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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 04-15-2009


Radio Headlines:

Digital Radio Production
Digital Radio Production

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Arbitron Gains Ahead Of 1Q Results, Word On Clear Channel Deal wall street journal
  • Sirius XM Gets An Upgrade! yahoo
  • S&P bumps up rating on Sirius XM. S&P bumps up credit rating on Sirius XM Radio following Liberty’s $530M injection yahoo
  • BIA Advisory Services Sees Growth in Radio Valuations Dependent on Industry’s Ability to Transform into an Expanded Operation. Series of Record Lows Supports Need to Increase Value through Additional Offerings bia
  • BIA: Radio Needs To Diversify To Survive fmqb
  • Radio Stations Values Sink in Q1 media week
  • Radio Station Values Sink In First Quarter radio and records
  • WBBM-AM 780, WGN-AM 720 remain Chicago’s top-billing radio stations chicago tribune
  • Sinclair To Report First Quarter 2009 Results On May 6, 2009 pr newswire
  • Morning Mash with falling Atlanta radio revenues, Metalsome Mondays & a Morning Mess sighting access atlanta
  • Emmis 4Q Revenues Down 20% media daily news
  • Emmis Domestic Radio Revs Slide 20.7% in Q4 media buyer planner
  • Global Ad Spending Slumps 6.7% in 2009: Zenith Optimedia media buyer planner
  • Time to Buy TV, Radio, and Internet Ads? Business owners who might not have considered such advertising in the past should know rates are down and audiences are up business week
  • Radio Fights Recession at NAB 2009 radio world
  • THL’s Sperling: No ‘Blowup’ Coming For Clear Channel radio ink
  • 10 companies that could go bankrupt (Clear Channel) – free republic
  • Klotz Digital, Euphonix Join Forces in North America radio magazine

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • NRG/Omaha Ups Sam Coughlin to Director of Sales radio online
  • Alice MacCormack Exits Press/Monmouth-Ocean as GSM radio online
  • New radio station Y94 opens in Merced (KBKY-FM) merced star sun
  • Ney begins talk-radio gig (video) coshocton tribune
  • Regent Broadcasting cuts Bruce Parrott at WFGR, Denis Prior at WLHT mlive
  • Two-thirds of radio newsrooms impacted by downturn radio business report
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Upcoming ‘Summerzcool’ Concert Tour Will Be Broadcast Live Exclusively on SIRIUS XM Radio yahoo
  • Local station fills sports talk void. West Alabama radio has a new feature thanks to a format change by FM radio station WSLY 104.9 of York and Meridian, Miss. demopolis times

News & PR

  • Bruce Springsteen’s affair rumors get little mention on Sirius channel ny daily news
  • Jamie Foxx makes crude radio rant on Miley Cyrus yahoo
  • Former KDKA Radio news director dies in wildfire post gazette
  • Scottsdale radio station KXAM to shut down az central
  • First TV, now radio has problem. A day after Fox Sports Ohio cut away from the Reds game in the ninth inning, 700 WLW had problems of its own Tuesday night at nearly the identical time. cincinnati.com
  • Radio stations broadcast ads to boost car sales. Nashville Business Journal. Twenty-two Nashville radio stations will launch an ad campaign on Wednesday to spur consumers to buy cars. nashville business journal
  • Harry Kalas, family friend philly.com
  • Country DJ Deano Day to be celebrated detroit freepress
  • Area radio pioneer Pat Chamburs died Sunday tampa bay
  • ‘The General’ The legendary sportscaster is remembered as a fixture on the Hawaii and national scene honolulu star bulletin
  • KJNP co-founder dies. Genevieve Nelson, who spent decades promoting Christian broadcasting in Alaska’s Interior, has died at age 85. fort mill times
  • Ky. AP broadcasters announce awards in Lexington kentucky.com
  • WJJO begins airing pro-cycling spots js online
  • New Radio Mercury Award Announced First Annual Marketer of the Year Award pr newswire
  • RADIO CREATIVE/PRODUCTION SUMMIT 2009: First Info dan oday
  • Talk Radio Hosts Play Key Role at National Black Book Festival black news
  • WFLS-FM has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. fredericksburg.com
  • Happy Birthday, Newark Museum. WOR Radio host Joan Hamburg will broadcast her daily talk show live from the Newark Museum during the opening ceremonies. huliq
  • Is Simpson facing the music? Country crossover fades off charts fort wayne journal gazette
  • LIVE NATION MERGER IS NOT ‘JUST THE TICKET’ new york post

