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Radio News for Friday, 8/29/2008


– Updated @ 8:24am Eastern

Radio and Records

  • Abrams Named CC/Cleveland OM
  • Multiple Exits At Radio One/Atlanta
  • Sirius XM Names More Executives
  • Smith Joins Arbitron As EVP Of Survey Operations
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Aug. 28, 2008
  • Ward Sentenced In Child-Porn Case
  • FCC Smacks Two Groups With Big Fines Over Public Files
  • Huntington Says, ‘Hi, Bob!’
  • Arbitron Drops The Dime On Its Shareholders
  • Marsh Runs To Roadrunner
  • Girocco Joins Tribune’s L.A. Times
  • Dallas’ ‘Bone’ Makes Adjustments
  • Suge’ Knight Busted For Assault, Drugs In Vegas
  • SRA, Arbitron Spar Over PPM

All Access

  • Keith Abrams Named OM At CC/Cleveland
  • Is WVNS Flipping To Top 40?
  • Arbitron Names Steven Smith EVP/Survey Operations
  • Mediabase And S.I.N. Partner
  • Blogger Who Leaked G N’ R Tunes Arrested
  • Bertelsmann Reports Profit
  • James Marsh Named National Dir./Promotion For Roadrunner
  • Martin: PPM Favors ‘Exposed’ Listening, Not ‘Chosen’ Listening
  • More Management Named At Sirius XM
  • FCC Renews PA Noncomm License, Rejects Programming Complaint
  • Public File Problems Draw FCC Fines
  • Wyoming CP Changes Hands
  • KWDF Sale Closes
  • KDBN Bones Up Its Image
  • WRYV Flips To ‘Bob-FM 101.5’
  • Bernie Ward Gets Over 8 Years For Child Porn
  • KLZR – KMXN PD Jon Thomas Resigns
  • KDUK Welcomes Chino
  • Bush Gets Power 105 Nights
  • Marconi Awards Presenters Anounced
  • XFM/Scotland To Become Galaxy
  • Capital/London Adds Snowdon To Mornings
  • Vieito Upped At U.K.’s Virgin Radio
  • Indie/L.A.’s Girocco Joins L.A. Times
  • U.K.’s Jazz FM Inks Sales Deal
  • Jesus Salas Segues From XM To TV
  • WLYF Names Parker Gammon LSM

FMQB

  • In This Week’s e-QB
  • Spanish Radio Takes On Arbitron Over PPM
  • 38 Stations “Build The Dream” With Clear Channel
  • FMQB FYI… Links You Should Know About

Radio Ink

  • Abrams Takes OM Post At Clear Channel/Cleveland
  • Parker Gammon Joins WLYF-FM Sales Team
  • Ward Gets 87 Months For Internet Child Porn
  • Arbitron Appoints New EVP/Survey Operations
  • Spanish WPTK-AM Switches To Sports

Inside Radio

  • Gulf Coast stations keep an eye on Gustav.
  • Talent fees remain a question.
  • A new survey sheriff in Columbia.
  • New CBS chief in St. Louis.
  • eattle’s getting another classic hits outlet.
  • Bernie Ward gets prison term.
  • PPM may help new formats.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:
  • “Focus on the Family” gets congressional nod.

Radio Business Report

  • Tallying the debt (CC Media Holdings)
  • New survey boss for Arbitron
  • Chip out of the old white space
  • FTC shoots down another scammer
  • Close encounter in Alexandria
  • Follett gets a detax treatment
  • AFTRA/SAG extension extended
  • Oregon interest group takes to the airwaves
  • Growing pains at Sirius XM?
  • When fine is not so dandy

Radio Online

  • Keith Abrams Joins CC/Cleveland as Operations Mgr.
  • WYLF (Lite FM)/Miami Names Parker J. Gammon LSM
  • Big Shakeup at Radio One/Atlanta, The A-Team Exits
  • Arbitron Appoints Steven Smith EVP/Survey Operations
  • Former KGO Talk Host Bernie Ward Sentenced to 7 Years
  • Mediabase Inks Partnership w/Street Information Network
  • Broadcast Execs to Present at NAB Marconi Radio Awards
  • Arbitron Board Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Billboard

  • T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump
  • New AC/DC Single Hits Radio, Web
  • Kanye West Salutes Obama At DNC Party
  • ‘Suge’ Knight Released From Las Vegas Jail
  • Oasis Kicks Off Tour, Adds NYC Show
  • Flecktones Set To ‘Jingle’ This Fall
  • The Smiths Anthologized On Double-Disc Set

