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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 03-26-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Forecast: Radio Revs Down 11% In Top 50 Markets – radio and records
  • Cox Enterprises says offer price for Cox Radio ‘fair’ – reuters
  • ‘Violent sex’ ad led to murder of WABC newsman George Weber, confesses teen: Cops – ny daily news
  • Howard Stern has proven irreplaceable on radio – ny daily news
  • Purdy to lead CBS Radio group – trading markets
  • Christopher Wegmann Has Been Named Vice President/General Manager of St. Louis & Regional Vice President Dallas at Radio One – yahoo
  • Howe Appointed SVP/MM for CBS Radio/Tampa, Orlando – radio online
  • Bigby Adds OM Duties for KRLD-FM (The Fan)/Dallas – radio online
  • KIIS-FM stays No. 1 in local radio ratings – la times
  • Twin Cities KYCR radio station switches to biz format. – minneapolis business journal
  • WVAZ-FM seeks younger demos with Steve Harvey show – chicago sun times
  • Talk radio format takes over KFJK – fresno bee
  • KPIG slashes more on-air DJs – san jose mercury news
  • Tulba to leave KQMQ, but not sister stations – honolulu star bulletin
  • Applying on the air: Man radioing for a job – kvbc
  • Blagojevich gets one-day gig as WLS radio host – yahoo
  • NPR’s broadcast audience surges. Can it do the same online? – the industry standard
  • Hottest tracks to cost $1.29 at iTunes starting April 7 – la times
  • Last.fm goes payware. UK, US and Germany excluded – register.co.uk
  • Sir David Jason apologises for Pakistani joke in radio broadcast – telegraph
  • UTV urges easing of UK radio regulations – mediaweek uk
  • Quebec minister ‘surprised’ by CBC cuts – the gazette
  • CHUM AM dies again, is reborn as CP24 Radio 1050 – national post
  • ABC appoints first female director of news – yahoo au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Forecast: Radio Revs Down 11% In Top 50 Markets. Midsized and small markets down 9.64% – radio and records
  • Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Investor Options in Possible Sale of Cox Radio, Inc. – yahoo
  • Law Offices of Brian M. Felgoise, P.C. Announces Investigation On Behalf of Shareholders of Cox Radio, Inc. – yahoo
  • Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Investigation Into the Purchase of Cox Radio, Inc. by Cox Enterprises, Inc. – yahoo
  • Cox Radio looking to go private – tampa bay business journal
  • Cox Enterprises says offer price for Cox Radio ‘fair’ – reuters
  • Spanish Broadcasting Q4, full-year revenue falls – south florida business journal
  • Westwood One Announces Cost Reduction Measures – fox business
  • Arbitron Announces Workforce and Expense Reductions – pr newswire
  • Arbitron Axes 120 – media buyer planner
  • Sirius XM’s Internet Future Looks Bright – seeking alpha
  • NBC News Begs Its Employees Not to Make Them Pay Raises – gawker

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Howard Stern has proven irreplaceable on radio – ny daily news
  • Purdy to lead CBS Radio group – trading markets
  • Radio One, Inc. Announces That Christopher Wegmann Has Been Named Vice President/General Manager of St. Louis and Regional Vice President over Dallas – yahoo
  • Wegmann Joins Radio One. Regional VP Abernathy adds Detroit market to duties – radio and records
  • Howe Appointed SVP/MM for CBS Radio/Tampa, Orlando – radio online
  • KIIS-FM stays No. 1 in local radio ratings – la times
  • Bigby Adds OM Duties for KRLD-FM (The Fan)/Dallas – radio online
  • Hispanic Radio, Magazines Take Hits – media daily news
  • Twin Cities radio station switches to biz format. Twin Cities radio station KYCR 1570AM is switching its format to focus entirely on business and finance. – minneapolis business journal
  • Brian Purdy Named SVP/Market Manager For CBS Radio Houston – fmqb
  • Talk radio format takes over KFJK – fresno bee
  • Octo-Mom Joins Big Boy in the Morning! – yahoo
  • Reaction Rampant To Radio Host Firings. ‘Marty’s Minute’ Segment On KCCI Canceled – kcci
  • 3 Des Moines sports radio employees fired after profanity-laced on-air tirade – who tv
  • WVAZ-FM seeks younger demos with Steve Harvey show – chicago sun times
  • Joyner backlash. Outraged listeners say Harvey plays to unsophisticated audience – chicago sun times
  • Whitney Information Network to Launch a ‘Money Revolution’ with Ken & Daria Dolan – pr newswire
  • KPIG slashes more on-air DJs – san jose mercury news
  • ‘Bob’ goes country after radio station contest – abilene reporter news
  • Clear Channel’s ‘The Brew’ starts commercial-free Thursdays this week – milwaukee journal sentinel
  • Tulba to leave KQMQ, but not sister stations – honolulu star bulletin
  • Former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Rick Tormala will launch AM radio show – mlive
  • Slone did it his way at KCEE, and now he’s selling station – azstar biz
  • Dickson radio station shut down. The end of an era came quickly for Chuck Dauphin, operations manager at WDKN in Dickson. – wkrn
  • KBRL in McCook is new home for Kansas City Royals baseball – mccook daily gazette
  • What Happened to Sirius XM’s MLB Deal? – seeking alpha
  • Bruins are still looking for a new radio deal – boston radio watch

