Thursday, February 8, 2024

Media Thursday


Six AM radio stations, around the country, recently went off the air.  Permanently.  The owners surrendered the licenses to the Federal Communications Commission.  Broadcasting is no longer permission to print money.

For the second year in a row, President Biden is blowing off an interview request in the Super Bowl pre game show.  FOX last year.  CBS this year.  Why?

Basketball would be a much better television sport if they could speed up the end of the game.  The final five minutes takes a half hour to complete.

TV News writers:  proper usage is "suddenly."  It's not "all of a sudden."

Some local newspapers are watching experienced reporters walk out the door, and I am sad.  However, they are embarking on interesting new opportunities.

ABC/ESPN report strong ad sales for the just completed  NHL All Star Weekend.   Hockey is an under appreciated sport.

I've never heard the latest from Miley Cyrus, but I'm kind of happy she picked up a Grammy the other night.

There are times I consider getting in to ham radio, but I have no desire to jump through all the hoops necessary and make the financial commitment.

The Los Angeles Times recently did a story on Jim Nantz of CBS Sports.  Imagine what would happen if the network gave him a decent color commentator.

CNN is blowing up its morning show-- again!  Why is this so hard?  Find anchors the public likes, and just do the news.  There is a hard news hole in network morning television that you can drive a truck through.  And, sorry, CNN.  I'm still under contract.

The great Brent Musberger was on Dan Patrick's radio show yesterday.  Wow!  Great story teller, interesting man, insider stuff.  I could listen to him for hours.

In a similar vein, I heard former Kansas City and Philadelphia head coach Dick Vermeil interviewed recently.  87 years old and sharp as a tack!