Showing posts from September, 2013

So long, for now ...

Well, folks ... this is it: My last post.
It's been an amazing five years. What started as a hobby to keep my mind active turned into something much more than I ever dreamed it could, and for that, I thank each of you.
I've had more fun than anyone should be allowed to have, and the experience has been better than I deserved, but the time has come to bring this chapter of my life to a close. I'm very much a subscriber to the school of thought that you should always leave the people wanting a little more. And, judging from some of your comments to me via email, on here or on Facebook, that's what I've done.
That said, this is not, by any means, a goodbye. I'll still be on Facebook and Twitter. Look me up.
And I've still got email. If you've got a question from time to time, drop me a line.  I might answer you. (Of course I'll answer you. It might take a while at times, but I will. I promise.)
If you want to keep up with things that are going on in t…

FCC Report - 9/30/13

FM Auxiliary Transmitting Antenna Applications for License to Cover Auxiliary Permit Accepted for Filing

WKDQ, 99.5 FM, Henderson, Ky.; Townsquare Media of Evansville/Owensboro, Inc. License to cover auxiliary permit.
Digital TV Applications for Transfer of Control Accepted for Filing

WEHT, ch. 7, Evansville, Ind.; Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Voluntary Transfer of Control from ABRY Broadcast Partners II, L.P. (de facto control) to Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.WTWO, ch. 36, Terre Haute, Ind.; Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. See WEHT, above.

BRIEF: Sinclair buying 8 more for $90M

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced that it's buying eight more stations, this time from New Age Media.
The stations, which are in Pennsylvania and Florida, will cost the fast-growing conglomerate $90 million.
TVNewsCheck has the full story on the deal, which must be approved by the FCC.
In our part of the country, Sinclair owns and/or operates Cape Girardeau/Paducah stations KBSI-FOX 23 and WDKA-My49, St. Louis station KDNL-ABC30, and Nashville stations WZTV-FOX 17, WUXP-My30 and WNAB-CW58.

FCC Report - 9/25/13

Digital Class A TV Applications for Renewal Granted

WJTS-CD, ch. 18, Jasper, Ind.; Paul E. Knies. Renewal of License.WYYW-CD, ch. 15, Evansville, Ind.; Evansville Low Power Partnership. Renewal of License.WTSN-CD, ch. 20, Evansville, Ind.; same as WYYW-CD.
FM Translator Applications for Assignment of Permit Accepted for Filing

W253BJ, 98.5 FM, Sturgis, Ky.; Heartland Ministries, Inc. Voluntary Assignment of Construction Permit from Heartland Ministries, Inc. to Henson Media of Union County, LLC.

13th annual Mediacom World Class Scholarships to benefit 60 high school seniors

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school students who are seniors and plan to obtain further education.  The scholarship program is in its 13th consecutive year and will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors. 
Recipients will be selected from applicants living in areas where Mediacom delivers broadband and cable services. The company’s service areas are primarily non-metro communities and counties in Midwestern states and southeastern states, including more than 40 communities and two dozen counties in western and central Kentucky (including Stewart County, Tenn.).
Mediacom scholarship recipients may use the financial awards to support educational expenses they will incur in the fall of 2014 while pursing higher education or vocational training from any accredited post-secondary institution.  Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships were sent to offices in all high schools in Mediacom-served communities.  …

BRIEF: Henson Media buying Heartland Ministries' Sturgis construction permit

Henson Media of Union County is buying Heartland Ministries' construction permit for Sturgis, Ky. FM translator W253BJ (98.5 FM), according to filings with the FCC and a report in All Access.
The transaction is valued at $20,000.
In Union County, Henson owns and operates sports-formatted WMSK (1550 AM) and country WMSK-FM (101.3 FM); it seems most likely that the translator will be used for the former.

