All Entries in March, 2008

Columnist rails against Suleman

Chicago Sun-Times media columnist Robert Feder is pulling no punches in describing the staff cuts last week at Citadel’s WLS-AM and WZZN-FM as the...

Bob Neil speaks his “simple mind”

If Bob’s “simple mind” produced growth in a year when almost all other publicly traded radio companies reported down revenues, perhaps some of those...

58M U.S. mobile subscribers have seen ads

Twenty-three percent (58 million) of all U.S. mobile subscribers say they’ve been exposed to advertising on their phones in the past 30 days, according...

Split cleared by IRS

The E. W. Scripps Company says it has received a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service confirming the tax-free status of the...

A role she was born for

NBC announced that Paris Hilton will appear on “My Name is Earl” in the one-hour original episode marking the series’ post-strike return on Thursday,...

TNT focusing on original content

Signaling a move to compete more directly with broadcast networks, TNT says it is focusing on boosting original programming in primetime. The cable net...

Salem ahead of expectations, but tough sledding ahead

Salem Communications reported Q4 revenues of 59.1 million, down only 0.2% from a year ago and better than the 58 million projected by the...

Disagreeing with Bob Neil

Bob Neil is a blowhard.  He’s been one for decades.  He’s the CEO equivalent of Rush Limbaugh.  He loves to hear himself speak and...

Academy of Country Music Awards nominees named

Nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of County Music Awards were announced by multi-platinum recording artists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the Academy’s current...

Cox declares itself

Cox Radio announced the launch of a new positioning statement that it said reiterates the company’s long-standing commitment to operational excellence and customer focus. ...

Tough year ahead for Citadel

Another analyst jumps on the bandwagon. The view from Wachovia is the stock is not a buy, but with the price beaten down take...

Jericho and Big Brother add viewers over more platforms

On-air, online and on-DVR viewing are resulting in many more eyeballs for CBS series Jericho and Big Brother, according to Nielsen Live Plus 7-Day...

NBCU announces realignment

NBC Universal announced expanded roles for several of its key execs in the areas of Digital, Sales, and Research. Salil Mehta, President, Business Operations,...

B103.9 raises 10K for Humane Society

Employees of Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers, Florida recently arrived at work to discover the building had been burglarized and over 7,000...

33rd Community Radio Conference set

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) will host the 33rd Annual Community Radio Conference March 26-29 in Atlanta. Attendees from stations in major...

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