Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 04-24-2009

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Business & Financial

  • Salem Communications Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release yahoo
  • Westwood One Completes Recapitalization pr newswire
  • Refi Deal Gives Gores Group 75% Of Westwood One. WW1 also getting $20 million loan radio and records
  • Champaign Partners Inks LMA w/Pendleton for WUIL radio online
  • A Reminder of What Liberty Sees in Sirius seeking alpha
  • Are Automaker Woes a Blessing in Disguise for Sirius XM? seeking alpha
  • Sirius Debt Challenges Aside, Satellite Radio Has Largely Lived Up To Expectations paid content
  • Journal Communications buys Idaho TV station wkowtv

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Premiere Radio Networks Syndicates The Randi Rhodes Show yahoo
  • Talk-Radio Host Randi Rhodes Joins Premiere wall street journal
  • Radio Talker Rhodes Signs On With Premiere mediaweek
  • KIIS Stays at Top los angeles business journal
  • KLSX challenges KIIS with switch from talk to Top 40 la times
  • 105.3 FM The Fan Is New Cowboys Flagship Station dallas cowboys
  • Dallas Cowboys make ‘The Fan’ their flagship station dallas morning news
  • Arbitron details March 2009 sample quality metrics for PPM markets arbitron
  • What happened to Mr. KABC? daily breeze
  • New Radio Station for Central New England. The Heart of New England’s pulse is on the air (WPKZ) leominster champion
  • Ted Henry, longtime local anchor, to retire cleveland.com
  • Don London takes afternoon shift on WWDE-FM daily press
  • Arbitron Details March PPM Sample Quality Metrics radio online
  • WXMM Norfolk stunting as Kung Pao 100.5. Beer Next? radio insight
  • Popular local radio station playing all the Chinese hits. Radio station WMMX-FM 100.5, known as Max-FM, is changing its tune from a mainstream rock format. daily press
  • Beloved Radio Station Returns “I am 99X.” emorywheel
  • Rumors Fly In Radio Host’s Dismissal. The abrupt dismissal of an immensely popular University of South Carolina radio host has many Gamecock fans fightin’ mad fits news
  • KGA 1510 Continues Relationship With Spokane Chiefs the raw feed
  • East Coast Bias exiting ‘The Bull Pen’ tri-cityherald

News & PR

  • U2 singer Bono’s statement on radio royalties surprising to WXRP big ny daily news
  • Rick Dees Gives Way to New Radio Station laist
  • WARM radio back on air after days of silence standard speaker
  • WARM-AM in northeast Pennsylvania back on the air the daily item
  • Radio show host charged with child molestation. LAKE COUNTY Radio talk show host Mark Alvin Knaup, 50, is facing charges of child molestation and sex with a minor. record bee
  • Missing Radio Host Waives Extradition To NH. Aaron Aldridge Facing Charges Related To Child Porn wmur
  • Behind the rebranding of Hot 107.1 FM denver westword
  • Radio station KWMR celebrates 10th year marin independent journal
  • Host mixes radio, business. Radio host Eddie Reyes almost always finds the happy medium between keeping business strictly on air and sipping margaritas during commercial breaks for his online radio show, Diversity in Action. north texas daily
  • Radio Goes Green for Earth Day – No Really about.com
  • Radio station should reconsider putting Bob Ney on the air newark advocate
  • Radio station tower hearing on hold. A public hearing on a conditional zoning use permit for a proposed 190-foot AM radio tower will resume on May 4 pike county courier
  • Dr. Laura to set sail in Newport-Ensenada yacht race oc register
  • Radio stations to host fundraiser for fire victims south carolina now
  • Services set for popular Mobile DJ Ray-Ray Russell al.com
  • Morning show host mixes fun with opinions (Shari Elliker WBAL) laurel leader
  • Ramsey: Hysteria ‘has got to stop’ sun journal
  • Radio station apologies for remarks on webcast. The operator of a Hattiesburg radio station has apologized for any offensive remarks broadcast on a live webcast during Southern Miss’ spring football game. wlox
  • KGA Remains Flagship Station for Chiefs our sports central
  • Radio host lifted by crane for fundraiser. WVOC’s Kevin Cohen airs show from 150 feet to raise money for blood cancer daily gamecock
  • Saturday’s UH baseball doubleheader on radio after all honolulu advertiser

