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Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Discussion pertaining to the Tri-Cities, Flint, Mt. Pleasant, and Bad Axe
R Bedell
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Location: Mid Michigan

Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by R Bedell » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 am

Coverage You Won't Count On!!!
Yup, or ---- coverage you never counted on----. LMAO

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.



organman95
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Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by organman95 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:40 am

GREATLAKESVET wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:11 am
Another private equity firm wants to get into an industry that they know NOTHING about. I cannot blame Meredith for grabbing a $2-billion carrot. But there's only one outcome, especially if the heads of private equity firms are children of or devotees of Gordon Gekko's philosophies. They'll trim as much as possible from the Meredith stations and unload the remains. Just look at WZZM under Price ownership in Michigan or, more recently, in the retail sector. Long-time retailers like Bon Ton stores or Shopko were taken over by private equity firms that didn't have a clue about retailing and drove them right into bankruptcy or liquidation. A hex on all of their houses. But I will leave those employed by Meredith some words of optimism: BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID.
Similar to Barrington Broadcasting...



lovinlife101
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Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:02 pm

Acquire station, get rid of the union, fire a bunch of people, force remaining employees to produce more content for added shows, hire Bill Harris to read the TelePrompTer for one show and hear him squeal his tires in the parking lot two seconds after the show ends. Then, put on a semi-retirement party where the man of the hour curses in front of his kids and grandkids.

What’s not to like?



R Bedell
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Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by R Bedell » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 pm

What’s not to like?
Your constant obsession, and childish fetish with Bill Harris.



lovinlife101
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Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:58 pm

R Bedell wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 pm
What’s not to like?
Your constant obsession, and childish fetish with Bill Harris.
You wanna finish that sentence, Skippy?



MasterB
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Location: Kalamazoo

Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by MasterB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:24 pm

Meredith turned down to buy Heartland and I have heard they want to be a mega TV station just want to buy top 50 TV stations. Meredith, they aren't sellers as the article is stating.


Go Pistons, Let's Go Redwings.

R Bedell
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Location: Mid Michigan

Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Post by R Bedell » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:18 pm

You wanna finish that sentence, Skippy?
The topic was your insane obsession with Bill Harris, and........... NOT sentence structure.

Try & stay focused ...... Skippy



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