Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 05-18-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Enterprises extends tender offer for Cox Radio yahoo
  • Cox Enterprises Extends Tender Offer for Cox Radio and Maintains $4.80 Offer Price yahoo
  • CBS Corporation Announces Expiration of Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of its Outstanding 7.70% Senior Notes Due 2010 pr newswire
  • Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter 2009 pr newswire
  • Barclays Forecasts Uptick In Ad Market media daily news
  • TV, radio, Web ad revenue taking big hit sf gate
  • Sirius Marketing Deserves Some Credit seeking alpha
  • Apple’s 3.0 Update Is a Sirius Game Changer seeking alpha
  • Technically Speaking Sirius XM is in “No-Man’s-Land” sirius buzz
  • Sheridan Broadcasting sells WAMO to St. Joseph Missions pittsburgh business journal

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

  • Schemmel in house for greatest games denver post
  • Former Radio DJ Burke Signs ‘No Contact’ Order. Shannon Burke To Stay Clear Of Three Women Who Call Him Threat wesh
  • NRRC Addresses PPM Integration into Natl. Currency radio online
  • Radio’s fading signal. Cost-cutting, competition threaten the medium’s viability times union
  • Recession, ignored by most music, gets airplay on country radio argus leader
  • Sandusky Seattle Radio Group Goes Commercial With ‘Quu’ Platform; Technology Makes Advertising and Programming Fully Interactive pr newswire
  • SIRIUS XM Radio to Broadcast 4-Day Celebration of the New Wave Band, The Cure, During the Memorial D pr canada
  • JFK assassination the subject of animator’s talk at KAFI mlive
  • Stay Tuned with Kirk Baird: Becky Shock toledo blade
  • Young radio host airs her opinions. The 7-year-old bridges a generation gap, rating a children’s book monthly on 1430 KEZW-AM. denver post

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • MPAA vs. RealNetworks: Five reasons why Hollywood will win cnet
  • MSpot adds CBS Radio, Last.fm lineups silicon valley business journal
  • mSpot Partners with CBS RADIO and Last.fm to Offer Over 100 Live Local Stations and Customized Mobile Radio to AT&T Wireless Customers sys-con
  • FOX Road Blocks Clear Channel Radio’s iheartradio App to Promote ‘Glee’ yahoo
  • What Good Will the iPhone App Do for Sirius XM? seeking alpha
  • Radio wherever you want it, and static-free lancaster online
  • Napster’s New Pitch: Five DRM-Free Songs, Unlimited Streaming, $5 A Month gizmodo
  • More audio ads coming to Pandora radio business report
  • Radio royalty amendment would change standard for webcast rate setting rain
  • MySpace Music Gets In Sync With Vitaminwater audio4cast
  • Podcasting’s Revenue Opportunity audio4cast
  • Newspapers Pressured To Change Online Ad Approach wall street journal
  • Not Enough Slices In Web Ad-Dollar Pie wall street journal
  • The Future of Media: 2009 iwantmedia
  • Rachel Maddow Gets Her Own App media bistro
  • Podcast: Assessing the Impact of Piracy and Free Content on Book Sales media loper
  • Real: studios, DVD-CCA “illegal cartel” squeeze out fair use ars technica

Radio News International:


  • Radio still sparks creativity. Despite the ad downturn, rationalisation and a climate of fear, the medium is still and innovator guardian
  • Phil Maguire, Chief Executive of the U.K.’s Prison Radio Association time
  • Jazz FM to launch recession-busting campaign marketing week
  • UTV Media reports 9% downturn in revenue mediaweek uk
  • Fun Kids radio makes the news radio today
  • Pennine FM returns.. again radio today
  • Radio Festival 2009 shapes up radio today
  • UTV profits down in first quarter radio today
  • Hallam secures City Festival radio today


