Radio News for Tuesday January 6th 2009


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

  • Martin Returns to Bay Area. Alice management realigned
  • Berry Leaving WMAL
  • Corwin Exits Clear Channel/Providence
  • CC Launches Real-Time Traffic With HD Radio Technology
  • Mary Bennett Joins Loyal Ears
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 5, 2009
  • 2008 Station Sales Volume Half Of 2007
  • CC, Cumulus In Seven-Station Swap
  • Clark Named Emmis/N.Y. DOS
  • Sovereign City Closes Up Shop
  • Babbitt Gets Epic Upgrade
  • Rock Promo Vet Murray Joins CO5 Music
  • Buitrago Named To National Promo Post
  • On-Air Changes At Albany’s ‘Edge’
  • Conclave Sets First 2009 Webinar
  • Condolences: Arnold Zapoleon
  • Former FCC Commissioner Tate Focused On Family In Future
  • KFON/Austin Takes On ‘Juan’

All Access

  • Report: UMG Going Exclusively With Mediabase
  • iTunes Dropping DRM?; Jacking Up Pop Music Prices?
  • Judge Rules Against UMG In Copyright Case
  • RAB’s Bennett Joins Loyal Ears
  • Kevin Gage Named SVP At ASCAP
  • Engineer Escapes Serious Injury In Hawaii Chopper Crash
  • It’s Official: Jeff Bowden To Oversee WMAL
  • KLFH/Ojai Sold To Operator
  • Harry Clark Named DOS At Emmis/NY
  • Conclave’s First 2009 Webinar Set
  • More Competition? Tabletop Net Radio Receiver Debuts At CES
  • Sony BMG Says Its Final Goodbye To BMG
  • Pat Michaels Moves To KAFF Mornings, Joining Jenny Brawn
  • Ryan Drean Offers Imaging/VO Podcasts
  • Robinson Named New 49ers Voice
  • A’s Move To KFRB
  • KIKK Adds ‘Classic Cool’
  • STAA Unveils Jim Nantz Award, ‘All-America’ Program
  • Strelzin Exits KHRO/El Paso
  • Pastor Takes ‘Live Prayer’ To WWBA
  • Sportswriter Named Afternoon Host At WVAM-WMAJ
  • ‘Weekly Top 40’ Now With ABC Radio
  • KWMX Gets ‘Live In Concert’
  • Twins Owner, Northern Lights Backer Carl Pohlad Dies

Radio Ink

  • Martin Joins CBS Radio/San Francisco As VP/Programming
  • Harry Clark Takes DOS Job For Emmis/New York
  • Hubbard Makes Predictions For Radio In ’09
  • Fennessy Tapped As GM At WIXC/Melbourne
  • Levin Re-Ups With ABC Radio Networks
  • Godin Joins CRS-40 Lineup
  • Huckabee Report Debuts With 38 Affiliates
  • McHenry Tichenor Sr. Dies At 76
  • Sovereign City Shuts Its Doors
  • Clear Channel, Cumulus Swap Seven
  • CCTTN Debuts Real-Time Traffic On HD
  • Multicultural Sells KIDR/Phoenix
  • Hippie Radio Repped By RadioLinx


  • Overall Total U.S. Music Sales Up In 2008
  • Catania And Fay Heading The “Right Way”
  • Clear Channel & Cumulus swap stations
  • Harvey Kojan exits WNOR
  • Drew Murray joins CO5
  • RIAA cuts ties with evidence-gathering firm
  • teaching the art of A&R
  • interview with Kevin Martin

Inside Radio

  • Inside Radio Survey: Most think their job is safe.
  • Deborah Taylor Tate: Rethink fines.
  • Auto ad cuts may have peaked.
  • Sovereign City pulls plug on “Oasis.”
  • CBS creates in-house overnight show.
  • The million dollar contract lives.
  • O&A’s terrestrial return fades.

Radio Business Report

  • Midwest swap-fest for Cumulus and Clear Channel
  • Display ads lift search
  • Sovereign City apparently shuts down
  • CC Radio launches traffic info via HD Radio
  • McHenry Tichenor Sr. dead at 76
  • ABCRN reups, expands show with Mark Levin
  • The Huckabee Report launches
  • A taxing proposition?
  • Sirius XM drops Fox Business Channel
  • Clear Channel and Cumulus in swap

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio/San Francisco Taps Michael Martin as VP/P
  • CCR Launches Real Time Traffic on 50 HD Radio Channels
  • Chris Berry Exits WMAL/Washington DC as President/GM
  • Emmis Ups WQHT GSM Harry Clark to New York DOS
  • Syndicator Sovereign City Communications Closes Doors
  • Jim Corwin Exits Clear Channel/Providence as VP/MM
  • NRG Media Flips KOIL-AM/Omaha to News/Talk
  • ABC Radio Signs Mark Levin to Multi-Year Extension
  • Fennessy Joins WIXC-AM/Melbourne as General Manager
  • Arbitron Mails Winter 2009 Station Name Preview

NTS Aircheck

  • Chris Berry Exits WMAL/Washington
  • Genesis Picks Fennessy
  • Mike Huckabee Debuts, Levin Extends
  • Larson Leaves “San Diego 1700″


  • News – Jamie Foxx visiting Radio One in Philly
  • News – Talking Urban Radio in 2009

All About Country

  • The Goulds/Haymaker Take Top Adds At Americana
  • New Year? New News?
  • Spokane’s 96.9 Coyote Country Searches For Airstaff
  • WKDF/Nashville Market Manager Now Station’s PD
  • Jen Joins CO5 As Starr Exits
  • Rascal Flatts Makes Major Announcement On TV
  • CRS Advanced Rate Expires January 15th
  • Sandusky, OH Gets A New Country Station
  • Carson James Takes Broken Bow SVP/Promotion
  • Jessica Simpson Enters Recipes In Cowboys’ Cookbook
  • Country Radio’s Top Advertisers
  • Is Former KMLE’s ‘Morning Mayor’ Headed To HotLanta?