Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of November 7th 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

  • EMI Unveils New Divisions. Music ops split into new music, catalog and music services units
  • Kevin Black Departs Warner Bros.
  • Entercom Revenues Off 6%; Suspends Dividend
  • Cumulus Blames Drop In Revs On ‘Weak Demand For Advertising’
  • WKTI Swims In The Lake Now
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 6, 2008
  • Spitzer Won’t Face Charges Over Involvement In Prostitution Ring
  • Further Cuts At Entravision?
  • Jordan Interim PD At WKFS/Cincy
  • Borrell: Local Interactive Ad Growth To Slow Next Year
  • Citadel Revs Down In Q3
  • Radio One Reports 2% Revenue Decline For Q3
  • Live Nation Q3 Profit Soars
  • Sirius XM Radio Lowers Subscriber Forecasts
  • Christopher The Minister Disembarks From Sirius XM
  • Morning Change Coming For WERQ

All Access

  • Bronfman Defends ‘Big Labels’ At Conference
  • Hall & Oates Sue Publisher Of ‘Maneater’
  • Jury Awards $553K In Ventura Unfair Competition Case
  • Dana DiDonato Leaving Mornings At WBLI
  • Revenue Up, Loss Narrows At XM Canada
  • CRTC OKs CKMH/Medicine Hat Move
  • LMA Becomes Purchase At Texas AM
  • All Access Exclusive: News/Talk Stations Score In Oct. PPM
  • Student Video On You Tube Showcases Arbitron, PPM
  • StreetPulse: Andrea Bocelli #1 Heading Into The Weekend
  • Former Rice Coach Named Analyst For U Of Houston Hoops
  • ‘Animals’ Join The Hog
  • WMAC’s Krok Adds TV Commentary Duties
  • Trinity Lutheran Celebrates 60 Years Of Live Broadcasts
  • KTWV Creates ‘Change’
  • Jheryl Busby Services Set
  • New Hampshire Association Of Broadcasters Pres. Al Sprague Dies

Radio Ink

  • Journal Digs A ‘Lake’ In Milwaukee
  • Smyth, Bordes Family To Receive Golden Mike
  • Field: Radio Is Resilient
  • Entercom Reports Q3 Results, Suspends Dividend
  • Report Predicts Slowdown For Local Interactive
  • No Charges For Spitzer
  • Mariners Sink Fisher Radio Revs
  • Premiere Re-Ups With PIR
  • Dial Global Adds Dave Koz


  • Fairness Doctrine Talk Heats Up
  • Spitzer Won’t Face Criminal Charges In Prostitution Case
  • Cumulus, Entravision, Fisher, Radio One, Regent and SBS announce their Q3 results.
  • Geoff Mayfield appointed VP/Business Analysis and Research at UMG Distribution
  • Sirius XM channels expected to merge November 12
  • Henry Rivera reportedl to head Obama’s FCC transition
  • more Fairness Doctrine discussion

Inside Radio

  • Obama skips Black radio.
  • Revenues off 20% in fourth quarter?
  • Paul Harvey’s back, advertisers aren’t.
  • Citadel eyes new cuts.
  • Interep gets high marks.
  • Cumulus closes in on ratings system.
  • SBS restructures, cuts staff.
  • Entercom drops its dividend.

Radio Business Report

  • Sirius XM looks at its future
  • Arbitron updates litigation status
  • Entercom suspends dividend
  • Premiere re-ups with Presslaff Interactive Revenue
  • Milwaukee’s newest radio Station debuts
  • Dial Global adds Dave Koz Radio Show
  • “Anything, Anything” with Rich Russo debuts on WRXP
  • Fisher Q3 Radio revenue down 9.9%
  • Radio One Q3 net revenue down 2%
  • Cumulus RFP update is vague
  • Time to look in the mirror
  • Suleman vows to outperform in 2009

Radio Online

  • Greater Media/Detroit Elevates Pennington to WRIF PD
  • ABC News Radio to Offer New Business News Content
  • Ventura CA Jury Awards $550,000 to Gold Coast Radio
  • Journal Flips WKTI-FM/Milwaukee to ”94.5 Lake FM”
  • Entercom Sees 6% Decline in Q3 Revenues, SOI Down 15%
  • Cumulus Says Q3 Revenues Down 5% on Weak Ad Market
  • Obama Appoints Rivera to Head FCC Transition Team
  • Borrell Forecasts Slowdown for Local Interactive Ads
  • Radio One Q3 Revs Decline 2%, Profit Swings to Loss
  • Adam Wolfson Appointed GSM for Cox Radio/Long Island

NTS Aircheck

  • Dear Mr. President
  • What’s Next For Talk Radio?
  • In Tomorrow’s NTS Aircheck Weekly
  • Rush: “I Am Ready For Battle!”


  • News – Philly Leads Obama Win Celebration!
  • News – Q3: Radio One, Cumulus, Citadel, Cox
  • Arbitron – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco

All About Country

  • New Partnership Offers One-Stop Imaging & Production
  • Paisley Performs On Letterman Tonight
  • XM Nashville! Broadcasts CMA Awards
  • KFRG/Riverside-San Bernardino Gives Kids Bikes
  • Martina Wins Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award
  • Faith’s Christmas Album A PBS Special
  • 8th Annual I Made A Record…Now What? Seminar Set
  • The Tillis Family Christmas Tour Begins November 29th
  • Little Texas Celebrates 20-Years Of Making Hits
  • Sirius XM Channel-Change Day Is Set
  • CD Tex Begins Download Delivery In 2009