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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 04-29-1009


Radio Headlines:

  • Cox Enterprises boosts offer for Cox Radio atlanta business journal
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09 radio and records
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2009 First Quarter Results May 6 yahoo
  • Santa comes early to 105.5 KJZN Fresno. stunting with Christmas Music radio insight
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD radio online
  • WCKY adds Dan Patrick, Fox Sports Radio cincinnati.com
  • KNX and KFWB take divergent paths la times
  • Singer Tony Bennett wants pay for play on radio msnbc
  • Obituary: Erik Selby / Radio programmer turned to farming in recent years post gazette
  • Former UNLV star, radio announcer Gondrezick dies kfmb san diego
  • Prominent motorsports journalist David Poole dies at 50 the cw arkansas
  • Breaking Down the Clear Channel Firings inside music media
  • More Triple-A That Really Rocks the infinite dial
  • Supreme Court backs FCC: fleeting f-bombs can be punished ars technica
  • Iran denies that Saberi is on hunger strike inforum
  • Broadcasters, small webcasters face April 30th royalty deadline rain
  • BBC plans local media partnerships mediaweek uk
  • Ofcom’s three new licensees radio today
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • Has Jamie done his dash in the morning ratings? couriermail au

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Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Clear Channel cutting 590 radio jobs yahoo
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09 radio and records
  • Clear Channel Communications Cuts 590 Radio Workers bloomberg
  • Clear Channel Radio Axes Corporate Marketing media daily news
  • Cox Enterprises boosts offer for Cox Radio atlanta business journal
  • Cox Enterprises raises bid for Cox Radio market watch
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc. to Increase Tender Offer Price for Cox Radio to $4.80 per Share and Extend Offer yahoo
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc., by Bull & Lifshitz LLP — CXR yahoo
  • Beasley Broadcast Group to Report 2009 First Quarter Results and Host Webcast On May 6 yahoo
  • A Rare Opportunity to Gain Inside Perspective on Liberty’s Sirius Investment seeking alpha
  • Buffett fingered media’s financial woes radio business report
  • 3 Jacksonville radio stations going to Family Broadcasting jacksonville.com
  • Contract signed for KCOH. Michael Petrizzo’s Urban/Talk KCOH-AM in Houston is heading out of the commercial realm and into the hands of a religious owner who will be picking up his first station radio business report
  • WPP’s Q1 Revenue Tumbles Nearly 6% media buyer planner

