Radio News for Tuesday November 4th 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

  • R&R To Honor Larry King. Pioneering radio, TV host to receive N/T/S Career Excellence Award
  • Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius
  • Baltimore Gets FM Sports Station
  • All’s Well That Ends Well For Tidwell
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Launch Of The iPod – Oct. 23, 2001
  • Sansone Announces Retirement
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 3, 2008
  • Def Jam Exec VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide
  • Escalante & Indie Break Up
  • Entravision Radio Cuts 20+
  • Three Exit Finest City
  • Classic Hip-Hop Lives In Phoenix On KNRJ
  • Walton Exits CC/Delaware
  • Interep’s Components Are Getting Offers, Trustee Says
  • Services Set For Tommy Frank
  • Fall Out Boy Set Guinness Record
  • Chart Highlights: T.I. Controls Top Two At Rhythmic
  • Election Coverage Round Up
  • Valentino’s Promotion Promotion At WABB

All Access

  • Supreme Court To Hear Indecency Arguments Today
  • Redstone: Viacom, CBS Stock Sales ‘Highly Unusual’
  • Rumors Of New D.C. Talker Grow
  • Report: Most Marketers ‘Tightening Their Belts’
  • Lucian Grainge Honored In London
  • Murder Victim Was Former Stern Intern
  • CKX Scuttles Plan To Go Private
  • Permittee Donates Indiana FM
  • KKOL/Seattle Gets Down To Business
  • Thompson To Take Over U.K.’s RadioCentre
  • Elder, McIntyre, Rantel Anchor KABC Election Coverage
  • Monkey Nips WTOP Reporter
  • Kellett Does WBT Tonight
  • Cheerleaders Stand In For Voters In Line
  • WMSR’s Shoals Zombie Walk

Radio Ink

  • Supreme Court Hears ‘Fleeting Indecency’ Arguments Today
  • WHFS/Baltimore Goes From Talk To Sports
  • Veteran Broadcaster Sansone Retires
  • Smyth: ‘We Can Begin To Sell Again’
  • Tidwell Named Southern Star COO
  • Westwood One Sets Q3 Earnings Release
  • CPB Accepting Digital Radio Grant Applications
  • Diversity Committee Recommends Fee Waivers
  • Shareholders’ Group Sues Sirius XM


  • Report: EMI To Outsource U.S. Ops?
  • Def Jam EVP Stewart Dies Suddenly
  • Sirius Shareholders Sue Sirius XM Radio Management
  • Bob & Tom Debut On WGN Tonight
  • EMI Music names Angelica Cob-Baehler SVP of Publicity and Creative Services
  • More cutbacks at Emmis
  • WHFS flips to all Sports, MySpace
  • MTV Networks and Auditute team up
  • Labels offer more free music online
  • Supreme Court set for indecency case
  • Peter Smyth’s radio recovery act
  • BBC “to pay top stars less”

Inside Radio

  • Supreme Court takes on indecency today.
  • Regardless of winner, FCC will change.
  • 4.4% of October’s ads were political.
  • Swing state cluster goes ad-free.
  • GM airs “Red Tag” ads early.
  • Smyth: “We can begin to sell again.”
  • Court approves Interep trustee.
  • Shareholders sue Sirius XM.
  • All-Christmas comes early.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s considering downgrades for two radio companies
  • Ratings agencies assess radio’s creditworthiness
  • It looks like around five suitors for Interep
  • Interep wind-up moves forward
  • CBS Radio launches FM Sports talker in Baltimore
  • Shareholder repeats claims against Sirius XM
  • Arbitron, Gary Fries meet with diary caucus for improvements
  • Sports/Talk 101.1 announces Saint Louis University Billikens Basketball partnership
  • CBS Radio Detroit offering four Christmas channels

Radio Online

  • Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius XM Management
  • KCSC-FM/Dallas President/GM Victor Sansone Retires
  • CBS Radio Launches Baltimore’s First FM Sports Outlet
  • Sierra H Broadcasting Launches ‘The Beat’ in Phoenix
  • Lance Tidwell to Join Southern Star Broadcasting as COO
  • Cornbread Still Very Much Employed at WIL/St. Louis
  • Westwood One to Distribute Tony Bruno’s “Into The Night”
  • Lu Valentino is named Marketing and Promotions Director with CHR WABB-FM/Mobile.
  • Bonneville/St. Louis adds John Biver to WMVN-FM (Sports/Talk 101.1) team.
  • Classic Rock KLBJ-FM/Austin Assistant PD/midday host is out over budget cuts after 26 years with the station.

NTS Aircheck

  • Election 2008: It’s On
  • “We Must Change Our Way Of Thinking”: That’s the challenge from Greater Media President/CEO Peter Smyth
  • CBS Radio/Baltimore Debuts FM Sports/Talker
  • R.I.P. Nick Mangione


  • New Releases – T-Pain
  • News – Sen. Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died
  • News – The Final Stretch – Black Radio Do Your Part

All About Country

  • Blake Shelton Gears Up For Startin’ Fires Release
  • AAC Special: Voting And Arbitron On This Election Day
  • Opry Begins It’s Winter Run At The Ryman
  • Mark Wills’ Familiar Stranger Releases Today
  • Victor Sansone Has Retired From Citadel-ABC/Dallas
  • CRB Honors Merle Haggard & Shelia Shipley Biddy
  • Katie Armiger Hosts People.com’s Coverage Of CMA Red Carept
  • Circiut City To Close 155 Stores Nationwide
  • Brad Paisley Fan Jumps On Stage At Saturday Night’s Opry
  • KYGO/Denver Pursues High School COUNTRY Fans
  • GAC Searches For Top 50 Videos Of 2008
  • Hannah Montana Presents At CMA Awards
  • Rhonda Towns Puts Slow Rain In The Fast Lane
  • Faith’s Shape Magazine Cover Bikini Pic