Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of 10-31-2008

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Radio & Records

  • Emmis Radio Trims Bodies, Salaries. Company axes more than 30 people, institutes pay cuts for others
  • Chernoff Rises At CBS Radio/New York
  • Updated: Dillon Out, Robison In At Jack/Houston
  • CBS/West Palm Beach Changes & Exits
  • Studs Terkel Dies At 96
  • Arbitron Focuses On Diary Service Improvements
  • No More Jo Jo At KYGO
  • Updated: Duran Exits Entravision/Phoenix
  • Updated: Santa Visits Milwaukee
  • Cuts At Cumulus/Toledo
  • DiTomo Leaving Entercom
  • Tate Exits WSEN/Syracuse
  • Hispanic Broadcasters Sue Each Other
  • ABC, Comcast Team For E!, Style, G4 Radio Content
  • Roberts Off The Beach — Literally, Not Figuratively
  • No Reunion For Michael Jackson
  • Violette Sliced At B95.1/Oxnard-Ventura
  • Budget Axe Swings Through Emmis/Chicago. Webb replaces Klaproth as Loop PD
  • Riley Takes Over Ben, Gosselin Gets Now In Philly
  • FCC Investigates Lawsuit’s Payola Claim
  • Analyst On U.S. Advertising: Severe Recession Unavoidable
  • CBS Radio Q3 Revenues Fall 12%
  • Is Radio CBS’s Albatross?
  • Arbitron Rolls Out Reliability Calculators For Diary & PPM
  • Philly Gets Christmas Early
  • Malone Exits Mix/Houston
  • London Not In St. Louis Anymore
  • ABC, Comcast Team For E!, Style, G4 Radio Content
  • EMI, Warner Sign Up To Unlimited MP3 Package
  • eMusic Cuts 10% Of Staff
  • Tommy Frank Passes Away
  • FCC Fines KBLQ Owners $9K Over Public Files

All Access

  • Emmis Radio Cuts Staff, Some Salaries
  • Chernoff Upped To VP/Programming At CBS Radio N.Y.
  • Dillon Out, Robison In At KHJK/Houston
  • Arb Hosts ‘Diary Market Owner/Operator Caucus’ Meeting
  • Will Interep Be Sold Today?
  • ‘Optimistic’ Redstone Helps To Boost CBS Stock
  • The Death Of Live Nights?
  • ABC Radio Networks To Distribute E!, Style, G4 Radio Programming
  • Spring Ahead, Fall Back
  • Wyoming Station Changes Hands
  • A Virus Spreading Through Boise?
  • Competitors Land In Court In Oxnard-Ventura
  • Violette Ready To Bloom Elsewhere
  • Correction: Make That A Jackson 4 Reunion
  • Little Jackie Hits It On 90210
  • Query Exits WIBC
  • KGIL Shuffle Puts Savage In PM Drive
  • Scandal Figure Joins CJAD As Commentator

Radio Ink

  • Analyst: No Ad Recovery Until 2010
  • Greater Media Makes PD Moves In Philly
  • Tough Sentence For Ex-Emmis/St. Louis Controller
  • CBS Radio Revenues Drop In Q3
  • Nasdaq Suspends SBS Delisting Process
  • Arbitron Debuts Ratings Reliability Calculators
  • Radio Pros Available
  • Smyth Named Chairman At Greater Media
  • Hastings Forms Management Company
  • Millennium’s Donahoe Resigns; Saurer Named President/CEO


  • This week’s eQB speaks with Dave Lancao and features Programming To Win, Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.
  • The Beatles Cut Rock Band Deal
  • CBS Radio Sees 12% Drop In Q3 Revenue
  • Arbitron announces “reliability calculators”
  • Budget cuts lead to exits at Emmis-Chicago
  • Jules Riley named PD at WBEN/Philadelphia
  • Harvard Professor fights RIAA tactics
  • NY AG investigating Arbitron stock sales
  • Karmazin interview on Autoline

Inside Radio

  • Buyers line-up for Interep.
  • Optimism radio will win royalty battle.
  • CBS Radio: no rush to sell.
  • CBS Radio: no rush to sell.
  • Analyst: Severe recession “unavoidable.”
  • Arbitron adds “Reliability Calculator.”
  • Jury, not Arbitron, will decide who’s #1.
  • Traffic staffers get their day.

Radio Business Report

  • It looks like around five suitors for Interep
  • Analyst: Sirius XM still overpriced
  • Beasley settles indecency cases
  • überblend to focus on radio branding
  • BE supplies systems worth $1 Million to Egyptian Radio & Television
  • Sirius XM debuting Led Zeppelin channel
  • SBS wants clarity on Interep
  • No timetable for CBS station sales
  • Trustee believes Interep has value
  • Cuomo investigating insider sales
  • Zune signs with Univision
  • WCBS Newsradio covers the NYC Marathon, Presidential Campaign
  • Federal judge kicks PPM fight to state court

Radio Online

  • Budget Cuts Sweep Through Emmis Radio/Chicago
  • Sam Malone Exits Mornings at KHMX (Mix 96.5)/Houston
  • CBS Corp. Q3 Revs Up 3% to $3.38B, Radio Down 12%
  • Arbitron Unveils Reliability Calculators for Diary, PPM
  • Jules Riley Appointed PD of WBEN-FM/Philadelphia
  • Spanish Broadcasting Pays Off $18.5M Promissory Note
  • Former Emmis Controller Gets One Year for Embezzlement
  • Sports Host Arrested For Using Company Credit Card
  • Veteran Programmer Tommy Frank Passes Away at Age 42
  • Bonneville/St. Louis adds veteran sports journalist Bryan Burwell to WMVN-FM when it flips to Sports/Talk 101.1 in January

NTS Aircheck

  • Talk The Vote: Salem Radio Network syndicated talkers Michael Medved and Dennis Prager
  • Can’t We All Just Get Along
  • Go “Green” For Halloween: Green Book of Songs
  • Way Beyond The Beltway: Bruce DuMont
  • In Tomorrow’s NTS Aircheck Weekly: Holland Cooke & Jim Farley


  • Airchecks – Mic Tee
  • CBS Radio Revenue Drops 12% in Q3
  • Airchecks – B-Love

All About Country

  • Consumer Spending Down But Not Out This Holiday Season
  • Good Morning America Gets Stephen Cochran This morning
  • New Keith Urban Single Due Monday
  • Julianne Hough & Craig Morgan Host CMA Red Carpet
  • Faith’s Joy to The World Added To CMT Holiday Line-Up
  • Marty Stuart Show Debuts On RFD-TV Tomorrow Night
  • Joe The Plumber Signs With Aaron Tippin For Management
  • Jeff France Joins Jimmy O’Brian at KASH/Anchorage
  • Countdown To CMA Awards Begins Next Wednesday
  • Trey Cooler Moves To Myrtle Beach’s Gator
  • CC McCartney Inducted Into Texas Radio Hall Of Fame
  • Canada’s Copyright Board Issues New Internet Rate Structure
  • George Strait Becomes 5th ACM Artist Of The Decade
  • Hey Beatiful Is A Letter Home From A Fallen Soldier
  • Exile Returns To Entertain Nashville
  • Tim & Willie Continue Community Service In Phoenix