2001 Q1 Archive
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2001-03-01: SMG increases SRH stake further/More strong radio results for 2000 but warnings about 2001.
2001-03-01: US FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani on warpath again after FCC dismissed another indecency complaint.
2001-03-01: Latest Measurecast Internet audio ratings.
2001-03-01: US Republican Senator John McCain introduces new Low Power FM which would remove curbs -- but has little chance of passing.
2001-03-02: Sirius Satellite Radio raises $230 million and XM $201 million
2001-03-02: BBC World Service broadcasts "gung-ho claptrap" regarding Gulf War.
2001-03-02: BBC to broadcast 300 programme "A Sense of Place" as a sequel to "The Century Speaks"its 640-programme oral history of the 20th Century.
2001-03-03: Friends of KUNC purchase KUNC-FM public station in Greeley from University of Northern Colorado for $2 million.
2001-03-03: Boston public radio station WBUR and Christopher Lydon, former host of The Connection, part following dispute over Lydon's call for part ownership of the show.
2001-03-03: Former Democratic National Committee secretary appeals against dismissal of her $5 million lawsuit against right wing US talk show host and convicted Watergate conspirator Gordon Liddy.
2001-03-04: US Radio Advertising Bureau reports radio income down in January compared to 2001 but still up compared to 1998, before dot com boom.
2001-03-04: Battle for talent in Sydney, Australia, as new FM prepares for air.
2001-03-04: Licence news of the week.
2001-03-05: BBC Radio 4 farming "soap" comes under attack for being religiously and politically incorrect.
2001-03-05: Look at radio items in last week's newspapers.
2001-03-06: US Federal Communications Commission fines Tampa. Florida, station for indecency over content of live rap and hip-hop concert.
2001-03-06: Austereo debut on Australian market falls far short of earlier hopes.
2001-03-07: Doug "Greaseman" Tracht returns to US airwaves after three years out following 1999 firing for racist comment.
2001-03-07: Latest Measurecast ratings show online audience continuing to rise sharply.
2001-03-08: XM's "Rock" satellite now on way to equator for March 18 launch.
2001-03-08: Scottish Media Group yet again increases its share of Scottish Radio Holdings.
2001-03-08: Flood Tribunal into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence hears testimony from minister responsible for broadcasting at the time.
2001-03-08: Spike O'Dell, who took over as WGN, Chicago, morning host when Bob Collins died in plane crash, signs up for three years.
2001-03-09: UK Lite FM sold to Forward Media following delays in approval of GWR bid.
2001-03-09: US Christian oriented Salem Communications reports record 2000, is upbeat about this year.
2001-03-09: Good prospects for US Hispanic stations after Census report shows Hispanics are already largest US minority group and expected to be a quarter of US populations by 2050.
2001-03-10: Flood Tribunal in Ireland hears more about planned transmission charges for country's first national commercial radio station.
2001-03-10: More UK digital radio developments.
2001-03-11: Look at past week's licence news.
2001-03-12: DMG prepares for launch of its new Sydney FM station.
2001-03-12: Look at radio related items in past week's newspapers.
2001-03-13: Former radio reporter and BBC Israel correspondent Michael Elkins dies in Jerusalem.
2001-03-13: US Federal Communications Commission clears up three-quarters of its "red-flagged" radio deals.
2001-03-14: Denver DJ "Willie B" fined and sentenced to community service for "chicken dropping" stunt.
2001-03-14: UK Radio Authority receives 3 applications for third London digital licence, four for new Northern Ireland FM licence.
2001-03-14: Talk Radio finally edged out of top spot in Measurecast Internet audio rankings/Arbitron gives classical music the top spot.
2001-03-15: Flood Tribunal to re-examine evidence given by former Irish minister for communications after he sends letter retracting previous evidence re £15,000 "donation."
2001-03-15: Australian 3G spectrum auction loses major bidder before it starts today.
2001-03-15: UK Capital Radio's programme director retires to pursue "creative" interests.
2001-03-15: More evidence of US radio slowdown.
2001-03-16: Bids in first day of Australian 3G mobile spectrum auction top Aus$800 million.
2001-03-16: Former BBC executive Michael Bannister returns as stand-in radio presenter.
2001-03-16: More proceedings of Flood Tribunal into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2001-03-16: US radio -Cumulus results/Bonneville's new format in Chicago, news on various hosts.
2001-03-17: Italy threatens to cut off power to Vatican Radio because its transmitters exceed legal emission limits.
2001-03-17: Only Aus$38 million extra bid on second day of Australian 3G mobile spectrum auction.