PADUCAH: FCC fines WDKA $1,500 for late license renewal

There are certain rules TV stations have to follow when it comes to license renewals with the FCC.
One of those is, basically, don't be late.
And while it seems all the other stations in our area got the job done in a timely fashion, one Paducah station did not, and now MyNetwork TV affiliate WDKA will have to pay up to the tune of $1,500.
According to the FCC's Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, WDKA had until April 1 of this year to turn in its renewal; however, the station didn't do so until May 6, or one month and five days later. Calling the move "an apparent willful violation" of the FCC rules, the folks in Washington have slapped on the fine.
But it could have been worse:  The standard fine for such a mistake is $3,000, but thanks to WDKA's past compliance, the FCC cut the bill in half.
WDKA now has 30 days to either pay up or file a written statement seeking further reduction or cancellation of the fine. EDITOR'S NOTE: WDKA is owned by W…

From the desk of Jacob A. Newkirk

Earlier this month, I announced that, because of a change in my work status, I was cutting back on things here at Jake's DTV Blog.

Today, I have decided that I will suspend all JDTVB operations effective Oct. 1, 2013.
The informational pages of the site, which can be accessed from the toolbar above, along with the archive of nearly 5,500 stories dating back to Aug. 2008, will remain available. The pages will be updated on an as-needed basis, as long as I am able to do so.
As part of the suspension of operations, I will also be shutting down JDTVB's Facebook page on Oct. 1, but will remain on Twitter for the foreseeable future.
I thank you for your continuing loyal support. It has been my pleasure and a privilege to serve you.

Jacob A. Newkirk Founder and Editor, Jake's DTV Blog

FCC Report - Week Ending 9/20/13

MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

FM Translator Applications for Amendment Received
W267BM, 101.3 FM, Tell City, Ind.; WAY Media, Inc. Engineering Amendment filed 9/11/2013. Station simulcasts WKCM, 1160 AM, Hawesville, Ky.AM Station Applications for Direct Measurement Accepted for Filing
WFMW, 730 AM, Madisonville, Ky.; Sound Broadcasters, Inc. Direct Measurement.TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

FM Station Applications for Minor Change to a Licensed Facility Granted
WYTJ, 89.3 FM, Linton, Ind.; Bethel Baptist Church. Minor change in licensed facilities.FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Tendered for Filing
NEW, 105.5 FM, Robinson, Ill.; Covenant Network. CP New Station.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

Digital Translator or Digital LPTV Applications for CP Extension Granted
W27DH-D, ch. 27, Evansville, Ind.; DTV America 1, LLC. Extension of time to complete digital construction permit BMPDTL-20110228ABS.

Acting FCC chair to AM stations: Help is on the way

Technical restrictions would be eased, and each station could apply for an FM translator under Clyburn's proposal
Acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn delivered the keynote speech at the Radio Show in Orlando on Wednesday, and in her message to attendees, she delivered what might be considered an early Christmas present to AM station owners: Help.
AM, which has struggled in recent years to hold on to a shrinking audience due to many factors, will get a makeover if Clyburn's proposed plan is implemented. The Commission would open a filing window to allow each station to apply for one FM translator (that's an option a number of local AM stations have already taken advantage of), and would also ease technical restrictions that have hamstrung stations in the past.
Clyburn is the second FCC commissioner to openly support doing something for AM; Ajit Pai has until now led the way in pushing for something to be done.
MORE COVERAGE: "FCC's Clyburn Offers New Hope for AM,&qu…


Here are a few more news items I've noticed over the last few days:
A&E really, really wants you to watch Bonnie & Clyde, its new 2-part miniseries. How bad do they want your eyeballs? They're airing it on 3 networks.Japanese-born entertainer Reiko Douglas, a fixture on talk shows in the '60s and '70s, has died at 77.Don't look for quick cancellations this season, as networks plan to rely more on longer-term ratings data.More people are using HD Radio ... at least according to the folks who came up with it. Although, with so few HD Radio stations around here, one wonders if that is actually the case in the Tri-State ...And down in Nashville, they'll be looking for a new boss at legendary 650 WSM as GM Tom English has announced he's leaving the station.

