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Greta Selling Annapolis Digs - 2/27 - Fox News diva Greta Van Susteren has put her Annapolis house on the market for $1.825 million. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Frank Ski Selling Atlanta Restaurant - 2/27 - Frank Ski, who has been doing the afternoon drive show at Howard University's adult urban contemporary WHUR, 96.3 FM, since 2013, has put his Atlanta restaurant and lounge up for sale. He opened Frank Ski's Restaurant And Lounge in 2011, when he was working at CBS Radio's urban contemporary V103, WVEE, in Atlanta. The eatery, in the city's Buckhead district, is for sale for a bargain basement amount of just $395,000 or for lease at $18,000 a month, according to media columnist Rodney Ho at ajc.com. Adds Ho: "Presumably, [Ski's] ability to focus and promote his restaurant has been limited by the fact he no longer lives in Atlanta full time. He tries to fly back to Atlanta every weekend, which he told me last June was a major strain".....

SLR: CBS Radio's DC Troubles, More - 2/27 - Your friendly webmaster, DCRTV Dave, chats with DC media guru Jonathan in Japan, about a whole bunch of local media topics. Including CBS Radio's DC problems, along with all those changes at WNEW. Plus, Mickey Cucchiella's new Baltimore radio gig. Joe Madison's challenge. Morning changes to ESPN 980. And much more in the latest episode of Sadly Lacking Radio at sadlylackingradio.podbean.com.....

Support DCRTV In February: $280 Needed - 2/27 - We're still $280 short of our end-of-February support goal. Please consider making a donation to DCRTV in the new year if you haven't already. DCRTV started in 1997 and we've made it to 2015 largely because of your support. Independent DCRTV started covering DC and Baltimore area media news 17 years ago. We've been here all those years because of your support. While advertisers are great, support from individual visitors accounts for about 50% of our revenue. Make your donation via PayPal to our dcrtv@hotmail.com address. Or pop a check in the mail. Make it payable to "Dave Hughes" and send it to Dave Hughes, 1981-B Villaridge Drive, Reston VA 20191. Visit our Support page for more donation options. Make your donation $39 or more and get a year's worth of access to local radio and TV memory-packed DCRTV Plus.....

DCRTV's Job Ads - 2/27 - DC all-newser WTOP is looking for a news director. Tribune's Channel 50/WDCW is looking for a broadcast designer. Rehoboth Beach news talker WGMD has a fulltime opening for a news anchor. WTOP is looking for a web developer. Those are the latest job ads at DCRTV's Job Ads, where you can reach thousands of local media movers and shakers for just $49.....

CSN Kicks Off DC United Season - 2/26 - Comcast SportsNet will carry 24 DC United matches in 2015, kicking off with the professional soccer team's season opener against the Montreal Impact on March 7 at 3 PM. The Bethesda-based network will again present gameday shows "DC United Pregame Live" and "DC United Postgame Live" surrounding select games. Also, CSN will launch a new monthly show, "DC United Central," starting in April. Dave Johnson will again call play-by-play. He's held that position since the team’s inaugural season in 1996. Santino Quaranta, a Baltimore native and former DC United midfielder, is back as an analyst. Sebastian Salazar, who rejoined CSN in December, will be a sideline reporter and gameday show host.....

Chandrasekaran Leaving WaPo - 2/26 - Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the national editor of the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1994, is leaving the newspaper "to form a small media company based in Seattle that will create and produce nonfiction, social-impact content, some of it in partnership with the Starbucks Coffee Company," he writes on his Facebook page.....

Dave TV: More Woes For WNEW & CBS-DC, More - 2/26 - I talk to a major local radio guru about WNEW adding more talk to its all-news mix and whether is a beginning of the end for the three-year-old station. More CBS radio ratings troubles for DC. A Channel 25/WHAG cool signature. Mickey Cucchiella doing WNST. Joe Madison seeks to set a record. And more in today's "Dave TV," which is brought to you by the RELM Network. At DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

New Gen Launches Virtual Jock - 2/26 - DC-based New Generation Radio has launched a new division called Virtual Jock, which offers a roster of major market talent available for voice tracking, covering all formats. President of New Generation Radio, Jason Kidd, says, "I am excited to announce the signing of some of the best major market talents in the world with a roster that is still growing by the day. Radio stations everywhere will now have the opportunity to bring in major market talent via voice tracking, while trimming expenses and upgrading the sound of their station - at the same time sounding live and local." New Generation Radio debuted in April 2014 with the launch of its Smash Hits format and has now expanded its services offering talent, imaging/VO, and formats, along with advising and building brands for media companies throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. More at VirtualJock.com.....

