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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 05-29-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Philip Guarascio Elected Arbitron Chairman of The Board individual.com
  • Houston’s radio scam artists Dean and Rog are back houston chronicle
  • WKLQ goes online, WBBL goes FM fox 17
  • Beasley to Flip KBET/Las Vegas to Sports Format radio online
  • KPWT San Antonio will flip to Talk as “FM Talk 106.7“. radioinsight
  • ESPN-FM 97.3 to cover Cape May to Toms River, Atlantc City to Philadelphia nj.com
  • PPM comes up short in minority demos radio business report
  • Jail takes heat over Drew’s radio call beacon news
  • Did Erich “Mancow” Muller Fake His Waterboarding for Publicity? gawker
  • Society confidential: Awkward moments in (Detroit) radio detroit news
  • STATIC: On airwaves, less news is bad news? north county times
  • Cubs fans will buffer WGN from backlash at shake-up chicago sun times
  • Bud Walters Predicts 25% Will Abandon Music Radio radio online
  • FCC official: Fairness Doctrine talk is ‘conspiratorial’ the hill
  • Radio Group Head Proposes One Big Royalties Pot radio and records
  • Journalist says she falsely confessed to spying (Saberi) wday
  • CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings radio ink
  • Tweetmic – a great iPhone app for Broadcasters hear 2.0
  • Palm’s music strategy: Use iTunes cnet
  • Hulu Launches App That Makes Computer Viewing More Like TV media bistro
  • Lakeland Radio fined by Ofcom for picking wrong answers to contest guardian uk
  • Nuclear test carried out in North Yorkshire… announces BBC news presenter mail uk
  • CBC 99.1 FM, Toronto, Boasts Highest Ratings Ever broadcaster
  • CBC AM holds and gains radio listeners vancouver sun
  • AWESOME: Digital radio launches in Australia apc
  • Venezuela’s Chavez launches 4-day talkathon google/ap

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Philip Guarascio Elected by Arbitron Board as Non-Executive Chairman of The Board individual.com
  • 100% OEM Penetration Doesn’t Make Sirius Sense … Yet seeking alpha
  • Cox Sells Direct-Mail Business mediaweek
  • GUY ‘HANDS’ OVER $45M GIFT TO EMI ny post
  • Mac Attack: McDonald’s Ups Ad Reach media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Houston’s radio scam artists Dean and Rog are back houston chronicle
  • Grand Rapids station WBBL increases sports reach with move to 107.3 FM mlive
  • WBBL adds FM, WKLQ goes only online wood grand rapids
  • Grand Rapids all-sports station WBBL moves to 107.3 FM; WKLQ shifts to Web mlive
  • WKLQ goes online only; 107.3 becomes FM sports station wzzm 13
  • Khloe Kardashian Radio Show Premieres Friday Night (y100 miami) all headline news
  • WKLQ goes online, WBBL goes FM fox 17
  • Rock Off: It’s a Ball on FM in Grand Rapids. Rock WKLQ is no more on the FM dial as sports takes over the 107.3 frequency in the Grand Rapids area. michiguide
  • Beasley to Flip KBET/Las Vegas to Sports Format radio online
  • Power Out in San Antonio. Cox Radio’s Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KPWT San Antonio will flip to Talk as “FM Talk 106.7“. radioinsight
  • ESPN-FM 97.3 to cover Cape May to Toms River, Atlantc City to Philadelphia nj.com
  • TRN & Washington Time Launch Radio Partnership fmqb
  • Syndicated ‘Washington Times’ Radio Show Debuts in June media buyer planner
  • Melanie Morgan scores a big shot at a national show examiner
  • Media and Marketing: Bob Chase to retire as WOWO sports director fort wayne daily news
  • Roxette Reunion Special Hosted By Per Gessle to Air on Nordic Rox on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum Channel yahoo
  • Legendary ‘Floydian Slip’ going off the air. The weekly Pink Floyd radio show “Floydian Slip” will end its 13-year Vermont run on Winooski’s Champ 101.3 vermont biz
  • Open-line radio back in Cape Breton with Local Matters cape breton community press
  • Radio show to help seniors with such issues as law, finances (WSTU) tc palm
  • Al Kaline in Tigers’ radio booth for two games mlive
  • Kaline filling in for Dickerson on radio. Hall of Famer to work Baltimore series in its entirety mlb
  • Eagles radio switching stations jackson sun
  • Local radio station finalizes deal to air Dodgers games review journal
  • NFL Network show to stir debate. Nantz to speak at KILT’s lunch fund-raiser houston chronicle
  • Henny lands new radio gig schenectady daily gazette

