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2008-09-01: UK media regulator Ofcom reported to ease digital radio regulations to boost co-operation amongst commercial companies on digital multiplexes.
2008-09-01: Federal Communications Commission investigates hedge fund over allegations of illegal transfer of nine radio licences.
2008-09-02: Virgin Radio loses hosts in advance of planned re-branding.
2008-09-02: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-09-03: More details revealed of plans for Absolute Radio, the new brand for UK Virgin Radio.
2008-09-03: Former Chrysalis Radio chief executive Phil Riley becomes chairman of Internet radio technology group Reciva.
2008-09-03: Peter Ferrara to step down as President of HD Digital Radio Alliance/ advertising restrictions lifted on secondary HD channels.
2008-09-04: UK media regulator upholds five radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2008-09-04: Minority media groups call on Federal Communications Commission to investigate accuracy of Arbitron's Portable People Meter system.
2008-09-04: Radio host Steve Penk buys Oldham radio station.
2008-09-05: Banks may have to offer discounts of up to 30% to sell Clear Channel notes according to Bloomberg.
2008-09-05: Philadelphia loses smooth jazz as Greater Media flips WJJZ-FM to a format to debut on Monday.
2008-09-06: Sirius-XM Radio in Canada may face competition from new national pay audio service for which Stringray Digital Media wants a licence.
2008-09-06: Late President Ronald Reagan's progressive son Ron returns to radio with show to be aired in Seattle and syndicated by Air America Radio.
2008-09-07: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-09-08: India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry cancels auction of some 80 FM licences in its Phase II auctions in favour of offering them in conjunction with Phase III auction.
2008-09-08: Rasmussen survey shows that radio is still most popular way of listening to music in the US.
2008-09-08: Greater Media unveils new AC station NOW 97.5 on former smooth jazz WJJZ frequency in Philadelphia
2008-09-09: Radio Nova bid wins Dublin Classic Rock radio licence.
2008-09-09: Clear Channel receives tenders for around 48.5% its outstanding 7.65% Senior Notes due 2010, totalling just below USD 364 million.
2008-09-09: James Whale, fired by talkSPORT for advocating vote for London mayor Boris Johnson, is hired as LBC Drivetime host by Global Radio.
2008-09-09: Sirius XM Radio in update increases expected cost savings to USD 425 million, says it expects an EBITDA of USD 300 million in 2009 by the end of which it will have some 21.9 million subscribers.
2008-09-10: CBSC rules that CHMP-FM, Montreal, breached Canadian codes with abuse of firefighters and use of F-word.
2008-09-10: CBS President and CEO says company is likely to hold on to radio stations but leaves door open for sale and defends its previous station sales.
2008-09-10: Latest Australian radio ratings show Olympics boosting 2GB in Sydney but in Melbourne, where Fox took first rank from 3AW for first time in nearly six years, there was little sing of a boost to Olympic rights holders.
2008-09-10: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-09-11: Arbitron says it is overcoming sampling problems with its Portable People Mater/ New York State Attorney General commences inquiry into the PPM.
2008-09-11: Sirius XM shares end below USD 1 for second day as fears continue about its ability to stay afloat with three major refinancing requirements due next year.
2008-09-12: Planet Rock announces new weekend line-up/Passion for the Planet adds TV.
2008-09-12: Australia delays launch of digital radio to May 1 next year.
2008-09-13: Laura Ingraham signs up with Talk Radio Network for another five years but is out at Salem.
2008-09-13: Citadel receives NASDAQ Global market de-listing notification.
2008-09-14: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-09-15: Steve Penk to be breakfast host at Oldham station, The Revolution, which he has bought/BBC 6 Music schedule changes.
2008-09-15: WorldDMB and EBU announce "profiles" for DAB receivers that they say will create a single digital radio market in Europe.
2008-09-16: UK media regulator upholds four radio complaints in its latest bulletin.
2008-09-16: Spanish Broadcasting System and Sirius XM Radio both fall steeply in wake of US market turmoil.
