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December 2005
2005-12-01: Clear Channel Chicago launches another competition with breast implants as a prize, four years after it said its KISS-FM, which has a large teenage audience, wouldn't run such contests again.
2005-12-01: UK Local Radio Bucks trend with 21% revenue increase - 2% like-for-like - in year to end of September/ Guardian Media Group to handle some of Saga station's sales.
2005-12-01: US National Association of Broadcasters launches "Radio: You Shouldn't Have to Pay for It"campaign.
2005-12-01: Financial Times say Disney has narrowed field of potential buyers of ABC Radio down to Cumulus, Entercom and equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
2005-12-01: US radio revenues down 7% year-on-year in October because of absence of political advertising this year.
2005-12-02: Australia to hold off tendering radio ratings service because of concerns about electronic measurement systems.
2005-12-02: At least four groups said to be interested in stations GCap has put up for sale.
2005-12-02: Korea launches world's first commercial DMB services.
2005-12-02: Clear Channel says it has no intention of selling stations.
2005-12-02: Sirius Canada launches its service.
2005-12-03: Australian Broadcasting Corporation takes all this year's "Walkley" awards, Australia's most prestigious journalism prizes.
2005-12-03: UK media regulator launches consultation on UBC request to "regionalize" its Classic Gold network.
2005-12-03: Clear Channel schedules spin-off of Entertainment Division for December 21 completion/Entercom rumoured to be winning bidder for ABC Radio.

2005-12-04: California amateur radio operator fined USD 21,000 after interfering with emergency communications.
2005-12-04: Emmis names interim CFO/Salem confirms guidance.
2005-12-04: New York media Summit hears call for radio to reinvent itself/Los Angeles conference told moves needed to boost HD radio sales.
2005-12-04: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-12-05: BBC Concert Orchestra teams up with leading UK black musicians for event to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 1Xtra.
2005-12-05: CHUM founder Allan Waters dies.
2005-12-05: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-12-06: UK regulator upholds no complaints against radio in latest Broadcast Bulletin.
2005-12-06: Shares in Viacom post-split companies go on preliminary sale.
2005-12-06: BBC Radios 1,2 and 4 completely off air for a while on Monday.
2005-12-06: Entercom's WWL-AM invites Rush Limbaugh to New Orleans to find the facts himself after his contentious remarks upset many in the city.
2005-12-06: Survey shows younger Americans prefer MP3 plays to radio for listening to music.
2005-12-07: WorldSpace adds sports channel to its Indian offerings.
2005-12-07: US Radio companies form HD Digital Alliance to promote introduction of iBiquity's HD digital radio in the US.
2005-12-07: Canadian Satellite Holdings files initial public offering.
2005-12-07: New DMG Vega stations fare poorly in latest Australian radio ratings.
2005-12-07: GCap Media chief executive says he doesn't care about stock price because his concern is long-term future of company.
2005-12-08: Irish regulator receives seven applications for community radio and TV licences.
2005-12-08: Canadian watchdog rules that comments about rival hosts aired on Quebec station breached industry codes.
2005-12-08: WorldSpace says it has topped 100,000 subscribers.
2005-12-08: UTV says in update that radio is set for growth but TV revenues are down.
2005-12-08: Astral Media increases dividend by half and announces share buyback scheme after making record profits.
2005-12-08: Infinity, NextMedia and Salem announce completion of acquisitions.
2005-12-09: BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Clarke to lose leg in cancer operation.
2005-12-09: American Forces Radio stars airing "progressive" talk shows from Al Franken and Ed Schultz.
2005-12-09: SMG says its broadcast operations are outperforming market and Virgin Radio is continuing to show strong growth.
2005-12-09: Latest figures show US gaining 42 more licensed radio stations in the third quarter.
2005-12-09: UK regulator advertises new licences for Kingston upon Hull and Newry/expected to receive around 20 bids for north-east regional licence.
2005-12-09: Westwood One president and CEO Shane Coppola resigns as company reduces forecast.
2005-12-09: Cumulus and Emmis reported out of bidding for ABC Radio.

