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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 04-03-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Citadel Drops ‘ABC Radio Networks’ Brand Name – media week
  • Journal Communications announces 6 percent pay cut – yahoo
  • March Album Sales Drop Nearly 18% – billboard
  • Garry Meier joins WGN radio for midday slot – chicago tribune
  • Heitkamp to take Schultz’s slot on KFGO – grand forks herald
  • WZBA (The Bay)/Baltimore Taps Harvey Kojan as PD – radio online
  • West Palm Beach Move-In Launches. La Ley 99.5 – radio insight
  • Longtime L.I. radio voice Paul Sidney died – ny daily news
  • KSFO’s “hot talk” comedy routine on Muslims: crossing the line? – sf gate
  • Radio’s greatest threat: H.R. 848 – indiana statesman
  • Paterson Bids Rush Limbaugh Farewell – ny times
  • Sirius-XM merger still faces loose ends at FCC – ars technica
  • Genachowski/Copps Make FCC Staff Changes – broadcast newsroom
  • Study Launched To Boost HD Radio Signal – twice
  • In Radio Farewell, Cardinal Jabs at Far-From-Infallible News Media – ny times
  • Exec: Web Radio on the Rise – media week
  • Corus and MySpace Partner to Launch ‘MySpace Radio’ – broadcaster magazine
  • Brand’s prank calls earn BBC $220,000 fine – cnn
  • CHFI regains its ratings lead. But CBC Radio One keeps Toronto’s ears in the mornings – the star
  • 500 farewell radio legend John Vincent at funeral service in Norwood – adelaide now au

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Journal Communications announces 6 percent pay cut – yahoo
  • Heffner Joins El Dorado Parent As CFO – radio and records
  • Citadel Reworks Credit Agreement – fmqb
  • March Album Sales Drop Nearly 18% – billboard
  • Boston radio saw big revenue declines in 2008 – boston radio watch
  • Zwirn Could Cede Some Control Blackstone, Fortress Inquire About the Portfolio – wsj

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Garry Meier joins WGN radio for midday slot – chicago tribune
  • Meier throws in with WGN – chicago sun times
  • WGN-AM names Meier host of mid-afternoon show – chicago sun times
  • Garry Meier joins WGN-AM: ‘This is what I do, and thank God I can do it’ – chicago tribune
  • Heitkamp to take Schultz’s slot on KFGO – grand forks herald
  • Fargo radio host Schultz gets TV show – star tribune
  • LEFT OF THE RIGHT: Born Again Liberal Ed Schultz Debuts “The Ed Show” On MSNBC April 6th – gather
  • WZBA (The Bay)/Baltimore Taps Harvey Kojan as PD – radio online
  • Bob McKay. There are a lot of transitions in radio these days, but with the news this morning that WXTU Philadelphia PD Bob McKay will be leaving the station eight months ahead of his planned end-of-the-year retirement – the infinite dial
  • AccuWeather Signs With U.S. Radio Nets – media week
  • WAFC/West Palm Becomes ‘La Ley’ – radio ink
  • West Palm Beach Move-In Launches. La Ley 99.5 WAFC West Palm Beach Gardens Clewiston Glades Media has completed its move-in of 99.5 WAFC-FM from Clewiston to Palm Beach Gardens, FL debuting as Regional Mexican – radio insight
  • DYSON BOOKS OPRAH FOR 1ST RADIO SHOW: Michael Eric Dyson’s new venture begins April 6 in 18 markets. – eurweb
  • Entravision’s Los Angeles Radio Stations Post Significant Audience Growth – pr newswire
  • The Edison Country Radio Broadcasters National P1 Study Presentation – the infinite dial
  • New FM talk radio station goes “On-Air”  Bluewater Broadcasting launched the river region’s first FM news talk station Thursday. News talk 107.9-FM (WMRK) is licensed to Alexander Broadcasting Company, and operated by Bluewater. – wsfa
  • New KYLZ caters to classic-rock crowd – deseret news
  • True Oldies 790 WPRV Providence to go Business – radio insight
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Kicks Off Coverage of 2009 IndyCar(R) Series Season April 5 – yahoo
  • Local radio station spreads only ‘good news’ (KLIX) – kmvt
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation lauching radio show – the maui news
  • New Radio Announcer on Board for 2009. A new voice will call all 140 regular season games of Rome Braves baseball for the 2009 radio broadcasts, JB Smith – our sports central
  • New sports radio station to include Tobeck … on fishing – seattle pi