2008-09-16: Anchorage, Alaska, host suspended after broadcasting personal phone numbers of women involved in organizing protest rally against state governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
2008-09-16: Arbitron responds to latest PPM subpoena - from New Jersey- by defending its system and sampling/also announces addition of cell-phone only households in 125 diary markets from Fall 2009 as part of moves to increase 18-34 demographic participation.
2008-09-17: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-09-17: Emmis slashes top salaries/Westwood One cuts back & appoints new CFO/Chicago PPM ratings look set to boost Bonneville.
2008-09-17: US radio advertising revenues down 11% in August according to Radio Advertising Bureau.
2008-09-18: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation appoints former CHUM and Sony Canada executive Denise Donlan as executive director English radio.
2008-09-18: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland advertises for interest in new community radio licences.
2008-09-18: Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell attacks suggestions of increased reporting requirements for broadcasters and he and his colleague Deborah Taylor Tate praise current diversity of US media.
2008-09-18: US National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO attacks negativism about the industry in NAB Radio Show keynote address.
2008-09-19: Latest figures from Statistics Canada show radio listening down year-on-year.
2008-09-19: Westwood One receives de-listing notice.
2008-09-20: Federal Communications Commission's latest station numbers show a rise of 97 licensed stations since end of last year.
2008-09-20: Ofcom holds off decision on co-location request from UTV and puts matter out for consultation.
2008-09-21: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-09-22: Shares in 1WorldSpace jump on further deferral of debt payments under agreement that may see founder Noah Samara step down as Chairman and CEO.
2008-09-22: Clear Channel reveals that it spent more than USD 1 million in lobbying in second quarter of the year.
2008-09-22: Arbitron responds to Senators who had contacted it about effect of PPM ratings on media diversity by emphasizing commitment to Media Rating Council accreditation.
2008-09-22: CBS puts latest round of radio stations up for sale.
2008-09-23: UK Channel 4 to cut around 15% of its workforce - says it remains committed to Channel 4 Radio but will look at all costs.
2008-09-23: Triton's Dial Global - including formerly Jones Networks dominates top ratings in RADAR 98 network results.
2008-09-24: Ofcom allows Chelmsford station Dream 107.7 FM, recently sold by Tindle Radio, to co-locate with new sister station Southend Radio.
2008-09-24: Former talkSPORT host James Whale drops his lawsuit against the station which fired him for telling his listeners to vote for Boris Johnson as London Mayor.
2008-09-24: Clear Channel fires San Diego host Dave Palet over Arbitron diaries said to have been sent in from his household/Arbitron to re-issue last two Arbitrends for the market.
2008-09-24: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-09-25: Capital Radio becomes Capital FM - again - in yet another re-vamp, this time by new owners Global Radio.
2008-09-25: Spat over Portable People Meter ratings effect on minority media continues with new filings to Federal Communications Commission by Arbitron and PPM Coalition.
2008-09-25: Ofcom receives two applications for North and Mid-Wales FM licence, the last commercial FM licence it is to offer.
2008-09-26: Reporters without Frontiers and Committee to Protect Journalists each call for investigation into fatal shooting of Mexican radio host while he was putting up anti-crime posters.
2008-09-26: Greater Media chairman John Bordes dies suddenly.
2008-09-26: US National Public Radio names Kinsey Wilson as its Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media.
2008-09-27: BBC announces the shortlist of contenders for the inaugural Nick Clarke Award for the best broadcast interview of the year.
2008-09-27: Austereo re-brands its Mix 94.5, Perth, as Australia II/ Virgin Radio airs special show on its history prior to its re-branding as Absolute Radio on Monday.
2008-09-27: Radio New Zealand is today celebrating 60 years of international short-wave broadcasting.
2008-09-27: Bid headed by former Scottish Radio Holdings chief executive Richard Findlay for five Irish stations runs into problems.
2008-09-28: New series of BBC Radio 3's The Wire to celebrate new playwrights/BBC Radio 4 to cut back Afternoon Readings.
2008-09-28: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-09-29: KERN-AM host Scott Cox suspended last week for removing election posters is back on his morning show.
2008-09-29: Absolute Radio launches in place of Virgin Radio.
