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December 2008 -
2008-12-01: RTÉ Digital Radio goes live today with the launch of six new services.
2008-12-01: US radio top 40 pioneer Bill Drake dies aged 71.
2008-12-01: Federal Communications Commission extends until February 27 next year the deadline for Sirius XM to make channels available to third parties.
2008-12-01: Katz Media picks up more Interep clients.
2008-12-02: Former Australian Broadcasting Corporation South Asia correspondent Peter Lloyd jailed for ten months in Singapore.
2008-12-02: BBC advertises Radio 2 and 6 Music Controller post and Radio Head of Compliance post, left vacant after their holders resigned in the wake of the row over crude comments by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross aired by Radio 2.
2008-12-02: Rogers Communications founder "Ted" Rogers, who built his empire from one Toronto FM, dies aged 75
2008-12-02: Citadel receives de-listing notice from New York Stock Exchange.
2008-12-03: Dublin Q102 and Hastings Arrow FM licences are advertised.
2008-12-03: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
2008-12-03: Entercom receives delisting notice because stock was below USD for 30 days - just as it closes above the dollar on two days.
2008-12-03: Seasonal digital radio promotions launched on both side of the Atlantic.
2008-12-03: Cox re-organization to put its newspaper, tv and radio operations into single media unit.
2008-12-03: Final Australian radio ratings of the year.
2008-12-04: BBC Radio 1 breakfast host Chris Moyles apologizes for comments he made that some construed as his saying Poles made good prostitutes.
2008-12-04: Fox News says Bill O'Reilly is to drop the Radio Factor, which is syndicated by Westwood One, next year.
2008-12-05: David Kirk resigns as CEO of Fairfax Media.
2008-12-05: Astral to convert three more stations to Virgin Radio outlets next year.
2008-12-05: Steve Dahl tells his listeners he's being dropped by CBS Radio.
2008-12-06: Australian Immigration officials said to have tried to get references to Sydney host Alan Jones links to Cronulla riots removed from report it had commissioned.
2008-12-06: Irish state broadcaster RTÉ appoints new radio managing director.
2008-12-07: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-12-08: India's chambers of commerce call for regulation of media consolidation and cross-media ownership.
2008-12-08: Joe Scarborough show debuts on WABC-AM & to be syndicated by Citadel-owned ABC Radio Networks.
2008-12-08: UK media regulator fines UTV GBP 20,000 for comments made by former talkSPORT host James Whale backing Conservative candidate and attacking his Labour opponent and then mayor in run-up to London Mayoral elections/ four radio standards complaints upheld and one radio fairness complaint partially upheld in latest bulletin.
2008-12-09: University of Missouri-St Louis appoints new general manager for KWMU-FM.
2008-12-09: French regulator receives 377 applications for digital radio licences.
2008-12-09: Tribune Company files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to restructure its debts of nearly USD 13 billion.
2008-12-09: Guardian Media Group bid wins new North and Mid Wales FM licence.
2008-12-10: Federal Communications Commission spokesman defends actions of chairman Kevin J. Martin against criticism by House Committee but ignores much of the criticism of Martin.
2008-12-10: UK radio ratings survey shows Internet listening continuing to increase in UK with almost a third of UK adults saying they have listened to radio via the Internet.
2008-12-10: Latest RADAR network radio ratings survey shows radio is reaching more than 234 million Americans a week.
2008-12-10: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
2008-12-11: BBC Radio 4 announces guest editors for breakfast show between Christmas and New Year/ BBC Radio2 and 3 folk and choir awards.
2008-12-11: US National Public Radio to cut costs, reduce staff and axe two programmes as weak US economy hits undertaking despite near record audiences.
2008-12-12: DMG says new Austereo digital station has copied its Nova stations.
2008-12-12: Museum of Broadcast Communications puts its half-built new Chicago HQ up for sale because of funding shortfalls/John Lander amongst latest US radio hosts to be dropped in cutbacks.
