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2011-07-01: UK Media regulator launches consulation on Global Radio request to change format of Capital FM, Scotland, to allow more use of networked programming.
2011-07-01: Millennium Radio, which last month dropped The Jeersey Guys afternoon drive showof Casey Bartholemew and Ray Rossi announces that Rossi is to get his own late night show.
2011-07-01: BBC Radio 1 signs new deal with breakfast host Chris Moyles to take him up to 2014, when the tenth anniversary show is due.
2011-07-02: Cox flips Tampa Bay WPOI-FM from 80s to hits format as Hot 101.5 and goes up directly against Clear Channel's WFLZ-FM.
2011-07-03: Industry body Commercial Radio Australia announces that actor Kelsey Grammer will be the special guard at this year's Australian Radio Conference and Awards.
2011-07-03: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-07-04: Global Radio hires James Rea from GMG Radio as its Head of News.
2011-07-04: Australian commercial radio begins latest round of adverts in its radio branding campaign.

2011-07-05: UK media regulator Ofcom upholds two radio complaints in latest bulletin and also notes that one radio station has still not filed required revenue return and could face sanctions.
2011-07-05: Members of journalists union at BBC vote in favour of strike over issue of compulsory redundancies.
2011-07-06: UK media regulator Ofcom posts its June radio update.
2011-07-06: Melbourne 3AW host Derryn Hinch has liver transplant.
2011-07-06: BBC Radio 2 announces summer schedule details including live concerts and documentaries.
2011-07-07: US Federal Court overturns Federal Communications Commission 2008 easing of media cross ownership rules in top 20 US markets.
2011-07-08: Indian cabinet approves third phase of private FM expansion that will see industry covering all cities with a population of 100,000 or more: Also increases foreign investment limit and to allow private stations to air news from All India Radio.
2011-07-08: Federal Communications Commission fines Florida man USD 10,000 for operating unlicense FM.
2011-07-08: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission postpones until 2012 hearing on licence renewals for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
2011-07-09: Australian metropolitan radio revenues in year to end of June up 5.65% year-on-year but down for June itself by 1.18%.
2011-07-10: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-07-11: Former Washington DC host Don Geronimo takes over morning slot on KTHK-AM, Sacramento, vacated by the Wise Guys Show, which is moving to San Francisco.
2011-07-11: Spanish Broadcast System opts for one-for-ten reverse stock split to maintain its NASDAQ listing.
2011-07-11: Clear Channel formally announces its New iHeart Radio service to include cusomisable playlists and ties it in with two-day September concert.
2011-07-12: Australian regulator finds that Melbourne Jewish Radio breached its licence conditions by amongst other things excluding some of the community from its airwaves.
2011-07-12: Steve Dahl's plans turn out to be not return to airwaves, although he has not ruled that out, but to try and charge USD 9.95 a month for his podcast.
2011-07-12: Spanish Broadcasting System's market value falls nearly 5.5% on first day of trading after its one-for-ten reverse split.
2011-07-13: BBC World Service blames cut in funding for most of fall of weekly audience from 180 million to 166 million over past year.
2011-07-13: Emmis first quarter 2012 revenues up 1.6% on year earlier - net loss also up.
2011-07-13: Canadian commercial radio revenues in 2010 up 2.9% on a year earlier and profits before interest and taxes were up 9%.
2011-07-14: BBC World Service says it is delighted about the release on bail from detention of its correspondent Urunboy Usmonov, who was detained been by the Tajik authorities last month.
2011-07-14: CBS to flip WCFS-FM (Fresh-FM), Chicago, from adult contemporary to simulcast of its news WBBM-AM at start of next month.
2011-07-15: BBC news programming disrupted by strike by journalists over planned compulsory redundancies that also led to a number of other Radio 4 programmes being replaced by recorded programming.
2011-07-15: Q101, Chicago and 'RXP, New York move online - and are jockless on air - as Merlin Media takes control of them and WLUP, Chicago, from Emmis.
2011-07-15: Astral and Corus third quarter revenues up 6% and 7% respectively.
2011-07-16: Melbourne 3AW host Derryn Hinch, back home after liver transplant, says he will go to court on Thursday for sentencing for breaching orders prohibiting naming of two convicted sex offenders.
2011-07-17: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-07-18: Australian Broadcasting Corporation to launch special digital station to cover UK parliamentary committee hearings into phone hacking by News of the World.
