Tag Archives: CBS Radio

2016 in review: The highs and the lows…a lot of lows

“Jessica Jones” tops odd year in media – and life When you look back at 2016, there isn’t much to rave about – way too many celebrity and [..]

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Terry Boers calls it a career

Longtime WSCR personality retires Terry Boers, one-half of the popular Boers & Bernstein duo in afternoons, announced his retirement Tuesday in a blogpost at CBSChicago.com. The WSCR (The [..]

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Mayor Emanuel’s “Radio Town Hall” a flop

Half-hour roadblock on 47 radio stations unimpresses listeners It looked like a good idea on paper: get together 47 Chicago radio stations – including suburban sticks – and [..]

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Jimmy DeCastro exits WGN-AM

WGN-AM President and General Manager Jimmy deCastro has decided to step down from the station effective at the end of this month. The decision was made as the [..]

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Ramblin’ Ray leaves US 99.5, station devoles into chaos

Stevens heads to WLS-AM to pair up with ol’ buddy Big John Howell in mornings WUSN loses its prime attraction; personnel loses their jobs For CBS-owned WUSN-FM, everything [..]

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CBS Radio to be spun-off soon

The spinoff of CBS’ Radio properties from CBS Corporation is coming soon – the end of July to be exact. CBS Radio is aiming to make the move [..]

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Chicago: Slipping away?

The state of the Chicago market: population loss may effect media properties¬† If last week’s bad census news is any indication, Chicago may be in for a rough [..]

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CBS Radio up for sale

It’s an end of an era. CBS Corp. announced on Tuesday it was exploring several options of its radio station group, including a sale. The stations could be [..]

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Think Tank Express: The return of Larry Tisch

Of course he’s dead. But you wouldn’t know it The latest radio cutbacks came from a rather unlikely place – CBS Radio, which hadn’t announced cuts since a [..]

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It’s official: Cubs head to WBBM-AM

CBS scores 7-year mega deal with the Chicago Cubs Seattle (yes, Seattle) – could play a role on where the Cubs local TV rights would land in 2015 [..]

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Chicago Cubs to leave WGN Radio; head to WBBM-AM

Welcome the newest member of The Church Of Tisch – the Chicago Cubs. After 56 years, the Chicago Cubs are moving to a new radio home – Newsradio [..]

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Grab Bag: CBS in lead to snare Cubs’ radio rights

  * As first reported by Ed Sherman in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune, CBS Corp. is the leading candidate to land the radio rights to the Chicago Cubs in [..]

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WXRT’S Tom Marker stays put – for now

Loses full-time status; becomes part-timer The Church Of Tisch has done it again. Just like what Laurence Tisch did in the 1980’s when his penny-pinching ways nearly destroyed [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Don’t come back, y’all

Jacobson loses lawsuit; Rover gets busted; Birmingham format flip goes awry – As first reported by the Chicago Tribune Wednesday evening, a Cook County Judge threw out a [..]

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The axe swings on FM News in Chicago, New York

It’s safe to say this now: FM News 101.1 is the biggest bomb in the history of Chicago radio. But you knew that already, right? Merlin Media pulled [..]

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