All Entries in January, 2011

Cumulus Media folding CMP into public company

Cumulus Media Partners (CMP) is no longer going to be separate from Cumulus Media, which manages the group of 32 larger market stations...

Breaking: Cumulus Media buying out partners in CMP

Cumulus Media announced Monday evening (1/31) that it has struck a deal to buy out its partners in Cumulum Media Partners, the privately-owned larger...

Optimism trumps Egyptian worries – 1/31/11

Despite continued unrest in Egypt, Wall Street traders focused on strong earnings reports and pushed stock prices higher on Monday, the last day of...

Deborah Norville to host Alan Frank salute

Emmy-award-winning journalist Deborah Norville will host the 2011 Golden Mike Award gala in New York on February 28th as the Broadcasters Foundation of America...

Gannett TV looking up in Q1 of 2011

Despite tough comps, Gannett is still projecting that broadcasting revenues will be up in Q1 of 2011 over last year’s quarter fueled by lots...

FCC gets cold with Bold Gold over EAS absence

WWRR-FM, licensed to the Scranton PA portion of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market, was found to be without operational EAS equipment by an inspecting FCC agent....

Long Island deal leaves two operators in action

After all the dust cleared, there were two radio clusters in the Nassau-Suffolk market comprised of four FM stations – what makes it interesting...

Multicultural clears out a TV on each coast

The ill-fated attempt of Multicultural Broadcasting to break into the television business is coming closer to a conclusion as its trustee spins television stations in...

Democratic PAC gets to work on 2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee isn’t waiting around. It’s getting on the radio, the internet and the phone to target 19 Republican representatives that...

Two new reality series ordered by Spike TV

Spike TV is adding two new unscripted series. The network will pick up 20 half-hour episodes of “Repo Games” from the producers of MTV’s...

Meredith raising dividend and buying stock

Business is good for magazine/TV company Meredith Corporation. Its board of directors has approved an increase in its dividend and also reinstated its stock...

Football triumphed on Sunday night

Fox, with the NFL Pro Bowl, trounced the mostly rerun competition on Sunday night in a prelude to what are sure to be much...

Harrisburg, PA and national ISP spots reviewed

According to Arbitron, Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA is the 78th largest radio market with a population of 576,800. According to Media Monitors, the #1 radio advertiser...

Westwood One names broadcast team for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl XLV team features Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone, James Lofton, Jim Gray and Scott Graham. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET,...

Transactions: 2-1-11

$70K WOCS-FM Lerose KY from Board of Regents – Moreland State University (Paul W. Hitchcock) to Hour of Harvest Inc. (Margaret Drake et al)....