Radio & Streaming Media News for Wednesday 06-10-2009

Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

  • Bruce Maiman: Talk-show hosts will apologize – but sincerely? sacramento bee
  • Marcos Breton: Is radio apology about regret, or ratings? sacramento bee
  • Radio hosts’ comments cost Sacramento station ads mcclatchy
  • Transgender advocates will be part of radio apology sacramento bee
  • SAG members approve contract with studios radio business report
  • Stock Shock. SIRI Documentary Coming out June 10th investor geeks
  • From Kwai Chang Caine to Bill. The last time I saw David Carradine, he was puffing on a cigarette and suggesting we go out and find a bar. (Mancow) chicago sun times
  • Dispute over talk-show guest gets heated at WPRO (WPRO) projo.com
  • Cabarrus radio favorites back on air via Internet salisbury post
  • Hill: Disc jockey makes spin to grill out hunger in area (WFIV Joe Stutler) knoxnews
  • A Q&A with WFAN’s Sweeny Murti pinstripe alley
  • WMGQ, WCTC take top honors at Ad Club awards gm news
  • Howard Stern uses Letterman platform to rip on Jay Leno entertainment weekly
  • Shock Jock Stern Rips Into Leno the celebrity cafe
  • Howard Stern goes on Letterman, disses Jay and Conan (video) examiner
  • Howie Nation picks its president boston radio watch
  • Update jailed journalist Sam Dodson released unexpectedly today still in jail clothes examiner
  • Radio talk show host tries to escape libel lawsuit (Curtis Wright) news 14 carolina
  • Voiceover Week: India Fisher, Masterchef tv scoop
  • School shouldn’t restrict coverage. Being considered is whether the school district can enter into an exclusive deal with one radio station in town to cover its athletic events. rapid city journal
  • Radio spot for The Canyons gets fancy nomination brief park record

OP/ED, Political & Feature

  • Keep It Simple,  One of the few American success stories in this economic downturn is Wal-Mart. jacobs media
  • Media: Drag me to Zell gorman media
  • All Voice Tracking All the Time inside music media
  • “Where’s the FM radio in my new iPhone”? hear 2.0
  • Rock takes a pummeling from the politically correct chatham daily news
  • Shock jocks target defenseless children university of idaho argonaut
  • New Rules for Sports Broadcasting washington post
  • Local radio station raises questions about Grayson earmark. (WDBO) orlando sentinel
  • Rush Limbaugh spoke in New York recently, as he accepted the “Freedom of Speech” award from “Talkers” magazine, a talk radio industry publication. (video) wokv
  • Rush Limbaugh influences republican politicians examiner
  • Rachel Maddow on why she avoids Republican guests baltimore sun
  • Drake Prays for God to Strike Down Obama science blogs
  • Progressive radio eliminated from South Florida airwaves daily kos
  • WPRO talk-show hosts John DePetro, Ron St. Pierre spar projo.com
  • Radio executive, tattoo artist to challenge incumbent Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo starnews online
  • Radio Host Has Message For Obama (Jerry Bader WTAQ) nbc 26 green bay
  • SFR Talk: Empire We Can Believe In sfreporter

FCC & Legal

  • Radio industry snuffing performance royalty daily herald
  • Complaint says top musician dissed over royalties google/ap
  • ‘Performance Tax’ bill could change face of music industry fox 31denver
  • NAB Says MusicFirst Call For Investigation Is An “Act Of Desperation” fmqb
  • MusicFirst Accuses Stations Of Boycotting Pro-Royalties Artists radio ink
  • FCC Nominee to Get Hearing June 16, Senate Panel Says bloomberg
  • FCC Confirmation Hearing Is Set For June 16… mel phillips
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

  • New Public Radio Station in Dallas dmagazine
  • KERA Purchases 91.7 FM Frequency, Promises AAA Format Broadcasting By Fall ’09 dallas observer
  • “Local Programs, Local Musicians, Local Talent”: KERA’s Singing a New Tune dallas observer
  • KERA to Broadcast Music On Second Radio Station kera
  • KERA answers listener pleas for equal amounts of talk and rock quick dfw
  • Public Radio Family Mourns Loss Of Sheryl Flowers npr
  • Kutztown University radio station finds new way to expand audience. School is first college to join system that provides music, news, shows over the phone reading eagle
  • KNPR to host town hall meeting on mortgage crisis las vegas sun
  • Branson Gospel Music Convention Announces Partnerships with KWFC Radio breathe cast
  • Retired Robichaux was Owl Radio reader my san antonio
  • CBS newsman recounts anecdotes from 52 years of reporting in CHA talk catholic news network