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Clear Channel cuts include V103’s Troi Tyler, Irene Mojica chicago tribune
  • Radio ‘bloodbath’: Clear Channel cuts 3 black female DJs chicago sun times
  • Clear Channel cuts more local radio staff. Clear Channel Communications Inc. today reportedly laid off a handful people at its Twin Cities’ radio stations, including six local on-air personalities minneapolis st paul business journal
  • Dan Barreiro sidekick Joe “Mr. Phunn” Anderson out at KFAN as Clear Channel cuts at 4 stations twin cities
  • Clear Channel cuts: KFAN’s Mr. Phunn, KTLK’s Perry, KOOL’s Donovan minn post
  • Brian and Joe, Trivisonno sidekicks Marty ‘Big Daddy’ Allen and Paul Rado lose radio jobs cleveland.com
  • Radio veterans Brian and Joe (WMVX), Allen and Rado (WTAM) laid off by Clear Channel cleveland.com
  • Popular Cleveland Radio Team Off The Air fox 8 cleveland
  • Long-Time Radio Personalities Let Go At Clear Channel. Some familiar radio voices are now off the air, victims of the latest round of cuts within Clear Channel Radio Corp. newsnet5 cleveland
  • Clear Channel cuts Cincinnati programs, jobs cincinatti business courier
  • Clear Channel cuts announced. Clear Channel Communications Inc., which owns six radio stations in the Pittsburgh area, wouldn’t specify Tuesday where employees are being laid off pittsburgh tribune
  • Clear Channel makes more radio cuts. Among those shown the door in this wave is Jeff Lynn, program director for WRIT-FM (95.7) and WQBW-FM (97.3). milwaukee journal sentinel
  • Clear Channel layoffs hit Milwaukee stations journal sentinel
  • Clear Channel: A couple more names. Scott Aebly’s WRIT-FM (95.7) 7-midnight show is another casualty of the Clear Channel cuts. journal sentinel
  • More layoffs at Clear Channel. Clear Channel of Colorado today announced the layoffs of 24 staffers, more than half of them part-time employees, as part of a series of national cutbacks by the parent corporation. denver post
  • Source: 23 more layoffs at Clear Channel Denver denver westword
  • KBME, Channel 13 lay off sports workers houston chronicle
  • Radio personalities let go. Among other notable on-air personalities who got cut: Bubba “Whoopass” Wilson of the Monsters in the Morning, of Real Radio 104.1 and the Shot Doctor of 540 AM. my fox orlando
  • WFUS-FM fires morning DJ Skip Mahaffey, three others tampabay.com
  • Clear Channel continues to make staffing cuts sign on san diego
  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Jobs. Another round of job cuts at Clear Channel radio stations including an on-air personality who has been a voice at 570 WKBN Radio for 40 years. wfmj youngstown
  • Clear Channel lays off more Tucson radio-station workers arizona star net
  • Clear Channel Radio has more layoffs. Tom Glade, vice president and market manager in Wichita, says he can’t say how many layoffs there were. kansas.com
  • Longtime Radio Newscaster Falls Victim to Corporate Cuts 33wytv
  • Clear Channel lays off nearly 600; effect on BR stations not disclosed baton rouge advocate
  • Clear Channel cuts 590 jobs systemwide in Oklahoma news oklahoma
  • Clear Channel Radio cuts staff. The Rochester radio market wasn’t immune to the latest round of layoffs at Clear Channel Radio. rochester post bulletin
  • Clear Channel to cut another 590 jobs des moines register
  • Mike Fleming Laid Off by Clear Channel memphis flyer
  • Mike Fleming Booted off. Clear Channel Lays Off 500 my fox memphis
  • Lexington Radio Personalities Among Cuts wkyt
  • KSSK-AM radio lays off veteran Dick Wainwright honolulu star bulletin
  • Changes To Clear Channel Hawaii Radio Stations kgmb9 honolulu
  • Company Shakes Up HI Radio Teams. Wild, Hammer Head To Island 98.5 kitv
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  • Major Clear Channel Layoffs radio insight
  • Santa comes early to 105.5 KJZN Fresno. Wilks Broadcasting Smooth Jazz 105.5 KJZN Fresno has begun stunting with Christmas Music in preparation of a format change on Friday, May 1. radio insight
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu radio and records
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD radio online
  • WCKY adds Dan Patrick, Fox Sports Radio cincinnati.com
  • KNX and KFWB take divergent paths. The sister radio stations will concentrate on breaking news and entertainment, respectively. la times
  • KFWB has a deal for you. The news station has started running round-the-clock infomercials on the weekends. la times
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins radio and records
  • Mancow’ show coming to 1490AM, 102.1FM on weekday mornings daily press

News & PR

  • Singer Tony Bennett wants pay for play on radio msnbc
  • Obituary: Erik Selby / Radio programmer turned to farming in recent years post gazette
  • Former UNLV star, radio announcer Gondrezick dies. The UNLV sports world is mourning the death of former Runnin’ Rebels star and basketball radio announcer Glen Gondrezick of complications following a heart transplant. kfmb san diego
  • Prominent motorsports journalist David Poole dies at 50 the cw arkansas
  • Sideshow: Little Steven speaks on Phila. radio philly.com
  • New York Times: Getting Out of Radio? seeking alpha
  • Even if George Gimarc Has to Do It Alone, He Won’t Let The Edge’s 20th Go Unnoticed dallas observer
  • Radio personality jailed after missing area appearances. Captain Janks, a prankster featured on the Howard Stern show, is accused of deceiving bar owners out of money. philly burbs
  • Local radio engineer receives national recognition. Kindred Communications engineer Cameron Smith was named to Radio Ink magazine’s “30 Most Admired Engineers in Radio” list for 2009. huntington herald dispatch
  • KPQ Radio transmitter under repair wenatchee world
  • DMC names a new chief of human resources deseret news
  • Radio station tower hearing on hold. pike county courier
  • Q&A with Dr. Ruth. The diminutive sex therapist wants you to do your Kegels. timeout ny
  • Talk-N-Angles, Radio Talk Show Hires Wehringer & Co. to Lead their Social Marketing Initiative pitch engine
  • Local radio station sponsors rock art show the cary news

