All Entries in April, 2008

Agencies on posting: What needs to be done to make it work?

With all the news lately about the RAB reiterating posting will happen in radio and CBS Radio President of Sales Michael Weiss announcing his...

Triton Radio Networks acquires Waitt Media

Triton Media just keeps growing: Triton Radio Networks and its subsidiary Dial Global Digital 24/7 have purchased the assets of the Waitt Radio Networks,...

Outside groups spending on campaign

It’s not as if the actual candidates have been lacking for funds thus far. But outside groups that wish to have an influence on...

GroupM Entertainment, Ogilvy partner for brand-funded entertainment

GroupM Entertainment and Ogilvy North America announced the formation of a new collaborative venture to create and distribute brand-funded entertainment content on behalf of...

AAAAs and Howard University partner to increase inclusion in advertising

Nancy Hill, CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, announced a new partnership with Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications to...

Pennsylvania returns focus to elections

The Project for Excellence in Journalism found the focus of the journalistic media back on the 2008 political campaign during for week of 4/21/08-4/27/08,...

Auditions go virtual

NBC and FremantleMedia North America announced plans to take auditions for this summer’s edition of “America’s Got Talent” onto the Internet in a deal...

Extend, extend again

With no closing date in sight for its private equity buyout, Clear Channel Communications has again extended the closing date for its bond tenders....

Satcasters extend merger deadline

XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio jointly announced that both companies have agreed not to exercise their right to terminate their long-pending merger...

Up quarter for Fisher, but shareholder discontent

Q1 revenues were up 10% to $37.7 million at Fisher Communications. And while a good bit of that was due to buying two more...

Public TV gets new news program

WLIW-TV New York announced plans to launch a new international daily news program for public television stations this fall. The program, with a working...

Equity gets more credit

Equity Media Holdings says in an SEC filing that it has entered into a second amendment of its credit agreement with its lenders, Silver...

Local broadcasters take on FCC initiatives

The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has joined with members operating in the Charlottesville market to express opposition to the FCC’s localism mandates in the...

Transasctions: 5-01-08

4M WUFE-AM/WBYZ-FM Baxley GA from Coffee County Broadcasters Inc. (Dwayne Gillis) to Go Media Group LLC (Hubert S. Grizzle). Cash. Daisychain overlap with WOKA...

Salem pares down in Seattle

Tacoma WA AM station KKMO is going to a new owner, as Religious radio leader Salem Communications spins one of its many senior-band properties...