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Radio News for Thursday, 9/4/2008


– Updated @ 1:14 pm Eastern

Radio and Records

  • Ferrara To Leave Top Spot At HD Radio Alliance
  • NABOB Files PPM Petition With FCC
  • AHAA, Coalition File FCC Petition About PPM
  • Kraddick, Rosin Nominated As ‘President Of Radio’
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: National Contesting Debuts – 1999
  • T.I.’s ‘Like’ Still Tops On Hot 100
  • Obits: Buterbaugh, Pappas
  • FCC Warns Regulatory Fee Payers About Potential ‘Phishing’
  • Bob & Tom Enter Baltimore
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Sept. 3, 2008
  • Radio/TV Host Don Cheto Lines Up Ringtones
  • Campbell Gets Sony BMG Sr. VP Stripes
  • CHAM Stops The Rodeo, Starts Talking
  • Pugs And Kelly Get ‘Boned’
  • The Sound Makes Weekender Announcements
  • From The Throwdown To The Hoedown
  • Jones Joins HipCricket’s Hispanic Network
  • Red Zebra Throws A Tantum
  • UMG Promotes Three In Global Digital Initiatives Division
  • Great White Offers $1M In Deadly Nightclub Blaze
  • Updated: Kapugi Joins Tribune Interactive
  • Radio Reacts To Gustav
  • ‘Local Radio’ Tactics Keep Small Markets Humming, Up 1%
  • Big Apple Financier Eyed By FCC On License Transfer
  • WAMU Local ‘Morning Edition’ Host Takes On New Role
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • FCC Smacks Two Groups With Big Fines Over Public Files

    All Access

    • CC Banks May Discount Bonds Up To 30%
    • Pugs And Kelly Join The Bone/Dallas
    • Something Fishy In Milwaukee?
    • Omaha’s KOTK Drops Talk Format
    • KWLZ-F/Bend Gets FCC OK For Portland Move-In
    • WQRM Sold To Colonial Radio Group
    • Hendrix, Beatles, Elvis Memorabilia Up For Auction
    • Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Sued Over Indycar Deal
    • D.J. Buys Station In England
    • Detroit Braces For Bubbapalooza
    • Hamilton Exits Xtra Sports/San Diego
    • Billick Joins WNST/Baltimore As Partner, Host
    • Bengals Change FM Home To WEBN
    • KXIC’s Dottie Ray Show Turns 50
    • Rollins Adds A Deuce
    • Big Day For HD: Ferrara Assumes New Role, Warren Named Pres., Member Broadcasters Recommit
    • A Changing Of The Guard As Diane Warren Succeeds Peter Ferrara At HD Alliance
    • NABOB Joins Spanish Broadcasters Petitioning Against PPM, Arbitron Responds Again
    • Baltimore Gets Third Sports Station
    • Putting ‘The BJ/MJ Band’ Back Together?
    • Sammy Hagar Wants You To Care ‘Right Now’
    • More Beach Music For Myrtle Beach
    • CHAM/Hamilton Flips To Talk
    • Astral Media Radio Sales Reps Pattison’s Kelowna Pair
    • Sporting News Radio Launches Morning Show
    • Bulgaria Closes Local BBC World Service FM
    • WFOY Adds VirtualNewsCenter
    • Royals Voice Denny Matthews’ Mother Dies
    • Tribune Sets Interactive Exec. Staff
    • Lance Tidwell Exits KKWF, Search On For New PD

    FMQB

    • HD Alliance Celebrates 3 Years, Warren Replaces Ferrara As President
    • Arbitron, Groups Continue To Clash Over PPM
    • NABOB joins Spanish broadcasters in FCC petition for PPM investigation.
    • Tribune Interactive Names Content Team Members
    • Z100 Jingle Ball Partners With Stand Up To Cancer
    • Battle Heats Up For Death Row Assets

    Radio Ink

    • HD Alliance: No More HD2 Content Restrictions
    • Warren To Take Top Job At HD Alliance
    • Great White Offers $1 Million Settlement In Nightclub Fire
    • Z100 Jingle Ball Teams With Stand Up To Cancer
    • Tantum Joins Red Zebra As WTNT, WWRC PD
    • Jones Picked As GM Of HipCricket Hispanic Network
    • iBiquity: More Manufacturers Offering HD Radio Products
    • Arbitron: Groups Not Acknowledging PPM Progress
    • AHAA, SRA, Others Ask For PPM Investigation

    Inside Radio

    • New HD freedom for stations.
    • Peter Ferrara to step down as HD chief.
    • Southwest sees most auto ads.
    • Podcasting: A niche or mass media?
    • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:
    • Haywire alarms blamed on Tampa FM.
    • Someone is trying to scam stations.

