2001 Q4 Archive
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2001-12-01: Look at week's US radio business deals.
2001-12-01: New chairman for Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
2001-12-01: UK Talk Show host (and convicted criminal) Oliver North to be first radio host to broadcast from Afghanistan.
2001-12-01: Chicago shock jock Erich "Mancow" Muller sued by Cicero, Illinois, mayor.
2001-12-02: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation technicians threaten to stop work on Monday if no new deal is agreed/ more Corus job cuts in Canada.
2001-12-02: UK Opposition party talks of privatizing BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 channels if returned to office.
2001-12-02: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-12-03: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-12-04: Radio station in Kunduz, Afghanistan, switches seamlessly from Taliban format to supporting Northern Alliance and adding music to its output.
2001-12-04: iBiquity digital radio takes another step forward with approval from US National Radio Systems Committee and Geneva-bases International Telecommunications Union.
2001-12-05: MeasureCast reports another fall in Internet listening.
2001-12-05: Major staff cuts expected at company to be formed from merger of Rivals.net and Live 365.
2001-12-05: UK Radio Authority announces automatic renewal of 16 UK local licences.
2001-12-05: Cautious optimism over radio next year expressed at US media conference/more deals.
2001-12-06: TEAMTalk Media completes purchase of 80% stake in Atlantic 252.
2001-12-06: Major shuffle gives Kansas City a new station.
2001-12-06: Latest Australian ratings show Nova FM on a roll in Sydney.
2001-12-07: Canadian watchdog rules against Ottawa Xfm over broadcast of songs containing explicit lyrics.
2001-12-07: Spanish Broadcasting System figures better than expected but still down almost everywhere.
2001-12-07: Sydney DJ Ron E Sparks fired after row over smoking in studio.
2001-12-07: More US satellite radio developments.
2001-12-08: Class action suit filed against Regent and its IPO underwriters.
2001-12-08: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation technicians go on strike.
2001-12-08: US Pacifica radio row appears to be reviving.
2001-12-09: Regent closes on USD40 million Louisiana deal.
2001-12-09: CBC Radio regional programming hit by technicians dispute.
2001-12-09: Look at past week's licence news. 2001-12-10: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-12-11: Latest MeasureCast monthly report shows Internet listening continues to be mainly an at-work habit.
2001-12-11: New York "Radio Chick" joins Clear Channel classic rock station.
2001-12-11: UK Chrysalis announces digital expansion and various appointments.
2001-12-11: US radio broadcasters and recording industry reported to have reached agreement over payments for streaming signals on Internet.
2001-12-12: Latest MeasureCast weekly report shows Internet listening up by a third in week following US Thanksgiving Holiday.
2001-12-12: Radio yet again escapes censure in latest British broadcasting watchdog's report.
2001-12-12: Responses filed to various allegations and petitions involving US giant Clear Channel.
2001-12-12: Transatlantic radio a century old today.
2001-12-13: US Federal Communications Commission votes for new Equal Employment Opportunities proposal.
2001-12-13: Technicians successfully re-create Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal but plans for Canadian live radio show to celebrate 100th anniversary is hit by technicians strike.
2001-12-13: Mapleton to add sixth FM to its Monterey, California, cluster.
2001-12-14: Report says European radio commercially undeveloped compared to US/Radar survey says radio does better amongst more prosperous families.
2001-12-14: Pacifica Foundation agrees settlement of law suit against board.
2001-12-15: Gloomy US figures from Duncan's American Radio but strong results from Astral Media in Canada.
2001-12-15: English DJ Chris Evans sues former employers for nearly GBP9 million.
2001-12-16: Look at past week's licence news.
2001-12-17: Sydney community radio groups in court after one group refuses membership to members of the other.
2001-12-17: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-12-18: Irish regulator receives 71 "expressions of interest" in licences in first phase of its local licence re-advertisement process.
2001-12-18: More controversy over Voice of America interviewing those "sponsoring" terrorism.
2001-12-18: UK radio audience company to look at using audience metering methods/Arbitron may drop diaries for Portable People Meter in Philadelphia.
2001-12-19: GrooveRadio says it will be back next year.
2001-12-19: Latest MeasureCast ratings show new record in Internet listening.
2001-12-19: Radio Advertising Bureau figures show US national advertising revenues continue to under perform local ones.
2001-12-19: Hispanic Broadcasting pays USD58 million for San Jose FM.
