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Radio & Streaming Media News for 04-23-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Journal Communications’ net income drops 98 percent the milwaukee business journal
  • Arbitron Clarifies MRC Accreditation Status of Diary-Based, Local Market Radio Ratings Services yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Renews Diary Market Contract with Arbitron audio video producer
  • KLSX radio cuts the talk, increases its ratings la times
  • WOMC drops Ted ‘The Bear’ Richards in consolidation detroit news
  • Reimagining Radio as a Spectator Sport ny times
  • Billy Bob Thornton Explains Bizarre Radio Interview us magazine
  • NAB Names Crystal Radio Award Winners fmqb
  • Radio station reporter arrested in OKC (Calvin Wright) kjrh
  • Ed Schultz’s MSNBC Ratings Have Gone From Small To Microscopic kx net
  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner? (Paul Gardner) radio and records
  • FCC Names New Members Of Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age digital producer
  • WHYY cites budget woes as it lays off 17 staffers philly.com
  • Last.fm introduces subscription radio model music ally
  • Hulu, Labels Said to Be in Talks on Music-Video Site bloomberg
  • Another commercial radio station to close – the 13th since 2007 guardian
  • Barrie tuned out by the CBC canoe

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Clarifies MRC Accreditation Status of Diary-Based, Local Market Radio Ratings Services yahoo
  • KLSX radio cuts the talk, increases its ratings la times
  • KLSX challenges KIIS with switch from talk to Top 40 la times
  • Reimagining Radio as a Spectator Sport ny times
  • WOMC drops Ted ‘The Bear’ Richards in consolidation detroit news
  • Big changes at CBS Radio’s WOMC and WYCD. detroit news
  • Radio Panel Debates PPM, Audience Retention Strategies billboard
  • Cox Radio Taps First Black Female Market Controller radio online
  • Former Wendy Williams Co-Host Lands New Radio Show (Charlamagne Tha God) sohh
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Covers Every Pick of the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25-26 pr newswire
  • Wake Up Wakulla! larry taylor and ed brimner wake up wakulla.gifConservative talk radio Wakulla style has arrived. wakulla.com

News & PR

  • Beasley Broadcast Group Renews Diary Market Contract with Arbitron audio video producer
  • U2 singer Bono’s statement on radio royalties surprising to WXRP big ny daily news
  • Billy Bob Thornton Explains Bizarre Radio Interview us magazine
  • Billy Bob Thornton Didn’t Understand The Fuss Over Radio Interview vh1
  • Thornton says CBC Radio blow-up gave ‘humpbacked geeks’ something to do the record
  • NAB Names Crystal Radio Award Winners fmqb
  • NAB: Mays, Walters, Gabbert Presented Quaal Awards radio and records
  • 2009 NAB Show Attendance Announced radio magazine
  • Return home looms for radio host. Father accused of making child porn concord monitor
  • KDGE Dallas Renunion 945reunion
  • Radio station reporter arrested in OKC. An Oklahoma City radio personality is among four people arrested for lewd conduct at Lake Hefner. (Calvin Wright) kjrh
  • Blue Iris Dead: Howard Stern’s ‘Wack Pack’ Member Removed From Life-Support the post chronicle
  • E Street Band’s Little Steven spins into WROR today boston radio watch
  • Historic jazz radio station gets the financial blues. (KRML) monterey county weekly
  • WNYC Opens New Studio With Radio Plays and Readings; Callaway, Mitchell, Yorinks Featured playbill
  • Ex-KFI host John Ziegler alleges ‘Media Malpractice’ His movie on coverage 2008 election coverage screens at Newport fest. oc register
  • Milwaukee TV and Radio js online
  • Eagle Radio brings home Twain honor north platte telegraph
  • Allen radio ad helps promote area port huron times herald
  • Donations needed to save Kingston Morning Radio record online
  • Jefferson councilor, radio host dies at 53. Family, friends and radio personalities from Louisiana and Texas met Wednesday in Jefferson to celebrate the life of Floyd Keith “Barney” Cannon. longview news journal
  • Former WFAA-TV (Radio) news anchor Bob Gooding dies at 76 dallas morning news
  • Oakland’s Real Radio Station the oak book
  • Happy Birthday to 100.1 The Beat! WXBT-FM celebrates six years of spinning mainstream urban music on the FM dial this year, but it’s throwing you the party. columbia free times
  • Radio personality, auto dealer co-chair United Way campaign news tribune
  • Wednesday’s Radio And TV Openness ohio media watch
  • Famous talk show host will shine spotlight on moms (Laura Schlessinger) sun journal

