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Merlin Media killing smooth jazz 87.7 to bring alt rock to TV Ch. 6 in Chicago

Merlin Media killing smooth jazz 87.7 to bring alt rock to TV Ch. 6 in Chicago

Editors’ note: Since the publication of this article the smooth jazz format has returned to the Chicago airwaves. Read this December 31, 2014 update for more details. In a move whose logic I honestly don’t understand, Randy Michael’s Merlin Media has entered into a local marketing agreement with Venture Technologies Group, which owns the low-power […]

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Reply Comment Smackdown Over the Channel 6 Backdoor to FM

Reply Comment Smackdown Over the Channel 6 Backdoor to FM

A couple of  weeks ago I reported on Chicago Public Radio taking a glancing swipe against LPTV channel 6 stations that are effectively functioning like radio stations, taking advantage of their audio channel’s proximity to 87.7 FM. Now the owner of the Chicago smooth-jazz LPTV “radio” station WLFM-LP is striking back at CPR in both […]

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