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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.

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