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner? Paul Gardner rumored to be on FCC commissioner list radio and records
  • FCC Seeks to Level Playing Field for FM Service in Rural Areas, AM Auctions radio world
  • FCC Names New Members Of Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age digital producer
  • Adelstein still on the warpath over PPM and VNRs radio business report
  • Public Interest Law Firm Sues Napolitano the bulletin
  • The Pirate and the Talk Show Lawyer export law blog

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Michigan Radio’s audience at record numbers. Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan broadcasting locally at WUOM (91.7 FM), has reached a record level in its weekly listening audience. mlive
  • Boyfriend of U.S. journalist jailed in Iran waits, hopes la times
  • PBS radio show simulcasts on big screen florida today
  • Riding the waves: NPR affiliate radio personality brings it home to Alton the telegraph
  • Miles radio station coming to Demopolis demopolis times
  • KHSU boosts signal in Eel River Valley; new translators for Southern Humboldt the humboldt beacon
  • Colorado Public Radio pledge drive all about the debt denver westword
  • WHYY cites budget woes as it lays off 17 staffers philly.com
  • KEDM turns 18, goes digital the new star
  • Laurie L. Meador: Clarifying a point on local radio summit daily news
  • KBWC nabs top award marshall news messenger
  • HOPKINS: The spirit of radio lives on WBNY tonawanda news
  • Pacifica radio at 60: A sanctuary of dissent the northport gazette
  • Fort Worth ISD unveils student-run radio station pegasus news
  • New Unrest on Campus as Donors Rebel wall street journal
  • Grace Community Church hosts Dave Ramsey money talk mcdowell news
  • 2009 Christian Radio Stations of the Year Announced the crhistian post

Streaming & Tech

  • Radio Eyes Twitter Application for iTunes at National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention This Week yahoo
  • Last.fm introduces subscription radio model music ally
  • Technology: Music lovers discover internet radio and playlists nj.com
  • DRM makes presence felt at NAB 2009 radio and music
  • WHY DOESN”T YOUR “404 MESSAGE” MAKE MORE FRIENDS FOR YOUR RADIO STATION OR BUSINESS? danoday
  • Online Radio Listening inside music media
  • Thanks to everyone involved for a great RAIN Internet Radio Summit! rain
  • Are You Content With Your Content? the infinite dial
  • Surging sales of Apple iPods, iPhones boost profit and revenue la times
  • What recession? Apple sees best non-holiday quarter ever the industry standard
  • Mac Mini Media Center: Get Content pc world
  • Hulu, Labels Said to Be in Talks on Music-Video Site bloomberg
  • Chris DeWolfe Out as MySpace CEO Part of major management shakeup at social networking giant adweek
  • Pirate Bay judge and pro-copyright lobbyist accused of bias the register
  • Bittorrent’s Bram Cohen on the music biz. Gazing into the smudgy crystal ball of P2P the register

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Another commercial radio station to close – the 13th since 2007. Bollywood music station Zee Radio closes – the 13th commercial station to go since 2007 guardian
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s Shaheen signed up by local radio station guardian
  • Radio review guardian
  • Community radio station seeks volunteers ic lanarkshire
  • South Northumberland radio station struggling for funds journal live
  • Capital shuffle as Lucio exits radio today
  • Radio City founder ready to retire radio today
  • UKRD extends offer deadline radio today
  • Camfield back on Xfm breakfast radio today
  • Swansea presenter gets filmed radio today
  • EMI Appoints U.K. President billboard
  • Online, on demand, on trial james cridland’s blog
  • British singer Bragg blasts EU copyright extension salon
  • State Radio and Television may merge the baltic times

Canada

  • Barrie tuned out by the CBC canoe
  • Radio station behind Tuesday’s $100-bill giveaway chca news
  • Radio station behind mystery woman with free money. canada.com

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Radio Pakistan keen to reform Indian elections new kerala
  • Big 92.7 FM Chennai launches Mooduketha Mix music awards business of cinema
  • Security forces crack down on (Thai) anti-government radio and TV stations ifex
  • Congo May Halt French Radio Broadcasts Over ‘Destabilization’ bloomberg
  • General Mega Dee in radio venture obverver.ug

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner?Paul Gardner rumored to be on FCC commissioner list
  • NAB: Mays, Walters, Gabbert Presented Quaal Awards
  • Payola Consent Decrees In Works
  • Journal Radio Revenues Fall Nearly 22% in Q1
  • Beasley Renews Contract With Arbitron In Five Diary Markets
  • Stock Market Snapshot, April 22, 2009
  • Jennings Leads WW1 Interactive Sales
  • UPDATE: Programming Positions Defined At Radio One/Detroit
  • IFPI: U.S. Music Sales Slump 18.6%
  • Clear Channel Looking To Refinance Debt
  • ‘Soundie’ Awards Handed Out In Seattle
  • R&R To Harnen: ‘Where Are You Now?’
  • Street Talk: Stone Rolls Out Of Zone
  • Radio Panel Debates PPM, Audience Retention Strategies
  • KABC’s Vin Scully Inducted Into NAB Hall of Fame
  • Nettleton To ‘Wibbage FM’ Mornings
  • Cochran And RTNDA Staffers Honored
  • NAB Show Attracts Nearly 84,000
  • NAB: 2009 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Announced
  • NAB Ratchets Up War On Performance Royalties Bill
  • Arbitron Revenue Up 4.7% In Q1
  • Veterans Honor WTOP Staffer
  • Professional Journalists: No Fairness Doctrine
  • Street Talk: Kevin & Bean Add Another
  • CBS Recaps 100 Days

All Access

  • Report: Labels In Serious Talks With Hulu.com
  • FCC Sets Diversity Committee Meeting, Members
  • Regent Shareholders Consider Reverse Split
  • Geronimo Nixes Podcast Over CBS ‘Indecency’ Policy
  • KCOH/Houston Sold
  • 17 Jobs Cut At WHYY
  • Bank Files To Take Over KZAT
  • Two Newcap AM Stations Get OK To Move To FM
  • Z93’s Pat Clark Gets To Talk
  • Child Singing Sensation To Host Special For Swansea Bay Radio
  • BET To Offer New Channel For Adults
  • Jamey Johnson, Pat Green Featured In Playboy Music Series
  • Macklin Goes To WBZ Radio
  • Stelton Exits Sporting News Radio
  • Morgan Exits Columbia’s ‘Game’
  • Radio Reporter Arrested For Exposure
  • Ex-NHLers Duguay, Daneyko Team For Sirius XM Show
  • Talk Show Asks For Donations To Stay On WGHQ
  • ‘Watchdog’ Minutes Added At WGUL, WLSS
  • Jeff Rizzo Is A Daddeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Radio Ink

  • Beasley Re-Ups With Arbitron In Diary Markets
  • Journal Revenues Drop Sharply In Q1
  • Music Of Your Life To Air Shows Live From Branson
  • Arbitron Revenue Rises In Q1
  • Clear Channel Looking To Reorganize Debt
  • Ramiro Torres Takes Over Weekend Top 40 Rhythmic Mix
  • Cochran Receives Honors From NAB, RTNDA
  • NAB Show Attracts More Than 80,000
  • Jennings Joins Westwood One For Interactive Sales
  • WIBC, WKRQ Among Crystal Radio Award Winners
  • FCC Sets Rural Radio Rulemaking
  • More Lawmakers Sign On To Local Radio Freedom Act

