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Volume 24 No. 156
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     The Sharks announced that selected games will be on  KNEW-
radio, which will air four regular season games and any playoff
games not carried by flagship KFRC due to A's conflicts
(Sharks)....Turner Sports Exec Producer Mike Pearl said TNT's NFL
pregame show will be expanded to a full hour next season, going
up against ESPN's NFL PrimeTime.  Pearl: "I still like the name
'NFL Tonight'" (USA TODAY, 4/28).... National Nielsen ratings for
sports programming have been delayed, but last weekend's "NHL on
Fox" posted a 2.7/6 in overnights.  This was the Fox's highest
NHL rating of the season.  Detroit has the highest local ratings,
averaging 7.4 after four Sundays.  St. Louis averages 7.3, Boston
4.4, and Philadelphia 4.1 (Fox Sports)....Cablevision founder and
CEO Charles Dolan is profiled in the current FINANCIAL WORLD.
Dolan:  "The heart of local programming is sports and news.  You
go down the street in New York and you end up at Madison Square
Garden" (FINANCIAL WORLD, 5/9 issue)....In New York, Steve Zipay
reports that WFAN's likely five-year deal with the Mets ends
speculation that the Yankees would shift there from WABC (N.Y.
NEWSDAY, 4/28).