2001 Q3 Archive
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2001-09-01: Scottish Radio Holdings lobbies for lighter Irish media regulation which would allow it to take over Today FM
2001-09-01: Supporters of WEVD-AM in New York hold vigil on eve of deal for format switch from alternative talk to carrying ESPN sports.
2001-09-01: BBC Today show apologizes to listeners but its editor reacts strongly to being hoaxed by former strongman.
2001-09-02: Standard Radio sells 13 former Telemedia radio stations in Ontario to Rogers Media and 15 former Telemedia stations in Alberta to Newcap.
2001-09-02: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-09-03: Ireland's Broadcasting Act 2001 now in force and regulator changes name to Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.
2001-09-03: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-09-04: Baltimore Sun feature on Radio One Inc.
2001-09-04: Crusading Filipino broadcaster reported kidnapped.
2001-09-04: Kent Messenger group adds another Kent radio station to its portfolio.
2001-09-05: US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD15000 fine on Phoenix station.
2001-09-05: US paper reports that Department of Justice is involved in low-profile anti-trust investigation of Clear Channel.
2001-09-05: WMAL-AM, Washington, D.C., line- up changes provoke speculation that Sean Hannity may be being groomed as Rush Limbaugh replacement on the station.
2001-09-06: Internet audience drops in run up to US Labor Day holiday according to MeasureCast.
2001-09-06: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland publishes summery of responses to its examination of country's media ownership regulations.
2001-09-06: Larry Lujack hands USD20000 back to Clear Channel.
2001-09-06: Total US advertising spend drops 6% in first half of year compared to 2000.
2001-09-07: Viacom re-jigs top management at four of its Infinity stations in Chicago.
2001-09-07: XM satellite radio "on target" for September 12 commercial service launch.
2001-09-07: UK Wireless Group bucks trend by increasing advertising revenue by 3.7% when industry average falls 7.2%.
2001-09-08: Hispanic Broadcasting pays USD34 million for four Phoenix, Arizona, stations.
2001-09-08: Former BBC director of radio turns pessimist over digital radio.
2001-09-08: NAB 2001 Radio Show in New Orleans suffers reduced attendance/ hears that advertising corner is turning/ call for radio to work with record companies over streaming and of more consolidation on the way.
2001-09-09: New US Federal Communications Commissioners comments suggest broadcasters need to take voluntary action or face harsher FCC rulings regarding indecency.
2001-09-09: WorldSpace to direct ten more satellite radio channels at India.
2001-09-09: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-09-10: UK scientists use radio soap opera to test human capabilities for voice recognition.
2001-09-10: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-09-11: UK Chrysalis Group radio performs well but company writes off nearly GBP10 million of its New Media spending.
2001-09-11: Austereo Group profits up this year but it forecasts future revenues to only increase slightly and end double digit growth it has recorded for past five years.
2001-09-12: Latest Measurecast monthly Internet ratings
2001-09-12: Scottish Media Group's profit falls by nearly a third in first six months of year compared to 2000.
2001-09-12: XM Satellite radio commercial launch delayed after US tragedy
2001-09-13: Latest Australian radio ratings.
2001-09-13: US struggles with horrors of Tuesday with some organizations getting back to work, others cancelling events.
2001-09-14: Measurecast revises its ratings by including log analysis in addition to its proprietary measuring software.
2001-09-14: Infinity radio re-jigs its Baltimore operations.
2001-09-14: US Federal Communications Commission starts steps to abandon or modify media cross ownership rules.
2001-09-15: Look at past week's radio deals in the US.
2001-09-15: British government approves five new digital radio channels for the BBC.
2001-09-15: Australian Muslims express concern over reporting of attacks on US/ seek legal advice over remarks by Sydney 2UE host Alan Jones.
2001-09-16: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-09-17: National US debut for Boston public radio station WBUR-FM midday show Here and Now.
