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  • Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

    09/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
    Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service. […] The name change reflects the company’s shifting focus to its digital brand as it faces competition from popular music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. …
  • Clear Channel Gets a New Name

    09/16/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10:31 am ET Sep 16, 2014 | Hannah Karp
    Most Americans are familiar with the names of their local radio stations but not with the cumbersome name of the company that owns most of them: Clear Channel Media Holdings Inc. Now, after 42 years, the country’s largest radio broadcaster is switching its name to something it hopes will resonate more with listeners and advertisers: iHeartMedia Inc., a nod to the company’s three-year-old digital radio service, iHeartRadio. Though most of Clear Channel’s revenue still comes from advertising on its terrestrial airwaves — iHeartRadio only accounts for 10% of total listening for the company — Clear Channel has been building the...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Impeachment "Never Going To Happen" (Audio at link)

    03/21/2014 7:26:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 92 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | March 21, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Never, ever, the conservative radio talk show host said on his radio program Thursday.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Politico Tries to Manipulate Hannity Comment on Michael Savage

    01/26/2014 10:50:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/14 | Breitbart News
    On Friday, Politico was set to release a puff piece on Michael Savage, the polarizing host tapped by Cumulus to replace iconic talker Sean Hannity on its affiliates. In the process of putting together that puff piece, Politico contacted Hannity for comment. After attempting to manipulate Hannity’s comments repeatedly, Hannity withdrew them. Now, they appear exclusively at Breitbart News. Hannity has moved to Premiere Radio Networks, a division of Clear Channel, shifting stations in many markets. As reported by Breitbart News last year, Hannity parted ways with Cumulus last year to move to Premiere, retaining his major markets and reportedly...
  • Clear Channel moving Rush Limbaugh from KFI to revamped KTLK

    12/05/2013 8:05:23 PM PST · by null and void · 48 replies
    LAT ^ | December 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m. | Ryan Faughnder
    Rush Limbaugh's radio tirades will have a new home on Los Angeles airwaves next year. KFI-AM (640) is losing the conservative host's three-hour show, long a fixture on the station, to KTLK-AM (1150), which owner Clear Channel is hoping to pump up as an outlet exclusively dedicated to right-leaning chatter. The company, which also owns KFI, will use Limbaugh's audience to anchor the new lineup for KTLK, which is being dubbed "The Patriot" and will also feature national shows by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Clear Channel is making similar changes in San Francisco, where Limbaugh will leave its KKSF-AM...
  • New Hot Wax Tax Scheme Screams ‘Crony Capitalism’

    11/15/2013 12:53:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    Every political science major should be taught that a bill with the words “free market” in the title is not a bill freeing a market. This is the certainly the case with the "Free Market Royalty Act.” Crony Capitalism is the merging of government powers with private businesses for the fun and profit of the connected businessmen—and a poignant example is the bill by Rep. Mel. L. Watts (D.-N.C.), written by the Recording Industry Association of America, and set to create a performance tax on broadcast radio stations paid directly to a vassal entity of the RIAA. The entity,...
  • Conservative hosts Jim Quinn, Rose Tennent out at Pittsburgh's WPGB

    11/18/2013 11:47:34 AM PST · by raygunfan · 48 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 11/1812013 | Maria Sciullo
    Conservative talk hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent are no longer part of Clear Channel's WPGB 104.7 FM morning programming. The duo finished its run in Pittsburgh at the end of last week.
  • WWIQ Philadelphia sold (to EMF Broadcasting)

    08/07/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Radio Insight-Twitter ^ | 8/7/13 | raccoonradio
    Merlin Media has sold News/Talk "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Philadelphia to EMF Broadcasting. More details coming... (see below for more)
  • Blasting With Boyles – I’ll Be Back (Denver Colo. radio host back on air)

