Radio News for Monday Feburary 2nd 2009

Radio Headlines:

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

  • Registration Open For R&R ’09! Convention set for Sept. 23-35 in Philadelphia
  • Moore Resigns From CBS Radio/L.A.
  • Ludlum To Direct CBS Radio/L.A. News Programming
  • CC/Tampa Ups Hamand & Bauer
  • Smyth Addresses Royalty Tax
  • MIW Radio Group Selects New Mentees
  • Talent Takes On New PPM Reality
  • Mark DiDia Joins IDJMG
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 30, 2009
  • Catlin Rises At Cumulus/Dallas
  • EMI Increases Revenue, Narrows Loss
  • La Kalle/Chicago Goes Oldies
  • Salem Guest-Host Steele To Lead RNC
  • Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?
  • Salem Employees Take Pay Cut
  • Downsizing Hits Greater Media/Boston
  • WRNI Sold To Rhode Island Public Radio
  • Propper Joins CO5
  • Cutbacks At RCA/Jive
  • Sales Changes At CC/Phoenix
  • Media Monitors Launches Mscore
  • Tisch Buys Another 2,505 Saga Shares After Reverse Split
  • Senate Approves DTV Delay Again
  • Stevens Exits WEZN
  • Laboe To Receive PPB Diamond Circle Award
  • MMTC Adds Tate, Coley As Directors
  • Smulyan: It’s The Right Time For Cell Phones With FM Receivers

All Access

  • Wilks Makes Changes In Denver
  • Talk Host Selling Own Ads To Guests: Unethical?
  • Radio As An Auto Option?
  • Peter Smyth Weighs In On Performance Tax
  • Springsteen Rocks The Super Bowl
  • Plant & Krauss, Kid Rock Announced As Grammy Performers
  • Magic Shifts Corporate Management, Emmis Moves Movin’
  • Global Traffic Network Buys UBC’s Commercial Division
  • Real Radio/Orlando’s Buckethead Helps Save Suicidal Man
  • NJ DJ To Part With Jenny’s Number
  • Howard Rosen Voted ‘Best In Biz’ By NARIP Members
  • Paul Barrett Hangs Out The Shingle
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: The Boss Is Still #1
  • Jimmie Johnson To Host KFRG’s ‘Fast Cars & Country Stars’
  • Neal McCoy To Headline 12th Annual KIIM-FM Country Cruise
  • Pat Green Does First Ever Drive Thru In-Store
  • WRDU Adds ‘Broadway’s Electric Barnyard’ For Nights
  • Paper Profiles WLW Boss Parks
  • KFBK Adds Armstrong And Getty ‘Best-Of’
  • Clark Exits WFBG/Altoona
  • Jason Mraz Visits Z100
  • Jack Daniels Passes
  • Dolores Eileen Sell Dies
  • Congrats To Wes McCain

Radio Ink

  • Ludlum Named Dir./News Programming At L.A.’s KNX, KFWB
  • Arbitron Updates PPM Progress
  • Steele Named RNC Chairman
  • Tate, Coley Join MMTC Board
  • McDowell: Fairness Doctrine Has History Of Abuse
  • Ramsey Adds 400th Affiliate
  • Art Laboe Honored
  • Smulyan Reiterates Call For FM In Cellphones
  • Salem Cuts Pay Across The Board
  • WDYT/Charlotte Goes Dark
  • TRN Adds Mancow Refeed
  • Kizart Media Partners Teams With Rejoice
  • EMF Buys Two In Ohio
  • Gauthier Joins StreamTheWorld As VP
  • Media Monitors Debuts MScore


  • This week’s eQB speaks with Danny Bonaduce and features Programming To Win, Mark Didia Named EVP/GM Of Island Records
  • Music industry vet joins Island Records.
  • Romeo Exits Z100, Billy The Kidd Heads To NYC
  • Arbitron Releases Holiday Digital Ratings
  • Cutbacks at RCA/Jive promo department
  • Motley Fool declares Sirius XM “worst stock for 2009”
  • CNet looks back at ’03 interview with Steve Jobs on music biz
  • Johnny B. among the last million-dollar radio stars

Inside Radio

  • Ford drives dealers on radio.
  • Tighter rules for liquor ads.
  • Houston cluster nudges buyers.
  • Could unemployment hurt radio?
  • SRN’s Steele to head GOP.
  • Dave Ramsey joins the 400 club.
  • Super Bowl tackle on radio row.
  • Art Laboe honored.

