Radio News for Monday December 1st 2008

Sporadic Updates for the Next Two Days While RadioNX Upgrades its Server.


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

  • Todd Shannon Exits Clear Channel. Will announce his future plans in early ’09
  • Bill Drake Dead At 71
  • Amidon Lands On K-Earth
  • On Q, Another Knoxville Country Station
  • V-103’s Porsche Foxx Exits
  • Formats In Flux
  • Redstone Could Let CBS Go
  • R&R MMS Extra: ‘Black Friday’ Tips For Radio’s Advertisers
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 26, 2008
  • Updated: Interep Shuts Its Doors
  • Politicians Push For Return Of Equal Time
  • Lepere Exits Island Def Jam
  • WCCO Host Helps Hold Off Job Cuts
  • Beyonce Starts ‘Fierce’ Atop Album Chart
  • Holt Named President Of MySpace Music
  • Report: Atlantic Scores Digital Milestone
  • Simmons Plots Revival of His Canadian Label
  • Tesh Inks Multi-Level Amway Deal

All Access

  • Bill Drake Dead At 71
  • Local Focus Lives On
  • Mission Media Set To Acquire Interep Interactive
  • Scarborough Negotiating Return To Radio
  • DeBlois Exits WPEN
  • College Settles Public File Violation With FCC Consent Decree
  • Sold: North Dakota FM CP, Alabama Translator
  • WKRP In Cincinnati … Back On The Air
  • False Alarm Interrupts BBC Shows
  • Rogers Buys Out Partners In Kingston Pair
  • City, KGEZ Owner At Odds Over Tower Move
  • NPR Reporter Escapes Injury In Car Bombing
  • Cruickshank To Leave CBC For Toronto Star
  • Mark Ramsey’s ‘Making Waves: Radio On The Verge’ Is On Sale
  • Porsche Foxx Exits WVEE
  • WIP Wing Bowl 17: Local Amateurs Only
  • WTKK’s Braude Fined $20 In ‘International’ Traffic Dispute
  • Curt Schilling Moves Blog To WEEI.com
  • Franco Exits New Jersey 101.5
  • Laws Comments Draw Farewell Fines For 2UE/Sydney
  • WMAC’s KrokTalk Food Drive Feeds Hungry For Thanksgiving
  • Roberta Gale Available For Holiday ISDN Fill
  • CJRI Moves To 104.5
  • Former WGN Mainstay Clif Mercer Passes
  • Former Journal Exec Sprague Vonier Dead At 90
  • Former WCBC/Cumberland, MD Personality Doc Webster Dies

Radio Ink

  • Top 40 Legend Bill Drake Dies At 71
  • N.Y. Times: ‘Can Radio Save Itself?’
  • Shannon Exits Clear Channel Radio
  • Report: Redstone Could Sell Stake In CBS
  • Tesh Partners With Amway
  • NPR Sets ‘Day Of Listening’
  • Katz Media Group Adds CBS, Entercom As Court OK’s Interep Deal


  • Atlantic Sails To Digital Milestone
  • Katz Media Group To Represent CBS Radio And Entercom
  • Todd Shannon Exits Clear Channel Radio
  • Courtney Holt Named President Of MySpace Music
  • Sumner Redstone may not be able to sell CBS
  • radio revenue falls as audience grows
  • Senators push for return of equal-time

Inside Radio

  • Katz Media picks up four groups.
  • Interep’s Local Focus survives.
  • NFL may be up for grabs.
  • Super Bowl ads move down the field.
  • Bill Drake dies at 71.
  • Clear Channel sells Charleston FM.
  • Report: ESPN may get NYC FM.
  • NPR’s team survives assassination plot.

Radio Business Report

  • NABOB disputes Arbitron’s PPM analysis
  • Arbitron touts Urban and Hispanic showings in first PPM ratings
  • NAB applauds Markey HD bill
  • Houston given a week off, may get another
  • August wasn’t just bad, it was pervasively bad
  • Winning the MRC double-checks
  • Menendez praises Arbitron probe, Arbitron responds
  • Eastlan Spring Ratings in Mid-Markets
  • Eastlan snags 36 Station Group
  • April Webcast Metrics Ratings
  • Is it programming or panelists?
  • Understanding PPM Conversions
  • PPM measures Super tune-in
  • CBS Radio scores big in latest Arbitron book
  • WXYT-A/FM, WOMC way up in Detroit
  • WFAN gains in all male demos in Fall book
  • CBS Radio improves ratings in NYC year over year
  • Sen. Mitchell on steroids is big draw

Radio Online

  • Legendary Top 40 Programmer Bill Drake Dies at 71
  • Shannon Exits WFKS (97.9 Kiss FM)/Jacksonville as PD
  • Report: Sumner Redstone Could Sell Viacom, CBS Shares
  • Journal Flips WMYU-FM/Knoxville to Country as ”Q93”
  • Hot AC KYIS-FM/Oklahoma City Music Director and Active Rock KATT-FM afternoon talent Cisco is named interim PD
  • Country WOKQ-FM/Dover, NH, MD/midday personality Dan Lunnie exits
  • CBS Radio’s Classic Hits KRTH-FM (K-EArth 101)/Los Angeles brings in market vet Kim Amidon
  • “Country Live USA” hosted by 20-year radio veteran Tommy Street adds WNCQ-FM/Ogdensburg, NY
  • Katz Media Group to Represent CBS Radio, Entercom

NTS Aircheck

  • WTOP/Washington which has launched the WTOP Holiday Bailout
  • WABC/New York will flesh out their lineup
  • Michael Savage Re-Ups With TRN
  • Mike & Mike Headed To Hospital


  • Arbitron – Nashville, Oklahoma City
  • Arbitron – Only On Urban Insite: WDAS-FM Philadelphia—Another Urban Radio Success Story in a PPMTM World
  • Arbitron – Memphis. Raleigh-Durham, Greenville-New Bern- Jacksonville
  • News – Vaughn Harper, Champaine Out At WBLS

All About Country

  • Rogers Now Owns 100% of Kingston’s KIX Country and K-Rock
  • Faith Hill Gets Caught In the Act
  • PD’s Make Mistakes
  • There are Hot Christmas Hits and Then There Are Regular Christmas Hits!
  • Fall ’08 ArbitronPhase 1 Trends Arrive Monday, December 1st For…
  • Legendary Programmer Bill Drake Dead At 71
  • Zac Brown Band Stays at Number One for 4th Week!
  • Win Golfing with 99.5 WYCD Personality Chuck Edwards.
  • Wild Joe Tyler from Cat Country96/WCTQ Now Featured In The AAC Airtalent Section
  • Country Live USA Adds WNCQ and Welcomes Rodney Atkins
  • UMG Artists Have Holiday Liners For Your Station
  • It’s the KZSN Toy-A-Thon Tour
  • Justin Moore Featured In Nike NFL Rewind
  • Kevin Sharp Undergoes Major Surgery
  • Knoxville Gets A New Country Station
  • KSSN/Little Rock Set For Another Big Toys Event