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DCRTV's April Fundraising Goal: $475 - 4/24 - We need to raise $475 by the end of April. Have you helped support DCRTV this year? If you haven't, please considering making a donation. While advertisers are great, support from individual visitors accounts for about 50% of our annual revenue. DCRTV is an independent site that's been covering local media news, commentary, and gossip for almost 17 years thanks to your help. Please visit our Support page and send some bucks via PayPal or the US mail. By the way, until the end of April, memory-packed DCRTV Plus is just $30 for two years. The regular rate is $29 for one year. This special offer is good for new subscriptions, plus renewals and extentions. Today's DCRTV Plus Flashback is a 1962 memory of Channel 11/WBAL (right). Also at DCRTV Plus, we've just added Photo Gallery 131 with memories of WNBW, WMAL-TV, WFBR, Fred Fiske, Louis Allen, and more.....

Couric To Address AU Grads - 4/24 - DC media pixie Katie Couric will address American University's School Of Communications commencement on May 10th. More at wnew.com.....

Two DC Area LPFMers Approved By FCC - 4/24 - New low-power FM radio outlets have been approved by the FCC for the Washington DC area. WTNT's translator in Alexandria on 97.7 is moving to 97.5 at 250-watts. Also 96.7 has been approved for Bethesda. It's presumed both stations will have ethnic programming, Latino and Chinese, respectively. So reports BaltoMedia.....

Ravens Release TV Sked, More - 4/24 - The Ravens release their TV schedule for 2014, SFMSports announces its coverage plans for this summer's Cal Ripken World Series, plus the latest about Gerry Sandusky and Brenda Carl. In this week's sports media column at Baltimore's PressBoxOnline.com.....

WaPo Moving Away From Local Coverage - 4/24 - From USA Today: "After years of steady shrinkage," the Washington Post's newsroom "is in the midst of making three dozen hires, and more may lie ahead. But don't expect an explosion of traditional newspaper positions like local reporters. The focus is digital, launching new blogs and verticals and reinforcing existing ones, with a heavy emphasis on national and international content. The goal is to attract an ever-increasing audience online, with plenty of attention to making it engaging on mobile devices. That traffic jump won't come from beefing up regional coverage".....

GEMG Ups Witherspoon & Shoop - 4/24 - National Journal Group has named Constance Sayers Witherspoon president of its Government Executive Media Group. She had been publisher. Also, Tom Shoop is named executive vice president and editor-in-chief. He had been editor-in-chief of GovExcec.com. Owned by Atlantic Media, the group includes Government Executive, Defense One, and Nextgov.....

WTOP's Fraley Visits Arch - 4/24 - WTOP film critic Jason Fraley joins Arch Campbell this week to discuss summer movies. Plus "Nigel" of Tony Kornheiser's ESPN 980 show. And more on the latest "Arch Campbell Show." On NewsChannel 8 at 8:30 PM Thursday and Friday, and 9 PM Saturday.....

2's Joce Sterman To 7 - 4/24 - Investigative reporter Joce Sterman leaves Scripps-owned Channel 2/WMAR in Baltimore to join DC's Channel 7/WJLA, the Allbritton station that will soon be under Sinclair's iron fist.....

Graff Leaving Washingtonian - 4/24 - Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff is leaving the monthly magazine in June after five years in the top job, so reports huffingtonpost.com.....

WTOP & WPOC Lead 1st April Radio Ratings - 4/23 - The radio ratings for the "first week" of April. DC market, full-day, age 6+: 1) WTOP, 2) WIHT, 3) WAMU, 4) WHUR, 5) WPGC and WMMJ, 7) WBIG and WMAL and WPRS, 10) WASH, 11) WKYS, 12) WIAD, 13) WWDC, 14) WGTS and WETA-FM, 16) WMZQ, 17) WTEM, 18) WJFK-FM, 19) WLZL and WFRE and WRQX, 22) WERQ, 23) WQSR, 24) WPFW and WAFY and WNEW and WDCN, 28) WAVA-FM and WBQB, 30) WKDV and WTNT. Baltimore market, full-day, age 12+: 1) WPOC, 2) WWIN-FM and WLIF, 4) WERQ, 5) WWMX, 6) WIYY and WZFT, 8) WJZ-FM, 9) WZBA and WQSR, 11) WRBS-FM, 12) WBAL-AM, 13) WCBM, 14) WYPR, 15) WBJC, 16) WHUR, 17) WWDC, 18) WTOP and WNEW, 20) WCAO and WMZQ and WKYS.....

WPFW Returns To Full-Power - 4/23 - DCRTV hears that Pacifica's talk and jazz WPFW, 89.3 FM, is back to full-power for the first time since last summer. In between now and then, during the Christmas period, it was off their air completely with transmission line problems. But now we're told that a bunch of locally-based engineers have repaired the main transmitter and are hoping to get funds to replace the 33-year-old transmission line via the WAMU tower in northwest DC. The 20-year-old WPFW antenna still has a bit more life in it, we're told. The station will hold a fundraiser in May to finance the improvements. Despite continued management troubles within parent Pacifica, the non-comm's DC outlet is working to "tighten up its air" and better train personnel at its temporary studios on L Street near Farragut Square, we hear.....