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Randi Rhodes Returns to Radio May 11 Thanks to ‘Rightwing’ Network newsbusters
  • Radio schmadio… examiner
  • An Apple-Inspired Radio & Records Turnaround inside music media
  • Geek Breakfast! truth justice and all that stuff
  • ‘Morning Drive’: Radio host’s path to punditry. In his book, Michael Smerconish writes about his first adventures in politics – msnbc
  • Rush on Miss USA Runner Up: ‘We’ve Lost The Pop Culture’ human events
  • Governor joined Franks on Mancow show northwest herald
  • Jack Franks is on the air … daily herald
  • Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly Report the Alleged GE Corruption Story national center blog
  • Former Detroit TV anchor seeks city council seat (Charles Pugh) mlive
  • On the Path Productions — Is Traditional Talk Radio Good for What Ails America? earth times
  • Dr. Laura and diet misinformation examiner

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • This ‘Glass’ is completely full the brooklyn paper
  • Chuck Schaden signing off WDCB-FM (90.9), but ‘Those Were the Days’ will continue chicago sun times
  • Kalamazoo gets a plug on NPR series, ‘Retooling Detroit’ airing this week mlive
  • Union, NPR Reach Concession Agreement radio and records
  • NPR Cutbacks Include 13 Layoffs topix
  • Independent media reigns supreme on KPFA golden gate x press
  • WSUM looks to manage stage at Mifflin badger herald
  • WUOT honored with two awards daily beacon
  • WNYC studio aims to make public radio more interactive smart brief
  • WEGLfest rocks for hunger campaign pitch engine
  • Hundreds come out for Dave Ramsey Webcast herald zeitung
  • Catholic radio notes 10th year with conference, potential expansion catholic courier
  • 89.5 The Promise Radio Adds “Table of Humanity” talk show April 25 1pm pal-item
  • Money expert Dave Ramsey provides economic hope during broadcast aired at Jackson church mlive

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Streaming & Tech

  • Radio gets a radical revamp. The dawn of radio ushered in the beginnings of mass media entertainment, which has now become fundamentally woven into the fabric of modern-day society. bbc
  • The Radio magazine Pick Hits of the 2009 NAB Show radio magazine
  • Pirate Bay lawyer to demand a retrial business and leadership
  • HD Radio vs. the Internet: Charting a Course to Digital radio world
  • ipadio: Broadcast live to the Internet from a Phone: ipadio launches individual.com
  • CBS Radio Tops March 2009 Webcast Metrics Ratings radio online
  • Broadcasters moving into mobile marketing radio business report
  • StreamTheWorld launches “targeted” ad replacement rain
  • Stream the World Offers Targeted Ad Replacement to Entire Client Roster radio magazine
  • Amazon Q1 Sales Up 18% billboard
  • A Fine Day For Internet Radio audio4cast
  • 20 smart ways to discover new music tech radar
  • Host your own radio talk show; for free khq
  • News Corp. reshuffles top executives at MySpace the industry standard

Radio News International:


  • Zee Network Europe to close station and offload UK radio assets mediaweek uk
  • Bauer’s Kiss radio relaunches Totalkisss website mediaweek uk
  • EU votes for longer music copyright the register
  • Scots DJ Calvin Harris has one eye on sponsorship daily record
  • Sir Clement Freud funeral. Sir Clement Freud, the broadcaster and raconteur, was laid to rest in a laughter-filled funeral which honoured his three greatest loves: family, food and a flutter on the horses. telegraph
  • Frank Lampard has tirade hitting back at ‘heartless’ claims by ex Elen Rives live on radio mirror
  • Radio job is a dream come true for Carl bolton news
  • WRXP in Staten Island. FM jock Rich Russo aims to break the local music scene silive
  • KISS debuts ad-free home page radio today
  • SunTalk teams up with Million 2-1 radio today
  • Radio City founder ready to retire radio today
  • Vincent Joins The Revolution radio today
  • Radio – more than just a number james cridland’s blog
  • National TV and Radio company lacks money for Eurovision unian
  • SEEMO Urges NATO to Admit Mistake in Striking Radio-TV Serbia novinite




Radio & Records

  • musicFirst Accuses NAB Of False Poormouth Claims
  • Refi Deal Gives Gores Group 75% Of Westwood One
  • Arbitron Details March PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner?
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 23, 2009
  • B96 Fills Middays & Nights
  • Union, NPR Reach Concession Agreement
  • Randi Rhodes Resurfaces
  • Street Talk: Stryker Leaves ‘Loveline’
  • Max Orders Chinese In Norfolk
  • NAB: Mays, Walters, Gabbert Presented Quaal Awards
  • Payola Consent Decrees In Works
  • Journal Radio Revenues Fall Nearly 22% in Q1
  • WHYY Cuts Staff
  • CBS Radio Tops Ando Media’s March Webcast Metrics
  • Confirmed: MySpace CEO DeWolfe To Exit Company
  • Street Talk: London Emerges In Virginia
  • Cowboys Ride Over To CBS/Dallas
  • Beasley Renews Contract With Arbitron In Five Diary Markets

