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Another NBC failure: Best Friends Forever canceled

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Betty White's Off Their Rockers to replace canceled sitcom, at least temporarily

Pity poor NBC ... unlike the legendary King Midas, most everything the network's "entertainment" division touches turns not to gold, but to crap.
Case in point: Yet another failed sitcom, Best Friends Forever, which NBC announced this afternoon has been canceled immediately.
The low-rated show still has two episodes in the can, and they'll either be burned off this summer (as if anyone will notice) either on air or online.
The good news is that additional episodes of the hilarious Betty White's Off Their Rockers will replace BFF, at least for now.

Eyewitness News reporters bring home Indiana SPJ hardware

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Moody, Cissell, Merwin, Sullivan and Kufner join Vandenberge as honorees

A couple of weeks ago, I told you that Eyewitness News reporter Jordan Vandenberge had been honored with three Indiana Society of Professional Journalists awards.  As it turns out, he wasn't the only WEHT/WTVW team member honored.
In addition to Vandenberge, reporter Kayla Moody and photographer Brian Cissell received the second-place award in the general news category.  
Anchor/reporter Lindsay Merwin and photographer Ryan Sullivan brought home the second-place award for documentary or special for Local 7's My Hometown on New Harmony.  (My Hometown, which airs each Sunday evening at 7 p.m., features the stories of the communities we call home.)
Finally, former weekend sports anchor Doug Kufner and Cissell were awarded second place in the sports reporting category.
Congratulations to one and all!
Some other notable regional winners include: Nichole Carie of WVUB-91.1 FM, Vincennes - second place in the …

First official step taken by FCC to free up TV spectrum for broadband

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New Report and Order allows multiple TV stations to share a single channel; it's not yet clear how this would work

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday took its first step toward making a significant portion of spectrum currently used by broadcast TV stations available for new uses.  In its Report and Order, in anticipation of a future auction to address the nation’s growing demand for wireless broadband, the FCC will allow broadcast stations to elect to stream individual programming while sharing a single channel.

The new rules, the Commission says, will "promote innovation and investment in mobile communications, and help ensure the United States keeps pace with the global wireless revolution."  The FCC also states that the new rules will "help preserve broadcast television as a healthy, viable medium," although there has been some disagreement on that point.

Stations which enter into agreements to share a channel would need to retain at least …

Cumulus, Townsquare Media in huge station deal

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Townsquare swapping 10 Illinois stations, $116 million for 55 stations in Alabama, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, N. Dakota, S. Dakota and Texas
Cumulus Media, which owns several radio stations outside of the Tri-State (including in Indianapolis and Lexington) and Townsquare Media (owner of seven Tri-State radio stations) have announced a huge station swap this morning that includes 65 stations in 13 markets.
Cumulus will trade its 55 stations in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Augusta-Waterville, Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine; New Bedford, Mass.; Binghamton, N.Y.; Bismarck, N.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Killeen-Temple and Odessa-Midland, Tex. to Townsquare.
Townsquare is parting with 10 stations in Bloomington and Peoria, Ill., plus $116 million in cash.
"This transaction represents a continued investment in the local media business in small and mid-sized markets," said Townsquare's chairman and CEO, Steven Price, in a statement. "We are excited…

Shots fired at WTWO/WAWV studios early Saturday morning

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UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.:  A Farmersburg, Ind. man has been arrested in connection with the shooting at WTWO/WAWV.   Kenneth Trey Bolinger, 24, a former employee of the stations, was taken into custody and has been charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a felony. Bolinger is currently in the Sullivan County Jail, with bond set at $39,000.

Nexstar Broadcasting's Terre Haute-area television stations were the target of gunfire during the pre-dawn hours on Saturday morning.
The Indiana State Police reported Saturday that employees of WTWO-NBC 2 and WAWV ABC heard gunshots outside the stations' Farmersburg, Ind. studio at around 4 a.m. ET, and when the sun came up, the full measure of the damage was revealed.
"Multiple rounds had been fired through the main entrance front door glass, multiple rounds were fired into one company vehicle on the north side of the building and multiple rounds were fired into one privately owned vehicle on the west side of the building,&q…

The Weekender for Apr. 23-27

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It's Friday afternoon, and that means it's time to look back at the week in TV and radio!
All of this week's headlines can, as always, be found below for your convenience.

