Radio and Streaming Media News 8-11-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Westwood One Results for 2nd Quarter 2009-Net Loss $(9.9) Million pr newswire
  • CC Media Down 21% in Q2 mediaweek
  • CBS DIALING UP BIZ PLAN WITH $40M STATION SALE ny post
  • Ando Media, Spacial Audio merge inside radio
  • CBS Radio Flips L.A. Station to News/Talk mediaweek
  • Bruce Anderson to retire from WABC after 25 years ny daily news
  • Arbitron wants its PPMs back. (Randy Kabrich) inside radio
  • Don Imus close to new Fox Business deal chattah box
  • Lawyers cast doubt on radio (Wii) contest issues upi
  • Web radio host accused of threatening judges is denied bail chicago tribune
  • Cobb Man Admits Fraud On Christian Radio Stations wsb tv atlanta
  • WCCO Radio’s Mondale To Undergo Cancer Surgery wcco minneapolis
  • The FCC Falls For The Hype… mel phillips
  • Artists Turn to FCC in Radio-Fee Battle washington post
  • Arbitron PPM Critics Reach Out to Obama mediaweek
  • KUT, hosts’ fans aren’t on same wavelength austin 360
  • New details emerge on various webcaster settlement deals rain
  • Radio 1 drops DJ Steve Lamacq after 16 years this is london
  • Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell gets Xfm show broadcast now
  • BBC Radio Ulster is reshuffling the presenters bbc
  • Rape scandal: Radio industry angry at review abc news au
  • Kyle, Jackie O hold on to top FM breakfast spot the age au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • CBS Radio Flips L.A. Station to News/Talk mediaweek
  • KFWB To Switch To News-Talk Format cbs 2 la
  • ‘Dr. Laura’ to KFWB as station trades all-news for talk radio format Laura Schlessinger is leaving KFI, where Bill Handel, John Kobylt and Ken Champiou will add hours. la times
  • KFWB doctoring its format Newsie adds Dr. Laura to new daytime sked variety
  • Pick Lead Story From One of the Columns: Dr. Laura Jumps from KFI to KFWB Bill Handel Adds Midday Show KFWB Flips to “News/Talk 980” KGIL Forced to Flip Format? la radio
  • Radio newsman Bruce Anderson set to retire from WABC after 25 years ny daily news
  • Prattle Of the Titans Can 2 Stations For Sports Talk Survive, and Thrive, in D.C.? washington post
  • B95.5 overtakes WGNA Soft-rock station takes No. 1 spot in ratings, toppling country station albany times union
  • Arbitron: Place-based Networks Garnering Attention media daily news
  • Arbitron Cell-Phone Only Sampling prpd
  • Arbitron wants its PPMs back. Consultant Randy Kabrich has received a terse letter from Arbitron inside radio
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: Corpus Christi Kalispell-Flathead Valley MT Las Cruces radio daily news
  • In response to rant, Detroit radio station puts bike advocate on the air (WCSX) bike portland
  • Frank Ski Sitting in for Donnie Simpson at WPGC urban radio nation
  • Tom Gresham Renews ”Gun Talk” Deal with Joeckel radio online
  • Newsradio 980 now simulcasting in FM; KUDL’s HD signal a triple-decker kansas city
  • Radio’s Dr. Sam Benjamin to host ‘Surviving Health Care Hell’ conference phoenix business journal
  • GSN Radio Extends Reach to More Than 70 Affiliates radio online
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole now Syndicated urban insite
  • Lower Burrell native wins ESPN contract pittsburgh live
  • Theismann is radio ready washington examiner
  • Splittorff easing way back to broadcasting Royals Hall of Famer had viral illness which affected speech mlb

News & PR

  • Radio host Don Imus in talks with Fox Business Network. The struggling cable channel, looking to boost viewership, is negotiating to simulcast Imus’ syndicated early-morning radio show. la times
  • Fox Business Network may be new television home of Don Imus ny daily news
  • Don Imus close to new Fox Business deal chattah box
  • No way to die: Lawsuit alleges radio contest killed woman mcclatchy
  • Lawyers cast doubt on radio contest issues. A Sacramento radio station’s lawyers say they are dubious of claims of health and psychological problems caused by the station’s 2007 water-drinking contest. upi
  • Web radio host accused of threatening judges is denied bail chicago tribune
  • No bond for radio host accused of threatening judges chicago breaking news
  • Cobb Man Admits Fraud On Christian Radio Stations wsb tv atlanta
  • WCCO Radio’s Mondale To Undergo Cancer Surgery wcco minneapolis
  • Steve Harvey to perform at CenturyTel Center shreveport times
  • Triple A Conference A Wrap In Boulder fmqb
  • Williams Surprised On-Air With Hall Of Fame News radio ink
  • WWWS — W3 Soul — celebrates 40 years on the air mlive saginaw
  • GUN BUY BACK 09 945ksoul
  • Larry Glick award established at Emerson College boston radio watch
  • Former radio talk show host selling Long Beach 3BD for $1.075M (Rick Riley) los angeles blockshopper
  • First Paul Harvey Biography Hits Bookstores radio 2020
  • Coast to Coast AM: Exploring the Unknown thesop
  • Radio station, foundation, schools raise money to rebuild Wallie Howard Jr. playground syracuse.com
  • BROADWAY BLUES MTV SET TO WALK AWAY FROM ITS TIMES SQUARE STUDIO ny post
  • Jay-Z, Sean Paul, LMFAO, More Mix It Up At L.A. Powerhouse Show (Power 106) mtv
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame names ACL a historic landmark austin business journal
  • MyMusicSuccess Puts Independent Bands On Air With XL Radio Promotion harmony central



OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The FCC Falls For The Hype… mel phillips
  • What the F*** is Social Media? hear 2.0
  • Podcasting That Rivals Radio Ratings inside music media
  • The Question Of The Month infinite dial
  • Minority radio stations want some bailout dollars orlando sentinel hispanosphere
  • Musicians should be paid radio royalties herald tribune
  • Town Brawls jacobs media
  • “Stripper Radio” May Actually Be Slightly Preferable To The Format Replacing It idolator
  • PRSA and Vocus Present PR Webinar: Does Traditional Media Still Matter? vocus
  • I Thought ‘Dissent Is Patriotic’ (Dennis Prager) human events
  • Imus: Fox Business Debases Itself Further 247 wallst
  • Government to Savage: You can’t think that! United Kingdom tells talk radio icon to ‘repudiate’ views wnd
  • Hateful, ignorant right-wingers spew talk radio’s untruths about healthcare reform the underground
  • Limbaugh slammed for comparing Democrats to Nazis jta
  • Limbaugh yells “Nazi” (and the press yawns) media matters
  • GOP: Rush isn’t our leader. inside radio
  • Glenn Beck’s years at 104 KRBE in Houston mike mcguff
  • Glenn Beck loses advertising because of black blogs complaints : is Rush Limbaugh next? examiner.com

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Opens Inquiry on Radio’s Opposition to Song Royalties wall street journal
  • Artists Turn to FCC in Radio-Fee Battle washington post
  • Radio stations caught up in public-service dispute usa today
  • FCC Opens Inquiry on Radio’s Opposition to Song Royalties nasdaq
  • FCC wants comments on musicFirst petition radio business report
  • FCC examining broadcasters in music fee row reuters
  • FCC Looking Into musicFIRST Petition fmqb
  • Artists Turn to FCC in Radio-Fee Battle urban insite
  • Arbitron PPM Critics Reach Out to Obama mediaweek
  • Anti-PPM Groups Seek to Bring Obama Into the Fray prpd
  • NAACP, MMTC Urge Obama To Intervene In PPM Dispute radio ink
  • Minority Broadcasters Ask President Obama To Address PPM Issues fmqb
  • Tiny Goree may get a voice when FCC auctions radio stations abilene reporter news
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • KUT, hosts’ fans aren’t on same wavelength austin 360
  • NYC’s WFUV-FM Off the Air. Don’t panic ! Due to power outages the Fordham University, Bronx, NY campus, public radio station, WFUV-FM (90.7) and WFUV.org have been unable to broadcast since late this afternoon. the insider
  • Arbitron has released its annual analysis of public radio audiences in Public Radio Today 2009. prpd
  • Woodstock Radio Specials – A Top Story This Week antimusic
  • Broadway’s BURN THE FLOOR To Burn Up The Airwaves This Week, Several TV Appearances Announced broadway world
  • “The World of Jazz” with Host Dwight Brewster on WBAI 99.5 FM (NYC) all about jazz
  • Arbetter takes new gig with Central NY PBS times union
  • Radio Spot on Rural Teen Issues: Isolation, Depression, Drug Abuse anewscafe
  • Christianity 101: what radio stations play Christian music in Las Vegas? examiner.com

