NERW 9/15/2014: Bill Binnie’s Big TV News Gamble

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In this week’s issue… Ambitious local TV news operation launches tonight – NYC TV move-in fights for virtual channel – Clear Channel Rochester gambles on Kimberly and Beck – Connoisseur closes on WALK – Kennedy can’t speak – PA radio sale is all in the family By SCOTT FYBUSH *Few TV broadcasters enjoy the sort […]

NERW 9/8/2014: Veteran Morning Host Shifts Stations

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In this week’s issue… Morning swap creates buzz in Rochester – Clues to Howie’s next move? – Remembering Rivers, Donovan, Leonard – Quinn and Rose turn down a broadcast slot By SCOTT FYBUSH *How many top-40 morning hosts get to say they’ve woken up two generations of radio listeners? There’s the amazing run of Matty […]

NERW Update: Buffalo Gets Mix-ed

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By SCOTT FYBUSH Welcome back to the workweek, and to the fall season in radio! If you missed it over the long, lazy Labor Day weekend, there’s a full NorthEast Radio Watch column this week, available for your reading pleasure right here. Better yet – this column is free in its entirety for everyone. Our […]

NERW Labor Day Weekend: WFAS Makes Its FM Return

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In this week’s issue… WFAS relaunches on FM – Country brand extends up the coast – CC modifies Providence plan – Corus shuffles Cornwall lineup By SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s NERW is coming to you a little early, both because of breaking news and the Labor Day weekend holiday. And it’s coming to you FREE […]

NERW 8/25/2014: New Owners in New York

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In this week’s issue… New owners in upstate NY – Media General sells in RI – Public broadcaster plots spectrum auction – Remembering Philly, NYC morning legends – CBS shakes it up in Boston By SCOTT FYBUSH *Upstate NEW YORK tends to be a fairly conservative place – not just politically, but when it comes […]

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 […]

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 […]