Radio & Streaming Media News for Thursday 05-21-2009

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • BIA: Local Advertising to Hit Bottom in 2010 mediaweek
  • KLOKbuster in San Jose. Multi-ethnic specialist Principle Broadcasting Network has a deal that will put it into its fourth major market radio business report
  • Univision Sells KLOK-AM For $7.65 Mil. radio and records
  • Ion files pre-packaged Chapter 11 radio business report

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Neil Rogers Drops F-Bomb, Taken Off The Air cbs4 miami
  • Neil Rogers suspended over F-word that got on air sun sentinel
  • Wrong word silences radio host. An obscenity that radio host Neil Rogers uttered during his show prompted WQAM-AM to temporarily take him off the air. miami herald
  • KIIS-FM still No. 1, but rival KLSX-FM gains. Talk station KFI-AM and oldies station KRTH-FM tie for second. la times
  • MUSIC AT RISK. THE cash-strapped New York Times Co. may be inching closer to dumping classical music station WQXR (96.3 FM). ny post
  • WNUA format change coming? Smooth jazz station may make switch similar to San Francisco outlet: classic hits, rock chicago sun times
  • What’s Going On At WNUA Chicago? radioinsight
  • Service Elevates Nate Quick to KRNB-FM/Dallas PD radio online
  • Eagle Flying in Houston radioinsight
  • Dean and Rog getting closer to hitting Houston radio mike mcguff
  • Music of Your Life Launches Hit Parade Radio™ pr web
  • New York radio stations plan familiar series of Memorial Day events ny daily news
  • Pugs & Kelly Return to Radio. According to the Dallas Observer’s Sportatorium blog , which is being featured on the official Pugs and Kelly Web site, the dynamic duo will debut on Rational Radio KMNY 1360 AM. my fox dfw
  • Rover Loses A Kennel. When Shane “Rover” French brought his doghouse over to Clear Channel rock WMMS/100.7 in Cleveland, he also kept his ties to two kennel…er….affiliates of his syndicated show – Rochester alt-rock WZNE/94.1 “The Zone” and Memphis alt-rock WMFS/92.9 “93X”. ohio media watch
  • WSOC FM-103’s Rob Tanner joins MRN Lineup radio business report
  • Kelli Corbeil takes WTSA Radio reins brattleboro reformer
  • Prep baseball: Naples High games from Port St. Lucie will be broadcast on local radio naples news
  • 2009 Storm games to broadcast live on KKNW Radio our sports central
  • KUBA won’t broadcast Gold Sox this season appeal democrat
  • Pirates Announce New Home for Radio Broadcasts our sports central
  • Tony Kornheiser to local radio? examiner

News & PR

  • Radio host says 8-year-old strip-searched. School, sheriff’s office, state agency dispute radio host’s claim of incident at school. austin american statesman
  • Radio talk show allegations flood Hays Co. 911 system news8austin
  • A Shot of Nostalgia for ‘Wibbage’ Radio Fans in Bala kyw
  • When did radio first come to Santa Barbara? Howard Fallon Starts the City’s the First Radio Station independent
  • Atlantic Beach: Bikefest radio ads cause confusion carolina live
  • APTRA elects new officers kdbc news
  • 2009 Radio Mercury Awards Finalists Named pr newswire
  • Local album designer avoids preconceptions. At 73 years young, Steve Bingham, owner of KRIM-FM, is still having fun. rim country gazette
  • Star 105.7 morning show hosts Tommy and Brooke visit Paula Abdul for ‘American Idol’ finale mlive
  • Connecticut School of Broadcasting to reopen under new owner palm beach post
  • KRWG visits with Holy Grounds coffee crew individual.com
  • Best in the radio ‘Boothe’ WOPP founder 2009 ‘Broadcaster of Year’ andalusia star news
  • Jamie Foxx Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend With Live Broadcast of His Exclusive SIRIUS XM Foxxhole Radio Show from Aruba yahoo
  • E Street Radio Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend With a Celebration of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Career at the Meadowlands yahoo
  • Music critic and radio host Dave Marsh booked for June 3 appearance at Rock Hall cleveland

