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Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 06-12-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Media Chiefs See Ad Biz Bottom; Data Doesn’t the street
  • Radio Revenues Will Fall 15% This Year media bistro
  • Broadcast Center Partners inks $1.2M Metro deal washington business journal
  • Nielsen Adds TargetCast, Maverick Media As Radio Clients media daily news
  • Budget Cuts Hit RAB, Conference May Move to Fall radio online
  • Howard Stern back to terrestrial radio? sf gate
  • Clear Channel, Front Line Partner For Artist-Hosted Channels billboard
  • Chris Paul, Donnie Simpson’s Sidekick, Leaves WPGC urban radio nation
  • KBZN, KYMV switch formats in shake-up deseret news
  • More FM Sports in Grand Rapids radio insight
  • WNCO-AM switching to news-talk format ashland times gazette
  • Broadcasters apologize on air for transgender remarks modesto bee
  • KFI’s Bill Handel gets star, recalls favorite shows oc register
  • Blogger surrenders on Conn. lawmaker-threat charge (Hal Turner) google/ap
  • On air on stage. Radio sponsored concerts tune in to the times denver post
  • First Listen: KKRD-IR Wichita infinite dial
  • Remembering the variety of the days of Top 40 radio daily breeze
  • LPFM draws support in House subcommittee radio business report
  • High School Radio Station Boycotted musicFIRST Artists fmqb
  • KDNA Radio and Union Members Make Settlement after a 26 Day Strike kndo
  • Opportunities abound for radio on mobile platform rain
  • GMG Radio signs BP to sponsor Smooth Drivetime mediaweek uk
  • CHUM Radio’s Iconic Sign Finds a New Home broadcaster
  • Gold FM’s flying piglet stunt angers RSPCA herald sun au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Media Chiefs See Ad Biz Bottom; Data Doesn’t the street
  • Broadcast Center Partners inks $1.2M Metro deal. According to Metro, the developers plan 180 residential units, 23,000 square-feet of retail and 105,000 square-feet of offices, anchored by Radio One Inc., the network of urban radio stations founded in the District. washington business journal
  • Nielsen Adds TargetCast, Maverick Media As Radio Clients media daily news
  • Updated: Nielsen Radio Signs On TargetCast mediaweek
  • Radio Revenues Will Fall 15% This Year media bistro
  • Reorg and staff cuts at RAB radio business report
  • Budget Cuts Hit RAB, Conference May Move to Fall radio online
  • NAB: No Decision On Combining NAB, RAB Shows radio ink
  • Are There Enough People Willing to Keep Paying for Sirius Content? seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM: A Look At The Automotive Landscape satwaves

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Howard Stern back to terrestrial radio? The Morning ‘Buzz sf gate
  • Report: Howard Stern Back to Broadcast Radio? radio online
  • Clear Channel, Front Line Partner For Artist-Hosted Channels billboard
  • Clear Channel, Front Line Let Artists Play DJ. A.P.E. Radio lets musicians produce their own online shows adweek
  • Eagles, Weezer, Aguilera To Launch 24-Hour Online Radio Show billboard
  • CBS Radio/DC to flip ‘JFK to Sports soon? radio business report
  • Sources: CBS Radio to challenge Redskins owner’s sports talk stations smart brief
  • Chris Paul, Donnie Simpson’s Sidekick, Leaves WPGC urban radio nation
  • KBZN, KYMV switch formats in shake-up. KBZN radio (FM-97.9) moved to a “today’s best music” format, excluding hard rock and rap. deseret news
  • More FM Sports in Grand Rapids. Just a few weeks following 107.3 WKLQ Grand Rapids dropping Rock for Sports, another Western Michigan FM looks to be making the same move. radio insight
  • Conservative talk radio in liberal Seattle seattle pi
  • Sirott out at Channel 5. Sirott told us he would like to pursue another job in television broadcasting, but aside from continuing to host a noon radio show on news/talk WGN-AM (720), he plans to take some time off this summer to decompress. chicago sun times
  • WNCO-AM switching to news-talk format Effect of Monday’s change on local programming remains unclear ashland times gazette
  • Patricia Raskin Launches Daily Lifestyle Radio Network with A-List of Celebrities, Authors and Experts pr inside
  • Radio Bilingue Provides Multimedia Coverage of Smithsonian’s Las Americas Festival June 24-29 prnewswire
  • G-Mac inks deal with local radio. Gerry McNamara, a Syracuse basketball legend, will begin making weekly appearances on TK-99 as part of the Gomez & Dave Morning Show. syracuse.com

