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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 04-16-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • CC Launches ‘Localism’ Initiative mediaweek
  • Clear Channel putting more Non-Local programming on stations radio business report
  • WBBM-AM, WGN-AM remain Chicago’s top-billing radio stations chicago tribune
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results individual.com
  • Arbitron and Bonneville International Sign Multi-Year, Multi-Market Agreement for PPM software for radio programmers vocus
  • Shareholders File Suit Over Plan To Take Cox Radio Private fmqb
  • John Madden Retires From Broadcasting broadcasting & cable
  • Exitos 93.9 Los Angeles Debuts radio insight
  • Jamie Foxx apologizes to Miley Cyrus for radio rant baltimore sun
  • SustainLane, Citadel to Form SustainAmerica mediaweek
  • Jesse Thorn on the future of radio and the benefits of being small nieman journalism lab
  • Clear Channel’s Repeater Radio Sham inside music media
  • “Tea Party” Rallies Protest Obama Policies us news
  • Unrest cancels radio station meeting (KDNA) yakima herald
  • Big National Advertisers Using Internet Radio audio4cast
  • Russell Brand makes his radio return with Noel Gallagher… but he won’t be on the BBC daily mail
  • ‘More than 50 local radio stations could close without regulatory shakeup’.guardian
  • CTV Launches ETALK On CHUM Radio Stations broadcaster magazine
  • Update: Fiji Military Tightens Grip on Media solomon times

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Sirius XM Has Long Term Staying Power seeking alpha
  • How Will Liberty and Sirius XM Play Off Each Other? seeking alpha
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results individual.com
  • Radio Valuations in Decline. Can the Industry Reverse the Trend? glgroup
  • Arbitron and Bonneville International Sign Multi-Year, Multi-Market Agreement for PPM software for radio programmers vocus
  • SustainLane, Citadel to Form SustainAmerica mediaweek
  • Goom Radio Hopes To Avoid Same Sad Song wall street journal venture capitol dispatch
  • Goom Radio Ignores Recession, Raises $16 Million radio 2020
  • Preliminary Results Show Cox Q1 Revenues Down radio ink
  • Sam Zell on deal to take Tribune Co. private: ‘I made a mistake’ chicago tribune
  • Radio Deals Fall below $1B for First Time Since 2001 media buyer planner
  • Universal and YouTube agree video deal financial times
  • CBS Cleans Up on the Sports Fans. From online streaming of the Masters, NCAA March Madness, and other bonanzas, the TV network is raking in millions business week
  • How Will Downturn Impact Advertising? If the recession doesn’t kill advertising, it could make it stronger mediaweek
  • WBBM-AM, WGN-AM remain Chicago’s top-billing radio stations chicago tribune

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Clear Channel makes foray into localism. Company creating local advisory boards in all of its markets hollywood reporter
  • CC Launches ‘Localism’ Initiative mediaweek
  • Clear Channel putting more Non-Local programming on stations radio business report
  • Clear Channel adding syndicated programming in local markets radio business report
  • CC Radio: Less local programming = more local PSAs radio business report
  • CC Radio Announces New Programming Plan. Clear Channel Radio (CCR) Wednesday (April 15) announced a multipoint plan to raise the bar for radio programming across all day parts and platforms, including online and mobile. mediaweek
  • Clear Channel Radio works to improve music, on-air talent on stations denver business journal
  • John Madden Retires From Broadcasting broadcasting & cable
  • Madden retires from broadcasting kansascity.com
  • PPM Proves That Radio Is Strong Throughout the Day radio online
  • Merced radio station Y94 switches to adult contemporary format merced sun star
  • WARM, once-hot station, goes cold. Station that introduced Top 40 rock ‘n’ roll to Northeast Pa. goes off the air. times leader
  • Movin 93.9 Off The Air. Radio station KMVN (93.9 FM Movin’ 93.9) went off the air at midnight and was replaced by Spanish-language programming. media bistro fishbowl la
  • Exitos 93.9 Los Angeles Debuts radio insight
  • Goom Radio Adds Anastasi to Sales radio magazine
  • Cannova, Hutton Exit CIMX radio and records
  • Kim Carson ready to move from middays to drivetime on WLHT-FM mlive
  • Former sports station leans toward music. For those radio listeners holding out hope that KSLK (FM 96.1) would return to Sporting News Radio programming once it started broadcasting from its new antenna site — you appear to be out of luck. fresno bee
  • Media Guide: 105.7 Is Coming Through Loud And Clear baltimore press box
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Active Tour. Wanna taste of Jimmy Buffett’s Summerzcool tour starting tomorrow night in Atlanta? Sirius XM is broadcasting every stop on the tour. pollstar
  • Isaac Mizrahi chats up fashion on Sirius detroit news
  • XM-Sirius Radio Launches New Program With L. Ron Hubbard’s Stories From the Golden Age pr newswire
  • Live variety show from Alma to hit the radio airwaves rochester post bulletin
  • Bassists Unite on Talk Radio!!! (KIR0) seattle weekly
  • LSU Sports Radio Network to broadcast spring football game crowley today
  • Move of Sportsmemo radio show moves my dial to Miles and Monk. Mornings will be quite different come May 4, the day the Sportsmemo sports-wagering radio show moves from 7 a.m. to noon on KBAD 920-AM. las vegas sun

