Radio News for Monday December 8th 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

  • ABC Grabs A Cup Of Joe. Former Congressman’s show will be similar to his TV show
  • Arbitron Consultant Fly-In Wrap-Up
  • Morris: Arbitron ‘Not Going To Give An Inch’
  • Steve Dahl Exits WJMK/Chicago
  • Miller Goes Lakeside, Blades Back On In Milwaukee
  • Syndication Scorecard: Dec. 5, 2008
  • Industry Mourns Bill Drake
  • Astral Media Virgin-izes Three
  • RealNetworks To Cut 130 Jobs
  • Katz’s Eastman Radio To Rep Riviera
  • American Public Media Launches Public Radio Tuner
  • WFUV Launches ‘The Alternate Side’
  • O’Reilly To End Radio Show

All Access

  • Reports: Tribune Considers Chapter 11
  • Scarborough Joins ABC Radio Networks
  • Media Conference In NYC Opens Today
  • Chicago Public Radio Lays Off 9% Of Staff
  • Report: Madison Ave. Cuts Coming
  • Station Sales: Missouri Cluster, Utah FM
  • Fresh Christmas Music In Chicago
  • KDWB Adds Seacrest Middays
  • Mischke Out At KSTP
  • Casey Robison Rises At BMI
  • Duignan Named Managing Dir. Of Ireland’s RTÉ
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • More TV For Clark Howard
  • Kellett Fills In Again At WBT
  • Michigan’s ESPN 100.9 Covers Baseball Winter Meetings
  • KTOK Adds ‘Mi-Ling’s Comfort Zone’
  • Star 94 Replaces Flyleaf At Jingle Jam
  • Raleigh’s Buzz And Bull Hold ‘Jingle Balls’ Auction
  • Rich Stevens Supports Our Troops
  • WSB’s Mike Kavanagh Dies At 57
  • Former Radio Host, Baseball Voice Bob DeLaney Passes
  • Peter J. Kern Dies
  • Triple M/Melbourne Host Richard Marsland Dead At 32
  • Michigan Broadcaster Bill Kuiper Sr. Dies

Radio Ink

  • Marcus To Leave Deutsche Bank, Start New Fund
  • FlyCast Debuts DirectLink, CustomCast
  • Dahl Out At WJMK/Chicago
  • Astral Brings Three More Virgins To Canada
  • Mago Upped To EVP At NAB
  • American Public Media Debuts iPhone App
  • Riviera Signs With Katz’s Eastman Radio
  • O’Reilly To End Radio Factor
  • O’Neil Tapped As Entercom/Gainesville VP/GM


  • EMI Shopping Distribution Arm To Rivals
  • Steve Dahl Exits WJMK/Chicago
  • WFUV launches The Alternative Side
  • Bill O’Reilly leaving radio show
  • RIAA wins lawsuit against ill teenager

Inside Radio

  • Tribune preps for Chapter 11.
  • Power hike seen as key to HD Radio.
  • Ford, BMW back power hike.
  • Joe Scarborough returns to radio.
  • Drew Marcus goes solo.
  • WSB’s Kavanagh dies on birthday.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Charles McCord.

Radio Business Report

  • Dahl exits, blames PPM
  • Scarborough comes to radio
  • Nielsen radio test underway
  • Last pieces of Interep sold
  • Oh, those radio pranksters
  • O’Reilly to end radio show

Radio Online

  • Legendary Steve Dahl Out at WJMK (Jack FM)/Chicago
  • J. Pat Miller Joins WLWK (The Lake)/Milwaukee as PD
  • Dennis Israel to Exit WMET-AM/Washington DC as GM
  • NAB Elevates Jane Mago to Executive VP/Legal at NAB
  • 20-year industry vet Jon Robinson joins CBS Radio’s AC WKQC-FM (K104.7)/Charlotte
  • Former KOOL-FM/Phoenix morning producer Lee Bortel, ousted over budget cuts
  • Spanish exits nights at Active Rock WHHZ-FM (100.5 The Buzz)/Gainesville-Ocala
  • Nostalgia KOY-AM/Phoenix flips to all holiday music through December 25

NTS Aircheck

  • Todd Manley Exits KTRS/St. Louis
  • ESPN Radio Moves In Madison
  • Bill O. Bails On Radio
  • Monica Moves To Weekdays
  • WSKY-WKTK/Gainesville GSM Dick O’Neil is upped to VP/GM
  • Jane Mago succeeds Marsha McBride as the NAB’s new chief attorney


  • News – All NBPC Members and Guest “It’s Christmas Party Time”
  • Insite – Watching Obama on Meet The Press
  • Arbitron – San Francisco complete 6+ November ’08 Arbitron Monthly PPM –
  • News – Jazmine Sullivan’s FEARLESS debut grabs the world’s attention!
  • Hype – Rachel Brown

All About Country

  • Who Needs Ratings, Anyway?
  • So What Are You doin’ New Years Eve?
  • Montgomery Gentry ‘Rolls’ Into # 1/First Christmas Song of ’08 Charts
  • Big & Rich’s John Rich Gets Hitched
  • Shania Twain Arrives in The Big Apple with Surprising Companion
  • PPMs Are Now Posted -Shares and latest Cume Info
  • 94.9 The Bull/Atlanta: Still Country After 3,000 Song Music Marathon
  • Star Country 96.3’s Stuck In A Truck Stuck In Neutral
  • Mikwaukee’s Mike Nelson Now Riverbend/Idaho Falls’ Ops Mgr
  • WYCT/Pensacola’s Dana Cervantes Returns From Iraq
  • Montgomery Gentry Concert Opens 2009 Sprint Sound & Speed
  • Viacom Cuts Force Exit Of 20 From CMT
  • Rascal Flatts’ I’ll Be Home For Christmas Video Debuts Monday
  • What Do You Think About Our Industry’s Changing Landscape?