Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 05-12-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • KOMO AM and FM radio news, coming soon seattle pi
  • KOMO Newsradio to be heard on FM and AM komo news
  • KOMO coming to FM examiner
  • BREAKING NEWS: Greg Williams Soon to Be Ex-ESPN Radio Host dallas observer
  • It wasn’t last call for Dallas Mavericks’ radio announcer fort worth star telegram
  • Emmis Announces Several Corporate Promotions radio online
  • Emmis Communications Promotes Four at Corporate Office radio magazine
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Adds Three Senior Execs radio online
  • Unemployed, with a growing family: Former radio host loses his job just as he adopts a son fosters
  • Clemens scheduled for ESPN Radio interview sporting news
  • Clemens bashes book, denies drug use abclocal
  • Clemens Issues More Denials in Radio Interview nbc new york

News & PR

  • Sirius XM Makes Smart Marketing Move with Howard Stern Offering seeking alpha
  • Paul Allen sells his two Portland radio stations oregon live
  • Beverage, media companies join efforts in concert series targeting Latinos hispanic mpr
  • Auto-tune a sound reason some songs are perfect kansas city star

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Sustainable Radio mass live
  • Seth Godin: Tribes will change the World hear 2.0
  • Radio: The End is Near – Unless you heed Bob Garfield hear 2.0
  • Lessons From iTunes’ Variable Pricing Failure inside music media
  • Bob & Jack Week: #3 – KCBS (Jack FM) Los Angeles infinite dial
  • Keep On Trekkin’ jacobs media blog
  • Google Strikes Out With Radio… mel phillips
  • Radio Talk Show Host Dave Ettl Running For City Council kndu
  • WVIA, TL, King’s forum provides look at judges times leader
  • Limbaugh’s GOP: Winning is losing the swamp
  • Cheney’s Main Man Limbaugh mocks the recession while Clear Channel employees get pummeled crooks and liars

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Journalist’s Release Shows Divide Among Iran’s Leaders ny times
  • U.S.-Iranian reporter has no plan to move out of Iran individual.com
  • Roxana Saberi may leave Iran next week the star
  • Interview leads to firing at NPR affiliate. A radio host on an NPR affiliate in Arizona has been fired for talking with OneNewsNow. one news now
  • Staff changes raise static at WBAI ny daily news
  • May ‘Aloha Shorts’ taping set for Sunday, May 17 honolulu advertiser
  • Clemson radio program wins award independent mail

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:


  • Ofcom lets City Talk change format howdo
  • Ofcom allows City a bit less Talk musicweek
  • Liverpool’s City Talk to change format broadcast now
  • City Talk to play music as Ofcom grants new format the drum
  • Global Radio expects steady profits despite ad slump guardian
  • Global Radio declares steady profit despite auditor’s warning brand republic
  • Global suffers advertising drop as bidders battle over radio minnow brand republic
  • Commercial stations take a dozen golds at Sony radio awards mediaweek uk
  • Evans in double radio awards win. BBC 2 Radio DJ Chris Evans picked up two prizes at the Sony Radio Academy Awards on Monday night. bbc
  • Radio 3 bags Station of the Year award independent
  • Has Radio 4 news gone off the boil? guardian
  • The Local Radio Company takeover battle hots up brand republic
  • Prison radio station steals the show at Sony Awards first post
  • Prison Radio Shines. A tiny prison radio station in London is competing against the BBC for a prestigious award. forbes
  • Why breakfast radio is making us all a bit more stupid mirror
  • Town set to go radio gaga again banbridge leader
  • Pirate radio station founder has appeal against conviction dismissed belfast telegraph
  • New contract for Chris Moyles? radio today
  • UKRD ups offer for TLRC radio today
  • Global iPhone app is all Heart radio today
  • Double Sony Gold for Evans radio today
  • Media Monitors covers London radio today
  • Radio Scotland Sony award triumph bbc
  • Radio Free Europe opens new headquarters in Prague yahoo


  • Corus Entertainment becomes first Canadian broadcaster to offer iTunes integration on radio station websites yahoo
  • Mobilizing huge crowds starts with a few emails the star


