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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 06-18-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Clear Channel confident of debt solution financial times
  • WSCR has its eye on FM dial chicago sun times
  • 98Rock’s Rob Williams To Fans: “We Have Failed You” (Off AIr Till Thursday) fox 40 sacramento
  • Flustered Tom Finneran lets expletive fly on WRKO boston.com
  • Benson Joins KMTT (The Mountain)/Seattle as PD radio online
  • Clear Channel Names John Partilla Corporate EVP & President, Global Media Sales businesswire
  • Broadcasters lose in court over low-power FM radio ars technica
  • Royalty opponents eye composers. inside radio
  • WNYC’s Overpaid Chief Is Taking a Month-Long Sabbatical to Greece gawker
  • Clear Channel Readies New Digital Apps media daily news
  • CLEAR CHANNEL DOT-COMS OUT ny post
  • Pirate Party wins seat in European Parliament the register
  • Sirius XM’s Long-Awaited Apple App: Is Today the Day? seeking alpha
  • Fee Increase Coming for Sirius XM Subscribers [Internal Doc] digital daily
  • TalkSport, Classic and Star win double gongs at Arqiva awards mediaweek uk
  • Rogers Gives JACK the KISS Off mediacaster
  • Radio executive shot dead in Mogadishu eastday

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel confident of debt solution financial times
  • Fee Increase Coming for Sirius XM Subscribers [Internal Doc] digital daily
  • On the brink: Sirius Satellite Radio struggles to show a profit daily finance
  • Cramer, Is Sirius Indeed Undeserving of Media Coverage? seeking alpha
  • How Will John Malone Monetize His Sirius Interest? seeking alpha
  • CBS Cut to Lowest Investment Grade by S&P on Ad Drops (Update1) bloomberg
  • Reality bites Internet as 1Q ad sales fall 5 pct yahoo
  • The unthinkable: Web ad spending dips medialife
  • UNIVISION SAYS ADIOS TO DOUBLE DEBT DISASTERS ny post

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WSCR has its eye on FM dial. SPORTS TALK RADIO | HD frequency may just be first step for home of the White Sox chicago sun times
  • Clear Channel Names Advertising & Marketing Veteran John Partilla as Corporate EVP and President, Global Media Sales businesswire
  • Benson Joins KMTT (The Mountain)/Seattle as PD radio online
  • KEG radio station moves on dial, extends reach. The Fayetteville radio station at 92.1-FM will complete the move of its classic-rock format to 98.3-FM by Thursday. It permanently replaces country music station SAM98. arkansas democrat
  • KSNO gets new management and ownership. KSNO-FM, one of Aspen’s oldest radio stations, has changed management and is expected to eventually change owners. aspen daily news
  • BET PICKS UP ‘WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW’: Program will air on cable network in addition to syndicated telecasts. eurweb
  • WDAY taps new morning host. About three years ago, Minneapolis-based actor Christopher Gabriel had an epiphany. “I’d grown weary, if you will, of telling stories using other people’s words,” he said. fargo inforum
  • WND, Radio America launch new video/audio venture. News, commentary, satire, talk shows – all in 1 location wnd
  • Media Guide: MLB Ratings Fall Flat press box

