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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 06-04-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Trade publication Radio & Records shuttered reuters
  • BIA Revises Radio Forecast Downward mediaweek
  • Clear Channel lenders threaten refinancing plan financial times
  • ESPN Radio Signs With Nielsen media daily news
  • Westwood One Chooses Chessare For SVP/Network Sales radio ink
  • Clear Channel Launches ”Classic 98.1” in Sacramento radio online
  • Clear Channel dominates S.L. market deseret news
  • Air America Media Coming to Washington, D.C. Airwaves digital facility
  • They Want Kathy, Judy Back Radio duo shuttered last month nbcchicago
  • Dan McNeil returns to the Score as midday host daily herald
  • Under fire, radio host says transgender comments were ‘a joke’ sacremento bee
  • Ex-DJ’s wife breaks silence on shooting (Shannon Burke) florida today
  • Radio & Records Demise Emphasizes Radio Industry Dilemma audio graphics
  • Is Your Station Building An Audience, Or A Community? infinite dial
  • Radio Broadcasters Close to Shutting Down Performance Tax mediaweek
  • Internet Radio Host Hal Turner Faces Connecticut Charges hartford courant
  • Why NPR is the Future of Mainstream Media mashable
  • WNYC Lays Off Four  mediabistro
  • Sat. radio customers will pay more as royalties increase rain
  • Wi-Fi: Satellite Radio’s New Frontier seeking alpha
  • Study Shows Twitter Is a Broadcast Medium pc world
  • iPhone to get an FM radio? Let the rumors fly! christian science monitor
  • BBC refuses to disclose pay of top radio presenters whales online
  • Developer unveils plans for old CBC Radio property cbc

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Trade publication Radio & Records shuttered reuters
  • Radio & Records, Performing Songwriter Are Closing cmt
  • R.I.P. Radio & Records. Radio & Records, the music industry bible founded by Bob Wilson in 1973, has ceased publication. undercover
  • Radio & Records to Cease Publication about.com
  • Radio Trade Magazine Closes follow the media
  • The Hollywood Reporter Cuts More Staff. Nielsen also closes Radio & Records, shutters website. the wrap
  • Final Note: ‘Radio & Records’ Folds media daily news
  • BIA Revises Radio Forecast Downward mediaweek
  • Research Firm Revises Radio Forecast Downward billboard
  • Radio’s Revenue Forecast Fades. BIA sees 15% dip for struggling medium in 2009 adweek
  • Clear Channel lenders threaten refinancing plan financial times
  • Sirius XM Goes Worldwide with Liberty Global seeking alpha
  • New and Improved Sirius XM Reinvents Itself seeking alpha
  • Buy Liberty Capital, Short Sirius XM? motley fool
  • ESPN Radio Signs With Nielsen media daily news
  • ESPN Radio Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nielsen radio online
  • Ad agency warns of media closures financial times
  • Analyst: ’10 Reinvigoration of Auto to Boost Local Ad Markets mediaweek
  • Auto Ads Are Primed to Kick Into Gear. Analyst sees impact on media buys as less severe in 2010 adweek
  • Auto Ads Down By $1.1 Billion In First Quarter broadcasting and cable
  • Clear Channel billboard deal could fall through due to possible code conflict on flashing LED signs miami today

