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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 06-05-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • CLEAR WARNINGS. BILLBOARD COMPANY FIRES $2.5B OPENING SALVO ny post
  • Clear Channel Lenders Quickly Becoming Vultures… digital music news
  • It’s looking better for the ad economy. Media buyers see recovery medialife
  • Advertising Is the New Radio adweek
  • WMGG/Tampa Talks Business radio ink
  • John Ziegler vows ‘anti-talk’ on new KGIL show oc register
  • Man pleads guilty to killing radio host Webb komo
  • College student gets 2 years for DUI crash that badly injured radio DJ (Shelly Martinez WCTY) the day connecticut
  • Gov. Blasts Station For Returning Severin To Talk Show wcvb boston
  • 98Rocked: Advertisers Pull Support From Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show fox 40
  • Rehr Lands At Crosby-Volmer For Now broadcasting and cable
  • The Oldies Discovery Scale infinite dial
  • FCC Diversity Advisory Committee radio business report
  • Amid Layoffs, Scannell Elected Chair Of WNYC Board media bistro
  • NPR’s Public Interactive Picked For Stream Reporting radio ink
  • Internet Radio Host Turner Unlikely To Appear In Court Until Next Week hartford courant
  • Sirius XM A La Carte Radios Closer than We Thought seeking alpha
  • The Local Radio Company sells Bournemouth’s Fire station mediaweek uk
  • Intruder who smashed up radio station believed he was acting for Barack Obama telegraph uk
  • Thomson to leave Global Radio for move to New York brand republic uk
  • Rogers Announces the Debut of Toronto’s only Hit Music Station KISS92.5 FM – cnw group
  • CRTC will not regulate new media google

Radio News US: Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel’s resilience hit by downturn financial times
  • Clear Channel Lenders Quickly Becoming Vultures… digital music news
  • CLEAR WARNINGS. BILLBOARD COMPANY FIRES $2.5B OPENING SALVO ny post
  • The Big Bankruptcy Fight Begins. Some of the largest lenders to the private equity groups that led the $23.8bn buy-out of Clear Channel Communications intend to turn down a proposed debt exchange, hoping to drive the radio and outdoor advertising company towards default. seeking alpha
  • Blocked Performance Rights Act May Present Huge Opportunity for Sirius seeking alpha
  • It’s looking better for the ad economy. Media buyers see recovery taking hold by the fall medialife
  • Advertising Is the New Radio. Commercials become important vehicles to help artists promote their songs adweek
  • Joblessness Hits 9.4%, but Losses Slow ny times

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WMGG/Tampa Talks Business radio ink
  • Genesis Launches All Business News in Tampa radio online
  • John Ziegler vows ‘anti-talk’ on new KGIL show. On the radio: Latest news on Jane Monreal and Glenn Beck. oc register
  • RICHARD WAGONER: Ziegler returning to the airwaves via KGIL daily breeze
  • 93.1 Sacramento: Something Classic radio insight
  • Bruce Stevens Returns To Radio. Bruce Stevens is now doing his morning show at WJMJ FM (88.9), owned by the Archdiocese of Hartford. hartford courant
  • Sabo Setting FM Talk Seminars radio ink
  • Stanley Cup Finals are iced on St. Louis radio stl today

