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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 04-01-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Saga, Groupo, LBI Earnings
  • Group M sees worsening ad market in 2010 – the financial times
  • Tough first quarter for big media. Shares decline – the hollywood reporter
  • CBS Radio to blow up 94.7 in DC – radio business report
  • Sports-talk radio wars begin in Seattle on opening day – the seattle times
  • RAY-J CURSES ON LIVE RADIO IN ATLANTA – eurweb
  • For Fargo journalists, the flood story is personal – mpr
  • Radio hosts hold state budget ‘funeral’  – app
  • Conservative Talk Radio Running from the Big Apple? (Rush) – human events
  • LIBTALK IN DISARRAY. How The ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Provides An Instant Bailout – the radio equalizer
  • SAG-AFTRA Reach Deal on Commercials – adweek
  • Boucher Asks Broadcasters, Artists To Negotiate – radio and records
  • Teens Cut Online Music Spending, Use Free Web Sites – bloomberg
  • The Top 10 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time. 1992: National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for president again. – chattanooga times freepress
  • BBC failing emerging artists while big names of rock get free publicity, radio stations complain – mail online
  • Reports of radio’s death are greatly exaggerated – times online
  • Canadian radio pranksters hit White House in 2007 – yahoo
  • Bushfires help ABC burn off radio rivals – the australian business

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Saga Communications, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter and Year End 2008 Results – yahoo
  • Grupo Radio Centro Announces Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Results – yahoo
  • LBI Media, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results – fox business
  • CMP Susquehanna Reports Acceptance of Notes in Exchange Offer – individual.com
  • Huawei to Provide Solutions for Cox Communications – individual.com
  • Q4 Radio Revenue Roundup – FMQB
  • ONE RED CENT. ABC Radio Owner Finishes Trading At One Penny – the radio equalizer
  • Veteran Broker Cunney Joins Patrick Communications – radio online
  • GroupM: Global ad spend to fall 4.4% – radio business report
  • Group M sees worsening ad market in 2010 – the financial times
  • The Net now tops radio in ad revenue – rain
  • Chicago Sun-Times parent files for bankruptcy – usa today
  • Chapter (11) and Verse: Details on Five Major Newspaper Companies That Have Declared Bankruptcy – editor and publisher
  • Tough first quarter for big media. All of the conglomerates see shares decline – the hollywood reporter

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Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Cox Communications promotes area official. Cox Comminications Inc. has named David Bialis, vice president and general manager of Cox Oklahoma since 1992, as its new senior vice president for its Western division. – individual.com
  • CBS Radio to blow up 94.7 in DC – radio business report
  • Sports-talk radio wars begin in Seattle on opening day – the seattle times
  • Brock Huard to go from field to studio as talk-show host on new 710 ESPN Seattle – the seattle times
  • “Fresh 102.7″ KFRH Las Vegas Flipping When? – radio insight
  • New York music station adds World Cup games to mix – smart brief
  • Radio station tunes out old-time country. Fans of The Bull now get an earful of different music, such as Billy Joel songs. – the roanoke times
  • An Eclectic Adult Standards Station To Enjoy Now – the infinite dial
  • Fargo radio station provides 24-hour news on flooding – smart brief
  • Beach is back on air. Charleston-based Kirkman Broadcasting Inc. has ditched the talk format on WQSC-1340 AM after about 10 years and switched to beach music – post and courier
  • JACK FM has a new boss: Changes while you sleep. – baltimore radio examiner
  • IN THE KNOW: What happened to smooth jazz radio station? – naples news
  • Suns Announce WJEJ as Radio Host – our sports central
  • Foolproof prank for WBCN : Bogus format change Powers April Fool’s stunt – boston radio watch

News & PR

  • RAY-J CURSES ON LIVE RADIO IN ATLANTA: Is station now in danger of FCC fines? EUR investigates. – eurweb
  • Radio hosts hold state budget ‘funeral’ A crowd of protesters, stoked by New Jersey 101.5 FM radio talk show hosts, held a mock funeral for the middle class on the Statehouse steps Tuesday- app
  • For Fargo journalists, the flood story is personal – mpr
  • Phoenix and Denver AMs head to auction – radio business report
  • Cooney Talks Cap-Ex, HD Radio – radio world
  • Radio host honored with Women of Hip-Hop award. (Selena Crudup) – rocky mount telegram
  • Debut Broadcasting Executes Agreements with RegionalHelpWanted.com to Promote Economic Development in its Radio Stations’ Markets – pr inside
  • Services scheduled for former Raleigh radio host (Sonya Hamm, 49, died Thursday night. The cause of death has not been released.) – wral
  • Steve Harvey, gender guru: Radio host has book of tips for women on the male mentality – individual.com
  • Legendary heavy-metal DJ Tawn Mastrey—the disease that took her life. Tawn’s sister Cara works hard to raise awareness – minneapolis city pages
  • Austin’s Own NewsRadio 590 KLBJ Named Finalist for Prestigious Crystal Radio Awards – fox business
  • Disco Dick. A local radio personality goes national. – fort worth weekly
  • Newsmax looks for subscribers in TV, radio – dm news
  • ADC Chicago to honor five Chicagoland journalists May 12 – arabisto

