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:
- Desperate Radio CEOs Buy Favorable Ratings
- Audacy’s Hiring Problem
- iHeart Foreign Sale Still on the Table
- Westwood Done
- Cumulus Fires 9 in One Market
- The Fan-to-Fan Music Revolution
- San Diego Audacy Exodus Resumes
- Big Changes Coming to CHR
- New Cumulus Market Manager Mandate
- Cumulus to Regionalize Business Managers