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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 04-07-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Salem Communications Schedules Stockholder Meeting – yahoo
  • Bank starts clock ticking for Regent – radio business report
  • KMVN 93.9 FM does the hustle into that good night – la times
  • Cox/Atlanta Management Restructuring – radio and records
  • Lisa Biello Joins WNNF/Cincinnati at PD/Afternoons – radio online
  • Chris Plante Exits WMAL/Washington – nts media online
  • WCCO Radio loses a legend: Steve Cannon dies at 81 – twin cities pioneer press
  • MIW: Steady Level Of Female GMs. Female PDs on the rise – radio and records
  • Police: Fake Radio Ads Targeted Unemployed. – wsb atlanta
  • AP to fight Web news piracy, lower rates – crains new york business
  • Artist Compensation in a New Music Marketplace – audio4cast
  • Sen. Schumer Unveils Ticketing Legislation – billboard
  • Iran: Parents Visit Jailed American (NPR Journalist) – ny times
  • Yahoo adds many music partners – sf gate
  • Amazon finds niche in iTunes-dominant market – cnet
  • Media Industries Face Challenge in Harnessing Web-Based Markets – fordham university
  • Ofcom outlines radio reforms – financial times
  • Global Radio sells Digital One to Arqiva. – guardian
  • Graham Bryce to head Bauer Media’s Scottish radio group – guardian
  • German DJ breaks world endurance record – the west
  • C-FAX radio personality (Terry Spence) let go after 35 years. . – chek news
  • Churches slam The Edge Radio Station – scoop nz

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Salem Communications Schedules Stockholder Meeting – yahoo
  • CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp. and CMP Susquehanna Corp. Announce Expiration of Previously Announced Exchange Offer – yahoo
  • SNL Kagan’s M&A Replay – snl interactive
  • Bank starts clock ticking for Regent – radio business report
  • S&P Places CBS’ Ratings On Watch For Downgrade On Ad Concerns – the wall street journal
  • Committee Approves Offer, Recommends Taking Cox Radio Private – media buyer planner

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KMVN 93.9 FM does the hustle into that good night – la times
  • Cox/Atlanta Management Restructuring – radio and records
  • Lisa Biello Joins WNNF/Cincinnati at PD/Afternoons – radio online
  • Chris Plante Exits WMAL/Washington – nts media online
  • ‘Bleacher Bums’ sent to minors.The (XPRS) Bleacher Bums have been relegated to radio’s bleachers. – sign on san diego
  • 710 ESPN says it’s pleased with first day of battle with KJR – the seattle times
  • Daniel Gilliam named general manager of WUOL-FM – louisville business first
  • Comedian Jeff Blanchard replaces Mike Olszewski on WNCX’s morning show – cleveland.com
  • AM station revives ‘Radio Game Show’. Program has callers compete against one another in formats other than simple quizzing – las vegas sun
  • NAB Announces Election results For Radio Board – radio online
  • Magic 63 changes format. Monterey’s AM oldies station is moving from the vinyl age to the eight-track era in its music format. – contra costa times
  • WLEY La Ley 107.9 FM in Chicago to Debut Popular Afternoon Show – news blaze
  • Ethnic Outlets Thriving In Sinking Media Market – npr
  • Renowned Designer and Style Icon Isaac Mizrahi to Launch Exclusive 5-Week Series on SIRIUS XM’s Martha Stewart Living Radio – pr newswire

News & PR

  • WCCO Radio loses a legend: Steve Cannon dies at 81 – twin cities pioneer press
  • Steve Cannon: A man of many voices signs off. The legendary WCCO radio host died of cancer at age 81- star tribune
  • Montel: I’ll Air both sides on ‘America’ – ny daily news
  • MIW: Steady Level Of Female GMs. Female PDs on the rise – radio and records
  • Police: Fake Radio Ads Targeted Unemployed. Officers arrested three people for allegedly taking application fees for jobs that did not exist. Police said the scam targeted the immigrant community with ads on the radio. – wsb atlanta
  • Radio legend celebrates career, recalls Gary ties (Herb Kent) – post tribune
  • Rome Radio Stations Q-102, WRGA Sold – rome newswire
  • B’ville radio stations sold. WKKQ and WYWY bought by Choice Radio – the corbin times tribune
  • Rome cluster wasn’t built in a day. But if you have the right Toole, the job can be done in due time. And Rome Radio Partners has Howard C. Toole, who will create a NW Georgia cluster with an acquisition, an LMA and a DIY project – radio business report
  • Z100’s Zootopia ’09 to Rock IZOD Center on May 16th – pr newswire
  • Troy Neff sentenced to probation in road-rage incident – toledo blade
  • Dr. Laura’s ‘In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms’ Renowned talk-show host on the wonders, struggles of modern parenthood – today
  • Changes in store for KBIM and HVRN paranormal talk radio – pr log
  • ‘Time Out for Sports Talk’ host reflects on show’s last 15 years – wicked local
  • Clear Channel: Aarson D’Innocenzi Honored – design taxi
  • WKSR Transmitter Hit With Lightening Strike – wksr
  • Bank of Commerce sponsors radio program – charlotte business journal
  • Mega Media Group, Inc., Pulse87 Announce Ultimate Wedding Giveaway Contest – marketwire
  • New Radio Heard Here Spots Hit the Airwaves – pr newswire
  • WEGENER(R) to Showcase Innovative Media Distribution Solutions at NAB 2009 – pr newswire
  • AP to fight Web news piracy, lower rates – crains new york business
  • AP Targets Online Theft, Changes Rates and Notice Requirements – editor and publisher