2011-07-18: Arlene Bynon moves from midday to drive at Corus's Talk 640 AM, Toronto.
2011-07-18: US Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 25,000 fines on North Carolina AM for emergency alert system, tower fencing, and public file breaches.
2011-07-19: UK media regulator Ofcom upholds no radio complaints in latest bulletin.
2011-07-19: Arbitron renews its deal with Publicis Groupe including Starcom Media Vest and ZenithOptimedia.
2011-07-19: Merlin Media brings back Robert Murphy on Chicago WKQX-FM in what is reported an interim measure before switch to news cum talk format.
2011-07-20: Report for BBC Trust generally praises Corporation's science coverage but says it gives too much wiight at times to fringe views.
2011-07-20: Mexican radio operator Grupo Radio Centro profits up more than five-fold in second quarter and for half-year it almost wipes out loss.
2011-07-21: Andy Parfitt to step down as Controller BBC Radio 1 after 13 years in the post to pursue new opportunities.
2011-07-21: Oaktree Capital, which this week completed its purchase of Millennium Radio New Jersey's 11 stations starts anticipated process to transfer them to Townsquare Media.
2011-07-21: Southern Cross Media, which took over Austereo in February, re-brands its radio,TV and online assets as Southern Cross Austereo.
2011-07-21: Arbitron second quarter revenues up 8.4% and net income nearly doubles: Also says it has made good progress on developing combined internet and over-the-air radio ratings service.
2011-07-22: Melbourne 3AW host Derryn Hinch sentenced to five months home detention - including a prohibition on using internet, social media, broadcasting and giving interviews.
2011-07-22: ENIL, operator of Radio Mirchi stations and India's largest private FM operator, reports first fiscal quarter revenues up nearly 10% on a year ago with profits more than doubled.
2011-07-22: Federal Communications Commission proposes USD 13,000 penalty on Louisiana AM for late licence renewal and subsequent unauthorized operation/confirms USD 8,000 penalty on Citadel but halves one on Florida pirate operator.
2011-07-23: "WorldSpace" service to be revived in India by former employees of the defunct satellite radio service but only on Direct-to-Home, Internet and mobile services.
2011-07-24: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-07-25: Federal Communications Commission agree settlement of 2006 "payola" case with Emmis to pay USD 12,000 penalty and set up compliance plan.
2011-07-25: Chicago media reported Robert Feder says he's heard college stations deliver smoother newscasts than those currently being tried out on Merlin Media's 101.1 frequency - the former Emmis Q101 frequency.
2011-07-26: Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 10,000 penalty on Brooklyn couple for operating unauthorized FM.
2011-07-26: CBS expected to take over Pittsburgh Pirates games at end of season but Clear Channel, who currently air them, not yet out of contention.
2011-07-27: Federal Communications Commission cancels USD 7,000 penalty on Alaska AM for tower fencing breaches.
2011-07-27: Australian Communications and Media Authority reported to be investigating complaint against Sydney 2GB breakfast host Alan Jones over his comments on climate change.
2011-07-27: Survey shows that getting on for a fifth of US mobile phones have built-in FM tuners - for which the NAB has been lobbying - but those that do have them don't use them much..
2011-07-28: GMG Radio to rebrand its Manchester Rock Radio station as Real Radio XS and is in talks about management buyout of sister-station Rock Radio, Glasgow.
2011-07-28: US Federal Communications Commission allows Sirius XM price caps to expire/also fines Florida woman USD 22,000 for operating unlicensed FM.
2011-07-28: Fisher Communications revenues flat in second quarter with Fisher Plaza and Internet up, TV flat and radio down.
2011-07-29: Latest Irish ratings show unchanged 85% of country's adult population listen to radio daily.
2011-07-29: UK media regulator shortens licence of Somerset station which operated greatly above its licensed power.
2011-07-29: Beasley Broadcast Group reports second quarter revenues up 2.3% on a year earlier with net income up 37.7%..
2011-07-30: Merlin Media formally starts news broadcasts on former Q101, Chicago - now WWWN-FM, FM News 101.1
2011-07-30: Federal Communications Commission rejects proposed divestment trust licence transfers to facilitate takeover by TownSquare of 12 stations along with disposal of eleven and frequency swaps.
Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-07-31: Buckley Broadcasting Chairman Rick Buckley dies after suffering a brain embolism.

