2000 Q2 Archive
Prime Radio Stations
Below find index to archivesS for April to June 2000
2000 Q1 Archive 2000 Q3 Archive
Click on link to go to
2000-06-01 : US Federal Communications Commission Biennial Review keeps main rules but may relax them to permit more cross-ownership.
2000-06-01 : Yet more takeovers in US radio industry
2000-06-02: Irish broadcaster RTÉ releases staff salaries but not those of presenters.
2000-06-02: Hispanic Broadcasting takes over two more Texas stations.
2000-06-02: Hirings and firings as CKKS Vancouver plans for post-Latre Mornings.
2000-06-03: More strong radio results - from UK EMAP radio
2000-06-03: Arbitron and Nielsen to try out Portable People metering in US following UK trials by Arbitron.
2000-06-03: Al Hart retires from KCBS ,San Francisco, after 34 years; Lyn Andrews resigns as ABC Radio president.
2000-06-04: Cox Radio Inc makes $280 million bid for Midwestern Broadcasting Company
2000-06-04:Licence news this week.
2000-06-05 UK Independent says government lost out on around £500 million by not auctioning radio licences.
2000-06-05: Look at weekend radio columns
2000-06-06: WCKG, Chicago, faces possible loss of up to three star names.
2000-06-06: BBC appoints head of new Children's Department.
2000-06-06: More US radio takeovers.
2000-06-07: Further Sirius and XM Satellite radio developments.
2000-06-07: Minnesota Public Radio and Public Radio International reach deal over Marketplace takeover.
2000-06-07: Radio Australia may recommence broadcasts from Darwin transmitters under lease from Christian group.
2000-06-07: US Federal Communications Commission extends LPFM filing deadline.
2000-06-08: Support starts to build for Laura Schlessinger's right to broadcast if not her views.
2000-06-08: CBC classical music host turns down offer to host US National Public Radio's Performance Today.
2000-06-08: Australian millionaire John Singleton has to drop plans to sell off his MacQuarie Radio network to his own group.
2000-06-09: UK report says London could have at least 6 LPFM stations without effect on existing services.
2000-06-09: Cumulus Media executive appointments.
2000-06-09: Sydney Morning Herald on possible ABC radio changes, Special Broadcasting Services radio.
2000-06-10: Obituaries Vancouver station founder Jan van Bruchen, US Children's show star Sybil Trent and Chicago pre-shock-jock Warren Freiberg.
2000-06-10: Radio One Inc completes acquisition of Davis Broadcasting .
2000-06-10: US FCC reserves spectrum for medical telemetry/ comments on WRC Istanbul meeting.
2000-06-10: Irish court supports award of Dublin youth licence to Spin FM.
2000-06-11: Licence News this week.
2000-06-11: US Catholic Family Radio nears end of road; may go off air.
2000-06-12: British Independent radio producer UBC Media Group aiming for flotation to raise expansion Monday.
2000-06-12:Chicago Tribune report on BroadcastAmerica.com.
2000-06-12 : Look at weekend radio columns.
2000-06-13: Ireland's Methodists defer joining churches bid for last Dublin FM licence.
2000-06-13: Look at UK Heart FM's psyschiatric phone in show.
2000-06-14: Stan Bunger to take over from Al Hart in morning slot at KCBS, San Francisco.
2000-06-14: US Department of Justice halts Clear Channel station disposals to Hispanic Broadcasting.
2000-06-14: Injunction granted to prevent UK TalkSport describing as" live" commentary of events to which it has no rights done by watching TV with audio tape sound.
2000-06-15: Irish state broadcaster RTÉ warns of losses, wants job cuts
2000-06-15: Veteran WGBH, Boston, broadcaster Robert J Lurtsema, dies aged 68.
2000-06-15: UK GWR to buy radio interests of Daily Mail Group/ Scottish Radio holdings bids for Irish Newspaper group.
2000-06-16: Australian group goes ahead with launch of Bigfatradio.com.
2000-06-16: Former BBC Radio 4 controller James Boyle moves to UK independent production company.
2000-06-16: Clear Channel finds new buyers for stations barred to Hispanic Broadcasting/ more US radio deals.
2000-6-17: More US radio station deals.
2000-6-17: CNN takes two Edward R Murrow radio awards, CBS 4, and ABC News Radio 3.
