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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & The Weekend of 03-27-2009


Radio News Headlines:

  • Arbitron Details February PPM Metrics. Persons 18-34 hits 94% sample target – radio and records
  • Tom Joyner calls firing from Clear Channel’s WVAZ-FM 102.7 in Chicago different from the others. – nbc chicago
  • WGCI goes local with new morning show – lake county news sun
  • Jacobson Jumping to WLS – chicago sun times
  • KMJ AM Radio Goes FM Too! – cbs 47
  • Kilcoyne is back at KFNS – stl today
  • Congress’ royalty proposal would hurt radio industry – deseret news
  • Teen ‘Satanist’ Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Radio Newsman – fox news
  • Top 50 Markets Hit Hard By Recession… – mel phillips now and then
  • Limbaugh’s Ratings Surge Coincides with White House Attacks – news busters
  • Copps: FCC May Need To Revisit Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership – broadcasting and cable
  • In Washington, entertainment makes its case for funding – la times
  • CBS Tops Web Radio Ratings – fmqb
  • 8 Hours a Day Spent on Screens, Study Finds – ny times
  • Streaming music site imeem lays off six, denies shutdown rumors – the industry standard
  • BBC appoints Jane Berthoud first female head of radio comedy – guardian
  • CBC cuts strike deep – chronicle journal

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp. and CMP Susquehanna Corp. Announce Acceptance of $175. 46 Million of Notes in Previously Announced Exchange Offer – yahoo
  • Radio Industry Revenues Expected to Remain Low in 2009 – radio online
  • BIA: Radio recovery will begin in 2011- media life
  • Other shorts: Google eyes three-in-one ad selling service
  • Turner Named CFO Of Martha Stewart Living – individual.com

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Details February PPM Metrics. Persons 18-34 hits 94% sample target – radio and records
  • Tom Joyner calls firing from Clear Channel’s WVAZ-FM 102.7 in Chicago different from the others. Radio host Tom Joyner is based in Dallas but roots are in Chicago – chicago tribune
  • Why Was Chicago Fly-Jock Silenced? – nbc chicago
  • WGCI goes local with new morning show – lake county news sun
  • Former WMAQ reporter Jacobson to join Roe Conn on WLS – chicago sun times
  • Case study: Peak Broadcasting takes KMJ to new audiences – radio business report
  • Jacobson Jumping to WLS – chicago sun times
  • Sculfield moving to ‘Morning Riot’ on ‘GCI – daily herald
  • Radio show co-hosts feel the heat. These days, it’s tough to have an ampersand next to your name if you work in the radio business. – north county times
  • Peak Flips Jack/Fresno to Talk as ”The FM KMJ @ 105.9” – radio online
  • Just ask the latter half of the “91X Morning Show With Mat Diablo & Mahoney.”
  • Purdy to put rivalry between cities on air. As a longtime Texas radio executive, Brian Purdy is acutely aware of the synergies and rivalries that unite and divide Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. – houston chronicle
  • KMJ AM Radio Goes FM Too! – cbs 47
  • Emmis Radio’s WRXP promotes two personalities to management – examiner
  • Air time is up for Duluth radio personalities Latto, Grussendorf. Lew Latto’s long-running WDSM talk show ended Thursday, a day earlier than originally announced by management. Rhonda Grussendorf also didn’t have the luxury of saying goodbye and thanking listeners. – duluth news tribune
  • Kilcoyne is back at KFNS. It’s no joke. Martin Kilcoyne, who had a messy departure from KFNS 2½ years ago, returns there on April Fools’ Day – stl today
  • Senecas may extend radio signal to Buffalo. A new radio station planned by the Seneca Nation of Indians could eventually broadcast its signal to the Buffalo area – the buffalo news
  • David Antoine Is Chief at WBGO – radio world
  • KPIG in the trough: KPIG cutting air staff again – examiner
  • Radio shift: AM-1700 launches local sports talk as KXNO programs stall – des moines register
  • Employees fired at KXNO radio over on-air incident; Cotlar says ‘I did not initiate’ situation – des moines register
  • E. Rutherford native lands gig at WFAN station – leader newspapers
  • Getting Fresh in Washington? – radio insight
  • Your radio isn’t broken: Formats change today – reno gazette journal
  • KFNS has changed a lot since Slaten-Duncan flap – stl today
  • La Causa, KPFK’s anti-Semitic radio show, gets suspended – jewish journal
  • Anti-Semitic KPFK “La Causa” Show Suspended, Best Buds La Voz de Aztlan and Others Whine – oc weekly
  • Dr. Laura leaves town – minn post
  • Exeter launches AM radio station. AM radio station WXEX now on the air – seacoast online
  • SIRIUS XM Radio to broadcast every race in US – motorsport