2008-09-29: US House of Representatives passes Webcasting Act that would allow negotiation of lower Internet music royalty rates.
2008-09-29: Massachusetts Democrat Rep Edward Markey introduces legislation that would mandate HD receive capability in all US radio receivers.
2008-09-30: Senators Obama and Durbin weigh into PPM dispute, calling on Arbitron to delay introduction until it receives Media Rating Council approval.
2008-09-30: US National Association of Broadcasters backs call to mandate HD receive capability in receivers sold in US.
2008-09-30: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
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2008-08-01: BBC again gives Danny Baker his own show on BBC Radio Five Live.
2008-08-01: Beasley Broadcast and Fisher Communications both report radio revenues down in second quarter.
2008-08-01: Sirius XM Radio expands board as Gary Parsons becomes chairman and former Sirius chairman Joe Clayton resigns/ top management posts go mainly to former Sirius execs.
2008-08-02: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issues its first Communications Monitoring Report.
2008-08-03: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-08-04: Clear Channel puts two Cincinnati stations up for sale or exchange.
2008-08-04: Entercom second quarter revenues down 1% on a year ago and one off charge takes it to USD 96 million loss.
2008-08-04: Capital Radio breakfast co-host Denise van Outen leaves the station.
2008-08-05: Salem stunting "Frank AM" in New York in advance of format change of former WWDJ-AM Wednesday morning.
2008-08-05: UK DAB developments including Ford offering DAB option and econ-friendly models from PURE.
2008-08-05: Clear Channel lists 55 stations it is putting up for sale following private equity buy out.
2008-08-05: More US radio business including Radio One and Saga results.
2008-08-06: Salem flips formats to launch news/talk WNYM-AM, The Apple, in New York.
2008-08-06: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-08-06: Entravision and Salem revenues down in second quarter.
2008-08-07: Latest Australian ratings show Vega FM finally topping 5% share in Sydney.
2008-08-07: Latest US radio results - Citadel, Regent, Spanish Broadcasting System and Westwood One.
2008-08-07: Sirius XM reports last standalone figures for Sirius Satellite Radio/ CEO Mel Karmazin says company will overtake Clear Channel as largest US radio company.
2008-08-08: Clear Channel Cleveland's regional vice president of programming Kevin "Pig Vomit" Metheny ousted.
2008-08-08: New York State Governor David A. Paterson signed law prohibiting broadcast non-compete clauses.
2008-08-08: Univision second quarter revenues down but radio does better than TV and Internet.
2008-08-08: UK Office of Fair Trading allows Global Radio takeover of GCap Media subject to Midlands station divestitures.
2008-08-09: US defence contractor CACI loses defamation claim against Air America Radio and its former host Randi Rhodes who after the Abu Ghraib scandal described prison interrogators it supplied as "killers" who raped children, showed no loyalty to America, and "fought on the side of apartheid."
2008-08-09: Australian radio revenues for 2006-07up but TV ones are down.
2008-08-10: Revised Providence spring diaries to be released tomorrow by Arbitron following sudden rise in ratings for WPRO-AM and DePetro morning show that were linked to six diaries in one media related household.
2008-08-10: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-08-11: US actor, arranger, composer, musician, singer-songwriter - and radio host - Isaac Hayes dies aged 65.
2008-08-11: GMG Radio's decision to increase networked programming and cut back on local DJs comes under criticism in Scotland.
2008-08-11: Latest North American radio results - Clear Channel and Cumulus radio revenues down but Newcap's are up.
2008-08-12: CanWest exits UK radio with sale of its Solent regional station - the first licence it won.
2008-08-12: Revised Spring ratings for Providence put John DePetro's morning show on WPRO-AM down from fourth to ninth amongst 25-64 demographic although he remains in top rank for 12 plus.
2008-08-12: Bonneville to drop its WWWT talk format in Washington DC and expand its WFED Federal News Service and news WTOP signals.
2008-08-13: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-08-13: Libel award puts London's only Jewish community radio station off the air.
2008-08-13: Federal Communications Commission refuses waiver, tells Nassau to end Concord, New Hampshire, JSA, immediately, and says it will take enforcement action.