2001-12-20: Radio Mirchi launches second of its stations in Ahmedebad, India.
2001-12-20: US Federal Communications Commission reduces one fine from USD150000 to USD2500 and foregoes fine of USD1000 on pirate operator.
2001-12-20: US Satellite radio shares soar following positive analysts reports.
2001-12-21: UK soccer and DJ moves/ SMG cuts final tie with Chris Evans.
2001-12-21: UK and US radio deals.
2001-12-22: US radio website conglomerate LMIV (Local Media Internet Venture) cuts 15 staff but plans six fold increase in number of sites.
2001-12-22: Canada's CHUM says it will stick with its sports radio network TEAM despite low ratings so far.
2001-12-22: US to spend USD19 million on Radio Free Afghanistan.
2001-12-22: Doctors say Rush Limbaugh's cochlear implant operation was successful.
2001-12-23: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reaches tentative agreement on new contract that could end technicians strike.
2001-12-23: Canadian Competition Bureau moves to block Astral Media purchase of ten Quebec stations from Telemedia.
2001-12-23: Look at licence news of the past week.
2001-12-24: Misdirected e-mail leads to own goal at BBC sports.
2001-12-24: Look at print comment on radio over the past week.
2001-12-25: Spread of commercial FM leads to boom in receiver sales in India.
2001-12-25: UK Radio 4 shipping forecast to lose sea area Finisterre in February when it is renamed Fitzroy.
2001-12-26: US radio sportscaster Dick Schaap dies.
2001-12-26: Entercom to spend USD180 million to acquire Tribune Company's three Denver stations.
2001-12-27: New York Yankees move from WABC-AM to WCBS-AM after 21 years.
2001-12-27: Federal aid of USD8 million proffered towards rebuilding of New York transmission towers/Chicago college station loses its tower.
2001-12-28: US religious broadcaster Salem completes USD150 million notes swap.
2001-12-28: Sirius Satellite Shares rise.
2001-12-29: US traffic reporting nears normal after aviation restrictions lifted in US apart from Boston, New York and Washington, DC.
2001-12-30: Look at licence news of past week.
2001-12-31: Last ditch appeal made to Irish Minister to prevent TeamTalk taking over Atlantic 252.
2001-12-31: Our weekly pick of print media reports on radio.
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2001-11-01: Latest Australian ratings show news and talk boosted by September 11 events.
2001-11-01: US radio station total tops 13000.
2001-11-01: Measurecast figures show Internet audience now more than tripled over the year.
2001-11-01: Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director ousted.
2001-11-01: Latest BBC Complaints bulletin sees radio let off fairly lightly.
2001-11-03: More job losses and potential losses as downturn continues to hit media.
2001-11-02: BBC forced to admit plans to replace veteran DJ Jimmy Young after potential replacement Nicky Campbell turns down the job.
2001-11-03: Former Pacifica Radio executive director Bessie Wash says she was asked to leave.
2001-11-03: US Congress Committee unanimously votes for Radio Free Afghanistan plan.
2001-11-03: BBC to combine government funded World Service Radio and commercial World Service TV.
2001-11-03: More US third quarter results and radio deals.
2001-11-04: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-11-04: More US third quarter results and radio deals.
2001-11-05: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-11-06: Connemara Community Radio opens studio on Inishbofin Island.
2001-11-06: UK radio row over future of BBC Radio DJ Jimmy Young continues.
2001-11-06: US Pacifica Radio conflict may be drawing to a close.
2001-11-06: Q3 radio results and radio deals including record Q3 for Salem and another Wireless group sale in the UK.
2001-11-07: Jazz FM stays at top as Measurecast reports another leap in Internet listening.
2001-11-07: Future looking more secure for veteran BBC DJ Jimmy Young.
2001-11-07: Radio One Inc reports strong third quarter/other results and deals in US.
2001-11-08: Causes for concern about news plans of public station to take over John Hopkins University's WJHU-FM.
2001-11-08: Radio escapes censure in latest report from UK Broadcasting Standards watchdog.
2001-11-08: US Congress votes for Radio Free Afghanistan.
2001-11-08: Kentucky-based Regent Communications exceeds its forecasts in third quarter.
2001-11-09: US Federal Communications Commission announces review of its ownership regulations.
2001-11-09: Appeal by British Broadcasting Corporation turns up more than 100 radio and TV programmes for its archives, including 1931 radio drama.
2001-11-09: As US radio advertising falls again/Clear Channel, Cumulus and Entravision report third quarter figures.