  • Alan Jones still the king of radio news.com.au
  • Digital radio revolution suffers from confusion couriermail
  • Melbourne’s Fox FM hosts Hamish and Andy keep ’em listening herald sun
  • Radio market is a three horse race crikey
  • Radio Comeback King on a ROCK-ing roll…. scoop
  • Behind the scenes look at ABC radio broadcast ararat
  • Channel 9’s Jeff Browne shuns Grant Thomas disquiet herald sun
  • India: Copyright Societies And The Grant Of Rights For Radio Broadcast mondaq
  • ‘India’s media, entertainment revenue to double in 3 years’ individual.com
  • Nigeria Broadcast Agency Suspends Radio Station’s License nasdaq


Radio & Records

  • Minority B’casters Angry With Conyers Over Performance Rights Act
  • Larry Wilson Buys Portland Pair For Paul Allen
  • CC Radio Revenue Drops 22% In Q1
  • Cumulus Revenue Slips 24% In Q1; Net Loss Improves
  • WW1 Q1 Revenue Off 19%
  • Radio One Q1 Radio Revs Slip 24%
  • Corus Stations Segue With iTunes
  • April Album Sales Down ‘Only’ 9%
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 11, 2009
  • Cox Radio Q1 Revenue Down Nearly 23% To $75.5 Million
  • NAB Will ‘Move Swiftly’ To Replace Rehr
  • CC Stations Adopt Shared Music Programming
  • KOMO On FM
  • Simpson Leaving Bonneville
  • Goldstuck Named TouchTunes CEO
  • Sources: Rio Caraeff To Lead Vevo
  • Seeger Becomes An Adult At Warner/Reprise
  • Pittman Exits Downtown Records
  • AC’s Numbers Go To 1330
  • Multiple Changes At Rejoice! Musical Soul Food
  • Pontin To Retire
  • Emmis Communications Announces Corporate Promotions
  • Indy Rep Radio, Local Focus Form Alliance
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Expands
  • Rush Chatter Resumes
  • Radio’s Top 10 Spots
  • Chart Highlights: New No. 1s at Rhythmic, Country, Hot AC
  • Egber Exits Universal Motown

All Access

  • WSJ: Why Google Failed At Radio
  • Cumulus Reports Revs Down 24.1% In Q1
  • Radio One Q1 Revs Drop 16%
  • Report: Paul Allen Selling KXL, KXTG/Portland To Larry Wilson
  • Receiver Files To Take Over KAZZ
  • WABC Adds Local Sliwa Hour
  • XM Subs Offered Free Taste Of Stern
  • 2009 Rockwell Scholarship Offered By Conclave
  • Alice@97.3 Partners With Ustream To Power Live Online Video
  • Lordy Lordy, Coyote Makes It 40
  • Changes For Sirius XM Country
  • Martina Delivers Rare Intimate Performance At Joe’s Bar
  • Westwood One Offers George Strait Special
  • Industry Directory Update: Bob McKay
  • Clemens Talks To Mike And Mike
  • Mile High Sports Adds Shapiro, Armstrong
  • David Jay Joins KZSB
  • ‘Small Business Advocate’ Blasingame Visits Fox Business
  • New Voice For Florida Everblades
  • Watch The Big Ape In It’s Natural Environmant
  • Tom Kent Goes Free For Memorial Day
  • Acoustic Storm Adds Affiliates
  • Bid D & Bubba Add A Trio
  • Donovan Renews And Adds Clients
  • Chicago’s Red Muldoon Dies

Radio Ink

  • Cumulus Net Revenues Off Sharply In Q1
  • Westwood One Reports Q1 Results
  • Clear Channel Radio Revenues Down Double Digits
  • Citadel Revenues Fall In Q1
  • Cox Radio Revenues Fall In Q1
  • Mackenzie, Bryant Launch WOW Radio Group
  • Regent Broadcast Revenues Fall In First Quarter
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Adds Three VPs
  • Jailed NPR Reporter Released
  • Hedgecock Heads Free Speech Group
  • Kevin & Bean Go National, Via Westwood One
  • Lawmakers Urge Hearing On Royalties And Minority Radio
  • Copps: Fairness Doctrine A ‘Straw Man’
  • Penguins To Launch HD Channel


