Radio News for Tuesday November 18th 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

  • Cumulus Picks Nielsen For Ratings In 50 Markets. Clear Channel also hires service in 17 of same markets
  • The Cumulus 50
  • House Investigators Seek Meeting With FCC’s Martin
  • Globe Revolves Into Budget Cut Zone
  • Cameron Takes Over Emmis/New York
  • Mark Phillips Named KPLX PD
  • Yahoo! CEO Yang To Step Down
  • Cell-Phone Modem Improves Representation Of 18-34 Group In PPM Sample
  • St. Sauveur Named WXRV GM
  • Update: Univision Radio Revenue Down 3%
  • Crawford Appointed COO Of TRN
  • Deminski & Doyle To Take Over WCSX Mornings
  • KCRW Announces Jason Bentley As New Music Directo

All Access

  • Nielsen Jumps Into The Radio Ratings Business
  • Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang Exits
  • ABC Podcast Of Obama Speech Tops iTunes Chart
  • Atlanta Passes Philly As Market #7
  • Fragrance Maker Sues Prince
  • Sold: Carolina AM, Montana CP
  • WDTW PD John Trapane To Join Capitol Records/Nashville
  • Don Wade And Roma Ink New Deal With WLS
  • Smells Like Christmas At K104.7
  • Man Takes Over U.K. Station, Swears On Air
  • Boortz To Keynote MFM/BCCA Confab
  • WGN’s Rosenberg Honored With Humanities Medal
  • Chattanooga Talker Mulls Run For Office
  • FoxRock Consultancy Launches
  • WFNI’s Kravitz Walking To Kokomo
  • KABC, KLOS Raise Funds For Fire Victims
  • WRCN Gets ‘Live In Concert’
  • It’s Time For Revenge Of The Blue Christmas
  • Fisher Lands Lite In Chicago

Radio Ink

  • RAB Posts Automaker’s Plea To Radio
  • Wireless Modems Boost Cellphone-Only, 18-34 PPM Samples
  • Phillips Upped To PD At KPLX/Dallas
  • CAIR Denied Legal Fees In Savage Suit
  • $99,298.00 in New Business Revenue YTD
  • Cameron Heads Emmis/New York As SVP/GM
  • NYMRAD Celebrates Top Advertisers At Annual Holiday Party
  • Crawford Named Talk Radio Network COO
  • Stephan MultiMedia Adds Weekend Tech Show


  • House Investigation Sets Deadline For Kevin Martin
  • Alexandra Cameron Upped At Emmis-New York
  • Sirius XM layoffs continue
  • KJEE/Santa Barbara off-air due to fires
  • Jeff Straughn upped to SVP of Strategic Marketing for IDJMG
  • Jason Bentley named KCRW MD and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic
  • Who will lead Obama-era FCC?

Inside Radio

  • Nielsen returns to radio.
  • Radio “natural extension” for Nielsen.
  • New attitude helped enlist Clear Channel.
  • More groups may jump to Nielsen.
  • CBS Radio doubles up in L.A.
  • Radio recovers from wildfires.
  • Savage scores victory against CAIR.
  • President honors WGN’s Rosenberg

Radio Business Report

  • Nielsen jumps into radio measurement
  • Arbitron cuts its phone bill
  • Three more get downgrades from Moody’s
  • W Radio 690 AM launches “De Regreso a Casa”
  • Michael Savage beats CAIR in court ruling
  • Volvo, CC Radio extend relationship to traffic info to Canadian users
  • FMC welcomes new administration
  • Arbitron agrees to targets for diary markets

Radio Online

  • Emmis/New York Elevates Alex Cameron to Senior VP/GM
  • Mark Phillips Upped to KPLX (99.5 The Wolf)/Dallas PD
  • Cell Modem Ups PPM Cell-Phone Only Response Rates
  • Obama May Choose a Woman to Fill FCC’s Top Post
  • Talk Radio Network Promotes William Crawford to COO
  • Univision Q3 Net Revenues Down 2.8%, Radio Declines
  • Lorrin Palagi Exits WTGB-FM/Washington DC as PD
  • KMG Names Denson VP/Network Credit & Collections
  • Judge Rejects Demand for Legal Fees in Savage Suit
  • Greater Media taps veteran radio hosts Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle to host mornings (6-10am) on Classic Rock WCSX-FM/Detroit

NTS Aircheck

  • Deminski & Doyle Return To Motown Airwaves
  • Crawford Upped At TRN
  • George Noory Explains It All For You
  • Memorial Set For Andrew Ashwood


  • News – Nielsen to Measure Radio Audiences in 50 Cumulus Markets
  • News – Single Ladies – Beyonce & Justin Timberlake on SNL
  • Airchecks – Warren Ballentine Show Celebrates Obama Win
  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati
  • News – Alexandra Cameron of Emmis/New York now VP/GM
  • News – Rickey Smiley on WERQ
  • Arbitron – Cleveland, Baltimore

All About Country

  • Country Music Heads To China
  • Lee Greenwood Takes His Place On National Arts Council
  • John Trapane Joins Capitol Nashville
  • Toby Walker Is Americana’s Most-Added Album
  • Cumulus Chooses Neilsen For Ratings In Markets 100+
  • Jerry Montano Sues John Rich Over A Beer Bottle
  • Start A Band Video Starts Today
  • Stephen Cochran Spends Thanksgiving With Fellow Veterans
  • Luke Bryan Endorses Miller Lite
  • Richie Fields’ Devil In The Mirror Out Now
  • Paintings Of Many Country Hits On Display
  • Next Conclave Webinar: Social Networking
  • Buy Jewel’s Perfectly Clear–Donate To Country Music Hall Of Fame
  • Mark Phillips Now KPLX-99.5 The Wolf/Dallas PD
  • Dan Halyburton Returns To Texas