All Entries in February, 2009

Citadel shown the Wall Street off ramp

If you bought one share of Citadel at the end of trading last week, you’d have gotten change back from your dime – a...

Tama group headed to receiver

A group of stations which have been subject to charges of a premature transfer of control, and indeed which are the subject of a...

Paul Harvey Radio Legend passes at 90

With an on air career for more than 60 years Harvey was the most recognizable voices with commentary the radio medium has ever known....

Lamar Advertising down 16% in December

Outdoor ad giant, Baton Rouge-based Lamar Advertising, said last week that the "bottom dropped out" of its sales in December as the declining national...

GM to cut $800 million in ad spend this year

General Motors revealed more North American ad spend cuts, to the tune of $800 million for 2009, in a 40-page document of financial results...

Westwood gets 60-day extension?

Westwood One may be breathing a sigh of relief as we have heard, but not confirmed, that note holders and lenders including majors Bank...

Not everything on the web has to be free

Consumers like free. It’s a great price. So, like over-the-air radio and television, many of the most successful...

Give yourself a promotion

We scan the horizon for news and information every day – and it’s amazing how many times we come across people and companies warning...

Major NoCal radio effort to aid dealers

Today the 60 member Radio stations of the Northern California Broadcasters Association will begin a campaign to educate Bay Area consumers on the advantages...

Univision Communications pink slips 300

Happened Friday, 2/27/09, and joined a long list of never ending cuts by media companies. Univision is the latest to hand out the pink...

NBC signs with Seinfeld for "The Marriage Ref"

NBC announced a new comedy-reality series created by Jerry Seinfeld’s Columbus 81 Productions. Seinfeld has partnered with Ellen Rakieten, a 23-year veteran of "The...

Wheel keeps on turning

It took Two and a Half Men to keep Judge Judy in third place in the latest SNTA/Nielsen syndication ratings, but that’s what they...

Broadcasters enjoy mildly contrarian day

It wasn’t much to write home about, but at least on a day when the general markets served back and forth and ended up...

Careful how you use that internet

In regards to your RBR/TVBR observation (Equity watchdog see tough 2009) http://www.rbr.com/media-news/13052.html  I agree with you completely, but with one caveat. Both radio and...

Scripps scraps Rocky Mountain News

The E.W. Scripps Company will cease publishing longtime Denver institution The Rocky Mountain News after today’s edition, bringing an end to operational losses that...