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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 05-11-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Cox Radio falls to $4M profit atlanta business journal
  • Clear Channel loses $418.22M in 1Q providence business news
  • Westwood One Takes Kevin & Bean Show Nationwide radio online
  • Teen says he stabbed WABC radio reporter in self defense lohud
  • Miffed business owners want refunds from Capt. Janks the morning call
  • Man called radio station before Metairie standoff with deputies (WRNO) times picayune
  • Listeners Threaten Ex-Radio Host’s Wife ( Shannon Burke) wftv
  • More static for DJs at Clear Channel north county times
  • Cheney Says He Favors Limbaugh Over Powell as Model Republican yahoo
  • FCC’s Copps: Forget About Fairness Doctrine mediapost
  • Jailed US reporter set free in Iran (Roxana Saberi) the west australian
  • Wall Street Journal plans micropayments model cnet
  • Ofcom upholds ‘Nazi’ complaints bbc
  • New CBC Cuts Coming–Friends of Canadian Broadcasting broadcaster
  • Grant Thomas sacked by radio station SEN herald sun au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results yahoo
  • Cox Radio falls to $4M profit atlanta business journal
  • Cox Media Becomes Cox Reps, Cuts 150 Posts media daily news
  • Citadel Discontinues Earnings Calls and the Issuance of Earnings Releases Through the End of 2009 yahoo
  • CC Media Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results individual.com
  • Clear Channel loses $418.22M in 1Q providence business news
  • Nassau Broadcasting gets out of dept by giving control to Goldman Sachs nj.com
  • Global Traffic Network, Inc. Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Operating Results individual.com
  • Beasley Broadcast Group President/COO Bruce Beasley Says What Arbitron Hasn’t. Last week, he blamed poor Arbitron PPM panel management on his quarterly analyst earnings conference call as one reason why the company’s Philadelphia revenues (off 31%) have been down more than the market average (which slipped 21%). jaye albright
  • What Does the New GM Deal Mean to Sirius XM? 6 comments seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM sticks it to subscribers cnet
  • 10-Q Watch: Sirius Could Lose Hundreds Of Thousands Of New Subs From Chrysler Bankruptcy paid content
  • Apple and Sirius XM Partnership: Combined Strengths Too Big to Ignore seeking alpha
  • Southeastern Ohio Closes on WCVZ/Columbus radio online
  • Sander: NAB to move swiftly to fill top job radio business report

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Westwood One Takes Kevin & Bean Show Nationwide radio online
  • Radio One Owns Top Two Radio Stations In Triangle my nc
  • Arbitron: Radio One stations top Raleigh-Durham radio ratings triangle business journal
  • Local sports talk does some juggling denver post
  • Gospel WCHB/Detroit Returns to Talk on Weekdays radio online
  • George Kellas III Launches Radio Show wtrf
  • A Slice of Americana: WTUF Radio to Spotlight Local Talent in New Show california chronicle
  • Sidelines: Outlaws have new radio announcer chicoer.com

