When the first season of the revamped Dallas debuted in June, it was described in the trade press as a ratings gusher, pulling in a solid 6.9 million viewers. It seems that the ratings bonanza is now over. The show's second season pulled in fewer than 3 million viewers, a series low. It fared even ... More >>
No specials on bacon doughnuts? Anyone?UPDATE 1:53 p.m.: We called FOX Broadcasting Company to see if Homer Simpson wanted to weigh in. We got a response. This is what Homer (THE Homer Simpson) had to say:"In honor of National Donut Day I will take a moment to remember all the brave donuts that ... More >>
Courtesy FOX BroadcastingBradley Whitford's days taking a free spin on the Fair Park merry-go-round have come to an end.Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, just called with disappointing but not entirely surprising news: The Good Guys will not return for a second season. Which mea ... More >>
On the other side is the announcement from Unfair Park's across-the-street neighbor, which is about to scoot to Victory Park. Long story short: Cumulus Media is moving its four local radio stations, including The Ticket and KLIF, into 20,248 square feet of empty next door to the American Airlines ... More >>
Texas Psychedelic RockIf you'd like to read more about Ron Chapman's teevee gig back in the 1960s, dig this.The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the latest inductee into its hall of fame: the former Irving Harrigan, as he was known to listeners of KLIF waaaay back in the day. Th ... More >>
Steve MauldinLast I looked, Steve Mauldin's still listed on the KTVT-Channel 11 Web site as president and general manager of that station -- and its KTXA-Channel 21 sibling too. But not according to Variety: Says the Hollywood trade in a just-posted piece, Maudlin's off to Los Angeles to take ove ... More >>
ABC TelevisionThe pay's peanuts, but you could spend all day with Leah Pipes and Billy Zane. Right.Before they were looking for a "Pretty-Handsome Harvard/Yale Type" to stand next to Billy Zane; now, "fit" will do. Seems Twentieth Century Fox had some trouble finding extras with whom they could f ... More >>
It's not the most surprising press release to ever arrive in the Unfair Park in-box -- especially given the fact that City Manager Mary Suhm's FY2009-2010 budget cut its funding ($246,000 for last fiscal year, about a third of its annual operating budget). But there it is: Dallas iMedia Network, ... More >>
Hillary Clinton and Kay Bailey Hutchison unite to inspire
Yep. And you said so, according to this 72-page study from a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which surveyed radio listeners in six markets, including DFW, only to find that they're all dissatisfied with what they're hearing. It's not that hard, folks. Really, it isn't. Just play ... More >>
Friday, July 27, at the Palladium
CSA envisions life today if the South had won the war
One nonprofit helped save radio. Sort of. For now.
Why does everybody want to eat WRR?
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With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
Fast Times at Ridgemont High will always be a connection to high school memories
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low
After years of talking and hoping, DNA Productions finally inks a big-time deal
KERA's president has brought credibility back to local public broadcasting, but she's quitting her job anyway
Why is multimillionaire Scott Ginsburg building one of the world's most expensive restaurants in Dallas? Because he can.
Disney hopes its upstart kids radio network will be more than just a Mickey Mouse effort
An unlikely suburban airwave pirate lands in the FCC's crosshairs
Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to
KERA makes a stab for its former glory with less wheedling and more programming
After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell
Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community
Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?
A breach-of-contract lawsuit dogs A.H. Belo's bid to join the media big leagues
The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.
Proposed public-TV sanctions would target KERA hard sell