Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Sep. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Condensed Income Statements, Captions [Line Items]                      
Net revenue $ 133,546 $ 138,211 $ 140,498 $ 141,200 $ 140,683 $ 142,765 $ 143,656 $ 143,268 $ 553,455 $ 570,372 $ 563,356
Operating expenses:                      
Cost of services                 119,193 115,236 110,246
Selling, general, and administrative, including stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 155,902 114,152 106,287
Radio conversion costs                 450 18,422 14,369
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 236,788 246,753 258,668
Depreciation                 8,818 8,160 10,066
Total operating expenses                 521,151 502,723 499,631
Operating income (loss) $ 14,647 $ 12,896 $ (11,848) $ 16,609 $ 21,101 $ 18,486 $ 15,258 $ 12,804 32,304 67,649 63,725
Other expense:                      
Equity in loss of subsidiaries                 0 0  
Interest expense                 145,492 127,308 125,415
Refinancing expense                 0 9,500 4,468
Total other expense                 145,492 136,808 129,883
Loss before income taxes                 (113,188) (69,159) (66,158)
Income tax expense (benefit)                 (1,893) 7,148 6,290
Net loss                 (111,295) (76,307) (72,448)
Other comprehensive income (loss):                      
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net                 1,582 4,589 (8,741)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                 1,582 4,589 (8,741)
Comprehensive loss                 (109,713) (71,718) $ (81,189)
Eliminations                      
Condensed Income Statements, Captions [Line Items]                      
Net revenue                 0 0  
Operating expenses:                      
Cost of services                 0 0  
Selling, general, and administrative, including stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 0 0  
Radio conversion costs                 0 0  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 0 0  
Depreciation                 0 0  
Total operating expenses                 0 0  
Operating income (loss)                 0 0  
Other expense:                      
Equity in loss of subsidiaries                 (17,978) (21,387)  
Interest expense                 0 0  
Refinancing expense                   0  
Total other expense                 (17,978) (21,387)  
Loss before income taxes                 17,978 21,387  
Income tax expense (benefit)                 0 0  
Net loss                 17,978 21,387  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                      
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net                 0 0  
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                 0 0  
Comprehensive loss                 17,978 21,387  
Parent Issuer                      
Condensed Income Statements, Captions [Line Items]                      
Net revenue                 519,293 543,181  
Operating expenses:                      
Cost of services                 104,103 101,940  
Selling, general, and administrative, including stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 126,201 86,670  
Radio conversion costs                 391 18,204  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 230,313 240,568  
Depreciation                 8,101 7,784  
Total operating expenses                 469,109 455,166  
Operating income (loss)                 50,184 88,015  
Other expense:                      
Equity in loss of subsidiaries                 17,978 21,387  
Interest expense                 145,487 127,290  
Refinancing expense                   9,500  
Total other expense                 163,465 158,177  
Loss before income taxes                 (113,281) (70,162)  
Income tax expense (benefit)                 (1,986) 6,145  
Net loss                 (111,295) (76,307)  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                      
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net                 1,582 4,589  
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                 1,582 4,589  
Comprehensive loss                 (109,713) (71,718)  
Subsidiary Guarantors                      
Condensed Income Statements, Captions [Line Items]                      
Net revenue                 34,162 27,191  
Operating expenses:                      
Cost of services                 15,090 13,296  
Selling, general, and administrative, including stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 29,701 27,482  
Radio conversion costs                 59 218  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 6,475 6,185  
Depreciation                 717 376  
Total operating expenses                 52,042 47,557  
Operating income (loss)                 (17,880) (20,366)  
Other expense:                      
Equity in loss of subsidiaries                 0 0  
Interest expense                 5 18  
Refinancing expense                   0  
Total other expense                 5 18  
Loss before income taxes                 (17,885) (20,384)  
Income tax expense (benefit)                 93 1,003  
Net loss                 (17,978) (21,387)  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                      
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net                 0 0  
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                 0 0  
Comprehensive loss                 (17,978) (21,387)  
Non-Guarantors                      
Condensed Income Statements, Captions [Line Items]                      
Net revenue                 0 0  
Operating expenses:                      
Cost of services                 0 0  
Selling, general, and administrative, including stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 0 0  
Radio conversion costs                 0 0  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 0 0  
Depreciation                 0 0  
Total operating expenses                 0 0  
Operating income (loss)                 0 0  
Other expense:                      
Equity in loss of subsidiaries                 0 0  
Interest expense                 0 0  
Refinancing expense                   0  
Total other expense                 0 0  
Loss before income taxes                 0 0  
Income tax expense (benefit)                 0 0  
Net loss                 0 0  
Other comprehensive income (loss):                      
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net                 0 0  
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                 0 0  
Comprehensive loss                 $ 0 $ 0