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Comcast Pulls NBC Affiliation From 40 - 4/18 - From broadcastingcable.com: The Philadelphia TV market will have one fewer NBC affiliate when WMGM, licensed to Wildwood, New Jersey, loses its affiliation at the end of 2014. Comcast/NBC owns WCAU in Philadelphia, which has a Jersey Shore bureau and a reporter dedicated to South Jersey. Last fall, LocusPoint Networks acquired WMGM, known as “NBC 40,” from Access1, which owns 13 radio stations. The station has been an NBC affiliate for 48 years, according to Ron Smith, former general manager. An NBC rep said WMGM’s affiliation agreement expired at the end of 2012 but the station was given a two-year extension that runs through 2014.....

Chuck Carter Joins 11 - 4/15 - NewsBlues tells us that Rich Graziano, the newly appointed general manager at Tribune's Channel 11/WPIX, has hired his pal Chuck Carter as managing editor. He starts April 28. Carter worked for Graziano at Tribune's Channel 61/WTIC in Hartford.....

WLTW Tops March Radio Ratings For NYC - 4/15 - An analysis of the March radio ratings for NYC courtesy of Tom Taylor Now: “The Shannon Effect”? Too soon to tell, for New York's WCBS-FM. Scott Shannon was recently welcomed to CBS Radio’s classic hits WCBS-FM following his (and we quote) “retirement” from Cumulus-owned hot AC WPLJ after 23 years. But a closer look at the new Nielsen Audio PPMs for March reveals that mornings were essentially flat at ‘CBS-FM, and most of its gains were in middays and nights. But there does seem to be a Shannon Effect back at WPLJ, which was down across the board, and not just in the morning daypart that’s now led by Todd Pettengill. WCBS-FM has risen pretty steadily over the last six months, from 5.1 shares last November and December to a 6.1 in these March PPMs, for age 6+ AQH. While WPLJ slipped from a 2.8 share in the Holiday and January books to a 2.6 for February and now a 2.4. That's its lowest share since the Holiday book of 2012... You don’t need to call the Psychic Hotline to learn that Clear Channel’s AC “Lite” WLTW has first place locked up, going 6.5-6.9-7.0. (Though surely CBS programmer Jim Ryan would love to beat Lite, which he programmed for so many years.) #3 is CC’s top 40 “Z100” WHTZ, 4.6-5.2-5.5. YMF Media’s urban AC WBLS, managed by Emmis, slips back a bit to fourth place, 6.3-5.6-5.4. Nice month for SBS-owned Spanish tropical “Mega” WSKQ, 4.4-4.6-5.1. And a little bump for CBS Radio’s hot AC “Fresh” WWFS, 3.3-3.4-3.6. That’s versus Cumulus hot AC WPLJ, down 2.8-2.6-2.4. That’s ’PLJ’s lowest number since the Holiday book of 2012. Winter’s finally lifting, and both CBS all-newsers are down. WCBS-AM goes 4.9-5.3-4.2 and “1010 WINS” is off 4.4-4.5-3.7. In this March PPM cycle, you see the all-sports stations in a trough, post-football and pre-baseball. That’s apparent in New York, where CBS Radio’s “Fan” simulcast of WFAN-AM/FM is soft, 4.1-3.3-2.7. The Fan picked up the baseball Yankees, and next book will be telling. Disney-run rival “ESPN 98.7” WEPN-FM is steady, 1.9-1.5-1.4. The top-rated talk station is New York Public Radio’s news/talk WNYC-FM, 2.7-2.4-2.6. Cumulus talker WABC, now minus Rush Limbaugh, is steady, 2.4-2.3-2.4. Clear Channel’s talk WOR goes 1.7-1.5-1.5 – with Rush looking strong in middays. And country? The Cumulus “Nash” WNSH has defined its range (unless they put in more marketing oomph), going 1.6-1.5-1.7. The Nash cume hovers just below one million. New York’s top-cumeing station is AC “Lite” at – for real – a Nielsen-estimated 4,999,900.....

