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2007 YEAR IN REVIEW

National Radio Text Service - Wednesday January 2, 2008


Looking back on the top stories of 2007 two things jumped out most notably June with five stories of interest while January and May with four were at the top months.

Second our NR Top 10 Stories surged in reader attention. The March NR Top 10 was the fastest ever riser up the charts until overtaken in successive months of May, June and July with July eventually becoming the most read NR Top 10 column followed by May.

The year started of with the blockbuster news that David Beckham Goes Hollyweird and signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS in a five year deal reportedly worth US $250 million. CNN founder Ted Turner was our top business personality in our BIZ WHO IS January column. Cambodia's Freshie Boy & Girl contest selected their winners in what was supposed to be the last ever contest of the series. Fortunately the producers changed their mind and their will be a 2008 contest. RONAN CONCERT IN PHNOM PENH was our top Cambodian story written in 2007.

American Idol racked up more stories for a TV series with three. The first being the controversy of sexy Antonela Barba who raised the ire of judge Simon Cowell who felt the only reason that she made it as far as she did in the contest was because of her looks. Another Cowell nemesis Sanjaya Malakar followed the reader's interest and AI fans when he was booted off the show much to Cowell's pleasure. When it was all said and done AI winner Jordin Sparks had the last laugh in taking the big prize after Cowell said that he didn't think she could make it to the final. So much for what SIMON SAYS. In a related AI story former winner Carrie Underwood won a Grammy Award.

Larry King was the top TV personality. Our June BIZ WHO IS backgrounder on King was one of the year's fastest rising stories. A fast riser doesn't necessarily make it to the number one spot but is a quick mover up to the Top 10.

Two other King stories jumped out in June and July when he interviewed the two remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Star. He followed that up with an interview with Paris Hilton.

Jose Mourinho was the top sports personality as our Mourinho Must Go To Be England Manager in our April Sports Notes column that bolted up the charts. He actually did what we suggested in September when resigned from Chelsea. Our responce was Jose Mourinho He's The Man and that story also rocketed up the charts as well. When the England FA finally offered him the England manager's job in December and he turned them down we wrote MOURINHO NO, CAPELLO GO which also became a top reader's choice.

Two NBA stories gained significant interest led by 'What's In That Laker Water' a story that questions what's up with the Lakers after Kobe Bryant demanded to be traded. That story was followed by our report on US $100 million NBA contracts given to rookies who have yet to prove themselves. Our French language readers followed through by reading our original column on that subject that we wrote in 1994. Money is the name of the game and fast forward to today that beat still goes on.

HAPPY NEW YEAR


January 2007

Sports Notes - BECKHAM Goes Hollyweird - January 2007
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??? Beckham is on the move to hang out with the perceived Beautiful People in the City of Angels. GOOD FIT OR WHAT??? .... More FIFA News.- More Football/Soccer

Travel Tips - Phnom Penh (Ah) - Freshie Boy & Girl Contest WINNERS - January, 2007
Eighteen-year-old high school student Hin Channiroth walked away with the 2007 Freshie Girl title and 21-year-old university student Chea Vannarith took the boys title - More...

BIZ WHO IS - TED TURNER - The King of Cable TV - January, 2007
Ted Turner - Dubai's Al Sharq - AP - AFP - FOX NEWS - Porsche - Toshu Fukami - Boonkerd Angamnuaysr - Fender - Showtime Network - Toshiba - France 24 - Panasonic - AOL - Business Internet Technology

Sports Notes EXTRA EXTRA: Peyton Leads The Family Manning & The Indianapolis Colts - January, 2007
Manning comes from a lineage of NFL quarterbacks being the son of Archie Manning and older brother of the New York Giants Eli Manning. All three Manning's were selected in the first round of the NFL draft....
More Sports.


February 2007

TV - VIDEO BEAT - Grammy Award WINNERS - February, 2007
Old-timers were recognized in the 49th edition of the Grammy's. But one of the most moving awards of the 3 ˝ hour presentation was to former American Idol's 4th season winner Carrie Underwood who won a Grammy for best new artist - NBA All-star game - Ohhhh Please!!! American Idol Admits Mistake - In Southeast Asia It's a New Season for Top Model, Amazing Amazing Race (USA) and Fear Factor .. - More Entertainment - More TV


March 2007

NR All-time Top 10 Stories - March, 2007
Great people make for great stories and that certainly applies to Jim Murray and Dr. Beat Richner and former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Football star Ronaldinho makes the list as well as Cambodia's Royal Palace. Our Top 3 sections visited are??? ... - Business Internet Technology

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - American Idol Immersed In Controversy - March, 2007
Antonella Barba voted off American Idol - Sexy TV contestants - TV viewers vote on conduct of American Idol judges - Tyra Banks Top Model show copycats - The Beckham's Reality Show news - Bruce Lee is out - Cambodia's Freshie Boy & Girl Show stolen Identity? - Recommended TV schedule .. - More Entertainment - More TV


April 2007

Sports Notes - MOURINHO MUST GO 2 B ENGLAND MANAGER - April, 2007
RAMO isn't RAMBO - Mourinho can win this war and go elsewhere to ply his trade and attain better results and more respect. - The shocker came when Bolton manager Sam Allardyce announced he left the club ..... More Sports.