Once you're done catching up, be sure to check out JDTVB's Facebook page, which now includes special exclusive items which aren't posted here, and follow me on Twitter for all the latest information, as well as comments on a host of other topics, too.

I'll see you back here on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend!
CBS44 offering DVDs of Southern Indiana Classic recap showFox44 to air Guns and Hoses tonight at 9 You can become a 14 NEWS contributorPut away the dishes? Some cities say it's a mustFCC moves: WYER still in limbo; WYYW-LD Class A status OK'd Eyewitness News, Midland and Walgreens team up for new weather radio tour Whitney Ray named new Eyewitness News co-anchorWBKR founding father Douglas Hamby dies at 80KET's 2012 primary election coverage begins tonight"Dinosau…

CBS44 offering DVDs of Southern Indiana Classic recap show

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DVDs feature additional footage, uncut interviews not seen on TV
As you may recall, CBS44 WEVV televised portions of the third annual running of the Southern Indiana Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K which took place on April 14. If you missed the show, no problem:  CBS44 is now offering DVD copies of its race coverage to the public at the cost of $20. Shipping and handling are included in the price.

The recap show highlights the festivities and the achievements of those who participated in 3rd annual running of this community event, and the DVD will also include uncut interviews from the race winners and additional footage shot on race day.

For ordering information, visit http://www.wevv.com/marathon-show or call (812) 464-4444.

Fox44 to air Guns and Hoses tonight at 9

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Fox44 WEVV will televise over two hours of coverage from last weekend’s Guns and Hoses V, which took place at the Ford Center. The show will cover all 15 fights from the event, featuring play-by-play and commentary by Jon Prell from 99.5 WKDQ and Ryan O’Bryan from 106.1 Kiss-FM.
Also featured will be a few “Behind the Badge” documentary pieces that take a closer look at some of the behind the scenes leading up to the event.

This special television coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. CT on Fox44.

Guns and Hoses is a charity boxing event benefiting 911 Gives Hope. 911 Gives Hope is a group of police officers, firefighters and paramedics from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in Indiana and Henderson County, Kentucky, dedicated to improving the lives of children and people with disabilities in the local community.

You can become a 14 NEWS contributor

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Station seeks local news items, photos and videos for community websites
About a year ago, 14 NEWS unveiled something on its website that, as yet, no other local TV station has done - community-based websites.
The station has 15 of the hyperlocal sites, covering all parts of the viewing area, and now it's inviting viewers to become contributors to those sites by submitting stories, photos and/or videos.
If you're interested and your work is selected, the station will provide instructions on how to post directly to the site, and promises that "it's almost as easy as sending an email."
To get started, click this link and select your community, then click the link where it says to contribute.

Put away the dishes? Some cities say it's a must

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But can a municipality tell you where to put a satellite dish?  In most cases, FCC rules say no
Satellite dishes are seemingly everywhere these days.  In my own Owensboro neighborhood, I can see at least a half-dozen, maybe more, without even leaving my house.
In some places, where reception can only be had by mounting the dish on the front of a home, city fathers are saying, "Enough!"
The Wall Street Journal reports that cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago have passed (or are working on) ordinances requiring dishes be mounted to the rear or side of residences and other buildings.
But can they do that?
In some past cases, the FCC has said no.  Typically, the rules say that a receiving device such as an antenna or dish can be placed on any part of a property over which the resident has direct control.
Philadelphia wants users to paint their dishes to match their homes if they must be mounted on the front.  Installers say that would be a nightmare, given the huge array…

FCC moves: WYER still in limbo; WYYW-LD Class A status OK'd

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The future of Carmi, Ill. Christian station WYER-90.5 FM remains in limbo after the FCC once again put the brakes on the station's proposed move to Albion.
That decision, spelled out in a letter to WYER's owner, Greenfield, Ind.-based Indiana Community Radio Corp. (ICRC), was reached after ICRC failed to remedy the reason for the original dismissal of the request to move the station.
WYER has been on and off the air at various times since last summer, when the Federal Aviation Administration discovered that the station was causing interference to aircraft communications and ordered that it be shut down.
I'll keep you posted on further developments.
In other FCC news, WYYW-LD (ch. 20.1) is now officially known as WYYW-CD, as the FCC has approved the transfer of the now-defunct analog station's Class A status to the new digital channel.
WYYW is the sister station of WTSN-LD (ch. 36.1), and both are affiliates of the Me-TV network.

