CBS Sales Rebellion At Entercom

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  • Why CBS sellers are stewing over the latest Entercom order to get billing up.
  • And they can’t believe it’s being crammed by Weezie Kramer.
  • Panic in Philly – if things aren’t fixed by this date – the entire company may go down.
  • Will there be more resignations ahead in sales.
  • The safest Entercom executive – virtually bulletproof. You’ll be surprised.                                           

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The Eroding Value of Radio

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  • The most significant thing about that Scripps-Griffin sale in Tulsa a few days ago that everyone missed.
  • Buyers market or sellers market?
  • Will relaxation of cross ownership rules impact radio station sales? 
  • How desperate are sellers getting – here’s one that will leave you scratching your head. 
  • What’s a decent multiple today – is anyone getting it?                                            

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First Cumulus Report Card After Bankruptcy

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  1. What’s working and what’s still not working post-bankruptcy.
  2. Will there be a demand for cost synergies?
  3. The first meeting of the new board.
  4. How long is the new board prepared to wait for a turnaround.
  5. First look at pacing now that Mary Berner has regained full control.                                           

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The Scripps Spinoffs

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  • Finally, a spinoff in Tulsa but which group is closing in on the rest of Scripps?
  • The reported lead bidder is a serial cost cutter.
  • What everyone wants to know – did Scripps get 5 times cash flow for their stations (very few others can).
  • The big fish reportedly chasing the Milwaukee cluster.                                                

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The Entercom Exodus

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  • Why CBS executives are now quitting David Field after he wiped out more than 10 CBS market managers and countless programmers and talent.
  • The real story of Chris Oliviero’s surprise exit not the varnished version in the happy talk radio trade press.
  • How Oliviero’s departure could put the nail in Entercom’s coffin – seriously.
  • Startling revelation of the one CBS exec Entercom can’t afford to lose next –in spite of the salary savings benefit.
  • The reason the few ex-CBS employees David Field wants to keep don’t want to work at Entercom any longer. 
  • The new CBS “you can’t fire me, I quit” mentality taking hold at Entercom.

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The iHeart Takeover

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  • A hack attack on iHeart’s sale price.
  • A warning about the huge number one bidder would cut if they take over.
  • Employee nightmare:  highest synergies in the history of radio to make an iHeart takeover work. 
  • The real reason Liberty just officially walked on their $1.1 billion takeover bid.
  • Surprise -- Who is next?

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Entercom’s Secret New Startup

  • Revealed:  Behind the scenes efforts to create an entirely new business that Entercom’s competitors don’t see coming.
  • What damage would it inflict in Entercom markets.
  • What happens to Entercom if this big deal turns out to be a dud.
  • The likely name of Entercom’s new startup.  You won’t believe their choice of a name.
  • All the details of what this new venture will do (their words, their document) and how it will hurt competitors in their markets.

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