Radio News for Tuesday November 25th 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

  • Analyst: Radioland Returns To The Bad Ol’ Days. October radio revenue off 10%
  • WMG Digital Revenue Up 39%
  • ‘Half Of Radio Companies Will Be Gone In 36 Months,’ Forecasts Dickey
  • McGuinn New Current PD
  • Bubba The Love Sponge’s Radio Empire Grows
  • Chart Highlights: Beyonce Notches No. 1 ‘Single’
  • Bayliss Puts Radio Roast On Hiatus
  • Moultrie, Bettelli Partner Up For Broadcast Partners
  • Symonds Conquers CC/Richmond
  • Kizart Departs Interep
  • Ganbarg Named Atlantic Executive VP, A&R
  • Love Joins ABC Radio Networks
  • RTNDA Wants FCC To Resist Additional Rules On Spots
  • Group Asks FCC To Ban Embedded Ads Aimed At Kids
  • Anton Named Recording Academy’s VP Of Digital Media
  • Scarborough: El Paso, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Memphis Top Texting Cities
  • Lazer Wins Counterclaim

All Access

  • WMG Q4 Revs Decline 1.5%
  • Court To Hear Katz Interep Bid Today
  • CL King Report: It’s Gonna Get Worse
  • Chapman To Exit BBC World Service
  • Clear Channel Announces Modified Dutch Auction
  • WLCC/Tampa Donated To MMTC
  • NYC Gets Dueling Christmas Stations
  • Williams Gets Morning Nod At WGN
  • Neighbors Block Construction Of New Alaska AM
  • Chuck Matthews Heads To Sandusky
  • Zac Brown Band Gets Their #1
  • Jo Dee Messina, 6 Months Pregnant, To Run 5-Mile Race
  • Paisley & Urban Join St. Jude’s ‘Thanks And Giving’ Campaign
  • Clay Walker & Band Against MS Donate To Nat’l Pediatric MS Center
  • KZSN Helps Sponsor Holiday SafeRiders Program
  • WMBA Accepting Membership Applications
  • Furr Set To Fill In At WBT
  • Elvis Premieres Britney’s New Track
  • Star 102.5 Helps Collect 95 Tons Of Food
  • Stay In Sarah Fraser’s Apt During Obama’s Inauguration …

Radio Ink

  • House Committee Head Rips FCC’s Martin
  • MPR Names McGuinn PD At The Current
  • Bubba The Love Sponge Picks Up New Markets
  • Moultrie & Bettelli Team To Launch Broadcast Partners
  • Hispanic Ad Group Still “Disappointed” With PPM
  • RAB: October revenue down 10 percent
  • Atlantic Records names Pete Ganbarg EVP/A&R
  • Cumulus CEO warns of further economic troubles for radio


  • No Bayliss Radio Roast In 2009
  • RTNDA To FCC: Don’t Tighten The Sponsorship Rules
  • Stedman Named PD Of WMXJ/Miami
  • Analyst: 2008 May Be Radio’s Worst Year Since ’54
  • Dickey: ‘Big Shakeout’ On The Way
  • FCC Extends Filing Deadlines For FM Digital Upgrade
  • Bubba Adds Four New Markets
  • Station Contest Leads To Lawsuit

Inside Radio

  • Consultant: Make radio like Wal-Mart.
  • How sweet it is: Radio boosts Hershey’s.
  • Interep-Katz deal goes to court.
  • Bayliss Radio Roast goes on hiatus.
  • October closes down 10%.
  • Bubba’s Sirius future in doubt.
  • Tops for texting: El Paso.
  • Look who’s on the loose — again.

Radio Business Report

  • Prediction: Two years left for satellite radio
  • A past Arbitron competitor’s take on the new competitor
  • Wall Street dumps Arbitron’s stock
  • Bayliss takes a break
  • This may be one for the history books
  • The silver lining in bleak October
  • Bubba the Love Sponge adds four

Radio Online

  • Adelstein Says FCC Has ‘Clear Authority’ to Probe PPM
  • Bill Stedman Returns to WMXJ (Majic 102.7)/Miami as PD
  • CBS Corporation Ups Joseph Ianniello to Deputy CFO
  • ABC Names Love Director/Programming for Baisden Show
  • Symonds Joins CC/Richmond as OM, WTVR (Lite FM) PD
  • Report: Dickey Says Radio Industry Heads for a Shakeout
  • RTNDA Asks FCC to Maintain Current Sponsorship Rules
  • Bill Crawford of AC KCST-FM/Florence, OR, is out
  • Country KRST-FM/Albuquerque afternoon host Ann Perkins exits

NTS Aircheck

  • Don Imus sidekick/newsman Charles McCord
  • Glen Gardner and Tim Morrissey are on the beach after the cutback express rolled through WTDY/Madison
  • Mike Love is named Director/Programming and Distribution For ABC Radio Networks’


  • Mike Love to ABC Network
  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Richmond, Jacksonville and Baton Rouge
  • News – Lew Dickey, Jr. “Radio Industry Heads For Shakeout”

All About Country

  • Jo Dee Messina: 6-Months Pregnant & Ready To Run
  • We Haven’t Seen Losses Like This Since 1954
  • Tim & Faith and Keith & Nicole Are Country’s ‘Power Couples’
  • Jimmy Wayne Honored By His Native North Carolina
  • Judge Decides The Fate Of Katz-Interep Deal Today
  • Saturday Night In Hollywood It Was The New Music Awards
  • Trace Adkins X Releases Today
  • CMT Compresses & Ejects Top People In Restructuring Move
  • Shane Allen Moves To Management
  • Clay Walker’s BAMS Give $100,000 To National Pediatric MS Center
  • Eddie Haskell Is Back On-The-Air
  • Emerson Drive’s David Pinchette Now A Daddy
  • Charlie Cook Is New Host For USRN’s The Road
  • Big D & Bubba Now On 50-Stations
  • Ken Moultrie & Mike Bettelli Form Broadcast Partners
  • Mark Chesnutt’s Guitar Player Injures Hand