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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 05-14-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Emmis 4th-quarter loss widened, revenue off 20% market watch
  • CLEAR CHANNEL EYES RESTRUCTURING $18B DEBT LOAD ny post
  • Sirius XM CEO Karmazin Forfeited Options to Attract, Keep Staff bloomberg
  • Grupo Radio Centro Announces Investment in Los Angeles Radio Station by Aguirre Family yahoo
  • Performance Rights Act Headed to House mediaweek
  • KTMR has switched its format to business radio. kens san antonio
  • Air America Syndication Launches New Morning Show radio online
  • Ray Massie Exits KNIX/Phoenix radio and records
  • KTRB 860, is going all-sports Monday. sf gate
  • Jay Severin suspended in WTKK limbo boston herald
  • Robert Pauley, Former Head of ABC Radio, Dies at 85 ny times
  • Erika Roman 95.3: Owner of boat chair that caused DJ to crash may face charge orlando sentinel
  • Advertisers, Agencies ‘Encourage’ PPM Encoding mediaweek
  • More Radio Broadcasters Likely to Ditch Arbitron mediapost
  • Could Radio Drop Music Altogether? san diego weekly
  • Savage appeals to Hillary Clinton world net daily
  • NPR Looks to Hire a Digital News M.E. As More Leadership Changes Are Announced media bistro
  • Industry Article Says, “Internet Radio Is Ready for Take Off” yahoo
  • P2P study: Music crackdown is bad for business register
  • UKRD wins out over Hallwood to purchase TLRC mediaweek uk
  • Corus Quebec Joins Olympic Consortium as French Language Radio Partner broadcaster
  • ‘Love songs’ radio worker guilty of stalking news.com.au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Emmis 4th-quarter loss widened, revenue off 20% market watch
  • Emmis sees 4Q losses widen; revenue down 19% indy star
  • Emmis Communications Reports 4th Quarter and Full-Year Results yahoo
  • Cox Enterprises Extends Tender Offer for Cox Radio and Maintains $4.80 Offer Price yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro Announces Investment in Los Angeles Radio Station by Aguirre Family yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro Acquires Stake in L.A. Outlet radio online
  • SIGNS OF DISTRESS. CLEAR CHANNEL EYES RESTRUCTURING $18B DEBT LOAD ny post
  • Cumulus Media trims loss business first
  • Sirius XM Radio CEO Voluntarily Forfeits 30M Stk Options wallstreet journal
  • Sirius XM CEO Karmazin Forfeited Options to Attract, Keep Staff bloomberg
  • Mel Karmazin forfeits 30 million in stock options orbitcast
  • Sirius XM Registers Shares – Karmazin Donates To The Cause sirius buzz
  • Sirius XM’s Karmazin Gives Up Stock Options radio ink
  • Sirius XM: Long Term Gain Will Follow Short Term Pain seeking alpha
  • By the Time SIRI Hits $4.72 Per Share, I’ll Be Dead Anyway digital daily
  • Wilson back in radio game with 2 Oregon stations. Former radio magnate Larry Wilson is purchasing Portland, Ore., talk-radio station KXL and all-sports station KXTG from Paul Allen in what he hopes will be the first in a chain of stations. smart brief
  • State Company Buys Alternative Radio Station 104 From Clear Channel. WURH is out and WMRQ is back, but the call number remains the same — 104.1. hartford news courant
  • Sony posts first annual loss in 14 years xinhauanet
  • Sony Reports $1.01 Billion Fiscal Year Loss broadcasting and cable
  • Newspapers Lose $18 Billion In 3-Year Period media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • AM radio dials in to money talk. KTMR has switched its format to business radio. kens san antonio
  • Air America Syndication Launches New Morning Show. AAM Syndication, a division of Air America Media, is launching “The Lionel Show” on May 26. radio online
  • Ray Massie Exits KNIX/Phoenix radio and records
  • Media Guide: 1370 Now A Player In Talk Wars press box baltimore
  • ESPN Re-Launches ESPN Deportes in Dallas Market radio online
  • Steve Dahl and Garry Meier reunited at WGN … off the air tower ticker
  • Controversial On-Air Personality Fired at US1 Radio. RYNO SAYS HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE HE IS GAY. STATION MANAGEMENT WON’T COMMENT key west newspaper
  • Radio personalities return to the airwaves. Brian Anthony has returned to the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekday time slot on KMGV (FM 97.9). fresno bee
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Announces Comprehensive Broadcast Coverage of Indianapolis 500 yahoo
  • A’s radio channel to go all-sports. The A’s radio channel, KTRB 860, is going all-sports Monday. sf gate
  • KTRB/San Francisco Plans May 18th Flip to Sports radio online
  • Former New Jersey Devils great Ken Daneyko will host radio discussion with Rangers bad boy Sean Avery nj.com