Hayden To Pen WashTimes Column - 4/23 - Michael Hayden, a retired four-star Air Force general and former director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, will write a bi-monthly column for the Washington Times called "Inside Intelligence." It debuts April 30th.....

Condon To Receive WHCA Honor - 4/23 - The White House Correspondents' Association announces that National Journal White House Correspondent George Condon will be the recipient of the newly-created President's Award at the WHCA dinner on May 3rd. More at nationaljournal.com.....

TV Up, Print Down For Gannett - 4/23 - McLean-based Gannett reported a rise in first-quarter revenue and profit as its acquisition of Belo's broadcast TV stations buoyed the company's overall results. However, advertising revenue for the publishing division fell almost 5% and circulation revenue decreased 1.4%. More at reuters.com. Locally, Gannett owns Channel 9/WUSA and USA Today.....

"Veep" Returns To MD For New Season - 4/23 - HBO has announced that it is renewing "Veep" for a fourth season and will return to Baltimore to produce it. The DC-set political satire starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus has filmed the last three seasons in Baltimore and the suburb of Columbia. That's "good news given the uncertainty with [Netflix's] 'House Of Cards,' which damaged its image and relationship with Maryland's legislature through strongarm tactics on film incentives. The tactics failed, and the legislature authorized $3.5 million less that the producers wanted," writes TV critic David Zurawik at baltimoresun.com.....

11's Sandusky To Keynote Alzheimer's Conference - 4/23 - Channel 11/WBAL sports anchor Gerry Sandusky will serve as the keynote speaker at the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter's Making Connections Conference at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson on April 25. The Baltimore Ravens play-by-play broadcaster's father died of the progressive brain disease in 2006. More at baltimoresun.com.....

Richard Ford Talks To "PBS NewsHour" - 4/22 - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford sits down with Jeffrey Brown of the "PBS NewsHour" Thursday, 7 PM, April 24, at Arlington Central Library for a conversation about the Arlington Reads 2014 featured novel, "The Sportswriter" and Ford's career. "PBS NewsHour" is produced by WETA in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood, and Brown, an Emmy-award winning journalist, is an Arlington resident. Seating is free but limited. More at arlingtonva.us.....

Joanna Campbell Returns To 106.5 - 4/22 - DCRTV hears that Priestly's new WWMX, Mix 106.5 afternoon co-host is Joanna Campbell, who left the Baltimore CBS hot adult contemporary outlet a few months ago to do middays at a Pittsburgh station. But now she is back and the show is called "Priestly And Jo." She replaces Jenn Marino, who headed west to co-host "Sixx Sense" with rocker Nikki Sixx.....

5 Murrows For WTOP - 4/22 - Region 12 (DC, MD, VA, DE) RTDNA 2014 Edward R. Murrow Regional Radio/TV Awards announced today. Radio: WTOP wins 5, WAMU 4, WBAL 3, WNEW 1. TV: WJLA wins 4, WRC 3, WBAL 1, WTTG 1, WUSA 1, WBFF 1. WTOP's awards included breaking news coverage of the Navy Yard shootings, feature reporting for "V-E Day" by Kristi King, sports reporting for "Capitals Dentist" by Jonathan Warner, and hard news feature "United Pets" by Lori Lundin. WBAL radio picked up a continuing coverage award for "Road To The Super Bowl," an investigative reporting award for Anne Kramer's "Game Change," and a writing award for Josh Spiegel. The complete list of winners is at at rtdna.org.....

Couric Thanks Russert For "First Big Break" - 4/22 - From Mediabistro's "My First Big Break" series. Arlington native Katie Couric's (right) life in TV news included stops at Channel 4/WRC and as a Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. Her current transition from daytime talk show host to global news anchor for Yahoo News is just another turning point for the journalist best known as co-anchor of the "Today" show. Couric says she has one man to thank for her birst big break - former "Meet The Press" host Tim Russert. Watch the video at YouTube.....

Taxis To Carry WRC News & NBC Promos - 4/22 - You'll soon be able to watch local news and weather updates and NBC network promos from Channel 4/WRC on more than 1,400 taxis across the Washington area. According to a deal between the station's owner, NBC, and VeriFone systems. "People in the Washington area already turn to NBC4 and our many platforms for the latest local news and weather," says Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of WRC. "Now, they'll have another option to get the most up-to-date information while they're on the go." NBC has already rolled out the service in NYC and Philadelphia.....

Politico Pro To Launch 2 New "Verticals" - 4/22 - Arlington-based Politico announces two new coverage areas - cybersecurity and health technology - for its subscription Politico Pro service. Bringing the total of 13 "verticals" it will offer to clients. Pro Cybersecurity will launch May 14 and be edited by Shaun Waterman, who has worked for the Washington Times, the Center For Strategic And International Studies, and UPI. Pro eHealth will launch in June. Also, Politico Pro will launch of a federal, congressional, and candidate leadership directory this summer.....

Layoffs At AlJaz - 4/22 - Al Jazeera America, which launched last year and has seen no ratings traction, just pink-slipped upwards of 100 employees. The Qatar-funded news network, which has a DC news bureau, has faced challenges getting cable carriage and convincing viewers that it doesn't have an anti-American bias. So reports thewrap.com.....

