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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 04-06-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Emmis Enters Into Long-Term LMA with Grupo Radio Centro for Los Angeles’ KMVN – yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro to Provide Programming to Los Angeles Radio Station KMVN-FM – yahoo
  • Emmis LMAs KMVN/L.A. To Grupo Radio Centro – radio and records
  • Emmis makes deal for Los Angeles station – indianapolis business journal
  • Emmis Turning KMVN/L.A. Over To Grupo Radio Centro – fmqb
  • Emmis to Lease Los Angeles Radio Station – inside indiana business
  • Increased Auto Sales Will Add Up to Sirius Upgrade – seeking alpha
  • I’m Bullish on Sirius XM – motley fool
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Issues Response/Recommendation Statement Regarding Tender Offer of Cox Media Group, – prusa

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • 94.7 Fresh FM Washington, D.C. Debuts – radio insight
  • WLEY To Air ‘El Vacilon Del Mandril’ – radio and records
  • KMVN-FM (93.9) is switching to Spanish-language programming – la times
  • Batter Up: XM Carries All MLB Games – media daily news
  • DJ Rick Dees’ morning show is going off the air – oc register
  • XM Radio Offers Listeners Every Game of the 2009 Major League Baseball Season Starting April 5 – yahoo
  • Smith, Thomas Add Radio One/Charlotte PD Duties – radio online
  • Citadel To Launch Providence Business Talk – radio and records
  • All ears for 2 new radio formats. What do we think about the two latest radio formats? You’ve had since February to experience both, so do you prefer a little bit of Country Legends 100.7 or a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll at X102.9? – jacksonville.com
  • Is Tafoya headed to WCCO Radio? – star tribune
  • Media Matters: Jazz fans bemoan switch – fort myers news press
  • John C. Scott takes over as Jolt’s new manager – az biz
  • Music ‘cranked’ and DJs yanked at KFFM – yakima herald
  • San Antonio. Local TV and radio serve up lots of Latino content, including Tejano, for a market that’s half Hispanic – media week
  • Top 40 still are missing from the Fresno radio dial – fresno bee
  • The Sports Animal AM 920 Debuts Monday – todays thv little rock
  • Return Of The Young Male Gives ESPN Radio a Renewed Spark – fox business
  • No Atlanta Braves games on Birmingham radio this year – the birmingham news
  • Michael Kay will do show from trailer outside stadium – newsday

News & PR

  • Veteran broadcaster Howard Clark dies Sunday – shreveport times
  • Veteran broadcaster Howard Clark dies – shreveport times
  • Radio legend celebrates career, recalls Gary ties. Radio legend Herb Kent, 80, of WVAZ-FM (V103) received the royal treatment March 20 at Majestic Star Casino as fans, friends and colleagues celebrated his 60 years in radio in the Chicago area.- post tribune
  • NYF Radio Programming & Promotion Awards Announces Special Promotional Entry Fees Through April 30th – marketwire
  • Mount Pleasant radio station wins state honors (WVOC) – post and courier
  • JB and Sandy. Talk show hosts Mix 94.7 – austin business journal
  • Steve Harvey brings signature humor to Crown – fayetteville observer
  • Radio stations hit the block (KNRV) – denver post
  • Gainesville radio station marks 60 years on the air (WDUN) – gainesville times
  • Police Chief Cooper Highly Upset With Talk Show Host – chattanooga pulse
  • ESPN’s studio in L.A. debuts – la times
  • KROQ scores with ‘April Foolishness’ – oc register
  • Stratham’s Rita Cary loves life as radio DJ on ‘The River’ – sea coast online
  • Businesses in way of proposed Evansville arena – indiana business journal
  • Greenville, Columbia stations win top AP honors – the state
  • KSAK Has Its Biggest Year at the Golden Mike Awards – la vernet communtiy news
  • KINK-FM personality Les Sarnoff is dialed in to life – oregon live
  • The sports radio DJ. Richard James hosts his call-in sports talk show on KJOX on Feb. 23. In addition to talking sports, James hosts country music and rock music shows on other radio stations. – yakima herald republic
  • New radio ads promote NM wildfire prevention – silver city sun news
  • 29th Annual KGO Radio Cure-A-Thon – abc local
  • B-93 radio DJ Broadway gets Academy of Country Music nomination for on-air personality of the year – mlive
  • Winners in the 2008 Alabama AP Broadcasters Contest – fox 17 nashville
  • WHNT rakes in ABBY awards – the huntsville times
  • WBEZ reporters win awards in state competition – post tribune
  • The best jazz shows on WDCB-FM 90.9 – chicago tribune
  • Lifting spirits on AM radio airwaves – nr online
  • Good Kitty: Area Radio Station Claims Major Country Music Awards – north escambia
  • Longtime KINK-FM personality Les Sarnoff is dialed in to life – oregon live
  • Radio stations to help campaign for ‘bigs’ Big Brothers Big Sisters will have the help of four area radiostations to findmentors for 24 kids in 24 hours. – the wichita eagle
  • Fincher has built radio, television stations across the US – taladega daily home
  • Malta spreads local sports love over airwaves – the news herald

