Radio News for Thrusday December 18th 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

  • USRN, Clark & Bryan Join Forces ‘Dick Clark Presents Rewind With Gary Bryan’ to launch next month
  • No Christmas Lull For Groups Warring Over Performance Royalties
  • Baker Returns To Boston
  • Robinson Named WARH PD
  • Cumulus/Indy Hit By Morning Show, PD Changes
  • WIRK Seeks Alternative Method
  • Little Gets Big Promotion
  • Kerr Leaving PMG
  • N.Y. May Tax Pics, Pay TV, Downloads
  • Eastlan To Provide Ratings Data For Convergent/Corpus Christi
  • What The Blank? It’s ‘A Day Without The RAB’
  • Recording Academy To Honor Blue Note
  • Lindemann Named BE VP Of Engineering
  • EMI Unveils New ‘Learning Lab’ Site
  • Mason Named VP/Digital Media For CBS/N.Y.
  • Nielsen Completes Pilot Study For Radio Service
  • Changes At CBS/Chicago
  • Karson & Kennedy Reunite In Beantown
  • Sirius XM Resurrects Backspin, The Strobe

All Access

  • Research Says Detroit Needs To Spend More At Radio
  • Media Monitors: 2008’s Biggest Radio Advertisers
  • Sirius XM Shareholder Meeting Set For Today
  • Akon Admits Throwing Fan Off Stage
  • Feniger Joins McGavren Guild As SVP/Network Sales
  • As Chicago Radio Turns
  • Was Show Cancelled Over Politics?
  • Ed Walker Dons Apron, Rings Bell
  • 97X Launches ‘Give A Toy’ Promotion
  • Chris Clayton Heads To Cable
  • Equity Music Group Shutters It’s Doors
  • Fox News: Sony To Find New Role For Rick Rubin?
  • Fisher Management Takes Voluntary Pay Cuts
  • Tom Baker Named Market Mgr. At Greater Media/Boston

Radio Ink

  • Eastlan To Add Corpus Christi, TX, In ’09
  • WLS Makes It Official: Shomper PD
  • KGO ‘Believes’ In Brightening The Holidays
  • Bayliss Appeals To Industry For Continued Support
  • USRN Merges Dick Clark, Gary Bryan Shows
  • Robinson Tapped As PD At WARH/St. Louis
  • Entravision Gets NYSE Warning
  • Lindemann Joins BE As VP/Engineering
  • Baker Heads Greater Media/Boston


  • Interscope Is Airplay Champ For 2008
  • Interscope Geffen A&M scored 13.6 percent of all radio airplay in 2008, making it #1 Imagine “A Day Without RAB”
  • Interactive EMI Web Site Gets Beta Launch
  • Mark Mason Named VP/Digital Media For CBS Radio-New York
  • Karson & Kennedy take mornings at WBMX/Boston
  • NY considers taxing iTunes downloads
  • Judge postpones RIAA hearing
  • GNR & Best Buy: what happened?
  • Will Obama’s FCC lighten up?

Inside Radio

  • The holiday party lives!
  • It’s still the season to be jolly.
  • Radio’s the top advertiser for 2008.
  • Cops: Owner sold radio ads and drugs.
  • Tax change hit iPods, satellite radio.
  • Study: Consumers connect through radio.
  • Redstone gets reprieve.
  • Entravision joins a not-so-exclusive club.

Radio Business Report

  • Granite State goes digital
  • Dick Clark and Gary Bryan merge shows
  • FCC disrupts Johnstown PA deal
  • Westwood One, Fox News Radio vying for O’Reilly affiliates
  • Blockbuster: CBS/CCBI swapfest

Radio Online

  • Dick Clark’s Rock, Roll & Remember Merges with Rewind
  • Bonneville Taps Kevin Robinson as PD of WARH/St. Louis
  • Baker Named Market Manager of Greater/Media Boston
  • Entravision Gets Delisting Notice from NYSE Over Price
  • HD Radio Alliance Tops 2008 as #1 Radio Advertiser
  • Eastlan Ratings to Measure Corpus Christi TX in 2009
  • CBS Radio taps Karson & Kennedy to replace John Lander in mornings at Hot AC WBMX-FM (Mix 98-5)/Boston
  • Pollack Media Group VP/New Media Jim Kerr will exit on December 31
  • Hot AC WKZY-FM/Gainesville-Ocala Imaging Director and midday personality Kevin “McKay” Mangan is upped to PD/morning host.
  • CHR KHOP-FM/Modesto, CA, night host and Music Director Orphan Andrew is out over budget cuts.

NTS Aircheck

  • Baker’s Back In Boston
  • CBS Radio Digitizes Mark Mason
  • Thank The Lord For The Nightime
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Searching For Holiday Tunes?
  • Rush Responds To Colin Powell


  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati
  • News – Courtney Hicks Needs Prayers
  • Arbitron – Cleveland, Baltimore Fall Phase II Arbitrend
  • News – WHUR Fights Hunger
  • News – Troy & Marc Off the Mic Launching Today Online

All About Country

  • Entravision Gets ‘The Letter’ From NYSE
  • Keni Thomas Releases Powerful Christmas Song
  • Arbitron Releases More Fall Phase II Results Today
  • Mindy McCready In Apparent Suicide Attempt
  • Taylor Swift Sells Over 5-Million Units
  • Lady Antebellum Plays NBC’s Today Christmas Eve
  • Look Out Arbitron–Here Comes Nielsen
  • Carrie & Martina Rockin’ Around The Opry Tree
  • WKLB/Boston Gets Baker For Market Manager
  • New PD At WIRK/West Palm Beach
  • Chris LeDoux’s Western Underground Releases New Single