T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

– With all the high-price radio personality deals a thing of the past (especially in this economy) Don and Roma Wade have signed a new deal with Citadel-owned WLS-AM to keep their morning show on the air for the next four years. Don and Roma have been on WLS since 1985 (when the station still had a CHR/Top 40 format!)

– Are they going to live long and prosper?: It appears NBC has done a role reversal on the fate of Lipstick Jungle. Brooke Shields (one of the stars of the show) now says the series is not canceled, despite an announcement made by the network last week stating it was canceled along with My Own Worst Enemy. Ratings for the program actually went up after the announcement was made.

As James Hibberd notes, few NBC programs have received positive fan support, as in this case when fans are sending tubes of lipstick to the network to support the show. For the network, this may be a case of Deva Vu: Back in September 1968, Star Trek lost its Monday night time slot and was moved by NBC to Fridays at 9 p.m. (CT) for its third and final season – the same slot Lipstick Jungle currently holds. Read more in the comments section in the above linked article where yours truly is certain to be flamed for being a geek…

– Selectavision. Beta. Divx. HD-DVD. Blu-Ray? Meet the next generation of consumer electronics which may be headed for the trash can…

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