Radio & Streaming Media New for 03-05-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio posts $404 million loss – san antonio business journal
  • Cox Radio’s Loss Widens on Hefty Write-Down as Revenue Drops 13% – wall street journal
  • Cox Radio posts hefty 4Q loss on writedown. Cox Radio posts hefty 4Q loss on writedown while advertising revenue slows in most markets – yahoo
  • Cox Radio Inc. Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript – seeking alpha
  • Investors Tune Out Cox Radio – yahoo
  • Cox, Clear Channel Dial Down Radio Revs – media daily news
  • Katz Online Net Adds Seven Radio Groups. Although Katz Online Network is not the largest audio network in terms of weekly listeners, it has the largest portfolio of terrestrial stations’ online streams – media week
  • Bonus time at Cumulus – radio business report
  • Auto Sales Continue to Spell Trouble for Satellite Radio – seeking alpha
  • Redstone reportedly fought CBS dividend cut – crains new york

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Cumulus cuts veteran Houston radio manager. Pat Fant, a mainstay of Houston radio for the past four decades, has been dismissed as market manager for Cumulus Media’s three Houston radio stations. – houston chronicle
  • Lynn Cullen gets WAMO talk radio gig – pittsburgh post gazette
  • Gross, Limerick to Replace Paul Harvey on ABC Radio – radio online
  • Peter Remington Named Cumulus/Houston Market Mgr. – radio online
  • SRA, NABOB ‘Disappointed With Arbitron’s Latest PPM Promises’ – radio and records
  • Randy Owen Presented Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award – cmt
  • KLSX talk format fades away without fuss – daily breeze
  • Spanish-language station tops area radio ratings – yakima herald
  • Mark Levin On WTAX! NewsRadio WTAX welcomes Mark Levin WTAX. – wtax
  • She’s a little bit country — and so is he, Dita Holyfield and Mike Gatlin are the official new morning team at country music station KHCM-FM 97.5, following a two-week tryout on the air. – honolulu star bulletin
  • Radio voice of Gold Sox among layoffs – appeal democrat

News & PR

  • Radio host sorry for joke. WXYT’s Valenti read joke about presumed-dead ex-Lion Smith on Monday broadcast. – detroit news
  • Radio host apologizes for ‘reprehensible’ comments about Lions’ Corey Smith – mlive
  • WXYT’s Mike Valenti apologizes for reading Corey Smith jokes – detroit freepress
  • Rain, Rush and All the Media News for the Week – sf gate
  • On Radio: Era passed with Paul Harvey. Singular radio voice was heard for 70 years – seattle pi
  • Compilation pays homage to radio great Paul Harvey – charelston daily mirror
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications Tunes in the Spirit of Paul Harvey – radio 2020
  • Richard Pegue, 1944-2009: Disc jockey who spun dusties on Chicago radio – chicago tribune
  • The Hardest Working Man In R&B Oldies (Richard Pegue) – the infinite dial
  • Dick Purtan Radiothon raises $2.3M for metro Detroit homeless – detroit freepress
  • Radio station to announce fuel site. Be prepared for WEBN-FM (102.7) to give you gas Friday – up to 20 gallons of free Shell gasoline. – cincinnati.com
  • Broadcast school closes without warning. Students a week away from graduating – wtnh hartford
  • Judge rules St. Olaf’s WCAL sale was valid – northfeld news
  • Forget radio: Bubba has another passion! – tampa bays 10
  • BusRadio gets mixed signals – denver post
  • WNBC goes digital in big news update with new channel New York Nonstop – new york daily news
  • Blastwave FX Releases Sound Effects Libraries on USB Flash Drives – radio magazine

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Focusrite Saffire / Audio-Technica Recording Package

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • DJs once all about music, not sex chatter. ‘The best music of your life’ — Richard Pegue will be missed – chicago sun times
  • Terrestrial-Satellite Radio – inside music media
  • RUSH CHALLENGES OBAMA TO A DEBATE: Radio host disses president’s policies, aides, speaking style and White House entertaining during Wed. show – eur web
  • Rush challenges Obama to debate – yahoo
  • Republican radio host is talk of the town – financial times
  • Radio host would entertain for GOP – oxford review
  • Mel won’t talk Rush, but Rush talks Mel – yahoo
  • Rudderless Republicans court radio king – google/afp
  • Ellen Goodman: Man Who Won’t Change, GOP deserve each other – state journal register
  • Rove: White House Targeting Limbaugh Is ‘Old Style Politics’ – fox news
  • Democrats Lampoon Rush Limbaugh’s Influence – the exception
  • Is This the New ‘Fairness’ Man? – human events
  • Free speech litmus test proposed. ‘Durbin Doctrine’ includes ‘frightening new government censorship powers’ – world net daily
  • MRC’s Bozell: FCC Nominees Must Vow to Protect Talk Radio Before Confirmation – news busters
  • Idaho gay-rights group criticizes Rupert’s Stevenson over talk radio comments – times news
  • Madison Mayor Clarifies Radio Show Marijuana Comments – channel 3000
  • Poll: Are Radio Stations Right to Censor the Eagles? – huffington post

