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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 04-30-2009


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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio Giant Faces Crisis in Cash Flow. It is too soon to say who will be the biggest loser among media companies in this recession. But Clear Channel Communications is vying for the title. ny times
  • Clear Channel Radio’s CEO Says ‘Last Shoe Has Dropped’ about.com
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Recommends the Tender Offer by Cox Media Group, Inc. at the Increased Tender Offer Price of $4.80 Per Share yahoo
  • Cox Radio Gains On Higher Buyout Offer radio and records
  • Cox Enterprises to raise offer for Cox Radio. Cox Enterprises to raise tender offer price for Cox Radio to $4.80 per share yahoo
  • Westwood One sets reverse split vote radio business report
  • Regent Communications Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Teleconference yahoo
  • Wall Street Journal Radio Bucks the Recession! radio 2020
  • Sirius XM Gives Shareholders New Pill To Swallow sirius buzz
  • SIRIUS XM Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan pr newswire
  • Sirius XM Radio adopts poison pill-type plan. Sirius XM Radio adopts plan to dilute shares in event of possible takeover bid yahoo
  • 4 Reasons Liberty Kissed Sirius XM motley fool
  • East Meets West in the Sirius / Liberty Deal seeking alpha
  • A Sirius Misunderstanding motley fool
  • Is Sirius Up for Sale? seeking alpha
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • Modavox Surges on Favorable Patent News seeking alpha
  • Meredith posts lower quarterly profit on ad decline reuters
  • Viacom Reports First Quarter 2009 Results individual.com
  • Redstone says U.S. on brink of bull market reuters
  • Verklin Sizes Up Ad Futures For Web, Television media daily news
  • Terra Firma’s Hands Sees Many Buyout Firms Going Bust bloomberg

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WGN-AM axes 3 programs, tries youth angle chicago sun times
  • KDKA Radio regains top spot in Arbitron ratings. Among listeners 12 and over, Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to midnight pittsburgh post gazette
  • Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for “Quality Rock” dallas observer
  • Among Those Laid Off By Clear Channel Are Three Familiar Local On-Air Talents. Alan Ayo — a Best of Dallas winner in ’04 — is out at KDGE-FM, while Jen Austin’s no longer doing nights for KDMX-FM. It also says here that “Crash has exited middays on classic rock KZPS.” dallas observer
  • G-Man Rich Goins on being laid off at Clear Channel Denver’s The Fox denver westword
  • Popular DJ Skip Mahaffey laid off by Clear Channel tampa bay online
  • Clear Channel lays off nearly 600 nationally including two veterans at the Boston cluster boston radio watch
  • WTAG lays off Brown, Cooney worchester news telegram
  • WTAG staffers hit by layoffs worchester news telegram
  • New Clear Channel layoffs include jobs in San Diego sign on san diego
  • Morning host Laurie West, six others laid off from radio stations fresno bee
  • Clear Channel lays off workers. An undisclosed number of workers have been laid off from the Dayton operation of Clear Channel Communications dayton daily news
  • Clear Channel cuts 590 jobs. IN Rochester, N.Y, E-Man at 106.7 KISS FM and Gately on 100.5 The Drive were absent from the air Wednesday morning. wivb rochester
  • Radio host part of Clear Channel cuts. Radio personality Seth O’Brien of KRQQ-FM 93.7 is gone from the local Top 40 station, the latest in cuts by owner Clear Channel Communications Inc. arizona star net
  • Another round of radio cuts hit Twin Cities airwaves. Dan Donovan was cut from KOOL-FM Tuesday, after 18 years at the station. kare11 twin cities
  • Clear Channel eliminates 3 local voices. Phil Roberts, Bo J. Spates and Debbie McFadden all were given notice Tuesday. quad city times
  • Clear Channel cuts hit Lexington radio kentucky.com
  • Radio stations lay off five. KJYO-FM 102.7 morning personality J-Rod and KXXY-FM 96.1 air personalities Tracy Thomas and Mark Beutler were among five employees laid off by Clear Channel Radio on Tuesday news oaklahoma
  • Clear Channel Cuts 9 LR Positions arkansas business
  • Clear Channel Radio Names Sharma Sr VP, Strategic Initiatives radio magazine
  • Confirmed: Perrault expected to join KXnO radio lineup as afternoon host des moines register
  • Antoine Joins WBGO as CE radio magazine
  • Braves back on Birmingham radio al.com

News & PR

  • Cumulus Employees Must Take 5-Day Unpaid Leave radio online
  • Arbitron Council Wins New Benchmarks mediaweek
  • NAB Blankets DC Metro Station With Anti-Royalties Message radio ink
  • Liked J. Geils Band? Thank Doug Podell detroit news
  • Radio gig? They’ll pay: Former Detroit duo offers trips for return to airwaves detroit news
  • Radio personality Nick Powers remembered dayton daily news
  • Veteran broadcaster remembers Gondo as a loyal friend and partner las vegas sun
  • CSU radio announcer Bircumshaw hospitalized coloradoan
  • The Atlanta Media: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly bleacher report
  • Longtime Columbia DJ ‘Crazy Charley’ Blackmore still scratching and spinning missourian
  • BEYONCE PRANK PULLED IN VIENNA: Radio station hires lookalike to walk around and fool fans. eurweb
  • John Rohde: Remembering a childhood hero. Losing a hero You never forget the athletes you looked up to as a child news ok
  • Media Monitors Passes the 13,000 user mark radio magazine
  • GIANTS Hijack KNBR; Wednesday Media File rich lieberman report
  • Radio station partnership is last chance for Mifflin sponsorship. A local event promotion company filed a street-use application Monday to host the 40th annual Mifflin Street Block Party, featuring a WSUM sound stage daily cardinal
  • Journal Communications Closes on KNIN-TV in Boise, Idaho trading markets
  • Country singer Church doesn’t let radio silence faze him 77 square

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Prospect of Even More Radio Cutbacks inside music media
  • The Secret Life Of Now 92.3 the infinite dial
  • RADIO ADVERTISING REQUIRES MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN dan oday
  • Buffett saw radio and newpaper problems in 1992 george reed
  • If You Wanted to Kill Local Radio … mpls st paul magazine
  • So what’s wrong with advertising? cornwall seaway news
  • After the anger, a shrug. After spending two-plus years learning to talk — not as easy as it sounds — I was speechless when the local CC suit slid the brown manila envelope containing the severance package across the conference-room table. cincinnati.com
  • Clear Channel Layoffs and Why Radio Sucks (Video) creative loafing
  • Howard Stern: We Must Make Gay Marriage Acceptable towleroad
  • Censorship on way. Congress, administration target talk radio. point of view
  • Censors for talk radio expected within 90 days. Leader of public awareness campaign warns of ‘Arctic blast’ against free speech world net daily
  • Talk radio’s swine flu prescription: Blame Mexicans sf gate
  • Glenn Beck: The Fox News host takes our Stupid Questions! entertainment weekly
  • No love of the common man. Beck and Fox pretend to fight for the little guy, but do nothing to promote equality. philadelphia inquirer
  • Did Michael Savage Violate The DMCA By Demanding Takedown Of Content Already Declared Fair Use? tech dirt
  • Tom Martino’s arrogance helps him win court case denver westword
  • Smerconish, Nakedly Defending Specter washington post
  • Steele, Rush In Lock-Step On Specter cbs news
  • Franken hires chief of staff msnbc
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Creates ‘First 100 Days Radio,’ Three-Day Channel Dedicated to President Barack Obama’s First 100 Days in Office yahoo
  • Candidates for Pembroke town moderator debate on radio patriot ledger

FCC & Legal

  • Obama To Nominate Mignon Clyburn For FCC Commissioner. She is currently the chair of the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) broadcasting and cable
  • Obama Nominates Clyburn as FCC Commissioner radio online
  • FCC calls radio station illegal, closes it billings gazette
  • Feds silence amateur Cheyenne radio station casper star tribune
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • US ‘very concerned’ about journalist jailed in Iran the daily star
  • Dad of U.S. hunger striker in Iran questioned. The father of a U.S. journalist jailed for espionage in Iran said he was summoned to court Wednesday and questioned about his daughter’s hunger strike.cnn
  • Supporters plan Saturday vigil for Roxana Saberi, the Fargo journalist imprisoned in Iran park rapids enterprise
  • Radio free Northwestern. The multiple personalities of WNUR spin hipster jams and rare blues cuts, dividing a station’s identity daily northwestern
  • A Conservative Testifies for NPR nashville scene
  • KMUD connects the community the lumberjack
  • 89.9 FM changes call letters. Portland’s 89.9 FM classical radio station is now broadcasting under different call letters, and the nonprofit that runs the station has changed its name. portland business journal
  • KPCC-FM’s AirTalk to Broadcast from UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center university of california riverside
  • Ace Alexander to Host Radio Seminar at First Annual Conference of the Gospel Complex in Fort Lauderdale, FL pr inside
  • WNWC celebrates 50 years as religious radio station wisconsin state journal

