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Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 06-26-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Global ad spend revised down again: WPP study reuters
  • XM Satellite Radio Prices Offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2013 yahoo
  • Arbitron Adds TV Measurement in PPM radio magazine
  • Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer: Traditional media will not bounce back guardian
  • Rosie O’Donnell to host satellite radio show yahoo
  • Casey Kasem’s final countdown la times
  • Entercom/Portland Elevates Hubert to Market Mgr. radio online
  • Drew Comes Back to the Mornings tv 20 detroit
  • Norsan to Flip WGSP/Charlotte to Spanish News/Talk radio online
  • Randi Rhodes Returns to Phoenix Airwave phoenix new times
  • Radio Personality Irv Homer Dies After Collapsing On-Stage kyw
  • Radio Host Is Arrested in Threats on 3 Judges ny times
  • National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Nominees radio magazine
  • Boulder’s Triple A radio conference saved colorado daily
  • IRS seizes some of Birmingham radio station WAYE 1220’s payroll al.com
  • Glick to Keynote 2009 NAB Radio Show Luncheon radio magazine
  • New York City DJ Pete Fornatele to speak about Woodstock poughkeepsie journal
  • Is It Time For AM Radio To Go Dark? infinite dial
  • Nielsen Study: Teens Still Rely Primarily on Traditional Media editor and publisher
  • Launch Preparations for SIRIUS FM-5 Continue at Baikonur space fellowship
  • BBC to sack TV and radio hosts that breach new swearing guidelines mirror
  • The Local Radio Company closes Mix 107 mediaweek uk
  • Australian radio service Stripe shuts down yahoo
  • 2GB still on top in Sydney mumbrella

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Global ad spend revised down again: WPP study reuters
  • WPP downgrades 2009 ad forecast radio business report
  • CBS Chief Moonves hit with a 76% pay cut in 2008 crain’s new york
  • Updated: Arbitron to Launch TV Metric mediaweek
  • Arbitron Adds TV Measurement in PPM radio magazine
  • The Bruised State of Traditional Radio Stocks… digital news
  • Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer: Traditional media will not bounce back guardian
  • Fox News set for best year yet Viewership solid as rivals take post-election hits the hollywood reporter
  • Sun-Times fights to not cash out Parent company seeks buyer to provide needed capital as it struggles in bankruptcy chicago tribune
  • Ford shifts advertising into overdrive. inside radio
  • Univision Renews Cox Deal, Brushes Off PPM media daily news
  • XM Satellite Radio Prices Offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2013 yahoo
  • Sirius Bears Have Little Left to Lean On seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM Makes New Friends the street
  • Sirius XM Close To Pricing Notes; Price Talk 12.75%-13% barrons
  • Volkswagen Launches Introductory Trial of SIRIUS on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles automotive
  • Online Music Sales Will Top CD Sales By 2012 audio4cast
  • MTV Layoffs A ‘Creative’ Decision billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Rosie O’Donnell to host satellite radio show. Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell to host satellite radio show yahoo
  • Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog. Casey Kasem’s final countdown la times
  • Kasem to Retire From ”American Top 40” Spin-Offs radio online
  • Entercom/Portland Elevates Hubert to Market Mgr. radio online
  • KSWD “The Sound” brings back KMET in LA radio business report
  • Drew Comes Back to the Mornings tv 20 detroit
  • Norsan to Flip WGSP/Charlotte to Spanish News/Talk radio online
  • Spanish-language TSJ News hopes adding radio boosts profitability cincinnati business courier
  • Randi Rhodes Returns to Phoenix Airwaves as 1480 AM Reverts Back to Progressive Radio phoenix new times
  • Backwoods Radio Makes Smooth Transition To News Talk WVGA 105.9 FM In Valdosta, GA pr urgent
  • Sounds of summer: WGVU radio show explores history of summer vacation holland sentinel
  • Bricolage’s Midnight Radio tunes in to nostalgic medium pittsburgh live
  • Neil Rogers Leaves WQAM Miami radio insight
  • Veteran Talker Rogers Exits Middays at WQAM/Miami best talk radio news
  • Local radio station tuned in to the foothills KAHI launches noon local news program auburn journal
  • K-State signs Topeka radio deal Cumulus stations in Topeka to broadcast major KSU sports through 2011 cj onoine
  • Radio stations threaten to switch to talk, shut down wkow tv madison

News & PR

  • Radio Personality Irv Homer Dies After Collapsing On-Stage kyw
  • Hal Turner, Internet Radio Host, Arrested For Inciting Violence Against Public Officials…Again huffington post
  • Radio Host Is Arrested in Threats on 3 Judges ny times
  • National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Nominees radio magazine
  • Artie Lange “talks smack” and dead dads with Jason Ellis howard stern examiner
  • It’s time for Cruisin’ Downriver detroit freepress
  • T.O. radio station moving main operations to Irvine area ventura county star
  • Radio Station Moving to Irvine orange county business journal
  • Boulder’s Triple A radio conference saved New sponsor steps up after longtime organizer folds colorado daily
  • Proclamation Presented to D.C. Area On-Air Personality (Patrick Ellis) washington informer
  • IRS seizes some of Birmingham radio station WAYE 1220’s payroll because of taxes owed; new checks going to employees al.com
  • Glick to Keynote 2009 NAB Radio Show Luncheon radio magazine
  • While remembering Ed McMahon, recalling Kenneth Roberts’ classic voice as well ny daily news
  • Bethel Woods presents FM radio DJ Pete Fornatale on July 21 DJ promotes new book about Woodstock times herald record
  • New York City DJ Pete Fornatele to speak about Woodstock at Bethel Woods poughkeepsie journal
  • Dolcefino gets award. Lunch? Maybe san diego radio
  • Tribute Jim Gammon, ‘a Kansas City voice’ heard on WHB, KCMO, KMBC, WDAF kansas city
  • Radio pioneer Bert Bank also a true patriot montgomery advertiser
  • South Florida’s leading radio station, HOT 105 to Salute Caribbean American Nationals for Caribbean American Heritage Month south florida caribbean news
  • Heat hurts power at Radio Kansas. Radio Kansas /KHCC-FM was running at two-thirds its power Wednesday because of difficulties with one of its air-conditioning units hutch news
  • COVER- Limbaugh, Hannity… Schilling? Is the former councilor the next radio talk star? the hook
  • WRXP’s Matt Pinfield has candid talk about his alcoholism addiction examiner ny
  • Former Seton Hall basketball star Luther Wright has conquered drug addiction, co-hosts radio show nj.com

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • The Dean of Chicago Broadcast Journalism: John Callaway 1936-2009 chicago daily observer
  • KRCB receives NEA grant to promote reading press democrat
  • Tech radio station set to reach more listeners After two years of work and about $156,000 in donations, a new signal will allow WUVT listeners to get a clear signal into most of Giles and Pulaski counties and the town of Floyd. roanoke times
  • Radio station donations manager sells in West End washington dc blockshopper
  • With new antenna, WMAB signal clears up the dispatch
  • New Radio Drama Release Disproves Popular Darwinist Myths earned media
  • Christian station celebrates first year on the air kd miner
  • Local radio station offers ‘encouraging’ music, programming kansas state collegian

Streaming & Tech

  • Internet radio’s plethora of options north county times
  • Want DJs’ tweets? Here’s a sample arizona starnet
  • Google Opens AdSense For Mobile Applications information week
  • What Teens Want: How Teens Use Media billboard
  • Nielsen Study: Teens Still Rely Primarily on Traditional Media editor and publisher
  • Tweeters” almost twice as likely to listen to Net radio as others online rain
  • Launch Preparations for SIRIUS FM-5 Continue at Baikonur space fellowship
  • iPhone 3GS teardown: Apple’s cost $179, added FM tuner seattle times
  • HD Radio Alliance Begins Summer 2009 Ad Campaign radio magazine
  • Wall Street Journal: Goode On HD radio 2020
  • Pirate Bay Founders Sent Summons Via Twitter billboard
  • Pirate Bay judge cleared of bias by Swedish appeal court register
  • AP Issues Strict Facebook, Twitter Guidelines to Staff wired
  • Study: Twitter users buy more music than average ‘Net users ars technica
  • Twitter Is Helping the Music Industry beet crave
  • Ringing up cash: ASCAP suing AT&T for ringtone “performance” ars technica
  • WSJ publisher calls Google ‘digital vampire’ crain’s new york
  • Google tests program for mobile ads mercury news