News & PR

  • 98Rock’s Rob Williams To Fans: “We Have Failed You” A new statement posted on the show’s website announces no new airings until Thursday, at which point the show will address the controversial transgender comments for a second time. fox 40 sacramento
  • KRXQ pulls live shows after remarks on transgender teens tips q
  • Ads pulled over Sacramento radio hosts’ transgender remarks boston herald
  • Ads pulled over radio hosts’ transgender remarks psychology in the news
  • Flustered Tom Finneran lets expletive fly on WRKO boston.com
  • KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Have History of Obscenity Involving Children: FCC Report huffington post
  • Right-wing radio host fights charges. Far-right radio host Hal Turner will spend the weekend in jail as he awaits a Monday court date where he will fight extradition to Connecticut on charges of inciting violence, according to his lawyer. north jersey
  • WBAL Radio Takes Chesapeake AP Honors wbal
  • WBFO, WPTZ take top honors at AP NY awards banquet ny newsday
  • Local DJ taps into national frustration over car industry (wtru) winston salem journal now
  • RADIO SILENCE. When Jed Donahue abandoned his 5-7 p.m. weekday show on WTKT (1460 AM) in January, sports talk radio in an otherwise growing media market all but died. penn live
  • Armenians Mad at KFI Radio’s Bill Handel about.com
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Area’s media pioneers still connect over coffee arizona star
  • WDAS FM Cancels Unity Day 2009. It will be Philadelphia’s first summer since 1978 without a Unity Day. urban radio nation
  • Bubba in August Issue of Hustler best talk radio news
  • Smirnoff Ice and Univision Radio Launch Summer Party Series Featuring Latin Music Artists hispanic business
  • Get Ready for Spam. The makers of Spam are launching a radio and TV ad blitz today. Hormel is trying to spiff-up the image of the canned meat and offer it as a tight times alternative. wtvr
  • Reaching out to out-of-work media folks. Horizon Media is hosting a workshop in New York tomorrow media life
  • Prodigy from Whitestone singing to win radio competition (wor) ny daily news
  • The Dalles to host BBC Int’l radio show katu portland

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Gov

  • Broadcasters lose in court over low-power FM radio. An appeals court has rebuked a bid to stop the FCC from protecting Low Power FM stations from big station signal interference. The next step is getting Congress to green light an expansion of the service. ars technica
  • Low Power Radio Stations Saved by D.C. Circuit Court Ruling radio magazine
  • FCC Decisions NAB In Court Bout… mel phillips
  • LPFMs win DC Circuit battle radio business report
  • Royalty opponents eye composers. inside radio
  • FCC Cuts 4 Stations From List Of Ones Said To Go Dark June 12 broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WNYC’s Overpaid Chief Is Taking a Month-Long Sabbatical to Greece gawker
  • NPR’s Public Interactive to report to SX for public radio rain
  • On the Air: Local radio gets jazzed pj star
  • UNO says all sports to air on campus radio station (KNVO) ktiv
  • Maverick Sports To Air On KVNO wowt
  • Keillor: Remember, life is good, no matter the disappointments salt lake tribune
  • Strung Out with Garrison Keillor on PHC la log
  • Classic 89 to undergo changes, add news. Amid restructuring the station may add more NPR programs. gainesville.com
  • Public radio station to change format. University of Florida says Classic 89/Nature Coast 90 to air more student-produced and NPR news programs. ocala.com
  • LA Observed on KCRW la observed
  • ‘Aloha Shorts’ radio show debates the pros and cons honolulu advertiser
  • San Mateo-based jazz station plans benefit concert mercury news
  • WAMC Concludes Spring Fund Drive read media
  • TCU radio announcer draws a bigger audience (Chuck LaMendola KTCU) fort worth star telegram
  • Catholic AM radio station is sought. Archangel already has an extensive Web site, and group is pushing to get on the airwaves in coming months al.com
  • Criswell College, First Baptist Church in Dallas agree on terms of separation dallas morning news

Streaming & Tech

  • Clear Channel Readies New Digital Apps media daily news
  • Adobe installs Flash for US radio channel. To enable listeners to tune in to the Channel stations on the Web without having to download additional software ciol
  • Clear Channel Radio Adopts Adobe Flash Platform finanzen
  • CLEAR CHANNEL DOT-COMS OUT. As Clear Channel’s owners fight to stave off bankruptcy, the radio giant’s digital division for the first time is pulling back the curtain on its performance after a comprehensive five-year overhaul. ny post
  • Clear Channel Radio Details Audience, Engagement Stats for Digital Properties; iheartradio Mobile App Thriving yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Selects Omniture to Analyze & Measure Visitor Engagement yahoo
  • Seattle tech start up makes radio more interactive seattle pi
  • Quantifying the Mobile Apps Revolution ny times
  • Sweden’s Free-Web Pirate Party Has Euro Seat billboard
  • Pirate Party wins seat in European Parliament. Drops anchor in Brussels the register
  • Net gives pirate radio the last laugh new scientist
  • Sirius XM’s Long-Awaited Apple App: Is Today the Day? seeking alpha
  • DIY Wi-Fi Radio ubergizmo
  • Taking A Closer Look At Last.fm On The Xbox 360 kotaku
  • C. Crane Introduces First Commercial AM/FM Radio With HAM Radio Band Used to Save Lives During Emergencies Like Katrina and Earthquakes prnewswire
  • Jackie Martling Button iPhone App best talk radio news
  • Device Watch: Livio Streaming Radio radio 2020

