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Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 06-02-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Clear Channel Outdoor seeks refinance deal san antonio business journal
  • Nassau Broadcasting files for restructuring nhbr
  • Media industry feels pain of GM bankruptcy the deal
  • S.A. radio station flipping to all-talk after Yule stunt my san antonio
  • Talk radio fading, love songs rising in Seattle oregon live
  • Wife of former radio host files for divorce (Shannon Burke) nbc 17
  • Poll finds lack of support for minority broadcast bailout radio business report
  • There’s “Room for Both” Traditional & Internet Radio de pauw university
  • Jacobs Media’s new survey reveals a significant rise in streaming radio jacobs media
  • 400,000 Petition Pelosi, Reid for Vote on Broadcaster Freedom Act newsbusters
  • Former Scranton radio host pleads guilty to $600K scam (Jamie Lake) times leader
  • Robert McDowell to stay at FCC. inside radio
  • Would more money for public media mean more served by public media? catholic review
  • Napster: Ex RIAA boss rues lost opportunity. Where legals daren’t register
  • Microsoft expands Xbox Live audio and video offerings cnet
  • Amazing Radio gives voice to unsigned bands – but silences birdsong channel guardian
  • Astral Radio Sales To Represent L.A. Radio Group Stations broadcaster
  • Digital radio the biggesat shake-up since FM couriermail

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • It’s official: S.A. radio station flipping to all-talk after Yule stunt my san antonio
  • Cox Flips KPWT-FM/San Antonio to ”FM Talk 106.7” radio online
  • Sean Exits KPWT (Power 106.7)/San Antonio as PD radio online
  • Talk radio fading, love songs rising in Seattle oregon live
  • PR Executive Deirdre Blackwood Joins Arbitron as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications pr newswire
  • Stevens To Market CBS/L.A. radio and records
  • Osgood Signs New Deal With Westwood One radio ink
  • Cherkaoui Named Director/Digital Sales At Westwood One radio ink
  • Radio, interrupted: Non-compete clause keeps Tirrell off AM-1700 — for now. des moines register
  • For TV, radio veterans, the end comes without warning oregon live
  • Charles “Karel” Bouley resurfaced on an independently syndicated talk show that airs locally 9 p.m.-midnight on rock station KNGY-FM and KRXA-AM mediabistro
  • Fischer leaving Idaho. Christian activist Bryan Fischer announced today that he’s leaving Idaho to move to Tupelo, Miss. to host a talk show for the American Family Association spokesman review
  • Lake Monsters radio coverage overhauled burlington freepress

News & PR

  • Wife of former radio host files for divorce (Shannon Burke) nbc 17
  • Disgraced DJ’s wife seeks divorce florida today
  • Earthworks Entertainment’s Hit Parade Radio Signs Wink Martindale marketwire
  • WFLZ said to be cowboy rustling tampa bay online
  • Naked Cowboy names WFLZ in trademark infringement suit tampa bay online
  • Poll finds lack of support for minority broadcast bailout radio business report
  • RAB Opens New Industry Doors With Personal Membership Program. Enhanced Services for Radio Professionals rab
  • Continental’s Steve Schott Dies radio magazine
  • Dean and Rog do e-mail houston chronicle
  • Fighting breaks out at California radio fest (KIIS) live daily
  • Cubs sale complicated by broadcast contracts chicago tribune
  • Regent Communications to Present at the Noble Financial Fifth Annual Equity Conference yahoo
  • PAEDC board to decide funding radio station port arthur news
  • This Day in Rock. In 1961 radio listeners in New York, L.A. and Chicago got to hear FM radio Broadcast in Stereo for the first time. roadcrew mag
  • Survey: Radio Listeners…Enjoy Radio fmqb
  • Radio stations’ coverage of storms varies fay observer
  • Idaho Values Alliance director Fischer leaves for radio show in Mississippi; organization will go into ‘whisper’ mode idaho press
  • McDonald discovered passion for radio business while in the Navy kearney hub
  • KJLH Radio Free 102.3 Kicks Off Black Music Month with Saxman and R&B Singer Andre Delano at Catalina Bar & Grill yahoo
  • Cruisin’ 92.1 FM gives $3,000 to youth club vineland daily journal
  • Young Children’s Exposure To Audible Television Has Implications For Language Acquisition And Brain Development science daily
  • Live, local … low-cost. “There’s too much negativity on television news – it’s all crime and accidents!” myrecordjournal

