Radio News for Monday November 24th 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

  • The Public Interest. With entertainment & information, community service remains vital calling card for stations across all formats & group owners of all sizes
  • Martin Blasted For Not Responding To Hill Plea
  • Pickens’ Plan Packs Q3 Radio Revenues
  • B96/Chicago Morning Show Departs
  • Conyers Moves Performance Royalties, IP Issues To Full Judiciary Committee
  • AHAA Expresses Frustration With Arbitron
  • FCC Continues Fight For Jackson ‘Wardrobe’ Fine
  • Obama Cuts Radio Ad In Senate Run
  • Judd No Longer Running With Atlanta’s ‘Bull’
  • Charlamagne Joins ‘Dirt Law Radio’
  • Beaten Hispanic Host To Return To Station
  • Gehron, Cantillo Exit Harpo
  • Canadian Government Boots Decisions Back To CRTC
  • ‘Infinite Mind’ Host Under Investigation
  • WQKC Splits, Dissolves
  • Rampage Downsized At KXTE

All Access

  • A Big Night For Chris Brown At The AMAs
  • Lew Dickey Jr. Says ‘Big Shakeout’ Coming
  • Stupak Fed Up With FCC Stalling
  • Station Sued In Rape Case
  • Obama Considering Two Black Women For FCC
  • Obama Cuts Radio Spot For Georgia Senate Runoff
  • Judge Tells Station To Stop Saying It’s Number One
  • Management Shuffle At WNCU/Durham
  • Reports Point Fingers In BBC Prank Call Controversy
  • Spencer Splits From I-100
  • Travis Barker Sues Over Plane Crash
  • Bowe Joins Strauss Media Strategies
  • Germain Fills In At KGO
  • Stiles To Fill In At WGST
  • Detroit Throws A GNR Listening Party
  • Condolences To Gary Spears

Radio Ink

  • RAB: Radio Revenues Down 9 Percent In Q3
  • AHAA: Arbitron ‘Indifferent’ To PPM Concerns
  • WOLS/Charlotte Sets Move To Regional Mexican
  • Citadel/Providence Signs For Nielsen’s SpotScan
  • IAB: Online Revenue Growth Slows In ’08
  • Janet Jackson Case Headed To Supreme Court?
  • Can Radio Stay Relevant In A New Media World?
  • Gehron To Leave Harpo Radio


  • FCC Takes Janet Jackson Case To Supreme Court
  • Galaxy, GAP West Lock In With Eastlan
  • WBUZ/Nashville PD Troy Hanson promoted to OM of Cromwell’s Nashville cluster
  • Bubba The Love Sponge news coming Monday
  • Satellite Radio Will Crash Within Two Years
  • Automakers curtail ad dollars
  • iBiquity’s Bob Struble on tech innovation

Inside Radio

  • Buyers still come to networks.
  • Network pond gets more fishermen.
  • Radio pacing to five-year low.
  • Off-air remains a growth story.
  • Interep faces eviction.
  • Judge tells station: You’re not #1.

Radio Business Report

  • Prediction: Two years left for satellite radio
  • A past Arbitron competitor’s take on the new competitor
  • Wall Street dumps Arbitron’s stock
  • Clear Channel still pushing for bigger local cap
  • WLS-AM re-signs Don Wade & Roma
  • A pink-slip Christmas to come?
  • Beaten host recovering
  • Radio’s Q3 local down 10%; Nat. down 12%
  • Accessibility standards for HD radios
  • Nielsen radio ratings service begins test next month
  • CW crowns “America’s Next Top Model”

Radio Online

  • Q3 Radio Revs Fall 9%, Off-Air Continues Steady Growth
  • AHAA Says Arbitron ‘Indifferent’ to PPM Concerns
  • WOLS/Charlotte Set for Regional Mexican Under LMA
  • Eddie & Jobo Exit Mornings at WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago
  • Bush, FCC Ask Supreme Court to Review Jackson Case
  • Report: WXLC-FM/Waukegan Sued in Date Rape Case
  • Cledus T. Judd exits mornings at Clear Channel’s Country WUBL-FM
  • Keith Kramer joins News/Talk WMAY-AM/Springfield, IL
  • KXTE-FM (X-treme Radio)/Las Vegas afternoon personality Greg Rampage is out
  • Sports simulcast partners WQKC-AM & WQKC-FM (The Ticket)/Louisville go their separate ways

NTS Aircheck

  • Find The “Good News” Stories: That’s the advice of Bonneville and WTOP/Washington
  • Gehron, Cantillo Exit Harpo
  • WABC/New York host Curtis Sliwa is officially given a national rollout


  • New Releases – Kanye West “808s & Heartbreak”
  • New Releases – New Luda – “Theater Of The Mind”
  • News – M.C. Breed Has Died
  • News – Charlamagne Tha God Joins Dirt Law Radio
  • Arbitron – Kansas City, Indianapolis and Birmingham
  • Insite – Following Obama – Will Hillary Be Secretary of State
  • Airchecks – Sheldon Moore II – Looking for Full Time or Part Time On-Air

All About Country

  • Do Your Station ‘Promos’ Kick Butt?
  • How’s Your Stations Budget Squeeze?
  • Zac Brown Band Claims 3rd Week @ # 1!
  • Report: Tennessee Could Be Hit With a 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake
  • John Gehron Exits Harpo Radio
  • Julie Ingram Climbs Charts with Third Single from KEEP ON BELIEVIN’
  • Gaylord CFO Kloeppel Upped To President
  • Three Years and Counting
  • Dierks Bentley at WO Smith School
  • No “DWTS’ For Hough Next Season
  • DVR Alert: Tim McGraw Hosts SNL
  • It’s All Over For Cledus At Atlanta’s Bull
  • Dow Gains–Radio Stocks Continue To Lose Ground
  • The AllAboutCountry Vent Sction
  • 6 Markets Get Phase I Returns Today
  • Birch: How Tough Is Competition With Arbitron
  • Will Smith Walks The Red Carpet At Denver Premiere Of Seven Pounds
  • Rick Huckaby Gets Television Face Time
  • Larry The Cable Guy Holiday Special Debuts Tonight
  • Small Market Ratings Battle Lines Are Drawn
  • Do You Have Any Solutions?
  • Mark Wills Tasers KNIX Barrel Boy
  • Richie Fields’ Video Takes #1 On Ya’llWire
  • The Gatlins Sing National Anthem For Cowboys Vs 49ers Sunday
  • John Stephan Scores With Good At Startin’ Fires
  • Arbitron Stock Loses 25% Yesterday–New 8-Year Low
  • WKSF/Asheville Raises $10K For Kids
  • Taylor Swift Dominates Album Sales Last Week
  • Rebel Hearts Scores Video On Music Mix USA
  • Taylor Swift Gets Cover Of Women’s Health Mag
  • Charlie Daniels Signs Autographs Prior To Christmas For Kids Show
  • Is Clear Channel Behind Twin Cities Tower Fight?
  • Blake Shelton Named One Of People’s Sexiest Men Alive