Radio and Streaming Media News for 8-5-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Sirius XM Radio’s 2Q loss widens to $157.4 million, matches expectations fox 8
  • Radio One, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results (down 16% over yr) yahoo
  • Cumulus Media profit dips to $14M atlanta business chronicle
  • Cumulus Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 21% on year) yahoo
  • Entravision Communications Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 23% over year) pr newswire
  • Entravision Revenues Dip In Q2 radio ink
  • Regent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 14%) yahoo
  • Regent continues to struggle cincinnati.com
  • WGNA owner reports sales, profit decline. Regent Communications Inc. reported a decline in second quarter revenue and income. albany business review
  • Clear Channel to consolidate in East Loop. Troubled media giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. is consolidating its Chicago offices to an East Loop tower in a cost-cutting move. chicago business
  • Beasley radio hits bottom, president says Broadcasting company’s ad revenue low in SW Fla. fort myers news press
  • Profits drop sharply for Beasley Broadcast las vegas revue journal
  • Beasley Broadcast Group reports profit in tough second quarter naples news
  • Beasley blames PPM for down revenues. inside radio
  • Closed Deal: WideOrbit Acquires Google Radio Assets tech crunch
  • Google sells radio assets in latest sign of failed offline ad strategy digital beat
  • WideOrbit Acquires Google Radio Automation yahoo finance
  • WideOrbit buys Google radio business WideOrbit buys Google’s abandoned radio advertising business for undisclosed sum yahoo
  • Westwood One to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results in Teleconference Call on Monday, August 10, 2009 pr newswire
  • Q2 Radio Revenue Roundup fmqb
  • Earnings Preview: Sirius XM Radio 22 comments seeking alpha
  • Fading Signal: Entercom, Beasley 2Q Revs Fall media daily news
  • Sirius Soars Ahead Of Earnings: Shares Up 14% Today yahoo
  • Sirius XM Radio: Another Cash-for-Clunkers winner? tfn
  • Sirius XM shares up as cars, iPhone fuel optimism reuters
  • Sirius XM Looking Up multichannel
  • Satwaves.com Announces Unprecedented Coverage of the Q2 2009 SIRI Conference Call satwaves
  • News Corp results to show 30% profit hit the age
  • TargetSpot Names Eyal Goldwerger CEO mediaweek
  • Sinclair Broadcast Revenue Slips 19% Ad-supported media on ice until mid 2010 broadcasting and cable
  • Wait is over for Waitt/NRG cluster radio business report
  • WAGE Radio Goes Off The Air. Leesburg’s WAGE radio has gone off the air, with the station owner citing the poor economic climate as the reason. leesburg today
  • Radio station changes hands. A Clinton group has agreed to purchase Maryville-based WGAP radio from Horne Radio Group, its president announced. knoxville biz
  • VSS sees communications growth ahead – but not for everyone radio business report
  • Grim Employment Picture for Communication Grads journalism.org
  • DivX, Inc. Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript seeking alpha
  • Getaroom.com Launches $10 Million Advertising Campaign Founders Create and Direct TV Spots, Radio Ads and Print Campaign pr newswire

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Wild 98.7, Smooth Jazz 94.1 switching places on your dial tampa bay times soundckeck
  • Four Jacksonville radio stations change formats (WJSJ, WFJO, WJXL & WHJX) jacksonville.com
  • Mark Medina Adds KNIX/Phoenix Programming Duties radio online
  • Kim Johnson Exits WZAK-WENZ/Cleveland as PD radio online
  • Steve Harvey Moning Show Returning To Los Angeles Radio On KJLH 102.3 post chronicle
  • Why are mid-day radio hosts almost always female and afternoon jocks men? access atlanta
  • The Upstart Sports-Talk Station Is Making Some Strides. Pending one last final approval from the FCC, come some time next month, the station should be broadcasting a booming 15,000-watt signal from Katy that will cover the entire city. houston press
  • Station switches formats. Forever Broadcasting’s WQWK-FM at 103.1 switched gears to a new format – news talk radio. altoona mirror
  • Globe-EEI truce: what’s the backstory? Today in the Herald, Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa suggest that the Globe’s decision to allow its sportswriters to appear on WEEI-AM has something to do with Tony Massarotti’s imminent departure for the new WBZ-FM boston phoenix
  • Media truce: The Boston Globe’s sports writers are allowed back on WEEI’s airwaves boston radio watch
  • Tommy Griffiths Leaves WNOR-FM’s ‘Tommy and Rumble’ daily press
  • Dan Patrick brings radio to TV tv squad
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: Raleigh-Durham Memphis Jacksonville Richmond Greensboro-Winston Salem radio daily news
  • Case of missing eBay PPMs solved. inside radio
  • Cable, radio put health care on top radio business report
  • ACE FREHLEY To Guest On ‘Hard Rock Nights’ – Aug. 5, 2009 blabbermouth
  • Fight_Net Radio Passes on Deals with Sirius/XM, ESPN, and Clear… topix
  • Chattanooga State Motorsports Radio Returns Wednesday on 102.3FM whowon