Eyewitness News, Midland and Walgreens team up for new weather radio tour

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Beginning today, Eyewitness News will again partner with Midland Radio Corporation and Walgreens to offer Tri-State residents weather radios at a reduced price.   These Public Alert-certified NOAA Weather Radios give instant notification of official watches and warnings and have been proven to save lives.

Each week, the Weather Authority team will visit a Tri-State Walgreens location where residents can purchase their Midland radios. Each Wednesday, WEHT Local/WTVW Local 7 chief meteorologist Wayne Hart will broadcast live from the designated Walgreens location (a full list is provided below) during Eyewitness News at 4, 5, 6 and 6:30 p.m.   During those live broadcasts and throughout the late afternoon hours, Wayne, along with a team of trained Walgreens officials, will assist in the proper programming of the radios purchased by viewers.   Each Wednesday, the stations will provide a wrap up of the day’s event during the 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Online at tristatehomepage.com, viewers …

Whitney Ray named new Eyewitness News co-anchor

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Eyewitness News has a new co-anchor - one who will be familiar to many Tri-State viewers.

Local 7 WTVW and WEHT Local announced this afternoon that Whitney Ray will co-anchor Eyewitness News in the afternoon and evening with veteran news anchor Brad Byrd at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on WEHT Local and at 6:30 p.m. on Local 7.

Born and raised in Evansville, Ray began her career at WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Ky., where she produced and hosted Midday Live.  And, of course, prior to Nexstar's purchase of WEHT last year, she spent three years as co-anchor and reporter for WEHT’s Daybreak morning newscast.

"Being a part of Eyewitness News is very special to me," Ray said in a statement.  "I grew up in Evansville and have lived here the past three decades.  I can remember watching my mother as a reporter for WEHT in the 80’s.  And, I knew then that I wanted to be a part of that one day."

"We are delighted to welcome Whitney Ray back to WEHT as she brings the right skill set,…

WBKR founding father Douglas Hamby dies at 80

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There's sad news to report from Owensboro this afternoon:  Douglas Hamby, former WOMI-1490 AM general manager and one of the men instrumental in transitioning WOMI-FM to WBKR-92.5 FM in the early 1970s, died Sunday at Owensboro Medical Health System.
Hamby was 80.
A Dawson Springs, Ky. native and former president of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, Hamby had also owned WHRZ (now WWKY-97.7 FM) in Providence, Ky., and managed Kentucky Wesleyan College's radio station, WKWC-90.3 FM.
Hamby is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn S. “Kay” Hamby; a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro and his burial will take place at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Sorgho. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1302 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky. 42301.

KET's 2012 primary election coverage begins tonight

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1st and 3rd District Democrats to appear on Kentucky Tonight with Bill Goodman

KET’s coverage of Kentucky's U.S. House primary races begins tonight on Kentucky Tonight with interviews with candidates who have opposition in the May primary. The programs, hosted by Bill Goodman, air Mondays at 7 p.m. CT on KET. All primary congressional candidates on the ballot in contested races have been invited to participate.
Viewers in each district with questions may send e-mail, including name and town or county, to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at ket.org/kytonight. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter to @BillKET or #kytonight, or on Kentucky Educational Television's Facebook page.

Scheduled guests for tonight are, from Western Kentucky's 1st Congressional District, Democratic candidates James Buckmaster and Charles Kendall Hatchett.  From the Louisville area's 3rd Congressional District,…

"Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers" coming to Southern Illinois on Saturday

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Free PBS Kids event set to be held at Mt. Vernon's Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, sponsored by WSIU and Old National Bank

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Old National Bank and WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, invite the general public to join them for “Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers,” a free PBS Kids event to be held this Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

This fun-filled afternoon will include educational dinosaur-themed activities that will teach children of all ages how to become good stewards of the environment.

Activities include screenings of the PBS Kids television series Dinosaur Train, a nature walk and other Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers activities, dinosaur storytelling and crafts, dinosaur sculptures and models, fossil explorations, and photo opportunities with costume character Buddy the T-Rex of the Dinosaur Train series. Families …

The Weekender for Apr. 16-20

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It's Friday afternoon, and that means it's time to look back at the week in TV and radio!
All of this week's headlines can, as always, be found below for your convenience.

