Monthly Archives: May 2009

Tammy Bruce ends Weekend Syndication

A listener informed me (and I’ve confirmed) that Tammy Bruce has ended her weekend syndication with Talk Radio Network.   She will continue to stream on the internet and make a podcast available.   If it is technically possible, I’ll continue to … Continue reading

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Final show of Bob Costas

This is the final weekend of the Bob Costas weekend show on Premiere Radio.  The show is a recorded interview show, so no idea if he has a special “last show” planned. The list of stations still carrying the show … Continue reading

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Clear Channel switches to Flash

This morning, I noticed that Clear Channel has changed their player from Windows Media Player to Flash.   If you are a firefox or Mac user, that’s a “good thing”.  No need now for addins to get the stream to work. … Continue reading

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Radio Station Owner – Beasley Broadcasting

Beasley is typical of the group of publicly traded, family controlled radio station owners – so much so that this profile contains a faux “boilerplate” paragraph that could apply to any of the similar companies.   The profile is available [here] George … Continue reading

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Beware large % changes on small volume

Today Beasley Broadcasting announced a confusing sale (they’re selling the station, but not the programming?) of 2 stations in Las Vegas for $12.5 million in cash to a buyer without much of a track record – Silver State Communications sells Internet Service … Continue reading

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Melanie Morgan hits the big time

This is a BIG deal. You may not have heard of Melanie Morgan unless you live in California.  She is a “lib who saw the light” Conservative who worked for quite a while on KSFO in San Francisco co-hosting a … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – Saga Communications

Saga Communications is profoundly different than any of the other radio owners. Saga did its IPO long before anyone knew ownership limits would be relaxed.  In 1996, when the limits were relaxed, Saga did not change its business plan, and … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Report – Regent

The owner report is [here]. It’s almost becoming possible to write the story of a failing radio company without reading anything.   Almost all of the ones in trouble follow the same basic story line. Experienced Radio owner founds company to … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – MCC

What do you get when you combine a privately owned small community newspaper company in Augusta Georgia, horseback barrel racing, an FM station in Monico on the French Riviera, and a radio station in Wasilla, Alaska – the home town of Sarah Palin?  … Continue reading

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