Broadcasting

  1. Digital Briefs: Livekick, Clear Channel, Sirius XM

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Concert recommendation and search engine Livekick has emerged from beta mode, going live with a service that notifies members when their favorite artists are playing locally and helps them search for the lowest-cost tickets online. The search e ...

  2. Digital Briefs: NPR, Jonas Brothers

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- National Public Radio 's public interactive unit will collect and report online streaming music activity to SoundExchange, as directed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Public interactive will serve as the central reporting vehic ...

  3. BBC's 'Big Weekend' Builds Interactive Audience

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster BBC has released figures that show national Top 40 station Radio 1's Big Weekend event - held May 9 to 10 in Swindon and available on Web and digital TV platforms as well as via radio - was the most interactive to date. The n ...

  4. A-ha To Play Commercial Radio Awards

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million selling Norwegian pop act a-ha will perform at the 2009 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in London on June 5. The appearance precedes the U.K. release of the Universal Music act's ninth studio album, "Foot of the Mountain,&qu ...

  5. Sirius Sponsors Polaris Music Prize

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius has stepped up today as the new presenting sponsor for the Polaris Music Prize, an award recognizing the best Canadian album. Rogers Communications had been the previous presenting sponsor from the award's incep ...

  6. Arbitron 'Welcomes' PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Arbitron welcomes the opportunity to better educate all parties about our Portable People Meter service and its advantages over the diary-based system," said company spokesman Thom Mocarsky. "The FCC Notice of Inquiry will allow us ...

  7. Ole Signs Global 'Super WHY!' Deal

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie publisher Ole has secured worldwide administration rights for the music from the "Super WHY!" animated pre-school TV series. The show is broadcast domestically on CBC and in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. S ...

  8. BBC Worldwide Bolsters Music Portfolio

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide has increased its catalog of BBC rock and pop output and archive programming, a move which the broadcaster's commercial arm says has led to a "surge" in international music program sales. According to a statement, a &q ...

  9. MTV Networks Japan Launches Streaming Service

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Japan (MTVNJ) has launched a free ad-supported music video streaming service on its MTVJapan.com site. Music videos from Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are now available to view at no cost and without the need to registe ...

  10. BBC, Commercial Radio Partner On Digital

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC and the commercial radio sector have forged a partnership designed to secure the future of digital radio in the U.K. The initiative between the license fee-funded BBC and commercial networks is set to establish the Radio Council, a body wh ...

  11. Radio Panel Debates PPM, Audience Retention Strategies

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Programmers were torn about the benefits of the portable people meter (PPM), during the "Radio Days" panel held April 21 at the Eden Roc Resort as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Al Fuentes, PD/host for Spanish BRaodcasting ...

  12. Alfonso Larriva Programs New L.A. Latin Pop Station

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Details are emerging on the staffing of Los Angeles’ new Latin pop station Exitos 93.9 FM, which launched April 15. Former Fonovisa VP/GM Alfonso Larriva is the program director of the station, for which Mexico-based broadcaster Grupo Radio Centro ...

  13. Study: Online Radio Audience Grows To 42 Million Weekly

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is good news in the radio industry: online radio is gaining in popularity. The number of Americans that tune-in weekly to online radio grew to 42 million, up from 33 million in 2008. Stuck in the 11 to 13% range for the past three years, wee ...

  14. Digital Radio Services Revealed Down Under

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the digital radio revolution just around the corner, commercial media group DMG Radio Australia has unveiled a flavor of some new music channels to come. The broadcaster, which operates the Nova and Vega networks, has added two new digital br ...

  15. 'Big Weekend' For Lily Allen, Snow Patrol

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen, Snow Patrol and Kasabian will headline U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1's "Big Weekend" festival in Swindon on May 9 and 10. The free music event has a line-up of more than 50 U.K. and international artists. Othe ...

  16. Latin Radio Briefs: 'Don Cheto,' SBS Moves

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. (LBI) has announced that its "El Show de Don Cheto" morning show -- hosted by Juan Razo -- is now airing on Sinclair regional Mexican KXTS (98.7 FM)/Santa Rosa, Calif. "We are ...

  17. Updated: FCC's Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Wednesday morning (April 8) called for a government inquiry into how Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) collects data and affects minority audiences and broadcast stations. "I'm hopeful that t ...

