Radio News for Wednesday Feburary 4th 2009

Radio Headlines:

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

  • Beasley Staffers Get 5% Pay Cut
  • What’s Really Happening In Atlanta
  • Daschle’s Demise Dashes Adelstein’s FCC Departure
  • WWRC Decides Obama Is So Money
  • Ghost Installed As Epic President
  • Blue Chip Programmers Join Dial Global
  • Sunkel Rises To Director Of National Sales For Five ESPN Stations
  • Ramsey Batting 400
  • Career-Stimulus Opportunities
  • Cuts In Canada Too
  • NoCal Public Broadcasting Forced To Cut Back
  • Ethical Questions Raised When Hosts Also Sell
  • Updated: Gamble Exits Wilks/Denver, New PDs Named
  • Pariser Joins RIAA
  • Mays Joins New Broadcast Partners
  • Performance Royalties Backers Aim To ‘Correct Injustice’

All Access

  • Report: Ticketmaster And Live Nation Set To Merge
  • Daschle Withdrawal Leaves Adelstein At FCC
  • Ex-V-103 Host Denies Involvement In Townhouse Fire
  • cNet: Is Google’s Eric Schmidt The Next David Geffen?
  • Study Shows Changes In Media Usage
  • Univision Takes KIOT Back From Trust
  • CAB Cancels ’09 Convention, Cuts 14 Jobs
  • L.A. Times Profiles ‘Jonesy’
  • Plesser Joins SSI As VP/National Sales
  • Shannon Officially Named PD At KWLI
  • WWKA Hosts Wing Break ’09
  • Newkirk Exits WQXI/Atlanta
  • ‘Big Top Radio’ Host Nelson Arrested
  • Tom Kent Adds Affiliates
  • Condolences To Paco Lopez

Radio Ink

  • Democrats Launch Radio Ads Critical Of Republicans Who Opposed Stimulus Plan
  • Sunkel Tapped As Dir./Nat’l Sales For ESPN O&Os
  • Dial Global Adds Thompson, St. John To Programming Team
  • MIW Group Names 2009 Mentoring Beneficiaries
  • Smyth: ‘Radio Needs Your Help’
  • ‘Obama 1260’ Sets Flip To Business Talk
  • Nashville Mayor Declares Country Radio Week
  • Border Media Promotes Three
  • Morris Gets More Time On Loan
  • Envision Debuts Rockin’ ’70s
  • Dial Global Adds Hartmann
  • LBI Sets Q4 Earnings Release
  • Clear Channel, BAJobs Partner In Bay Area
  • Geico Tops Week’s Advertisers
  • Thornton Joins Tribune Interactive As CFO
  • Corus Gets An iPhone App, Via StreamTheWorld


  • Amanda Ghost Named President Of Epic Records
  • Sirius XM Broadens Bob Dylan’s Spectrum
  • Programming vet Chris Mays joins The New Broadcast Partners
  • Dial Global adds two programmers
  • House Dems launch radio ad campaign
  • Satellite Radio and the Hype Cycle
  • Broadcast decency an issue for next FCC head

Inside Radio

  • Royalty Fight Renewed in Congress.
  • Groups still push FCC to police PPM.
  • Beasley institutes pay cuts.
  • Survey: Election boosts talk radio.
  • High scores for Copps.
  • Daschle dashes an Adelstein exit.
  • Responsibilities, even for silent stations.
  • Ratings Update: Opposite Coast Déjà-Vu.
  • Mega Media to launch Musicikon.

Radio Business Report

  • Morris gets some breathing room
  • Traffic merger across the pond
  • Corus partners with StreamTheWorld
  • Thumbs up for Cox Radio
  • Nader asks Limbaugh for a rent check
  • Democrats use radio for offensive
  • Watchdogs use Limbaugh to target politicians
  • Christmas music a hit with office workers
  • Democrats launch petition against Limbaugh

Radio Online

  • Beasley Reduces Salaries Company-Wide by 5 Percent
  • Radio Sales Vet Plesser Joins SSI as VP/National Sales
  • Programmers Thompson, St. John Return to Dial Global
  • ESPN Radio Names Greg Sunkel Director/National Sales
  • Former V103 Host Foxx Sought in Suburban Atlanta Fire
  • Envision Radio Networks to Syndicate ”The Rockin’ 70’s”
  • CBS Radio/San Francisco taps former KBIG-FM Los Angeles KYLD-FM/San Francisco air personality St. John for afternoons
  • KUDL-FM/Kansas City morning personality Dan Hurst exits after 19 years
  • KZHT-FM Salt Lake City AJ Carson adds APD duties at KJMY-FM
  • WWCN-AM Fort Myers PD Gentry Thomas exits.

NTS Aircheck

  • A Reagan/Rush Ticket?
  • Sunkel Directs ESPN Radio National Sales
  • Fall Book Releases Near End
  • KSL And WHAS Also Score Big In Fall Arbitron
  • One Obama In, One Obama Out, In DC
  • Moore Exits KLSX/Los Angeles


  • News – Former V-103 DJ Porsche Foxx: I Ain’t In It
  • Insite – Black History Today: Eric Holder confirmed as new US Attorney General
  • Arbitron – Augusta, Savannah, Tallahasse, Valdosta

All About Country

  • Andy Griggs Debuts On Chris Conn’s National Show
  • Toby Keith Recognized By Military Officers Association
  • Canadian Association Of Broadcasters Cancel Convention
  • Nominees Named For 44th ACM Awards Next Wednesday
  • Pat Roper Plays Hooters
  • COUNTRY’s Newest Duo Debuts On Valentines Day
  • GRAMMY® Awards Get Bigger With Taylor & Miley Duet
  • Billy Dukes Runs In The Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • Rascal Flatts Tops MediaBase Most-Added A Second Week
  • Megan Munroe Is Who’s New In Country Weekly
  • John St John Now Dial Global’s Classic Country PD
  • Bucky Covington Embarks On Week-Long USO Tour
  • KYGO PD Publishes His First Book
  • Two Americana Albums Get Most-Added
  • COUNTRY Still 2nd Biggest Format
  • Albright & O’Malley’s What’s Next Pre-CRS Client Seminar