Tag Archives: Jonathan Brandmeier

Think Tank Express: Cumulus needs a lesson in customer relations

Once again, Cumulus is clueless on customer service Usually on this blog, yours truly often laments the state of Chicago radio, with some of the stations run by clueless [..]

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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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T Dog’s Think Tank: Clueless Cumulus

(Editor’s Note: Strong language in this piece. Reader discretion is advised. – T.H.) As you know by now, Cumulus Media made a major executive shakeup this week by [..]

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MeTVFM surges in June PPM book

On 87.7 FM, MeTV FM drastically pulls better numbers than predecessor Usually, PPM radio ratings reports are about as dull as sucking on an ice cube – hardly [..]

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Report: Chicago White Sox heads to WLS-AM

Could set up scenario for the Cubs to shift to the White Sox’s old home. As first reported by Robert Feder Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox is expected [..]

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“Simpsons” renewed for two more years

Renewed through 2017; seasons 27 and 28 on tap In a move certain to stir debate, Fox has given a huge vote of confidence to long-running animated comedy [..]

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Think Tank Express: “Wrestlemania” highlights on ESPN? Oh, the horror

  SportsCenter’s package on Wrestlemania XXXI shows us even the WWE is now gaining legitimate sports’ respect SportsCenter, the news of record when it comes to sports highlights, [..]

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Think Tank Daily: Radio…The Chicago Way

WLUP contest a scam? Nah. That’s the way things are done in the C-H-I.  Only in Chicago where someone achieves a zero rating on a TV show and [..]

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Game Over

Tribune Media pulls plug on The Game; retains Jonathon Brandmeier and cuts Garry Meier Robert Feder reported Thursday that Tribune Media has swung the ax of the sports talk [..]

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Can Steve Dahl do it again?

We’ll find out for sure soon enough as one of Chicago’s radio legends returns to the airwaves Monday for the first time in five years. The last time [..]

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Dahl: WGN Radio “the worst”

Dahl calls out Tribune Media station in a rant. Too bad its something Chicago radio listeners already know. A T Dog Media Think Tank [Editor’s Note: contains strong [..]

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WLUP-FM makes major changes

Tim Virgin is back in; Patrick Capone, Maxwell are out Everyone knew changes were inevitable when Cumulus hired Wade Linder as WLUP-FM’s (The Loop) new operations manager/program director. [..]

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WGN Radio heads to 87.7 FM

It looks like WGN Radio has finally gotten its wish to land on an FM outlet – even if its temporary. As first reported by Robert Feder Friday [..]

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“Get your clothes off and get in the tub!” – Remembering Larry Lujack

Former WLS-AM “Superjock” Larry Lujack Dies Before voicetracking and corporate takeovers ruined the radio industry, there was quite a lot of personality in the medium. And from the [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Oh, Bethenny…

-As expected, ratings for syndication’s three new shows (The Arsenio Hall Show, Bethenny, and The Test) declined from Monday’s premiere, but Arsenio still was on top with a [..]

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