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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 05-20-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Cox Radio Goes Private mediaweek
  • Cox Enterprises Completes Tender Offer for Cox Radio yahoo
  • Someone Is Finally Listening to Sirius XM Shareholders seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM Stock Action: Typical for Penny Land 4 comments seeking alpha
  • CBS Radio’s Mason Sees Improved Ad Sales mediaweek
  • CBS Radio chief says ad sales recovering, thanks in part to online streams rain
  • Clear Channel hears bankruptcy’s song? the deal
  • The Looming Meltdown at Clear Channel Communications… digital music news
  • Economic tailspin batters local TV: Did you see the news? Ratings, ad revenue continue to plunge. individual.com
  • Tisch keeps on buying Saga shares radio business report
  • Liberty Mutual Starts Digital Search adweek
  • Warner Music reworks debt terms for flexibility reuters

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • Ron Stone Appointed General Manager of Salem Media of Minneapolis yahoo
  • KSWD-FM/Los Angeles Elevates Lucille Fortunato radio online
  • Nikki Nite, who’s installed as the new APD/MD/afternoon goddess at Entercom hot AC KAMX (Mix 94.7)/Austin radio and records
  • Darlene Kemery has been appointed as Sales Manager for Olympia’s KGY Radio. Kemery south sound business examiner
  • Monthly live radio show introduced. Kingston Springs rockabilly artist Ronnie Lee Twist entertained a live radio audience from Pleasant View’s Coach House on Friday as WQSV 790 AM rocked the world with its Pleasant View sock hop. ashland city times

News & PR

  • Clear Channel Radio Kicks Off Initiative to Assist Unemployed Listeners yahoo
  • KOA-AM to run radio resumes for job seekers trangle business journal
  • Clear Channel to offer radio resumes san antonio business journal
  • Hopkinton man takes out radio ad to find job wicked local
  • Arbitron Delays New York PPM Over Data Entry Error radio online
  • New Jersey Broadcasters Support PPM Inquiry fmqb
  • Patrick Swayze’s not dead … but did a local radio station say he was? jacksonville news
  • Radio promotion creates traffic jam. A radio station created a traffic jam on Crystal Drive in south Fort Myers Tuesday morning by selling gas for 99 cents a gallon.nbc news fort myers
  • SIRIUS XM Radio Delivers Bountiful Sports Buffet for Memorial Day Weekend yahoo
  • Milwaukee Talks: Jammin’ 98.3 DJ Antonio Criss on milwaukee
  • Guest list to prosecutor’s radio show includes victim rights advocate, state rep. the county press
  • Pool party Wednesday, hosted by Penn’s Peak radio, benefits S. Hill burn victim times news
  • Chicago Cubs bid: Tom Ricketts offers perks for celebrities willing to invest up to $25 million chicago tribune
  • Questions remain about future of WAMO radio after its sale pittsburgh post gazette
  • On the Air: Dermony layoff cuts deep into local radio pj star
  • Chicago’s top journalists to discuss the future of the news biz chicago sun times
  • Local newscasts do more with less pittsburgh post gazette
  • Autoglass first ever LGC radio campaign utalk marketing

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Opinion: A Deep Look Into The Radio Performance Royalty Bill Part I cybergrass
  • Opinion: A Deep Look Into The Radio Performance Royalty Bill Part II cybergrass
  • The first step in making radio advertising accountable hear 2.0
  • Trouble Ahead for Car Radio inside music media
  • Better To Spotlight The Hog Than Hog The Spotlight infinite dial
  • The End of KKSF infinite dial
  • Politically Speaking jacobs media
  • Radio: The RIAA’s performance royalty glee john gorman
  • Why the Record Labels Are Wrong radio world
  • Can Twitter be Radio’s “Killer App”? hear 2.0
  • Laws That Could Save Journalism washington post
  • Broadcasters don’t air their bad news chesterfield observer
  • WAMO: the $8.9 million sale that shocked everyone pittsburgh courier
  • An Afternoon With Michael Medved the bulletin
  • Michael Savage: “I have one fight left in me.” tpm
  • Dennis Miller: Capitalist Hero big hollywood
  • Durbin: Talk Show Hosts Focused on Pelosi-CIA Feud washington wire
  • Glenn Beck rides the ‘radio bus’ to cable TV stardom individual.com
  • Brian Watson: Station should keep Severin off the air salem news
  • Conservative students give thumbs-up to pundit. Say they’re glad to hear a different view riverside landmark
  • Dems seek ‘Fairness Doctrine’ in back door? Radio exec says crackdown on talk radio escalating world net daily
  • No ‘Fairness Doctrine’? Prove it! Demands for vote to strip FCC of ability to restore broadcast policy world net daily
  • Outlawing Opinion the bulletin
  • Obama’s First 100 Days As Seen Through The Prism Of Talk Radio the bulletin
  • The Savage silence of the lambs world net daily
  • Citing ‘Diversity,’ Obama Admin Sides with Leftist Grievance Group and Investigates More Accurate Arbitron Ratings System news busters
  • Gun Rights On The Air canada freepress
  • Left-Wing Radical Influencing Obama? fox news

