Radio & Streaming Media News for Friday & the Weekend of 08-19-2009

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Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Sony shareholders approve new management businessweek
  • Furman Roth Unveils Radio Group. Furman Roth Advertising launched Thursday (June 18) Roth Radio Group, a marketing and communications company dedicated exclusively to developing radio advertising strategies and solutions for clients. mediaweek
  • Traders Target Sirius XM Radio’s January 2010 2.50 Call schaeffers investment research
  • Sirius XM: Gimme Credit Upgrades Rating To Stable barrons
  • UGA inks blockbuster media deal atlanta business chronicle
  • Audessence Appoints Independent Audio Exclusive US Distributor radio magazine
  • NBC Taps Microsoft For Ad-Sales System wall street journal
  • Radio’s Q3 Sales Decline 13.9% Says CBS broadcaster canada

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Cubs not helping WGN. ARBITRON | Ratings numbers reveal radio broadcasts down chicago sun times
  • Cumulus Broadcasting fires head of Fayetteville stations fayetteville observer
  • WTKK adds Philly’s Michael Smerconish to Sunday lineup boston herald
  • Entercom Ups Jim Rushton to VP/Sports Sales radio online
  • Moby In The Morning Signs With RASS radio ink
  • KMET’s `Little bit of heaven, 94.7,’ will return for a day. On July 10, 100.3 The Sound will re-create KMET for one day, using as many original Mighty Met personalities as possible. long beach press telegram
  • XX to take a Hacksaw to morning show. Lee Hamilton is coming back to XX Sports Radio. sign on san diego
  • America’s Morning News Is On The Air radio ink
  • L.A. Radio Station Broadcasts Full-Time In Farsi npr
  • Interactive Japanese radio show premiering on Monday. The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will start a new weekly talk-story community forum that will air on Radio Station KZOO (1210 AM). honolulu advertiser
  • Brian Tillotson of Virtus Wealth Management Announces New Radio Talk-Show: ‘Your Money, Your Retirement’ yahoo
  • Chargers, Clear Channel sign two-year extension chargers.com

News & PR

  • Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill mediabistro
  • Cronkite’s Assistant Denies Rumors Of Grave Illness mystateline.com
  • Reports: Walter Cronkite ailing ew
  • Report: CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Very Ill la times
  • KFI reporter hits the streets with Tijuana police oc register
  • Lindsay Lohan and Ryan Seacrest Spend the Night Together hollywood scoop
  • Black radio in Pittsburgh…Search for identity and profits new pittsburgh courier
  • The reason why Bubba wasn’t in today….. Bubba the Love Sponge has guns stolen out of car best talk radio news
  • KUNC-FM improves coverage coloradoan
  • WLHT’s Kim Carson has colon cancer; she says diagnosis comes at height of her career mlive
  • WBBM-AM news radio temporarily loses power daily herald
  • Broadcast company to investigate radiation levels by Floyd tower. FCC also investigating complaints, taking health concerns seriously utica od
  • ‘Black Friday’ at The Ranch, 92.3 FM bandera county courier
  • Celebrating FM flip. Celebrating its flip to FM, 100.5 KRUZ flipped pancakes for its listeners Friday and raised a little cash for East Peterborough Lions Club yesterday morning. peterborough examiner
  • Bad blood at ‘PRO. The ongoing Hatefest at Salty’s Joint has hit the Urinal, with an absolutely ridiculous story alleging that veteran Rhode Island radio hand, Ron St. Pierre, inadvertently “assaulted” John “The Journalist” DePetro with an 8×11″ sheet of paper loaded with a dangerous metal staple. boston phoenix
  • WP in Conspiracy with Local Radio? talking points memo
  • Howard Stern weighs in on Billy Joel’s divorce from Katie Lee (video) howard stern examiner
  • EdwardDroste thanks his “childhood radio station” @WFNX for adding Grizzly Bear boston phoenix
  • Grupo Gallegos Punctuates Winning Streak with 2009 Radio Mercury Award yahoo
  • Al Pacino impersonator off air cape cod times
  • Unity Day Cancellation a Bad Sign for WDAS Philadelphia? urban radio nation
  • Ed Christian to Receive National Radio Award radio magazine
  • Saga’s Ed Christian To Receive National Radio Award radio online
  • A radio commercial so annoying, it makes news seattle radio examiner
  • Behind the scenes at WXPR: how news gets made news of the north
  • Bayliss Foundation Institutes Broadcast Equipment Auction radio world
  • To his biographer, Scully the voice of perfection journal sentinel
  • St. Joseph Radio Station Tower Collapse: Pictures fox4kc
  • Local radio station gives away tickets to Jonas Brothers at Cowboys Stadium kxii
  • Authority questions radio ad. Hahn: Black Crow Media is not sponsoring annual fireworks display valdosta daily times
  • Leading Radio Marketing Company CRN International Wins TV Marketing Award pr newswire
  • The men behind the mic. Radio broadcast team provides personality, insight during games azstarnet

