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December 2009
2009-12-01: Australian commercial broadcasters buy extra digital radio spectrum in all five capital cities.
2009-12-01: UK Digital radio receiver sales top ten million.
2009-12-01: Sirius XM Chief Executive Mel Karmazin says the company would not invest funds but would provide expertise for Liberty to take its service global using the WorldSpace system.
2009-12-01: Emmis confirms that Jonathan Brandmeier is out from WLUP-FM, Chicago with John Kempf (Byrd) moving from mid-days to take over morning drive.
2009-12-02: Cambridge (England) community stations raises funds in nick of time to prevent closure.
2009-12-02: Federal Communications Comission petitioned to stop sale of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod classical music station KFUO-FM to Gateway Creative Broadcasting.
2009-12-02: BBC Radio 2 announces 2010 weekday morning schedule after Chris Evans takes over breakfast show from Sir Terry Wogan.
2009-12-02: Two new national digital UK radio stations are launched/ look at November radio licensing decisions in UK.
2009-12-02: Tribune Co promotes COO Randy Michaels to CEO; Sam Zell remains chairman.
2009-12-03: Federal Communications Commission levies penalties totalling just under USD 21,000 for Public File and licence renewal violations.
2009-12-03: UK's second Jack FM launched on former Original Bristol frequency.
2009-12-03: Arbitron's Portable People Meter ratings come under predictable attack at House Committee hearing.
2009-12-03: Lobbying by Inner City Broadcasting reported to be significant reason for Congressional Black Caucus withholding support for President Obama's financial reform plans.
2009-12-04: Australian Communications and Media Authority institutes re-organization that takes it to six divisions from five.
2009-12-04: Arbitron rebuts suggestions that it has skewed its Portable People Meter figures to boost minority station ratings - it has been under attack on the basis that the PPM under-rates such stations' audiences.
2009-12-05: India's largest private radio operator says it won't bid in next round of licence auctions unless performance royalties issues are resolved.
2009-12-06: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2009-12-07: UK media regulator upholds three radio complaints in latest Bulletin, one a finding that the national commercial radio chart show overdid mentions and promotion of iTunes.
2009-12-07: Regent Communications, facing de-listing, requests hearing before NASDAQ Listings Qualification Panel today.
2009-12-07: John Gehron joins AccuRadio/Charlie Rahilly returns to Clear Channel parent from Premiere Radio Networks.
2009-12-07: Absolute Radio Brand Director Chris Lawson to leave company/technical fault takes national commercial digital channels off air in UK.
2009-12-07: Preliminary RADAR 103 figures show more than 236 million Americans listening to radio each week.
2009-12-08: Australian November metropolitan radio revenues up on a year ago, the first month there has been an increase this year.
2009-12-08: US advertising revenues in first nine months of year down 14.7% on a year earlier with radio faring worst of all media - down 22.8%.
2009-12-09: US Federal Communications Commission cancels USD 7,000 penalty on Iowa station.
2009-12-09: 20-year-old singer, guitarist and fiddle player from Dorset BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award 2010.
2009-12-09: Wall Street Journal speculates that Howard Stern could leave Sirius XM although indications may be simply each side making public their negotiating stances.
2009-12-10: Westwood One sells Culver City properties and is to lease them back/votes Gores Group COO onto its board.
2009-12-10: Hungarian Embassy in Washington says award of national radio licences was transparent but ducks comment on alleged extortion attempts by political parties to allow foreign owners of licences - including Emmis - to keep them

