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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 05-04-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Clear Channel Radio Reaffirms Commitment to Nielsen in 18 Markets, Signs Partial Renewal with Arbitron yahoo
  • Cumulus Media Inc.: First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call yahoo
  • Borrell: Radio’s Local Online Ad Rev. Up 16% in ’08 mediaweek
  • WTKK: Severin off air ‘until further notice’ boston herald
  • Burke fired from Real Radio my fox orlando
  • WJLB/Detroit PD K.J. Holiday Adds Mix 92.3 PD Duties radio online
  • Smooth Jazz vanishes in Dayton as The Bull charges in radio insight
  • Clear Channel Flips A Pair in Albuquerque radio insight
  • Radio Host in Court on Child Porn Charges wcax
  • Radio personality Shannon Burke terminated, still in jail orlando sentinel
  • Radio personality Erika Roman dies in S. Florida crash orlando sentinel
  • New Deal Gives Beck Share in Book Profits wall street journal
  • A Millionaire’s Take On Supersoft AC the infinite dial
  • Local News And Premium Choice ohio media watch
  • Representatives Introduce FCC Reform Bill radio magazine
  • Rep. Moran Re-Introduces Indecency Bill For “Male Enhancement” Ads broadcasting and cable
  • Royalty ruling looms for radio stations, musicians boston.com
  • Supremes Vacate Decision Against FCC Over Janet Jackson broadcasting and cable
  • Jailed U.S. Reporter Hospitalized In Iran cbs news
  • Battle to buy Local Radio Company heats up with two bids within 24 hours guardian
  • Chris Moyles signs Radio 1 contract to 2010 news of the world
  • Taxpayers foot booze bill for Radio-Canada execs edmonton sun
  • Perth first as radio broadcasts go digital the west au

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel Radio Reaffirms Commitment to Nielsen in 18 Markets, Signs Partial Renewal with Arbitron yahoo
  • Clear Channel Makes More Cuts, Suspends Arbitron media daily news
  • Update: Clear Channel Cuts Grow. Wave of layoffs ups ’09 cutbacks to 2,500 radio and records
  • Westwood One to Report First Quarter 2009 Results in Teleconference Call on Monday, May 11, 2009 pr newswire
  • CORRECTING and REPLACING Cumulus Media Inc.: First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call yahoo
  • Emmis Buys Back $69M in Loans at 44% Discount radio online
  • Sirius XM Q1 Preview: Which Metrics Matter seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM Should Not Be Underestimated seeking alpha
  • Repo Man: Chrysler Owes Media $58 Million media daily news
  • CBS launches unprecedented ad campaign yahoo
  • Pondering Redstone’s Reticence wall street journal
  • Study: Newspapers Halt Local Online Advertising Share Decline editor and publisher

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WTKK: Severin off air ‘until further notice’ boston herald
  • WTKK/Boston Talk Host Severin Remains Off the Air radio online
  • Jay Severin, agent to discuss future with WTKK boston herald
  • Burke fired from Real Radio my fox orlando
  • Westwood One Reaches New Deal with Jim Bohannon radio online
  • Major League Baseball Coming to Sirius? seeking alpha
  • WJLB/Detroit PD K.J. Holiday Adds Mix 92.3 PD Duties radio online
  • Who’s top in rock ratings? philly.com
  • Smooth Jazz vanishes in Dayton as The Bull charges in radio insight
  • Clear Channel Flips A Pair in Albuquerque radio insight
  • Pulse News Launches in Chattanooga radio insight
  • Jazz station moves to talk format. KJZN (FM 105.5) switched from a smooth jazz format to all talk at noon Friday. fresno bee
  • Caserta To Substitute for Jean Dean on Radio huntington news
  • Local radio fixture victim of Clear Channel job cuts. Veteran reporter and news anchor Dave Pennell of WMAN-1400 AM is a victim of Clear Channel Communications Inc.’s recent round of job cuts. mansfield news journal
  • B.J. Jansen Interviews Women in Jazz on the Jazz Life all about jazz
  • No Ordinary Time: Doris Kearns Goodwin on 91 Rock’s ‘Liberadio(!)’ This Morning nashville scene
  • Dsquared Twins Take to the Airwaves shoppingblog
  • The Dr. Pat Show Features Kathie Lee Gifford’s Redefining Yourself After 50 pr web

