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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 05-28-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Corus Entertainment, Inc. F2Q09 (Qtr End 02/28/09) Earnings Call Transcript seeking alpha
  • SIRIUS XM Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Stockholders yahoo
  • No Surprises at Sirius XM Holder Meeting the street
  • Sirius XM’s Karmazin Impresses in Shareholder Meeting seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM Tries to Turn Dirge Into Jingle bnet
  • Sirius XM Shareholders OK Increased Shares, clear reverse stock split radio and records
  • Sirius XM Posts Screenshot Of iPhone App yahoo
  • Sirius XM’s iPhone App: A Picture Worth a Thousand Questions seeking alpha
  • Can the iPhone save Sirius XM? industry standard
  • What a GM Bankruptcy Would Mean for Sirius XM Shareholders seeking alpha
  • SIRI: Update, Sirius FM-5 satellite, and short interest change, WWDC coming up fool
  • Arbitron Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend individual.com
  • Regent Re-Ups With Marketron radioworld
  • Radio One is Closing Corporate Headquarters.”We are closing every other Friday,” Cathy Hughes told XM 169’s Joe Madison during a radio interview. urban radio nation
  • Updating the Mays Family stake in Clear Channel radio business report
  • Goldman Sachs, CIT to Take Control of Riviera Groups radio online
  • RadioTime Opens U.K. Office to Meet Growing Worldwide Demand for Its Technology businesswire
  • John Malone: Old Media Needs New Distribution seeking alpha
  • Ticketmaster CEO says Live Nation merger necessary cnet
  • Universal retained number one music spot in 2008 reuters
  • Papers try to bridge print, Web revenue gap newspapers and technology
  • Newspaper Execs Reportedly Meeting Today to Discuss Charging for Online Content editor and publisher

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • WCBS-FM leaps into No. 2 in April Arbitron rankings behind Lite FM ny daily news
  • Times announces radio talk show hosts. Longtime radio personality Melanie Morgan and award-winning newspaper columnist John McCaslin have been named the anchors for The Washington Times’ new morning-drive radio show washington times
  • Clear Channel cuts work force by almost 12% deseret news
  • Talk show host Horton let go by Duluth station. Radio talk show host Carinda Horton was let go Friday from KDAL-AM 610 after nine months on the air at the Midwest Communications station. duluth news tribune
  • WJMP Taking Off The Cleats ohio media watch
  • Classic Artists Today, Syndicated Radio Show Launches Coool Classic Artists Today On June 1st mi2n
  • Monthly live radio show introduced. Kingston Springs rockabilly artist Ronnie Lee Twist entertained a live radio audience from Pleasant View’s Coach House on Friday as WQSV 790 AM rocked the world with its Pleasant View sock hop. tennessean
  • Local radio station finalizes deal to air Dodgers games (KBET) review journal
  • ISP announces radio affiliates for Georgia Tech regional hattiesburg american

News & PR

  • Former radio host released from jail (Shannon Burke) nbc-2
  • Shannon Burke freed from jail: Shannon Burke, former Real Radio personality, must get psychological help, stay away from booze, drugs, guns orlando sentinel
  • Former Radio Personality Released On Bond wftv
  • Drew Peterson calls radio show to joke from jail. The former Bolingbrook police officer, charged in his third wife’s death, offered snippets of a comedy routine on WLS Radio’s Mancow & Cassidy show. southtown star
  • Air America Creates In-House Sales Division mediaweek
  • Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host. ‘We will see his fat rotting torso dumped on the side of the road or in some swamp’ (Rusty Humphries) worldnetdaily
  • KCOH Up For Sale, But Staying Put houston press
  • Radio station The Breeze off air for financial reasons lincoln journal star
  • NAB Launches ”Don’t Tax That Dial” Competition radio online
  • KQLO-AM radio station bought for $65,000 by Sun Valley man. KQLO-AM radio station has been sold by the U.S. bankruptcy court in Reno to a Sun Valley man for $65,000, according to media broker Ray H. Rosenblum of Pittsburgh, Pa. reno gazette journal
  • Radio station The Breeze off air for financial reasons. Adult contemporary radio station The Breeze (KRKR 95.1 FM) remained off the air Wednesday morning with no timetable for its return. journal star
  • Valley radio station now powered by wind ktuu alaska
  • Local sports radio show host celebrates 15 years on the air. Garofolo hosting anniversary show June 6 poughkeepsie journal
  • Helen Johnston, Grand Dame Of Media Research, Dead At 74 media daily news
  • Author Team Preps to Break Talk Radio World Record open press
  • Tina Marie Participates in Breaking Guinness World Record of Most Radio Show Interviews in 24 hour period on Voice America Network yahoo
  • Zippi Approves Two Radio Campaigns and Expands Marketing Efforts for June 2009 Release yahoo
  • Clay ‘The Cooker’ Collins announces retirement dayton daily news
  • Answer Man: Arch-conservative radio DJ goes public post bulletin
  • Austin Rhodes Gets Dunked For A Good Cause (WGAC) news channel wjbf
  • Twin Lights beacon was nation’s first radio station independent
  • Stender excited about new challenge in radio. Jeremy Stender is general manager for 1310 KGLB-AM. mcleod county chronicle
  • New America Media Salutes 2009 National Ethnic Media Award Winners for Outstanding Print, Web and Broadcast Reporting individual.com
  • Arc of Monroe County Radio Ad Wins Award rnews
  • Fund-raisers win radio time (WGY) troy record

