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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 03-11-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Sirius XM loss widens; posts pro-forma operating earnings – market watch
  • Is MSNBC grooming liberal radio host Schultz? – politico
  • WRXP tells K-Rock listeners ‘we are here for you’ – newsday
  • Max Kellerman Dropped From ESPN 1050 – yard barker
  • Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties – billboard
  • NAB Disputes RIAA International Grounds for Performance Fee – radio magazine
  • Kalispell radio station owner seeks bankruptcy protection – montana’s news station
  • Wally Tucker, Radio Station Owner, Broker, Dies at 67 – arkansas business
  • HOW PPM COULD RESCUE RADIO – ephoron on media
  • Fairness Doctrine a legitimate dispute or a nonissue on talk radio? – ny daily news
  • Rehm Renews With WAMU, NPR – radio and records
  • Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row. – pocket lint
  • Grandmother assumed bogus identities to win Britain’s biggest radio competition – telegraph
  • CBC Radio ’will suffer‘ – the chronicle
  • ACMA finds Phoenix FM in breach of licence conditions – australia.to

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Moody’s Bottom Rung – media edition – reuters
  • Sirius XM loss widens; posts pro-forma operating earnings – market watch
  • Sirius XM Narrows Loss, Gains Subscribers – the street
  • Sirius Sees Subscribers Rise Slightly – wall street journal
  • Sirius XM subscriber count rose only 10% in 2008 – radio business report
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results – yahoo
  • Liberty Speaks Highly Of Sirius XM – sirius buzz
  • ASCAP Collections, Payouts Increase – billboard
  • Sony Lays Off 250 Employees. Cuts affect 3.5% of global workforce – adweek

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Is MSNBC grooming liberal radio host Schultz? – politico
  • Guest Hosting Gig by Talk Radio Progressive Ed Schultz Touches off Rumors at MSNBC – new york observer
  • New York Loses Biggest Rock Radio Station (Again): K-Rock Shifts to Top 40 – rolling stone
  • WRXP tells K-Rock listeners ‘we are here for you’ – newsday
  • 101.9 RXP Proclaims ”Rock is Alive in New York City” – radio online
  • Max Kellerman leaving ESPN-1050; is pairing with Francesa in the works? – ny daily news
  • Max Kellerman Dropped From ESPN 1050 – yard barker
  • Mega Media bringing “Pulse 87” to LA, Chicago – radio business report
  • Tim Conway Jr. says he’s ‘relieved’ to be fired by KABC – oc register
  • Two morning DJs fired as KLLY searches for a new vibe – bakersfield californian
  • Chris Simmons departs WBCK – battle creek enquirer
  • Ken Lain to host new Mountain Gardener radio show on KQNA – read it news
  • WYTT 99.5 FM to carry Weldon-Bishop McGuinness 1-A men’s title game – ihigh

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News & PR

  • Billy Corgan wants broadcast radio to pay performers – cnet
  • Billy Corgan to House: Radio should pay artists – chicago breaking news
  • Billy Corgan Fights for Artists To Get Radio Royalties at DC Hearing – rolling stone
  • Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties – billboard
  • Will Britney Get a Bailout? – all things digital
  • Radio, Record Labels Battle Over Royalty Rates – yahoo tech
  • Congress Urges Radio Royalty Negotiations – media week
  • CBS, Clear Channel Would Pay Vivendi, Warner Under Music Bill – bloomberg
  • Kalispell radio station owner seeks bankruptcy protection – montana’s news station
  • RADIO STATION OWNER FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY – ktvm
  • Former radio personality celebrates 80th birthday (Keith Ashton) – coloradoan.com
  • Tom Finneran’s law fate up in air. Reinstatement could end pol’s foray into radio – boston herald
  • Wally Tucker, Radio Station Owner, Broker, Dies at 67 – arkansas business
  • Industry Veteran Ralph Mercado Dies At 67 – billboard
  • Telos Ships Zephyr Iport – radio magazine
  • U2 give radio interview, no concert in Chicago – wqad

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Lessons for Radio from GM’s failing Saturn brand – hear 2.0
  • Radio’s Science Fiction Future – the infinite dial
  • Final Listen: WXRK (K-Rock) New York – the infinite dial
  • HOW PPM COULD RESCUE RADIO – ephoron on media
  • Why are there radio stations aimed at kids? – dallas morning news
  • The CBS Radio Youth Movement – inside music media
  • Interview2020: Ken George, New Media Production Manager at WBUR – radio 2020
  • Requiem for a Record Store: An Interview With Atomic Records’ Rich Menning – pop matters
  • Joe Escalante, Life After Indie 103.1 FM – laist
  • How influential is talk radio? Recent rift between party chair and show host brings issue to light – gm today
  • Democratic Senator: ‘Rush Limbaugh is Successful Because He Has a Good Show’ – cns news
  • CNN’s Jack Cafferty Bashes Limbaugh’s Audience as ‘Right-Wing Nuts’ – news busters
  • DNC gets ‘overwhelming response’ to Limbaugh billboard proposal – cnn
  • Critiquing the Press – washington post
  • Obama Courts Ethnic Press – washington post
  • Fairness Doctrine a legitimate dispute or a nonissue on talk radio? – ny daily news
  • US Senate Rejects Second Attempt To Ban Fairness Doctrine – easy bourse