WBEB Tops March Radio Ratings For Philly - 4/15 - An analysis of the March radio ratings for Philadelphia courtesy of Tom Taylor Now: Call it “More FM,” “B101” or WBEB – Jerry Lee’s AC station rules, 8.8-8.3-8.6. (Its cume is 1,568,700, which is 400,000 more than the #2 cumer.) CBS Radio’s classic hits WOGL ranked second, 5.6-5.9-6.3, ahead of all-news sister KYW, 7.6-8.4-6.0. Fourth place goes to Beasley’s country WXTU, 5.0-4.9-5.7. That’s the biggest share for ’XTU since last May. WHYY Inc.’s non-commercial news/talk WHYY delivers its best topline since December 2012, 2.6-2.6-2.9. CBS Radio’s talk WPHT, now reunited with Rush Limbaugh, goes 2.1-2.7-2.6 and awaits the impact of the baseball Phillies.....

Dinkins Leaves WLIB - 4/9 - After two decades, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins signs off at urban talker WLIB, 1190 AM. More at nydailynews.com.....

Spanish Talk For QBU - 4/1 - WQBU, 92.7 FM in the NYC suburb of Garden City, stays Spanish, but drops music to go Spanish talk. The Univision station had been Spanish tropical since the fall 2012. It'll now air the Univision America Network. The syndicated morning team includes former WQBU personality Ricky Lopez.....

WIP Ups Eskin - 3/28 - CBS Radio names Spike Eskin program director at Philadelphia sports talker WIP, 94.1 FM/610 AM. He's been acting PD.....

Steele Joins Shannon - 3/26 - NYC radio veteran Patty Steele joins Scott Shannon on his new WCBS-FM morning show.....

5 NYC Radioers Are Top Billers - 3/26 - Five NYC stations make the BIA/Kelsey list of top ad revenue billers for 2013. Including WHTZ 3rd at $51.5 million, WCBS-AM 4th at $50.5 million, WLTW 5th at $45.5 million, WINS-AM 6th at $45 million, and WFAN 8th at $43 million.....

17's Johnson To Houston - 3/25 - Ashley Johnson, a reporter for "Eye Opener News" on Philadelphia's Channel 17/WPHL, heads to Houston as an entertainment correspondent and reporter for Fox-owned KRIV-TV.....

Winter Weather Surges NYC Newsers - 3/18 - Tom Taylor Now on the February radio ratings for NYC: A punishing winter helps the two CBS all-newsers impress, with WCBS-AM now in fourth place with age 6+ AQH share and “1010 WINS” up to seventh place. (And aren’t they 1-2 in morning drive? Very impressive.) For perspective, here’s the six-month trend for WCBS - 3.9-3.7-3.3-3.8-4.9-5.3. That matches its all-time PPM-high, set back during Hurricane Sandy, in November 2012. Sister “1010 WINS” is ahead 3.5-3.3-3.5-3.3-4.4-4.5. Up at the very top, per usual, is Clear Channel’s AC “Lite” WLTW, from a Holiday-book 11.9 to a January-book 6.5 and now a February-book 6.9. Second place is a tie between YMF Media’s urban WBLS (going to Emmis, remember), 6.1-6.3-5.6, and CBS Radio’s classic hits WCBS-FM, 4.8-5.4-5.6. Then you’ve got all-news WCBS at 5.3, closely trailed by Clear Channel CHR “Z100” WHTZ, 4.7-4.6-5.2. Clear Channel’s urban “Power 105.1,” with its now-syndicated Breakfast Club, goes 3.0-3.3-3.2, and stays ahead of Emmis’ hip-hop “Hot 97” WQHT, 2.6-2.9-2.9. The top-rated talk station remains New York Public Radio’s non-com news/talk WNYC-FM, 2.3-3.7-2.4. Cumulus-owned talk WABC, now minus Rush and Hannity, goes 2.5-2.4-2.3. Clear Channel’s talk WOR, adding Rush and Hannity, moves 1.4-1.7-1.5. (Though WOR seriously needs to fix mornings, after cutting off the Elliot Segal experiment.) In sports, you’ve got CBS Radio’s WFAN-AM/FM (3.2-4.1-3.3) hoping the Yankees will bring in the Springtime. Versus Disney-led WEPN-FM, 1.7-1.9-1.5. Share-wise, “ESPN 98.7” is tied with Cumulus-country “Nash” WNSH, 1.4-1.6-1.5 and talk WOR. Who’s the cume leader? Easy answer. It’s AC “Lite”, with a Nielsen-estimated cume of 4,754,100 New Yorkers. In this section of ratings analysis, all shares are age 6+ AQH for the total broadcast week. Nielsen’s February book ran from January 30 to February 26.....

