Radio and Streaming Media News 9-4-2009


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Radio Headlines:

  • CBS Corporation to Report 3rd Quarter Results on November 5 pr newswire
  • Entercom 2nd Quarter revenues down, slightly improvement transworld news
  • Satellite radio faces grave iPod challenge canada.com
  • First Listen: WLGX (Gen-X Radio) Louisville infinite dial
  • WDFN adds local sports talk to lineup detroit news
  • In Dallas, KDBN becomes top 40 as i93 – “Today’s Hit Music” radio info
  • 105.5 FM The Fan changes format macon.com
  • KGIL (1260 AM) goes retro san bernardino county sun
  • CBS Radio Debuts New Talker In Charlotte nts online
  • Dr. Laura 18-hour marathon to kick off KFWB oc register
  • KRKO radio towers toppled; ecoterrorism suspected heraldnet
  • Reports: Announcer Harwell has incurable cancer yahoo
  • Massucci’s Take: Will Howard Stern go back to free radio? daily finance
  • WSAU has an axe to grind (HR 848) radio business report
  • NPR Names Schiller SVP of Development prpd
  • WDET-FM appoints program director (Ron Jones) detroit news
  • Nashville Public Radio switches to news and talk tennesssean
  • Christian station J93.3 dumps morning Monk & Kelly atlanta journal constitution
  • The arrival (finally) of Internet radio (Ben Fong-Torres/Radio Waves) sf gate
  • Apple iPod Updates Expected, Jobs Show Uncertain billboard.com
  • Absolute Radio & Spotify partner for ‘Song of the Decade’ campaign mediaweek uk
  • Ken Bruce attacks radio bosses for giving (radio) shows to TV stars guardian


Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • CBS Corporation to Report Third Quarter 2009 Results on Thursday, November 5 pr newswire
  • ETM Entercom Communications Corp. Second Quarter Results Improved. Entercom announced that its second quarter revenues were down, but that was a slightly improvement over first quarter. transworld news
  • Company behind failed N.D. radio station effort declares bankruptcy. Western Edge Media, LLC, backers of a southwest N.D. radio station that never got off the ground, declared bankruptcy this week grand forks herald
  • August Auto Sales Should Give a Sirius Boost to Subscriber Numbers seeking seeking alpha
  • Is Sirius on the Road to Profits? seeking alpha
  • SIRI Sirius XM Radio Inc. Starts the trading day up 3.98% transworldnews
  • Satellite radio faces grave iPod challenge Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. celebrated its first anniversary of service this month, handily beating its subscriber forecasts. But with the rapid rise of the iPod, the satellite radio business faces new risks. canada.com
  • Wall Street Rollercoaster Continues: WMG Booms 13.3 Percent… digital music news
  • Chicago Sun-Times rescue bid near, sources say chicago tribune

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • First Listen: WLGX (Gen-X Radio) Louisville infinite dial
  • CC Launches Gen X Radio on WLGX (100.5) Louisville radio online
  • WLUE/Louisville Flips To “Gen X Radio” fmqb
  • Format change coming for 105.5 FM. Georgia radio listeners who tuned into 105.5 FM “The Fan” expecting to hear sports programming got a surprise Thursday afternoon: The station was broadcasting television show theme songs. macon.com
  • 105.5 FM The Fan changes format macon.com
  • KGIL (1260 AM) goes retro. KGIL (1260 AM) dropped its essentially syndicated talk format at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in favor of a locally programmed music format called Retro 1260 san bernardino county sun
  • Dr. Laura 18-hour marathon to kick off KFWB 980 Talk On the radio: Former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock in running for afternoon talk slot. oc register
  • ESPN Radio may go to FM bullpen sign on san diego
  • WDFN adds local sports talk to lineup detroit news
  • Detroit sports station WDFN brings back local talent mlive
  • WDFN ‘The Fan’ plans to bring back more local programming crain’s detroit business
  • Bone – Quality = Top 40 Radio for 93.3 FM? Quality Rock is not wanted in DFW — 93.3 FM is changing formats again nbc dfw
  • 93.3 KDBN Quality Rock is now Top 40 i93 mike mcguff
  • In Dallas, KDBN becomes top 40 as i93 – “Today’s Hit Music” radio info
  • Tuesday Marks Change For KDND 107.9 “The End” fox 40
  • Talking back: CBS to take on WBT. WBCN will drop sports simulcast for a conservative-talk format that brings nationally syndicated shows. charlotte observer
  • CBS Radio Debuts New Talker In Charlotte nts online
  • CBS to flip WBCN, Charlotte (1660) from sports to talk, taking on WBT radio info
  • Owner of former JoeFM rock/country stations 105.9, 106.9 rushes in to fill ‘void’ Rock returns to local airwaves centredaily penn state news
  • WNNS, WMAY change on-air personnel. Morning hosts Amy Nelson and Bryan Major are no longer with light rock station WNNS-FM 98.7, and afternoon host Mark Thoma is no longer with news-talk station WMAY-AM 970. state journal register
  • AM News Talk Radio Moving to FM. Gap West Broadcasting’s Newsradio 590 and 1240 KID … will also be simulcast on 92 point One FM. kpvi idaho falls
  • Allen Hunt Set For Weekday Launch nts online
  • Talk Media News Notes nts online
  • Red Peters back on Howard 101 best talk radio news
  • Imus radio show moves its TV simulcast to Fox Business Network sf examiner
  • IMUS DEBUT ON FOX SET FOR OCTOBER BUSINESS ‘NET TO DO SIMULCAST ny post
  • Report: KEYE Cutting 5 A.M. News Too Radio stars get another hour on Austin TV broadcasting and cable
  • Radio ratings: Monson, Rush making too much noise? seattle times
  • Local Radio Stations Announce New Talent Lineups. 107.7 The Island announced its new programming lineup to include the return of long-time Morning Man Brian Gallagher nebraska tv
  • ESPN Radio To Broadcast Three High School Football Games chattanoogan
  • Football is in the air again houston chronicle
  • Bronco Radio Network Ready for 2009-10 Season wmu broncos
  • ESPN Radio To Broadcast Three High School Football Games chattanoogan
  • LA TECH ANNOUNCES RADIO NETWORK neworleans.com