Streaming & Tech

  • Commercial Radio’s Podcasting Myth hear 2.0
  • Microsoft, Verizon rumored to be making an iPhone-rival phone rain
  • Microsoft: We’re Not Making A Phone information week
  • Windows 7 will let you access your music library remotely cnet
  • Google president of display ads to leave company reuters
  • Nielsen: Twitter’s explosive growth can’t be sustained ars technica
  • TIME PUTS A SPIN ON AOL MESS ny post

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • British Sky Broadcasting – 3rd Quarter Results individual.com
  • Is this a new dawn for digital radio? Lord Carter’s draft Digital Britain report wanted more radio industry enthusiasm for DAB. He’s got it in spades guardian
  • Radio 4 pulls Andy Kershaw interview. Edition of On the Ropes withdrawn over fears it would impinge on privacy of Andy Kershaw’s former girlfriend and their children guardian
  • The Media Week podcast – ITV, Sport magazine, WPP and IPG results and Sky mediaweek uk
  • Hostile bidder increases offer for Silk FM owner crain’s manchester business
  • Hospital radio journalist takes on might of BBC hold the front page
  • Paul Jones: the man who could have been in the Rolling Stones. When Paul Jones turned down an opportunity to sing in a newly formed band, he had no idea it would one day become the Rolling Stones. But the musician has no regrets… telegraph
  • End of the road for Valleys Radio radio today
  • Rhys and Eggsy Chained to Afan radio today
  • UKRD increases TLRC offer radio today
  • More cash for Radio Aire Kids radio today
  • Seat & Armin van Buuren Successful with Marathon Radio Show the auto channel

Canada

  • Media Invitation – Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids radiothon – tune in, and give! cnw group
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine

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Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Lachlan Murdoch’s Illyria takes slice of Prime Media australian business
  • Radio heads chill with digital beats. IT’S a problem facing all commercial broadcasters: how do you create a digital station that won’t cannibalise your existing AM or FM audience? watoday au
  • Indian radio station among top ten. Radio Tarana has created broadcasting history by recording a 55% increase in its listenership to become one of the top 10 radio stations in the greater Auckland region. indian newslink
  • New era for radio station. A NEW name and new look – Mount Isa radio station 4LM has entered a new era. northwest star
  • Malaysia’s Telugus want more TV, radio shows times of india
  • Plex issue forces radio stations to change marketing plans indian television
  • Virgin Radio Thailand hires Graham. Rob Graham has joined Virgin BEC-Tero Radio as its managing director in Thailand. brand republic
  • Radio levels not recovered yet over 2008 – latest RAMS bizcommunity
  • In Brief: IRIN radio freelancers in Somalia win UN prizes alternet
  • Alfa installs 13 new radio stations ame info

Trades

Radio & Records

  • CC Needs $1.5B In Cash Flow This Year. Massive debt could be David to radio’s Goliath
  • Update: Clear Channel Cuts Grow
  • Obama Ready To Nominate Mignon Clyburn To FCC
  • Cumulus Summer Vacation Plan
  • Tony Bennett, Metro Signs In Performance Rights Battle
  • Arbitron Radio Advisory Council Wins New Benchmarks
  • R&R Offers Career-Stimulus
  • Stock Market Snapshot, April 29, 2009
  • Tidwell: All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Cox Radio Gains On Higher Buyout Offer
  • CC/Denver Provides Regional News
  • McAllister Does Double Duty
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu
  • Latin Grammys Back In Vegas
  • Herman, Scoleri Officially Join Live Nation
  • AWRT Pres. Continues FCC Committee Work
  • Cote Takes On GSM Duties In Charlottesville
  • WRMA Debuts New ‘Hola Miami’ Morning Show
  • Tim McGraw Signs With Red Light For Management
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Single Utterances Of Indecency
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins

All Access

  • More Clear Channel Folks Need Jobs
  • NY Times: CC Faces Crisis In Cash Flow
  • Guy Hands: Private Equity Biz Shrinking
  • Is Time Warner Set To Spin Off AOL?
  • FCC Opens Bird Tower Strike Petition For Comment
  • Stockholders Asked To Accept Cox Offer
  • Dad Transfers WHLN To Son
  • KTBZ Fills Nights With AD
  • ‘Steele’ Matthews Sticking With WRXK And WWCN
  • UKRD Ups Bid For The Local Radio Co.
  • Jack O’Malley Celebrates 25-Years At WTCM
  • Rodney Atkins Surprises Couple On ‘Good Morning America’
  • Toby Blogs From Afghanistan, Surrounded By U.S. Gun-Ships
  • Gretchen Wilson To Testify On Capitol Hill
  • KIIM Goes To The Races…With Chihuahuas
  • WWKA Talks “DWTS” With Chuck’s Mom
  • WSM-A’s Dave Huitt Creates Vern Gosdin Tribute
  • Braves Find New Radio Home In Birmingham
  • Leykis Parties For Cinco De Mayo
  • Furr Fills In Again At WBT
  • WKSS Invites Celebs To Work On Their Morning Show
  • CC/Northern Colorado’s Rich Bircumshaw Dies
  • Miami Sportscaster Sarvelio Del Valle Dead At 85

Radio Ink

  • Lew Dickey: Furlough Is A ‘Shared Sacrifice’
  • FMC Looks At Airplay Since Pay-For-Play Settlements
  • RAC Meetings: Arbitron Agrees To New PPM, Diary Benchmarks
  • NAB Blankets DC Metro Station With Anti-Royalties Message
  • Copps Makes Budget Pitch In House
  • Updated: Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Policy
  • Sirius XM Sets Stockholder Rights Plan
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Its Offer For Cox Radio
  • Foneshow Partners With Ando For Ads
  • Another Round Of Cuts At Clear Channel
  • It’s Christmas In Fresno
  • NPR’s Norris Named NABJ’s Journalist Of The Year

FMQB

  • NAB Goes Underground To Promote Free Radio
  • More From The Clear Channel Cuts
  • Cox Increases Bid To Go Private, Sued Again
  • Media Monitors passes 13,000 subscribers
  • FCC puts indecency complaints on hold
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • FAA sets sights on radio towers.
  • Obama picks Clyburn for FCC.
  • Unpaid leave at Cumulus.
  • Arbitron pledges to diary guarantee.
  • Indies see “small gains” — want more.
  • Mel Karmazin works to keep losses.
  • NAB goes underground.
  • Cox counts on a dollar.
  • Inside the Numbers by Mike Kinosian: March PPM 2009 – AC: This week, Mike Kinosian presents a recap of Arbitron’s Portable People Meter markets with the emphasis on Adult Contemporary

Radio Business Report

  • Westwood One sets reverse split vote
  • Arbitron raises benchmarks; Evaluating diary guarantee
  • New round of firings at Clear Channel
  • Price boost for Cox Radio buyout bid
  • Cumulus employees get some time off
  • NAB commandeers DC subway
  • Syndication One adds Atlanta and Birmingham
  • WRMA’s “Hola Miami” adds host
  • Cox Radio buyout offer boosted
  • Another newspaper company in Chapter 11
  • AMEX, Delta SkyMiles launch multimedia effort
  • “Cita con el Doctor” details Swine Flu
  • New round of Clear Channel layoffs
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers

Radio Online

  • Obama Nominates Clyburn as FCC Commissioner
  • Cumulus Employees Must Take 5-Day Unpaid Leave
  • FMC Releases Study On Independent Music Airplay
  • Monticello/Charlottesville Hires Karen Cote as GSM
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Price for Cox Radio to $4.80
  • Arbitron Radio Advisory Council Outlines Benchmarks
  • Tidwell Exits Southern Star Broadcasting as COO
  • Whaley Exits VRE/Honolulu as Dir./Programming
  • Stern Player Jailed After Missing Area Appearances
  • NAB Floods DC Metro Station w/Anti-Performance Ads
  • Brennan to Continue on FCC Advisory Committee
  • Tad Lemire exits Clear Channel Hot AC WSNE-FM (93.3 Coast FM)/Providence
  • Dave Ashton exits the PD/afternoon slot at Cumulus AC WFAS-FM/Westchester, NY
  • KJZN-FM/Fresno is stunting with Christmas music
  • Joe Fedele exits Cox AC WVEZ-FM (Lite 106.9)/Louisville as Assistant PD/afternoons
  • Mike Fleming is out at News/Talk WREC-AM/Memphis

NTS Aircheck

  • Specter Tells Smerconish Moderates Must Unite
  • “Don’t Be A Girly-Man!”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Foneshow Partners With Ando Media
  • Wall Street Journal, WSJ Radio Network Up
  • 4 For Texas

Urbansite

  • Insite – Info: Swine Flu Q & A, Now You Know
  • Arbitron – Tampa, Columbus OH, Indianapolis, New Orleans
  • Airchecks – DJ Sky Foxie 105 Columbus, Ga
  • Insite – President Obama gets no love from Fox News, and that’s just fine
  • Insite – Swine Influenza (Flu)
  • Insite – Political Game Changer: Arlen Spector Makes a Switch
  • News – Clear Channel Chicago Departures VAZ and GCI
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Buffalo
  • Airchecks – Kelvin “K Dubb” Washington
  • News – KJ Bland Out at Clear Channel Greensboro