Nexstar and Mission buying five more stations

$103 million deal gives Nexstar its first stations in Iowa, expands company's holdings in N.Y. and Ill.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
, which owns WEHT Local and WTWO-NBC 2, announced Monday afternoon that it and Mission Broadcasting, Inc., owner of Local 7 CW WTVW and WAWV-ABC, entered into definitive agreements to acquire five television stations in four markets for total consideration of $103.25 million.
Under the terms of the purchase agreements, Nexstar will acquire WOI, the Des Moines, Iowa, ABC affiliate; WHBF, the CBS station in Rock Island, Ill.; and KCAU, Sioux City, Iowa's ABC station, from entities related to Citadel Communications, L.P. for $88 million and will immediately begin operating the three stations pursuant to a Time Brokerage Agreement. The Des Moines station will be acquired pursuant to a stock purchase agreement while the Rock Island and Sioux City station acquisitions are structured as asset purchase agreements.
Mission will acquire two stations in …

BRIEF: Evansville still Nielsen's 104th-largest TV market

Nielsen is out with its latest list of the nation's 210 television markets, and once again Evansville is #104 on the list. According to Nielsen, our area has an estimated 288,250 TV homes, which is up by a little more than 4,200 compared to the estimated 284,040 last year.
Here's how the other markets around our region fared:

St. Louis remained #21.Indianapolis is still #26.Nashville held firm at #29.Louisville dropped one spot, falling from #48 to #49.Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg stays at #81.Terre Haute fell from #154 to #155.Bowling Green is, as before, #182.


As most of you know by now, I have begun a new job, and because of that, my full attention has been focused on doing the best job I can in that new position.
That being the case, I haven't been able to deliver news to you for much of this week, so here are some items I have noticed ... OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE ...
From RADIO INK comes news that Premiere won't stop airing reruns of Art Bell's old radio program, despite the fact that Bell will soon be on SiriusXM.While Bell isn't too thrilled with 'em, conservative talk radio lovers will be pleased to know that Premiere, by the bye, has re-upped with Sean Hannity.NPR has a new acting CEO.The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition is trying to put the kibosh on Sinclair's purchase of Washington, D.C.'s ABC affiliate.Might the Gannett/Belo deal be in trouble? Some Belo shareholders ain't too happy, and if Mama the shareholders ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.And from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. …

FCC Report - Week Ending 9/13/13

FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Accepted for Filing
NEW, 102.9 FM, Madisonville, Ky.; Murray State University. CP New Station. Petitions to deny this application must be on file no later than 15 days from the date of the notice accepting this application for filing.NEW, 105.9 FM, Madisonville, Ky.; same as above.If approved, both of the above translators would simulcast WKMD, 90.9 FM, Madisonville. THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 AM Station Applications for Assignment of License Granted
KJSL, 630 AM, St. Louis, Mo.; WMUZ Radio, Inc. Voluntary Assignment of License from WMUZ Radio, Inc. to Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. Granted with conditions.FM Auxiliary Transmitting Antenna Applications for Auxiliary Permit Granted
WKDQ, 99.5 FM, Henderson, Ky.; Townsquare Media of Evansville/Owensboro, Inc. CP for auxiliary purposes.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Time for a change

Today, I begin a new chapter in my life.  I've accepted a new job and will begin working this afternoon.

This was not a decision that I made lightly, but as my health has improved and my children are growing up and no longer need me at home 24/7, it is time that I get back into the outside world.
JDTVB will continue to exist, but publishing will be on a greatly reduced schedule.  I'll post things that I feel are of importance to you, as often as I have the time to do so.
The FCC Report, which has been published daily, will from today on be compiled throughout the week and then posted each weekend.
ICYMI and Headlines will no longer be posted.
The feature pages (TV and radio stations, cable TV channel guides, sports, weather and so forth) will remain and be updated as the need arises.
It's been an honor and a pleasure to serve and inform each and every one of you over the past five years, and I thank you for your support, especially those of you - and you know who you are -…

FCC Report - 9/10/13

Digital Translator or Digital LPTV Applications for CP Extension Accepted for Filing
W27DH-D, ch. 27, Evansville, Ind.; DTV America 1, LLC. Extension of time to complete digital construction permit BMPDTL-20110228ABS.

FCC Report - 9/9/13

FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Accepted for Filing NEW, 93.7 FM, Tell City, Ind.; Music Ministries, Inc. CP New Station. Petitions to deny this application must be on file no later than 15 days from the date of the notice accepting this application for filing.  If approved, the translator would simulcast WBGW, Ft. Branch, Ind.

