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Radio & Streaming Media News for the Weekend of 02272009


Radio Headlines:

  • Famed U.S. broadcaster Paul Harvey dies at age 90 – reuters
  • Entravision Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Results – pr newswire
  • NYSE to Suspend Trading in Citadel – the financial
  • Local Ad Outlook: Protracted Downward Spiral – media daily news
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo – radio online
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.- radio & records
  • BBM radio rules (Chicago Ratings) roost. – chicago sun times
  • WOOD Radio’s Rick Beckett suffers fatal heart attack – wzzm13
  • Media personalities join Toledoans pinched by economy – toledo freepress
  • Local Community radio back on the agenda – examiner
  • Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine, But Dems ‘Open Back Door to Censorship’ – cnsnews
  • Citadel On Death Row – inside music media
  • Ex-NPR Editor In Child Porn Bust – the smoking gun
  • Sources: RIAA cuts up to 25 jobs – cnet
  • New Head for BBC World Service – radio today
  • CHUM Radio cuts 40 jobs across Canada – canoe money
  • Women cheer ban on sexually degrading song lyrics – antigua sun

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Entravision Communications Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Results – pr newswire
  • Entravision Communications Corporation Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript – seeking alpha
  • NYSE to Suspend Trading in Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and Moves to Remove from the List – the financial
  • Local Ad Markets Shrinking. Between 2008 and 2013, local ad spending will decline at a 1.4 percent compound annual rate to $144.4 billion – media week
  • Local Ad Outlook: Protracted Downward Spiral – media daily news
  • Media & Comm Spending to Outpace U.S. Growth; Newspaper, Broadcasting Hit Hard – media buyer planner
  • BIA and The Kelsey Group Forecast U.S. Local Ad Market to Contract Through 2013, Despite Gains in Digital Segments – pr newswire
  • Liberty doesn’t plan to merge Sirius, DirecTV – los angeles times
  • Liberty Speaks About DirecTV / SiriusXM Integration – audio video revolution
  • GM LOPS $800M IN MEDIA-BIZ SPENDING – new york post
  • One-Two Punch: Gannett’s Credit Rating Labeled ‘Junk’ – media post

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • BBM radio rules roost. It leads ratings in key age group, but as politics cools, will no news be bad news for station? – chicago sun times
  • KNX, KFWB pool their on-air talent. On the radio: AMP Radio hits the air, plus updates on KLSX talk show hosts. – ocean county regiser
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo in Swap Deal – radio online
  • KMAJ-AM eliminates another local talk show – cj online
  • Brian McKenna is Bernie Miklasz’ new co-host on 1380 AM – stl today
  • The Cowell Factor Debuts on Fame Games Radio – pr web
  • `Idol’ hopeful lands gig on radio station (WKHM) – mlive
  • Local show axed on ESPN Radio. Station will feature more global view – boston.com
  • Warren County radio personality Doc South lands new home on the web – nj.com
  • Radio stations cut costs in economic downturn. Portland stations have imposed salary reductions, layoffs and other cuts to reduce costs. – portland press herald
  • Sirius XM survives, but digital radio is gaining – the washington times
  • WTCR kicks off Country Cares radiothon – herald dispatch
  • Eagle i: Realty on the radio. A new national radio show for Realtors as well as sellers and buyers debuted recently. – naples news
  • Sports talk radio-active – boston.com
  • Rice University graduate Jonathan Yardley will take over as the Dynamo’s radio play by play voice this season on KBME (790 AM) – houston chronicle
  • Altoona Curve Announce Radio Station Affiliates – our sports central
  • How many callers is too many for a sports radio talk show? – baltimore sun

News & PR

  • Media personalities join Toledoans pinched by economy – toledo freepress
  • Radio veteran Rick Beckett, co-host of WOOD 1300’s ‘Rick and Scott Show,’ dies after heart attack – mlive
  • WOOD Radio’s Rick Beckett suffers fatal heart attack – wzzm13
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.- radio & records
  • Fans pack in for Steve Harvey’s radio show – news14 carolina
  • Al Sharpton takes aim at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire – new york daily news
  • Representative says radio host holds vendetta against her (KBYR) – ktuu alaska
  • Lowry Mays To Be Honored With Quaal Award – radio ink
  • Arbitron Inc. Realigns Executive Staff – pr newswire
  • Rock on: WROV celebrates its 20th. Twenty years later, WROV remains a radio force in the Roanoke Valley. – roanoke times
  • WUWM might move to Chase Tower – js online
  • No New FM Translator for This AM Station (WESO) – radio world
  • Sonora Author Recalls Radio And Music Industry During Seventies – my mother lode
  • Traffic Music Awards returns for second year – stl today
  • Host willing to shave head. LaRae Nel- son KONY- the spectrum utah
  • Former CFO for Dave Ramsey’s ‘The Lampo Group’ Tapped to Lead Housing Public/Private Fund – pr newswire
  • New York Women in Communications Announces Presenters for the 2009 Matrix Awards – pr newswire
  • Houshmandzadeh Sends Text to Philadelphia Radio Station – bleacher report

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Copps Vows a More Open FCC – wireless week
  • Legislators tee up LPFM – radio business report
  • Local Community radio back on the agenda – examiner
  • Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine, But Dems ‘Open Back Door to Censorship’ – cnsnews
  • Senate Votes To Ban Return of Fairness Doctrine. Amendment added to DC Voting Rights Act – broadcasting and cable
  • Senate bans Fairness Doctrine revival 87-11 – ars technica
  • US Senate backs ban on media ‘Fairness Doctrine’ – reuters
  • Senate bars FCC from revisiting Fairness Doctrine – forbes
  • Rehberg Sponsors Bill to Prevent ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Resurrection – flathead beacon
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support on Capitol Hill – radio 2020
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Another DC Media Figure Charged With Child Porn (NPR) – msnbc
  • Ex-NPR Editor In Child Porn Bust – the smoking gun
  • Miami University to cut 216 jobs; 9 at Middletown campus (10 positions at WMUB) – oxford press
  • MPR will air orchestra’s London concert – post bulletin
  • Radio Milwaukee awards start in an hour! – js online
  • David Pryor Hosts Celebration of KUAF’s New Broadcast Center; Studio Naming Announced – university of arkansas daily headlines
  • Wisconsin Public Radio Is Bullish on Digital – radio world
  • KSYM pledge drive expectations uncertain – the ranger online
  • PRI’s ‘The World’ Probes Relationship of Oscar Wins, Poverty, Philanthropy – yahoo
  • NPR ombudsman kicks off public editor program at Tufts – tufts daily
  • KWMU Booster Group Organizes Under Name Ripped from RFT Headline – riverfront times
  • After 59 years, WMUB ends broadcast. College can no longer afford to subsidize radio station – pal item

Streaming & Tech

  • Yahoo CEO Reorganizes Company – billboard
  • Sources: RIAA cuts up to 25 jobs – cnet
  • Ads in Google News Search May Tempt Media Lawsuits – clickz
  • Digital Royalties, Profitability Hot Topics At Internet Radio Panel – the biz
  • Colleges ready to try blanket music licenses from Choruss – ars technica
  • ADISQ Calls For CRTC Regulation Of New-Media – broadcaster magazine
  • Convential Broadcasters Play Key Role in Producing Content for New-Media–CBC – broadcaster magazine
  • TPB trial witness: file-sharing not bad for music business – ars technica
  • Pirate Bay’s neo-Nazi sugar daddy. And the strange silence of the Freetards – theregister.co.uk
  • Clear Channel to Provide Internet Radio Service For Verizon – radio 2020