2008-12-13: BBC Radio 4 announces that Justin Webb is to replace Ed Stourton on flagship Today programme.
2008-12-14: Talk overtakes country as most popular format for US radio stations.|
2008-12-14: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-12-15: Omaha radio pioneer Steve Brown dies aged 68.
2008-12-15: CBS agrees to swap five mid-size market stations for two Clear Channel Houston stations.
2008-12-15: Global Radio hires strategy chief/US appointments including Emmis COO, Tribune Chief Revenue Officer.
2008-12-16: Arbitron announces plans to include cell-phone-only households in 151 diary surveys for Spring 2009 and in all US markets except Puerto Rico for Fall 2009.
2008-12-16: Erie station reported to have dropped Rush Limbaugh because his show is too expensive.
2008-12-16: Bob Shomper leaves WGN-AM PD post to join Citadel's WLS-AM.
2008-12-16: Canadian Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Glenn O'Farrell to step down next year.
2008-12-16: UK media regulator issues "Yellow Cards" to two stations for inadequate local content.
2008-12-16: Triton's Dial Global holds on to three of top five ranks in latest RADAR US radio network ratings.
2008-12-17: Eastlan Ratings announces deal that adds its tenth new market for 2009.
2008-12-17: UTV to close its loss-making Edinburgh talk station Talk 107 on Christmas Eve and hand licence back, having failed to find a buyer.
2008-12-17: Entravision gets de-listing notice from New York Stock Exchange.
2008-12-17: UK government chooses economist Colette Bowe as next chair of UK media regulator Ofcom/ Ofcom fines Hertfordshire station GBP 20,000 over unfair running of competition.
2008-12-18: UK media regulator fines BBC GBP 95,000 over unfair competitions and phone-votes on Radio 2 and BBC London 94.9 FM.
2008-12-18: Sirius-XM shareholders approve either share increase or reverse split and reduction of issues share/ predicts continued growth despite economic conditions.
2008-12-18: RNW Note: We are holding over our weekly look at print comment on radio but have posted listening suggestions.
2008-12-19: Two UK university DJs taken off air after making unfounded allegation that daughter of TV personality had appeared in porn.
2008-12-19: Sirius-XM sings new deal with Bubba The Love Sponge.
2008-12-19: Australian Communications and Media Authority to review its commercial radio standards.
2008-12-20: UK Digital Radio Working Group suggests the country could be ready to move to digital radio by 2017 but ducks issues of using the more advanced DAB+ system.
2008-12-20: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Director of Radio Sue Howard to leave after 22 years with the organization.
2008-12-21: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-12-22: BBC 1Xtra Head of Programmes Lorna Clarke to step down to concentrate on BBC Electric Proms/BBC Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt adds role of Controller BBC Popular Music to his duties.
2008-12-22: US radio revenues in November down a fifth on a year ago.
2008-12-22: CBS Radio agrees sale of three Denver stations as part of its strategy of pulling out of mid-sized markets.
2008-12-23: Westwood One signs up Fred Thompson to replace departing Bill O'Reilly.
2008-12-23: Clear Channel & subsidiary buy some USD 355 million of its outstanding notes.
2008-12-24: US NFL declines Westwood One offer for new national radio rights, which the company has had for 29 of the last 31 years, and is also negotiation with other companies.
2008-12-25: Federal Communications Commission, which cancelled its Dec 18 Open Meeting, schedules new meeting via a conference call next Tuesday.
2008-12-25: CBS Radio to use is San Francisco 1550 AM signal, which is used in May 2005 to launch a podcast/listener content KYouRadio, for oldies from start of New Year using KFRC-AM call sign.
2008-12-26: Radio Mirchi launches a six month long anti music piracy initiative, fulfilling a promise made by its CEO to launch a campaign against music piracy across India.