News & PR

  • Conservative radio host questioned Secret Service investigating alleged threats my fox tampa bay
  • Talk show host says he didn’t make threats against Obama abc action news
  • Radio station’s owner charged in teen-sex case (Doug Wilhite WELE) orlando sentinel
  • Radio-station owner pleads not guilty to sex charges (Doug Wilhite WELE) orlando sentinel
  • Arrest in Detroit death threats. inside radio
  • Dr Boyce: Jasmine Sanders Makes it Big in NYC Radio black voices
  • Jasmine Sanders – WBLS’ Midday Queen Profiled urban radio nation
  • NAB Ad Highlights Music Airplay/Sales Relationship radio online
  • Come back for Dallas gun buyback (radio sponsors) dallas morning news
  • John A. (Junior) Gotti pleads not guilty to indictment that could have meant death penalty (Silwa) ny daily news
  • ‘Great matriarch’ of Maui Publishing (Radio) dies the maui news
  • Early bluegrass musician and radio DJ Bill Reid dies He and his former wife had a radio show in Farmville and recorded for Columbia Records. ronaoke times
  • It’s always clear skies with Malibu rum radio adfreak
  • “Get Your Island On” with radio Maliboom Boom radio business report
  • Nursing facility residents return to radio days the sentinel
  • Paula Abdul quits “American Idol” yahoo
  • Ryan Seacrest ‘Bummed’ About Paula Abdul Leaving Idol people
  • Bison football coach Bohl, Fargo radio announcer engaged grand forks herald
  • Veteran’s Day radio contest langley fighter

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Obama, throw a lifeline to black and Hispanic radio ny daily news
  • Is Radio Entering A New Network Era? radio ink tank
  • Radio, E-Riches can be yours! hear 2.0
  • Radio Shack’s Shocker inside music media
  • Radio: Shack attack gorman media
  • The Shack Minus The Radio infinite dial
  • Digital Drinking jacobs media
  • What’s Playing on Your Radio – DJ Drama Talks About the Hip Hop Game Is this what radio listeners want to hear? Thoughts on radio content. urban radio nation
  • You’re doing it wrong james cridland
  • Are You Dotting Your I’s And Crossing Your T’s? nts online
  • Record executive: Radio should pay By Katherine Landergan correspondent. Music-based radio stations and the artists they play have a symbiotic relationship — they rely on each other. newbury port news
  • Salem Collects A Million Signatures On Health Care Petition radio ink
  • One Million Americans – and Counting – Come Out Against President Obama’s Health Care Plan pr newswire
  • Give Us Something to Talk About breckenridge american
  • Most Claim to Be Unswayed by Celebrities in Ads adweek
  • Groups Take Health-Reform Debate to Airwaves $52 Million Has Been Spent So Far on Ads in What Could Be Record-Shattering Battle washington post
  • Glenn Beck to birthers: Focus on Communists instead the vote blog
  • Lou Dobbs to Fox News? “birthers” fallout heats up media speculation sf gate
  • With freedom of speech comes freedom of responsibility camp verdeburg online
  • To Clear Channel, Sarah Palin is No Rush Limbaugh the moons favors
  • Henry Louis Gates talks to Tom Joyner urban radio nation
  • Radio ads target Matheson. New radio ads start today, criticizing Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and fellow Blue Dog Democrats who voted against a health care reform bill last week. the spectrum utah
  • WIND’s Cisco Cotto Contemplating Senate Run associated content
  • The Message Is the Message Barack Obama’s ubiquitous appearances as professor-in-chief, preacher-in-chief, father-in-chief, may turn out to be the most salient feature of his presidency. ny times mag
  • Rant Rahm Emanuel Gets a Beat Down rant rave
  • WH uses Web to fight misleading health care effort (Drudge) yahoo

FCC & Legal/Gov

  • Minority Broadcasters to Meet With Obama Administration Officials Thursday Will make case for emergency economic stimulus broadcasting and cable
  • UPDATE: Senators Hear Plea For Radio Performance Royalties wall street journal
  • Radio royalties at stake Sheila E. goes to Capitol Hill to talk artist’s rights variety
  • Class Warfare On The Airwaves Jerry Bowyer, 08.04.09, 02:00 PM EDT Using royalties to reward NPR and punish others. forbes
  • Newberry: Performance Fee ‘Will Upend Local Radio Broadcasting’ radio ink
  • Steve Newberry Testifies Before Senate Committee radio online
  • Al Franken joins the royalty debate. inside radio
  • PRA fray day in Judiciary radio business report
  • Emotions Run High At Senate Royalty Hearing… mel phillips
  • Senators press radio for royalties Industry fights pay to performers tennessean
  • Legislation Worries Vt. Radio Stations wcax burlington
  • hearing on Performance rights act heated on both sides. to the center
  • Royalty standard could land broadcast radio in same boat as Net radio rain
  • Demand for FM translators bolstered by FCC rules change smart brief
  • FTC May Ease Anti-Trust Laws to Save News Exclusive: Feds prepare inquiry into endangered news business. the wrap
  • Cromwell, CC Settle ‘Party’ Suit radio ink
  • Broadband Is This Generation’s Highway System, FCC Chief Says wired
  • Genachowski Announces Senior Broadband Development Staffers Team includes Pew researcher and investment bank execs broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • New PD at WEKU prpd
  • NPR features local Rio Grande kayakers the monitor
  • WUFT GOes All-News prpd
  • Jones College Radio’s manager a believer in easy listening Ken Jones stays true to format at Jones College Radio jacksonville.com
  • 4th Annual WFMT Midnight Special Folk Festival chitown radio
  • Sunnyside radio to hit airwaves tmcnet
  • Local Radio Station Nominated for National Award (KLRC) nwa online
  • Religion 101: What Christian radio stations can be heard in Allentown? examiner.com

