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NPR to End ‘Talk of the Nation’

NPR is ending the 21-year-old call-in radio show “Talk of the Nation” and encouraging local stations to replace it with an expanded version of “Here and Now,” an afternoon newscast that is produced here.


Kate Middleton prank call DJ returns to airwaves

One of the DJs who was involved in a prank call to Kate Middleton’s hospital – which led to the suicide of a nurse – has returned to the airwaves in Australia.


IHT Rendezvous: 'Fragile' Australian Radio Hosts Get Counseling After Nurse's Death

Australian DJs

Anger continued to swirl around a hoax call made to a London hospital by two Australian radio hosts who talked their way past a nurse to get a medical update on Kate Middleton. Three days later, the nurse was found dead in an apparent suicide. But some Australians are also defending the hosts, who are said to be "shattered" by the uproar.


Prank-call radio station suspends ads after nurse's death

An Australian radio station that staged a prank phone call to the hospital where Duchess Kate was being treated has suspended the radio hosts involved and pulled all advertising after a nurse who was fooled by the call was found dead.


Sirius CEO Search to Be Lengthy

The search for a chief executive officer to replace Mel Karmazin at Sirius XM Radio Inc. could extend well into next year, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei said Tuesday. "We are both looking at internal and external candidates," Mr. Maffei said on a conference call following Liberty's third-quarter results announcement. "It's unlikely to be a one-month process. I would hope it would be six [months] or less."


Liberty boosts Sirius XM stake, aims for control

Sirius XM

Liberty Media Corp. said Friday it has boosted its stake in Sirius XM Radio Inc. and intends to take control of the satellite radio broadcaster if federal authorities approve.


Rush Limbaugh claims ‘Dark Knight’ movie is liberal attack on Romney

Will the latest Hollywood blockbuster be the bane of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign? Well, that might be going too far, but the villain in the new Batman movie probably won’t do Romney any favors.


Glenn Beck signs 5-year $100 million radio deal

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck has signed a five-year, $100 million contract to continue his morning radio show with syndicator Premiere Networks Inc.


Herman Cain gets his own radio show

Herman Cain

Herman Cain is going back to talk radio, taking the reins from long-time WSB host Neal Boortz.


Liberty Media Lays Out Its Plans To Take Control Of Sirius XM

In an SEC filing this morning, John Malone’s company says that it will convert enough of its preferred shares in the satellite radio provider into common shares to give it 32% of the total votes.


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