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Radio & Streaming News for Tuesday 07-14-2009


Radio Headlines:

Radio News US:

Business & Financial

  • NYT Sells New York Radio Station, Assets For $45M wsj
  • WQXR, Classical Radio Station, Is Sold By New York Times Company ny times
  • Cumulus Media Inc: Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call (8/5/09) yahoo
  • Audiovox Results Indicate Strong Sirius XM Sales seeking alpha
  • Sirius XM Explores Used Car Market to Offset New Car Declines seeking alpha
  • Velocity Radio Management Partners w/McVay Media radio online
  • Forecaster says worst is over for U.S. advertising Research firm Magna says ad revenue on track to decline 14.5% this year; growth not expected to return until 2011. crain’s new york
  • Ad outlook: Longer, slower recovery Mid-year Magna forecast sees steeper declines media life
  • U.S. Ad Revenue May Drop 14.5% This Year, Magna Says bloomberg
  • Forecaster says worst is over for US advertising google/ap
  • Geico Tops Week’s Radio Advertisers radio ink
  • Innovative Sales & Marketing Sessions at the NAB Radio Show Presented by RAB Radio Experts Offer New Approaches in a Competitive Ad Market rab
  • Big Media Seek 21st Century Biz Models Discussions around issue of free versus paid content adweek
  • Sluggish deal market remains. inside radio
  • Clear Channel Sells WKBO-AM/Harrisburg for $385K radio online
  • Local radio station WKLU-FM sold for $6.3M indianapolis business journal
  • Foundation Media Group Acquires Sun Radio Network and Moves to New State of the Art Facility yahoo
  • Sinclair says it might consider bankruptcy TV station owner says it might not be able to pay debts in 18 months baltimore sun
  • New Vision Files For Chapter 11 Broadcaster ‘unable to manage high-debt service costs’ broadcasting and cable
  • Young Broadcasting Calls Off Auction Cancellation may reflect weak interest in stations broadcasting and cable
  • Michael Jackson album sales highlight physical, digital merits la times



Programming, Changes & Ratings

  • First day for ‘Drew & Mike’ hits the mark detroit freepress
  • Drew and Mike reunite on morning airwaves detroit news
  • Drew and Mike in the morning: Just like old times on WRIF detroit news
  • WKQX-FM hires Tim Virgin, drops Alex Quigley and Kevin Manno chicago tribune
  • Radio One Shuffles PD Lineup in Baltimore, DC radio online
  • Bring in Damon Bruce, KNBR; KRON; Obama in Fox booth for All-Stars sf gate
  • CBS sacks WBCN for all-sports Boston station boston herald
  • Final chord for the Rock of Boston boston.com
  • Big Boston Radio Swap: WBCN Out, FM Sports In wbz
  • Adios, WBCN. CBS, ‘BCN’s owner, is moving Mix 98.5 to 104.1, WBCN’s frequency, and starting a new, all-sports station–apparently to be dubbed the Sports Hub, and to carry the call letters WBZ-FM–at Mix’s spot on the dial. boston phoenix
  • WBCN/WBMX Boston To Flip in August radio insight
  • WBCN 104.1 FM to give way to Mix 98.5 newspost online
  • GOODBYE WBCN – The Rock of Boston is GONE! tmrzoo
  • CBS Radio Launching Two All-Sports FM Stations fmqb
  • CBS to launch Boston and Washington sports FMs. inside radio
  • B’s to air on 98.5 The Sports Hub boston.com
  • Checking Back on Amazing Radio radio 2020
  • Inside May’s PPM Numbers – Rock. inside radio
  • 106.7 The Fan to Launch July 20. It’s been one of the worst-kept secrets, but it’s now official that 106.7 FM will switch to an all-sports format on Monday, July 20. washington times
  • ARBITRENDS Trend Report CHARLESTON, SC Metro urban insite

News & PR

  • Radio station owner out of jail after arrest for sex with teen boy in Volusia County orlando sentinel
  • WELE owner “‘can’t tell”’ story about teen. Radio station owner F. Douglas Wilhite returned to the air today after he was arrested Friday by Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators orlando sentinel
  • WINS anchor Brad Sherman kept ‘cool’ over 39-year career at station ny daily news
  • Vernon Baker dead at 87. Veteran broadcaster Vernon Baker, who built large chains of both commercial and Religious non-commercial radio stations, has died at age 87. radio business report
  • Radio veteran Jerry Hennen dead radio business report
  • Wife of former WTKS/Orlando Middayer Changes Tune radio online
  • Shannon Burke’s wife wants marraiage to work! best talk radio news
  • House arrest for Howie Carr! boston herald
  • Radio mainstay Wendy Williams tackles the small screen ny daily news
  • WGN ‘Dives’ Into Priceline Sponsorship (Lee Abrams) media daily news
  • Michael Jackson predictions air on talk radio days before TMZ, GMA, CNN reports examiner.com
  • Premiere Radio Networks Offered Paul Harvey 100% of Revenue to Make Jump from ABC la radio
  • Resident: Radio tower issues in Floyd are lessening wktv utica
  • KPFZ hosts singer songwriter festival July 19 lake county news

