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Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of January 30th 2009


Radio Headlines:

Quick Commentary:

So Emmis Communications Chairman & CEO Jeff Smulyan believes that impending weather conditions are a clincher for cell phone manufacturers to build radio into cell phones. Nice idea. Too bad most radio markets these days don’t have the local talent on the air to let the listeners know about said impending weather. It’s the tail wagging the dog. Good luck with the nationally syndicated host or voice tracker telling the folks in Duluth about the twister on the way.

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

  • Salem Employees Take Pay Cut. Five percent for all, execs cut 10%
  • La Kalle/Chicago Goes Oldies
  • Cutbacks At RCA/Jive
  • Downsizing Hits Greater Media/Boston
  • Laboe To Receive PPB Diamond Circle Award
  • MMTC Adds Tate, Coley As Directors
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 29, 2009
  • Smulyan: It’s The Right Time For Cell Phones With FM Receivers
  • Broadcasters Spent $5.2 Million On 2008 Lobbying
  • Tisch Grabs Nearly 60K Saga Shares At $1 Each
  • R&R’s Farber To Be Honored With Trailblazers Award
  • New Katz Online Network Affiliate Tops December Webcast Metrics
  • Sony Music Sales Drop 22%
  • Melba Moore To Serenade Golden Mike Recipients
  • TRN-FM Re-feeds Mancow, Adds Stations
  • KOIT Beats KGO In S.F. Holiday PPM
  • Katz Advantage Adds New Offices
  • KTMY/Salt Lake Take On ‘La Preciosa’

All Access

  • Saga Down After Reverse Stock Split
  • ESPN Plans Job Cuts
  • Unemployed Must Stay Positive According To NCBI
  • Arb Holiday 2008 PPM Client Briefing Set For Today
  • CBS Launches Moneywatch.com
  • Airplay Direct Ups Kreher To COO
  • Station Sales In Washington State
  • Ron Chapman Released From Dallas Hospital
  • R.I. Attorney General Approves WRNI Sale
  • Freddie Bueno Exits KZZO
  • Jacobs Media Wants Job Seekers To Be ‘Ready To Rock’
  • WSB’s Slade On Mend From Broken Leg
  • Malmberg Fills In At KSTP
  • Minnesota Public Radio Shifts Saturday Schedule
  • WRBQ Adds Tom Kent Seven Days
  • WIP Host Angelo Cataldi’s Father-In-Law Dies
  • Charlotte’s On The Web

Radio Ink

  • Smulyan Reiterates Call For FM In Cellphones
  • Salem Cuts Pay Across The Board
  • WDYT/Charlotte Goes Dark
  • TRN Adds Mancow Refeed
  • WJZZ/Atlanta Flips To Urban AC
  • McDowell: Fairness Doctrine Has History Of Abuse
  • Copps Appointed Defense Commissioner
  • Copps: Restructuring Can Be Left To New Chairman
  • Katz Opens Network Advantage Offices
  • Hyundai Expands Commitment To HD
  • PPM In-Tab Dips Over The Holidays
  • Democrats Launch Anti-Rush Petition
  • Furth Named Acting FCC Bureau Chief

FMQB

  • Severe Storms Build Case For Radio In Cell Phones
  • Copps Tells McDowell To Wait On Changes
  • Katz Advantage opens three new offices
  • Zune revenues sink
  • Cox to test bandwith-throttling system
  • YouTube users caught in WMG fight

Inside Radio

  • Radio’s Super Bowl countdown is on.
  • Dan Vallie: Christmas debate over.
  • Sign of the times: Sacrifice and gratitude.
  • Even ESPN’s growth engines are slowing.
  • Greater Media trims sales, programming staff.
  • Pirate also causing static for Arbitron.
  • Fairness Doctrine no laughing matter.
  • Copps: Leave change to successor.
  • CBS launches MoneyWatch.com.

