Media & Marketing

Wolfman Jack station being purchased

KMPH AM 840, the Modesto radio station popularized by DJ Wolfman Jack in George Lucas' "American Graffiti," is being purchased by nonprofit Immaculate Heart Radio to expand its presence in the Central Valley.

Skip Essick no longer with KMJ

Skip Essick.Fresno radio station KMJ (AM 580) has parted ways with Program Director Skip Essick.

Rick Bubenik inducted into hall of fame

Rick Bubenik.Rick Bubenik, long-time broadcaster and owner of Ricana Media Group, an advertising, marketing and production company in Fresno, has received the hall of fame award from the Fresno Advertising Federation.

Farm bureau awards drought reporting

From left, Ken Tatami, Patrick Cavanaugh, Heidi Waggoner, Mark Grossi and Mark Sorensen Six local media professionals reporting on California's drought were awarded during the Fresno County Farm Bureau's 20th Celebrating Friends of Agriculture dinner last night.

Catalyst settles into new Downtown Fresno digs

The old Pearson building at 1466 Van Ness Ave. in Fresno is the new 7,400 square-foot home of Catalyst Marketing Co.When staff at Catalyst Marketing Co. started planning a move into the old Pearson building at 1466 Van Ness Ave. in Fresno, it was uncertain whether the 7,400 square-foot building could be converted into a modern advertising and marketing agency.

Riley Walter receives Vision Award

Fresno attorney Riley Walter is the 2014 William M. Lyles Vision Award winner in recognition of his unwavering support of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State.

PRSA honors Gornick, Doyle as execs of the year

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central California chapter recognized the best in public relations work performed in 2013 at its 15th Annual Image Awards presentation May 8 in Fresno.

The Business Journal website snags state award

Art Pineda, designer and developer of, poses with the second-place CNPA award.The Business Journal website took second-place honors at the recent 2013 California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest.

Restaurant deal site launches in Fresno

Fresno residents will soon be privy to new dining deals as mobile marketing company LiveDeal launches in 30 cities throughout the U.S.

McClatchy Co. Q1 losses deepen

The McClatchy Co., publisher of The Fresno Bee, reported a first quarter net loss of $15.8 million, or 18 cents per share.