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

  • Fla. AG sues Arbitron over Miami radio ratings miami herald
  • The next bailout… minority broadcasters? Inner City Broadcasting and others ask Geither for help ny daily news
  • Minority broadcasters to Treasury Secretary Geithner: We need a bailout, too ny daily news
  • Radio One Gets Heat For No-Show At Panel mi2n
  • Minority Broadcasters Lobby Govt. For A Bailout urban radio nation
  • Minority Broadcasters Seek Government Assistance mediaweek
  • Minority Broadcasters Urge Federal Bailout media daily news
  • Minority Broadcasters In Danger Of Extinction, Ask Geithner For Help urban radio nation
  • NABOB wants review of radio lenders. inside radio
  • Pandora now pushing radio to pay for music, too ars technica
  • Pandora Wants Radio Stations To Pay For Music, Too slashdot
  • Pandora CEO: Radio Should Be Paying Equal Royalties app scout
  • Congress Investigates Radio Programming on School Buses us news
  • AFM’s Lee offers to talk to Conyers about PRA radio business report
  • AP Settles Intellectual Property Lawsuit Against AHN Media editor and publisher
  • Regulator sniffs around Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger register
  • FCC Taps Harvard’s Berkman Center to Review Broadband Deployment Data broadcasting and cable
  • FCC backpedals on WAMO sale. inside radio
  • Genachowski Picks Managing Director, General Counsel radio ink
  • Microsoft executive to run FCC. inside radio
  • Genachowski Names VanRoekel, Schlick to Sr. Staff radio online
  • FCC Proposal to Promote Rural Radio Service and Simplify Allotment/Assignment Process: Comments Due July 13, Replies Due Aug. 11 linex legal
  • FCC Daily Digest FCC

Public, Educational & Religious

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Streaming & Tech

  • Pandora raises new funds for Net radio business cnet
  • Internet radio star Pandora gets new funding deal yahoo
  • Pandora raises $35 million more in VC funding rain
  • Microsoft launching streaming music service, Bing Music? seattle times
  • Microsoft to Launch Music Streaming Service mashable
  • CBS Looking To Integrate Sports Radio & Web? radio insight
  • Streaming Kills Piracy a vc
  • Tammy Bruce Tops TalkStreamLive Rankings nts online
  • Report: UK file sharing drops, even among teens ars technica
  • NPR Has Great Hopes for Asymmetrical Sideband Transmission radio world
  • Local radio station utilizes renewable energy ktva anchorage
  • $50 Portable HD Radio Comes to Best Buy’s Insignia Line salon
  • Cumulus Cincinnati reinvents by rebuilding and reusing radio magazine
  • News Corp. to Turn MySpace Into Entertainment Portal media bistro
  • Paid Content and Blog Sponsorships Generate Highest E-Profits Banner ads and online directories are the least profitable, per FOLIO: survey. folio
  • TuneWiki for iPhone streams lyrics in real time cnet
  • Vtech IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet Radio Review gadgateer
  • Magno Cube Wooden Radio geeky gadgets
  • Digital Radio Tuner for DAB and FM Signals Integrates Fast RSSI Function wireless design and development
  • Rhino Launches New Digital Sales Format billboard
  • QuickPlay Media raises $12 million Mobile media service provider looking to expand its already-wide horizons vator news
  • France takes third swing at ‘three-strikes’ law register
  • New Zealand Govt Revives Anti-Piracy Law billboard

Radio News International:

Britain/Europe

  • Moyles hits out at ‘dull’ radio. Chris. DJ Chris Moyles has accused the BBC of making dull programmes because it does not want to upset listeners. bbc
  • Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles accuses ‘frightened’ BBC of trying to silence him mail online
  • Chris Moyles interview: radio’s best kept secret? telegraph
  • BBC radio DJ Chris Moyles hits out at corporation red tape telegraph
  • BBC freezes executive bonuses 9news
  • BBC Worldwide profits down 12.8% but revenue tops £1bn media week uk
  • ‘Swine flu’ strikes at Heart FM get reading
  • Sonifex Aids Welsh Community Radio radio world
  • Leftovers recipe challenge (Wish FM) leigh journal
  • Ofcom awards more radio grants radio today
  • Thieves caused Heart to stop radio today
  • Kershaw sent home from Coventry radio today
  • Moyles Rails Against Rules radio today
  • Experts: Media potential of radio underestimated kyiv post
  • Voice of Russia launches long-term project, devoted to 40th anniversary arrival of H.Aliyev to Azerbaijani leadership abc.az

Asia/Africa/Oceania/Americas

  • Volunteers band together to launch new radio station inverrel times
  • No govt policy to disallow air time on private TV, radio: Jatua times of india
  • Top radio station attracts mainstream advertisers indian newslink
  • Himesh now in radio! india glitz
  • Radio Pakistan’s Dalit propaganda exposed new kerala
  • No policy disallowing religious organisations air time on TV, FM radio : Jatua indian television
  • FM radio service providers register more than 100 % quarterly growth in revenues telcom tiger
  • Govt waives FM, TV license renewal fee kantipur
  • French radio programs gain popularity individual.com
  • Saakashvili’s Longtime Ally Becomes Head of Imedi TV, Radio civil.ge
  • Venezuelan Government Increases Pressure on Private Media 200 Privately-owned Radio Stations To Be Stripped of Broadcast Licenses international press institute
  • Govn’t to control 58.57% of radio-electric spectrum The Venezuelan Broadcasting Chamber estimates that if the threat comes true, more than 5,000 Venezuelan families will lose their means of support el universal
  • Journalists, media outlets come under pressure after criticising public officials ifex