Radio News for Tuesday January 13th 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

  • Erica Farber Announces Departure From R&R Farber assured status as ‘legendary figure’ in radio, record industries
  • Skarzynski Named Arbitron President and CEO
  • Arbitron Expects To Pay Up To $6 Million In PPM Legal Fees
  • Analyst: Odds Of Performance Bill Passing ‘Surprisingly High’
  • Astral Media Completes Unfurling Virgin Radio
  • Clear Channel To Pay $66 Million In Ad-System Settlement
  • Columbia De-Fanged
  • Jim Jones Takes Koch Records A&R Role
  • Richards Heading North To Boston
  • Santos Retires From WBZ
  • Afternoon Adjustment At WROR/Boston
  • New ‘BLI Jock Sounds Strangely Familiar
  • Obit: Marcelle Tolkoff
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at CHR/Top 40, Country, Hot AC
  • Manning PD At WELE
  • Kizart Media Partners Launched
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • CBS Radio Web Site Traffi

All Access

  • Julius Genachowski Said to Be FCC Choice
  • Report: Vivendi Writing Off Half Of Its NBCU Stake
  • WDMV Operator Files Ch. 11
  • New Mexico FM Sold
  • American Public Media Gets Grant
  • Lanieu Exits Entercom/Rochester
  • Jacobs Media To Present Findings Of 2009 Tech Survey
  • Springsteen Makes Guitar Hero Debut
  • BlogTalkRadio, WNET Launch ‘Worldfocus Radio’
  • New ‘Sports Babe’ Joins WQXI
  • Bell’s Palsy Sidelines Buck Belue
  • KTIE Adds Miller
  • Madison’s Mic Makes Changes, Some Listeners Not Pleased
  • Shows Switch Sides In Saginaw Talk Shuffle
  • ‘Gun Talk’ To Broadcast From SHOT Show

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron: $4 Million-$6 Million In PPM Legal Costs
  • Arbitron Names New President/CEO
  • Farber To Leave R&R
  • Sandifer Joins GA Radio Hall Of Fame Board
  • Clear Channel Settles Viero Suit
  • Regional Reps Adds Murphy In Southeast
  • FlyCast Among ‘Best Products Of CES’
  • CBS Radio Site Stats Grow
  • AT&T To Launch CruiseCast In-Car Service
  • Kostelanetz Papers Donated
  • Senator Urges PPM Investigation
  • Kizart Launches Kizart Media Partners
  • Kias Now Come With HD Radio
  • Emmis Revenues Fall In Q3


  • Arbitron Names Michael Skarzynski President And CEO
  • Ford CEO Highlights In-Car Connectivity
  • Clear Channel settles patent lawsuit
  • rapper Jim Jones named VP of Urban A&R at Koch Records
  • Interview with Univeral Music’s digital chief
  • Bono’s first op-ed colum for the NY Times

Inside Radio

  • Genachowski to head FCC.
  • CEO quest goes past boardroom.
  • Arbitron’s million dollar goodbye.
  • Journal ads say “Think Positive.”
  • Small markets “looking good.”
  • AOL grows CBS Radio webcasts.
  • Arbitron puts TV on hold.
  • Audiovox: Satellite sales will double.
  • Wendy Williams TV show set.
  • The Bear roars — in laughter.

  • Insite – Tony Dungy a great coach, and even a better man steps down after 7 years

Radio Business Report

  • Skarzynski takes over as Morris celebrates recent successes at Arbitron
  • WNET.org to launch Worldfocus Radio with BlogTalkRadio
  • Shake-up at R&R
  • Clear Channel settles software lawsuit
  • Passing the baton at Arbitron
  • Revenues fall 6% for Emmis
  • FYI Radio execs on TV’s DTV transition
  • Ford in SYNC with HD
  • Radio breaks even in 2008

Radio Online

  • Report: Obama to Name Genachowski as FCC Chairman
  • Arbitron Appoints Michael Skarzynski as President/CEO
  • Clear Channel Settles Patent Infrigement Case w/Grantely
  • Erica Farber to Exit R&R as President and Publisher
  • Arbitron Says PPM Legal Costs to Total $4-6 Million
  • No Bear Flip for KZJK-FM (104.1 Jack)/Minneapolis
  • Gil Santos retires as morning sports anchor on CBS Radio’s News/Talk WBZ-AM/Boston
  • WELE-AM/Ormond Beach, FL, appoints K.P. Manning as Program Director
  • Dana Didonato will remain in mornings at CHR WBLI-FM/Long Island.
  • KJKE-FM/Corpus Christi flips to AC and is running jockless until January 26, when Murphy, Sam & Jodi will handle mornings

NTS Aircheck

  • Hannity Flies Solo Tonight
  • Arbitron Names New President/CEO
  • Fairness Doctrine: “A Political Hatchet Job”
  • Martin To Radio: “Don’t Lose Local Feel”
  • What’s Your Plan For Inauguration Day?


  • Insite – Tony Dungy a great coach, and even a better man steps down after 7 years
  • Arbitron – Flint
  • News – Kizart Media Partners Launched By 20 Year Industry Eexecutive
  • News – Michael Skarzynski Named President and CEO of Arbitron Inc.

All About Country

  • K92/Orlando’s All-Star Acoustic Jam Is Sunday
  • Paisley Pins Up Another #1
  • Stephen Cochran Plays Tampa–Gives To Fellow Veterans
  • Keith Urban’s New Album: Born To Love
  • All The New Music–All In One Place
  • Arbitron Issues More Fall Books Today
  • Marty Stuart Starts New RFD-TV Show Saturday Night
  • Taylor Swift Scores Role In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • CRS-40’s Life Of A Legend Chooses Barbara Mandrell
  • Erica Farber Leaves Radio & Records
  • Country Radio’s Biggest Advertisers
  • Rascal Flatts Sets Final Leg Of Bob That Head Tour
  • Michael Skarzynski New Arbitron President