Urbansite

  • Obama Claims Nomination On Historic Day
  • Arbitron – Jacksonville, Shreveport, Little Rock, Baton Rouge, Gainesville-Ocala
  • Atlanta Hot 107.5 A-Team is Out
  • Game Visits WQHH
  • Anji Corley Lands Middays on WAMO
  • Trick Trick Speaks About Yung Berg Situation

All About Country

  • Chuck Wicks Offers An All I Ever Wanted Backstage Experience
  • WSIX/Nashville Gets The 2008 Pinnacle Club Award
  • WTQR Is Doing A Switch-A-Roo In Greensboro
  • Another #1 Collection Set For Tim McGraw
  • Jimmy Wayne Helps Big D & Bubba Prove A Point
  • Arbitron Puts A Name To Efforts To End Survey Snafu’s
  • Trace Adkins Heads Back To The Persian Gulf
  • Jeffrey Steele Headlines Carriage House Music Series
  • Josh Gracin Videos Available On iTunes Tuesday
  • Kapturing Katie Debuts Monday On GAC-TV Website
  • The 2008 Volunteer Jam Does It Again
  • Kenn McCloud Making An ‘Amazing Recovery’
  • PM Driver/MD Catfish Miller Leaves WYCT/Pensacola
  • Brad Helton Moves To Cold River Records
  • Rascal Flatts And Raycom Sports Team Up
  • Crystal Shawanda’s New Record Is A Record
  • 19 Markets Get Their Arbitron Summer Phase I Results Today
  • Pete Schlegel Releases Newest Video
  • Anything Goes On Letterman
  • Tonight Adam Gregory Makes His First Opry Appearance
  • Keith Hill Makes Music Scheduling University A Reality
  • Longtime COUNTRY GM Ed Cearley Dead at 61

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Radio News for Thrusday, 8/28/2008


– updated @ 9:33am Eastern

Radio and Records

  • SRA, Arbitron Spar Over PPM
  • Adelstein Speaks Out Against Media Consolidation
  • Obama Ads Removed From Web Sites
  • SRA Responds To Arbitron
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Birth Of The Morning Zoo
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Aug. 27, 2008
  • Salas Moves From Radio To TV
  • Channel 104.3/Baltimore Lands ‘TY’
  • The Orchard Licenses Catalog To Limewire
  • T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump
  • Tischker Rises To VP Of A&R And Music Publishing At Razor & Tie
  • Labor Day Shuffle In Columbia, S.C.
  • RAB’s Haley Will Keynote NAB Radio Luncheon
  • Coleman To Present PPM “Tell All” Study At NAB Radio Show
  • Blogger Arrested Over Guns N’ Roses Leaks
  • FCC Ponders HD Radio On Sat Receivers
  • CBS Radio Reorgs Management Roles Replacements
  • Drummer Steve Foley Dies
  • Ottawa Expands Its Dial
  • Programmers From PPM Markets To Share Insights At R&R Convention
  • Kevin Martin To Address NAB Radio Show Breakfast
  • Nashville Loses Its V
  • Wheeler To Bid Farewell To The Bull/Birmingham
  • Phillips New Wolf MD
  • Harold Joins McDowell’s FCC Staff
  • WPGC Names Scorpio OM
  • Mitchem To Return To D.C.
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • SBS Gets Nasdaq Delisting Notice
  • Providence Diary Mystery Explained
  • Syndication Scorecard: Aug. 22, 2008

All Access

  • Is WVNS Flipping To Top 40?
  • Mediabase And S.I.N. Partner
  • Blogger Who Leaked G N’ R Tunes Arrested
  • Bertelsmann Reports Profit
  • FCC Renews PA Noncomm License, Rejects Programming Complaint
  • Wyoming CP Changes Hands
  • Obama Campaign Organizes Protest Of WGN Over Guest
  • XFM/Scotland To Become Galaxy
  • Capital/London Adds Snowdon To Mornings
  • Vieito Upped At U.K.’s Virgin Radio
  • ndie/L.A.’s Girocco Joins L.A. Times
  • U.K.’s Jazz FM Inks Sales Deal
  • Suge Knight Arrested In Vegas
  • New Sports Talker For Fort Myers
  • Marshall And Stone Reunited In Palm Springs
  • LeSea Stations To Carry Notre Dame Baseball, Women’s Hoops
  • Pate Fills In At WIOD Again

Friday Morning Quarterback

  • DMC-Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Web Sites
  • PPM Panelists Tell All At NAB Radio Show
  • Death Row Deal Back On Track?
  • WXPN Believes In The “Power Of Song” In September

