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Les Moonves Discusses CBS Spin-Off Plans

CBS Radio For Sale Les Moonves Alpha CumulusCBS Executive Chairman/CEO Les Moonves discussed the company’s plans to spin-off the company’s radio properties during an interview on Broadcast Company of America’s Sports “Mighty 1090” XEPRS Tijuana/San Diego on Wednesday.

During the interview with morning host Dan Sileo, Moonves stated, “As the world progressed we’ve moved into much more digital, much more streaming and it is a world for us that is keyed on video. Radio is still a wonderful, wonderful business you know. So it is our intent to spin it off into its own self standing company which will fit better than being part of a big conglomerate like ours which is keyed more on television. By no means do we think that radio is not a great business. It’s a slower growth business than the video business is. But we have 117 radio stations and we think that will be a great stand-alone company. So by no means are we deserting the radio business.”

Listen to the whole interview at Mighty1090.com. The relevant CBS Radio discussion starts at the 6:15 mark.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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