First Internet Radio Station Live Concert. Pop Culture Radio Media History.

Radio station concert events go all the way back… In early rock ‘n roll days – Alan Freed presided over many radio station tie-in concerts with WJW Cleveland and later WINS, NY. Hundreds and hundreds, perhaps thousand of local radio stations and personalities – tied to a particular concert event through these years.

And now, it’s finally happened. Internet radio presents its first concert event. True, it is Clear Channel and its top star – Ryan Seacrest – but hey, it’s a first. This came out last week – but it’s the first time in pop culture history that an Internet radio station is out front in a concert event:

Ryan Seacrest will host a two-day music festival in Las Vegas, featuring Lady Gaga, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas () and Bruno Mars among others. The iHeartRadio Music Festival, put on by Clear Channel Radio, will take place at the MGM Grand. Scheduled for Sept. 23-24, it will also be streamed online and on all Clear Channel radio stations. ‘This is a once in a generation gathering of artists and fans from all over the country for a true, must-see music event,’ Seacrest said in announcing the event.

Gary West – mrpopculture.com

Top Pop Culture – Today – March 2… Mr. Pop Culture Report

They Call The Wind Mariah – Mariah Carey left fans waiting for two hours at a Las Vegas concert after demanding a doctor examine her throat before she went on stage, according to U.S. reports. Revelers had turned out to see the “Hero” hitmaker on the final date of her Angels Advocate tour at The Colosseum on Saturday night. But they became restless when Carey delayed her stage appearance until she received the all-clear from a physician after suffering problems with her vocal chords. The star turned up two hours later, and waited in her car until Ciara, who was also performing at the venue, had finished her show – so as not to upstage the R&B star.

Tonight” Reverts Back To Jay Leno - He returned Monday night with renewed purpose. “It’s good to be home,” he told his NBC “Tonight Show” audience. Leno is reclaiming his old job  just nine months after giving it up to Conan O’Brien, and only 19 days after NBC pulled the plug on Leno’s own prime-time misadventure.

Like the pair of jeans it depicts, a billboard poster in downtown Newark (NJ) is coming down. The ad for Akoo jeans shows a woman kneeling in front of a man and facing the camera. The man’s jeans are unbuckled, and the woman appears to be pulling them off. The billboard, which hovers over a busy intersection, sparked criticism after a local columnist questioned its taste.

General Motors Co is recalling 1.3 million compact cars in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury, the company said on Tuesday.  U.S. safety regulators opened an investigation on Jan. 27 into approximately 905,000 Cobalt models in the United States after receiving more than 1,100 complaints of power steering failures.

Music passing – Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall and John Oates and also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel, died of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was to have performed with Hall and Oates yesterday as part of the one-year anniversary show for NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” The musician played bass on Kurtis Blow’s early rap classic “These Are the Breaks” and between 1986 and 1992, served as the bassist for the “Saturday Night Live” house band, where he became familiar for his omnipresent black top hat. Wolk also collaborated and recorded with Carly Simon, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel and Shawn Colvin throughout his career.

Not Surprising – Ford Beats Rival GM – Ford had a good month in February, with sales rising 43.1% to 142,285 last month, higher than expectations of a 30.1% gain. It was the first time since 1998 that Ford’s sales topped rival General Motors’ sales.

Mr. Pop Archives – This Week In 2006..

NBC says it is purchasing the female-leaning Ivillage for $600 million.

Jessica Alba wants Playboy to pull its March issue – that her image on the cover may mislead readers into believing she appears nude or partially nude in the magazine.

CBS Radio sues Howard Stern and Sirius Satellite Radio for $218 million alleging Stern misused the company’s airtime he received when he moved to Sirius in January. CBS says while it employed Stern, he spent more than a year hyping is switch to Sirius and as a result, enriched himself.

At the movies this week in 2006 –

Madea’s Family Reunion

Ultraviolet

Aquamarine

Dave Chappelle’s Block party

Eight Below

The Pink Panther

Capote

Curious George

16 Blocks

Date Movie