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Aug 2011

2011-08-01: BBC journalists stage second 24-hour strike to protest over planned compulsory redundancies.
Cox Media Group appoints industry veteran Steve Smith as Director of Programming for its radio stations.
2011-08-01: Buckley Broadcasting appoints COO Joe Bilotta to succeed late Rick Buckley as President and CEO.
2011-08-01: Cumulus completes acquisition of the 75% of C Umulus Media Partners it did not own/says it wexpects to complete Citadel acquisition by the end of the year.
2011-08-01: Triton Media's Dial Global and Westwood One announce all-stock merger.
2011-08-02: UK media regulator upholds no complaints against radio in latest bulletin.
2011-08-02: US Federal Communications Commission levies or proposes penalties of more than 17,000 for late renewal/unauthorized operation breaches.
2011-08-02: Spanish Broadcasting System announces that it has regained NASDAQ compliance - but stock price falls.

2011-08-02: Sirius XM exceeds 21 million subscribers and net income up more than ten fold on a year earlier in second quarter.
2011-08-02: CBS second quarter revenues up 8% but radio is up only 4%.
2011-08-03: Clear Channel mirrors CBS with second quarter revenues up 8% but radio only up 4% - and in its case most of this was down to acquisition of Westwood One's Metro Traffic.
2011-08-03: US Federal Communications Comission issues more radio station penalties; has to drop another because it acted too late; and also issues latest list of stations selected for EEO audits.
2011-08-03: UK media regulator fines London community station for broadcasting only carrier signal but no programming.
2011-08-04: UK radio has record reach and listening in latest ratings which also show commercial radio increasing its share and that of the BBC fall.
*This report is to be updated.
2011-08-04: Entravision revenues down 6% in second quarter and at although at Radio One they were up 29.3% on a year earlier but radio was down 3.4% and forecast to stay relatively flat.
2011-08-04: Emmis appoints Jay Dixon Program Director of WRKS-FM (Kiss FM), New York.
2011-08-05: UK media regulator Ofcom releases its eighth Communications Market Report - amongst other things it shows commercial radio companies posted their first nominal revenue increase since 2007.
2011-08-05: Australian Communications and Media Authority extends digital radio trials in Canberra and Darwin.
2011-08-05: Dorothy Brunson, first African-American woman to own a radio and then a TV station, dies aged 72.
2011-08-05: Melbourne host Derryn Hinch, currently serving five months home detention sentence, is finalist in two categories in this year's Australian Commercial Radio Awards list.
2011-08-05: Clear Channel ends jockless stunting on WTQR-FM, Greensboro/Winston-Salem and turns it into new Country Q104.1
2011-08-05: Univision second quarter revenues down 7.7% - put down mainly to effects of World Cup soccer boost to 2010 figures.
2011-08-06: Australian metropolitan radio revenues down in July compared to a year ago with only Adelaide bucking the trend to record a rise.
2011-08-06: Indian public broadcaster plans to add FM operations for All India Radio in 210 more cities according to the Business Standard.
2011-08-07: CBS Radio to flip Alternative WKRK-FM, Cleveland, to sports on August 29.
2011-08-07: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.

2011-08-07: Syndicated US alk host Tony Bruno under fire for comments he made in Tweet calling San Francisco Giants' amon Ramirez an illegal alien.
2011-08-08: Townsquare Media agrees purchase of another 26 radio stations.
2011-08-08: Entercom second quarter revenuesdown 1% with operating income down 11% - its shares also fell around 11% ad the market dropped 5.5% with most radio stocks doing worse than the market.
2011-08-09: Federal judge holds off approval of settlement between Sirius XM and subscribers who claimed that post-merger price rises violated anti-trust laws - because some subscribers say the settlement gives the lawyers too much.
2011-08-09: Leaders hold onto top spots in latest Australian radio ratings except in Brisbane where Australian Radio Network's 97.3 moves up and pushed B105 down to second rank.
*This report has been updated but is to be updated further.
2011-08-10: Broadcasting Authority of Ireland launches consultation on its Draft Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage.
2011-08-10: Townsquare Media reveals in FCC filing that it is paying Double 0 USD 11 million in cash as well as preferred and common stock.
2011-08-10: Westwood One appoints Max Krasny to the post of Senior Vice President/ General Manager Entertainment Division and Affiliate Sales to replace Dennis Green, who is moving to Cumulus.