2005-12-10: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) announces winners of its 2005 New Adventures In Broadcasting Awards.
2005-12-10: Bridge Ratings study shows Sirius web site outperforming that of rival XM.
2005-12-10: UK regulator receives 13 applications for new North East FM and five for Plymouth FM.
2005-12-10: Entercom reduces guidance, mainly because of effect of Hurricane Katrina.
2005-12-11: Australian Broadcasting Corporation published details of changes to its Radio National service in January.
2005-12-11: Leading Netherlands newspaper owner said to be in lead in bidding for Sky Radio, News Corporation's European radio operations.
2005-12-11: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-12-12: Indian campaign group urges extension of community radio.
2005-12-12: Large scale adoption of digital radio in Australia said to be at least a year to 18 months away.
2005-12-12: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-12-13: Tindle radio takes Ipswich licence against competition from seven other applicants.
2005-12-13: Clear Channel agrees to licence use of "Buzz" label from The Cromwell Group.
2005-12-13: Sale of stations owned by Douglas Lane, in jail for molesting a boy and possessing child pornography, is approved by FCC but shareholders are to get nothing.
2005-12-13: Viacom announces plans for USD 3 billion stock buyback in new "Viacom Inc" following split into two companies.
2005-12-13: Canadian Satellite Radio shares fall 10% on first day of trading but report says future is bright for satellite in Canada.
2005-12-14: UK MXR digital radio consortium launches DAB promotion for Christmas.
2005-12-14: Bank "buys" Clear Channel newsroom's name in Wisconsin.
2005-12-14: More satellite radio developments.
2005-12-14: Journalists' strike takes three Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs radio shows off air for a day.
2005-12-14: Federal Communications Commission reduces fine on Kansas FM from USD 34,000 to USD 15,500.
2005-12-14: UK Guardian's podcasts top charts in UK and US.
2005-12-14: Judge strictly limits questioning of Rush Limbaugh's doctors unless charges have been laid.
2005-12-15: US Senate committee expected to vote to confirm FCC nominee Deborah Tate and re-elect Michael J. Copps today.
2005-12-15: Various veteran radio hosts retiring or being replaced.
2005-12-15: BBC to end Home Truths programme, started in 1998 by late John Peel.
2005-12-15: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty forced out of Uzbekistan.
2005-12-15: Infinity to be re-branded CBS Radio.
2005-12-16: WorldSpace says it has nearly 45,000 customers in Chennai and has dented CD sales there.
2005-12-16: Charles River Broadcasting in exclusive talks with Greater Media over sale of classical station WRCB-FM.
2005-12-16: CHUM wants to amend its terrestrial subscription service licence to allow more foreign content.
2005-12-16: Australian commercial radio ending year on bright note with highest breakfast audiences for more than five years.

2005-12-16: Potential New York transport strike threatens Howard Sterns plans for parade farewell after his last terrestrial broadcast.

2005-12-17: Clear Channel names seven finalists from 34 submissions for a new radio ratings system.
2005-12-17: Howard Stern says good-bye to terrestrial airwaves.
2005-12-18: Latest Bridge Ratings study shows fewer Stern listeners intend to subscribe to Sirius than a month ago.
2005-12-18: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-12-19: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-12-20: Latest broadcast bulletin from Ofcom highlights last month's record fine on Manchester FM.
2005-12-20: Jack-FM ratings down in Toronto spurring rumour of format change.
2005-12-20: KTRS-AM, St Louis, dumps most of its air staff.
2005-12-20: Emap to re-launch London Kiss FM next year.
2005-12-20: ABC holds onto top two spots in RADAR 87 ratings.
2005-12-21: Prosecutor in Rush Limbaugh drugs case is made a judge.
2005-12-21: GCap Media licences archive programming to BBC in first such deal between the organizations.
2005-12-21: Westwood One signs up successor shows to Howard Stern.
2005-12-21: Irish state broadcaster to launch DAB trials at start of 2006 but Sweden halts expansion of DAB.
2005-12-21: Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 20,000 fine on four SBS California stations for breaches of equality of opportunity rules.
2005-12-22: GCap retains Capital FM breakfast and drivetime hosts for re-launch next month.
2005-12-22: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council reports record number of complaints in its 2004-5 annual report.
2005-12-22: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland receives 157 applications for funding in the first round of its Sound & Vision, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, more than half from radio.
2005-12-22: UK media regulator to release new spectrum to allow local digital radio over all the country and add another national commercial multiplex.

2005-12-23: Clear Channel drops veteran host Jerry Phillips as it closes its public affairs department in Washington, DC.
2005-12-23: BBC online listening in November up 2% on October and 62% on a year earlier.
2005-12-23: Arbitron reorganizes management of its Portable People Meter division.
2005-12-23: Broadcasters evaluate bids for new UK national commercial digital multiplex.
2005-12-23: US Senate confirms nominations to Federal Communications Commission of Republican Deborah T. Tate and for second term of Democrat Michael J. Copps.
2005-12-23: Clear Channel completes spin-off of Entertainment Division - its shares rise but that of new company fall.

