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Radio & Streaming Media News for Monday 07-06-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • New York investor builds major stake in Saga crain’s detroit business
  • Saga Announces Date of 2nd Quarter 2009 Earnings yahoo finance
  • Fisher to pay $11 million for Seattle FM. inside radio
  • CMP Flips WRWM-FM/Indianapolis to CHR ”i94” radio online
  • Stand-Up Comedian Erik Rivera Joins Urban Latino Radio pr.com
  • Caps, Nats, Wiz all willing to talk to WJFK washington examiner
  • (Joey) Reynolds’ rap – He’s up for Hall of Fame ny daily news
  • Casey Kasem Counts Down for Final Time abc news
  • Fire in Seattle disrupts programming at KLEW/KOMO klew tv
  • Ken Roberts, Voiced the Heyday of Radio, Dies at 99 ny times
  • Local radio executive Severino dies indianapolis business journal
  • The Story of Take 6 (1966-1969) radio use only
  • Former ‘Day to Day’ show host gets a temporary gig on ‘All Things Considered,’ la times
  • Vatican Radio starts carrying ads bbc
  • SIRIUS XM Application Surpasses 1 Million Downloads yahoo
  • Internet Radio: What Do Younger Listeners Want? audio4cast
  • Radio veteran Van Pooss loses battle with cancer mediaweek uk
  • Ofcom top of Tory deathlist. Quangogeddon register
  • Sweden aims high for creation of a single EU patent system industry standard
  • Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O branded ‘Twitter wankers couriermail au
  • Venezuela: Radio Stations Threatened ny times

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • New York investor builds major stake in broadcaster Saga. Investor Daniel Tisch has been buying up shares of Grosse Pointe-based small-market broadcaster Saga Communications Inc. at a dizzying pace. crain’s detroit business
  • Saga Communications, Inc. Announces Date and Time of 2nd Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call yahoo finance
  • Report: Clear Channel is ”Running Out of Options” radio online
  • Fisher to pay $11 million for Seattle FM. inside radio
  • XM Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin prospers even when business is bad chicago tribune
  • Look Ahead to Sirius XM’s Q2 Numbers seeking alpha
  • Ray of light in the global ad outlook ZenithOptimedia knocks down 2009 ad spending outlook medialife
  • Music Royalties Group Is Moving Jobs Out of New York ny times

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

  • On the Radio: (Joey) Reynolds’ rap – He’s up for Hall of Fame ny daily news
  • Broadcasting Legend Casey Kasem Counts Down for Final Time abc news
  • Kasem: ‘I Loved Every Minute Of It’ radio ink
  • Dee Dee Renee and TT Torrez show why they’re tops richmond times dispatch
  • Fire in Seattle disrupts programming at KLEW/KOMO klew tv
  • Fire Forces KOMO/Seattle To Evacuate radio ink
  • Market Profile: Raleigh-Durham, N.C. mediaweek
  • Good times for old-time radio “I always believed working in a basement . . . and listening to someone calling in at midnight was the only way to do radio.” By Monte Whaley denver post
  • WCHB’s Mildred Gaddis loses TV show “Meet the Candidates”: Allegations of Fraud urban radio nation
  • Her and her big mouth: Radio’s Wendy Williams coming to TV arizona starnet
  • Ken Roberts, Announcer Whose Voice Graced the Heyday of Radio, Dies at 99 ny times
  • Local radio executive Severino dies indianapolis business journal
  • Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies billboard
  • Earl Finckle, 1927-2009: Charted area weather for years chicago tribune
  • Airwaves: Sacramento’s Napear is one of the greats sf examiner
  • Isles ‘still home’ for McWilliams honolulu star bulletin
  • Jeanne Jakle: Radio host irks Jackson fans my san antonio
  • Love of word earns writer spot as radio show host pe.com
  • Pembroke Pines barbershop abuzz about possible big prize (Steve Harvey) sun sentinel
  • Remote Controlled : Tucson-linked family to hit the road in NBC reality series (Erica Rico) arizona star net
  • Three teens must pay for damage at radio station. Three teenagers were ordered to pay for the damage they caused during an apparent burglary attempt at a Mattoon radio station. mattoon journal gazette

