Radio and Streaming Media News for 8-31-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Fire threatens L.A. transmitters Fire retardant spread around Mt. Wilson variety
  • Clear Channel Completion of Subsidiary’s Tender Offer businesswire
  • Disney Buys Marvel for $4 Billion washington post
  • Emmis keeps radio’s local voice thriving indystar
  • Casey McCabe gives KAMP-FM a lift la times
  • The great divide in Seattle’s radio-listening habits seattle times
  • Morning drive’s making a turn WBAL unveils new format baltimore sun
  • WNBC Launches Radio Show mediaweek
  • Two Syracuse radio stations switch to country within hours syracuse.com
  • Pat Ryan Appointed General Manager of Salem Media of Boston pr canada
  • Syndication One Names Myers Director of Operations radio online
  • Cumulus Elevates Joe Kelly to Huntsville Ops Mgr. radio onine
  • Paid-programming format spreading arizona starnet
  • CBS Radio News reporter moved to Germany after injury in Afghanistan ny daily news
  • DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment billboard
  • Is AM Radio Still Relevant? radio world
  • What the Blazes? No KFWB Out There Eating Smoke la times
  • Radio CPs moving between non-profits radio business report
  • Digimarc claims Arbitron is illegally using its technology portland business journal
  • Sirius XM Introduces iPod, iPhone-Controlled Sat Rad radio world
  • Simon Dee, television and radio star of 1960s, dies times online
  • BBC defends £250,000-plus pay of Radio 2 ‘Sachsgate’ chief guardian
  • BBM Canada Announces the Launch of PPM TV/Radio Panel broadcaster
  • Pay freeze tipped as Radio NZ slashes costs new zealand herald
  • RAM Rambling: Radio Mirchi continues its lead in Mumbai exchange4media


Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Emmis keeps radio’s local voice thriving Emmis keys on staying vital in changing digital world indystar
  • Casey McCabe gives KAMP-FM a lift The Top 40 station is first in weeknight ratings in the L.A.-Orange County market. la times
  • Arbitron now uses meter to measure radio listening Given the bombast still heard on the airwaves, and how many spoken-word stations are found on the AM dial, it might appear that it’s still dominant. But it’s gone, gone, gone from the top rankings compiled by Arbitron. seattle times
  • The great divide in Seattle’s radio-listening habits Well, you always knew, didn’t you, that there is ultraliberal, hipster, rather-brunch-on-a-Sunday-than-attend-church Seattle … and then there is how life is viewed by much of the rest of Puget Sound. Here’s what both are tuning into. seattle times
  • Can’t find Patchin? KXLY anchor now talks sports on radio (Spokane Radio Ratings) spokesman
  • WRXP Morning Show Teams With WNBC-TV fmqb
  • Morning drive’s making a turn WBAL unveils new format beginning on Monday baltimore sun
  • Cumulus Elevates Joe Kelly to Huntsville Ops Mgr. radio onine
  • Syndication One Names Myers Director of Operations radio online
  • Two Syracuse radio stations switch to country within hours of each other syracuse.com
  • More Country In Syracuse radio insight
  • Wolf Howling Into Syracuse radio insight
  • New twist in Syracuse country war – Urban AC “Power” is back on 106.9 radio info
  • WNBC Launches Radio Show. As part of WNBC-TV’s new lifestyle approach to programming, the New York NBC flagship will launch this Saturday (Aug. 29) a weekly radio show on WRXP-FM, Emmis Communications’ Rock station. mediaweek
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: August 27 Greenville-New Bern Huntsville Albuquerque Colorado Springs West Palm Beach Bakersfield radio daily news
  • Waves noted at San Diego radio stations. Longtime San Diego radio show personalities Jeff and Jer were off the air last week after having abruptly left Star 94.1 amid stalled contract negotiations. my valley news
  • Pat Ryan Appointed General Manager of Salem Media of Boston pr canada
  • On the Move: Charese Fruge of San Diego has been named program director for KZZO-FM, CBS Radio Sacramento. She will continue her duties programming KSCF “Sophie 103.7” in San Diego and KMXB “Mix 94.1” in Las Vegas. sacbee
  • Paid-programming format spreading arizona starnet
  • A sneak peek at WBAL Radio’s new morning show baltimore sun
  • Radio veteran Joe Catalano is back in Quincy, this time on cable TV patriot ledger
  • Media Matters: WAVV shores up top radio ranking fort myers news press
  • NFL Network adds Michael Irvin to roster newsday
  • Rick Stockstill LIVE radio show debuts Monday mt goblue
  • Salem Media Of New York Welcomes Syracuse Sports fox sports