2011-08-11: Long-time Chicago host Steve Cochran reported to possibly be returning to city's airwaves for Salem's WIND-AM.
2011-08-11: Clear Channel announces promotions to boost its multi-platform appeal to advertisers.
2011-08-11: Arbitron names Sean Creamer EVP and Chief Operating Officer.
2011-08-12: Federal Communications Commission issues more radio station fines.
2011-08-12: Cumulus reports second quarter revenues down 1% in challenging environment but expenses are down more and net income was up.
2011-08-13: Three more US radio hosts out as stations switch emphasis away from local content and cut costs.
2011-08-14: Standoff continues in Tulsa where 25-years-old man has now been on Clear Channel radio tower for four days.
2011-08-14: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-08-15: Latest figures from Australia show that after two years of digital broadcasting more than half a million DAB+ receivers have been bought and approaching a million people a week listen to DAB+ broadcasts.
2011-08-15: Citadel revenues down 4.8% and Westwood One's up 1.8% in second quarter.
2011-08-16: Two more US rock FM station frequencies go to news/news-talk this week.
2011-08-16: Police name man who climbed Clear Chanel Tulsa radio station on Thursday and is still resisting pleas to return to ground.
2011-08-16: Clear Channel hires Jay Severin for Afternoon Drive on its WXKS-AM, Boston.
2011-08-16: Tajik authorities open and adjourn to Thursday (18th) trial of BBC World Service reporter accused of associating with banned Islamic group.
2011-08-16: Cromwell Group to flip Nashville Hot AC WPRI-FM (The Party) to Sports as 102.5 The Game.
2011-08-17: 25-years old man who had been on Clear Channel Tulsa radio tower since Thursday finally surrenders to authorities.
2011-08-17: Sir Jimmy Young whose BBC Radio 2 show was ended at the end of 2002 is to make return to station in September in special to mark his 90th birthday.
2011-08-18: Merlin Media COO Walter Sabo defends new format of New York all-news WEMP-FM & predicts it to be in top five amongst 25-54 demographic.
Telecommunications Commission votes Commissioner Peter Menzies dissenting about too low Canadian music content requirements, to implement its revised policy for both campus and community radio from September 1.
2011-08-18: Smooth Jazz back on air in Orlando using 250 watts FM translator and Clear Channel HD2 signal.
2011-08-19: BBC Radio 2 to end the Sunday "Alan Titchmarsh With Melodies For You" programme on Sunday August 28 after four-and-a-half years on air.
2011-08-19: Townsquare Media completes its acquisition of Millennium Radio Holdings.
2011-08-19: US Radio Advertising Bureau says overall radio revenues in US up in second quarter but spot total fell.
2011-08-20: US Federal Communications Commission releases complaints figures for second to fourth quarter of 2010 showing massive fall on first quarter.
2011-08-20: Creditors file to put Inner City Broadcasting into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2011-08-21: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-08-22: Eight finalists, chosen from some 300 applicants, have been named for this year's Australian commercial radio industry's New Artist 2 Radio (NA2R) awards.
2011-08-22: Federal Communications Commission eliminates more rules including Fairness Doctrine.
2011-08-23: Creditors claim Inner City chairman Pierre Sutton scuttled deal that would have paid creditors in full to get better deal for himself.
2011-08-23: UK media regulator finds three community stations breached licence conditions in its latest bulletin.
2011-08-24: Author Stephen King to launch "left" breakfast show on stations he owns in Bangor, Maine.
2011-08-24: Federal Communications Commission extends to December 1 deadline for filing bi-ennial ownership reports/also gives further details of planned November nationwide Emergency Alert System test.
2011-08-24: Federal judge approves settlement reached between subscribers who had brought lawsuit against the company over price increases.
2011-08-25: Cox Media Group announces radio format leaders as part of restructuring.
2011-08-26: Federal Judge partly unseals details of lawsuit filed by sports host Paul Finebaum against Citadel, parent of his flagship station WJOX-FM, Birmingham, Alabama.
2011-08-26: Australian Communications and Media Authority launches review of its privacy guidelines for broadcasters.
2011-08-27: Revenues of Indian state broadcaster All India Radio in the year to the end of March up 18.45% on a year earlier.
