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December 2002

2002-12-01: BBC World Service announces series on trafficking in human beings.
2002-12-01: Allan Waters, founder of Canadian broadcaster CHUM steps down as chairman and president after being at company helm for nearly half a century.

2002-12-01: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-12-02: BBC World Service competition to find "world's most popular song" turns up regional variations with Tamil song currently in the lead.
2002-12-02: Energy-saving light bulbs given away in UK city cause interference.
2002-12-02 : Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2002-12-03 :
BBC to move sports presenter Aasmah Mir to Weekend News slot left vacant by Caroline Feraday's move to LBC.
2002-12-03 : US Federal Communications Commission reduces from USD11,200 to USD 8,800 fines relating to tower offences on North Carolina broadcaster.
2002-12-03 : BBC admits that cramming extra channels into its digital multiplex has degraded the technical quality of channels first on air.
2002-12-03 : US radio advertising revenues up 13% in October compared to last year in eighth straight month of increases.

2002-12-04 : Woman former employee accuses London black music station Choice FM of sexual discrimination, constructive dismissal and victimization.
2002-12-04 : Latest Australian ratings - good news for 2GB and host Alan Jones, less so for 2UE talk rival.
2002-12-04 : UK Virgin radio swaps breakfast and drivetime hosts as ratings go badly.
2002-12-04 : Irish regulator responds to criticism of its Carlow/Kilkenny franchise award.
2002-12-04 : UK Guardian Media Group sells on Clear Channel Radio Sales unit that it acquired last month.
2002-12-04 : Jonathan Adelstein finally sworn in as US Federal Communications Commissioner.
2002-12-05 : BBC releases details of New Year's programmes for Radio 1 and lack music digital channel 1Xtra.
2002-12-05 : Entravision switches Las Vegas 105.1 FM station to regional Mexican format a week after moving Super Estralla format from the frequency to more powerful FM signal.
2002-12-05 : UK Chrysalis Group makes more signings for re-launch of its LBC news-talk station in January.
2002-12-05 : Infinity ousts three senior executives and appoints three new regional Vice-presidents/Westwood One restructures debt with USD200 million private placing of long term notes.
2002-12-06 : MUSICMATCH's Artist match takes top station spot in latest Arbitron-Measurecast Internet ratings.
2002-12-06 : EMAP recruits former Capital group programme director Richard Park as a consultant for its Magic FM station.
2002-12-06 : Arbitron to extend Portable People Meter trials to end of March 2003.
2002-12-06 : UK GWR chairman calls on British Government to continue system of giving automatic analogue licence renewal for stations contributing a signal on relevant digital multiplex.
2002-12-06 : US Federal Communications Commission to hold public hearings over ownership regulation in Virginia in February.
2002-12-07 : Chicago public station WBEZ-FM takes over operations of Loyola University station WLUW-FM.
2002-12-07 : UK Chrysalis to simulcast its new station LBC News signal on its LBC AM frequency from December 24 until re-launch of LBC talk format on the FM frequency on January 6.
2002-12-07 : Canadian broadcaster CHUM settles dispute with Paul Romanuk, one of two big names who lost their jobs when it folded its sports network but remains in dispute with the other, Jim van Horne.
2002-12-07 : Merrill Lynch analyst says antitrust concerns may delay Univision takeover of Hispanic Broadcasting by two months and also suggests it may have to dispose of some of its holding in Entravision.
2002-12-08 : Former Cicero, Illinois, town president , subsequently found to have been involved in scheme to steal USD 12 million from the town,drops defamation lawsuit against Chicago shock-jock Erich "Mancow" Muller.
2002-12-08 : Clear Channel orders removal of poster of morning host, the Radio Chick, topless with hands covering her breasts.
2002-12-08: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.

2002-12-09: Dublin to get new radio station for ethnic communities.
2002-12-09: Connecticut radio veteran Bob Steele dies aged 91.
2002-12-09: US newspaper group Gannett expected to be purchasers of publishing arm that SMG is selling to reduce its debt.
2002-12-09: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
XM satellite shares jump 14% after it announced deal for receivers in Avis rental vehicles.
2002-12-10: London black station Choice FM agrees settlement with dormer production assistant who had accused it of sex discrimination, constructive dismissal and victimization
2002-12-10: Fired St. Louis talk host Charles Jaco reaches settlement with Infinity's WMOX-AM.
2002-12-10: British journalist and broadcasting executive Peter Thornton dies aged 57.
2002-12-10: Miami Herald reports that "payola" is rife in Spanish-language radio.
2002-12-10: Interep chairman and CEO delivers upbeat report on US radio to 30th UBS Warburg media conference.
XM Satellite Radio portable receiver due in shops next week.
2002-12-11: BBC hires Colin Murray for launch of replacement show for Radio 1's Evening Session in the New Year.
2002-12-11: UTV in bit for Lite FM, Dublin.
2002-12-11: Protesters opposed to dropping of underwriting support for Boston public station WBUR-FM because of its Mid East cover, stage protest outside bookshop owned by company that led the action.
2002-12-11: Mel Karmazin now likely to remain with Viacom according to reports.
2002-12-11: World advertising spend expected to rise healthily over next three years according to ZenithOptimedia.

