Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 07-03-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Radio Biz In Trouble, Clear Channel Pushed Toward Bankruptcy media daily news
  • CLEARLY FAILING. CLEAR CHANNEL’S DEBT OFFERING FINDS NO TAKERS ny post
  • Cumulus Media Inc. Announces CFO Resignation cumulus
  • Mel Karmazin Extends Contract Through 2012 sirius buzz
  • Arbitron Posts 17-Point Gain in 18-34 CPO Samples arbitron
  • John Phillips on replacing Al Rantel at KABC-AM la daily news
  • Dr. Demento joins KMET salute oc register
  • KNDD Seeing Red In Mornings Whitney “Red” Knoerlin fmqb
  • 93.9 FM changing its tunes indy star
  • 105.5 The Vulcan Birmingham to go News/Talk radio insight
  • ESPN Radio to Debut ”Scott Van Pelt Show” on July 6 radio online
  • Citadel/Dallas Stations Sign On With Metro Traffic radio ink
  • KLSX Becomes KAMP radio ink
  • TKRN Hires Phil Strider as VP/Affiliate Relations radio online
  • Local broadcasting luminary Norman Pellegrini dies chicago tribune
  • The Edge’s 20th Anniversary Reunion Friday, July 3 dallas observer
  • Radio personality OK after fireworks stunt on Bubba’s show tampa bay online
  • Poll: Media OD’d on Jackson death media life
  • British Government: We Didn’t Consult U.S. on Michael Savage Exclusion newsmax
  • Suit: Microsoft, Real, Yahoo music streams break copyrights seattle pi
  • Radio stations step up battle against Performance Rights Act la times
  • FCC Eyes National Broadband Program talk radio news service
  • Field: FCC Investigation Of PPM Would Be Bad For Radio radio ink
  • Radio Wars: MRC Asserts Authority in PPM Controversy media daily news
  • The still-growing NPR “torture” controversy salon
  • Iowa Public Radio cuts nine jobs des moines register
  • Online radio listeners hits 17 million, Rajar research reveals mediaweek uk
  • Chris Anderson launches Free to UK media industry mediaweek uk
  • DAB receives major setback as Germans and Swiss say no tech digest
  • Barrie radio station offers reward for return of 12-foot flying pig cbc
  • Aussie radio jockey reprimanded for racial comments pti news
  • Jackson hackers hijack Sydney radio website sydney morning herald
  • South Africa: Sales Rocket After DSTV Radio Campaign all africa

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio Biz In Trouble, Clear Channel Pushed Toward Bankruptcy media daily news
  • CLEARLY FAILING. CLEAR CHANNEL’S DEBT OFFERING FINDS NO TAKERS ny post
  • Cumulus Media Inc. Announces CFO Resignation cumulus
  • Cumulus Media CFO steps down business first louisville
  • Cumulus Media CFO steps down. Cumulus Media Inc. Chief Financial Officer Martin R. Gausvik resigned from the company to “pursue other opportunities,” the media company reported Wednesday night. atlanta business journal
  • Mel Karmazin Extends Contract Through 2012 sirius buzz
  • Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin Gets Pay Hike post chronicle
  • Sirius XM: 90% Stock Decline? Here’s a Raise! motley fool
  • Heck of a Job, Karmi all things digital
  • A 20% Raise for Mel radio world
  • Sirius XM Silences Critics with New Contract for Karmazin seeking alpha
  • Sirius Rewards CEO, On the Brink of Better Times seeking alpha
  • SIRI – SIRI gets pay hike and agreement expansion transworldnews
  • New Sirius XM Radio Satellite put into Orbit; Sirius XM Bill to Jump topnews
  • Satellite radio firms feel static from auto woes globe investor
  • Radio One, Citadel Outlooks Look Grim, Clear Channel Eases Closer to Bankruptcy media planner buyer
  • Radio’s Halftime Report: Optimism for second half. inside radio
  • BIA: Radio in better shape than TV. inside radio
  • Murdoch Talks Media the street
  • BMI shifts jobs to Nashville. inside radio
  • Sony Music, IODA Partner For Digital Distribution Network fmqb