News & PR

  • Jamie Foxx apologizes to Miley Cyrus for radio rant baltimore sun
  • Clear Channel Radio Launches Unparalleled Support for Local Communities yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Launches Plan to Improve Program Quality for All Day Parts yahoo
  • Citadel Media Goes Green with SustainLane Media for Unprecedented Online Advertising and Content Partnership pr inside
  • Les Keiter dies at 89; sportscaster known for radio re-creations of games la times
  • DJ was voice of country music radio. Deano Day, the longtime king of country radio in Metro Detroit, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Henry Ford Hospital after complications from heart surgery. detroit news
  • An unmistakable voice was silenced Monday, when Harry Kalas died working his dream job. This was his destiny, a lifetime spent behind the microphone. fox valley villages sun
  • Les Keiter, 89; famed Big Five broadcaster individual.com
  • Longtime broadcaster Merle Harmon dies at 82 individual.com
  • Kalas was one of Media’s own daily times
  • Frank Dolson on Les Keiter philly.com
  • Broadcasters remember Frank Ford philly.com
  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest is Bigger and Better Than Ever earthtimes
  • The Chad Show comes up with an idea worth repeating — but let’s not detroit news
  • Elvis impersonators promote new radio station the news gazette
  • KCRW & NPR Present ‘Planet Money — Live!’ at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica April 19, 2009 sun herald
  • Radio station seeking CD songs, cover art tulsa world
  • Radio station’s Star Party to take place in Prior Lake (KDWB) plamerican
  • Michael Moore’s Flint, Mich., to Ottawa radio station: Drop dead! open road
  • OMVC at NAB 2009 – The Signal is Clear: Broadcasters Are Ready for 2009 Mobile DTV Launches pr newswire
  • Radio Host Remembers First US Recycling Center sustain lane
  • Mamaloose Music Launches Cash Prize Competition For Memories from 76 Million For Radio Show yahoo
  • Radio Station Sponsors First-Of-Its Kind Promotion For Thunder and BlueClaws our sports central
  • Penguins extend radio deal for 6 years with WXDX usa today

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Clear Channel’s Repeater Radio Sham inside music media
  • Interested In The Future of Audio Content? the infinite dial
  • The Fast Growing Gmail Nation the infinite dial
  • The record store is dead. Long live the record store! decider bay area
  • Studying country music’s view of women ub reporter
  • Jesse Thorn on the future of radio and the benefits of being small nieman journalism lab
  • Radio Listening Trails TV And Computer Usage… mel phillips now and then
  • The Bird Is The Word jacobs media blog
  • Radio Industry, Quit Talking About the Future audio graphics
  • Now and Then: Radio the spectator
  • Media reform film wins environmental award us prig
  • Thinking the Unthinkable about Radio hear2.0
  • The “End” of the Website? hear2.0
  • Barack sez: Follow Ramsey on Twitter hear2.0
  • “Tea Party” Rallies Protest Obama Policies us news
  • Obama’s donations, Dobson’s misquote, Biden’s schedule, Bush’s life and the Blame Game la times
  • Bing debuts critical radio ad. Detroit mayoral candidate Dave Bing unveiled a new radio advertisement today that criticizes opponent Ken Cockrel Jr., the incumbent mayor detroit freepress
  • Radio ad aims at Coleman, but who else? kstp
  • Reading the Tea Leaves the washington post
  • Most Minnesotans say Coleman should concede Senate race usa today
  • An evening with Amy Goodman the union
  • New Biography of Rachel Maddow pr.com
  • Humane Society Commends Rush Limbaugh for Animal Support opposing views
  • Obama Distances Himself from His Own DHS Report on Bitter Clingers rush limbaugh
  • Dr. Laura says gay couples are a “beautiful thing and a healthy thing” america blog