Streaming & Tech

  • On-air and On-line: Emmis Re-launches Streaming Platform in Partnership With StreamTheWorld and Ando Media yahoo
  • Last.fm founders step down. Last.fm’s co-founders, Felix Miller, Richard Jones and Martin Stiksel are stepping down from their roles at the CBS-owned company. telegraph
  • Kraddick Joins iheartradio Lineup radio ink
  • Finally — Real iTunes Podcast Metrics infinite dial
  • Radio Talk – a good radio podcast. Hurray james cridland
  • Clear Channel Gets Flashy! radio 2020
  • Emmis Finally Commits to a Streaming Strategy audio4cast
  • Media Web turns 10: highlights and lowlights market watch
  • Study measures Chicago’s non-traditional online news sources chicago tribune
  • Listeners Choice Programming on Amazing Radio audio4cast
  • Is Twitter a Waste of Time? truth… justice…
  • iPhone will soon include native audio streaming, no FM radio rain
  • Walkman to stage a comeback with Android? cnet
  • Internet heavy metal radio: KNAC.com examiner
  • Make music a social experience with these sites cnet
  • Harris Corporation Wins Five Broadcast Technology Awards At NAB 4rfv
  • Preparations Continue for the SIRIUS FM-5 Launch spacefellowship

Radio News International:


  • The Media Week podcast – VBS, MySpace, Pearl & Dean, Setanta, Project Canvas and The Guardian mediaweek uk
  • Tickmaster/Live Nation Merger Under U.K. Scrutiny billboard
  • Play Radio buys licence from liquidators daily echo
  • Blacklist shock jock appeals to PM. American “shock jock” Michael Savage has appealed to Prime Minister Gordon Brown to remove his name from a blacklist of people barred from entering the UK. google ukpress
  • Radio reviw. At last week’s Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, Star 107.9 in Cambridge rather lived up to its name, scooping both Station of the Year guardian
  • Radio Suffolk Win Back Commentary Rights ispwichtown
  • Radio Jackie sounds better radio today
  • Newsteam exits Kerrang! Radio radio today
  • Heart loses Ipswich Support radio today
  • Sandy to speak at Jingle Day radio today
  • Asian Network heads to China radio today
  • Russia Jams Georgian FM Radio Channels in Occupied Territories finchannel
  • SRR reacts to law on classified information in radio and TV nineoclocl.ro


  • Broadcasting leads Q1 growth at NewCap cartt ca
  • Listen to the music: Vancouver’s newest radio station tests equipment ahead of official launch on July 1. vancouver sun
  • P.E.I. CBC Radio back after technical problems cbc
  • SDS Manages Web Portal for U.S. Broadcaster’s Radio Stations mediacaster



All Access

  • John Rohm Now CC/Philly Pres./Market Mgr.
  • Is Bono Being Boycotted?
  • WashPost Report: WJFK Plans Sports Flip
  • Tapulous Signs Deal With Universal Music To Make Games
  • Tom Layson Joins ABS To Head Web-based Education
  • Michigan AM Goes Into Receivership
  • N.C. GM Running For Mayor
  • Pam Landry Joins 107.1 The Peak
  • Vanness Has Sunny Outlook
  • Lincoln Financial Chooses Marketron Software
  • Sunny 103.5 New Home For Greenwood H.S. Football
  • Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Move To 103.5 The Eagle
  • Ryan Bitzer To Exit RPM Management
  • Schefter Joins ESPN
  • Ohio AP Award Winners Announced
  • Sirius XM Raw Dog Comedy Airs Kristen Schaal Show
  • BBC Radio Suffolk Inks New Deal For Ipswich Town Soccer
  • Bubba The Love Sponge Gets Hustled
  • KLLC Announces ‘Alice’s Summerthing’ 2009

Radio Ink

  • MusicFirst Accuses Stations Of Boycotting Pro-Royalties Artists
  • Emmis Partners With StreamTheWorld, Ando For New Streaming Platform
  • KVTT/Dallas Sold To North Texas Public Broadcasting
  • Nielsen: Ad Spending Down 12 Percent In Q1
  • S&P Cuts Clear Channel Rating
  • Triton Digital Passes 4,000 Affiliates
  • FT: Clear Channel Confident It Can Handle Debt Issues
  • Report: Lenders Could Take Over Tribune
  • Kraddick Joins iheartradio Lineup
  • WHFS Is Back, On HD Radio
  • Partilla Joins Clear Channel As President/Global Media Sales
  • KCBS/San Francisco Celebrates 100 Years
  • NPR Adds Delman As SVP
  • Commerce Sets Hearing For Genachowski, McDowell
  • NAB Picks Reynolds For President/CEO Search
  • NAMB Asks Pelosi To Delay Vote On Performance Rights Act
  • Clear Channel Sees Record Digital Audience