News & PR

  • Station Fire Doubles in Size Overnight Thousands evacuated in Los Angeles County. my fox detroit
  • Fire threatens L.A. transmitters Fire retardant spread around Mt. Wilson variety
  • Mt. Wilson Road is now closed, leading up to the antenna farm above Los Angeles radio info
  • California fire near LA: Two firefighters die in a blaze that threatens thousands examiner.com
  • Station Fire grows, threatens communications towers, observatory at Mt. Wilson seal beach daily
  • Mount Wilson TV, radio towers in danger abclocal kabc
  • TV, cellphone signals from Mt. Wilson at risk Observatory’s home is also a major communications hub. la times
  • CBS Radio News reporter moved to Germany after injury in Afghanistan ny daily news
  • CBS radio reporter wounded in Afghanistan flown to Germany for additional treatment sf examiner
  • CBS Radio News reporter Cami McCormick injured by IED blast while on assignment in Afghanistan ny daily news
  • San Antonio’s Local 782 Organizes for Media Empowerment Anne Elizabeth Moore reports on independent musicians and media makers organizing right in Clear Channel’s own backyard mediageek
  • Stations urging listeners to save free radio radio business report
  • WINER CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AT WXRT CHICAGO tripplearadio
  • WKRP’s in Cincinnati, but it’s not easy to find cincinnati.com
  • DJ AM Found Dead In N.Y. Death leaves question mark on MTV reality series broadcasting and cable
  • DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment billboard
  • Off the air: Inmate work crew cuts the cord on Destin’s Beach Radio nwf daily news
  • Jim Philips to interview Shannon Burke best talk radio news
  • Black Radio Has Great Value Especially the Urban AC Format urban radio nation
  • Radio station brings up-and-coming artists to the students reflector
  • Union radio earns STAR awards (WBCU) go upstate
  • New Oklahoma City Radio Station Seeks Local Music for Airplay pr.com
  • Radio campaign launched to help promote La Quinta businesses my desert
  • Eighth Anniversary of Syndicated Wine Radio Show from Las Vegas pr.com
  • McDonald returns to local airwaves daily progress
  • Vail Valley radio station moving down the dial (KSKE) vail daily
  • Media services company finds target audience for clients democrat and chronicle
  • Spanish-language radio station raises $214,000 for St. Jude commercial appeal
  • VoiceGalaxy Productions Does All The Talking individual.com
  • Stern gets fresh with Binaca drug store news
  • Bob Dylan Considers Lending Voice to GPS paste
  • Beck Bags Big Cable Numbers nts online
  • Parker: Monday morning radio QB-ing by Elway denver post
  • Rochester Red Wings radio men have major aspirations. This is the second of a two-part series focusing on Red Wings broadcasters through the years. democrat and chronicle
  • Blind broadcaster Oliu sees with his baseball expertise statesman

OP/ED, Political & Feature




FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • South Florida radio show celebrates everything ‘Under the Sun’ miami herald
  • Jeff Korbelik: KZUM seeks stability in time of change journal star
  • Economy hits KRWG Radio station cuts jobs as it struggles to keep up the round up
  • Radio Revival: WATO Back On wbir
  • Space will follow WMFE’s Duggins. Pat Duggins is taking a job in Alabama and leaving his post as senior news analyst at WMFE 90.7-FM in Orlando, but space won’t leave him. florida today
  • Tampa Community FM Will Carry USF Station on Its HD2 radioworld
  • Pat Robertson, 79, on mend after heart surgery miami herald
  • Radio Rog’s airwave comes in. The Federal Communications Commission last week approved Parmenter’s construction permit, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, for a community radio station. amestrib
  • UU radio shows broadcast liberal religious message uu world

