Radio News for Wednesday December 10 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

  • RADAR 99 Says Radio Listening Is Up. Now Reaches More Than 234 Million
  • Charlie Will Walk As Epic President
  • Committee Finds ‘Abuse Of Power’ At Martin’s FCC
  • Ongaro To Model Legal Briefs
  • Kage Upped To PD At KQKS
  • Cruise In PD Control At U92
  • Greenhut Joins iBiquity In Sales Role
  • Media Analyst Jim Boyle Is Latest Victim Of Wall Street Cuts
  • Sony Eliminating Up To 16,000 Jobs
  • Bob Coen Offers Bleak 2009 Ad Forecast
  • WXTU Names Del Core GSM
  • Tribune Claims No Wrongdoing In Blagojevich Case
  • Hamilton Remixed For Your Pleasure
  • Evan Promoted As Riviera/Las Vegas Restructures Sales Dept.
  • Boyko Brings Brand-Building Expertise To Radio Mercury Awards
  • Dueling Reports: Nielsen vs. Arbitron
  • Updated: Industry Mourns Steve Young
  • Cutback Corner: XEPRS, KCMD, WDYT
  • WTSO/Madison Says ‘On Wisconsin’

All Access

  • RADAR 99: Radio Listening Up
  • Menendez, Salazar Want FCC Probe Of PPM
  • Magna Forecasts Lower Ad Spending
  • TargetSpot, Slacker Ink Ad Sales Deal
  • Analyst Boyle Exits CL King
  • iBiquity Names Greenhut To Sales Post
  • Station Sales: Wash. State Combo, FMs in Kansas, Missouri
  • Blues Take Radio In-House As Bud Productions Closes
  • AllAccess.com Special: 2008 Year End Hot Picks
  • Riviera Ups Evan
  • WUMB Cancels ’09 Boston Folk Festival
  • Former KMOJ DJ ‘Q The Blacksmith’ Dies After Tasering By Police
  • WCHL Names Schwartz ND
  • Kubek Wins Hall Of Fame’s Frick Award
  • WGN Offers Personalized Chicago Calendars
  • Jeff Katz Ready For Action
  • Spanier: In Play?
  • WUZZ Gives Away Alice Cooper’s ‘Balls’
  • WMNF/Tampa Station Mgr. Vicki Santa Dies

Radio Ink

  • House Dems Call Martin’s FCC ‘Dysfunctional’
  • FCC Responds To Congressional Report
  • Menendez & Salazar Seek FCC PPM Inquiry
  • Kage On Rocky Mountain High As New KQKS PD
  • Web Ad Design On A Dime!
  • Boyle Exits CL King
  • Kropp Joins Media Monitors
  • Gardner Is All (Loyal) Ears
  • DG Mourns Young
  • ICBC & Sheridan Join Free Radio Alliance


  • Investigation Finds “Abuses Of Power” At FCC
  • Industry Mourns Loss Of Programmer Steve Young
  • Sirius Shareholder Lawsuit Dismissed
  • John E. Kage named PD at KQKS/Denver
  • Sony plans to cut 8000 jobs
  • analyst Jim Boyle exits CL King & Assocs.
  • Universities considering music fees
  • no new DRM-free iTunes news
  • EMI requires steady holiday sales
  • media preps for tough 2009

Inside Radio

  • Nielsen’s got big (city) plans.
  • Retailers cut holiday ad buys.
  • One group finds the bottom – maybe.
  • How’s Business? “Sluggish.”
  • Senators push for PPM review.
  • TargetSpot, Slacker team for sales.
  • Tough times scrap station festival.
  • Clear Channel repatriates stations.

Radio Business Report

  • Business will get better by the spring
  • Fox chooses Motorola for transition to all HD
  • New Remix Top 40 from Hollywood Hamilton
  • Dial Global mourns the loss of Steve Young
  • María Antonieta Collins launches syndicated show
  • Russ Martin fired from Live 105.3 after flip

Radio Online

  • Report Accuses FCC’s Kevin Martin of Abuse of Power
  • John E. Kage Promoted To KQKS-FM/Denver Program Dir.
  • WXTU-FM/Philadelphia Appoints Russ Del Core as GSM
  • KUUU (U92)/Salt Lake Ups Cruise to Program Director
  • Riviera/Las Vegas Ups Evan to Regional Sales Manager
  • USRN to Launch ”Hollywood Hamilton’s Remix Top 40”
  • ICBC, Sheridan Broadcasting Join Free Radio Alliance
  • Connoisseur-owned Rock WRKT-FM/Erie, PA, Program Director Ron Kline (pictured) adds programming duties at co-owned Country WTWF-FM.
  • Media Monitors adds 15-year industry sales vet Michael Kropp to its team of sales execs.
  • Sports XEPRS/San Diego Program Director and midday co-host Joe Tuttino

NTS Aircheck

  • Kyl Speaks Out On Fairnes
  • DFW Gets A Third Sports/Talker
  • Hit The Road, Doug
  • Dial-Global Senior Programming Consultant Steve Young died following a heart attack while on vacation yesterday


  • Airchecks – Big Mo, 102 Jamz, Greenboro NC
  • News – WTLZ’s PD Eugene Brown Exits
  • Production – Nikki Nicole “2 Hot4Radio Sounds

All About Country

  • Country Thunder USA Offers Ticket ‘Lay-Aways’
  • Tracy Lawrence Helps Raise 1,700 Turkey Legs & $20K
  • Keep Everybody In Your Loop
  • Todd Fritsch Celebrates The Season With Mary Had A Little Boy
  • Dingo Added To CMT Radio Live With Cody Alan
  • Radio Still The Medium Of The Masses
  • Kenn McCloud Returns To Work
  • Congress: FCC ‘Disfunctional’ Under Chairman Martin
  • WBBN/Hattiesburg, MS Gives Free Concert For Kids
  • There’s A Lotta New Music Out There
  • Luke Bryan & Titan’s Toys
  • K92/Orlando Fills 7-Ton Vehicle With Toys
  • Andy Griggs Grand Marshall Of Annual Christmas Parade
  • Dawn Ferris Is Now A ‘Mommy’
  • New General Sales Manager For WXTU/Philadelphia
  • Vince Gill Is Country Music Hall Of Fame’s 2009 Artist In Residence
  • KBEQ/Kansas City’s TJ Marries Matt On-Air
  • Where COUNTRY Radio’s $$ Came From
  • Sarah Buxton & Santa Help Find 10,000 Toys For Kids
  • Bucky Covington Plays LIVE From the Eagle’s Nest
  • Dial Global Mourns Loss Of Steve Young
  • 900 Attend Cat Country 98.1/Providence Story Teller Concert
  • COUNTRY Artists Perform To Help Veterans
  • Taylor Swift Leads Media Base Adds With 52-Statons
  • 95.1 KTTI/Yuma Is Station Of The Year
  • Christmas Comes To The Americana Chart