Headlines for 5/24/13

Are The Cubs Killing WGN?
What will it take to bring WGN back to its glory days? It's one thing when you're a recognized sports station carrying play-by-play of a winning major market sports franchise. It's another when you're a hybrid news and sports station and one of the teams you carry is as consistently awful as the Chicago Cubs (currently 18 wins and 28 losses, with the team in last place). [Radio Ink]

Fired Anchor Larry Conners Explores Legal Action Against KMOV
An attorney for former KMOV anchor Larry Conners has notified the St. Louis CBS affiliate that “legal action relating to the termination of Mr. Conners’ employment” is possible. In a letter sent to KMOV general manager Mark Pimentel Thursday, an attorney for Conners requested the station “carefully preserve and not destroy any and all papers, records and documents relating to Mr. Conners’ employment and termination.” [TVSpy]

WFNI Adds 'Ahead Of The Curve With Hagan And Sterling'
As hinted when Kent Sterling exited the PD post at WXOS (101 ESPN) in St. Louis, he is returning to Indy, and he has announced that he is rejoining Chris Hagan to bring "Ahead Of The Curve With Hagan And Sterling" to Emmis' WFNI and W298BB (FM 107.5 AND 1070 THE FAN). The show will air Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. [All Access

Cumulus Takes NASH-FM National
Cumulus Media is taking its new NASH-FM brand national, starting with five new stations today.  One of them is Lexington, Ky.'s WLXX.  The move confirms widespread rumors this week regarding the growth of NASH-FM beyond flagship station WNSH (NASH-FM) in New York. [All Access]

Time Warner Cable Pins Senior VP Stripes on Deborah Picciolo
Deborah Picciolo has been promoted to the new position of senior vp technical operations, residential, at Time Warner Cable. Based in the company's Los Angeles office, Picciolo will be responsible for leading the regional vps of operations in creating a best-in-class field operations organization and implementing best practices across the entire technical operations organization. [The Hollywood Reporter]

CBS Shareholders Accuse '60 Minutes' of Anti-Semitism
At the company's annual meeting, members of a pro-Israel media watchdog group say the country is owed an apology and a retraction for a controversial story that aired last year; CEO Leslie Moonves says he stands by the report. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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