FCC & Legal

  • NAB Disputes RIAA International Grounds for Performance Fee – radio magazine
  • Planning Commission Approves Bartow Radio Station Transmitter Request – the ledger
  • FCC Daily DIgest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Garrison Keillor: He who has been to the mountaintop – star tribune
  • Rehm Renews With WAMU, NPR – radio and records
  • Leaders of seven media outlets push for access to American journalist being held in Iran – twin cities
  • Listeners became advocates for public radio funding – kare11
  • NPR host to talk at IU Auditorium – ids news
  • U.S.-Supported Foreign Broadcasting Adapts to Digital Age – individual.com
  • Dr. Drew draws a crowd at WIU. Celebrity doctor gives advice about love, alcohol – pj star
  • Group meets to save Permian public radio – my west texas
  • Tufts’ WMFO radio station to get technical upgrade – wicked local
  • Transmitter Problem Briefly Silences WMNF-FM Radio – tbo
  • Students propose Paly’s first radio station – the paly voice
  • WRBC Challenges CHC’s Role on Campus – the bates student
  • Volunteers man WRLR LP-FM – abclocal/wls
  • WHJE named state’s top school radio station – indy star

Streaming & Tech

  • Music rights group calls new talks with YouTube ‘positive’ – cnet
  • Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row. Urges for a “workable solution” before illegal services take over – pocket lint
  • Online publishers to debut new advertising formats – cnet
  • Zcom Networks Announces Plans to Launch Satellite and IP TV Broadcast of “Z Channel” – call center info
  • LP revival: Fact or fantasy? – cnet
  • North to launch Internet sports-talk station – the daily herald
  • Memory of classic radio lives through modern technology – aurora advocate

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Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • ‘Obsessed’ competition cheat grandmother used bogus identities to scoop Britain’s biggest radio prize – mail online
  • Grandmother assumed bogus identities to win Britain’s biggest radio competition – telegraph
  • Radio DJ shares his life story – this is derbyshire
  • New DAB station for London launches – music week
  • Football payments denied on radio – bbc
  • Radio swindler dodges jail – radio today
  • It’s Absolutely Frank Skinner – radio today
  • Double win for Johnny Vaughan – radio today
  • Ram FM has a pint for charity – radio today

Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • ACMA finds Phoenix FM in breach of licence conditions – australia.to
  • Unsung heroes: Mentor, counsellor and radio DJ – new zealand herald
  • Draft community-radio regulations for NTC soon – nation multimedia
  • Singapore’s web radio services go offline over royalty issue – the star online
  • Is it RIP for Singapore internet radio? – channel news asia
  • DJ stands by cheating husband – sowetan
  • Nigeria: Universities of Ibadan, Ife , 16 Others, Get FG’s Campus Radio License – all africa
  • Transport Authority reviewing new radio rules – radio jamacia

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties
  • Jacobs Getting A ‘Flood Of Gold & Platinum’
  • Sirius XM Pro Forma Q4 Revs Up 15.5%
  • Liberty CEO: Sirius XM Has ‘Great Potential For Growth’
  • 92.3 Now FM Primed For Wednesday Launch
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 10, 2009
  • Saga Revenue Drops 7%
  • Report Predicts Three Down Years For Ad Biz
  • Richards Resigns From WFMS
  • CBS/Minneapolis Changes
  • Industry Vet Ralph Mercado Dies
  • A Star Is Born In Yuma
  • Rehm Renews With WAMU, NPR
  • Flakus Exits Q-Prime
  • It’s ‘Now’ Time For K-Rock/N.Y.
  • Pamal Enters Consent Decree With FCC
  • NAB Offers Analysis Of Int’l Law In Royalties Dispute
  • Benefit Planned For Brian James
  • Limbaugh Billboard Promotion
  • Publishers ‘Dismayed’ At YouTube Decision

