The Dead Zone lives up to its name: it really is dead. USA dropped it and 4400, after four and three-year runs, respectively. Debmar-Mercury currently distributes The Dead Zone in broadcast syndication.
Urban Contemporary WGCI-FM is launching a new show featuring local hip-hop and R&B artists called Go Ill.The program premieres this Saturday night at 9 p.m. and run in that time slot every week. It will also feature interviews with the artists behind the music. WGCI has often been criticized for not featuring enough local artists on its station (other than […]
Robert Feder in the Sun-Times today has a rather detailed look at the career of Randy Michaels, the guy who saved WFLZ-FM in Tampa by creating “The Power Pig” – and his most infamous radio stunt right here in Chicago – Using “hell” as a marketing slogan in 1991 that practically destroyed former contemporary-hit radio station WYTZ-FM (Z95). Michaels is […]
Brian Lowry reaches out to Matt Drudge readers in his Vairety article today. Not sure if it is a good idea to reach out to a bunch of racist, right-wing nutjobs who worship this fraud and Jay Mariotti (yeah, I threw that in there…) Notice the article I linked to was the printer (and moronic commenter free)-friendly version…
The ownership vote fell among party lines 3-2. Which means a lump of coal for the rest of us. As you all know, this is far from over. Look for this to be challenged in court, and ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court. This is truly a sad day for independent media in this country.
Alycia Lane, a reporter for CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia was arrested in New York City Saturday night for striking a police officer in the city’s meatpacking district. If you recall, Lane appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil a few years back to discuss her failed marriages (Dr. Phil also airs on KYW and sister station WPSG in Philadelphia.) Dr. […]
All right, Survivor may not be a popular show in the Windy City – but it’s popular everywhere else it seems, as last night’s Survivor: China finale got a big boost last night with the ratings up 15 percent from last May’s Survivor: Fiji finale. However, compared to December 2006’s Survivor finale, the numbers were off. In a stunning upset, […]
Taking a page from Johnny Carson’s playbook in 1988 during the last writer’s strike, NBC announced Monday that Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien will return to work with new episodes of their respective late-night shows on January 2, in lieu of writers. Meanwhile, Letterman’s production company (Worldwide Pants) is negotiating with its writers to return The Late Show with David […]