Tag Archives: Jeff Zucker

Think Tank Express: President Trump – the ultimate embarrassment

President Trump’s lackluster response to tragic events in Charlottesville proves he and other politicians don’t care about us and we must fend for ourselves  [Warning: Contains strong language. Reader [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: The “R” word

Chicago sports teams now have something in common with media companies – rebuilding when the good times end  Chicagoans better get used to a word they’ve been hearing [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: T Dog Media at 10

Happy anniversary to T Dog Media! It’s a different media world today than it was when I started this. As we mark the ten-year anniversary of T Dog Media [..]

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White Sox changes stadium name to Guarantee Rate Field

The new name for the second coming of Comiskey is a guaranteed flop with fans Nine alternative names for the ballpark With news like this, you’d wish Jay Leno [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Stump the Trump

Chicago is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Donald Trump as he blew through town on March 11 and created a storm of protests – including inside [..]

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WFLD embroiled in “Hatgate”

A memo from a Fox 32 news producer about women wearing hats in live shots in winter lands him in hot water  For once, it wasn’t WGN’s Morning [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: According to message board posters, “Everything Isn’t Awesome”

Constant whining about radio, TV threatens to undermine business Before social media, message boards and comment sections were basically a way to post your thoughts about a particular [..]

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TCA: WGN America holds its first ever presentation

In a sign WGN America is moving ahead with its transition from a Chicago-based Superstation to a national cable network, the channel held its first-ever TCA Press Tour [..]

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Local viewers tune out Bears blowout

– But game still tops evening both locally and nationally – Also: Bulls ratings remain strong despite Rose’s injury – The Church Of Tisch does it again The [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Pas “ici” vous ne le faites pas (Not “here” you don’t)

When rebranding goes wrong; Cubs, White Sox drop in ratings and Dan Harmon returns to Community. While the Blackhawks are grabbing the Windy City’s attention, the same cannot [..]

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Larry Wert heads to Tribune Broadcasting

In a move that is widely being praised by many local and national media observers, current WMAQ general manger and Chicago-area native Larry Wert was named the new [..]

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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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The Sun-Times is a disgrace to Chicago. Again.

  Does the headline of this post look familiar to you? Well, aside from the “again” part. It should. I wrote this headline five years ago when the [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Rewarding failure

“I failed at doing the CBS Evening News. Now ABC is going to reward me with a big contract for doing a talk show no one will watch. [..]

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