Below find index to archives for January to March 2000
1999 Archive 2000 Q2 Archive
Jury decides that Sydney newspaper defamed broadcaster
2000-03-22: Jazz host Mark Ruffin leaves WBEZ-FM Chicago after a row with management.
2000-03-22: :Virgin Radio is to be investigated by the U.K. Radio Authority for possible breaches of political impartiality after DJ's on-air announcement about funding candidate.
2000-03-22: U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman tells Senate sub-committee that communications technology is the engine of the future.
2000-03-23:Spike networks strikes deal with Music Choice for distribution of twice-daily show from Spike's Los Angeles Internet radio station.
2000-03-23:Virginia public station manager fired after row over cancellation of live opera broadcasts.
2000-03-23:Arbitron latest webcast ratings show more stations but slightly lower audiences.
2000-03-24: $550 million settlement offered in Voice of America sex discrimination case.
2000-03-25 International Air Travel Association expresses concern about spectrum re-allocation as mobile phone spectrum bidding hots up.
2000-03-26: Privatization and FM growth seem likely to boost Indian radio industry.
2000-03-26: Successful launch of second of three WorldSpace Corporation satellites to provide digital radio services to the third world.
2000-03-26: Sig Mickelson, founder of US Radio and Television News Directors Association and first CBS News President dies.
2000-03-26 to 28th; UK Wireless Group, owner of Talk Sport, prepares for £150 million flotation.
2000-03-27: BBC Radio Wales accused of discriminating against broadcasters with English accents.
2000-03-27: BBC Radio 4 commission pilot programme of former TV hit "Doctor Who".
2000-03-28 to 29th Australian Broadcasting Authority issues new conditions on 2UE Sydney's licence in wake of cash-for-comment affair.
2000-03-29: WLS-AM, Chicago goes less political after firing late host Mike Malloy.
2000-03-30: Infinity Broadcasting in $90 million deal to buy Waterman Broadcasting's San Antonio radio stations.
2000-03-31: US Broadcasters seek legal judgment that over-air stations should not pay extra copyright fees for streaming their signal on the Internet.
Dolly Parton sells her Tennessee radio station.
February 2000 cont'd
2000-02-17 NAB launches lawsuit against FCC January decision to permit low-power FM stations
2000-02-18 Susquehanna Radio signs 23-station deal with Internet company Radio Wave of Chicago.
2000-02-18 Pressures to grab more of radio spectrum mount from new mobile operators.
2000-02-19 Australian Broadcasting Corporation offers major expansion of rural services if funding is restored to pre-cutback levels.
2000-02-19 Arbitron ratings show Dr Laura radio show slipping in ratings.
2000-02-19 NPR shines while CBC slips.
2000-02-20 to 27 Chicago public broadcaster WTTW's begins multi-media initiative.
2000-02-21 Changing population demographics may leave UK commercial radio stranded unless it targets older listeners.
2000-02-21 Liberty Media buys stake in Canadian radio and TV company Corus Entertainment Inc.
2000-02-21 Public station KSSN-FM in the San Fernando Valley to boost its power six-fold -to 320 watts from current 52 watt output.
2000-02-22 Garrison Keiller's "Prairie Home Companion" programme to be recorded in Scotland and Ireland to mark show's silver jubilee on U.S. NPR
2000-02-22 Chicago company offers unlimited internet streaming audio for $500 per month plus 15-secnd advert gateway at start of each stream.
2000-02-23 Sydney 2UE holds up in ratings despite cash-for-comment report.
2000-02-23 RTÉ loses ground in latest Irish radio ratings
2000-02-23 Australian Rugby League bars Sydney 2UE
2000-02-23 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, who had faced Internet-only games reports, do radio deal with Chinese station.
2000-02-23 TalkSport outbids the BBC for the rights to the 2002-2003 winter England cricket tour of Australia.
2000-02-24 UK radio station offers £10,000 prize to couple who win contest to stay in bed longest
2000-02-25 RTÉ, the Irish state broadcaster, concerned about suggestions it may be forced to sell transmission network.
2000-02-26 U.S. Virgin Islands radio station rescinds try-out offer to former Washington DJ who was fired from previous job for making racist comments.
2000-02-27 Metro Networks, Chicago, fires 13 staff and is moved into headquarters of Shadow Broadcast Services which bought it last year.
2000-02-28 Federal appeals court rules that St. Louis public radio station does not have to accept underwriting message from the Ku Klux Klan.
2000-02-29 US radio station and billboard giant, Clear Channels Communications is acquiring SFX Entertainment, which provides live entertainment shows and owns and operates more than 100 venues in the U. S., in a share deal worth around $3 billion.
2000-02-29 U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman William Kennard warns that growth of wireless communications is rapidly eating up the available spectrum worldwide.
2000-01-04 CNET and AMFM announce channel on new technology.
2000-01-05 US stations face ratings delay due to Arbitron problems..
2000-01-06 Concern over use of digital technology to reduce pauses and increase adverts.
2000-01-07 to 08 CBC licence renewed for 7 years but conditions foreshadow cuts.
2000-01-08 UK pirate stations manipulate RDS to grab audience.
2000-01-09 Pacifica network vacates Berkeley offices.
2000-01-10 Church of England attacks BBC for cutting back religious output.
2000-01-11 WMZQ Washington changes country format.
2000-01-12 UK Talk Radio to switch to all sport format.
2000-01-13 Chicago school station WEPS-FM celebrates golden anniversary.
2000-01-13 to 19 Scottish Media Group to buy Ginger Media Group for £225 million.
2000-01-14 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes sign Internet radio deal after failing to reach radio station agreement for games broadcasts.
2000-01-15 to 29 US FCC forecast to grant new low power licences
2000-01-16 to 31 Incoming BBC Director-General Greg Dyke share sales.
2000-01-17 UK Guardian BBC special media reports.
2000-01-18 Sirius radio satellite launch delays.
2000-01-20 Scottish radio to raise £75 million to expand.
2000-01-21 CanWest calls for lighter Canadian radio regulations.
2000-01-21 Australian government wants performance-related deal in new ABC funding.
2000-01-22 UK station offers Valentine's divorce prize.
2000-01-23 BBC Radio 4 chief James Boyle leaves the corporation.
2000-01-24 Radio One Inc expansion plans.
2000-01-25 AMFM ties up with traffic.com
2000-01-25 Bloomingdale Broadcasting sold for $176 million.
2000-01-25 UK Independent special report on Kelvin MacKenzie of Talk-Sport.
2000-01-26 WXRT, Chicago drops SuperBowl to stay with music.
2000-01-26 Scottish Radio only bidder for Edinburgh digital multiplex licence.
2000-01-27 BBC radio soap sex in shower scene more soap than sex..
2000-01-28 John Birt's last day as BBC director-general.
2000-01-29 UK radio and media group Chrysalis to raise £30m for online ventures.
2000-01-29 US FCC backs down on ruling that religious programming is not educational content.
2000-01-30 TV host Rosie O'Donnel pursues 'Rose City' (Portland) station for calling itself "Rosie 105"
2000-01-31 London Capital Radio becomes national broadcaster on digital channel.
2000-01-31 Two more Los Angeles stations go "Spanish"
2000 Q2 Archive April
1999 Master Archive
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