Radio News for Tuesday December 30th 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

  • Miller Joining WNYM Comedian takes middays in the Big Apple
  • McKay Wakes Up Columbus… Again
  • Journal Communications Gives Top Execs Retention Awards
  • NPR Reporter Covers Her Own Layoff
  • Twin Cities Media Personality Scores His Own Morning Show
  • Wired 96.9 Unplugs Rhythmic
  • Clark Howard Adds TV
  • Digital Briefs: Hulu Partnership, RIAA Appeal
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s At Urban AC, Active Rock, Rock, Latin Rhythm
  • Obit: Roland Amidon
  • WLVE/Miami’s Christmas Flip
  • Op-Ed: ‘Reboot The FCC’
  • CBS/S.F. To Debut Oldies At 1550 AM
  • Wal-Mart Starts Selling iPhones
  • FCC To Conduct Open Meeting Via Conference Call
  • Guitarist Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.
  • WKPE/Cape Cod Goes Country
  • Back To The Future For KMLE, Tim & Willy
  • Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed
  • Quimby Joins Metro Networks

All Access

  • Media Analysis: 2009 Do-Or-Die Year For Sirius XM
  • Journal Offers ‘Retention Bonuses’ To Execs
  • Majors Still Looking For More Gold In Music Video Hills
  • RIAA Appeal Turned Down; Will They Retry Jammie Thomas?
  • Wal-Mart Now Selling iPhones
  • A Merry Christmas For Amazon
  • Genesis Recalls Mega Memories In Tampa
  • Karen Vaughn Exits WHQT
  • Y94 Gets The Weather From Dave Eichorn
  • Genesse Joe Lengthens His Shift At WOUR
  • WKIX Flips To Hot AC
  • WLFE Rocks Out
  • WVTL Drops Talk For Pretty Melodies
  • Group: Stop Using Music As A Means Of Torture
  • Wired 96.9 Goes Country
  • Gregory Wakes Up In Cleveland … Mississippi
  • Reusse Takes Mornings At KSTP-A
  • Dennis Miller Finds New Affiliate In NYC
  • Chris Carlin Leaves Radio For TV
  • Rush, Miller Switch Stations In Boise
  • Stacy McKay Joins WCVO Mornings
  • WJIS Celebrates 12 Days Of Christmas
  • WGTS Featured In Washington Post
  • Northwestern Media Ups Whitworth
  • Clark Howard Gets A TV Show
  • A Christmas Gift To Remember
  • Jazz Great Freddie Hubbard Dies
  • Delaney Bramlett Dies After Surgery
  • Ed Dunbar Passes

Radio Ink

  • Miller Added On Salem’s WNYM/New York
  • Genesis Launches ‘Mega Memories’ On WHBO/Tampa
  • RIAA Can’t Appeal Mistrial In File-Sharing Case
  • Journal Grants ‘Retention Awards’ To Execs
  • Geico Leads National Spots
  • NPR Reporter Covers Own Layoff
  • WLVE/Miami Flips To Rhythmic AC
  • CBS Radio/San Francisco Brings KFRC Back, In Oldies Form
  • Will NFL Football Stay On Westwood One?


  • WMG Pulls Content From YouTube
  • RAB releases November revenue numbers
  • CBS sells three Denver stations to Wilks

Inside Radio

  • Television sees through tough times.
  • Home Depot cuts spending.
  • Another analyst predicts a decline.
  • Syndicated talent will only escalate.
  • FlyCast makes its network more iPhone-friendly.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s goes negative on Sirius XM
  • Broadcasters Foundation establishes Bill Drake Fund
  • CC Radio Miami launches “93.9-FM MIA”
  • Clear Channel completes tender for bonds
  • Arbitron in talks with New Jersey AG
  • Metro Traffic and TrafficLand partner
  • Bonneville St. Louis gets Rams deal
  • They’re turning off HD in Washington, DC

Radio Online

  • Journal Gives ”Retention Awards” to Five Executives
  • HLN Inks Money Coach Clark Howard for Weekend Show
  • Genesis Launches ”Mega Memories 1470” in Tampa Bay
  • Patrick Reusse mornings at KSTP-AM/Minneapolis
  • Salem’s WNYM-AM adds Dennis Miller
  • KEZE-FM Spokane flips to Country
  • Stacy McKay joins WCVO-FM for wakeups
  • Urban AC WHQT-FM Miami APD/MD Karen Vaughn exits
  • Meteorologist Dave Eichorn joins WYYY-FM (Y94)/Syracuse
  • Country WKIX-FM/Raleigh changes to WEQR-FM Hot AC Q97.

NTS Aircheck

  • Reusse Gets KSTP Wake Up Call


  • Arbitron – Memphis, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville
  • News – WLVE Drops Jazz in Miami
  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge

All About Country

  • Broadway’s Electric Barnyard Is Ready To Roll
  • Saga Notifies SEC Of Reverse Stock Split
  • Spokane Gets A New Country Station
  • Will Jamie Thomas Get A New Trial In 2009
  • Where Country Radio’s $$ Came From
  • Tim & Willie Return To Phoenix Airwaves January 8th
  • The Legendary Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.