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Post by Lore » 01-25-2013 11:22 PM

I thought Art has been in Pahrump for a few years now.

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Post by pattiwacki » 01-27-2013 09:00 AM

I'm having trouble posting the link but there is a quote from Art on Imaginativeworlds.com that my son told me about. Art says he doesn't mean to string anyone along but stay tuned means just that. He is considering venues and offers (Premiere has offered him any time slot he wants but he doesn't want, I think that's hilarious!). I apologize if this is old news. I think the post is dated 1/11 or13/13
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Post by Dude111 » 01-27-2013 10:09 AM

I would LOVE IT if Art re-joined us here @ FF :)

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Art Bell New Syndicated Program

Post by walman » 01-29-2013 01:59 PM

Hi all, I have worked in radio for over 30 years. Right now the deal is that there are two major radio group owners, Clear Channel (whom you refer to as "Premrad" or Premiere Radio Networks) and Cumulus. To launch a syndicated raio program with any chance of success, you absolutely need one of these two behemoths (Cumulus or Clear Channel) to be behind and/or associated with the new program. Since Clear Channel (Premiere) and Art Bell have well known issues, obviously Art's ONLY real choice is Cumulus, owned by Lew Dickey. If Lew Dickey wants Art Bell, then he certainly has the $$ to get him. I guess the main issues would be Art's demands (such as schedule and hourly commercial load). Lew Dickey's Cumulus has been on an almost continual buying spree of radio stations, and in NYC, now owns WABC-AM. Due to Cumulus owning WABC-AM, Clear Channel just purchased WOR-AM in NYC from Buckley Radio. The reason why they bought WOR-AM is Clear Channel knows that Cumulus (WABC) is moving to launch competitors to longtime Clear Channel (Premiere) shows such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Cumulus now has a deal with Mike Huckabee who they are targeting Rush Limbaugh with. Thus, Clear Channel now has WOR-AM to move Rush and Sean to when (not if, but when) Cumulus dumps Rush and Sean. So, it would make a LOT of sense that Cumulus would go after Art Bell to topple George Noory. Time will tell, but I would bet money Lew Dickey and Art Bell have talked recently.

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Post by pattiwacki » 01-29-2013 06:08 PM

Interesting.
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Post by HB3 » 01-29-2013 07:15 PM

Good info -- thanks.

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Post by HB3 » 01-29-2013 07:17 PM

Clear Channel now has WOR-AM to move Rush and Sean to when (not if, but when) Cumulus dumps Rush and Sean.


Why?

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Post by Riddick » 01-29-2013 07:59 PM

HB3 wrote: Why?
I imagine it's a matter of Cumulus waiting until their contracts to carry Rush and Sean run out, before they start running the competitors they're looking to line up.

Even as war with Clear Channel is brewing, there's still some rules. In that regard, now that Art's out from under his no-compete clause, it's only a question of whether he and Cumulus can work out a deal, and THEN how soon they can get him out there on the "front lines".

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Post by HB3 » 01-29-2013 08:36 PM

Yeah, just wondering why Cumulus is apparently gonna dump Rush and Sean Hannity.

I definitely like the idea of Art coming back and reclaiming his audience, but, I dunno, man...do you think he's up for it?

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Post by JimWest » 01-29-2013 08:57 PM

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This message from Art Bell was purportedly posted on Art Bell's facebook page today.

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Post by dollarmtn » 01-29-2013 10:00 PM

LIKE!
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Post by Diogenes » 01-29-2013 11:10 PM

From HB3: Yeah, just wondering why Cumulus is apparently gonna dump Rush and Sean Hannity.


Exactly - was wondering the same thing.
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Post by bigvig316 » 01-30-2013 12:53 AM

Yeah, he is in negotiations with someone, Just hope it isn't TRN. They have messed with Phil Hendrie a lot.
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Post by Ziroc » 01-30-2013 02:39 AM

What about CBC? He was with them long ago.. were they bought by some massive corp and ruined?
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Post by bigvig316 » 01-30-2013 03:52 AM

CBC got bought up by Clear Channel
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