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • A forgotten genius on your radio dial (Doc Herrold) – sf gate
  • BOBBY OCEAN’S SUNDAY RADIO CARTOON: Experience Valued Here – dan oday
  • The Emmis Rent-a-Station – inside music media
  • Talk Radio as the Original Social Media… well it’s one-third true – the fourth speaker
  • The Greatest Radio Battles Of All Time – the infinite dial
  • The Harder You Try, the Dumber You Sound – tommy kramer
  • Malibu Chapter Five – claude hall online
  • Radio: Same old song and dance – gorman media
  • Questioning content in reggae radio forum – ny daily news
  • Behind the Broadcast: Can’t Yanks afford decent radio announcers? – daily gazette
  • Sirius XM’s Book Radio seeks to reinvigorate satellite radio – examiner
  • How much do you really know about the media? – mlive
  • Limbaugh Should Get Anal Poisoning – yahoo
  • Last week conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh not only dominated the airwaves, he conquered our mail. – la times
  • ‘Progressive’ Talk Host Stephanie Miller Blames Liberal Radio Struggles on Station Owners – news busters
  • Talk Shows and Cop Killers – tpm
  • On the radio: Ellis Cose has good news for those who want uplift – ny daily news
  • Amy Goodman Returns to Sonoma County – press democrat
  • Fairness Doctrine: Free speech assailed – pittsburgh live
  • FCC should re-instate the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ – penn live

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Drops Opposition on Cross-Ownership Decision – radio today
  • McDowell: Don’t Delay Cross-Ownership Decision. FCC commissioner registers concerns over “grave economic situation” facing media in letter to Third Circuit Court – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Reiterates NCE FM and TV6 Requirements – radio magazine
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Makes More Cuts – radio and records
  • Fargo couple to see their daughter today in Iranian jail – star tribune
  • American detainee’s parents visit Tehran – gulf times
  • College radio doesn’t do it by the book – radio waves sf gate
  • Terry Gross to share insights, interviews at IU Auditorium – herald times online
  • WDCB, jazz advocacy find a home in suburbia – chicago tribune
  • KGLT fund drive continues through April 11 – bozeman daily chronicle
  • Dyson radio show debuts. Former UNC-CH professor and social commentator Michael Eric Dyson’s one-hour weekday news and talk radio show debuts today on N.C. Central University and Shaw University’s stations. – news and observer
  • Nonprofit radio station out of funds. The staff at a Kansas City community radio station is facing money troubles, and last week they told volunteers their money could run out by the end of the month. – news leader
  • Kansas City Radio Station Struggles. (KKFI) – nbc action news
  • Money troubles threaten community radio station KKFI – kansascity.com
  • Allen University to be subject of radio fundraiser – the state
  • Radio director to track historic trail. Pat Crawford, executive director of local radio station WUWF 88.1 FM, is no stranger to traveling for charity. – pnj.com
  • Cable channel to air Bourne student radio show – cape cod times
  • ‘Tell Me More’ — about Durham — on NPR – herald sun
  • Give Your Money to WUSC! Moolah for Music Hopes to Raise $5,000 – columbia free times
  • KUAT deals with cuts, focuses on content – az starnet
  • DJs put a spin on sharing with community – za starnet
  • New School of Radio and Television opens new building – cbs 6 albany
  • 2 Pittsburg students receive Student Broadcasting Awards – morning sun