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - American Idol SANJAYA Malakar Eliminated - April, 2007
American Idol Judge's Negative Rants About Sanjaya Who Was Eliminated From American Idol - The Remaining AMERICAN IDOL SIX-PAK - For Lakisha Jones Country Wasn't Cool - AMERICAN IDOL Contestant DOES PORN MOVIE - Johnny Cash Movie "Walk The Line" - Recommended TV schedule .. - More Entertainment - More TV

Travel Tips - Phnom Penh (Ah) - RONAN CONCERT IN PHNOM PENH - April, 2007
At Olympic Stadium's Indoor Arena Wednesday May 9 - Three Cambodian stories rank in National Radio's All-time Top 10 most read stories list. April 2007 marks the 10th anniversary since our launch of the National Radio web site.


May 2007

TV - VIDEO BEAT - Extra SPECIAL - Jordin SPARKS FLY wins American IDOL TITLE - May, 2007
It wasn't her big hair that got her there it was her talent as 17-year-old Jordin Sparks walked off with the 2007 American Idol title last night. - Recommended TV schedule - More Entertainment - TV

NR TOP 10 According to Yahoo - May, 2007
Though slandered by Cambodia's English language press Dr. Beat Richner REAL STORY bolted to # 1 as National Radio's TOP STORY - Music is his business as musician Thailand's LAM MORRISON climbs to # 2 - Former Cambodian national team star HOK SUCHETRA took two top 10 spots # 4 & # 10 - RACISM ranked # 9 In the rankings - Former NBA star DENNIS RODMAN rides again on the bubble of the top 10 by taking the 11th position - Business Internet Technology

Travel Tips - Phnom Penh (Ah) - RONAN CONCERT IN PHNOM PENH - April, 2007
Pop singer makes an appearance at Olympic Stadium's Indoor Arena Wednesday May 9 - European Union Film Festival @ French Cultural Center May 9 through 19th - Royal Palace - Dr Beat Richner - Hok Sochetra - The Funniest Story Ever

TV - VIDEO BEAT BIG BROTHER RACISM - American Idol Stacy & Richardson Go - May, 2007
RACISM ROCKS BIG BROTHER HOUSE AGAIN - PHIL STACY & CHRIS RICHARDSON ELIMINATED FROM AMERICAN IDOL - AMERICAN IDOL Katharine McPhee voted sexiest singer IN THE WORLD - Actress/TV host Toni Gonzaga BUSTED - KIM CHUI - RONAN - - AMAZING RACE FINAL - Johnny Cash Movie "Walk The Line" - Recommended TV schedule - More Entertainment - TV


June 2007

TV - VIDEO BEAT- BEA Is the PINOY BIG BROTHER WINNER- July, 2007
The WENDY WAR is OVER - From the start this 20-year-old who aspires to be a print model was a long shot to win the title but walked off with the crown, one million pesos (US $20,000), a house, car, water business and a trip for two to several cities throughout Europe - Recommended TV listings - More Entertainment - TV

Sports Notes - WHAT'S IN THAT LAKER WATER??? Kobe Bryant Wants Out - June, 2007
KOBE BRYANT HAS GONE PUBLIC THAT HE WANTS TO BE TRADED - ODEN & DURANT TOP NBA DRAFT - 13 International Players Drafted - Oscar De La Hoya - THAKSIN Invades English Premiere League - FIFA's Blatter Matters & Re-elected - San Antonio Spurs who have won four NBA championships 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 Collectors Item - Jim Murray Foundation - Sports

BIZ WHO IS - LARRY KING - JUNE 2007
King was named both the fourth-greatest radio talk show host of all time and the top television talk show host of all time. King is the only person to place in the top ten on both lists. LARRY KING TAKES ON THE WORLD - TV - Business Internet Technology

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX UPDATE - BEATLES & PARIS HILTON on the Larry King Show - PINOY BIG BROTHER CONTROVERSY- June, 2007
PARIS HILTON… NO MONEY - In a SHOCKING MOVE the Big Bro producers BROKE ALL THE RULES when they permitted four of the former evicted housemates to return to the house on a trial basis. Wendy was among them and REMAINS. The fact that she made public appearances, gained information of her popularity while being outside gives her an unfair advantage to the other housemates - Beatles on the Larry King Show Wednesday June 27 - Recommended TV schedule - More Entertainment - TV