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OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Supreme Court Upholds F.C.C.’s Shift to a Harder Line on Indecency on the Air ny times
  • Supreme Court Rules that Government Can Fine for ‘Fleeting Expletives’ washington post
  • Ban on foul talk upheld for TV. High court backs FCC crackdown on ‘fleeting expletives’ chicago tribune
  • Supreme Court backs FCC: fleeting f-bombs can be punished ars technica
  • Notice of Filing of Class Action Against Cox Radio, Inc., by Bull & Lifshitz LLP — CXR yahoo
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • Iran denies that Saberi is on hunger strike inforum
  • Media Group Manager Steps Down. Arick Wierson, the general manager of NYC Media Group, the city entity that oversees the city’s cable and broadcast television stations and FM radio station, has stepped down to produce a documentary film ny times
  • Sarah Jessica Parker helps WNYC unveil new live performance space ny daily news
  • NPR’s Michele Norris Named Journalist of the Year by Black Journalists Group pr newswire
  • NPR Reports on Obama’s First 100 Days Through Citizens’ Stories poynter online
  • Chris Tucker to address TC graduating class daily home
  • Regents pull plug on WFUM. Sliding revenue leads to closing michigan times
  • CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rochester’s Vital Organs rochester city newspaper
  • New radio station to feature all gospel charleston daily mail
  • Ramsey’s message heard at LifeSong marshall tribune

Streaming & Tech

  • Broadcasters, small webcasters face April 30th royalty deadline rain
  • Local web revenue begins to favor local media george reed’s radio tv
  • Kagan Summit: Internet Radio Ad Sales Soar radio 2020
  • RIAA settles for $7,000 after 4 years pursuing NY mum. Because I’m worth it the register
  • iTunes DRM spat pits EFF against Apple industry standard
  • Intertek Announces Partnership with iBiquity Digital Corporation for HD Radio(TM) Receiver Certification individual.com
  • ACA: Metered Bandwidth Pricing Is Coming broadcasting and cable
  • Twitter users not sticking around: Nielsen yahoo
  • Broadcast live from any mobile phone with ipadio mobile wire
  • Virgin mobile launches vJazz. A new handset that carries vMusic, which enables free unlimited music downloads ciol
  • Survey Documents Equipment Market Changes. The transition of broadcast media from terrestrial to Web-based is well underway, although progress is slowed somewhat by the economic climate. radio world

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • BBC plans local media partnerships mediaweek uk
  • ‘I haven’t drunk since autumn… now I want to see my kids and get back on the radio,’ says shamed DJ Andy Kershaw mail online
  • Ofcom awards 3 new community radio licenses in Bedfordshire telecompaper
  • Ofcom’s three new licensees radio today
  • A Bridge too far? BOSSES at Stourbridge radio station The ‘Bridge say they will appeal after Dudley Council turned down their application for a new mast. stourbridge news
  • Cotswold community radio station launches woman’s show cotswold journal
  • Radio 1’s Sara Cox ready to boogie at Big Weekend this is wiltshire
  • Radio review guardian
  • RSL in Big trouble with Ofcom radio today
  • UBC does better than expected radio today
  • Rutland Radio goes off key radio today

Canada

  • Rogers Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results individual.com
  • Rogers’ Q1 Revenue Grows 5% broadcaster magazine
  • CRTC Chairman Says Fee-For-Carriage Still Needs Justification broadcaster magazine
  • Radio NL soon to be FM. When most businesses are cutting costs wherever possible, Merritt Broadcasting is kicking it up a notch by making a substantial investment to go FM with Radio NL. bc local news
  • CHUM-FM Accused of Censorship. Canada’s largest radio station refuses to play Canadian Labour Congress ad about workplace deaths marketwire
  • Locals work toward new radio station. There is a growing movement in the South Cariboo to start up a new community-based commercial radio station. 100 mile free press

