Radio and Streaming Media News for Tuesday 08-04-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Cumulus Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 21 percent) yahoo
  • Regent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 14 percent) yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Second Quarter Revenue (down 24%) yahoo
  • Entercom Communications Second Quarter Results (down 18%) yahoo
  • Radio One Rolls Out Posting  mediaweek
  • CLEAR CHANNEL BUYING ITS JUNK ny post
  • Forecast: Ad $ will drop 7.6 percent No rebound until 2011 medialife
  • Employees return to 97.1 FM office building after bomb scare detroit news
  • KOA radio talker ‘Gunny’ Bob Newman resigns denver business journal
  • QWK Rock changes its tune: Station shifts format to conservative talk tmc.net
  • KTLK turns to classic rock for the weekend twin cities
  • Maverick Media announces new format: meet BOB FM 99.9 wqow eau claire
  • Employees return to 97.1 FM after bomb scare detroit news
  • Portland radio personality Michael Bailey dies kgw portland
  • Secret Service investigates radio talk show host Bob Haa (WWJB) tampabay.com
  • Notes From Boot Camp jacobs media
  • WFCO fined $6K for airing ‘commercial-like’ remarks lancaster eagle gazette
  • Sheila E Asks Senate for Performance Royalties On Radio wall street journal
  • NPR Cranks on Elevated Power Testing radio world
  • Are you a Twit? What’s your Social Media IQ? radio business report
  • Laycock quits Radio 2 after “disputes” broadcast now uk
  • Sandilands radio sacking may follow: expert sydney morning herald
  • Changes at the top at Newstalk ZB nzcity
  • 200 more Venezuelan radio stations could be closed knight center for journalism

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cumulus Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 21 percent) yahoo
  • Regent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results (down 14 percent) yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Second Quarter Revenue of $23.6 Million and Diluted EPS of $0.03 (down 24%) yahoo
  • Beasley Revenues Drop Sharply In Q2 radio ink
  • Entercom Communications Corp. Reports Second Quarter Results (down 18%) yahoo
  • Entercom Revenues Down In Q2 radio ink
  • Entercom sees “modest improvement.” inside radio
  • CLEAR CHANNEL BUYING ITS JUNK. As Clear Channel Communications inches ever closer to defaulting on its debt, the company is using its dwindling cash to buy back junk bonds in what some investors say is a shot across the bow to senior lenders sparring with the radio giant. ny post
  • Radio One Rolls Out Posting. Posting, a practice formerly shunned by the radio industry is finally taking hold. mediaweek
  • Struggling to stay on the dial Radio industry — with revenues faltering and staffs cut to the bone — plots survival strategy columbus daily dispatch
  • Western Edge Media owes money, wrapping up affairs. Now defunct Western Edge Media, LLC, was slated to launch radio station Wild 105.7 in Dickinson in February. Due to a lack of funding, that day never came. the dickinson press
  • Radio station changes hands. A Clinton group has agreed to purchase Maryville-based WGAP radio from Horne Radio Group, its president announced. knoxville.biz
  • Forecast: Ad $ will drop 7.6 percent And no rebound until 2011, according to Veronis medialife
  • A Look Ahead at the Money in the Communications Industry ny times
  • Buy Time Warner? Really? cnbc
  • Changing Channels on Ad-Supported Media VSS research says U.S. consumers are spending more time with media they pay for adweek
  • TCA: CBS’ Poltrack Says Online Video Will Drive Second Revenue Source for Broadcast Authentication, premium pricing for Web streams key to new broadcast model broadcasting and cable