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • We’d like to thank you for supporting R&R, and hope that you will continue to follow the brand through Billboard. You will be redirected to Billboard.biz in 30 seconds…. radio and records
  • Clear Channel Launches ”Classic 98.1” in Sacramento radio online
  • Clear Channel dominates S.L. market. New Arbitron radio ratings are due out this weekend, but a closer look at the rankings that came out in early May shows that Clear Channel is the predominant radio station company in the Salt Lake market. deseret news
  • Clear Channel Appoints William Eccleshare to President and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel International businesswire
  • Westwood One Chooses Chessare For SVP/Network Sales radio ink
  • They Want Kathy, Judy Back Radio duo shuttered last month nbcchicago
  • Kathy and Judy Fans Protest At WGN Radio. Devoted fans want the station to put the “girlfriends” back on the air wgn tv
  • Air America Media Coming to Washington, D.C. Airwaves digital facility
  • Air America signs LMA with Bonneville/DC radio business report
  • Dan McNeil returns to the Score as midday host daily herald
  • Popular local radio DJ laid off. Richard Orr was able to keep his radio career going two years ago despite Federal drug-related charges. But the lagging economy proved too much for the DJ, known to most Middle Georgians as Rick Knight. macon.com
  • ‘Aunt Eloise’ To Be Back On Air. Popular Host Joins Galax, VA FM Station wxii 12 winston salem
  • ‘All Ag, All Day’ Radio Station Debutes in Texas. The Amarillo, TX, area now has its own all farm radio station – KZIP 1310 AM. wisconson ag connection
  • Vince Koza: More sports on FM radio lima ohio
  • Root Declares ‘W.A.R.’ on Big Government in America’s Largest Radio Markets yahoo
  • Veteran Political Strategist Ed Rollins to Host Exclusive Limited Engagement Series of Shows on Sirius XM Radio pr newswire
  • Local station changes it up with new format. Border 104 is now Hit Radio 104.3 moscow pullman daily news
  • Radio show embraces Hispanic cultures star news online
  • Dr. Edward Martin Hosts New Los Angeles Radio Show About Back Pain pr newswire
  • Radio station changes program lineup. The AM radio station 980 Kruz has made a few changes to its program lineup. Morning news announcer John Badham has moved to afternoons with radio personality Gord Gibb, and is on air from noon to 6 p.m. peterbrorough examiner

News & PR

  • Under fire, radio host says transgender comments were ‘a joke’ sacremento bee
  • Gay Group Demands Apology For Transgender Radio Segment on top
  • Ex-DJ’s wife breaks silence on shooting. In her first interview since being shot, the wife of former Real Radio talk show host Shannon Burke said she remains in a lot of pain after she was struck by a bullet in the head florida today
  • Group criticizes radio DJ’s remarks. The Armenian Council of America was the latest critic to voice displeasure over comments made on Bill Handel’s KFI morning radio show in which he and his co-hosts, in a sarcastic bite at curing a stressed health-care system, suggested selling off Glendale as a way to “get rid of all the Armenians.” glendale news press
  • Citadel cancels hip-hop concert. Citing “circumstances beyond [our] control in this present economy,” Citadel Broadcasting has canceled the June 19 Summer Jam hip-hop concert at Alltel Arena. arkansas online
  • Norwich accident sentencing on today’s docket. A Norwich man faces up to two years in prison at his sentencing today in connection with a 2007 accident that seriously injured a local radio personality. norwich bulletin
  • Joan Alexander dies at 94; ’40s radio actress played Lois Lane in ‘Superman’ la times
  • Radio Resume: Networking Across Airwaves cbs 42
  • Radio station hosting June 13 rummage sale (KCPW) salt lake tribune
  • Red Bank jazz festival begins Friday app.com
  • Two Macon radio personalities nominated for hall of fame. Two well-known Macon radio personalities have been announced as nominees for the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame’s 2009 class. macon.com
  • Former WQXR-FM host settles on Upper East Side. The Evans Tower Condominium manhattan blockshopper
  • New World Record for Talk Radio radio magazine
  • All Aboard C89.5 FM’s Summer Cruise! seattle weekly
  • RUMORS FLY AT EMI. TWO TOP EXECS IN FALLING OUT OVER COO WERRE MESS ny post

