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2002-03-01: BBC to make a week of its long-running radio soap, The Archers, available on-demand on the Internet.
2002-03-01: Florida jury acquits Bubba the Love Sponge and fellow defendants on animal cruelty charges for castration and killing of a wild boar.
2002-03-02: Richard Madden, Vice-President of US Corporation for Public Broadcasting dies aged 56.
2002-03-02: Bush administration reported ready to fund FM transmitter for Iraqi opposition as it steps up broadcasting propaganda expenditure.
2002-03-02: UK Radio Authority chairman says new UK Communications Bill likely to be published on April 26/ praises new access radio stations in Britain.
2002-03-02: British broadcasting watchdog upholds only one complaints against radio in February bulletin
2002-03-02: Regent Communications joins ranks of US radio companies with acquisition-fuelled higher revenues for 2001 but also higher losses and also lower revenues in final quarter.
2002-03-03: CHUM radio sports network drops Toronto Jays contract early and rival The Fan, like the Jays owned by Rogers, picks it up.
2002-03-03: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of past week.
2002-03-04: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-03-05: US Federal Communications commission red-flags putative Clear Channel Georgia deal on ownership concentration grounds.
2002-03-05: Battle for Sydney breakfast talk audience begins with Alan Jones claiming victory at 2GB over his successor at 2UE, where he was formerly top ranked breakfast host.
2002-03-06: Internet listening down again according to MeasureCast.
2002-03-06: Saga Communications 2001 results.
2002-03-06: WorldAudio announces plans to go public and set up Australian AM network..
2002-03-06: US National Association of Broadcasters vociferous about XM Satellite Radio patent that would allow it to provide local programming and advertising using its terrestrial repeater network/ XM says it has no intention of being other than national satellite broadcaster.
2002-03-07: Report commissioned by British Broadcasters and Regulators shows more than 90% of Britons believe children should have inviolable right to privacy.
2002-03-07: US radio deals including sale of Florida FM for USD70 million.
2002-03-07: UK Jazz FM turnover up but digital costs turn final half-year profit in 2000 to loss in 2001.
2002-03-07: Top-rated Chicago WBBM-AM morning co-host Felicia Middlebrooks in dispute over rate for new contract.
2002-03-08: Salem Communications reports strong same station performance but roll-out of Fish format holds down overall cash flow.
2002-03-08: Austereo beats forecasts for first half of its financial year but says early results this year are below.
2002-03-08: UK Virgin fires DJ Jon Holmes after sting in which he went into hospital mental ward.
2002-03-09: Cumulus Media co-founder Richard Weening leaves board but retains shares controlling nearly a third of company votes.
2002-03-09: WNYC to resume separate AM and FM output in April and drop around five hours a day of classical music from its FM output.
2002-03-09: Arbitron signs up more stations for its Portable People Meter trials in Philadelphia area.
2002-03-10: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-03-11: DMG tries fewer adverts means more revenue policy in Australia.
2002-03-11: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-03-11: Two new national radio channels launch in Britain.
2002-03-12: Amidst more than usual shuffling Jazz FM ousts Virgin from top spot in MeasureCast February station Internet rankings but Warp Radio holds on to top network spot.
2002-03-12: Austereo in tie up with RG Capital.
2002-03-12: Scottish Media Group delays issuing results amidst rumours of last minute renegotiation of banking covenants.
2002-03-13: Latest MeasureCast Internet weekly ratings/Arbitron February web cast ratings.
2002-03-13: UK Financial Times reports on hopes of movement in UK digital radio take-up.
2002-03-13: Radio Unica joins ranks of companies with higher revenues but greater losses.
2002-03-13: FCC says by end of month it will clear backlog of mail decontaminated after anthrax scare.
2002-03-14: Arbitron starts to move RADAR ratings away from telephone surveys to diary system but increases sample size.
2002-03-14: Radio Australia launches 13-part "Time to Talk" series on governance in the Pacific region.
