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Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News for 03-03-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Paul Harvey: The End of the Story – time
  • Clear Channel Radio Names John Kaufman as SVP Revenue Management – centre daily
  • 10-K: C C MEDIA HOLDINGS INC – market wire
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2008 Fourth Quarter Results and Host Webcast On March 12 – yahoo
  • Sirius delays filing annual report with SEC – yahoo
  • Arbitron Confirms Commitment To PPM Improvements – radio ink
  • Reports illustrate media’s decline – the deal
  • Univision Flips KPTY (Party 93.3)/Houston to “Que Buena” – radio online
  • Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Fight Democrats – fox news
  • Push to Censor Talk Radio is Still Very Much Alive – rush limbaugh
  • Distant voices: Canned radio is the new normal – the daily page
  • Tim Conway Jr. moves, temporarily, to KABC. – oc register
  • Miners’ first radio announcer dies suddenly (Mike Lockert) – marion daily republican
  • Another WKKX Personality Passes Away (Todd Jeffers) – the state journal
  • Genachowski Plays FCC Waiting Game – broadcasting & cable
  • (NPR) Radio Reporter From the U.S. Is Held by Iran – new york times
  • uSirius iPhone Application Is Denied – seeking alpha
  • BBC leads Music Week nominations – radio today
  • Fiona Phillips axed by radio station as she fails to pull in new listeners – mail online
  • More staff face axe at Radio Network – new zealand herald

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2008 Fourth Quarter Results and Host Webcast On March 12 – yahoo
  • 10-K: C C MEDIA HOLDINGS INC – market wire
  • Sirius delays filing annual report with SEC – yahoo
  • Sirius XM Radio to file annual report by March 17 – market watch
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Postpones Filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K – pr newswire
  • Vivendi swings to loss on NBC Universal charge. Underlying performance holds up; Dividend lifted – market watch
  • Entercom Communications Corp. Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript – seeking alpha
  • Media Stocks? No Thanks – media bistro
  • Media mergers, acquisitions poised for drop in ’09 – reuters
  • The Death of the Media Merger – media bistro
  • Reports illustrate media’s decline – the deal
  • The New Reality Facing Job Seekers. Lower salaries — and lesser titles — are inevitable for some – adweek
  • Sirius trouble with satellite radio – global saskatoon
  • Newspaper industry woes fuel talk of endowment model – baltimore sun

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Clear Channel Radio Names John Kaufman as SVP Revenue Management – centre daily
  • Univision Flips KPTY (Party 93.3)/Houston to “Que Buena” – radio online
  • Prairie Radio Launches ”Weekly Pop 20 with Ann Duran” – radio online
  • The Cowell Factor Debuts on Fame Games Radio – melodika
  • Fred Thompson on the Radio (Starting today on 125 stations!) – free republic
  • On the radio: WRXP does pro-Bono work with U2 day – new york daily news
  • Love him or hate him, ‘Honsman’ is king of Pittsburgh radio (KDKA) – observer reporter
  • Longtime WOSU radio host to retire. Fred Andrle known for low-key style – columbus dispatch
  • 2 area radio stations unveil new morning show lineups – (WFBG WALY) – altoona mirror
  • Tim Conway Jr. moves, temporarily, to KABC. The former KLSX personality will fill in for Al Rantel, who is recovering from hip surgery. – oc register
  • Distant voices: Canned radio is the new normal – the daily page
  • Martin Bandyke back on the air at Ann Arbor’s WKQL – mlive
  • Behind the Mic. Five local deejays who are keeping radio interesting – denver post
  • Radio Notes: Where’s Chris Shovlin? Many WJAS-AM (1320) listeners have been wondering where morning news anchor Chris Shovlin has been. – pittsburgh post gazette
  • Blazy’s back: So what’s on the billboards this time? – press democrat
  • Atlanta Braves and Clear Channel Announce Move to Project 9-6-1 for 2009 Games – braves mlb
  • Radio station to drop ESPN, switch to Fox (KWSN) – argus leader
  • Rays radio to broadcast live this spring – mlb
  • ESPN radio show coming to Cleveland Saturday – eastex advocate

News & PR

  • Paul Harvey: The End of the Story – time
  • Paul Harvey, Talk-Radio Pioneer, Is Dead at 90 – new york times
  • Paul Harvey: An appraisal of his career by the Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal – chicago tribune
  • ABC Radio Networks Statement on the Passing of Paul Harvey – yahoo
  • Statement on the Death of Paul Harvey by Michael Skarzynski, Arbitron CEO – vocus
  • Arbitron Confirms Commitment To PPM Improvements – radio ink
  • Arbitron and GAP Broadcasting Sign Agreements for Diary-based Radio Ratings Services in 17 Markets – broadcast newsroom
  • U2 to play club show in Boston. The surprise show was announced this morning on several Boston radio stations–including WBCN, WLZX and WBOS – live daily
  • Merle Haggard, Heidi Newfield Meet Radio (Country Radio Seminar) – gactv
  • Miners’ first radio announcer dies suddenly (Mike Lockert) – marion daily republican
  • Another WKKX Personality Passes Away (Todd Jeffers) – the state journal
  • Kelly Offers Relief with 100% Barter Callout Testing – radio online
  • Eminem Pranks Radio Show – music rooms
  • Radio Disney’s Bre Morgan performs for Marion pupils – ocala.com
  • Mega 104.3 hosting health fair – latino perspectives
  • Centenary College student lands internship with WFAN Radio – nj.com
  • Wilmington radio station gets domestic violence message out – wcet
  • Beckley station seeking to raise awareness of childhood starvation – the register herald
  • Music industry: licensing is a problem, but how to fix it? – ars technica

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The evolution of Radio’s local ad business – hear 2.0
  • Radio: Who’s in charge here? – john gorman’s media blog
  • “The Portable Brain” – tommy kramer
  • Now Fagreed Knows The Rest of the Story – inside music media
  • Three Little Words – the infinite dial
  • The day the talk died at KLSX – los angeles times
  • HOW TO WIN THE RADIO RATINGS GAME: Provide The Most Compelling Context – dan oday
  • BOBBY OCEAN’S SUNDAY RADIO CARTOON: Reality Check – dan oday
  • Congress should give radio back to listeners. The Local Community Radio Act of 2009 would provide a boost for radio and its listeners. – the seattle times
  • Chorus of ‘Fairness Doctrine’ fans adds another – american daily
  • Make No Mistake: Push to Censor Talk Radio is Still Very Much Alive – rush limbaugh
  • Howard Anderson: Be vigilant on ‘Fairness Doctrine’ – online athens
  • Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine – american chronicle
  • Fairness Doctrine´s Other Likely Victim: Christian Radio – american chronicle
  • Is Durbin dishing out stealth Fairness Doctrine? – radio business report
  • Barring renewed fairness rule the right call. Our view: Fairness Doctrine was not good policy, stifling airing of controversy – arizona star net
  • ‘Fairness Doctrine’ a liberal scheme to attack free speech – inforum
  • Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Fight Democrats, Find ‘Right Candidate’ – fox news
  • Rush Limbaugh CPAC Audio Cellecast Now on Mobile – the fourth speaker
  • Transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s Address at CPAC – fox news
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Keynote Speech – poli gazete
  • News flash: Women baffle Rush Limbaugh – cleveland.com
  • The Limbaugh strategy – politico
  • The Note We Sent to KEX 1190 AM (Rush) – oregon magazine
  • Rush Limbaugh Has a Right to Be Un-American . . . And He Is – north star
  • Let’s Help Obama Build Up Rush Limbaugh – tpm
  • 2012 Watch: Romney distances himself from Limbaugh – usa today
  • Is Durbin Going After Limbaugh? – free republic
  • Emanuel: Limbaugh GOP’s true leader – the washington times
  • Emanuel: GOP relies on Limbaugh – the washington times
  • Who the heck is Glenn Beck? – examiner
  • Hockey Mom Takes on the Radio Right – consortium news
  • Black Broadcasters Sound Off On Covering Black Community – new america media
  • Media Lobbying: The New Era. Shifting rules in Washington alter the way the media get the message out – broadcasting and cable

