All Entries in August, 2007

Transactions: 08-31-07

950K WLRT-AM Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News (Hampton VA) from Hampton Radio II Inc. (Joseph Russo et al) to Red Zebra Broadcasting License (Norfolk) LLC, a...

WAMU participating in "NPR Mobile" Launch

WAMU-FM DC announced it is one of ten NPR member stations participating in the launch of NPR Mobile–a new co-branded service that brings local...

New study shows Americans' blogging Behavior

According to a recent Synovate/Marketing Daily survey, 8 out of 10 Americans know what a blog is and almost half have visited blogs. The...

CMA Awards nominees announced

Nominees in select categories for "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" have been this week. The 12 awards will be presented during "The 41st Annual...

Changes coming on Capitol Hill?

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) is under increasing pressure from fellow Republicans to resign and Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) is due back on Capitol Hill...

One AM duopoly leads to another

An AM pairing in the Raleigh-Durham NC market is breaking up, but that event will lead directly to the formation of a new AM-AM...

No relief for newspapers

Ad revenues have been soft for daily newspapers for some time and the credit rating agency Fitch sees no improvement coming. "Real estate classified...

Web ad spend to eclipse radio in '07

Emarketer analyst Ben Macklin says online ad spending is expected to surpass radio for the first time this year. Radio dollars are expected to...

Morning shows show more Democrats

The right-leaning Media Research Center (MRC) is out with a report complaining that the morning news shows on NBC, ABC and CBS devote far...

Morgan Stanley to advise Hearst-Argyle directors

Hearst-Argyle Television announced that the Special Committee of its board of directors has retained Morgan Stanley as its financial advisor to assist them in...

Tribune studio up for sale

Since new Tribune Company director-investor Sam Zell made his billions mostly from buying and selling real estate, it is hardly surprising that the company...

AM auction set for Arbitron market #1

The FCC has set a window of October 1-5 for applicants to file for a new AM station in the New York market, specifically...

Sweeney gets Golden Mic

The Broadcasters Foundation of America will honor Anne Sweeney, co-chair Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group with its 2008 Golden Mike Award....

Grey Goose launches new campaign

Grey Goose Vodka, the "World’s Best Tasting Vodka," announced the launch of its new "Discerning Taste" campaign. Produced by New York-based @radical.media, the campaign...

CNBC scores best August in five years

CNBC’s Business Day (M-F 5a-7p ET) had its best August in five years, and August ratings have more than tripled since August 2005. For...