Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 04-28-2009

Radio Headlines:

No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming
No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel’s Parent Cuts 590 Jobs wall street journal
  • Grupo Radio Centro Reports First Quarter 2009 Results yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro Reports First Quarter 2009 Results fox business
  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns radio and records
  • NNB Spins Off Billings Group to CEO Pete Benedetti radio online
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department radio and records
  • Clear Channel cuts 401(k) match. inside radio
  • “Hey, Detroit – want to sell some new cars?” Jacobs Media’s new survey reveals that there is a willingness among consumers to buy or lease an American car or truck, if… jacobs media
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises radio ink
  • SIRI: SIrius may drop below 40 cents today, time to load up motley fool caps
  • Bob Pittman is bullish on broadcasting radio business report
  • Ad recovery elusive even as media stocks rally reuters
  • Murdoch: Obama Must Be Careful Not To Overregulate smart money
  • Omnicom Net Income Sinks 23% in Q1 09 media buyer planner
  • Update: William Morris, Endeavor Agree To Merge billboard

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • The Clear Channel axe falls milwaukee journal sentinel
  • Cuts at WLW, Clear Channel cincinnati.com
  • Oddo, Bubba among those ousted in Clear Channel axings orlando sentinel
  • Clear Channel Radio has more layoffs kansas.com
  • Skip Mahaffey Exits WFUS/Tampa radio and records
  • Radio Head: Jeff Catlin Talks About Why Cumulus Buried Its Bone for “Quality Rock” dallas observer
  • The Bone flips formats, opts for ‘Quality Rock’ radio dfw.com
  • Cumulus Buries The Bone for Quality Rock nbc dfw
  • Less budget, more CHRs. inside radio
  • Jeannine Jersey Resigns as WTIC-FM/Hartford PD radio online
  • MUSIC COULD DIE AT TIMES CO. Rumors are raging that top suits have discussed putting classical radio station WQXR (96.3 FM) on the block ny post
  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments radio ink
  • Max Media Flips WXMM/Norfolk to CHR ”Hot 100.5” radio online
  • Khloe Kardashian to Host Her Own Radio Show hollyscoop

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Modern Radio Production: Product, Programming, Performance

News & PR

  • Arbitron And Clear Channel: No Deal? radio ink
  • Brian & Joe: Three decades in local radio cleveland.com
  • Child porn suspect waives extradition. Newport man will be back in N.H. later this week new hampshire sentinel
  • Arbitron’s Dr. Taymoor Arshi Wins 2009 Academy of Distinguished Engineers from Oregon State University pr newswire
  • Ad Supported Satellite Radio Possibilities seeking alpha
  • NAB Offers Help Educating Public About Swine Flu broadcasting and cable
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers radio business report
  • Black Journalists Group Announces Nominees for Annual Awards pr newswire
  • CRB Finalizes Board of Directors for 2009-2010 radio magazine
  • Dr. Laura LIVE! “In Praise of Mom” pegasus news
  • Steve Deace, WHO talk radio host of “Deace in the Afternoon” will be speaking at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Pocahontas pilot tribune

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • The Next Radio Firings inside music media
  • Jim Boyle: “The worst of the storm may have passed.” (pdf)
  • Obama threatens speech on radio, Web, print world net daily
  • Bailout for the Media Moguls? the indypendent
  • Perry and radio hosts take critical look at Obama austin statesman
  • Blago on the radio. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is back from his trip to Los Angeles and back on the radio in Chicago. abc local chicago
  • Bring it on, MoveOn: The Cautionary Tale of Furious George american spectator
  • Homeland Security: Everyone’s a Threat new american
  • Top Radio Talkers Attend Strategic Meet norcal blogs
  • Glenn Beck: A Savvy Fraud Who Knows Just How to Please His Audience of Conservative Suckers op ed news
  • Glenn Beck’s Savvy Fraud newshound
  • Hate-talk Radio’s Michael Savage’s Real-life “Streets of San Francisco” Encounter with SFPD, Film Crew huffington post
  • U.S. talk-radio host blames the spread of the flu on illegal aliens (Michael Savage) rabble
  • Ayers visit sparks debate on radio the justice
  • Radio Talk Show Hosts and Political Analysts to Host Town Hall Event evliving
  • Devo Call Rush Limbaugh a ‘Great Example of Devolution’ spinner
  • Sean Hannity coming back to town cincinnati.com
  • Steve Schmidt, Unplugged town hall
  • On the Path Productions — Is Traditional Talk Radio Good for What Ails America? prusa
  • State employees group targets Holliman with radio ad davis county dispatch