News & PR

  • Radio Host in Court on Child Porn Charges wcax
  • NH radio host charged with child porn extradited boston.com
  • Radio personality Shannon Burke terminated, still in jail
    Shannon Burke, a personality for Real Radio 104.1, was arrested on charges related to shooting both his wife and her dog. orlando sentinel
  • Real Radio 104.1 Host Shannon Burke Fired wftv orlando
  • Radio personality Shannon Burke still jailed. Shannon Burke, a personality for Real Radio 104.1, was arrested on charges related to shooting both his wife and her dog. orlando sentinel
  • Rootin’ Tootin’ Radio Shootin’: Radio Host Injures Wife and Dog with Gun about
  • Radio personality Shannon Burke accused of shooting wife, dog orlando sentinel
  • Florida Radio Host Shoots Wife and Dog, Cops Say fox news
  • Radio personality Erika Roman dies in S. Florida crash orlando sentinel
  • Details emerge in crash that killed DJ Erika Roman orlando sentinel
  • Radio Personality Killed In Crash, Boat Owner Sought topix
  • Co-Workers Remember 95.3 Radio Personality. A chair sitting on the Florida Turnpike caused an accident that killed 95.3 radio personality Erika Roman wftv orlando
  • Former Albany radio broadcaster Vince Cappalo dies democrat herald
  • Dallas radio personality Jack E. Jett undergoing bypass surgery pegasus news
  • Gray Upped To RCA Senior VP/Pop Promotion. Overseeing all pop radio formats. radio and records
  • Area stations lend logos to ‘CSI: Miami’ fort myers news press
  • Tom Leykis makes first appearance since leaving air oc register
  • Actor Tim Allen to appear in radio ads for Buick Open detroit freepress
  • Don Pitts: A voice from the ’50s sf gate-radio waves
  • Radio came roaring into Scranton in 1920s the times tribune
  • New Deal Gives Beck Share in Book Profits wall street journal
  • Glenn Beck and Simon & Schuster Launch Wide-Ranging Global Publishing Partnership pr newswire
  • Industry Veteran Frank Jirik Dies billboard
  • Nothing’s too bizarre for a Black Crowe sun herald
  • Jack O’Malley celebrates 25 years on morning radio show 9 and 10 news northern mich
  • WSU hoops voice undaunted by cancer washington state scout
  • WCBE returns to full power after lightning strike columbus dispatch
  • New radio station on its way. Colonial Radio Group Inc. has purchased 96.7 WFRM-FM and 99.3 mhz from Farm and Home Broadcasting Co. olean times herald
  • Peasley: Woodstock radio legend to be given hall of fame award nwherald
  • Ask an Expert: Need to get your message out? Wrap it in ‘cheese’ usa today
  • OUT OF OUR PAST: National radio show broadcast from Richmond in 1934 pal item richmond
  • Mother’s way: Dr. Laura’s new book touts stay-at-home parenting ljworld
  • Radio Stations Launch POWER Campaign wsgw

OP/ED, Political & Feature

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FCC & Legal

  • MRC, NABOB Executives Meet with FCC Over PPM radio online
  • House Republicans want to reform the FCC radio business report
  • Representatives Introduce FCC Reform Bill radio magazine
  • Rep. Moran Re-Introduces Indecency Bill For “Male Enhancement” Ads. Would mandate that such ads fall under FCC’s enforcement of indecency broadcasting and cable
  • Royalty ruling looms for radio stations, musicians boston.com
  • Congress Considers Bill That Would Give Musicians Share Of Radio Royalties arts journal
  • Spanish Radio Leaders Gather To Oppose Performance Royalty radio ink
  • Singers tell Congress: Money (That’s What I Want). Tired of sad songs that don’t pay so much, performers try again for royalties yahoo finance
  • Singers push for radio royalties the eagle
  • Performers, record labels seek royalties from songs on radio lj world
  • Curses, foiled again, on FCC content rules ny daily news
  • Supremes Vacate Decision Against FCC Over Janet Jackson. Sent ruling back to Court of Appeals in light of FCC vs. Fox Television decision broadcasting and cable
  • Feds want liquidation bankruptcy against Kalispell radio station owner missoulian
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Jailed U.S. Reporter Hospitalized In Iran. Roxana Saberi Intensified Hunger Strike To Protest 8-Year Sentence, Group Says cbs news
  • Radio free Northwestern. The multiple personalities of WNUR spin hipster jams and rare blues cuts, dividing a station’s identity daily northwestern
  • Groups tussle over division of Legacy funds. Minnesota Public Radio asked for $4 million a year, an amount that would quadruple its typical annual allotment of state money. star tribune
  • National Promo Radio. From online to on air, NPR’s reach creates buzz and sales radio and records
  • NPR’s David Greene baltimore sun
  • Baltimore’s WYPR-FM to do one-day pledge drive baltimore sun
  • American Prospect Interview: Defining Public Media for the Future saschameinrath
  • NPR axes Christian radio programs – (Silencing Christians) freerepublic
  • Northern Arapahos start radio program billings gazette
  • LU radio station, KJLU, wins award news tribune
  • With Open Mic, Listening Heart, David Isay Celebrates Americans’ Stories voa news
  • Radio staffers earn broadcast awards. Staff members at WSDP, the student-run radio station owned and operated by Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, recently received a number of individual awards from the Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters. home town life
  • Change comes to city’s airwaves. Radio Omega has fallen silent, but a new voice has risen over Lebanon. ldnews