    07/05/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | june 2013 | Peter Boyles
    And so, as I was saying on the radio before I was abruptly interrupted. It’s not much of a secret in Denver, Colorado, or across the United States of America, or all the ships at sea as we go to press because I made national news. I got canned, tapped out, knocked out, booted, clipped, excused, asked to leave, dumped, “Bain Capitaled” (Bain Capital is the owner of Clear Channel radio for those who don’t know). Bain is now fondly known as the “Mack the Knife” corporation with a pink slip. Recently across America, Bain Capital has made more hits...
  • Fans of Quinn & Rose Daily Discussion - November 20, 2013

    11/20/2013 2:42:38 AM PST · by sneakers · 61 replies
    Gone (temporarily, I hope!) but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Quinn and Rose are off the air, but they WILL be back! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze!
  • Rest assured, we will be back on the air! (Quinn & Rose)

    11/19/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    Quinn & Rose ^ | 19 November 2013 | Jim Quinn & Rose
    The Quinn and Rose show has been on the air for 18 years with great success. Ten of those years were at 104.7. We love doing our show. We want our listeners to know how much we have enjoyed bringing you the news every morning. We feel like we are all part of one big family. Your loyalty and support over the years has meant so much to us and we think you know that. Please know that we appreciate each and every one of you. A morning without you is like a morning without coffee. And we HATE a...

    11/18/2013 6:30:38 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 46 replies
    18 November 2013 | Vanity
    Quinn and Rose, the Morning Show HAVE VANISHED INTO THIN AIR. The show was replaced this morning with sportz talk. The 104.7 web page has been scrubbed. Reports from a wiki source say the affiliates were notified 10 minutes before air time this morning that the two had been fired.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 18, 2013

    11/17/2013 7:20:03 PM PST · by sneakers · 85 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Frostburg, MD) (Ashland, OH) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD) WOBX - Outer banks NC WVTT 96.7 - Olean, NY (Rochester, NY)
  • Clear Channel caves bows to pressure to air aids for fmr Tiller abortion facility

    08/30/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    WICHITA, Kansas, August 30, 2013 ( – Ads for an abortion facility will soon fill Kansas airwaves, after a Clear Channel radio station has changed its policy, according to a pro-life group. "For several months Clear Channel radio refused paid ads from the new South Wind abortion clinic operating inside George Tiller's former abortion clinic in Wichita," said Kathy Ostrowski, the legislative director of Kansans for Life. “After news that South Wind was going to present them with a 68,000 signature petition, Clear Channel has caved, even though petition gatherers admitted that the 'vast majority' of signers are from outside...
  • SiriusXM Radio is dumping Clear Channel in August 2013

    07/05/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT · by bmwcyle · 24 replies
    In August SiriusXM is dumping Clear Channel Radio. I am dumping them. The number for you to call to cancel is 888-601-6302.
  • Clear Channel/Jacksonville Sued Over Discrimination

    06/21/2013 6:42:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    All Access ^ | June 21, 2013
    Three CLEAR CHANNEL/JACKSONVILLE salespeople have filed suit against the company, alleging discrimination. ARNOLD S. GAINES of the HARPER LAW FIRM filed on behalf of ANGELA MYHAND, MONIQUE BLUE and JESSICA DOWNS, stating "this action seeks declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief, compensatory damages, costs and attorneys' fees for racial and sex discrimination and retaliation suffered by Plaintiffs."
  • Free speech under threat as advertising company "agrees" to remove UKIP poster

    03/30/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 13 replies
    Just hours after a new UKIP poster ad was spotted in Levenshulme, Manchester, a trade unionist-led campaign to have the advertisement removed has apparently led to success, in what opponents have called "a sad day for freedom of speech". Campaigners online are boasting about the impending removal of a UK Independence Party poster positioned in "deep-red Labour territory". The poster which reads, "Stop Open Door EU Immigration: Enough's Enough" has recently been posted in Levenshulme, an area of Manchester populated by around 12,000 people. Described as a 'multi-ethnic' area, Leveshulme has a significant immigrant population, with 2001 census figures showing...
  • Clear Channel to take WDTW AM 1310 Detroit dark on December 31 (prog talker)

