Radio and Streaming Media News 9-2-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Radio Firms Beg Lenders for Mercy wall street journal
  • “Prepackaged bankruptcy” is an option, says Citadel’s CEO radio info
  • S&P Gives Clear Channel ‘D’ Credit Rating media daily news
  • US media lose $10bn advertising in first half financial times
  • Clinton Broadcasters Inc. buys radio station WGAP knoxville biz
  • WDYL/Richmond Changes Dial Position, Ups Power radio online
  • Arbitron Suspends Calls to Evacuated Meter-Wearers in L.A. radioworld
  • Stations say they’re ready if fire damages towers oc register
  • Cooler Temps Could Ease L.A.-Area Blazes radioworld
  • Barry Mayo Re-Ups With Radio One radio ink
  • KEYE to air JB & Sandy in morning slot austin business journal
  • “Gen X Radio” Coming To Louisville radio insight
  • KDBN/Dallas In Stunt Mode radio ink
  • Rumors about “Quality Rock 93.3” KDBN radio info
  • Y101/Richmond Moves Down The Dial, Powers Up radio ink
  • WSAU to be heard on AM and FM wausu daily herald
  • DJ Star’s lawsuit against Clear Channel thrown out by judge ny daily news
  • Dallas Radio Station Offers Twitter $1 Million Song of the Day Contest yahoo
  • Emergencies: How Clear Channel Radio Plans to Help about.com
  • US shock talk show host tests boundaries of political debate financial times
  • Internet Radio Company Says Royalty Board Is Unconstitutional law.com
  • KCRW To Launch New Online Music Channel the spacelab
  • Zen X-Fi2 launches as Creative’s first touchscreen MP3 player cnet
  • Global Radio COO to stand down broadcastnow uk
  • Canadian songwriters sue XM Radio ctv

Radio News US: Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • “Gen X Radio” Coming To Louisville radio insight
  • Dallas watches the stunting at 93.3, and the rumors about “Quality Rock 93.3” KDBN radio info
  • Quality Rock 93.3 FM is apparently re-formatting on Friday, September 4th. pegasus news
  • KDBN/Dallas In Stunt Mode radio ink
  • Y101/Richmond Moves Down The Dial, Powers Up radio ink
  • WDYL/Richmond Changes Dial Position, Ups Power radio online
  • Bubba’s Richmond station gets power boost WDYL/Richmond Changes Dial Position, Ups Power best talk radio news
  • KEYE to air JB & Sandy in morning slot austin business journal
  • KEYE To Air Radio Show in Place of Morning Newscast. Austin a.m. programs “essentially the same” broadcasting and cable
  • MEC Network Automates Blazin’ 98.9/San Diego radio online
  • WNBC, in partnership with WRXP, airs ‘NYFM.’ examiner.com
  • WSAU to be heard on AM and FM. In addition to the current 550 AM, the station will broadcast its programming on 99.9 FM on Sept. 9, according to the WSAU Web site. wausu daily herald
  • Barry Mayo Re-Ups With Radio One radio ink
  • Liberal talk show host Ed Schultz is ending his morning show on Lisbon radio station KQLX. kxmc
  • Beane retires from radio, not shy about controversy on his last day news channel 11 lubbock
  • SIRIUS XM Radio To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With Special Music Programming yahoo
  • Arbitron Suspends Calls to Evacuated Meter-Wearers in L.A. radioworld
  • Nguyen Moves Up At DG FastChannel radio ink
  • The Jack Swarbrick Radio Show Makes 2009-10 Debut Saturday und
  • URI switches radio stations for some basketball broadcasts projo
  • Skip Holtz Radio Call-In Show Debuts Tonight ecu pirates
  • WMNF teams with Bull Radio to extend USF’s reach tampa bay online
  • Nats likely to stay with Bonneville on AM and FM washington examiner