Streaming & Tech

  • SIRIUS XM Radio to Introduce Skydock for iPhone about.com
  • SIRIUS XM Skydock Turns iPhone into Satellite Radio newsfactor
  • Sirius XM Introduces iPod, iPhone-Controlled Sat Rad radio world
  • Sirius’ nifty new home satellite radio tuner cnet
  • Sirius XM Announces SR-H2000 sirius buzz
  • Social Media is the new Punk Rock hear 2.0
  • Apple approves Spotify iPhone app; “5 million songs in your pocket” rain
  • Webinars: IP Audio radio magazine
  • Streaming Music That’s Out of This World audio4cast
  • mp3’s Impact on the Music Industry audio4cast
  • A Delicious List of Websites audio4cast
  • Coming Soon to Your iPhone: Major League Baseball for a Dollar a Game all things digital
  • As Internet turns 40, barriers threaten its growth yahoo tech
  • Spotify, DRM and the celestial jukebox register
  • UK Music secret data: ‘Young people will pay for downloads’ register
  • Senate Bill Gives President Control Over Internet in Emergency media bistro


Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Simon Dee, television and radio star of 1960s, dies times online
  • The real Austin Powers: Chatshow legend Simon Dee dies at 74 mirror
  • Simon Dee, the first chat show star who fell from grace, dies aged 74 telegraph
  • Simon Dee Simon Dee, who died on August 30 aged 74, was arguably British television’s first superstar telegraph
  • BBC defends £250,000-plus pay of Radio 2 ‘Sachsgate’ chief Corporation paid Lesley Douglas up to £90,000 more than other national station controllers, FoI request reveals guardian
  • Pre-rock Radio 2 guardian
  • Sir John Tusa to host archive-based series about 1989 on Radio 4 Fall of Berlin Wall, Madchester and end of Thatcher era to feature in 1989: Day by Day guardian
  • Flesh And Blood Elisabeth Mahoney is impressed by filmmaker Gillies Mackinnon’s compelling radio drama debut guardian
  • Community radio fight goes on. VOLUNTEERS axed from Tynedale’s community radio station hope to create an independent station to cater for all of the district’s tastes. hexham courant
  • New Huntingdon Radio station searches for friends hunts post
  • Glastonbury challenges decision radio today
  • Jazz FM makes it to number 1 radio today
  • Neal Veglio has it licked radio today
  • First voice on Caroline dies at 74 radio today
  • Radio unites to sound value to advertisers marketing.ie
  • At the NAB European Radio Conference james cridland

Canada

  • BBM Canada Launches World’s Largest Combined TV and Radio Media Measurement Panel Using Arbitron Portable People Meter(TM) Technology pr newswire
  • BBM Canada Announces the Launch of PPM TV/Radio Panel broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Pay freeze tipped as Radio NZ slashes costs new zealand herald
  • The man who eats guests for Breakfast the dominion post
  • Government to issue radio licences in October zw news
  • Radio Point: Mirchi leads in 3 RAM cities in Week 33 television point
  • RAM Rambling: Radio Mirchi continues its lead in Mumbai exchange4media
  • Radio City 91.1 FM celebrates Eco-friendly Ganesh festival radio and music
  • Media Monday: Private Radio Broadcasters to broadcast news! india business blog
  • Private FM Channels to be allowed to broadcast News from Agencies breaking news online
  • Pakistan’s Military Wins Swat Valley Radio War npr
  • Radio VOV launches East Sea broadcasting services vietnam net
  • Alcover reacts to hint to ban radio blocktimers during elections phil star
  • Change of tune at Kameme as Rose Kimotho bows out business daily africa
  • Alfa installs 132 new radio stations ame info
  • Young gospel artiste bemoans lack of radio air play post zambia
  • I’ve always wanted to educate and entertain people – Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi vanguard ngr
  • Arrest of suspected killer: minister suspects foul play joy online
  • DJ Chilli Spices Up ZTV individual.com
  • Christian ministry in Ecuador accelerates outreach strategy mnnonline