Radio News for Monday December 29th 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

  • WLVE/Miami’s Christmas Flip Former format moves to HD2 channel
  • CBS/S.F. To Debut Oldies At 1550 AM
  • Op-Ed: ‘Reboot The FCC’
  • FCC To Conduct Open Meeting Via Conference Call
  • WKPE/Cape Cod Goes Country
  • Back To The Future For KMLE, Tim & Willy
  • Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed
  • Quimby Joins Metro Networks
  • Singer, Actress Eartha Kitt Dies
  • Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies
  • Westwood One Partners With TrafficLand
  • Host News: Smerconish, Browne, Velshi, Stern
  • NFL National Radio Rights Up For Grabs
  • Westwood One’s Busy Year End
  • Facebook Removes Project Playlist; Sony BMG Strikes Deal

All Access

  • Rhythmic AC Hits The Beach At Miami
  • KFRC Rings In The Oldies
  • The RIAA Offers ISPs A File Sharing Warning Letter…
  • …But Some ISPs Can’t Afford To Send It
  • Prof: Abolish FCC, Create ‘Innovative Environment Protection’ Agency
  • Think You’ve Had It Rough? Morning Host Stabbed, Fired Twice And Booked For Assault
  • WKPE Flips To ‘Cape Country’
  • Electric Barnyard Opens Its Gates
  • J. Michael McCoy Talks It Up on Praise 940
  • Eartha Kitt Passes
  • Dave Woodward Passes

Radio Ink

  • WLVE/Miami Flips To Rhythmic AC
  • CBS Radio/San Francisco Brings KFRC Back, In Oldies Form
  • Will NFL Football Stay On Westwood One?
  • FCC Sets December Open Meeting, Again
  • Sirius XM Issues Shares For Debt
  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius XM
  • Wal-Mart Tops Pre-Holiday Spots
  • Bonneville/St. Louis Gets The Rams


  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Automakers’ troubles could help radio close the gap.
  • Six-year-old Jack not done growing.
  • Five Journal execs get a holiday bonus.
  • It’s easy as ABC Dees.
  • Christian broadcaster donates its Obama ad revenues.
  • Mega Media says revenues are down 69%.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM
  • Broadcasters Foundation establishes Bill Drake Fund
  • CC Radio Miami launches “93.9-FM MIA”
  • Clear Channel completes tender for bonds
  • Arbitron in talks with New Jersey AG
  • Metro Traffic and TrafficLand partner
  • Bonneville St. Louis gets Rams deal
  • They’re turning off HD in Washington, DC

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio will return veteran air personalities Tim Hattrick & Willy D. Loon to the Phoenix airwaves on January 8.
  • Connoisseur Media launches “105.9 BOB-FM,” a full market class C station in Bismarck, ND.
  • WLVE/Miami Flips to Rhythmic AC, Love 94 Heads to HD2
  • CBS/San Francisco to Return Oldies KFRC at 1550 AM
  • Report: NFL Opens Up Bids to National Radio Rights
  • Radio Revenues Down 20% in November, Off Air Up 1%
  • Bonneville’s WMVN Signs 2-Year Deal with St. Louis Rams
  • Wilks Ups Jennings to K.C., Denver VP/National Sales
  • Broadcasters Foundation Establishes Drake Memorial Fund
  • Laura Handley Joins Connoisseur Media/Wichita as GM

NTS Aircheck

  • Bret Baier To Anchor “Special Report”
  • Crys Quimby Directs Metro/New York
  • Bonneville Gets Rams


  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge
  • News – Singer, actress Eartha Kitt dies at 81
  • News – Sabrina Russ, Karen Vaughn’s Publicist Speaks
  • Airchecks – Barry Baker- 107.3 WICB Chicago

All About Country

  • Guitar Legend Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.
  • Tournament Of Roses Parade Honors Long-Running TV Series
  • Arbitron Phase II Returns Resume Today
  • Country Stars Are Bring In 2009!
  • Question of the Week: Will Major Labels Create Their Own Video Channels?
  • WKPE Now ‘Cape Country’
  • The Electric Barnyard Gates Are Wide Open