Radio News for Friday 10-24-2008

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News, Political & PR

Op/Ed and Feature

FCC & Legal

Public & Educational

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Radio and Records

  • Interep Filing For Ch. 7 Bankruptcy Liquidation. Company has been operating under Chapter 11 for several years
  • Rogers Named CBS/D.C. Market Mgr.
  • EMI Posts Huge Loss
  • Cumulus Cutbacks Begin
  • Pros On The Loose
  • KFAN Fires Dubay
  • KDKA/Pittsburgh Gets An Assist From Mason
  • Updated: Thompson Named VP At Bad Boy
  • McConnell Exits ABC. After 19 years, last day with company is Friday
  • Ivey Invited To Stay Longer At KIIS
  • Updated: Budget Cuts Hit Cox/Atlanta
  • Lazlo Upped, Edwards Adds At Entercom/K.C.
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Spitzer Takes On Payola
  • Daniels Takes The Helm For Now At WKQI/Detroit
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 23, 2008
  • Ferro On-Air In Miami
  • UMG Bundles Tunes With Dell
  • FCC’s Martin Tagged ‘Porker Of The Month’ For NASCAR Advertising
  • Dobson Hall Of Fame Induction Protested
  • Journal Radio Revenues Slip 3% in Q3
  • Ticketmaster To Buy Majority Of Front Line Management
  • Cressman Lazer 99.3’s New PD
  • WLS Has A Cow
  • Nasdaq Gives Radio One A Reprieve
  • Hopkins Faces Rape Charge
  • AEG’s Moore Rises To CMA President
  • Budget Cuts Come To CBS/Tampa; WSJT PD Block Exits

All Access

  • Interep Writes Final Chapter (7)
  • Cumulus Cutbacks In Progress; RFP Status Update
  • John Ivey Inked To Multi-Year Deal
  • Edwards Dons Another Entercom Hat
  • Mason Working With KDKA
  • Thompson Becoming A Bad Boy
  • Jonathan Nelson Resigns From WMG Board
  • iHeartMusic Lands In Top 10 iPhone Apps
  • FCC In Denial(s)
  • B95.1/Panama City Flips, Shuffles Ownership
  • Ontario FM Gets OK For New Tower Site
  • KFAN Fires Dubay
  • Seacrest Gets Kissed In Buffalo
  • Cumulus Cutbacks In Progress; RFP Status Update
  • John Ivey Inked To Multi-Year Deal
  • Mason Working With KDKA
  • iHeartMusic Lands In Top 10 iPhone Apps
  • B95.1/Panama City, FL Flips, Shuffles Ownership
  • WSBT Radio Group Moves Into New Studios
  • Ontario FM Gets OK For New Tower Site
  • Star 105.1 AM Co-Host To Trick Or Treat As An Ex-Radio Guy
  • WMGI Adds New Morning Show
  • Minor League Miners Ink Radio Deal With WPKE-F
  • StreetPulse: High School Musical 3 Remains #1
  • Air America Runs Contest For Fan-Made Obama Spots
  • Firefighters Salute Q102’s Diego
  • WKRQ Welcomes David Archuleta
  • Skeeter Launches Wild Joe Productions
  • Ticketmaster Buys Front Line, Azoff Named CEO
  • Radio One Gets NASDAQ Delisting Warning For Class D Shares
  • Beau Daniels Named Interim PD At WKQI

Radio Ink

  • Interep Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Ivey Re-Ups With KIIS In Multiyear Deal
  • Staff Cuts By 10% At Journal
  • Clear Channel’s Iheartradio Top 10 iPhone App
  • FCC Seeks Comment On HD Power Increase
  • McConnell Leaving ABC Radio Networks
  • FCC Rejects Challenge To WQAM/Miami License
  • Journal Radio Revenues Fall In Q3
  • SBS Sets Q3 Earnings Release
  • Radio One Gets Nasdaq Notification On Class D Stock
  • Csukas Joins Westwood One As Network Radio EVP/COO
  • Audi Adds HD Radio


  • EMI Reports Over $1 Billion In Losses
  • Interep to file for bankruptcy
  • John McConnell exits ABC Radio Networks
  • Lazlo and Bob Edwards get PD stripes in Kansas City
  • Bono to write NY Times column
  • Conflict of Sumner Redstone’s interests?
  • In a low-sales era, what’s a hit in music?
  • Sirius XM facing major debt

Inside Radio

  • Interep files Chapter 7.
  • CBS: Interep misused trust fund.
  • KFAN fires Jeff Dubay.
  • iHeartRadio cracks top ten.
  • Journal cuts 10% of employees.
  • Expenses now, revenue later.
  • John McConnell exits ABC.
  • Judge: No extra time for Arbitron.
  • No AP rate cuts for radio.
  • AMs keep heading for FM.
  • BFA starts fund drive.