Benigni named new voice of the IceMen

The Evansville IceMen have appointed local radio personality Derick Benigni as Director of Media Relations and Broadcaster for play-by-play.
Benigni is a native of Detroit, Mich., but has lived in Evansville for the past 15 years. He has been greatly involved in the Evansville radio and broadcasting scene since his arrival in the Tri-State area in 1998. Benigni was the first ever voice of the IceMen, as he was the radio broadcaster during the 2009-10 All-American Hockey League championship season when the team called Swonder Ice Arena home.
In his career in Evansville, Benigni has broadcasted local high school hockey and football games. He has also been a member of local radio station WYIR for the past four years and has hosted a number of IceMen-related shows, such as IceMen Insights.
Benigni's co-host, Michael Shockley, said the team found an ideal voice for the team. "Derick will do a fantastic job," Shockley said Monday. "He knows hockey, understands how to comm…

A brief note

Beginning today, the Headlines feature will no longer be posted.  Any national TV or radio news which is of local importance will be posted on JDTVB's Facebook page.
If you're not a Facebook user, don't worry: These items will also be available in the sidebar.

Charlie Rose interviews Assad: Portions of exclusive interview to air on CBS This Morning

Complete interview will air Monday night on Rose's PBS program
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his only television interview since President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for alleged use of chemical weapons. 
The interview is Assad’s first with an American television network in nearly two years.
Rose traveled to Damascus where he spoke with the Syrian leader at the Presidential Palace today (Sunday, Sept. 8).
Portions of the interview will be broadcast beginning tomorrow, Sept. 9, on CBS This Morning, after which time elements can be seen across all CBS News platforms, including and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley (5:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 ET) on CBS. 
The interview in its entirety will then be shown on the Charlie Rose show on PBS television stations Monday night.

Weekend Headlines - Sept. 7-8, 2013

WDRB Louisville Adds 3 More Print Journalists
TVNEWSCHECK - Block Communications’ Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 48), announced this week the addition of three more journalists to the station’s website team. Jason Riley, Marcus Green and Chris Otts will contribute on a full-time basis to Riley and Green start at the station on Sept. 23, Otts on Sept. 30.
Soap fans lament suspension of 'One Life to Live'
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Anxious fans of the soap opera "One Life to Live" are wondering how many more lives their beloved daytime drama might have.
'Burn Notice' Set To End After 7 Seasons In Miami
ASSOCIATED PRESS - The cable spy drama "Burn Notice" is coming to an end, but it's certainly not being burned itself. The USA Network series - still strong in the ratings and popular with fans after seven seasons - gets a big finale next Thursday.
Alec Baldwin Gets MSNBC Talk Show
ASSOCIATED PRESS - MSNBC's prime-time lineup is getting some…

UPDATE: Riley Radiothon raises $81,680

This year's WIKY Riley Radiothon, which was held Thursday and Friday at the downtown Evansville headquarters of Old National Bank, was a rousing success, raising $81,680 for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
WIKY's Rob Calhoun tells JDTVB that the amount raised this year was $14,000 above last year's total.

ICYMI - Week Ending 9/6/13


FCC Report - 9/6/13

Digital TV Applications for Renewal Granted
WBNA, ch. 8, Louisville, Ky.; Word Broadcasting Network, Inc. Renewal of License.WBKI-TV, ch. 19, Campbellsville, Ky.; L.M. Communications Television, LLC. Renewal of License.

Friday Headlines - 9/6/13

Station Sold for $10 and a Motor Home
BROADCASTING & CABLE - In a summer marked by billion dollar station-group acquisitions, the sale of low power (LP) WJDP Pigeon Forge (TN) for $10 — and a 2003 Coachmen Cross Country motor home — stands out even more.
CBS Sports Radio Unveils Football Season Schedule
RADIO ONLINE - CBS Sports Radio is gearing up for the 2013 football season with five new shows dedicated to the sport.
NAB Moving HQ To Be Nearer Congress
TVNEWSCHECK - The NAB is moving its Washington headquarters from Dupont Circle to the Capitol Hill/Capitol Riverfront section of the city, which is closer to the Capitol and the congressional office buildings.
Toyota Rolling Out HD
RADIO INK - iBiquity announced on Thursday that the 2014 Tundra, Corolla, Sequoia, 4Runner, and Tacoma are the first Toyota vehicles to launch integrated audio and real-time traffic and weather services using Clear Channel’s Total Traffic HD Network (TTN) and HD Radio Technology.

