Radio News for Thursday December 4th 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

  • Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Class of ’09. Winners to be announced Feb. 8, 2009
  • Martin Unlikely To Push For PPM Investigation
  • Schwartz To Lead Newly Formed Cox Media Group
  • Entercom Gets Delisting Notice From NYSE
  • ICBC Goes With Katz Media
  • CBS Cutbacks And Changes
  • Manning Peaks In Phoenix
  • Sprague Climbs The Mountain In Denver
  • Villa Takes Over BMP Austin Cluster
  • Stevens Returns To Buffalo For WJYE
  • Arbitron: November Ethnic Samples ‘Exceed Targets’
  • MJI Interactive, Radio Companion Combined Under Triton Digital Moniker
  • CBS Radio Teams With LAUNCHcast
  • Alliance Gives HD Radio A Holiday Boost, Announces HD2 Ad Contest Winners
  • Copps Talks Fairness Doctrine
  • Obit: Vince Toscano
  • Andersen Assumes Sales Role At Sony BMG
  • Pinnacle Reveals Best Testing Xmas Tunes
  • Huge Changes Atop K-Rock/New York
  • Wegmann Exits Cox Radio/Atlanta

All Access

  • Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Noms With 8, Coldplay 7
  • WOR Adds Beck
  • Clark Howard Won’t Run For Atlanta Mayor
  • Spitzer’s Off The Unemployment Line
  • Destiny Media Enrolls In Anti-Piracy Program
  • South Carolina Translator Sold
  • Hustle Has New Power Deal In Phoenix
  • New Stations Change Great Falls Dial
  • Celebs To Host Christmas Shows For U.K.’s Smooth Radio
  • Ofcom Moves To Yank KCR License
  • Stuart Dill Leaves Three Ring Projects To Open Dill Management
  • John Michael Montgomery Visits With Soldiers At Gitmo
  • Lowenkron To Call ASU-Arizona For Sports USA
  • Ciskie Exits Midwest/Duluth
  • Jon And Chris Exit 63 KIDO/Boise

Radio Ink

  • Katz Adds ICBC Broadcast Holdings
  • Odom Tapped As Cox Radio CFO
  • Arbitron Details PPM Sample Metrics
  • Cox Radio To Move Into New Cox Media Group
  • MJI, Radio Companion Brought Under Triton Digital Banner
  • Manning Named Peak/Phoenix PD
  • HD Alliance Expands Holiday Marketing
  • CBS Radio To Power Yahoo’s Launchcast
  • Entercom Gets Delisting Warning


  • CBS Radio Fuels Yahoo!’s LAUNCHcast
  • Cox Consolidates As Cox Media Group
  • Citadel & Entercom could be de-listed from NYSE
  • Seacrest in at KDWB/Minneapolis
  • CBS Is Building a Powerhouse Internet Radio Network
  • Peter Smyth on the Fairness Doctrine
  • Redstone sells off Midway Games
  • Axl Rose asks for apology from Dr. Pepper

Inside Radio

  • Auto bailout would hurt radio.
  • Cox hints at station sales.
  • Forecasting 2009: Local slows.
  • Morrison & Abraham sold.
  • Yahoo turns to CBS Radio.
  • Katz Media picks up Inner City.
  • Triton entities get re-branded.
  • A case for unmarked station vans.
  • (Yester) day the music died.

Radio Business Report

  • BIA radio forecast revised sharply downward
  • Arbitron touts over-sampling of Hispanics
  • Katz signs Inner City
  • Cancer claims Toscano
  • Transactions: 12-04-08
  • Triton Digital rebrands MJI Interactive, Radio Companion
  • e360Live.com launches ChristmasTV.com
  • CBS Radio to power Yahoo! Music’s LAUNCHcast Radio
  • McGavren Guild to be reborn
  • Ford opposes HD Radio mandates
  • Trustee nixing Interep contracts
  • McGavren Guild emerges as independent rep firm
  • Johnson outlines Urban experiment plans

Radio Online

  • Cox Radio Moves Into Newly-Formed Cox Media Group
  • Phil Manning Joins KPKX (98.7 The Peak)/Phoenix as PD
  • Cox Radio Appoints Charles Odom Chief Financial Officer
  • Stevens Returns to Buffalo as WJYE Program Director
  • Arbitron Details Sample Quality Metrics for PPM Markets
  • HD Digital Radio Alliance Expands Marketing Campaign
  • Katz Media Group to Represent ICBC Broadcast Holdings
  • CBS Radio to Power Yahoo!’s LAUNCHcast Radio
  • Villa Named Program Director at Border Media/Austin
  • Triton Re-Brands MJI Interactive, Radio Companion

NTS Aircheck

  • Cox Consolidates
  • “Jimmy V.” Exits Hedgecock Show
  • CBS Radio And Yahoo Strike A Dea
  • Public Memorial For Putnam Set
  • Tara In, Katz Out At WBT/Charlotte
  • Tyler Moody’s Moving Up
  • Tim Kelly Joins Envision
  • Lou Dobbs Bites Big Apple


  • News – Lil Wayne, Coldplay dominate Grammy nominations
  • Airchecks – Nicky Darby – Available & Looking
  • Airchecks – Ramal Brown Available & Looking
  • Arbitron – 6+ PPM New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston
  • News – WJMZ Greenville’s Black Party on “Black Friday”
  • Arbitron – Charleston SC
  • Airchecks – All The Single Fellas The Talk of The Town Morning Show @ Hot 91.1 Norfolk
  • News – Superadio Syndicates “Full Throttle Radio”
  • Arbitron – Columbia SC, Huntsville, Sherveport, Chattanooga

All About Country

  • Jewel & Friends Offer Handwritten Lyrics For Auction
  • Cox Creates Cox Media Group
  • Survey Sez: 55% Of Media Buyers Prefer PPM