KXNO/iHeart Layoffs

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  1. cyowan

    cyowan Well-Known Member
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    Nope they cut them off. The station is not available on IHeart right now. Unreal.
     
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  2. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    I listen to a lot of these shows daily. Really sucks as I think local sports radio is so much better than national radio.

    Sorry to hear this @ChrisMWilliams. I was a big fan of the Fanatics. I've been listening to you since I was in college and you and @brentblum were on the radio on sunday mornings on 1430. You've come a long way in your craft since then.
     
  3. CYdTracked

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    cutting in and out for me now
     
  4. discydisc

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    I lost my stream as well
     
  5. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I think some executive pulled the plug during Miller talking about it.
     
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  6. discydisc

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  7. discydisc

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    **** this day
     
  8. ArgentCy

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    Wait these idiots think we are actually going to listen to robots? HAHAHA :eek: :mad:

    I guess they did put this into the memo “iHEART is the rare example of a major traditional media company that has made the successful transformation into a 21st century media company" :rolleyes: (could someone remind them they have been in bankruptcy for the past 2 years..)

    Silicon Valley has vastly overestimated the current abilities of AI.
     
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  9. capitalcityguy

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  10. Bader

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    And now mysteriously back online.

    **** move iheart.
     
  12. AuH2O

    AuH2O Well-Known Member

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    CW and Ross had a great show. Obviously having the local content I want made me listen, but seriously, these guys knew their stuff, had unique takes on sports and non-sports topics, and worked so well with each other that it was great radio. I really have no clue about the business and trying to monetize something like a Fanatics podcast independently, but I would sure as hell listen.

    I get the complaints about some of the local shows that have been on in the market. Some were pretty bad. Fanatics was great. But the main thing is having local sports covered is so much more enjoyable. I don't hate all of the national shows, but man, I have Cowherd's show on occasonially while in the car, and I would really like to know from probably July - December how much time was spent on Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. I swear 90% of the time I heard the show that's what he's talking about. A pretty good QB on a mediocre team that can't win a terrible division.
     
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  13. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    while I think we all feel bad for Sean too, he isn't exactly why anyone was tuning in to KXNO.
     
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  14. jbindm

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    Well, this is some unwelcome news. I'll find something else to listen to on my commute. I mostly just feel bad for the folks who were laid off. National sports radio can't hold a candle to local content when it's done right, and AD and his team consistently put out a great product. Sorry to see this happen.
     
  15. agcy68

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    This move will complete my full transition to PodCasts. I can find enough material there that interests me for my 40 minute commute twice a day. Hope Chris channels his energy into more CF podcasts!
     
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  16. jsb

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    So did Ken get the axe too?
     
  17. CYdTracked

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  18. CascadeClone

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    That's what it will boil down to. Will the local advertisers move their dollars elsewhere? If they will, then some local station should be able to make it work.

    From the iHeart perspective, they must figure that by just doing a national show with minimal listeners (but at essentially $0 incremental cost) they could make more profit even with just on the standard package national advertising (i.e. Geico ads 40 times per hour).
     
  19. Sigmapolis

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    Informative -- thank you for posting.

    However, my overall thoughts have not changed. Radio is not really a growth industry and podcasts are going to (albeit maybe slowly) replace it.

    I think the linked data shows that was probably happening slower than I thought it was, but I am all podcasts all the time, and I can imagine people younger than me (32) are only going to trend more and more that way. It might just take some time.

    There are only limited advertising dollars, as well, and podcasts create more competition for that, putting further pressure on radio stations' revenues.
     
  20. johnnydugouts

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    I have been in Iowa less than 3 years but the morning show was absolutely terrible.

    PM drive time was only slightly better.

    The 10am pair was the only show that was actually dedicated to sports.
     
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