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kleinbl00  ·  272 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: IHeartRadio owner files for bankruptcy

Both, but really fuck the shit out of Clear Channel.

I mean, Ackerley was plenty bad enough. They were corporate AF. But I had friends that worked there and they didn't hate it. Clear Channel? I don't know anybody who voluntarily worked for Clear Channel. Not only that, they're the fuckers that sold the Sonics to Howard Shultz who drove them into the ground and then sold them to Oklahoma.

    At the time of the closure of the transaction, the sale price was reported to be 38 times cashflow (approximately $1.1B USD) the highest ever sale valuation for a North American publicly traded media company in the history of the NYSE.

Those fuckers were overpaying a factor of ten for radio four years after Napster. And why? Fucking Jack FM. That Clear Channel survived 2008 is a christmas goddamn miracle; I'm delighted to see their abysmal crushing failure.