Radio News for Thursday January 29th 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

  • KOIT Beats KGO In S.F. Holiday PPM. Thirty years of consecutive No. 1s come to an end
  • Career-Stimulus Opportunities
  • PPM Holiday ’08 In-Tab Off; 6+ Sample Target At 101%
  • Seattle Braces For Powers’ Surge
  • R&R’s Farber To Be Honored With Trailblazers Award
  • Charlotte’s WDYT Goes Dark
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 28, 2009
  • Rockefeller Slaps House Republicans For Rejecting DTV Delay
  • Copps Will Save FCC’s Really Heavy Lifting For Real Boss
  • McDowell Calls For FCC Audit
  • Orr Takes WCYQ PD Chores
  • Yangaroo’s DMDS Continues To Deliver In U.S., Canada
  • David Furth Named FCC’s Acting Homeland Security Chief
  • Tisch Grabs Saga Shares
  • Sikka Upped At NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’
  • Entercom Sets Wage Freeze
  • Maher Joins WUSF/Tampa

All Access

  • Parts Of The NY Times For Sale?
  • WDYT/Charlotte Goes Dark
  • Ice Takes Virginia AM Off Air
  • KRKO Wins Appeal In Tower Battle
  • Jacobs Media Wants Job Seekers To Be ‘Ready To Rock’
  • Station Sales: Colorado FM, Missouri CP, Arizona Translator
  • New Duties At CC/Alburquerque
  • Report: Weissbach’s Back At KVI
  • Podolak Seeks Treatment, Iowa Delays Search For New Analyst
  • MIW And RAB To Honor Erica Farber
  • Google UK’s Gillespie To Join GMG Radio
  • StreetPulse: The Boss Is #1
  • RailCats To Air On Lakeshore Public Radio

Radio Ink

  • PPM In-Tab Dips Over The Holidays
  • Copps: Restructuring Can Be Left To New Chairman
  • Democrats Launch Anti-Rush Petition
  • Furth Named Acting FCC Bureau Chief
  • McDowell Recommends FCC Audit
  • WJZZ/Atlanta Flips To Urban AC
  • Long Named TM Studios VP/GM As Graupner Retires
  • Brian McKnight Show Debuts On ABC Radio Networks
  • Hyundai Expands Commitment To HD
  • Saga Sets Date For Reverse Stock Split
  • Entravision Schedules Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Entercom Freezes Wages Companywide


  • FCC’s McDowell Asks For Audit Of Commission
  • Arbitron Releases Holiday ’08 Sample PPM Metrics
  • Hyundai increases HD Radio commitment
  • Zune revenues sink
  • Cox to test bandwith-throttling system
  • YouTube users caught in WMG fight

Inside Radio

  • Jolly Holiday Numbers
  • Most PPM metrics hold.
  • Automakers resist mandatory HD Radio in satellite receivers.
  • Hyundai ramps up its HD Radio commitment.
  • Hershey’s a sweet radio success.
  • NAB convention attendance is pacing up.
  • Ice knocks out stations in three states.
  • Rush asks listeners to overwhelm petition drive attacking him.

Radio Business Report

  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh
  • Young Broadcasting ends Nasdaq trading
  • Saga sets reverse split for Thursday trading
  • Radio involvement in DTV awareness requested
  • Now doing promotion for Rush Limbaugh:
  • Happy Holiday report for Arbitron
  • Nautel adds seven new FM models
  • Audio gremlins plague Arbitron
  • The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Rehr rarin’ to go with T-Mobile offering
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting upgrades with Jampro
  • Michael Savage beats CAIR again in court ruling
  • Cox Radio Houston signs Dean and Rog
  • Repping in Hoosierland
  • Wage freeze at Entercom
  • ABCRN launches The Brian McKnight Show
  • Competing offer for Blago

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Details Holiday 2008 PPM, 6+ In-Tabs Down 1%
  • Eric Powers to Add KBKS (Kiss FM)/Seattle PD Duties
  • Copps to Leave Restructuring for the New FCC Chairman
  • Radio One Flips Smooth Jazz WJZZ/Atlanta to Urban AC
  • Democrats Launch Anti-Rush Limbaugh Online Petition
  • Hyundai to Expands HD Radio Presence in 2011 Models
  • WAY-FM adds Steven Tuzeneu as Corporate Staff Engineer
  • WTMJ-AM /Milwaukee inks new deals with Jonathan Green & Charlie Sykes.
  • NPR promotes “Morning Edition” deputy executive producer Madhulika Sikka to executive producer
  • KHTQ-FM/Spokane PD Larry Snider exits; APD/night talent Kris “Beavis” Siebers becomes PD

NTS Aircheck

  • Rush Has Got ‘Em All Stirred Up
  • Smerconish Goes One-On-One With Musharraf
  • KABC Shuffles Lineup
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Super Week In Tampa Rolls On


  • Arbitron – PPM New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit
  • Arbitron – Charleston SC
  • News – Letter: McDowell suggests acting FCC chairman OK agency review
  • News – Greensboro NC’s WMKS 105.7 KISS FM And Ruben Studdard
  • Arbitron – Greenville-Spartenburg, Little Rock, Columbia SC, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Shreveport
  • Airchecks – C.J. Riddick 99.5 Jamz Emporia VA/Roanoke Rapids NC
  • News – Interim FCC Chief Michael Copps Takes Over ‘Demoralized’ Agency

All About Country

  • Take A Look At Taylor…
  • WKKT/Charlotte’s Ken Buckner Is Texas Bound
  • All The New Music All In One Place
  • Bucky Covington is Best-Selling Debut Album Of Class Of 2007
  • Zac Brown Gets National TV Face Time
  • Taylor Swift Takes Top Two SoundScan Sales Positions
  • Faith Hill Is Super Bowl Bound
  • Chris Michaels Leaves 1720 Entertainment
  • Paul Orr Takes WCYQ/Knoxville PD
  • Bo Reynolds Show Goes 6-Nights A Week
  • KCRS Live! Line-Up Set
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Billy Powell Passes
  • Radio’s Changing Partners
  • Fire Destroys Tammy Wynettes’ Former Home
  • Sing Along With Taylor!
  • Rebel Hearts Picks Jesse Dunn As Next Release