Radio Broadcasting & Streaming Media News for 04-03-2009

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results – yahoo
  • Cox Radio Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results – pr newswire
  • Economics threatens to silence radio – the washington times
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Q4: Signs of the Apocalypse – bnet
  • Gores Group To Take Control Of Westwood One – radio ink
  • RADIO ONE REVENUE TANKING: Largest black radio network loses $64 million. – eruweb
  • Citadel Must Fill Gap Left by Harvey’s Death – media post
  • Dial Global reups with TWC – radio business report
  • BIA, Kelsey Group Forecast Contracting Local Ad Market Through 2013 – radio magazine
  • Sirius XM ‘Challenged’ by Auto Slowdown, Maffei Says (Update1) – bloomberg
  • Sony reportedly to cut about 300 jobs amid slumping DVD sales – los angeles times
  • Terra Firma Writes Off EMI Investment – billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

  • Philadelphia Talk Radio Pioneer Frank Ford Dead at 92 – kyw1060
  • Frank Ford, radio pioneer and DA’s husband, dies – philadelphia inquirer
  • Philadelphia broadcaster Frank Ford dies at 92 – york daily record
  • Radio personality known for ‘dusties’ dies (Richard Pegue) – chicago breaking news
  • Honolulu FM radio pioneer dies (Harvey Weinstein) – honolulu star bulletin
  • Rites set for radio icon Paul Harvey – tulsa world
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications invokes spirit of Paul Harvey – chicago tribune
  • WMG’s Bronfman Supports Radio Royalties – fmqb
  • MIW Radio Group To Host ‘Speed Mentoring’ Session At RAB – radio and records
  • Les Clichés Du PPM – the infinite dial
  • Power Boost or Bust for HD Radio – radio world
  • How The Radio Shopping Show can save you money – ktnv
  • Talk radio bonkers for amazing Bible facts – (KHOW Peter Boyles) – world net daily
  • Radio station links islanders – carteret county news
  • Poolcenter.com Launches Radio Advertising Campaign in the Sunbelt – newswire today
  • Gospel AM1490 WMBM New Birth Broadcasting Corporation Celebrates 14 years in Radio March 3rd, 2009 – black prwire
  • Radio station raises $13,380 during Myrtle Beach radiothon for St. Jude children – the sun news
  • Spinal Tap to reunite on tour without wigs – salon

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Talk Radio in New Orleans: Beer-ly Political – about.com
  • The rest of the story has been told – the huntsville times
  • Expanding the FM Band Is a Great Idea — But Keep It Simple – radio world
  • Interesting and Anecdotal – harve alan
  • Mardi Gras Muses Toss Radio Beads – radio 2020
  • Clear Channel’s Lack of ‘Humanitarian Approach’ Could Justify Limiting Radio Stations it Owns, Says Herbie Hancock – cnsnews
  • Has Taking on Rush Ever Worked? – rush limbaugh
  • Steele: Limbaugh fracas a ‘sideshow distraction’ – google/ap
  • Steele vs. Limbaugh: Who’s in Charge of the GOP? – fox news
  • Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh – time via yahoo
  • What is Rush Limbaugh’s place in the GOP? – mcclatchy washington bureau
  • Democrats’ ‘apology’ Web site mocks Limbaugh – cnn
  • Inside the Dems’ anti-Rush plan – politico
  • GOP Seeks Balance With Conservative Icon Limbaugh – washington post
  • Help Us Out On The Whole Rush Thing – fits news
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Might Benefit From Economic Failure – cbs news
  • Rush, Back in the Saddle – washington post
  • Radio Stations and Advertisers Consider Withdrawing Support for Rush Limbaugh – the huffington post
  • Rush is Running for Market Share Not Political Leadership. He’s the $400 Million Man — And He Wants to Keep It That Way. – buzzflash blog
  • Who’s afraid of the big, bad Rush? – examiner
  • Rush Limbaugh Warns Nation Of Obama’s Asteroid Attack – the spoof
  • Fairness Doctrine stops radio monopoly – the morning call

FCC & Legal

  • Genachowski nominated to head FCC – reuters
  • Genachowski nominated to be FCC chairman – market watch
  • Obama Makes FCC Pick Official – adweek
  • FCC Suspends Countdown Clock. Requirement will be in comment period until March 4 and could wind up changing – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Opens Inquiry Into Media Content-Control Technologies. Questions include rating commercials and fixing the V-chip and ratings system – broadcasting and cable
  • More House Members Sign Local Radio Freedom Act – fmqb
  • Radio Royalty Backers On The Hill – tech daily dose
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Bringing Public Radio To The iPhone – npr
  • NPR profiles public radio iPhone app – kska
  • Father says American journalist held; Iran says she lacked permit – cnn
  • Iran Confirms US Journalist in Prison – voa news
  • Klobuchar seeks release of American journalist jailed in Iran – hometown source
  • On camera, Garrison Keillor hits the road – mlive
  • Lipscomb professor hosts unusual radio show – nashville city paper
  • Exeter student interviews ‘ER’ star Anthony Edwards on radio tonight – seacoast online
  • John Lemley Will Host City Café On WABE – the weekly
  • RIC Radio Celebrates 30 Years – the anchor
  • Shorter radio station gets upgrade – rome news tribune

Streaming & Tech

  • Blaupunkt Car Radios Tune in Internet Stations via 3G (PC World) – yahoo
  • Student gives voice to Twitter – bbc
  • Listening to Internet Radio increased 37% Last Year – radio business report
  • Licensing snags come at a cost to digital music; new iMeem mobile – rain
  • iTunes To Roll Out Indie Exclusives – billboard
  • Little Radio Broadcasting New Tune for Main Street – blog downtown
  • WSOE uses webcasting to reach wider audience – the pendulum
  • Ad-Funded Music Service Spotify Has Big Brands on Board – clickz

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Radio News International:


  • Growth of BBC’s commercial arm to be curbed. The chairman of the Corporation’s Trust responds to intense criticism as profits at BBC Worldwide double in three years – times online
  • Radio review – guardian
  • Radio station City Talk to play music – liverpool echo
  • Ofcom asks listeners for views on City Talk radio playing music – liverpool daily post
  • Sound of silence on the airwaves in Weymouth – dorset echo
  • Radio star can’t wait to hit county’s airwaves – oxford mail
  • Macclesfield radio licence on offer – crains manchester business
  • MUSE MOVE INTO CLASSICS – daily star
  • Fitzgerald gains 2nd Devon show – radio today
  • Sweet Talkin Bev joins BBC WM – radio today
  • Andy Peebles goes nationwide – radio today
  • Cruise deal for Global Radio – radio today
  • Free Lotto tickets at Minster – radio today
  • Fun Irish language radio station for young people broadcasting – politics.ie


  • Stollery Radiothon starts Wednesday – inews880
  • ACA Calls For Separate Review of Proposed Competition Act Changes – broadcaster magazine


  • Delay on ABC switch to digital radio in Brisbane – couriermail au
  • ABC delays new digital radio service – yahoo
  • Ben Cousins gets radio gig on Nova – herald sun au
  • Cousins to talk footy with radio gig – northern star
  • Ben Cousins scores regular radio gig with Melbourne’s Nova 100 – news.com.au
  • At Rockcity FM, we serve the people, says Niran Malaolu – sun news online
  • BIG 92.7 FM announces key sales appointments – media newsline
  • Radio One Launches ‘One For The Boss’ – media newsline
  • Uncle Ted retires from VOA – awoko.org
  • 70s glamorous retro style makeover at Radio Mirchi – one india
  • Algoa FM mobi site launch – biz community
  • Missing broadcaster’s kin still in dark – inquirer.net


Radio & Records

  • Fant Exits Cumulus/Houston
  • Gosselin No Longer With Now
  • Anti-Performance Fee Resolution Gains Support
  • WW1 Restructures Debt
  • Smyth Supports ‘Reinvention Project’ For Radio
  • House Postpones Wednesday’s Royalties Hearing
  • Finney Out At Salem
  • Delaney Upped To WCBS GSM
  • Street Talk: Changes At Kelly/Bakersfield
  • Dial Global Re-Ups With The Weather Channel
  • UMG EBITA Profits Up 11.6%
  • Terra Firma Writes Off EMI Investment
  • Lotus Launches K-HITS In Fresno
  • Rock 107 Blooms In Myrtle Beach
  • Paul Harvey Funeral Arrangements
  • Paul Harvey 1918-2009
  • WOSU’s Andrle Plans Retirement
  • Street Talk: Minor To Danbury Mornings
  • Strada Boosted To WRKS PD
  • Arbitron Cites PPM Enhancements

All Access

  • Now Is Then For Don Gosselin
  • Cox Revs Down For Q4 And 2008
  • February Sends A Chill Through Automakers
  • Apple Unveils New iMac
  • WBPT Censors Lyric In Eagle Song, Gosh Darn It
  • Imus Off WINZ
  • Jim Villanueva Exits Dial Global
  • Talk Planned For New Green Bay FM
  • Nick Danger Exits KSMX-A/Santa Maria
  • City Talk/Liverpool Asks Ofcom For OK To Play Music
  • Scinto Exits WDAO
  • Opperman Joins R-Phils
  • KFBK Vet Harry Warren Dies