Streaming & Tech

  • New details emerge on various webcaster settlement deals rain
  • Media buyers: Twitter is for, well, twits See promise for advertisers in social networking sites medialife
  • Notice Those Ads on Blogs? Regulators Do, Too ny times
  • Online retail spending dips once more Second quarter off 1 percent from last year, says comScore media life
  • Facebook Buys Social Media Start-up FriendFeed billboard
  • Pirate Bay sinks under electric storm. Website goes titsup day after Dutch court verdict register
  • Torrents and physical ownership score high for music fan. Might stop freetarding if something decent comes along register
  • World’s first dial-free radio unveiled The world’s first dial-free radio without any traditional knobs or buttons, the ‘Q2 Cube’, was unveiled on Tuesday hailing the end of 100-year-old classic wireless sets. telegraph
  • User Report: AudioTX STL-IP Allows WPR to Install and Forget radio world
  • FreeNAS: A Simple Data Storage Solution radio world
  • Onstream Media Corporation to Report Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results on August 14 pr newswire
  • New DMR Association Created to Drive Worldwide Growth of Digital Mobile Radio Market itnews
  • Onkyo’s new AV receiver streams Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius, and Internet radio cnet
  • Tech review | The Livio Radio miami herald
  • Roberts Elise. Roberts Radio has unveiled the new Elise DAB radio as part of what it calls an ‘exciting new range’ of radios targeting the affordable and easy to use end of the market. avreview
  • Xbox Live summer update launches today hexus
  • Sonos Controller ready for iPhone OS 3.0 macsinum
  • Sony S-Series Walkman specs leaked mirror

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Radio 1 drops DJ Steve Lamacq after 16 years this is london
  • Steve Lamacq latest DJ dropped by Radio 1 after 16 years on air mail online
  • Ian Burrell: Lamacq goes as Radio 1 tries to rediscover youth independent
  • Radio 1 drops Lamacq in specialist shakeup broadcast now
  • Listeners take to new Heart. Global Radio’s nationwide rollout of the Heart brand was a symbol of commercial radio’s resurgence in the latest Rajars, as Heart pulled in 7.5 million listeners per week in Q2 2009, up 219,000 quarter on quarter. mediaweek uk
  • Radio 1’s DJ advert to be rolled out despite cost fears. An expensive looking advertisment campaign for BBC Radio 1, featuring the station’s star DJs, is being rolled out across Britain despite speculation over how much it cost. telegraph
  • Johnny Borrell to present Xfm show Razorlight frontman to host 10-part show on Global Radio station guardian
  • Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell gets Xfm show broadcast now
  • Christian BBC footie host who refuses to work on a Sunday the sun
  • Exmouth’s radio station pressures government devon 24
  • Lamacq leaves 1 after 16 years radio today
  • talkSPORT – new season, new team radio today
  • Xfm goes in search of the best radio today
  • Johnny Borrell to join XFM radio today
  • RTE 2 FM upsets regulator radio today
  • Why won’t Welsh radio play the most popular song in Wales? whales online
  • Radio Ulster changes presenters. BBC Radio Ulster is reshuffling the presenters on its news and current affairs programmes from 31 August. bbc
  • Bay Radio and TVM top BA survey dive malta

Canada

  • Canwest Global in Ownership Discussion with CRTC broadcaster
  • Corus’ Exploremusic Goes Portable broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • ACMA to review live radio stunts big pond
  • Rape scandal: Radio industry angry at review yahoo au
  • Watchdog to review live commercial radio stunts the west au
  • Rape scandal: Radio industry angry at review abc news au
  • ACMA reviews commercial radio following lie detector controversy bandt
  • Kyle and Jackie O triumph in radio ratings survey crikey
  • Kyle, Jackie O hold on to top FM breakfast spot the age au
  • Kyle & Jackie O still Sydney’s top rating FM breakfast show mumbrella
  • Alan Jones bonus weighs on Mac Radio sydney morning herald
  • Radio station faces pay probe. A FEDERAL workplace watchdog believes a Toowoomba radio station worker was underpaid by $15,000. the chronicle
  • DJ’s baby born just before fire. At 6am Dave Nicholas was celebrating the birth of his first daughter – two hours later he was told a fire had gutted their Napier home. hawkes bay today nz
  • THAILAND: Manager refuses to register as community radio with NTC asia media
  • Glib talker Zaheer mesmerizes radio heads mangalorean
  • Shahid Kapur creates waves at Radio One Studios radio and music
  • Maxus gets 3 Emvies radio nominations radio and music
  • Radio Misty fraternity race on 18th September web newswire
  • Red FM bags Golden Dragon Award at PMAA radio and music
  • US Dept of Defense – Radio Station Gives Voice to Remote Afghan Region isria
  • Man arrested for breaking into Sky FM studio, hurling insults against Rupiah post zambia
  • Monze man storms radio station zambia national broadcasting corp
  • Somalia: Two Radio Journalists Sentenced to Detention and Fine in Somaliland all africa
  • Kenya: Kiss FM Goes Into TV With New Kiss TV Channel all africa
  • Venezuela cracks down on media mail and guardian
  • Venezuelan Community Media The thriving voice of the Venezuelan people znet