LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes
Published February 5, 1996
CBS golf analyst Ken Venturi, completing his last full season on PGA Tour coverage, is profiled in the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Venturi will still operate golf schools and a line of clothes (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2/4)...KARE-TV announced it will not renew "The Dennis Green Show" in '96, ending a two-year relationship. Green reportedly earned $100,000 a year for the show (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/3)....Jeff Hagedorn is leaving his job as host of the Rockets Radio Network. He will go work for KARE-TV in Minneapolis (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 2/4)....The Brewers named Jim Powell to replace Pat Hughes on their radio broadcasts. He will team with Bob Uecker. Powell has been play- by-play announcer for the Univ. of South Carolina basketball team since '94 (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 2/4)....WBPS, a Prime Sports Radio affiliate in Boston, will be going off the air. One source told the BOSTON GLOBE they thought the closeout was "not coincidental with the fact that Prime Sports Radio in Dallas, which operates WBPS, was sold recently to The MacMullen Group. Among 52 affiliate stations, WBPS was the only one that Prime managed, making it the most expensive" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/4)....Magic Johnson, on a possible Bulls-Lakers Finals this summer: "Just think what the ratings around the world are going to be. The world will tune in" ("NBA on NBC," 2/4)....Golf sites on the Web are profiled by the N.Y. TIMES. GolfWeb has sold out advertising for its coverage of the four major men's championships. Also noted: iGolf and NBC Golf Tour (N.Y. TIMES, 2/4).