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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 05-06-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Rehr Resigns. NAB President/CEO David Rehr has resigned radio ink
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Profitable First Quarter (23.2% decline in net revenue) yahoo
  • Arbitron deal with Clear Channel worth $69 million seattle pi
  • CBS focuses its online radio properties betanews
  • Michael Savage to sue Jacqui Smith over ban from Britain telegraph
  • Gail Austin Adds WFKS-FM/Jacksonville PD Duties radio online
  • Butch Charles among Syracuse Clear Channel employees recently laid off syracuse.com
  • Shannon Burke released from jail; wife files papers for protection from him orlando sentinel
  • Jay Severin Suspension, Week 2 — What Now? the inquisitr
  • Memorial Planned Today For Radio Host Erika Roman 13 central florida
  • Bustos: Royalty Could Be ‘Final Nail In The Coffin’ radio ink
  • Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act billboard
  • Spanish and Religious Radio Tired of RIAA’s Broken Record radio 2020
  • Crying Foul Over ‘Fairness’. Mandated advisory boards may soon help dictate radio content. wallstreet journal
  • U.S. Journalist Jailed In Iran Ends Hunger Strike npr
  • Radio Priest Off the Air After Scandalous Photos Surface fox news
  • TLRC urges shareholders to accept latest Hallwood bid mediaweek uk
  • Rogers gets approval to buy radio stations in Kingston canoe
  • Friedman Takes Over Nielsen BDS Radio Canada radio and records
  • Austereo digital head: Content will drive digital digital media au
  • Government interference of Radio Martí increases miami herald

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Profitable First Quarter On Revenue of $22.6 Million Reflecting Expense Management Initiatives yahoo
  • Univision to Release 2009 First Quarter Results and Host Conference Call on May 15, 2009 tmcnet
  • Arbitron deal with Clear Channel worth $69 million seattle pi
  • Cox Radio shareholders await another increase the deal
  • Getting Sirius: Satellite Radio Broadens Reach wall street journal
  • Note to Sirius XM: Use Buzz Words on Tomorrow’s Earnings Call seeking alpha
  • RBC Capital Anticipates ‘Dismal Subscriber Trends’ for Sirius XM seeking alpha
  • Sirius on the Move: Purely Technical? seeking alpha
  • 6 Ways OEM Metrics Impact Sirius XM seeking alpha
  • Keeping Sirius Emotions in Check seeking alpha
  • Radio Ad Spending Disappears in 2008… mel philips now and then
  • TNS: Radio Ad Spending Dropped Over 10% In ’08 fmqb
  • Ad market may be bouncing around the bottom business 247
  • Radio and Outdoor Advertising Look Risky barrons
  • More Money Heading to Online Ad Networks. Survey says 89% of markets will spend in the sector this year adweek
  • Hopeful sign: A stronger scatter market. Demand is up and cancellations down in third quarter media life
  • Disney Sees 46% Drop In Net Income broadcasting and cable
  • Economic downturn bad news for Sacramento media sacremento bee

Radio Programming: Tactics and Strategy
Radio Programming: Tactics and Strategy

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Rehr Resigns. NAB President/CEO David Rehr has resigned radio ink
  • San Diego Killed the Radio Star. San Diego-based radio talk-show hosts have suddenly become an endangered species, leaving listeners with few places to hear chatter dedicated to both local politics and national issues voice of san diego
  • ‘Portable People Meters’ Could Give Local Radio a Rude Awakening voice of san diego
  • Local radio station changes format. After a five-year run as Dayton’s flagship smooth jazz radio station, Clear Channel’s WDSJ-FM (106.5) has changed its format from jazz to country music. dayton daily news
  • Why more FM stations should switch to talk format smart brief
  • Layoffs Reported at Clear Channel. According to several sources, Clear Channel Communications has laid off 12 employees at its radio station cluster in Wheeling. state journal
  • Butch Charles among Syracuse Clear Channel employees recently laid off syracuse.com
  • Gail Austin Adds WFKS-FM/Jacksonville PD Duties radio online
  • Russ Egan Exits KYOT/Phoenix as Program Director radio online
  • It’s not only beach music at 1340 charleston city paper
  • Lions’ Jim Schwartz to appear on WRIF this morning mlive