News & PR

  • Killer of ex-radio-show host pleads guilty. The man who killed former radio talk-show host Mike Webb two years ago pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. seattle times
  • Guilty plea for killing Seattle radio host seattle times
  • Man pleads guilty to killing radio host Webb komo
  • Seattle radio host’s killer pleads guilty to murder seattle pi
  • College student gets 2 years in prison for DUI crash that badly injured radio DJ (Shelly Martinez, WCTY) the day connecticut
  • Gov. Blasts Station For Returning Severin To Talk Show. Host Suspended After Making Comments About Mexicans wcvb boston
  • Mass. Gov. `disappointed’ in radio host’s return. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he is “disappointed” a Boston radio station reinstated a talk show host who called Mexicans “criminaliens” and other derogatory terms amid the swine flu outbreak. boston.com
  • Patrick denounces Severin’s remarks. Calls for debate, restraint from hate boston.com
  • Gov. Deval Patrick no fan of Jay Severin’s. Rips station for letting Severin back on air boston herald
  • 98Rocked: Advertisers Pull Support From Local Radio Program. Sonic, Chipotle and Snapple pull advertisements in response to “Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show” transgender comments fox 40
  • Rehr Lands At Crosby-Volmer For Now. Former president of NAB resigned in May broadcasting and cable
  • Pignato Trial: Radio Interview May Keep Witness From Stand rochester homepage
  • Sterling pays tribute to self as Yankees’ radio voice ny daily news
  • Kerri Kasem’s kitty is ready for her closeup on ‘Housecat Housecalls’ ny daily news
  • Prince Radio Imposter Called Out Radio interview with Prince promoting a concert gala was a hoax. The interview aired live on Star 94.1 late last week, promoting a concert gala that had been planned for the North County. nbc san diego
  • Ethnic Media Expand Audience by 8 Million Adults in 4 Years; Outlets Now Reach 57 Million Blacks, Latinos and Asians pr newswire
  • Third time’s a charm for Denise Richards’ breasts? Hey, it’s complicated (howard stern) la times
  • Announcer gets paid to talk about his passion. Mike Stoughton always had the sound in his throat, the deep, velvet tones that begged for a career in radio or a similar endeavor. asbury park press
  • Mud Hens’ ‘Voice’ still going strong after 35 years toledo freepress
  • Radio team asks community for as much as they can give. A morning radio team for Charlotte’s Power 98 took part in a 28-hour-long effort to help a homeless shelter this week. news 14
  • UN opens doors for day-long talk radio event eastday
  • Bridgewater country music show to benefit food bank (WDVR) nj.com

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • PAUL PORTER ON THE ‘PERFORMANCE RIGHTS’ ISSUE: Black Radio Speaks with Fork Tongue (Commentary) eurweb
  • Editorial: Performing Rights Act gives musicians their fair share for radio play detroit news
  • RADIO & RECORDS AND ME dan oday
  • Games Radio Consolidators Play inside music media
  • The Oldies Discovery Scale infinite dial
  • The Superstar Syndrome jacobs media
  • Should Patrick Quit His Radio Show?. Gov. Deval Patrick goes on a local talk radio station once a month in something they like to call a “fireside chat.” wbz
  • Reader’s view: Letting talk-show host go was a bad decision (Carinda Horton KDAL) duluth news tribune
  • The Day the Music Died … Again?! “AAAANND welcome to 97.3 The Wolf!” citybeat cincinnati
  • Media adopt gender, racial stereotypes in characterizing Sotomayor reclaim the media
  • FCC Diversity Advisory Committee.The FCC Diversity Advisory Committee should begin its work by first determining how many radio station licenses have been issued to women and minorities and what happened to those stations radio business report
  • Freedom of Tweet in a Savage nation southern political report
  • Newsy comedy: That’s Beck’s entertainment sign on san diego
  • Maddow Slimes Limbaugh With Phony Quote newsbusters
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Wrong, Sonia Sotomayor’s Not Racist sf gate
  • Ed Schultz Has Made MSNBC’s Ratings Worse kxmc
  • G. Gordon Liddy: Obama Was Born in Kenya washington independent
  • Glenn Beck: The 23 Million Dollar Man mediabistro

FCC & Gov

  • Radio stations cheer Congressional opposition to new music fees knoxville biz
  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Radio legislation ignites royalties battle washington times
  • MINORITY RADIO REPS MEET WITH JOHN CONYERS: Discussion centered on congressman’s controversial Performance Rights Act bill. eurweb
  • MRC wants vote on Fairness. The Media Research Center wants a straight up-and-down on the Broadcaster Freedom Act in both houses. radio business report
  • President Urges DTV Readiness: Before It’s Too Late. Says June 12 is the deadline and there will not be another delay broadcasting and cable
  • Verizon Willing To Consider Fifth FCC Internet Principle broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Amid Layoffs, Scannell Elected Chair Of WNYC Board media bistro
  • NPR leading the way for all of mainstream media, says Mashable rain
  • NPR’s Public Interactive Picked For Stream Reporting radio ink
  • Radio KDNA still in turmoil. Board member steps down due to strife with station director yakima herald
  • E&H radio station gets grant to expand coverage area. Emory & Henry College has been awarded a $93,522 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission in support of the College radio station, WEHC timesnews
  • 89.3 KPCC-FM Presents A Prairie Home Companion Live at the Greek Theatre Starring Garrison Keillor scpr
  • ULL radio station moves. 2theadvocate
  • WBAI Bounces Backthe indypendent
  • Radio station celebrates 4 years. (WTBP) albert lea tribune