  • Broadcaster Distributors Call for More Mobile Media mediacaster



Radio & Records

  • Minority Note to Pelosi: Pass Performance Rights Act, Hurt Civil Rights
  • Sandusky Takes ‘Quu’ To Become Fully Interactive
  • NRRC Addresses PPM Integration Into Nat’l Radio Measurement
  • mSpot Partners With CBS Radio, Last.fm
  • Sheridan To Sell Pittsburgh Trio
  • Fox Brings ‘Glee’ To CC’s iheartradio
  • Chart Highlights: Peas Power To No. 1
  • Univision Q1 Radio Revenue Off 26%
  • SBS Q1 Radio Revs Fall 27%
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 15, 2009
  • Helping Listeners Weather The Economic Storm
  • Simpson Joins CBS NYC
  • Booker Amps Up In L.A.
  • Personnel Shuffle At CBS Radio/Houston
  • Matty Heads For The Coast
  • NAB Rejects Copps’ Call For Three-Year License Renewals
  • Smulyan: ‘Environment Is Slowly Improving’
  • Welch Exits The Mountain
  • Sony Music Revenue, Income Slips
  • Corey Goes National With CHUM Radio

All Access

  • NRRC Addresses PPM’s Affect On Nat’l Measurement
  • Univision Avoids PPM Data In Non-Accredited Markets
  • WSJ: Not Enough Slices In Web Ad-Dollar Pie
  • Lincoln National Gets OK For TARP Funds
  • KTRS’ Dorsey: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’
  • Jobanputra Named Pres. Virgin/U.K.
  • Sandusky/Seattle Goes Commercial With ‘Quu’ Platform
  • CBS Corp. Announces Expiration Of Cash Tender Offer
  • Cox Enterprises Extends Tender Offer Again
  • Minnesota CP, 3 Translators Change Hands
  • Stunt Over, Kiss/Utica Introduces New Morning Show
  • Greg Ryan Exits As WKTK PD
  • Labor Strife Takes Noncomm Off The Air
  • Charlene Lewis Exits Middays At KBEZ
  • mSpot, CBS Radio And Last.fm Cut Deal
  • iHeartRadio App Gets A Fox Promotion
  • Canwest Sells Stake In Turkish Stations
  • StreetPulse: Green Day Takes Over At #1
  • Country Music HOF Inducts Clark, Mandrell & McCoy
  • BamaJam Encourages Fans To Go Green
  • Urban Takes An Idol Break From Tour
  • Changes In Store For WWGR
  • Sharkey Needs A Co-Host For WOKK, Sales Position Also Open
  • CMT To Air New Episodes Of ‘The Singing Bee’
  • Billy Gilman Is All Grown Up Now
  • Industry Directory Update: WVIM’s Tripp Hurst
  • Kornheiser Exits ‘Monday Night Football’
  • DeMink Exits CNN Radio
  • Tanner Takes Over As MRN ‘NASCAR U.S.A.’ Host
  • D.C.’s ‘Big Talker’ Adds Washington Times Newscasts
  • WBEN-A’s Hardwick Exits To Run For Office
  • Ex-KXNOer Conn Goes To College
  • Latto’s Back At WDSM
  • Wetherbee Adds WCFO, Sports Byline USA
  • AVDeli Returns

Radio Ink

  • Offer For Cox Radio Extended, Price Stays The Same
  • NRRC Makes Recommendations On PPM Integration
  • Radio Down, TV Up At SBS
  • Report: Sheridan Sells Three In Pittsburgh
  • Univision Radio Revs Down Sharply In Q1
  • Nielsen Revenues Dip In Q1
  • LBI Media Radio Revenues Down 11% In Q1
  • Civil Rights Groups Ask Pelosi To Look Into Performance Rights Act
  • Copps Proposes Three-Year License Renewals
  • Four More Sign On To Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Simpson Heads Integrated Marketing For CBS/New York
  • Paul Harvey Bio Due Tuesday
  • Mike Walsh Joins ESPN Radio
  • Savage Asks Clinton To Intervene With UK Government


  • Copps Calls For More Frequent License Renewals
  • Universal Music Group Q1 Revenue Down 3.2%
  • Sony Music Revenue Down 16%
  • Booker gets AMP-ed in L.A.
  • AOL Music is most-visited online music site
  • Sammy Simpson joins CBS Radio-NYC
  • UMG takes another shot at online music
  • Jacobs Media – radio has personality!