  18. Canadian Copyright Board Issues Royalty Decision

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Copyright Board issued a royalty decision dealing with satellite radio today, concluding these services should pay 6.2% of revenues for the use of music. "This is lower than the total equivalent rates of 7.1% set by the board, th ...

  19. Latin Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Granda

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Liberman Broadcasting has flipped its Latin rhythmic KZZA (Casa 106.7)/Dallas to a Spanish oldies format, "La Bonita." The station was broadcasting grupero, cumbia, banda, ballads and bachata on Tuesday, with no on-air talent. The chan ...

  20. L.A. Radio Station To Flip To Latin Pop

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles will soon have a new Spanish language pop station via a Mexican connection. Beginning April 15, English language station KMVN-FM (93.9 FM), current home to deejay Rick Dees, will flip to Latin pop format through a deal with Mexican bro ...

  21. Radio 1 Rapped Over Coldplay Tour

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has upheld a complaint from the U.K. commercial radio sector that the publicly financed national top 40 station Radio 1 appeared to be endorsing the Coldplay tour. It comes as Radio 1 unveils its live music and events program for 2009, inc ...

  22. Ralph Bernard Swaps Radio For RAH

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio veteran executive Ralph Bernard has been named chief executive at 5,500-capacity London venue the Royal Albert Hall. Bernard will succeed David Elliott, who retires at the end of May after 11 years in the post. A former chairman of the ...

  23. MTV Networks Snags Global Green Day Exclusive

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will be the global on-air and online outlet for the premiere of Green Day's new video "Know Your Enemy" (Reprise) on April 24. It is the lead single from their long-awaited new set "21st Century Break ...

  24. BBC Axes Awards For World Music

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to axe its Radio 3 Awards for World Music, one of the leading international showcases for the genre. A BBC Radio 3 spokeswoman said in a statement today that the awards would not be staged this year as the broadcaster "felt it was ...

  25. Urban, Hispanic Radio Adapt To PPM

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio One regional VP Doug Abernathy watched in horror as his once top-rated Houston stations plummeted after the market converted from diary to PPM currency measurement in June 2007. "After 20 years of dominance, it was a hard pill for us to ...

  26. Sirius XM To Roll Out iPhone App In Q2

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc looks to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group. The company, which had ...

  27. Radio Legend Harvey Dies At Age 90

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radio legend Paul Harvey died on Saturday morning (Feb. 28) at a hopsital near his winter home in Phoenix surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available. He was 90. Harvey's death follows that of his wife and business partn ...

  28. Sirius Canada Named Live Nation Satellite Radio Partner

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital radio broadcaster Sirius Canada has announced a deal with Live Nation to become the concert giant's official Canadian satellite radio partner. The partnership gives Sirius customers access to live broadcasts featuring Canadian artists ...

  29. MTV To Camden Crawl In April

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV U.K. has been announced as the official television broadcast partner of the 2009 Gaymers Camden Crawl and will host the two-day event's 3,000-capacity Roundhouse gigs. It is the first time that MTV has partnered with the Crawl, which brin ...

  30. Elbow Tops BBC 'Red Button' Ratings

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A filmed performance of U.K. indie-rock band Elbow for national AC network Radio 2 has become the most viewed music session on the BBC's interactive 'red button' and online services. The recording took place with the BBC Concert Orc ...

  31. Univision Shuffles Dallas Stations

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Radio has confirmed to R&R that its Dallas properties have gone through some changes. Regional Mexican KESS (La Qué Buena 107.9) has flipped to Latin pop as "La Kalle," and Latin rhythm KFZO (La Kalle 99.1) took on regional ...

  32. Dutch Arrow Stations Lose Licenses

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dutch nationwide radio stations Arrow Classic Rock and Arrow Jazz FM have had their broadcast licenses revoked by the Dutch government's Telecom Agency, due to the lack of payment of FM license fees. Both stations have been ordered to stop br ...

  33. Venevision Overhauls New Media Initiatives

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Venevision International has launched a new entertainment portal, Novulu.com , and a series of new media initiatives. Novulu features films, music, mobile and television content for consumers, which can be viewed or purchased from the site, both a ...