Streaming & Tech

  • Borrell: Radio’s Local Online Ad Rev. Up 16% in ’08 mediaweek
  • Survey: Radio Station Local Web Revenues Up 16% radio online
  • Web Ad Revenues Show Strong Growth… mel phillips now and then
  • RAIN reviews TuneKast mobile interface; PRS announces UK royalty rates rain
  • The Perfect Playlist barrons
  • New Platforms, New Realities radio world
  • Next up for Pirate Bay defendants: Italian trial? cnet
  • Apple rejects Nine Inch Nails iPhone app update cnet
  • YouTube: Placement Police. Web video company looks for a chunk of integration ad revenue mediaweek
  • Is That An Internet Radio In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me? radio 2020
  • What’s On A Broadcaster’s Twitter Page? Too Much, In Some Cases media bistro
  • Facing The Music, MySpace Expected to Solidify Grip on Under-34s media bistro
  • Netbook shipments rise sevenfold during Q1 industry standard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Chris Moyles signs Radio 1 contract to 2010 news of the world
  • Battle to buy Local Radio Company heats up with two bids within 24 hours. After UKRD offers 3.25p a share for Local Radio Company, shareholder Hallwood Financial strikes back with 3.5p offer guardian
  • ‘The BBC are like undertakers’. Running an indie TV company and pitching comedy ideas are no joke, says Hat Trick’s boss, who has just regained control from venture capitalists. By Stephen Armstrong guardian
  • Radio 1 Big Weekend gets closer swindon advertiser
  • What use are traffic reports? bbc
  • Question Time: Stuart Maconie the independent
  • Outsell Advertising and Marketing Study Follows the Money; Shows Small B2B Advertisers Still Planning to Spend individual.com
  • Autoglass calls review of £10m media business mediaweek uk
  • UTV closes Welsh station Valleys Radio. TalkSport parent company UTV axes its second station in less than six months guardian
  • ‘I think we over-70s should record our memories’ irish times

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  • Taxpayers foot booze bill for Radio-Canada execs edmonton sun
  • Sudbury shows anger at CBC over nickel-and-diming in regions globe and mail
  • Astral Media listeners raise a record $7,175,952 from one-day National Caring for Kids Radiothon individual.com
  • CBC’s Don Newman Announces Retirement broadcaster magazine
  • CBC Radio broadcasts from Timmins on Wednesday. Morning North at the McIntyre Coffee Shop timmins times

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Perth first Australian city to get digital radio. PERTH’s clear autumn morning was matched by clearer radio reception today as Perth became the first Australian city to tune into digital radio. perth now
  • Perth first as radio broadcasts go digital the west au
  • First official DAB+ service launches in Australia cnet
  • Radio presenter’s son pleads guilty to rape. The son of former Radio 3AW night-time presenter Reverend Alex Kenworthy has pleaded guilty to a series of serious sex offences, including four counts of aggravated rape. the age au
  • Anthony Doesburg: Keep it quiet, but Aussie radio leaping ahead new zealand herald
  • G.A.Y. radio serves Kapiti community gaynz
  • Fever 104 FM Is A Profitable Operation, Says HT Media CEO content sutra
  • Red FM, SFM partner Primetime Kagiso for IPL content radio and music
  • Radio on DTH splits broadcasters dna
  • Shy DJ Varshan is upbeat about 2010 the times za
  • Jam wins Best FM Station award manila bulletin
  • MALAYSIA-INDONESIA RADIO PROGRAMMES HELP STRENGTHEN TIES yahoo
  • Uganda: No Festival for Muhabura Radio all africa
  • Tap Kampala market, VP tells Baganda new vision uganda
  • Radio Darfur defies lack of freedom in Sudan radio netherlands
  • Editors slam Kigali’s move against BBC journalism.co.za

