All Entries in July, 2007

Marvin Zindler dead at 85

Flamboyant consumer TV crusader Marvin Zindler has died at 85 of pancreatic cancer. Zindler was famed in Houston for his hard-hitting reports for KTRK-TV...

Late night host Tom Snyder dead

After years of battling leukemia, Tom Snyder has died in San Francisco at age 71. Snyder began his career as a radio reporter in...

Hallmark follows Disney out of the smoke

Crown Media's Hallmark Channel has opted out of depictions of needless depictions of smoking, following the pledge from the Walt Disney Company. The move...

Transactions 07-31-07

7,719,497 KTVE-TV Monroe LA-El Dorado AR (El Dorado AR, NBC Ch. 10) from Piedmont Television of Monroe/El Dorado License LLC, a subsidiary of Piedmont...

Transactions 07-31-07

7.75M WCHV-AM/WKAV-AM/WCJZ-FM, WCYK-FM, WHTE-FM & WSUH-FM Charlottesville VA (Charlottesville, Staunton, Ruckersville, Crozet VA) from CC Licenses LLC, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications Inc....

Effectiveness of media buys may hinge on average daily reach

Online advertisers targeting new-vehicle buyers can tailor how quickly their advertising reaches their intended audience by understanding the differences between daily and monthly Web...

Another brick in GAP’s Lufkin wall

George Laughlin's GAP Broadcasting has struck a deal with Radio Woodville for KVLL-FM in the Lufkin-Nacogdoches TX market. According to broker Todd Fowler of...

PTC seizes a la carte to back XM/Sirius

The proposed merger between satellite services XM and Sirius picked up a fan when it announced its plan to offer a la carte channel...

Clear Channel Airports adds Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose

Clear Channel Airports, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor, today announced it has won advertising rights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Mineta San Jose...

FCIC launches PSAs to promote USA.gov portal

The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has launched a new PSA campaign to raise consumer awareness about the abundance of information that is easily...

Sarah Fay on running Carat USA

Newly-appointed Carat USA CEO Sarah Fay (7/30/07 TVBR #147) spoke with RBR/TVBR about her promotion and more of the philosophy behind the Carat USA-Carat...

CC Radio unveils panel of judges for EAR Awards

Clear Channel Radio has unveiled the ad industry media notables participating on the independent panel of judges for the Excellence in Advertising on Radio...

Ion exchange acceptance overwhelming

Filling in the blanks on what we reported yesterday (7/30/07 TVBR #147), acceptance of the exchange offer did indeed top 90% for both issues...

More on how the XM-Sirius merger may affect terrestrial radio

There's a theory in the market that if the proposed XM-Sirius merger passes, the next thing on Mel Karmazin's target list might...

EMI buyout nearing success

With no other potential bidders on the horizon, the Terra Firma private equity group has raised its tender tally to 85% of the outstanding...