News & PR

  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media – radio and records
  • Citadel Drops ‘ABC Radio Networks’ Brand Name – media week
  • Pay cuts imposed at 3 radio stations. Their owner cites weak advertising sales. Employees at three Tulsa radio stations will take 6 percent pay cuts for the rest of the year. – tulsa world
  • Pay cuts imposed at 3 radio stations: Their owner cites weak advertising sales. – individual.com
  • Radio is Top Source for Local News – wbex
  • Longtime L.I. radio voice Paul Sidney died – ny daily news
  • Paul Sidney, Radio Legend, Dies – brooklyn heights blog
  • Venerable radio host Paul Sidney, 69, dies – 27 east
  • The barbaric humor of Jim Norton of ‘The Opie & Anthony Show’ – times herald record
  • CAIR Asks Calif. Radio Station to Reprimand Anti-Muslim Hosts – pr newswire
  • ESPN’s Wingo is back in town – stl today
  • WUNC opens Greensboro bureau – the news observer
  • Radio stations hit the block. Media Services Group will conduct an auction for radio station KNRV-AM 1190 and an AM station in Phoenix. – denver post
  • Students Want Apology From Radio Talk Show Host. Some high school students want an apology from a Twin Cities radio host after they say he attacked them on-air because they’re in a program that lets them miss class some days. – wcco
  • ESPN Radio finds new Sioux Falls home (KSSO) – argus leader
  • Dentist Accuses Local Radio Host Of Taking Ad Money – 10 news san diego
  • Morris seeks ‘new path’ Laura Morris, the longtime Houston radio executive who was replaced last week as general manager of CBS Radio Houston, is ready for some downtime. – houston chronicle
  • Local radio personality becomes TV personality (Scorch) – encore buzz
  • Jack moves to Clear Channel. Sacramento radio station changes owners. KQJK is part of larger swap – central valley business times
  • Kids Can’t Wait Radio-thon – 570 news
  • Comedy without pity, on air and off. Mickey Cucchiella will do anything to be funny, even insult himself – baltimore sun
  • Timbercon Offers Solutions to the Broadcast Industry – pr newswire
  • AFGE Radio Show to Spotlight C-SPAN, the Progressive Review – pr newswire
  • Food Bank Receives Donation from Local Radio Station – gwd today
  • Radio personality to present seminar at Baxter Co. library. Doug Rye, host of the radio program “Home Remedies,” will present a seminar on energy conservation at the Baxter County Library at 10:15 a.m. April 11. – baxter bulletin
  • Fans turnout for Roy Williams’ radio show – wral
  • Announcers Didn’t Abandon Ship (WJZ) – press box

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Radio’s greatest threat: H.R. 848 – indiana statesman
  • The Future of Advertising: Just Ask ’What Would Google Do?’ – agorvox
  • VOICEOVER PUPPY MILLS – dan oday
  • Radio’s Internet Future Is Not What You Think It Is – inside music media
  • NPR doesn’t appear beholden to government; why not? – cleveland.com
  • KSFO’s “hot talk” comedy routine on Muslims: crossing the line? – sf gate
  • The Growing Competitive Radio Market – audio graphics
  • Is News Dead or Is the News Business Model Dead? – medialoper
  • CNN Host Irate Over Limbaugh’s Words for Gordon Brown’s Praise of Obama at G20 Economic Summit – newsbusters
  • Paterson Bids Rush Limbaugh Farewell – ny times
  • Paterson, Limbaugh and Pericles – ny times
  • Newsmax’s Top 25 Local Radio Hosts – newsmax

