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Saving Westwood One and Network Radio

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Who would have thought that Westwood One (NYSE: WON) would be in penny stock range, and near de-listing? It’s a shame, as it was once a terribly innovative company; in 2005 its stock was at around $25. It still commands star power. Above, a Paris Hilton interview with Westwood One at the MTV Video Music […]

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Missing CBS TV’s In the News

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Many of us miss the day that network television provided hours of entertaining but educational fare for kids. Things like ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock. The best of the best was In the News, a CBS Saturday morning news segment for kids. It was only one news segment, but it was slickly produced and told a great […]

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CBS Radio Brings Back WNEW, Online

April 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

So it’s not the same as having a life as the main FM in New York at the frequency 102.7, but it’s close. CBS Radio has brought back the album oriented rock station WNEW as an online radio station. No longer is it an artifact of radio history. Thankfully, a sort of WNEW is still […]

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The Columbia Records Brand Identity

July 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

What do Cheryl Lynn, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Ralph Stanley and Tony Bennett have in common? It’s Columbia Records, one of the greatest brand names in record history. Columbia, like all the record brands, is having a very long-playing spin these days, and it isn’t happy. Each record brand has a story, often related to […]

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