Radio News for Wednesday December 17th 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

  • What The Blank? Haley: ‘Imagine a day without the RAB’
  • Mason Named VP/Digital Media For CBS/N.Y.
  • Nielsen Completes Pilot Study For Radio Service
  • Changes At CBS/Chicago
  • EMI Unveils New ‘Learning Lab’ Site
  • Karson & Kennedy Reunite In Beantown
  • Sirius XM Resurrects Backspin, The Strobe
  • Mt. Wilson FM Gives Stations Alternative With New Rep Firm
  • Nashville Independent Equity To Close Its Doors
  • RADAR: Network Listening Up
  • Dave-O Gets The Royal Welcome In K.C.
  • Natha Joins Fisher As VP/Finance
  • Mexico’s MC Switches To BDS
  • Brad Howell Exits Broken Bow
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Whitworth Promoted At Northwestern
  • Marinello Guilty Of Murder
  • CBS Radio, CCR Swap Total Of Seven Stations
  • Windy City Shakeup: Shomper To WLS
  • Cell-Phone-Only Sampling Debuting Early
  • Patrick Walsh Gets Increased Authority At Emmis
  • CAB President O’Farrell To Step Down
  • Chase Leaving CBS/Vegas
  • Budget Cuts Claim More At CBS
  • Camfield No Longer K-Rockin’

All Access

  • Equity Music Group Shutters It’s Doors
  • Wednesday Is RAB-less
  • WBMX Nabs Karson & Kennedy For Wakeups
  • Labels Focus On Their Own Web Sites
  • Report: Ex-AOL CEO Not Candidate To Buy Or Run Yahoo
  • Howard Stern Stlll Feuding With Kevin Metheny
  • Underwood Set To Sing At People’s Choice Awards
  • Sony Partners With Ibibo On Michael Jackson Release
  • Rockets Honor Peterson And Foley
  • Kaden’s Done With Holiday Shopping
  • Radar 99: Dial Global Adult Power Tops 12+
  • Poll Shows Slight Declines For Radio As News Source
  • Mark Mason Named VP Of Digital Media For CBS Radio/New York
  • CBS Corp. Hit With Another Shareholder Suit
  • Hearing In RIAA Suit Delayed
  • Hearst-Argyle Declares Dividend
  • Station Sales: Arkansas AM, 2 Translators
  • Hunt Closes On Louisiana Combo
  • ‘Gibson On Fox’ Set For Jan. 19 Debut
  • FCC Rejects Challenge To Ithaca Deal
  • McGavren Guild Inks B101/Philly, SBS
  • CAB’s O’Farrell Stepping Down
  • Fisher Names Natha VP/Finance
  • Mays Joins U.K.’s Global Radio
  • Play MPE Gets Patented
  • Katz Firms Win Awards From Atlanta Broadcast Ad Club
  • Shuffle At CBS/Chicago
  • Dave-O To Afternoons At KMXV
  • Okay, You Win: Sirius XM Brings Back The Strobe, Backspin
  • Suit Charges Philly Station With Racial Bias
  • Mojo Nixon Signs Renewal With Sirius XM
  • Hit Prez With Shoe, Win CD From Z93.7
  • Kirsten Winquist Named MD/Middays At KLBJ-F/Austin
  • Page Tops Chop Shop’s Top 100 Guitar Players List
  • USRN’s ‘Sabado Picante’ Adds Affiliates
  • Loyal Ears, YourNews.com Pact To Create Radio Website Platform
  • Pastor’s ALS Brings End To WJON Show
  • WIND/Chicago To Launch Live Local Overnight Show
  • Sandler To Fill In For Kuby
  • TV Sports Guy Joins WMVN Weekend Lineup
  • Stiles Fills In (Again) At WGST
  • Chicago Tribune Foundation Awards Journalism Grants
  • WLAN’s ‘Christmas Miracle’ Delivers For Kids, Single Moms
  • Hot 92.3 Bus Tour Collects Toys For Tots
  • WABC Gets Extreme Imaging Makeover: Avila Edition
  • Seattle’s Kiss Taps Mo’ Bounce As New Voice

