Radio and Streaming Media News 8-7-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • CBS Radio sells its Portland stations oregon live
  • Salem Communications 2nd Quarter (down 12.8%) yahoo
  • Saga 2nd Quarter 2009 Results (down 15.3%) yahoo
  • CBS Interactive Loses Less (Thanks To Acquisition) mediapost
  • TRN Signs Long-Term Pact With ‘Dr. Laura’ mediaweek
  • Alex Tear Named OM Of Clear Channel-Miami Cluster fmqb
  • CC/Pittsburgh Names Lamme President/Market Mgr. radio online
  • Nielsen Radio Ratchets Up Ratings Race mediaweek
  • Secret Service Not Amused By Radio Host. (WAAF Anthony Parziale) the boston channel
  • Radio host charged with endangering lives (Dan Belforti WSCA-FM) seacoast online
  • Demento, Walker Lead Inductees Into Hall radio world
  • Radio Duo Wants You to Run Me Down (Deminski & Doyle WCSX) detroit metro times
  • Burns Radio Study: What Does Music Radio Communicate? burns radio
  • The unconstitutionality of PRA radio business report
  • Limbaugh compares Democrats to Nazis boston.com
  • FM Group Requests Emergency Freeze on TV Filings tv technology
  • Jazz fans up in arms over changes at KUT austin business journal
  • Microsoft Sells Razorfish Digital Agency to the Publicis Groupe ny times
  • RealNetworks lays off 9 percent in music division cnet
  • Not happy, Rupert: readers say they won’t pay for online news the age
  • New apps bring radio waves to iPhones, iPods san gabriel valley tribune
  • Jonathan Ross loses 540,000 listeners from his Radio 2 show in a year mail online
  • 9 firings at Montreal’s CJAD radio cbc news
  • A New LITE turns on in Halifax Rogers Launches New Radio Station newswire canada
  • 2Day FM staff evacuate after threat 9news au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • CBS Radio sells its Portland stations oregon live
  • Salem Communications Announces Second Quarter 2009 Total Revenue of $50.1 Million (down 12.8%) yahoo
  • Saga Communications, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter 2009 Results (down 15.3%) yahoo
  • Radio, TV ad dips hurt Fisher in Q2 puget sound business journal
  • Fisher Q2 Television down 26%; Radio down 49% radio business report
  • CBS Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript seeking alpha
  • CBS Interactive Loses Less (Thanks To Acquisition) mediapost
  • CBS Radio Revenues Fall 23%, Radio OI Down 62% radio online
  • CBS profit drops 96% on items, ad softness market watch
  • CBS: Steep Hits Cross-Platform, Moonves Anticipates Future Uptick media daily news
  • CBS’ Moonves Upbeat Despite Rough First Half adweek
  • CBS: Big markets coming back. inside radio
  • Westwood One (Reverse Stock) Spits inside radio
  • Saga, owner of ‘KLH, posts lower income milwaukee business journal
  • More cuts? “Not on my watch.” (Saga) inside radio
  • Liberty Media Reports Second Quarter Financial Results individual.com
  • DirecTV revenue up but profit declines 11% la times
  • Report: Liberty CEO Says Sirius XM Has ‘Hit Bottom’ radio ink
  • Sirius’s Loss Widens as Subscribers Slip Satellite-Radio Company Reports $132 Million in Charges; Weak Auto Sales Hurt Business wall street journal
  • The Slipping Subscriber: Sirius XM Suffers Another Drop… digital music news
  • Sirius XM Battles for Subscribers business week
