Broadcasting

  1. Jay-Z Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West, his collaborator on their new album, Watch the Throne. He will close out op ...

  2. Drew Barrymore's Best Coast Video Launches MTV Division

    August 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT An 11-minute short film by Drew Barrymore and featuring the music of Best Coast will debut next week on MTV's websites as the network's new multi-platform unit MTVX begins to make its mark in offering new content. The short film includes ...

  3. Sirius XM Radio Second-Quarter Profit, Subs Surge

    August 02, 2011 8:14 AM EDT NEW YORK - Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported a stronger second-quarter profit amid higher revenue and lower loss on debt extinguishment. The satellite radio company's profit of $173.3 million exceeded Wall Street expectations and compared w ...

  4. Latin Power Players: Jose Valle

    August 02, 2011 1:22 AM EDT Jose Valle President, Univision Radio Since his appointment in March, Univision's Jose Valle has taken on responsibility for the largest Spanish-language radio network in the country, with 70 owned and operated stations in 17 markets. Accordi ...

  5. Latin Power Players: Raul Alarcon, Jr.

    August 01, 2011 9:55 PM EDT Raul Alarcón Jr. President/CEO/chairman, Spanish Broadcasting System Few heads of media conglomerates are as actively involved in day-to-day operations as Raul Alarcón Jr., the charismatic president/CEO/chairman of Spanish Broadcasting System. The ...

  6. U.S. Debt Fight Could Bring More Airwaves For Broadband

    July 29, 2011 6:26 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - The debt ceiling battle could produce an unlikely winner: smartphone users. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's current plan would direct the Federal Communications Commission to auction off highly valuable radio spectrum to ...

  7. Disney Picks 'N.B.T.' (Next Big Thing) Teen Musician Contestants

    July 26, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Radio Disney and Disney Channel have selected three teen pop singers, a country vocalists and a band to compete in the channel's fourth annual "N.B.T." (Next Big Thing) contest. Having launched the careers of Hollywood Records' ...

  8. iHeartRadio Music Fest Sells Out in Less Than Ten Minutes

    July 18, 2011 1:23 PM EDT A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minute ...

  9. Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Many More Announced for iHeartRadio Music Fest

    July 11, 2011 4:07 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez had a big announcement today, and surprisingly, it wasn't about American Idol. Clear Channel radio will hold the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 23 and 24. Host ...

  10. Bustos Media Rebuilding, Purchases Four Stations

    June 20, 2011 11:03 AM EDT As part of its plan to grow to 20-owned radio stations in the next five years, Latin media company Bustos Media has purchased four stations in Portland, Oregon from Adelante Media. The stations are regional Mexican KGDD-AM (1520 AM); Latin pop KXE ...

  11. Exclusive: Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' Video Premiering June 22 on MTV

    June 16, 2011 7:29 PM EDT Britney Spears' official "I Wanna Go" video will make its MTV premiere at 6 a.m. ET on June 22, sliding in just in time to qualify for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The eligibility period for the MTV Video Awards closes J ...

  12. BBC to Launch International Version of iPlayer as Subscription App

    June 15, 2011 7:59 AM EDT LONDON -- It has proved the most popular TV catch-up service in the U.K., regularly attracting over a million users per week. Now, an expanded version of the BBC's iPlayer will be launched internationally as a subscription app costing around ...

  13. Cast announced for 'Popland,' MTV Latin America's New Telenovela

    May 24, 2011 5:39 PM EDT MTV Latin America has announced the cast of their new telenovela, " Popland ," a soap about the world of paparazzi featuring actors from Latin America and the United States. The cast includes Jon Ecker of the U.S., Manuela Gonzalez of Co ...

  14. Sirius Profits Soar, Subscriptions Up

    May 03, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc's first-quarter revenue was boosted by more subscribers, but it said lower car sales in the wake of the earthquake in Japan could hurt its subscriber growth this year. The company, home to programming by Howard Stern and M ...

  15. MTV O Awards Generate Most Online Traffic Since 2009 VMAs

    May 03, 2011 11:50 AM EDT MTV today released traffic and streaming results from the online-only awards show, which are as follows: - The April 28 live webcast generated 651,000 streams - The archived video of the show generated "nearly" 1 million streams in three ...

  16. Latin Radio Programmers Trying to Make PPM Its BFF

    April 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it ...

  17. Clear Channel, Big Machine Unite for Big Machine Radio

    April 26, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group has teamed up with Clear Channel for Big Machine Radio, a commercial free station included in Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Internet radio service. The announcement was made in a press release Tuesday. Big Machine Radio ...