Once you're done catching up, be sure to check out JDTVB's Facebook page, which now includes special exclusive items which aren't posted here, and follow me on Twitter for all the latest information, as well as comments on a host of other topics, too.

I'll see you back here on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend!
Luken Communications, Jim Owens Entertainment team up to bring back TNN Martha Stewart's Cooking School to debut on PBS this fallSaturday's Cardinals-Pirates game to air on Fox Sports Midwest PlusCLASSIC ALERT: First Simpsons episode to air SundayRed Green Show star to perform in Evansville on Tuesday Colts' schedule for 2012: Much less national exposureBankruptcies, lawsuits continue to add up for WAZE owners KET announces Ky. primary election programmingBoesen joins …

Luken Communications, Jim Owens Entertainment team up to bring back TNN

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Country music's original cable network concept reborn for new digital broadcast network

Nearly 12 years after it went away, a great name in country music television is returning, this time as a subchannel for TV stations across the country instead of on cable.
The Nashville Network, which is being billed as America's Country Home, is a joint venture between Luken Communications, which owns networks like RTV and Tuff TV, and Jim Owens Entertainment, which owns the TNN trademark.
Digitally-remastered classic country shows will be interspersed with new programming.  The new lineup will include shows like Memories of the Grand Ole Opry, Crook & Chase, Celebrity Kitchen, The Country Vibe, Music City Tonight, Larry’s Country Diner and more.
Luken Communications VP Matt Winn told Multichannel News that discussions with potential affiliates are underway.  "We're talking to executives from station groups and independent stations and hope to lay in a base of affiliates f…

Martha Stewart's Cooking School to debut on PBS this fall

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Martha Stewart, Emmy Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will give American home cooks a culinary master class on a new weekly PBS television show debuting this fall. Martha Stewart's Cooking School, a new teaching series inspired by her eponymous best-selling book, will be presented in association with PBS station WETA in Washington, D.C., and will air on PBS stations across the nation.

Each 30-minute episode will feature Martha demonstrating classic cooking techniques and basics. Using her signature, step-by-step, how-to teaching process, Martha will illustrate the building blocks of recipes everyone should know (from roasting to poaching to braising and blanching). Viewers will have Martha by their side instructing them how to select the very best ingredients, how to make the perfect pot roast, how to pan saute a whole fish, how to make stocks and why they're essential to making sauces and delicious soups. In addition, every episode…

Saturday's Cardinals-Pirates game to air on Fox Sports Midwest Plus

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Blues hockey playoff series forces Cardinals to secondary channels
Saturday’s Cardinals-Pirates game will be televised on Fox Sports Midwest Plus due to overlap with Game 5 of the Blues-Sharks hockey playoff series.
Cardinals-Pirates pregame coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. CT, with first pitch from Pittsburgh just after 6 p.m. Below are channel numbers for Fox Sports Midwest Plus.
Blues-Sharks will air on Fox Sports Midwest, with pregame starting at 6 p.m. CT and opening faceoff from Scottrade Center at 6:30 p.m.
In the Tri-State area, you'll be able to watch the game on the following cable and satellite channels: DirecTV 680 (HD 680-1)Dish 454 (HD 9577)Insight-Evansville 2, 505 or 12.10Mediacom-Illinois 22NewWave 16Time Warner-Newburgh 23WOW-Evansville 7NOTE:  Southwestern Indiana viewers will see the Indiana Pacers on Fox Sports Indiana and the Cardinals-Pirates game on Fox Sports Plus.
Information for this story was provided by Fox Sports Midwest.

CLASSIC ALERT: First Simpsons episode to air Sunday

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Rebroadcast of 1989's "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire" part of Fox's 25th Anniversary celebration

Last week, I shared with you the news that Fox will broadcast the 1987 pilot episode of Married .. With Children as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration this Sunday.
Fans of The Simpsons will want to be sure to tune in as well, as "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire," that show's premiere episode, will air at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 ET) Sunday.
The episode was originally broadcast on Dec. 17, 1989.
Both the Married ... With Children and Simpsons classics will lead into Fox's blockbuster 25th Anniversary Special, which will air at 7 p.m. CT.

