Radio News for Wednesday, 9/3/2008

– Updated @ 10:18am Eastern

Radio and Records

  • AHAA, Coalition File FCC Petition About PPM
  • Kraddick, Rosin Nominated As ‘President Of Radio’
  • Updated: Kapugi Joins Tribune Interactive
  • Kapugi Joins Tribune Interactive
  • Red Zebra Throws A Tantum
  • Great White Offers $1M In Deadly Nightclub Blaze
  • Tidwell Steps Down From The Wolf
  • Arbitron Names Kummer EVP, Chief Quality Officer
  • Radio Reacts To Gustav
  • ‘Local Radio’ Tactics Keep Small Markets Humming, Up 1%
  • Myrtle Beach Gets MOViN
  • Triton Media Adds Parsons To Executive Team
  • Birmingham Catches Its Ballance
  • Oldies Cruises Into Denver
  • Obit: Jerry Reed
  • Luck Is With WAY-FM
  • ‘Playhouse’ Gets Sonic
  • KCUV Fades Into The Sunset
  • La Poderosa Hits Boise
  • New Rochester Sports Station
  • Chart Highlights: Country, Alternative Find Something to ‘Believe’ In
  • Unrest At KPFA
  • WAMU Local ‘Morning Edition’ Host Takes On New Role
  • State Senator Wants WPRO To Discipline DePetro
  • In A World Without Don LaFontaine…
  • Tejano Returns To Austin

    All Access

    • NABOB Joins Spanish Broadcasters Petitioning Against PPM, Arbitron Responds Again
    • Baltimore Gets Third Sports Station
    • Putting ‘The BJ/MJ Band’ Back Together?
    • Sammy Hagar Wants You To Care ‘Right Now’
    • More Beach Music For Myrtle Beach
    • CHAM/Hamilton Flips To Talk
    • Astral Media Radio Sales Reps Pattison’s Kelowna Pair
    • Sporting News Radio Launches Morning Show
    • Bulgaria Closes Local BBC World Service FM
    • WFOY Adds VirtualNewsCenter
    • Royals Voice Denny Matthews’ Mother Dies
    • Tribune Sets Interactive Exec. Staff
    • Lance Tidwell Exits KKWF, Search On For New PD


    • Universal Music Posts Gains; Vivendi Turns A Profit
    • Jeff Kapugi joins Tribune
    • Voiceover giant Don LaFontaine passes away
    • Brian Parsons joins Triton Media as EVP of Technology

    Radio Ink

    • Arbitron: Groups Not Acknowledging PPM Progress
    • AHAA, SRA, Others Ask For PPM Investigation
    • Vox Signs With Eastlan In Vermont
    • KFN/Denver Goes Oldies As KRWZ
    • KKFN/Denver Goes Oldies As KRWZ
    • Parsons Joins Triton As EVP/Technology
    • Take Listener Relationships To The Next Level
    • Content Factory To Launch Pro Football Fantasy Weekly
    • WROC/Rochester Flips To Sports
    • Beasley’s WQAM Re-Ups With University Of Miami
    • Kummer Tapped As Arbitron EVP/Chief Quality Officer

    Inside Radio

    • Groups ask FCC for emergency action to block PPM rollout.
    • Arbitron: FCC has no power to regulate.
    • Spreadsheets blamed for falling revenues.
    • Radio “dodged a big bullet.”
    • Indiscretion causes reissue.
    • McCain camp pulls ads.
    • Content Factory’s new fantasy.
    • Lawmaker wants DePetro punished.

    Radio Business Report

    • Why small markets beat big ones
    • Groups demand FCC probe of PPM
    • Four journalists arrested at GOP Convention
    • Transactions: 9-03-08
    • NAB Radio Show to discuss HD Radio monetization
    • WEEI revamps weekend lineup
    • Talkmeisters set to invade Capitol Hill
    • Obama campaign carries Ayers fight to WGN

    Radio Online

    • NABOB Joins with Hispanic Groups Seeking PPM Probe
    • Radio One Rolls Out Posting Service in Houston Market
    • Lance Tidwell Exits KKWF (100.7 The Wolf)/Seattle as PD
    • NABOB Joins With SRA Asking FCC to Investigate PPM
    • Tate Luck Named Network PD of WAY-FM’s CHRSN
    • Entercom/Rochester Flips WROC-AM to All Sports
    • Beasley’s WQAM/Miami Renews UM Hurricanes Sports
    • Triton Media Names Brian Parsons Exec. VP/Technology
    • Arbitron Ups Kummer to Exec. VP/Chief Quality Officer
    • Ballance Joins WMJJ-FM (Magic 96.5)/Birmingham as PD
    • Phillip David March Exits WMOJ (Mojo)/Cincinnati as PD
    • CC/Atlanta Appoints Melissa Forrest as President/MM
    • Cromwell Returns ”The Party” to Nashville Airwaves
    • Dave Ervin Resigns as KMOX-AM/St. Louis VP/GM
    • Arbitron to Reissue Spring/Fall Ratings in Jonesboro AR


    • Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize
    • Promoter Ordered To Pay Ne-Yo $700K
    • Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits
    • Ludacris’ Busy Fall: New Album, Two Films
    • New Scott Weiland Solo Disc On The Way
    • New Kids Promise ‘Big Show’ On Fall Tour
    • Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month


    • WRBJ Adds Baisden and Coco Brother
    • WJMZ Taps Joe for a Live Show
    • Sheila Eldridge Out In Augusta
    • Radio One Cuts Keep Coming
    • Radio One
    • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville, West Palm Beach
    • Richard Nash has been appointed SVP/Urban Promotions for Capitol Music Group.

    All About Country

    • Broadcasters Prepared For Gustav
    • John Rich ‘Raises McCain’ At The Republican Convention Tomorrow
    • ‘Personal Reasons’ Causes Sandman To Exit WSOC
    • Happy Birthday To Big Machine Records
    • George Jones University Announces Music Industry Speakers For Upcoming Seminar
    • Cha-Cha-Changes At American Country Magazine
    • Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe Hosts Benefit Concert
    • Jewel Has The Country Passion
    • Learn The Future of RADIO
    • Scott Michaels Takes PD Post At KHSL/Chico, CA
    • Jerry Butler Becomes Cumulus/Albany, GA Market Manager
    • Clear Channel Selects Melissa Forrest As Atlanta’s Market Manager
    • Carrie Underwood Captures Another Career Milestone

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