2002-12-12: US Federal Communications Commission drops USD24, 000 penalty on Florida broadcaster for tower-related violations after it points out that it had already sold the licence with FCC approval.
2002-12-12: UK Access Radio scheme to be extended.
2002-12-12: Emmis agrees extension for its Hungarian licences and settles with Hungarian government/ in New York appoints Barry Mayo as SVP/Market Manager to succeed Judy Ellis.
2002-12-12: Montréal -headquartered Astral Media reports record revenues and earnings from continuing operations for 2002 year.

2002-12-13: Arbitron's RADAR 75 network radio report initial results show wealthier Americans still listen to radio more than poorer Americans.
2002-12-13: UK Guardian Media Group swaps shareholding in Oneword national digital speech radio for share in UBC Media, which will now own 50% of Oneword.
2002-12-13: US Federal Communications Commission starts consideration of allocating further spectrum for unlicensed devices such as cordless phones, wireless computer connections and so on.

2002-12-14: MUSICMATCH tops both station and network ranks in latest Arbitron-MeasureCast Internet ratings.
2002-12-14: US Federal Communications Commission proposes USD24, 000 fine for indecency offences on Massachusetts Spanish language station's morning show.
2002-12-14: DJ Tony Blackburn to leave Capital Gold to host breakfast show on rival golden oldies Classic Gold network.
2002-12-14: US Justice Department antitrust division reported to have accepted that radio and TV advertising are separate in considering Univision takeover of Hispanic Broadcasting, thus removing significant obstacle to the deal.

2002-12-15: BBC launches latest digital channel, speech, comedy and drama BBC7, and also marks World Service 70th anniversary with live birthday programme featuring concerts from five cities around the world.

2002-12-15: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-12-16: Los Angeles DJ Bruce Vidal and Chicago veteran broadcaster John J Weigel die/ Green Thumb hosts George "Doc" and Kay Abraham broadcast their last radio show after half a century.
2002-12-16: US National Public Radio showcases new comedy drama segments on Morning Edition this week.
2002-12-16: Tony Hancock tops BBC7 poll to find best ever comedian with radio stars dominating the list.
2002-12-16: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
Eastlan says it is to retain programme and personality information that Arbitron is to drop from its service.
2002-12-17: Bloomberg closes is 24-hour business radio channel on British national digital multiplex.
2002-12-17: Disney/ABC keeps three networks in top five in Arbitron's RADAR 75 ratings.
2002-12-17: BBC picks comparatively unknown regional DJ to host its new chart show that is to debut next year against competition from two commercial radio chart shows.
2002-12-17: St. Louis Post-Dispatch report on product promising weight loss without change of diet or exercise regime says Federal Trade Commission could take action against radio companies carrying the adverts and hosts endorsing the product as well as the company involved.
First Arbitron-MeasureCast monthly Internet ratings show MUSICMATCH Artist match as top station and Clear Channel as top network in November.
2002-12-18: Long time Bay Area DJ Rick Chase found dead at his home, aged 45.
2002-12-18: DMG-RG Capital deal in Gosford, New South Wales, falls apart.
2002-12-18: Citadel names Judy Ellis as its new COO when she leaves Emmis next year/ US radio deals.

2002-12-19: US Public Radio wins two silver batons in this year's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.
2002-12-19: BBC World Service radio marks its 70th anniversary.
2002-12-19: Cumulus opts not to hire independent record producer as employee to handle song promotions with record labels.
2002-12-19: Veteran broadcaster Brian Hayes to rejoin LBC/ Chris Tarrant denies he s too old to relate to young listeners as Capital signs GBP6 million sponsorship deal with Kellogg's cornflakes for his breakfast show and other shows.

