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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 03-10-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • CBS’s K-Rock Is Switching to Top 40 – new york times
  • Opie and Anthony get ax from K-Rock – ny daily news
  • Clear Channel Kicked Further Into Junk – afp
  • Saga Communications Preliminary 4th Quarter & Year End 2008 Results – yahoo
  • KGO’s Gil Gross Not Replacing Paul Harvey; ABC “Not Happy” – rich leiberman report
  • WLW and National Lampoon Radio removed from XM – orbitcast
  • Jeff Foxx is out as the morning host on WRKS Radio. – ny daily news
  • Q102 veteran Lisa Paige is leaving the end of the week. – philadelphia inquirer
  • Chris Miller Joins Clear Channel/Cleveland Duo as PD – radio online
  • Brian Jennings Exits CC’s WGAR-FM/Cleveland as PD – radio online
  • Local radio personality GeorgeB fired from 101.5 FM – jackson sun
  • Air America Media to Launch Syndication Division – radio online
  • Radio host, former columnist Maurice Bratt dies at age 76 – the desert sun
  • Floyd Abrams Knocks First Amendment’s Fair-Weather Friends. – broadcasting and cable
  • The Obama team’s Limbaugh fixation (Bill O’Reilly) – sf gate
  • David Malakoff, former National Public Radio editor, plead guilty to child pornography charges – ny daily news
  • YouTube blocks “premium” videos in UK after licensing tiff – ars technica
  • National ad spend on radio drops more than 20% in Q4 – media week uk
  • Grandmother’s radio names fraud. An “obsessed” grandmother has admitted using bogus identities to take part in radio competitions. – bbc
  • CBC/Radio-Canada Supports Canada Media Fund – broadcaster magazine
  • The community radio movement in India – pbs

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Report predicts three down years for ad biz. Forecasted to fall 12% this year and 7% in 2010 – thr
  • Saga Communications, Inc. Reports Preliminary 4th Quarter and Year End 2008 Results and Intent to File Notification of Late Filing for Form 10-K – yahoo
  • CBS’s Credit is Maxed Out – tvb
  • Moody’s Slashes Clear Channel’s Debt Ratings – new york times
  • Clear Channel Kicked Further Into Junk – afp
  • Moody’s cuts Clear Channel Communications ratings – forbes
  • Citadel Broadcasting Stock Moves to OTC – trading markets
  • Helping Hand Will Put Bite on Sirius XM – fool
  • Barrington Sees Elements of Good News and Bad News for Sirius – seeking alpha
  • Barrington Rates Sirius XM As Market Perform – sirius buzz
  • Stockguru.com: Stocks to Watch: MMDA – trading markets
  • Sony Entertainment business, sales heads quit – individual.com
  • Virgin Media to spin off content business – individual.com

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • CBS Radio’s K-Rock to Go Top 40. 92.3 NOW FM will launch Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. – media week
  • CBS’s K-Rock Is Switching to Top 40 – new york times
  • CBS Radio switches K-Rock to Top 40 – nj.com
  • CBS Radio’s K-Rock switching to Top 40 format – ny newsday
  • Opie and Anthony get ax from K-Rock – ny daily news
  • Opie, Anthony switched off – ny newsday
  • KGO’s Gil Gross Not Replacing Paul Harvey; ABC “Not Happy” – rich leiberman report
  • Inner Tube: Once again, Jeff Foxx gets the Kiss-off. Jeff Foxx is out as the Kiss FM morning host on WRKS Radio (98.7 FM). – ny daily news
  • Paige out, and more, at Q102. Six-year Q102 veteran Lisa Paige is leaving the top-40 station at the end of the week. – philadelphia inquirer
  • No Longer As Big: WLW Radio Loses Satellite Status – wcpo
  • WLW and National Lampoon Radio removed from XM – orbitcast
  • What if WLUP-FM must replace Jonathon Brandmeier? – chicago sun times
  • Chris Miller Joins Clear Channel/Cleveland Duo as PD – radio online
  • Brian Jennings Exits CC’s WGAR-FM/Cleveland as PD – radio online
  • Local radio personality GeorgeB fired from 101.5 FM – jackson sun
  • WNWS won’t comment on George B’s firing – jackson sun
  • George B: I was fired – jackson sun
  • WRAL anchor turns to WRAL-FM – fayetteville observer
  • Rick & Bubba Pick Up Six – radio ink
  • U2 mystery concert a boon for radio – boston herald
  • Island radio station making a comeback – the galveston daily news
  • New Brazilian radio station hits the airwaves (WSRO) – metrowest daily
  • Bisons Radio Network to include WGR, WBEN in 2009 – our sports central
  • Bisons Add Joel Godett to Radio Broadcast Team – our sports central
  • Lamar Announced As Voice Of The Rascals – our sports central