FCC & Legal

  • Warner, Sony Take On CBS, Clear Channel in $2 Billion Song Spat – bloomberg
  • New Tax on Local Radio Stations? – we are central pa
  • Loose Ends in Sirius-XM Marriage – conde nast
  • Sirius-XM merger still faces loose ends at FCC. The Sirius XM merger is a done deal, but some issues around those ‘voluntary commitments’ still need to be resolved. – ars technica
  • Copps Names Raft Of FCC Appointments. Dozen Changes Made In A Host Of Bureaus – broadcast newsroom
  • Genachowski Makes Staff Changes. Copps announced a dozen such changes Thursday in a host of bureaus – broadcast newsroom
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

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Programming for TV, Radio & the Internet: Strategy, Development & Evaluation

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Labs launches study on HD Radio power increase – radio business report
  • Study Launched To Boost HD Radio Signal – twice
  • Revealing the man behind the curtain: An interview with Emmy and Peabody Award winner Ira Glass – examiner
  • Dr. Drew talks alcohol, sex at MU. The famous doctor focused on students following their intuition. – the maneater
  • The doctor is in. TV/radio host talks drinking, sex on campus. – columbia daily tribune
  • MPR adds news and information programming to 96.3 FM in Decorah – luther college
  • NPR’s Clark speaks at Montrose in Medfield – wicked local
  • KRUI at 25: still growing – the daily iowan
  • Sandra Wasson, General Manager, KALX – uc berkley news
  • WMNF Falls Short Of Fundraising Goal – tampa bay online
  • Fans turnout for Roy Williams’ radio show – wral
  • Former local now citizen of ‘The World’- the carrboro citizen
  • Public Radio Station Launches Earth Eats: New Real Food and Green Living Podcast – pr web
  • In Radio Farewell, Cardinal Jabs at Far-From-Infallible News Media – ny times
  • Crossroad Church to host Ramsey’s nationwide ‘town hall meeting’ – sussex countian

Streaming & Tech

  • Exec: Web Radio on the Rise – media week
  • Radio’s future is online, says Kagan Summit experts – rain
  • Irreverent NYC Radio Talk Host “The Radiochick” Launches Daily Radio Podcast – pr web
  • Corus and MySpace Partner to Launch ‘MySpace Radio’ – broadcaster magazine
  • Glenn Beck’s is the only Cable News Website to Crack Top 10 Last Week – media bistro
  • Teens Streaming More Music, Downloading Less – audio4cast
  • Spotify Appoints U.K. Managing Director – billboard
  • Radiohead and chums demand copyright ‘fair play’ – theregister.co.uk
  • Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2 for iPhone adds sat radio – ipodnn
  • Open APIs yield big dividends for radio – smart brief
  • Tascam Updates DR-100 with 96k Recording – radio magazine
  • Sources: Google In Talks To Acquire Twitter (Updated) – tech crunch
  • News Corp. Investing In Larger Mobile Device – smart money
  • ‘First’ Major Label Blog Launches… in 2009 – wired

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Brand’s prank calls earn BBC $220,000 fine – cnn
  • BBC fined £150,00 over Russell Brand Sachs broadcast – media week
  • The biggest broadcasting fines: how does the penalty for Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand stack up? – guardian uk
  • Radio 4 spoof phone-in featuring Fast Show duo to move to BBC2. Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson to star alongside Rhys Thomas as host Gary Bellamy – guardian uk
  • Schoolgirl becomes radio agony aunt – digital spy
  • Girl, 7, becomes radio agony aunt. A “straight talking” schoolgirl has become a popular agony aunt at the age of seven after she called her local radio station and advised a listener who wanted to abandon her boyfriend. – telegraph uk
  • MEDIA: Parfitt Seeks More Coherent BBC Voice – california chronicle
  • “Jolly Good” for Radio Lost in G20 Shuffle – radio 2020
  • The seven-year-old agony aunt who is dishing out advice on the radio – mail online
  • Pirate DJs Take Pop, Profanity to Sea in ‘The Boat That Rocked’ – bloomberg
  • Ofcom: licenced to fill (forms) – radio today
  • Carnegy heads up BBC Solent – radio today
  • Local company wins Aire Auction – radio today
  • Radio body wants rules relaxed – radio today
  • BBC Radio Branded over Sachsgate – radio today

