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Breaking: End of Line for Merlin's WEMP as FM News - Posted July 16, 2012
Merlin Media is ready to cut its losses as an all-news FM station. FishbowlNY has confirmed the upstart radio company, owned by Randy Michaels, is holding a full staff meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. We're told Merlin is also scheduling meetings at i... [FishbowlLA]

Disgraced LA Times Parent Co. Exec Benefits from More Bankruptcy Nonsense - Posted November 23, 2011
According to documents filed yesterday in bankruptcy court, the Tribune Company felt it would face protracted litigation from former VP & CEO Randy Michaels if it chose to contest his wrongful... [FishbowlLA]

Merlin Media Sets Friday for Takeover of 101.9 - Posted July 12, 2011
While the format is still to be determined, various reports say fledgling Merlin Media will remove Rock station WRXP 101.9 from the air on Friday. Reports say Thursday is the final day for the 'RXP air staff. On June 21, Randy Michaels... [FishbowlLA]

WRXP Cancels TakLiberty Rock Festival Fueling 'Flip' Speculation - Posted June 30, 2011
As we've been reporting, Emmis sold WRXP to veteran broadcasting executive Randy Michaels. Earlier this month, Michaels created Merlin Media for the takeover of 'RXP and two other Emmis stations based in Chicago. There has been much speculatio... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Publisher Made CEO of Tribune Co. - Posted May 6, 2011
Eddy Hartenstein, publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, has been promoted to head honcho of the Tribune Company. His official title is Company President and Chief Executive Officer. Oddly enough, Hartenstein will also keep... [FishbowlLA]

New York Times A Couple of Years Late Reporting On the LA Times' Struggles - Posted January 24, 2011
The New York Times ran an extremely belated piece today on the struggles at the LA Times. Thanks to the Grey Lady we learn that since the Tribune Company took control of the LA Times, half the newsroom positions at the paper have been cut and the paper shut down its... [FishbowlLA]

Even Without Abrams, Anchor-Less News Preps For Launch - Posted November 16, 2010
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Trib Staffers Head Out, and More Comings and Goings - Posted November 2, 2010
Among today's games of Media Musical Chairs: The ranks are thinning at the Tribune Co. in the wake of former president Randy Michaels... [MediaJobsDaily]

Tribune Company Has Spent $135 Million on Bankruptcy, Creditors Allowed to Sue Sam Zell - Posted October 25, 2010
The Tribune Company submitted a new proposal to exit Chapter 11 protection on Friday, and some mighty interesting factoids were revealed in the filing. Among other tidbits, it was revealed the Tribune Company has spent $135 million in bankruptcy-related fees. Hmmmm, wonder how many LA Times staff positions can you save with... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Chief's Resignation a Positive for the Company? - Posted October 19, 2010
This morning, we spoke with GalleyCat editor Jason Boog about two of the big media stories from the past couple of days: the possible resignation of Tribune Company chief exec Randy Michaels and the ... [FishbowlDC]

Tribune's Michaels Is Still Working - Posted October 19, 2010
Randy Michaels, the former DJ and chief executive of Tribune Co., is still working as the day ends on Tuesday despite reports that he would be asked to resign. The Los Angeles Times, a Tribune paper, reported earlier today that Michaels has ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Anxiously Waiting For Randy Michaels To Get Fired - Posted October 19, 2010
Late last night, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune reported that the Tribune Company board may be planning to ask CEO Randy Michaels to resign. That it may happen at a board meeting taking place today. That Michaels' successor and his golden parachute were ... [FishbowlLA]

Hopefully Not A Job Title Of The Future: 'Chief Restructuring Officer' - Posted September 9, 2010
The Tribune Co. has appointed Donald Liebentritt to be Chief Restructuring Officer, effective immediately, reports Tower Ticker. The company also promoted David Eldersveld to be Liebe... [MediaJobsDaily]

M-I-C-K-E-Y T-R-I-B-U-N-E? - Posted August 26, 2010
Former Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is in talks to become chairman of the board of The Tribune Co., reports the LA Times. Tribune Co., which... [MediaJobsDaily]

Tribune Co. Names New CEO, Zell Still Chairman Though - Posted December 2, 2009
Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal writes: Randy Michaels today was named chief executive of Tribune Co., succeeding Sam Zell, who remains chairman of the Chicago-based media concern that has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy ... [FishbowlLA]

Florida TV Station Gives a Web Name to New Morning TV Show - Posted April 10, 2009
Being in Chapter 11 sure isn't slowing down Tribune, including for two of the company's South Florida properties: the Sun-Sentinel newspaper and the CW affiliate serving Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. A year ago WSFL-TV moved in to the Sun-Sentinel newsroom. And the publisher of the newspaper added the title of general manager of the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

More Tribune Insanity: Randy Michaels - Posted August 1, 2008
TellZell has a few telling stories about Tribune Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels. Not only is he an insensitive rube... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Press Conference Roundup - Posted July 23, 2008
Tell Zell reports that after missing the Sam Zell/Randy Michaels press conference yesterday, he caught it and was unimpressed: The entire argument collapses on a singl... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: David Hiller Resigns - Posted July 14, 2008
Randy Michaels sends this e-mail to LAT staffers (well, the ones who are left, anyway): I want to let you know that David Hiller has decided to step down as publisher of The Los Angeles Times, effective immediately. David took over as publisher in October 2006, during a difficult period for the... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.20.08 - Posted March 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Did you go to The Express' happy hour last night at The Greene Turtle? Or perhaps you were at Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference's evening gala, which recognized "Free Spirit of the Year" Cathie Black. Or yet another birthday party for that reporter with the curliest chest hair... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 03.20.08 - Posted March 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Did you go to The Express' happy hour last night at The Greene Turtle? Or perhaps you were at Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference's evening gala, which recognized "Free Spirit of the Year" Cathie Black. Or yet another birthday party for that reporter with the curliest chest hair... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 03.03.08 - Posted March 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It's the birthday of Al... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 03.03.08 - Posted March 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It's the birthday of Al... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Zell Brings Hope, Leaves Sass At Home--But What About the Moosehead Joke - Posted February 26, 2008
Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell visited the Newport News Daily Press newsroom yesterday and didn't say anything. Sure, he offered a vision of hope and all. But Barack Obama could have given them that. We're guessing the "D-Press" staff was hoping for a "fuck" here or a "tits" there, but, as... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 02.08.08 - Posted February 8, 2008
Good morning Washington. Is the writer's strike really over? Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 02.08.08 - Posted February 8, 2008
Good morning Washington. Is the writer's strike really over? Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | ... [FishbowlNY]

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