Radio News for Tuesday December 16th 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

  • Windy City Shakeup: Shomper To WLS. Metheny to take over as PD of WGN/Chicago
  • CBS Radio, CCR Swap Total Of Seven Stations
  • Cell-Phone-Only Sampling Debuting Early
  • Patrick Walsh Gets Increased Authority At Emmis
  • CAB President O’Farrell To Step Down
  • Chase Leaving CBS/Vegas
  • Budget Cuts Claim More At CBS
  • Camfield No Longer K-Rockin’
  • American Media Investments Grabs Seven Stations For $5.25 Million
  • Senate Commerce Chairman Rockefeller Simpatico With Obama’s Agenda
  • Bryant Named Regional VP, Western Region Ad Sales, At Metro Networks
  • Jackson Cut At KZBD
  • Sommers Out At WJBR
  • Syndication Networks Signs ‘When Radio Was’
  • United Stations To Handle National Sales For ‘Chill With Mindi Abair’
  • FCC Cancels Monthly Meeting
  • Capitol Hill To Martin: Focus On Matters At Hand
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at CHR/Top 40, Hot AC, Active Rock, Triple A
  • Obit: Steve Brown
  • CBS/Detroit Shows Pride
  • KRLD-FM Calls To Dallas
  • Puglise To Lead CCR/New York
  • England Promoted To CCR/Phoenix President & Market Manager

All Access

  • Poll Shows Slight Declines For Radio As News Source
  • CBS Corp. Hit With Another Shareholder Suit
  • Hearing In RIAA Suit Delayed
  • Hearst-Argyle Declares Dividend
  • Station Sales: Arkansas AM, 2 Translators
  • Mays Joins U.K.’s Global Radio
  • Kirsten Winquist Named MD/Middays At KLBJ-F/Austin
  • USRN’s ‘Sabado Picante’ Adds Affiliates
  • WUUQ Adds ‘Classic Top 40’
  • Pastor’s ALS Brings End To WJON Show
  • TV Sports Guy Joins WMVN Weekend Lineup
  • Stiles Fills In (Again) At WGST
  • Chicago Tribune Foundation Awards Journalism Grants
  • Hot 92.3 Bus Tour Collects Toys For Tots
  • Corpus Christi Personality Pepe Claire Dies

Radio Ink

  • Metheny Named PD Of WGN/Chicago, Shomper To WLS
  • Myers: Ad Depression Is Here
  • CBS Radio, Clear Channel To Swap Some Stations
  • Arbitron To Expand Cell-Phone-Only Sampling In ‘09
  • Walsh Named Emmis COO/CFO
  • McGavren Guild Buzzing About Bee Deal
  • Westwood One Appoints Bryant RVP/Metro Networks Ad Sales
  • Lights! Camera! CC Radio Partners With MovieTickets.com
  • Pioneering Pittsburgh, PA Station Unveils New Lineup


  • Arbitron To Expand Cell-Phone-Only Sampling To All Markets In 2009
  • CBS & Clear Channel Trade Stations
  • Patrick Walsh Named COO/CFO Of Emmis Communications
  • FCC Cancels December Meeting Over Politicians’ Complaints
  • Changes at MPR’s The Current
  • KROQ’s Kevin Weatherly talks PPM

Inside Radio

  • Consumers are tuning out all forms of audio.
  • In-car listening is dropping the most.
  • The door’s open to HD Radio.
  • Emmis turns to its money guy.
  • A surprise Chicago PD realignment.
  • Arbitron moves wins praise.
  • Even Rush isn’t immune from cuts.
  • WWL host convicted of murder.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:

Radio Business Report

  • Blockbuster: CBS/CCBI swapfest
  • Beasley buying stock, suspending dividend
  • Insider buying shows confidence
  • Arbitron accelerates cell phone-only inclusion
  • Smulyan upbeat on radios in cell phones
  • Intelius picks DeVito/Verdi as AOR
  • CBS and Clear Channel in swap fest
  • McGavren Guild keeps SBS, WBEB

Radio Online

  • Kevin Metheny Appointed PD of Tribune’s WGN/Chicago
  • WGN/Chicago PD Bob Shomper Jumps to Crosstown WLS
  • Emmis Ups EVP/CFO Walsh to Chief Operating Officer
  • CBS to Swap Five Stations for Two CC Houston Outlets
  • Arbitron to Expand Cell-Phone-Only Sampling in 2009
  • WWI Appoints Kim Bryant RVP/Metro Networks Ad Sales
  • Ex-WWL/New Orleans Host Marinello Convicted of Murder
  • Clear Channel, MovieTickets.com Ink Affiliate Partnership
  • Monticello Media hires Lisa Allen as Program Director of WCYK-FM
  • News KDKA-AM/Pittsburgh has revealed a new programming lineup

NTS Aircheck

  • We’re Number One!
  • ‘Tis The Season: Last week’s 20th annual KIRO/Seattle Foster Child Holiday Magic Radiothon netted over $408,000
  • KLLI/Dallas takes on new call letters KRLD-FM
  • MBC Will Sell Windy City Headquarters


  • Arbitron – Arbitron Plans to Expand Cell-Phone-Only Sampling to All Markets in 2009
  • News – Common visits WPWX-POWER 92 Chicago
  • News – CBS, Clear Channel swap radio stations
  • News – Emmis Communications Suspends Dividend on Preferred Stock

All About Country

  • WJVL/Janesville, WI Listeners Choose Favorite Charity
  • George Chooses Juliette Hough As His Tour Opener
  • Lisa Allan Takes PD At WCYK/Charlottesville, VA
  • Adam Gregory Ends 2008 Celebrating Many Accomplishments
  • Charlie Louvin Tops Americana’s Most-Added
  • More Fall Phase II Trends Today
  • Sharing What You’re Hearing
  • Jim Dorman Becomes First COUNTRY Regional To Chart
  • Kris Daniels Leaps To Louisville From Fresno
  • Patrick Walsh Becomes Emmis COO/Domestic Radio
  • Sarah Buxton & Randy Houser Help WPOC/Baltimore Feed People
  • Trent Tomlinson Moves To Carolwood Records
  • Moby In The Morning Debuts In Albany, GA
  • CBS Radio Cuts More COUNTRY Pros Loose
  • Changes At 101.5 The Eagle/Salt Lake City
  • Keith Urban Readies Video For Sweet Thing
  • Country Radio’s Top Spenders
  • Arbitron Accelerates Cell-Phone-Only Sampling