FCC & Legal

  • High court upholds FCC dirty words ruling upi
  • Court: Radio Talk Show Host’s Statements Not Actionable. Panel Concludes Reasonable Listeners Would Consider Comments Opinion metnews
  • Court Grants Motion to Move Modavox Patent and Trademark Infringement Cases Brought Against Time Warner, AOL and Platform-A from California to New York yahoo
  • FCC Daily DIgest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Cutbacks Include 13 Layoffs washington post
  • Journalist from Fargo continues Iran hunger strike twin cities
  • New morning show in the works for WUNH the new haven
  • KDHX features series on John Coltrane stl today
  • Hofstra radio alumni discuss technology advances media newswire
  • National Archives Hosts Free Public Programs in May to Celebrate ‘BIG!’ Exhibit pr newswire
  • KPFZ celebrates one year lake county record bee
  • Murray Green: Public-broadcast TV, radio owe you more the WXEL provides tcpalm
  • KERA’s “CEO” with award winning journalist Lee Cullum enters its third year insidetxbiz
  • WMUB pursues local news bureau with Cincinnati Public Radio the miami student
  • Student media leaders accept new positions. Campus radio station WASU and The Appalachian student newspaper have chosen their station manager, editor-in-chief and business manager for the 2009-10 school year. the appalachian

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Streaming & Tech

  • Star and Buc Wild get online with Vlad ny daily news
  • Ando Media Selected by Pandora to Measure Streaming Audience pr newswire
  • Webcast Metrics to measure Pandora listening rain
  • Triton Digital Sales To Represent Replace Ads Online Ad Inventory radio magazine
  • Triton Digital To Sell Ads for ReplaceAds Network audio4cast
  • Nielsen Begins Measuring Internet Usage In TV Ratings Sample media daily news
  • Magna: Online Video To Grow 32% In ’09 media daily news
  • Study: Car Buyers Want iPod Capability fmqb
  • WFTV’s competition all aTwitter about news director’s Tweets; expect fewer digs at the competition, his boss says orlando sentinel
  • Liquid Compass Tags Loomis as Senior Developer radio magazine
  • QuickTime to receive YouTube support cnet
  • A New Era In Advertising: Internet Radio pr newswire
  • IP minister rules out ‘three strikes’ disconnection law register
  • RapidShare hands over user info in Germany, users panic ars technica

Radio News International:


  • Absolute Radio expects Rajar gains mad.co.uk
  • Andy Kershaw radio show dropped by BBC Radio 4 iomtoday
  • DJ Ian Dore quits Bath FM this is bath
  • Belgians in Rockall broadcast bid. A team of Belgian radio enthusiasts were due to set off for the North Atlantic islet of Rockall where they hope to make a series of broadcasts. bbc
  • Radio industry needs to be bold, says Miron mad.co.uk
  • UTV Media in pole position to acquire Sport magazine mediaweek uk
  • Global completes rebranding of local radio stations as Heart brand republic
  • Radio advertising is child’s play howdo
  • Perez wants to be bigger than Oprah western daily press
  • RSL in Big trouble with Ofcom radio today
  • Rock (FM) School opens doors radio today
  • Nine more Hearts makes 33 radio today
  • Industry unites for a DAB future radio today
  • Moyles’ future not assured radio today


  • Tory hits the airwaves. After too many elections, he’s a fresh voice on radio toronto sun
  • Amherst station switching to FM nova scotia chronicle herald
  • Fee-For-Carriage Should Be Tied to Specific Initiatives– CBC broadcaster
  • Appointment to CRTC. The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Peter Menzies as a full-time member of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission representing the Alberta/Northwest Territories region. broadcaster
  • WAB Conference Program Update. The Western Association Broadcasters 75th annual conference is June 5-7, 2009 in Kananaskis Alberta. broadcaster


