Radio & Streaming Media News for the Weekend of 02272009

Radio Headlines:

  • Famed U.S. broadcaster Paul Harvey dies at age 90 – reuters
  • Entravision Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Results – pr newswire
  • NYSE to Suspend Trading in Citadel – the financial
  • Local Ad Outlook: Protracted Downward Spiral – media daily news
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo – radio online
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.- radio & records
  • BBM radio rules (Chicago Ratings) roost. – chicago sun times
  • WOOD Radio’s Rick Beckett suffers fatal heart attack – wzzm13
  • Media personalities join Toledoans pinched by economy – toledo freepress
  • Local Community radio back on the agenda – examiner
  • Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine, But Dems ‘Open Back Door to Censorship’ – cnsnews
  • Citadel On Death Row – inside music media
  • Ex-NPR Editor In Child Porn Bust – the smoking gun
  • Sources: RIAA cuts up to 25 jobs – cnet
  • New Head for BBC World Service – radio today
  • CHUM Radio cuts 40 jobs across Canada – canoe money
  • Women cheer ban on sexually degrading song lyrics – antigua sun

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Entravision Communications Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Results – pr newswire
  • Entravision Communications Corporation Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript – seeking alpha
  • NYSE to Suspend Trading in Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and Moves to Remove from the List – the financial
  • Local Ad Markets Shrinking. Between 2008 and 2013, local ad spending will decline at a 1.4 percent compound annual rate to $144.4 billion – media week
  • Local Ad Outlook: Protracted Downward Spiral – media daily news
  • Media & Comm Spending to Outpace U.S. Growth; Newspaper, Broadcasting Hit Hard – media buyer planner
  • BIA and The Kelsey Group Forecast U.S. Local Ad Market to Contract Through 2013, Despite Gains in Digital Segments – pr newswire
  • Liberty doesn’t plan to merge Sirius, DirecTV – los angeles times
  • Liberty Speaks About DirecTV / SiriusXM Integration – audio video revolution
  • GM LOPS $800M IN MEDIA-BIZ SPENDING – new york post
  • One-Two Punch: Gannett’s Credit Rating Labeled ‘Junk’ – media post

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • BBM radio rules roost. It leads ratings in key age group, but as politics cools, will no news be bad news for station? – chicago sun times
  • KNX, KFWB pool their on-air talent. On the radio: AMP Radio hits the air, plus updates on KLSX talk show hosts. – ocean county regiser
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo in Swap Deal – radio online
  • KMAJ-AM eliminates another local talk show – cj online
  • Brian McKenna is Bernie Miklasz’ new co-host on 1380 AM – stl today
  • The Cowell Factor Debuts on Fame Games Radio – pr web
  • `Idol’ hopeful lands gig on radio station (WKHM) – mlive
  • Local show axed on ESPN Radio. Station will feature more global view – boston.com
  • Warren County radio personality Doc South lands new home on the web – nj.com
  • Radio stations cut costs in economic downturn. Portland stations have imposed salary reductions, layoffs and other cuts to reduce costs. – portland press herald
  • Sirius XM survives, but digital radio is gaining – the washington times
  • WTCR kicks off Country Cares radiothon – herald dispatch
  • Eagle i: Realty on the radio. A new national radio show for Realtors as well as sellers and buyers debuted recently. – naples news
  • Sports talk radio-active – boston.com
  • Rice University graduate Jonathan Yardley will take over as the Dynamo’s radio play by play voice this season on KBME (790 AM) – houston chronicle
  • Altoona Curve Announce Radio Station Affiliates – our sports central
  • How many callers is too many for a sports radio talk show? – baltimore sun

News & PR

  • Media personalities join Toledoans pinched by economy – toledo freepress
  • Radio veteran Rick Beckett, co-host of WOOD 1300’s ‘Rick and Scott Show,’ dies after heart attack – mlive
  • WOOD Radio’s Rick Beckett suffers fatal heart attack – wzzm13
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.- radio & records
  • Fans pack in for Steve Harvey’s radio show – news14 carolina
  • Al Sharpton takes aim at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire – new york daily news
  • Representative says radio host holds vendetta against her (KBYR) – ktuu alaska
  • Lowry Mays To Be Honored With Quaal Award – radio ink
  • Arbitron Inc. Realigns Executive Staff – pr newswire
  • Rock on: WROV celebrates its 20th. Twenty years later, WROV remains a radio force in the Roanoke Valley. – roanoke times
  • WUWM might move to Chase Tower – js online
  • No New FM Translator for This AM Station (WESO) – radio world
  • Sonora Author Recalls Radio And Music Industry During Seventies – my mother lode
  • Traffic Music Awards returns for second year – stl today
  • Host willing to shave head. LaRae Nel- son KONY- the spectrum utah
  • Former CFO for Dave Ramsey’s ‘The Lampo Group’ Tapped to Lead Housing Public/Private Fund – pr newswire
  • New York Women in Communications Announces Presenters for the 2009 Matrix Awards – pr newswire
  • Houshmandzadeh Sends Text to Philadelphia Radio Station – bleacher report