All About Country

  • COUNTRY Stars Make Forbes’ List
  • Cox Radio Privatization Deal Done?
  • Jack Ingram Responds To News Of Vern Gosdin’s Death
  • Pat Green Visits KKNG/Oklahoma City
  • Vern Gosdin Inspires Joey+Rory
  • CMA Unveils Consumer Study To Industry
  • George Strait Reacts To News Of Vern Gosdin’s Death
  • JD Out At WIRK/West Palm Beach
  • Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough Eliminated From DWTS
  • Texas DJ Of The Year Is KPLX/Dallas’ Ryan Fox
  • Vern Gosdin Dies In Nashville
  • Tim McGraw Changes Managers
  • KYGO/Denver’s Catfish Hunter Heads For Tampa
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Radio Headlines:

  • Cox Enterprises boosts offer for Cox Radio atlanta business journal
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09 radio and records
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2009 First Quarter Results May 6 yahoo
  • Santa comes early to 105.5 KJZN Fresno. stunting with Christmas Music radio insight
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD radio online
  • WCKY adds Dan Patrick, Fox Sports Radio cincinnati.com
  • KNX and KFWB take divergent paths la times
  • Singer Tony Bennett wants pay for play on radio msnbc
  • Obituary: Erik Selby / Radio programmer turned to farming in recent years post gazette
  • Former UNLV star, radio announcer Gondrezick dies kfmb san diego
  • Prominent motorsports journalist David Poole dies at 50 the cw arkansas
  • Breaking Down the Clear Channel Firings inside music media
  • More Triple-A That Really Rocks the infinite dial
  • Supreme Court backs FCC: fleeting f-bombs can be punished ars technica
  • Iran denies that Saberi is on hunger strike inforum
  • Broadcasters, small webcasters face April 30th royalty deadline rain
  • BBC plans local media partnerships mediaweek uk
  • Ofcom’s three new licensees radio today
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • Has Jamie done his dash in the morning ratings? couriermail au

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel cutting 590 radio jobs yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09 radio and records
  • Clear Channel Communications Cuts 590 Radio Workers bloomberg
  • Clear Channel Radio Axes Corporate Marketing media daily news
  • Cox Enterprises boosts offer for Cox Radio atlanta business journal
  • Cox Enterprises raises bid for Cox Radio market watch
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc. to Increase Tender Offer Price for Cox Radio to $4.80 per Share and Extend Offer yahoo
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc., by Bull & Lifshitz LLP — CXR yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2009 First Quarter Results and Host Webcast On May 6 yahoo
  • A Rare Opportunity to Gain Inside Perspective on Liberty’s Sirius Investment seeking alpha
  • Buffett fingered media’s financial woes radio business report
  • 3 Jacksonville radio stations going to Family Broadcasting jacksonville.com
  • Contract signed for KCOH. Michael Petrizzo’s Urban/Talk KCOH-AM in Houston is heading out of the commercial realm and into the hands of a religious owner who will be picking up his first station radio business report
  • WPP’s Q1 Revenue Tumbles Nearly 6% media buyer planner

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Clear Channel cuts include V103’s Troi Tyler, Irene Mojica chicago tribune
  • Radio ‘bloodbath’: Clear Channel cuts 3 black female DJs chicago sun times
  • Clear Channel cuts more local radio staff. Clear Channel Communications Inc. today reportedly laid off a handful people at its Twin Cities’ radio stations, including six local on-air personalities minneapolis st paul business journal
  • Dan Barreiro sidekick Joe “Mr. Phunn” Anderson out at KFAN as Clear Channel cuts at 4 stations twin cities
  • Clear Channel cuts: KFAN’s Mr. Phunn, KTLK’s Perry, KOOL’s Donovan minn post
  • Brian and Joe, Trivisonno sidekicks Marty ‘Big Daddy’ Allen and Paul Rado lose radio jobs cleveland.com
  • Radio veterans Brian and Joe (WMVX), Allen and Rado (WTAM) laid off by Clear Channel cleveland.com
  • Popular Cleveland Radio Team Off The Air fox 8 cleveland
  • Long-Time Radio Personalities Let Go At Clear Channel. Some familiar radio voices are now off the air, victims of the latest round of cuts within Clear Channel Radio Corp. newsnet5 cleveland
  • Clear Channel cuts Cincinnati programs, jobs cincinatti business courier
  • Clear Channel cuts announced. Clear Channel Communications Inc., which owns six radio stations in the Pittsburgh area, wouldn’t specify Tuesday where employees are being laid off pittsburgh tribune
  • Clear Channel makes more radio cuts. Among those shown the door in this wave is Jeff Lynn, program director for WRIT-FM (95.7) and WQBW-FM (97.3). milwaukee journal sentinel
  • Clear Channel layoffs hit Milwaukee stations journal sentinel
  • Clear Channel: A couple more names. Scott Aebly’s WRIT-FM (95.7) 7-midnight show is another casualty of the Clear Channel cuts. journal sentinel
  • More layoffs at Clear Channel. Clear Channel of Colorado today announced the layoffs of 24 staffers, more than half of them part-time employees, as part of a series of national cutbacks by the parent corporation. denver post
  • Source: 23 more layoffs at Clear Channel Denver denver westword
  • KBME, Channel 13 lay off sports workers houston chronicle
  • Radio personalities let go. Among other notable on-air personalities who got cut: Bubba “Whoopass” Wilson of the Monsters in the Morning, of Real Radio 104.1 and the Shot Doctor of 540 AM. my fox orlando
  • WFUS-FM fires morning DJ Skip Mahaffey, three others tampabay.com
  • Clear Channel continues to make staffing cuts sign on san diego
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Jobs. Another round of job cuts at Clear Channel radio stations including an on-air personality who has been a voice at 570 WKBN Radio for 40 years. wfmj youngstown
  • Clear Channel lays off more Tucson radio-station workers arizona star net
  • Clear Channel Radio has more layoffs. Tom Glade, vice president and market manager in Wichita, says he can’t say how many layoffs there were. kansas.com
  • Longtime Radio Newscaster Falls Victim to Corporate Cuts 33wytv
  • Clear Channel lays off nearly 600; effect on BR stations not disclosed baton rouge advocate
  • Clear Channel cuts 590 jobs systemwide in Oklahoma news oklahoma
  • Clear Channel Radio cuts staff. The Rochester radio market wasn’t immune to the latest round of layoffs at Clear Channel Radio. rochester post bulletin
  • Clear Channel to cut another 590 jobs des moines register
  • Mike Fleming Laid Off by Clear Channel memphis flyer
  • Mike Fleming Booted off. Clear Channel Lays Off 500 my fox memphis
  • Lexington Radio Personalities Among Cuts wkyt
  • KSSK-AM radio lays off veteran Dick Wainwright honolulu star bulletin
  • Changes To Clear Channel Hawaii Radio Stations kgmb9 honolulu
  • Company Shakes Up HI Radio Teams. Wild, Hammer Head To Island 98.5 kitv
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  • Major Clear Channel Layoffs radio insight
  • Santa comes early to 105.5 KJZN Fresno. Wilks Broadcasting Smooth Jazz 105.5 KJZN Fresno has begun stunting with Christmas Music in preparation of a format change on Friday, May 1. radio insight
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu radio and records
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD radio online
  • WCKY adds Dan Patrick, Fox Sports Radio cincinnati.com
  • KNX and KFWB take divergent paths. The sister radio stations will concentrate on breaking news and entertainment, respectively. la times
  • KFWB has a deal for you. The news station has started running round-the-clock infomercials on the weekends. la times
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins radio and records
  • Mancow’ show coming to 1490AM, 102.1FM on weekday mornings daily press

News & PR

  • Singer Tony Bennett wants pay for play on radio msnbc
  • Obituary: Erik Selby / Radio programmer turned to farming in recent years post gazette
  • Former UNLV star, radio announcer Gondrezick dies. The UNLV sports world is mourning the death of former Runnin’ Rebels star and basketball radio announcer Glen Gondrezick of complications following a heart transplant. kfmb san diego
  • Prominent motorsports journalist David Poole dies at 50 the cw arkansas
  • Sideshow: Little Steven speaks on Phila. radio philly.com
  • New York Times: Getting Out of Radio? seeking alpha
  • Even if George Gimarc Has to Do It Alone, He Won’t Let The Edge’s 20th Go Unnoticed dallas observer
  • Radio personality jailed after missing area appearances. Captain Janks, a prankster featured on the Howard Stern show, is accused of deceiving bar owners out of money. philly burbs
  • Local radio engineer receives national recognition. Kindred Communications engineer Cameron Smith was named to Radio Ink magazine’s “30 Most Admired Engineers in Radio” list for 2009. huntington herald dispatch
  • KPQ Radio transmitter under repair wenatchee world
  • DMC names a new chief of human resources deseret news
  • Radio station tower hearing on hold. pike county courier
  • Q&A with Dr. Ruth. The diminutive sex therapist wants you to do your Kegels. timeout ny
  • Talk-N-Angles, Radio Talk Show Hires Wehringer & Co. to Lead their Social Marketing Initiative pitch engine
  • Local radio station sponsors rock art show the cary news