2001-11-09: In contrast to general industry gloom Austereo reports profits up and prospects strong.
2001-11-10: New York Public station WNYC, whose transmitters were destroyed on September 11, raises record USD million plus in pledge drive.
2001-11-10: More US results -Unica Q3 and Disney full year.
2001-11-10: Flood Tribunal into setting up of Ireland's first national commercial radio station told bribery allegations against then minister for communications have in effect been withdrawn.
2001-11-10: Pacifica Radio law suits settlement seems to be at risk/San Francisco KQED President resigns.
2001-11-10: Sirius Satellite Radio announces conference call about commercial launch but is hit by more class action law suits/ rival XM ploughs ahead with rollouts.
2001-11-11: Arbitron October webcasts show another jump in Internet listening.
2001-11-11: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-11-12: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-11-13: Latest MeasureCast monthly ratings show major leap in listening and some intriguing differences from Arbitron figures.
2001-11-13: Sixteen Indian companies now have licences to operate privatized FM stations.
2001-11-13: UK Guardian report gives idea of costs of replacing analogue radio receivers in switch to digital.
2001-11-13: XM satellite service now nationwide in US.
2001-11-14: Australian Broadcasting Corporation appoints interim managing director as Jonathon Shier departs early.
2001-11-14: Two classical music stations in MeasureCast top five.
2001-11-14: Former BBC radio programme editor Julian Holland dies.
2001-11-14: More results including EMAP in UK, Cox and Jones in US.
2001-11-15: US Federal Communications Commission cancels USD4000 fine on Infinity.
2001-11-15: Scottish Radio Holdings turnover up but profits down/ to take full control of Ireland's Today FM
2001-11-15: Sirius Satellite Radio announces launch plans/Satellite Radio Companies' shares rise.
2001-11-16: US Federal Communications Commission forms new Homelands Security Council.
2001-11-16: More results including UK Capital and US Big City and Sirius.
2001-11-16: Sale of transmission business bought from BBC World Service makes millionaires of a number of former BBC employees.
2001-11-17: Howard Stern Radio Show ends its television run.
2001-11-17: 22 Ramadan radio station licences issued in Britain.
2001-11-17: Clear Channel buying Ohio agri-radio network/Emmis cuts pay but gives stock instead.
2001-11-18: Senate majority aide Jonathan Adelstein looks set to be new Democrat US Federal Communications Commissioner.
2001-11-18: BBC Director General says staff will not be allowed to criticize Corporation publicly in future.
2001-11-18: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-11-19: US Pacifica Radio reaches agreement with dissidents on new board to carry out restructuring.
2001-11-19: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-11-20: Conservative US talk host Rush Limbaugh now totally deaf but hopes surgical implants will allow him to hear again early next year.
2001-11-20: GWR reported to be considering sale of its European operations and interests in London news and talk stations.
2001-11-20: Cumulus shares up again after USD 300 million- plus deals including USD200million-plus acquisition of Aurora Communications.
2001-11-21: Australian High Court rejects call for judicial review into radio plan for Gosford in New South Wales.
2001-11-21: Latest MeasureCast Internet radio ratings.
2001-11-21: Profits slump 70% at UK GWR radio group.
2001-11-22: David H Fiske appointed Director of Media Operations for US Federal Communication Commission.
2001-11-22: British reggae disc jockey dies after being shot in London suburb.
2001-11-22: Regent Communications raises USD5 million through private stock placing.
2001-11-22: Canadian broadcasters join together in Internet radio broadcast operation.
2001-11-23: Police say BBC disc jockey was shot dead a few hours after he and Jamaican recording artist "Elephant Man" were robbet by armed men.
2001-11-23: UK Chrysalis group plunges into red because of New Media losses but reports strong performance from radio division.
2001-11-23: Canadian company develops switchboard which can use voice-prints to hang up on regular and unwanted talk-show callers.
2001-11-24: Salon story suggests may be playing "Shell game" in Ohio where a carpet dealer has filed a petition to bar it from purchasing WKKJ-FM Chillicothe.
2001-11-24: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission chairperson sounds upbeat note about radio in address concerning Canadian Broadcasting Industry.
2001-11-25: News helicopters back in air in some parts of US.
2001-11-25: Lyric FM journalists complain that regional stations are being singled out for cuts by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ.
2001-11-25: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-11-26: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-11-27: New commercial FM licence for Perth, Australia, is advertised.
