All Entries in April, 2009

Sunbeam sues over LPM

Sunbeam Television has filed suit against Nielsen Media Research in a Miami federal court, charging that Nielsen’s Local People Meters (LPN) are defective. The...

Journal latest to suspend dividend

Following in the path of several other media companies (and non-media companies, for that matter), Journal Communications has suspended payment of its quarterly dividend....

Spectre of party-flipping in Texas?

One of the worst-kept secrets in Washington is the desire of Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) to run for governor of her state in 2010....

Transactions: 5-1-09

$25K KXJO-FM CP St. Maries ID from College Creek Media LLC (Christopher F. Devine) to Spokane Public Radio Inc. (Paul Paroff, Riochard Kunkel et...

Texas DIY project sold

Some creative financing is featured in the sale of KSAG-FM CP Pearsall TX from Gary S. Hess to Wendolynn Tellez. Both principal qualify for...

A snub for a snub?

President Barack Obama was not seen on Fox Television Network Wednesday night. And Fox News Channel was not given a chance to ask a...

FMC: Majors still dominate the airwaves

The Future of Music Coalition fondly remembers the promises of four big radio companies caught in the Spitzer payola trap to increase their broadcast...

FCC: Obama brings dems up to speed

As expected, Mignon Clyburn is set to get the nod from Barack Obama to fill the third Democratic office on the FCC’s 8th Floor....

Pittman says broadband won’t replace broadcasting

RBR/TVBR Exclusive Part 2 - Our previous report noted that “The Father of MTV” and former AOL Time Warner COO Bob Pittman is bullish...

Arbitron spells out diary benchmarks

New benchmarks for diary markets were announced following this week’s meeting of the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council. The company has now supplied details. Beginning...

Cox Radio endorses increased buyout bid

After first embracing and then withdrawing endorsement of a $3.80 per share buyout bid from Cox Enterprises, the special committee of independent directors at...

Nielsen hopes to perfect button-pushing

It probably comes as no surprise to you that Nielsen has discovered that not everyone in a People Meter household is diligent about pushing...

Revenues down 23.6% for Belo

The Q1 revenue decline of 23.6% to $133.5 million at Belo Corporation is similar to what other TV groups have been reporting. CEO Dunia...

LIN sees month to month improvement

Q1 revenues were down 20% to $74.5 million for LIN TV. But LIN officials reported something similar to what Meredith reported a day earlier...

NY Times story warns of Clear Channel default

They say all publicity is good publicity, but management at CC Media Holdings, the parent company of Clear Channel Communications, would probably...