All Entries in November, 2013

Alas, poor Couric! I knew her!

OK, OK, our headline is way over the top –we just couldn’t resist. But when Katie Couric accepted the job as global anchor of...

Yahoo!

CCM+E sitting on monetary fault line

The acquisition of Clear Channel by Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners took place on the wrong side of the financial crisis,...

Clear Channel

Saga is bright spot in rough broadcast stock day

The stock of Saga Communications enjoyed a healthy 6.6% surge, leading the way for broadcast issues which turned in decidedly mixed results. Saga almost...

Big Wheel keeps on rolling

Wheel of Fortune kept its place on top of the syndie total viewers chart during the week of 11/11/13, and Judge Judy once again...

Wheel of Fortune

Walden fires up the griddle for the FCC

As always, there are a lot of important issues percolating away at the FCC, and now, there is a new five-member 8th Floor contingent...

U.S. Congress

Huckabee to turn off his mic

His long-form mic, anyway. 200 radio stations are going to have three hours to fill in their schedule as former governor and presidential candidate...

Mike Huckabee

CBS on top in tight three-way race

Three networks had a 7 share, but CBS prevailed in a ratings contest that went 2.5-2.4-2.3, beating ABC and NBC. Fox was ahead of...

CBS

Online sports is big business

The month of September featured the return of professional football and the buildup toward the Major League Baseball playoff season, and according to Nielsen,...

Sports

Oneida takes anti-Redskins campaign beyond DC

The campaign to pressure the Washington Redskins to change their team nickname has been waged over Washington DC radio airwaves, but now the Oneida...

Washington Redskins

Analyst forecasts global economic growth

BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey believes that several factors will come into play next year which will support a mild acceleration of GDP....

Chart

Another slip in consumer confidence

According to the Conference Board, consumers lost their faith in the economy modestly during...

Chart

On the job with your younger television audience

An important insight into the nature of your audience is knowledge of how much money they make, and how...

People watching TV

WGA backs broadcast in retransmission debate

The Writers Guild of America West said that Congress was right to protect local broadcast by supporting retransmission consent, and said that growing consolidation...

Yes!

Inside the Sinclair Portland Maine Max-out

The ties between Sinclair’s CBS WGME-TV Portland ME and Max Broadcast Group’s Fox WPFO-TV...

SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

ACA echoes Rockefeller in call for SSA review

The practice of combining certain operational facets of local television stations via JSAs and SSAs...

ACA / American Cable Association