Monthly Archives: March 2018

The search for an Imus replacement begins

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The curtain closes on Don Imus

77 year old Don Imus had a contract that Cumulus Radio cannot justify in bankruptcy, so this is the end of the Imus show in syndication. On WABC-AM in New York, syndicated Chris Plante moves to 10 AM to noon, … Continue reading

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EU GPDR is coming in May 2018

https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html The EU passed data privacy laws (General Data Protection Regulation) two years ago that asserts a principle that EU privacy regulations apply not only to businesses that engage in commerce in Europe, or have computers in EU countries, but … Continue reading

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$1.6 billion thanks

Having survived a week without a fatality, it was time to try out the light rail extension. We road it from end to end – I-485 to UNC-Charlotte. At the UNCC station, there was a very visible policeman watching the … Continue reading

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Send in the Clouds

In a move that is somewhat logical, the “new” Cumulus Board of Directors has two new directors with ties to Mexico. The FCC has been relaxing the rules about non-Americans owning broadcast licenses. This telegraphs to me that much of … Continue reading

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Meow!

A glimpse into the history of Art Stone, who was on the receiving end of the attack. It was not a bilateral “war”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meow_Wars A huge train geek named Jon Bell – who I never met in real life – … Continue reading

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Clear Channel / iHeartmedia bankruptcy update

A few tidbits from the Tom Taylor newsletter along with having read the bankruptcy filing. John Malone had his lawyers show up at the “First Day Motions” to represent his interests. The filing has language permitting Malone to submit his … Continue reading

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The Salisbury, North Carolina Train Station

talking about the new extension of the light rail line here in charlotte reminded me that i’d taken some pix of the salisbury, north carolina, amtrak station back in october when we were in salisbury  for fred’s 40th college reunion. … Continue reading

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It’s open!

Friday was the official launch of the $1.6 billion Blue Line extension, coinciding with the NCAA Round 1 playoff at the Spectrum Arena. No pushing!

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Clear Channel files Chapter 11 (finally)

https://radioink.com/2018/03/15/iheart-lenders-sign-agreement-file-chapter-11/ It is important to note that the description says some of the lenders are on board. It reads like this will be a contested bankruptcy. After the group supporting the plan pins down the details, there is a period … Continue reading

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