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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 03-12-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Beasley Broadcast reports $36 million loss – fort myers news press
  • Who’s On Moody’s Bottom Rung? Radio And Newspapers – media daily news
  • ABC Radio Networks, Radiolicious Make Marketing Deal – radio ink
  • Air America Adds Montel Williams Show – media week
  • Seattle ESPN radio station reveals lineup – seattle times
  • ESPN Radio Wants $100,000 From Local Affiliates – sports by brooks
  • Former LV talk radio host accused of mortgage scam (Jack Ferm) – las vegas sun
  • New Limbaugh billboard slogan announced – creativity was not considered – christian science monitor
  • Judge dismisses Duluth promoter’s compaint against The Bridge radio – duluth news tribune
  • Arbitron bargains with FCC on audience metrics device – ars technica
  • NPR streams The Austin 100 – sxsw baby
  • Sirius XM Radio planning to stream to iPhone, iPod. – yahoo
  • Google plugs your surf history into ad money machine – theregister.co.uk
  • Apple rolls out talking iPod Shuffle – reuters
  • UTV warns of sharp industry-wide drops in radio and TV ad spend – media week uk

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Naples-based Beasley Broadcast reports $36 million loss – fort myers news press
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results – yahoo
  • Who’s On Moody’s Bottom Rung? Radio And Newspapers – media daily news
  • Moody’s reviewing Regent Broadcasting’s ratings. Moody’s considers downgrading Regent Broadcasting’s credit ratings on ad spending outlook – yahoo
  • Sirius XM Radio’s sales exceed forecasts. Sirius XM Radio’s sales top forecasts, but customer growth slows – yahoo
  • Earnings: Sirius Boosted Revenue In Q4, But New-Subscriber Numbers Plunged – paid content
  • Sirius Tunes Up. Satellite radio provider narrowed its losses in its first quarter as a post-merger company. – forbes
  • Who Is Sirius XM’S Mystery Merger Beneficiary? – business week
  • Sirius XM Goes to Hollywood – seeking alpha
  • Modavox Names Shelly J. Meyers as Chairwoman of its Board of Directors – yahoo
  • LDS Church for-profit arm is restructuring – salt lake tribune
  • Forbes in the year of ‘billionaire bust’. Media, entertainment moguls slip down the list – hollywood reporter

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Montel Williams heading to Air America to host radio talk show – ny daily news
  • Montel Williams: He’s Back! Hey, empathetic bald man Montel Williams is getting his own national radio show through a multi-year deal with Air America Radio – gawker
  • Air America Adds Montel Williams Show – media week
  • Seattle ESPN radio station reveals lineup – seattle times
  • ESPN 710 Seattle Announces Lineup – radio insight
  • Will liberal talker Schultz join MSNBC? – smart brief
  • Lynn Cullen finds new home on Pittsburgh radio’s evening slot (WMAO)- the jewish chronicle
  • Ever a hands-off host, Jerry Springer puts his foot down – chicago tribune
  • Reduced role for Campbell at KYW 1060 – philly.com
  • Green Energy Radio Talk Show Debuts in Southern California – building online
  • Pascagoula Panthers football to be broadcast on FM radio – wlox

News & PR

  • ESPN Radio Wants $100,000 From Local Affiliates – sports by brooks
  • Radio group cancels programs, lays off 3. Midwest Family Radio Broadcasting of La Crosse laid off three full-time employees and eliminated three local talk radio shows this week – lacrosse tribune
  • Woodward Communications cuts work force. Woodward Communications, the parent company of six radio stations in the Green Bay-Appleton area, has trimmed its work force by 4 percent and will freeze employees’ wages effective April 1. – greenbay press gazette
  • Broadcasters continue to be hurt by weak economy – fresno bee
  • Former LV talk radio host accused of mortgage scam (Jack Ferm) – las vegas sun
  • Former radio host arrested, charged. Former radio talk show host Jack Ferm was arrested in Clark County District Court on Wednesday and charged with theft and deceptive trade in cases involving alleged services for stopping home foreclosures. – review journal
  • Ex-radio talk show host charged in deceptive trade practices case – review journal
  • Randy Lane Company Launches Virtual Music Director – radio onine
  • O’Neal WAY-FM Regional Business Development Director – radio online
  • WFAY in talks to change management – individual.com
  • Newsweek Partners with Money-Losing Liberal Radio Network Air America – canada freepress
  • Mr. Corgan Goes to Washington – just press play
  • Cell Phone-Only Homes Listen To More Radio! – radio 2020
  • Prom couple is now a media sensation (WPHT) – mcall
  • Prom Project helps girls dress up (WPEG) – charlotte observer
  • Maurice and Sharleen: A match made on the airwaves – tampa bay