All Access

  • Wildfire Hits Myrtle Beach; Radio Responds
  • ADA Takes Control Of Ryko Distribution
  • Group Releases Pro-LPFM Report
  • Pendleton LMAs 107.9 Jamz/Champaign-Urbana
  • Manager Buys Nebraska Combo
  • Schaden Sets Retirement From ‘Those Were The Days’
  • Zane Out, Camfield In For Mornings At Xfm/London
  • Eminem Premieres New Single On Sirius
  • StreetPulse: Diana Krall Back In Top Spot
  • CNN Radio Covers Obama’s First 100 Days
  • Dodger GM Makes Weekly Appearance On KABC
  • Bob Harvey Adds Audio Updates To Site
  • Rachel Logan Gets Around … Virtually
  • Gospel’s Rev. Timothy Wright Dead At 61

Radio Ink

  • PPM Goes Live In Boston, Arbitron Details March Metrics
  • Premiere Syndicates Randi Rhodes
  • Niecy Nash To Host Gracies
  • Ramiro Torres Takes Over Weekend Top 40 Rhythmic Mix
  • Cochran Receives Honors From NAB, RTNDA
  • Liberty Media Execs Join Sirius XM Board
  • Westwood One Completes Recapitalization
  • Regent Shareholders To Vote On Reverse Stock Split
  • Beasley Re-Ups With Arbitron In Diary Markets
  • Journal Revenues Drop Sharply In Q1
  • FCC Names Diversity Committee, Sets Meeting
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds More Support
  • CBS Radio Tops Ando Media Ratings
  • FlyCast Adds SongFlyer For Twitter, Facebook


  • Report: Labels Negotiating With Hulu For Online Videos
  • Boston PPM Ratings Become Currency, Arbitron Releases March Metrics
  • FCC Announces Membership Of New Diversity Committee
  • MySpace executives to exit, more House members sign Local Radio Freedom Act.
  • What happens to the album pre-release cycle in this new era?
  • Congress plans new P2P probe

Inside Radio

  • HD Radio awareness stagnates.
  • Online radio gains ears.
  • Five lawmakers join royalty fight.
  • Randi Rhodes signs with Premiere.
  • A break in Boise for Journal.
  • LPFM becomes civil rights issue.
  • Radio: “Made for tough economic times.”
  • CBS Radio inks Dallas Cowboys.
  • More cuts at NPR.
  • Texas hosts return to Iraq.

Radio Business Report

  • Westwood One completes recap
  • Max Media brings “Kung Pao 100.5” to Tidewater
  • NAB issues response to label claim
  • Kekeluv past half way point
  • NAB gets five more to oppose tax
  • 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

Radio Online

  • Arbitron Details March PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • CBS Radio Tops March 2009 Webcast Metrics Ratings
  • WWI Completes Recapitalization, Gores Stake 75%
  • Premiere Radio Networks to Syndicate Randi Rhodes
  • CBS’s KRLD-FM/Dallas Inks Multi-Year Cowboys Deal
  • Research Director Debuts Instant Answers for PPM
  • EMF Agrees to Acquire Toledo Duo for $2.83 Million
  • Five More Lawmakers Oppose Local Airplay Rotalties
  • Entercom in Norfolk VP of Operations Don London, who also serves as PD/MD of AC WWDE-FM (2WD), takes afternoons on 2WD
  • WNKT-FM (107.5 The Game)/Columbia, SC, afternoon co-host Mike Morgan exits
  • WXMM-FM (100.5 Max FM)/Norfolk has jettisoned its air staff
  • KSEQ-FM (Q97)/Fresno taps veteran morning personality Davey D for afternoons
  • Gina Hart exits Christian AC WFHM-FM (95.5 The Fish)/Cleveland

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Premiere To Syndicate Randi Rhodes
  • March PPM Results Blow In
  • FCC “Diversity Committee” To Meet May 7
  • Dr. Laura Salutes Moms Across America


  • Arbitron – Atlanta, Detroit, Washington DC
  • 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

All About Country

  • Dierks Heads To Australia With Brooks & Dunn
  • Toby Talks To The Press
  • Mac McAnally Hangs With Texas PD’s
  • PPM Roll-Out On-Schedule & Continuing
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  • Adelle Borchetta Takes Lofton Creek’s NE Region
  • Gloriana Performs At High Schools
  • CMA Music Festival Adds 3 More Acts
  • Playboy Goes COUNTRY–Online Acoustics
  • Montgomery Gentry Sings For The Braves
  • Collin Raye Readies For His 5th Platinum Album
  • Nashville WSMV-TV I-Team Investigates WhiteStar
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