All Entries in April, 2008

Dreams come true in 2009 Dodge Journey campaign

When Dodge launches the campaign for its first crossover vehicle, the 2009 Dodge Journey today, it will feature one of the largest digital launch...

Transactions: 4-08-08

1,832,500 KYLS-FM, KYLS-AM & KTNX-FM Ironton MO (Ironton, Frederictown, Arcadia MO); and KPWB AM & FM Piedmont MO from Dockins Communications Inc. (Fred Dockins)...

Tobacco advertising

Monday morning 4/7/08, we declined to defend tobacco advertising and wondered if anybody thought differently. And someone did: Re Tobacco Ads, you were right...

Jockeying begins for Obama's seat

If Barack Obama (D-IL) is elected president this November, that will open up a seat in the US Senate for some lucky Illinois Democrat...

Clinton drops out

Did we make you look? What we mean to say is that an AM-FM combo in Clinton MO has dropped out of the Legend...

Another study says TV/teen bedrooms don't mix

At least, the mix isn’t particularly good for the teen. The University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds that 15-18 year olds with...

Fundraising: House up, Senate down

Candidates for Congress have outdone themselves when it comes to off-year fundraising for the 2008 elections. The totals amount collected during the set-up year...

Cash pours into private equity funds

Despite the soft economy, if not an outright recession, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst reports that US private equity firms raised 58.5 billion bucks...

Arbitron tells Philly clients all is well

We heard from both Arbitron officials and constant critic Randy Kabrich about the Philly in-tabs, either they are just as expected, or this is...

Streaming extends reach of stations

AM and FM stations that stream their signals increase potential listening occasions by putting their station within easy access of the one place where...

Broadcasters catch a break

The five FCC commissioners will convene the April Open Meeting next Thursday, 4/10/08, and the Sunshine Notice agenda is remarkably free of issues directly...

Mexico re-conquers Southwest? Absolut drinks to that

A story in the LA Times last week featured the latest campaign in Mexico from Swedish vodka maker Absolut. The billboard and press campaign,...

DOJ sues Fox over indecency fines

Well, it looks like the government is doing just what News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting had recently dared them to do: “Make us pay.” DOJ...

Yippie-Ki-Yay…

Clear Channel vs the Bankers and a shotgun wedding closing. A deal that was planned with smoke screens and just about ending like a...

Keeping the pressure up

Almost forgotten as Clear Channel, two private equity firms and six banks battle in various courts is Highfields Capital, the hedge fund that stands...

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