All Entries in August, 2008

Radio riding out Hurricane Gustav

Three years ago, broadcasting was about the only thing that kept working properly as Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and left a path of...

Readers respond

(see below) Rick Seibert asked for advice from other broadcasters on how to deal with his political equal time dilemma. RBR readers have come...

Stevens may face final vote in Senate

Ted Stevens (R-AK) won 63% of the vote in last week’s Alaska primary, earning the right to run for a 7th full term in...

Comcast explores new management policy

The FCC has ordered Comcast in no uncertain terms to avoid the practice of discriminating in terms of which content it will pass along...

Transactions: 9-02-08

$12M WMFD-AM/WILT-FM, WKXB-FM, WAZO-FM, WSFM-FM & WLGD-FM Wilmington NC (Wilmington, Burgaw, Southport, Oak Island, Jacksonville NC) from NM Licensing LLC, a subsidiary of NextMedia...

Transactions: 9-02-08

$209M WTVF-TV Nashville TN (CBS). 100% of Newschannel 5 Network LLC from Landmark Television Inc. (Decker Anstrom et al) to Bonten Media Group (Randall...

A Penny for your CP

Noncommercial KYRQ-FM CP is changing hands. The Class A is heading from Community Public Radio Inc., headed by Penny Jackson, to St. Jude Broadcasting,...

Mass media for MassMututal

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance is going after an elite audience in a mixed media buy designed to promote its financial services. The campaign is...

WFAN partners with McDonald’s for football feature

Why settle for commercial spots when you can own an entire feature with mass-appeal to a station’s most loyal fans? McDonald’s figures to benefit...

Wilmingtonians getting the DTV message

A Smith-Geiger LLC poll confirmes that fully 97% of the residents of the Wilmington NC DMA have "seen, read or heard" about the upcoming...

K-TUU, Brute? Broadcaster on the ticket

Let us be the first, and likely the only media outlet to get a Shakespeare pun out of this. With that out of the...

NBC picking and choosing Pickens ads?

T. Boone Pickens has been taking to the airwaves for months now, pushing alternative energy solutions, and apparently was dismayed when a 15-second spot...

Broadcast issues off topic as usual

Another presidential acceptance speech has come and gone, and as per usual, there was not a single solitary mention of a single solitary broadcasting...

Richmond: Now DOJ goes after Raycom

Immediately after nixing the $85M sale of CBS WTVR-TV Richmond to Sinclair, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division is suing Raycom in the U.S....

Sportscaster on GOP ticket

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate. Not much is known about Palin’s views...