  34. NAB, SoundExchange Agree On Streaming

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and SoundExchange announced Monday (Feb. 16) an agreement on Internet streaming rates for local radio stations that simulcast programming over the Internet or that create new stand-alone Internet stat ...

  35. Sirius XM Agrees To Liberty Media Deal

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Satellite Radio firm Sirius XM has avoided a bankruptcy filing, confirming Tuesday morning a deal with John Malone's Liberty Media that will provide it with cash infusions in return for a minority stake in the company. With the agreement, Mal ...

  36. Sirius Creditors Threaten To Oust CEO: Report

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST A group of Sirius XM Radio Inc creditors will seek to remove chief executive Mel Karmazin if the company chooses a bankruptcy filing over a deal with an investor that would let it stay solvent, the Wall Street Journal said. "Creditors will ac ...

  37. Sirius XM in talks with DirecTV, Liberty - Reports

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio Inc's chief executive Mel Karmazin has approached DirecTV Group Inc and Liberty Media in an effort to fend off bankruptcy as well as a bid by EchoStar Corp's Charlie Ergen, media reports said. The reports come as Sirius X ...

  38. Doyle, Ghomeshi To Host ECMAs

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Newfoundland singer Damhnait Doyle will pair up CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi to host the 2009 East Coast Music Awards live from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The awards show on March 1 will also be aired on CBC Television at 11 p.m., while CBC' ...

  39. Ergen Offers Troubled Sirius A Lifeline: Reports

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Satellite mogul Charles Ergen has offered to boost the capital and restructure the debt of Sirius XM Radio Inc, which has been preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing, newspapers reported. Ergen has offered to inject several hundred million dol ...

  40. Global Shake-Up For MTV Programming

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled plans to introduce new music programming formats focusing on new acts and live performances, which will be broadcast across 62 MTV channels in 162 countries. The MTV World Stage format will feature live perf ...

  41. Report: EchoStar Amasses Sirius XM Debt

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Charles Ergen's EchoStar Corp has quietly accumulated a substantial portion of Sirius XM Satellite Radio Inc's maturing debt in what could be the first salvo in an attempt to take control of the company, the Wall Street Journal said, cit ...

  42. Strong RAJAR Result For Radio 2

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. national AC network BBC Radio 2 has achieved a strong quarterly result according to data released by official research body RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd). The station, which has just appointed Bob Shennan as its new controller, re ...

  43. New BBC Radio 2 Controller Announced

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bob Shennan has been appointed the new controller for national U.K. A/C network BBC Radio 2. Shennan succeeds Lesley Douglas, who left the BBC last October amid the scandal over Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's prank calls to actor Andrew Sa ...

  44. Humberto Luna Joins La Preciosa

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary radio and TV personality Humberto Luna is joining Clear Channel as morning show host of the company's Spanish oldies network "La Preciosa." Luna, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among other accomplishments, wi ...

  45. Entravision Launches 'El Gato' Format

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST After shuttering its pop-driven Super Estrella format and expanding its "Jose" hits format, Entravision has announced the launch of a new radio format called "El Gato." Featuring contemporary regional Mexican music, "El Ga ...

  46. Súper Estrella Network Is No More

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Entravision Radio has gotten rid of Latin CHR network Súper Estrella in favor of Spanish-language Jack-type format "José," the company officially announced. The PD is Andrea Becerra. With the addition of the Súper Estrella network statio ...

  47. Latin News Briefs: La Chokolata, Enrique Iglesias

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Entravision Radio Latin CHR KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles has dropped the morning show "La Regadera de la Chokolata," hosted by Oswaldo Diaz and Ysaac Alvarez. As of Tuesday (Jan. 6), Alvarez is the sole host in the mornings with th ...

  48. Arbitron Settles With N.Y., N.J. AGs

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after attorneys general in New York and New Jersey filed lawsuits against Arbitron charging the radio ratings research company with "deceptively claiming that its Portable People Meter system is valid, fair, and representative of ...

  49. MTV EMAs Web Traffic Revealed

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled its figures for Web traffic, online voting and mobile downloads for last month's MTV Europe Music Awards. The event was staged in Liverpool on Nov. 6 and performers included Pink, The Killers, Beyonce a ...

  50. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

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