| Apr 18, 2013
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:14 PM
For the first time, KBIG-FM (104.3), the rock and pop purveyor nicknamed "MyFM," took sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings in April, edging ahead of sister station KIIS-FM (102.7) — the latest leg in a head-to-head battle that...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Tom Willis knows all about making the best of whatever life throws at you.
Born with no arms, he's had to make adjustments — about a million of them.
He writes with his feet, for one thing. Steers a car with his feet. Cooks with his feet. He...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:34 PM
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...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:12 PM
What's up?! Today I want to talk to you, if you're someone who watches NewsFix regularly, but never ever would think of sending an e-mail to us or participate in any kind of contest to win something. Which, believe it or not is likely the majority of...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:04 AM
The FCC gets the ball rolling on a proposal to release a large chunk of wireless spectrum to improve Wi-Fi reception in crowded public places.
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to craft a plan that would free up an...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Pasadena radio station KPCC has hired former Times editor in chief Russ Stanton....
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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....