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Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 06-03-2009


Radio Headlines:

  • Radio & Records Closes Doors. It’s The End Of An Era radio and records
  • AT&T: Does Sirius XM Have a New Competitor? seeking alpha
  • Radio One Renews With Metro Traffic radio and records
  • Severin back on air with ‘sincere apology’ boston herald
  • KKFR (Power 98.3)/Phoenix Ups Karlie Hustle to PD radio online
  • Matt Pinfield returns to…WRXP/New York. radio and records
  • Steve Earle to Launch New Season of… SIRIUS XM Radio Show yahoo
  • Sacramento DJs Comments Draw Controversy… Make Comments About Transgender Movement kcra sacramento
  • Q104.3 DJ Carol Miller looks back on WNEW classic rock demise ny daily news
  • “Fresh Air’s” Terry Gross: three decades of listening deeply seattle times
  • Clear Channel Satellite Adds Virginia News Network individual.com
  • Charges Against Former Radio Personality Shannon Burke upgraded to felonies. wftv
  • British politician who targeted talker Michael Savage RESIGNS krmg
  • Mark Mays Presses CC Staff For Royalties Lobbying radio and records
  • Motown Artists Discuss Radio Royalties click on detroit
  • HR 848: The Day The Music Died radio inktank
  • White House To Re-Nominate McDowell broadcasting and cable
  • Surging sales of in-car Wi-Fi brings Net radio closer to the dashboard rain
  • Bauer stations pulled from Sky mediaweek uk
  • Baby Spice all Heart as she joins rebranded station daily echo uk
  • Canadians promote Flint & Buick Open to tune of $60,000 in radio air time mlive
  • FLOW 93.5, Toronto DJs Win at Stylus DJ Awards broadcaster
  • Digital radio the biggesat shake-up since FM courier and mail au

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • Radio & Records Closes Doors. It’s The End Of An Era radio and records
  • AT&T: Does Sirius XM Have a New Competitor? seeking alpha
  • Why GM Bankruptcy Does Not Spell Doom for Sirius seeking alpha
  • Sirius Call Options May Not Indicate Bullish Sentiment seeking alpha
  • Liberty Media Corporation Announces SVP Michael Zeisser to Present at the RBC Capital Markets Technology, Media, and Communications Conference fox business
  • Radio One Renews With Metro Traffic radio and records
  • News Analysis: Traditional Media Drops Exceed Expectations media daily news

Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • With apology and barbs, Severin returns to the air boston.com
  • Severin back on air with ‘sincere apology’ boston herald
  • KKFR (Power 98.3)/Phoenix Ups Karlie Hustle to PD radio online
  • Hey, Matt’s Back!
  • By Kevin Carter. The mighty Matt Pinfield returns to his comfy morning show home Wednesday (June 3) at Emmis’ WRXP/New York. radio and records
  • Smooth Jazz KKSF-FM program director apologizes and offers alternatives examiner
  • Clear Channel Satellite Adds Virginia News Network individual.com
  • Steve Earle to Launch New Season of His Exclusive SIRIUS XM Radio Show yahoo
  • Radio veteran economic casualty. Radio personality Matt Patrick …After seven years with Cumulus-Albany, 11 years in the Albany market and almost 20 years in the industry, Patrick was unceremoniously let go by Cumulus brass albany herald

