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O' LITTLE SECTION OF MEDIA NOTES
Published December 22, 1995
Former Piston Bill Laimbeer has signed a deal with PASS cable to do a sports program. Laimbeer's show will be featured monthly (DETROIT NEWS, 12/22)....NHL Senior VP Steve Solomon, formerly of ABC, "downplays reports" he is a candidate to be President of CBS Sports (USA TODAY, 12/22). ...."Hoyt 'n' Andy's Sportsbender," ESPN's planned animated program, has been "postponed indefinitely from its planned Christmas day start" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/22)....USA Network announced their planned fight for Tommy Hearns has been cancelled. Hearns' fight would have been his second in four months, and the network "no longer wishes to be a party to his diminished capacity" (Phil Mushnick, N.Y. POST, 12/22). ....Radio stocks were up yesterday upon news an emerging telecom bill could lead to a wave of mergers. Infinity Broadcasting was up 3 3/4 to 36 1/2, Evergreen Media was up 3 5/8 to 27 1/2, and American Radio Systems was up 4 1/4 to 25 1/2 ("Moneyline," CNN, 12/21)....Jeff Cockin, TV negotiator for CART's U.S. 500, said Fox wants a prime time start, but the Michigan course doesn't have the lights. CBS is said to have changed its mind "a couple times" (USA TODAY, 12/22).