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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 03-13-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Salem B’cast Revenue Down In Q4, Full Year – radio and records
  • Sirius To Ship iPhones App In Q2; Stock Rallies – barrons
  • NFL, Westwood One extend radio deal through 2010 – cbs sports
  • 610 WIP Philadelphia to move to FM? – radio insight
  • Radio team “Jordan and Earl” off air for 2 days – sign on san diego
  • 950 ESPN bails on Battle of the Babes – philly.com
  • Country P1 Study: Listeners Really Do Want Variety – radio ink
  • Bat-wielding robber grabs iPod from K104-FM radio host – dallas morning news
  • Ex-radio personality Russ Martin heads to court in July – dallas morning news
  • U2’s Bono Says the Band Depends on Radio for Promotion – radio online
  • Red-state staple Rush Limbaugh’s radio show has a loyal audience in New York City – ny daily news
  • How to Silence Talk Radio: Tax the Industry to Death – town hall
  • Keyfob keeps tabs on public radio – the morning call
  • Sirius XM kills third party apps. – cdfreaks
  • PDs Beware The Talking iPod Shuffle – the infinite dial
  • O’Grady and Carr join BBC Radio 2. – bbc
  • Radio France head regrets gay wrestler pose – expatica
  • Canadian Music Week Kicks Off – billboard

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • U.S. advertising seen plunging 13% in 2009 – market watch
  • Nineteen Broadcast Groups On Moody’s ‘Bottom Rung’ List. Analyst predicts decline for ’09 – broadcasting and cable
  • Salem Communications Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Total Revenue of $54.8 Million – yahoo
  • Salem B’cast Revenue Down In Q4, Full Year – radio and records
  • CMP Susquehanna Corp. To Host Conference Call for Holders of Its 9 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 – business wire
  • Beasley posts loss for 2008 – fort myers news press
  • Sirius To Ship iPhones App In Q2; Stock Rallies – barrons
  • Sirius XM Coming to iPhone in Q2 – digital daily
  • Can Apple Save Sirius XM? – the money times
  • Sirius XM Stock Up Despite Vague Outlook – the street
  • Sirius iPhone App Set For Second Quarter Launch – yahoo
  • Sirius XM: Can It Tune into Markets Beyond Cars? – seeking alpha
  • Mel Karmazin Still Defending his Decisions – media bistro
  • Sirius Is Finally in the Right Place at the Right Time – seeking alpha
  • Outdoor Champion Jarvis Out At Clear Channel, Latest Casualty Of Downturn – media daily news
  • AOL names former Google executive as CEO – crains new york
  • Google Executive Takes Over AOL. Outgoing Management Team Lasted Just Two Years – washington post
  • Murdoch Adds to Execs’ Plates as Chernin Exits. Liguori out in restructure; Vinciquerra adds duties, Rice moves in from film – broadcasting and cable
  • Rupert gives the boot to Fox’s Liguori – media life

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Westwood One Remains NFL Radio Partner. The two-year agreement will see Westwood broadcasting all national regular season and postseason NFL games – media week
  • NFL, Westwood One extend radio deal through 2010 – cbs sports
  • 610 WIP Philadelphia to move to FM? – radio insight
  • Shelby native set to take Paul Harvey’s timeslot on ABC Radio (Doug Limerick) – the star
  • Montel Williams coming to SoCal airwaves? – oc register
  • Radio team “Jordan and Earl” off air for 2 days – sign on san diego
  • Time to talk about turkeys and drive-time radio – sign on sad diego
  • Clear Channel Signs ‘The Ms. CEO Show’ to its Atlanta News Talk Radio Station – pr newswire
  • Majic 94 Taps Radio Vet To Fill AM Time Slot. Majic 94 FM has hired former Oldies 93 personality Max McGann to fill the vacancy left when the station fired morning show hosts Bob Campbell and Wendy Gatlin last month. – msnbc/winston salem
  • Longtime WDRE/Y-100/y100rocks.com/Y-Rock on XPN program director is leaving for Minneapolis. – minneapolis city paper
  • 950 ESPN bails on Battle of the Babes – philly.com
  • Country P1 Study: Listeners Really Do Want Variety – radio ink
  • Country Radio: Leaving Deeper Footprints – the infinite dial
  • Brad Paisley Is Favorite Country Artist, Says Radio Survey – cmt
  • Jamey Johnson and John Rich Help Country Radio Get Real – huffington post
  • Miss. radio personality returning to air. Broadcast veteran Mary Wieden returns to the airwaves on Saturday as host of a new radio talk show, on WYAB-103.9 FM. – clarion ledger
  • Well-known personality Lou Turco, a longtime fixture on local radio for over 40 years, will be heard on Oldies 93 (93.9 FM) starting Saturday, April 4, when he’ll begin hosting his Weekend Club show from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. – soo today
  • KYEN radio station goes off the air – windsor beacon
  • Step back in time Fridays with new radio show. A new radio program about local history is airing from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KEDO, 1400 AM. – daily news online
  • Domestic Violence Gets Extra Attention On Charlotte Radio Station (WGIV) – wsoctv
  • Breaking the Silence: Bringing Life through Truth via Talk Radio (WCVX) – yahoo
  • Centro TV and Radio’s Founder Rolando Nichols Hired to Broadcast the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Games – yahoo
  • You’ll be hearing some new voices on NCAA tournament – baltimore sun
  • Fred Jack Joins Hurricanes Broadcasts – our sports central

