Domain Insight 5/23: Will 2019 Bring A Memorial Day Format Change Frenzy?
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is historically one of the busier for format changes. Or was. Since 2015 there has been a noticeable slow down in the amount of changes to take place. There are may possible reasons, from the lack of new formats to the financial issues many of the big operators, to the CHR doldrums that could be attributed.
Most of the upcoming changes that will take place between now and June 1 will be due to Educational Media Foundation closing on its acquisitions of stations from Cumulus Media and iHeartMedia’s Aloha Stations Trust. However there are a handful of changes that we expect to be imminent.