Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 06-01-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio now part of Cox Enterprises business first
  • Cox Enterprises completes Cox Radio acquisition. Cox Enterprises completes buyout of remaining Cox Radio shares in tender offer yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Divest an AM and FM Station in Las Vegas for $15.25 Million Cash yahoo
  • Reno company buys two LV radio stations review journal
  • Beasley Sells Two In Las Vegas radio insight
  • Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network Partners with EarthCam yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio expands Total Traffic Network san antonio business journal
  • Sirius Short Interest Drops to One Year Low 1 comment seeking alpha
  • Is Sirius Going to Raise Subscription Rates? seeking alpha
  • GM Restructuring Still a Sirius Benefit seeking alpha
  • Amid the General Motors bankruptcy, the American auto industry is now claiming another victim: satellite radio. The Daily Beast’s Alan Deutschman on Mel Karmazin’s comeuppance. daily beast
  • Bottomed Out? Radio’s revenue tailspin isn’t as steep for small-market operators and those with robust Internet platforms. radio and records
  • Music Industry Sees Nightclubs as a New Source of Revenue ny times
  • After AOL, Is Time Warner’s Next Deal to Sell Itself? wall street journal
  • Brake For Bankruptcy: GM’s Woes Impact Agencies media daily news
  • Marketers: Media Budgets Will Rise With Economic Upturn media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Jay Severin to return to airwaves Tuesday boston herald
  • Severin Returns To Radio Talk Show This Week wbz
  • Jay Lite : Severin and WTKK’s management agree to disagree with strings attached, host’s suspension ends on June 2nd boston radio watch
  • Suspended Mass. radio host to return to airwaves yahoo
  • Radio station reinstates host after ethnic slurs. WTKK says Severin will apologize on air boston.com
  • Arbitron Misses Minority Sample Goals media daily news
  • Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem radio business report
  • Impact of Arbitron Audience Ratings Measurements on Radio Broadcasters trading markets
  • Seattle radio rankings shaken up: Star 101.5 on top. In Seattle, Arbitron’s new ratings system means a shift in radio-station rankings. The company is using new “Portable People Meters” rather than listeners’ memories and written diaries. seattle times
  • John Ziegler will return to SoCal radio. John Ziegler and Bill O’Reilly join the KGIL-AM talk line-up June 8, the station announced today. oc register
  • The Eagle Has Landed In Houston. With the arrival of new morning team Dean & Rog, Cox has applied a complete makeover to classic hits KHTC (107.5 K-Hits)/Houston. radio and records
  • Reality radio: Khloe debuts sun sentinel
  • Radio Entrepreneur Bucks Trend. WBMW owner keeps the focus local and keeps expanding the day
  • KGO’s Rothmann deserves 10-1 slot; ‘Razor and Mr T on NBA Playoffs–Sunday Media Minutiae sf gate
  • Washington Times Makes Big Move into Talk Radio radio 2020
  • 93.1 Sacramento: Something Classic? Something Hot? Something Else? radio insight

News & PR

  • Natl. Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Radio radio online
  • Savage files suit in U.K., charging British home secretary Jaqui Smith with defamation sf gate
  • “Naked Cowboy” claims radio station stole his trademark image (WFLZ) app
  • WGAR’s Michelle Maloney moves from radio to selling Lexus cars in new job cleveland.com
  • Radio station uses air time to raise money for college wfaa
  • Mon Valley radio voice still crackles with enthusiasm (Bruce Sakalik) pittsburgh live
  • Turning back the radio dial lancaster online
  • Former radio host Galvan assumes Times-Delta sports editor position visalia times delta
  • John Lyons Elected Into the Broadcasters Hall Of Fame radio magazine
  • ABC anchor John Quiñones advises people to never give up el paso times
  • Bonnie Henry : Those crazy, hazy days at KZAZ arizona star
  • Huffman: Familiar radio voice to bike for a cause (Bill Nance) dayton daily news
  • Radio station KRML in Carmel vacates Eastwood Building, future remains in limbo examiner
  • Radio station owner killed in car crash. The Holmes County Coroner says Brad Maurice Cothran, age unknown, of Lexington, died when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree. (WXTN) wlbt
  • WOKO Marks Major Milestone. A major milestone for WOKO. The radio station celebrated the 5,000th broadcast of “The Morning Roundup” today. wcax
  • Voice actor training center conducting class at college cumberland times news
  • What ‘grown-up’ songs do your kids love? entertainment weekly
  • Hot air: Bacsik throws heart into sports talk radio dallas morning news