Streaming & Tech

  • Internet Radio Host Turner Unlikely To Appear In Court Until Next Week hartford courant
  • Get Ready for Pay per Tweet. Izea, formerly called Pay Per Post, is readying a Twitter ad platform called Sponsored Tweets adweek
  • Drivers Want Their Devices in the Car radio world
  • Belkin to Ship TuneCast Auto Live radio world
  • Sirius XM A La Carte Radios Closer than We Thought seeking alpha
  • Livio Radio Makes Streaming Easy. This affordable, standalone Web radio offers full access to Pandora and lets you listen to standard Internet radio stations business week
  • Developing DJ Hero. FreeStyleGames’ Kevin McSherry talks licensing, design and the music/game biz develop
  • Mild-mannered developers turn DJs by night itbusiness.ca
  • FM transmitter borrows iPhone GPS cnet
  • Mobile video market to grow five-fold by 2014 cnet
  • Sony joins YouTube and Universal on Vevo video site cnet
  • CBS.COM REPORTS RECORD VIDEO TRAFFIC AND USER ENGAGEMENT FOR APRIL futon critic

Radio News International: Britain/Europe

  • The Local Radio Company sells Bournemouth’s Fire station mediaweek uk
  • Intruder who smashed up radio station believed he was acting for Barack Obama. An intruder who smashed his way into Galaxy FM radio station before broadcasting obscenities on air was found not guilty of burglary by reason of insanity after a judge heard he believed Barack Obama was sending him orders. telegraph
  • Insanity sparked man’s radio rampage. A MAN who went on the rampage after breaking into the studios of two Birmingham radio stations, causing up to £25,000-worth of damage, was seriously mentally ill, a court heard. birmingham mail
  • Thomson to leave Global Radio for move to New York. Global Radio’s marketing director Nicola Thomson is leaving the radio station at the end of June to move to New York with her family. brand republic
  • Key 103 job losses not as widespread as initially feared howdo
  • BBC America Signs Controversial Talk Show Host (Ross) the celebrity cafe
  • COMMUNITY RADIO STATION TO HIT THE AIRWAVES community newswire
  • Durham FM hope after new owner seals £2.88m deal durham times
  • Birdsong radio still twittering diss express
  • Rock Radio spreads to Donington radio today
  • VIDEO: JACK fm’s traffic plane radio today
  • Town and Country sign with Piri radio today
  • Ofcom holds radio presentation radio today
  • LIVE: Arqiva Awards 2009 radio today
  • Why I quit dream radio job to look after my baby girl herald.ie

Canada

  • Rogers Announces the Debut of Toronto’s only Hit Music Station KISS92.5 FM – cnw group
  • CRTC will not regulate new media google
  • CRTC Extends Exemption for New Media and Calls for National Digital Strategy broadcaster
  • Former CRTC Chair Calls for Reduced Media Regulation broadcaster
  • OBITUARY — GORDON GARRISON broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Alfa installs 12 New Radio Stations 96 Stations have been installed progressively since the First of February 2009 zawya
  • Community radio station to come up at Tamil Nadu indian television
  • Radio City 91.1 FM asked Amdavadis and Punekars to switch off their engines on World Environment Day radio and music
  • Red FM leads with slender margin in Mumbai, Mirchi leads Delhi, Kolkata radio and music
  • Christian radio extends reach in North Africa. Trans World Radio is set to reach even more people in North Africa following the successful completion of a major antenna upgrade in the region. christian today
  • Uganda: Vision Voice 94.8 Starts Hard-Hitting Show all africa
  • SA media company explores local music the daily times
  • Ghana: Ruling party distances itself from attack on radio station senagambia news
  • New morning show duo. Jules and D-Docta, hosts of ‘The Morning Grind’, behind the microphone in the Hot 104.1 studio. cayman net news

Trades All Access

  • CBS CFO: ‘Ad Market No Longer Declining’
  • Unemployment Rate Jumps to 9.4%
  • Borchetta And Harnen Reunite To Launch Republic Records
  • Shane Allen Returns To Capitol
  • Is Jobs Back On The Job?
  • Report: A La Carte About To Be Served At Sirius XM
  • Music Matters Confab Wraps Up In Hong Kong
  • WPXY’s Summer Jam Gets Jammed
  • Flint Given Free Airtime In Ottawa
  • Brian Jennings To Speak At 2009 Conclave
  • It’s An Emmy Nom For Denise Plante
  • McCuin Named Dir./Sales At Clear Channel/New York
  • Whitney Comeback Set For Release
  • StreetPulse: Dave Matthews Stays #1
  • CMA Music Fest Offers Free Fun For All Ages
  • Dolly Parton To Perform At 2009 Tony Awards
  • Mac McAnally To Join Vince And Amy At Kennedy Center
  • Randy Miller’s ‘Bucks Bus’ A Game Show On Wheels

