Radio & Streamin Media News for Monday 03-16-2009

Radio Headlines:

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cumulus Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results – yahoo
  • Cumulus Media records $362M loss – atlanta business journal
  • Ad spending falls 2.6 percent in 2008 – media life
  • Mood darkens over media’s recovery. Media planners and buyers are now far less optimistic – media life
  • 2008 A MULTIMEDIA AD CRASH – ny post
  • With stormy future in forecast, Cumulus CEO pay questioned – toledo blade
  • Westwood One to Report Year-End 2008 Results in Teleconference Call on Monday, March 16, 2009 – pr newswire
  • Revenue Declines Come to Salem, Beasley, Fisher – media buyer planner
  • Impaired: 3 Radio Groups Report Rev Declines – media daily news
  • Clear Channel hopes new audience data boosts revenues – san antonio business journal
  • Mel Karmazin fights to rescue Sirius. A lifeline from Liberty Media pulled his satellite radio company back from the brink. Now the CEO has to prove that the business model can still work. – fortune/cnn
  • John Malone ponders satellite radio future – denver business journal
  • It’s Time for Some Sirius Marketing – seeking alpha
  • Southern N.J. radio stations, restaurants on ‘Bottom Rung’ – press of atlantic city

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Conservative talk radio on the wane in California – la times
  • Conservative talk radio limited in Calif. – market watch
  • Talkers do better with PPM – radio business report
  • Lee ‘Hacksaw’ Hamilton gets XM radio show – la times
  • Mo’Nique denied contract, pulled from the air – redding news review
  • MO’NIQUE ENDS SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW: Comedian calls it quits to focus more on film and television. – eurweb
  • ‘Radio Want Ads’ are hit with Louisville job-seekers, employers – cnn
  • Radio sports commentator is dropped. 790 The Ticket has dropped morning host Sid Rosenberg – miami herald
  • Jeff McHugh Appointed OM for Cox Radio/Atlanta Duo – radio online
  • Dave Williams Joins KABC/Los Angeles – nts media
  • “Jeff Young in the Morning” launching 3/16 – radio business report
  • Galveston radio station thinks local with new format – smart brief
  • WJFK format changing – examiner
  • Hutchinson announces new radio show – la now
  • Ann Arbor’s WLBY to switch to programming from the Business Talk Radio Network – mlive
  • Liberal radio station gains more listeners from 2007 to 2008 – the desert sun
  • Centro TV and Radio’s Founder Rolando Nichols Hired to Broadcast the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Games – marketwire

News & PR

  • CBS Takes on CC’s N.Y., L.A. Dominance. Ratings, revenue at stake in Top 40 radio war – media week
  • Don Imus, Radio Host, Diagnosed With Stage 2 Prostate Cancer – bloomberg
  • Imus announces he has prostate cancer – wabc
  • Radio announcer, engineer Bill Elledge dies at 62 – inland news today
  • License to yak: Ex-speaker Thomas M. Finneran likely to keep radio gig – boston herald
  • Ron Silver Actor Dies – right pundits
  • Don Imus gives Jay Severin kiss-off – boston herald
  • Famous North Dakotans on radio – bismarck tribune
  • Good Samaritans help old-time DJ facing homelessness – wwltv
  • Exclusive Exit Interview: AOL’s Randy Falco – media post
  • Radio guru Dave Ramsey will bring his brand of personal financial advice to KC – kansas city
  • KGO Named Station of the Year – kgo
  • Woman charged in Amherst hit-run. Intense investigation leads to arrest (WEBN) – buffalo news
  • TV-Radio Notebook: NCAA tourney true test of economy – houston chronicle
  • Stay Tuned with Kirk Baird: Lauren Lowrey – toledo blade
  • Whatever happened to … WSB radio’s Ludlow Porch – access atlanta
  • Life Story: Thelma Taft played big role in Everett radio – herald net
  • Radio broadcaster brings news of disaster home after Hurricane Audrey struck – beaumont enterprise
  • Past on Parade: Star-News in tune with radio’s rise – pasadena star news
  • Ordway’s winless radio award streak continues – boston radio watch
  • Classic Tales of Old Dorp: Kolin Hager, WGY’s first announcer, reflects on first two years – daily gazette
  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger and ExerciseTV Partner Together to Launch ‘Dr. Laura’s Gettin’ Fit! With Jason Baker’ – syscon uk
  • Radio firm, career service plan job fair at area mall – go upstate

