The Media Notepad: Bears, NFL score ratings wins

Also: Don’t Bet Your Life; Bids made for Tegna; Johnny B to host RHOF ceremony The NFL continues to rack up impressive numbers at a time when viewers are abandoning linear TV in droves. Case in point: The Bears game on Sunday against the Bengals drew a household 22.9 rating and 60 share for Fox-owned WFLD-TV Chicago Sunday, easily making […]

Jimmy de Castro named new President and GM of WGN Radio

In a move that is being praised by many media observers, former Evergreen Media exec Jimmy de Castro has been named president and general manager of Tribune Broadcasting’s WGN-AM (720), effective June 3. He will report to Tribune President of local programming Larry Wert – the same Wert who reported to DeCastro at WLUP-AM/FM in the 1990’s. de Castro succeeds […]

The moving game

Look for more late-afternoon Bears games – like it or not. No, the Chicago Bears did not relocate to L.A. (the way they played this season, they could’ve joined the writers, who are also out on strike.) But the NFL and CBS moved the Denver Broncos-Chicago Bears game to 3:15 p.m. (CT) from its original noon time slot. This comes […]

Dan Patrick heads to Content Factory

Dan Patrick has a new job – with Jimmy DeCastro’s new Chicago-based Content Factory, a company that will deliver content to multiple platforms including radio, mobile phones, the internet, and more. The new media company will launch Dan patrick’s new show sometime this fall. Jimmy DeCastro was formerly head of Evergreen Media (former owners of WLUP AM/FM) and Chancellor Media.

Dan Patrick leaves ESPN

He hasn’t been on the TV version of ESPN much lately, if hardly at all, so we didn’t see this coming? As rumored last week, Dan Patrick is leaving his radio show at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” (or as some would put it, “The Worldwide Leader in B.S.”) on August 17. In Chicago, Patrick airs on WMVP-AM from noon […]