2008-08-13: Commercial Radio Australia chief executive goes to China to discuss introduction of DAB+ digital radio at the start of next year.
2008-08-14: CBS Radio appoints Roy Laughlin as SVP/Market Manager, Los Angeles.
2008-08-14: Former talkSPORT late-night host James Whale to sue station over his dismissal.
2008-08-14: Mel Karmazin says he has already identified executive positions that could go to cut costs at Sirius XM Radio.
2008-08-15: More radio results - LBI Media revenues up but 1WordSpace is down on last year although up on first quarter.
2008-08-15: Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly half of Americans are in favour of equal time requirements for broadcast political comment but not for comment on the Internet.
2008-08-15: Regent reveals it has received de-listing warning from NASDAQ, joining Radio One Inc. whose warning runs out next Tuesday - Citadel and SBS are also at risk as shares trade below a dollar.
2008-08-16: NXP semi conductors announces development of chip that will handle HD Radio plus DAB, DAB+. DRM, and T-DMB signals.
2008-08-16: Chris Russo quits "Mike and the Mad Dog" show on WFAN, New York, leaving Mike Francesa to host "Francesa on the FAN" solo.
2008-08-17: UK Media regulator upholds five radio standards complaints and partly upholds a radio fairness and privacy complaint in its latest bulletin.
2008-08-17: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-08-18: Clear Channel Radio adds 15 more markets to its Total Traffic Network that it says now service 95 markets and can reach more than 200 million people.
2008-08-18: Pandora founder says company may have to close down because of increased performance royalty rates for its streams.
2008-08-18: Lanarkshire station, closed in 2005 but then revived, closes down/Bauer Radio to drop local evening shows in Scotland for two new networked shows.
2008-08-19: Clear Channel Radio ties in top executives with long-term agreements.
2008-08-19: Chris "Mad Dog" Russo signs five year deal to front channel on Sirius XM.
2008-08-19: Global Radio signs newspaper executive Stephen Miron as its chief executive.
2008-08-19: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-08-20: BBC Radio 1 announces weekend and evening changes.
2008-08-20: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation holds launch party to introduce changes to its Radio2 network from next month.
2008-08-20: Laura Ingraham re-ups with Talk Radio Network.
2008-08-21: Lanark station closed on Monday to re-open yet again.
2008-08-21: Acquisitions boost Fairfax Media revenues by 34% with like-for-like revenues up 2.9% and like-for-like radio revenues down 2.1%
2008-08-21: Latest Irish radio ratings show listening up slightly since previous survey.
2008-08-21: US Radio Advertising Bureau highlights growth in off-air revenues as overall first half revenues fall by 5% in first half year.
2008-08-22: Radio One seeks to take its A-shares from NASDAQ Global to NASDAQ Capital market.
2008-08-22: Citadel says Providence host John DePetro's wife was responsible for diaries that boosted his ratings on WRPO-AM.
2008-08-23: Spanish Broadcasting System receives NASDAQ de-listing notification.
2008-08-23: Federal prosecutors call for nine-year jail sentence on former KGO-AM host Bernie Ward on child pornography charges.
2008-08-23: Voice of America reported to be planning closure of its Hindi service at end of September despite congressional opposition.
2008-08-24: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-08-25: Oldham, Lancashire station, The Revolution, flips format to AC and is reported to have been sold.
2008-08-25: Industry body Commercial Radio Australia releases updated profiles of more than a hundred Australian radio areas.
2008-08-25: Astral Media flips its Toronto Mix 99.9 to Virgin Radio format, the first Virgin FM in North America.
2008-08-26: Austereo and Macquarie Radio Network revenues up bur Macquarie profits down: Alan Jones to return to 2GB by middle of next month after cancer treatment.
2008-08-26: BBC Radio Manchester freelance may lose his job after saying during game update that a soccer club "were making more holes in the Bradford defence than in a Spanish aircraft."
2008-08-26: Clear Channel Phoenix host Bruce Jacobs under attack by police officers for politically motivated on-air attack on widow of police officer shot to death.