Asia/Africa/Oceana

  • Has Jamie done his dash in the morning ratings? RUMOURS are flying about the future of 4BC’s super-hyped acquisition Jamie Dunn, after some less-than-stellar ratings in past weeks. couriermail au
  • ‘Raped by tokolosh’: Broadcast Complaints Commission clears Free State radio DJ after contentious interview the witness za
  • Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Dalits in India new kerala
  • BBC: BBC Arabic partnership with MSN Arabia goes live individual.com
  • Nigeria Broadcast Agency Fines Radio Station NGN500,000 -Report nasdaq
  • Somalia: Journalists Freed And Radio Station Allowed Operating all africa
  • Kofi Jumah sues Radio Gold, Raymond Archer, et al joy online
  • Nigeria: Fallen Mast Cripples Three Radio Stations all africa
  • Police To Have Special Slot In Perak Radio FM bernama

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Clear Channel Radio Cuts Another 3% Nearly 2,500 laid off in ’09
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Single Utterances Of Indecency
  • CCR Eliminates Corporate Marketing Department
  • Hunter Takes Over 89X Reins
  • NNB CEO Benedetti Resigns
  • R&R Offers Career-Stimulus
  • Whaley Cut At VRE/Honolulu
  • Stock Market Snapshot: April 28, 2009
  • Ashton & WFAS Break Up
  • Mahaffey Exits WFUS, Catfish Coming
  • Fresno Smooth Jazz Goes Xmas
  • Street Talk: Fedele Turns Off The Lite
  • Sales Pros Get Online Growth Opportunities In Spring
  • Norris Named Journalist Of The Year By NABJ
  • More On New Fairness Coalition
  • Survey: Rockers Want iPod Connectivity In New Cars
  • Moody’s Cuts Emmis’ Rating
  • New York’s Jazz Festival Loses Sponsor
  • Citadel Media Launches New Strategy

All Access

  • Clear Channel’s Disenfranchised Staffers
  • Cox Radio Buyout Offer Increased; Another Suit Filed
  • NAB Floods DC Metro Station With Ads
  • Stern Prankster ‘Captain Janks’ Jailed
  • Price Revealed For Five Station Billings Deal
  • KRKO License To Cover Draws More Opposition
  • Power Surge Knocks KPQ Off Air
  • Lance Tidwell Resigns From Southern Star Broadcasting
  • Brock Whaley Out At KPOI, VRE
  • Hay … KCAL Gets New Promo Dir.
  • 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Will Heat Up Las Vegas
  • StreetPulse: Dylan Debuts #1
  • Sharpton, Ballentine Add Atlanta, Birmingham
  • Tim McGraw Stops At Red Light
  • Taylor Swift Visits The Land Of The Jayhawks
  • KMLE To Present ‘Guitars And Guacamole’
  • Julianne Hough & Chuck Wicks Eliminated From DWTS
  • Hosts Announced For Country Weekly Fashion Show
  • Keith Urban Needs Name For Webisode Series
  • Line-up Announced For Froggyfest 2009
  • Taylor And Julianne Are Most Beautiful
  • Lindsey Roznovsky Campaigns To Be LLS Woman Of The Year
  • Miller Fills In At WGN
  • St. Paul Saints Back On WLOL
  • NASCAR Reporter, Sirius Host David Poole Dies
  • UNLV’s Glen Gondrezick Dead At 53
  • Holy Employment Batman!

Radio Ink

  • Another Round Of Cuts At Clear Channel
  • Updated: Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s ‘Fleeting Expletives’ Policy
  • Group Radio Centro Sees Revs Rise In Q1
  • Tama Receiver Sells Jacksonville Stations
  • Fisher Radio Revenues Down In Q1
  • Citadel Media Lays Out New Lifestyle Segments
  • WSJ Radio Network Thrives As Paper’s Circulation Rises
  • It’s Christmas In Fresno
  • NPR’s Norris Named NABJ’s Journalist Of The Year
  • RAB, BMI, MIWs Accepting Scholarship Applications
  • Pandora Picks Ando Media Measurement
  • Live365 Gets An iPhone App

FMQB

  • Supreme Court Backs FCC On Fleeting Expletives
  • Clear Channel Reportedly Lays Off 3 Percent Of Workforce
  • NNB Sells Five Stations To BMG Billings
  • Dave Hunter named PD at 89X
  • The vinyl record renaissance continues

Inside Radio

  • UPDATE: Cox raises buyout by a buck.
  • Indecency status quo.
  • Clear Channel restructuring goes deeper.
  • Keep in touch with radio.
  • PDs picking from talent menu.
  • Consultant: Radio needs pandemic plan.
  • Fisher Radio down 29%.
  • How many listen to Channel 6?