News & PR

  • PPM comes up short in minority demos radio business report
  • More Headaches For Arbitron. Ethnic 18-34 benchmarks off in multiple markets radio and records
  • Jail takes heat over Drew’s radio call beacon news
  • Society confidential: Awkward moments in radio. Greater Media market manager John Gallagher and music biz attorney/agent Mike Novak were on the upper deck at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak last Thursday… when they realized they were in the middle of a group that included several radio folks Gallagher had fired. detroit news
  • Cubs fans will buffer WGN from backlash at shake-up chicago sun times
  • Two small electronic devices impact Seattle radio examiner
  • Peace breaks out at Sirius-XM AGM rapid tv news
  • NAB Launches “Don’t Tax That Dial” Radio Competition radio magazine
  • Documentary on North Texas DJ to play at Dallas’ Granada Theater (Brett Dillon) pegasus news
  • Longtime Flint radio engineer worked to make on-air hosts sound their best (Donald McComb) mlive
  • Journalist Chose Latin America as His Beat, Ken Dermota, 53, a journalist and former union organizer who specialized in issues involving Latin America, died May 11 of cancer at Washington Hospital Center. washington post
  • Forecaster Rea Strange, known on radio as ‘Erich Wright,’ dies at 77 ventura county star
  • Alamo Radio Station Conducts Demonstration Broadcast lincoln county record
  • SIRIUS XM’s Book Radio Channel Takes Its Microphones to ‘BookExpo America’ yahoo
  • Hanover radio personality heading to Nashville. Radio personality Tim Michaels, of WHVR-1280 AM in Hanover, will broadcast from Nashville during next month’s Country Music Association’s music festival. york daily record
  • Radio Station, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Partners to Tell the Sustainer Story dvids
  • KEXP And Seattle Center Present Concerts At The Mural 7/31 – 8/21 broadway world
  • Holdrege Radio Station Provides Free Lunch (kuvr & kmty) nebraska tv
  • Local radio personality becomes TV personality cabinet.com
  • 100-plus radio spots in 24 hours: TJ’s task politirazzi
  • IMS Radio Network live and archived audio yahoo sports

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Bud Walters Predicts 25% Will Abandon Music Radio radio online
  • ‘Legal action is the only way to protect revenues’ business standard
  • At Cumulus, Big Dickey Is Watching inside music media
  • For A Great Radio Promotion, Ask The Mayor infinite dial
  • What To Ask Next infinite dial
  • STATIC: On airwaves, less news is bad news? north county times
  • They’ll Be Dancing In The Streets In Detroit… mel phillips
  • Getting Jobbed. Job Seekers The news that Clear Channel is launching a project to help unemployed workers in markets they serve is interesting, to say the least. jacobs media
  • What’s Going Up? While the traditional radio ad revenue picture looks bleak, digital radio expenditures actually jumped 13% during Q1 of this year. jacobs media
  • Will ‘perfect storm’ of problems doom Black radio? final call
  • Did Erich “Mancow” Muller Fake His Waterboarding for Publicity? gawker
  • Proposed $225K campaign to sway legislators over budget. A strategy memo prepared calls for using radio ads, automated phone calls and other campaign tools. abc 15 phoenix

FCC & Legal

  • FCC official: Fairness Doctrine talk is ‘conspiratorial’ the hill
  • Conyers moderates position after ‘Performance Rights Act’ uproar new pittsburgh courier
  • Radio Group Head Proposes One Big Royalties Pot. Cromwell’s Walters wants to educate Performance Rights Act proponents radio and records
  • Artists, radio station owners to air concerns detroit news
  • Proposed radio fees could mean less music, fewer stations counton2 charleston
  • WATCH: Performance tax raises concerns among radio industry kuve austin
  • Minority Broadcasters, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Performance Tax radio 2020
  • Verizon: Verizon Asks FCC to Prevent Cable Companies From Blocking Access to Regional Sports Programming individual.com
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Journalist says she falsely confessed to spying wday
  • Fear led US reporter to confess to Iran spying the raw story
  • Roxana Saberi On Her Imprisonment In Iran npr
  • Garrison Keillor brings ‘Prairie Home Companion’ to SoCal oc register
  • Vatican Radio Sells Advertising Time zenit

