NERW Update: CBS Adds in Philly

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After days of rumors, CBS Radio has made it official this morning: in a memo to employees, Dan Mason says the company is filling out its Philadelphia cluster with the addition of Beasley’s country WXTU (92.5) and rhythmic top-40 WRDW-FM (96.5) to its existing two FMs, classic hits WOGL (98.1) and sports WIP-FM (94.1), as […]

NERW 9/29/2014: Disney Awaits Buyers

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In this week’s issue… Waiting for action on Disney’s AM signals – NYC TV’s Slattery remembered – Translator action in NJ – CT sports voice retires – Still waiting for new Montreal AMs – Plus: Hockey on the Radio 2014-2015 By SCOTT FYBUSH *As the sun rises over NERW-land this Monday morning, many in the […]

NERW 9/22/2014: Happy Valley Radio is All in the Family

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In this week’s issue… More consolidation in Happy Valley – RIP Bob Klein, – WCTK files tower move – New FM in Nova Scotia By SCOTT FYBUSH *When we left you at the end of last week’s NERW, we noted that there were some big changes on the way in central PENNSYLVANIA radio ownership – […]

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 […]