Winter Weather Surges Philly Newser - 3/18 - Tom Taylor Now on the February radio ratings for Philadelphia: KYW (5.6-7.6-8.4) makes this another market where all-news radio shines. The CBS station enjoys its largest share in exactly a year, during another tough Delaware Valley Winter. #2, by a smidge, is Jerry Lee’s re-branded AC “More FM,” the former “B101” WBEB, 17.2-8.8-8.3. #3 is CBS classic hits WOGL, 6.0-5.6-5.9. It’s fending off Greater Media’s rock WMMR, 4.5-5.8-5.8. Sister variety hits “Ben FM” WBEN-FM rises 2.8-3.3-3.7, for its best book since November 2011. This is the highest share since May 2012 for CBS-owned talk WPHT, 1.6-2.1-2.7. AC “More FM” leads in cume at 1,553,400.....

Sheinelle Jones Leaves 29 - 3/17 - Sheinelle Jones, the "Good Day Philadelphia" morning anchor for the past nine years at Fox-owned Channel 29/WTXF in Philadelphia, is leaving at the end of the month to spend more time with family.....

Darden Leaves Hot 97 PD Post - 3/14 - Ebro Darden leaves the program director post at NYC urban contemporary Hot 97, WQHT. He'll continue working on the station's morning show as well as the March 31 debut on VH1 of the reality TV series titled "This Is Hot 97".....

Marcocci To Head 5 & 9 - 3/13 - Rita Marcocci has been named vice president and general sales manager for NYC-s Fox-owned TVers - Channel 5/WNYW and Channel 9/WWOR.She held the same position for Fox's TVers in Chicago. Before that, she was general sales manager for Fox's NYC stations.....

Changes At WZXL - 3/3 - Classic rocker WZXL in Atlantic City says goodbye to morning hosts Joe Ciappana and Scott Friedman as of March 7. They'll be replaced by crosstown WMGM morning hosts Joseph "JoJo" Borsello and Scotty Reilly.....

Piscopo To WNYW Mornings - 2/26 - Joe Piscopo lands the permanent morning gig at Salem talker WNYM, 970 AM, Hackensack. The comic and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus has been filling in there since Curtis Sliwa left for Cumulus-owned talk WABC-AM, 770 AM.....

WLIR Returns To Religion - 2/26 - Eastern Long Island's WLIR, 107.1 FM, drops its relay of NYC sports talker WEPN, ESPN 98.7, to return to religious programming.....

Martinez Leaves WRAT - 2/25 - Marty Martinez, morning co-host at Monmouth-Ocean active rocker WRAT for the past 13 years, is retiring. His last day on the air will be February 28.....

Shannon To CBS-FM - 2/25 - Scott Shannon joins CBS's classic hits WCBS-FM, 101.1, for mornings. He left Cumulus-owned hot adult contemporary WPLJ, 95.5 FM, on February 7, where he'd been for 22 years. Shannon will begin his new hosting duties on Monday, March 3rd. Current WCBS-FM morning man Dan Taylor moves to middays.....