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Copps Vows a More Open FCC – wireless week
  • Legislators tee up LPFM – radio business report
  • Local Community radio back on the agenda – examiner
  • Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine, But Dems ‘Open Back Door to Censorship’ – cnsnews
  • Senate Votes To Ban Return of Fairness Doctrine. Amendment added to DC Voting Rights Act – broadcasting and cable
  • Senate bans Fairness Doctrine revival 87-11 – ars technica
  • US Senate backs ban on media ‘Fairness Doctrine’ – reuters
  • Senate bars FCC from revisiting Fairness Doctrine – forbes
  • Rehberg Sponsors Bill to Prevent ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Resurrection – flathead beacon
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support on Capitol Hill – radio 2020
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Another DC Media Figure Charged With Child Porn (NPR) – msnbc
  • Ex-NPR Editor In Child Porn Bust – the smoking gun
  • Miami University to cut 216 jobs; 9 at Middletown campus (10 positions at WMUB) – oxford press
  • MPR will air orchestra’s London concert – post bulletin
  • Radio Milwaukee awards start in an hour! – js online
  • David Pryor Hosts Celebration of KUAF’s New Broadcast Center; Studio Naming Announced – university of arkansas daily headlines
  • Wisconsin Public Radio Is Bullish on Digital – radio world
  • KSYM pledge drive expectations uncertain – the ranger online
  • PRI’s ‘The World’ Probes Relationship of Oscar Wins, Poverty, Philanthropy – yahoo
  • NPR ombudsman kicks off public editor program at Tufts – tufts daily
  • KWMU Booster Group Organizes Under Name Ripped from RFT Headline – riverfront times
  • After 59 years, WMUB ends broadcast. College can no longer afford to subsidize radio station – pal item

Streaming & Tech

  • Yahoo CEO Reorganizes Company – billboard
  • Sources: RIAA cuts up to 25 jobs – cnet
  • Ads in Google News Search May Tempt Media Lawsuits – clickz
  • Digital Royalties, Profitability Hot Topics At Internet Radio Panel – the biz
  • Colleges ready to try blanket music licenses from Choruss – ars technica
  • ADISQ Calls For CRTC Regulation Of New-Media – broadcaster magazine
  • Convential Broadcasters Play Key Role in Producing Content for New-Media–CBC – broadcaster magazine
  • TPB trial witness: file-sharing not bad for music business – ars technica
  • Pirate Bay’s neo-Nazi sugar daddy. And the strange silence of the Freetards – theregister.co.uk
  • Clear Channel to Provide Internet Radio Service For Verizon – radio 2020

Radio News International:


  • Ofcom awards four new community radio licences – public technology
  • KM Group begins new round of redundancy talks – kent news
  • Clued up Brydon is among three picked to host popular Radio Four show – whales online
  • The Five Minute Interview: Fearne Cotton, television and radio presenter – independent
  • New Head for BBC World Service – radio today
  • Lottery help for Hospital Radio – radio today
  • The Wombats to feature on Xfm – radio today
  • Who’s Calling Christian returns – radio today



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Radio & Records

  • NYSE Rejects Citadel’s Alternative Delisting Plan
  • Updated: Senate Votes Against Fairness Doctrine
  • Local Ad Revenues Expected To Decline To $144.4B In 2013
  • Arbitron Creates New Executive Positions
  • Stock Market Snapshot: Feb. 26, 2009
  • CHUM Radio Eliminates 40 Positions
  • AFTRA Wins Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.
  • FCC Sets DTV Transition Open Meeting For March 5
  • Cumulus Officially Takes Over Two In Cincy
  • Saga Cuts Pay 5%
  • Pilat Named PD
  • Hegwood Resigns
  • Layoffs Hit Bonneville/SLC
  • KPRI Realigns Marketing Department
  • Coca-Cola Joins For RAB2009 Super Session
  • Man @ Large Now Even Larger
  • O’Brian On The Loose In Lexington
  • New Magicians In Saskatoon
  • Reorganization At Arbitron
  • Great Moments In Star-Studdedness
  • Arbitron Details January ’09 PPM Sample Quality Metrics
  • Street Talk: Nolin Exits Cumulus/Macon
  • Red Wolf’s $8 Million Howl For Clear Channel’s WURH-FM
  • Alternative ‘X102-9’ Debuts In Jacksonville

All Access

  • GM Driving Its Marketing Budget Off A Cliff
  • Entravision Q4 Revenues Fall 16%
  • Stringer Adds President Title At Sony Corp.
  • Citadel To Be Delisted By NYSE
  • Mays, Walters, Gabbert Among 2009 Quaal Award Honorees
  • AFTRA Wins Severance Arbitration Against Citadel/D.C.
  • WOOD/Grand Rapids’ Rick Beckett Dies
  • StreetPulse: Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack Tops Sales Again
  • ‘Idol’ Hopeful Nabs Radio Gig
  • 88Nine Holds 2nd Annual Music Awards
  • George Jones Breaks Ground On Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast
  • Meier To Fill In At WGN
  • Yardley To Call Houston Dynamo Soccer
  • ‘Garden Guys’ Moving To WTKK
  • Hitman Haze Sets New Music Call Times
  • WHBQ: Let’s Get ‘Mad’
  • Houston … ‘Pay Your Bills Is Back’, Baby!
  • Feingold Talks For The Bear