Canada

  • CBC tunes in to new reality – canada.com
  • What will happen to CBC? – bc local news
  • CHFI regains its ratings lead. But CBC Radio One keeps Toronto’s ears in the mornings, even without Andy Barrie – the star
  • CBC Radio One takes top spot in Vancouver market. For the first time in 20 years, it has surpassed local leader CKNW in terms of audience share – globe and mail
  • CBC passes CKNW to lead Vancouver radio ratings – global bc
  • Winter ratings for CITI, Clear FM up; CJOB, CBC 2 lose listeners – winnipeg free press
  • Numbers Down At Canadian Music Week – billboard
  • SCOC to review case against radio host-turned-MP – edmonton sun
  • Text to be talk of town. … But wrong way for owner to get word out (CHED) – edmonton sun
  • ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE. Rogers to broadcast games from Saginaw – london free press

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • Cummings Alive And Well; Working Full-Time At Emmis
  • Meier Returns To Chicago Airwaves
  • Kojan Named PD At Baltimore’s WZBA
  • March Album Sales Drop Nearly 18%
  • Street Talk: New Northwest Shakeup In Tri-Cities
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 2, 2009
  • Sales Slip, But UMG Tops Q1
  • Teen Music Spending, P2P Use Drops
  • Heffner Joins El Dorado Parent As CFO
  • Stanitski Joins Research Director
  • Mowry Leaving R&R
  • Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics
  • Caldara Promoted At Millennium
  • Rivers Gets Sunny
  • USRN Partners With AccuWeather
  • West Palm Welcomes ‘La Ley’
  • Ed Schultz Joins MSNBC Evening Lineup
  • Conclave Reduces Tuition For Educators, Free Agents
  • Greenville Radio Launches ‘Good News Upstate’
  • Lenders: Tough Months Ahead For Radio
  • Radio On Internet: All Content — And Sales — Is Local
  • McKay Steps Down At WXTU
  • It’s Now Now In Vegas
  • Bonneville Sports Station Teed Up In Seattle
  • NAB Radio Board Adds Dickey, Field, Morgan

All Access

  • Latest From The SNL Kagan Conference
  • NPR Labs To Study HD Interference To FM Service
  • Report: Zwirn May Give Up Some Control Of Funds
  • FCC Makes Several Staff Changes
  • Congress Honors Paul Harvey
  • Two Of ‘Purtan’s People’ Exit WOMC
  • Leslie Gold Launches Podcast
  • Stu Cohen Exits High Valley Entertainment
  • Ofcom Fines BBC Over ‘Sachsgate’
  • Church Puts KFUO/St. Louis On Block
  • StreetPulse: Diana Krall In Top Spot
  • The Game/Portland’s Canzano Wins APSE Sportswriting Award
  • New Voice For Rome Braves
  • WCSX/Detroit’s D&D Collect ‘Faces’ Of Auto Industry
  • Put A Hawk On Your Airwaves

Radio Ink

  • Updated: ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • USRN Makes Sales, Distribution Deal With AccuWeather
  • Cox Radio Sets Committee To Look At Cox Media Offer
  • Citadel, Lenders Agree To Amend Debt Terms
  • CBS Radio-Clear Channel Swap Closes
  • Heffner Joins Frontier As CFO
  • Caldara Named Millennium/Trenton Market Manager
  • WAFC/West Palm Becomes ‘La Ley’
  • Kagan Radio Panel Looks At Revenue Opportunities
  • Beasley Flips ‘Fresh’ To ‘Now’ In Vegas
  • Bonneville Sets Date For ESPN/Seattle Launch
  • NPR Labs Launches Study On HD Power Upgrade
  • Sterling Joins Buckley As GSM
  • Dickey, Field, Morgan Join NAB Radio Board
  • MMTC Supports Discount Proposals In FM Auction
  • Cellphone-Only Sampling Rolls In 151 Diary Markets

