Radio News for Thursday Feburary 12th 2009

Radio Headlines:

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

  • Report: Sirius XM In Talks With Liberty Media. Could start bidding war with EchoStar
  • Analyst: ‘Radio — It’s All About The Debt’
  • Borneman Adds On WPLJ
  • NAB Grabs Obama-Made Opportunity
  • FCC Chairman Ducks Sirius XM Downfall Question
  • Report: Sirius Readying Chapter 11 Filing
  • Justice Dept. To Probe Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal
  • Tisch Watch: He Buys Another 1,500 Saga Shares
  • WDET Revamps Programming
  • Total Music Shuts Down
  • Collar To Oversee Clear Channel/Little Rock
  • Radio Helps During Ice Storms
  • CCR, ChicagoJobs.com Help Locals Find Employment Opportunities
  • Hammond Appointed Director Of National Sales At Concord
  • A Fox Is Born In Watertown
  • More Stations Join Brown Ban
  • Condolences: Robert Lipof
  • Jaguar Adds HD Radio In 2010 Models
  • Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations
  • ProTalk Goes Dark
  • Jameson Traded From AFC To NFC
  • Adriance Bids Farewell To Kraddick
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Confirmed

All Access

  • Radio Stocks Might Be Dead, But The Industry Isn’t
  • Howard Stern Still Believes In Sirius
  • Seismic Shift In Internet Age Mass
  • WBZ-A, WODS GM To Retire Says Report
  • Arb Mails Spring 09 Station Info Packets
  • CRTC Drops FM Oldies Rule In English Markets
  • Journal Comm Revs Down
  • WIAC-F/San Juan Sold
  • WNYC Exceeds Fundraising Goal
  • Matejka Upped To GM At Cherry Creek/Missoula
  • KROC’s McCray, KWWK’s Jones Among Cumulus Cuts
  • Iowa Public Radio Knocked Off Air In Eastern Iowa
  • WVKZ Goes True Oldies
  • Florida Pirate Gets Raided
  • Craig Hammond Joins Concord
  • WDSY Rewards Men Wearing Diapers
  • Von Exits WMCS
  • Talk Shows USA Picks Up More Affiliates
  • Tom Kent Adds Five

Radio Ink

  • Rehr Points Up Public Service In Letter To Obama
  • HD Radio To Come Standard In 2010 Jaguars
  • Lincoln Financial Moves To Loss In Q4
  • Sirius XM Stock Plunges On Bankruptcy Reports
  • NY Times: Sirius XM Preps For Chapter 11
  • Face The Muzak: Elevator Music Provider Files For Chapter 11
  • Borneman Adds WPLJ GM Duties
  • Salvador Named COO At Radio Campesina
  • Convergence: Scoble Talks Tech
  • ‘What Do You See That The Rest Of Us Are Blind To?’
  • Interactive-Agency Head Outlines Ad Realities
  • Become A Fluent Online Speaker
  • Meeting Advertiser Expectations Key To Multi-Platform Selling
  • ‘Never Been A Better Time To Be A Broadcaster’
  • Convergence: Social Networking’s Big Possibilities
  • Radio Nets Big Gains On ‘Net


  • Sirius XM To File For Bankruptcy?
  • Justice Dept. To Investigate Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger
  • nvestors Unsure Of CC Debt Plan
  • Jaguar adds HD Radio as standard in 2010 vehicles
  • Will Justice Dept. say No to TM-Live Nation merger?
  • big media debt headaches, is content still king?
  • Senator calls for return of Fairness Doctrine
  • If satellite radio went away…,
  • Sony Music troubles examined

Inside Radio

  • “We’ve become the Detroit of the South.”
  • We’re sold out! (on the web)
  • Mel may’ve found a “Plan C.”
  • Figenshu: An opportunity for radio.
  • Jaguar makes HD Radio standard.
  • The World Series never ends in Philly.
  • A “Real Man of Genius” exits.
  • Radio’s more bark than bite.

Radio Business Report

  • Indy reporter blasts performance fee
  • Live Nation and Ticketmaster announce merger
  • Clear Channel grabs more cash
  • Jaguar to offer HD Radio as standard
  • Report: Sirius XM readies Chapter 11
  • Maryland AG cuts “me too” PPM deal
  • CCTV apologizes for fire
  • Down quarter for Lincoln Financial
  • Arbitron lands in the Hudson River

Radio Online

  • Report: Sirius XM Radio in Talks with Liberty Media
  • Steve Borneman Adds WPLJ-FM/New York GM Duties
  • Raul Salvador Appointed COO at Radio Campesina
  • Stations Lineup to Ban Chris Brown from Airwaves
  • Clear Channel/Little Rock Ups Ron Collar to VP/GM
  • Jaguar to Offer HD Radio Standard Across 2010 Line
  • Rehr Thanks Obama for Recognizing Public Service Efforts
  • KSLY-FM (Cat Country) San Luis Obispo, CA, morning personalities Andy Morris and Chad Stevens have been laid off
  • WBLS-FM/New York ups 28-year radio veteran and Community Affairs Director, Dr. Bob Lee to overnights.
  • KURQ-FM/San Luis Obispo, CA, elevates programming assistant Natasha Prybyla to Assistant PD

NTS Aircheck

  • Harkin: “We Need The Fairness Doctrine Back”
  • “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Fairness Doctrine!”
  • Fairness? “Fuggeddaboutit!”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Real Talk About Real Estate
  • Something’s Fishy Here
  • Moore Moves To Citadel


  • Sirius XM Trying to Renegotiate Costly Deals- Is This The End of Satellite
  • Sirius XM Prepares Bankruptcy Filin
  • Chris Brown’s Alleged Assault Charges Could Cost Him His Endorsement Deals

All About Country

  • Radio Stations: Arbitron Needs Your SIP Now!
  • Suwannee River Jam Line Up Set
  • Toby’s Concert ‘Fight’ Clarified
  • Liberty Media Shows Interest In Sirius XM Radio
  • Jessica Harp Releases Her Solo Debut Single
  • Kenny Chesney Tells Playboy, ‘I’m NOT Gay’
  • Darius Rucker’s Learn To Live Goes Gold
  • Trace Adkins Lends Marketing Support To The Opry
  • Jo Dee Messina Speaks Out For Climate Change
  • WWKA/Orlando Suspends Programming Today & Tomorrow
  • ACM Names Radio’s Final Nominees
  • Jamey Johnson’s Anti-Valentines Day Cards Now Available
  • Nominees Named For 44th Annual ACM Awards