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Ofcom awards four new community radio licences – public technology
  • KM Group begins new round of redundancy talks – kent news
  • Clued up Brydon is among three picked to host popular Radio Four show – whales online
  • The Five Minute Interview: Fearne Cotton, television and radio presenter – independent
  • New Head for BBC World Service – radio today
  • Lottery help for Hospital Radio – radio today
  • The Wombats to feature on Xfm – radio today
  • Who’s Calling Christian returns – radio today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

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Trades

Radio & Records

  • NYSE Rejects Citadel’s Alternative Delisting Plan
  • Updated: Senate Votes Against Fairness Doctrine
  • Local Ad Revenues Expected To Decline To $144.4B In 2013
  • Arbitron Creates New Executive Positions
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 26, 2009
  • CHUM Radio Eliminates 40 Positions
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.
  • FCC Sets DTV Transition Open Meeting For March 5
  • Cumulus Officially Takes Over Two In Cincy
  • Saga Cuts Pay 5%
  • Pilat Named PD
  • Hegwood Resigns
  • Layoffs Hit Bonneville/SLC
  • KPRI Realigns Marketing Department
  • Coca-Cola Joins For RAB2009 Super Session
  • Man @ Large Now Even Larger
  • O’Brian On The Loose In Lexington
  • New Magicians In Saskatoon
  • Reorganization At Arbitron
  • Great Moments In Star-Studdedness
  • Arbitron Details January ’09 PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Street Talk: Nolin Exits Cumulus/Macon
  • Red Wolf’s $8 Million Howl For Clear Channel’s WURH-FM
  • Alternative ‘X102-9’ Debuts In Jacksonville

All Access

  • GM Driving Its Marketing Budget Off A Cliff
  • Entravision Q4 Revenues Fall 16%
  • Stringer Adds President Title At Sony Corp.
  • Citadel To Be Delisted By NYSE
  • Mays, Walters, Gabbert Among 2009 Quaal Award Honorees
  • AFTRA Wins Severance Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.
  • WOOD/Grand Rapids’ Rick Beckett Dies
  • StreetPulse: Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack Tops Sales Again
  • ‘Idol’ Hopeful Nabs Radio Gig
  • 88Nine Holds 2nd Annual Music Awards
  • George Jones Breaks Ground On Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast
  • Meier To Fill In At WGN
  • Yardley To Call Houston Dynamo Soccer
  • ‘Garden Guys’ Moving To WTKK
  • Hitman Haze Sets New Music Call Times
  • WHBQ: Let’s Get ‘Mad’
  • Houston … ‘Pay Your Bills Is Back’, Baby!
  • Feingold Talks For The Bear

Radio Ink

  • Senate Passes Amendment Opposing Fairness Doctrine
  • Meyer Exits As Mediabase, Media Monitors Merge
  • Entravision Sees Revenue Fall In Q4, 2008
  • BIA: Local Ad Market Will Decline Through 2013
  • Pay Cuts Across The Board At Saga
  • Metro Traffic Goes Live With TrafficLand Video
  • Arbitron To Add Three Executive VP Posts
  • Agency Owner: Hogan Owes Radio Day Crowd An Apology
  • Lowry Mays To Be Honored With Quaal Award
  • SNL Kagan Summit To Host Reception For Bayliss Scholarship Fund
  • Report: Broadcasters Sued For Fraud
  • Golden Mike Awards Bring In $200k For Broadcasters Foundation
  • J.D. Power: HD Radio In 5 Percent Of Cars
  • Arbitron Details PPM Metrics For January
  • SNL Kagan: Value Of Station Sales Down Sharply In 2008
  • FCC Hands Out File Fines
  • Rehr Applauds Obama’s Opposition To Fairness Doctrine

FMQB

  • Study: Strong Future For Radio After 2009
  • Mediabase & Media Monitors To Merge
  • Senate Votes To Prevent Return Of Fairness Doctrine
  • Arbitron Releases January Sample Metrics For PPM Markets
  • Liberty not planning Sirius XM-DirecTV merger
  • Julie Pilat named PD at KYSR/L.A.
  • Saga institutes paycuts
  • NAB optimistic on new FCC regime
  • IFPI exec rips file sharers at trial
  • more Ticketmaster resale concerns

Inside Radio

  • Newspaper’s loss may be radio’s gain.
  • Citadel ordered to pay severance.
  • How’s Business? Still weak.
  • Fairness Doctrine fight continues.
  • GM to cut $800 million from ad budget.
  • NYSE bounces Citadel.
  • Radio loses Japanese lender.
  • Realignment creates vacancies.
  • Lowry Mays to get BFA award.

Radio Business Report

  • Legislators tee up LPFM
  • Can radio hang on until 2011?
  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • New group won’t hedge bets on Fairness
  • Entravision’s Q4 down 16%
  • Mediabase, Media Monitors merging, Rich Meyer departing
  • KCRW picks up Henry Rollins
  • Arbitron Ratings sees Executive Shuffle
  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push

Radio Online

  • Mediabase, Media Monitors to Merge, Rich Meyer Out
  • Entravision Q4 Net Revenue Down 16%, Loss Widens
  • Arbitron Realigns Executive Staff, Creates 3 New EVPs
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo in Swap Deal
  • BIA, Kelsey Group Forecast Reduction in Local Ad Market
  • Senate Vote Bars FCC From Reviving Fairness Doctrine
  • KTUX/Shreveport Fires DJ Skinny After Solicitation Charge
  • KNGY-FM (Energy 92.7)/San Francisco adds veteran talk host Karel to 9pm-midnight
  • Dale O’Brian is out as PD of Hot AC WCDA-FM/Lexington, KY
  • Former WSPD-AM/Toledo sports/news reporter Glenn Forbes joins Talk WCLT-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Senate Votes To Block Fairness Doctrine Return
  • Free Radio Coalition Launched
  • News And Talk Shines In Latest PPM Results
  • More Good Ratings News For News/Talk Radio
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Jamal Bates Former Co-Host Rejoice Kiss 103.1 Columbia SC
  • PPM Results Detroit, Washington DC, Atlanta
  • PPM Results New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia
  • Steve Hegwood Resigns From Radio One Atlanta

All About Country

  • Matt Stillwell Kicks Off Good Times & Moonshine Tour
  • Fairness Doctrine Banned By Senate
  • MediaBase & Media Monitors Combine Operations
  • R&R Reorganizes (Again) – 9 More Positions Eliminated
  • Citadel/Boise GM Don Morin Loses His Dad
  • ACM Artist Of The Decade Tickets Now On Sale
  • Daryle Singletary Returns With New Single/Album
  • Outcome Of Eminem Lawsuit Could Reach Nashville
  • Brian Sims Takes PD/AM Drive At WGTR/Myrtle Beach
  • John Curb Chooses Retirement
  • Taylor Dominates The Charts
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Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News 02-26-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Sirius XM: Looking Ahead to Fourth Quarter Results – seeking alpha
  • SNL Kagan Sees Stronger Financial Future for Broadcast Radio after Difficult 2009 – yahoo
  • Saga Implements Company-Wide 5% Pay Reduction – radio online
  • Earnings: Liberty Media’s Interactive Revenues Drop 4 Percent – yahoo
  • Economic crisis hits Liberty Media. Company reports operating loss of $1.3 billion – variety
  • Liberty Media mulls asset sales, share buybacks – reuters
  • Sirius-Liberty deal open-ended – reuters
  • Liberty CEO upbeat about Sirius deal – the hollywood reporter
  • What Is Liberty’s Endgame With Sirius? Finally, Some Elaboration – paid content
  • Looking Up: Discovery 4Q Ad Revs Rise – media daily news
  • Group M’s Scanzoni Surveys Media Landscape – media daily news
  • Media & Comm Spending to Outpace U.S. Growth; Newspaper, Broadcasting Hit Hard – media planner buyer
  • Screen Digest predicts 8.4% drop in UK ad spend for 2009 – mediaweek uk