2001-11-27: UK government hedges its bets on media deregulation in consultation paper but says it is to retain bar on on-European control of media organizations.
2001-11-27: Howard Stern now off the air in Canada.
2001-11-28: News flights back in operation over US capital but station's own helicopters remain grounded in US.
2001-11-28: Trial date in wild boar castration and slaying case set for February 11.
2001-11-28: New Sirius CEO appointed; has to face five class action lawsuits.
2001-11-28: All party support against Irish state broadcaster cutbacks/possible strikes at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
2001-11-29: Internet listeners already tuning into Christmas tunes according to latest Measurecast ratings report.
2001-11-29: UK Chrysalis group, whose broadcasting profits were wiped out by New Media losses, folds Internet activities into a new company and limits any future losses.
2001-11-29: Irish group opposes sale of Atlantic 252 long wave station, which it says should be used as national frequency.
2001-11-30: Illinois to ban non-compete clauses after vote to override gubernatorial veto.
2001-11-30: BBC Radio 4 flagship Today show presenter Sue MacGregor to retire after 18 years with the show and more than 30 with the BBC.
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2001-10-01: Arbitron study says women like favourite music on radio but major turn-offs are too many advertisements, bad language, and many contests
2001-10-01: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-10-02: US ban on news helicopters following Sept 11 attacks hits radio traffic services.
2001-10-02: Sky News signs radio news deal with 30 stations, dealing blow to leading British commercial radio news provider, IRN.
2001-10-02: Washington DC WZZ-FM cuts back on commercial load following Arbitron report citing long commercial breaks as a major tune out factor.
2001-10-02: Events after September 11 provide boost to BBC World Service and Monitoring services.
2001-10-03: Measurecast reports yet another record week for Internet listening.
2001-10-03: UK Jazz FM reports first-ever profit/Tindle Radio on acquisition trail.
2001-10-03: "Mancow" Muller signs up again with Emmis/Dick Gordon makes his official debut as host of The Connection.
2001-10-04: US talk host Dr Laura to change format for day and run phone-in with Islamic law expert following September 11 attacks.
2001-10-04: Sirius Satellite Radio says its service will be launched by years end.
2001-10-04: BBC Radio Five, which sacked him four years ago, rehires Danny Baker.
2001-10-04: More estimates from US broadcasters of cost to them of September 11 attacks.
2001-10-05: US radio giant Clear Channel denies claims that it abused its dominance to coerce entertainers to deal with its concert promoting division.
2001-10-05: UK GWR Group reported in talks with bankers about its debts.
2001-10-05: US Federal Communications Commission orders stations of convicted child molester off the air after denying appeal.
2001-10-06: UK Radio Authority may limit automation hours at British commercial radio stations.
2001-10-06: More US radio deals and lowered earnings estimates.
2001-10-06: Ottawa, Canada, to get four more FM stations.
2001-10-07: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-10-08: Irish regulator expected to ease media ownership regulations today.
2001-10-08: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-10-09: US Radio giant Clear Channel bids USD800 million to take over The Ackerley Group.
2001-10-05: Voice of America further expands Afghan language broadcasts
2001-10-10: Latest Measurecast ratings show listening up 11% last week in September to take its index to 2.65 times level at start of the year.
2001-10-10: XM to pay usual third quarter dividend/ class law suit launched against Sirius.
2001-10-10: Regent Communications lowers third quarter estimates.
2001-10-10: Top rated conservative US talk show host Rush Limbaugh says on air he is virtually deaf.
2001-10-11: BBC Radio 4 announcer Laurie Macmillan dies of cancer after 30 years with the Corporation.
2001-10-11: Sydney host Alan Jones gets his facts wrong as he airs his political bias.
2001-10-11: More media slowdowns on both sides of Atlantic.
2001-10-12: Grim August figures from US Radio Advertising Bureau.
2001-10-12: UK to get third national radio sports station.
2001-10-12: Rush Limbaugh to try drug treatment for hearing problems two months/ says he will soldier on.
2001-10-13: Measurecast September ratings show more terrestrial broadcasters in top ranks
2001-10-13: Changes in US radio market rankings as Arbitron takes 2000 census into its figures.
2001-10-13: US National Public Radio picks up Motley Fool financial radio show.
2001-10-13: BBC World Service looks for more funding to cover "War on Terrorism"/ puts special service on digital satellite for UK listeners
2001-10-14: Arbitron study in Los Angeles and New York shows increased radio listening in week of and after September 11 attack except for New York over-65s who listened less the week after.