News & PR

  • Congress’ royalty proposal would hurt radio industry – deseret news
  • Radio stations fight performance fees – fox 11
  • Teen ‘Satanist’ Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Radio Newsman – fox news
  • RADIO MAN’S SEX DATE WITH DEVIL TEEN SATAN ADMITS SLAY: COPS – ny daily news
  • KABC’s Doug McIntyre: ‘I love having a soapbox’ – oc register
  • Ex-radio host says treatment to begin. Former KFAN-AM radio personality Jeffery Dubay appeared in Ramsey County substance abuse court Thursda7 – pioneer press
  • WIAA executive director wants compromise with Wisconsin newspapers. Group open to reviewing media policies – appleton post crescent
  • Emmis Radio Tunes Into TV – media daily news
  • Radio station hosts “Tea Party” as protest. Local radio station, 99.1 FM Talk KKFT, will make thousands of tea bags available to listeners, while encouraging them to mail them to their representatives in Washington, D.C., in a Tea Party protest. – reno gazette journal
  • Radio Broadcaster Jason Hightower Remembered. Radio broadcaster Jason Hightower passed away this week of brain cancer. – kbtx
  • BEST RADIO STATION: ‘It’s about the music’ – the daily aztec
  • Radio personality plays 20 questions. Meet Pat Duffy – democrat and chronicle
  • Cyclists’ outrage touches a raw nerve at WJJO – jso online
  • Hey Spike! and lots of talking heads. KCMV 106.3 / 99.5 FM Colorado’s Mountain Voice’s Scotty Bondo led his radio station’s grabbing nearly all the marbles at the recent Colorado Broadcaster Association awards – summit daily
  • AFGE Radio Show to Spotlight New Era of Good Government – pr newswire
  • Cox Enterprises Encourages Communities from Coast to Coast to Turn Out and Take Action for Earth Hour – yahoo
  • RCS Releases HD Importer 4.2 – radio magazine
  • Big Boy and Octo-Mom! Hear Octo-Mom’s Side of the Story! – yahoo
  • AP peers honor 6 local TV, radio stations. Brown’s 88.1 WELH-FM is a big winner in the college division – providence business news
  • R.I. Radio Hall announces inductees – turnto10
  • Phil Spector jury starts deliberating murder charge – reuters

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Copps: FCC May Need To Revisit Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership. Acting FCC chairman says newspaper’s current struggles underline need to explore mergers – broadcasting and cable
  • LPFM Bill Introduced In Senate – radio ink
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • In Washington, entertainment makes its case for funding. ‘Arts are part of our cultural and economic main course — they are not dessert,’ actor Tim Daly tells a House committee. – la times
  • WQED Issues Clarification About Its Finances and Cost-Cutting Measures DuringNational Economic Crisis – kivitv
  • Mayor’s news aide resigning to take TU radio position – tulsa world
  • Rochester rock history revisited on radio – democrat and chronicle
  • New Cincy radio station debuts Aug. 1. Radio Free Queen City begins broadcasting Aug. 1 on low-power WVQC-FM on 95.7. – cincinnati.com
  • Ellis brings radio magic to WYSO – yellow springs news online
  • Media Bridges to launch low-power WVQC-FM – cincinnati business courier
  • Morning Mash with former Praise host Sonya Hamm passing, “Big Brother” casting call – access atlanta
  • Sonya Hamm: 103.9 The Light Radio Personality – right celebrity

Streaming & Tech

  • 8 Hours a Day Spent on Screens, Study Finds – ny times
  • CBS Tops Web Radio Ratings – fmqb
  • Kopper’s Field of HD Radio Dreams – conteninople
  • HD Radio Backers Claim Progress – the washington post
  • Alpha Media Shutters Blender – advertising age
  • Report: iTunes Variable Pricing To Launch April 7 – billboard
  • The Future of Sirius XM and The Internet – sirius buzz
  • Pirate Bay Tests Privacy Service – billboard
  • Streaming music site imeem lays off six, denies shutdown rumors – the industry standard
  • The FTC on DRM: Fighting for Consumers or Making Toothless Threats? – medialoper
  • At age 36, technology keeps KEMC up to date – billings outpost
  • Five more industry experts sign on to speak at RAIN Summit – rain
  • Gay iPHONE Radio Application Reaches 5000 Downloads In First Week – yahoo
  • More streaming radio apps for iPhone. Quartet of apps takes different approach to streaming Internet radio to your mobile device – iphone central
  • Get on the Podcast Bandwagon, Because I’m Driving – owens blog