2002-12-20: BBC awards GBP252 million contract for refurbishing its Broadcasting House premises in London to Bovis.
2002-12-20: Cumulus Oregon station drops Michael Savage syndicated show following protests from University of Oregon but says the decision is not linked to the protests.
2002-12-20: UK Radio Authority considering complaints about late-night LBC host.
2002-12-20: British government warns those who support pirate stations of severe penalties leading Manchester nightclub to cancel party for pirate station.
2002-12-20: More US radio deals including Clear Channel Seattle acquisition and Honolulu cluster sale.
2002-12-21: Latest Arbitron-MeasureCast Internet ratings show two holiday channels in top 25 and Clear Channel regaining its network ratings crown.
2002-12-21: More US radio deals.
2002-12-21: Nova Scotia radio host jailed for armed robberies/Quebec host amongst men arrested in connection with teenage prostitution ring.
2002-12-21: BBC veteran Sir Jimmy Young tells listeners as he finishes his last JY show after 50 years with the Corporation that he was forced out.
2002-12-22: Body of estranged mother of conservative US talk host Dr Laura Schlessinger found at her Beverley Hills condominium.
2002-12-22: Irish song " A Nation Once Again" tops BBC world service listener's World top ten.
2002-12-22: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-12-23: Irish national commercial station Today FM expected to make profit of USD2.45 million in current financial year.
2002-12-23: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2002-12-24: Former hacker Kevin Mitnick to get back his ham radio licence/ former Evergreen Media CEO Scott Ginsburg escapes USD 1 million penalty but FCC upholds two of its penalties, although it reduces one on a New York State radio company.
2002-12-24: SMG confirms sale of its publishing arm to Gannett.
2002-12-24: XM Satellite Radio arranges USD 450 million of financing that it says should see it through to break-even.
2002-12-25: Michigan pirate FM operater escapes USD 10,000 penalty because he can't pay.
2002-12-25: Big City Radio sells three LA stations to Entravision for USD137 million/ more US station sales.
2002-12-26: Film and Television Institute of India to launch community radio station.
2002-12-26: Electronic billboards to be tried out in California that listen in to automobile radios then change adverts to fit profiles of most popular stations being listened to by drivers.
2002-12-27: Look at former Kansas State University agricultural radio station KKSU-AM, closed down a month ago as result of deal over sports rights.
2002-12-27: US National Public Radio's drama-comedy "I'd Rather Eat Pants" adjudged worthy try but not a success.
2002-12-27: MUSICMATCH keeps top station spot and adds two Christmas channels in top ten to its tally in latest Arbitron-MeasureCast Internet ratings.
Lakeshore Media to pay USD 4 million for Florida FM and AM duo.
2002-12-28: BBC announces special programmes to mark 60th anniversary of religious broadcasting by the Corporation.
2002-12-28: Clear Channel ousts Steve Smith as second in command of its Entertainment division and also dump's division's PR staff.
2002-12-28: FCC says it issued Notices of Apparent Liability totaling USD271, 000 in November, more than USD 200, 000 in connection with safety-related offences.

Digital radio in Canada held back by different systems in US and Canada.
2002-12-29: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.

2002-12-30: Mexican government backs radio series to give potential migrants "unvarnished" view of the hardships they might face in the US.
2002-12-30: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

California Farsi (Iranian language) station becomes prime forum for immigrants following December detentions.
2002-12-31: BBC Radio 1 drops tape in favour of computer system, a move to be introduced to all BBC networks during 2003.
2002-12-31: 2003 likely to see greatest changes in media regulation in US since 1996 Telecommunications Act that allowed development of today's broadcasting conglomerates.

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November 2002

2002-11-01: Latest MeasureCast ratings show very slight fall in listening and Virgin FM regaining top station rank.
2002-11-01: UK grants 26 special radio licences for Ramadan broadcasts.
2002-11-01: US Federal Communications Commission chairman argues that much spectrum is currently not used and calls for "new spectrum policy paradigm that is rooted in modern-day technologies and markets."
2002-11-01: Latest bulletin from British watchdog, the Broadcasting Standards Commission, shows more rulings against radio than in previous bulletin.
2002-11-01: Third quarter US radio results from Entercom and Westwood One.

2002-11-02: Australian Broadcasting Authority launches investigation concerning changes in ownership of Sydney stations 2GB and 2CH.
2002-11-02: Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 21,000 fine on Emmis for indecency offences and further USD 25, 000 on other broadcasters for technical offences.
2002-11-02: DMG buys owner of new Nambour licence in Queensland, Australia.
2002-11-02: NextMedia picks up Saginaw deal in Michigan, dropped by Cumulus.
2002-11-02: Third quarter US radio results from Hispanic,Interep and Regent.
2002-11-03: Latest BBC Complaints Unit quarterly bulletin.
2002-11-03: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-11-04: Chicago WBBM-FM dumps night time DJ Julian Jumpin Perez.
2002-11-04: US National Public Radio opens its new West Coast production centre in Culver City.
2002-11-04: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2002-11-05: BBC Wiltshire sound to be split into BBC Radio Swindon and BBC Radio Wiltshire stations.
2002-11-05: David Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS TV to be aired on Infinity radio stations in main US cities.
2002-11-05: UK Chrysalis hires Caroline Feraday from BBC Radio Five Live as drivetime host for its LBC station.
2002-11-05: Hispanic Broadcasting announces completion of purchase of five stations in New Mexico.