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • You’re Not In The Content Business infinite dial
  • Will Zune HD Help Microsoft More Than It Helps Radio??? mel phillips
  • What’s Going Up? jacobs media
  • Radio: Hogan’s Zeros gorman media
  • Addictive Media inside music media
  • An Exercise in Radio Station Addresses, Online audiographics
  • The Uncertain Future of Radio seeking alpha
  • Farewell to a voice of reason on radio columbus dispatch
  • I’m totally respecting your views here. You can find food for thought right around the dial – and not all of it is completely bonkers news statesman
  • Why Al Franken Has More Guts Than Rush Limbaugh gather
  • Rush Limbaugh: “Toby Harnden is right” telegraph
  • On Hardball: Racist Rush Chasing Away Hispanics newsbusters
  • Rush Limbaugh: 5 Things You Didn’t Know askmen
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger thinks Rush Limbaugh’s lost a lot of weight la times
  • Analysis: Newt, Rush and ‘Nutty White Man Talk’ cq politics
  • Shock jocks: Voice of unreason. Glenn Beck is the fastest-rising star on American TV. He’s part of a right-wing broadcasting boom that’s become the most powerful opposition to the President. Guy Adams reports the independent
  • Olbermann’s offer to Hannity off the table kwqc
  • The ‘Water Cure’ for Mancow Disease prison planet
  • Mark Oristano: Talk radio hosts, relax; the sky is not falling dallas news
  • Jason Stewart inspired by Howard Stern’s style recordnet
  • Talk radio favors Obama? dallas news
  • Obama’s War on Talk Radio the us daily
  • The PC Squad probes conservative talk radio washington examiner

FCC & Legal

  • Warring Sides on Health Care Carry Their Fight to TV and Radio Ads ny times
  • Motown stars expected to attend Conyers’ meeting on radio royalties detroit news
  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress radio business report
  • Artists, radio station owners to air concerns detroit news
  • Royalties form part of a logical process. Today’s Topic: Performers may get radio pay tennessean
  • Performers will see little benefit from royalty legislation tennessean
  • Royalties amount to an unfair tax tennessean
  • Singing For Royalties. A bill that requires radio stations to pay performers is winding its ways through Capitol Hill. forbes
  • Black radio and the ‘performance rights’ tollbooth, Part 1 florida courier
  • FCC: Openness, Video Access, Important To Rural Broadband. Copps tells Congress adopting principle of net nondiscrimination should be part of plan broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Classical radio station KUSC extends its signal la times
  • Reporter Saberi thanks Clinton for pushing Iran reuters
  • Change coming to Augie airwaves. Student-produced radio content moving online augus leader
  • Augustana College Radio Station Going Online Only (KAUR) ksfy
  • Public Radio TunerWOUB Radio Now Available on iPhone, iPod Touch woub
  • WUOT’s ‘Dialogue’ Named State’s Best Radio Talk Show for Third Year press release point
  • WRVS-FM 89.9 host is Female Announcer of the Year (Sheila Lee) ecsu

