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Radio and Streaming Media News 2-23-09


Radio Headlines

  • Signal Fading: Radio 4Q Revs Down 11% – media daily news
  • Bad Reception for Radio One. Deteriorating Ad Market, Heavy Debtload Paint Gloomy Outlook – yahoo
  • Mr. President, Keep the Airwaves Free. (Rush Limbaugh) – wall street journal
  • Coleman Looks At Talk In Next PPM Study – radio ink
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit – radio ink
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2 – radio ink
  • LA Radio Heading Towards The Sh*tter, Says Adam Carolla – laist.com
  • Harrison Ridley Jr., 70, longtime jazz radio host – philly.com
  • Local radio needs to re-emphasize local – tampabay.com
  • Pushing for the Next Liberal Talk Host – boston.com
  • In Possible Network Neutrality Prelude, DeMint to Demand ‘Up or Down’ Vote on Fairness Doctrine – broadband census
  • Where’s college radio headed? – argus leader
  • RIAA denies rumors that Last.fm turned over user data – ars technica
  • U2 Album Leak: Investigators Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For – info packets
  • Artist-specific Kyte apps coming to iPhone – cnet
  • DAB Radio now in full colour – radio today uk
  • Radio Australia Connects With Audiences – scoop nz
  • Woman subjected to txt abuse after radio prank. – stuff.co.nz
  • Philippines: Talk-Show Host Shot Dead – my sinchew

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio revenue declines in ’08. Third consecutive year of negative growth for the medium – the hollywood reporter
  • Bad Reception for Radio One. Deteriorating Ad Market, Heavy Debtload Paint Gloomy Outlook – yahoo
  • Signal Fading: Radio 4Q Revs Down 11% – media daily news
  • Radio Sinks 9% in 2008; Automotive Plummets 40% – media buyer planner
  • Investors tuned out of radio stocks in 2008 – Howard Stern may be the king of all media, but Wall Street is kicking the legs out from under his throne. – canada.com
  • CBS: Harbinger for Bad ‘Local’ Forecast? CBS’ results show just how hurt TV, radio & outdoor are – mediaweek
  • Big investor sticks with Clear Channel – radio business report
  • The Lure of Sirius: Tax Losses – wall street journal
  • Should Sirius XM Radio Be Nationalized? – motley fool
  • Is it all Doom and Gloom for Sirius XM? – sirius buzz
  • A Fool Looks Back (sirius xm) – motley fool
  • Live Nation + Ticketmaster: Let the Hearings Begin… – digital music news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KLSX-FM (97.1) clears the air of Carolla, Leykis. The L.A. station sends its talk show hosts packing to pursue a more pop-centric sound. – la times
  • Adam Carolla Will Podcast His Show – la radio
  • Adam Carolla gets CBS pilot – variety
  • CBS Bets on Carolla’s ‘Ace’ – tv week
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit – radio ink
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2 – radio ink
  • Premiere Radio to Syndicate ”The Jason Lewis Show” – radio online
  • Radio Waves: Sirius and XM are flying high – for now | KYLD has lost longtime afternoon driver St. John to KMVQ | Michael Martin is now at CBS Radio, overseeing MOViN, KLLC and KITS | KGO has named Bret Burkhart as Rosie Allen’s co-anchor on the afternoon news – san francisco gate
  • Talk host Karel back on the air in San Francisco? (KNGY) – examiner
  • WPLJ exec Tom Cuddy exits with strong record of success – new york daily news
  • Coleman Looks At Talk In Next PPM Study – radio ink
  • Changing tunes. Country music station KIXQ-FM, which has held the top spot in the Joplin market for several years, gave up that spot to Top-40 station KSYN-FM – joplin globe
  • Rumors fly after Daily Star staffers get early checks (Tucson changes at Citadel and Journal) – arizona business
  • SID SALTER:New tricks: Columnist steps into new ‘footprint’, radio – northeast mississippi daily journal
  • Show mixes rock music, gardening and humor (KAUR) – argus leader
  • Beatle news briefs: Listening to Fireman Radio – examiner.com
  • Digital has killed TV on radio – augusta chronicle
  • FM won’t broadcast WDAY-TV news. When WDAY-TV switches from analog to digital on June 12, people will no longer be able to listen to its news broadcasts on the FM dial. – fargo moorhead inforum
  • Get NBC2 on your radio. Thanks to a new partnership with WAVV 101.1 FM – nbcnews2
  • Families send love to prisoners via radio shows – sign on san diego
  • Buck Martinez Negotiating Return to XM Radio – mlb news online
  • Agostini: Hughson grad will call shots for Sox – modesto bee

