Radio News for Thursday Feburary 5th 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

  • Performance Royalties Bills Reintroduced
  • Performance-Fee Bills Win Wide Support From Artist Groups
  • Greenwald Upped At Atlantic
  • Live Nation, CBS Radio Partner For Live Events
  • Jeffries To Program KBIG/L.A.
  • Walk Hits The Ground Running
  • DTV Transition Delayed To June 12
  • Arbitron Gives Top 10 PPM Markets ‘Feet On The Street’ Compliance Program
  • Analysis: Potential Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger
  • RCA Music Group Promotes Seviour
  • McVay New Media, Triton Digital Bring Training And Technology Together
  • Cuts At Bloomberg Radio And TV
  • Pollnow Heads North For NRG Media
  • House FM, Praise 88.7 Launch iPhoe App
  • Cox Renews With Metro Traffic In Atlanta
  • Marsh Out At Salem
  • Obit: Eddie Schwarz
  • Beasley Staffers Get 5% Pay Cut
  • What’s Really Happening In Atlanta
  • Daschle’s Demise Dashes Adelstein’s FCC Departure
  • WWRC Decides Obama Is So Money
  • Disney Fails To Meet Street Expectations
  • SSI Taps Plesser As VP Of Nat’l Sales
  • Tom Kent Grows Like Godzilla

All Access

  • Is Sirius In EchoStar’s Crosshairs?
  • WMG Reports Q1 Financials
  • List Of Madoff Victims Includes Some In Entertainment Biz
  • Fans Concerned About Possible Miami Flip
  • New N.H. Senator A Former Radio Station Owner
  • Saga Stock Moves To NYSE Alternext
  • Pennsylvania LPFM Changes Hands
  • WAFC Florida Flip: Country To Regional Mexican
  • Newhart Named To NAB Hall Of Fame
  • WIFE/WNAP Rock & Roll Radio Reunion Set
  • Bulls And Bears From Duff
  • Son Wants Big Bopper In Hall Of Fame
  • Travelers Return To KARN
  • Cramps Leader Lux Interior Dies At 60
  • Former CBC Anchor Russ Germain Dies

Radio Ink

  • Convergence ’09 Pre-Registration Exceeds ’08 Attendance
  • Royalties Legislation Introduced
  • Arbitron Puts ‘Feet On The Street’ For In-Person PPM Training
  • Jeffries Named KBIG/Los Angeles PD
  • Plesser Joins SSI As VP
  • Beasley Cuts Pay For All Staff
  • Sunkel Tapped As Dir./Nat’l Sales For ESPN O&Os
  • Cox/Atlanta Re-Ups With Metro Traffic
  • Envision To Launch Cablight Girls Radio
  • Triton Partners With McVay New Media
  • Democrats Launch Radio Ads Critical Of Republicans Who Opposed Stimulus Plan
  • Morris Gets More Time On Loan
  • Envision Debuts Rockin’ ’70s
  • Thornton Joins Tribune Interactive As CFO
  • Robert Scoble Joins Convergence ’09 Lineup


  • Return Of The Performance Rights Act
  • NAB Calls Performance Rights Act A “Record Label Bailout”
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger?
  • Arbitron Pounds The Pavement For PPM
  • Charlie Walk Launches Entertainment Company
  • Beasley cuts back salaries
  • Andrew Jeffries named PD at KBIG (104.3 MYfm)/Los Angeles
  • Jonesy’s Jukebox runs out of nickels,
  • the fall and rise of Eminem
  • is Google CEO the next music maven?
  • Harvard Law vs. the RIAA

Inside Radio

  • Downsize? Some groups add AEs.
  • Brother, can you spare 50,000 dimes?
  • FRA: 125,000 jobs would be lost.
  • Arbitron to knock on more doors.
  • Ratings update: Chicago
  • Saga’s new address: The Alternext.
  • Triton, McVay form alliance.
  • Bain: Private equity an answer.
  • Univision seeks homecoming.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance royalties about to hit the Hill
  • Morris gets some breathing room
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster expected to merge
  • Triton Digital partners with McVay New Media
  • Arbitron puts more “Feet on the Street”
  • Traffic merger across the pond
  • Corus partners with StreamTheWorld
  • Thumbs up for Cox Radio
  • Nader asks Limbaugh for a rent check

Radio Online

  • Jeffries Appointed PD of KBIG (104.3 MYfm)/Los Angeles
  • Bill Seeks to Levy Royalties on Local Radio for Airplay
  • Arbitron Launches ”Feet on the Street” to Boost PPM
  • Triton, McVay New Media Ink Digital Services Partnership
  • Chicago Radio Personality Eddie Schwartz Dies at 62
  • Tom Kent announced he would be joining the ABC Radio Networks
  • KBBY (B95.1)/Oxnard-Ventura midday host Keli Reynolds and afternooner Scott Alexander are both out
  • Westwood One’s Metro Traffic inks a multi-year renewal with Cox Radio’s cluster in Atlanta
  • WFFH-FM (94 FM The Fish)/Nashville Director/PR & Promotions Dick Marsh exits
  • WXLT-FM (103.5 Jack FM)/Marion-Carbondale, IL, flips to Sports

NTS Aircheck

  • Move Over Blago, Drew’s Back
  • It’s A Treat To Beat Your Feet
  • Meet Me In St. Louis
  • A Plesser To Meet You
  • More Fall Arbitron Kudos


  • WDAS FM Will Honor Community Heroes with the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Medal
  • Arbitron – 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic
  • News – On The Ven
  • News – Former V-103 DJ Porsche Foxx: I Ain’t In It

All About Country

  • Tom Baldrica Provides Sony Music Additional Oversight
  • 98.1 The Bull/Lexington Gets Face-Time With Rascal Flatts
  • Cherry Heart Gets Publishing On Many COUNTRY Hits
  • The Roys Get Deeply Into NASCAR
  • Rob Dalton’s Dad Passes
  • Amando Orlando Departs WUBE/Cincinnati Morning Show
  • NAB To Congress: Oppose Record Label Bailout Bill
  • KIZN/Boise Celebrates With A Kissin’ Conference Room Concert
  • Dianne Petty Remembered At Bluebird Concert
  • WGH/Norfolk’s Karen West Write Book About Big Dummies
  • Something New: Fans Vote For ACM’s Top New Artists
  • 3 Added To Country Music Hall Of Fame
  • Fred Jacobs: Save Some Concern For Those Still Working
  • It’s Official: Shotgun Takes Denver’s Wolf
  • Andy Griggs Debuts On Chris Conn’s National Show
  • Toby Keith Recognized By Military Officers Association
  • Canadian Association Of Broadcasters Cancel Convention