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Trump Election Boosts WAMU & WYPR - 3/22 - Tom Taylor Now reports that public radio news talk stations keep breaking ratings records - just as federal funding is threatened. New cumes are coming to many not-for-profit stations in Nielsen PPM markets, and those new listeners could come in very handy as the Corporation For Public Broadcasting faces being "zeroed out" of the federal budget. The February ratings brought a yet another crop of strong ratings, probably due to curiosity about President Trump and Washington politics. According to radio ratings historian Chris Huff, "DC's WAMU just set a record for the largest share ever recorded for a not-for-profit outlet in any PPM market." With an 11.5 share for number one in the market. Again beating commercial all-newser WTOP, in second place. Also, Baltimore's WYPR produced its largest share in three years. Record ratings were also posted for non-commercial news talkers in Seattle, San Diego, and Boston.....

WAMU Tops DC Radio Ratings For February - 3/21 - The Washington market radio ratings for the month of February. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR, 4) WMMJ, 5) WBIG and WASH, 7) WMAL, 8) WPRS, 9) WIHT, 10) WIAD, 11) WMZQ and WPGC, 13) WKYS and WWDC, 15) WGTS, 16) WRQX, 17) WETA-FM, 18) WJFK-FM, 19) WLZL, 20) WFMD, 21) WAVA-FM, 22) WTEM, 23) WPFW, 27) WOL and WFRE, 30) WBQH and WACA and WTNT, 35) WDCH and WKDV and WDCN. Stations in Baltimore, Hagerstorn, Winchester, and Fredericksburg are not included in this listing.....

WWIN Tops Baltimore Radio Ratings For February - 3/21 - The Baltimore marker radio ratings for the month of February. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WWIN-FM, 2) WERQ, 3) WPOC, 4) WLIF, 5) WIYY, 6) WQSR, 7) WJZ-FM, 8) WBAL-AM, 9) WCBM and WRBS-FM, 11) WWMX and WZFT, 13) WZBA, 14) WYPR, 15) WBJC, 16) WCAO and WLIFHD2, 18) WQLL and WWIN-AM, 20) WJZ-AM and WOLB and WWMXHD2. Only Baltimore market stations are included in this list.....

Rob Carson Expands Talk Show Platforms - 3/21 - DC radio veteran Rob Carson (right) updates us on his media activities. He's got a new Facebook page for his new talk show featuring posts and audio/video podcasts at facebook.com/RobCarsonShow. Also, he contributing podcasts to Red Maryland a la redmaryland.com. Plus, Rob tells us that he's working on a new website that features all of his work in one place, to be unveiled next week.....

Richard Just To Be WaPo Mag Editor - 3/21 - The Washington Post announces that Richard Just will be the new editor of the Washington Post Magazine. His career includes stops at the New Republic and National Journal Magazine. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Politico Playbook Launches Afternoon Tip Sheet - 3/20 - Politico Playbook launches Playbook Power Briefing, an afternoon tip sheet to complement the morning's Playbook that provides readers with "everything they need to know about the rest of the day's media narrative - from breaking news to a look inside the rooms where decisions are made," according to a company release. It will be co-authored by Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, and Daniel Lippman. The trio took over Playbook in July 2016.....

Robert Thompson To Leave "Dr. Gridlock" Post At Post - 3/20 - Robert Thomson, who writes the commuter-related "Dr. Gridlock" column for the Washington Post, is retiring on March 31. "I've been at the Post for almost three decades, but I think the most fun I've had is since 2006, when I got to be the Post's second 'Dr. Gridlock'," Thompson writes in today's chat at washingtonpost.com. "But I turned 65 last October, and think it's time to get going on the bucket list, which I hope will include lots of travel - local and long-distance - with my wife, Candy".....

Travis Tritten To Examiner - 3/20 - Veteran defense correspondent Travis Tritten joins the Washington Examiner as a defense and national security writer. He will team up with national security reporter Jamie McIntyre and senior editor Dave Brown, contributing to Examiner's website, print magazine, and morning newsletter, "Daily On Defense." Tritten had covered military issues for Stars And Stripes.....