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Details PPM Metrics For January – radio ink
  • Exec Shuffle Hits Arbitron. Two president-level positions eliminated – media week
  • Pilat Named KYSR/Los Angeles PD – radio ink
  • Hegwood Resigns From Radio One – radio and records
  • Bonneville International lays off 5 S.L. radio employees – deseret news
  • Bruce Morrow puts Variety in his life for charity with WOR radiothon – new york daily news
  • Garry Meier to test-drive WGN-AM afternoon shift – chicago tribune
  • Sources: Johnny to take less but do endorsements (Jonathon Brandmeier) – chicago sun times
  • On Radio: L.A. station flip changes Seattle’s morning drive – seattle pi
  • Guarino Joins ABC Radio Networks Affiliate Relations – radio and records
  • Mike Gillespie to Lead ZGS National Sales Operation – pr newswire
  • X Marks The Point In Jacksonville.  Cox Radio’s Adult Hits WMXQ “102.9 The Point” segued to Alternative as “X102.9” – radio insight
  • Rutgers radio station steps up to fill alternative void left by WHTG (NY Radio News) – New York Daily News
  • KMAJ-AM eliminates another local talk show – cj online
  • KMAJ-AM cancels Forman’s news show. Philadelphia-based ‘The Michael Smerconish Show’ to fill time slot – cj online
  • Radio nurses. Two nurses, with 60 years of experience between them, have taken their message to the airwaves and are broadcasting a weekly nursing show on Radio Sandy Springs, outside of Atlanta. – atlanta journal constitution
  • Down The Line surf talk radio expands show to two hours (XTRA) – global surf news
  • 98.7- new radio station in town – clarksdale press register
  • Radio Station Goes From Country To Talk – my wabash valley
  • KPAY news show saved. Public outcry inspires radio station to keep its local morning program – news review
  • Radio Free Charleston 61: Prodigal sons return – the charleston gazette
  • Chris Brown’s Songs Banned from Radio Station Playlist – fox 40 sacremento
  • La Que Buena 1550-AM to serve as Spanish Radio home for the Crew in 2009 – our sports central

News & PR

  • Performers want a piece of the radio-play action – lincoln journal star
  • Local DJ fired after arrest on online solicitation charge. KTUX99 officials learned of accusations following Hill’s arrest. (DJ Skinny – Heath Edward Hill) – shreveport times
  • Fred Thompson’s New Stint: Radio – metro pulse
  • MSNBC’s Maddow thrives – deseret news
  • Maffei: Sirius/DirecTV Bundles Could Come. But Mobile TV Farther Off In Future multichannel
  • Cat Country Wins Radio Station, Personality Of The Year Awards – north escambia
  • Cat Country honored – pnj
  • ACM Radio Awards include 2 local winners – tampa bay examiner
  • Radio Award Winners Announced for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – pr newswire
  • Radio host Dave Ramsey to present money workshops – dallas morning news
  • The Morning Man (Gerry House) – nashville scene
  • disappointed in WHQR – star news online
  • Madge Mayo, 94, religious radio, TV broadcaster – atlanta journal constitution
  • Media Commerce Systems Introduces StandBuyMedia for Radio, a Unique Platform for Buying and Selling Remnant Advertising – broadcast newsroom
  • Westwood One’s Metro Traffic Goes Live with the Most Comprehensive Video Traffic Information – ibs zone
  • Impact Radio Networks and McVay Media Celebrate Motown’s 50th Anniversary with ‘Motown 50’ – news wire today
  • ReachMD satellite radio station in brand awareness push – pr week
  • NABEF to Host Career Day at NAB Show- radio magazine online
  • For a decade, Song That Radio has waged war against homophobia – mercury news
  • Johnny Cash’s Birthday, presented w/ WMPG – maine today
  • Traffic Music Awards are on the go Sunday at Roberts Orpheum (WHHL) – stl today
  • Bad Axe Rotary hosts radio auction Saturday – huron daily tribune
  • A great day to surf the (radio) waves. Reds’ spring opener a ray of sunshine – cincinnati.com
  • Sports talk radio is abuzz over release of players – 10 connects tampa bay
  • ESPN radio show coming to Cleveland Saturday – eastex advocate

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Right Way To Fire A Radio Employee – inside music media
  • The RIAA and the Broadcaster Shakedown – p2pnet
  • Jai Ho? Tell these Pussycats “Jai No”! – the infinite dial
  • SOMETIMES LESS ACTUALLY CAN BE MORE – dan oday
  • NAB Gives Obama Shout-Out For Fairness Stand. Rehr writes to president thanking him reiterating his opposition to doctrine – broadcasting and cable
  • NAB praises Obama Fairness stance – radio business report
  • Christian Radio Gets Nervous About the Fairness Doctrine
    Some worry that Obama and Democrats will impose “stealth” fairness doctrine policies – us news and world report
  • Radio Hosts, Lawmakers: Stop Fairness Doctrine – news max
  • Free Press: Fairness Doctrine debate a “distraction” – ars technica
  • Is Conservative Talk Radio Wrecking The Right? – the moderate voice
  • Cutting off your news to spite your face – sf gate
  • Minority Meltdown. Immigrants Blamed for Mortgage Crisis (Rush) – southern poverty law center
  • Limbaugh’s Mottramist meltdown – belief net
  • Talk Radio and the Right – the american spectator
  • Franken Becomes Butt of Senate Joke on ‘Fairness’ – fox news
  • For acting more like a performer than a reporter, Rick Santelli merits the Media PUTZ of the Week – the buzzflash blog
  • Limbaugh Responds To Sanford: The ‘Hell We Don’t’ Want Obama To Fail! Just Need ‘The Guts’ To Say So – think progress
  • Rush Limbaugh: War over Bobby Jindal – the week
  • O’Reilly, Miller falsely suggested Obama supported Prop 8 – media matters
  • Stopping the Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger – huffington post