  • CNBC Host Blames ‘Overpaying’ Howard Stern for XM Sirius Woes newsbusters
  • Sirius chief endorses Cash for Clunkers thr
  • Satellite radio profit? You cannot be Sirius! Sirius XM is losing money – and subscribers. But if the auto industry continues to rebound thanks to Cash for Clunkers, the company may have a new lease on life. cnn money
  • 4 Answers From Sirius XM motley fool
  • So How’s That iPhone App Working Out for You, Sirius? digital daily
  • Q2 Radio Revenue Roundup fmqb
  • Urban radio weathering recession better? inside radio
  • Exodus Closes on Sale of Pueblo Combo for $500,000 radio online
  • Shops Spend Less on Traditional Media adweek
  • Comms Spending To Top $1 Trillion; Grow Faster than GDP media buyer planner
  • Cox Pulls ‘Austin American-Statesman’ Off the Market editor and publisher
  • Live Nation 2Q Loss Widens As Revenue Falls billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • TRN Signs Long-Term Pact With ‘Dr. Laura’ mediaweek
  • Alex Tear Named OM Of Clear Channel-Miami Cluster fmqb
  • CC/Pittsburgh Names Lamme President/Market Mgr. radio online
  • Is Tony Massarotti Leaving the Globe For Radio? bleacher report
  • Big names cut at KRLD-AM dfw.com
  • WEEI, Sports Hub expand their rosters boston.com
  • LBI’s Don Cheto debuts in two Central Cali markets radio business report
  • Conway & Steckler to sub for John & Ken on KFI oc register
  • BREAKING NEWS: The New Voice of Cowboys Stadium is … ​Jody Dean. dallas observer
  • KTNI/Denver Becomes ‘The Truth’ radio ink
  • Denver Strippers Reveal “The Truth” nts online
  • Top 22 AAA Website Updated thetop22
  • Cousin Brucie Broadcasts From Rock Hall cleveland scene
  • SIRIUS XM Radio to Launch The Woodstock Channel in Celebration of Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary yahoo
  • Taibbi Wimps Out! No-Shows On Imus For Gasparino Debate (GS) the business insider
  • Nielsen Radio Ratchets Up Ratings Race mediaweek
  • Nielsen Touts CPO, 18-34 Sampling radio ink
  • Burns Study: Music Radio Talks About Music Radio radio online
  • What Does Music Radio Communicate When It’s Not Playing Music? Is it talking to its audience? burns radio
  • 101.1 FM show rules ratings; Slaten is last stl today
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: Omaha-Council Bluffs Greenville-Spartanburg Little Rock Wichita Chattanooga Columbus SC radio daily news
  • Mark Hunter leaving WAHR al.com
  • Polka music returns to Duluth’s KDAL radio this Saturday fox 21 online duluth
  • Connie Mack: Vertical Radio to broadcast CMWS (KNMI) farmington new mexico daily times
  • Voice of UND sidelined kxmd north dakota
  • 850 The Buzz and 620 The Bull Set To Kick Off 2009 Edition of Friday Night Football prlog
  • ESPN 100.9-FM Announces SVL Lineup mlive
  • WIGO 104.9FM and Miller Beer Team up for USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway who won
  • WTMM to pick up Jets broadcasts times union
  • UMD finds a radio home for men’s hockey and football individual.com
  • Lou Holder on 106.7 tonight. Where are the Examiner columnists on sports talk radio? washington examiner
  • Lucas to join Carlin in radio booth. Former RU quarterback replaces Pernetti as analyst the daily targum
  • Former QB Ray Lucas hired by Rutgers for radio job philly burbs
  • WTEM (ESPN 980)/D.C. Teams with Joe Theismann radio online


