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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 04-09-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • FCC Push On PPM, Minority Ownership media daily news
  • Corus sees encouraging signs amid ad slump brn
  • Astral Media Shows Growth in Q2 Results broadcaster magazine
  • XM Canada’s solid second quarter performance yahoo
  • Web’s Cut of Ad Dollars to Pass 15% by 2013 mediaweek
  • Hollywood Hamilton returns to local airwaves oc register
  • Guthrie To Retire From WOAI radio and records
  • Adams Adds KHMX/Houston Programming Stripes radio online
  • Radio station flipping to talk-business format providence turnto10
  • Radio Murder Confession Triggers FBI Investigation (KISS) wltw
  • More on the AP chasing a rural TN radio station (video) knox news
  • ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman Steps Down billboard
  • Montel Williams Debuts Radio Show mediapost
  • WMJX/Boston Draws NAL With $4,000 Contest Fine radio ink
  • Iran charges American (NPR Journalist) with spying the spokesman review
  • HD Radio Crying Out to Be Heard ny times
  • Internet Radio Industry Moves to Webcast Metrics As Standard audio4cast
  • French reject internet piracy law bbc
  • Billy Bob Thornton freaks out during CBC ‘Q’ interview the vancouver sun
  • Fiery start to radio ratings year. Coverage of the fires boosted 774 ABC to the top position wa today au

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Corus Entertainment declares monthly dividend for Class A and B shareholders yahoo
  • Corus sees encouraging signs amid ad slump brn
  • Continued growth in satellite radio underpins XM Canada’s solid second quarter performance yahoo
  • Astral Media Shows Growth in Q2 Results broadcaster magazine
  • Radio falls victim to recession inland news today Gloomy forecasts haunt brief market rally. Big media stocks up, but analyst says it’ll get ‘ugly again’ the hollywood reporter
  • Lee Partners ‘Bullish On Advertising’ radio ink
  • eMarketer: Web’s Cut of Ad Dollars to Pass 15% by 2013 mediaweek

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Hollywood Hamilton returns to local airwaves oc register
  • Guthrie To Retire From WOAI radio and records
  • Adams Adds KHMX/Houston Programming Stripes radio online
  • Adams Officially Takes Over Mix/Houston radio and records
  • Radio station flipping to talk-business format providence turnto10
  • Citadel to WPRV-AM/Providence to Talk ”AM790” radio online
  • Imus Headlines Newstalk 1160 Lineup Starting Monday, April 13th from 6am-10am pr log
  • WBYN changes formats. People tuning into the Boyertown station 107.5 FM (Frank FM) on April 1, may have been surprised to hear a Christian format rather than Classic Rock berks mont news
  • Cubs expected to announce Spanish-language radio partnership chicago tribune
  • Apex Woman Uses Radio To Give Advice wake my nc
  • Cotlar finds work at another Des Moines radio station (KBGG) des moines register
  • Westwood One’s Andrew Hersam Let Go mediaweek
  • Winchester Radio takes flight on WHK by James Mileti the lakewood observer
  • KSTP-AM to fill big gap in schedule with Madison duo star tribune
  • Playoff talk all the rage on sports-talk radio contra costa times
  • Podolak to return to Hawkeye radio kwwl
  • A different tune for KU. Jayhawk football, hoops will now be on 94.7-FM instead of AM station hutch news
  • Yankees and ESPN Come to Local Radio Station (WVEI) springfield abc40tv
  • Storm and K-Frog Announce Partnership for 2009 our sports central