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Radio’s Four Bankruptcy Options inside music media
  • Being Multi-Faceted Increases The Value Of Radio Properties… mel phillips now and then
  • Built To Last jacobs media blog
  • The Future of Journalism Is Not in the Past media channel
  • On the sports broadcast scene……… first in
  • Where the internet goes from here media life
  • Jamie Foxx vs. Miley Cyrus – Foxx is a loser black entertainment usa
  • DNC Airs Radio Ad Calling on Norm Coleman to Put the People of Minnesota Ahead of His Political Ambition and Concede Senate Race to Winner Al Franken yahoo
  • Bring back the Fairness Doctrine? A Tax Day debate kansascity.com
  • Censorship on way. Congress, administration target talk radio. springfield news leader
  • ‘Tea party’ protests on government spending expected today in Dallas-Fort Worth, nation dallas morning news
  • Sean Hannity ‘On the Record’ on the Anti-Tax Tea Party Protests fox news
  • Tax day brings tea party day for protests nationwide kansas city
  • Fox News, MSNBC prejudge ‘tea parties’ la times
  • Fox News’ Hannity to lead one of dozens of ‘Tea Party’ protests around Ga. macon.com
  • Tea Time washington post
  • Warning: This tea may cause severe damage to journalistic integrity mlive
  • Tea Parties to host tax protesters the spokesman review
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Racial Obsession Makes Perfectly Good Sense new america media
  • Liberal TV host Rachel Maddow works for civility. fresno bee
  • Glenn Beck’s act a chart-topper at Fox News sf gate
  • REPORT: Homeland Security on guard for ‘right-wing extremists’ krmg
  • Radio ad thanks McCaskill st joe news
  • Toomey on radio where he announced Senate run ‘back on’ pennlive
  • Marshfield candidates face off in radio question-and-answer session patriot ledger

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FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Radio Needs Radicals. To summarize one tidbit in a recent Corporation for Public Broadcasting audit of WYPR-FM–the station that fired popular talk show host Marc Steiner–the CPB Inspector General found that WYPR falsified its compliance statements to get Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant money baltimore city paper
  • Marlon Jordan on JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR Music ejazz news
  • Prometheus Radio Project in these times
  • Pacifica Radio at 60: A Sanctuary of Dissent truth dig
  • Persephone Miel: What Should PBS Do? reclaim the media
  • Dixie State sends out classical waves deseret news
  • WCPE Highlights Eastern Music Festival emediawire
  • Archbishop Timothy Dolan to Host Exclusive Weekly Show on The Catholic Channel on SIRIUS XM Radio yahoo
  • Dolan to host national weekly radio show milwaukee business journal
  • Radio stations win two Dove Awards (WMHK) the state

Streaming & Tech

  • CBS News For Internet-Only Stations radio & records
  • KNBR Unveils Social Network for Their Fans individual.com
  • City of Raleigh, WRAL partner on first mobile DTV venture radio business report
  • 13th Webby Awards Announce Radio Site of the Year Nominees radio magazine
  • MySpace Music UK set for 2009 launch despite setbacks new media age
  • Clear Channel’s IHeartRadio Tops BlackBerry Apps media daily news
  • Search Ad Spending Slides Amid Consumer Caution. SearchIgnite found that outlays among its clients fell 4 percent in the Q1 adweek
  • AudioIn turns your iPhone, iPod Touch into wireless headphones cnet
  • Pandora-lovin’ Livio Radio sports ‘thumbs up / down’ controls engadget
  • AT&T In Talks To Extend iPhone Deal: Report billboard
  • 3 Top Media Vets Announce Bold ‘Subscription’ Service editor & publisher
  • Goom Radio – from France to the US p2pnet
  • Frontier Silicon to Offer Last.fm Services as Part of Its Internet Radio Technology Platform yahoo
  • Hands-on: Free but inconvenient music doesn’t work for Qtrax ars technica
  • Webcaster gets $16 million to build business rain
  • BAE Systems launches next phase of interoperability solution urgent communications
  • Broadcast International to Introduce CA-20 CodecSys Accelerator at NAB 2009 individual.com
  • ZuneHD en-route to Blighty? Mole talks of OLED Zune for ‘3D Xbox games’ register.co.uk
  • eBay to divorce Skype on Wall St. Hangs up on Web 2.0 telco dream register.co.uk
  • Yahoo plans first major layoffs under new CEO the industry standard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Charles Allen in new joint venture Xsequor mediaweek uk
  • Regulatory relief is crucial to local radio future, says Myers media week uk
  • Barclaycard bags Global Radio deal marketing magazine
  • Fears for future of local radio. THE future of Sunderland and Durham’s own radio stations is uncertain today, after shareholders in their parent company rejected a rescue plan. sunderland echo
  • Jazz FM agrees sale to management team led by Richard Wheatly brand republic
  • Radio 1 unveils line-up for One Big Weekend mirror
  • World class DJs and new artists line up at Radio 1’s Big Weekend individual.com
  • Adam Freeman to join board of Guardian News & Media guardian
  • Global Radio severs MediaVest deal as it calls £2m review media week uk
  • Former Tiswas host to present Brooklands FM show surrey herald
  • Broadcast Technology Suppliers Maintained Growth Through 2008, Reveals IABM Industry Index individual.com
  • Capital FM plans a summer Ball radio today
  • To Zee or not to Zee? radio today
  • CN Group can’t Touch this radio today
  • Woodenman’s Jukebox is a fresh show on the Super One Radio scene malta star
  • BBC adds Russian to international news services with global Nokia agreement individual.com
  • ‘NDR opens online video, audio library’ individual.com

