Why programming will be hit – harder!

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Mary Berner vs. Randy Michaels

  • Who is going to buy Merlin’s 2 Chicago FMs – The ones Cumulus is walking away from
  • How much Cumulus is losing without the 2 Merlin FMs – Leaked revenue figures
  • The soap opera – Cumulus says they don’t need them. Merlin says they can run them. The truth.
  • Third party buyers – Who else is out there to buy and disrupt the market

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Bain’s iHeart Rescue Plan

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  • A plan that involves talent in a big and unexpected way.
  • Giving up some of iHeart’s platform but keeping others – here’s what they will keep.
  • Chances for a hostile takeover like Lew Dickey is planning for Cumulus.
  • iHeart is burning through cash – Bain’s fix.
  • Yes, assets will be sold despite denials – what goes first.

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Catastrophic Cumulus

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  • How competitors are poaching the best Cumulus people as their bankruptcy strategy falters.
  • This is not the end to broken contracts – what’s next?
  • Why layoffs are suddenly back on the table and the odd timing.
  • Benefits, severance agreements and contracts – are they safe from Cumulus asking bankruptcy court to let them out of commitments.
  • Will Randy Michaels seek revenge against Cumulus for stiffing Merlin Media’s 2 Chicago FMs.

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            New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

            Townsquare – Looking for a Buyer           

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