Strong Political Headwinds Stifle Saga’s Growth


When it comes to quarterly earnings calls, Ed Christian, the CEO of radio industry pure-play Saga Communications, always seems to keep a financial report card post-mortem assessment entertaining and full of poignant tales.

For Saga’s Q3 2019 earnings call, Christian delivered a lengthy soliloquy replete with tales involving Iceland and fishing, and hall of fame football coach Vince Lombardi.

At the end of the day, however, the stories couldn’t hide the biggest takeaway: Saga’s sputtering, and Christian’s not pleased.

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