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • How the BBC handled the BNP on the airwaves this morning. With the BNP in the news, what rules should govern political interviews? guardian
  • TalkSport, Classic and Star win double gongs at Arqiva awards brand republic
  • Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott win commercial radio presenter award. TalkSport, Planet Rock and Classic FM’s Darren Henley also among the prizes at Arqiva event guardian
  • TalkSport, Classic and Star win double gongs at Arqiva awards mediaweek uk
  • Key 103 goes home empty handed from Arqiva howdo
  • Radio review guardian
  • Radio head: The World Tonight guardian
  • Children meet DJ at fun day to launch new radio station portsmith the news
  • Countdown continues to Newlove FM launch this is cheshire
  • Radio Hampshire saved by Play radio today
  • VIDEO: JACK fm’s traffic plane radio today
  • Summer Ball rocks the Capital radio today
  • Global marketing director exits radio today
  • UBC Media – very cash rich radio today

Canada

  • Rogers Gives JACK the KISS Off. Rogers Broadcasting’s newest radio station, KISS92.5 FM, launched over the weekend with a new on air and online presence. mediacaster
  • Rogers Launches Hit Music Station in Toronto broadcaster
  • RTNDA Canada Announces BC Regional Award Winners broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania

Trades

All Access

  • Clear Channel Digital Rolls Out Info, Apps And Content
  • CC ‘Confident’ A Deal With Lenders Will Be Reached
  • NY Times: The Buyout Blues
  • Ads Pulled Over Radio Hosts’ Transgender Remarks
  • Malone Takes A Pass On Univision… For Now
  • Pete D’Acosta Steps Down As Marketron CEO
  • Fowler Adds Pres. Duties At AMSi
  • Report: Tribune Talks Deal To Give Creditors Control
  • Court Rejects NAB Challenge To LPFM Interference Waivers
  • Internet Spending Down
  • John Partilla To Head Clear Channel Global Media Sales
  • FCC Makes More Staff Changes
  • KPXI Sale Closes
  • Station Sales Include Colorado FMs, Wash. State AM
  • Expletive Makes It Onto WRKO
  • WNYC CEO Criticized For Large Salary
  • CRTC Won’t Regulate Net… For Now
  • Rehr Sets Up Transitional Office
  • Sean Ross Joins Radio-Info
  • Set Piece Has Run In With Bret Michaels
  • Exclusive Mediabase Chart Recap
  • StreetPulse: Dave Matthews Still On Top
  • CMAFest.com & Microsoft Give Fans The Latest Updates
  • Lady Antebellum Offering ‘Webisode Wednesdays’
  • R.O.P.E. To Host Show & Fair This Week
  • Colt Ford Launches Fan-Oriented Search Engine
  • Donate That Old Flute At CMA Music Fest
  • Love And Theft Make It A Million
  • Handel Bit Draws Fire From Armenian Group
  • Chicago’s Score To Get FM HD-3 Simulcast
  • WND, Radio America Partner For Streaming Venture
  • Now It’s ‘Award Winning’ Live In Concert
  • Les Rau Dead At 83
  • WWQM’s Kenny Jay Gets Hitched

Radio Ink

  • Partilla Joins Clear Channel As President/Global Media Sales
  • Clear Channel Sees Record Digital Audience
  • AP Updates Its iPhone App
  • ‘Be Fabulous!’ Burton To Receive Radio Ink Lifetime Leadership Award
  • D’Acosta Steps Down As Marketron CEO
  • Benson Moves To Mountain/Seattle
  • Fowler Named AMSi President
  • Why The RAB Is Getting Personal
  • Six Years Later, Nightclub Fire Case Winds Down
  • Court Sides With FCC On LPFM Spacing
  • Staff Changes At FCC
  • Broadcasters’ Associations Ask Pelosi Not To Schedule Royalties Vote
  • BIA Cuts ’09 Radio Revenues Estimate
  • NPR’s Public Interactive Picked For Stream Reporting
  • Schnitt Joins Compass Media Networks