News & PR

  • Broadcasters apologize on air for transgender remarks sacramento bee
  • Broadcasters apologize on air for transgender remarks modesto bee
  • Sacramento/Reno Radio Hosts Apologize for Remarks kolotv
  • Radio hosts sorry about transgender comments cbs 47
  • KRXQ Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States Apologize tips q
  • Howard Stern Goes After L.A. Weatherman. media bistro
  • Ivy Supersonic from radio shock jock Howard Stern’s “wack pack” stable of oddballs has pleaded guilty to charges she jammed a nightclub’s locks with glue and used her stepmother’s credit card without permission. wcax
  • KCBS Radio Celebrates 100 Years On The Air cbs 5
  • KCBS: Celebrating a Century On The Air radio 2020
  • KFI’s Bill Handel gets star, recalls favorite shows oc register
  • Blogger surrenders on Conn. lawmaker-threat charge (Ex Radio Host Hal Turner) google/ap
  • Hate blogger Hal Turner turns himself in to Connecticut authorities nj.com
  • On air on stage. Radio sponsored concerts tune in to the times denver post
  • STREET PERSON: 94/9’s Hilary sign on san diego
  • Legendary KGY broadcaster got his wish. Radio: Dick Pust has been a part of KGY for more than half its history the olympian
  • Radio station blows wind promotion across waves. Cascade County launched a radio station Thursday — 1620 AM — to promote wind energy. great falls tribune
  • Place finds his place in radio as sidekick behind the scenes. He is “the man with the 52-ounce jug of coffee and the Camel Wides” who drives a “jalopy” to the Fox Sports Radio studios in Latham. albany times union
  • Open mic check: chatting about WNY’s local talk radio programs. Give women a chance to host local talk shows springville journal
  • Broadcast veterans share memories. Retired broadcast news veterans Bill Cortes and Duke Skorich will talk about their business then and now on “Final Edition” Friday on KUWS-FM (91.3 Superior, 102.9 Ashland). superior telegram
  • Soria’s sole territory. The “Territorial Airwaves” broadcaster marks 30 years promoting vintage Hawaiian music honolulu star telegram
  • Some WAMO history, analysis, opportunity new pittsburgh courier
  • Miley Cyrus hangs up on DJ MJ Kelli tampa bay online
  • Don’t Mess With Miley Cyrus! Radio Interview Ended radar
  • Coventry’s Hillz FM opened by Selecter drummer. FORMER drummer of Coventry 2-Tone legends The Selecter Aitch Bembridge officially launched Coventry’s newest radio station – Hillz FM. coventry telegraph
  • Friends show off vintage Syracuse music at Rise N Shine Diner syracuse.com
  • Kelly Media Group Announces Media Buying Promotion for TV, Radio, Billboard and Newspaper Advertising pr.com
  • ‘Greg’ beats the odds. Milford man whose unemployment saga grabbed national spotlight lands a job. The letter also received air play locally on Detroit radio station News/Talk 760 WJR and nationwide by radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham hometown life
  • Pirate Radio Gets a Movie: ‘The Boat That Rocked’ about.com
  • Sportscaster Cohn Gives Pep Talk To Wheeling Chamber, Picks Pens To Win Cup In OT twov stubenville

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • First Listen: KKRD-IR Wichita infinite dial
  • Local Radio Keeps Taking It’s Lumps… mel phillips
  • Radio: Stop Making Excuses hear 2.0
  • Remembering the variety of the days of Top 40 radio daily breeze
  • The Domino Effect of Radio and Records inside music media
  • Wish List. Sure looks like fun… and a great celebration of Classic Rock! (Video) jacobs media
  • In our view: Radio bill bad idea joplin globe
  • St. Louis Rams Fans Shouldn’t “Rush” to Judgement bleacher report
  • Video: Rush Limbaugh claims media trying to blame him for Holocaust Museum shooting examiner
  • Rimbaugh the Clown daily kos
  • Hour 1: Limbaugh Blames Anti-Semitic Rhetoric On Obama, Progressives media matters
  • Glenn Beck Spins the Holocaust Museum Shooting my fox orlando
  • Media Liberals Don’t Talk Murder? Think Again newsbusters
  • The Terrorist Threat: Right-Wing Radicals and the Eliminationist Mindset alternet
  • Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan Give White Supremacists ‘Rational Justification’? newsbusters
  • Where Are the Feminists in the Palin-Letterman War? fox news
  • CNN’s Sanchez Again Teams Up With Media Matters To Slam Conservatives newsbusters
  • Rev. Wright Tries to Explain Away Remarks ny times
  • TDS on NYT: Read It and Weep time
  • Fairness Doctrine, Homeland Security Visit to N.M. on This Week’s “New Mexico in Focus” unm

