RadioNX Radio News – Creditors May Oust Karmazin, Cumulus Layoffs, WTKK Michael Graham Arrest, Obama Aide Fairness Doctrine 2-16-09

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Radio & Records

  • Doing More With Less. How promotion and marketing directors operate lean and mean and still get results
  • Is Sirius XM Damned By Debt?
  • Obama Advisor Dodges Fairness Doctrine Question
  • Cumulus Cuts Total 259
  • Journal Radio Revenue Falls 8% in Q4
  • Greensboro Loses Some Majic
  • Anti-Royalties Resolution Resurfaces On Hill
  • Google Says ‘Goo-bye’ To Radio Spots
  • Haley To Keynote Conclave
  • Copps Names Ellison FCC Acting General Counsel
  • AT&T Head Of Marketing To Share Strategies At RAB2009
  • Logan To Keynote AWRT Media Forum
  • BIA Hosts Webinar To Stimulate Work On EPG For U.S. Broadcasters
  • Michaels Overseeing Two Bee Broadcasting Stations In Kalispell, Mont.
  • Vanness Exits I-100/Syracuse
  • CRTC Abolishes Hit/Non-Hit Rule — Except In Montreal & Ottawa
  • Fundraising Efforts For Aus Bushfire Tragedy Victims
  • Rhapsody Revenue Up 14%
  • CNBC’s Deutsch: Satellite Radio ‘Never Captured The Imagination’
  • Tisch Watch: He Adds 300 More Saga Shares
  • Atkins Resurfaces In Milwaukee
  • Stern Unconcerned About Sirius Future
  • CBS/Boston GM Jordan Retiring
  • Davidson Media Sells Its 36-Station Group
  • RCA Elevates Williams To Senior VP Of Urban Marketing
  • Angels In The KFWB Newsroom
  • Clinton Weighs In On Fairness Doctrine

All Access

  • Report: Sirius Creditors Threaten To Oust Karmazin
  • Advisor: Fairness Doctrine’s Up To Genachowski, Obama
  • Mediabase Continues To Help Displaced Industry Friends
  • Rhodes Still Off At Nova M
  • CBS Dividend Unlikely?
  • Chris Brown Releases Statement
  • RAB’s Jeff Haley To Keynote Conclave Summer Learning Conference
  • Salary Cuts Coming To Peak Broadcasting
  • WNSP-WZEW Cut Back
  • Cuts Come To Canton
  • XHTO Shuffles Lineup, Adds Kidd Kraddick
  • School’s Budget Woes Imperil WMOT
  • Branson, MacKenzie Plan To Bid In U.K. License Auctions
  • WMG, Sony And Others Sell Russian Online Music Distributor
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: Plant & Krauss Remain On Top
  • Former WGN Financial Talker Accused Of Fraud
  • Surgery For KQTH/Tucson’s Justice Moved Up
  • WLAP Host Collects Pork Rinds In Stimulus Protest
  • WDAY Lets Three Go, Makes Lineup Changes
  • President’s Day Keeps Austin Hill Busy
  • Breakfast With The Beatles Adds A Deuce
  • QX104/Winnipeg’s Ron Able Dies
  • Former WJBO/Baton Rouge Host Ralph Sims Dead At 92
  • Charlie Guaradjo Passes

Radio Ink

  • Report: Sirius XM Creditors Could Seek Karmazin’s Ouster
  • Carter: ‘Not In Favor Of Perpetuating The Fairness Doctrine’
  • Doyle’s ‘4% Solution’ Proposed In Senate
  • Bill Clinton Supports Return Of Fairness Doctrine
  • CC/Oklahoma City Goes Wall-To-Wall Weather In Tornado Coverage
  • CRS Extends $699 Registration
  • AT&T’s Cathy Coughlin Joins RAB2009 Lineup
  • Reynolds Joins Ando As SVP
  • KOST/L.A. Hit With $6,000 Contest Fine
  • More Than 100 Lawmakers Co-Sponsor Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Cumulus To Lay Off 7 Percent Of Staff
  • Davidson Media Group Sold
  • Google To Stop Selling Radio Ads
  • KFWB/L.A. Makes Angels Deal
  • Journal Revenue Down In Q4


