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Advertisers fear rates hike if Emap and SRH merge

Media buying agencies are urging Emap to press ahead with plans to mount a £380m takeover of Scottish Radio Holdings. But advertisers fear that the move would allow the combined group - commanding between 25 and 30 per cent of UK commercial radio revenues - to raise advertising rates.

Market Report: Numis raises hopes of Emap bid for Scots Radio

Numis Securities yesterday returned from meeting with Emap's management convinced that it is only a matter to time before the media conglomerate takes over Scottish Radio. Praising the way that the group has developed its media assets, the broker said: "In our view, the final part of the jigsaw would be for Emap to consolidate is ownership of Scottish Radio."

Emap's finance director gets new role

Emap's finance director, Gary Hughes, took personal charge of the company's radio business yesterday, ahead of expected consolidation in the sector.

Investment Column: Emap must prove itself in France

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