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Commerical radio is dead: Why CBS Radio’s K-Rock format switch in New York won’t make a bit of difference in fight against technological irrelevance – crunch gear
  • Radio’s Fatal Disconnect – inside music media
  • Facebook Radio – inside music media
  • “Memphis” In The Meantime – infinite dial
  • SHOCKING OPPORTUNITY FOR RADIO ADVERTISING PROS – danoday
  • Paul Harvey Jr. Gives Eulogy for His Father – radio 2020
  • The Obama team’s Limbaugh fixation – sf gate
  • Rush Limbaugh is little more than a streetwalker – nj.com
  • The Entrepreneurial Party of America Accuses Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck as Government Puppets With Radio Shows – emediawire
  • The Left plays the phony umbrage card – sf gate
  • Are the Republicans willing to let Limbaugh lead them? – herald times
  • Presidential spokesman asked about Rush. ‘Fail’ comment sparked controversy with radio talk show host – world net daily
  • Why don’t we just pretend Rush Limbaugh has 50 million listeners? – media matters
  • Rush Limbaugh toxic to Republican Party, says Bush speechwriter David Frum – ny daily news
  • Cramer “Uncomfortable Being in the Crosshairs,” Rush Tries to Help – media bistro
  • Floyd Abrams Knocks First Amendment’s Fair-Weather Friends. First Amendment attorney takes liberals and conservatives to task on fairness doctrine, free speech in opinion paper – broadcasting and cable
  • ‘Fainess Doctrine’ not fair – nonpareil online
  • Nancy wants “diversity” in radio – small gov times
  • Correspondence From Senator Tom Harkin [Fairness Doctrine] – gather.com

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • David Malakoff, former National Public Radio editor, plead guilty to child pornography charges – ny daily news
  • App-a-Day: NPR Podcasts – sf gate
  • PBS Salutes ‘Latin Music’ With Media, Sponsor Alliances – media daily news
  • NCPR manager on pubradio finances – north country public radio
  • Popular Radio Show This American Life Returns to the Big Screen with Acclaimed Host Ira Glass and Special Guests for a One Night Event in over 400 Movie Theaters across America – yahoo
  • Student radio station lands $65,000 grant – st cloud state university
  • WOSU radio veteran Fred Andrle to retire – the lantern

Streaming & Tech

  • Tracking HD Radio Progress – twice
  • Music exec allegedly reveals that by 2013, labels will pay services to play music – rain
  • Ad Forecasts Go Into Double-Digit Free-Fall, Interpublic Cites New Consumer Research – media daily news
  • Portals, Social Networks Lose Share in Razorfish Ad-Spending Study – ad age
  • Google’s Outlook Darkens As Search Advertising Market Weakens – wall street journal
  • CBS Says Internet Ad Revenue for NCAA Tournament May Rise 30% – bloomberg
  • Jango Unveils Pay-for-Play Radio Online – media buyer planner
  • Nielsen: Social Nets Overtake E-mail – billboard
  • YouTube blocks “premium” videos in UK after licensing tiff – ars technica
  • YouTube, Performing Right Society Dispute To Nix Music Videos – billboard
  • YouTube unplugs music videos in U.K. – cnet
  • Muziic: YouTube music without the video – ars technica
  • The Penguin Combines the Reach of Online Radio with the Focus of Local Radio – yahoo
  • French Online Radio Station “Radio Metal” To Feature Indian Metal – metal underground

