There will be more.
Scaling up like that to dilute the debt burden means more sticks, less people, canned content. Somebody somewhere really needs to get the message out on the artificial cost burdens all that merging and trading imposed on the medium. In the end, that comes right out of our ass in the form of both reduced employment and seriously diluted value out of the medium. Asses.
Yet, the general public expectation surrounding radio is still being presented old school. Carson on "The Voice" did a nice segment where he had the competitors in his studio. Blake, Christina have also both done similar things, talking up the medium largely as it's intended to be.
The disconnect is just huge... Soon it will all be just a coupla bright spots all piped in national, leaving a wasteland of empty chairs and dusty mics.
A friend and I were musing over massive breakups at work. So much new opportunity, and a reset for them! They've managed to glob so much back together, why not give these clowns something new to do and open up a lot of currently closed doors? Break a lot of 'em up, not just radio.
Won't happen this time though. The concentration of power is too high right now, IMHO, but it would be damn spiffy, if it did!