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2000-12-01: Chicago changes as WXCD-FM changes format amid speculation that Bonneville deal will mean Chicago loses one of its two classical music stations.
2000-12-01: BBC to transmit 8-hour marathon reading of Harry Potter story on Boxing Day.
2000-12-01: Strike problems loom for Australian and British Broadcasting Corporations.: US Supreme Court proceedings broadcast for first time --it released an audio tape but prohibited live broadcast and stills or video.
2000-12-02: New sports quiz show for BBC Radio 5 Live.
2000-12-02: Third Sirius satellite in orbit/ rival XM's satellite on launch pad.
2000-12-02: More US deals, led yet again by ...Clear Channel.
2000-12-03: Irish Times looks at value of country's radio stations following Cork bid which amounts to some £155 per listener.
2000-12-03: Licence news this week.
2000-12-04: Austereo radio group takes stake in unlisted UKRD radio group.
2000-12-04: Flood Tribunal into Century radio licence award hears that payment was made to former broadcasting minister in return for cap on advertising of state broadcaster.
2000-12-04: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-12-05: US advertising forecasts for lower growth as stocks fall and more Internet audio sites fold/ UK Virgin to launch new Internet station.
2000-12-05: Staff meetings to disrupt ABC radio in Australia today with strike likely.
2000-12-06: MeasureCast Internet streaming radio ratings show talk and news stations leading in US, but still with tiny audiences.
2000-12-06: BBC and UK TalkSport both claim victory in court case over latter broadcasting commentaries off TV screen with dubbed-on effects. TalkSport will now have to announce what it is doing but can continue the practice.
2000-12-06: Around 4000 Australian Broadcasting Corporation staff stage 24-hour strike.
2000-12-06: Mexican anti-trust commission rejects deal which would have formed country's largest radio group.
2000-12-07: Latest US advertising figures show local adverts still growing, but at lower rater, national ones falling.
2000-12-07: Former Century Radio co-founder Oliver Barry testified to Flood Tribunal into licence award to the company.
2000-12-08: US radio station fined $7000 over use of profane language.
2000-12-08: Comments on radio from UBS-Warburg media conference this week..
2000-12-08: Federal Communications Commission drops new market rules and "red -flagging"issue from agenda/ more US radio deals.
2000-12-09: Staff at Australian Radio National facing redundancies following budget cuts.
2000-12-09: US Copyright Office rules that royalties are owed --back to 1998 -- for streaming station audio including music on the Internet.
2000-12-09: Major UK radio groups prepare for consolidation battle in advance of government White paper widely forecast to lessen ownership restrictions.
2000-12-10: More XM Satellite Radio programmer appointments.
2000-12-10: US Federal Communications Commission moves towards changing radio market definitions.
2000-12-10: Licence news this week.
2000-12-11: BBC Worldwide buys audio book company which produces Harry Potter readings.
2000-12-11: Century Radio co-founder Oliver Barry told by Flood Tribunal that his evidence is "unsatisfactory" and may be referred to Irish High Court.
2000-12-11: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-12-12: US audio site Riffage.com down and out.
2000-12-12: US 3G spectrum auctions starts - expected to raise $15 billion..
2000-12-12: Time near for US shock jock Howard Stern to sign-on or sign-off as current deal expires on Friday.
2000-12-13: DMG Radio Australia to sue Austereo over bogus letter campaign.
2000-12-13: BBC starts to drop bi-media system under which correspondent work for both radio and television.
2000-12-13: UK Communications White paper proposes single regulator for broadcasting and telecommunications/ asks for submissions regarding ownership rules.
2000-12-14: Massive budget cuts at Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Classic FM channel.
2000-12-14: Iceberg deal puts 60 years of CBC radio archives online.
2000-12-14: Latest Measurecast and Arbitron webcaster ratings.
2000-12-15: Row rumbles on over suggestions, as BBC drops bi-media policy, that some correspondents are not attractive enough for television.
2000-12-15: Three radio veterans deceased, one to retire.
2000-12-15: DMG radio takes new Melbourne licence with Aus$70 million bid.
2000-12-16: Beasley renegotiates Centennial buy/ strong Spanish Broadcasting results etc.
2000-12-16: UK TalkSport licence renewed.
2000-12-16: More radio cuts at Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
2000-12-16: Howard Stern signs new 5-year deal for reputed $100 million/ Premiere Networks to syndicate Matt Drudge radio show.
2000-12-17: Sydney morning host Alan Jones seems set to escape from apology to Aboriginals because of legal technicality.
