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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 04-02-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • CBS RADIO Completes Swap Deal – red orbit
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Forms Special Committee to Evaluate Cox Media Group’s Tender Offer – yahoo
  • Corus Entertainment’s second quarter financial results to be released April 8, 2009 – yahoo
  • Veteran liberal radio host Ed Schultz gets MSNBC job – star tribune
  • McKay to Exit WXTU-FM/Philadelphia as Program Director – radio online
  • Dickey, Field, Morgan Join NAB Radio Board – radio ink
  • Jon Holiday Exits Dial Global to Open Consultancy – radio online
  • “Woodman” returns to K104 – pougkeepsie journal
  • Premiere Is Number One Again On The RADAR Screen… – mel phillips now and then
  • Entravision’s Los Angeles Radio Stations Post Significant Audience Growth – pr newswire
  • Thoughts on Radio’s Digital Future – ibiquity
  • Congressional bill could cost radio industry billions – trib star
  • WFMU bash will be a music free-for-all – ny daily news
  • Sirius XM Available on iPhone: The Wait Is Over – seeking alpha
  • Silk FM owner needs more cash by end of April to survive – crains manchester business

Radio News US:

Business & FinancialBusiness & FInancial:

  • Lenders: Tough Months Ahead For Radio – radio and records
  • Slow recovery for local radio and TV. That’s the disappointing outlook in a new forecast – media life
  • CBS RADIO Completes Deal To Swap Five Mid-Size Market Stations for Two Large Market Stations With Clear Channel Communications – red orbit
  • Value of media mergers and acquisitions plunges in Q1 – b2b
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Forms Special Committee to Evaluate Cox Media Group’s Tender Offer – yahoo
  • Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Tender Offer for Cox Radio, Inc. – yahoo
  • 10-K: DEBUT BROADCASTING CORPORATION, INC. – market watch
  • Corus Entertainment’s second quarter financial results to be released April 8, 2009 – yahoo
  • Leave Sirius XM Alone – motley fool
  • Sirius XM First Quarter Review – sirius buzz

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Veteran liberal radio host Ed Schultz gets MSNBC job – star tribune
  • Veteran radio host Ed Schultz gets his own hourlong program on MSNBC – star tribune
  • McKay to Exit WXTU-FM/Philadelphia as Program Director – radio online
  • Jon Holiday Exits Dial Global to Open Consultancy – radio online
  • Dickey, Field, Morgan Join NAB Radio Board – radio ink
  • Eleanor Mondale’s cancer returns; she’s off the air at WCCO radio – twin cities
  • What’s Next for Rock Jock Arthur P.? – myfoxdetroit
  • Oldies are out, talk is in at 3 valley radio stations. Three local radio stations are changing their formats next week from oldies music to talk radio. WBNR (1260 AM), WGHQ(920 AM) and WLNA (1420 AM) will be known as the Hudson Valley Talk Radio network. – poughkeepsie journal
  • “Woodman” returns to K104 – pougkeepsie journal
  • K104’s ‘new’ morning guy a well-known local voice. ‘Woodman’ back; April Fools’ debut puzzles listeners – record online
  • Talk shows give way to beach music on Charleston radio station – the state
  • Oldies are out the door at AM 790. New format will keep Imus and ditch ‘Scarborough Fair’ for Joe – east bay ri
  • All Flood, All The Time On KFGO Fargo – wcco
  • Beasley/Vegas launches “102.7 Now” – radio business report
  • Radio Station KFUO is for Sale – all about jazz
  • Aroma Radio? A local radio station is now able to reach its audience not only through sound but smell. – week.comnews review
  • Could St. Louis lose its only classical music radio station? – ksdk
  • KJFK program’s future uncertain. Christiane Brown, host of a popular KJFK political talk program, is struggling to keep the program on the air.
  • Former Columbia Radio Announcer The New Voice of The Atlanta Braves – wltx
  • Bulls Reach New Partnership with 99.9 FM The Fan – our sports central
  • Bulls have a new home on the radio – herald sun
  • GVSU, WMUS-FM extend football contract – holland sentinel
  • Amarillo Dusters find a radio home – amarillo.com