2009-12-10: Survey shows a third of British adults claim to have listened to radio via the internet.
2009-12-11: Veteran BBC Radio 2 breakfast Host Sir Terry Wogan speaks of strain his leaving is causing him in advance of his stepping down after 27 years next Friday as he is inducted into UK Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
2009-12-11: Spanish Broadcasting System receives De-listing notice from NASDAQ/ Citadel reported to be planning bankruptcy filing before new debt conditions it is unlikely to be able to meet come into effect next month.
2009-12-12: BBC Radio Five Live announces new Sunday show as part of New Year changes/ Radio 4 announces breakfast "Today" show guest editors for this year and Radio 1 makes foray into giving listeners air time on Christmas Day.
2009-12-13: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-12-14: Georgia and Pennsylvania AM closures illustrate gulf in US radio management styles.
2009-12-14: Clear Channel reports lower falls in revenues as year approaches its end and says it can now meet its debt covenants through next year: also names new CFO. Regent rating is downgraded.
2009-12-14: With final ratings of this year due tomorrow, Australian papers speculate about changes in commercial radio in 2010.
2009-12-14: Triton Media continues to dominate top ranks in latest RADAR US network radio ratings.
2009-12-15: Leaders in all five rated metropolitan markets hold on to their rankings in latest Australian radio ratings
2009-12-15: UK gains "Radio Lapland" Christmas radio station as part f promotion of digital radio/Pure and Passion for the Planet radio team up in another promotion, this time of radios combining Digital and Internet.
2009-12-16: Salem announces executive changes to take place in New Year including promotion of David Santrella to Radio Division President as Joe Davis moves to new role.
2009-12-16: Indian Parliament told state broadcaster All India Radio FM services cover less than a quarter of the country's area.
2009-12-16: Australian Communications and Media Authority imposes conditions on licence of 2-DAY FM, Sydney, over broadcast in which 14 years-old girl taking lie detector test was questioned about her sex life and said she was raped when aged 12.
2009-12-16: US National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau announce expanded partnership to include joint show in Washington, DC, next year.
2009-12-17: UK Media regulator Ofcom revises its Broadcasting Code that governs what can be broadcast in the country.
2009-12-17: Local Community Radio Act that could potentially allow thousands more low-power FM stations (LPFMs) in the US is passed by House of Representatives and now only needs Senate approval to become law.
2009-12-17: Jonathan Ross reported to have offered to take half his current remuneration of around GBP 6 million a year to remain with the BBC when his current radio and TV contract ends.

2009-12-18: Tampa station turkey cooking stunt ends with station vehicle burned out but no turkey cooked - unless maybe charges are laid against the station.
2009-12-18: Clear Channel describes objections by group of its lenders to USD 750 million bond offering as without merit and says it is considering increasing the size of the offering.
2009-12-18: British Prime Minister and many fellow broadcasters pay tribute to Sir Terry Wogan who today broadcast his last BBC Radio breakfast show after nearly three decades as its host - albeit in two spells.
2009-12-19: Reports suggest WorldSpace may close down its Indian operations, which currently account for more than 95% of its subscribers.
2009-12-20: Citadel files for bankruptcy under pre-arranged plan agreed to by holders of some USD 2 billion of its debt.
2009-12-20: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-12-20: Global Radio has written off nearly GBP 200 million of the GBP 545 million it spent buying Chrysalis Radio and GCap Media according to UK Sunday Times.
2009-12-21: Emmis signs new 3-year deal with chairman and CEO Jeffrey H. Smulyan under which he takes a small initial paycut but gets more at the end of the period and a USD 200,000 signing-on payment.
2009-12-21: NextMedia files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009-12-22: UK media regulator upholds one radio complaint in latest bulletin.
2009-12-22: Citadel's lawyers tell bankruptcy court it could be clear of bankruptcy within 300 days under re-organization plan.
2009-12-22: UK gains another national radio station as NME Radio launches on Digital One national multiplex.
2009-12-22: Radio One Inc. stockholders approve reverse split plans but leave details up to board of directors.
2009-12-22: Former Guardian Media Group chief executive and former BBC Deputy Director General Sir Robert (Bob) Phillis dies of cancer aged 64.
2009-12-23: Operator of BIG 92.7 FM network in India announces BIG Rural initiative that it says could lead to it serving hundreds of thousands more villages in the country.
2009-12-23: US Federal Communications Commission suspends its biennial Form 323 deadlines following complaints that existing form took too long to complete/ also proposes USD 10,000 penalty on Alaska station for unauthorized operation.
2009-12-23: Regent Communications, which earlier this month received a NASDAQ de-listing notice because its stock was below the minimum one dollar level receives a second notice, this time for failing to meet minimum USD 15 million requirements.
2009-12-24: Long-time WABC host Curtis Sliwa, who was dropped by the Citadel station in November, signed up by Salem for morning drive slot on its WNYM-AM (AM 970 THE APPLE).
2009-12-24: BBC 6 Music Saturday morning hosts Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish take indefinite leave because of pressure of other commitments.
2009-12-24: Federal Communications Commission yet again extends deadline, this time until April next year, for various groups to file for waivers to media cross-ownership rules.

