Radio News for Wednesday January 28th 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

  • McDowell Calls For FCC Audit
  • Entercom Sets Wage Freeze
  • Tisch Grabs Saga Shares
  • Updated: Hot AC Returns To Columbus
  • Snider Exits KHTQ, Siebers Takes Over
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Jan. 27, 2009
  • Bertolucci Inherits KTLK-AM
  • Logan Appointed PD For WIBT
  • Hall Revamps KABC
  • CC/Tucson Ups Hoshor To DOS
  • MMTC: Advertise DTV Transition Date Heavily On Radio, TV
  • Laughlin Exits CBS/L.A.
  • Roscic Heads Up Sony Classical
  • Michaels Catches Calgary’s Vibe
  • Barone Upped To GSM For Hot 97
  • Cubby Flies South
  • LoveWebRadio? So Does Phillips
  • Copps Begins Heavy Lifting At FCC
  • Graupner Retiring From Triton’s TM Studios
  • Martin Takes Over Fox Sports Radio
  • Buttload Of New Grammy Performers!
  • Radio Vet Bowen Joins CMA As VP Of Strategic Marketing
  • Thompson Exiting Dallas’ ‘Bone’
  • Obit: Andrew Peters
  • Non-Clear Channel Cuts: WBAL, KYW, WINS, WFAN, WHYY, WEOL
  • More Columbus Sports: WYTS
  • BP Launches Free Job Search Site
  • Senate Passes Bill To Delay DTV Transition Until June 12
  • Schock To Exit WRXP
  • NAB Chief Welcomes Cell Phones’ Inclusion Of FM
  • Arbitron Settles PPM Lawsuits With The Media Audit, Ipsos
  • Entries Sought For 2009 Radio Mercury Awards
  • Updated: Columbus Plugs In ‘The Fan’ On FM

All Access

  • FCC’s McDowell Request Agency Audit
  • Yahoo! Posts $303M Loss
  • Anti-Limbaugh Petition Gets Support From… Limbaugh?
  • BBC Institutes Management Salary Freeze, Bonus Cuts
  • KWYS-A/West Yellowstone Sold
  • WBZ Brings LeVeille, Dyett Back
  • Maher Joins WUSF/Tampa
  • Jacobs Media Wants Job Seekers To Be ‘Ready To Rock’
  • Sikka Upped At NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’
  • A’s Ink Korach To New Deal
  • KQBU-A/El Paso Adds English-Language Talk
  • Sand Gnats Ink Deal With Star 1400/Savannah
  • KALC Hooks Up Listener With $1.2 Million Home
  • TJ Murphy Adds VO Clients

Radio Ink

  • McDowell Recommends FCC Audit
  • Long Named TM Studios VP/GM As Graupner Retires
  • Brian McKnight Show Debuts On ABC Radio Networks
  • Laughlin Exits CBS Radio/L.A.
  • Report: Payola Probe At Texas Stations
  • Tribune Names Meek To President Post
  • Call For Entries For Radio Mercury Awards
  • Saga Sets Date For Reverse Stock Split
  • Entravision Schedules Q4, Full-Year Earnings Release
  • Entercom Freezes Wages Companywide
  • Arbitron Patent Suits Settled
  • Acting Chairman Copps Sets Priorities


  • Michael Copps Announces Interim FCC Staff
  • Save Sirius Group Calls For Satcaster Subpoena
  • NAB Praises T-Mobile For Radios In Cell Phones
  • Roy Laughlin exits CBS Radio-L.A.
  • Entercom reportedly freezing wages
  • Bryan Schock steps down at WRXP
  • YouTube users caught in WMG fight
  • FCC probes Spanish language stations
  • Imus’ comeback: one year later
  • Bonaduce/Canseco fights ends in draw

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel’s next move: Hiring.
  • GM cash runs low; stations get warning.
  • Two carmakers on Radio’s Top 100.
  • Democrats launch anti-Rush petition.
  • Saga’s move keeps it on NYSE.
  • McDowell: Time to “rebuild” FCC.
  • CBS Radio remains top online broadcaster.
  • Chris Long to lead TM Studios.
  • RRC adds Hoosier stations.

Radio Business Report

  • Young Broadcasting ends Nasdaq trading
  • Saga sets reverse split for Thursday trading
  • The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Rehr rarin’ to go with T-Mobile offering
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting upgrades with Jampro
  • Michael Savage beats CAIR again in court ruling
  • Cox Radio Houston signs Dean and Rog
  • Repping in Hoosierland
  • Wage freeze at Entercom
  • ABCRN launches The Brian McKnight Show
  • Competing offer for Blago
  • DJ ads gaining traction in Indy
  • PTC seeks blackout for “…seek Amy”
  • Ex-WBIX host Rennie accused of stealing millions
  • WGN offers Afternoon Drive to Rod and Patti Blagojevich

Radio Online

  • McDowell Asks Acting Chairman Copps for FCC Audit
  • Entercom Implements Company-Wide Freeze on Wages
  • Robin Bertolucci Adds KTLK-AM/Los Angeles PD Duties
  • Emmis Ups Barone to GSM for WQHT & WRXP/New York
  • Logan Adds WIBT (96.1 The Beat)/Charlotte PD Duties
  • WODB/Columbus Flips to Hot AC as ”The New Mix 107.9”
  • Clear Channel/Tucson Ups Steve Hoshor to Dir./Sales
  • RRC Adds Artistic Outlets in Lafayette, Bloomington
  • Saga Sets January 28 for 1-4 Reverse Stock Split
  • Veteran Houston morning hosts Dean and Rog are moving from Clear Channel’s Classic Rock KKRW-FM to Cox Radio’s crosstown Classic Hits KHTC-FM.

NTS Aircheck

  • Limbaugh’s Waves Hit Britain’s Shores
  • America’s New Sports Radio Capitol?
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Twin Cities Tops For Radio Web Visits
  • R.I.P. Andrew Peters
  • Martin Named VP/GM At FOX Sports Radio


  • Arbitron – Greenville-Spartenburg, Little Rock, Columbia SC, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Shreveport
  • Airchecks – C.J. Riddick 99.5 Jamz Emporia VA/Roanoke Rapids NC
  • News – Interim FCC Chief Michael Copps Takes Over ‘Demoralized’ Agency
  • News – 411 On The Vent
  • Arbitron – The Media Audit and Ipsos end PPM challenge
  • Arbitron – Nashville, Oklahoma City, Wilmington NC
  • Airchecks – Steve E Former Swing On-Air WBLK, Buffalo
  • Arbitron – Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Memphis, Greenville-New Bern

All About Country

  • Rebel Hearts Picks Jesse Dunn As Next Release
  • New PPM Monthlies From 14 Markets Due Today
  • TJ Martell Installs New Officers & Board
  • CMA Installs Dan Bowen VP/Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • TM Studios’ David Graupner Retires
  • What’s Goin’ On In Your World?
  • Youth Get ’26-Cents’ As Cool Country Debuts
  • Rascal Flatts Tops MediaBase Add-Board Big Time!
  • The Rumble On The Row Approaches
  • Want COUNTRY In Lubbock? It’s Confusing
  • Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel Top Americana Adds
  • All The New Music–All In One Place