Radio News for Thursday January 22nd 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

  • Mays Brothers’ Base Salaries Cut To $500K. 2009 bonus ranges from zero to $4 million
  • Sirius XM Rates To Jump
  • MMTC Pushes FCC For Diversity, Structural Reform
  • CC Cutting 1,850 Jobs, 9% Of Workforce
  • Martin Sends Bombastic Letter To Capitol Hill
  • WMG Sets Annual Meeting For Feb. 23
  • National College Radio Broadcasting Conference Coming To NYC In March
  • Parents TV Council Protests Britney Song
  • WRNB Undergoes A Change
  • Ingraham’s Affiliates And Re-Feed
  • Fox Sports Radio Makes Changes
  • Las Vegas Rooms At Deep Discount For NAB2009 Show
  • MusicMaster Offers Free Training For Displaced PDs & MDs
  • WDFN/Detroit Update

All Access

  • Mark, Randall Mays Take Pay Cuts
  • FCC’s Kevin Martin Denies Abusing Power
  • What To Do When You Get Fired
  • Mediabase Reaches Out To Displaced Industry Friends
  • Oscar Nominations Announced
  • Macquarie Radio CEO Clark Plans Exit
  • WTSH Gets FCC OK For Power Boost
  • Price For WCIN: $600K
  • Changes At The iTunes Store
  • Pandora Tries Ads Again
  • 50 Spacial Radio Bailouts, Worth Up To $75,000 Each Offered
  • Jamie White Returns To L.A.?
  • Schilling Expands Role At WEEI
  • Report: Braves Ink Powell For Radio
  • KJR, KHHO Make Changes
  • CFRB Promotes With Prostitutes
  • Kramer’s ‘Big Dumb Fun Show” Rocks On Like An ‘Alpha Dog’

Radio Ink

  • Mays Brothers’ Salaries Cut
  • RAB, NAB Report On ‘Radio Heard Here’
  • Local Media Covers Clear Channel Cuts
  • MusicMaster Offers Free Training For Displaced PDs, MDs
  • Mays: 1,850 Jobs Eliminated
  • CCR’s Hogan: ‘A Difficult Day’
  • Specialty Hosts Move Online With Indie 103.1
  • Tribune Adds Hundemer As SVP/Engineering
  • TRN’s Ingraham Adds Daily Refeed
  • Woolery Joins SSI Lineup
  • Kizart Media Partners Teams With Spotset
  • Newcap Calls Off 12-Station Deal
  • MMTC Details Legislative Agenda
  • Google Gets Out Of The Newspaper Biz


  • A Letter From John Hogan
  • More Clear Channel Cuts Emerge
  • Indie 103.1 Stays Alive Online
  • Big Mama moves to mornings at WXKB
  • Laura Ingraham adds 20 new affiliates
  • Clear Channel Confirms 9% Cut In Workforce

Inside Radio

  • A re-engineering two years in the making.
  • Clear Channel cuts executive pay.
  • Downturn lifts remnant ads.
  • Internet radio may “reinvent” radio.
  • White House hints at media plans.
  • Survey: Radio less influential.
  • A double-dose of Laura Ingraham.
  • Game show host comes to radio.
  • Activists say Spears song is indecent.

Radio Business Report

  • Mays brothers take pay cut
  • Laura Ingraham adds 20
  • Beasley’s “Big Mama” moves to mornings
  • Another radio group downgraded by Moody’s
  • Clear Channel issues 1,850 pink slips
  • Wanted by the FBI: Radio One
  • Entravision brings “El Gato” to LA; keeps Indie online, in tact
  • Utah Public Radio goes HD with new Jampro antenna
  • The National Automotive Roundtable
  • NY Times looks at digital radio in Europe

Radio Online

  • CC’s Mays Brothers Reduce Base Salaries to $500K
  • Radio One Flips WRNB/Philadelphia to Urban Adult
  • SSI Signs to Syndicate ”The Chuck Woolery Show”
  • MMTC Releases Media/Telecom Diversity Proposals
  • Former Toledo Air Personality Neff Charged with DUI
  • Beasley’s Southwest Florida cluster moves air personality “Big Mama”
  • Classic Rock KDBN-FM (93.3 The Bone)/Dallas Promotions Director Julie Garcia exits
  • WEEI-AM/Boston adds 6-time All-Star and World Series hero Curt Schilling
  • Citdael/Harrisburg, PA, Production Director Chris Hamm exits
  • KLAC-AM/Los Angeles afternooners Petros Papadakis and Matt “Money” Smith join Fox Sports Radio

NTS Aircheck

  • Mail Scare At Wall Street Journal Offices
  • As The Dust Settles, The Toll Mounts
  • Ingraham Adds 20 Affiliates, Woolery Show Debuts
  • Inauguration Spikes Online Video Demand
  • Google Gives Up On Newspapers


  • News – WRNB Changes Format Direction
  • News – Corporate Pinch Squeezes WMXD Detroit’s PD Jamillah Muhammad
  • Arbitron – Kansas City, Indianapolis, Birmingham

All About Country

  • Clear Channel’s New Strategy–Radio Must Change
  • Country Thunder Tickets On ‘Lay-Away-Plan
  • Julia Burton Wakes Up With The Rooster
  • Rodney Atkins Performs For President Bush
  • Kaptain Jack Welcomes John Rich To New Jersey
  • Keith Anderson Joins Tug McGraw Foundation
  • Marty McFly Departs Cookeville’s Country Giant
  • Aspiring Country Acts Compete To Open For Little Big Town
  • Blake Shelton Joins 2009 George Strait Tour
  • Carrie Underwood Leads MediaBase Most-Added
  • Shawna Russell Completes New Video
  • Luke Bryan Honorary Chair Of National Hunting & Fishing Day
  • MusicMaster Sets Free Instructional Webinars
  • Albright & O’Malley Offer Pre-CRS Seminar
  • KSKS/Fresno Budget-Cuts Scott Stevens
  • Tony Furtado’s Deep Water Is Americana’s Most-Added
  • Sun City Carnival Tour Selling Tickets Now!
  • Richie Fields Assembles Management/ Production Team