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Radio News for the Holiday Weekend of December 24th 2008


Have a great holiday weekend. RadioNX will return with full updates on Monday December 29th.

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:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • NFL National Radio Rights Up For Grabs. League reportedly talking to other bidders after 22 years with WW1
  • Rams Join Bonneville/St. Louis
  • More ESPN In Atlanta
  • Wilks Ups Jennings In K.C. And Denver
  • Rams Cut From CC/St. Louis
  • Progressive Talker WVKO Goes Christian
  • Handley Joins Connoisseur/Wichita
  • Radio Revenue Tumbles In November
  • CBS Sells Three Stations In Denver To Wilks
  • Westwood One Signs Fred Thompson
  • HD Alliance Announces ‘Evolution’ Q1 Ad Blitz
  • Clough Gets WBRU PD Gig
  • Q105 Slashes More Staff

All Access

  • Lawsuit Against Bronfman Over Warner Buyout Tossed
  • Report: Labels Consider Online Music Video Project
  • Facebook Removes Project Playlist App
  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius
  • Sirius XM Issues Shares In Exchange For Debt
  • Clear Channel Makes Tender Offer Moves
  • FCC To Meet December 30th
  • Broadcasters Foundation Sets Bill Drake Tribute
  • Middays At Fresh No Longer ‘Greene’
  • KUVO Cuts Two
  • Ex-Radio Host Faces A Charge Of Assault
  • KTPL Drops Music

Radio Ink

  • Moody’s Downgrades Sirius XM
  • Wal-Mart Tops Pre-Holiday Spots
  • Bonneville/St. Louis Gets The Rams
  • Handley Named GM For Connoisseur/Wichita
  • The End Of Weekend America
  • HD Alliance Promises Aggressive Marketing In Q1
  • Metro Traffic, TrafficLand Partner
  • Nasdaq Asks SEC To OK Delisting Delay

FMQB

  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Wal-Mart, JC Penney top spenders.
  • The Christmas format’s still jolly.
  • Sirius XM’s tough New Year’s resolution.
  • Bonneville gets the Rams.
  • Yule Log and radio combine.
  • “When Radio Was” gets a new team.
  • Dr. Joy’s in the giving mood.

Radio Business Report

  • Barefoot in Indy
  • FedEx will not advertise in the 2009 Super Bowl
  • ESPN Radio adds 1230 kHz in Atlanta
  • Westwood adds Fred Thompson
  • NFL may not renew with Westwood One
  • Karmazin still sees growth in 2009

Radio Online

  • Radio Revenues Down 20% in November, Off Air Up 1%
  • Wilks Ups Jennings to K.C., Denver VP/National Sales
  • Broadcasters Foundation Establishes Drake Memorial Fund
  • Laura Handley Joins Connoisseur Media/Wichita as GM
  • WWI Signs Fred Thompson Show to Replace Bill O’Reilly
  • HD Alliance Continues Aggressive Marketing Campaign
  • Dickey to Launch Second ESPN Radio Affiliate in Atlanta
  • Westwood One’s Metro Traffic Signs with TrafficLand

NTS Aircheck

  • WW One Signs Fred Thompson

Urbansite

  • News – Sabrina Russ, Karen Vaughn’s Publicist Speaks
  • Airchecks – Barry Baker- 107.3 WICB Chicago
  • Arbitron – Kansas City, Indianapolis, Birmingham
  • News – The Mid-South Radio and Music Conference
  • Arbitron – Columbus, OH

All About Country

  • Tim And Willie Return To KMLE/Phoenix
  • What’s Goin’ Down In Dallas?
  • Artist Steve Richard Helps KDKD Fill The Angel Tree
  • Tournament Of Roses Parade Honors Hee Haw
  • Wichita’s Wolf Gets A New GM
  • Trafficland Strengthens Metro Traffic’s Reporting
  • Oops! Traveling PPM’s Make NYC Station #34 In Atlanta
  • NASDAQ Request Could Help Ailing Radio Groups
  • Radio’s Biggest Advertiser Will Be Aggressive In 2009
  • Country Stars On Christmas Television
  • WSRG/Sturgeon Bay Awards Prizes For Stocking Stuffer Caper