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Published April 28, 1995
The Sharks announced that selected games will be on KNEW- radio, which will air four regular season games and any playoff games not carried by flagship KFRC due to A's conflicts (Sharks)....Turner Sports Exec Producer Mike Pearl said TNT's NFL pregame show will be expanded to a full hour next season, going up against ESPN's NFL PrimeTime. Pearl: "I still like the name 'NFL Tonight'" (USA TODAY, 4/28).... National Nielsen ratings for sports programming have been delayed, but last weekend's "NHL on Fox" posted a 2.7/6 in overnights. This was the Fox's highest NHL rating of the season. Detroit has the highest local ratings, averaging 7.4 after four Sundays. St. Louis averages 7.3, Boston 4.4, and Philadelphia 4.1 (Fox Sports)....Cablevision founder and CEO Charles Dolan is profiled in the current FINANCIAL WORLD. Dolan: "The heart of local programming is sports and news. You go down the street in New York and you end up at Madison Square Garden" (FINANCIAL WORLD, 5/9 issue)....In New York, Steve Zipay reports that WFAN's likely five-year deal with the Mets ends speculation that the Yankees would shift there from WABC (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 4/28).