Matt DuBiel heads to "The River"

Matt DuBiel has resigned as programming director and afternoon personality of the Nine-FM triplecast (WKIE,WDEK,WRZA-FMs) to become operations manager at NextMedia’s WERV-FM (95.9), or “The River” in west suburban Aurora. DuBeli will also have an airshift to be determined later. He will join the classic rock station on Sept. 10. For more on Nine-FM, check out the T Dog Media […]

Presenting the Spring 2007 Arbitron book

For Chicago and Milwaukee. Random thoughts: -WGCI-FM, WVAZ, and WPWX all are down from last book. The Howard McGee debacle at WGCI certainly won’t help them as they might not see No.1 for a very long time. – WBBM-FM got pummeled by WKSC-FM (Kiss), falling out of the top 10 and recording their worst numbers since 1982. Time for some […]

Nine FM to do dance nightly

Dance Factory, a biweekly show spotlighting dance music that airs Friday and Saturday Nights on Nine FM, is now going to be “stripped” – seven nights a week. Starting Monday, the Newsweb-owned triplecast -WKIE/WDEK/WRZA -FM, will strip Dance Factory weeknights and Sundays at 9 p.m and Saturday Nights at 8 p.m. What’s unusual is that Dance Factory skewes younger than […]

Nine FM: No more free music

In a rather decidedly tongue-in-cheek press release, Nine-FM, the suburban-based triplecast that has a variety hits format, proclaims that the station is no longer giving away free CDs and encouraging listeners to send any CDs they won back to the station in exchange for a Nine FM T-shirt. Where are the returned CDs going? Back to the RIAA and Sound […]

Fall Arbitron books (Updated)

The Arbitron radio books are out today for Chicago, Milwaukee, Peoria, Rockford, South Bend, Bloomington, and The Quad Cities. Robert Feder analyzes the Chicago book for the Sun-Times, while Tim Cuprisin does the same for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Chicago Winners: Urban Contemporary WGCI-FM Chicago’s tops the fall ratings book. WLIT ought to thank Santa for its Christmas music-fueled ratings jump. […]

The 2006 T Dog Blog Turkey Awards

Welcome to the first annual T Dog Blog Turkey Awards. We’re here to reward stupidity and simpletonism in the fields of broadcasting and in media in 2006 (so far.) Judging by the long list of winners (or shall we say “losers”? ), 2006 was a busy year for being stupid, ignorant, lame, boring, moronic, etc… You get the point. So, […]