2002-11-06: BBC Asian network appoints Literary Manager at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, as the first editor for its daily Asian radio soap opera, which is due to air in 2004.
2002-11-06: Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications, which houses the Radio Hall of Fame, to move to new larger premises in 2004.
2002-11-06: BBC Radio Five Live appoints former BBC Radio 1 controller Matthew Bannister to host its late night show.
2002-11-06: Debt-ridden Big City Radio puts its remaining 12 stations up for sale.
2002-11-07: Arbitron says it may move PPM tests from Philadelphia for next phase.
2002-11-07: US Federal Communications Commission extends by a month deadline for comment on media ownership but Democrat Commissioner says time given is trill inadequate.
2002-11-07: Veteran DJ Sir Jimmy Young to leave BBC after 50 years, Chris Tarrant reported to be going to work only half-time for Capital FM.
2002-11-07: Cumulus Q3 results and UK radio business.
2002-11-08: Former US Federal Communications Commission Gloria Tristani heavily defeated in bid to get in US Senate.
2002-11-08: Arbitron takes over MeasureCast's Internet ratings service and folds it into its own webcasting service.
2002-11-08: Viacom chairman and chief executive Sumner Redstone sees British Prime Minister and discusses British communications bill.
2002-11-08: More US radio business and FCC fines including Entercom and Salem results.
2002-11-09: LBC axes breakfast show hosts in advance of Chrysalis re-launch of station.
2002-11-09: Ford to offer digital radio as option in all models in UK from January.
2002-11-09: US Federal Communications Commission issues new equality of opportunity (EEO) rules/ broadcasters give them cautious welcome.
2002-11-09: More US radio deals and results.

2002-11-10: US religious broadcasters and recording companies reported in talk about compromise deal on streaming royalties.
2002-11-10: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-11-11: UK newspaper says Britain could get up to 300 low-power "Access" stations under government plans.
2002-11-11: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

2002-11-12: Latest US figures show slightly fewer AM stations and more FM's since previous quarter.
2002-11-12: Look at fight to turn round LBC by Chrysalis and to reverse its declining fortunes by Capital FM.
2002-11-12: Clear Channel drops out of deal to buy Michigan station following decision to hold regulatory hearing about ownership concentration concerns.
2002-11-12: Australian Broadcasting Authority sets terms for investigation into sponsorship of Alan Jones and John Laws talks shows in Sydney.
2002-11-12: UK radio advertising up for third consecutive quarter with particularly strong growth in sponsorship and promotions.

2002-11-13: Objectors to Australian radio station sale reported to have tried to suggest buyer has indirect link with al Qaeda.
2002-11-13: BBC to launch fifth new digital radio network this year on December 15.
2002-11-13: Latest Irish radio licence awards.
2002-11-13: UK EMAP turns GBP100 million loss in six months to September last year into GBP61 million profit this year but its radio division revenues and profits fall.
2002-11-13: Arbitron to introduce diary changes for programming entries/ also discusses Spanish-language ratings and gains new company for its RADAR network ratings service.

2002-11-14: BBC Radio 1 DJ Mark Goodier leaving to join Classic FM.
2002-11-14: UK Capital Radio expected to come under pressure about how it will reverse audio decline when it presents full year results today.
2002-11-14: Former AMFM CEO Jimmy de Castro resigns from America Online post.
2002-11-14: Australian regulator announces details of investigation into change in ownership control of two Sydney stations.
2002-11-14: US radio giant Clear Channel appoints Andrew W Levin as its Washington-based chief lobbyist.
2002-11-14: British commercial radio companies reported to have successfully lobbied for relaxation of radio ownership rules in government's Communications Bill.
2002-11-15: US Federal Communications Commission drops one USD 8,000 fine but reaffirms another.
2002-11-15: UK Capital Radio shares fall more than 13% on full year results.
2002-11-15: More US third quarter results and radio business -- most of the results were more a matter of reducing losses than making gains except for XM Satellite Radio, whose share fall nearly a quarter after its losses widened.
2002-11-15: British commercial radio companies generally welcome changes in draft communications bill that will ease regulation more than original draft.

