All Entries in May, 2009

Can't break that 4th place tie

For the third week in a row, “Jeopardy” and “Oprah” are tied for 4th place in the Household ratings for syndicated shows. As usual,...

Billy Crystal surprises Leno with big production

Billy Crystal – Jay Leno’s first guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 17 years ago – returned to the show on Thursday...

Jay Severin back on WTKK tomorrow

Talker Jay Severin will return from suspension on 6/2 after a month for comments he made about Mexican immigrants and the swine flu. He...

Sinclair renews retrans with Dish

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced an extension of its retransmission consent agreement with Dish Network, although it did not disclose financial terms or the length...

Cubs sale may be in trouble

In a Bloomberg Television interview, Tribune Company CEO Sam Zell revealed that the company still does not have a final contract to sell the...

Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem

Arbitron officials tell RBR/TVBR they detected problems with the Black 18-34 sample for the Portable People Meter (PPM) panel in Detroit in mid-March...

Sirius XM to air Summer Series from The Met

SIRIUS XM Radio will broadcast encore presentations of 21 live performances from the Metropolitan Opera’s recently completed 2008-09 season, beginning Friday, May 29 at...

Transactions: 6-1-09

$50K WBVT-CA/WGMU-CA, W61CE, W52CD, W19BR, W54CV, W36CP, W61CE, W49BI & W17CI Burlington VT-Plattsburgh NY (Burlington, Rutland, St. Albans, Monkton, Barre, Newport VT, Ellenburg NY,...

Cox Radio is no longer a public company

The buyout at $4.80 per share has been completed by Cox Enterprises, which now owns 100% of Cox Radio. The stock closed forever Friday...

Transactions: 6-1-09

$2M WQFL-FM & WGSL-FM Rockford IL (Rockford, Loves Park IL) from Quest for Life Inc. (Mark Brynteson) to Educational Media Foundation (Mike Novak). $100K...

Beasley deals a pair in Vegas

Ed Stolz is the new entrant in the Las Vegas market with a deal to buy KBET-AM and the 104.3 frequency of KCYE-FM from...

Timing is everything

If you absolutely insist on filing late for a license renewal, it is much better to do so as early as possible. This most...

Chair change at Arbitron

Former CEO Steve Morris has now exited as well from chairing the board of directors. Long-time director Philip Guarascio, an ad agency veteran, has...

Moody’s bullish on cable television

Broadcast television may be suffering in the advertising recession, but Moody’s Investors Service says cable MSOs will continue to increase revenues, EBITDA and free...

Double-up for “The Listener”

NBC has decided to expand the premiere of “The Listener” to two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 4 (9-11 pm ET). The new drama...