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Supreme Court Upholds F.C.C.’s Shift to a Harder Line on Indecency on the Air ny times
  • Supreme Court Rules that Government Can Fine for ‘Fleeting Expletives’ washington post
  • Ban on foul talk upheld for TV. High court backs FCC crackdown on ‘fleeting expletives’ chicago tribune
  • Supreme Court backs FCC: fleeting f-bombs can be punished ars technica
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc., by Bull & Lifshitz LLP — CXR yahoo
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Iran denies that Saberi is on hunger strike inforum
  • Media Group Manager Steps Down. Arick Wierson, the general manager of NYC Media Group, the city entity that oversees the city’s cable and broadcast television stations and FM radio station, has stepped down to produce a documentary film ny times
  • Sarah Jessica Parker helps WNYC unveil new live performance space ny daily news
  • NPR’s Michele Norris Named Journalist of the Year by Black Journalists Group pr newswire
  • NPR Reports on Obama’s First 100 Days Through Citizens’ Stories poynter online
  • Chris Tucker to address TC graduating class daily home
  • Regents pull plug on WFUM. Sliding revenue leads to closing michigan times
  • CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rochester’s Vital Organs rochester city newspaper
  • New radio station to feature all gospel charleston daily mail
  • Ramsey’s message heard at LifeSong marshall tribune

Streaming & Tech

  • Broadcasters, small webcasters face April 30th royalty deadline rain
  • Local web revenue begins to favor local media george reed’s radio tv
  • Kagan Summit: Internet Radio Ad Sales Soar radio 2020
  • RIAA settles for $7,000 after 4 years pursuing NY mum. Because I’m worth it the register
  • iTunes DRM spat pits EFF against Apple industry standard
  • Intertek Announces Partnership with iBiquity Digital Corporation for HD Radio(TM) Receiver Certification individual.com
  • ACA: Metered Bandwidth Pricing Is Coming broadcasting and cable
  • Twitter users not sticking around: Nielsen yahoo
  • Broadcast live from any mobile phone with ipadio mobile wire
  • Virgin mobile launches vJazz. A new handset that carries vMusic, which enables free unlimited music downloads ciol
  • Survey Documents Equipment Market Changes. The transition of broadcast media from terrestrial to Web-based is well underway, although progress is slowed somewhat by the economic climate. radio world

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC plans local media partnerships mediaweek uk
  • ‘I haven’t drunk since autumn… now I want to see my kids and get back on the radio,’ says shamed DJ Andy Kershaw mail online
  • Ofcom awards 3 new community radio licenses in Bedfordshire telecompaper
  • Ofcom’s three new licensees radio today
  • A Bridge too far? BOSSES at Stourbridge radio station The ‘Bridge say they will appeal after Dudley Council turned down their application for a new mast. stourbridge news
  • Cotswold community radio station launches woman’s show cotswold journal
  • Radio 1’s Sara Cox ready to boogie at Big Weekend this is wiltshire
  • Radio review guardian
  • RSL in Big trouble with Ofcom radio today
  • UBC does better than expected radio today
  • Rutland Radio goes off key radio today

Canada

  • Rogers Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results individual.com
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • CRTC Chairman Says Fee-For-Carriage Still Needs Justification broadcaster magazine
  • Radio NL soon to be FM. When most businesses are cutting costs wherever possible, Merritt Broadcasting is kicking it up a notch by making a substantial investment to go FM with Radio NL. bc local news
  • CHUM-FM Accused of Censorship. Canada’s largest radio station refuses to play Canadian Labour Congress ad about workplace deaths marketwire
  • Locals work toward new radio station. There is a growing movement in the South Cariboo to start up a new community-based commercial radio station. 100 mile free press

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Has Jamie done his dash in the morning ratings? RUMOURS are flying about the future of 4BC’s super-hyped acquisition Jamie Dunn, after some less-than-stellar ratings in past weeks. couriermail au
  • ‘Raped by tokolosh’: Broadcast Complaints Commission clears Free State radio DJ after contentious interview the witness za
  • Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Dalits in India new kerala
  • BBC: BBC Arabic partnership with MSN Arabia goes live individual.com
  • Nigeria Broadcast Agency Fines Radio Station NGN500,000 -Report nasdaq
  • Somalia: Journalists Freed And Radio Station Allowed Operating all africa
  • Kofi Jumah sues Radio Gold, Raymond Archer, et al joy online
  • Nigeria: Fallen Mast Cripples Three Radio Stations all africa
  • Police To Have Special Slot In Perak Radio FM bernama

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Single Utterances Of Indecency
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins
  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns
  • R&R Offers Career-Stimulus
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 28, 2009
  • Ashton & WFAS Break Up
  • Mahaffey Exits WFUS, Catfish Coming
  • Fresno Smooth Jazz Goes Xmas
  • Street Talk: Fedele Turns Off The Lite
  • Sales Pros Get Online Growth Opportunities In Spring
  • Norris Named Journalist Of The Year By NABJ
  • More On New Fairness Coalition
  • Survey: Rockers Want iPod Connectivity In New Cars
  • Moody’s Cuts Emmis’ Rating
  • New York’s Jazz Festival Loses Sponsor
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy

All Access

  • Clear Channel’s Disenfranchised Staffers
  • Cox Radio Buyout Offer Increased; Another Suit Filed
  • NAB Floods DC Metro Station With Ads
  • Stern Prankster ‘Captain Janks’ Jailed
  • Price Revealed For Five Station Billings Deal
  • KRKO License To Cover Draws More Opposition
  • Power Surge Knocks KPQ Off Air
  • Lance Tidwell Resigns From Southern Star Broadcasting
  • Brock Whaley Out At KPOI, VRE
  • Hay … KCAL Gets New Promo Dir.
  • 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Will Heat Up Las Vegas
  • StreetPulse: Dylan Debuts #1
  • Sharpton, Ballentine Add Atlanta, Birmingham
  • Tim McGraw Stops At Red Light
  • Taylor Swift Visits The Land Of The Jayhawks
  • KMLE To Present ‘Guitars And Guacamole’
  • Julianne Hough & Chuck Wicks Eliminated From DWTS
  • Hosts Announced For Country Weekly Fashion Show
  • Keith Urban Needs Name For Webisode Series
  • Line-up Announced For Froggyfest 2009
  • Taylor And Julianne Are Most Beautiful
  • Lindsey Roznovsky Campaigns To Be LLS Woman Of The Year
  • Miller Fills In At WGN
  • St. Paul Saints Back On WLOL
  • NASCAR Reporter, Sirius Host David Poole Dies
  • UNLV’s Glen Gondrezick Dead At 53
  • Holy Employment Batman!

Radio Ink

  • Another Round Of Cuts At Clear Channel
  • Updated: Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Policy
  • Group Radio Centro Sees Revs Rise In Q1
  • Tama Receiver Sells Jacksonville Stations
  • Fisher Radio Revenues Down In Q1
  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises
  • It’s Christmas In Fresno
  • NPR’s Norris Named NABJ’s Journalist Of The Year
  • RAB, BMI, MIWs Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Pandora Picks Ando Media Measurement
  • Live365 Gets An iPhone App

FMQB

  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Fleeting Expletives
  • Clear Channel Reportedly Lays Off 3 Percent Of Workforce
  • NNB Sells Five Stations To BMG Billings
  • Dave Hunter named PD at 89X
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • UPDATE: Cox raises buyout by a buck.
  • Indecency status quo.
  • Clear Channel restructuring goes deeper.
  • Keep in touch with radio.
  • PDs picking from talent menu.
  • Consultant: Radio needs pandemic plan.
  • Fisher Radio down 29%.
  • How many listen to Channel 6?

Radio Business Report

  • Cox Radio buyout offer boosted
  • New round of firings at Clear Channel
  • AMEX, Delta SkyMiles launch multimedia effort
  • “Cita con el Doctor” details Swine Flu
  • New round of Clear Channel layoffs
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers
  • WTKK PD gets Judy Jarvis Memorial Award
  • “Kung Pao 100.5 stunting over—now CHR

Radio Online

  • Clear Channel Radio Budget Cuts Target 590 Jobs
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC on Fleeting Expletives
  • New York Times May Sell Classical WQXR/New York
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD
  • CCR Suspends Matching 401k Funds for Employees
  • Tama Receiver Sells Three Jacksonville Stations
  • Clear Channel Eliminates Corporate Marketing Dept.
  • RAB Partners With Borrell for New Webinar Series
  • Skip Mahaffey exits mornings at Country WFUS-FM
  • WQBW-FM (97.3 The Brew) and Variety Hits WRIT-FM (My 95-7)/Milwaukee PD Jeff Lynn is out
  • Brian & Joe exit Hot AC WMVX-FM (Mix 106.5)/Cleveland
  • WLW-AM “SportsTalk” host Paul Daugherty has been laid off and will be replaced by Lance McAlister from sister WCKY-AM
  • Tommy Bodean is out at CHR WNOK-FM/Columbia, SC
  • KFAN-AM/Minneapolis afternoon sidekick is out over budget cuts, along with News/Talk KTLK-FM morning talk host Langdon Perry and newscaster Danielle Hitching
  • KUSS-FM/San Diego PD/morning man Mike O’Brian is out WTKS-FM/Orlando morning co-host Bubba Wilson is out

