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Tue May 7, 2013, 07:57 PM

Cumulus CEO hits Limbaugh while reporting $2.4 million revenue loss

Source: Politico

Cumulus Media today reported a $2.4 million first-quarter decline in revenue related to talk programming, a loss that CEO Lew Dickey attributed, indirectly, to Limbaugh's controversial remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.

The earnings call came one day after POLITICO reported that Limbaugh was considering ending his affiliation agreement with Cumulus because he was frustrated with Dickey for blaming him for advertising losses.

Yet when asked about the Limbaugh on today's earnings call, Dickey again suggested that Limbaugh's remarks about Fluke played a significant role in the company's revenue decline.

"We've had a tough go of it the last year," Dickey said. "The facts are indisputable regarding the impact certain things have had on ad dollars."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/cumulus-ceo-hints-at-limbaugh-while-reporting-m-revenue-163415.html



If Rush leaves Cumulus, which B-grade teabagger will they put in his slot?

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Reply Cumulus CEO hits Limbaugh while reporting $2.4 million revenue loss (Original post)
brooklynite May 2013 OP
Stuart G May 2013 #1
indepat May 2013 #2
kona808 May 2013 #3
mac56 May 2013 #4
ca3799 May 2013 #5
Botany May 2013 #6
Javaman May 2013 #7
mahatmakanejeeves May 2013 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:03 PM

1. Someone will pick him up.

It is what they do.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:10 PM

2. Suspect what Limpballs said, no matter how outrageously obscene, mattered not a whit

to station owners as long as the sponsors stayed on board.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:12 PM

3. Mike Huckabee, he's already Cumulus' big "star".

 

And when Limbaugh leaves WABC in NY he'll slide right over to Clear Channel's WOR.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:15 PM

4. Radio sponsors don't like controversy.

However, this is much ado about nothing. Cumulus will just plug Huckleberry into the Comedian's time slot. Life will go on as usual.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:24 PM

5. Now is the time to call (more)

Take this opportunity to let your local stations know via email how much you are not enjoying the 'all politics all the time' formats. They may be particularly receptive to your email at this time. Make your opinion heard!

My station has Rush (3 freaking hours a day! UGH!) Hannity, that freaky-freak Levin and a local yahoo named Michael Barry (recently popped for a hit-and-run after drinking at a local gay bar- LOL!).

Let them know!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:47 PM

6. next time Rush might think about the fights he picks



And all of this started because Rep. Issa was afraid to have her testify in front of his
committee and she had the nerve to stand up for herself and other women.

this is not a fight that the repugs or rush can ever win ..... Well,
as they say paybacks are a b***.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 10:30 AM

7. I won't believe any of this until he's actually gone

this all could be nothing more than a bullshit charade to create a "buzz controvercy" over nothing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 08:47 AM

8. If Rush leaves Cumulus, which B-grade teabagger will they put in his slot?

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