Tag Archives: Detroit

T Dog’s Media Notebook: HBO cancels “Vinyl”

What the Good Lord giveth, can also taketh: In a reversal, HBO has canceled freshman drama Vinyl – despite renewing it for a second season four days after [..]

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The future for WGN-TV, The CW, and My Network TV

After Monday’s announcement of The CW shifting to WPWR, where does these channels stand? Back in 2008, WGN-TV aired a retrospective of its 60th year in broadcasting. Hosted [..]

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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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When Trump had a game show

Trump had a game show? It’s true. His name headlined a flop in 1990-91  These days, real estate mogul Donald Trump is grabbing headlines as a Republican Presidential [..]

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Think Tank Express: Chicago, you have a problem

With corruption, high taxes, and gang violence, Chicago has become an international embarrassment and may never recover  If you’ve read this blog for the last ten years, then [..]

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Chicago drops to fourth place in African-American homes in the U.S.

TV rank drops to fourth as market’s black population moves out Chicago may be home to the hottest show with TV’s number one show among African-Americans with Empire, set in [..]

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Think Tank Express: Colbert makes his CBS debut

Stephen Colbert – yes, the real Stephen Colbert – finally made his long-awaited hosting debut last night on The Late Show, only the third time a comedian has [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: WLS-TV back on top at 10 p.m. in July

Plus: WBBM-TV’s news ratings stink; Downtown Abbey heads into the final stretch; MundoFox to become MundoMax…eventually  – ABC-owned WLS-TV reclaimed the top spot at 10 p.m. according to Nielsen, [..]

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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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The Grab Bag: Tony Sculfeld heads to WSRB-FM

News and notes from around the industry – WSRB, a Crawford-owned urban adult contemporary station previously known as Soul 106.3, is trying its luck with an other former [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Monopoly Millionaires'” heads to WGN

Sinclair realigns newscasts downstate; talent shows to hit syndication; No one is “asking America” – Remember back in  October when yours truly asked if new weekly hour-long game show [..]

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NATPE 2015 is off and running

The 53rd annual gathering of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) got underway at the Fontainbleau Resort in Miami on Tuesday as syndicators, producers, and content creators converged for [..]

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ABC, Scripps to launch LAFF

ABC, Scripps stations clear new diginet; ABC to keep LiveWell after all ABC and Scripps Broadcasting announced this weekend they are launching a brand new digital subchannel called [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: The media fails us on Ferguson

  What can you say about the coverage of the Ferguson, Mo. disturbances from the broadcast networks and cable news networks? They dropped the ball, of course, with [..]

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Remembering Casey Kasem

The media world spent Father’s Day mourning the loss of radio legend Casey Kasem, who died early Sunday morning from Lew Body’s disease and dementia, at the age [..]

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