Radio Ink

  • Genachowski Gets Official Nod As FCC Chair
  • Gores Group To Take Control Of Westwood One
  • Dial Global Re-Ups Weather Channel, Adds Affiliate Sales
  • Clear Channel Parent Posts Loss In Q4
  • Arbitron, GAP Sign 17-Market Deal
  • Sirius XM Delays Annual Report
  • Prairie Radio Debuts ‘Weekly Pop 20’
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support
  • Report: No Decision Yet On Harvey’s Successor
  • Smyth: Time To Reinvent Radio Sales
  • AURN To Recognize Mayo, Batts
  • Paragon’s Radio Stimulus Package: Enter To Win Free Consulting Services
  • Clear Channel Adds Kaufman As SVP/Revenue Management
  • Paul Harvey Funeral Arrangements Set
  • Strada Rises To WRKS/New York PD
  • Arbitron Confirms Commitment To PPM Improvements


  • Obama Officially Nominates Genachowski For FCC Chairman
  • Terra Firma Writes Down EMI, Reports ’08 Loss
  • More House Members Sign Local Radio Freedom Act
  • WMG’s Bronfman Supports Radio Royalties
  • Live Nation Revenues Up, But Q4 Loss Widens
  • Westwood One restructures debt
  • Cutbacks at WALK/Nassau-Suffolk
  • Joey B back in Philly at WRDW
  • Citadel looks to replace Paul Harvey
  • Another look at the Ticketmaster-LN merger
  • Sirius XM iPhone app in beta testing

Inside Radio

  • Les Moonves: Enough layoffs.
  • Royalty supporters see “movement.”
  • Katz: Online selling gains traction.
  • Obama still needs GOP pick.
  • Dave Ramsey answers your questions.
  • Economy may dampen auction.
  • Smyth: Radio should be CPM-based.
  • CBS is in no rush to sell.
  • CBS Radio remains top webcaster.

Radio Business Report

  • Financial ducks in a row for Westwood One
  • Tough times took Clear Channel down double digits
  • Listening to Internet Radio increased 37% Last Year
  • Transactions: 3-04-09
  • Support for Limbaugh increases
  • Westwood One nails refinancing deal
  • Performance hearing postponed
  • PPM enhancements extended to all markets
  • GAP and GAP West renew with Arbitron
  • Kelly Music Research offering 100% barter callout testing
  • Double-digit declines for Clear Channel
  • Citadel shown the Wall Street off ramp
  • Tama group headed to receiver
  • Limbaugh still in the spotlight
  • RAB pressing groups to back conference
  • Legislators tee up LPFM

Radio Online

  • Obama Nominates Genachowski to Become FCC Chairman
  • Pat Fant Exits Cumulus/Houston as Market Manager
  • Gosselin Exits WNUW (Now 97.5)/Philadelphia as PD
  • Nine More Lawmakers Express Opposition to Airplay Fees
  • Westwood One Refinances, Gores Group to Take Control
  • Finney Out KLTY/Dallas, Pendergast Promoted to PD
  • Lotus Launches Classic Hits ”107.1 K-Hits” in Fresno
  • CBS Radio/New York Ups Lance Delaney to WCBS GSM
  • Dial Global Renews TWC Ad Sales, Adds Affiliate Sales
  • WPGB/Pittsburgh Adds Sports Simulcast on HD-2 Channel
  • Joey B joins Rhythmic CHR WRDW-FM (Wired 96.5) Philadelphia as Executive Producer
  • Rich Minor joins Hot AC WDAQ-FM (98Q)/Danbury, CT, for mornings
  • KYMV-FM (MOViN 100.7)/Salt Lake City flips to CHR
  • WQSD-FM (Q107)/Myrtle Beach, SC, flips to Rock as WRXZ-FM
  • KYZZ-FM/Monterey-Salinas promotes MD/middayer Amy Challis to Assistant PD
  • KFMP-FM (Channel 8-7-7)/Lubbock, TX, hires Coty for middays

NTS Aircheck

  • Julius Genachowski Nominated To Head FCC
  • Who Won Cable TV Ratings Last Weekend?
  • What’s Next For Paul Harvey News?
  • More Harvey Fans Weigh In
  • “He Played Craps Like Nobody Else”


  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City and Buffalo
  • Richard Pegue of WVON Chicago Has Passed
  • President Obama Nominates Genachowski For FCC Chair
  • Arbitron Confirms Continuous Improvement Commitments in All PPM Markets

All About Country

  • Sugarland Gets Top MediaBase Adds This Week
  • Gores Group Rescues Westwood One
  • Little Big Town Fans Chose Eventful Winners
  • GAP-GAP West Chooses Arbitron
  • Kelly Music Research Now Available By Barter
  • Art ‘Radio’s Best Friend’ Vuolo Releases Commemorative Video Tribute To CRS-40
  • It’s DVD Time For Jason Aldean
  • WIKX Announces 2009 Kix CountryFest
  • Emma Jacob Gets A Great Birthday Present
  • Liz Jungers Strikes Out On Her Own
  • Aaron Brougher Is No Longer with Parallel Ent.
  • Jo Dee Messina Ready For Her ‘Music Room Series’ Tour In April
  • CRB To Post Free Streaming CRS-40 Panels Online
  • CRS 40 Begins This Week in Nashville…