2009-12-25: Preston, Lancashire, station Central FM, which was to have been closed on Christmas Eve, gets last minute reprieve as negotiations start with potential buyer.
2009-12-25: Listening to Australian commercial radio is up in 2009 compared to 2008.
2009-12-26: Indian radio operators turn to talk of alliances or consolidation to strengthen their precarious finances.
2009-12-27: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-12-28: US loses two more Smooth Jazz stations amongst format flips
2009-12-28: US civil rights attorney, politician and businessman Percy Sutton, co-founder of Inner City Broadcastings, dies aged 89.
2009-12-29: British comic and DJ Tom Binns fired after taking Queen's speech off air and describing it as boring.
2009-12-29: WorldSpace India tells its subscribers - around 95% of WorldSpace's  worldwide total - that the service is to end on December 31.

2009-12-30: Clear Channel Communications names Robert H. Walls Jr. as EVP and General Counsel/ also completes USD 2.5 billion notes offering by its Outdoor division.
2009-12-30: Former Massachusetts radio host and investment adviser Gregg Rennie reported to be planning to plead guilty to charges of stealing more than USD 3 million from clients.
2009-12-30: Minnesota appeals court rejects petition to reverse sale of WCAL-FM to Minnesota Public Radio.
2009-12-31: Airtel DTH to replace WorldSpace India programming with All India Radio channels at midnight tonight.
2009-12-31: Crime writer and former BBC governor P. D. James takes advantage of "guest editor" spot on Radio 4 breakfast programme to grill BBC Director General.
2009-12-31: Rush Limbaugh in hospital in Hawaii after suffering chest pains whilst on holiday.

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November 2009

2009-11-01: Clear Channel's KATZ-FM, St Louis, which on Friday dumped its PD and air staff to start stunting as "Halloween 100.3" flips again to Christmas 100.3.
2009-11-01: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-11-02: New Dublin talk station Real Radio, which went on air last month broadcasting under a temporary licence, enlists former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern as a guest presenter this morning.
2009-11-02: BBC 6 Music announces changes that include Lauren Laverne take over George Lamb's weekday mornings slot with Lamb and his co-host moving to a Saturday show.
2009-11-02: After brief hiatus dance is back on the New York 87.7 frequency formerly used by Pulse 87, which closed last week, but has been taken over by Party 87.7, which began airing this morning.
2009-11-02: UKRD and The Local Radio Company, in which it has a majority stake, follow UTV in leaving industry body the RadioCentre and say they are to fight plans to switch off analogue UK radio in favour of DAB by 2015, a timescale they call a fairy tale and farce.
2009-11-02: Entercom third quarter revenues are down 14% on a year ago but President and CEO David J. Field expresses optimism about 2010.
2009-11-03: Univision third quarter revenues up overall but radio is down.
2009-11-03: Latest Australian radio ratings show bounce-back for Sydney breakfast team of Kyle and Jackie O but ABC makes greatest overall gains in Sydney.
2009-11-03: Cumulus revenues down 18.5% on a year ago and impairment charges take it into overall loss.

2009-11-04: Canadian media consultancy Bohn & Associates announces a reorganization and merger with SparkNet Communications, the company behind the JACK-FM format, from the start of next year.
2009-11-04: After 13 years on FM, San Francisco Pirate Cat Radio stops broadcasts - although it remains online - after Federal Communications Commission proposes to fine it USD 10,000.
2009-11-04: After a couple of hours stunting as R&B Charm 104.3, Clear Channel's former modern rock WCHH-FM, Baltimore, flips to Top 40 Z104.3.
2009-11-04: Absolute Radio to launch new Absolute 80's digital station, and moves Absolute Xtreme to its dabbl platform, combining move with changes to Xtreme's format.
2009-11-04: Clear Channel groups three Chicago stations with combined weekly audience of more than 1.2 million African Americans into Urban Network to target advertising.
2009-11-05: Entravision third quarter revenues down 17% on a year ago with radio down 20% but fall is less than in earlier quarters.
2009-11-05: BBC Radio 1 breakfast host Chris Moyles fails to respond to reports - denied by the BBC - that he is to be dropped when his current contract ends.
2009-11-05: Sirius XM reports pro forma income of USD 106 million but USD 149 million net loss in third quarter.
2009-11-05: US National Public Radio and iBiquity reach compromise agreement and propose that a four-fold increase in power of HD digital channels should be allowed.
2009-11-05: CBS revenues down 0.9% in third quarter with TV up 9.3% but radio down 18.8% and outdoor was down 22.6%.
2009-11-06: More US third quarter results- Fisher, Regent and Salem - show continuing third quarter revenue falls although fall is tending towards a slower fall than previous quarter.
2009-11-06: Commercial Radio Australia to release report on state of digital radio in the country including sales figures and audience perceptions early in the New Year.
2009-11-07: Indian commercial FM operators to hold "Vision 2010", their first ever large scale conference, in Delhi on Thursday.