News & PR

  • Savage response: barred shock jock vows to sue the independent
  • US Shock Jock Vows To Sue Home Secretary sky news
  • US talkshow host Michael Savage to sue Jacqui Smith over ban from Britain telegraph
  • I’ll sue Britain, says radio DJ news 24
  • US radio host Savage on list of extremists barred from Britain azstar
  • Authorities: Shannon Burke violated probation before shooting. Burke’s ex-wife also is granted an emergency petition limiting his contact to his daughter orlando sentinel
  • Photos Show Injuries To Former Radio Host’s Wife, Dog wftv orlando
  • Shannon Burke released from jail; wife files papers for protection from him orlando sentinel
  • Burke’s wife wants protection, describes night of shooting orlando sentinel
  • Real Radio Host Shannon Burke Posts Bond wftv orlando
  • Jay Severin Suspension, Week 2 — What Now? the inquisitr
  • Suspended radio host wants reinstatement after Mexican swine flu comments ocala.com
  • Memorial Planned Today For Radio Host Erika Roman 13 central florida
  • Radio host returns to court. One-time reporter is porn defendant concord monitor
  • Milwaukee Radio & TV News js online
  • In the studio with Jeriney, goddess of KRBZ 96.5’s Homegrown Buzz pitch
  • Radio station aims to be on air for summer. Last year Golden West Radio was granted a licence to open a FM radio station drumbeller mail
  • Marie Osmond seems to support same sex marriage during radio interview abc 4
  • WOMR radio station headed for a hootenanny in Provincetown wicked local
  • Dust Devils Ink Radio Partnership with Gap West our sports central
  • Radio contract dispute giving NH Sox fans static union leader

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Bustos: Royalty Could Be ‘Final Nail In The Coffin’ radio ink
  • Pittman on the differing roles of broadcast and Internet radio business report
  • Don’t Count Satellite Radio Out hear 2.0
  • On-Air Radio That Still Works inside music media
  • David Wins Out jacobs media blog
  • Radio Industry Sells Ads – Advertisers Buy Response audio graphics
  • Spanish and Religious Radio Tired of RIAA’s Broken Record radio 2020
  • “Five Good Years Left, If That” For Talk Radio? Talkers magazine’s Michael Harrison talks about the present and future of AM/FM radio with the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby. columbia journalism review
  • Can traditional media survive the third media revolution? silicon republic
  • About time, WTKK boston.com
  • Was Britain Wrong in Banning Right-Wing Shock Jock Michael Savage? Savage was included on a list of hate preachers and anti-gay protesters, but what about civil liberties in a modern democracy? alter net
  • Stopping Truth at the Border: Banning Michael Savage from Britain american daily
  • Michael Savage Proposes Jacqui Smith US Ban the spoof
  • Primitive discourse (Severin) weekly dig
  • DENNIS PRAGER: Be suspicious of those who would ‘transform’ America press telegram
  • Talk show host is no straight shooter. Shannon Burke, 43, who hosts the Shannon Burke Show on WTKS in Central Florida, sounds like a dangerous hothead to us. sun sentinel
  • So long, Shannon Burke orlando weekly
  • Crying Foul Over ‘Fairness’. Mandated advisory boards may soon help dictate radio content. wallstreet journal
  • Why the Fairness Doctrine is Unwanted gather
  • Media Matters: Media myths and falsehoods about the Supreme Court hnn
  • Colin Powell Bashes Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and GOP newsbusters
  • Is Rush Limbaugh an Anchor on a Sinking Clear Channel Radio? about
  • EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Limbaugh Mocks Recession During Speech To Wealthy Right-Wing Donors think progress

FCC & Legal

  • Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act billboard
  • Bill Would Grant Artists, Record Labels Some of Radio’s Take wall street journal
  • Missouri Radio Stations Brace for Royalty Bill nbc action news
  • Hispanic Broadcasters Rush Capitol Hill.Performance Royalty Act on the agenda radio and records
  • Google Counsel Praises Spectrum Inventory Bill. Bill would inventory radio spectrum looking to make sure it’s not denied to innovators broadcasting and cable
  • FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Part II: The FCC v. Pacifica case. volokh
  • Lessig vs. Warner Music: This Should Be Good harper studio
  • FCC Proposing Multiple National Soft Tests May 21 broadcasting and cable
  • FCC readies Southeast Texas for digital conversion kdfm
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

