Radio and Streaming Media News 8-21-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Radio One, Inc. Delays 2009 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting yahoo
  • RAB: Radio Revenues Fall 22% In Q2 radio ink
  • Cox Continues Reorg With Three New Appointments mediaweek
  • Tribune Co.’s top execs want to stay on after bankruptcy chicago tribune
  • Arbitron sues Digimarc over monitoring technology business mirror
  • Radio Station Plans Layoffs. KFWB-AM Lays Off 14 la business journal
  • KLOS moves Joe Benson to weekends oc register
  • Local radio icons ‘Jeff & Jer’ off the air Contract talks fail sign on san diego
  • Friends, Colleagues Remember DJ Nate Quick cbs tv dallas
  • A Good Manning Has Died. Bruce Manning dies at age 55 la radio
  • Dean named PA announcer for Cowboys Stadium dallas morning news
  • Smerconish Airs Full Obama Interview Today nbc philadelphia
  • KCUR Manager Named to Public Broadcasting’s Board kc tribune
  • DMCA-based appeal fails, Yahoo’s Launchcast prevails in royalties row beta news
  • More Turmoil For Online Music Start-Ups: Slacker CEO Steps Down wall street journal
  • MySpace to Hire Media Link (and Millard) to Fix Ad Sales; Berman Out all things digital
  • Clear Channel Reprising ‘Stripped’ Music Series billboard
  • Milestone: Local online tops traditional inside radio
  • Coming soon, a dock to stream Satellite Radio w/your iPhone/iPod Touch orbitcast
  • Club Asia radio station goes into administration mediaweek uk
  • 2FM continues to lose audience share as Ryan’s listeners tune out irish times
  • The Q shakes up morning show Rand is sole survivor of purge the gazette ca

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio One, Inc. Delays 2009 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting yahoo
  • RAB: Radio Revenues Fall 22% In Q2 radio ink
  • Cox Continues Reorg With Three New Appointments mediaweek
  • Tribune Co.’s top executives want to stay on after emerging from bankruptcy. Randy Michaels, chief operating officer, tells staff in e-mail that management team is ‘committed’ and liquidation talk is ‘absurd’ chicago tribune
  • Randy Michaels attacks “absurdities.” inside radio
  • Tribune exec: “Ownership structure of the company is likely to change” after reorganization poynter online
  • Cumulus reacquires KMAJ-FM cj online
  • Sirius XM: The Rally Continues; SkyDock Madness? barrons
  • Dispute Alert / Sirius Outlook multichannel
  • Technically Speaking Sirius XM Is In A Bullish Trend sirius buzz
  • The Leash Is Off Sirius XM sirius buzz
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) Is The Most Active On NASDAQ During Morning Trading Hours transworldnews
  • Ion works through bankruptcy radio business report
  • News Corp CEO Murdoch’s Compensation Falls 40% In FY09 smart money
  • Stations’ Health Care Windfall Tops $45 Million Both sides of issue likely to spend big through fall broadcasting and cable
  • U.S. Ad Market to Decline by more than $1.6 Billion in 2009 radio business report
  • EMI Publishing, L.A. Reid Form New Talent JV billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Radio Station Plans Layoffs. Executives at KFWB-AM (980) handed out pinks slips Friday to 14 staff members as the CBS Corp.-owned radio station prepares to switch from an all-news format to a news talk one. la business journal
  • KLOS moves Joe Benson to weekends On the radio: Remembering Bruce Manning; K-Earth Beatles event at Queen Mary. oc register
  • Jeff & Jer’s morning “Showgram” off the air at Star 94.1 san diego entertainer
  • Local radio icons ‘Jeff & Jer’ off the air Contract talks fail, Clear Channel says sign on san diego
  • Jeff and Jer, Star 94.1 part company examiner.com
  • Where are ‘Jeff & Jer’ heading? inside radio
  • Morning Radio Musical Chairs. Get ready for a little shuffle. Starting Monday, the radio show “AJ in the Morning”, currently heard on Channel 93.3., is moving to Star 94.1 nbc san diego
  • Cubs sold, team stays on WGN inside radio
  • A technical look at Arbitron’s PPM system radio business report
  • Arbitron sues Digimarc over monitoring technology business mirror
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: August 20 Fresno Memphis Nashville Sacramento Tucson radio daily news
  • Larry Elder returning to radio? black redding news review
  • CC’s New Akron/Canton Market Manager (Bill Clark) ohio media watch
  • A Fresh New Set of Voices In Talk Radio mlive
  • David Leibowitz, Radio/News Guy, Leaving Moses Anshell phoenix news times
  • KATE’s Steve Oman let go after 27 years albert lea tribune
  • Deeds: Radio ratings: Congrats, Bob, you’re the man. (Sigh.) idaho statesman
  • Stern show on vacation next week The Stern show will be on vacation next week. Mammary Lane will be in it’s place. best talk radio news
  • Quentin Tarantino To Debut His Personal Music Playlist on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel on SIRIUS XM Radio yahoo