News & PR

  • Amid weather change, firefighters express some optimism about Station fire fight [Updated] la times
  • Los Angeles Broadcast, Mobile-Phone Towers Threatened by Fire bloomberg
  • Station fire threatens station towers la times
  • Updated: Threat To Mount Wilson Remains radio ink
  • Broadcasters hope Mt. Wilson survives Station Fire scpr
  • Station Fire Expands, At Least 121,000 Acres kesq
  • Cooler Temps Could Ease L.A.-Area Blazes radioworld
  • Firefighters go on offense atop Mt. Wilson. inside radio
  • Stations say they’re ready if fire damages towers Transmitters on Mt. Wilson provide TV and FM radio signals. oc register
  • DJ Star’s lawsuit against Clear Channel thrown out by judge. Manhattan Federal Judge Peter Leisure ruled that Clear Channel “did not breach the employment agreement” when it took the radio host off the air ny daily news
  • Shannon Burke Returns To Real Radio 104.1. Former radio host Shannon Burke got choked up during Tuesday’s exclusive interview with his former employer, Real Radio 104.1 cf news 13
  • Can you trust an ad done by a talk show personality? Gil Gross quits Parsa over rape case examiner.com/san francisco radio examiner
  • Don Hall speaks out on KZSN firing wichita eagle
  • Pattiz to Be InductedInto Radio Hall of Fame jewish journal
  • 95.5/The Beat staff living together as a stunt, prepping for 10th anniversary bash ajc
  • Beasley Honors Five for Outstanding Achievements radioworld
  • Talentmasters to Hold Talk Show Boot Camp radio online
  • WSB-AM Care-a-thon for AFLAC Cancer Center raises $1.3 million ajc
  • 95-5 WPGC America’s Next Top Jock Winner Announced urban radio nation
  • Dallas Radio Station Offers First Ever Twitter $1 Million Song of the Day Contest yahoo
  • Katrina Anniversary: New Orleans Residents Play Mayor on the Radio bv black spin
  • Emergencies: How Clear Channel Radio Plans to Help about.com
  • Clear Channel Radio Devotes Airtime to Nationwide Emergency Preparedness Campaign through November clear channel
  • Going one on one with media mogul Cathy Hughes bay state banner
  • Metallica Beat AC/DC and Zeppelin Among Radio Listeners antimusic
  • The Zoo Redux (John Rody Mambo’s Webcast) fort worth weekly
  • 24 years ago – Labor Day Weekend – The Buzzard/Baboon War ends! buzzard book
  • get icky! get information on iMedia’s Slam Bang Theater DFW Retro Weekend events September 24 & 26 dallas imedia
  • Hollywood’s Top-Earning Talk Show Hosts forbes
  • 8 powerful painkillers found in DJ AM’s stomach, one in his mouth, autopsy reveals ny daily news
  • Harris Sets the Stage for Steve Harvey radioworld
  • Steve Harvey talks Kmart Layaway Program hv press
  • Wise Versus Kornheiser washingtonian
  • Bayliss Auction Grosses $35,000 radio ink
  • DANNY BONADUCE PLANNING IN-RING RETURN FOR PHILADELPHIA’S PWU pw insider
  • Who will save the Lake Eola fountain? (WTKS 104.1FM Russ Rollins) orlando sentinel
  • Zac Brown Band’s ‘Toes’ challenges radio programmers with lyrics ajc
  • Sprout Marketing Adds 13 New Accounts reuters
  • Hotel Indigo to host radio broadcast Show features football games red and black
  • “Monty” of Sporting News Radio stirs it up with McNabb vs. Vick…. mvn
  • Hawk’s Radio Show Debuts Tonight At Boulder Draft House cubuffs



OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Radio Station’s Twitter Contest Needs Tweeks audio4cast
  • Dumb and Dumber Dumb and Dumber. As musicFIRST releases its “Radio Distortion Handbook,” the NPD Group ironically reports that one-fourth of the music sold in the U.S. is now credited to iTunes. jacobs media
  • The Problem Isn’t Demand, It’s Bandwidth radioworld
  • Waking Up To Radio radio 2020
  • The New Record Album inside music media
  • Music Critic Explains Why The Music Industry Is Better Off Embracing Fans tech dirt
  • When Will America Apologize For The Torture On FM Radio? wonkett
  • Why Social Media Isn’t Living Up to the Hype (Yet) advertising age
  • US shock talk show host tests boundaries of political debate financial times
  • Hugo Chavez Comes to FCC korea times
  • Chavez-like thinker comes to the FCC news chief
  • Free speech and rude awakenings renew america
  • Czarist America jbs.org
  • NPR Ombud: NPR Was Big on Ted Kennedy Stories, But Not on Chappaquiddick newsbusters
  • Books by Liberal and Conservative Talk Radio Hosts about.com
  • Obama attacks free speech in defense of health care plan kpbj
  • The Glenn Beck Phenomenon oregon catalyst
  • Glenn Beck flew over the Cuckoo’s nest or he’s really nuts examiner.com
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT: Glenn Beck gather
  • Glenn Beck Gets Key To Mount Vernon kgmi
  • Mike Huckabee: No More Mr. Nice Guy national ledger
  • Where Next for Lou Dobbs? world business news
  • Lou Dobbs and his hate groupies media matters
  • Jim’s A Free Man, But A Radio Man? (WKBN/570 James A. Traficant) ohio media watch
  • Radio host Boyles’ birther billboards to grace Denver interstate colorado independent
  • Mansion, local radio get ink in former gov’s book state journal register

