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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Site Updated: Feb 11, 2009 8:47 AM ET

Report: Sirius Readying Chapter 11 Filing
Documents could be filed in Delaware within days
As expected, Sirius XM is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report late Tuesday (Feb. 10) from the New York Times. The report quotes sources close to the deal as reporting that Sirius has been working with restructuring expert Joseph A. Bondi of Alvarez & Marsal and bankruptcy lawyer Mark Thompson of Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett to help prepare a bankruptcy filing.
Updated Feb 10, 2009 9:45 PM ET
Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations
Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced Wednesday (Feb. 11) during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. But perhaps the most surprising news came in the form of five nominations for former Trick Pony lead singer Heidi Newfield, who released her solo debut, “What Am I Waiting For,” last August. Another newcomer, Jamey Johnson, picked up four nominations.

Jameson Traded From AFC To NFC
Programmer/consultant Scott Jameson is climbing back into the day-to-day radio saddle as the newly named PD of CBS triple A WZGC (92.9 dave fm)/Atlanta. The gig has been open since Mike Wheeler recently left. Jameson, who currently works for Jacobs Media, is best known for his 15-year stint at Clear Channel/Indianapolis as FM ops manager for WFBQ and WRZX before leaving in late 2007. His previous PD stints include KAZY/Denver and KYYS/Kansas City.

Adriance Bids Farewell To Kraddick
After more than two years at the helm of Yea! Network, the parent company of "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning," Brenda Adriance has announced her resignation as CEO of the company. "Kidd and I have always been on the same page that I would only stay long enough to get the company started and put it on the road to success," Adriance said. "Thanks to a great staff and Kidd's amazing morning show, we have arrived at that position."

Transactions for Feb. 10, 2009

Transactions for Feb. 9, 2009

Urban radio operators Radio One will release its fourth quarter fiscal results and hold a teleconference on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET. To listen, go to;=63747&eventID;=2067565
Journal Communications will release its fourth-quarter financial results and conduct a teleconference on Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Go to to listen.
Cox Radio will conduct a March 4, 11 a.m. ET teleconference to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 financial results. Dial 973-582-2854 or go to

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Updated Feb 10, 2009 9:45 PM ET

Registration Open For R&R; '09!

Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 10, 2009

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Confirmed

Halyburton Joins RadioTime As President

With $438 Million Due, Muzak Plays Into Bankruptcy

Condolences: 'Brother Bill' Goodman

Millennium Taps Ruble As A.C. Market Manager

Perkins To Mornings At WBZ

WOTT Flips To 94.1 In Watertown, N.Y.

Thompson Heads West To Calgary

Morris To Wake Up In Saskatoon

No Kiss For Chris Brown

WAY-FM Reaches Out To Listeners With Radiolicious App

A-Ware Software Adds Job Listings To MusicMaster Seminars

Rhodes, Nova M Working Things Out

'MUSEXPO 2009' Coming To L.A.

Moore Takes Over Citadel/Los Angeles

Sirius On Yahoo's List Of 2009 Possible Corporate Fatalities

More Cuts At Cumulus

With Four Grammys, Lil Wayne Is Big On Radio

Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

Burns Joins New Broadcast Partners

Liquid Compass Adds New Clients, Chief Revenue Officer

AWRT To Honor Virtue With Achievement Award

Pamal Signs Multiyear Contract With Arbitron For Hudson Valley

Performance Fees Dominate Grammy Town Hall

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SoundExchange Makes New Settlement Offer To Webcasters

Career 2.0

Arbitron Settles With Third State Attorney General

Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 6, 2009

Syndication Scorecard: Feb. 6, 2009

Duran Now GSM Of CC/Phoenix Duo

Clear Channel Cuts Begin

Clear Channel Cuts (Part 2)

Clear Channel Cuts (Part 3)

Updated: Clear Channel Cuts (Part 4)

Pros On The Loose: National

Pros On The Loose: National (Part 2)

Career-Stimulus Opportunities

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Updated Feb 10, 2009 9:45 PM ET

We were told that J. Love would stay with CBS/San Francisco, now we know what he's doing: nights on Hot AC KLLC (Alice@97.3), filling the chasm made by Dayna's exit last week. Señor Love crosses the hall from Rhythmic AC KMVQ (MOViN 99.7), where he'd been doing afternoons until last week when St. John took over the shift.

Dan Michaels exits G M Broadcasting AC WLTB (Magic 101.7)/Binghamton, NY, ending his second tour of duty there -- this time, he was Asst. OM/afternoon guy. Michaels is a 12-year market vet with multiple format experience and can be accessed at 607-349-1616 or his twin e-mail addresses: and Meanwhile, back at Magic, midday jock Tejay Schwartz extends his shift an hour until 2pm; Dana Potter, who had been doing 1-4pm, now takes on the marathon 2-7pm shift; night dude Danny Scott will now begin an hour earlier, at 7pm.

Amidst all the management changes at Citadel comes news of a programming change at Hot AC WPLJ/New York: The Billy Bush Show, starring, well, Billy Bush, will now run weeknights 9pm-midnight starting Tuesday, Feb. 17. He'll also wake up early and contribute reports to PLJ's Scott and Todd in the Morning. Christine Richie will scale back her shift to 7-9pm and locally produce Bush's show.

In the Feb.6 issue of R&R …

• CAREER 2.0 – When the worst happens: Networking tips, a robust résumé, social networking sites and the Internet, preparing for an interview -- and possibly even changing careers.

• BEYOND THE HEADLINES – Fox Sports Radio revamp displaces local Clear Channel talent. Plus: Noncommercial radio feels the economic pinch.

MANAGEMENT/  MARKETING/SALES – What great salespeople embrace to get through tough economic times.


AIR TALENT – Yes we can: Learning from President Obama's inauguration speech.

• BIG SHOTS -- Operation Inauguration: Radio was there for the big event.

... plus much more editorial in every format, industry news, Street Talk and the most trusted charts in the business!