News & PR

  • Teen arrested in NYC radio reporter’s slaying – yahoo
  • ‘Violent sex’ ad led to murder of WABC newsman George Weber, confesses teen: Cops – ny daily news
  • Former KGO Reporter’s Bloody Demise in ‘Rough-Sex Stabbing’ By 16-Year-Old Shocks Colleagues – sf weekly
  • NAB, Free Radio Alliance Dispute Royalty Study – fmqb
  • Area Radio Stations React to Performance Fees – wbko
  • Media Summit 2009: It can only be up from here – film journal
  • Nashville R&B giant Ted Jarrett dies at 83, leaving behind a changed city – nashville scene
  • Kyle Busch Takes On Washington DC Traffic and the Man They Call Flounder – bleacherreport
  • Radio host fighting to beat myeloma. K-99 radio personality Steve Kerrigan is fighting myeloma. – dayton daily news
  • WTOP hits 40th news anniversary – washington business journal
  • .Blood center honors WRAT and WJRZ – tri town news
  • Applying on the air: Man radioing for a job – kvbc
  • Latino talk show host will speak at Heritage Day in Indio – my desert
  • Radio station raising money for school playground (WXRX) – wrex
  • Bill Nighy interview for The Boat That Rocked – telegraph.co.uk
  • Nice try, radio guys. That’s why the hosts at Dallas’ sports talk radio station The Ticket deserve some credit for challenging a group of girls from the Lake Highlands High School girls basketball team – smu daily campus
  • Radio men paint pictures for fans. They’re the radio voices of Lee County’s two Major League Baseball teams, men whose combined service will hit 50 seasons this year. – fort myers news press

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Radio Suited For Digital Transition – journalism.org
  • Surprise, Country Rap Still Polarizing – the infinite dial
  • Column: Overexposure on radio stations causes good songs to go bad – eastern progressive online
  • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards – rick librarian
  • More than Digital Duct Tape – hear 2.0
  • Beware of ISPs — Internet Snooping Providers – inside music media
  • Clear Channel’s New Phantom Radio Stations – inside music media
  • Radio and the labels: Suicide watch – gorman media blog
  • Turn up volume of low-power radio stations – tucson citizen
  • Analysis: Digital Music Ownership Vs. Access – billboard
  • Obama turns to Web to bypass news media – industry standard
  • Dueling governors: Rod Blagojevich, Pat Quinn snipe at each other on the radio. Each declares God is on his side – chicago tribune
  • Blagojevich hosts Chicago morning radio talk show – yahoo
  • Blagojevich gets one-day gig as WLS radio host – yahoo
  • Progressive talk show hits drive time – mountain xpress
  • MSNBC’s Latest Acquisition, Ed Shultz, Is Roiling Rustic on Populist Mission – new york observer
  • Christie launches radio campaign – daily record
  • Radio show host Bob Jones on housing panel – caller times
  • MICHELLE OBAMA ‘TRASHED’ BY RADIO HOST: Tammy Bruce fills in for conservative Laura Ingraham, calls first lady ‘trash in the White House.” – eurweb
  • LA radio personality says there is “Trash in the White House” – examiner
  • A Leninist View of the American Media – american thinker
  • Conservative media run with dubious SkyNews claim of Obama “teleprompt blunder” – media matters
  • Blast from the Past: Another Connection Between Anti-Semitic KPFK Host and La Voz de Aztlan – oc weekly
  • Rush Limbaugh Subjects Are Still Kissing His Ring – tpm
  • EIB Conversation: Rush and Levin Talk About “Liberty and Tyranny” – rush limbaugh
  • Reid uses Limbaugh in fundraising e-mail – sign on san diego
  • Mike Huckabee Likens Abortion to Slavery – newsmax

