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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 04-30-2009


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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio Giant Faces Crisis in Cash Flow. It is too soon to say who will be the biggest loser among media companies in this recession. But Clear Channel Communications is vying for the title. ny times
  • Clear Channel Radio’s CEO Says ‘Last Shoe Has Dropped’ about.com
  • Cox Radio, Inc. Recommends the Tender Offer by Cox Media Group, Inc. at the Increased Tender Offer Price of $4.80 Per Share yahoo
  • Cox Radio Gains On Higher Buyout Offer radio and records
  • Cox Enterprises to raise offer for Cox Radio. Cox Enterprises to raise tender offer price for Cox Radio to $4.80 per share yahoo
  • Westwood One sets reverse split vote radio business report
  • Regent Communications Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Teleconference yahoo
  • Wall Street Journal Radio Bucks the Recession! radio 2020
  • Sirius XM Gives Shareholders New Pill To Swallow sirius buzz
  • SIRIUS XM Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan pr newswire
  • Sirius XM Radio adopts poison pill-type plan. Sirius XM Radio adopts plan to dilute shares in event of possible takeover bid yahoo
  • 4 Reasons Liberty Kissed Sirius XM motley fool
  • East Meets West in the Sirius / Liberty Deal seeking alpha
  • A Sirius Misunderstanding motley fool
  • Is Sirius Up for Sale? seeking alpha
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • Modavox Surges on Favorable Patent News seeking alpha
  • Meredith posts lower quarterly profit on ad decline reuters
  • Viacom Reports First Quarter 2009 Results individual.com
  • Redstone says U.S. on brink of bull market reuters
  • Verklin Sizes Up Ad Futures For Web, Television media daily news
  • Terra Firma’s Hands Sees Many Buyout Firms Going Bust bloomberg

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WGN-AM axes 3 programs, tries youth angle chicago sun times
  • KDKA Radio regains top spot in Arbitron ratings. Among listeners 12 and over, Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to midnight pittsburgh post gazette
  • Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for “Quality Rock” dallas observer
  • Among Those Laid Off By Clear Channel Are Three Familiar Local On-Air Talents. Alan Ayo — a Best of Dallas winner in ’04 — is out at KDGE-FM, while Jen Austin’s no longer doing nights for KDMX-FM. It also says here that “Crash has exited middays on classic rock KZPS.” dallas observer
  • G-Man Rich Goins on being laid off at Clear Channel Denver’s The Fox denver westword
  • Popular DJ Skip Mahaffey laid off by Clear Channel tampa bay online
  • Clear Channel lays off nearly 600 nationally including two veterans at the Boston cluster boston radio watch
  • WTAG lays off Brown, Cooney worchester news telegram
  • WTAG staffers hit by layoffs worchester news telegram
  • New Clear Channel layoffs include jobs in San Diego sign on san diego
  • Morning host Laurie West, six others laid off from radio stations fresno bee
  • Clear Channel lays off workers. An undisclosed number of workers have been laid off from the Dayton operation of Clear Channel Communications dayton daily news
  • Clear Channel cuts 590 jobs. IN Rochester, N.Y, E-Man at 106.7 KISS FM and Gately on 100.5 The Drive were absent from the air Wednesday morning. wivb rochester
  • Radio host part of Clear Channel cuts. Radio personality Seth O’Brien of KRQQ-FM 93.7 is gone from the local Top 40 station, the latest in cuts by owner Clear Channel Communications Inc. arizona star net
  • Another round of radio cuts hit Twin Cities airwaves. Dan Donovan was cut from KOOL-FM Tuesday, after 18 years at the station. kare11 twin cities
  • Clear Channel eliminates 3 local voices. Phil Roberts, Bo J. Spates and Debbie McFadden all were given notice Tuesday. quad city times
  • Clear Channel cuts hit Lexington radio kentucky.com
  • Radio stations lay off five. KJYO-FM 102.7 morning personality J-Rod and KXXY-FM 96.1 air personalities Tracy Thomas and Mark Beutler were among five employees laid off by Clear Channel Radio on Tuesday news oaklahoma
  • Clear Channel Cuts 9 LR Positions arkansas business
  • Clear Channel Radio Names Sharma Sr VP, Strategic Initiatives radio magazine
  • Confirmed: Perrault expected to join KXnO radio lineup as afternoon host des moines register
  • Antoine Joins WBGO as CE radio magazine
  • Braves back on Birmingham radio al.com