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Court orders Jammie Thomas to pay RIAA $1.92 million cnet
  • US record industry wins $1.92m from file sharer. Even RIAA ’embarrassed’ by $80,000 per song verdict register
  • Woman has to pay $100,000 for each illegal download couriermail
  • Jury: Brainerd woman owes record firms $1.92 million star tribune
  • RIAA Loses Minneapolis File Sharing Case inside music media
  • Senate OKs Web Radio Royalty Debate Extension yahoo tech
  • Webcasters Settlement Act Set for Obama’s Signature radio online
  • Senate passes Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 rain
  • Radio Stations Say Bill Could Put Them Out of Business Measure would require stations to pay artists for their music nbc dfw
  • Greater Media Coordinates Anti-Royalties Efforts radio ink
  • Forward-looking musicians pan Performance Rights Act radio business report
  • A New Website For Anti-Performance Tax Proponents… mel phillips
  • Senate Commerce Approves Genachowski, McDowell Nominations broadcasting and cable
  • US Senate Panel OKs FCC Chair Nominee easy bourse
  • Senate panel approves FCC nominee reuters
  • Copps Wants Inquiry Into Deals Between Handset Manufacturers, Wireless Carriers broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Should Restrict Exclusive Handset Deals pc world
  • FCC to probe exclusive mobile handset deals industry standard
  • FCC Turns 75 broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Colorado Public Radio cuts salaries denver business journal
  • Radio station’s pay cut takes effect July 1 denver post
  • Paul Slavens Has ‘High Hopes’ for KERA’s Music Station nbc dfw
  • KERA’s Multimedia Project “Living with the Trinity” Launches with Web site, Radio Series dbusiness news
  • WBAI at the turning point after political infighting the villager
  • Fans will savor peek at folksy raconteur. Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes columbus dispatch
  • KTXT-FM returns to air with different format daily toreador
  • End Taxpayer Funding of Public TV & Radio Now florida today
  • Blue Wave radio station resurrected at high school. Station founder’s son mirrors his dad’s 1978 efforts riverhead news review
  • LCCC radio program ‘echoes’ host’s beliefs the telegraph

Streaming & Tech

  • “Twitter Revolution” in Iran aided by old media — TV, radio reuters
  • Sirius XM Extends Itself Globally seeking alpha
  • Next up, the dedicated Howard Stern app hear 2.0
  • “User-Controlled Radio” Launches in San Francisco egear
  • CBS Preps First User-Controlled Radio Program meidapost
  • CBS Preps User-Controlled Radio. Listeners can control playlists — and vote to have songs they dislike instantly pulled from the air adweek
  • French Company Will Measure Internet Radio audio4cast
  • Researchers conclude piracy not stifling content creation ars technica
  • Songbird 1.2 Integrates into iTunes and iPods lifehacker
  • Songbird releases iPhone Sync Workaround readwritestart
  • Singing in the Car Along With Your Personal Radio Station ny times
  • Timeline of Wireless Technology techtree
  • Emergency Alert Improvements In Works For HD Radio Standard twice
  • Engineers duel over IBOC power boost radio business report
  • MySpace, Facebook, Twitter to chat at Cannes Lions business standard
  • Google’s Anti-Malvertising.com Fights Off Bad Ads information week
  • Broadcasters Association Unveils New Name. The Online Broadcasters Association has announced a change in the name of their organization. online broadcasters association
  • Italian Piracy Operators Forfeit $3.3 Million billboard

