2000 Q3 Archive
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2000-09-01: More advertisers drop Dr Laura Schlessinger show.
2000-09-01: AMFM now gone as Clear Channel deal is finally completed.
2000-09-01: Sydney host John Laws found guilty of soliciting information about jury's secret deliberations.
2000-09-02: Irish state broadcaster RTÉ broadcasts apology after sexist comments about women's sporting prowess by caller.
2000-09-02: More US radio deals/Nassau Broadcasting finds private equity for $185 million deal.
2000-09-02: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council raps Howard Stern for comments about mentally handicapped.
2000-09-03: Licence news this week..
2000-09-03: More jobs likely to go when second stage of Australian Broadcasting Corporation re-organization is announced.
2000-09-04: Look at week's radio columns
2000-09-05: CBC, Canada. starts new radio season with boost to budget.
2000-09-05: UK Wireless Group chief attacks "diary" ratings system/ calls for introduction of radio metering system.
2000-09-06: Sirius Satellite Radio successfully launches Sirius 2, second of its three satellites
2000-09-06: Former BBC Court Correspondent Godfrey Talbot/ US radio dramatist Lucille Fletcher die.
2000-09-06: Australian radio host John Laws given 15 month suspended jail sentence.
2000-09-07: US raises $320 million in another spectrum auction round.
2000-09-07: US FCC Commissioners reveal splits over attitudes to radio consolidation following Clear Channel takeover of AMFM.
2000-09-07: Foreign accents still a rarity on Irish radio.
2000-09-08: British and US governments expect more billions from sale of airwaves.
2000-09-08: More US radio wheeling and dealing.
2000-09-09: Cox Radio signs 5-year syndication deal for the "Lex and Terry Morning Radio Network."
2000-09-09: Million dollar winner in US radio competition.
2000-09-09: England gets transmitter angel on cathedral.
2000-09-10: Irish State broadcaster RTÉ expects to lose £12 million this year with smaller losses next year.
2000-09-10: Licence news this week.
2000-09-11: Chicago Radio station changes.
2000-09-11: Look at past week's columnists.
2000-09-12: Weekend Irish ratings show commercial stations doing well.
2000-09-12: WOR-AM, New York, breaks 50-year long link with family by firing morning host John Gambling.
2000-09-13: UK Independent radio production companies object to "restricted list" for BBC Radio 4 commissions.
2000-09-13: Dr Laura TV Show finally airs to mild protest and mixed reviews in low key debut.
2000-09-14: Opposition to Low Power FM from existing broadcasters continues in US.
2000-09-14 Radio job losses expected under Australian Broadcasting Corporation re-structuring.
2000-09-15: More advertisers drop Dr Laura TV show as US radio host finds it hard to replicate success on TV.
2000-09-15: Chicago "Jammin Oldies" jock Larry Lujack's show to be aired in London, England, by Clear Channel.
2000-09-15: US radio dealings continue with Clear Channel amongst others in yet more buys.
2000-09-16: Arbitron adds four new markets in its US Fall ratings, taking total up to 283.
2000-09-16: Spike Networks cuts back its SpikeRadio operations.
2000-09-17: Licence news this week
2000-09-18: Look at prospects for UK Wireless Group.
2000-09-14: Look at this week's radio columns.
2000-09-19: WOR names Ed Walsh successor to John Gambling as Morning Host/ not to air Gambling's induction into Radio Hall of Fame
2000-09-19: UK RAJAR defends diary radio audience research/ Measurecast tops 15000 stations for its online audience measurement/ Arbitron July web cast ratings out.
2000-09-20: Radio consolidation in Mexico/ more US deals.
2000-09-20: UK Wireless Group 's losses up but it says TalkSport is a success.
2000-09-20: FCC Low Power FM applications for second filing window/ NAB meeting in San Francisco amidst controversy over its anti-LPFM lobbying.
2000-09-21: UK GWR Group selling 12 of the 17 AM stations in its Classic Gold network.
2000-09-21: Former AMFM radio group head Jimmy de Castro surfaces at Ultimate Inc.
2000-09-21: South Wales radio station Red Dragon hits headlines for allegedly sparking off national wave of panic fuel buying in the UK.