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Marrazzo pay up 6% in ’08, but total compensation down. WHYY CEO and president William J. Marrazzo received $528,800 in total compensation in the year ending June 30, 2008, a drop of $211,290 from the prior year’s reported package of $740,090. philly.com
  • Hot Button Issues Debated at Non-Commercial Radio Event kyw
  • MTSU moves on mandated cuts. WMOT, Sidelines could be part of student media center tennessean
  • Weekly mysteries hitting airwaves on WNIN courier press
  • NPR / Monsanto Wedding. The American broadcast company National Public Radio and the global agri-chemical giant Monstanto made rumors of their courtship official in a lovely ceremony held earlier today. stephen bodio
  • Austin’s ‘Wait Wait’ was worth it, judging from the laughs statesman
  • WXAV to air Conan interview southwest observer
  • Catholic station clears 2 hurdles; WNOC expected to be on air in fall toledo blade

Streaming & Tech

  • The Ascendance of Internet Radio ny times
  • Sony’s ‘classic’ catalog comes to eMusic cnet
  • Pandora sings for web radio advertisers san francisco business times
  • Web radio in cars could spell trouble for FM, says columnist rain
  • Digital Advertising Intersects with Radio Here the fourth speaker
  • Tweeting The Hits infinite dial
  • Fly Me To The Zune jacobs media
  • Ad Track: Signing on to social media; an alluring reader query usa today
  • BBC and Google in talks to launch international iPlayer site telegraph
  • Snowtape app enables live radio recording macnn
  • AudioBoo Simulates Radio and a Podcast on Your iPhone about.com
  • Tivoli jazzes up NetWorks Internet radio cnet
  • Last.fm Suffers Downtime after Server Temperature Issues dedicated server news
  • 25 Media People You Should Follow on Twitter advertising age
  • What is Radio TAGr? urban radio nation
  • Briefs: RIAA, Seatwave, Napster billboard
  • On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired. Mr. Pitts Lacks a Mailing Address But He’s Got a Computer and a Web Forum wall street journal

Radio News International:


  • Amazing Radio launches on DAB, promoting unsigned talent telegraph
  • Amazing Radio launches on DAB mediaweek uk
  • Govt to fight lawsuit from US shock-jock yahoo uk
  • Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to fight shock-jock Michael Savage’s lawsuit times online
  • Birdsong radio taken off the air. A digital radio station which became unexpectedly popular with listeners by playing just birdsong is to go off the air on Monday morning. bbc
  • The Today programme broadcasts radio silence thanks to errant sports reporter mail online
  • Radio Hampshire Closes waveguide
  • Northfields youngsters wow judges with radio advert bedford today
  • Ness FM hands back licence radio today
  • AUDIO: Banbury Sound launches radio today
  • GMG Radio inside Afghanistan radio today
  • Emma Bunton signs to Heart radio today
  • Ness FM hands back licence radio today
  • Wendy is our Morning Star. Radio Ulster’s Wendy Austin tells why she chose motherhood over a career on the national airwaves. belfast telegraph