NTS Aircheck

  • Is Your Station Prepared For Swine Flu?
  • Supremes Uphold FCC Ban On “Dirty Words”
  • Talk Hosts Declare “Don’t Touch My Dial!”
  • So, Who Attended That “Talk Summit?”
  • Levin Says Thanks A Million
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Insite – President Obama gets no love from Fox News, and that’s just fine
  • Insite – Swine Influenza (Flu)
  • Insite – Political Game Changer: Arlen Spector Makes a Switch
  • News – Clear Channel Chicago Departures VAZ and GCI
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Buffalo
  • Airchecks – Kelvin “K Dubb” Washington
  • News – KJ Bland Out at Clear Channel Greensboro
  • News – Mike Epps & Star 94.5 mid-day diva JoJo
  • News – Clear Channel 590 Employees Gone
  • Arbitron – Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis

All About Country

  • Murray Kentucky’s 13th Annual FroggyFest Set
  • What’s Goin’ On In Tampa?
  • Cox Media Offers $4.80/Share For Cox Radio
  • Country Weekly Fashion Show Set For June 10th
  • Tim McGraw Changes Managers
  • Lance Tidwell Leaves Southern Star Broadcasting
  • Arbitron Continues Winter Book Releases
  • KYGO/Denver’s Catfish Hunter Heads For Tampa
  • Bucky Covington Visits WIVK/Knoxville
  • Jamice Jennings Leaves Cold River Records
  • Mike Borchetta Joins Way Out West Team
  • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Delivers Piano To H.S. Students
  • Clear Channel Cuts Some More
  • Randy Travis Gets Dove Award
  • We Got Jobs!
  • Mac McAnally Donates You First Royalties
  • Oak Ridge Boys On QVC Tonight
  • New Father/Son Duo Releases First Single
  • Due West Starts Bigger Than Me Records
  • Darius & Taylor Share Mediabase Most-Added
  • Miss A Story? Check The AAC Archives!
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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 04-28-2009


Radio Headlines:

No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming
No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel’s Parent Cuts 590 Jobs wall street journal
  • Grupo Radio Centro Reports First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro Reports First Quarter 2009 Results fox business
  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns radio and records
  • NNB Spins Off Billings Group to CEO Pete Benedetti radio online
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department radio and records
  • Clear Channel cuts 401(k) match. inside radio
  • “Hey, Detroit – want to sell some new cars?” Jacobs Media’s new survey reveals that there is a willingness among consumers to buy or lease an American car or truck, if… jacobs media
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises radio ink
  • SIRI: SIrius may drop below 40 cents today, time to load up motley fool caps
  • Bob Pittman is bullish on broadcasting radio business report
  • Ad recovery elusive even as media stocks rally reuters
  • Murdoch: Obama Must Be Careful Not To Overregulate smart money
  • Omnicom Net Income Sinks 23% in Q1 09 media buyer planner
  • Update: William Morris, Endeavor Agree To Merge billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • The Clear Channel axe falls milwaukee journal sentinel
  • Cuts at WLW, Clear Channel cincinnati.com
  • Oddo, Bubba among those ousted in Clear Channel axings orlando sentinel
  • Clear Channel Radio has more layoffs kansas.com
  • Skip Mahaffey Exits WFUS/Tampa radio and records
  • Radio Head: Jeff Catlin Talks About Why Cumulus Buried Its Bone for “Quality Rock” dallas observer
  • The Bone flips formats, opts for ‘Quality Rock’ radio dfw.com
  • Cumulus Buries The Bone for Quality Rock nbc dfw
  • Less budget, more CHRs. inside radio
  • Jeannine Jersey Resigns as WTIC-FM/Hartford PD radio online
  • MUSIC COULD DIE AT TIMES CO. Rumors are raging that top suits have discussed putting classical radio station WQXR (96.3 FM) on the block ny post
  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments radio ink
  • Max Media Flips WXMM/Norfolk to CHR ”Hot 100.5” radio online
  • Khloe Kardashian to Host Her Own Radio Show hollyscoop

Modern Radio Production: Product, Programming, Performance
Modern Radio Production: Product, Programming, Performance

News & PR

  • Arbitron And Clear Channel: No Deal? radio ink
  • Brian & Joe: Three decades in local radio cleveland.com
  • Child porn suspect waives extradition. Newport man will be back in N.H. later this week new hampshire sentinel
  • Arbitron’s Dr. Taymoor Arshi Wins 2009 Academy of Distinguished Engineers from Oregon State University pr newswire
  • Ad Supported Satellite Radio Possibilities seeking alpha
  • NAB Offers Help Educating Public About Swine Flu broadcasting and cable
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers radio business report
  • Black Journalists Group Announces Nominees for Annual Awards pr newswire
  • CRB Finalizes Board of Directors for 2009-2010 radio magazine
  • Dr. Laura LIVE! “In Praise of Mom” pegasus news
  • Steve Deace, WHO talk radio host of “Deace in the Afternoon” will be speaking at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Pocahontas pilot tribune

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Next Radio Firings inside music media
  • Jim Boyle: “The worst of the storm may have passed.” (pdf)
  • Obama threatens speech on radio, Web, print world net daily
  • Bailout for the Media Moguls? the indypendent
  • Perry and radio hosts take critical look at Obama austin statesman
  • Blago on the radio. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is back from his trip to Los Angeles and back on the radio in Chicago. abc local chicago
  • Bring it on, MoveOn: The Cautionary Tale of Furious George american spectator
  • Homeland Security: Everyone’s a Threat new american
  • Top Radio Talkers Attend Strategic Meet norcal blogs
  • Glenn Beck: A Savvy Fraud Who Knows Just How to Please His Audience of Conservative Suckers op ed news
  • Glenn Beck’s Savvy Fraud newshound
  • Hate-talk Radio’s Michael Savage’s Real-life “Streets of San Francisco” Encounter with SFPD, Film Crew huffington post
  • U.S. talk-radio host blames the spread of the flu on illegal aliens (Michael Savage) rabble
  • Ayers visit sparks debate on radio the justice
  • Radio Talk Show Hosts and Political Analysts to Host Town Hall Event evliving
  • Devo Call Rush Limbaugh a ‘Great Example of Devolution’ spinner
  • Sean Hannity coming back to town cincinnati.com
  • Steve Schmidt, Unplugged town hall
  • On the Path Productions — Is Traditional Talk Radio Good for What Ails America? prusa
  • State employees group targets Holliman with radio ad davis county dispatch

FCC & Legal

  • High court upholds FCC dirty words ruling upi
  • Court: Radio Talk Show Host’s Statements Not Actionable. Panel Concludes Reasonable Listeners Would Consider Comments Opinion metnews
  • Court Grants Motion to Move Modavox Patent and Trademark Infringement Cases Brought Against Time Warner, AOL and Platform-A from California to New York yahoo
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Cutbacks Include 13 Layoffs washington post
  • Journalist from Fargo continues Iran hunger strike twin cities
  • New morning show in the works for WUNH the new haven
  • KDHX features series on John Coltrane stl today
  • Hofstra radio alumni discuss technology advances media newswire
  • National Archives Hosts Free Public Programs in May to Celebrate ‘BIG!’ Exhibit pr newswire
  • KPFZ celebrates one year lake county record bee
  • Murray Green: Public-broadcast TV, radio owe you more the WXEL provides tcpalm
  • KERA’s “CEO” with award winning journalist Lee Cullum enters its third year insidetxbiz
  • WMUB pursues local news bureau with Cincinnati Public Radio the miami student
  • Student media leaders accept new positions. Campus radio station WASU and The Appalachian student newspaper have chosen their station manager, editor-in-chief and business manager for the 2009-10 school year. the appalachian

Programming for TV, Radio & The Internet
Programming for TV, Radio & The Internet
This comprehensive resource answers many questions that face new comers as well as industry professionials and provides an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of the electronic media programmer.

