Televisa, Univision combine to form Spanish-language giant

Merger brings together two brands in two different countries to form one big global Spanish-language powerhouse¬† Two of the world’s biggest names in Spanish-language broadcasting are forming a union. Announced Tuesday night, Mexico’s Grupo Televisa S.A.B. – simply known as Televisa, and privately-held U.S. broadcaster Univision announced a merger agreement bringing together each company’s media assets and content, forming a […]

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 up to cover more of the area’s Hispanic community. As first reported by Broadcasting and Cable, the duo is forming a multi-platform news service named Latintext, and plans to cover important issues […]

Media Notepad: David Haugh joins Mike Mulligan at The Score

Also: WLUP to return? While Arrested Development might not. Plus, WGN-TV’s newscasts does well in July sweeps It’s official: Robert Feder is reporting Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Haugh has joined Entercom’s The Score (WSCR) as Mike Mulligan’s new morning drive co-host. As speculated during the last few weeks, Haugh joined Mulligan on Monday morning’s show, replacing longtime Score veteran […]

WNUA trades one Spanish format for another

In one fell swoop Tuesday, Clear Channel-owned WNUA-FM swung the ax to Spanish CHR Mega 95.5 and replaced it with a Regional Mexican format – El Patron 95.5 at approximately noon. Regional Mexican is the most popular music format among Hispanics in the U.S., and WNUA plans to take on two other stations with the same format – Univision’s heritage […]

WNUA-FM to flip to Spanish-language format

After 22 years as a pioneering “Smooth Jazz” outlet, Clear Channel-owned WNUA-FM is changing formats to Spanish Pop, effective Friday at 9:55 a.m. The station is being branded as “Mega 95.5”. and is being made available online at Mega955.com. The move is being made as other stations across the country are dropping the Smooth Jazz format. On Tuesday, Clear Channel […]

Power 92 surges in April PPMs (updated)

Click here to see the results. Keep in mind these are numbers based on Persons 6+. Winners: WBBM-AM, WGN-AM, Power 92 (WPWX-FM), Kiss (WKSC-FM), WVIV-FM, The Score (WSCR-AM) Down, but not out: The Drive (WDRV-FM) Waiting For The Axe to Swing: WNUA-FM Losers: Q101 (WKQX), WIND-AM, WCPT and their repeaters – Because of the focus on the network upfronts this […]

Chicago PPMs for March

Winners: WBBM-AM, WLS-AM & FM, The Drive (WDRV-FM), The Mix (WTMX-FM) Honorable Mention: Power 92 (WPWX-FM), WNUA-FM, WVIV-FM Losers: WGCI-FM, WFMT Analysis: WBBM continued to ride the top of the PPM chart into the month of March with a 16% advantage over second place WLS-AM. If anyone tells you AM radio is dead, send them here so they can see […]

WBBM-AM rides on top in February

Chicago February PPM results (keep in mind this survey is based on the 6+ demo): Winners: WBBM-AM, WDRV-AM, WLIT-FM (The Lite), WKSC-FM (Kiss), WVIV-FM Surprise – they’re moving up! WPWX-FM (Power 92) Losers: WSCR-AM (The Score), WFMT-FM Not much to talk about in this February PPM survey, with all-news WBBM-AM holding on to the top spot, despite a drop of […]

Univision flips three radio outlets

(No direct links here, so you’ll have to take my word for it) In an odd move, Univision radio has flipped its three Spanish-language FM stations to different formats. This is going to get confusing, so bear with me… Beginning today, “Recuerdo” (an adult contemporary format) appears on WVIV-FM (103.1, which used to be The Eighties Channel a while back) […]