Radio News for Thursday 10-9-2008

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Radio and Records

  • PPM Coalition Fires Another Rocket
  • Davis Named KZPS/Dallas PD
  • WPGC-AM: It’s A Wrap
  • Vaeth-Dubroff Joins Entercom’s Austin Family
  • 35 Pivotal Moments in R&R History: Passage Of The Telecom Act – February 1996
  • EMI Set To Launch Digital Store
  • Travis Barker Released From Hospital
  • T.I. Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 8, 2008
  • Walker Hired By Aurora Media
  • WW1 Directors Soak Up Stock While Company Talks Refinance
  • Westwood One Hits Gas Pedal On Traffic Savings
  • Grey Exits Phoenix’s Peak
  • Foo Fighters Blast McCain Use Of ‘My Hero’
  • Conclave Readies Second Webinar
  • Sinden Fires Up Promo Directors
  • iBiquity Reports HD Radio Marketplace Progress
  • Hannity Signs Multiyear Deal With Fox News
  • Radio America Syndicates Hedgecock
  • Nimene Joins Special Ops
  • McGavren Guild Radio Sales Adds Tarleton To N.Y. Team
  • EMI Set To Launch Digital Store
  • PPM’s War Of Words Ratchets Up
  • Arbitron Proclaims ‘Currency’ Status Of PPM, Despite Cuomo’s Objections
  • Arbitron Cancels PPM Call; Provides PowerPoint Presentation
  • Bond Will Do Time For His Crime
  • Hamilton Re-Ups With WKTU
  • Political Ad Spend To Hit Record
  • Mass 2 One Media Helping CBS Radio Unify Loyal Listener Clubs
  • Cornerstone Signs CCR For ‘XTrends’
  • Levin Promoted At Sony BMG
  • Spector Takes KEZO PD Title
  • New York, Meet Mr. Seacrest
  • Salem In Business In Miami
  • Jones Joins Journal/Tucson As DOS
  • Shepard Media Merges With PMW
  • B’casters Petition FCC To Reject PPM Inquiry
  • New York AG ‘Cautions’ Against Using New PPM Ratings
  • NABOB Boss: ‘Arbitron Turns PPM Issue Into Trench Warfare’
  • SBS: PPM ‘Will Severely, Irreparably Harm Media Diversity’
  • New York AG Sues Arbitron Over PPM
  • Updated: Copyright Royalty Board Issues Decision
  • Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act
  • Shiverick To Exit MJI Interactive
  • Congress Extension Won’t Benefit Royalties Bill
  • Center Stage — R&R Convention Rewind

All Access

  • EMI To Launch Online Music Service
  • NAB EVP Mike Williams To Exit Friday
  • Former Producer Sues CBS/Pittsburgh For Discrimination
  • Florida Host, Wife In Jail On Real Estate Scam Charges
  • Rob Walker Named VP/Strategic Programming At Aurora
  • Price For KTRC: $500,000
  • WPGC-A Simulcating Sister FM
  • WDAV/Charlotte Cuts Pledge Drive Short
  • Boise About To Go Wild?
  • McCoy Exits London’s Smooth Radio
  • Blake Powers Out At KONN
  • Conclave Announces Second Webinar: From A to D (Analog to Digital)
  • LSU Hoops To Air On WYPY
  • Ex-BBCer Denning Sentenced Again
  • New Jersey 101.5 Sets Senate Candidates’ Debate
  • Royals’ Matthews: (At Least) One More Year
  • Lund Joins WEEY/Keene, NH
  • Alan Jones Renews With 2GB/Sydney
  • KLUV/Dallas Adds Tom Kent


  • HD Radio Rollout Continues With New Technology
  • CBS Radio Inks Deal With Mass 2 One Media
  • David Levin promoted at Sony BMG
  • YouTube now links to digital music stores
  • Last.fm COO talks digital music
  • Supreme Court to hear FCC indecency case in November
  • Arbitron releases PPM ratings early
  • Rock Band merch for virtual bands

Radio Ink

  • PPM Coalition Calls September PPM Data ‘Inaccurate’
  • Coleman: PPM Panelists Pleased To Participate
  • WW1 Begins Metro ‘Re-Engineering’
  • Hannity Re-Ups With Fox News Channel
  • Clear Channel To Use Cornerstone’s XTrends Groupwide
  • Vaeth-Dubroff Becomes VP/Market Manager For Entercom/Austin
  • CBS Radio Partners With Triton’s Mass 2 One
  • FCC Upholds Citadel-Saga Ithaca Deal
  • Jones Named DOS For Journal/Tucson, Spector KEZO/Omaha PD

Inside Radio

  • Brokers’ phones fall quiet.
  • Radio One opposes FCC review.
  • Westwood One hunts for cash.
  • Fact-checking the PPM numbers.
  • Webcasters hopeful for royalty deal.
  • Banking woes scrap fund drive.
  • David Weiss sees his stock jump.
  • Bruce Bond heads to prison.

Radio Business Report

  • Now it’s up to the FCC to decide
  • Arbitron sues Cuomo
  • PPM Coalition says data proves problems
  • Looking at Internet radio ad options

Radio Online

  • PPM Coalition Says PPM Examples Don’t Reflect AQH
  • Clear Channel Taps Don Davis as KZPS-FM/Dallas PD
  • WKTU-FM/New York Inks Multi-Year Deal with Hamilton
  • Westwood One Begins Metro Nets Traffic Re-Engineering
  • Joel Grey Exits Bonneville’s KPKX-FM/Phoenix as PD
  • NYAG Agrees Not to Seek Restraining Order Against PPM
  • CBS Radio Signs Exclusive Deal with Mass 2 One Media
  • Entercom/Austin Names Vaeth-Dubroff VP/Market Manager
  • Former Harrisburg Morning Man Sentenced for Fraud
  • CC, Cornerstone Research Enter Group Deal for XTrends

NTS Aircheck

  • Things Are Quiet … Maybe Too Quiet
  • Hedgecock Heads To Radio America
  • Got Google Goggles?
  • Obama Outspending McCain On Media


  • News – Obama in VA
  • News – Legend Drops In On Rickey Smiley
  • News – Philly’s Kendra G “Abstinence Is Kool”
  • Airchecks – CeeOH
  • News – After The Debate!
  • Arbitron – PPM Ratings: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Riverside-San Bernadino

All About Country

  • Possum For President? Why Not?
  • Westwood One Stock Down–Re-Engineering In Place
  • No Lawsuit From Cuomo’s Office–No Press Releases From Arbitron
  • Conclave’s Next Webinar: Creating Powerful Radio From A-D
  • The Rumble On The Row Returns
  • CMT Giants: Alan Jackson Set For December 6th
  • Adam Gregory Plays For Industry/Radio VIP’s
  • Aaron Tippin: A New Fireman In Town?
  • Airplay Direct & Hollywood Music Awards Form Strategic Partnership
  • HD Radio Continues Its Consumer Roll-Out