Radio News for Thursday January 15th 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

  • Radio One To Flip WJZZ/Atlanta. Remaining staff dismissed, new format rumored for imminent launch
  • WXRV Hires Beau Raines As PD
  • Maguire Transfers To KCSP/Kansas City As PD
  • Naftaly Gets His A&R On At RCA/Jive
  • McDowell Says FCC Isn’t Ready For DTV Transition
  • Tough Times Call For Creative Sales Thinking, Says Broker
  • Corus Entertainment’s Fiscal Q1 Radio Revs Fall 5%
  • Heine, Novak To Chair Conclave Agenda Committee
  • Scheid The Latest Columbia Casualty
  • Budget Hell Freezes Over
  • Budgets Chopped In Myrtle Beach
  • Julius Genachowski Expected To Head FCC
  • K.C. Gets Kissed, Cook To Pull Double-Dut
  • PLN Nominees Announce
  • Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Led Rock Hall Inductees
  • WMMR’s Steve MorrisonOK After Passing Out
  • Stoutermire Adds CC/Norfolk Oversight
  • First Grammy Performers Announced
  • Cutbacks Hit KGO/San Francisco
  • Erica Farber Announces Departure From R&R
  • ‘Real PPM Panelists Tell All’ Available Online
  • Hartmann Back In Madison

All Access

  • Hall Of Fame Announces The Class Of 2009
  • Report: Facebook Music Stalled By WMG
  • Webcam To Cover Music Suit
  • Sirius XM Trades Stock For Notes
  • Astral Q1 Revenues, Profit Up
  • XM Canada Q1 Revenues Rise
  • Mississippi AM Goes Silent
  • Conclave Names Agenda Committee Co-Chairs
  • McCarthy Joins ISP
  • Astros Stick With KTRH
  • O’Hayer Joins WABE/Atlanta
  • A’s Ink Spanish-Language Radio Deal
  • Lance Returns To Ann Arbor Radio
  • Podolak Retires From Iowa Football Broadcasts
  • ‘Brewed Awakening’ Offered Nationally
  • Buffalo Radio Personality, Actor Tim White Dies
  • KMXV’s Ponch Pops The Question

Radio Ink

  • Raines To PD At WXRV/Boston
  • MarketWatch Radio Celebrates Its 10th
  • On-Air Scare For WMMR’s Morrison
  • KBLV/Kansas City Goes Hot AC As KKSN
  • Ramsey To Keynote NAB Radio Luncheon
  • Apple’s Jobs Takes Health-Related Leave
  • Bartz Takes Over As Yahoo CEO
  • Greater Media, Emmis Interactive Partner
  • Affiliate Updates From Rome, Delilah, More
  • TargetSpot Signs Up Eight
  • Corus Radio Revs Fall In Q1
  • ‘PPM Panelists Tell All’ Now Available On Demand
  • NRB: Genachowski A ‘Worthy Addition’ As FCC Chairman
  • Reports: Genachowski Tapped As New FCC Chair
  • NAB, RAB Pick PR Firm For ‘Radio Heard Here’
  • Cox Sets Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release


  • Coleman Study: “Real PPM Panelists Tell All”
  • Music Industry Veteran Gary Kurfirst Passes
  • Kurfirst, manager of Talking Heads, the Ramones and many more, had died at the age of 61.
  • Slacker iPhone App Debuts
  • Greater Media Partners With Emmis Interactive
  • Keith Naftaly appointed SVP of A&R at RCA/JIVE
  • KBLV/Kansas City flips to Top 40 KKSN
  • Last.fm experienced significant growth in ’08
  • A look back at Kevin Martin’s tenure
  • Next Chairman could focus FCC on Internet issues
  • what are music fans watching on YouTube?