FCC & Legal

  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • On The Radio: NPR experiences listener boom – ny daily news
  • NPR Enjoys Record Ratings – media post
  • NPR’s broadcast audience surges. Can it do the same online? – the industry standard
  • US urges Iran to give access to jailed journalist – stuff.co.nz
  • Colorado Public Radio dropping plans to expand news programming – denver westword
  • MPR’s Broadcast Journalist Series: Frank Deford – city pages
  • NPR Host Gets Candid About Hot Topics. Talk Show Host Michel Martin Tells Us More About Her Program’s Mission of Providing Diverse Voices – georgetown university
  • KOCV Radio to Remain on the Air – kwes
  • WSKG adds to radio team. Vestal Sam Goodyear has joined the radio team at WSKG Public Broadcasting. – pressconnects
  • ‘This American Life’ goes live again in movie theaters – pittsburgh post gazette
  • They’re Built — Now Will the Listeners Come? As HD Radio goes, NPR affiliate WFAE(FM) in Charlotte, N.C., is a veteran. – radio online
  • KEILLOR: The poetry of spring – star telegram
  • Plymouth-Canton radio outlet named High School Station of the Year – detroit news
  • Revived WHRC Changes Station, Chooses DJs – bi college news online
  • DeMint speaks to Robertson’s CBN about Fairness Doctrine – charleston city paper

Streaming & Tech

  • Hottest tracks to cost $1.29 at iTunes starting April 7 – la times
  • Gen2Media and Emmis Communications Partner to Launch Internet TV Channels on Top New York and L.A. Radio Websites – yahoo
  • Interactive One Names Napster CTO David Wolfe to the Newly Created Position of Chief Product and Operating Officer – yahoo
  • Last.fm Silences Third-Party Mobile Apps – gizmodo
  • Last.fm goes payware. UK, US and Germany excluded – register.co.uk
  • Last.fm to charge users outside UK, USA and Germany – icm
  • Now, Pay to Listen Last.fm Radio – techtree
  • AT&T CruiseCast Lines Up Suppliers For In-Car TV. Service to Provide 42 Channels of Satellite TV and Radio – multichannel
  • adionomy Doubles Funding For Custom Internet Radio Platform – tech crunch
  • AT&T first to test RIAA antipiracy plan – cnet
  • AT&T exec: ISP will never terminate service on RIAA’s word – cnet
  • EMI’s catalog comes to Project Playlist – cnet
  • HD Radio Multicasts Reaches 1,000 Stations – radio magazine
  • More streaming radio apps for iPhone. Quartet of apps takes different approach to streaming Internet radio to your mobile device – macworld
  • iPhone apps: Pocket Tunes Radio, Medical Abbreviation – ipodnn
  • JUMP Radio suspends live broadcasts – peak online
  • Boxee Adds Pandora Radio and Hints at the Future – the apple blog
  • After radio, Carolla is podcast king – arizona republic
  • Endeavour radio back online – boston standard
  • In satellite royalty appeal, judge questions legitimacy of CRB – rain
  • New lossless mp3HD format trades convenience for file size – ars technica
  • HD is Booming With One Thousand Multicasts – radio 2020
  • Musicians criticise Google in YouTube royalties battle – nme
  • Study: Technology can overwhelm even 20-somethings (AP) – yahoo
  • St. Peter Chanel Series To Host Authors, Radio Host – the georgia bulletin

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Sir David Jason apologises for Pakistani joke in radio broadcast – telegraph
  • Sir David Jason makes Del Boy-style dodgy ‘racist’ joke live on radio show – mirror
  • UTV urges easing of UK radio regulations – mediaweek uk
  • Global Radio still in deal talks with OFT – mediaweek uk
  • Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe to launch new book at Alexander’s in Chester – cheshire online
  • Radio 2 host Sarah Kennedy overcooks the tanned look – daily mail
  • Students tested by reality radio – yorkshire post
  • Crosby Century FM star, Salty, speaks as station re-launches as Real Radio – crosby herald
  • Meridian FM applies for full-time licence – this is east grinstead
  • World Radio Network gets SIRIUS – radiotoday
  • David Jason in frosty reception – radiotoday
  • McGinley returns to Isle of Wight – radiotoay
  • You can’t beat a bit of Bowen – radiotoday
  • Student Conference goes global – radiotoday

