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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 03-31-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Arbitron Appoints Two New Executives as Part of Strategic Realignment – pr newswire
  • Nielsen to cut 1,600 jobs – crains new york
  • CBS Radio ‘Freshens’ Up D.C. Format – mediaweek
  • Penhallow and WRIF part ways – detroit news
  • Media coverage stretches staffs (Fargo) – inforum
  • Cox Radio launches “I Am Atlanta” – radio business report
  • NJ station to delivers empty wallets to Statehouse (Jersey 101) – newsday
  • Forever fires third veteran broadcaster: WRKY’s Bithell – altoona mirror
  • Personality Sells? Or Kills? – the infinite dial
  • Anti-Royalties Bill Introduced In Senate – radio ink
  • The Nine Principles Behind Glenn Beck’s Success – media bistro
  • Rumors Of NPR National Pledge Drive Unfounded – radio and records
  • U.S. Online Advertising Revenue Grew in Q4 — ‘Sluggishly’ – editor and publisher
  • Sirius, Nicemac Now Working Together on Apple-Related Apps – seeking alpha
  • BMI Unveils Mobile Music Predictions – billboard
  • Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids Radiothon on April 30th across Canada – fox business
  • Global to sell Digital One stake to Arqiva – media week uk
  • Radio ratings war: 2DAY skyrockets, Triple M crashes and burns – livenews au
  • Triple J abandoned by its young audience in radio ratings – couriermail au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Arbitron Inc. First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Scheduled for April 21, 2009 – individual.com
  • Arbitron Appoints Two New Executives as Part of Strategic Realignment – pr newswire
  • Cumulus Media Selects Cass for Outsourced Telecom Expense Management – businesswire
  • Nielsen to cut 1,600 jobs. The market research giant cited continued integration of its operations as reason for the reductions. – crains new york
  • 10-K: WESTWOOD ONE INC /DE/ – market watch
  • LBI Media, Inc. Reschedules Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results – pr newswire
  • CBS Falls After UBS Cuts to ‘Sell’ on Deeper Ad Slump – bloomberg
  • Sirius XM Posts Q4 Profit, Plans iPhone/iPod SKU – twice
  • GM Restructuring Spells Sirius Gain – seeking alpha
  • Kagan: Future TV, Radio Revs Slow Through 2013 – media daily news
  • Grim Forecast for Local Broadcast. SNL Kagan’s latest deflating figures follow steep declines in 2008 – ad week
  • Some Media Stocks Take Beating On Auto Bailout News – paid content
  • Financing a Station in Tough Times – radio world
  • Study Shows Mags Reap More Ad Value Per Minute – media buyer planner

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • CBS Radio ‘Freshens’ Up D.C. Format – mediaweek
  • CBS Radio Getting ‘Fresh’ In DC. BS Radio Classic Rock WTGB is reportedly in stunt mode, as CBS Radio has announced it will flip the station to AC as “94.7 Fresh FM” on Monday, April 6. – radio ink
  • Penhallow and WRIF part ways – detroit news
  • Bye-bye baby; Arthur Penhallow leaves WRIF. Famed DJ leaving Detroit rock station after 39 years on the air – detroit freepress
  • Clear Channel Radio gains new chief financial officer – san antonio business journal
  • Media coverage stretches staffs. At WDAY-TV, they’ve got an area set up for quick naps. At KFGO 790 AM, the news director is starting to lose his voice. At The Forum, reporters and editors are pulling midnight to 9 a.m. shifts. – inforum
  • Cox Radio launches “I Am Atlanta” – radio business report
  • Tim Conway Jr. passes his test at KFI. The former KLSX host will fill in for Bryan Suits. – oc register
  • Doubling The Talk in Salisbury. Just as Peak Broadcasting did last week in Fresno, Delmarva Broadcasting has flipped Variety Hits WXMD “92.5 Max-FM” Salisbury, – radio insight
  • Rip Daniels hits Jackson radio market (WNPR) – clarion ledger
  • Radio listeners get an earful. Rocky Mount lawyer Carolyn Furrow answers questions about the law in a folksy manner. – roanoke.com
  • Virginia Resident Host Weekly Talk Radio Show for Job Seekers – pr log
  • Hog Talk Returns Tonight At Cousin’s Bar And Grill – our sports central
  • WJEJ will broadcast Suns games this season – the herald mail

