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Radio & Streaming Media New for Monday 03-09-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Opie and Anthony Out at K-Rock. – media bistro
  • Sirius closes $530 million Liberty investment deal – yahoo
  • CBS sells Denver radio stations – denver post
  • Regent Communications reports $45M net loss in ‘08 – albany business review
  • Advertisers are tuning out radio in troubled economy – san antonio business journal
  • CNN “Quietly” Courting Ryan Seacrest? That’s the Buzz – rich lieberman report
  • Oprah Radio Launches on SIRIUS XM – yahoo
  • What happens to radio co-hosts? – app.com
  • Mourners pay tribute to radio legend Paul Harvey – yahoo
  • Fla. shuts pirate radio station over drugs, gangs – yahoo
  • Cram Expands Syracuse Cluster with WWDG-FM for $1.5M – radio online
  • Duluth radio station sued over canceled Lucinda Williams concert – duluth news tribune
  • Radio personality Teddy Bart charged in prostitution sting – tennessean.com
  • Radio in trouble – but not on the Internet (Ben Fong-Torres/Radio Waves) – sf gate
  • Morning Skim: Rush Bashing, Coulter Called Out, Talk Radio Gender Gap and More – ny times
  • Former Eminem producers lose royalty decision – cnet
  • Fiona Phillips steps in for Simon Mayo on Radio 5 Live – guardian
  • Maggie Barry to take over Ralston’s radio slot – yahoo nz

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp. and CMP Susquehanna Corp. Announce Exchange Offer for 9 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 of CMP Susquehanna Corp. – business wire
  • Liberty Closes Phase Two Of Sirius Investment; Takes Stake In Company – paid content
  • Sirius closes $530 million Liberty investment deal – yahoo
  • Sirius XM Lays 2009 Debt Issues to Rest – seeking alpha
  • Sirius Is Now Every Broker’s Dream – seeking alpha
  • Sirius Needs to Provide the Goods, Now – seeking alpha
  • Wilks Buys More Radio Stations from CBS – pe hub
  • CBS sells Denver radio stations – denver post
  • Regent Communications reports $45M net loss in ‘08 – albany business review
  • Regent narrows loss for 4Q, 2008 – cincinnati business courier
  • Advertisers are tuning out radio in troubled economy – san antonio business journal
  • Digital Advertising’s Surprising Economics. A new study from the 4A’s calls into question some general beliefs about online advertising – adweek
  • Distressed investors to leave media, others in cold – reuters
  • Vivendi Chief Says Rising Unemployment ‘Biggest Fear’ – bloomberg
  • M&A Could Pick Up in Second Half of 2009 – broadcasting and cable
  • Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Cox Radio – earth times
  • WPP Sales Leap in 2008 – media buyer planner

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Opie and Anthony Out at K-Rock. According to their Twitter feed CBS’s New York City “alternative rock” station K-Rock 92.3 has let go from their morning drive time duo Opie and Anthony. – media bistro
  • CNN “Quietly” Courting Ryan Seacrest? That’s the Buzz – rich lieberman report
  • Country artists vie for radio programmers’ attention – tennessean.com
  • Oprah Radio Launches on SIRIUS XM – yahoo
  • Catch Oprah on the Airwaves 24/7 – chicagoist
  • ‘Mandatory Metallica’ Channel to Air on Sirius XM Radio – yahoo
  • No MLB yet for Sirius subscribers – sports business journal
  • Ann Arbor’s WAAM radio makes lineup changes, gains in ratings – mlive
  • Terre Haute radio station switching formats – trib star
  • What happens to radio co-hosts? – app.com
  • Dallas Mavericks’ broadcast team coming up for fresh air – star telegram
  • Milwaukee Iron forges radio partnership with ESPN Milwaukee – our sports central
  • In with the Rays, out with the Braves (WIQR) – montgomery advertiser
  • Statmore to Co-Host Radio Show on March 16th – our sports central