Radio Business Report

  • Watchdogs use Limbaugh to target politicians
  • Christmas music a hit with office workers
  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh
  • Radio only refuge in a storm
  • No WorldSpace sale today
  • TRN-FM offers new re-feed of Mancow
  • Hyundai to sponsor Super Bowl Kick-Off Show
  • Charlotte Talker WDYT goes dark
  • Everett broadcaster wins appeal on AM towers

Radio Online

  • Ludlum Returns to CBS/L.A. as Dir./News Programming
  • Bob Moore Resigns as CBS Radio/L.A. Station Manager
  • Cumulus/Dallas Elevates Jeff Catlin to Ops Manager
  • Clear Channel/Tampa Promotes Hamand, Bauer to OM
  • Top-Line Estimates Revealed for 11 Broadcast Streams
  • Clear Channel/Phoenix Restructures Sales Management
  • Legendary Ron Chapman Released From Dallas Hospital
  • Clear Channel/Tucson Ups Chris Apostalides to GSM
  • Chris Shebel Adds WRDU/Raleigh Programming Duties
  • WHTZ-FM (Z100)/New York taps Billy the Kidd to succeed Music Director and night personality Romeo

NTS Aircheck

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ludlum Returns To KNX/KFWB
  • Five Hires Every Station Needs Right Now
  • Ramsey Rocks Past 400
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Bay Area Gig Alert
  • Steelers Front Line


  • News – Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Network Collaborates With Kizart Media Partners
  • News – Jennifer Hudson Sings National Anthem at the Super Bowl
  • News – At V-103 Atlanta The Midday Winner Is…
  • News – Boney At KJLH Los Angeles

All About Country

  • Kate & Kacey Identical Twins & Boy Friends
  • How To survive Downsizing AND Keep You Ego In Check!
  • Fall Arbitron 2008 Books Arrive Monday February 2nd For …
  • No AM/FM Radio In Some 2009 Cars
  • Jewel Talks About How Her Marriage Affects Her Music
  • Neal McCoy Headlines 12th Annual KIIM-FM Country Cruise!
  • Micah Goldberg Gets A Promotion A CC/ Phoenix
  • Wilks Pays Only $19.5 million for the Three CBS Denver Stations
  • liquor ad Rules Get Tighter.
  • Classic Country KAYO Newest station in Anchorage
  • ‘HELL-DAMN-HO’ How Far Does It Go?
  • LeAnn Rimes New Book Debuts In April
  • Texas Regional Radio Music Chart
  • New Featured Article
  • If you have News…
  • Kristen Chamberlain Out @ WKLB/Boston
  • Michaels New PD At WSJR
  • ‘Jeffery Steele & Friends’ Benefit Announced For March 12th
  • Keith Urban Fires Up The Grill On Tour
  • Jeff Catlin Now OM @ Cumulus/Dallas Cluster
  • Scott Lindy New Contact Information
  • Do You Have An Idea For A Feature Article?
  • Blake Shelton Shoots To Number One
  • AllAboutCountry Gives YOU a Chance To Speak Your Mind
  • WQYK Gets Dazed By ‘O’Dazier’
  • WKSF Learns About ‘Love and Theft’
  • Rebel Hearts Getting’ Ready To Let ‘Jesse Dunn’ Loose
  • Marty Martel Named New President of R.O.P.E
  • Check Out ‘Slam’ Duncan Of WSIX Nashville
  • 20 More Markets Get PPM In 2009
  • Here It Is: The Future Of Music Programming
  • Michael Kreher Now AirPlay Direct COO