    12/17/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Michiguide ^ | 12/17/12 | Mike Austerman
    On the heels of the announcement that Clear Channel will be donating Progressive Talk WDTW AM 1310 Detroit to MMTC (The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council) comes the news that the station will end operations and go silent at midnight on December 31st. WDTW's six tower array along I-94 east of Telegraph in Taylor will be dismantled after the station signs off. Current morning show host Tony Trupiano broke the news at the end of his 6 - 10 a.m. program this morning. The decision to shutdown the station will cost Trupiano his gig after about 18 months with his...
  • Ingraham Seeks WTNT Radio Lifeline

    11/30/2012 10:02:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    DCRTV ^ | 11/30/12 | Dave Hughes
    11/29 - UPDATED. DCRTV hears that DC-based political talker Laura Ingraham (right) could soon return to the airwaves via a brokered deal with DC area talker WTNT, 730 AM/102.9 FM. Ingraham, who had been heard until early this week on WTNT, recently announced that she's leaving her syndicator, TRN. But, we're told, she does not yet have another national radio distribution deal set up. Sources tell us that she's been talking to Clear Channel's Premiere and Cumulus. That leaves her with the short-term possibility of buying time from WTNT and doing her show from its Fairfax studios, allowing her to...
  • Laura Ingraham leaves Talk Radio Network

    11/27/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 53 replies
    radioinsight ^ | Lance Venta
    Story at link (am on my phone)...Laura may sign with ClearChannel/iHeart radio...bigger markets?
  • Breaking: NERW 8/13/2012: A Funny Thing Happened to Boston’s Talk 1200 (WOR sold to Clear Channel)

    08/13/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Scott Fybush ^ | 8/13/12 | Scott Fybush
    MONDAY MORNING UPDATE:Clear Channel may be exiting talk in Boston – but it’s entering the arena in a big way in New York City, where it’s buying WOR (710) from Buckley Broadcasting a year after the death of Rick Buckley. The sale was announced to WOR employees in a meeting this morning, with terms yet to be announced. It’s a big shakeup for the world of New York talk: a Clear Channel-run WOR is almost certain to become the new home of Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks talent, most notably Rush Limbaugh. And Limbaugh, of course, is the staple personality...
  • WFNX Moves Up Farewell (alt-rocker sold to Clear Channel)

    07/18/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 7/18/12 | Lance Venta
    Following the FCC approval of its sale to Clear Channel, 101.7 WFNX Boston has reportedly moved up its farewell to Friday, July 20 at 7:00pm. TJ Connelly, one of WFNX’s former DJ’s returning for a farewell shift, has blogged that his farewell shift has been moved up due to the new end time for the station. The station had originally planned to say goodbye on Saturday evening. We also know that when Clear Channel begins operating the station it will be under the WHBA calls. What we don’t know yet is what format will accompany those call letters or when...
  • Glenn Beck strikes $100 million radio and online deal

    06/11/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 6-11-12 | Lucas Shaw
    Glenn Beck and Premiere Networks finalized a long-term contract extension on Monday, linking one of the nation's most popular radio programs with a syndication giant. The new deal between Beck's Mercury Radio Arts and Premiere, a subsidiary of Clear Channel, ensures Premiere will syndicate "The Glenn Beck Program" for five more years. Reports value the contract at $100 million - double his prior deal. It covers not just "The Glenn Beck Program," but Beck's assorted digital businesses as well. Beck left Fox News last year and carried his devoted cadre of fans to the internet, launching GBTV, an online streaming...
  • The Preezy of the United Steezy Wants to Distract You from His Dismal Economy

    05/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush ^ | May 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT JOHNNY DONOVAN: Now, behind the scenes on the campaign trail with President Obama at a campaign stop in Kabul. OBAMA SPOOF: My fellow Americans and my fellow SEAL Team Six members, let us remember why we came here. To remind you and the American people that I shot Osama Bin Laden and ended the war on terror one year ago today with my act of bravery under heavy fire from Joe Biden. Also, you need to learn the correct way to say "Pakistan." Say it with me. You can do it this time. "Pakistan." "Pak-i-stan." JOHNNY DONOVAN: Join...
  • Clear Channel boss 'delighted' to have Limbaugh

