Beasley’s $250 Million Acquisition Fund

  • Why Beasley filed with the SEC to raise $250 million at this late date.
  • Public speculation about iHeart spinning off stations to Beasley.
  • Alpha, Townsquare and Scripps/Milwaukee – which are now potential Beasley acquisition targets.
  • How Beasley will be impacted by iHeart’s threat to buy more stations not sell if ownership limits are eased.

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iHeart’s Threat to Buy More Stations

  • Why iHeart, the biggest consolidator, is now strongly against easing ownership rules.
  • How owning more stations will sit with Liberty, their buyer in waiting.
  • The real reason iHeart is threatening competitors if the NAB-backed deregulation legislation is passed.
  • How iHeart’s threat to get even bigger might affect Entercom, Beasley, Cumulus and other groups looking to grow.
  • Will more stations be good for iHeart employees?

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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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