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Roundtable Forum: Broadcasting – Tv & Radio

JAMES C. GOSS is a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst with Barrington Research Associates, Inc., and Barrington Asset Management, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry, with the last two decades focused on the media and entertainment industries. Prior to Barrington, Mr. Goss was with Duff & Phelps and Nesbitt Burns Securities, where his coverage areas, prior to taking on media and entertainment industry responsibilities in 1985, included retailing, consumer finance, lodging, restaurants and oil services. Mr. Goss is a two-time winner of The Wall Street Journal's 'Best on the Street' analysts survey, once in Cable & Broadcasting and once in Entertainment. He frequently appears in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Crain's, USA TODAY, various newspapers and trade publications, Wall Street Week with Fortune, CNBC and CNN. Mr. Goss received his Bachelor of Arts degree with high honor in Mathematics from Lewis University and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been active in the CFA Institute and its local affiliate, The Investment Analysts Society of Chicago, having served as President of the Chicago Society. Profile
ALISSA F. GRAHM is a Media Analyst at William Blair & Company. Prior to joining William Blair in 1999, she researched companies in radio, telivision, outdoor advertising, and retail sectors at Banc of America Securities. Ms. Grahm graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics and holds a MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. Profile
TWST: Jim, let's begin with the approach that you take to investing in

the media in general and, specifically, in the radio and TV


Mr. Goss: I try to look at the specific media