CCU settling lawsuit


The Providence Journal reports that Clear Channel Communications has tentatively agreed to pay 22 million bucks to settle a lawsuit brought by victims of the 2003 fire at The Station nightclub which killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. Clear Channel had denied that its WHJY-FM Providence had any involvement in planning or operating the concert, but failed in an attempt to be dismissed as a defendant. WHJY DJ Michael Gonsalves was one of the people killed when a band’s pyrotechnics display ignited the building’s foam soundproofing. The 22 million would bring the total settlement cash offered by the various defendants to 71.5 million.