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Arbitron Posts 17 Point Gain in Key 18-34 Sample Metric in First Month of Cell-Phone-Only Sampling in Two-Book Markets arbitron
  • Arbitron Posts 17-Point Gain in 18-34 CPO Samples radio online
  • Arbitron touts big gains from CPO radio business report
  • More criticism of PPM…and praise for PPM radio business report
  • PPM fault line cuts through urban radio. inside radio
  • AHAA: What’s the delay? inside radio
  • Diary markets get cell sample. inside radio
  • Gainesville West Palm Beach Orlando Charlotte-Gastonia Arbitrons radio daily news
  • INSIDE THE NUMBERS – TALK (pdf) inside radio
  • John Phillips on replacing Al Rantel at KABC-AM la daily news
  • Dr. Demento joins KMET salute. On the radio: Kennedy joins 98.7 FM, Schindler ‘dining out’ on KABC-AM. oc register
  • KMET returns to the air – sort of The defunct station will be recalled in specials on KLOS and KSWD. oc register
  • KNDD Seeing Red In Mornings. Entercom Modern Rock mainstay KNDD (107.7 The End)/Seattle announces its new morning show, hosted by Whitney “Red” Knoerlin. fmqb
  • In Brief – July 2, 2009. Kennedy joins Music In The Morning on Modern Rock KYSR/Los Angeles fmqb
  • 93.9 FM changing its tunes. Hit songs with a smooth texture are no longer heard at FM radio frequency 93.9, which dumped its “Warm” format Wednesday night. indy star
  • Latest chapters end at Music Mill and 93.9. Cumulus Media goes back to the drawing board for its 93.9 FM frequency, where “Warm” follows the exits of conservative talk in 2007, Christian music in 2006, ’80s nostalgia in 2004 and country music in 2001. indy star
  • Warm 93.9 Indianapolis to Flip radio insight
  • 105.5 The Vulcan Birmingham to go News/Talk radio insight
  • ESPN Radio to Debut ”Scott Van Pelt Show” on July 6 radio online
  • Sinkoff finds home on radio times union
  • Radio resumes offering new hope wzvn
  • Citadel/Dallas Stations Sign On With Metro Traffic radio ink
  • TKRN Hires Phil Strider as VP/Affiliate Relations radio online
  • KLSX Becomes KAMP radio ink
  • Mike & Mike Set 80’s Rewind Show ntsonline
  • Digital switch cost 6ABC its radio audience philly.com
  • Jamie Foxx to Host Special Edition of His Exclusive SIRIUS XM Radio Show Live From Las Vegas on July 4th Weekend fox business
  • Online, On-Air and In Dallas Clubs, Michael Jackson’s Death Unites Music Fans dallas observer
  • Tuning in to county radio program host Mitchellville resident honored as ratings leader in area maryland gazette
  • Hear the sounds of 1930s radio today (KCCO) my deseret palm springs
  • Jackson, TN Chiropractor Host New Radio Program, “Better Health Secrets” yahoo
  • Temple, UMHB graduate Garner fills in for Nadel on Rangers radio boadcasts temple daily telegram
  • WVIE Lands NFL Game Of The Week press box
  • Colts to have Spanish radio coverage of 10 games wthr

