All Entries in November, 2008

Matthews moving from pundit to target?

The politicians who have found themselves in the verbal crosshairs of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews may someday soon find him on their side of the...

Radio’s discontent

Slump? What slump? That’s what Rush Limbaugh is wondering. Oh, he sees the slump all right. In fact, he read the recent New York...

FTC yanks cigarette justifier

Is there a way to prove that your brand of cigarette is less harmful than the other guy’s, and say as much in your...

Transactions: 12-01-08

$500K WZKB-FM Wallace NC from Christian Listening Network Inc. (George Wilson) to Carolina’s Christian Broadcasting Inc. (Jose Enrique Coello, Vilma S. Coello). Note. LMA...

Alice doesn’t live here any more

In point of fact, WALC-FM Charleston SC hasn’t been going by the name Alice for awhile, but soon it’ll be going to a new...

WKRP returns to Queen City airwaves

Legendary sitcom WKRP Cincinnati went into syndication long ago, but the calls – which never went out over Queen City airwaves except second-hand when...

Arkansas anchor murderer found

Police have accused and jailed the alleged murder of KATV Little Rock anchorwoman Anne Pressly. She was attacked in what was described as a...

Gains registered on Black Friday

Big crowds were expected at malls and other retail outlets on Friday 11/28/08, the day after Thanksgiving. The fear was that they would mostly...

PTC hands out advertiser jeers and cheers

The Parents Television Council rates television shows according to its own standards of fitness for children, and it also takes note of who advertises...

Full-participation government?

Among the tenets of the Barack Obama innovation strategy is the promotion of policy which “catalyzes active citizenship and partnerships in shared governance with...

MiM: What’s the fuss about?

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin got quite a bit of coverage recently when she did an interview while turkeys were taking the first big step...

NAB backs national DTV preview

One of the primary educational methods in advance of the DTV deadline 2/17/09 is a market-wide analog shut-down. It provides a vivid demonstration of...

McGavren Guild to be reborn

We broke the story yesterday afternoon (MBR 12/1/08), with confirmation from McGavren Guild President Lisa Sirotka-Sonnenklar and Barry Fischer...

Phipps flips Lima low-power cluster

The Lima OH market is limited to only two full-power television stations, which is how West Central Ohio Broadcasting Inc. will be able to...

FCC starts clock on Ion/Urban deal

The unique transaction between Ion Media and Urban Television, an entity related to RLJ Companies and BET founder Robert Johnson, would make the two...