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Music-Industry Chatter Has Echoes For the News Business washington post
  • Is This The Breakout Year For FM Talk? radio inktank
  • Here Come The Bailouts For Radio And Television Broadcasters kxmb
  • Artists deserve a fair fee for radio plays detroit freepress
  • Radio Gets Thumbs Up From Rising Talent radio world
  • When Opportunity Knocked In L.A., Grupo Radio Centro Answered radio and records
  • Could BBC-style ‘news tax’ save U.S. press? newsasaur
  • What’s the Future of Radio? contentinople
  • Monster.Hogan inside music media
  • WAMO SOLD Marks end of historic era in Pittsburgh new pittsburgh courier
  • Should We Save Black Radio? la watts times
  • NOT On The DL jacobs media
  • Radio fire ignited to burn Savage ban. Talkers urged to boycott U.K., rally around blacklisted host worldnet daily
  • Michael Savage Takes on Top British Diplomat talking points memo
  • Rush Limbaugh to Participate in Move America Forward’s “Honor Their Service” canada freepress
  • Olbermann Mentions Rush Limbaugh’s Name, Over and Over Again media bistro
  • Rush Limbaugh’s race to the bottom. Bend over, grab your ankles and submit to a mind-blowing rundown of the radio bully’s obsessive butt talk! salon
  • Rush Limbaugh Challenges MSNBC the exception
  • Glenn Beck Savaged On ‘The View’ – HuffPo Cheers Without Analysis news busters
  • Hour 1: Limbaugh: “Powell Represents The Stale, The Old, The Worn-Out GOP That Never Won Anything” media matters
  • Radio Ad Targets Dixon For Eliminating Fire Co.’s wjz

FCC & Legal

  • FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts wired
  • Democrats seek financial rescue of minority-owned broadcasters the hill
  • Congress Pushes Financial Assistance For Minority Radio radio ink
  • FCC wants schooling on bus policy radio business report
  • Conyers Defends Radio Bill Amid Protests tech daily
  • Former FCC Chairman Doubts PRA Passes This Year radio and records
  • FTC to examine news media via workshop the deal
  • Ohio Valley Radio Stations Battle Musicians Over Money. Congress Set To Intervene, Settle Dispute Over Whether Radio Songs Should Be Free Of Charge wtov 9
  • FCC Daily DIgest (Web Site Down)

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Click and Clack. Comedians talk about why NPR lets them on the air. hartford advocate
  • Prairie Home Torture Companion roy oconnor
  • Thin Air Community Radio to full-power. KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio of Spokane has received permission to build a full-power station. seattle times
  • Kansas Public Radio adds two broadcast signals in Manhattan news.ku.edu
  • Radio awards event celebrates second year. High school personalities honored by KGHP for their on-air work gateline
  • 88.1 The Promise: Jacksonville’s contemporary Christian music station examiner
  • WAY-FM, World Vision Renew Ministry Partnership radio online

Streaming & Tech

  • How Sirius Can Ensure Success for the New iPhone App seeking alpha
  • Local Mobile Ads Poised to Grow adweek
  • Sources: Sony considers music downloads for PSP cnet
  • Netmix Broadcasting Enters into Partnership with Colocube tmc.net
  • Pandora One: Good For You, Even Better For Pandora mashable
  • Pandora launches featured-packed subscription plan, predicts a profitable 2010 rain
  • Music Website Last.fm Signs Propeller PR newswire today
  • The Phone at Home Gets Smart ny times
  • Coastal business | Internet radio debuts on Strand the sun news
  • YouTube struggling with music right fights three fronts london daily news

Radio News International:


  • Ofcom’s Ed Richards criticises push for analogue radio switchoff date guardian
  • Global Radio signs up with Adtech brand republic
  • UKRD boss buries hatchet with Ofcom. UKRD’s William Rogers, now also in control of the Local Radio Company, welcomes latest ideas from regulator he once scorned guardian
  • Wesley gets own radio show biceaster advertiser
  • Ofcom awards three new community radio licences public technology
  • Radio tipster returns to Raglan freepress
  • Ofcom cares for the community radio today
  • Ofcom looks to relax rules radio today
  • Chris Evans wakes up to talkSPORT radio today
  • BBC Radio 1 trusts New DJs radio today
  • Focal Radio begging for cash radio today