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Radio Broadcasters Close to Shutting Down Performance Tax mediaweek
  • Majority of U.S. House Opposes Radio Performance Fee radio magazine
  • Radio, Artists Go Head-To-Head On Performance Royalties fmqb
  • Broadcasters say majority of US House opposed to new performers royalty for radio airplay star tribune
  • Support Reaches Majority Against Airplay Royalites radio online
  • Performance-royalty foes notch victory; R&R to close examiner
  • Area radio broadcasters criticize royalty bill tmc.net
  • Static for black radio. Bill would require payments for right to play records the charlotte post
  • Internet Radio Host Hal Turner Faces Connecticut Charges. Radio host Hal Turner… is accused of inciting his listeners and readers to “take up arms,” and of singling out two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official. hartford courant
  • What got Hal Turner in trouble? Threats on his Web site commentary nj.com
  • FCC Gets $10 Million More For Call Centers. Money will go towards ensuring it has enough operators to handle the phone banks broadcasting and cable
  • FCC: Some DTV transition hiccups still anticipated cnet
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Why NPR is the Future of Mainstream Media mashable
  • From brilliant to bizarre, you have to love NPR enidnews
  • Breaking: WNYC Lays Off Four. New York Public radio station WNYC has laid off four staffers and eliminated 11 unfilled positions. mediabistro
  • New York Public Radio cuts 7%. inside radio
  • New Leadership in Pacifica Radio. After years of stumbling leadership, Pacifica radio has new people in key positions: LaVarn Williams, formerly a local board member here at KPFA, is now the interim chief financial officer the berkley daily planet
  • Students push for radio station of their own. Plans are in the works for a new student-run radio station run through KCUR. university news
  • New Haven Student’s Finish Radio Show indiana news center
  • Bayfield climber to be featured on KUWS’s ‘Final Edition’ duluth news tribune
  • Commercial radio is tuning out God, report finds christian today
  • New Christian radio signals hope. Sussex station hopes to spread the good word around delmarva now

Streaming & Tech

  • Wi-Fi: Satellite Radio’s New Frontier seeking alpha
  • Sat. radio customers will pay more as royalties increase rain
  • Study Shows Twitter Is a Broadcast Medium pc world
  • Six months later, no ISPs joining RIAA piracy fight cnet
  • Ferndale’s Livio plans to cash in on Internet radio metromedia
  • what next for internet radio company Last.fm? hindu.com
  • New Pure Digital Radio For Cars Launched smarthouse
  • YouTube holds out after UK body drops music streaming fees ars technica
  • iPhone to get an FM radio? Let the rumors fly! christian science monitor
  • Code In iTunes 8.2 Shows RDS Radio Capabilities, Tagging, Nike+? ozelwebtasarim
  • Next Generation of iPhone May Include FM Radio Function smart trend
  • iPhone May Get Radio Tagging and Nike+ pc world
  • New Zune Will Play Internet Radio…(and HD Radio) audio4cast
  • The Future of Online Music: Labels and Services Working Together audio4cast
  • Gear4 adds DAB radio to KRG-D50 iPod dock macworld
  • Soon, you’ll have to pay for Hulu daily finance
  • Landmark study: DRM truly does make pirates out of us all ars technica
  • The Future of Something: Nick Denton, Bonnie Fuller, and Others Hold Forth at I Want Media Panel new york observer

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC refuses to disclose pay of top radio presenters whales online
  • MPs slam BBC for radio silence over stars’ pay malaysian insider
  • John Humphrys refuses to reveal salary in on-air clash with Tory MP over BBC salary scandal daily mail
  • Call to audit BBC Radio’s books. An MPs’ committee wants BBC Radio costs made public after finding that the corporation spends far more on radio programmes than its commercial rivals. channel4
  • BBC criticised over secret salaries of radio stars such as Chris Moyles. The BBC has been criticised for its ‘disgraceful’ behaviour in keeping the multimillion pound salaries of its radio presenters such as Sir Terry Wogan and Chris Moyles secret. telegraph
  • BBC criticised over radio presenter pay. The public accounts committee has criticised the BBC for a “highly unsatisfactory arrangement” which prevented the National Audit Office from scrutinising they pay of radio presenters. yahoo
  • BBC: 6 Music leads BBC coverage of Glastonbury Festival individual.com
  • DAB Digital Radio in the UK, Italy, and Denmark james cridland
  • Radio review. A curious analogy shaped Inside the Virtual Anthill (Radio 4), a look at open-source software and its place in big business. guardian
  • Radio 2’s ‘Allotment doctor’ to open Garden Festival hereford times
  • After three years Nick returns to Radio Solent daily echo
  • Southern Comfort goes on the road with multi-platform campaign mediaweek uk
  • Pirate Radio Stations Accused of Encouraging Violence london echo
  • Radio station in town to celebrate its launch the bolton news
  • Rock Radio spreads to Donington radio today
  • More TLRC management exit radio today
  • Volunteer Award for Plymouth radio today
  • kmfm supports Marie Curie radio today
  • Passion launches new player radio today
  • Czech Radio’s Roma programme chief flees to Canada yahoo