  • Sirius XM Still In Talks With EchoStar, Liberty Media
  • Sirius XM Exchanges $172 Million In Debt
  • Congressman, Radio Professionals Meet On Capitol Hill
  • Cumulus confirms seven percent workforce cutback
  • Largest Live Nation shareholder opposes merger
  • Sony Music re-ups with YouTube
  • Bill Clinton favors Fairness Doctrine
  • labels turn to ISPs to police piracy
  • investors upset with Barry Diller involvement in Live Nation-Ticketmaster deal
  • millions of digital songs go unsold

Inside Radio

  • PPM’s not a revenue killer.
  • Sirius XM gets a third option.
  • Peak cuts paychecks 10%.
  • Giveaway has unhappy ending.
  • GLR Networks expands news operation.
  • Radio’s new rival: Twitter?
  • Don’t count on a return of automotive money.
  • Post-Google, remnant sales continue.

Radio Business Report

  • Clock ticking for Karmazin; Will Sirius XM file Chapter 11?
  • Google exits the radio biz
  • Michael Graham jailed after traffic infractions
  • Indy reporter blasts performance fee
  • Republican reps target moderate Dems
  • Google leaving radio business
  • Jerry Doyle’s “4% Solution” reaches Senate
  • KFWB to air The Angels
  • GLR Networks’ Minuto 60 now airs 6am-12am
  • Phil Hendrie adds 14 new affiliates
  • Radio counter-attack v. labels begins

Radio Online

  • Sirius XM Could File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Tuesday
  • WTHZ (Majic 94.1)/Greensboro PD Bob Campbell Exits
  • FCC Slaps KOST/Los Angeles with $6000 Contest Fine
  • Copps Names Ellison as Acting FCC General Counsel
  • Cathy Coughlin to Deliver RAB2009 Advertiser Keynote
  • Mark Vanness exits Classic Rock WIII-FM (I-100)/Ithaca, NY
  • WQSR-FM (102.7 Jack FM)/Baltimore PD/morning host Jason Kidd moves his on-air work to co-owned Hot AC WWMX
  • Brew Michaels is named Director/Programming for Classic Rock KBBZ-FM
  • KMCK-FM (Power 105.7)/Fayetteville, AR, PD/afternoon personality J.J. Ryan adds programming duties at co-owned Country KQSM-FM
  • KMCK-FM (Power 105.7)/Fayetteville, AR, PD/afternoon personality J.J. Ryan adds programming duties at co-owned Country KQSM-FM

NTS Aircheck

  • Bill Clinton Joins Fairness Fight
  • ‘08 Election Proves No Need For “Balance”
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • Chris Brown says he’s sorry ‘for what transpired’
  • Radio One Makes Another Move in Atlanta
  • Chris Brown and Rihanna: Coming to MTV
  • CEO Reaches Out To New Investors To Save Sirius XM
  • Google Kills Radio Ad Service, Lays off 40
  • Beyonce, Hudson win early Image Awards
  • Airchecks – Sam Sylk Afternoons WENZ Cleveland

All About Country

  • How To Prevent A ‘No Radio’ Future?
  • Taylor Swift’s CSI Episode Airs March 5th
  • Sirius XM May File For Bankruptcy Tomorrow
  • Watch For An Envelope From Arbitron–It’s Your SIP
  • CRS-40 Regular Registration Rate Extended!
  • J J Ryan Adds PD Duties At Country KQSM
  • When You Need A Job…
  • Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner have Second Child
  • When You Have News…
  • Wanna write A Feature Article?
  • Chesney Travels ‘Down The Road’ To Number One!
  • RAB’s Jeff Haley To Keynote 2009 Conclave
  • Dierks Leads COUNTRY Album Sales
  • John Rich Gets Wall Street’s Attention