Radio Business Report

  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh
  • Radio only refuge in a storm
  • No WorldSpace sale today
  • TRN-FM offers new re-feed of Mancow
  • Hyundai to sponsor Super Bowl Kick-Off Show
  • Charlotte Talker WDYT goes dark
  • Everett broadcaster wins appeal on AM towers
  • Young Broadcasting ends Nasdaq trading
  • Saga sets reverse split for Thursday trading
  • Radio involvement in DTV awareness requested
  • Now doing promotion for Rush Limbaugh:

Radio Online

  • Salem Communications Institutes Company-Wide Pay Cut
  • Emmis CEO Smulyan Calls for FM Tuners in Cell Phones
  • Dana Marshall Out as PD of WBOS (Radio 92.9)/Boston
  • Pirate Radio Listening Prompts Orlando Book Reissue
  • Maneor, Mahoney Expand CC/Albuquerque PD Duties
  • Lindow exits WSJR-FM/Wilkes Barre Over Budget Issues
  • TRN-FM Offers Re-feed of Mancow’s Morning Program
  • Katz’s Network Advantage Opens Three Regional Offices
  • MIW Radio Group, RAB to Unveil Trailblazer’s Award
  • KMXB-FM (Mix 94.1)/Las Vegas morning hosts Mark & Mercedes are set to syndicate their show to CBS Radio co-owned Hot AC KZZO-FM

NTS Aircheck

  • A “Stealth” Fairness Doctrine Possible
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Green, Sykes Re-Up At WTMJ

Urbansite

  • News – REPLACEADS, THE THIRD LARGEST INTERNET RADIO ADVERTSING SERVICE, GROWS DRAMATICALLY
  • News – Boney At KJLH Los Angeles
  • Arbitron – PPM New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit
  • Arbitron – Charleston SC
  • News – Letter: McDowell suggests acting FCC chairman OK agency review
  • News – Greensboro NC’s WMKS 105.7 KISS FM And Ruben Studdard

All About Country

  • Arbitron’s Fall Books Continue To Roll Out
  • Mark Lindow Leaves JR93.7/Wilkes Barre
  • Joey+Rory’s Cheater Cheater Gettin’ Cheated Outa Airplay?
  • Clay Henderson Takes SE Region For 1720 Entertainment
  • My Country/SLC Becomes La Presiosa
  • Merle Haggard Says, ‘Where’s The Songs?’
  • Dierks Bentley’s Feel That Fire Now At MySpaceMusic
  • NAB Crystal Radio Award Entries Due Tuesday
  • GRAMMY® Awards Celebration Heats Up
  • Read AAC’s Featured Articles Yet?
  • Toby Keith Launches TK Steelman
  • Take A Look At Taylor…
  • Faith Hill Is Super Bowl Bound
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Radio News for Thursday January 29th 2009


Radio 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

  • KOIT Beats KGO In S.F. Holiday PPM. Thirty years of consecutive No. 1s come to an end
  • Career-Stimulus Opportunities
  • PPM Holiday ’08 In-Tab Off; 6+ Sample Target At 101%
  • Seattle Braces For Powers’ Surge
  • R&R’s Farber To Be Honored With Trailblazers Award
  • Charlotte’s WDYT Goes Dark
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 28, 2009
  • Rockefeller Slaps House Republicans For Rejecting DTV Delay
  • Copps Will Save FCC’s Really Heavy Lifting For Real Boss
  • McDowell Calls For FCC Audit
  • Orr Takes WCYQ PD Chores
  • Yangaroo’s DMDS Continues To Deliver In U.S., Canada
  • David Furth Named FCC’s Acting Homeland Security Chief
  • Tisch Grabs Saga Shares
  • Sikka Upped At NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’
  • Entercom Sets Wage Freeze
  • Maher Joins WUSF/Tampa

All Access

  • Parts Of The NY Times For Sale?
  • WDYT/Charlotte Goes Dark
  • Ice Takes Virginia AM Off Air
  • KRKO Wins Appeal In Tower Battle
  • Jacobs Media Wants Job Seekers To Be ‘Ready To Rock’
  • Station Sales: Colorado FM, Missouri CP, Arizona Translator
  • New Duties At CC/Alburquerque
  • Report: Weissbach’s Back At KVI
  • Podolak Seeks Treatment, Iowa Delays Search For New Analyst
  • MIW And RAB To Honor Erica Farber
  • Google UK’s Gillespie To Join GMG Radio
  • StreetPulse: The Boss Is #1
  • RailCats To Air On Lakeshore Public Radio

