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Radio News for Wednesday and the Holiday Weekend of December 31st 2008


Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe/Oceana

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Martin Leaves Clear Channel/L.A.
  • Bartley And ABC Part Ways After 18 Years
  • B96 Names New Morning Show: J Niice & Julian Nieh
  • Bonneville Rounds Out St. Louis Sports Station
  • FCC Bids Farewell To Commissioner Tate
  • FCC Doles Out EEO Fines
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Hayes To CEO
  • Genesis Rolls Out Memories In Tampa
  • Saga Board OKs Reverse Stock Split
  • WXTC-AM Shifts To Classic Soul
  • Trotta Exits 98Q To Join Y105 In Danbury
  • Miller Joining WNYM
  • NPR Reporter Covers Her Own Layoff
  • Journal Communications Gives Top Execs Retention Awards
  • McKay Wakes Up Columbus… Again
  • Twin Cities Media Personality Scores His Own Morning Show
  • Wired 96.9 Unplugs Rhythmic

All Access

  • Michael Martin Exits Clear Channel/Los Angeles
  • J Niice And Julian Team To Host Mornings On B96
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Jimmy W. Hayes To CEO; James Kennedy Still Chairman
  • Martin’s Last Call: Have Porn With Your Free Wireless
  • Dick Bartley Exits ABC Radio Networks After 18 Years
  • Madonna The Queen Of The Road
  • Philly PPM’s Dec 11th-Jan 7th Indexing Off Slightly
  • Saga Reverses Its Split Stock
  • Peter Thomson Leaves Salem/Dallas For FamilyNet TV And Radio
  • Mertz Out At Forever/Frankfort, KY
  • Top-10 Radio Spots
  • WHBQ Adjusts Lineup, Riley To Wakeups, Looking For Talent
  • Is WNCT Losing Its Religion?
  • WWNQ Drops Country For Flashback
  • WKLI Keeps The Holiday Hits Coming
  • WDBY Gets A New ‘Mr. Morning’ Man
  • …While WDAQ Looks For A New ‘Mr. Morning’
  • Mindy Abbot To Star In Middays
  • Mitch Mahan Exits WIRK; John O’Connell Named PD
  • Lisa Ramsey-Perkins Joins Sony BMG/Nashville
  • Kates Robinson Joins Cold River
  • Fox GameTime Goes Liberty Bowling
  • WAUK-A Stands Up For Anthem Singing Contest
  • Cox/Richmond To Steer Blood Drive
  • Ringtone-ing Out The New Year
  • Animal Radio Talks About Pet Setting
  • Tom Pagnotti Gets Heard

Radio Ink

  • Martin Exits Clear Channel/L.A.
  • FCC Issues EEO Notices
  • Hayes Named Cox Enterprises CEO
  • Tate Saluted By Fellow Commissioners
  • Saga Board OKs Reverse Stock Split
  • Miller Added On Salem’s WNYM/New York
  • Genesis Launches ‘Mega Memories’ On WHBO/Tampa

FMQB

  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Reuters: Investors tuned out radio in 08.
  • Cox elevates Hayes to CEO.
  • Box-office receipts up 7.8% this year.
  • Paul Harvey’s New Year’s message to radio: “Keep your seats.”
  • More than 60% of Nielsen radio surveys will be in markets 101-200.
  • TV remains the main source for national and international news.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM
  • Broadcasters Foundation establishes Bill Drake Fund
  • CC Radio Miami launches “93.9-FM MIA”
  • Clear Channel completes tender for bonds
  • Arbitron in talks with New Jersey AG
  • Metro Traffic and TrafficLand partner

Radio Online

  • CC/Los Angeles VP/Programming Michael Martin Exits
  • Commisioner Deborah Taylor Tate Prepares to Exit FCC
  • Saga’s Board of Directors Approves Reverse Stock Split
  • Sports Byline USA to Launch on KTRB-AM/San Francisco
  • Rhythmic CHR WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago names J Niice & Julian as the new morning show
  • Bonneville’s new Sports/Talk WXOS-FM/St. Louis taps D’Marco Farr for PM drive.
  • Producer Dick Bartley exits ABC Radio Networks after 18 years.
  • Gospel WXTC-AM/Charleston, SC, flips to Urban Oldies
  • Roser Communications’ News/Talk WVTL-AM/Amsterdam, NY, flips to Soft AC
  • News/Talk WOR-AM/New York adds syndicated Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs

NTS Aircheck

  • “Dissed” By Dad (Joe Scarborough)
  • Reusse Gets KSTP Wake Up Call

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Nashville, Shreveport, Columbia SC, Chattanooga
  • Arbitron – Memphis, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville
  • News – WLVE Drops Jazz in Miami
  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge

All About Country

  • 2009–The Year Radio Gets It’s Fair Share?
  • Country Stars Bring In 2009 On Television
  • The Coyote’s Howlin’ In Spokane
  • Collin Raye & Tanya Tucker Have 2009 Saguaro Road Releases
  • Derek Sholl Sings National Anthem At Staples Arena For NBA
  • Another PPM Snafu–This Time Philadelphia
  • Michael Bandy Remembered By Friends
  • 2 Industry Analysts Say It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better
  • Broadway’s Electric Barnyard Is Ready To Roll
  • Where Country Radio’s $$ Came From
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Radio News for Tuesday December 30th 2008


Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Miller Joining WNYM Comedian takes middays in the Big Apple
  • McKay Wakes Up Columbus… Again
  • Journal Communications Gives Top Execs Retention Awards
  • NPR Reporter Covers Her Own Layoff
  • Twin Cities Media Personality Scores His Own Morning Show
  • Wired 96.9 Unplugs Rhythmic
  • Clark Howard Adds TV
  • Digital Briefs: Hulu Partnership, RIAA Appeal
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s At Urban AC, Active Rock, Rock, Latin Rhythm
  • Obit: Roland Amidon
  • WLVE/Miami’s Christmas Flip
  • Op-Ed: ‘Reboot The FCC’
  • CBS/S.F. To Debut Oldies At 1550 AM
  • Wal-Mart Starts Selling iPhones
  • FCC To Conduct Open Meeting Via Conference Call
  • Guitarist Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.
  • WKPE/Cape Cod Goes Country
  • Back To The Future For KMLE, Tim & Willy
  • Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed
  • Quimby Joins Metro Networks

All Access

  • Media Analysis: 2009 Do-Or-Die Year For Sirius XM
  • Journal Offers ‘Retention Bonuses’ To Execs
  • Majors Still Looking For More Gold In Music Video Hills
  • RIAA Appeal Turned Down; Will They Retry Jammie Thomas?
  • Wal-Mart Now Selling iPhones
  • A Merry Christmas For Amazon
  • Genesis Recalls Mega Memories In Tampa
  • Karen Vaughn Exits WHQT
  • Y94 Gets The Weather From Dave Eichorn
  • Genesse Joe Lengthens His Shift At WOUR
  • WKIX Flips To Hot AC
  • WLFE Rocks Out
  • WVTL Drops Talk For Pretty Melodies
  • Group: Stop Using Music As A Means Of Torture
  • Wired 96.9 Goes Country
  • Gregory Wakes Up In Cleveland … Mississippi
  • Reusse Takes Mornings At KSTP-A
  • Dennis Miller Finds New Affiliate In NYC
  • Chris Carlin Leaves Radio For TV
  • Rush, Miller Switch Stations In Boise
  • Stacy McKay Joins WCVO Mornings
  • WJIS Celebrates 12 Days Of Christmas
  • WGTS Featured In Washington Post
  • Northwestern Media Ups Whitworth
  • Clark Howard Gets A TV Show
  • A Christmas Gift To Remember
  • Jazz Great Freddie Hubbard Dies
  • Delaney Bramlett Dies After Surgery
  • Ed Dunbar Passes

Radio Ink

  • Miller Added On Salem’s WNYM/New York
  • Genesis Launches ‘Mega Memories’ On WHBO/Tampa
  • RIAA Can’t Appeal Mistrial In File-Sharing Case
  • Journal Grants ‘Retention Awards’ To Execs
  • Geico Leads National Spots
  • NPR Reporter Covers Own Layoff
  • WLVE/Miami Flips To Rhythmic AC
  • CBS Radio/San Francisco Brings KFRC Back, In Oldies Form
  • Will NFL Football Stay On Westwood One?

FMQB

  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Television sees through tough times.
  • Home Depot cuts spending.
  • Another analyst predicts a decline.
  • Syndicated talent will only escalate.
  • FlyCast makes its network more iPhone-friendly.
  • **INSIDE STORY** with MIKE KINOSIAN

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM
  • Broadcasters Foundation establishes Bill Drake Fund
  • CC Radio Miami launches “93.9-FM MIA”
  • Clear Channel completes tender for bonds
  • Arbitron in talks with New Jersey AG
  • Metro Traffic and TrafficLand partner
  • Bonneville St. Louis gets Rams deal
  • They’re turning off HD in Washington, DC

Radio Online

  • Journal Gives ”Retention Awards” to Five Executives
  • HLN Inks Money Coach Clark Howard for Weekend Show
  • Genesis Launches ”Mega Memories 1470” in Tampa Bay
  • Patrick Reusse mornings at KSTP-AM/Minneapolis
  • Salem’s WNYM-AM adds Dennis Miller
  • KEZE-FM Spokane flips to Country
  • Stacy McKay joins WCVO-FM for wakeups
  • Urban AC WHQT-FM Miami APD/MD Karen Vaughn exits
  • Meteorologist Dave Eichorn joins WYYY-FM (Y94)/Syracuse
  • Country WKIX-FM/Raleigh changes to WEQR-FM Hot AC Q97.