2001-03-17: US radio -Analysts report upbeat about future, strong NBG Network results for 2000.
2001-03-17: Former minister tells Flood Tribunal into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence that he did not personally order cap on advertising revenues of competing state broadcaster.
2001-03-18: John Hopkins University. Baltimore, trying to sell its WJHU-FM public radio station.
2001-03-18: Licence news for the past week.
2001-03-18: Advertisers boycott Florida station over stunt including castration and killing of a wild boar in the parking lot.
2001-03-19: "Go 4 It" title chosen for weekly's BBC children's programming to start Easter Sunday.
2001-03-19: Look at newspaper radio items and columns over the past week.
2001-03-19: XM Satellite radio finally gets its first satellite into space.
2001-03-20: Australian 3G spectrum auctions seems to be limping to early close after only three days.
2001-03-20: Jay Kernis to return to US National Public Radio after 14 years with CBS news.
2001-03-20: XM's first satellite functioning normally and should be moved into final orbit within a few days.
2001-03-21: Measurecast latest Internet ratings/ new index shows listening up by nearly a half since beginning of the year.
2001-03-21: Australian 3G auction limps along with early close likely.
2001-03-21: Indiana station kills off radio show after 70 years/ FCC raids pirate station in Oregon.
2001-03-21: Top rated Sydney 2UE station reported up for sale.
2001-03-22: 3-Com to discontinue Kerbango Internet Radio nine months after it bought company for $80 million.
2001-03-22: Federal Communications Commission now reported to be investigating the boar slaying on Bubba the Love Spong's " show.
2001-03-22: Australian 3G auction total now above government reserve price after 16 rounds.
2001-03-22: New York radio conference sticks to upbeat predictions about radio's growth potential.
2001-03-23: Australian 3G spectrum auction ends after raising Aus$ 1,168,993,500
2001-03-23: UK and US radio shares fall amidst general market gloom.
2001-03-23: Southern Cross Broadcasting buys Lamb family radio holdings including top rated Sydney 2UE.
2001-03-24: US FCC confirms fine for playing unedited song, another for antenna violations and calling for licence revocation in third case.
2001-03-24: Californian radio host comes up with power saving idea for the state.
2001-03-24: Week ends with small rally but radio shares significantly down.
2001-03-25: Sydney Morning Herald suggests takeover of Sydney 2UE may mean demise of 2UE star hosts Alan Jones and John Laws.
2001-03-25: Licence news over the past week.
2001-03-26: One-on-One Sports becomes The Sporting News Radio Network
2001-03-26: Doug "The Greaseman" Tracht adds Baltimore to his comeback list.
2001-03-26: Singapore Telecom to buy Optus Australian mobile network.
2001-03-26: Look at radio-related columns and items which have caught our eye over the past week.
2001-03-27: BBC Radio 5 reported to be looking for big names after audience research shows most people had not heard of the channel.
2001-03-28: "Bubba the Love Sponge" back on air after 15-day suspension over boar killing and castration stunt.
2001-03-28: Measurecast weekly Internet audio ratings show increase of 60% this year.
2001-03-28: US advertising revenues fall again in February/US Major League Baseball now to charge for online audio broadcasts of games.
2001-03-29: US FCC Enforcement Bureau again attacked by Commissioner Tristani for dismissing indecency complaint.
2001-03-29: BBC World Service claims a record 153 million listeners a week.
2001-03-29: US National Public Radio decides to bar underwriting from governments after controversy over accepting payments from Kuwait.
2001-03-30: Doug "The Greaseman" Tracht adds Ocean City station to his comeback list.
2001-03-30: Short term woes but long term hopes from Scottish Radio Holdings and Emmis Communications.
2001-03-30: UK Broadcasting Standards Commission upholds complaints about two UK radio shows.
2001-03-31: Format changes in US - San Francisco loses Classical station, Washington DC loses Jammin Oldies outlet.
2001-03-31:UK Radio Authority bulletin on complaints in final quarter of last year.
2001-03-31: "Bubba the Love Sponge" and three others charged with "animal cruelty" offence which can carry up to 5 year jail sentence.
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2001-02-01: Measurecast Internet streaming ratings show further audience increase over previous week.
2001-02-01: US Radio Host and Watergate conspirator G Gorgon Liddy concludes his testimony in case brought after he made allegations concerning call-girl ring.
2001-02-01: New members of Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council.
2001-02-01: US FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth to stand down when his term expires.
2001-02-02: Latest UK radio ratings show BBC increasing its dominance/best commercial broadcaster's performance is TalkSport's in moving to largely male audience.