News & PR

  • Bat-wielding robber grabs iPod from K104-FM radio host outside Grand Prairie station – dallas morning news
  • KKDA-FM (104) DJ Sam Putney robbed by bat-wielding man – dallas morning news
  • Ex-radio personality Russ Martin heads to court in July – dallas morning news
  • Russ Martin’s misdemeanor assault case postponed – wfaa
  • Bobby Gunther Walsh Celebrates 25 Years on WAEB – wfmz
  • Behind the Mic: 95.5’s Dave Kallaway and Stacy Cole – wsaw
  • Artie Lange’s rocky road. COMEDY: There’s pain in all that hilarity – niagra falls review
  • STEVE HARVEY HAS ADVICE FOR RIHANNA: New best-selling author tells singer ‘you are not to blame.’ – eurweb
  • Radio news (Opie & Anthony) – north jersey
  • Fans to participate in Glenn Beck event – florida today
  • Friends, admirers remember radio legend. Richard Pegue, who died last Tuesday, spent more than 40 years in radio – austin weekly news
  • U2’s Bono Says the Band Depends on Radio for Promotion – radio online
  • Mega Media to Morph TV Channel 6 in Two More Markets – radio world
  • Grand Junction’s KAFM: 10 years of radio and beyond – grand junction free press
  • Tea party protests stimulus package. Local radio talk show host Gary Nolan organized the event. – connect mid missouri
  • An Evening with Amy Goodman – wmnf
  • Travis Tritt Headlines Free Country Concert. KCQ Country Music Festival Announces Lineup – wnem
  • “Survivor” Jenna and Bonaduce to join TNA – examiner
  • Class-action suit filed against former LV radio host (Jack Ferm) – las vegas sun
  • Jensen pastor, accused of bilking investors, will act as own attorney (Rodney McGill used his radio talk show to entice investors.)  – tc palm
  • Radio Station Uses Airwaves To Save Lives Of Children With Cancer – turnto23
  • Former Radio DJ Speaks Out About Prostate Cancer. A former Huntington radio personality is telling his story, to help others struggling with prostate cancer. (Jack O’Shea) – wowktv
  • Breaking the Silence: Bringing Life through Truth via Talk Radio – emedia wire
  • AFGE Radio Show to Examine Troubles Inside D.C. Government – pr newswire
  • Lightning strike zaps Valpo radio station – post tribune

