NERW 8/18/2014: Disney AMs – The Next Chapter

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In this week’s issue… What’s next for the Radio Disney sell-offs – Nash Icons on the way? – New York AM deleted – Morning shift in Worcester – CRTC targets border blasters By SCOTT FYBUSH *If you have kids, as we do, you almost surely have a shelf somewhere full of Disney videos. And if […]

Site of the Week 8/15/2014: San Diego, 2012

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH We do indeed play favorites here at this column: I gladly confess that San Diego is one of my favorite cities anywhere. It’s not just the perpetually perfect weather – it’s also the friendly broadcast community, where there’s always something new to see every time I’m in town. 2012 […]

NERW Extra: Radio Disney Drops the “Radio”

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*The only surprising thing about Radio Disney’s Wednesday announcement that it’s selling off 23 of its 24 remaining over-the-air signals is that it took as long as it did. When Disney entered the kids’ radio business almost twenty years ago, it made a certain amount of sense that it did so by purchasing AM radio […]

NERW 8/11/2014: A Big, Bullish Push for Country

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In this week’s issue… Inside Clear Channel’s two-market push for country – Talk’s landing spot in Pittsburgh – NY morning host, RIP – New AM gears up in central PA – Splitsville for Gannett – PLUS: Your first chance to pre-order Tower Site Calendar 2015, plus more from the new NERW Store! By SCOTT FYBUSH […]

Site of the Week 8/8/2014: KBRT’s New Orange County Site (plus a bonus)

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s installment marks another in an ongoing series from our “Things that Won’t Be There Much Longer” tour of 2012. If you’ve been following along, you know that there were three things we were determined to see before 2013 began: the old KXAS-TV studios in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

NERW Update: Clear Channel Goes BIG in Pittsburgh

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By SCOTT FYBUSH Two weeks ago, NERW broke the news that Clear Channel’s WPGB (104.7 Pittsburgh) was getting ready to drop its failing talk format and go country. At the time, it appeared the move might not happen until Labor Day or later – but now Clear Channel is moving quickly, with the help of […]

NERW Extra: Gannett’s Broadcast History, A Look Back

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By SCOTT FYBUSH On the face of it, Tuesday morning’s news that Gannett is splitting its print and TV operations into separate publicly-traded companies was just a little more of the same: it was just a day earlier that Tribune completed a similar split of its own, following on the heels of broadcast/print splits at […]