Author Archives: Terence

Bears-Cowboys a hit for Thursday Night Football

But local ratings down from last prime-time outing  The last time the Chicago Bears faced the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Thursday Night Football, the game aired [..]

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The Media Notepad: Univision Chicago, Chicago Reporter team to cover Latino community

Also: WLS-FM achieves historic feat; Nick Cannon to get new daytime show; MST3K canceled again Univision (branded locally as Univision Chicago) and the non-profit Chicago Reporter are teaming [..]

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The 2019 T Dog Media Turkey Awards

Welcome to the 14th annual T Dog Media Turkey Awards – celebrating the worst in media, sports, and life in general. We have 17 recipients to announce, so [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: “Survivor” stumbles again on social issues with #MeToo controversy

Latest controversy tells us the show’s producers aren’t willing to learn their lesson on social issues When a contestant named Colton Cumbie exhibited racist behavior on Survivor: One [..]

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WGN Radio shakes up schedule; Bill and Wendy exit

Nexstar makes footprint known As first reported by Robert Feder Wednesday night, WGN-AM made significant changes to its schedule, seeing several realignments and the exit of one of [..]

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Viewers bail on Bears-Rams snoozefest

Boring game between two large-market teams doesn’t resonate (Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 8:58 p.m. with more ratings information. – T.H.) You have to question why [..]

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The Media Notepad: Marquee’s future getting on Dish looks very bleak

Also: Big 3 add overnight news repeats; Fox renews three daytime shows; Disney + signs ten million users; two prime-shows pink-slipped We have an update on the latest [..]

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Entercom’s Jimmy deCastro calls it a career

Exiting Entercom after just two years on job The Deacon has left the building. As first reported by Robert Feder Friday, Entercom Chicago senior vice president and market [..]

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Chicago stations beef up gun violence coverage

WGN-TV, WTTW go deeper covering epidemic With Chicago gun violence continuing to attract global headlines, two stations are ramping up their efforts in order to help combat the [..]

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Broadcasters, cable news networks prepare for impeachment hearings

Viewers, syndicators prepare for regular daytime TV schedules to be disrupted (Editor’s Note: This post will be continuously updated with any information on who is carrying the impeachment [..]

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Rep. Bobby Rush slams Comcast over Byron Allen lawsuit

1st District Congressman not happy with nation’s largest cable company In a huge broadside against one of the country’s biggest cable operators, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) slammed Comcast [..]

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Marquee inks pact with Mediacom; but still no Chicago-area cable deal

Sinclair strikes deal to bring Cubs channel in 2020 We are now at a point where Cubs games are being shown in Des Moines but not in the [..]

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Fox swaps Charlotte stations for Nexstar’s Seattle outlets; acquires Milwaukee’s WITI

Sale reunites WITI with Fox ownership In a deal that finally gives Fox ownership of local stations in the Emerald City, Nexstar agreed to sell their Seattle duopoly [..]

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Fox-owned stations renew Warner Bros.’ syndicated shows in multi-year deal

Group renews quartet of shows and forces format change In a massive deal, the Fox-owned station group renewed four Warner Bros.’ first-run shows currently on its stations. But [..]

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WLIT shifts to Christmas Music Tuesday

Early arrival of winter leads holiday charge Get ready Chicago radio listeners because the Christmas season is here. As first reported by Robert Feder, Chicago’s go-to Holly Jolly [..]

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