CBS Radio

  1. Nick Cannon, CBS Radio Launch Countdown Show

    April 05, 2011 8:25 AM EDT Nick Cannon, currently morning personality at WXRK (92.3 NOW) New York, has added new duties as host of a nationally syndicated weekly countdown show. Premiering the weekend of April 23, "Cannon's Countdown" will be broadcast on CBS ...

  2. Kings of Leon Tapped For NCAA Tournament Push

    March 03, 2011 3:43 PM EST CBS and Turner Sports are turning to Kings of Leon to add some star-power to their upcoming March Madness coverage. Beginning Friday, the companies will roll out a multi-platform campaign featuring tournament footage weaved into a music video for ...

  3. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  4. Business Matters: Pandora Way Ahead of CBS Radio & Clear Channel's Internet Radio

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pandora Way Ahead Of Terrestrial Radio's Streaming Efforts -- Pandora has a nearly 4-to-1 lead over CBS Radio in terms of unique streams, according to metrics quoted by AdAge. The personalized Internet radio service has over half a million pe ...

  5. Business Matters: TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million; Flying Lotus' Cool New Technology

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million -- Online radio ad provider Targetspot has raised $8 million from Union Square Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, CBS Radio and Milestone Venture Partners. The company boasts the largest ...

  6. CBS Radio Unveils New iPhone App

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not content to let Clear Channel's iheartradio smartphone app run uncontested in the smartphone space, CBS Radio has introduced its new Radio.com app for the iPhone. The app offers streaming access to more than 200 music, news, sports and tal ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. iPad Sparks Developer Land Grab

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Developers that have found success selling applications for the iPhone are showing great interest in applying their skills to the soon-to-be-released iPad, including more than a few music apps. Flurry Analytics, which tracks mobile app development ...

  9. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  10. Veteran KDKA Host Fred Honsberger Dies

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran KDKA Radio personality Fred Honsberger died this morning (Dec. 16) at his home in Monroeville, Penn. He was 58. Honsberger joined KDKA in Pittsburgh in 1979 after working as a news anchor at sister station KYW in his hometown of Philadelph ...

  11. Carson Daly Returns To Radio

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly, host of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, is returning to Los Angeles radio. Beginning Jan. 4, he will fill the vacant morning spot on CBS Radio's newest station, KAMP-FM "AMP Radio." Launched last February, CBS Ra ...

  12. Vevo Adds CBS Content In New Agreement

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST In advance of its Dec. 8 scheduled launch date, the Vevo music video service struck a content partnership deal with CBS Interactive Music Group. The agreement adds music programming from a variety of CBS Interactive's properties, including La ...

  13. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  14. User-Based Web Radio Firm Jelli Makes National Push

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jelli, a company that merges crowdcasting with traditional radio, is hoping to take its user-controlled radio system national through a deal announced late Monday (Oct. 19) with Triton Media Group. As part of the agreement, Triton will syndicate t ...

  15. The Arch Ends CBS Radio's Dominance In St. Louis

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from the portable people meter, WARH-FM, Bonneville's Classic Hits station in St. Louis has ended the 40-year ratings dominance by KMOX-AM, the heritage News/Talk station owned by CBS Radio. WARH, known as "The Arch,&q ...

  16. CBS Launches AMP Radio Detroit

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taking on the top-rated station in Detroit, CBS Radio Monday at 8 a.m. debuted AMP Radio, which employs a top-40 format, on WVMV-FM. With the change, WVMV's smooth jazz programming, a format that has been disappearing from major markets acros ...

  17. Last.fm To Launch As Broadcast Stations In Four Markets

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Interactive Group is turning the Last.fm music service into a broadcast radio station. Starting Oct. 5, the Last.fm station will be multicast on CBS's high-definition radio channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco-as w ...

  18. Radio Embraces 'Posting' System

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Posting, a practice formerly shunned by the radio industry is finally taking hold. A year after Radio One instituted a scheduling and verification system in Houston, the radio group has decided to roll out posting to the rest of its 52 stations in ...

  19. Katz 360 To Represent Pandora

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Katz 360 Sales signed an agreement with Pandora to represent a significant portion of Pandora's digital audio ad inventory, the companies announced Monday (Aug. 3). The deal underscores Pandora's recent commitment to expand its inventory ...

  20. CBS To Flip Format Of Influential Rock Station WBCN

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When iconic radio station WBCN (104.1 FM) flips formats Aug. 13 it will mark the first time since Lyndon Johnson's presidency that the station will be missing from the Boston rock radio landscape. For more than 40 years WBCN helped define loc ...

  21. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  22. Q&A: CBS Interactive Music President David Goodman

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. this week merged its music-related businesses into a new unit, called the CBS Interactive Music group. It consists of the on-demand streaming music service Last.fm along with the interactive websites of every CBS radio station that offer ...

  23. CBS Corp. Creates Interactive Music Group

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. said Tuesday it is combining its CBS Radio online assets and music discovery site Last.fm to create the CBS Interactive Music Group. It includes CBS Radio’s more than 100 music Websites and audio streams, related mobile applications, as ...

  24. Future of Music Coalition Reports Grim Airplay Data

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Future of Music Coalition has released a report detailing the grim state of indie airplay on commercial radio stations. The data, drawn from Mediaguide playlists for seven specific music formats (AC, Urban AC, Active Rock, Country, CHR Pop, Tr ...

  25. K-Rock/New York To Flip To Top 40

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio has sounded the last call for rock WXRK (92.3 K-Rock)/New York -- again: As first rumored by Street Talk Daily, the station will be flipping at 5 p.m. on Wednesday (March 11) to top 40 as "92.3 Now FM." Dom Theodore, CBS Radio& ...