News & PR

  • Secret Service Not Amused By Radio Host. WAAF Radio Host Made Threatening Comment About President Obama (Anthony Parziale) the boston channel
  • 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
  • Spoked Out: Radio Duo Wants You to Run Me Down (Deminski & Doyle WCSX) detroit metro times
  • “You Would Just Love to Lob Something at Their Heads” streets blog
  • Local radio host charged with endangering lives (Dan Belforti WSCA-FM) seacoast online
  • Imus changing channels? inside radio
  • Report: Imus Set to Sign with Fox Business News radio online
  • Demento, Walker Lead Inductees Into Hall radio world
  • Brendan Haywood could be the biggest talk show host ever usa today
  • National Radio Hall of Fame inductees radio business report
  • National Radio Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2009 radio online
  • Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Inductees about.com
  • Wendy Williams Inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame urban radio nation
  • Boortz, Walker, Named To Radio Hall radio ink
  • Behind-the-Scenes at The Imus Ranch fox news
  • Comedian Adam Carolla to publish a book of rants google/ap
  • Toilet paper prank against West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel misfires (Wild 95.5) palm beach post
  • OPRAH SUED FOR $1.2 TRILLION! national enquirer
  • Radio personalities to be featured on new Leno T.V. show radio info
  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition nts online
  • Obituaries William Issiah Phelps Jr. Broadcast Entrepreneur washington post
  • Dale Miller, Andrew Skotdal Join NAB Radio Board of Directors radio magazine
  • Radio station tracks down Tri-City man’s hit record tacoma news tribune
  • Pay to be played: Local bands can donate for radio airtime (KOMP) las vegas weekly
  • When radio was king: Keymen reunite (WKFR) battle creek enquirer
  • UPDATE: Radio station says not behind lemonade stand gag (KSEQ) visalia times delta
  • STATIC: Radio newsman takes look back (Cliff Albert KFMB) north county times
  • Doug Banks on ABC 7 at the Bud Billiken Parade urban radio nation
  • Masters of the Airwaves are back – Radio Reunion in North Carolina (WKUS) urban radio nation
  • Americans Say No Bailout For News Industry nts online
  • Shorter, WATG-FM The Ridge Renew Broadcast Relationship rome newswire
  • Flanigan’s celebrates 50th Anniversary with radio radio business report
  • Radio personality Russ Parr coming to FSU fayeteville observer
  • Psychologist to get award at Toronto event (Larry Beer WKZO-AM) mlive
  • Ennes Education Foundation Trust Announces 2009 Scholarship Recipients radio magazine
  • Old Time Radio is a great way to melt your commute away examiner.com
  • Minister Takes Radio Equipment Hostage Until the Station Meets His Demands (WGMX) urban radio nation
  • HOFFARTH: Reiner taking the Dodgers’ broadcasting initiative la daily news
  • Radio Interview – Star 104.5 in Omaha – Talking About Cornhusker Kickoff 2009 cornnation

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • New FCC ‘Chief Diversity Officer’ Co-Wrote Liberal Group’s ‘Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio’ news busters
  • Murdoch Mans Up ny times
  • A Demand For Radio Leadership Now radio ink tank
  • Radio’s successes only met with challenges utalk marketing
  • Traffic on the Nones The future of traffic information on the road. hear 2.0
  • The unconstitutionality of PRA radio business report
  • The end of radio looming? Should radio stations pay performers for playing their songs? wtsp tampa
  • COLUMN – Performers deserve royalties from radio holland sentinel
  • Dickey Do Cuts Cumulus Sales Commissions inside music media
  • Country Starlets: What Radio’s Missing ny times
  • There’s No Such Thing As Bad Publicity infinite dial
  • Red Rocks On infinite dial
  • After Six Years, This Was Inevitable infinite dial
  • Female Sidekick Wanted jacobs media
  • Talk radio, anger and advertising beliefnet
  • Is the voice of Talk Radio a symptom or a cure? examiner.com
  • Tribune Bonus Payout Will Never Happen… mel phillips
  • Nothing black and white about journalistic ethics mumbrella
  • 40 years later, I won’t go back to Yasgur’s farm the villager
  • Leaving Journalism? Become a Private Eye! utne
  • Health Care Debate Takes to the Airwaves mediaweek
  • Making Another Run at Fairness rant rave
  • Limbaugh Says Democrats Are Like Nazis as Politics Becomes Hysterical us news and world report
  • Limbaugh compares Democrats to Nazis boston.com
  • Rush Vs. The White House — Again! nts online
  • Obama inspires Sykes’ talk show newstimes
  • Glenn Beck loses advertisers after comment about President Obama examiner.com
  • Harry Reid: Conservative talk radio hosts are also astroturfers hotair
  • Reid ties Republicans to talk shows radio business report
  • Radio host and author Thom Hartmann talks about Threshold sf gate
  • Over the Airwaves and on Cable TV, Health Care Dominates ny times
  • Senior Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Attend Black Journalists’ Convention pr newswire
  • Right Wing Radio Week in Review: August 3 – 7, 2009 examiner.com
  • Local Blogger Prompts Two More Advertisers to Abandon Conservative Talk Radio Station sf weekly
  • KIT and Ettl weigh in on Wednesday’s story (Yakima City Council candidate Dave Ettl) yakima herald
  • State needs a governor for more than radio ads journal inquirer