FCC & Legal

  • Senate Votes to Kill Fairness Doctrine, But GOP Concerns Remain – wall street journal
  • Senate Votes Against Fairness Doctrine – rant rave
  • Senate bars FCC from revisiting Fairness Doctrine – ap
  • Community Radio Movement gets Boost as LPFM Bill is Reintroduced in House – broadband census
  • More Lawmakers Sign Local Radio Freedom Act – fmqb
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support on Capitol Hill – radio 2020
  • FCC To Issue NOI On Content-Control Technologies. Notice of inquiry will explore how to implement Child Safe Viewing Act – broadcasting and cable
  • $70 Million Scam on Old Man Alleged (Superior Broadcasting) – courthouse news
  • Radio host can move forward with lawsuit over arrest. A radio-show host arrested while protesting an appearance by Gov. Jon S. Corzine can move ahead- first amendment center
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • CBS Radio Tops Online Radio In January – fmqb
  • Online Ad Spending Seen Shrinking – wall street journal
  • The coming explosion in mobile media.Ad spending is forecast to soar to $3.1 billion by 2013 – media life
  • Former Kiss-FM disc jockey Kesha Monk tries brave new whirl on Web – new york daily news
  • Apple shines a spotlight on indie artists in iTunes Store – ars technica
  • Music industry’s Irish ISP shakedown letter leaked. Blacknight ain’t scared – theregister.co.uk
  • Inside the Isle of Man’s £1/month unlimited music plan – ars technica
  • The Talk Radio App – planet radio city
  • Two-Thirds of Music Consumers Are Still CD-Only – app scout

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Screen Digest predicts 8.4% drop in UK ad spend for 2009 – mediaweek uk
  • Sky News prepares to become main player in commercial radio news – guardian.co.uk
  • I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue panel game to return to Radio 4 – times online
  • Clued up Brydon is among three picked to host popular Radio Four show – whales online
  • Stephen Fry, Jack Dee and Rob Brydon to job-share as presenters on radio’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – mail online
  • Radio 4 presenters turn comedians for Comic Relief – times online
  • Radio gag-gag. Comics meet comics on Corktown Radio – eye weekly
  • Preston FM DJ Danny Danger – Burning it up at the Community Gateway Drop in day – dash.com
  • Radio head – guardian
  • Four new stations for Suffolk – radio today
  • Topman on the Xfm Network – radio today
  • Wogan hints at leaving Radio 2 – radio today
  • Radio 2 gives TV the Elbow – radio today
  • Focal Radio goes into liquidation – radio today
  • ‘Virgin Media reportedly to quickly open 10-15 UK stores’ – individual.com
  • SEAN SMITH TO CO HOST XFM ROCK SHOW – alt sounds
  • Radio presenter to visit county. Stuart Maconie will chat to fans on a visit to the county. – lancashire evening post
  • For Sale: Georgia’s Media Freedom – pr newswire

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Radio listeners tune out during ads – the west australian
  • The young ones. Sisters Leya and Amani have been nominated for the Most Popular Female Radio Presenter and Most Popular Film Actress respectively. – new straits times
  • XFMedia Reports 4Q Financial Results – individual.com
  • Sisters Leya (right) and Amani have been nominated for the Most Popular Female Radio Presenter and Most Popular Film Actress respectively.
  • Community Radio Station to start in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh – new kerala
  • How taxi drivers command airwaves – informante
  • Nirupam Sonu to judge NYF radio prog, promotions awards – radio and music
  • Argentine Radio Stations Aspen and America Sold to Local Investors – centre daily
  • Old ABS Radio studio demolished; new centre planned – antigua sun

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Pilat Named 98-7/L.A. PD
  • Hegwood Resigns From Radio One
  • Reorganization At Arbitron
  • Arbitron Details January ’09 PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 25, 2009
  • Street Talk: Nolin Exits Cumulus/Macon
  • Red Wolf’s $8 Million Howl For Clear Channel’s WURH-FM
  • Alternative ‘X102-9’ Debuts In Jacksonville
  • Energy Interrupts Dancing For Karel
  • RIAA Appeals Copyright Royalty Board Order
  • Changes At B In Md.
  • Politicians, Artists Debate Performance Fees On Capitol Hill
  • Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill
  • Arriens A Citadel Casualty In Tucson
  • Chilliwack Gets Second Station
  • Telarc Will Cut 26 Jobs, Outsource Production
  • Street Talk: Nicky G Wins Atlantic City Promotion
  • Rehr And Obama: Pen Pals?
  • Music Row Vet Gershon Joins Warner/Chappell
  • Beck Bags Portland
  • AES Seeking Convention Proposals
  • Pensacola Host Sentenced To Five Years
  • Entercom Reports Q4 Revs Down 14%

All Access

  • Saga Is The Latest To Cut Pay
  • Liberty Doesn’t Plan To Merge Sirius, DirecTV
  • R&R Restructuring
  • Report: Suit Alleges Fraud By Station Owners
  • Arkansas Daytimer, Translator Sold
  • Bid To Reduce Canadian Artist Development Contribution Fails
  • Columbus Crew Back On La Que Buena
  • Lutheran Service Exits WTMJ For New Home After 81 Years
  • Podcast Features Conway And Whitman Reunion
  • Williams Named Vice-Chair Of Our Country PAC
  • Atlanta Religious Broadcaster Madge Mayo Dies

Radio Ink

  • Pilat Named KYSR/Los Angeles PD
  • Hegwood Exits Radio One/Atlanta
  • Executive Changes At Arbitron
  • AWRT Announces Local, Public, Student Gracie Winners
  • Country Consumer Research To Be Unveiled At CRS-40
  • Coca-Cola Super Session Added To RAB2009 Lineup
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine
  • ACM Announces Radio Award Winners
  • Rehr Applauds Obama’s Opposition To Fairness Doctrine
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Co-Sponsors
  • Arbitron Details PPM Metrics For January
  • SNL Kagan: Value Of Station Sales Down Sharply In 2008
  • Metro Traffic Goes Live With TrafficLand Video
  • Field Sees ‘Increasingly Positive’ Story For Radio
  • Entercom Revenues Dip In Q4
  • Clear Channel’s iheartradio Added To Verizon Hub

FMQB

  • Senate Takes On Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger
  • Artists, musicFIRST Push For Performance Rights Act
  • Eminem’s Digital Royalty Case Goes To Court
  • CBS Radio Tops Online Radio In January
  • Arbitron reorganizes executives
  • NAB applauds Obama for Fairness Doctrine opposition
  • March 3 is U2 Day at WRXP
  • VSS: 2009 media spending down
  • Sony’s latest CD format

Inside Radio

  • Supporters power-up LPFM quest.
  • Belt-tightening hits Saga, Bonneville.
  • Kagan: Another 18 months of pain.
  • A survivor’s tale: Living in Chapter 11.
  • J.D. Power: 5% HD penetration.
  • Economy helps news formats.
  • NAB Show gets cheaper.
  • Congress goes after Fairness Doctrine.
  • Shreveport personality arrested.

Radio Business Report

  • Can radio hang on until 2011?
  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • Arbitron Ratings sees Executive Shuffle
  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push
  • Sirius XM dissident says “Mel must go!”
  • Ando Media releases January rankers
  • No vote for Sirius XM shareholders
  • WTMD adds HD-2 local bands channel
  • Peter Chernin leaving News Corp.
  • Lou Dobbs rockets into Top 10 in Talkers

Radio Online

  • Saga Implements Company-Wide 5% Pay Reduction
  • Clear Channel Ups Julie Pilat to KYSR/Los Angeles PD
  • Hegwood Resigns as Radio One/Atlanta Ops. Manager
  • Arbitron Details January 2009 Sample Quality Metrics
  • Study Sees Stronger Financial Future for Broadcast Radio
  • Arriens Exits KHYT-FM (K-Hits 107.5)/Tucson as PD
  • Survey Shows Rapid HD Radio Adoption by Automakers
  • NAB Applauds Obama for Opposition to Fairness Doctrine
  • Arbitron Reorganizes Executive Structure, Charlesbois Out
  • Force Completes Buy of KIDR-AM/Phoenix for $1.5 Million

