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Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of December 12th 2008


Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Shareholder Suit Against Sirius XM Dismissed Just in time for Dec. 18 shareholders meeting
  • Elder Exiting KABC
  • Lakers Move To ESPN/Los Angeles
  • Sirius XM Makes Music Management Appointments
  • Updated: John Lander Exits WBMX/Boston
  • Updated: Epic Layoffs Sweep Label
  • Vin Scully Picked For NAB Hall Of Fame
  • TNS: Media Spend Declined 2% in Third Quarter
  • No Sports In New York For Emmis
  • Harcourt Joins L.A. Times Magazine
  • El Chulo Moves To L.A.
  • Woodward Signs With Eastlan
  • Updated: ‘Verizon New Music’ Debuts On 21 Clear Channel Stations
  • Kaliner To Nights In Charlotte
  • KERN On The Move
  • From WhiteStar To Black Hole
  • Condolences: Jere Sullivan
  • Fairness Doctrine Ground Zero: Toledo?
  • Schrutt To Be Honored
  • Blagojevich Scandal Includes Hall Of Fame
  • Former Stax Owner Launches Al Bell Presents

All Access

  • Last.FM Hit By Layoffs In CBS Interactive Reorg
  • Bewkes Adds Chairman Slot At Time Warner
  • Stern Talks About The End (Again)
  • CRTC OK’s CFYX Riviere-du-Loop Transmitter
  • Power/Phoenix Adds To Bench
  • Sonny D. And Epic Part Ways
  • One Into Three At 95.7 Ben FM
  • KLAX Adds ‘El Chulo’
  • Calgary Anchor Koop Retiring
  • Belling Takes To FM For Christmas Special
  • TNS: Ad Spending Drops Again In Q3, First 9 Months
  • Report: Sony BMG Settles FTC Suit Over Kids’ Info

Radio Ink

  • TNS: Ad Spending Down Through Q3
  • Verizon Sponsors Clear Channel HD Multicasts
  • Woodward Signs With Eastlan
  • Al Bell Debuts ‘Net Station, Website
  • Scully Named To NAB Hall Of Fame
  • Sirius XM Lawsuit Dismissed, For Now
  • PPM Rolls Into Montreal
  • ESPN Radio Seeks FM Home In NYC

FMQB

  • Sirius XM Sets More Management Appointments
  • MMTC Wants All Radio On Satellite Receivers
  • Verizon Sponsors Clear Channel HD2 Stations
  • BBM Canada Commercializes PPM In Montreal
  • Sony BMG to pay out $1 million over online privacy violations
  • Scott Maness joins IDJMG for Rhythm promo
  • Reselling MP3s: the new music industry battle

Inside Radio

  • Stern: I’m leaving Sirius.
  • CEO: Consolidating away “bad actors.”
  • TNS sees worrisome milestone.
  • One market, three sets of ratings.
  • Radio gets minute-by-minute ratings.
  • Verizon brands HD2 multicast.
  • Credit crunch kills California deal.
  • L.A. Lakers jump to ESPN 710.

Radio Business Report

  • Insider buying shows confidence
  • Sirius XM shareholder suit nixed…for now
  • Eastlan adds two Wisconsin markets
  • KLAX to add Joaquín Garza for mornings
  • WPLR’s Chaz & AJ’s Toy Drive starts today
  • Beasley’s Classic Rock 106.5 grants Christmas Wish
  • GLR Launches Futbol Mexicano Al Día
  • PPM commercialized in Montreal
  • Business will get better by the spring
  • No rush to sell CBS Radio stations
  • MMTC wants satellite to make room for terrestrial

Radio Online

  • TNS: Ad Spending Declined 1.7% in First Nine Months
  • John Lander Exits Mornings at WBMX (Mix 98-5)/Boston
  • Veteran Talker Larry Elder to Exit KABC/Los Angeles
  • MMTC Seeks HD, Seamless Scans on Satellite Receivers
  • U.S. District Judge Dismisses Sirius XM Shareholder Suit
  • L.A. Lakers Sign with KSPN/Los Angeles as New Flagship
  • Woodward Latest Group to Switch to Eastlan Ratings
  • Sovereign City Adds Two Affiliate Relations Directors
  • Vin Scully to be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall
  • Verizon Wireless First Brand to Sponsor HD2 Multicasts

NTS Aircheck

  • ESPN Seeking NYC FM?
  • It’s Snowing In Houston
  • A Contest That Radio People Can Win!

Urbansite

  • Production – 360 Impact Branding: Your Imaging IS Everything
  • Airchecks – MuthaKnows – Available & Looking
  • News – Jamie Foxx Visits The Windy City And Power 92
  • News – Karen Vaughn Exits Hot 105 Miami

All About Country

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