September 2010
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Radio Around the World:

ENGLAND: Former BBC Radio 1 and longtime Classic-FM DJ Simon Bates is leaving to become the host for Smooth Radio’s new national morning show … DAB radio maker PURE has launched “FlowSongs,” where listeners can download songs they like for a fee from the PURE radios, using an embedded version of Shazam … Global Radio online and interactive director Robin Pembrooke is leaving to join as managing director …

BRAZIL: How would Rush Limbaugh and Jay Leno survive this? The nation’s “anti-joking law” bans Brazilian TV and radio broadcasters from making fun of candidates for three months before scheduled elections …

COLOMBIA: Two people have been arrested following a terrorist bombing outside the offices of Caricol Radio in Bogota. Nine people were hurt when the powerful car bomb exploded, and police suspect others were involved …

PHILIPPINES: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is closing down the 24-hour traffic reporting service on its radio (1206-AM) and television (MMDA RTV) stations in Manila as part of its cost-cutting move

LEBANON: The United Nations UNIFIL has started its own Arabic-language radio program, “Salam from the South”, to promote UN news and information …

INDIA: “Indian Idol 5” finalist Bhoomi Trivedi hasn’t won yet, but her popularity did win her a job as a DJ with Radio Mirchi (98.3) in Hyderabad

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