News & PR

  • WANI named Alabama’s ‘Radio Station-of-the-Year’ – opelika auburn news
  • Forever fires third veteran broadcaster: WRKY’s Bithell – altoona mirror
  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger to perform live show in Irvine – oc register
  • NJ station to delivers empty wallets to Statehouse (Jersey 101) – newsday
  • New radio ad targets state health plan. RALEIGH – The fight over how to fix the state health plan has hit the airwaves. – triangle
  • Baltimore Radio Station Donates Airtime To Arts Groups ( WYPR) – arts journal
  • Mega Media Group, Inc. Announces Pulse 87 to Be Rated Under Arbitron’s Standard PPM Ratings Service – individual.com
  • Austin’s Own NewsRadio 590 KLBJ Named Finalist for Prestigious Crystal Radio Awards – pr newswire
  • Danny Bonaduce 1959-2009, and Beyond … Probably – phillymag
  • Tribune combining Hartford operations – radio business report
  • Don Imus Asks $30 Million for Connecticut Mansion, Estate of the Day – luxist
  • Austin anchor Fred Cantú runs online Mexico media directory – austin american statesman
  • Radio personality writes it all down. Claude “Hoot” Hooten is a very happy man. The popular radio personality will tell you quickly that he is married to a wonderful woman, Sande, he has a terrific relationship with God, and he is sober. – santa maria times
  • WROR Promotion Raises $40K for Salvation Army – pr newswire
  • DC101 Chili Cook-Off Promises Spicy Chili & Hot Bands – pr newswire
  • Barix Presents Audio over IP Workshops – radio magazine
  • Orioles’ Radio Station Turns Rain-Delay Into “Canceled” Game – deadspin
  • Cannes to Honor Steve Ballmer. Names Microsoft chief Media Person of the Year – ad week

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Personality Sells? Or Kills? – the infinite dial
  • The Year Of The App – jaco blog
  • ESPN 950 needs to go On the DL – philly burbs
  • Consolidators Again Betray Radio – inside music media
  • RADIO, THE RECESSION AND PROCTER & GAMBLE – dan oday
  • Can Redstone Go To Fiscal Hell And Back? – deadline hollywood
  • Racial Discrimination in U.S. Advertising Industry – colorsnw
  • Liberal blogs attack Limbaugh; others view with support – krmg
  • EDITORIAL: Rush 1, Obama 0. The Democratic attack strategy fails – the washington times
  • Ann Coulter bushwacked on radio by conservative Christian abortion foes – prolifeblogs
  • Viewers want skeptical reporters, not cheerleaders – the spectrum
  • Fox News’s Mad, Apocalyptic, Tearful Rising Star – ny times
  • Cable News Stokes Political Fever – ny times
  • The poetry of Glenn Beck. Every day the Fox News pundit feels the pain and suffering of average Americans. Now it’s time to experience his free verse. – salon
  • The Nine Principles Behind Glenn Beck’s Success – media bistro
  • ‘Fairness Doctrine’ is not only concern for free speech – christian examiner