News & PR

  • Mourners pay tribute to radio legend Paul Harvey – yahoo
  • Nation Bids Farewell To Radio Pioneer Paul Harvey – us world and news report
  • Fla. shuts pirate radio station over drugs, gangs – yahoo
  • FL shuts radio station over drugs (video) – abclocal
  • Florida shuts pirate radio station over drugs, gangs – times of india
  • Cram Expands Syracuse Cluster with WWDG-FM for $1.5M – radio online
  • It’s Raining Radios On Robert Gibbs! – radio 2020
  • Duluth radio station sued over canceled Lucinda Williams concert – duluth news tribune
  • Radio show throws small biz a lifeline (Ed Shultz) – denver post
  • Radio personality Teddy Bart charged in prostitution sting – tennessean.com
  • Talk-radio host tackles anti-American myths (Michael Medved) – galveston county daily news
  • County kicks off Radio Ready project – daily sound
  • Andrew P. Mark, 58, music writer, producer – philadelphia inquirer
  • No more 6 minutes in the morning – az daily sun
  • Matt Damon sprains ankle, pranked by radio host – cleveland.com
  • Seth Godin highlights from the Country Radio Seminar – hear 2.0
  • Tom Calhoun: A voice that resonates for Blues fans – bnd.com

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Talk radio needs a little more Harvey – democrat and chronicle
  • Going for the Gold – jacobs media
  • A Secondary Benefit of “The First Exit” – tommy kramer
  • Radio: Head in the clouds – gorman media blog
  • Creating “Luck by Design” – hear 2.0
  • Radio in trouble – but not on the Internet (Ben Fong-Torres/Radio Waves) – sf gate
  • When ‘On Air’ was worth hearing. The death of Philadelphia radio legend Frank Ford reminds us of the days of significant local broadcasting. – philadelphia inquirer
  • BOBBY OCEAN’S SUNDAY RADIO CARTOON: Boss Radio 2009 – dad oday
  • Why a writer has to love the radio – az daily sun
  • Are we being ripped off? – james cridland
  • Morning Skim: Rush Bashing, Coulter Called Out, Talk Radio Gender Gap and More – ny times
  • Rush Limbaugh Gives Liberals the Business, Gets Plenty Himself – la times
  • Anti-Obama retains radio power – cnn
  • Rush Limbaugh implies Senator Ted Kennedy will be dead by the time health care reform bill passes- ny daily news
  • Limbaugh’s Audience Size? It’s Largely Up in the Air – washington post
  • The mouth that roared. There’s nothing conservative about the boost to WABC radio from Rush Limbaugh’s resurgence – crains new york
  • LIMBAUGH: Does fascism lurk behind the comedy? – the news tribune
  • Matthews echoed Kurtz’s baseless claim that Limbaugh’s ratings have recently “doubled” – media matters
  • Who are Rush Limbaugh’s listeners? – christian science monitor
  • Limbaugh’s ‘Dittohead’ count elusive – az daily sun
  • In the long run, Limbaugh will win – concord monitor
  • Who Won and Lost in the Limbaugh Debacle? – jossip
  • Rush Limbaugh is good listening, but his way of thinking is changing politics for the worse – mlive
  • Rush vs. Michael: The GOP’s future hangs in balance – delmarva now
  • Mr. ‘Total Conservative’ an Interview With Mike Huckabee – marion star
  • Fairness Doctrine ‘Debate’ Goes Off the Deep End – huffington post
  • Freedoms coming under assault – montgomery advertiser
  • Pelosi Backs Talk Radio Regulations – newsmax
  • Inhofe: Localism is a Threat to Freedom of Speech – american chronicle
  • Eliminating free enterprise is unfair – the morning call

FCC & Legal

  • House Bill Revisits Local Radio, LPFM Rules – radio magazine
  • Transfer of WCC radio license sought – journal patriot
  • Former Eminem producers lose royalty decision – cnet
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • Motley Fool debates wireless Net radio’s threat to Sirius XM – rain
  • Internet radio offers something for everyone – the earth times
  • StarPlayr Sirius Satellite Radio iPhone App Canceled – gizmodo
  • Turn a Vintage Radio into a Wi-Fi Internet Radio – lifehacker
  • Memory of classic radio lives through modern technology – hudson hub times

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Fiona Phillips steps in for Simon Mayo on Radio 5 Live – guardian
  • Community radio – a rare success story – guardian
  • Radio Northwick Park up for five broadcasting gongs – harrow times
  • UK Asian Music Award for BBC – radio today
  • Voice-Over Brian James dies – radio today
  • A Real help for Northwest kids – radio today
  • Mars (Planets) attacks XFM – radio today
  • Community radio surges ahead – radio today

Canada

  • From ‘rock jock’ to pulpit. CJOB’s Larry Updike returns to his Christian roots – winnipeg free press

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Jacobs Is ‘Going For The Gold’
  • Corgan To Testify On Performance Rights
  • Sirius XM Gets Liberty (Media) From Some Debt Pressure
  • Edison, CRB Reveal 13,000 P-1 Study
  • Regent Revenue Down 5% In Q4 As Losses Narrow
  • Street Talk: Foxx Is A Star
  • Execs, Artists Face Off At CRS
  • Internet Radio: Untied
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 6, 2009
  • Radio Mourns Brian James
  • Obit: Richard Pegue
  • Update: Citadel Moves To OTC Board
  • Mess Mopped Up At Star 94
  • Nielsen Releases Pilot Ratings Study Results
  • More Emmis Layoffs In Chicago
  • A Radio Six-Pack Of Deals Filed With FCC
  • A Day In The Life Of Radio: Five Days Without A Deal
  • Gustines & Foxx Exit Kiss FM
  • Street Talk: Noble Exits In Saginaw
  • Street Talk: Garstin Exits 101X
  • Castle Exits KGSR
  • Street Talk: Powell Mounts Phoenix’s Peak
  • Strube & Falconi: Radio Moguls
  • Radio’s Not-So-Secret Service To White House
  • Kosann Opens Compass Media Networks
  • McGavren Guild To Rep Salem/New York

All Access

  • House Judiciary Hears From Pumpkins’ Corgan Today
  • Jacobs Media Encourages Radio To Voice Tax Opposition
  • Jury Sides With Universal In Eminem Lawsuit
  • Funeral Held For Paul Harvey
  • Emergency? County Says ‘Turn On The Radio’
  • Arbitron Moves HQs To Maryland
  • Pirate Busted In Orlando
  • WAY-FM Buys WPAL-F
  • No Deal Yet For MLB On Sirius
  • Promoter Sues Station For Concert’s Low Ticket Sales
  • Limbaugh Comment Gets DCCC Riled… Again
  • George Coles Exits PD Chair At WHLG
  • Mike Lyons Trades In His Cheesehead Hat
  • Conclave Offers Another Free Webinar
  • Wolfe Joins eImagingPro
  • Fabchannel Shuts Down
  • Fabchannel Shuts Down
  • StreetPulse: U2 Stays On Top
  • CRS-40 Is One For The History Books
  • Sheila E. Crowned Winner Of CMT’s ‘Gone Country 3’
  • Mercury/Nashville Launches ‘People Are Crazy’ Website
  • Thousands Rally With John And Ken
  • ABC Radio Networks Offers More Huckabee
  • WAUK Pumps Iron
  • Haze Looks Good In Pink, Right?
  • Lotta Tube Time For WLKT
  • Redding News Review Adds Two Affiliates
  • It’s Two New Clients For Randy Cox
  • Memorial Service Information for Brian James
  • Report: WEBN Veteran Ty Williams Dies At 72
  • Grand Ole Opry Member Hank Locklin Passes

Radio Ink

  • Arbitron Moves HQ
  • Mourners Bid Farewell To Paul Harvey
  • NABOB To Hold Communications Awards Dinner
  • Anselmo Wins Rivers Award As CRB Presents Humanitarian, Promotion Honors
  • Kerr Joins Triton Digital Media As VP/Strategy
  • Press Secretary Gibbs Gets A Radio — Or Several
  • Survey: Country Fans Turning To Radio More
  • Nielsen: Cellphone-Only Homes Listen To More Radio
  • Regent Revenues Down In Q4
  • Wilks Closes On Denver Deal
  • Liberty, Sirius XM Close On Deal
  • Emmis Cuts 7.5 Percent Of Workforce
  • Kosann’s Compass Media Offers ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’
  • Salem/New York Signs With McGavren Guild
  • S&P Downgrades Radio One
  • ND Stations Hit With Public File Fines
  • Streaming Royalties Agreement Published

FMQB

  • Sirius XM & Liberty Media Deal Closes
  • NABOB Calls For Opposition To Performance Rights Act
  • Regent Broadcasting releases fourth quarter results.
  • Debt mounting for CBS
  • Jim Kerr joins Triton Digital Media
  • Oprah relaunches satelitte channel
  • The music business’ new Internet problem
  • Sirius XM’s Web radio strategy
  • Genachowski faces high expectations at FCC

Inside Radio

  • Westwood One gets NFL play.
  • Westwood One to exit NYSE.
  • Executives take pay cuts.
  • Ask Dave Ramsey: Buy, sell or hold?
  • Auto drops even in car-crazed L.A.
  • Bill Stakelin: Advertisers returning.
  • Gold and platinum ammunition.
  • Station sued over missed spots.
  • FCC shuts down Christian pirate.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Triton Media Group’s EVP/Programming Beau Phillips

Radio Business Report

  • Sirius XM gets some more breathing room
  • Limbaugh remains in eye of hurricane
  • Minority broadcasters still dissatisfied with PPM
  • Citadel’s stock rebounds
  • CRB announces Humanitarian, Radio Promotion Awards
  • Dick Bartley signs with United Stations
  • Regent CEO says radio has to bring in new advertisers
  • Financial ducks in a row for Westwood One
  • Nielsen hails success of sticker diary test
  • Citadel is the ultimate Penny Stock
  • Obama spokesman can now tune in
  • Clock starts for stations to accept NAB online rates
  • ABCRN updates programming for Paul Harvey timeslots
  • Peter Kosann launches Compass Media Networks
  • Tough times took Clear Channel down double digits
  • Talker gets five-year sentence

Radio Online

  • PRA Hearing Unlikely to Proclaim That Radio is King
  • Cram Expands Syracuse Cluster with WWDG-FM for $1.5M
  • Wilks Closes 3-Station Deal in Denver with CBS Corp.
  • Sirius XM Radio Closes On Liberty Media Investment
  • Regent Q4 Net Broadcast Revs Down 5%, Loss Narrows
  • Legendary Voiceover Talent Brian James Dead at 48
  • Morning hosts Marco, Shannon & Superphat Mikey, aka “The Morning Mess,” exit Lincoln Financial CHR WSTR-FM
  • Chuck Powell moves to mornings at Variety Hits KPKX-FM (98-7 The Peak)/Phoenix
  • WRKS-FM (98.7 Kiss FM)/New York APD/MD Julie Gustines and morning host Jeff Foxx are out
  • CBS Radio flips Sports/Talk KSFN-AM/Las Vegas to a children’s format as KYDZ-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • “Radio’s Not Dying, But It’s In A Coma”
  • Jennings Pens New Book On Censorship
  • Quick Boards Emmis Restructuring Train
  • Final Tributes To Paul Harvey
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Oprah Now Speaking out on NBC- But Chris Brown Wants Misdemeanor Plea, No Jail Time
  • Chris Brown and Rihanna story continues. Oprah speaks to NBC.
  • Arbitron – Charlotte, Birmingham
  • Arbitron – Miami, Nashville, Memphis

All About Country

  • Arbitron Moves Headquarters To Columbia MD
  • Hank Locklin Passes At 91
  • Richchet’s Bass Player Injured In Fall
  • Hendricks Takes Another Radio Road Trip
  • Critque Me, PLEASE!
  • Darius Rucker Rakes In The Number One ‘Hot 40’ Spot
  • Texas Regional Radio Top Ten
  • Brad Pailley’s American Saturday Night, Releases June 30
  • Rascal Flatts Shoots Here Comes Goodbye Video
  • ACM Names Album Of The Year Nominees
  • Gloriana Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut