Radio News for Tuesday, 9/2/2008

– Updated @ 8:08pm Eastern

Radio and Records

  • Kapugi Joins Tribune Interactive
  • Red Zebra Throws A Tantum
  • Tidwell Steps Down From The Wolf
  • Arbitron Names Kummer EVP, Chief Quality Officer
  • Radio Reacts To Gustav
  • ‘Local Radio’ Tactics Keep Small Markets Humming, Up 1%
  • Myrtle Beach Gets MOViN
  • Triton Media Adds Parsons To Executive Team
  • Birmingham Catches Its Ballance
  • Oldies Cruises Into Denver
  • Obit: Jerry Reed
  • Luck Is With WAY-FM
  • ‘Playhouse’ Gets Sonic
  • KCUV Fades Into The Sunset
  • La Poderosa Hits Boise
  • New Rochester Sports Station
  • Chart Highlights: Country, Alternative Find Something to ‘Believe’ In
  • Unrest At KPFA
  • WAMU Local ‘Morning Edition’ Host Takes On New Role
  • State Senator Wants WPRO To Discipline DePetro
  • In A World Without Don LaFontaine…
  • Tejano Returns To Austin
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Forrest Named CC/Atlanta President/MM
  • Bibb Absorbs WMOJ PD Duties
  • Nashville Restarts The Party
  • Nash Resurfaces At Capitol
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Rush Limbaugh Enters Syndication
  • In A World Without Don LaFontaine…
  • Tejano Returns To Austin
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots Stations Knocked Off Air Need Emergency STAs, Reminds FCC

    All Access

    • Lance Tidwell Exits KKWF, Search On For New PD
    • Guaranty Broadcasting/Baton Rouge Handles Gustav
    • Report Looks Into Personality Radio
    • Parsons Named Tech EVP At Triton Media
    • FCC Rejects Appeal Of New Hampshire AM CP Expiration
    • AFA Sells WWLO/Lowell, IN
    • KKFN-A Ages To Oldies KRWZ-A
    • KCUV To Simulcast KJAC
    • WVZA Flips To AC – Adds SIU Sports
    • Don LaFontaine Passes
    • FCC Probes Transfer Of Tama Stations
    • Arbitron Responds To Traverse City GM’s Complaints
    • Vivendi Earnings Up, Shares Down
    • Northern California Pair Sold
    • KPFA Roiled By Volunteer’s Arrest
    • ‘Democracy Now!’ Host, Producers Arrested At RNC
    • WQBC/Vicksburg Flips To Sports
    • Thrower Exits Mornings At WAHR
    • Kim Wilde Joins London’s Magic
    • U.K.’s Virgin Radio Gets New Name
    • Fan Voting Opens For Baseball Hall’s Frick Award
    • Wolf Set For BBC’s ‘Any Questions?’


    • Universal Music Posts Gains; Vivendi Turns A Profit
    • Jeff Kapugi joins Tribune
    • Voiceover giant Don LaFontaine passes away
    • Brian Parsons joins Triton Media as EVP of Technology

    Radio Ink

    • AHAA Signs Petition Requesting FCC Inquiry Into PPM
    • Vox Signs With Eastlan In Vermont
    • KKFN/Denver Goes Oldies As KRWZ
    • Parsons Joins Triton As EVP/Technology
    • Take Listener Relationships To The Next Level
    • Content Factory To Launch Pro Football Fantasy Weekly
    • WROC/Rochester Flips To Sports
    • Beasley’s WQAM Re-Ups With University Of Miami
    • Kummer Tapped As Arbitron EVP/Chief Quality Officer
    • Analyst: Small Markets Win With ‘Old Radio’
    • Melissa Forrest Returns To Clear Channel As President/MM
    • ‘Party’ Back On In Nashville
    • Arbitron Board Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend
    • Clear Channel, CBS/Chicago Get New PDs
    • WKAT-AM Program To Debut On TV, Internet
    • Dallas Station Sells $96,000 Annual for One Text Program
    • Christian Radio Group Buys KWDF-AM

    Inside Radio

    • After Gustav, most stations back on.
    • Brain Parsons joins Triton.
    • Denver “Cruisin” to a new oldies outlet.
    • FCC issues STAs in Gulf.
    • Beasley renews Hurricanes.
    • Stations weather Hurricane Gustav.
    • FCC issues STAs in Gulf.
    • A Mississippi station turns to prayer.
    • Report: SBS reorganizing, layoffs loom.
    • Radio One looks at layoffs.
    • Police arrest radio host at RNC in St. Paul.
    • PPM leads to programming makeovers.
    • Mario Gabelli eyes media opportunities.

    Radio Business Report

    • Radio riding out Hurricane Gustav
    • Nasdaq warns Equity Media
    • A Penny for your CP
    • Mass media for MassMututal
    • WFAN partners with McDonald’s for football feature
    • Obama campaign carries Ayers fight to WGN
    • Tech tours set for AES convention

    Radio Online

    • Radio One Rolls Out Posting Service in Houston Market
    • Lance Tidwell Exits KKWF (100.7 The Wolf)/Seattle as PD
    • NABOB Joins With SRA Asking FCC to Investigate PPM
    • Tate Luck Named Network PD of WAY-FM’s CHRSN
    • Entercom/Rochester Flips WROC-AM to All Sports
    • Beasley’s WQAM/Miami Renews UM Hurricanes Sports
    • Triton Media Names Brian Parsons Exec. VP/Technology
    • Arbitron Ups Kummer to Exec. VP/Chief Quality Officer
    • Ballance Joins WMJJ-FM (Magic 96.5)/Birmingham as PD
    • Phillip David March Exits WMOJ (Mojo)/Cincinnati as PD
    • CC/Atlanta Appoints Melissa Forrest as President/MM
    • Cromwell Returns ”The Party” to Nashville Airwaves
    • Dave Ervin Resigns as KMOX-AM/St. Louis VP/GM
    • Arbitron to Reissue Spring/Fall Ratings in Jonesboro AR
    • Encino’s KTXZ-AM/Austin Plans a Flip to Tejano Format
    • Riggs Exits WYKS-FM (Kiss 105.3)/Gainesville as PD


    • Ludacris’ Busy Fall: New Album, Two Films
    • New Scott Weiland Solo Disc On The Way
    • New Kids Promise ‘Big Show’ On Fall Tour
    • Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month
    • Morrissey Splits With Management
    • Rhino Snaps Up Sex Pistols Live DVD
    • New Pumpkins Single Heads To ‘Guitar Hero’


    • WJMZ Taps Joe for a Live Show
      Sheila Eldridge Out In Augusta
    • Radio One Cuts Keep Coming
    • Radio One
    • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville, West Palm Beach
    • Richard Nash has been appointed SVP/Urban Promotions for Capitol Music Group.

    All About Country

    • Broadcasters Prepared For Gustav
    • John Rich ‘Raises McCain’ At The Republican Convention Tomorrow
    • ‘Personal Reasons’ Causes Sandman To Exit WSOC
    • Happy Birthday To Big Machine Records
    • George Jones University Announces Music Industry Speakers For Upcoming Seminar
    • Cha-Cha-Changes At American Country Magazine
    • Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe Hosts Benefit Concert
    • Jewel Has The Country Passion
    • Learn The Future of RADIO
    • Scott Michaels Takes PD Post At KHSL/Chico, CA
    • Jerry Butler Becomes Cumulus/Albany, GA Market Manager
    • Clear Channel Selects Melissa Forrest As Atlanta’s Market Manager
    • Carrie Underwood Captures Another Career Milestone

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