News & PR

  • Teen Says He Stabbed NYC Newsman In Self Defense. Murder Trial Bound To Be Filled With Fireworks After Friday Hearing Features Bombshell After Bombshell wcbs tv
  • Murdered NYC Radio Newsman Had “Secret Life” about.com
  • TEEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN RADIO NEWSMAN’S MURDER ny post
  • Teen says he stabbed WABC radio reporter in self defense lohud
  • Miffed business owners want refunds from Capt. Janks. They say they paid radio prankster up front for appearances he failed to make the morning call
  • Hollywood swingin’ round the clock. For those keeping score at home, Sean (Hollywood) Hamilton admits he may have finally maxed out. ny daily news
  • Advertisers mull future with Severin show upi
  • Man called radio station before Metairie standoff with deputies (WRNO) times picayune
  • Caller to radio station threatens suicide. Exec keeps him talking as police locate him times picayune
  • Listeners Threaten Ex-Radio Host’s Wife. A woman who police say was shot in the head by her husband, former radio personality Shannon Burke, says she is getting death threats from some of his listeners.wftv
  • Bond Hearing For Former Radio Host Cancelled (Shannon Burke) wftv
  • Political consultant loses radio show (Michelle Patty) tampa bay online
  • Local radio stations fear affect of music industry fees indiana gazette
  • Jim Florentine and Robin Quivers Break Up star music
  • Radio Week on WBTV News This Morning. Today we interviewed Al Gardner and Stacey Simms from WBT Radio (video) wbtv
  • Cromwell Radio founder earns Ward L. Quall Pioneer Award jg tc online
  • Local Talk Show Host Pens a New Book on Radio. 1210 WPHT Radio Talk Host Michael Smerconish admits there is much to learn and there are things he wishes he knew before he began hosting his show and it’s the subject of his new book. kyw
  • Sports radio duo making history. Two years ago, Ben Deach and Chris Ciarlo sat in the Wolf Pack Radio studio doing a sports-talk show few people ever heard. reno gazette journal
  • Radio Week: Helen Little of 106.7 Lite FM pix 11
  • Future uncertain for radio talk show host who recently lost job. Ralphie was laid off from his job as co-host of WERZ 107.1 FM’s “Ralphie and Suzanne in the Morning” show and replaced by a syndicated morning show sea coast online
  • Andrew Z to protest teen suspended for attending prom wtol 11
  • Pioneer in KC radio retires from second career (Chuck Moore) olathe news
  • Broadcasters Association of America Honors Bud Walters ’63 depauw university
  • Business News in Brief: Local radio station wins at WVAPBA banquet hunntington herald dispatch
  • Jim Russell’s radio career spans 35 years wichita falls times record
  • Clear Channel Radio Rallies For Fallen Officer. Clear Channel Radio is teaming up with the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) in honor of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer James Manor. 13 action news
  • Big win for Barrie couple. They won a new $250,000 home as part of the Rock 95 and KOOL FM contest, Win A House barrie examiner
  • WHNT ‘aggressively pursuing’ more exposure huntsville times
  • Fallon radio station still off the air lahontan valley news
  • Newspapers, TV and radio stations receive awards chattanooga times free press

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • More static for DJs at Clear Channel. If you wait long enough, local radio stations might get rid of all their local disc jockeys, leaving us with nothing but 24 hours of Ryan Seacrest. north county times
  • Bob & Jack Week: #2 – KBPA (Bob FM) Austin, Texas infinite dial
  • The Mirror tommy kramer
  • Clear Channel’s New Game Plan inside music media
  • Will “Curation” Save Radio? Nope. hear 2.0
  • Cash cows don’t walk in middle of road chicago tribune
  • Analysis: Rehr Resigns From NAB broadcasting and cable
  • The Wacky World of Radio – Internet Radio Stations about.com
  • Radio station, Mansfield community lost a dedicated employee. I was disturbed recently to read in the News Journal that a local media mainstay, Dave Pennell, was let go by Clear Channel’s WMAN.mansfield news journal
  • Local adverts – your route to localness? james cridland
  • A fresh look at the saga of William Randolph Hearst buffalo news
  • Radio Broadcaster Is New Jasper Mayor (Mike Lout) fox 4 kbtv
  • Minority caucus concerned about black radio limaohio.com
  • Caucuses Seek Hearing on Local Airplay Royalties radio online
  • Savage Speech the day
  • Cheney Says He Favors Limbaugh Over Powell as Model Republican yahoo
  • Cheney Picks Limbaugh, Fuels Speculation Of Divided GOP the bulletin
  • Cheney To Travel Around Country In Sound Truck the huffington post
  • ‘The Godfather’ or big government? (Roger Hedgecock) worldnet daily
  • Wanda Sykes vs. Rush Limbaugh the week
  • Sykes Hopes Limbaugh’s Kidneys Fail – Obama Laughs american thinker
  • Time’s Joe Klein: Rush Limbaugh Is ‘Delivering Misinformation, Lies’ news busters
  • Bottom Line with Dr. Boyce: Rush Limbaugh is Barack Obama’s Greatest Asset black voices
  • Who’s the savage here? augusta chronicle
  • Britain’s ban on U.S. radio host is an outrage jacksonville.com
  • O’Reilly Whines That British Black List Is “Risky Business” news hound
  • Talk Radio Still Threatened human events