Streaming & Tech

  • CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings radio ink
  • Slow month overall, but CBS Radio still leads in April ratings rain
  • New Internet radio stations test waters in CNY syracuse.com
  • Yahoo U.S. content exec latest to quit: memo reuters
  • Clear Channel Satellite Adds Virginia News Network to the X-Digital System. yahoo
  • Tweetmic – a great iPhone app for Broadcasters hear 2.0
  • Hanson Fills Local Void With Smoothjazz Online audio4cast
  • Will Microsoft’s Zune Boost HD Radio? mediaweek
  • Hulu Launches Labs Function. Debuts with desktop viewing application, widgetmaker broadcasting and cable
  • Hulu Launches App That Makes Computer Viewing More Like TV media bistro
  • Hulu’s New ‘Lean-Back Experience’ wall street journal
  • Hands on: much to like in Hulu Desktop ars technica
  • Study looks at early adopters. Broadband-media consumers fall into distinct categories thr
  • Palm shows off the Pre’s ability to sync with iTunes industry standard
  • Palm’s music strategy: Use iTunes cnet
  • Reportage: Turn Twitter into a “Radio Tuner” read write web
  • ‘Warner Music UK, Muzu announce video content partnership’ individual.com
  • Spotify Previews Mobile App billboard
  • Cuban on YouTube: “A Disaster Waiting to Happen” media bistro
  • Web Radio Hits the Road washington post
  • Techno savvy. Montreal electronic music festival MUTEK turns 10 cbc
  • Shifty study proclaims Brits a nation of freetards. Seven million downloading illegal content shocker register
  • Jobs sighted, reality distortion field primed for WWDC? register

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Lakeland Radio fined by Ofcom for picking wrong answers to contest. Most entrants had no chance of winning Lakeland Radio’s Suss the Celeb phone-in game, media regulator Ofcom rules guardian
  • Nuclear test carried out in North Yorkshire… announces BBC news presenter in Radio 5 gaffe mail
  • DJ Zoe Ball bags Radio 2 Saturday morning breakfast show mirror
  • Radio on Sky ‘hidden gem’ despite Bauer digital spy
  • What’s the point of NME Radio? NME Radio is good company, something that sites like Spotify can’t offer, but it’s just not rebellious enough guardian
  • Capitals Greek radio station not immune from slowdown and suffering from “pirate” radio stations the london daily news
  • The Radio Festival 2009 james cridland
  • Buckley takes charge of Signal radio today
  • Lakeland Radio fined £15,000 radio today
  • DAB space available in London radio today
  • talkSPORT extends Collymore deal radio today
  • Real Radio DJ Tony Wright banned for drink driving whales online

Canada

  • CBC 99.1 FM, Toronto, Boasts Highest Ratings Ever broadcaster
  • Astral Media Radio Stations Win Audiences broadcaster
  • CBC AM holds and gains radio listeners vancouver sun
  • Astral Media Radio stations win audiences!. Virgin Radio 999 and 97.3 EZ Rock show positive growth cnw group
  • CBC Downsizing Continues broadcaster
  • Kevin Klose Honored By North American Broadcasters Assn. radio and records
  • Radio ratings ride the home team in NHL postseason. You don’t need to be Einstein to match the city and the success for sports radio globe and mail

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Digital Radio: All You Need To Know cnet australia
  • AWESOME: Digital radio launches in Australia. Digital Radio officially goes live today. Here’s our massive guide on how CD quality audio over the air works. apc
  • Digital Radio goes Pink with disposable stations hydrapinion
  • Venezuela’s Chavez launches 4-day talkathon google/ap

Trades

Radio & Records

  • More Headaches For Arbitron. Ethnic 18-34 benchmarks off in multiple markets
  • Radio Group Head Proposes One Big Royalties Pot
  • Guarascio Elected By Arbitron Board As Non-Executive Chairman
  • UMG Held No. 1 Position In ’08
  • Will Microsoft’s Zune Boost HD Radio?
  • KBET Bets On Sports
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 28, 2009
  • Time Warner, AOL To Separate
  • Cox Has San Antonio Talking
  • Mancow Clarifies Waterboarding Stance
  • Kevin Klose Honored By North American Broadcasters Assn.
  • Arbitron Declares Dime Dividend For Quarter
  • Morgan And McCaslin Host Times Radio
  • Ando Media Releases April Webcast Metrics
  • ‘Paul & Young Ron Show’ Grows Florida Network
  • Riviera’s Las Vegas/Phoenix Stations To Get New Controllers
  • NAB Wants Radio To Get Creative
  • Sirius XM Shareholders OK Increased Shares
  • Mason’s The Walrus … Koo Koo Katchoo
  • Microsoft Packing HD Receiver In New Zune
  • Air America Creates In-House Sales Division
  • Culbertson Wakes Up The Smooth Jazz Network