Streaming & Tech

  • Online ad revenue continues to drop, says IDC industry standard
  • Insignia’s hand-held player unlikely to boost HD Radio’s popularity la times
  • What does Spotify’s funding say about freemium music fortunes? guardian
  • CBS “Eyes” Authentication as New Revenue Stream new tee vee
  • Some tweets now of out bounds at ESPN cnet
  • Interactive Mobile: Good Vibes Patented radio 2020
  • They’re Hoping for a Net Gain. Internet radio receivers are making the move from niche novelty to mainstream product. radio world
  • FT editor spells out how the industry can charge for content brand republic
  • Can Free Web Applications Lead To Revenue? npr
  • Xbox LIVE Summer Update Detailed electronic theatre
  • Live365 Now Available on Reciva Internet Radios about.com
  • Mobile Internet Hot Spots: Hot or Not? ny times
  • iLike revamps iPhone concert app, launches artist app program cnet
  • The iPhone Is Getting Easier to Dislike washington post
  • EMI Pan-European Deal For Napster Luxembourg billboard
  • Google’s ‘neutral’ ad tool escapes fraud liability, says US court. Keyword suggestions not a form of evil register
  • Online retailers point to new phase for Facebook financial times
  • Chameleon Radio sings in shower ubergizmo
  • Darth Vader Clock Radio wired
  • ubroadcast’s Redesigned ubroadcast.com Garners First Subscriber Revenues, Company’s “BriteVoice(TM)” Voice Network Division Reports Record Monthly Revenues yahoo

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • RAJAR – Q2 2009 rajar today
  • Ed Vaizey just doesn’t get Radio 1. The Tory minister for culture, Ed Vaizey, says Radio 1 should be sold off. It’s the perennial cry of those establishment fuddy-duddies who think teen culture is inferior – or, worse, nonexistent guardian
  • Terence Blacker: It’s all too easy to gang up on Radio 1 independent
  • Company behind radio station in administration. The company that owns Bath FM has gone into administration, plunging the station’s future into doubt. this is bath
  • Local radio stations under threat. South West Radio Ltd bought the radio stations in 2008. Three Somerset radio stations face potential closure after their parent company went into administration. bbc
  • The Media Week – GMG, Trinity Mirror, BSkyB and Dawson mediaweek uk
  • DAB Radios are still as Popular as ever audio news
  • BBC: David Taviner appointed Series Editor of Songs Of Praise individual.com
  • McNamee and Boswell team up radio today
  • Nick Ferrari takes to the sky radio today
  • Labour Court rejects DJ’s claim he got no pay rise over 10 years irish times
  • Finuge celebrates the life of Sean McCarthy kerryman ie
  • Number of Online Radios Grows Rapidly – Currently About 2,000 in Germany Finds Goldmedia GmbH newswire today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Digital Radio Gets An Official Launch Tomorrow gizmodo au
  • Digital radio push steps up trading room
  • Guest post: Digital radio has big potential for advertisers mumbrella
  • Oh Jackie: this time the bombshell goes off for the blonde sydney morning herald
  • Freed journalists Laura Ling, Euna Lee reunite with families in California after North Korea pardon ny daily news
  • Mob member loses appeal over media coverage otago daily times
  • Sunny Deol slaps legal notice on Big FM radio and music
  • Free radios to perk up India’s “untouchables” yahoo
  • To raise Rs 100cr for print, radio biz: Mid-Day money control india
  • Talk radio to the rescue? Douglasdale police are searching for a man who beat his ex-girlfriend after a frantic call to Talk Radio 702 on Tuesday afternoon. ia africa
  • Alfa installs 126 new radio stations ame info
  • Algoa FM wins radio challenge screen africa
  • Uganda bans sangoma ads over human sacrifice journalism.co.za
  • Correa: Ecuador to take over radio, TV stations Ecuador announces plans to take back radio, TV frequencies after similar measure in Venezuela yahoo finance
  • Radio Stations Going Silent in Venezuela, Ecuador catholic online
  • The Big Question: Is Hugo Chavez guilty of wielding excessive power in Venezuela? independent
  • Venezuelan Government Arrests Suspect in Attack on Globovision Television Station venezuelan analysis