  • NAB Says MusicFirst Call For Investigation Is An “Act Of Desperation”
  • Meet Blubster: the newest music piracy target
  • my weekend with Sirius, Radio pays its way

Inside Radio

  • Music First asks FCC to investigate radio.
  • The third month’s the charm.
  • Inside NYC’s April PPM Numbers.
  • Dallas to get new adult alternative.
  • Julius Genachowski gets hearing.
  • NAB Board picks headhunter.
  • NHL splits with radio partner.
  • Regent looks long term.

Radio Business Report

  • S&P knocks Clear Channel down two notches
  • Limbaugh wants to steer clear of GM
  • Brokers battle performance tax
  • HFS returns to DC
  • Hit Parade Radio debuts on Music of Your Life
  • FC Dallas signs with ESPN Deportes
  • KCBS celebrates 100 years; Dan Mason comments
  • Clear Channel swap explained by Moody’s
  • NAB exec takes on labels
  • An association of associations petitions Pelosi
  • Clear Channel hires heavy-hitter for multi-platform sales
  • The incredible shrinking radio ad pie
  • Vultures starting to circle Clear Channel

Radio Online

  • CC/Chicago Names Romero WNUA (Mega 95.5) PD
  • Confirmation Hearing Set for Genachowski, McDowell
  • Emmis Alliance to Relaunch Streaming Platforms
  • Gilreath Opens Radio Affiliate Services & Syndication
  • Covenant Educational Media to Sell KVTT-FM/Dallas
  • Kraddick Debuts on iHeartRadio Through CC Deal
  • Russell Reynolds to Lead NAB Presidency Search
  • Lincoln Financial Media Outlets Sign with Marketron
  • Slone Completes Sale of KCEE/Tucson to Good News
  • NAMB to Pelosi: Delay Performance Rights Act Vote
  • KCBS/San Francisco Celebrates 100 Years on June 11
  • CC Details Audience Stats for Digital Properties
  • Triton Digital Surpasses 4000 Station Affiliates
  • Partilla Joins CC as President/Global Media Sales
  • Report: CC Confident It Can Handle Debt Issues
  • CCR, Ando Complete Targeted Audience Survey
  • Court Upholds FCC Decision to Protect LPFM Outlets

NTS Aircheck

  • Hollywood Hangs A Star On Handel
  • Top Markets For Newspaper Website Visits
  • Talk Media News Notes


  • Airchecks – Jassiem The Cali Kid
  • News – AP: Complaint says top musician dissed over royalties
  • Arbitron – New Orleans, Baton Rouge
  • News – KSTP-TV: Struggling radio stations face new threat “Royalities”
  • Arbitron – Indianapolis, Kansas City, Birmingham, Huntsville

All About Country

  • New Aircheck Posted In The AAC Air Talent Section
  • Conclave Webinar: Rebooting Your Career 3PM Today!
  • Total Outdoorsman Challenge At CMA Music Fest
  • Stephen Dale Plays CMA Music Festival
  • B104/Bloomington, IL & Cops Take Over Dunkin’ Donuts
  • IRN Launches COUNTRY Mailbag
  • MusicFIRST Formally Requests FCC Investigation
  • Overheard In The AllAboutCountry Vent Section
  • Gretchen Wilson Releases New Single Digitally
  • Gloriana Hits The Road
  • Grascals Sign With New Frontier Touring
  • Spring Phase I Returns Continue Today
  • Cody Carlson Leaves KZSN/Wichita
  • Source Foundation Names 2009 Honorees
  • Plum Gig: PM Drive At 94.5 The Moose/Saginaw
  • Jill Gleason Joins Stroudavarious Records
  • NAB Hires Headhunters To Find Next President
  • Americana & American Roots Now Grammy Categories
  • The First-Ever COUNTRY Twitter Chart Emerges
  • Heidi Decker Is Now WCTQ/Sarasota PD
  • Bobby Young Joins Republic Nashville
  • Tammy Genovese Receives CCMA Award