February 2, 1992
Young viewers of WGN, on North Arundel Cable TV channel 3, can watch"The Cosmic Challenge . . . For Kid's Sake," to learn about space, and enter a contest to win a trip to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.The show will bebroadcast at 8 p.m. Feb. 3.Viewers who learn enough about space to answer nine questions cansend their answers to WGN's Cosmic Challenge, 2501 Bradley Plcae, Chicago, Ill. 60618, by 5...
January 25, 2004
Jim Ufkin misses his familiar lunch companions. The corn and soybean farmer from Hooppole, Ill., about 130 miles west of Chicago, spends most of his day driving his tractor or working in his barn. Lunch was not only a time to rest and eat, but also to catch up on business by listening to Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong on The Noon Show, a half-hour farm news show. For nearly a half century, The Noon Show boomed across the Midwest from Chicago's WGN-AM 720. But this month, in a business decision that says as much about changes in the Midwest and agriculture as it does about broadcasting, WGN all but canceled the show, blaming declining ratings and advertising revenue.
December 21, 2008
No matter how much wrestling was on television when I was younger, there still was no such thing as too much wrestling. Now that I'm older, another wrestling show to keep track of is the last thing I need. That's why I wasn't thrilled to learn WWE is creating a new program. WWE Superstars will begin in April on WGN America. There are no details yet. For my sanity, I am hoping the new program isn't must-see TV. Perhaps a show consisting of nothing but squash matches, with no advancement of story lines.
March 31, 2008
Rays@Orioles 3 P.M. [CH. 13, MASN] And you have lots more baseball than the Orioles' opener. Keep your remote handy: Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees at 1 p.m. on ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers-Chicago Cubs at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and WGN, Washington Nationals-Philadelphia Phillies at 3 p.m. on MASN2, San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers at 4 p.m. on ESPN, Los Angeles Angels-Minnesota Twins at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, Houston Astros-San Diego Padres at 10 p.m. on...
March 12, 2011
SATURDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Camping World Truck Tame 200 SPEED5 MLB exhib. Yankees@Washington MASN1 Florida@Boston MLB1 Cubs vs Cincinnati WGN-A4 W. bask. Big 12 final: teams TBA CSNNoon Pac-10 final: teams TBA CSN2:30 WAC final: teams TBA ESPNU4 Big South semifinal: teams TBA MASN4 Mountain West final: teams TBA VS.4 Patriot final: Navy vs. American CBSCS6 SWAC final: teams TBA ESPNU6 Conference USA final: teams TBA CBSCS8 NBA Clippers@Washington CSN7 Utah@Chicago WGN-A8 Lakers@Dallas NBA9 Boxing Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Sergio Martinez HBO10:30 PGA WGC Cadillac Champ.
April 2, 2011
SATURDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's 500: qualifying SPEEDNoon Camping World Truck Kroger 250 SPEED2 MLB Atlanta@Washington MASN1 White Sox@Cleveland WGN-A1 Detroit@Yankees 45, 54 Orioles@Tampa Bay MASN7 Boston@Texas MLB8 C. base. Tennessee@Florida CSN1 M. bask. NCAA semi.: VCU vs. Butler 13, 96 NCAA semi: Kentucky vs. Connecticut 13, 98:30 W. bask.