The current version of CC would prefer to be out of small markets, altogether. Most are parked in trusts until the aforementioned station-trading market rebounds, though they still operate some (PC, for instance). But San Antonio isn't looking for markets like FWB anymore. It took them 10 years to determine that one sales call in LA or NYC could yield more than a year of cash flow in markets like Fort Walton, but once they figured it out...
Thing is that Clear Channel's old FWB station, 98.1, was run out of the Pensacola offices... which I assume share most resources with CC Mobile. It would have been cheap as hell to keep the Fort Walton-Pensacola station and possibly add some of the numerous other FWB stations to the portfolio. I've never understood why CC would have a cluster in Albany, GA (very little money) while abandoning Fort Walton (good money). It does make perfect sense that they wouldn't want anything to do with Dothan, AL... some of the Mississippi markets seem very odd too. Biloxi and south Memphis are the only markets that make sense.
And FWIW, as every state rushes to open casinos, the positive economic impact of casinos on communities grows less and less. In the northeast (CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, WV) they're popping up on every corner. Why travel to the next state over when you can just drive across town to gamble away your paycheck? Point is, new casinos are becoming a zero-sum game. Whatever money they bring in would have stayed in the community anyway--just spent on groceries or clothes instead of slots.
The casino business would do well in North West Florida. Alabama is very hostile to anything gambling related. Alabama's one of what, 5 states?, that don't have a lottery. They've put the cross hairs on everything gambling related in the state with the exception of the Creek Indians in Atmore. Anyone have a clue why the Atmore casino doesn't get any attention from Montgomery? The proposals for new casinos in Florida are very limited. Like the metro Pensacola area would only be allowed to have one to three gambling facilities... and not all would necessarily be full fledged casinos If the limit is one, I'm screwed. If they allow the second proposed site, inside the city limits, I'll be putting a ton of cash in the bank.
On another gambling tangent. Attending one of the legal Cock-Fights in Louisiana before Peta get's it outlawed is on my short bucket list. Anyone know how to pick the right rooster to bet on?