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Monday, April 22, 2019

Billy Penn, after running out of runway, now under WHYY umbrella

Good afternoon, When I first encountered BillyPenn.com, I thought the digital start-up was on to something. Its breezy approach and its heavy use of Twitter seemed to be a good match for the growing population of...

Local online publishers group gets $1 million grant

Local Independent Online News Publishers organization (LION)  has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant will allow LION to expand its staff with experts...

Timeliness and access set us apart

Good afternoon I  am sometimes asked what sets the Delaware Business Now newsletter-website apart from other sources of business news in Delaware and adjacent area. Two areas  I  point to are timeliness and access. One example came...

DETV gets final OK for Wilmington TV station contract

The Wilmington City Council voted to accept the Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission’s recommendation to select DETV as the next manager of its Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station.   By a vote of 7 to...

Media update: Memorial service this afternoon for former WDEL host Fulcher

A memorial service is scheduled today for former WDEL talk show host  Gerry Fulcher. Fulcher was a former member of an undercover New York Police Department unit in the 1960s  passed away last month. The public is...

Media update: News Journal looking for legislative reporter after Goss departure

The News Journal is looking for a legislative reporter after the departure of Scott Goss. Goss took the  the communications post for Senate Democrats. He also worked as a business reporter at the News Journal and...

Media update:  Business Times editor,  Delmarva mum on radio sale,  Fike out at Adams

Osborne named editor of the Business Times Peter Osborne has joined  Delaware Business Times as Today Media fills a long-vacant editor’s post. Osborne was part of the staff that created Business Monday in the News Journal in the...

DETV clears hurdle in effort to gain Wilmington’s public access channel

The Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission  selected  DETV as its recommendation to be the next Third Party Operator (TPO) of Channel 28, the city’s Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station. An ordinance for first and second...

Delmarva Broadcasting selling price a reported $18.5 million

A Pennsylvania company has purchased Delmarva Broadcasting from Steinman Communications). Radio Insight and other trade websites reported the sale on Tuesday and Wednesday. AllAccess.com  reported the radio station and digital services company was sold for $18.5...

Delmarva Broadcasting’s sale and the future of radio news

Good afternoon, Delmarva Broadcasting had an out of town owner but never acted like one. Under Steinman Communications - a  regional  media company that owned the daily newspaper in Lancaster, PA as well as weekly papers and...