"Todd Show" Debuts On PLJ - 2/24 - "The Todd Show" debuted this morning on Cumulus hot adult contemporary WPLJ, 95.5 FM, in NYC, marking the start of a new era following the historic 23-year run of "The Big Show" ­– with Todd Pettengill now the sole host of the 6 AM to 10 AM timeslot. More at FMQB.....

Jury Convicts Former Fox 5er - 2/21 - Former Channel 5/WNYW reporter Charles Leaf was led out of a Hackensack courtroom in handcuffs on Thursday after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his Wyckoff home. Leaf, a 44-year-old father of two, shook his head as jurors in Superior Court in Hackensack returned from seven hours of deliberation and found him guilty of all charges, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, child endangerment, possession of child pornography, and evidence tampering. More at northjersey.com.....

Tollefson Faces Felony Charges - 2/19 - Former Philadelphia TV sportscaster Don Tollefson has turned himself in to authorities to face felony charges for allegedly scamming dozens of people out of more than $100,000 meant to go to charitable organizations. Authorities allege that Tollefson fraudulently solicited money for charities, victimizing more than 100 people. More at philly.com.....

Dave Herman Indicted - 2/19 - Dave Herman gets indicted by a federal grand jury on a count of attempting to transport a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. The retired WNEW-FM NYC rock radio personality thought he was conversing with the mother of a seven-year-old girl, but the mom was actually a federal agent. Herman was arrested last October while waiting at the airport in St. Croix. More at northjersey.com.....

Elliot Off WOR - 2/18 - DCRTV hears that Elliot Segal, who does the morning show on DC alt rocker DC101, wasn't on NYC talker WOR this morning. And, apparently, he's been removed from WOR's Facebook and Twitter pages. Both stations are owned by Clear Channel. He's been airing on the NYC AM station, which also airs righty talk titans Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, since January. Late last year, plans were announced that Elliot would be moving to NYC and still be heard on alt rocker DC101 - but he's remained at DC101's Rockville MD studios. More: Tom Taylor, via his Tuesday radio biz newsletter, tells us that WOR's morning ratings "are off, with veteran John Gambling gone, and middays are up with Limbaugh." Yet more: A listener tells us - "Elliot just announced he and the class are not moving to NYC to be on WOR. They are staying in DC. Elliot did not really elaborate... Clear Channel is OK with the decision".....

Weather Boosts NYC Newsers - 2/18 - Tom Taylor Now does the January monthly radio ratings for NYC: Old Man Winter really boosted the all-newsers – though not the talk stations – and that may also foretell a strong February for the all-newsers. CBS Radio’s all-news cousins of WCBS and “1010 WINS” both benefit from the assault of bad weather. WCBS jumps 3.3-3.8-4.9 to rank #4 with age 6+ AQH share. That’s its strongest topline since November 2012. WINS rises to a tie for sixth place, 3.5-3.3-4.4. How about the recent affiliate moves of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, from Cumulus’ talk WABC to Clear Channel’s same-format WOR? Not much visible yet in the broad total-day numbers. WABC goes from a December-book 2.9 to a holiday-book 2.5 to a January 2.4. WOR is up 1.4-1.4-1.7. One way to parse that for WOR – Mornings are off, with veteran John Gambling gone, and middays are up with Limbaugh. The Big Apple’s top-rated talk station is now non-com WNYC-FM, with a PPM-era best showing. The New York Public Radio news/talker goes 2.3-2.3-2.7. At the top of the age 6+ standings, as usual, is Clear Channel’s AC “Lite” WLTW – but its post-Christmas number is a 6.5, compared to 7.2 a year ago, and 7.1 two years ago. Here’s the latest three-book trend for LIte – 7.6 in December, 11.9 for its glorious Holiday book, and now the 6.5. That’s only 0.2 of a share ahead of YMF Media’s just-sold urban WBLS (6.8-6.1-6.3). Third place goes to CBS Radio’s classic hits WCBS-FM, 5.1-4.8-5.4. But this isn’t a book to brag about for CC’s top 40 “Z100” WHTZ, down 5.2-4.7-4.6. Big month for CBS’ all-sports “Fan” WFAN-AM/FM, 3.5-3.2-4.1. That’s a PPM-best for the Fan. (Rival “ESPN 98.7” WEPN-FM, LMA’d by Disney, is flattish, 1.9-1.7-1.9.) It’s a post-Christmas recovery month for CBS Radio’s AC “Fresh” WWFS, 3.5-2.8-3.3. For Cumulus’ country “Nash” WNSH, the trend is 1.5-1.4-1.6. Bad weather and dangerous driving conditions in the Garden State may’ve helped Townsquare’s hybrid talk/classic hits “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW, 0.8-0.8-1.1 – and maybe Governor Christie’s “Bridgegate” crisis helped, too. AC “Lite” is still the market’s #1 cume station, this time at 4,730,900. But compare that to the Holiday-book cume of over 6.5 million. Nielsen’s “January” survey was January 2 through January 29, and all the shares you see here are total-week age 6+.....

