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WNDE yanks sports show during morning drive time

June 18, 2014
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WNDE-AM 1260 on Monday yanked Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North in favor of a general interest show, but station officials said they remain committed to sports-talk during other times.
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Indiana golf courses seeing revenue increases

June 10, 2014
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While golf-related revenue for courses nationwide was down 2 percent in April compared to the same period a year ago, Indiana courses were up almost 8 percent. And that's not the end of the good news.
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Ballard invites British royal couple to visit Indy's World Sports Park

February 17, 2014
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Mayor Greg Ballard reached out through the British Consulate to invite Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit the Indianapolis World Sports Park this summer. He is promising to invite other international dignitaries.
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Founder selling Bicycle Garage Indy

January 16, 2014
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A dare to quit smoking and ride a bike to the 1980 World's Fair in Knoxville led Randy Clark to launch what would later become a central Indiana cycling and fitness institution. Now, Clark is phasing out his ownership.
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Local Emmy winner makes difference for Sports Corp.

November 18, 2013
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Conrad Piccirillo, president of Indianapolis-based Innovative, will receive the inaugural Difference Maker Award from Indiana Sports Corp. at the Pathfinder Awards Nov. 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
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Global group lauds Indy's cricket venue during tour

October 24, 2013
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The International Cricket Council president says the $6 million World Sports Park is enhancing Indianapolis' global reputation even before it opens.
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Jackson, Rice tackling one of area's toughest golf courses

September 9, 2013
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Bo Jackson and Jerry Rice will tee it up alongside Finish Line CEO Glenn Lyon on Tuesday at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel at a golf outing to raise funds for youth sports initiatives.
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Indy's new pro soccer team hits ticket sales milestone

August 12, 2013
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Indy Eleven, the city’s new professional soccer franchise, has been on a season ticket sales tear since the International Champions Cup game was announced—and that sales push continues. Team officials now shooting for new goal by Nov. 11.
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Ex-Star reporter gains notice as cycling expert

July 18, 2013
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In the two years since publishing his book, “The Belgian Hammer,” Ball State graduate Daniel Lee has become something of a minor celebrity in U.S. and European cycling circles.
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Sports broadcast veteran takes helm at 1070 The Fan

May 3, 2013
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Greg Rakestraw beat out numerous outsiders for his new job. Now there won't be anything that goes over the air at Emmis-owned WFNI-AM 1070 he won't be involved in, said company executives.
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Can Indy's big-league efforts outrun small-town image?

March 27, 2013
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It seems no matter how much Indianapolis postures itself as a major-league city, there are those who will never consider it anything more than a few high-rises amid a sea of cornfields tended to by a bunch of hayseeds.
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Cummins, MainSource throwing weight behind new running event

March 19, 2013
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With new running races crowding the landscape, some fear the market has become saturated. This fall, a new marathon in Columbus will do battle with two established events in Indianapolis.
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Indy gets its first FM sports/talk station

March 1, 2013
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Emmis Communications has begun simulcasting The Fan on its newly acquired FM frequency, but with a couple interesting twists. A wider coverage area in a growing format could mean big bucks for Emmis.
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Local golf pro to be enshrined in PGA Hall of Fame

February 15, 2013
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Golf guru with a unique story will have his name inscribed in granite alongside the names of some of the game's greats at the PGA Museum of Golf in Florida March 12.
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Armstrong confession represents new beginning for local attorney

January 16, 2013
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Bill Bock, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's lead attorney, was heavily criticized for going after retired cyclist Lance Armstrong. But Bock and USADA CEO Travis Tygart proved looking back can move you forward.
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Shine exits Adidas Reebok to work for American Idol creator

January 10, 2013
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The Logo Athletic founder is taking on a senior executive role with XIX Entertainment to help cross-promote the global firm's biggest sports and entertainment stars.
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Local sports radio market adds third player

January 3, 2013
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On Jan. 2, WXNT-AM 1430 changed its format from news-talk to 24-hour sports, going head-to-head with WFNI-AM 1070 and WNDE-AM 1260. The last time this market had three sports-talk radio stations, one didn't survive.
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No big bad wolf behind Lance Armstrong investigation

October 31, 2012
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The most striking thing about Bill Bock, the Indianapolis attorney who helped topple the world's most famous cyclist, is how much he seems to care about the people he exposed as frauds.
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Melangton honored as one of top 40 women in sports biz

October 25, 2012
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton made a list of 40 top women in sports business published this month. She's the only one on the list working for a local sports commission.
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Crooked Stick, Colts officials have reason to smile

September 10, 2012
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While Crooked Stick and Colts officials have reason to be pleased after this weekend, they also have plenty to work on if they want to continue drawing big fan bases.
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Stars and stripes out of fashion at Olympic Games?

August 7, 2012
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So arcane is the design of U.S. Olympic uniforms and warm-up suits that at times the Russians' attire has looked more American than our own.
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Death of coach doesn't quiet echoes of his call

April 26, 2012
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Thomas Jefferson Hathaway told everyday people—lawyers and nurses, wrench turners and paper pushers—“you are athletes,” and so they were.
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Bubba's big win lights up switchboard for Carmel event

April 10, 2012
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Ticket sales for 2012 BMW Championship surge after dramatic victory by relative unknown at The Masters. Triumph almost guarantees Bubba Watson will play at Crooked Stick in September.
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Triumph brings Tiger Woods step closer to Crooked Stick

March 30, 2012
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The PGA's most popular golfer is back, and just in time as organizers for the 2012 BMW Championship launch an ad campaign and begin selling single day tickets. Success at The Masters would make Tiger a near shoe-in to play at Crooked Stick this September.
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Volunteer outpouring for local PGA event overflowing

March 16, 2012
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PGA officials might have been surprised by how quickly 2,600 people lined up to help put on a Tour event at Crooked Stick. Locals were not.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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