2002-11-16: US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 15,000 fine on Pennsylvania station for tower violations.
2002-11-16: Jonathan Adelstein finally gets Senate approval for his nomination as US Federal Communications Commissioner.
2002-11-16: Sirius Satellite Radio follows XM in reporting more losses but markets react more calmly this time.
2002-11-16: US legislators pass Small Webcaster Settlement Act
allowing non-commercial and small webcasters to negotiate lower fees than those set for large webcasters.
2002-11-17: Clear Channel dropping talk format at KLAC-AM, Los Angeles, after a little over a year in favour of an updated adult contemporary format.

2002-11-17: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-11-18: Dan Moschetti, creator and host of the "Golf Guys Radio Show" dies.
2002-11-18: UK paper says that Clear Channel is preparing bids for UK Capital and GWR radio groups.
2002-11-18: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

2002-11-19: BBC London upsets fans of late night music shows by replacing them with extended chat show.
2002-11-19: Viacom to put KFWB-AM, Los Angeles talk station into a trust to allow parent Viacom to go ahead with purchase of KCAL-TV.
2002-11-19: Campaign to boost digital radio take-up launched in UK.
BBC appoints Kevin Marsh as editor of Radio 4 breakfast "Today" show/Capital FM hires BBC TV presenter Becky Jago as co-host for its breakfast show.
2002-11-19: US Federal Communications Commission issues USD28, 000 and confirms USD 10, 000 penalties for safety offences.
2002-11-19: British radio shares up following reports of interest by US radio giants.
UK Chrysalis Group continues staff buildup for re-launch of LBC talk station.
2002-11-20: UK GWR profits and shares down but it says it won't be on sale on the cheap to US companies.
2002-11-20: Spat between Future of Music Coalition and US National Association of Broadcasters about effects of deregulation on radio diversity continues to smoulder.
First Arbitron-MeasureCast weekly ratings show no major changes in rankings from former MeasureCast ratings.
2002-11-21: UK Commercial Radio Companies Associations reported to be preparing for legal injunction against two pirates should they be convicted again.
US Federal Communications Commission lifts red-flag to allow Regent to take over all of Brill Media's stations but Sen Feingold complains that in Wisconsin station transaction Clear Channel reduced power of an existing station just to by-pass FCC ownership restrictions.
2002-11-21: US Radio Advertising Bureau releases September figures, which show 17% rise in overall spending.

UK government publishes full draft Communications Bill/ US Federal Communications Commission releases its Equality of Opportunity proposals.
2002-11-22: US talk host Rush Limbaugh dismisses as a "whine" from a loser statement that comments on shows like his have led to rise in threats on Senate Minority leader Tom Daschle and family.
2002-11-22: Entercom gets waiver to allow it to continue operating eight stations in Kansas CIty for further three years/ revealse that it has put aside USD32.5 million in relation to takeover of KWOD-FM, Sacramento.
Jazz FM goes back to the top station rank in latest Arbitron-MeasureCast weekly Internet ratings.
2002-11-22: US Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Cop calls for FCC to reexamine its definition of indecency and the effect of deregulation on the "race to the bottom".

2002-11-22: Scottish Radio Holdings bucks British radio trend with strong full year and advertising up over past two months.
ABC Chicago talk station WLS-AM talk-news station staff told to screen out calls from people who sound "old".
2002-11-23: Arbitron announces stockholders' rights plan that would help it fend of any hostile takeover bids should they arise.
2002-11-23: Stockholm authorities say they intend to charge radio station for the cost of removing a condom that it draped over a 50 metre high obelisk in the Swedish capital.
2002-11-23: Pacifica Radio appeals for funds to put fifty-plus years of archive recordings on to compact discs.

2002-11-23: BBC considering reversion to separate editors for Radio 4 lunchtime and early evening shows when current editor of both moves to the channel's breakfast show.

Canadian regulator releases third annual look at state of Canadian broadcasting.
2002-11-24: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-11-25: WorldSpace adds three new Indian services to its AsiaStar bouquet/ to add US National Public Radio's "NPR Worldwide" to its premium satellite digital radio service.
2002-11-25: UK advertising campaign boosts demand for GBP99 (USD150) digital receiver beyond supply.
Loss-making Dublin country music station given in principle approval to move to Bray site of East Coast Radio to cut down its costs.
2002-11-25: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

2002-11-26: UK Capital Radio asks research group to find out why flagship Capital FM is losing audience.
2002-11-26: Article in Columbia Journalism Review leads to ending of deal that funded state money into cover of environmental issues on Philadelphia public radio station.
2002-11-26: US SoundExchange announces formal suspension of webcasting fees for small commercial webcasters until next month.
2002-11-26: Boost to British radio with strong results from Chrysalis and UBC Media.

