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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 04-20-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Cox Radio tender extended as terms under discussion marketwatch
  • CC Media, Owner of Clear Channel, Says Revenue Down 23% wall street journal
  • CMP Susquehanna 2008 Revenue Down 9% radio and records
  • Arbitron Names EVP, Chief Strategy & Biz Dev Officer media week
  • Stock Shock: Documentary on Sirius XM Radio Manipulation Coming Soon seeking alpha
  • Tom Joyner reaches agreement with Soul 106.3 chicago tribune
  • Bob Dylan’s ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’: His time might be up ny daily news
  • Radio host charged with child porn (Aaron Aldridge WNTK)  nashua telegraph
  • Commercial Radio Stations Beg for Cash. Air America Considers Asking Public for Donations as Companies Cope with Ad Declines wall street journal
  • Portland Radio Host Les Sarnoff Dies At 60 kptv
  • Country radio’s Barney Cannon dies shreveport times
  • Talk show hosts stars in radio’s new era sf gate
  • Forget Obama’s dog, Rush Limbaugh likes cats la times
  • 12 Major Broadcasters Hit w/Online Radio Patent Suit radio online
  • Savage Sues Napolitano Over ‘Rightwing Extremism’ Report radio ink
  • Smug Media War Among Radio Liberals gawker
  • Iran orders quick appeal for U.S. journalist, report says cnn
  • Sweden: Hundreds Protest Pirate Bay Conviction billboard
  • Radio 1 ‘not axing Chris Moyles’. BBC Radio 1 has denied that it is preparing to remove Chris Moyles from the station’s breakfast show. bbc
  • PAKISTAN: US seeks to prevent Taliban use of radio, web asia media

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio tender extended as terms under discussion marketwatch
  • Cox Radio Committee Now Neutral On Buyout, Offer May Be Upped radio ink
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Issues Revised Response/Recommendation Statement Regarding Tender Offer of Cox Media Group, Inc. street insider
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc. Extends Tender Offer for Cox Radio yahoo
  • CC Media, Owner of Clear Channel, Says Revenue Down 23% wall street journal
  • Clear Channel Preliminary Q1 Revenues Down 23% radio online
  • CMP Susquehanna 2008 Revenue Down 9% radio and records
  • CMP Susquehanna Radio Revs Down 9% in 2008 radio online
  • Arbitron Names EVP, Chief Strategy & Biz Dev Officer media week
  • Taher G. Behbehani Named EVP, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer arbitron
  • High Sirius Volume Begets… High Volume seeking alpha
  • Liberty Has More to Gain from Sirius by Holding than Selling seeking alpha
  • Heavy Call Options Action for Sirius seeking alpha
  • Stock Shock: Documentary on Sirius XM Radio Manipulation Coming Soon seeking alpha
  • NBC Universal 1Q earnings down 45% crains ny
  • Max Media gets about half a pair in Denver In yet another sign of the times transaction, a pair of FMs serving the Denver market are headed to a pair of investors willing to take them over from Denver Radio Company radio business report
  • Analysts: Media Earnings to Remain Challenged. Quarterly results expected to reflect ongoing ad doldrums broadcasting and cable
  • Media General: Broadcast, Print Revs Sink media daily news
  • 10 companies that could go bankrupt msn