Radio Ink

  • PPM Research Results Revealed Next Month
  • Clear Channel Stations Join Martin Luther King Jr. Radiothon
  • Nominate Your Choices For Radio Wayne Awards
  • WJKN-FM Changes Format
  • RAB’s Haley To Speak At NAB Radio Show
  • SRA: Arbitron’s Response To Hispanic Measurement Concerns Disappointing
  • Sirius XM Joins Stand Up To Cancer Benefit
  • Nasdaq Approves Radio One Transfer
  • Canadian Ad Sales Up 6 Percent In 2007
  • WLS-AM Welcomes Pat Cassidy

Inside Radio

  • Royalty fight heads to Denver.
  • DNC seeks free radio for candidates.
  • Sirius XM ads up, but hints of a slowdown.
  • Global forecast: Online trumps radio.
  • No peace between SRA and Arbitron.
  • Sony pushes HD Radio, subtly.
  • Copper thieves strike again.
  • TNS still not ready to walk down the aisle.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:

Radio Business Report

  • Spanish broadcasters attack PPM again
  • PPM panelists unmasked
  • When the Traffic Audience Leaves
  • DNC tally for Day 2
  • Judy back on top
  • No DOJ karma for Sinclair in Richmond
  • Clear Channel hopes to “Build the Dream”
  • GfK won’t pursue TNS
  • Honored at the Denver convention
  • Alphabet net picks up five
  • Harper responds
  • Have lunch with Jeff Haley

Billboard

  • Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1
  • T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump
  • Blogger Arrested Over Guns N’ Roses Leaks
  • Snow Patrol Sets Date For ‘Suns’ ‘
  • Suge’ Knight Busted For Assault, Drugs In Vegas
  • Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box

Adweek

  • Radio Dips 7% in First Half of ’08
  • SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

UrbanSite

  • Game Visits WQHH
  • Anji Corley Lands Middays on WAMO
  • Trick Trick Speaks About Yung Berg Situation
  • Historic Moment: Obama Nominated for President
  • Richmond, Raleigh-Durham, Chattanooga, Columbia SC, Charleston SC
  • Radio One Transfers Class A Stock
  • News – Dr. Dre’s Son Found Dead
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte, Birmingham

All About Country

  • Keith Hill Makes Music Scheduling University A Reality
  • Longtime COUNTRY GM Ed Cearley Dead at 61
  • Mitch Morgan Celebrates 25 Years At WMIL/Milwaukee
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Shoots Video For Somebody Said A Prayer
  • The Inside Scoop On Josh Gracin’s Unbelievable (Ann Marie)
  • Yvette Arledge Joins Cherry Heart Music
  • CCMA’s Add Randy Bachman & Crystal Shawanda As Performers
  • Keith Urban’s Back Injury Not Serious
  • Josh Turner Does Joe’s Pub In NYC
  • RAB’s Jeff Haley Keynotes NAB Show Luncheon
  • The Marty Stuart Show Debuts On RFD-TV

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Radio News for Wednesday, 8/27/2008


– updated @ 7:07pm Eastern

Radio and Records

  • Obama Ads Removed From Web Sites
  • SRA Responds To Arbitron
  • FCC Ponders HD Radio On Sat Receivers
  • Nasdaq Approves Radio One Transfer Of Class A Shares
  • CBS Radio Reorgs Management Roles
  • Ottawa Expands Its Dial
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Payola Rears Its Ugly Head Again
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Aug. 26, 2008
  • Programmers From PPM Markets To Share Insights At R&R Convention
  • Kevin Martin To Address NAB Radio Show Breakfast
  • Nashville Loses Its V
  • Wheeler To Bid Farewell To The Bull/Birmingham
  • Phillips New Wolf MD
  • Harold Joins McDowell’s FCC Staff Dr.
  • Dre’s Son, 20, Found Dead
  • Chart Highlights: Sullivan Tops Urban, Urban Tops Country
  • WPGC Names Scorpio OM
  • Mitchem To Return To D.C.
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Growing Up With ‘YSP/Philly
  • Russ Egan New PD At KYOT

All Access

  • Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Websites
  • Spanish Radio Group Rebuts Arbitron’s PPM Progress
  • FCC Commissioner Targets Media Consolidation
  • NASDAQ OKs Radio One Stock Move
  • Report: Financing For Death Row Purchase Set
  • Whole Lotta Stunting Continues In Nashville
  • Sirius And AMTC Cut Ties
  • Florida Keys Station Sold
  • Translator/HD2 Simulcast Keeps ‘Touch’ On FM In Harrisburg
  • Forth One/Edinburgh Shuffles Lineup
  • Global, GCap to Merge Sales Staffs November 1
  • Imus Sidekick Bartlett Ailing
  • Sporting News Partners With Legends Poll
  • KJR, KVI Try Out WikiTalk.com
  • Ball State, Backyard Ink New Deal
  • Tooker Takes Lead To Help Fire Victims
  • Matthews Voice Adds Three More
  • Will FCC Require HD In Sat Receivers?