News & PR

  • Univision Changes In Dallas – radio and records
  • Rant raises profile of CNBC on-air personality Rick Santelli. Even the White House press secretary responds, saying he ‘doesn’t know what he’s talking about’ (Sanelli to move to talk radio?) – chicago tribune
  • NAB 2009: Shrinking Broadcast Presence At 2009 Show – broadcasting and cable
  • Ware, Cunningham in top 100 – cincinnati.com
  • Radio gives a voice to community concerns – democrat & chronicle
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. While local radio deals with competition from Miami, newspapers band together to survive – mediaweek
  • Seattle Radio Station Wondering If Griffey’s Fellatio Offer Still Stands – deadspin
  • Harrison Ridley Jr., 70, longtime jazz radio host – philly.com
  • Harrison Ridley Jr., authority on jazz – philly.com
  • Channel 11 Broadcasting Legend Don Riggs Dies – wpxi.com
  • Bob Lonsberry and Brother Wease go behind the glass in downtown studio on the street – democrat and chronicle
  • Ronn Owens, KGO talk radio activist? – examiner
  • KGMB’S Bob Sevey: Journalist, Mentor. ‘The most trusted, authoritative figure’ on Hawaii TV news loses 2-year battle with cancer – honolulu advertiser
  • Grundy radio announcer battles cancer (Bill Crigger WMJD) – individual.com
  • Adams radio station has been sold. WDKM-FM (106.1) in Adams has been sold. – wisconsin state journal
  • Radio station owner faces more suits. The owner of the parent company of Casper radio stations including KHOC, KICK, KMLD and KQLT owes nearly $90,000 to two companies providing music programs, according to two lawsuits recently filed in Natrona County District Court. – caspar star tribune
  • On the ladder: WDKX radio personality Tariq Spence – democrat & chronicle
  • Lisa Campbell, 15 years as a newscaster on WSB-AM radio, has launched the Create Yourself Co. – atlanta journal constitution
  • `We’re going to be OK’ (Dave Ramsey) – mlive
  • Sarah Vowell Gifford lecturer says radio stint turned her into a storyteller – syracuse.com
  • BMP Radio joins Vipers, Food Bank RGV and Walgreens in “Hoops Against Hunger” – our sports central
  • Two Rowan radio broadcasts win awards. GLASSBORO Two Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM broadcasts placed second and third in The Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) National Audio Student Competition. – nj.com
  • Resident Mascott celebrates 25 years in radio (WMWM) – the daily news transcript
  • He hopes his foot power can keep radio station on air – boston.com
  • Hispanics Across the Country Pledge More Than $6 Million During Univision Radio Event to Help St. Jude Fight Childhood Cancer – pr newswire
  • Long Wharf plans fun lineup for radio benefit (WQUN) – new haven register
  • Radio Listerners Win A Black History Tour Bus Around Chattanooga – wdef news
  • Irvin Mayfield preps new nightclub, radio show- katc.com
  • ‘Drive Safe PA’ contest entries due Saturday – standard speaker

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR’s Norris to present Mary Louise Smith Chair lecture – the tribune
  • Where’s college radio headed? Stations embrace broadcasting freedom by offering community programs, local music and more – argus leader
  • Kim Masters in at KCRW’s ‘The Business’ – la observed
  • iPhone and Public Radio, Almost There – columbia journalism review
  • Smooth operator. For 30 years, she’s spun her selections at jazz station WBGO Rhonda Hamilton is the voice — and heart — of WBGO. – nj.com
  • Zellerbach Hosts NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ – the daily californian
  • ‘Radio Lab,’ on WHYY.: Science that’s hip yet responsible – individual.com
  • Tasting, dinner celebrate vino for public radio – gainesville sun
  • Rick Steves’ travel show comes to Cleveland-area public radio – cleveland.com
  • Round Mountain radio station could be broadcasting next year – redding.com
  • WRTI Remembers Legendary Jazz Host Harrison Ridley, Jr. – all about jazz
  • ‘Lowdown Blues’ turns 25 – This month, Corritore is celebrating the 25-year run of his show, “Those Lowdown Blues,” on KJZZ (91.5 FM). – arizona central
  • Radio ‘free’ for all. Pocono Internet Broadcasting Co. aims to help community, nevermind the money – pocono record
  • Wausau psychotherapist on mission to raise mental health awareness for the Hmong – wausau daily herald
  • St. Agnes student DJs live radio show – cincinnati.com
  • WEFT to broadcast Homelessness Marathon Monday-Tuesday – the news gazette
  • Group set to broadcast gospel dramas – news-journal
  • Quotes from Dolan’s Term in Milwaukee – tmj4 milwaukee

