iHeart, Entercom & Cumulus

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  • Why is it so difficult for radio’s three biggest groups to start regaining audience and revenue again?
  • iHeart’s biggest strategic mistake.
  • How Entercom keeps losing revenue with all those great CBS stations onboard.
  • Why Cumulus is obsessed with controlling the narrative instead of growing revenue share.
  • How lenders are prepared to turn radio’s best assets into Toys “R” Us.

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            Lew Dickey's Takeover Bid Update

            Cumulus Troubles

            Entercom’s Dire Future

            iHeart Bankruptcy

            Smart Speakers & Radio

            Ramifications of 8 FM Stations Per Market

            Entercom’s Projected CBS Merger Cutbacks

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Lew Dickey’s Next Venture Heating Up

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  • Details on what is Lew going to do with that $207 million blank check that expires in November.
  • Why Dickey is raising even more money beyond what it would take to buy Cumulus back.
  • 3 radio groups from which Dickey could buy stations.
  • First look at his radical new plan and where radio fits into it.
  • We pinpoint the month when Dickey is going to make that offer to buy Cumulus.

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            Cumulus Troubles

            Entercom’s Dire Future

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            Ramifications of 8 FM Stations Per Market

            Entercom’s Projected CBS Merger Cutbacks

            Cox – Seller or Buyer?

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Cumulus Troubles

  • 3rdquarter ad revenue pacing revealed
  • The July 25th Town Hall
  • The new Cumulus board
  • Those market manager surveys
  • Layoffs

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Entercom in Worse Shape Than Originally Thought

  • Revenue – why is it continuing to nose dive.
  • How long before an Entercom turnaround.
  • Trouble ahead at their former CBS all-news stations.
  • New danger for 24 major market sports outlets.
  • No ad revenue growth means more cutbacks – whose next and when.
  • An Entercom bankruptcy?  Is that even possible.  What financial people say. 

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iHeart Bankruptcy Leaks

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  • Liberty or Silver Lake – which one is going to make a bid for iHeart.
  • What about all those leaks to the news media about interest in buying iHeart – who’s the source?
  • The major victory for iHeart in bankruptcy court that is going unnoticed.
  • What’s in all this for Bob Pittman.
  • When to expect the serious bidders to make their move.

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