Radio News for Thursday November 20th 2008


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

  • Two Analysts Downgrade Arbitron.
  • Jacobs Media Introduces iPhone Radio App
  • Stevens’ Reign Comes To End
  • FCC’s Adelstein Calls For Investigation Into PPM
  • L.A. Mayor, Calle 13 Appear At Premios De La Radio
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 19, 2008
  • PD Ramirez Laid Off At KKWD
  • Ford-Owned Volvo To Make HD Radio Standard In Most 2009 Models
  • Ellcessor Named WDET GM
  • Arbitron Announces 10-Cent Quarterly Dividend
  • Arbitron’s Houston Calling Center ‘Rendered Useless’ By Hurricane Ike
  • Cumulus, CC Move To Nielsen Will Cost ARB $10M
  • McCain Named EMI Label Services VP
  • Ginsburg Leaves Lotus/Fresno
  • Westwood One Suspended From Trading On NYSE
  • It’s Knight On The Beach In Corpus Christi
  • ‘Fearless?’… How ‘Bout Peerless?
  • Updated: Budget Cuts Two From KZON
  • Ticket Punched In Louisville
  • Weiner To Share CBS/L.A. Duties With Laughlin

All Access

  • Big Three Automakers Curtail Advertising Dollars
  • Arbitron Shuts Down Houston Calling Center
  • Nielsen Cancels National Client Meeting
  • Microsoft Has A New Zune Plan
  • MySpace Music Will Debut GN’R Album
  • New Fray CD Makes Unique Delivery
  • KRLA Tower Plan Draws Community Opposition
  • Ex-WRKO Host Hopkins Pleads Not Guilty
  • Michael Jackson Agrees To Court Appearance
  • Report: KVI Picks Up Miller
  • SSI’s Greenberg Releases New Book
  • Layoffs Hit WTDY/Madison
  • Marshall And Stone Exit K-News/Palm Springs
  • TalkSport Fires Host Over BNP Membership

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron To Pay Dividend, Stock Slips 24%
  • Radio Gets iPhone App
  • HD Radio Standard In 2009 Volvos
  • WTOP Launches Custom Commute Traffic Cameras
  • Urban Affairs Host Robert Mark Joins CRN Lineup
  • Arbitron Downgraded To ‘Neutral’
  • Arbitron Not Giving Up In Nielsen Markets


  • FCC’s Adelstein Asks For PPM Probe
  • Eastlan: Nielsen Ratings Will Mean More Radio Jobs Lost
  • Jacobs Media Announces “Killer iPhone App” For Radio
  • Westwood One delisted from the NYSE
  • Sid McCain appointed VP of Label Services for EMI Music North America
  • HD Radio becomes standard on 2009 Volvos
  • Arbitron vows to fight Nielsen
  • Sirius XM stock can go to zero
  • Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy
  • Is Nickelback’s Dark Horse worth $4?
  • Topspin calls Byrne/Eno album model a success

Inside Radio

  • Advertisers seek “unified” web radio.
  • Nielsen to double-up some markets.
  • Cox Radio cuts in Hawaii.
  • Network radio misses auto cuts.
  • Houston call center is closed for good.
  • WTOP’s traffic gets personal.
  • iPhone gets new radio app.
  • Volvo makes HD Radio standard.

Radio Business Report

  • Wall Street dumps Arbitron’s stock
  • Clear Channel still pushing for bigger local cap
  • Nielsen radio ratings service begins test next month
  • Arbitron vows to fight Nielsen head-to-head
  • Nielsen jumps into radio measurement
  • Huckabee considering 2012 run for president
  • HD Radio wins iLounge’s Next Generation Poll
  • Jacobs Media debuts “Killer iPhone App”
  • Radiocadena Univision launches “Directo al Blanco”
  • The Dan Patrick Show takes one Dan Nation winner to paradise
  • Automaker makes HD standard equipment
  • Arbitron vs. Nielsen on recruiting

Radio Online

  • HD Radio Becomes Standard Equipment for 2009 Volvos
  • Jacobs Media Announces ”Killer iPhone App” For Radio
  • Mike Ginsburg Exits Lotus/Fresno as General Manager
  • Clear Channel Spends $1.1 Million in Q3 Lobbying Efforts
  • Arbitron Board Announces 10 Cent Quarterly Dividend
  • Nashville to Host 21st Annual Morning Show Boot Camp
  • WEEI Parttime Sports Anchor Charged in DUI Death
  • KKWD-FM (WiLD 104.9) in Oklahoma City PD/afternoon personality Ronnie Ramirez is out in a downsizing move.
  • Talk WTDY-AM and Country WWQM-FM (Q106) anchor Pam Jahnke has been elected President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.
  • Jackie Morales exits middays at Rhythmic CHR KZON-FM (101.5 Jamz)/Phoenix

NTS Aircheck

  • Lawmaker, Journalist Rip Rush
  • Longtime Don Imus sidekick and news anchor Charles McCord new duties
  • Women Inside The Campaign Trail
  • AP Restructures Regional Coverage
  • ESPN Gets BCS
  • WTOP Debuts Custom Commute
  • Nielsen Returns To Radio Ratings
  • A Step Back To The 1960s


  • Arbitron – Charlotte, Orlando and Miami
  • News – Common & E-93 Savannah
  • Arbitron – Buffalo and Tampa

All About Country

  • Detroit’s Big Three Automakers Slash Ad Money
  • Will Reba Be Back On Broadway?
  • Denean Workman Prepares For The Christmas Season
  • Six Markets Gets Fall Phase I Trends Today
  • Two Rawlco Stations Add SK, Big River Transmitters
  • Arbitron Gets Downgraded, Pays Dividend as Stock Slides 24%
  • iPhone Now Has Radio App
  • Toby Keith Is All Over Holiday Cable TV
  • Dow Drops Its Drawers Due To Auto Makers’ Troubles
  • Rascal Flatts Holiday Radio Special Now Available
  • Taylor Swift Sits Down With Blair Garner
  • Broadcast Stocks Aren’t Alone In Stock Market Tumble
  • Sally Williams Becomes Ryman GM
  • Toby Keith Visits WXTU/Philadelphia
  • Taylor Swift’s Fearless Goes Gold First Week Out
  • Senator Hank Williams, Jr?
  • Clint Black Sues Manager Over Equity Music Group
  • Wall Street Journal: Why Country Music Survived & Thrived
  • Stephen Dale Gets Country Weekly Feature
  • Pam Tillis Visits Wounded Veterans At Walter Reed Today
  • FCC Commissioner Wants To Investigate PPM