All Entries in February, 2008

Format flips in DC—we don’t need two Smooth Jazz HD2’s

Clear Channel’s WASH-FM DC launched a 24 hour Smooth Jazz stream on its  HD-2 Channel Friday (it was Love Songs). Meanwhile, Heritage Smooth Jazz...

MindShare taps American Family Insurance

MindShare NA has been awarded planning  and  buying for American Family Insurance, the nation’s third-largest mutual property and casualty insurer with over 15 billion...

Agencies respond to MRC PPM news

We asked some agency folks about the news (see Radio News) that The MRC has denied PPM accreditation for Philly and New York. What...

WBLI-FM host suspended for community-bashing

NY Newsday/AP reports a morning drive personality on WBLI-FM Long Island has been suspended for making a disparaging remark about the community of Mastic....

Time to get angry

“I am mad. I am mad at being abused and everybody with a light attitude looking at us and saying are you going to...

Declines posted by Entravision

Even the Hispanic media sector has not been spared from the soft ad market. Entravision reported that Q4 revenues were down 2% to 62.5...

Univision begins divestitures in Albuquerque

On the same day it announced the sale of its music division, Univision began selling off some non-core radio assets. Allen Shaw’s Centennial Broadcasting...

CBS in for the fight

CBS announced a multi-year deal with ProElite Inc. to bring mixed martial arts events to a major broadcast network for the first time. CBS...

Billy Ray Cyrus to host “Nashville Star”

NBC played this announcement for all it was worth. While appearing Wednesday on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Country singer and "Hannah Montana"...

New Belo announces first dividend

Belo Corporation announced its first dividend payment since the company was split in two earlier this month, with a new newspaper company split off...

Mixed January tallies

Whether January was an up month of not depended to a great extent on whether your television stations were in early primary states. Thus,...

Mondale’s cancer returns

WCCO-AM Minneapolis host Eleanor Mondale told her audience yesterday that doctors have found a new brain tumor, two and a half years after she...

Entravision selling billboards

Entravision Communications says it has a deal to sell its Outdoor division to Lamar Advertising Company for 100 million in cash. Entravision’s outdoor advertising...

RBR/TVBR analysis: Seems simple enough to us

Sirius Satellite Radio says it is fully funded to continue operating as a standalone company. XM Satellite Radio says it is fully funded to...

Saga’s year up, quarter down

Both radio and television were down a bit in Q4 at Saga Communications, with combined revenues down 1.9% to 37.5 million due to the...