  • CC Media Holdings Revenue Falls 23% In Q1
  • Universal, YouTube To Name President Of Vevo
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Get Their Own HD Channel
  • First quarter fiscal results for Citadel and Cox Radio.
  • Katz Marketing Solutions adds three Senior Executives
  • How MySpace Music Fits Into “The New Free”

Inside Radio

  • Ex-Citadel owner returns to radio.
  • Google: Radio ROI still a mystery.
  • Clear Channel downplays “speculation.”
  • Trend points in the right direction.
  • Westwood One sees new stability.
  • ESPN Radio may become free agent.
  • Civil rights groups fume over royalty.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance royalty headed for markup
  • Cumulus Q1 revenues down 24.1%
  • Cox Radio revenues fall 22.8%
  • Westwood One’s Q1 down 19%
  • Pittsburgh Penguins to Launch HD2 channel
  • Q1 decline for Clear Channel
  • Clear Channel Radio revenues fall 22%
  • Subscribers drop for Sirius XM
  • Q1 revenues fall 22.8% for Citadel
  • Regent still pushing hard for local direct
  • Nielsen delivering ratings data again
  • WRIF-FM announces new lineup in Motown

Radio Online

  • CC Media Q1 Revenues Down 23%, Radio Falls 22%
  • Radio One Q1 Net Revenue Drops 16%, Loss Widens
  • Fisher Deal with South Sound Produces KOMO-FM
  • Emmis Announces Several Corporate Promotions
  • Westwood One Q1 Revs Down 19.4%, Loss Widens
  • Katz Marketing Solutions Adds Three Senior Execs
  • Marsha J. MacBride Joins Sciarrino & Shubert
  • Cumulus Media Q1 Revs Drop 24%, Loss Narrows
  • Evans & Manning Launch ”The Morning Machine”
  • Indy Rep Radio and Local Focus Form Alliance
  • Citadel Q1 Revenues Down 23%, Network Down 60%
  • AWRT Taps Niecy Nash as Host of the 2009 Gracies
  • WXDX, Pittsburgh Penguins to Launch HD-2 Channel
  • Cox Radio Q1 Net Revenue Falls 22.8%, SOI Down
  • EMF Acquires Rockford IL Duo From Rockford First
  • AAA KSWD-FM (100.3 The Sound)/Los Angeles Director of Marketing Sammy Simpson will exit

NTS Aircheck

  • Seattle Gets Second FM News/Talker
  • White House Vs. Rush War Gets Ugly
  • Hannity Also Takes A Hit From Sykes
  • CBS Sports Reporter Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
  • What’s YOUR Take?
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • News – Radio One Revenue down 16%
  • News – WEAS Doin’ Da Hallie Berry
  • News – Clear Channel Radio Revenues Down Double Digits
  • News – First Quarter Cumulus Net revenues Decrease 24.1%
  • Insite – President Obama Opening Remarks At WHCA Dinner
  • Insite – Wanda Sykes’ Sarah Palin Joke At WHCA Dinner
  • News – Cox Radio’s 1Q Profit Down 69% As Ad Woes Intensify

All About Country

  • Coyote Calhoun Celebrates 40-Years In Radio
  • Fan Voting Complete For 2009 CMT Music Awards
  • CMA Industry InSite Is Monthly Educational Series
  • June 14th Is 30th Anniversary Of Sunday Mornin’ Country
  • Rascal Flatts’ Summer Nights Mediabase Most-Added
  • Paisley Grabs Billboard Mag Cover
  • New Stats Are Strong For Carrie
  • KUPL/Portland PD Gets ‘Daddy’ Stripes
  • Just Call ‘Phat Matt’ Ganssle ‘Hizzoner’
  • Clear Channel Sends Another Veteran To The Beach
  • Jimmy Wayne Gets Locked In Tour Bus
  • NAB Begins Search For Next CEO
  • 43rd Annual CMA Awards November 11th