All Entries in September, 2008

Fear is overrated

Perhaps one of the most famous quotes regarding the subject of fear is the one that was delivered by Franklin D. Roosevelt:...

Bailout trumps the election again

For the second week in a row, the major troubles afflicting the US financial system outdrew attention from the media, which has spent most...

SciFi seeks reality as well

SciFi isn’t all about fiction. The cable network has given the green light to new investigative adventure series “RelicQuest” (working title), hosted by documentary...

Transactions: 10-01-08

$925K KSYC-FM Yreka CA/KNTK-FM Weed CA from Four Rivers Broadcasting Inc. (John Gibbs) to Jamison-Wolf Enterprises Inc. (Lee Jamison, Johanna Wolf). $75K down payment,...

Cross-currents in Entravision’s Reno move

The contract for the sale of KRRN-TV Reno and a platoon of associated Class A and low power television stations has hit the FCC....

Saturday is Fey Day

Tina Fey’s stone cold impersonation of VP candidate Sarah Palin (R-AK) is wowing critics and the public alike and driving viewership to NBC’s iconic...

Performance royalty gets airing in CA newspaper

The San Jose Mercury News published an opinion column spelling out the case against adding a performance royalty to the obligations already heaped on...

Consumer confidence ticks up?

The Conference Board seemed a little surprised that it found in increase in confidence when it took consumers’ economic temperature for September. Of course,...

Converter box business picking up

The NTIA has released new stats showing an increase in the number of coupons requested for the acquisition of a digital-to-analog converter box. The...

IGA Worldwide signs PlayStation3 ad deal

IGA Worldwide, an in-game ad network, announced a multi-year agreement with Activision Publishing to deliver dynamic in-game advertising into multiple video game titles on...

Sharks add KHTK Sacramento

The San Jose Sharks and Sports 1140 KHTK announced an agreement for the highly-rated Sacramento-based radio station to become an affiliate of the San...

Border Media completes Austin simulcast

Border Media Partners announced that the Spanish Pop “KXXS Digital” now has full market coverage into the Austin Metro.  On 9/26, KXXS “Digital Pop...

CBS, Starbucks launch WiFi promotion

CBS is targeting Wi-Fi users at thousands of Starbucks locations throughout the country with exposure on the AT&T Wi-Fi page. For two weeks, Starbucks...

Laura Desmond names leadership team for SMG

Laura Desmond, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group, announced the formation of a new global management team charged with accelerating growth, business development, product and...

Gag order struck down

A three-judge California appeals court panel has ruled unanimously that the order by a trial judge barring the Orange Country Register from publishing stories...