2005-12-24: Spanish Broadcasting System says sale of two California stations to Styles Media is on track for completion at end of January.
2005-12-24: Broadcasts by BBC and Deutsche Welle taken off air in Moscow because of two different licence disputes.
2005-12-24: Radio station prank call leads to diplomatic ructions between Bolivia, Spain and the Vatican.
2005-12-24: Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 7,000 penalty on former licensee of Washington State AM for tower offences.
2005-12-24: Australian commercial radio revenues grow but profits fall in five years to 2003-04.
2005-12-25: Battle between authorities and unlicensed radio free brattleboro drawing to close as licensed low power FM due on air in Spring.
2005-12-25: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-12-26: WJMK,Washington, reported not prepared to sign up Redskins rights again unless price drops.
2005-12-26: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-12-27: New York Post says former reality-TV chef Rocco DiSpirito's whose radio show was set to replace Bob Grant in the afternoon drive slot next month on WOR--AM has left the station.
2005-12-27: Cincinnati radio veteran and talk radio pioneer Ted McKay dies aged 77.
2005-12-27: Times of London chooses he Freeplay Foundation, whose activities include the development and distribution of the Lifeline radio as its 2005 Christmas charity.
2005-12-27: "Killed by a Car", written for the United Nation's World Environment Day wins round three of Australia's Siren advertising awards.
2005-12-27: US Roman Catholics reported to be readying applications in anticipation of Federal Communications Commission's expected low-power FM window.

2005-12-28: Complaint about San Antonio Spanish-language station KROM-FM feature asking listeners to say where Border Patrol agents have been spotted leads to licence renewal delay.
2005-12-28: British Defence Secretary records one-hour show for broadcast to services' personnel serving overseas.
2005-12-28: Sirius passes three million subscribers.

2005-12-29: Madonna joins "Radio:You Hear it here first!" campaign.
2005-12-29: Judge reduces former Detroit host's award from more than USD 10 million to less than USD 1 million/ in another Detroit case former WDET listeners sue over station programming changes.
2005-12-29: Bridge Ratings says Howard Stern responsible for nearly three-fifths of most recent Sirius subscriptions.
2005-12-29: US radio revenues flat in November.
2005-12-30: Indian radio advertising in 2005 up 45% on a year earlier.
2005-12-30: XM announces further technically advanced services.
2005-12-30: US National Public Radio says its annual New Year's Music Special from New Orleans will be first live music broadcast from the city since Hurricane Katrina.

2005-12-31: GCap Media's Classic FM to devote 16 hours of New Years Day programming to Mozart.
2005-12-31: BBC Radio 4 farming "soap", "The Archers", marks 55th anniversary tomorrow.
2005-12-31: More US hosts out for New Year but San Francisco host Larry Kreuger, fired earlier, gets a new job.

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2005-11-01: Infinity buys all the display advertising in Ad Age to promote post-Howard Stern line-up.
2005-11-01: Australian Broadcasting Corporation fares badly in latest Australian ratings.
2005-11-01: Sunrise Communications claims to have lined up USD 1 billion for investment in broadcasting in post-Castro Cuba.
2005-11-01: Sirius extends exclusive deal with DaimlerChrysler until 2012.
2005-11-01: Clear Channel puts Earl Jones in charge in Chicago.
2005-11-01: Cumulus in partnership to buy Susquehanna media.
2005-11-02: Genex Communications seeks leave to appeal to Canadian Supreme Court against denial of licence renewal for its Quebec station CHOI-FM.
2005-11-02: US radio revenues up 2% in September.
2005-11-02: Veteran British actress Mary Wimbush - Julia Pargetter-Carmichael on Radio 4 soap The Archers - dies in Birmingham studios from stroke.
2005-11-02: Sirius revenues and subscriptions - and loss - up in third quarter.
2005-11-02: More US results - Saga and Viacom.
2005-11-03: UTV Radio appoints Phil Quartly as Commercial Director.
2005-11-03: Astral 2005 revenues up 6% on fiscal year 2004.
2005-11-03: Cox Radio third quarter results.
2005-11-03: Macquarie Media Group to invest in almost any form of media after it goes public.
2005-11-03: Sirius Canada gives details of 100 channels it will provide when it launches "in time for the holidays."
2005-11-04: WorldDAB changes logo and adds strapline to emphasis multimedia capabilities of Eureka 147 system.
2005-11-04: XM to broadcast monthly live radio drama/announces nominees for its first XM Nation Music Awards.
2005-11-04: Chicago-produced rock talk show "Sound Opinions" to move from Infinity to public radio.
2005-11-04: UK regulator Ofcom says anti-pirate broadcasts operation has driven 44 stations off air in London area.
2005-11-04: More North American radio results -Beasley, Canwest, Citadel, Entravision, Salem, Univision, Westwood One.
2005-11-04: US Federal Communications Commission extends emergency alert system rules to digital broadcasters.
2005-11-05: 2005 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony due tonight.
2005-11-05: Indecency and Obscenity complaints in US rise in third quarter after falls earlier in year.
2005-11-05: Former chairman of US Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, resigns from board ahead of report critical of his activities as chairman.
2005-11-05: Former Emap radio chief said to be leading private equity bid for GCap Media.
2005-11-05: More US radio results - Entercom, Radio One and Regent.
2005-11-06: Irish High Court upholds Dublin alternative rock licence award.
2005-11-06: Sirius launches raunchy cinema adverts promoting Howard Stern's move to the satellite station.
2005-11-06: Canadian regulator denies request to delay its radio review.
2005-11-06: UK Virgin breakfast team Pete and Geoff to split up.
2005-11-06: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-11-07: Garrison Keillor to move Prairie Home Companion shows away from Minneapolis' Fitzgerald Theater.
2005-11-07: New DMG Vega station in Sydney struggles to find audience.
2005-11-07: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-11-08: Fisher Communications third quarter revenues down but losses also trimmed.