FCC & Legal

  • 500 Broadcasters To Lobby Capitol Hill. Senate introduces its version of the ‘Local Radio Freedom Act’ – radio and records
  • Anti-Royalties Bill Introduced In Senate – radio ink
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Rumors Of NPR National Pledge Drive Unfounded – radio and records
  • New NPR CEO Suited For The Challenge – npr
  • WQED’s woes. The actions of George Miles Jr., president of WQED Multimedia, will speak louder than his words. – pittsburgh tribune
  • NPR’s Adam Davidson explains the explainer: a model for complex news – nieman journalism lab
  • KVSC will need to move during cleanup in Stewart Hall – sc times
  • KERA’s ‘CEO’ series begins third year – fort worth business press
  • NPR quiz show is coming back to Fairbanks – news miner
  • Guest DJs Spinning on ASU’s Radio Station This Week – phoenix new times
  • Talks start on saving KOCV radio – my west texas
  • WUSF Radio Exceeds Fundraising Goal – tampa bay online
  • KUCI Hosts A House Party – new university
  • Local radio station sold to Christian group (KTIB) – thibodaux daily comet
  • His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan to Host Special Retrospective on His SIRIUS XM Radio Show on April 2 – yahoo

Streaming & Tech

  • Internet advertising revenues rise in Q4 – cnet
  • Internet ad revenue up 10.6 pct last year: report – yahoo
  • Internet ad spending hits a new high – media life
  • U.S. Online Advertising Revenue Grew in Q4 — ‘Sluggishly’ – editor and publisher
  • Sirius, Nicemac Now Working Together on Apple-Related Apps – seeking alpha
  • Sirius may need to change to a webcaster to survive – rain
  • CBS Radio Puts Live Commercials Online – fmqb
  • CBS Launches ‘Live Read’ Spots on Streaming Radio – mediaweek
  • CBS Takes Its Lumps Along With Online Advertising… – mel phillips now and then
  • Tom Leykis gets a new platform. The longtime radio talk show host launches a blog of topics he used to discuss on air. – oc register
  • BMI Unveils Mobile Music Predictions – billboard
  • What’s wrong with a Twitter degree? I can haz Master of Arts! – theregister.co.uk
  • Last.fm delays plans to charge. Postponement after “a lot of feedback” – pocket lint
  • Slacker Adds Song Lyrics to ‘Radio Plus’ Service – individual.com
  • Death by a Thousand Tweets. Make Twitter a Stream of Information, Not a Sewer of Useless Noise – ad age
  • Is Microsoft Set to Abandon its Top-Down Zune Approach? – technologizer

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

Canada

  • Feds should step up to protect CBC Radio – sudbury star
  • Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids Radiothon on April 30th across Canada – fox business
  • CRTC Report on Broadcasting Services in Linguistic Minority Communities – broadcaster magazine
  • Rogers Makes It Official — Nadir Mohamed is New President and CEO – broadcaster magazine

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • ABC knocks off talk radio king. ABC774 has knocked off 3AW in Melbourne and Macquarie Radio Network’s 2GB extended its lead in Sydney in a radio ratings survey. – the australian
  • 96FM up in ratings as 720 slips – wabusiness news au
  • Radio ratings war: 2DAY skyrockets, Triple M crashes and burns – livenews au
  • Bushfire coverage elevates ABC to top of radio ratings – the age au
  • Triple J abandoned by its young audience in radio ratings – couriermail au
  • Nielsen figures show Nova rules, morning and afternoon – couriermail au
  • Nova suffers in radio ratings – b&t
  • The CIA Recruits Spies on the Radio – muzi news
  • KwaMashu’s new community radio station vibes it up – bizzcommunity
  • Radio Indigo COO Jayyant Bhokare quits – indian television
  • Journalists briefed about role of Radio Pakistan – the nation
  • Cameroon: Chantal Biya Inaugurates «Otete» Community Radio – all africa
  • RJR shuts down AM, Nationwide goes off air – jamaica gleaner