2001-09-17: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-09-17: As US broadcasters get back to normal after horrific week, stock prices are expected to fall but surveys show value of traditional broadcasting for information: Most people watched TV but surveys show a tenth of Americans used the radio as their primary information source, only 3% preferring the Internet.
2001-09-18: New York WPAT-FM, which was taken off the air by the attack on the World Trade Centre, resumes broadcasts from Empire State Building.
2001-09-18: US market down and radio stocks by even more on first day of resumed trading in New York.
2001-09-19: Latest MeasureCast Internet ratings.
2001-09-19: US Satellite radio companies given go-ahead for terrestrial repeaters: XM sets commercial launch date for September 25.
2001-09-19: Analysts revise predictions for US radio downwards in wake of attack on New York and Washington.
2001-09-20: Host of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship arts programme, Radio National's Arts Today, to step down at end of year.
2001-09-20: Bubba the Love Sponge walks out - and then back in Florida.
2001-09-20: British Government appoints BBC vice-chairman and Goldman Sachs partner Gavyn Davies as new Chairman of the BBC.
2001-09-20: Clear Channel says list of "banned songs" following attacks on New York and Washington was no such thing, merely guidance to provoke thought about playlists.
2001-09-20: US authorities suspend routine tests of broadcasters emergency alarm systems until October following attack on US.
2001-09-21: BBC World Service boosts local language services to Afghanistan, surrounding countries and Middle East in wake of attacks in US.
2001-09-21: John Hopkins University finalizes details of sale of its public radio station WJHU-FM to local consortium.
2001-09-21: Radio One replies robustly to criticism that airing views supportive of Islam was supporting "terrorism"/Howard Stern comments criticized/ UK play lists altered in wake of attacks in US.
2001-09-22: US Federal Communications Commission red- flags Mapleton Communications deals in California and Oregon over concerns about ownership concentration.
2001-09-22: NTL Communications reconfirms intent to sell off broadcast transmission network which handles most of United Kingdom's commercial radio and television transmissions.
2001-09-22: North American radio stocks lose around a tenth of their value in first week of trading after attack in US; satellite companies drop by double that.
2001-09-23: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-09-24: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-09-24: Second week of trading following attacks on US starts with media stocks worldwide looking vulnerable to further downturn.
2001-09-25: US Radio Television News Directors' Association calls for lifting of ban on news helicopters imposed after Sept 11 attacks
2001-09-25: Chrysalis's Galaxy radio format to make London, UK, debut on restricted service licence station as part of campaign to raise awareness of digital services.
2001-09-25: Voice of America drops story on Afghan reactions to President Bush speech following administration pressure over inclusion of short segment of interview with Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
2001-09-25: US satellite radio makes its commercial debut with XM launch in Dallas-Forth Worth and San Diego.
2001-09-26: Latest Measurecast ratings show Sept 11th boost for News/Talk format but Internet listening down a bit and paltry audiences for online news stations compared to those for broadcasters.
2001-09-26: More US radio buys by Clear Channel and Mapleton.
2001-09-26: Brickbats for North American radio over Sept 11 attacks' cover.
2001-09-27: XM Satellite Radio halves predicted number of subscribers expected by end of this year.
2001-09-27: Arbitron releases results of second trial of its Portable People Meter audience measuring system.
2001-09-27: UK Guardian carries details of Voice of America interview with Taliban leader pulled from air following administration pressure.
2001-09-27: Emmis issues Q2 results/ downgrades expectations for rest of fiscal year following Sept 11 attacks.
2001-09-28: US National Association of Black Broadcasters told that there is move away from violent songs on US radio airwaves since September 11.
2001-09-28: More slowdown signs in latest figures from UK radio companies.
2001-09-28: Latest bulletin from UK watchdog, the Broadcasting Standards Commission, upholds four complaints against radio stations.
2001-09-29: New Jersey "Mom and Pop" radio stations reportedly on the block for USD20 million.
2001-09-29: Irish tourist body pulls US radio advertising campaign in wake of New York and Washington attacks.