2008-12-26: Clear Channel flips WLVE-FM, Miami Beach, from smooth jazz to Rhythmic AC "93.9 MIA" although it says the smooth jazz will be put on an HD2 channel.
2008-12-27: BBC Radio 4 Today programme host Edward Stourton, who learned from a journalist that he was to be dropped, thanks listeners and says he has reached an accommodation with the corporation.
2008-12-28: BBC World Service broadcasts in Sri Lanka attacked as propaganda for the Tamil Tigers.
2008-12-29: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-12-29: US National Public Radio correspondent's series on how Americans deal with economic pressures ends with her report on being laid off.
2008-12-30: Folder Media rebrands its children's radio station from Fun Radio to Fun Kids.
2008-12-30: Saga Communications, which received de-listing notice, authorizes reverse split/ Cox Radio executive changes.
2008-12-31: Colleagues bid farewell to Republican Commissioner Deborah Tayloe Tate as she attends her last meeting at the Federal Communications Commission.
2008-12-31: Jenny Abramsky, former BBC Director of Audio and Music is made Dame of British Empire in New Year Honours list.
2008-12-31: US Federal Communications Commission levies run of penalties for breaches of its Equal Employment Opportunity rules.
2008-12-31: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
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2008-11-01: Richard Wheatley steps down as executive chairman of The Local Radio Company to take same role at its Jazz FM.
2008-11-01: Studs Terkel dies aged 96.
2008-11-01: Top stations in all markets hold on to their rankings in latest Australian radio ratings.
2008-11-01: Montreal radio hosts known for their impersonations that have amongst others fooled French President Sarkozy fool Alaskan Governor into believing call from them is from Sarkozy.
2008-11-02: Two weeks after broadcast of crude comments that led to resignations of BBC Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas and host Russell Brand plus suspension of host Jonathan Ross, it still remains unclear who approved the airing of the recorded show.
2008-11-02: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-11-03: 12-years old boy and 14 years old girl win this year's BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year titles.
2008-11-03: Sirius shareholders group launches lawsuit against Sirius XM management, accusing them of enriching themselves at shareholders' expense.
2008-11-03: UK RadioCentre names lottery executive as non-executive chairman.
2008-11-03: CBS Radio flips Baltimore talk FM to Sports and its Sports AM station to ESPN.
2008-11-04: Radio Mirchi operator ENIL reports standalone loss in second quarter despite 15% revenue increase.
2008-11-04: RTÉ Radio plans to launch five digital radio services next month/UK Digital Radio Development Bureau expands its remit.
2008-11-04: Saga revenues marginally down in third quarter.
2008-11-05: Arbitron moves forward commercialization of PPM in four markets from 2010 to this year but slightly delays it in five more.
2008-11-05: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland signs contract for new youth based FM service.
2008-11-05: CBS to switch Washington WPGC-AM to talk format on Monday.
2008-11-05: US National Association of Broadcasters reacts predictably and negatively to Federal Communications Commission vote to approve white-space devices.
2008-11-05: Both Beasley Broadcast Group and Cox Radio report reduced third quarter revenues.
2008-11-06: Austereo clears decks for change at Sydney Triple-M as it ends The Shebang breakfast show and drive-time hosts prepare to leave at the end of this month.
2008-11-06: UTV's latest figures show significant slowdown since June/ also criticizes Channel 4 for pulling out of UK commercial multiplex.
2008-11-06: Revenue falls in third quarter for Citadel, Cumulus, Entravision, Radio One Inc, Regent, and SBS.
2008-11-07: XM Canada announces 2008 revenues up 86% on 2007 and makes its first Pre-Marketing Adjusted Operating Profit.
2008-11-07: Row over crude remarks aired on Russell Brand Show three weeks ago claims another BBC Executive/apologies to be broadcast tomorrow.
2008-11-08: Salem joins ranks of US radio companies reporting lower revenues and going into loss through impairment charge.
2008-11-08: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland announces latest awards for radio programming in its Sound and Vision scheme.
