Due to the fact I was at the emergency room for my fall last night, then all over the place today, I was not able to provide linkage. I can now provide you with links so let’s get to them.
A few things from Neil Best of Newsday. First, he mentions that Long Island’s News 12 cable channel has signed broadcasting legend Bob Wolff for two more years. Neil writes that WFAN beat 1050 ESPN Radio in the ratings in the spring book.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says an athlete’s name on a restaurant doesn’t always guarantee success.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post says the jury is still out on the new WTEM.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his blog that KSPN has reassigned one of its hosts from his afternoon drive show to a daily podcast.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times-Union looks at the release of ABC/ESPN’s college football schedule.
Darren Epps of the Chattanooga Times Free Press writes that SEC Commish Mike Slive will make a formal decision in early fall about the new conference TV contract.
Phil Dailey and Dave Southorn of the Idaho Press report that the WAC has not finalized a new TV contract with ESPN as has been previously reported.
The Kansas City Star reports the Big 12 has released its men’s basketball conference schedule including various games on ESPN and CBS.
The Topeka Capital-Journal says all of Kansas’ men’s basketball games can be seen on TV nationwide.
Eric Young of the San Francisco Business Times reports that Comcast SportsNet Bay Area plans to move to bigger confines next year.
Willie Barns of MLB.com says This Week in Baseball focuses on the Hall of Fame weekend.
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com says ratings for Florida Marlins games on FSN Florida and Sun Sports are up compared to last year.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says SNY delivered its best ratings for the Mets on July 23.
Good friend Steve over at the Sox & Dawgs blog says Friday night will be a Red Sox Game Night at participating Showcase Cinemas all over New England.
Franklin Kanin of the Falmouth (MA) Bulletin profiles Eric Frede who freelances for NESN.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel News tells us that Universal HD will present Olympic-themed programming leading up to the Olympics in August.
Eric Ransom writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram talks about Dale Jarrett entering the ESPN booth for its second NASCAR season.
Jonathan Huntington of the Edmonton Sun reports that ratings for the CFL on TSN are up compared to when the CFL was shared by TSN and CBC.
That’s it for tonight. Don’t forget Friday megalinks tomorrow.