Radio News for Tuesday Feburary 10th 2009

Radio Headlines:


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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

  • Moore Takes Over Citadel/Los Angeles. Dolan, Davison exit the company
  • Halyburton Joins RadioTime As President
  • Sirius On Yahoo’s List Of 2009 Possible Corporate Fatalities
  • With Four Grammys, Lil Wayne Is Big On Radio
  • More Cuts At Cumulus
  • Burns Joins New Broadcast Partners
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal Imminent
  • Liquid Compass Adds New Clients, Chief Revenue Officer
  • AWRT To Honor Virtue With Achievement Award
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at Urban, Country, Alternative
  • Pamal Signs Multiyear Contract With Arbitron For Hudson Valley
  • Thomas Joins KABC
  • Performance Fees Dominate Grammy Town Hall
  • Tantum In Tandem With Thompson
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots: Feb. 2-8
  • SoundExchange Makes New Settlement Offer To Webcasters
  • Career 2.0
  • Arbitron Settles With Third State Attorney General
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 6, 2009
  • Ciliano Exits Cox/Atlanta
  • Syndication Scorecard: Feb. 6, 2009
  • FCC Doesn’t Laugh With KDKA Host
  • Pistons Go Cross Court To WXYT
  • Duran Now GSM Of CC/Phoenix Duo

All Access

  • Rihanna Assisting Police In Chris Brown Case
  • Clear Channel Borrows $1.6 Billion
  • Sirius Makes ‘Might Not Survive 2009’ List
  • Brian Burns Joins The New Broadcast Partners
  • Halyburton Joins RadioTime
  • AP, Union Reach Tentative Deal
  • Translator Swap In Wisconsin
  • Rhodes Absence: Tech Problems?
  • J. Loves Alice
  • Cumulus Fayetteville Lays Off Three
  • WOTT/Watertown, NY Moves to 94.1
  • Pirate Returns To Air After Prison Stretch
  • Radio Ad Tips Website Holding Contest
  • NFL Still Mulling Radio Options
  • Shanks Exits Macon’s Fan
  • River Cats Stick With K-Hits/Sacto
  • ‘Gun Talk’ Host Gresham Launches ‘Operation Mag Drop’
  • Everyone Loves Chuck
  • Fayetteville’s Bill Hennessee Dies

Radio Ink

  • Kawasaki Kicks Off Convergence
  • Newmark: Feedback Is Critical
  • Halyburton Joins RadioTime As President
  • Dolan Leaving Citadel
  • Report: Sirius XM Rejected Takeover Bid
  • ABC News Radio Offers ‘Tax Tips’
  • Harris Revenues Rise In Fiscal Q2
  • FCC Extends Deadline For Ownership Waiver Filings
  • Arbitron Signs Pamal, Sets New Hudson Valley Custom Survey
  • Study: Limbaugh’s Audience ‘Most Conservative’
  • Arbitron Reaches PPM Deal With Maryland AG
  • PPM Coalition Pleased With MD PPM Agreement


  • Report: EchoStar CEO Already Attempted Sirius XM Takeove
  • Arbitron Announces New Custom Survey For Hudson Valley, NY
  • Two top Citadel execs exit
  • Spitzer scandal dirt unearthed in tell-all book

Inside Radio

  • Citadel Recasts Its Ranks.
  • Ergen May Seek Spectrum.
  • “Angels” Need an Invite.
  • Homecoming for Aloha Stations.
  • Dan Halyburton Named RadioTime President.
  • Clear Channel tops off the wallet.
  • A Raise Alongside Buyouts.
  • Skip Weller Joins Liquid Compass.
  • Show Takes On Kellogg’s.

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel grabs more cash
  • Maryland AG cuts “me too” PPM deal
  • Arbitron lands in the Hudson River
  • WOTT changes frequency in Watertown
  • WBIX owner: Rennie was never an employee
  • The Limbaugh mandate
  • Cavell Mertz & Associates announces new features of FCCInfo.com
  • Sirius XM launches Mad Dog Channel
  • Performance royalties about to hit the Hill
  • Royalty bills include exceptions
  • Warner Music Group posts a profit
  • SMS messaging used in emergency broadcasting situation
  • Morris gets some breathing room
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster expected to merge

Radio Online

  • Bob Moore Joins Citadel/Los Angeles as President/GM
  • Burns Takes CHR/Hot AC for New Broadcast Partners
  • Dolan Exits Citadel as President/Major Market Group
  • John Davison Exits Citadel/Los Angeles as President/GM
  • Liquid Compass Names Skip Weller Chief Revenue Officer
  • Report: Ergen Made Bid for Sirius XM Late Last Year
  • Clear Channel Borrows $1.6 Billion from Credit Facility
  • Arbitron Inks Pamal for Custom Hudson Valley Report
  • FCC Extends Cross-Ownership Waiver Filings Deadline
  • Mark Austin Thomas joins Citadel’s News/Talk KABC-AM/Los Angeles

NTS Aircheck

  • Citadel Restructuring Train Hits The Rails Again
  • Greg Tantum Moves To Westwood One
  • Talk Host Presses His Case For “Fairness”
  • Mark Austin Thomas Joins KABC
  • CelleCast Launches New Additional Services


  • Chris Brown’s Alleged Assault Charges Could Cost Him His Endorsement Deals
  • A TV Show for Former ‘Beat’ Personality Envy McKee
  • The 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic

All About Country

  • Lynn Bryant Featured In Country Weekly
  • Love And Theft Take Tampa
  • Dolly’s Larry King Appearance Postponed
  • Frank Seres Separates From 95.5 The Wolf/Nashville
  • Brad Paisley Reacts To Multiple GRAMMY Wins
  • GAC’s Sarah Trahern’s Mother Passes
  • Josh Brandon Departs Wow! Country/McMinneville, TN
  • 1720 Picks Up 2 Promotion Pros
  • Need To Reach K102/Minneapolis’ New Music Director?
  • Taylor Swift Now Spokesperson For @15.com
  • Americana Music Association Revels In Grammy Win
  • Sturgeon Bay’s Big Dawg Gets Bigger
  • Stay In Everybody’s Loop
  • COUNTRY’s 51st GRAMMY Award Winners