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • LIBTALK IN DISARRAY. How The ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Provides An Instant Bailout – the radio equalizer
  • DON’T LET YOUR ADVERTISING DRIVE AWAY POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS – dan oday
  • Sirius XM’s “Slack”-down – hear 2.0
  • The End of Commercials? The economics of supply and demand are inescapable. – hear 2.0
  • Facebook Strategies for Radio – inside music media
  • Ashley Biden rumor is hot on talk shows. Is the vice president’s daughter on video that shows a woman snorting cocaine? – delaware online
  • Lost 80’s-Style Theme Song – buzzfeed
  • 10 Years Ago Today: My WAY-FM Journey – truth justice all that stuff…
  • Anti-Limbaugh Billboard Fuels Bickering. Conservative, Liberal Trade Political Barbs – wpbf
  • GLENN BECK AND FOX NEWS: WHY ARE CONSERVATIVES REQUIRED TO LIE? – american chronicle
  • Rush Limbaugh – love him or hate him – lehigh acres citizen
  • The Man Who Ate the G.O.P. (Rush Limbaugh) – vanity fair
  • Conservative Talk Radio Running from the Big Apple? – human events
  • Happy Birthday, Rachel Maddow, Political Commentator – finding dulcinea
  • The poetry of Glenn Beck, Vol. 2. The new Fox News star beams in on breast cancer and the Constitution, God and Bill O’Reilly. – salon
  • Freedom of Speech: Silence is Not Golden – capitalism magazine
  • Rowan Radio to broadcast Glassboro candidates’ forum – courier post online

FCC & Legal

  • SAG-AFTRA Reach Deal on Commercials. New 3-year deal after unanimous tentative agreement – adweek
  • Boucher Asks Broadcasters, Artists To Negotiate – radio and records
  • Kerry Outlines Senate Communications, Technology & Internet Subcommittee Priorities – broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest – FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • The Top 10 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time. 1992: National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for president again. – chattanooga times freepress
  • Public Radio Pledge Drive Beats Recession. Public Radio Still A Priority In Tight Economy – 4029tv
  • Ex-editor at LEO files sexual harassment suit. Elizabeth Kramer, who now works for WFPL-FM, Louisville’s National Public Radio news station, would not comment yesterday. – courier journal
  • Kaine to restore some aid to WHRO radio station – individual.com
  • Frank Deford at Macalester College – minneapolis city pages
  • Campus radio station expands programming – royal purple
  • Seneca Nation Of Indians To Operate Radio Station – the post journal
  • Guest DJs Spinning on ASU’s Radio Station This Week – phoenix new times
  • Syndicated radio host buys in La Canada Flintridge. Stephanie J. Fossan and Kai Ryssdal bought a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 4823 Commonwealth Ave. in La Canada Flintridge from Eileen N. King and John F. King for $1,243,500 on Feb. 18. – la blockshopper

Streaming & Tech

  • Teens Cut Online Music Spending, Use Free Web Sites – bloomberg
  • Study: Web Ad Dollars Surpass Radio – fmqb
  • Slacker Radio’s lyrics: Up your musical intelligence – cnet
  • Last.fm cancels planned Fees – but for how long? – i4u news
  • Is AT&T violating DMCA by not booting ‘repeat infringers’? – cnet
  • Swedish antipiracy law stirs up political waters – cnet
  • Indie Ranch Media Subsidiary NetMix Broadcasting Targeting Large Internet Radio Market – marketwire
  • SanDisk’s SlotRadio music player now available – cnet
  • Radio offers 1,000 songs for $100, but it has limitations – individual.com
  • Slacker Launches Updated Radio Application for Debut of BlackBerry App World – individual.com
  • ‘YouTube pulls music videos from German website’ – individual.com
  • Podcasting is Perfect for Former Radio Personality – audio4cast
  • Web radio beams across broadband. Internet radio is taking off across South Africa as it allows listeners to tune in even if they are not in the broadcast areas. – iol technology
  • Web Revenue Up, But Slowing – media bistro
  • Analysis: Mixing Downloads With Streams – billboard
  • EMI Music Australia Enters Blogosphere – billboard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Nicky Campbell forced to apologise after branding guest ‘Fascist’ on his BBC radio show – mail online
  • BBC failing emerging artists while big names of rock get free publicity, radio stations complain – mail online
  • Reports of radio’s death are greatly exaggerated. Far from succumbing to its electronic rivals, the venerable wireless is enjoying a new golden age – times online
  • GMG Radio plans Real Radio rebrand ads – mad.co.uk
  • The pirates who waived the rules. As the movie ‘The Boat That Rocked’ opens this week, Siobhán Cronin remembers her youthful love affair with our underground radio in the ’80s – independent ie
  • My life as a pirate DJ on the crazy Radio Caroline – clacton gazette
  • The Revolution riled over Real – radio today
  • Ofcom to introduce Legal ID – radio today
  • Byrne expands to Yorkshire – radio today
  • The Revolution riled over Real – radio today
  • Ad Agency Nixes Billboards Satirizing Crisis – the moscow times