Max Country Debuts - 3/20 - The Frederick-Hagerstown area has a new country station, Max Country on low-power 93.5, playing country music hits of the 1980s through early 2000s. The former simulcast of WAMU's Bluegrass County was recently purchased by Manning, which owns four other area area stations, including 106.9 The Eagle and Key 103. More at fredericknewspost.com.....

Kemp Mill Closes Last Store - 3/18 - Kemp Mill, once a major DC area record store chain, still has a lone store still in operation in Temple Hills. And now, that's closing too. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Why Have So Many WJLAers Left? - 3/18 - Washingtonian takes a look at why so much of Channel 7/WJLA's top talent - including Maureen Bunyan, Leon Harris, Gordon Peterson, Alex Parker, Tim Brant, and Arch Campbell - has left in the past three years. And a lot has to do with Allbritton selling the ABC affiliate to Sinclair.....

Trump Plans Big Cut For CPB - 3/16 - President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget - targeting the Corporation For Public Broadcasting for complete elimination. Trump's budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the DC-based CPB, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide. More at thewrap.com.....

Gus Frerotte Talks To Thom Loverro - 3/16 - Former Redskins QB Gus Frerotte thinks Kirk Cousins should get paid - and talks about his infamous wall head butt. In the latest "Cigars & Curveballs" podcast with DC sports journalism veteran Thom Loverro. Available for download free on iTunes and Google Play at apple.co.....

WaPo Copy Editor Bill Walsh Dies - 3/15 - Bill Walsh, a Washington Post copy editor who wrote three irreverent books about his craft, died March 15 at a hospice in Arlington. He was 55. The cause was complications from bile-duct cancer, said his wife, Jacqueline Dupree, a Post informational technology specialist. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Public Broadcasters Get Ready For Trump Cuts - 3/15 - At washingtonpost.com, Paul Farhi looks at how public television and radio - DC area-based PBS, CPB, and NPR - are gearing up for another round of funding cuts, this time from the Trump Administration.....

Frederick News-Post To Be Sold - 3/15 - An agreement in principal has been reached by the Randall Family, owners of the Frederick News-Post, to explore the sale of the Maryland news organization to Ogden Newspapers of Wheeling, West Virginia. "Although these discussions are ongoing, we wanted to share this important and exciting news with employees and the community as soon as possible," says Will Randall, who heads the company. "Ogden Newspapers is a strong, family-owned company that believes in community journalism and has the resources and expertise to maintain and grow the News-Post as a vital Frederick institution." According to fredericknewspost.com, should the discussions lead to a sale, Ogden Newspapers would publish the News-Post and operate the company's commercial printing operations. Randall said that both companies had executed a letter of intent and were working toward executing an asset purchase agreement.....

NPR President Recovering From Heart Surgery - 3/15 - NPR President Jarl Mohn is recovering at his home in Los Angeles after undergoing heart surgery, according to current.org. Mohn required heart surgery while on vacation in Utah, said NPR spokesperson Isabel Lara. Lara declined to disclose why the surgery was required but said Mohn had not had a heart attack. He was released from the hospital March 9, according to a memo to staff from NPR Chief Operating Officer Loren Mayor. Mayor and NPR's senior executive team are handling day-to-day operations in Mohn's absence.....

New FMers For WRBS & WHGM - 3/15 - BaltoMedia.net tells us that Baltimore's WRBS, AM 1230, will launch a low-power FM signal on 94.3 from the WRBS-FM tower in southwest Baltimore County. It will duplicate 1230's Christian talk programming. This is after WRBS was turned down by the Federal Communications Commission for trying to get an FM license on 103.1, after complains from alternative rocker WRNR in Annapolis, which is also on 103.1. Also, Harford County's oldies WHGM, 104.7 FM/1330 AM, has its new FM on the air - 107.5 for Bel Air and central Harford County. Along with 100.5 FM on the Eastern Shore, WHGM now has three low-power FMs simulcasting the original AM 1330 signal.....

