Radio News for Wednesday 10-29-2008

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

  • Arbitron Executives’ Stock Sales Eyed By Cuomo
  • Smyth Succeeds Bordes As Chairman Of Greater Media Board
  • Next Stop: Music World For Pokora-Sadowsky
  • Cutback Corner: KDKA, KROC
  • Sacked In Sacramento: Lemanski, Verdier Exit Entravision
  • Copps On The Fairness Doctrine. FCC commissioner doesn’t foresee it returning
  • Manning Exits 91X; Capone Takes Over
  • Sacked In Sacramento: Lemanski, Verdier Exit Entravision
  • Coronfly Back On The Scene
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Oct. 28, 2008
  • Pros On The Loose
  • Pros On The Loose – No. 2
  • CBS/Pittsburgh Now Five People Smaller
  • Taylor Sealed With A Kiss
  • Epperlein Out At Sirius XM
  • Wal-Mart Relaunches Digital Music Store, Drops Prices
  • Marino Headed To Hot 98.1
  • Univision, Zune Launching Music Download Service
  • Dial Global Appoints Ryan VP Of Sales Planning
  • Cumulus Layoffs Come To Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Interep Gets Temporary Green Light To Continue Operations
  • Arbitron’s Attempt To Block Cuomo Lawsuit DeniedIt’s A $2+ Million Buyout From Westwood For Beusse

All Access

  • Greater Media Names Peter Smyth Chair./CEO/Pres.
  • Sony Slammed With 72% Quarterly Loss
  • Big Media Stocks Suffer A Dismal Month
  • Political Spending On Clear Channel Radio Up
  • FCC Okays WAGE Hike
  • Changing Hands: Indiana FMs, Texas CP, Florida Translator
  • C-Span Wants To Air Supreme Court Indecency Argument Tapes
  • Time Inc. Plans About 600 Layoffs
  • Changing Hands: Indiana FMs, Texas CP, Florida Translator
  • All Access Exclusive: Sweep Through Summer Arbs Continues
  • Two Exit KROC-A-F
  • Raleigh’s Fan Adds ESPN Radio
  • Lawyer Sues CKNW For Website Defamation
  • Saunders Launches Website
  • IronPigs Move To ESPN 1230-1320 AM
  • UTV To Sell talk107/Edinburgh
  • WZNE Has Moved
  • New PPM Data Illustrates Hurricane Ike Impact
  • Is A Sale Close At Interep?
  • It’s A $2+ Million Buyout From Westwood For Beusse
  • Phil Manning Exits 91X; Capone Upped To PD
  • Report: Redstone In A Financial Squeeze
  • CBS/Pittsburgh Restructures Programming, Sales, Promotions
  • Two Exit Entravision/Sacramento
  • Dial Global Names Kevin Ryan VP/Sales Planning
  • Wal-Mart Relaunches Music Download Store
  • Alex Coronfly Joins Capitol Music Group
  • Karmazin Talks Up Sirius XM On TV Show
  • FCC Reduces Fine Against KBRN-A
  • CC Takes Waco Station Back From Trust
  • Angi Taylor Gets A Good Morning Kiss In Chicago
  • The Zakk Tyler Morning Show Exits WZGC
  • WLTE Names Kevin Murphy And Cheryl Kaye For Mornings
  • Marino Gets Hot In Greenville
  • CFEX Hires Carly Meyers For Middays
  • Top 40 WFIZ Launches
  • Lucas Leaving Power/Wichita
  • KEGE Ups Erin Michelle To PD

Radio Ink

  • Report: Cuomo Looking Into Arbitron Execs’ Stock Sales
  • Envision Radio Networks Moves To New HQ
  • Clear Channel Sees Big Political Spending
  • Ryan Joins Dial Global As VP
  • Beusse Leaves WW1 With $2 Million-Plus
  • Radio Pros Available
  • Jack Myers: There Are Still Opportunities
  • Interep Open For Business
  • Comprehensive Website Design Solution


  • Peter Smyth Adds Chairman Title At Greater Media
  • Sony Takes Quarterly Hit As Profits Plunge
  • Performers weigh in on FCC/”white space” debate
  • NY AG investigating Arbitron stock sale
  • Jim Cramer: Citadel Is In “Great Shape”
  • Hollywood braces for end of Kevin Martin era
  • Karmazin interview on Autoline

Inside Radio

  • Wal-Mart becomes a radio success story.
  • No Interep deal yet.
  • Out-of-home poised for growth.
  • Layoffs lead to growth for some.
  • Alliance rolls out HD holiday ads.
  • PPM panel feels Ike impact.
  • Pubcasters say listeners are still giving.
  • Copper bandits hit two stations.
  • Top jobs – updated daily.