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • There’s “Room for Both” Traditional & Internet Radio, Says Prof. Bob Steele ’69 de pauw university
  • Billboard.biz Q&A: Former RIAA CEO Rosen Talks Napster billboard
  • Jacobs Media’s new survey reveals a significant rise in streaming radio. iPhone owners are especially likely to stream their favorite stations. jacobs media
  • Idolizing. Today’s blog is a guest post from Richard Sands, the publisher of The Sands Report, a great online trade focused on Alternative radio. jacobs media
  • Julie Roehm on the GM, Chrysler bankruptcies—Part I radio business report
  • Did “Radio Heard Here” Work? hear 2.0
  • My “No Tail” Theory of Music & Radio inside music media
  • The 5 Worst (and Best) Ad Songs of All Time adweek
  • The Wacky World of Radio – The Sales Department about.com
  • This Just In: Old People Hate New Music crawdaddy
  • MUSIC PEFORMERS RIGHTS: EMINEM AND BEYOND…. metrotimes
  • What will be 2009’s hot summer song? courier journal
  • Liberal Pollsters Say Rush Limbaugh More Popular Among Workers than Republicans in Congress cns news
  • Democrats’ radio ad blitz targets Peter King newsday

FCC & Legal

  • Artists put limelight on demand for royalties from radio stations. Forum today to discuss bill to compensate singers, musicians detroit news
  • Detroit Stations Unite to Protest Airplay Royalties radio online
  • BYU joins opposition to radio legislation deseret news
  • More Than 80 College and High School Radio Stations From 29 States Urge U.S. Congress to Oppose Record-Label Supported Legislation individual.com
  • 400,000 Petition Pelosi, Reid for Vote on Broadcaster Freedom Act newsbusters
  • Radio host Savage sues over British ban washington times
  • Former Raleigh Mayor Sues Radio Station (WLTT) wake my nc
  • Former Scranton radio host pleads guilty to $600K scam (Jamie Lake) times leader
  • FCC Issues Public Notice on IBOC Sideband Power Increase radio magazine
  • Sirius XM Gets a Bit More Time to Lease Channels radio world
  • Robert McDowell to stay at FCC. inside radio
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

  • ubroadcast’s “BriteVoice(TM)” Voice Network Division Reports Over $144,000 in Revenues for First Two Months of Operations yahoo
  • Interactive One Names Sheryl Goldstein Senior Vice President of Sales for Largest African American Digital Network yahoo
  • Jailed Phil Spector wigs out on Twitter. When you were in prison did you have an iPod? register
  • Napster: Ex RIAA boss rues lost opportunity. Where legals daren’t register
  • QNX and Pandora Team Up to Bring Internet Radio to the Car yahoo
  • Microsoft Reveals New Strategy for Xbox ny times
  • Microsoft expands Xbox Live audio and video offerings cnet
  • E3 2009: Xbox Live to integrate with Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm palgn
  • Last.fm Brings Streaming Music to Xbox Live gizmodo
  • Report: PSP won’t get music downloads soon cnet
  • Pocket Tunes Radio for iPhone macworld
  • Sad: Zune HD Won’t Get Last.fm gizmodo
  • Aluratek Debuts WiFi Internet Radio Tuner for Home Theaters individual.com
  • Tivoli Brings Simplicity to Internet Radio radio 2020
  • Tivoli targets different sort of music lover with high-end Internet radios rain
  • Microsoft Zune HD – the MP3 player with a radio james cridland
  • RealNetworks to build all-in-one media support into Linux Netbooks cnet
  • Is Generation Y Tweeting? wall street journal
  • CBS News to Let a Web Site Pick Up Its Live Coverage ny times
  • MySpace Suffers as Time on Facebook, Twitter Rises adweek
  • Talk Radio Record Broken, Streamed Online mediabistro
  • Springsteen, Dylan come to eMusic as labels open up arstechnica

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Amazing Radio gives voice to unsigned bands – but silences birdsong channel. New DAB service Amazing Radio to play only new music by unsigned artists, on channel previously occupied by birdsong guardian
  • Silencing of Birdsong radio ruffles feathers. Listeners outraged at closure of cult test transmission station playing English country garden sounds, creator says guardian
  • Uproar as ‘soothing’ birdsong radio station is axed in favour of rock and pop mail online
  • Silk FM keeps radio licence crain’s manchester business
  • Radio review guardian
  • ‘Shock jock’ vows to fight UK ban google
  • Emma Bunton signs to Heart radio today
  • Wire and Star licences available radio today
  • Founder speaks as Birdsong ends radio today
  • VIDEO: Real Radio Renegade radio today
  • BBC Radio looks to the future radio today
  • ‘Spanish govt modifies public broadcaster funding bill’ individual.com

Canada

  • Astral Radio Sales To Represent L.A. Radio Group Stations broadcaster
  • Canwest Media sells stake in four radio stations to Spectrum Medya trading markets

