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  • LONDON, May 24- A BBC radio station located just outside Manchester city center briefly stopped live broadcasting on Wednesday after it was evacuated for what turned out to be a fire alarm. Britain is on its highest level of security alert after a suicide bomb attack killed 22 people on Monday evening, just two miles from the headquarters of BBC Radio 5 live.

  • CAPE TOWN, May 24- Six South African telecoms companies, including MTN Group and Vodacom, can keep their broadband radio spectrum licenses until they expire in 2028 after agreeing to buy at least 30 percent of the government's new Wireless Open Access Network, the communications minister said on Wednesday. Minister Siyabonga Cwele told reporters an agreement...

  • LONDON, May 13- The British government does not yet know who was behind Friday's global cyber attack that disrupted the UK's health system, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday. That work is still ongoing, "she told BBC radio. She said Britain's National Cyber Security Centre was working with the country's health service to ensure the attack was...

  • As of March 31, the company had debt of $20.37 billion and total assets of $12.27 billion. IHeart, formerly known as Clear Channel Communications Inc, was taken over by private equity firms BainCapital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners through a leveraged buyout in 2008 for $26.7 billion, piling up the company with huge debts. The company, which hosts syndicated radio...

  • Trump questions the Civil War

    The president is now questioning whether America's Civil War could have been avoided.

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote May 18 to start the review. In 2016, the FCC under President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Struggling newspaper companies had pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani

    Chobani filed a lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

  • TORONTO, April 20- In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada's telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company's effort to leverage content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled on Thursday that...

  • TORONTO, April 20- Canada's telecom and broadcast regulator ruled on Thursday that all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers, a blow to large companies seeking to leverage either their own or other companies' content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission specifically...

  • MONTREAL/ OTTAWA, April 3- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier tried to contain a public relations debacle on Monday after protests and a dressing down by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over hefty executive pay hikes just weeks after its latest government loan. "We didn't do a good job of communicating it," Chief Executive Alain Bellemare told a Quebec radio...

  • Mad Money Lightning Round

    Jim Cramer rattles off his take on caller favorite stocks, including this concerning energy stock.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A judge on Friday rejected Cumulus Media Inc's bid to proceed with a refinancing plan that the second-largest U.S. radio network hoped would help reduce its $2.4 billion debt load, but was opposed by some lenders. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan came in a lawsuit the Atlanta- based company filed in December, accusing JPMorgan...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Cumulus Media Inc's bid to proceed with a refinancing plan that the second-largest U.S. radio network hoped would help reduce its $2.4 billion debt load, but was opposed by some lenders. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan came in a lawsuit the Atlanta- based company filed in December, accusing JPMorgan...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Feb 23- Saudi Aramco's initial public offering could encourage other Gulf countries to list their oil assets, a leading regional economist said, but the oil giant must clear uncertainties over taxation, OPEC policy and ownership of crude. Nasser Saidi, a former economy minister of Lebanon, told Dubai Eye Radio in an interview broadcast on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Sirius XM Holdings Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company's playing of older songs by the 1960 s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement between both sides in November. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York accepted a Dec. 20 ruling by the...

  • LONDON, Feb 1- Arqiva, a company that runs much of Britain's TV and mobile infrastructure but is little known outside the industry, could put itself up for sale or list on the stock market as part of a review led by Rothschild, two sources said on Wednesday. Arqiva, which carried the BBC's first TV broadcast in 1936, works with major mobile operators, independent radio...

  • TORONTO, Jan 31- Bell Media, a unit of Canadian telecom company BCE Inc, said on Tuesday it is reducing its radio and television industry workforce in more than two dozen locations across the country by an unspecified number. "The restructuring is the result of the challenges Bell Media and other Canadian media companies are facing due to increasing...

  • Pandora shares surge on layoff announcement and strong Q4 projection

    Shares of Pandora are trading higher after the company said it would cut jobs and beat earnings forecast, reports CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • Digital kills the FM radio star

    Jan Thoresen, CEO of Sol.no., says the switch from FM to digital radio is rather meaningless.

  • 2016 musical retrospect

    David Bakula, Nielsen Entertainment takes a look back at the year in music and provides a preview of music trend in 2017.