Streaming & Tech

  • RIAA denies rumors that Last.fm turned over user data – ars technica
  • U2 Album Leak: Investigators Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For – info packets
  • Is HD radio the wave of the future? Stations try to win listeners over, one at a time – press-citizen
  • Artist-specific Kyte apps coming to iPhone – cnet
  • Why Web radio faces another crisis – cnet
  • KTWV/L.A. Partners with Kenny G for Online Outlet – radio online
  • U2 Release Blunder Down Under – billboard
  • U2 Album Leaks, Gets Streamed On MySpace – billboard
  • App-a-Day: Web Radio – san francisco gate
  • New radio station goes online – bismarck tribune
  • More Customers Give Up the Cellphone Contract – new york times

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Review: Russell Brand, Trent FM Arena – this is nottingham
  • Radio review – guardian
  • Radio Comedy starts on ITV2 – radio today
  • DAB Radio now in full colour – radio today
  • The talksport team are Damned – radio today
  • Radio Comedy starts on ITV2 – radio today
  • Hallam FM hears wedding bells – radio today
  • NUJ urges radio firm to rethink newsroom mergers. JOURNALISTS urged the Local Radio Company to think again on Sunday over plans to merge the newsrooms of 10 stations in the south of England. – morning star online
  • Behind “James Bond, The Last Englishman” – mi6
  • Radio Ad Awards Shortlist – adworld ie

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Radio Australia Connects With Audiences – scoop nz
  • Woman subjected to txt abuse after radio prank. The Edge radio station has been ordered to pay $1500 to a woman who received abusive text messages after her mobile phone number was broadcast live against her wishes. – stuff.co.nz
  • Radio rant unwarranted. LAST Friday, the afternoon announcer on Radio 2ST carried out a lengthy and scathing attack on Nicole Kidman, for what he described as a “miserable shrapnel” donation of $500,000 to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. – south coast register
  • Kagiso media shows ‘resilience’ in tough times – mail and guardian
  • Survey reveals new trends in radio listening, new media and newspapers – zawya
  • Going with the groove. Possibly one of the most recognisable voices on radio today, is that of Keiko – The bubbly female radio personality on Gold FM. – the sunday times
  • Swat valley: Transition from Buddha to Radio Mullah – msn india
  • FM Radio station 93.5 SFM, a part of Kal Radio Limited, celebrated its first anniversary of broadcasting in the city – daiji world
  • UK-born cleric takes on Mullah Radio – times of india
  • DW eyes FM switch, wider audience – bdnews24
  • Misamis broadcaster killed in predawn ambush – gma news
  • Mabena quits SABC to start broadcasting venture? – biz community
  • UAE: Job cuts on airwaves – zawya
  • Media FM goes on the air in Azerbaijan with new broadcasts – abc.az
  • Philippines: Talk-Show Host Shot Dead – my sinchew
  • JAMAICA BANS RADIO RAUNCH – new york post

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Limbaugh To Obama: Are Fairness Doctrine-Like Regs Coming?
  • RAB: Radio Revs Off 10% In 2008
  • New PPM Research For Talk Radio
  • Radio One Has $7.6 Million Loss
  • ‘Slumdog’ Sweeps Music Oscars
  • Sharpton Wants FCC To Investigate Fox News Parent On N.Y. Post Comic
  • Univision Changes In Dallas
  • KLSX/L.A. Going Top 40 As ‘Amp Radio’
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 20, 2009
  • New Format, Better Frequency At Bustos
  • 2009 Dove Nominees
  • Ask The Industry Chieftains
  • Blunder Down Under With U2’s Release
  • Costs Push Down Arbitron’s Q4 Profit
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 19, 2009
  • CBS Q4 Income Falls, Dividends Cut
  • Updated: Cuddy Resigns From Citadel
  • ‘Magic’ Goes ‘Mix’ In Saginaw
  • Salem Offers Peek At Q4 Results, Says Revenues Decreased 6%
  • Obama To Fox News: No To Fairness Doctrine Return
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 18, 2009
  • Saga/Columbus Ups Trapp & Kelly

All Access

  • Slumdog Dominates Music Categories As Well
  • Limbaugh Column Challenges Obama On Speech Regulation
  • McCain, RNC Vs Browne Lawsuit Rolls On
  • Carolla Lands CBS TV Pilot
  • Green 960 Tries Out ‘Frangela’
  • Brendan McNulty Exits KBZI
  • WAVV/Ft. Myers Adds TV News Simulcast
  • Tennessee LPFM Switches Frequencies
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation Party Raises Nearly $4 Million
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • River Rats Voice Hennessey Injured In Team Bus Crash
  • KQTH’s Justice Home From The Hospital
  • Jazz Musician Mayfield Joins WGSO For Talk Show
  • Columnist Joins Supertalk Mississippi
  • BMP/Rio Grande Valley Helps ‘Hoops Against Hunger’
  • Bishop Willis Passes
  • WKKX/Wheeling’s George Kellas Dead At 53
  • WRTI Jazz Host Harrison Ridley Jr. Dies
  • Jonathan Adelstein’s Mother Passes
  • Former XM Host Dan Dixon’s Brother Patrick Dies