2001-02-02: Further hearings of Flood Tribunal into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2001-02-02: French government sets up new sale for mobile spectrum following lack of bidders at first try/ US postpones its auction of TV-band spectrum.
2001-02-03: Look at past week's radio deals.
2001-02-03: Defamation suit against US conservative radio host G Gordon Liddy is dismissed by Baltimore judge
2001-02-03: Morning hosts signed for new Sydney FM station of DMG Radio Australia.
2001-02-04: Veteran BBC horse racing commentator Peter Bromley to retire after this year's "Derby" race.
2001-02-04: Irish regulator rules against Ulster TV bid for Irish radio company.
2001-02-04: Licence news this week.
2001-02-05: More job losses expected at BBC as director general Greg Dyke marks his first year in office.
2001-02-05: Los Angeles reporter gets his 13th Golden Mike award
2001-02-05: Look at week's radio columns.
2001-02-06: "Apologize in Public Tonight" is latest hit show on Beijing Radio.
2001-02-06: Sirius Satellite Radio ties up with Sony for production of home, portable and car receivers.
2001-02-06: BBC Director-General tells staff no additional job cuts planned but confirms loss of 1000 non-programming jobs over four years.
2001-02-06:After 99 months of growth US radio revenues fell overall in December according to Radio Advertising Bureau.
2001-02-07: New US FCC chairman lays out his agenda at first news conference/ FCC also rescinds fine connected with Howard Stern show.
2001-02-07: Yet more Internet listeners according to Measurecast/Clear Channel reported to be buying Net Radio company Enigma Digital.
2001-02-07: Cox Radio completes more deals/Entercom fourth quarter results.
2001-02-08: Yet more US Q4 results and business developments including satellite radio
2001-02-08: UK radio station prize is new breasts for local woman.
2001-02-08: Democrat US FCC commissioner Gloria Tristani attacks approvals of deals which she says concentrate one George market too much and in another allows giant Clear Channel too many stations.
2001-02-09: Radio One Inc announces it is to buy third largest African-American owned radio network in US/Radio One and Cox Radio Q4 results.
2001-02-09: More on Flood Tribunal enquiry into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2001-02-09: Nebraska radio station offers itself as the prize in a contest.
2001-02-10: BroadcastAmerica assets taken by SurferNetwork/ radio business deals.
2001-02-10: Satellite and digital radio developments including new XM launch schedule.
2001-02-10: Streaming and general Internet use up in US but less time on average now spent online.
2001-02-11: Concern that US may withdraw spectrum currently allocated to educational purposes to meet demand for mobile communications.
2001-02-11: Licence news for the past week.
2001-02-12: Rows at US Pacifica Network continue with host quitting on air to join movement to change board.
2001-02-12: Two more California radio veterans die.
2001-02-12: Look at newspaper radio columns and articles this week.
2001-02-13: UK Radio Authority attacked as dictatorial at seminar.
2001-02-13: US Federal Communications Commission levies fines for indecency and pirate operation.
2001-02-13: BBC Radio Five retains Formula One motor racing rights.
2001-02-14: Hungary's first gypsy radio station now on air.
2001-02-14: Sydney 2UE hosts battle to open road is won.
2001-02-14: Latest Measurecast Internet audio ratings.
2001-02-14: More US business results and deals.
2001-02-15: Former executive of Sacramento-based Z-Spanish Radio executive to plead guilty to payola-related offence.
2001-02-15: US FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani on warpath again over rejection of indecency complaint.
2001-02-15: UK radio operators team up with California-based Command Audio to develop radio on demand device.
2001-02-15: Latest US radio results including Clear Channel and Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting.
2001-02-16: UK government whose broadband spectrum auction flopped in November is to re-offer licences at their reserve price.
2001-02-16: Dot com woes hit audio streamers with more cutbacks, pull outs and bankruptcy filings.
2001-02-16: BBC Radio 5 to air Big Brother style political game show in run up to UK General Election. Seven contestants will be whittled down one a day until a winner emerges.
2001-02-17: Boston public radio host Christopher Lydon suspended after row over his claim for share of profits from his syndicated show.
2001-02-17: UK Chrysalis radio to spend £2 million on marketing its Heart FM station in London/ups it stake in Bridge FM.
2001-02-17: US owner of copyright on most old-time radio shows takes action to stop Internet swapping of recordings.
2001-02-18: Four staff of Boston public station WBUR-FM's "The Connection" show quit after host and senior producer were suspended.
2001-02-18: Licence news this week.
2001-02-19: Veteran US radio engineer Robert Mitchell Silliman dies.
2001-02-19: Look at UK digital radio scene as viewed by SRH subsidiary Score Digital.