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

  • Radio host charged with child porn (Aaron Aldridge WNTK)  nashua telegraph
  • Missing NH radio host charged with child porn boston.com
  • Police: Missing Radio Host Abandons Daughter At Disney. New Hampshire Radio Host Wanted On Child Porn Charges wesh
  • Pending radio tax pitting artists against broadcasters san antonio business journal
  • Commercial Radio Stations Beg for Cash. Air America Considers Asking Public for Donations as Companies Cope with Ad Declines wall street journal
  • Radio Waves: Liz Saint John sf gate
  • Portland Radio Host Les Sarnoff Dies At 60 kptv
  • KINK radio host Les Sarnoff dies at 60 kgw
  • Portland radio icon dies after battle with cancer katu
  • Country radio’s Barney Cannon dies Barney Cannon, familiar morning voice on KWKH Radio and its longtime program director, died late Saturday of a possible heart attack, his family says. He was 53. shreveport times
  • Telling Tales: Radio Talker’s New Book Reveals Cable News Secrets (Michael Smerconish) tv newswer
  • Chunky takes a bite out of New York, Now FM examiner
  • WKOX (Rumba 1200)/Boston Powers Up radio ink
  • APRE Announces 2009 Engineering Award Recipients radio magazine
  • NAVTEQ Dynamic Content Delivery for HD Radio(TM) Systems Unveiled in North America earth times
  • Radio Station In Turmoil. Saturday former (KDNA) employees held a rally. The group is making accusations of censorship, lack of company communication and programming changes that don’t follow the stations ideals. kerptv
  • Radio Dispute Hitting The Web. The fallout between Spanish radio station KDNA’s new director and it’s former employees is heating up and spilling onto our website. keprtv
  • SAG Board Votes to Accept New Contract with Studios ktla
  • Spending cuts leave Stars radio-free. Huntsville first team in Southern League to drop from the dial al.com
  • Industry group honors radio stations. The Allegany Radio Corp., a subsidiary of West Virginia Radio Corp., recently received recognition in the form of several industry awards. cumberland times news
  • Contact Talk Radio Celebrates Over a Year of HD Radio Broadcasting yahoo
  • ‘Radio’ Kennedy helps us tune in the joy of life island packet
  • Area’s only black-owned radio station celebrates 2 decades the news gazette
  • April 20-26: NAB in Las Vegas, PaleyFest09 ‘The Hills,’ HRTS Reality Show Panel Luncheon and More… broadcasting and cable
  • Irish Gaelic on the rebound: NYC radio show gives voice to small, enthusiastic community wtkr
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Offers Motorsports Fans Unrivaled Coverage of NASCAR(R), IndyCar(R), Formula 1(TM) and American Le Mans Series Racing pr newswire
  • Broadcaster Traffic Consortium Expands with New Broadcasting Partners, More RDS and HD Radio Broadcasting Market Coverage yahoo
  • Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day billboard

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • 12 Major Broadcasters Hit w/Online Radio Patent Suit radio online
  • Aldav, LLC et al v. Clear Channel Communications, Inc. et al dockets.justia.com
  • Savage Files Federal Lawsuit Against Napolitano radio online
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • Stream Surge. As radio races to keep pace with Internet migration, online listening and revenue grow radio and records
  • Obama Picks Technology And Performance Officers the washington post
  • WWW.SALESTAX.GOV FEDS TO TAX WEB TO BOLSTER STATE REVENUES ny post
  • Sweden: Hundreds Protest Pirate Bay Conviction billboard
  • Pirate Bay convictions are legally insignificant outside Sweden. Safe for Google, eBay to remove tin hats, too the register
  • The media’s fake Twitter backlash begins the industry standard
  • BRS Media Announces Plans to Secure, Operate and Market the .Radio TLD dotRadio Will Be Positioned as the New Multimedia Domain for the On Air and Online Community! market watch
  • Jonathan Takiff: Liberating Digital Music Downloads california chronicle
  • Final plans coming together for Monday’s RAIN Summit rain
  • MySpace hopes to turn free songs into needed cash kcby
  • Apple iPhone’s new app: Sirius XM streaming silicon valley
  • How Charter Communications warns accused file sharers cnet
  • Report: Hulu app coming to the iPhone soon cnet
  • Sirius XM Gets Creative on YouTube seeking alpha