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KOA radio talker ‘Gunny’ Bob Newman resigns denver business journal
  • KTLK turns to classic rock for the weekend twin cities
  • KTLK: Rock ‘n’ right? Conservative talk station KTLK-FM startled some listeners last weekend by playing hard rock. Could this herald a format change, especially given that brand-new Personal People Meters show music up and talk down? minn post
  • State College loses long-running rock radio station. QWK Rock, WQWK-FM 103.1, transformed into WRSC 1390 on Sunday night at 12:06 a.m. The station’s last song was “Not Going Away” by Ozzy Osbourne. the daily collegian
  • QWK Rock changes its tune: Station shifts format to conservative talk tmc.net
  • ‘Tommy and Rumble’ host calls it quits WNOR’s Griffiths resigns wavy.com
  • Maverick Media announces new format: meet BOB FM 99.9 wqow eau claire
  • CCR Moves KNRS-AM/Salt Lake City to 105.7 FM radio online
  • Radio: Country still No. 1 Country music remains the genre most listened to on radios in the Topeka market, the spring Arbitron Inc. survey shows. topeka capitol journal
  • STATIC: Inside the dial’s (ratings)nooks and crannies north county times
  • Fall (Arbitron) SIPS Are In The Mail radio ink
  • Arbitron Radio Ratings for: Austin San Antonio Baton Rouge New Orleans Louisville radio daily news
  • Jeff Foxx The New Afternoon Host at 107.5 WBLS urban radio nation
  • Tom McManus featured on new sports radio show the beaches leader
  • New radio show to hype H.S. football at Big Texan amarillo.com
  • Chuck Schwartz moves to downtown. north platte bulletin
  • Cleveland’s Mix 104.1 Joins Titans Radio titans radio
  • Lakers announce new radio team for hockey, basketball the evening news

News & PR

  • Employees return to 97.1 FM office building after bomb scare detroit news
  • Longtime Portland radio personality Mike Bailey dies of leukemia oregon live
  • Portland radio personality Michael Bailey dies kgw portland
  • Secret Service investigates radio talk show host Bob Haa after complaints (WWJB) tampabay.com
  • 15 years and counting for K-100 duo. The popular WKKO-FM (99.9) morning team of Gary Shores and Harvey Steele celebrates its 15-year on-air partnership Tuesday. toledo blade
  • WAGE Radio Goes Off. Leesburg’s WAGE radio has gone off the air, with the station owner citing the poor economic climate as the reason. leesburg today
  • Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, and Eminem – Beef Being Playing out on Twitter and Radio urban radio nation
  • Hollywood’s top-earning talking heads cbc
  • 2009 Conclave Sessions Now Available as MP3 files/CD’s! the conclave
  • Baseball On The Radio: Ads Part Of The Game hartford courant
  • On The Radio: More Advertising Than Baseball hartford courant
  • Can you sell? Win a job in radio 92 PRO-FM, HOT 106 looking for radio salesperson fox providence
  • Radio Stations Air Job Seekers’ Resumés fox 12 oregon
  • New Radio Guide Launches Country Music Radio Guide pr.com
  • Veteran’s Day radio contest the langley fighter

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • No wonder your Morning Show ratings are sinking Yeah, but the morning show names are so catchy. hear 2.0
  • Here’s a Fix for the Music Industry inside music media
  • Notes From Boot Camp jacobs media
  • How To Make Your Station More Repellant infinite dial
  • Radio Free America ny times
  • Will new way of measuring ratings hurt talk radio? deseret news
  • Spanish Talk Radio Debuts in Northern Nevada radio 2020
  • Venezuelans Want Their Radio Enough to Protest For It! radio 2020
  • Watching the towers rust… radio business report
  • Ed Christian – The Mike Kinosian Interview –presented by ASCAP inside radio
  • A Lengthy Rant About Radio defamer
  • Pandora Chooses Katz 360 audio4cast
  • The wretched, venal life of Rev. Ike pittsburgh post gazette
  • Record company exec Danny Goldberg says ‘nothing can be done in the short term’ to rebuild industry profits creative loafing
  • Paul Krassner Publisher of The Realist, 1960s counterculture figure, stand-up comedian, author of Who’s to Say What’s Obscene: Politics, Culture & Comedy in America Today identity theory
  • Americans could lose watchdog media azbiz.com
  • Obama wearing out network welcome radio business report
  • The New Yorker raises a toast to birther nut Michael Savage media matters
  • Hour 1: Broken Record: Once Again, Limbaugh Fearmongers Over Health Bill’s Effect On Elderly media matters
  • ABC Slams Rush’s New Diet: A ‘Quick Fix’ for a ‘Big Guy’ news busters
  • 2009 Ann Coulter, conservative pundits, throw Lou Dobbs under the bus over ‘birthers’ fallout rich lieberman report