2005-11-08: UK regulator upholds four radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2005-11-08: US radio personality Paul Harvey amongst those to receive 2005 Congressional Medal of Honour tomorrow.
2005-11-08: Payments to be made today to stockholders in former SBS Broadcasting S.A., taken over by private equity firms.
2005-11-08: Local bids win latest UK commercial FM licences.
2005-11-08: Infinity suspends Howard Stern for a day for over-promoting Sirius.

2005-11-09: US Federal Communications Commission reduces penalty on North Carolina non-commercial from USD 9,000 to USD 1,000.
2005-11-09: Four companies bid for new Shrewsbury FM in UK.
2005-11-09: Canadian Satellite Radio issues IPO prospectus/Sirius Canada to launch without Stern in lineup
2005-11-09: Australian Communications and Media Authority holds its first annual broadcasting conference.
2005-11-09: More US results Cumulus, Spanish Broadcasting System and WorldSpace.

2005-11-10: Canadian lobby group launches campaign calling on CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to resign.
2005-11-10: Florida judge reserves decision on allowing state to talk to Rush Limbaugh's doctors, hands to another judge decision on call for state to be held in contempt for releasing details of host's medical records.
2005-11-10: Australian regulator may restrict spectrum for analogue AM and digital VHF TV to boost digital radio services.
2005-11-10: Howard Stern back on air talks about his suspension.
2005-11-10: President Bush nominates Republican Deborah T. Tate and re-nominates Democrat Michael J. Copps as Federal Communications Commissioners.
2005-11-11: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland completes its review of ownership and control policy and is to advertise next round of radio licences from next month.
2005-11-11: Austereo and Southern Cross each record volatile Australian advertising environment.
2005-11-11: News International to close Sky Radio in Denmark because signal does not reach enough people.
2005-11-11: Viacom's split into two companies moves on as Federal Communications Commission approves transfer of more than a third of Infinity's licences to new CBS Broadcasting Inc.
2005-11-11: Waters family deny that they are interested in selling CHUM radio network.
2005-11-11: Drudge report says Disney ready to sell ABC Radio Networks with final bids due this week.
2005-11-12: UK regulator advertises new commercial FM for Rotherham/ awards seven more community licences.
2005-11-12: WorldSpace says it will spend USD 150 million in India over next two years.
2005-11-12: Smooth FM hires David Prever from LBC as breakfast host.
2005-11-12: Clear Channel prices its Outdoor IPO stock at USD 18.00.

