Radio News for Monday December 22nd 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 Sells Three Stations In Denver To Wilks. KWLI, KIMN and KXKL fetch $19.5M
  • Hall To Join KABC As Dir./Ops
  • HD Alliance Announces ‘Evolution’ Q1 Ad Blitz
  • Albertini Rises At Florida’s Genesis Communications
  • Live 105’s ‘Spud’ Exits After 20 Years
  • Performing Artists Make Yuletide Appeal To Capitol Hill For Performance Fees
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • DiDia Out At Columbia, Rubin’s Role Changing?
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Dec. 19, 2008
  • Syndication Scorecard: Dec. 19, 2008
  • Simmons Transfers To Q100/Pensacola
  • Report: RIAA Drops File-Sharing Lawsuits
  • Will Genachowski Sign On At FCC?
  • Cell-Phone-Only Households Grow To 17.5%
  • Bubba To Remain With Sirius XM

All Access

  • Wilks Acquires The CBS/Denver Cluster
  • RIAA Changes Strategy On Illegal Downloads
  • RAB November Numbers Blow Cold
  • WMG Removes Vids From YouTube
  • A Liberal And Rush In Agreement?
  • Guitar Hero And Rock Band Drive Sales
  • Spud Exits Live 105
  • Wendell Clough Officially Named PD At WBRU
  • Luis Albertini Named EVP For Genesis Communications
  • Josh Villa Joins Border Media/Austin
  • WJLQ Taps Terry Simmons As PD
  • Maine Public Broadcasting Makes Cuts
  • It’s ‘The History Of Howard Stern Act II’
  • Dave Morey Hangs Up The Headphones
  • B96 Fly Guy Set For Three More Years
  • A.J. Davis Out At Sunny 94.1
  • WOR Sets Christmas Special
  • Wes Minter Fills In On KDKA
  • The Harringtons Retire From KCMX
  • A Z Rock Toys For Tots
  • It’s Ho Ho HOsmond
  • WLXX’s Michael Bandy Dies At 37
  • David Hall Joins KABC As Erik Braverman Exits
  • Mark DiDia Exits Columbia Records
  • Report: Genachowski Close To Being Named FCC Chair

Radio Ink

  • Ice Storm Affects Indiana Stations
  • David G. Hall Named Director/Ops For KABC/L.A.
  • Research: More Auto Dollars Should Go To Radio
  • Albertini Picks Up Genesis EVP Stripes
  • KFOG’s Morey Does His Last Show
  • Barclays Revises Radio Projection Downward
  • McGavren Guild Signs Shamrock/Milwaukee Radio Alliance
  • Report: RIAA To End P2P Lawsuit Campaign
  • A Lifetime With Sirius XM For $300
  • Journal Broadcast Revenues Down In November


  • Bubba Inks New Sirius XM Deal
  • RIAA To End Individual File Sharing Lawsuits
  • Talk programming changes in L.A.
  • NY considers taxing iTunes downloads
  • Judge postpones RIAA hearing
  • GNR & Best Buy: what happened?
  • Will Obama’s FCC lighten up?

Inside Radio

  • Historic 20% revenue collapse.
  • Fred Thompson might return to radio.
  • ‘Tis the season for station CDs.
  • CBS sees the expected pile-on.
  • Nasdaq gives early Christmas gift.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Kris Erik Stevens.
  • Michael Brady dead at 37.

Radio Business Report

  • Karmazin still sees growth in 2009
  • November results plumb new depths
  • WBMX-FM adds new morning show
  • Bubba re-signs with Sirius
  • CBS Radio to syndicate Mike Smerconish?
  • Westwood One close to signing Fred Thompson
  • JamTraxx offering free year-end mix shows
  • Drug charges put owner on Ice
  • ABCRN picks up Rick Dees Weekly Top 40

Radio Online

  • Hall Exits CBS Radio/Los Angeles for Crosstown KABC
  • Radio Revenues Down 20% in November, Off Air Up 1%
  • Genesis Communications Ups Albertini to Executive VP
  • Sirius XM Inks Extension With Bubba the Love Sponge
  • Journal Expected to Take $240 Million Q4 Charge
  • KACY/Ark City GM Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges
  • CBS Radio/Phoenix has cut ties with KMLE-FM
  • KMLE-FM/Phoenix has also let go of 20-year station vet “Big Shoe” Stu Evans
  • Oldies WRBQ-FM (Q105)/Tampa ousts almost its entire air staff
  • St. Louis sports media vet Bob Ramsey joins the lineup at WMVN-FM

NTS Aircheck

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  • Jobs – Seeking Program Director/on air Urban Radio Broadcasting’s Meridian Mississippi
  • Arbitron – Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, Gainesville-Ocala
  • Arbitron – Tampa
  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati

All About Country

  • The Arbitron Fall ’08 Phase 2 Trends Blowin’ In The Wind Today Are For …
  • Radio Has Worst Single Month in 20 Years
  • Hear A Rumor? Put It In The ACC Vent Section
  • Lew Dickey Sr’s Stock Buying At Cumulus Is On Going
  • Report: Genachowski Would Want “A Strong Regulatory Role”
  • Do YOU have an idea for an AAC ‘Feature Article?’
  • Journal Communications’ November Revs Down and Online Revs dropped 5%.
  • If You Hear News Over the Holiday’s, Email AAC
  • Asia Welcomes Rockie Lynne for Christmas
  • It’s Part Time At KYGO for Blake Powers
  • AllAboutCountry Gets You The Mediabase Top 30 Daily
  • CMT.com Music City Madness Winner Is Kurt Thomas
  • Need A Gig?
  • Free Music Downloads
  • Two New Great ‘Featured Articles’ For Your Holiday Reading
  • Update: WLXX/Lexington’s Michael Bandy of Bandy & Bailey Dead at 37
  • Rascal Flatts is ‘Here’ and It Has Arrived At Number One
  • Music Industry to Stop Mass Suits
  • Looks like KIZN’s Auction is Bustin’ Out with Bucks
  • Mindy McCready’s Brother Talks about Her Recovery
  • Brian Jennings On-Air in Detroit
  • Floyd Tolston’s Lookin’ Back At Luckenbach Lookin’ Good
  • Scott Hooker Aircheck Now In AAC Talent Section
  • Keni Thomas Releases Powerful Christmas Song