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Canada

Asia/Africa/Oceana

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Radio Station Values Sink In First Quarter
  • THL’s Sperling To CNBC: CC Deal Won’t ‘Blow Up’
  • Triton Digital Partnerships Give Stations One-Stop Shop
  • CBS News For Internet-Only Stations
  • Quantifying Newsroom Cutbacks
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 14, 2009
  • Buda Tapped For Nights At WKQI
  • The Return Of Michael Shawn
  • Fontana, Savoy Label Group Sign Distribution Deal
  • Goom Radio Raises $16 Million In Venture Capital
  • Harrison Gets His Hollywood Star
  • NRG Media Promotes Coughlin, Marshall
  • Street Talk: No More Prior At WLHT
  • MacCormack Exits Press Communications
  • Host News: Everett, Daughtry, Ney, Horn
  • Music Choice Adds Toddler Tunes, Retro Rock To New Lineup
  • Street Talk: Jenna Flies Solo
  • Animal House Radio In Atlanta
  • Webby Awards Radio Site Of The Year Nominees Announced
  • Emmis Domestic Radio Revs Off In Q4

All Access

  • WSJ: Arb Stock Hot Ahead Of Q1 Report
  • Cox Prelim Q1 Revs Fall; Shareholder Suit Filed Over Buyout
  • 93.9/L.A. Debuts ‘Exitos’ Format
  • S&P Upgrades Sirius XM
  • Zavala, Housman Named Co-Presidents At ZGS
  • Analysis Calls For Rejection Of Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger
  • Destiny Media Reports Revs Up 43%
  • KXAM/Phoenix Goes Dark
  • MySpace Music U.K. Launch Nears
  • Tony Renda Jr. Launches Velocity Radio Management
  • Michelle Salvatore Joins Compass To Head Sports Division
  • Obama Nominated For Radio Mercury Marketer Award
  • StreetPulse: Diana Krall Locked In Top Spot
  • WSIX Gathers $4,300 In Donations For Tornado Victims
  • Anne Weaver Scores Promo Gig For Rocky Comfort’s Zona Jones
  • Fitz’s Hare Brained Idea
  • Tim McGraw To Co-Star In New Movie Alongside Sandra Bullock
  • Monument Broadcasting Gets ‘Cool’ With Wilkenson’s Show
  • Hank Jr. Offers ‘Bailout Package’
  • Foneshow Offers Rotowire ‘Fantasy Focus’ Highlights
  • Matthews Adds A Handful
  • Sportscaster Les Keiter Dead At 89
  • Newsman Matt Quinn Dies

Radio Ink

  • THL’s Sperling: No ‘Blowup’ Coming For Clear Channel
  • Triton Digital Teams With AirKast
  • CBS Radio News, Spacial Audio Partner Offer News For ‘Net Radio
  • BIA: Station Sale Values Below $1 Billion In ’08
  • Emmis Radio Revenues Fall In Fiscal Q4
  • Goom Radio Gets New Funding
  • TRN Hosts Join Tax Day Tea Parties
  • GSMs Promoted At NRG/Omaha
  • Marketers Nominated For Radio Mercury Awards
  • Phillies Broadcaster Harry Kalas Dies At 73
  • Mega Media Bringing Pulse 87 To DC
  • Renda Opens Velocity Radio Management
  • Radio Webby Nominees Named
  • Rehr Asks Apple To Add FM To iPods
  • BlackBerry Users Heart IHeartRadio

FMQB

  • Rehr Pushes Apple For Radio In iPhones & iPods
  • BIA: Radio Needs To Diversify To Survive
  • NAB “Cautiously Optimistic” About Performance Royalty
  • Emmis Reports Down Radio Revenues
  • Goom Radio Raises Over $16 Million In Venture Capital
  • Pulse87 coming to D.C.
  • Clear Channel or Static Interference?
  • fan pays $20,000 to hang out with drummer Freese

Inside Radio

  • Selling strategy, then spots.
  • Radio gets 84 minutes a day.
  • Obama up for Radio Mercury Award.
  • BIA: Sale value plummets.
  • Political ads keep rolling.
  • Clear Channel likely to keep Arbitron.
  • Report: Senator sought SBS donations.
  • Phoenix’s KXAM says goodbye.
  • No worries if he breaks format.

