A thought…

Recently, several individuals who have made contributions to their respective fields – from Donda West to Jimmy Stagg from Roger King to Mark Sullivan to Terry Armour – have passed on. They made them in their own, unique ways. One person was a very gifted and talented DJ in the 1960’s. Another wrote a column for a major newspaper and […]

Roger King laid to rest

Now on to a class act. Syndication veteran Roger King’s funeral service was held yesterday in Palm Beach at Donald Trump’s Mar-a Lago resort. King suffered a stroke on Friday at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. and died the next day. King will be buried on Saturday. Among those who paid their last respects included Oprah Winfrey and Phil […]

News and notes

– The game between the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins that aired on WPWR-TV last Thursday night from the NFL Network averaged a 16.6 rating – the highest number on that station since at least 1994, when WPWR aired the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. But it’s not so good for the Bears: The 16.6 rating and […]

Roger King dies

The television community is mourning the death of Roger King, a television legend who helped bring the once-dormant syndication business into profitability and stability. King suffered a stroke Friday at his Boca Raton, Fla. home and died on Saturday at the age of 63. King World was founded by his father, Charles King in the 1960’s, which one of its […]

CBS Corp. Combines CBS Paramount, KIng World

http://www.cbscorporation.com/Roger King, who became rich in the 1980’s as the little company that could (Thanks to he and his brother Michael discovering Oprah Winfrey and acquiring the syndicated rights to “Wheel of Fourtune” and “Jeporady!”), will head the new CBS Television Distribution Group. The sales people will be selling CBS Paramount and King World syndicated product so they won’t have […]