Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 05-18-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WRIF-FM announces new lineup in Motown radio business report
  • McFeely resigns from Forum, takes job with KFGO grand forks herald
  • Dial Global Names Tim Maranville SVP/Programming radio online
  • Tony Renda Jr. Resigns from Renda Broadcasting radio online
  • Jacks Hutchison Transfers to Entercom/Seattle as MM radio online
  • WLW Radio in Cincinnati whacked several staffers last week, including Paul Daugherty, Alan Cutler and blogger C. Trent Rosecrans. dayton daily news
  • WKQC soars after personnel overhaul. Adult contemporary radio station jumps 4 slots in the latest Arbitron ratings. charlotte observer
  • KSL, KNRS top radio stations in Salt Lake market deseret news
  • Local Programming Focus Keeps Ratings on the Rise for Sports Radio 850 The Buzz big news raleigh
  • Beloved radio personality switching stations (Russ Long WRNJ) record observer tribune
  • Exclusive Interview With Eminem to Air on SIRIUS XM’s Shade 45 Channel pr newswire
  • Miners team with Withers Broadcasting to form radio network marion daily republican
  • Hanifan is out of Rams’ booth stl today
  • Cumulus Media picks up PSU football. Nittany Lions football will air on 93.5 WTPA the sentinel
  • Penn State football ready to ROCK on 93.5 FM penn live

News & PR

  • Severin furor has sponsors pulling ads. Some unsure about sticking with host boston.com
  • Severin’s barbs on Mexicans cause dismay among some advertisers boston.com
  • Radio’s Savage wants UK to remove name from banned list cnn
  • Radio’s Michael Savage protests black list upi
  • Burke to remain in jail. Former Real Radio 104.1 FM deejay Shannon Burke will remain in jail my fox orlando
  • Former Radio Personality Held With No Bond. Former radio host Shannon Burke was back in front of a judge Thursday afternoon and was held with no bond. wftv orlando
  • Shannon Burke: Radio personality Shannon Burke not allowed to bond out of jail orlando sun sentinel
  • TOM JOYNER EXPLAINS CRUISE CHANGES: Radio host writes letter to fans regarding change of itinerary and credit considerations. eurweb
  • Radio Station Thanks Fans With Fireworks (KFOG) ktvu
  • Chat with radio personality Mike Stone at 11 a.m. detroit freepress
  • Prison Inmates Stop Eating for Radio Rights about.com
  • On the radio: Merrill Schindler back On KABC; Leykis has ‘new perspective.’ ocregister
  • THE MAGIC IS GONE. Radio listeners lament station’s change of format (KIDD-AM 630) monterey county herald
  • Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling (video) weii
  • The Best and Worst Baltimore Media Personalities the bleacher report
  • Decades of DJs. The radio business is one where people have a tendancy to move around a lot. There are two people who have been doing their thing here in our area for decades. wnep
  • Ken Malden | Longtime WQAM sportscaster miami herald
  • Bill Ashley Dies.Former broadcast engineer, hardware salesman and equipment manufacturer Bill Ashley has died. He was 66. radio world
  • Rediscovered Philco inspires nostalgia for old-time radio days asheville citizen times
  • Paul Willey inducted into Radio Guide magazine’s Hall of Achievement north adams transcript
  • Kris Allen on B98.5 Friday morning arkansas online
  • Ed Schultz eyes a return to the NDSU football booth inforum

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Genachowski Nomination Hearing Postponed. Was orginally set for May 12 broadcasting and cable
  • Copps: Tying Diversity To Fairness Doctrine Is Issue Mongering, Tried to allay the fears of conservatives about the FCC’s new Diversity Advisory Committee broadcasting and cable
  • O’Leary Report: FCC Chairman Copps and Diversity Committee Chairman Rivera Talk of Bringing Race War to Broadcast Corporations pr newswire
  • Jackson, Civil-Rights Groups Reject Performance Rights Act radio and records
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • With 1.5 Million Downloads, Public Radio Feels the Love From iPhone Users yahoo
  • A new news model: Maybe Minnesota Public Radio should go into the newspaper business minnpost
  • Celebrating the work of women. Cokie Roberts talks about We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters houston chronicle
  • The Commencement Speech Roxana Saberi Could Not Deliver poynter online
  • Rumors surround SIUE’s possible changes at WSIE-FM radio station bnd
  • BYU breaks ground on broadcasting building herald extra
  • MediaNotes: Krasny, St. John are class acts in local radio scene contra costa times
  • ‘Mr. Reggae’ still at the controls after 30 years post and courier
  • Board should keep KMHD the advocate
  • Bisbee radio station gets 2 CTC VISTA grants sierra vista herald
  • Matthews’ job is to talk and Meyer’s is to protect his team news leader
  • Woman In Pictures With Father Cutie Is Identified cbs4 miami
  • Television station identifies Alberto Cutié’s female companion miami herald