2009-11-08: Citadel says in filing to US Securities and Exchange Commission that it maybe unable to meet financial covenants and have to file for bankruptcy in January: Its third quarter revenues were down 14.1% and it recorded a USD 21 million loss.
2009-11-08: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-11-09: Saga Communications third quarter revenues down 13.7% on a year earlier.
2009-11-09: Australian metropolitan radio advertising revenues down 3.8% on a year ago in October.
2009-11-10: UK media regulator upholds one complaint against radio in latest bulletin.
2009-11-10: Clear Channel and Westwood One third quarter revenues down by double digits on a year ago.
2009-11-10: CBS announces restructuring of its local broadcasting operations that retains Dan Mason, who has extended his contract, as President and CEO of CBS Radio.
2009-11-11: Four new categories added for the 2010 Sony Awards, the UK Radio "Oscars".
2009-11-11: Entercom says in 10Q filing that its insurance company has paid all the costs of USD 16.6 million award made against Entercom, Sacramento, in connection with the USD 16.6 million award made against it over KDND's "hold your Wee for a Wii" contest that led to a woman's death.
2009-11-11: London-based international consultancy United Radio sets up Indian office to focus on programming but also act in relation to investment from the UK and possible setting up of private news and talk stations as Indian goverment seems to move towards lifting Foreign Direct Investment cap and allow news on private FMs.
2009-11-12: BBC Radio 2 host Sir Terry Wogan goes into UK Radio Hall of Fame.
2009-11-12: Gary Parsons steps down as chairman of Sirius XM Radio & Eddy W. Hartenstein is appointed non-executive chairman/ Liberty reported to be planning to sell its Sirius XM stake at some stage.
2009-11-13: Spanish Broadcasting System third quarter revenues down 6% but aggressive cost cutting and absence of impairment charges this year moves it from net loss into profit.
2009-11-13: Citadel Broadcasting, facing bankruptcy next month, cuts more staff.
2009-11-14: New Mexico station fined USD 20,000 for persisting in operations in breach of its permit.
2009-11-15: Some 60 people injured in UK when crowd surges forward during free concert organized by Birmingham radio station BRMB.
2009-11-15: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-11-16: Sirius XM says it is now back in compliance with Nasdaq stock market rules concerning independent directors
2009-11-16: US Federal Communications Commission drops proposed USD 5,000 fine on California station for broadcasting advertisements during Emergency Alert System test.
2009-11-17: UK media regulator asks for comments in advance of 2012 World Radiocommunications Conference.
2009-11-17: LBI Media third quarter revenues down 9.7%, a smaller fall than in previous quarters, but impairment charges increase net loss from just under USD 30 million a year ago to just under USD 70 million.
2009-11-17: Australian radio launches second part of campaign to promote digital radio & hosts Asia-Pacific
Broadcasting Union digital radio conference: In UK Pure launches touch screen FM/DAB Internet receiver that also allows access to applications such as twitter and Facebook.
2009-11-17: Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin says he will never leave the job, defends amounts paid to talent on the station, and forecasts a rosy future.
2009-11-18: UK media regulator proposes ending of local radio ownership caps and easing of cross ownership rules.
2009-11-18: Emmis reported to have signed deal with another Hungarian broadcaster to keep its Sláger Radio on air when the licence expires at midnight tonight.
2009-11-18: BBC Trust says Radio 4 is not breaching rules by barring non-religious contributors to Radio 4 Thought for the Day.
2009-11-18: Emmis fires on-air staff and starts stunting on KDHT-FM, Austin, Texas.
2009-11-18: US National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO says performance royalty charges would just move money from radio to recording companies to detriment of both radio and artists.
2009-11-19: Neo FM and Klassz FM launch in Hungary, taking over the national frequencies previous held by Danubius Radio and Emmis-Controlled Radio Sláger.
2009-11-19: UTV revenues down 8% on a year ago in first ten months but falls are easing.
2009-11-19: BBC and UK commercial radio announce new RadioPlayer that would allow searching of output of all stations taking part: It is expected to be launched next year.
2009-11-19: US Senate Committee passes Local Community Radio Act of 2009 that would reduce separation restrictions
and allow hundreds more community stations.
2009-11-20: Nine foreign embassies in Hungary issue statement of concern about recent Hungarian actions that could affect foreign investment including non-renewal of licences of Danubius Radio and Emmis-controlled Sláger Radio.
2009-11-20: Ford Ennals named to head body overseeing UK switch to digital radio/UK Digital Economy bill indicates that this will not be before the end of 2015 and may not happen for seven years.
2009-11-20: US third quarter radio revenues down 16% on a year ago but fall is less than in previous quarters.
2009-11-21: Emmis announces on its Sláger Rádió web site that it is pulling out of analogue broadcasts in Hungary following the loss of its licence but it keeps up audio stream.
2009-11-22: Former morning host of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, the Spy, which was flipped to Spanish language format, takes over station and to return former format tomorrow.
2009-11-22: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-11-23: UK media regulator upholds two radio complaints in latest Bulletin/ Irish Broadcasting Complaints Commission upholds only TV complaints at last meeting before new Broadcasting Authority of Ireland took over its duties.
2009-11-23: US Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 8,000 penalty on Clear Channel over its operation of station that it had transferred to The Aloha Trust, set up to run stations it had to divest following private equity takeover.
2009-11-23: Forest of Dean Radio, the UK's first Community Radio station, announces that it is to close at the end of the year because of funding shortfall.