FCC & Legal

  • Digital Media Entrepreneur is Obama’s FCC Pick – media bistro
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WUNC Radio Names Connie Walker General Manager – my nc
  • Public radio veteran Connie Walker picked to lead WUNC – triangle business journal
  • KERA-FM Wins Texas Associated Press Broadcast Awards – dallas business news
  • Garrison Keillor: the new-look Denver Post’s idea of a flaming lefty – denver westworld
  • No-Mans Land Inside an Iranian Police Station. – abc
  • Gresham: MetroEast chooses program director – oregon live
  • Listener Supported Radio Strong In Struggling Economy – kake10
  • Group hoping to launch new public radio station – valley morning star
  • WMAR. to seek FCC approval; shuts down AM radio – the marist circle
  • Mundelein radio station gives indies a voice – pioneer local
  • Provincetown radio station WOMR closes film series with Chaney tribute – wicked local

Streaming & Tech

  • Universal Music, YouTube near deal on music video site – cnet
  • SX agreements published; some parties still negotiating – rain
  • Unused text from PM from RAIN analysis re: SX – rain
  • Pandora offers users a new kind of Internet radio – the carolina

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PreSonus Audio 4×4 Firewire Recording Interfa INSPIRE

Radio News International:


  • BBC presenters banned from executive producing their own shows – guardian
  • 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
  • New manager at Lakeland Radio – radio today
  • Radio show auction Heats up – radio today
  • More Twitter tips for journos – radio today
  • Bristol radio station snaps up local rival – this is bristol
  • Kelly joins Radio Ulster line-up. Gerry Kelly is to join BBC Radio Ulster’s weekend line-up from April. – bbc
  • Tom’s radio voice is perfect for shoppers. Galway Bay FM’s man is the voice at Tuam checkouts – galway news
  • Radio presenter Andrea wins journalism award – fermanagh herald
  • Digital radio reception for Borders – the berwickshire news


  • Phillips launches Astral Media into adult standards format – vancouver sun
  • Canada won’t allow more foreign ownership of media – reuters


  • ABC Radio ratings jump in first survey – australian business
  • 3AW and other talk radio stations ratings winners – herald sun
  • Sydney Radio listeners switch off tunes, switch on talk – live news au
  • Alan Jones still radio king, but Adam Spencer closing in – herald sun
  • 2GB Radio king Alan Jones 140th radio rating win FM suffers – news.com.au
  • Jamie Dunn’s radio return a flop – coiriermail
  • 2GB Radio king Alan Jones 140th radio rating win FM suffers – adelaide now
  • Radio ratings show Triple J is doing something right – perth now
  • Greg Henricks loses cancer battle – goldcoast
  • Radio news great Greg Henricks loses battle with cancer – live news au
  • Malcolm Turnbull in steamy radio ambush on FiveAA – the australian
  • Bligh gets ‘piratey’ on commercial radio – abc news
  • PluggedIn-Radio seeks to clear signal in trying times – reuters india
  • Vision Radio 2009. ‘Radio will fulfil the need for micro marketing and focused communication.’. business line india
  • Radio station sorry for heat – news24 south africa
  • Groups condemn Nambia’s shut down of radio – iol
  • Syria Squeezes Private Media – isn
  • Why Toni and Sam click – business mirror ph


Radio & Records

  • Remington To Run Cumulus’ Houston Cluster
  • Cox Radio Has Q4 Loss Of $357 Million
  • Cox Q1 Pacing Down 20%, Ads Booking Late
  • Neil Blasts Royalties Bill
  • SRA, NABOB ‘Disappointed With Arbitron’s Latest PPM Promises’
  • Copyright Office Publishes Streaming Rate Agreement
  • Riley Takes Over ‘Now’ For Gosselin
  • Villanueva Departs Dial Global
  • Harvey Presiding Over NABOB Communications Awards Dinner
  • Anti-Performance Fee Resolution Gains Support
  • Fant Exits Cumulus/Houston
  • Updated: Genachowski Nominated To Head FCC
  • Street Talk: Cataldo Gets The Point
  • Godin Keynotes CRS-40
  • Words From Paul Harvey’s Friend
  • Street Talk: What’s Up In The Haute?
  • WW1 Restructures Debt
  • Updated: Sales Promotions At Greater Media/Philadelphia
  • Katz Online Delivering 52 Million Monthly Listener Sessions
  • Smyth Supports ‘Reinvention Project’ For Radio
  • House Postpones Wednesday’s Royalties Hearing
  • Finney Out At Salem