Radio News International:


  • Capital FM promotes Royal Mail “Simply Drop” campaign brand republic
  • Capital FM promotes Royal Mail “Simply Drop” campaign mediaweek uk
  • Ex-Radio 2 DJ denies child porn. A former Radio 2 DJ has pleaded not guilty to a child pornography charge. bbc
  • Digital radio plan sparks debate bbc
  • The great FM radio switch-off: Don’t Panic! The media’s media dept got Carter completely wrong register
  • Media Talk: Digital Britain. The panel dissect the long-awaited Digital Britain report: a blueprint for the future, or a 21st century fudge? guardian
  • Ofcom Awards 4 new community radio licences in Kent & Sussex public technology
  • Radio review. A radio institution returned last night minus a key ingredient: I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue (Radio 4) is now Humph-less. guardian
  • Mid-Cheshire College students star on Cheshire FM airwaves mid cheshire chronicle
  • Better BBC iPlayer – for radio james cridland
  • New jingles for Classic FM radio today
  • GMG welcomes Digital Britain radio today
  • Celador wants Edinburgh licence radio today
  • More community radio in the SE radio today


  • Vancouver’s newest radio station tests equipment ahead of official launch on July 1. vancouver sun
  • Radio’s Q3 Sales Decline 13.9% Says CBS broadcaster
  • The CHUM Sign Returns torontoist
  • IceDogs find new partner for radio broadcasts the standard


  • U.S., Britain both fund broadcasts in Iran. BBC Persian and VOA’s Persian News Network deny Tehran’s accusations of bias and meddling. la times
  • Choice FM under attack joy online
  • RAM Rambling: Unique week for Radio Mirchi: number one in all four RAM markets exchange4media
  • Why Silozi Radio Service? As a regular listener of the NBC’s Silozi Radio Service, I have realised that many other listeners share my opinion of the service’s use of Silozi as the only language. the nambian


All Access

  • Sony Shareholders Approve New Management
  • Net Rules, Radio Trails As News Source In Zogby Poll
  • Reports Say Cronkite ‘Gravely Ill’
  • Chris Brown Denied Delay In Assault Hearing
  • More Sliwa-Gotti Fireworks
  • Indiana FM, Nebraska CP Sold
  • Management Change At Cumulus/Fayetteville, NC
  • Colorado Public Radio Cuts Salaries
  • Tom Kent Grabs More Airtime In Boston, Charleston And Panama City
  • Chargers Re-Up With Rock 105.3
  • Niagara Ice Dogs On The River
  • OBA Rebrands As DBA
  • Crank Ent. Debuts, Announces Alliance With Rogue Island Ent.
  • Rodeo Star Suzanne Alexander… Well Not Really
  • Mike Taylor Renews At San Antonio’s Ticket
  • Hacksaw To Fill In At XX1090
  • Hot 107.9 AM Show Wishes Whole Building A Happy Birthday
  • ‘Off The Record’ To Feature The Doors For July 4th
  • ‘Michael Bernz’ Cipriani Dead At 58

Radio Ink

  • Greater Media Coordinates Anti-Royalties Efforts
  • Rivera: New FCC Is Up To Challenges
  • Commerce Approves Genachowski, McDowell Nominations
  • Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act
  • Ed Christian To Receive National Radio Award
  • America’s Morning News Is On The Air
  • RAB To Work With VCU Brandcenter; Radio-Mercury Prizes Double For 2010
  • Jelli Goes On The Air At Live 105/San Jose
  • Labels Win Again In File-Sharing Case
  • Sirius XM Is On The iPhone
  • iBiquity, Partners Developing EAS For HD Radio
  • Moby In The Morning Signs With RASS
  • Lotus Signs Up With Marketron