News & PR

  • Sacramento DJs Comments Draw Controversy. Radio Hosts Make Comments About Transgender Movement kcra sacramento
  • KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Violence Against Transgender Children huffington post
  • Jay Severin admits Mexican cracks wrong boston herald
  • Charges Against Former Radio Personality Upgraded. The charges against former radio personality Shannon Burke have been upgraded to felonies. wftv
  • Q104.3 DJ Carol Miller looks back on WNEW classic rock demise ny daily news
  • British politician who targeted talker Michael Savage RESIGNS krmg
  • British Politician Who Targeted Savage Resigns radio ink
  • ‘Hannah Montana’ gets a spin from Radio Disney DJ Ernest Martinez ny daily news
  • KORC deal falls through — station is off the air. KORC fell silent on May 16 after a deal to keep the south county’s only radio station alive collapsed. south lincoln county news
  • City officials, media botch announcement of new jobs macon.com
  • WAAW 94.7 FM Temporarily Off Air wjbf
  • Gazette, radio stations furlough workers. The Janesville Gazette and radio stations WCLO and WJVL are requiring full-time employees to take one week unpaid furloughs in the third quarter of 2009 because of the struggling economy and its continuing impact on revenues. gazette xtra
  • Wendy Williams, After a Successful Try Out, Coming to TV This Summer urban radio nation
  • ‘The Quantity Was Down But …’ So how was the NAB Show? I asked several exhibitors for their perspectives. They were not in full accord on every detail; but most I talked to were upbeat. radio world
  • Columbine 10th. Anniversary 1 Hour Radio Special Available from Celebrate Radio to Stations at Nominal Charge, Features Relatives and Friends of Those Who Lost Lives pr.com
  • Crime history – ‘Dragnet’ hits the radio. On this day, June 3, in 1949, crime drama “Dragnet” first broadcast on radio. Sixty years later, elements of “Dragnet” are known to those who have never seen or heard the program. washington examiner
  • “Into Tomorrow” Throws Summer Radio Contest twice
  • Ozarks Food Harvest, radio station hosting Hungerthon. Ozarks Food Harvest and Alice@95.5 FM radio station are hosting Hungerthon 2009 this weekend in support of the food bank’s Weekend Backpack Program. springfield news leader
  • Steve Miller, Ticket Busters CEO Invited as a Guest of the #1 Radio Talk Show in Bay Area as a Traffic Ticket Expert yahoo
  • Enjoy Camp Jam Finals With Radio Disney AM 640 at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Summer Camp Open House pr newswire

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Shock Jocks Go Too Far in Ridicule of Disabled Children sacramento digital journal
  • TAKE ACTION: Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States Apologize for Encouraging Violence Against Transgender Children tips q
  • Julie Roehm on the GM, Chrysler bankruptcies—Part II radio business report
  • Radio Creates Demand hear 2.0
  • An Afterthought. A recent creative advertising roundtable, co-sponsored by the RAB and the VCU Brandcenter produced some revealing – if not depressing jacobs media
  • HR 848: The Day The Music Died radio inktank
  • Paid Terrestrial Radio inside music media
  • With freedom of speech comes responsibility augusta daily gazette
  • NO TO THE RADIO STATION BAILOUT. On May 19, The Hill reported that numerous lawmakers were urging the Treasury department to “prop up” struggling minority-owned broadcasters. new majority
  • According to Michael Eric Dyson “Y’all Gettin’ Played by President Obama” urban radio nation
  • What makes a classic? examiner
  • We Love Your Mom truth… justice…
  • “New Media” elites get pass on violent rhetoric, unlike listeners examiner
  • Right-Wing Fox Host Glenn Beck Thinks He’s the Second Coming of Howard Beale — What a Joke alternet
  • Glenn Beck Is No Howard Beale. He’s mad like a Fox, and wants to take us in fair
  • N.C. GOP leader: calling me gay is “scurrilous” daily kos

FCC & Legal

  • White House To Re-Nominate McDowell. Could pave the way for Genachowski, Clyburn nominations if Republicans have settled on other seat broadcasting and cable
  • Robert McDowell To Be Re-nominated To FCC mediaweek
  • The New FCC Is Finally Starting To Form… mel phillips
  • Mark Mays Presses CC Staff For Royalties Lobbying. ‘Together we can save free radio,’ he writes radio and records
  • Motown Artists Discuss Radio Royalties click on detroit
  • Radio execs, artists face off over royalties. Radio execs hear passionate pleas from musicians at town hall meeting detroit news
  • Radio Royalty Critics Gain Steam national journal
  • Singers Demand Pay For Radio Play wwj detroit
  • Performance Rights Act Could Impose Fees on College Radio chronicle of higher education
  • Performance fee may affect KBYU-FM, other radio stations byu
  • Fetzer files libel suit against radio host. Tom Fetzer, Raleigh’s former mayor, filed a libel lawsuit late Monday afternoon against a Wilmington radio host who is accused of forwarding an email insinuating that Fetzer is gay. news and observer
  • GOP candidate sues radio host Curtis Wright, Sea-Comm wilmington star news
  • Cher sues UMG over royalties the hollywood reporter
  • FCC Doing Strong Push To Prepare For DTV Transition. Will issue a drumbeat of daily messages over the next 10 days before the June 12 hard date broadcasting and cable
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • “Fresh Air’s” Terry Gross: three decades of listening deeply seattle times
  • Radio Intern Learns, It’s All About the Story smith college