News & PR

  • Cumulus Employees Must Take 5-Day Unpaid Leave radio online
  • Arbitron Council Wins New Benchmarks mediaweek
  • NAB Blankets DC Metro Station With Anti-Royalties Message radio ink
  • Liked J. Geils Band? Thank Doug Podell detroit news
  • Radio gig? They’ll pay: Former Detroit duo offers trips for return to airwaves detroit news
  • Radio personality Nick Powers remembered dayton daily news
  • Veteran broadcaster remembers Gondo as a loyal friend and partner las vegas sun
  • CSU radio announcer Bircumshaw hospitalized coloradoan
  • The Atlanta Media: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly bleacher report
  • Longtime Columbia DJ ‘Crazy Charley’ Blackmore still scratching and spinning missourian
  • BEYONCE PRANK PULLED IN VIENNA: Radio station hires lookalike to walk around and fool fans. eurweb
  • John Rohde: Remembering a childhood hero. Losing a hero You never forget the athletes you looked up to as a child news ok
  • Media Monitors Passes the 13,000 user mark radio magazine
  • GIANTS Hijack KNBR; Wednesday Media File rich lieberman report
  • Radio station partnership is last chance for Mifflin sponsorship. A local event promotion company filed a street-use application Monday to host the 40th annual Mifflin Street Block Party, featuring a WSUM sound stage daily cardinal
  • Journal Communications Closes on KNIN-TV in Boise, Idaho trading markets
  • Country singer Church doesn’t let radio silence faze him 77 square

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Prospect of Even More Radio Cutbacks inside music media
  • The Secret Life Of Now 92.3 the infinite dial
  • RADIO ADVERTISING REQUIRES MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN dan oday
  • Buffett saw radio and newpaper problems in 1992 george reed
  • If You Wanted to Kill Local Radio … mpls st paul magazine
  • So what’s wrong with advertising? cornwall seaway news
  • After the anger, a shrug. After spending two-plus years learning to talk — not as easy as it sounds — I was speechless when the local CC suit slid the brown manila envelope containing the severance package across the conference-room table. cincinnati.com
  • Clear Channel Layoffs and Why Radio Sucks (Video) creative loafing
  • Howard Stern: We Must Make Gay Marriage Acceptable towleroad
  • Censorship on way. Congress, administration target talk radio. point of view
  • Censors for talk radio expected within 90 days. Leader of public awareness campaign warns of ‘Arctic blast’ against free speech world net daily
  • Talk radio’s swine flu prescription: Blame Mexicans sf gate
  • Glenn Beck: The Fox News host takes our Stupid Questions! entertainment weekly
  • No love of the common man. Beck and Fox pretend to fight for the little guy, but do nothing to promote equality. philadelphia inquirer
  • Did Michael Savage Violate The DMCA By Demanding Takedown Of Content Already Declared Fair Use? tech dirt
  • Tom Martino’s arrogance helps him win court case denver westword
  • Smerconish, Nakedly Defending Specter washington post
  • Steele, Rush In Lock-Step On Specter cbs news
  • Franken hires chief of staff msnbc
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Creates ‘First 100 Days Radio,’ Three-Day Channel Dedicated to President Barack Obama’s First 100 Days in Office yahoo
  • Candidates for Pembroke town moderator debate on radio patriot ledger

FCC & Legal

  • Obama To Nominate Mignon Clyburn For FCC Commissioner. She is currently the chair of the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) broadcasting and cable
  • Obama Nominates Clyburn as FCC Commissioner radio online
  • FCC calls radio station illegal, closes it billings gazette
  • Feds silence amateur Cheyenne radio station casper star tribune
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • US ‘very concerned’ about journalist jailed in Iran the daily star
  • Dad of U.S. hunger striker in Iran questioned. The father of a U.S. journalist jailed for espionage in Iran said he was summoned to court Wednesday and questioned about his daughter’s hunger strike.cnn
  • Supporters plan Saturday vigil for Roxana Saberi, the Fargo journalist imprisoned in Iran park rapids enterprise
  • Radio free Northwestern. The multiple personalities of WNUR spin hipster jams and rare blues cuts, dividing a station’s identity daily northwestern
  • A Conservative Testifies for NPR nashville scene
  • KMUD connects the community the lumberjack
  • 89.9 FM changes call letters. Portland’s 89.9 FM classical radio station is now broadcasting under different call letters, and the nonprofit that runs the station has changed its name. portland business journal
  • KPCC-FM’s AirTalk to Broadcast from UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center university of california riverside
  • Ace Alexander to Host Radio Seminar at First Annual Conference of the Gospel Complex in Fort Lauderdale, FL pr inside
  • WNWC celebrates 50 years as religious radio station wisconsin state journal

Streaming & Tech

  • Commercial Radio’s Podcasting Myth hear 2.0
  • Microsoft, Verizon rumored to be making an iPhone-rival phone rain
  • Microsoft: We’re Not Making A Phone information week
  • Windows 7 will let you access your music library remotely cnet
  • Google president of display ads to leave company reuters
  • Nielsen: Twitter’s explosive growth can’t be sustained ars technica
  • TIME PUTS A SPIN ON AOL MESS ny post