All Access

  • NY Post: Terra Firma Injects More Cash Into EMI
  • Layoffs Hit ESPN
  • Guarascio Elected Non-Executive Chairman Of Arbitron Board
  • Johnson Joins UEG
  • Emmis SVP/VFO Dave Newcomer Exits
  • Royalty Increases Being Passed Along To Sat Subscribers?
  • Florida’s WBPC Sold
  • CNET: Video Of The New Zune HD
  • Web Radio Hits The Road
  • Local Radio Co. Gets Loan Facility From UKRD
  • John Rich Charged With Assault And Harassment
  • Jill Gleason Leaves RPM
  • KTHK Searches For Middayer As Melissa Snow Exits
  • Get Ready To ‘Jam’ In ‘Bama
  • Sarah Darling To Sing At Upcoming Sports Events
  • Hart Media Launches ‘Nashville Country Club’
  • Taylor Swift & Def Leppard Performance Available On DVD
  • Brown, Ramsay Join Tirico To Call NBA Finals For ESPN Radio
  • Kaline Pinch-Hits On Tigers Radio
  • Kellet Fills In At WINK, WOAI, WLAC
  • Lambuth U. Football Returns To AFR
  • Jon Carter Smells Like A Rose
  • Reporter Ken Dermota Dies
  • Ventura Weatherman Rea ‘Erich Wright’ Strange Dead At 77
  • Oops! Wrong Alice

Radio Ink

  • CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings
  • TRN To Launch ‘America’s Morning News,’ With Morgan, McCaslin
  • Report: No Labor Day Fireworks From Emmis
  • Time Warner To Spin Off AOL
  • RadioTime Opens UK Office
  • Arbitron Declares A Dividend
  • Air America Starts Network Sales Division
  • Karmazin Presentation Accentuates The Positive
  • Conyers To Host Detroit Meeting On Royalties
  • NAB Opens ‘Don’t Tax That Dial’ Competition
  • Microsoft’s Zune Adds HD Radio

FMQB

  • Arbitron Elects Guarascio As Chairman Of The Board
  • Time Warner to spin off AOL
  • U2 manager talks illegal downloading
  • Tennessean op-ed pieces on performance royalty
  • SpiralFrog still facing troubles after shutting down

Inside Radio

  • Marketers prep for recovery.
  • Radio holds up better.
  • Google says goodbye to radio.
  • NFL is a contact sport on radio too.
  • Extremists target Rusty Humphries.
  • A light webcasting month.
  • ESPN cuts jobs.
  • Exclusive Report: April Radio Revenue.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: Winter Adult Contemporary Overview.
  • Anchorage FM converts to wind power.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance Royalty showdown in Motown
  • PPM comes up short in minority demos
  • Rusty Humphries is now murder target
  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress
  • AES 127th Convention sets committee
  • TRN, Washington Times announce Morning Show talent
  • The Breeze off air for financial reasons
  • Updating the Mays Family stake in Clear Channel
  • Civil Rights groups press Senate for royalty hearing
  • Stations sold: Is it the start of something big?
  • NAB launches anti-tax ad competition
  • Marketron signs Regent
  • Next gen Zune devices to include HD Radio

Radio Online

  • Bud Walters Predicts 25% Will Abandon Music Radio
  • Airplay Royalties to Be Discussed in Detroit Meeting
  • TRN to Launch Investigative Reporting Radio Show
  • Beasley to Flip KBET/Las Vegas to Sports Format
  • CBS Announces $250 Million Senior Note Offering
  • Citadel to Flip WKLQ-FM/Grand Rapids to All Sports
  • Arbitron Board Declares 10-Cent Quarterly Dividend
  • KLLC-FM (Alice@97.3) San Francisco adds “Sex with Emily”
  • WXEG-FM (103.9 The X)/Dayton MD/afternoon talent Matt Jericho exits
  • KNRK-FM (94/7 FM)/Portland, OR, midday host Tara Dublin is out
  • WTKS-FM (Real Radio 104.1)/Orlando evening host Buckethead moves up to middays

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Morgan, McCaslin Host Washington Times Show
  • “Is Waterboarding Torture?” Not The Issue
  • Talk Host Claims Fatwa Issued On His Life
  • Peterson All Over Windy City Radio

Urbaninsite

  • Geno Jones Radio Network
  • Black Radio Doesn’t Deserve Our Help

All About Country

  • An Era Ends Tonight
  • John Rich Charged With Assault
  • WFRY/Watertown PM Driver Suffers Incredible Tragedy
  • Taylor Swift Does NBC Dateline Special Sunday Night
  • The Girl On The Billboard
  • Jim Diamond Moves To KGA/Spokane AM Drive
  • Arbitron Releases Spring Phase I Returns
  • Joe Nichols Sings For Mr Rogers Tribute
  • Gary Allan’s Stalker Gets Day In Court
  • Scott Borchetta & Big Kenny Join CMT Judges
  • Baseball Names River County Official Artist
  • CMA Now Taking 2009 Broadcast Awards Submissions
  • Kellie Pickler Suffers From Bronchitis
  • Country Weekly Fashion Show Benefits Musicians On Call
  • NAB Wants Your Creativity!