Media: Chatter

"This is one of the biggest innovations in newspaper promotions in recent times." - The Mail on Sunday's managing director, Stephen Miron, on the move to make Prince's latest album a free giveaway with the national newspaper "If you call yourself Global Radio, it's safe to assume your ambitions are bigger than UK local radio. Charles Allen sees the acquisition of Chrysalis as part of a wider consolidation." - Andrew Harrison, the chief executive of RadioCentre, predicts Charles Allen's emergence is the start of a series of mergers and acquisitions

"The boundaries bear little relationship to regional identities on the ground. It is not clear this level of complexity is delivering maximum value for ITV viewers." - The ITV executive chairman, Michael Grade, calls for a simplification of its regional broadcasting franchise structure.