WAMU Tops DC Radio Heap - 3/14 - The Washington market radio ratings for the "third week" of February. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR and WMMJ, 5) WBIG, 6) WASH and WMAL, 8) WIHT, 9) WPRS, 10) WPGC, 11) WMZQ, 12) WRQX and WIAD, 14) WWDC, 15) WKYS, 16) WGTS, 17) WETA-FM, 18) WLZL, 19) WJFK-FM, 20) WTEM and WAVA-FM, 24) WPFW and WTNT, 28) WACA and WFRE, 31) WILC and WOL, 34) WWEG and WBQH and WDCH and WAFY and WDCN. Stations in Baltimore, Hagerstown, Winchester, and Fredericksburg are not included in this list.....

WAMU Benefited From "Trump Bump" - 3/14 - "WAMU in Washington DC was the 800-pound gorilla," consultant Gabe Hobbs tells Tom Taylor Now. That's "from a pure persons-listening standpoint, with adult 25-54 average quarter hour persons for the January 2016 through December 2016 Nielsen PPM markets." Hobbs concludes that for 2016, "the overwhelming majority of any 'Trump bump' went to non-commercial radio." And American University-owned public news talker WAMU topped his list with 15,800 age 25-54 AQH persons. Second on Hobb's list was commerical news talker KFI in Los Angeles with 13,500. Public radio news talker KQED in San Francisco took third with 12,100. No other DC area stations made the top 10.....

CSN Cuts Brent Harris - 3/13 - DCRTV hears that Brent Harris (right) is gone from Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic after 14 years. His contract is not being renewed at the Bethesda-based regional sports network which is cutting back on its Baltimore coverage. March 12 was his last day. Harris tells us: "I've had the privilege of covering a Super Bowl championship with the Ravens, an ALCS with the Orioles, a Final-Four, many Preakness Stakes, Hall Of Fame inductions, All-Star games, major golf tournaments and lacrosse championships. I've gotten to call games as a play-by-play announcer, work as a sideline reporter, host MLS coverage on NBC, and anchor our Marine Corps Marathon show. I've also been fortunate enough to win a few Emmys along the way. Many of the names and faces have changed over the years at CSN. It looks a little different from the first day I walked through the doors. Today, I'm thinking about all those incredible people I've worked with - friendships that will last forever." Harris served as a reporter and anchor for CSN's "SportsNet Central" and was seen on "Ravens Kickoff" and "Ravens Postgame Live." A native of Baltimore, Harris joined CSN in 2004 from Channel 45/WBFF. Before that, he was sports director and sports anchor at Channel 47/WMDT in Salisbury. He's also worked as an NFL sideline reporter for Fox.....

104.7 Flips To Cherry Blossom Radio - 3/13 - iHeart has launched Cherry Blossom Radio on Silver Spring's 104.7, W284CQ/WWDC-HD2. The new micro-format is featuring a mix of 1980s hits, promotions for events connected to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, and traffic/weather reports. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 15 through April 16. 104.7 had been running a mix of active rock and Capitals hockey since ending a rebroadcast of contemporary hits Hot 99.5, WIHT, in January. More at radioinsight.com.....

Locals Make "Heavy Hundred" Sports Talkers For 2017 - 3/13 - Talkers magazine/website is out with its "Heavy Hundred" sports talk hosts for 2017. And a batch of DC-Baltimore area locals make the list, including: 106.7 The Fan's Sports Junkies 14th, 105.7 The Fan's Scott Garceau and Jeremy Conn 54th, 105.7 The Fan's Ed Norris and Rob Long 71st, ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan and Chris Cooley 77th, 106.7 The Fan's Chad Dukes 81st, ESPN 980's Doc Walker, Brian Mitchell, and Scott Jackson 87th, and ESPN 980's Steve Czaban 89th.....

WaPo's Chris Cillizza Joins CNN - 3/13 - The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is joining CNN Politics as a reporter and editor-at-large, with a digital presence and an on-air role. The left-leaning Cillizza is leaving behind the blog known as The Fix he built at the Post over more than a decade. The Fix has since expanded and now includes a team of bloggers and editors. Cillizza will also be ending his role as a contributor at MSNBC when he joins CNN. "I've been looking for the opportunity to do it all under one roof," Cillizza says. "Having a place to do the writing and the television piece and do it all under one umbrella - that's a pretty unique deal. It's not easy to find." Politico has more.....