Inside Radio

  • CBS Radio puts stations on cell phones.
  • Blow for auto, but radio fights back.
  • Univision awaits 2010 census.
  • Fox TV buys iheartradio roadblock.
  • Spanish radio’s not immune.
  • End of an era in Pittsburgh.
  • Lincoln Financial to get TARP funds.
  • Station sells spots to out-of-work listener.
  • ASCAP Presents: The Mike Kinosian Interview… New Yorkers have listened to Miller for years on WNEW-FM and WPLJ.

Radio Business Report

  • Breaking: Cox Radio tender extended again
  • Minority broadcasters appeal to higher authority
  • More audio ads coming to Pandora
  • Report: Clear Channel eying restructuring
  • Bank keeps pressure on Regent
  • Univision grew OIBDA even as revenues fell
  • WWRL adds Stephanie Miller, Montel
  • Performance Royalty moves forward
  • Cox Radio shareholders spurn buyout
  • Emmis sees business “slowly improving”
  • Robert Pauley dead at 85
  • CBS Radio launches “Hair Radio”
  • Savage wants Hillary’s help to remove name from UK list
  • V-me holding second upfront
  • Four more oppose performance tax
  • ESPN re-Launches ESPN Deportes in Dallas
  • House Committee votes for Performance Royalty bill
  • Predictable reactions to royalty vote

Radio Online

  • NRRC Addresses PPM Integration into Natl. Currency
  • Report: Sheridan Sells 3-Station Group in Pittsburgh
  • Minority Groups Turn to Pelosi Over Royalty Bill
  • Spanish Broadcasting System Q1 Revs Decline 24%
  • Burke Returns to Court, Signs No Contact Order
  • WXKS/Boston’s Siegel Expands to WSNE/Providence
  • Simpson Joins CBS/N.Y. as Dir./Integrated Marketing
  • Univision Q1 Net Revenues Drop 12%, Radio Down
  • TRN’s Savage Enlists Clinton on Rescinding UK Ban
  • Chris Book is named to middays (10am-3pm) at CBS Radio CHR KLSX-FM
  • KHMX-FM (Mix 96-5)/Houston taps Dave Morales from sister CHR KKHH-FM
  • KMGQ-FM (Magic 106.3)/Santa Barbara, CA, MD/morning host and Production Director David Jay joins crosstown Talk KZSB-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • Rochester Radio Legend Retires
  • U.S. Attorney Bans Drudge
  • The Podcast Consumer Revealed
  • Steal This Idea!
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • News – Cox Enterprises extends tender offer for Cox Radio
  • Insite – Obama Confronts Abortion Debate, Urges Notre Dame Grads to Seek Common Ground
  • News – TV, radio, Web ad revenue taking big hit
  • News – Fans Pay Tribute and Flood Sports Radio To Talk Wayman Tisdale
  • News – Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation sells WAMO
  • Insite – Slacker raises $9.6M for player that customizes radio on the go

All About Country

  • Fans Meet Artists One-On-One At CMA Music Festival
  • Carrigan Bradley Releases His Walk Of Faith Album
  • Spokane’s New 96.9 Coyote Country Goes Live
  • Cox Extends Offer Again
  • Country Music Hall Of Fame Inducts 3
  • Willie Nelson Completes WYCD/Detroit’s Downtown Hoedown
  • Keith Urban Appears On American Idol Wednesday Night
  • 13 Is Taylor Swift’s Lucky Number
  • Joel Burke’s The Greed To Lead
  • New AAC Survey Question
  • Cledus Releases Garth Must Be Busy
  • KIK-FM Reunion Set For June 5th In Fullerton, CA
  • Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Named Wednesday
  • Metro Networks Looking For Talent