Radio & Streaming Media News for Tuesday 06-09-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • S&P cuts Clear Channel credit ratings financial times
  • On the brink: Clear Channel saddled by debt daily finance
  • Lenders may take control at Tribune radio business report
  • Zell could lose control of Tribune Co. Tribune Co. bankruptcy reorganization plan under discussion would give biggest stake to big banks, investors chicago tribune
  • Ad Spending Falls 12 Percent in the First Quarter of 2009 nielsen wire
  • Recession redrawing local media landscape, with no end in sight baltimore sun
  • The Future of a More Expensive Sirius XM Radio… digital music news
  • Indie Ranch Media Hires Fusion Business Group Inc. to Negotiate $0.004 – $0.007 per Share Value for Shareholders in Acquisition Transaction fox business

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • New radio station has familiar name, format. What was then 100.3 The River, is now 106.1 The River wbir knoxville
  • WSCR Making Move For FM? chicagoist
  • HFS Returns On HD Radio. CBS Radio is bringing back the legendary Modern Rock station WHFS to Washington, D.C., as the HD-2 side channel of WTGB fmqb
  • Top Radio Talk-Show Producer Heather Smith Joins American United for Life pr newswire
  • American Media Services names a new president for its interactive division internet retailer
  • Partilla Bolts Time Warner, Jumps To Clear Channel media daily news
  • Time Warner names new Global Media Group head. The company will promote Mark D’Arcy from within the ranks to succeed John Partilla. crain’s new york
  • WCSH Analog And 87.7 F.M. Transmission Ends Friday wcsh6
  • New Jersey Symphony Announces Radio Broadcast huliq

News & PR

  • Radio hosts to address transgender issues. The hosts of a Sacramento radio program who were criticized for making anti-transgender remarks are planning to air a special segment this week featuring transgender advocates. (kxrq) cbs 47
  • Radio hosts say they’ll discuss ‘hateful’ transgender remarks on air Thursday sacramento bee
  • Radio Hosts Back Down Over Transgender Slurs on top
  • KRXQ to Apologize, 11 Ads Pulled advocate
  • GLAAD Not Happy About Radio Show’s Transgender Remarks about.com
  • UPDATE: Blogger/radio host to surrender to Connecticut authorities. Blogger and radio host Hal Turner will surrender to Connecticut authorities on Thursday to face charges of inciting violence against two lawmakers there after waiving an extradition hearing today. north jersey
  • NJ blogger to surrender to Connecticut authorities (Hal Turner) philly.com
  • KCBS/San Francisco Celebrates 100 Years on June 11 radio online
  • Jay Marvin talks about his health crisis denver westword
  • Former Local Radio Personality Dies. Shad O’Shea passed away last week at age 77. He hosted the WCPO-AM radio show with Mike Gavin in the 1960s and also produced many hit records. wcpo cincinnati
  • DJ, Record Producer Shad O’Shea Dies cincinnati.com
  • Services set for radio personality. Paul E. Brown, professionally known as Paul Oscar Andersone WEZK, WNOX and WKGN knox news
  • Voice That Sounds Like Home Welcomes Mexico’s Outsiders ny times
  • Howard Stern Backs David Letterman in Late-Night Plot eonline
  • Triton Digital Passes 4,000 Affiliates radio ink
  • Matt Gaarder 1st in Small Market Radio Play-By-Play maryville daily forum
  • John Keating taking radio announcer Dan Dickerson’s place at Tigers’ road games mlive

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Career Reboots Conclave Seminar jacobs media
  • First Listen: Kiss 92.5 Toronto infinite dial
  • My weekend with Sirius cnet
  • NPR: Why newspapers should follow suit editors weblog
  • Zell Will Lose Control Of The Tribune — Bank On It… mel phillips
  • New iPhone – No FM inside music media
  • Will the New iPhone Save Old Media? valleywag gawker
  • Don’t stop the presses business and leadership
  • The Man Can’t Tax Our Music. The music industry wants to impose an onerous new fee on broadcasters. reason online
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff Told Not to Play Hip Hop in Kansas City. What did they think he was going to play, country? urban radio nation
  • Right-wing radio hosts back GM boycott detroit news
  • Rush Limbaugh To GM Workers: Drop Dead the car connection
  • Now Rush Limbaugh Reportedly Wants GM To Fail Too the moderate voice
  • Talkers Magazine Honors Rush with Its Freedom of Speech Award rush limbaugh
  • Rachel Maddow Reveals Flimsy Rationale for Excluding Republican Guests news busters
  • Radio Hosts Pull Chicago Labor Unions Together For “Salute To Labor” huffington post
  • MARK FINKELSTEIN: MSM Blames Conservative Talk Radio For Liberal Media Bias fox news
  • Michael Savage celebrates British racist winning European Parliament election; claims to have ‘brought down’ Labour Party talking points memo
  • Clark Howard joins major bands in parade thecrier
  • Radio personality Ettl goes off the air as campaign drive begins. Yakima City Council candidate and AM radio personality Dave Ettl was off the air this morning and unsure exactly when he’d be back on. yakima herald
  • Conservatives More Open to Different Opinions poligazette
  • Ex-TV (radio) anchor is Detroit’s 1st openly gay candidate chicago tribune

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • NPR Adds Delman As SVP radio ink
  • California budget crisis threatens jazz station KCSM examiner
  • WRHU Radio Hofstra University Marks 50 Years of Broadcasting on June 9, 2009 media newswire
  • WDET, Model D partner on series looking at how Detroiters are facing the foreclosure crisis modeldmedia
  • Roxana Saberi to Receive Courage Medal at Medill J-School Graduation editor and publisher
  • AFR makes some staff changes. American Family Radio for West Tennessee has made several staff changes. jacksonville sun
  • KSKQ strives for better signal and viability. Community radio station in midst of FCC process daily tidings
  • Athletics to be broadcast on KVNO gateway

Streaming & Tech

  • Flash Powers Clear Channel Radio Streaming. Radio behemoth taps Adobe tech for audio, video broadcasting and cable
  • Clear Channel Digital Radio Content Going Beyond AM and FM about.com
  • Clear Channel showcases online gains; says online adds up to 15% to some stations rain
  • Lights, Camera, iPhone: New Push Plays Up Video. The ability to shoot video is a key selling point for Apple’s iPhone 3GS adweek
  • Video download comes to iPhone and Touch cnet
  • Apple to launch faster, video-capable iPhone 3GS industry standard
  • LaCie joins the fun with a digital media content player cnet
  • Pure ONE Classic DAB+ digital radio pc world
  • Kitchen netbooks with digital TV tuners on the rise apc
  • Cisco Says Internet Video to Explode wall street journal
  • Music industry battles Spanish computer buff washington post
  • Streaming Music 2.0 marketing profs
  • Last.fm Users: Beware of Password Stealing Attacks! pc1news
  • Last.fm Live integration shapes up play
  • Sanyo R227 Internet Radio market news

Radio News International:


  • TLRC axes three top sales roles. The Local Radio Company has made three managerial sales roles redundant, as its new owner UKRD moves to give more autonomy to individual stations. mediaweek uk
  • Radio review. David Attenborough’s Life Stories (Radio 4, Friday) is a brilliant new 10-minute slot. guardian
  • New radio station launches in Penistone look local
  • DJ sacked for gay comments, A presenter on Ujima Radio, a community station in Bristol, has received a warning from Ofcom after airing offensive homophobic comments. radio today
  • UBC Media – very cash rich radio today
  • Sandy to speak at Jingle Day radio today
  • Radio Hampshire saved by Play radio today
  • BP Ultimate fuels Smooth Radio radio today


  • Jack gets the KISS-off. Station’s format never really worked in T.O. toronto star
  • First Listen: Kiss 92.5 Toronto infinite dial
  • CVC Radio on the air at 98.7 FM during 3-week test lake cowichan gazette
  • W Network announces new original series set for production yahoo
  • CBC’s Schlesinger To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award broadcaster



All Access

  • New iPhone — No FM Tuner
  • Advertising Down 12% Reports Nielsen
  • S&P Cuts Clear Channel Credit Rating
  • Next Music Pirate Target: Spain’s Blubster
  • KCBS-A Turns 100
  • Upstate New York Combo Sale Closes
  • Rapid City Translator Sold
  • X1FM Names Anthony Miller Director/Sales & Marketing
  • The Recording Academy To Award First Americana Grammy Next Year
  • Adam Lambert Signs With 19 Ent., RCA
  • Bobby Young Joins Republic Nashville
  • WCTQ Promotes Decker, Hires Johnson
  • Musicians On Call Holds Benefit Auctions
  • Music Row & AristoWorks Create Twitter Chart For Country
  • FC Dallas Remains At 1540 AM
  • KIT/Yakima’s Ettl Comes Off Air To Run For Council
  • Talk Producer Heather Smith Joins Americans United For Life
  • Kidd Kraddick Gets An iHeartRadio App
  • Steve Edwards Heads Habitat For Humanity In Las Vegas
  • Mo’ Bouncin’ The Nation
  • WMTT Adds Paul Shaffer’s ‘Day In Rock’
  • LaTour Moves West
  • ‘Tavis Smiley Show’ Exec. Producer Sheryl Flowers Dies
  • Shad O’Shea Dead At 77
  • Newsman Paul Oscar Anderson Dies At 77
  • Don Dillard Funeral Set
  • Shannon Myers & Jessica Wimberly Say ‘I Do’