Nancy Chen To 7 - 3/13 - Nancy Chen (right) joins Sinclair's Channel 7/WJLA as a news anchor and reporter starting April 10. She comes from WHDH-TV in Boston where she has been an anchor and reporter for five years. Before that, Chen worked in California - at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo and at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Also, she was involved in the production of NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also served as a print reporter for the Tulsa World for three years.....

Kiplinger Editor Killed When Bicycle Hits Her - 3/11 - Jane Bennett Clark, 65, a senior editor and writer for Kiplinger's magazine, died March 9, when she was struck by a bicycle after leaving her downtown DC office in the 1100 block of 13th Street NW. Police said the cyclist remained at the scene and no charges have been filed pending the conclusion of the investigation. "She was known for very provocative and nuanced features on the softer side of personal finance," said Knight Kiplinger, the president of Kiplinger's financial media company. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Blade Starts LA Paper - 3/10 - The Washington Blade, the DC area's LGBT newspaper, today announced plans to launch a new publication, the Los Angeles Blade, on March 24. It will cover Los Angeles and California news, politics, opinion, arts and entertainment, and will feature national and international coverage from the Washington Blade. Troy Masters, a veteran of LGBT media, was named publisher and editor of the new venture. Veteran Los Angeles journalist Karen Ocamb was named senior contributing writer. More at washingtonblade.com.....

Fred Manfra Eyes Retirement - 3/10 - After 25 years in the radio broadcast booth for Baltimore Orioles games, Fred Manfra reflects on his career and what may be fis final season. This year, Manfra will be doing just a handful of home games via 105.7 The Fan and the other stations on the Orioles Radio Network. More at wbal.com.....

Kristie McIntyre Leaves RQX - 3/9 - Kristie McIntyre (right) is gone from Cumulus hot adult contemporary WRQX, Mix 107.3, where she'd been doing evenings for about a year. She's a DC-Baltimore radio veteran who has also worked at Fresh 94.7, WIAD, along with WBAL-AM, WQSR, WXYV, and WERQ.....

PBS Cancels VA's "Mercy Street" - 3/9 - "Mercy Street," the Civil War drama series filmed in Virginia - Richmond and Petersburg - hit a dead end on PBS as the public broadcaster has canceled the series, announcing it will not bring the show back for a third season. Arlington-based PBS attributed the cancellation to "the complicated nature of aligning production timelines and funding commitments." More at richmond.com.....

Gary Williams Talks To Thom Loverro - 3/9 - Hall Of Fame basketball coach Gary Williams wants the NCAA to play exhibition game without the three-point shot. That and more about his career. In the latest "Cigars & Curveballs" podcast with DC sports journalism veteran Thom Loverro. Available for download free on iTunes and Google Play at apple.co.....

MGM Casino Money Starts Flowing To Radio One - 3/8 - MGM National Harbor Casino revenues begin flowing to Radio One. According to Tom Taylor Now, the Silver Spring-based urban radio giant expects its first check from the newly-opened facility just south of DC - the initial payoff from its $40 million investment. Radio One gets a 1% cut of all net gaming revenues, and based on the first several months, that should be $6 million a year. Radio One stations in DC are also receiving ad buys from the casino and resort. And, Taylor adds that CEO Alfred Liggins tells analysts they've already been approached by third parties who'd buy Radio One's revenue stream from the MGM casino, in return for some cash. Meanwhile, Radio One reports a revenue hike of nearly 4% for the fourth quarter of 2016. In the DC market, Radio One owns WKYS, WMMJ, WOL, WPRS, and WYCB.....

FCC's Pai Gets Trump's Approval For 5-Year Term - 3/8 - Trump's happy enough with Ajit Pai to nominate him for a five-year Federal Communications Commission term as chairman. That was apparently what Pai's Oval Office visit on Monday was about - the president told him he'd be getting a full five years at the Commission. Trump had already bumped Pai from commissioner to chairman, but his current term would expire at year-end. According to Tom Taylor Now, we knew "regulatory weed-wacker" Pai was eager to reverse some of his predecessor's policies, and perhaps one of the audiences he had in mind was Trump. Republican and Kansas native Pai joined the Commission in 2012.....