News & PR

  • Bruce Springsteen concerts, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest top Independence Day radio offerings ny daily news
  • Local broadcasting luminary Norman Pellegrini dies chicago tribune
  • WFMT program director Norm Pellegrini dies southtown star
  • The Edge’s 20th Anniversary Reunion Friday, July 3, at the Lakewood Theater dallas observer
  • WLS (The Big 89)/Chicago Celebrates 20 Years of Talk radio online
  • Radio personality OK after fireworks stunt on Bubba’s show tampa bay online
  • HOWARD STERN KEEPS IT CLEAN ny post
  • A DJ before DJ-ing was cool charlotte observer
  • 5 questions with Carl Craig, techno musician and performer at For the Love of Mojo detroit freepress
  • # KPWR’s Big Boy voted #9 Best On-Air LARP of 2009 la radio
  • Thousands Line Up at The Apollo Theatre to Honor Michael Jackson Harlem Transforms Into Neverland East with the help of radio station 107.5 WBLS urban radio nation
  • Radio station bans Farrah ‘sex’ caller from ‘Booth’ boston herald
  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition (pdf) ntsmedia
  • Radio personalities ham it up. John Wright and Duane Germain make working on-air fun austin daily herald
  • Valley TV, radio station going in new direction roanoke daily herald
  • Let’s talk with radio host Melanie Morgan. Longtime Marin conservative radio personality heads to D.C. – with a few parting words marinij
  • Radio station struck again. The folk saying may be “lightning never strikes the same place twice,” but Horne Radio LLC general manager Tony Cox might disagree. farragut press
  • Adams was engineer in early days of radio, TV my san antonio
  • Michael Jackson Photographer Kevin Mazur Shares His Up-Close Account of The King of Pop’s Final Concert Rehearsal on SIRIUS XM Radio yahoo
  • Travel Expert Radio Host Celebrates Start of 8th Year of Nationally Syndicated Weekly Shows “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams” and 200th Broadcast of “Traveling Feet” hospitality
  • WSAA Protest Song tristate homepage
  • Caribbean Casino and Gaming Chosen as Exclusive Tradewinds Radio Affiliate globe newswire
  • Local brewery, radio station team up to offer homegrown beer promotion peterborough examiner
  • COUNTRY RADIO’S FATHER AND DAUGHTER WINNING TEAM full throttle country
  • CBS sales pro selling Northeast Las Vegas home (Heath Garlutzo) blockshopper las vegas
  • Michael Jackson Left ‘Endless’ Supply Of Unreleased Music billboard
  • Mainstream media failing to make news understandable to public, says new report journalism uk

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • 24 And Frustrated About Radio radio ink tank
  • We’re Losing Radio’s Ratings History ntsonline
  • Happy Fourth Of July!! jacobs media
  • Radio’s preferred future james cridland
  • The Harper Effect jacobs media
  • Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head? infinite dial
  • Who’s Everywhere That You Are? infinite dial
  • If you don’t understand this, then please resign now hear2.0
  • Radio — People Meter Strategies inside music media
  • Jackson-o-rama isn’t radio norm north county times
  • Support radio stations: Local stations are vital to a thriving culture daily tarheel
  • Poll: Media OD’d on Jackson death Two-thirds say there’s been too much coverage of his death media life
  • Radio — People Meter Strategies urban insite
  • British Government: We Didn’t Consult U.S. on Michael Savage Exclusion newsmax
  • Conservatives Use “Racism” to Confuse and Exploit the final call
  • Rush Limbaugh Seriously Injured the spoof
  • Glenn Beck Offers Refreshing Cable Spin newsmax
  • Glenn Beck is a successful phoney–Bring on the Circus sf gate

