Radio News for Tuesday November 11th 2008

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

  • Sirius XM Takes $4.8 Bil. Writedown In Q3. But pro forma earnings, revenue increase
  • CC Media Holdings Revenues Off In Q3
  • Walker, Dixon Tag-Team In Tampa
  • Alex Tear On A Tear
  • Popovich Scores Cluster Duties In Cleveland
  • Kevin & Bean Expand Their Domain
  • KJLH Elevates Brown To Exec. VP
  • Triple A Comes To Vancouver
  • Westwood One Local, Regional Revenue Plummet
  • Bright Named To Word Post
  • WW1, CMT Team For Nights
  • KCRW’s Harcourt Steps Down As Music Director

All Access

  • Revs Down Almost 11% For Westwood One
  • Analysts Mixed After Karmazin Conference Call
  • Bonneville Seattle Hit By Layoffs
  • More Names Emerge In Cumulus Lexington Cuts
  • Bertelsmann Nearly Triples Net Profit
  • BBC Host Fired For ‘No Asians’ Taxi Request
  • Iowa Public Radio Cancels Book Show
  • U.K.’s Radio Hampshire, Dream 107.2 To Merge
  • Nuggets Voice To Coach College Baseball
  • Gauthier Named Voice Of Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • Wally Kniaz Dies
  • Michigan Broadcaster Richard Sommerville Dead At 90

Radio Ink

  • WW1’s Sherwood Confident Of Turnaround
  • Karmazin: ‘Pleased And Proud’ Of Q3 Results
  • Sirius XM Loss Narrows In Q3
  • WW1 Q3 Revenues Fall On Lower Ad Spending
  • Popovich Heads Programming For CBS/Cleveland
  • CC Media Holdings Revenue Down In Q3
  • Dial Global Adds Rockline
  • Former Station Owner Arrested As Pirate


  • Alex Tear Named OM At CC-Pittsburgh
  • Clear Channel Releases Q3 Results
  • KCRW’s Harcourt To Step Down
  • Paul O’Malley named GM at Citadel-Dallas
  • Popovich promoted at CBS Radio-Cleveland
  • Michael Papale exits the Firm
  • Kevin & Bean add drive time hour
  • Obama weighs choices for FCC Chairman
  • economy puts radio in a squeeze
  • Sony BMG to off DRM-free tracks on iTunes?
  • Radio Hall of Fame ’08 induction ceremony

Inside Radio

  • Analyst: Political dollars didn’t materialize.
  • Westwood One cites “traction.”
  • Mel Karmazin: “The environment sucks.”
  • Kevin Martin: No plans to exit FCC.
  • BMW offers HD Radio, Sirius XM.
  • CMT, Westwood One and Cumulus team.
  • Rockline is resurrected.
  • FCC’s NASCAR sponsorship is a wreck.

Radio Business Report

  • Rivera already at FCC
  • So, what are these radio stocks worth, anyway?
  • Sirius XM looks at its future
  • Westwood One Q3 down 10.9%
  • Dial Global re-launches “Rockline”
  • CMT, WW1 launching “CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan”
  • Clear Channel Radio revenues fall 7%
  • Palm Springs FM packs its bags for Riverside
  • BE to hold HD “Town Hall” webinar
  • Bonneville Cincinnati stations announce signal change
  • ABC News Radio launches “Wall Street Now”
  • Arbitron updates litigation status
  • Entercom suspends dividend
  • Premiere re-ups with Presslaff Interactive Revenue

Radio Online

  • Sirius XM Reports Q3 Net Loss of $4.88 Billion on Charge
  • CBS/Cleveland Ups Popovich to Director/Programming
  • CC Media Holdings Q3 Revs Down 4%, Radio Declines 7%
  • Westwood One Q3 Revs Drop 10.9%, OI Swings to Loss
  • Walker to Succeed Dixon as WRBQ (Q105)/Tampa PD
  • Clear Channel Elevates Alex Tear to Pittsburgh OM
  • WWI, CMT to Launch ”CMT Radio Live” in 50 Markets
  • Greg Merrill Appointed Receiver For KDJQ-AM/Boise ID
  • Longtime KMXV-FM (Mix 93.3)/Kansas City afternoon personality Kelly Urich resigns
  • Steve Kelly joins AC KRTR-FM/Honolulu as morning co-host

NTS Aircheck

  • The Rising Irrelevance Of Talk Radio
  • Where’s Phil? (Boyce)
  • Red Zebra Broadcasting has understandably jettisoned its “McCain 570” handle on WTNT
  • WEAE/Pittsburgh Gets Rich: The ESPN Radio O&O names Nanci Rich as General Sales Manager
  • R.I.P. Craig Robbins: The WREC/Memphis morning host and 20-year market veteran died suddenly after suffering an apparent heart attack
  • Larsen Speaks Out On Controversial Stunt: Veteran WWBA/Tampa talk host Mark Larsen
  • Sliwa Expands To West Coast
  • Post Pontificates On PPM


  • News – Veterans, We Honor You
  • News – Vinnie Brown Resurfaces At KJLH
  • News – ONLY ON Urban Insite: Obama FCC transition team to push media/telecom diversity

All About Country

  • Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates Fearless Release Today
  • Jason Aldean debuts She’s Country Tomorrow Night
  • Fall Phase I Releases Today
  • It’s Sticks & Stones For John Michael Montgomery
  • COUNTRY Radio’s Ad Dollars
  • DVR Alert: Keni Thomas Guests On The 700 Club Today
  • WCTK/Providence Raises $10K For Calling All Troops
  • ACM Presents Country Concerts At The NFR