Monthly Archives: June 2009

Is this the future of “radio”?

Dave and Geri used to be morning radio hosts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jerry Del Colliano, who used to run a successful magazine that catered to people in the radio business has been working with this couple to see if … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – Multicultural Radio Broadcasting

You’re a young man in Taiwan in the 1950s.  You have a dream – you want to be a Radio DJ and come to America.  Arthur Liu is that man.  He made his way to New York in 1972 and … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – New Northwest

New Northwest is very similar to two other firms added today.  They are owned by a Private Equity firm in Seattle, and gathered together a portfolio of small town radio stations in the Pacific Northwest. The Founder was a 30 … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – Mapleton

So your dad is friends with Billionaire Paul Allen.   In 1999, Dad sells his cable TV company for $3.6 billion.  You grew up in L.A. down the street from several big rock stars.   You hang out at MTV a lot … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – BiCoastal

BiCoastal is very similar to Cherry Creek.   They are owned by a Private Equity firm, and bought up inexpensive stations on the West Coast in minor markets.  In 2007, they acquired 14 stations in Oregon from Clear Channel as Clear … Continue reading

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Radio Owner Profile – Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Radio is owned by a Washington DC based private equity fund.  They arrived late to the radio consolidation party (in 2001), so were only able to buy the leftover scraps.  They own about 68 stations, all in the Western US  … Continue reading

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DTV is a “done deal”

The FCC database now reflects about 970 analog TV stations are no longer broadcasting.   In about 2 weeks, the remainder (except for Low Power TV) will be turned off (They’re currently telling the stragglers why their TV no longer works). The … Continue reading

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The Radio Quagmire in Grand Rapids

It started innocently enough.    B-93, Clear Channel’s country music station in Grand Rapids decided to have a concert at the Ionia County fairgrounds on June 20th. The day of the concert, an estimated 60-80,000 fans showed up from all over … Continue reading

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Want to buy 36 radio stations for $1,000?

That’s for all 36 stations, not for each one.  Details here Davidson Media group had acquired these stations over time – they are mostly low power stations in small markets in the Southeastern US – carrying Spanish language programs or gospel music. … Continue reading

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