Radio Ink

  • BIA Cuts ’09 Radio Revenues Estimate
  • Broadcasters’ Associations Ask Pelosi Not To Schedule Royalties Vote
  • Newberry: Majority Support For Local Radio Freedom Act A ‘Milestone’
  • Majority Support For Local Radio Freedom Act
  • What Are Your Thoughts On The End Of R&R?
  • Sabo Setting FM Talk Seminars
  • Brinkman Named PD Of Hit Parade Radio
  • WMGG/Tampa Talks Business
  • Westwood One Chooses Chessare For SVP/Network Sales
  • NPR’s Public Interactive Picked For Stream Reporting
  • Schnitt Joins Compass Media Networks
  • Report: Clear Channel Lenders Hoping For Default
  • Ex-Arbitron Chief Morris To Sell Stock
  • ESPN Radio Signs Up With Nielsen

FMQB

  • Sony Music Gets On The Vevo Train
  • NPR’s Public Interactive To Report Streaming Public Radio Info
  • How Beatles: Rock Band came together
  • rumors of executive level discord at EMI
  • Why NPR Is the Future of Mainstream Media

Inside Radio

  • Inside Radio Q&A: Congressman Gene Green.
  • BIA cuts 2009 forecast.
  • Radio gets a new in-car competitor.
  • Rehr exits NAB today.
  • CBS sees “clear signs” of improvement.
  • Welcome to our new website!
  • Royalty fight goes to Senate.
  • Casey Kasem counting less.
  • Ex-Arbitron chief to sell stock.
  • Guilty plea in Seattle murder.
  • Schnitt and Compass align.

Radio Business Report

  • An association of associations petitions Pelosi
  • The incredible shrinking radio ad pie
  • Vultures starting to circle Clear Channel?
  • Performance tax: Critical mass attained
  • Compass adds to NFL broadcast team
  • KFDI to hold food & funds drive
  • Performance tax resistance nears critical mass
  • Royalty battle still brewing
  • ESPN Radio signs for Nielsen’s radio ratings

Radio Online

  • BIA: 2009 Radio Revenues Dip More Than Expected
  • State Broadcasters Urge Pelosi for No Floor Vote
  • Report: CC Media Lenders Threaten Refinancing Plan
  • Man Pleads Guilty for Killing Seattle Radio Host
  • Genesis Launches All Business News in Tampa
  • Mark Medina Adds KNIX-FM/Phoenix PD Duties
  • Dan McNeil returns to CBS Radio’s Sports WSCR-AM/Chicago beginning June 15
  • Former Country WOGI-FM/Pittsburgh PD Mark Lindow returns as Assistant PD/evening personality
  • NIX-FM/Phoenix adds “Broadway and the Electric Barnyard”
  • Voiceover talent Sharon Feingold adds ’90s Hits KBZC-FM
  • Syndicated Todd-N-Tyler adds KRPM-FM (Rock 107.5)/Billings, MT

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Get Ready For “NAGS”
  • Danny Mac’s Back At WSCR/Chicago
  • Stanley, Come Home!
  • Sabo Media Offers Quick Start Action Day

Urbaninsite

  • Productions – Ben Burnside’s Production Podcast
  • Insite – Jobless Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in May; Layoffs Slow
  • Prep – The Obama Tour
  • News – Media Post: Radio Forecast To Decline 15% In 2009
  • Arbitron – Charlotte, Orlando, Gainesville-Ocala

All About Country

  • Rick Monroe Heads To Nashville
  • Al Snyder’s Classic Request LIVE! Celebrates 4-Years
  • Vince & Amy Host Challenge America Concert
  • Next Wednesday’s Webinar: Rebooting Your Career
  • Danny Petraitis Loses His Battle With Cancer
  • Joe Nichols Readies For Broadway Debut
  • The Parks Push Up Digital Release Of Born Into It
  • Jonalee White Returns From Armed Forces Tour
  • KIK-FM Reunion Is Tonight Night In Fullerton, CA
  • KFDI Helps Laid Off Listeners
  • Lorrie Morgan Celebrates 25-Years Of Opry Membership
  • Format For Sale: All ‘Toys’ Included
  • Platinum Troubadour Opens New Dallas Stadium