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Radio and Streaming Media News 8-10-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • CBS CORPORATION SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT WITH ALPHA BROADCASTING TO SELL FOUR RADIO STATIONS IN PORTLAND, OREGON cbs radio
  • Updated: Wilson’s Alpha Buys Four From CBS Radio/Portland radio ink
  • Wilson grows Portland empire with four from CBS Radio radio business report
  • Larry Wilson Buys CBS/Portland Cluster nts online
  • Citadel Revenues Down In Q2 radio ink
  • Sports radio shakeup: Capitol Broadcasting buys 620 the Bull; Curtis gets WRBZ 850 triangle business journal
  • Deal reshapes Triangle radio market. 99.9 The Fan Sports talk radio will soon have one parent voice on AM, FM and in Spanish across the Triangle. wral
  • Clear Channel Radio down 20%. inside radio
  • Shops Spend Less on Traditional Media adweek
  • Negative Street Bias on Sirius Presents Opportunity seeking alpha
  • Big shareholder pleased with Sirius XM radio business report
  • CBS leads media rally; too much, too soon? reuters
  • The Model Is Broken, Now Where Is the Fix? Media bigwigs bemoan problems, but solutions are few broadcasting and cable
  • Local Ad Spending Getting Boost From ‘Cash For Clunkers’ wall street journal
  • ‘Clunkers’ Jump-Starts Auto Advertising Cash for Clunkers = cash for stations broadcasting and cable
  • Publicis To Buy Microsoft’s Razorfish For $530 Million smart money
  • Agencies rethink radio inside radio
  • EMI, Fairwood Sign UAE Sub-Publishing Deal billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KFWB will switch to news-talk format, add Dr. Laura oc register
  • Surprise: Dr. Laura Switches L.A. Flagships nts online
  • Steve Harvey returns to L.A. radio la times
  • Steve Harvey and other changes shake up the lineup at 102.3 KJLH Los Angeles urban radio nation
  • The Wolf makes tracks into the Top 10 sf gate
  • Tracking Washington’s Sports Talk Radio Race washington post
  • Jeff Lytle: How the mighty talkers have fallen — in local radio ratings naples news
  • B95.5 soars to the top of radio ratings albany times union
  • Is ‘Imus In The Morning’ Headed To Fox Business Network? all your tv
  • Report: Imus Set to Sign with Fox Business News radio online
  • HOWARD STERN’S NEW STUTTERING JOHN ny post
  • Jimbo Wood coming back to WAHR? al.com
  • KRLD-AM weatherman Brad Barton loses job txcn
  • College football talk making comeback on Denver radio rocky mountain independent
  • Cage Radio Presented By WCS Starts Today at 6 P.M. wicombatsports

News & PR

  • Secret Service Spaz-zes over radio comment (WAAF) boston herald
  • Local radio co-host threatens Obama. A WAAF (107.3 FM) radio show co-host is in hot water after some threatening talk aimed at President Barack Obama. whdh boston
  • Hernando radio host Haa gets Secret Service visit after perceived threat on Obama tampabay.com
  • Survivors say stunt left them twisted. One woman who took part says the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest left her with a fear of water, and that she can no longer listen to the radio. sacremento bee
  • Neb. broadcaster takes over at KZUM-FM. nebraska tv
  • Three local radio stations halt broadcasts, go up for sale. Great Falls-area fans of ESPN sports radio and two rock FM radio stations dialed into silent airwaves this week. (KZUS KEAU KUUS) great falls tribune
  • Radio legend Paul Harvey has his own story told in new biography ny daily news
  • KCBQ’s Larson Ships Out To The Middle East nts online
  • Jay Marvin readies for epic surgical procedure denver westword
  • Radio newscaster Dave Fitz dies. Long time radio newscaster Dave Fitz died Sunday afternoon at his home in Rainbow City. Fitz, 67, apparently had a heart attack gadsden times
  • William Phelps, A Broadcast Entrepreneur Dies urban radio nation
  • Heading to a new station in Grand Rapids! (Ryan Terpstra) mlive grand rapids
  • Media Executives Share Job Headaches npr
  • Comedian Adam Carolla to publish a book of rants google/ap
  • Carolla turns author inside radio
  • Penguin radio personality Kim Czornij was drawn by music into her dream job star news online
  • WBCN’s 4-day tribute is set boston radio watch
  • Best Radio Personalities: Listeners remain loyal topeka capitol journal
  • Laiya Uses Facebook to Join the Power 99 Morning Show Contest urban radio nation
  • Radio Date™ is Coming to Dallas: BlackPeopleMeet.com and The Steve Harvey Morning Show Seek Dallas Black Singles for Interactive Dating Game yahoo prweb
  • ‘Radio Rich,’ Louann try TV. Popular radio duo begin shooting series that will showcase eateries topeka capitol journal



OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Mean Genes: Cumulus Stops Its Fired From Taking Radio Jobs inside music media
  • Do Radio Stations talk too much about themselves? hear 2.0
  • Did you forget about Strategy? hear 2.0
  • Somethin’ Stupid jacobs media
  • The Wacky World of Radio – The Radio Engineer about.com
  • The enduring appeal of Woodstock After the buzz wore off, the utopian communal aura of a Woodstock Nation gave way, almost immediately, to the reality of a Woodstock Market taipei times
  • Woodstock an inspiration for life in music and pursuing dreams my central jersy
  • The Worst Talking Heads In Sports bleacher report
  • Let Clear Channel know what you think… voicing my disapproval of the changes being made to WMAN’s programming mansfield news journal
  • On the Air: Songs about savings? pj star
  • The demise of talk radio hernando today
  • Health Care Debate Takes to the Airwaves mediaweek
  • The Savage silence of the lambs, Part 2 wnd
  • PR and advertising at a crossroads individual.com
  • The News Americans Need (Dan Rather) washington post
  • Howard Kurtz Discusses the Media and Press Coverage of the News washington post
  • Rant Another Try at the Fairness Doctrine rant rave
  • NYT’s Brooks Calls Limbaugh Rhetoric Insane, Rush Responds news busters
  • Rush Limbaugh’s historical analogies are racism in disguise jacksonville.com
  • Democrats blast Limbaugh for using Nazi imagery jerusalem post
  • White House Warns Critics: Nazi Talk Puts You On “Thin Ice” prison planet
  • Do some conservatives secretly wish for the assassination of Barack Obama? the daily voice
  • Hundreds Protest In Greenville Against Obama’s Health Care Reform witn greenville
  • Radio host’s bid for office could force him off the air joplin globe
  • AM 1090 Seattle Progressive Talk Radio 4th annual Town Hall Forum examiner.com
  • The Blago Web Site: “It Was Time” cbs news
  • Local Hispanic radio station excited for new Supreme Court Justice (WKZX) wate
  • Politics spices up salsa radio Show’s host sees talks with candidates as way to serve local Hispanics albany times union