2000-09-22: Miss America pageant sues radio host for suggesting contest was "fixed".
2000-09-22: NAB convention gets underway with only a few protesters/ academics give convention mixed messages about future of radio.
2000-09-23: Radio Liberty Tajik correspondent dies after being attacked in Moscow.
2000-09-23: US "Guardband" spectrum auction raises $520 million.
2000-09-23: BBC has to close down radio satellite signal because of sports rights problems.
2000-09-23: Only small demonstrations as National Association of Broadcasters keynote speech is given by retired US General Colin Powell
2000-09-24: US Federal Communications Commission modifies Low Power FM procedures to blunt lobby against LPFM.
2000-09-24: UK Virgin Radio releases details of digital strategy including new Internet radio station plans.
2000-09-24: Licence news this week.
2000-09-25: Software and PDA company Psion to sell device to enable PC users to receive digital radio audio and data signals.
2000-09-25: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-09-26: Flood Tribunal inquiry resumes into payments made relating to award of Irelands first national commercial radio licences
2000-09-26: National Association of Broadcasters Convention escapes major protest but radio shares still well down from peak/annual Marconi Awards.
2000-09-27: San Francisco not to charge demonstrators arrested during NAB convention/NAB steps up lobbying against Low Power FM.
2000-09-27: 2UE does well in latest Sydney ratings.
2000-09-27: Islamist MP calls for controls on BBC broadcasts in Kuwait after programme which discussed adultery.
2000-09-28:Comedy Central to launch Internet comedy audio site.
2000-09-28: US Federal Communications Commission levies two fines, each of $7000, on California station for indecency.
2000-09-28: More on Flood Tribunal in Ireland into national commercial licence award/ controversy over Dublin youth radio licence award to Spin FM
2000-09-29: More US radio deals as stocks remain low.
2000-09-29: Two California DJs could face jail over prank in which allegedly they dressed as escaped prisoners and asked householders to remove their handcuffs.
2000-09-29: BBC releases plan for five new national radio channels.
2000-09-30: More US radio deals including Clear Channel application for yet more acquisitions.
2000-09-30: Flood Tribunal in Dublin hears yet more evidence concerning issue of Ireland's first commercial national radio licence.
2000-09-30: US National Broadcaster's fight against LPFM close to success with support only needed from one more Senator for majority in favour of Grams' bill.
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2000-08-01: Chicago's oldest station WMAQ dies.
2000-08-01: More Low Power FM legislature battles in US.
2000-08-02: Good second quarter results for US Spanish language group Hispanic Broadcasting
2000-08-02: XM Satellite Radio appoints 15 more members of programming team.
2000-08-02: Radio responsible for half justified complaints to BBC in second quarter of year.
2000-08-03: More strong second quarter US results, this time from Beasley and Entercom
2000-08-03: BBC breakfast show presenter censured for interrupting NATO Secretary General too much in interview.
2000-08-03: Australian cash-for-comment final report slates industry over obeying its codes and calls for new regulations and power to impose instant sanctions on offenders.
2000-08-04: Group owned by Christian sect takes over London station Radio Liberty/station director and deputy resign in protest.
2000-08-04: Yet more strong second quarter US results, with Infinity nearing a billion dollars revenue for the quarter, Unica doing well.
2000-08-04: Larry Lujack officially signs up with "The Beat" in Chicago for a year.
2000-08-05: Maryland based Radio 1 Inc second quarter results.
2000-08-05: More advertisers drom Dr Laura radio show.
2000-08-05: Look at "Native America Calling" weekday talk show to native Americans.
2000-08-06: Licence news this week.
2000-08-06: Chinese radio station director may be fires after allowing talk-show caller to go on air calling for Communist Party to relinquish power.
2000-08-06: BBC has healthy figures in RAJAR audience review but Chris Evans' Virgin breakfast show and TalkSport continue to lose audience.
2000-08-07: Boston DJ Charles Laquidara retires/ former New York DJ "Rosko" -William Roscoe Mercer dies;.
2000-08-07: Weekly look at columnists -are Internet listeners that numerous?.
2000-08-08: US Radio 1 Inc. does deal to get syndicated morning host Tom Joyner.
