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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 06-18-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Media sector mergers seen few and far between reuters
  • KLSX-FM climbs in the ratings after dumping talk format la times
  • WLTW increases lead in May Arbritron ratings ny media examiner
  • SLIWA CLAIMS GOTTI THREATENED HIM IN COURT ny post
  • Bubba the Love Sponge has guns stolen out of car tampa bay online
  • The Richards Group Wins Mercury for Best Radio Spot mediaweek
  • The murder of Alan Berg in Denver: 25 years later denver post
  • Signals for radio’s future are anything but clear denver post
  • KTXT Back in Business my fox lubbock
  • Yoshi’s fights to keep jazz station KCSM alive san jose mercury news
  • CBS Launches User-Controlled Radio mediaweek
  • Incoming FCC Chairman: No Censorship big hollywood
  • Sirius XM iPhone App Launches Without Howard Stern yahoo
  • Sirius XM’s latest blunder: Its iPhone app cnet
  • Web beats TV, radio as preferred news source msnbc
  • Web sports radio backer now a fugitive chicago tribune
  • Signals for radio’s future are anything but clear denver post
  • FM and AM Radio Could be Gone by 2015 i4unews
  • CN Group sells off radio stations evening mail
  • Quebec radio contest did not breach code, CBSC says cartt
  • ABC radio let me down – fire survivor adelaide now

Radio News US: Business & Financial

  • Media sector mergers seen few and far between reuters
  • Sirius XM raising rates radio business report
  • Music’s Sales Slide Won’t Skip a Beat. eMarketer projects that digital formats will mitigate, but not reverse, losses in the near term adweek
  • AP To Lower Member Fees Again, Targets Online Customers media daily news
  • News Corp May Dissolve Fox Interactive, Fire 300 More silicon valley insider

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KLSX-FM climbs in the ratings after dumping talk format. KIIS-FM keeps No. 1, but L.A. radio listeners seem to like Lady Gaga and her friends better than Carolla, Bonaduce and Leykis. la times
  • WLTW increases lead in May Arbritron ratings ny media examiner
  • Radio changes. There is some tinkering going on with KMJ (FM 105.9). These are the first changes for the local radio station since it launched the FM talk format in late March. fresno bee
  • It’s a 2-for-1 ‘Ticket’ with FM simulcast toledo blade
  • Has Q105 become a Christian radio station? Mason Dixon goes all Jesus-gab on us creative loafing
  • New radio network offers unique blend of talk radio deseret news
  • KM’s Neisler running WGNC cleveland county star
  • WHYY to close Del. TV news show philly.com
  • Arbitron: PPM Dallas-Fort Worth New York Chicago Philadelphia Houston Los Angeles San Francisco San Jose Nassau Middlesex Riverside-San Bernadino radio daily news

News & PR

  • SLIWA CLAIMS GOTTI THREATENED HIM IN COURT ny post
  • Bubba the Love Sponge has guns stolen out of car tampa bay online
  • The Richards Group Wins Mercury for Best Radio Spot mediaweek
  • Internet Named Favorite News Source. TV, newspapers and radio lag behind in Zogby poll adweek
  • Concert to benefit Stayton music promoter, radio host (Ken Cartwright) statesman journal
  • Radio hosts go head to head during ‘Central Coast Views’ monterey county herald
  • Signing off on a career. Star 94 GM retires after 40 years of powerful vibes in Atlanta radio (Mark Kanov) atlanta journal constitution
  • KAUZ’s New Radio Station in Full Swing kazu
  • The murder of Alan Berg in Denver: 25 years later. “In a sense, it was one of the opening shots of a truly revolutionary radical right.” denver post
  • Crime history – Radio show host gunning down by neo-Nazis washington examiner
  • Web sports radio backer now a fugitive. David Hernandez accused of mail fraud in criminal complaint chicago tribune
  • Live video: Talk show hosts debate issues before live studio audience monterey county herald
  • Punch your ticket to Nashville in country singing contest tacoma weekly
  • A LOOK BACK: ‘The Man on the Farm’ show put Libertyville in radio limelight pioneer local
  • Proud to be following in father’s footsteps. Radio personality TJ Connors always knew “deep down” he could be “entertaining”. my kawartha
  • The Blind Sportscaster of Tampa Bay radio 2020
  • National Radio Hall of Fame 2009 Posthumous Inductees radio magazine
  • Chicago Fire Soccer And Univision Radio Proud To Present: Festival Orgullo Mexicano our sports central
  • Full Compass Systems Begins Move to New Facility radio magazine