All Access

  • YouTube and Universal Music Are Said to Discuss Deal
  • Remington Named Market Manager At Cumulus/Houston
  • Obama Press Sec On Limbaugh: “I Wish I Had A Radio. I Don’t”
  • Report: CT School Of Broadcasting Hartford-Area Campus Closes
  • Canada Won’t Relax Foreign Ownership Limits, Says Finance Minister
  • Play MPE Encoder v.4 Released
  • KCMP Sale Upheld By Court
  • WXYT’s Valenti Apologizes For Corey Smith Joke
  • Walker Upped To GM At WUNC
  • BBC Changes Producer Rules After ‘Sachsgate’
  • Tomahawk Buys Star 107.2/Bristol, England
  • Kelly Joins BBC Radio Ulster
  • Chris Brown Expected In Court Today
  • ABC Offers Gil Gross, Doug Limerick In Paul Harvey Slots
  • The Weekly Pop 20 With Ann Duran Launches

Radio Ink

  • Harvey Time Slots Go To Gross, Limerick
  • SRA, NABOB Unhappy With Arbitron PPM Commitments
  • Limbaugh To Obama: Debate Me
  • Changes At Greater Media/Philly
  • CRB Honors 2009 Radio, DJ Hall Of Famers
  • Smyth: Time To Reinvent Radio Sales
  • AURN To Recognize Mayo, Batts
  • Neil: Cox Radio Brands Strong In Tough Environment
  • Cox Radio Revenues Drop In Q4, Full Year
  • Gores Group To Take Control Of Westwood One
  • Dial Global Re-Ups Weather Channel, Adds Affiliate Sales
  • Genachowski Gets Official Nod As FCC Chair
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support
  • Katz Online Network Attracts 4 Million Weekly Listeners


  • Cox Radio Posts $357.3 Million Loss In Q4
  • Jules Riley adds PD duties at Now 97.5/Philly as Don Gosselin exits
  • Peter Smyth on Radio Reinvention
  • Pirate Bay trial winding down
  • more Fairness Doctrine commentary

Inside Radio

  • PDs like “Rush” of attention.
  • White House slams radio.
  • Ongaro gets probation.
  • “Everything is on sale.”
  • Neil: No sales cuts.
  • Lawyers win Interep bankruptcy.
  • Feds detail streaming rates.
  • ABC Radio name temporary Harvey hosts
  • Dave Ramsey answers your questions.
  • Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: AC Trio.

Radio Business Report

  • Minority broadcasters still dissatisfied with PPM
  • Financial ducks in a row for Westwood One
  • Tough times took Clear Channel down double digits
  • Talker gets five-year sentence
  • Bonus time at Cumulus
  • Cox Radio revenues fell 13.1% in Q4
  • Two radio pioneers dead
  • SHO Emmy campaign goes mobile
  • Listening to Internet Radio increased 37% Last Year
  • 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

Radio Online

  • Gross, Limerick to Replace Paul Harvey on ABC Radio
  • NABOB, SRA Disappointed With Latest PPM Promises
  • Peter Remington Named Cumulus/Houston Market Mgr.
  • Copyright Office Publishes Streaming Rate Agreement
  • Jules Riley Adds PD Duties at Now 97.5/Philadelphia
  • Cox Radio Q4 Revenue Down 13%, Loss Widens to $357M
  • Russo, Brown Promoted at Greater Media/Philadelphia
  • Katz Online Delivering 52M Monthly Listener Sessions
  • WKKT-FM Charlotte hires Andy Woods for afternoons
  • WMXQ-FM/Jacksonville MD/morning host Greg Tanner exits
  • KSMX-AM/Santa Maria, CA, Program Director and group Production Director Nick Le Duff exits
  • Pacey exits mornings at Hot AC KLLY-FM (Kelly 95.3)/Bakersfield
  • KZZP-FM/Phoenix MD/afternoon host Chino moves to afternoons on Rhythmic CHR KYLD-FM
  • Parttimer Laurie Cataldo is upped to middays at Hot AC WJLK-FM
  • WINZ-AM/Miami ousts syndicated Don Imus for Air America’s Rachel Maddow
  • Premiere Radio is discontinuing syndication of “Costas on the Radio”
  • Paul Savage joins Sports KGSO-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • UPDATED: Voters Say Limbaugh Not GOP’s Leader
  • It’s About Time Somebody Said It
  • So Who Is Julius Genachowski?
  • Tribute To The Men And Women In Blue
  • How You Can Honor Paul Harvey


  • Arbitron – Tampa, Columbus OH, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, New Orleans
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City and Buffalo
  • Richard Pegue of WVON Chicago Has Passed

All About Country

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  • Tonight Swift Makes Guest Appearance On ‘CSI’ Thursday
  • To Whizz or Not To Whizz
  • WKKT Selects Andy Woods For PM Drive Time