Radio Ink

  • Nielsen: Ad Spending Down 12 Percent In Q1
  • NAMB Asks Pelosi To Delay Vote On Performance Rights Act
  • Court Sides With FCC On LPFM Spacing
  • S&P Cuts Clear Channel Rating
  • Triton Digital Passes 4,000 Affiliates
  • FT: Clear Channel Confident It Can Handle Debt Issues
  • Clear Channel Sees Record Digital Audience
  • AP Updates Its iPhone App
  • Partilla Joins Clear Channel As President/Global Media Sales
  • KCBS/San Francisco Celebrates 100 Years
  • NPR Adds Delman As SVP


  • NAMB Says Royalties Will Cripple Minority Broadcasters
  • HFS Returns On HD Radio
  • U.S. ad spending down 12% in Q1
  • Meet Blubster: the newest music piracy target
  • my weekend with Sirius

Inside Radio

  • Rush: Boycott GM cars.
  • Ad spending fell 12% in first quarter.
  • Lindemann’s new strategy: Loan, don’t own.
  • CBS revives WHFS brand.
  • An inside look At “Rock Madness.”
  • Media brokers lobby Congress.
  • Apple keeps radio waiting.
  • Bill Handel gets Hollywood star.
  • Chicago’s “The Score” goes FM.
  • Radio America teams with WorldNet Daily.
  • Streaming holdout takes the plunge

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel swap explained by Moody’s
  • NAB exec takes on labels
  • An association of associations petitions Pelosi
  • Clear Channel hires heavy-hitter for multi-platform sales
  • The incredible shrinking radio ad pie
  • Vultures starting to circle Clear Channel?
  • D’Acosta takes advisory role at Marketron
  • WRKO host may test fleeting expletive teeth
  • LPFMs win DC Circuit battle
  • Performance tax: Critical mass attained
  • Compass adds to NFL broadcast team
  • KFDI to hold food & funds drive

Radio Online

  • NAMB to Pelosi: Delay Performance Rights Act Vote
  • KCBS/San Francisco Celebrates 100 Years on June 11
  • CC Details Audience Stats for Digital Properties
  • Triton Digital Surpasses 4000 Station Affiliates
  • Partilla Joins CC as President/Global Media Sales
  • Report: CC Confident It Can Handle Debt Issues
  • CCR, Ando Complete Targeted Audience Survey
  • Court Upholds FCC Decision to Protect LPFM Outlets
  • Benson Joins KMTT (The Mountain)/Seattle as PD
  • CC/New York Names Robert McCuin Director of Sales
  • Riviera/Las Vegas Elevates Ferreri to OM, KOAS PD
  • Marketron’s Pete D’Acosta to Step Down as CEO
  • Gallagher New Sun Radio Network VP/Programming
  • Hit Parade Radio Signs Chuck Brinkman as PD
  • AMS President Fowler Adds AMSi President Duties
  • Compass Media Networks Inks ”Todd Schnitt Show”
  • BIA: 2009 Radio Revenues Dip More Than Expected

NTS Aircheck

  • Boomer Bust On Facebook?
  • Radio America Pacts With WorldNet Daily
  • Father’s Day Gift From FOX Sports Radio


  • Arbitron – Indianapolis, Kansas City, Birmingham, Huntsville
  • News – Karen Vaughn Launches Working Divas Blog and Network (WDBN)
  • News – Clear Channel Amps Up Digital Media
  • Insite, News – Reality Check on the Performance Tax Issue
  • Arbitron – Columbus OH

All About Country

  • NAB Hires Head Hunters To Find Next President
  • Americana & American Roots Now Grammy Categories
  • The First-Ever COUNTRY Twitter Chart Emerges
  • Heidi Dicker Is Now WCTQ/Sarasota PD
  • 120,000 Attend BamaJam
  • Bobby Young Joins Republic Nashville
  • Tammy Genovese Receives CCMA Award
  • Radio Legend Paul Oscar Anderson Dies
  • Jeff Griffith’s Frosted Mug Runneth Over
  • The Band Of Heathens Gets Austin City Limits Slot
  • Tomorrow’s Conclave Webinar: Rebooting Your Career
  • Texas Music Chart Will Remain Texas
  • Musicians On Call Online Auctions On Now
  • George Strait’s Living For The Night Tops Add Board Again
  • CBR Kick-Off Party Tonight At Cadillac Ranch
  • The Judds Open ‘Temporary’ Museum During CMA Fest
  • Micky & The Motorcars Debut New Song On KPLX/Dallas
  • Rascal Flatts Starts Their Unstoppable Tour
  • 9 North Records Artists’ At CMA Music Fest
  • KIK-FM Reunion A Huge Success
  • Lyric Street & Carolwood List Their Artists’ Venues
  • CMA Surprise! Kenny Chesney Closes Out CMA Music Festival