Social Media Scam Web 2.0


As someone who has long been a critic of Web 2.0 (whatever that is) and the brave new world of web shiny, almost nothing surprises me that’s done in the name of social or new media (whatever that is).

For a generation(s) that is allegedly very media savvy (I’m not completely sure what generation this media savvy generation is, for the sake of argument, let’s say it begins with Gen Y) I’m often underwhelmed with the assumption of media savy-ness when I spot the corporate junk and spam that is being slopped as new media.

Twitter_is_DeadYou don’t have to be a genius to recognize that something like the Vitaminwater Facebook “Falvorcreator” is nothing more than corporate spam wrapped in a shiny “new media” wrapper. Is following Carnival Cruise Lines on Twitter anything more than giving permission to a company to spam your phone with text? A media savvy generation my foot.

Still, nothing could prepare me for the news that I stumbled across this morning on the excellent PRPD site that MTV has hired a Chief Tweet Reporter to cover the MTV Music Awards. According to PRPD, MTV hired Justine Ezarik, “a self-made internet celeb” (whatever that is) to report on the tweets of the stars attending the award ceremony. How in any parallel universe is this “reporting” in any extended definition of the profession? The stars tweet on how uncomfortable their underwear is and Justine tweets about it. Sigh.

Newspapers and actual journalists are being shut down and loosing their jobs on an almost hourly basis. Losses of professionals in all estates of the media have become the norm. Even Google is caving into the idea of a micropayment service for media outlets on the web because even the net behemoth Google realizes that this brave new world of “new media,” left completely unchecked, could lead to the end of actual fact-checked reporting. Leaving the news hungry world with endless browser pages of half-baked op-ed pieces (much like this one).

social_media-scam-artistI’ve often said that if you want to be in radio, you can either be an evangelist or a broadcaster. There is nothing wrong with either choice, you just have to make one. If you want to be an evangelist in radio (or media) go get a job at NPR, Air America or whatever cause you happen to have a calling for. I’ve always considered myself a broadcaster. I never had a “cause,” I just wanted to make good radio. Radio that would entertain, be fun, make dough. My idea of fun was abusing the radio for a few hours a day. But evangelists and apologists of new media take note, is this the “cause” you are fighting for? Spam in a shiny Web 2.0 wrapper? The media generation isn’t savvy at all, just numb.

*John Ford is a Broadcast programming professional with nearly three decades of experience in local and network major market radio Programming and Consulting. Including stints as a VP of New Media Sabo Media, Network Programming and Imaging at ABC Radio Networks, Greenstone Media. Programming, Imaging and Morning/Talk positions at WIOD/Miami, WLLZ/Detroit, KZPS/Dallas, The Edge/Dallas, Zeta 4/Miami, WSHE/Miami and others. John’s also an uber-geek who holds numerous Apple Technical Certifications and enjoys breaking and fixing code and kit. Reach him at his website johnford.net.

Is the iPod Nano the Radio Jesus?


Forget the Jesus Phone, the Radio Industry is Gushing Over the Jesus iPod.

It’s as if the sky opened and the light of divinity was shining down on the pundits and soothsayers of the radio business when Steve Jobs introduced the new iPod Nano at the Apple music event. Forget about the iPod Nano’s shiny, who cares if it records video, never mind if the Nano dropped a few bucks, it’s got an FM Radio.

I’ll be honest, I took the announcement with a grain of salt. Let’s face it, video recording  is really the feature that the geeks and mortal humans are gonna’ get  juiced about. An FM Radio? Ah, it’s an also-ran. But watching a video of the FM tuner capabilities, I must say I’m quite impressed. The FM radio is incorporated in true Apple fashion. The features and usage of the iPod Nano FM tuner look very impressive and exceptionally user-friendly.

The iPod Nano FM Tuner Operation is Drop-Dead Simple and Impressive

The reports from the usual radio suspects and pundits have been likening the incorporation of the FM tuner in the iPod Nano as if the device will become the salvation of the radio business (first, I assume, you have to agree with the assertion that the radio business needs “saving”). It is very cool that the darling of the tech and new media industry has “rubber stamped” or whatever you want to call it, the inclusion of a radio tuner in the iPod Nano. Either way you look at it, it’s a good thing. But let’s be clear on one key issue… The iPod Nano is a device.