DC Sports Radio Ratings, JFK To Move Near Nats Park, More - 4/22 - ESPN 980 edges out 106.7 The Fan in the March radio ratings. New digs for sports talk 106.7, WJFK, near Nationals Park. Wizards playoff games air on all-news WNEW. Another honor for Johnny Holliday. And a female Fox 5 sports reporter kisses the man she's interviewing. In the latest sports media column at PressBoxDC.com.....

WaPo Corrects McFly Story - 4/22 - Tuesday's Washington Post runs a correction for its Sunday piece on 94.7 Fresh FM morning man Tommy McFly: "An earlier version of this article inaccurately said John Podesta of the Center For American Progress was at McFly's table during a lunch with the president. Anne Johnson of the Center was at the table".....

WaPo "Corrects" Farhi's "MTP" Story - 4/22 - Tuesday's Washington Post kind of corrects - OK, call it a Reliable Sources update - Paul Farhi's Monday piece on the sagging ratings of "Meet The Press." Farhi claimed that NBC has hired a "psychological consultant" for Gregory, who has been reportedly shown to have a hot temper. But now, suits are saying it's a "branding consultant" instead. More at hollywoodreporter.com.....

Lonnie Legend To WOCQ Afternoons - 4/22 - Night host Lonnie Legend moves to afternoons at rhythmic contemporary WOCQ in Salisbury-Ocean City, replacing Chubb Love.....

Designing DC's City Paper - 4/22 - Altweeklies.com looks at "how Washington City Paper creates an engaging newspaper".....

WAMU 2nd Highest "Billing" Radio Station In DC - 4/21 - DCRTV recently posted the top ad revenue billing radio stations for the DC market. But the list didn't include top-rated public radio news talk WAMU, 88.5 FM, which is technically a non-commercial operation. Well, we hear from a source that if you add the American University-owned station's fiscal year 2013 corporate underwriting revenue and listener contributions together you get $18.8 million. That would make WAMU the second highest revenue generating station in the DC market. The $18.8 million does not include money from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, foundation grants, business and other income such as revenues from Diane Rehm syndication, or $1.17 million in "donated services" from American University. WAMU's total revenue in 2013, including the donated services, was $22.13 million, we're told. The station ran a deficit of $1.19 million. The link to the FY 2013 annual report is at wamu.org. Financials are on page 14.....

Mayor Gray Welcomes CBS Radio To DC - 4/21 - DC Mayor Vincent Gray and Steve Swenson, CBS Radio's Washington cluster senior vice president and market manager, today announced the completion of a 15-year lease to relocate the firm's six local stations - WJFK-FM/AM, WIAD, WPGC, WLZL, and WNEW - to 1015 Half Street SE, two blocks from Nationals Park. As DCRTV tipped you last week, the broadcast facility will include a nearly 33,000-square-foot floor plan that includes offices, a street-level studio facing L Street, and a performance space where local and national recording artists can host live shows. CBS says it worked closely with the DC mayor's office on the move from its current Lanham MD location. Construction will begin in May, with the new performance space opening this summer and the rest of the building being completed by the end of the year. CBS Radio's six DC stations employ nearly 350 full- and part-time workers. CBS is the second major area broadcaster to leave Prince George's County in the past few years, after Radio One left Lanham for Silver Spring in Montgomery County.....

MPT Programs For Chesapeake Bay Week - 4/21 - "Downee Ocean, Hon," an affectionate look at Marylanders' favorite vacation spot, Ocean City, airs April 21 and 26 at 9 PM as part of Maryland Public Television's 10th annual Chesapeake Bay Week. Along with "Spat! Bringing Oysters Back To The Chesapeake Bay" on April 22 at 7:30 PM. And "Another Dawn: Tilghman In Transition," which details the challenges that watermen face making a living from the bay, on April 25 at 9:30 PM. More at bayweek.mpt.org.....

Petrow To Pen Column For WaPo - 4/21 - Steven Petrow, who is also known as "Mr. Manners," will write an advice column with a focus on gay issues for the Washington Post. "Civilities" will be published bi-weekly on Mondays. Petrow has written five books, and currently writes the "Manners Hero Of The Week” column for Parade. He previously wrote an etiquette column for the New York Times.....

Dave TV: King & Diamond To WASH?, CBS Radio To DC, More - 4/21 - Is DC radio management veteran Kenny King heading to Clear Channel's WASH? And if so, could his good buddy Jack Diamond also be headed there? Plus, CBS announces that it's moving its DC area radio stations from Lanham to DC, near Nationals Park. More ranting about the Washington Post. And an update on DCRTV's computer systems and more power outages at the DCRTV World HQ. In today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

2 Launches "In Focus" At 6 PM - 4/21 - Starting tonight, Baltimore's ABC affiliate, Channel 2/WMAR, will re-brand its 6 PM newscast as "ABC2 In Focus." "We've noticed a thirst in the market for in-depth stories," said Kelly Groft, news director of the Scripps-owned station. "We'll always cover the news of the day, it's just now, at 6 PM, we'll slow down a bit, dig deeper, and ask more questions." A WMAR release says the new show will "look and feel completely different from anything else on the air." Adds WMAR Vice President/General Manager Bill Hooper: "'In Focus' has been a station-wide effort since the beginning, and support has been tremendous. This show will not only fill a much needed void for investigative journalism in the area, but will also serve as yet another way WMAR stands apart from the other stations in the market. " Check out a promo at YouTube.....

