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  • NEW YORK— Radio broadcasting company Cumulus Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and entered into a restructuring agreement with some of its lenders to reduce its debt by $1 billion. Atlanta- based Cumulus says its programming, operations and sales will continue normally throughout the process. CEO Mary Berner says the company has reversed...

  • WASHINGTON— Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening. "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy," Walmart said. " The Radio Television Digital News Association said Walmart notified it...

  • In this July 26, 2017 photo, "A Prairie Home Companion" creator and former host Garrison Keillor talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office.

    Keillor's note concluded, "I'm just fine. I had a good long run and am grateful for it and for everything else," USA Today reports.

  • Nov 29- U.S. radio broadcaster Cumulus Media Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it has entered into a restructuring agreement with certain of its lenders to reduce more than $1 billion in debt. "The debt overhang left by previous years of underperformance remains a significant financial challenge that we must overcome for our operational...

  • Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio for alleged improper behavior

    Garrison Keillor, former host of "Prairie Home Companion," has been fired from Minnesota Public radio for alleged inappropriate behavior.

  • SiriusXM CEO: Radio in the US is a $25 billion business

    CNBC's David Faber reports the highlights of his conversation with SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer including the satellite radio company's investment in Pandora and his views on the radio landscape.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to undo key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on...

  • Nov 13- U.S. sports broadcaster ESPN launched its flagship SportsCenter program on messaging app Snapchat on Monday, reimagining the show that provides sports highlights and commentary into a short-form series. A roster of six hosts will give commentary and perspectives, including ESPN anchors Katie Nolan and Elle Duncan, and ESPN Radio host Jason Fitz, Snap...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China will maintain macro-policy continuity and stability for 2018 and take steps to fend off economic risks, state radio quoted on Wednesday Premier Li Keqiang as saying. The government will deepen supply-side reforms next year, state ratio quoted Li as telling a meeting on the economy. China's economy grew 6.7 percent last year, the slowest in 26...

  • BEIJING, Nov 7- China will put financial services for smaller companies in a more prominent position, the country's premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by state radio on Tuesday. Premier Li told a meeting that China will let markets play a decisive role in financial resource allocation for smaller firms and make more effort to improve financing access for...

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS TO REQUIRE ENTERCOM TO DIVEST 13 RADIO STATIONS TO PROCEED WITH ACQUISITION OF CBS RADIO.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants to rollback landmark media ownership regulations that prohibit owning a television station and newspaper in the same market and making it easier to acquire additional TV or radio stations, Chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday. If approved at the FCC's November meeting, the move would be a win...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants to rollback landmark media ownership regulations that prohibit owning a television station and newspaper in the same market and making it easier to acquire additional TV or radio stations, Chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday. If approved at the FCC's November meeting, the move would be a win...

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," which would amend existing election law covering television and radio outlets to impose those rules to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Companion legislation was...

  • BEIJING, Oct 12- Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China's recent achievements: the country's first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty. Alongside radio shows and documentaries lauding Xi's achievements on state television, the exhibition is part of a...

  • FCC officials said it is unclear whether the agency would have regulatory authority to require a company to activate the chips. The FCC did not immediately reply to Apple's disclosure that new phones do not have the chips. The FCC said that more than 90 percent of cell sites in Puerto Rico and two-thirds of those in the U.S. Virgin Islands remain out of service...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The top U.S. communications regulator urged Apple Inc to activate FM radio chips installed in iPhones that would allow Americans to get access to life-saving information when a natural disaster causes wireless networks to go down. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Thursday that Apple was the one major phone...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday urged Apple Inc to activate FM radio chips installed in iPhones in the wake of major hurricanes. Pai said Apple is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted doing so. Pai said when wireless networks go down during a natural disaster, smartphones with activated FM...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...