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Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News 02-25-09


Radio Headlines:

  • Earnings: Liberty Media’s Interactive Revenues Drop 4 Percent – yahoo
  • Arbitron Announces Executive Shakeup – media buyer planner
  • Politicians, Artists Debate Performance Fees – mediaweek
  • Radio host Scott McKinney Given 5 Years in Prison – wjgh.com
  • Man With Knives Arrested At Modesto Clear Channel Radio Station – kcra
  • Garry Meier to fill in on WIND-AM – chicago tribune
  • Country music honors radio personalities – tennessean.com
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine – radio ink
  • Reporter Loses Job Over Altered Video Of Fox (Radio) Gibson – washington post
  • WDET switches to new format – the south end news
  • LPFM to be reintroduced in Congress – deep media
  • Verizon Wireless adds Clear Channel to the Hub – fierce mobile content
  • Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill – billboard
  • CRB sets negotiating period for 2011-2015 royalties – rain
  • Sir Terry Wogan hints at quitting Radio 2 – telegraph uk
  • Radio industry must choose DAB, says Carter – media week uk
  • President Of NY Radio Station Slams Jamaican Censorship – carib world news

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Earnings: Liberty Media’s Interactive Revenues Drop 4 Percent – yahoo
  • Liberty Media posts operating loss on writedowns – reuters
  • Arbitron announces quarterly cash dividend – pr newswire
  • Entercom 4Q loss widens – milwaukee business journal
  • Entercom net loss widens on writedown – philly.com
  • Grocery-Sector Radio Ad Spending Falls Slightly in 2008 – progressive grocer
  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson Revises Forecast Downward – mediaworks
  • Virgin Media Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results – individual.com
  • Murdoch on the prowl for print sales. News Corp. chief may go after N.Y. Times – variety

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Announces Executive Shakeup – media buyer planner
  • American Idol contestant Jessika Baier lands a job at Jackson radio station (WKHM) – mlive
  • Survey reveals new trends in radio listening, new media and newspapers – tmc net
  • Garry Meier is back — for one day only on WIND – chicago sun times
  • Garry Meier to fill in on WIND-AM – chicago tribune
  • Inqlings: Kotz is let go by WMMR – philadelphia inquirer
  • Newsweb Flips WAIT/Chicago to Bi-lingual Christian Talk – radio online
  • Game On In Orlando. 740 WQTM Orlando has returned to Sports as “740 The Game” – radio insight
  • Big Daddy making waves. The Names & Faces hotline has been buzzing with WRIF-FM (101.1) listeners concerned that Arthur Penhallow’s familiar and longstanding voice hasn’t been on the dial during the afternoon drive home for the past couple of weeks. – detroit freepress
  • Fred Thompson Gets Radio Show. Former Tenn. Senator To Replace Bill O’Reilly’s Show – wsmv
  • MLB on Sirius: Spring Training games unlikely, what about Regular Season games? – orbit cast
  • Spears New Radio Voice Of Miracle – ours ports central
  • Hillcats Announce Radio Deal for Upcoming Season – our sports central

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News & PR

  • Radio host gets 5 years for fraud. Booneville native Scott McKinney was sentenced to five years in a Florida state prison Tuesday for defrauding investors. – clarion ledger
  • Radio Syndicated Sports Talk Guy Given 5 Years in Prison – wjgh.com
  • Man With Knives Arrested At Radio Station. Windows Broken At Modesto Clear Channel Facility – kcra
  • Knife-Wielding Man Arrested at Modesto Radio Station – news10.net
  • Clear Channel Radio station in Modesto stormed – modesto bee
  • Adam Carolla scores a pilot while his career hangs by an eyebrow hair – tv squad
  • Reporter Loses Job Over Altered Video Of Fox’s Gibson – washington post
  • WBAL fires reporter after fake video goes viral – individual.com
  • KDKA’s Honsberger marks 30th year here – pittsburgh post gazette
  • WSEN AM celebrates 50 years – cny link
  • Radio — A Show With a View (WHAM) – 13wham
  • Lon Helton, WSIX among ACM radio award winners – tennessean.com
  • Country music honors radio personalities – tennessean.com
  • Lon Helton, radio stations win ACMs – country standard time
  • Oscars, Babies and KRON Oh My… (SF Radio) – sf gate
  • Memorial service set for radio host Ridley – philly.com
  • Dr. Harrison Ridley Jr. Remembered by Bob Perkins on B.J. Jansen’s Jazz Life Radio Show – all about jazz
  • TV (Radio) personality with Licking County roots dies. Hebron graduate made name for himself in Pittsburgh – newark advocate
  • What Howard Stern has to say about Darwin – scientific american
  • Co-author John Rothmann of book on Hitler’s collaboration with Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini during World War II to speak at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham. Rothmann, a radio talk show host on KGO-AM in San Francisco – everything alabama
  • WONE’S Schlemmer calls for ‘Gem City Jam’ – dayton daily news
  • These two cats are as hip as ever when it comes to jazz (WMUK) – mlive
  • Son of Legendary Sportscaster Carries on His Father’s Legacy in Broadcasting (John Schenkel) – pr newswire
  • Graham station to hold fundraiser for Russian radio – ashville citizen times

