An online poll commissioned by Billboard Radio Monitor and Musicrypt, Inc. shows an overwhelming majority of radio broadcasters are inclined to receive music digitally, when the service is available to them. That's among the chief findings of the 2005 Digital Music Poll, a nationwide survey of over 450 radio broadcasters.
Howard Stern has been given a one-day suspension from his syndicated show following an altercation with Tom Chiusano, GM of Infinity's WXRK (K-Rock) New York, according to Sirius Satellite Radio's "Howard 100" channel.
In a surprising move, Infinity Radio has converted 20-year modern rock bastion WHFS Washington, D.C., to Spanish, as "El Zol" 99.1. The station will play a mixture of salsa, merengue and bachata, targeting adults 25-54.
Damageplan had just begun its second-to-last show on a 60-date tour when a gunman rushed the stage at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 9, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three other people before being killed by a policeman.