MPT's John Davis Honored - 3/7 - Maryland Public Television "MotorWeek" host John Davis (right) has been inducted into the National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences' National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter' Silver Circle. Davis is one of nine television industry contributors who entered the NATAS-NCCB Gold and Silver Circles during the organization's annual awards ceremony March 4 at the University Of Maryland in College Park. The Silver Circle consists of individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 25 years or more. Davis is creator, senior executive producer, and host of "MotorWeek," which delivers consumer-oriented reviews of the latest cars, trucks and utility vehicles along with valuable do-it-yourself car care advice. "MotorWeek" debuted in 1981 and is now in its 36th season. The series is seen weekly on PBS stations nationwide and on Discovery's Velocity channel.....

WAMU Tops Latest DC Radio Ratings - 3/7 - The Washington market radio ratings for the "second week" of February. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WMMJ, 4) WHUR, 5) WBIG, 6) WASH, 7) WMAL, 8) WPRS, 9) WIHT, 10 WIAD. 11) WMZQ and WPGC, 13) WWDC and WKYS, 15) WGTS, 16) WRQX, 17) WETA-FM, 18) WJFK-FM, 19) WLZL, 21) WAVA-FM, 22) WPFW and WTEM, 24) WTNT, 26) WFRE, 28) WACA, 31) WOL and WBQH and WILC. No Frederick, Hagerstown, Winchester, Fredericksburg, or Baltimore stations are included in this listing.....

Michael Quander Joins WUSA - 3/7 - Michael Quander (right) is joining Channel 9/WUSA as a reporter. Quander, who was born in DC, last worked at WREG-TV in Memphis. "Memphis has been a great city for me to perfect my craft and it will always have a special place in my heart," Quander told TVSpy.....

Hanks, Streep, Spielberg To Do WaPo Movie - 3/7 - Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Steven Spielberg are joining forces for a new newspaper drama called "The Post," which chronicles the Washington Post's legal battle to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971. Spielberg will direct, Hanks will play the Post's executive editor Ben Bradlee, and Streep will play Katharine Graham, the newspaper’s publisher. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Paige Winfield Cunningham To WaPo - 3/7 - The Washington Post has added Paige Winfield Cunningham to its PowerPost staff where she will anchora new health politics and policy newsletter. She hails from the Washington Examiner, where she covered the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, reproductive rights, drug policy and mental health. She also was author of Politico's "Pulse" daily newsletter. More at washingtonpost.com.....

WCBM & WQLL To Take Over Preakness Balloon Festival - 3/6 - Baltimore news talker WCBM, 680, and its sistser oldies WQLL, 1370, announce today that they will be taking over the Preakness Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds, formerly held at Turf Valley Resort. The festival, which has always taken place prior to the commencement of the Preakness, is the only one of its kind on the East Coast and is the largest display of hot air balloons in Maryland. Now in its 41st year, the annual festival will take place at its new location at 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship from May 18 to 20. Admission is free and early bird parking is $20. Presale parking will be available for sale starting February 17 at preaknessballoonfest.eventbrite.com. In addition to more than 25 hot air balloons launching each day, ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available. Sir Rod "One Sizzlin' Hot Rod Stewart Tribute" show will take the stage on May 19, with WQLL's "Steve Rouse & Company" and WCBM's Sean Casey, Frank Luber, and Bruce Elliott on hand for live radio broadcasts. Plus, there will a selection of Baltimore food vendors and a Beer Garden, plus a variety of events for kids. "We are really excited about the additions of a nighttime musical act and the live radio station broadcasts this year and are looking forward to the festival’s new and larger location at the Howard County Fairgrounds, plus with Howard County Public Schools closed on Friday, May 19th we are expecting a large family turnout," says Marc Beaven, general manager of WCBM and WQLL.....