WTOP & WFED Ups Wolinsky & Pelton - 2/25 - Hubbard all-newser WTOP and news talker Federal News Radio, WFED, are restructuring their sales department. Including the the promotion of National Sales Manager Jeffrey Wolinsky to director of federal and national sales. Also, Account Manager Diane Pelton gets promoted to the national sales manager position.....

WTOP Tops Latest DC Radio Ratings - 2/25 - The DC market radio ratings for the "first week" of February. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WTOP, 2) WHUR and WAMU, 4) WASH, 5) WIHT, 6) WBIG, 7) WMAL, 8) WMMJ and WWDC, 10) WGTS, 11) WPRS, 12) WETA-FM, 13) WMZQ and WPGC, 15) WIAD, 16) WKYS, 17) WJFK-FM and WLZL, 19) WTEM, 20) WRQX and WNEW, 22) WFRE, 23) WAVA-FM and WINC-FM and WDCN, 26) WBQB and WAFY, 28) WFLS and WILC and WGRQ and WERQ.....

WNEW's Now A News Talker - 2/25 - As DCRTV tipped you, CBS all-newser WNEW, 99.1 FM, transitions to a news talker with the addition of talk programming in evenings and overnights. On Monday, the station added three hours of Dave Ramsey's financial talk show at 8 PM. And, in overnights, it's now running the syndicated "Overnight America" talk show. WNEW still carries locally-produced news updates at the top of the evening and overnight hours. It remains an all-newser from 5 AM to 8 PM weekdays. During the past few months, WNEW has been adding infomercials during its night and weekend hours. It's also added sports - carrying Wizards games. CBS launched all-news WNEW in January 2012 and has not made a significant ratings impact on Hubbard's top-rated all-news WTOP.....

Joe Madison Shoots For Guinness Record - 2/25 - From Tom Taylor Now: Joe Madison (right) begins his pursuit of a Guinness World Record at 6 AM today. He aims to break the record for "longest marathon hosting of a radio talk show." The former WOL host is putting himself on the line in conjunction with Black History Month, and to raise funds fro the Smithsonian's new National Museum Of African-American History and Culture in Washington. Madison's originating the heroic effort from the DC studios of SiriusXM at 1500 Eckington Place NE. The guest list includes Aretha Franklin, Danny Glover, Wayne Brady, Stephen A. Smith, and General Motors VP/Global Design Edward Welburn. If all goes well, Madison will still be behind the mic Friday morning at 10 AM, to claim the record on Sirius Urban View, channel 126. You can phone in at 866-801-8255. The Twitter hashtag is #MadisonMarathon.....

John Cohen To ABC News - 2/25 - John Cohen joins ABC News as anational security contributor. Based in DC, had been senior policy advisor to the likes of Mitt Romney and Janet Napolitano.....

Could MASN's Nats TV Dispute Hurt O's in DC? - 2/24 - Could the dispute over the Nationals' TV rights fee with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is owned by Orioles owner Peter Angelos, cause the Orioles to lose their Washington fans? "I suspect this will get so bad and so bitter that a time will come when the Orioles will lose a significant number of their 'I like both teams' fans in the DC market," writes sports columnist Tom Boswell. "Washington has a hard time really caring about anything in Baltimore, but this may eventually move the needle." More at washingtonpost.com.....

Finn Neilsen Joins WNAV - 2/24 - Finn Neilsen is the new news diretctor at WNAV, 1430 AM, in Annapolis. The full-service station is owned by "Wheel Of Fortune" host Pat Sajak. Neilsen's career includes stops at DC's WTOP and Frederick's WFRE. More at eyeonannapolis.net.....

Shira Center To Boston Globe - 2/24 - Shira Center, who has worked at Politico and the National Journal, heads to the Boston Globe to be its political editor.....

GWU's Rosen To Atlantic - 2/24 - George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen joins the DC-based Atlantic magazine as a contributing editor. In addition to his past work with the Atlantic, he's also written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and NPR.....