FCC & Legal

  • Illegal radio station closed. Federal agents have dismantled an illegal salsa radio station whose broadcasts interfered with a New York public radio station. north jersey
  • Bozell Calls Out Copps Over Fairness Doctrine Issue. Media Research Center President challenged Copps to support an up or down vote of Broadcaster Freedom Act in House broadcasting and cable
  • Conyers ‘Not Trying to Bankrupt Broadcasters’ With Royalties Bill radio and records
  • FCC Dismisses NFL/Comcast Complaint; Ends Proceeding broadcasting and cable
  • Rep. Conyers Says the ”Time is Finally Ripe” for PRA radio online
  • Just 18 More Signatures Needed For A Majority… mel phillips
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • WUVT radio station broadcasting transition wsls roanoke
  • News | Underground Radio: Is Salt Lake City big enough for two KRCLs? cityweek
  • Campus radio struggles for listeners, promotion the spectator
  • WDAV goes to Spoleto Festival; listen on the air or online davidson news
  • New freeform radio show; local music welcome quick dfw
  • Kelli Corbeil takes WTSA Radio reins reformer
  • ‘Mormon Radio’ online, set for HD channel washington times
  • Radio Host To Keynote ‘Salute To The Family’ dnr online

Streaming & Tech

  • Earthworks Entertainment to Launch 24/7 Oldies Radio Network Featuring Super Jock Larry Lujack marketwire
  • Streaming Law Suit Targets Broadcasters This Time radio business report
  • YouTube Ordered To Pay $1.6 Million To ASCAP tech dirt
  • Report: Majors Pursue Pirate Bay Hosting Co billboard
  • Billy Bragg: Three-strikes lobbying is ‘shameful’. Says FAC off to fan-punishing labels register
  • How do YOU listen to Internet Radio in Your Car? about.com
  • The Rise of Social Music: How the Web Transformed Audio mashable
  • Pandora Expects to Make a Profit in 2010 – Still Growing Rapidly read write web
  • Pandora Predicts First-Ever Profit wired
  • Pandora: The Latest Threat to Sirius XM sirius buzz
  • Pandora now includes access to Gracenote’s massive lyric database blorge
  • Napster crossbreeds streaming, download plans register
  • Music Reports Announces Launch of Industry’s First Online Royalty Accounting for Digital Music Services individual.com
  • Sirius XM Is One Of Time’s Top Ten Tech Failures jay albright
  • Casting beyond the Pod fourth speaker
  • Beware the Social Media Charlatans industry standard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Ofcom freezes pay and bonuses mediaweek uk
  • US radio DJ Steven Cohen apologises to Liverpool fans for Hillsborough comments icliverpool
  • Cerys Matthews joins BBC 6 Music as DJ wales online
  • 6 Music radio show for Matthews. Pop singer Cerys Matthews is to present BBC 6 Music’s daily lunchtime show, the digital radio station has said. bbc
  • There is more room for BBC cost-cutting, says Jeremy Hunt guardian
  • Radio review guardian
  • Thank You For The Days: A Boy’s own Adventures In Radio And Beyond get reading
  • Ayọ Loves Radio! radio 2020
  • Honour for wind up radio inventor. The inventor of the wind up radio Trevor Baylis is to be presented with an Honorary Doctorate. bbc
  • Pike joins the BBC in Sussex radio today
  • TM goes back to the Totally 80s radio today
  • Ofcom draws for Ramadan licences radio today
  • Ofcom cares for the community radio today
  • TLRC Board is all change radio today
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Has Lost Its Uniqueness Warns Former Russian Service Director blogger news network