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Performance Royalty – Starting a Protest Late – audio graphics
  • Radio’s Right to Free Tunes Is on the Rocks – gigaom
  • ESPN Affiliate Beat Down For Da Nudie Womans – sports by brooks
  • The Future of Cell Phone Radio – inside music media
  • Chuck D’s Harvard Rap – bostonist
  • Radio Innovation within the Mindset of a Recession – the fourth speaker
  • Air America Takes Montel Williams Nationwide – radio 2020
  • Red-state staple Rush Limbaugh’s radio show has a loyal audience in New York City – ny daily news
  • Limbaugh Dubs Mitchell A “Butt Boy” – huffington post
  • Limbaugh does Democrats a favor – post bulletin
  • Bill Mann: An unwelcome note from the past (Rush) – mercury news
  • Engaging Limbaugh Only Makes Him Stronger – hartford news courant
  • Arnold Goes Opposite Of Rush, Wants Obama Success – cbs5
  • Karl Rove: We Cannot Afford to Urinate on Rush Limbaugh – aol
  • Talk show host fills ‘demon’ role for White House. Rush Limbaugh – calgary herald
  • Irreconcilable Differences. Divorcing Talk Radio Theater – web commentary
  • An interview with Mike Huckabee – asheville citizen times
  • John Kerry won’t shout about Fairness. Knocks conservative radio, backs off law – boston herald
  • Victory By Any Other Name– Dominant News Media Perpetuate Their Ideological Blindness on Iraq, Talk Radio, the Fairness Doctrine and Iran.· – polisat
  • Bloody Shirts & The Fairness Doctrine… – mel phillips now & then
  • A Capitalist Pig for Heavy Regulation – the stanford progressive
  • How to Silence Talk Radio: Tax the Industry to Death – town hall

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • With no cars being sold, Sirius XM turns to iPhone to promote itself – crunch gear
  • Sirius XM kills third party apps. With its bankruptcy scare a thing of the past, Sirius XM is now looking forward to an iPhone application, but its updated terms of service effectively killed a line of similar third-party products, including one for Windows Mobile. – cdfreaks
  • iPhone 3.0 MMS, tethering rumored; Sirius XM iPhone app enroute – apple insider
  • For new iPod Shuffle, Apple adds “a DJ” – rain
  • Apple previewing iPhone OS 3.0 at an event March 17 – the industry standard
  • PDs Beware The Talking iPod Shuffle – the infinite dial
  • U.K. Govt Warns Biz On File-Sharing – billboard
  • Google behavioral ads scare US lawmakers. House mulls privacy law – theregister.co.uk
  • Robbie Williams, Billy Bragg et al say downloads aren’t illegal. Hits out at music industry bigwigs – theregister.co.uk
  • Modavox Internet Radio Division Launches All-New Media Rich Websites for VoiceAmerica(TM) and World Talk Radio(TM) Networks – yahoo
  • Mike North’s Internet radio venture to launch April 6 – daily herald
  • New Internet Radio Station Devoted to Pre-1940 Jazz – all about jazz
  • Songbird adds art, watch folders, MTP devices – ars technica
  • Teen Muziic founder: Shawn Fanning is my hero – cnet
  • Bath Battleship Radio Will Match My Submarine – gizmodo
  • Apple ready for third generation of iPhone – cnet
  • Little Gigulate Aims To Profit From Crawling Music News – paid content
  • Entry-level Nokia focuses on radio – mobile shop

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • O’Grady and Carr join BBC Radio 2. Comedians Paul O’Grady and Alan Carr are to join BBC Radio 2 in a revamp of its weekend schedule. – bbc
  • Time to blast the Carr radio. RUSSELL BRAND’s vacant Radio 2 seat could be occupied by camp comic ALAN CARR. – the sun
  • BBC presenter apologises over George Alagiah chimp gag. A BBC news presenter has apologised after he suggested a similarity between the broadcaster George Alagiah and a chimpanzee. – telegraph
  • Sir Jimmy returns to Leeds radio – yorkshire evening post
  • News \\ Kerrang! To Bury Listeners – glasswerk
  • Danton devotees’ to boycott Radio Devon. LISTENERS have threatened to boycott Radio Devon’s Sunday afternoon show after the BBC’s “disgraceful” sacking of popular presenter Graham Danton. – western morning news
  • Celeb DJ Toby Anstis loves Swindon too! – swindon advertiser
  • East Leeds FM to run 24 hour Musicathon – cross gates today
  • Radio review – guardian
  • Classic choice for Hotel Du Vin – radio today
  • Smooth gives £100k to charity – radio today
  • New weekend schedule for Radio 2 – radio today
  • UTV cashing in on FM104 as radio revenue surges by 50pc – independent.ie
  • Radio France head regrets gay wrestler pose – expatica
  • Radio France Head Sorry for Erotic Photo – advocate
  • Kiss FM licence extended. The Albufeira-based radio station, KISS FM, has been awarded another 10-year extension of its broadcasting licence. – portugal news online