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • ABC appoints first female director of news – yahoo au
  • Radio station refuses to be ‘used by ANC’ – iol za
  • Brave new era in radio – smh au
  • Digital radio: a stepping stone to something better? – pc authority
  • On-air disabled duo make radio awards finals – wairarapa times age
  • Australia: Interview with Neil Mitchell, Radio 3AW Melbourne – isria
  • Radio: Who Knew It Could be So Hot? Indian Radio Innovator Receives 2009 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year Award – web newswire
  • Radio advertisers’ profile in north sees change – radio and music
  • DW-radio looks for Indian partnership – individual.com
  • General Manager of Radio Station Shed Tears – the epoch times
  • Singapore’s internet radio streaming dries up – challelnewasis
  • São Paulo radio station teaches old media new tricks – cnn
  • Qatar: Autonomous TV, radio agency set up – zawya
  • Youth Affairs and Sports announces Talk Show Talent Search – sknvibes
  • Five radio broadcasting applications submitted – swazi observer
  • Transport Minister’s car collides with radio show host – sowetan

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Forecast: Radio Revs Down 11% In Top 50 Markets
  • Bigby Named OM At KRLD-FM
  • Wegmann Joins Radio One
  • Howe Leads CBS Radio Tampa/Orlando
  • Teen Confesses To Weber Killing
  • DeBella Re-Ups With WMGK/Philly
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 25, 2009
  • CHUM-AM Drops Oldies After 20 Years
  • Ridenour Ushers In Urban At Malaco
  • Street Talk: Gretchen Returns To Alice
  • Bonneville’s All News WTOP Marks 40th Anniversary
  • HD Radio Reaches Milestones
  • Todd N’ Tyler Add KJOT
  • Dymond Tapped As Connoisseur Erie, Pa., Market Manager
  • CBS Radio Names Leisengang To VP Post
  • Flo Rida Meets Kids In O Hio
  • Emmis/L.A. & N.Y. Partners With Gen2Media For Online TV
  • Conclave Honors Goldstein, McGee With Rockwell Award
  • Mobile Marketing Vet Debson Joins HipCricket
  • Purdy To Oversee CBS/Houston
  • Update: Arbitron Cuts 10% Of Workforce
  • musicFirst: Most Music Stations Would Pay Discounted Fee
  • Killorin Upped at PlayNetwork
  • Artists Support Mom And Pop Shops On Record Store Day

All Access

  • iTunes To Charge $1.29 For Top Tracks
  • Senate Version Of LPFM Bill Introduced
  • Interactive One Names Wolfe Chief Product/Operating Officer
  • Man Buys KXNT Ads To Find Job
  • Hearst Offers To Buy Rest Of Hearst-Argyle
  • WRIC-F/Richlands, VA Sold
  • KYCR/Twin Cities To Flip To Business
  • Snow Causes Trouble For Wyoming Public Radio
  • Rod Calarco Exits Cumulus/Westchester
  • Tubla Exits KQMQ/Honolulu, Stays On Sister Stations
  • Dundas Named Dir. Of Radio For Australia’s ABC
  • AT&T Satellite Radio/TV System Inks Partnership Deals
  • WYCD Offers A Swift Experience
  • What Exit? NJ 101.5’s ‘Empty Wallet Campaign’ Hits Turnpike
  • Ramsey Offers ‘Town Hall For Hope’
  • Koolidge Visits Cubs, Sox Camps
  • ‘Weekend Throwdown’ Adds Three
  • Sean Lynch Adds Three Saga Stations
  • Dan Seals Passes

Radio Ink

  • Howe Heads CBS Radio/Tampa & Orlando
  • Wegmann Named Radio One RVP, Abernethy Adds Detroit Duties
  • Leisengang Named To New VP Post At CBS Radio
  • Bayliss Radio Scholarship Fund Looks To Reception For Support
  • Dymond Tapped As Market Manager For Connoisseur/Erie
  • Ramsey To Host ‘Town Hall For Hope’
  • Teenager Confesses To Weber Murder
  • HD Alliance: 1,000 Multicasts On The Air
  • Updated: Arbitron Cuts 10% Of Staff
  • Shield Law Approved By House Judiciary Committee
  • Genachowski Nomination Goes To Senate
  • Nine More Sign On To Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Hartmann Joins Foneshow Lineup
  • Emmis Signs With Gen2Media For Online Video
  • Westwood One Sets Cost-Cutting Measures