2000-06-18: Licence News this week including new Brisbane commercial licences, Toronto Aboriginal Voices licence.
2000-06-18: Outlook seems healthy for Indian FM radio.
2000-06-19: Changes forecast for BBC Radio Scotland/profile of Irish broadcaster RTÉ Director of Radio Helen Shaw.
2000-06-19: Radio One Inc to change emphasis at "The Beat", Los Angeles.
2000-06-19:Look at Radio columns.
2000-06-20: New UK Wireless Group programme director/UK Internet broadcaster Storm Radio plans flotation.
2000-06-20: US Shock jockey Don Imus injured in riding accident.
2000-06-20: New top level radio appointments at Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
2000-06-21: New ABC radio president and other US top job changes.
2000-06-21: Latest Australian ratings show severe drop for top-rated Sydney morning host, Alan Jones.
2000-06-21: Duncan's American Radio analysis shows healthy revenue increases with Los Angeles forecast as first billion dollar a year revenue market but fall in time spent listening to radio.
2000-06-21: UK High Court judge says TalkSport can continue dubbing effects audio to sports commentaries done by watching TV. rights holders BBC to appeal.
2000-06-22: US AMFM Network Radio president says he'll leave when Clear Channel takeover is completed.
2000-06-22: British Broadcasting Corporation annual report shows radio successes.
2000-06-22 : US RTNDA/Unity radio awards announced.
2000-06-23: US FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani attacks broadcasters for putting economic interest in garnering campaign adverts before public interest in their political coverage
2000-06-23: Emmis International FM station in Buenos Aires moves near to top of market within 2 months of launch.
2000-06-23: US Federal Communications Commission received 769 Low Power FM applications from first filing.
2000-06-24: Survey reveals Chicago radio salary levels from top to bottom.
2000-06-24: More strong results and big deals from Emmis plus smaller US radio deals.
2000-06-25: Canadian watchdog rules against Montreal station which compared black man's killing by Hindu to biker gang killings.
2000-06-25: US radio host Rush Limbaugh loses his bid to host TV football.
2000-06-25: Licence news this week
2000-06-26: Spanish stations spread to US heartlands.
2000-06-26: Look at radio columns.
2000-06-27: US Corporation for Public Broadcasting announces details of investment in developing Internet-based services.
2000-06-27: Australian government rules out idea of Australian Broadcasting Corporation taking over the country's multicultural Special Broadcasting Services.
2000-06-27: US ABC radio buys Dallas station/ announces new KABC Los Angeles programme director.
2000-06-27: US radio host Dr Laura Schlessinger commentson attempts to halt her TV show; to be hosted by conservative lawmakers in Washington, DC.
2000-06-28: Boost for Internet radio as 3-Com buys Kerbango internet radio company
2000-06-28: Cumulus completes Mississippi takeover.
2000-06-28: RTÉ radio presenter Vincent Brown to move to Irish TV flagship show.
2000-06-28: Melbourne, Australia, to get 13 new radio stations including 2 new commercial licences.
2000-06-29: More Internet radio developments including new daily Internet radio talk show and BroacastAmerica expansion into Europe.
2000-06-29: GWR group calls on British government to lessen radio regulation and privatize BBC Radios 1 and 2.
2000-06-29: More US Congress Republican attacks on Federal Communications Commission.
June 30, 2000: Former BBC Controller of Music, Sir Willliam Glock, dies aged 92.
June 30, 2000: Penguin radio gets extra funds to develop its Internet radio.
June 30, 2000: Sydney 2UE broadcaster Alan Jones sued by aboriginal leader.
Click on link to go to
2000-05-01: Chicago WMAQ-670 seems at risk in wake of Viacom-CBS deal in spite of station strengths.
2000-05-01: BBC restructuring cull failing so far in face of executive ingenuity.
2000-05-02: Los Angeles veteran "image voice" Mark Denis dies suddenly.
2000-05-02: US Public Radio International files suit against Minnesota Public Radio, its largest customer and supplier.
2000-05-02 to 30: US Federal Communications Commission announces its first "filing window" for Low Power FM stations/ battles continue over LPFM legislation/ Senator McCain introduces new bill which would permit go-ahead..
2000-05-03: Leading US digital audio broadcast technology company raises another $40 million.