NR Top 10 According to Yahoo - JUNE, 2007
Dr Beat Richner Retains # 1 - NR March & May Top 10 listings take two spots # 4 & # 6 - Saudi Arabia's World Cup Qualifying game vs. Thailand just 4 days after World TradeCenter crisis BOLTS to # 3 - RACIST RADIO holds down # 9 position - Toshu Fukami retains # 7 - MUSIC PIRACY JUMPS 8 spots to # 12


July 2007

NR TOP 10 - JULY, 2007
Most read stories for the period July 2006 to July 2007 RONAN ranks # 1 - Overall ranking continue to list Dr Beat Richner at # 1 - Big Brother take 5 of 10 spots including fastest rising story the Wendy Wars - Freshie contestants Wholsome Look ranks # 8 - Paris Hilton meets Larry King in 5th position - Old guards Royal Palace and musician Lam Morrison continue to rank in top 3 overall

TV - VIDEO BEAT- BEAT Is the PINOY BIG BROTHER WINNER- July, 2007
The WENDY WAR is OVER - From the start this 20-year-old who aspires to be a print model was a long shot to win the title but walked off with the crown, one million pesos (US $20,000), a house, car, water business and a trip for two to several cities throughout Europe - Recommended TV listings - More Entertainment - TV


August 2007

NR TOP 10 - AUGUST, 2007
Most read stories for the period August 2006 to August 2007 - NBA BEAT ranks # 1 - NR Top 1- takes 2 spots - Biz Who Is with Warren Buffet Moves To It's Highest Position Ever - Jose Mourinho, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Iraq National Team, Larry King & Don King Make The List - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - TRUMP PICKS APPRENTICE WINNER - August, 2007
Will Bigham wins ON THE LOT title - Former Pirate Master Contestant Commits Suicide - Philippines Wendy Valdez TV Show Margarita Gains More Attention - Recommended TV listings -
More Entertainment - TV


September 2007

Sports Notes - BECKHAM's MONEY TALKS - September, 2007
The experts claim that he cheated himself and that he had a few more good years left in him to play up to the level of the EPL. No argument there but the question is... Why?....- More Sports -- TV

NBA BEAT: NBA BIG MONEY To NBA rookies - September 2007
The injury to NBA rookie Greg Oden that is expected to keep him from playing this year raises the question why pay an untried, unproven rookie big money that may never pay off? The 1984 NBA draft is the perfect example of what that means. Of the players drafted in the first round that year four turned out to be NBA super stars, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and John Stockton. - Football/Soccer - More Sports

NBA MAX - NBA's First $100 Million ROOKIES - September 2007
Before Glen Robinson a $100 Million dollar NBA contract in 1994 it was an unheard price to pay of for a rookie. Since that time it is the expected price to pay for a high draft pick who is an untried talent... In French language - More NBA


October 2007

Sports Notes - JOL, BECKHAM & MOURINHO TAKE CENTER STAGE - October, 2007
International Football Takes Center Stage with Mourinho, Beckham & Jol -
Jose Mourinho Made Good - David Beckham's FAT pockets - Martin Jol's Departure Due to Goals - Michael Jordan & World Series champion Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona - ESPN Mag Celtic Pride Is Back - Fox Soccer Channel Celebrates - Jim Murray Golf Classic...- More Sports -- TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - BIG BRO CHOKING ITSELF TO DEATH - October, , 2007
Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 is catching the Dream Academy disease of over production cluttered with too many ideas. - SHAKARA'S ORAL FIXATION - LINKIN PARK - FOOTBALL ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV


November 2007

Sports Notes - MOURINHO'S THE MAN - November, 2007
ENGLAND FA HAS A TRACK RECORD OF POOR JUDGMENT AND BAD EYESIGHT,
FA $#!t or Get Off The Pot - Jim Murray Golf Classic...- More Sports -- TV


December 2007

Sports Notes - MOURINHO NO, CAPELLO GO - December, 2007
KAKA FIFA WORLD PLAYER - NR's INTERNATIONAL NBA ALL STAR TEAM - STEROIDS IN MLB (MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL) - CAMBODIA'S KHEK FIRST TO BE CONVICTED - FIFA TOP 10
...- More Sports -- TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - BEATLES "LOVE" - BIG BRO FORCED EVICTION - December, , 2007
Imagine The Beatles In "Love" on the Star World network - Carrie Underwood continues to rack up the honors in her flourishing music career as she received her second CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award - BIG BROTHER Housemate Baron Geisler forcefully evicted after he became drunk on Christmas day and threatened another housemate - NBA & NFL GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV


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