Trades

Radio & Records

  • 500 Broadcasters To Lobby Capitol Hill
  • D.C. Gets Fresh With Dunkin
  • SNL Kagan: 2009 Radio Revs To Fall 15%
  • Moscowitz Named Executive VP Of WB
  • Klaiman’s Executive Elevation At Universal Republic
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 30, 2009
  • Arbitron Goes Outside For Two Key Execs
  • Univision Loses Nearly $2 Billion In Q4
  • Z100 To Debut In Ft. Myers
  • RIAA Appeals Royalty-Rate Determination
  • ‘104.7 Cool. Classic. Rock.’ Comes To Salt Lake City
  • Tremblay Heads To CHOM
  • Jon & Sherry Leave K-LOVE
  • Andrews Declares His Independence
  • Kertes Exits L.A.’s Sound
  • Street Talk: Rubino Leaves The Loft
  • Street Talk: Trio Of Exits At Entercom/Denver
  • Street Talk: Condolences To Robin Daniels
  • CBS Radio Adding Live Commercials Into Streams
  • Rumors Of NPR National Pledge Drive Unfounded

All Access

  • With Radio Revs Stalled, Internet Surpasses
  • Seven House Chairs Support Performance Rights Act
  • Baltimore Says ‘Goodbye Jack?’
  • Cox Radio Launches ‘I Am Atlanta’ Campaign
  • C.J. Jones Named VP/Market Mgr. For Cumulus In Arkansas
  • WZBL Flips To Steve-FM
  • KCEE Format Moving After Sale
  • Report: Global To Sell Digital One Stake To Arqiva
  • Astral Media Sets Radiothon For Kids’ Health
  • Jack Ingram Rodeos Before Jetting To Cuba
  • Oak Ridge Boys To Appear On RFD-TV
  • ‘The Producers’ Welcomes Ben Neidle
  • WKHX/WHQX Wins Three WV Broadcasters Assoc. Awards
  • Zac Brown Band To Host Online Fan Chat
  • WBR/Nashville Signs Frankie Ballard
  • Heidi Newfield Kicks Off Media Blitz Tomorrow
  • SOLID Hosts Bonfire
  • Conway On KFI Again This Week
  • Tom Leykis, Blogger
  • 610 Sports Radio/K.C. Adds George Brett Appearances
  • Talk On FM For Delmarva
  • Elvis Duran Lands In Court
  • Kidd Kraddick Debuts In Bryan College Station
  • Zach Martin’s Voice Available
  • Former WIBF/Philly Host George Thompson Dies At 93

Radio Ink

  • Anti-Royalties Bill Introduced In Senate
  • SNL Kagan: ‘Steep Decline’ For Revenues In 2009
  • Univision Loss Widens In Q4
  • Arbitron Adds Two EVPs
  • Penhallow Leaves WRIF After 39 Years
  • Fargo’s Flag Goes All-Out For Flood Coverage
  • CBS Radio Getting ‘Fresh’ In DC
  • Don’t Be Foolish On April 1
  • Cox Radio Declares ‘I Am Atlanta’
  • Goldstein Named Clear Channel Radio CFO
  • Elvis Duran Goes Nationwide
  • Limbaugh: Ratings Surge On Controversy
  • Mercedes Adds HD In More Models
  • CBS Radio Adds ‘Live Reads’ To Streams
  • Spring ’09 Station Name Preview In The Mail
  • Arbitron To Add Stations To PPM Reports
  • Copps: It May Be Time To Reconsider Cross-Ownership Ban
  • AWRT Weighs In Against Royalties

FMQB

  • Joel Klaiman Promoted At Universal Republic
  • Todd Moscowitz Appointed EVP Of WBR
  • Premiere Takes Elvis Duran National
  • Mitch Goldstein Named CFO of Clear Channel Radio
  • CBS Radio Puts Live Commercials Online
  • KKHH (Hot Hits 95.7)/Houston goes all Britney
  • Arthur Penhallow leaving WRIF after 39 years
  • Washington D.C. gets “Fresh” with new AC station.
  • Adam Carolla podcast is a hit
  • UMG dominating digital sales

