All Entries in August, 2009

Firefighters working to save Mt. Wilson

At last word, it looked like numerous FM and TV transmitters at towers on Mt. Wilson might escape the massive wildfires consuming large sections...

BET sets slate for the Fall

Viacom’s BET is introducing a new face into the late-night TV talk show scene this Fall, as well as unveiling a number of other...

S&P downgrades Belo

Standard and Poor’s, in an action announced on Friday, lowered its corporate credit rating for TV group owner Belo Corporation to “B+” from “BB-.”...

Marvel-ous acquisition for Disney

Spider-Man is moving into the Mouse House. The Walt Disney Company has a cash and stock deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion....

Conclave and Presslaff look at database mining

In the next Conclave webinar, “You’ve Got A Database! Now What?”, Ruth Presslaff of Presslaff Interactive Revenue will provide tips and case studies on...

S&P gives Clear Channel an upgrade

The tender offer for some of its bonds that Clear Channel completed last week is paying off. Standard & Poors has now raised the...

Schaap launching new show on ESPN Radio

ESPN reporter and E:60 correspondent Jeremy Schaap will host “The Sporting Life” on ESPN Radio. The new weekly, one-hour show will emphasize sports features,...

CBS Interactive and Sports Illustrated link up

A partnership with The Sports Illustrated Group will have CSBSports.com and MaxPreps.com sharing and distributing content with SI. The deal covers various digital and...

Canada launches record PPM panel

Arbitron says the world’s largest combined radio/TV panel is up and running in Canada, using Portable People Meters (PPM). BBM Canada, the non-profit broadcast...

Freedom may be next to file

Chapter 11, that is. The Wall Street Journal reports that TV/newspaper owner Freedom Communications is set to file for bankruptcy reorganization this week. The...

Digital music not a big hit with mobile users

Gigaom.com reports nine out of 10 Americans don’t listen to music on their cell phones, according to a Forrester Research note released on “The...

Outsourcing Local Search: Mission Critical Revenue Stream Emerges for Broadcasters

You know the problem, you’ve heard it before: local broadcasters are under assault, competing with more forms of media than ever...

Opp oops gets station in hot water

We rarely see the FCC get as hot as it has in this instance. WJIF-FM, licensed to Opp Educational Broadcasting Foundation in Opp AL,...

Transactions: 9-01-09

$1.25M KEKA-FM/KINS-AM/KWSW-AM & KEJY-FM Eureka CA (Eureka, Blue Lake CA) and KURY AM-FM Brookings OR. 78% of Eureka Broadcasting Company Inc. for Barbara Papstein...

Heartland terms revealed

We knew about Jim Coursolle’s return to hands on radio station management via his acquisition of a controlling stake in Heartland Communications Group. Now...