x

Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 03-19-2009


Attention: RadioNX is undergoing a server update for the next few days. Updates will be sporadic for a while. Thanks for your patience. RadioNX will be back soon!

Radio Headlines:

  • Capitol Broadcasting will cut spending 15% – the news observer
  • Morris Communications will cut employees’ pay – augusta chronicle
  • Greg Maffei joins (Sirius XM) Board of Directors – orbitcast
  • Jay Severin tops Don Imus in radio ratings – boston herald
  • Jack Kicks Into Mobile – radio insight
  • Publisher leaving Aspen Daily News for radio job (David Cook KCUF) – aspen daily news
  • Senator not satisfied on PPM assurances – radio business report
  • RAB: Radio Accountability Initiative Introduced – mediaweek
  • Is your brand vulnerable? – cnet
  • ND House resolution demands (NPR) journalist’s release – ksax
  • Gen2Media and Regent Communications Partner to Develop Internet TV Channels for 60 Radio Websites – yahoo
  • Music Apps Don’t Get Much Help From iPhone 3.0 – silicon alley insider
  • Stickam.com Lands Adam Carolla – social tech news
  • Radio rebel still doing it his way (TD Mischke KSTP) – star tribune
  • Jon Gaunt prepares radio return at new Sun talk station – press gazette
  • CBC not considering ads on the radio, spokesman insists – yahoo
  • ABC iPhone app makes top 10 – enews au

Audio-Technica ATH-CM7 SV Import Series Aluminum Earbud Headphones Silver
Audio-Technica ATH-CM7 SV Import Series Aluminum Earbud Headphones Silver
The 15.5mm-diameter neodymium drivers in Audio-Technica’s ATH-CM7 SV Aluminum Earbud Headphones deliver deeper bass, extended treble and higher fidelity. Extended cord support on earbuds helps prevent tangles. Audiophile frequency response of 10Hz-45kHz.

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Hit Parade: 3 More Radio Companies Report Declines – media daily news
  • Capitol Broadcasting will cut spending 15% – the news observer
  • CEO: Capitol Broadcasting retooling, cutting expenses- wral
  • Morris Communications will cut employees’ pay – augusta chronicle
  • Morris announces wage cuts. Morris Communications, parent company of The Topeka Capital-Journal and WIBW AM-FM radio, on Wednesday told its employees that it will reduce their wages from between 5 and 10 percent, effective April 1. – cj online
  • Regent Communications Announces New Agreement with Riley Investment Management LLC and Changes to Board of Directors – yahoo
  • Sirius Founder Says The Company Is Screwed – tech dirt
  • Sirius founder says satellite radio won’t be able to compete with in-car webcasts – rain
  • Greg Maffei joins (Sirius XM) Board of Directors; Principal Accounting Officer leaves – orbitcast
  • Liberty Media’s Maffei Joins Sirius XM Board – radio and records

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Jay Severin tops Don Imus in radio ratings – boston herald
  • Kiss-FM’s DreX gets new 5-year contract. WKSC-FM | New 5-year contract shows DreX is here for a while – chicago sun times
  • CUMULUS KNBR ‘Purge Begins In Earnest; Round Two of Layoffs Begin–Popular 15-Year Engineer Let Go-Several More to Follow – rich leiberman report
  • Liberal host survives WLBY format changes – detroit news
  • “Now,” NY’s K-Rock is History – north east radio watch
  • Jack Kicks Into Mobile – radio insight
  • Late Night Funnyman Jimmy Fallon and Comedian and SIRIUS XM Host Jim Breuer Show Off Their Improv Skills on SIRIUS XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel – yahoo
  • WFIV gains program director. WFIV, Farragut’s Indepen-dent Voice, has name Russell Smith it’s new program director. – farragut press
  • Dial a Trade Radio Show (Video) – 4029tv
  • Publisher leaving Aspen Daily News for radio job (David Cook KCUF) – aspen daily news
  • Williams left a void in local radio. When Gary Williams left WFNZ radio in January after almost 10 years, it left a big hole in the local sports-talk scene. – charlotte observer
  • Dale Murphy to join Braves radio broadcast for 2 games – ajc
  • Brighton’s Fishing Academy has radio show on WWZN 1510AM – wicked local