  • Sound Ideas Announces Launch of Music Download Division broadcaster


  • Community radio stations may get a lifeline the advertiser
  • Radio Misty inducts two BBC Shows indian television
  • BIG 92.7 FM and Reliance Communications give listeners a first hand experience of the ‘ICC World Twenty20 Trophy’ india prwire
  • Radio rocks this summer. As calls to stations reach dizzying numbers, we get RJs to share some unforgettable moments midday
  • Philippine radio journalist in critical condition after shooting earth times
  • Disc jockey injured in Zambo Sibugay gma news
  • Malawi: Radio Shut Down And Staff Arrested for Election Coverage all africa
  • On Panama going with HD Radio radio business report


Radio & Records

  • Former FCC Chairman Doubts PRA Passes This Year
  • Kris Allen Crowned ‘American Idol’ In Surprise Victory
  • Yangaroo’s DMDS Delivers ‘Idol’ Track To Radio
  • When Opportunity Knocked In L.A., Grupo Radio Centro Answered
  • NABOB Chief ‘Pleased’ About PPM Inquiry
  • BIA Offers Local Media Forecast
  • 93X/Memphis Is No More
  • Music Of Your Life Adds ‘Hit Parade Radio’
  • Quick Upped To PD Of KRNB
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 20, 2009
  • Univision Sells KLOK-AM For $7.65 Mil.
  • Reese To Chair NAB President Search Committee
  • KILT/Houston Needs New PD, Morning Host
  • Update: Rischer Journeys To The Island (Def Jam)
  • Update: Sirius-XM Makes ‘Tech Failures’ List
  • Rich Returns To Radio & Records
  • WMG Raises Debt Offering To $1.1 Billion
  • Study: Direct Mail To Take A Hit
  • Bozell To Copps: Support Freedom Act
  • CCR Assisting Unemployed Listeners
  • Conyers ‘Not Trying to Bankrupt Broadcasters’ With Royalties Bill
  • Cox Radio Now Private

All Access

  • Democrats Seek A Bailout For Minority Radio
  • NY Post: WMG Positioning Itself To Buy EMI
  • YouTube Struggling To Get Deals Done
  • Trans World Reports Q1 Net Loss Of #13.7 Million
  • 93X/Memphis Flips, ESPN Sportsradio 680 Gets FM Simulcast
  • Kelli Corbeil Takes Reins At WTSA
  • Paterson Pirate Raided By Feds
  • Opry Announces Activities Surrounding CMA Music Fest
  • Nominees Announced For Americana Honors & Awards
  • David Shaw Joins Ride Records
  • Taylor Swift Wins President’s Award From BMI
  • Wariner To Perform Benefit For Music Education Fund
  • Mercury’s Louie Newman Gets Punked
  • Joe Nichols Performs For Students In Easley, SC
  • Montgomery Gentry Talk About Wouded Warrior Project
  • SunTrust & Country Music HOF Host 11th Annual Hot Dog Day
  • Buddy Strait’s Death Ruled Accidental
  • ESPN Deportes Radio’s Ramos To Simulcast On TV
  • Dr. Rev. Col. Zach Martin MPS MST D.D.?
  • Seattle Storm Inks Renewal With KKNW
  • BTRN Adds ‘Market Open Live’
  • GSN Radio Adds 50th Affiliate
  • Former WABC, KGO GM Al Racco Passes
  • Wisconsin’s Dan Lee Dies

Radio Ink

  • Congress Pushes Financial Assistance For Minority Radio
  • PPM Coalition Looks For FCC Inquiry To “Shed Light”
  • Clear Channel At End Of Financial Rope?
  • Cox Radio Now Private Property
  • Radio Workout Team Suits Up, Takes The Field
  • London Calling: Media Monitors Crosses Pond
  • Pandora Predicts Profit
  • Media Audit: Hispanics Are More Financially Optimistic
  • No Country For Ol’ Doyle
  • Clear Channel To Assist The Unemployed
  • Cleveland’s WMJI Loses Its Magic…For Now
  • Carrino New Radio PBP Voice For Compass’ NFL Broadcasts
  • Fortunato A “Sound Choice” At KSWD