WBEB Tops Philly - 2/18 - Tom Taylor Now does the January monthly radio ratings for Philadelphia: The post-Christmas trail for Jerry Lee’s AC WBEB, now reimaged from “B101” to “More FM,” is 10.9-17.2-8.8. (A year ago, the drop was 15.9-6.8). That 8.8 is WBEB’s loftiest non-Christmas-music share since March 2010. Weather tune-in was certainly a factor for CBS Radio’s all-news KYW, 5.1-5.6-7.6. (The share is its highest since last March, and its cume topped a million.) Strong book for Greater Media’s rock WMMR, 5.6-4.5-5.8. (It reportedly beat “More FM” in 25-54 adults.) CBS Radio’s classic hits WOGL is next, 5.3-6.0-5.6. Fifth is Clear Channel’s urban AC WDAS-FM, 5.0-4.8-5.4. The sports competitors are CBS Radio’s WIP-FM (6.0-6.0-4.9, and now out of Eagles football). And Greater Media’s “Fanatic” WPEN-FM, 3.5-2.8-3.0. In talk, WHYY Inc.’s non-commercial news/talk WHYY is leading, 2.7-2.3-2.6. CBS Radio’s WPHT, which recently re-added Rush Limbaugh, goes 2.0-1.6-2.1. Philly’s top cumeing player is AC “More FM” at 1,628,500.....

Hannity To Leave NYC - 2/12 - The Washington Times reports that nationally-syndicated afternoon righty radio talker Hannity "has seemingly moved closer to making good on his threat to exit New York, in the face of insulting comments from Governor Andrew Cuomo, and he's put his home up for sale for $3.6 million".....

Emmis Buys WBLS & WLIB - 2/11 - Emmis acquires NYC's urban adult contemporary WBLS, 107.5 FM, and urban gospel sister WLIB, 1190 AM, from YMF Media for $131 million in cash. Emmis, which already owns urban contemporary WQHT, Hot 97, will nearly double the company's annual station operating income through this acquisition. More at allaccess.com.....

Erika Tarantal Leaves 4 - 2/10 - Erika Tarantal is joining Channel 5/WCVB, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. She leaves NBC-owned Channel 4/WNBC in NYC, where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts.....

FS1 Picks Up Francesa - 2/10 - Mike Francesa, whose CBS Radio sports WFAN morning show was until recently simulcast on the NYC market's YES Network, moves that TV simulcast to the national sports cable network Fox Sports 1.....

Scott Shannon Leaving PLJ - 2/7 - After many years together with Todd Pettengill hosting "Scott And Todd In The Morning" on Cumulus hot adult contemporary WPLJ, 95.5 FM, in NYC, Shannon announced on the air this morning that he is retiring from WPLJ after 22 years at the station. Pettengill will continue as the host of "The Todd Show" during the same morning drivetime slot. More at allaccess.com.....

