Radio News for Wednesday November 5th 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

  • Arbitron Moves PPM Deployment For Nine Markets. K.C., San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas moved up to December ’09
  • Rumors No More: WPGC-AM Going Talk
  • Supreme Court Discusses Indecency Case
  • R&R To Honor Larry King
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Nov. 4, 2008
  • Schumer Weighs Fairness Doctrine On Fox
  • Industry Mourns Busby
  • WBLS Cuts ‘Experience’ Staffers
  • Saga’s Q3 Revenues Were Flat At $36M
  • WW1 Appoints Network & Metro Traffic SVPs
  • Salem Seattle Shuffles Formats
  • Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius
  • Mike Peer Downsized At KENZ/SLC

All Access

  • ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Case Heard By Supreme Court
  • Beasley Reports Q3 Revenue Of $30.6 Million
  • Franken, Coleman Race Headed For Recount In Minnesota
  • Election Day ‘Delay’ Jokes Draw Complaints
  • Commonwealth’s Newberry Loses Bid For Kentucky State Senate
  • Backyard Buys Another
  • U.K.’s Bauer To Shut Mojo Digital Station
  • Baumhor Joining KMZE/Woodward, OK
  • Philly Talker Austin Culmer Dies
  • Atlanta Engineer George Pass Dead At 69
  • Former Georgia Southern Football Analyst Frank Inman Passes

Radio Ink

  • Supreme Court Hears ‘Fleeting Indecency’ Arguments
  • Arbitron Tweaks PPM Commercialization Schedule
  • Love, Reznick New SVPs At Westwood One
  • Christian: It’s Not Easy, But It’s Not Over
  • Saga Radio Revs Dip In Q3
  • Salem All Business At KKOL
  • Radio Pros Available
  • WHFS/Baltimore Goes From Talk To Sports


  • Indecency Reaches Supreme Court
  • Radio vet Victor Sansone retires
  • KENZ/Salt Lake City PD Mike Peer heads for an exit
  • budget cuts in San Diego
  • Can HD Radio find listeners?
  • MTV censors file sharing references from “Weird Al” video
  • Sumner Redstone stock troubles

Inside Radio

  • Obama takes media concerns to White House.
  • Newberry loses Kentucky Senate bid.
  • Nine markets to get PPM sooner.
  • “It’s not easy, but it’s definitely not over.”
  • Few clues on indecency case.
  • Arbitron appeals PPM ruling.
  • Santa Barbara hosts face gunman.
  • CBS gives D.C. a new talker.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s considering downgrades for two radio companies
  • Arbitron adjusts PPM roll-out
  • CRB Hall of Famers
  • Salem Media Seattle announces programming changes
  • Ratings agencies assess radio’s creditworthiness

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Moves Up PPM Rollout Schedule in 9 Markets
  • Mike Peer Exits KENZ/Salt Lake City Over Budget Cuts
  • Saga Q3 Revenues Flat, Radio Down Over 2007 Totals
  • Supreme Court Hears FCC’s Fleeting Expletives Case
  • Salem Media/Seattle Announces Programming Changes
  • Finest City Broadcasting turns loose of longtime Alternative XTRA-FM (91X)/San Diego midday personality Steve West
  • Rhythmic CHR KKFR-FM (Power 98.3)/Phoenix morning hosts “The Nutz” makes a change as J Philla departs.
  • Joe Escalante exits mornings after two years with Entravision Alternative KDLD-FM and KDLE-FM (Indie 103.1)/Los Angeles.
  • Bob Walton exits as OM of Clear Channel/Delaware
  • Rhythmic CHR KPWT-FM (Power 106.7)/San Antonio night personality Chi Chi is out.

NTS Aircheck

  • “We All Should Be Fair And Balanced!” Charles Schumer (D-NY) said in an interview on FOX News
  • Dude, The Mic Is Always Live! Words to live by for anyone in a broadcast studio as KGO/San Francisco host Karel Bouley
  • “World F-Ing Champions!” Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley slipped out on several Philly TV stations
  • Final Campaign Media Report Card
  • Salem Gets Down To Biz In Seattle


  • News – An Obama victory night audio montage from Apollo Productions.
  • News – Obama Elected President 11.04.08
  • Airchecks – Jheryl Busby Has Died
  • News – WPGC-AM Going Talk
  • News – Radio Can Make It Happen!
  • News – Power 105.1’s Ed Lover Morning Show Election Day Coverage

All About Country

  • Jeff Griffith Enters Willie’s Place On XM Friday Morning
  • KYGO/Denver Listeners Create Their TV Commercial
  • Darius Rucker Does Late Night E! Tonight
  • Nashville H.S. Marching Band Officially Kicks Off CMA’s
  • Carrie Gets The Cover Of Elle
  • CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard Friday Night
  • KYGO/Denver Mornings Features More Greene
  • Randy Houser’s Anything Goes Releases November 18th
  • Texas Music Fans Get Free Best In Texas CD
  • Blake Shelton Gears Up For Startin’ Fires Release