Radio News for Friday November 14th 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

  • Diary Focus Of Arbitron Advisory Council Meetings. Cell-phone-only sampling being initiated in 50 markets in spring ’09
  • Decker, Abernethy Elected To Arbitron’s Radio Advisory Council
  • Andrew Ashwood Dies
  • Jennings Downsized At Citadel
  • Boyce Heading Talk Radio Network Syndications
  • Phillips Gets Cluster Upgrade In Miami
  • Stedman Returns To Majic/Miami
  • WMIB Goes Back To Urban
  • Pridemore Named VP/GM Of New Seattle Sports Station
  • Schmidt-Holtz Signs Three-Year Sony Music Deal
  • Jones Crosses Over At J
  • Updated: ABC Signs Huckabee
  • Baisden Extends Syndication Deal
  • Cochran Resigns From RTNDA
  • KBDS Signing Off In Bakersfield
  • Napster Judge Calls For Copyright Reform
  • BET Names Hill, Jones New Programming Presidents

All Access

  • Terrestrial Radio Grows — Online
  • Redstone’s Debt Could Still Affect CBS And Viacom
  • Citadel Director Doesn’t Have MBA As Claimed
  • Investor Zwirn Goes Out-Of-Pocket To Pay $50M In Fund Expenses
  • Kansas CP Sold For A Dollar
  • WCLO-WJVL GM Dailey To Retire
  • Ross To Return To BBC Radio 2 January 24
  • Missouri Reporter Gets 10 Years In Sex Case
  • Former Prof Donates To Start WKU Broadcasting Fellowship
  • Hoag Exits KXLW As Lineup Schuffles
  • Report: Astros Stick With KTRH
  • Former Iowa Public Radio Exec Cindy Browne Dies

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Commits To 18-54 Benchmark In Diary Markets
  • Pridemore Named VP/GM Of New 710 ESPN Seattle
  • Fox Sports’ Andrew Ashwood Dies
  • Baisden Re-Ups With ABC Radio Networks
  • Phil Boyce Joins Talk Radio Network
  • Arbitron Names First 50 Cellphone-Only Diary Markets
  • RTNDA’s Cochran To Retire
  • ABC Radio Networks Debuts ‘Huckabee Report’


  • Katz Reportedly Aims For Interep Clients
  • Arbitron Sets Cell Phone-Only Markets For Spring ’09
  • Seacrest comes to Miami as Rod Phillips is named OM
  • more cuts at Sirius XM
  • Napster judge calls for copyright reform
  • Ticketmaster drops service fees in experiment
  • XM Lucy PD sarcastically says goodbye

Inside Radio

  • AAC’s checklist gets shorter.
  • Sell CBS? Sumner Redstone says no.
  • Upstart Debut in the black.
  • KIRO becomes “710 ESPN Seattle.”
  • Michael Baisden stays at ABC.
  • Andrew Ashwood dead at 51.
  • Missouri personality gets 10 years.
  • Report: Zwirn opens his checkbook.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron agrees to targets for diary markets
  • Katz bids for part of Interep
  • Radio is no longer the only worry for Clear Channel
  • ABC Radio Networks to launch “The Huckabee Report”
  • “Sonrise” hits 100 affiliate mark
  • Shadow episodes emerge
  • EBITDA debuts at Debut
  • Sirius, XM merge programming
  • Entercom taps SplashCast for social networking
  • CC Radio’s Format Lab gone?
  • “AC Programmer Today” launching in January

Radio Online

  • Lisa Decker to Chair Arbitron Radio Advisory Council
  • RTNDA President Barbara Cochran to Retire in June, 2009
  • Boyce Joins Talk Radio Network as President/Programming
  • Bill Stedman to WMXJ-FM (Majic 102.7)/Miami as PD
  • Arbitron Reveals Spring Cell-Phone-Only Diary Markets
  • Bonneville to Launch Sports/Talk ”710 ESPN Seattle”
  • Fox Sports Radio VP/GM Andrew Ashwood Dies at 51
  • George Strait, Rascal Flatts Thank Radio for Success
  • ABC Radio Networks to Launch “The Huckabee Report”
  • Bonneville/St. Louis adds Brian Feldman to WMVN-FM (Sports/Talk 101.1)

NTS Aircheck

  • Huckabee Joins ABC Radio Networks
  • Boyce To TRN
  • Michael Medved Hits The Road
  • In Tomorrow’s NTS Aircheck Weekly: Erich “Mancow” Muller.
  • Streaming’s Hot With N/T Listeners
  • KLAC/Los Angeles Helps Heroes
  • Mick Anselmo iSVP/Market Manager for CBS Radio’s Twin Cities cluster


  • Airchecks – J. Smooth Available Now & Can Knock Production Out
  • News – New York Leads PPM markets in Share of Audience to Internet Streams of AM/FM Stations

All About Country

  • Two KUSJ Listeners Get Engaged During Jake Owen Show
  • ‘Country’ Dan Dixon Fans Persist Despite DJs’ Last XM 10 Broadcast
  • Brooks & Dunn’s Duet With Reba Available To Radio Now
  • Country Programming and Staff Changes In Effect At Sirius XM