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Radio stations get ready for digital launch – adelaide now
  • Australia – Broadcasting and Pay TV–ChinaCCM adds new report – tmcnet
  • Satit says reports of radio-station closures just rumours – the nation
  • Vibrant new radio choice for Narangba on 87.8 FM! – quest news
  • BJP media blitz from March 16 – express buzz
  • Raj Gopal Iyer exits Radio One – radio and music
  • The community radio movement in India – pbs
  • BIG 92.7 FM Bhopal’s 53 hour Radio marathon against ‘female infanticide’ – indian television
  • Anti-govt radio ordered closed – bangkok post
  • Radio campaign reaching thousands of homes – fiji daily post
  • RED FM sweeps 9 WOW Awards – media news online
  • Girl Talk is all about the power of pop – the star online
  • Sudanese company installs FM radio station in Ethiopia – sudan tribune

Trades

Radio & Records

  • It’s ‘Now’ Time For K-Rock/N.Y.
  • CBS/Minneapolis Changes
  • Pamal Enters Consent Decree With FCC
  • NAB Offers Analysis Of Int’l Law In Royalties Dispute
  • Miller Mixes It Up
  • Mega Media Expanding ‘Pulse 87’ Brand
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 9, 2009
  • Jacobs Is ‘Going For The Gold’
  • Air America Expands Syndicated Offerings
  • Emmis Budget Cuts Reach L.A.
  • Is Paige A Plant?
  • Jennings Exits WGAR
  • Changes At KBAY
  • Corgan To Testify On Performance Rights
  • The Talented Mr. Tyler
  • Sirius XM Relieved Of Debt Pressure
  • Edison, CRB Reveal 13,000 P-1 Study
  • Regent Revenue Down 5%
  • Big Day For Knight
  • Coles Leaves The Coast
  • Street Talk: Tesh Continues To Run Across America
  • Rush Still Front And Center

All Access

  • Performance Royalty Bill Testimony Underway
  • Mega Plans Bringing ‘Pulse 87’ To L.A., Chicago
  • Chris Miller Named PD At WGAR And WMXV
  • YouTube Pulls Music Vid Plug In U.K.
  • Advice For Job Seekers
  • Cumulus Media Partners Refinances Notes
  • U2 Gets Beantown Buzz
  • Benefit Planned For Brian James’ Kids
  • Here’s Looking At You…
  • Host Caught In Prostitution Sting
  • Jason Wilmot Adds Additional Duties At Peak/Boise
  • No More Conway At KABC
  • Frank Skinner To Host Weekend Show On Absolute Radio
  • Alberta Station Gets Frequency Change
  • McAnally Presents Guitar To Chesney At #1 Party
  • Carrie Underwood To Represent ‘Two Decades Of Glamour’
  • Bisons Add Weekly WBEN, WGR Game Broadcasts
  • George B Exits WNWS-F/Jackson, TN
  • WGAC’s Drew In Repair Shop
  • KGAM’s Maurice Bratt Dies

Radio Ink

  • CBS Radio To Flip WXRK To Top 40 As ‘92.3 Now’
  • NAB Disputes RIAA Claims Ahead Of Performance Rights Hearing
  • ND Stations Hit With Public File Fines
  • Air America Media Forms Syndication Division
  • Rick & Bubba Pick Up Six
  • ABC Radio Networks Adds More Huckabee
  • Regent Revenues Down In Q4
  • Wilks Closes On Denver Deal
  • Jacobs Media: Send Pictures To Fight Performance Royalties
  • Kay Upped To PD At WDHA/Morristown
  • Arbitron Moves HQ
  • CRB Names CRS-41 Agenda Chair, Adds Board Members
  • Mourners Bid Farewell To Paul Harvey
  • Survey: Country Fans Turning To Radio More
  • Nielsen: Cellphone-Only Homes Listen To More Radio

