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Incoming OC Register Publisher Envisions Paywall, Increased Print Circulation

We give freshly minted Orange County Register publisher Aaron Kushner full points for the way he has so far handled the communication aspects of the job. The day after his company 2100 Trust LLC took official ownership of the paper July 25, he held an employee town hall meeting. The following week, he sat down with reporter Mary Ann Milbourn for an extensive interview.

Two of the most interesting takeaways are: 1) He expects readers of the Register to “ultimately” have to pay to access the paper online, though Kushner is not yet sure exactly when and how; 2) He feels his Sunday subscribers are the ones who can best be leveraged for an increase in overall print circulation:

The idea, he said, is to get Sunday-only subscribers to buy a weekend subscription and those buying the paper’s weekend package to pay for additional days and for them ultimately to be converted to seven days a week…

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WFAN Names Contest Winner; Gets Weekly Show

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Sports Radio 66/WFAN named its “Ultimate Fantasy Challenge” winner — Gregg Sussman of Manalapan, N.J. As the grand prize holder, Sussman is awarded a weekly hosting slot on New York’s top sports radio station.

“It’s honestly a dream come true and I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity of a lifetime,” Sussman said in a statement. “I also just want to thank everyone who voted, Mark [Chernoff, Operations Manager] and Eric [Spitz, Program Director], and all of the other finalists. It was an incredible experience.”

As a consolation prize, the four other finalists (John Shea of Wantagh, N.Y., Otis Harper of Roselle, N.J., Patrick Creighton of Bethpage, N.Y., and Al Renauto of White Plains, N.Y.) each will get to host one show on WFAN.

“This year’s WFAN Buffalo Wild Wings Fantasy Phenom challenge proved to be a rewarding experience,” Chernoff said in a statement. “Congratulations to all of our participants, and in particular our five finalists and grand prize winner Gregg Sussman”

A panel of judges, plus listeners on-line and text votes determined the grand prize winner.

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