FCC & Legal

  • Genachowski Plays FCC Waiting Game. Sources say Obama may wish to package commission picks – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Radio Reporter From the U.S. Is Held by Iran – new york times
  • Iran says activities of US journalist ‘illegal’ – topix/ap
  • Brother of Minn. humorist dies after fall on ice (Garrison Keillor) – digital globe
  • Public Radio Users Shift to Digital Technology – media buyer planner
  • Revolutionary radio personality brings storytelling talent to stage (Ira Glass) – greenville online
  • Ann Delisi returns to WDET-FM – freep
  • WMUB signs off. Cost-cutting measures cause Miami University station to go off the air after 59 years — a savings of $500,000 – the oxford press
  • A radio era ends quietly. Last broadcast for WMUB airs from Oxford before Cincinnati Public Radio takes over. – the western star
  • The Sea Grant Files debut on KUMD radio – business north
  • Public radio faces weekend plea finale – missoulian.com
  • Vt. Public Radio Reports Underwriting Decline – wptz
  • Don Moen Company Adds to Growth with Creation of Radio Division – the christian post

Streaming & Tech

  • uSirius iPhone Application Is Denied – seeking alpha
  • MCE Tunes: iTunes content in Windows Media Center – cnet
  • Sirius XM Tunes Out the iPhone – the money times
  • New 5-year outlook sees “Radio online” and “local mobile” growing while traditional sectors suffer – rain
  • Lawyers Try to Censor Anonymous Website Comments – nashville scene
  • ‘New UK online music services Spotify fully launches’ – individual.com
  • Audible and Philips Sign Technology Agreement – individual.com
  • DuroSport Has Recovered! – prismdurosport
  • What Are You Doing? Media Twitterers Can’t Stop Typing – new york times

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Noel turns football DJ. Noel Gallagher and Russell Brand are to team-up to present a new radio show about football, according to reports. – yahoo uk
  • Magic FM £168K prize con woman facing jail – mirror.co.uk
  • Popular Southern FM DJ tunes into a new station – the argus
  • Fiona Phillips axed by radio station as she fails to pull in new listeners – mail online
  • 24 hours of PureFM radio – upsu.net
  • Radio 1 launches news service – xpress
  • BBC leads Music Week nominations – radio today
  • Closing date for Arqiva Awards – radio today
  • Brand to co-host on talkSPORT – radio today
  • Mo’ money for Focal Radio – radio today
  • Facebook girl calls Dream 100 – radio today
  • My stormy life aboard the boat that rocked Britain … A DJ looks back on the pirate radio era – mail online
  • It really IS the good life: Stuart Maconie is overwhelmed by the warmth and humour he discovers in England’s genteel cul-de-sacs – daily mail
  • Communicorp Ad Revenue to Fall 15% – adworld ie
  • Yes! We have no frequencies. We have no frequencies today. Frequency plans are the nuts and bolts of the regulators job. Broadcasters want licenses and coverage. Regulators, mostly, want order. Sometimes confusion reigns supreme. – follow the media
  • Moscow Times: Lebedev plans English radio for Muscovites – kyiv post

Canada

Asia/Africa

  • Cops probe Kyle & Jackie O gag. SYDNEY radio station 2DayFM is under police investigation after an alleged prank call for the Kyle and Jackie O Show backfired. the daily telegraph
  • More staff face axe at Radio Network – new zealand herald
  • Concept Group appoints new CEO – ame info
  • On target growth for Jacaranda 94.2 – biz community
  • KPMG says new FDI guidelines fail to give clear picture, seeks clarification – indian express
  • BN gov’t reaches out to Perakians with ‘Pak Ngah’ radio show – the malaysian insider
  • Zimbabwe: New Radio Broadcasts From Emirates – all africa
  • Uganda: Bukedde FM Radio Gala Rocks Kampala City – all africa
  • Haryana university to get Community Radio – new kerala