News & PR

  • Valley man calls radio, confesses witnessing murder in 1988 (KISS) az family
  • Radio Confession Triggers FBI Investigation. Man Confesses To Witnessing Murder In 1988 wltw
  • AP orders affiliate to pull embedded YouTube vids. Radio station ‘stunned’ by ‘unlicenced’ use attack theregister.co.uk
  • Associated Press Threatens To Sue Associated Press (WTNQ-FM) – anorak
  • Does AP know how its YouTube channel works? (WTNQ) cnet
  • More on the AP chasing a rural TN radio station (video) knox news
  • AP Seems Shocked to Discover Its Own YouTube Channel pc world
  • Quote Of The Day: On An AP Executive Threatening Its Own Affiliate For Embedding A Video From The AP’s You Tube Channel moderate voice
  • ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman Steps Down billboard
  • STERN: KEEP STUTTERING ny post
  • Cart inventor dead at 77. inside radio
  • To friends, George Weber was the best news ny daily news
  • ‘Radio the way it used to be’ Local radio legend dies in Sag Harbor (Paul Sidney) the suffolk times
  • Sherman Baldwin, program director and afternoon host at WROW 590 AM, was fired Wednesday albany times union
  • A look at Charleston’s AM radio stations the digitel pure charleston
  • KRML closes company store contra costa times
  • What’s Hot with Hispanics – All In One Place (hispanicmarketweekly.com) prnewswire
  • WGN America Sets For Rebrand. Network readies new logo, creates new network “sound” (Lee Abrams) broadcasting and cable
  • Radio station WLUP holds rally for baseball fans examiner
  • Street named after Astros’ broadcaster (Milo Hamilton) triangle business journal
  • Anti-Semitism On KPFK? mediabistro
  • SFR Talk: Hey Mister DJ santa fe reporter
  • Jimmy Lane: WCTY celebrates 35 years of country music programming norwich bulletin
  • Couric, Dr. Ruth honored at Emmys the leader
  • Drive Starts In California To “Save Talk Radio” khts
  • ‘Talkin’ Muskegon’ (WKBZ) mlive
  • Q&A with D-Backs radio voice Greg Schulte az central

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Blogger predicts summer death of satellite radio radio business report
  • Will iPods kill Satellite Radio? hear2.0
  • Fagreed Takes a Haircut inside music media
  • College radio vs. mainstream radio examiner
  • I Have Chosen Adam Lambert’s First Single the infinite dial
  • True/Slant Tests Another Model Of Web Journalism alllthingsdigital
  • Is ‘free’ the future of music? Could the success of music-streaming services such as Spotify point to a viable long-term business model for the music industry? telegraph uk
  • It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over packer smart talk tips
  • Pandora’s box opened, a radio industry revolution the dec online
  • Rush Limbaugh: GOP’s ‘de facto’ leader the swamp
  • KOA plays Republican responses to Obama’s radio talks after previously giving Dems the Heisman denver westword
  • The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right (Paperback) buzzflash
  • Montel Williams Debuts Radio Show mediapost
  • Podcast: Montel says he’ll run for office politico
  • New Radio Host Montel Williams Tells Newt Gingrich ‘Shut Up!’ You’re Riling Up Nuclear War! news busters
  • Laura Ingraham Tweaks ‘Today’ On Obama Obsession news busters
  • Glenn Beck and The Consequences of Crazy Talk huffington post
  • Glenn Beck 2008 vs. Glenn Beck 2009 mediamatters
  • The Rise of Glenn Beck’s Bizarre Media Militia alternet
  • Hawaii GOP airs radio ad attacking Maui Rep. Bertram honolulu advertiser


