CQ Communications Acquires WorldRadio Magazine – Merger or Separate? 12 - November - 2008Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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A hearty thanks to Armond Noble N6WR for his years at the helm of WorldRadio, as many of the Amateur Radio press sources are carrying a somewhat confusing news release:
For release: November 12, 2008
CQ COMMUNICATIONS ACQUIRES WORLDRADIO MAGAZINE
(Hicksville, NY and Sacramento, CA, November 12, 2008) — CQ Communications, Inc. has acquired WorldRadio magazine, CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA and WorldRadio Publisher Armond Noble, N6WR, announced jointly today. CQ, based in Hicksville, New York, currently publishes CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular Communications magazines.
WorldRadio, based in Sacramento, California, has been published monthly since July, 1971, with a primary focus on the human side of ham radio. CQ, a general-interest ham radio magazine best known for its support of DXing and contesting, has been in print since January, 1945.
Armond Noble, N6WR, Publisher of WorldRadio, said that at the age of 74 the time had come for him to retire. “I wanted to be sure that WorldRadio found a good home, and that our readers would continue to be served by an independent voice in amateur radio,” Noble said.
CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said, “WorldRadio has filled an important niche in our hobby for nearly four decades. We welcome WorldRadio’s readers to the CQ family, and we look forward to meeting their needs for many years to come.”
Current plans call for WorldRadio to continue to be published online as part of the CQ family of magazines, with Editor Nancy Kott, WZ8C, continuing in that position. WorldRadio subscribers will also have their subscriptions transferred to CQ magazine. Readers will be notified of details as plans are finalized.
Last paragraph says WorldRadio will continue and then goes on to say WorldRadio subscribers will have their subscriptions transfered to CQ Magazine.
Rather confusing statement.
Hopefully the two independent voices will remain but again the confused last statement puts that in question.