FCC & Gov

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • AMs on FM Translators Becomes ‘Real’ in October radio world
  • Comes With Music not coming to U.S. in 2009 cnet
  • Sirius XM Onyx radio, PowerConnect accessories hit the FCC engadget
  • Livio Radio Featuring Pandora® Internet Radio Now Available Through Major U.S. Retailers harmony central
  • Sony breathes new life into the clock radio. A new gadget combines the traditional bedside clock with a cell phone dock and charging station infoworld
  • Net radio on the iPhone offers nice alternatives to iTunes, says Ars rain
  • Parrot Intros CD-Less Car Radio twice
  • Toshiba ventures into HD Radio market ee times asia
  • Zen X-Fi2 launches as Creative’s first touchscreen MP3 player cnet
  • Creative Announces the ZEN(R) X-Fi(R)2 – Next Generation Player tmc net
  • Radio Bonnaroo mixonline
  • Social networking sites grab big slice of Web ads reuters
  • Music label video site Vevo in talks with CBS, NBC reuters
  • CRM Gets Sociable adweek
  • MTV prepares for (iterative) home page redesign cnet

Radio News International: Britain/Europe

  • Global Radio COO to stand down. Global Radio chief operating officer Don Thomson is to leave his role at the end of the month to pursue other interests. broadcastnow uk
  • Global Radio hires Mindshare’s business director in client role. Global Radio has lured Mindshare’s business director, Catherine Schrier, away from the agency world mediaweek uk
  • Who’s Radio 1’s best breakfast DJ? Chris Moyles is about to become Radio 1’s longest-serving breakfast host – but is he the best? guardian
  • Radio 1 milestone for Leeds DJ Chris Moyles yorkshire evening post
  • Chris Moyles to hit the road on week-long Radio 1 tour mirror
  • Wire FM keeps Warrington radio licence for another six years crains manchester business
  • Grant’s inks Classic FM deal marketing week
  • Global creates Head of Music radio today
  • Listener becomes a Voice-Over radio today
  • Silk 106.9 takes Dee’s heart radio today
  • Wyre gains co-location approval radio today
  • Radio Prague editor-in-chief explains changes to new-look website radio.cz
  • Sony Music Secures Future Of Germany’s SPV billboard

Canada

  • Canadian songwriters sue XM Radio ctv
  • XM Failed to Pay Royalties, Canadian Musicians Say bloomberg
  • NRJ Radio launches in Montreal mcgill tribune
  • Chiefs hitting the radio airwaves on Team 1040 bc local news
  • CAB Announces LPIF Governance Structure broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Digital radio’s gone to the birds. Two of Brisbane radio’s biggest networks – the ABC and Austereo – are currently offering channels which broadcast nothing but around-the-clock bird noises. couriermail au
  • Shock result for the ABC, but no surprises at The Age the australian
  • PACE says quality of radio, television content has improved channel news asia
  • Singapore TV and Radio Improved with New Programming acn newswire
  • Radio Guru spins English magic times of india
  • Radio Mirchi infuses some more variety in its music line-up exchange4media
  • My FM unveils new campaign across 17 stations indian television
  • News Corp. in Talks for Stake in Saudi Firm wall street journal
  • Metro unlikely to run over radio advertising in Dubai gulf news
  • Guinea bans political debates on radio, TV reuters
  • ‘No-music day’ on Nigeria radio bbc
  • Honduran radio condemns intentional fire in its station peoples daily online