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Published June 30, 1995
HBO's average national rating for the first two broadcast dates at Wimbledon is up 113% over last year. The '95 average rating is a 1.7/5 share, compared to a 0.8/3 in '94 (HBO Sports)....With the close of the NBA season, CNN is replacing "This Week in the NBA" with one hour editions of "Sports Today" and Sunday "Sports Tonight" (CNN)....The 12th annual NHL Awards Television Special will be carried live July 6 on CBC and shown on tape delay by ESPN (NHL)....Prime will air "Baseball at the Break," a live two-hour show previewing the MLB All-Star Game on July 10 (Prime Sports). ...."There is a growing possibility" that the Maple Leafs will part ways with The Fan 590 in Toronto. According to David Shoalts, "Telemedia isn't willing to pay" more than C$700,000 for radio rights to the '95-96. Molson is reportedly asking C$1.2M (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 6/30).... KMAX, L.A.'s only all-sports radio station, will serve as the flagship station of the IHL Ice Dogs and broadcast all games during the 1995-96 season (Ice Dogs)....With its first-ever annual profit in hand ("in the $2 million range"), DC's all-sports WTEM-AM is "seriously crunching the numbers to see if it makes sense" to go after rights to the Capitals (Leonard Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST, 6/30).