All Entries in January, 2009

NBC sells out, sets record

Thumbing its nose at the sour economy, NBC found takers for its last two Super Bowl avails and set a new revenue record, nailing...

Seismic shift in store for Senate?

The rumor mill late last week was running hot and heavy with word that Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) was being considered by the Obama...

Transactions: 2-02-09

$10,309,992 KPXJ-TV Shreveport LA (Minden LA, CW) from Minden Television Company LLC (Lauren Wray Ostendorff) to KTBS Inc. (Edwin N. Wray, Lois Wray Rowe...

CSN spins out of Tri-Cities

Non-commercial religious outfit CSN International is selling KBLD-FM Kennewick WA for $200K. The buyer is Calvary Chapel of Tri-Cities WA, headed by Steve Whinery....

WMNT finally gets a home

A long-standing dispute over a low power television station in the Toledo OH DMA has finally been resolved. The battle has been winding through...

Watchdogs use Limbaugh to target politicians

Various public interest groups are using radio and television to ask voters who their Washington delegates listen to – them, or Rush Limbaugh? Senators...

Saga bucking a down market

On day two after its 1-for-4 reverse split, Saga Communications on Friday traded back above its effective pre-split price, despite a generally down market...

News Corp. suffers a downgrade

The alleged cloudy vision of the media giant’s iconic founder is cited as a reason to sell rather than buy News Corp. stock, along...

Transactions: 2-02-09

N/A WOFX-FM/WNNF-FM Cincinnati OH from Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. (Mark Mays et al) to Cumulus Media Inc. (Lewis W. Dickey Jr.). Trade for WDUZ-AM,...

Tate surfaces at MMTC

Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate is one of two new board members at the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, where she is expected...

The Financial Manager's Perspective: Political Advertising Lessons from the 2008 Campaigns

While most of us are happy to have 2008 in the rear-view mirror, we may want to revisit a few ...

DTV update

As the date of the DTV transition deadline hangs in the balance, Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps looks under the hood of the FCC’s...

Christmas music a hit with office workers

Not only did an AC station playing Christmas music, KOIT-FM, displace News/Talk KGO-AM from the top spot in the “Holiday” month PPM ratings in...

New rules sought for news copters

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), having completed its investigation of last year’s four-fatality mid-air crash over Phoenix, has proposed new rules for news...

Meeting the challenges of 2009 – Part VII

All broadcasters are trying to deal with economic challenges in 2009. We’re all in this together, so why not help each other get through...