All Access

  • The Countdown To ‘Now’ Is On In New York
  • Analysts Issue Darker Ad Spending Projections
  • Deep Discounts During Recession Can Damage Brands
  • Study: Obama V. Limbaugh Last Week’s #2 News Story
  • Colleges Mull New Music Royalty Structure
  • Montana Station Owner Files For Chapter 11
  • WWHK/Concord Sold To Birch
  • News Orgs, NPR Press For Access To Detained Reporter In Iran
  • Report: Myspace Gets Scared Off By The ‘Undead’
  • Woman Pleads Guilty In U.K. Radio Contest Fraud
  • StreetPulse: U2 Stays Locked On Top
  • ESPN 1000/Chicago Horse Race Stunt Injures Host
  • Mike North Expands Lineup At ChicagoSportsWebio.com
  • Pagnotti Voices WZAN
  • Arkansas Broadcaster Wally Tucker Dies

Radio Ink

  • Sirius XM Revenue Up In ’08
  • Hearing Held On Performance Rights Act
  • Jacobs Says Gold, Platinum Pics Pouring In
  • NAB Disputes RIAA Claims Ahead Of Performance Rights Hearing
  • Saga Revenues Drop In Q4, Full Year
  • Forecast: Ad Market Will Stay Down Through 2010
  • Cumulus Subsidiary Refinances Notes
  • Rick & Bubba Pick Up Six
  • Mega Media Expanding ‘Pulse’ To L.A., Chicago
  • Emmis’ WRXP Says ‘Rock Is Alive’ In New York
  • CBS Radio To Flip WXRK To Top 40 As ‘92.3 Now’

FMQB

  • Broadcasters Testify On Performance Rights Act
  • YouTube Pulls Music Videos In U.K.
  • Cuts At Emmis-Los Angeles
  • WRXP: “Rock is alive in NYC”
  • Pamal Broadcasting to pay out to FCC
  • Sirius XM still in debt danger
  • How PPM could rescue radio

Inside Radio

  • NAB backs royalty study.
  • Nielsen: One week test enough.
  • Jack Myers: Local “virtual freefall.”
  • Sirius XM’s growth grinds to a halt.
  • U2 giveaway shows power of radio.
  • Radio ranks on default list.
  • Bob Costas to exit radio.
  • Pueblo’s 71% haircut.
  • Ask Dave Ramsey: “Where can I find a job?

Radio Business Report

  • Hill showdown over performance royalties
  • Moody’s downgrades Clear Channel
  • K-Rock’s switching to “Now Radio”
  • Radio contest cheat convicted in Britain
  • 101.9 RXP says “Rock is Alive in NYC”
  • Mega Media bringing “Pulse 87” to LA, Chicago
  • NAB takes its case to the Hill pubs
  • Sirius XM subscriber count rose only 10% in 2008
  • Sirius XM gets some more breathing room
  • Orlando pirate shut down after giving gang advice

Radio Online

  • Sirius XM Posts First-Ever Positive Pro-Forma Earnings
  • Committee Holds Hearing on Performance Rights Act
  • Bob Richards to Exit WFMS-FM/Indianapolis as OM/PD
  • Jacobs Overwhelmed in ”Going For The Gold” Campaign
  • Saga Reports Preliminary Q4 Results, Revenue Down 7%
  • Exodus Acquires Colorado AM/FM Duo for $500,000
  • 101.9 RXP Proclaims ”Rock is Alive in New York City”
  • Former WIOQ-FM (Q102) Philadelphia middayer Lisa Paige is named midday host for CHR WXRK-FM (92.3 Now FM)/New York
  • WEPN-AM (1050 ESPN)/New York midday host Max Kellerman exits
  • Peak Broadcasting promotes Jason Wilmot to Program Director of Hot AC KCIX-FM
  • WBAP-AM/Dallas overnight news anchor Bob Crowley exits
  • Former KVIL-FM/Dallas overnight personality Maryrose Zeilan joins crosstown Nostalgia KAAM-AM
  • KQSR-FM (Star 100.9)/Yuma, AZ, flips to AC
  • Talk WNWS-FM/Jackson, TN, afternoon host George B. Scott exits

NTS Aircheck

  • Bill O’Reilly: “I Got Out Just In Time”
  • Pick Up Your Phone, It’s Rush Calling

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Jacksonville, Shreveport

All About Country

  • U.K. Songwriters ‘Dismayed’ That YouTbe Pulled Videos
  • WFMS/Indianapolis’ Bob Richards Leaves Radio
  • Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus Make Chart History
  • Carrie Invites Boat People To Bowling Party
  • Bird Hits Birmingham Bound Plane
  • Carrie Says ‘She’s Changed’
  • Dierks Bentley Leads The MediaBase Most-Added This Week
  • Rick Taylor Creates Virtual APD
  • Mac McAnally Gives Kenny His Guitar
  • Honky Tonk Tailgate Party 2009 Kicks Off Next Month