Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of January 23rd 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

  • Cell-Phone-Only Sample Targets Raised In All PPM Markets. Arbitron will update methods as cell-phone-only households grow
  • Performance Royalty Proponents Head Off Broadcasters’ Campaign
  • Buchmann To Program KLOS/Los Angeles As Wilde Exits
  • Hicks Named Def Jam Executive VP
  • Five Exit Sony Nashville
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 22, 2009
  • Copps Tagged Acting FCC Chairman
  • John Ivey Picks Up KBIG, KHHT, KYSR/L.A.
  • McClusky Dives Back In
  • Mays Brothers’ Base Salaries Cut To $500K
  • Seacrest All About Phillies, Flyers, Eagles
  • Changes At Mix/Dallas
  • More Grammy Performers Announced
  • Christal Radio/LA Promotes Three
  • Martin Sends Bombastic Letter To Capitol Hill

All Access

  • Here Comes The Performance Fee Fight Again
  • Google’s Profit Tops Estimates
  • WKKD Asks FCC For OK To Stay Dark For Now
  • Cincinatti Public Radio Takes Over WMUB
  • Northeast Indiana Public Radio Seeks To Sell Three Stations
  • Tribune Picks Ricketts Family As Next Cubs Owners
  • Anchor Reilly Exits WINS
  • KYW Drops Fred Sherman
  • Report: ‘Friedo’ Exits Ticket, Joins 103.3 FM ESPN/Dallas
  • Marine Corps League Honors Katz
  • Thrall To Call Pelicans Games
  • BBC Conductor, Film Composer Angela Morley Dies
  • Arbitron Sets 15% Target For Cell Phone Participants

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Ups Cellphone-Only Target In All PPM Markets
  • Buchmann Named PD Of KLOS As Wilde Departs
  • WLS Offers Blagojevich A Job
  • Mays Brothers’ Salaries Cut
  • RAB, NAB Report On ‘Radio Heard Here’
  • Local Media Covers Clear Channel Cuts
  • MusicMaster Offers Free Training For Displaced PDs, MDs
  • Copps Named Acting FCC Chairman
  • Martin Responds To House Report
  • NABEF Board Adds Patrick, Barrett
  • Christal Radio Promotes Three In L.A.
  • USRN Adds Get The Led Out
  • TRN’s Ingraham Adds Daily Refeed
  • Woolery Joins SSI Lineup
  • Spacial Audio Helps Radio Vets Go Digital
  • Google Gets Out Of The Newspaper Biz


  • Report: Sirius XM To Raise Fees
  • Arbitron To Increase Cell-Phone-Only Sample Target In PPM Markets
  • Apple Beats Predictions With Q1 Revenue
  • CC’s Mark and Randall Mays take pay cuts
  • John Ivey adds duties at CC-Los Angeles
  • Ryan Seacrest goes On-Air at Q102
  • Kevin Martin denies abuse of power
  • staffers tell the tale of Indie 103.1
  • is PPM the enemy of new music?

Inside Radio

  • Radio has a second royalty battle.
  • Royalty backers cue fight song.
  • Arbitron speed-dials cell phones.
  • Diary metros get more cell users too.
  • For now, Copps to lead the FCC.
  • KLOS PD Rita Wilde exits.
  • Sirius XM gives radio an opening.
  • College stations seek CRB extension.
  • Ad Sales Insider – Toyota #1

Radio Business Report

  • PTC seeks blackout for “…seek Amy”
  • Mays brothers take pay cut
  • Arbitron to add more cell phone households in PPM markets
  • Windy AM hopes to start a Blag
  • Mike & Mike, The Herd, and Tirico & Van Pelt in Tampa
  • Laura Ingraham adds 20
  • Beasley’s “Big Mama” moves to mornings

Radio Online

  • Obama Appoints Michael Copps as FCC Acting Chairman
  • Cell-Phone-Only Target to Increase in all PPM Markets
  • Bob Buchmann to Succeed Liz Wilde at KLOS/Los Angeles
  • Rita Wilde Exits KLOS/Los Angeles as Program Director
  • KRG’s Christal Radio Promotes Three In Los Angeles
  • John Ivey Adds KBIG, KHHT/Los Angeles PD Duties
  • United Stations to Debut Carol Miller’s ‘Get The Led Out’
  • NAB Education Foundation Names New Board Members
  • KALC-FM (Alice 105.9)/Denver adds Erica Cobb as morning co-host
  • Bonneville/Seattle taps Shannon Drayer as a Mariners beat reporter for KIRO-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • Blago Radio?
  • Spacial Audio Offers “Radio Bailout”
  • Dan Patrick Pacts With FOX Sports Radio
  • Cochran Is Hackes Winner
  • High Flying WiFi


  • Arbitron – Norfolk, Richmond, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge, Columbus MS
  • News – Syndication One Broadcasting at the Inauguration
  • Airchecks – Mysea Seeks Next Employment
  • Airchecks – DJ Slide WDAI Myrtle Beach
  • Insite – Changing Times – Radio Industry Word Games and Clear Channel
  • News – WRNB Changes Format Direction

All About Country

  • Keith Urban’s Next Album Has A Name–Defying Gravity
  • Cutbacks Come To Sony Music Nashville
  • President Obama Names Michael Copps Acting FCC Chairman
  • Neil McCoy Launches Nationwide Tour
  • Bee-92.5/Rochester’s Weslea Takes A Month Off
  • SHeDAISY Visits St Jude Radio Seminar In Memphis
  • Arbitron Increases CPO Sampling Targets
  • WDSY/Pittsburgh Listeners Kick ‘Field Goals’
  • Tune-Up Meetings For St Jude In Memphis
  • KBUL-Reno Looking For A Morning Show Co-Host
  • Dailey & Vincent Perform On A Prairie Home Companion
  • Brooks & Dunn Set Chart History
  • Mike Severson Leaves 1720
  • MediaBase Offers Access To Displaced Radio People
  • South 107’s Power Increase Puts Moby In NW Atlanta
  • Taylor Swift’s Fearless Gets 7th Week At #1
  • Country Thunder Tickets On ‘Lay-Away-Plan’