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‘Pirate Radio’ Sold: As part of a plan to return the company to profitability, Westwood One Inc. announced Monday an agreement with Viacom International Inc. to sell Los Angeles radio station KQLZ-FM (100.3) for $40 million in cash, subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission. There was no word whether Viacom, which owns the adult contemporary station KYSR-FM (98.7) in Los Angeles, plans to make any changes in the on-air staff or aggressive rock-and-roll format of KQLZ, which until recently called itself “pirate radio.” “As a company policy, we don’t comment on any plans until takeover,” said Viacom spokeswoman Betsy Vorce. A spokeswoman for Viacom said FCC approval is expected in 60 to 90 days. Westwood One earlier sold New York’s WYNY-FM for $50 million.


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