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  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Colmes was 66 and is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, the sister of longtime Fox contributor Monica Crowley. Colmes was a New York City native and Hofstra University graduate who...

  • 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.

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a new fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday, setting a higher target for download speeds and creating a fund that could see providers paying more to help meet those goals. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- A defense policy bill that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law this month will give President-elect Donald Trump greater influence over U.S. foreign broadcasting entities. The National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress last week includes a provision abolishing the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- Cumulus Media Inc has sued JPMorgan Chase& Co seeking a court order declaring that the second-largest U.S. radio network is allowed to proceed with a refinancing that it says would deleverage the company by up to $305 million. In a lawsuit filed late on Monday in Manhattan federal court, Cumulus accused JPMorgan of breaching a 2013 credit...

  • ACCRA, Dec 9- Ghana's main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the West African country's presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday. Ghana is a beacon of democracy in a region that has seen a series of civil wars and coups with a record of peaceful elections in which...

  • ACCRA, Dec 9- Ghana's main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the west African country's presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday. In his first comment since the election, Mahama said on Twitter on Friday he would wait for official results, in a seemingly softer...

  • "We're expecting today to be our biggest sales day of the year," John Rogers, chief executive of electricals to toys retailer Argos told BBC radio. Mark Elliot of credit card provider MBNA told BBC radio that Friday "is going to be the biggest shopping day ever in British retail history. UK retailers will be hoping the promotions kick-start Christmas trading,...

  • CBS ON TRACK TO IPO ITS RADIO BUSINESS IN FIRST QUARTER, BUT COULD GO EARLIER- EARNINGS CALL.

  • BERLIN, Oct 25- European Parliament President Martin Schulz told German radio on Tuesday that he did not expect a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada to be signed this week. Belgium said on Monday it could not formally back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement- which needs the unanimous support of the 28 EU nations- because its...