Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BREAKING: New Ultimo CTO Mary Berner Sez: "No Bankruptcy Planned."


New Cumulus CEO Mary Berner addressed Cumulus employees yesterday in a webcast.

Here's a report:

Cumulus CEO Mary Berner Addresses Employees

Her message:  The need to change "corporate culture."  Chapter 11 bankruptcy is not currently on the table.

Right.

Mike Rhyner's boss Mary Berner




37 comments:

Sideshow Bob said...

You sure that's not Gilly from SNL?

Anonymous said...

Gordon is getting hammered on Twitter for sexuality talk.

Anonymous said...

If she's got big boobs let me hear from her

Jlh2118 said...

Hey...hey...hey

blergoyen said...

Reminds me of the corp-wide employee meeting when the execs say "No layoffs planned" the day before they announce lay offs.

birq said...

It's basically the "please don't quit yet" speech while they figure out who to get rid of. Been there, done that.

Anonymous said...

The voices on the texassuperfood.com commercial sound familiar. Same pattern of repeating the website name over and over. But I can't place their previous work.

Gopher said...

Anonymous 5:09

D I N O V I T E

http://www.dinovite.com/

Anonymous said...

Who knew Gordon had doctorates in Psychology AND Sociology? The guy can really do it all. I really appreciated his lecture during the Corner today--it saved me big time on tuition to Princeton. Thanks again, Professor Keith!

Anonymous said...

tx Superfoods is basically the same thing and the last supplement that was sold on the ticket and the same one before that.

Just like the Men's Edge Medical is the same stuff as the last place that offered a similar treatment and the same before that.

Anonymous said...

If Junior Miller is not your leader you are doing it wrong. Today's O-deck is a perfect example of Junior's greatness.

The Plainsman said...

654: I was thinking exactly the same thing. Danny has said on several occasions that Craig is absolutely the craziest person on The Ticket, and he's right.

The Plainsman said...

I don't know about the merits of TexasSuperfoods as actual food or as a supplement, but I do know that it's one of those scam-friendly products where you basically "subscribe" to it by giving your credit card and it's not so easy to unsubscribe. There have also been consumer complaints about the "risk-free money-back guarantee."

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Gopher. It was on the tip of my tongue but it's a pretty old tongue.

Anonymous said...

@625
You left out his doctorate in philosophy. Jake, too, seems to hold at least one doctorate (evolutionary pyschology). Why, just now, he let us know that "human beings [see, he's a scientist] grasp onto the negative and allow it to form their narrative" or some such. A LOT of brain power up in that Ticket biatch.

Gordon's Sex Corner was the height of bosh intellectual buffoonery: Gee, I want the feelin' groovy, I-must-realize-the-realization-of-my-individuality-that is-my-feelings-as-feelings-(especially-mine)-are-the-only-real-values-but-values-are-illusory-evolutionary-byproducts, contemporary hook up cum divorce-is-akin-to-taking-your-old-clothes-to-the-Goodwill-and-buying-a-new-wardrobe culture. . . . . . AND for each bloodless, lifeless, "that's hot!/"oh hell yeah!,"porn-induced hookup to be "special," "meaningful" (all the while, of course, understanding that, meaning per se doesn't actually exist), and not so numerous. You know, keep those romps and divorces to a respectable number, yo.

Come to think of it, 625, Gordon might very well hold those doctorates.

Anonymous said...

Dan doesn't know who Sonny Jurgensen is?

Anonymous said...

what happened with Junior today on the O deck for those of us who missed it?

Jake Kemp said...

@12:38

Your sarcasm is well placed in the sense that I certainly did not research evolutionary psychology or anything even close to the sort. However, I did spend a good deal of my time studying media effects, and one of the more oft-referecened papers in that discipline is called "Bad Is Stronger Than Good." It is linked here: http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/71516.pdf

Please know that I intend no snark when I say: you may be (and judging by the tone of your comment, I am guessing likely are) someone who is well-versed on this type of research, and you may be aware of research that refutes the claims made in this paper. Or, at a minimum, arrives at a different conclusion. If that is the case, I would certainly be open to reading it and allowing that counterargument to reshape my opinion on the matter. But, for me anyways, this was one of those cases where academic research seemed to match up very closely with the anecdotal, qualitative observations I would make in my own life. People tend to amplify the impact of negative events or comments relative to the way they process positive ones. Whether that is something that is cultural, or biological, or whatever, I haven't the first inkling about and no opinion on. That is far outside my depths to ever seriously comment on. But I do believe the general premise to be true. My point today was: if you are aware of that fact, you can work to sort of trick your brain to work against it. In the realm of sports fandom, I find it helpful to keep from being miserable about your teams all of the time because they don't always Win The Big Game.

Anyways, if you've read all of this, thank you for your time, and I seriously do welcome your comments refuting the claims of that paper if you have any. jkemp88@gmail.com - that way we don't waste everyone here's time. Cheers.

Jake

Anonymous said...

I was driving a van of mixed company today and was listening to E news. Thanks to Danny's "Capt'n Doo Doo" comment, I had to quickly change channels. Who was te celebrity death Corby was going to talk about?