  • Cox Radio Officially Goes Private
  • PPM Coalition Pleased With FCC Inquiry
  • Conyers Defends Performance Rights Act In Statement
  • Clear Channel Gives Local Listeners On-Air Resumes
  • Lori Rischer joins Island Def Jam as Sr. Director/Hot AC
  • Arbitron delays April PPM ratings for NYC
  • Local news coverage of performance rights act
  • Pandora expects to turn a profit next year
  • Satellite radio one of the biggest tech failures of the decade?

Inside Radio

  • Radio’s turn: Fiscal bailout proposed.
  • Limbaugh: Bailout raises control issues.
  • Skarzynski sees software future.
  • Wiley: FCC rules “greatly outmoded.”
  • Recession slows PPM panelist churn.
  • Bruce Reese gets NAB search role.
  • KLSX hAMPering KIIS’ #1.
  • **Inside the Numbers** by Mike Kinosian: March PPM – Urban AC & Urban Contemporary sneak peak
  • Bud Lite at the top, again.

Radio Business Report

  • FCC orders investigation of Arbitron’s PPM
  • WSOC FM-103’s Rob Tanner joins MRN Lineup
  • Tender Offer for Cox Radio done
  • PPM Coalition applauds FCC inquiry
  • Cox Radio buyout goes into extra innings
  • Minority broadcasters appeal to higher authority
  • Players assembled for Radio Workout Team
  • PPM data delayed in NYC
  • Limited no-cost loans for small businesses
  • HD Radio gets the standard in Panama
  • SIRIUS XM announces Memorial Day programming
  • More audio ads coming to Pandora
  • Arbitron defends PPM; will cooperate with FCC
  • 200 House opponents of performance tax

Radio Online

  • Report: Sirius XM Makes 10 Biggest Tech Failures List
  • Service Elevates Nate Quick to KRNB-FM/Dallas PD
  • Principle to Acquire KLOK/San Jose for $7.65 Million
  • PPM Coalition Says FCC Inquiry Will Shed More Light
  • Neil Rogers Suspended Over Fleeting Expletive
  • WAY-FM, World Vision Renew Ministry Partnership
  • CC Radio Initiative to Assist Unemployed Listeners
  • Lynn Cullen exits WAMO-AM
  • Cumulus flips Classic rock WRQQ-FM/Nashville flips to Rock as “FM 97-1 Quality Rock.”
  • Chuck Morgan joins crosstown American General Media
  • WKLU-FM (Oldies 101.9)/Indianapolis taps market vet Tom Berg as host of “All-Request Summer Nights”
  • WKOA-FM/Lafayette, IN, MD/afternoon personality Bob Vizza returns to work after he had open heart surgery

NTS Aircheck

  • “Should We Waterboard Mancow Or Cassidy?”
  • Sirius/XM Among Decade’s Biggest Tech Failures
  • Stone Rolls Over To Salem In MSP
  • TRN’s Doyle Debuts New Book
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • News – Democrats Seek Financial Rescue of Minority-Owned Broadcasters
  • Airchecks – John Conyers: Artists deserve a fair fee for radio plays
  • News – Nate Quick to PD KRNB Dallas
  • News – Clear Channel Radio Kicks Off Initiative to Assist Unemployed Listeners

All About Country

  • Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Named
  • Joe Nichols Sings For STARS Class In South Carolina
  • PPM Results Due Today For 9 Markets
  • Holly Williams Celebrates Her Family Traditions
  • CMA Music Festival Gets High-Tech
  • NAB Assembles Search Committee For New Prez
  • ABC All Star Block Party Doubles
  • WUBE Gives Cincinnati A Taste Of COUNTRY
  • WKEA/Scotsboro, AL Hauls In The Big Fish
  • Paragon Launches Radio Workout Team
  • Conyers Clarifies His Artist Royalties Position
  • Martina McBride Sings Monday For ABC’s Bachelorette