Current Issue:

Coming Up July 28:
The 40 Most Powerful
People in Radio

Plus: The 2014 Lifetime Leadership Award

Click here to subscribe to Radio Ink.

Radio Ink Writers

Brooks Wins Legal Battle Against Summit


America's only country radio station airing 24 hours of Garth Brooks music has lost a legal fight from the singer for using his name and likeness without permission. Brooks' lawyers took action against Summit Media's GARTH-FM in Louisville, serving them a cease-and-desist order. The format change (or perhaps a stunt) began on WKRA during Memorial Day weekend, with the tagline, "Garth, the Whole Garth, and Nothing But the Garth."The station even used Brooks' face as their logo.