Category Archives: T Dog’s Think Tank

T Dog’s Think Tank: Bigger is not better – maybe

A rebuttal to Harry Jessell’s piece: Media consolidation has resulted in bad managerial decisions and lots of layoffs. But bad decision making knows no size. For the last eleven years, [..]

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Think Tank Express: Elimination of FCC Lifeline programs hurt violent-torn Chicago neighborhoods the most

Everyone knows by now how much President Trump goes on and on about Chicago violence, tweeting about it every chance he gets. Well, one of the tools that [..]

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Think Tank Express: Stick with…whatever? Not possible in today’s enviornment

(Editor’s note: This item – thoughts on the political climate we’re in these days and how it relates to subjects I write about in this blog – was [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: What to expect from a Trump administration regarding media issues

For those who don’t like media consolidation and love net neutrality – you are not going to like what you are about to read In a Presidential contest [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Disrespect of Chicago’s South Side continues

    Despite White Sox World Series Championship in 2005 and native son President Obama making history as first African-American in the White House, the city’s South Side [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: What’s wrong with the NFL?

Ratings for the NFL are off this year. Why?  Over the last few weeks, you have read about why the NFL’s ratings are declining, with answers ranging from [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: T Dog Media at 10

Happy anniversary to T Dog Media! It’s a different media world today than it was when I started this. As we mark the ten-year anniversary of T Dog Media [..]

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Think Tank Express: Cumulus needs a lesson in customer relations

Once again, Cumulus is clueless on customer service Usually on this blog, yours truly often laments the state of Chicago radio, with some of the stations run by clueless [..]

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Think Tank Express: “Lew’s View” is a snooze

Fox GM’s criticism of mayor does nothing for New York viewers TV stations need leadership, not preachers  Perhaps one of the best things about Roger Ailes’ removal from his [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: ABC 7 shifts “Windy City Live” to 1 p.m.

Local news returns to ABC 7 at 11 a.m.; Dr. Oz returns for three more years; WGN-TV needs a new GM; and more. In a victory for local [..]

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Think Tank Express: “The Drive’s” listeners aren’t lovin’ it

Battle between McNeil, Hubbard management latest sign of Chicago radio’s dysfunction  You’re probably asking, how’s the new McMornings show on The Drive working out? As you probably guessed, [..]

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Think Tank Express: Lucas with the lid off: Lakefront plan derails

Special interest group hijacks and derails plan – a situation we’re all too familiar with in the media business The Lakefront project Star Wars creator George Lucas wanted [..]

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Think Tank Express: Freeing the set-top box

A few weeks ago, President Obama announced he was backing a FCC proposal to unlock cable set-top boxes. Whee. The problem is, those set-top boxes you lease to [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Stump the Trump

Chicago is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Donald Trump as he blew through town on March 11 and created a storm of protests – including inside [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: According to message board posters, “Everything Isn’t Awesome”

Constant whining about radio, TV threatens to undermine business Before social media, message boards and comment sections were basically a way to post your thoughts about a particular [..]

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