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Brussels Young & Rubicam has sacked its entire media department and has formed an alliance with independent shop Media Line.

Brussels Young & Rubicam has sacked its entire media department and has formed an alliance with independent shop Media Line. The tie-up will not affect talks between Y&R and EURO RSCG on the setting up of Mediapolis.

Scottish Television announced pre-tax profits up to 7.4m in the six months to June 30. The corresponding figure last year, 1.7m, was artificially depressed by sales house reorganisation, the company says…

…GMTV, the breakfast ITV broadcaster in which STV holds a 20 per cent stake, is expected to move into profit this year – three years after launch – the company also claimed.

Talk Radio UK shareholder Emmis Broadcasting is reported to be looking to sell its 24.5 per cent stake in the radio station.

Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television has asked the Network Centre to produce a fictitious ‘dream schedule’ that includes moving News at Ten.

Five Chiltern Radio directors have resigned – including chairman Peter Burton and his deputy, Ron Howard – following GWR’s 19.3m unconditional offer.

Kiss 100 FM is planning a 750,000 ad campaign through Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO…

…Holsten Export has signed a deal to sponsor the Kiss 100 FM Official Dance Chart and Kiss 102 in Manchester’s Kiss List.

Carling Black Label has renewed its sponsorship of Virgin Radio’s sports reports in an 18-month deal through BBJ Media Services.

Disney has denied speculation that following its acquisition of US network ABC last week, it will review its no-ads policy for The Disney Channel when it launches in the UK.

Andy Hawkins, sales director at CLT UK Radio Sales, has been appointed commercial director.

Country 1035’s audience is up 41 per cent to 428,000 a week following major changes to the schedule, the latest Rajar data shows.

Classic FM is listened to by 25 per cent of all businessmen each week; its strongest audience is among the ‘high-profile’ category, according to RSL’s British Business Survey.

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