2001-10-14: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-10-15: BBC involved in controversy over calls to censor Bin Laden tapes.
2001-10-15: Look at newspaper comment of past week relating to "War against Terrorism"
2001-10-16: Infinity Broadcasting dumps SVP John Gehron as "economy measure".
2001-10-16: US and European radio deals.
2001-10-16: British Government to leave decisions on broadcasting of bin Laden and al Qaida taps to the broadcasters.
2001-10-17: Irish regulator seeks expressions of interest in radio services, including suggestions for new services, in advance of re-advertisement of existing licences.
2001-10-17: Latest MeasureCast figures show Internet listening has nearly tripled so far this year.
2001-10-17: Co-founder David Margolese steps down as Sirius Satellite Radio CEO and company admits it will not meet December launch date/ FCC amends its temporary terrestrial repeater permissions for Sirius and XM.
2001-10-18: News and local radio do well in first Australian Broadcasting Corporation quarterly audience review.
2001-10-18: Radio Canada International to increase broadcasts to Middle East.
2001-10-18: Sirius Satellite Radio downrated, XM booster by former's commercial launch delays. XM rolls out in more of \South West US today.
2001-10-19: French government lowers up front payments for third generation mobile licences.
2001-10-19: Oldest Catholic diocesan university in US orders campus radio station to drop heavy metal and rock format.
2001-10-19: Ireland to ease broadcasting ownership restrictions.
2001-10-19: Kagan Radio summit told US radio could have lost USD1 billion in revenues as result of attacks/Arbitron results.
2001-10-20: New York public radio station WNYC-FM hard hit by September 11 attacks.
2001-10-20: US flies specially equipped plane above Afghanistan carrying propaganda broadcasts.
2001-10-20: More US radio business including major Internet radio collapses.
2001-10-21: ClickRadio latest US Internet radio collapses.
2001-10-21: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.2001-10-21: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-10-22: Radio Free Europe considers expansion to Radio Free Afghanistan service.
2001-10-23: Former Sirius Satellite Radio CEO to get USD 4.5 million pay off, share option extension and USD200000 a year "fee" at board's discretion.
2001-10-23: BBC says Alistair Cooke's "Letter from America" will continue but is silent on future of veteran DJ Jimmy Young.
2001-10-23: Because of anthrax scare, US broadcasters ask for temporary waiver of need to keep complete public inspection file.
2001-10-24: British DJ Sara Cox consults lawyers after paper published pictures of her naked on beach with husband during honeymoon.
2001-10-24: Latest Measurecast and Arbitron Internet radio ratings.
2001-10-24: New East Midlands regional licence to be advertised in UK.
2001-10-24: Today FM continues its audience growth in latest Irish ratings.
2001-10-25: US Federal Communications Commission looks set for possible clashes over ownership regulations.
2001-10-25: UK Chrysalis signs up again for MTV Europe Music Awards.
2001-10-25: More US deals and job losses in UK radio and US Internet companies.
2001-10-26: Scottish Media Group to axe 95 jobs.
2001-10-26: Latest UK radio ratings/host departure fails to dent audiences for The Connection in Boston and on Virgin Breakfast show in UK.
2001-10-26: Christian station attracts most complaints in latest UK Radio Authority bulletin.
2001-10-27: Supporters of pro-Israeli group withdraw sponsorship of US public radio station because of its Middle East reporting.
2001-10-27: Capital Radio to buy London Choice FM stations.
2001-10-27: US broadcasters granted waiver over requirements to keep complete public inspection records because of anthrax scare but news flights still grounded.
2001-10-28: Pacifica Foundation executive director Bessie Wash departs/ organization to go to to arbitration in various disputes.
2001-10-28: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-10-29: Look at newspaper comment on radio of past week.
2001-10-30: Question of long time BBC DJ's future brought up in British Parliament.
2001-10-30: US radio company breaches lending covenants due to poor financial performance/ more radio deals.
2001-10-30: UK Guardian reports on jump in pirate radio stations.
2001-10-30: US Federal Communications Commission sets up working group on media ownership.
2001-10-31: US Afghan broadcasts now carry instructions on how to tell food parcels from cluster bombs, which are the same colour.
.2001-10-31: MeasureCast raises second round finance/announces tie-up with Nielsen NetRatings.
2001-10-31: More USQ3 results including the first income for XM Satellite Radio.
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