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    Cumulus SF Exit Plan

    Inside Radio today quotes a broker with "connections to the company" who says every top 15 market cluster owned by Cumulus, except Dallas, is on the block.


    http://www.insideradio.com/cumulus-m...6e0417b09.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael hagerty View Post
    Inside Radio today quotes a broker with "connections to the company" who says every top 15 market cluster owned by Cumulus, except Dallas, is on the block.


    http://www.insideradio.com/cumulus-m...6e0417b09.html
    I am betting EMF is very excited to see this.
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    I don't really think EMF needs anymore stations

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    I don't really think EMF needs anymore stations
    There are still ten or so top 50 markets that EMF is not in, and many smaller markets where they can upgrade from translators, Class A facilities or rimshot facilities.
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    I just read on RadioDiscussions the other day, that, after several station sales close on June 1st that K-Love will air in 49 of the top 50 markets. I didn't personally verify its accuracy, but I certainly can't think of any other large markets which are missing K-Love.

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    Houston being one of the K-Love-free top 50 markets, as they've so far left KSBJ alone


    Quote Originally Posted by PTBoardOp94 View Post
    I just read on RadioDiscussions the other day, that, after several station sales close on June 1st that K-Love will air in 49 of the top 50 markets. I didn't personally verify its accuracy, but I certainly can't think of any other large markets which are missing K-Love.

    https://www.radiodiscussions.com/sho...97#post6258097

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    I don't really think EMF needs anymore stations
    Using that logic, i<3, the Cloud Co., and E-Com shouldn’t have any more stations, right? Because they take nearly every available commercial frequency and take away a Mom and Pop operation? Radio is just like any other business, Mario. For someone like myself who has worked in the business, it’s something to adjust to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksradiogeek View Post
    Radio is just like any other business, Mario. For someone like myself who has worked in the business, it’s something to adjust to.
    I agree. The stations EMF bought were available to other buyers. The price paid was based on potential listeners, not cash flow, so it's often higher than another commercial offer. Free market: Willing buyer, willing seller.

    The other side is if there were tougher ownership rules, EMF would simply syndicate their format to stations rather than buy them. The end result would be the same.

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