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Radio 1 boss warns Chris Moyles. BBC Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt has warned Chris Moyles about his on-air behaviour, after the breakfast host mocked singer Will Young’s sexuality. – bbc
  • UK may allow abortion advice ads on radio, TV – yahoo
  • Racy Condom Ad Airs Early in U.K. – media buyer planner
  • BBC appoints Jane Berthoud first female head of radio comedy – guardian
  • BBC proposes joint radio trade body with commercial sector – guardian
  • Richard Curtis’ new film about a pirate radio station is more than just another romcom… it takes him back to his childhood – mail online
  • NW stations up for awards – radio today
  • BBC Kent rocks with pirate radio special – individual.com
  • RSLs weathering the storm – radio today
  • TV slot for Toolan’s quiz – radio today
  • Final Word – The show must go on – the ulster herald
  • Voice of Russia radio to increase broadcasts in Ukrainian, Georgian languages – individual.com

Canada

  • CBC cuts strike deep – chronicle journal
  • Federal Conservatives Don’t Understand the Arts or CBC – net news ledger
  • Let CBC viewers & listeners pay – tri city news
  • Local Radio One staff await news. Radio Canada in Sudbury should learn today how many of their jobs may be lost and how local programming will be affected by massive layoffs announced by their employer Wednesday. – sadbury star
  • CBC cuts affect Saskatchewan jobs – leader post
  • Erin Radio to apply for power increase, frequency change – the wellington advertiser
  • Maritime Noon chopped to hour-long phone-in show in CBC cuts – cbc
  • On-air personality breaks down racial barriers – inside toronto
  • Local Radio One staff await news – the sadsbury star

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Arbitron Details February PPM Metrics Persons 18-34 hits 94% sample target
  • Forecast: Radio Revs Down 11% In Top 50 Markets
  • Another Salem Business Talker
  • Peak/Fresno Adds FM Talker
  • Garber Criticizes L.A. Times Writer For Misrepresenting Radio
  • Report: iTunes Variable Pricing To Launch April 7
  • Santoro Exits Jersey 101.5
  • Conclave PPM Webinar Features Bob Michaels
  • Rhode Island Radio Legends Honored
  • Syndication Scorecard: March 27, 2009
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 26, 2009
  • Rush’s Report Card
  • WRXP Announces New APD & MD
  • WGCI Reveals New Morning Show
  • Updated: Three Exit In KXNO Profanity Incident
  • NYT To Cut All Salaries by 5%
  • Get Better, Dr. Dave!
  • Former Napster CTO Joins Interactive One Team
  • Street Talk: MD Swaps At Renda/Tulsa
  • DeBella Re-Ups With WMGK/Philly
  • Free Flow Of Info Continues
  • Bigby Named OM At KRLD-FM
  • Wegmann Joins Radio One
  • Howe Leads CBS Radio Tampa/Orlando
  • Teen Confesses To Weber Killing
  • CHUM-AM Drops Oldies After 20 Years
  • Ridenour Ushers In Urban At Malaco
  • Street Talk: Gretchen Returns To Alice
  • Bonneville’s All News WTOP Marks 40th Anniversary
  • HD Radio Reaches Milestones
  • Todd N’ Tyler Add KJOT

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Radio Ink

  • BIA: Revenue Decline Slower In Smaller Markets
  • Arbitron Beats PPM Targets In February
  • Peak Flips KFJK/Fresno To Talk
  • Garber Fires Back At L.A. Times Writer For Radio-Bashing Quote
  • Napster Exec Wolfe Joins Interactive One
  • Howe Heads CBS Radio/Tampa & Orlando
  • Wegmann Named Radio One RVP, Abernethy Adds Detroit Duties
  • Leisengang Named To New VP Post At CBS Radio
  • LPFM Bill Introduced In Senate
  • Debson Joins HipCricket As VP/Brand Solutions
  • Hartmann Joins Foneshow Lineup

