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Randy Michaels

U.S. Hostage Freed

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuters) - A militia loyal to Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr freed an American former soldier ...

Tribune Co. Agrees To Pay Former CEO Up To $725K

AP | Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — Tribune Co., which is working to emerge from bankruptcy protection, has agreed to pay former CEO Randy Michaels up to $725,00...

Thanks for the Memories: Chicago Says Farewell to Q101 (VIDEOS)

Jen Sabella | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago
Jen Sabella

In 1995, I was 12 years old and mad as hell. Chicago's only alternative rock station at the time, Q101, seemed to understand what I was going through.

Former Q101 Host Launches Kickstarter For New Book

Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's only home for alternative rock radio is about to be gone, and one long-time personality is asking listeners to help him preserve Q101's hist...

Disgraced Ex-Tribune Chief Returns To His Roots | BEN SISARIO | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media

Randy Michaels, the former radio executive who was ousted from the Tribune Company last year after revelations of a boorish culture among the company'...

Ousted Tribune CEO Plots Comeback: 'My Phone's Been Ringing'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A week after resigning from his post as Tribune CEO, Randy Michaels told the Wall Street Journal that he hopes to return to a career in media. "I m...

Report: Tribune CEO Resigning This Week

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels appears poised to resign so the troubled media company can focus on emerging from bankruptcy protection...

More Lewd Memos At Tribune Tower

Robert Feder/ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just another day at the naughty, bawdy frat house known as Tribune Tower. Tuesday's antics were sparked by a typically idiotic company-wide memo wr...

Lee Abrams SUSPENDED: Tribune Suspends Executive Over Racy Email

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Tribune Co. has suspended a top executive without pay over an inappropriate e-mail sent to staff. In a memo to employees Wednesday, C...

FRAT HOUSE: How Tribune Became Sexual Harassment Den | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mr. Michaels, a former radio executive and disc jockey, had been handpicked by Sam Zell, a billionaire who was the new controlling shareholder, to run...

Zell's Tribune and the Hidden Costs of Bad Management

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley W. Bloch

It's easy to regard Sam Zell's Tribune management troubles as just another case of corporate buffoonery in an age of excess.

Randy Michaels RESIGNS: Tribune CEO Steps Down Following Reports Of Raunchy Behavior

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels resigned Friday, pressured by tales of raunchy behavior that likened him to the ringleader of a college fraternity hous...

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Mainstream Media Managers: Predictably Irrational

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Radio and TV station and broadcast group executives today are virtually unemployable because they have no idea how to compete in the disruptive internet age in which inventory is not scarce, attention is.

Randy Michaels' Radio Rules: Memo Bans WGN Employees From Using Words He Doesn't Like On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Apparently improving a struggling media company's morale is not at the top of Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels' list of priorities. Instead, the sho...

New Chicago Tribune Debuts September 29th

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Tribune readers will get their first look at the paper's redesign on Sept. 29, according to Tribune Co. Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels...

Chicago Tribune Publisher Resigns

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal and Michael Oneal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chicago Tribune Publisher Scott C. Smith announced Thursday that he will leave the company, indicating he agrees that parent Tribune Co. must change b...