FCC & Legal

  • Former FCC Executive Helen A. Domenici Opens Independent Consulting Practice individual.com
  • PFF to FCC: Tread Lightly in Content Control Technologies Review. Foundation says the Commission has no authority over most platforms whose content it will be reviewing broadcasting & cable
  • Shareholders File Suit Over Plan To Take Cox Radio Private fmqb
  • Investor Class Action Suit Filed Against Cox Radio radio online
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • Big National Advertisers Using Internet Radio audio4cast
  • Two New Studies Show Internet Radio Listening is Growing radio business report
  • Twitter Growth Surges 131% In March. The site’s attractiveness to avid news consumers is driving its growth in conjunction with the news media’s use of and focus on Twitter, analysts suggest. information week
  • CNN acquires leading Twitter account cnet
  • Public rejects Time Warner metered-bandwidth tests. All-you-can eat protest the register
  • ‘Commercial-Grade’ DRM+ System Will Be Demonstrated radio world
  • Ibiquity Issues New HD Radio Manufacturing Licenses radio magazine
  • Liquid Compass Launches New Media Player radio magazine
  • GTN Provides In-Air Eye for Radio radio world
  • HD Radio on a Shoestring. One in a series of stories about how the successes and challenges experienced by HD Radio stations. radio world
  • Livio Radio puts Pandora in a box cnet
  • Linux table radio does Pandora linux devices
  • Report: Microsoft Preparing Zune HD, Details and Pics Leak. Zune HD reported to get HD Radio tuner, multi-touch daily tech
  • SurferNetwork Gets Patent in Streaming Media Technology individual.com
  • S.R.O. registrations available for Monday’s RAIN Summit rain
  • ‘Black Box’ Could Redefine the Search for Music. UCSD researchers are creating a system that analyzes the characteristics of music files. voice of san diego
  • Can Open Source Songbird Compete with iTunes? datamation
  • Macrovision To Buy Muze For $16.5 Million individual.com
  • Wieden+Kennedy gets real with online radio oregon live
  • ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Singer A Global Hit billboard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Russell Brand makes his radio return with Noel Gallagher… but he won’t be on the BBC daily mail
  • Russell Brand back on the radio and hosting with Noel Gallagher mirror
  • Russell Brand to return to UK radio on Sunday with TalkSport show. Six months after ‘Sachsgate’ scandal, Russell Brand to co-host TalkSport show with Oasis star Noel Gallagher guardian
  • Brand makes his radio return. Russell Brand is making his return to radio six months after resigning from the BBC in disgrace following the obscene phone messages scandal. yahoo
  • Clement Freud, grandson of Sigmund Freud, dies google/ap
  • Clement Freud: media tributes pour in to broadcaster and journalist. Media world pays tribute to Clement Freud, who died at his home in London yesterday aged 84 guardian
  • BBC must lead DAB network expansion, says Myers mediaweek uk
  • Pennine FM to close down radio today
  • Isle of Wight covers Cowes Week radio today
  • Bauer says that Gort good to go radio today
  • 4’s Clement Freud remembered radio today
  • Digital bill would spark North West media mergers crains manchester business
  • FM licence for Southwold radio station the lowestoft journal
  • Local radio: odd time for a bidding war. The Local Radio Company is in a difficult market and calls its cash position ‘extremely tight’ – but it has two determined suitors guardian
  • ‘More than 50 local radio stations could close without regulatory shakeup’. John Myers’s government-commissioned study finds local commercial radio facing ‘death by a thousand cuts’ guardian
  • Barclaycard signs deal with Global Radio equimedia
  • Gill Hudson leaves Radio Times to edit Reader’s Digest. Gill Hudson to leave BBC’s Radio Times after seven years in charge to be Reader’s Digest UK editor-in-chief guardian
  • Radio review guardian
  • Radio husband won’t talk bride and gloom. Alan Healy is not about to break his promise and spill the beans on one of the shortest marriages in history. independent.ie
  • BBC adds Russian radio channel to Nokia application dtg