2002-11-27: US Federal Communications Commission reduces fine on New York pirate from USD10,000 to USD1,000/ asks Georgia station to give reasons why its licence should not be revoked.
2002-11-27: Lisa Gordon, who became first woman director of a company on the London Stock Exchange when she joined Chrysalis, opts to leave and spend time with her young family.
2002-11-27: BBC Director of Radio and Music Jenny Abramsky delivers upbeat message about the state of British radio in annual James Cameron Memorial lecture.
2002-11-27: US radio advertising revenues predicted to grow by 10% annually until 2006/ more US radio deals.

2002-11-28: Latest Arbitron-MeasureCast Internet ratings show listening down and only significant change leap up from 12th to fourth station spot for sports-talk ESPN.
2002-11-28: BBC World Service to mark 70th anniversary next month with special concert and series of high-profile interviews with personalities including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, British Prime Minister, former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo and Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama.
2002-11-29: UK DMGT reports revenues down 1% but pre-tax profit up 3% in financial year/ reduced losses at DMG Radio Australia.
2002-11-29: Towson University station WTMD-FM, the least listened to of Baltimore's four public stations, to change format from Jazz to AAA
2002-11-29: UK Chrysalis hires breakfast hosts for re-launch of LBC in January.
2002-11-29: Veteran journalist and activist Don Rojas hired as general manager of Pacifica New York station WBAI-FM.
2002-11-29: British broadcasting watchdog received far fewer complaints in its latest bulletin and upholds only one against radio.
2002-11-30: Report of ban on older callers at Chicago WLS-AM sparks protest letters.
2002-11-30: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation creates Peter Gzowski internships in memory of late host.
2002-11-30: Entravision switches its Super Estrella contemporary Spanish hits format in Las Vegas from old 101.5 GM frequency to its more powerful 92.7 FM frequency.

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October 2002

2002-10-01: Three Indian Universities take up the idea of campus radio.
2002-10-01: UK government said to be removing anomaly in draft communications bill that would have denied broadcasters the right to appeal against the new super regulator's rulings.
2002-10-01: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty closes down its Czech-language service after 52 years of broadcasts,
2002-10-01: Ron Liddle moves out of post as editor of BBC Radio 4 flagship programme after row over his newspaper column
2002-10-02: New York Times profiles Michael Copps, currently the sole Democrat on the US Federal Communications Commission.
2002-10-02: UK Guardian characterizes last week's UK radio deals as start of consolidation in UK media.
2002-10-02: More US station deals.
2002-10-02: XM is just over target with 201, 500 subscribers by end of its third quarter.
2002-10-02: US Federal Communications Commission releases 12 media studies as part of its review of US media regulation.
2002-10-03: Motorola announces new digital technology that it says will significantly improve the quality of reception of existing AM and FM transmissions.
2002-10-03: UK Chrysalis Group starts search for new editorial director for re-launch of its newly-purchased LBC station.
2002-10-03: New Radio Group, headed by Mary Quass buys 22 stations from Marathon Media.

2002-10-03: US Federal Communications Commission issues default payment on Delta Radio which defaulted on final payment for Mississippi CP/says Family Broadcasting in the US Virgin Islands must show cause why its licences should not be revoked/ admonishes Missouri non-commercial station for carrying prohibited commercial messages.
2002-10-04: Latest MeasureCast Internet ratings show listening rebounding from fall of two weeks ago.
2002-10-04: FCC chairman Michael Powell says government should generally follow market rather than regulatory route.
2002-10-04: BBC starts search for new editor for BB Radio 4 breakfast show/Virgin radio looking for female co-presenter for its breakfast show.
2002-10-04: Emmis reports Q2 results better than forecast/other US and UK radio business.

2002-10-05: Corus Entertainment sets up Deep Sky company to create and sell radio adverts.
2002-10-05: UK Digital Radio Development Bureau hires PR company to push digital receivers in run-up to Christmas.
2002-10-05: US radio revenues up again in August for sixth consecutive month according to US Radio Advertising Bureau.

2002-10-06: Chicago radio veteran Libby Collins joins WAIT-AM as morning host on Monday, Oct 8.
2002-10-06: "Power of Hispanic Radio" event attracts some 250 executives.

2002-10-06: Phoenix DJ suspended following call to Darryl Kile's widow/Los Angeles station may face charges following "naked" walk stunt.
2002-10-06: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.