Radio Business Report

  • RBR Alert: Interep to be liquidated
  • Foe pass: FCC tosses anti-Beasley complaint
  • Cuomo seeks dismissal of PPM lawsuit
  • Radio revenues down at Journal
  • 10% solution
  • Audi to add HD Radio
  • KRCO-AM adds FM in Oregon
  • Crook & Chase launch web content for affiliates
  • Westwood One reorganizes top management
  • Want to buy a satellite radio company?
  • American Airlines unveils TV commercial
  • Still waiting for CPPs to catch up
  • Nielsen reorganizes Adweek Media Group
  • Like falling off a blog
  • RBR First: Major shakeup at WW1: Beusse has left the building
  • New contracts at CC Radio

Radio Online

  • Interep Bankruptcy Moves From Chapter 11 to Liquidation
  • CBS Radio/Washington Elevates Rogers to Market Mgr.
  • KIIS/Los Angeles Inks PD John Ivey to Multi-Year Deal
  • Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Becomes Top 10 iPhone App
  • WINS’ Mason to Assist KDKA/Pittsburgh Programming
  • McConnell Exits ABC Radio as Senior VP/Programming
  • FCC Seeks Comments on FM HD Radio Power Increase
  • Mancow to Host Late Mornings on Citadel’s WLS/Chicago
  • Entercom/Kansas City Ups Lazlo, Edwards to PD Posts
  • Journal Q3 Revs Down 5.3%, Earnings Swing to Loss
  • Saga/New England Hires Cressman as WLZX/Springfield PD
  • FCC Rejects Challenge to WQAM-AM/Miami’s License
  • Report: Redstone Has No Plans to Sell Viacom, CBS
  • Matt Smith Named Impact Radio Affiliate Sales Manager
  • Former WRKO/Boston Host Facing Child Rape Charge

NTS Aircheck

  • Fired Up Over Fairnes
  • Boehner Goes All Clint Eastwood At NM Rally
  • And Now A Word From The Opposition
  • AAR Wants You To Make An Obama Commercial
  • McConnell Exits ABC Radio Networks
  • Feedback On Fairness Doctrine
  • Mancow Returns To Windy City Airwaves
  • Barack Obama Named “Marketer Of The Year”
  • Scott Clark Is Steppin’ Out
  • New Mexico Senator: “Bring Back Fairness Doctrine!”


  • Arbitron – West Palm Beach, Greenville-New Bern and Huntsville
  • News – Keith Sweat Adds WGNL-FM, Greenwood, MS
  • New Releases – Pryslezz- “Sideways” Impacting Date November 10th & 11th
  • News – Condolences for Michael Horton
  • Arbitron – Orlando, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Little Rock, Mobile, Shreveport
  • News – Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Has A New Job As Co-Host of Soul Sunday
  • News – 7 Things That Could Go Wrong on Election Day
  • News – Southeastern Chapter NBPC Sunday Meeting
  • News – NASDAQ Notifies Radio One, Inc. Class D Shares Fall Below Minimum Bid Price
  • Airchecks – 16 Staffers at Cox Atlanta Let Go
  • Airchecks – Sonny Ali 1530 WDJZ Bridgeport
  • Airchecks – Julian Nieh B96 Chicago
  • Arbitron – Norfolk, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Richmond, Greenville SC, Charleston SC, Chattanooga

All About Country

  • How Far Have Broadcast Stocks Fallen?
  • John Rich ‘Fight’ Not A Fight–Just A Tirade
  • Chuck Wicks Goes Into The Circle Twice
  • Craig Morgan Sings On Good Morning America
  • It’s All Over For Interep
  • Mike Wilson Leaves Montage Music Group
  • Wild Joe Productions Dawns
  • WXCY/Wilmington, DE Changes Morning Show
  • Oregon Classic Country AM Now On FM
  • Taylor Swift & Tim McGraw Share World Series Duties This Weekend
  • Julia Burton Continues West Virginia Radio Tour
  • Kristy Lee Cook Makes Opry Debut
  • Bentley Blows Up
  • Summer Books End Today
  • Broadcast Stocks Plummet With Today’s Dow
  • UMG/Nashville’s Offices Closed Today
  • Dial Global Announces COUNTRY Line-Up
  • KXKT/Omaha’s Canfest Concert Raises $$ & Food
  • Boise Budget Cuts Takes Tooker In The Morning
  • KBUL/Reno’s Baby Brigade Helps Soldier’s Family
  • Pat Garrett & Aaron Tippin Play For McCain/Palin
  • Jessica Andrews Surfaces At Carolwood Records
  • Clay Walker’s BAMS Donates Another $25K To Vanderbilt
  • Mega-Merger: Ticketmaster Takes Front Line Management
  • Carrie Underwood Imortalized In Wax
  • Kenny Chesney Has Fifth Chart-Topping Album

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