2009-11-24: Commercial Radio Australia to hold digital radio workshop in country's capital Canberra tomorrow to provide information to Federal government officials about benefits of digital radio.
2009-11-24: Long-time US National Public Radio news anchor Carl Kasell to retire from the station's Morning Edition at the end of the year.
2009-11-24: Brent Impey to step down as chief executive of MediaWorks after its radio and TV operations are put under separate chief executives.
2009-11-25: Curtis Sliwa to leave WABC-AM after 18 years at the station with John Batchelor, who already hosted the 2100-0100 weekend slot, to take over and be on air seven nights a week.
2009-11-25: BBC and British Museum announce partnership that will use the Museum's collection to tell world history in a BBC Radio 4 series, "A History Of The World In 100 Objects", that will start to air from January 18 next year.
2009-11-25: Arbitron says it welcomes the opportunity to testify on the benefits of its Portable People Meter (PPM) ratings system at House Committee hearing next month.
2009-11-26: BBC Radio 3 to end the year with New Year's Eve devoted to its "Composers of the Year" - Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Purcell with Christmas week Performance n 3 Concerts featuring each composer's work.
2009-11-26: Music publishing divisions of Warner and Sony withdraw copyright lawsuits against XM Satellite Radio's Pioneer Inno that allows recording and storage of songs: Other suits had already been settled.
2009-11-27: Rupert Murdoch's eldest son Lachlan buys half share of DMG Radio Australia - to become chairman of joint venture.
2009-11-28: Digital Radio Mondiale gets boost with decision by Indian state radio All India Radio to broadcast in DRM during 2010 Commonwealth Games.
2009-11-29: BBC Radio Five Live apologies after crude comments by cricket commentator Geoff Boycott are broadcast.
2009-11-29: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

