Headlines for 6/7/13

WKRD (SportsRadio 790) / Louisville Adds Demling
WKRD-AM (SportsRadio 790) Louisville adds Jody Demling as the new host of the weekday "Early Birds" show from 7-10am. Demling is a graduate of the University of Louisville, and a past Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year award-winner. He is well-known for his sports reporting with the Courier-Journal and CardinalAuthority.com. Acknowledged as an expert on college sports recruiting, Demling has reported on basketball, football, horse racing and golf. [Radio Online]

AT&T May Team With Chernin to Bid for Hulu
The field of bidders for Hulu remains in flux, with AT&T now said to be in discussions with Chernin Group, led by former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin, to enter a joint proposal to acquire Internet TV site Hulu. [Variety]

Lawmakers ask FCC to report on TV commercial volume
Two leading members of Congress have asked the Federal Communications Commission to report on whether broadcasters have been complying with last year's law that put a lid on TV commercial volume. [LA Times]

'Hot In Cleveland' Going Live With William Shatner
The TV Land channel says William Shatner will guest star on this month's live premiere of "Hot in Cleveland." Brian Baumgartner of "The Office" also will be part of the episode, which is set to air live on the East Coast at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. West Coast viewers will see a taped version of the episode at 10 p.m. PDT. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Since 2006, John Oliver has proved his mettle as a phony journalist on "The Daily Show." Serving in numerous "reporting" roles on the spoof newscast, but chiefly as senior British correspondent, the Birmingham, England-born Oliver is schoolboyish, poker-faced and emphatic in explaining America to itself (whether the topic is Occupy Wall Street, gun control or the N-word), satisfied that his accent from across the pond makes anything he says, however off-kilter, sound authoritative here in the New World. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Distributor: Rush Limbaugh doing ‘very well’
Rush Limbaugh’s distributor on Thursday said there is no denying the conservative radio host’s controversial comments about Sandra Fluke hurt advertising last year — but 2013 is apparently a whole different ballgame. This year, Limbaugh is drawing new advertisers and recovering well after the major boycott he faced in response to his broadcasts on Fluke, Premiere Radio senior vice president and director of talk radio sales Dan Metter told the Talkers New York 2013 conference. [POLITICO]


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