2008-08-26: Radio and New Media revenues outweigh TV fall to increase UTV Media total revenues for half-year by 8%.
2008-08-26: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-08-27: Radio One Inc. gets its permission to list its -shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market: Its D-shares remain on the NASDAQ Global market.
2008-08-27: Global Radio-owned GCap to switch off its Gold AM transmitters serving Exeter and Torbay at the end of the month/more Global radio developments relating to Midlands station sales and merging of Global and GCap.
2008-08-27: CBS Radio announces executive role changes as it expands emphasis on online activities.
2008-08-28: Obama ads pulled from US radio web sites after it was reported they were appearing next to raunchy ads.
2008-08-28: Statistics Canada posts radio figures for 2007, fleshing out details released last month.
2008-08-28: Clear Channel says 38 of its stations will take part in "Build a Dream" radiothon to mark 45th anniversary of Dr King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
2008-08-29: Global Radio to re-brand its Scortland Xfm station as a Galaxy outlet/ Planet Rock to move into UBC premises/National sales agreement announced for Jazz FM, which is to be re-launched in October.
2008-08-29: Macquarie Media revenues and profits - the latter boosted by an AUD 255 million profit on a disposal - up on a year ago.
2008-08-29: Former Catholic priest and KGO-AM talk host Bernie Ward sentenced to seven years and three months jail on child pornography charges.
2008-08-29: Capital Radio appoints Lisa Snowdon as breakfast co-host to replace Denise van Outen who quit earlier this month.
2008-08-30: British comedy producer, writer and performer Geoffrey Perkins, best known for producing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, dies in a road accident.
2008-08-30: Chicago sees influx of new radio management.
2008-08-31: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
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2008-07-01: CBS Radio takes five awards including Overall Excellence in this year's Edward R. Murrow Awards.
2008-07-01: Former Capital Radio breakfast host Chris Tarrant to return to air with Guardian Media Group Radio.
2008-07-01: Sirius estimates merger with XM would cut costs by USD 400 million in 2009.
2008-07-01: Entercom agrees deal with FlyTunes to get output of stations on 3G mobile phones.
2008-07-02: Air America Radio names Bennett Zier as its CEO.
2008-07-02: Rush Limbaugh renews his contract with Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks.
2008-07-02: American Family Association said to be prime mover in protest that led Heinz to withdraw UK advert that has now led to campaign by Gaydar Radio for boycott of its products.
2008-07-02: Clear Channel sets July 24 for special shareholders meeting to consider its buyout, which it says should be completed at the end of this month although it has extended outside date for completion to end of this year.
2008-07-03: Federal Communications Commission says broadcasting complaints fell dramatically in 2007 compared to year before with general programming criticism overtaking indecency/obscenity complaints in second half of the year.
2008-07-03: UK Radio Academy awards two more fellowships/Radio Festival hears call from commercial sector for BBC Radios 1 and 2 to be made digital only.
2008-07-03: Red Zebra Broadcasting buys three stations in Roanoke-Lynchburg market.
2008-07-03: Federal Communications Commission asked to investigate whether Arbitron's Portable People Meter rating disadvantage minorities.
2008-07-04: Veteran British broadcaster (Sir) Charles Wheeler whose news career began before the Second World War dies aged 85.
2008-07-05: Veteran Texan broadcaster Murphy Martin dies aged 83.
2008-07-05: Veteran Australian radio executive Paul Thomson , who launched both Austereo and DMG Radio Australia, to step down as chief executive of the latter in October but will remain non-executive chairman.
2008-07-06: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-07-07: Global Radio starts on round of redundancies.
2008-07-07: Magic FM takes Arqiva station of the year award and its breakfast host Neil Fox the Arqiva Gold award.
2008-07-07: Top rated Sydney host Alan Jones reveals he has prostate cancer but adds "we don't do dying around here" and says he expects only a short period off air after an operation.
2008-07-08: BBC Radio 4 names journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett as host of its new media programme, "The Media Show", which is to launch in October.
2008-07-08: Federal Communications Commission voids resolutions made by its diversity advisory committee that among other things called for investigation into PPM ratings.