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October 2009

2009-10-01: Arbitron announces formation of a Cross-Platform media measurement group to be headed by EVP Pierre Bouvard.
2009-10-01: Absolute Radio launches new station DABBL that will initially air commercial-free recordings chosen by listeners, of live performances it made over the past year.
2009-10-01: Entravision, which in December received a de-listing warning, says it is now back in compliance with New York Stock Exchange minimum price rules.
2009-10-02: BBC to mark 75 years of its Maida Vale studios with programming from them for all its radio networks on October 30.
2009-10-02: Arbitron announces plans to boost Portable People Meter panel sizes.
2009-10-03: Former Boston radio host Gregg T. Rennie charged with defrauding clients of his firm of around USD 3.2 million/ In Kansas radio company is luckier after former COO who stole money to buy lottery cards wins lottery prize that will enable him to make restitution.
2009-10-04: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week
2009-10-05: US National Public Radio gets USD 3 million in funding for local news project.
2009-10-05: CBS moves WVMV, Detroit, smooth jazz format to HD2 channel and launches AMPS format in its place on 98.7.
2009-10-06: Entercom Sacramento VP and Market Manager John Geary no longer a defendant in water drinking wrongful death lawsuit but case continues against Entercom itself.
2009-10-06: St Louis looks set to lose classical format on KFUO-FM after 61 years as USD 18 million sale is announced to Christian station.
2009-10-07: Commercial Radio Australia to run second series of free digital radio workshops for advertisers.
2009-10-07: UTV pulls out of RadioCentre claiming Global Radio has too much influence/ six candidates reported shortlisted for new UK digital radio body/ Independent Radio News MD John Perkins to step down after two decades in the post.
2009-10-07: New York Post says third attempt by Clear Channel to ease its debt problems has received frosty response from banks and that the company could go into default on its loans by the end of this year.
2009-10-08: US Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 10,000 penalties each on four stations for public file offences.
2009-10-08: Defence rests its case in California lawsuit brought against Entercom by family of woman who died after taking part in water drinking contest.
2009-10-08: Bill that could allow more low-power FMs in US through removing third adjacent channel protections is passed by House sub-committee.
2009-10-09: HFX Broadcasting Inc. wins new FM licence in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2009-10-09: Local group set up by station staff set to purchase Long Island University's WLIU-FM.
2009-10-09: Greater Media drops Hot AC format of WNUW-FM. Philadelphia and turns it into simulcast of its sports WPEN-AM.

2009-10-09: Emmis second quarter revenues down by 25% and impairment charges put it into loss although CEO Jeff Smulyan delivers upbeat message about prospects.
2009-10-10: BBC Trust partly upholds UTV complaints about BBC Radio purchase of sporting rights, saying the Executive did not respond in open and transparent manner.
2009-10-11: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-10-12: Arbitron commercializes Portable People Meter (PPM) ratings in five more markets - taking total where PPM is currency up to 25.
2009-10-13: UK media regulator upholds just one complaint against radio in latest bulletin.
2009-10-13: Melbourne stations and Hamish and Andy again do well in Australian Commercial Radio Awards/ new chair for Commercial Radio Australia.
2009-10-13: US host Don Geronimo resigns from Delaware station hinting of other opportunities in near future.
2009-10-13: Global Radio chief executive hints of green shoots in UK radio advertising.
2009-10-14: Latest figures show Australian metropolitan commercial radio advertising revenues down 5.67% in first three months of 2010 financial year with September figures indicating worsening position with a 7% fall.
2009-10-14: Minority groups opposing performance royalties for terrestrial US radio say their introduction could put a third of minority-owned stations into bankruptcy.
2009-10-14: Damages of up to around USD 42 million sought from Entercom in lawsuit related to Sacramento KDND-FM water drinking contest death.
2009-10-15: Melbourne Age says survey done for it shows radio losing younger audience in Australia.
2009-10-15: Group bidding to buy St Louis Rams drops Rush Limbaugh after negative comments about the radio host from players and NFL officials.
2009-10-15: Senate Judiciary Committee follows House committee in voting for introduction of performance royalties for music played on terrestrial US radio/ National Association of Broadcasters funds poll that finds most Americans are opposed to the introduction.