  18. Mary Anne Hobbs, Guest Blogger, on Her Switch From BBC Radio One to XFM

    April 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT She's Seen A Million Faces, And Rocked Them All: Mary Anne Hobbs at Coachella (Photo: www.djgabereal.com ) From dropping out of school and working at an egg packing plant to living on a bus with a hard rock band to publishing the fanzine Krus ...

  19. XM Settles Last Inno Lawsuit With Indie Labels

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT XM Satellite Radio settled the last of the lawsuits brought against it over the company's controversial Inno device. Merlin, an organization representing many independent labels, settled for $3.6 million. The major labels, which originally br ...

  20. Univision Radio Lays Off Several Key Programmers, Sources Say

    April 07, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Sources at Univision Radio confirmed that the company "streamlined" some of its radio operations Wednesday. As part of that process, programmers in key markets were let go in what may be the biggest, simultaneous lay-offs at a Spanish la ...

  21. Read Evan Harrison's Farewell To Clear Channel Staff

    March 30, 2011 5:23 PM EDT While his departure from Clear Channel has been telegraphed for months now, Evan Harrison, president of Clear Channel Digital, officially made his final goodbyes today. Word first leaked out last fall that he planned to leave by the end of last ye ...

  22. Sirius XM Stock Impacted by Howard Stern Lawsuit

    March 24, 2011 8:16 AM EDT Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan on Wednesday downgraded his rating on shares of Sirius XM Radio and his target price on them following Howard Stern's lawsuit against the satellite radio company. In early trading, Sirius shares ...

  23. Jose Valle Named President Of Univision Radio

    March 23, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Jose Valle has been named president of Univision Radio , the company announced today. Valle, a veteran radio executive, was most recently VP and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles, overseeing stations KLVE-FM , KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM and KRC ...

  24. Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM, Claims He Was Stiffed On Stock

    March 23, 2011 7:20 AM EDT In 2004, before Howard Stern signed a blockbuster deal with Sirius Satellite Radio, he thought about retiring. Instead, he took a "significant risk" and went with Sirius. The moment is captured in a lawsuit filed today in New York Superi ...

  25. House Votes to Cut Funding to Public Radio

    March 18, 2011 7:40 AM EDT The House of Representatives voted Thursday to end federal funding for National Public Radio, following recent controversies that entangled some of the organization's senior executives. Republicans said the move, which passed by a vote of 228 ...

  26. CNN Makes Over Its Image With Diner, Bands, Beer At SXSW

    March 17, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Gold Motel rocks the CNN diner at South by Southwest on Wednesday (photo: Jason Gross) From the outside, the slowly rotating neon sign looks like a scene out of "Happy Days" -- but looking closer, you see nothing less than a major news o ...

  27. House to Vote on Cutting off Funds for NPR

    March 17, 2011 7:30 AM EDT House Republicans are preparing another strike against public broadcasting with legislation to bar federal funding of National Public Radio and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues. The House last month voted to ...

  28. Cumulus to Buy Radio Rival Citadel Broadcasting

    March 10, 2011 8:38 AM EST Cumulus Media is buying Citadel Broadcasting in a $1.7 billion deal that would unite two of the nation's largest radio station owners. Cumulus Media Inc. said Thursday it is paying $37 per share for Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Cumulus says the ...

  29. Sirius XM to Launch Charlie Sheen Radio

    March 04, 2011 6:04 PM EST Sirius XM will on Saturday launch "Tiger Blood Radio," the company announced Friday. The station will be totally devoted to "breaking news, facts, fallout and career implications of the Charlie Sheen controversy," according to ...

  30. MTV Partners with Sony/ATV's Extreme Music to Promote Unsigned Artists

    March 01, 2011 1:00 AM EST MTV will partner with Sony/ATV's "Extreme Music" production library to market the music of unsigned artists and bands to music supervisors for commercials, television shows and movies. The partnership, which will operate under the n ...

  31. MTV to Launch OMAs, Digital Music Awards Show in April

    February 24, 2011 5:30 AM EST MTV is naming its new digital music awards the OMAs - and leaving the "O" up for grabs. The network is to announce Thursday that the O Music Awards will take place April 28. MTV is leaving the "O" undefined and open to interpre ...

  32. Sirius XM Radio Ends Year As Second Largest Media Subscription Service

    February 16, 2011 6:45 AM EST Sirius XM Radio said Tuesday it ended 2010 with 20.19 million subscribers, a company record, allowing it to finish the year as the second-largest media subscription business behind cable giant Comcast. Netflix, which is on a faster subscriber grow ...