Inside Radio

  • No Confidence, No Deal.
  • RAB funds curriculum effort.
  • The iPod as a weapon.
  • Inside the Numbers with Mike Kinosian
  • Sign of the times: Specialist targets media.
  • Photo flap leads to Iowa exit.
  • A radio milestone for Oakland A’s.
  • PSAs look to remake King Day

Radio Business Report

  • Britney Spears challenges broadcasters
  • Economic recovery on the horizon?
  • iPhone adds Slacker capability
  • PPM panelist study online, on-demand
  • Governor goes bare for radio campaign
  • Pgh. mayor wants to drop “Ravens” from his name
  • WAMT adds Mancow
  • Sirius XM dissident demands look at books
  • Local Focus scores Home Depot…at a 35% discount
  • Arbitron sets paychecks for two CEOs
  • Appeal for King PSAs
  • Moneyman Ramsey to keynote
  • Business TalkRadio, Lifestyle TalkRadio drop year-long contracts
  • TargetSpot partners with eight groups

Radio Online

  • WXRV (92.5 The River)/Boston Hires Beau Raines as PD
  • Entercom Brings In Maguire to Program KCSP/Kansas City
  • CC/Houston Signs Astros Games For Next Four Years
  • Kizart Media Partners Teams with Spotset Radio Networks
  • Radio One Poised to Flip Smooth Jazz WJZZ-FM/Atlanta
  • Marketwatch Radio Network Marks 10th Anniversary
  • KMS to Use Pointlogic’s Compose, de Cordova Elevated
  • Coleman Insights’ PPM Study Now Available On-Demand
  • Jack Rice is exiting the noon-3pm slot at News/Talk WCCO-AM in Minneapolis
  • A number of staffers are out at Citadel’s News/Talk KGO-AM/San Francisco over budget issues

NTS Aircheck

  • Fairness And Censorship Are Not Equal
  • Dave Ramsey To Keynote NAB Radio Lunch
  • Now On iTunes: It’s Oprah!
  • Worldfocus Radio Debuts
  • Two Joans Are Better Than One


  • Production – Online with Nikki Nicole “Real 2 Reel” Talk Coming 2/2
  • News – WJZZ/Atlanta Radio One To Move or Change Formats
  • News – SIRIUS XM Radio To Offer Coverage for Historic Inauguration of Barack Obama
  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Youngtown-Warren
  • News – The Tom Joyner Morning Show Plans for a Week of Historical Radio Broadcasts from Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration
  • Insite – INAUGURAL CELEBRITY PERFORMERS Inaugural Celebrity
  • News – Julius Genachowski & The FCC: A Failure to Communicate?
  • Arbitron – Baltimore and Cleveland

All About Country

  • Dierks Bentley Fires Up The Bueweiser Shootout
  • Patty Loveless Stars On A Prairie Home Companion
  • The Conclave Sets It’s Agenda Committee
  • Chris Austin Songwriting Contest At MerleFest 2009
  • AllAboutCountry Is Here To Help
  • Pat Green & Randy Houser Take First Jägermeister Country Tour
  • Keith Urban’s Sweet Thing Video Debuts Friday On MySpace
  • Trailer Choir’s What Would You Say Moves PD’s To Add-It-Now!
  • You’ll Get Martina With Your Football This Weekend
  • What A Trip & ACM Set Up Las Vegas Packages
  • Radio Heard Here Gets A PR Firm
  • Bellamy Brothers Perform On Mike Huckabee’s Fox News Show
  • Country Thunder Gets Into New Media
  • Little Jimmy Dickens Suffers Subdural Hematoma
  • KGNC/Amarillo Gets A New GM
  • Tim McGraw Has Another Great Week Of Adds
  • Eric Church Releases Carolina March 24th
  • Country Weekly Returns To Weekly Publication
  • New Aircheck Posted In Air Talent Section
  • Clay Walker Plays Golf With The Celebs
  • Aaron Tippin Releases Overdrive February 3rd
  • Kenny Chesney Performs For 51st Grammy Awards
  • James Stroud Exports Country Music To China
  • Garth Brooks & Jennifer Nettles Sing For Obama Inauguration Event
  • Survey Sez: It’s Gas-To-Groceries As Gas Prices Fall