FCC & Legal

  • LPFM draws support in House subcommittee radio business report
  • Caroline Beasley Testifies Before House on LPFM radio online
  • House To Examine Local Community Radio Act fmqb
  • Film, TV music composers urge copyright law change reuters
  • Jammie Thomas suffers pretrial setback in copyright case cnet
  • Trent Reznor on social networking: I’m out cnet
  • Will the FCC Press Hollywood? patriot post
  • FCC Preps Transition Eve Alert broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • One Week After Layoffs, WNYC Hiring Again media bistro
  • High School Radio Station Boycotted musicFIRST Artists fmqb
  • Strike ends at Granger Spanish-language radio kndo yakima
  • KDNA Radio and Union Members Make Settlement after a 26 Day Strike kndo
  • Greeley radio station was an industry pioneer greely tribune
  • UCR helped ready state’s top fiscal analyst pe.com
  • Paul Harkness leaving Duluth radio stations. Duluth listeners will say goodbye today to longtime Christian radio personality Paul Harkness, who is leaving KDNW-FM 97.3 and KDNI-FM 90.5 after 26 years as station duluth news tribune
  • ‘Joyful Noise’ outdoor concert event is June 13 at NSC (KTIS) abcnewspapers

Streaming & Tech

  • Timing the Sirius XM iPhone App Release Just Right seeking alpha
  • KPFA Radio Interviews ZeroPaid’s Jared Moya and Drew Wilson zero paid
  • First Release of the Gramin Radio Inter Networking System Is Here! pbs
  • DRM licensing group presses on with plan to plug analog hole ars technica
  • Opportunities abound for radio on mobile platform rain
  • Barry Diller: The Internet ‘Absolutely’ Will Become a ‘Paid System’. Time Projection: Within 5 Years zd net
  • AOL Buys Two Companies Specializing in Local Online Media wall street journal
  • With Livio Radio, all signals point to Internet monterey county herald

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • GMG Radio signs BP to sponsor Smooth Drivetime mediaweek uk
  • Hard to prove Mark Thompson’s tough talk about BBC pay times online
  • I will not be a scapegoat, says former Lakeland Radio presenter. The Kendal-based station was fined £15,000 for running a phone-in competition that listeners had no chance of winning. westmorland gazette
  • LEYTIONSTONE: Hospital radio station celebrates 40th anniversary guardian
  • BBC praised for youth output radio today
  • Hallam hands out hard cash radio today
  • Penk hires Commercial Director radio today
  • Core goes on FM for Cambridge radio today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceania

  • Flying swine stunt ‘cruel’. GOLD FM has come under fire after attaching 200 balloons to a piglet for a radio station stunt about a play on words relating to `swine flew’. goldcoast
  • Gold FM’s flying piglet stunt angers RSPCA. A GOLD Coast radio station could face action from the RSPCA after attempting to make a piglet fly using helium balloons. herald sun au
  • Reeling in years on the airwaves. REMINISCING was in the air when Times Newspapers’ managing director Reay Neben talked all things Howick with radio host John Lehmann. times nz
  • U.S. Diplomat Seeks Progress On U.S. Broadcasts In Azerbaijan radio liberty
  • Joy Fm back on air malawi daily times

Trades

All Access

  • Another Group Wants A Piece Of The Royalty Pie
  • NAB: ‘No Decision’ Yet On Combined NAB, RAB Shows
  • Clear Channel, Irving Azoff Launch A.P.E. Radio
  • New Cincinnati Talker Launches Monday
  • SatWaves: A Look At The Automotive Landscape
  • Performance Fee Fight Makes It To The Show Me State
  • Atlantic City, Pasco Noncomms, SC AM Sold
  • When Pigs Fly?
  • WNCO-A/Ashland, OH Plans Talk Flip
  • London’s Capital 95.8 Shuffles Lineup
  • KDNA Staff To End Strike
  • The Conclave Remembers R&R
  • WGH Transforms Into George FM
  • KTTS & WIL Honored With Multiple MBA Awards
  • Cool Broadcasting To Launch ‘Country Memories’ In August
  • Don Geronimo Joins WGMD
  • Bower’s In ‘The Wheelhouse’
  • Ready2Go Goes On 8 More
  • Smooth Jazz R’N’B Adds Two

