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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 03-17-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Citadel Reports Q4 Loss of $787 Million – radio and records
  • Westwood One swings to loss, agrees to refinance debt – market watch
  • Sirius Founder: You’re 10 Years Too Late, Karmazin – all things digital
  • Radio Has Over 234 Million Weekly Listeners – fmqb
  • Jonathon Brandmeier signs to stay at WLUP-FM – chicago tribune
  • B98 and The River get new manager. 25-year radio veteran Jeff McHugh – atlanta business journal
  • Beddows Joins Kelly Music Research – radio ink
  • WGAR’s Brian Jennings leaves station – cleveland plain dealer
  • XX radio host Jordan Smith fired for vulgar language – signon san diego
  • 92.3 Now beams some static at Z100 – ny daily news
  • KRMG Begins Simulcasting On FM 102.3 – ktul
  • Imus In Boston: “I’ll Be Fine” In Cancer Battle – wbz
  • Longtime Morning-Drive Anchor Dale McCarren Dies – wbbm
  • NAB Sues FCC On Low Power Radio Displacement – infoshop
  • Should you Stop Streaming your Station? – hear 2.0
  • Former Clear Channel, Google Executives Team to Launch Online Radio Venture. Goom Radio – individual.com
  • iPhone app increases Clear Channel Radio audience by 15 % – mobile burn
  • Local music quota call for radio – bbc
  • CBC grapples with revenue slide; radio may be forced to take ads – the record

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Citadel Reports Q4 Loss of $787 Million – radio and records
  • Westwood One swings to loss, agrees to refinance debt – market watch
  • Westwood One, Inc. Reports Results For The Full Year And Fourth Quarter 2008 – pr newswire
  • As Cumulus Debt Grows, CEO Dickey ‘Fatten$ up–May Target KNBR – rich lieberman report
  • Cumulus Media Inc. Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript – seeking alpha
  • Cumulus posts losses. Quarterly, annual losses grow for owner of six Topeka radio stations – cj online
  • 10-K: ENTRAVISION COMMUNICATIONS CORP – market watch
  • From bad to worse: The state of the media in 2009 – cnet
  • Everybody Hates Old Media – motley fool
  • Mood darkens over media’s recovery. Media planners and buyers are now far less optimistic – media life
  • Media turn to CRM to cut losses – dm news
  • RAB: Mobile Marketing Offers Opportunity for Radio. According to eMarketer, the segment will attract $6.5 billion in ad revenues by 2012 – media week
  • Barrington’s James Goss: Sirius ‘Market Perform’ – seeking alpha
  • Sirius Founder Says Company Won’t Be Able To Compete – yahoo
  • Sirius Founder: You’re 10 Years Too Late, Karmazin – all things digital
  • How Many Subscribers Will Sirius XM Lose? – the money times
  • Sirius: RBC Urges Investors to Remain on Sidelines Following Latest Earnings – seeking alpha

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Radio host Brandmeier staying on at WLUP-FM. 1-year deal reportedly worth much less than previous $1.2 million contract – chicago sun times
  • Jonathon Brandmeier signs to stay at WLUP-FM – chicago tribune
  • Radio Has Over 234 Million Weekly Listeners – fmqb
  • Radio strong in rough economy. Radio continues to attract large group of listeners. – the maneater
  • New York’s CHR Battle Day #5 – the infinite dial
  • 92.3 Now beams some static at Z100 – ny daily news
  • 98 and The River get new manager. Cox Radio tapped 25-year radio veteran Jeff McHugh as operations manager for B98.5 (WSB-FM) and 97.1 The River (WSRV-FM). – atlanta business journal
  • XX radio host fired for vulgar language. Jordan Smith, half of the controversial afternoon show on XX Sports Radio, has been fired for making “some very unfortunate and hurtful comments utilizing unacceptable language,” the station said yesterday. – signon san diego
  • Beddows Joins Kelly Music Research – radio ink
  • WGAR’s Brian Jennings leaves station. Brian Jennings, program director for WGAR FM/ 99.5, was laid off this month in a cost-cutting move by corporate parent Clear Channel. – cleveland plain dealer
  • Doc in, Mo’Nique out at MOJO – cincinnati.com
  • Duluth radio legend says show ending at WDSM. Lew Latto says his last show on WDSM-AM 710 will be March 27 – and not by his choice. The station manager denies it. – duluth news tribune
  • MLB games still not available through Sirius radio – newsday
  • DIRECTV signs Dan Patrick for new TV show – trading markets
  • Callers Discuss Your Money On Radio Show (Jim Sandler WHO) – kcci
  • Rapid City’s ESPN radio station wants to branch out. Radio station to feature high school baseball games. – rapid city journal