2001-02-19: This week's radio columns, concentrating on the influence of business upon radio output.
2001-02-20: BBC Radio 4 flagship "Today" show grooming newcomer to replace Sue MacGregor, its longest serving presenter.
2001-02-20: Washington City newspaper slams current US radio, looks to satellite radio as the shape of radio to come.
2001-02-21: Latest Measurecast and Arbitron Internet audio ratings.
2001-02-21: UK Financial Times looks at changes to BBC Radio 1 pop channel.
2001-02-22: US Federal Communications Commission fines stations for broadcasting phone calls without caller's consent.
2001-02-22: Sydney 2GB releases list of outside payments to its presenters.
2001-02-22: US radio deals including subsuming of Infinity into Viacom.
2001-02-23: Busy week in Chicago radio with cut backs, format changes and appointments.
2001-02-23: US Federal Communications Commission says radio is lagging behind TV in move to digital technology/completes latest spectrum auction.
2001-02-23: Record results from Regent Communications, XM to raise another $175 million.
2001-02-24: Scottish Media Group ups its stake in Scottish Radio Holdings to 23%
2001-02-24: Both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stocks fall as they seek new funding.
2001-02-25: California disc jockey who staged stunt pretending to be escaped prisoner is now to be a real one - he got 45 days in jail.
2001-02-25: Licence news this week.
2001-02-26: Two US female radio veterans die.
2001-02-26:UK Saga Group hopes demographics will make its over-50's target audience a commercial success.
2001-02-26: Look at week's radio columns, concentrating on Chicago.
2001-02-27: Red Hot FM wins new Cork licence in Irelands, shortlist issued of applicants for new Dublin stations.
2001-02-27: US Federal Communications Commission fines Utah station over unauthorized transfer of control.
2001-02-27: UK Chrysalis's Puremix.com venture closes down tomorrow but UK Jazz FM finally makes a profit thanks to CD sales.
2001-02-28: Doug "The Greaseman" Tracht, US DJ fired in 1999 for racist comment, attempts comeback with syndicated show.
2001-02-28: More radio results - SMG, UK, Citadel in US plus Emmis Q1 warning.
2001-02-28: Death of WNIB as classical outlet boosts funds pledged to remaining Chicago classical station.
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2001-01-01: US FCC and NAB ask Federal Court to remand Low Power FM case back to the agency for former to amend rules to comply with new LPFM law.
2001-01-01: Look at past week's radio columns.
2001-01-02: World's longest running radio soap opera marks 50th anniversary with episode 13,169.
2001-01-03: UK TalkSport re-vamps programmes and appoints new programme director.
2001-01-03: Satellite radio moves ahead with XM's first launch scheduled next week.
2001-01-04: New managing director for Capital Radio, London.
2001-01-04: Irish Interdenominational Christian group applies for medium wave religious radio licence.
2001-01-04: US radio stocks bound following interest rate cut/ other North American radio news.
2001-01-05: Third-placed Boston talk station WXEM-AM to change call sign to WBIX-Am and format to business news
2001-01-05: Troubled BroadcastAmerica.com sinks deeper as potential investment falls through.
2001-01-06: More protests over firings at Pacifica Network's New York station WBAI-FM.
2001-01-06: Measurecast weekly Internet ratings supplemented by monthly report/ show large audience fall during holidays.
2001-01-06: Art Bell to return as host of syndicated US overnight show Coast to Coast.
2001-01-07: Busy time for XM Satellite Radio with receivers on display at Las Vegas show and launch due Monday.
2001-01-07: Licence News this week.
2001-01-08: Demonstration outside Pacifica network New York station WBAI over firings.
2001-01-08: Ulster TV may go to European court if Irish regulator prohibits Cork radio take over.
2001-01-08: Look at week's columnists with emphasis on radio technological development, satellite and digital.
2001-01-09: Hispanic Broadcasting shares plunge by a third/ other US radio business news.
2001-01-09: XM Satellite Radio launch is delayed/good digital radio test results for Ibiquity Digital Corporation.
2001-01-10: Latest Measurecast Internet audio ratings show audience rise after holidays/Arbitron October figures present different snapshot of webcasts.
2001-01-10: XM Satellite Radio launch delay likely to be for few days
2001-01-11: Arbitron to start trials of its Portable People Meter audience research device in Philadelphia.
2001-01-11: XM Satellite Radio launch now rescheduled for February 28.
2001-01-11: Chicago format changes may hit two veteran hosts.
2001-01-12: Christian group in English Midlands to try to boost hopes for Christian radio licence bid at pray-in.
