The media news roundup (aka A bunch of stuff)

I thought I’d just slap together these stories for you…

– Here are The Daytime Emmy Award winners, held last Friday Night. The biggest surprise here was Tyra Banks beating out Dr. Phil in the best talk show/informative category (and Tyra also told off her critics as well…)

– Mike North didn’t show up Monday at WSCR-AM – told by management to take a day off. This is in part of a salary dispute with the all-sports station, as his contract expires on July 1. My guess is negotiations aren’t going all that well…

– NBC said it will air the first episode of Saturday Night Live this week as a tribute to the late George Carlin, who died on Sunday. The episode, which premiered in November 1975, featured the debut of The Not Ready For Primetime Players, which consisted of Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Garrett Morris, among others.

– WFLD-TV meterologist Amy Freeze was an answer on the game show Jepoardy! Huh? It’s true. Check it out…

– Troubled CBS affiliate WTVR in Richmond, Va. was sold to Sinclair Broadcasting by Raycom Media. Sinclair palns to spinoff its Fox affiliate (WRLH-TV) to Carma Broadcasting, but will continue to provide sales and other services via a local marketing agreement. The sale comes after Raycom purchased Lincoln Broadcasting, owner of cross town rival NBC affiliate WWBT-TV. WTVR reguarly places third in the local news race.

– And finally, best of wishes to Barry Melrose, who becomes the new head coach of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Merlose was ESPN’s colorful hockey analyst for 12 years.

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