Radio News for Tuesday December 9th 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

  • Industry Mourns Steve Young. Veteran programmer spent eight years with Jones Radio Networks
  • Bob Coen Offers Bleak 2009 Ad Forecast
  • Tribune Co. Files For Bankruptcy Protection
  • Updated: KLLI/Dallas Goes Sports
  • Conclave Presents Music Scheduling Webinar
  • Phil Redo Exits Greater Media/Boston Cluster
  • Radio And TV Stations Prep For Tougher Times In 2009
  • ABC Grabs A Cup Of Joe
  • Eby Named GM At KWMU
  • NAB, Ford Push For Increased HD Radio Power
  • Workday Radio Reaches More Consumers Than Primetime Network TV In L.A.
  • Bubba Done At Sirius XM?
  • Kalina Returns To Philly Airwaves
  • Report: Terra Firma Considers EMI Cash Injection
  • Chicago Public Radio Reduces Staff
  • Chart Highlights: A Sleigh-ful Of New No. 1s
  • WLAV’s Kevin Matthews Reveals MS Diagnosis

All Access

  • Sony Set To Slash 8000 Jobs
  • Rumors Of DRM-Free Music On iTunes Flying
  • Air America’s Green Considers Run For Office (Again)
  • Clear Channel Takes Stations Back From Trust
  • Neenah Ellis Named GM At WYSO/Dayton
  • WDYT/Charlotte Drops Local Programming
  • Two Exit XX 1090/San Diego
  • Tim Riley Exits KCMD/Portland
  • WGOW’s Nash Nixes Mayoral Bid
  • Flint Generals Ax Home Broadcasts, Announcer
  • Dial Global’s Steve Young Passes
  • Former KACY/Ventura PD Bill Tanner Dies At 76
  • Memphis Fixture Fred Cook Dead At 83

Radio Ink

  • KLLI/Dallas Goes Sports
  • Tribune Files For Chapter 11
  • NAB, Automakers Urge FCC To Approve HD Power Boost
  • Kawasaki To Open Radio Ink’s Convergence ’09
  • Boyko Chief Radio-Mercury Judge
  • Agencies Predict Spending Drop In ’09
  • WSB/Atlanta’s Mike Kavanagh Dies
  • Scarborough Signs With ABC Radio Networks
  • Marcus To Leave Deutsche Bank, Start New Fund
  • FlyCast Debuts DirectLink, CustomCast


  • Tribune Co. Files Chapter 11
  • Bubba On His Way Out At Sirius?
  • Study: Does Nielsen Have An Edge Over Arbitron?
  • Charlie Walk exits Epic
  • Michele Boros to exit Sirius XM Radio
  • Glenn Kalina returns to Philly radio
  • Phil Redo exits Greater Media-Boston
  • EMI requires steady holiday sales
  • media preps for tough 2009

Inside Radio

  • Consumers are today’s big challenge.
  • Forecasting 2009: Just how far down?
  • Recession rethink for Obama.
  • Tribune moves to ease staff worries.
  • Layoffs at Chicago Public Radio.
  • Dallas gets a third sports station.
  • Another big AM gets FM home.
  • Pubcasters go after iPhone.

Radio Business Report

  • Dahl exits, blames PPM
  • Mike Kavanaugh dead at 57
  • Mike Kavanaugh dead at 57
  • Noncoms get portal on iPhone
  • AAA welcomes infrastructure upgrade
  • Scarborough comes to radio
  • Nielsen radio test underway

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio Flips Talker KLLI/Dallas to ”105.3 The Fan”
  • Phil Redo Exits Greater Media/Boston as VP/Market Mgr.
  • Veteran Programmer/Consultant Steve Young Dies
  • NAB, Automakers Urge FCC to Boost HD Radio Power
  • WSB/Atlanta’s ”Money Matters” Host Mike Kavanagh Dies
  • ABC Radio Networks Launches ”Joe Scarborough Show”
  • Boyko to Serve as Chief Judge for Radio-Mercury Awards
  • Greater Media Philadelphia taps veteran air personality Glenn Kalina as its new morning show host on AC WNUW-FM
  • AC WRAL-FM (Mix 101.5)/Raleigh morning co-host Sheri Logan (Bill & Sheri) will exit
  • Country WUBL-FM (94.9 The Bull)/Atlanta assistant PD/MD Lance Houston moves from middays to afternoons

NTS Aircheck

  • Joe Scarborough Returns To Radio
  • Tribune Files For Chapter 11
  • Anything But Fair


  • Production – Nikki Nicole “2 Hot4Radio Sounds”
  • News – 105.7 KIss FM Greensboro, NC Where The Stars Do Visit
  • News – Comedian Lav Luv of Foxie 105 Columbus, GA Finalist in Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” on TV One
  • News – All NBPC Members and Guest “It’s Christmas Party Time”

All About Country

  • AAC Feature Article Is A Thought-Provoker
  • Susan Levy Opens High Profile
  • Keni Thomas Entertains Troops In The Middle East
  • Add Jewel’s Jingle Ball To Your Holiday Line-Up
  • Country Winners Radio Special Available From USRN
  • CRS 40 Announces New Faces Show Performers
  • The Roys Meet The President
  • Mike Wilson Joins Universal South
  • Rascal Flatts Is GAC’s December Artist of the Month
  • Conclave Presents Music Scheduling Webinar
  • Big & Rich’s John Rich Gets Hitched