Streaming & Tech

  • Google/Twitter acquisition rumor goes down in flames – the industry standard
  • MAKING GOOGLE EYES AT TWITTER – ny post
  • Music Coalition wants to rewrite rules of music business – ars technica
  • Analysts Estimate YouTube’s Losses At $470M This Year – web news pro
  • NiceMac’s Open Source Apps Help Sirius Focus on Core – seeking alpha
  • Google Faces Trademark Trial – wall street journal
  • Radio Sure Streams and Records 12,000 Radio Stations – lifehacker
  • New music craze just like radio … but you are the DJ – the herald
  • WiFi ‘n’ & FM transmitter in next-gen iPhone – slash gear
  • Will the iPhone Go FM? Maybe. But I Kind of Doubt It. – technologizer
  • Next Generation iPhone to Have FM Transmission Capabilities – gizmodo
  • Last FM Does a Pricing U-Turn – avreview
  • Do You Need a Social Media Marketer? – ad week
  • BRS Media’s dotFM Marks its 11th Anniversary with an 11 Day Twitter .FM Domain Giveaway! – pr web
  • Bloomberg L.P. Names Kevin Krim Head of BLOOMBERG.COM(R) Web Site – pr newswire
  • Using Sirius Satellite Radios as Mp3 Players – associated content
  • Adobe Issues Audition 3.0.1 Update – radio magazine
  • The ‘Free’ Debate – billboard
  • Giving HD Radio a Boost? – radio 2020

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

  • The Fair Comment Defence In Defamation Actions, The Supreme Court Of Canada And You: A Brief Comment On WIC Radio Ltd. v. Simpson – ottawa business journal
  • MySpace Radio launches for Canadian users with Corus streams – rain

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Dunedin radio identity dies. Former Dunedin radio manager and identity, Mike Baker (71), died in Auckland on Saturday. – otago daily times
  • Jones had operation before virus hit. Radio host Alan Jones says he recently had a major suspected skin cancer operation on his arm shortly before coming down with a severe virus. – big pond news
  • I’m not dying of cancer, says Jones. RADIO host Alan Jones says he recently had a major suspected skin cancer operation on his arm shortly before coming down with a severe virus which has put him off the air. – adelaide new
  • Lotus FM pay row silences Bala and Peru – the times za
  • Radio announcer in hot water over comments. A radio announcer who denounced a mother when she complained about a Wanaka school’s ‘white supremacy’-themed after-ball party is to be reported to the Broadcasting Standards Authority – new zealand herald
  • Fever 104 FM – No. 1 FM station in Delhi: RAM – indian television
  • Arabian Radio Network to host ‘ARN Business Club’ – ame info
  • Farsi-language radio station scouts for investors – middle east production
  • Ex-Bay Radio stalwarts move in for Capital buy – malta today
  • Hurry back, Nationwide Radio, we miss you – jamaica observer
  • Radio talk show host stakes claim to George Town seat – cayman times