The Eliminationists: Hate Talk and the Radical Right

FCC & Legal

  • FCC seeks input on national broadband plan cnet
  • FCC holds up rural radio reform radio business report
  • Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry From FCC fmqb
  • FCC Expands Minority Ownership Data Collection. Copps says order is “music to the ears” of those who want to change “shameful state of affairs” broadcasting and cable
  • UPDATE: FCC Acting Chairman To Act Boldly On Media Diversity wall street journal
  • FCC Push On PPM, Minority Ownership media daily news
  • FCC to Improve Minority, Female Broadcast Ownership radio online
  • FCC Prepares For Video Competition Data Drop broadcast newsroom
  • WMJX/Boston Draws NAL With $4,000 Contest Fine radio ink
  • Former radio station owners files suit against buyer. The former owners of a Hilo FM radio station are suing the current owners for nonpayment. ( KHWI-FM 92.7) west hawaii today
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Planning for the Future of Public Radio News poynter online
  • NPR’s Gross shares life stories indiana daily student
  • KERA-FM Says NPR Hasn’t Asked the Station to Hold a Pledge Drive for the Mothership dallas observer
  • Iran charges American with spying the spokesman review
  • Father To Fight For U.S. Journalist Held In Iran cbs3
  • Mary Louise Mussoline new RadioMilwaukee Exec Director js online
  • Mussoline named WYMS radio executive the milwaukee business journal
  • NPR’s Terry Gross to headline Dauphin County Library benefit penn live
  • Two WGLS-FM student documentaries claim additional national awards courier post online
  • Teenage intern keeps Christian radio listeners laughing maryland gazette
  • Performance Rights Act Coming to a Christian Radio Station Near You associated content
  • Christian Radio Station Donates Clothing To UAB’s RNICU (WIBZ) abc3340

Streaming & Tech

  • HD Radio Crying Out to Be Heard ny times
  • More Automakers Commit to HD Radio radio magazine
  • Ando: Sole Streaming Radio Ratings Source mediaweek
  • Ando opens Webcast Metrics to multiple sales forces rain
  • Internet Radio Industry Moves to Webcast Metrics As Standard audio4cast
  • NYTimes-turned-NPR Exec: “Not Very Bullish on People Paying for News Content” mediabistro
  • Jarvis to Newspaper Publishers: “You Blew It” mediabistro
  • RushmoreDrive.com Announces Strategic Partnership With Citadel Media pr web
  • Dees Debuts Version 3.0 pr newswire
  • ESPN’s Chicago Web venture launches Monday chicago tribune
  • Variable pricing spreads to Amazon, Lala, Rhapsody, Wal-Mart ars technica
  • Criticism, Doubts Over iTunes Price Changes billboard
  • Record Labels Winners In Apple, Amazon Price War information week
  • RIAA gives thumbs up to France’s three-strike law cnet
  • France rejects Three Strikes. Has Hadopi had it? register.co.uk
  • Facebook’s ad pitch: Meet the ‘active network’ cnet
  • iPhone Skype may be tip of the iceberg for carriers the industry standard
  • Google chief lectures newspapers theregister.co.uk
  • Surfer Network Granted Second Patent in Streaming Media Technology radio magazine

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • A compilation of Russell Brand’s radio shows reveals there’s life after ‘Sachsgate’ the independent
  • Bauer appoints Gort as Big City marketing head marketing week
  • Festival boost as Radio 1 tunes in news scotsman
  • Des Cahill Unveiled As New Presenter of The Sunday Game ad world
  • Radio station blasts council for allowing aerial alterations tottenham journal
  • Toby Anstis takes the biscuit radio today
  • Classic FM educates and informs radio today
  • Hillsborough special at GMG radio today
  • Mock horror, Rock Radio parties! radio today
  • Strule FM proves to be radio star with Sony nomination ulster herald
  • The Media Week – C4, Global Radio, Digital Media Owners’ Survey, MediaCom – 8 April 2009 mediaweek uk
  • Broadcast International Appoints SkyRec Company Group as Italian Representative dmn newswire
  • European Commission launches consultation on PSB funding mediaweek uk
  • France rejects Three Strikes. Has Hadopi had it? register.co.uk

Canada

  • Corus Entertainment declares monthly dividend for Class A and B shareholders yahoo
  • Corus plots radio cuts the peterborough examiner
  • Corus sees encouraging signs amid ad slump brn
  • Continued growth in satellite radio underpins XM Canada’s solid second quarter performance yahoo
  • Astral Media shows continuous growth in the second quarter for fiscal 2009 individual.com
  • Astral Media Shows Growth in Q2 Results broadcaster magazine
  • Canada Mulls Broadcast Bailout. Union warns against relaxing content obligations adweek
  • Billy Bob Thornton freaks out during CBC ‘Q’ interview the vancouver sun
  • Actor Billy Bob Thornton spars with CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi google
  • Billy Bob Thornton tussles with radio host entertainment weekly
  • Video: Billy Bob Thornton Flips Out On Canadian Radio Station the cleveland leader
  • Radio group plans to reapply. Gabriola Society still hopes to get a licence to broadcast canada.com
  • Astral Media shores up Vancouver radio station media in canada
  • Fund Should be Available to All Local Broadcasters–Media Guild broadcaster magazine