Radio Business Report

  • Analyst: Sirius XM still overpriced
  • Trustee believes Interep has value
  • Federal judge kicks PPM fight to state court
  • Assessing the Interep impact
  • Smulyan salute raises cash
  • Google, WPP launch marketing research awards program
  • Emmis gets a Moody’s downgrade
  • RBR First Alert: Interep gets a 1-week reprieve
  • Indie artists not getting airplay
  • “The Bob & Tom Show” to air on WGN America
  • Mancow returns to Chicago, adds five

Radio Online

  • NY AG Cuomo Probes Stock Sales by Arbitron Executives
  • Peter Smyth Named Chairman of Greater Media Board
  • National Political Spending on CCR Up 98% Over 2006
  • Horizon Navigation Integrates CCTTN into Software
  • Phil Manning Exits XTRA-FM (91X)/San Diego as PD
  • GM Lemanski, GSM Verdier Exit Entravision/Sacramento
  • AWRT/Chicago Chapter Elects 2008/09 Board of Directors
  • WCMC (99.9 FM The Fan)/Raleigh Adds ESPN Radio
  • Dial Global Appoints Kevin Ryan VP of Sales Planning
  • Former WWI CEO Tom Beusse to Receive Over $2 Million
  • CBS/Pittsburgh Ousts Five Including B94 PD Ryan Mills
  • Angi Taylor joins CHR WKSC-FM (103.5 Kiss FM) Chicago as morning co-host
  • Chris Gardner joins soon-to-be Sports WMVN-FM (Sports/Talk 101.1)/St. Louis as afternoon producer
  • Radio America adds “The Roger Hedgecock Show” to its daily talk lineup

NTS Aircheck

  • An FM For KGO/San Francisco?
  • Cuomo Vs. Arbitron: It’s Getting Ugly
  • “Interep: What’s Happening And Where Do We Go From Here?”
  • Patrick Gets Pucked In South Florida
  • Cleveland-based Envision Radio Networks is moving to new headquarters
  • “Hold Your Nose And Vote For McCain!” That’s the advice of WLW/Cincinnati host Bill Cunningham
  • Coming Down The Home Stretch
  • Hey, Big Spender: Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama remained radio’s biggest advertiser
  • Judge Gives Go Ahead To NY AG Arbitron Suit
  • Arbitron Moves Forward


  • Jobs – Got Work? Need Work or Looking?
  • News – Mo’Nique Show Out At KDAY
  • News – Jennifer Hudson’s Brother-in-law
  • News – Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted

All About Country

  • CMT Poll Names Country Artists Most Qualified for Oval Office
    Zac Brown Band Has Album On The Way
    New Keith Urban Single Due Monday
    Peter Smyth Now Chairman Of Greater Media Board
    Music City Walk Of Fame Inducts 7
    Jennifer Rose Parker Joins Cherryheart Music
    Merlefest 2009 Line-Up Set
    WBR Nashville Launches A&R Team
    Wal-Mart Increases Radio Ad Spending
    $8k Raised For Local School During 2nd Annual Music Row Celebrity Chili Throwdown
    Dressing Like Dolly This Halloween Can Make You A Winner
    Moby Gets ‘Chicken Biscuits’ From Colt Ford
    Len Snow, Ex-Pro Jock Celebrates Release of 80 Proof CD Tonight at 8 pm in Hollywood Disco
    This Sunday: ‘Beer For My Horses’ Premieres On CMT
    Ryan Joins Dial Global As VP
    Curb’s Adrian Michaels Rear-Ended By Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney
    Q3 Online Ad Prices Plunge
    Sony Suffers a 72% Quarterly Loss
    Changes at Entravision/Sacramento
    Ben Bennett New CMA Online & Mobile Marketing Manager
    Michael Scott To Ride and Perform At Ft. Hood Bike Rally
    Bluefield Visits WBEE/Rochester
    Shawna Russell Releases Video EPK
    Rascal Flatts Visit Blair Garner
    Dow Trades Up Nearly 900-Points–Little Response From Broadcast Issues
    Don Kellogg Sufaces In Monroe, LA
    Month Of Oc-Toby At KSOP/Salt Lake City
    Craig Morgan Heads Back To The Big Apple
    WCTK/Providence is Calling All Troops
    CBS/Pittsburgh Restructures
    Little Jimmy Dickens Gets Tennessee Titan Football
    Collin Raye Entertains Operation Kids Award Gala
    DeAnne Moore Acts Across From Barney
    Westwood One Gives CEO $2,000,000 To Go Away
    Fitz In The Morning Seattle’s Favorite Personality
    CMA Awards Names Reese Witherspoon A Presenter
    Julianne Hough Undergoes Surgery
    CRB Welcomes Mike McVay To The Board
    Coyote Calhoun Happy To Be at WAMZ/Louisville