Radio Ink

  • PPM In-Tab Dips Over The Holidays
  • Copps: Restructuring Can Be Left To New Chairman
  • Democrats Launch Anti-Rush Petition
  • Furth Named Acting FCC Bureau Chief
  • McDowell Recommends FCC Audit
  • WJZZ/Atlanta Flips To Urban AC
  • Long Named TM Studios VP/GM As Graupner Retires
  • Brian McKnight Show Debuts On ABC Radio Networks
  • Hyundai Expands Commitment To HD
  • Saga Sets Date For Reverse Stock Split
  • Entravision Schedules Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Entercom Freezes Wages Companywide

FMQB

  • FCC’s McDowell Asks For Audit Of Commission
  • Arbitron Releases Holiday ’08 Sample PPM Metrics
  • Hyundai increases HD Radio commitment
  • Zune revenues sink
  • Cox to test bandwith-throttling system
  • YouTube users caught in WMG fight

Inside Radio

  • Jolly Holiday Numbers
  • Most PPM metrics hold.
  • Automakers resist mandatory HD Radio in satellite receivers.
  • Hyundai ramps up its HD Radio commitment.
  • Hershey’s a sweet radio success.
  • NAB convention attendance is pacing up.
  • Ice knocks out stations in three states.
  • Rush asks listeners to overwhelm petition drive attacking him.

Radio Business Report

  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh
  • Young Broadcasting ends Nasdaq trading
  • Saga sets reverse split for Thursday trading
  • Radio involvement in DTV awareness requested
  • Now doing promotion for Rush Limbaugh:
  • Happy Holiday report for Arbitron
  • Nautel adds seven new FM models
  • Audio gremlins plague Arbitron
  • The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Rehr rarin’ to go with T-Mobile offering
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting upgrades with Jampro
  • Michael Savage beats CAIR again in court ruling
  • Cox Radio Houston signs Dean and Rog
  • Repping in Hoosierland
  • Wage freeze at Entercom
  • ABCRN launches The Brian McKnight Show
  • Competing offer for Blago

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Details Holiday 2008 PPM, 6+ In-Tabs Down 1%
  • Eric Powers to Add KBKS (Kiss FM)/Seattle PD Duties
  • Copps to Leave Restructuring for the New FCC Chairman
  • Radio One Flips Smooth Jazz WJZZ/Atlanta to Urban AC
  • Democrats Launch Anti-Rush Limbaugh Online Petition
  • Hyundai to Expands HD Radio Presence in 2011 Models
  • WAY-FM adds Steven Tuzeneu as Corporate Staff Engineer
  • WTMJ-AM /Milwaukee inks new deals with Jonathan Green & Charlie Sykes.
  • NPR promotes “Morning Edition” deputy executive producer Madhulika Sikka to executive producer
  • KHTQ-FM/Spokane PD Larry Snider exits; APD/night talent Kris “Beavis” Siebers becomes PD

NTS Aircheck

  • Rush Has Got ‘Em All Stirred Up
  • Smerconish Goes One-On-One With Musharraf
  • KABC Shuffles Lineup
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Super Week In Tampa Rolls On

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – PPM New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit
  • Arbitron – Charleston SC
  • News – Letter: McDowell suggests acting FCC chairman OK agency review
  • News – Greensboro NC’s WMKS 105.7 KISS FM And Ruben Studdard
  • Arbitron – Greenville-Spartenburg, Little Rock, Columbia SC, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Shreveport
  • Airchecks – C.J. Riddick 99.5 Jamz Emporia VA/Roanoke Rapids NC
  • News – Interim FCC Chief Michael Copps Takes Over ‘Demoralized’ Agency

All About Country

  • Take A Look At Taylor…
  • WKKT/Charlotte’s Ken Buckner Is Texas Bound
  • All The New Music All In One Place
  • Bucky Covington is Best-Selling Debut Album Of Class Of 2007
  • Zac Brown Gets National TV Face Time
  • Taylor Swift Takes Top Two SoundScan Sales Positions
  • Faith Hill Is Super Bowl Bound
  • Chris Michaels Leaves 1720 Entertainment
  • Paul Orr Takes WCYQ/Knoxville PD
  • Bo Reynolds Show Goes 6-Nights A Week
  • KCRS Live! Line-Up Set
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Billy Powell Passes
  • Radio’s Changing Partners
  • Fire Destroys Tammy Wynettes’ Former Home
  • Sing Along With Taylor!
  • Rebel Hearts Picks Jesse Dunn As Next Release
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Radio News for Wednesday January 28th 2009


