News: Clear Channel Announces Plan To Sell 448 Radio Stations
Posted on Sunday, November 26 @ 05:25:28 MST by roadrash
Clear Channel to sell radio stations outside the top 100 markets and entire television station group.
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. announced plans to sell 448 of its 1,150
radio stations, all located outside the top 100 U.S. media markets, as well as
the company's 42-station Television Group. Collectively, these properties
contributed less than 10 percent of the company's revenues last
"Our decision to divest these broadcast properties was reached as a
result of the ongoing optimization of our diverse portfolio of media assets,"
said Mark Mays, Chief Executive Officer. "These are profitable and well-managed
properties in excellent markets. We believe that the sale of these stations will
allow us to position our business to provide even greater value to our listeners
The radio stations scheduled for sale are located in
90 markets outside of the top-100 Arbitron Metros. The television stations are
located in 24 small and mid-sized markets throughout the country.
sale of these assets is not contingent on the closing of the company's merger
agreement announced separately.