    Radio Business Report

    • Obama uses radio for touchy issue
    • FCC weighs in on net. affiliation practices
    • HD Digital Radio Alliance lifts HD2 programming, commercial restrictions
    • Tribune sells CareerBuilder piece to Gannett
    • Why small markets beat big ones
    • Groups demand FCC probe of PPM
    • Four journalists arrested at GOP Convention

    Radio Online

    • HD Digital Radio Alliance Ups Diane Warren to President
    • Alliance Says Goals Achieved, Lifts HD2 Restrictions
    • The Content Factory to Syndicate ”Pro Football Weekly”
    • Jacobs Media Reveals Two More Presidents Panelists
    • HipCricket Taps Jones as GM of Hispanic Mobile Net
    • Greater Media taps Jamie Samuelsen as a local sports anchor for “Mike in the Morning Show” on Rock WRIF-FM/Detroit
    • KSWD-FM (100.3 The Sound)/Los Angeles weekender Dred Scott joins the AAA outlet fulltime (for overnights and swing)
    • Rock WVRK-FM/Columbus, GA, taps Dawn Cox for middays from WKLC-FM
    • AC WYEZ-FM/Myrtle Beach, SC, flips to Rhythmic AC
    • Regional Mexican WODR-FM (Radio Fiesta 105.3)/Fair Bluff, NC, switches to a beach music format as “Cool 105.3.”

    Billboard

    • Next U2 Album Pushed To Early 2009
    • Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200
    • Britney To Open, But Not Perform, At VMAs
    • Target Scores Aguilera Hits Album Exclusive
    • Usher Plotting ‘Ladies Only’ Concerts
    • Ben Folds Five Reuniting For MySpace Show
    • Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize

    Urbansite

    • WRBJ Adds Baisden and Coco Brother
    • WJMZ Taps Joe for a Live Show
    • Sheila Eldridge Out In Augusta
    • Radio One Cuts Keep Coming
    • Radio One
    • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville, West Palm Beach
    • Richard Nash has been appointed SVP/Urban Promotions for Capitol Music Group.

    All About Country

    • Bloomberg Reports: CC Banks could Discount Bonds Up To 30%
    • It’s New Freedom For HD Stations
    • Arbitron Promotes Claire Kummer To EVP/Chief Quality Officer
    • Arbitron Promotes Claire Kummer To EVP/Chief Quality Officer
    • CMT Gets 14 Awards For Creative Work
    • Shaw Parr’s Grabs First Affiliate For New Show
    • WGAR Is In A Jam-‘Country Jam ’08’
    • Todd Taylor To Exit KZSN
    • Jeff Bates Performs At NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
    • Montgomery Gentry & Blake Shelton Tie For MediaBase Most-Added
    • Tim & Willie Go Public On Podcast
    • Carrie Underwood Joins All-Star Cast For Stand Up To Cancer
    • Rick Huckaby Visits River Country/Peoria
    • Thompson Square Interviews With Jay Karl Jensen
    • Changes At The HD Digital Alliance
    • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Get Top Americana Adds
    • Faith Hill Offers Fans Free Downloads
    • Heather White Joins KASE/Austin’s Morning Crew
    • Where’s Taylor Swift?
    • Daniel Smith Tours Radio
    • Laura Bryna Flies High With The Air Guard
    • Blackhawk, Little Texas, & Restless Heart
    • Arbitron Responds:
    • Maurisa Halicky Onboard At Equity
    • NABOB, AHAA, SRA, Others Call For PPM Investigation

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