Kenny King To WASH? - 4/21 - DCRTV is hearing a rumbling that Kenny King, who used to be operations manager and program director for Citadel-then-Cumulus's WRQX, back when it was Mix 107.3 and had Jack Diamond as morning man, is headed to Clear Channel to oversee WASH, 97.1. Further promoting rumors that Diamond could be heading there.....

Changes At Nat Geo - 4/21 - David Hill, a veteran of News Corporation, will serve as chairman of the DC-based National Geographic Channels US. Also, Nat Geo TV marketing exec Courteney Monroe has been upped to CEO of National Geographic Channels US, replacing David Lyle. Variety has more.....

Geronimo Podcast Starts Free "Best Of" - 4/21 - Starting today, April 21, the RELM network will release a weekly "best of" Don Geronimo show, a 20-30 minute free podcast with highlights from recent episodes. It will be available at relmnetwork.com, dongeronimopodcast.com , and iTunes. DC radio veteran Geronimo launched a subscription podcast on RELM on April 1st. The show is presented live for two hours, Monday through Friday. A recorded version is available shortly after each live show ends. The cast also includes co-host Drew Hoffar, their sidekick, Joe Ardinger, and features regular appearances by longtime pal and newsman Buzz Burbank.....

More: Brenda Carl To WNEW - 4/21 - As we reported last week, we're hearing more about Baltimore news broadcaster Brenda Carl joining CBS's WNEW, the DC all-newser that's increasing its coverage of the Baltimore area. She's started doing afternoon news reports and is still doing sports news updates for CBS sports talker WJZ-FM, 105.7 The Fan, in Baltimore. She has worked in radio and television news at a variety of stations, including WCBM, as well as WBAL-AM, WMAR, and WJZ-TV/FM. She has also filled in for WCBM talk show host Tom Marr.....

"MTP" Struggles In Ratings - 4/21 - As NBC's DC-based "Meet The Press" struggles in the ratings, there are plenty of questions for host David Gregory. At washingtonpost.com.....

Grimaldi To Pandora - 4/21 - Dave Grimaldi is the new Capitol Hill face of Pandora. From September 2010 to November 2013, he served as senior legal advisor and chief of staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.....

WaPo Schmoozes Over McFly - 4/20 - Cathy Alter at washingtonpost.com flatteringly profiles 94.7 Fresh FM's Tommy McFly (right), who is said to be our local version of Ryan Seacrest. With prose like: "At 27, Tommy is a prince of DC media, with his highly rated morning show, regular appearances on WJLA-7, red-carpet interviews at the Kennedy Center Honors, and perma-host status not just at the White House but also at a stream of Washington charity events." By the way, Alter spent an hour talking to DCRTV webmaster Dave Hughes while doing the article but none of his comments made it into the piece.....

"Cards" Vet To Do CapHill Reality Show - 4/20 - A veteran of Netflix political drama "House Of Cards" is working to produce a reality TV show based in DC that would star local "up-and-comers," including Capitol Hill staffers between the ages of 19 and 29. A casting session is set to be held on April 26. More at motherjones.com.....

WNEW To Air Wizards Playoffs - 4/19 - Due to conflicts with Nationals baseball, Wizards playoff games will be bumped from CBS sports talker WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, to the firm's all-news WNEW, 99.1 FM. Wizards playoff games will also air, as usual, on Hubbard's Federal news talker, WFED 1500 AM.....

CBS Radio Exits Lanham For DC - 4/18 - DCRTV tipped you earlier this year that CBS Radio was looking to move its Washington cluster of stations from Lanham in Prince George's County to DC, near Nationals Park. Now, bizjournals.com confirms the rumor telling us that CBS has signed a deal for leased space at Capitol Riverfront, where it will join the National Labor Relations Board at 1015 Half Street, SE. The broadcaster will occupy 33,042 square feet on the second floor and about 3,000 square feet on the building's ground floor for use as a performance studio. CBS will relocate the studios and offices of all-news WNEW (99.1), sports talk WJFK-FM (106.7 The Fan), rhythmic contemporary WPGC (95.5), hot adult contemporary WIAD (94.7 Fresh FM), Spanish contemporary WLZL (El Zol 107.9), and sports talk WJFK-AM (CBS Sports Radio 1580). DC Mayor Vincent Gray is scheduled to announce the lease with CBS Radio officials during a press conference on Monday, the Washington Business Journal adds. DCRTV hears that CBS will start moving its facilities in the fall and be completely in the new digs by the end of the year.....

Dave McKenna To Deadspin - 4/18 - Gawker Media's Deadspin has hired longtime DC-based sportswriter Dave McKenna. According to capitalnewyork.com, his 26-year tenure at Washington City Paper, which he left in 2011, is best known for a 2010 takedown of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who sued the alt-weekly after its publication. Snyder later dropped the suit. In 2000, McKenna earned a ban from the Washington Post's sports pages, where he freelanced, after stoking the ire of columnist, and now ESPN personality, Tony Kornheiser. He returned to writing about sports for the Post this year with a magazine cover story on high school baseball, CNY adds.....

New Fox Deal For Wallace - 4/18 - Fox News signs Chris Wallace, the DC-based host of "Fox News Sunday," to a new multi-year deal. More at variety.com.....

