| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw profit for the third quarter jump 38 percent, benefiting from strength in television advertising and growth in revenue from fees broadcasters charge cable TV companies to carry their signals.
The Hunt Valley-based TV...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
So far this year, 223 local TV stations have changed hands. This is the biggest wave of media consolidation ever — and it's all happening in small and mid-level markets, involving companies most people have never heard of.
Leading this wave is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out what my tweets are worth.
The Skinny: Another pathetic display by the Redskins has left me in a sour mood. Actually, the good part about living on the West Coast is I have a few hours to get over the loss before...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday it finalized its planned purchase of 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million.
Those stations, plus another six Barrington stations that Sinclair will...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on approving any big television deals until a report on consolidation in the broadcasting industry is released.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did.
The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Former Baltimore City Circuit Judge Basil A. Thomas, whose legal career spanned more than seven decades, died Friday of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 98.
"He's my guy. Basil lived a long and full...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Monday that will greatly reduce and potentially bring to an end the popular practice of business partnerships between competing local television stations.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said such...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before getting into my March Madness zone.
The Skinny: I finished reading "Kitty Genovese" by Kevin Cook about the infamous 1964 murder. While Cook does a good job of shooting holes into the accepted story about the horrendous crime,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. offered to restructure its nearly $1 billion planned acquisition of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network, changes it says will satisfy cross-ownership concerns recently raised by the Federal...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before checking my brackets!
The Skinny: I'm feeling a little better today but am not at 100%. But I'm here for you as always. Friday's roundup includes the weekend box office forecast and my story on the Dodger channel's struggle to...