Red Green Show star to perform in Evansville on Tuesday

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Steve Smith bringing "Red Green's Wit & Wisdom Tour" to Victory Theatre
Tri-State fans of the long-running The New Red Green Show on PBS, take note:  Your hero is coming to town.
Steve Smith, the Canadian actor better known as Red Green, will perform live on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Evansville's Victory Theatre.
In today's Courier & Press, Roger McBain has an interview with Smith, who not only brought the irascible Green to the small screen, but the big screen, newspaper columns and a series of books as well.
If you'd like to go to Tuesday night's show, tickets ($47.50 each) can be purchased at The Centre's box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Colts' schedule for 2012: Much less national exposure

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Coming off of a 2-14 season and with a major rebuilding effort underway, it should come as little surprise that the Indianapolis Colts won't get nearly the national exposure that many fans have become accustomed to seeing.
One need look no further than the 2012 schedule for evidence:  The team will play just once in primetime, the Week 10 game on Thursday, Nov. 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville.  That game will be televised on NFL Network.
All of the team's other games will be broadcast on CBS except for the Week 2 and Week 5 games, which will be on Fox.
You can find the full 2012 schedule below.

Bankruptcies, lawsuits continue to add up for WAZE owners

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I've told you extensively over the past few years about the many woes (financial and otherwise) which have befallen the owners of WAZE, Evansville's CW affiliate, from the elimination of the station's local office to the station's bankruptcy filing late last year.
I've also brought you some of the Roberts brothers' other tales of misery in Missouri and elsewhere ... and those stories continue to pile up, too, as the brothers have begun filing bankruptcy to keep their other properties out of the hands of the banks which loaned them millions of dollars over the past half-decade.
All the while, the brothers - who claimed on Monday in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they pay their bills - have done anything but that, skipping property tax payments, payments to TV syndicators ... even payroll.
I won't belabor the point, but here are the newest developments in the Roberts saga ... all from the Post-Dispatch.  Read and be amazed: Another bankrup…

KET announces Ky. primary election programming

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Kentucky Tonight candidate forums, special One to One and primary night coverage scheduled
KET’s coverage of Kentucky’s U.S. House primary races begins this month on Kentucky Tonight with interviews with candidates who have opposition in the May primary. The programs, hosted by Bill Goodman, will begin airing on Monday, Apr. 23 at 7 p.m. CT on KET. (See below for the schedule.)  All primary congressional candidates on the ballot in contested races have been invited to participate.

Also, in a primary election episode of One to One, host Goodman sits down with Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, a KET election-night analyst, and a long-time panelist of KET’s Comment on Kentucky, to discuss the May primary election. The program airs Sunday, May 20 at noon CT on KET and Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. CT on KET2.

On primary election day, Renee Shaw and Goodman provide comprehensive statewide coverage of the 2012 presidenti…

Boesen joins 14 NEWS team

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Over the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed a new face on 14 NEWS.
Brian Boesen recently moved to the station after a stint at WQAD/KWQC in the Quad Cities.  He is co-anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast with Jackie Monroe and provides reports for the station's evening newscasts as well.
Boesen's career began in radio at stations in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Welcome to the Tri-State, Brian!

Providence oldies station flips to country

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While I was on my recent vacation, there was a format change for one Tri-State radio station.
Commonwealth Broadcasting's WWKY-97.7 FM, licensed to Providence, Ky., has flipped from oldies to country, and now bills itself as "Howdy 97.7."
Along with the format change, the station's Facebook page has also changed.  You can now find it at https://www.facebook.com/Howdy977WWKY.
Glasgow, Ky.-based Commonwealth also owns Madisonville stations WTTL-1310 AM (ESPN sports) and WTTL-106.9 FM (adult contemporary).

After 16 years, GMA knocks off Today

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Nielsen preliminary numbers show ABC's morning show drew 13K more viewers than NBC last week

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.:Click here to read ABC's press release on the ratings win.

