Radio-TV Ramblings

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GET-TV (call letters are no longer necessary in the world of cable TV – odd names for networks, but it will only get stranger) will revive the SONNY & CHER show this month. If you avoided the show when it first aired, here is your chance to turn up your nose to it once again…With hundreds of TV options these days, you would think there would be a better selection of TV shows and movies to choose from. It ain’t all FREE though. Netflix offers a limited movie selection, as do the cable TV companies. The movie YOU want to see can be rented for $5.99. You can go broke that way…DISH satellite TV and TRIBUNE have reached agreement for carriage of local channels KCPQ/KZJO as well as TRIBUNE channels nationwide – just in time for NFL football season. With KCPQ gaining that 5-year extension with the Seahawks, would FOX once again attempt to buy Channel 13/Tacoma? TRIBUNE company also recently put the iconic Tribune Tower in Chicago on the block…Hopefully, KNKX gets a cut of the advertising dollar for the annoying pre-roll ads on their website audio feed…SUPERMAN returns to television, as his cousin SUPERGIRL moves to the CW Network this season. For SUPE fans that grew up in the 1960s, this is kind of a big deal…The 1,000-watt signal of WSTP/Salisbury, NC has gone dark, as have many other stations on the AM band. “We are just tired of pouring money into a dark hole,” said Buddy Poole, General Manager. [InsideRadio.com] There are probably hundreds of other station owners that are thinking along the same lines. In some cases, an FM translator may help. Time will tell…E.W. Scripps sports “AM 590 ESPN Radio” KXSP Omaha is adding a radio show produced by the local newspaper to its airwaves. Beginning Sept. 7, KXSP will air “The Bottom Line,” an online sports talk show produced by the Omaha World-Herald, weekdays from noon to 2 pm Central. [InsideRadio.com] The lame propping up the nearly dead…

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Jason Remington

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, a former broadcaster at KVAC/Forks, KDFL/Sumner, KTTX/KWHI/Brenham, TX., KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. Retired from AT&T.

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