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • 104.7 talk of the town once more the canberra times
  • Fiery start to radio ratings year. Coverage of the fires boosted 774 ABC to the top position reports Michael Lallo. wa today
  • RadMark Top 10 SA Radio Case Study Project demonstrates radio’s efficacy marketing web
  • Somalia Hardline Group Silences Radio nasdaq
  • Sierra Leone: Death Snatches Radio Manager, 7 Others all africa
  • Digital radio gets some bandwidth dna
  • Stations Report on Reconstruction, Aid in Gaza internews
  • Azerbaijani radio stations give up from Turkish songs as sign of protest against Turkey-Armenia diplomatic ties abc.az

Trades

Radio & Records

  • FCC To Mine Deeper Into Ownership Data Collection
  • Updated: FCC’s Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry
  • Adams Officially Takes Over Mix/Houston
  • Guthrie To Retire From WOAI
  • Country Star’s R&R Quote Used By NAB For War On Royalties
  • Ando: Sole Streaming Radio Ratings Source
  • ESPN Launches Chicago Sports Web Portal
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 8, 2009
  • Dees Aims To Please
  • Romance 106.7 Gets Real In Mornings
  • Breeze Leaves Mix/Palm Springs
  • For Wagman, The Time Is NOW
  • Street Talk: Arriens Goes To The Rockies
  • Mussoline New RadioMilwaukee Executive Director
  • KUT Sets Fundraising Record
  • Street Talk: Skyler Goes To Ft. Wayne
  • Land Rover Making HD Radio Available
  • Hedgecock Sounds Censorship Alarm
  • Obits: Williams, Roman
  • ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman Steps Down
  • SCBA: Southland Radio Saw $1B In ’08 Ad Revs
  • Benson To Exit Cumulus/San Francisco
  • On The Streetz Of Atlanta
  • MIW: Steady Level Of Female GMs
  • WW1 Shows Hersam The Door

All Access

  • A Murder Confession Live On Kiss FM?
  • Robbins Nashville Closes Doors
  • Hollywood Hamilton Adds Afternoons At KBIGCotlar Back On Air In Des Moines
  • Billy Bob Gives The CBC An Odd Interview
  • KRML Closes Store, Station For Sale
  • Prebil And Murphy Join KSTP
  • Minnesota Public Radio Reaches Deal On Light Rail Noise
  • Huero Leaves Riviera/Phoenix Posts
  • WMAS-A/Springfield, MA Goes Sports
  • Citadel Partners With Rushmoredrive.com
  • Grand Ole Opry To Open New Store In Downtown Nashville
  • Adam Gregory Cancels Dates
  • Miranda Lambert Soft As Cotton
  • Guthrie Retiring From WOAI
  • ESPN 1000 Website Revamp To Add Regional Sports Content
  • Dolans Launch Web Venture
  • Baldwin Out At WROW
  • WEIM Now WPKZ
  • Larson Named Voice Of K.C. T-Bones
  • Furr Fills In At WBT
  • Dove Award Performers Announced
  • Gospel Patriarch Pop Winans Dies
  • Longtime Nashville News Anchor Dan Miller Passes

Radio Ink

  • Adelstein: PPM Investigation ‘Forthcoming’
  • FCC Moves To Collect More Data On Minority, Female Ownership
  • WMJX/Boston Draws NAL With $4,000 Contest Fine
  • NAB Launches Anti-Royalties Website
  • SoCal Still A Billion-Dollar Market
  • Mussoline Heads RadioMilwaukee
  • Dees Launches All Number 1 Hits
  • New Radio Heard Here Spots Available
  • MIWs: Number Of Women In Radio Management Rising
  • Steve Cannon Dies At 81
  • HD Radio Lands In Land Rovers
  • Corus Radio Revenues Dip In Q2
  • Regent Could Be Looking At Default

FMQB

  • Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry From FCC
  • Southern California Radio Brings In $1 Billion
  • No iTunes Tax For New York
  • Rob Wagman named APD/MD at 92.3 NOW/New York
  • ASCAP President/Chairman Bergman steps down
  • Suzy Cole named APD/MD at WRIF
  • How Apple will kill satellite radio
  • Cutbacks cause conflict with NPR stations
  • Will consumers determine iTunes prices?

Inside Radio

  • FCC: Data leads to diversity.
  • Arbitron, comScore split.
  • Ando consolidates web ratings.
  • CBS Radio prime Yahoo exposure.
  • Adelstein pushes PPM inquiry.
  • Boston station fined over contest.
  • Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: February PPM
  • Cart inventor dead at 77.
  • For Rick Dees, it’s on to #1.
  • Second chance in Iowa.

Radio Business Report

  • Blogger predicts summer death of satellite radio
  • Suleman’s pay fell in 2008
  • Adelstein claims FCC has authority over PPM
  • FCC holds up rural radio reform
  • LBI Media (Liberman) taking Don Cheto national
  • New Omnia ONE Studio Pro to Show at NAB
  • DaySequerra introduces M2HDSP for HD Radio
  • Bank starts clock ticking for Regent
  • Steve Cannon dead at 81
  • Online offensive against performance fees
  • Cox Radio shares decline
  • La Ley Chicago to add “El Vacilón del Mandril” from L.A.

Radio Online

  • Adelstein Says FCC Will Launch Inquiry Into PPM
  • Adams Adds KHMX/Houston Programming Stripes
  • FCC to Improve Minority, Female Broadcast Ownership
  • Citadel to WPRV-AM/Providence to Talk ”AM790”
  • Legendary WOAI Newsman Bob Guthrie to Retire
  • FCC Slaps WMJX-FM/Boston with $4000 Contest Fine
  • EMF Closes on Maine Duo from Kalil Holding Group
  • George Strait Says Don’t Take Radio For Granted
  • TargetSpot to Use Ando Media’s Webcast Metrics
  • Land Rover Takes HD Radio Technology Off-Road
  • WRIF-FM Detroit promotes Suzy Cole to Assistant Program Director
  • Zack Skyler joins Shelly K for mornings at Hot AC WMEE-FM/Fort Wayne, IN
  • WXRK-FM (92-3 Now FM)/New York adds Rob Wagman as Assistant PD/MD
  • Citadel/Colorado Springs taps Darrin Arriens as the new Music Director for Classic Rock KKFM-FM and CHR KKMG-FM
  • WIZM-FM/La Crosse, WI, launches Rhythmic CHR “Z93 Jamz” on its HD2 multi-cast channel
  • WFBE-FM/Flint, MI, Program Director and midday host April Rose shifts to mornings.

NTS Aircheck

  • ESPN Radio’s Riding High
  • Twitter Teams With Microsoft For Ad Revenue
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Harold And Kumar Go To The White House
  • FOX Sports Radio Trio Covers Final Four

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Baton Rouge, Charleston SC, Gainesville
  • CC Acting Chairman To Act Boldly On Media Diversity
  • Arbitron – Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Jacksonville, Shreveport

All About Country

  • Grand Ole Opry Opens Store In Downtown Nashville
  • Carrie Visits Oprah Next Tuesday
  • International Country Music Conference Set For Belmont
  • Phyllis Stark Exits Robbins Nashville
  • Commissioner Adelstein Still Wants PPM Investigation
  • Country Music Hall Of Fame Honors Brenda Lee
  • WYCD/Detroit’s Downtown Hoedown Lists Line-Up
  • Julianne Hough Will Leave DWTS
  • Richie Fields & Aid4Autism Join Forces
  • Columbia Nashville Says Goodbye To Jessica Simpson