Streaming & Tech

  • Star and Buc Wild get online with Vlad ny daily news
  • Ando Media Selected by Pandora to Measure Streaming Audience pr newswire
  • Webcast Metrics to measure Pandora listening rain
  • Triton Digital Sales To Represent Replace Ads Online Ad Inventory radio magazine
  • Triton Digital To Sell Ads for ReplaceAds Network audio4cast
  • Nielsen Begins Measuring Internet Usage In TV Ratings Sample media daily news
  • Magna: Online Video To Grow 32% In ’09 media daily news
  • Study: Car Buyers Want iPod Capability fmqb
  • WFTV’s competition all aTwitter about news director’s Tweets; expect fewer digs at the competition, his boss says orlando sentinel
  • Liquid Compass Tags Loomis as Senior Developer radio magazine
  • QuickTime to receive YouTube support cnet
  • A New Era In Advertising: Internet Radio pr newswire
  • IP minister rules out ‘three strikes’ disconnection law register
  • RapidShare hands over user info in Germany, users panic ars technica

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Absolute Radio expects Rajar gains mad.co.uk
  • Andy Kershaw radio show dropped by BBC Radio 4 iomtoday
  • DJ Ian Dore quits Bath FM this is bath
  • Belgians in Rockall broadcast bid. A team of Belgian radio enthusiasts were due to set off for the North Atlantic islet of Rockall where they hope to make a series of broadcasts. bbc
  • Radio industry needs to be bold, says Miron mad.co.uk
  • UTV Media in pole position to acquire Sport magazine mediaweek uk
  • Global completes rebranding of local radio stations as Heart brand republic
  • Radio advertising is child’s play howdo
  • Perez wants to be bigger than Oprah western daily press
  • RSL in Big trouble with Ofcom radio today
  • Rock (FM) School opens doors radio today
  • Nine more Hearts makes 33 radio today
  • Industry unites for a DAB future radio today
  • Moyles’ future not assured radio today

Canada

  • Tory hits the airwaves. After too many elections, he’s a fresh voice on radio toronto sun
  • Amherst station switching to FM nova scotia chronicle herald
  • Fee-For-Carriage Should Be Tied to Specific Initiatives– CBC broadcaster
  • Appointment to CRTC. The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Peter Menzies as a full-time member of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission representing the Alberta/Northwest Territories region. broadcaster
  • WAB Conference Program Update. The Western Association Broadcasters 75th annual conference is June 5-7, 2009 in Kananaskis Alberta. broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • SBS Radio head Masselos resigns yahoo
  • Austereo tunes into radio revolution. THE key to the success of digital radio – which launches nationally on Friday – will be content, Austereo Adelaide general manager Peter “Max” Maynard says. adelaide now
  • Second transmitter for Kingfisher FM weekend post
  • Swine flu sees family shut away. Mr Wallace, who is the programme director for the More FM and Breeze radio shows, said he was confident about being given the all clear. stuff nz
  • Radio revenues poised to grow at 15% despite slowdown – GroupM radio and music
  • Astro to pick up stake in Sun’s radio subsidiary indian television
  • Radio | Ad revenues to grow 15%. Audience measurement and ad expenditure tracking systems have increased credibility live mint
  • Somalia: Journalists Freed And Radio Station Allowed Operating all africa
  • Togo govt lifts suspension on radio ‘talk shows’ afrique en ligne
  • Shake hands with DJs and win RM10,000 the star online
  • BBC Afrique launches FM relay in Central African Republic indian television
  • Rwanda bans BBC local broadcasts. Rwanda has suspended BBC broadcasts in the local language Kinyarwanda because of what it says is bias in BBC reports concerning the 1994 genocide. bbc
  • Taliban: “Why Are the Americans Closing Down Jihadi Media? right side news
  • Mexican AM–FM Transition Sought radio world

Trades

Radio & Records

  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns. Buys five Billings stations
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Skip Mahaffey Exits WFUS/Tampa
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy
  • Dallas’ ‘Bone’ Rebrands With ‘Regular Guys’
  • Update: Kung Pao Warmed Up To Hot
  • Liberty Media Gets 2.5 Billion Sirius Shares
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 27, 2009
  • Moody’s Cuts Emmis’ Rating
  • Survey: Rockers Want iPod Connectivity In New Cars
  • Foxx Back On WBLS
  • Martino Beats The Rap
  • CBS Corp.’s Moonves Paid $32 Million In 2008
  • SRC Appoints Exec VP
  • Pandora Signs On With Ando Media
  • Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star
  • Chart Highlights: Green Day, DMB Soar To No. 1
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Nominees Named By NABJ
  • Schwartz Promoted To IDJMG Senior Director/Marketing
  • RAB, BMI and MIW Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Broker Rosenblum Does Deal Redo On WFRM
  • Jersey Leaving Hartford, Mapmakers Confused
  • Sykes New CEO At Project Playlist
  • Street Talk: Huff Leaves Xtreme

All Access

  • Supreme Court Upholds FCC Appeal In ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Case
  • New Northwest CEO Exits, Starts Own Group
  • Jacobs Asks ‘Hey Detroit — Want To Sell Some New Cars?’
  • More Details On KXAM Closing
  • Ferber Launches Own Brokerage
  • FCC Rejects Challenge To LPFM License Cancellation
  • Grupo Radio Centro Q1 Revenues, Income Rise
  • Jacksonville Trio Sold By Receiver
  • Neinaber Hosts A Free Conclave Webinar
  • NYSBA Sets Sales Confab
  • Spacial 1-to-1 Targeting Helps Power Google Alpha Test
  • Celador To Put Edinburgh Station Back On The Air
  • BBC Radio 4 Yanks Kershaw Interview
  • Julianne & Chuck, Monty Powell Set For Ravenwood HS Benefit
  • NABJ Honors NPR’s Norris
  • Mancow Back In The Game In Norfolk
  • Mississippi Sales Manager Dean Hubbard Dies

Radio Ink

  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments
  • Survey: Consumers Still Want (iPod-Compatible) Cars
  • A Dozen Digital Stations Meet PPM Minimum In March
  • RAB, BMI, MIWs Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Slander Suit Against Talk Host Martino Dismissed
  • Ramsey Hosts Record-Breaking Webcast
  • More Cuts At NPR
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises
  • Arbitron And Clear Channel: No Deal?
  • Triton Digital Reps Jetcast’s ReplaceAds
  • Pandora Picks Ando Media Measurement
  • Live365 Gets An iPhone App
  • Apple’s App Store Reaches 1 Billion Downloads
  • Civil Rights Group Wants LPFM Rules Change
  • FCC Rejects Bid To Block Station, CP Sales

FMQB

  • Study: Car Buyers Want iPod Capability
  • Gabriela Schwartz promoted at IDJMG
  • Pandora signs up for Ando Media metrics
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel cuts 401(k) match.
  • Radio’s still top dashboard feature.
  • Less budget, more CHRs.
  • CBS Radio becomes streaming champ.
  • Verizon remains top advertiser.
  • Newspaper a less-powerful opponent.
  • Pandora takes on radio.
  • Lathrop gets new Gap market.
  • The Mike Kinosian Interview… McKnight is heard 6-9am on CBS Radio, L.A. Smooth Jazz “The Wave” (KTWV).

Radio Business Report

  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers
  • WTKK PD gets Judy Jarvis Memorial Award
  • “Kung Pao 100.5 stunting over—now CHR
  • Genesis adds Insana
  • Syndie talker dodges slander rap
  • Westwood One completes recap
  • Credit downgrade for Cumulus
  • Keke does it: 7 marathons in 7 days
  • Air America host challenged in NY-20
  • Digital streams slow to register in PPM markets

Radio Online

  • NNB Spins Off Billings Group to CEO Pete Benedetti
  • Jeannine Jersey Resigns as WTIC-FM/Hartford PD
  • Liberty Media Gets 12.5 Million Sirius XM Shares
  • Max Media Flips WXMM/Norfolk to CHR ”Hot 100.5”
  • Court Upholds Dismissal of Marino Defamation Suit
  • Ando to Measure Pandora’s Streaming Audience
  • Scholarship Apps Available for Training Seminar
  • Triton Digital Inks Deal with Jetcast’s ReplaceAds
  • Automakers Should Market Most Attractive Features
  • KIHT-FM (K-Hits 96)/St. Louis morning personality JC Corcoran who is celebrating his 25th anniversary on-air in the market
  • KDBN-FM (93.3 The Bone)/Dallas re-images as “93.3 Quality Rock.”
  • Syndication One’s Rickey Smiley adds Urban WJIZ-FM/Albany, GA, and Urban WBFA-FM/Columbus, GA,
  • Utah Jazz broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley is set to retire at the end of the NBA team’s playoff run
  • KKGN-AM (Green 960)/San Francisco adds syndicated Randi Rhodes to afternoons

NTS Aircheck

  • ABC News Radio Sets Swine Flu Special Report
  • Savage Blames Flu Outbreak On “Illegal Aliens”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • More Layoffs At NPR
  • Carey Bros. Hammer Home Nat’l Rebuilding Day

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis
  • News – Rickey Smiley Show Adds Three Stations
  • Insite – Fans fixate on Beyonce as `Obsessed’ takes in $28M