CBS Sports signs multi-year deal to broadcast Big East Conference basketball

CBS Sports has acquired the rights to televise Big East Conference college basketball games on both CBS and the CBS Sports Network through a sublicensing agreement with FOX Sports. The multi-year agreement begins with the upcoming 2013-14 college basketball season and continues through 2018-19.
Beginning with the 2014-15 season, the deal provides for up to 30 men’s basketball games per year combined on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports can broadcast up to five games each year, with CBS Sports Network airing the remaining contests as part of the agreement. 
In the first year of the deal for the 2013-14 season, CBS Sports will broadcast two games and CBS Sports Network will air 18 match-ups. Both CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network will have access to non-conference and conference games. Also, CBS Sports Network will air a minimum of two women’s games per year, as well as select Olympic sports.
“We are excited about our new agreement with FOX, which extends our 30-year relatio…

Evening Headlines - 9/5/13

Cumulus and Hannity part ways
INSIDE RADIO - Cumulus Media and Sean Hannity will part ways at the end of the year when the Premiere-syndicated conservative talker’s contract ends with the company. “We are not renewing our contract with Sean at year’s end,” Cumulus co-COO John Dickey tells Inside Radio.
Shareholder Law Firms Investigate Dial Global Deal
ALL ACCESS - The Cumulus-Dial Global/WestwoodOne deal is drawing the usual scrutiny from law firms representing shareholders, with several firms issuing press releases indicating that they might sue Dial Global over the sale.
NBC Gets Aggressive at 10 p.m. This Fall
VARIETY - No one should be feeling too pea-cocky just yet, but for the first time in years, NBC seems to have some wind at its back.
WestwoodOne Sports Kicks Off 2013-14 NFL Season
RADIO ONLINE - WestwoodOne has announced the broadcast lineup for the 2013-2014 NFL season beginning with the annual Kickoff Game Thursday night featuring the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens against…

FCC Report - 9/5/13

FM Translator Applications for Minor Amendment to a Construction Permit Received
NEW, 95.3 FM, Brentwood, Ky.; WAY Media, Inc. Engineering Amendment filed 08/30/2013. If approved and built, station would simulcast KJWA, Trinidad, Colo., which itself simulcasts KRWA, Rye, Colo., which simulcasts KXGR, Loveland, Colo.FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Tendered for Filing
NEW, 103.7 FM, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc. CP New Station. If approved and built, station would simulcast WDDD-FM, Johnston City, Ill.NEW, 93.1 FM, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Countryside Broadcasting, Inc. CP New Station. If approved and built, station would simulcast WJLY, Ramsey, Ill.

Morning Headlines - 9/5/13

New PBS team low key about milestone
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn't think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television — until flowers began filling their offices and strangers offered congratulations.
Talk Radio Network Opposes Sale of DG to Cumulus
RADIO ONLINE - Talk Radio Network Enterprises LLC and its affiliates Talk Radio Network-FM, Talk Radio Network Entertainment, America's Radio News Network, National Weekend Radio Syndications and Talk Radio Network Operations are suing Dial Global in New York and Oregon, alleging that the rival company has violated anti-trust laws.
Are These TV's Next Big Blackouts?
ADAGE - CBS and Time Warner Cable finally agreed on a new contract on Monday, ending a month-long blackout of the network in certain markets. But the deal isn't a fix for what's widely considered a broken TV model, meaning CBS probably won't be the last netw…

Evening Headlines - 9/4/13

Dial Global Changes Name To WestwoodOne; Revives Iconic Audio Brand
ALL ACCESS - Rumors become reality as Dial Global has changed its name to WestwoodOne.
Sony Pictures TV Goes All In With 'Queen'
TVNEWSCHECK - Sony Pictures Television has been holding down expectations the past few months for Queen Latifah, its highest-profile launch since Oprah spinoffs Dr. Oz in 2009 and the short-lived Nate Berkus a year later.
FXX Launches to Big Ratings Gains
ADWEEK - FXX went live Monday at 7 a.m. EDT, and it’s already quite a bit more popular than precursor Fox Soccer Channel.

