September 24, 2002 |
Disney-owned ABC Radio announced two major moves Monday that will give one of its stations, KSPN, a big boost in the battle for supremacy among Los Angeles sports-talk radio stations. KSPN next season will replace KLAC (570) as flagship station of the Angels as part of a five-year deal worth an estimated $25 million. Also, effective Jan. 1, KSPN will switch signals with sister station KDIS, Radio Disney, going from 1110 on the dial to 710. Radio Disney will go to from 710 to 1110.
May 25, 2011 |
Radio host Rob Meyer — homeless and haggard since a tornado destroyed his house Sunday — had another shift coming up soon. He had slept for only five of the previous 48 hours, filling the rest with coffee and soda. And talk. Hours and hours of talk, in fact, many with the confused and enterprising residents of Joplin. Callers' voices broke as they asked if anyone had heard news about their daughters, friends and nephews who had disappeared during the storm or its aftermath. Others asked seemingly unanswerable self-help questions, such as: If the bank is destroyed, how can I get my safe-deposit box?
March 3, 2008 |
Government troops raided three independent radio stations in the capital, seizing equipment, forcing the stations off the air and arresting one journalist. The raids in Mogadishu came a day after at least 14 people were killed and 30 wounded in fighting that pitted soldiers and their Ethiopian allies against suspected insurgents.
April 22, 2001 |
Hundreds of commercial radio stations have stopped streaming their broadcasts over the Internet, citing a dispute with advertisement actors who want to be paid extra to have their voices played online. Once the domain of computer geeks, streaming audio Webcasts drew 35 million home Internet surfers in December, compared with 21 million a year earlier, said Jennifer Fran of Nielsen-NetRatings, an Internet traffic-measuring company.
October 8, 2005 |
Susquehanna Media is in talks to sell its radio stations to a group of investors including Cumulus Media for more than $1 billion, the New York Times reported. The company is also nearing a separate agreement to sell its cable TV operations to Comcast Corp. for close to $750 million, the newspaper reported, citing executives involved in the talks. Susquehanna, the largest privately held U.S. radio broadcaster, owns more than 30 stations in the biggest U.S. markets.
July 27, 2005 |
Univision Communications Inc., the No. 1 Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, said it agreed to purchase two radio stations from Entravision Communications Corp. for $90 million. Univision said it expected to pay for the transaction with Entravision shares it owns, part of a commitment to reduce its stake in Entravision to 15% under the company's 2003 purchase of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Univision will purchase stations KBRG-FM (100.