  • Sirius XM iPhone App Debuts
  • Richards Group Wins Radio Mercury Award
  • Webcaster Settlement Act passes Senate
  • NAB to honor Saga’s Ed Christian
  • Three legends to enter National Radio Hall of Fame posthumously
  • Performance royalty rocks Congress
  • RIAA-Jammie Thomas trial resumes
  • Smaller is better at radio

Inside Radio

  • Radio, advertisers fight ad tax.
  • Julius Genachowski closer to FCC.
  • Petitioning listeners to join royalty fight.
  • Stern fans outraged.
  • Ed Christian receives radio’s top honor.
  • It’s the FCC’s 75th birthday.
  • Senate clears webcasting bill.
  • Woman ordered to pay labels $1.92 million.
  • Pew: Two-thirds of U.S. has broadband.
  • April PPM – CHR & Rhythmic CHR

Radio Business Report

  • Engineers duel over IBOC power boost
  • Forward-looking musicians pan Performance Rights Act
  • Sirius XM raising rates
  • NAB to honor Ed Christian
  • RASS adds Moby in the Morning to client roster
  • TRN-E launches America’s Morning News with George H.W. Bush
  • Westwood One taps Thomas Weisel for second round?
  • Broadcaster says FCC should quit using Arbitron
  • PRA shot down in the press
  • 103.3 ESPN and Dallas Mavericks re-up for four
  • Financial maneuvering by Lincoln Financial Group
  • Air America Launches in D.C.
  • Pattiz to continue as Chairman at Westwood
  • Reorg and staff cuts at RAB
  • Oaktree expands in radio again

Radio Online

  • Panel Approves Genachowski as New FCC Chairman
  • Report: Legendary Walter Cronkite is Near Death
  • Webcasters Settlement Act Set for Obama’s Signature
  • Chargers Extend Radio Deal with CC/San Diego
  • Entercom Ups Jim Rushton to VP/Sports Sales
  • Saga’s Ed Christian To Receive National Radio Award
  • HelpSaveRadio.org Unveiled to Oppose Airplay Tax
  • TRN-E Launches ”America’s Morning News” Program
  • Sirius XM Radio Now Available in Apple App Store
  • Metro’s Schuck Named President of NY Press Club
  • Motel 6 Spot Wins Top Prize at Radio Mercury Awards
  • SpectraRep, iBiquity, Sage Team to Develop HD EAS
  • Jelli Unveils 100% User-Controlled Radio, Signs KITS
  • SJN Adds Garrison’s ”Chill Out Tonight” to Overnights
  • Radio Hall Of Fame Names ’09 Posthumous Inductees
  • KESN-AM/Dallas, Mavericks ink 4-Year Extension

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Thumbs Up For Genachowski
  • Talk Radio Job Hook-Ups Are Popular
  • Melanie Morgan Back On KSFO
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • Insite – NEW iPhone 3G S & All Features Out June 19th 2009
  • Jobs, Productions – Drewsean Williams Production Assistant Available
  • News – Senate OKs Web Radio Royalty Debate Extension
  • Arbitron – PPM 6+ Washington DC, Detroit, Atlanta

All About Country

  • Genachowski Nomination Moves Forward
  • Jason Michael Carroll’s New Song Tugs At Family Heartstrings
  • Overheard In The AllAboutCountry Vent Section
  • GAC’s Taylor On The Set Premieres Saturday
  • Greater Media Takes Opposition To Performance Tax Online
  • Kellie Picker Gets OK! Magazine Spread
  • Fresno Gets A $5 Kiss Concert Series
  • Record Labels Beat Jammie Thomas-Rasset Again!
  • Montgomery Gentry Host 4th Of July Radio Special
  • Alan Jackson Gets His Star
  • Aaron Tippin Honored By Daughters Of The American Revolution
  • National Radio Award Given To Saga’s Ed Christian
  • Shape Magazine Turns To COUNTRY’s Angels
  • Soundscan Sez: Wider Exposure & Touring Sells Albums