STAY TUNED: Resolutions, Trey Radel and Phil Robertson
Published 12/30/2013 at 3:16 p.m. 6 comments
Tuesday is New Year's Eve. Just a few years into this century, and we've already survived Black Fridays, the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, government shutdowns and zombies, both televised and the face-eating real-life variety. There's a lot more to ...
STAY TUNED: Here are my 2013 TV disappointments; what about yours?
Published 12/16/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Variety has its disappointments over the 2013. I have mine. They don't always match up. Variety recently named its “TV’s 10 biggest disappointments of 2013.” Some of their picks included Fox’s “The Following,” CBS’ “Under The Dome,” BBC One’s “Luther” ...
STAY TUNED: TV book stays, but at a cost
Published 12/9/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Jan writes: “I am not too happy that I now pay $28.79 a month for Naples Daily News delivery and now I am asked to pay (if I agree to the ‘opportunity’) an additional $.75 weekly for the TV guide.
STAY TUNED: A Thanksgiving bounty of specials for the week ahead
Published 11/25/2013 at 7:30 a.m. 0 comments
This year Christmas decorations and displays started going up at the end of September in many area stores. So even if you discount the January procrastinators, we have at least three full months of blinking lights and mistletoe. That’s a ...
STAY TUNED: Fox Business Network's Liz Claman to broadcast from financial leadership conference in Naples
Published 11/11/2013 at 7:00 a.m. 1 comment
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group will host the sixth annual Global Financial Leadership Conference Nov. 18-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples.
STAY TUNED: Thursday ripe for shark sightings in Naples
Published 11/4/2013 at 5:35 a.m. 0 comments
Southwest Florida is no stranger to sharks; ruthless, hungry, aggressive hunters of the deep that are both feared and admired. This week, a different kind of shark invades Naples shores, and while this one may not be deadly, she’s aggressive ...
STAY TUNED: Name that newscast
Published 10/28/2013 at 2:13 p.m. 1 comment
Friend of the column Jim Ramsburg, who writes about the golden age of radio at jimramsburg.com, sent me the following about the new title of WINK’s 11 p.m. news, “Nightbeat:” “ ‘Nightbeat’ was originally the title of an NBC newspaper-mystery ...
STAY TUNED: Fall 2013 TV scorecard
Published 10/21/2013 at 7:30 a.m. 0 comments
Only a month into the new fall season and we already have some big winners and even bigger losers.
STAY TUNED: Comcast has something to Tweet about
Published 10/14/2013 at 9:00 a.m. 3 comments
Comcast seems to be making it harder and harder for you to not like them. I’m hearing nothing but positives about X1, the new platform that features four tuners and lots more storage space for your TV programs. If you ...
STAY TUNED: Discovery debuts 'Skunk Ape' series; speed-walking with WINK
Published 10/7/2013 at 8:00 a.m. 0 comments
After Tuesday, Southwest Florida may be forever changed in the eyes of the world. Why? The first two episodes of “Skunk Ape” debut on Discovery Channel
STAY TUNED: 'Agents' of change: Did Marvel live up to the hype
Published 9/30/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
It’s fair to say that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was one of the mostly highly anticipated shows of the fall season. It delivered impressive numbers nationwide, 11.9 million total viewers.
STAY TUNED: 'The White Queen' and the new 'Queen' of talk
Published 9/23/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
The British TV invasion, reader questions, Fox refocuses. The drama opens in 1464 and is set against the backdrop of the “War of the Roses.” What makes this series so special is that it focuses primarily on the women caught ...
STAY TUNED: Local broadcaster fends off rumors
Published 9/16/2013 at 5:30 a.m. 2 comments
Together under one roof on Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers, Sun Broadcasting and Fort Myers Broadcasting operate WINK-TV, TV 6, a couple of digital TV sub channels and a handful of radio stations serving the Southwest Florida market.
STAY TUNED: Reader questions — and another goodbye to McLaughlin
Published 9/9/2013 at 9:17 a.m. 0 comments
Jim McLaughlin of WINK leaves the anchor chair for SWFL. After that, he retired but continued to work in radio and TV for WGCU, the local public broadcasting entity. Three years ago, the seasoned news pro returned to WINK to ...
STAY TUNED: A digital box dilemma and radio love
Published 9/2/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Reader questions: John in Naples writes, “I went to turn on the small TV in my den this morning and got no signal. I contacted Comcast, and was told if I want to watch what was previously included in my ...