2001-09-29: XM stock recovers most of losses suffered when Boeing disclosed faults with its satellite's solar panels.
2001-09-30: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-09-30: UK Radio Authority issues proposals for 2001 Code for commercial radio broadcasters.
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2001-08-01: No complaints against radio upheld in latest Bulletin from British broadcasting watchdog.
2001-08-01: IBM to supply new digital system for BBC World Service, which is still editing tapes by hand splicing.
2001-08-01: Internet listening up again says Measurecast: Its index is now 199 compared to 100 at start of 2001.
2001-08-01: Former British Broadcaster and BBC "Top Gear" producer John Walters dies.
2001-08-02: Look at latest BBC Programme Complaints bulletin.
2001-08-02: Veteran Chicago sportscaster Les Grobstein fired as overnight host by WSCR-AM.
2001-08-02: Former host Lionel Kelloway wins racial discrimination case against BBC Wales.
2001-08-02: Flood Tribunal hearings into award of Ireland's first national commercial radio licence.
2001-08-03: US Radio deals including agreement for WEVD-AM, New York, to become ESPN outlet.
2001-08-03: Latest British radio ratings show BBC losing a little share and Classic FM and Virgin increasing audience in commercial sector.
2001-08-03: US Second quarter results - Cox Radio and Radio One Inc.
2001-08-04: July Measurecast ratings show more streaming by terrestrial broadcasters, less by Internet-only webcasters.
2001-08-04: More US results -Hispanic and Disney.
2001-08-04: US judge rules royalty payments due for streamed terrestrial signal.
2001-08-05: British radio groups cut back on Internet activities.
2001-08-05: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-08-06: UK Office of Fair Trading finds Scottish Media Group 30% stake in Scottish Radio Holdings is not anti-competitive.
2001-08-06: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-08-07: Melbourne station rapped by Australian regulator over inadequately tagged paid political broadcast.
2001-08-07: Arbitron finally agrees radio ratings deal with Clear Channel.
2001-08-07: Doug Tracht -but not "Greaseman" stands in for Oliver North/ C. Gordon Liddy fails to appear on Ckear Channel's WTNT-AM.
2001-08-08: New CEO and CFO appointments at Clear Channel Radio.
2001-08-08: Measurecast latest ratings show Internet listening has more than doubled this year.
2001-08-08: More US second quarter results including Clear Channel, Cumulus, Entercom, Unica and Westwood One.
2001-08-09: Denver concert promoter launches anti-trust lawsuit against Clear Channel.
2001-08-09: Latest Australian show new Sydney FM station Nova exceeding its own forecasts to take 7.3% share.
2001-08-09: More US second quarter results - Salem, Beasley and Jones Networks
2001-08-10: Only 18 months after re-branding GLR London as London Live, BBC considering station name change again -- to "BBC London."
2001-08-10: Radio Advertising Bureau reports US radio advertising again down/more Q2 results.
2001-08-10: Australian Broadcasting Corporation to boost its regional radio output.
2001-08-10: US' most listened to radio voice, Paul Harvey, back on air briefly to thank listeners for concern over virus which damaged his vocal cords.
2001-08-11: iBiquity completes digital Fm tests/XM satellite radio starts its national advertising campaign.
2001-08-11: Irish authorities clamp down on pirate radio stations.
2001-08-12: BBC London Live breaks commercial radio stranglehold on live soccer commentary in UK capital.
2001-08-12: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-08-13: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-08-14: US advert-insertion company boosted by AFTRA dispute- now has more than 100 stations using its technology.
2001-08-14: Latino shock-jocks come under fire in the US.
2001-08-15: Sirius Satellite Radio says its to start service at end of year/ reports second quarter loss of $72.5million.
2001-08-15: Latest Irish radio ratings show commercial sector holding on to strong position.
2001-08-15: On air spat between BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 DJs delights UK tabloid newspapers.
2001-08-15: Latest Measurecast Ratings show Urban rhythm and blues doing well but no change in listening total.