Trades

Radio & Records

  • The Party Ends For KPTY
  • Conyers’ Committee Sets ‘Performance Rights Act’ Hearing
  • 300 Cut At Univision
  • Dobson Resigns As Focus On The Family Chairman
  • Coleman Insights Makes Bayliss Contribution
  • The Rocky Financial State Of Radio
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 27, 2009
  • Syndication Scorecard: Feb. 27, 2009
  • Entravision’s Q4 Revenue Falls 16% To $53 Million
  • Radio, What Do We Do Now? Readers Reply
  • Mays, Walters, Gabbert, Walker To Get Quaal Awards
  • NYSE Rejects Citadel’s Alternative Delisting Plan
  • Updated: Senate Votes Against Fairness Doctrine
  • Local Ad Revenues Expected To Decline To $144.4B In 2013
  • UMGD Tears Down The Wall
  • Updated: Arbitron Creates New Executive Positions
  • Obit: Rick Beckett
  • Mix/Saginaw Has A Fig
  • CHUM Radio Eliminates 40 Positions

All Access

  • Tributes Continue For Paul Harvey
  • The Party’s Over In Houston, Replaced By Something ‘Good’
  • More Changes At Arbitron As Bob Patchen Exits
  • WSJ: Redstone Reaches Lender Deal
  • Vivendi Swings To Loss
  • Media Mergers, Acquisitions Poised For Drop In ’09
  • Sirius XM Files To Ask For Additional Time
  • Two More Translator Deals Reach FCC
  • NPR Freelancer Arrested In Iran
  • Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives In CPAC Address
  • Arbitron Urban PD Clinic Sets Attendance Record
  • Rivalry, Exclusive Deal Lead To Host Being ‘Uninvited’ To Charity Event
  • Ramsey Joins KNST Lineup
  • WGSO Adds Savage
  • Conway Fills For Rantel At KABC
  • KWSN Drops ESPN Radio, Adds Fox Sports Radio
  • Notre Dame Hockey Voice Mike Lockert Dies
  • Martinsville, VA’s Lewis Compton Dead At 80
  • BBC Radio 4 Gardening Expert Geoffrey Smith Dies

Radio Ink

  • Updated: Paul Harvey Dies At Age 90
  • Dobson Steps Down As Focus On The Family Chair
  • AFTRA Wins Case Against Citadel/DC
  • Arbitron To Add Three Executive VP Posts
  • Agency Owner: Hogan Owes Radio Day Crowd An Apology
  • Lowry Mays To Be Honored With Quaal Award
  • SNL Kagan Summit To Host Reception For Bayliss Scholarship Fund
  • Report: Broadcasters Sued For Fraud
  • Golden Mike Awards Bring In $200k For Broadcasters Foundation
  • Report: GM Slashes Marketing Budget
  • Citadel To Be Delisted, Move To OTC MarketPay Cuts Across The Board At Saga
  • NCBA Members Launch Campaign To Aid Auto Dealers
  • Media Commerce Systems Debuts Remnant Selling
  • Meyer Exits As Mediabase, Media Monitors Merge
  • Entravision Sees Revenue Fall In Q4, 2008
  • BIA: Local Ad Market Will Decline Through 2013
  • Pay Cuts Across The Board At Saga
  • FCC Extends Deadline For Sirius XM Channel Leases
  • Hearing Set For Performance Rights Act
  • Senate Passes Amendment Opposing Fairness Doctrine
  • FCC Hands Out File Fines
  • J.D. Power: HD Radio In 5 Percent Of Cars

FMQB

  • Hearing Begins On Ticketmaster Live Nation Merger
  • Arbitron Announces Executive Realignment
  • Citadel Stock To Be Delisted From NYSE
  • Universal Combines Physical, Digital Distribution
  • Entravision releases its quarterly update.
  • RIAA latest to announce layoffs
  • GM cutting back on advertising
  • NAB optimistic on new FCC regime
  • IFPI exec rips file sharers at trial
  • more Ticketmaster resale concerns

Inside Radio

  • Radio remembers Paul Harvey.
  • Forecast: Online still growing.
  • NorCal stations air free ads.
  • Kohl’s is sticking with radio.
  • The FCC’s 4% conundrum.
  • Univision lays-off 6%.
  • Rush stars in ads — for Democrats.
  • Sumner Redstone dodges bullet.