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • British Sky Broadcasting – 3rd Quarter Results individual.com
  • Is this a new dawn for digital radio? Lord Carter’s draft Digital Britain report wanted more radio industry enthusiasm for DAB. He’s got it in spades guardian
  • Radio 4 pulls Andy Kershaw interview. Edition of On the Ropes withdrawn over fears it would impinge on privacy of Andy Kershaw’s former girlfriend and their children guardian
  • The Media Week podcast – ITV, Sport magazine, WPP and IPG results and Sky mediaweek uk
  • Hostile bidder increases offer for Silk FM owner crain’s manchester business
  • Hospital radio journalist takes on might of BBC hold the front page
  • Paul Jones: the man who could have been in the Rolling Stones. When Paul Jones turned down an opportunity to sing in a newly formed band, he had no idea it would one day become the Rolling Stones. But the musician has no regrets… telegraph
  • End of the road for Valleys Radio radio today
  • Rhys and Eggsy Chained to Afan radio today
  • UKRD increases TLRC offer radio today
  • More cash for Radio Aire Kids radio today
  • Seat & Armin van Buuren Successful with Marathon Radio Show the auto channel

Canada

  • Media Invitation – Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids radiothon – tune in, and give! cnw group
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine

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Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Lachlan Murdoch’s Illyria takes slice of Prime Media australian business
  • Radio heads chill with digital beats. IT’S a problem facing all commercial broadcasters: how do you create a digital station that won’t cannibalise your existing AM or FM audience? watoday au
  • Indian radio station among top ten. Radio Tarana has created broadcasting history by recording a 55% increase in its listenership to become one of the top 10 radio stations in the greater Auckland region. indian newslink
  • New era for radio station. A NEW name and new look – Mount Isa radio station 4LM has entered a new era. northwest star
  • Malaysia’s Telugus want more TV, radio shows times of india
  • Plex issue forces radio stations to change marketing plans indian television
  • Virgin Radio Thailand hires Graham. Rob Graham has joined Virgin BEC-Tero Radio as its managing director in Thailand. brand republic
  • Radio levels not recovered yet over 2008 – latest RAMS bizcommunity
  • In Brief: IRIN radio freelancers in Somalia win UN prizes alternet
  • Alfa installs 13 new radio stations ame info

Trades

Radio & Records

  • CC Needs $1.5B In Cash Flow This Year. Massive debt could be David to radio’s Goliath
  • Update: Clear Channel Cuts Grow
  • Obama Ready To Nominate Mignon Clyburn To FCC
  • Cumulus Summer Vacation Plan
  • Tony Bennett, Metro Signs In Performance Rights Battle
  • Arbitron Radio Advisory Council Wins New Benchmarks
  • R&R Offers Career-Stimulus
  • Stock Market Snapshot, April 29, 2009
  • Tidwell: All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Cox Radio Gains On Higher Buyout Offer
  • CC/Denver Provides Regional News
  • McAllister Does Double Duty
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu
  • Latin Grammys Back In Vegas
  • Herman, Scoleri Officially Join Live Nation
  • AWRT Pres. Continues FCC Committee Work
  • Cote Takes On GSM Duties In Charlottesville
  • WRMA Debuts New ‘Hola Miami’ Morning Show
  • Tim McGraw Signs With Red Light For Management
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Single Utterances Of Indecency
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins

All Access

  • More Clear Channel Folks Need Jobs
  • NY Times: CC Faces Crisis In Cash Flow
  • Guy Hands: Private Equity Biz Shrinking
  • Is Time Warner Set To Spin Off AOL?
  • FCC Opens Bird Tower Strike Petition For Comment
  • Stockholders Asked To Accept Cox Offer
  • Dad Transfers WHLN To Son
  • KTBZ Fills Nights With AD
  • ‘Steele’ Matthews Sticking With WRXK And WWCN
  • UKRD Ups Bid For The Local Radio Co.
  • Jack O’Malley Celebrates 25-Years At WTCM
  • Rodney Atkins Surprises Couple On ‘Good Morning America’
  • Toby Blogs From Afghanistan, Surrounded By U.S. Gun-Ships
  • Gretchen Wilson To Testify On Capitol Hill
  • KIIM Goes To The Races…With Chihuahuas
  • WWKA Talks “DWTS” With Chuck’s Mom
  • WSM-A’s Dave Huitt Creates Vern Gosdin Tribute
  • Braves Find New Radio Home In Birmingham
  • Leykis Parties For Cinco De Mayo
  • Furr Fills In Again At WBT
  • WKSS Invites Celebs To Work On Their Morning Show
  • CC/Northern Colorado’s Rich Bircumshaw Dies
  • Miami Sportscaster Sarvelio Del Valle Dead At 85