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Reform: Less Is More. Veteran Observers Don’t See Democrats Making Major Changes – multi channel
  • Major FCC Structural Reforms Unlikely. Copps makes some shifts, cautions against total reorganization – broadcast newsroom
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Public TV, radio faces funding cuts. Paterson budget not kind to noncommercial stations – press republican
  • The American Public Media show based on Figueroa Street downtown has added Bill Radke as a host of “Marketplace Morning Report.” – la observed
  • WNKU’s ‘Fur Peace’ show ever gentle on the ears – cincinnati.com
  • On the Air: Bradley professor goes global – pj star
  • Listeners power Radio Free Minturn. Radio Free Minturn, at 107.9, aims for wide variety of music with wide variety of DJs – vail daily
  • Local Radio Icon to Celebrate 40 Years on the Air (Dave Wilson) – kfbb

Streaming & Tech

  • Clear Channel Says Mobile And Online Lifts Radio Audience By 15 Percent – the washington post
  • WBEB/Philadelphia Pulls Streams To Protest Royalties – radio ink
  • NiceMac Too Early with iPhone App for Sirius XM Radio – seeking alpha
  • Official Sirius XM iPhone app to be available by June – rain
  • Jango Gives Emerging Artists an Audience – bc music
  • Apple Adds Still More DRM to iPod Shuffle – eff
  • Search monetization as a model for social media monetization – industry standard
  • Guns N’ Roses blogger faces music prison. Feds, RIAA disagree on numbers – theregister.co.uk
  • IFPI’s Kennedy: Canadian Gov’t Not Interested In IP – billboard
  • A radio that thinks it’s a time machine! – the design blog

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Radio News International:




  • Sports broadcaster Telfer seriously ill in hospital – new zealand herald
  • The crying game. There was a hint of desperation in John Singleton’s recent outburst. – the sydney morning herald
  • Green Radio Tackles Touchy Subjects – jakarta globe
  • Ameen Sayani is back on radio – web newswire
  • Radio is singing recession tunes, many laid-off – ibn live
  • Mutton and radio virus – business standard
  • Radio Dabanga: Dutch lifeline to Darfur refugees – yahoo
  • Nigeria: Banker Launches Radio Station to Promote ‘Godliness’ – all africa
  • ABS-CBN news workers mauled, detained. Reporter, cameraman released Monday noon – inquirer
  • Nigeria: Gombe Approves N100 Million for Radio Station – all africa


Radio & Records

  • Larry King Of The Dial. R&R Career Excellence Recipient
  • NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
  • CBS Takes On CC’s N.Y., L.A. Dominance
  • B101/Philly To Stop Streaming
  • McHugh Swears Allegiance To The Braves
  • CCR iheartradio iPhone App Earns A Million Downloads
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Dial Reset
  • WBOW Drops It Like It’s Hot
  • New Staffing For Marketplace Shows
  • Public Broadcasting Atlanta Receives Award
  • TRS ’09: Fight Over Fairness Doctrine
  • TRS ’09: Coleman Sees Higher PPM Spoken Word Shares
  • TRS ’09: Radio’s Balancing Act
  • TRS ’09: Finding New Talent In Hard Times
  • TRS ’09: Radio: It’s The Audio Content Business
  • It’s Tic Tak Now
  • Mo’Nique Preps To Sign Off
  • Minority Stations Head To Hill Over Royalties
  • Nielsen: Jan.-Sept. ’08 Ad Spend Down
  • WW1, NFL Agree On Two-Year Deal

All Access

  • Imus Says He Has Prostate Cancer
  • Jeff McHugh Named OM At WSB-F & WSRV
  • Conner Now Market Mgr. At Beasley/Philadelphia
  • Country Thunder Records Closes
  • Cumulus Revenues Down Over 11% For Q4
  • 1M Downloads For iHeartradio; Launches Blackberry Beta
  • Less Is More — At The FCC
  • Savannah’s Hawk Sold By Receiver
  • Billy Corgan Gets Taken To Task In Hometown Paper
  • WBEN/Buffalo Staffer Charged In Accident
  • Trial Date Set For Russ Martin
  • KTWL Names Carl Geisler For Mornings
  • Crystal Awards Finalists Announced
  • MySpace Launches Fall Out Boy ‘Karaoke Contest”
  • SOLID To Host ‘Women Rock For The Cure’ Happy Hour
  • Arrest Warrant Issued For Lindsay Lohan
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: U2 #1 For St. Patrick’s Day
  • Mo’Nique Exits Syndicated Radio
  • Gale Wins Rumble On The Row
  • Activist To Launch Show On KTYM/L.A.
  • Houston’s Ticket Adds Another Local Show
  • Severin Won’t Be At Imus WTKK Event
  • Rosenberg Exits Miami’s Ticket
  • Afternooners Suspended At XX/San Diego
  • Peter B. Collins Show Ending
  • Sweatin’ With… Dr. Laura?
  • Medlock Exits KFAQ
  • Radke Joins ‘Marketplace Morning Report’
  • WLBY/Ann Arbor Goes Business Talk
  • Actor, Sirius Host Ron Silver Dies
  • Alan W. Livingston Passes At Age 91
  • Rick Knighten Dead At 51
  • KUCR’s Bill Elledge Dies
  • ‘Yo-Yo King,’ Former Vancouver Host Harvey Lowe Passes

