Bulls shake up their broadcast team, too

Not a good day if you’re a local play-by-play analyst… The Chicago Bulls have fired Wayne Larribee and Tom Dore as play-by-play men for WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet respectively, while Johnny “Red” Kerr has been removed from his analyst role on both channels, but will remain to do pre-game and halftime shows. Kerr reportedly was tiring of the traveling he […]

Dan Kelly out as Hawks play-by-play man; Foley to return?

No surprise here: Blackhawks play-by-play man Dan Kelly was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, which could pave the return of Pat Foley, who handled the chores for a little over twenty years before being unceremoniously dropped for Kelly in 2006. Foley currently is the play-by-play man for the Chicago Wolves (Chicago’s AHL franchise.) Even Wolves owner Don Levin […]

Presenting your new Loop girl

She is Kelly Campbell, from west suburban Lombard. She gets the lucky job of the representing the classic rock station for the next year – a.k.a. making appearances at high-profile events and promotions. Oh yeah…

ION unveils new lineup for Fall 2008

Thanks to major acquistions as of late, the ION network is no longer known as the “infomercial network” or the “Mama’s Family Network.” The net formerly known as PAX unveiled its new lineup on Thursday at its upfront presentation at the New York Public Library, and it consists of newly acquired off-network fare including Ghost Whisperer, ER (seasons 11-14), Criminal […]

Lynne "Angel" Harvey dies

The wife of Paul Harvey succumbs to leukemia at the age of 92. She died in her River Forest home peacefully Saturday morning. Heavily involved in the business, Ms. Harvey was a producer for her husband’s popular radio show, and became the first producer to be admitted into the Radio Hall of Fame and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from […]

"Family Guy" renewed through 2012

Yes, I’m going to be around for four more years, so deal with it. I credit Dr. Smith from Lost in Space for my wonderful character change. He’s quite smart! He deals with that robot… I deal with Brian. It’s the same thing, basically… Television’s wackiest animated family (besides The Simpsons, that is), is returning for four more seasons. In […]

Chicago to get new courtroom show

New court show from Warner Bros. featuring Jeanine Pirro to be taped here; new show is part of new Warner-supplied daytime block on CW Chicago is getting another television production to be beamed coast-to-coast. The new show from Warner Bros. is Judge Jeanine Pirro, a new daytime courtroom strip, which will be taped at NBC Tower, where Warner’s Judge Mathis […]

"Ugly Betty’s" ratings get ugly

Trouble ahead: It looks like the party’s over for ABC’s Ugly Betty, as the series appears to heading for a ratings free fall. Last Thursday’s episode hit a season low, earning a 2.3 rating and 7 share in the Adults 18-49 money demo, and 7.9 million total viewers. The results were down 30 percent in total viewers and 35 percent […]

"Fuego" is En Fuego

While The CW is out touting its latest numbers for Gossip Girl, here’s the real story: Univision’s new telenovela called Fuego En La Sangre (Burning For Revenge) trounced CW in every key demo on Monday night, save for teens. And in Adults 18-34, Fuego beat a number of shows on the major networks, while in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, and […]

Chicago’s CBS stations to join forces to talk about crime

CBS-owned WBBM-TV and WBBM-AM are teaming up to air a town hall meeting on Saturday, May 10 called Speaking Truth: A Town Hall Meeting On Violence, which airs on both WBBM-TV and WBBM-AM (Newsradio 780) from 10 p.m to 11:30 p.m., with Channel 2 preempting their local newscast for this night only. The special is being held to call attention […]