2002-10-07: Indian government said to be considering idea of allowing educational institute-based community stations to be set up without any licence fee.
2002-10-07: Russia revokes decree guaranteeing Radio Libery right to operate in the country.
2002-10-07: UK Express newspapers' owner said to be preparing bid for SMG's Virgin Radio.
2002-10-07: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2002-10-08: BBC launches 24-hour FM channel in Jamaica.
2002-10-08: Battle hotting up for UK breakfast audience.
2002-10-08: Music industry and small webcasters agree royalty payments deal but it is put at risk by issue of how payment is made to the musicians.
2002-10-09: Bruce Mittman steps down as president of New England FNX radio network.
2002-10-09: First community radio station launched in India.
2002-10-09: Phoenix station KUPD-FM fires DJ over prank call to widow asking for date.
2002-10-09: US House of Representatives passes small webcasters bill but other groups still concerned at implications.
2002-10-10: Production arm of UBM Media to create new chart show for UK commercial radio.
2002-10-10: Chicago classical station WFMT-FM to stops its Internet streaming from Monday because of royalty costs and uncertainties.
2002-10-10: UK Chrysalis appoints operations director Mark Flanagan as managing director of its newly-acquired LBC and News Direct stations in London.
2002-10-10: US Federal Communications Commission expected to give go-ahead for iBiquity digital radio system but its future may rest more on consumers and competition from satellite radio and chip makers than on the regulator.

2002-10-11: US planning to launch Farsi equivalent of Arabic station Radio Sawa to target Iran.
2002-10-11: US National Public Radio appoints new hosts for afternoon news magazine, All Things Considered.
2002-10-11: UK Chrysalis looking for talent to turn its LBC station into "most talked about" station in London.
2002-10-11: US Federal Communications Commission gives go-ahead for iBiquity digital radio system.
2002-10-12: Latest MeasureCast ratings show 6% rise in listening in final week of September.
2002-10-12: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) announces names for its new Radio 1 shows due to debut on October 14.
2002-10-12: Look at US radio business of past week including Big City Radio's troubles.
2002-10-13: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-10-13: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation names Peter Brown as host of its new Saturday morning Radio One show.

2002-10-14: First Radio Mirchi commercial FM in India reported to have captured nearly 85% of the audience in Indore in its first year.
2002-10-14: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2002-10-15: MeasureCast September rankings show Clear Channel with most listening and MUSICMATCH with most lsiteners; Virgin goes back to top of station rankings.
2002-10-15: Carlow/Kilkenny and County Kildare licences awarded in Ireland.
2002-10-15: Sirius Satellite Radio shares, which plunged on Friday when it announced delay in notes payment and financial re-structuring talks, recover most of their losses.
2002-10-15: UK Chrysalis Group announces appointment of Howard Hughes as morning news presenter for its recently-acquired LBC station.
2002-10-15: Webcasting problems in US as broadcasters appeal for stay in streaming royalties payments is rejected and Small Webcasters Bill is held up in Senate.
2002-10-16: US National Public Radio forces US Porn entrepreneur to cease putting output of affiliate station on her phone system for callers put on hold.
2002-10-16: Management reshuffle at US Chrysalis group after programme director quits to move to Australia.
2002-10-16:Arbitron September webcast ratings show Virgin Fm as number one channel and Live 365 as top ranked network.
2002-10-16: US merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson predicts strong radio performance over next few years.
2002-10-17: US Federal Communications Commission red flags Cumulus Flordia deal on concentration and share grounds.
2002-10-17: Bonneville fires Chicago WNND-FM programme director following poor Arbitrons.
2002-10-17: UK Capital Disney launches first chidlren's radio station in UK/drops UK TV policy of eschewing child-oriented advertising.
2002-10-17: Widespread US broadcasting industry support voiced for Senator John McCains "Telecommunications Ownership Diversity Act of 2002."
2002-10-17: US Radio Advertising Bureau board told September US radio revenues will be up 17% on a year ago when 9-11 attacks hit revenues.

2002-10-18: Latest MeasureCast Internet ratings show small fall in listening in first week of October.
2002-10-18: Los Angeles Times again takes up issue of airplay by radio stations and potential conflict of interest in Emmis Los Angeles Power 106.
2002-10-18: UK radio rating organization RAJAR, names new chairman/ continues testing metering systems.
2002-10-18: Arbitron reports third quarter revenues up 6% and net income up 20% compared to 2001.
2002-10-19: Emmis says its Power 106 Los Angeles station will publicize on air its links with rapper Shade Sheist following reports about giving him heavy air play.
2002-10-19: Sirius Satellite Radio announces refinancing deal to swap nearly all of its debts and preferred bonds for common stock and also sell more stock to fund it into 2004.
2002-10-19: Look at US radio business over past week..
2002-10-19: One Senator puts US small Webcasters bill on hold and could lead to demise of many webcasters from Sunday, October 20.
2002-10-20: Cox Radio becomes first large US broadcaster to decide to end payments to independent record promoters.
2002-10-20: Smaller US webcasters given stay of execution by recording industry, which says it will delay royalty payments, due today, until US Senate considers Small Webcasters Bill.
2002-10-20: US Federal Communications Commission releases details concerning decision to approve iBiquity's digital radio system.
2002-10-20: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.
2002-10-21: Pacifica Network keeps up the "tradition" of conflict between staff and management, this time at Los Angeles KPFK.
2002-10-21: UK Commercial radio companies continue lobbying for lighter ownership regulation in any market.
2002-10-21: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