Streaming & Tech

  • Surging sales of in-car Wi-Fi brings Net radio closer to the dashboard rain
  • Chattanooga: New technology allows parents to set speed, radio volume in car chattanooga times freepress
  • AT&T’s CruiseCast Delays Launch mediaweek
  • New Internet Radio Audience Data Released audio4cast
  • Survey Reveals Significant Rise in Streaming Radio radio online
  • Study: Streaming Radio Grows Among Rock Listeners fmqb
  • eMusic doubles prices, snares Sony. And faces a mighty backlash register
  • Listen Up: Food How-Tos on Web Radio ny times
  • Best Buy presents a new and improved Napster examiner
  • Toyota’s Scion Marketing Includes Branded Online Station, iPhone App audio4cast
  • Review: Aluratek Internet Radio Tuner crunch gear
  • Music Mattters: Kei Ishizaka Calls For New Format billboard
  • Listen & Browse with Pocket Tunes App radio 2020
  • Sirius XM’s XMp3 Headphones Are a Bust seeking alpha
  • To Shut Off Tiananmen Talk, China Disrupts Sites ny times
  • Wow, That’s One Hot Mic! Have you noticed that you can never seem to find a place to put a hot soldering iron while working around a studio? radio world
  • MIT’s Low-Power Radio Chip Apes Human Ear information week
  • Wee radio gets juiced from either the sun or your cranks dvice

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Bauer stations pulled from Sky mediaweek uk
  • Baby Spice all Heart as she joins rebranded station. FORMER Spice Girl Emma Bunton will be taking to the south cost airwaves this month when Ocean FM rebrands as female friendly Heart FM. daily echo
  • Radio review. A curious analogy shaped Inside the Virtual Anthill (Radio 4), a look at open-source software and its place in big business. guardian
  • Ofcom fines radio station for selecting wrong answers in quiz out-law.com
  • Radio station linked to forest gigs. A dedicated radio station has been set up to guide concert-goers to the summer gigs at Thetford forest. watton and swaffhalm times
  • Hillfields’ radio Hillz FM wins permanent licence coventry telegraph
  • BBC attracts 238 million global audience mni live
  • Is there a digital radio that’s more energy efficient than my old analogue radio? guardian
  • Cult birdsong radio station axed amid outcry  telegraph
  • Bay FM listener is re-united radio today
  • Kaiser Chiefs take over 6 Music radio today
  • TV coverage for 107 The Bee radio today
  • Wire and Star licences available radio today
  • Volunteer Award for Plymouth radio today
  • kmfm supports Marie Curie radio today

Canada

  • Canadians promote Flint and the Buick Open to tune of $60,000 in radio air time after dust up over derogatory video mlive
  • Ottawa radio gives $60K in air time to Flint and the Buick Open connect mid michigan
  • FLOW 93.5, Toronto DJs Win at Stylus DJ Awards broadcaster
  • Canadian Govt Set To Consult On Copyright Act billboard
  • 2 new radio stations for Orillia. A new FM radio station, featuring local news and soft adult contemporary music, will be one of two stations added to Orillia airwaves. packet and times