Cucchiella Joins WNST - 2/24 - DCRTV has tipped you. And now we get confirmation from Nestor Aparicio that former 98 Rock, WIYY morning man Mickey Cucchiella will be a contributor to Aparicio's Towson-based sports talker, WNST, 1570 AM. Starting in March, "Mickey will be doing his own thing interspersed throughout our daily programming, but on Fridays and weekends you'll hear some segments where we'll be chatting with each other and attempting to have some fun as a radio tandem," writes Aparicio, who does the morning show at WNST, at wnst.net. Back in November, Cucchiella, a local stand-up comic, guest hosted mornings at CBS sports talker 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM. After leaving 98 Rock in mid-2013, Cucchiella has been running the Vape Lounge in Harford County, where he sells electronic cigarettes.....

Dave TV: WNEW Moving Away From All-News, More - 2/23 - More rumblings that CBS is slowly de-emphasizing the all-news format on WNEW, which, in three years, has gained little ratings traction against Hubbard's like-formatted and top-rated WTOP. Also, do WMALer Chris Plante's advertisers, like Inova, really listen to what he's saying? Plus, will a new locally-based morning team at ESPN 980, WTEM, help its ratings? And, my take on the Oscars. In today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

Del Colliano: CBS Losing Patience With WNEW - 2/23 - DCRTV has been tipping you that CBS's three-year-old ratings-challenged all-newser, WNEW, is gradually reducing its format with play-by-play sports, infomercials, and talk shows. Now, Jerry Del Colliano, who does a daily media biz newsletter, Inside Music Media, writes: "The decision to remove all-news-all-the-time from WNEW-FM, Washington doesn't bode well for CBS Radio or the rest of the radio industry. WNEW only wanted a sliver of what Hubbard's WTOP takes out of the market WTOP is the highest billing radio station in the country. Instead, today's CBS didn't have the patience that Westinghouse had in the 1960's when it stuck to all-news as expensive as it was in a stubborn belief that the payoff would come... When CBS turns its DC FM news operation into WBZ, Boston or KRLD, Dallas you know more bad things are on the way. Add to that the expected change at the top this year when a new radio president could be appointed - Dan Mason is reportedly mulling retirement... Mason has done a pretty good job considering that CBS has turned into the planet of the bean counters. And Scott Herman is as good a news exec as you can get. I don't think in his heart of hearts he wanted to bail on another all-news station to turn it into news-talk... How will a Dan Mason replacement run radio? Cheap programming on the way - and cutbacks to coincide especially in certain areas".....

Eileen O'Neill Leaves Discovery - 2/22 - Eileen O'Neill, who had run Discovery Channel and TLC for the Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications, is leaving after 25 years. Last year, she was given a new assignment running Discovery's studio operations. But at the end of 2014, she took leave and decided not to return to the new post. So reports broadcastingcable.com.....

Source: WNEW To Carry Ramsey - 2/22 - DCRTV has tipped you that CBS all-newser WNEW, 99.1, will be adding more talk shows to its line-up of all-news. The station has been on the air three years and has yet to make a dent in top-rated rival WTOP's ratings. We're told that the first of those talk shows could be financial guru Dave Ramsey, who could air on WNEW in evenings. CBS-owned WNEW is shifting towards "pay-for-play" programming in its non-weekday drivetime hours and Ramsey pays to have his show aired, we hear. WNEW will pre-empt Ramsey if breaking news develops, our source adds. WNEW also interrupts its all-news flow by carry Wizards games. More soon.....

Scott Brady To 1260 - 2/21 - A source tells DCRTV: "Scott Brady, who formerly did middays and mornings on WASH-FM, will start next week as morning news announcer on AM 1260, The Answer [WWRC]. Scott had worked previously in Baltimore, Norfolk, and other markets, but will be joining Salem on Monday 2/23." Most recently, Brady has been heard on CBS's 94.7 Fresh FM, WIAD.....

Confirmed: Paul & Reid To WTEM Mornings - 2/20 - DCRTV already tipped you. And now we get official word that Chris Paul and Jason Reid will team up and form a new morning drive program on ESPN 980, WTEM. "The Man Cave" will be a blend of sports, comedy, and entertainment, according to an announcement from the Red Zebra sports talker. Paul is a veteran of local broadcast radio, co-hosting the Donnie Simpson show on WPGC for 16 years, and for the last six years with the syndicated Tom Joyner show. Reid has been the Redskins beat reporter and later a sports columnist for the Washington Post, where he's worked since 2007. Before that, he covered sports for the Los Angeles Times. The show debuts March 16. It will replace the nationally syndicated "Mike And Mike" show from ESPN Radio, which moves over to Red Zebra's other sports talker, Sports 570, WSPZ, replacing Andy Pollin's "Sports Reporters" show.....