2000-08-08: More on protests planned by Low Power FM supporters at NAB September convention in San Francisco.
2000-08-09: Two more advertisers drop Dr Laura radio show.
2000-08-09: US Radio industry set for another record year according to radio advertising bureau.
2000-08-09: Sirius Satellite Radio says Sirius 1 in orbit tests successful, Sirius 2 is at launch site
2000-08-09: Australian government does U-turn and increases funding for Radio Australia.
2000-08-10: Sydney 2UE stays high in Sydney ratings despite cash-for-questions involvement and losing rugby rights.
2000-08-10: Tom Joyner gains Boston and Houston outlets as a result of Radio 1 Inc deal/Salem Communications results.
2000-08-11: XM satellite radio completes last $235 million financing round.
2000-08-11: Australian Senate to investigate claims that ABC radio host was threatened with dismissal for political reasons.
2000-08-11:Yet two more advertisers drop Dr Laura radio show.
2000-08-12: US shock jock Don Imus rants, raves and bans Senator Lieberman from his show after latter turns down appearance on the show.
2000-08-12: Re-appointments and new appointments at Australian Broadcasting Authority.
2000-08-12: Another advertiser drops Dr Laura / article argues that campaign is a new "Hollywood blacklist" of unpopular opinions.
2000-08-13: Licence news this week.
2000-08-13: Australian Broadcasting Corporation former general manager De Clement Semmler dies.
2000-08-13: Bidding for German third-generation mobile phone spectrum tops $30 billion.
2000-08-14: Weekly look at columnists - has there been a sea change in attitudes to classical music broadcasts?
2000-08-15: Second quarter results for US Cumulus media show revenue rises due to acquisitions but worse performance on same station basis.
2000-08-15: Ceridian sets October 5 as date for vote on splitting off Arbitron ratings arm.
2000-08-15: One day after his !Lifetime ban" on Senator Lieberman, Don Imus welcomes him back to his show.
2000-08-16: Losers in Toronto licence battle challenge regulator's decisions.
2000-08-16: Bids for German mobile phone radio spectrum top £24 billion.
2000-08-16: US public radio show "This American Life" to go on the road for coast-to coast recordings before live audiences in December.
2000-08-17: Bids for German mobile phone radio spectrum top £27 billion with forecasts now of £30 billion.
2000-08-17: Clear Channel takeover of AMFM passes final hurdle with FCC giving approval/Viacom to buy 35% of Infinity shares it does not own.
2000-08-17: Children's radio to return to BBC Radio 4
2000-08-18: Bids in German mobile phone spectrum auction top £29 billion.
2000-08-18: Largest US Spanish language radio group Entravision releases first report as public company/completes takeover of Z-Spanish media.
2000-08-18: Clear Channel says it hopes to complete AMFM takeover within two weeks/ Infinity shareholder tries to stop Viacom share purchase
.2000-08-19: Democrats underestimate US radio demands, giving republicans chances to take advantage during their convention.
2000-08-19: German mobile phone spectrum auction ends with six companies bidding nearly £31 billion in total.
2000-08-19: More US radio deals including more Clear Channel purchases.
2000-08-20: Licence news this week.
2000-08-21: Launch of Irish talk radio channel likely to be delayed by six months.
2000-08-21: Look at columnists - including item on radio advertising pioneer Albert Lasker.
2000-08-22: Italy next country in line to raise billions from mobile phone spectrum.
2000-08-22: Replacement by radio turns into death sentence for Indian carrier pigeons.
2000-08-22: Measurecast Inc sets up Internet streaming ratings service to compete with Arbitron's Infostream.
2000-08-23: Clear Channel take over of AMFM moves close to completion as USS FCC issues relevant authorizations.
2000-08-23: UK SMG group reports profits up 25% in first half/ GWR Group bids to take over Peterborough station Lite FM.
2000-08-24: US National Public Radio to launch 2 radio channels on Sirius Satellite Radio/ Sirius agrees programming deal with Comedy World.
2000-08-24: US authorities clear merger of USA Digital Radio and Lucent Digital Radio to form Ibiquity.
2000-08-24: Independents continue to outshine state broadcaster RTÉ in Irish audience ratings.
