All Entries in March, 2008

Kathie Lee Gifford joins “Today”

NBC announced that Kathie Lee Gifford has been named co-host of the fourth hour of "Today." Gifford will make her debut alongside Hoda Kotb...

NAB TV Board election results

All six incumbents were re-elected to the NAB Television Board, according to election results reported yesterday by NAB. Returning for another term are David...

Nielsen had a good year

After a big year of change, CEO David Calhoun says The Nielsen Company is pretty much where he wants it for future growth. In...

NAB Radio Board election results

William McElveen, John Beck, Eric Brown and Ben Downs are newly elected members of the NAB Radio Board under voting results announced yesterday. Joe...

Just let us be local

Been in the business building, owning, operating television and radio stations for 40 years.  Every other administration has had a problem with proving localism. ...

ABC announces summer sked

ABC announced its summer schedule with the premiere of eight original series, including the return of “The Bachelorette” on Monday, 5/19 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), following...

WIBC-FM launches free real-time video traffic for mobiles

Indy’s News Center WIBC-FM is launching Cell Cam Traffic, a free mobile traffic service for Indianapolis-area commuters that will help local drivers spot and...

Broadcasters urge end to ad dictates

The NAB, RAB and TVB have joined forces in opposition to ‘urban dictates,’ an ad practice in which companies refuse to place ads on...

Petry signs EuroNews

Petry International, a division of Petry Media, announced that it has signed a sales rep agreement with EuroNews, Europe’s leading news channel covering world...

MindShare shuffles exec roles

Two MindShare North America senior execs have been assigned new roles at the agency, effective immediately, announced CEO Scott Neslund. New York Managing Director...

Carat takes random snipes at network on-screen logos

Last month it was the Arts & Entertainment Network’s turn to run The Godfather (about the 600th time it’s aired on cable) and what...

Starz unveils "Are You Ready?"

Starz Entertainment unveiled a 25 million brand and marketing initiative that will include a new logo, a new on-air look and an integrated campaign...

Citadel moves ABC stations to Katz Radio Group

It was only a matter of time after Citadel had its falling out with Interep not long ago and moved to Katz: Citadel announced...

Transactions: 4-01-08

70K KIOX-FM Edna TX from The Kalil Holding Group LLC (Frank Kalil) to Buckalew Media Inc. (Robert Garcia-Buckalew, Amanda Buckalew). 35K escrow, balance in...

Interep's pre-packaged Chapter 11

Things have changed since Oaktree Capital Mgmt first acquired its pile of Interep bonds three years ago and began pressing for a payoff....