DISH, Meredith Can’t Agree On New Retrans Deal

An additional 24 hours of negotiations couldn't prevent what DISH Network was forced to do, by law, at 7pm Eastern on Tuesday. With the flick of a switch, local TV stations owned by Meredith Corp. in 12 DMAs including Phoenix, Nashville and Atlanta were blocked by DISH. 

Warshaw Buys Out Perot Interest in Connoisseur

Connoisseur Media has just completed a management buyout in which members of management will now own substantially all of the company.

An AM With A Troubled Past Received By New Owner

Montana's oldest radio station has been given new life, after nearly a decade of questions surrounding its ability to remain alive. The new licensee is led by Wayne Ferree, and his new radio broadcasting company will see this Class B serve as the cornerstone of his operation.

An Inspired Sale For A Carolina Gospel FM

At 95.3 MHz in South Carolina's capital city, WFMV-FM serves Columbia as its "inspiration station," offering a mix of Black Gospel programming over its Class A 6kw transmitter. Now, a change of ownership is on the way. But, no change in programming is anticipated.

A Popular N.Y. Weather Man Shifts To Radio

An immensely popular TV meteorologist is no longer delivering live reports from West 67th Street and Columbus Avenue starting at 4:30am each weekday. Instead, he is settling into the Program Director chair at a radio station facing Upper Sag Harbor Cove in a placid corner of Long Island, N.Y.

Enjoy The Fourth! RBR+TVBR Is Back Monday

On behalf of everyone at Streamline Publishing and the Radio + Television Business Report, we wish you and your family a safe and festive Independence Day holiday. The RBR+TVBR daily headlines email returns Monday with fresh news and insight for broadcast media's business leaders.

This Big Island Add Fully Resonates For An Aussie

Three months ago, an American entity that sees an Australia-based woman hold 80% attributable interest agreed to purchase a pair of Big Island FMs by way of a promissory note. Now, the transaction, brokered by Patrick Communications, has formally closed.

The End Of The Road For Mapleton

The sale of 37 radio stations to a Tulsa-based broadcasting company marks the end of ownership for a media entity that grew quickly in the early 2000s, only to find itself burdened by debt by the end of the decade. Here's the story of Mapleton Communications.

W-A-B-Cheap? Deal Valuation ‘No Surprise’ To Brokers

On Thursday , one of the most famous radio stations in history — WABC — was sold to a local businessman for $12.5 million. Seems like a bargain, no? Two brokers shrug that it's simply the new normal for AM radio stations -- regardless of their rich history or past value.

Copyright Office Head Affirms STELAR Expiry Stance

It was a one-person party on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the U.S. Copyright Office Director was the lone witness to testify at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. At the hearing, Temple answered questions regarding a touchy subject that impacts many TV station owners.

Nexstar Shareholders Say ‘Nay’ To Sook Salary Suggestion

When you're the founder and Chairman/CEO of what's poised to become the nation's biggest owner of broadcast TV stations, there should be no squabble among shareholders with respect to the top dog's compensation package ... right? Wrong. 

Video Popularity, By The Grace Of Nielsen

Nielsen-owned Gracenote has brought to market a new data offering that enables entertainment providers to more effectively understand the TV shows and movies that viewers want to watch, so that they can promote them accordingly from within their catalogs.

Additional ‘GMO A Classic Choice For Northern Minn.

Northeast of Duluth, Minn., is a 63kw FM licensed to Grand Marais, Minn., atop Lutsen Mountain. After a period of silence due to transmitter problems, it is now simulcasting a Classic Rocker some 180 miles away. Thank this station's new owner for bringing it back to life.

Here’s Mike Renda’s Successor At FOX’s Detroit O&O

Mike Renda is set to retire as the GM of FOX's owned-and-operated station serving the Motor City. The individual chosen to succeed him at WJBK-2 has now been revealed.
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‘Undervalued SBGI’: Stuck In The Fifties

With Wednesday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares entered after-hours trading priced at $52.85. That's great, compared to where SBGI was prior to May 6, when news of its regional sports network plans became known.  But, since that news, Sinclair has been mired in the $50 range. 

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