News & PR

  • KRKO radio towers toppled; ecoterrorism suspected heraldnet
  • Radio Station Towers Toppled in Washington, Radical Environmental Group Eyed (KRKO) fox news
  • 2 radio towers in Wash. state toppled boston.com
  • 2 Radio Towers Near Snohomish Toppled In Sabotage kiro
  • Eco-Terrorists Fell Sports/Talker’s Towers nts online
  • Reports: Announcer Harwell has incurable cancer yahoo
  • Mount Wilson Stations Breathe Easier radio world
  • Radio personality’s death shakes listeners, station (Sharon Fogaren) south coast today
  • Radio host accused of courtroom taunts (Kurt Muller WCPT) suburban chicago news
  • A War of Words: Why KFMX said uncle in the Bloody Holly name dispute lubbock online
  • Ex-staffer sues WAY-FM, cites fuzzy numbers Complaint alleges station inflated its audience tennessean
  • KGY braces for possible move Northpoint: Station is busy boosting revenue in case port’s plan forces it from waterfront home the olympian
  • D.C. radio host says Md. man with cheating sign a hoax delmarva now
  • Album: Various Artists, Theme Time Radio Hour, Season 2 the independent
  • Carrie Underwood’s new single rushed to radio after Internet leak newsok
  • Prager to speak in Houston, Sept. 14 jewish herald voice
  • Country Radio Broadcasters taps finance-guru Dave Ramsey as CRS speaker examiner.com
  • 98.7 Kiss FM’s Raqiyah Mays Hosts Ladies 1st Thurdays examiner.com ny radio examiner
  • J. P. Skelly found his niche in Mitchell examiner.com
  • Ross McGowan Signing Off “Mornings On Two” ktvu san francisco
  • Premiere Radio’s Fox Sports Radio and Fox 11 Partner To Give 570 Foster Children a Dodgers Experience clear channel
  • Hawaii station picks up Chinese state-run radio honolulu star bulletin
  • Announcing Lobo opener a welcome challenge (Scott Galetti) daily lobo




OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Massucci’s Take: Will Howard Stern go back to free radio? daily finance
  • The Power of Radio People inside music media
  • A Labor Of Love Multitasking jacobs media
  • This Is Protectionism at Its Worst radioworld
  • Talk Radio Set to Morph Talk industry expert Michael Harrison reveals how Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and a merry band of other top radio hosts will find a new platform on “media stations.” newsmax
  • We Finally Have A Feel-Good Story… mel phillips
  • Want to Change the Media? Be a Lobbyist huffington post
  • Learn to Leverage the Radio alibaba
  • What Does Broadcast News Do Right? ny times
  • The answers are on the air There is much that the human resources management profession could learn from FM radio stations live mint
  • Don’t Let Unemployment Slow You Down 7 Tips for Keeping Up Your Momentum in a Difficult Job Market advertising age
  • Don Imus will inherit a comically small audience on Fox Business Network media matters
  • Now on the air: Talk Radio Watch! WND keeps you up-to-date on Rush, Beck, all your favorites wnd
  • Time to change the locks? Glenn Beck to receive “key to the city” in Mount Vernon, WA media matters
  • Mount Vernon Mayor declares “Glenn Beck Day” reclaim the media
  • Radio free Rush review messenger
  • Savage Invited To Speak In UK radio ink
  • Deeds uses radio, Internet to attack McDonnell on thesis richmond times dispatch
  • Media Mayhem: Emergency surgery A botched message on health insurance reform offers lessons in the effort to sell climate change legislation. mother nature network
  • Radio Spot Voiced By Mayor Under Fire Spot Claims Station Has Politicians In Its Back Pocket theindychannel