Without Content Any Tech Device is Just a Brick

Let’s look at this inductively. In tech circles it’s called the “Killer App.” The Killer App of the early Internet, and some would still argue that it is still today, was email. The advent of the home computer in its infancy saw other killer apps drive usage of hardware. There was VisiCalc on the Apple II and Lotus 1-2-3 on the early IBM PC’s. Arguably, the driving force behind the iPhone is the Apple App Store, the iPhone Killer App. The success of the App Store has been the driving force behind the wild success of the iPhone. So what does all this have to do with radio?

Content is the Killer App of Radio

It seems like a pretty obvious assumption that without content, a radio is just a brick. The iPod or iPhone or iWhatever, without the applications to drive their adoption, are just another “dongle.” It’s no real surprise to learn that the Apple App Store has over 65,000 third-party applications. The number of applications for the Palm WebOS, Nokia’s Ovi, Windows Mobile and Google Android combined don’t add up to Apple’s 65k mark. But I digress… It’s absolutely mind-numbingly a-farking-mazing that Apple has included an FM receiver in the iPod Nano, but if radio doesn’t deliver a product, it’s killer app, it’s just another application sitting on the iPod begging to be used.

its_the_radio_content_stoopidDo not assume tech will cure all and lead radio, or any business, into the promised land. You have to give the user of that tech a compelling reason to actually use it. Radio’s compelling “killer app” is unfortunately its most discarded, flogged and wasted resource… it’s programming. We sold off our birthright, fired the innovators and talent that drove the listeners because we had a corner on the audio content marketplace. For too long managers and mergers offhandedly served up also-ran content and overlooked the importance of the product because there was no where else our radio consumers could go. Those days are gone. Over. Exit stage Left.

So now the mad scramble begins. The radio business, finally realizing that they’ve been caught with their pants down as the flurry of new media is taking the wind out of their add dollar monopoly sales, is running to tech to save the day. Again, the radio industry is missing the forest for the trees. It’s not tech! Tech is just a brick. It’s the killer app! Instead of scrambling for the safe-harbor of silicon valley to bring radio back to the promised land, use your head. It’s the content, stoopid.

*John Ford is a Broadcast programming professional with nearly three decades of experience in local and network major market radio Programming and Consulting. Including stints as a VP of New Media Sabo Media, Network Programming and Imaging at ABC Radio Networks, Greenstone Media. Programming, Imaging and Morning/Talk positions at WIOD/Miami, WLLZ/Detroit, KZPS/Dallas, The Edge/Dallas, Zeta 4/Miami, WSHE/Miami and others. John’s also an uber-geek who holds numerous Apple Technical Certifications and enjoys breaking and fixing code and kit. Reach him at his website johnford.net.

Radio and Streaming Media News 9-16-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Online Radio Kingpin: Triton Buys Ando media daily news
  • HipCricket Makes Noise in Mobile Marketing, Heads for Profitability This Year xconomy
  • TNS: First-Half Ad Spend Plummets 14.3% adweek
  • Chicago Bulls to air games in Spanish on WRTO-AM chicago tribune
  • Talk Shows USA Syndicates Ferguson radio ink
  • More Than 235 Million Listen to Radio Every Week Reports Arbitron arbitron
  • Brown, Vaughn CC/Chicago Social Media Directors radio online
  • Radio’s new position: Director of social media inside radio
  • Kanye West fuels radio talk ny daily news
  • Matthew J. O’Dell,part-time DJ at KTTS, indicted for pornography springfield news leader
  • Legendary voice Cusick dies at 90 boston.com
  • RTNDF To Honor Nagler, Westin, Williams nts online
  • Rush to Leno show inside radio
  • FCC Wants New Look at Janet Jackson’s ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ wall street journal
  • Tavis Smiley Awarded Prize by International Advocacy Organization reuters
  • Stunned film, music sectors react to Veoh decision cnet
  • Maybe Apple’s Onto Something with the FM Radio daniweb
  • Iain Lee to host Absolute comedy show broadcastnow uk
  • Satellite radio company XM Canada reaches royalty payment agreement yahoo
  • Sandilands denies radio gig is in doubt wa today au


Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Online Radio Kingpin: Triton Buys Ando media daily news
  • Triton Acquires Online Measurement Firm Ando Media radio online
  • HipCricket Makes Noise in Mobile Marketing, Heads for Profitability This Year xconomy
  • Clear Channel restructures two divisions inside radio
  • News Corp. CEO Murdoch: Ad Markets Are ‘Very Much Better’ smart money
  • Liberty Chief Would ‘Look at’ Trading Time Warner Stake for AOL bloomberg
  • TNS: First-Half Ad Spend Plummets 14.3% The decline capped off 5 consecutive quarters of negative growth adweek
  • TNS Media Intelligence Reports U.S. Advertising Expenditures Declined 14.3 Percent in First Half 2009 individual.com
  • Study: SocNets Top Media Plans for 2010; Traditional Media Outweighed by Digital media planner buyer
  • Syracuse David beats radio goliaths inside radio
  • Citi’s Parsons Said to Join Equity Firm ny times

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Talk Shows USA Syndicates Ferguson radio ink
  • Chicago Bulls to air games in Spanish on WRTO-AM chicago tribune
  • Jay Leno Show Coming to a Radio Near You mediaweek
  • WRTO-AM/Chicago to Air Bulls Games in Spanish radio online
  • Radio Reaches 92% of Americans Weekly radioworld
  • More Than 235 Million Listen to Radio Every Week Reports Arbitron arbitron
  • Arbitron: Radio Reaches Over 235 Million fmqb
  • Net Radio Listenership Rising radio 2020
  • Sign teens coming back to radio inside radio
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: September 15 Akron Allentown Cleveland Hartford Wilkes Barre radio daily news
  • Clear Channel Promotes Derrick Brown & Rick Vaughn fmqb
  • Brown, Vaughn CC/Chicago Social Media Directors radio online
  • CC/St. Louis Ups Aaron Hyland to Director of Sales radio online
  • Carolla returns to CBS Radio inside radio
  • KCMD Let’s “Freedom” Ring nts online
  • Chicago To Get New Radio Station … LAST.FM chicagoist
  • Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan: season two socialist worker online
  • KTOP to air Runners games cjonline

News & PR

  • Kanye West’s MTV Video Music Awards interruption of Taylor Swift fuels radio talk ny daily news
  • Retiring WABC radio veteran Bruce anderson wants news to take local ny daily news
  • Broadcasting Veteran Pens Open Letter To Radio One Founder hiphopdx
  • Talk-based radio is double the distraction for drivers the independent
  • Tommy Chuck: Program, Music & Interactive Media Director of Clear Channel’s 93.3 FLZ Radio Station examiner.com
  • Man indicted for pornography. Matthew J. O’Dell was a part-time radio disc jockey at KTTS springfield news leader
  • Radio station owner dies. Penny Allegood Smith, the owner of Opelousas radio stations KSLO-AM and KOGM-FM, died Tuesday from complications of liver failure daily world
  • Legendary voice Cusick dies at 90 boston.com
  • Fred Cusick, the radio and television voice of the Boston Bruins for more than four decades, died Tuesday. He was 90. dallas morning news
  • Cusick: A storybook career individual.com
  • Funeral Services Scheduled for Former KYW Business Analyst Fred Sherman kyw
  • In Brief – September 15, 2009 Google wins in suit from dMarc shareholders, IDJMG names Max Gousse SVP of A&R fmqb
  • Radio’s new position: Director of social media inside radio
  • RTNDF To Honor Nagler, Westin, Williams nts online
  • Levin’s Book Passes Million Sales Mark nts online
  • WBZ’s Dave Maynard inducted into station’s Hall of Fame boston radio watch
  • Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey to speak gaylord herald times
  • KICX wins CCMA award packet and times
  • Radio host to star in show to benefit troops. Those who listen to 97.9 FM in the morning know not to expect boring or tame. carrol county times
  • Fans miss live radio sports coverage casper journal
  • Husky football unavailable on radio to most of Harbor the daily world




OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • naYES! 2 jacobs media
  • New “Urban Music” Formats that Don’t Serve the African American Community urban radio nation
  • The Scariest Stephen King Story Ever infinite dial
  • West Goes South, Some Stations Go Nuts infinite dial
  • New Cumulus Commission Cuts inside music media
  • Radio’s Sales Story hear 2.0
  • ESPN one-ups Radio hear 2.0
  • Outside, Looking In: FCC Considers Fining Conservative Radio colors
  • Republicans amass an army to retain corporate control of the public airwaves… bradblog
  • TV, radio host’s visit gets mixed reactions (Glenn Beck) state news
  • Beck: Without Fox News, ‘we’d be done as a republic’ prison planet
  • Glenn Beck’s Demagoguery, Right Wing Extremism, and Racism the peoples voice
  • Michigan State group protests Beck speech Radio, TV show host draws opposition at East Lansing event detroit news
  • Radio Talk Show Host Glenn Beck Chided as ‘Mad Genius’ by Website about.com
  • Beck antagonist quantifies its campaign radio business report
  • Socialists Target Glenn Beck and Talk Radio hot air
  • Drudge, Limbaugh, and the Sad Return of “Racial America” the huffington post
  • CNSNews.com Rush Limbaugh’s August Ratings Soar; Media Ignore the Feat cns news
  • Rush to Leno show inside radio
  • Rush Limbaugh hits racial bottom, digs beliefnet
  • Was Michael Savage Kicked Off His San Fran Station Because of Money? Or Ideology? queerty
  • Hispanic Groups to CNN: Drop Lou Dobbs hispanic business
  • Radio hosts to talk up immigration issues from nation’s capital smart brief
  • House admonishes and rebukes Rep. Joe Wilson: this, talk radio, politics and failed marriages examiner.com

FCC & Gov

  • FCC Wants New Look at Janet Jackson’s ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ wall street journal
  • FCC To Further Investigate Janet Jackson Super Bowl Reveal Reasserts broadcast was indecent; says evidence is strong that CBS could have used delay broadcasting and cable
  • FCC To Take Another Look At Janet Jackson Case billboard
  • MMTC Asks FCC To Vacate Fine On LPFM radio ink
  • FCC pressed to cut fine inside radio
  • FCC Sends Staffers To Korean To Talk Broadband broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Media Personality Tavis Smiley Awarded Prize by International Advocacy Organization reuters
  • WMFE: New local host for ‘Morning Edition’ coming aboard orlando sentinel
  • Garrison Keillor appearance postponed; will be rescheduled penn live
  • LEONHIRTH: WPLN joins information glut dnj
  • Charleston Southern University Launches “Buc Radio” pr web
  • UCF student sports talk radio show returns today orlando sentinel
  • WGCU to focus on health care issues in SW Florida fort myers florida weekly
  • Alumni sought for WMTH 50-year reunion niles herald spectator
  • A Spiritual Anchor, a Local Identity (WPOZ) radioworld
  • Christian Broadcasting Network Deploys SAS Framework individual.com

Streaming & Tech

  • Stunned film, music sectors react to Veoh decision cnet
  • Microsoft’s Zune tunes in to HD Radio tg daily
  • HD Radio on the Zune! radio 2020
  • Maybe Apple’s Onto Something with the FM Radio daniweb
  • Webcast Metrics Seeks Accreditation audio4cast
  • Seagate announces new digital-media player cnet
  • New Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet does it all cnet
  • Dual Unveils iPhone-Docking Car Radio twice
  • iTunes 9: Hangs causing user frustration cnet
  • UPDATE 2-Silicon Laboratories raises Q3 outlook reuters
  • Cracks show in music industry over P2P enforcement register
  • Radio station broadcasts from the sun heartland connection


Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Pip… pip… pip… bleep! Radio 4 stalwart to leave after four-letter outburst the independent
  • One of these men swore under his breath thinking he was off-air. The other’s expletives triggered 54,000 complaints. Guess who the BBC sacked? daily mail
  • Radio 4 shipping forecast stalwart to leave after F-word blunder belfast telegraph
  • New owner outlines plans for BRMB and sister radio stations birmingham mail
  • Clyde 1 DJ George Bowie fights off ned who tried to pinch his record collection daily record
  • UK Jazz Radio sign up top Aussie singer and broadcaster as a Presenter to extend ejazznews
  • Iain Lee to host Absolute comedy show broadcastnow uk
  • Radio 2 salutes Benny Hill broadcastnow uk
  • Fun Kids to exit national DAB mediaweek uk
  • Green light for community radio station eastbourne today
  • Peter Andre sings for radio Peter Andre is to perform at the Radio Advertising Awards this Thursday at The Room on London’s South Bank. radio today
  • Sportsmedia prepares for 2010 Sportsmedia Broadcasting is planning its biggest ever World Cup campaign in the light of England’s recent qualification to the tournament finals in South Africa next year. radio today
  • Trent FM’s new drivetime host Justin Walker is to replace James Cook as Trent FM’s Drivetime presenter from October 2. radio today
  • Walliams to host Radio 2 docs Little Britain star David Walliams is to host a special tribute show on BBC Radio 2 radio today
  • France passes three-strikes bill register
  • Dalet Wins Coveted IBC 2009 Innovation Award 2009 digital content producer

Canada

  • Satellite radio company XM Canada reaches royalty payment agreement yahoo
  • Radio icon here to promote book rex murphy oak bay news
  • Film profiles Western Arctic radio station cbc

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Sandilands denies radio gig is in doubt wa today au
  • Kyle Sandilands Returns sky news
  • Kyle and Jackie O lose audience or do radio diaries lie? street corner au
  • MIX blitzes Perth radio rivals. MIX 94.5 was the big winner in Nielson’s sixth Perth radio survey, lifting its game in almost every segment and cementing its overall listenership lead. perth now
  • Students’ radio project hits the air the marlborough express nz
  • Veteran Tongan broadcasters launch new FM 88.1 station pacific scoop nz
  • RAM Rambling: Big FM maintains lead in Bangalore; battle for No. 2 intensifies exchange4media
  • Fever FM national marketing head Neeraj Chaturvedi – Fever FM hopes to break even as a company this quarter but not as individual stations radio and music
  • “Afghan Star” Television Host Joins VOA media news international
  • Newly installed radio transmitter proves to be dud dawn
  • Red Shirt Radio. Support for Thaksin calls for an unstinting commitment bangkok post
  • ‘Monico Kabuhi Ko’ radio program starts sun star
  • Uganda: End Media Clampdown human rights watch
  • Phat Joe off air for Semenya comments iol
  • Mwense DC calls for improved ZNBC radio signal lusakatimes

Radio and Streaming Media Mews 9-15-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Traditional Media’s Revenge. Web 2.0 companies weaker than traditional media forbes
  • Austin Clear Channel launches “Beat 105.9” radio info
  • PD James Derby leaves KXL, KXTG oregon media central
  • Mo’ Bounce Joins Z100 Radio Lineup Doing Nights about.com
  • Blake Rogers Exits KWMT-FM (The Mountain)/Tucson radio online
  • V-103, Fish, WABE, the Fan hot in August Arbitron radio ratings access atlanta
  • Westwood One To Debut Leno Feature radio ink
  • WESTWOOD ONE RENEWS AGREEMENT WITH DENNIS MILLER (pdf) westwood one
  • Local Radio Station Yanks Kanye West Songs Off Air 13 cw modesto
  • Bill Drake gets ready to celebrate 50 years in broadcasting go upstate
  • Google Wins Arbitration Hearing with dMarc Holders radio online
  • RadioTime.com Releases Top 19 Programs List for August yahoo
  • Treasure Coast radio station opens public voting for next ‘Co-host Idol’ (WGYL) tcpalm
  • Kara Manning joins The Alternate Side (WFUV) radio business report
  • Microsoft’s Zune tunes in to HD Radio tg daily
  • Study finds social networks near top of list for media buyers btobonline
  • RadioDNS — The Missing Link? radio world
  • Mayo to replace Evans on R2 broadcastnow uk
  • ‘Voice of Radio 4’ Peter Jefferson is frozen out by BBC at 64 telegraph
  • Kyle’s ratings crash 18 per cent brisbane times
  • Mix 94.5 on top of radio rating survey perth now