2002-03-14: Racing driver Eddie Irvine wins case against UK TalkSport over its use of doctored photograph of him in an advertising leaflet.
2002-03-14: US National Public Radio in the firing line after complaints about an anthrax report and speaking tour by Jerusalem-based correspondent which was to have been paid for by pro-Israeli group.
2002-03-15: MediaAmazing drops free streams in response to weak advertising environment and proposed royalty charges for streaming music/ US radio companies lodge appeal against proposed charges which they say are more than three times what they should be.
2002-03-15: WBBM-AM, Chicago, parts company with longtime morning co-anchor Felicia Middlebrooks after disagreement over pay for new contract.
2002-03-15: Fox TV personality Bill O'Reilly to make syndicated radio show debut on May 8.
2002-03-15: More bullish news on prospects for radio from UK and US.
2002-03-16: US takes step further towards developing Middle East Radio Network (MERN) with agreements for transmitters in Gulf states.
2002-03-16: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in submission to Parliament stresses its value in building national sense of identity.
2002-03-16: Scottish Media Group reaches tentative agreements with its lenders to carry it through to June 2003.
2002-03-16: US National Association of Broadcasters continues to press for formal restrictions on satellite radio terrestrial repeaters.
2002-03-17: Former Chicago WBBM-AM morning co-anchor Felicia Middlebrooks says she has "no regrets" over cutting tis with the station.
2002-03-17: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-03-18: Viacom names John Sykes, head of its VH1 TV operation, to succeed Farid Suleman as CEO of Infinity Radio.
2002-03-18: Pacifica Radio Network to move headquarters back to Berkeley, California.
2002-03-18: Chicago Sun-Times reports that Rev Jesse Jackson has brokered agreement for Felicia Middlebrooks to remain as morning co-anchor for WBBM-AM, Chicago.
2002-03-18: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-03-19: US National Public Radio airing celebration of the "Golden Years" of Yiddish radio in the US.
2002-03-19: BBC stages gala concert to mark 60 years of Radio 4 "Desert Island Discs" programme.
2002-03-19: Australian Broadcasting Authority annual conference to concentrate on impact of digital technology.
2002-03-19: Citadel Communications founder Larry Wilson leaves company which was sold to Forstmann Little last year.
2002-03-20: Virgin Radio moves to top station/Clear Channel remains top network in latest MasureCast Internet ratings.
2002-03-20: 2002 Sony Award nominations announced -BBC channels or programmes are sole finalists in six sections including Station of the Year.
2002-03-20: XM shares drop 13% after auditors express doubts about its ability to continue trading without additional finance.
2002-03-20: UK Radio Authority issues GBP75,000 fine on Virgin Radio, equaling the stations UK record fine of the same amount two years ago.
2002-03-21: US ends aerial radio propaganda broadcasts over Afghanistan.
2002-03-21: Interep fourth quarter revenues 26% down and EBITDA down 91%.
2002-03-21: UK Capital Radio says advertising likely to remain depressed for rest of this year.
2002-03-21: US Federal Communications Commission clears four of five in backlog of red-flagged deals/ sets fifth for a hearing.
2002-03-22: US Minority Media and Telecommunications Council suggests new non-entertainment stations that would share spectrum of an existing entertainment channel to ease diminishing diversity of ownership and viewpoint in US radio.
2002-03-22: Beasley Broadcasting closes New Orleans stations sale, arranges new loan covenants with its banks.
2002-03-22: UK test of Swiss RadioControl audience measuring system shows most stations gain greater reach with news and talk in particular gaining from popular music stations.
2002-03-22: US Federal Communications Commission fines Emmis USD21,000 for three indecency offences relating to Mancow Morning Madhouse show.
2002-03-23: Nashville Public Radio turns to bond market to fund purchase of WSNG-AM.
2002-03-23: Rival UK radio executives criticizes release by Wireless Group of RadioControl audience measurements without consultation.
2002-03-23: Clear Channel SEC filing shows it spent more than USD1 billion on acquisitions in 2001 and some USD660 million on capital improvements.