BRIEF: Leland Conway gets 84WHAS 9-to-noon slot

Clear Channel announced this morning that Leland Conway will take over the 9-to-noon (8 to 11 a.m. CT) slot on Louisville news/talk station 84WHAS.
Conway, a former host at WLAP (630 AM) in Lexington and more recently the host of a talk show for Richmond, Va. station WRVA, replaces Mandy Connell, who left the station last month.
The Leland Conway Show is set to premiere Sept. 16.
You can read the full announcement here.

FCC Report - 9/4/13

FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Accepted for Filing
NEW, 92.9 FM, Victoria, Ky.; WAY Media, Inc. CP New Station. Petitions to deny this application must be on file no later than 15 days from the date of the notice accepting this application for filing.NEW, 99.1 FM, Masonville, Ky.; same as above.(If approved, all of the above translators would simulcast KJWA, 89.7 FM, Trinidad, Colo., a translator for KRWA, 90.9 FM, Rye, Colo., which itself serves as a translator for KXGR, 89.7, Loveland, Colo.) FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Tendered for Filing
NEW, 102.9 FM, Madisonville, Ky.; Murray State University. CP New Station.NEW, 105.9 FM, Madisonville, Ky.; same as above.(If approved, the above translators would simulcast WKMD, 90.9 FM, Madisonville, which in turn simulcasts WKMS, 91.3 FM, Murray.) 

BRIEF: WHAS11's news director resigns

TVSpy reports that WHAS11 news director Mark Neerman resigned on Tuesday.
Neerman had been with Belo's ABC affiliate in Louisville since 2009, and previously served as assistant news director at San Francisco's KNTV.  He's also been a news director in Las Vegas and Richmond, Va.
The search for a replacement is underway.

Gray Television stations officially launch on Syncbak

Viewers can watch local - but not network - programming on their mobile devices

Gray Television today announced the consumer launch of all of its Big Four affiliated channels on the Syncbak app.
Gray owns and operates WBKO, the ABC, FOX and CW affiliate in Bowling Green, Ky.
As a result, in-market consumers who download the mobile Syncbak app to their tablets or smartphones may now watch their local Gray station during time periods when the channels broadcast their own licensed programming.  Gray's stations are not offering any content from a broadcast network through Syncbak at this time.  With Syncbak's geo-located authentication technology, consumers are only able to view channels while physically located within the television market of the station providing its signal via the Syncbak app.

WEHT TURNS 60: Viewers invited to join the celebration online

The Tri-State's first TV station will turn 60 later this month, and viewers have been invited to help share in the celebration.
WEHT Local will mark its 60th anniversary on Sept. 27, and as part of the festivities surrounding the big day, they've set up a special page at where viewers can go to see and also share memories of local TV's days gone by.
Station VP/general manager Arika Zink said Tuesday that the goal is to make the occasion more interactive and enjoyable for everyone in the Tri-State as well as bring back fond memories.
Here's a list of a few of the things you'll find there: COMMUNITY EVENTS:  WEHT and the Eyewitness News team are fanning out to local events across the Tri-State including local high school football games, Owensboro's Friday After 5, and others.YOUR MEMORIES: If you would like to share your fondest memories of WEHT throughout its history, this is the section where you can submit them.ANNIVERSARY COUPLES: If you o…

