2004 in radio
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The year 2004 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- April 8 – As part of a series of format changes at Cumulus Media-owned stations in the Quad Cities, KORB (93.5 FM) switches from active rock to hot adult contemporary, adopts the former call sign KQCS (which had been used at frequency from 1989-1995) and adopts the slogan "Star 93.5." The active rock format is moved to WXLP (96.9 FM), which dumps its longtime classic rock format as a result, and adopts the slogan "97 Rock."
- October 30 – In the UK a 163-metre-high radio mast at Peterborough collapses in a fire.
- 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 City (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
- 28 October-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 1 April 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.
- 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
- January 22, Billy May, 87, an American composer, arranger and trumpeter 
- 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
- Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.