FCC & Gov

  • WSAU has an axe to grind (HR 848) radio business report
  • Radio Royalty Debate Catches Attention Of Activists hiphopdx
  • Mark Lloyd – the Federal Communication Commission’s Chief Diversity Officer about.com
  • Russian Radio Station Wants Pirate Shut Down courthouse news
  • Copyright Royalty Board Challenged as Unconstitutional radio 2020
  • FCC’s new commissioners to attend NAB Radio Show. inside radio
  • FCC Has A Fine Day radio ink
  • WFUV NEW YORK GETS FCC APPROVAL FOR LOWER MANHATTAN/BROOKLYN BOOSTER ANTENNA tripplearadio
  • FCC yet to issue decision on NMC’s radio station transfer saipan tribune
  • FCC Daily Digest (friday) FCC
  • FCC Daily Digest (thursday) FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Names Schiller (No, Not THAT Schiller) SVP of Development prpd
  • WDET-FM appoints program director, launches open mic show detroit news
  • WDET-FM names new program director the south end
  • WDET Names Ron Jones PD prpd
  • Classical music is No. 1! With some caveats… L.A. classical music outlet KUSC-FM (91.5) had the largest audience of any public radio station in the country last spring. la times
  • Classical KUSC Gets Top Ranking la downtown news
  • WPLN to adopt daytime talk format nashville business journal
  • Nashville public station WPLN replaces daytime music with news, starting Tuesday whnt 19
  • Nashville Public Radio switches to news and talk, drops classical music, during the day tennesssean
  • KPBS gets $2.5 million from Qualcomm founder sign on san diego
  • Radio station trims jobs after state cuts. Radio station WNCW-FM is cutting three jobs from its payroll as part of a reorganization to cope with state budget cuts. ashville citizen times
  • Professor requests classical music’s return to radio thenews.org
  • Friends of WLIU Ready to Bid for Station sag harbor express
  • Support For WLIUPrompts Involvement From Thiele And LaValle hamptons.com
  • ROBERTSON EXITS, OLSEN NEW AAA CONTACT FOR PUBLIC RADIO EAST E. NORTH CAROLINA tripplearadio
  • Concert benefits KAFM radio gjsentinel
  • Off Hours: Radio reunion brings back airtime nostalgia press banner
  • WJRH gets facelife the lafayette
  • KMST’s annual membership picnic to be held Sept. 18 missouri s&t
  • Negotiations Toward Sale Of KFUO-FM webster kirkwood times
  • Christian station J93.3 dumps morning show Monk & Kelly atlanta journal constitution
  • WTAL radio host starts new program talahassee.com
  • Immaculate Heart Radio AM 1010 is on the air Bishop John C. Wester throws the switch to turn on 50,000 watts of Catholic radio intermountain catholic
  • Christian station hopes for 2012 start pennlive

Streaming & Tech

  • The arrival (finally) of Internet radio (Ben Fong-Torres/Radio Waves) sf gate
  • Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh anti music
  • RadioTime: A Guide to Internet Radio Stations audio4cast
  • Car Radio: Ditching the CD Player, Keeping Radio radio 2020
  • Digital radio tuner for DAB and FM signals integrates fast RSSI function mwee
  • Juicy Development offers Talk Radio app for Android androidcommunity
  • Frontier Silicon Launches the World`s First DMB-Radio Profile One Compliant Tuner reuters
  • Apple iPod Updates Expected, Jobs Show Uncertain billboard.com
  • Comes With Music aims for Spotify Why pay? register
  • Do-It-Yourself DJ radioworld


Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Absolute Radio and Spotify partner for ‘Song of the Decade’ campaign mediaweek uk
  • Presenter Jo Whiley set to leave Radio 1 on high note the herald
  • Impresario who never likes to play second fiddle Ralph Bernard, the recently installed chief executive of the Royal Albert Hall, hopes to adapt the Proms model for other prestige events. telegraph
  • Robbie Goes To Radio In Europe billboard
  • Former radio presenter Pamela Reed dies in fall at French home Pamela Reed, a former radio presenter, has died after falling at her holiday home in the French Alps as she arranged flowers. telegraph
  • Ken Bruce attacks radio bosses for giving shows to TV stars Radio 2 DJ Ken Bruce claims radio managers have ‘lost their gifts as talent spotters’ guardian
  • Radio 2 DJs walk the Wall hexham courant
  • Play boss calls it quits Managing Director of Play Radio in Southampton and Winchester David Harber has resigned from the board radio today
  • Lite connects to Kettering Kettering and Corby’s Connect FM and Peterborough’s Lite FM have been given Ofcom approval to share all programmes outside of breakfast. radio today
  • Former Radio 4 presenter dies A founding staff member of BBC Radio Sheffield, and former Radio 4 presenter Pamela Reed has died after a fall. radio today
  • Smooth Radio hires Waterman GMG’s Smooth Radio network has signed record producer Pete Waterman to host a new weekly show. radio today
  • The Media Week podcast – Outdoor revolution, Mars review, 3D TV, Murdoch, The Independent mediaweek uk

Canada

  • CHBC announces yet another round of production layoffs bc local news
  • CRTC Approves Sale of CKPC, Brantford, to Evanov Communicaitons broadcaster
  • Zoomer Radio launches site with retro vibe media in canada
  • Porter Airlines takes off to #1: Media Monitors radio rankings Aug 24 – 30 media in canada

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