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Billboard Will Change Their Charting Methodology To Include Streaming - Up until now, the Billboard 200—the tally that ranks albums—had been an entirely sales-based chart, placing albums above or below one another solely on how many copies were moved in a single week from both physical and digital retailers. Forbes
‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’ Off the Air in Dallas where it’s Based - Dallas area fans of radio legend Tom Joyner got a real shock this past Monday when they tuned to K-Soul 94.5. The “Tom Joyner Morning Show” wasn’t there! eurweb
Sirius XM Has Setback In Lawsuit - A federal judge in New York has ruled against Sirius XM over an obscure copyright issue that has galvanized the music industry: royalties for recordings made before 1972.  New York Times
Conclave Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients - The Conclave proudly announces its scholarship recipients for 2014, with five students receiving over $45,000 worth of scholarships to three Conclave partner schools. Radio 411 Newsroom
Former Coast to Coast AM Host Launches Show - With the growth and popularity of John B. Wells’ daily three-hour cybercast Caravan to Midnight, which debuted in February, 2014, the show launches with WRKO-Boston as its first top 10 market affiliate on Saturday nights. Radio 411 Newsroom
Howie Carr breaks up with WRKO - The Boston Herald scribe and local talk radio fixture let his contract with the Entercom owned station expire so he could strike out on his own syndicated network.  Mass Live
FCC Concerned that Improper National Emergency Alert Could Recur - The FCC has advised Emergency Alert System participants to check their equipment to make sure the Bobby Bones Show activation of a national alert is still not in cue. Emergency Management
NPR’s Morning Edition: Showing That Radio is Poised for the Future - Few Americans would cite radio as their primary source for news in 2014. But as experts bemoan declining news readership and consumer attention spans, one radio program in particular continues to defy national trends: National Public Radio’s daily news program “Morning Edition,” which this week celebrates 35 years of its unique “news magazine” format. AJR
Radio Caroline - The Boat that Rocked - It was started by Irishman Ronan O’Rahilly and without him there would have been no Radio Caroline, but what led O’Rahilly to start this radio revolution in Britain? The Irish Post
Good Morning Guys wake up Windsor via radio - So you want to be in radio? You get to play music all day, meet interesting people and be a local personality, right? Wrong. Coloradoan
After 10 Years with the ‘Doug Banks Show’ DeDe McGuire Steps Away - The Seattle, Washington-bred radio talent worked with Banks on both his current afternoon show and his previous syndicated morning radio program, “The Doug Banks Morning Show.” eurweb
Manx Radio celebrates 50 years of Radio Caroline with a week of simulcasts - 2014 in Britain is a very different place to Britain in the early 1960’s. Post-war Britain was burdened with austerity, the BBC provided education and information - but the growing young population was looking for excitement, fashion, fun and music. media.info
KRTH’s oldies might not be old enough for some listeners - I’ve been getting a lot of letters and emails lately regarding KRTH (101.1 FM) and its continued addition of even newer songs at the expense of even more (what some would call) oldies, especially those from the 1960s and ’70s. KRTH abandoned music from the 1950s long ago. L.A. Daily News 
I Took Payola in the Summer of 1988 - That week, when the radio stations called, I planted the Taylor Dayne record at #17. Nobody questioned a thing. FeedFront


Reba McEntire signs with Nash Icon label - Reba McEntire is the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. USA Today
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