Radio News for Monday January 12th 2009


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

  • Skarzynski Named Arbitron President and CEO. Morris continues as chairman of the board
  • Arbitron Wins MRC OK For PPM In Riverside
  • Emmis’ Q3 Domestic Radio Revenues Drop 8%
  • Dupri And Team Out At Island Urban
  • AT&T To Compete With Sirius XM
  • Syndication Scorecard: Jan. 9, 2009
  • AHAA Responds To PPM Settlement
  • Cuts At Mega/N.Y.?
  • Katz Media Group Reorgs, Trims Costs
  • Kia Sedans, SUVs Will Feature HD Radio Receivers In 2010
  • TRN To Offer Savage Pre-Feed
  • Luna Joins La Preciosa
  • More Cuts At Entravision?
  • Updated: Entravision Introduces ‘El Gato’
  • Finneran Says ‘Pardon Me’
  • Ottawa’s Bear Is A Virgin
  • A Russ Martin Sighting
  • Chaitovitz: The Need For A Performance Right
  • Aldrich Named SVP Of A&R At RCA
  • RAB Says ‘Chart-It’
  • NAB Backs Bill To Block Fairness Doctrine
  • Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block
  • Obama Wants Delay In DTV Transition
  • Arbitron To Rework PPM System
  • Minority Groups Praise Cuomo’s Office For Settlement

All Access

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Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Names New President/CEO
  • Senator Urges PPM Investigation
  • Kizart Launches Kizart Media Partners
  • Kias Now Come With HD Radio
  • Emmis Revenues Fall In Q3
  • Katz Launches Katz Marketing Solutions
  • Tom Kent Joins Up With ABCRN
  • O’Reilly’s ‘Talking Points’ To Continue
  • Savage Goes Head-To-Head With Rush
  • Luna Joins La Preciosa Network
  • ‘El Gato’ Stalks El Paso
  • NRB Names Powers VP/Gov’t Relations
  • SBS Brings El Chulo De La Manana To Mega TV
  • Entravision Expands Jose’s Reach
  • PPM Accredited In Riverside
  • AT&T To Launch CruiseCast In-Car Service
  • Sirius XM: Interoperability At Last
  • Obama Asks For DTV Delay
  • NAB Applauds Broadcaster Freedom Act


  • TRN To Offer Savage Show Pre-Feed
  • MRC Gives PPM Accreditation For Riverside-San Bernadino
  • Katz Media Launches New Marketing Unit
  • Emmis Revenue Drops In Q3
  • Jermaine Dupri Exits Island Records Urban Divison
  • Sony BMG becomes Sony Music
  • AT&T announces satellite radio/TV service
  • Is the Zune an endangered species?
  • Mike Watt remembers the Stooges’ Ron Asheton
  • Rolling Stone focuses on industry innovators
    Obama selects ex-RIAA laywer for govt. post

Inside Radio

  • Arbitron announces new CEO.
  • Kia commits, Ford confirms 2010 plans.
  • Retailers may be the new challenge.
  • Inside Radio readers sound-off.
  • Viero patent battle settled.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Rick Dees
  • A new round in Ventura dispute.

Radio Business Report

  • Passing the baton at Arbitron
  • Revenues fall 6% for Emmis
  • FYI Radio execs on TV’s DTV transition
  • Ford in SYNC with HD
  • Radio breaks even in 2008
  • BEA Scholarship Committee gets VCI Solutions award
  • Kia adopts HD Radio Technology
  • FCC authorizes temporary HD power increases
  • Humberto Luna to join CC Radio’s La Preciosa Network
  • ABC News Radio details inauguration coverage
  • Entravision launches “El Gato”
  • Michael Savage to provide pre-feed in O’Reilly’s time slot
  • Arbitron wins MRC accreditation for 2nd PPM market
  • 2nd Arbitron PPM market wins MRC accreditation

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Gets MRC Accreditation for PPM in Riverside
  • Senator Urges PPM Investigation in Letter to Martin
  • Emmis Q3 Net Revenues Down 6%, Radio Declines 4%
  • Entravision Launches “El Gato” Format on KYSE/El Paso
  • Former Interep VP Kizart Launches Kizart Media Partners
  • Talk Radio Network to Prefeed ”Michael Savage Show”
  • Clear Channel/Orlando Won’t Play The Bubba Game
  • Kia Motors to Provide Factory-Installations of HD Radio
  • La Preciosa Network, names Humberto Luna as its new morning show host.
  • Bonneville/Seattle taps Owen Murphy as its Assistant PD KIRO-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • Fairness Doctrine Scare “Red Herring”
  • TRN Launches New Savage “Pre-Feed”
  • PPM’s Good To Go “Down By The Riverside”
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • News – Kizart Media Partners Launched By 20 Year Industry Eexecutive
  • News – Michael Skarzynski Named President and CEO of Arbitron Inc.
  • Insite – ATL Houswife: Little Brain Needs Big Money
  • News – Radio One, Inc. 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Conference Call
  • Jobs – General Sales Manager Opportunity
  • News – Jermaine Dupri Exits
  • News – Power 105.1’s Ed Lover & Free Talk to Naturi Naughton

All About Country

  • Michael Skarzynski New Arbitron President
  • Jamie O’Neal’s New Single To Debut on CMT Monday
  • Late Singer/Songwriter John Hartford Gets Hall of Fame Spotlight
  • Country Live USA Adds Another Station
  • AllAboutCountry Member Directory
  • A Lucky Nashville High School Gets Donates Guitars From Tootsie’s
  • Jobless Rate Now At 7.2%
  • Arbitron Issues More Fall Books Today
  • It Just May Be The ‘New Country Demo’
  • AAC Question of the Week…
  • Brad & Keith Blast their Way To Number One!
  • Check Out 30 New Releases Now
  • Jon Hager of The Hager Twins Dies at 67
  • Country Weekly and Nikkie Britt
  • Dan Lunnie Back In Game At WPOR/Portland, ME
  • Jack Purcell–A Year Older With A New Bride On The Horizon
  • Blake Shelton Gets Country Weekly Cover
  • Merle Haggard Sues The Green Train
  • As Bill Macky Departs–Tim Burruss Takes Over Promotion At 1720
  • Bob McNeil Makes Line Up Changes At KNTY/Sacramento
  • Arbitron Gets MRC Accreditation In Riverside-San Bernardino
  • Go Country Mornings Goes With Ashley Paige