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MEDIA NOTES

     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).
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