Westwood One News To Be Heard On WDCH - 3/6 - Westwood One renews its news deal with a batch of CBS Radio news outlets and adds a batch of Bloomberg business news stations, including the DC-Baltimore area's WDCH, 99.1, which is owned by CBS and leased to Bloomberg. Currently, Westwood One News has more than 700 affiliates nationwide. "We are very pleased to extend our relationship with CBS Radio and to welcome our new partners at Bloomberg and SiriusXM to Westwood One News," says Bart Tessler, who heads news and talk operations for Westwood One. "This is a significant expansion of the distribution of our news product and testament to the resources we have committed to our breaking news, special reports, custom Q&As, and particularly our newscasts".....

WaPo Promotes Barbara Vobejda - 3/6 - Barbara Vobejda has been named deputy managing editor of the Washington Post. She joined the Post in 1984, starting as a reporter covering schools and government in Prince George's County, then moved to the National staff to cover education. She later focused on social policy and demographics before moving to the investigative staff as a reporter. Vobejda became an editor in 2001, first running Metro's investigative reporters and then joining the newsroom's investigative unit as an editor. In 2008, she joined the National staff where she oversaw its accountability reporters as well as coverage of the Justice Department, the Supreme Court, and campaign finance. More at washingtonpost.com.....

WGMD To Carry Weekend Orioles Games - 3/3 - Down Eastern Shore way. Rehoboth Beach news-talk outlet WGMD, 92.7, will now be carrying Baltimore Orioles baseball on both Saturdays and Sundays. Last year, the station only carried Sunday afternoon games. In addition, WGMD will once again be the Delmarva FM affiliate of Baltimore Ravens football this year.....

MPT Plans To Move Channels - 3/3 - From current.org: Public broadcasters who learned that their TV stations will be moving to new channels during the "repack" phase of the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum auction are questioning how to manage the costs of the engineering projects, which must be completed no later than the middle of 2020. The FCC has committed $1.75 billion of the auction proceeds to reimburse 90% of the estimated costs for each public TV station's transition to new signals. The payments will be made up front, but some pubcasters are concerned about their ability to foot even part of the bill. State networks such as Maryland Public Television are among the public TV stations that will be affected by the repack. The scope of the engineering involved in both cases is daunting. MPB will be required to shift three of its eight TV stations to new channel assignments. MPT will move all six of its TV stations to new channels.....

7's Autria Godrey Charged With Intoxication - 3/3 - Channel 7/WJLA anchor Autria Godfrey was arrested last month and charged with public intoxication and trespassing, according to Arlington County court records. The Washington Post reports that Godfrey, 33, who anchors the Sinclair station's "Good Morning Washington" and "ABC7 News At Noon," was charged with the two misdemeanor counts in the early-morning hours of February 18 at the Clarendon Grill in Arlington. The Post adds that she did not respond to requests for comment relayed to her attorney of record and the station. DCRTV reported yesterday that TV news website FTVLive had been told by a WJLA source that Godfrey had been "suspended" by the station last week. Photo at right is Godfrey's Arlington County Police mugshot.....

Fred Fiske Dies - 3/3 - Fred Fiske (right), a veteran DC radio talk and music host, died March 2 at a hospice center in Columbus, Ohio. He was 96. Fiske's radio career started in 1947 as an announcer on the original WOL and on the national radio version of "Meet The Press" on the Mutual Broadcasting Network. He then worked at its successor, WWDC, before moving to WAMU in 1977, where he was until his retirement in 2011. Over the years, he did announcing, was a pop-music disc jockey, hosted a nightly talk show, and was a political commentator. He started in radio in the 1930s as a teenager in NYC, appearing on the NBC Red Network in dramatic productions. Fiske also wrote a weekly music column for the Washington Daily News called "Fiske's Disks." According to washingtonpost.com, one of Fiske's most memorable coups was securing an interview with Elvis Presley on the day the rock-and-roll legend was inducted into the Army in 1958.....