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Digital radio the biggesat shake-up since FM couriermail
  • Radio NZ to struggle with budget constraints yahoo
  • RIAJ Releases Japan Q1 2009 Digital Sales billboard
  • Big FM is official radio partner for 10th Idea Iifa awards indian television
  • Adlabs gets govt nod for radio biz demerger business standard
  • Anil Srivatsa quits Meow FM as COO television point
  • Star FM serves a mix Arabic and Western pop the national
  • Argentina’s Community Media Fights for Access and Legal Reform americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Elektra Records Rebooted, Relaunched
  • Bottomed Out?
  • Politicians Can Support Performance Royalties And Radio, Says musicFIRST
  • Stevens To Market CBS/L.A.
  • Riviera Cuts Claim St. James, Payton, Six Others
  • Obit: John McDonald
  • Obit: Don Dillard
  • MAB Honors Broadcast School Founder
  • Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up
  • Principi Joins Saga/Charlottesville
  • FM Talk Dawns In San Antonio
  • The Eagle Has Landed In Houston
  • Downtown Staffs Uptown
  • Conyers To Host Performance Rights Town Hall In Detroit On Tuesday
  • Farina Makes Stellar Jump To Astral
  • Live Nation To Rollout ‘No Service Fee’ Promotion
  • Severin Unsuspended
  • Cherkaoui Named Metro Director Of Digital Sales
  • A Gigantic Kiss Hello
  • Jacobs’ Conclave Webinar Promises To Reboot Careers!
  • RAB Opens New Industry Doors With Personal Membership Program
  • FCC Extends Comment Period On Sirius XM Channel Leasing
  • More Headaches For Arbitron
  • R&R Chart Highlights: k’Jon Floats To Urban AC Summit
  • FCC Rejects Foreclosure Excuse, Slaps Former WBCE Owners With $7,000 Fine

All Access

  • House Opposition To Performance Fee Reaches 214
  • Performance Fee Town Hall Meeting Set For Detroit
  • Radio, Other Media, Hoping GM Ad Dollars Are Coming
  • Atlantic Resurrects The Elektra Label
  • Cubs Deal Snags On Broadcast Contracts
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Honors Tony Martell
  • CC Outdoor Holdings Pursuing Help With Maturing Note
  • Dark Phoenix AM Finds Buyer
  • College And H.S. Radio Weighs In On Performance Fees
  • Oldies Return To Brew City
  • CRTC Grants New FMs In Ontario
  • Burke’s Wife Files For Divorce
  • Financial Talker Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud Charge
  • Fred Jacobs To Host Conclave Webinar
  • Study To Discuss Mall Habits Of Teens
  • enCompass Entertainment Launched By Jane Monreal
  • Country Music HOF Welcomes Artists During Music Fest
  • Darlene Starr Joins Golden Music As National
  • WKOA Searches For New PD/Morning Co-Host
  • KJUG Announces Free Concert Series
  • Tim & Faith To Co-Chair Country United Gala
  • Tanya Tucker Signs To Saguaro Road
  • Miranda Lambert’s ‘Cause For The Paws’ Raises $120K
  • Trent Willmon To Launch BBQ Sauce At Fan Club Party
  • Hushabye Baby Series To Be Featured In Fan Fair Hall
  • Emily West To Host Fashion Show
  • Honky Tonk TV Goes Nationwide
  • DIY Network Searches For The Next ‘Stud Finder’ In Nashville
  • Scarborough’s New Book Due In One Week
  • New WTDY ‘Wisconsin Guys’: Deibert And Baron
  • Libertarian Root Launches Radio Show
  • Idaho Activist Joins AFA For Talk Show
  • Fewer Vermont Lake Monsters Games On Radio This Season
  • Full Throttle Radio Turns 300
  • NRG/Kearney, NE GM John McDonald Dies
  • Afternoon Gig Open In Monterey-Salinas

Radio Ink

  • Fourteen More On Board With Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Student-Run Stations Urge Lawmakers To Oppose Performance Royalty
  • Sirius XM Gets More Time To Lease Spectrum
  • WSJ: FCC Vacancies May Be Filled Soon
  • RAB Offers Personal Membership Program
  • Cherkaoui Named Director/Digital Sales At Westwood One
  • Blackwood Joins Arbitron As SVP/Corporate Communications
  • Milward Joins Envision For Nat’l Sales & Sponsorships
  • Report: Savage Files Suit
  • Guarascio Elected Non-Executive Chairman At Arbitron
  • Osgood Signs New Deal With Westwood One
  • Velocity Partners With Emmis Interactive
  • CCTTN Hooks Up With EarthCam
  • Cox Enterprises Wraps Up Cox Radio Deal
  • Beasley Sells Two In Vegas
  • Salem Radio Networks On Citadel Satellites
  • Survey Finds Positive Views On Radio
  • Arbitron Misses Some PPM Benchmarks In April