2011-08-29: US National Association of Broadcasters congratulates its members' cover of Irene/FCC says the Hurricane cum tropical storm caused no major communications damage.

2011-08-30: UTV Media revenues up slightly in first six months of year and operating profit is up 4%.
2011-08-30: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council rules that parody song did not unduly stereotype Italians but words used did breach Canadian broadcasting Codes on Human Rights and Equitable Portrayal.
2011-08-30: Clear Channel hires former CBS Seattle market Manager Lisa Decker as its Seattle President and Market Manager in succession to Michelle Gosenick who departed yesterday.
2011-08-31: Broadcasting Authority of Ireland launches consultation on advertising food and drink to children.
2011-08-31: Canadian watchdog, pushed into review of earlier decision on airing of the word "faggot" in Dire Straits song, backs earlier decision as to nature of the word but says that in some contexts its use may be artistically justified.
2011-08-31: US host Glen Back stirs up more controversy by suggesting term African-American should be dropped and replaced by "black" or "coloured".
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Sep 2011

2011-09-01: Broadcasting Authority of Ireland signs contract for new Limerick community FM.
2011-09-01: Emmis completes transfer of stations to Merlin Media and uses some USD 120 million in proceeds to repay debt but still receives NASDAQ de-listing notice.
2011-09-01: Demonstrators force BBC Radio 3 to abandon live Proms broadcast by Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
2011-09-01: Following change in policy about non-compliance Canadian regulator issues short-term renewals and mandatory orders to three stations.
2011-09-02: Australian regulator's audit finds that half of six regional stations whose output was audited did not comply with minimum requirements for local news.
2011-09-02: Attorneys for Birmingham, Alabama, sports-talk host Paul Finebaum file to take his lawsuit against Citadel Broadcasting back from Federal Court to Alabama Jefferson County Circuit Court after failing to agree a settlement.
2011-09-03: Cumulus and Citadel set Sep 9 date for Citadel stockholders to decide the split of Cumulus shares and cash they wish to take in the takeover of the company by Cumulus.
2011-09-04: UK Sunday Mirror says BBC Radio 1 is set to cull a number of veteran DJs to try and attract younger audience.
2011-09-04: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-09-05: Montreal to lose its only French language sports station tomorrow when CKAC-AM flips to traffic.
2011-09-05: More US stations flip to sports including CBS stations in Cleveland and Philadelphia - the latter drawing Howard Stern back to FM for an interview.
2011-09-06: Salem announes that Steve Cochran's show is to launch on WIND-AM on October 3.
2011-09-06: Cox Media confirms it has made offer for Citadel host Paul Finebaum to move to its new Brimingham, Alabama, sports station if legal and contractual barriers can be removed.
2011-09-07: Eastlan Ratings announces new hires on back of 22% revenue rise/Latest Arbitron ratings show Merlin Media's news stations audiences down considerably since they flipped from former music formats.
2011-09-07: UK media regulator Ofcom posts its August radio update.
2011-09-07: USD 12,000 penalty proposed for Florida Low-Power FM which used uncertified transmitter and interfered with air control traffic.
2011-09-07: Hubbard Broadcasting to bring back veteran Robert Murphy to host morning show in Chicago.
2011-09-08: Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 14,000 penalty on Louisiana AM for public file offences and operating at night on daytime licence.
2011-09-08: US National Association of Broadcasters welcomes call from Democrat Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps for discussion on inclusion of radio receiving capability in mobile devices.
2011-09-08: Another US music station dies as Entercom confirms it is to simulcast sports-talk WEII-AM on its WMMK-FM (Mike FM) from Monday.
2011-09-08: Department of Justice announces that it will not block Cumulus acquisition of Citadel subject to three station divestments that are already planned.
2011-09-09: Federal Communications Commission rejects challenge to transfer of CBS Radio's KFWB-AM, Los Angeles, into divestiture trust.
2011-09-09: Inner City Broadcasting bows to involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2011-09-09: Australian metropolitan commercial radio revenues, which fell 1.16% on a year earlier in July, level off and are down 0.22% in August.
2011-09-10: Rising prices of metals lead to spate of thefts including copper cable theft that took two Kansas stations off air.
2011-09-10: The winners of this year's New Artist 2 Radio (NA2R) music competition run by Australia's commercial radio industry announced.
2011-09-11: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-09-12: UK media regulator upholds three offensive language complaints - a new category - in its latest broadcast bulletin..
