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NBC Re-signs Matt Lauer for “Today”

Matt Lauer has re-signed with NBC News, remaining as “Today” show co-anchor, despite the show losing #1 morning ratings to ABC's "Good Morning America." NBC executives did not disclose the exact term of the new deal but indicated it was for more than two years. Lauer’s current contract, which paid him a reported $20 million a year, was set to expire in the coming months.

FRIDAY the 13th (of June) in Broadcast History

June 13th was the birthday of Basil Rathbone of radio & film's Sherlock Holmes fame; broadcaster Ralph Edwards, and comedian Paul Lynde. "Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong, "The Long & Winding Road" by The Beatles, and Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hit #1. Late night broadcaster Tom Snyder interviewed serial Killer Charles Manson, and several celebrities breathed their last, including Major Bowes, Tim Russert, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dean, Fran Allison and Clyde McPhatter. Details of these and scores more June 13th anniversaries INSIDE.

KGO Cumulus Manager leaves the building

KGO Shake-up as Cumulus/San FranciscoMarket Manager Steve Sklenar exists the building...

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. June 12th

June 11th saw the start of Ed Sullivan's remarkable 25 year run Sunday nights on CBS-TV, and first gave us NBC Radio's weekend service, "Monitor." Pioneer Toronto radio station CFCA had its grand opening, Sonny & Cher made their TV debut, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first sides, and Lady Day Billie Holliday, while hospitalized, was charged with drug possession. Concluding their earth-bound gigs were Mr. Wizard Don Herbert, Doc on Gunsmoke Milburn Stone, sportscaster Charlie Jones, and big bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. Details on these and scores more anniversaries INSIDE.

Exclusive Seattle PPM Data Analysis by Research Director Inc.

courtesy June 11th 2014 SEATTLE-TACOMA: A Big Move Stations have been playing the radio version of musical chairs for quite some time now.  When the...

Bill O’Reilly Dethroned at Fox News Channel

It's only one week, but "The Kelly File" drew more eyeballs to Fox News than "The Factor."

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 11th

June 11th gave us actors Hugh Laurie and Gene Wilder, broadcasters Russ Hodges, Lawrence E Spivak and Greta Van Susteren. Victoria's Nelly Furtado hit #1 on the UK record charts, NBC-TV aired Fear Factor for the first time, Chuck Berry pleaded guilty to tax evasion, and the Mamas and the Papas played The Ed Sullivan Show. On this date we lost the Amos 'n' Andy TV Show, the Sopranos final episode played on premium cable, while Star Trek's doctor DeForest Kelley, Herb Anderson (the father of Dennis the Menace), and TV journalist David Brinkley checked out. Details of these and dozens more anniversaries INSIDE.

May 2014 Radio PPM Ratings for SEATTLE

MOVIN 92.5 jumps back into #1, while Hubbard Radio sister station KRWM settles for #2. ESPN 710 KIRO AM makes a nice jump to claim the #1 AM spot.

930 CJCA air check from the 80’s.

Mark Summers has come up with a few Questions about this aircheck. We're counting on some participation in our comments on this one...

Court Orders Casey Kasem To Be Fed, Hydrated And Medicated As...

A Washington State court has once again stepped in to rule on the health of CASEY KASEM, ruling YESTERDAY (6/9) that KASEM should be fed, hydrated and medicated. A court-appointed attorney evaluated the health of KASEM following moves made by CASEY's daughter, KERRY KASEM, to begin end of life measures.