2000-05-03: More acquisitions for US Spanish-language network Radio Unica.
2000-05-03: More record US radio results -this time from Entercom.
2000-05-04: Regulator denies bias in awarding Irish radio station licence
2000-05-04: BBC again dominates UK Sony Radio Awards/veteran DJ gets lifetime award.
2000-05-04: More strong US radio results, this time from Cox Radio Inc.
2000-05-05: Further Sirius satellite boost with news of new plant to eventually produce 1 million receivers per year.
2000-05-05: UK Wireless Group flotation set for May 17.
2000-05-05: Yet more bumper US radio results, led by AMFM.
2000-05-05: US Federal Communications Commission gives go-ahead for Viacom to take over CBS but only allows six months for radio station disposals.
2000-05-6: Cumulus deal with Clear Channel re-worked to put less cash, more Cumulus stations into it.
2000-05-6: Sue Howard, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporations regional radio stations network tipped as new boss for entire ABC radio network.
2000-05-6:Chicago WCKG "dump" button for Steve Dahl goes off on its own
2000-05-07: Radio One Inc announces strong first quarter results
2000-05-07 Licence news this week
2000-05-07: Judgement reserved in Irish High Court case over Dublin "youth" radio licence.
2000-05-08: Raccoons react to Salsa and other beastly reactions to the radio
2000-05-08: British radio columnists attack Sony radio awards.
2000-05-09: Emmis Communications TV buy looks set to lead to split into separate radio and TV businesses.
2000-05-09: Radio responsible for 5 of 13 complaints adjudged justified by BBC in first quarter of 2000.
2000-05-09: Cumulus Media appoint new auditors, facing lawsuits.
2000-05-10: US raises $400 million from spectrum auction/ British mobile auction winner escapes $500 million interest charges through being allowed to delay payment. .
2000-05-10: Radio implants for fatter chickens.
2000-05-10: 2UE stands up well in latest Australian ratings.
2000-05-11: More record results in radio first quarter and yet more takeovers.
2000-05-11: Irish station broadcasts nightly programmes for refugees and immigrants.
2000-05-12 to 26: Larry Lujack to return to Chicago airwaves more than a decade after retiring.
2000-05-12: Canadian Broadcasting Standards organisation criticizes Dr Laura Schlessinger.
2000-05-13: More US radio station deals/ Cumulus delays payments.
2000-05-13: British radio audience figures said to be up due to Internet users listening whilst logged in/ Q1 ratings.
2000-05-14: Licence news this week from Canada and UK..
2000-05-14: BT and One"One go to court over mobile phone payments after rivals permitted delays which will save around £360 million in interest.
2000-05-15: Look at weekend radio columns.
2000-05-15: World Radio Communications Conference opens today in Turkey
2000-05-16: Washington Post on the politics of LPFM
2000-05-16: New British national radio station launched targeted at over-50's/ BBC Radio 2 goes punk.
2000-05-16: Dr Laura Schlessinger responds in Toronto Globe and Mail to Canadian ruling against her show.
2000-05-17: Radio One Inc continues acquisitions to maintain its position as leading black-owned US radio network.
2000-05-17: BBC Radio Channels start to take Internet more seriously.
2000-05-17: UK Radio Authority imposes its largest-ever fine on Virgin Radio for breach of impartiality rules
2000-05-18: Major BBC oral history project "The Century Speaks" to be broadcast nationally, put in British Library archives.
2000-05-18: Howard Stern says CBS has not offered him $100 million deal but virtually says he's open to offers.
2000-05-18: UK's Virgin Radio tops latest Arbitron Info-Stream webcasting ratings.
2000-05-19: Serbian government closes down opposition broadcasters including radio station B2-92.
2000-05-19:Clear Channel continues expansion. Changes as a result of Clear Channel-AMFM and Viacom-CBS takeovers start to emerge.
2000-05-19: UK Wireless group sets share price for trading next week.
2000-05-20: Veteran Al Hart to retire from KCBS, San Francisco, after 34 years there, 50 plus in radio.
2000-05-20: UK Radio Authority publishes annual report.
2000-05-20: US FCC fines WJKF-FM ,Washington, for phone offence but rejects indecency charge which one Commissioner felt valid.