Kiernan To Leave BAL, More - 4/17 - Ed Kiernan to retire from his general manager post at WBAL radio, which carries the Orioles and Ravens. Hip surgery for Orioles radio man Fred Manfra. An award for Channel 13/WJZ's sport director, Mark Viviano. And more in this week's Baltimore sports media column at PressBoxOnline.com.....

SFM To Cover Ripken Series - 4/17 - Baltimore-based SFMSports.net again partners with Ripken Baseball to broadcast the 2014 Cal Ripken World Series. SFMSports will produce and broadcast all 44 games of the Aberdeen MD series in August. The coverage plans will include 41 "pool play" games, as well as the international, US, and world championship games. The network will also provide custom feeds for radio stations in markets that have team representation. In addition to creating broadcast content, SFMSports.Net will also offer live scoring, features, and video content on its new mobile app, Scoreboard Mobile.....

CSN Ramps Up For Wizards Playoffs - 4/17 - Comcast SportsNet kicks off its Wizards playoffs coverage this season with "Wizards: Back To The Playoffs," a special preview show that debuts tonight, April 17, at 6:30 PM. The Bethesda-based sports network's first round live game coverage starts Sunday, April 20, at 7 PM when the Wizards battle Chicago.....

Dave TV: March Radio Ratings Analysis, More - 4/17 - I analyze the monthly March radio ratings for DC, including various dayparts and trends. Also, I preview the new "Alan Partridge" movie that's coming out this weekend - a must for radio freaks. And, what's a "Dave TV" without more complaints about the Washington Post's misguided Style section. And more in today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV.....

WPOC Tops March Radio Ratings For Balto - 4/17 - The March monthly radio ratings for the Baltimore market. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WPOC, 2) WWIN-FM, 3) WERQ, 4) WLIF, 5) WWMX, 6) WJZ-FM, 7) WQSR and WZFT, 9) WIYY, 10) WZBA, 11) WRBS-FM and WCBM, 13) WBAL-AM, 14) WYPR, 15) WTOP and WBJC and WHUR, 18) WWDC and WPGC, 20) WCAO and WKYS, 22) WAMU and WNEW, 24) WIHT and WEAA, 26) WXCY and WBIG, 28) WASH and WMZQ, 30) WRQX, 31) NC1061 and WOLB and HFS975 and WMMJ and WLZL, 36) WJZ-AM, 37) WWIN-AM and WPFW and WTMD and WGTS.....

Brenda Carl To WNEW - 4/17 - Baltimore news broadcaster Brenda Carl is headed to CBS's WNEW, the DC all-newser that's increasing its coverage of the Baltimore area. We're told that you'll hear her on thr air, presumably overnight to start. She has worked in radio and television news at a variety of stations, including WCBM, as well as WBAL-AM, WMAR, and WJZ-TV/FM. She has also filled in for WCBM talk show host Tom Marr.....

Hip Surgery For Fred Manfra - 4/16 - From csnbaltimore.com: Fred Manfra, in his 22nd year of broadcasting Orioles games, will be having hip replacement surgery next Tuesday. He's expected to miss a minimum of three weeks. Jim Hunter, who worked with Manfra for many years in radio, will be substituting for him and working with Joe Angel for most games. When Hunter is scheduled to sub for Gary Thorne on television, former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson will fill in. Manfra, a Baltimore native, has worked with Hunter, Angel, and Jon Miller since joining the broadcasts in 1993.....

WTOP & WIHT Top March Radio Ratings For DC - 4/16 - The monthly March radio ratings for the Washington market. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WTOP, 2) WIHT, 3) WAMU, 4) WHUR, 5) WMMJ, 6) WASH, 7) WBIG, 8) WPRS, 9) WMAL, 10) WIAD and WKYS and WPGC, 13) WGTS and WMZQ and WWDC, 16) WETA-FM, 17) WTEM, 18) WRQX and WFRE, 20) WJFK-FM, 21) WLZL, 22) WNEW, 23) WDCN and WAVA-FM, 25) WPFW and WERQ and WTNT, 28) WBQB and WQSR, 30) WKDV and WAFY. Age 25-54: 1) WIHT, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR, 4) WAMU, 5) WWDC, 6) WBIG, 7) WMMJ and WASH, 9) WIAD, 10) WKYS, 11) WPGC, 12) WGTS, 13) WMZQ and WPRS, 15) WMAL, 16) WJFK-FM and WTEM, 18) WRQX, 19) WLZL, 20) WETA-FM, 21) WDCN, 22) WAVA-FM, 23) WQSR and WERQ, 25) WKDV and WTNT, 27) WFRE, 28) WBQB and WNEW and WIYY.....

North Consults For FX Series - 4/16 - Oliver North is now a consultant for FX's "The Americans," which involves Americanized Soviet spies living in Falls Church in the 1980s. More at nytimes.com. The former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and National Security Council aide is frequently seen on FX's sister network, Fox News Channel.....

Kathie Lee Gifford Comes To Herndon - 4/16 - Weekday TV diva Kathie Lee Gifford will be the voice of the giant's wife in the musical "Into The Woods" at NextStop Theatre in Herndon. It will run from May 1 to June 1. More at wjla.com.....

