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No “Salary” for Rush? What this means for local talk radio hosts.

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  So, four more years is what — The release didn’t specify that. Because I told everybody involved I don’t want any terms announced. I have never, by the way, released that kind of information about my arrangement here. Those numbers have always come from other people. My parents, my dad  always told me, “you…

iHeart Media – “Hiding the Pickle?”

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“Hiding the Pickle” is a little game I was accused of playing when doing budgets back in the old Clear Channel/Jacor days.  When putting together the annual programming, promotional, news and sports budgets, I’d hide a few dollars in various lines to “pad” things (so to speak).  I had little tricks like putting the cost…

Limbaugh, Hannity Tossed into San Francisco Bay by Own Company

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I learned very early on in radio, the people you pass on the way up are the same people you pass on the way down.  So when you’re above them you better not pee on them and call it a gentle spring rain.   “Despite all the spin and propaganda it was my decision to fire…

Talk Radio’s Ratings Disaster – Why Nothing Changes

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I guess I hit close to home with my prior blog post on the Ratings Disaster that is today’s talk radio. The June PPM’s suck for talk radio.  Hell.  The diary markets coming in are bringing little joy.  And many in the talk radio industry just sit back and continue on autopilot with the same…

How Red Lobster is like AM (and Talk) Radio

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I am one of the last believers in AM radio.  I love the medium.  It kills me to see the shape it’s in today. It didn’t have to be this way. A number of months ago I wrote a blog that received a lot of positive and negative reaction within the radio industry.  The FCC…

“That’s One Small Kiss for Man…One Giant Smooch for Mankind.”

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Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently warned the NFL to watch its overexposure.  Without reeling that exposure in some and understanding its core mission, the league was at risk of destroying itself. The NFL is about football.  Physically freakish men moving a ball up and down a field while pounding on…