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Radio’s Local Online Ad Revenue Grew 16% In 2008. Borrell: 26% growth for 2009
  • Religious Broadcasters To Congress: No Performance Rights Act
  • Holiday Handling WMXD
  • Thomas Out, Slater In at WLVQ
  • Fresno’s Second FM Talker
  • R&R Offers Career-Stimulus
  • Update: Clear Channel Cuts Grow
  • Stone Exiting Midwest/Duluth
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Millennium Radio N.J. Promotes Two
  • Ashton Goes To Manchester
  • Citadel Media en Español Launches Weekday Maria Marín Show
  • Georgia Radio HOF Announces ’09 Induction Nominees
  • National Promo Radio
  • Syndication Scorecard: May 1, 2009
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 1, 2009
  • Marconi Radio Award Nominations Sought
  • Street Talk: Bob & Tom Return To Spokane
  • Pinfield On Leave From WRXP
  • Street Talk: CC HAC Changes
  • Street Talk: Edge Moves In Dallas
  • Changes At Astral Media/Calgary
  • Brewer Broadcasting Flips Jack To Talk In Chattanooga
  • Street Talk: Bob & Sheri Move In Ft. Myers
  • Oliviero Crossing The Street In Tampa
  • Karmazin’s ’08 Sirius Pay Falls To $28.8M
  • CC Needs $1.5B In Cash Flow This Year
  • Clyburn Getting An Early Washington Welcome To FCC
  • FMC Releases Independent Music Airplay Study

All Access

  • SCOTUS Sends ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Case Back To Lower Court For Reconsideration
  • Bill Catino To Be Named President Of Stroudavarious
  • WTKK Decision On Severin Coming
  • Borrell: Radio Web Revs Up But Lagging Behind Other Media
  • HD Radio Coming To Microsoft’s Zune?
  • Religious Broadcasters Send Letter To Congress
  • Aaron Aldridge In Court Today On Child Porn Charges
  • Bill Would Make ED Ads ‘Indecent’
  • Price Falls For Salt Lake Noncomm AM
  • KROQ Announces ‘Weenie Roast’ Lineup
  • Jack Out, Talk In At KAJK/Tyler
  • WACT/Tuscaloosa Gains FM Simulcast
  • Move To FM Complete, Two Corus AMs Go Silent
  • WACT/Tuscaloosa Gains FM Simulcast
  • Move To FM Complete, Two Corus AMs Go Silent
  • Stone Exiting Midwest/Duluth
  • Cisqo’s Duties Expand At CC/Roanoke
  • Dave Ashton Joins Saga/Manchester
  • KNRJ Gets Big
  • A Ft. Myers Elvis Sighting
  • WVKS Gets It’s Freak On
  • It’s A Future In Sales For Marian McAdam
  • Robert Massey Out At Superadio
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: Dylan’s Still On Top
  • Kenny Chesney’s Dallas Show Called Off Due To Rain
  • Eli Young Band To Appear On Tonight Show Tonight
  • Demand Luke Bryan In Your City For Album Release Concert
  • The Things You Have To Do For Advertising
  • Hannity Mum On Olbermann Waterboarding Challenge
  • Rome Back On Norfolk’s Game
  • WGAC’s Harley Drew Back After Heart Surgery
  • McCains Visit KTAR’s Mac And Gaydos
  • Glenn Beck Gets New Book Deal
  • Compass Unveils NFL Schedule
  • Kardashian Says Step-Dad Is Keeping His Deathbed Promise
  • Congrats To RadioMilwaukee
  • Maria Marin Show Expands To Weekdays
  • WPYO’s Erika Roman Killed In Auto Accident
  • Justin Tyler And Wife Welcome Third Son

