SBD/17/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     ABC NewsWire, the 24-hour news and information service for
radio, has announced the addition of ESPN SportsWire and
SportsTicker as info providers (ABC Radio Networks)....The Lions
are launching a 24-page newspaper that will run weekly during the
season and 25 times annually (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 7/16
issue)....Colorado Studios owner Phil Garvin, in partnership with
Comsat Video Enterprises and Prime Sports, will rent a hangar at
Denver's old Stapleton Airport with an eye toward building a
sound stage on the site and developing it for use as a TV and
film production facility (DENVER POST, 7/16)....Richard Sandomir
reviews his own performance sitting in for Chet Coppock on
"NewSport Talk":  "It's bad enough when producers think that some
of the experienced people they hire are talented.  But to let a
neophyte pretend to be a professional anchor was arrogant.  Or
pitiful" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/17)....CBS is asking advertisers to pay
between $30-35,000 per 30-second spot for the Seles-Navratilova
match on July 29, according to INSIDE MEDIA.  In addition, Reebok
won't be buying ad time on the U.S. Open for the second
consecutive year (Reynolds & Brockington, INSIDE MEDIA, 7/12-8/1
issue)....GOLF WEEK's Dave Shedloski notes that this could be
Jack Nicklaus' last British Open for ABC.  However, ABC has
signed Curtis Strange to work on the next four British starting
in '96 (GOLF WEEK, 7/15).... ....Univ. of Minnesota's Pat Forceia
and WCHA Commissioner Bruce McLeod are representing the four
major college hockey franchises -- the WCHA, CCHA, ECAC and
Hockey East -- in negotiations with ESPN on TV coverage and other
marketing issues.  ESPN will cover NCAA regionals, the Final Four
and some regular-season games (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/16).
....In Denver, Bob Kravitz takes on NBC analyst Johnny Miller for
his assessment of LPGA player Kris Tschetter during this
weekend's U.S. Women's Open.  Miller called Tschetter a "great
looking woman.  But she has strength, too."  Kravitz called it
"unquestionably sexist."  Miller defended himself by comparing
Tschetter to John Daly, "You say, 'Where did all that power come
from?'  That's the point I was making" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS,
7/16)....IBM, the official information provider to Wimbledon,
recorded more than 3 million "accesses" on Wimbledon's Web site
during the tournament (Raymond Snoddy, FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/15-16
issue).
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