Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of Feburary 13th 2009

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

  • Anti-Royalties Resolution Resurfaces On Hill
  • Google Says ‘Goo-bye’ To Radio Spots
  • CNBC’s Deutsch: Satellite Radio ‘Never Captured The Imagination’
  • CRTC Abolishes Hit/Non-Hit Rule — Except In Montreal & Ottawa
  • Atkins Resurfaces In Milwaukee
  • Stern Unconcerned About Sirius Future
  • CBS/Boston GM Jordan Retiring
  • Davidson Media Sells Its 36-Station Group
  • RCA Elevates Williams To Senior VP Of Urban Marketing
  • Angels In The KFWB Newsroom
  • Clinton Weighs In On Fairness Doctrine
  • Report: Sirius XM In Talks With Liberty Media
  • Analyst: ‘Radio — It’s All About The Debt’
  • Borneman Adds On WPLJ
  • Brooks, Dean Set For Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall Of Fame
  • NAB Grabs Obama-Made Opportunity
  • RCA Ready To Bring The Payne
  • Steve Rivers Is Fighting Back
  • Online Listening Up In ’08

All Access

  • Report: Sirius, Ergen Narrow Differences
  • Bill Clinton Calls For Return Of ‘Fairness Doctrine’
  • YouTube Renews Deal With Sony Music Says Report
  • ISPs As ‘Copyright Cops?’
  • It’s Official: WBZ-A, WODS GM Steps Down
  • Davidson Media Group Sells 36 Stations
  • Myers To Head Review Of U.K. Local Radio
  • ThunderBolts To Air On College Station
  • 1077 The X Flips To Top 40
  • Yes Cancels Concert Dates Through Feb. 24
  • StreetPulse: Plant & Krauss On Top
  • John Rich Makes The New York Times
  • Surgery Puts Phillies’ Kalas On Disabled List
  • Vara To Fill In At KGOW

Radio Ink

  • Google To Stop Selling Radio Ads
  • More Than 100 Lawmakers Co-Sponsor Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Rehr Points Up Public Service In Letter To Obama
  • KFWB/L.A. Makes Angels Deal
  • Journal Revenue Down In Q4
  • Report: Sirius XM In Talks With Liberty Media
  • HD Radio To Come Standard In 2010 Jaguars
  • Lincoln Financial Moves To Loss In Q4
  • Reynolds Joins Ando As SVP
  • Borneman Adds WPLJ GM Duties
  • Salvador Named COO At Radio Campesina
  • Spring SIPs Are On The Way


  • Sirius XM Now Reportedly In Talks With Liberty Media
  • 110 Lawmakers Sign Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster State Merger Benefits
  • Commissioner Copps Pushes For FCC Reform
  • Google drops radio ads
  • Steve Borneman named GM at WPLJ
  • Jim Payne joins RCA
  • How radio is treating the Chris Brown story
  • terrestrial radio won’t fade away

Inside Radio

  • Google’s exit more symbolic than financial.
  • Royalty fight starts with momentum.
  • Journal cuts 401(k) contributions.
  • AE marching orders: More sales calls.
  • No long weekend for Mel Karmazin.
  • Davidson Media gets a new owner.
  • Redstone relieving a debt headache.
  • Radio gets some romantic distraction.

Radio Business Report

  • Google exits the radio biz
  • Indy reporter blasts performance fee
  • Republican reps target moderate Dems
  • Google leaving radio business
  • Jerry Doyle’s “4% Solution” reaches Senate
  • KFWB to air The Angels
  • GLR Networks’ Minuto 60 now airs 6am-12am
  • Phil Hendrie adds 14 new affiliates
  • Radio counter-attack v. labels begins

Radio Online

  • Google to Shut Down Struggling Radio Ad Division
  • Sanghoee Acquires 36-Station Davidson Media Group
  • Report: Cumulus Media to Reduce Workforce by 6-7%
  • House Resolution Opposes Local Radio Royalties
  • Chuck Atkins Joins WNOV-AM/Milwaukee as OM/PD
  • Journal Q4 Revenues Down 9%, Radio Declines 7.8%
  • WBZ-AM & WODS-FM/Boston GM Ted Jordan to Retire
  • Arbitron Mails Station Information Profiles for Spring 09
  • Carat Exec Reynolds Joins Ando Media as Senior VP
  • Kevin Williams and Steve Paul reteam for afternoons at Adult Standards WOBM-AM/Monmouth-Ocean

NTS Aircheck

  • Bill O’Reilly Rejects Apology Demand
  • Doyle Offers 4% Solution To Housing Crisis
  • Fairness Doctrine Is “Backward Thinking”
  • Dems “Delusional” About Fairness Doctrine
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • Beyonce, Hudson win early Image Awards
  • Sam Sylk Afternoons WENZ Cleveland
  • Sirius XM Trying to Renegotiate Costly Deals- Is This The End of Satellite

All About Country

  • Dolly Does Larry King Show–Tonight
  • Couples Gettin’ Married On Radio–It’s That Day
  • Taylor Swift’s CSI Debut Is March 5th
  • Radio Stations: Arbitron Needs Your SIP Now!
  • Jamey Johnson’s Anti-Valentine’s Cards
  • Today Is WGNA/Albany’s Blue Friday
  • Google Gets Out Of Selling Radio Ads
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Introduced In Congress
  • Keith Urban Plays For NASCAR Fans At Daytona
  • Charlie Allen Performs at Gibson Guitar Studio-London
  • No Sweat – It’s EJ’s Music Row Springtime Stroll
  • Martina MBride’s New Album, Shine, Is Ready
  • Jack Ingram Makes It 9 Weeks At #1 In Texas
  • Country Thunder USA Ups The Ante
  • Bill Mack Is Back–The Satellite Cowboy Returns
  • Toby’s Concert ‘Fight’ Clarified
  • Kenny Chesney Tells Playboy, ‘I’m NOT Gay’