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Sen. Schumer Unveils Ticketing Legislation – billboard
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • Yahoo Music opening pages to YouTube, others – cnet
  • Yahoo Music opens doors to rivals – pc pro
  • Yahoo adds many music partners – sf gate
  • Amazon UK kicks off low-end price scuffle with iTunes. Hunt for lesser-spotted 59p track begins at Apple store – theregister.co.uk
  • Amazon finds niche in iTunes-dominant market – cnet
  • SPINOFF OF AOL IS MORE LIKELY – ny post
  • Media Industries Face Challenge in Harnessing Web-Based Markets – fordham university
  • Blog Nation. Off-air interactivity is the lay of the land for DJs, as blogging rises in popularity along with MySpace, Facebook and Twitter – radio and records
  • Reports: Next-Gen iPhone To Have 802.11n, FM Radio, Video Editing – information week
  • BBC Builders: Matthew Shorter on opening up BBC Music online – guardian uk
  • Mount Pocono man to launch local Web radio station – pocono record
  • Gay iPhone Radio Application Listed in Apple’s Top 50 Most Popular Free Music Applications with Over 10,000 Downloads – yahoo
  • CBS Radio’s David Goodman to keynote RAIN Summit – rain
  • Media Talk USA launches. Jeff Jarvis introduces Media Talk USA, a new podcast on US media matters – guardian uk

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Ofcom outlines radio reforms. Ofcom plans to reform commercial radio could make local networks more attractive to investors. – financial times
  • Ofcom tells two radio stations to broadcast more local content. Bath FM and Swindon-based Brunel FM told off for breaching Ofcom code – guardian
  • Ofcom wants local radio but not as we know it – how do
  • Moyles up for top radio award despite raps from watchdog – the herald
  • Arqiva buys national digital radio multiplex – digital spy
  • Global Radio sells Digital One to Arqiva. Transmission company Arqiva takes control of national digital radio platform from Capital and Classic FM owner Global – guardian
  • Global rejigs sales teams – mediaweek uk
  • Ross and Brand out of the picture as prison radio up for four Sonys. Brixton prison radio station nominated in four Sony awards categories while Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand miss out – guardian
  • BBC radio productions lead Sony award nominations – stage news
  • Moyles to defend breakfast crown. BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles will defend his best breakfast show title after being nominated in the same category at this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards. – bbc
  • And the (Sony) nominees are… – radio today
  • Russell Brand: Standing Up To Addiction – npr
  • Bath and Brunel breach rules – radio today
  • Global Radio drops Digital One – radio today
  • Bauer appoints MD for Scotland – radio today
  • Global Radio Academy to launch – radio today
  • Dale radio presenter up for ‘broadcasting Oscar – teesdale mercury
  • The quiet frustration of Commercial Radio Ltd. As advertising falls, the private sector amplifies its call for an urgent digital solution. – telegraph
  • New jobs at Touch FM. FIVE new job positions -including two presenters – have been created at Banbury’s saved radio station. – banbury guardian
  • Radio veteran Paul Cooney quits Clyde – the herald
  • Radio stalwart Cooney quits Clyde – ic lanarkshire
  • Wales radio stations get green light – news wales
  • Former Xfm chief to run Bauer’s Scottish stations – broadcast now
  • Graham Bryce to head Bauer Media’s Scottish radio group. EX-Capital and Xfm executive Graham Bryce to be Bauer’s managing director, Scotland – guardian
  • Bauer names MD for Scotland. Bauer Media has appointed Communicorp strategy and operations director Graham Bryce as its first MD radio, Scotland. – music week
  • Global founder reveals new academy plans. Global founder and group CEO Ashley Tabor announced the launch of a new radio academy at the second day of the Student Radio Conference in Leeds today. – music week
  • Gardaí to get digital radio after 10-year wait. THE long-awaited Garda digital radio system is due to go live next week in parts of Dublin. – irish examiner
  • Week long radio show. A German DJ smashed the world record for the longest continuous radio show when his ‘morning’ programme ended after more than a week. – ananova
  • Radio gaga: German DJ breaks world endurance record – the west
  • Radio jock breaks world endurance record – iol
  • EU Commissioner Proposes Radio Spectrum Guidelines By Fall – nasdaq

