Tag Archives: WLS-TV

Chicago stations to expand afternoon newscasts

    Early fringe newscasts at WMAQ, WFLD on tap Like it or not Chicagoans, get ready for more newscasts in the afternoon. As first reported by Robert [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: ABC 7 takes weather radars to the Max

ABC-owned WLS-TV has introduced its new toy it was teasing viewers for months – a new Doppler Radar called Doppler Radar Max 7 ( I kid you not.) [..]

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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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“Chi-Town Rising” pulls ratings victory upset

NBC 5’s upstart effort unseats ABC 7’s annual show In news no one saw coming, NBC-owned WMAQ’s freshman New Year’s Eve show beat ABC-owned WLS-TV’s in live plus-same [..]

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Talent announced for “Chi-Town Rising” – and so is the price to attend

Ploy to keep anti-police demonstrators out?  When it was announced in September, Chi-Town Rising hoped it draw more than 100,000 people and help the city ring in the [..]

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Harry Porterfield retires

The longtime newsman calls it a career WBBM-TV Anchorman Harry Porterfield announced his retirement Thursday after 51 years in journalism, effective immediately. The 87-year old Porterfield started his [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Bears-Packers score in ratings

Bears surprise; ABC 7 dominates November ratings; another new game show planned; Tom Joyner’s future On paper, it looked like another game against the Packers where the Bears [..]

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Tyra Banks exits “FAB Life”

Departure comes after only two months on air Guess Tyra Banks wasn’t cut out for the “Fab Life”. After just two months as lead host and executive producer, [..]

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When Trump had a game show

Trump had a game show? It’s true. His name headlined a flop in 1990-91  These days, real estate mogul Donald Trump is grabbing headlines as a Republican Presidential [..]

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Cubs-Mets score for Turner Sports

Chicago ratings go on a roller coaster ride; ratings drop for fourth game  The Chicago Cubs may have been swept out of the playoffs by the New York [..]

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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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T Dog’s Media Notepad: White Sox sink into the ratings abyss

The White Sox may not have the worst record in MLB for 2015, but earned an even-worse honor. According to Sports Business Journal, the South Siders again finished [..]

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WGN-TV takes heat for on-air offensive screw-up

Tribune Media’s WGN-TV was getting hammered on social media for putting up a graphic during Tuesday night’s newscast demeaning to the Jewish community. WGN-TV was doing a story [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Bears stumble, fumble in the ratings

Haven’t done the Notepad in a while – plus, I’ve been busy with other stuff, so let’s play catchup and see  what’s going on: –The Chicago Bears are [..]

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Chicago enters the New Year’s Eve game

For the first time in decades, Chicago is holding a big celebration downtown on New Year’s Eve. As first reported by the Chicago Tribune Thursday, city planners are [..]

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