Radio Ink

  • NAB: No Decision On Combining NAB, RAB Shows
  • Rohm Heads Clear Channel/Philly
  • Report: WJFK Flipping To Sports?
  • Hit Parade Radio Debuts
  • Univision Reworks Credit Agreement
  • NY Comptroller Presses Agencies On Minority Ad Dictates
  • TNS: Ad Spending Down 14% In Q1, Radio Down 26%
  • Lincoln Financial Signs On With Marketron
  • Maverick Media Signs Up For Nielsen In Rockford
  • Beasley Testifies At House Hearing On LPFM
  • Newberry Elected NAB Joint Board Chair
  • Last.fm Founders Exit

FMQB

  • TNS: Ad Spending Down 14.2% In Q1
  • House To Examine Local Community Radio Act
  • Rob, Arnie & Dawn return to KRXQ and meet with transgender advocates
  • Maverick Media signs on for Nielsen radio ratings
  • French anti-piracy law dealt setback
  • no “Reason” for performance royalty
  • Ticketmaster-LN merger is Obama’s antitrust test

Inside Radio

  • Citadel marks ABC anniversary.
  • Suleman: We’ve got company.
  • RAB flips to Fall convention.
  • RAB tightens its belt.
  • Translators key to LPFM growth.
  • The other side of the royalty debate.
  • TargetCast signs with Nielsen.
  • “Jack and Stretch Show” revived.
  • Inside The Numbers: April 2009 PPM Classic Hits & Classic Rock

Radio Business Report

  • Reorg and staff cuts at RAB
  • What’s Clear Channel worth, anyway?
  • musicFIRST takes its case to the FCC
  • Nielsen signs Maverick
  • musicFIRST files complaint as advertised
  • Reason finds lack of reason when it comes to PRA
  • Beasley celebrates 25 years of Country in Philly
  • Breaking: Reorg at RAB
  • CBS Radio/DC to flip ‘JFK to Sports soon?
  • LPFM draws support in House subcommittee
  • S&P knocks Clear Channel down two notches
  • MRC briefed the FCC again
  • Rush wins leadership poll
  • SIRIUS XM to air 24 Hours of Le Mans Live
  • Howie Carr announces President of “Howie Nation”

Radio Online

  • Budget Cuts Hit RAB, Conference May Move to Fall
  • Caroline Beasley Testifies Before House on LPFM
  • Maverick Media to Use Nielsen’s Radio Rating Service
  • Report: Howard Stern Back to Broadcast Radio?
  • Commonwealth’s Newberry NAB Joint Board Chair
  • Cox Radio Ousts Scarborough as KGLK/Houston PD
  • Clear Channel/Philly Names John Rohm President/MM
  • Report: CBS Plans WJFK/Washington Flip to Sports
  • Ad Spending Declines 14.2% in Q1, Radio Down 27%
  • 15 More Lawmakers Oppose Royalties for Airplay
  • Jackson’s Satrical Press Release Riles Alabama
  • musicFIRST Files FCC Complaint, NAB Responds
  • CRN to Launch ”Jack And Stretch Show” on June 15
  • IRN, Interview Factory Team for ”Country Mailbag”
  • CC/Chicago Names Romero WNUA (Mega 95.5) PD
  • Confirmation Hearing Set for Genachowski, McDowell
  • Emmis Alliance to Relaunch Streaming Platforms

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Seriously, What Was He Thinking?
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbaninsite

  • Insite – Kanye West gives free concert for Chicago students
  • News – Radio One Philadelphia: Feltonville Tragedy Fundraiser
  • Arbitron – Nashville
  • Airchecks – Seeking Employment: Kelvin Rice

All About Country

  • CMA Music Festival Gets A Wet Start
  • Is Garth About To Launch A Vegas Show?
  • Megan Munroe Shoots Her Fans
  • New Gary Allan Song Due Today
  • Jason Aldean’s Career Breaking Wide Open
  • Tanya Tucker’s My Turn Drops June 30th
  • Spring Phase I Returns Continue Today
  • 3 Nashville COUNTRY Stations In Top 10
  • WXTU/Philadelphia’s Silver Anniversary
  • Producer Barry Beckett Dies
  • Next Wednesday’s Conclave Webinar Is For Morning Shows
  • Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic Begins Today