News & PR

  • Imus In Hub For Annual St. Pat’s Radio Show. Radio Personality, 68, Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer – the boston channel
  • Imus Said Stress May Have Provoked Cancer – abc news
  • Imus In Boston: “I’ll Be Fine” In Cancer Battle – wbz
  • Imus in Mass. a day after his cancer announcement – google/ap
  • Recession Hits Liberal Radio – the nation
  • Hispanic Media in Central California Fight to Survive – new america media
  • Rapper Trick Trick shot at Detroit nightclub (wkqi) – detroit freepress
  • KOAA, The Beat: Stations of year – colorado springs gazette
  • Hundreds line up for free gasoline in South Bend (WYPW) – wsbt
  • New fight over Snohomish radio towers – herald net
  • Radio Show Host Provides Coaching for Shallow-Pockets (Lara Vander Ploeg WYLL) – yahoo
  • Inverness man was lifelong peace activist, West Marin radio host (Guy Meyer) – marlin independent journal
  • Dave Wilson: 40 years on country airwaves – great falls tribune
  • Longtime Morning-Drive Anchor Dale McCarren Dies – wbbm
  • KRMG Begins Simulcasting On FM 102.3 – ktul
  • Andalusia radio station fundraiser for victims’ families raises $50K (WAAO) – wtvy
  • Fisher Takes On Dish with Radio Spot – mediaweek
  • New AirKast Mobile Platform Lets Radio Stations Monetize Content on Mobile Devices – the earth times
  • St. Jude Radiothon continues today, March 17 – the town talk
  • SpiralFrog faces management crisis, unclear future – the music industry report
  • Virgin’s music stopped paying long ago – cnet

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Should you Stop Streaming your Station? – hear 2.0
  • iBROKENheartradio – inside music media
  • Jason Whitlock: Limbaugh is funny but sells unfairness – the wichita eagle
  • ‘Fairness’ redux – fredricksburgh.com
  • Corzine launches radio ads on NJ budget – the daily record
  • Meghan McCain to Laura Ingraham: ‘kiss my fat ass’ – gay socialites
  • Meghan McCain sharpens her claws in Republican catfight – times online
  • “The Great Debate” set for Thursday. Two Chicago radio stations at opposite ends of the political spectrum — WIND-AM (560) and WCPT AM & FM (820 & 92.5) — are partnering for an event billed as “The Great Debate.” – chicago sun times

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • ‘Fresh Air’ comes to WDIY next week – the morning call
  • Students to get chance to learn sportscasting ABCs – nj.com
  • OU’s public radio station changes lineup – news ok
  • Tammy Bruce Lectures Wednesday Evening – wabash college
  • Local Christian talk radio stations win national award (KXBL KSPD) – idaho statesman

Streaming & Tech

  • iPhone app increases Clear Channel Radio audience by 15 percent – mobile burn
  • Despite Browser Bug, Clear Channel ‘Hearts’ the iPhone – wired
  • Clear Channel Radio expands Internet radio availability – business first
  • iHeartRadio: One Million Downloads, and Counting! – radio 2020
  • Brain behind Hulu lands at Hearst – cnet
  • Philly’s B101 shuts down streams following NAB/SX deal – rain
  • Mike North’s Not-So-Crazy Radio Idea – nbc chicago
  • Former Clear Channel, Google Executives Team to Launch Online Radio Venture. Goom Radio Executive Team Includes Former Head of Clear Channel New York, Founding Executive of dMarc and Music Director from New York’s Z100 – individual.com
  • iPod mystery chip sparks DRM rumor – the industry standard
  • Hearst’s Seattle paper going Web only – crains new york

