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 […]

NERW 8/4/2014: Another Independent Goes Down

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In this week’s issue… Hartford radio upended again – Remembering Samantha Stevens – Fight brews over new NYC TV move-in – Pennsylvania LPTV brings big bucks By SCOTT FYBUSH *It’s been a bad year for independent radio in CONNECTICUT‘s capital city. Hartford started 2014 with three vibrant independent competitors lined up against the big Clear […]

NERW Update: Hartford Radio’s Weird Summer

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By SCOTT FYBUSH *In the space of just a few months, Hartford, CONNECTICUT has gone from being an unusual market with two family-owned broadcast groups to having none. At 5:00 Friday afternoon, Marlin Broadcasting will pull the plug on the classic rock format at WCCC-FM (106.9 Hartford), ending almost 30 years of rock on that […]

NERW 7/28/2014: Pittsburgh Talker Set For Big Flip?

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In this week’s issue… Rush to be displaced in Steel City – Entercom faces ad backlash at WEEI – New PD at Hot 97 – Mass, Philly Halls of Fame name new classes – Morning host out in Rochester – More new FMs, AMs in Toronto? By SCOTT FYBUSH *A running thread in this column […]

NERW 7/21/2014: Albany’s “BobFather” Remembered

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In this week’s issue… Albany’s “BobFather” remembered – NYC morning host out – Translator granted in Manhattan – WAWZ expands eastward – NH college station saved By SCOTT FYBUSH *Radio managers these days have a tendency to come and go, shifting from market to market at the whims of the corporations that own most of […]

NERW 7/14/2014: The Death of Big D

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In this week’s issue… Connoisseur remakes WDRC-FM – Remembering Bob Ausfeld – Cumulus tries again for a  “WFAS-FM” – AM sale in PA – Quebec radio network expands By SCOTT FYBUSH *When a new owner takes over at a heritage radio station, there are usually two ways it can go: if the heritage is worth […]

NERW 7/7/2014: Opie, No Anthony

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In this week’s issue… Twitter rant pulls Cumia off satellite radio – Clear Channel cuts in Rochester, W. Mass. – NYC’s new 103.9 debuts – Changes afoot in CT radio – Canadian AM seeks power cut By SCOTT FYBUSH *It’s been quite a few years since Opie and Anthony have been a terrestrial radio story […]