Let’s Make a Deal


Glenn SerafinNational Association of Media Brokers President Glenn Serafin explains the recent past as a prelude to looking forward at the 2015 station trading market in an exclusive essay appearing in a special RBR+TVBR print edition available at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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Here’s a sneak preview into some of his thoughts.

Radio trading now v. the late 90s: “The radio stations sold last year represent about 6% of the 15,432 full power AM and FM radio stations operating in the USA. To draw an unfair comparison, when deals were robust after Telecom in 1996, about 12% of radio stations changed hands annually.”

On one of the driving factors influencing TV multiples: “Since many (almost all) of the buyers already are TV licensees, many already in-market, they bring economy of scale and programming buying power that drive down their costs.”