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Clear Channel Reports $5 Billion Loss

CC Media Holdings has reported a $5 billion fourth quarter loss due to a  major change in the value of its assets such as radio licenses and other permits. CC Media Holdings is the vehicle used by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital to privatize Clear Channel Communications last year in what was reportedly […]

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Derek Joseph

“No Cool Way” Little House Records Derek Joseph was raised in the small rural farming community of Phelps, in upstate New York. The singer’s Grandfather was a banjo player and had a big influence on Derek’s love of music. Derek began his musical education at age 8 with piano lessons, and by his teen years […]

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Jamey Johnson Set For Downtown Shutdown

UMG Nashville is planning a Downtown Shutdown during Country Radio Seminar, a unique event which is open to the public as well as CRS attendees. On Wed., March 4 at 11:30 AM, Mercury’s Jamey Johnson will take to an outdoor stage at the corner of 5th Avenue and Commerce to perform a free concert, weather […]

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ACM Radio Award Winners Revealed

Radio award winners for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were notified of the good news this morning by Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, who is also an ACM Board member. Winners were revealed ahead of time because the awards will not be given out during the live awards broadcast on April […]

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Love and Theft

“Runaway” Carolwood Records Utterly delicious. It’s a foaming, frothy pop-country outing that’s drenched in melody, harmonies and happy-feet rhythm. This sparkles with sunshine and begs for a drive on an empty two-lane blacktop. Summer is officially here. Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Love and Theft is the Carolwood Records trio of Stephen Barker Liles, Eric […]

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Performers for 40th Anniversary CRS Jam

DigitalRodeo.com and Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® have announced a number of performers for the 40th anniversary concert to close CRS-40 at Cadillac Ranch on Friday night, March 6 at 10:30 PM. Artists confirmed to date include Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Julianne Hough, Jamie O’Neal, James Otto, Blake Shelton, Jimmy Wayne, Chuck Wicks and Darryl Worley, […]

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Sirius XM Receives Loan, Avoids Bankruptcy

Sirius XM Radio is avoiding bankruptcy through a $530 million loan from Liberty Media, the company which owns DirecTV and television outlets including QVC and Discovery. In exchange for the money, Sirius is giving Liberty 40 percent of its common stock as well as seats on its board of directors. The loan will be used […]

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Rates Set For Radio Station Streaming

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and SoundExchange have reached an agreement on streaming rates for local radio stations that simulcast online or that have other Internet stations. For 2009-10 these rates will be reduced by about 16%, then they will gradually increase through 2015. In 2009 the rate will be $0.0015 per streamed sound […]

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Sirius XM Creditors Consider Ejecting Chief

Sirius XM Radio chief executive Mel Karmazin may be removed from his post by creditors if the company files for bankruptcy instead of making a deal to remain operational, the Wall Street Journal reports. Among the satcaster’s options to stay afloat are making deals with either EchoStar or Liberty Media Corp. The New York-based Sirius […]

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Derek Sholl

“But It Was” CO5 Nashville “But It Was” is Derek Sholl’s newest release to country radio. Penned by Joe Doyle and Tim Johnson, the song appears on Sholl’s album Here, which hit shelves in October 2008. His previous single “(I’ll Be) Here” charted in the top 50 of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ chart. Sholl’s journey from pro […]

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Lance Miller

“George Jones & Jesus” Big 7 Records “When I die and they carry me to the final frontier, I want them to play Lance Miller’s ‘George Jones & Jesus.’” —Ken Batista, KPIX-CBS/San Francisco Lance Miller’s new single “George Jones & Jesus” is being released to country radio. The song recently debuted at No. 61 on […]

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