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC to sack TV and radio hosts that breach new swearing guidelines mirror
  • The Local Radio Company closes Mix 107. The Local Radio Company is to close its High Wycombe-based station Mix 107 on 1 July and hand the licence back to Ofcom. mediaweek
  • BBC fails to account for hidden expenses times
  • Deadline extended for Radio Advertising Awards mediaweek
  • Ramsgate academy to turn on, tune in and rock out this is kent
  • Russell Grant to rock Glastonbury! response source
  • Unsigned musicians star on new UK radio station yahoo
  • TLRC closes Mix 107 FM down radio today
  • Kerrang! informs listeners first radio today
  • DAB on test at the Festival radio today
  • Royal Mail signs with Capital FM radio today
  • Steve Martin heads to Africa radio today
  • Persian radio in Holland gives Iranians news yahoo

Canada

  • CFRB Gives Away Trash Pick-up cnw
  • SIRIUS Announces “Face The Music Tour” broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Australian radio service Stripe shuts down yahoo
  • Report seeks flexibility in radio disclosure rules the age au
  • WAN cuts 9% of staff business speculator
  • 2GB still on top in Sydney, but radio lead changes in Brisbane and Melbourne mumbrella
  • Astro to infuse Rs 1 bn for stake hike in Sun TV’s radio subsidiary indian television
  • Big FM to spend 45% marketing budget on street level marketing exchange4media
  • “I feel good!” – RJ Mihir Joshi radio and music
  • Closure Of Opposition Radio Station Draws Protests nasdq
  • Chávez’s bugbear economist

Trades

All Access  

  • Exclusive PPM Analysis: Philly, D.C. And Beantown
  • Les Moonves Takes A 76% Pay Cut
  • National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Nominees
  • Judge In Pirate Bay Trial Found ‘Not Biased’
  • Report: IRS Hits WAYE Accounts With Lien
  • Davidson Sells WFNO/New Orleans
  • WRXP Adds Overnight Show
  • Rosie O’Donnell To Host Show On Sirius
  • KQED Boss Announces 2010 Retirement
  • Google Ads Coming To An iPhone Near You
  • Forty Years Later, The Focus Is On Woodstock Again
  • Australia’s Stripe Folds
  • Alexis Glick To Keynote NAB Luncheon
  • Regional Reps Ink Deal With Mountain Wireless
  • Maine Trio Norris Taking Summer Off From ‘All Things Considered’
  • Star 105.1 Pays A Listener $1,000
  • Z100 Becomes Dawson McAllister’s 100th Affiliate
  • Chicago, K.C. And Anchorage Go Blue Collar
  • K.C. Voice Jim Gammon Dead At 82
  • Anne Roberts Nelson Dies; Climbed CBS Ladder For 64 Year Career
  • Chuck Thagard’s Brother Passes

Radio Ink

  • More Lawmakers Sign On Against Radio Royalties
  • Hubert Heads Up Entercom/Portland
  • WYCD Urges GM: ‘Make It In Michigan’
  • Charlotte Gets Full-Time Spanish News/Talker
  • Bayliss To Host Online Auction
  • ’09 Congressional Families PSAs Roll Out
  • RASS Syndicates Smokin Bluz
  • Univision Projects Lesser Revenue Dip In Q1
  • New CBS CFO: More Cost Cuts Coming
  • Midwest Signs On With WideOrbit
  • Zients Resigns From Sirius XM Board
  • Arbitron Rolls Out PPM-Based ARB-TV
  • WSJ Looks At HD Radio

FMQB

  • HD Radio Alliance Launches New Marketing Campaign
  • Study: Twitter Users Also Music Buyers
  • Woodstock celebrates 40th anniversary
  • What will Howard Stern do next?
  • Harker Research: What is Arbitron hiding?
  • Thomas-Rasset could be protected from RIAA fees via bankruptcy

Inside Radio

  • Radio gains royalty fight momentum.
  • Rosie O’Donnell gets morning show.
  • 2010 could be worse.
  • Ford shifts advertising into overdrive.
  • MRC member: Leave it to us.
  • Arbitron says New York data checks out.
  • Charlotte to get Spanish talk.
  • HD Radio demand said to be “growing.”
  • Philly’s WIP adds FM.
  • Obama recruits from Sirius XM.
  • Civil suit follows Cleveland criminal charges.

Radio Business Report

  • 237 support Local Radio Freedom
  • Labels facing backlash from big court win?
  • Thumbs up for the MRC
  • KSWD “The Sound” brings back KMET in LA
  • Watchdog backs performance royalty
  • Off-year election draws cash to VA
  • “Drew & Mike” returns to WRIF
  • Volkswagen launches SIRIUS on pre-owned vehicles
  • Sirius on the launching pad
  • Obama/ABC and Congress, behind the scenes
  • CBS announces 2009-2010 premiere dates
  • Video competition is a tangled web

Radio Online

  • Entercom/Portland Elevates Hubert to Market Mgr.
  • Kasem to Retire From ”American Top 40” Spin-Offs
  • Longtime CC Senior VP/Programming Sledge to Exit
  • Norsan to Flip WGSP/Charlotte to Spanish News/Talk
  • Veteran PD Sebastian Joins Madison Country Duo
  • RASS Brings ”Smokin Bluz” to National Syndication
  • House Opposition to Airplay Royalties Climbs to 237
  • Regional Reps Adds Augusta-Waterville ME Group
  • JVC Earns Consumer Digest Award for HD Receiver
  • KSWD (The Sound)/Los Angeles Brings Back KMET
  • Univision Projects Low Single Digit Q2 Revenue Dip
  • Stern Says Absence From App is a ”Rights Thing”
  • Greater Media Returns Drew Lane to WRIF/Detroit
  • WLS Political Talker Dan Proft to Run for Governor
  • Arbitron Debuts ARB-TV Suite of Video Measurement

NTS Aircheck

  • Talk Radio Needs More Press Like This!
  • JT “The Brick” Joins Troop-A-Thon Supporters
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbaninsite

  • Insite – Chris Brown Back in Hollywood Studio
  • Arbitron – Milwaukee
  • Airchecks – B96 Chicago J Nice And Julian
  • News – MOJO 100.3 Awesome Weekend in Cincinnati
  • News – Michael Baisden Show Hits Jamaica

All About Country

  • It’s Hogs & Frogs For Froggy 103.7
  • Republic/Nashville Names 3 Regionals
  • Chuck Thagard’s Brother Don Passes
  • Key West Florida’s New Country Format Needs Service
  • See Taylor Swift In The Big D
  • Ride for a Cure and Little Big Town Raise Money for the T.J. Martell Foundation
  • Benefit At Bluebird Café WMG’s Gina Hilburn
  • Songwriter/Musician Tim Krekel Dies
  • WPKX Gets 6% Increase From Last Year In St. Jude Radiothon
  • Host of KUPL’s Morning Show Honored With Veteran Award
  • Heidi Newfield Highlighted On People.com
  • Jeff Hunt Exits WSJR
  • Kellie Pickler Contest On Amazon.com
  • KRBL Classic Country In Lubbock Sold
  • Rucker Makes ‘The View’ From The Top ‘Alight’
  • Charlie Daniels and The Spirit of America Tour
  • Taillight Produces CMT’s Highest-Rated Show of the Year with 2009 CMT Music Awards
  • More and More Join Anti-royalty Roster
  • Spring Phase II Numbers Today
  • Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Goes Gold
  • Joe Nichols Part Of Songwriters HOF Awards
  • New Duo: Hank Williams Jr & Jimmy Fallon
  • CMT Music Awards Spur Digital Album/Track Sales
  • Alan Sledge Has Resigned From Clear Channel
  • John Sebastian Leads Q106/Madison
  • Rhonda Towns Hit The High Country – KAFF/Flagstaff
  • Stoney Creek Records Gets Shelley Hargis
  • New WKIS/Miami Morning Show Begins
  • Toby Kicks Off His Tour With Ocean County’s Thunder 98.5
  • Bayliss Foundation Auctioning Off Used Broadcast Equipment
  • WYCD/Detroit Gathers Listeners To Petition GM
  • Montgomery Gentry Now Officially Opry Members
  • Toby Keith Announces His First European Tour
  • Johnny Cash Is Dead And His House Burned Down
  • Weslea Departs B92.5/Rochester