    03/27/2012 10:36:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/27/12 | RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer
    Advertisers and some radio stations may have abandoned Rush Limbaugh for calling a Georgetown law student a "slut." But the CEO of the radio company that distributes Limbaugh's show, San Antonio-based Clear Channel, says he's sticking with the conservative talk show host, calling him the "king" of radio. Bob Pittman told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the outrage over Limbaugh's comments last month was "part of the normal day-to-day of talk radio." He also noted that Limbaugh apologized for the first time in 30 years. Speaking publicly for the first time since the controversy erupted late last...
  • Clear Channel petition to cancel Rush's show, generated by Move-On Member

    03/06/2012 5:39:18 PM PST · by rebelskid · 58 replies
    move on servers | 3/6/2012 | D. Washington
    Dear MoveOn member, Rush Limbaugh has gone too far with his attacks on Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" and suggesting she post video tapes of herself online having sex. Rush Limbaugh's radio show is a part of the Clear Channel lineup, and it's time that they no longer allow Rush Limbaugh to spew hateful and derogatory comments. That's why I created a petition to Clear Channel on, which says: Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University who was advocating for health insurance plans to cover the cost of contraception, became the...
  • Clear Channel elevates John Hogan to chairman and CEO

    02/26/2012 8:29:20 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2012 | Mark Boster
    Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the nation's largest radio operator, has upped John Hogan to chairman and chief executive. The promotion of Hogan, who had been president and CEO, comes as the company continues to try to make itself over as a general entertainment company. It recently changed its name to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment from Clear Channel Radio and is planning an expansion into television and live entertainment. Hogan has been with Clear Channel since 1999 and has managed to survive a few ownership changes during that time. The company is now part of CC Media Holdings Inc.,...
  • Cumulus Dropping Coast To Coast AM In Multiple Markets

    02/24/2012 12:08:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    radio insight ^ | 2/23/12 | Lance Venta
    Cumulus Media has dropped Coast To Coast AM with George Noory from multiple markets and replaced it with its own Red Eye Radio. Among the stations that have dropped the program are 770 KKOB & 1050 KTBL Albuquerque, 1290 WNBF Binghamton, 890 WLS Chicago, 710 KCMO Kansas City, 630 WPRO/99.7 WEAN Providence, 980 WAAV Wilmington NC, and 630/105.9 WMAL Washington DC. In two of the markets, the program has already found a new home as it is picked up by Clear Channel’s 920 WHJJ Providence and Sea-Comm’s “Big Talker” 93.7 WNTB/106.3 WLTT Wilmington NC. For now Coast To Coast remains...
  • Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

    01/30/2012 1:15:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 1-13-12 | Alex Newman
    Activists are expressing serious concerns that Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital owns one of America’s largest media conglomerates, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which broadcasts numerous popular talk-show hosts with incalculable influence in the 2012 GOP primary. Among the radio personalities syndicated by Clear Channel or aired on hundreds of stations it owns nationwide are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and many others. Because of the San Antonio-based media giant’s enormous influence — it is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, and experts point out that it essentially owns what...
  • Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Limbaugh,Hannity, Beck, Savage, Etc.)