2005-11-13: Bridge Ratings survey says podcasts can increase time spent listening to a station by 10-15%.
2005-11-13: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-11-14: America's first major podcasting conference in California.
2005-11-14: GCap Media said to be planning major changes including some disposals.
2005-11-14: New Zealand plans for digital radio.
2005-11-14: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-11-15: Connecticut State Attorney General to sue former college station president for allegedly diverting funds to his own use/ may refer matter for criminal proceedings.
2005-11-15: LBI radio revenues leap but TV impairment charge reduces net income.
2005-11-15: Entertainment Network India Limited, owner of Radio Mirchi stations, plans initial public offering/Indian state broadcaster All India Radio is without station directors at half its stations.
2005-11-15: WorldSpace signs deal for new satellite control system/XM launches marketing campaign/ Sirius new appointments.
2005-11-15: UK Chrysalis radio revenues down for 2005 but improved in current financial year.
2005-11-16: Fine on Montana FM trimmed from USD 6,000 to USD 4,000.
2005-11-16: Former Washington host Michael Graham, fired for comments about Muslims, gets afternoon show in Boston.
2005-11-16: Emap magazine spending takes profits down but radio revenues and operating profits are up.
2005-11-16: Interep reports revenues up but net income for third quarter is hit by difference in termination revenues/ other US radio business.
2005-11-17: Former Radio New Zealand chief reporter backs station's former head of News in her unjust dismissal claim.
2005-11-17: News/Talk/Information continues to grab highest listening in US - except at work where AC leads.
2005-11-17: Report says former US Corporation for Public Broadcasting chairman broke law as he bid to increase conservative presence on public airwaves.
2005-11-17: Macquarie Bank Initial Public Offering raises USD 684.2 million - at lower end of its forecast.
2005-11-18: Veteran US broadcaster Ralph Edwards, best known for his creation of the "Truth or Consequences" and "This is Your Life"dies aged 92.
2005-11-18: UTV to launch Talk107, Scotland's first talk format commercial station on February 14.
2005-11-18: APN News and Media forecasts in an update that its profits will be 13% to 15% higher this year than last.
2005-11-18: Canadian Satellite Radio says it will launch early next month and gives details of planned service.
2005-11-18: Republican US Federal Communications Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy has announced that she is to step down on December 9.
2005-11-19: Former US Corporation for Public Broadcasting chairman said to have boasted to White House aide Karl Rove bragging about his push for conservative programming.
2005-11-19: US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 18,000 penalty on Missouri FM.
2005-11-19: Veteran Australian broadcaster John Cargher records 2,000th edition of his "Singers of Renown" programme that he first hosted in April 1966.
2005-11-19: UK's digital radio infrastructure to be used for comparative test of mobile multimedia broadcasting.
2005-11-19: Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold introduces bill to curb cross-ownership of radio stations and concert venues.
2005-11-20: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) finds that four New South Wales community services breached conditions of their licence.
2005-11-20: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-11-21: Emap lays off 20 as integration with Scottish Radio Holdings proceeds.
2005-11-21: Indian government to ease restrictions on foreign investment in FM radio as interests are declared for second round of licences.
2005-11-21: Former BBC broadcaster John Timpson dies aged 77.
2005-11-21: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-11-22: Radio Australia launches in Tonga.
2005-11-22: UK regulator upholds no complaints against radio in latest broadcast bulletin.
2005-11-22: Clear Channel says 200 of its stations will broadcast HD signal by the end of this month.
2005-11-22: UK survey shows more people are now listening to digital radio via DAB than through TV platforms and Internet.
2005-11-23: XM Canada launches its service.
2005-11-23: US National Association of Broadcasters files opposition to low power AM proposal.
2005-11-23: WorldDAB elects UK radio executive Quentin Howard as its president.
2005-11-23: Warner Music agrees USD 5 million "payola" settlement with New York attorney general.
2005-11-24: UK media regulator Ofcom appoints Philip Graf as deputy chair to replace Philip Hooper.
2005-11-24: Indian state broadcaster revenues expected to top INR 10 billion this year.
2005-11-24: Latest Irish radio ratings.
2005-11-24: Former BBC Head of Radio light Entertainment Jonathan James--Moore dies aged 59.
2005-11-24: US recording industry campaigns for royalty payments from radio.
2005-11-25: Kashmir radio station aids survivors from Pakistan earthquake.
2005-11-25: Largest New South Wales commercial regional network drops Australian NRL rugby next year.
2005-11-25: UK regulator levies record fine on Manchester station for racist and other remarks.
2005-11-25: Shares in GCap Media drop nearly a fifth following poor interim results.
2005-11-26: Museum of Broadcast Communications gets grant to digitize military archives.
2005-11-26: Radio One Inc chief executive plans black radio talk network.
2005-11-26: GCap Media shares fall for second day amidst negative reaction to poor interim results.
2005-11-27: Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle expresses interest in Indian partnerships.
2005-11-27: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-11-28: More suggestions that share price fall could lead to bid for GCap Media.
2005-11-28: XM and Sirius ramp up their efforts.
2005-11-28: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-11-29: UK Guardian to join podcaster ranks with shows from comedian Ricky Gervais.
2005-11-29: Rush Limbaugh to add video to his podcasts to Rush 24/7 subscribers.
2005-11-29: BBC announces names of guest editors selected to edit Radio 4 breakfast show at end of year.
2005-11-29: Appointments at Australian Broadcasting Corporation including that to new Head of National Networks.
2005-11-29: Entercom's WWL-AM, which gained plaudits for its coverage of city's destruction, now acting as lifeline for evacuees.
2005-11-30: Australian Broadcasting Corporation appoints Adam Spencer as breakfast host for Sydney station ABC 702.
2005-11-30: BBC says it has now logged 250 million on-demand listening requests with online listening this year of 134 million hours.
2005-11-30: Senate Committee hears calls for level playing field for terrestrial broadcasters and cable and satellite companies.

