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December 28, 2012News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Missing child found thanks to radio Amber Alert
    Entercom's KMBZ in Kansas City, Mo., broadcast an Amber Alert that paid off when a listener heard the appeal and found the missing boy. "I never thought Amber Alerts worked, but it did for my kids," said Mazurennae Clark, the child's mother. Radio Ink (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • All but 1 of top 30 shows this season were NFL games
    The Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys matchup on Thanksgiving Day was the most watched NFL game this year, during a season in which 29 out of the 30 most watched programs were NFL games, the league announced, citing Nielsen data. The only non-NFL program to crack the list was NBC's broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Multichannel News (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Aaron Kushner group expresses interest in Tribune Co. papers
    The 2100 Trust investor group of Aaron Kushner, publisher of the Orange County Register in California, is interested in acquiring the newspapers owned by Tribune Co. as it emerges from bankruptcy. "We clearly have the means and the team by which to look seriously at the Tribune papers, and, from the outside, they may very well have enough of the elements that we're looking for," Kushner said. A newspaper sale by Tribune would leave the company with broadcast properties that include 23 television stations. TVNewsCheck (free registration)/The Associated Press (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2013 NAB Crystal Radio Awards -- Get the applause you deserve!
    Make sure your station receives national recognition for its year-round commitment to community service by entering to win a prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Award. Open to all radio stations, the Crystals will honor 50 finalists and recognize 10 winners at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The nomination window is Jan. 1 to 31. Read the entry rules, guidelines and tips on putting together a solid entry. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Minority media group takes FCC to task over station ownership
    Citing little reported change between 2009 and 2011 in the under-representation of women and minorities among broadcast station owners, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to act. "The meager steps the commission has taken to cure minority and women under-representation in the broadcasting industry are woefully inadequate," the council said. AllAccess.com (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone."
--Marcus Tullius Cicero,
Roman philosopher and statesman


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