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • A very special Brand. Former host of the defunct ‘Day to Day’ show gets a temporary gig on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ but live radio would benefit from Madeleine Brand’s West Coast vibe on a permanent basis. la times
  • KUAR presents “An Evening with Diane Rehm.” kuar
  • K-YAK radio officially opens to serve beach area port lavaca wave
  • WHQR pledge drive starts July 20 starnews online
  • Public broadcasters don’t plan cutbacks news leader
  • Daytona State puts spin on music industry. From radio and songwriting to performing and recording, Jake Niceley has seen the ups and downs of the music industry. news journal online
  • KFI’s Jesus Christ Show takes issues to heart la examiner
  • Vatican Radio starts carrying ads bbc
  • Pontiff Praises Former Vatican Radio Director zenit
  • 94.7 FM Rejoice to celebrate with anniversary event aiken standard
  • Family Life Radio food drive to supply goods to shelters in Saginaw, Bay City, Flint and Mount Pleasant mlive
  • Radio call-in program, formerly on 950 KPRC, features local rabbi, minister and priest jewish herald voice

Streaming & Tech

  • U.K. Online-Radio Listeners Grow 35% media bistro
  • SIRIUS XM Application Surpasses 1 Million Downloads on Apple App Store yahoo
  • Native San Antonian bringing radio show home. A former powerhouse editor with Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, InStyle and other top women’s pubs, she now heads up her own Ceslie Network (a la Oprah), which recently launched a national radio show on Blog Talk Radio Network. my san antonio
  • Sirius XM’s Mobile Applications Offer Huge A La Carte Potential satwaves
  • Jackson’s Death Marks Turning Point for Media Players advertising age
  • Internet Radio: What Do Younger Listeners Want? audio4cast
  • One Brit Pick of Top Internet Radio Stations about.com
  • Radio outperforms internet ads inside radio
  • Broadcast Electronics Selects Transmitter Contest Winner radio magazine

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Radio veteran Van Pooss loses battle with cancer mediaweek uk
  • Ofcom invites bids for regional radio licence mediaweek uk
  • Ofcom top of Tory deathlist. Quangogeddon register
  • BBC’s Tim Davie: We must try hard to hit 2015 digital radio switchover target BBC’s director of audio and music welcomes 2015 target date for digital radio switchover but says it will be a challenge guardian
  • Jonathan Ross Cleared Over ‘Homophobic’ Comment yahoo uk
  • Radio 4 reaches out to younger listeners BBC Radio 4 to undertake series of roadshows to universities to prove the station is not a ‘club for old fogeys’. By Ben Dowell utv
  • Radio review guardian
  • Radio 4 star launches Southwold radio station edp 24
  • BBC appoints ITV regional head radio today
  • Southampton comes out to play radio today
  • Bentley drives into Heart 106.2 radio today
  • Abba thanked by BBC Radio 2 radio today
  • Jackson Dominates U.K., Australian Charts billboard
  • Sweden aims high for creation of a single EU patent system industry standard

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Radio stations told to pay up. The big radio networks like ZM and The Edge have been told they are not paying enough to the musicians whose songs they play. tvnz
  • Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O branded ‘Twitter wankers. SYDNEY radio’s Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O have been branded “Twitter wankers” by a man who makes his living selling Twitter followers to would-be marketers. couriermail
  • FBi Radio saved. FBi Radio, the Sydney community radio station which launched a PR campaign to get Richard Branson to donate $1million, has been saved after donors contributed $350,000 to the struggling station. bandt
  • FBi Radio is saved. faster louder
  • Ficci Radio Forum urges govt for ‘reasonable’ music royalty radio and music
  • Big FM Allahabad spruces up breakfast show with new RJ exchange4media
  • Venezuela: Radio Stations Threatened. Diosdado Cabello, a top aide to President Hugo Chávez, said the government would revoke the licenses of 240 radio stations across the country. ny times