News & PR

  • Senator not satisfied on PPM assurances – radio business report
  • RAB: Ad Agencies Call for Informed Digital Sellers. – mediaweek
  • RAB: Radio Accountability Initiative Introduced – mediaweek
  • Mobile Marks Opportunity for Radio: RAB – media buyer planner
  • Economic Expert Richard Florida to Keynote NAB Show – radio online
  • Don Imus deflects shoot threat. Host says he ‘thinks he was kidding’ – boston herald
  • Shock Jock Enrique Sanchez Becomes a Lobbyist – miami new times
  • Mash-Up DJ Psyched For Carrie Underwood/ Randy Travis ‘American Idol’ Duet. Jesse Tack created an unofficial hit version of the song in January. – mtv
  • Herb Kent and his 9 lives. Radio legend’s autobiography shows why he’s still – austin weekly
  • New Hall of Fame Member Chose Rock Over a Rocking Chair (Wanda Jackson) – ok gazette
  • Latino Radio Show Stirs Concern Over Views on Jews – the jewish journal
  • 27 Radio Stations Apply for the Radio Stimulus Package – paragon
  • Entertainer Marty Bronson, 79, dies – stl today
  • Lazerfest returns with Korn and thrifty ticket prices – desmoines register
  • WGHN’s Terpstra wins award for ‘Sports Talk’ – grand haven tribune
  • WRVO morning voice retires (John Hurlbutt WRVO) – cny link
  • Time to celebrate good times at WOMR – wicked local
  • Michaels honored by FM AdFed – west fargo pioneer
  • Radio Station Hosts St. Panty’s Day – wsaz
  • Man Claims Radio Told Him to Kill Boy with Meat Cleaver – ktla
  • Man Charged In Texas Prostitution Ring Is Son Of Area Radio Personality – kwtx
  • Local café hosts live radio broadcast for nonprofit job ministry – fort bend sun
  • Laid-off workers should try internships first – houston chronicle
  • SAG-AFTRA May Strike Over Commercial Ad Model – media daily news
  • Report: 17 million people stopped buying CDs in 2008 – ars technica
  • P5Audio.com Releases Timbo’s Radio Ready Pop Hits Construction Loop Sets – yahoo

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • SXSW: First impressions at the NPR panel – la times
  • Imprisoned journalist’s father says she’s upset – herald online
  • ND House resolution demands journalist’s release – ksax
  • Public radio feels budget squeeze – madison capitol times
  • Public radio turns to Apple to deliver broadcasts – mccook stories
  • JUMP Radio suspends live broadcasts – peak online
  • Students experience NPR Driveway Moments – tiger weekly
  • WXIN Radio Offers Diverse Music Selection – the anchor
  • Plain trustees scuttle radio deal. Plain Township trustees have called off a deal to sell a Christian radio station land for a broadcast tower. – the columbus dispatch
  • Trustees halt CVCO radio-tower construction – this week
  • Christian Radio Stations Collect $3M for Food Crisis – the christian post
  • Christian station taken off the air. Fans of Christian music were shocked and surprised this week to find that Spirit 102.3, a contemporary Christian station, had been replaced by KRMG, an AM talk radio station. – tulsa beacon
  • Christian station looking to County – clinton daily journal

Denon DN-HP1000 Professional DJ Headphones
Denon DN-HP1000 Professional DJ Headphones
The Denon DN-HP1000 Professional DJ Headphones are designed to give you impeccably clean vibrant sound at high volume while maintaining its sonic characteristics.

Streaming & Tech

  • Gen2Media and Regent Communications Partner to Develop Internet TV Channels for 60 Radio Websites – yahoo
  • Regent Comm introducing online TV channels – the business review
  • David Rehr praises Verizon, AT&T on FM-capable phones – radio business report
  • Music Apps Don’t Get Much Help From iPhone 3.0 – silicon alley insider
  • What Apple didn’t announce for iPhone OS 3.0 – ars technica
  • Apple intoxicated with ex-Vista chief’s musical stylings. – theregister.co.uk
  • Stickam.com Lands Adam Carolla – social tech news
  • The Tyranny of the Home Page – the infinite dial
  • Radio station off the air; new rock site to fill void. The radio station, 103.9 FM KYEN, Severance, vanished from the airways Feb. 26, just shy of its one-year anniversary, which would have been March 18. – coloradon
  • Radio rebel still doing it his way (TD Mischke KSTP) – star tribune
  • Podcasting taking over the net – the hornet
  • YouTube exec: Google ‘not good at content’ – the hollywood reporter
  • Huge bump in surfing the web by phone. In the past year it’s gone from novelty to utility – media life
  • The Personalized Music Experience: The Future – all about jazz
  • ASSME Launches Blog for Shitcanned Media Elite – media bistro
  • Random: Rangers, MSG, YES, Internet sports radio – newsday

