Radio News for Monday January 5th 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

  • CC, Cumulus In Seven-Station Swap. WNNF & WOFX/Cincy traded for Green Bay quintet
  • Radio’s 2009 Transformation
  • Former FCC Commissioner Tate Focused On Family In Future
  • Mays Encourages CC Employees To Remain Focused, Resilient In ’09
  • Allen, Anderson & Noble Exit Dial Global
  • Arbitron Commercializes PPM In Four New Markets
  • Nielsen: ’08 U.S. Music Sales Exceed 1.5 Billion
  • CBS Radio Leads Ando’s Monthly Webcast Metrics Again
  • Jimmy Mac’s Funeral Date Set
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 2, 2009
  • Pyle To Manage CC/Greensboro
  • Bleacher Bums Debut In San Diego
  • WRKO’s Feinburg And Finneran Make It Permanent
  • Harvey And Huckabee Join New KSFO Lineup
  • Arbitron: Black, Hispanic, Spanish-Dominant Samples Exceed Targets In December PPM Report
  • Digital Stations In Atlanta, Dallas, Washington Included In December PPM Survey
  • Smith, McEnroe Exit WTIC-AM As CBS/Hartford Makes Lineup Changes

All Access

  • All Access Exclusive: December PPM Report Part 1
  • RIAA Drops Evidence-Gathering Firm
  • Tough Decisions Ahead At Sony
  • Attn HR Dept: Alternatives To Layoffs
  • Sports Talker Faces Jail After Plea
  • KIDR/Phoenix Sold
  • Huckabee Debuts With 38 Affiliates
  • CBS Syndicates KMOX Host Jon Grayson
  • Andy Flick To RMG
  • Seacrest Back To Star 94
  • D&D Debut In Mornings At WCSX
  • Schedule Shifts At KSFO
  • KGIL Shuffles Lineup
  • Feinburg Gets Formal Nod As WRKO Morning Co-Host
  • Report: WEEI Inks Ordway To New Deal
  • Larson Exits San Diego 1700, XX Makes Changes
  • KASM’s Mitchell Retires After 56 Years
  • Gooding Joins Smooth/Birmingham, England

Radio Ink

  • Tate: ‘We Have Made History’
  • FCC Issues EEO Notices
  • Tate Saluted By Fellow Commissioners
  • Mark Mays: ‘We Will Succeed Together’
  • McHenry Tichenor Sr. Dies At 76
  • Pyle Named VP/Market Manager For CC/Greensboro
  • Hayes Named Cox Enterprises CEO


  • Overall Total U.S. Music Sales Up In 2008

Inside Radio

  • Station sales down 25% last year.
  • Mark Mays: Recessions offer opportunities.
  • A fat Christmas (ratings) goose.
  • Philly PPM panelists get “holiday bonus.”
  • Swap solves Clear Channel DOJ problem.
  • More webcasts show up in the ratings.
  • CRB: Country better than most.
  • Florida talk host gets jail.

Radio Business Report

  • Midwest swap-fest for Cumulus and Clear Channel
  • Sirius XM drops Fox Business Channel
  • Clear Channel and Cumulus in swap
  • Saga announces approval for reverse stock split
  • Bonneville’s St. Louis Sports Talker adds talent
  • J Niice and Julian to host morning drive On B96
  • Arbitron commercializes PPM in four new markets
  • J Niice and Julian to host morning drive On B96
  • Genesis Communications has launched its new music format on WHBO 1470.
  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM

Radio Online

  • Clear Channel, Cumulus in Cincinnati-Green Bay Swap
  • Hispanic Radio Pioneer Mac Tichenor Sr. Dies at 76
  • Sports/Talker McKinney Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud
  • CC/Greensboro Taps Kim Pyle as VP/Market Manager
  • Arbitron Commercializes PPM in Four New Local Markets
  • Arbitron Details December 2008 Sample Quality Metrics
  • CCR Launches New Total Traffic Network Web Site
  • WELE/Daytona Beach Names Mark Tillery as General Mgr.
  • CC/Los Angeles VP/Programming Michael Martin Exits
  • Commisioner Deborah Taylor Tate Prepares to Exit FCC

NTS Aircheck

  • Larson Leaves “San Diego 1700″


  • News – Talking Urban Radio in 2009
  • Insite – Article from: Charlamagne The God, 2009 (Intelligence the New Gangsta)
  • Production – Drewsean “Deacon Drew” Williams, Production Assistant WGCI
  • News – Watch The “Magic Negro” Comment on Fox News

All About Country

  • Sony May Face Tough Road Ahead
  • RIAA Dumps Their Evidence Gathering Firm
  • Radio Station Sales Off 25% In 2008
  • Post Your Ad In The AAC Job Section
  • New Big Machine Records Duo Kate & Kacey Hit The Road
  • Holiday Spirit of Giving Lingers At WCTK
  • When You Have Something To Say
  • Clear Channel holding Its Managers Meeting in Dallas Tomorrow and Wednesday
  • Emerson is Driving Up The Charts
  • What’s On Your Mind?
  • Jewel Joins The People Choice Awards Show Wednesday
  • Taylor Swift To Ride Her ‘White Horse’ On SNL
  • When You Have Breaking Country Radio or Music News…
  • Reba Profiled On AOL’s ‘The Boot’
  • Is Former KMLE’s “Morning Mayor” Dave Pratt Heading to ‘Hotlanta’?
  • Fall Book Begins Release Wednesday, Jan. 7
  • Legendary Singer Johnny Rodriguez Hospitalized in ICU with Double Pneumonia
  • AAC Question of the Week is About ‘Call Out Research 2009’
  • Three Brand New Featured Articles Are Posted
  • Sugarland Gets First #1 of 2009 on the AAC Hot 40 Chart
  • WKIS Presents The 24th Annual Chili Cookoff
  • KTEX To Hold 7th ‘Listener Appreciation’ Show Jan 24th
  • Clear Channel/Greensboro Picks Kim Pyle VP/Market Manager
  • It’s A 7 Station Swap Between Cumulus and Clear Channel
  • Mark Mays Sends Letter To Bring the Clear Channel Crew 2Gether
  • Zune Has a ‘Buggy’ New Year’s
  • Time Warner & Viacom Agree On New Deal