2000-12-17: Licence news this week.
2000-12-18: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-12-18: US radio enthusiasts mark centenary of historic speech broadcast over Potomac River by Canadian-born pioneer Reginald Fessenden..
2000-12-19: Low Power FM seems likely to be curbed by Congress in US.
2000-12-19: Sydney trade union selling it s racing results radio station 2KY to state betting agency.
2000-12-20: Scottish Media Group hikes its share of Scottish Radio Holdings above 20%/more Clear Channel deals in US
2000-12-20: After rider to appropriations bill massively limits LPFM another prevents actions against US public radio stations which refuse free adverts to political candidates as required under 1996 Telecommunications Act.
2000-12-21: UK radio -new Capital MD forecast/Scottish Radio Holdings developments/Virgin online head leaving.
2000-12-21: More Flood Tribunal testimony by Century co-founder Oliver Barry.
2000-12-21: Talk Radio heads Measurecast Net Ratings last week.
2000-12-22: Former US radio executive jailed for fraud.
2000-12-22: UK Broadcast watchdog censures DJ for asking woman caller if she had been raped/ UK DJ and radio mogul gives £1 million to charity.
2000-12-23: Radio stocks benefit from stock market surge/ more US radio deals.
2000-12-23: FCC issues first LPFM licences/23 new licences for Australia including four new commercial licences.
2000-12-24: Sirius completes in-orbit testing of its final satellite.
2000-12-24: Licence news this week.
2000-12-25: Look at week's radio columns and articles.
2000-12-26: More jockeying in UK radio industry in advance of possible regulatory changes/ Scottish comics and newspaper group rumoured to be interested in Scottish Radio Holdings.
2000-12-27: US African-American Radio 1 Inc succeeds by focussed targeting of groups neglected by the giants.
2000-12-28: UK reaction to BBC 8-hour Harry Potter readings/ suggestions there may be more to come.
2000-12-28: Radio Digest.com site closes down after 11 year run.
2000-12-29: US Pacifica Foundation embroiled in new row with staff, this time in New York.
2000-12-29: Measurecast Net Ratings show audiences drastically down last week as US goes into holiday mode/ talk radio loses out more than music.
2000-12-30: Pacifica locks out general manager of WBAI-FM New York/bars some volunteers from station.
2000-12-30: Latest radio deals/radio share prices end year significantly down.
2000-12-30: Los Angeles KVEN-AM switching from talk to golden oldies format at start of next year.
2000-12-31: Belgian mobile spectrum auction rescheduled for March/ government hopes to raise around $1 billion.
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2000-11-01: Controversy continues at US Pacifica Network with daily newsmagazine host launching harassment and censorship lawsuit.
2000-11-01: Indian media giant sues to get back deposit it put down for FM radio licences.
2000-11-01: UK regulator clears GWR radio deals after amendments to keep it below ownership limits.
2000-11-02: Seven new non-commercial radio services proposed for Adelaide in Australia.
2000-11-02: Further proceedings of Flood Tribunal enquiry into first Irish national commercial radio licence.
2000-11-02: More strong third quarter radio results in US.
2000-11-03: Radio responsible for only two of the complaints upheld by the BBC in the third quarter.
2000-11-03: Delhi High Court refuses interim judgment to return $116 million FM radio licences deposit.
2000-11-03: Latest UK audience figures show BBC moving ahead of commercial rivals in share and reach.
2000-11-03: DrKoop.com buys DrDrew.com site from US radio host Dr Drew Pinski.
2000-11-04: More proceedings of Flood Tribunal into Irish radio.
2000-11-04: Yet more deals and third quarter results in US radio.
2000-11-04: 82 years old Paul Harvey, the "most listened" to US radio voice, signs 10-year deal valued at around $100 million.
2000-11-05: UK Chrysalis Group launches Internet "radio station" Puremix.com.
2000-11-05: Look at the week's licence news.
2000-11-06: Catholic church calls for Massachusetts state investigation into DJs broadcast of "confessional" tapes which it says may be in breach of privacy laws.
2000-11-06: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-11-07: Washington Post looks at how a new President may affect the Federal Communications Commission
2000-11-07: UK Capital radio announces details of its planned Internet audio stations.
2000-11-08: BBC World Service director of English networks and news Bob Jobbins to leave the Corporation.
2000-11-08: Yet more radio deals and financial results.
2000-11-09: UK radio companies considering following mobile phone companies' lead and subsidizing digital receivers to boost take-up.
2000-11-09: Sydney 2UE stars rail against road barricades that hinder their drive home.