Canada

  • Council supports festival, radio station bids. Centre Well­ing­ton council has supported bids for grants that would see a major development in Bissell Park in Elora and a radio sta­tion for Fergus and Elora. wellington advertiser
  • Radio stations tuning in to Orillia. Two new ones in the works barrie examiner
  • Developer unveils plans for old CBC Radio property cbc
  • Community radio conference. Rooting for radical radio hour

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Big FM to list on BSE in 2 months. Preparatory to third phase of FM radio licence auctions business standard india
  • A Mathew George named Big FM Delhi sales head radio and music
  • News Roundup: Big FM to List in Two Months vccircle
  • BIG 92.7 FM announces new radio property ‘Cricket Mahabharata’ media newsline
  • Junta allows more FM Radio Stations mizzima
  • ‘It’s apartheid at Fresh FM,’ fired DJs complain informante
  • 702 presenters receive Paul Harris Awards. John Robbie and Aki Anastasiou, the Talk Radio 702 presenters, were both given the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions bizcommunity

Trades

Radio & Records

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All Access

  • Are Clear Channel Lenders Rooting For Default?
  • NY Post: The Rumors Fly At EMI
  • Ken Wilson Exits Warner Brothers
  • Could The iPhone Be Getting An FM Tuner?
  • State Broadcast Associations Urge No Vote On Performance Fee
  • ESPN Radio Signs Multi-Year Deal With Nielsen
  • Chase Carey To Be News Corp.’s Number Two
  • Eccleshare Named Pres./CEO Of Clear Channel International
  • Five From Radio On Forbes ‘Top 100’ List
  • Air America Returns To D.C.
  • New Sacto Move-In Debuts With Classic Hits
  • Man Sentenced Today In Accident Involving WCTY Personality
  • Barry Weiss To Be Honored By UJA
  • The New Music Seminar Returns To New York July 21st
  • Country Stars Included In Forbes’ Top 100 Celeb List
  • Julianne Hough To Host CMT’s ‘Video Of The Year’ Special
  • Mark Lindow Back In The Frog Pond
  • Strait Reaches Another Milestone As ‘Troubadour’ Goes Platinum
  • LeAnn Rimes Responds To Stalking Allegations
  • Rascal Flatts & Jeffrey Steele Named Lifetime Members Of NSAI
  • Lorrie Morgan Celebrates 25 Years With The Opry
  • KFDI Helps Laid-Off Workers
  • Dan McNeil Is Back At The Score
  • Compass Explands Sunday NFL Coverage
  • Genesis Debuts Bay Biz Radio 1470/Tampa
  • Internet Talk Host Arrested In NJ
  • Sabo Offers FM Talk ‘Quick Start’ Seminar
  • More Robert Conrad At CRN
  • Ed Rollins Hosts Show On Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S.
  • WRVW Summer Jam 2009 Is On
  • You Can Launch A Radio Station For $999

Radio Ink

  • Newberry: Majority Support For Local Radio Freedom Act A ‘Milestone’
  • Westwood One Chooses Chessare For SVP/Network Sales
  • R&R Is Closing
  • British Politician Who Targeted Savage Resigns
  • MAB Hall Chooses HOF Inductees, Honors Howard
  • Goldstein Named SVP/Sales At Interactive One
  • Majority Support For Local Radio Freedom Act
  • McDowell Nominated For Second FCC Term
  • Artists Gather In Detroit To Talk Royalties
  • Fourteen More On Board With Local Radio Freedom Act
  • ESPN Radio Signs Up With Nielsen
  • Donahoe Heads New GAP East
  • Radio One Re-Signs With Metro Traffic