Radio Business Report

  • Cox Radio buyout offer boosted
  • New round of firings at Clear Channel
  • AMEX, Delta SkyMiles launch multimedia effort
  • “Cita con el Doctor” details Swine Flu
  • New round of Clear Channel layoffs
  • Jacobs survey looks at auto buyers
  • WTKK PD gets Judy Jarvis Memorial Award
  • “Kung Pao 100.5 stunting over—now CHR

Radio Online

  • Clear Channel Radio Budget Cuts Target 590 Jobs
  • Supreme Court Backs FCC on Fleeting Expletives
  • New York Times May Sell Classical WQXR/New York
  • Brian Anthony Exits WMKS (Kiss)/Greensboro as PD
  • CCR Suspends Matching 401k Funds for Employees
  • Tama Receiver Sells Three Jacksonville Stations
  • Clear Channel Eliminates Corporate Marketing Dept.
  • RAB Partners With Borrell for New Webinar Series
  • Skip Mahaffey exits mornings at Country WFUS-FM
  • WQBW-FM (97.3 The Brew) and Variety Hits WRIT-FM (My 95-7)/Milwaukee PD Jeff Lynn is out
  • Brian & Joe exit Hot AC WMVX-FM (Mix 106.5)/Cleveland
  • WLW-AM “SportsTalk” host Paul Daugherty has been laid off and will be replaced by Lance McAlister from sister WCKY-AM
  • Tommy Bodean is out at CHR WNOK-FM/Columbia, SC
  • KFAN-AM/Minneapolis afternoon sidekick is out over budget cuts, along with News/Talk KTLK-FM morning talk host Langdon Perry and newscaster Danielle Hitching
  • KUSS-FM/San Diego PD/morning man Mike O’Brian is out WTKS-FM/Orlando morning co-host Bubba Wilson is out

NTS Aircheck

  • Is Your Station Prepared For Swine Flu?
  • Supremes Uphold FCC Ban On “Dirty Words”
  • Talk Hosts Declare “Don’t Touch My Dial!”
  • So, Who Attended That “Talk Summit?”
  • Levin Says Thanks A Million
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • Insite – President Obama gets no love from Fox News, and that’s just fine
  • Insite – Swine Influenza (Flu)
  • Insite – Political Game Changer: Arlen Spector Makes a Switch
  • News – Clear Channel Chicago Departures VAZ and GCI
  • Arbitron – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Buffalo
  • Airchecks – Kelvin “K Dubb” Washington
  • News – KJ Bland Out at Clear Channel Greensboro
  • News – Mike Epps & Star 94.5 mid-day diva JoJo
  • News – Clear Channel 590 Employees Gone
  • Arbitron – Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis

All About Country

  • Murray Kentucky’s 13th Annual FroggyFest Set
  • What’s Goin’ On In Tampa?
  • Cox Media Offers $4.80/Share For Cox Radio
  • Country Weekly Fashion Show Set For June 10th
  • Tim McGraw Changes Managers
  • Lance Tidwell Leaves Southern Star Broadcasting
  • Arbitron Continues Winter Book Releases
  • KYGO/Denver’s Catfish Hunter Heads For Tampa
  • Bucky Covington Visits WIVK/Knoxville
  • Jamice Jennings Leaves Cold River Records
  • Mike Borchetta Joins Way Out West Team
  • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Delivers Piano To H.S. Students
  • Clear Channel Cuts Some More
  • Randy Travis Gets Dove Award
  • We Got Jobs!
  • Mac McAnally Donates You First Royalties
  • Oak Ridge Boys On QVC Tonight
  • New Father/Son Duo Releases First Single
  • Due West Starts Bigger Than Me Records
  • Darius & Taylor Share Mediabase Most-Added
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