2000-11-09: Radio advertising still increasing in US and UK/ more Q3 results and deals.
2000-11-10: UK Capital radio half-year results.
2000-11-10: BBC may have more on-demand audio/ satellite Internet gets radio to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
2000-11-10: Look at US elections in terms of lawmakers connected to broadcasting.
2000-11-11: Case of road calming measures which infuriated Sydney radio hosts now before city's Supreme Court.
2000-11-11: Yet more radio deals and financial results/Unica joins share buy-back groups as stock price tumbles.
2000-11-11: UK Capital Radio may lost Breakfast host Chris Tarrant despite share options package
.2000-11-12: Look at week's licence news.
2000-11-12: UK Radio 4 soap, The Archers, said to be too complicated to new listeners.
2000-11-12: Spectrum news - US proposes to allow sub-leasing, UK broadband auction spectrum begins, Swiss third generation spectrum starts next week.
2000-11-13: Look at last week's proceedings of the Flood Tribunal into the award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2000-11-13: Look at week's radio columns, particularly relating to politics in view of US election.
2000-11-13: UK paper speculates that Russian secret service may have killed Italian radio journalist Antonio Russo.
2000-11-14: Matt Drudge radio show ended by ABC/ end looks near for radio host Dr Laura's TV show.
2000-11-14: US deals, Salem band Clear Channel buy more.
2000-11-15: Iranian exiles in US expand radio broadcasts from West Coast to reach Iran.
2000-11-15: UK broadband spectrum auction starts slowly, Swiss mobile auction is postpones and US aviation authorities say they are running out of spectrum for air traffic purposes.
2000-11-15: Veteran US broadcaster Robert Trout and New York classical station programme director Eleanor Naumburg Sanger die.
2000-11-16: More results including Scottish Radio Holdings and Cumulus Media.
2000-11-16: Flood Tribunal into the award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence starts hearing evidence from members of the regulatory Commission.
2000-11-17: Clear Channel files papers to close down AMFM corporate headquarters/ to cut 400 jobs.
2000-11-17: Bidding in UK wireless broadband spectrum auction slows almost to a halt.
2000-11-17: A step forward for US digital radio as ITU clears iBiquity's digital broadcast technology.
2000-11-16: Interference from Moscow medium wave broadcasts drowns out small local English station.
2000-11-16: US Hosts boosted and booted, Australian host on way out.
2000-11-16: More US deals including Infinity last divestitures required because of Viacom take-over.
2000-11-19: Sports radio on the up and up in Canada.
2000-11-19: Licence news this week.
2000-11-20: Flood Tribunal to hear testimony about Irish commercial licence award from former chairman and secretary of Irish regulator.
2000-11-20: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-11-21: Australian Regulator has to put new licence for Gosford on hold after matter taken to Federal Court.
2000-11-21: UK spectrum broadband spectrum auction remains becalmed, US receives 112 application forms, only 44 complete, for December broadband auction/ releases details of plans to free up more spectrum for mobile communications
.2000-11-22: Flood Tribunal hears that Century Radio saved more than £800,000 through ministerial intervention.
2000-11-22: UK broadband spectrum auctions ends as a flop with less than half the licences sold and only £38 million bid.
2000-11-22: Sirius Satellite Radio announces launch date for its final satellite.
2000-11-23: Australian Broadcasting Authority to introduce new "standards" for commercial radio industry following in wake of cash-for-comment enquiry.
2000-11-23: Flood Tribunal hears evidence from chairman of regulators concerning allocation of country's first national commercial licence.
2000-11-23: WorldSpace Corporation to introduce satellite radio channels into India.
2000-11-24: UK and US radio deals.
2000-11-24: Plan mooted to hive off operation New York Education Board's radio and television stations.
2000-11-24: Flood Tribunal hears that Century Radio finances were so bad that pleas were made to cut costs of launch party.
2000-11-25: UK Chrysalis Group makes profit for first time in six years, thanks largely to sparkling radio performance.
2000-11-25: Pioneering Vancouver DJ Red Robinson hangs up his microphone.
2000-11-26: Irish consortium says it is prepared to spend £2.6 million on new Cork FM station.
2000-11-26: BBC to expand its Asian network into five new areas of England next week.
2000-11-26: Licence news this week including new Melbourne, Australia, commercial licence and London, UK, third digital multiplex.
2000-11-27: Former chief executive of Century Radio tells Flood Tribunal that it could have been saved with a steadier hand from the directors.