2002-03-24: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-03-25: New York Times report says placement of tooth whitener adverts may have more effect on US Country radio than the music itself.
2002-03-25: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-03-26: Two radio deals in Arizona.
2002-03-26: Australian Broadcasting Corporation launches drive to promote its Radio National channel.
2002-03-26: Winter 2002 RADAR reports show more than three quarters of Americans listening to network radio, more than 90% in households with incomes of USD70,000 or more.
2002-03-28: Sirius Satellite Radio advances rollout as net loss widens.
2002-03-28: Canadian watchdog rules against station that staged naked man stunt/ US Federal Communications Commission denies review of USD15,000 fine on Arizona station.
2002-03-28: Ups and downs in radio results/ more stock and share issues and repurchases.
2002-03-27: Latest MeasureCast ratings show another rise in Internet listening.
2002-03-27: Australian ratings show Austereo holding off threat from newcomer Nova in Sydney but losing fight in Melbourne where Nova is not top ranked; In talk stakes Sydney 2GB moves up on 2UE.
2002-03-27: Arbitron joins fray over streaming fees- saying letter to Congress that proposed fees should be dropped and five-year fees moratorium introduced.
2002-03-29: Local revenue focus boosts Scottish Radio Holdings according to update statement.
2002-03-29: More auto deals for US satellite radio companies.
2002-03-29: UK and US radio industry organizations defend deregulation and attack regulators for interference.
2002-03-29: US judge halts revocations of Family Broadcasting's station licences in the US Virgin Island and orders hearings into case.
2002-03-30: Former Miami host sentenced to probation, house arrest, community service and ordered to pay restitution for paying kickbacks to keep broadcasting contract.
2002-03-30: Two UK radio companies go under.
2002-03-30: Look at US business deals including Cumulus completion of major takeovers and refinancing.
2002-03-31: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
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2002-02-01 Cash-strapped satellite radio pioneer WorldSpace donates receivers to US forces overseas.
2002-02-01 Virgin host Steve Penk leaves company/poor ratings add to woes of owner, Scottish Media Group.
2002-02-01 Look at radio business deals and results over past week.
2002-02-01 Latest UK audience figures show radio a healthy medium but BBC increases its dominance over commercial radio.
2002-02-02 : Former John Hopkins University station WJHU-FM now sold and broadcasting as WYPR
2002-02-02 : Radio escapes lightly in latest reports from British Broadcasting Standards Commission and BBC Complaints Unit.
2002-02-02 : Top rated Sydney breakfast host Alan Jones reported on verge of rejecting final offer from 2UE.
2002-02-03 : British music and media company Channelfly to sell of its student radio arm to Campus Media.
2002-02-03: Look at licence news and issues of the past week.
2002-02-04: US Federal Communications Commission expects final report on discovery of anthrax traces at its mail facility.
2002-02-04: Our weekly pick of print media reports on radio.
2002-02-05: UK Guardian looks at changes in UK sports radio with advent of TEAMtalk/TalkSport tests new radio meter.
2002-02-05: US Pacifica Radio Network new board brings back fired staff but has major debt crisis.
2002-02-05: Capital Radio teams up with Disney to launch children's channel on UK digital radio/more UK digital developments.
2002-02-06: Latest MeasureCast ratings show few changes but drop in listening due to Martin Luther King Day holiday.
2002-02-06: Anthrax traces at US federal Communications Commission facility said to be due to cross contamination.
2002-02-06: 15 applications put in for new UK East Midlands licence.
2002-02-06: President Bush proposes USD33 million increase to USD278 million in 2003 Federal Communications Commission budget.
2002-02-07: New York Public Station WNYC reported to be considering more news, less classical music.
2002-02-07: UK Virgin radio hires PR firm to boost is flagging breakfast show.
2002-02-07: Entercom 2001 figures down on 2000 but still its second best ever.
2002-02-07: Nearly half of Australian regional radio stations output is syndicated or from network according to report.