2002-10-22: US Radio Advertising Bureau elects new chairman, vice-chairman and finance committee chairman.
2002-10-22: Children's radio station bid for London AM licence gets more support.
2002-10-22: US Registrar of Copyrights, who had already rejected broadcasters' appeal for delay in making royalty payments for streaming, gives same refusal to Internet-only Live 365.
2002-10-22: Arbitron announces Maximi$er Plus service for station clusters.

2002-10-23: UK Chrysalis continues talent build-up for LBC re-launch by hiring BBC Radio 5 Live deputy contrroller.
2002-10-23: Chicago WSCR-AM afternoon host Mike North agrees five-year-contract renewal for reported USD7.5 million.
2002-10-23: Canadian survey shows teenagers listening to radio least in the country, adult-contemporary as top format and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gaining share as listeners' education is higher.
2002-10-24: US Federal Communications Commission, which last month red-flagged part of the deal, gives go-ahead for Backyard Broadcasting to acquire Sabre Broadcasting and its 20 stations.
2002-10-24: Latest Irish ratings show new Dublin stations making little headway.
2002-10-24: In Australia, DMG Radio poaches Sydney executive from Austereo.
2002-10-24: Los Angeles Times report suggests that Clear Channel is using its clout to give its Mediabase subsidiary an advantage over rival Nielen's Broadcasting Data Systems in battle for the market in song airplay information.
2002-10-25: US late night host Art Bell announces that he is to retire at the end of this year.
2002-10-25: Latest UK radio ratings show Virgin and Capital FM doing badly, Heart FM eating into Capital breakfast audience in London, and BBC Radios 1, 3, and 4 doing while but BBC Radio 2 and Five Live losing listeners.

2002-10-25:US Federal Communications Commission upholds USD10,000 fine on Florida illegal station operator/ Australian Broadcasting Authority says breaches of its codes in 2001-2002 were down more than a third over previous year.
2002-10-25: Strong results for Viacom and Montreal-headquartered Astral Media/ US station deals.
Latest MeasureCast Internet ratings show listening down slightly and Internet-only stations outnumbering simulcast stations in the top 25.
2002-10-26: Webcaster Live365 takes it fight for a stay in royalty payments to the courts.
2002-10-26: BBC Radio 1 solicits songs from new acts for "OneMusic Unsigned Artist" week in January.
2002-10-26: DMG Radio Australia in stations swap and share purchase deal that will lead to its new Gosford FM station being jointly-owned with RG Capital.
UBC subsidiary Unique Interactive adds SMG to customers for its web-based interactive service allowing updating of text in digital radio signal.
2002-10-27: Look at licence news and regulatory issues of the past week.

2002-10-28: US National Public Radio to formally launch its California production centre, NPR West, on November 2.
2002-10-28: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.

2002-10-29: Long-time Toronto radio host Earl Warren dies aged 69.
2002-10-29: Storms keep most of Virgin's staff in Amsterdam early Monday/Capital radio loses two more hosts.
2002-10-29: Canadian broadcaster CHUM reports full year profits down nearly a fifth from 2001 and final quarter loss of some CAD 4 million (USD2.55 million).
2002-10-29: BBC launches its Asian network as national digital channel.
2002-10-29: Latest Veronis Suhler Stevenson Communications Industry Report shows radio leading way out of US adverts downturn.

2002-10-30: New York and Chicago public stations have strong fall pledge drives.
2002-10-30: US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD13,000 in fines on Mount Rushmore Broadcasting.
2002-10-30: UK Radio Authority issues its latest Programming and Advertising Review and Complaints Bulletin.
2002-10-30: UK Commercial Radio Lobby may have succeeded in getting more deregulation into Communications Bill.
2002-10-30: Clear Channel reports strong third quarter results.

2002-10-31: DJ slashed and shot in car park of station in Albany, New York.
2002-10-31: Canadian Watchdog rules that comments about some women needing " a slap in the face" breached its codes but jokes by another host about ethnic Chinese were just in bad taste.
2002-10-31: BBC raps DJ Chris Moyles over knuckles for comments made on air about rival.
2002-10-31: Latest Australian ratings show formerly top-rated Sydney 2UE slipping even further against talk rival 2GB.
2002-10-31: More third quarter US radio results - from Beasley, Cox, Radio One Inc and Saga.

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