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September 5, 1991 | Associated Press
ESPN and ABC Radio will jointly launch an all-sports national radio network in January of 1992, the two networks said Wednesday. The network will provide 16 hours of programming weekly, with weekend shows and weekday reports during morning and afternoon drive times. The weekend programming will concentrate on live news, interviews, game reports and magazine-style programming, ESPN said. The network will be called "ESPN Radio Network."
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BUSINESS
March 15, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Premiere Radio Networks Inc., syndicator of talk shows for Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, is joining forces with News Corp.'s Fox Sports to launch a sports radio network. The network, which will be called the Fox Sports Radio Network, is set to start by September. It aims to provide 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week sports programming to as many as 20 stations by 2001. The venture by Fox and Premiere Radio, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications Inc.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Premiere Radio Networks Inc., syndicator of talk shows for Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, is joining forces with News Corp.'s Fox Sports to launch a sports radio network. The network, which will be called the Fox Sports Radio Network, is set to start by September. It aims to provide 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week sports programming to as many as 20 stations by 2001. The venture by Fox and Premiere Radio, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications Inc.
SPORTS
October 1, 1993 | LARRY STEWART
In 1979, a Connecticut outfit started a 24-hour all-sports cable channel called the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. The big problem then was finding enough programming to fill 24 hours. The network, called ESPN for short--that's now the official name--opened with a slow-pitch softball telecast. When it had something as significant as a college football or basketball game, it would repeat it three or four times. Nowadays, the problem isn't finding programming.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sports Radio Network to Be Launched: ESPN and ABC Radio said they will launch an all-sports national radio network in January. ESPN Radio Network will offer 16 hours of programming weekly, with weekend shows and weekday reports during morning and afternoon drive times. Network officials expected 200 stations to sign up by the time the service begins. Both are subsidiaries of Capital Cities-ABC Inc.
SPORTS
October 1, 1993 | LARRY STEWART
In 1979, a Connecticut outfit started a 24-hour all-sports cable channel called the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. The big problem then was finding enough programming to fill 24 hours. The network, called ESPN for short--that's now the official name--opened with a slow-pitch softball telecast. When it had something as significant as a college football or basketball game, it would repeat it three or four times. Nowadays, the problem isn't finding programming.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Vulcan Ventures Inc., the company that invests for billionaire Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, said it will acquire closely held One-On-One Sports Inc., a sports radio network, to increase its sports-related holdings. Bellevue, Wash.-based Vulcan Ventures said One-On-One will be renamed Sporting News Radio Network. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The company acquired the Sporting News in February from the former Times Mirror Co.
SPORTS
January 26, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
Two days before Derrick Thomas was involved in the accident that has left him paralyzed, the Kansas City linebacker signed with the One-on-One sports radio network as a Super Bowl analyst. He was to have attended news conferences, done interviews and provided analysis all week. His only compensation was to have been $1,000 for the week and a credential to Sunday's game. "He was very excited," Mark Gentzkow, One-on-One's vice president of programming, said from Atlanta.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2012 | By Joe Flint
It's a good day for New York sports fans but a bad day for music lovers. CBS Corp. is buying WRXP-FM, a New York City radio station that currently plays alternative rock music, for $75 million. WRXP will be singing a different tune when CBS takes over. Rather than keep a music format, CBS is planning on turning the station into an all-sports radio station. Initially, WRXP will simulcast the CBS-owned all-sports talk station on WFAN-AM. It will also change its call sign to WFAN-FM.
NEWS
May 18, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Jones, Los Angeles' first black television anchorman whose highly visible career went into eclipse after he was convicted of check kiting 12 years ago, has died. He was 54. Jones died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer, his family said. A respected reporter who covered the Watts riots in 1965 and the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Jones took over the daily anchor's chair on KTTV Channel 11 in 1972.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sports Radio Network to Be Launched: ESPN and ABC Radio said they will launch an all-sports national radio network in January. ESPN Radio Network will offer 16 hours of programming weekly, with weekend shows and weekday reports during morning and afternoon drive times. Network officials expected 200 stations to sign up by the time the service begins. Both are subsidiaries of Capital Cities-ABC Inc.
SPORTS
September 5, 1991 | Associated Press
ESPN and ABC Radio will jointly launch an all-sports national radio network in January of 1992, the two networks said Wednesday. The network will provide 16 hours of programming weekly, with weekend shows and weekday reports during morning and afternoon drive times. The weekend programming will concentrate on live news, interviews, game reports and magazine-style programming, ESPN said. The network will be called "ESPN Radio Network."
SPORTS
January 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wade Phillips, who helped shape the Buffalo Bills into one of the NFL's strongest defensive teams, is expected to be hired today as the successor to Marv Levy. Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson acknowledged Sunday that a news conference has been scheduled for today. Wilson met with Phillips on Friday at the owner's winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Buffalo News reported Sunday that Phillips accepted the job during a phone conversation with Wilson on Saturday.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Meg James
Higher fees for programming boosted broadcasting giant CBS Corp. to a solid third quarter with 15.7% growth in profit. For the period that ended Sept. 30, the company reported net earnings of $391 million, or 60 cents a share, up from $338 million, or 50 cents a share, during the third quarter of 2011.  The earnings matched Wall Street analysts' forecasts. "CBS is keeping its streak with another quarter of record-breaking results," Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Wednesday in a conference call with analysts.
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