Radio News for Wednesday, 8/27/2008

– updated @ 7:07pm Eastern

Radio and Records

  • Obama Ads Removed From Web Sites
  • SRA Responds To Arbitron
  • FCC Ponders HD Radio On Sat Receivers
  • Nasdaq Approves Radio One Transfer Of Class A Shares
  • CBS Radio Reorgs Management Roles
  • Ottawa Expands Its Dial
  • 35 Pivotal Moments In R&R History: Payola Rears Its Ugly Head Again
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Aug. 26, 2008
  • Programmers From PPM Markets To Share Insights At R&R Convention
  • Kevin Martin To Address NAB Radio Show Breakfast
  • Nashville Loses Its V
  • Wheeler To Bid Farewell To The Bull/Birmingham
  • Phillips New Wolf MD
  • Harold Joins McDowell’s FCC Staff Dr.
  • Dre’s Son, 20, Found Dead
  • Chart Highlights: Sullivan Tops Urban, Urban Tops Country
  • WPGC Names Scorpio OM
  • Mitchem To Return To D.C.
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Growing Up With ‘YSP/Philly
  • Russ Egan New PD At KYOT

All Access

  • Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Websites
  • Spanish Radio Group Rebuts Arbitron’s PPM Progress
  • FCC Commissioner Targets Media Consolidation
  • NASDAQ OKs Radio One Stock Move
  • Report: Financing For Death Row Purchase Set
  • Whole Lotta Stunting Continues In Nashville
  • Sirius And AMTC Cut Ties
  • Florida Keys Station Sold
  • Translator/HD2 Simulcast Keeps ‘Touch’ On FM In Harrisburg
  • Forth One/Edinburgh Shuffles Lineup
  • Global, GCap to Merge Sales Staffs November 1
  • Imus Sidekick Bartlett Ailing
  • Sporting News Partners With Legends Poll
  • KJR, KVI Try Out WikiTalk.com
  • Ball State, Backyard Ink New Deal
  • Tooker Takes Lead To Help Fire Victims
  • Matthews Voice Adds Three More
  • Will FCC Require HD In Sat Receivers?

Friday Morning Quarterback

  • DMC-Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Web Sites
  • PPM Panelists Tell All At NAB Radio Show
  • Death Row Deal Back On Track?
  • WXPN Believes In The “Power Of Song” In September

Radio Ink

  • SRA: Arbitron’s Response To Hispanic Measurement Concerns Disappointing
  • Sirius XM Joins Stand Up To Cancer Benefit
  • Nasdaq Approves Radio One Transfer
  • Canadian Ad Sales Up 6 Percent In 2007
  • WLS-AM Welcomes Pat Cassidy
  • CBS Radio Reorganizes Management Team
  • FCC Considers HD Radio, Sirius XM-Compatible Receivers

Inside Radio

  • SRA “disappointed” with Arbitron.
  • Florida GM dead at 61.
  • G. Gordon Liddy goes C-Span.
  • A slow rebuilt for Illinois combo.
  • DNC pulls Obama ads over racy content.
  • July was a tough month for online.
  • “The Internet is not immune to the recession.”
  • CBS Radio sees digital as “increasingly important.”
  • Broadcasters seek strict EEO disclosure.
  • Radio One changes Nasdaq exchange.
  • Radio One changes Nasdaq exchange.
  • Sporting News partners with “legends.”

Radio Business Report

  • Struble delivers sermon on HD
  • Payola And Plugola (FCC Fines Made Easy!)
  • White hot radio gains 6% in 2007
  • Host under fire in Phoenix
  • Two big adds for Kingsley
  • Non-spot is off, off-air is on, Q2 is down
  • Mobility in Portland


  • Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1
  • T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump
  • Blogger Arrested Over Guns N’ Roses Leaks
  • Snow Patrol Sets Date For ‘Suns’ ‘
  • Suge’ Knight Busted For Assault, Drugs In Vegas
  • Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box


  • Radio Dips 7% in First Half of ’08
  • SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks


  • News – Dr. Dre’s Son Found Dead
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte, Birmingham

All About Country

  • Longtime COUNTRY GM Ed Cearley Dead at 61
  • Kristi Lee Cook Visits KKNG/Oklahoma City
  • Mitch Morgan Celebrates 25 Years At WMIL/Milwaukee
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Shoots Video For Somebody Said A Prayer
  • Keith Hill Opens The Music Scheduling University
  • The Inside Scoop On Josh Gracin’s Unbelievable (Ann Marie)
  • Yvette Arledge Joins Cherry Heart Music
  • CCMA’s Add Randy Bachman & Crystal Shawanda As Performers
  • Keith Urban’s Back Injury Not Serious Josh Turner Does Joe’s Pub In NYC
  • RAB’s Jeff Haley Keynotes NAB Show Luncheon
  • Arbitron’s Summer Phase I Trends Continue
  • WKDF/Nashville Sends In New On-Air Team
  • An Era Ends As Patti Leaves Birmingham Radio
  • Mark Phillips Takes KPLX/Dallas PM Drive/MD
  • FCC Asks: Should Sirius XM Radios Include HD Radio?
  • Cracker Barrel Presents – Kenny Rogers: 50-Years
  • The Marty Stuart Show Debuts On RFD-TV
  • Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 Returns To Nashville & Philadelphia
  • Sonya Isaacs Signs With Disney Music Publishing
  • KVET/Austin Kicks Up The Texas Red Dirt
  • Trisha Survives 60-mile Walk And In-Flight Emergency
  • COUNTRY Stars Join In For Jerry’s Kids
  • Robynn James’ Raises $194,000 For Cure Kids Cancer
  • Charlie Allen Takes The Grand Tour Of The New XM Facility
  • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Top Americana Adds
  • Jimmy Wayne Is GAC’s Artist Of The Month
  • The New Music Awards Set For November 22nd
  • Radio Pays Record Royalties To BMI
  • Sugarland Plays Denver’s Red Rocks For The Environment
  • Arbitron Posts More Summer Phase I Returns
  • Show Dog Nashville Grabs Two Music Row Execs
  • Tim McGraw Headlines The Music City Jam
  • NAB Radio Show To Feature FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
  • Presidential Hopeful Chad Brock Sits Down with Country Weekly
  • BMI Breaks Another Records With $901 Million in Annual Revenue
  • Advertisers To Slash Advertising Budgets Says Report

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