NTS Aircheck

  • TV Reporter Axed For Gibson “Scrotum” Bit
  • Beck Boasts 100% Ratings Increase
  • Beck Moves Up, Sliwa Joins KXL Lineup

Urbansite

  • PPM Results New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia
  • Steve Hegwood Resigns From Radio One Atlanta
  • Chris Brown In Anger Management

All About Country

  • The Roys Add Performances For The National Guard
  • John Curb Chooses Retirement
  • Saga CEO Gives Everybody 5% Pay Cut
  • Taylor Dominates The Charts
  • Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic Set
  • Martina McBride Performs For Stevie Wonder White House Special
  • Opry Begins Tuesday Nights Next Week
  • Billy Currington Gets A #1 Plaque For Don’t
  • Tracy Gershon Now SVP For Warner/Chappell Music
  • Jimmy Wayne Subs As Big D & Bubba’s Producer
  • CMA Changes Country Music Hall Of Fame Categories
  • CMA Songwriters Series Returns To Joe’s Pub/NYC
  • Naomi Judd Back For Another Season Of Can You Duet
  • Rhonda Towns Added To Starry Starry Nashville Night Line-Up
  • A Starry Starry Nashville Night Songwriters Named
  • CRS-40 Reveals CMA Consumer Study
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Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News 02-25-09


Radio Headlines:

  • Earnings: Liberty Media’s Interactive Revenues Drop 4 Percent – yahoo
  • Arbitron Announces Executive Shakeup – media buyer planner
  • Politicians, Artists Debate Performance Fees – mediaweek
  • Radio host Scott McKinney Given 5 Years in Prison – wjgh.com
  • Man With Knives Arrested At Modesto Clear Channel Radio Station – kcra
  • Garry Meier to fill in on WIND-AM – chicago tribune
  • Country music honors radio personalities – tennessean.com
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine – radio ink
  • Reporter Loses Job Over Altered Video Of Fox (Radio) Gibson – washington post
  • WDET switches to new format – the south end news
  • LPFM to be reintroduced in Congress – deep media
  • Verizon Wireless adds Clear Channel to the Hub – fierce mobile content
  • Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill – billboard
  • CRB sets negotiating period for 2011-2015 royalties – rain
  • Sir Terry Wogan hints at quitting Radio 2 – telegraph uk
  • Radio industry must choose DAB, says Carter – media week uk
  • President Of NY Radio Station Slams Jamaican Censorship – carib world news

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Earnings: Liberty Media’s Interactive Revenues Drop 4 Percent – yahoo
  • Liberty Media posts operating loss on writedowns – reuters
  • Arbitron announces quarterly cash dividend – pr newswire
  • Entercom 4Q loss widens – milwaukee business journal
  • Entercom net loss widens on writedown – philly.com
  • Grocery-Sector Radio Ad Spending Falls Slightly in 2008 – progressive grocer
  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson Revises Forecast Downward – mediaworks
  • Virgin Media Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results – individual.com
  • Murdoch on the prowl for print sales. News Corp. chief may go after N.Y. Times – variety

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Announces Executive Shakeup – media buyer planner
  • American Idol contestant Jessika Baier lands a job at Jackson radio station (WKHM) – mlive
  • Survey reveals new trends in radio listening, new media and newspapers – tmc net
  • Garry Meier is back — for one day only on WIND – chicago sun times
  • Garry Meier to fill in on WIND-AM – chicago tribune
  • Inqlings: Kotz is let go by WMMR – philadelphia inquirer
  • Newsweb Flips WAIT/Chicago to Bi-lingual Christian Talk – radio online
  • Game On In Orlando. 740 WQTM Orlando has returned to Sports as “740 The Game” – radio insight
  • Big Daddy making waves. The Names & Faces hotline has been buzzing with WRIF-FM (101.1) listeners concerned that Arthur Penhallow’s familiar and longstanding voice hasn’t been on the dial during the afternoon drive home for the past couple of weeks. – detroit freepress
  • Fred Thompson Gets Radio Show. Former Tenn. Senator To Replace Bill O’Reilly’s Show – wsmv
  • MLB on Sirius: Spring Training games unlikely, what about Regular Season games? – orbit cast
  • Spears New Radio Voice Of Miracle – ours ports central
  • Hillcats Announce Radio Deal for Upcoming Season – our sports central

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News & PR

  • Radio host gets 5 years for fraud. Booneville native Scott McKinney was sentenced to five years in a Florida state prison Tuesday for defrauding investors. – clarion ledger
  • Radio Syndicated Sports Talk Guy Given 5 Years in Prison – wjgh.com
  • Man With Knives Arrested At Radio Station. Windows Broken At Modesto Clear Channel Facility – kcra
  • Knife-Wielding Man Arrested at Modesto Radio Station – news10.net
  • Clear Channel Radio station in Modesto stormed – modesto bee
  • Adam Carolla scores a pilot while his career hangs by an eyebrow hair – tv squad
  • Reporter Loses Job Over Altered Video Of Fox’s Gibson – washington post
  • WBAL fires reporter after fake video goes viral – individual.com
  • KDKA’s Honsberger marks 30th year here – pittsburgh post gazette
  • WSEN AM celebrates 50 years – cny link
  • Radio — A Show With a View (WHAM) – 13wham
  • Lon Helton, WSIX among ACM radio award winners – tennessean.com
  • Country music honors radio personalities – tennessean.com
  • Lon Helton, radio stations win ACMs – country standard time
  • Oscars, Babies and KRON Oh My… (SF Radio) – sf gate
  • Memorial service set for radio host Ridley – philly.com
  • Dr. Harrison Ridley Jr. Remembered by Bob Perkins on B.J. Jansen’s Jazz Life Radio Show – all about jazz
  • TV (Radio) personality with Licking County roots dies. Hebron graduate made name for himself in Pittsburgh – newark advocate
  • What Howard Stern has to say about Darwin – scientific american
  • Co-author John Rothmann of book on Hitler’s collaboration with Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini during World War II to speak at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham. Rothmann, a radio talk show host on KGO-AM in San Francisco – everything alabama
  • WONE’S Schlemmer calls for ‘Gem City Jam’ – dayton daily news
  • These two cats are as hip as ever when it comes to jazz (WMUK) – mlive
  • Son of Legendary Sportscaster Carries on His Father’s Legacy in Broadcasting (John Schenkel) – pr newswire
  • Graham station to hold fundraiser for Russian radio – ashville citizen times

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Field Sees ‘Increasingly Positive’ Story For Radio – radio ink
  • The Local Radio Crisis – inside music media
  • For Local Media, Local Economy is the Answer – don’t panic
  • “I’M WAY TOO GOOD TO PREPARE FOR MY RADIO SHOW” – dan oday
  • There’s Something Happening Here. Many of us can still remember when “Digital Audio Equipment” – radio world
  • Tremblay: So much wrong with right-wing radio – daily news tribune
  • Radio Insiders, Congressmen Aim to Stop Fairness Doctrine – newsmax
  • “Hate Crime” Bill Makes Its Way Forward. While talk radio is fixated on the mere possibility of a return of The Fairness Doctrine, two bills introduced by Texas Democrat Congresswoman Shelia Jackson would make “hate” speech a Federal offense in America. – the right perspective
  • Clinton joins government censors on Fairness Doctrine – dc examiner
  • Obama Should Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine – new american media
  • How Radio Wrecks the Right – charleston city paper