Radio Ink

  • RAB2009 Begins In Orlando
  • WBEB/Philadelphia Pulls Streams To Protest Royalties
  • McHugh Named OM For Cox/Atlanta Duo
  • Yea Network Ups Chickering To VP/OM
  • RAB To Stream RAB2009 Sessions
  • Freeman Tapped As GAP West VP/Sales
  • WRXP Lets K-Rockers Say Goodbye
  • MIWs Present ‘Speed Mentoring’ At RAB2009
  • Coleman: Talk Gets Higher Shares Under PPM
  • Nielsen: U.S. Radio Spending Down 2.6 Percent In ’08
  • Tom Kent Reaches 150
  • Salem: Broadcast Revenue Dips In Q4
  • Arbitron Execs Meet With Copps On PPM


  • Sirius XM Heading To iPhone?
  • Nielsen: U.S. Ad Spending Down 2.6% In 2008
  • Salem Communications reports Q4 revenue.
  • Cindy and Ray taking over mornings at WSTR/Atlanta
  • Sirius XM announces SXSW coverage
  • Artists and labels suffer in YouTube wars
  • more on new Muziic service

Inside Radio

  • How’s Business? Some good news.
  • Don Imus has prostate cancer
  • Industry marketing alliance evolves.
  • Nielsen: Auto off 16% last year.
  • Auto drops, but some categories still grow.
  • CMP circles March 23.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Greater Media’s VP/Corporate Communications, Heidi Raphael
  • PPM lifts talk, news, sports.
  • iheartradio expands to BlackBerry.

Radio Business Report

  • Double digit drop for Cumulus Media Partners
  • Talkers do better with PPM
  • Arbitron makes PPM pledges to Copps
  • Differentiating Big Box electronics retailers from Mass Merchant stores
  • WCLV takes the Performance Tax to the people
  • Taking down performance tax on the Hill
  • WZLR gets Bubba today
  • Hill showdown over performance royalties
  • Salem sees Q1 down 11-14%
  • Marketron offering free online training
  • “Jeff Young in the Morning” launching 3/16

Radio Online

  • CC’s iheartradio App Sees 1 Million Downloads for iPhone
  • B101/Philly to Stop Streaming to Protest Royalty Rates
  • Jeff McHugh Appointed OM for Cox Radio/Atlanta Duo
  • U.S. Ad Spending Fell 2.6% in 2008, Spot Radio Down 4%
  • Study: PPM Reports Higher Shares For Talk Formats
  • Chickering Named VP/OM for Kraddick’s Yea Network
  • Syndicated Personality Mo’Nique to End ”Mo’Nique Show”
  • Select RAB2009 Sessions to Stream on RAB.com
  • Business TalkRadio Launches Hourly ”Biz Minute” Reports
  • The Tom Kent Radio Network adds three more affiliates
  • Tictak and the Freak Show joins recent CHR convert WXRK-FM (92.3 Now FM)/New York for afternoons.
  • Arbitron Executive VP/PPM New Product Development Linda Dupree is out
  • Dave Williams rejoins Talk KABC-AM/Los Angeles
  • KLIX-FM (Kool 96.5)/Twin Falls, ID, taps Hot Rod Thompson for mornings.
  • Bubba the Love Sponge adds Cox Radio’s WZLR-FM (95.3 The Eagle)/Dayton
  • Arbitron Executives Meet with FCC’s Copps Over PPM

NTS Aircheck

  • Don Imus Reveals He Has Cancer
  • Talk Radio Ratings Better With PPM
  • “Nothing Is Wrong With The Radio Industry”
  • Dave Williams Joins KABC/Los Angeles
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • News – No’Mo Mo’Nique
  • News – The Truth About the PPM Performances of Spoken Word Formats
  • News – Joyner and Friends Go to Capitol Hill to Take on the Music Industry Thursday
  • News – Cumulus Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results
  • Insite – Report: No post-assault duet for singers Chris Brown, Rihanna
  • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville

All About Country

  • Jeff Young In The Morning For Dial Global’s Hot Country
  • Indianapolis COUNTRY Fans Get Second Shock-Wave
  • Radio’s Best Sales Execs Gather In Orlando
  • American Ido’s Grand Ole Opry Nights This Week
  • Two New Articles That Click On All The Right Tracks
  • Country Thunder Records Closes Doors
  • Rucker Rakes In 2nd Week At Number One
  • Angry Nashville Listeners Respond To Keith Bilrey’s Release
  • Dierks Does Mid-days On WSIX/Nashville
  • Crowds Jam Jamey Johnson Concert In NC
  • CRB/Edison Research Study Now Available
  • Teac HD-1 HD Radio Goes On Sale At Costco