Lew Dickey Talks Nash FM, Streaming & More On Bloomberg TV
February 8, 2013

Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey appeared on Bloomberg TV's In The Loop yesterday, to discuss a number of issues facing the company. Dickey discussed the recent launch of Country WNSH (Nash 94.7)/New York, as well as Cumulus' plans to expand the Nash brand across the U.S.

Dickey spoke about the power of the Country format, and pointed out the sales success of Country artists recently, saying that the company plans to make "Nash" a national Country brand across multiple platforms.

He also said that Cumulus is now "organizing our programming around key content verticles. Country, which we just talked about is one. Talk is another, Sports is yet another...and then Rock." Dickey noted that in the Talk radio realm, the industry is seeing a shift from political talk to Sports, saying that "I think people may be tired of all the partisan bickering."

As for online streaming of terrestrial signals, Dickey noted that "streaming is really expanding the market," adding that Cumulus has become the "third largest streaming platform in the country behind Pandora and Clear Channel." However, Dickey added that monitizing streaming is another matter and that "we don't yet see a business model there." As for mobile, Dickey said that it is "really good at...search and commerce. The device is not particularly conducive for display advertising. So that’s why you’re seeing display be somewhat challenged."

You can see Dickey's entire appearance here.

Breaking News
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015
Cumulus Announces Programming Moves In Indianapolis & Atlanta
iHeartMedia Savannah Names Jonathan "JR" Reed Program Director At WAEV
Concord Bicycle Music Announces Major Strategic Investment In Razor & Tie Enterprises LLC
Nielsen & Westwood One Renew Relationship
September 30, 2015
Sean Atkins Named President Of MTV
The T.J. Martell Foundation Annouces The Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award
Cox Media Atlanta Names Tripp West Music Director/Midday Host On B98.5
In Brief - September 30, 2015
September 29, 2015
Cumulus Media Appoints Mary G. Berner CEO
iHeartRadio Music Festival Makes Billions Of Impressions On Social Media
Cox Media Group Jacksonville Launches New Easy 106.5
HD Radio Technology Expands Automotive Offerings
In Brief - September 29, 2015
iHeartMedia Tucson Names Carl Anderson Market President
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Returns Presented by Capital One
The CW and iHeartMedia Announce New Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement
Former Warner Bros. Records President Livia Tortella Launches Black Box
In Brief - September 28, 2015
September 25, 2015
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Headlines Session At 2015 Radio Show
The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25
Nielsen BDSradio Grows 40% Since Adding Streaming Data
In Brief - September 25, 2015
September 24, 2015
Pandora All-Time Royalties Surpass $1.5 Billion
Music News
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar
Seven New Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top Ten
Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Fetty Wap, Corey Taylor
CeeLo to Drop Heart Blanche in November
The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25
Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, Muse, OMI, Collective Soul
Kanye West's Swish Could Be a Year Away
Quick Hits: Sara Bareilles, X Ambassadors, All That Remains
Ryan Adams Discusses His Own 1989
Quick Hits: BET Hip-Hop Awards, Sam Smith, Forbes Top Hip-Hop Earners, The Weeknd, Young Thug

Mark Adams
San Francisco

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!