Canada

  • CRTC gives thumbs up for Brighton radio station northumberland today
  • Canadians Gather More News From Websites of Mainstream Media–CP Survey broadcaster

Asia/Africa/Oceana/Americas

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Conyers ‘Not Trying to Bankrupt Broadcasters’ With Royalties Bill
  • Cox Radio Now Private
  • KILT/Houston Needs New PD, Morning Host
  • Radio: Light At Tunnel’s End?
  • Arbitron Reschedules Delivery Of April N.Y. PPM
  • Stone Set As Salem/Minneapolis GM
  • Study: Direct Mail To Take A Hit
  • Bozell To Copps: Support Freedom Act
  • Sirius-XM Makes Time’s ‘Tech Failures’ List
  • CCR Assisting Unemployed Listeners
  • Stock Market Snapshot: May 19, 2009
  • Analysis: Performance Royalties One Way Of Replacing Falling CD Revenues
  • FCC Launches PPM Inquiry
  • Arbitron ‘Welcomes’ PPM Inquiry
  • Paragon Consulting Network Launches ‘Radio Workout Team’
  • ESPN Expands Radio On TV
  • Fortunato Joins The Sound
  • Ross Block Joins BA
  • Cox/Jacksonville Now Slightly Smaller
  • It’s Nite Time In Austin
  • Street Talk: Bridget & Carey Out In Austin
  • Jayne Impacts Radio

All Access

  • PPM Coalition Hopes FCC Inquiry Will Shed More Light
  • Conyers Explains Performance Rights Act Support
  • WMG Restructures Debt — Ahead Of Big Buy?
  • Bozell Challenges Copps To Support Vote On B’caster Freedom Act
  • Clear Channel Wants To Find Jobs For Listeners
  • Pandora Projects Profit In 2010
  • Bankrupt Station Owner Files For Debtor-In-Possession Status
  • Home Secretary Defends U.K. Ban On Michael Savage
  • Catatonia’s Matthews To Fill In Middays At BBC 6Music
  • Time Magazine Calls Sirius XM A Bust
  • Asher Roth Graduates To Clizbeats
  • StreetPulse: Slim Shady Debuts #1
  • CMA Offers Fans And Stations The Chance To Get Connected
  • Jo Dee’s Music Row Road Race Raises $100K For St. Jude
  • TouchTunes Helps Promote Kenny Chesney’s New Album
  • Oak Ridge Boys Join Fellow Stars For Feed The Children Special
  • GAC’s ‘Headline Country’ Goes To Key West
  • Date Set For 2nd Annual Porter Wagoner Fishing Tournament
  • Radio, TV Rights Still An Issue In Cubs Sale
  • WLS Listeners: Who Gets Waterboarded, Mancow Or Cassidy?
  • Fox Sports, Econo Lodge Team For Troop Thank-You Promotion
  • Talker Cut Adrift — Again — With WAMO Sale
  • Shaq Takes Course With Eye On Radio, TV Career
  • ‘CEO Show’ Host Reiss To Speak At National Summit
  • CJLF Sheds Commercial Caps
  • The ‘Majic’ Is Gone At WMJI
  • MyCentralOregon Launches
  • Reno Hoards All Of The Jobs
  • It’s A Boy For Capitol’s Dixie Owen

Radio Ink

  • Cox Radio Now Private Property
  • Arbitron Welcomes PPM Inquiry As ‘Opportunity To Educate’
  • PPM Coalition Looks For FCC Inquiry To “Shed Light”
  • 200 House Members Now On Board With Local Radio Freedom Act
  • FCC Opens PPM Inquiry
  • Flores: PPM Inquiry Is ‘A Vindication’
  • Adelstein: FCC Could Look At Blocking Broadcasters From Using PPM
  • Radio Workout Team Suits Up, Takes The Field
  • London Calling: Media Monitors Crosses Pond
  • Warren Opens BounceOLOGY, HD Alliance First Client
  • Sandusky/Seattle Quus Up For Interactive Programming
  • Fox Hearts iheartradio
  • Jacobs Releases jacAPPS 2.0 For iPhones
  • CBS Radio, Last.fm Partner With MSpot For Mobile Radio
  • Media Audit: Hispanics Are More Financially Optimistic
  • NRRC Makes Recommendations On PPM Integration
  • Carrino New Radio PBP Voice For Compass’ NFL Broadcasts
  • Fortunato A “Sound Choice” At KSWD

FMQB

  • Cox Radio Officially Goes Private
  • Lori Rischer joins Island Def Jam as Sr. Director/Hot AC
  • Arbitron delays April PPM ratings for NYC
  • Pandora expects to turn a profit next year
  • Satellite radio one of the biggest tech failures of the decade?

