Radio News for Thursday 10-30-2008

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

  • FCC Investigates Lawsuit’s Payola Claim. Letters sent to Latin stations suspected of receiving spin payments
  • Budget Axe Swings Through Emmis/Chicago
  • Riley Takes Over Ben, Gosselin Gets Now In Philly
  • CBS Radio Q3 Revenues Fall 12%
  • Smyth Named Chairman Of Greater Media
  • Arbitron Executives’ Stock Sales Eyed By Cuomo
  • Updated: Richards Exits CC/San Diego
  • Saurer Replaces Donahoe At Millennium Radio Group
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 29, 2008
  • Presidential Ad Buys Increase In Hispanic Radio
  • Sharp Cut At The Bone
  • Next Stop: Music World For Pokora-Sadowsky
  • Sony BMG Loses $57 Million In Fiscal Q2
  • RealNetworks’ Q3 Music Revenues Up
  • FCC Clears Way For D.C. To Get New 50kw AM Signal
  • Hastings Launches ghhManagement
  • Budget Cuts Claim Watson

All Access

  • Greater Media Changes PDs At Ben-FM And Now 97.5
  • WSJ: Cuomo Probes Stock Sales at Arbitron
  • CBS Posts $12.5 Billion Loss With Write-Down
  • Cumulus Cuts Sharp In San Francisco, Watson In SoCal
  • CBS Posts $12.5 Billion Loss With Write-Down
  • Perhaps iPods Aren’t Replacing Radio
  • Harvard Prof Fights RIAA’s Tactics
  • Astral Media Revenues Rise, Profits Flat For Fiscal Q4
  • Meredith Posts Declines For Fiscal Q1
  • Laser Sells Five U.K. Stations
  • Bankruptcy Trustee Tries To Revive Reno License
  • S.C. Sports Talker Arrested For Credit Card Fraud
  • Sirius XM Launches Led Zeppelin Channel
  • Gregory M. Olley Dead At 55

Radio Ink

  • Smyth Named Chairman At Greater Media
  • Hastings Forms Management Company
  • Hastings Forms Management Company
  • War Of The Worlds: 70th Anniversary
  • Report: Cuomo Looking Into Arbitron Execs’ Stock Sales
  • Final Call For ’09 MIW Mentoring Candidates
  • Final Call For ’09 MIW Mentoring Candidates
  • Clear Channel Sees Big Political Spending


  • Peter Smyth Adds Chairman Title At Greater Media
  • WXPN/FMQB Announce 2009 NON-COMMvention
  • Sony Takes Quarterly Hit As Profits Plunge
  • Performers weigh in on FCC/”white space” debate
  • NY AG investigating Arbitron stock sales
  • Karmazin interview on Autoline
  • Jim Cramer: Citadel Is In “Great Shape”
  • Hollywood braces for end of Kevin Martin era

Inside Radio

  • Slowdown kinder to small markets.
  • Thanks to Obama, political revenue doubles.
  • CBS pulls Interep complaint.
  • Saurer returns to Millennium.
  • Host busted for using station credit card.
  • Sirius XM swaps more shares for debt.
  • Report: Bonaduce to Philly.
  • Radio marks landmark today.
  • Top jobs – updated daily.

Radio Business Report

  • SBS wants clarity on Interep
  • Analyst: Sirius XM still overpriced
  • Trustee believes Interep has value
  • Cuomo investigating insider sales
  • Zune signs with Univision
  • WCBS Newsradio covers the NYC Marathon, Presidential Campaign
  • Federal judge kicks PPM fight to state court
  • Assessing the Interep impact
  • Smulyan salute raises cash
  • Google, WPP launch marketing research awards program
  • Emmis gets a Moody’s downgrade

Radio Online

  • Peter Smyth Named Chairman of Greater Media Board
  • NY AG Cuomo Probes Stock Sales by Arbitron Executives
  • CC Seeks New Holiday Tunes From Unsigned Songwriters
  • Cumulus Cuts Continue, Larry Sharp Out as KSAN PD
  • Jim Richards Exits Clear Channel/San Diego as VP/P
  • Clear Channel, Cleveland Browns Extend Radio Deal
  • Donahoe Resigns as Millennium Radio President/CEO
  • National Political Spending on CCR Up 98% Over 2006
  • Charges Dropped Against WIBT’s Cubby for Bus Stunt
  • Horizon Navigation Integrates CCTTN into Software

NTS Aircheck

  • An FM For KGO/San Francisco?
  • Cuomo Vs. Arbitron: It’s Getting Ugly
  • “Interep: What’s Happening And Where Do We Go From Here?”
  • Cleveland-based Envision Radio Networks is moving to new headquarters.


  • News – Obama Infomercial (Video)
  • Jobs – Got Work? Need Work or Looking?
  • News – Mo’Nique Show Out At KDAY

All About Country

  • Cuomo Investigates 7 Arbitron Exec’s Stock Sales
  • James McMurtry Gives Away Song In Time For Elections
  • Charlie Allen Visits Cat Country/Providence
  • Crickets Inducted Into Musicians HOF
  • CMT Poll Names Country Artists Most Qualified for Oval Office
  • Zac Brown Band Has Album On The Way
  • New Keith Urban Single Due Monday
  • Peter Smyth Now Chairman Of Greater Media Board
  • Music City Walk Of Fame Inducts 7
  • WBR Nashville Launches A&R Team Online
  • Beer For My Horses Premieres On CMT Sunday
  • Curb’s Adrian Michaels Rear-Ended By Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney
  • Sony Suffers a 72% Quarterly Loss