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EX-16 - EXHIBIT 16 - DIAL GLOBAL, INC. /DE/c25367exv16.htm
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 23, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   001-14691   95-3980449
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
220 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 419-2900
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 4   Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements
Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On November 23, 2011, Westwood One, Inc. (the “Company”) dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as its independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee approved such dismissal on November 23, 2011.
PwC’s reports on the financial statements of the Company for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. During the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, and through November 23, 2011, there were no disagreements with PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosures, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to their satisfaction would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports.
During the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 and through November 23, 2011, there have been no reportable events with the Company as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K except that PwC’s audit report for the year ended December 31,2008 included an explanatory paragraph regarding substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
The Company provided PwC with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that PwC furnish it with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements. A copy of such letter, dated November 30, 2011, is filed as Exhibit 16 to this Form 8-K.
Engagement of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On November 23, 2011, the Company appointed Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm. The decision to engage Ernst & Young LLP was approved by the Audit Committee on November 23, 2011. Ernst & Young LLP audited the financial statements of Verge Media Companies, Inc., the predecessor of Verge Media Companies, LLC (“Verge”) for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company merged with Verge on October 21, 2011.
During the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 and through the period ended November 23, 2011, the Company did not consult with Ernst & Young LLP regarding (1) the application of accounting principles to any specified transactions, either completed or proposed, (2) the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report was provided to the Company or oral advice was provided that Ernst & Young LLP concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue, or (3) any matter that was the subject of a disagreement between the Company and its predecessor auditor as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K or a reportable event as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.




Section 9   Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following is a list of the exhibits filed as a part of this Form 8-K:
No.   Description of Exhibit
Letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, dated as of November 30, 2011.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 30, 2011  By:   /s/ David Hillman    
    Name:   David Hillman   
    Title:   Executive Vice President