The Threat of SiriusXM

  • Radio’s nightmare from 25 years ago has come true – satellite radio is the future of traditional broadcasting.
  • What about digital where radio efforts are virtually non-existent – is it advantage SiriusXM?
  • Why 2019 will be the end of live and local terrestrial radio.
  • But SiriusXM has some dirty secrets that they don’t want its radio competitors to know.
  • How does a satellite service that doesn’t compete with radio for advertising and doesn’t offer its programming for free be the future of the radio industry?

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The Next Radio Audience

  • The last Baby Boomer has moved past the 25-54 demographic so why are there so many stations doubling down on efforts to reach them?
  • Demographers reveal radio’s new target audience — one that is worth pursuing for a long time to come.
  • A warning about programming to Millennials and why radio can’t program to an entire generation.
  • Why this new “sweet spot” for radio could give birth to 6 or more innovative new formats that can drive new listening for the first time.
  • Surprising revelations about alt-rock and The Breeze (flanker adult contemporary format) — do they hit radio’s new desired demographic target?

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Bankrupt iHeart’s $80 Million in Bonuses

iHeart is being pillaged even before it exits bankruptcy.

This is the story of Bob Pittman and 100 junior executives running off with the spoils to the tune of $82 million or more in future bonuses (not counting what was already awarded).

Publicly, Pittman is acquiring companies as if when iHeart emerges from bankruptcy current ownership will be around to manage the whole thing.

Privately, Pittman is planning an exit and the company is going to be sold but the real damage will be to the radio industry that remains.

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            Efficacy of iHeart’s New “Breeze” Format

            iHeart’s Troubling Bankruptcy Board

            Cumulus Closer to a 2nd Bankruptcy

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Brutal Entercom Firing

I get that things are bad in radio right now.

Employees treated like they are less than human while their bosses get all the benefits and respect that, by their performance, they don’t earn.

We get a lot of reports about mistreatment, toxic workplaces and abuse of power.

But the one you’ll read today is as bad as it gets and it’s from Entercom.

This harrowing treatment may be the new normal for today’s radio industry.

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            iHeart’s Troubling Bankruptcy Board

            Cumulus Closer to a 2nd Bankruptcy

            Dickey to Strike In 3 Weeks

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Pittman & Bressler’s Removal From iHeart

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            Efficacy of iHeart’s New “Breeze” Format

            iHeart’s Troubling Post-Bankruptcy Board

            Cumulus Closer to a 2nd Bankruptcy

            Dickey to Strike In 3 Weeks

            iHeart’s Secret Buyer

            $45 Million in Entercom Cutbacks Coming

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