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Radio News for Friday, 9/26/2008


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Radio and Records

  • Smiley Rolls Into Four More Markets
  • Performance Royalties Bill Unlikely To Benefit From Congressional Extension
  • Pietroluongo Named Billboard Charts Director
  • ABC Radio’s Anderson Elevated To Senior VP Of Programming, Distribution
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Burkhart/Abrams Launches AOR To National Prominence
  • Best Buy Snags Guns N’ Roses Album Exclusive
  • McCain Resumes Campaign, Will Debate Tonight
  • CBS Interactive To Hold Investor Conference On Oct. 7
  • PPM Coalition, Arbitron Submit Comments To FCC
  • Collins Fills PD Opening At KYLD
  • San Diego Sports Shuffle
  • O’Dell Departure Is Official
  • Radio CEOs Emphasize Power Of New Platforms
  • Stokes Hit With Defamation Charges
  • KTAR Makes Changes
  • Greater Media Board Chairman John Bordes Dies
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Sept. 25, 2008
  • R&R Christian Summit Postponed
  • D.C. Lawyer: A McCain-Less Debate Poses Equal Time Issues
  • Baka Boyz Cross Over
  • UMG Plans Online Music Video Portal
  • MySpace Music Launch ‘Unhealthy,’ Says Merlin
  • Changes At Corus/Seaway Valley
  • Scott Joins Main Line/Dayton As Market Manager
  • CCKA Adds Two To Atlanta Marketing Advantage Team
  • Satellite Merger Dislodges Ernst Young From Sirius
  • The Debate Debacle
  • Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou?
  • Wilson Named NPR Digital Media Senior VP/GM
  • Bettelli To Exit Dial Global
  • Greater Media, Kurt Hanson Launch PhillySmoothJazz.com
  • SRA Applauds N.Y.C. Council PPM Vote; Arbitron Responds
  • Broadcasters Wait In The Wings As McCain, Obama Debate Their Debate
  • CBS Tops Ando Media’s Internet Radio Top 20 For August
  • Update: WMMS’s Dieter Charged In Bottle-Throwing Incident
  • One Music-Royalty Pact Done, One To Go
  • R&R Convention: The Voice Of The People
  • R&R Convention: No Harmony On Performance Rights
  • R&R Convention: R&R Talks About Alternative Business Models For, Well, R&R

    All Access

    • Ike KO’s PPM October Week 1
    • Media-Tainted Diaries Prompt Revised San Diego Arbitrends
    • Cumulus Ratings RFP Process Almost Complete
    • Radio’s Execs Speak At AdWeek Event
    • FCC Drops FM Translators-For-AM Stations Item From Agenda
    • WHTA, WHTD Add Smiley For Mornings
    • KMPG In, Ernst And Young Out As Sirius XM Auditor
    • LBI Buys KVIB/Phoenix
    • Montana Station Owner/Host Hit With $3.8M Defamation Judgement
    • Downtown’s Bergin Grabs Greenberg
    • StreetPulse: Kings Of Leon Remain On Top
    • KSEL Adds Power And Moves Frequencies
    • More Changes At Xtra Sports/San Diego
    • KTAR Changes: Gaydos Joins Mac In PM Drive, Crummey Back
    • Astros Announcers Add Weekly KBME Talk Show
    • Jones Upped To Middays At Raleigh-Durham’s Bull
    • Union, Arab Group Call For CHMP Host’s Firing
    • Virgin/Toronto Cracks The Code
    • Greater Media Chairman John Bordes Dies

    FMQB

    • October issue of FMQB featuring interviews with Gene Romano, Sue O’Neil, John E. Kage, Sean Demery, and more.
    • Nickelback Management UEG Expands Team
    • Dave Loncao, Brad Roosa and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk join Union Entertainment Group.
    • Intellectual Property Rights Act Passes
    • PPM Coalition Files FCC Comments
    • Universal Eyeing Music Video Web Site?
    • Congress Tackling Internet Music Issues
    • Mike Betelli to exit Dial Global
    • son of Scott Muni says ‘goodbye’ on behalf of his late father on ‘RXP,
    • Arbitron cancels Houston October week 1 PPMs
    • Radio execs talk ad slump
    • Arbitron recaps Spanish PPM seminar
    • indie labels disappointed by MySpace Music
    • Muxtape founder explains site’s fate

    Radio Ink

    • ABC Radio Networks Promotes Anderson, Combines Programming & Affiliate Relations
    • Arbitron Reports Full House At PPM Seminar
    • CEO Summit Focuses On New Opportunities
    • CCKA/Atlanta Adds Two Execs
    • Greater Media Chairman Bordes Dies
    • Arbitron: FCC Has No Authority To Regulate Ratings
    • Scott Named MM For Main Line/Dayton
    • Wilson Named SVP/GM For NPR Digital Media
    • PPM Coalition: Unaccredited PPM Rollout ‘Unprecedented’
    • Rapalee To Dir./Engineering For Entercom/Sacramento

    Inside Radio

    • ABC combines programming, distribution.
    • CMM cuts 13% of its workforce.
    • Debate coverage under way.
    • Greater Media’s John Bordes dies.
    • TV fall line-up promotion heats up.
    • Sources: MRC blessing not close.
    • Fire-plagued KOOP goes home.
    • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:

