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August 3, 2001 | JIM PATTERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enthusiastic young fans crowded into the Country Music Hall of Fame to cheer on Brad Paisley as one of the first "CMT Most Wanted Live" shows aired. Slightly apart from the crowd, John Sykes watched, chatting with nervous Country Music Television employees who sidled up to introduce themselves to the new boss from New York. Sykes, an MTV Networks executive who was there when MTV was created and is the mastermind behind VH1, is remaking CMT, which became part of MTV Networks just over a year ago.
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February 26, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is getting into the awards business. The radio conglomerate announced Wednesday that it is teaming with NBC to air its first iHeartRadio Music Awards in May. The three-hour, fan-voted show will set up at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Clear Channel said.   No performers or a host have been revealed, but Clear Channel's telecast will “showcase this year's biggest artists and songs and feature live performances, never-before-done duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations,” according to a news release announcing the awards.
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SPORTS
February 16, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes, Cal State Fullerton's starting center at the beginning of the season, has been dropped from the team, Fullerton Coach John Sneed said Thursday. "John Sykes is through for the year," Sneed said. "He missed the team meeting yesterday and hasn't been attending study hall." Sykes had missed six games this season because of disciplinary suspensions or illness, and had not been expected to play any more this season even if he was with the team.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Looking to expand its foothold beyond the AM-FM dial, radio giant Clear Channel has tapped entertainment industry veteran John Sykes to lead a push into television, digital and live events. Clear Channel, the nation's biggest owner of stations with 850 outlets across the country including KIIS-FM, KOST-FM and KBIG-FM in Los Angeles, wants to leverage its strength in radio across a wide range of platforms. "We can use that horsepower to create new products," said Bob Pittman, chief executive of Clear Channel parent company CC Media Holdings Inc. The hiring of Sykes is the first major move by Pittman since becoming chief executive of CC Media last November.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2002 | Jeff Leeds
Viacom Inc. named veteran music executive John Sykes to head its Infinity Radio division. The move follows the unexpected departure three weeks ago of Infinity chief Farid Suleman, who left to become a partner at New York leveraged buyout firm Forstmann Little & Co., which owns competing radio chain Citadel Communications. Sykes, 46, had been president of the VH1 and CMT cable channels for Viacom's MTV Networks.
SPORTS
December 31, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes, Cal State Fullerton's starting center the past 3 games, has been suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons, Coach John Sneed said. Sneed said Sykes was suspended after practice Wednesday but refused to elaborate. Sykes was not with the team at Friday's game. Cedric Ceballos, Fullerton's leading scorer, said that Sykes broke a team rule. "He was not doing what (Sneed) asked him to do," Ceballos said.
SPORTS
February 15, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes still practices with Cal State Fullerton's basketball team, but he might never play another minute for the Titans. "I doubt it," Sykes said as he worked on his shooting after practice this week. "I doubt it." For three seasons, Sykes has been the Titans' center of contention. He is a free-thinking senior who hasn't gotten along with two head coaches. Still, Sykes has maintained a legion of loyal fans who cheer and chant, "Syke-O, Syke-O" whenever he enters a game.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is getting into the awards business. The radio conglomerate announced Wednesday that it is teaming with NBC to air its first iHeartRadio Music Awards in May. The three-hour, fan-voted show will set up at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Clear Channel said.   No performers or a host have been revealed, but Clear Channel's telecast will “showcase this year's biggest artists and songs and feature live performances, never-before-done duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations,” according to a news release announcing the awards.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Looking to expand its foothold beyond the AM-FM dial, radio giant Clear Channel has tapped entertainment industry veteran John Sykes to lead a push into television, digital and live events. Clear Channel, the nation's biggest owner of stations with 850 outlets across the country including KIIS-FM, KOST-FM and KBIG-FM in Los Angeles, wants to leverage its strength in radio across a wide range of platforms. "We can use that horsepower to create new products," said Bob Pittman, chief executive of Clear Channel parent company CC Media Holdings Inc. The hiring of Sykes is the first major move by Pittman since becoming chief executive of CC Media last November.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc. promoted Joel Hollander to chief executive of its Infinity Broadcasting radio division. Hollander, the unit's president and chief operating officer since May 2003, succeeds John Sykes, who is transferring to a new job developing cable networks at Viacom's MTV division.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2002 | Jeff Leeds
Viacom Inc. named veteran music executive John Sykes to head its Infinity Radio division. The move follows the unexpected departure three weeks ago of Infinity chief Farid Suleman, who left to become a partner at New York leveraged buyout firm Forstmann Little & Co., which owns competing radio chain Citadel Communications. Sykes, 46, had been president of the VH1 and CMT cable channels for Viacom's MTV Networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2001 | JIM PATTERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enthusiastic young fans crowded into the Country Music Hall of Fame to cheer on Brad Paisley as one of the first "CMT Most Wanted Live" shows aired. Slightly apart from the crowd, John Sykes watched, chatting with nervous Country Music Television employees who sidled up to introduce themselves to the new boss from New York. Sykes, an MTV Networks executive who was there when MTV was created and is the mastermind behind VH1, is remaking CMT, which became part of MTV Networks just over a year ago.
SPORTS
February 16, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes, Cal State Fullerton's starting center at the beginning of the season, has been dropped from the team, Fullerton Coach John Sneed said Thursday. "John Sykes is through for the year," Sneed said. "He missed the team meeting yesterday and hasn't been attending study hall." Sykes had missed six games this season because of disciplinary suspensions or illness, and had not been expected to play any more this season even if he was with the team.
SPORTS
February 15, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes still practices with Cal State Fullerton's basketball team, but he might never play another minute for the Titans. "I doubt it," Sykes said as he worked on his shooting after practice this week. "I doubt it." For three seasons, Sykes has been the Titans' center of contention. He is a free-thinking senior who hasn't gotten along with two head coaches. Still, Sykes has maintained a legion of loyal fans who cheer and chant, "Syke-O, Syke-O" whenever he enters a game.
SPORTS
December 31, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD
John Sykes, Cal State Fullerton's starting center the past 3 games, has been suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons, Coach John Sneed said. Sneed said Sykes was suspended after practice Wednesday but refused to elaborate. Sykes was not with the team at Friday's game. Cedric Ceballos, Fullerton's leading scorer, said that Sykes broke a team rule. "He was not doing what (Sneed) asked him to do," Ceballos said.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2005 | From Reuters
Media conglomerate Viacom Inc. and Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, are in talks to form a joint venture that would create several new cable networks, a source familiar with the matter said. Neither Comcast nor Viacom would comment. Comcast and Viacom's MTV Networks would co-own the business, which would include lifestyle channels as well as digital media products such as video on demand and electronic commerce, the New York Post reported, citing a source close to Comcast.
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