Clear Channel to get cash infusion

Posted By James on Dec 13 2009 04:28 PM

The cash will come from Clear Channel Outdoor, which will test the waters of the debt market and offer $750 million in notes. All but $20 million will go to parent Clear Channel Communications. That’s about a third of the $2.5 billion the outdoor division owes to its parent company. The balance is...

Third of population listen online

Posted By James on Dec 13 2009 04:26 PM

The fifth survey of the internet radio audience conducted by RAJAR has revealed that one third of the UK’s adult population has listened to radio online.The survey, based on almost a thousand respondents, reveals that 17.4 million people claim to listen online, that’s up from 16.9 million in May...

Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) and Radio?

Posted By JBVoice on Dec 13 2009 12:00 AM

Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols guitarist, is now deriving his paycheck from Clear Channel. That's right: The spike-haired symbol of anarchic, anti-capitalist rebellion, the very punk, is sucking avatar of punk, is sucking the teat of the broadcast devil incarnate, the apotheosis of airwave-polluting, ...

Pandora Is Coming to Your Car

Posted By James on Dec 13 2009 12:00 AM

Net radio provider Pandora is preparing to move more aggressively into the automotive space, with deeper integration with car radios and controls on the horizon. During an early afternoon panel at the SF Music Tech Summit, chief technology officer Tom Conrad said the company’s mobile strategy will...

New website for BBC Radio 1

Posted By James on Dec 03 2009 07:29 PM

BBC Radio 1 has launched new website graphics this week following a year of planning by independent company Studio Output.The new site was built by Collective and includes new logos and images for each programme and its presenter or presenters.Studio Output told us: "The work started with the design... Gains A Million New Listeners In A Week On Xbox

Posted By James on Dec 03 2009 06:48 PM

Last week Microsoft began offering updates to the popular Xbox Live gaming system that included, among other things, connectivity. That integration has gained CBS owned one million new subscribers in one week.   It’s the biggest gain in listeners yet for the social music servi...

Shure wants to bring microphones to your USB port

Posted By on Dec 03 2009 12:00 AM

Whether you choose a direct USB microphone or you're an audio-specialist XLR type, Shure has you covered on getting that audio routed to your computer's USB port. The PG27USB and PG42USB are direct-to-USB condenser microphones with a cardiod pickup pattern -- pick the $199 PG27USB for a flat respons...

Panasonic claims "no plans to discontinue Technics"

Posted By James on Dec 02 2009 08:51 PM

On 27 November, Pocket-lint took a look at the rumours that were swirling around claiming that Panasonic was going to discontinue the Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210 turntables, which are the industry standard for vinyl DJing.   Well, as promised, Panasonic has come back to us with a statement, wh...

Pure shifts 3 million DAB units

Posted By James on Dec 02 2009 08:50 PM

Hot on the heels from the DRDB's announcement earlier today that the digital radio platform has seen 10 million sales, it's been revealed that 3 million of them belong to Imagination Technologies' Pure.   Pure has officially announced it has reached the 3 million unit milestone in its sales of...

Digital radio sales hit 10 million mark

Posted By James on Dec 02 2009 08:49 PM

Sales of digital radio sets have reached a new milestone, "smashing the ten million barrier", reveals the Digital Radio Development Bureau.With Christmas sales still to register, the DRDB has issued the news that sales of digital radios topped 10 million at the end of November.The first 5 million sa...