SBD/April 11, 2013/Media

Media Notes

In N.Y., Claire Atkinson cites sources as saying that Guggenheim Partners Exec Chair Alan Schwartz is "quietly shopping MSG’s Fuse network." While Guggenheim "hasn’t officially been hired, Schwartz is having informal conversations with various parties interested in the music channel." Schwartz is a "board member at Fuse parent MSG and is a friend of" MSG Exec Chair James Dolan (N.Y. POST, 4/11).

HEALTH SCARE FOR REMY: Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy "had a recurrence of lung cancer this past January." Remy yesterday said that a "tumor was discovered in a different spot than the original tumor, which required surgery that involved the removal of what he estimated was a third of his lung." He added that this time he "did not need surgery, but flew back from spring training in March for four days of radiation treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital" (ESPNBOSTON.com, 4/10). The Boston Globe's tweeted, "Spoke to Jerry Remy this morning. Believe him completely when he says he's in a good frame of mind. This did not blindside him"

UPPING YOUR GOLF GAME: The N.Y. TIMES reviewed EA Sports' "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14" videogame and noted the franchise "has become easier to play in recent years." But refinements to "gameplay and career advancement for a created golfer make this year's version ... more challenging and more rewarding." An interactive look at "golf history, featuring Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and a well-chosen Lee Trevino, is a new mode for this year." The inclusion of all four "major golf tournaments and the LPGA Tour -- both for the first time -- help make this edition the series' best ever" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/10).

MOVERS & SHAKERS: The K.C. Star hired St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Vahe Gregorian as a general columnist. Gregorian will cover "all aspects of the local and national sports scene, from the Chiefs and Royals to college athletics and beyond." He joined the Post-Dispatch in '88 and currently serves as the beat writer for the Univ. of Missouri (K.C. STAR, 4/9)....SI has hired Newark Star-Ledger NFL Giants beat reporter Jenny Vrentas as a staff writer, effective May 1 (THE DAILY)....Seattle-based KJR-AM reported on its website that former Browns President Mike Holmgren would work as a "regular contributor and NFL expert" (CLEVELAND.com, 4/10).
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