Too big for my britches

Prior to '77 we were rockin' along.  We were slowly growing, and always profitable.  Then we bought Missouri Life, and began losing money month after month.  Almost every entry in the minute book reflects this frustration.  In fact at the March, 1979 meeting Derry suggested finding...

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The Chrysler Deal

One day in 1980 I got a call from the ad agency for Chrysler asking me if I'd be interested in doing a media trade for a Chrysler automobile.  This was in the days when Chrysler Corporation was hurting badly.  The general economy was sour...

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Missouri Life

Sometime in the fall of 1977 I was on a sales trip and received a telephone call from Bill Nunn, the owner and editor of a beautiful "coffee-table magazine" called Missouri Life.  Bill wanted to know if we had an interest in buying and operating...

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Bob Hyland

I've been in business 35 years and along the way met some real characters, one of them was Robert Hyland, Senior Regional VP of CBS Radio and General Manager of KMOX, St. Louis.  An icon of broadcasting nationally, Hyland catapulted KMOX into one of America's...

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MU affiliates

Now that we had promised MU some $201,000 in cash and much more in non-cash promotion, new demands were made of our affiliate radio stations including higher rights fees and increased network commercial inventory.  We asked stations for more pre and post game programming and required clearance...

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