News & PR

  • Robert Pauley, Former Head of ABC Radio, Dies at 85 ny times
  • Jay Severin suspended in WTKK limbo boston herald
  • Royalty Changes in Terrestrial Radio Could Bode Well for Sirius XM seeking alpha
  • Erika Roman 95.3: Owner of boat chair that caused DJ to crash may face charge orlando sentinel
  • Erika Roman: Owner of boat chair that caused DJ to crash may face charge orlando sentinel
  • More Radio Broadcasters Likely to Ditch Arbitron mediapost
  • Advertisers, Agencies ‘Encourage’ PPM Encoding mediaweek
  • Advertisers, Agencies Ask Radio to Encode for PPM radio online
  • Consumers Spend Less than 10 Minutes a Day with Radio News: PwC media buyer planner
  • KRML may become Carmel’s emergency radio station. monterey county weekly
  • Questioning? We’ve got radio answers nc times
  • Radio DJ goes sky high to raise cash curry pilot
  • Vernon King, MLK nephew, dies in N.C. times herald
  • Radio Week on WBTV News This Morning wbtv
  • Eminem Takes a Swing at Mariah Carey During Radio Interview softpedia
  • Rome, Russo Or Francesa? Who Best Covers Sports on the Radio? bleacher report
  • Radio Host ‘Dukes’ It Out. Local radio personality Chad Dukes releases his first film connection newspapers
  • Steve Robertson still guided by voices. In a career that stretches from Collective Soul to Paramore, Steve Robertson knows something about breaking bands. orlando sentinel
  • Research and Markets: 2009 U.S. Radio Networks Industry Report pr inside
  • Radio station show producer sells Coney Island home blockshopper
  • Robertson, Orlando-based A&R man for Atlantic Records and familiar presence in the local scene, is the keynote speaker for the Florida Music Festival.
  • WBCH-FM to host country showdown at Barry County Fair battle creek enquirer
  • Radio Slave: No sleep. DJ, producer, label owner: Does Matt Edwards ever rest? RA talks to one of the most celebrated artists of the past half-decade about imitators, Japan and J Dilla. resident advisor
  • Clear Channel Satellite Services Announces the XDS-PRO1 Receiver Sells below the $1,000 Price Barrier individual.com
  • Mega Media Group, Inc., Pulse87 and Heritage of Pride, Inc. Have Named Pulse 87 the “Official Radio Partner” of NYC Pride 2009 yahoo
  • Smirnoff Ice and Univision Radio Launch Summer Party Series Featuring Latin Music Artists hispanic business
  • Kathie Lee Gifford to be Featured on The Dr. Pat Show on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network pr web
  • Radio spot to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome js online
  • Health Insurance Advocate Radio Show Proves Health Insurance is a Top Rated Topic for Talk Radio emediawire