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Digital radio the biggesat shake-up since FM. THE advent of digital radio has been hailed as a revolution and the biggest shake-up of the industry since the arrival of the FM band. courier and mail au
  • Radio ushers in new digital era yahoo au
  • Gay ‘Flightless Bird’ starts radio showGay Aucklander Jonathan Milne – also known as the Kiwi ‘Flightless Bird’ on YouTube – has started hosting his own show on North Shore Community Radio. gaynz
  • Adlabs to demerge radio biz, exit film production dna india
  • Radio Programming Inspires Afghan Women to Run for Office internews
  • FM mullahs spread the Taliban’s word asia times
  • A Malayalam pulse beats at FM 95.3 business 24 7
  • Dubai 92 voted best radio station trade arabia
  • A Young Man with an old man’s interests. Daniel Engole is an obsessive list maker. The Touch FM “Soul Reverend” lives in the dream of making his ultimate perfect music list. observer ug
  • DJ Glen Lewis headed for Café de Flore times of swaziland
  • Q&A with Jean Fedner Chéry. Strengthening Community Radio in Haiti internews

Trades

Radio & Records

  • Mark Mays Presses CC Staff For Royalties Lobbying
  • Conyers Holds ‘Awareness For Fairness’ On Royalties In Detroit
  • McDowell To Be Renominated To FCC
  • Hey, Matt’s Back!
  • CC Outdoor Looking For Debt Refinancing
  • Mankato Fireworks Rescued By Radio
  • Stock Market Snapshot: June 2, 2009
  • It’s Knight Time In Jersey
  • Radio One Renews With Metro Traffic
  • Ryan Upped In Palm Springs
  • Ad Council, Ando Partner For Internet Market
  • Total Traffic Partners With EarthCam
  • A Wink On The Radio
  • Obit: John McDonald
  • Obit: Don Dillard
  • MAB Honors Broadcast School Founder
  • Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up
  • Principi Joins Saga/Charlottesville
  • Elektra Records Rebooted, Relaunched
  • Politicians Can Support Performance Royalties And Radio, Says musicFIRST
  • Riviera Cuts Claim St. James, Payton, Six Others
  • Stevens To Market CBS/L.A.
  • FM Talk Dawns In San Antonio

All Access

  • Performance Fee Fight Comes To Motown
  • Mark Mays Rallies CC Troops Against Performance Fee
  • Bronfman’s Heading To London — Part Time
  • Billy The Kidd Back To Big D
  • Severin Apologizes — Then Gets Back To Being Severin
  • Cher, Sonny Bono Heirs File Suit Against UMG
  • 4th Annual Music Matters Forum In Hong Kong Underway
  • Pinfield’s Back At WRXP
  • WHTG Names Knight PD
  • Matt Patrick Out At Cumulus/Albany
  • KORC Goes Dark After Deal Falls Apart
  • AT&T Launches Satellite Service
  • StreetPulse: Dave Matthews Debuts #1
  • Musicians Hall Of Fame Announces Honorees
  • Steve Earle Is Back For Second Season On Sirius XM
  • Teams Announced For City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge
  • Bo Says Call Me Already For God’s Sake
  • Congress Received 400,000 Petitions Against Fairness Doctrine
  • British Minister Who ‘Banned’ Savage Resigns
  • VA News Net Added To CC Satellite Service

Radio Ink

  • McDowell Nominated For Second FCC Term
  • British Politician Who Targeted Savage Resigns
  • MAB Hall Chooses HOF Inductees, Honors Howard
  • Goldstein Named SVP/Sales At Interactive One
  • RAB Offers Personal Membership Program
  • Cherkaoui Named Director/Digital Sales At Westwood One
  • Radio One Re-Signs With Metro Traffic
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Looking At Debt Swap
  • Osgood Signs New Deal With Westwood One
  • Velocity Partners With Emmis Interactive
  • Survey: Streaming On The Rise
  • Survey Finds Positive Views On Radio
  • Artists Gather In Detroit To Talk Royalties
  • Fourteen More On Board With Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Student-Run Stations Urge Lawmakers To Oppose Performance Royalty

FMQB

  • Elektra Records Reborn Under Atlantic Umbrella
  • Study: Streaming Radio Grows Among Rock Listeners
  • KPWT/San Antonio flips to Talk
  • Riviera Broadcast Group makes cutbacks in Phoenix and Vegas
  • Pinfield returning to RXP tomorrow
  • Fourteen more lawmakers oppose performance royalty
  • Find Opie’s dollar bill and win $10k
  • Performance royalty is “hogwash!,”
  • Five questions for Clive Davis,
  • the ascendance of Internet Radio
  • music industry seeking new royalty sources
  • NAB’s Wharton pens op-ed response