Inside Radio

  • It’s official: Internet surpasses radio.
  • Kagan predicts “steep” declines.
  • Univision: Layoffs done.
  • Senate joins the royalty fight.
  • Mercedes doubles HD options.
  • Radio One wants Sirius XM spectrum.
  • Cox campaign targets hometown.
  • Univision brings Todobebé to radio.
  • The Mike Kinosian Interview… Robert Conrad

Radio Business Report

  • CBS Radio to blow up 94.7 in DC
  • Mercedes-Benz expands HD Radio availability
  • Univision Radio to add “Viva La Familia” programming
  • Arthur Penhallow leaving WRIF after 39 years
  • Case study: Peak Broadcasting takes KMJ to new audiences
  • Radio forecast even cloudier
  • Stock buys show confidence
  • Jim West dead at 84
  • Lars Larson launches with 90% of former affils.
  • AWRT attacks the tax
  • Larry Glick dead at 87

Radio Online

  • Senate Joins in Opposition to Performance Fees on Radio
  • Storey Exits Magic Broadcasting as Executive VP/COO
  • Arbitron Names Two New Execs in Strategic Realignment
  • CBS Radio Plans WTGB/Washington Flip to ”Fresh FM”
  • Radio Station Annual Outlook Show Steep Declines in ’09
  • Clear Channel Radio Names Mitch Goldstein as CFO
  • CBS Radio to Incorporate Live Commercials Into Streams
  • Premiere Radio Networks to Syndicate Elvis Duran
  • Cox Hits the Airwaves with ”I Am Atlanta” Campaign
  • Millcreek/Salt Lake Launches New Station ”104.7 Cool”
  • Mercedes-Benz Expands Support of HD Radio Technology
  • Independence Media/Peoria, IL, appoints Jeff Andrews as Operations Manager of its 4-station cluster
  • Former KLSX-FM/Los Angeles National Sales Manager Brian Beishline joins crosstown Talk KLSX-AM as GSM
  • WRIF-FM/Detroit announces the departure of 39-year veteran afternoon drive host Arthur Penhallow
  • WZJZ-FM/Fort Myers will flip to AC as Z100 on Tuesday
  • KOSI-FM/Denver afternoon personality Steve Cassidy exits

NTS Aircheck

  • FOX Nation Debuts
  • Government Focus On Saving Newspapers
  • Thousands Wait In Rain At Levin Book Signing
  • Mancow Roars Back In Chi-Town
  • Lars Returns Live And National Today
  • Bonneville Sets Launch For Seattle Sports/Talker
  • Radio On The Front Lines In North Dakota
  • Rush Rocks Ratings

Urbansite

  • Troy and Marc “Big Phat Phun” Streaming Live On Baltimoresun.com
  • Outkast’s Andre 3000 Arrested For Driving 109 MPH
  • Jobs – St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland
  • TODD MOSCOWITZ To WARNER BROS. RECORDS
  • New Chief Financial Officer at Clear Channel
  • IAB Reports Internet Advertising Grew 10 Percent Last Year …

All About Country

  • Arbitron Rolls Out Winter Phase II Trends Fast
  • Ellizabeth Cooks Joins Conway Twitty Cast
  • Mark Wills Speaks Up For USA Cares
  • Big Changes In Fayetteville/Ft Smith
  • Internet Ad Revenues Surpass Radio
  • Tracy Lawrence Shoots New Video For Up To Him
  • Oak Ridge Boys On RFD-TV’s Marty Stuart Show
  • Wingnut Flies Off From Denver’s 92.5 The Wolf
  • Kenny’s Out Last Night Tops MediaBase Most-Added
  • Darius Rucker Gets A 3rd Chart-Topping Week
  • Arbitron CEO Creates 2 New EVP’s
  • Joe Nichols’ Believers Is At COUNTRY Radio Now
  • Big Kenny Organizes Nashville4Africa Concert
  • New Kellie Pickler Video Surfaces On YouTube
  • Spring Book Begins Thursday
  • Friday’s Price Is Right Features COUNTRY Stars