Radio Ink

  • Lew Dickey: Furlough Is A ‘Shared Sacrifice’
  • FMC Looks At Airplay Since Pay-For-Play Settlements
  • RAC Meetings: Arbitron Agrees To New PPM, Diary Benchmarks
  • NAB Blankets DC Metro Station With Anti-Royalties Message
  • Copps Makes Budget Pitch In House
  • Updated: Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Policy
  • Sirius XM Sets Stockholder Rights Plan
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Its Offer For Cox Radio
  • Foneshow Partners With Ando For Ads
  • Another Round Of Cuts At Clear Channel
  • It’s Christmas In Fresno
  • NPR’s Norris Named NABJ’s Journalist Of The Year

FMQB

  • NAB Goes Underground To Promote Free Radio
  • More From The Clear Channel Cuts
  • Cox Increases Bid To Go Private, Sued Again
  • Media Monitors passes 13,000 subscribers
  • FCC puts indecency complaints on hold
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • FAA sets sights on radio towers.
  • Obama picks Clyburn for FCC.
  • Unpaid leave at Cumulus.
  • Arbitron pledges to diary guarantee.
  • Indies see “small gains” — want more.
  • Mel Karmazin works to keep losses.
  • NAB goes underground.
  • Cox counts on a dollar.
  • Inside the Numbers by Mike Kinosian: March PPM 2009 – AC: This week, Mike Kinosian presents a recap of Arbitron’s Portable People Meter markets with the emphasis on Adult Contemporary

Radio Business Report

  • Westwood One sets reverse split vote
  • Arbitron raises benchmarks; Evaluating diary guarantee
  • New round of firings at Clear Channel
  • Price boost for Cox Radio buyout bid
  • Cumulus employees get some time off
  • NAB commandeers DC subway
  • Syndication One adds Atlanta and Birmingham
  • WRMA’s “Hola Miami” adds host
  • Cox Radio buyout offer boosted
  • Another newspaper company in Chapter 11
  • AMEX, Delta SkyMiles launch multimedia effort
  • “Cita con el Doctor” details Swine Flu
  • New round of Clear Channel layoffs
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers

Radio Online

  • Obama Nominates Clyburn as FCC Commissioner
  • Cumulus Employees Must Take 5-Day Unpaid Leave
  • FMC Releases Study On Independent Music Airplay
  • Monticello/Charlottesville Hires Karen Cote as GSM
  • Cox Enterprises Ups Price for Cox Radio to $4.80
  • Arbitron Radio Advisory Council Outlines Benchmarks
  • Tidwell Exits Southern Star Broadcasting as COO
  • Whaley Exits VRE/Honolulu as Dir./Programming
  • Stern Player Jailed After Missing Area Appearances
  • NAB Floods DC Metro Station w/Anti-Performance Ads
  • Brennan to Continue on FCC Advisory Committee
  • Tad Lemire exits Clear Channel Hot AC WSNE-FM (93.3 Coast FM)/Providence
  • Dave Ashton exits the PD/afternoon slot at Cumulus AC WFAS-FM/Westchester, NY
  • KJZN-FM/Fresno is stunting with Christmas music
  • Joe Fedele exits Cox AC WVEZ-FM (Lite 106.9)/Louisville as Assistant PD/afternoons
  • Mike Fleming is out at News/Talk WREC-AM/Memphis

NTS Aircheck

  • Specter Tells Smerconish Moderates Must Unite
  • “Don’t Be A Girly-Man!”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Foneshow Partners With Ando Media
  • Wall Street Journal, WSJ Radio Network Up
  • 4 For Texas

Urbansite

  • Insite – Info: Swine Flu Q & A, Now You Know
  • Arbitron – Tampa, Columbus OH, Indianapolis, New Orleans
  • Airchecks – DJ Sky Foxie 105 Columbus, Ga
  • Insite – President Obama gets no love from Fox News, and that’s just fine
  • Insite – Swine Influenza (Flu)
  • Insite – Political Game Changer: Arlen Spector Makes a Switch
  • News – Clear Channel Chicago Departures VAZ and GCI
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Buffalo
  • Airchecks – Kelvin “K Dubb” Washington
  • News – KJ Bland Out at Clear Channel Greensboro

All About Country

  • COUNTRY Stars Make Forbes’ List
  • Cox Radio Privatization Deal Done?
  • Jack Ingram Responds To News Of Vern Gosdin’s Death
  • Pat Green Visits KKNG/Oklahoma City
  • Vern Gosdin Inspires Joey+Rory
  • CMA Unveils Consumer Study To Industry
  • George Strait Reacts To News Of Vern Gosdin’s Death
  • JD Out At WIRK/West Palm Beach
  • Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough Eliminated From DWTS
  • Texas DJ Of The Year Is KPLX/Dallas’ Ryan Fox
  • Vern Gosdin Dies In Nashville
  • Tim McGraw Changes Managers
  • KYGO/Denver’s Catfish Hunter Heads For Tampa
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