Radio News for Wednesday November 19th 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

  • Cumulus, CC Move To Nielsen Will Cost ARB $10M. Arbitron will ‘aggressively protect’ its core business
  • Cumulus Picks Nielsen For Ratings In 50 Markets
  • FCC’s Adelstein Calls For Investigation Into PPM
  • Westwood One Suspended From Trading On NYSE
  • Ginsburg Leaves Lotus/Fresno
  • Weiner To Share CBS/L.A. Duties With Laughlin
  • The Cumulus 50
  • Arbitron Responds To Cumulus/Nielsen Deal
  • Nielsen Returns To U.S. Radio Rating Biz
  • Atlanta Now Arbitron’s No. 7 Market
  • General Motors Asks Radio, Other Business Partners For Help
  • Trapane Joins Capitol Nashville
  • Rocket & Teresa Re-Up
  • Maverick Media Adopts Emmis Interactive’s BaseStation Technology
  • AWRT Launches New Media Forum
  • Aaron K. Says Farewell To Radio Disney

All Access

  • FCC’s Adelstein Seeks PPM Probe
  • Stevens Loses Alaska Senate Race
  • Enticent And Koodos Partner
  • Format Flip Pending At Louisville’s Ticket
  • East Coast Station, West Coast Calls
  • U. Of Wyoming Buys FM CP
  • Jahnke Named NAFB President
  • Sheikh Spent $350K On Michael Jackson ‘Brain Guru’
  • Westwood One Delisted By NYSE
  • Nielsen Jumps Into The Radio Ratings Business
  • Arbitron To Fight Nielsen In Small Markets
  • Eastlan Remarks On Nielsen’s New Ratings Service
  • Bob Michaels Weighs In On Nielsen Radio Survey
  • GM Asks For Radio’s Help

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Not Giving Up In Nielsen Markets
  • Westwood One Is Delisted
  • NAC Partners With Stephan’s Good Day
  • Adelstein Asks For PPM Inquiry
  • Eastlan’s Gould: Nielsen Service Not What Radio Wants
  • Deutsche Bank’s Drew Marcus: Strategies To Weather The Storm
  • Journal/Tucson Donates Media Time To Local Charities
  • Morris: Nielsen Service ‘A Step Backward’
  • Cumulus Picks Nielsen For Small-Market Ratings


  • Nielsen Enters The Radio Ratings Biz
  • Arbitron Repsonds To Nielsen Ratings Announcement
  • RAB, General Motors Reach Out To Radio
  • Yahoo co-founder Yang steps down as CEO
  • “SaveSirius” shareholder group issues demands from Sirius XM
  • merger changes confuse satcaster subscribers
  • Fred Jacobs on “F-Bombs”
  • interview with Jeff Smulyan

Inside Radio

  • Arbitron: We’ll “win back” small markets.
  • The Nielsen option piques interest.
  • A turf battle opens Arbitron to TV.
  • NYSE bounces Westwood One.
  • RAB backs Big Three bailout.
  • Atlanta overtakes Philly at #7.
  • Adelstein seeks PPM review.
  • Stephan outsources some sales.

Radio Business Report

  • Nielsen radio ratings service begins test next month
  • Arbitron vows to fight Nielsen head-to-head
  • Nielsen jumps into radio measurement
  • Arbitron cuts its phone bill
  • Eastlan weighs in on Nielsen’s proposed ratings service
  • Dickey hails ratings competition as “excellent development”
  • Adelstein wants Arbitron investigated by FCC
  • Three more get downgrades from Moody’s

Radio Online

  • Moves to Nielsen Could Cost Arbitron Over $10 Million
  • Nielsen to Measure Radio Audiences in 50 Cumulus Markets
  • Arbitron Responds to Cumulus Media Small Market RFP
  • Westwood One to Cease Trading on NYSE Over Cap Level
  • FCC’s Adelstein Asks Martin to Begin Formal PPM Inquiry
  • Eastlan Weighs In on Nielsen’s Proposed Ratings Service
  • CBS/Los Angeles Promotes Weiner to co-Market Manager
  • Shareholders Issue Formal Demand to Sirius XM Board
  • ESPN, BCS Reach Four-Year Agreement for ESPN Radio
  • WABC-AM/New York taps news anchor and Imus air personality Charles McCord to host the “Imus in the Morning News Hour”

NTS Aircheck

  • Deminski & Doyle Return To Motown Airwaves
  • Crawford Upped At TRN
  • George Noory Explains It All For You
  • Memorial Set For Andrew Ashwood


  • Insite – The Insite 10
  • Arbitron – Arbitron statement: Cumulus Media Small Market RFP
  • News – Nielsen to Measure Radio Audiences in 50 Cumulus Markets
  • News – Single Ladies – Beyonce & Justin Timberlake on SNL
  • Airchecks – Warren Ballentine Show Celebrates Obama Win

All About Country

  • Westwood One Exits New York Stock Exchange
  • Dierks Hosts BBQ & Bonfire Listening Party
  • Montgomery Gentry’s Roll With Me Video In 360
  • CMA Awards Redux On CMT
  • Randy Houser’s Anything Goes In Stores Now
  • Earl Pitts–Uhmerikan Offers Christmas Special
  • The Generational Split In COUNTRY
  • Nashville Gets 2009 Morning Show Bootcamp
  • A New Year–New Market Rankings
  • Arbitron Not A Fan Of Cumulus’ Choice Of Ratings System
  • George Strait’s River Of Love Gets Radio’s ‘Love’
  • John Trapane Joins Capitol Nashville
  • Toby Walker Is Americana’s Most-Added Album
  • Cumulus Chooses Neilsen For Ratings In Markets 100+
  • Richie Fields’ Devil In The Mirror Out Now