Radio 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

  • McDowell Calls For FCC Audit
  • Entercom Sets Wage Freeze
  • Tisch Grabs Saga Shares
  • Updated: Hot AC Returns To Columbus
  • Snider Exits KHTQ, Siebers Takes Over
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 27, 2009
  • Bertolucci Inherits KTLK-AM
  • Logan Appointed PD For WIBT
  • Hall Revamps KABC
  • CC/Tucson Ups Hoshor To DOS
  • MMTC: Advertise DTV Transition Date Heavily On Radio, TV
  • Laughlin Exits CBS/L.A.
  • Roscic Heads Up Sony Classical
  • Michaels Catches Calgary’s Vibe
  • Barone Upped To GSM For Hot 97
  • Cubby Flies South
  • LoveWebRadio? So Does Phillips
  • Copps Begins Heavy Lifting At FCC
  • Graupner Retiring From Triton’s TM Studios
  • Martin Takes Over Fox Sports Radio
  • Buttload Of New Grammy Performers!
  • Radio Vet Bowen Joins CMA As VP Of Strategic Marketing
  • Thompson Exiting Dallas’ ‘Bone’
  • Obit: Andrew Peters
  • Non-Clear Channel Cuts: WBAL, KYW, WINS, WFAN, WHYY, WEOL
  • More Columbus Sports: WYTS
  • BP Launches Free Job Search Site
  • Senate Passes Bill To Delay DTV Transition Until June 12
  • Schock To Exit WRXP
  • NAB Chief Welcomes Cell Phones’ Inclusion Of FM
  • Arbitron Settles PPM Lawsuits With The Media Audit, Ipsos
  • Entries Sought For 2009 Radio Mercury Awards
  • Updated: Columbus Plugs In ‘The Fan’ On FM

All Access

  • FCC’s McDowell Request Agency Audit
  • Yahoo! Posts $303M Loss
  • Anti-Limbaugh Petition Gets Support From… Limbaugh?
  • BBC Institutes Management Salary Freeze, Bonus Cuts
  • KWYS-A/West Yellowstone Sold
  • WBZ Brings LeVeille, Dyett Back
  • Maher Joins WUSF/Tampa
  • Jacobs Media Wants Job Seekers To Be ‘Ready To Rock’
  • Sikka Upped At NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’
  • A’s Ink Korach To New Deal
  • KQBU-A/El Paso Adds English-Language Talk
  • Sand Gnats Ink Deal With Star 1400/Savannah
  • KALC Hooks Up Listener With $1.2 Million Home
  • TJ Murphy Adds VO Clients

Radio Ink

  • McDowell Recommends FCC Audit
  • Long Named TM Studios VP/GM As Graupner Retires
  • Brian McKnight Show Debuts On ABC Radio Networks
  • Laughlin Exits CBS Radio/L.A.
  • Report: Payola Probe At Texas Stations
  • Tribune Names Meek To President Post
  • Call For Entries For Radio Mercury Awards
  • Saga Sets Date For Reverse Stock Split
  • Entravision Schedules Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Entercom Freezes Wages Companywide
  • Arbitron Patent Suits Settled
  • Acting Chairman Copps Sets Priorities

FMQB

  • Michael Copps Announces Interim FCC Staff
  • Save Sirius Group Calls For Satcaster Subpoena
  • NAB Praises T-Mobile For Radios In Cell Phones
  • Roy Laughlin exits CBS Radio-L.A.
  • Entercom reportedly freezing wages
  • Bryan Schock steps down at WRXP
  • YouTube users caught in WMG fight
  • FCC probes Spanish language stations
  • Imus’ comeback: one year later
  • Bonaduce/Canseco fights ends in draw

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel’s next move: Hiring.
  • GM cash runs low; stations get warning.
  • Two carmakers on Radio’s Top 100.
  • Democrats launch anti-Rush petition.
  • Saga’s move keeps it on NYSE.
  • McDowell: Time to “rebuild” FCC.
  • CBS Radio remains top online broadcaster.
  • Chris Long to lead TM Studios.
  • RRC adds Hoosier stations.

