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April 1, 1963: WVON founded as a 1,000-watt station at 1450 AM by Leonard and Phil Chess; Pervis Spann, the Blues Man, is the first DJ on the air. 1968: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson calls WVON to report news of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there. Instead of promoting happy hours and...
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other. The barrage of ads urging...
VarietyStrong demand for political advertising drove an 11.2% revenue gain at Gannett Co.'s TV stations for the second quarter. Revenues at Gannett's 23 affiliate stations climbed to $197.7 million, fueled by a $9 million gain in political blurbs as well as...
Virginia's governor has reappointed the University of Virginia board member who led the failed effort to oust school president Teresa Sullivan. Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed university Rector Helen Dragas of Virginia Beach on Friday. Dragas was the...
Gov. Bob McDonnell has reappointed embattled rector Helen Dragas to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. He also added two new “senior advisor” positions to the board, which has been dragged through controversy since firing then...
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Lawyers for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend have asked a judge for a hearing on a motion to have the case retried. George Huguely and his lawyers appeared in Charlottesville Circuit...
Tags: Judges, Sports, Litigation, Justice System, Chevy Chase
When Kim Wilson was offered the opportunity to take the reins of The South Bend Tribune, she gladly accepted. Wilson, 41, who most recently served about three years as president and publisher of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, was announced as The...
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Gannett Co. is cutting 2 percent of its workforce, or 700 employees, at its U.S. Community Publishing division as the company struggles to turn the corner on a deep downturn in advertising revenue. "As we reach the mid-point of the year, the economic...
Associated Press WriterFor more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer. The business model is unraveling at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the local stations that...
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