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  • CBS Radio bets big on Cubs

     CBS Radio bets big on Cubs
    Next year won't be the first time WBBM-AM 780 will be airing Cubs games. The station also carried the Cubs from 1929 to '40, along with several other outlets in town. Talk about good timing. The Cubs were a powerhouse, winning four National League...
  • Sirott: Cubs without WGN 'Like Cher without Sonny'

    Sirott: Cubs without WGN 'Like Cher without Sonny'
    The Cubs not on WGN Radio?  This will take some getting used to.  Like Cher without Sonny; Lucy without Desi; City Hall without a Daley.  There has never been a time in my life when all Cubs games -- home and away --weren’t on AM 720. I have...
  • Worst radio pairing ever? It was 30 years ago, and hasn't been topped since.

     
    In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......
  • Sportscaster Andrés Cantor set to call eighth World Cup in a row

    Sportscaster Andrés Cantor's career has been marked by goals. Literally. He is known as the broadcaster who roars "Goooal!" to call points during soccer broadcasts on Spanish-language TV. He's not just a celebrity among Spanish-speaking Latinos but also...
  • Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more

    Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more
    "Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!" It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
  • Nielsen ratings scandal widens; Univision executive implicated

    Nielsen has widened its investigation into a ratings scandal in Los Angeles and uncovered evidence that a Univision Communications radio executive allegedly has been manipulating the ratings. On Monday, the measurement giant confirmed that the Los...
  • FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing

    FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing
    The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules. Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
  • Nielsen confirms 'inconsistencies' with Los Angeles radio ratings

    In an unprecedented move, ratings giant Nielsen has acknowledged problems with its audience estimates in recent months for Los Angeles radio stations. Earlier this week, Nielsen delayed the release of its May radio ratings, saying it needed more time to...
  • Interviewing Steve Miller and Journey: San Francisco bands talk about connecting after all these years

     
    The San Francisco scene spawned The Steve Miller Band and the rock band Journey, who from 1976-82 each sold more than 20 million albums and together had nearly 20 Top 10 hits, many of which still are popular nearly 40......
  • Happy Jack and Broad Street Bill highlight an eclectic mix of radio show guests on Saturday

     
    It figures to be a very different and, hopefully, entertaining radio show on Saturday when Happy Jack Burns of WALN radio and The Party Channel fame kicks off the guest list. The Morning Call's "Calling All Sports" can be heard from 9-11 a.m. on AM-1470,...
  • 2 months of L.A. radio data may be wrong, Nielsen says

    In an unprecedented move, ratings giant Nielsen acknowledged problems with its audience estimates for Los Angeles radio stations. Nielsen conceded on Wednesday that two months of ratings data might have been compromised because of undisclosed problems...