All About Country

  • CRS-41 Agenda Committee Complete
  • Ferlin Husky Resting At Home Following Hospital Stay
  • Montana COUNTRY Pair Gets New Owner…Sort of…
  • Kenny Chesney Heads For Texas
  • Darius & Taylor Share Mediabase Most-Added
  • Overheard In The AAC Vent Section
  • Arbitron Continues Winter Book Releases
  • Willie Nelson Turns 76
  • Check Out This New Aircheck
  • Josh Brandon Lands In Brunswick, GA
  • Randy Houser’s Boots On Video Features Drake
  • Jamie Foxx Gives Oak Ridge Boys Shout Out
  • Cindy Mabe Now Capitol Nashville SVP/Marketing
  • Clint Black Wins Celebrity Apprentice
  • Love And Theft Complete Their First Video
  • Jason Michael Carroll Flies In His New Album
  • 94.9 The Outlaw/Wichita Falls Makes Red Dirt Waves
  • Shelley Hargis Leaves Mathis Entertainment
  • Miss A Story? Check The AAC Archives!
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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 04-27-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • SIRIUS XM to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves’ salary dropped in 2008 la times
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy mediaweek
  • March PPM Results arbitron
  • On the radio: New WXRK might hurt Z-100 ny daily news
  • 93.3 The Bone in Dallas now has Atlanta-based “The Regular Guys” simulcast morning show pegasusnews
  • FM station drops the Chinese, brings in pop hits (WMMX) dailypress
  • Utah radio DJ fired, charged over child porn salt lake tribune
  • Charlotte FM radio pioneer silenced. Calvin Walker was found dead in his home Monday. He was 62 charlotte observer
  • RBR/TVBR observation: Reflections on Las Vegas 2009 radio business report
  • Swine Flu Paranoia Infects Major Media rich lieberman
  • Federal Appeals Court: Don’t bother suing for slander, because no one reasonably expects objective facts from the typical talk show host.sf gate
  • NPR Has Record Ratings….Local Stations Growing as Papers Shrink beet tv
  • Father: US journalist jailed in Iran ‘very weak’ charlotte observer
  • The Middle Age of Social Media. A new poll shows it’s not just for kids anymore adweek
  • BBC and Commercial Radio unite on digital plan mad.co.uk
  • Digital switchover may not happen in our lifetime, warns BBC radio head guardian
  • Moyles simply ‘the best’ as he signs up to stay with Radio 1 the scotsman
  • Slumdog firm launches city radio station edinburgh evening news
  • Rwanda Suspends BBC Radio Service ny times

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • SIRIUS XM to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • Next Leg of Growth for Sirius XM seeking alpha
  • Will Satellite Radio Become a Consumer Staple? seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM: Automation, Not Manipulation seeking alpha
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves’ salary dropped in 2008. Overall compensation, including stock and option awards, was valued at about $32 million, compared with $36.8 million in 2007. la times
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Earned $32 Million in 2008 radio online
  • Bloomberg to expand despite terminals threat financial times
  • Media folks concur: Upfront will slide. Most planners and buyers see broadcast ad sales down media life
  • EARNINGS PREVIEW: US Media Cos Hurt By Fewer Ads, Internet smart money
  • UPS Begins Review For Global Advertising, Media Buying media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy. The newly branded network is about to launch this week (April 20) a new strategy that organizes its programs and inventory by lifestyle clusters, allowing advertisers to target consumers beyond the traditional age and sex ratings mediaweek
  • FM station drops the Chinese, brings in pop hits. After a full weekend of Chinese classical tunes, local radio station WMMX-FM 100.5 announced its new format this morning, switching from hard rock to contemporary pop and renaming itself Hot 100.5. dailypress
  • Radio station abandons rock for “classic Chinese hits” daily press
  • 93.3 The Bone in Dallas now has Atlanta-based “The Regular Guys” simulcast morning show pegasusnews
  • “93.3 The Bone” Dallas Stunting radio insight
  • March PPM Results Include 12 Digital Stations meeting Minimum Reporting Standards. More than 500 digital stations are encoded across 14 markets arbitron
  • March PPM Include Digital Stations in Nine Markets radio online
  • On the radio: New WXRK might hurt Z-100 ny daily news
  • Inqlings: Sound of ‘Wibbage’ rises again. More than 30 years after it was pronounced dead, the “Wibbage” radio brand has been resurrected, though at the Jersey Shore and on FM. philly.com
  • Randi Rhodes returns to talk radio post chronicle
  • Sirius Covers NFL Draft with Analysis and Listener Opinions media buyer planner
  • NEW YORK RADIO STATION SUSPENDS WENDY WILLIAMS … AFTER SHE POSTS BETTER THAN EVER RATINGS!!!!! mediatakeout
  • WRNR rocks on through management change. But alternative format stays the same hometown annapolis
  • New blues show creates a ‘Buzz’ on KTHO radio station tahoe daily tribune
  • Philadelphia radio personality Andy Kortman and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have teamed up to present the “Celebrate Life” music hour every from 9 to 10 a.m. courier post online

News & PR

  • Utah radio DJ facing child porn charges. Radio disc jockey Larry Hunsaker of West Jordan, Utah, has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, court documents say. upi
  • Utah radio DJ fired, charged over child porn salt lake tribune
  • KIEFER SUTHERLAND’S RADIO DREAMS ny post
  • Country radio’s rare flower lancaster online
  • Radio station tower hearing on hold. A public hearing on a conditional zoning use permit for a proposed 190-foot AM radio tower will resume on May 4. pike county courier
  • Did you ever wonder? Familiar voices on your radio stations colorado springs gazette
  • WIBC-FM Wins an Unprecedented Third Crystal Radio Award pr usa
  • Radio DJ finishes marathon runs at Idaho Statehouse (KeKe Luv) idaho statesman
  • Charlotte FM radio pioneer silenced. Calvin Walker, who worked at 10 local stations and outlived most of them, was found dead in his home Monday. He was 62 charlotte observer
  • Popular Radio Personality Laid to Rest. Hundreds gathered to say goodbye to Ray ray fox10tv
  • Hattiesburg author, radio executive passes away. Dean Hubbard was a well-educated man despite having only a high school education, said his daughter, Glenice Wilson. hattiesburg american
  • PROFILE: Andrew Fisher. Junior journalist essay contest opens doors to media career albany times union
  • By Paul Grondahl, staff writer
  • Local Radio DJ Texas Music Awards (Scotty Preston) texomas
  • Money Smart Radio Offers Money Smart Answers yahoo
  • Aces Ballpark, Reno residents featured on national radio broadcast reno gazette journal
  • Huntsville goes without radio sports jacksonville
  • The New Music Seminar To Return This July billboard

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Wacky World of Radio – Program Directors. Today’s Lesson: The Program Director or PD about.com
  • funny Few Celebrity Outbursts Rival this Radio Classic: Casey Kasem’s Dead Dog Dedication about.com
  • Gun talk not go erie
  • BOBBY OCEAN’S SUNDAY RADIO CARTOON: Stick To The Playlist Or Else… dan oday
  • RBR/TVBR observation: Reflections on Las Vegas 2009 radio business report
  • The End of “Reach” hear 2.0
  • Clear Channel’s Fake Localism inside music media
  • Restructuring An Entire Industry (Radio) george reed’s radio tv
  • Your Reinvention Plan mcvay media
  • Swine Flu Paranoia Infects Major Media rich lieberman
  • Team Shows: the 4 Basic Hand Signals tommy kramer
  • DID YOU EVER WONDER: 18 years of keeping the airwaves humming colorado springs gazette
  • WNYC’s Greene Space Serves Glass Under Glass radio 2020
  • Why Some Old Media Still Don’t Get It mediabistro
  • Death Row calling: The man broadcasting to save his life. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a US journalist, faces renewed calls for him to be put to death. Ian Burrell reports independent
  • JACOBS: Why not a honesty doctrine? north county times
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Pursuit of Bush Officials Like Banana Republic, Not U.S.A. wapakoneta daily news
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Loosed ‘Dogs of War’ on CIA newsmax
  • ‘Morning Drive’: Radio host’s path to punditry. In his book, Michael Smerconish writes about his first adventures in politics today
  • Mayor’s radio show may have ended, Last Saturday’s talk show may have been the last for Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter. Ritter and management at WFTL 850 AM announced Saturday that the station is in the process of selling her time slot. sun sentinel
  • Restaurant owner gets Limbaugh on the line toledo blade

FCC & Legal

  • What do you expect? It’s talk radio, court says. A federal appeals court had some advice Friday for anyone whose reputation gets trashed on talk radio: Don’t bother suing for slander, because no one reasonably expects objective facts from the typical talk show host.sf gate
  • Comcast and FCC Spar At D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Father: US journalist jailed in Iran ‘very weak’ charlotte observer
  • Roxana Saberi on hunger strike: Report tehran times
  • US journalist jailed in Iran goes on hunger strike wday
  • NPR Has Record Ratings….Local Stations Growing as Papers Shrink beet tv
  • Radio Girl. Sixteen-year-old Keili Hamilton is the youngest D.J. in WFMU’s history. Her show, “Beastin’ the Airwaves!,” is broadcast live on Sundays at three in the morning. ny mag
  • Airing out support for Public Radio khnl honolulu
  • KISU Ends Another Successful Pledge Drive to Keep Programming in Tact kpvi
  • John Moran: Needed: A more diverse WUFT the gainesville sun
  • Radio host Dee Perry tunes in to warm people here cleveland.com
  • WKSU host Mark Pennell has fascination with human side of classical music: Tastemakers cleveland.com
  • Sorenson, KFMG stay hyper local desmoines register
  • WMOT-JAZZ 89 celebrates 40 years on the air murfreesboro post
  • Weeklong public radio fund drive starts strong sacramento bee
  • Public radio program to feature UVU professor daily herald
  • Independently run station WRCT celebrates 60-year history the tartan
  • PRI editor and author Peter Thomson to speak about his book “Sacred Sea: a Journey to Lake Baikal” the elliot
  • Lamar public radio needs “10 to Win” the record live
  • WAC Radio Making Waves on Air washington college
  • National Radio Program to Expand Awareness of TrinityCare’s Unique Approach to Senior Adult Care prnewswire