2008-07-09: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-07-09: BBC Trust expresses caution about viability of digital radio in its annual report.
2008-07-09: Around 100 GCap Media employees reported to be facing redundancy in cutbacks.
2008-07-09: Corus revenues up 5% in its third quarter to the end of May.
2008-07-10: Harpo Productions hires XM Executive vice president for programming and broadcast operations Eric Logan.
2008-07-10: UK media regulator Ofcom notes record fine imposed on GCap Media last month and upholds a further complaint against the company in its latest bulletin.
2008-07-10: Emmis revenues - and loss -slightly down in latest quarter.
2008-07-10: Clear Channel Radio forms marketing solutions unit.
2008-07-10: XM Canada reports its first ever positive cash flow.
2008-07-11: US National Association of Broadcasters reacts cautiously to plans by Federal Communications Commission for further white space device tests later this month.
2008-07-11: Latest figures show Australian commercial radio revenues in metropolitan cities up 5.76% on a year ago.
2008-07-11: More filings concerning Sirius-XM merger including General Motors/Toyota opposition to requiring HD capability in satellite receivers.
2008-07-12: Emmis Interactive agrees deal with Corus.
2008-07-12: Names of companies that are to build Australia's digital radio infrastructure are released.
2008-07-13: XM increases interest rate on 1.75% Senior Convertible Notes due 2009 subject to merger with Sirius going through.
2008-07-13: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-07-14: US National Public Radio cancels The Bryant Park Project, its 2-hour weekday morning online news show.
2008-07-15: Westwood One appoints Steven Kalin as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
2008-07-14: UKRD to hand back another local analogue licence, that for Fen Radio, Wisbech.
2008-07-15: Washington Post reports indicates downturn may his Hispanic radio stations harder than English-language counterparts.
2008-07-15: Sirius-XM merger now reported to hinge on vote of Republican Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.
2008-07-15: US National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO David K. Rehr launches another attack on satellite radio companies in letter to Federal Communications Commission.
2008-07-15: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-07-16: Welsh actress Ruth Jones to get her own BBC Radio Wales show/ executive changes at Virgin Radio, which is to be re-branded by its new owners.
2008-07-16: John Hayes to step down as Corus Radio President at end of August.
2008-07-16: US radio revenues down 9% in June.
2008-07-17: Rep.Edward Markey joins in calls for tougher conditions than those proposed by Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin J. Martin for approval of Sirius-XM merger.
2008-07-17: In trio of rulings Canadian Broadcast Standards Council holds that one broadcast breached codes but not two others.
2008-07-18: Democrat Jonathan Adelstein indicates support for Sirius-XM merger subject to additional conditions.
2008-07-18: BBC names Erik Huggers as Director of its Future Media and Technology group.
2008-07-19: Arbitron says MRC accreditation for its PPM ratings is its first priority as it releases preliminary PPM ratings for Los Angeles.
2008-07-19: Veteran US radio commentator Paul Harvey to return to US airwaves today as part of gradual return following medical treatment and death of his wife.
2008-07-20: Australian Broadcasting Corporation's south Asia correspondent facing drugs charges that could get him 20 years in jail and 15 lashes in Singapore.
2008-07-20: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-07-21: Top rated Sydney host Alan Jones' surgery for prostate cancer said to have been successful with return to air expected in two to three weeks.
2008-07-21: Sean Hannity signs syndication deal with both Citadel subsidiary ABC Radio Networks and Clear Channel subsidiary Premier Radio Networks.
2008-07-21: XM says it now has more than 9.6 million subscribers/ launches new USD 400 million notes offering.
2008-07-21: Appeals Court throws out USD 550,000 fines imposed on CBS in connection with 2004 SuperBowl half-time show display of Janet Jackson breast.
2008-07-22: Mexican Grupo Radio De Centro reports first quarter revenues up 16.1% on a year ago.
2008-07-22: CanWest sells its Aberdeen Original 106fm station leaving Bristol and Southampton stations still to be sold.
2008-07-22: Corus announces management changes following its earlier announcement that John Hayes is to stand down as President of Corus Radio.
