About BILL GREEN
BiographyBill Green writes a weekly media column called "Stay Tuned." He is also editor of the Marco Eagle and marconews.com and is the columns content editor of community publications. If you'd like to write a column for the Marco Eagle, Banner, or Collier Citizen, contact Bill. Also send any questions you have about radio, TV, or cable. Your question may be used in a future column. Look for "Stay Tuned" in Saturday's Naples Daily News and at naplesnews.com.
STAY TUNED: 96.9 answers the call for 'More'
Published 05/13/2013 at 6 a.m.
Do you recall that AT&T commercial where the suited guy is sitting on the floor questioning the children?
STAY TUNED: Our national obsessive compulsive disorder
Published 05/06/2013 at 6 a.m.
Whenever I’m fortunate enough to enjoy dinner at home, at a reasonable hour, I like to watch a national news broadcast. NBC, ABC or CBS, at 6:30 p.m.
STAY TUNED: WINK and NBC-2 tweak news sets
Published 04/29/2013 at 5:35 a.m.
Casual viewers of NBC-2 might not have noticed much of a difference this week; a little less clutter on the set; a little brighter, more cheerful.
STAY TUNED: Jennifer Trammell leaves NBC-2; soccer season gets air time
Published 04/22/2013 at 6 a.m.
It’s NBC-2’s loss, but not Southwest Florida’s. Jennifer Trammell has already spent her last weekend behind the anchor desk. But she’s not going anywhere. She’s committed to Naples.
STAY TUNED: The cost of local news
Published 04/08/2013 at 6 a.m.
Lynn writes, “Hi Bill, your column about syndicated shows included a line that I believe could use more exploration. ‘And given the amount of local news produced in this market, we need a lot less syndicated programming.’ I would change ...
STAY TUNED: Will 'The Mentalist' leave us hanging?
Published 04/01/2013 at 6 a.m.
Has "The Mentalist" totally lost its buzz? And other questions on TV this week.
STAY TUNED: Fred Thompson on guns, politics, his new movie and upcoming Naples appearance
Published 03/25/2013 at 6 a.m.
I don’t interview a lot of celebrities. And I get a lot of offers. I consider this column a weekly conversation among Southwest Florida TV lovers. But sometimes an interview comes along that is, for lack of a better word, ...
STAY TUNED: '57 channels and nothin' on'
Published 03/18/2013 at 6 a.m.
The headline may be from a 1992 Bruce Springsteen song, but more than 80 percent of U.S. households have cable or satellite TV, offering hundreds of channels for your viewing pleasure; and for many, there’s still nothin’ on.
STAY TUNED: The remarkable staying power of Andy Griffith
Published 03/11/2013 at 6:02 a.m.
Andy Griffith might have passed on to that great fishing hole in the sky last year, but when it comes to syndication, a couple of his shows have a staying power rarely seen.
STAY TUNED: Clinton Kelly comes to Coastland Center mall March 16
Published 03/04/2013 at 6 a.m.
Are you a fan of TLC’s “What Not To Wear?” Then mark your calendars for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
STAY TUNED: WINK TV's Jim Farrell dissects Florida's wild weather
Published 10/21/2011 at 12:36 p.m.
Bill Green talks to weather veteran Jim Farrell about Florida's always-fascinating weather patterns.
Craig Wolf planea combatir despido por la NBC-2
Published 05/20/2011 at 5:06 p.m.
Apenas pasa una semana sin que alguien me escriba para preguntarme sobre el ex presentador ejecutivo de noticias para NBC-2, Craig Wolf.
STAY TUNED: The badly-needed return of SIMON
Published 03/05/2011 at 2:38 p.m.
“American Idol” fans, are you going through Simon Cowell withdrawal? I know I am. Patrick Nolan will be Parade grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
STAY TUNED: With new jury mix, ‘American Idol’ moves
Published 11/24/2010 at 2:19 p.m.
When it premieres Jan. 19, the new season of “American Idol” will be the most radically altered season since its debut. New rules, new judges and a new airing pattern are just some of the changes to expect. Gone are ...
Stay tuned: Your thoughts on cable news
Published 11/12/2010 at 4:25 p.m.
After seeing our readers’ poll last week on cable news, the one in which Fox News won decisively.
STAY TUNED: The fall of our discontent
Published 10/08/2010 at 8:50 a.m.
The new fall season is off to an abysmal start. “Hawaii Five-O” is the only new show that made the top 20 this week. And it was down. “Five-O” premiered with 14.2 million viewers. In its second week, it earned ...
STAY TUNED: Truth seekers replace con men on Fox
Published 10/01/2010 at 12:16 p.m.
It’s no lie; “Lone Star” is history. After just two episodes, the show about a con man trying to turn his life around (sort of) has won the distinction of being the first series of the new season to be ...
STAY TUNED: Forget 2012, “World” ends Friday
Published 09/04/2010 at 6 a.m.
“As The World Turns,” which began just two years after this market’s CBS affiliate, WINK, signed on in 1954, will depart the airwaves next week. The last episode is at 2 p.m. Friday. “World” and “Edge of Night” were the ...
Bill Green: Of endings and new beginnings
Published 07/22/2010 at 3:03 p.m.
If you’ll allow me a little self indulgence … October 2006: I visited Marco Island for the very first time. As I crossed the Jolley Bridge, as many people have before and since, I fell in love. I decided to ...
Bill Green: City manager firing ... I have some questions
Published 04/22/2010 at 4:42 p.m.
Whether you’re a fan of embattled City Manager Steve Thompson or not, the actions by City Council Monday night, especially those of Chairman Frank Recker, should be of great concern to you. On that note, I have some questions.
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