Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of 10-17-1008

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Radio and Records

  • Entercom, Radio One Ousted From S&P Indices. Entercom shares marked 52-week trading high of $19.59 in Nov. 2007
  • Evans Exits GapWest
  • Arbitron Scraps Houston’s PPM Report For October Week 2
  • Updated: Memphis’ Snap Says ‘Bye Bye Bye,’ Goes Classic Hits
  • Entercom Cutbacks, Day Two: Downsizing hits Milwaukee, Boston, Denver, Sacto, Portland
  • Bigby Adds VP Strategic Programming Title At CBS Radio
  • Sirius XM Seeks Share Dilution To 8 Billion, Reverse Stock Split
  • Entercom Reflects The Times
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: The Birth of KROQ/Los Angeles
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 16, 2008
  • Humm Tackles Beasley/Las Vegas As VP, Market Manager
  • Sirius XM Cuts Continue
  • VH1 Chief Tom Calderone Upped To President
  • Karpinski Named WAXQ GSM
  • Ozomatli Morning Stint Ends On KYSR
  • EMF Grabs Its 243rd Station For $1.4M
  • ‘Gentlemen, Start Your DTV Transition….’
  • KMOJ To Increase Coverage
  • Dial Global Promotes Crocker; Restructures Affiliate Management, Customer Service Teams
  • Wilson Joins KPEZ Mornings
  • Acoustic Storm Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • SBS Celebrates Anniversary
  • Helicopter Clips AM Tower, Crashes
  • Morris Receives City Of Hope Award

All Access

  • Oh Snap! Memphis Gets Classic Hits
  • S&P Drops Entercom, Radio One From Indexes
  • Jack Evans Out At Gap West
  • More Sirius XM Departures
  • Voting Begins … In Arbitron Advisory Council Election
  • Sirius XM Files To Allow Share Dilution, Stock Split
  • Report: Investment Plan for Myspace Music On Back-Burner
  • Dave Morey To Retire After 26 Years At KFOG
  • FCC Proposes Fines On WSKQ, WXDJ For Phone Prank
  • CRTC Grants New Edmonton, Red Deer FMs
  • EMF Buys Evansville Signal
  • 95SX Gets Jiggy With It
  • Is Facebook Music Coming?
  • Bigby Adds VP Stripes At CBS
  • Sirius XM Files To Allow Share Dilution, Stock Split
  • Report: Investment Plan for Myspace Music On Back-Burner
  • EMF Buys Evansville Signal
  • 95SX Gets Jiggy With It
  • Feder Writes Last Radio Column For Sun-Times
  • CRTC Sets Hearing On Minority Language Broadcasting
  • StreetPulse: Lucinda Williams Nabs The Top Spot
  • Toronto’s Fan Airs Marlies Hockey
  • WWLS Drops HD Delay For Thunder Games
  • Fire Sends U.K.’s TalkSport To Rival’s Studio
  • It’s A Decade For ‘The Acoustic Storm’
  • Jon Anderson Talks With ClassicRockForever.com
  • Jude Corbett Grabs A Hawk
  • Condolences To Dale Connone & Family
  • Layoffs At Entercom Nationwide
  • Tom Calderone Named Pres. Of VH1


  • Stars Raise Nearly $10 Million For City Of Hope
  • Tom Calderone Promoted To VH1 President
  • DDEX Invoke New Digital Standards
  • Layoffs continue at XM
  • Martin Unsure If FCC Has Authority Over PPM
  • Dial Global promotes Patrick Crocker
  • Ozomatli part ways with KYSR/L.A.
  • Risa Matsuki joins MySpace Records
  • Opie & Anthony splitting with PalTalk?