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Judge dismisses Duluth promoter’s compaint against The Bridge radio – duluth news tribune
  • Arbitron bargains with FCC on audience metrics device – ars technica
  • McDowell in Texas Pushing Digital Awareness Campaign. Part of FCC outreach effort – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR streams The Austin 100 – sxsw baby
  • Review: Bookmark for public radio saves your place (AP) – yahoo
  • On Radio: Community stations seek donations in tough times. Listener pledges even more vital – seattle pi
  • Radio host looks to flex his arts skills at new job – go triad
  • Local radio station a Columbus niche – the lantern
  • UCO students win broadcast awards – news ok
  • MSU student radio station is college station of the year – msu news
  • Public Radio East celebrates anniversary with oyster sill – jd news
  • From 10.3% to 2.5% to O.2% in Just One Year — Voice of America Audience in Russia Obliterated by a Decision of U.S. Government Officials – blogger news network

Streaming & Tech

  • Sirius XM Radio planning to stream to iPhone, iPod. Sirius XM Radio planning to stream its subscriber radio to iPhone, iPod Touch – yahoo
  • ABC Radio Networks, Radiolicious Make Marketing Deal – radio ink
  • Apple releases iTunes 8.1 – cnet
  • Apple rolls out talking iPod Shuffle – reuters
  • TEAC offers HD Radio iPod docking system – macworld
  • TEAC Unveils First HD Radio(TM) Receiver – pr newswire
  • The Digital Divisions Are Dead At Big Media – tech crunch
  • Experts advise media to start getting social – rain
  • Catching up with MySpace Music – cnet
  • Facebook unveils new ad-targeting features – cnet
  • Google plugs your surf history into ad money machine – theregister.co.uk
  • Google will let people choose how its ads target them – the industry standard
  • Online publishers unite to replace banners with bigger ads – the industry standard
  • PRS v YouTube: No UK vids, but royalty row runs and runs – theregister.co.uk
  • Vodafone Music drops the protection. Like Amazon, only more expensive – theregister.co.uk
  • Nokia makes Music – phone mag
  • Listeners turn to internet radio during tough times – pr usa

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • UTV warns of sharp industry-wide drops in radio and TV ad spend – media week
  • Radio station hits airwaves. WINCHCOMBE’S very own radio station is preparing to take to the airwaves again. – evesham journal
  • Juice FM parent takes action to ride the recession – idp business
  • Kerrang! to bury listeners alive – radio today
  • Radio swindler dodges jail – radio today
  • Revenue on the up at UTV – radio today
  • Music stars call for more power – bbc
  • Fable 3 Announced Accidently by British Voice Actor – co optimus
  • Irish radio deals boost UTV revenue – rte business
  • Radio project looks at child evangelists – wales online

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Local radio stations turns 1. PHOENIX Radio celebrated its first birthday last week – queensland times
  • Seniors at ACS launch new radio station – zawya

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Farewell, K-Rock; It’s All About ‘Now’ Now
  • Williams Teams Up With Air America For Radio Debut
  • Jacobs Getting A ‘Flood Of Gold & Platinum’
  • Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties
  • Nashville Label Shrinkage Continues
  • 52nd Annual Grammys Set For 2010
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 11, 2009
  • ESPN/Seattle Unveils Lineup
  • ABC Pacts With Radiolicious
  • TEAC Debuts HD Radio Receiver
  • Sirius XM Pro Forma Q4 Revs Up 15.5%
  • Liberty CEO: Sirius XM Has ‘Great Potential For Growth’
  • Did Someone Call Robo-MD?
  • Obit: Hal Gaba
  • USRN To Distribute Dick Bartley Programs
  • Cumulus/Ann Arbor Adds AEs
  • 92.3 Now FM Primed For Wednesday Launch
  • Saga Revenue Drops 7%
  • Report Predicts Three Down Years For Ad Biz
  • Richards Resigns From WFMS
  • CBS/Minneapolis Changes
  • Industry Vet Ralph Mercado Dies

All Access

  • Report: Arbitron Looking To Stave Off FCC Probe
  • Federal Budget Includes Spectrum Fee
  • Report: ESPN Radio Asking Affiliates For Fees Up To $100K
  • Despite K-Rock Flip, Rock’s Alive In NYC
  • Beasley Q4 Revenues Drop; One-Time Charge Leads To Loss
  • Price For Arkansas Translator: $21K
  • Schultz MSNBC Fill-In Launches Rumors
  • Judge Dismisses Promoter’s Lawsuit Against Duluth’s Bridge
  • Former Vegas Host Charged In Mortgage Scam
  • LMAs Over, Owner Now Programming KGBC
  • New HD Radio Receiver Displayed At Costco
  • Springer Fills In At WGN
  • Campbell Cut Back At KYW
  • Conway And Whitman Podcast Now Free
  • ‘Cigars With Lars’ Set For April 3
  • WBUV Gets Pascagoula High School Football Rights
  • Oklahoma, Arkansas Broadcaster Jerry Lynch Dies