2008-11-08: Inductions into this year's US Radio Hall of Fame take place tonight in Chicago.
2008-11-09: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-11-10: UK media regulator upholds two radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2008-11-10: More US results - Clear Channel; Sirius-XM; Tribune Co; and Westwood One
2008-11-11: US National Public Radio names Vivian Schiller as its President and CEO.
2008-11-11: UTV-owned talkSPORT suspends mid-morning host Jon Gaunt for calling Councillor a "Nazi" on air/BBC Bristol fires afternoon host for off-air "racist" remarks.
2008-11-11: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council rules that Vancouver CKNW-AM breached codes by tailoring report and promotions to fit story it wished to air.
2008-11-12: Two Hampshire stations to merge in deal between Tindle Radio and Town and Country Broadcasting.
2008-11-12: Arbitron PPM analysis shows Internet listening to take highest share of total in New York followed by San Francisco and Atlanta.
2008-11-12: Sirius XM unveils new line-up.
2008-11-12: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
2008-11-12: Interep takes another step to closure with filing to allow rival Katz Media to approach its clients for a fee of USD 3.6 million.
2008-11-13: Zoe Ball and Danny Baker take Jonathan Ross slot on BBC Radio two for four weeks/ Ross to return to station on Jan 24.
2008-11-13: Mike Huckabee gets talks show/Talk Radio Networks hires Phil Boyce.
2008-11-14: Latest Irish radio ratings show listening holding steady in the country.
2008-11-14: LBI Media bucks recent US trend with increase in third quarter revenues.
2008-11-15: Bonneville to split KIRO AM and FM Seattle into separate FM News and AM Sports stations next year.
2008-11-15: Irish state broadcaster RTÉ to broadcast what it says will be the first-ever European cross-media live advert.
2008-11-16: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past weeks.
2008-11-17: Brother Wease, dropped by Entercom earlier this year, back on air in Rochester with Clear Channel.
2008-11-17: SaveSirius shareholders group calls on board to postpone plans to dilute stock and for reverse split and also to stop all bonuses.
2008-11-17: Arbitron says use of wireless modem is boosting cell-phone only householders and younger demographic in its PPM panels.
2008-11-17: Emmis appoints Alexandra Cameron as SVP/GM for its New York cluster to succeed Dan Halyburton.
2008-11-17: UBC Media revenues in first half down 15% on a year ago.
2008-11-17: Univision third quarter revenues down and impairment charge takes loss to nearly USD 3 billion.
2008-11-18: Conservative host Michael Savage claims victory against Council on Islamic-American Relations because judge, although rejecting his lawsuit with prejudice, did not order him to pay their costs.
2008-11-18: Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council rules that comments on homosexuality by Quebec host breached Canadian codes.
2008-11-18: Don and Roma Wade sign new four-year deal with WLS-AM.
2008-11-18: Westwood One to be delisted by New York Stock Exchange.
2008-11-18: Cumulus and Clear Channel agree radio ratings deal with the Nielsen Company: Arbitron says the agreement represents a step backward & Eastlan also disparages it.
2008-11-19: UTV's talkSPORT fires Jon Gaunt/BBC under fire from MPs over crude comments made by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.
2008-11-19: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
2008-11-20: Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council rules that comments on homosexuality by callers to Vancouver show breached Human Rights codes.
2008-11-20: Arbitron closes Houston call centre because of damage from Hurricane Ike and moves work to other centres.
2008-11-20: BBC Radio 3 to launch John Milton season next month to mark 400th anniversary of the poet's birth.
2008-11-21: Federal Communications Commission petitions US Supreme Court to overturn 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruling against its USD 550,000 fine against CBS for Super Bowl baring of Janet Jackson breast.
2008-11-21: Communicorp to pool reporting staff of its Today and Newstalk national stations.
