All Entries in December, 2007

CNN to stop using Reuters

CNN said on Thursday it would stop using the Reuters news service, ending a 27-year relationship, to cut costs and invest in its own...

NBC wins 18-49 crown

Yep, you read that right. The Peacock has reason to strut. Powered by “Sunday Night Football,” which was the #1 program in total viewership...

Now the big game is everywhere

Bending to intense Congressional pressure, the NFL has agreed to but Saturday’s New England Patriots vs. New York Giants game on both CBS and...

Regarding “The year of yearning to go private”

As the year ends, let’s connect the dots.    The corporate conglomeration formula has been simple:  1/ Work with NAB to persuade Congress and FCC...

Credit crunch claims another victim

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the tight credit markets have at least postponed an attempt by the Hoiles family to...

Latest Arbitron battleground: Kansas

Come next month the first-ever ratings book will be issued by Arbitron for the new Salina-Manhattan, KS metro, unless the FCC grants a request...

Deans call on FCC to focus on newsgathering

A group of deans from prominent journalism colleges have taken to the OpEd pages of the New York Times, urging the FCC to keep...

Skinner adds in Tonopah

Morgan Skinner’s Legacy Communications is getting a second station and its first FM station in Tonopah NV via the acquisition of KHWK-FM from Donald...

Martin defends new rules

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is sticking by his assertion that the easing of cross-ownership restrictions in the top 20 Nielsen DMAs is a modest...

Georgia lawmaker gives thumbs down to XM/Sirius

Paul C. Broun (R-GA) has joined the ranks of Capitol Hill legislators who see that there is no basis for allowing the merger into...

Striking Writers with pilots pending write letter to AMPTP

On Christmas Eve, a letter signed by 127 striking writers with pilots pending was emailed to CEOs and almost 200 studio and network TV...

AMPTP pens open letter to the industry

Seems with strike negotiations at an impasse (dead), the WGA and AMPTP have taken to more open letters to each other and the entertainment...

Coz Carson joins Richard Bey on WWRL Morning Show

Coz Carson, Midway Broadcasting’s Talk WVON-AM Chicago PD resigned on-air to join Air America affiliate WWRL-AM NYC airwaves 1/2, replacing Mark Riley, who returns...

Sheraton starts “worldwide pillow fight”

The feathers are flying as Sheraton Hotels & Resorts starts a worldwide pillow fight through the use of unique online technology showcased at a...

Randy Michaels to conduct “Internet experiments” with Trib properties

Randy Michaels, a longtime Sam Zell associate who is now Tribune’s EVP and CEO of Interactive and Broadcasting, said in a recent Chicago Tribune...