  26. 'Mega' Moves In On 'Movin' In Dallas

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS Radio's KMVK (Movin)/Dallas has dropped its rhythmic AC format in favor of Spanish-language hot AC "Mega 107.5." No word yet on who's programming. "Movin" PD Nikki Nite and promotion director Eric Landrum remain f ...

  27. Artists, Pols Rally For Performance Rights Act

    February 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Grammy Town Hall meeting tonight (Feb. 6) sought to kick off a grassroots movement aimed at passage of the Performance Rights Act, a bill re-introduced two days ago that would require U.S. terrestrial radio stations to pay performance royalties ...

  28. Live Nation, CBS Radio Partner For Live Events

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and CBS Radio have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce select radio-sponsored concerts at Live Nation's more than 110 venues across North America. As part of the deal, Live Nation and CBS Radio will partner to develop n ...

  29. Yahoo Restructures Internet Radio Operation

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chalk up another Internet Radio casualty courtesy of the new royalty fee structure. Yahoo Music, once the top music destination on the Web, is handing over the bulk of its Launchcast Internet radio operations to CBS Radio. Under a deal closely res ...

  30. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The first song, "Boots of Chinese Plastic," is ...

  31. CBS Radio Rolls Out Video

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio is upgrading all its station Web sites with video. The new capability debuts on four of its New York stations -- AC WWFS, rock WXRK, sports WFAN, news WCBS-AM -- and will roll out to others in the weeks and months ahead. Video content wi ...

  32. Four Largest Markets Scheduled For PPM Switch

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron officially resumed the roll-out of its portable people meter service Thursday (June 12). Beginning in September, eight markets will say goodbye to diaries forever, including the nation's four largest radio markets, New York, Los Ange ...

  33. AOL Reveals New Online Music Player

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT America Online unveiled a new online music player and expanded programming options for its AOL Radio service. The new player allows users to skip and pause songs, add channel presets and share their streaming music with other AOL members via the A ...

  34. 'Star Trek' Composer Courage Dies At 88

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alexander "Sandy" Courage, the composer of the original "Star Trek" theme, died May 15 in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 88. Besides creating the fanfare for the Starship Enterprise, Courage won an Emmy in 1988 as the princip ...

  35. Six Questions With Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) issued its new statutory rate structure for Internet radio broadcasters last year, one of the leading voices opposing the new system was Pandora founder Tim Westergren. The issue has faded from the forefront ...

  36. CBS Outlines Programming, Online Strategy

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Britney Spears first guest starred on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" on March 24, 9.7 million viewers watched her live. Thanks to the efforts of CBS Interactive - as detailed at the network's Upfront presentation at Carnegi ...

  37. CBS, Last.fm Merge Radio Resources

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio and Last.fm, both owned by CBS Corp, have teamed up for closer collaboration on their respective radio initiatives. Under the agreement, CBS Radio will stream all its stations to Last.fm's U.S. users. This includes KROQ in Los Angel ...

  38. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  39. CBS, AOL Combine Online Radio Networks

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The No. 2 U.S. radio broadcaster CBS Radio said on Friday it will combine its more than 150 online radio stations with AOL's more than 200 online stations. CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corp, will take over advertising sales, the companies sai ...

  40. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  41. XM Expects Q4 Subscriber Growth

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. expects retail subscriber growth to resume in the fourth quarter, but declines may occur again in the first or second quarter of 2008, chairman Gary Parsons said Monday. XM, which lost a net 17,000 retail customers ...

  42. Don Imus Signs Deal To Return To Radio

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Disgraced shock jock Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio six months ago in an uproar over an on-air racial slur he made, has signed a deal to return to radio on December 3 with a new nationally syndicated morning show. Imus will broadcast his sho ...

  43. Imus Settles With CBS Radio

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio and ousted on-air personality Don Imus have reached at settlement for his outstanding contract. The terms of the deal were not revealed. Just before his dismissal from sports WFAN/New York on April 12 for making racist remarks about the ...

  44. Senator Seeks Reassurances From Radio Heads On Payola

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Russ Feingold is growing concerned about radio's enforcement of anti-payola policies agreed to in the FCC consent decree in April, and wants to know what the four biggest broadcast groups are doing to enforce the rules. In a particularly ...

  45. FMC: Clear Channel Asking Artists To Sign Away Digital Royalties

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Future of Music Coalition says Clear Channel, in accepting music submissions from artists for possible play on the air and online, is forcing "local and independent artists to give up hard-won performance royalties as a condition for cons ...

  46. CBS Buys Last.fm For $280 Million

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. has acquired Last.fm for $280 million in cash. The deal, unveiled today, should significantly enhance the broadcast giant's online, mobile and social networking footprint, and enable it to explore synergies between the CBS Radio div ...

  47. XM Suspends Opie & Anthony For On-Air Comments

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio has suspended Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, hosts of "The Opie & Anthony Show," and ceased broadcast of the show for 30 days, effective immediately. XM said in a statement today it "deplored the comme ...

  48. MTV Int' Names Rourke CFO

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Rourke has been appointed senior VP and CFO of MTV Networks International. Until recently, Rourke has served with MTVN as senior VP, corporate finance. Rourke will continue to be based in N.Y., where he will report to MTV Networks executive V ...

  49. Impala: Indies Need Better Access To Euro Radio

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Impala has called for European measures to promote independent airplay in the wake of the $12.5 million U.S. payola radio settlement earlier this month. A side deal to the Federal Communications Commission settlement over paid airtime claims gives ...

  50. A2IM Discloses Radio Rules Of Engagement

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the trade group that, as previously reported, secured commitments from Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Citadel and Entercom to adhere to a set of radio Rules of Engagement, as well as blocks of progr ...

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