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WUFT-FM officially makes switch to talk radio Classical music can now be heard on the station’s HD2 digital signal. gainesville.com
  • NPR Cranks on Elevated Power Testing radio world
  • multimedia organization adds new public radio station north texas enews
  • Fort Collins woman wins national three-minute story contest coloradoan
  • Radio ministry marks 10 years – The First Light Radio Ministry is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting. lewiston sun journal
  • Christian Ministries Break Away from Traditional Media to Reach a Greater Audience tmc.net

Streaming & Tech

  • Audi to Offer Introductory Trial of ‘Sirius Everything’ Package on all Sirius-Equipped Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles yahoo
  • Are you a Twit? What’s your Social Media IQ? radio business report
  • WAMU to get NAB HD multicast award radio business report
  • TargetSpot Announces the Appointment of Eyal Goldwerger as Chief Executive Officer individual.com
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Does YouTube about.com
  • Cell phones? ‘Everyone has them’ Children being given their own cell phones at younger ages chicago sun times
  • Equal Billing: TV/Internet Use High For Old/Young Demos media daily news
  • Advertising and the future of wireless industry standard
  • Alpine releases DPR-RDS1 Factory Radio Interface for iPod, iPhone cnet
  • Play Internet radio in the background macworld
  • Netflix Streams More ABC Hits media daily news
  • Pirate Bay mouthpiece puts a zip on it. BrokeP says it’s ‘time for biological dispersal’ register
  • Netflix set to stream Watch Instantly flicks to iPhone, Wii ars technica
  • Microsoft gunning for Hulu in the UK with MSN Video Player ars technica
  • UK ad authority: Apple can say apps are “only on iPhone” ars technica

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Laycock quits Radio 2 after “disputes” broadcast now uk
  • Radio duo behind wheels for road safety lep.co.uk
  • Tributes to Lancashire broadcasting legend (Keith Macklin) lancashire telegraph
  • Tributes to Red Rose Radio founder lep.co.uk
  • Memorial for broadcasting legend Keith Macklin. A service is to be held at Blackburn Cathedral in memory of the popular sports broadcaster, Keith Macklin. bbc
  • PA sports journalist wins radio bursary prize hold the front page
  • Story of police rap over saucy message is nuts – radio station this is somerset
  • Bath FM holed below the waterline radio today
  • Chris Copsey comes back for more radio today
  • Malcolm Laycock exits Radio 2 radio today
  • Clyde 1 listeners go Ga Ga radio today
  • Radio 2 lights up Blackpool radio today
  • Talk Radio Europe invites listeners to hold Summer Party for Cudeca typically spanish

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Sandilands radio sacking may follow: expert sydney morning herald
  • Outspoken DJs pulled after public outcry iol
  • Sandilands’ fall latest sorry tale in world of shock jocks new zealand herald
  • Radio furore could give Austereo $5m headache: report business spectator
  • Support floods station after fire fraiser coast chronicle
  • FULL TILT – The Talk Show australian stage
  • Workers Radio Sydney 88.9 FM sydney indymedia
  • Changes at the top at Newstalk ZB TRN general manager of talk programming Bill Francis is to scale back his role, to be replaced by Dallas Gurney nzcity
  • Newstalk ZB Talks Seamless Transition voxy nz
  • Astro ups Indian radio stake to 20%, taps growing ad market the edge malaysia
  • ‘Tawau FM on location’ daily express
  • Big FM to be listed as Reliance Media World Ltd exchange4media
  • BAG Films pares losses, TV broadcasting & radio biz up revenues indian television
  • Gyan Vani to add 11 FM adio channels indian television
  • Ecuador Pres: Govt To Take Over ‘Many’ Radio, TV Stations wall street journal
  • Correa: Ecuador to take over radio, TV stations yahoo
  • Venezuela: media under attack. Hugo Chavez has opened new fronts in his assault on independent media, says Daniel Duquenal index on censorship
  • Anti-Chavez TV network attacked in Caracas american thinker
  • 200 more Venezuelan radio stations could be closed knight center for journalism
  • Radio stations forced off the air in Venezuela Critics say Hugo Chavez widening crackdown to silence dissent msnbc
  • The CNB Radio Station Broadcasts on the Streets The radio station closed by the government on Saturday can now be heard on the Internet poder 360
  • Chavez Crackdown Goes From Airwaves to Coffee Beans fox news