Inside Radio

  • RAB adjusts membership strategy.
  • Survey: Webcast use grows.
  • Michael Savage’s UK nemesis to resign.
  • Royalty tipping point nears.
  • Conservatives credit talk radio.
  • Obama re-nominates McDowell.
  • Indecency activists gear-up.
  • A contrite Jay Severin returns.
  • Des Moines host silenced by non-compete.

Radio Business Report

  • Performance tax resistance nears critical mass
  • College broadcasters object to tax
  • Westwood One sets vote on reverse split
  • Arbitron says it is working on Detroit demo problem
  • Performance Royalty showdown in Motown
  • PPM comes up short in minority demos
  • Jay Severin back on WTKK tomorrow
  • Sirius XM to air Summer Series from The Met
  • Chair change at Arbitron
  • Hall-of-Famers fill 3-Man booth for NBA Finals
  • Scott, ENCO pact for SS32, Google Radio clients
  • Rusty Humphries is now murder target
  • Minority broadcasters keeping the heat on Congress

Radio Online

  • Conyers Holds Town Hall Meeting in Detroit Over PRA
  • KKFR (Power 98.3)/Phoenix Ups Karlie Hustle to PD
  • Obama Renominates McDowell as FCC Commissioner
  • Bonneville Renews Relationship with Marketron
  • Interactive One Names Goldstein Senior VP/Sales
  • Earthworks’ Hit Parade Radio Signs Wink Martindale
  • House Opposition to Performance Tax Reaches 214
  • Ando Media to Serve Ad Council PSAs via PSAWire
  • Metro Traffic Inks Radio One to 2-Year Renewal
  • Survey Reveals Significant Rise in Streaming Radio
  • Former WKFR-FM/Kalamazoo, MI, morning host Matt Walkerich heads to Country WKIS-FM (99.9 Kiss Country)/Miami for mornings
  • Jim Principi is appointed VP/GM of Saga Communications’ group in Charlottesville, VA
  • KPSI-FM (Mix 100.5)/Palm Springs, CA, Assistant PD Bradley Ryan is elevated to Program Director
  • Matt Pinfield returns to mornings on AAA WRXP-FM/New York
  • KTTS-FM/Springfield, MO, PD/afternooner Chris Michaels will exit
  • Broadcast Architecture’s “Smooth Jazz Weekend with Allen Kepler” adds four markets

NTS Aircheck

  • Savage’s Brit Nemesis Steps Down
  • You’d Be Wise To Read The Fine Print
  • Hunt Jumps On Tiller Murder
  • Talk Media News Notes

Urbansite

  • News – Black Singers Demand Pay For Radio Play
  • Arbitron – St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati,
  • News – Zogby Poll: Lack of support for Minority Broadcast Bailout

All About Country

  • Steve Earle Returns To Sirius XM’s Outlaw Channel
  • CMT’s Can You Duet Down To 10 Finalist Duos
  • Another Plum Gig: PD At KTTS/Springfield
  • Steve Azar Featured On The Golf Channel
  • Overheard In The AAC Vent Section
  • David Frizzell & Friends Kick Off Nashville Golf Tournament
  • Justin Tyler Becomes Froggy’s Mo Skeeter
  • 19th Annual City Of Hope Softball Teams Named
  • Charlie Daniels To The Musicians HOF
  • Wilks Broadcasting Cuts Compensation
  • It’s A #1 Party For It’s America
  • Verizon Bama Jam Begins Thursday
  • CMA Music Festival Begins With A Parade
  • Brad Paisley’s Saturday Night Is This Weekend
  • Plum PD Gig Available
  • Carrie Underwood: All American Girl Exhibit Opens Next Week
  • 214 Congressmen Now Oppose Performance Royalities
  • George Strait’s Living For The Night Gets Top Adds