5's Lindsay Murphy Ends Interview With Kiss - 4/16 - NewsBlues tells us that Lindsay Murphy, a "blondiful" sports reporter for Channel 5/WTTG, ended her April 14 Camden Yards interview (right) with Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer with a kiss. And why not? They're married. Monday marked their first formal interview since they met under somewhat similar circumstances in 2007. Murphy was a sports reporter at Channel 29/WVIR in Charlottesville and was assigned to do a story on Guyer, a Herndon High grad who was then a star baseball player at the University Of Virginia. More at washingtonpost.com.....

New GM For Science Channel - 4/16 - Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications has promoted 18-year company veteran Rita Mullin to be general manager of the Science Channel. She's been executive vice president, programming and development, at Discovery's OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network. Before OWN, Mullin worked on Discovery's Fit And Health and TLC channels. At the Science Channel, Mullin replaces Debbie Adler Myers, who'd been there six years.....

"Mom Squad" Show Has DC Connections - 4/16 - CNN anchor Kyra Phillips and two friends have started "The Mom Squad Show," a three-times-a-week podcast which is heard on iTunes. The show is hosted by Phillips in Atlanta, who continues with her CNN duties, and fellow moms Christine Eads in Washington and Chaz Kelly in Connecticut. Kelly's husband "Seton" O'Connor is a sidekick on Dan Patrick's show. Eads co-hosts a show on SiriusXM. "The Mom Squad Show" starting airing on iHeardRadio April 11th and will soon be carried on TuneIn. More at momsquadshow.com.....

Wise On Wise - 4/16 - Washington Post sports reporter Mike Wise discusses the reasons why he chose his career at washingtonpost.com.....

CBS's Pelley Wants Raise - 4/16 - CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley is seeking a major salary raise from the network as his contract comes up for renewal, so reports Politico. Pelley, who also serves as a correspondent for CBS's "60 Minutes," currently makes a reported $5 million per year, which is less than half the reported salaries of the nightly news anchors at the rival networks.....

Dave TV: DC & Balto Radio Revenue Analysis For 2013 - 4/15 - I analyze the DC and Baltimore radio revenue numbers for 2013, comparing them with the year before. More great news for Hubbard's WTOP, which saw a slight drop from 2012 like almost everyone else. A huge revenue drop for Cumulus's WRQX, which accompanies its ratings meltdown. Very dismal revenue numbers for new CBS all-newser WNEW two years into its battle with WTOP. Also, I rank the revenue numbers of DC radio's corporate owners, with WTOP owner Hubbard on top. And more in today's "Dave TV" on DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

Ad Rev 2013: WTOP Leads DC & Baltimore Radioers By Huge Margin - 4/15 - DCRTV already told you that DC all-newser WTOP was the top billing ad revenue radio station in the whole nation in 2013. Now, we get to see how the rest of the DC and Baltimore radio stations did last year - with nobody anywhere near WTOP's lofty level. Washington: 1) WTOP $63.5 million, 2) WPGC $18.6 million, 3) WHUR $14 million, 4) WTEM $13.7 million, 5) WKYS $13.5 million, 6) WIHT $12 million, 7) WASH $11.8 million, 8) WRQX $11.5 million, 9) WWDC $11.1 million, 10) WJFK-FM and WMZQ $10.8 million each, 12) WMAL $10.6 million, 13) WMMJ $10.3 million, 14) WLZL $10.2 million, 15) WBIG $9.9 million, 16) WIAD $7.3 million, 17) WAVA-FM $7 million, 18) WPRS $5.4 million, 19) WFED $3.2 million, 20) WCRW and WUST $1.35 million each, 22) WNEW $1.15 million. Baltimore: 1) WLIF $13.55 million, 2) WPOC and WWIN-FM $12.25 million each, 4) WERQ $11.25 million, 5) WIYY $9.375 million, 6) WBAL-AM $9.05 million, 7) WWMX $9 million, 8) WQSR $7.55 million, 9) WZFT $5.25 million, 10) WJZ-FM $4.9 million, 11) WZBA $4.4 million, 12) WCBM $3.35 million, 13) WCAO $2.95 million, 14) WRBS-FM $2.05 million, 15) WJZ-AM $1.25 million, 16) HFS $1.25 million.....

Holliday & Solomon Make DC Sports Hall Of Fame - 4/15 - DC sports radio and TV veteran Johnny Holliday and former Washington Post sports writer George Solomon are among seven new members of the Washington DC Sports Hall Of Fame who will be honored during pre-game festivities prior to the Washington Nationals series finale against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, April 27 at Nationals Park. This year, the renowned sports club will also enshrine former University Of Maryland head basketball coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell, former Washington Capitals goalie Olaf "Olie" Kolzig, managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals Theodore Lerner, Olympic and professional figure skater Michael Weiss, and former University Of Maryland womens' head basketball coach Chris Weller. Each new inductee will receive a plaque commemorating their induction and their names will be added to the large Hall Of Fame display at Nationals Park, located on the side of Garage B facing the field.....

2 Pulitzers For WaPo - 4/14 - The Washington Post picks up two prestigious Pulitzer prizes - one for its coverage of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency and another to Eli Saslow for his reporting on the use of food stamps in post-recession America. Also, the DC-based Center For Public Integrity's Chris Hamby takes a prize for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners.....