FCC Legal & Gov

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Jazz fans up in arms over changes at KUT austin business journal
  • AIR’s Making Creative Media Scholarships airmedia
  • Hofstra broadcasting workshop gets diverse crowd newsday
  • Out of money, reading service for blind ends on Pittsburgh radio pittsburgh tribune review
  • WLIU Appear Ready to Go Off the Air. An apparent victim of the failing economy, radio station WLIU appears ready to go off the air unless officials can construct an 11th hour deal. sag harbor online
  • WDAV adds multimedia expertise; Cats’ shop nears opening davidson news
  • Some funding returned to public radio cedar falls tribune
  • KOMU displays lack of interest in community columbian tribune
  • WCPE Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen pr web
  • ELCA Pastor to Preach on Ecumenical Radio Program wfn
  • Friday Five: Xtreme Radio Host Kevin McCullough citizenlink.org

Streaming & Tech

  • Microsoft Sells Razorfish Digital Agency to the Publicis Groupe ny times
  • RealNetworks lays off 9 percent in music division cnet
  • Murdoch to Web users: Oh, yes, you will pay cnet
  • Murdoch aims to tear up the online rule book telegraph uk
  • Murdoch: News Corp. Gets Paid For Its Content or Dies Trying bnet
  • Not happy, Rupert: readers say they won’t pay for online news the age
  • Sunday Times the testbed in Rupert Murdoch’s online revolution guardian
  • No fee, no FT: newspaper joins rush to charge for the internet the independent
  • Broadcasters study potential of Internet radio inland news today
  • A third of youth would not pay for music online, says EC report radio business report
  • Digg Ads To Begin Testing This Week tech crunch
  • Social broadcasting tool SplashCast to shut down cnet
  • Publicis nears Razorfish acquisition financial times
  • Lamusica.Com to Get a Makeover news blaze
  • Labels pressure Global Gaming for Pirate Bay money cnet
  • Are Cameron and the Tories planning to make you pay for the BBC news website? techdigest
  • New apps bring radio waves to iPhones, iPods san gabriel valley tribune
  • Spotify wants to offer free iPhone app, if Apple lets them mac daily news
  • Sports Radio for iPhone macworld
  • Big label stakes highlight Spotify’s truthiness trouble. This is my truth, tell me yours register
  • New Sony Walkman includes Slacker, Wi-Fi rain
  • Sony Adds New Handheld Digital Recorder radio world
  • Research and Markets: Podcasting: Into the Mainstream – Podcast Downloaders Are Expected To Grow From 9% In 2008 To 17% In 2013. individual.com
  • Google And Bing Updates For Internet Radio infinite dial
  • Twitter DDoS Attack Politically Motivated, says Report industry standard
  • USB Multimedia Key combines TV, radio, mail notification, and file locker geek.com
  • Guide to satellite radio canada.com
  • On demand in command; 51% of young ‘Net users view TV online ars technica

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

  • 9 firings at Montreal’s CJAD radio cbc news
  • CJAD shuffles on-air personalities montreal gazette
  • A New LITE turns on in Halifax Rogers Launches New Radio Station newswire canada
  • Rogers brings new radio sound to Halifax. Rogers Broadcasting will officially launch its newest station, Lite 92.9 news 957

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