Canada

  • C-FAX radio personality let go after 35 years. Longtime host Terry Spence has been fired from C-FAX 1070 AM after 35 years of service with the talk radio mainstay. – chek news
  • Best of CBC worth the price. Public broadcaster trying to be too many things – winnipeg free press

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Churches slam The Edge Radio Station. Today the leaders of the Catholic and Anglican Churches in Auckland sent a letter of protest to The Edge radio station for lampooning Jesus as part of a Good Friday stunt. – scoop nz
  • Pulzar FM Defies Recession To Launch New Canterbury Radio Station – voxy nz
  • DJ creates a stir by returning to station. Kenny Maistry has taken over the breakfast slot on Metro FM.- dispatch za
  • Radio reporter dies in Samar road mishap – Philippines inquirer.net
  • All we hear is, radio ka ka. This is going to sound really lousy coming from a woman who was once a DJ herself, but men make better radio presenters. Hands down! – the south african
  • Kofi Wayo punches NPP man – joy online
  • Niger mourns film and radio star. A funeral service is to be held in Niger for Damoure Zika, a star of French documentary cinema. – bbc
  • NDC thugs chase serial caller into exile – modern ghana
  • Vandals Cut Broadcasts of Argentine Radio Station Critical of Dengue Outbreak – journalism in the americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • MIW: Steady Level Of Female GMs. Female PDs on the rise
  • L.A. Station To Flip To Latin Pop
  • Arbitron, Edison Offer ‘Infinite Dial 2009’ Webinar
  • Cox/Atlanta Management Restructuring
  • Smyth, Newberry Return To NAB Board For New Term
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 6, 2009
  • Obit: Steve Cannon
  • Street Talk: MOViN’s Move Fallout
  • Sen. Schumer Unveils Ticketing Legislation
  • Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty
  • Updated: Biello Hears Cincy’s Frequency
  • Gorlick Now Part Of The Collective
  • Salem Shareholders To Meet June 3
  • Yahoo Looks Outside Walls With New Music Service
  • Condolences: Paul Sidney
  • Condolences: Howard Clark
  • Z100’s Zootopia Lineup Announced
  • ACM’s Offers Streaks, Surprises
  • Street Talk: Amy In Ft. Myers’ AM
  • Kiss Turns To Eventful To Route Upcoming Tour
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s At Four Formats
  • Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

All Access

  • Regent In Technical Default, Says B Of A
  • Report: Spinoff Of AOL Likely
  • MIW Releases ’08 Gender Analysis Study
  • Hersam Exits WW1, Sticks Around To Close Ad Deal
  • AP Cuts Newspaper Fees, Radio Plan Coming
  • New ‘Radio Heard Here’ Spots Hit the Airwaves
  • KRBL Sold… Again
  • Stay In Touch With Ex-MOViN/L.A. Staffers
  • Former Toledo Host Gets Probation For Road Rage Brawl
  • Friedlander Hosts Show For Sirius XM Raw Dog
  • KIDD Updates In Monterey
  • WSBX-A Rocks … En Espanol
  • Two South London Stations Go Dark
  • San Diego Pirate Goes Silent
  • Bryce Joining Bauer In Scotland
  • Global Swaps Digital One Stake To Arqiva
  • Ofcom Slaps Stations For Lacking Local Content
  • Adam Montiel Joins KSNI
  • Dave Michaels Almost Ready To Swing
  • Mark Wills & Friends Help Out MOC
  • Oprah Goes Country With Darius, Carrie, Sugarland & Kenny
  • Imus Returns To WHEN, Makes Atlanta Move
  • Gov. To Moderate Salem ‘Obama: First 100 Days’ Tour Dallas Stop
  • ‘Bums’ Move To Weekends At XX 1090/San Diego
  • Isaac Mizrahi Hosts Show For Martha’s Sirius XM Channel
  • WCCO Legend Steve Cannon Dies