News & PR

  • Radio station’s April Fool’s joke backfires – kvbc
  • KTAR Pulls Stunt on Audience; Speed Camera Story Fake – phoenix new times
  • Prank radio report about Blagojevich riles some – sj-r
  • Tuesday at NAB: New Technologies for Radio – radio world
  • Talk show hosts hold funeral to mock-mourn middle class. State Police estimate 150 gather in Trenton to oppose N.J. budget – daily record
  • Mel Berman still reeling ’em in on the radio – tampa bay
  • Reporter Loses Job Over Altered Video Of Fox’s Gibson – the washington post
  • WEGENER VPs to Address Content Distribution to Key Audiences at NAB 2009 – pr newswire
  • Premiere Is Number One Again On The RADAR Screen… – mel phillips now and then
  • KCEE being sold; more questions about Citizen – az biz
  • Q&A with Talk-Show Host and Author Mark Levin – citizen link
  • The Midnight Trucking Radio Network Celebrates It’s 40th Anniversary – layover
  • Listeners ‘bash’ female. Despite having more callers than the male opponent, female is faced with vulgar name calling. – the rip
  • Radio veteran spotlights broadcasting’s rise in Music City in new book. Radio veteran spotlights broadcasting’s rise in Music City in new book | nashville broadcasting, lee dorman, jerry house – the city paper
  • Entravision’s Los Angeles Radio Stations Post Significant Audience Growth – pr newswire
  • Cell-Phone-Only Sampling Underway in 151 Spring Radio Diary Markets – arbitron
  • RADAR 100 Cume Audience Estimates Show Strength of Network Radio – arbitron
  • Radio veteran Lee Dorman will be at Davis Kidd Thursday to sign copies of his new book, ‘Nashville Broadcasting.’
  • Broadcaster and author Lee Dorman’s love for local radio covers some 48 years, dating back to his days as a rock ‘n’ roll DJ and later a general manager with stints at WKDA and WLAC.
  • HERB CAEN, Feb. 21, 1967: Radio, stage and film – san francisco chronicle
  • Longtime Local Radio Personality Passes Away. Gene Fiscus — better known as Gene Williams, long-time Yankton radio personality – press and dakotan
  • WVAS/FM wins news awards – montgomery advertiser
  • WAVI launches cell-phone campaign to deter domestic violence – rapid city journal
  • Disc jockey honored. Tyrone “Playa” Glover received his just rewards this week when he was honored by local dignataries for his work as a disc jockey at radio staton KOCZ 103.7 FM in Opelousas. – daily world

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Commercial radios last chance. Commercial radio broadcasting lives and dies on its ability to monetize its brand and program. – follow the media
  • Bad News, Good News – jacobs media
  • 9 Months and Counting for Citadel Radio – inside music media
  • Thoughts on Radio’s Digital Future – ibiquity
  • Stimulus package is borrowed money (Fairness Doctrine) – daily commercial
  • Limbaugh: Obama May Give Gordon Brown “Anal Poisoning” – huffington post
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Psychic Profile: Peggy Rometo on Why People Will Follow, Listen to Him – wowwowwow
  • Local Limbaughs – newsmax
  • Farewell, Glenn Beck, poet! – salon
  • O’Reilly doesn’t rest on ratings in battle against NBC – js online
  • David Letterman wars in words with Bill O’Reilly on ‘Late Show’ – ny daily news
  • Flint mayoral candidates address economic woes in radio forum – mlive

FCC & Legal

  • Congressional bill could cost radio industry billions – trib star
  • FCC Releases April 8 Meeting Agenda. National broadband plan, female and minority ownership among topics – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily DIgest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WFMU bash will be a music free-for-all – ny daily news
  • Frazee native elected to National Public Radio board of directors – the frazee froum
  • New public television and radio executive drawn to Waco by warmer weather – waco trib
  • Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting names new CEO – waco trib
  • WDET-FM host Ann Delisi thankful for public broadcasting – detroit news
  • NPR Opens a Bureau in Pakistan – ny times
  • Public radio gets HD transmitter. Wilmington public radio station WHQR announced Tuesday it has purchased a new HD transmitter to replace its 26-year-old unit, which was subject to increasing failures. – star news online
  • “Radio Daze” – 32 High School Students provide entertainment – st james news
  • GVHS grad wins pair of broadcast awards – village soup
  • Low Power Radio Turns Up Local Pride – daily yonder

Streaming & Tech

  • Sirius XM Available on iPhone: The Wait Is Over – seeking alpha
  • The Online Opportunity For Radio Stations – search engine land
  • Radio On Internet: All Content — And Sales — Is Local – radio and records
  • News Corp names former AOL CEO as digital chief – reuters
  • RIAA to Brittany Kruger: Pay now. Or else. – p2pnet
  • Averting radio spectrum saturation, opportunistically – ict results
  • AudioVideoWeb Announces New Expanded Streaming Media Event Management System – pr newswire
  • Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics – billboard
  • YouTube yanks music videos from German site. Meanwhile Billy Bragg takes a swipe at Google – theregister.co.uk

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Silk FM owner needs more cash by end of April to survive – crains manchester business
  • Les Ross ready to hang up his headphones – birmingham post
  • Local Radio needs cash after open offer defeat – yahoo ie
  • BBC: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson to bring Down The Line to BBC Two – individual.com
  • The green room: Simon Bates, radio DJ. ‘I farm cattle and they fart. The theory is that they create their own sort of ozone layer all to themselves’ – guardian
  • Radio Ga Ga: Students air their views on the airwaves – the independent

Canada

  • Corus Entertainment’s second quarter financial results to be released April 8, 2009 – yahoo
  • Toronto broadcaster weeps over air rage charges. A Toronto broadcaster cried in a St. John’s, Nfld., courtroom yesterday as she appeared on charges related to an air rage incident aboard an Air Canada flight. – the star
  • Rogers to broadcast games from Saginaw – the london freepress

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Radio broadcast live from Wongan Hills – fairfax digital au
  • W.O.A Records Partners with Universal Music Australia – pr usa
  • 96 FM radio team –April Fool’s joke – pattaya people
  • BIG 92.7 FM Stations observe April Fool’s Day – media newsline
  • Road waves: FM stations help police control traffic – express india
  • Smaller FM stations extend client base through like-minded larger FM players – exchange 4 media
  • Philippine broadcasting network GMA posts net growth in 2008 – individual.com