Morning Headlines — 6/17/13

End of an era: WTHI-TV anchor Allen has come long way since debut in 1967
Reflecting on his career at WTHI-TV, Jim Swander pokes fun at retiring news anchor Mark Allen saying, “He has made millions by reading a teleprompter at a sixth-grade level.” Both Allen and Swander, local sales manager, are retiring next month from WTHI-TV. They were honored at a party Thursday night at Stables Steakhouse. [Tribune-Star]

EDITOR'S NOTE: Allen's replacement is named in the Tribune-Star's article linked above.  He is Mike Cleff, formerly of LIN's CBS station in Lafayette, WLFI.

WJDE Not Broadcasting and the Reason Why
Nashville station WJDE-LD is off the air, and NashDigie dutifully found out what's happening. [Nashville DTV News & More]

Big stars to host iHeartRadio Pool Party
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach have announced that LL Cool J, Jason Derulo, and Miley Cyrus will co-host this year's iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party. The two-day musical weekend takes place June 28-29. [Radio Ink]

The cable television industry has seen an ideological tug-of-war emerge in recent years between the creators of television programs and those that distribute them. As the Internet continues to transform the way people consume entertainment, who has the upper hand? [Washington Post]


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