Horizontal Radio Monopolies

Just when I thought relaxation of ownership rules was finally off the table due to the FCC and iHeart’s reluctance, horizontal radio monopolies emerge that could shake the entire industry up …

Today, I’m going to get into it an escape plan that can help failed owners get back to making money or get out – or both.

You’ll read a few thoughts on …

  • A way for debt laden owners to consolidate horizontally and grow vertically.
  • Why even iHeart would like to get in on it (remember, they were against helping competitors own more stations).
  • Money would be no problem.
  • Chances this version gets past the FCC’s previous objections.
  • See a frightening hypothetical that can actually happen for real.

The answers start here

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