Chilly Catchup

As we write this, temperatures are pushing close to 40 degrees in the early morning hours. Time to grab a space heater…

CHICAGO SPECULATION: Former Cleveland radio personality Maxwell is out of a job in Chicago.

The former Clear Channel rock/talk WMMS/100.7 afternoon driver, who had a cup of coffee in mornings at CBS Radio classic rock WNCX/98.5, is no longer hosting mornings at Cumulus classic rock WLUP/97.9 “The Loop” in Chicago. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


Answering Your Browns Questions

UPDATE 9/7/14 6:05 PM: As you probably know by now, WOIO/19 returned to local DirecTV subscribers at around noon Sunday, an hour before the Browns/Steelers game…as both sides say they reached an “agreement in principle”…


As of this writing, at about 10 AM on Sunday, DirecTV and Raycom Media haven’t solved their dispute which has Raycom’s WOIO/19 here off the satellite service. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


All Bets Are Really Off

When SportsTime Ohio successfully pursued veteran sportscaster Bruce Drennan for a TV sports talk show, he was coming out of federal prison after being convicted of tax charges related to sports betting.

abaologoThus, the name of his new show, “All Bets Are Off”, must have seemed clever to someone at the network owned at the time by Dolan family (owners of the Cleveland Indians). [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


Carucci Exits Browns, Returns To Buffalo

As we write this, it’s just three days from the Cleveland Browns opening day game against the Pittsburgh Steelers…and Cleveland Browns senior editor/”Cleveland Browns Daily” co-host Vic Carucci is getting ready to head out of town.

VicCarucciCarucci is leaving the local NFL team, bound for his old hometown of Buffalo and the job he held a few years before coming to Cleveland…covering the Buffalo Bills for the Buffalo News. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


Akron’s Most Trusted (Retiring) Radio Newsman

If you’re at the top of your field, and have been for decades, you’re basically the living dictionary definition of your profession.

If the broadcasting dictionary entry is “Akron radio newsman”, the answer is clearly “See: States, Larry”.

LarryStatesAfter over 40 years in radio news, the last 30-plus at Rubber City Radio Group talk WAKR/1590 Akron, Larry States is calling it a career. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


19 and 43: Another Retrans Battle

As was warned on the website of Raycom Media stations including CBS affiliate WOIO/19 and MyNetwork TV affiliate WUAB/43, those stations can no longer be seen on DirecTV.

DirecTVWOIOWelcome to yet another Retransmission Consent Battle, which means those who have the largest satelllite TV provider can’t see things like, well, Sunday’s Cleveland Browns opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers…unless the dispute is resolved. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


New Leader, New Job

WEWS BRINGS HOME NEW ND: It’s been just over five months since Scripps ABC affiliate WEWS/5 “NewsChannel 5″ news director Jill Manuel left the station for “bigger opportunties in another market” (Chicago), as a station memo said at the time.

Her replacement will have no trouble finding his way around Cleveland, or even 3001 Euclid Avenue. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


The Gone And The Now

Another Cleveland TV news personality is heading for the Big Apple, and another TV type is incoming from a smaller market…

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND: We watched as former “Fox 8 News” anchor Stacey Bell left the anchor desk at Tribune Fox affiliate WJW/8 for Long Island NY, where she joined Cablevision all-news channel “News 12″…then later, made the big jump to New York City’s NBC O&O, WNBC/4. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


Sports And People

And let’s start with a helpful item for sports fans tonight…

BROWNS VS. GLADIATORS: No, the NFL’s Cleveland Browns won’t be tangling with the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators in downtown Cleveland tonight.

But on the radio dial, even with the Gladiators going for a league crown, the Browns obviously win that battle. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]


Want To Buy A Cleveland Radio Station?

Full market Cleveland radio stations don’t go on the block every day, but one’s now for sale.

RadioDisneyLogoRadio Disney is all but getting out of the over-air radio business, as it was revealed Wednesday that Disney is selling 23 of its 24 owned-and-operated Radio Disney outlets, including Cleveland’s WWMK/1260. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]