    Wouldn't it be great if a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America? Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think. Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others. Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States. So who owns Clear Channel? Well, it turns out that Bain Capital is...
  • Old but relevant: Bain part-owner Clear Channel

    01/10/2012 6:38:08 PM PST · by NoPrisoners · 62 replies
    Clear Channel Corporate ^ | April 18, 2007 | Clear Channel
    San Antonio, Texas, April 18, 2007 – Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU) today announced that it has entered into an amendment to its previously announced merger agreement with a private equity group co-led by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., providing for an increase to $39.00 per share in the price shareholders will receive in cash for each share of Clear Channel common stock they hold. This is an increase from the previous price of $37.60 per share in cash.
  • Limbaugh jumps from KSFO to Clear Channel's 910

    12/26/2011 7:52:41 PM PST · by Political Junkie Too · 61 replies
    Clear Channel is beefing up the lineup on its 910 AM frequency, first by hiring fired KGO hosts Len Tillem and Gene Burns, and now by adding Rush Limbaugh. The new lineup starts Jan. 3. Limbaugh’s move was revealed publicly in a tweet by 910 morning hosts Armstrong & Getty. There are two schools of thought about why Limbaugh is changing stations. One is that his show is expensive and KSFO’s owner, Cumulus Media, is cutting costs. That’s why they laid off most of the talk hosts at KGO and replaced them with less expensive news staffers. Another theory is...
  • UPDATE: Jerome Corsi To File Criminal Charges..

    05/24/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT · by CainMutiny · 80 replies
    BirtherReport ^ | 5/23/11 | unknown
    [UPDATE BELOW, AUDIO FOUND] WND's Dr. Jerome Corsi stated on the Bill Cunningham Radio Show that he's going to 'file criminal charges against the White House' over the latest birth certificate forgery. I listened to the live show and then went back to the radio station website to download the show podcast and lo and behold the interview with Dr. Corsi was scrubbed from the show podcast. I think maybe Bill O'Reilly gave them some tips on scrubbing show podcasts... ;-) The radio station in question is Cincinnati's 700 WLW which is owned by none other than Clear Channel Communications,...
  • Keith Olbermann Gets Punked By George Soros

    03/07/2011 12:49:24 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Hyper-leftist commentators are getting punked a lot lately. That’s what happens when one is constantly parroting talking points without bothering to fact check. Earlier this week David Shuster torpedoed his credibility (or whatever was left of it) by pushing the Media Matters narrative that Fox was banned in Canada. Punked. The latest punkee? Keith Olbermann. A few weeks ago some hack decided to accuse Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck of using a service provided by the company that syndicates their radio shows: Premiere Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel). The job, the email indicated, paid $40 an hour,...
  • PHX Station Says It Offers Job To Bristol Palin

    01/09/2011 11:54:57 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 1+ views
    KPHO ^ | 01/07/11
    A Phoenix radio station said it has offered Bristol Palin a job alongside its morning show host. Clear Channel's Mix 96.9 (KMXP-FM) said it officially extended an on-air job offer to the daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. In a news release, station program director Ron Price denied the offer was a political job for Bristol, or a radio stunt. "It is an official offer to a very well known personality, who may be looking for a new career in what will most likely be her new home state," Price said. Palin closed on a home in...
  • BOSTON’S NEW HOME FOR RUSH RADIO (and Levin, Hannity, etc.)

    03/02/2010 11:48:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies · 2,047+ views
    Clear Channel ^ | 3/2/10 | Clear Channel
    The new home of Rush Limbaugh: Rush Radio 1200/ WXKS-AM BOSTON, MA – March 2, 2010 – A Boston radio revolution months in the making will take place on Monday, March 8, 2010 at noon as “Rush Radio 1200/WXKS” becomes the new home of The Rush Limbaugh Show. The historic launch will be led by radio giant and conservative talk master Rush Limbaugh, weekdays 12pm-3pm, followed by The Sean Hannity Show 3pm-6pm, The Jason Lewis Show 6pm-9pm, The Mark Levin Show 9p-12mid, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory midnight - 6am and The Glenn Beck Program 9am -12noon. “Boston...
  • WRKO bumps Rush Limbaugh for Charley Manning

    03/02/2010 12:16:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 60 replies · 2,655+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/2/10 | Jessica Heslam
    Republican consultant Charley Manning is replacing the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh on WRKO radio starting Monday. Jason Wolfe, program director for WRKO-AM (680), confirmed to the Herald that Manning will take over the station’s weekday noon to 3 p.m. slot. Manning, who has served as a campaign adviser to former Gov. Mitt Romney, emphasized that his new show, “The Charley Manning Show,” will be local. The GOP strategist said his show will “touch on all of the local issues that everybody is talking about, but with a special look at politics.” “I’m looking forward to really getting into politics, especially...
  • Limbaugh eyed for new talk station (Boston)

