Radio News for Wednesday November 12th 2008

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

  • Anselmo To Run CBS/Minneapolis. Niemeyer will be VP/director of sales for the cluster and WCCO GSM
  • Sirius XM Rolls Out New Channel Lineup
  • Rehr Highlights Importance of Local Broadcasters In Letter To Obama
  • Beathard, Swift, Hank Jr., Sony ATV Big Winners At BMI Country Awards
  • ‘Best Radio Web Site’ Named By RAB
  • Parker Exits In Milwaukee
  • Vivian Schiller Named New CEO Of NPR
  • Ashwood Suffers Heart Attack
  • McCarthy Leads HipCricket Broadcast Sales
  • Gossett To Lite Up Chicago
  • J.J. & Lynne Exit WCSX/Detroit Mornings
  • Zito & Karen Rule Oldies/Boston Mornings
  • Dial Global Re-Launches Rockline
  • Pilot And Reporter Walk Away From Crash

All Access

  • Sirius XM’s New Channel Lineup; Job Cut Rumors Swirl
  • Emmis To Discontinue Earnings Calls
  • Report: KIRO-A Sports Flip Coming
  • Contraband Merges With Rocket Science
  • Global Traffic Network Q1 Revenue Up
  • Calvary Radio Network Sells Stations To Church
  • WVTL Gets Christmas Spirit
  • BIA Financial Sets Radio Webinar
  • WSJF Adds Weekday Talk
  • Raleigh’s Buzz Recruits Listeners For ‘Canes Reports
  • Vaagen Joins KBNW/Bend
  • WSBX Debuts Website

Radio Ink

  • Anselmo To Head CBS Radio/Minneapolis
  • Rehr Calls Obama’s Attention To Broadcasters’ Role
  • NY Station Offers Support For Small Businesses
  • Traffic Reporter Cavanaugh OK After Helicopter Crash
  • Leaders Look Ahead At Radio Ink’s Forecast ’09
  • Industry Vet McCarthy Joins HipCricket
  • Schiller Named NPR President/CEO
  • Fox Sports’ Ashwood Suffers Heart Attack


  • Sirius XM Takes Increased Q3 Loss
  • FCC Chairman Martin Plans To Stick Around
  • Westwood One reports its Q3 results
  • NPR to name Vivian Schiller as President/CEO
  • Merged Sirius XM channels revealed?
  • Obama weighs choices for FCC Chairman
  • economy puts radio in a squeeze
  • Sony BMG to off DRM-free tracks on iTunes?
  • Radio Hall of Fame ’08 induction ceremony

Inside Radio

  • Bonneville trims its Seattle payroll.
  • Public radio hits all-time high.
  • Reach steady, but TSL slips.
  • Obama to “put his own stamp” on FCC.
  • Activists eager for Obama.
  • Praise for small market upgrades.
  • New York gives away advertising.
  • Citadel’s KGO goes green.

Radio Business Report

  • FCC waives deadline on waivers
  • Radio is no longer the only worry for Clear Channel
  • So, what are these radio stocks worth, anyway?
  • Cumulus gets a Moody’s downgrade
  • Sirius XM looks at its future

Radio Online

  • Anselmo Appointed CBS/Minneapolis SVP/Market Mgr.
  • Tom Parker Exits Journal’s WTMJ-AM/Milwaukee as PD
  • Rehr Congratulates Obama, Highlights Broadcasters’ Role
  • NPR Board Names Vivian Schiller as President/CEO
  • WFTL Traffic Reporter Cavanaugh Survives Third Crash
  • HipCricket Adds 30-Year Broadcast Veteran McCarthy
  • FSR’s Andrew Ashwood Hospitalized for Heart Attack
  • Longtime morning hosts Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison exit Greater Media’s WCSX-FM/Detroit after a 16-year run.
  • Michael Newman moves to Country KQTP-FM (US-103)/Topeka, KS, for morning
  • Chris Zito joins Karen Blake for mornings on CBS Radio’s Oldies WODS-FM (Oldies 103.3)/Boston.

NTS Aircheck

  • Pray For Andrew: We were saddened to learn this morning that FOX Sports Radio VP/GM Andrew Ashwood suffered a major heart attack yesterday
  • South Florida radio and TV traffic reporter Paul Cavanaugh walked away from a hard-landing of his helicopter
  • radio talker and Sports Illustrated columnist Dan Patrick is winging his way to a top secret tropical island where he’ll join the SI crew for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue photo shoot.
  • Talk Back On Talk’s Relevance
  • AP Pacts With Virgin Mobile


  • Airchecks – Big Phat Morning Show Out

All About Country

  • Skyla Spencer Performs On Tonight’s CMA Awards
  • Sirius XM Announces New Channel Lineups
  • Zac Brown Band’s Foundation Gets Deluxe Treatment
  • Snoopin’ For News
  • It’s Time To Consider Christmas Music
  • Only In Nashville: Kenny Chesney Plays Tootsie’s
  • Mick Anselmo Returns To Twin Cities Radio
  • Keith Urban’s Sweet Thing Is Media Base’s Most-Added
  • WNOE/New Orleans Raises Over $183K For St Jude
  • Dylan Hunter Now Featured In AAC Talent Section
  • Tim McGraw Brown Bag Special Now Available
  • Toby Keith Skips Another CMA Awards Show
  • Jake Daniels Leaves 99.5 The Wolf/Dallas Nights
  • Reba Moves To Scott Borchetta’s Valory Music Co
  • Steve Warren’s Country Oldies Show Distributed By Envision Radio Networks
  • 15 Albums Make Up The Top 5 Americana Album Adds This Week
  • Indiana Broadcasters Association Name Their Stations Of The Year
  • Julie Ingram Climbs Charts With 3rd Single From Keep On Believin’