Shaggy said...

BOOM. Roasted.

Boo! said...

I do enjoy me some "Boom, In the House"

Anonymous said...

@Jake Kemp
Thanks for the link to the paper; and thanks, too, for addressing my comment. A few things: Yes, you detected correctly, I do have expertise in these areas--especially with respect to philosophy of science (mathematics and biology) and philosophical hermeneutics. I say "expertise" because I have a Ph.D in philosophy from DePaul (2008). I don't say this in a "look at me!" way; it is only to let you know that, while I'm by no means THE expert, I do know what I'm talking about, at least in this case (this also doesn't mean that my conclusion/opinion is the only valid one). That is, the appeal to authority fallacy on this particular doesn't apply. Let me also say that it was unfair of me to include you in my smart assed comment. In fairness, you most always (if even in a roundabout way) state your sources when making a data-based claim (e.g., TSJ's Sports 301--I think that's what it's called--segment). In short, I had already had my fill with yet another segment of Gordo Reads An Article/Pop Science/Pop Psychology Book And Conforms It To His WorldView, was perusing this combox, and happened to hear your thought--which, IMHO was offered in Gordo-like fashion.

As to the paper and your assessment of it: Like you rightly said, we don't want to waste anyone's time here. Over the weekend, if I get a chance, I'll send you a more substantive message. In brief: Evolutionary biology and psychology are only tangentially connected, and even that's debated by many biologists. While both are grounded in certain epistemological and metaphysical assumptions (scientists in all fields are often ignorant of this fact--please see Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, et alia), evolutionary psychology is based upon an epistemology that is self-defeating. As damning as this objection is, even if ignored or merely put aside, there are other objections and fundamental issues/problematics. Okay, that's a helluva statement to make, and then dash off on. I will do my best to send you a more substantive answer over the weekend or at the beginning of next week (with a short bibliography, in case you want to investigate this on your own, come up with your own conclusions).

Thanks again, Jake, and sorry for dragging you into it. And yeah, I'm too hard on Gordo. But, sheesh man, it gets to be too much some times! Specially when he does it in hushed, NPR tones.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the Plainsman enjoyed the redhead Rose Leslie on with the Musers. Not sure anyone of the hosts knew who she was. She was only on 2 of the most popular TV shows of the last 5 years.

James said...

Maybe this deserves its own thread, but I have never understood why the ticket guys hate Steve Busby and make fun of his voice. He sounds quite a bit like Vin Scully, who the same ticket hosts seem to revere.

Anonymous said...

Standing O to Corby for this gem during WTDS.

Dan: We need a countdown clock to Ticketstock.

Corby: Let's get the kid in Irving to build one.

Arky P1 said...

Kudos to Jake Z for posting here.

The Plainsman said...

Arky P1: Agreed, and thanks for reminding me to mind my manners. Thanks to Jake for the comment -- never have an issue with a Ticket guy taking issue with what appears here.

The Plainsman said...

The last few mornings, KISS-FM 106.1 has been hijacking the Ticket 96.7 signal north of downtown (at least, I've been north of downtown when said jacking takes place). Horrifying stuff.

Must be atmos dancing associated with the change of seasons. Better send someone out to the transmitter to do some twistin' and a-tweakin'.

James said...

Plainsman: I live in South Arlington and the same signal problem was heard here, as well.

Anonymous said...

Same signal issue in Southlake.

Anonymous said...

James.... I don't think there is any "disdain" for Busby.... they do lots of characters who they like. I'd bet that if Vin Scully was local, they would do a reduction of his character and find something of his delivery that would be humorous as well.

Nubber



morethanjosh said...

Same in north arlington, though my radio said it was 96.7 KISS fm out of austin

Anonymous said...

On the way home tonight I did a little button pushing and rolled up on the K&C Masterpiece. They were doing birthdays (original) and upon announcing Tom Petty's birthday took the occasion to take a shot at old guys in Petty cover bands. Not sure why they felt they had to go there.

blergoyen said...

On a forum where commercials are constantly critiqued (and rightly so), I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Kermit-voiced lady at City Credit Union. Her latest "dollars and sense" advice to save more than you spend and set up a budget is a real game-changer.

Warren MD in Fort Worst said...

If you use the Ticket Sports Day Talk App, it still says you are listening to "the Orphanage" on Saturday mornings. It's only been what, six months since it went off the air? Maybe that's not a big deal, as thats "only a weekend show."

It still says you're listening to "The Norm Hitzges Show" from 10-noon. No love for Donny Doo.

I'm not saying this is a big deal, but when Ticket Management says they are working hard to fix the stream experience, I don't buy it when no one is willing to spend the one minute it would take to change the meta tags of the show titles are on the air.

Chris K said...

I'm sure Shaq didn't mean it as a true critiq but I found it amusing to her him tell Corby he was weak now that he got married and had kids. I feel like a lot of the issues people have with the HL are somewhat related to the aging of its host.

Arky P1 said...

@blergoyen, I hear ya,you know, I never thought to take discount Coke cans to the fair before I heard that City Credit Union ad. LOL!!!