Radio Ink

  • ABC Radio Networks, Radiolicious Make Marketing Deal
  • WXRK Flips…Now!
  • Air America Adds Montel Williams
  • Chesnut Leads Lane Co.’s Virtual Music Director
  • Bartley Joins USRN Lineup
  • Mega Media Expanding ‘Pulse’ To L.A., Chicago
  • Kizart Acquires Power Of Urban Radio, Power Of Hispanic Radio Names
  • Radio Occupies Moody’s ‘Bottom Rung’
  • Sirius XM Revenue Up In ’08
  • Forecast: Ad Market Will Stay Down Through 2010
  • Jacobs Media Takes Lex & Terry Mobile
  • TEAC Unveils Its First HD Receiver
  • Hearing Held On Performance Rights Act

FMQB

  • Sirius XM Grows Sales, Shrinks Losses
  • Billy Corgan Testifies For Radio Royalties
  • Jacobs Media Still “Going For The Gold”
  • Musicians Form Featured Artists Coalition
  • Lisa Paige to join new Now FM in New York
  • Liberty Media CEO talks up Sirius XM
  • BMG Music Service to end in June
  • colleges consider new music royalty structure
  • interview with new FCC Chairman Genachowski

Inside Radio

  • Obama budget includes spectrum tax.
  • Station takes royalty fight to listeners.
  • April 2 is a key webcast deadline.
  • ABC Radio targets iPhones.
  • Report details cell phone households.
  • Ask Dave Ramsey: ” Help! I’m being crushed by AMEX!”
  • TEAC’s first HD Radio goes on sale.
  • Montana owner files Chapter 11.

Radio Business Report

  • WCLV takes the Performance Tax to the people
  • Hill showdown over performance royalties
  • Karmazin is Sirius-ly proud
  • Purtan raises big bucks in tough times
  • Montel Williams joins Air America
  • SiPort announces ultra-low power HD Radio receiver ICs
  • Moody’s downgrades Clear Channel
  • K-Rock’s switching to “Now Radio”
  • Radio contest cheat convicted in Britain
  • 101.9 RXP says “Rock is Alive in NYC”

Radio Online

  • HD Radio Officially Arrives with TEAC’s First HD Receiver
  • ABC Radio Inks Sales & Marketing Deal with Radiolicious
  • WXRK-FM/New York Officially Flips to ”92.3 Now FM”
  • Lex & Terry Go Mobile With Jacobs Media iPhone App
  • Randy Lane Company Launches Virtual Music Director
  • O’Neal WAY-FM Regional Business Development Director
  • Veteran Talker Montel Williams Joins Air America Media
  • USRN to Distribute Dick Bartley Weekend Programs
  • WSGA-FM Savannah, GA, afternoon personality Sam Diamond adds Promotions Director duties
  • KDWN-AM/Las Vegas talk host Heidi Harris expands her show
  • WSM-AM/Nashville midday host and Grand Ole Opry announcer Keith Bilbrey exits after 34 years
  • WDBS-FM/Sutton, WV, brings in WTNJ-FM/Beckley, WV, air personality “Cowboy Will”
  • KLJT-FM and KFRO-FM (The Breeze 95.3/102.3)/Tyler-Longview, TX, taps Jammin’ Jimmy Olson for mornings
  • KHCM-FM and Contemporary Christian KAIM-FM/Honolulu PD Mike Gatlin teams with Local Sales Manager Dita Holifield for mornings
  • Sirius XM Posts First-Ever Positive Pro-Forma Earnings

NTS Aircheck

  • Montel Williams Joins Air America
  • Is There Any Good News Out There?
  • News Orgs Unite To Free Imprisoned Reporter
  • RTNDF Honors First Amendment Award Winners

Urbansite

  • News – Kizart Media Partners Acquires Trademarks
  • Jobs – Cumulus Radio of Mobile, Alabama is expanding the sales organization to meet current demands.
  • Arbitron – Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Charleston SC
  • Jobs – Amp Radio Los Angles Looking For Talent
  • Arbitron – Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Jacksonville, Shreveport

All About Country

  • American Idol’s Grand Ole Opry Nights Next Week
  • GRAMMY’s® Stay In L.A.
  • Taylor Continues To Dominate COUNTRY Album Sales
  • New School Entertainment & Noise New Media Combine Forces
  • Hawaii Gets A COUNTRY Morning Show
  • ABC-TV Gets A Ratings ‘Kiss’ From Chuck & Julianne
  • Here It Comes! 2009 CMA Music Festival
  • WCTK/Providence Helps Listeners Find Jobs
  • Carla Williams Signs With Lofton Creek Records
  • Keith Bilbrey Off The Air In Nashville After 34-Years
  • Montgomery Gentry: 10-Years Of Making Albums