Radio News for Wednesday January 21st 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

  • CC Cutting 1,850 Jobs, 9% Of Workforce. Mark Mays, John Hogan send staff memos
  • Clear Channel Cuts Begin
  • Cantillo Takes Helm Of WABC
  • Astral Trims 23
  • ‘Indie Online’ Revives Specialty Programming
  • Updated: G Rock Goes Top 40
  • Kollins Leaves McClusky, Hangs Out The Shingle
  • EMI Creates Global Priority Teams
  • Bounce Gets Some More Pepper
  • Newcap Bails On Haliburton Deal
  • McVay, Impact Partner For Motown Special
  • Chart Highlights: New Nos. 1 at Country, Rhythmic, Latin Rhythm
  • ‘El Gato’ Debuts In L.A.
  • Cuts At SBS/L.A.
  • Radio Through The Crystal Ball
  • WSJ: CC To Cut 7% Of U.S. Workforce
  • 2008 Broadcasting Deals In The Dumper
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Lindy Grabs Bull By The Horns
  • Land To Program WTMJ
  • Dan McNeil Exits WMVP/Chicago
  • Exec Movement At EMI
  • FCC’s Copps, Adelstein: FCC ‘Nowhere Near’ Ready For DTV Switch

All Access

  • Now, 1850 People Have To Restructure Their Lives
  • Restructuring Word Being Used At Sony
  • Clarkson Rolls To Triple Digit Mediabase Add Week
  • A Price Increase At Sirius XM?
  • MMTC Unveils Latest Legislative Agenda
  • Price For Blueberry Bangor Pair: $550K
  • Woman Crashes While Talking To Star 94
  • BBC Radio 1’s Moyles Takes Heat For Auschwitz Joke
  • Journal Stations Crown New ‘Iron Chef Tucson’

Radio Ink

  • Mays: 1,850 Jobs Eliminated
  • CCR’s Hogan: ‘A Difficult Day’
  • Specialty Hosts Move Online With Indie 103.1
  • Tribune Adds Hundemer As SVP/Engineering
  • Schultz’s Local Show Splits Time In DC
  • Cantillo Tapped To Program WABC/New York
  • Kizart Media Partners Teams With Spotset
  • Newcap Calls Off 12-Station Deal
  • RAB: No More Monthly Revenue Numbers
  • Geico Tops Weekly Advertisers


  • Clear Channel Confirms 9% Cut In Workforce
  • Google: Music Industry Should Let “Innovation Thrive”
  • Indie 103.1 Stays Alive Online
  • RAB switches to quarterly revenue reports
  • What to expect under new FCC Chairman
  • Sony Music claims Bob Dylan song rights in Germany
  • Sirius XM to raise prices?

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel Rethinks Operations.
  • No “nationalization” of formats.
  • Some ex-employees salute move.
  • Station details cuts to audience.
  • McVay Media creates syndication unit.
  • Get ready for “Chairman Copps.”
  • Google scraps newspaper ad sales.
  • L.A. to get “El Gato.”
  • Credit crunch kills Canadian deal.

Radio Business Report

  • Another radio group downgraded by Moody’s
  • Clear Channel issues 1,850 pink slips
  • Wanted by the FBI: Radio One
  • Entravision brings “El Gato” to LA; keeps Indie online, in tact
  • Utah Public Radio goes HD with new Jampro antenna
  • The National Automotive Roundtable
  • NY Times looks at digital radio in Europe

Radio Online

  • Clear Channel Begins Massive Cuts, 9% Reduction Expected
  • Entravision Moves ”Indie 103.1” Format to the Internet
  • Afternoon host and 20-year market vet Dan McNeil exits WMVP-AM
  • Rachel Maddow inks a new deal to remain with Air America
  • Journal Broadcast Group, hires Sherry Farmer as morning co-host on KTTS-FM
  • Nostalgia WTUX-AM (1550 The Tux)/Madison flips to Oldies
  • KLAX-FM and KXOL-FM/Los Angeles Marketing Director Rene Garzona is out
  • Pamal Broadcasting takes Religious WIZR-AM/Johnstown, NY, silent
  • Classic Rock KNFX-FM/Bryan-College Station, TX, afternoon personality Buzz Calhoun adds nights
  • WABC/New York Names Cantillo as Program Director

NTS Aircheck

  • CC’s “Inauguration Day Massacre”
  • Ed’s Headed To DC
  • Tradup Takes To The Air
  • MIW Webinar To Help Job Seekers


  • News – Clear Channel Cuts Workforce on Inaugration Day

All About Country

  • Artists Performing For CRS-40 Luncheons Named
  • Nostalgic Design T-Shirts Hit Wal*Mart Stores
  • Sherry Farmer Joins Andy Taylor For KTTS/Springfield Mornings
  • Don’t Does It For Billy Currington
  • Rascal Flatts Opens Final Leg Of Tour
  • Love And Theft ‘Tackles’ Phoenix
  • Love And Theft ‘Tackles’ Phoenix
  • Rodney Atkins Hangs With The Pros Of Denver
  • Kim Markovchick Joins Country Thunder Records
  • John Rich Visits Norfolk-Virginia Beach
  • Jo Dee Messina’s Now A Mommy
  • Adam Gregory Visits Joey Reynolds Show On WOR/New York
  • Former Bread Bassist, Robb Royer Launches NashFilms
  • Feeling Creative? Write Something For AllAboutCountry