Radio News for Wednesday January 14th 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

  • Julius Genachowski Expected To Head FCC
  • K.C. Gets Kissed, Cook To Pull Double-Duty
  • Stoutermire Adds CC/Norfolk Oversight
  • Erica Farber Announces Departure From R&R
  • Ramsey To Keynote NAB Radio Lunch In Las Vegas
  • Astralwerks Makes Capitol Gains
  • Arbitron Expects To Pay Up To $6 Million In PPM Legal Fees
  • Analyst: Odds Of Performance Bill Passing ‘Surprisingly High’
  • Froggy Loves Kennedy
  • Guderian & Chambers Promoted At Emmis/St. Louis
  • Hart Stays Put
  • USRN Recruits Nikki Sixx As On-Air Contributor
  • Radio Disney Audience Growing
  • Greater Media Taps Emmis Interactive

All Access

  • Report: Layoffs At KGO
  • Promotion Staff Changes At Columbia
  • Idol’s Back … And So Are The Paula Abdul Stories
  • Radio Down For Corus In Q1
  • Record Revenues For Destiny Media
  • KSKE-A Changes Hands
  • Edwards Upped To GM At KGNC
  • Qantum Cuts In Myrtle Beach
  • Clarence Barnes Exits Rick Dees’ Countdown Show
  • Report: Peoria Pirates Catching Buzz
  • J-Kwon Joins Gracie Productions
  • StreetPulse: Dereck Trucks To #1
  • Stroud Finalizes Negotiations To Bring Country Music To China
  • WCTK Holds Successful Toy Drive
  • Clay Walker Tees Up For Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • Rice Exits WCCO
  • WAMT/Orlando Adds Mancow
  • Hartmann Returning To Madison’s Mic
  • Tom Kent Grows
  • Rollins Rolls
  • Two More Stations Go ‘Into Tomorrow’
  • LITEhouse Adds Two
  • News Anchor, Talk Host Emily Hoffman Dies

Radio Ink

  • KBLV/Kansas City Goes Hot AC As KKSN
  • Reports: Genachowski Tapped As New FCC Chair
  • Ramsey To Keynote NAB Radio Luncheon
  • Air America Adds Ana Marie Cox
  • Envision Ups Lichtstein To VP/Programming
  • Farber To Leave R&R
  • Regional Reps Adds Murphy In Southwest
  • NAB, RAB Pick PR Firm For ‘Radio Heard Here’
  • Cox Sets Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Bartz Takes Over As Yahoo CEO
  • Greater Media, Emmis Interactive Partner
  • FlyCast Among ‘Best Products Of CES’


  • Julius Genachowski To Succeed Martin As FCC Chairman
  • Sony Announces Digital Distribution Deal With Wind-up
  • TargetSpot Partners With Eight Radio Groups
  • TJ Martell Family Day Honors Peterzell, Frank
  • Dana DiDonato returns to WBLI mornings
  • Slacker comes to the iPhone
  • Next Britney single could be trouble for radio
  • Jermaine Dupri talks Island exit
  • has RIAA changed piracy enforcement plans?
  • new Grammy campaign stars artists

Inside Radio

  • Microsoft sticks with analog.
  • Growing urgency for web profits.
  • President Bush thanks Rush.
  • “Radio Heard Here” hires PR agency.
  • HD Radio first: LPFM goes digital.
  • Positive reviews for Genachowski.
  • NRB sees “multiple threats.”
  • S.F.’s top station cuts staff.
  • Entercom gives K.C. a Kiss.

Radio Business Report

  • Britney Spears challenges broadcasters
  • Arbitron sets paychecks for two CEOs
  • Appeal for King PSAs
  • Moneyman Ramsey to keynote
  • Business TalkRadio, Lifestyle TalkRadio drop year-long contracts
  • TargetSpot partners with eight groups
  • Skarzynski takes over as Morris celebrates recent successes at Arbitron
  • WNET.org to launch Worldfocus Radio with BlogTalkRadio
  • Shake-up at R&R
  • Clear Channel settles software lawsuit
  • Passing the baton at Arbitron
  • Revenues fall 6% for Emmis
  • FYI Radio execs on TV’s DTV transition
  • Ford in SYNC with HD

Radio Online

  • Entercom Flips KBLV-FM/Kansas City to ”99.7 Kiss FM”
  • Radio Supports Obama’s Call to Service on King Day
  • Emmis Interactive Signs with Greater Media in 5 Markets
  • Envision Radio Promotes Lichtstein to VP/Programming
  • BTRN, LTRN Drop Long Terms for Open-End Contracts
  • Emmis/St Louis Ups Guderian to Dir./Digital Solutions
  • Dave Ramsey to Keynote NAB Show Radio Luncheon
  • Air America Media hires Ana Marie Cox
  • KQMT-FM (99.5 The Mountain)/Denver hires market vet Ken Tomczak as Promotions Director.
  • Steve Gibbons exits Nostalgia KRNT-AM/Des Moines

NTS Aircheck

  • Paul W. Smith Anchors Automotive Roundtable
  • Learn To Pronounce “Genachowski”
  • Ana Marie Cox Joins Air America
  • Envision Ups Lichtstein


  • News – The Tom Joyner Morning Show Plans for a Week of Historical Radio Broadcasts from Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration
  • Insite – INAUGURAL CELEBRITY PERFORMERS Inaugural Celebrity
  • News – Julius Genachowski & The FCC: A Failure to Communicate?
  • Arbitron – Baltimore and Cleveland

All About Country

  • Cheryl Adams Trades An Eagle A Wolf
  • Country Weekly Returns To Weekly Publication
  • New Aircheck Posted In Air Talent Section
  • Clay Walker Plays Golf With The Celebs
  • Aaron Tippin Releases Overdrive February 3rd
  • Kenny Chesney Performs For 51st Grammy Awards
  • James Stroud Exports Country Music To China
  • Veteran Record Guy Chuck Thagard Celebrates Birthday Today
  • John Cook Takes PD Role At WDAF/Kansas City
  • ACM Elevates Tiffany Moon
  • Garth Brooks & Jennifer Nettles Sing For Obama Inauguration Event
  • Lofton Creek Records Sets Label Record
  • AllAboutCountry Can Help
  • Rascal Flatts Kicks Off Final Leg Of Bob That Head Tour
  • Whiskey Falls Writes Music For The Toughest Cowboy
  • Survey Sez: It’s Gas-To-Groceries As Gas Prices Fall
  • Julius Genachowski Obama’s Choice To Head FCC
  • K92/Orlando’s All-Star Acoustic Jam Is Sunday
  • Keith Urban’s New Album: Born To Love
  • All The New Music–All In One Place
  • Taylor Swift Scores Role In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation