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The Feed for the Weekend of Feb. 28th & March 1st

  • Classy 100 parent to be delisted: Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the group owner of WXKC, WXTA, WQHZ, and WRIE will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange this week, according to AllAccess.com. Citadel will be become an “over-the-counter” stock with a new symbol to be determined. The stock has been trading over 30 days at under $1 and the market cap is under $75 million, both conditions for trading on The Big Board. CDL closed down a nickel Friday, to 0.09, dropping its market cap to $24.30M.

The Feed for the Weekend of Feb. 21st & 22nd

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  • Kanzius’s passing noted world wide: The news of the death of Erie broadcaster and cancer-fighting inventor John Kanzius has been reported around the world, including on Facebook. Here in Erie, news organizations are covering both the immediate angle of the reaction to his passing and the memorial services, but also the long-term impact of Kanzius’s death on the ongoing research and potential local economic impact of the possible cancer-killing device he invented. The latest on the viewing and funeral can be found on GoErie.com.

The Feed for Weekend of January 24th & 25th

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  • Shiny new WhiteHouse.gov: The U.S. Constitution calls for the new POTUS to take office at noon on January 20th, and I guess that’s ditto for the presidential website. The brand new whitehouse.gov features slideshows, videos, blogs, and speech transcripts. The weekly radio address is now also a YouTube video. However there will only be limited interaction. The Prez can’t tweet with all of his 50 million BFF’s!

The Feed for Weekend of January 17th & 18th

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  • DTV: one month and counting: The transition to digital television is now one month away. According to our calculations at least 24,745 households in the Erie DMA will have to do “something” to get service (many satellite users still need an antenna to get the locals). If you have not purchased a digital TV or converter box, action will need to be taken now to continue to receive over-the-air television. The TV stations are ready to make the switch; are you? Get more info at DTV.gov.

The Feed for Weekend of January 10th & 11th

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The Feed for Weekend of January 3rd-4th

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  • Surfing for faith: In Saturday’s Faith section of the Erie Times News, Dana Massing did a story on the various churches and religious groups using the internet to expand their ministries. She highlighted the work of Carol Jones Saint and “A Visit with the Joneses,” an inspirational music and devotional program that has been on the radio for over 60 years and for the past several available on the web through Salem’s OnePlace.com. Other websites noted included those from Garden Height Baptist Church, Kingsley Methodist’s MySpace page and site for the Islamic Association of Erie, and the Tibetan Buddhist Center.

The Feed for the Weekend of December 20th & 21st

  • Ms. Mengine goes to Washington: former broadcaster, marketing consultant, and Erie mayoral assistant Tina Mengine has been tapped as Chief of Staff for new Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper. I first met Tina some 20 years ago when she managed an area radio combo and I was selling TV campaigns for Film House. She has had a very strong career ever since, including performing duties as acting mayor in the waning months of the Fllippi administration, and setting Mrs. Dahlkemper on a course for victory in the 3rd Congressional District this fall. Tina will head Dahlkemper’s Washington office.