CBS consolidates KCBS, KPIX websites

Click on to the KCBS Radio or KPIX CBS5 websites and you’ll land at the same place — a new site (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) labeled “CBS San Francisco” with news from both stations. The consolidated news website is similar to one CBS launched last month for its stations in New York (WCBS-TV, 1010 WINS, WCBS News Radio 880 and WFAN-AM). While the CBS5 site has had a corporate look for several years, the previous KCBS Radio site looked more home grown, though

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Online experiment boosts Live 105’s ratings

Benny Evangelista of SFGate’s Tech Chronicles reports that an experiment allowing listeners to vote on songs has doubled the ratings of alternative rock Live 105 during a two-hour period on Sunday nights. While Sunday nights don’t have the audience of morning drive, “it got everyone’s attention,” said Doug Harvill, gm of CBS Radio’s six SF stations. Harvill said it’s something like the “Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 of the digital generation.” Jelli Inc., the San Mateo startup that provided the

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