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Live report from FCC hearings on media ownership listen

04/20/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Federal Communications Commission is conducting public hearings today at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

The hearings deal with loosening media cross-ownership rules that currently forbid one company from owning a television station and a newspaper in the same market in most cases.

WMNF is carrying the FCC hearings live on our HD 3 Channel The Source and on Bulls Radio HD 2 until they end, which is scheduled to be 7:30 pm.

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FCC hearings on media ownership tomorrow in Tampa listen

04/19/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Federal Communications Commission will hold a public hearing tomorrow in Tampa on media cross ownership.

We will broadcast the full FCC hearings beginning at 3 tomorrow afternoon on our HD3 channel The Source. You can hear it on an HD radio or on the internet here.

For a preview, we spoke with former WMNF reporter Brandy Doyle, who now works for the Prometheus Radio Project.

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PBS Newshour's spotlight city tour rolls into St Petersburg to focus on the changing media landscape listen

04/13/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Newspapers are laying-off reporters. More people are going online to find their news. WMNF’s Tom Baur reports from St Petersburg where a panel of experts discussed “The Changing Media Landscape.”

As part of a five city two year national tour PBS Newshour hosted a forum today at the Poynter Institute for Interactive Media in St Petersburg. Their news anchor Gwen Ifill moderated a panel of local media newsmakers co-hosted by [WEDU](www.w...

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Tebow Super Bowl ad protested by women’s groups listen

02/04/10 Mary Glenney
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This morning in Washington President Barack Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow also participated. During this Sunday’s Super Bowl, CBS will air an ad featuring Tebow and his mother. The right-wing group Focus on the Family has produced the ad, which is widely believed to advocate against abortion.

CBS’ decision to air the ad has become a focus of protests from many pro-choice and women’s groups, especially since ad...

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Arlene Engelhardt hired as Executive Director of Pacifica listen

12/04/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WMNF Women’s Show co-host Arlene Engelhardt will host her final Saturday morning show on January 2nd. That’s because she was recently hired as executive director of Pacifica.

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Charlie Crist hits the morning cable news listen

09/29/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Governor Charlie Crist made the rounds of the cable news programs this morning . He was asked about his run for Senate, the primary battle he faces against a more conservative opponent, Marco Rubio, federal spending, and a comment he made last week. At a Republican leadership conference in Michigan on Friday, Crist predicted that President Barack Obama could lose his bid for re-election in 2012 just like Jimmy Carter did to Ronald Reagan in 1980. Today, CNN asked Crist to clarify.

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Community outrage at paid program on WFLA listen

06/29/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Members of the Tampa Bay Area’s LGBT community are outraged at WFLA, Newschannel 8, for their airing a paid program Saturday night that critics say contained open hate speech against gays and lesbians.

“Speechless: Silencing Christians” is produced by the American Family Association, and is related to a similar titled book written by that group’s leader, the Reverend Don Wildmon. The hour-long show is narrated by conservative talk show host Janet Parshall.

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Deggans on media coverage of Michael Jackson's death listen

06/26/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

The news that Michael Jackson had died broke on the entertainment news website TMZ.com, nearly an hour before other, more traditional news organizations, like CNN and the Los Angeles Times, reported the story.

Joining us to speak about the media coverage and about the performer is Eric Deggans, the media critic for the St. Petersburg Times. Eric Deggans also comes from the same city as Michael Jackson – Gary, Indiana. To read about his feelings about that, go to Eric’s blog called...

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San Francisco Chronicle up for sale listen

02/25/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday the Hearst Corp. said it may sell or shut down San Francisco's main daily newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle.

The paper lost $50 million last year, and has been losing money consistently since 2001.The daily newspaper employs nearly 300 people on its news staff alone, and is the 12th largest paper in the country.

Alan Mutter is a former Chronicle editor and is now an independent analyst and consultant and writes the blog Confessions of a Newsosaur.

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Steelers coach reflects on big win, chat with president

02/02/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There was a thrilling ending to last night’s Super Bowl, with the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Arizona Cardinals in the closing moments last night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

This morning, the winning coach, 36-year-old Mike Tomlin, addressed the media. He said he was humbled by the enormity of being a big part of one the most observed events in the country. Tomlin said he was a product of all the people who have taught and mentored him over his short career, including former T...

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