2008-11-21: Chicago radio departures - John Gehron leaves Harpo Radio /Ed Volkman and Joe Bohannon taken off air by CBS Radio.
2008-11-21: BBC Trust lays most of the blame for airing of crude remarks by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 executives and opts to go along with decision to suspend Ross for 12 weeks. Russell Brand Show.
2008-11-22: Woman sues Illinois station after being sexually assaulted by her date whom she met through station promo.
2008-11-22: UK media regulator Ofcom posts is International Communications Market 2008 that shows considerable variation in radio listening round the world.
2008-11-23: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-11-23: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-11-24: Adelaide breakfast announcer heard on air saying she'll run naked round studio if quiz question comes up.
2008-11-24: Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey forecasts that half of today's US radio companies will be gone within three years.
2008-11-24: Bubba the Love Sponge adds four more affiliates for his syndicated terrestrial show.
2008-11-24: BBC Radio 5 Live announces schedule changes to start in January.
2008-11-24: US radio revenues down 10% on a year ago in October and down 8% for first nine months of year.
2008-11-25: Touch Broadcasting puts two Midlands FMs up for sale and says it will close them if no buyers are found.
2008-11-25: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland seeks applications for six new community and community of interest services.
2008-11-25: CRTC gives go-ahead for Newcap-Rogers station swap but puts higher value on the deal than the companies had listed.
2008-11-25: Tribune names WNG-AM afternoon host John Williams to succeed morning host Spike O'Dell who retires next month.
2008-11-25: Former BBC Radio 2 Controller Lesley Douglas hired by Universal Music.
2008-11-26: Federal Communications Commission fines Mississippi AM USD 15,000 for main studio, tower fencing and identification broadcast offences.
2008-11-26: Katz deal to buy right to deal with Interep customers gets go ahead & it announces deals with CBS and Entercom.
2008-11-26: Our weekly look at print comment on radio and listening suggestions.
2008-11-26: Australian Communications and Media Authority seeks AUD 130,000 penalty on Sydney 2UE for breaches of licence conditions requiring disclosure of financial interests when making announcements.
2008-11-27: UK media regulator upholds no radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2008-11-27: Former long-time KMWU-FM manager Patty Wente reaches agreement with University of Missouri in which it says her termination in June was a resignation.
2008-11-27: Bidding for stations Global Radio has to dispose of as condition of GCap takeover goes into second round.
2008-11-28: Malta's roll out of DAB+ broadcasting under way.
2008-11-28: British radio host Terry Christian loses unfair dismissal claim against BBC Radio Manchester.
2008-11-28: Broadcast allegations against Prime Minister cost St. Vincent's station more than USD 160,000.
2008-11-29: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gets fillip in latest ratings, taking Toronto top rank for first time.
2008-11-29: Switzerland moves forward on DAB+.
2008-11-30: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
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2008-10-01: Australia's latest "radio network" - a subscription mobile service - launches tomorrow.
2008-10-01: US Senate follows House and passes Webcasting Act that would allow negotiation of lower Internet music royalty rates.
2008-10-02: RadioScape to pull out of consumer DAB modules in favour of emphasis on professional radioand bespoke design as Far East manufacturers production bites into its consumer business.
2008-10-02: Bakersfield host Scott Cox will escape any charges after removing campaign posters.
2008-10-02: Global Radio starts putting new group-level structure into place/Planet Rock wins BT Digital Station Award.
2008-10-02: Sirius XM launches its "Best of Both" and A La Carte programming.
2008-10-03: Poll indicates that nearly two-thirds of Canadians support current or higher level of government spending on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
2008-10-03: New York attorney general plans to launch lawsuit to stop Arbitron introducing PPM rating on basis of unfairness to minority broadcasters because of its defaults.
2008-10-04: Corus looking to pay and specialty TV for 2009 growth as radio advertising slows down.
2008-10-05: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-10-06: Salem launches business-formatted AM in Miami/terminates president and COO as cost-cutting measure.