    Radio Business Report

    • Music industry groups settle some online royalty disputes
    • FCC authority over PPM in dispute
    • WorldSpace founder offers to step down
    • EAS manufacturers develop common protocol in broadcast EAS
    • Laura Ingraham adds new affiliates
    • New name, look for Beasley’s 106.3 WJPT-FM

    Radio Online

    • ABC Radio Promotes Anderson to SVP/Programming
    • Arbitron Cancels October Week 1 PPM Report in Houston
    • Baka Boyz Exit XMOR (Blazin’ 98.9)/San Diego Mornings
    • Overflow Crowd Packs Spanish Format Seminar for PPM
    • CC Taps Collins for Vacant KYLD/San Francisco PD Post
    • Arbitron Files Comments Opposing FCC Probe into PPM
    • Entercom/Sacramento Names Rapalee Dir./Engineering
    • Sohmer Named Executive Producer of Lou Dobbs Show
    • CC Katz Advantage Expands in Atlanta, Renews Web Site
    • Former Harrisburg Morning Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud
    • Greater Media, AccuRadio Offer Online Smooth Jazz
    • Alternative WFXH-FM Savannah, GA-Hilton Head Leslie Scott heads to Cumulus AAA KBXR-FM/Columbia, MO, as PD/mornings.
    • Legendary Chicago air talent Tommy Edwards will exit mornings at AC WILV-FM/Chicago
    • Jennifer Foxx is upped to Program Director of AC WEZF-FM (Star 92.9)/Burlington, VT

    Billboard

    • T.I. Back Atop Hot 100, Kanye Debuts High
    • ay-Z, Stargate Form Label, Publishing Company
    • McCartney Rocks For Huge Crowd In Tel Aviv
    • Flaming Lips Unveil ‘Mars’ CD/DVD Details
    • Bon Jovi Unveils Clips From New Documentary
    • Busta Rhymes Denied U.K. Entry For Benefit Show
    • Rock The Bells Tour Making European Debut

    NTS Aircheck

    • OK, Cancel That Fill-In Host
    • Carl Anderson Upped At ABC Radio Networks
    • In Dallas ABCRN’s TJ Lambert Exits
    • Off The Front Page, But Still On The Front Lines (KTRH)
    • Jeff Monosso Joins FOX News Radio
    • RTNDA’s Barbara Cochran To Be Honored
    • KFI’s Towering Presence
    • Arbitron Rebuffs FCC Investigation Of PPM
    • Traffic Reporter, Or WWF Contender?
    • Does Bill Belichick Know About This?
    • USRN Taps Slade Sohmer For Dobbs Show
    • KDKA Sets “Warm-A-Thon”
    • Laura Ingraham Adds New Affiliates
    • NTS Aircheck Weekly
    • Gambling Demands Energy Reform
    • Another Host Charged With Diary Tampering
    • Murder Confession A Hoax
    • Talk Media News Notes
    • T-Mobile Unveils G-1 Phone
    • So You Wanna Be A News Reporter, Eh?

    Urbansite

    • News – Rickey Smiley Picks Up Four More Affiliates
    • Arbitron – Jacksonville, Orlando, Shreveport, Little Rock, Baton Rouge, Gainesville
    • News – Syndication One’s Rickey Smiley and Yolanda Adams Score Awards

    All About Country

    • United Stations Offers Heros & Winners For The Holidays
    • Rick Star Hangs Out His Americana Shingle
    • Charlie Garner Succumbs To Brain-Stem Tumor at 65
    • TSA To Jimmy Wayne: ‘Keep Your Shorts On’
    • Vince Gill & Amy Grant Plan Christmas Tour
    • Changes At 95.7 The Wolf/San Francisco
    • KSEL/Portales Heads Into Texas With In Improved Signal
    • Trace Adkins & 38 Special Jam Tomorrow Night
    • John Michael Montgomery Radio Special Available
    • The Conclave Offers Its First-Ever Webinar
    • River County’s CD Release Party Set For Thursday In Nashville
    • Kellie Pickler Radio Special Available This Weekend
    • CMT’s Gone Country Finale Tonight
    • Lia Joins Big Country 102.7/Fresno Monday
    • Faith Unveils Her Christmas Album On PBS Special
    • Daniel Lee Martin Does More Backstage & Backroads Episodes
    • Charlie Daniels Captures Magical Night On DVD
    • Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend Ends
    • Roper Lassoos WGTR/Myrtle Beach PD/AM Drive
    • Farm Aid Board Of Directors Send Letter To Congress
    • Lady Antebellum Does Late-Night TV Tonight
    • Arbitron Completes Delivery Of Summer Phase II Today
    • Emilio & Wife Injured In San Antonio Car Crash
    • Gary Allan’s Father Passes
    • KAT 103/Omaha Begins 7 Weeks Of Dreams
    • WUBE/Cleveland’s Travis Moon Gets Guitar Lesson
    • Kix 104/Fayetteville Wraps Up Silver Anniversary Series With Gary Allan
    • CMA Makes $1,000,000 Endowment To Words & Music
    • IBMA Bluegrass Annual Gathering Is Next Week
    • Travis Tritt Advises James Otto
    • MySpaceMusic Is Now A Reality
    • Arbitron Files Comments With The FCC
    • Scott Alexander KHAY/Ventura’s New Music Director
    • First-Ever Music File-Sharing Trial Gets A Do-Over
    • Danny Wright Departs Dial Global

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