Radio Ink

  • Senate Passes Amendment Opposing Fairness Doctrine
  • Meyer Exits As Mediabase, Media Monitors Merge
  • Entravision Sees Revenue Fall In Q4, 2008
  • BIA: Local Ad Market Will Decline Through 2013
  • Pay Cuts Across The Board At Saga
  • Metro Traffic Goes Live With TrafficLand Video
  • Arbitron To Add Three Executive VP Posts
  • Agency Owner: Hogan Owes Radio Day Crowd An Apology
  • Lowry Mays To Be Honored With Quaal Award
  • SNL Kagan Summit To Host Reception For Bayliss Scholarship Fund
  • Report: Broadcasters Sued For Fraud
  • Golden Mike Awards Bring In $200k For Broadcasters Foundation
  • J.D. Power: HD Radio In 5 Percent Of Cars
  • Arbitron Details PPM Metrics For January
  • SNL Kagan: Value Of Station Sales Down Sharply In 2008
  • FCC Hands Out File Fines
  • Rehr Applauds Obama’s Opposition To Fairness Doctrine


  • Study: Strong Future For Radio After 2009
  • Mediabase & Media Monitors To Merge
  • Senate Votes To Prevent Return Of Fairness Doctrine
  • Arbitron Releases January Sample Metrics For PPM Markets
  • Liberty not planning Sirius XM-DirecTV merger
  • Julie Pilat named PD at KYSR/L.A.
  • Saga institutes paycuts
  • NAB optimistic on new FCC regime
  • IFPI exec rips file sharers at trial
  • more Ticketmaster resale concerns

Inside Radio

  • Newspaper’s loss may be radio’s gain.
  • Citadel ordered to pay severance.
  • How’s Business? Still weak.
  • Fairness Doctrine fight continues.
  • GM to cut $800 million from ad budget.
  • NYSE bounces Citadel.
  • Radio loses Japanese lender.
  • Realignment creates vacancies.
  • Lowry Mays to get BFA award.

Radio Business Report

  • Legislators tee up LPFM
  • Can radio hang on until 2011?
  • Royalties: The battle of Capitol Hill
  • New group won’t hedge bets on Fairness
  • Entravision’s Q4 down 16%
  • Mediabase, Media Monitors merging, Rich Meyer departing
  • KCRW picks up Henry Rollins
  • Arbitron Ratings sees Executive Shuffle
  • Legislators kick off performance royalty push

Radio Online

  • Mediabase, Media Monitors to Merge, Rich Meyer Out
  • Entravision Q4 Net Revenue Down 16%, Loss Widens
  • Arbitron Realigns Executive Staff, Creates 3 New EVPs
  • Cumulus Assumes Control of Cincinnati Duo in Swap Deal
  • BIA, Kelsey Group Forecast Reduction in Local Ad Market
  • Senate Vote Bars FCC From Reviving Fairness Doctrine
  • KTUX/Shreveport Fires DJ Skinny After Solicitation Charge
  • KNGY-FM (Energy 92.7)/San Francisco adds veteran talk host Karel to 9pm-midnight
  • Dale O’Brian is out as PD of Hot AC WCDA-FM/Lexington, KY
  • Former WSPD-AM/Toledo sports/news reporter Glenn Forbes joins Talk WCLT-AM

NTS Aircheck

  • NTS MediaOnline Weekly Edition
  • Senate Votes To Block Fairness Doctrine Return
  • Free Radio Coalition Launched
  • News And Talk Shines In Latest PPM Results
  • More Good Ratings News For News/Talk Radio
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • Jamal Bates Former Co-Host Rejoice Kiss 103.1 Columbia SC
  • PPM Results Detroit, Washington DC, Atlanta
  • PPM Results New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia
  • Steve Hegwood Resigns From Radio One Atlanta

All About Country

  • Matt Stillwell Kicks Off Good Times & Moonshine Tour
  • Fairness Doctrine Banned By Senate
  • MediaBase & Media Monitors Combine Operations
  • R&R Reorganizes (Again) – 9 More Positions Eliminated
  • Citadel/Boise GM Don Morin Loses His Dad
  • ACM Artist Of The Decade Tickets Now On Sale
  • Daryle Singletary Returns With New Single/Album
  • Outcome Of Eminem Lawsuit Could Reach Nashville
  • Brian Sims Takes PD/AM Drive At WGTR/Myrtle Beach
  • John Curb Chooses Retirement
  • Taylor Dominates The Charts