2002-02-07: US Federal Communications Commission starts hearings to revoke licences of Alaskan broadcaster Peninsula Communications.
2002-02-08: Voice of America reporter who gained exclusive Taliban leader interview is moved to "useless job."
2002-02-08: UK Radio Authority latest review highlights issue of automation/shows fewer complaints against British commercial radio in 2001 than in 2000.
2002-02-08: Top rated Sydney breakfast host Alan Jones jumps ship from 2UE to 2GB.
2002-02-09: Court date for Bubba the Love Sponge on animal cruelty charges put back until end of February.
2002-02-09: UK GWR reported to be involved in major overhaul of its regional newsrooms.
2002-02-09: US Radio Advertising Bureau releases figures for 2001/ US radio business of past week.
2002-02-09: Alaskan jury awards USD150,000 punitive damages against Westwood One for destroying show tape wanted in evidence.
2002-02-10: US regulator's report shows steep increase in indecency complaints/ pressures mount on broadcasters.
2002-02-10: BBC host Jonathan Ross rebuked for lugging sister-in-law's restaurant on his show.
2002-02-10: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of past week
2002-02-11: Look at print cover of radio over past week.
2002-02-11: Australian radio industry report as Sydney talk radio heads for shake-up.
2002-02-12: Former Ministry of Sound media boss joins Capital Radio.
2002-02-12: US court rules against ban on involvement by former pirate operators in low-power FM.
2002-02-12: Report on UK digital radio
2002-02-13: Internet listening jumps yet again: according to MeasureCast its now five times that at start of 2001
2002-02-13: US information group Bloomberg pus in bid to buy News Direct FM from London News Radio.
2002-02-13: President Bush nominates Jonathon Adelstein as Democrat to join Federal Communications Commission.
2002-02-13: Look at US radio business as it starts week on a high as advertising gloom lifts/ Beasley and Entravision results above forecast.
2002-02-14: Australian radio leader Austereo expecting dip in ratings of its Triple-M stations in next ratings.
2002-02-14: Latest Irish ratings show independent radio sector slipping a little last year.
2002-02-14: Viacom loses USD42 million in fourth quarter/Emmis reduces debt by selling its Denver stations.
2002-02-15: Sydney talk host Alan Jones defuses row by turning down post offered by Police Minister.
2002-02-15: Internet ratings for month of January from Arbitron and MeasureCast.
2002-02-15: New Perth commercial FM licence in Australia goes to DMG/ARN joint venture for AUD25 million.
2002-02-15: Sirius finally starts to launch its satellite radio service, three month after rival XM want nationwide in US.
2002-02-16: Christian group seems to have more problems getting Irish licence than raising people from the dead!
2002-02-16: Complaints against Australian radio down last year but only because of ending of "cash-for-comment" plethora of complaints.
2002-02-16: Westwood One income drops but it manages record free cash flow in final quarter of 2001.
2002-02-17: UK Capital Radio and UBC Media to cooperate in national data network using their digital licences.
2002-02-17: US Pacifica Radio, under severe financial pressures, closes down its network news department.
2002-02-17: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of past week.
2002-02-18: Flood Tribunal report on payments for former Irish Communications Minister now not due out until after country's general election.
2002-02-18: Iowa looks set to be next US state to introduce law banning non-compete clauses.
2002-02-18: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-02-19: Former Australian Broadcasting Corporation Managing Director gets AUD One million pay-off after leaving less than half-way through his contract.
2002-02-19: Fisher Communications broadcasting revenues down nearly a third in final quarter of 2001.
2002-02-19: UK Virgin Radio managing director says it will take six months to get over effects of dismissla of former Breakfast DJ, Chris Evans.
2002-02-19: US National Religious Broadcasters Association replaces President/CEO after less than six months in post.
2002-02-19: BBC 1 Breakfast DJ Sara Cox has to apologize on -air over bad language from guest Ali G during interview.
2002-02-20: MeasureCast reports another increase in Internet listening.
2002-02-20: UK and US radio deals.
2002-02-20:Veteran US broadcaster Howard K Smith and Canadian broadcaster Harvey Kirck die.
2002-02-20: Latest Australian ratings -DMG hit hard with new Melbourne station but Austereo fights back in Sydney.
2002-02-21: Report on first Maryland low power FM (sixth in US) now on air two years after legislation was passed in US.
2002-02-21: BBC World Service wins George Polk award for its reporting on September 11 and Afghanistan.
2002-02-21: Cumulus revenues down 11% last year, but half of this due to reduction in portfolio: same-station revenues were down 5.4%
2002-02-22: Farid Suleman to leave Viacom's Infinity and Westwood One to become CEO of Citadel and special partner at Forstmann Little, its owners.
2002-02-22: Radio One Inc and Cox both outperform US average in final 2001 results.
2002-02-22: Proposed charges and details required for streaming music likely to result in many organisations pulling out.
2002-02-23: Infinity access to Arbitron's Arbi-Trends report now over as companies continue to negotiate new deal.
2002-02-23: Daily Mail group reported to be considering deal to re-brand LBC as LBC-Metro after its free newspapers.
2002-02-23: Hispanic results for 2001.
2002-02-23: Radio groups may drop streaming in view of proposed copyright charges and record keeping required.
2002-02-24: BBC denies TV presenter Jeremy Vine has already been given Jimmy Young Radio 2 slot.
2002-02-24: San Francisco radio trade publication Gavin reported near to closure.
2002-02-24: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of past week.
2002-02-25: US sports talk host Jim Rome decides to concentrate on radio and ease up with TV work.
2002-02-25: Our pick of print media comment on radio over past week.
2002-02-26: Susquehanna radio revenues down nearly a fifth in final quarter, down a third in San Francisco.
2002-02-26: NTL sells its Australian transmission system.
2002-02-26: 2002 Golden Mike awards go to Radio One, founder Catherine Hughes and her son and current CEO,Alfred Liggins III.
2002-02-26: Arbitron study shows traffic congestion up and more listening to their radios in Los Angeles area.
2002-02-27: Good Morning Afghanistan now on Kabul radio waves.
2002-02-27: Internet listening slips back according to latest MeasureCast ratings.
2002-02-27: Two Tasmanian AM stations allocated FM frequencies for same areas.
2002-02-27: Jury selected for Florida trial of Bubba the Love Sponge (Todd Clem) on animal cruelty charges.
2002-02-27: US Federal Communications Commission seems set to toughen up enforcement of indecency cases.
2002-02-28: MeasureCast and Nielsen Media Research launch road show to promote streaming media advertising.
2002-02-28: Moscow Echo editor in chief and many journalists quit amidst fears of state controlled owner imposing controls.
2002-02-28: Sue MacGregor ends 18-year stint on flagship BBC breakfast current affairs radio show.
2002-02-28: US radio results -- Clear Channel and NextMedia.
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2002-01-01: Two BBC radio broadcasters awarded Knighthoods.
2002-01-01: Sirius and XM Satellite shares end 2001 on an upbeat note.
2002-01-01: Latest MeasureCast Internet listening reports show almost fourfold increase over 2001.
2002-01-02: Scottish Media Group, under bank pressure to reduce it debts, may have to dispose of assets.
2002-01-02: Look at some strengths of radio in profile of US National Public Radio host Terry Gross.
2002-01-02: UK Broadcasting Watchdog upholds three complaints against radio in its latest bulletin.
2002-01-03: Times of India reports on burgeoning commercial FM in a country where nearly 90% listen to radio but the medium only takes around a fortieth of the advertising revenues.
2002-01-03: More optimistic forecasts about future of US satellite radio.
2002-01-04: Another long-time US classical station dies/country and 80's formats fall back but sports, oldies and classic rock increase outlets.
2002-01-04: US satellite radio shares fall back as XM is downgraded by analyst and Sirius announces new share issue.
