iHeart is moving like lightning to “dislocate” even more employees than originally thought.
In fact, we have reporting that shows model markets where a startling few number of on-air and programming people run entire clusters.
Not as drastic in the big seven markets that bring in between 30-40% of all iHeart’s radio revenue, but there too.
Meanwhile Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has written to Bob Pittman protesting the drastic cutbacks (Brown’s letter here).
That has no chance of stopping what we’re seeing unfold now in iHeart markets that is absolutely mindboggling.
In other words – here is their template for local radio.
Note: Yesterday our website was down most of the day. For me it was like my transmitter being off the air for 30 seconds – an eternity. My readers were really ribbing me. One said, “don’t pay the ransom” alluding to the Entercom cyberattacks where David Field is rumored to have paid the hackers. Another reader suggested that Bob Pittman “dislocated” me for the stories I wrote about their employee atrocities.
So here it is – the story you may have missed when Inside Music Media went missing:
- iHeart Fearing a Hostile Takeover
- Conspiracy Developing Over Cumulus Talk Radio Memo
- Censorship Ploy Sets Up Shutting AM Stations
- The Muzzling of Talk Radio
- Cumulus to Reduce Local Talk Radio
- The Day Talk Radio Died
- Entercom To Rethink Alt Rock
- Cumulus Censors 416 Stations
- Entercom to Regionalize Another Format
- The Coronavirus’ Effect on Listening