"Jeff & Josh" Return To Q102 - 2/6 - Ratboy and Staypuff are leaving Clear Channel's contemporary hit WFLZ in Tampa to head back to like-formatted sister station WIOQ, Q102, in Philadelphia to host afternoon drive using their real names "Jeff And Josh." You may remember the duo from the early days as part of "The Mikey And Big Bob Show" on Q102. They've since spent the last seven years hosting nights in Tampa.....

News 12's Judy Martin Dies - 2/3 - Judy Martin, a veteran anchor at News 12 Long Island, died suddenly at her home Friday of "natural causes." She was 49. According to NewsBlues, police do not suspect foul play, although the official cause of death has not yet been determined. Martin last appeared on the air Thursday night. She had been scheduled to anchor the 5 p.m. Friday broadcast but didn't show up, raising concerns, the station said.....

Me-TV Lands NYC & Philly Stations - 1/28 - From tvnewscheck.com: Weigel Broadcasting’s Me-TV is getting upgraded to full-power TV stations with must-carry on cable services and satellite TV providers in New York and Philadelphia, the diginet announced January 27. The classic TV diginet is affiliating with PMCM TV's KVNV New York (Middletown Township NJ) and KJWP Philadelphia (Wilmington DE), starting in the second quarter this year and on March 1, respectively.....

WLTW Tops NYC Radio Ratings - 1/22 - Tom Taylor Now on the Holiday monthly ratings for NYC: All-Christmas helps Clear Channel’s AC “Lite” WLTW almost double the share of the #2 station. Lite rises from a 7.0 (November book age 6+ share) to 7.6 (December book, covering November 7 - December 4) and now an 11.9 (for December 5 through January 1). That’s just 0.4 away from 2010’s all-time all-holiday best. As for the rest of the field – YMF Media’s second-place urban WBLS goes 6.6-6.8-6.1, followed by CBS Radio’s classic hits WCBS-FM (5.1-5.1-4.8) and CC’s top 40 “Z100” WHTZ (5.4-5.2-4.7). The slight downtrend continues for SBS-owned Spanish tropical “La Mega” WSKQ (4.9-4.6-4.4). Same for CC’s classic rock “Q104.3” WAXQ (4.5-4.3-3.9). No Yankees baseball, but CBS-owned all-news WCBS gains, 3.7-3.3-3.8. Bad book – caused by “Lite”? – for CC’s rhythmic AC WKTU, 4.5-4.5-3.6. Also a possible Christmas stumble for CBS Radio’s “Fresh” WWFS, 3.4-3.5-2.8. In the talk rodeo scene, there’s some re-building ahead. Cumulus’ WABC slips 3.0-2.9-2.5, and CC’s WOR is unchanged, 1.2-1.4-1.4. New York Public Radio’s news/talk WNYC-FM does its third straight 2.3 share. How about Cumulus’ country “Nash”? The news ain’t so great, and that could be due to all-Christmas on Lite. Going back to the October book, Nash is down 1.9-1.7-1.5-1.4. Its cume is also a tad weaker, now hanging just below one million. All-Christmas “Lite” mushroomed in cume. It went from just over 5.3 million to over 6.5 million. All shares in this section are age 6+ AQH for the total broadcast week.....

WBEB Tops Philly Radio Ratings - 1/22 - Tom Taylor Now on the Holiday monthly ratings for Philadelphia: Jerry Lee’s all-Christmas WBEB (then “B101”, now “More FM”) smashes records in this market, going 7.3-10.9-17.2. That’s the highest share of any station in the market under PPM, and if you want to go back to diaries (which you technically shouldn’t), it’s the largest share by any station since WIP-AM in 1968. Coincidentally, a piece of second place this time goes to Eagles-crazed all-sports WIP-FM. The CBS station holds at historically high PPM levels, 5.6-6.0-6.0. It’s tied with CBS classic hits WOGL, 6.6-5.3-6.0. Then comes CBS all-news KYW, 5.6-5.1-5.6. A forgettable month for the rockers – Greater Media’s classic rock WMGK’s off 5.5-5.5-4.7 and rock sister WMMR’s down 5.4-5.6-4.7. Clear Channel’s alternative “Radio 104.5” WRFF slides 4.0-3.7-3.2. In talk, there’s WHYY Inc.’s non-com news/talk WHYY, 2.3-2.7-2.3, ahead of CBS Radio’s WPHT 1.4-2.0-1.6. WPHT recently got Rush Limbaugh back from the Merlin station and re-worked its schedule. Cume leader – no shock here – is AC WBEB, at about 2.25 million. That’s about double that of #2 WOGL, at 1,180,900.....

