Category Archives: Radio Ownership

Betting on the future

This is a followup to the “Why Talk is Moving to FM” post about a week ago. I’m actually going to encourage you right wing nuts (and you know who you are!) to read the Huffington Post, specifically HERE.  Tamara … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place

Sarah McBride of the WSJ (along with Mike Spector) write in this article about a problem which has taken some of the lenders by surprise, but people who follow this site closely have known about for months. Citadel Broadcasting (which … Continue reading

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CBS turning right?

This could be BIG. CBS radio tried out “hot talk” with Free FM which was a dismal failure.   If you run down the CBS owned & operated stations, CBS has been allergic to any kind of  “right wing” talk radio.  … Continue reading

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Media Owner – NorthEast Public Radio

When even people at NPR say you’ve crossed the line on being too partisan for a 501(c)(3) public radio station, you would think WAMC’s Alan Chartock would get the hint. WAMC is a public radio station, with 9 satellite stations … Continue reading

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Radio Owner – Flinn Broadcasting

George S Flinn, Jr. has at least one experience in his background that no other radio owner can claim – he has performed an ultrasound on a pregnant panda bear. Dr Flinn is a native of Memphis, and operates a … Continue reading

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Radio Owner – Backyard Broadcasting

So you used to work for Sinclair Broadcasting, and you have been working for a couple years for a Private Equity firm in Boston.   You become aware that an old friend from Sinclair Radio is still hanging around his house … Continue reading

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Radio Owner – Minnesota Public Radio

People on radio need to be very careful about what they say without thinking about it ahead of time. Back in 1981, Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion fame, offered listeners a free poster for the fictional Powdermilk Biscuits if … Continue reading

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Radio Owner – Jimmy Swaggart Ministries

If you’re old enough to remember Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, you also probably remember Jimmy Swaggart.     Back in the 1980s, televangelism was all the rage.   Several of the ministries pointed fingers of sin at each other, and in … Continue reading

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Radio Owner – Triad Broadcasting

So it’s 1999 and you’ve been working for Norwest bank in Minneapolis, which just merged with Wells Fargo out in California, and you’re wondering what to do with the rest of your life. Then you have an idea – let’s … Continue reading

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