This report has been updated.
2011-09-12: US National Association of Broadcasters in another spat over FM chips in mobile devices.
2011-09-13: US Department of Justice passes Cumulus takeover of Citadel.
2011-09-13: US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 17,500 penalty on Wyoming broadcaster.
2011-09-14: US Federal Communications Commission gives go ahead to Cumulus-Citadel deal, which now has to be approved by Citadel shareholders tomorrow.
2011-09-14: Sirius XM to put up its prices from Jan 1 next year.
2011-09-15: RAB/NAB Radio show opens in Chicago.
2011-09-16: Cumulus closes acquisition of Citadel.
2011-09-16: Attendance at this year's RAB/NAB Radio Show up 24% on a year ago/NAB Marconi Award winenrs announced. 2011-09-16: Creditors who say they are owed some USD 84 million file petition to put Nassau Broadcasting into bankruptcy.
2011-09-17: US recording industry cuts back expenditure on lobbying federal government on music piracy and radio performance royalties.
2011-09-18: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-09-19: Cumulus flips former Citadel classic rock WRVX-FM (The Edge) to simulcast of news WMAL-FM, the first flip since it took over Citadel.
2011-09-19: Preliminary RADAR 110 network radio ratings show more than 73% of US population listen to network radio at least once a week.
2011-09-20: Nashville Sports host George Plaster, who had run-in with Cumulus eight years ago when it tried to stop him from moving to Citadel's WGFX-FM, opts to leave station now that Cumulus has bought Citadel.
2011-09-20: Radio Indigo, Bangalore's only English music station marks its fifth anniversary on air with series of special contests under the title Christmas has come early.
2011-09-20: BBC Radio 2 names eight finalists for its Choristers of the Year 2011 event.
2011-09-20: Cumulative figures for network radio listening in Arbitron's latest RADAR ratings show reach up overall but down in older demographics/ Triton Media's Dial Global and Premiere Networks dominate top ten.
2011-09-21: UK media regulator issues three more community FM licences.
2011-09-21: In further enforcement actions US Federal Communications Commission confirms USD 17,000 penalty on amateur who interfered with International Distress, Safety, and Calling Channel and proposes USD 15,000 penalty on Puerto Rico pirate operator but reduces USD 15,000 penalties to two other men who said they could not afford the payments.
2011-09-22: In wake of de-listing warning because it has fallen below NASDAQ minimum capitalization rule, Spanish Broadcasting System stock down nearly 16% amidst world-wide sell off that also hit most other US radio stocks.
2011-09-22: Emmis announces deal with Jelli to offer five stations on Facebook Platform.
2011-09-23: Veteran Cleveland host Chuck Collier dies of heart attack aged 64.
2011-09-23: Australian Communications and Media Authority registers new Commercial Radio Code of Practice developed following 2009 row over live interview in which 14-years old girl said she had been raped when aged 12.
2011-09-24: AFN (American Forces Network) Iraq or Freedom Radio closes down its broadcasts after nearly eight years as US draws down presence in the country.
2011-09-25: Look at licence and regulatory news of the past week.
2011-09-26: Clear Channel stages what it termed "The Biggest Live Music Event in Radio History" - the iHeart Radio Music Festival - to promote its iHeartRadio digital service.
2011-09-26: Three more US radio licensees facing fines for late renewal applications and subsequent unauthorized operation.
2011-09-27: UK media regulator upholds no complaints against radio in latest Broadcast Bulletin.
2011-09-27: UK Absolute Radio, which had been potentially for sale as part of business review, is taken off the market.
2011-09-27: Arbitron says its RADAR 110 ratings report shows increase of 1.65 million listeners a week to US radio compared to year-earlier figures.
2011-09-28: Veteran Washington radio host Fred Fiske retires aged 91 after 64 years on air in the city.
2011-09-29: Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council rules that repeat of call-in programme without identifying fact it was a repeat breached two Canadian Codes - one on fair representation and the other because it induced people to make calls or send texts when they could not change the programme being aired.
2011-09-30: US House passes stopgap funding bill but to cover four days until recess ends but Republicans launch yet another attack on funding for NPR.
2011-09-30: Absolute Radio to voice-track Frank Skinner's Saturday Show - it will be aired first on the analogue stations and then an hour later on four digital stations with different music edited around the links.

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