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Published September 5, 1995
Westwood One will begin syndicating Scott Ferrall's radio sports talk show, "Ferrall on the Bench," today. Westwood, which hopes more than 200 stations sign on within six months, plugs Ferrall as speaking "the language of Generation X" with some radio execs predicting Ferrall "will become this generation's Howard Cosell" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/5)....In Boston, Cablevision has agreed to carry the Golf Channel, but "exactly when hasn't been determined." Jim Greenidge also reports that "industry sources say that ESPN is looking at the Golf Channel very closely, and if it fails, ESPN may consider its own golf channel" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/3)....Warner Bros. has gained the film rights to "Fast Greens," a Turk Pipkin book about a golf grudge match (GOLF WORLD, 9/1 issue)....Orioles/ESPN announcer Jon Miller "strongly" denied rumors he is headed to Chicago to replace Harry Caray (S.F. EXAMINER, 9/3).... Packers games carried on cable will continue to be made available on "free" TV in Milwaukee for at least the next three seasons. Earlier an NFL official said that since the Packers no longer play in Milwaukee, "it could not be considered the home market for the team as it had in the past" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/1)....CNBC's "Sports View" on Friday examined NFL network ad sales. CNBC's Lisa Castleman: "Media buyers say that there has been a pent up demand for ad space in pro sports programming [due to the MLB strike]. ... So football, which enters the season relatively free of labor strife, remains the best game in town for fall" (CNBC, 9/1).