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Incoming FCC Chairman: No Censorship big hollywood
  • Genachowski sails through FCC confirmation hearings zd net
  • Music industry group responds to performance-royalty protest with overblown threat reclaim the media
  • FCC meeting on Floyd radio tower concerns utica od
  • Local station managers worried about Radio Royalties Bill johnson city press
  • Blogger surrenders on Conn. lawmaker-threat charge pride souce
  • Behavioral Advertising: First Do No Harm. House members discuss need to balance consumer privacy control and free Internet business model at hearing broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Jim Harrington: Yoshi’s fights to keep jazz station KCSM alive san jose mercury news
  • Behind calm veneer, PBS stations fight bitterly tampa bay online
  • With shortfall looming, public radio asks for help. The region’s public radio station, WVTF, is trying to raise $40,000 in a two-day campaign. roanoke times
  • College radio stations are holding their own as world turns digital daily herald
  • Fingerprints of God: A Conversation with NPR’s Religion Correspondent kuow
  • Locals get fewer choices for public radio new times san luis obispo
  • Jeff Lindsay, Elaine Viets on WRLN sun sentinel
  • 2 Colo. Springs stations staged extra fundraisers news channel 13
  • Radio host sets final broadcast (Chuck Schaden WDCB) naperville sun
  • KTXT Back in Business. Gone are the eclectic sounds, the disc jockeys and the studio, yet KTXT FM is resurrected. my fox lubbock
  • 2 local radio stations hold unscheduled fundraisers colorodo springs gazette
  • KCCLive – 99.8 FM Points the Way knowsley online
  • WKNO Mounts Foreclosure Education Blitz memphis daily news
  • Bott Radio blocks Driscoll, replaces segment mid-show baptist press

Streaming & Tech

  • SIRIUS XM Radio Now Available on Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch yahoo
  • Sirius XM iPhone App Launches Without Howard Stern yahoo
  • Sirius XM unveils iPhone, iPod Touch app yahoo
  • Sirius XM’s latest blunder: Its iPhone app cnet
  • No Stern? No NFL? No MLB? No Way. all things digital
  • Sirius XM neuters its iPhone app: Howard Stern, MLB, NFL out zdnet
  • CBS Launches User-Controlled Radio mediaweek
  • Jelli: Grand experimental listener-controlled radio debuts in San Francisco examiner
  • User-Controlled Radio Snares Programming Block on CBS San Francisco Station media buyer planner
  • Launch a radio takeover with Jelli cnet
  • Web beats TV, radio as preferred news source. Poll finds nearly 40 percent believe Internet is most reliable news outlet msnbc
  • Country fans’ lower at-home connectivity creates challenges for labels rain
  • Singing in the Car Along With Your Personal Radio Station ny times
  • Next to go dark: Analog radio yahoo
  • Triton To Sell Ads For Wizzard Media’s Podcast Network audio4cast
  • ‘Twitter this! How technology screwed all of us rich lieberman
  • Reviving a classic: Radio redesign. An innovative designer rethinks an old standby. cnn
  • Broadcast Execs Worry About Viability, Debate Charging For Hulu media daily news
  • Media atwitter over ‘tweets’ Web site messages breaking the news boston herald

Radio News International: Britain/Europe

  • Thousands of motorists to lose radio signal. Digital Britain report: Thousands of motorists could be left without radio signal in their cars if government plans to switch off FM and AM radio signal by 2015 go ahead. telegraph
  • Kelvin MacKenzie threatens legal action over Digital Britain move to upgrade radio stations telegraph
  • FM and AM Radio Could be Gone by 2015 i4unews
  • CN Group sells off radio stations. CUMBRIA-BASED media company CN Group, publishers of the North West Evening Mail and Advertiser, has sold its five radio stations in the Midlands. evening mail
  • North publisher sells off Midlands radio outlets hold the front page
  • Minute’s silence to be held for voice of Carlisle United Derek Lacey. Thousands of mourning football fans will hold a minute’s silence for the legendary radio commentator dubbed the voice of Carlisle United. times and star
  • Ex-Spice Emma Bunton prepares for Kent radio show this is kent
  • Emma Bunton fronts Heart radio campaign marketing magazine
  • Academy FM will be isle’s latest radio station your thanet
  • Radio presenter drums up team for charity race wiltshire times
  • A new drinking game james cridland
  • Sky News Radio turns 10 radio today
  • CN sells Touch Radio network radio today
  • Heart TV ads include Spice radio today
  • France’s SPPF Sues YouTube billboard

Canada

  • Quebec radio contest did not breach code, CBSC says cartt
  • Williams defends himself after accusing N.L. radio show host of spreading ‘crap’ yahoo canada
  • Astral Radio, Hamilton, Supports NHL Bid broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

Trades All Access

  • Motel 6 Spot Takes Top Radio-Mercury Award
  • Chicago Sports Webio Backer Still On Lam From Feds
  • Sirius XM iPhone App Now Available
  • Cumulus Sells Texas Combo
  • Roanoke To Become Cisco-less
  • Jim Conlee Grabs Q92.9 Middays
  • KTXT Returns At Texas Tech
  • CN Radio Sells U.K.’s Touch Radio Stations
  • WCTK Morning Show Invades Manhattan
  • KWEN Helps Mini-Change Bandits
  • WTOP’s Plotkin, WAMU’s Nnamdi Visit Each Other’s Shows Friday
  • More Bats For WKRD-A/Louisville
  • ESPN Deportes Arrives In Atlantic City
  • NDSU Football Adds Three Affiliates
  • ‘Day In The Life’ Of KRMG’s Kelley On YouTube
  • WPOZ Kicks Off ‘Z Movie Nights’
  • Moby, New BP Sign With RASS
  • Pagnotti Adds ‘Em On The Left And Right