Radio Business Report

  • NAB pushing for FM in iPhones
  • FMC wants FCC in the monitoring business
  • Web radio venture raises cash
  • Q1 down for Cox Radio
  • ECRESO introducing new FM transmitter product line
  • TRN hosts featured at Tax Day Tea Parties
  • Ex-Congressman, ex-con on the air
  • Tough quarter for Emmis
  • Phil Spector convicted of murder
  • Telos, Omnia & Axia present “Streaming Solution Center” at NAB
  • WONX doubles power, flips calls
  • GLR presents: Chivas vs. America
  • Yolanda Adams, Radio One Gospel stations raise $800K for St. Jude
  • Mega Media Group adding Pulse87 in DC
  • VA returns seized recording to WAMU

Radio Online

  • Third Circuit Court to Delay Ownership Decision
  • BIA Sees Growth in Radio Valuations with New Media
  • Triton Digital Partners with AirKast for Mobile Media
  • Liquid Compass Launches LC Pro Flash Media Player
  • Alice MacCormack Exits Press/Monmouth-Ocean as GSM
  • NRG/Omaha Ups Sam Coughlin to Director of Sales
  • WTGZ-FM Auburn, AL, Program Director Kevin Jackson returns to the airwaves from 5-7pm
  • WPTE (94.9 The Point)/Norfolk MD Heather Branch relinquishes music stripes to concentrate on mornings
  • Mark McCarthy exits AC WWDE-FM (2WD)/Norfolk, as MD/morning co-host
  • Theo Mason launches Blazin Productions Creative Services
  • WVLY-AM/Wheeling, WV, brings in former Ohio congressman Bob Ney for 1-3pm
  • WWST-FM (Star 102.1)/Knoxville Assistant PD/MD and afternoon personality Scott Bohannon is out
  • Jennifer Horn returns to Talk WSMN-FM/Nashua, NH
  • Denis Prior exits afternoons at AC WLHT-FM (Lite Rock 95.7)/Grand Rapids
  • Envision Radio’s adds WQBW-FM/Milwaukee as the newest affiliate to debut “The Rockin’ 70’s”
  • CBS Radio, Spacial to Offer Syndicated Programming

NTS Aircheck

  • Spacial Audio Pacts With CBS Radio News
  • Tomorrow Is “T” Day
  • Not Everyone On Board With Tea Party Protest
  • Guest Passes Out On Beck TV Show
  • India’s “Economic Times” Disses Rush Limbaugh
  • Harry Kalas Dies

Urbansite

  • Not Good: Radio Stations Values Sink in Q1
  • Arbitron – Huntsville, Greenville-New Bern
  • Airchecks – Kyle Street: Seeking Opportunities

All About Country

  • WSIX/Nashville Helps Tornado Victims
  • Stephen Cochran Video Shoot Today & Tomorrow
  • Scott Gaines Doing PM Drive In Paris, TX?
  • Annie Takes The Calls At WKOA/Lafayette, IN
  • Hank Jr Offers Americans The Bocephus Bailout Package
  • How About Writing A Feature Article?
  • Tim McGraw Co-Stars With Sandra Bullock In New Film
  • WCTK/Providence’s Storyteller Concert Raises $3K For Kids
  • Steve Wariner Releases Chet Atkins’ Tribute Album
  • Toby Keith Prepares For His 7th USO Tour
  • Dierks’ Sideways Video Hits iTunes
  • Denis ‘Catfish’ Miller Arrives In Rexburg, ID
  • 15 Year Old Seattle Boy ‘Channels’ Johnny Cash
  • KEEY/Minneapolis Drive Thru To Meet Jason Aldean
  • Miss Something? Use The AAC Archives
  • Jessica Harp’s Boy Like Me Video iTunes Video Of The Week
  • Dolly’s Backwoods Barbie Breaks Soundscan Top 10
  • Tracy Lawrence Golf Classic Next Monday
  • KKGO’s Charlie Cook Moves To L.A.–His Furniture Doesn’t
  • Reba’s Strange Is MediaBase’s Most-Added