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Dick Biondi out at WLS-FM

Radio legend calls it a career – or more likely, someone called it a career for him In what looks like the end of the line for one [..]

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“WWE Smackdown” close to massive deal with Fox

Smackdown returns to broadcast TV AND Friday nights Further signaling a shift away from scripted fare, Fox is expected to land rights to WWE Smackdown, taking over the [..]

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The Lite 93.9 reboots Melissa Forman’s morning show

WLIT brings back former morning personality As you may be aware, television is all awash in “reboots” of classic TV shows these days. Now radio is doing the [..]

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The CW expands to Sundays with “Supergirl”, “Charmed” reboot

Network expands to a sixth night with its all-drama lineup The CW recently unveiled its 2018-19 lineup before its upfront presentation on Thursday and features five new shows [..]

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Reboots of ’80s shows headline CBS’ 2018-19 lineup

Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I. lead eight new programs for next season CBS unveiled its 2018-19 lineup with the ongoing battle between CBS and Viacom as a backdrop. As [..]

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ABC reveals new 2018-19 lineup

Makes aggressive changes; brings comedies back to Friday nights ABC released its 2018-19 schedule Tuesday morning in advance of its upfront presentation on Tuesday, and there are some [..]

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Fox brings familiar faces back for 2018-19

Tim Allen? Vicki Lawrence? The once edgy Fox brand is history as the network retools to attract older audiences Fox announced its 2018-19 schedule and it is a [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Weekend: NBC saves “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; more shows canceled

Fox and NBC save shows; why do the networks cancel all these shows in a three-day window? The Bubble didn’t just burst on Friday for several on-the-fence shows…it [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Thursday: Fox axes trio of sitcoms

But Rick and Morty gets a major pickup With the upfronts next week, the major networks are jockeying for position and clearing out the deadwood to make room [..]

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21st Century Fox to buy Sinclair stations

Fox re-purchases three stations; Chicago’s WPWR could switch owners as a result Exactly a year after Sinclair Broadcasting announced its purchase of Tribune Media, the Hunt Valley, Md. [..]

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The Media Notepad: WBBM Newsradio celebrates 50 years

The original is still the best: WBBM-AM (Newsradio 78) celebrated fifty years in the all-news format this week, with the anniversary of the switch taking place May 6. [..]

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Kanye West puts black radio stations in a bind

Backlash over comments made by the Hip-Hop star about slavery and over Trump have some wondering what to do Urban radio programmers are waiting to see what effect [..]

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The Media Notepad: Conviction ends “Cosby Show” runs

With Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault changes, African-American targeted diginet Bounce (seen locally on WCIU-Ch. 26.5) has once again pulled reruns of The Cosby Show. “Effective immediately, [..]

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“Double Dare” to slime again

Revival of Nickelodeon game show brings the schlock back The slime is back: Nickelodeon announced Wednesday it was bringing back 1980s game show Double Dare after a 18-year [..]

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