Clear Channel & Cumulus Plan To Replace Talk Radio

Clear Channel and Cumulus are getting ready to bail on one of radio’s staple formats.

If you think Bob Pittman has spent too much time in his new office “mist tunnel” and Lew Dickey is pre-occupied with the CBS Radio acquisition, you would be only partially correct.  It’s game on.

Their future talk radio plans are now revealed.

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  1. What will be the last year for talk radio as we know it.
  2. What happens to talk between now and then for the two largest purveyors.
  3. What Cumulus plans to do with their talk stations.
  4. The Clear Channel timeframe for phasing out talk.
  5. Rush Limbaugh’s next contract.

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