All Entries in October, 2009

Another go-around for distracted driving

The House Energy & Commerce Committee, echoing its sister committee in the Senate, is going to hold a session on distracted driving, an issue...

Close encounter in Fort Wayne IN

The sale of Christian Contemporary WLAB-FM in Fort Wayne IN is a done deal. The Indiana District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod Inc.,...

Layoffs on the way at Assoicated Press

About a year ago, the Associated Press decided it needed to trim payroll by about 10%. That gave it time to whittle away at...

Conference calls added to the schedule

A number of television groups, including one that delivers its content via satellite, have added their companies onto the quarterly results conference call calendar....

Pew finds Republicans at FNC

The Pew Research Center has a new study out that looks at television network news choices, both cable and broadcast, and compares that to...

Expired CP springs back to life

The construction permit for KXFT-FM Manson IA, held by Three Eagles of Lincoln (TEL), expired 3/28/08 and according to rule, was terminated by the...

Reporters shield deal may lead to vote

A new and improved federal reporters shield has been cobbled together – one that meets with the approval of journalists, senators and the White...

FCC opens probe into future of journalism

Acting on recommendations of the Knight Commission, the FCC has hired former journalist and internet-entrepreneur Steven Waldman to head up...

The Financial Manager's Perspective: November's Not the Time to Fall Back

"Falling back" has always been easier for me than “springing forward.” It feels a bit of a stolen pleasure – I have an...

Compass, Gabe Hobbs launch sports imaging package

Sports radio now has a dedicated imaging service and audio service: Compass Media Networks announces launch of Road Kill Creative – MVP Sports Imaging...

Kohl’s holiday campaign using radio, TV

Kohl’s Department Stores announced its 2009 fully integrated holiday marketing campaign, which builds on the company’s “The More You Know, The More You Kohl’s”...

World Series continues to drive Fox

It was the best Game #2 since 2004 – always helps to have the Yanks on the card. ABC was the best of the...

ABC’s FlashForward finished a solid second

For the 2nd Straight Night, ABC is TV’s No. 1 Non-Sports Net in Adults 18-49 Despite Airing Opposite the World Series this Year, ABC...

"Community" scored NBC's highest non-sports rating

From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, “Community” averaged a 2.1 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall.  “Community” scored NBC’s highest non-sports...

CW’S “THE Vampire Diaries” Haunted-Best Adults 18-34

To Series high – LIKE A BAT OUTTA! THE CW’S “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” SOARS TO SERIES HIGH VAMPIRE DIARIES Scores its Best Adults 18-34...