2000-08-25: UK Radio Authority publishes Programming and Advertising Review covering complaints for first half of 2000.
2000-08-25: Two more advertisers drop Dr Laura show.
2000-08-25: Irish Times reports on tribulations of new Dublin station Lite FM with no audited figures to pull in advertisers.
2000-08-26: Los Angeles station claims it is getting interference from 1000 watt station in Tijuana, Mexico.
2000-08-26: Popular WPGC, Washington, afternoon host Adimu Colon leaving for Los Angeles.
2000-08-26: Clear Channel moves speedily with dispositions following regulatory approval of AMFM take over/ even more acquisitions under way.
2000-08-27: UK Guardian profile on "woman's first cricket commentator".
2000-08-27: Licence news this week .
2000-08-28: Albanian radio soap said to have 65% of nation and 90% in north listening regularly.
2000-08-28: Christians chafe at restrictions both sides of Atlantic.
2000-08-28: Look at columnists this week's from death threat from caller to Howard Stern show to return of children's radio in UK.
2000-08-29: Sirius Satellite Radio announced September launch date for its second satellite.
2000-08-29: Woman juror tells court that Australian host John Laws did not put undue pressure on her to talk on air about jury room matters.
2000-08-29: More US radio deals and Clear Channel tidying up.
2000-08-30: Ireland opts for beauty contest" approach instead of auction for third generation mobile licences.
2000-08-30: Detroit schools educational radio station may be sold off.
2000-08-30: British Aviation regulator issues warning about radio "hackers" giving false instructions to pilots.
2000-08-31: Channel radio service may be closed as Eurotunnel withdraws support
2000-08-31: Christian oriented Salem Communications builds up Dallas strength through station swap.
2000-08-31: Clear Channel take over of AMFM close to completion as US Department of Justice starts final legal moves.
2000-07-01: Yet more consolidation deals in US radio.
2000-07-01:US and UK Radio Awards
2000-07-01: Billions forecast in bidding as Canada sets to auction 3rd generation mobile phone spectrum.
2000-07-02: London Jazz FM shares shoot up following agreement to broadcast on second London digital channel
2000-07-02: Broadcast recording pointers to keeping noise out of a garden.
2000-07-02: Licence news of the week
2000-07-03: Sirius Satellite Radio successfully launches its first satellite.
2000-07-03: Look at week's radio columns
2000-07-04: Columbian radio station calls and requests all from relatives of kidnapped people.
2000-07-04: US Public Radio pushes World Radio Network into dropping Chinese radio from its feed to US public radio stations.
2000-07-05: Yet more US radio takeovers.
2000-07-05: UK Radio Authority suggests lighter regulation of radio of the future.
2000-07-05: US radio host Don Imus, who was injured in riding accident, leaves hospital.
2000-07-06: BBC says free market cannot ensure balance between public service and commercial broadcasters in submission on future broadcasting regulation to UK government.
2000-07-06: New York DJ joins move to Internet saying that broadcast radio isn't the future
2000-07-06: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation confirms Shelagh Rogers is to replace Michael Enright as host of "This Morning" current affairs radio show.
2000-07-07: Changes in Chicago radio scene as impact of takeovers builds up.
2000-07-07: More inroads by Internet into radio territory as live commentary starts on cricket site.
2000-07-07: UK Radio 2 presenter criticizes BBC £5 million talent search as unnecessary.
2000-07-08: Yet more US acquisitions by radio giant Clear Channel.
2000-07-08: Canadian regulator passes major consolidation deal in Canadian broadcasting .
2000-07-09: US radio host Dr Laura loses another advertiser on her radio show as a result of protests from gays and lesbians.
2000-07-09: Licence news of the week.
2000-07-10: Irish government to sell transmission network of state broadcaster/unlikely to increase licence fee.
2000-07-10: More UK flotation plans for radio-linked companies.
2000-07-10: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-07-11: US radio host Don Imus back on air.
2000-07-11: Australian Broadcasting Corporation denies it is firing host who mocked Prime Minister.
2000-07-11: British Broadcasting Corporation to lose some 900 jobs over 3 years in cost cutting drive.
