WRKO loses Fox, picks up ABC

revdoug1@myfairpoint.net revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Wed Aug 4 00:39:39 EDT 2010

Is there any word as to whether any other station is picking up the Fox 
And BTW --- does WTKK still carry the one-minute NBC News Radio 
newscasts?   -Doug

Quoting Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>:
> <<On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 19:16:50 -0400, "Mark Watson" 
> <markwats@comcast.net> said:
> > Doug wrote:
> >> I haven't noticed --- is 'BZ still an ABC affiliate as well?   It was up
> >> until a week or two ago.   -
> >   They aired an ABC report on the Manchester CT shooting rampage at 2:31PM
> > today. 
> The radio networks long ago gave up on that sort of affiliate
> exclusivity; these days the policy is "if you run the spots[1], you get
> to air the content".  (Affiliates, of course, still care about the
> *other* sort of exclusivity, that nobody else in the market can carry
> the same content.  Presumably WRKO is running one of the other ABC
> news feeds -- ISTR that they were using ABC Entertainment last time
> around, but I have no idea what this is called in the post-Disney
> era.)
> -GAWollman
> [1] And, of course, pay the rights feeds for those programs that
> aren't strict barter. 

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