A Healthy Start For iHeart

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Shareholders gave iHeartMedia a positive start to this week’s trading on Wall Street by seemingly approving of its second extension of a new private offer to holders of iHeart’s outstanding 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018. This offer would give bondholders the ability to exchange the 10% notes for newly issued 11.25% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021, and it’s now been extended again – until Midnight E.T. on Friday, Feb. 3.


The top owner of AMs and FMs by station count on Monday entered into an exchange and support agreement with holders of approximately $103.8 million in aggregate principal amount (or approximately 12.2%) of the Outstanding Notes that have agreed to participate in the Exchange Offer.

At the closing bell, iHeart shares were up 7 cents, to $1.15.

In other activity involving media stocks, Townsquare Media improved 27 cents, to $10.44, while Salem Media Group grew by 30 cents, to $6.85. Cumulus Media was unchanged at 97 cents per share.

 

The RBR Radio Index rose 2.312, or 0.40%, to 579.061.
The TVBR Television Index fell 2.975, or 0.31%, to 946.525.

 

Gainers

iHeart, up 6.5%

Salem, up 4.6%

Tribune Media, up 0.6%

 

Decliners

Radio One, down 3.9%

Entercom, down 1.4%

Nexstar, down 1.4%

 

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Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.