Hogan’s Heros

A longtime radio friend of mine reminded me that if I could have told him before 1996 that Clear Channel, the little San Antonio company that used to be called "Cheap Channel", was going to eventually be the biggest force in radio, he would have said I was crazy.

Few saw it coming.

This group of Texas outsiders rounding up over 1,100 stations was unthinkable back then. But the little engine that could wound up to be the little engine that couldn't. You don't head for the door and sell off 400+ stations and jump into the arms of investment bankers to take you private unless being a public company doesn't work.