2009-10-16: Rush Limbaugh airs his version of how he joined bid for St Louis Rams and was then dropped by the group concerned.
2009-10-16: House Committee passes act that could allow more low-power FMs in US.
2009-10-16: UK media regulator to make responsibility for handling communications such as premium rate phone call-ins part of radio licences.
2009-10-16: Westwood One reveals plans to pay down debt through stock offering.
2009-10-17: Former Radio 3 host Andy Kershaw, dropped by the station in 2007, reported to be to return to it.
2009-10-17: Rush Limbaugh claims in Wall Street Journal that block on his becoming part owner of St Louis Rams was because he was conservative but the papers gives the lie to this by reporting that NFL owners donated around twice as much to Republican candidates as to Democrats in 2008 elections.
2009-10-18: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-10-19: BBC Radio 2 announces details of weekend show to be hosted by current breakfast host Sir Terry Wogan after he steps down at end of year.
2009-10-19: Clear Channel flips Atlanta Spanish contemporary station Viva FM to rhythmic Groove format.
2009-10-19: Radio One Inc regains compliance on NASDAQ/ other US radio news including Citadel cuts and Sirius XM new contract for President Operations and Sales James E. Meyer.
2009-10-20: BBC Radio 5 Live announces revamped schedule to start in January including 2-hour weekday lunchtime show for Gabby Logan and move to afternoons for Richard Bacon.
2009-10-20: Arbitron revenues and net income both down on a year ago in its third quarter.
2009-10-21: Federal Communications Commission issues USD 10,000 penalty for operation of pirate FM in Brooklyn.
2009-10-21: Senators write to Senate majority and minority leaders urging that they block introduction of performance royalties for terrestrial US radio.
2009-10-22: Corus Entertainment TV revenues up in final quarter and 2009 fiscal year but radio is down and radio impairment charge takes company into loss for the full year.
2009-10-22: Federal Communications Commission further extends - to February next year- deadline for Sirius and XM to make 4% of their channels available to qualified entities.
2009-10-23: US Radio Advertising Bureau President and CEO Jeff Haley pushes idea of song sales using HD Radio facilities in message to radio executives.
2009-10-23: Absolute Radio becomes first UK commercial radio company to start posting details of its online listening.
2009-10-24: UK Independent breaks new ground by premièring radio drama with download available from its web site.
2009-10-25: BBC Radio 4 today airs second of two neglected classics programme designed to draw attention to books that have gone out of fashion.
2009-10-25: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2009-10-26: KUFO-FM, Portland, stunting after dropping shows on Friday.
2009-10-26: Premiere Radio Networks to re-jig its RADAR network offerings starting with RADAR 104 in March next year.
2009-10-26: Emmis drops three from K-HITS, St Louis, including morning host J.C. Corcoran, although he remains under contract until the end of next year.
2009-10-27: Former Microsoft executive Stephen Moss becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of US National Public Media.
2009-10-27: UK media regulator upholds one radio standards and one radio fairness and accuracy complaint in its latest bulletin.
2009-10-27: Grupo Radio Centro moves into loss as Mexican economic downturn takes toll on revenues.
2009-10-27: Commercial radio broadcasters in Australian state of Victoria become part of official emergency warnings system in agreement with the state government.
2009-10-28: Impairment charges on its radio licences take Astral Media into loss.
2009-10-28: Randall Mays to step down as President and CFO of Clear Channel.
2009-10-28: Alpha Broadcasting's KUFO-FM, Portland, Oregon, which dumped its regular shows and went to stunting on Friday unveils its new line-up.
2009-10-28: US Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski appoints Internet entrepreneur and journalist Steven Waldman to lead an agency-wide initiative on the state of media.
2009-10-29: BBC increases lead over commercial radio in latest UK ratings although overall audience falls back slightly from the second quarter's record.
2009-10-29: Radio One Inc. revenues down 12% in third quarter and 14.8% for first nine months.
2009-10-29: Norman Painting, who for six decades played Phil Archer in the BBC Radio 4 Archers programme, the world's longest running radio "soap" dies aged 85 after recording his last episode earlier this week.
2009-10-29: Jury awards family of woman who died after taking part in "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" water drinking contest damages of just under 16.6 million against Entercom, Sacramento.

2009-10-30: BBC Trust agrees to proposals to cut total spent on BBC senior managers by 25% over next three and a half years as well as pay freezes/also launches consultation on plans to drop radio from Freeview platform in parts of Scotland to allow broadcast of Gaelic language TV service.
2009-10-30: New York dance station WNYZ-FM- Pulse 87 - closes down.
2009-10-30: Beasley Broadcast third quarter revenues down 20% on a year ago.
2009-10-30: Emmis back in compliance with NASDAQ listing requirements but has problems in Hungary where the licences of Slager Radio, in which is has a majority stake, and Danubius Radio have been awarded to newcomers in controversial decision that has led to resignation of chairman of Hungarian media regulator.
2009-10-31: In what may be sign of improving Indian economy, ENIL, which operates the Radio Mirchi stations, reports third quarter revenues up 11.4% on the second quarter, which usually does worse, although down 9.2% on a year earlier.

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