FMQB

  • State Broadcasters Assocs Ask Pelosi To Oppose Performance Royalty
  • Clear Channel Lenders To Reject Debt Exchange?
  • BIA: Radio Revenue Will Fall To $14 Billion In ’09
  • Q92.9/Pittsburgh adds PM edition of Q Morning Show
  • drummer Sorum launches label with Rocket Science
  • How Beatles: Rock Band came together
  • rumors of executive level discord at EMI
  • Why NPR Is the Future of Mainstream Media

Inside Radio

  • BIA cuts 2009 forecast.
  • Report: Lenders reject debt swap.
  • Labels’ new focus is conversion.
  • Inside Radio Q&A: Congressman Gene Green.
  • Debt-heavy Citadel weighs options.
  • Eccleshare gets international CEO role.
  • Oaktree Capital forms Gap East.
  • Radio & Records stops the presses.
  • New York Public Radio cuts 7%.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian:

Radio Business Report

  • Performance tax: Critical mass attained
  • Performance tax resistance nears critical mass
  • Royalty battle still brewing
  • ESPN Radio signs for Nielsen’s radio ratings
  • Filling a new GAP
  • Deadlines set for PPM comments
  • Jacqui Smith, who banned Savage, resigns
  • Air America signs LMA with Bonneville/DC
  • Breaking: R&R RIP
  • Breaking: House majority opposes royalty fees
  • Radio & Records shuts down
  • College broadcasters object to tax
  • Westwood One sets vote on reverse split
  • Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem
  • Performance Royalty showdown in Motown
  • PPM comes up short in minority demos

Radio Online

  • Support Reaches Majority Against Airplay Royalites
  • Westwood One Names Chessare SVP/Network Sales
  • GAP Broadcasting Forms GAP East, Taps Donahoe
  • Clear Channel Launches ”Classic 98.1” in Sacramento
  • ESPN Radio Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nielsen
  • UK’s Smith Resigns After Receiving Savage Suit
  • R&R is Shutting Down, Ceasing Publication on June 5
  • Air America Inks LMA with WFED/Washington DC
  • WHTZ-FM (Z100)/New York night personality Billy The Kidd exits
  • AC WLTJ-FM (Q92.9)/Pittsburgh morning hosts John Cline and Kerri Griffith, currently on Q92.9 weekdays from 5:30-9:20am, will add an evening edition of their program
  • Former Cumulus/Albany, GA, Market Manager Jerry Butler returns to the 7-station cluster as Operations Manager
  • WHTG-FM (Hit 106)/Monmouth-Ocean, NJ, ups Assistant PD/MD and afternoon personality Matt Knight to Program Director
  • KROQ-FM/Los Angeles Marketing and Promotions Director Amy Stevens adds thoses duties for the entire CBS Radio cluster
  • Nina Cruz exits nights at Rhythmic AC KAJM-FM (Mega 104.3)/Phoenix
  • Former WKSC-FM/Chicago Imaging Director Dave Kampel joins crosstown Rhythmic CHR WBBM-FM

NTS Aircheck

  • Air America Gets DC Outlet
  • Plenty Of Talk TV On Radio
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbaninsite

  • News – ‘Queen of Blues’ Koko Taylor dies
  • Arbitron – Tampa-St. Pete, Buffalo, Shreveport
  • News – NAB: House majority opposes new performers royalty
  • News – Radio & Records Closes after 36 Years
  • News – Star 99.7 Charleston Funkfest Video
  • News – Black Singers Demand Pay For Radio Play
  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati,

All About Country

  • 21-Year Old Sentenced In Shelly Martinez Car Crash Case
  • Format For Sale: All ‘Toys’ Included
  • Julianne Hough Hosts CMT Music Awards Special
  • Platinum Troubadour Opens New Dallas Stadium
  • Rick & Bubba Authors Another One
  • Performance Royalty Bill Dead? – Not Yet Says NAB
  • Trailer Choir Rocks Fresno’s Beer Gut
  • Mark Lindow Returns To Froggy/Pittsburgh
  • Spring Phase I Returns Continue Today
  • Tomorrow’s R&R Will Be The Last
  • Montgomery Gentry Cracker Barrel CD Cracks 25K
  • The Parks Play The Tin Roof
  • Wynonna & WannaBeatles Perform
  • Robin Meade Joins ASCAP
  • Martina Sings For A Happy Couple