Tag Archives: Group W

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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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sports-talk war escalates with Finfer defection

* The first shot has been fired in the Chicago’s new sports-talk wars: Robert Feder reports that Tribune’s new Game has stolen Ben Finfer away from CBS’ The [..]

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Lou Scheimer: An Appreciation

Another surviving member of the Saturday Morning cartoon wars has passed on. Lou Scheimer, who helped found Filmation with Hal Sutherland, passed away at the age of 84 [..]

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Swearin’ Super Bowl Sunday

  Super Bowl XLVII down from last year, but still pulls in an audience; CBS to be investigated for F-bomb; and so is WMVP for unrelated incident The [..]

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Marty Wilke jumps to WBBM-TV as GM

As first reported by Robert Feder at Time Out Chicago Friday morning, WGN-TV general manager Marty Wilke is exiting the Chicago CW affiliate and heading to CBS-owned WBBM-TV [..]

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The Grab Bag: Conan, “Archer” receive contract extensions

  – One up, one down: Archer just received a vote of confidence from FX as the cable net green-lighted the animated series for a fourth season for [..]

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Return of the big pay day in syndication? Not so fast.

With the second cycle sale of Two and a Half Men to the Tribune and Sinclair station groups for seven – count ‘em – seven years, and mega [..]

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WLS-TV to replace "Oprah" with live, local morning show

In news first reported Tuesday morning on Robert Feder’s blog at Vocalo, ABC-owned WLS-TV has announced plans to replace The Oprah Winfrey Show, which departs first-run syndication on [..]

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"Marie" dropped – before it begins

After speculation that Marie Osmond’s new talk show would not go forward, Program Partners made it official today. The daily talk-show strip was to premiere on September 14 [..]

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WNBC drops "Live at Five" for "LX: New York"

After nearly three decades, the curtain drops on one of New York City’s hollowed traditions. Live at Five, the one-hour newscast on NBC-owned WNBC-TV which aired at – [..]

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Program Partners offers new shows

Program Partners is offering two new strips in syndication this fall – both coming from north of the border. The company already offers several first-run dramas which have [..]

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You’re late on your rent for the last time…

Bob Vila is being evicted from his home at CBS – The syndication outfit has pulled the plug on Bob Vila’s Home Again, ending a 28-year run on [..]

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