Cucchiella To NST? More - 2/20 - Is Mickey Cucchiella headed to WNST? WBAL radio sees the arrival of a program director with sports talk experience. The latest Charm City sports radio ratings. And more in this week's Baltimore sports media column at PressBoxOnline.com.....

SLR: Too Many Pitchmen At TOP? More - 2/20 - Your friendly webmaster DCRTV Dave discusses a danger that all-newser WTOP is flirting with - having too many staff members becoming product pitchmen. Plus, a possible new morning show for ESPN 980. WAMUer Diane Rehm's right-to-die campaign. What kind of salaries are local radio people making these days? And more, including the latest batch of radio ratings, in a new Skype-powered Jonathan's "Sadly Lacking Radio" podcast at sadlylackingradio.podbean.com.....

Cucchiella To WNST? - 2/20 - Is former 98 Rock, WIYY morning man Mickey Cucchiella heading to WNST, 1570 AM, the Towson-based sports talker owned by Nestor Aparicio? Nestor put on his Facebook page that he has a major announcement on Tuesday - and that's what we're hearing. Back in November, Cucchiella guest hosted mornings at CBS sports talker 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM. After leaving 98 Rock in mid-2013, Cucchiella has been running the Vape Lounge in Harford County, where he sells electronic cigarettes.....

New Morning Show For ESPN 980? More - 2/19 - A new morning show for ESPN 980? A big award for CBS's James Brown. Solicitation charges dropped for CBS's Greg Anthony. Al Koken honored for 30 years of covering the Caps. And more in this week's sports media column at PressBoxDC.com.....

More Cuts At Middle East Broadcasting - 2/19 - A source tells DCRTV: "Prepare for another influx of unemployed studio technicians thanks to a firing coming from Middle East Broadcasting. MBN, located in Springfield VA, and a grantee of over $200 million yearly from the Federal budget, provides television and radio services to the Middle East and Northern Africa through their outlets Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa. Employing hundreds of television and radio personnel both in the US and in overseas bureaus, the Springfield operation will be firing English speaking technicians, in favor of Arab/English-speaking techs. MBN management has yet to explain to its employees the nature of the firings, and more importantly, why the obvious discrimination against the effected employees inability to speak Arabic. MBN is a non-profit, and in the past, has had to explain to Capitol Hill its need for existence, given the fact that its only funding comes from the International Broadcasting Board Of Governors who oversees the US government's Voice Of America family of broadcasting outlets. Andrew Lack, the new head of the US government-sponsored worldwide media outlets, has recently had his hands full of complaints and rumors of misappropriated funds and the poor morale that has been plaguing VOA for years. MBN Springfield employees wonder if the state Virginia's right-to-work status has an effect on this move, and if MBN is playing by the rules. Given the disparities in salary levels within the company, MBN management needs to be more forthcoming in regards to how taxpayer money is being spent".....

James Brown Honored By UMD For Racial Equity - 2/19 - James Brown (right), the host of CBS's NFL pre-game show, "The NFL Today," since 2006 and special correspondent for CBS News, is the winner of the second-annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award. Given to a sports journalist who has made significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports, the award is presented by the Shirley Povich Center For Sports Journalism at the University Of Maryland's Philip Merrill College Of Journalism. A DC native, Brown is the second winner of the award, following Claire Smith, a news editor at ESPN. He will receive the award at an April 2 luncheon at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center on the University Of Maryland campus.....

David Elfin Launches Website - 2/19 - Longtime Redskins beat writer David Elfin continues to report about the Redskins and other local teams since he lost his gig with the Washington Times, which laid off its entire sports staff in 2009. Where he'd worked 23 years. Elfin recently launched DavidElfinOnSports.com. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Source: Chris Paul & Jason Reid To Do ESPN 980 Morning Show - 2/18 - A source tells DCRTV: "WTEM sales people are telling ad agencies that the station will be launching a new, local morning show in March, hosted by Chris Paul from 'Redskins TV' and Washington Post columnist Jason Reid." Currently, the ESPN 980 sports talker carries ESPN Radio's "Mike And Mike" show in mornings. More soon.....