2001-08-16: Radio One Inc fined £21500 and Infinity $8000
2001-08-16: DMG in Australia settles case concerning bogus letters denigrating it but there are no payments from Austereo.. the consultant carries the can.
2001-08-16: Proselytising US Christian network exploits rules to build -and knock public stations off the air.
2001-08-16: Milwaukee listeners have to listen to sound of crying baby.
2001-08-17: Classic FM chairman remains at top of British Media rich list but most radio people drop down (or out of) the list.
2001-08-17: Christopher Lydon, former host of US public radio show The Connection, to stand in for Jay Severin for two weeks at Boston commercial station.
2001-08-18: Look at US radio business deals of the past week.
2001-08-18: US Federal Communications Commission issues list of 230 more Low Power FM applications.
2001-08-19: Janet Dahl, wife of Chicago host Steve Dahl, settles lawsuit against another Chicago host, Erich "Mancow" Muller.
2001-08-19: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week~
2001-08-20: Scottish Media Holdings change auditors but says this is nothing to do with fall in value of its radio assets.
2001-08-20: BBC Radio 4 documentary draws attention to homophobic content in reggae song being aired on Radio 1.
2001-08-20: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-08-21: XM Satellite Radio to buy its Washington HQ building/ sponsors San Diego event in run up to next month's launch.
2001-08-21: More on US review of spectrum available for 3G use.
2001-08-22: Measurecast reports yet another jump in Internet listening.
2001-08-22: A week of returns to the airwaves for US hosts including Paul Harvey, Christopher Lydon and Gordon Liddy.
2001-08-22: Mid week round up of US radio deals.
2001-08-23: Management of US Pacifica Foundation goes onto the offensive against protestors who object to changes at the network.
2001-08-23: US broadcaster's organization calls for requests for terrestrial repeaters for satellite radio services to be rejected.
2001-08-24: More US deals including Clear Channel buy that would take it over 1200 stations.
2001-08-24: Agent for former Virgin breakfast host Chris Evans signs deal with its owners SMG, which bought Evan's media empire and later fired him.
2001-08-24: US Satelllite Radio companies respond to NAB call for them to be denied terrestrial repeater stations.
2001-08-25: US overnight host Art Bell to debut in London trial on Sunday, August 26.
2001-08-25: Judge in Bubba the Love Sponge boar killing and castration case recuses herself after his attorney's file motion saying she is fond of pigs.
2001-08-25: Sirius Satellite Radio announces deal with BMW for radios in new cars in 2002.
2001-08-25: Chicago-based US commentator Paul Harvey goes off air again/Chicago WZZN fires Kevin Matthews and his morning team.
2001-08-26: Four contestants burned by dry ice in misbegotten UK radio stunt.
2001-08-26: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-08-27: Sydney talk radio shake-up possible as rumours abound of Alan Jones moving from his top-rated 2UE Breakfast show to 2GB.
2001-08-27: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-08-28: Commissioner Gloria Tristani to leave US Federal Communications Commission on September 7.
2001-08-28: US radio giant Clear Channel announces re-organization into geographic divisions.
2001-08-29: Yet another substantial jump in Internet listening reported by Measurecast.
2001-08-29: Reports on two "public service" stations, WNYE-FM in New York whose ethnic language programmes are under threat, and Sydney "reading" station 2RPH.
2001-08-29: R&R reports that US commentator Paul Harvey will be back on air today.
2001-08-30: ABC Networks to syndicate New York host Sean Hannity throughout US from September 10.
2001-08-30: Two new commercial radio services proposed for Tasmania.
2001-08-30: UK digital consortium MXR launches its West Midlands multiplex combined with promotional campaign.
2001-08-30: Regent Communications agrees $40 million deal for seven Louisiana stations.
2001-08-31: Irish authorities claim to have closed most of the Republic's pirate radio stations.