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Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Will internet kill the digital radio star? zdnet australia
  • DMG unveils cool music digital strategy the australian
  • Fiji welcomes ‘responsible’ journalists: chief censor australia network news
  • Update: Fiji Military Tightens Grip on Media solomon times
  • Big FM elevates Sonali Bhandari to head corporate sales radio and music
  • BIG 92.7 FM partners ‘Deccan Chargers’ india pr wire
  • MBC Signs Major Multiyear Extension of Programming Output Deal With Warner Bros. california chronicle
  • Feeling the Changing Heartbeat of the Music Industry individual.com
  • Community radio stations ordered to close temporarily. Chiang Mai – Three community radio stations in three provinces, suspected to be supporters of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), were ordered to closed temporarily. the nation
  • 56 graduate from GBC Radio and Television Training School gbc

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Clear Channel Announces New Programming Plans Raising bar across day parts
  • More On CC’s ‘Localism’ Initiative
  • Study: PPM Listening Levels Strong Throughout Day
  • Class Action Suit Filed Against Cox Privatization
  • Cannova, Hutton Exit CIMX
  • Seacrest To Become 25% More Awesome
  • Bonneville Signs For Arbitron PPM Software Service
  • Harris Poll: People Blame Media For Economy
  • Citadel, SustainLane Partner To Go Green
  • Study: Radio Gets 84 Minutes Of Listening Daily
  • ‘Wibbage’ Resurfaces In South Jersey
  • Stock Market Snapshot, April 15, 5009
  • Wachovia Cuts Forecast On Cox Radio After 23% Q1 Rev Drop
  • Watts Exits WVON
  • RTNDA, RTNDF Name Replacements For Cochran
  • Updated: KXAM/Phoenix Goes Dark
  • Salvatore’s Compass Points To Sports
  • iTunes Price Change: Sales Down, Revenue Up In Week 1
  • Liquid Compass Launches New Media Player
  • WROX Fills Mornings, Middays
  • Radio Station Values Sink In First Quarter

All Access

  • Poll: Media Bears Some Blame For Economy
  • John Madden Retires
  • Zell: Buying Tribune Was ‘A Mistake’
  • Newcap Ottawa’s ‘This Ain’t Flint’ Site Draws Flint’s Ire
  • Here Comes Another Hour Of Seacrest
  • Bonneville Signs Up For Arb’s ‘PDA Web’
  • City Of Hope’s 3rd Annual Taste Of Hope 2009 Is On
  • LPFM Turns In License To Settle Fine
  • Pacifica Turns 60
  • Is Scranton’s WARM Toast?
  • WSSX Shuffles Lineup
  • Citadel Media Goes Green With SustainLane Media
  • INgrooves Expands With Three Independent Music Labels
  • Brand’s Back… One Time Only
  • XNation.FM Launches On The Net
  • Oprah’s Website Features Recap Of Country Music Special
  • Benefit For Rocco Cosco Family Tonight At Tin Roof
  • WUSY Celebrates 25th Birthday
  • Rick And Bubba Take ‘Tea Time’ With Sean Hannity
  • LeAnn Rimes To Sing National Anthem At Derby
  • Jack Ingram Plays The Texas Rangers
  • BamaJam Offering Tickets At Local Libraries
  • Emily West Cooks Up Some Hamburger Pie On CMT
  • WKOA’s Annie James Announces Music Call Times
  • 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Winners Announced
  • Melanie Deveau Exits CKLW
  • Keke Luv Becomes Marathon Man
  • Jim Della Croce Featured On WRLT’s ‘Music Business Radio’
  • Midcontinent’s Larry Bentson Dies At 87
  • Merle Harmon Passes
  • Sir Clement Freud Dead At 84

Radio Ink

  • Clear Channel Sets Community Initiatives
  • Clear Channel Rolls Out ‘Premium Choice’
  • Salvatore Gets Compass, Will Chart Direction At CMN Sports
  • McVay Offers Training To Spacial Audio Radio Bailout Recipients
  • Broadcaster Bentson Dies At 87
  • TRN Hosts Join Tax Day Tea Parties
  • GSMs Promoted At NRG/Omaha
  • Marketers Nominated For Radio Mercury Awards
  • Research Results: Radio Strong Throughout The Day
  • Preliminary Results Show Cox Q1 Revenues Down
  • THL’s Sperling: No ‘Blowup’ Coming For Clear Channel
  • Triton Digital Teams With AirKast
  • CBS Radio News, Spacial Audio Partner Offer News For ‘Net Radio
  • BIA: Station Sale Values Below $1 Billion In ’08
  • RTNDA & RTNDF Name Graham & Nassiri Executive Directors
  • Not So Sweet News For Alabama AM
  • DiMA Announces Newest Member
  • Radio Webby Nominees Named