  • SBS Radio head Masselos resigns yahoo
  • Austereo tunes into radio revolution. THE key to the success of digital radio – which launches nationally on Friday – will be content, Austereo Adelaide general manager Peter “Max” Maynard says. adelaide now
  • Second transmitter for Kingfisher FM weekend post
  • Swine flu sees family shut away. Mr Wallace, who is the programme director for the More FM and Breeze radio shows, said he was confident about being given the all clear. stuff nz
  • Radio revenues poised to grow at 15% despite slowdown – GroupM radio and music
  • Astro to pick up stake in Sun’s radio subsidiary indian television
  • Radio | Ad revenues to grow 15%. Audience measurement and ad expenditure tracking systems have increased credibility live mint
  • Somalia: Journalists Freed And Radio Station Allowed Operating all africa
  • Togo govt lifts suspension on radio ‘talk shows’ afrique en ligne
  • Shake hands with DJs and win RM10,000 the star online
  • BBC Afrique launches FM relay in Central African Republic indian television
  • Rwanda bans BBC local broadcasts. Rwanda has suspended BBC broadcasts in the local language Kinyarwanda because of what it says is bias in BBC reports concerning the 1994 genocide. bbc
  • Taliban: “Why Are the Americans Closing Down Jihadi Media? right side news
  • Mexican AM–FM Transition Sought radio world


Radio & Records

  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns. Buys five Billings stations
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Skip Mahaffey Exits WFUS/Tampa
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy
  • Dallas’ ‘Bone’ Rebrands With ‘Regular Guys’
  • Update: Kung Pao Warmed Up To Hot
  • Liberty Media Gets 2.5 Billion Sirius Shares
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 27, 2009
  • Moody’s Cuts Emmis’ Rating
  • Survey: Rockers Want iPod Connectivity In New Cars
  • Foxx Back On WBLS
  • Martino Beats The Rap
  • CBS Corp.’s Moonves Paid $32 Million In 2008
  • SRC Appoints Exec VP
  • Pandora Signs On With Ando Media
  • Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star
  • Chart Highlights: Green Day, DMB Soar To No. 1
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Nominees Named By NABJ
  • Schwartz Promoted To IDJMG Senior Director/Marketing
  • RAB, BMI and MIW Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Broker Rosenblum Does Deal Redo On WFRM
  • Jersey Leaving Hartford, Mapmakers Confused
  • Sykes New CEO At Project Playlist
  • Street Talk: Huff Leaves Xtreme

All Access

  • Supreme Court Upholds FCC Appeal In ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Case
  • New Northwest CEO Exits, Starts Own Group
  • Jacobs Asks ‘Hey Detroit — Want To Sell Some New Cars?’
  • More Details On KXAM Closing
  • Ferber Launches Own Brokerage
  • FCC Rejects Challenge To LPFM License Cancellation
  • Grupo Radio Centro Q1 Revenues, Income Rise
  • Jacksonville Trio Sold By Receiver
  • Neinaber Hosts A Free Conclave Webinar
  • NYSBA Sets Sales Confab
  • Spacial 1-to-1 Targeting Helps Power Google Alpha Test
  • Celador To Put Edinburgh Station Back On The Air
  • BBC Radio 4 Yanks Kershaw Interview
  • Julianne & Chuck, Monty Powell Set For Ravenwood HS Benefit
  • NABJ Honors NPR’s Norris
  • Mancow Back In The Game In Norfolk
  • Mississippi Sales Manager Dean Hubbard Dies

