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John And Johnny

And about the only thing missing from our item in that department is “WKRP in Cincinnati”‘s Dr. Johnny Fever. But first…

UNWRAPPING DIGITAL TV: Those looking for new digital TV options have a couple of new presents on the over-air dial in the Cleveland market…and one, well, let’s just say we’re checking to see if pigs are flying over Portage County. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Heading For 50 Years

The phrase “83 year old TV personality signs multi-year deal” is not something you would hear in pretty much any other TV market.

But this is Cleveland, and he’s Dick Goddard.

DickGoddardThe Plain Dealer’s Mark Dawidziak reports that the veteran weatherman, who has been forecasting lake effect snow and summer sun in Cleveland longer than a large chunk of his audience has been alive, has indeed inked a multi-year deal with Tribune Fox affiliate WJW/8 that keeps him with the station through his 50th anniversary. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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The Captain Passes

“Captain” Carl Reese has passed away.

CarlReeseA long and fruitful career in Cleveland radio was capped when even recent listeners got to hear him as a voice on standards WRMR, first at 850 AM, and then moved lock, stock and standard to 1420 AM when Robert Conrad decided to air the displaced format on his new AM station (first WCLV[AM]) instead of simulcasting WCLV-FM 104.9. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Football And Justice

No, we’re not writing about Adrian Peterson. The title just happens to be our two subjects for this update…

BROWNS TO 5: For those used to watching Gannett NBC affiliate WKYC/3 for your preseason Cleveland Browns fix, starting next year…you’ll have to “Catch 5″. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Changes At 3001 Euclid

WEWSLogoThe folks at Scripps ABC affiliate WEWS/5 are no strangers to change, and here comes a big one…

SAM STEPPING DOWN: Vice president/general manager Sam Rosenwasser, who took over the top post at WEWS in 2010, is stepping down next month. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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The TV Footwear Has Dropped

In which we finally tell you the local TV item we’ve been hinting about for weeks…the appointment of a new news director in Cleveland.

WJWLogoIn what could be the very definition of a “long awaited announcement”, as expected by This Corner and everyone in local TV news, Tribune Fox affiliate WJW/8 “Fox 8″ has officially named assistant news director Andy Fishman as its new news director. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Moves, Both Good And Tragic

UPDATE: A sad update to our second story…from Rover’s GoFundMe site:

UPDATE 11-12-2014: Unfortunately little Serena has succumbed to her injuries. She passed away this morning.  Sarah and Ben remain hospitalized in serious condition.  Please keep Rob and his family in your thoughts. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Items From All Over

Our collection is from all over, but there’s a Northeast Ohio connection for each one…

TSJ BUYS COLUMBUS: In speculation about the fate of for-sale Radio Disney O&O WWMK/1260 Cleveland, we wondered if Cincinnati-based TSJ Media would buy the station.

WLFM-LP_logoTSJ operates “La Mega 87.7″, the Spanish-language station being leased from Tom Wilson’s Murray Hill Broadcasting, and known to the FCC as LPTV outlet WLFM-LP/6, recently given a temporary and possibly permanent reprieve as a “radio station” operating on the audio carrier of a TV signal. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Off And On

From signals off to court humor on, here we are…

UPDATE: As if by magic, the moment we posted this item, WEAO/49’s over-air signal returned. Read on for news of program rescheduling to make up for the outage…

49 OFF AGAIN: Western Reserve PBS’ Akron signal is off the air again. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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New Starts

Some changes, and some observations…

RODA TO WHBC: Veteran Cleveland sports talk radio host Kenny Roda has found a landing spot…a good ways down I-77 from his long-time radio home in Cleveland.

KennyRodaStarting October 27th, the former afternoon drive host at Good Karma sports WKNR/850 “ESPN 850″ takes over afternoon drive at Digity talk WHBC/1480 Canton, taking over the 3-7 PM slot from WHBC sports director Sam Bourquin. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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