2008-10-06: UK Laser Broadcasting faces winding up order next week.
2008-10-06: Arbitron brings forward commercialization of PPM ratings in 8 markets, thus pre-empting legal action that it is fighting in Federal Court.
2008-10-07: Successful tests of advanced traffic service on Australian digital radio are announced/ Commercial Radio Australia releases draft specifications for audio and video when digital radio goes on air next May.
2008-10-07: Arbitron sticks to its guns over introduction of PPM Ratings to eight new markets despite opposition from various minority groups and receives backing from some major broadcasters.
2008-10-08: GMG Radio makes Smooth Radio programme controller Gavin McKoy redundant.
2008-10-08: British broadcaster Bob Friend dies aged 70 of cancer.
2008-10-08: iBiquity says more than a million HD modules have now been shipped.
2008-10-08: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-10-09: Former Pennsylvania radio host jailed for his part in forged cheque racket.
2008-10-09: Clear Channel Radio launches iheart radio application that makes streams from stations available to users of i-Pod and other devices.
2008-10-09: Australian metropolitan radio revenues fall in first quarter of financial year but 2GB host Alan Jones avoids belt-tightening with new contract.
008-10-10: Emmis second quarter revenues down on a year ago and other US radio business including CBS warning of expected impairment charge.
2008-10-10: Further digital radio services demonstrated in Australia.
2008-10-10: Both New Jersey and New York launch lawsuits against Arbitron Portable People Meter.
2008-10-10: UK Channel 4 drops its radio plans, blaming current economic situation.
2008-10-11: Melbourne stations do well in 2008 Australian Commercial Radio Awards.
2008-10-11: BBC World Service interview wins inaugural Nick Clarke Award for best UK broadcast interview of the year.
2008-10-12: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
.2008-10-13: Chicago WGN-AM morning host Spike O'Dell goes public with his retirement plans; tells listeners he'll step down in mid December.
2008-10-13: CBS closes Orange County and Long Bearch news bureaus, lays off anchors and reporters from KWFB-AM & KNX-AM.
2008-10-13: Absolute Radio - the former UK Virgin Radio - launches re-branding campaign centred round character of a dwarf security guard at its studios.
2008-10-13: US National Association of Broadcasters appoints Janet McGregor as COO and CFO.
2008-10-14: Westwood One shares plummet amid refinancing fears.
2008-10-14: Laser Broadcasting lays off staff ahead of winding-up hearing to be held today.
2008-10-14: Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin says the company will become the most successful company in the audio entertainment industry.
2008-10-14: Still no word from remaining partners in UK Digital 4 consortium as to whether it will survive withdrawal of Channel 4, which owned 55%.
2008-10-15: TargetSpot buys online radio rep firm Ronning Lipset Radio.
2008-10-15: Sky News Radio takes Independent Radio News contract from Independent Television News, the supplier for 16 years.
2008-10-15: More layoffs in US, where Sirius-XM cuts leaked early, and UK
2008-10-15: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-10-16: UK media regulator upholds no radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2008-10-16: Latest UK radio ratings show overall listening steady but commercial radio regains share from BBC and Global Radio reports good news as Capital FM breakfast team go back to top of London commercial ratings.
2008-10-17: Australian Broadcasting Corporation drops a number of flagship shows in 2009 Radio National line-up.
2008-10-17: Entercom latest large US radio company to lay off people.
2008-10-17: WorldSpace files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Sirius XM asks for flexibility to increase or decrease issued shares to meet potential re-financing or delisting problems; and other US radio business.
2008-10-18: Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 32,000 penalties on SBS over broadcast of prank phone call without permission of person called.
2008-10-19: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-10-20: US radio revenues in September down 8% on a year ago according to US Radio Advertising Bureau.
2008-10-20: Sunrise Radio puts two small London stations up for sale.