FCC & Legal

  • Politicians, Artists Debate Performance Fees – mediaweek
  • Musicians seek royalties from broadcast radio – la times
  • Musicians want radio stations to pay to play tunes – yahoo
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine – radio ink
  • Expanding community radio – LPFM to be reintroduced in Congress – deep media
  • Senator presses Ticketmaster to sell TicketsNow – international herald tribune
  • Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill – billboard
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes – sf weekly
  • WDET switches to new format. General Manager Ellcessor wants programming to reflect Detroit community – the south end news
  • Radio rises again – asu webdevil
  • “Anything Goes” over her airwaves – south bergenite
  • UFT launches radio ad campaign – utf.org
  • MONDAY Q&A: Adviser to university radio station finds his niche – indiana gazette
  • KGOU public radio to build new station in Ada – ada evening news
  • WPVM dials in new interim director, temporarily tunes out nine volunteers – mountain xpress
  • Radio station helps recruit for MCTC – the parthenon online
  • Season 14 of Fr. Pavone’s ‘Defending Life’ TV/Radio Series Debuts Friday, March 6 – earned media

Streaming & Tech

  • Verizon Wireless adds Clear Channel to the Hub – fierce mobile content
  • Maffei: Sirius/DirecTV Bundles Could Come – multichannel
  • Clear Channel’s iheartradio Added To Verizon Hub – radio ink
  • Tune in to iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News and Sports to the Verizon Hub – pr newswire
  • Imeem Mobile Streams Your MP3s to Your (Android) Phone – wired
  • Last.fm Denies Handing User Data to RIAA – pc world
  • TD Mischke’s radio show coming to citypages.com – minneapolis city pages
  • Nearly half of web users have illegally downloaded music – new media age
  • Tune in to iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News and Sports to the Verizon Hub – broadcast newsroom
  • Depeche Mode first band to offer new “iTunes Pass” promo – ars technica
  • Media groups launch Japan advertising network – yahoo
  • Yahoo! mines search logs for banner ad targeting – register.co.uk
  • ‘Like pedos in a playground’ – the media and Web 2.0. James Harkin on cybernetic silliness – register.co.uk
  • Analyst: “Apple’s 99-cent iTunes model does not build a market for apps” – industry standard
  • What is new media, and why does it matter? – pr week
  • The NPD Group: 4 in 10 U.S. Internet Households Subscribe to Entertainment Services – individual.com

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Sir Terry Wogan hints at quitting Radio 2 – telegraph
  • Radio industry must choose DAB, says Carter – media week uk
  • Ofcom lifts format change rule for radio stations – media week uk
  • Majority against Durham FM move – radio today
  • YCR to join Minster in York – radio today
  • Fire FM threatens to go out – radio today
  • Four new stations for Suffolk – radio today
  • Ban lifted on commercial radio format changes – how do
  • Top bands join new radio comedy – bbc
  • Trainer helps DJs in fight for fitness – formby times
  • Deeside radio station “would help ease recession” – evening leader
  • Scots Radio Stations Given Format Dispensation – all media scotland
  • Marty is back on the radio after a two-year break – herald.ie

Canada

  • CRB sets negotiating period for 2011-2015 royalties – rain
  • New radio station hits the airwaves – omineca express

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Entercom Reports Q4 Revs Down 14%
  • VSS Revises Five-Year Communication Forecast Downward
  • Arriens A Citadel Casualty In Tucson
  • Thomas Transfers To CC/Detroit For OM Duties
  • Johnjay & Rich Reach Career Peake
  • RIAA Ready To Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Decisions
  • AWRT Announces 2009 Gracie Winners; Launches TheGracies.org
  • Lucek New WB/Reprise VP Of Pop Promotion
  • Lawson Exits KDAL/KHQG
  • McKnight Appearing On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
  • CBS Radio Continues To Dominate Ando’s Internet Radio Top 20 In January
  • CCR’s ‘iheartradio’ Now On Verizon’s ‘Hub’
  • Jeff Cook Departs New West Records
  • Masters New Host Of ‘The Business’
  • ACM Announces Broadcast Winners
  • Frangela Guests On Green
  • DiDia Official As Island EVP/GM
  • Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices
  • Puente & Prado Upped At Sony Music Latin
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at Five Formats
  • WRTI Jazz Host Harrison Ridley Jr. Dead At 70
  • Jones Joins J/RCA
  • NRRC Announces New Officers
  • New PPM Research For Talk Radio
  • Street Talk: Baltazar Stops MOViN
  • Premiere Launches ‘The Jason Lewis Show’
  • Street Talk: Dr. Doug & Skippy No Longer With Charlie

All Access

  • Eminem Sues Universal Over Digital Royalties
  • Musicians Push Royalty Fight To Congress
  • FCC’s Copps Talks (Internal) Communication At FCBA
  • X Marks The Spot On Jacksonville Format Flip
  • Price For WURH/Hartford: $7.9 million
  • KTUX’s Heath Hill Arrested
  • Sports Talker Headed For Prison
  • Ofcom Drops Format Flip Ban For New Stations
  • Karel Returning To Radio?
  • Spears Named Voice Of The Miracle

Radio Ink

  • Field Sees ‘Increasingly Positive’ Story For Radio
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Co-Sponsors
  • Entercom Revenues Dip In Q4
  • Geico, HD Alliance Top Week’s Advertisers
  • Country Consumer Research To Be Unveiled At CRS-40
  • Coca-Cola Super Session Added To RAB2009 Lineup
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine
  • ACM Announces Radio Award Winners
  • AWRT Names Gracie Winners
  • Smyth, Bordes Family Honored With Golden Mike Awards
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit
  • Premiere Syndicates Jason Lewis
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2
  • NABEF, BEA Offer Free Speech PSA Contest
  • Clear Channel’s iheartradio Added To Verizon Hub
  • VSS Revises 2009 Forecast
  • Network Radio Research Council Chooses Officers

FMQB

  • NJ Attorney General Settles With Ticketmaster
  • More Lawmakers Sign Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Entercom revenue declines in Q4 and full-year
  • Michael Savage Fighting The Fairness Doctrine
  • John Peake to oversee Johnjay & Rich morning show
  • CC’s iheartradio now bundled with Verizon Hub
  • Yankees radio broadcasts go HD
  • VSS: 2009 media sp

Inside Radio

  • An “increasingly positive” story.
  • Verizon dials up Clear Channel.
  • Forecasts see revenue growth on mobile devices.
  • Retail bell-weathers trim budgets.
  • Clock ticks on Fairness Doctrine.
  • Savage recruits legal force.
  • Tense moments at Modesto stations.
  • Indiana station hacked scammers.
  • Chicago’s WAIT goes bilingual.