Radio & Records

  • Bottomed Out? Radio’s revenue tailspin isn’t as steep for small-market operators and those with robust Internet platforms.
  • The Eagle Has Landed In Houston
  • Farina Makes Stellar Jump To Astral
  • Severin Unsuspended
  • More Headaches For Arbitron
  • Blackwood Joins Arbitron As Sr. VP
  • eMusic Partners With Sony For Catalog
  • Savage Sues Smith
  • Envision Sales Adds Milward
  • All’s Good With Osgood, Westwood
  • EMI Chief: Company Finances ‘Extremely Stable’
  • Four Walls, No Sound For Spector
  • Brookshaw Runs Out Of Fuel
  • Stock Market Snapshot, May 29
  • More Music In The Morning For KDAY
  • Guarascio Elected By Arbitron Board As Non-Executive Chairman
  • Survey Says: Radio Still Strong
  • Beasley Sells Las Vegas Duo To Silver State For $15.25M
  • After 20 Years, Newcomer Gone At Emmis
  • Radio Group Head Proposes One Big Royalties Pot
  • UMG Held No. 1 Position In ’08
  • Will Microsoft’s Zune Boost HD Radio?
  • Sirius Board Members Get 214.237 SIRI Shares
  • Same Morning Mix, Different Recipe

All Access

  • Report: All FCC Vacancies About To Be Filled
  • Listeners Express Positives About Radio
  • Deirdre Blackwood Joins Arbitron As SVP/Communications
  • Live Nation Drops Some Fees
  • USA Today: 5 Questions For Music Label Icon Clive Davis
  • It’s The Naked Cowboy Vs. Clear Channel
  • NY Times: The Ascendance of Internet Radio
  • Newcap Radio Switches To MusicMaster
  • Morris Newspapers Gets More Time To Make Interest Payment
  • FCC Filings Show Lots Of CP Sale Action
  • Kelly Milward Joins Envision Networks
  • Strong Exits Max Media
  • Spice Girl Bunton Joins U.K.’s Heart
  • Australia Goes Digital
  • CRTC Tests Signal In Ottawa As New Licenses Hang In Balance
  • Birds Silenced On U.K. Digital Channel
  • Total Traffic To Work With EarthCam
  • Mediaguide and StratosAudio Deploy StratosMedia
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • Country Music DJ And Radio Hall Opens Nominations
  • Steve Martin Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
  • Jack Ingram To Headline Kickoff Concert For CMT Awards
  • Lots Of Opportunities To Get Nailed
  • O’Reilly, Nugent, Wilson All To Appear On CMT Awards
  • The Redneck Woman Will Kick Off CMA Music Fest
  • Sugarland Launches New Website For Their Tour
  • IBMA Sets Dates For Upcoming World Of Bluegrass
  • WQYK Films Chesney Parody Video
  • Music News Nashville’s Dan Harr Diagnosed With Cancer
  • KNX, KFWB To Present Small Business Panel
  • Savage Starts Defamation Proceedings Against U.K. Home Sec.
  • KGIL Adds Ziegler Show, O’Reilly Commentaries
  • ‘Watchdog’ Adds Fresno, Talks GM Bankruptcy
  • ‘Echoes Of Lithuania’ Silenced At WEDO
  • ‘Into Tomorrow’ Holds ‘Cool Hot Summer’ Contest
  • Esqueda Exits KFIG/Fresno
  • ‘Radio-Road-Test’ Reaches 800th Episode
  • Randy Thomas Is One Busy Chick
  • Mississippi Radio Station Owner Killed In Car Crash
  • Ponch And Sarina Are Finally Hitched

Radio Ink

  • Blackwood Joins Arbitron As SVP/Corporate Communications
  • Survey Finds Positive Views On Radio
  • Arbitron Misses Some PPM Benchmarks In April
  • Cox Enterprises Wraps Up Cox Radio Deal
  • Beasley Sells Two In Vegas
  • Salem Radio Networks On Citadel Satellites
  • Guarascio Elected Non-Executive Chairman At Arbitron
  • Layoffs Come To ESPN
  • TRN To Launch ‘America’s Morning News,’ With Morgan, McCaslin
  • CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings
  • Conyers To Host Detroit Meeting On Royalties


  • Triple A, FMQB, WXPN Celebrate Non-Comm
  • Deirdre Blackwood Joins Arbitron As SVP Of Corporate Communications
  • Morning Beat replaces Steve Harvey at KDAY/L.A.
  • Five questions for Clive Davis, the ascendance of Internet Radio