Radio Ink

  • McDowell: Court Should Move Ahead On Ownership
  • Hersam Exits Westwood One
  • NAB Board Reports Election Results
  • Imus Moves To All-Barter
  • Bloomberg Re-Ups With USRN
  • Salem Sets Stockholders’ Meeting
  • 42 Million Hear Online Radio Each Week
  • Rehr Asks Motorola To Release FM-Capable Phone In U.S.
  • Copps Makes Staff Changes At FCC

FMQB

  • Entire Remastered Beatles Catalog Coming 9/9/09
  • Z100 Announces Line-Up For Zootopia ‘09
  • FMC wants to rewrite music biz rules
  • WYEP/Pittsburgh celebrates 35 years

Inside Radio

  • MIW: Female GM level steady.
  • PD positions toughest for women.
  • Levine: Bypass labels, royalties.
  • Mixed reviews for Emmis’ L.A. deal.
  • Westwood One dismisses executive.
  • Cox rethinks cluster management.
  • Don Imus goes all-barter.
  • Public radio also cutting salaries.

Radio Business Report

  • Bank starts clock ticking for Regent
  • Cox Radio shares decline
  • La Ley Chicago to add “El Vacilón del Mandril” from L.A.
  • Online streams not yet big PPM factor
  • Hold the phone for FM
  • KMVN moving to Mexican company
  • Cox Radio endorses buyout
  • CAIR asks KSFO to reprimand hosts
  • WCSX Detroit launches “Faces not Numbers”
  • Broadcaster says keep auction on schedule
  • Citadel sees covenant difficulties in 2010
  • Moody’s gives Salem a downgrade

Radio Online

  • Cox Radio Restructures Atlanta Management Team
  • Lisa Biello Joins WNNF/Cincinnati at PD/Afternoons
  • NAB Announces Election results For Radio Board
  • CBS’ 97.1 Amp Radio Goes Double Gold in Los Angeles
  • McDowell Asks Court to Speed Up on Cross-Ownership
  • Weekly Online Radio Usage Jumps to 42M Americans
  • WABC Radio Announces Expanded Syndication Lineup
  • USRN Renews Bloomberg Radio Syndication Deal
  • Spanish Broadcasting System’s “El Vacilon del Mandril” airing on KLAX-FM (97.9 La Raza)/Los Angeles in afternoons
  • WXTU-FM/Philadelphia afternoon host Kris Stevens moves to mornings
  • WLS-AM/Chicago bumps up syndicated Sean Hannity from 6-9pm weekdays
  • KZZA-FM (Casa 106.7)/Dallas flips to Regional Mexican
  • KIXI-AM/Seattle drops the syndicated “Music Of Your Life” format in favor of local programming
  • WNCX-FM/Cleveland morning host Mike Oleszewski exit
  • WFBE-FM/Flint, MI, Music Director/morning host Keith Allen and morning host Steph Carroll both exit
  • KSOO-AM & FM/Sioux Falls, SD, will end its Talk simulcast, flipping KSOO-FM to Sports

NTS Aircheck

  • Imus Now Available As Barter Show
  • Chris Plante Exits WMAL/Washington
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Deminski & Doyle’s “Faces Not Numbers” Project

Urbansite

  • Preparation Key to the Success of WRKS-FM in a PPMTM World
  • Arbitron – Richmond, Oklahoma City, Columbia SC, Chattanooga
  • The New Magic 106.9 in Fayetteville N.C.
  • KMGC-FM Adds Keith Sweat
  • Budget Cuts at Cox Radio Atlanta
  • Howard Clark RIP
  • Issues Response/Recommendation Statement Regarding Tender Offer of Cox Media Group, Inc.
  • Welcome to Atlanta “Streetz 102.9”

All About Country

  • GAC Prize Winner Writes/Records With Katie Armiger
  • Kenny Chesney Tops MediaBase Most-Added
  • New Country: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
  • First-Ever Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker Tournament Set
  • Darius Does Oprah’s Show
  • NYC Claims Keith Urban’s Tour Bus ‘Dumped’ On Them
  • Arbitron Releases More Winter Phase II Returns
  • Get The PPM Poop At Tomorrow’s Webinar
  • Kellie Pickler Returns To American Idol
  • City Of Hope Softball Challenge Set
  • Love And Theft Make Opry Debut
  • BamaJam & Talladega For Alliance
  • NAB Names New Radio Board Of Directors
  • Nielsen: ACM’s Thrust CBS-TV To Sunday Night Win
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Releases Back To Tennessee
  • CRB & Edison Post Results Of P1 Listener Survey
  • Jason Aldean Powers Up For Wide Open Release
  • Reba Sends Radio Strange
  • Privatization Of Cox Radio Moves Forward