FCC & Legal

  • Radio stations step up battle against Performance Rights Act. For more than 80 years, commercial stations have aired songs without paying royalties to musicians, but a bill making its way through Congress would change that. la times
  • New bill imposes fee on radio stations to play songs khou
  • Obama Signs Web Radio Royalty Bill pc mag
  • Lawyers claim ringtones are public performance. EFF hits out at ‘outlandish copyright claims’ register
  • Microsoft, RealNetworks, Yahoo sued by music labels Microsoft, RealNetworks and Yahoo were sued by music labels that allege the companies made recordings available without getting permission. seattle times
  • Suit: Microsoft, Real, Yahoo music streams break copyrights seattle pi
  • Radio, recording groups conduct dueling efforts over proposed music fee prweek
  • Radio talent accused of theft. Nationally-known radio show prankster Captain Janks’s next gig will be in Montgomery County Court to answer to charges he allegedly defrauded Plymouth and Cheltenham bar owners by taking money for personal appearances and not showing up. montgomery county times herald
  • Judge refuses to grant bail for North Bergen Internet radio host nj.com
  • Howard Stern prankster Captain Janks faces trial (Capt Janks) the reporter
  • Clear Channel Refuses Wisconsin Governor Doyle Recall Billboard Ad for Indecency pr web
  • FCC Eyes National Broadband Program After Success Of Digital T.V. Transition talk radio news service
  • FCC Okays 11 GHz Use for Select STLs radio world
  • Arbitron: FCC Has ‘Absolutely No Authority’ To Regulate PPM radio ink
  • ICBC Urges PPM Investigation, Emmis Differs radio ink
  • Field: FCC Investigation Of PPM Would Be Bad For Radio radio ink
  • PPM Coalition: PPM ‘Sub-Standard’ radio ink
  • Filing Tells FCC to Leave PPM Reviews to MRC radio online
  • Arbitron Gets Key Support From MRC… mel phillips
  • Radio Wars: MRC Asserts Authority in PPM Controversy media daily news
  • FCC Meeting Stresses Urgency of Broadband Rollout. New Chairman Genachowski, fellow commissioners promise open, consumer-focused, data-driven FCC broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • A look at new media usage, technology adoption by public radio listeners radio business report
  • UF expands National Public Radio, local news programming on WUFT-FM ufl
  • UF station will drop music for talk radio gainesville.com
  • The still-growing NPR “torture” controversy salon
  • Iowa Public Radio cuts nine jobs des moines register
  • Aspen Public Radio event set for July 8 aspen times
  • KCUR is getting a ‘Jump’ on jazz kansascity.com
  • Capital Public Radio to Air Health Forum on Friday sacremento bee
  • KCLU-FM wins 7 ‘Mark Twain’ news awards ventura county star
  • WMUL sets new station award record herald dispatch
  • Jones students craft audio essays chicago journal
  • KCUR Debuts “12 O’Clock Jump” This Saturday Night pitch
  • WTCI Airs Annual Capitol Fourth Celebration chattanoogan
  • Wanted: Morning DJ. A little over a year after KRCL 90.9 FM’s controversial switch from a stylistic weekday potpourri of volunteer DJs to a stable roster of paid talent city weekly
  • WPVM starts from scratch mountain xpress
  • Bott Radio Network FM Christian Talk Radio Expands Across Omaha, Lincoln & Southeast Nebraska at 88.5 FM earned media
  • Radio Maria now broadcasts from Kingwood kingswood observer

Streaming & Tech

  • UK’s Telegraph says DAB’s been a problem; Internet radio “the solution” rain
  • Rajars show continued growth of digital radio mad.co.uk
  • Online radio listeners hits 17 million, Rajar research reveals mediaweek uk
  • Tampa Bay’s WWBA Goes Mobile radio world
  • WIXC, WWBA Now Available Through Mobile Phones radio online
  • Ad Industry Backs Form of Opt-In for Behavioral Ads New self-regulatory guidelines offer Web users more control over online behavorial advertising broadcasting and cable
  • U.S. Hispanics Flock to Web Expect significant growth in this sector, eMarketer says adweek
  • Using online media can boost exposure in traditional media ngopulse
  • TV’s a More Effective Ad Medium Than Web adweek
  • Streaming media market to grow 135% in 5 years radio business report
  • Usenet.com ruling, a ‘whittling down’ of Betamax defense cnet
  • The top internet radio stations We take a look at the internet radio revolution and pick out a selection of the best internet radio stations. telegraph
  • Internet Radio In Your Minivan audio4cast
  • Learn How to Grow Radio Station Revenue with Live Video Webcasting broadcast newsroom
  • GEAR4’s latest iPod CD micro system adds DAB radio macworld
  • FlyCast radio player comes to a desktop near you geek.com
  • Could HD Radio Help Revive Microsoft’s Zune? radio world
  • Pirate Bay users go overboard as new owners dangle cash. I’m a freetard, get me outta ‘ere! register
  • Hulu beatdown leads Joost to say goodbye to consumer video ars technica
  • Jackson Boosts Sales for Sprint Music Store wireless week
  • Last.fm the First Taste of Ads on Xbox Live? technologizer

