My Name Is Earl

Earl Cole became the first African-American male and the second African-American overall (Vecepia Towery in Survivor: Marquesas was the first) to win the million dollar prize on the Fiji edition of Survivor last night, beating out two other African-American contestants – Cassandra and Andria “Dreamz” Heard. It seemed a few members of the jury didn’t want to give any of […]

Milt Grant dies

The bold station owner, who purchased WGBO-TV in 1985, passed away Saturday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In the 1980’s, he founded stations in Dallas (KTXA) and Houston (KTXH), and purchased WDCA in Washington, D.C., but sold them all to Gulf Broadcasting. In 1984, he founded WBFS-TV in Miami, and a year later, he purchased WGBO and WGBS-TV […]

Garry Meier signs with WCKG

It’s official : Garry Meier joins WCKG-FM as an on-air host, beginning on Monday. His new show will air from 8 to 11 am weekdays. This puts him on the same station as his former partner, Steve Dahl. Dahl hosts afternoons from 2 to 7 pm. Dahl and Meier were on-air partners from 1979 to 1993, until a nasty breakup […]

They Gone!

Joel Hollander’s behind just got shoved out the door… Dan Mason, a CBS Radio veteran, is returning to the fold to replace Hollander as president and CEO of CBS Radio, Inc. Meanwhile, Joke Theissman, er, I mean Joe Theissman is out after 20 years working on ESPN’s football games. This past season, he worked alongside Mike Trico and Tony Kornhiser […]

CBS Sports, YouTube to feel the madness

CBS Sports, YouTube, and the NCAA have created a channel on the video site, presented by Pontiac. (We build excitement!) This starts with the opening tip of the popular NCAA tournament today. The channel presents game highlights, press conferences, CSTV material, and more. To see the channel, click here. (Don’t forget, CBS is streaming their games online as well. Go […]

CBS, YouTube fail to come to agreement

Another setback for YouTube: CBS and Google-owned YouTube have failed to come to an agreement over an extension of an existing deal that would allow clips of the company’s shows to be streamed on the popular video-sharing site. According to The Wall Street Journal, the disagreement was over how long the deal would be. This comes as big media companies […]

WFRV Sold

CBS Corp. has sold its last remaining small-market station: It dealt WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wis., and its satellite station WJMN-TV to Liberty Media Corp. for $170 million in cash and 7.6 million shares of CBS stock. This comes after CBS sold a bunch of medium-market stations to Ceberus Capital Management, including KUTV in Salt Lake City and KEYE in […]

Good Survivor, Bad Survivor

Much like Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman, many are wondering which Survivor will show up – Good Survivor – the one that’s a money demo powerhouse and a program that genterates plenty or buzz. Or it is Bad Survivor – a program that continues to fall in the ratings each time it premieres and erodes from tougher competition, including NBC’s […]

CBS sells TV stations

CBS Corp. announced today it is selling seven of its owned and operated stations to equity-firm Cerberus Capital Management for $185 million dollars. The deal includes CBS affiliates in Austin TX, Salt Lake City (and its satellite station), CW affiliates in Providence and West Palm Beach, along with two low-power stations in the latter market. Surprisingly, CBS did not sell […]

Bears lose

Bears lose to the Colts 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. A Chicago team loses in a Championship game for the first time since in 15 years (Blackhawks lost to Penguins in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Finals at Chicago Stadium.) Congrats to the Colts, and hats off to MVP Peyton Manning for playing a good game, and especially to head […]

Peyton Manning destroys competition in prime-time

Last night’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, was the highest-rated program of the season, topping the debut of American Idol. The game (which the Colts won 38-34), featured the biggest comeback of all time in a championship game, led by the Colts’ Peyton Manning. The Bears won earlier in the day in the […]

NATPE/TCA update

Here is the latest going on at NATPE in Las Vegas and TCA press tour in Pasadena, Calif.: -Warner Bros. has pulled its proposed new show, Celebrity Jury– for now. Warner Bros. was unable to come to an agreement with the Fox-owned stations on the program, but may be launched at a later date. Meanwhile, the chances for Dr. Keith […]