Tag Archives: Wendy Williams

Ex-Chicagoan Jason Matheson goes national with talk show

Or… close to it. Matheson part of four-week test in select markets, including Chicago Chicago native and Minneapolis radio personality Jason Matheson is getting a second shot at [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Back in the saddle again

Hello, and welcome back to T Dog Media! Here are some notable news and notes from the last two weeks: Tom Doerr has resigned as news director of [..]

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Syndication 2016: Yawn.

Outside of Harry Connick Jr., there’s practically nothing on the market Looking for something new for the fall of 2016 in syndication? Good luck. That’s the consensus as [..]

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The Grab Bag: Tony Sculfeld heads to WSRB-FM

News and notes from around the industry – WSRB, a Crawford-owned urban adult contemporary station previously known as Soul 106.3, is trying its luck with an other former [..]

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Indianapolis’ WISH to join the CW

Soon-to-be former CBS affiliate WISH-TV will have a new network affiliation at the first of the new year – with The CW. The Media General-owned station announced Monday [..]

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“Jerry Springer”, “Maury”, “Steve” to stick around

  It looks like there’s going to be more dysfunctional family fun for years to come. After reports saying Tribune was considering removing NBC Universal Domestic Television’s trio [..]

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“Chicagoland” strikes out with critics, viewers

  With horrible ratings, Chicagoland ranks among one of television’s biggest flops Did Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration manipulate scenes?   I guess Chicago would’ve been better off if [..]

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“Game On” for 87.7 FM, Tribune Broadcasting

  After several weeks and a lot of research, Tribune Broadcasting’s WGWG-LP decided to name their new station on 87.7 FM, “The Game”. The new lineup consists of [..]

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NATPE 2014: Day 1

Welcome to NATPE 2014! The 51st annual gathering got underway in Miami Monday, as syndicators, programmers, producers, and content creators converged in Miami for the three-day conference. Here’s [..]

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“The Real” rolls out in syndication for 2014

Due to pickup, Kris Jenner and Bethenny Frankel might not have future at Fox O&Os It’s time to get real. As in The Real. Warner Bros. Domestic Television [..]

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Quick Hits and Bits: Dahl, Meier feuding again?

Welcome to the second edition of Quick Hits and Bits! – Oh God, here we go again… another radio legend has turned down Bruce DuMont’s invite to the [..]

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Bruce DuMont played for the fool again

Once again, Bruce DuMont was played the fool – and this time by one of the biggest names in all of entertainment. I’m talking about Howard Stern’s “induction” [..]

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A look back at The Great Talk Show Rush Of 1995

                    The few, the proud: the fallen heroes of The Great Talk Show Rush Of 1995. The video above [..]

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ESPN radio broadens reach with New York City FM deal

For the second time in a week, a high profile local marketing agreement (LMA) has shaken up the radio landscape in a major market. This time, its ESPN [..]

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The Grab Bag: Grabbing some “Baggage” ; “Big Bang” bags three more years

Bagging a renewal: Sheldon and the gang are around for three more years. The Grab Bag is actually living up to its name today by grabbing some baggage [..]

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