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel Outdoor unveils N.Y. package my san antonio
  • Traditional Media’s Revenge. Web 2.0 companies are even weaker than traditional media. forbes
  • Sirius XM Continues to Deliver on Q1 Promise of Expanded Programming Lineup seeking alpha
  • Emerging Stock Report Initiates Independent Research Coverage on Sirius XM Radio Inc. yahoo
  • Estrella TV Makes Its Nationwide Debut. Pioneering Hispanic Broadcaster Extends Its Reach to 68 Percent of U.S. Hispanic Households reuters
  • Study: Radio Rates Well Behind TV For Local News radio ink
  • Marketers seek accountability inside radio


Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Local Radio Station Yanks Kanye West Songs Off Air 13 cw modesto
  • Stockton Radio Station Dumps Kanye West kcra
  • Kanye’s outburst dominates radio airwaves wthr
  • Chattanooga Radio Station Interrupts Kayne West… wdef
  • Hip-hop battle breaks out in Austin, where Clear Channel launches “Beat 105.9” radio info
  • Program director James Derby leaves KXL, KXTG oregon media central
  • PD James Derby Leaves KXL and KXTG/Portland radio online
  • Mo’ Bounce Joins Z100 Radio Lineup Doing Nights about.com
  • Blake Rogers Exits KWMT-FM (The Mountain)/Tucson radio online
  • S.F.’s Gay Radio Station Switches Teams advocate
  • Energy 92.7 has new owner, new format examiner.com
  • See Spot Write: KNGY, Energy 92.7FM Remembered sf appeal
  • Out with the Gay, in with the Top 40 — Energy 92.7 Flips Formats, Call Letters media bistro
  • V-103, Fish, WABE, the Fan hot in August Arbitron radio ratings access atlanta
  • WESTWOOD ONE RENEWS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH DENNIS MILLER (pdf) westwood one
  • WESTWOOD ONE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NBC TO BRING THE JAY LENO SHOW TO RADIO LISTENERS NATIONWIDE (pdf) westwood one
  • Westwood One To Debut Leno Feature radio ink
  • ESPN Radio Going Off Air In Boston; Local ESPN Web Site Launches sports business daily
  • Same Tejano DJ duo, different radio station Gabe & Delma debut Wednesday on Majic Q 104.9 corpus christi caller
  • Ankarlo will return to KTAR Tuesday morning arizona central
  • Fans miss live radio sports coverage casper journal
  • Strader to co-host Phantoms radio show poststar
  • Morris: ‘Voice of the Gamecocks’ booms again Bob Fulton calls football games off TV for rehab-center roommate go gamecocks

News & PR

  • Local radio’s Bill Drake gets ready to celebrate 50 years in broadcasting go upstate
  • Google Wins Arbitration Hearing with dMarc Holders radio online
  • RadioTime.com Releases Top 19 Programs List for August yahoo
  • Taylor Swift, post Kanye West, on… V-103? A strange Bull/V-103 connection access atlanta
  • Treasure Coast radio station opens public voting for next ‘Co-host Idol’ (WGYL) tcpalm
  • J.D. trashes crazy preacher on his radio show arizona republic
  • McDonald’s(R) New York Tri-State Restaurants and WFAN Return to Kick Off Season Two of McDonald’s Monday Morning Quarterback pr newswire
  • Cedarburg basement is shrine to radio history js online
  • Radio legend Jim Morgan is remembered wkyt kentucky
  • Business commentator Fred Sherman dies at 85 philadelphia business journal
  • L.A.’s Mt. Wilson reopens inside radio
  • ‘Guiding Light’ Extinguished After 72 Years On Air npr
  • News Media’s Credibility Hits New Low aol
  • Study: Only 21% Say Radio is Main Source for News radio online
  • Clear Channel radio games hurt Syracuse listeners syracuse.com




OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Radio: Everything you know is still wrong! gorman media
  • Push The Button jacobs media
  • The Power of Incentives for Radio & Records inside music media
  • The Best Argument Against The Fairness Doctrine… mel phillips
  • Patience, change key for radio inside radio
  • The New Radio Model: Seven Steps to Multiplatform Listener Engagement radio info
  • Why Spotify on mobile is doomed to failure Music simply isn’t worth what Spotify has to pay for it tech radar
  • True lies, politicians and media bc local
  • Mainstream media miss out on Van Jones story. Does it matter? prime buzz
  • Traficant “Guest Hosts” Radio Program wkbn youngstown
  • Callers ring with praises for Traficant on the radio vindy
  • Lawmakers mum as talk radio hosts blast Dems phoenix business journal
  • Young Ruga Releases the Most Controversial Song of ’09 Targeting Homophobic, Right-Wing Conservative Talk Radio Hosts yahoo
  • Immigration Battle Heating Up: Group Accuses Talk Radio Hosts of Supporting “Hate Group” feet in 2 words
  • Glenn Beck is seeking the next 56 Deep Throats nolanchart
  • The Rush Limbaugh Proposition: Take the Next Conservative Protest to the News Media’s Doorstep newsbusters
  • Limbaugh Joins Other Conservatives Grossly Exaggerating Size Of 9/12 Rally media matters
  • Limbaugh to caller who argued with a liberal: “I was worried you might be shot like this abortion guy was” media matters
  • Media Coverage of Obama Grows More Negative Obama’s positive press coverage has slipped from 59 percent to 43 percent us news
  • Talk Radio Descends On DC nts online

FCC & Gov

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Kara Manning joins The Alternate Side (WFUV) radio business report
  • Boise State Radio Dedicates Series to the New Poor boise weekly
  • Protests continue over campus radio station content florida alligator
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting to Give $2 Million in Funds For Archive Project broadcasting and cable
  • WPLN: No More Classical Music (Too Much News Edition!) nashville scene
  • Beginning 9/19 KPCC 89.3 FM To Air L.A. Theatre Works’ THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST broadway world
  • CONFERENCE GETTING STARTED — BLOG MAY BE A LITTLE SPARSER prpd
  • PRC adds funding inside radio
  • It’s DINO Week on GPB Radio! gpb
  • Call to lapsed Christians hits the airwaves christian today
  • Church of England launches radio ad Church of England asks parishes to join forces to fund ‘Back to Church Sunday’ ads on local commercial radio stations guardian

Streaming & Tech

  • Microsoft’s Zune tunes in to HD Radio tg daily
  • Microsoft hopes to turn it around with Zune HD cnet
  • First Look at the Microsoft Zune HD washington post
  • SiPort Chip Brings HD to Microsoft Zune radioworld
  • CBS Radio Teams With NBC, MSN To Promote Online Series radio ink
  • All Access Previews Flashtastic Version 3.0 allaccess
  • Social media’s growing influence scpr
  • You have Too Much Web Traffic! hear 2.0
  • First-ever RAIN Summit East to host roundtable with SoundExchange rain
  • Study finds social networks near top of list for media buyers btobonline
  • RadioDNS — The Missing Link? radio world
  • Allen firm Quickfilter Technologies says one of its chips to be in Sirius Internet radio dallas morning news
  • eFUEL EFN, Corp. Executes Contract for Sirius/XM Howard Stern Advertising for Two Websites: individual.com
  • HipCricket CMO Jeff Hasen to Speak on Mobile Marketing and Advertising Panel at Think Mobile Conference individual.com
  • Datz ain’t working. Users fear they have paid money for nothing register
  • Swedish ISP to appeal Pirate Bay cut-off verdict register
  • Veoh wins copyright case; YouTube wins, too? cnet
  • Judge: Safe Harbor applies to Veoh; UMG lawsuit eviscerated ars technica


Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Mayo moves from 5 live to Radio 2 bbc
  • Mayo to replace Evans on R2 broadcastnow
  • ‘Voice of Radio 4’ Peter Jefferson is frozen out by BBC at 64 telegraph
  • Voice of Radio 4 to leave after swearing on air broadcastnow uk
  • Costa Coffee rapped for radio sponsorship mad.co.uk
  • Listeners tune in to Tabor’s Global Radio revamp financial times
  • New owner outlines plans for BRMB and sister radio stations birmingham post
  • BBC Radio Star Admits: Behavior Was Outrageous and Delusional about.com
  • Digital Platfroms Share total UK Radio Listening 3.bp
  • Fun Kids to exit national DAB mediaweek uk
  • PHD out of BBC Worldwide pitch mediaweek uk
  • Babel looking for next music sensation click liverpool
  • Church of England launches radio ad Church of England asks parishes to join forces to fund ‘Back to Church Sunday’ ads on local commercial radio stations guardian
  • Absolute has fun with nano Absolute Radio is welcoming new iPod nano owners to the station by the use of a custom scrolling text message. radio today
  • Andy Crane gets daily BBC show Former children’s television presenter and Piccadilly Radio presenter Andy Crane is to host a new daily show on BBC Radio Manchester. radio today
  • Absolute full time for Iain Lee Iain Lee is to broadcast a new weeknight show on Absolute Radio, Monday to Thursday from 11pm till 1am, instead of his current weekly Sunday Night Show. radio today
  • Jefferson to leave BBC Radio 4 Peter Jefferson, one of BBC Radio’s most popular voices is leaving Radio 4 next week at the age of 64. He has been on the air with the beeb for 45 years. radio today
  • Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1 billboard
  • Ofcom will delegate video-on-demand regulation register
  • Campaigning for Moscow Duma elections to begin on TV, radio itar tass
  • EC Anti-Piracy Measures Soothe But Don’t Satisfy billboard

Canada

  • There is a new radio station at the top of the FM dial. (CSFI) atv ca
  • Steelworkers launch radio campaign sadbury star
  • CHLY hosts membership drive nanaimo bulletin
  • Broadcasters Call on Government to Create Digital Competitive Advantage broadcaster
  • Local Secondary Schools Benefit From CKKW-FM Canadian Talent Development Program exchange magazine

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Kyle’s ratings crash 18 per cent brisbane times
  • Listeners turn off Kyle and Jackie O abc news
  • Scandals hurt Kyle, Jackie O’s ratings the west
  • Listeners desert Sandilands in droves 9news
  • Shock jock sheds listeners the australian
  • Ratings slump for 2Day FM and Kyle Sandilands the australian
  • Mix 94.5 on top of radio rating survey. THE champagne corks will be popping at Mix 94.5 with the sixth radio survey results in today showing significant increases across all their radio shows. perth now
  • Fire alarm disrupts Radio NZ nz herald
  • Radio Active 89FM Presents “Spring Clean” scoop nz
  • Govt directed to refund license fee to four FM bidders radio and music
  • Delhi HC asks I&B Ministry to refund 28 crore of radio license bidders indlaw news
  • Fever FM national marketing head Neeraj Chaturvedi – Fever Delhi generates revenue, Mumbai wil get there soon; others do not yet make money radio and music
  • Fever 104 FM: Official Radio Partner of Delhi Daredevils for Champions League 2009 radio and music
  • ‘Monico Kabuhi Ko’ radio program starts sun star phillipines
  • Lonamei: Paoa FM a success story solomon star
  • Radio One journalist out on bail monitor uganda
  • No registration of new radio stations, says government daily monitor uganda
  • Uganda: Army Says Pulkol Grabbed Radio Station allafrica
  • Uganda Business News: Pulkol denies grabbing radio station ugpulse
  • Better leadership: Eskom or tiny radio station? bizcommunity
  • Joy FM’s Kids are Better than the Politicians modern ghana
  • Four radio stations closed; talk-show host detained for “inciting riots” ifex
  • Upstart Radio 11: Student Marketing with Marc Kornberger Student Village mobileyouth
  • New Kowie radio station attracts advertisers, local talent dispatch za
  • Advanced Radio Broadcast names Madison Jordan as their advertising agency ameinfo
  • Rotana to bid for upcoming Saudi radio slot zawya
  • Saudi Ministry Signs Accords for TV, Radio Stations menafn
  • Bacchus teams with KISS FM Radio to present Wine Dinner cayman net news
  • Local show “Dare to Be Great” airs around the Caribbean nassau guardian