All Entries in October, 2013

Stocks close lower, log October gains

Stocks closed lower Thursday, finishing out a strong October, as investors digested the possibility the Federal Reserve may taper asset purchases earlier than expected....

Overcoming Obstacles to a Timely Closing — Pay Attention to the Real Estate

Broadcast transactions can in some ways conform to the tried-and-true good news, bad news joke format, and then some. For example, the bad news...

John Pelkey

WEBQ radiothon saves homeless shelter

An eight-hour radiothon by Withers Broadcasting’s Country WEBQ-AM Harrisburg, IL provided the shelter with more than $40,000 in donations and pledges. It’s enough to...

Money Tree

USA Today back on top

According to the latest Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) report, Gannett’s USA Today has returned to the number one spot in total daily circulation...

USA Today

Jared Hart named WPHT PD

CBS Radio’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT says Jared, who starts 11/11, joins from KGO in San Francisco where he’s currently Assistant Program Director.  Earlier...

NBC: “Revolution” maintains in spite of World Series

Wednesday Primetime Results: TIME-SHIFTING: Note that last week in L+3, both “Revolution” and “SVU” added 57% to their 18-49 ratings. Despite facing the deciding...

NBC

100.3 The Sound airing “KMET Mighty Met Weekend”

Beginning 11/3, Bonneville’s KSWD-FM LA 100.3FM The Sound is presenting a “Mighty Met Weekend” featuring the legendary DJs from SoCal’s iconic progressive rocker KMET-FM....

KSWD

FTC goes after weight loss product manufacturer

Advertisements for HCG Platinum claim that the product can help users lose a pound a day and have helped the manufacturer to multiple millions...

FTC / Federal Trade Commission

Blackouts fuel disgruntlement among NFL fans

Support is lining up to bring an end to the non-profit tax-exempt status of the National Football League. One question: Why should citizens pick...

FCC Blackout

Watt FHFA nomination hit with filibuster

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency met with significant headwinds as Senate Republicans mustered...

U.S. Congress

Fox homers with final Series game

No other network even came close to Fox Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the contest’s 6th...

Boston Red Sox

Belo saw a tough Q3 on political comps

Belo reported total revenue of $166 million in Q3, which was $10 million or 5.7% lower than Q3 2012 as the company fought tough...

Belo

Journal cruises to successful Q3

Top line revenue for multimedia Journal Communications was down a scant 0.1% during the third quarter of 2013, an impressive result given the loss...

Journal Communications

Attorney: Dave Herman was duped by cop

His lawyer claims the former iconic WNEW-FM NYC DJ was fooled by an undercover cop in a sex sting. Attorney Marc Agnifilo tells The...

Gavel

CBS, Nielsen launching cross-media measurement trial

More good news coming from the Nielsen-Arbitron merger: They jointly announced CBS’s participation in...

CBS