FMQB

  • Citadel Reworks Credit Agreement
  • ABC Radio “Flips” To Citadel Media
  • NAB Board of Directors adds three execs
  • Cox Radio forms special committee to consider going private
  • Kojan joins WKBA/Baltimore
  • Sirius-XM Merger still faces loose ends at FCC, Peter Smyth asks
  • “To Stream Or Not To Stream?”
  • iBiquity’s Struble: “Bulking Up For Radio’s Growth”

Inside Radio

  • Radio’s shrinking paycheck.
  • “Evolution” behind new name.
  • NPR Labs to study HD power boost.
  • Judge: Citadel station not liable.
  • Conclave extends discounts.
  • Report: Zwirn to exit fund.
  • Meier back in Chicago.
  • Eleanor Mondale’s new fight.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: Adult Contemporary and Hot AC.

Radio Business Report

  • Broadcaster says keep auction on schedule
  • Citadel sees covenant difficulties in 2010
  • Moody’s gives Salem a downgrade
  • Cancer returns for Mondale
  • Comrex introducing BRIC-Link at NAB
  • NPR Labs launches study on HD Radio power increase
  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • Station not so hot after derailed prank
  • GroupM: Global ad spend to fall 4.4%
  • Special committee to evaluate Cox buyout bid
  • Cell phone-only sampling kicks in for 151 diary markets
  • Beasley/Vegas launches “102.7 Now”
  • MMTC supports FM auction tweaks
  • TNS releases March Madness ad trends
  • Phoenix and Denver AMs head to auction
  • Boucher wants royalty negotiations

Radio Online

  • ABC Radio Networks Changes Name to Citadel Media
  • WZBA (The Bay)/Baltimore Taps Harvey Kojan as PD
  • Stanitski Joins Research Director as Dir./Operations
  • USRN Inks Distribution, Sales Pack with AccuWeather
  • Donna Heffner Joins Frontier Broadcast Holdings as CFO
  • WAFC/West Palm Flips to Regional Mexican as ‘La Ley’
  • Talk WGN-AM/Chicago brings in market veteran Garry Meier as early afternoon host
  • Woody, Tony & Ravey exit mornings at Alternative KITS-FM (Live 105)/San Francisco
  • KPKX-FM (The Peak)/Phoenix adds Chuck Powell to mornings
  • WAAF-FM/Boston brings in Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis
  • Air America Media names 20-year radio vet Mike Opelka as executive producer of “Montel Across America”
  • WXOS-FM (101 ESPN)/St. Louis officially adds St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist and sports radio broadcaster Bernie Miklasz
  • WMRK-FM (Jam 107.9)/Montgomery, AL, flips to Talk as “News Talk 107.9.”
  • Hot AC KTSR-FM (Star 92.1)/Lake Charles, LA, flips to CHR as “Kiss FM 92.1”
  • Afternoon host/Music Director Chino exits CHR KZZP-FM (Kiss FM)/Phoenix for sister KYLD-FM/San Francisco
  • KONN-FM (Hot 107.1)/Denver brings in Turk from KKMG-FM (Magic 98.9)/Colorado Springs for nights.

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • No Name Change At ABC News Radio
  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • This Is Gonna Be Big … Really Big!
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Miami, Nashville, Memphis
  • ABC Radio Networks is now “Citadel Media”
  • Grim Forecast for Local Broadcast
  • Airchecks – Midday Man On Air Personailty L.V. from Flint, MI
  • RADAR 100 Cume Audience Estimates Show Strength of Network Radio
  • Pay Cut At Radio One
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City
  • Boucher: Online Stream Could Top Broadcast Signal Value

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  • Todd Baker Takes PM Drive At Charlotte’s 96.9 The Kat
  • It’s All Coming Together For Kenny Chesney
  • K105/Ft Wayne’s Dave Michaels Recovering At Home
  • 44th Annual ACM Awards Ready For Sunday Night’s Telecast
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  • Aaron Tippin’s In Overdrive United With Cobra CB’s
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