2000-05-21: Sole demonstrator brought to trial after Pacifica -KPFA row is found not guilty of obstructing police.
2000-05-21: UK Guardian feature re getting a job in radio.
2000-05-21:Licence news this week.
2000-05-22: Chicago Tribune reports on woes of Milwaukee-based Cumulus Media Inc.
2000-05-22: BBC to air five 45 minute dramas based on true lives of children.
2000-05-22: Look at weekend radio columns.
2000-05-23: More US radio business deals.
2000-05-23: Australian announcer Ron Casey gets himself fired yet again for ofensive remarks, this time against aborigines.
2000-05-23: Clear Channel announces top management when AMFM merger is complete.
2000-05-24: Look at BBC Radio Merseyside and Sony award winner Roger Phillips.
2000-05-24: Rush Limbaugh say's had audition for Monday Football TV post.
2000-05-24: Scottish Radio says it's still in acquisitions market following good operating results, Capital radio does well from advertising boom.
2000-05-25: Arbitron announces more deals to boost its InfoStream webcast ratings service.
2000-05-25: British controlled media group bids record Australian $1555 million for new Sydney commercial radio licence.
2000-05-26 to 28:British disc jockey Andy Kershaw leaves BBC Radio 1 after 14 years/ subsequent protests
2000-05-26: : More technology deals for satellite radio and in Internet players.
2000-05-27: Black Enterprise Magazine names Radio One Inc as its "Company of the Year.". 2000-05-27: New Irish channel Lite Fm starts broadcasting
2000-05-27: Profits of British radio group GWR up nearly 40%
2000-05-28:Licence news this week.
2000-05-28: UK Guardian radio critic Anne Karpf devotes farewell column to thoughts on Internet stations.
2000-05-29: Look at weekend radio columns.
2000-05-30: UK Guardian columnist on British reaction to the F-word on radio.
2000-05-30:UK to hold digital radio summit
200-05-31:Big Boy and KBIG, Los Angeles.
2000-05-31: Don Imus defended (Longer story)
2000-05-31: Australian millionaire John Singleton plans to sell his private radio empire to his publicly quoted group.
2000-04-01: US National Association of Black Broadcasters endorses initiative to bring urban stations to the Internet.
2000-04-01 to 28 ; Bidding for third generation UK mobile phone licences.
2000-04-01: Radio bellwether Emmis Communications Corp. 1999 revenues up by 40%.
2000-04-02: SAIT-RadioHolland has launched a shares-only bid to take over Norwegian software provider Stento.
2000-04-02 to 15; Look at LPFM and other non-mainstream licences outside US/ FCC chairman Kennard defends LPFM.
** Congress votes against it.
2000-04-02 to 05 New management structure for British Broadcasting Corporation
2000-04-03: Sydney 2UE posts details of sponsorship deals following cash-for-comment rulings.
2000-04-03: US overnight radio host Art Bell announces "final" retirement in advance of court case against station who accused him of child molestation.
2000-04-04: Cumulus Media Inc. completes acquisition of KYUL-FM in Harker Heights, Texas, from the Stellar Radio Group.
2000-04-04: Premiere Radio says it is close to naming successor for host Art Bell who has resigned from his US overnight show.
2000-04-05: US satellite-to-car radio shows only around 20% of regular car listeners interested.
2000-04-05: Australian radio industry ups profits by 13.4% in last financial year whilst TV profits fall.
2000-04-06:Country Radio seminar in Nashville told Internet could be biggest threat yet to them.
2000-04-06:Vox Radio Group buys Derrick Publishing Company's radio stations
2000-04-06: Report on licence applications before UK radio authority.
2000-04-06: Geo Interactive Media, is to spin of its Web-Radio arm .
2000-04-07: Sydney 2UE now faces combined wrath of rugby authorities, radio rights holders and Australian TV over its calling games by viewing TV broadcasts.
2000-04-07: Audio basket, which has yet to launch its on-demand Internet audio services, adds Bloomberg Radio to its list of deals.
2000-04-07:Scottish Highlands internet radio station expects around 100,000 visitors from US on "Tartan Day".
2000-04-08 to 13: Latest licence awards and advertisements by UK Radio Authority.
2000-04-08 to 21: Takeover bid for UK Border TV by Scottish Radio Holdings.