FMQB

  • Seacrest Now “On Air” For Four Hours
  • Arbitron And Bonneville Ink Deal For PPM Programming Tool
  • Zell Says He Was “Too Optimistic” About Tribune Co.
  • Canadian indie rockers Metric go it alone
  • Arbitron gains ahead of Q1 results

Inside Radio

  • PPM crowns PM Drive king.
  • Premiere extends Seacrest show.
  • Blame radio for the recession.
  • Clear Channel melds technology and talent.
  • Localities get 24/7 access to GMs.
  • Analyst: Ad market “deteriorating.”
  • Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: February PPM – CUME
  • Zell: Tribune deal a “mistake.”
  • Cross-ownership ruling delayed.

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel putting more Non-Local programming on stations
  • NAB pushing for FM in iPhones
  • CC Radio: Less local programming = more local PSAs
  • Political spending continues in Minnesota
  • PPM analysis says listening is not just morning drive
  • Clear Channel adding syndicated programming in local markets
  • Radio revenue reports foreboding
  • FMC wants FCC in the monitoring business
  • Web radio venture raises cash
  • Q1 down for Cox Radio
  • ECRESO introducing new FM transmitter product line
  • TRN hosts featured at Tax Day Tea Parties
  • Ex-Congressman, ex-con on the air
  • Tough quarter for Emmis
  • Phil Spector convicted of murder
  • Telos, Omnia & Axia present “Streaming Solution Center” at NAB

Radio Online

  • Clear Channel Debuts Support for Local Communities
  • Investor Class Action Suit Filed Against Cox Radio
  • PPM Proves That Radio Is Strong Throughout the Day
  • CC Plan to Improve Program Quality in All Dayparts
  • Salvatore Named GM/EP of Compass Media Sports
  • RTNDA, RTNDF Name Graham, Nassiri Executive Dir.
  • iBiquity Licenses Over 140 for Developing HD Radio
  • WROX-FM (96X)/Norfolk jettisons syndicated Opie & Anthony
  • Lamont Watts exits Talk WVON-AM/Chicago as Program Director
  • Grupo Radio Centro flips new LMA partner Rhythmic AC KMVN-FM/Los Angeles to Spanish AC
  • WNWZ-AM/Grand Rapids PD Bruce Parrott, a 30-year market vet, exits
  • “The Cigar Dave Show” syndicated by Talk Shows USA, adds affiliates
  • Third Circuit Court to Delay Ownership Decision
  • BIA Sees Growth in Radio Valuations with New Media
  • Triton Digital Partners with AirKast for Mobile Media
  • Liquid Compass Launches LC Pro Flash Media Player

NTS Aircheck

  • Is “Big Brother” Watching Tea Party Attendees?
  • PBS Anchor Dismisses Fairness Doctrine
  • Radio’s Not Just A Morning Drive Medium
  • Graham, Massiri To Replace RTNDA’s Cochran
  • Foneshow Offers “Fantasy On Demand”

Urbansite

  • News – Radio One Restraining Order Hits The Streetz
  • News – Clear Channel Radio Launches Plan to Improve Program Quality for All Day Parts
  • Insite – Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx Apologizes to Miley Cyrus on Jay Leno
  • News – Not Good: Radio Stations Values Sink in Q1
  • Arbitron – Huntsville, Greenville-New Bern

All About Country

  • Bonneville Signs On For Arbitron’s PDA
  • Oprah’s COUNTRY Music Day Redux
  • WHWK/Binghamton, NY Wants To Help Shooting Victims/Families
  • WZZK/Birmingham’s Rick & Bubba At Tax Day Tea Party
  • Over 1-Million COUNTRY Albums Sold Last Week
  • Jennifer Powers Exits Q106/Madison
  • Taylor Swift Kicks Of An Incredible Week At The Opry
  • WXTU/Philadelphia Programming Team Named
  • Dan Huff Has ‘Hot Hand’ In COUNTRY Album Sales
  • Kenny Chesney On ESPN’s Mike & Mike This Morning
  • Clear Channel Radio–2 New Programming Initiatives
  • Overheard In The AAC Vent Section
  • Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Opens BIG
  • A Pair Of #1’s For Rascal Flatts
  • IFCO Founder Loretta Johnson Passes
  • Hank Jr Offers Americans The Bocephus Bailout Package
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