Radio News for Tuesday 10-7-2008

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Radio and Records

  • B’casters Petition FCC To Reject PPM Inquiry
  • New York AG ‘Cautions’ Against Using New PPM Ratings
  • Arbitron Commercializes PPM In Eight Markets
  • PPM Coalition ‘Outraged’ Over PPM Rollout
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Music Scheduling Software Introduced – 1979
  • Stock Market Snapshot, Oct. 6, 2008
  • NABOB Boss: ‘Arbitron Turns PPM Issue Into Trench Warfare’
  • SBS: PPM ‘Will Severely, Irreparably Harm Media Diversity’
  • New York AG Sues Arbitron Over PPM
  • Pearson Navigates S-Curve
  • Changes At Clear Channel/San Diego
  • Geiger Exits As KHGE PD
  • Salem Cost Cuts Trim President/COO Eric Halvorson As Share Price Dips Below $1
  • Kooker Upped At Sony BMG
  • Triton, Dial Global Name Urena VP/Biz Dev
  • Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service
  • The Orchard Reveals New Physical Pacts
  • USRN Offers Free Auto-Dealership Ad Production Services To Affiliates
  • BIA Buys The Kelsey Group, Forms New Media, Trends Group
  • Williams Exiting Clear Channel/New York
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • KXJM PD Position Eliminated
  • Howard Stern Weds
  • Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’08
  • A New Pair Dawns … On The KOST
  • Cell Phone-Only Sampling Accelerated For Diaries
  • New Station To Ignite Winnipeg
  • Kid & Ruben Cut From KZON
  • Connolly Named Greater Media Detroit DOS
  • Jive Takes Equity Stake In A&R Man’s Imprint
  • Updated: Copyright Royalty Board Issues Decision
  • Anne-Taylor Adams Exits Sirius XM
  • WBHM’s Chiotakis To Join ‘Marketplace Morning Report’
  • Edison Online Panel To Debate Webcasting
  • Congressional Black Caucus Troubled By FCC’s Localism Proposal
  • Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act
  • Sirius Brings On XM Brass At Top Dollar
  • Shiverick To Exit MJI Interactive
  • Congress Extension Won’t Benefit Royalties Bill
  • Center Stage — R&R Convention Rewind
  • FCC Upholds Rejection Of CPs For RB Schools

All Access

  • PPM Fight Rages On; Arbitron Files Comments With FCC, Citing Exclusive All Access Article
  • Indecency On Supreme Court Docket
  • Utah Translator Sold
  • USRN Offers Free Production Services To Affiliates For Auto Spots
  • Fogg Rolls Back In At WLEC-A
  • Murphy Soars With The Eagle
  • Michigan AM Gets FM Translator Simulcast
  • U.K.’s Laser Faces Liquidation Petition
  • Top-10 Radio Spots
  • DeSantis Joins WLS
  • Citadel/Chattanooga, WTVC Ink News Partnership Deal
  • Anchorage Host Herb Shaindlin Dies At 78


  • Arbitron Files Legal Response To NY AG PPM Suit
  • Broadcasters File Comments With FCC Supporting Arbitron In PPM Flap
  • PPM Commercialization Begins In Eight More Markets
  • Arbitron Touts Urban & Hispanic Station Success In New PPM Ratings
  • U.K. Artists Fight For Their Digital Rights
  • Dan Pearson Joins S-Curve Records as VP/Promotion
  • New morning team at KOST/L.A.
  • Howard Stern gets hitched

Radio Ink

  • PPM Coalition: FCC Can Investigate The PPM
  • NABOB Condemns Arbitron Over PPM Release
  • Cuomo Warns NY Advertisers About Using PPM Ratings
  • Civil Rights Groups Weigh In On PPM
  • USRN Offers Affiliates Free Commercial Production For Auto Dealerships
  • Broadcasters To FCC: Stay Out Of PPM Dispute
  • PPM Coalition ‘Outraged’ By PPM Rollout
  • Lexington Station Hit With $12,800 FCC Fine
  • Arbitron Points To Urban, Spanish-Language Successes With PPM

Inside Radio

  • Credit crunch pressures radio’s top category.
  • Watershed week for electronic ratings.
  • The legal battle over PPM begins.
  • BIA expands its reach into Yellow Pages.
  • NYSE hits Westwood One.
  • Fox News Radio links with bloggers.

Radio Business Report

  • The PPM battle boils over.
  • PPM critics weigh options.
  • Nine media groups to FCC: Back off.
  • USRN offers auto ad sweetener.
  • Westwood One moves to ease investors.
  • Salem tightens its belt.
  • Indecency set for Supreme Court debate.

Radio Online

  • Major Radio Broadcasters Ask FCC to Reject PPM Inquiry
  • Salem President/COO Halvorson Exits in Budget Move
  • Arbitron Commercializes PPM in Eight Local Markets
  • NYAG Cuomo Warns Radio, Advertisers About PPM
  • PPM Coalition ‘Outraged’ by Arbitron’s Early PPM Rollout
  • BIAfn Acquires Kelsey Group, Forms BIA Advisory Services
  • Arbitron Seeks Declaratory Judgment Against NYAG
  • Chuck Geiger Exits KHGE-FM/Fresno in Budget Move
  • Salem Media/Miami Launches All Business ”The Biz”
  • USRN Offers Free Production Services for Auto Clients

NTS Aircheck

  • The Gloves Are Off: battle over Arbitron’s deployment of PPM
  • Phil Boyce: “PPM’s Good For WABC
  • Salem Takes Care Of Biz In South Florida
  • Cape Girardeu Gets Limbaugh Court House


  • Arbitron – PPM Ratings: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Riverside-San Bernadino
  • News – Arbitron Highlights Urban & Spanish Results in New PPM Ratings
  • News – Arbitron Seeks Relief
  • News – Arbitron May Be Sued Over PPM

All About Country

  • Westwood One Exec’s Buying Their Company’s Stock
  • Sarah Buxton Delivers Space
  • United Stations Offers Free Production Services to Affiliates
  • Stonewall Jackson Settles Lawsuit Against Opry
  • Shocker! Chuck Geiger Leaves Big Country102.7 /Fresno
  • Jeff Roper Departs WGTR/Myrtle Beach And Joins WTQR/Greensboro
  • Broadcast Stocks Take A Pounding As Dow Dives Nearly 400 Points!
  • John Rich Entertains On CBS Early Show
  • Westwood One Gets ‘The Letter’ From the NYSE
  • Dierks Is A Daddy
  • Mark Wills’ New CD Will Benefit Children’s Miracle Network