FMQB

  • BIA: Radio Revenue Recovery Coming In ’11
  • iTunes Ups The Price Of Big Tracks
  • CBS Tops Web Radio Ratings
  • Chris Wegmann joins Radio One
  • Bigby adds OM duties at KRDL/Dallas
  • ‘RXP promotes Craig and Phillips to APD & MD
  • Joanne Grand joins Land Shark Promotion.
  • AT&T will not cancel service on RIAA’s word
  • Blagojevich hosts Chicago radio show

Inside Radio

  • Controversy lifts Rush’s ratings.
  • BIA: Online up $132 million a year.
  • Station picks people over streaming.
  • CBS Radio’s online cume jumps 13%.
  • Stations shoot for the end zone.
  • Copps rethinks cross-ownership.
  • How big is the World Cup?
  • Citadel answers next week.
  • Conclave honors Goldstein, McGee.
  • Inside the Numbers February PPM. AC outlets that played all-Christmas music

Radio Business Report

  • Larry Glick dead at 87
  • Case study: Peak Broadcasting takes KMJ to new audiences
  • Radio forecast even cloudier
  • Peak CEO Todd Lawley on makin’ it local
  • RCS HD Importer 4.2 released
  • LPFM bill introduced in Senate
  • Arbitron cuts 10% of staff
  • Moody’s downgrades Cumulus Media Partners
  • More papers to stop the presses?
  • Murder arrest in New York
  • NAB, musicFIRST exchange potshots
  • Market says Cox Enterprises should pay more for Cox Radio

Radio Online

  • Radio Industry Revenues Expected to Remain Low in 2009
  • Arbitron Details February PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Interactive One Names Napster CTO Wolfe as CP/OO
  • Peak Flips Jack/Fresno to Talk as ”The FM KMJ @ 105.9”
  • KXNO/Des Moines Ousts Three Over Profanity Incident
  • WRXP-FM New York midday personality Steve Craig is promoted to Assistant Program Director
  • WGCI-FM/Chicago is returning to a local morning show
  • Gretchen Lancour returns to nights on CBS Radio’s Hot AC KLLC-FM (Alice@97.3)/San Francisco
  • Cumulus/Westchester, NY, GM Rod Calarco exits after seven years
  • Salem Radio will flip Talk KYCR-AM/Minneapolis to its Business-Talk format
  • CHR KHTT-FM (K-Hits 106.9)/Tulsa Music Director Mikey B. relinquishes MD duties, but remains as Imaging Director/nights
  • WMGK-FM/Philadelphia inks morning host John DeBella to a new three-year deal
  • Augie Tulba exits KQMQ-FM (93.1 The Zone)/Honolulu for mornings on soon-to-be launched KHEI-FM/Kihei, HI
  • WGTR-FM (Gator 107.9)/Myrtle Beach, SC, taps midday talent Blue as its new morning co-host
  • Millenium Radio/Trenton, NJ, COO and Market Manager Andy Santoro exits
  • WXCY-FM/Wilmington, DE, brings in Tim Hartley as morning co-host

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Ramsey Takes It To The Streets
  • KMJ/Fresno Expands Its Brand To FM
  • Huge Response To NJ 101.5’s “Empty Wallets”

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Atlanta, Detroit, Washington DC
  • WGCI-FM Chicago Returns To Local Morning Show
  • Arbitron – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia

All About Country

  • Carter Twins & River County Perform In Las Vegas During ACM Week
  • KFDI/Wichita’s Brian & Kellie Now In AAC Air Talent Section
  • Country Crossings’ Jones Jam Draws 11,000
  • CMT Camp Nashville Readies ‘Final Showdown’
  • Next Conclave Webinar: PPM Straight Talk
  • Miss Something? Use The AllAboutCountry Archives
  • Spinville Records Activates New Website
  • Sarah Darling Take A Different Approach To Album Release
  • Pam Tillis Plans Tour Of U.K. & Ireland
  • WGNA/Albany Sets 2009 CountryFest
  • WGTR/Myrtle Beach Powers Up AM Drive
  • K105/Ft Wayne’s Dave Michaels Severely Injured In Car Crash
  • USRN’s Country Giants Begins Memorial Day Weekend
  • Martina Joins Fight Against Teen Abuse
  • ACM Adds More Performers
  • COUNTRY Music Loses Dan Seals
  • What A Trip! & CT40 Offer Fans A Unique View Of CMA Fest
  • WDKN/Dickson PD Chuck Dauphin’s TV Interview
  • The $1.29 Download Comes To iTunes
  • KFKF/KC PD Dale Carter Throws His Hat In The Ring