Radio Business Report

  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push
  • Sirius XM dissident says “Mel must go!”
  • Ando Media releases January rankers
  • No vote for Sirius XM shareholders
  • WTMD adds HD-2 local bands channel
  • Peter Chernin leaving News Corp.
  • Lou Dobbs rockets into Top 10 in Talkers
  • KTWV launches Kenny G. channel
  • Bustos launches Mega 97.9 in Sacramento
  • RAB: Radio revenues fell 9% in 2008
  • Limbaugh questions Obama’s anti-Fairness stance

Radio Online

  • Local Airplay Royalty Battle Heats Up on Capitol Hill
  • Relevant Radio Appoints Karin Freihammer as CDO
  • Entercom Q4 Net Revenues Down 14%, Loss Widens
  • Anti-Performance Fee Resolution Gains 16 Co-Sponsors
  • CC, Verizon Wireless Expand IHeartRadio to 14 Stations
  • SEASAC Sues Mount Rushmore for Unpaid Licensing Fees
  • Sports/Talker McKinney Sentenced to Five Years for Fraud
  • Knife-Wielding Man Smashes Windows at CC/Modesto
  • Country WGAR-FM Cleveland MD/afternoon personality Chuck Collier who will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage, Law Firm Partner For Free Speech
  • Fred Thompson Will Have A Co-Host
  • ESPN/NY Sets Black History Month Special
  • New Website To Promote Media Gigs
  • Dave Makes A New Friend
  • Jason Lewis Goes Nationwide

Urbansite

  • Philly’s WURD’s Louise Williams Hosts Job Fair
  • The 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic is this Friday

All About Country

  • Live Nation & Ticketmaster Merger Debated On Capitol Hill
  • CRS-40 Reveals CMA Consumer Study
  • Monterey’s Missing Wes Poe Today
  • Garth Does Private Show For Nashville Predators
  • Verizon Joins Ronnie Gilley Entertainment For BamaJam
  • Toby’s Top Secrets Revealed
  • Katie Armiger Sings & Plays Host At Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • CRS-40 Thursday Nightlife Set
  • Montgomery Gentry & Randy Houser Share Top Adds
  • NAB Cites 126 Supporters Of The Local Radio Freedom Act
  • ACM Radio Winners Announced
  • Justin Townes Earle Tops Americana’s Most-Added
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Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News 2-24-09


Radio Headlines:

  • Entercom Reports Fourth Quarter & 2008 Results (down 14%) – yahoo
  • VSS Revises Forecasts, 2009 Radio Expected to Fall 7.2% – radio online
  • Radio “Off-Air” revenues up – rain
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit – radio ink
  • Jason Lewis’ show fills out a slate… – media week
  • Mark DiDia EVP/General Manager, Island Records – pr newswire
  • Longtime MPBN radio personality Virgil Bisset dies – bangor daily news
  • LA Radio Heading Towards The Sh*tter, Says Adam Carolla – laist.com
  • Cumulus on the Brink – inside music media
  • DOHERTY: Fairness doctrine fog – the washington times
  • Sharpton Calls On FCC To Investigate News Corp – wpix
  • Coalition in D.C. to rally for royalties – new york daily news
  • WTMD launches Baltimore Channel – midnight sun
  • Last.fm on U2 Album Leak: “TechCrunch Full of Sh*t” – app scout
  • Tough decisions to come over jobs, services, programs: CBC president – cbc news
  • Capricorn fires Mbatha, Ngobeni – sowetan

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Entercom Communications Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2008 Annual Results (down 14%) – yahoo
  • VSS Revises Forecasts, 2009 Radio Expected to Fall 7.2% – radio online
  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson: 2009 media spending down – dmn news
  • Radio Revenues Sink 9% in 2008; Off-Air Grows 7% – seeking alpha
  • Bad Reception for Radio One. Deteriorating Ad Market, Heavy Debtload Paint Gloomy Outlook – yahoo
  • S&P Downgrades Clear Channel Debt – paid content
  • For hurting radio, a glimmer of light – media life magazine
  • Media L.B.O. Firm Expects More Pain in Sector – new york times dealbook
  • It’s been a rough decade, and 2008 was a bummer
  • Grupo Radio Centro Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for the Period Ended December 31, 2008 – yahoo
  • Should Sirius XM Radio Be Nationalized? – motley fool
  • Is it all Doom and Gloom for Sirius XM? – sirius buzz
  • Sirius XM: Media’s Fear-Mongering Has Gone on Long Enough – seeking alpha
  • Peter Chernin exits News Corp. Rupert Murdoch’s right-hand man seen leaving over succession issues. – crains new york
  • Rupert Murdoch’s memo announcing Peter Chernin departure – la times
  • ONE MEDIA PUBLISHING GROUP PLC – New Contract – individual.com

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit – radio ink
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2 – radio ink
  • Leykis 101 comes to a close at the peak of a new era – examiner
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Michael Klein column: Inqlings: Kotz is let go by WMMR – individual.com
  • Lewis’ show fills out a slate that includes Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck – media week
  • Premiere Radio to Syndicate ”The Jason Lewis Show” – radio online
  • Mark Levin Coming To WTAX! – wtax
  • ESPN To Take Another Slice of Local Media Pie – media bistro
  • WDAV’s Stewart, new SGA officers, Beth Shalom hire – davidson news net
  • Everett’s KRKO radio adds new sports coverage – everett herald net
  • Dalet Names Murphy Thomas as GM, West Coast – radio magazine online
  • Mark DiDia Appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records – pr newswire

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Sharpton Calls On FCC To Investigate News Corp – wpix
  • Coalition in D.C. to rally for royalties – new york daily news
  • Senate Spotlight On Live Nation, Ticketmaster – billboard
  • Green introduces bipartisan measure against radio performance taxes – lake houston sentinel
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WTMD-FM launches all-digital radio station for Baltimore musicians – baltimore business journal
  • WTMD adds HD-2 local bands channel – radio business report
  • WTMD launches Baltimore Channel – midnight sun
  • Masters to host KCRW’s ‘Business’. Showbiz journalist takes over weekly show – variety
  • Corritore marks 25 years on radio – arizona republic
  • KPFK Fund Drive Day 18 – Crude Impact and the Tyranny of Oil – uprising radio
  • Penn’s student-run radio station, WQHS, can make a comeback, but requires support – daily pennsylvanian
  • Public radio’s KGPR celebrates 25 years – great falls tribune
  • Anthony Westbury: NPR radio report angers PSL leadership – tc palm
  • Fairbanks KUAC TV CEO to return to Illinois. Greg Petrowich, the executive director and CEO at public broadcasting station KUAC, is departing for a similar job near his Illinois hometown- news miner
  • New Receiver Needed for KWIT’s IRIS Program – kpth tv
  • Columnist celebrates new book (Ingrid Cummings WICR) – indy star
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Broadcasts First Interview With Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Edward Cardinal Egan Exclusively on The Catholic Channel – yahoo
  • Ministry radio holds rally for expansion project – the titusville herald
  • On Oscar weekend, NPR highlights rival Christian film movement and awards ceremony – church executive

Streaming & Tech

  • Radio “Off-Air” revenues up; Real blamed for DiMA/SX breakdown – rain
  • More bands flocking to App Store: Pussycat Dolls, Soulja Boy – ars technica
  • U2 Album Leak: Investigators Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For – info packets
  • Last.fm on U2 Album Leak: “TechCrunch Full of Sh*t” – app scout
  • Universal taps iPhone App Store for tunes sales. Free music apps worth every penny – theregister.co.uk
  • Eircom to block Pirate Bay ‘Automatic’ music label salute – theregister.co.uk
  • New Zealand Govt Delays Internet Piracy Law – billboard
  • The Adam Carolla Podcast. A new home for the Adam Carolla Podcast – carollaradio.com
  • Eminem Sues Universal for Royalties on Downloading – the wrap
  • Twisten.FM is Potentially the Hottest App on the Web Today for Indie Artists – blog critics
  • Verizon Hub spotted streaming internet radio – engadget
  • Radio-Innovative online streaming radio website offers stations from around the world – search by headlines
  • Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices – billboard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Apprentice contestant launches jobs boost. RADIO talk show host and former contestant on BBC’s The Apprentice, James Max, helped launch a nationwide apprenticeship programme yesterday – barking and dagenham recorder
  • Richard Madeley sits in at LBC – radio today
  • Ofcom drops Format change rule – radio today
  • UBC Global deal confirmed – radio today
  • New sponsors for Real Scotland – radio today
  • AUST BROADCASTER MACQUARIE MEDIA WELL PLACED TO SURVIVE DOWNTURN – individual.com

