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  • 50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide

    50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide
    In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
  • Columbia-based Arbitron to be acquired by Nielsen

    Columbia-based Arbitron to be acquired by Nielsen
    The company that helps TV networks determine what shows get canceled or live for another season is buying the Columbia-based company that helps radio stations decide whether to change formats. Nielsen Holdings of TV ratings fame announced Tuesday that it...
  • Arbitron shareholders approve sale to Nielsen

    Arbitron shareholders approve sale to Nielsen
    Shareholders of Arbitron Inc. overwhelmingly approved the sale of the Columbia-based company to Nielsen Holdings N.V. during a special stockholders meeting Tuesday. Nielsen, the TV ratings company, announced late last year that it would pay $1.26...
  • Company that puts ads on airport bins to expand

     
    Hoping to deliver advertising to more affluent air passengers, a company that puts ads on the plastic bins that hold the belongings of fliers at airport security checkpoint plans to expand its operations....
  • Radio rewind: My magazine profile of new WGN-AM morning host Jonathon Brandmeier

     
    In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday......
  • KPCC hires former Times Editor Russ Stanton

     
    Pasadena radio station KPCC has hired former Times editor in chief Russ Stanton....
  • Brandmeier mired in the radio ratings

     
    Media blogger Robert Feder at TimeOut Chicago looks at the numbers: One year ago this week, Jonathon Brandmeier joined news/talk WGN-AM (720), inheriting the morning mantle of the late Radio Hall of Famers Wally Phillips and Bob Collins... On the......
  • Rickey Smiley: The Summer Groove Comedy Jam host talks prank calls, movie roles and Sea-Doos

    Rickey Smiley, the Alabama-born comedian and syndicated radio-talk-show host, may be best known for making prank calls and portraying fictional characters such as churchgoing granny Bernice Jenkins and Lil Darryl, a 7-year-old with thick glasses and a...
  • At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie

    At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie
    The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
  • Goodbye, Uncle Neil

     
    I still can???t believe that we???ll never hear Neil Rogers??? voice on the South Florida radio airwaves again. His 33-year local run is apparently over, abruptly ending on Monday with the announcement that he and WQAM have parted ways.. Even......
  • The Morning Fix: It pays to be kept out of the loop. Oprah to help on Chicago Olympic push. Early TV season analysis. Shocker: Young people still listen to radio!

     
    After the coffee. Before setting the DVR for 'FlashForward.' Sometimes it pays to be kept out of the loop. The Wall Street Journal reports that Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter was granted 1.27 million stock options that could end up......