What were the top radio stories of the past year in the United States?
In the opinion of About.com’s Corey Dietz, they were (in chronological order) the sale of Air America Radio and departure of Al Franken; the death of Jennifer Strange in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest at KDND(FM); the planned merger of XM and Sirius; the first mobile Internet radio; new royalty rates for Webcasters; the Imus debacle; XM’s suspension of Opie & Anthony; the switch by WCBS(FM) back to oldies; the settlement of the Imus debacle and his separate return to the air; and the return of Bubba the Love Sponge to terrestrial radio.
Dietz also listed other “notable events” including Gary Burbank’s departure from WLW, radio payola settlements, the return of Phil Hendrie and the death of Tom Snyder. What are your “top events of the past year” in radio — technical, programming or otherwise? Write to [email protected].
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