Friday Morning Quarterback

  • DMC-Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Web Sites
  • PPM Panelists Tell All At NAB Radio Show
  • Death Row Deal Back On Track?
  • WXPN Believes In The “Power Of Song” In September

Radio Ink

  • SRA: Arbitron’s Response To Hispanic Measurement Concerns Disappointing
  • Sirius XM Joins Stand Up To Cancer Benefit
  • Nasdaq Approves Radio One Transfer
  • Canadian Ad Sales Up 6 Percent In 2007
  • WLS-AM Welcomes Pat Cassidy
  • CBS Radio Reorganizes Management Team
  • FCC Considers HD Radio, Sirius XM-Compatible Receivers

Inside Radio

  • SRA “disappointed” with Arbitron.
  • Florida GM dead at 61.
  • G. Gordon Liddy goes C-Span.
  • A slow rebuilt for Illinois combo.
  • DNC pulls Obama ads over racy content.
  • July was a tough month for online.
  • “The Internet is not immune to the recession.”
  • CBS Radio sees digital as “increasingly important.”
  • Broadcasters seek strict EEO disclosure.
  • Radio One changes Nasdaq exchange.
  • Radio One changes Nasdaq exchange.
  • Sporting News partners with “legends.”

Radio Business Report

  • Struble delivers sermon on HD
  • Payola And Plugola (FCC Fines Made Easy!)
  • White hot radio gains 6% in 2007
  • Host under fire in Phoenix
  • Two big adds for Kingsley
  • Non-spot is off, off-air is on, Q2 is down
  • Mobility in Portland

Billboard

  • Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1
  • T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump
  • Blogger Arrested Over Guns N’ Roses Leaks
  • Snow Patrol Sets Date For ‘Suns’ ‘
  • Suge’ Knight Busted For Assault, Drugs In Vegas
  • Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box

Adweek

  • Radio Dips 7% in First Half of ’08
  • SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

UrbanSite

  • News – Dr. Dre’s Son Found Dead
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte, Birmingham

All About Country

  • Longtime COUNTRY GM Ed Cearley Dead at 61
  • Kristi Lee Cook Visits KKNG/Oklahoma City
  • Mitch Morgan Celebrates 25 Years At WMIL/Milwaukee
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Shoots Video For Somebody Said A Prayer
  • Keith Hill Opens The Music Scheduling University
  • The Inside Scoop On Josh Gracin’s Unbelievable (Ann Marie)
  • Yvette Arledge Joins Cherry Heart Music
  • CCMA’s Add Randy Bachman & Crystal Shawanda As Performers
  • Keith Urban’s Back Injury Not Serious Josh Turner Does Joe’s Pub In NYC
  • RAB’s Jeff Haley Keynotes NAB Show Luncheon
  • Arbitron’s Summer Phase I Trends Continue
  • WKDF/Nashville Sends In New On-Air Team
  • An Era Ends As Patti Leaves Birmingham Radio
  • Mark Phillips Takes KPLX/Dallas PM Drive/MD
  • FCC Asks: Should Sirius XM Radios Include HD Radio?
  • Cracker Barrel Presents – Kenny Rogers: 50-Years
  • The Marty Stuart Show Debuts On RFD-TV
  • Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 Returns To Nashville & Philadelphia
  • Sonya Isaacs Signs With Disney Music Publishing
  • KVET/Austin Kicks Up The Texas Red Dirt
  • Trisha Survives 60-mile Walk And In-Flight Emergency
  • COUNTRY Stars Join In For Jerry’s Kids
  • Robynn James’ Raises $194,000 For Cure Kids Cancer
  • Charlie Allen Takes The Grand Tour Of The New XM Facility
  • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Top Americana Adds
  • Jimmy Wayne Is GAC’s Artist Of The Month
  • The New Music Awards Set For November 22nd
  • Radio Pays Record Royalties To BMI
  • Sugarland Plays Denver’s Red Rocks For The Environment
  • Arbitron Posts More Summer Phase I Returns
  • Show Dog Nashville Grabs Two Music Row Execs
  • Tim McGraw Headlines The Music City Jam
  • NAB Radio Show To Feature FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
  • Presidential Hopeful Chad Brock Sits Down with Country Weekly
  • BMI Breaks Another Records With $901 Million in Annual Revenue
  • Advertisers To Slash Advertising Budgets Says Report

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Radio News for Tuesday, 8/26/2008


– updated @ 8:27am Eastern

Radio and Records

  • WPGC Names Scorpio OM
  • Programmers From PPM Markets To Share Insights At R&R Convention
  • Kevin Martin To Address NAB Radio Show Breakfast
  • Mitchem To Return To D.C.

