Radio News for Monday December 15th 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

  • CBS Radio, CCR Swap Total Of Seven Stations CBS picks up KLOL and KHMX/Houston
  • FCC Cancels Monthly Meeting
  • Capitol Hill To Martin: Focus On Matters At Hand
  • Puglise To Lead CCR/New York
  • KRLD-FM Calls To Dallas
  • England Promoted To CCR/Phoenix President & Market Manager
  • Tributes To Steve Young
  • PPM’s Cottage Industry
  • ReplaceAds Ranks Third On comScore/Arbitron List
  • Condolences: Jere Sullivan
  • P.J. Leaves Sunny W. Palm For Snowy Chicago
  • More Blagojevich Fallout: MBC To Sell Building
  • Emmis Suspends Preferred Dividend
  • Beasley Buys Back 1 Million Shares At $1, Cancels Quarterly Dividends
  • Arbitron Reschedules PPM Weeklies Data For December Week 2
  • La Preciosa/Omaha To Upgrade Signal
  • Owens Takes On Omaha’s Star, Spector Picks Up CD 105.9
  • Epic Rhythm National Cutback
  • Koch Adds Askew To Urban Dept.
  • Airshift Shuffle At KCMP
  • Stabbed Host Off The Air Permanently
  • Report: Layoffs At CBS’ Last.fm
  • Elder Exiting KABC
  • Sirius XM Makes Music Management Appointments
  • Lakers Move To ESPN/Los Angeles

All Access

  • Clear Channel Swaps Houston Pair For 5 From CBS
  • CBS Hit With Shareholder Suit
  • Departing Journal EVP/CFO Gets Bonus, Consulting Deal
  • More Departures From Epic Promotion
  • Dave Williams Exits KNX
  • CBS Cuts Hit More Markets
  • ReplaceAds Debuts As 3rd Largest Online Ad Network In comScore/Arbitron
  • KZBD PD Frank Jackson Exits
  • Bob And Tom Shift In Columbus
  • Radio Disney/Dallas Van Stolen, Recovered
  • Texas Sales Exec Arrested In Deer Trapping Case
  • Alaska AM Built In The Nick Of Time
  • Free Ad Offer Draws Response In Colorado Springs
  • SNL’s Samberg And Friends Sign With Universal Republic
  • Dodgers Tell Steiner: Radio Only
  • Jackson Moves To White Sox Radio
  • Alternative Programming Unveils New Site
  • Omaha Mainstay Steve Brown Dies
  • Last.FM Hit By Layoffs In CBS Interactive Reorg
  • Puglise Named Clear Channel/N.Y. Pres./Market Mgr.
  • England Takes Reins At CC/Phoenix
  • Emmis Suspends Dividend On Preferred Stock
  • Beasley Buys Back Shares, Cancels Dividends
  • Bewkes Adds Chairman Slot At Time Warner
  • Lawmakers Ask FCC’s Martin To Hold Off On Cable, Wireless Votes

Radio Ink

  • Top 40 Pioneer Steve Brown Dies
  • FCC Cancels Meeting Following Lawmakers’ Letter
  • Journal Shifts PDs In Omaha
  • Regional Reps Adds Powell/Sioux City
  • Processing Error Delays PPM Weeklies
  • Museum Of Broadcast Communications To Sell Building
  • Puglise Heads Clear Channel/New York, England Takes Over CC/Phoenix
  • Emmis Suspends Preferred Dividend
  • CBS Radio/Detroit Offers Support To Automakers


  • Sirius XM Sets More Management Appointments
  • Radio Ad Dollars Down 8.8% Over First 9 Months Of ’08
  • Puglise, England Promoted At Clear Channel Radio
  • Beasley buys back common stock
  • CBS Interactive to cut 20 percent of staff at Last.fm
  • PJ to exit PD post at WLDI/West Palm
  • Howard Stern threatens to leave Sirius
  • Aanalyst: Karmazin comments dumbest on Wall St. this week
  • Reselling MP3s: the new music industry battle

Inside Radio

  • More decide to go dark, not broke.
  • Journal’s CFO gets a $200,000 goodbye.
  • Home Depot cuts spending.
  • Campaign stands up with Detroit.
  • Dividend cuts eyed for cash savings.
  • CBS sued over write down.
  • Q&A: Scarborough & Brzezinski.
  • ReplaceAds debuts ad network.

