All Entries in April, 2012

Upped in Texas

Dean Radla has been promoted to General Manager of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KABB-TV (Fox) and KMYS-TV (CW) San Antonio, TX, where he had been...

Peter Chernin ramps up media company with new investors

Former News Corporation COO Peter Chernin has taken on major new investors to make The Chernin Group (TCG) a major international...

Peter Chernin

Saturday night all right for NBC

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night: An      encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Daniel Radcliffe      and musical guest...

NBC

Some radio investors get ready to sell stock

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Dollar Sign

Broadcast M&A likely to pick up in 2012

After several years of drought, there have been a handful of big deals in recent months, first in radio...

Deal

Leno bests Letterman Friday late

In late-night metered-market households Friday night: * In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.4/6 with an...

Jay Leno

NBC earns Friday win and tie for win in key demos

Friday Primetime Results: * NBC tied for #1 for the night in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and...

NBC

Election, Martin shooting dominate the news

Fueled by strong coverage from cable and radio, the presidential election was the number one story for the week of 4/9-4/15, according to the...

CWA asks FCC to stop clock on Verizon spectrum buy

Communications Workers of America says that there is already ample evidence that the deal under which Verizon will acquire spectrum from a consortium of...

Verizon

Noncoms said to be leery of political ads

The Boston Globe did a small survey of noncommercial broadcast outlets in the wake of the Ninth Circuit Court’s finding that political and issue...

Political Advertising

Hollywood TV scripts depict reality of drug use

Fiction writers working on prime time television programs were found by a new study to have a remarkably accurate sense of the state of...

Chart

FCC set to take advance online TV public files

The FCC would like to move broadcast public files out of file cabinets in a dusty back room...

FCC

“You like me, you really like me,” not so much!

Broadcasting is still acting like the narcissistic jerk on a date who only talks about himself and never listens...

Ranking cars for buyers who seek comfort

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Auto

Wall Street enjoys a Big Mac

McDonald’s was among the companies reporting strong earnings on Friday, helping to drive stock prices higher. Wall Street also liked the report from GE,...

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