Radio Ink

  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments
  • Survey: Consumers Still Want (iPod-Compatible) Cars
  • A Dozen Digital Stations Meet PPM Minimum In March
  • RAB, BMI, MIWs Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Slander Suit Against Talk Host Martino Dismissed
  • Ramsey Hosts Record-Breaking Webcast
  • More Cuts At NPR
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises
  • Arbitron And Clear Channel: No Deal?
  • Triton Digital Reps Jetcast’s ReplaceAds
  • Pandora Picks Ando Media Measurement
  • Live365 Gets An iPhone App
  • Apple’s App Store Reaches 1 Billion Downloads
  • Civil Rights Group Wants LPFM Rules Change
  • FCC Rejects Bid To Block Station, CP Sales


  • Study: Car Buyers Want iPod Capability
  • Gabriela Schwartz promoted at IDJMG
  • Pandora signs up for Ando Media metrics
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel cuts 401(k) match.
  • Radio’s still top dashboard feature.
  • Less budget, more CHRs.
  • CBS Radio becomes streaming champ.
  • Verizon remains top advertiser.
  • Newspaper a less-powerful opponent.
  • Pandora takes on radio.
  • Lathrop gets new Gap market.
  • The Mike Kinosian Interview… McKnight is heard 6-9am on CBS Radio, L.A. Smooth Jazz “The Wave” (KTWV).

Radio Business Report

  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers
  • WTKK PD gets Judy Jarvis Memorial Award
  • “Kung Pao 100.5 stunting over—now CHR
  • Genesis adds Insana
  • Syndie talker dodges slander rap
  • Westwood One completes recap
  • Credit downgrade for Cumulus
  • Keke does it: 7 marathons in 7 days
  • Air America host challenged in NY-20
  • Digital streams slow to register in PPM markets

Radio Online

  • NNB Spins Off Billings Group to CEO Pete Benedetti
  • Jeannine Jersey Resigns as WTIC-FM/Hartford PD
  • Liberty Media Gets 12.5 Million Sirius XM Shares
  • Max Media Flips WXMM/Norfolk to CHR ”Hot 100.5”
  • Court Upholds Dismissal of Marino Defamation Suit
  • Ando to Measure Pandora’s Streaming Audience
  • Scholarship Apps Available for Training Seminar
  • Triton Digital Inks Deal with Jetcast’s ReplaceAds
  • Automakers Should Market Most Attractive Features
  • KIHT-FM (K-Hits 96)/St. Louis morning personality JC Corcoran who is celebrating his 25th anniversary on-air in the market
  • KDBN-FM (93.3 The Bone)/Dallas re-images as “93.3 Quality Rock.”
  • Syndication One’s Rickey Smiley adds Urban WJIZ-FM/Albany, GA, and Urban WBFA-FM/Columbus, GA,
  • Utah Jazz broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley is set to retire at the end of the NBA team’s playoff run
  • KKGN-AM (Green 960)/San Francisco adds syndicated Randi Rhodes to afternoons

NTS Aircheck

  • ABC News Radio Sets Swine Flu Special Report
  • Savage Blames Flu Outbreak On “Illegal Aliens”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • More Layoffs At NPR
  • Carey Bros. Hammer Home Nat’l Rebuilding Day


  • Arbitron – Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis
  • News – Rickey Smiley Show Adds Three Stations
  • Insite – Fans fixate on Beyonce as `Obsessed’ takes in $28M

All About Country

  • CRS-41 Agenda Committee Complete
  • Ferlin Husky Resting At Home Following Hospital Stay
  • Montana COUNTRY Pair Gets New Owner…Sort of…
  • Kenny Chesney Heads For Texas
  • Darius & Taylor Share Mediabase Most-Added
  • Overheard In The AAC Vent Section
  • Arbitron Continues Winter Book Releases
  • Willie Nelson Turns 76
  • Check Out This New Aircheck
  • Josh Brandon Lands In Brunswick, GA
  • Randy Houser’s Boots On Video Features Drake
  • Jamie Foxx Gives Oak Ridge Boys Shout Out
  • Cindy Mabe Now Capitol Nashville SVP/Marketing
  • Clint Black Wins Celebrity Apprentice
  • Love And Theft Complete Their First Video
  • Jason Michael Carroll Flies In His New Album
  • 94.9 The Outlaw/Wichita Falls Makes Red Dirt Waves
  • Shelley Hargis Leaves Mathis Entertainment
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