All Entries in February, 2011

LIN headed for retrans showdown with Dish Network

The current contract for the carriage of LIN Media stations on Dish Network expires Friday, 3/4/11 at midnight ...

NAB alerts lawmakers to another spectrum squatter

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith has fired off a letter to key legislators in the US Congress, alerting them to more reports that even as...

Indiana organization uses radio to call-out to absent Democrats

The battle in Wisconsin between a Republican governor and Democratic legislators is getting most of the ink, but a similar situation is playing out...

Stocks end February with a gain – 2/28/11

Super-investor Warren Buffett was sounding bullish about making acquisitions in his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, which made Wall Street traders bullish...

IAB, ANA, 4A's join to "Make Measurement Make Sense"

The goal is standardize measurement across media: The three ad trade groups have launched a major initiative to lead the industry in developing digital...

Max Media Group gets rights to Ted "Golden Voice" Williams

Max Media Group, which specializes in user-generated internet channels, has entered a letter of intent to acquire majority control of Golden Voice Media, LLC,...

Fee income adding up for CBS Corporation

Retransmission consent fees are providing an important new revenue stream for television networks. CBS has told Wall Street analysts it is looking for...

Jeep debuts effort for 2011 Jeep Compass

The new campaign called “Bloodline” has made its debut this evening on local and national broadcast channels across the country. Chrysler Group spokesperson Dianna...

Rock 103 gets new morning show

Clear Channel’s Rock 103 WERG in Memphis has added the Free Beer & Hot Wings morning show effective Tuesday, 3/1 and moved The Bad...

Arizona, drug companies spots revealed

According to Arbitron, Phoenix is the 15th largest radio market with a population of 3,326,200 and it keeps growing. According to Media Monitors, the...

Scripps station helps fund diversity

WXYZ-TV (ABC) Detroit, owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, announced a donation to help fund a local effort for media diversity. It will benefit...

ABC won Sunday with Oscar

The numbers were down from a year ago, but the Academy Awards are still a big audience draw and carried ABC to victory on...

Transactions: 3-1-11

2M WNTJ-AM, WCCL-FM & WLKH-FM Johnstown PA (Johnstown, Central City, Somerset PA) from 2510 Licenses LLC (Nicholas A. Galli) to Forever Broadcasting LLC (Donald...

Jarad sells Hampton Bays FM

Richard Anderson likes WLIR-FM Hampton Bays NY enough to buy it twice. The Class A FM is on the eastern side of Long Island,...

John Boehner affirms commitment of GOP to rein in FCC

Newly-installed Speaker of the House spoke at a National Religious Broadcasters Association dinner in Nashville 2/27/11, and pledged to deal with an FCC that...