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • House Committee OKs radio payments to music labels yahoo
  • Performance Rights Act Headed to House mediaweek
  • Radio Should Pay to Play Music, House Panel Says (Update1) bloomberg
  • Modified Performance Rights Bill Passes Judiciary Committee radio world
  • House Committee OKs radio payments to music labels reuters
  • Blackburn’s radio royalties bill wins committee approval the leaf chronicle
  • Radio-fees bill passes committee as stations stage protest detroit news
  • Musicians win round in radio royalty battle. Bill faces opposition from broadcasters tennessean
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes Modified Performance Tax radio 2020
  • Radio Stations Are Singing the Blues. Conyers’ Bill Would Make Stations Play and Pay roll call
  • Predictable reactions to royalty vote radio business report
  • Radio stations protesting rate increases abc local houston
  • Update on FCC Race Diversity american daily review
  • FCC on all cylinders for final pre-DTV month radio business report
  • FCC Votes To Shorten Phone Number Porting Intervals broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Lawyer Says Reporter Had Iran Document ny times
  • Roxana Saberi’s Release May Shift Hurdle to Rapprochement With White House buzzle
  • NPR Looks to Hire a Digital News M.E. As More Leadership Changes Are Announced media bistro
  • NPR censored review of film outing gay politicians raw story
  • David Axelrod: ‘Wait, wait, don’t tell me’ Karl Rove was “smarter”, NPR host jokes — he never came on the show. the swamp
  • Local public radio staffer earns national fellowship honolulu star bulletin
  • KDFC radio announces Classical Stars press democrat
  • Radio documentary on Rowan football wins national SPJ award courier press
  • WAMC’s the Roundtable Broadcasts Live from the Berkshire International Film Festival read media
  • Community radio station hosts a musical grab bag in Ybor City herald tribune
  • WCPE Remembers: TheClassicalStation.org Honors Country’s Fallen prweb
  • Getting Down with Low Power FM gapers block

Streaming & Tech

  • Industry Article Says, “Internet Radio Is Ready for Take Off” yahoo
  • Hear former WRIF jock Drew Lane on the Web detroit news
  • House Judiciary considers new Webcaster Settlement Act; Webcaster petition Conyers for parity rain
  • House committee wrangles over webcast, broadcast royalties in markup meeting today rain
  • Streaming Lawsuit Targets Broadcasters – This Time audio4cast
  • RealNetworks accuses MPAA of antitrust violations cnet
  • Music piracy is still at a high level financial times
  • P2P Study Questions Long Tail Theory billboard
  • P2P study: Music crackdown is bad for business register
  • MPs: end Police’s music clampdown register
  • Spain, Italy, France top illicit file-sharing report ars technica
  • MySpace drags down social network ad spend adotas
  • MediaNews To Charge For Online Content media daily news
  • NBA Digital, T-Mobile To Stream NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals media daily news
  • VTech Wi-Fi Internet Radio Dials in 11K Stations electronic house
  • Sub-$50 Portable HD Radio landing this summer slash gear

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Bono’s Elvis tribute, American David, unveiled on Radio 4 times online
  • UK Planning a Shake-Up of Radio Spectrum cellular news
  • Broadcast Interview: Richard Park. Global Radio’s director of broadcasting Richard Park tells Robert Shepherd why he remains upbeat about the future of commercial radio despite competition from the BBC and online. broadcast now
  • Winner emerges in battle for Silk FM owner crains manchester business
  • UKRD wins out over Hallwood to purchase TLRC mediaweek uk
  • Hallwood admits defeat in fight for LRC the business desk
  • Jobs could go at Liverpool’s City Talk radio station liverpool echo
  • Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Rabbi Lionel Blue, author and contributor to Radio 4’s Today programme independent
  • Rajars drive call to arms on digital switch date broadcast now
  • talkSPORT announced for Freesat pocket lint
  • Exmouth’s Bay FM back for more radio today
  • New revenue stream on offer radio today
  • London licences up for grabs radio today
  • Gumbiner congratulates UKRD radio today
  • RAB launches the £1m challenge radio today
  • Radio 1 makes major gains irish times