Inside Radio

  • “Radio Heard Here” catching on.
  • EarthCam lands at Clear Channel.
  • Arbitron jettisons PPM panelists.
  • Arbitron to add “country of origin.”
  • Dave Scott teams with Enco.
  • Jay Severin returns tomorrow.
  • Charles Osgood signs new deal.
  • Crash kills Mississippi owner.
  • ASCAP Presents: The Mike Kinosian Interview… Never A Language Barrier

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem
  • Performance Royalty showdown in Motown
  • PPM comes up short in minority demos
  • Jay Severin back on WTKK tomorrow
  • Sirius XM to air Summer Series from The Met
  • Chair change at Arbitron
  • Hall-of-Famers fill 3-Man booth for NBA Finals
  • Scott, ENCO pact for SS32, Google Radio clients
  • Rusty Humphries is now murder target
  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress
  • AES 127th Convention sets committee
  • TRN, Washington Times announce Morning Show talent

Radio Online

  • Cox Enterprises Completes Acquisition of Cox Radio
  • Beasley to Divest Las Vegas Duo for $15.25 Million
  • Natl. Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Radio
  • ”Naked Cowboy” Sues WFLZ/Tampa Over Trademark
  • April PPM Misses Several Minority DDI Benchmarks
  • Guarascio Elected Arbitron Non-Executive Chairman
  • Cox Marketing Services Launches Education Initiative
  • WMYX-FM (Mix 99.1) Milwaukee hires Elizabeth Kay as morning co-host
  • Steve Harvey exits Urban KDAY-FM (93.5 The Beat)/Los Angeles
  • Senior VP/CFO Dave Newcomer exits Emmis Radio after 20 years
  • WKOA-FM/Lafayette, IN, PD Mark Allen exits after six years to become PD of Country WBYT-FM/South Bend, IN
  • KOSO-FM (B93.1)/Modesto, CA, moves down the dial to 92.9 with the new moniker “B-92.9.”
  • KDRK-FM/Spokane, WA, afternoon personality Jim “Big Cat Daddy” Diamond moves to mornings with co-owned Sports KGA-AM PD Bob Castle
  • KTHK-FM/Idaho Falls, ID, middayer Melissa Snow exits
  • Dorian “Big D” Flowers moves from Urban WLZN-FM (Blazin’ 92.3)/Macon, GA, to co-owned Urban WYNN-FM/Florence, SC
  • WOKK-FM/Meridian, MS, morning co-host Angie Denney resigns after 3 years

NTS Aircheck

  • Severin Reinstated At WTKK
  • Ho, Ho, Hold On There A Minute
  • Brits Enthralled By American “Shock Jocks”
  • So THAT’s What 9G’s Feels Like!
  • Hall-Of-Famers To Call NBA Finals For ESPN Radio
  • Karel Reinvents And Resurfaces With New Show


  • Halle Berry Gives Jamie Foxx a Hand Job On TV
  • News – From Mornings to Selling Lexus cars in new job
  • Insite – Vanessa Williams: New Single, New Album June 2nd
  • Airchecks – Barry Baker, Online Radio K101.3/WICB JAMZ

All About Country

  • Megan Mullins’ Video Debuts On GAC And CMT This Week
  • Canada’s Newcap Radio Chooses MusicMaster
  • Preparations Underway For World Of Bluegrass
  • Tim McGraw: His Last 20-Years
  • CRB Opens HOF Nominations
  • GM Goes Bankrupt Today
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Visits South Texas Country
  • Arbitron Releases Spring Phase I Returns Today
  • Little Big Town Rides For A Cure
  • KTTS PD Chris Michaels To Exit
  • What is Unique About ‘Your’ Station?
  • WQYK/Tampa Creates A Unique Kenny Chesney Giveaway
  • Steve Martin Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
  • Brad Paisley Holds Onto Number One On The AAC Hot 40!
  • There’s A New #1 In Texas!
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