Radio News for Friday November 20th 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

  • Obama Considering FCC Appointments. Several former staffer names surfacing
  • Gehron To Exit Harpo Radio
  • Nielsen To Measure Huntsville Twice A Year
  • Ammons Returns To Star 94
  • Johnny B. Tries TV Again
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 20, 2008
  • Sliwa Syndication Official
  • Eastlan Re-Signs Galaxy To Long-Term Deal
  • PPM & BBM Are Now Friends
  • Cromwell/Nashville Extends Hanson
  • Owens New WMHK OM
  • Cutback Corner: Boston, Madison, Omaha, Charlotte
  • Law Professor Fires Back At Song-Swapping Suits
  • Waxman Grabs House Commerce Committee From Dingell
  • Satullo Joins WHYY
  • Island Not Long Enough For Harper
  • Two Analysts Downgrade Arbitron
  • Stevens’ Reign Comes To End

All Access

  • Vivendi Head Optimistic, But Cautious
  • Waxman To Head House Energy And Commerce Committee
  • Ailes Renews With Fox News
  • Report: KCPW-A Sale Stalled
  • WMSX Sold To Kingdom Church
  • WQKC/Louisville Goes Classic Hits
  • Regional Mexican Format Coming To WOLS/Charlotte
  • Johnny B… On TV Again
  • Coia To Host Afternoons At London’s Smooth Radio
  • Tommy Mottola Loves ‘Every Baby’
  • MySpace And RIM Set Download Record
  • StreetPulse: Enya Locked In At #1
  • Progressive Talk In Boston’s Zone?
  • WCKY’s McAlister In Hospital For Pacemaker
  • Williams Wants Piece Of Bailout (And Fill-Ins, Too)

Radio Ink

  • Ammons To Program WSTR/Atlanta
  • Hanson Re-Ups With Cromwell/Nashville
  • Salem, CRN Extend Deal
  • Galaxy, GAP West Sign With Eastlan
  • Early PPM Numbers Roll In Montreal
  • Sliwa Goes National With ABC Radio Networks
  • Waxman Heads House Commerce Committee
  • Journal Radio Revenues Fall In October


  • Clear Channel Still Lobbying For Satellite+HD Radio Receivers
  • KROQ announces “Almost Acoustic Christmas” night 1 lineup
  • J.R. Ammons returns to Star 94/Atlanta as PD
  • PPM comes to Canada
  • Automakers curtail ad dollars
  • iBiquity’s Bob Struble on tech innovation

Inside Radio

  • Downturn? Don’t worry, says economist.
  • Cuts hit the engineer’s wish list.
  • Hillary Clinton could help Arbitron.
  • Not just big groups cutting staff.
  • GM may adjust its ad strategy.
  • Louisville gets “Classic Hits 93.9.”
  • Charlotte gets new Spanish FM.
  • Salem, CRN extend partnership.

Radio Business Report

  • A past Arbitron competitor’s take on the new competitor
  • Wall Street dumps Arbitron’s stock
  • Clear Channel still pushing for bigger local cap
  • Nielsen radio ratings service begins test next month
  • CW crowns “America’s Next Top Model”
  • Arbitron vows to fight Nielsen head-to-head
  • Canada gets first PPM data
  • Eastlan signs long-term deals
  • ABC Radio Networks launches Curtis Sliwa LIVE
  • SoCal residents protest KRLA towers

Radio Online

  • J.R. Ammons Returns to Program WSTR (Star 94)/Atlanta
  • BBM Canada Delivers Pre-Currency PPM Data in Montreal
  • Nielsen to Survey Huntsville Alabama Twice A Year
  • John Gehron to Exit Harpo Radio as General Manager
  • ABC Radio Networks to Syndicate ”Curtis Sliwa Live”
  • Bob & Tom Sends Laughter from Home for Fourth Year
  • Galaxy, GAP West Sign with Eastlan for Radio Ratings
  • Cromwell/Nashville Inks Troy Hanson to Multi-Year Deal
  • Arbitron Mails Winter 2009 Station Information Packets
  • Former WRKO/Boston Pleads Not Guilty to Child Rape

NTS Aircheck

  • Salem Radio Network hosts Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved are all teaming up in a pre-Thanksgiving group effort to raise funds for Feed The Children
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has defeated Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) to become the new head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Roger Ailes Re-Ups With News Corp


  • Airchecks – Beyoncé on Power 105.1’s Ed Lover Morning Show
  • Arbitron – Columbus, OH
  • Production – Nikki Nicole’s 2Hot4Radio Voiceover & Imaging Sound
  • Arbitron – Charlotte, Orlando and Miami
  • News – Common & E-93 Savannah
  • News – Busta & Lamonda
  • Arbitron – Buffalo and Tampa

All About Country

  • Do You Have Any Solutions?
  • Mark Wills Tasers KNIX Barrel Boy
  • Richie Fields’ Video Takes #1 On Ya’llWire
  • The Gatlins Sing National Anthem For Cowboys Vs 49ers Sunday
  • John Stephan Scores With Good At Startin’ Fires
  • Arbitron Stock Loses 25% Yesterday–New 8-Year Low
  • WKSF/Asheville Raises $10K For Kids
  • Taylor Swift Dominates Album Sales Last Week
  • Rebel Hearts Scores Video On Music Mix USA
  • Taylor Swift Gets Cover Of Women’s Health Mag
  • Charlie Daniels Signs Autographs Prior To Christmas For Kids Show
  • Is Clear Channel Behind Twin Cities Tower Fight?
  • Blake Shelton Named One Of People’s Sexiest Men Alive