2001-01-12: US Federal Communications Commission pays public farewell to chairman William Kennard at open Agenda Meeting.
2001-01-12: BBC Director of News Tony Hall heads to Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
2001-01-13: William E Kennard sets January 19 as day to step down as US FCC chairman.
2001-01-13: Look at radio results and deals as US radio stocks bound up.
2001-01-14: Canadian Broadcast watchdog rules against Quebec host who criticized family who were trying to help the less fortunate as crooks and welfare recipients in general.
2001-01-14: Licence news this week.
2001-01-15: More radio veterans' obituaries.
2001-01-15: Look at radio columns and what we fear are lost-cause pleas.
2001-01-16: Ratings boost from US elections may have saved Boston talk station.
2001-01-16: Bankruptcy judge gives tentative approval for plans to auction BroadcastAmerica.com. 2001-01-17: Profile of Richard E (Dick) Wiley, lawyer, former FCC chairman, and advisor on communications to incoming Bush administration
2001-01-17: US radio deals including $2 billion bid for Citadel Communications.
2001-01-18: Measurecast Internet audio ratings show massive jump as Americans return to work full time.
2001-01-18: UK radio presenter fools English soccer coach/ Manchester United fans place hoax calls purporting to be from Manchester City.
2001-01-18: US Federal court rules affirmative action rules for broadcasters are unconstitutional as separate report shows low minority ownership in broadcast media.
2001-01-19: More US radio deals including yet more for Clear Channel.
2001-01-19: BBC claims public support for digital radio plans/look at London digital radio scene.
2001-01-19: Australian group Austereo prepares for public listing.
2001-01-20: US radio station fined $7000 for broadcasting unexpurgated version of Eminem song.
2001-01-20: Austereo being valued for re-listing at twice its value when it was de-listed.
2001-01-20: Tapes of British DJ Chris Evans' attack on his bosses when BBC Radio 1 host reported to have been wiped.
2001-01-21: Convicted Watergate conspirator and current US radio host C. Gordon Liddy sued for remarks that Watergate break-in was all about Democratic-run call girl ring.
2001-01-21: Licence news this week.
2001-01-22: StopDrLaura web site closes after radio host's TV show seems on verge of failure.
2001-01-22: Look at the week's radio columns.
2001-01-23: XM Satellite Radio announces more programme and receiver manufacturing deals.
2001-01-23: Business shorts including Bloomberg and Salem deals.
2001-01-23: New York's "Radio Chick" is saved through action by fans and advertisers.
2001-01-24: Four bidders for Dublin religious AM licence/UK licence awards.
2001-01-24: Michael Powell appointed chairman of US Federal Communications Commission.
2001-01-25: Sydney 2GB hires staff from Australian Broadcasting Corporation to go up-market.
2001-01-25: Measurecast Internet audio ratings show total listeners up but time down in many cases.
2001-01-25: UK Capital Radio shares drop as it reports revenues up but voices caution about future growth of UK radio in short term.
2001-01-26: Austereo float price forecast as likely to be around bottom of institutional book range.
2001-01-26: Flood Tribunal into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence hears more from Century Radio co-founder James Stafford.
2001-01-26: Nepalese Parliamentary Committee orders government to end ban on private radio stations carrying their own news.
2001-01-27: Deaths of Toronto and Boston radio hosts.
2001-01-27: New US Federal Communications Commission chairman Powell appoints his Chief of Staff and FCC transition team.
2001-01-27: UK Virgin Radio cuts teen pop in favour of classic rock and pop.
2001-01-28: US mobile spectrum auction raises nearly $19 billion but French auction has problems after two of the four bidders withdraw.
2001-01-28:BroadcastAmerica.com reaches court approved settlement under which BA Funding takes over is US streaming contracts.
2001-01-28: Licence news this week.
2001-01-29: US broadcasters go to law to avoid paying extra Internet royalties for streaming stations' normal broadcasts on Internet.
2001-01-29: Look at week's radio columns.
2001-01-30: Matsushita/ Panasonic agree receiver production deal with XM Satellite Radio.
2001-01-30: BBC Radio veteran Phil Harding to take over as director of English networks and news for BBC World Service.
2001-01-30: StreamAudio to organize and pay for digital recording rights for its affiliated stations.
2001-01-31: Look at swathe of radio station changes in Chicago.
2001-01-31: New South Wales Supreme Court hears how Sydney radio star John Laws went straight to the top over road changes that delayed his journey home.
2001-01-31: WILD-AM in Boston in dispute over firing after aggressive interview with the Mayor/update on Pacifica dispute at WBAI-FM, New York.
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