Radio Business Report

  • Citadel shown the Wall Street off ramp
  • Tama group headed to receiver
  • Legislators tee up LPFM
  • ABCRN to celebrate Paul Harvey
  • Sticks for sale
  • Paul Harvey Radio Legend passes at 90
  • Paul Harvey: 1918-2009
  • Westwood gets 60-day extension?
  • Can radio hang on until 2011?
  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • Give yourself a promotion
  • New group won’t hedge bets on Fairness
  • Entravision’s Q4 down 16%

Radio Online

  • Univision Flips KPTY (Party 93.3)/Houston to “Que Buena”
  • Prairie Radio Launches ”Weekly Pop 20 with Ann Duran”
  • Coleman Makes Good on Bayliss Foundation Promises
  • Kelly Offers Relief with 100% Barter Callout Testing
  • Legendary Radio Broadcaster/Pioneer Paul Harvey Dies
  • House Committee Sets Hearing on Performance Rights Act
  • James Dobson Resigns as Focus On The Family Chairman
  • NYSE to Suspend Citadel Trading, Company Moves to OTC
  • FCC Seeks Comment on Third-Party Access to Sirius XM
  • Entercom CEO Fields Loads Up on Company Stock

NTS Aircheck

  • R.I.P: Paul Harvey
  • DeMint Comments On Fairness Doctrine Vote
  • So, What’s Next In Fairness Fight?
  • Readers Respond To Senate Vote On Fairness
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Lady B.G. On-Air at WGPR Detroit
  • Report: Rihanna & Chris Brown Getting Back Together
  • Urban Insite Job Forum- Bringing People and Jobs Together
  • Jamal Bates Former Co-Host Rejoice Kiss 103.1 Columbia SC

All About Country

  • CRS 40 Begins This Week in Nashville…
  • Two New ‘Featured Articles’ This Week
  • Joey and Rory Get their ‘Cheater’ on for WYYD
  • Advance Texas Regional Radio Report
  • Actor Jack Black Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
  • There’s a ‘Sweet Thing’ @ # 1
  • Paul Harvey Passes At 90
  • KJUG Raises Big Bucks
  • Kick Off CRS-40 with BMI Presents: Randy Houser &Heidi Newfield
  • Get Your CRS-40 Workout In Friday Morning
  • Jeff Carson Graduates From Police Academy
  • Possum Holler B&B Breaks Bround Monday
  • Dreams Come True At CMT Camp Nashville
  • A Starry Starry Nashville Night Presents The A-List Musicians
  • Dolly’s Special Edition Backwoods Barbie Out March 23rd
  • Jake Owen’s Easy Does It Garners Rave Reviews
  • Emerson Drive Featured On GAC’s Headline Country
  • Denver’s Rocky Mountain Ceases Publication
  • NYSE Suspends Trading Of Citadel Stock
  • Billy Grammer Celebrates 50 Opry Years Tonight
  • 650 WSM/Nashville Joins Americana Chart Panel
  • Dial-Global Nashville Offices Move Monday
  • Matt Stillwell Kicks Off Good Times & Moonshine Tour
  • Fairness Doctrine Banned By Senate
  • MediaBase & Media Monitors Combine Operations
  • R&R Reorganizes (Again) – 9 More Positions Eliminated
  • Citadel/Boise GM Don Morin Loses His Dad
  • ACM Artist Of The Decade Tickets Now On Sale
  • Daryle Singletary Returns With New Single/Album
  • Outcome Of Eminem Lawsuit Could Reach Nashville
  • Brian Sims Takes PD/AM Drive At WGTR/Myrtle Beach
  • John Curb Chooses Retirement
  • Taylor Dominates The Charts