Welcome to the first edition of Robservations -- a midday bonus of items on the media beat: Paul Harvey, the Chicago-based radio giant who died last February, had a 20-year secret friendship with FBI Director J.
Steve Sanders and Allison PayneA confused and angry Allison Payne took to her Facebook page Friday to denounce me as a "miserable, inadequate journalist" and "an irresponsible writer." I know she was confused because she said I worked for the Sun-Times,
Bob Shomper One day after the new boss of WLS-AM (890) vowed to revitalize the program department and "restore the luster of the WLS brand," he swept out the program director of the Citadel Broadcasting news/talk station.Bob Shomper was forced out Friday after lit
Allison PayneAllison Payne has been saying for years that her slurred speech, glassy-eyed gaze and occasionally erratic behavior on the air are due to a series of ministrokes from which she was recovering.
If you've ever been closely involved in a news story -- either as a participant or a witness -- you know what it's like to turn on a newscast that night or pick up a newspaper the next day and see how it's been reported.