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Radio 1 ‘not axing Chris Moyles’. BBC Radio 1 has denied that it is preparing to remove Chris Moyles from the station’s breakfast show. bbc
  • Chris Moyles to stay at Radio 1. Chris Moyles has rubbished claims that he is to lose his job as the host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show. the independent
  • Chris Moyles threatens to quit Radio 1 over plans to axe him mirror
  • Jonathan Ross jokes about ‘Sachsgate’ affair on Russell Brand’s new radio show telegraph
  • Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross reunited on radio show mirror
  • RUSSELL BRAND – BRAND LEAVES VOICEMAILS FOR OBAMA ON RADIO RETURN contactmusic
  • Unrepentant Ross mocks Ofcom as Sachs ruling is read out on his radio show mail online
  • Russell Brand shoots, and scores, with Noel Gallagher on TalkSport guardian
  • Sun radio goes live – with Jon Gaunt and David Cameron guardian
  • Sun launches online radio channel4
  • Moyles not going anywhere radio today
  • Magic 105.4 gets in on the Act radio today
  • City Talk gets ITV coverage radio today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Alpha 96.1fm hits the airwaves scoop nz
  • Pentagon Jams Web, Radio Links of Taliban wall street journal
  • PAKISTAN: US seeks to prevent Taliban use of radio, web asia media
  • Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM once again in the No.1 slot indian television
  • BBC rides FM poll wagon with election capsules radio and music
  • FM channels lend voice to the power of vote india business standard
  • No plans for more radio stations, says ARN ame info
  • Arabian Radio Network names Fiona Munro as Programming Director for City 101.6FM ame info
  • ARN names programming head trade arabia
  • Malaysia targets private TV, Radio stations malaysia today
  • Rais wants private TV and radio stations to make changes my sinchew
  • Somalia: Al Shabaab Arrest Radio Journalist in Baidoa all africa
  • The media must be innovative to remain relevant business daily africa
  • Record profit, tough year for State radio fiji live
  • Women take struggle to air fiji air
  • Banned radio back on air Idéale FM, a privately-owned radio station forced to close because it refused to disclose information to police investigating a drugs scandal, has been given financial aid by the Doha Centre. mindanao examiner

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Stream Surge. As radio races to keep pace with Internet migration, online listening and revenue grow
  • Arbitron Names EVP, Chief Strategy & Biz Dev Officer
  • Reporter Sentenced To Eight Years, NPR Asks For Immediate Release
  • CMP Susquehanna 2008 Revenue Down 9%
  • Savage Files Suit Against Napolitano
  • Entercom Goes “Green”
  • Broadcaster Traffic Consortium Adds New Partners
  • Senate’s FCC Reform Hearing Postponed
  • Obama Appoints Tech Czar, Sirius XM Director To Fed Reform Post
  • Don Henley Sues Boxer Opponent Over Song Use
  • Kennedy Goes From Flycast Investor To CEO
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 17, 2009
  • Study: Online Radio Audience Grows To 42 Million Weekly
  • 99X Never Left But Returns To Atlanta
  • Yangaroo Releases DMDS 5.0
  • Ray Ray Succumbs To Heart Ailment
  • Pirate Bay Founders Get Jail Sentences
  • Area 107.9 Goes Gold

All Access

  • CC Media Holdings Revs Down 23%
  • Two Radio Companies Make ‘Likely To Declare Bankruptcy’ List
  • Aldav Sues CC, CBS, Cumulus, Others Over Net Technology
  • NAB Show Continues Today
  • Will Air America Start Asking For Donations?Will Air America Start Asking For Donations?Taher G. Behbehani Joins Arbitron
  • Documentary Claims Sirius Stock Manipulation
  • Cox Extends Tender Offer
  • Ron Insana Back On The Box Via Compass
  • Pam Landry Exits WPLR
  • Former WNTK Host Wanted By Police
  • StreetPulse: Mrs. Elvis Costello Rules
  • Six Stars Added To Music City Walk Of Fame
  • Ferlin Husky Hospitalized
  • WFRE Shatters Radiothon Record
  • ‘Pickin’ For Pets’ Benefit Held This Weekend
  • WZAN Gets A ‘Watchdog’
  • Keke Luv Makes It Through Marathon #1
  • KINK’s Les Sarnoff Dead At 60
  • Stan Priest & Donna Lent Set A Date

Radio Ink

  • Cox Radio Committee Now Neutral On Buyout, Offer May Be Upped
  • Savage Sues Napolitano Over ‘Rightwing Extremism’ Report
  • Star Media Group Gets SMART
  • CMP Susquehanna Revenues Fall In ’08
  • Citadel Media Goes Green With SustainLane
  • WKOX (Rumba 1200)/Boston Powers Up
  • Two Philly Stations To Air Kalas Memorial
  • Kennedy Joins FlyCast As CEO
  • GSS Offers FM Radio Chips For Cellphones
  • Pirate Bay Sinks In Court
  • ‘Infinite Dial’ Study Shows Online Audience Growing Fast
  • Capitol Hill LPFM Briefing To Stress Importance Of Community Radio