Inside Radio

  • Radio Mercury finalists named.
  • FCC won’t sideline MRC review.
  • Arbitron removes human touch.
  • Cox Radio set to go private.
  • Sirius XM listed as a “biggest failure.”
  • Bozell tells Congress: Start voting.
  • WLS to waterboard host.
  • Cleveland gets “Cavs 105.7.”

Radio Business Report

  • Tender Offer for Cox Radio done
  • FCC orders investigation of Arbitron’s PPM
  • Cox Radio buyout goes into extra innings
  • Minority broadcasters appeal to higher authority
  • Players assembled for Radio Workout Team
  • PPM data delayed in NYC
  • Limited no-cost loans for small businesses
  • HD Radio gets the standard in Panama
  • SIRIUS XM announces Memorial Day programming
  • More audio ads coming to Pandora
  • Arbitron defends PPM; will cooperate with FCC
  • 200 House opponents of performance tax
  • Times Radio News hits the airwaves

Radio Online

  • Cox Enterprises Completes Tender for Cox Radio
  • Rep. Conyers Says the ”Time is Finally Ripe” for PRA
  • Arbitron Delays New York PPM Over Data Entry Error
  • Ron Stone Appointed Salem Media/Minneapolis GM
  • Paragon Media Launches The Radio Workout Team
  • Block Joins Broadcast Architecture as Dir./Content
  • KSWD-FM/Los Angeles Elevates Lucille Fortunato
  • Tirico to Host ESPN Radio Weekly Pro Football Show
  • IRN in Development Deal with Marshall’s ”Jayne FM”
  • Media Monitors Expands with Office in London
  • Panama Adopts HD Radio as Digital Radio Standard
  • Nikki Nite joins Entercom Hot AC KAMX-FM (Mix 94.7)/Austin as Assistant PD/MD and afternoon talent
  • News/Talk KFYI-AM/Phoenix signs with KSAZ-TV (Fox 10) to provide weather updates
  • Chase Daniels exits Cox Radio/Jacksonville as Assistant PD/afternoons on CHR WAPE-FM
  • WPZS-FM (Praise 100.9)/Charlotte boosts Melanie Clark to PM drive
  • KBBY-FM (B95.1)/Oxnard-Ventura, CA, morning host Bo Jaxon adds Assistant PD duties

NTS Aircheck

  • Desire For In-Car WiFi Growing
  • DeMink DeParts CNN Radio
  • “Tirico & Van Pelt” Becomes Just “Van Pelt”
  • Patrick Bags Number 200
  • Hangin’ With The King
  • FCC Will Launch A Public Inquiry Into PPM
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • News – Questions remain about future of WAMO radio after its sale
  • News – 11th Annual Ford Freedom Award Program Honors Ed Bradley and Robin Roberts
  • News – FCC Reviewing Arbitron’s Counting of Minorities
  • News – Cox Enterprises extends tender offer for Cox Radio
  • Insite – Obama Confronts Abortion Debate, Urges Notre Dame Grads to Seek Common Ground

All About Country

  • Paragon Launches Radio Workout Team
  • Jo Dee Messina Runs & Sings For St Jude
  • Conyers Clarifies His Artist Royalties Position
  • Oak Ridge Boys Sing On The Hallmark Channel
  • Craig Morgan Joins Bonnie Hunt Show Today
  • Arbitron Delays New York’s April PPM Report
  • Martina McBride Sings Monday For ABC’s Bachelorette
  • Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Named Today
  • Cox Radio Is Now A Private Company
  • Renee Fonner Joins WhatATrip! Entertainment
  • George Strait Artist Of The Decade Show A Week Away
  • WFLS/Fredericksburg, VA Runs For The U.S. Marines
  • We Now Have Final Nominees For CMT Music Awards
  • COUNTRY Radio’s Biggest Advertisers
  • The Conclave Helps Stations Develop Music Strategy