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Published November 17, 1997
N.Y. Fox-affiliate WNYC "was the only Fox affiliate in the country not to pick up the national network feed" of the Redskins-Cowboys game last night at 7:00pm ET. Fox Sports VP/Media Relations Vince Wladika: "It was a decision that our New York station made on Friday, and they are the only one who chose not to go that route" (Baltimore SUN, 11/17). ...USA TODAY's Rudy Martzke reports that ESPN Radio, which now consists of 16 weekend hours, will add 55 weeknight hours in January, primarily game-related updates, as well as 15 weekday hours via talk from "The Sports Reporters" panelist Tony Kornheiser (USA TODAY, 11/17)....Westinghouse said it will officially change its name and stock symbol to CBS on December 1. The Pittsburgh-based company sold its industrial operations and said it will "focus solely on TV and radio" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/17)....CNBC's "The Edge" examined the emergence of new women's sports magazines. Dewitt Media President Gene Dewitt: "The [WNBA] sold out ... Figure skating commands a premium now on [TV] and does a very good rating. So there are enough signs to me that women's sports are becoming more important and that makes them more important to marketers" (CNBC, 11/14).