Radio Ink

  • Today ‘A Day Without RAB’
  • Mason Named VP/Digital Media For CBS Radio’s Six NYC Stations
  • Fox Factors In Gibson
  • Loyal Ears Signs Distribution Deal With YourNews.com
  • Arbitron Reports On A Million More Sets Of Ears
  • USRN Sells National Ads For Chill With Mindi Abair
  • Tribune Appoints Wilson ‘CRO’
  • McGavren Guild Makes Rep Agreement With KFMB-AM & FM/San Diego


  • Arbitron Releases RADAR 99 Results
  • Programming changes at CBS-Las Vegas
  • WGN PD Shomper crosses town to WLS
  • Judge postpones RIAA hearing
  • GNR & Best Buy: what happened?
  • Will Obama’s FCC lighten up?

Inside Radio

  • Fisher’s CEO cuts her own pay.
  • A “major opportunity” in Detroit.
  • Nielsen completes its first radio field test.
  • Radio gets another rep firm option.
  • RAB see white.
  • Gibson gets “The Radio Factor” slot.
  • Mark Mason gets digital role.
  • Internet, cable are growing news pick.
  • Former Philly host sues Wired.

Radio Business Report

  • Blockbuster: CBS/CCBI swapfest
  • Beasley buying stock, suspending dividend
  • Imagine a day without the RAB
  • FLAIM’s Ithaca objection flames out
  • Jerry Doyle opines on the economy on Fox & Friends
  • Insider buying shows confidence
  • Arbitron accelerates cell phone-only inclusion
  • Smulyan upbeat on radios in cell phones
  • Intelius picks DeVito/Verdi as AOR
  • CBS and Clear Channel in swap fest

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio/NY Elevates Mark Mason to VP/Digital Media
  • Dial Global’s Adult Power Network Tops RADAR 99
  • More Changes at CBS Radio/Chicago, Dan Richman Exits
  • Gibson to Replace ”The Radio Factor” on Fox News Talk
  • CC/Phoenix Promotes Linda Little to Director of Sales
  • American Media Investments Acquires 11 FFD Outlets
  • Bonneville/St. Louis adds Rene Knott to WMVN-FM
  • CHR KMXV-FM (Mix 93.3)/Kansas City hires WAPE-FM/Jacksonville Assistant PD/night talent Dave-O
  • Classic Rock KLBJ-FM/Austin hires Kirsten Winquist as MD/middays
  • After a year in afternoons on Rock WXRK-FM (92.3 K-Rock)/New York, Ian Camfield plans to return to England.

NTS Aircheck

  • Rush Responds To Colin Powell
  • Winds Of Change In Chicago
  • Mike Pintek Returns To KDKA
  • Gibson Debuts New Midday Show
  • ABC News Partners With People


  • Arbitron – Cleveland, Baltimore Fall Phase II Arbitrend
  • News – WHUR Fights Hunger
  • News – Troy & Marc Off the Mic Launching Today Online
  • Arbitron – Arbitron Plans to Expand Cell-Phone-Only Sampling to All Markets in 2009
  • News – Common visits WPWX-POWER 92 Chicago

All About Country

  • New PD At WIRK/West Palm Beach
  • ACM Introduces New Country Acts To NFR Fans
  • Imagine A Day Without RAB
  • Another Shocker!! Equity Music Group Suspends Operations
  • Here Are The Rules For Taylor Swift
  • Lady Antebellum Makes Surprise Christmas Release
  • Shocker!!! Brad Howell Departs Broken Bow
  • Mojo Nixon Re-Ups At Sirius XM Radio
  • Eric Beggs Joins Nine North Records
  • Little Big Town Launches Their Own Headlining Tour in 2009
  • Arbitron Releases RADAR 99 Network Rankings
  • Taylor Swift Increases Her Hold On Radio Airplay
  • Tim McGraw Says He’s Not Running For Tennessee Governor
  • Rhonda Towns Visits Her Home State of Alabama
  • George Strait Chooses Julianne Hough As His Tour Opener
  • Charlie Louvin Tops Americana’s Most-Added