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Listeners set to boycott Algoa FM. THE relegation of one of the Eastern and Southern Cape‘s favourite radio presenters, Algoa FM‘s Selwyn Willis, from his popular afternoon timeslot to the 3am to 6am “graveyard shift” has loyal listeners in a froth. – weekend post za
  • Maharashtra Krishi Vigyan Kendra to get Radio Station – new kerala
  • Pakistan’s airwaves: On militant turf, Radio Khyber offers a softer voice – yahoo
  • Arab writers ready to make waves on BBC – gulf daily news
  • Red FM’s back with Bajaate raho awards 2008 – indian television
  • UNESCO releases manual for community radio managers – radio and music
  • The new airwave. Online radio stations for Egypt’s youth are booming, Ghada Abdel-Kader tunes in – al ahram
  • Ellio leaving Rooster Monday. Talk-show host and newly-minted United Democratic Party candidate for George Town Ellio Solomon will drop his co-host spot on Rooster’s ‘Crosstalk’ radio show on Monday – cayman net news
  • Ecuador: Quality Control of the Media – global voices online

Trades

Radio & Records

  • TRS ’09: Radio’s Balancing Act Flamethrowers Vs. Responsibility
  • TRS ’09: Radio: It’s the Audio Content Business
  • WW1, NFL Agree On Two-Year Deal
  • Nite-Time Is Over In Dallas
  • Beasley Q4 Revs Off 13%
  • Street Talk: Who’s Sirius XM’s Mystery Millionaire?
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 12, 2009
  • Sirius XM Radio Plans iPod, iPhone Streaming
  • Arbitron Meets With FCC On PPM
  • Salem B’cast Revenue Down In Q4, Full Year
  • Fisher Radio Revenue Drops 18% In Q4
  • Arbitron Eliminates Executive PPM Position
  • Major Wake-Up Call For Cindy & Ray
  • Sandor Exits WKIS
  • Kizart Acquires Power Symposiums
  • Sales Vet Freeman Joins Gap West
  • Street Talk: McGann Returns To Carolina Airwaves
  • 52nd Annual Grammys Set For 2010
  • Farewell, K-Rock; It’s All About ‘Now’ Now
  • Williams Teams Up With Air America For Radio Debut
  • Jacobs Getting A ‘Flood Of Gold & Platinum’
  • Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties
  • Nashville Label Shrinkage Continues
  • ESPN/Seattle Unveils Lineup
  • ABC Pacts With Radiolicious
  • TEAC Debuts HD Radio Receiver
  • Sirius XM Pro Forma Q4 Revs Up 15.5%
  • Liberty CEO: Sirius XM Has ‘Great Potential For Growth’
  • Did Someone Call Robo-MD?
  • Obit: Hal Gaba

All Access

  • Exclusive Analysis Of N.Y.’s New Top 40 Landscape
  • U.S. Ad Spending Fell 2.6% in 2008
  • Google Executive Takes Over AOL
  • Dow Jones Rises Over 7000, Up In Early Trading
  • Salem Posts Loss for Q4
  • Kool Warms Up With A ‘Hot Rod’
  • Coleman’s Kurtzman To Speak At Conference
  • StreetPulse: U2 Is #1 Heading Into The Weekend
  • Jamie Lynn Spears Records Country Album
  • Rimes, Simpson Among Celebrity Prankers In New CBS Special
  • Trace Adkins Teams Up With ACM To Lift Lives
  • Jamey Johnson’s Show Gets A Bit Crowded
  • Heidi Newfield Is Good ‘People’
  • Banks Signs With CESD
  • Two Passings In Indiana
  • Condolences To KKWF’s Lola Montgomery

Radio Ink

  • Salem: Broadcast Revenue Dips In Q4
  • Westwood One, NFL Reach Deal
  • Fisher Radio Revenue Revenue Dips In Q4
  • George Beasley: ‘Extremely Challenging Conditions’ In Q4
  • ABC Radio Networks, Radiolicious Make Marketing Deal
  • Kizart Acquires Power Of Urban Radio, Power Of Hispanic Radio Names
  • Radio Occupies Moody’s ‘Bottom Rung’
  • Country P1 Study: Listeners Really Do Want Variety
  • Arbitron Execs Meet With Copps On PPM
  • Freeman Tapped As GAP West VP/Sales
  • WRXP Lets K-Rockers Say Goodbye
  • MIWs Present ‘Speed Mentoring’ At RAB2009
  • Jacobs Media Takes Lex & Terry Mobile

