Beasley, Cumulus, Townsquare and even Entercom have the most to lose because Liberty isn’t just looking to takeover iHeart, it’s thinking even bigger.
Scary Predictions for 2019
80% came true last year so what’s ahead for a music performance tax, Mary Berner, Lew Dickey, The Breeze, Entercom’s comeback, 3 groups resorting to auctioning stations, podcasting, voice-activated listening and Spotify.
Projected Ratings of Soft AC “Breeze” Format
PDs tracking early meter results show “The Breeze” is killing it. But unfortunately, Air Supply and friends appear to be killing the wrong thing.
Entercom’s Salary Dump
David Field promised Wall Street Entercom would save $110 million in shared expenses after the CBS merger. As 2019 starts, he’s only half way there. As revenue declines, this promises to get ugly.
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- Everything is for sale in radio. So where are the buyers?
- The reason John Malone has to have iHeart. It's not for the radio
- Why Wall Street is hating on Beasley
- Lew Dickey's new company has a change of plans
- Liberty wants to add 2 more media mergers to the iHeart takeover
- CEOs publicly talk up radio’s future but secretly look to diversify
- Are any radio groups safe? These 3 are bullet proof
- Entercom really is in trouble and, yes, David Field could even lose the company
- Cumulus is now onboarding new people to fire a large number of existing employees
- While Cumulus was pivoting to digital, Westwood One just got hit with major defections