Radio Ink

  • No October Week 2 PPM Report In Houston
  • WSNA/Memphis Flips To Classic Hits
  • Reverse Stock Split For Sirius XM?
  • Entercom, Radio One Dropped From S&P Indices
  • SBS Stations Hit With Phone Fines
  • Humm Joins Beasley As Vegas Market Manager
  • Dial Global Ups Crocker To SVP
  • Pulse 87 Gets Its First PPM Report
  • New Jersey Broadcasters Applaud PPM Investigation
  • Can Radio Lead The Way Out Of Recession?
  • NABEF, BEA Name Student PSA Winners
  • Helicopter Strikes Radio Tower
  • Entercom Cuts Jobs In Kansas City
  • Atlantic Broadcasting Closes On Five NJ Stations

Inside Radio

  • Sirius XM eyes reverse split.
  • Asian groups seek PPM data.
  • GM launches radio campaign.
  • Air America outlasts expectations.
  • In New York, 540,700 listen to TV.
  • Debate boosts CBS Radio.
  • Layoffs underway at Entercom.
  • Entire Texas station staff walks out.
  • Glenn Beck to join Fox.

Radio Business Report

  • Not everyone is downgrading
  • Another one bites the dust
  • Sovereign City signs with Momentum Media Marketing
  • Radio Caracol broadcasting in HD
  • WRKO picks up Laura Ingraham
  • Four dead in Aurora helicopter crash

Radio Online

  • Star & Buc Wild Exit Mornings at Pulse 87/New York
  • Southeastern Ohio Buys WCVZ/Columbus for $2.2 Million
  • Liberal Talk Simulcast to Replace Nine FM in Chicago
  • Arbitron Cancels October Week 2 PPM Report in Houston
  • FCC Slaps Two SBS-Owned Outlets with $16,000 Fines
  • Entercom Flips WSNA (Snap!)/Memphis to ”94.1 KQK-FM”
  • CBS Ups WXYT OM Bigby to VP/Strategic Programming
  • Entercom Dropped from Standard & Poor’s Midcap 400
  • 2008 Advisory Council Election Ballots Due October 28
  • KFOG-FM/San Francisco morning personlaity Dave Morey announced his retirement

NTS Aircheck

  • Malzberg, Schultz Smackdown On FOX
  • Glenn Beck Flips The Channel
  • Humm Heads Beasley/Las Vegas
  • Severin Severs Ties With Imus
  • Obama Up, McCain Down
  • Chopper Crashes Into Radio Tower


  • News – Chicago Tribune History Making Endorsement
  • Arbitron – Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Columbus OH
  • News – Four Tops Levi Stubbs Dead at 72
  • Airchecks – C.J. Malone Snap 94.1
  • Arbitron – Carry Times
  • Arbitron – Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo
  • Arbitron – Pulse 87 FM New York gets first PPM-based custom ratings report
  • News – LaBelle Performs At WDAS-FM
  • Airchecks – Stephanie Officer Siruis Satellite Radio, Hot Jamz
  • News – National Black Programmers Coalition Meeting – Atlanta
  • Arbitron – Washington DC, St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland

All About Country

  • Stillwell Brings Shine To Moby
    Blake Shelton’s She Wouldn’t Be Gone Is GAC Viewer’s Favorite
    Dow Dives As A Tough Week Ends
    We Don’t Like Ike Benefit Concert Sunday In Austin
    Humm Heads Across Town To Beasley/Las Vegas
    Bob Moody’s Father Passes
    Checkin’ In With Chuck Geiger
    K92/Orlando’s Doc & Grace Score John McCain Interview
    Troy Stephens Trades The Gator For The Cat In Ft Meyers
    A.J. Maguire Will Wake Up Springfield
    Reba Talks–Funny & Serious And A Must-Read
    Keni Thomas’ Guns Are Loaded For Release Of Gunslinger
    Winners Named For Inspirational Country Music Awards
    Major Moves By The Big Dawg In Sturgeon Bay
    New Jersey Broadcasters Pile On Their AG’s PPM Suit
    Jo Jo Kincaid Blasts Out Of 95.7 The Wolf/San Francisco
    Westwood One Offers 2-Hour Garth Brooks Special
    Programmers Are Lovin’ Sarah Buxton’s Space
    Hank Williams The Unreleased Recordings Out October 28th
    K92 FM/Orlando Interviews John McCain
    CMA Awards Sets More Performers
    LeAnn Rimes Turns Actress
    Rascal Flatts Builds Birmingham Playground
    Pat Crocker Gets The Green Light For Dial Global Affiliate Management
    Melissa Moran Joins WPCV/Lakeland, FL Morning Show
    Bellamy Brothers To Play At Republican VP Sarah Palin Rally

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