CBS started alerting viewers Friday night that Dish Network could pluck out the Eye in certain markets, in the latest dispute to hit the pay-TV biz. "Attention, Dish customers! You could soon lose CBS," the broadcaster's spots said. Over all, there are 14 CBS-owned stations covered under Dish agreement, plus seven CW, two My Network TV and three independent stations (including WWJ-TV Ch. 62 and WKBD-TV Ch. 50 Detroit).
Full story: CBS Warns Viewers That It May Go Dark on Dish Network (Fri, 11/14)
STEVE CHESSARE has been upped to VP/Market Manager of GREATER MEDIA's DETROIT-based cluster. He has been serving as the Market Manager since APRIL of 2013.
Full story: Steve Chessare Promoted To VP/Market Manager Of Greater Media/Detroit (Fri, 11/14)
Mason County Press:
Former local radio personality Guy Wynn Titsworth died over the weekend, according to postings on Facebook. Guy, known on the air as Guy Wynn, most recently worked at WMOM radio in Ludington.
Full story: Former radio personality dies (Sun, 11/16)
- Trading hands: Classic Hits WUPS-FM 98.5 and Country WTWS-FM 92.1 Harrison/Houghton Lake; seller is Bridge to Bridge, buyer is Black Diamond Broadcast Group, LLC - agreed upon sales price is $1.65 million with the deal still needing FCC approval and a closing.
- Exited: Ray Bentley from morning drive at Cumulus Media/Grand Rapids Sports WBBL-FM 107.3.