Radio Business Report

  • Young Broadcasting ends Nasdaq trading
  • Saga sets reverse split for Thursday trading
  • The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Rehr rarin’ to go with T-Mobile offering
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting upgrades with Jampro
  • Michael Savage beats CAIR again in court ruling
  • Cox Radio Houston signs Dean and Rog
  • Repping in Hoosierland
  • Wage freeze at Entercom
  • ABCRN launches The Brian McKnight Show
  • Competing offer for Blago
  • DJ ads gaining traction in Indy
  • PTC seeks blackout for “…seek Amy”
  • Ex-WBIX host Rennie accused of stealing millions
  • WGN offers Afternoon Drive to Rod and Patti Blagojevich

Radio Online

  • McDowell Asks Acting Chairman Copps for FCC Audit
  • Entercom Implements Company-Wide Freeze on Wages
  • Robin Bertolucci Adds KTLK-AM/Los Angeles PD Duties
  • Emmis Ups Barone to GSM for WQHT & WRXP/New York
  • Logan Adds WIBT (96.1 The Beat)/Charlotte PD Duties
  • WODB/Columbus Flips to Hot AC as ”The New Mix 107.9”
  • Clear Channel/Tucson Ups Steve Hoshor to Dir./Sales
  • RRC Adds Artistic Outlets in Lafayette, Bloomington
  • Saga Sets January 28 for 1-4 Reverse Stock Split
  • Veteran Houston morning hosts Dean and Rog are moving from Clear Channel’s Classic Rock KKRW-FM to Cox Radio’s crosstown Classic Hits KHTC-FM.

NTS Aircheck

  • Limbaugh’s Waves Hit Britain’s Shores
  • America’s New Sports Radio Capitol?
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Twin Cities Tops For Radio Web Visits
  • R.I.P. Andrew Peters
  • Martin Named VP/GM At FOX Sports Radio

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Greenville-Spartenburg, Little Rock, Columbia SC, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Shreveport
  • Airchecks – C.J. Riddick 99.5 Jamz Emporia VA/Roanoke Rapids NC
  • News – Interim FCC Chief Michael Copps Takes Over ‘Demoralized’ Agency
  • News – 411 On The Vent
  • Arbitron – The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Oklahoma City, Wilmington NC
  • Airchecks – Steve E Former Swing On-Air WBLK, Buffalo
  • Arbitron – Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Memphis, Greenville-New Bern

All About Country

  • Rebel Hearts Picks Jesse Dunn As Next Release
  • New PPM Monthlies From 14 Markets Due Today
  • TJ Martell Installs New Officers & Board
  • CMA Installs Dan Bowen VP/Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • TM Studios’ David Graupner Retires
  • What’s Goin’ On In Your World?
  • Youth Get ’26-Cents’ As Cool Country Debuts
  • Rascal Flatts Tops MediaBase Add-Board Big Time!
  • The Rumble On The Row Approaches
  • Want COUNTRY In Lubbock? It’s Confusing
  • Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel Top Americana Adds
  • All The New Music–All In One Place
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Radio News for Tuesday January 27th 2009


Radio 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

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Laughlin Exits CBS/L.A. Weiner to oversee seven-station cluster
  • Copps Begins Heavy Lifting At FCC
  • Martin Takes Over Fox Sports Radio
  • Thompson Exiting Dallas’ ‘Bone’
  • BP Launches Free Job Search Site
  • Senate Passes Bill To Delay DTV Transition Until June 12
  • Schock To Exit WRXP
  • NAB Chief Welcomes Cell Phones’ Inclusion Of FM
  • Arbitron Settles PPM Lawsuits With The Media Audit, Ipsos
  • Entries Sought For 2009 Radio Mercury Awards
  • Updated: Columbus Plugs In ‘The Fan’ On FM
  • WQTM/Orlando To Drop La Preciosa
  • McKnight’s Move To R&B Radio
  • NAB2009 Adds Author Malcolm Gladwell To Keynote Schedule
  • Updated: Universal Music Group Starts Slicing
  • ‘Ayuda’ Comes To Miami’s Caracol
  • Triton Digital, VMIX Bridging Gap Between Radio And New Media
  • Jacobs Media Helps Displaced Rockers
  • Get Well Bruce
  • Performance Royalty Fight Heats Up
  • Cell-Phone-Only Sample Targets Raised In All PPM Markets
  • Obama Considers Rush A Problem