Ernie Fears Joins WRQX - 4/14 - Ernie Fears has been named general sales manager of Cumulus's hot adult contemporary WRQX, All The Hits 107.3. He is a radio veteran with 25 years of experience in the DC market. Fears was previously director of agency sales for CBS Radio-Washington. Over the years he's held other ad sales positions with CBS-DC and with WRQX's sister WMAL, back when it was owned by ABC.....

Atlantic's Kelly Award Goes To Callimachi - 4/14 - Rukmini Callimachi gets awarded Atlantic Media's Michael Kelly Award for her work as the West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press. It's named for the former editor of the Atlantic and National Journal who was killed while reporting in Iraq in 2003. Callimachi was honored at a Washington dinner on Sunday that was hosted by Atlantic Media CEO David Bradley.....

HS Player To Announce College Decision On CSN - 4/14 - Paul VI High School and Team Takeover AAU guard Franklin Howard will announce his college decision today, April 14, during the 10 PM edition of "SportsTalk Live" with Brian Mitchell on Comcast SportsNet. Howard will also appear in the 6 PM edition of "SportsNet Central" for an interview, hours prior to his official announcement. Following Howard's announcement, video of his decision will be published on CSNWashington.com.....

WaPo Talks To FCC Honcho - 4/14 - Media reporter Cecilia Kang talks to Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the largely corrupt Federal Communications Commission. At washingtonpost.com.....

Adam Caskey Leaves 7 & 8 For Texas - 4/13 - After 11 years at Allbritton's Channel 7/WJLA and NewsChannel 8, weatherman Adam Caskey is leaving for a new TV gig in Texas, at KSAT-TV in San Antonio. His last day on the DC TV airwaves will be April 18th.....

WaPo's Hornaday Talks Christianity - 4/12 - Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday writes about how her Christian faith does and doesn't impact her reviews. At washingtonpost.com.....

Dave TV: Does WNEW Gets Traffic From WBAL? - 4/12 - Does WNEW listen to and get info from WBAL's traffic reports? I take a gander at former XMer Tory Gates' novel "Parasite Girls." I check out Comcast new faster internet speeds but can't get the firm's speed test site to load. Baltimore media vets Ed Kiernan and Don Scott are heading for retirement. More rants about the still slumping Washington Post. And more in today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV.....

Comcast Ups Internet Speed - 4/12 - Comcast says it has boosted the speed of the internet connections of its DC and Baltimore area subscribers. More at wnew.com.....

DCRTV Advertiser Profile: 99 Plus In Spirit Of HFS - 4/11 - 99 Plus, KFMH, was originally on the air from 1973 to 1994. "It was one of the first progressive rock-freeform radio stations in the country," says owner Steve Bridges. It is very similar to the glory days of the DC area's legendary WHFS. "We play a wide variety of rock, blues, and jazz and most of it isn't being played on the radio. We play classic deep tracks, but also new stuff everyday," says Bridges. KCJJ in Coralville, Iowa, which carries DC radio greats Mike O'Meara and Robb Spewak, signed it back on as a non-profit radio station in March 2013 - 19 years to the hour it signed off the air. "We even have our original deejays," Bridges adds. Tom Maicke does mornings, Jim Albracht middays, Jim Hunter afternoons, and Roberto nights. Mary Of The Heartland and Captain Steve handle weekends. O'Meara is the voice of the station. 99 Plus, KFMH, is available on the TuneIn app, Ustream.tv, Sonos, and at 99pluskfmh.com.....

13's Viviano Wins Horse Racing Coverage Award - 4/11 - Channel 13/WJZ sports director Mark Viviano gets the 2014 Old Hilltop Award for excellence in thoroughbred horse racing coverage. Viviano, who will be working his 17th Preakness next month, will be awarded May 15 at the Alibi Breakfast at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. As usual, the race will be seen on NBC this year, via 13's rival, Channel 11/WBAL.....

Ed Kiernan To Retire - 4/11 - DCRTV hears that Ed Kiernan, general manager of Hearst news talker WBAL-AM, 1090, and active rock WIYY, 98 Rock, will be retiring this summer. Ending a 45-year career in broadcasting. "Having closely worked with Ed for all these years, I know firsthand how he has enhanced all aspects of the radio business he has managed with his enthusiasm, good humor and leadership," Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb says. "With Ed at the helm, WBAL has been among the nation's most honored radio stations and a major community force through the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign. Throughout his tenure, Ed has built upon 98 Rock's storied 37-year history, including expanding the station's presence on the web and in mobile applications." Kiernan, 65, and his wife plan to move to a home they have in the Hamptons on Long Island. The New York native worked 17 years CBS in NYC before starting his 23-year run at WBAL. "The thing I am most proud of is our news department and the number of awards and accolades it has received," Kiernan tells baltimoresun.com. "I'm proud of what we've been able to create and accomplish at both WBAL and WIYY." Hearst did not announce a successor, but given industry trends of merged newsrooms and consolidation, Dan Joerres, general manager at Hearst's Channel 11/WBAL, would seem to be the likely candidate for the job, the Sun article adds.....

