All Entries in July, 2009

FlyCast now allows users to cache wirelessly to mobile devices

FlyCast, a mobile broadcasting service, has debuted “wireless station caching,” the ability to enjoy favorite radio stations on a mobile device anywhere, even without...

CANNY signs Blue Mountain Cable

Dan Viles, general manager of Cable Ad Net New York, and George Uritis, owner of Blue Mountain Cable announced the launch of cable insertion...

Discovery and FLO TV launch Shark Week Mobile Channel

To celebrate the 22nd year of Shark Week, Discovery Communications is collaborating with FLO TV Incorporated, a unit of Qualcomm, to bring Discovery Channel’s...

Beasley's 770 ESPN RADIO adds Gators Football

Beasley Broadcast of Southwest Florida announced that WWCN 770 ESPN is the newest member of the Gator Football Network broadcasting the University of Florida...

Sinclair partner gets reprieve

Cunningham Broadcasting, which owns six stations LMA’d by Sinclair Broadcast Group, has gotten an extension on its senior loan, which had been due on...

Blagojevich talker continues on WLS-AM

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich can add ‘talk show host’ to his resume as he continues to host Sunday afternoons at The Big 89,...

Revenues down 23% at Belo

The Q2 revenue decline of 23% to $144.8 million was in line with expectations for Belo Corporation. The good news from CEO Dunia Shive...

In response to Dionne Warwick

I have little sympathy for the so-called ‘struggling artists’ that Ms. Warwick speaks of, when the very people the Performance Royalty Act would hit...

Tips for Navigating Through the Bankruptcy Courts

Not only are our industry’s credit and collections professionals dealing with a larger number of clients in bankruptcy, they are facing new and different...

Fox dances to another win

Thursday night’s airing of “So You Think You Can Dance” that winnowed the contest down to the final four led Fox to easy victory...

Previewing Q2 earnings at CBS

Lots of broadcasting companies are reporting their Q2 results this week, but Wall Street is likely to focus most closely on the report Thursday...

Ed Kramer dead at 71

Ed Kramer, former owner of WPDR-AM & WDDC-FM Portage, WI, died last week of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at age...

TV revenues fall 20% for WaPo

The newspaper business actually outperformed television in Q2 at the Washington Post Company. Print ad revenues were down 20%, the same as the revenue...

Broadcasting & Cable back on the auction block

Having failed to find a buyer last year for its entire Reed Business Information (RBI) division, Reed Elsevier has now put many of the...

The (Not So) Final Word

As we wrap up our last week, I’ve had a chance to really reflect on the state of affairs in the radio and creative...