All Access

  • Entercom Institutes A Wage Freeze
  • 78,000 Lose Their Jobs In One Day
  • Copps Names Interim Staff, Calls For Better Communication
  • Station Sales: Texas AM CP, Nevada, Iowa Translators
  • Sports Returning To WQTM/Orlando
  • Third Off At Mapleton/San Luis Obispo
  • Nassau Portland Stations Ink News Deal With WCSH-TV
  • Troy Dayton Exits Y94
  • Shennan To Helm BBC Radio 2
  • Top-10 Radio Advertisers
  • Krueger Takes Overnights At Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio
  • Parnaby Exits CFRB
  • Dailey Exits Boise State Radio Crew At KIDO
  • Talk Show Returns To A Different WHAV
  • Paco Lopez Hangs V/T Shingle Out

Radio Ink

  • Laughlin Exits CBS Radio/L.A.
  • Arbitron Patent Suits Settled
  • Geico Tops National Advertisers Again
  • AT&T CruiseCast Adds MTV Programming
  • Struble: More Competition Than Ever
  • CBS Corp Sets Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Report: Payola Probe At Texas Stations
  • Tribune Names Meek To President Post
  • Call For Entries For Radio Mercury Awards
  • Rehr Commends T-Mobile For Offering FM In Handsets
  • Triton Digital Expands Video, Photo Efforts

FMQB

  • Arbitron, Ipsos And Media Audit Reach PPM Settlement
  • iBiquity’s Struble Talks Future Of Radio Competition
  • Universal Music Group restructures
  • Sony & Kyte announce partnership
  • FCC probes Spanish language stations
  • Imus’ comeback: one year later
  • Bonaduce/Canseco fights ends in draw

Inside Radio

  • John Hogan rethinks radio.
  • Entercom orders salary freeze.
  • CBS Radio shakes up L.A. cluster.
  • McDonald’s will stay local.
  • Settlement ends phone-based ratings.
  • The business of the Commission goes on.
  • NYSE gives radio breathing room.
  • ABC Radio’s McKnight-time solution.

Radio Business Report

  • The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Wage freeze at Entercom
  • ABCRN launches The Brian McKnight Show
  • Competing offer for Blago
  • DJ ads gaining traction in Indy
  • PTC seeks blackout for “…seek Amy”
  • Ex-WBIX host Rennie accused of stealing millions

Radio Online

  • Roy Laughlin Exits CBS/Los Angeles as Co-Market Mgr.
  • Rehr Commends T-Mobile for Offering FM In Handsets
  • Arbitron Settles Infringement Suit w/Ipsos, Media Audit
  • Report: FCC Launches Payola Probe at Texas Stations
  • Fox Sports Radio Reveals New Lineup, Martin New VP/GM
  • Thompson to Exit KDBN (99.3 The Bone)/Dallas as PD
  • RadiOhio Flips WBNS-FM (Mix 97.1)/Columbus to Sports
  • Brian McKnight Show Launches on ABC Radio Networks
  • CC/Tucson Appoints Steve Hoshor as Director of Sales
  • Triton, VMIX Partner for Online Video & Photo Content

NTS Aircheck

  • Martin Named VP/GM At FOX Sports Radio
  • Obama Calls Out Limbaugh
  • Parker Takes Milwaukee Sports PD Post
  • Chicago Talk Radio Has Blago-mania
  • Opening: Previous Weekend Experience Required
  • Don Wade & Roma Welcome Embattled Guv

Urbansite

  • News – 411 On The Vent
  • Arbitron – The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Oklahoma City, Wilmington NC
  • Airchecks – Steve E Former Swing On-Air WBLK, Buffalo
  • Arbitron – Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Memphis, Greenville-New Bern

All About Country

  • Restructuring Underway At Universal Music Group
  • Adam Gregory’s Crazy Days iTunes Single Of The Week