FCC & Legal

  • FCC’s Copps: Forget About Fairness Doctrine mediapost
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Jailed US reporter set free in Iran. US-born reporter Roxana Saberi walked free from a Tehran jail on Monday after an Iranian court reduced her prison term for spying to a two-year suspended sentence. the west australian
  • Lawyer says Iran has released U.S. journalist. Saberi allowed to leave country after prison term for spying is suspended msnbc
  • On the air: Bourne students learn real-life broadcasting skills cape cod times
  • Another delay for second Iowa Public Radio station ottumwa courier
  • Don Wolff’s “I Love Jazz” Radio Program Moving to 8:00 P.M. Fridays, Expanding to Four Hours all about jazz
  • Listen Live to Public Radio Station from Around the Globe, Podcasts Too! (Best Of ResourceShelf) resourceshelf.com
  • Protesters assail changes at WBAI radio workers world
  • Florida priest in trouble over woman defends celibacy koin
  • Fr. Cutie Discusses His Future On CBS Early Show cbs 4 miami

Streaming & Tech

  • YouTube, Universal pick chief for music video site cnet
  • What AOL May Not Be Telling Its Advertisers seeking alpha
  • BIA Survey: Radio Online Revenue to Grow through 2013 radio magazine
  • The Top 10 Twitter Must-Follows for Radio hear 2.0
  • Wall Street Journal plans micropayments model cnet
  • Murdoch Explains Life – Pay follow the media
  • How the next internet revolution will save your favourite TV shows, newspapers and magazines times online
  • Readers not averse to paying for online content the australian
  • Nat Mags considers charging for specialist content new media age
  • Twitter enterprises take off but can they turn a profit? industry standard
  • ‘Washington Post’ In Talks With Google: No More ‘Vacuum’? editor and publisher
  • Pirate Bay attorney outlines arguments for appeal cnet
  • A Web Venture for MSNBC’s Carlos Watson business week
  • After year online, UtahFM channels wave of optimism salt lake tribune
  • iPhone Brings Bounty to Pandora marketing vox

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Ofcom upholds ‘Nazi’ complaints. Talksport has been found in breach of broadcasting rules over an incident last November which saw presenter Jon Gaunt call a local councillor a “Nazi”. bbc
  • Radio 3 boss hints at DJ’s return the independent
  • Boris Johnson attacks Jacqui Smith’s decision to ban shock jock from Britain guardian
  • BRMB launches new drivetime show birmingham post
  • Tim Lovejoy to lose regular slot in shakeup at Radio 5 Live phone-in 606 guardian
  • Radio 3 is a surprise winner as Britons switch on and tune in the independent
  • Radio 1 DJs big up Swindon swindon advertiser
  • Lily Allen was banned from singing rude words at Brit radio new kerala
  • PPL Licensing Revenue Up 11% billboard
  • Radio review guardian
  • Gaunt and talkSPORT in breach radio today
  • Global iPhone app is all Heart radio today
  • A Real deal for Sheffield venues radio today
  • Kevin Maguire teams up with LBC radio today

Canada

  • Gutting French radio unfair, crowd protests windsor star
  • New CBC Cuts Coming–Friends of Canadian Broadcasting broadcaster
  • Government Threatens CBC with Further $500-million Cut–Media Guild broadcaster
  • Radio buffs tune students in to legacy of communications yahoo canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Grant Thomas sacked by radio station SEN herald sun
  • Grant Thomas loses radio voice herald sun
  • Ever wonder what it’s like to be a shock jock? the west
  • Code of silence just code for better ratings herald sun
  • Brisbane young people get second job to get ahead news.au
  • Radio New Zealand Wins Supreme Award scoop
  • Radio NZ takes top metropolitan station award yahoo
  • Waikato radio is tops waikato times
  • Fever 104 FM conquers Mumbai: No.1 in RAM press-releases
  • Sony tunes in to radio to promote new slate of shows indian television
  • FRAME media awards announced express buzz
  • Radio is driving me madder international the news
  • A new radio station for Wanni listeners to be inaugurated asian tribune
  • INDONESIA: Indonesian radio wins King Baudouin prize asia media
  • Nepal’s English Talk Show Powertalks A Growing Political Forum huffington post
  • I Left Cool FM Because I Wanted To Grow -Dan Foster modern ghana
  • Madagascar: Detained Radio Mada Reporter is Charged And Transferred to Prison all africa
  • BBC genocide talk show pulled off air in restive Rwanda the east african

