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Monday Morning, July 15th, 2002

Radio News ®

Pres. Bush presses for corporate clean-up
President George W. Bush used his Saturday (7/13) radio address to try to position himself as leading the fight for cleaning up Wall Street, even as both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill were pressing for even stronger measures than those proposed by the President.
| Full Story | Audio |

Who else in radio might raise eyebrows on Wall Street?
Part 1 of 3
With financial scandals reverberating through Wall Street, one of the reforms that has been proposed is to ban corporate loans to their own officers. That suggestion came from President George W. Bush, who is facing criticism for profiting from just such a loan while he was a director of Harken Energy. The Senate voted Friday to add a ban on loans to corporate officers to a bill on tougher corporate accounting rules that's sailing toward quick passage.| Full Story |

Will de Castro head AOL?
AOL Time Warner (N:AOL) has now confirmed that it's hired an executive search firm - - Spencer Stuart - - to find a new CEO for its online operation, America Online. The story was first reported in the Wall Street Journal (7/12), which listed former AMFM head Jimmy de Castro (pictured) as one of the candidates for the post. de Castro recently joined AOL as one of the radio guys recruited by AOL Time Warner COO Bob Pittman (also a former radio guy) to help get the struggling online unit back on track. | Full Story |

Adbiz ©

In this week's AdBiz series, Part 1 of 5
We ask radio buyers for their predictions and prognostications on Q3 and Q4 radio spending. In the wake of a record-breaking TV upfront and strong Q2, is radio set to finish the second half of the year on a strong note?

Irene Katsnelson
Irene Katsnelson,
VP, Director of Network Radio,

What are your predictions for Q3 and Q4
national network radio spending?

Third quarter network radio is very, very active and I believe that it's going to carry over into fourth. | Full Story |

AAAA/ANA announce "Ad-ID" digital ID system for ads
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) announced 7/15 the formation of a new division, "Advertising Digital Identification, LLC (Ad-ID)" at their "Effective Use of Digital Marketing to Reach Profitable Consumers" conference in NYC. | Full Story |

Media, Markets & Money tm

Kovas claims third AM in Chicago
Kovas Communications, owned by Frank Kovas, has a deal to buy WCGO-AM Chicago for $750K. The station, a 1kw daytimer on 1600 kHz, is licensed to Chicago Heights, IL, so it will fit right in with Kovas' existing suburban stations on 1580 and 1590. The seller is George Arroyo's Q Broadcasting Corp. Broker: Doyle Hadden, Hadden & Associates
| RBR Observation |

Metropolitan sell-off continues
Mark Acker is continuing the sell-off of properties from his late father's Metropolitan Radio Group. In the latest deal, Metropolitan is selling WCKO-AM Norfolk, VA and WOBS-AM Jacksonville, FL for $1.25K. Both are 50kw daytimers. Their new owner will be Word Broadcasting Network, headed by President Robert Rodgers. Broker: John Pierce, John Pierce & Co.

More News Headlines

* Taken to task: Powell meets with anti-fraud force
* Premiere syndicates WMZQ-FM's Ben & Brian
* Sumner has kind words for Mel
* Robertson Stephens shutting down
File away these filing fees
* Times to remember for this year's radio show
Boston's "The Zone" celebrates expansion
Petitpas joins Salem
Philly stations see dramatic drops in PPM vs. diary ratings
Conclave to focus on PPM
MMTC to honor Tristani
NBC helps GE boost Q2 earnings
Cable nets to help decide Adelphia's fate
Consumers still spending
But will they keep spending?
CCU may buy Chinese MediaNation outdoor firm
KXLU-FM LA complains to FCC about signal interference
Monthly Minnesota Public Radio show to go national
Powell criticizes electronics makers on DTV
WAXQ-FM NY host offends Italian-Americans
Burger King takes $300M account to IPG
Media Audit report ranks 85 metro markets by educational achievement
Four new channels debut on June Arbitron webcast Top 25 ratings
UK opens Entwistle inquest


Paul WeylandSales proposals:
why more than one page is a waste

By Paul Weyland

A good proposal for a local direct client seldom ever needs to be more than one page long. Here is a great formula for doing effective one-page proposals that's as simple to remember as the letters S-O-S.

I have had several clients show me the unbelievably complicated and confusing advertising proposals they received from other radio and television stations. Some were actually bound like books and contained more than 20 pages of graphs, charts, rate cards, "packages" and signal maps. Often the only customized thing on the proposal was the cover page. | Full Story |

Radio Stocks

Radio stocks bucked trend on Friday

Radio stocks managed modest gains on Friday (7/12) as the Dow Jones Industrial Average registered its fourth triple-digit decline of the week. The Radio index rose 1.2% to close at $219.352.

11 of the 15 stocks in RBR's daily Radio Index had an up day. Salem Communications rose 5.9% to $22.88, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. gained 4.5% to $23.82 and Cox Radio added 4.4% to $24.05. The only significant drop was for Regent Communications, which fell 6.1% to $6.06

Here's how stocks fared on Friday
Company Symbol Close Change Company Symbol Close Change












NBG Radio Nets




Big City YFM $1.40 +$0.30

Radio One, Cl. A




Clear Channel




Radio One, Cl. D




Cox Radio




Radio Unica
















Saga Commun.








Salem Comm.








Sirius Sat. Radio








Spanish Bcg.








Viacom, Cl. A








Viacom, Cl. B








Westwood One




Hispanic Bcg.




XM Sat. Radio








Publishers Perspective

Jim CarnegieWelcome to the new RBR Daily E-paper. Like you, I've moved online to keep RBR up-to-date with the fast-moving radio industry. If you are reading this on your computer now, you'll be getting this publication for the next 40 days...every morning, plus our afternoon email update...for FREE!!! Just make sure you fill out the entry form here. | Full Story |

$12,425,000 KRCY-FM Las Vegas (Dolan Springs AZ) from Spectrum Scan LLC (Rodney Burbridge) to Entravision Holdings LLC (N:EVC) (Walter F. Ulloa et al). $725K escrow, $425K of which will be used to effect station improvements, $5.7M cash at closing, second payment of $6M cash tied to CP to change city of license to Moapa Valley, NV as full Class C station. LMA until closing. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage (seller).

N/A KTOR-FM CP Chester CA from Tom F. Huth to Sierra Radio Inc. (Gary Katz, Tom Huth). Katz will pay 51% of all expenses incurred by Huth in his efforts to acquire and construct the station, with that total to be determined at closing. CP, which expires 7/5/03, is for 99.7 mHz.

Top Stories in June
with RBR Observations
1. DOJ looking into radio
business practices

2. Senator Feingold
legislation unveiled

3. May Day, May Day

4. Broadcasters want to
slow down PPM

5. The End of the Big Mac

6. Get Ready to Rumble:
SBS lawsuit sends CCU
shares plunging

7. Lowry prepares for
congressional colonoscopy

Industry Jobs


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If so, please rush a
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