All Access

  • Thea Mitchem Named OM At CC/DC-Balt.
  • NASDAQ Now Threatens SBS With Delisting
  • Moonves Third Highest-Paid CEO, Says AP
  • Survey: Advertisers To Slash Ad Budgets
  • Stephen Ferrera Named EVP/A&R At Island & Mercury
  • Moxley Named VP/Promotion At Show Dog
  • Report: Death Row Sale Terminated
  • FCC’s Martin Will Appear At NAB Radio Show
  • Report: Wal-Mart To Cherry-Pick CD Retail?
  • Clear Channel Takes Two Back From Trust
  • KBXO Deal Closes
  • Dahl Shifts Earlier At Jack FM/Chicago
  • WYSP Format Adds Classic Hard Rock
  • Toronto’s Mix 99.9 Changing Name To Virgin Radio
  • Copper Thieves Knock Another Station Off Air
  • Sheila Eldrige Exits Perry Broadcasting Augusta Cluster
  • KOMA’s Williams To Retire Friday
  • DiMonte Back On Montreal Radio
  • James Thomas Joins McVay New Media
  • O’Halloran Joins Strauss Radio Strategies
  • Rex McNeill Heads Crosstown
  • WJBR Names Megan Clendaniel Promotions Coordinator
  • The Sound Goes Out On A Dat-e-Base
  • Entercom Stream Stations Via FlyTunes
  • Syndication One Offers Extended Coverage of the DNC
  • Debbie Conner Joins Southern Star
  • Jenifer Wilde Gets “Smart”
  • KYGO’s Garret Doll Videos Tornado
  • DeFede Exits WFTL
  • Western Oregon U. Launches Football Network
  • WPOZ Keeps Central Florida Aware Of Fay’s Movement
  • Sommers To Join KTIS

Friday Morning Quarterback

  • NPR Chief: Commercial Radio Lacks Local Voice
  • Clear Channel Names Thea Mitchem OM Washington D.C./Baltimore
  • MI Tops $900 Million In Revenue In ’08

Radio Ink

  • Mitchem Named OM Clear Channel Washington/Baltimore
  • Westwood One, NBC News Sign New Distribution Deal
  • Virgin Radio 999 FM Launches In Toronto
  • Entercom Portland Streams Stations To Mobile Phones

Inside Radio

  • Radio accounts for a quarter of BMI’s bottom line.
  • A kinder, gentler Imus pays off for ABC Radio.
  • Charlotte stunt leads to legal troubles.
  • NAB heads to Denver and St. Paul.
  • NBC looks to do more on radio.
  • Entercom goes mobile in Portland.
  • Sir Richard Branson gets beachhead.

Radio Business Report

  • Fitch sees Tribune default a “real possibility”
  • Non-spot is off, off-air is on, Q2 is down
  • Mobility in Portland
  • Westwood One renews NBC News
  • Martin commits to NAB Radio Show
  • CBS Radio News to join simulcast “Stand Up to Cancer”
  • Ingraham to air from DNC, RNC; speaks with McCain
  • Laura Ingraham reups with TRN
  • Debut pursuing small market/national platform strategy

Billboard

  • Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention
  • Legend Debuting Song At Democratic Convention
  • Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page Jam At Olympics Finale
  • Kara DioGuardi Named New ‘Idol’ Judge Trail Of Dead Storms Back On New EP, Album
  • Merge Turns 20 With Curated Boxed Set
  • The Script, Perry In Charge On U.K. Charts

Adweek

  • Radio Dips 7% in First Half of ’08
  • SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

UrbanSite

  • Michelle Bats Leadoff at the DNC
  • Arbitron – Indianapolis, New Orleans
  • Robert Scorpio to WPGC
  • Thea Mitchem Headed Back To D.C.

All About Country

  • KWJJ/Portland Now Streaming On FlyTunes
  • Show Dog Nashville Grabs Two Music Row Execs
  • Jake Owen Outpaces All Others
  • Tickets To CMA Awards Show On Sale September 19th
  • Rebel Hearts Video Makes It To Music Mix USA
  • KDBL/Yakima’s Jennifer Wilde Gets A Smart Car
  • Road Hammers Visit GAC Nights
  • Patty Loveless Launches Theater Tour
  • Where Country Radio’s $$ Come From

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