censorship the threat to silence talk radio

Censorship; The Threat to Silence Talk Radio

Public, Educational & Religious

  • After NPR cancels black-oriented programs, stations scramble to fill the gap reclaim the media
  • U.S. Journalist Jailed In Iran Ends Hunger Strike npr
  • NPR Wins Seven Webby Awards npr
  • Spanish radio program creates sense of home. Summit Public Radio hopes to improve radio signal next month summit daily news
  • NW community radio leaders speak up for Low-Power FM reclaim the media
  • Broadcaster Chuck Schaden signing off after 39 years daily herald
  • NPR’s top news manager to deliver Knight Lecture stanford news
  • DSC Launches Classical Radio Station utah main street business journal
  • Man on the Mic: UO Baseball Radio Announcer Brian Prawitz nr today
  • Radio Priest Off the Air After Scandalous Photos Surface fox news
  • Popular Miami priest out at parish, radio station after photos surface of him embracing woman wtkr
  • Scandalous Photos Surface Of Fla.’s ‘Father Oprah’ newsnet5
  • Radio Priest in Photo Scandal nbc action news
  • Beach photos land priest Alberto Cutié in hot water with church miami herald
  • Church, radio station help fire victims news 8 austin
  • United Methodists launch $20 million ad campaign florida ap
  • Teen takes on media. A 19-year-old from Yuba City who’ll graduate from college this month targeted media bias as part of an event Tuesday that drew national broadcasters and 1,500 visitors to a Christian university. appeal democrat

Streaming & Tech

  • CBS Combines Online Radio Assets, Last.fm mediaweek
  • CBS Interactive Hears the Music mediapost
  • CBS focuses its online radio properties. CBS has formed a new business unit called the CBS Interactive Music Group, which rounds up more than 100 sites and 400 stations and combines them with AOL Radio, Yahoo LaunchCast, and Last.fm under a single governing body. betanews
  • CBS Creates Unit for Digital Music Properties click z
  • Last.fm Launches New Online Radio Player: Adds Combo Stations and Slideshows read write web
  • NEWS CORP. STUDIES WEB CONTENT PLATFORMS ny post
  • Labels dissatisfied with MySpace Music performance cnet
  • Social Media Use in U.K. Set to Surge adweek
  • More Money Heading to Online Ad Networks. Survey says 89% of markets will spend in the sector this year adweek
  • Radio stations: The science behind tuning in the ithaca journal
  • Traditional media dominate Webby winners, refuting death knell eflux media
  • Jimmy Fallon, NPR win at 2009 Webby Awards wdam
  • NPR Wins Seven Webby Awards radio and records
  • iTunes: prices up, revenue down? Talking Heads and Long Tails the register
  • FTC investigates Google, Apple for being successful industry standard
  • 3G wireless radio coming to MacBooks this summer? macworld
  • Amazing Grace: How Tweet the Sound? truth justice all that stuff
  • Sirius Radio (SIRI) Opens Up to Social Media media bistro
  • Ad Creative That Works For Social Media media post
  • 8-Bit FM Internet Radio Station ubergizmo
  • Enco Systems Adds Twitter capability to Padapult radio magazine
  • European Commission Acts On Internet Rights billboard
  • Indie Ranch Media Subsidiary NetMix Broadcasting to Pursue Opportunity With Traditional Radio Stations as Part of Expanded Strategy market wire

No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming
No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Banned Shock Jock: Home Sec Is A Lunatic sky news
  • Jacqui’s latest blunder: U.S. shock-jock to sue ‘lunatic witch’ Smith for banning him from Britain mail online
  • Jacqui Smith helps raise profile of US shock jock Michael Savage utv
  • TLRC urges shareholders to accept latest Hallwood bid mediaweek uk
  • Non-executive recommends offer for Silk FM owner crains manchester business
  • NME Radio set for launch on DAB guardian
  • Lowestoft pupils take to the airwaves the advertiser
  • Commercial radio awards unveiled mediaweek uk
  • Bauer and Global lead commercial radio awards broadcast now
  • Bauer leads commercial radio awards shortlist with 12 nominations guardian
  • Key 103 shines at Arqiva nominations. Manchester’s Key 103 dominated the nominations for the 2009 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, with nods in three key categories. music week
  • Nominations for Arqiva Awards radio today
  • Global and Capital have a Ball radio today
  • Show Prep website goes live radio today
  • West Somerset licence available radio today
  • Radio Oxford presenter to leave oxford mail
  • Bono’s Elvis poem set for radio broadcast belfast telegraph
  • Broadcaster jumps ship into shark-infested political waters independent ie