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Chris Anderson launches Free to UK media industry mediaweek uk
  • Global’s acquisition of GCap Media cleared by OFT mediaweek uk
  • Will doubtful BBC become a DAB hand at digital? times
  • BBC admits digital radio is a dog tg daily
  • John Abberley: Radio Stoke will remain out of tune with most listeners the sentinel
  • Radio 1’s Chris Moyles turns down Strictly Come Dancing mirror
  • Comic Lucas to make radio return. Matt Lucas is to present a chat show on Radio 2 which will be his first radio comedy series since Little Britain. bbc
  • New Skelmersdale community radio station granted license ormskirk advertiser
  • Community radio launched londonderry sentinel
  • Sportsmedia gets Cockspur Rum radio today
  • Real is Doing it for the Kids radio today
  • Schools takeover Amber Sound radio today
  • Midlands radio sale cleared radio today
  • Commercials gather for Guilfest radio today
  • Signal ballot over hubbing radio today
  • DAB receives major setback as Germans and Swiss say no tech digest
  • Germans and Swiss snub DAB. Still too costly, reckon broadcasters register
  • “From Radio to mp3,” anniversary exhibition at MNIR nine o’clock news
  • AM Radio In Norway Picks Up Rocky 1420 wksr
  • BBC World Service to offer Romanian-language current-affairs radio programme in Moldova radio and music

Canada

  • EMI Publishing Canada President Resigns billboard
  • Barrie radio station offers reward for return of 12-foot flying pig cbc
  • $1,000 reward for flying pig — dead or alive ottawa daily observer
  • Spencer and Heidi Pratt Go on Radio, Say Stupid Stuff dose
  • CRTC Issues Mandatory Orders to CHSC-Radio, St. Catherines broadcaster
  • Veteran radio voice headed for a more spiritual calling (Larry Updike) cartt
  • Jackson Has Top Six Catalog Albums In Canada billboard

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Racist Oz radio presenter tells bashed Indian students to go home newkerala
  • Aussie radio jockey reprimanded for racial comments pti news
  • Multicultural radio presenter linked to anti-immigration Facebook groups sydney morning herald
  • Jackson hackers hijack Sydney radio website sydney morning herald
  • Aboriginal radio banned from Macklin town meeting crikey
  • South Africa: Sales Rocket After DSTV Radio Campaign all africa
  • Primedia Broadcasting restructures production unit biz community
  • Radio One Mumbai turns on the music, other stations to follow radio and music
  • Radio City 91.1FM turns eight media newsline
  • My FM takes up green initiatives in Jodhpur, Jaipur & Bhopal radio and music
  • ‘Till we’re viable, no one will invest in radio’ business standard
  • Big 92.7 FM Allahabad gets a new star – RJ Arun radio and music
  • RJ Anuj turns singer with Magadheera radio and music
  • I&B to revoke Hissar based Radio Tarang’s license radio and music
  • Radio Mirchi tops metros again radio and music
  • Radio One relaunches in Mumbai promising ‘maximum music fataafat’ exchange4media
  • Radio exploits monsoons to connect with listeners indidantelevision
  • Radio City Banglore announces ‘Music Na Khiladigalu’ challenge media newsline
  • Radio commentator shot dead in the Philippines seapa
  • Afghanistan: Admiral Wants Poetry, Radio, and Social Media radio 2020
  • Shoura Council members seek details of FM broadcasts arab news
  • Mindoro cop charged for slay of radio commentator gma news