Streaming & Tech

  • Time Warner to spin off AOL cnet
  • Time Warner, AOL Prepare to Separate. Internet unit to be spun off by year’s end adweek
  • Understanding The Podcast Audience radio business report
  • Unions and publishers join to fight piracy financial times
  • News Corp hopes for broader ad deal with Google reuters
  • John Malone Wants To Kill ‘Free’. Internet-based content can’t make it on ads, he says, but change is hard. forbes
  • Cuban: Internet video progress ‘disappointing’ cnet
  • SpiralFrog dogged by DRM issues, unhappy investors cnet
  • Study: More Americans Consuming Podcasts audio4cast
  • Zune w/HD Radio and the long awaited Sirius XM iPhone app. Yawn. hear 2.0
  • CBS Radio applauds Microsoft’s new Zune HD crain’s new york
  • paidContent.org – Researcher-Entrepreneur JV CircLabs To Offer Publishers New Ad-Targeting Service washington post

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

  • Broadcasters, cable execs make final pitch to MPs montreal gazette
  • Corus Entertainment, Inc Earnings Call Transcript seeking alpha
  • Charles Dalfen, former Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission died suddenly on Tuesday. broadcaster
  • New radio station coming to Whistler. Four Senses promise local content and ‘hot adult contemporary’ music pique

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Sirius XM Shareholders OK Increased Shares. Also clear reverse stock split
  • Will Microsoft’s Zune Boost HD Radio?
  • Time Warner, AOL To Separate
  • Riviera’s Las Vegas/Phoenix Stations To Get New Controllers
  • NAB Wants Radio To Get Creative
  • ‘Paul & Young Ron Show’ Grows Florida Network
  • Mason’s The Walrus … Koo Koo Katchoo
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 27, 2009
  • Microsoft Packing HD Receiver In New Zune
  • Air America Creates In-House Sales Division
  • Culbertson Wakes Up The Smooth Jazz Network
  • Greensboro Demands Hit Music…Now
  • Triton Offers Enhanced Mobile Marketing Solution
  • Grace Broadcast Sales Launches Online Social Network
  • Dark Reno Station Sold In Bankruptcy For $65,000
  • Minority Groups Press Leahy On Performance Rights Act
  • Arbitron To Revise Earlier New York PPM Data
  • Davis, Hunnicutt Expand CCR Roles
  • Mocarsky Exiting Arbitron
  • Citadel Board Member Resigns
  • Condolences: Don Anti
  • K-MOZART Is Back
  • Midday Vacancy On Hot 107.9 In Atlanta
  • Doyle Dizzy After Spinning Off
  • R&R Chart Highlights: New No. 1s At AC, Country
  • Condolences: Craig Erickson
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Gilreath Opens RASS
  • The ‘Kidd Chris Show’ Returns Online
  • BBM, Coleman Team For Canadian PPM Seminars

All Access

  • UMG Remains The Industry’s Top Dog
  • Time Warner To Spin Off AOL As Separate Company
  • Motown Stars Expected At Meeting On Radio Royalties
  • Even Dead, SpiralFrog Causes Controversy
  • KGEZ Owner Wins Delay In Ch. 7 Hearing
  • Phoenix Station Ownership Structure Reorganized
  • Arbitron To Pay Dividend
  • KBET/Vegas Adds Dodgers, Plans Sports Flip
  • Saberi Thanks Hillary Clinton, Talks To NPR
  • Drew Peterson Calls WLS From Jail
  • Marketron Wins Group Contract From Regent Communications
  • WXTU Gets Proclamation From PA Governor For 25th Anniversary
  • CMA Accepting Submissions For Broadcast Awards
  • Kellie Pickler Cancels Shows Due To Illness
  • Scott Borchetta & Big Kenny Added As Judges For ‘Can You Duet’
  • KSCS Parody King Does Taylor
  • Darius Rucker Gets His Own iPhone App
  • Can You Sing Like Trace?
  • Morgan, McCaslin Tapped To Host Washington Times Show
  • Duo Aims At Radio Interview Record
  • ‘Film Freak’ Lives On
  • WJMP Plans Jump To Talk
  • Paul & Young Ron Add Two Stations To Network

Radio Ink

  • NAB Opens ‘Don’t Tax That Dial’ Competition
  • Microsoft’s Zune Adds HD Radio
  • Air America Starts Network Sales Division
  • Karmazin Presentation Accentuates The Positive
  • Renda’s Velocity Partners With Broadcast Tower Management
  • Regent Re-Ups With Marketron
  • Fisher Signs With WorldNow For Online Video
  • Gilreath Opens Radio Affiliate Services & Syndication
  • Lincoln Financial Re-Ups With Liquid Compass
  • Report: No Labor Day Fireworks From Emmis
  • Davis, Hunnicutt Take On New Roles At Clear Channel
  • Mocarsky To Exit Arbitron
  • Broadcasters, Civil Rights Groups Appeal To Leahy For Royalties Hearing
  • Coleman Sets PPM Seminars In Canada