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Field Sees ‘Increasingly Positive’ Story For Radio – radio ink
  • The Local Radio Crisis – inside music media
  • For Local Media, Local Economy is the Answer – don’t panic
  • “I’M WAY TOO GOOD TO PREPARE FOR MY RADIO SHOW” – dan oday
  • There’s Something Happening Here. Many of us can still remember when “Digital Audio Equipment” – radio world
  • Tremblay: So much wrong with right-wing radio – daily news tribune
  • Radio Insiders, Congressmen Aim to Stop Fairness Doctrine – newsmax
  • “Hate Crime” Bill Makes Its Way Forward. While talk radio is fixated on the mere possibility of a return of The Fairness Doctrine, two bills introduced by Texas Democrat Congresswoman Shelia Jackson would make “hate” speech a Federal offense in America. – the right perspective
  • Clinton joins government censors on Fairness Doctrine – dc examiner
  • Obama Should Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine – new american media
  • How Radio Wrecks the Right – charleston city paper

FCC & Legal

  • Politicians, Artists Debate Performance Fees – mediaweek
  • Musicians seek royalties from broadcast radio – la times
  • Musicians want radio stations to pay to play tunes – yahoo
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine – radio ink
  • Expanding community radio – LPFM to be reintroduced in Congress – deep media
  • Senator presses Ticketmaster to sell TicketsNow – international herald tribune
  • Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill – billboard
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes – sf weekly
  • WDET switches to new format. General Manager Ellcessor wants programming to reflect Detroit community – the south end news
  • Radio rises again – asu webdevil
  • “Anything Goes” over her airwaves – south bergenite
  • UFT launches radio ad campaign – utf.org
  • MONDAY Q&A: Adviser to university radio station finds his niche – indiana gazette
  • KGOU public radio to build new station in Ada – ada evening news
  • WPVM dials in new interim director, temporarily tunes out nine volunteers – mountain xpress
  • Radio station helps recruit for MCTC – the parthenon online
  • Season 14 of Fr. Pavone’s ‘Defending Life’ TV/Radio Series Debuts Friday, March 6 – earned media

Streaming & Tech

  • Verizon Wireless adds Clear Channel to the Hub – fierce mobile content
  • Maffei: Sirius/DirecTV Bundles Could Come – multichannel
  • Clear Channel’s iheartradio Added To Verizon Hub – radio ink
  • Tune in to iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News and Sports to the Verizon Hub – pr newswire
  • Imeem Mobile Streams Your MP3s to Your (Android) Phone – wired
  • Last.fm Denies Handing User Data to RIAA – pc world
  • TD Mischke’s radio show coming to citypages.com – minneapolis city pages
  • Nearly half of web users have illegally downloaded music – new media age
  • Tune in to iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News and Sports to the Verizon Hub – broadcast newsroom
  • Depeche Mode first band to offer new “iTunes Pass” promo – ars technica
  • Media groups launch Japan advertising network – yahoo
  • Yahoo! mines search logs for banner ad targeting – register.co.uk
  • ‘Like pedos in a playground’ – the media and Web 2.0. James Harkin on cybernetic silliness – register.co.uk
  • Analyst: “Apple’s 99-cent iTunes model does not build a market for apps” – industry standard
  • What is new media, and why does it matter? – pr week
  • The NPD Group: 4 in 10 U.S. Internet Households Subscribe to Entertainment Services – individual.com

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Sir Terry Wogan hints at quitting Radio 2 – telegraph
  • Radio industry must choose DAB, says Carter – media week uk
  • Ofcom lifts format change rule for radio stations – media week uk
  • Majority against Durham FM move – radio today
  • YCR to join Minster in York – radio today
  • Fire FM threatens to go out – radio today
  • Four new stations for Suffolk – radio today
  • Ban lifted on commercial radio format changes – how do
  • Top bands join new radio comedy – bbc
  • Trainer helps DJs in fight for fitness – formby times
  • Deeside radio station “would help ease recession” – evening leader
  • Scots Radio Stations Given Format Dispensation – all media scotland
  • Marty is back on the radio after a two-year break – herald.ie

Canada

  • CRB sets negotiating period for 2011-2015 royalties – rain
  • New radio station hits the airwaves – omineca express

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Entercom Reports Q4 Revs Down 14%
  • VSS Revises Five-Year Communication Forecast Downward
  • Arriens A Citadel Casualty In Tucson
  • Thomas Transfers To CC/Detroit For OM Duties
  • Johnjay & Rich Reach Career Peake
  • RIAA Ready To Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Decisions
  • AWRT Announces 2009 Gracie Winners; Launches TheGracies.org
  • Lucek New WB/Reprise VP Of Pop Promotion
  • Lawson Exits KDAL/KHQG
  • McKnight Appearing On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
  • CBS Radio Continues To Dominate Ando’s Internet Radio Top 20 In January
  • CCR’s ‘iheartradio’ Now On Verizon’s ‘Hub’
  • Jeff Cook Departs New West Records
  • Masters New Host Of ‘The Business’
  • ACM Announces Broadcast Winners
  • Frangela Guests On Green
  • DiDia Official As Island EVP/GM
  • Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices
  • Puente & Prado Upped At Sony Music Latin
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at Five Formats
  • WRTI Jazz Host Harrison Ridley Jr. Dead At 70
  • Jones Joins J/RCA
  • NRRC Announces New Officers
  • New PPM Research For Talk Radio
  • Street Talk: Baltazar Stops MOViN
  • Premiere Launches ‘The Jason Lewis Show’
  • Street Talk: Dr. Doug & Skippy No Longer With Charlie

