All Entries in March, 2009

Q4 off slightly for Liberman

LBI Media, the parent company of Liberman Broadcasting, reports that Q4 revenues declined 4.5% to $26.4 million. Radio was up 1% to $15.7 million,...

More pink slips at Media General

The latest round of layoffs includes about 130 staffers in the TV group and 75 at various newspapers. The company says this is not...

Phoenix and Denver AMs head to auction

Every bankruptcy is a tragedy. This one is even more tragic. Here is the sad saga of KNRV-AM Denver and KNUV-AM Phoenix. Former Susquehanna...

Richmond-Birmingham swap closes

Raycom has added another station in its home state and Local TV Holdings has added a major Southeastern market to its roster. The swap...

Boucher wants royalty negotiations

House Telecom Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA) used a DC gathering of broadcasters Tuesday to call for them to negotiate with RIAA on acceptable...

Looking for value in cable/satellite stocks

Wachovia Capital Markets broadcasting analyst Marci Ryvicker is now also the firm’s analyst for cable television MSOs and satellite television companies...

Remember, the Web is forever

Not everything that goes on the Internet stays forever, but you can bet that if something goes on the Web that you don’t want...

Senators counter performance royalty bill

Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have taken the Local Radio Freedom Act, which has been gaining steady momentum in the House, and...

Transactions: 4-01-09

$7.9M WURH-FM New Haven CT (Waterbury CT) from Aloha Station Trust LLC (Jeanette Tully) on behalf of Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. to Red Wolf...

Two for Oneida deal

There are two WMCR’s in Oneida NY — WMCR-AM and WMCR-FM, and they’re both headed for Leatherstocking Media Group. According to broker Richard Kozacko,...

College hoops can't beat Idol

Three NCAA tournament games on CBS made it into the top 20 for this past week, but Fox’s “American Idol” was still far and...

CIA launches new radio recruitment campaign

Time reports the CIA is running ads on radio stations across the country for jobs in its clandestine service: “Are you a person of...

Fox affiliate refuses to air Osbournes show

The AP reports Fox affiliate WPGX in the Florida Panhandle is not going to air a new variety show hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and...

Disney/ABC signs with YouTube

While the rumors of a deal with Hulu still linger, Disney Media Networks and YouTube just announced an agreement which includes the launch of...

Cialis, Cymbalta Lead 2008’s Most Recalled Drug Ads

Nielsen reports Eli Lilly produced three of the top four most-recalled prescription drug and vaccine ads on TV last year, according to new research...