FMQB

  • Arbitron Working To Improve PPM Device
  • Q4 Radio Revenue Roundup
  • New spectrum license fee proposed in federal budget
  • Westwood One inks two-year deal with the NFL
  • Catching up with MySpace Music
  • saying goodbye to the Virgin Megastore
  • Billy Corgan talks D.C. testimony

Inside Radio

  • Touchdown for Westwood One.
  • Westwood One’s NYSE finale.
  • Fisher employees say ‘yes’ to pay cut.
  • Fairness Doctrine opposition grows.
  • Arbitron takes the offensive.
  • In a layoff era, virtual is reality.
  • Woodward Communications cuts 4%.
  • Judge tosses missed spot suit.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron makes PPM pledges to Copps
  • WCLV takes the Performance Tax to the people
  • Hill showdown over performance royalties
  • Salem sees Q1 down 11-14%
  • Marketron offering free online training
  • TEAC unveils first HD Radio receiver
  • “Jeff Young in the Morning” launching 3/16
  • Westwood reups with NFL
  • Beasley Q4 down 13%
  • Satellite radio heading to iPhone
  • No guidance from Sirius XM
  • Karmazin is Sirius-ly proud
  • Purtan raises big bucks in tough times

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Executives Meet with FCC’s Copps Over PPM
  • Veteran Programmer Nikki Nite Exits CBS Radio/Dallas
  • Westwood One Inks Two-Year Contract Extension with NFL
  • Salem Q4 Total Revenue down 6.3% to $54.8 Million
  • U2’s Bono Says the Band Depends on Radio for Promotion
  • 20% of Country Listeners Want to Listen Via Cell Phones
  • Beasley Broadcast Q4 Earnings Swing to Loss on Charge
  • GAP West Broadcasting Appoints Freeman as VP/Sales
  • Former KKVV/Las Vegas Talk Host Arrested, Charged
  • CHR WSTR-FM (Star 94)/Atlanta is moving longtime afternoon duo Cindy & Ray (Cindy Simmons and Ray Mariner) to mornings
  • Max McGann joins Classic Hits WTHZ-FM (Majic 94.1)/Greensboro for mornings
  • WBTU-FM (US 93.3)/Fort Wayne, IN, appoints Dave Steele as its new Program Director
  • KLNV-FM (La Nueva 106.5)/San Diego adds Monica “La Chula” Hernandez to middays
  • WKIS-FM/Miami Marketing Director Annie Sandor is out
  • KVEG-FM (Hot 97.5)/Las Vegas brings in Baby Joel as Assistant Production Director
  • KNOB-FM (96.7 Bob FM)/Santa Rosa, CA, taps Blazy & Bob for mornings.

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly
  • Speaker Re-Affirms “Fairness” Support
  • ABCRN Is Feeling “Radiolicious”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • KIRO-AM/Seattle Sets Sports Lineup

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville
  • Production – Hair, Nails and Production
  • News – Kizart Media Partners Acquires Trademarks
  • Jobs – Cumulus Radio of Mobile, Alabama is expanding the sales organization to meet current demands.
  • Arbitron – Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Charleston SC

All About Country

  • Crowds Jam Jamey Johnson Concert In NC
  • ACM Re-Brands Charity: Lifting Lives
  • Lindy Flexes Muscels With New Bull Morning Show
  • Jewel Spends Some Time With K92’s Doc & Grace
  • Doug Baker Departs RCA/Nashville
  • CRS-41 Agenda Co-Chair Victim Of Beasley Budget-Cut
  • Teac HD-1 HD Radio Goes On Sale At Costco
  • What Do You Think?
  • Dave Steele Returns To Radio At WBTU/Ft Wayne
  • Spectrum Fees On The Horizon?
  • Texas Dirt Roads Debuts Sunday on KFRW/Ft Worth
  • American Idol’s Grand Ole Opry Nights Next Week
  • GRAMMY’s® Stay In L.A.