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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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