Tag Archives: New York City

FCC approves Tribune, Nexstar deal

Move ends 95 years of local control¬† I guess this is another way for the Trump administration and Republicans to stick it to Chicago. In another… all together [..]

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The Media Notepad: NBC 5 launches new lifestyle show “Chicago Today”

Also: Access Hollywood adds another show; Sinclair closes on Fox RSN purchase; McHenry radio station with historic calls ceases broadcasting At long last, NBC 5 (WMAQ) is joining [..]

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WBEZ CEO steps down; takes position at New York City Public Media

Move stuns WBEZ staffers and listeners In news that shocked everyone who follows Chicago media, Chicago Public Media CEO Goli Sheikholeslami announced Wednesday she is stepping down from [..]

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The Media Notepad: “The Drive” cruises to the top

Also: No Blackhawks games on free TV next season; WCIU launches new “CW 26” website and fall schedule; CBS 2 returns to DirecTV. For the first time in [..]

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FCC slashes franchise fees for cable companies, leaving community channels in limbo

Could have an impact nationwide, including CAN TV Chicago In a move that could have devastating consequences for community-based cable TV channels, the dysfunctional and useless FCC voted [..]

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Chicago radio ratings: 101.9 The Mix dominates

Hubbard Hot AC station puts on a clinic The May Chicago radio book showed perhaps for the first time since WGN’s glory days as a local radio station [..]

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Media Notepad: Fan displays “white power” symbol during live Cubs telecast

Also: Extra doubles up on name and gets a new host; New York’s WPLJ ends run May 31; and more In a bizarre incident captured on live TV [..]

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“Jeopardy!”: A case of a successful game show

A: This show has been a successful story for 35 years – even before Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer came on the scene. Q: What is Jeopardy? In [..]

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The Media Notepad: “Game of Thrones”, Masters score big

Also… Face The Truth won’t be back for a second season; CourTV returns May 8; AT&T sells Hulu strike While HBO turned Chicago’s weather into one big promotional [..]

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Media Notepad: The Score’s Laurence Holmes heads to middays

Also: WLS-AM announces new PD; WBBM reigns supreme; New York’s WPIX sold One of Chicago’s prominent sports radio hosts has a new contract – and a new weekday [..]

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Tamron Hall heads to WCIU in primetime

Lack of room on WLS-TV’s schedule leads Disney/ABC to sublicense program to WCIU In an interesting twist, Weigel Broadcasting-owned WCIU announced Thursday the acquisition of Tamron Hall’s new [..]

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DreX “X’d” out at B96

Co-hosts Gabe Ramirez and Nina Hajian take over as of Monday After ten months, DreX is out at B96. As first reported by Robert Feder Friday, Entercom-owned WBBM-FM [..]

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“Hall”, “Clarkson” gains momentum

Production commitments likely after station clearances top 70 percent, plus other syndication news of note As expected, new talk shows headlined by former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson [..]

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Clubsteppin’ becomes first local station to drop R. Kelly’s music

Move comes as controversies surrounding singer heats up The first local shoe to drop in the ongoing R. Kelly saga is a “rimshot” radio station. Clubsteppin’ 95.1 – [..]

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“Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries puts black radio stations in a bind

Outrage over R. Kelly’s sexual misconduct grows In a move similar to what Detroit’s WMGC-FM (Bounce 105.1) did with Kanye West after his comments on slavery last spring, [..]

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