Canada

  • Corus Québec Joins Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium as Exclusive French-Language Radio Partner of Vancouver 2010 cnw group
  • Corus Quebec Joins Olympic Consortium as French Language Radio Partner broadcaster
  • OBITUARY — WILLIAM (BILL) HUTTON. Longtime broadcaster William (Bill) Hutton died in hospital Wednesday after a short illness. He was 83. broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • ‘Love songs’ radio worker guilty of stalking news.com.au
  • Radio station employee guilty of stalking. AN employee of a Sydney radio station famous for its love song dedications has been fined for stalking his ex-girlfriend. the australian
  • Politically incendiary TV, radio content to be banned bangkok journal
  • State broadcast operations in South Asia face twin challenges: MD Pakistan Television associated press of pakistan
  • Alfa installs 26 new radio stations ameinfo
  • Al Wisal radio begins broadcast from Salalah zawya
  • Radio man says sorry to new minister sowetan
  • New image for Eastern Cape radio station biz community
  • Liberian Reporters Refuse to Cover Senate News After President Assaults Colleague new liberian
  • NY-based Ghanaian Radio Station to be Launched ghana web
  • Venezuela Investigates Radio and Television Stations for Irresponsible Behavior venezuela analysis
  • Radio Included in Venezuela’s First Cell Phone about.com

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Update: Performance Rights Act Goes To House. Waters reverses her support for H.R. 848
  • Ray Massie Exits KNIX/Phoenix
  • Promotion Party At Universal Republic
  • Advertisers, Agencies ‘Encourage’ PPM Encoding
  • Ando Media Promotes Krasinski To COO
  • Birach Broadcasting Grabs Michigan AM Pair
  • Heaven 97 Loses A Legend
  • Changes at WBAI
  • WURH Changes Calls To WMRQ
  • Lionel In The Morning
  • Condolences: Kim Kendrick
  • Auditing The Competition: The Future Of Newspapers
  • Second Annual ‘Troop-a-thon’
  • Conyers’ Royalty Fee Amendment Creates B’casters Uproar
  • Larry Wilson Buys Portland Pair From Paul Allen
  • Sony Music Sues EMI Over Werre Contract
  • Update: McGinty Out, Hamlin In In K.C.
  • Texas Triple A Update
  • Minority B’casters Angry With Conyers Over Performance Rights Act
  • April Album Sales Down ‘Only’ 9%
  • Flom, Cherry Lane Form Lava Music Publishing
  • Richards Resurfaces At Tribune
  • The Conclave, RCS Team Up For Free PPM Webinar
  • CC/N.Y. Opens Performance Space

All Access

  • Report: CC Eyes Restructuring $18B Debt Load
  • Emmis Revs Down 20%, Radio Division Off Just 18%
  • Karmazin Turns Down Sirius XM Stock Options
  • Savage Asks Clinton For Help In Battle With U.K. Government
  • Sub $50 HD Radio On The Horizon?
  • Cox Enterprises Extends Tender Offer
  • Aguirre Family Invests More With Grupo Radio Centro
  • Radio Marti Proposes Budget Cut, All-News Format
  • Kaden Can Ya Hear Me?
  • College Honors O’Shaughnessy, Abernethy
  • UKRD Wins Battle For Local Radio Co.
  • Liverpool’s City Talk Gets OK To Add Music
  • Stuart Dill Named President Of Sanctuary Artist Management
  • New Garth Brooks Bio Out
  • Kenny Chesney Talks About “GH II” In Radio Special
  • John Michael Montgomery Co-Hosts Time Life Infomercial
  • Rodriguez Exits WQAM
  • ‘Wait, Wait…’ It’s David Axelrod!
  • Drew Lane Fills In At WTKK
  • S.F. Welcomes Todd-N-Tyler
  • Indy 500 Coverage Included In ‘Best Of XM’
  • Boortz To Speak To Kennesaw State Commencement
  • Baldwin Back In Pittsfield
  • Z93 Understands Sign Language
  • How About Some Free JamTraxx For Memorial Day?
  • Actual Damned Job Openings

Radio Ink

  • Updated: Performance Rights Act Passes In Committee
  • Grupo Radio Centro Shareholders Invest In GRC-Los Angeles
  • Sirius XM’s Karmazin Gives Up Stock Options
  • Larry Wilson Buys Two From Rose City Radio
  • Radio One Reports Revenues
  • WSJ: What Went Wrong For Google And Radio
  • Arbitron Ad/Agency Council Encourages PPM Encoding For All Stations
  • Survey: Consumers Spend Little Time With Radio News
  • WSJ: Will McDowell Be Nominated For Another FCC Term?
  • More Support For House Anti-Royalties Resolution
  • Air America Launches Lionel In Mornings
  • Krasinksi Rises To COO At Ando Media
  • Coyote Calhoun Celebrates 40 Years In Radio
  • Clear Channel/New York Opens Performance Venue