Source: All-News WNEW To Become News-Talk - 2/18 - A source tells DCRTV: "I have friends in Lanham, who wouldn't be specific, but said there are changes coming to WNEW and talk radio will be added to non-primtime slots (nights, overnights, weekends). They couldn't give me specifics but the 'All News, All The Time' montra will slowly be phased out. They're going to model themselves like WBZ in Boston or KRLD in Dallas. Monday - Friday during the day, All News. But then will be taking on 'pay-for-play' talk shows at night and those will be pre-empted when there are Wizards games. Couldn't get any other specifics on what exact show(s) will air. But it appears WNEW has given up on taking on WTOP as the full service news station in town." WNEW just celebrated its third anniversary. The station has had a hard time ranking higher than 20th place in a DC market radio ratings round-up since its launch in January 2012.....

WTOP Tops January Radio Ratings For DC - 2/18 - The Washington market radio ratings for the month of January. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WTOP, 2) WAMU, 3) WHUR, 4) WASH, 5) WIHT, 6) WBIG, 7) WETA-FM, 8) WMAL, 9) WWDC, 10) WMMJ, 11) WPRS, 12) WGTS, 13) WIAD, 14) WMZQ, 15) WKYS, 16) WPGC, 17) WLZL, 18) WJFK-FM, 19) WTEM, 20) WRQX, 21) WNEW, 22) WFRE, 23) WBQB and WDCN, 25) WAFY, 26) WINC-FM and WAVA-FM and WFLS, 29) WGRQ, 30) WPFW and WERQ. Age 25-54: 1) WTOP, 2) WWDC, 3) WHUR, 4) WASH, 5) WAMU, 6) WBIG, 7) WIHT, 8) WIAD, 9) WMAL, 10) WKYS and WGTB, 12) WMZQ, 13) WPGC, 14) WMMJ, 15) WJFK-FM, 16) WPRS, 17) WETA-FM, 18) WLZL and WNEW, 20) WRQX, 21) WTEM, 22) WDCN, 23) WFRE, 24) WBQB and WINC-FM, 26) WAVA-FM and WAFY and WERQ, 29) WGRQ and WKDV.....

WPOC Tops January Radio Ratings For Balto - 2/18 - The Baltimore market radio ratings for the month of January. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WPOC, 2) WWIN-FM, 3) WLIF, 4) WJZ-FM, 5) WWMX, 6) WERQ, 7) WBAL-AM, 8) WZBA, 9) WZFT, 10) WQSR, 11) WRBS-FM, 12) WIYY, 13) WCBM, 14) WBJC, 15) WCAO, 16) WYPR, 17) WNEW, 18) WPGC, 19) WTMD, 20) WAMU.....

Good News For Sinclair - 2/18 - Hunt Valley MD-based Sinclair Broadcast Group posts a big rise in net income and ad sales revenue, especially regarding political spots, for the fourth quarter of 2014. More at baltimoresun.com. The TV broadcaster owns or operates more than 100 stations around the country, including WBFF, WNUV, and WUTB in Baltimore, and WJLA and NewsChannel 8 in DC.....

Bob Ryan Keeps Busy On Social Media - 2/18 - Even though he retired from the DC TV news airwaves two years ago, veteran meteorolist Bob Ryan (right), 72, has been very busy on social media offering weather analysis and sharing forecasts. More at washingtonpost.com. Ryan came to DC in 1980, where he worked at Channel 4/WRC until 2010, and then from Channel 7/WJLA until his retirement in 2013.....

Big Moves For Radio One Stock - 2/18 - From Tom Taylor Now: Another 16% one-day move for Silver Spring-based urban radio giant Radio One, a stock that typically trades only about 3,000 shares per day. But last Friday the volume was more than 26,000 shares, and the stock price rose 17%. And yesterday, following the Presidents Day market holiday, ROIA traded 44,919 shares and gained 15.5% to close at $3.20. That's still not back to last summer's highs around $5 a share, but it's interesting activity. Last week Radio One disclosed a $550 million agreement to buy back Comcast's minority share in its TV One cable channel. Some other notables on the market yesterday - Salem traded up over 5% to close at $7.36. Townsquare and Cumulus were both up about 2%. The broader Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ averages gained about 0.2%.....

