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  1. And... the Cox radio stations are also going to Apollo/Terrier, which will now retain the Cox Media Group name: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/187463/cox-media-group-sells-its-radio-stations-to-apollo Started a thread in Radio Broadcasting forum for this, so go there for radio discussion:
  2. Cox Media Group lives! Okay, Cox Enterprises' version is selling all of its radio stations but two to Apollo Global Management, which will combine them with the TV stations it also bought from Cox (two radio spinoffs to be divested, WPYO/Orlando and WSUN/Tampa), and the operation will keep the Cox Media Group name after all: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/187463/cox-media-group-sells-its-radio-stations-to-apollo
  3. For many years, the dominant TV news show in Cincinnati was WCPO's "The Al Schottelkotte News."
  4. A bunch of Cumulus stations, including WPLJ/NY, WRQX/DC, WYAY/Atlanta sold to EMF, which will flip them all to Contemporary Christian on its K-LOVE network: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/184047/emf-buys-wplj-new-york-wyay-atlanta-wrqx-d-c-more- And Cumulus swapped Nash FM/New York and two stations in Springfield, MA to Entercom for three in Indianapolis: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/184048/entercom-gets-wnsh-new-york-wmas-whll-springfield- Interesting, in light of talk that Cumulus' debt even with Chapter 11 reorganization is still too heavy...
  5. I think it's an indication that WKTI wasn't cutting it revenue-wise in country, and Karmazin wants the FM (full-market) signal to win the sports war over Entercom's 250-watt translator. Good Karma was built on sports in Madison, Cleveland, and West Palm, and it's Craig's wheelhouse (and something he's been able to sell without buying Nielsen numbers). I expect that once the FM's established, 540 will eventually just air ESPN Radio's 24/7 national feed and the FM will be predominantly local (much as Entercom did at WEEI Boston and CBS did with WIP Philadelphia, transitioning the programming to FM and then using the AM for ESPN (Boston) or selling it (Philly). And I expect some of WTMJ's sports programming and play-by-play to migrate to 94.5 as well; might be a hard sell for the Brewers and Packers, but the Bucks might make the move at some point. Regardless, I've heard nothing but cheering from the iHeart people in Milwaukee from the moment the news leaked in the market as a rumor. WOKY's an afterthought, but WMIL shaking the competition off is a welcome development for them...
  6. Posted in the Radio Broadcasting forum about Tegna reportedly looking to dump the two San Diego radio stations it got in the Midwest TV deal for KFMB-TV and, as a start in that direction, apparently not interested in signing the popular but high-priced KFM-BFM morning show to a contract renewal. More appropriate for the radio forum, so: https://forums.tvnewstalk.net/index.php?threads/sd-reader-tegna-looking-to-get-rid-of-san-diego-radio-stations-dave-shelly-chainsaw-morning-show.16890/
  7. According to this, it appears that Sinclair "must-runs" may have found their way into more prominent positions in the regular newscasts at KOMO-TV Seattle, with one running during a 6 pm newscast: https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/Sinclair-must-run-segments-Seattle-KOMO-12773700.php Originally reported by Joe Veyra at Queen Anne and Magnolia News: [MEDIA=twitter]976632135615315968[/MEDIA]
  8. Scripps ended up with radio stations in the Journal deal, but they're getting out. No word on their other audio property, the Midroll/Stitcher/Earwolf podcast empire... https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/173462/scripps-to-sell-its-radio-stations
  9. KCCO-TV Walker, MN goes off the air for good tonight, no sharing (12/30): http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/kcco/ But a community translator group has picked up WCCO's signal to relay, so there'll still be CBS (and Decades) service in the immediate Walker area: http://www.echopress.com/entertainment/television/4378077-selective-tv-picks-cbs-signal
  10. Multichannel News has this report saying that more stations appear to be going dark than originally elected to take the money and not channel share: http://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc/number-tvs-going-dark-after-auction-grows/416199 12 stations who elected to sign off did so on Wednesday, the deadline, but the report says 14 others have gone dark as well. The article doesn't list those stations, nor if they're full-power or LPTVs.
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