Radio News for Tuesday 10-28-2008

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

  • Arbitron’s Attempt To Block Cuomo Lawsuit Denied
  • Interep Gets Temporary Green Light To Continue Operations
  • Sirius XM In MLB Discussions
  • Sen. Ted Stevens Found Guilty On All Seven Counts
  • Cumulus Layoffs Come To Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 27, 2008
  • Culotta, Fennessy, Heinz Upped At CBS/Tampa
  • Beusse’s Westwood One Ouster Nets Him $2.2M
  • Westwood One Retools
  • Budget Cuts Hit Cumulus/Melbourne
  • Haze, Shindler Rise At UMG
  • Horn Returns To Radio With Premiere
  • Tyler Gets His Kix
  • Fuentes In Hot Water

All Access

  • Is A Sale Close At Interep?
  • It’s A $2+ Million Buyout From Westwood For Beusse
  • Report: Redstone In A Financial Squeeze
  • Two Exit Entravision/Sacramento
  • WalMart Relaunches Music Download Store
  • CC Takes Waco Station Back From Trust
  • Cumulus Layoffs Reach Fayetteville
  • KWMU/St. Louis Breaks Pledge Record
  • Shorter Pledge, More Money For Michigan Radio
  • Ofcom Looking Into Russell Brand Prank Call
  • Casey Acevedo Does The Texas Two Step
  • CRB Names Mike McVay To Board
  • Coyote Signs On For Another 3 Years
  • Carrie Underwood Scores Her 8th Consecutive No. 1
  • Julianne Hough To Have Surgery
  • Fitz Voted Best In Seattle
  • WLW’s Cunningham Rips, Endorses McCain
  • Cool Way To Raise Money For Troops
  • The 70’s With Cindy Barton Celebrates 10 Years
  • Donald Wayne Beckstrom Dies At 63
  • Hot 99.5’s Gillian Becomes A Bride
  • It’s Nyce To Get Married
  • It’s A Girl For BBC’s Whiley

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron: ‘We Look Forward To Defending Our Interests’
  • Court Rejects Arbitron Bid To Block PPM Suit
  • Report: Newspaper Circulation Continues To Fall
  • CBS Radio Promotes Three In Tampa
  • McVay Joins CRB Board
  • Bob & Tom TV Show Debuts Monday On WGN America
  • Mancow Back in Chicago, Adds TRN Affiliates
  • Interep ‘One Of The Great Companies’
  • Horn Joins Premiere For Music Syndication, Sales
  • Stephan Donates Station To College


  • Analyst Boyle Cuts Radio Financial Forecast
  • NY Court Denies Arbitron Attempt To Block NY AG PPM Suit
  • Promotions at CBS Radio-Washington, D.C.
  • Mancow returns in Chicago and adds more national affiliate
  • Darwin returns for mornings at WEQX
  • Lesson for labels in Front Line/Ticketmaster deal
  • CC’s IHeartRadio gains traction
  • KTU’s Goumba Johnny roasts Matt Lauer
  • Web radio revenue remains elusive

Inside Radio

  • A new deal for Interep. More to come?
  • Other reps see opportunity.
  • Thin cash cushion for Interep.
  • Cuomo’s PPM battle gets a boost.
  • Arbitron: No impact.
  • ASCAP Presents “The Mike Kinosian Interview” … Chuck Lontine
  • Political talk heats up.
  • Tracking the “Bubba Effect.”
  • Bob & Tom’s TV launch set.

Radio Business Report

  • Trustee believes Interep has value
  • Federal judge kicks PPM fight to state court
  • RBR First Alert: Interep gets a 1-week reprieve
  • Indie artists not getting airplay
  • “The Bob & Tom Show” to air on WGN America
  • Mancow returns to Chicago, adds five

Radio Online

  • Interep to Continue Operations While Seeking Asset Sale
  • Court Rejects Arbitron Attempt to Block N.Y. AG Action
  • Premiere Appoints Horn VP/Music Syndication, Sales
  • CBS Radio Promotes John Fennessy to Director/Sales
  • Bob & Tom Set for November 3 Debut on WGN America
  • Cumulus Layoffs Continue in Fayetteville, Melbourne
  • NBA Signs with Sirius XM Radio to Air Games, Playoffs
  • WXDJ/Miami Morning Co-Host Al Fuentes Arrested
  • WZEE-FM (Z104) Madison Katie Sommers Promotion Coordinator and early afternoon personality (1-4pm) is getting set to leave the snow and head south to CHR WFLZ-FM/Tampa.
  • Fox News Radio (FNR) hires Eben Brown as a New York-based general-assignment reporter.

NTS Aircheck

  • Interep Still Open … Sort Of
  • Smerconish Takes Heat For Obama Endorsement
  • Management Moves At CBS/Washington
  • Eben Brown Joins FOX News Radio
  • Bob & Tom’s Tube Debut


  • News – Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted
  • News – Jennifer Hudson’s missing nephew found.
  • New Releases – Ahmir – Yes We Can

All About Country

  • Brooks & Dunn Media Base Most-Added
  • Wilhite & Wall Celebrate 20-Years Doing Mornings
  • Aaron Tippin Continues His Rally-tour
  • CRB Welcomes Mike McVay To The Board
  • Ryan Adams Americana’s Most-Added–Again
  • Interep Still ‘On The Streets’
  • Reba’s 50 Greatest Hits Hits Stores Today
  • Lorrie Morgan Files For Bankruptcy
  • KASE/Austin’s For Breast Cancer Cure
  • Adam Gregory Doin’ What It Takes
  • Coyote Calhoun Happy To Be at WAMZ/Louisville
  • Bucky Covington Makes Chart History
  • Broadcast Stocks Shudder As Dow Dumps Again
  • Culotta & Heinz Gain CBS/Tampa /Cluster Management
  • Robb Rose Director Of Programming In Flagstaff/Prescott
  • UMG/Nashville Promotions Makes Strong People Moves
  • Keith Urban Fans Create 2009 Calendar
  • Cumulus Cost Cuts Coming Out