2004 in radio
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The year 2004 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
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- 1 January - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk's cultural channel MDR Kultur is relaunched as MDR Figaro.
- 5 January – The Ed Schultz Show is launched.
- 31 March - Launch of Air America Radio, with affiliates in New York (WLIB), Chicago (WNTD), Los Angeles (KBLA), San Bernardino (KCAA), Portland (KPOJ), West Palm Beach, Florida (WJNO), and Minneapolis (WMNN).
- 19 April - Alex Bennett launches his new show on Sirius Left.
- 30 June - Pittsburgh radio station WBZZ, "B94", drops its 23-year old Top 40/CHR format for active rock as "93-7 K-Rock" WRKZ.
- 1 July - KRBV in Dallas, TX drops its Top 40 format as "Wild 100.3" and change to Jack FM with KJKK as the station's new callsign.
- September - The Stephanie Miller Show
- October 28-Shade 45 debuts on Sirius Satellite Radio
- 18 November - WCKW, New Orleans, Louisiana drops Adult Contemporary for Rhythmic/Dance as WDVW ("Diva 92.3").
- May - Westwood One ends production of "NBC Radio News"-branded morning-drive newscasts, produced by CBS Radio personnel, one of the few remaining links to the original NBC Radio Network. The move came a year after the launch of the non-related "NBC News Radio" in an arrangement with NBC and Westwood One (that service would be expanded to a round-the-clock basis on April 1, 2012). Usage of the NBC Radio "Hotline" satellite chirp was also retired.
- 27 February - I.E. America Radio Network ends operations,
- 15 December - Brian Beirne retires from KRTH.
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- Bill Ballance, 85, radio personality
- David Brudnoy, 64, Boston radio talk show host, cancer
- Erik Bye, 78, Norwegian journalist (AP, BBC, NRK), radio/TV host, actor, singer/songwriter; cancer
- Dennis R. ("Dick") Covington, 77, American radio broadcaster, KYW, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- John Dunn, 70, Scottish BBC Radio 2 disc jockey, cancer
- John A. Gambling, 73, American radio host, "Rambling with Gambling"
- Fialho Gouveia, 69, Portuguese radio and TV presenter, of cardiac arrest
- David Grierson, 49, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television host
- Jimmy Mack, 70, Scots radio personality
- Scott Muni, 74, longtime New York City radio disc jockey
- Chuck Niles, 76, only jazz disc jockey to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- John Peel, 65, British radio disc jockey
- Bill Randle, 81, Cleveland and New York disc jockey; presenter of the first Elvis Presley concert north of the Mason-Dixon Line (in Brooklyn, Ohio).
- Norman Rose, 87, radio and TV actor, All My Children voice of Juan Valdez
- Molly Weir, 94, Scottish TV and radio actress
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