Radio News for Tuesday January 20th 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

  • Radio Through The Crystal Ball. An annual look at radio leaders’ expectations for the year, what they would like to see happen — and what they hope doesn’t
  • Cantillo Takes Helm Of WABC
  • ‘El Gato’ Debuts In L.A.
  • WSJ: CC To Cut 7% Of U.S. Workforce
  • Lindy Grabs Bull By The Horns
  • Land To Program WTMJ
  • Dan McNeil Exits WMVP/Chicago
  • Exec Movement At EMI
  • FCC’s Copps, Adelstein: FCC ‘Nowhere Near’ Ready For DTV Switch
  • IFPI Digital Report Urges Action On Music Piracy
  • Main Line Shrinkage In Louisville
  • Tradup Takes To The Air
  • Barrows Named WNWC PD
  • BMO Capital Beefs Up Broadcasting Lending With Westerfield
  • Radio One’s Historic Inauguration Coverage
  • Inauguration Information: Network Coverage
  • Inauguration Advice: Bring A Radio
  • ABC Crash Coverage
  • Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million
  • RAB Quashes Fake Memo

All Access

  • Restructuring Set For Clear Channel Today
  • Clear Channel Changes
  • Jermain Dupri To Sony?
  • Disney’s Iger Makes $30.6 M For ’08
  • Sony Music Can Claim Dylan Song Rights, EU Court Says
  • Newcap Cancels 12 Station Deal Due To Credit Crunch
  • MacKenzie Exits U.K.’s Local Radio Co. Board
  • WIZR Goes Silent
  • WTUX Drops Standards For Oldies
  • Former KFAN Host Dubay Enters Diversion Program
  • Neil Fox Inks New Deal With London’s Magic
  • Suburban St. Louis Sportscaster Joe May Dies

Radio Ink

  • Cantillo Tapped To Program WABC/New York
  • Radio Revs Up For Inauguration Coverage
  • WSJ: Most Clear Channel Cuts Will Be In Sales
  • El Gato Comes To L.A.
  • NY Post: ‘Massive’ Clear Channel Restructuring Coming
  • McGavren Guild Gets A New Home
  • RAB: No More Monthly Revenue Numbers
  • Geico Tops Weekly Advertisers
  • Value Of Station Sales Drops Sharply In ’08
  • Former Blueberry Duo Go To EMF
  • Circuit City To Liquidate


  • More Details Emerge On Expected Clear Channel Cuts
  • Approximately seven percent of CC’s workforce could be laid off tomorrow.Scott Lindy named CC-Atlanta OM
  • WHTG flips to Top 40,
  • Indie 103.1 becomes El Gato but Henry Rollins to remain with Indie Online?
  • Music biz imitates pirates to turn a profit

Inside Radio

  • A day of change.
  • A day of change for radio too.
  • Two dangerous words: “Super Bowl.”
  • Silver Alerts spread.
  • Mr. Schultz goes to Washington.
  • Radio host dies on listener cruise.
  • Piolin under fire for on-air bit.

Radio Business Report

  • Another radio group downgraded by Moody’s
  • NY Times looks at digital radio in Europe
  • Waiting for the axe to fall
  • RAB ends monthly sales figures
  • Syndication One details inaugural coverage
  • Meeting the challenges of 2009—Part IV
  • Spotlight shining on Clear Channel cuts
  • WLDR FM first station in N. Michigan to broadcast in HD
  • Stevie Wonder recognizes HD Radio
  • ReachMD launches “Heart Matters”
  • Economy the theme in Priceline.com campaign
  • RAB cuts staff, freezes salaries
  • WorldSpace to be auctioned off

Radio Online

  • RAB to Offer Quarterly Totals, Drops Monthly Reports
  • WABC/New York Names Cantillo as Program Director
  • Entravision Rolls Out El Gato Format in Los Angeles
  • Impact Radio Networks, McVay to Syndicate ”Motown 50”
  • Scott Lindy WUBL (94.9 The Bull)/Atlanta as OM/PD
  • Report: Clear Channel to Begin Cuts on Inauguration Day
  • Tom Land Adds WTMJ/Milwaukee Programming Duties
  • EMF to Acquire Former Blueberry Duo in Bangor ME
  • Talk KXNT-AM/Las Vegas Assistant PD/morning producer and co-host Patrick Difazio exits

NTS Aircheck

  • BREAKING NEWS: Cantillo Named WABC PD
  • Networks Pull Out All Stops For Inauguration
  • CNN’s Inauguration Day Perch
  • AP Offers Multi-Platform Coverage
  • More Talk Radio Inauguration Coverage
  • Imus Opens Up To Hannity


  • News – A Momentous Day in History
  • News – Realizing The Dream
  • Insite – Barack Obama Writes A Letter
  • News – Syndication One Shows live from Washington DC January 19th – January 21st
  • News – Four Stabbed At After-Party For Biggie Smalls Movie “Notorious”

All About Country

  • Clear Channel Cuts To Come Today
  • Adam Gregory Visits Joey Reynolds Show On WOR/New York
  • Lindy’s Landed At 94.9 The Bull/Atlanta
  • Arbitron Resumes Release Of Fall Books Today
  • Chuck Wicks Appears On This Morning’s Daily Buzz
  • Circuit City Out-Of-Business Close-Out Sale On Now
  • Paisley Party Tour Hits New Orleans
  • Former Bread Bassist, Robb Royer Launches NashFilms
  • Lady Antebellum Ramp Up For The Grammys
  • Country Radio’s Biggest Advertisers
  • Academy Of Country Music Announces Nominees Feburary 11th
  • Feeling Creative? Write Something For AllAboutCountry
  • Carrie Underwood Will Perform On Grammys
  • 650-AM WSM Is Gaylord’s Again
  • RAB Continues Investigation Of Bogus Email