Tag: Randy Merren

Merren selling radio stations to Compass

Merren selling radio stations to Compass

| 13/11/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Randy Merren, the owner of Hurley’s Media, is selling his stable of radio stations to the owner of the Cayman Compass. This follows the forced closure of the local TV station last year, which was also owned by Merren, after a dispute with the regulator left him with outstanding licence fees. The deal with […]

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Premier explores filling TV void

Premier explores filling TV void

| 29/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is concerned about the closure of local television station Cayman 27 and that his government would “begin exploration as to how the void … can quickly be filled”. In a short statement Thursday, following the announcement that Cayman 27 will cease broadcasting on Friday evening, the premier noted […]

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Local TV closing down Friday

Local TV closing down Friday

| 28/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s TV, which owns the local free television channel, Cayman 27, will quit broadcasting on Friday following the evening news, and after more than 25 years airing local news, sports, weather, talk shows and community events. Officials from the station said that for the better part of the last decade, the economic viability of the station, […]

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Logic backs off legal action as C3 waits on OfReg

Logic backs off legal action as C3 waits on OfReg

| 11/07/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Logic, the TV cable company that secured the rights to broadcast the World Cup football tournament in the Cayman Islands, has backed off suing locally owned provider C3, after accusing the rival company of showing games illegally on their service. But C3, which had complained to utility regulator, OfReg, about Logic’s move to allow […]

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PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

| 09/05/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Public Accounts Committee appeared particularly aggrieved about the cost of some utilities when witnesses from OfReg and one of the owners of internet service provider C3 appeared before them Wednesday to answer questions about the regulation of telecommunications, fuel, electricity and water. Focusing largely on the high cost and poor quality […]

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Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

| 08/09/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): If deadly superstorm Irma continues on its projected track, it will pass as a category 4 hurricane directly over South Florida and could cause severe damage to Miami, which is the main hub for goods heading to the Cayman Islands. However, residents here do not have to worry about shortages of medication, groceries or […]

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Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

| 09/03/2017 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made a public apology through his lawyer to the court Thursday afternoon during a special contempt hearing because of prejudicial comments he made on the radio about the Hassan Syed case that caused a costly and extensive delay in the middle of the trial. The apology was not made in person, […]

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TV regulator blamed for sunset on Daybreak

TV regulator blamed for sunset on Daybreak

| 29/01/2017 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s Media Ltd has announced that it is dropping its morning TV show, Daybreak, and replacing it with a televised version of its radio phone-in show, Cayman CrossTalk, which airs each morning on Rooster. Hurley’s Media Managing Director Randy Merren said that the first ever show to be broadcast on CITN some 25 years […]

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Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

| 08/04/2016 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the outspoken former political assistant to the premier, is the latest casualty from Rooster’s breakfast talk show. Randy Merren, the owner of Hurley’s Media, has replaced Bryan with an old star from the show, Barrie Quappe, who had been dumped by Hurleys in 2006. Making no mention of why Bryan was canned […]

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Dart finances Hurley’s TV purchase

Dart finances Hurley’s TV purchase

| 11/08/2015 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The islands’ biggest developer has helped to finance the purchase of CITN by Hurley’s Entertainment, the new owner of the TV station, Randy Merren, has confirmed, though he stressed that the Dart Group has not directly invested in the TV station. When CNS contacted Dart about its interest in the station following the move by Hurley’s to Camana […]

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Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

| 28/07/2015 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s Entertainment begins its move into the world of television this week after its purchase of Cayman27 from Logic was approved by the ICTA and completed. Randy Merren, the owner of the local broadcast company, said viewers can look forward to more original local programming as his licence has strict requirements for the new TV station […]

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