All Entries in July, 2008

FCC allows two weeks for LPTV settlers

FCC Auction No. 85 will award CPs for LPTVs, Class A TVs and TV Translator digital companion channels, and it is still on the...

Presidential campaign spend outpacing 2004

A new study from the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project has revealed that the campaigns of Barack Obama (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ) are...

Fisher paying special dividend

Fisher Communications announced that it will make a special payout to shareholders of $3.50 per share. Strangely, the stock price for Fisher Communications first...

Beasley battling tough real estate markets

Q2 revenues fell 10.9% to $31 million for Beasley Broadcast Group, with two markets hard hit by the real estate meltdown taking a big...

Sampling Austin’s music

Austin, TX is known as a hotbed for cutting edge music, so it’s hardly surprising that the NAB Radio Show will be showcasing some...

Stevens speaks

Here, unvarnished and unabridged, is the statement of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) regarding his indictment by a grand jury. “I have proudly served this...

Transactions: 8-01-08

$100K KWRD-AM Henderson TX from Jerry Russell d/b/a The Russell Company to Hanszen Broadcasting (Jerry T. Hanszen). Full amount into escrow with $25K loaned...

Close encounter in Albuquerque

Univision has complete its divestiture of KQBT-FM in Albuquerque NM. The station went to Joe O’Neill’s Team Broadcasting. According to brokerage Kalil & Co.,...

A-O over and out

A troubled station, KTMN-FM Cloudcroft NM, was apparently having difficulty running a full operation schedule, and eventually allowed its license to expire 11/8/02 and...

D minus 200 days and counting

In this case, the D stands for DTV, and as of today, there are 200 days left until analog broadcast television becomes a matter...

WEEI.com rolls out “mobile” version of website

WEEI Sports Radio has teamed up with g8wave, a mobile marketing agency, to create a mobile version of its website.  The WAP (Wireless Application...

Westwood One and AirSage partner for traffic

Westwood One announced a multi-year strategic partnership with AirSage, Inc. to combine traffic speed and flow information derived from cell phone signals with Westwood...

Kaline out at Ford; Cowdell moving to Chicago

Mark Kaline, global media manager of Ford, left the automaker Monday. He was one of the staff cuts Ford announced in June—to cut 15%...

Tom Sullivan: been there, done that!

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Television to die for

Spike TV has ordered 10 episodes of “1000 Ways to Die,” with each 30-minute episode featuring different and bizarre ways that people have managed...