Tag: cumulus

03/16

Audio is a Feature, Not an Industry

So what does it mean when the radio industry headlines lead with debt-burdened iHeartMedia and this: iHeartMedia Battles Angry Creditors as Bankruptcy Looms. What does it mean when the next headline is about Cumulus, and this quotation: "Q4 and 2015 results dismal as radio's decline shows no signs of stabilization." What does it mean when CBS announces their plan to spin all of their radio assets while at the same time vowing to boost revenue $3.75 Billion by 2020 based on everything except radio: Retransmission fees, OTT, international projects, and more? What does it mean when … [Read more...]

02/12

Is there a Business Model for Streaming?

Mike Agovino is COO of Triton Digital, the company at the leading edge of audio's digital transformation and monetization. The digital audio space is changing fast, as is its relationship to advertisers. And nobody is closer to the action than Triton. So what’s new? And what does that mean for broadcasters in particular? This is the last of a two-part conversation. In Part 1 yesterday, we focused on what's new in the digital audio monetization space and what that means for broadcasters in particular. In this part, we focus on the wisdom (or lack thereof) of simulcasting ads between … [Read more...]

09/19

I’m Going to Stage a Secret Radio Meeting

...much like the one being staged in "secret" at the NAB Radio Show right now. And like that meeting, the purpose of mine is to plot radio's digital future. Because, as we all know, the future of any industry is best mapped out by its leading executives, locked together in a private room with nary a consumer in sight.  Consumers will do what they're told, after all.  The control is all ours! This is how General Motors did it for years! I will make sure only to invite folks who see eye-to-eye with me on the main issues of the day, as I see them.  Troublemakers need not apply. Also … [Read more...]

04/28

Watch the Keynote Session for the Worldwide Radio Summit LIVE FRIDAY

It's the kickoff session for the Worldwide Radio Summit, and - in a first for the radio industry - you can watch it LIVE right here! It will be Friday, April 29 - from noon-1:30 (ET)/9-10:30a (PT). Tune in to watch me moderate a roundtable session with some of radio's forward-thinking leaders: BILL MOORE -- CEO TUNEIN RADIO, RADIOTIME GERRIT MEIER -- COO Digital, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO JOHN DICKEY -- COO, CUMULUS BROADCASTING LEE ABRAMS -- Former Chief Innovation Officer TRIBUNE, Chief Programming Officer XM MIKE AGOVINO -- COO, TRITON MEDIA GROUP You can check in via … [Read more...]

04/19

Watch the Opening Session of the Worldwide Radio Summit LIVE Online

In a first for the radio industry, the opening session of an upcoming industry event is being streamed LIVE online and you can watch it from the comfort of your own desk - for free! I'm talking about the first annual Worldwide Radio Summit next week in LA.  It's brought to you by All Access. I am moderating the opening session, and you are invited to watch.  Here are the details: KEYNOTE PANEL: THE FUTURE OF "ALL THINGS RADIO" 9-10:30 am PT, Friday April 29, 2011 Our panel of experts will discuss the current trends and future forecast for "all things radio." Whether it be … [Read more...]

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