Radio News for Tuesday Feburary 3rd 2009

Radio Headlines:

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

  • Ghost Installed As Epic President. Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer takes the reins
  • Ramsey Batting 400
  • Registration Open For R&R ’09!
  • Updated: Gamble Exits Wilks/Denver, New PDs Named
  • Mays Joins New Broadcast Partners
  • Performance Royalties Backers Aim To ‘Correct Injustice’
  • Classic Hits Resumes In Columbus
  • CC, BAJobs.com Launch ‘Get The Bay Area Back To Work’ Initiative
  • Wilmington Sees The Sun
  • Moore Resigns From CBS Radio/L.A.
  • Ludlum To Direct CBS Radio/L.A. News Programming
  • James, McCune Exit WMLL
  • Alvarez, Gunnoe, Rivera-Soto Rise At Border Media
  • Chart Highlights: Third Day In First Place At Christian AC
  • CC/Tampa Ups Hamand & Bauer
  • Fairness Or Localism: Opinions And Concerns
  • More Rush Reaction: Group Buys Radio Spots
  • Barrette Lands On His Feet
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Smyth Addresses Royalty Tax
  • MIW Radio Group Selects New Mentees
  • Talent Takes On New PPM Reality
  • Mark DiDia Joins IDJMG
  • Catlin Rises At Cumulus/Dallas
  • EMI Increases Revenue, Narrows Loss
  • La Kalle/Chicago Goes Oldies
  • Salem Guest-Host Steele To Lead RNC

All Access

  • Radio Becomes A Political Battleground
  • KQED-F/S.F. Escapes Parent’s Budget Cuts
  • News Organizations File Brief Supporting RIAA Hearing Webcast
  • Chris Mays Joins New Broadcast Partners
  • RealNetworks Reports Advance Q4 Revenue Figures
  • Morris Newspaper Division Gets More Time For Interest Payment
  • Mega Media Group Restructures Debt
  • WOIR Sold By Receiver
  • GMG Names Group PDs For Real Radio, Smooth Radio Brands
  • Beswick To Take Mornings At BBC Radio Manchester
  • Corus Launches iPhone App
  • Talk Host Burned By Investments With Firm He Promoted
  • WDVD’s Blaine Fowler Makes ‘Snow Angels’
  • Jay Noble Joins eImagingPro
  • City Talk/Liverpool Morning Co-Host Phil Easton Dies

Radio Ink

  • Smyth: ‘Radio Needs Your Help’
  • ‘Obama 1260’ Sets Flip To Business Talk
  • Nashville Mayor Declares Country Radio Week
  • Border Media Promotes Three
  • Ludlum Named Dir./News Programming At L.A.’s KNX, KFWB
  • Ramsey Adds 400th Affiliate
  • Art Laboe Honored
  • Dial Global Adds Hartmann
  • LBI Sets Q4 Earnings Release
  • Clear Channel, BAJobs Partner In Bay Area
  • Geico Tops Week’s Advertisers
  • Kizart Media Partners Teams With Rejoice
  • EMF Buys Two In Ohio
  • Arbitron Updates PPM Progress
  • Steele Named RNC Chairman
  • Tate, Coley Join MMTC Board
  • Corus Gets An iPhone App, Via StreamTheWorld
  • Gauthier Joins StreamTheWorld As VP
  • Media Monitors Debuts MScore


  • Peter Smyth Discusses Proposed Performance Royalty
  • Amanda Ghost Named President Of Epic Records
  • Arbitron Releases PPM Client Update
  • Sony Music, EMI Report Losses
  • 96.1 Kiss/Pittsburgh Covers Super Bowl XLIII
  • Bob Moore steps down at CBS Radio-Los Angeles
  • changes at CC-Tampa cluster
  • Jackie Kajzer segues to 10th Street Entertainment
  • Sirius faces looming debt payment
  • WTKS’ Buckethead saves suicidal listener
  • rift still remains between Apple and music labels

Inside Radio

  • Downsize, don’t destroy.
  • Political ads keep coming.
  • News/Talk remains top format.
  • Dark stations jump two-thirds.
  • Lite-FM returns to the top
  • More double-digit layoffs in one cluster.
  • Hartmann jumps to Dial Global.
  • Webcasters want royalty battle broadcast.

Radio Business Report

  • Traffic merger across the pond
  • Thumbs up for Cox Radio
  • Nader asks Limbaugh for a rent check
  • Democrats use radio for offensive
  • Watchdogs use Limbaugh to target politicians
  • Christmas music a hit with office workers
  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh
  • Radio only refuge in a storm

Radio Online

  • Report: Sirius XM Faces $175 Million Debt Payment
  • Veteran Programmer Mays Joins New Broadcast Partners
  • Gamble Exits CBS Radio/Denver as Director/Operations
  • Shannon Elevated to KWLI-FM (92.5 The Wolf)/Denver PD
  • Mentees Selected for 2009 MIW Radio Mentoring Program
  • Mimi Ito to Keynote NAB Technology Luncheon in Vegas
  • CCR, BAJobs.com Team for Bay Area Job Boards
  • WVEE-FM (V-103)/Atlanta taps afternoon co-host Elle Dunca as its new midday personality
  • WMLL-FM Manchester, NH, PD/afternoon talent Alex James and morning host Adam McCune exit
  • Chris Wade exits Hot AC WJXB-FM Knoxville

NTS Aircheck

  • Moore Exits KLSX/Los Angeles
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Hartmann Segues To Dial-Global
  • Ludlum’s Back At KFWB-KNX


  • Arbitron – Augusta, Savannah, Tallahasse, Valdosta
  • Insite – ‘Two nobodies from nowhere’ craft winning Super Bowl ad for Doritos
  • News – Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Network Collaborates With Kizart Media Partners

All About Country

  • Artists & Fans Network Debuts On DirecTV
  • Kicks 99/Midland-Odessa’s Eggs Predict Super Bowl
  • Broadway Gets His Electric Barnyard In Raleigh
  • John Grady Lands At Borman Entertainment
  • Nashville Mayor Proclaims Country Music Week
  • Producer Lonnie Napier Joins American Country Countdown
  • Country Weekly Checks In With The Class Of ’89
  • ABC-TV Chooses Love And Theft’s World Wide Open For Soaps
  • Hot Country 107.7/Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Debuts