Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal "TNF" Ratings Down For Titans-Jags Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade Media Notes MLB Franchise Notes Cuba Decision Could Impact MLB Wojnarowski Profile Alleges Improper Sourcing Media Notes
Published September 25, 1995
The Ford Motor Co., Metro Detroit Ford Dealers and WXYZ-TV have purchased the remaining tickets for tonight's Lions-49ers game ensuring the ABC "Monday Night" broadcast will be shown locally (DETROIT NEWS, 9/24)....Infinity Broadcasting will pay $275M for seven radio stations owned by Alliance Broadcasting, including San Francisco's KFRC-AM/FM which broadcasts the A's and Sharks (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 9/24)....MLB Productions has produced "WAHOO! What a Finish," a 55-minute video on the '95 Indians. The video will be distributed by Orion Home Video (Orion).... Fox's John Madden is promoting Sony's surround sound as the best way to hear football on TV (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 9/24). ....Boxing sources say the decision on whether to move TVKO's Bowe-Holyfield from November 4 is stuck on a dispute between Bowe and Caesars Palace, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Holyfield's money is guaranteed, but Bowe's depends on various percentages, including the gate. Caesars is said to want to withdraw a portion of Bowe's site fee if the fight is moved (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/24). Meanwhile, HBO has announced that it will premiere "Forrest Gump" on November 4 opposite Tyson-Mathis on Fox (Baltimore SUN, 9/25)....The N.Y. TIMES profiles Hot Java --a new computer language which allows Web pages to carry immediate updates which could "transport the Web to the next level." The technology is being used experimentally by Starwave with ESPNET's SportsZone (N.Y. TIMES, 9/25).