Canada

  • Rogers gets approval to buy radio stations in Kingston canoe
  • CRTC approves takeover of Kingston Radio stations digital home
  • Rogers Receives CRTC Approval on Purchase of Ontario Stations broadcaster
  • Friedman Takes Over Nielsen BDS Radio Canada radio and records
  • CRTC Provides Clarifications on Content Development Contributions for Radio broadcaster
  • Corus’ exploremusic.com Launches “Found on MySpace” Musician Contest broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

  • Austereo digital head: Content will drive digital digital media au
  • Has radio’s future passed? Fifteen years after it was first proposed, digital radio is almost here. Has it come too late, asks Jock Given in this interview with Peter Clarke inside story au
  • DAB+ digital radio switched on in Perth. Four more capital cities to follow by 30 May pc world
  • Radio has ear to ground weekly times now au
  • A kick start into radio. Young people who want a career in broadcasting are invited to apply for the next intake of the Wellington Access Radio Youth Certificate in Broadcasting. scoop nz
  • Aircheck India adds Coimbatore to radio monitoring services radio and music
  • Radio Mirchi to help promote Kerala Tourism express buzz
  • Congo shuts down French radio frequency iol
  • Government interference of Radio Martí increases miami herald
  • Cuba Denounces US Broadcasts Against the Island cuban news agency
  • Lewdness, vulgarity on radio. Former speaker-turned-talk-show host: Ariti Jankie South Bureau trinidad express

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Hispanic Broadcasters Rush Capitol Hill. Performance Royalty Act on the agenda
  • Friedman Takes Over Nielsen BDS Radio Canada
  • Piolin, Obama Share Oval Office Wonderment
  • CC Renews Diary Ratings Deal With Arbitron For 105 Markets
  • Update: Clear Channel Cuts Grow
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 5, 2009
  • TNS: Media Spend Down 4.1% in 2008
  • Survey: Alternative, Classic Rock Fans Embrace Social Networking
  • Spacial Audio Pacts With Regent
  • Sony Music Entertainment To Bulk Up Artist Web Sites
  • Albuquerque Gets Less Hot
  • Statement On Severin
  • NPR Wins Seven Webby Awards
  • Niagara Gets Duo In, Well, Niagara Area
  • Orlando Host Shoots Wife, Dog
  • Schaefer Nabs Island Records Post
  • Cinco De FM-Talk
  • Stardome Announces Affiliate Agreements For ‘El Genio’
  • Coleman Insights Offers Video Of PPM Webinar
  • Gray Upped To RCA Senior VP/Pop Promotion
  • Marella Goes Konvict; Glassman Sr. VP At Uni Motown
  • Court To Review CBS Indecency Fine
  • D’Agostino Heads Glassnote Records Promotion
  • Catino Now President Of Stroudavarious

All Access

  • Beasley Q1 Revs Drop 23.2%
  • Ex-WTKS Host Burke Free On Bond
  • Paula Abdul Comes Clean About Painkillers
  • WSJ: Sirius iPhone App Has Listeners Excited
  • Cuban Gov’t Ups Jamming Of Radio Marti Again
  • Price For New ‘Wibbage’: $1.475 Million
  • Danny Buch Takes One For The Team
  • KUBE Is Styles-in’
  • Local Radio Co. Tells Shareholders To Take Hallwood Bid… Again
  • Image Ent Chooses UMG For Distribution
  • Live Nation Renews Deal With Budweiser
  • StreetPulse: Dylan’s Still On Top
  • Paisley Says Wife Dreamed Of Having A Boy Named Jasper
  • Contract Dispute Keeps Sox Off Manchester’s ‘Game’
  • AgWatch Owner Crawford Sets Congressional Bid
  • Tri-City Dust Devils Pick Up New Radio Flagship
  • Tom Kent Adds Seven
  • Drew Hall Gets More Business

Radio Ink

  • Bustos: Royalty Could Be ‘Final Nail In The Coffin’
  • Savage Not Welcome In The UK
  • Coleman Offers Video Of PPM Webinar
  • Smyth: ‘What Makes A Customer A Partner?’
  • Bohannon Re-Ups With Westwood One
  • TNS: Radio Spending Down Double Digits In ’08
  • Regent Signs With Spacial Audio
  • CBS Creates New Interactive Music Group
  • More Details On Arbitron-Clear Channel Deal
  • Clear Channel, Arbitron Make A (Partial) Deal
  • Forecast: Mobile Advertising Will Grow 36% In ’09
  • Yangaroo Granted Patent On Digital Distribution
  • Supreme Court: Lower Court Must Look Again At ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’
  • Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Senate Support
  • Spanish Radio Leaders Gather To Oppose Performance Royalty
  • Jacobs Survey: Social Networking On The Rise