LCJ's Jim Carroll Cut - 2/18 - Gannett's Louisville Courier-Journal pink slips its longtime Washington bureau reporter Jim Carroll. More at courier-journal.com.....

Manning To Launch 102.1 In Hagerstown - 2/17 - Radio Insight tells us that Manning Broadcasting will soon launch adult contemporary 102.1 More FM in Hagerstown via the digital HD2 signal of its 106.9 FM, classic rock WWEG, The Eagle. The new translator will compete with West Virginia Radio Corporation's adult contemporary WLTF, 97.5 FM, in Martinsburg and Alpha Media's hot adult contemporary Mix 95.1, WIKZ, in Chambersburg. Manning purchased the W271BV translator in October for $25,000 from Airport Investors. It will operate with 250-watts from the tower of sister news talker WARK, 1490 AM.....

Rochelle Ritchie Leaves 13 - 2/17 - DCRTV hears that Channel 13/WJZ news reporter Rochelle Ritchie has left the CBS-owned station to become director of communications/spokesperson for the the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.....

Victor Murphy Leaves 9 - 2/16 - A source tells DCRTV that Victor Murphy, head of engineering at Gannett's Channel 9/WUSA, leaves for a job at a Florida TV station. "Murphy was very well thought of by many," a colleague tells us. More soon.....

Dave TV: SNL, Storm Hype, Rehm, More - 2/16 - My take on the "Saturday Night Live" 40th reunion show. More snow hype from DC TV and radio. Will they get it right this time? Also, WAMU's Diane Rehm campaigns for the right-to-die. And more in today's kind of snowy and cold "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

Garrett Haake To Join 9 - 2/16 - Garrett Haake will leave Kansas City's KSHB-TV for Channel 9/WUSA, where he'll be a reporter. He starts in March. Before joining KSHB in February 2013, Haake was an NBC News campaign embed covering Mitt Romney's run for president. Before that, he had been an associate producer for "NBC Nightly News".....

UMD To Host Panel On College Sports Changes - 2/16 - The Shirley Povich Center For Sports Journalism and the University Of Maryland will host a panel to discuss the changing landscape of college sports on Wednesday, February 25, 7 PM, in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall. Featured: USA Today's Christine Brennan, Kevin Blackistone of ESPN's "Around The Horn," and Redskins safety Akeem Davis. George Solomon, director of the Povich Center, will moderate. The event is free and open to the public. More info is at povichcenter.org.....

Arnaud de Borchgrave Dies - 2/15 - Arnaud de Borchgrave, 88, former editor in chief of the Washington Times, died February 15 at a hospice in Washington after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was editor in chief of the Times from 1985 until he retired in 1991. He had earlier been the chief foreign correspondent for Newsweek for 25 years. More at washingtontimes.com.....

FCC Approves AIM Station - 2/15 - Arlington Independent Media's low-power FM station was approved by the Federal Communications Commission for 96.7 FM, with call letters WERA-LPFM. The community-operated radio station must be broadcast-ready by December 9, the FCC added. More at arlnow.com.....

Riggo Wants To Do Beer TV Show - 2/15 - Redskins great John Riggins, who already does a TV show called "Riggo On The Range," wants to do a show about beer brewing. He's shot a pilot called "Brew Stories," which is being produced by 44 Outdoors, which produces his current show. More at washingtonpost.com.....

WAMU's Rehm Fights For Right-To-Die - 2/15 - For Diane Rehm, the inability of the dying to get legal medical help to end their lives has been a recurring topic on her WAMU show. But her husband's slow death was a devastating episode that helped compel her to enter the contentious right-to-die debate. Rehm is becoming one of the country's most prominent figures in the right-to-die debate. And she's doing so just as proponents are trying to position the issue as the country's next big social fight, comparing it to abortion and gay marriage. The move puts Rehm in an ethically tricky but influential spot with her 2.6 million politically active listeners. Rehm said she knows that as a journalist, she must be careful. More at washingtonpost.com.....

David Carr Dies - 2/13 - David Carr, who wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at the New York Times and the star of a documentary about the newspaper, died on February 12 in Manhattan. He was 58. Carr collapsed in the Times newsroom, where he was found shortly before 9 PM. He was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. During his journalism career, Carr worked for Washington City Paper. More at nytimes.com.....

