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Gannett Co. to Acquire Belo Corp.

Gannett Co. to Acquire Belo Corp.

Gannett Co. will be the US’s fourth largest owner of network affiliates when it purchases Belo Corp. for $2.2 Billion, a deal that has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. In Tucson, Belo owns KMSB (Fox affiliate) and KTTU (My affiliate). Gannett owned the Tucson Citizen here. What will be interesting in the Tucson…

Gold ADDYs for Dark Horse Media Tucson

Gold ADDYs for Dark Horse Media Tucson

Gold ADDYs for Dark Horse Media Tucson! We at Dark Horse Media are pleased to find a home in our conference room for two new Gold ADDYs this year! One, for best Integrated Campaign for Rosemont Copper’s television, print and digital campaign. The other Gold Addy was for the El Tour de Tucson digital takeover ad…

Wild Country 97.1 FM Tucson -format flip on 2/14/13

Wild Country 97.1 FM Tucson -format flip on 2/14/13

Wild Country 97.1 FM-format flip Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in Tucson flipped their 97.1 news-talk KNST station to “Wild Country 97.1” February 14th at 12 noon. A Class A license, the signal is strongest on Tucson’s East side, South side and in Vail, where Arbitron diaries show KIIM’s most loyal fan base to reside. Targeting a young country demographic, CCME expects non-traditional listening…

Super Bowl Ad Winners and What It Means To Us

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Super Bowl Ad Winners. Every Super Bowl, the advertising year is launched for those of us in the business, with the Super Bowl ads. USA Today’s overnight ad meter tells us, with lightning speed, which nationally-placed ads won the hearts and votes of America. To me, the winners and losers speak volumes, and tell us…

Cumulus Country Stations Going NASH Nationwide

Cumulus Country Stations Going NASH Nationwide

Cumulus Country Stations Going NASH Nationwide. According to RAMP (Radio and Music Pros) today, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey has announced plans to change over all 83 Cumulus-owned country station formats into NASH station formats.  In Tucson, the question becomes, will this impact Cumulus-owned KIIM FM? KIIM has done a great job of branding itself, and continuing…

Working on three fronts to market Tucson to the world

Working on three fronts to market Tucson to the world

Working on three fronts to market Tucson to the world. The Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau (MTCVB) is the sole organization responsible for marketing Tucson and Southern Arizona as a premier travel and meetings destination to national and international audiences. Our efforts to market the region take many forms: some out front, some behind-the-scenes —…

Pima County moves on economic development plan

Pima County moves on economic development plan

Pima County moves on economic development plan. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor a plan to spend as much as $197 million on economic development. The vote on Tuesday (Nov. 13) approves a proposal, that later would require voter approval, to sell municipal bonds to fund infrastructure improvements designed to attract and…

Valpak® Returns To The Triad Market

Valpak® Returns To The Triad Market

Valpak® Returns To The Triad Market. Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement withMichael and Davina Green to bring Valpak back to businesses and residents in “The Triad.” Valpak had previously mailed to residents in the area since 1993, but will now serve an expanded area…

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