2002-01-05: UK newspaper reports that TV morning presenter is bidding for Sir Jimmy Young's morning slot on BBC Radio 2.
2002-01-05: Long time New York radio host Casper Citron dies aged 82.
2002-01-05: Look at radio business deals of past week.
2002-01-06: College station at oldest US Catholic University introduces new format after authorities barred its old heavy metal format.
2002-01-06: US Culture Family Institute issues report criticising enforcement of broadcast indecency rules.
2002-01-06: Look at licence news of past week.
2002-01-07: Protests mount at suggestion that WSM-AM may drop country format for sports after 76 years.
2002-01-07: Our weekly pick of print articles concerning radio and radio personalities.
2002-01-08: Dutch student who won tropical island as "ultimate radio quiz prize" decides she doesn't want it after all.
2002-01-08: Forrest Boyd, former Mutual Broadcasting White House correspondent, dies aged 80.
2002-01-08: Dutch banking student who won "paradise" tropical island in radio quiz, turns it down on cost grounds.
2002-01-08: UK radio takes highest ever share of advertising pie.
2002-01-08: Sirius and XM Satellite radios launch new web sites/announce other developments at US Consumer Electronics Show.
2002-01-09: MeasureCast figures for end of 2001 show 40% drop in Christmas week and a fall for the month.
2002-01-09: Emmis Q3 figures down but company says it is still outperforming rivals.
2002-01-09: US Federal Communications Commission backs down over fine for airing of edited version of "Real Slim Shady" but upholds USD14000 indecency fines on Emmis Communications.
2002-01-10: Former US TV host Tavis Smiley makes strong start with his US National Public Radio show.
2002-01-10: Clear Channel quietly folds Worldclassrock.com and directs site visitors to stream of Denver station.
2002-01-10: US digital radio company iBiquity selects cities for rollout of US digital terrestrial audio broadcasts.
2002-01-11: US National Public Radio weekend host to step down, Minnesota Radio to cut back, but Pacifica's Democracy Now! is back on the air.
2002-01-11: BBC Radio 1 to increase capacity to handle text message feedback 60-fold as messages swamp networks and UK media.
2002-01-11: Radio-Television News Directors Association to consider merging its annual show with that of US National Association of Broadcasters.
2002-01-11: Disney says its owned and operated ABC radio stations will keep tapes of its broadcasts for two months, winning praise from Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.
2002-01-12: Look at US radio deals of past week.
2002-01-12: Arbitron December webcast ratings show four Canadian newcomers in top 25.
2002-01-12: RTNDA and NAB to hold 2002 conventions together in Los Angeles.
2002-01-12: Former Infinity Programming SVP John Gehron, laid off last year, joins Clear Channel as Chicago Regional VP/Market manager.
2002-01-13: London radio station provides independent news to Zimbabwe where Mugabe government controls all broadcast media and had closed down local independent stations.
2002-01-13: Look at licence news and issues of the past week.
2002-01-14: Our weekly pick of print media reports on radio.
2002-01-15: USS Federal Communications Commission to hold Open meeting on 17th to review its operations.
2002-01-15: New Cork station, Red FM, goes on air January 16th
2002-01-15: Arbitron to launch final phase of its Portable People Meter ratings system in Philadelphia.
2002-01-16: Latest Measurecast ratings show listening jump after end of holiday break.
2002-01-16: Upbeat message from US Radio Advertising Bureau but November 2001 figures well down on a year before.
2002-01-16: Gaylord Entertainment to keep country format on WSM-AM but hoping to develop Grand Ole Opry show.
2002-01-16: General Motors boosts XM Satellite Radio with announcement that it will offer receivers as option in 23 of its 2003 models.
2002-01-17: Ireland's latest commercial station, Red FM, launches successfully in Cork.
2002-01-17: Seattle gets first all-Spanish station with switch of KKMO-AM from Christian Talk into Radio Sol.
2002-01-17: Veteran BBC Radio 2 DJ to step down from daily show at end of year and host new weekend programme.
