Radio News for Monday January 26th 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

  • Universal Music Group Starts Slicing. Budget cutbacks strike
  • Performance Royalty Fight Heats Up
  • Cell-Phone-Only Sample Targets Raised In All PPM Markets
  • Parker Loves Bratwurst, Stays In Milwaukee
  • FCC Chairman Robert McDowell’s Father Dies
  • Stock Market Snapshot, Jan. 23, 2009
  • Buchmann To Program KLOS/Los Angeles As Wilde Exits
  • Hicks Named Def Jam Executive VP
  • Condolences
  • BA Jazzes Up Santa Barbara
  • Sinicropi Elected To SCBA Board
  • EFM Pays $2.83M For Cornerstone Church Pair In Ohio
  • Economic Woes Hurt Some Public Radio Stations
  • KJR/KHHO Programming Partnership
  • Gino Latino Exits El Zol/Miami
  • Apple Sets Revenue Record On iPod Sales
  • Forbes Ranks Notable Liberals
  • Koch Rebranded By Entertainment One
  • Congress Expected To Delay DTV Transition Next Week
  • Five Exit Sony Nashville
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 22, 2009
  • Copps Tagged Acting FCC Chairman
  • John Ivey Picks Up KBIG, KHHT, KYSR/L.A.
  • Mays Brothers’ Base Salaries Cut To $500K
  • Seacrest All About Phillies, Flyers, Eagles
  • More Grammy Performers Announced

All Access

  • FCC Probe Targets Spanish-Language Stations
  • Obama, Limbaugh Trade Verbal Jabs
  • Out Of Newspapers, Google Committed To Radio
  • Bogdan Roscic Named Pres./Sony Music Classical
  • CRTC Nixes 4 Apps For New Guelph FM
  • EMF Buys Louisiana FM
  • Zone/Atlanta’s Shapiro, John Rocker In Club Confrontation
  • Financial Host Accused Of Fraud By SEC
  • Ex-WWL Host Marinello’s Life Sentence Made Official
  • Radio Marti Boss Stays On… For Now
  • Two Depart NRG Northwoods
  • J.R. Russ Exits XM
  • Texas Tech To Bring KTXT Back, With Changes
  • ESPN Boston Plans Move
  • Robin Marshall Adds Dallas Client
  • Powergold Offers New Features
  • Condolences To Newsman Dick Shannon On Mom’s Passing
  • Rose Goetsch Passes

Radio Ink

  • Performance Royalties Back On The Table
  • Struble: More Competition Than Ever
  • CBS Corp Sets Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • NE Indiana Public Radio To Sell Three
  • Christal Radio Promotes Three In L.A.
  • USRN Adds Get The Led Out
  • FCC Hands Out Fines For Public-File Violations
  • Copps Named Acting FCC Chairman
  • Martin Responds To House Report
  • NABEF Board Adds Patrick, Barrett
  • Arbitron Ups Cellphone-Only Target In All PPM Markets
  • Astral Media Reorganizes Radio, Cuts Staff
  • Buchmann Named PD Of KLOS As Wilde Departs
  • WLS Offers Blagojevich A Job
  • Last.fm Extends Its Reach To Android
  • Spacial Audio Helps Radio Vets Go Digital


  • Performance Royalty Battle Returns
  • Arbitron To Increase Cell-Phone-Only Sample Target In PPM Markets
  • Michael Copps Named Acting Chairman Of FCC
  • Bob Buchman takes over PD duties at KLOS
  • changes at KDMX/Dallas, Pandora brings back ads
  • Z100 programmers talk controversial new Britney single
  • analysis of Sirius XM price increase
  • latest column from iBiquity’s Bob Struble

Inside Radio

  • Payola probe in South Texas.
  • Insurance companies opt for radio.
  • PPM + HD = No problem.
  • A New York FM may be for sale.
  • Obama tells GOP: Turn off Rush.
  • Cubs on WGN through 2022.
  • Vince Marinello gets life sentence.
  • SBS picks up Las Vegas TV outlet.

Radio Business Report PTC seeks blackout for “…seek Amy”

  • Ex-WBIX host Rennie accused of stealing millions
  • WGN offers Afternoon Drive to Rod and Patti Blagojevich
  • Battle royal over royalties heating up
  • Mays brothers take pay cut
  • Arbitron to add more cell phone households in PPM markets
  • Windy AM hopes to start a Blag
  • Mike & Mike, The Herd, and Tirico & Van Pelt in Tampa
  • Laura Ingraham adds 20
  • Beasley’s “Big Mama” moves to mornings
  • Another radio group downgraded by Moody’s

Radio Online

  • NYSE Moves Could Help Radio Companies From Delistings
  • Cumulus Duo Ends 3-Year Deal with Dallas Cowboys
  • EMF Expands with AM/FM Station Acquisition in Ohio
  • Lawmakers Seek Performance Royalties for Local Radio
  • Big League Inks Multi-Year Extension with Georgia Tech
  • Paty Quyn is elevated to interim Program Director for Country WRWD-FM/Poughkeepsie, NY
  • KTCK-AM (The Ticket)/Dallas Assistant PD Mark Friedman heads to crosstown Sports KESN-FM (103.3 FM ESPN) as Assistant PD
  • WXDJ-FM/Miami PD Gino “Latino” Reyes exits
  • WGN-AM/Chicago signs a 4-year contract extension with Northwestern University football and men’s basketball
  • Patty Vaughn exits Classic Rock KZPS-FM/Dallas

NTS Aircheck

  • Don Wade & Roma Welcome Embattled Guv
  • Guess Who’s Not Coming To Dinner?
  • “Content Created The Radio Industry”


  • Arbitron – Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Memphis, Greenville-New Bern
  • Airchecks – KiKi Brown WERQ Baltimore
  • Airchecks – Arbitron to Increase Cell-Phone-Only Sample Target in all PPM markets
  • Arbitron – Norfolk, Richmond, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge, Columbus MS

All About Country

  • Rich O’Tool Tops Texas Regional Radio Report
  • Now More Than Ever–Keep Everyone In Your Loop
  • Deadline Approaches For NAB Crystal Radio Award Entries
  • The Oak Ridge Boys Perform at Galveston’s 1894 Opera House
  • Restructuring Underway At Universal Music/Nashville
  • Kellie Pickler Speaks For Sexy Hair
  • Paty Quin Is Interim PD At WRWD/Poughkeepsie
  • Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Is Ready
  • Music 1 Offer For Displaced Radio Pro’s
  • Bee-92.5/Rochester’s Weslea Takes A Month Off
  • Arbitron Increases CPO Sampling Targets
  • KBUL-Reno Looking For A Morning Show Co-Host
  • Dailey & Vincent Perform On A Prairie Home Companion
  • MediaBase Offers Access To Displaced Radio People
  • MusicMaster Sets Free Instructional Webinars