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Jon Gaunt prepares radio return at new Sun talk station – press gazette
  • Colin Murray leaves BBC Radio 1 – guardian
  • Rhys Ifans and Bill Nighy recreate Radio Caroline’s heady heyday – yahoo
  • Radio review – guardian
  • Borehamwood FM sounds good – borehamwood and elstree times
  • The Sun enters radio industry – radio today
  • Simons and Shennan to speak – radio today
  • Radio 4 to drop last children’s show Go4It as youngsters fail to listen – whales online
  • Young people share their dreams on radio – norwich evening news
  • APC UK/Ireland Branch Backs Ban On Political Radio Stations – all africa
  • Radio station to fire half its employees. SBS Radio is facing difficulties that could result in restructuring that will cost almost fifty people their jobs – the copenhagen post
  • 1969: Radio Prague goes back to the bad old days – radio.cz

Canada

  • CBC not considering ads on the radio, spokesman insists – yahoo
  • CBC Not Considering Advertising on Radio – broadcaster magazine
  • Report: CBC May Sell Stations – radio ink
  • A new model for CBC Radio: NPR of the North – globe and mail
  • CBRM asks public to help keep local CBC – chronicle herald
  • Heritage Minister Urged to Implement All-party Report on CBC – broadcaster magazine
  • Verbiage Killed The Radio Star. A small-town dj is the only man who can defeat a language-borne virus in Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool – see magazine
  • OCPM/Maison de Radio-Canada Modernization and Site Development Project is Relevant, But Requires Significant Improvement – market wire
  • Media giant opposes Gabriola radio. Non-profit society has worked for eight years on project – times colonist

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • ABC iPhone app makes top 10 – enews
  • Radio jockey training for visually impaired – times of india
  • Community Radio to be set up in Haryana – new kerala
  • Malope to star for radio bash – news 24
  • Seasoned journalist, Dan Moyane, joins eNews Channel – bizcommunity
  • Du to sponsor news on Arabian Radio Network’s eight radio stations – zawya

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Radio Accountability Initiative Introduced
  • Farber Honored With Trailblazers Award At RAB2009
  • Ad Agencies To Radio: Educate Sellers On Digital
  • Urban, Hispanic Radio Adapt To PPM
  • Airing Spots on LPFM Nets $20,000 FCC Fine
  • TuneKast Helps Stations Enhance, Monetize Content On Mobile Devices
  • Liberty Media’s Maffei Joins Sirius XM Board
  • Street Talk: Buzz/Houston No Longer United
  • UPDATED: Obit: TJ Roberts
  • When It Raynes, It Pours
  • Rehr Commends AT&T, Verizon For Offering FM Radio-Capable Handset Devices
  • Menendez To Arbitron: ‘Work Tirelessly’ For PPM Accreditation
  • FCC Slaps Milwaukee Pirate With $10,000 Fine
  • Gibbs Accepts Invitation From ABC News Radio
  • 92.3 Now: Smooth Or Chunky-Style?
  • More House Members Back Anti-Royalties Resolution
  • Carter Experiences RXP Afternoons
  • CBS Radio Aligns With Media Monitors
  • Stock Market Snapshot, March 17, 2009
  • Williams, Romeo, Hilles Join Goom
  • Krampf Adds Oversight Of CBS Radio/Orlando

All Access

  • RAB2009: Mobile Marks Opportunity For Radio
  • Bloomberg: Levy Runs Tight Ship At Vivendi
  • Sutter Out, Wyant In As Regent Chairman
  • Pretty Good Day For The Biz On Wall Street
  • Border Media Converts KTXX LMA To Purchase
  • Guy Phillips Celebrates 30 Years In St. Louis Radio On Y98
  • Drex Gets Kissed For Five More Years
  • Nights At WQKI … Open!
  • WBGO Plots Manhattan Move
  • WCFO Applies To Move Night Signal
  • WYOK Is Jackin’ Around
  • Is KZII About To Get Kissed?
  • Aspen Newspaper Publisher Moves To Radio
  • Create Your Own Willie Nelson Cartoons
  • KNIX Listeners Vote Toby Sexiest Man Alive
  • Benefit For Cowboy Keith Thompson Announced
  • XM Adds ‘Voice To America’
  • U.K.’s Sun Adds Online Talk Station
  • Mischke Goes Online For City Pages
  • Town Rejects WCVO Tower Land Deal
  • Charley & Kate Seeking A Gig

Radio Ink

  • RAB2009: Coca-Cola Panel Talks Relationships
  • Radio Wayne Winners Announced
  • Florida Will Keynote NAB Show
  • Utah Lawmakers Push Hatch To Changes Royalties Stand
  • Menendez: Arbitron Must Do More On PPM
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Co-Sponsors
  • Report: CBC May Sell Stations
  • Rehr Praises Verizon, AT&T For FM-Capable Handsets