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October 2005

2005-10-01: BBC announces plans for nine new digital radio transmitters that will add 12 million people to its national digital services.
2005-10-01: Minnesota Public Radio to finance WCAL-FM purchase with bonds issued by St Paul Port Authority.
2005-10-01: Negotiations in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dispute now under news blackout.
2005-10-01: Air America CEO says network is in strong financial shape.
2005-10-01: UK Radio Advertising Clearance Centre under attack for censoring advert on prostate cancer.
2005-10-02: Entravision successfully re-finances/original owner to buy back Boston WBIX-AM
2005-10-02: CHUM-Astral applies for significant reduction in Canadian content in its terrestrial audio subscription services whilst Canadian Satellite Radio and Sirius Canada formalize their applications including a slight increase in such content.
2005-10-02: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-10-03: Former BBC Radio 1 chart show DJ Wes Butters moving to Galaxy FM in Manchester.
2005-10-03: News blackout extended as Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dispute continues - poll amongst CBC staff plumps for settlement by October 11.
2005-10-03: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
: Abbey FM awarded new Barrow-in-Furness GM licence.
2005-10-04: XM adds further 620,000 listeners.
2005-10-04: Another former Capital executive leaves GCap/ breakfast show changes in London.
2005-10-04: Talks continue over details after tentative agreement reached to end Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lockout.
2005-10-04: US Radio Revenues up 2% on a year earlier for August.
2005-10-05: Broadcasting Complaints Commission of Ireland (BCCI) upholds no complaints against radio and only one against TV in September.
2005-10-05: Florida hearings in possible doctor-shopping case against Rush Limbaugh are transferred to a new judge.
2005-10-05: Toronto Globe and Mail reports that Canadians have missed CBC radio most during lockout of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) staff.
2005-10-05: Sirius says it added 360,000 subscribers in third quarter and now has more than 2.17 million.
2005-10-05: Macquarie Bank Group launches its new Macquarie Media Group
which is seeking to raise USD 708 million to 761 million in an initial public offering.
2005-10-05: Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays says "free" radio is at risk in US and calls for government to regulate satellite radio more and ease regulations on terrestrial radio.
2005-10-06: GCap makes more redundant at Capital 95.8 FM
2005-10-06: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Canadian Media Guild sign protocol of agreement - most locked-out employees to return to work next Tuesday.
2005-10-06: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sydney breakfast host Julie McCrossin resigns after only a month in the job.
2005-10-06: Viacom files details of its planned split.

