Radio News for Thursday December 11th 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

  • MMTC, NAB Want HD Radio On Satellite Receivers Groups have petitioned the FCC
  • National Public Radio Feeling The Pinch
  • Court Clears Tribune For Chapter 11
  • RADAR 99 Says Radio Listening Is Up
  • Powers Joins Broadcast Partners
  • McKnight Slated For Weekly TV Show
  • Maness In At IDJMG
  • West Takes Two In Pensacola
  • Greenhut Joins iBiquity In Sales Role
  • Ongaro To Model Legal Briefs
  • Charlie Will Walk As Epic President
  • Tanner Arrives At The Oasis
  • Greater Media Taps Brown For CE Duties In Jersey
  • WMNF’s Vicki Santa Dies
  • Britney’s ‘Circus’ Debuts Atop Album Chart
  • Committee Finds ‘Abuse Of Power’ At Martin’s FCC
  • Kage Upped To PD At KQKS
  • Cruise In PD Control At U92
  • Media Analyst Jim Boyle Is Latest Victim Of Wall Street Cuts

All Access

  • Report: Sony BMG Settles FTC Suit Over Kids’ Info
  • Sirius XM Shareholder Suit Temporarily Bounced
  • Two Translator Deals Hit FCC
  • Toledo Host Stabbed In Road Rage Incident
  • Station Loses Appeal Of $500 Contest Award
  • NetMix, Perry Ink Marketing Pact
  • Jere Sullivan Passes Away
  • McKnight To Host TV Variety Show
  • Texas Tech Closes Student Station
  • Report: WRKO Gives Finneran Another Year
  • S.D. Stations In Court Over High School Sports Rights
  • McKoy Out At Wow-FM/Des Moines
  • Rojas Exits Texas Rangers For MLB Network Job
  • Indy’s Oldies 101.9 Grants Christmas Wishes
  • RADAR 99: Radio Listening Up
  • Menendez, Salazar Want FCC Probe Of PPM
  • NPR Cuts 7% Of Staff, Cancels Two Shows
  • CBS’ Moonves Talks Radio, Dividends, TV Future At UBS Conference
  • Magna Forecasts Lower Ad Spending
  • TargetSpot, Slacker Ink Ad Sales Deal
  • Analyst Boyle Exits CL King

Radio Ink

  • ESPN Radio Seeks FM Home In NYC
  • NPR Deals With Difficult Economic Forces
  • Top 10 Trouble For Karmazin
  • MMTC Petitions FCC Re: SDARS
  • Radio Listening Approaches Quarter Billion Mark
  • Ex-DJ Dies After Being Tased
  • iBiquity Digital Names Greenhut Director, US Broadcast Sales
  • Tanner Finds Afternoon ‘Oasis’


  • RADAR 99: Over 234 Million Listen To Radio Weekly
  • Senators Asks For PPM Investigation
  • John E. Kage named PD at KQKS/Denver
  • NPR announces cutbacks
  • Universities considering music fees
  • no new DRM-free iTunes news
  • EMI requires steady holiday sales
  • media preps for tough 2009
  • Investigation Finds “Abuses Of Power” At FCC

Inside Radio

  • CBS sale may be a two-part affair.
  • H&R Block commits to spending.
  • Christmas music stays consistent.
  • Jingle bell rockin’ is still the rave.
  • Emmis gets twice the love.
  • Radio’s audience hits 234 million.
  • Blagojevich gives radio a boost.
  • Judge clears Tribune cash infusion.

Radio Business Report

  • Sirius XM shareholder suit nixed…for now
  • Business will get better by the spring
  • No rush to sell CBS Radio stations
  • MMTC wants satellite to make room for terrestrial
  • Tanner takes Oasis’ afternoon drive
  • NPR cutting costs and staff
  • Fox chooses Motorola for transition to all HD
  • New Remix Top 40 from Hollywood Hamilton
  • Dial Global mourns the loss of Steve Young
  • María Antonieta Collins launches syndicated show
  • Russ Martin fired from Live 105.3 after flip

Radio Online

  • Senators Menendez, Ken Salazar Urge FCC to Probe PPM
  • RADAR 99: Radio Reaches More Than 234 Million Weekly
  • Report: ESPN in Talks with Emmis to Acquire FM Outlet
  • Greenhut Joins iBiquity’s Business Development Team
  • Sovereign City adds Mike Tanner as afternoon host
  • HBO’s “Entourage” co-star Jerry Ferrara will join Fox Sports Radio’s “Fox GameTime Live”
  • AC WWFS-FM (Fresh 102.7)/New York’s Robin Marshall adds 10am-4pm on co-owned AC WLTI
  • Active Rock KUFO-FM/Portland afternoon host Marconi exits
  • Greater Media taps Dave Brown as the new Chief Engineer at WMTR-AM
  • Joey Baggz joins KTPK-FM (Country Legends 106.9)/Topeka, KS, as a programming assistant.

NTS Aircheck

  • “Turtle” Joins FOX Sports Radio
  • Mike And Mike Spearhead Toys For Tots
  • Steel City News/Talker KDKA/Pittsburgh will simulcast on the HD3 channels
  • Lucas & Lepay Join WTSO/Madison
  • Coleman Insights will offer a free webinar presentation
  • Kyl Speaks Out On Fairness


  • News – Karen Vaughn Exits Hot 105 Miami
  • Airchecks – Big Mo, 102 Jamz, Greenboro NC
  • News – WTLZ’s PD Eugene Brown Exits

All About Country

  • Zell Tells What went wrong at Tribune To CNBC
  • Oak Ridge Boys Brought Some Cheer To Automakers In Janesville, WI
  • Megan Munroe’s ONE MORE BROKEN STRING Set For Nationwide Launch In February
  • Arbitron Delivery Of Fall Phase II Continues Today
  • Miss 103/Jackson Raises $650,000 in ’08 St. Jude Campaign
  • Kristy Lee Cook Leaves Arista Nashville
  • Cumulus Exercises Non-Compete In Topeka
  • Yangaroo, Micropower Integrate DMDS And Powergold
  • WYYD/Roanoke’s 12-Days Of Christmas
  • Hear Something Juicy?
  • Patty Loveless Earns Two Grammy Nominations
  • An Early Christmas For Whitney Duncan Fans
  • CRS-40 Early-Bird Registration Ends Monday
  • New Aircheck Posted In The AAC Air Talent Section
  • Colgate Country Showdown Down To 5 Finalists
  • Kenny Chesney Launches Sun City Carnival Tour
  • Taylor Swift Continues To Dominate COUNTRY Sound Scan
  • WGZR/Savannah Builds Gingerbread Trailer Park
  • Keep Everybody In Your Loop
  • Kenn McCloud Returns To Work
  • New General Sales Manager For WXTU/Philadelphia