  33. BBC To Close 200 Websites In Cost-Cutting Move

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Britain's state-backed public broadcaster the BBC said Monday it would close 200 websites over the next two years in a drive to slash costs and reshape online content. The move, which includes the loss of 360 jobs, is part of a raft of cost-c ...

  34. MTV Planning Online Digital Awards Show For Spring

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST To suit an altered music landscape, MTV is planning an untraditional award show celebrating digital music. The network says it's prepping an as-yet unnamed, multiplatform award show for April or May that will exult digital music and its many ...

  35. KUSF Abruptly Goes Online-Only

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The University of San Francisco abruptly shut the doors of its radio station, KUSF, today and announced that the station is moving to an online-only format, effective immediately. According to several online reports, campus security was called to ...

  36. The Power of NPR

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST With so many music options available to listeners at any given moment, breaking a new act is more challenging than ever. Even the perfect alignment of mainstream press and promo - say, a Rolling Stone feature, a performance on Conan or a video in ...

  37. Bubba the Love Sponge: 'Sirius XM Slashing Salaries of Top Radio Talent'

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST After having struck expensive deals with such Hollywood personalities as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and music stars like Eminem, Bob Dylan and Jamie Foxx, Sirius XM has been asking some of its top radio talent to take dramatic cuts in pay. So s ...

  38. Satellite Radio Sirius XM To Carry English Soccer Giant Manchester United Games Live

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio is betting on the U.S. fan base of British soccer club Manchester United. The satellite radio firm on Monday unveiled a multi-year deal to be the official radio broadcaster of the 18-time champions of the English Premier League. Fi ...

  39. Sirius XM CFO: Howard Stern Might Have to Take a Pay Cut; Possible 10 Days Left on Air

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern could broadcast live on Sirius XM for the last time on Dec. 16. After that, he heads for his annual end-of-year vacation and there still is no decision as to whether he’ll renew his contract, which expires on Dec. 31 and sets Sirius X ...

  40. Sirius, XM To Merge In Canada

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than two years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Radio merged in the United States to form Sirius XM Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., XM Canada’s parent company, has announced a definitive agreement to combine Sirius Canada Inc ...

  41. Univision Radio Signs PPM Deal

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish language radio giant Univision radio has finally signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron’s Portable People Meter in some of the nation’s biggest markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Although Univision had subscribed to Arbitron P ...

  42. Univision Radio Network President Gary Stone To Retire

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gary Stone, the longtime president/COO of the Univision Radio network, will retire from the company at the end of the year, Univision Communciations announced in a statement. Stone's retirement comes after 25 years at Univision Radio and its ...

  43. Sirius XM CEO: Talks With Howard Stern Continue

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius XM continues discussions with Howard Stern about a potential extension of his contract, which expires at the end of the year, CEO Mel Karmazin said Thursday (Nov. 4). "We do not have any updates today," he ...

  44. BBC's Urban Station Grabs New Listeners

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban station BBC 1Xtra has registered its highest audience share to date, attracting over 800,000 weekly listeners in the third quarter, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The digital network increased its audience from the 600,000 it lo ...

  45. U.K. Radioplayer To Launch In December

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Around 50 radio stations will be available on a new U.K. Internet service, the Radioplayer, which provides access to BBC and commercial networks via a single online destination. Listeners will be able to search by station, program and genre and th ...

  46. Radio Disney Installs Cocchia As GM

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney executive Sean Cocchia is moving over to Radio Disney as senior VP and GM. In his new position, Cocchia will oversee the radio industry's only network programming to kids and their parents across both traditional and digital platforms. ...

  47. Sirius XM Growth Continued In Q3

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio continues its strong subscriber momentum. The firm added 334,727 net subscribers in the third quarter, more than triple the customer gain of 102,295 in the year-ago period, the company said. It didn't comment on the status of ...

  48. Annie Nightingale Breaks Record

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest serving female radio presenter. Nightingale, who began her career at Radio 1 in 1970, has been named the world record holder for the 'Longest Career as a ...

  49. MTV Spain Goes Free To Air

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Spain celebrates its 10th anniversary tomorrow (Sept. 16) by going free to air on digital terrestrial television (DTT) at 9pm. At the Madrid presentation today (Sept. 15), Rafael Annechino, the director general of MTV Iberia, told Billboard.bi ...

  50. Howard Stern 'Pretty Sure' About Sirius XM Exit

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Howard Stern is "pretty sure" he'll leave satellite radio, but his unique voice will live on in new media. Then again, it could be all posturing... like Dr. Laura Schlessinger is posturing by pretending to be retiring at the end of ...

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