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Dear Dickey Do, Fagreed and Slogan Hogan inside music media
  • Is Hyperlocal Journalism’s Savior? fast company
  • AOR 2 jacobs media
  • YOUR TIME IS UP by Walter Sabo hitviews
  • “No Such Thing As The Radio Business” nts online
  • Want To Destroy Conservative Talk Radio? We Got A Czar For That canada freepress
  • Liberals at the FCC want to muzzle talk radio baltimore sun
  • ‘Alternate routes’ to the Fairness Doctrine one news now
  • Smerconish Airs Full Obama Interview Today nbc philadelphia
  • ‘Frustrating to watch you’ ‘Joe’ joins callers as Obama talks health on radio and Web chicago tribune
  • Obama tells talk-radio show healthcare is not just politics wmc tv
  • Analysis: A good get for both Smerconish and Obama philadelphia inquirer
  • Obama’s ‘Conservative’ Talk Radio Invitation Isn’t What It Appears OBAMA’S FAUX ‘OUTREACH’ Media Portrays Obama-Supporting Host As ‘Conservative’ radio equalizer
  • Michael Smerconish, Bootlicker the weekly standard
  • Radio, Grassroots Used To Push Health Care Rx npr
  • ‘PELOSI’S A C–T’ Libtalker, Caller Excoriate Obama, Pelosi (Lynn Samuels) radio equalizer
  • Limbaugh tells caller who can’t afford $6,000 to treat broken wrist: “Well, you shouldn’t have broken your wrist” media matters
  • Paid to Perform (Limbaugh) star news online
  • President Hannity? Talker drops hint. Talk-show host says he won’t rule out bid for White House wnd
  • Hannity’s Freedom Concert Takes Flight At Kings Island whio
  • Organizers ban most media outlets from covering Freedom Concert middletown journal
  • The Right Wing’s Prince of Gonzo counterpunch
  • Edwards hears concerns over health-care provision in spate of meetings waco trib



FCC & Legal

  • DMCA-based appeal fails, Yahoo’s Launchcast prevails in royalties row beta news
  • Online radio service wins ruling over license fees newsday
  • Yahoo’s radio service wins case over license fees. Court: LAUNCHcast isn’t interactive enough to warrant paying millions msnbc
  • Online radio service wins ruling over license fees usa today
  • Native American Groups Praise ‘Tribal Priority’ Concept in Radio Assignments radio world
  • New FCCer proposed commercially funded noncoms radio business report
  • FCC Seeks More Help In Defining Broadband Commission seeking “tailored” comments; interested in what speed of Internet access would fill that bill broadcasting and cable
  • Challenge To WDMC/Melbourne Renewal Rejected radio ink
  • Bidders Named For FCC FM Auction 79 radio ink
  • FCC Open Meetings next Thursday urban insite
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Morehead State Public Radio announces programming changes herald dispatch
  • KCUR Manager Named to Public Broadcasting’s Board kc tribune
  • KCRW Launches 5ive Things and Benefits App prpd
  • WFWM presenting ‘Live at the Depot’ cumberland times news
  • Good News Radio Broadcasting and TucsonChurches.org Form Alliance examiner.com
  • The Bull drops “Sounds of Faith” on Sundays ajc
  • WNLR Unveils New Upgrades, Programming dnr online

Streaming & Tech

  • More Turmoil For Online Music Start-Ups: Slacker CEO Steps Down wall street journal
  • MySpace to Hire Media Link (and Millard) to Fix Ad Sales; Berman Out all things digital
  • MySpace ad exec Jeff Berman is out cnet
  • MySpace Ad Sales Role for Millard Jeff Berman departs beleaguered social networking firm adweek
  • Milestone: Local online tops traditional inside radio
  • Clear Channel Reprising ‘Stripped’ Music Series billboard
  • Clear Channel Radio’s stripped Live Music Series Now a Digital Radio Station on iheartradio yahoo
  • Cox Communications to offer BREW apps fierce mobile
  • HD Radio Tagging on Zune HD Featured in Road Show radio magazine
  • Apple applies for in-call music swapsies iPhone patent register
  • Music downloads greener than buying CDs register
  • SkyDock: Coming soon, a dock to stream Satellite Radio through your iPhone/iPod Touch orbitcast
  • Sirius XM to Release iPhone Accessory Receiver Next Week? mac rumors
  • Google helps advertisers predict hot search topics yahoo tech
  • Google Rivals Will Oppose Book Settlement ny times
  • Batanga Launches Hispanic Ad Network audio4cast
  • iLike sale illustrates online media’s need for unique “real value,” columnists say rain
  • New RIAA radio tax p2pnet
  • FCC reveals Logitech Squeezebox Radio, could make all those streamy dreams come true engadget
  • NME Radio iPhone app breaks new record Currently number two in the paid for music application section network world
  • Apple’s future TV: Can Web-based apps replace “channels,” kill cable? zd net
  • Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year industry standard
  • Spotify app hits Google Android app store industry standard
  • Potential Pirate Bay buyer could lose P2P partner cnet

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Club Asia radio station goes into administration. Club Asia, the London radio station targeting the South Asian community, has gone into administration. mediaweek uk
  • Switching breakfast: why LBC trumped 5 Live james cridland
  • Kiss and Magic – they are. Are you? james cridland
  • Irish news-led radio programmes attract more listeners. More Irish people are listening to news-led radio programming, according to radio listening data for the Republic of Ireland between April and June 2009. mediaweek uk
  • 2FM continues to lose audience share as Ryan’s listeners tune out irish times
  • 2FM Repositions as Audience Figures Fall adworld
  • 107 The Bee boss heads to 2BR radio today
  • New breakfast for Minster FM radio today
  • Terry Christian for Mayor? radio today
  • Club Asia: administrators appointed radio today

Canada

  • The changing role of radio. The Peak Performance Project is committed to making B.C.’s musical talent a global phenomenon vancouver sun
  • The Q shakes up morning show Rand is sole survivor of purge. More music, less talk, program director says the gazette

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • APN’s profits and revenue drop bandt
  • Big leads in B’lore, Mirchi in other three metros radio and music
  • Long way to go for FM Radio industry before phase III: Experts new kerala
  • Traffic & Violence: The Pakistani Radio Code radio 2020
  • MediaCorp’s radio station Lush 99.5FM moves to Orchard Central yahoo philippines
  • UNESCO continues to support East African media bizcommunity