2005-10-07: BBC online listening in August boosted by England's cricket success.
2005-10-07: Indian Broadcasting and Information Minister says he favours reviving licence fee for radio and TV sets to put public broadcasting on firm financial footing.
2005-10-07: Democrat Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein opposes further US media consolidation in Iowa meeting.
2005-10-07: Entercom's New Orleans' WWL-AM website selected for inclusion in The United States Library of Congress Web Preservation Project.
2005-10-07: BBC Director General says magazine report that its chairman called for firing of Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys is not true.
2005-10-08: Report says FM stations to boom in Middle East.
2005-10-08: Chicago Sun Times says Jonathon Brandmeier could be back at WLUP this month.
2005-10-08: Virgin Radio starts to offer news bulletins on demand.
2005-10-08: FCC launches new broadcast indecency section of its web site.
2005-10-08: New York Times says Susquehanna Media is close to a USD one billion plus deal to sell its radio stations to a investors including Cumulus Media/other US radio business.
2005-10-09: Former BBC London FM breakfast host Danny Baker is to return to the station in an afternoon slot from October 17.
2005-10-09: Long-time WGBH-FM classical host Ron Della Chiesa to give up his role as host of the Boston public station's Classics in the Morning in late November.
2005-10-09: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-10-10: Hyderabad gets part-time commercial FM.
2005-10-10: US interest group Public Knowledge says Recording Industry Association of America is trying again for digital radio broadcast flag legislation.
2005-10-10: Hopes reported that late D J John Peel's record collection could be bought by British Library.
2005-10-10: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week.
2005-10-11: British regulator upholds no radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2005-10-11: Jefferson Pilot merges with Lincoln National Corporation - says its Communications subsidiary will be retained.
2005-10-11: European antitrust regulators clear purchase of SBS Broadcasting SA by two private equity companies.
2005-10-11: Emmis President and CEO in Q&A says Katrina has slowed sale of its New Orleans TV station - also comments on future of its radio operations.
2005-10-11: Sirius hires from Infinity to programme Stern Channels/Sirius Canada appoints new President and CEO/ financial web site queries Sirius counting as subscriber a car with a subscription that has not been activated.
2005-10-12: US Federal Communications Commission upholds USD 8,000 fine on Alabama FM.
2005-10-12: Deaths reported of two pioneering North American female radio personalities.
2005-10-12: Formerly top ranked Sydney morning host John Laws loses a third of his regional syndication.
2005-10-12: BBC chairman tells Committee he did not seek dismissal of BBC Radio 4 breakfast presenter/BBC asks for licence fee increases 2.3% above inflation.
2005-10-12: Bridge Ratings says rate of decrease in listening to US terrestrial radio has declined although listening to other audio media is still increasing.
2005-10-12: Most Canadian Broadcasting Corporation staff back at work as following 9-1 vote to ratify agreement to end lockout.
2005-10-12: Clear Channel fires two, disciplines others following internal payola investigation.

2005-10-13: BBC Scotland puts its Glasgow Broadcasting House up for sale.
2005-10-13: Nassau Broadcasting sells seven stations to Access1 / other radio business.
2005-10-13: BBC accused of failing to consult recording industry before it offered free Beethoven downloads in June.
2005-10-13: Two WCKG employees arrested and charged after trying to wake up members of Los Angeles Angels team.
2005-10-14: New York Post names Clear Channel executives it says have been fired for payola offences.
2005-10-14: NextMedia sells Milwaukee station to Bustos Media/Washington state public station KUOW-FM buys KVSN-AM.
2005-10-14: New AC Rock station approved in Ontario.
2005-10-14: iBiquity launches limited analogue receiver trade-in programme on eBay to boost HD sales/ also introduces new designs & Frontier Silicon announces new DAB/FM module consuming much less power.
2005-10-15: BBC appoints Paul Schlesinger as Head of Radio Entertainment.
2005-10-15: New York Post says Infinity is getting short term boost as advertisers rush to Stern show for last days but longer term hit as they are not committing to replacement shows.
2005-10-15: Virgin Radio breakfast duo Pete and Geoff reported to be mulling over future at company in advance of move to drivetime to make way for Christian o'Connell.
2005-10-15: Australian radio revenues up 4.4% on a year ago in first fiscal quarter.
2005-10-16: BBC Radio 3 announces "Bach at Christmas" plans for 10 days in which it will broadcast all the works of J.S.Bach.
2005-10-16: Australian commercial radio welcomes government plans for DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) but WorldAudio, excluded from spectrum, to lodge protest.
2005-10-16: New York Times classical music station WQXR-FM Chicago-based WFMT Radio Network announce collaboration agreement.
2005-10-16: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2005-10-17: WorldSpace continues expansion in India by adding service in Pune.
2005-10-17: UK paper says BBC World Service planning cuts to finance Arabic TV news channel.
2005-10-17: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-10-18: US Federal Communications Commission ready with CP's for more FM Auction 37 winners.
2005-10-18: Australia unveils DAB picture Radio/annual industry awards.
2005-10-18: UK GCap shares rise 7.5% on takeover rumours.

2005-10-19: Permira and KKK complete acquisition of European broadcaster SBS Broadcasting S.A. and announce broad for new company.
2005-10-19: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation President defends his lockout of staff and says he has not considered resigning.
2005-10-19: More third quarter results and US radio-related business.
2005-10-20: Emmis buys in Bulgaria.
2005-10-20: KNBR hires Damon Bruce to replace Larry Kreuger/ long-time San Francisco sports broadcaster Bill King dies.
2005-10-20: Canadian Association of Broadcasters fights rises in payments to artists decided by country's Copyright Board.
2005-10-20: UK Advertising Standards Authorities bans advert voiced by LBC host from the station.
2005-10-20: Sirius claims 56% of satellite radio retail sales in US in September.
2005-10-20: UK regulator publishes its plans for future of radio in the country.
2005-10-21: US Federal Communications Commission reinstates translator licences and foregoes USD 140,000 penalty in Alaska/imposes USD 34,000 penalties elsewhere.
2005-10-21: Entravision launches Jose, a "play what we want" Spanish-language Jack-style format.

