Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Media Notes

A wile back, I praised the radio show "Overnight America."  Well, it's been canceled and goes off the air at the end of the year.

I've been a huge Craig Ferguson fan since his days on "The Drew Carey Show."  His "Late Late Show" on CBS was so refreshingly different.  Ferguson went on to hist "Celebrity Name Game."  It was announced last week that the show will not be back for a fourth season.  Pity.  Ferguson took game shows to a new level, as he did with late night talk.

To the radio stations that have gone all Christmas music, I'll be back next year.

There is a lot of speculation as to what President Donald Trump's FCC will do to the industry.  Speculation says the FCC will lift ownership caps, allowing big companies to get even bigger.  The ban on newspapers owning radio and TV stations in the same city could go as well.  Not sure how I feel about the former.  The latter seems like a good idea.  At one time, the cross ownership ban made sense.  Not any more.

The NFL is said to re-thinking Thursday Night Football.  Other than the NFL Network, will anyone cry if it goes away?

Why can't so many on cable television news get their heads around the fact that their candidate didn't win the election?

Don Calfa died December 1.  You might not know the name, but you'd know the face.  He played various scoundrels and ne'er do well's during the run of "Barney Miller."  Always funny.  76.

Kelsey Grammer has shut the door on a "Frasier" reunion show.  Good!  Those shows always come up short.