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Emmis LMAs KMVN/L.A. To Grupo Radio Centro
  • Cox/Atlanta Management Restructuring
  • ACM’s Offers Streaks, Surprises
  • Journal Cuts Salaries By 6%
  • Smith, Thomas Double Up At Radio One
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s At Four Formats
  • NPR Makes More Cuts
  • Updated: Biello Hears Cincy’s Frequency
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 3, 2009
  • Blog Nation
  • NPR To Study How To Improve HD Radio Coverage
  • Citadel To Launch Providence Business Talk
  • Cox Special Committee Calls Tender Offer ‘Fair’
  • WLEY To Air ‘El Vacilon Del Mandril’
  • Beishline Reunites With Moore At KABC
  • Congress Honors Paul Harvey
  • First Media Closes On WINX-FM/St. Michaels, Md.
  • Saffren Exits After MidNite
  • Blazy & Bob Blow Up
  • Millennium Promotes Two In Sales
  • Street Talk: Purtan’s People Shrinks
  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • Cummings Alive And Well; Working Full-Time At Emmis

All Access

  • Underwood Wins Entertainer Of The Year At ACMs
  • Rock And Roll Hall Inducts Class Of ’09
  • McDowell To Court: Speed Up Cross-Ownership Ruling
  • Journal Imposes 6% Pay Cut On Managers, Execs
  • KMVN’s Rick Dees Ready For The Future
  • Chris Brown Appears In Court Today
  • Cox Radio Committee Gives Thumbs Up To Buyout Bid
  • First Media Closes On WINX-F
  • Something’s Beautiful In Dallas
  • WCAP: We’ll Carry Leno If Boston NBC Affiliate Won’t
  • Lisa Biello Joins Frequency 94.1/Cincy For PD/Afternoons
  • ‘WABC Radio Network’ Offers Imus, Scarborough, Sliwa
  • WNCX Morning Rush Makes Staff Changes
  • Mark Gorlick Joins The Collective
  • Variety Ed-In-Chief Stepping Down
  • Jones/NCTI Names McVicker President
  • Two Rise At Millenium NJ
  • Paul And Ringo Perform Together
  • StreetPulse: Diana Krall Remains At #1
  • Radio One Celebrates Good Health Practices In Philly
  • IBBA 2009 Conference Set
  • Kris Stevens Wakes Up Earlier In Philly
  • Keith Allen & Steph Carroll Exit WFBE
  • ACM Awards Rack Up Ratings For CBS
  • ‘Big’ John Bowen Wins Award
  • Report On Kristofferson & Keith Flap Turns Out To Be False
  • BamaJam & Talladega Team Up For Cross-Promotion
  • Report: Tafoya To WCCO?
  • USRN Renews Bloomberg Deal
  • Pamal Flips Hudson Valley Trio To Talk
  • Report: Regent/Evansville Cuts News Staff
  • ESPN Radio Finds New Home In Sioux Falls
  • WMUZ/Detroit To Stimulate The Local Economy
  • West Launches Campaign Around Single ‘The Motions’
  • Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall And Wife Receive Charity Award
  • KPNT Announces ‘Pointfest’ Lineup
  • The Unofficial Power Pig/FLZ 20th Anniversary Cruise!
  • Jon Carter Gets Fresh
  • AJ Voices Two More
  • Howard Clark Dead At 70
  • John Roman Dies At 55
  • Frank Oakley, ‘Friend Of The Country Stars,” Passes

Radio Ink

  • Bloomberg Re-Ups With USRN
  • Cox Radio Committee: Buyout Offer ‘Fair’
  • Pay Cuts At Entravision, Journal
  • USRN Makes Sales, Distribution Deal With AccuWeather
  • Emmis Makes LMA Deal For KMVN/L.A.
  • U.K.: ‘Sachsgate’ Settled, With $220,000 Fine
  • Updated: ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • Heffner Joins Frontier As CFO
  • Caldara Named Millennium/Trenton Market Manager
  • WAFC/West Palm Becomes ‘La Ley’
  • Copps Makes Staff Changes At FCC
  • NPR Labs Launches Study On HD Power Upgrade

FMQB

  • Emmis Turning KMVN/L.A. Over To Grupo Radio Centro
  • Proposed Law Could Change Ticket Resale Market
  • Mark Gorlick exits RED and joins The Collective
  • FMC wants to rewrite music biz rules
  • WYEP/Pittsburgh celebrates 35 years

Inside Radio

  • WABC launches syndication push.
  • March “pop” gives sign of hope.
  • Rick Dees’ new focus is online.
  • WBZ is Boston’s revenue champs.
  • Emmis takes rent-to-sell strategy in L.A.
  • NAB pushes Motorola.
  • Board rates Cox buyout “fair.”
  • McDowell to court: Hurry up.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview…Her name elicits southern-sounding roots but Cooper Lawrence is actually from the south of Brooklyn.