Canada

  • Tough decisions to come over jobs, services, programs: CBC president – cbc news
  • Radio and Internet Compatability Benefits Advertisers – broadcaster magazine
  • Bob McDonald talks up science at U of S – the star phoenix
  • Activision Publishing and Nelvana Enterprises Announce Upcoming Video Games Based on ‘Toy of the Year’ Winner Bakugan (Chorus) – yahoo

Asia/Africa/Oceana/America’s

  • CAPROCK COMMUNICATIONS EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN ASIA PACIFIC – individual.com
  • Primedia finally nails its stake in Kaya FM station – business report
  • Rabat loosens airwaves to private radio. Moroccan authorities issues licences for four private regional radio stations. – middle east online
  • MP uses radio to create AIDS awareness – mynews.in
  • Capricorn fires Mbatha, Ngobeni – sowetan
  • Mathrubhumi Group, Amrita TV join hands for Idea Mathrubhumi Amrita Film Awards – exchange4media
  • 702 takes to Twitter – bizzcommunity
  • Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM tops the leadership scoreboard – indiantelevision
  • Hot 104.1 FM radio station spreads the love – cayman net news

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Thomas Transfers To CC/Detroit For OM Duties
  • Johnjay & Rich Reach Career Peake
  • Lucek New WB/Reprise VP Of Pop Promotion
  • DiDia Official As Island EVP/GM
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 23, 2009
  • Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices
  • Puente & Prado Upped At Sony Music Latin
  • Limbaugh To Obama: Are Fairness Doctrine-Like Regs Coming?
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at Five Formats
  • RAB: Radio Revs Off 10% In 2008
  • WRTI Jazz Host Harrison Ridley Jr. Dead At 70
  • Jones Joins J/RCA
  • NRRC Announces New Officers
  • New PPM Research For Talk Radio
  • Street Talk: Baltazar Stops MOViN
  • Premiere Launches ‘The Jason Lewis Show’
  • Street Talk: Dr. Doug & Skippy No Longer With Charlie
  • Radio One Has $7.6 Million Loss
  • ‘The Fred Thompson Show’ To Debut On 125 Stations
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots: Feb. 16-22

All Access

  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson: 2009 Media Spending Down
  • Rally For Performance Fee Set For Today In D.C.
  • Entercom Q4 Revenues Drop 14%
  • Peter Chernin To Exit News Corp.
  • 1,500 Ft. Tower Proposed Near Chicago
  • 11 Station Deal Closes
  • Station Owner Faces SESAC Suit
  • Audiovox, FCC Enter Consent Decree
  • Masters Gets ‘The Business’
  • Former Bangor Public Radio Host Virg Bisset Dies
  • ‘Sower’ Minister Dr. Michael A. Guido Passes

Radio Ink

  • VSS Revises 2009 Forecast
  • Smyth, Bordes Family Honored With Golden Mike Awards
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit
  • Premiere Syndicates Jason Lewis
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2
  • NABEF, BEA Offer Free Speech PSA Contest
  • Limbaugh To Obama: Will Talk Radio Be Censored?
  • Piolin Interviews President Obama
  • Network Radio Research Council Chooses Officers
  • Geico, HD Alliance Top Week’s Advertisers
  • RAB: Radio Revenue Down 9 Percent In 2008
  • S&P Downgrades Clear Channel Parent
  • South Dakota Rejects Ad Tax
  • Senator To Force Vote On Fairness Doctrine

FMQB

  • Ken Lucek Joins WBR/Reprise As VP Of Pop Promotion
  • NJ Attorney General Settles With Ticketmaster
  • It’s Official: DiDia Named EVP/GM Of Island Records
  • Todd Thomas Takes Over CC/Detroit
  • Adam Carolla lands CBS pilot
  • Tax losses lure investors to Sirius
  • Web radio facing another crisis
  • WSJ profiles Irving Azoff
  • Rush Limbaugh pens op-ed piece on Fairness Doctrine

Inside Radio

  • Radio One doubles commissions.
  • An online crossroads.
  • Metro Networks consolidation continues.
  • Audiovox gets fine, but no recall.
  • Ex-employees blow whistle.
  • Chicago may get world’s tallest tower.
  • Pizza Hut helps close a deal.
  • Premiere targets new daypart.
  • Levi Willis dead at 79.

Radio Business Report

  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push
  • Sirius XM dissident says “Mel must go!”
  • No vote for Sirius XM shareholders
  • WTMD adds HD-2 local bands channel
  • Peter Chernin leaving News Corp.
  • Lou Dobbs rockets into Top 10 in Talkers
  • KTWV launches Kenny G. channel
  • Bustos launches Mega 97.9 in Sacramento
  • RAB: Radio revenues fell 9% in 2008
  • Limbaugh questions Obama’s anti-Fairness stance
  • Radio revenues take a Q4 plunge
  • Sirius XM stock soars on White Knight deal
  • Coming soon: The Al Liggins Show
  • KMLE-FM Phoenix Adds The Lia Show
  • Seattle scribe sees little space-threat to radio
  • On Second Thought launches where Nova M left off
  • Nova M Radio files for liquidation

Radio Online

  • VSS Revises Forecasts, 2009 Radio Expected to Fall 7.2%
  • 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic Set for This Friday
  • Clear Channel/Detroit Appoints Thomas as Ops Manager
  • John Peake Named Show Director for Johnjay & Rich
  • Network Radio Research Council Elects Foster as Chair
  • Westwood One’s Fred Thompson to Debut on 125 Stations
  • Premiere Radio to Syndicate ”The Jason Lewis Show”
  • NABEF, BEA Announce Free Speech PSA Contest
  • Baltazar exits mornings at CBS Radio’s Rhythmic AC KMVQ-FM (MOViN 99.7)/San Francisco
  • Country KMLE-FM/Phoenix adds the syndicated “Lia Show”

NTS Aircheck

  • Jason Lewis Goes Nationwide
  • Rush Takes On Obama
  • Thompson To Debut On Over 125 Stations
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Major Stock Market Indexes Fall to 1997 Levels
  • Bad Reception for Radio One
  • Bishop Willis, Broadcaster Dies at 79
  • In The Beginning Tavis Smiley, Now Alan Keys
  • L.A.’s New Hit Music Channel Ampradio 97.1

All About Country

  • Roy Land Leaves Philadelphia’s 92.5XTU
  • Julia Burton Invades Motor City
  • COUNTRY Radio’s Biggest Advertisers
  • WKSF/Asheville Raises $92K For Mission Children’s Hospital
  • Rissi Palmer Gets Her Own TV Show
  • Taylor Teams With Verizon For H.S. Concert
  • Buddy Miller Recovering From Heart Attack In Baltimore
  • Tony Brown Receives Cecil Scaife Visional Award
  • Caitlin & Will Send First Song To COUNTRY Radio