WCBS's Carlos Silva Dies - 1/20 - Carlos Silva dies at 50, after producing and engineering New York Yankees games on CBS Radio's all-news WCBS, 880 AM, since the 2006 season. His cancer surfaced at the end of the 2012 season, but with treatment, he was able to work all of last year, and was preparing to return this year. More at cbslocal.com.....

Comcastic Skyscraper For Philly - 1/16 - Comcast has announced the construction of a new skyscraper in Philadelphia that will be home to up to 4,000 employees, including the newsrooms and studios of NBC’s WCAU and Telemundo’s WWSI, so reports TVSpy. The 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will be located at 1800 Arch Street. Construction is set to begin this summer and to be completed by the end of 2017. WCAU’s relocation to the new building will be its first move in 62 years. WWSI, the Telemundo station recently acquired by NBC Universal, will also move into the building. Both stations are currently located on City Line Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.....

WSTW Tops Wilmington - 1/10 - Tom Taylor Now on the latest Wilmington radio ratings: "Delmarva CHR WSTW enjoys its best share since Spring 2007. The recent trend - Fall 2012 6.3 to Spring 2013 7.5 to Fall 2013 8.5. Then we see Beasley’s AC WJBR, dropping about a share each of the last two books, 7.8-6.5-5.8 and Delmarva’s country WXCY, Havre de Grace, 2.9-4.4-4.0. In talk formats, there’s Delmarva’s news/talk WDEL (3.8-2.3-1.5) and Clear Channel’s talk WILM, 2.6-2.2-1.4".....

Anchor Changes At 10 - 1/7 - NBC-owned Channel 10/WCAU in Philadelphia makes some news anchor changes. Keith Jones moves from mornings to evenings, anchoring the 5 PM newscast with Jacqueline London. Sports director Vai Sikahema, who also anchored the 5 PM newscast, moves to the morning shift, anchoring from 4:30 AM to 7 AM with Tracy Davidson.....

Bob Grant Dies - 1/2 - Just months after retiring from his weekend talk show at Cumulus news talker WABC-AM, 770, Bob Grant died on New Year's Eve after what’s being described as a brief illness. He was 84. Grant began his conservative talk radio career at KABC-AM in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s but rose to fame when he came to New York and began a regular talk show at WMCA in 1970. He also worked at WABC and WOR, and WWDB-FM in Philadelphia. More at talker.com.....

WABC Unveils News Lineup - 1/2 - From nytimes.com: WABC-AM, 770, which is owned by Cumulus, will introduce a new lineup today that emphasizes live and local programming, as its two most popular hosts, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, move to a rival station, Clear Channel's WOR-AM, 710. Weekday programming at WABC will include the return of Curtis Sliwa's and Ron Kuby's show, "Curtis And Kuby,: from noon to 3 PM, after an absence of more than six years, and, starting Monday, a one-hour program at 5 PM with Pat Kiernan, the NY1 television anchor. Geraldo Rivera, who joined WABC in early 2012, will turn his focus to New York news in a two-hour live show at 10 AM, as Cumulus announced in November. Michael Savage's syndicated program, which has been heard in the evenings, will now run from 3 PM to 5 PM, "Imus In The Morning," with Don Imus, will continue from 6 AM to 10 AM. More: Cumulus names Craig Schwalb as program director of WABC. He's a veteran of SiriusXM and CBS Radio/NYC.....

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