Miami Radio Wars Pit NBA's Heat Against NFL's Dolphins

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The Miami Heat has filed a legal action against Clear Channel, believing the company breached their contract when it entered a separate agreement with the Dolphins, Reuters reported. The broadcast rights became an issue because on October 31st, both the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins are scheduled play at 1 p.m. Each team has an “exclusive” contract with a local Clear Channel station to broadcast the games.

The Heat’s contract guarantees them a “priority broadcast position,” while the Dolphins agreement ensures their games will air on WBGG-FM, Clear Channel’s most powerful frequency in the region. Essentially, both clubs feel their game should be broadcast on WBGG.

So who gets preferential treatment on that Halloween Sunday?

We think they should both quit complaining. At least they can still get someone to pay for their radio broadcast rights.

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