Radio Ink

  • Spanish Radio Leaders Gather To Oppose Performance Royalty
  • Report: Local Media More Competitive Online
  • Marconi Nominations Are Open
  • Limbaugh Makes Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential
  • Envision COO Honored By Women’s Business Group
  • KJZN/Fresno Stops Caroling, Starts Talking
  • LBI Stations Air Swine-Flu Telethon
  • Journal Suspends Dividends
  • CC’s Goldstein: Don’t Use Arbitron Data
  • Casso To Leave Entravision Board
  • MRC Reps Meet With FCC
  • NAB Partners With HHS For Flu PSAs

FMQB

  • FMC: Radio Hasn’t Changed After Consent Decree
  • No Bonuses For Sirius XM Execs
  • FCC Reveals Meetings Over PPM Methodology
  • Eric Chase adds PD stripes at WAEB (B104)/Allentown
  • Changes at Clear Channel’s NY & LA AC stations
  • Clear Channel plans news outsourcing
  • Guy Hands talks state of private equity
  • FCC’s F-word is “freedom”
  • Harry Kalas calls a ‘long drive’ for the Boss

Inside Radio

  • Report: Radio’s web gains could be higher.
  • Gordon Borrell tells radio: “Think big.”
  • Revenues fall, but some stations are up big.
  • Compass scores NFL Sunday schedule.
  • No ratings for some stations.
  • Mark Mays: “New phase” for CC.
  • Trend to watch: More FM talk.

Radio Business Report

  • NY Times story warns of Clear Channel default
  • FMC: Majors still dominate the airwaves
  • Severin suspended at WTKK
  • Compass announces NFL Sunday sked
  • Bob & Sheri dials into new home in Naples
  • Orlando host killed in crash
  • Marconi nominations open
  • Radio host jailed in shooting
  • Sirius XM on defense, but against whom?
  • Westwood One sets reverse split vote

Radio Online

  • Survey: Radio Station Local Web Revenues Up 16%
  • Emmis Buys Back $69M in Loans at 44% Discount
  • Power 95.3/Orlando’s Erika Roman Killed in Rollover
  • MRC, NABOB Executives Meet with FCC Over PPM
  • Cram Closes on WWDG-FM/Syracuse for $1.25 Million
  • WXRP’s Pinfield Seeks Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Wilks Flips KJZN-FM/Fresno to ”105.5 The Truth”
  • Chris Thomas Exits WLVQ/Columbus as PD/Middays
  • Goldstein Tells CC Outlets Not to Use Arbitron Data
  • NAB Marconi Radio Award Nominations Open Today
  • WMVX-FM (Mix 106.5) Cleveland adds syndicated Valentine
  • KIOI-FM (Star 101.3)/San Francisco moves night talent Lisa Foxx to middays
  • Mike Oliviero moves to crosstown Cox Radio as Director of Marketing & Promotion for Classic Rock WHPT-FM
  • WTLT-FM (Lite 93.7)/Fort Myers adds syndicated Bob & Sheri
  • Keith Sweat adds WSBY-FM (Magic 98.9)/Salisbury, MD

NTS Aircheck

  • FM Talk Debuts In Fresno, Mobile, Chattanooga
  • Is The Age Of Talk On FM Finally Here?
  • Severin Sidelined For Racially Charged Rant
  • NAB Partners With HHS For Swine Flu Info
  • Red Cross Can Help Radio Get Needed Info
  • Best Swine Flu Advice We’ve Heard Yet

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Charlotte, Birmingham
  • Arbitron – Miami, Memphis, Nashville
  • News – Syndication One’s News-Talk Network Adds Atlanta and Birmingham!

All About Country

  • Bill Catino Stroudavarious Records President
  • The Session Players Plan Next Online Chat
  • Phil Vassar & Craig Wiseman Prevail In Copyright Infringement Suit
  • Arbitron Releases More Winter Books Today
  • Eli Young Band On Leno Tonight
  • Kenny Chesney’s Sun City Carnival Rained-Out In Dallas
  • Is It Time For a New Sounding Country Station?
  • AllAboutCountry Has Two New Featured Articles
  • Jason Aldean Takes ‘She’s Country’ To Number One
  • Texas Regional Radio Advance Top Ten
  • Reba’s New Album Drops August 18th
  • Froggy 103.7/Murray, KY Needs A PD
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