Canada

  • Canadian radio pranksters hit White House in 2007 – yahoo
  • CRTC Report on Broadcasting Services in Linguistic Minority Communities – broadcaster magazine

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Bushfires help ABC burn off radio rivals – the australian business
  • Still the same old ABC. New board members will not change the corporate culture – the australian
  • Meet Capricorn FM’s hip-hop queen. Capricorn FM presenter, Ms Muofhe Ramphabana known to her adoring fans as Rendani, says she loves her job. – informant za
  • McCarthy: World view keeps home safe. Kenosha native set to open first public radio bureau in Pakistan – kenosha news
  • Punjab villagers resent Radio Pakistan allegations – new kerala
  • Radio City 91.1 FM rides high on innovation – radio and music
  • Two radio stations shut down in DRC – cpj
  • Swaziland / Five radio stations apply for licenses – african press organization
  • Nationwide not surprised by AM band shut down – go jamaica

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Boucher Asks Broadcasters, Artists To Negotiate
  • musicFirst Taunts NAB With ‘We Can Work It Out’
  • 500 Broadcasters To Lobby Capitol Hill
  • Holland No Longer Located In Cincy
  • February PPM Results Include Digital Stations From Nine Markets
  • Smyth: ‘To Stream Or Not To Stream’
  • Jon Holiday Opens Consultancy
  • Stock Market Snapshot: March 31, 2009
  • Saga Releases Q4 Earnings Update
  • LBI Radio Sees Higher Revs In Q4, 2008
  • Phoenix, Denver AMs To Be Auctioned
  • Human Fallout From D.C. ‘Fresh’ Flip
  • Sterling Joins Buckley/Merced
  • Bradley Makes It Hot In Md.
  • Street Talk: Buzz Enhancements
  • Roanoke Says ‘Howdy, Steve’
  • Obit: Jay P. Schraff
  • Nigel Music Media Forms Alliance With Radioio
  • Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty Resigns
  • SNL Kagan: 2009 Radio Revs To Fall 15%
  • D.C. Gets Fresh With Dunkin
  • Moscowitz Named Executive VP Of WB
  • Klaiman’s Executive Elevation At Universal Republic
  • Arbitron Goes Outside For Two Key Execs
  • Univision Loses Nearly $2 Billion In Q4
  • Z100 To Debut In Ft. Myers
  • RIAA Appeals Royalty-Rate Determination
  • ‘104.7 Cool. Classic. Rock.’ Comes To Salt Lake City
  • Tremblay Heads To CHOM

All Access

  • McKay Exits WXTU To Open Consultancy; Baldwin Adds PD Duties
  • Tough Q1 For Media Stocks
  • Citadel, Lenders Amend Debt Terms
  • It’s April Fools Day — And Radio’s Having Fun
  • Fresh Action In Vegas
  • Mohamed Named CEO At Rogers
  • RCA 1-2-3 Most Added At Mediabase Top 40
  • EMI To Outsource Distribution
  • Translator Changes Hands In Wisconsin
  • 710 ESPN Seattle Debut Set For Monday
  • Vegas, Others ‘Bid’ For Limbaugh After N.Y. Spat
  • WJDY Goes News-Talk
  • tweetSpin Launches In Beta
  • Cunney Joins Patrick Communications
  • This Consultant Is Open On A Holiday
  • MMTC Supports Postponing FCC FM Auction
  • StreetPulse: Diana Krall Debuts In Top Spot
  • One Wild And Crazy Guy Plays The Opry
  • Stoney Creek Announces Megan Mullins As Flagship Artist
  • Fox News’ Starnes Gets Plaudits For New Book
  • WGDJ’s Vandenburgh Talks About Election On MSNBC, CNN
  • Williams Organizing Sacto ‘Tea Party’
  • Hagerstown Suns Move Back To WJEJ
  • Tom Kent Bags Five More
  • Condolences To Tim Richards
  • Milwaukee Broadcast Historian Dick Golembiewski Dies

