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WABC Makes Clean Sweep

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As expected, WABC – which the local Emmy awards basically overlooked – ruled the roost with wins in news and several key local programming time periods, according to both Nielsen and Arbitron. It…

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Whiz-Kid Expansion

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Jim Mehrling has extended his hourlong WERE-AM high school student “whiz quiz” program to adjacent Lorain County’s WEOL-AM for a Sunday noon show involving 18 schools and at least seven institutions…

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Carr Cares For Indies

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Rep. Bob Carr (D-Mich.) waded into the finsyn thicket on behalf of Hollywood by questioning whether the FCC should have the authority to change the rules. Directing his comments at FCC chairman…

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The Abramsky Tapes

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WJBK is suing former producer Linda Abramsky, seeking the return of seven videotapes she made of women with multiple personality disorders. Abramsky allegedly took the tapes with her when she left…

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Going, Going, Gone

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The Bush administration has endorsed the concept of auctioning off portions of the radio spectrum to the highest bidder. Endorsement came in a study unveiled by the government’s Natl…

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KABC, KTLA Top Of The Heap

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KABC and KTLA shined the brightest in both Nielsen and Arbitron, a month marked by heavy increases in news coverage during the Persian Gulf war. A kinder, gentler Nielsen book showed far less…

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They’re Playing His Song

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A re-release of “The Americans,” Detroit radio news anchor Byron MacGregor’s macho message of patriotism recorded in 1974 during the Vietnam War, has been enjoying a new surge of popularity in…

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