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iHeartLayoffs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Thought Iā€™d read that the Kings broadcasts were online-only.
     
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Surprised not to see any Spokane, Wash., stations on there.

    I know one of the Spokane "I Hate Radio" rock stations recently pulled their midday DJs to run canned bits of John Tesh talking between songs. Those people might be working at other stations, though.

    Hard to believe there's a worse industry than newspapers, but radio is one, and has been for a long time now. Hope that all who are affected find something better.
     
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  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  4. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Good points, Mile High. Am I to assume Avs and Nuggets announcers are lackeys working on Kroenke's all-sports station.
     
  5. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

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  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, radio and TV. Though most can't see Nuggets and Avalanche games on TV because Dish and Comcast have blocked them out. Still on DirecTV after a brief blackout.
     
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Don't think the Rockies have been anywhere else, except for getting bumped for Broncos games in the fall. Loved to tune in from California driving home from a late shift and there'd been a lengthy rain delay.
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Correct, they've been on KOA since Day 1 in 1993. The Broncos have been on there since 1970.
     
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  9. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    It makes very depressed I am old enough to remember when the Broncos were on the old KTLN 1280.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I remember when there was a lot of controversy with the deregulation of the TV and radio business - family owners were looking to sell out, corporate chains were looking to gobble up, monopolize and cluster - if I Heart is having such troubles, and I know Cumulus isn't doing great either - is it a situation where they made their pile already and it isn't worth the effort to invest in the product anymore or what? Do they end up selling back to local ownership?
     
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  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    A couple small broadcasters in New England are buying stations here and there at fire-sale prices, but few want to buy.

    Clear Channel went bankrupt somewhere around 2009 or 2010, and then iHeart filed last year. I think Citadel has filed within the past decade too.
     
  12. nickp

    nickp Member

    iHeartRadio has replaced beloved Rockies announcer Jerry Schemmel with a baseball loving robot
     
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