2000-04-08: Los Angeles gets a bit of radio history back with return of KMPC call letters.
2000-04-09: Radio hosts - More burble, less squeak and the Mad Metallurgist.
2000-04-10: What is claimed to be first only-politics Internet audio station to be launched in US.
2000-04-10: Departures to Internet ventures hit traditional media outlets.
2000-04-11 : Irish state broadcaster RTÉ revamps 2FM pop station to attract younger audience.
2000-04-11: Real Networks says it now has 115 million users/ launches improved Internet-only advert insertion system.
2000-04-12: Replacements named for Art Bell on US overnight show Coast-Coast AM.
2000-04-12: Viacom chief Sumner Redstone upbeat about broadcasting at opening of NAB Las Vegas.
2000-04-13: US NBC network strikes deal with Lou Dobbs for daily financial radio reports.
2000-04-13: US broadcasters told they should be looking to potential of digital not fighting Low Power FM.
2000-04-14: Avis plans to be first rental company to offer satellite radio receivers in its fleet.
2000-04-14: National Association of Broadcasters consider Internet benefits to them.
2000-04-15: US Congress overwhelmingly approves bill which would massively curb Low Power FM plans. Supporters of LFPM to continue fight in Senate.
2000-04-16: The week's licence decisions in Australia, US, Canada.
2000-04-16: US talk show host Rush Limbaugh lobbies for sportscasting post.
2000-04-17 UK government may get billions more from spectrum to be released for mobile phone use/ more fears of interference to existing spectrum users.
2000-04-17: BBC World Service radio reduces use of "Lilliburlero" tune before news bulletins.
2000-04-18: Which news programme is the real flagship for BBC Radio 4 news, talk and drama channel?
2000-04-18: Demographic changes and Spanish-speaking stations' links with audience give them massive boost in Los Angeles area.
2000-04-18: Cumulus Media 1999 figures show major jumps in revenues.
2000-04-19: Alcatel Space deliver first of two communications modules for XM Satellite radio.
2000-04-19 to 26 Chicago host Steve Dahl quits on his website after being suspended by WCKG; Later returns to station.
2000-04-20: Veteran Fred Latremouille to sign off from Vancouver radio scene.
2000-04-20: US Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group placed interns with National Public Radio as well as CNN.
2000-04-21: Real Networks revenues in first quarter double those for Q1 1999.
2000-04-22: Minnesota Public Radio takes over Los Angeles-based Marketplace Productions.
2000-04-22: British correspondent, broadcaster and author David Spanier dies.
2000-04-23: Vatican claims diplomatic immunity to hinder investigations that Vatican Radio antennae are causing cancer.
2000-04-23: Round up of past week's radio licence news.
2000-04-23 US Spanish-language media group Entravision prepares for initial public offering (IPO) to raise some $600 million.
2000-04-24: High bids recorded for Indian commercial FM licences.
2000-04-24: US talk show host Dr Laura (Schlessinger) settles law suit brought against her by surf shop.
2000-04-25: XM Satellite radio first quarter results.
2000-04-26: Cumulus media's auditors resign following the company's issuing of an unqualified audit report on its 1999 financial statement.
2000-04-26: Strong Infinity radio results.
2000-04-27: Citadel Communications follow current US radio company trend with strong first quarter results.
2000-04-27:New head of BBC Radio 5 to be Bob Sherman, currently head of BBC Sport.
2000-04-27:Los Angeles first quarter Arbitrons leave top slots unchanged.
2000-04-28: More strong US radio first quarter results/ Clear Channel-AMFM deal approved by shareholders.
2000-04-28: Review of UK Classic FM's 'Hall of Fame.
2000-04-29: US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopts new procedures for selecting licensees for non-commercial educational (NCE) broadcast channels.
2000-04-29: Irish state broadcaster RTÉ's Radio , still tops Dublin ratings
2000-04-29: US Federal Communications Commission calls for delay to US third generation mobile spectrum auction
2000-04-30: Round up of week's licence news.
2000-04-30: Top three unchanged in Washington DC Arbitron ratings
2000-04-30: Irish Times looks at Lyric FM on its first birthday.
|Site audio files||Radio Stations||Other links||Story|
Radionewsweb.com, 38 Creswick Road, Acton, London W3 9HF, UK: