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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 04-27-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • SIRIUS XM to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves’ salary dropped in 2008 la times
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy mediaweek
  • March PPM Results arbitron
  • On the radio: New WXRK might hurt Z-100 ny daily news
  • 93.3 The Bone in Dallas now has Atlanta-based “The Regular Guys” simulcast morning show pegasusnews
  • FM station drops the Chinese, brings in pop hits (WMMX) dailypress
  • Utah radio DJ fired, charged over child porn salt lake tribune
  • Charlotte FM radio pioneer silenced. Calvin Walker was found dead in his home Monday. He was 62 charlotte observer
  • RBR/TVBR observation: Reflections on Las Vegas 2009 radio business report
  • Swine Flu Paranoia Infects Major Media rich lieberman
  • Federal Appeals Court: Don’t bother suing for slander, because no one reasonably expects objective facts from the typical talk show host.sf gate
  • NPR Has Record Ratings….Local Stations Growing as Papers Shrink beet tv
  • Father: US journalist jailed in Iran ‘very weak’ charlotte observer
  • The Middle Age of Social Media. A new poll shows it’s not just for kids anymore adweek
  • BBC and Commercial Radio unite on digital plan mad.co.uk
  • Digital switchover may not happen in our lifetime, warns BBC radio head guardian
  • Moyles simply ‘the best’ as he signs up to stay with Radio 1 the scotsman
  • Slumdog firm launches city radio station edinburgh evening news
  • Rwanda Suspends BBC Radio Service ny times

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • SIRIUS XM to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • Next Leg of Growth for Sirius XM seeking alpha
  • Will Satellite Radio Become a Consumer Staple? seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM: Automation, Not Manipulation seeking alpha
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves’ salary dropped in 2008. Overall compensation, including stock and option awards, was valued at about $32 million, compared with $36.8 million in 2007. la times
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Earned $32 Million in 2008 radio online
  • Bloomberg to expand despite terminals threat financial times
  • Media folks concur: Upfront will slide. Most planners and buyers see broadcast ad sales down media life
  • EARNINGS PREVIEW: US Media Cos Hurt By Fewer Ads, Internet smart money
  • UPS Begins Review For Global Advertising, Media Buying media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy. The newly branded network is about to launch this week (April 20) a new strategy that organizes its programs and inventory by lifestyle clusters, allowing advertisers to target consumers beyond the traditional age and sex ratings mediaweek
  • FM station drops the Chinese, brings in pop hits. After a full weekend of Chinese classical tunes, local radio station WMMX-FM 100.5 announced its new format this morning, switching from hard rock to contemporary pop and renaming itself Hot 100.5. dailypress
  • Radio station abandons rock for “classic Chinese hits” daily press
  • 93.3 The Bone in Dallas now has Atlanta-based “The Regular Guys” simulcast morning show pegasusnews
  • “93.3 The Bone” Dallas Stunting radio insight
  • March PPM Results Include 12 Digital Stations meeting Minimum Reporting Standards. More than 500 digital stations are encoded across 14 markets arbitron
  • March PPM Include Digital Stations in Nine Markets radio online
  • On the radio: New WXRK might hurt Z-100 ny daily news
  • Inqlings: Sound of ‘Wibbage’ rises again. More than 30 years after it was pronounced dead, the “Wibbage” radio brand has been resurrected, though at the Jersey Shore and on FM. philly.com
  • Randi Rhodes returns to talk radio post chronicle
  • Sirius Covers NFL Draft with Analysis and Listener Opinions media buyer planner
  • NEW YORK RADIO STATION SUSPENDS WENDY WILLIAMS … AFTER SHE POSTS BETTER THAN EVER RATINGS!!!!! mediatakeout
  • WRNR rocks on through management change. But alternative format stays the same hometown annapolis
  • New blues show creates a ‘Buzz’ on KTHO radio station tahoe daily tribune
  • Philadelphia radio personality Andy Kortman and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have teamed up to present the “Celebrate Life” music hour every from 9 to 10 a.m. courier post online

News & PR

  • Utah radio DJ facing child porn charges. Radio disc jockey Larry Hunsaker of West Jordan, Utah, has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, court documents say. upi
  • Utah radio DJ fired, charged over child porn salt lake tribune
  • KIEFER SUTHERLAND’S RADIO DREAMS ny post
  • Country radio’s rare flower lancaster online
  • Radio station tower hearing on hold. A public hearing on a conditional zoning use permit for a proposed 190-foot AM radio tower will resume on May 4. pike county courier
  • Did you ever wonder? Familiar voices on your radio stations colorado springs gazette
  • WIBC-FM Wins an Unprecedented Third Crystal Radio Award pr usa
  • Radio DJ finishes marathon runs at Idaho Statehouse (KeKe Luv) idaho statesman
  • Charlotte FM radio pioneer silenced. Calvin Walker, who worked at 10 local stations and outlived most of them, was found dead in his home Monday. He was 62 charlotte observer
  • Popular Radio Personality Laid to Rest. Hundreds gathered to say goodbye to Ray ray fox10tv
  • Hattiesburg author, radio executive passes away. Dean Hubbard was a well-educated man despite having only a high school education, said his daughter, Glenice Wilson. hattiesburg american
  • PROFILE: Andrew Fisher. Junior journalist essay contest opens doors to media career albany times union
  • By Paul Grondahl, staff writer
  • Local Radio DJ Texas Music Awards (Scotty Preston) texomas
  • Money Smart Radio Offers Money Smart Answers yahoo
  • Aces Ballpark, Reno residents featured on national radio broadcast reno gazette journal
  • Huntsville goes without radio sports jacksonville
  • The New Music Seminar To Return This July billboard

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Wacky World of Radio – Program Directors. Today’s Lesson: The Program Director or PD about.com
  • funny Few Celebrity Outbursts Rival this Radio Classic: Casey Kasem’s Dead Dog Dedication about.com
  • Gun talk not go erie
  • BOBBY OCEAN’S SUNDAY RADIO CARTOON: Stick To The Playlist Or Else… dan oday
  • RBR/TVBR observation: Reflections on Las Vegas 2009 radio business report
  • The End of “Reach” hear 2.0
  • Clear Channel’s Fake Localism inside music media
  • Restructuring An Entire Industry (Radio) george reed’s radio tv
  • Your Reinvention Plan mcvay media
  • Swine Flu Paranoia Infects Major Media rich lieberman
  • Team Shows: the 4 Basic Hand Signals tommy kramer
  • DID YOU EVER WONDER: 18 years of keeping the airwaves humming colorado springs gazette
  • WNYC’s Greene Space Serves Glass Under Glass radio 2020
  • Why Some Old Media Still Don’t Get It mediabistro
  • Death Row calling: The man broadcasting to save his life. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a US journalist, faces renewed calls for him to be put to death. Ian Burrell reports independent
  • JACOBS: Why not a honesty doctrine? north county times
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Pursuit of Bush Officials Like Banana Republic, Not U.S.A. wapakoneta daily news
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Loosed ‘Dogs of War’ on CIA newsmax
  • ‘Morning Drive’: Radio host’s path to punditry. In his book, Michael Smerconish writes about his first adventures in politics today
  • Mayor’s radio show may have ended, Last Saturday’s talk show may have been the last for Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter. Ritter and management at WFTL 850 AM announced Saturday that the station is in the process of selling her time slot. sun sentinel
  • Restaurant owner gets Limbaugh on the line toledo blade

FCC & Legal

  • What do you expect? It’s talk radio, court says. A federal appeals court had some advice Friday for anyone whose reputation gets trashed on talk radio: Don’t bother suing for slander, because no one reasonably expects objective facts from the typical talk show host.sf gate
  • Comcast and FCC Spar At D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Father: US journalist jailed in Iran ‘very weak’ charlotte observer
  • Roxana Saberi on hunger strike: Report tehran times
  • US journalist jailed in Iran goes on hunger strike wday
  • NPR Has Record Ratings….Local Stations Growing as Papers Shrink beet tv
  • Radio Girl. Sixteen-year-old Keili Hamilton is the youngest D.J. in WFMU’s history. Her show, “Beastin’ the Airwaves!,” is broadcast live on Sundays at three in the morning. ny mag
  • Airing out support for Public Radio khnl honolulu
  • KISU Ends Another Successful Pledge Drive to Keep Programming in Tact kpvi
  • John Moran: Needed: A more diverse WUFT the gainesville sun
  • Radio host Dee Perry tunes in to warm people here cleveland.com
  • WKSU host Mark Pennell has fascination with human side of classical music: Tastemakers cleveland.com
  • Sorenson, KFMG stay hyper local desmoines register
  • WMOT-JAZZ 89 celebrates 40 years on the air murfreesboro post
  • Weeklong public radio fund drive starts strong sacramento bee
  • Public radio program to feature UVU professor daily herald
  • Independently run station WRCT celebrates 60-year history the tartan
  • PRI editor and author Peter Thomson to speak about his book “Sacred Sea: a Journey to Lake Baikal” the elliot
  • Lamar public radio needs “10 to Win” the record live
  • WAC Radio Making Waves on Air washington college
  • National Radio Program to Expand Awareness of TrinityCare’s Unique Approach to Senior Adult Care prnewswire

Streaming & Tech

  • Project Playlist Names Former MTV Exec Sykes as CEO, Replacing Van Natta all things d
  • The Middle Age of Social Media. A new poll shows it’s not just for kids anymore adweek
  • Sports talk reaches into cyberspace. Denver sports-talk radio entered a new era last week with the introduction of an online station. denver post
  • In a digital age, vinyl albums are making a comeback la times
  • Musician dumps instruments for iPhone. Apple addict to perform with handsets only register
  • What will Happen on Online Advertising in 2009? glgroup

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC and commercial radio groups unite in new cross-industry body mediaweek uk
  • BBC and Commercial Radio unite on digital plan mad.co.uk
  • Global boss Miron calls on Government to name digital radio switchover date mediaweek uk
  • Digital switchover may not happen in our lifetime, warns BBC radio head. Radio industry must act to prevent years of decline in listener numbers, Tim Davie tells Radio Reborn conference guardian
  • Chris Moyles ‘plans to sign new BBC Radio 1 contract’ belfast telegraph
  • Moyles simply ‘the best’ as he signs up to stay with Radio 1 the scotsman
  • Success on the airwaves. YOUNG people in Portishead are back behind the microphone as Radio Dynamic broadcasts throughout week.
  • Lake up in smoke over ‘e-cigs’ radio today
  • Edinburgh’s 107FM back on air radio today
  • Industry unites for a DAB future radio today
  • Radio Slumdog comes to Edinburgh the scotsman weston & somerset mercury
  • Slumdog firm launches city radio station. A RADIO station backed by the company that helped produce Slumdog Millionaire will take to the airwaves in the Capital next month. edinburgh evening news
  • Pop music less popular on the radio. Radio listeners are connecting with music channels, just not the ones you would expect. Anxiety bitten broadcasters, honing playlists to 300 of the best researched titles, can’t stop the audience drift. Maybe they are asking the wrong questions. follow the media
  • All of SR International’s Programs on One Channel in Stockholm sr international
  • CTC Media Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call individual.com

Canada

  • Conspiracy radio star silenced. A Canadian radio star who built his broadcasting career by hosting on-air discussions about conspiracy theories has fallen victim to one, his fans say. (Richard Syrett) niagara falls review

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Rwanda Suspends BBC Radio Service ny times
  • Somalia Shebab Group Closes Radio Station;Detains 3 Journalists nasdaq
  • Independent Radio station closed, three journalists detained knight digital media service
  • Banana Split mainstay Pooh apologizes to radio deejay Mr. Fu pep.ph
  • Radio blocktimer acquitted of Davao radioman’s killing gmanews
  • Ad spend widens on airwaves as radio listeners tune in more often zawya
  • Economic Pain Spurs Thai Opposition wall street journal
  • Special Report: IPL gets the moolah in for FM radio radio and music

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ tie-ins capture air time for jukebox heroes
  • musicFirst Accuses NAB Of False Poormouth Claims
  • Regular Guys Do Dallas
  • Refi Deal Gives Gores Group 75% Of Westwood One
  • Arbitron Details March PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Broker Rosenblum Does Deal Redo On WFRM
  • SRC Appoints Exec VP
  • Sykes New CEO At Project Playlist
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 24, 2009
  • Jersey Leaving Hartford, Mapmakers Confused
  • Street Talk: Huff Leaves Xtreme
  • Radio Owner Possible FCC Commissioner?
  • FCC Names Diversity Committee
  • Ryko Distribution Merged With ADA
  • March PPM Results Include Digital Stations In Nine Markets
  • Ramsey Hosts Largest Webcast Ever
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 23, 2009
  • B96 Fills Middays & Nights
  • Union, NPR Reach Concession Agreement
  • Randi Rhodes Resurfaces
  • Street Talk: Stryker Leaves ‘Loveline’

All Access

  • Clear Channel And Arbitron Deal Not Looking Good
  • Westwood One completes recap
  • Believe It Or Not … ‘Kung Pao 100.5 FM’ Was A Stunt
  • Court Throws Out Slander Suit Against ‘Troubleshooter’
  • Les Moonves’ Salary Down In 2008
  • NY Post: Best Buy Is Giving Vinyl A Spin
  • Tribune Asks Court For OK To Pay Bonuses
  • Salem Sets Shareholder Meeting
  • WFRM Finds Another Buyer
  • KSOP Host Arrested, Fired
  • Litigant Tries Again With New Suit Over CC Telemarketing
  • Fresno AM Goes Dark
  • Missori Combo Loses Lease, Goes Silent
  • 25 Years Of JC Corcoran In St. Louis
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • Rickey Smiley Adds Three
  • Jamice Jennings Departs Cold River
  • Keith Urban’s Yahoo! Pepsi Smash Performance Now On Line
  • Father Says Saberi ‘In Bad Condition’ From Hunger Strike
  • Report: Marv Albert Mulling MNF Return, Pay Cut
  • Jazz’ Hot Rod Retiring
  • KSAS’ PD Keke Luv Completes 7 Marathons In 7 Days
  • Charlotte Host Calvin Walker Dies
  • Hire Gregg And Michelle, Win A Prize

