8 November 2005
Chicago Daily Herald
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Remotely interesting: The local grassroots group Chicago Media Action has joined the Washington, D.C.-based Media Access Project in filing a petition to deny license renewal for nine Chicago TV stations: WBBM Channel 2, WMAQ Channel 5, WLS Channel 7, WGN Channel 9, WCIU Channel 26, WFLD Channel 32, WCPX Channel 38, WSNS Channel 44 and WPWR Channel 50. The main point of the petition is a Center for Media and Public Affairs study showing "the systematic negligence of a key obligation of public service - local election coverage in an election year." ... The Kaiser Family Foundation releases a new study of sexual content on TV on Wednesday.
Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw receives the Emery Reves Award for Lifetime Achievements in Journalism from the Churchill Center in a gala dinner at the Hotel Intercontinental downtown tonight. MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is the master of ceremonies.
End of the dial: The rock-talk show "Sound Opinions" with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot leaves WXRT 93.1-FM for WBEZ 91.5-FM next month. They were lured over by a bigger production budget, better facilities and the opportunity to release podcasts and syndicate the show through National Public Radio.
The progressive-talk format on WCPT 850-AM has had its day shortened with the end of daylight savings time on the dawn-to-dusk station. It now goes off the air with the national anthem at 5:30 p.m.
- Ted Cox
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