Radio News for Tuesday, 8/26/2008

– updated @ 8:27am Eastern

Radio and Records

  • WPGC Names Scorpio OM
  • Programmers From PPM Markets To Share Insights At R&R Convention
  • Kevin Martin To Address NAB Radio Show Breakfast
  • Mitchem To Return To D.C.

All Access

  • Thea Mitchem Named OM At CC/DC-Balt.
  • NASDAQ Now Threatens SBS With Delisting
  • Moonves Third Highest-Paid CEO, Says AP
  • Survey: Advertisers To Slash Ad Budgets
  • Stephen Ferrera Named EVP/A&R At Island & Mercury
  • Moxley Named VP/Promotion At Show Dog
  • Report: Death Row Sale Terminated
  • FCC’s Martin Will Appear At NAB Radio Show
  • Report: Wal-Mart To Cherry-Pick CD Retail?
  • Clear Channel Takes Two Back From Trust
  • KBXO Deal Closes
  • Dahl Shifts Earlier At Jack FM/Chicago
  • WYSP Format Adds Classic Hard Rock
  • Toronto’s Mix 99.9 Changing Name To Virgin Radio
  • Copper Thieves Knock Another Station Off Air
  • Sheila Eldrige Exits Perry Broadcasting Augusta Cluster
  • KOMA’s Williams To Retire Friday
  • DiMonte Back On Montreal Radio
  • James Thomas Joins McVay New Media
  • O’Halloran Joins Strauss Radio Strategies
  • Rex McNeill Heads Crosstown
  • WJBR Names Megan Clendaniel Promotions Coordinator
  • The Sound Goes Out On A Dat-e-Base
  • Entercom Stream Stations Via FlyTunes
  • Syndication One Offers Extended Coverage of the DNC
  • Debbie Conner Joins Southern Star
  • Jenifer Wilde Gets “Smart”
  • KYGO’s Garret Doll Videos Tornado
  • DeFede Exits WFTL
  • Western Oregon U. Launches Football Network
  • WPOZ Keeps Central Florida Aware Of Fay’s Movement
  • Sommers To Join KTIS

Friday Morning Quarterback

  • NPR Chief: Commercial Radio Lacks Local Voice
  • Clear Channel Names Thea Mitchem OM Washington D.C./Baltimore
  • MI Tops $900 Million In Revenue In ’08

Radio Ink

  • Mitchem Named OM Clear Channel Washington/Baltimore
  • Westwood One, NBC News Sign New Distribution Deal
  • Virgin Radio 999 FM Launches In Toronto
  • Entercom Portland Streams Stations To Mobile Phones

Inside Radio

  • Radio accounts for a quarter of BMI’s bottom line.
  • A kinder, gentler Imus pays off for ABC Radio.
  • Charlotte stunt leads to legal troubles.
  • NAB heads to Denver and St. Paul.
  • NBC looks to do more on radio.
  • Entercom goes mobile in Portland.
  • Sir Richard Branson gets beachhead.

Radio Business Report

  • Fitch sees Tribune default a “real possibility”
  • Non-spot is off, off-air is on, Q2 is down
  • Mobility in Portland
  • Westwood One renews NBC News
  • Martin commits to NAB Radio Show
  • CBS Radio News to join simulcast “Stand Up to Cancer”
  • Ingraham to air from DNC, RNC; speaks with McCain
  • Laura Ingraham reups with TRN
  • Debut pursuing small market/national platform strategy


  • Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention
  • Legend Debuting Song At Democratic Convention
  • Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page Jam At Olympics Finale
  • Kara DioGuardi Named New ‘Idol’ Judge Trail Of Dead Storms Back On New EP, Album
  • Merge Turns 20 With Curated Boxed Set
  • The Script, Perry In Charge On U.K. Charts


  • Radio Dips 7% in First Half of ’08
  • SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks


  • Michelle Bats Leadoff at the DNC
  • Arbitron – Indianapolis, New Orleans
  • Robert Scorpio to WPGC
  • Thea Mitchem Headed Back To D.C.

All About Country

  • KWJJ/Portland Now Streaming On FlyTunes
  • Show Dog Nashville Grabs Two Music Row Execs
  • Jake Owen Outpaces All Others
  • Tickets To CMA Awards Show On Sale September 19th
  • Rebel Hearts Video Makes It To Music Mix USA
  • KDBL/Yakima’s Jennifer Wilde Gets A Smart Car
  • Road Hammers Visit GAC Nights
  • Patty Loveless Launches Theater Tour
  • Where Country Radio’s $$ Come From

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