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WTHR names new general manager

John Cardenas, news director at WBNS-TV Channel 10 in Columbus, Ohio, will assume his new job at WTHR June 1. He'll take
over for Jim Tellus, who died suddenly in early March.

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WTHR, WISH in dog fight for 11 p.m. news ratings

The disappointing debut of “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 p.m. on NBC has hammered ratings for the 11 p.m. newscast
of local affiliate WTHR-TV Channel 13, cutting its average audience by nearly half. But the Indianapolis NBC affiliate says
it will rebound in the fight with its CBS rival because the Leno show has fresh programming year around.

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WNDY to broadcast 13 Butler games

Local TV station WNDY Channel 23 announced Friday that it will broadcast 13 Butler University men’s basketball games this
season, starting with the Bulldogs’ Nov. 21 game at the University of Evansville.

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Slumping NBC could drag down Channel 13

Early ratings from the all-important May sweeps suggest WTHR-TV Channel 13’s 15-year reign as king of local television news
is secure for now. But the big test will come this fall when NBC’s weakening prime-time lineup is expected to put the ratings
crown in play.

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How IBJ is surviving the recession

This economy has been tough on just about everybody.
No matter what your choice of media, you can’t escape the news about companies and entire industries challenged by the recession. But what about the folks doing all that reporting?

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Advertising in high-definition still fuzzy

Production companies here say advertisements they’ve produced using high-definition technology are being held hostage by local television affiliates that have no way of showing them. The TV stations counter that they’re working as fast as they can to get up to speed.

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