Radio Business Report

  • Online streams not yet big PPM factor
  • Hold the phone for FM
  • KMVN moving to Mexican company
  • Cox Radio endorses buyout
  • CAIR asks KSFO to reprimand hosts
  • WCSX Detroit launches “Faces not Numbers”
  • Broadcaster says keep auction on schedule
  • Citadel sees covenant difficulties in 2010
  • Moody’s gives Salem a downgrade
  • Cancer returns for Mondale
  • Comrex introducing BRIC-Link at NAB
  • NPR Labs launches study on HD Radio power increase
  • ABC Radio Networks Becomes Citadel Media
  • Station not so hot after derailed prank
  • GroupM: Global ad spend to fall 4.4%

Radio Online

  • Emmis Inks LMA with Grupo Radio Centro for KMVN
  • FCC Drops Opposition on Cross-Ownership Decision
  • Cox Radio Recommends Stockholders Accept Tender
  • Smith, Thomas Add Radio One/Charlotte PD Duties
  • Entravision, Journal Institute Salary Cuts Company Wide
  • NPR to Study Power Increases for HD Radio Coverage
  • Millennium/New Jersey Ups Sales Vets Lynch, Wesley
  • Cox Radio Announces Free Employment Ad Campaign
  • Jeff Morad joins Northshire Alternative WEQX-FM/Albany, NY-Manchester, VT, for evenings.
  • WMZQ-FM/Washington, DC, taps Kat Jackson as evening personality.
  • KKSR-FM (95-7 Star FM)/Tri-Cities, WA, OM/PD and morning man Rik Mikals joins John Riggs in mornings on Country KIOK-FM (94.9 The Wolf) as Rik & John
  • WOMC-FM/Detroit morning News Director/anchor Dana Mills and engineer John Ankles Stewart exit
  • WPRV-AM (True Oldies)/Providence is set for a flip to Business Talk.
  • KFFM-FM/Yakima, WA, flips to Rhythmic CHR as “107-3 FFM”
  • Talk KSTP-AM/Minneapolis midday host Dave Thompson exits.

NTS Aircheck

  • Whale Of A Tale
  • DNC “Mobilizes” Against Limbaugh
  • Garry Meier Lands WGN Afternoon Slot

Urbansite

  • Welcome to Atlanta “Streetz 102.9”
  • Airchecks – Dee Lee Jamz 107.3 Chicago
  • Alvin Stowe Out At Radio One Charlotte
  • Mexico’s Radio Centro In Pact To Buy Los Angeles Station

All About Country

  • Billy Ray Cyrus Releases
  • Scott Borchetta: ‘Thanks, Mom & Dad’
  • CRB & Edison Post Results Of P1 Listener Survey
  • B95/Flint Imports Scrubbs In The Morning From Grand Rapids
  • Jason Aldean Powers Up For Wide Open Release
  • Reba Sends Radio Strange
  • Here’s Your Texas Regional Radio Texas Top 10
  • Privatization Of Cox Radio Moves Forward
  • Carrie Underwood Is Entertainer Of The Year
  • AAC Question of the Week
  • Cover Story: Dierks Bentley–Three Days That Changed My Life
  • Strait’s ‘River Of Love’ Goes Upstream To Number One
  • Wingnut Returns To 100.7 The Wolf/Seattle
  • Kris Stevens Moves To Mornings At WXTU/Philadelphia
  • Mark Chesnutt Plays For WCTY’s 35th Birthday
  • GAC BackStory Debuts Tonight
  • The Conclave Extends Reduced Rates