Radio News for Wednesday January 7th 2009


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

  • Radio’s Negative 13% For 2009 ‘Too Optimistic’. Analyst Ryvicker had previously estimated 8% drop in 2009 revs
  • Berry Takes Over KSPN/L.A.
  • McConnell Expands Domain To CC/Providence
  • Sirius Pays Down Notes With Stock
  • Dial Global Announces ‘Dial Global Total’ Format Lineup
  • Emmis/N.Y. Debuts iPhone Apps
  • Booker Triumphantly Returns To K-Rock/NYC
  • Confirmed: iTunes Goes DRM-Free, Alters Pricing
  • Q92/Montreal Makes Changes
  • Burke’s Sunset At KDWN
  • A New Dimension In Gospel
  • Huckaby Onboard At WB
  • Martin Returns To Bay Area
  • Kutrick Promoted At Dial Global
  • O&A Now On Two FMs
  • Súper Estrella/L.A. Drops La Choko
  • Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dies
  • Corwin Exits Clear Channel/Providence
  • Host Notes: Kay, Ben & Skin, Robinson, Mason, Strelzin, Giger

All Access

  • Wachovia: Look For A 13% Decline In 2009
  • Moonves: Spending Cuts, More Station Sales In CBS’ Future
  • Trans World Has A Bad Holiday
  • KVSS/Omaha Sold
  • Morning Team Split On KSSE
  • Change At The Top For Vermont Public Radio
  • MPR Drops ‘Jazz Connection’
  • Ofcom: No Decision Yet On Talk107/Edinburgh
  • Tony Bruno Adds 950 ESPN/Philadelphia
  • Two New Affiliates For Jim Rome
  • Powerful Programming In Denver
  • Jay Richardson Is Not Selling The Big Bopper’s Casket
  • Voice Guy Rich VanSlyke Adds Several New Stations
  • Former Bellingham Newsman Andy Anderson Dies

Radio Ink

  • Analyst: Radio Revs Will Fall 13 Percent In 2009. Or More
  • Berry Becomes VP/GM For KSPN/Los Angeles
  • Drucker, Barnes New VPs At Westwood One
  • Mary Bennett Joins Loyal Ears
  • Martin Joins CBS Radio/San Francisco As VP/Programming
  • Harry Clark Takes DOS Job For Emmis/New York
  • Hubbard Makes Predictions For Radio In ’09
  • Fennessy Tapped As GM At WIXC/Melbourne
  • Emmis/New York Debuts iPhone App
  • Apple Changes iTunes Pricing
  • Dial Global Debuts ‘Dial Global Total’ Lineup
  • Doyle Adds 20, Racing Rocks, Rome Pick Up Affiliates
  • Sovereign City Shuts Its Doors
  • Clear Channel, Cumulus Swap Seven
  • CCTTN Debuts Real-Time Traffic On HD
  • Multicultural Sells KIDR/Phoenix
  • Hippie Radio Repped By RadioLinx


  • iTunes To Cut Back On DRM, Offer Flexible Pricing
  • Emmis New York Offers iPhone Apps
  • Clear Channel’s Traffic Network Goes HD
  • Michael Martin joins CBS Radio-San Fran as VP/Programming
  • CBS Radio on top in online ratings
  • Drew Murray joins CO5
  • Dial Global announces “Dial Global Total”

Inside Radio

  • Employees don’t blame management.
  • A-G and Arbitron seek PPM truce.
  • Worries about Main Street advertisers.
  • Sell-down part CBS’ web strategy.
  • Dial Global raises the total to 15.
  • From CES: It’s HD Radio.
  • CBS webcasts get iPhone exposure.
  • H&R Block settles ad deception case.

Radio Business Report

  • CES: Cisco, Windows Mobile devices add RadioTime tuner
  • Retans money is good, but…
  • CES: HD Radio enters real-time traffic
  • Economy did in Sovereign City
  • New HD Radio receivers unveiled at CES
  • Jerry Doyle adds 20
  • 1050 ESPN NY expands afternoons
  • Bonneville pulls iChannel Music

Radio Online

  • KSPN (710 ESPN)/Los Angeles Taps Chris Berry as VP/GM
  • Wachovia Analyst Predicts 2009 Radio Revenue to Fall 13%
  • Charlotte Burke Resigns as KDWN-AM/Las Vegas PD
  • Westwood One Appoints Drucker, Barnes to Network VPs
  • CC/Boston’s McConnell Adds MM Duties in Providence
  • Dial Global Ups Kutrick to Director/Customer Service
  • Dial Global Reveals ”Dial Global Total” Format Line-Up
  • Chris Booker returns to CBS Radio’s Rock WXRK-FM (92.3 K-Rock)/New York
  • Christian CHR KDUV-FM/Visalia-Tulare, CA, Assistant PD Shannon Steele is promoted to Program Director
  • El Paso talk host Paul Strelzin is exiting his afternoon program on KHRO-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • Berry Named VP/GM For ESPN/Los Angeles
  • KDWN/Las Vegas PD Charlotte Burke will leaving
  • WHO/Des Moines Van Harden celebrated his 22nd anniversary
  • Afternoon-driver Glenn Ordway has reportedly signed a major new deal with WEEI/Boston
  • Danny Bonaduce signed with Shannon Rose’s Eclectic Media Productions


  • Airchecks – Jay Fresh former 107.9 WENZ Cleveland
  • Update: Will Roland Burris be Barred
  • Jay Noble long time vet is out at Dial Global
  • Emmis, New York promotes Harry Clark to DOS
  • Citadel gives Tre’ Taylor unexpected exit papers
  • Tazz Daddy Anderson exits Rickey Smiley show as executive

All About Country

  • Rally Supporting Country Crossing Set For Saturday
  • Cledus Returns To His Recording Roots
  • Major Announcment From Rascal Flatts Tonight
  • New Lady Antebellum Single Debuts On Conan
  • Arbitron’s Fall eBooks Begin Release Tomorrow
  • CRS Advanced Rate Expires Next Thursday
  • B-93.7/Grand Rapids’ Doug Montgomery Does Double-Time Music Duties
  • New Times To Talk Music With Cody At KZSN/Wichita
  • Tim McGraw Leads ‘Em All On On The Add Board
  • Ryan Drean Creates New Imaging Podcasts
  • No More ‘BMG’–It’s Now Sony Music Nashville
  • COUNTRY Radio’s Biggest Advertisers Of 2008
  • Dial Global Realigns 24/7 Formats
  • Kris Daniels Lands In Louisville At WQNU
  • Consumer Electronics Show–Dreamers’ Paradise
  • Conclave Sets First Free Webinar For 2009
  • Keith Urban Launches Very Busy 2009
  • The Gourds’ Haymaker Take Top Adds At Americana
  • Spokane’s 96.9 Coyote Country Searches For Airstaff