2002-01-17: Australian Broadcasting Authority to auction new Perth licence on February 14.
2002-01-18: US National Association of Broadcasters records record radio membership/continues to press issues of satellite radio companies terrestrial repeaters and ownership regulation.
2002-01-18: BBC said to be trying to entice Capital FM Breakfast host Chris Tarrant to take over Jimmy Young Radio 2 weekday slot.
2002-01-18: US public broadcasters turning to bond issues to raise funds.
2002-01-19: Look at US radio deals over the past week.
2002-01-19: BBC to launch first of its five new digital radio services on February 2.
2002-01-19: South Florida sportscaster pleads guilty to paying kickbacks to ensure extension of contract with Miccosukee tribe.
2002-01-20: Look at licence news and issues of the past week.
2002-01-21: Our weekly pick of print media reports on radio.
2002-01-22: Cochlear implants said to have restored much of hearing of conservative US talk host, Rush Limbaugh.
2002-01-22: UK Jazz FM expresses interest in buying London News Radio.
2002-01-22: US radio giant Clear Channel files to be allowed to sell up to USD3 billion of securities.
2002-01-22: British radio industry launches campaign to promote digital radio.
2002-01-23: Measurecast reports another jump in Internet listening, which is now around five times that at start of 2001.
2002-01-23: Sydney 2UE lawyers told to take action over broadcasts of foul-mouthed blooper tapes by presenter Alan Jones.
2002-01-23: Poll shows BBC Radio 2 presenter Terry Wogan and Radio 4 newsreader Charlotte Green to have most attractive voices in British radio
.2002-01-24: University of Southern California, Santa Barbara, launches campaign to buy classical station KDB-FM
2002-01-24: Third London digital multiplex goes on air at midnight.
2002-01-24: California Congressmen calls for enquiry into US radio giant Clear Channel over possible anti-trust law violations.
2002-01-24: More gloomy forecasts from UK commercial radio.
2002-01-25: US all news stations have best figures for 12 years.
2002-01-25: Strong fourth quarter results for Arbitron.
2002-01-25: US radio station for ethnic minorities proposing to ban use of ethnic description "Asian"
2002-01-25: XM satellite radio has first signifcant income but higher losses in 2001 Q4 results.
2002-01-26: US government said to be secretly funding radio station that broadcasts to Zimbawe from UK.
2002-01-26: Veteran Canadian radio host Peter Gzowski dies aged 67.
2002-01-26: UK Virgin breakfast host walks out.
2002-01-26: Look at main radio business deals of the week.
2002-01-27: Chicago loses adults standards station to talk format/Clear Channel culls more staff.
2002-01-27: Look at licence news and issues of the past week/Canadian watchdog rules against broadcast of hip "rant"
2002-01-28: Public radio stations round US raise more than UISD700,000 to aid WNYC, whose transmitters were destroyed in attack on World Trade Centre.
2002-01-28: Our weekly pick of print media reports on radio.
2002-01-29: Owners of Napa Valley stations sue former general manager, his wife, and his current employers for USD32 million for reducing value of stations by enticing away staff.
2002-01-29: European charity re-equips Radio Afghanistan, to launch US style breakfast show.
2002-01-30: BBC Radio 5 presenter Nicky Campbell reported to be in dispute with his agents over fees due to them.
2002-01-30: Internet listening now up nearly fivefold on last year according to latest MeasureCast report.
2002-01-30: UK Radio Authority chair calls for changes in media cross ownership regulations.
2002-01-30: US Federal Communications Commission proposes USD14,000 indecency fine on Entercom/refuses Clear Channel appeal against USD25,000 fine.
2002-01-31: Former Clear Channel Utah host sues company, alleging sexual harassment and contract violations.
2002-01-31: Chicago talk station WVON-AM becomes first institution to win a Studs Terkel Award.
2002-01-31: Poetess/singer Sarah Jones sues US Federal Communications Commission in wake of fine on station for playing her song "Your Revolution".
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