    01/14/2010 12:19:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 922+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/14/10 | Jessica Heslam
    Clear Channel plans to debut a new conservative AM talk radio station in April and is trying to steal WRKO lynchpin Rush Limbaugh - who has been on ’RKO’s airwaves for 15 years. Spanish music station WXKS-AM (1200) - which recently upgraded to 50,000 watts and is based in Newton - is flipping to a news talk format. Clear Channel is currently in talks with its subsidiary, Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh’s show. Clear Channel also wants to snag Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, whose show airs on WRKO-AM (680) on Saturday night. “We haven’t signed anything. We’re trying...
  • Radio Royalties Fight Heats Up In Washington

    01/09/2010 1:07:08 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies · 611+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/8/2010 | Brian Wingfield
    Should stations pay artists to play their tunes? Get ready for one of the year's biggest battles. One of the biggest lobbying fights in the nation's capital this year could involve a traditionally non-Washington subject: rock and roll. At issue: whether AM and FM radio stations should pay royalties to performers on recorded music played over the airwaves, and if so, what those rates should be. Right now only composers and their affiliated publishers reap these payments. In one corner is the MusicFIRST Coalition, which includes the Recording Industry Association of America, several artist groups and SoundExchange, the folks who...
  • WSJS/TRIAD News Radio in NC, drops Rush Limbaugh.

    01/04/2010 4:23:26 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 40 replies · 2,496+ views ^ | December 31st, 2009 | WSJS
    To Our Loyal Listeners... We regret that Rush Limbaugh is no longer a part of the Curtis Media Family, effective, December 31st, 2009. However, please know the following true facts: 1) The decision to move Rush from WSJS was NOT ours. 2) Rather, that call was made by the programs’ syndication company, Premiere Radio Networks. We were afforded no opportunity to discuss the matter, let alone renegotiate a new deal. Instead, we were given a 90-day notice of cancellation back in September. 3) Premiere Radio Networks are controlled by Clear Channel Communications, the same company that owns five of our...
  • No More of Rush's or Sean's Radio Programs on WPTF Radio - Central-Eastern NC - as of Dec 31 2009

    01/02/2010 4:17:56 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 84 replies · 4,118+ views
    WPTF Radio ^ | Jan 2, 2010 | self
    Please excuse the vanity but searched and could not find answers about this elsewhere. My local AM Radio Station which has brought to the listeners in much of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, both Rush Limbaugh's and Sean Hannity's Radio programs for many years - has announced (but I only found out for sure yesterday) that it will no longer carry Rush's or Sean's Radio programs - as of 12/31/09.
  • Botched WFLZ Stunt Starts Blaze, Injures Firefighter (DJ Torches Van in Turkey Fry)

    12/18/2009 9:27:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | Friday, December 18, 2009 | Daniela Velazquez and Howard Altman
    A radio station's turkey-frying stunt turned into a recipe for disaster this morning when an attempt to cook the frozen bird in a van resulted in the vehicle catching fire. During a stunt for "The MJ Morning Show" on WFLZ, 93.3 FM, a grease fryer was placed inside the van, which had furniture in it that caught fire, Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Bill Wade said. WFLZ employees were supposed to lower the turkey into the van using a crane but never got a chance before flames engulfed the vehicle. Firefighter Ken Licata injured his back during the incident at...
  • (Pennsylvania) WAEB radio tower toppled in Whitehall, FBI investigates (Domestic terrorists?)

    09/08/2009 8:22:05 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 23 replies · 2,247+ views,0,7619214.story ^ | September 5, 2009 | By Frank Warner Of The Morning Call
    Soon to be up on their site. A radio station tower in Whitehall, PA toppled after cables were cut. Tower owned by clear channel and it was suggested it was an attempt to knock off the air a conservative talk station.

