Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC 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 Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
SBD/Issue 221/Sports Media
Published August 5, 2009
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EXCHANGE PROGRAM: WEEI-AM and the Boston Globe yesterday announced that Globe sports writers "will be allowed to appear as call-in contributors on all programming on WEEI." Globe writers have not appeared on WEEI programs since '99 "after a disagreement over the shows' content" (BOSTON.com, 8/4). In Boston, gossip columnists Fee & Raposa cite sources as saying that Globe writers will not appear "in the studio." Meanwhile, Boston Globe columnist Tony Massarotti reportedly is "close to fleeing" the paper for an afternoon show on WBZ-FM (BOSTON HERALD, 8/5).
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: Golf Channel will unveil a new broadcast enhancement this week that allows fans to see and hear player and caddie conversations by putting a stationary microphone and dedicated camera on the tee box of select holes. "Inside View presented by Citi" is also expected at the BMW Championship, Tour Championship and Presidents Cup. All audio and video will be tape delayed (Jon Show, SportsBusiness Journal).
PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: K.C. Star columnist Joe Posnanski is leaving the paper to become a senior writer for SI. Posnanski: "I have been offered what I honestly believe is the best job in American sports writing." Posnanski has been writing for SI and SI.com since last August (K.C. STAR, 8/5)....L.A. Daily News writer Brian Dohn has announced that he is "moving to New Jersey." Dohn's "Inside UCLA" blog was "one of the, if not the, highest traffic blogs in the Daily News stable" (LAOBSERVED.com, 8/3).