Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of Feburary 6th 2009

Radio 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:





Radio & Records

  • musicFirst, Radio Clash Over Fee Figures. How much would performance royalties cost if bills pass?
  • Greenwald Upped At Atlantic
  • Palladino Gets Big Title At Big Talker
  • Could Sirius XM Get Dished Into Satellite TV Operation?
  • Buffalo Springfield Drummer Martin Dies
  • Saga’s Class A Shares Move To New Exchange
  • Jeffreys Takes PD Reins At KUFX/San Jose
  • CBS Radio, Live Nation Partner For Live Events
  • WMFE Makes Some Tough Decisions
  • Air America Reorgs Sales
  • Coogan Joins Invasion Group And UFO
  • PDs Wanted
  • Cuts Hit Qantum/Cape Cod
  • Performance-Fee Bills Win Wide Support From Artist Groups
  • Stabenow Says Hearings About Accountability Possible
  • Clarke Named PD Of Jacksonville’s Big Ape
  • Sales Changes At CC/L.A.
  • Warner Music Results Beat Street View, Sales Dip
  • Performance Royalties Bills Reintroduced
  • Jeffries To Program KBIG/L.A.
  • Walk Hits The Ground Running
  • DTV Transition Delayed To June 12
  • Arbitron Gives Top 10 PPM Markets ‘Feet On The Street’ Compliance Program
  • Analysis: Potential Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger
  • RCA Music Group Promotes Seviour
  • McVay New Media, Triton Digital Bring Training And Technology Together

All Access

  • Sirius XM Choices Could Affect Contracts
  • Forbes: What The Music Industry Is Doing Right
  • News Corp. Loses $6.4 Billion
  • cNet: Why Subscriptions Are Popular In Music Biz Circles
  • Leadership Change Coming To Bonneville Parent
  • Harris Q2 Revenues Up, Broadcast Division Flat
  • Station Sales: Colorado, Texas FMs
  • Melissa Carbone Adds KOST GSM Duties
  • Bid4Spots Nearly Doubled In Size In 2008
  • Rex No Longer At WHHY
  • Dre Boog Exits Cumulus/Fayetteville
  • Sirius XM Launches McCartney’s Fireman Radio
  • StreetPulse: The Boss Is Still #1 Heading Into The Weekend
  • Xhang Creative Serves ‘Small Plate ‘ Radio For Niche Audiences
  • Bonneville Refreshes St. Louis Web Portal
  • WRKO’s Carr Helps Suicidal Caller
  • Salk And Halloran Exit 890 ESPN Boston
  • Mancow Added At WTNT/D.C.
  • TalkZone Remembers ‘Chicago Ed’
  • Jacksonville Personality Mike Johnson Dies

Radio Ink

  • Senator: Talk Radio Hearings Could Be On The Way
  • Tim Jeffreys Takes PD Post At KUFX/San Jose
  • Air America Reworks Sales Team, Elberg Gets New Title
  • Palladino Upped To PD At WPHT/Philly
  • Clarke Named PD At WAPE/Jacksonville
  • Jeffries Named KBIG/Los Angeles PD
  • Plesser Joins SSI As VP
  • Sirius XM Stock Rises On EchoStar Report
  • Saga Moves To Alternext Exchange
  • CBS Radio Allies With Live Nation
  • Cox/Atlanta Re-Ups With Metro Traffic
  • Envision To Launch Cablight Girls Radio
  • Triton Partners With McVay New Media
  • FCC Hands Out Contest Fines
  • Royalties Legislation Introduced
  • Arbitron Puts ‘Feet On The Street’ For In-Person PPM Training


  • EchoStar Taking On Sirius XM Debt
  • Warner Music Group Sees Q1 Sales Dip
  • Julie Greenwald Upped To Atlantic Chairman/COO
  • Live Nation & CBS Radio ink pact
  • Triton Digital Media announces partnership with McVay New Media
  • Ticketmaster merger could touch on antitrust issues
  • performance royalty battle rages on
  • Obama’s DOJ pick is RIAA lawyer
  • Can Classic Rockers help festivals?

Inside Radio

  • Telecoms shortchange radio.
  • Harris hunkers, weighs furloughs.
  • How big? One label chief is mum.
  • CBS Radio links with Live Nation.
  • Talk radio gets reason to worry.
  • Sirius XM may rethink MLB, NFL.
  • Fire hits Athens station.
  • Monday is “Labor Day.”
  • Wal-Mart up in bad economy.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance royalties about to hit the Hill
  • Royalty bills include exceptions
  • Warner Music Group posts a profit
  • SMS messaging used in emergency broadcasting situation
  • Morris gets some breathing room
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster expected to merge
  • Triton Digital partners with McVay New Media
  • Arbitron puts more “Feet on the Street”
  • Traffic merger across the pond
  • Corus partners with StreamTheWorld
  • Thumbs up for Cox Radio

Radio Online

  • WPHT (Big Talker)/Philadelphia Elevates Palladino to PD
  • Jeffreys Upped to KUFX-FM/San Jose Program Director
  • Saga Transfers Stock Listing to NYSE Alternext US
  • CBS Radio, Live Nation Partner to Produce Radio Events
  • Report: EchoStar Acquires Large Portion of Sirius Debt
  • Air America Restructures Sales Team, Elberg Now CRO
  • Cox Radio/Jacksonville Taps Tim Clarke as WAPE PD
  • Senator: Hold Station Owners Accountable for Fairness
  • Pistons Inks Multi-Year Deal with WXYT-FM/Detroit
  • KEEY-FM (K-102) Minneapolis afternoon personality J.D. Greene adds Music Director duties

NTS Aircheck

  • Senator To Investigate “Imbalance” Of Talk Radio
  • Palladino Gets Big Promotion At Big Talker
  • Who’s Online Right Now?
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • 100.3 The Beat Philly restores hope to the arson victims of Coatesville
  • WDAS FM Will Honor Community Heroes with the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Medal
  • 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic

All About Country

  • Jack Douglas Departs WBTR/Carrollton, GA
  • Willie’s Place Is Finally A Reality
  • CMT World Premieres New Taylor Swift Video
  • Randy Houser On Tour–Jagermeister And More
  • CRS-40 Agenda Changes: Read All About It!
  • J.D. Greene-Lights Music at K102/Minneapolis
  • John Rich’s Shuttin’ Detroit Down Buzzes Big-Time
  • First Look At Dierks The Daddy
  • Does EchoStar Have The Dish On Sirius XM Radio
  • Kaptain Jack Now Real Jersey Kountry PD
  • WKLB/Boston’s Red High Heel’s Welcomes Josh Gracin & Sarah Buxton
  • Live Nation & CBS Radio Partner For Live Events
  • WAFC/Clewiston Abandons COUNTRY For Spanish Programming
  • Tom Baldrica Provides Sony Music Additional Oversight
  • The Roys Get Deeply Into NASCAR