All Entries in November, 2007

ABC, WGAE forge tentative deal

While CBS News writers prepare for their alleged 12/10 strike, ABC and the WGA East have a tentative contract agreement for the network’s union...

Democrats cancel debate

The Democratic National Committee has decided to pull the plug on the CBS News debate on 12/10 because candidates were unwilling to cross the...

Defending your license, NJ-style

Fox’s MNT/9 station in the New York metro, WWOR-TV, faced critics concerned that it focuses too much on serving: The New York metro. Led...

WGA, AMPTP still talking; no breakthroughs

WGA STRIKE CENTRAL: DAY 26 The WGA and studio reps for AMPTP have agreed to keep talking, and have been each day since they...

Clear Channel gets clearance to spin TVs

A 13.7B transaction sending 35 television stations and associated low power properties to Newport Television has been given a conditional go-ahead from the FCC....

Transactions: 11-30-07

320K KECY-TV Yuma AZ- El Centro CA (El Centro CA) from Pacific Media Corporation (Peter G. Sieler) to Gulf-California Broadscast Company, a subsidiary of...

Transactions: 11-30-07

200K KXMP-FM CP Hanna WY from White Park Broadcasting Inc. (Steven A. Silberberg) to Wagonwheel Communications Corporation (Alan W. Harris, Faith Harris). 100K deposit,...

Greater Media CEO Peter Smyth next Bayliss roastee

Peter Smyth  has been selected the "Roastee" for the Bayliss Broadcast Foundation’s annual Radio Roast, scheduled for April 2, 2008, at Cipriani 42nd Street...

CBS's Guitano moves over to radio

Not only will Anton Guitano have to get used to the lack of visuals, he’ll have less room on his business card as he...

WMZQ-FM DC running HD Radio specials

WMZQ-FM Washington, DC is doing something new on their HD2 channel–special features on various artists on their Classic Country HD2 channel, 98.7-HD2. The first...

ACC Superstar winner announced

ABC Radio Networks’ American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks announced Thanksgiving weekend that Shawn Dodd, a waiter and demo singer, is the show’s first...

Religious group lauds cable brakes

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has the cable industry in his cross-hairs, with items such as imposing a national subscriber cap, limiting the amount of...

Close encounter in Ocean City

Tony Brandon has plenty of experience in the commercial radio world, but his latest done deal is for noncommercial Maryland-based Your Public Radio. It...

Sun sets in Somerset

A deal for WTLO-AM in Somerset KY will take Cumberland Communications President Harris Rakestraw III out of the radio business and will give Key...

Broadway stagehands, producers strike tentative deal

IATSE/Labor One and the Broadway producers have struck a tentative deal late last night, with all shuttered shows back to performing this evening. Some...