Morning Headlines — 8/15/13

WFIU Returns Familiar Favorites To Weekend Lineup
Many listeners spoke — and WFIU listened! After taking in the comments that hundreds of audience members have sent our way over the last several weeks, we are bringing back the great majority of the programs we cancelled this summer, and to which our listeners proved most loyal. [INDIANA PUBLIC MEDIA]
(EDITOR'S NOTE: WFIU programming is heard on 103.7 FM in Bloomington, 100.7 FM in Columbus, 101.7 FM in French Lick/West Baden, 98.9 FM in Greensburg, 106.1 FM in Kokomo and 95.1 FM in Terre Haute.)
Al Jazeera America has officially unveiled its early prime and primetime schedule in advance of its August 20 premiere. The network said this schedule “will continue to be updated and enhanced” as it “moves into new phases in its development,” having already announced some documentary series in the works, and a weekly sports show. [DEADLINE]

What Happens When You Don't Verify A Caller?
Station management at Townsquare's ESPN Radio in Albany (Townsquare owns 7 stations in our area) say they are investigating who might have perpetrated a hoax on host Mike Lindsley. The station allowed a caller who claimed to be ex New York Yankee Shane Spencer (pictured) on the air, who then claimed he took steroids. The caller was not Spencer and the entire half hour conversation was a lie. [RADIO INK]

ESPN Collaborating With Peter Berg on New 'MNF' Open
ESPN will unveil a brand-new open to Monday Night Football and has enlisted director Peter Berg to help. The new open will debut with the first Monday Night Football telecast of the season on Sept. 9. [BROADCASTING & CABLE]

Roku the Most Used Streaming Media Player: Survey
Roku isn’t the world’s best-selling streaming media player, but it’s the most used in the U.S., according to a new study from Parks Associates. [MULTICHANNEL NEWS]


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