FMQB

  • New York’s K-Rock Flips To Now FM
  • Corgan Advocates Performance Rights Act
  • UMG Wins Online Royalty Lawsuit
  • Arbitron Moving HQ To Maryland
  • More Emmis cutbacks announced
  • Lisa Paige exiting WIOQ/Philadelphia
  • Muziic site can stream YouTube songs
  • Paul Harvey’s story celebrated at funeral

Inside Radio

  • Radio hangs-up on indies.
  • Labels and radio square off.
  • Mega targets L.A., Chicago.
  • New York to get second CHR.
  • CMP restructures; sells big stake.
  • Air America joins syndicator ranks.
  • BMW verifies HD Radio’s potential.
  • Ask Dave Ramsey: 401k – keep contributing or not?
  • More vendors cut rates.

Radio Business Report

  • Moody’s downgrades Clear Channel
  • K-Rock’s switching to “Now Radio”
  • Sirius XM gets some more breathing room
  • Orlando pirate shut down after giving gang advice
  • Bayliss Foundation finds new ways to raise cash
  • Arbitron makes its home in Maryland
  • Savage dominates ratings in Fall 2008 Book
  • Jampro details NAB presence
  • Grupo Latino de Radio supports WWF’s “Earth Hour”
  • Huckabee Report adds third segment
  • NAB bags nine more co-sponsors
  • Limbaugh remains in eye of hurricane
  • Minority broadcasters still dissatisfied with PPM

Radio Online

  • CBS Radio to Flip WXRK/New York to CHR 92.3 NOW FM
  • Chris Miller Joins Clear Channel/Cleveland Duo as PD
  • Pamal to Pay $50,000 Under Consent Decree with FCC
  • Longtime CBS/Twin Cities VP Niemeyer Out in Downsizing
  • Brian Jennings Exits CC’s WGAR-FM/Cleveland as PD
  • Air America Media to Launch Syndication Division
  • Jacobs Media Announces ‘Going For the Gold’ Campaign
  • New NAB Study Refutes RIAA’s International Claims
  • Arbitron Moves Corporate Headquarters to Maryland
  • ABC Radio Adds Third Segment With Huckabee Report
  • KUFO-FM/Portland taps market vet Rick Emerson as its new morning host
  • George “Mr. G” Coles exits AC WHLG-FM
  • Greater Media elevates Curtis Kay to Program Director of Rock WDHA-FM/Morristown, NJ
  • WIOQ-FM (Q102)/Philadelphia middayer Lisa Paige resigns

NTS Aircheck

  • CBS, Opie & Anthony Reach The End Of The Road
  • A Final “Good Day” To Paul Harvey
  • Arbitron Moves To Maryland

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Richmond, Columbia SC, Chattanooga
  • Airchecks – Available and Looking: Cary Conley
  • Insite – Oprah Speaks Says “He Will Hit You Again”

All About Country

  • Miller’s In–Jennings Out At WGAR/Cleveland
  • Honky Tonk Tailgate Party 2009 Kicks Off Next Month
  • Love And Theft Get A Little Luv From KYGO/Denver
  • Arbitron Issues More Winter Phase I Results Today
  • Taylor Tickets Take Off Instantly
  • Cut-Backs Cut Into KUBB/Modesto-Merced
  • Justin Tyler Takes On More Ft Meyers’ Responsibility
  • Jonalee White Joins In The Fun At CRS-40
  • Rascal Flatts Begins Pre-Release Of Album Tracks
  • Music Row COUNTRY Breakout Award Winners
  • Carrie Underwood Sings American Idol ‘Farewell Song’
  • Plans Already Underway For CRS-41
  • Big D & Bubba Invite Kellie Pickler To Wet T-Shirt Contest
  • Always…Patsy Cline Returns To The Ryman
  • Brad Paisley’s American Saturday Night, Releases June 30