Tag Archives: WWWN

Cumulus exercises option to purchase WLUP, WKQX

Pour one on the curb for Merlin Media. As first reported by Radio Insight, Cumulus Media announced Tuesday they have exercised their option to purchase Merlin Media’s classic rock [..]

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Cumulus takes over Merlin Media’s remaining stations

The reign and terror of Randy “Court Jester” Michaels in radio has finally come to an end. In a blockbuster move, Cumulus announced Friday morning it was taking [..]

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The 2012 T Dog Media Turkey Awards

Get the cranberry sauce ready: it’s time for the 7th annual T Dog Media Turkey Awards where every Thanksgiving, yours truly honors the worst in the media business [..]

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The axe swings on FM News in Chicago, New York

It’s safe to say this now: FM News 101.1 is the biggest bomb in the history of Chicago radio. But you knew that already, right? Merlin Media pulled [..]

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He never listens… because he’s too busy dropping the soap

  If you’re been driving around Chicagoland for the last few weeks, you probably have noticed former Illinois governor Rod Blagoveich unintentionally shilling for WIQI-FM, Merlin Media’s all-news [..]

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2012: A look ahead

Happy New Year, everyone! There will be a lot going on in 2012 – elections, international summits, the Olympics, and much, much, more! Here’s what to look for [..]

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The Toilet 10 of 2011

And other media misfires of note Scrubbing the commodes for you… the Toilet 10 of 2011 – the worst shows of television and media items sure to make [..]

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The Grab Bag: WGN Radio’s Steve and Johnnie to sign off

In the latest Grab Bag, we have items on the departure of a legendary duo from Chicago radio; a welcome departure from the ABC exec ranks; and Bill [..]

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The T Dog Media 2011 Turkey Awards

            Allen Gregory: Worst. Sitcom. Ever. Welcome to the 6th annual T Dog Media Turkey Awards! Every year around Thanksgiving, yours truly hashes [..]

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WFLD picks up new “Ricki Lake” show

Jeremy Kyle renewed for a second season; Katie and Steve Harvey hit clearance highs Fox-owned WFLD has picked up Ricki Lake’s new talk show strip from Twentieth Television [..]

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Grab Bag: “Last Man Standing” stands tall

        Plus other news of note, including Rosie Show results; Brandmeier’s return; and a new game show in an unusual time slot. – Viewers welcomed [..]

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WWWN: DOA

      I guess this is what happens when you use winning call letters without Charlie Sheen? The first full Arbitron PPM survey for September is out [..]

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The Grab Bag: WWWN isn’t “winning” – it’s losing

Due to my behind-the-scenes-work for the relaunch of The T Dog Media Blog, yours truly hasn’t been able to write about some of the items that has been [..]

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The Grab Bag: You, the people

This Grab Bag is for you – that’s right. You – the people. You have the right to gripe about yet another newscast or yet another new daytime [..]

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FM Radio enters an “all-news” era in Chicago

Last week, Chicago did not have FM all-news stations. As of 8:10 a.m., we had not just one – but two as the race between the Court Jester [..]

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