Streaming & Tech

  • Project Playlist Names Former MTV Exec Sykes as CEO, Replacing Van Natta all things d
  • The Middle Age of Social Media. A new poll shows it’s not just for kids anymore adweek
  • Sports talk reaches into cyberspace. Denver sports-talk radio entered a new era last week with the introduction of an online station. denver post
  • In a digital age, vinyl albums are making a comeback la times
  • Musician dumps instruments for iPhone. Apple addict to perform with handsets only register
  • What will Happen on Online Advertising in 2009? glgroup

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC and commercial radio groups unite in new cross-industry body mediaweek uk
  • BBC and Commercial Radio unite on digital plan mad.co.uk
  • Global boss Miron calls on Government to name digital radio switchover date mediaweek uk
  • Digital switchover may not happen in our lifetime, warns BBC radio head. Radio industry must act to prevent years of decline in listener numbers, Tim Davie tells Radio Reborn conference guardian
  • Chris Moyles ‘plans to sign new BBC Radio 1 contract’ belfast telegraph
  • Moyles simply ‘the best’ as he signs up to stay with Radio 1 the scotsman
  • Success on the airwaves. YOUNG people in Portishead are back behind the microphone as Radio Dynamic broadcasts throughout week.
  • Lake up in smoke over ‘e-cigs’ radio today
  • Edinburgh’s 107FM back on air radio today
  • Industry unites for a DAB future radio today
  • Radio Slumdog comes to Edinburgh the scotsman weston & somerset mercury
  • Slumdog firm launches city radio station. A RADIO station backed by the company that helped produce Slumdog Millionaire will take to the airwaves in the Capital next month. edinburgh evening news
  • Pop music less popular on the radio. Radio listeners are connecting with music channels, just not the ones you would expect. Anxiety bitten broadcasters, honing playlists to 300 of the best researched titles, can’t stop the audience drift. Maybe they are asking the wrong questions. follow the media
  • All of SR International’s Programs on One Channel in Stockholm sr international
  • CTC Media Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call individual.com

Canada

  • Conspiracy radio star silenced. A Canadian radio star who built his broadcasting career by hosting on-air discussions about conspiracy theories has fallen victim to one, his fans say. (Richard Syrett) niagara falls review

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Rwanda Suspends BBC Radio Service ny times
  • Somalia Shebab Group Closes Radio Station;Detains 3 Journalists nasdaq
  • Independent Radio station closed, three journalists detained knight digital media service
  • Banana Split mainstay Pooh apologizes to radio deejay Mr. Fu pep.ph
  • Radio blocktimer acquitted of Davao radioman’s killing gmanews
  • Ad spend widens on airwaves as radio listeners tune in more often zawya
  • Economic Pain Spurs Thai Opposition wall street journal
  • Special Report: IPL gets the moolah in for FM radio radio and music

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ tie-ins capture air time for jukebox heroes
  • musicFirst Accuses NAB Of False Poormouth Claims
  • Regular Guys Do Dallas
  • Refi Deal Gives Gores Group 75% Of Westwood One
  • Arbitron Details March PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Broker Rosenblum Does Deal Redo On WFRM
  • SRC Appoints Exec VP
  • Sykes New CEO At Project Playlist
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 24, 2009
  • Jersey Leaving Hartford, Mapmakers Confused
  • Street Talk: Huff Leaves Xtreme
  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner?
  • FCC Names Diversity Committee
  • Ryko Distribution Merged With ADA
  • March PPM Results Include Digital Stations In Nine Markets
  • Ramsey Hosts Largest Webcast Ever
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 23, 2009
  • B96 Fills Middays & Nights
  • Union, NPR Reach Concession Agreement
  • Randi Rhodes Resurfaces
  • Street Talk: Stryker Leaves ‘Loveline’

All Access

  • Clear Channel And Arbitron Deal Not Looking Good
  • Westwood One completes recap
  • Believe It Or Not … ‘Kung Pao 100.5 FM’ Was A Stunt
  • Court Throws Out Slander Suit Against ‘Troubleshooter’
  • Les Moonves’ Salary Down In 2008
  • NY Post: Best Buy Is Giving Vinyl A Spin
  • Tribune Asks Court For OK To Pay Bonuses
  • Salem Sets Shareholder Meeting
  • WFRM Finds Another Buyer
  • KSOP Host Arrested, Fired
  • Litigant Tries Again With New Suit Over CC Telemarketing
  • Fresno AM Goes Dark
  • Missori Combo Loses Lease, Goes Silent
  • 25 Years Of JC Corcoran In St. Louis
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • Rickey Smiley Adds Three
  • Jamice Jennings Departs Cold River
  • Keith Urban’s Yahoo! Pepsi Smash Performance Now On Line
  • Father Says Saberi ‘In Bad Condition’ From Hunger Strike
  • Report: Marv Albert Mulling MNF Return, Pay Cut
  • Jazz’ Hot Rod Retiring
  • KSAS’ PD Keke Luv Completes 7 Marathons In 7 Days
  • Charlotte Host Calvin Walker Dies
  • Hire Gregg And Michelle, Win A Prize

Radio Ink

  • A Dozen Digital Stations Meet PPM Minimum In March
  • Civil Rights Group Wants LPFM Rules Change
  • FCC Rejects Bid To Block Station, CP Sales
  • FCC Names Diversity Committee, Sets Meeting
  • Ramsey Hosts Record-Breaking Webcast
  • More Cuts At NPR
  • Premiere Syndicates Randi Rhodes
  • PPM Goes Live In Boston, Arbitron Details March Metrics
  • Liberty Media Execs Join Sirius XM Board
  • Westwood One Completes Recapitalization
  • Regent Shareholders To Vote On Reverse Stock Split
  • Apple’s App Store Reaches 1 Billion Downloads
  • CBS Radio Tops Ando Media Ratings
  • FlyCast Adds SongFlyer For Twitter, Facebook

FMQB

  • CBS Radio Tops March Web Radio Rankings
  • Styker steps down from Loveline
  • The Regular Guys add Dallas simulcast
  • Westwood One buyout completed, cutbacks at NPR
  • What happens to the album pre-release cycle in this new era?
  • Congress plans new P2P probe

Inside Radio

  • “Worst of the storm may have passed.”
  • Clear Channel may drop ratings.
  • More foreclosures on horizon.
  • It’s less for Les Moonves.
  • Marv Albert weighs salary cut.
  • Listener fights phone marketing.
  • Court sides with Tom Martino.
  • Chapter 11 may not stop WGN bonuses.
  • The Mike Kinosian Interview… Hyphens needed to summarize Brian McKnight’s credits would be Ryan Seacrest-like.

Radio Business Report

  • Credit downgrade for Cumulus
  • Keke does it: 7 marathons in 7 days
  • Air America host challenged in NY-20
  • Digital streams slow to register in PPM markets
  • Max Media brings “Kung Pao 100.5” to Tidewater
  • NAB issues response to label claim
  • NAB gets five more to oppose tax
  • Kekeluv past half way point
  • Arbitron Q1 net income down; revenue up
  • The Rush to eat crow
  • Social networking growth outpaces email
  • Clear Channel looking to restructure
  • NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners
  • Crystal Radio Award winners named

Radio Online

  • March PPM Include Digital Stations in Nine Markets
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Earned $32 Million in 2008
  • Champaign Partners Inks LMA w/Pendleton for WUIL
  • Low Power FM Briefing Supports Community Radio
  • c WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago taps market vet Nikki for middays
  • Stryker is exiting “Loveline” to concentrate on afternoons at recent CHR convert KLSX-FM
  • WTKW-FM (TK99)/Syracuse, NY, inks a contract renewal with Syracuse University Athletics
  • WVIM-FM/Memphis morning personality Magoo exits.
  • enesis Communications/Tampa signs with Compass Media Networks to air the “Market Scoreboard Report With Ron Insana” on Sports WWBA-AM (ESPN 1040)

NTS Aircheck

  • Ramsey’s Town Hall Audience Tops One Million
  • Randi Rhodes Gets The Premiere Treatment
  • 100 Days And Counting
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Insite – Fans fixate on Beyonce as `Obsessed’ takes in $28M
  • News – Ray-Ray Russll Radio Host Laid To Rest
  • Insite – Fox News Stands Out as “Too Critical” of Obama
  • Insite – New Study Say’s It’s Time for Radio to Reinvent NOW
  • Insite – CNN & MSNBC Gutter Talk Complaint Awaits Review At FCC
  • News – Internet Radio Making Waves and Money
  • News – FCC Names New Members On Diversity Communications Committee
  • News – Reminder: Greetings NBPC Family
  • Arbitron – Atlanta, Detroit, Washington DC
  • Arbitron – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia

All About Country

  • Keith Urban Preps His Escape Together Tour
  • Arbitron Begins Release Of The Winter Book Today
  • Wynonno & Kenny Rogers Do Divas Nashvegas!
  • Country Singer’s Bus Crashes Outside Atlanta, GA
  • Three Brand New AAC Featured Articles
  • AAC Hot 40 Has A New Number One Song
  • Advance Look at the Texas Regional Radio Top Ten
  • The ‘Backstory’ Of Darius Rucker on GAC is Incredible
  • Keith Allen Launches Website