FMQB

  • Clear Channel Re-Ups With Arbitron
  • CBS Sets Up Interactive Music Group
  • Spanish-Language Radio Takes On Performance Royalty
  • TNS: Radio Ad Spending Dropped Over 10% In ’08
  • Garrett Schaefer named VP of Marketing for Island,
  • Changes at CC-Jacksonville
  • Greg “rampages” into KNDD
  • Mancow adds 5 new affiliates
  • Performance royalty fight continues
  • Peter Smyth: “Pick your partners”
  • Early results on iTunes variable pricing
  • Twitter emerges as viable music marketing channel

Inside Radio

  • Budget cuts put vendors on a diet.
  • CBS rolls up online music divisions.
  • Congress may neuter racy ads.
  • Michael Savage takes on the UK.
  • Court slashes Chrysler’s ad budget.
  • Clear Channel cuts millions in Arbitron costs.
  • Ron Santo may turn to bronze.
  • Audio Architecture goes online.
  • Indie rep firm Tacher grows.

Radio Business Report

  • Clear Channel renews Arbitron in some, but not all, markets
  • Spanish broadcasters to battle performance fees
  • Michael Savage banned from the UK
  • Clear Channel will write bigger check to Arbitron
  • Dog shooter now unemployed
  • Hispanic broadcasters hold tax protest
  • Scripps CEO sees “season of opportunity”
  • Westwood One reups with Jim Bohannon
  • Citadel Media expanding “Tu Vida Es Mi Vida con Maria Marín”
  • Richmonders mad about another syndicated morning show
  • NY Times story warns of Clear Channel default
  • FMC: Majors still dominate the airwaves
  • Severin suspended at WTKK
  • Compass announces NFL Sunday sked
  • Bob & Sheri dials into new home in Naples

Radio Online

  • Arbitron, Clear Channel Sign Multi-Year Agreement
  • Britain Groups Savage with Radicals Not Welcome
  • Gail Austin Adds WFKS-FM/Jacksonville PD Duties
  • CBS Establishes The CBS Interactive Music Group
  • Russ Egan Exits KYOT/Phoenix as Program Director
  • FCC Order Aims to Improve Minority Data Collection
  • TNS Says Total Ad Spending Declined 4.1% in 2008
  • Spacial Audio to Power Regent Stations and Hubs
  • Greg Rampage joins Entercom Alternative KNDD-FM (107.7 The End)/Seattle for afternoons
  • KNRJ-FM (101.1 The Beat)/Phoenix adds syndicated Big Boy’s Neighborhood
  • WGN-AM/Chicago PD Wes Bleed exits the News/Talk outlet after 25 years with the station
  • Arnie Spanier returns to Phoenix on Sports KDUS-AM (The Fan)
  • KXAM-AM/Phoenix shuts down and goes dark
  • KABQ-FM/Albuquerque flips to Classic Country
  • Jordan returns to CHR WFKS-FM (97.9 Kiss FM)/Jacksonville
  • TRN-FM’s “The Mancow Show” adds five new affiliates

NTS Aircheck

  • Calling All Marconi Nominees
  • Banned In Britain
  • Still Banned In Boston
  • Ousted In O-Town
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • More Braggin’ Rights

Urbansite

  • Arbitron – Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Shreveport
  • Airchecks – J. Hall Seeking Opportunity On-Air

All About Country

  • In A ‘Twit’ About Social Networking Sites?
  • Overheard In The AAC Vent Section
  • Jeff Davis Takes Over Promotion At Cold River Records
  • 9 to 5 The Musical Snags 4 Tony Nominations
  • CBS Aggregates All Online Music Properties
  • Brad Paisley Gets American Saturday Night Ready
  • WUBE Gives Cincinnati A Taste Of COUNTRY
  • Burns & Poe Set To Burn Up The Airwaves
  • Singers Sought To Open For Neal McCoy
  • Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me Mediabase Most-Added
  • Adam Gregory Scores Big-Screen Acting Role
  • Buzz Brainard Joins Suzanne On GAC Nights Radio
  • More Poop On PPM From The Conclave
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