Radio One Wants To Stop WOOK - 2/13 - Why is Radio One, which owns full-power urban outlets WKYS and WMMJ, trying to stop a low-power urban FM station? WOOK's signal has a 3.5-mile radius. That's too much for the broadcasting giant, so writes Sarah Scully at washingtonian.com.....

Rick Strauss Returns To PD Gig At 98 Rock - 2/13 - Rick Strauss (right) has been named program director for Hearst's Baltimore rocker WIYY, 98 Rock. The move marks a return to WIYY for Strauss, who served as the active rock station's program director from 1994 to 2002. He replaces Dave Hill, who left his PD post at 98 Rock and co-owned news talk WBAL, 1090 AM, for a radio management gig in Portland, Oregon late last year. Strauss spent the past decade at iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel, in NYC, where he served served on the radio giant's national programming platforms team as senior director of digital music programming. Previously, he was director of marketing and content for Clear Channel Radio Digital. In addition to WIYY, Strauss has also programmed classic rocker WMGK in Philadelphia and rocker WZZO Allentown, Pennsylvania.....

SLR: Williams, Kornheiser, Anthony, More - 2/13 - DCRTV Dave talks to DC radio and TV enthusiast Jonathan, who now lives in Japan, about Brian Williams, management changes at WBAL radio, an appearance by Tony Kornheiser in "The Americans," "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul," Greg Anthony's court deal, Alan Leinwand leaving Radio One, and much more. At sadlylackingradio.podbean.com.....

LaDawn Moves From 92Q To Magic 95.9 - 2/13 - Relationship expert LaDawn Black, host of "The LaDawn Black Show" on Baltimore's WERQ, 92Q, is taking her show to WWIN-FM, Magic 95.9. Where it will air Monday through Friday from 7 PM to midnight, starting February 16. Both stations are owned by Radio One.....

Greg Anthony & Court Reach Deal - 2/13 - CBS Sports reports that the soliciting prostitution charge against CBS college basketball analyst Greg Anthony will be dropped if he does 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months. The agreement was announced in court Wednesday. Anthony, 47, who called games for CBS and Turner Sports, remains suspended indefinitely. He was arrested on the misdemeanor charge at a Washington hotel January 16 after court documents say he responded to an online escort ad placed by authorities, the report said. The former NBA and UNLV player issued a public apology, calling his actions a "lapse of judgment".....

James Blue To "PBS NewsHour" - 2/13 - James Blue the Channel 26/WETA-based "PBS NewsHour" as senior content and special projects producer. Previously, he served as Washington bureau chief of the UK-based news channel Arise. His career includes stops at NBC, ABC, and Discovery.....

Jordan Fabian To Hill - 2/13 - Jordan Fabian is returning to the Hill from Univision to be White House correspondent.....

Confirmed: Leinwand Out At Radio One - 2/12 - DCRTV gets confirmation on our well-placed source report from yesterday that DC radio veteran Alan Leinwand is out as general manager of Radio One's DC cluster. We're told that Alfred Liggins, president of the Silver Spring-based urban radio giant, mentioned a change in leadership at the DC cluster on this morning's conference call with reporters and investors. "Washington is one of the four big markets that didn't perform well in Q4 - Baltimore, also, and they're putting a lot of focus on DC now," we hear. Yesterday, DCRTV reported that Jeff Wilson from Radio One's Cleveland cluster will replace Leinward. The DC cluster includes both WKYS and WMMJ, both of which have been under-performing in the ratings of late. Plus, WPRS, WOL, and WYCB.....

5 Reporter Gives Pro-Gun Rights Speech - 2/12 - Channel 5/WTTG reporter Emily Miller gives a speech about the importance of Second Amendment rights at a rally in Annapolis organized by Maryland Shall Issue, a volunteer gun-rights group. "I feel your pain, I get it," Miller told the crowd assembled at the Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. That was a reference to Maryland's gun laws, which MSI is committed to loosening. Miller then proceeded to lambaste DC's history of restrictive gun regulations. So reports Erik Wemple at washingtonpost.com.....

Dave TV: WeatherNation, Leinwand Canned, New BAL PD, More - 2/12 - DCRTV Dave is sicko! Plus, Channel 9/WUSA evades its public service to the DC market and drops WeatherNation. DC radio vet Alan Leinwand gate canned from Radio One. Plus, there's a new sportsy program director for news talker WBAL in Baltimore. Plus, a fabulous birthday cake for me! In today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

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