2000-11-27: BBC World Service back to normal after journalists strike over weekend.
2000-11-27: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-11-28: Australian Commercial Radio study looks at country's radio industry over past two decades.
2000-11-28: BBC Radio 1 re-vamp planned as Simon Mayo to leave for BBC Radio 5.
2000-11-28: US Catholic Radio Network arranges fifth sale with three deals left to go.
2000-11-29: BBC Radio 5 Live beats of rivals to sign 3-year UK Premier League Soccer deal.
2000-11-29: Former solicitor to Century Radio director testifies to Flood Tribunal about £35,000 cash payment to then broadcasting minister.
2000-11-29: US legal proceedings involving appeal for right to broadcast Supreme Court hearings; pro and anti Low Power FM cases: Streaming music copyright payments.
2000-11-30: Veteran BBC parliamentary correspondent Conrad Voss Bark dies aged 87.
2000-11-30: More US radio deals including purchase by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen of One-on-One radio sports network.
2000-11-30: UK Capital Radio says it will stick by DJ Chris Tarrant despite banker's report saying he symbolizes station's failure to attract the younger audience.
2000-11-30: Seven new radio services, including a new commercial FM, proposed for Perth in Australia.
2000-10-01: BBC agrees to stop "lifting" stories from English regional paper.
2000-10-01: US Federal Communications Commission releases 78-page report on case for low power FM.
2000-10-01: Licence news this week.
2000-10-02: Indian radio expansion continues with private FM stations to be allowed in 60 more areas/ rush to become DJs (RJ's -radio jockeys).
2000-10-02: Look at the week's radio columns.
2000-10-03: US syndicated radio host Dr Drew Pinsky cuts almost all staff from DrDrew.com website.
2000-10-03: BBC radio commissions modern version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales set in motorway service station.
2000-10-03: Radio Business Report says Senator Rod Grams bill to limit low Power FM now has majority in US Senate.
2000-10-04: Former Chicago broadcaster and Columbia College teacher Al Parker dies.
2000-10-04: Radio and Internet Magazine monitoring turns up edition of Howard Stern show with run of more than 35 commercials taking up nearly 20 minutes solid.
2000-10-04: US National Public Radio continues its opposition to Low Power FM/ Federal Communications Commission chairman accused them of wanting monopoly of public radio.
2000-10-05: BBC seeks comment on its new radio plans/profile of director of radio, Jenny Abramsky.
2000-10-05: More US radio deals including Clear Channel plans for 16 more station acquisitions.
2000-10-05: Low Power FM backers in last minute battle as Grams' bill gains support from another Senator.
2000-10-06: US Satellite Radio developments as Sirius completes in-orbit tests, XM hires more programme staff.
2000-10-06: Flood Tribunal continues enquiry into award of Ireland's first commercial radio licence .
2000-10-07: Disney likely to avoid complaint to FCC over radio station "Black Hoes" advertising promotion after agreement to settle two lawsuits for $1.5 million
2000-10-07: More Senators sign up to bill to limit Low Power FM in US/ Broadcasters take FCC to court to try and get "political fairness" rules scrapped.
2000-10-08: Flood Tribunal hears why broadcaster turned down £1 million offer to join Century radio and from former banker about ministerial assurances.
2000-10-08: Look at the week's licence news.
2000-10-09: Vatican Radio chiefs face prosecution for "dangerous throwing of things" after complaints about their transmitters
2000-10-09: Country Music dilemma - go pop or stay traditional.
2000-10-09: Look at this week's radio columns.
2000-10-10: More US radio deals/ Clear Channel still not letting up on acquisitions.
2000-10-10: Report on closing-down of independent radio stations in Zimbabwe
2000-10-11: US Federal Communications Commission chairman suggests broadcasters should pay for use of analogue TV spectrum.
2000-10-11: Oxford, UK, station fined for signal over-deviation.
2000-10-11: More US radio deals including first deal in sale of Catholic Family Network
2000-10-12: UK Capital Radio calls for more government regulation of BBC radio channels and commitment to move to digital radio.
2000-10-12: Los Angeles Times defends Low Power FM as US legislative deadline approaches.
2000-10-12: Conservative US talk show host Dr Laura Schlessinger takes full page advert to apologize to gays and lesbians but is rebuffed.
2000-10-13: Flood Tribunal hearings continue in Dublin/churches decide not to apply for Dublin "religious" radio licence.
2000-10-13: BigFatRadio.com goes bust in Australia but Feed the Monster Media escapes for now in US
2000-10-13: US Federal Court .throws out rules which require broadcasters to give candidates right of reply after personal attacks etc
2000-10-14: More consolidation in radio deals in UK and US.