FMQB

  • 99X Returns To The Atlanta FM Dial At 97.9
  • Pirate Bay To Pay Out $3.6 Million To Copyright Holders
  • KRZQ/Reno picks up Kevin & Bean for mornings
  • Music festivals vs. the recession
  • Canadian indie rockers Metric go it alone
  • Arbitron gains ahead of Q1 results

Inside Radio

  • Patent fight threatens online radio.
  • John Hogan: Positive signs.
  • Univision refuses to sell off PPM.
  • Unions endorse commercial contract.
  • Ron Insana returns to radio.
  • Dating service ads too hot for many.
  • LPFM activists set lobbying blitz.
  • Arbitron to pay $8 million in severance.
  • ASCAP Presents The Mike Kinosian Interview… Peter Kosann recollects about his days as Westwood One’s Chief Executive Officer

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel waxes Congress
  • Early peek at Clear Channel’s numbers
  • Compass signs Ron Insana for biz reports
  • Emmis buys back some debt
  • WKOX ups power to 50K
  • Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Michael Savage
  • Cumulus Media Partners confident for 2009 compliance
  • Clear Channel putting more Non-Local programming on stations
  • Kennedy takes CEO post at FlyCast
  • Star Media Group gets SMART
  • Bonneville signs for new PPM software product
  • WARM off the air for good?
  • Kiss-FM Boise KeKe Luv starts marathon this weekend
  • NAB pushing for FM in iPhones

Radio Online

  • 12 Major Broadcasters Hit w/Online Radio Patent Suit
  • Clear Channel Preliminary Q1 Revenues Down 23%
  • CMP Susquehanna Radio Revs Down 9% in 2008
  • Savage Files Federal Lawsuit Against Napolitano
  • WZPT-FM (Star 100.7) in Pittsburgh taps market vet Shelley Duffy to mornings with J.R. Randall
  • WKOX-AM (Rumba 1200)/Boston upgrades its signal to 50,000 watts
  • KBKY-FM (Fox Sports Radio 94.1 FM)/Merced, CA, flips to AC as “Y94.”
  • WPTE-FM (94.9 The Point)/Norfolk PD Barry McKay adds music responsibilities
  • WZUU-FM (92.5 The Zoo)/Kalamazoo, MI, PD/afternooner Scotty “Bud” Melvin moves to mornings
  • Former WGEZ-AM (True Oldies Channel)/Beloit-Janesville, WI, morning host Dan Lynch joins Talkers KIUL-AM/Garden City, KS
  • Mike Siegel joins Business Talk KKOL-AM/Seattle for mornings

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage Sues DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

Urbansite

  • News – Watch The NAB on Urban Insite
  • News – From Chicagotribune.com: Tom Joyner reaches agreement with Soul 106.3
  • News – Is it time to say goodbye to Ebony and Jet?
  • New Releases – Derrick Monk – “Touched”
  • News – Mobile: Remembering Ray-Ray Russell
  • Production – Real 2 Reel with Nikki Nicole
  • News – Clear Channel works to improve music, on-air talent on stations

All About Country

  • KWKH/Shreveport PD Barney Cannon Dies
  • WFRE/Frederick, MD Pulls In $173K For St Jude
  • Six Inducted Into Music City Walk Of Fame
  • Outa Work? Find Your Fit
  • Paula Deen Visits Atlanta’s KICKS 101-5
  • Rhonda Vincent’s Destination Life Ready
  • NAB Show Kicks Off In Las Vegas
  • Randy Rogers Band Gets Top Texas Tune This Week
  • Ferlin Husky In Springfield, MO Hospital
  • Today’s Golf Day For Tracy Lawrence
  • Reba A Presenter On The TV Land Awards
  • Three New Featured Articles This Week
  • Today’s Country Listeners Come In All Shapes, Sizes and Occupations
  • Rascal Flatts with Dancing With the Stars Contestant Melissa Rycroft
  • Jayne Nelsen Kicks Off National Promotion
  • Music Row Raises $17K For Rocco Cocso Family
  • Toby Keith Addresses National Press Club
  • AquaPalooza Opens With Alan Jackson
  • MerleFest Kicks Off Thursday