Evening Headlines — 8/6/13

Al Roker Oversleeps, Misses Early Show
Today show veteran Al Roker, hit the snooze button one too many times Tuesday. He completely slept though his 6 a.m. early morning show, Wake Up With Al, on The Weather Channel. It was his first time ever in snoozing through a show. "After 39 years, it happened," tweeted Roker, 58. "I overslept and missed a show." [USA TODAY]

Time Warner Cable-CBS Feud Underscores Need for Congressional Reform
Television is a public good. We forget that sometimes, but it’s true. But you wouldn’t know it based on the spectacle created by CBS and Time Warner Cable duking it out for billions of dollars and blacking out signals to millions of households in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other markets across the country. [VARIETY]

Cord Cutting No Longer an ‘Urban Myth’: Analyst
Analyst Craig Moffett estimates that 911,000 U.S. homes have cut the cord over the past 12 months, versus 258,000 in the 12 months ending a year ago. “The pace is accelerating,” he wrote. [MULTICHANNEL NEWS]

Former Tribune Talk WGN-A/Chicago and CBS Radio Talk KMOX-A/St. Louis VP/GM Tom Langmyer has been named VP, News/Talk Programming for Journal Broadcast Group, starting Aug. 12.  He will oversee programming of News-Talk WTMJ-A/Milwaukee, which he has been consulting, and will work closely with VP/Programming Beverlee Brannigan on Journal's News and Talk stations nationwide. [ALL ACCESS]

Saga Communications, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter Results
Saga Communications, Inc., which owns radio stations in Hopkinsville, Ky. and Clarksville, Tenn., today reported that net operating revenue increased 2.6% for the period ending June 30, 2013.  [PRESS RELEASE]


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