WNEW Makes Inroads In Balto Market - 4/11 - DCRTV told you last month that CBS all-newser WNEW, which has been struggling to get ratings traction in the DC market against top-rated Hubbard DC all-newser WTOP since its launch two years ago, has turned its focus to Baltimore. And, of late, has been hurting Hearst's Baltimore news talker WBAL. We now hear that for the first time WNEW is actually tieing and even beating WBAL in some key drivetime demos throughout the entire Baltimore metro. "What has happened to WBAL is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks they can just coast on heritage alone," a local radio guru tells DCRTV. WNEW's transmitter is in the Crofton area, which is part of the Baltimore market.....

13's Don Scott To Retire - 4/10 - DCRTV hears that longtime Channel 13/WJZ newsman Don Scott is planning to retire this summer after 40 years at Baltimore's CBS station. His retirement date is July 12, so reports baltomedia.net. "My choice, and I'm looking forward to doing some old and new things when I want to," writes Scott via Facebook. "I've enjoyed the ride and having everyone on it along with me." More soon.....

WTOPer Auditions For "The Bachelor" - 4/10 - WTOP staffer Chris Cichon, 25 and "a lean 6-foot-4," will be among the hopefuls at tonight's casting call for the hit ABC show "The Bachelor" at Maryland Live Casino. More at wtop.com.....

ESPN's Reali Leaves DC, More - 4/10 - ESPN's Tony Reali takes his "Around The Horn" from DC to NYC. More rumors about Tony Kornheiser leaving WTEM? More "Table Manners" for WJFK's Junks. Johnny Holliday's grandson beats cancer. Pat Garrett becomes the new voice of WJFK. And more in this week's sports media column at PressBoxDC.com.....

Junks Start Shooting 3rd Season Of CSN's "Table Manners" - 4/10 - We're getting more details about the third season of "Table Manners," the Comcast SportNet interview show shot at a Tysons Corner VA restaurant and hosted by WJFK, 106.7 The Fan's morning "Sports Junkies." The first half the latest season - four episodes - was shot this week at a new venue, the Prime Rib restaurant at Hanover MD's Maryland Live Casino, featuring interviews with Ryan Kerrigan, Randy Edsall, Frank Caliendo, and Doug Williams. The next four episodes will be shot in May, with this season slated to hit CSN's schedule by late summer.....

ESPN DCer Tony Reali Heads To NYC's "GMA" - 4/10 - ESPN's Tony Reali has been named a contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America." The "Around The Horn" host moves his daily ESPN series from DC to New York City, where he will also cover social media for sister network ABC's morning show. With the move, Reali will be giving up his appearances on the DC-based "Pardon The Interruption," where he's served as "stat boy" for hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon since 2001. More at hollywoodreporter.com......

New CCTV Show, Award For Mike Walter - 4/10 - DC TV news veteran Mike Walter picks up an award for "writer/reporter" from the 2014 International Television And Film Awards for his "Afterwar Photographer" documentary which appeared on China's CCTV-America. More at cctv-america.com. Also, Walter will host a new weekly news show on CCTV-America, "Full Frame," which debuts at 8 PM Saturday, April 12. He once co-anchored Channel 9/WUSA's morning news. Walter received numerous awards for his "Breaking News, Breaking Down" post-9/11 independent documentary.....

More Morning News On 5 - 4/9 - Channel 5/WTTG makes some morning news expansions. On weekdays, "Good Day DC" will air from 9 AM to 11 AM beginning June 16. On July 12, WTTG will add a Saturday show called "Fox 5 News Morning" from 7 AM to 9 AM. Also, "Fox 5 News Morning" on Sundays will add an hour and also begin airing from 7 AM to 9 AM.....

SLR Podcast: All Things Geronimo & More - 4/9 - DCRTV Daves talks looks at DC radio veteran Don Geronimo's move from broadcast radio to a subscription podcast. And all the "politics" involved with that. Plus, will he ever get back together with his old radio partner, Mike O'Meara? Plus a whole lot more, including the latest with Jack Diamond and all the changes at the Washington Post, in this month's Sadly Lacking Radio free podcast, hosted by Jonathan Shachter, a DC radio fan who now lives in Sydney, Australia. At sadlylackingradio.podbean.com.....

DCRTV's Job Ads - 4/9 - CBS Radio is looking for a local sales manager at WPGC and WIAD (see display ad at right). Also, WJLA is looking for additions to its sales team. Someone's looking for a radio station general manager in a mid-sized East Coast location. 96.5 CTG serving coastal Virginia and Maryland seeks on-air and sales talent. MarketWatch Radio Network is looking for a freelance anchor in its DC newsroom. Signal Outdoor is seeking a media sales professional for ad sales in the DC area. Those are the latest at DCRTV's Job Ads.....

Dave TV: WSVA's Dennis Phillips, More - 4/9 - I get a real nice letter from Dennis Phillips at Harrisonburg news talker WSVA, a DC area radio veteran who believes in "live and local" radio. And how his philosophy impacts DC news talker WMAL and Baltimore news talker WBAL. Also, Channel 9/WUSA adds Weather Nation to its 9-3 subchannel. Plus, Britt from Florida gets a cool, autographed Don and Mike t-shirt from 1994. And more in today's "Dave TV" at DCRTV's Dave TV page.....

Older news goes to DCRTV's News Archive. Older gossip and commentary items can be found on DCRTV's Rant page. Copyright Dave Hughes/DCRTV.....




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