2001-08-31: US Federal Communications Authority levies $140,000 fine./ Canadian Broadcast Standards Council rules against Howard Stern over "sexist" comments and abuse of a caller.
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2001-07-01: BBC dismisses as a "publicity stunt" the Radio Netherlands move to take over short wave frequencies the World Service is vacating today when it ends short wave transmissions to Australasia and North America.
2001-07-01: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-07-01: XM satellite infrastructure completed and second satellite is broadcasting.
2001-07-02: UK papers report that fired Virgin Radio Breakfast Host - and former owner - Chris Evans- is planning to sue for £10 million.
2001-07-02: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-07-03: Latest report from UK Broadcasting Standards Commission upholds only one complaint against radio compared to four in previous report.
2001-07-03: Russian prosecutors freeze deal which would have allowed Moscow "Echo" radio station staff to buy it.
2001-07-03: Arbitron radio ratings company to buy RADAR US networks ratings firm.
2001-07-04: Measurecast reports Internet audiences drop a little but no change at top of their rankings.
2001-07-04: Democrat Commissions Michael Copps and Gloria Tristani both attack Federal Communications Commission procedures in handling "indecency" complaints, noting in particular case where host is alleged to have commented on air about his having sex with a nine-year-old.
2001-07-05: New Republican FCC Commission Kevin J Martin sworn in.
2001-07-05: UK Virgin radio appointments and plans after Chris Evans firing
2001-07-05: US Federal Court rules that Non-commercial broadcasters are exempt from licence auctions when applying for spectrum in commercial frequencies.
2001-07-06: XM Satellite Radio launches new web site including more programming and guides on buying radios.
2001-07-06: Corus to buy Tri-Co Broadcasting's three stations in Cornwall, Ontario.
2001-07-06: Citadel formally appeals against fine for playing edited version of Eminem song/other FCC enforcement actions.
2001-07-06: Senior staff walk out of Moscow Echo Radio after court ruling gives control to Russian state-controlled energy company Gazprom.
2001-07-07: Los Angeles radio stations play it safer following recent FCC fines.
2001-07-07: BBC World Service annual report says it now has record weekly reach of 153 million listeners.
2001-07-08: News director of Voice of the Jungle Radio in Columbia is shot dead; His predecessor was shot dead in December last year.
2001-07-08: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-07-09: Big companies look to buy Oui, French Rock station of Virgin Radio.
2001-07-09: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media2001-07-10: XM Satellite Radio opens New York office and broadcast centre which like its Nashville sister will be linked to the main Washington Broadcast centre.
2001-07-10: UK Broadcasting watchdog in its annual report looks forward to planned new super-regulator, defends the idea of statutory regulation of content. 2001-07-11: BBC Scotland dumps two young DJs in favour of older host as it switches emphasis to older audience.
2001-07-11: Measurecast reports Internet listening almost halved on Independence Day
2001-07-11: UK Capital Radio reported likely to sell some licences, with buy-back option, to give itself more flexibility in advance of new legislation likely to lead to UK radio industry consolidation.
2001-07-11: XM Satellite Radio announces nationwide field test of its system in 20 US markets.
2001-07-12: Former Palm Beach co-host told by Florida judge she'll be fined $100,000 if she again breaches non-compete roder made with her former employer.
2001-07-12: Feature on mobile phones wins student radio award in UK.
2001-07-12: BBC Director General delivers keynote speech at UK Radio Festival - and talks of many things.
2001-07-12: US's "most-listened" to radio voice, Paul Harvey, to undergo vocal cord operation
2001-07-13: UK local radio host who won 3 Sony Gold Awards moves to London station.
2001-07-13: Standard buys more in Manitoba/Cumulus sells in Saginaw.
2001-07-14: Judge orders Clear Channel CEO to enter deposition in slander case brought against Toledo station WKVS-FM.
2001-07-14: British Government publishes Office of Communications Bill which would set up new super regulator of UK broadcasting and telecommunications industries.
2001-07-14: Baltimore Sun says John Hopkins University sale of WJHU-FM seems imminent.