2000-07-11: XM satellite radio raises further $235 million to complete financing up to commercial launch.
2000-07-12: Readers feedback on worst radio adverts to Washington Post column.
2000-07-12: Yet more US and UK radio takeovers.
2000-07-12: Chicago's oldest radio call letters -WMAQ - given death sentence.
2000-07-13: UK Radio Authority issues warning over political partiality.
2000-07-13: Leading US digital radio technology companies to marge
2000-07-14: UK Capital Radio to take over Scottish station, Beat 106.
2000-07-14: Spike Networks and former boss Chris O'Hanlon settle US sexual harassment case for $750,000
2000-07-14: UK optimism for Internet radio/latest Arbitron InfoStream top Internet channels.
2000-07-15: George Putnam marks his 86th birthday and 25 years hosting Los Angeles radio show.
2000-07-15: Internet audiences still not even near a patch on thos of traditional broadcasters.
2000-07-15: More US and UK radio deals.
2000-07-16: Licence news of the week.
2000-07-16: Former BBC pop channel Radio 1 disc jockey Andy Kershaw hired by BBC "classical music" channel Radio 3.
2000-07-17: Former KACD, Los Angeles, moves lock, stock and barrel to Internet only broadcasting.
2000-07-17: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-07-18: Battle continues in US over Low Power FM plans.
2000-07-19: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation puts transmission network up for sale.
2000-07-19: Arbitron radio ratings company to be spun off from Ceridian as separate company.
2000-07-19: BBC World Service radio gets extra £64 million over three years from government.
2000-07-20: BBC publishes its fifth List of Promises to listeners and viewers.
2000-07-20: Flood Tribunal in Ireland resumes hearings over allegations that politicians took bribes for radio licences.
2000-07-20: Changes and ratings in Chicago radio
2000-07-21: Australian Broadcasting Corporation threatens Bigfatradio.com over latter mentioning ABC websites on its programmes.
2000-07-21: More testimony from Century radio directors as Flood Tribunal hearings continue in Dublin
2000-07-21: More details emerge of job losses at WMAQ, Chicago.
2000-07-22: Bad news for BBC staff as British ministers says 11000 job cuts not enough.
2000-07-22: More on US Low Power FM plans.
2000-07-22: Clear Channel takeover of AMFM given judicial go-ahead.
2000-07-23: Licence news this week.
2000-07-23: Toronto Globe and Mail carries intriguing obituary of radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden --68 years after he died!
2000-07-23: More proceedings of Flood tribunal enquiry into Irish radio industry.
2000-07-24: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-07-25: UK report into radio listening habits shows most objection are to racism, bad language and hectoring phone-in callers.
2000-07-25: US radio host Dr Laura Schlessinger fighting back after losing 12 major sponsors as a result of gay and lesbian campaigners protests.
2000-07-25: New Sydney commercial licence awarded.
2000-07-26: More changes in Chicago: Chet Coppock finds new job outside Infinity which is closing WMAQ.
2000-07-26: Four British groups form consortium to bid for group of digital licences.
2000-07-26: XM Satellite Radio forms partnership with Country Music Hall of Fame.
2000-07-27: Joan Rivers suspended for week from her New York talk show after swearing makes it to air.
2000-07-27: More US deals including Clear Channel-Cumulus and results including Cox.
2000-07-28: More proceedings of Flood tribunal enquiry into Irish radio industry.
2000-07-28: More strong US radio results including Clear Channel. More US deals.
2000-07-28: BBC Radio One disc jockey Sara Cox rapped for on-air comments about sizes of colleague's penises.
2000-07-29: BBC appoints Nigel Chapman deputy director of BBC World Service.
2000-07-29: US Federal Communications Commission announces new Low Power FM filing window.
2000-07-29: Flood tribunal enquiry into Irish radio industry goes into recess until September.
2000-07-30: Yet more US radio deals and first half results.
2000-07-30: US National Public Radio reported to be considering spinning off its Internet operations.
2000-07-30: Licence news this week.
2000-07-31: More Dr Laura Schlessinger.
2000-07-31: Veteran Chicago disc jockey Larry Lujack reported to be signing permanent return deal.
2000-07-31: Look at week's radio columns.
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