Radio News for Monday November 3rd 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

  • Emmis Radio Trims Bodies, Salaries. Company axes more than 30 people, institutes pay cuts for others
  • Def Jam’s Shakir Stewart Dies
  • Chernoff Rises At CBS Radio/New York
  • Updated: Dillon Out, Robison In At Jack/Houston
  • EMI In Talks To Outsource U.S. CD Distribution
  • Credit Crunch
  • CBS/West Palm Beach Changes & Exits
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 31, 2008
  • Studs Terkel Dies At 96
  • Arbitron Focuses On Diary Service Improvements
  • No More Jo Jo At KYGO
  • Updated: Duran Exits Entravision/Phoenix
  • Updated: Santa Visits Milwaukee
  • Cuts At Cumulus/Toledo
  • DiTomo Leaving Entercom
  • Tate Exits WSEN/Syracuse

All Access

  • Industry Mourns Passing Of Def Jam’s Shakir Stewart
  • Did Talker Wish Death To ‘Joe The Plumber’?
  • CKOI’s Masked Avengers Punk Palin
  • Pokora-Sadowsy Named EVP/GM At Music World Entertainment
  • Fall Out Boy’s Wentz And Stump Set Guinness Record
  • FCC Diversity Committee Proposes Fee Waivers
  • SIRIUS Shareholders File Suit Against SIRIUS XM Radio Management
  • Put Another Download On The Barbie
  • Owners Donate Georgia AM
  • Summer Book: Who Was Hot…And Who Was Not
  • Ted Rogers Ailing
  • KFNS Under New Management
  • Police Probe Daytona Travel Show’s Demise
  • Judge Bans Wisconsin Political Spots
  • Kristi Michael Exits WROX
  • BBC ‘To Pay Top Stars Less’
  • Paige Nienaber Hosts Next Conclave Webinar
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • McGuirk To Host WABC Election Overnight Show
  • KILT-A Drops Ads For Dating Service For Cheaters
  • SLU Billikens Ink Deal With New Bonneville Sports Talker
  • Zierden Named Gophers’ Hoops Radio Analyst
  • Talker WJEP-A Morphs To WSBX-A
  • Get Well To Jonnie King

Radio Ink

  • Staff, Salaries Cut At Emmis
  • Arbitron Meets With Diary Caucus
  • Beasley Settles Indecency Complaints
  • Author, Radio Host Terkel Dies
  • DuMont Explains Radio Hall Of Fame Voting
  • Chernoff Named CBS Radio/NY VP/Programming
  • ABC Radio Networks Distributes E, Style, G4 Content
  • Analyst: No Ad Recovery Until 2010


  • Def Jam EVP Stewart Dies Suddenly
  • Mark Chernoff Upped To VP Of Programming For CBS Radio/NY
  • Bonaduce-WYSP announcement expected soon
  • ‘Optimistic’ Redstone helps CBS stock
  • Harvard Professor fights RIAA tactics
  • NY AG investigating Arbitron stock sales
  • Karmazin interview on Autoline

Inside Radio

  • Interep’s fate has some rethinking reps.
  • Election Day may not impact radio.
  • The NAB gives more to Democrats.
  • Still plenty of fight over royalties.
  • Small markets press Arbitron.
  • Emmis hints of more lean times.
  • Cops investigate Florida station.
  • ASCAP Presents “The Mike Kinosian Interview” … Tim Kelly.

Radio Business Report

  • Ratings agencies assess radio’s creditworthiness
  • It looks like around five suitors for Interep
  • Arbitron, Gary Fries meet with diary caucus for improvements
  • Sports/Talk 101.1 announces Saint Louis University Billikens Basketball partnership
  • CBS Radio Detroit offering four Christmas channels

Radio Online

  • Emmis Radio Institutes 4% Reduction in Workforce
  • Steve Robison Joins KHJK (103.7 Jack FM)/Houston as PD
  • Arbitron Meets with Diary Market Owner/Operator Caucus
  • CBS Radio/New York Names Chernoff VP/Programming
  • ABC Radio Networks Signs Development Deal w/Comcast
  • Beasley to Pay $85,000 Under Consent Decree with FCC
  • DiTomo Exits Entercom as Director of Communications
  • Bonneville/St. Louis Inks SLU Basketball Partnership
  • CBS Radio/Detroit Launches HolidaysinDetroit.com
  • KPNT-FM (105.7 The Point)/St. Louis night talent Cornbread exits the Emmis Alternative outlet over budget cuts

NTS Aircheck

  • Chernoff Climbs A Few More Rungs
  • Bruce DuMont will preside over next Saturday night’s (11/8) Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Chicago
  • The Man Who’s Always Right: That’s the title of a lengthy feature on Premiere Radio Networks syndicated host Rush Limbaugh


  • News – Def Jam EVP Shakir Stewart Has Died
  • Airchecks – Sarah Palin gets a prank call from “Nicolas Sarkozy”
  • News – Atlanta Clark Academy 7th Graders Debate Obama vs. McCain
  • Airchecks – Jeffree Charles
  • Airchecks – Mic Tee

All About Country

  • KTHK Morning Man Flies Lady Antebellum In For Benefit
  • UMG Nashville Team Named King of the BBQ
  • Country Voice-Overs and Imaging from Gordon and Cooper
  • AAC Question of the Week
  • Hot Off The Grill
  • Underwood’s ‘Dream’ Continues At Number One
  • Are You Thinkin’ About Writing An Article for AAC?
  • Kenny Chesney Comes Back from A Rough Place
  • Carrie Underwood Performs For Over 1,000,000 Fans On Her 2008 ‘Carnival Ride Tour’
  • John Stone Releases ‘Get Out And Vote’
  • Staff and Salary Cuts Hit Emmis Employees
  • New Assistant Music Director At KZSN/Wichita
  • Where’s Geiger Going?
  • CBS Radio/Detroit Launches HolidaysInDetroit.com
  • ACM Elects New Board of Directors
  • Charlie Allen Visits Central Wisconsin’s WDEZ
  • WYCD/Detroit Lets Listeners Sling Mud
  • New Aircheck Added To AllAboutCountry Aircheck Section
  • Gail Daniels Leaves WDEN/Macon After 15 Years
  • Big D & Bubba Take Mornings At 96.1 The Bull/Idaho Falls
  • Pat Garrett Performs For McCain/Palin Rally In PA