2000-10-43: Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend with show being broadcast over most of US and on the Internet.
2000-10-14: Former BBC radio1 controller Mathew Bannister to leave the corporation.
2000-10-15: Look at week's licence news including US plans for massive spectrum re-allocation and auction.
2000-10-15: UK radio regulators on public responsibilities of broadcasters and new tier of "Access"non-commercial radio.
2000-10-16: Irish Flood Tribunal hears that minister announced plans for national commercial radio in Ireland "out of the blue."
2000-10-16: Look at week's radio columnists.
2000-10-17: UK Guardian reports that BBC is to move its radio news staff back from West London to Broadcasting House in the heart of London.
2000-10-17: News station WGN-AM suffers in latest Chicago ratings; drops to number 3 as music stations make gains.
2000-10-18: Police officer who broke down doors of Zimbabwe radio station and seized equipment in defiance of court order is found guilty of contempt of court.
2000-10-18: Australian Broadcasting Corporation to re-vamp main news and current affairs radio shows according to Sydney Morning Herald/ strong figures for radio in past year in Corporation's annual report.
2000-10-18: Ford Car company to take share in UK digital radio consortium.
2000-10-19: Flood Tribunal continues hearings into Ireland's national commercial radio licence award.
2000-10-19: "Honorary Bob Collins Way" dedicated to late WGN-AM host in Chicago
2000-10-19: Canadian broadcast regulator told it is not sensitive enough to multi-cultural make-up of the country.
2000-10-20: Look at some Internet "radio" stations.
2000-10-20: New York Times looks at US digital satellite and terrestrial radio plans.
2000-10-21: US Low Power FM plans still in uncertain stage as Congress continues session into yet another week.
2000-10-21: US Radio giant Clear Channel under attack for allegedly giving impression that $100,000 national contest is a local one.
2000-10-22: A little of New York radio history dies as WCBS moves out of CBS's "Black Rock" skyscraper.
2000-10-22: Look at week's licence news including more UK digital licence news.
2000-10-23: UK survey says advertising on radio much more cost-effective than on TV
2000-10-23: Look at week's radio columns --is radio news audience totally different from that for TV?
2000-10-24: US Catholic Radio Network sells of two stations to predominantly Protestant Salem Communications.
2000-10-24: Australian Broadcasting Corporation features radio above TV in three news releases.
2000-10-24: US Federal Communications Chairman again defends Low Power FM and attacks broadcasters lobby.
2000-10-25: Veteran New York broadcaster and programme director Frankie Crocker dies.
2000-10-25: More re-working of Laura Schlessinger's TV show/WABC trims back her Dr Laura radio show.
2000-10-25: Cutbacks at Australian Broadcasting Corporation with Radio National expected to be the hardest hit.
2000-10-26: Lite FM sparkles in latest Irish ratings but main expected competitor RTÉ Radio 1 retains its audience share.
2000-10-26: UK Jazz FM on course to turn in a profit this year.
2000-10-26: Low Power FM vote imminent in US - supporters call for Presidential veto if Grams bill to limit LPFM is tacked on to appropriations bill.
2000-10-27: Former late-night US host Art Bell settles lawsuit against station which he said implied he had been guilty of child molestation.
2000-10-27: Third Quarter results above expectations for US radio giants Clear Channel and Infinity but Citadel share price almost halves following poor results.
2000-10-27: Italian radio reporter Roberto Russo, bludgeoned to death in George, may have been killed for political reasons according to Italian junior foreign minister.
2000-10-28: Angolan government says radio journalist whose body was found in the River Zambezi committed suicide.
2000-10-28: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation axes weekly satire show after two consecutive episodes had been scrapped.
2000-10-28: Rod Grams bill to curb low power FM in the US is tacked onto appropriations bill/President Clinton may veto it for other reasons.
2000-10-29: Latest Arbitron web ratings give Net Radio seven out of ten top spots.
2000-10-29: Licence news this week.
2000-10-30: More on the Flood Tribunal into the award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2000-10-30: Massachusetts rock station in controversy over airing supposed Catholic church "confessional" tapes.
2000-10-30: Look at week's radio columns.
2000-10-31: Murdoch's Star TV accused of trying to get into Indian radio by back door through deal with Star Radio.
2000-10-31: American radio veterans Charles Gussman and Edwin Kane die.
2000-10-31: BBC confirms it is to move radio news staff back to Broadcasting House.
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