FMQB

  • Adelstein Talks Payola Consent Decrees, More At NAB
  • Global Music Sales Drop Eight Percent In 2008
  • NAB Names Crystal Radio Award Winners
  • Beasley renews Arbitron contract
  • More lawmakers back Local Radio Freedom Act, Cochraine promoted to GM of Rock Ridge Music
  • Yahoo! plans more job cuts
  • Congress plans new P2P probe
  • Online piracy at the tipping point?
  • Is Bob Dylan ending his Sirius XM show?

Inside Radio

  • Auto ad cuts may be slowing.
  • McDonald’s to increase ad efforts.
  • Regent eyes reverse-stock split.
  • “Amp” making impact in L.A.
  • MRC’s diary review continues.
  • Beasley renews Arbitron diary deal.
  • Indecency ends Geronimo comeback.
  • FCC renews Diversity Committee.
  • Jennings gets Westwood One role.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron Q1 net income down; revenue up
  • The Rush to eat crow
  • Social networking growth outpaces email
  • Clear Channel looking to restructure
  • NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners
  • Crystal Radio Award winners named
  • NAB is not pro Bono when it comes to royalties
  • CRB finalizes Board for 2009-2010
  • Music of Your Life signs development deal
  • Clear Channel waxes Congress

Radio Online

  • Beasley Broadcast Renews Diary Markets w/Arbitron
  • Cox Radio Taps First Black Female Market Controller
  • Journal Broadcast Q1 Radio Revenues Fall 22%
  • Arbitron Clarifies MRC Status of Diary-Based Ratings
  • WWI Appoints Jennings Director of Interactive Sales
  • Ramiro to Host Rhythmic Mix of ”Weekend Top 30”
  • Fox Sports Radio to Air 9th Annual NFL Draft Weekend
  • Former NH Host Charged with Child Porn Possession
  • Adelstein: Payola Consent Decrees Are In The Works
  • WOMC-FM/Detroit afternoon personality Ted “The Bear” Richards is out
  • KROQ-FM/Los Angeles morning hosts Kevin & Bean add mornings on Alternative KEDJ
  • Zakk Tyler, former morning host and Falcons host at WZGC-FM (Dave FM)/Atlanta is now doing sports for Tribune Company’s WXIN-TV
  • WNYZ-FM (Pulse 87)New York adds Niko for afternoons and Borasio for middays
  • WDKF-FM (Channel 94.5)/Dayton adds syndicated Elvis Duran to mornings
  • WILW-FM/Avalon, NJ, taps “Diamond Jim” Nettleton for mornings

NTS Aircheck

  • Prager Vs. Perez On Larry King Live
  • 416 Million Mobile Devices By 2012
  • Westwood One Interacts With Michelle Jennings
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia
  • News – Jennifer Hudson and Radio One Women’s Empowerment
  • News – Radio One Detroit PD Duties Dispersed
  • News – Charlamagne Takes Over Mornings at 100.3 The Beat
  • News – Update: Funeral Services for Ray-Ray Russell

All About Country

  • Rumors Heat Up: Jimmy Harnen Leaving Capitol Nashville
  • Collin Raye Readies For His 5th Platinum Album
  • Nashville TV I-Team Investigates WhiteStar
  • More PPM Monthlies Due Today
  • Beasley & Arbitron: Happy Together
  • Rascal Flatts Unstoppable At #1
  • Seth Segues To Apex Music
  • Faith Hill Gets Redbook Cover
  • Kevin Herring Gets 2-More Years
  • Clear Channel Details Local Initiatives
  • Dean Brody Gets His Opry Debut
  • TelluRide Shoots Pencil Marks Video
  • KTTI/Yuma AM Drive Gets Misty
  • Wynonna Sings For Your Mom On Mothers’ Day
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