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Local music quota call for radio. A music fan is campaigning to get more local music played on radio stations. – bbc
  • U.K. Advertising Spend Plunges 9.6% in Q4, 3.9% for the Year – media buyer planner
  • Sirius XM’s British Invasion – seeking alpha
  • Radio 4 ditches last remaining children’s series – guardian
  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend announced – bbc
  • Radio Jackie celebrates 40th birthday – croydon guardian
  • Hartley comes home for Bolton FM role – how do
  • Global Radio gets ready to rock – radio today
  • Kiss Kube ready for launch – radio today
  • Kidderminster’s Wyre goes nuts – radio today
  • Tay FM reporter on Ant and Dec – radio today
  • Radio 1’s Big weekend announced – radio today
  • Digital law passed – in France – radio today

Canada

  • CBC grapples with revenue slide; radio may be forced to take ads – the record
  • Spectre of ads on CBC Radio raised as board meets to discuss funding woes – yahoo canada
  • Online campaign warns of ads on CBC Radio – the toronto star
  • Minister prefers ad-less CBC – national post
  • Jonathan Kay defends the CBC: Elitists need a network to call their own – national post
  • Canadian public broadcaster slammed over U.S. fare – reuters
  • Embracing confusion: Ottumwa radio station accepts mixed up call letters – ottumwa

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Williams, Romeo, Hilles Join Goom. ‘Reinventing radio for the Internet generation’
  • Citadel Reports Q4 Loss of $787 Million
  • RAB Conference: Mobile Marketing Offers Ripe Opportunity For Radio
  • Westwood One Q4 Revenue Falls Nearly 15%
  • Cumulus Loss Accelerates In Q4
  • Johnny B. Re-Signs With The Loop
  • Jacobs’ ‘Gold’ Campaign Ends at 2,600
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 16, 2009
  • Imus Says He Has Stage II Prostate Cancer
  • RADAR 100: More Than 234 Million Listen To Radio Every Week
  • NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
  • Beddow Joins Kelly Music Research
  • CBS Takes On CC’s N.Y., L.A. Dominance
  • New Market Manager For Wired 96.5
  • Industry Veteran Alan Livingston Dies At 91
  • B101/Philly To Stop Streaming
  • CCR iheartradio iPhone App Earns A Million Downloads
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Dial Reset
  • WBOW Drops It Like It’s Hot
  • McHugh Swears Allegiance To The Braves
  • New Staffing For Marketplace Shows
  • Public Broadcasting Atlanta Receives Award
  • Larry King Of The Dial

All Access

  • RAB2009 Underway
  • Former Clear Channel, Google Execs Launch Goom
  • Court Hears Arguments In LPFM Dispute
  • Report: SpiralFrog May Change It’s Management
  • Lindsay Lohan Warrant Dropped
  • Lineup Changes At WSKS/WSKU
  • BBC Radio 4 Drops Kids’ Show
  • The Paisley Party Closes To Sold-Out Nashville Crowd
  • Andy Woods To Stay With WCOS
  • Rick Houston Exits Joe-FM
  • Gloriana Gets The iTunes ‘Single Of The Week’
  • TelluRide Signs With Quarterback Records
  • Jordan Smith Out At XX 1090/San Diego
  • Latto Says He’s Exiting WDSM
  • CBC’s Maddren Retires
  • KFI’s Kennedy Has Kid
  • Longtime WBBM Anchor Dale McCarren Dies
  • Renee Leymon’s Mother Passes

Radio Ink

  • Citadel Net Revenue Falls In Q4
  • Former Clear Channel, Google Execs Team For Goom Radio
  • Cumulus Net Revenues Dip In Q4
  • Westwood One Revenue Down For 2008
  • Mo’Nique Ends Run On Syndication One
  • Updated: Imus Tells Listeners He Has Cancer
  • Jacobs Media Wraps Up ‘Going For The Gold’
  • RAB2009 Begins In Orlando
  • WBEB/Philadelphia Pulls Streams To Protest Royalties
  • McHugh Named OM For Cox/Atlanta Duo
  • RADAR 100: 234 Million Listen To Radio Every Week
  • Coleman: Talk Gets Higher Shares Under PPM
  • CC’s iheartradio Gets Millionth Download, BlackBerry Beta