All Access

  • Eminem Sues Universal Over Digital Royalties
  • Musicians Push Royalty Fight To Congress
  • FCC’s Copps Talks (Internal) Communication At FCBA
  • X Marks The Spot On Jacksonville Format Flip
  • Price For WURH/Hartford: $7.9 million
  • KTUX’s Heath Hill Arrested
  • Sports Talker Headed For Prison
  • Ofcom Drops Format Flip Ban For New Stations
  • Karel Returning To Radio?
  • Spears Named Voice Of The Miracle

Radio Ink

  • Field Sees ‘Increasingly Positive’ Story For Radio
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Co-Sponsors
  • Entercom Revenues Dip In Q4
  • Geico, HD Alliance Top Week’s Advertisers
  • Country Consumer Research To Be Unveiled At CRS-40
  • Coca-Cola Super Session Added To RAB2009 Lineup
  • Savage Teams With More Law Center Against Fairness Doctrine
  • ACM Announces Radio Award Winners
  • AWRT Names Gracie Winners
  • Smyth, Bordes Family Honored With Golden Mike Awards
  • Todd Thomas Takes OM Post At Clear Channel Radio/Detroit
  • Premiere Syndicates Jason Lewis
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2
  • NABEF, BEA Offer Free Speech PSA Contest
  • Clear Channel’s iheartradio Added To Verizon Hub
  • VSS Revises 2009 Forecast
  • Network Radio Research Council Chooses Officers

FMQB

  • NJ Attorney General Settles With Ticketmaster
  • More Lawmakers Sign Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Entercom revenue declines in Q4 and full-year
  • Michael Savage Fighting The Fairness Doctrine
  • John Peake to oversee Johnjay & Rich morning show
  • CC’s iheartradio now bundled with Verizon Hub
  • Yankees radio broadcasts go HD
  • VSS: 2009 media sp

Inside Radio

  • An “increasingly positive” story.
  • Verizon dials up Clear Channel.
  • Forecasts see revenue growth on mobile devices.
  • Retail bell-weathers trim budgets.
  • Clock ticks on Fairness Doctrine.
  • Savage recruits legal force.
  • Tense moments at Modesto stations.
  • Indiana station hacked scammers.
  • Chicago’s WAIT goes bilingual.

Radio Business Report

  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push
  • Sirius XM dissident says “Mel must go!”
  • Ando Media releases January rankers
  • No vote for Sirius XM shareholders
  • WTMD adds HD-2 local bands channel
  • Peter Chernin leaving News Corp.
  • Lou Dobbs rockets into Top 10 in Talkers
  • KTWV launches Kenny G. channel
  • Bustos launches Mega 97.9 in Sacramento
  • RAB: Radio revenues fell 9% in 2008
  • Limbaugh questions Obama’s anti-Fairness stance

Radio Online

  • Local Airplay Royalty Battle Heats Up on Capitol Hill
  • Relevant Radio Appoints Karin Freihammer as CDO
  • Entercom Q4 Net Revenues Down 14%, Loss Widens
  • Anti-Performance Fee Resolution Gains 16 Co-Sponsors
  • CC, Verizon Wireless Expand IHeartRadio to 14 Stations
  • SEASAC Sues Mount Rushmore for Unpaid Licensing Fees
  • Sports/Talker McKinney Sentenced to Five Years for Fraud
  • Knife-Wielding Man Smashes Windows at CC/Modesto
  • Country WGAR-FM Cleveland MD/afternoon personality Chuck Collier who will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage, Law Firm Partner For Free Speech
  • Fred Thompson Will Have A Co-Host
  • ESPN/NY Sets Black History Month Special
  • New Website To Promote Media Gigs
  • Dave Makes A New Friend
  • Jason Lewis Goes Nationwide

Urbansite

  • Philly’s WURD’s Louise Williams Hosts Job Fair
  • The 9th Annual Arbitron Urban PD Clinic is this Friday

All About Country

  • Live Nation & Ticketmaster Merger Debated On Capitol Hill
  • CRS-40 Reveals CMA Consumer Study
  • Monterey’s Missing Wes Poe Today
  • Garth Does Private Show For Nashville Predators
  • Verizon Joins Ronnie Gilley Entertainment For BamaJam
  • Toby’s Top Secrets Revealed
  • Katie Armiger Sings & Plays Host At Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • CRS-40 Thursday Nightlife Set
  • Montgomery Gentry & Randy Houser Share Top Adds
  • NAB Cites 126 Supporters Of The Local Radio Freedom Act
  • ACM Radio Winners Announced
  • Justin Townes Earle Tops Americana’s Most-Added