Morning Headlines - 9/4/13

NBC Partnering With Electus on Three Telenovelas
BROADCASTING & CABLE - NBC is partnering with Electus to develop three telenovelas, one of which will air as a 13-episode series, the network announced Tuesday.
Dickey Eyes Clear Channel and ESPN
RADIO INK - The Cumulus business model is always about scale, according to CEO Lew Dickey. He believes his Dial Global purchase gets him closer to that goal and closer to a fair-and-square battle with his big radio brothers across the street.
Katie Couric Engaged To John Molner
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Katie Couric is getting married to her financier boyfriend John Molner. Couric's spokesman Matthew Hiltzik confirmed the engagement Tuesday morning following a report by People magazine.
Fox Sports Reporter Pam Oliver Suffered Concussion From Football to the Face
THEWRAP - Pam Oliver suffered a concussion when she was drilled in the face by an errant pass while reporting on the sidelines in mid-August. But the Fox NFL sideline reporter doesn’t rem…

Evening Headlines - 9/3/13

Media company snatches up local TV stations as part of plan to build a national powerhouse
THE WASHINGTON POST - Most people probably wouldn’t even realize if Sinclair Broadcasting was in their living room. It’s no Facebook, after all. Or Netflix, for that matter.
‘Sesame Street’ Widens Its Focus
THE NEW YORK TIMES - On “Sesame Street,” a distressed cow has a big problem. She made it up the stairs to the beauty parlor but now, her bouffant piled high, she’s stuck. Cows can go up stairs, she moans, but not down.
CBS win squeezes Time Warner Cable's margins: analysts REUTERS - CBS Corp won large increases in the fees it will receive from Time Warner Cable Inc in its agreement with the cable operator that ended a month-long blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels in key cities, analysts said.
Enter yet another new network, FXX MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE - Another week, another new network. Following the launches of Fox Sports 1 and Al Jazeera America last month, another cable network debuts t…

WIKY's Riley Radiothon is this Thursday and Friday

Station's efforts have raised $870K for children's hospital since '02

Evansville's 104 FM WIKY will broadcast live from the Old National Bank lobby in downtown Evansville this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6, to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
Morning Show hosts Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas and afternoon host Mark Elliott will speak with Riley families, physicians and researchers from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT each day to raise funds for the state’s only nationally ranked and comprehensive children’s hospital.
WIKY has aired 12 Riley Radiothons since 2002 raising $870,000 for Riley Hospital.
Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics more than 230,000 times as well as an additional 100,000 times in clinics and hospitals staffed by Riley physicians throughout the state. Nearly 5,000 of those patient visits involve families from Vanderburgh and surrounding counties. Riley H…

FCC Report - 9/3/13

FM Translator Applications for Original Construction Permit Tendered for Filing
NEW, 93.7 FM, Tell City, Ind.; Music Ministries, Inc. CP New Station. If approved, translator would simulcast WBGW, Ft. Branch, Ind.

Morning Headlines - 9/3/13

Broadcaster David Frost Dies At 74
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - David Frost may be best remembered for his post-Watergate interviews with former President Richard Nixon, but the veteran British broadcaster was equally at ease as a satirist, game show host and serious political journalist.
TV's Fall Is Coming (Fall In All Senses Of The Word)
MEDIAPOST - Just a couple of weeks away from the period where broadcast networks bump and grind into another for the fall season, they’ll also be wondering again where TV ratings might land.
Is The Arbitron to Nielsen Deal About to Close?
RADIO INK - Nielsen executives were supposed to get a sense of where the FTC stood on the Arbitron deal late last month. In a short press release issued Friday afternoon, Nielsen says it has agreed to extend the period for regulatory review of the Arbitron deal into September.

UPDATED: CBS and Time Warner Cable reach agreement

** UPDATED @ 7 p.m. CT **

Variety reports that the deal as struck didn't give CBS everything it wanted, nor did it give TWC everything it wanted, but both sides are calling it "fair" and that the two sides are in "a better place than when we started."

“The final agreements with Time Warner Cable deliver to us all the value and terms that we sought in these discussions,” CBS head Les Moonves wrote in a memo to CBS staffers. “We are receiving fair compensation for CBS content and we also have the ability to monetize our content going forward on all the new, developing platforms that are right now transforming the way people watch television.”

“As in all of our negotiations, we wanted to hold down costs and retain our ability to deliver a great video experience for our customers,” Time Warner Cable boss Glenn Britt said. “While we certainly didn’t get everything we wanted, ultimately we ended up in a much better place than when we started.”

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