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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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ALL THAT JAZZ: FLAGSHIP STATION AND NBA TEAM SEVER TIES

After eleven years as the Jazz flagship radio station, KISN- AM and the team have "ended their official relationship," according to the DESERET NEWS. KISN VP Patrick Ready issued a press release Satur

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07/01/96
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN will air the "Visa Gold Medal Athlete Special," hosted by Dick Schapp on July 10, at 8:00pm EDT. The show focuses on the USA/VISA Decathlon Team and the Visa Gold Medal Athlete Program (USA/VISA

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, IBM, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Media, Visa, Walt Disney

07/01/96
WHAT ARE GAMES WITHOUT PROMOS? NBC SPOTS LEAD TO SPECIAL

"We want to give people a reason to root," NBC Sports VP Ed Markey says of the "emotional" promo spots the network is running for the Atlanta Games, according to the BOSTON GLOBE. The spots are a lead

Tags: NBC, Media

07/01/96
X MARKS THE SPOT: MORE VIEWERS FOR THE X GAMES THIS YEAR

An average of 821,000 homes "tuned in during three nights" to the X Games on ESPN, a 10% increase over last year, according to the BOSTON GLOBE. Jack Craig writes, "Little wonder that Winter X Games w

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

06/28/96
MEDIA NOTES

Westinghouse has purchased Miami-based news company, TeleNoticias, and will launch a 24-hour Spanish-language new channel in the U.S. later this year (NEWSDAY, 6/28)....In Tampa, Doug Carlson comments

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Microsoft, NBA, NBC, NFL, San Antonio Spurs, Media, TBS/TNT, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

06/28/96
ESPN ANNOUNCES WINTER X GAMES' LOCATION SET

Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA, will host the inaugural Winter X Games, to be held January 30-February 2, ''97. ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise eight hours from the Games. ESPN2 wi

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

06/28/96
NASCAR AND "WINSTON CUP SCENE" ANNOUNCE LICENSING ALLIANCE

NASCAR and "Winston Cup Scene" a publication on the Winston Cup division, announced a licensing alliance that includes new names for both weekly and monthly publications, and editorial and promotional

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Media, Walt Disney

06/28/96
WIMBLEDON GOES ON WITHOUT TOP NAMES IN DRAW

In Houston, Mike McDaniel compliments HBO''s Wimbledon coverage, adding Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova and Mary Carillo "have proved to be a terrific broadcasting trio" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/28

Tags: HBO, NBC, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner

06/27/96
MEDIA NOTES

The $325,000 "Challenge" tennis event, featuring John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Yannick Noah, and Andres Gomez, will be telecast July 6-7 on ABC. The scheduling is designed to follow NBC''s Wimbledon co

Tags: ABC, DirecTV, NBC, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/27/96
NETWORK NEWS AND NOTES: SWANSON RETURNS TO TV IN NEW YORK

Former ABC Sports President Dennis Swanson was named President & GM of WNBC, the NBC-owned TV station in New York. Swanson replaces Bill Bolster, who will focus on his job as President of CNBC (AD AGE

Tags: ABC, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

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