FMQB

  • Radio Has Over 234 Million Weekly Listeners
  • WBEB/Philadelphia Protests Online Royalties
  • CC’s iheartradio Tops A Million iPhone Downloads
  • Q4 Radio Revenue Roundup
  • NAB Crystal Award Finalists Announced
  • Imus announces he has prostate cancer
  • Jeff McHugh named OM at Cox-Atlanta
  • The Alternate Side now nightly on WFUV
  • Trent Reznor talks ticket scalpers
  • a look at Billy Corgan’s recent industry stances

Inside Radio

  • “Audience is the Rosetta Stone.”
  • Westwood One: We’re “making progress.”
  • Another newspaper bites the dust.
  • “Nothing is wrong with the radio.”
  • Stations upload 2,600 protest photos.
  • LPFM fight heads to court.
  • Tech solution for Cumulus.
  • WRXP’s message: “Rock Is Alive.”
  • More talk in Tulsa.

Radio Business Report

  • Cancer-fighter Imus hit by cancer
  • Crystal finalists named
  • Citadel revenues down, negotiating with lenders
  • “The Alternate Side” goes nightly on WFUV
  • B-101 pulling stream in protest of royalty rates
  • Imus announces that he has cancer
  • LPFM battle in DC court
  • Cumulus Media pacing down 25%
  • Westwood One Q4 down 14.5%
  • Double digit drop for Cumulus Media Partners
  • Talkers do better with PPM

Radio Online

  • Citadel Broadcasting Q4 Revenue Fell 12.7%, Radio Down
  • Don Imus Diagnosed with Stage Two Prostate Cancer
  • Cumulus Q4 Revenues Down 11.1%, Loss Widens to $394M
  • Conner Adds WRDW-FM (Wired 96.5)/Philly GM Duties
  • RADAR 100: Radio Reaches More Than 234 Million Weekly
  • WWI Q4 Revenue Down 14.5%, Earnings Swing to Loss
  • Veteran Programmer Beddow Joins Kelly Music Research
  • Jacobs Media Concludes “Going For The Gold” Campaign
  • Spanish Beisbol Network to Broadcast Nationals Games
  • NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
  • CC’s iheartradio App Sees 1 Million Downloads for iPhone
  • Pugs & Kelly exit afternoons at Rock KDBN-FM (93-3 The Bone)/Dallas

NTS Aircheck

  • Conservative Talk “On The Wane” In California
  • Imus Has Stage Two Prostate Cancer
  • ABCRN Comments On Imus Announcement
  • Dan Patrick Gets DirecTV Show
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • More Than 234 Million Listen to Radio Every Week Reports Arbitron
  • No’Mo Mo’Nique
  • The Truth About the PPM Performances of Spoken Word Formats
  • Joyner and Friends Go to Capitol Hill to Take on the Music Industry Thursday

All About Country

  • Brian Beddow Joins Kelly Music Research
  • Reba’s New Single To Radio April 6th
  • CMT Crossroads Pulls In Shooter Jennings & Jamey Johnson
  • Mark Chesnutt Sings 2-Songs For Movie Noble Things
  • Lyric Street’s Renee Leymon Loses Her Mom
  • WKLB/Boston Raises $421K For St Jude
  • Ashton Shepherd Signs With Cherry Heart
  • WUBE/Cincinnati Creates Virtual Duet
  • Big D & Bubba Hang With Kenny Chesney In Key West
  • Mac McAnally Signs With Show Dog Nashville
  • Dane Patterson Enters Music City Marathon
  • Tin Pan South Set For Month’s End
  • Jones Jam Set For Saturday In Alabama
  • Pure BS Gets The Gold
  • Arbitron Has Good News For Radio
  • McKinght-McCready’s Sweeter Arrives At Radio This Week
  • Jeff Young In The Morning For Dial Global’s Hot Country
  • Indianapolis COUNTRY Fans Get Second Shock-Wave