| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 11:24 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 8:01 AM
For 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...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 9:04 AM
Jay Leno's prime-time career on NBC will end on Feb. 12. Whether Conan O'Brien's late-night career with the network will also be ending next month remains to be seen.
Speaking to reporters at the semiannual Television Critics Assn.'s press tour, NBC...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2009
| 9:43 AM
Struggling newspapers should be allowed to operate as nonprofits similar to public broadcasting stations, Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., proposed Tuesday.
Cardin introduced a bill that would allow newspapers to choose tax-exempt status. They would no...
| Mar 23, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated It isn't only the auto industry that's struggling in Michigan. The newspaper business is in serious trouble. And this is not good for America. As someone who spent some of his most memorable early years......