Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of December 5th 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

  • O’Reilly To End Radio Show. Last ‘Radio Factor’ set for Q1 2009
  • Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Class of ’09
  • Renda Broadcasting Joins Katz
  • Mago Replaces MacBride As Head NAB Lawyer
  • Radio Industry Gets Shaft On ‘Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night’
  • Dixie Chicks’ Maines Faces Defamation Suit
  • Manley Migrates To Chicago
  • Crowley Announces Weekday Show
  • Entercom/Gainesville Ups O’Neil To VP/GM
  • Sunshine/Gainesville Makes Cuts
  • Changes At KIDO/Boise
  • New Stations Coming To Great Falls, Mont.
  • Schwartz To Lead Newly Formed Cox Media Group
  • Martin Unlikely To Push For PPM Investigation
  • Curtis Media Breaks One Million
  • Entercom Gets Delisting Notice From NYSE
  • R&R Searches For Talk Radio’s Finest
  • ICBC Goes With Katz Media
  • CBS Cutbacks And Changes
  • Manning Peaks In Phoenix
  • Sprague Climbs The Mountain In Denver
  • Villa Takes Over BMP Austin Cluster
  • Stevens Returns To Buffalo For WJYE

All Access

  • Did Grammy Telecast Slight Radio?
  • Report: EMI Seeks To Sell U.S. Distribution To Rivals
  • Mago Named EVP, MacBride Leaves NAB
  • Boy George Found Guilty of False Imprisonment
  • QTrax Signs Sony Deal
  • Virden Buys Illinois Translator
  • Deminski And Doyle Set New Year’s Party, WCSX Debut
  • U.K.’s RadioCentre Makes Cuts, King Exiting As RAB Chairman
  • Three More Virgins For Canada
  • StreetPulse: Enya’s Back On Top
  • Casey Freelove Exits KSFN-KXNT/Las Vegas
  • ESPN Radio Makes Madison Move
  • Allen, Prawitz To Call Oregon Baseball
  • ‘Group Room’ Added At WGDJ
  • Norfolk Host Rollie Bristol Dies

Radio Ink

  • O’Reilly To End Radio Factor
  • O’Neil Tapped As Entercom/Gainesville VP/GM
  • Katz Signs Renda, Adds Evans As NY VP/Sales
  • TRN’s Crowley Launches Nationally With Weekday Show
  • Fitch Sees Bleak ’09 For Radio, Other Media
  • Viacom To Cut Staff, Freeze Some Salaries
  • Villa Programs BMP/Austin
  • Sweeney Joins StreamTheWorld As SVP
  • Katz Adds ICBC Broadcast Holdings


  • Karmazin Confident About Sirius XM Q4 Growth
  • Triton Digital Re-Brands MJI Interactive & Radio Companion
  • Nokia’s Comes With Music Service Takes Off
  • Phil Manning named PD at KPKX/Phoenix
  • Viacom announces layoffs
  • What will the music industry look like in 5 years?
  • CBS Is Building a Powerhouse Internet Radio Network

Inside Radio

  • Stakelin: Grammys owe radio apology.
  • A peek inside PPM numbers.
  • Sirius XM: “Not for sale.”
  • “Mel should be fired.”
  • Katz adds Interep vets and client.
  • Bill O’Reilly to end radio show.
  • NAB’s chief lawyer exits.

Radio Business Report

  • Last pieces of Interep sold
  • Oh, those radio pranksters
  • O’Reilly to end radio show
  • Sanyo debuts Internet radio
  • The Monica Crowley Show adds major markets
  • BIA radio forecast revised sharply downward
  • Arbitron touts over-sampling of Hispanics
  • Katz signs Inner City
  • Cancer claims Toscano
  • Transactions: 12-04-08
  • Triton Digital rebrands MJI Interactive, Radio Companion
  • e360Live.com launches ChristmasTV.com
  • CBS Radio to power Yahoo! Music’s LAUNCHcast Radio

Radio Online

  • Bill O’Reilly to End Westwood One Syndicates Radio Show
  • Riviera Broadcast Inks National Rep Deal with Eastman
  • KTRS/St. Louis PD Manley Exits for Chicago Opportunity
  • Cox Radio/Athens Appoints Smith as VP/General Manager
  • Katz Radio to Rep Renda Broadcasting, Expands NY Office
  • Monica Crowley Show Launches into Weekday Syndication
  • O’Neil Named VP/General Mgr. of Entercom/Gainesville
  • Blanchard River Closes on WBUK/Lima from Aloha Trust
  • Riviera Rhythmic CHR KKFR-FM (Power 98.3)/Phoenix inks Assistant PD/midday personality Karlie Hustle
  • Hot AC KALC-FM (Alice 105.9)/Denver names Carrie Williams as Promotion Director.

NTS Aircheck

  • All-News Rocks In PPM
  • Chicago, Philly All-Newsers Also Shine
  • Beck Bags Big Apple
  • KURV Launches National Petition Drive


  • Hype – Rachel Brown
  • News – Lil Wayne, Coldplay dominate Grammy nominations
  • Airchecks – Nicky Darby – Available & Looking
  • Airchecks – Ramal Brown Available & Looking
  • Arbitron – 6+ PPM New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston

All About Country

  • Montgomery Gentry Concert Opens 2009 Sprint Sound & Speed
  • GAC Features Faith’s Christmas Concert Saturday Night
  • Viacom Cuts Force Exit Of 20 From CMT
  • Toby Keith Helps Demolish Children’s Oncology Unit
  • Final Nominees For 51st Annual Grammy Awards Named
  • Rascal Flatts’ I’ll Be Home For Christmas Video Debuts Monday
  • What Do You Think About Our Industry’s Changing Landscape?
  • Brad Paisley Collects Two Grammy Nominations