2008-07-22: XM Satellite Radio announces second quarter results again showing revenues up and losses down.
2008-07-22: Arbitron second quarter revenues up but Portable People Meter costs mean its net income plummets.
2008-07-22: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-07-22: Approval of Sirius-XM merger still contentious as Democrat Michael J. Copps reported to have opted to vote against with Republican Deborah Taylor Tate still undecided although expected to vote for/ FCC chairman Kevin J. Martin says he is surprised and disappointed by appeal court ruling to send back to it USD 550,000 indecency fine on CBS.
2008-07-23: Veteran broadcaster and jazzman Humphrey Lyttleton gets posthumous award at BBC Jazz Awards 2008.
2008-07-23: Clear Channel settles lawsuits with Tribune Co. over latter's hiring of its executives.
2008-07-23: Radio Plymouth bid take Plymouth FM licence that was re-advertised after Macquarie Bank opted not to take it up after protests about its winning bid.
2008-07-23: CBS Radio launches what it terms a new generation video platform for its radio stations.
2008-07-23: Jonathan Adelstein joins fellow Democrat Michael J. Copps in voting against Federal Communications Commission approval of Sirius-XM merger, leaving decision with Republican Deborah Taylor Tate.
2008-07-24: Latest Canadian figures show all except French language AM stations growing over past five years with last year's terrestrial radio revenues for the country up 6.2% on a year earlier.
2008-07-24: Latest UK radio ratings show commercial companies cutting BBC lead.
2008-07-24: Federal Communications Commission chairman says in principle agreement has been reached over Sirius-XM merger/the satellite companies say they are in talks over agreement to settle outstanding enforcement issues. A fine of USD 19 million in all is part of the deal.
2008-07-25: ABC, Australia, reporter Peter Lloyd facing additional drugs-related charges after appearing in court in Singapore but his bail is extended.
2008-07-25: Clear Channel announces shareholder approval of its buyout.
2008-07-26: Vote for by Republican Deborah Taylor Tate gives Sirius-XM merger Federal Communications Commission approval on 3-2 vote with the two Democrat commissioners opposed.
2008-07-27: Clear Channel rules out disposal of international assets, dashing APN News and Media hopes of acquiring Clear Channel's half of Australian Radio Network.
2008-07-27: International satellite radio company WorldSpace buys some more time in agreement with holders of bridging loans and convertible notes but still needs longer-term financing.
2008-07-27: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-07-28: Clear Channel and its Katz Media subsidiary launch Katz Online Network, which they say "outpaces its nearest competitor by some 300%."
2008-07-28: Sirius reports subscriptions up to 8.924 million with income up to USD 283 million/ Sirius-XM stock and notes announcements.
2008-07-28: Federal Communications Commission formally announces approval of Sirius-XM merger.
2008-07-29: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-07-29: Gaydar parent QSoft Consulting to launch GaydarRadio.com in Australia.
2008-07-29: Sirius and XM complete merger to form Sirius XM Radio.
2008-07-30: Revo launches first FM/DAB & Wif-Fi receiver.
2008-07-30: Sirius and XM in Canada says US merger o form Sirius XM Radio will have no immediate effect on their businesses/Newcap buys 12 FMs in Ontario.
2008-07-30: CanWest sells Bristol FM station in UK, leaving it with just Solent station up for sale.
2008-07-30: Cox Radio moves from profit a year ago to loss this year as second quarter revenues fall by 8.3% on a year ago.
2008-07-30: UK media regulator Ofcom fines BBC a record GBP 400,00 for deception, GBP 225,000 for radio show breaches.
2008-07-30: Clear Channel announces completion of buyout with stock to cease trading as of close today/ also completes AMFM Notes offering.
2008-07-31: California lawyer and radio host James Walker agrees to change his business practices and pay up to USD 275,000 in civil damages following four-year enquiry by state attorney-general's office.
2008-07-31: CBS Corporation announces revenues and profits up 1% each but radio revenues were down 10% and it is to sell 50 more radio stations, all in mid-sized markets.
2008-08-01: Westwood One and AirSage announce partnership to improve former's traffic reporting service.
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