FMQB

  • Sony Music Gets On The Vevo Train
  • Sirius XM A La Carte Recievers Coming Soon?
  • NPR’s Public Interactive To Report Streaming Public Radio Info
  • Dave Benson becomes king of “The Mountain”
  • AT&T launches satellite radio in-car service
  • Will performance royalty fight affect radio/label relations?
  • CBS sees improvement in ad market
  • NAB’s Wharton pens Washington Post op/ed on royalty rate
  • Clear Channel Outdoor may redo debts

Inside Radio

  • Tribune trouble for Zell.
  • Clear Channel sees digital explosion.
  • New sales chief for Clear Channel.
  • John Malone circles Univision.
  • Clear Channel converts to Adobe.
  • Royalty opponents eye composers.
  • LPFMs win stay of execution.
  • Arbitron to stop weighting CPOs.
  • KFI’s Bill Handel under fire

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel swap explained by Moody’s
  • NAB exec takes on labels
  • An association of associations petitions Pelosi
  • The incredible shrinking radio ad pie
  • Vultures starting to circle Clear Channel?
  • D’Acosta takes advisory role at Marketron
  • WRKO host may test fleeting expletive teeth
  • LPFMs win DC Circuit battle
  • Performance tax: Critical mass attained
  • Compass adds to NFL broadcast team
  • KFDI to hold food & funds drive
  • Performance tax resistance nears critical mass

Radio Online

  • Court Upholds FCC Decision to Protect LPFM Outlets
  • Benson Joins KMTT (The Mountain)/Seattle as PD
  • CC/New York Names Robert McCuin Director of Sales
  • Riviera/Las Vegas Elevates Ferreri to OM, KOAS PD
  • Marketron’s Pete D’Acosta to Step Down as CEO
  • Gallagher New Sun Radio Network VP/Programming
  • Hit Parade Radio Signs Chuck Brinkman as PD
  • AMS President Fowler Adds AMSi President Duties
  • Compass Media Networks Inks ”Todd Schnitt Show”
  • BIA: 2009 Radio Revenues Dip More Than Expected
  • State Broadcasters Urge Pelosi for No Floor Vote
  • Report: CC Media Lenders Threaten Refinancing Plan
  • Mark Medina Adds KNIX-FM/Phoenix PD Duties
  • Genesis Launches All Business News in Tampa
  • Man Pleads Guilty for Killing Seattle Radio Host
  • Clear Channel Launches ”Classic 98.1” in Sacramento
  • Westwood One Names Chessare SVP/Network Sales

NTS Aircheck

  • So, Got Any GOOD Ideas?
  • Beck Laughs His Way Across America
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbaninsite

  • Airchecks, Arbitron, Charts, Insite, Music, News, Prep, Productions, Radio, Vent, Voice – Clear Channel’s Audience Levels in Digital Media
  • Insite, News – Reality Check on the Performance Tax Issue
  • Arbitron – Columbus OH
  • Productions – Ben Burnside’s Production Podcast
  • Insite – Jobless Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in May; Layoffs Slow

All About Country

  • Love And Theft Album Release Set
  • Darius Rucker Opens For Rascal Flatts’ Unstoppable Debut
  • The Garth Factor Garners Great Interest
  • Miko Marks Heads To Nashville
  • Julia Burton Is A Cover Girl
  • Sean Ross Joins Radio-Info.com
  • Two Very Topical Featured Articles
  • More Spring Phase I Returns Due Today
  • R&R May be Gone, But The Memory Lingers On
  • Jack Ingram Hold Firm In Texas At #1
  • Paisley Holds Number One For Week Three
  • CMA Music Fest Begins This Week In Nashville
  • Andy Griggs Hosts Poker Tournament Thursday