Radio Ink

  • Limbaugh To Obama: Will Talk Radio Be Censored?
  • Piolin Interviews President Obama
  • Coleman Looks At Talk In Next PPM Study
  • Artists Set For CRS-40 ‘Musical Thanks To Radio’
  • SRN Hosts Hit The Road For Obama’s First 100 Days
  • USRN Grows ‘Hair’
  • Greenberg Will Host ‘Dateline NBC’ Special
  • Senator To Force Vote On Fairness Doctrine
  • FCC Hands Out Fines For Late Renewals
  • RAB: Radio Revenue Down 9 Percent In 2008
  • S&P Downgrades Clear Channel Parent
  • South Dakota Rejects Ad Tax
  • Radio One Net Revenues Dip In Q4, SOI Up
  • Nova M Is No More
  • Red Wolf Adds WURH/Hartford
  • Nasdaq: Sirius XM Can Issue Stock Without Shareholder Vote
  • KTWV, Kenny G Launch New Online Station

FMQB

  • RAB: Radio Revenue Fell Nine Percent In 2008
  • Sirius XM approved to issue stock to Liberty Media
  • Senator calls for bill banning Fairness Doctrine
  • Spitzer wiretaps going public
  • Carolla speaks on KLSX flip
  • terrestrial radio holds its ground

Inside Radio

  • Buyers return, so do rate cuts.
  • Digital dollars jump $100 million.
  • How goes Detroit, so goes radio.
  • Two stations, two web strategies.
  • “Less Is More” returns.
  • Ohio Republican whacks liberal talk.
  • Programmer’s Contagious Can-Do Spirit: Laurie Cantillo

Radio Business Report

  • Sirius XM dissident says “Mel must go!”
  • No vote for Sirius XM shareholders
  • Lou Dobbs rockets into Top 10 in Talkers
  • KTWV launches Kenny G. HD2 channel
  • Bustos launches Mega 97.9 in Sacramento
  • RAB: Radio revenues fell 9% in 2008
  • Limbaugh questions Obama’s anti-Fairness stance
  • Radio revenues take a Q4 plunge
  • Sirius XM stock soars on White Knight deal
  • Coming soon: The Al Liggins Show
  • KMLE-FM Phoenix Adds The Lia Show
  • Seattle scribe sees little space-threat to radio
  • On Second Thought launches where Nova M left off

Radio Online

  • Q4 Radio Revenues Down 11% to $4.6B, Off-Air Up 1%
  • Coleman to Debut PPM Study at Talk Radio Seminar
  • NAB Show Announces Broadcast Engineering Keynote
  • KTWV/L.A. Partners with Kenny G for Online Outlet
  • Fred Honsberger will celebrate 30 years with CBS Radio’s News/Talk KDKA-AM/Pittsburgh
  • KTTA-FM (97.9 Ke Buena)/Sacramento moves down the dial to 94.3 FM
  • Centennial Broadcasting/Winchester, VA, Market Manager David Smith heads to co-owned Hot AC WBQB-FM
  • Bobby Pope exits Talk WMAC-AM/Macon, GA
  • Dan Turi adds middays at CHR WHTG-FM and WBBO-FM
  • KXLT-FM and Hot AC KCIX-FM Boise, ID, Program Director Brent Carey resigns

NTS Aircheck

  • “Feed ‘Em Because We Need ‘Em!”
  • It’s About Freedom, Not Fairness
  • Huffington Post Apologizes To Fox News’ Gibson
  • Franken Says He Doesn’t Miss Radio Gig

Urbansite

  • Bishop Willis, Broadcaster Dies at 79
  • In The Beginning Tavis Smiley, Now Alan Keys
  • L.A.’s New Hit Music Channel Ampradio 97.1
  • New York Post Cartoon: Need Radio Content?
  • Yolanda Adams Morning Show On The Move And Growing
  • Rihanna Update: Police Investigating Rihanna Photo Leak

All About Country

  • Broken Bow Records Chooses Loudmouth For Publicity
  • Know Something We Don’t?
  • Arbitron SIP’s Dues Monday
  • Jake Owen Releases Easy Does It Tomorrow
  • R U Ready 2 BETCHURASS
  • Is Radio Still About Radio?
  • Toby Scores Number One
  • Lofton Creek Will Announce Two New Artists Signings During CRS week
  • John Anderson & John Rich Shuttin’ Nashville Down
  • It’s Taylor, Taylor, Everywhere!