NTS Aircheck

  • Reusse Gets KSTP Wake Up Call

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Memphis, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville
  • News – WLVE Drops Jazz in Miami
  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge

All About Country

  • Broadway’s Electric Barnyard Is Ready To Roll
  • Saga Notifies SEC Of Reverse Stock Split
  • Spokane Gets A New Country Station
  • Will Jamie Thomas Get A New Trial In 2009
  • Where Country Radio’s $$ Came From
  • Tim & Willie Return To Phoenix Airwaves January 8th
  • The Legendary Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.
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Radio News for Monday December 29th 2008


Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • WLVE/Miami’s Christmas Flip Former format moves to HD2 channel
  • CBS/S.F. To Debut Oldies At 1550 AM
  • Op-Ed: ‘Reboot The FCC’
  • FCC To Conduct Open Meeting Via Conference Call
  • WKPE/Cape Cod Goes Country
  • Back To The Future For KMLE, Tim & Willy
  • Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed
  • Quimby Joins Metro Networks
  • Singer, Actress Eartha Kitt Dies
  • Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies
  • Westwood One Partners With TrafficLand
  • Host News: Smerconish, Browne, Velshi, Stern
  • NFL National Radio Rights Up For Grabs
  • Westwood One’s Busy Year End
  • Facebook Removes Project Playlist; Sony BMG Strikes Deal

All Access

  • Rhythmic AC Hits The Beach At Miami
  • KFRC Rings In The Oldies
  • The RIAA Offers ISPs A File Sharing Warning Letter…
  • …But Some ISPs Can’t Afford To Send It
  • Prof: Abolish FCC, Create ‘Innovative Environment Protection’ Agency
  • Think You’ve Had It Rough? Morning Host Stabbed, Fired Twice And Booked For Assault
  • WKPE Flips To ‘Cape Country’
  • Electric Barnyard Opens Its Gates
  • J. Michael McCoy Talks It Up on Praise 940
  • Eartha Kitt Passes
  • Dave Woodward Passes

Radio Ink

  • WLVE/Miami Flips To Rhythmic AC
  • CBS Radio/San Francisco Brings KFRC Back, In Oldies Form
  • Will NFL Football Stay On Westwood One?
  • FCC Sets December Open Meeting, Again
  • Sirius XM Issues Shares For Debt
  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius XM
  • Wal-Mart Tops Pre-Holiday Spots
  • Bonneville/St. Louis Gets The Rams

FMQB

  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Automakers’ troubles could help radio close the gap.
  • Six-year-old Jack not done growing.
  • Five Journal execs get a holiday bonus.
  • It’s easy as ABC Dees.
  • Christian broadcaster donates its Obama ad revenues.
  • Mega Media says revenues are down 69%.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM
  • Broadcasters Foundation establishes Bill Drake Fund
  • CC Radio Miami launches “93.9-FM MIA”
  • Clear Channel completes tender for bonds
  • Arbitron in talks with New Jersey AG
  • Metro Traffic and TrafficLand partner
  • Bonneville St. Louis gets Rams deal
  • They’re turning off HD in Washington, DC

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio will return veteran air personalities Tim Hattrick & Willy D. Loon to the Phoenix airwaves on January 8.
  • Connoisseur Media launches “105.9 BOB-FM,” a full market class C station in Bismarck, ND.
  • WLVE/Miami Flips to Rhythmic AC, Love 94 Heads to HD2
  • CBS/San Francisco to Return Oldies KFRC at 1550 AM
  • Report: NFL Opens Up Bids to National Radio Rights
  • Radio Revenues Down 20% in November, Off Air Up 1%
  • Bonneville’s WMVN Signs 2-Year Deal with St. Louis Rams
  • Wilks Ups Jennings to K.C., Denver VP/National Sales
  • Broadcasters Foundation Establishes Drake Memorial Fund
  • Laura Handley Joins Connoisseur Media/Wichita as GM

NTS Aircheck

  • Bret Baier To Anchor “Special Report”
  • Crys Quimby Directs Metro/New York
  • Bonneville Gets Rams

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge
  • News – Singer, actress Eartha Kitt dies at 81
  • News – Sabrina Russ, Karen Vaughn’s Publicist Speaks
  • Airchecks – Barry Baker- 107.3 WICB Chicago

All About Country

  • Guitar Legend Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.
  • Tournament Of Roses Parade Honors Long-Running TV Series
  • Arbitron Phase II Returns Resume Today
  • Country Stars Are Bring In 2009!
  • Question of the Week: Will Major Labels Create Their Own Video Channels?
  • WKPE Now ‘Cape Country’
  • The Electric Barnyard Gates Are Wide Open
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Radio News for the Holiday Weekend of December 24th 2008


Have a great holiday weekend. RadioNX will return with full updates on Monday December 29th.

Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • NFL National Radio Rights Up For Grabs. League reportedly talking to other bidders after 22 years with WW1
  • Rams Join Bonneville/St. Louis
  • More ESPN In Atlanta
  • Wilks Ups Jennings In K.C. And Denver
  • Rams Cut From CC/St. Louis
  • Progressive Talker WVKO Goes Christian
  • Handley Joins Connoisseur/Wichita
  • Radio Revenue Tumbles In November
  • CBS Sells Three Stations In Denver To Wilks
  • Westwood One Signs Fred Thompson
  • HD Alliance Announces ‘Evolution’ Q1 Ad Blitz
  • Clough Gets WBRU PD Gig
  • Q105 Slashes More Staff

All Access

  • Lawsuit Against Bronfman Over Warner Buyout Tossed
  • Report: Labels Consider Online Music Video Project
  • Facebook Removes Project Playlist App
  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius
  • Sirius XM Issues Shares In Exchange For Debt
  • Clear Channel Makes Tender Offer Moves
  • FCC To Meet December 30th
  • Broadcasters Foundation Sets Bill Drake Tribute
  • Middays At Fresh No Longer ‘Greene’
  • KUVO Cuts Two
  • Ex-Radio Host Faces A Charge Of Assault
  • KTPL Drops Music

Radio Ink

  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius XM
  • Wal-Mart Tops Pre-Holiday Spots
  • Bonneville/St. Louis Gets The Rams
  • Handley Named GM For Connoisseur/Wichita
  • The End Of Weekend America
  • HD Alliance Promises Aggressive Marketing In Q1
  • Metro Traffic, TrafficLand Partner
  • Nasdaq Asks SEC To OK Delisting Delay

FMQB

  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Wal-Mart, JC Penney top spenders.
  • The Christmas format’s still jolly.
  • Sirius XM’s tough New Year’s resolution.
  • Bonneville gets the Rams.
  • Yule Log and radio combine.
  • “When Radio Was” gets a new team.
  • Dr. Joy’s in the giving mood.

Radio Business Report

  • Barefoot in Indy
  • FedEx will not advertise in the 2009 Super Bowl
  • ESPN Radio adds 1230 kHz in Atlanta
  • Westwood adds Fred Thompson
  • NFL may not renew with Westwood One
  • Karmazin still sees growth in 2009

Radio Online

  • Radio Revenues Down 20% in November, Off Air Up 1%
  • Wilks Ups Jennings to K.C., Denver VP/National Sales
  • Broadcasters Foundation Establishes Drake Memorial Fund
  • Laura Handley Joins Connoisseur Media/Wichita as GM
  • WWI Signs Fred Thompson Show to Replace Bill O’Reilly
  • HD Alliance Continues Aggressive Marketing Campaign
  • Dickey to Launch Second ESPN Radio Affiliate in Atlanta
  • Westwood One’s Metro Traffic Signs with TrafficLand

NTS Aircheck

  • WW One Signs Fred Thompson

Urbansite

  • News – Sabrina Russ, Karen Vaughn’s Publicist Speaks
  • Airchecks – Barry Baker- 107.3 WICB Chicago
  • Arbitron – Kansas City, Indianapolis, Birmingham
  • News – The Mid-South Radio and Music Conference
  • Arbitron – Columbus, OH

All About Country

  • Tim And Willie Return To KMLE/Phoenix
  • What’s Goin’ Down In Dallas?
  • Artist Steve Richard Helps KDKD Fill The Angel Tree
  • Tournament Of Roses Parade Honors Hee Haw
  • Wichita’s Wolf Gets A New GM
  • Trafficland Strengthens Metro Traffic’s Reporting
  • Oops! Traveling PPM’s Make NYC Station #34 In Atlanta
  • NASDAQ Request Could Help Ailing Radio Groups
  • Radio’s Biggest Advertiser Will Be Aggressive In 2009
  • Country Stars On Christmas Television
  • WSRG/Sturgeon Bay Awards Prizes For Stocking Stuffer Caper