Radio Business Report

  • Beasley buying stock, suspending dividend
  • Insider buying shows confidence
  • Sirius XM shareholder suit nixed…for now
  • Is this CC’s slash day?
  • PPM Weeklies delayed
  • Toledo mayor takes aim at local AM
  • Lakers sign with 710 ESPN
  • Eastlan adds two Wisconsin markets
  • KLAX to add Joaquín Garza for mornings

Radio Online

  • Longtime morning host Spike O’Dell is officially exiting WGN-AM/Chicago
  • WOR-AM/New York adds CNN anchor, author and syndicated talk host Lou Dobbs
  • Rhythmic CHR KKFR-FM (Power 98.3)/Phoenix taps Jackie Morales
  • Variety Hits WBEN-FM (95.7 Ben FM)/Philadelphia morning producer/traffic anchor Jason Lee moves to middays
  • CBS Interactive is reducing the job force at its London-based Last.FM by about 20%
  • Clear Channel/New York Names Joe Puglise President/MM
  • Clear Channel/Phoenix Boosts England to President/MM
  • Emmis Suspends Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock
  • CBS Radio’s KLLI/Dallas Changes Calls to KRLD-FM
  • Arbitron Delays PPM Week Two Over Panelists Eligibility

NTS Aircheck

  • “Stop Listening To Rush! That’s the advice of former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell
  • Hannity And … ? Actually it will be Sean Hannity and “nobody” as of January 12
  • “I Don’t Want To Be The Boss”: That’s what comedian Jay Leno told KLSX/Los Angeles-based CBS Radio syndicated host Adam Carolla
  • Larry Elder Checks Out
  • Peter Kaliner Checks In: WBT/Charlotte has named their senior news reporter to fill the Greater Media News/Talker


  • News – Emmis Communications Suspends Dividend on Preferred Stock
  • Production – 360 Impact Branding: Your Imaging IS Everything
  • Airchecks – MuthaKnows – Available & Looking
  • News – Jamie Foxx Visits The Windy City And Power 92

All About Country

  • Chuck Wicks Helps WKSF Raise Money
  • New Music Management Appointments At Sirius XM Country Channels
  • MBC Promised 8 Mil From Beleaguered Illinois Gov. Blagojevich
  • England Takes Over CC/Phoenix Including KNIX
  • Wanna write A Feature Article?
  • This Thursday’s (12/18) FCC Meeting Canceled
  • This Weeks Featured Article
  • How Good Is Today’s Country Music
  • It’s Wk #2 at # 1 For MG
  • Advance Look at Texas Regional Radio Chart
  • Will It Be Governor Tim McGraw?
  • Ms Twain Havbing A Great Time with Pal Frédéric Thiébaud
  • Adam Gregory Featured In Y’allwire Presents
  • Pat Green Finds Himself with WHAT I’M FOR on January 27
  • James Otto ‘Pitches’ in To Help KIIM Raise Money For Kids
  • Anchorman Koop At Calgary’s Country CKRY Retiring
  • Envision’s ‘Country Oldies Show’ Has Holiday Special
  • Put Yourself In Brad Paisley’s Video
  • Monday’s Delivery Of PPM Weeklies Delayed
  • If You Believe In Radio–Open Up Your Checkbook
  • GAC Puts Out Casting Call For Broken Hearts
  • Tim McGraw Completes Fantastic 2008
  • CBS Radio/Detroit Supports U.S. Automakers
  • If You Need A Job…Post Free On AllAboutCountry