2005-10-21: Quarter of GCap investors vote against remuneration report.
2005-10-21: XM to give away free receiver to all fans who attend first game of 2005 World Series baseball.
2005-10-21: Arbitron third quarter revenues up but net income is down.

2005-10-21: US Senators write to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld about balance on Armed Forces Radio after launch of Ed Schultz Show is shelved by AFN.
2005-10-21: US National Association of Broadcasters appoints David K. Rehr as president and CEO.

2005-10-22: BBC gives tentative go-ahead for various departments including Radio Five Live to move to Manchester.
2005-10-22: WorldSpace launches global new hip-hop and urban music channel.
2005-10-22: Opposition criticize payment for success deal government-linked lobbyists agreed with Canadian Satellite Radio to ensure licence approval.
2005-10-22: UK media regulator Ofcom says its research shows 56% of respondents expressing some interest in pay radio.
2005-10-22: Salem buys two more AMs in Orlando market.
2005-10-23: CBC Radio 3 host Alexis Mazurin dies aged 27.
2005-10-23: Australia reported to be set to reject metered radio ratings for now because they might hit breakfast show revenues.
2005-10-23: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-10-24: WorldSpace granted terrestrial repeater licences in Bahrain and UAE.
2005-10-24: Former Melbourne host Virginia Trioli starts in Sydney today.
2005-10-24: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.
2005-10-25: Westwood One appoints Max Krasny to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Westwood One Entertainment.
2005-10-25: US Federal Communications Commission puts future of Emergency Alert System on its agenda this month.
2005-10-25: Nigerian broadcaster closed down for period by regulator for its reports on plane crash.
2005-10-25: Sports host Larry Kreuger and producer Tony Rhein, fired after comments about" brain-dead Caribbean players" and subsequent programme poking fun at Giants manager launch lawsuits against Susquehanna.
2005-10-25: Clear Channel revenues overall up a little but profits - and radio revenues -down on a year ago.
2005-10-26: Rolling Stones record radio-boosting advert for US National Association of Broadcasters.
2005-10-26: Emmis confirms return to WLUP-FM of Jonathon Brandmeier
2005-10-26: Corus revenues up but profits down.
2005-10-26: BBC announces that it is to drop 10 language services on radio to help fund Arabic TV channel.
2005-10-26: Infinity announces its post-Howard Stern plans.
2005-10-27: BBC Radio 1 appoints George Ergatoudis as its Head of Music.
2005-10-27: FCC confirms USD 2,400 penalty on Tennessee AM/eases regulations for stations hit by Hurricane Wilma.
2005-10-27: Melbourne low power open narrowcaster operator fined for exceeding power limits.
2005-10-27: General Motors to build 1.55 million XM-equipped vehicles in 2006.
2005-10-27: Latest BBC Online listening figures.
2005-10-27: MacQuarie Bank reported considering bid for GCap Media.
2005-10-27: Reuters says Disney holding back ABC Radio sale until Suquehanna Media sale goes through.
2005-10-28: Cumulus reported to have suspended Savannah host Ben Bennett.
2005-10-28: Standard Broadcasting and Score Media announce new sports channel on Sirius Canada.
2005-10-28: XM revenues and subscriptions up but loss again widens in third quarter.
2005-10-28: GCap's 95.8 Capital FM ousted completely from top of London rankings for first time in latest UK ratings.
2005-10-29: Northern Marianas public non-commercial station KRNM-FM, says it needs more funding if it is to retain its US public radio schedule.
2005-10-29: Mexican Grupo Radio Centro turns 2004 third quarter loss to profit this year.
2005-10-29: Japan passes law limiting foreign ownership of a domestic broadcaster to maximum 20% direct and indirect holding.
2005-10-29: UK media regulator again upholds no radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2005-10-29: Boston WRCB-FM classical output could be relegated to digital channel if sale being explored goes ahead.

2005-10-30: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation president Robert Rabinovitch defends lockout to MPs.
2005-10-30: CHUM founder Allan Waters leaves the board/CHUM annual results.
2005-10-30: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2005-10-31: Former ABC Sydney host Sally Loane to take public relations post at Coca Cola.
2005-10-31: Clear Channel sets out terms for sale of 10% of its Outdoor company.
2005-10-31: Our pick of print and online media on radio over past week plus listening pick of the week.

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