Radio News for Thursday January 8th 2009


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

  • Arbitron To Rework PPM System
  • Minority Groups Praise Cuomo’s Office For Settlement
  • Mason Looks Forward To 2009
  • Sirius XM To Debut First Interoperable Satellite Radio
  • WCRB Taps Dieterich As GM
  • Smerconish Goes National
  • Update: Súper Estrella Network Is No More
  • Moran Adds KGB PD Duties
  • KTRO-AM Exits Talk
  • Radio’s Negative 13% For 2009 ‘Too Optimistic’
  • Bubba’s Terrestrial Shows Airing On Sirius XM
  • Sulier Leads Meridian Radio, Glover Handles Sales
  • The End Of A Messy Era
  • USRN Expands N.Y. Sales Staff
  • Riviera/Vegas Ups Three
  • Media Vet Patrick Joins Triton Digital

All Access

  • December PPM Part 2: Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, And DC
  • Bill Blocking Fairness Doctrine Makes Reappearance
  • Time Warner Writes Down $25B
  • USA Today: Media Prediction Contest
  • Sirius XM (Finally) Unveils Interoperable Receiver
  • CC Trust Sells WGIP/Exeter, NH
  • Entravision Converting Stations To ‘Jose’
  • Bobby Flay Cooks Up Sirius XM Show
  • WFYI Tries Movie Show On HD-2
  • LRC, Wheatley Discuss Sale Of U.K.’s Jazz FM
  • Burton Exits WXGI
  • WTKK Adds Mel Robbins Weekend Show
  • Markowski Renews With Eclectic Media Productions
  • Potesta Joins Altoona Curve, Harris Takes Jaxx Job
  • KUSC Host Gene Parrish Dies At 82

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Settles New Jersey PPM Suit
  • Mason Offers Candid View Of The Year Ahead
  • Patrick Named VP/Ops For Triton Digital Media
  • Berry Becomes VP/GM For KSPN/Los Angeles
  • Drucker, Barnes New VPs At Westwood One
  • Mary Bennett Joins Loyal Ears
  • Groups Respond To Arbitron Settlement
  • Arbitron Settles New York PPM Suit
  • Morris: No Reservations
  • CBS Radio, DG Syndicate Smerconish
  • Analyst: Radio Revs Will Fall 13 Percent In 2009. Or More.
  • Dial Global Debuts ‘Dial Global Total’ Lineup
  • Doyle Adds 20, Racing Rocks, Rome Pick Up Affiliates
  • Broadcaster Freedom Act Introduced
  • Emmis/New York Debuts iPhone App
  • Apple Changes iTunes Pricing


  • Arbitron Settles With NY AG Cuomo
  • Arbitron Also Settles New Jersey PPM Suit
  • Bubba’s New Sirius XM Deal “Better Than No Bubba At All”
  • Analyst Paints Grim Picture For ’09 Radio Revenue
  • SanDisk Designs Pre-Loaded slotRadio Music Cards
  • Booker back at K-Rock/New York
  • Rolling Stone focuses on industry innovators
  • Obama selects ex-RIAA laywer for govt. post

Inside Radio

  • October 15 is being circled in red.
  • FCC is PPM’s unresolved challenge.
  • Bonuses, higher commissions scarce.
  • Radio’s EPG to get field trial.
  • Pre-emptive strike on Fairness Doctrine.
  • Smerconish sets syndie pact.
  • Sports caller banned in Boston.
  • Fisher sells its online content division.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron settles New York & New Jersey lawsuits over PPM
  • CES: Cisco, Windows Mobile devices add RadioTime tuner
  • NABOB and SRA applaud actions by NY and NJ Attorneys General
  • HD Radio program guide project in Phase #2
  • CBS Radio, Dial Global to syndicate The Michael Smerconish Show
  • “Obama Radio Nation 2009” to air from DC
  • CBS Radio News details Inauguration coverage
  • PPM lawsuits settled
  • Retans money is good, but…
  • CES: HD Radio enters real-time traffic
  • Economy did in Sovereign City
  • New HD Radio receivers unveiled at CES

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Settles with New York Attorney General Over PPM
  • NABOB Applauds NY, NJ AG’s on Arbitron Settlement
  • Nassau Appoints Nancy Dieterich GM of WCRB/Boston
  • Shauna Moran Adds KGB/San Diego Programming Duties
  • CBS Radio, Dial Global to Syndicate Smerconish Program
  • Triton Digital Media Names Darrin Patrick VP/Operations
  • Man Charged Over Obscene Calls to WEEI-AM/Boston
  • Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Revival of Fairness Doctrine
  • Entercom’s KTRO/Portland Flips to Country Simulcast
  • Millennium Radio Group’s WJLK-FM Monmouth-Ocean promotes Justin Louis to Assistant PD

NTS Aircheck

  • CBS And Dial-Global Syndicate Smerconish
  • Arbitron Settles With NY Attorney General
  • New Jersey AG Says, “Me Too!”
  • Obama Radio Nation 2009
  • Higgins Joins USRN


  • News – Staff Changes at WPHI Philly
  • News – Arbitron signs settlement with the Attorney General of New Jersey
  • Insite – HBO Lands Obama Inaugural Rights
  • Airchecks – Jay Fresh former 107.9 WENZ Cleveland

All About Country

  • Daughter of Trace Adkins-Mackenzie Is Playin’ Around in Nashville
  • Webster & Associates PR Makes Staff Changes
  • Nashville Lifestyles’ ‘Fifth Annual Music in the City’ Featuring…
  • The Eddy Arnold Paternity Suit Is Now Sealed
  • Country Rock Newcomer Steve Richard Donates $1K To Salvation Army
  • Sulier Named Stn. Mgr., Glover GSM At URBan/Meridian Cluster
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7th, People’s Choice Winners:The Dark Knight, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts
  • Rascal Flatts Partners with People’s Choice and Tells Fans:‘
  • Arbitron’s Fall eBooks Begin Release Today Jan. 8
  • Rascal Flatts Announces New Album Info
  • How Do You See Things?
  • Phil Vassar Helps Out In His Home Town
  • Jason Michael Carroll Goes Gold
  • Montgomery Gentry Mark Their 10th Anniversary
  • New Year–New Music
  • Missing Music Row Attorney Story Takes Bizarre Twist
  • Radio Revenues To Decline 13% In 2009
  • alli Allies With Wynonna
  • Peg Broadcasting Budget-Cuts 3 Air Personalities
  • Rally Supporting Country Crossing Set For Saturday
  • Cledus Returns To His Recording Roots