T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

Another installment in the Groovy Grab Bag – let’s see what’s in the sack:

– WGN-TV announced it was re-airing the Carlos Zambrano no-hitter on Friday night at 10 p.m. on WGN and WGN America. Zambrano no-hit the Houston Astros Sunday night in Milwaukee in a game moved from Houston because of Hurricane Ike. Zambrano became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Milt Pappas did it in 1972.

– MTV has pulled the plug on early fringe staple Total Request Live after ten years. Wait, was this show still on the air?

– Viewers hate the new Bens on Disney-ABC’s At the Movies. No surprise there…

– Feder’s pissed! In a story today regarding Westwood One’s cutbacks to Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcast Services (the ones who provide radio stations with traffic reports and more) resulting in the loss of 300 jobs – including five here locally, Feder referred to the people doing the slashing as “the idiots who ruined radio.”

And yes, these are the same type of idiots who ruined television and other forms of media as well. You can’t continuously cut and slash your way to profitability. And how long has that been going on?

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