It's finally happened.
After 16 years in the #1 spot in mornings, NBC's Today lost to ABC's Good Morning America last week.  Nielsen's preliminary numbers show that ABC won by 13,000 total viewers, and while NBC maintained a substantial lead in viewers ages 25 to 54, ABC can finally crow that it won overall ... and the network is expected to release something along those lines at some point this afternoon.
GMA has been gaining on the longtime champion for some time.
NBC, meanwhile, seemed not to be terribly bothered by ABC's win, at least publicly. In a statement, Today executive producer Jim Bell said: “‘Today’s’ 852-week winning streak had taken on a life of its own and as odd as it is to see it end, we should acknowledge just how remarkable it has been. So as we tip our caps to the tea…

WOW! offers customers chance to request channels, explains how selections are made

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Customers of WOW! now have the opportunity to ask the company to consider adding new channels.
The company, which offers TV, internet and phone service in Evansville and surrounding communities, has a form on its website that allows customers to ask for specific channels.
Of course, not all requests can be honored - there are considerations that have to be taken into account, such as the capacity of the system, customer demand, and cost, just to name a few.  (If you're interested in what goes into such decisions, WOW! explains all of that in this post at The WOW! Buzz.)
To find the "Request a Channel" form, click here.

Easter Seals Telethon raises over $1 million for the first time

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Sunday's annual Easter Seals Telethon set a new record, raising over $1 million for the first time to help fund services provided by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville.
The Telethon, which aired on WEHT Local for the 35th year, brought in an amazing $1,023,510, well over the previously-announced goal of $985,000 this year.  All of that money will stay right here in the Tri-State to underwrite the therapy provided for children and adults with disabilities at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville.
The live program ran from noon to 6 p.m. on WEHT Local, with nearly 200 volunteers involved.  Hosting on behalf of WEHT Local/Local 7 were veteran Telethon hosts Brad Byrd and Wayne Hart, who were joined for the first time by their Eyewitness News colleagues, Randy Moore and Ron Rhodes, in addition to guest host Shelley Kirk.
WEHT - unique among stations hosting local Easter Seals Telethons - donated all of the production costs and air time to broadcast …

The Weekender for Apr. 9-13

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It's Friday afternoon, and that means it's time to look back at the week in TV and radio!
All of this week's headlines can, as always, be found below for your convenience.

Once you're done catching up, be sure to check out JDTVB's Facebook page, which now includes special exclusive items which aren't posted here, and follow me on Twitter for all the latest information, as well as comments on a host of other topics, too.

Be sure to tune in to WEHT Local on Sunday afternoon and donate generously to the Easter Seals Telethon, and I'll see you back here on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend!
CBS44 to air Southern Indiana Classic recap show Saturday nightMidwest Communications picking up 2 Terre Haute stationsVandenberge wins three SPJ Best in Indiana awardsTwo more seasons coming for Fox's Hell's Kitchen Fox Sports Midwest to air more than 10 hours of Cardinals programming around home openerTravel Channel's Extreme Water Parks to feature Holiday W…

CBS44 to air Southern Indiana Classic recap show Saturday night

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CBS 44 WEVV will televise portions of the third-annual running of the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half-Marathon and 8K, which will take place Saturday.

CBS44 is a proud sponsor of the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K. The recap show, presented by Ed Grammer and Premier Properties, will highlight the festivities and achievements of those who participated in the third-annual running of this community event.

The show will again take a look at the courses for the marathon, half-marathon, and 8K, explaining the differences between them. There will also be interviews with race winners and finishers.

The hour-long show is scheduled to air Saturday night at 10 p.m. CT (11 p.m. ET).
Information for this story was provided by WEVV.

Midwest Communications picking up 2 Terre Haute stations

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All Accessreportsthis afternoon that two Terre Haute radio stations are changing hands.
ESPN Radio affiliate WBOW-1300 AM and adult contemporary WBOW-102.7 FM are being sold by Crossroads Investments to Midwest Communications for $1.3 million.
Wausau, Wis.-based Midwest, which already owns 46 radio stations, has had a presence in the Terre Haute market since 2005, when it purchased WMGI-100.7 FM (CHR) and WWSY-95.9 FM (classic hits).  Later that year, it added Paris, Ill. stations WIBQ-98.5 FM (talk) and WPRS-1440 AM (country).  Upon FCC approval of the sale, the company will have six stations in the area.
It's not immediately known what will happen with Crossroads-owned WSDM-92.7 FM (Brazil, Ind.), which currently simulcasts WBOW-AM's programming.
EDITOR'S NOTE:  WBOW-FM can be heard in the northernmost portion of the Tri-State area.