    08/06/2009 9:23:16 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 61 replies · 3,155+ views
    Newsradio 850 KOA ^ | 3 August 2009 | Bob Newman
    A FINAL FAREWELL LETTER FROM THE GUNNY TO HIS AUDIENCE Gang: Yes, this is the end of an era. But it also the beginning of a new one. It is hard to know where to start, but I figure I had first better thank you for making the Gunny Bob Show the top-rated evening news-talk program in the Denver Metro region. Without you, my show's ratings would never have been strong enough over all these years to always be the #1 show in that slot, even handily beating the fat cat syndicated hosts with ease. I owe all that to...
  • Clear Channel Tells Sarah Palin 'No Talk Show'

    08/01/2009 7:26:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 78 replies · 2,008+ views ^ | July 31, 2009 | Dan Weil
    Sarah Palin is pursuing the idea of a talk radio show, reports say, but that’s not going to happen on Clear Channel, the country’s largest radio broadcaster. Inside Radio reported earlier this week that Palin’s representatives were approaching radio broadcasters to see if the ex-Alaska governor could host a nationally-syndicated show. Her lawyer Robert Barnett told the publication, “Many individuals and entities have expressed strong interest in Governor Palin. To date, she has not spoken with any of them, negotiated with any of them or made deals with any of them.” But after the Inside Radio report, Paige Albiniak wrote...
  • Clear Channel donates radio stations to support minority ownership initiative (Obamafication?)

    07/22/2009 2:00:52 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies · 518+ views
    Clear Channel Radio has agreed to donate stations and equipment to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council as part of a move to increase diversity in media ownership. Clear Channel Radio will donate a number of AM station to the council through the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative. Initially, Clear Channel Radio plans to donate AM radio stations KYHN in Fort Smith, Ark.; WTFX in Winchester, Va.; KMFX in Rochester, Minn.; and WHJA in Laurel, Miss. The council will work with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Education Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training Program to use these radio stations for training...
  • Trifecta: 3rd media outfit bans Obama eligibility ads

    06/12/2009 3:54:35 AM PDT · by Man50D · 9 replies · 1,127+ views ^ | June 11, 2009
    Officials with Clear Channel Outdoor, which calls itself the world's largest outdoor advertising company, have joined two other large billboard providers in rejecting four simple words asking the question, "Where's The Birth Certificate?" Media buyers for WND have confirmed the company refused to accept a request to purchase billboard space for a campaign that is the brainchild of Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, who believes it is essential to force Obama to produce hard evidence that he is, indeed, a "natural born citizen" as the Constitution requires. He has called upon Americans to donate money to...
  • Clear Channel lenders threaten refinancing plan

    06/03/2009 9:49:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 478+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 6/3/2009 | Henny Sender and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
    Some of the largest lenders to the private equity groups that led the $23.8bn buy-out of Clear Channel Communications intend to turn down a proposed debt exchange, hoping to drive the radio and outdoor advertising company towards default. The company, taken private in a leveraged deal that came to symbolise the excesses of the buy-out boom, has proposed a swap of some parent company debt for debt in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, its listed billboard division, regarded as a crown jewel despite the current steep advertising downturn. However, some of its largest senior creditors say they would rather wait, in...
  • Clear Channel Radio personalities let go,Some on-air talent get the axe

    04/28/2009 8:24:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 2,656+ views
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 4-28-2009
    Radio personalities let go Some on-air talent get the axe MAITLAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ) - Clear Channel Communications on Tuesday laid off hundreds of employees across the company, including properties in Orlando. CC Media Holdings Inc., the parent company of the radio-and-billboard giant, said it was laying off about 590 people in its radio division and suspending its 401(k) company match. The layoffs target such areas as programming, engineering and customer service. They come on top of 1,850 layoffs in January, which mostly affected sales. In addition, Clear Channel said it would suspend its matching contributions to employees'...