Radio Ink

  • A Dozen Digital Stations Meet PPM Minimum In March
  • Civil Rights Group Wants LPFM Rules Change
  • FCC Rejects Bid To Block Station, CP Sales
  • FCC Names Diversity Committee, Sets Meeting
  • Ramsey Hosts Record-Breaking Webcast
  • More Cuts At NPR
  • Premiere Syndicates Randi Rhodes
  • PPM Goes Live In Boston, Arbitron Details March Metrics
  • Liberty Media Execs Join Sirius XM Board
  • Westwood One Completes Recapitalization
  • Regent Shareholders To Vote On Reverse Stock Split
  • Apple’s App Store Reaches 1 Billion Downloads
  • CBS Radio Tops Ando Media Ratings
  • FlyCast Adds SongFlyer For Twitter, Facebook

FMQB

  • CBS Radio Tops March Web Radio Rankings
  • Styker steps down from Loveline
  • The Regular Guys add Dallas simulcast
  • Westwood One buyout completed, cutbacks at NPR
  • What happens to the album pre-release cycle in this new era?
  • Congress plans new P2P probe

Inside Radio

  • “Worst of the storm may have passed.”
  • Clear Channel may drop ratings.
  • More foreclosures on horizon.
  • It’s less for Les Moonves.
  • Marv Albert weighs salary cut.
  • Listener fights phone marketing.
  • Court sides with Tom Martino.
  • Chapter 11 may not stop WGN bonuses.
  • The Mike Kinosian Interview… Hyphens needed to summarize Brian McKnight’s credits would be Ryan Seacrest-like.

Radio Business Report

  • Credit downgrade for Cumulus
  • Keke does it: 7 marathons in 7 days
  • Air America host challenged in NY-20
  • Digital streams slow to register in PPM markets
  • Max Media brings “Kung Pao 100.5” to Tidewater
  • NAB issues response to label claim
  • NAB gets five more to oppose tax
  • Kekeluv past half way point
  • Arbitron Q1 net income down; revenue up
  • The Rush to eat crow
  • Social networking growth outpaces email
  • Clear Channel looking to restructure
  • NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners
  • Crystal Radio Award winners named

Radio Online

  • March PPM Include Digital Stations in Nine Markets
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Earned $32 Million in 2008
  • Champaign Partners Inks LMA w/Pendleton for WUIL
  • Low Power FM Briefing Supports Community Radio
  • c WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago taps market vet Nikki for middays
  • Stryker is exiting “Loveline” to concentrate on afternoons at recent CHR convert KLSX-FM
  • WTKW-FM (TK99)/Syracuse, NY, inks a contract renewal with Syracuse University Athletics
  • WVIM-FM/Memphis morning personality Magoo exits.
  • enesis Communications/Tampa signs with Compass Media Networks to air the “Market Scoreboard Report With Ron Insana” on Sports WWBA-AM (ESPN 1040)

NTS Aircheck

  • Ramsey’s Town Hall Audience Tops One Million
  • Randi Rhodes Gets The Premiere Treatment
  • 100 Days And Counting
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Insite – Fans fixate on Beyonce as `Obsessed’ takes in $28M
  • News – Ray-Ray Russll Radio Host Laid To Rest
  • Insite – Fox News Stands Out as “Too Critical” of Obama
  • Insite – New Study Say’s It’s Time for Radio to Reinvent NOW
  • Insite – CNN & MSNBC Gutter Talk Complaint Awaits Review At FCC
  • News – Internet Radio Making Waves and Money
  • News – FCC Names New Members On Diversity Communications Committee
  • News – Reminder: Greetings NBPC Family
  • Arbitron – Atlanta, Detroit, Washington DC
  • Arbitron – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia

All About Country

  • Keith Urban Preps His Escape Together Tour
  • Arbitron Begins Release Of The Winter Book Today
  • Wynonno & Kenny Rogers Do Divas Nashvegas!
  • Country Singer’s Bus Crashes Outside Atlanta, GA
  • Three Brand New AAC Featured Articles
  • AAC Hot 40 Has A New Number One Song
  • Advance Look at the Texas Regional Radio Top Ten
  • The ‘Backstory’ Of Darius Rucker on GAC is Incredible
  • Keith Allen Launches Website