FMQB

  • NJ Senator Asks For More PPM Changes
  • Utah Lawmakers Ask Hatch To Reconsider Royalty Bill
  • NPD Group: CD Sales Slip As Online Music Continues To Climb
  • Rob Sisco exits Nielsen Music
  • Nik Carter joins WRXP/New York
  • Muziic: YouTube approved our site
  • Sirius founder pessimistic about satcaster future
  • SpiralFrog faces uncertain future
  • music stopped paying off at Virgin Megastores
  • 93.3 Now vs. Z100
  • Ex-CC & Google Execs Launch Goom Radio

Inside Radio

  • At Nielsen, one database beats two.
  • Huckabee gets Harvey slot.
  • Verizon, AT&T dial-up FM.
  • Coke: “Radio has a huge role.”
  • AT&T: Connect media dots.
  • S&P: Entravision re-fi unlikely.
  • HipCricket heads south.
  • AirKast targets radio.
  • Emmis taps K-Rocker.

Radio Business Report

  • Senator not satisfied on PPM assurances
  • Montgomery Gentry to host 44th ACM Awards Nominations special
  • Kim Vasey on RAB 2009
  • UT pols ask Congress to back off tax
  • ENCO introduces new automation interface
  • Audemat acquires APT’s broadcast division
  • Fall Ratings explode for Jerry Doyle
  • David Rehr praises Verizon, AT&T on FM-capable phones
  • Cancer-fighter Imus hit by cancer
  • ABCRN updates Paul Harvey timeslots with Huckabee
  • NAB bags five more anti-tax allies
  • Beasley amends loan agreement

Radio Online

  • Lawmakers, Broadcasters Urge Hatch to Change His Tune
  • Rehr Applauds Carriers on FM-Capable Mobile Phones
  • Economic Expert Richard Florida to Keynote NAB Show
  • HipCricket Expands Reach with HipCricket de Mexico
  • Study: ”Buying Power” Opens Doors for New Business
  • Former WXRK-FM (92.3 K-Rock)/New York afternoon personality Nik Carter will officially join crosstown AAA WRXP-FM in afternoons
  • Chunky (formerly known as Big Boy) joins CHR WXRK-FM (92.3 Now FM)/New York for nights
  • Talk WTKK-FM/Boston taps “The Garden Guys” hosted by Sam Jeffries, Jim Zoppo and Layanee DeMerchant for the station’s weekend lineup
  • WNOU-FM (Radio Now 100.9)/Indianapolis night talent and Imaging Director Austin resigns
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 The Buzz)/Houston night talent Zakk United exits
  • Free Beer & Hot Wings inks a contract extension to remain with flagship Alternative WGRD-FM/Grand Rapids
  • Country KQLX-FM (True Country 106.1)/Fargo, ND, flips to Talk as “FM Talk 106.1.”
  • WAMG-AM and WLLH-AM (890 ESPN)/Boston afternooner co-host Lew Goldstein exits

NTS Aircheck

  • Jones Gives Gibbs Primer On Radio’s Reach
  • “Give Back Your AIG Campaign Donations”
  • More Talk In Fargo
  • Windy City Face-Off
  • Half The Men They Used To Be
  • Pelosi Favors Media Consolidation

Urbansite

  • SEN. MENENDEZ TELLS ARBITRON THAT IT MUST DO MORE TO ENSURE PORTABLE PEOPLE METERS DO NOT HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON MINORITY COMMUNITIES
  • President Obama’s Final Four Revealed
  • Redefining Radio for the Digital Generation

All About Country

  • Caitlin & Will Release Digital EP
  • John Michael Expands Team Adding Publicity & Booking
  • George Jones Interview On XM Sirius Airs This Weekend
  • Us Magazine Claims LeAnn Rimes In Steamy Affair
  • Montgomery Gentry Hosts WW1’s ACM Nomination Special
  • Taylor Topples Ticket Sales Records
  • 4 CBS Clusters Get Mscore
  • 92.5 The Wolf/Denver Gets Wilks Footprint
  • Oak Ridge Boys Concert From Austin’s SXSW
  • April May See WKOA’s Bob Vizza Back on The Job
  • Martina McBride Special Available This Weekend
  • Stations Jump On Keith Urban’s Kiss A Girl
  • WYCD/Detroit Seeks To Empower Women
  • Jones Jam Set For Saturday In Alabama