Radio Ink

  • LBI Media Radio Revenues Up In Q4
  • Saga Updates Q4 Results
  • Internet Ad Revenue At Record High In ’08, Passes Radio
  • SNL Kagan: ‘Steep Decline’ For Revenues In 2009
  • Univision Loss Widens In Q4
  • Boucher Suggests Radio Negotiate Royalties; NAB Responds
  • Anti-Royalties Bill Introduced In Senate
  • Limbaugh Says He’s Leaving New York For Good
  • Cunney Joins Patrick As VP
  • Arbitron Adds Two EVPs
  • Penhallow Leaves WRIF After 39 Years
  • Fargo’s Flag Goes All-Out For Flood Coverage
  • CBS Radio Getting ‘Fresh’ In DC
  • Stern To Get Advance Look At Palm Pre Smartphone
  • Mercedes Adds HD In More Models
  • Streaming Stations In Nine Markets Qualify For February PPM

FMQB

  • Senate Chimes In On Performance Royalties
  • Study: Web Ad Dollars Surpass Radio
  • Univision releases Q4 and year-end results.
  • Arbitron announces two new EVPs
  • Serious threats to Sirius XM
  • MLB unlikely on Sirius for ’09 regular season

Inside Radio

  • Stations see stronger second quarter.
  • Struggling GM airs 180,183 radio ads.
  • Ford’s focuses on service.
  • Citadel buys time from skittish lenders.
  • NAB stands firm on royalties.
  • Unions, advertisers still talking.
  • Fargo radio gets Capitol kudos.
  • LBI Media to start TV network.
  • Haircuts for Greater Media team.

Radio Business Report

  • GroupM: Global ad spend to fall 4.4%
  • TNS releases March Madness ad trends
  • Phoenix and Denver AMs head to auction
  • CBS Radio to blow up 94.7 in DC
  • Mercedes-Benz expands HD Radio availability
  • Univision Radio to add “Viva La Familia” programming
  • Arthur Penhallow leaving WRIF after 39 years
  • Case study: Peak Broadcasting takes KMJ to new audiences
  • Radio forecast even cloudier
  • Stock buys show confidence
  • Jim West dead at 84

Radio Online

  • LBI Media Q4 Revenues Down 4.5%, Radio Unit Up 1%
  • Streaming Outlets in 9 Markets Qualify for February PPM
  • Saga Q4 Revs Down 7%, Earnings Swing to Loss on Charge
  • Veteran Broker Cunney Joins Patrick Communications
  • T.J. Holland Exits Cincinnati Group After 14 Years
  • Phoenix, Denver Outlets to Be Sold in Backruptcy Auction
  • Boucher Suggests Radio Negotiate with Record Companies
  • Julie Kertes exits as Promotions Director of AAA KSWD-FM (100.3 The Sound)/Los Angeles
  • WFVL-FM/Fayetteville, NC, flips to Urban AC
  • WZBL-FM (The Bull)/Roanoke, VA, flips to Variety Hits as “106.1 Steve FM.”
  • WTGB-FM/Washington, DC, morning host Albie Dee is out following the station’s pending flip to AC
  • Megan Phillips is upped to Music Director for Hot AC KDBZ-FM (Buzz 102-1)/Anchorage, AK.
  • Classic Rock KQMT-FM (99.5 The Mountain)/Denver afternoon personality Pete Mackay and overnight host Steve Millin both exit
  • WHHD-FM (HD98.3)/Augusta, GA, night jock Chad “Bennett” Brazier exits
  • KHIT-FM/Fresno taps Steve Pleshe for mornings

NTS Aircheck

  • Limbaugh: “I’m Leaving New York”
  • Small Biz Economic Confidence Up … Slightly
  • KC Sports/Talker Signs George Brett
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Pay Cut At Radio One
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City
  • Boucher: Online Stream Could Top Broadcast Signal Value
  • T.I. Says He Turned To Crime As A Teen For ‘Independence’

All About Country

  • Megan Mullins First Stoney Creek Records Signing
  • Eli Young Band Makes National TV Debut
  • Bradley Gets WHKI/Ocean City/Salisbury, MD PD
  • Stephen Cochran Has Newly Renovated Tour Bus
  • Craig Morgan Endorses Bush’s Grillin’ Beans
  • Shawna Russell Releases Fire In The Desert
  • Paisley Gets 2 ACM Awards Before Showtime
  • In Roanoke, The Bull Is Now Steve
  • Heidi Newfield Gears Up For ACM Week
  • Cat Country/Salisbury-Ocean City Sets Springfest
  • Mark Wills Speaks Up For USA Cares
  • Internet Ad Revenues Surpass Radio
  • Joe Nichols’ Believers Is At COUNTRY Radio Now