Finebaum Signs With ESPN, SEC Network Audience For NBA Conf. Semis Down ESPN Layoffs Reportedly In "Low Hundreds" WNBA Sky Ink Five-Year Local TV Deal PGATour.com To Air Series On UW Golf Team ESPN Has First Mass Layoffs In Years SI Brass Discuss Future Of Publication "30 For 30" To Feature Pistons' Bad Boys ACC Network Faces Roadblock In Rights Issue Preakness Stakes Ratings Up 9% For NBC
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Published October 12, 1995
The Celtics will move their radio broadcasts to WRKO-AM from all-sports WEEI. The switch assures the team will have all preseason, regular season games, and any post-season games on one outlet. Spencer Ross and Cedric Maxwell will be the broadcast team (Celtics)....TBS's coverage of the UAW-GM 500 Sunday from Charlotte received a 3.4 rating, "Turner's highest rating in seven years of covering the race" (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 10/12)...NESN will cover 18 AHL games this season in a Friday Night game of the week package (NESN)....ESPN's Extreme Games will return to Rhode Island in June '96 (ESPN)....Procter & Gamble Co. and Gatorade have signed on as charter sponsors of the NewSport TV network in multi-year deals. Both sponsors will receive multiple 30-second spots, logo placement on NewSport's Scorebox, program billboards, and other areas (NewSport)....CBS Inc. reported a 43% drop in third-quarter net income on "slightly higher profits." Lower ratings were cited as a reason (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/12). NEWSDAY reports CBS' poor start to the fall season (prime time ratings are off 19% from last year) could cause millions in make-goods to advertisers (NEWSDAY, 10/12).