Streaming & Tech

  • Study: Streaming Nets Longer Listening For Stations audio4cast
  • Is Lala’s DRM new way to lock up music? cnet
  • Imeem, Lala investments not paying for Warner cnet
  • 10 Radio Stations Join MediaSpan Network of Websites yahoo
  • The rabbit hole of discovering music online msnbc
  • Will Users Really Watch Last.fm’s New Ad-supported Visual Radio? clickz
  • Notice That Murdoch Is Only Talking About Charging For Content… Not Giving People A Reason To Buy tech dirt
  • The Latest Players in Smart Grid: Radio Stations greentechgrid
  • IE on pace to drop below 50% share by 2011 industry standard
  • Digital Media Exec: Metrics Are ‘In Crisis’ mediaweek
  • MPAA: teachers should videotape monitors, not rip DVDs ars technica

Radio News International:


  • More people listening to the radio than at any time in the past decade telegraph
  • The Big Question: Why are radio audiences rising, and how come the industry is in crisis? the independent
  • Radio, my comforting, stimulating friend. More of us are tuning in to the airwaves than ever. telegraph
  • Broadcasters rejoice, radio not broken follow the media
  • Battle for Londons airwaves – Heart FM still most listened to station london daily news
  • Jonathan Ross loses 360,000 listeners of Radio 2 show after Sachsgate mail online
  • Jonathan Ross loses 360,000 radio listeners in a year telegraph
  • Chris Moyles to sign new deal with BBC as radio audience grows times online
  • Chris Moyles tells Phillip Schofield he should leave This Morning instead of Fern Britton mirror
  • Johnny and Lisa’s radio show is still Capital at waking us up evening standard
  • Christian O’Connell to front 5 Live topical show broadcast now
  • Danny Baker and Christian O’Connell to front new shows on BBC Radio 5 Live guardian
  • How I went Ga-Ga: The radio addict who tuned to a different station every day mail online
  • British Home Secretary Savages Free Speech the brussels journal
  • Jazz FM comes swinging back radio today
  • Kevin Maguire teams up with LBC radio today
  • Listening up at Tindle Radio radio today
  • Baker and O’Connell for 5 live radio today
  • One Big Weekend’s got it covered radio today
  • Football a turnoff for Radio Scotland. RADIO Scotland’s audience figures slumped 7.9 per cent over the past year, figures showed yesterday, despite radio listening reaching an all-time high across the UK. the scotsman.


  • CRTC Renews CBC/Radio-Canada Licences for One Year broadcaster


  • Child abuse ad wins Gold Siren award. THE controversial radio ad for the Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) organisation has won the 2009 Gold Siren award for best radio ad of the year. perth now
  • Emergency regulations working well: Fiji acting PM radio australia news
  • Community radio a non-starter times of india
  • Joy FM Subpoenaed peace fm online
  • English Radio Service to Go on Air in Major Cities korea times
  • Gambia: Whats On – Gander Production Launches Radio Show all africa


Radio & Records

  • Copps To Diversity Committee: Don’t Resurrect Fairness Doctrine
  • CBS Posts Q1 Loss On Ad Slump
  • Entercom Q1 Revenue Falls 21% to $75.4 Million
  • Jackson, Civil-Rights Groups Reject Performance Rights Act
  • Survey: CPO Households Grow To 20%
  • Tony Renda, Jr. Resigns From Renda Broadcasting
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 7, 2009
  • Update: David Rehr Resigns As NAB Head
  • Update: Genachowski Hearing Unplugged
  • Sirius XM Q1 Revenues Jump 5% To $605.5 Million
  • Saga Radio Revs Off 17%
  • Salem Broadcast Revs Down 12% In Q1
  • EMI Music Earnings Triple To $246 Million
  • Warner Music Group Q2 Losses Widen
  • Cunningham Departs Uni Motown
  • Mr. Hutchison Goes To Seattle
  • McIver Focuses On Her Covenant
  • Street Talk: Kane Gets B’ham Nights
  • Dial Global Names Program Managers
  • For Pete’s Sake! Salant Exits WWYZ
  • USRN Teams With ‘Power Source Top 20’ For Ad Sales
  • Promo Pros Form MF Entertainment
  • Street Talk: Kraddick MOVeS Into Salt Lake City
  • DeDe McGuire Added To Mornings On KKDA

All Access

  • Copps: Don’t Let Fairness Doctrine ‘Straw Man’ Deflect Move Towards Diversity
  • Genachowski Senate Hearing Delayed
  • Regent Revs Down 12.3% In Q1
  • Saga Q1 Revenues Off 17.2%
  • Nassau Restructures, Goldman Sachs Gets 85% Equity
  • U.S. Economy Shed 539,000 Jobs In April
  • WCVZ Sale Closes
  • Tony Renda Jr Resigns from Renda Broadcasting
  • Mackenzie, Bryant Launch WOW Radio Group
  • Industry Vets Form MF Entertainment
  • BJ Odom Lands An OM/PD Gig
  • Sarah Lee Owensby Saves Elderly Couple From Fire
  • ‘Celebrity Priest’ Loses Radio Show In Scandal
  • Friedman Named GM At BDS Radio Canada
  • CEO’s Comments Worry 2GB/Sydney Staffers
  • WTPA Nabs Penn State Football
  • Noncomm Donated To College
  • Beatles Tie-In Made Available
  • StreetPulse: Dylan’s Still #1 This Weekend
  • Schindler Returns To KABC Lineup
  • Miami Sportscaster Ken Malden Dies
  • There’s A New Iovino