FMQB

  • Performance Rights Act Passes First Hurdle
  • Universal Republic Promo Department Ups Three Execs
  • Ticketmaster Lenders Approve Live Nation Pact
  • Clear Channel Radio NY Gets Its Own Venue
  • Sony Sues EMI Over Executive’s Broken Promise
  • Jim Richards joins Tribune
  • Radio One-Detroit stations protest performance royalty bill
  • Music industry mining revenue from YouTube

Inside Radio

  • New pressure to meet with record labels.
  • Radio One fights royalty full-throttle.
  • Endeavour casts its vote with radio.
  • Michael Savage wants answers.
  • GRC takes on a pseudo-partner.
  • Mel Karmazin spreads the wealth.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: March PPM: CHR & Rhythmic CHR.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance Royalty moves forward
  • ESPN re-Launches ESPN Deportes in Dallas
  • House Committee votes for Performance Royalty bill
  • Predictable reactions to royalty vote
  • Performance royalty headed for markup
  • GLR Brings Mexican First Division Soccer League Playoffs
  • DeDe McGuire Joins K104 morning team
  • Battle royal on Capitol Hill
  • Analysts differ on Cox Radio results

Radio Online

  • Performance Rights Act Passes House Committee
  • KTRB/San Francisco Plans May 18th Flip to Sports
  • Grupo Radio Centro Acquires Stake in L.A. Outlet
  • Advertisers, Agencies Ask Radio to Encode for PPM
  • Ray Massie Exits KNIX/Phoenix as Program Director
  • ESPN Re-Launches ESPN Deportes in Dallas Market
  • Air America Syndication Launches New Morning Show
  • Ando Media Promotes VP/GM Paul Krasinski to COO
  • Urban AC WTMP-AM/Tampa hires J Chris (aka Shawn Christopher) as its new Assistant Program Director and Production Director
  • WFNX-FM/Boston is ending its Sunday morning program “Jazz Brunch With Jeff Turton”
  • WPXY-FM/Rochester, NY, night talent Kasper exits
  • WURH-FM (Radio 104.1)/Hartford changes to the heritage calls WMRQ
  • Clear Channel/New Haven, CT. Director of Marketing & Promotions Kelly Colonghi is out
  • Rex Charger returns to News/Talk WTDY-AM (Madison 1670 The Pulse)/Madison, WI
  • KDUV-FM/Visalia-Tulare, CA, PD/afternooner Shannon Steele resigns

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage Reaches Out To Hillary Clinton
  • Second Annual “Troop-A-Thon” Set
  • Air America Wakes Up With Lionel
  • Art Bell Explains Himself
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Insite – President Speaks at Arizona State University Commencement
  • Jobs – Seeking Production/Creative Services Director
  • News – House Panel OKs Bill to Pay Artists for Radio Play
  • News – Detroit Black Stations Protesting Radio Fees Bill
  • News – Al Sharpton, To John Conyers You Will NOT Shutdown Black Radio- Will You
  • News – Exclusive: Radio One’s Cathy Hughes Talks PRA

All About Country

  • John Michael Montgomery Hosts Time-Life Infomercial
  • Luke Bryan One Of ‘Country’s Hottest Guys’
  • Warner Bros.’ Kami Knake Heads For Topspin
  • Metro Networks Looking For Talent
  • Cox Extends Offer Again
  • Major COUNTRY Acts Under New Management
  • Love And Theft Profiled In People Magazine
  • Ray Massie Leaves KNIX/Phoenix
  • Performance Royalties Act Passes Committee Vote
  • Target Stores’ Bullseye Gives Aims To Help Charities
  • British Singer Tim McKay Visits CMA Music Fest
  • The New Broadcast Partners Launch Country’s Biggest Hits