Tag Archives: Soul Train

T Dog’s Media Notepad: WGN Radio adds Wood, Dempster to lineup

WGN adds Wood and Dempster, plus Manley’s idiotic comment Media Life magazine article on iHeart causing a stir Empire roars back BET to add “Soul Train” WGN-AM has [..]

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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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WFLD details anchor changes

Plus: LA’s KTTV news director “resigns” after only two years Fox’s WFLD fortified its news anchor lineup late Tuesday, detailing changes being made to its Good Day Chicago [..]

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The weird week that was – Sharknados, Bearnados, and Cownados

Cows, bears, and sharks – oh my! If one were to turn on the TV last week, you saw a lot of weird. And Comic-Con hadn’t even begun [..]

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Weigel chairman Howard Shapiro dies 

Howard Shapiro, chairman of Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, died from pneumonia today at the age of 86. A graduate in electronic engineering from Purdue, Shapiro was a electronics dealer, [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Live With Kelly” shifts to WLS-TV in 2013

The Jeff Probst Show finally clears Chicago, landing at WBBM-TV Due to a busy schedule covering and analyzing Upfront Week, there were a lot of notable media stories [..]

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Dick Clark dies

The television, music, and radio industries lost a legend today with the passing of Dick Clark. Clark suffered a massive heartattack a day after after an outpaitent procedure [..]

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Whitney Houston dies

Six-time Grammy-award winning artist Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday afternoon in a hotel room in the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. She was 48 years old. [..]

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Public memorials, tributes set for Don Cornelius

Many tributes are being planned this weekend and in the coming week in light of Don Cornelius’ death on Wednesday: – WCIU and new diginet Bounce are both [..]

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Don Cornelius dies

  The television and music industries are mourning the death of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius. He was found dead in his home in Los Angeles [..]

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NATPE News: WCIU picks up “Direct Access”

The legendary Fontainbleau Resort in Miami, where NATPE is being held  The NATPE convention rolls on in South Beach with news on Big Tigger, Daryl Hall and his [..]

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Is Tribune looking to get back into syndie business?

Station group signs Cincinnati radio host to do daily talk show There’s going to be a new Bozo taping at the Old Bozo studio (no, it’s not a [..]

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"Soul Train" heads to DVD

The legendary music series Soul Train is back – on DVD. Time-Life has acquired the DVD rights to the Soul Train Library, which it plans to release on [..]

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"Simpsons", "Survivor" renewed

Enough doom and gloom! Time for some happy news (if you can call it that…) Two of television’s most durable franchises received pacts ensuring their future for some [..]

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Inside "Soul Train"

As Soul Train rides into the into the rail yard for good (for now, anyway), an article in the Chicago Reader Thursday features a new book that takes [..]

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