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Clear Channel move sounds right

There won’t be a TV Beat column Thursday because of the holiday. Here are a few things of interest that can’t wait until the column returns Nov. 29.

Last chance: Time is running out for the “Annual ValleyPBS Holiday Online Auction.” You have until 8 p.m. today to go to to place your bid.

There are more than 300 items including lodging in Monterey, San Francisco, Yosemite and Las Vegas. Also available are tickets to the Fresno Grand Opera and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.

A new place to talk?: All Access, the online site that monitors the radio industry, is reporting that Clear Channel has registered the domains “” and “” This could be a clue to what the radio company plans to do with the syndicated talk programming of its Premiere Networks company that will be leaving KMJ (AM 580) later this year.

In Fresno, Clear Channel owns KALZ (FM 96.7) and KRZR (AM 1400). The hot adult contemporary and sports talk formats could be switched to a new local talk radio station anchored by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Remember, this is only speculation now. More later.

Farewell: Nickelodeon’s popular “iCarly” will end its five-season run with an hour-long series finale at 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

In “iGoodbye,” Spencer (Jerry Trainor) offers to take Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) to the Air Force father-daughter dance when their dad, Colonel Shay, isn’t able to accompany her because of his overseas deployment. When Spencer gets sick and can’t take her, Freddie (Nathan Kress) and Gibby (Noah Munck) try to cheer Carly up by offering to go with her. Colonel Shay surprises everyone when he arrives just in time to take Carly to the dance. When they return from their wonderful evening together, Carly is disappointed to learn her dad must return to Italy that evening and she is faced with a very difficult decision.

Responses to "Clear Channel move sounds right"

Mike Alexander says:

“Clear Channel move sounds right”

Ha! Punny!

Stephen says:

You call it ‘speculation.’ I call it “solid reporting.”

Duane Bryant says:

I’m a dinosaur so I remember when KMJ AM WAS “THE RADIO STATION” of the San Joaquin Valley. News (unbiased), music, sports, everything for everyone and it WAS the GREATEST!!! I would love to listen to a station like that now, but KFRS & KVPR will have to do.

Greg says:

If true, then the new format should include Clear Channel/Premiere host Randi Rhodes – – assuming they’d consider actually being fair & balanced (a rarity in right wing radio).

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