Trades

Radio & Records

  • NAB Will ‘Move Swiftly’ To Replace Rehr
  • CC Stations Adopt Shared Music Programming
  • Conyers’ Fix To Royalties Bill Drops Small-Station Annual Fee To $500
  • BIA: Radio Grabbed $342M In Local Online Ads In ’08
  • Kevin & Bean Spread Nationally Like Jelly
  • Egber Exits Universal Motown
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Expands
  • WXDX To Launch NHL Penguins HD Radio Channel
  • Emmis Communications Announces Corporate Promotions
  • Syndication Expansion: A Long Time Coming
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 8, 2009
  • Ronn Werre, David Kassler Upped At EMI
  • Citadel Revenue Falls 22% In Q1
  • Regent B’cast Revenue Off 12% In Q1
  • The Brew Opens In Portland
  • PRI Reorganizes
  • Tony Renda, Jr. Resigns From Renda Broadcasting
  • Ed Green Loses His Mom
  • Copps To Diversity Committee: Don’t Resurrect Fairness Doctrine
  • CBS Posts Q1 Loss On Ad Slump
  • Entercom Q1 Revenue Falls 21% to $75.4 Million
  • Jackson, Civil-Rights Groups Reject Performance Rights Act
  • Survey: CPO Households Grow To 20%

All Access

  • Report: Caraeff To Be Named Pres. Of Vevo
  • Cox Down 22.8% In Q1
  • Lincoln Financial Media Q1 Revenues Off 31.8%
  • Iranian Court Releases Reporter Saberi
  • BIA: Broadcasters’ Web Sales Grow
  • Rush Cheered By Cheney, Jeered By Sykes
  • Self-Defense Claimed In Weber Murder
  • Tennessee AM Sold
  • Emmis Communications Announces Corporate Promotions
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Expands
  • Patacky Joins Compass
  • Kara Egber Exits Universal Motown
  • J Kramer Gets MOViN Across The Street
  • Simon Pontin Retiring From Rochester’s WXXI-F
  • Fire Knocks Nevada AM Off Air
  • CRTC OKs Quebec FMs’ Power Increases
  • Perry Farrell Tears Muscle Onstage
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: Dylan’s Still #1
  • ‘Phat’ Matt Ganssle Elected Mayor Of Kemp, TX
  • CMA Announces Date For 2009 Awards
  • Gerry Harmon Exits KASE
  • Nashville Goes International During Week Of CMA Music Fest
  • KSCS And Darryl Worley Deliver New Fridge
  • Yearwood Breaks Out Her Tool Belt For Mother’s Day
  • Joe Nichols Is Looking For ‘Believers’
  • Dierks Bentley Sits Down With Bonnie And Jimmy
  • Taylor Does Oprah
  • Johnny Paul’s A Papa
  • Jon Elliott Exits Air America Radio
  • ESPN Back, Sedano In Mornings At Miami’s Ticket
  • Vin Scully Honored By LASEC
  • Baba Booey Throws (Very) Wild Pitch
  • Pittsburgh Penguins To Launch HD Radio Channel
  • Hanifan Out, Farr In As Rams Analyst
  • Hendricks Exits KNRS
  • ‘Watchdog On Wall Street’ Adds Two More Affiliates
  • Foneshow Adds Racing Show
  • KRCK And Pitbull Rock The Desert
  • Bob & Sheri Hit 60

Radio Ink

  • Cox Radio Revenues Fall In Q1
  • Lawmakers Urge Hearing On Royalties And Minority Radio
  • Copps: Fairness Doctrine A ‘Straw Man’
  • Genachowski Hearing Delayed
  • Kevin & Bean Go National, Via Westwood One
  • Tony Renda Jr. Leaves Renda Broadcasting
  • Regent Broadcast Revenues Fall In First Quarter
  • CBS Radio Revenues Drop Double Digits In Q1
  • Salem Broadcast Revenues Down In Q1
  • BIA: Broadcasters Showing ‘Signs Of Progress’ In Online Revenue
  • Yangaroo Files Patent Suit Against Destiny Media