FMQB

  • HD Radio Reaches Milestones
  • Arbitron Announces Workforce Cutbacks
  • NAB, Free Radio Alliance Dispute Royalty Study
  • Brian Purdy Named SVP/Market Manager For CBS Radio Houston
  • Helen Leisengang appointed VP of Sales, Integrated Marketing and Special Events for CBS Radio
  • Don Howe named SVP at CBS-Tampa & Orlando
  • AT&T testing RIAA anti-piracy plan
  • WMG removes music from Last.fm
  • ‘Rihanna’s Law’ proposed
  • Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger still has a chance
  • Lars Ulrich to talk digital music with Reznor

Inside Radio

  • In-car competition grows.
  • Nielsen’s looks for high-tech option.
  • LPFM bill takes on translators.
  • CBS gives NTR an executive upgrade.
  • Station sells iPhone app.
  • Emmis sites add web TV.
  • Radio gets Ramsey town hall.
  • THL: Happy with Clear Channel.
  • Des Moines trio fired.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron cuts 10% of staff
  • Moody’s downgrades Cumulus Media Partners
  • More papers to stop the presses?
  • Murder arrest in New York
  • Teen obesity factor isolated
  • NAB, musicFIRST exchange potshots
  • Market says Cox Enterprises should pay more for Cox Radio
  • Rangel joins Performance Tax opposition
  • HD Radio hits two milestones
  • ABC News Radio to offer “Battle at the Border”
  • Westwood One cutting more
  • Ad-ID announcement gets some questions
  • More vulgarity on the airwaves
  • ESPN Radio personalities to be featured in ESPNEWS

Radio Online

  • Radio One Appoints Chris Wegmann as Regional VP
  • Bigby Adds OM Duties for KRLD-FM (The Fan)/Dallas
  • Howe Appointed SVP/MM for CBS Radio/Tampa, Orlando
  • CBS Radio Names Leisengang VP/Sales, IM/Special Events
  • Conclave Names Goldstein, McGee as Rockwell Recipients
  • Connoisseur/Erie Taps Nancy Dymond as Market Manager
  • 16-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of ABC’s George Weber
  • HipCricket Adds Mobile Marketing Vet Scott Debson
  • WEPN-AM (1050 ESPN Radio) New York promotes long-time host Brandon Tierney to late mornings
  • Arbitron VP/Sales Operations & Business Development Tom O’Sullivan is out
  • WBQB-FM /Fredericksburg, VA, brings in Chris Centore to host mornings
  • Denis “Catfish” Miller joins Country KCHQ-FM (Q102)/Rexburg, ID, as PD/mornings
  • WCSJ-FM/Morris, IL, “Sunday Show” hosts Dick Steele and Don Neushwander are out
  • Todd-N-Tyler adds KJOT-FM (J-105)/Boise, ID
  • HD Radio Reaches Major Milestones with 1000 Multicasts
  • Genachowski Nomination as FCC Chair Sent to Senate

NTS Aircheck

  • Teen Confesses To Killing George Weber
  • Weber’s Alleged Killer Liked “Extreme Violence”
  • Weber’s Family Speaks Out
  • CBS Promotes Purdy, Adds Leisengang
  • Whole ‘Lotta Rosie
  • Stimulus Idea: Advertise!
  • Moore Names New Players At Citadel/Los Angeles

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia
  • Radio One, Inc. Announces That Christopher Wegmann Has Been Named Vice President/General Manager of St. Louis and Regional Vice President over Dallas
  • Arbitron Hit With Cutbacks
  • Jadakiss at E-93 Savannah, GA
  • Arbitron Releases RADAR 100 March 2009 Radio Network Ratings

All About Country

  • Gibson Guitars Cuts Workforce
  • The $1.29 Download Comes To iTunes
  • Craig Morgan Charity Ride Set For Tuesday
  • KFKF/KC PD Dale Carter Throws His Hat In The Ring
  • WYCD/Detroit Presents The Taylor Swift Fearless Experience
  • Arbitron Releases Results From 4-PPM Markets Today
  • CBS/Tampa & Orlando Gets Don Howe
  • More Artists Confirm For CMA Music Festival
  • Dailey & Vincent Hit The Media Prepping For Album Release
  • Rexburg, ID Gets A ‘Catfish’
  • 650 WSM Presents Patsy Cline Special
  • WSOC/Charlotte Moves Into New Digs
  • Gloriana’s First Trip To ACM’s Documented On CBS.com
  • Mac McAnally Featured On Cool Country
  • Emily West Sends Radio Happy April 6th
  • 1000 Stations Now Broadcasting in HD
  • Artists & Friends Gather For Ernie Ashworth/Ray Griff Benefit
  • Jonalee White Gets CBuJ Distribution
  • Connoisseur Media Erie Cluster Hires Nancy Dymond As GM