FCC & Legal

  • DOJ Weighs In On Digital Download Debacle. The Justice Department under the Obama administration believes that a digital download of a sound recording does not constitute a performance or a public performance, and thus does not justify the imposition of public performance royalties. tech daily dose
  • FCC seeks comments on radio “threats.” inside radio
  • FCC rules obits aren’t PSAs inside radio
  • KSDZ’s license renewal is a successful undertaking radio business report
  • Radio royalty could lead to ASCAP, BMI fee hike, says witness rain
  • Minority Radio Seeks TARP Funds radio 2020
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • Plenty of proof that ads don’t support Web music cnet
  • Inside the short, troubled life of a music start-up cnet
  • Firms seek profit path from ‘apps’ Media brands are jumping onto the iPhone. stl today
  • Sports Radio for iPhone Get sports radio stations from around the country streaming to your phone macworld
  • There’s an App for That. But a Revenue Stream? ny times
  • Dust-Up in Automation radio world
  • APT Installed at Clear Channel Satellite Hub radio world
  • EMI Executive VP of Digital To Exit Company billboard
  • Twitter: Friend And Foe Media outlets use it, and get scooped by it broadcasting and cable
  • Globe: We’re walling off our web site Boston.com will start charging for content media life
  • BlackBerry (Tour, Storm, Curve) Apps 2Day: Nobex Radio Campanion wireless and mobile
  • What is DigiHD radio still hasn’t caught on with listeners — perhaps because it’s actually neither high definition nor digital. herald net tal Audio Broadcasting (DAB)? hexus
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  • Americans like streaming TV, movies individual.com
  • Internet radio comes of age eyougoslavia
  • How Much Would You Pay for Internet News? abc
  • Barry Diller’s air of tech savvy hasn’t paid off for shareholders la times
  • Facebook joins forces with advertisers financial times
  • Record companies have a trick up their sleeve for downloads times online
  • Stations Grapple With Internet-Advertising Pipe New delivery services consume bandwidth, labor broadcasting and cable
  • Survey: P2P Popularity Static In U.K. billboard


Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • UK Radio Listening Reaches New Record Of 46.3 Million Adults Each Week mi2n
  • Bauer Radio to broadcast U2 gig across network guardian
  • Gin for lunch, whiskey for tea: Radio 2’s Ken Bruce reveals his midlife crisis and the days when one drink was not enough mail online
  • Tynedale radio station taken off air mid-show journal live
  • Media Hub Plans Could Be Last Chance For Haslingden Community Centre about my area lancashire
  • Cotswold radio station’s bid to broadcast to the community wilts standard
  • Tourism: Shetland on air shetland times
  • Central signs Preston deal radio today
  • Grimsby Town games go Digital radio today
  • Commentary deal for Bristol radio today
  • Absolute compiles Cameron clips radio today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Radio stars gear up for awards live news
  • Kyle, Jackie o Up for Radio Awards big pond news
  • Kyle, Jackie O up for radio awards the west
  • Kyle And Jackie O Nominated For Best On-Air Team undercover
  • Regulation could make Kyle a good boy eureka street
  • Kyle and Jackie O gagged by Austereo news.com.au
  • Guy Sebastian takes a tough stand. AUSTRALIA’S first Idol Guy Sebastian says fallen reality TV show judge Kyle Sandilands has no one to blame but himself for being kicked off the show. adelaide now
  • Howard Sattler vying for Australian Commercial Radio Award perth now
  • Digital radio launches in Australia but will it save FM music stations? street corner
  • Left off the airwaves. A FIGHT is brewing between the state and federal governments over Tasmania falling off the dial of new digital radio technology. the merucry
  • Long wait for digital radio the warrnambool standard
  • Broadcaster says jobs at risk. Job cuts are on the cards as one of New Zealand’s largest broadcasters aims to slash an estimated $10 million from its budget. new zealand herald
  • National Pacific Radio Trust Appoints New Ceo scoop nz
  • India Today recognizes Big FM’s RJ Dheena among top 20 young achievers in Tamil Nadu radio and music
  • Radio Misty 94.3 FM partners with Rockfest radio and music
  • Angry Sunny to sue radio station for ‘cheap’ mimicry silicon india
  • Radio Station Gives Voice to Remote Mountain Province dvidshub
  • Manager refuses to register as community radio with NTC bangkok post
  • Nation Media Group Changes Management individual.com
  • Widespread condemnation of closure of radio stations, attack on Globovisión el universal
  • Local businessman’s wife killed in The Bahamas. THE wife of local businessman and co-host of WINN FM’s radio show “Technologique – TechSperts On Call”, Kachi Armony, was killed in The Bahamas last Friday. skn vibes