FMQB

  • Universal, YouTube To Name President Of Vevo
  • Westwood One Takes Kevin & Bean National
  • CBS Radio, Regent, Saga and Salem report their first quarter earnings.
  • FCC Chairman Says No To Fairness Doctrine
  • EMI Music Appoints New COOs
  • BIA: $342 Million In Web Revenue For Radio In ’08
  • Civil Rights Groups Want Hearing On Performance Rights Act
  • Brenner, Interland & Barrette Form MF Entertainment Group
  • WRIF reshuffles on-air lineup

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel down 23%.
  • A 23% drop for Cox Radio too.
  • Lots of room for online growth.
  • In search of NAB’s next leader.
  • Label’s $500 royalty solution.
  • Label exec hopeful radio will pay.
  • Citadel revenues fall 23%.
  • ASCAP Presents: The Mike Kinosian Interview… TRN Programming President Phil Boyce predicts this will be a banner year for FM Talk.
  • Charlotte does ratings double-take.

Radio Business Report

  • Q1 decline for Clear Channel
  • Subscribers drop for Sirius XM
  • Q1 revenues fall 22.8% for Citadel
  • Regent still pushing hard for local direct
  • Nielsen delivering ratings data again
  • WRIF-FM announces new lineup in Motown
  • WTKK launches The Prime Time Car Hour
  • Savage demands apology from UK
  • Entercom Q1 down 21%; “We may have hit bottom in March”
  • NATPE announces next TV competition
  • FNR announces “Summer of Savings”

Radio Online

  • Westwood One Takes Kevin & Bean Show Nationwide
  • Caucuses Seek Hearing on Local Airplay Royalties
  • Mike Mackenzie Launches the Wow Radio Group
  • Southeastern Ohio Closes on WCVZ/Columbus
  • Gospel WCHB/Detroit Returns to Talk on Weekdays
  • Regent Q1 Revs Fall 12.3%, Loss Widens on Charge
  • BIA: Broadcasters Show Progress in Digital Revenue
  • KKDA-FM (K104)/Dallas adds DeDe McGuire to host mornings with Skip Cheatham and Da Playground
  • Clear Channel/Williamsport, PA, OM/PD Tom Scott resigns
  • Former WNTY-FM/Fort Myers morning host BJ Odom joins Heartland Broadcasting/Zolfo Springs, FL, as OM/PD
  • WSTR-FM (Star 94)/Atlanta Creative Services Director Danny Wright is out
  • Gary Miller exits CHR WKEE-FM/Huntington, WV
  • KKUU-FM (U92.7)/Palm Springs, CA, hires Nina Cruz for nights replacing Ms. Margarita
  • WWNU-FM/Columbia, SC, OM/PD and morning host Tyler Ryan hires Ken Heron as morning co-host

NTS Aircheck

  • Copps Calls Fairness Doctrine “Straw Man” Issue
  • “Tyranny In A Sentence”
  • Savage To Brits: “I’m A Patriotic American”

Urbansite

  • Insite – President Obama Opening Remarks At WHCA Dinner
  • Insite – Wanda Sykes’ Sarah Palin Joke At WHCA Dinner
  • News – Cox Radio’s 1Q Profit Down 69% As Ad Woes Intensify
  • News – Rev. Al to Lead “Close the Gap on Education” March and Rally
  • News – FCC to Improve Its Collection of Data on Minority and Female Broadcast Ownership

All About Country

  • Dierks Bentley Covers American Songwriter Magazine
  • Police Arrest Woman In Hit & Run Crash
  • The Vinny Golf Tournament Is Back
  • Fire Takes KHWG/Fallon NV Off-The-Air
  • House Judiciary Committee Hears Royalty Arguments
  • Taylor Does Oprah Show Next Monday
  • AAC Poll Question of the Week
  • The People Vs. The Plug- In
  • Advance Texas Regional Radio Top Ten
  • Rhonda Vincent Performs On Opry Classics Night
  • Scott Evans CreatesThe Morning Machine
  • Jack Hutchinson Now Seattle Wolf GM
  • Genachowski Hearing Postponed
  • 34-Years Of ‘Flow’ For The Bellamy Brothers