2001-07-15: BBC brings back cult science fiction series Dr Who not as TV but as Internet audio programme.
2001-07-15: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-07-16: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-07-17: UK radio host Rush Limbaugh signs 8-year $285 million deal.
2001-07-17: Former TV presenter Carol Taylor is appointed as chair of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
2001-07-17: Austereo moves into Greece, buying three quarter share in Athens station.
2001-07-17: BBC Radio 1 pulls plug on "2001 Love Parade", which was to have been Britain's largest free music and dance festival of the year.
2001-07-18: MeasureCast reports another big jump in Internet listening which it says has now nearly doubled since the start of this year.
2001-07-18: Rusian energy giant agrees to sell some of its chares in Moscow Echo radio station to former Russian economics minister who hosts a show on the station.
2001-07-18: Clear Channel boss threatens to drop Arbitron Ratings service.
2001-07-19: US satellite radio companies announce more programming deals.
2001-07-19: BBC World Service Internet site wins "Webby" radio award.
2001-07-19: Arbitron spring ratings show Chicago newcomer stations doing well/ KROQ taking an English-language station back to the top in Los Angeles for the first time since 1995.
2001-07-20: BBC signs non-exclusive cricket commentary deal, leaving the door open for TalkSport to also buy rights.
2001-07-20: Australian publishing company buys half stake in two Melbourne radio stations.
2001-07-20: Arbitron revenues up in second quarter but net down partly due to spending on Portable People Meter/ first test PPM ratings released.
2001-07-21: Australian Broadcasting Authority facing legal action by one Muslim group after awarding country's first Muslim licence to another Muslim group
2001-07-21: UK Capital Radio breakfast host Chris Tarrant signs up for new contract.
2001-07-21: US Senate Committee adds extra money to President Bush's budget for the FCC but Congress votes for lower amount.
2001-07-22: Gordon Liddy fired in Washington WJFK-FM re-vamp.
2001-07-22: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-07-23: BBC Radio 2 to start weekly "Top Albums" show.
2001-07-23: University of Maryland close to $2 million a year with Infinity for rights to its sporting activities.
2001-07-23: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-07-24: Clear Channel fined $25000 for taking control of station without authorization.
2001-07-24: Digital radio price in UK could drop to £100.
2001-07-24: More radio business news in North America and UK.
2001-07-25: Internet listening again falls back according to Measurecast.
2001-07-25: Illinois Governor vetoes bill that would have barred non-compete clauses in the state.
2001-07-25: BBC, which cut out free croissants last year, now drops free biscuits, and cuts back on free tea and coffee.
2001-07-25: XM Satellite Radio announces details of its rollout and service plans.
2001-07-26: Saga Communications opens second quarter reporting in US radio with results as forecast.
2001-07-26: BBC plans to spend £400 million on developing its Broadcasting House HQ.
2001-07-26: Canadian broadcasting veteran Dick Gordon to be new host of The Connection on US public radio.
2001-07-27: Former vice president at Z Spanish Media fined and put on probation for failing to declare to tax authorities payments from record companies.
2001-07-27: UK Radio Authority complaints bulletin for second quarter shows fewer programming complaints made against UK Radio but more upheld than last year.
2001-07-27: More Canadian and US results show mixed fortunes for radio.
2001-07-28: Chicago hosts scene - "Mancow" Muller still to sign; Larry Lujack free to look for work; Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart sign long-term renewals.
2001-07-28: Australian publisher pulls out of deal to buy half share in Melbourne radio station.
2001-07-28: Second quarter results strong for Regent, weak for Interep.
2001-07-29: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2001-07-30: Look at radio related reports and columns in past week's print media.
2001-07-31: More US deals and Q2 results.
2001-07-31: Britain's national commercial sports radio station given permission for separate soccer programming for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
2001-07-31: Chicago shock-jock "Mancow" Muller back on air although new contract with Emmis is not yet finalized
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