2008-10-20: Westwood One ousts Thomas Beusse as President and CEO: CFO Rod Sherwood adds title of President.
2008-10-21: Arbitron third quarter net income marginally down but revenues are up nearly 10%.
2008-10-21: UK Channel 4 Chief Executive says its aborted digital radio venture may have cost it around GBP 9 million.
2008-10-21: Clear Channel Radio, which had already signed long-term deals with its chief executive and executive management team, locks in a number of senior programming executives.
2008-10-22: Bankruptcy Court allows WorldSpace access to Debtor in Possession financing to enable it to keep going while it restructures or sells its assets.
2008-10-22: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-10-23: BBC Radio 3 to introduce Composers of the Year next year in what it is terming its most ambitious year of classical music programming.
2008-10-23: WorldSpace in India planning to go ahead with revamp despite parent's bankruptcy.
2008-10-23: Merseyside Travel inaugurates train named after late British DJ John Peel.
2008-10-23: Radio One Inc. fails to meet NASDAQ requirements for listing of its D shares but - along with other companies - gets a reprieve as the market opts to take no compliance action until January next year because of current economic turmoil.
2008-10-24: Erich "Mancow" Muller, who was dropped by Emmis in 2006, to return to Chicago radio for Citadel.
2008-10-24: Guardian Media Group Radio chief executive John Myers to step down next year.
2008-10-24: Corus Entertainment reports "strong" 2008 with net income up 21% on revenues up 2%
2008-10-24: Interep looks set to close down after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
2008-10-25: Australian Communications and Media Authority seeks comments on amendments to its original digital radio plans including power increase from maximum 12.5kW to 50kW.
2008-10-26: BBC Radio 2 hosts Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross under fire for broadcast of lewd calls they left on actor's answer phone.
2008-10-26: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2008-10-27: BBC apologizes for what it terms "unacceptable and offensive" comments made by Radio 2 hosts Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross and left on actor's answer phone.
2008-10-28: WorldSpace receives NASDAQ delisting notice: it says it will not appeal and expects listing to end on Oct 30.
2008-10-28: Mexican Radio company Grupo Radio reports third quarter revenues up 15% on a year ago with net income up nearly a third.
2008-10-28: Pressures mount on BBC to take action over crude calls made by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross as complaints to the Corporation mount and BBC Trust and Ofcom investigate the incident.
2008-10-29: Wall Street Journal says New York State Attorney General may target Arbitron executives over stock sales.
2008-10-29: Liquidator sells five of Laser Broadcasting's nine stations/UTV puts Edinburgh Talk107 up for sale.
2008-10-29: Greater Media President and CEO Peter Smyth adds chairman of board to his role/ William Saurer takes over from James Donahoe as Millennium Radio Group President and CEO.
2008-10-29: Russell Brand resigns from his BBC Radio 2 show after Director General suspends him and Jonathan Ross - complaints had neared 30,000 before suspension.
2008-10-30: Our weekly look at print comment on radio plus listening suggestions.
2008-10-30: Spanish Broadcasting System, like Radio 1, gets de-listing reprieve until January because of market conditions/pays note back early.
2008-10-30: UK media regulator upholds one radio complaint in its latest bulletin.
2008-10-30: Lesley Douglas, Controller, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Popular Music, resigns and Jonathan Ross is suspended for 12 weeks without pay in wake of row over crude remarks aired on Russell Brand Show.
2008-10-30: Astral Media and CBS results -12th year of growth for the former and impairment charge takes latter into heavy loss.
2008-10-31: Induction of Focus on the Family in US National Radio Hall of Fame criticized and defended in Chicago Sun-Times op-eds.
2008-10-31: Federal Communications Commission agrees USD 85,000 consent decree with Beasley Broadcast to settle indecent broadcasts complaints.
2008-10-31: BBC Director General reveals that former BBC Radio 2 Controller Lesley Douglas was aware of crude phone calls made by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand in advance of their broadcast.
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