Monthly Archives: February 2018

How would a combined SiriusXM / Clear Channel work?

And add in Pandora… First, it helps to know who John Malone is, since he would be making the decisions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Malone (The Wikipedia article is very incomplete) John Malone’s education was in industrial and electrical engineering, and he got a … Continue reading

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My pal Alexa

The Countess and I are sorting out our technology choices, and experiencing the crossfire among Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Roku, among others. Countess has been getting comfortable with the Amazon Fire 8 HD tablet I bought last year. It is … Continue reading

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Billy Graham dead at 99

Just last week, on our way to the Carolinas Aviation Museum, we made a brief detour to visit the Billy Graham library, on the Billy Graham Parkway, about half way between Uptown and the airport, in a largely undeveloped area. … Continue reading

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Visiting CLT

This got busy enough that I’m going to drag the comments here, I hope

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The Clear Channel bankruptcy plan

As pointed to be Tom Taylor’s news letter: SEC Filing This is proposed pre-packaged bankruptcy. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, normally there is an entity called the “Debtor in possession”. The DIP agrees to put up the money to keep … Continue reading

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Website Status

Most blog readers (all ~6 of you) know that about six months ago, I turned off the streaming radio guide that is the progeny of FindAnISP.com. The amount of work was excessive and incompatible with the obligations of being a … Continue reading

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February Thread

The days get longer as the month gets shorter

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Dunn

Over the weekend, we visited our niece in Dunn North Carolina. She is working there temporarily at a facility that desperately needs her skills. While Countess and my niece were engrossed with the Eva Gardner museum in Smithfield NC, I … Continue reading

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IHeart (Clear Channel) skips $106 million interest payment

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180201005556/en/iHeartCommunications-Announces-Elected-Interest-Payment-Unsecured-Notes The management of Clear Channel / iHeart has made a choice to not pay the $106 million due on February 1st. There is a 30 day grace period during which iHeart can try to strike a deal. So far, … Continue reading

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