Trump Pulls Rosenworcel Nomination - 3/3 - President Donald Trump this week withdrew the nominations of Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission and two board members for the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, which oversees federal funding of noncommercial radio and TV. All had been nominations submitted in the waning days of the Obama Administration. Rosenworcel has been gone for a couple of months after her term expired without a renomination vote in the full Senate. More at broadcastingcable.com.....

Sinclair Buys Tennis Magazine - 3/2 - Sinclair Broadcast Group has acquired Tennis Media, publisher of Tennis magazine and tennis.com, in an $8 million deal aimed at growing the Tennis Channel. The Baltimore-based broadcaster acquired the Tennis Channel last year in a $350 million deal. More at bizjournals.com. Locally, Sinclair owns Channel 7/WJLA, NewsChannel 8, and Channel 45/WBFF.....

Autria Godfrey Goes Missing At 7 - 3/2 - From FTVLive: "Sinclair sources tell FTVLive that WJLA morning anchor Autria Godfrey (right) was suspended last week, but no one knows why? Godfrey missed the last few days of the February book. She anchors Good Morning Washington, which is the only real ratings success story for WJLA since Sinclair took ownership in August 2014. Most of the daytime/evening newscasts' ratings have eroded. Insiders say that Godfrey returned to the air this week, but has made no mention as to why she was benched during the book?".....

Jonathan Banks Talks To Thom Loverro - 3/2 - "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad" star Jonathan Banks talks about growing up in Washington and his acting career, including his favorite moments on the AMC shows. In the latest "Cigars & Curveballs" podcast with DC sports journalism veteran Thom Loverro. Available for download free on iTunes and Google Play at apple.co.....

Kathleen Matthews Becomes Chair Of MD Dems - 3/2 - The Maryland Democratic Party has elected former Channel 7/WJLA news anchor and Marriott executive Kathleen Matthews (right) as its interim chair. Matthews, who lost a 2016 Democratic congressional primary race in Maryland's 8th district, has worked for the past 40 years as a journalist, communications executive, and political activist in Maryland and Washington. She lives in Montgomery County and is married to Chris Matthews, who hosts the "Hardball" politcal show on MSNBC. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Irwin Kramer To Oversee MPT - 3/2 - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Irwin Kramer to serve on the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, the governance board for Maryland Public Television. Kramer is managing partner in the law firm Kramer & Connolly in Reisterstown. He is a former law professor and continues to publish and lecture nationally on trial advocacy and legal ethics. Kramer founded the Legal Television Network, where he produced features designed to enhance public access to legal information. He's hosted legal programs on C-SPAN, has served as a legal analyst for the Baltimore Sun, and appeared regularly as a legal analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group and its Baltimore flagship stations.....

Ross Palombo To DC - 3/2 - UPDATED: Ross Palombo (right), an openly gay investigative reporter and weekend anchor for the past 18 months at Fox-owned KTVU-TV in San Francisco, is reportedly leaving for an unspecified gig in DC, according to a report Wednesday from NewsBlues. Palombo returned to the Bay Area in August 2015 from WPLG-TV in Miami. Earlier in his career, he spent five years at KRON-TV in San Francisco. More: According to FTVLive, Palombo will work in WPLG's newly created DC bureau.....

Bill Rehkopf Joins CBS Radio News In DC - 3/1 - Bill Rehkopf (right), who was an anchor on the now-defunct CBS Radio all-newser WNEW, 99.1, has been named a correspondent for CBS Radio News based in DC. Rehkopf will anchor CBS Radio newscasts and special reports, as well as report on Washington newsmakers. He joins CBS News from the Hill, the political website and newspaper. He's also been a talk show host at CBS's KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh. During his broadcasting career, Rehkopf has also worked at Baltimore's country WPOC, 93.1.....

WAMU Tops 1st February Numbers - 3/1 - The Washington market radio ratings for the "first week" of February. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR, 4) WASH, 5) WMMJ, 6) WPRS and WBIG, 8) WMAL, 9) WIHT, 10) WIAD, 11) WPGC, 12) WWDC and WKYS, 14) WMZQ, 15) WGTS, 16) WRQX, 17) WETA-FM, 18) WJFK-FM, 19) WFMD, 20) WLZL, 22) WAVA-FM and WTEM, 24) WPFW, 27) WOL and WFRE, 30) WACA. Stations in Baltimore, Hagerstown, Winchester, and Fredericksburg are not included in this list.....