FMQB

  • Universal Maintains Leading Market Share
  • Sneak Peek At Sirius XM iPhone App During Shareholders Meeting
  • U2 manager talks illegal downloading
  • SpiralFrog still facing troubles after shutting down

Inside Radio

  • Microsoft may help radio with Apple.
  • Struble: Auto woes don’t hurt HD Radio.
  • Sirius “best of” outsells XM.
  • LBI Media at odds with BMI, ASCAP.
  • Atlanta’s “99X” back on ratings map.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: Winter Adult Contemporary Overview
  • Montana owner fights liquidation.
  • Advertisers create ethnic radio award.

Radio Business Report

  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress
  • Updating the Mays Family stake in Clear Channel
  • Civil Rights groups press Senate for royalty hearing
  • Stations sold: Is it the start of something big?
  • NAB launches anti-tax ad competition
  • Marketron signs Regent
  • Next gen Zune devices to include HD Radio
  • Shake-up on Chicago FM dial
  • No fireworks for Emmis
  • Another Arbitron exit
  • Lenders become owners at Nassau
  • Skarzynski continues to remake Arbitron

Radio Online

  • Broadcasters Applaud Microsoft on the New Zune HD
  • Air America Media Creates In-House Sales Division
  • Sirius XM Stockholders Approve Reverse Stock Split
  • NAB Launches ”Don’t Tax That Dial” Competition
  • Triton Digital Offers Enhanced Mobile Marketing
  • Marketron Wins Long-Term Group Contract w/Regent
  • WEPN Inks 4-Year Extension with New York Jets
  • Former WTKS Middayer Burke Appears in Court
  • Broadcast Architecture’s Smooth Jazz Network taps smooth jazz musician, producer and broadcaster Brian Culbertson
  • WBCT-FM/Grand Rapids PD Doug Montgomery is appointed Country PD
  • Former Chris-Craft Industries Chairman/President Herbert J. Siegel has resigned from Citadel Broadcasting’s board of directors
  • Ernie Alexander joins Talk KVOL-AM/Lafayette, LA, as General Manager and morning host
  • CHR WJMX-FM/Florence, SC, morning host Zach Fox adds Music Director dutie
  • KBWF-FM (The Wolf)/San Francisco market vet Baltazar fills middays
  • The “Jeff Foxworthy Countdown” celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend

NTS Aircheck

  • More Comments On Mancow Waterboarding
  • And Now, Straight From The “Cow’s” Mouth
  • Apparently You CAN Go Home Again
  • Twitter Hopes For Revenue By Year’s End
  • Quarterback Sneak

Urbansite

  • Chris Brown on You Tube ” I AM NOT A MONSTER”
  • New Music – M. Beezy ft. T-Pain & Ole-E. – 2nite 2nite 2nite
  • New York PPM, Milwaukee Spring ‘09 Phase 1
  • Microsoft Announces Zune HD: So What?
  • Olivia Fox on Fox 5 Morning News Washington DC
  • Greensboro’s UAC KISS 105.7 is now Top 40

All About Country

  • NBC Features Taylor 2X In The Next 3-Days
  • CMA Now Taking 2009 Broadcast Awards Submissions
  • Kellie Pickler Suffers From Bronchitis
  • WXTU/Philadelphia Celebrates 25-Years!
  • It’s Red Light For Jay McCarthy
  • Country Weekly Fashion Show Benefits Musicians On Call
  • Arbitron Releases Spring Phase I Returns Today
  • Conclave Webinar Today
  • Stations: Be Ready For New George Strait Single
  • Bucky Covington Draws Record Crowd In Asheboro
  • NAB Wants Your Creativity!
  • A Good Week For COUNTRY Albums
  • How Much Can You Take…
  • COUNTRY Premium Choice Gets A PD
  • Rascal Flatts’ Summer Nights Mediabase Most-Added–Again
  • KIK-FM Reunion Set For June 5th In Fullerton, CA
  • Montgomery Gentry Invited Into Opry Membership