FMQB

  • Elektra Records Reborn Under Atlantic Umbrella
  • KPWT/San Antonio flips to Talk
  • Riviera Broadcast Group makes cutbacks in Phoenix and Vegas
  • Fourteen more lawmakers oppose performance royalty
  • Five questions for Clive Davis
  • the ascendance of Internet Radio
  • music industry seeking new royalty sources
  • NAB’s Wharton pens op-ed response

Inside Radio

  • Clear Channel considers debt swap.
  • Despite bankruptcy, GM returns to radio.
  • Chrysler’s agency stands down.
  • Survey: Industry focused on advertisers.
  • Robert McDowell to stay at FCC.
  • FCC suspends ownership reports.
  • FCC gives Sirius XM more time.
  • Brit politico defends Savage decision.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem
  • Performance Royalty showdown in Motown
  • Jay Severin back on WTKK tomorrow
  • Sirius XM to air Summer Series from The Met
  • Chair change at Arbitron
  • Hall-of-Famers fill 3-Man booth for NBA Finals
  • Scott, ENCO pact for SS32, Google Radio clients
  • Rusty Humphries is now murder target
  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress
  • AES 127th Convention sets committee
  • TRN, Washington Times announce Morning Show talent

Radio Online

  • Cox Flips KPWT-FM/San Antonio to ”FM Talk 106.7”
  • WGCI-FM Chicago officially names UB Rodriguez as its permanent afternoon host
  • Detroit Stations Unite to Protest Airplay Royalties
  • Sean Exits KPWT (Power 106.7)/San Antonio as PD
  • Metro Traffic Names Cherkaoui Director/Digital Sales
  • RAB Launches Personal Membership for Sales Execs
  • Student-Run Stations Oppose Proposed Royalty Fees
  • Greater Media to Return Severin to Boston Airwaves
  • Blackwood Arbitron SVP/Corporate Communications
  • CC’s Total Traffic Network Partners with EarthCam
  • Velocity Radio Partners with Emmis Interactive
  • Envision Taps Milward as Director/National Sales
  • Westwood One Reaches New Agreement w/Osgood
  • KHTC-FM (107.5 K-Hits)/Houston changes calls to KGLK-FM
  • Former WKFR-FM/Kalamazoo, MI, morning host Matt Walkerich heads to Country WKIS-FM (99.9 Kiss Country)/Miami for mornings.
  • 90’s KWOD-FM (106.5 The Buzz)/Sacramento changes call letters to KBZC-FM.

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage Sues Britain’s Home Secretary
  • Big Weekend News You Might Have Missed
  • Osgood, Westwood One Renew Vows
  • “Zig” Returns To L.A. Radio
  • We’re All-A-Twitter About This News!

Urbaninsite

  • Zogby Poll: Lack of support for Minority Broadcast Bailout
  • News – Republicans Closer To FCC Picks
  • News – UB Rodriguez gets Afternoons at WGCI Chicago
  • News – Foxie 103.1 Mayfest in Augusta, Ga
  • News – Tazz Daddy Goes Syndicated

All About Country

  • Carrie Underwood: All American Girl Exhibit Opens Next Week
  • 214 Congressmen Now Oppose Performance Royalities
  • Finding Your Place In This World
  • Dan O’Day Offers Twitter TeleSeminar Tomorrow
  • Katie Chance Sings At CMA Music Fest
  • Judds Open ‘Temporary’ Museum During CMA Fest
  • Harris Poll: Fewer Vacations – Shorter Vacations
  • George Strait’s Living For The Night Gets Top Adds
  • Keith Urban Plays Roanoke-Lynchburg Friday Night
  • Miranda Lambert Raises $120K For Humane Society
  • Richie Fields Gets Into Who’s New
  • More Spring Phase I Returns Due Today
  • Tanya Tucker’s My Turn Drops June 30th
  • It’s A Party At Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
  • Darlene Starr Moves To Golden Music Nashville
  • Dierks Bentley’s iTunes’ Live From Soho Drops Today
  • From Kalamazoo To Miami – Matt Walker Heads To WKIS
  • Rascal Flatts’ Unstoppable Tour Begins This Weekend
  • Gretchen Wilson Kicks Off CMA Music Fest
  • Trent Tomlinson’s New Song Is A True Story
  • KVET/Austin Raises Over $400K For Kids
  • CRB Opens HOF Nominations