Radio Ink

  • RAB To Work With VCU Brandcenter; Radio-Mercury Prizes Double For 2010
  • Jelli Goes On The Air At Live 105/San Jose
  • Legends Named To Radio Hall Of Fame
  • Kizart Relaunches Power Of Urban Radio Summit
  • Pattiz To Continue As Westwood One Chairman
  • Genachowski: FCC Must See With ‘The Perspective Of Consumers And Families’
  • Newberry: Royalties Fight Is Not Over
  • McDowell: FCC Policies Must Not Stifle Freedom, Innovation
  • iBiquity, Partners Developing EAS For HD Radio
  • Lotus Signs Up With Marketron
  • Cox Marketing Partners With City To Decrease Crime
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: Economy Accelerating ‘Digital Migration’

FMQB

  • Sirius XM iPhone App Debuts
  • Richards Group Wins Radio Mercury Award
  • Performance royalty rocks Congress
  • RIAA-Jammie Thomas trial resumes
  • Smaller is better at radio
  • User-Controlled “Jelli” To Debut On Live 105

Inside Radio

  • Tougher scoring, better-quality?
  • Updated: Sirius XM offers iPhone option.
  • RAB to double some Radio Mercury prizes.
  • Developers eye HD Radio-based EAS.
  • RX: Less drug ads?
  • “Radio Iran” connects ex-pats.
  • Los Angeles CHR battle heats up.
  • Toledo gets FM sports.
  • Stock sale to raise $600 million.
  • April PPM – CHR & Rhythmic CHR

Radio Business Report

  • Sirius XM raising rates
  • Westwood One taps Thomas Weisel for second round?
  • Broadcaster says FCC should quit using Arbitron
  • PRA shot down in the press
  • 103.3 ESPN and Dallas Mavericks re-up for four
  • Financial maneuvering by Lincoln Financial Group
  • Air America Launches in D.C.
  • Pattiz to continue as Chairman at Westwood
  • Reorg and staff cuts at RAB
  • Oaktree expands in radio again

Radio Online

  • Motel 6 Spot Wins Top Prize at Radio Mercury Awards
  • SpectraRep, iBiquity, Sage Team to Develop HD EAS
  • Jelli Unveils 100% User-Controlled Radio, Signs KITS
  • SJN Adds Garrison’s ”Chill Out Tonight” to Overnights
  • Radio Hall Of Fame Names ’09 Posthumous Inductees
  • KESN-AM/Dallas, Mavericks ink 4-Year Extension
  • KS Farmer Brings Down KFEQ’s Transmission Tower
  • Genachowski Appears Before Senate Committee
  • Norm Pattiz to Continue as Westwood One Chairman
  • PwC: Digital Spending Remains Main Growth Engine
  • Air America’s WZAA-AM to Debut in Washington, DC
  • Former KFAN Host Dubay Fails Second Drug Program
  • Lotus’ 27-Station Group Signs with Marketron
  • More Than 235 Million Listen to Radio Every Week
  • Radio Mercury Judges Toss Out Radio-Produced Ads
  • Groups Ask District Court Judge to Toss Patent Suit
  • Group Forms Radio Management Services Company

NTS Aircheck

  • Reputed Mobster Threatens Sliwa Again
  • Talk Radio Lands Listener A New Job!
  • Indecency Still High Priority For FCC Nominee
  • “Censorship” Author Encouraged By Genachowski
  • “There’s Going To Be A New Norm”
  • WTOP’s International Relations

Urbaninsite

  • Insite – The Changing Times: XM Sirius iPhone app expected soon
  • Arbitron – PPM 6+ New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston
  • News – Kizart Media Partners and NABOB introduce The Power of Urban Radio Forum
  • Jobs – Baisden Media Group Seeks Sales Manager
  • Jobs – Baisden Media Group Seeks Content Manager

All About Country

  • WKEA/Scottsboro, AL Presents 4th Of July Event
  • Matt Gary Offers Help to Children With Hearing Disabilities
  • Music 1 Scheduling Software Now Webcasters’ Delight
  • Scott Gilreath Adds 2 New Clients
  • Shape Magazine Turns To COUNTRY’s
  • Soundscan Sez: Wider Exposure & Touring Sells Albums
  • iPhone 3Gs Hits Stores Tomorrow
  • Shawna Russell Tours CMA Music Festival
  • More May PPM Monthlies Due Today
  • Tracy Lawrence In Special Noontime Concert In For Kids
  • Treehouse Records Has A VP/Promotion
  • Julia Burton Returns To Miss West Virginia Pageant
  • Due West Discovers New Way To get An Add
  • Canadian Country Music Awards Announces More Performers
  • MySpace Lays Off 30% Of Workforce
  • Cathy-Anne McClintock Featured On Puretracks Canada
  • WIL/St Louis Raises $190K For Susan G Komen
  • Rhonda Towns Endorses Silpada Fashionware