Radio Ink

  • CBS Radio Revenues Drop Double Digits In Q1
  • Salem Broadcast Revenues Down In Q1
  • Saga Reports Q1 Revenue Results
  • USRN Takes On Ad Sales For Power Source Top 20
  • Entercom Revenues Fall Sharply In Q1
  • Sirius XM Revenues Up, Loss Narrows In Q1
  • Entravision Revenues Off In Q1
  • Beasley Revenues Drop Sharply In Q1
  • Civil Rights Groups Urge Hearing On Performance Royalties
  • Senate Hearing Set For Genachowski
  • Updated: Rehr Resigns
  • Indecency Leads Broadcast Complaints In Q3
  • Maranville Joins Dial Global In Programming Post
  • Savage Wants Off UK’s Banned List
  • O’Shaughnessy: Rehr’s Resignation ‘Couldn’t Have Come At A Worse Time’
  • Final Verdict Expands To Seven Days
  • Schreck Joins Dial Global For Sports Sales
  • Survey: One In Five U.S. Homes Is Cellphone-Only
  • Summer SIPs Are On The Way
  • Last.fm Debuts New Visual Player


  • X’s John Doe talks music biz
  • Performance royalty would grant artists & labels part of radio’s take
  • Satellite radio broadens its reach
  • labels reportedly unhappy with MySpace Music
  • Sirius XM Sees Loss Widen, Revenue Increase In Q1
  • Despite losses, Karmazin claims “Satellite radio is now a cash flow growth story.”

Inside Radio

  • Nassau Broadcasting restructures.
  • Genachowski confirmation delayed.
  • Arbitron invests in TV.What went wrong with radio?
  • Conservatives: FCC gunning for Fairness Doctrine.
  • Tony Renda Jr. leaves family business.
  • Not just layoffs — Saga’s hiring.
  • Salem’s niche pays off.
  • CBS cuts radio expenses by $100 million.
  • Dial Global goes to Maranville.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: Classic Hits & Classic Rock.

Radio Business Report

  • Subscribers drop for Sirius XM
  • Nielsen delivering ratings data again
  • WRIF-FM announces new lineup in Motown
  • WTKK launches The Prime Time Car Hour
  • Savage demands apology from UK
  • Entercom Q1 down 21%; “We may have hit bottom in March”
  • NATPE announces next TV competition
  • NABPAC wants you
  • Beasley revenues dropped in Q1
  • FNR announces “Summer of Savings”
  • CC Radio paying less, not more, for Arbitron diary service
  • Clear Channel renews Arbitron in some, but not all, markets
  • Spanish broadcasters to battle performance fees

Radio Online

  • Tony Renda Jr. Resigns from Renda Broadcasting
  • Salem Q1 Revenues Down 10.7%, Earnings Decline
  • CBS Radio Unit Q1 Revenues Fall 29% to $524 Million
  • Saga Q1 Revenues Down 17%, Profit Swing to Loss
  • Jacks Hutchison Transfers to Entercom/Seattle as MM
  • WWYZ/Hartford Program Director Pete Salant Exits
  • Summer 2009 Station Info Packets Mailed to Stations
  • USRN to Handle National Ad Sales for Power Source
  • Impact Radio Expands ”Daypart Personality” Lineup
  • Dial Global Names Tim Maranville SVP/Programming
  • Sirius XM Posts Q1 Loss of $236M, Subscribers Down
  • Entercom Q1 Revenue Drops 21%, SOI Declines 31%
  • Civil Rights Groups Urge Hearing on Airplay Rotalties
  • KISQ-FM (98.1 Kiss FM)/San Francisco morning host Renel Brooks-Moon exits
  • WSTR-FM (Star 94)/Atlanta taps Heather Branch for middays
  • KDAY-FM (93.5 The Beat)/Los Angeles Assistant PD/MD Devi Dev is out

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Talk Stations: Differentiate, Or Die
  • A Plea For Online Audio Processing
  • Still Her Kid’s Mom


  • News – DeDe McGuire Back at K-104 Dallas
  • Arbitron – Greenville-New Bern, Huntsville
  • Arbitron – Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Charleston SC, Jackson
  • News – Raphael Saadiq On Da Move

All About Country

  • Jack Hutchinson Now Seattle Wolf GM
  • Genachowski Hearing Postponed
  • 34-Years Of ‘Flow’ For The Bellamy Brothers
  • BJ Odom Surfaces At 106.9 TheBull/Zolfo Springs, FL
  • Joey+Rory’s New Video Play The Song
  • Dixie 105.7 Doubles It’s Morning Show
  • New Gaylord Board Members Affirm Opry’s Importance
  • Brooks & Dunn And Dierks Win International Artist Awards
  • 35-Years Of COUNTRY For WCTY
  • Doctors Order Jennifer Nettles 10-Days Voice Rest
  • CMA Music Festival Gets Even Sweeter
  • Geroge Strait Schedules Houston
  • It’s 59 And Counting For WXBQ