Kendis Gibson To Anchor ABC Newscasts - 3/1 - Kendis Gibson, who left Channel 7/WJLA in December 2014 to be a reporter at ABC News, has been named co-anchor, with Diane Macedo, of ABC's overnight newscasts "America This Morning" and "World News Now".....

Sinclair Eyes Tribune - 3/1 - Reuters reports that Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group has approached rival broadcaster Tribune Media to discuss a potential combination, a deal that would hinge on existing regulations being relaxed. A deal between Sinclair and Tribune Media, which have market capitalizations of $3.6 billion and $3 billion respectively, would combine two of the largest US local TV station owners and face regulatory curbs on how many households they can reach. However, the broadcast industry hopes President Donald Trump will lift caps on ownership concentration, allowing it to compete for audiences and advertisers against Facebook and Alphabet's Google. Locally, Sinclair owns Channel 7/WJLA, NewsChannel 8, and Channel 45/WBFF. Tribune owns Channel 50/WDCW.....

WBAL Could Go Dark On Dish - 2/28 - If you have Dish Network, you could lose Hearst's TV stations, including Baltimore's Channel 11/WBAL, on March 1. The two companies have not yet hammered out a new carriage agreement. Mationalwide, Hearst owns 33 TV stations. More at multichannel.com.....

Frederick & Hagerstown Get Classic Country Outlet - 2/28 - Manning has launched Max Country on a pair of low-power signals in Frederick and Hagerstown. The new classic country format is airing on 93.5 in Frederick, which used to be WAMU's Bluegrass Country, and on 100.5 in the Hagerstown area. Both outlet are fed by an HD Radio digital subchannel on Hagerstown's classic hits WWEG, 106.9. More at radioinsight.com.....

WJLA To Drop MeTV - 2/27 - Sinclair-owned Channel 7/WJLA will be dropping the MeTV classic television show network as of March 1. MeTV has been available to viewers in the DC market via one of WJLA's digital subchannels for the past few years. There's no word if any other DC area station will picked up MeTV. The rumors is that Sinclair will replace MeTV on WJLA with its new Charge network, which will feature action-based movies and TV shows. More about Charge is at deadline.com.....

DC Production/Voice Vet Adrian Dannhauser - 2/25 - AdrianVoice.com is a website run by DC production vet Adrian Dannhauser. Adrian specializes is commercial production and voice-overs. Other services include digital audio/multitrack editing/arranging, imaging, podcast production, syndicated show production and more. Adrian Voice also provides a pool of voice talent for your needs. Adrian is looking to boost his portfolio and business plan in 2017. If you are looking for quality and professional work as well as competitive pricing, visit AdrianVoice.com or call 301-675-0166. Adrian's radio background includes 12 years of programming/production in Washington DC. Adrian has a dedication and passion for radio and commercial production and would love to work with you in 2017.....

Ward Chamberlin Dies - 2/25 - Ward Chamberlin, who helped set up the public broadcasting network in its infancy, personally led major stations in New York City and Washington, and played a critical role in kick-starting the career of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, died February 23 at a retirement community in Bedford, Massachusetts. He was 95. Chamberlin served as executive vice president of public broadcasting's WNET-TV in NYC and senior vice president of the Public Broadcasting Service. In 1975, he became president and chief executive of Channel 26/WETA, the then-struggling Washington-area public television station. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Nikki Burdine Leaves 9 - 2/25 - Channel 9/WUSA reporter Nikki Burdine (right) leaves the Tegna outlet for a new reporting gig at Nashville's WKRN-TV. She's been in DC since 2006. "I found my home at WUSA9. I worked in one of the best cities in the world with some of the best in the business (and in life). I accomplished what I came here to do - to report the news in DC. I covered some incredible stories," the Tennessee native writes on her Instagram page. Before coming to WUSA, Burdine worked at Channel 25/WHAG in Hagerstown.....

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