Friday Headlines — 8/2/13

Judge Denies Former KMOV Anchor's Request
Fired KMOV anchor Larry Conners won’t be on St. Louis airwaves anytime soon. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that a judge on Thursday blocked the former newsman’s request to temporarily block a contractual clause Conners had signed with KMOV. [KMOX RADIO]

DirecTV Revs Up 7%, Dip In U.S. Subscribers
DirecTV continued to make gains in subscribers in other countries, it lost ground in the U.S., according to its recent mixed second-quarter results. [MEDIAPOST]

CC Media Holdings Q2 Revs Up 1% to $1.61 Billion
CC Media Holdings, parent of Clear Channel, reported second quarter revenue grew 1% to $1.61 billion from $1.60 billion, excluding foreign exchange and divestitures. The media giant's operating income fell to $320.2 million from $346.1 million in 2012. [RADIO ONLINE]

PR Firm Gets $41.2M To Promote Obamacare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has ponied up $41.2 million to the New York-based public relations firm Weber Shandwick to help promote the Obamacare health insurance initiative that is being rolled out to consumers in October, according to a CMS spokesman. [TVNEWSCHECK]

NBC Sports Radio Tops 300 Stations Nationwide
NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between Dial Global and NBC Sports Group, is celebrating a major milestone as the network announces it has passed the 300-station mark. A total of 303 stations are now airing NBC Sports Radio programming. [RADIO ONLINE]

COMING LATER TODAY: Evansville's radio ratings will be released this afternoon by Arbitron. Stay tuned!

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