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  1. Radio Panel Attributes Success To 'Difficult Times' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 9:39 AM EDT Radio Panel (from left): Skip Bishop, Senior VP/Promotion, Sony Music Nashville; Jon Anthony, Program Director, WSIX Nashville; Jan Jeffries, Senior Vice President, Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc.; Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Radio Networks; Ste ...

  2. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  3. SBS Flips Miami Regional Mexican Station La Raza 106.3 FM to Colombian Music

    May 06, 2011 1:24 PM EDT SBS Entertainment has flipped its regional Mexican station in Miami-La Raza 106.3 FM-to a tropical format geared toward Colombian listeners and fans of Colombian music. The new WRAZ-Cima programs mostly cumbia and vallenato, eminently Colombian ge ...

  4. Latin Radio Programmers Trying to Make PPM Its BFF

    April 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it ...

  5. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  6. Business Matters: Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down?

    March 23, 2011 9:16 PM EDT Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down? -- What does NPD's study on LimeWire usage tell us about file sharing? Not enough, says Eric Garland, CEO of media measurement company BigChampagne. NPD noticed a 24 percentage-point drop in ...

  7. Entravision Launches 'El Gato' Radio Format in Las Vegas

    February 14, 2011 1:31 PM EST The Entravision network has flipped station KRRN-FM (92.7 FM) in Las Vegas, dropping its contemporary Spanish language AC format -- "Maria 92.7" romantica -- for "El Gato," an up-tempo regional Mexican mix that plays cumbia, ba ...

  8. Regional Mexican, Pop Dominate U.S. Latin Radio: Arbitron Report

    February 07, 2011 10:57 AM EST With 300 stations across the country, Regional Mexican continues to be by far the strongest format among Hispanic listeners across the board, according to Arbitron's newly released "Hispanic Radio Today -- 2010 Edition." The study, ...

  9. The Power of NPR

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST With so many music options available to listeners at any given moment, breaking a new act is more challenging than ever. Even the perfect alignment of mainstream press and promo - say, a Rolling Stone feature, a performance on Conan or a video in ...

  10. Univision Radio Signs PPM Deal

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish language radio giant Univision radio has finally signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron’s Portable People Meter in some of the nation’s biggest markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Although Univision had subscribed to Arbitron P ...

  11. Business Matters: Live Nation, MySpace, Jamba and more

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Live Nation Earnings Coming Today -- Live Nation’s second quarter earnings call is after the bell on Thursday. The company’s stock has been inching up all week and closed at $9.72 on Wedn ...

  12. Thinking Un-Conventionally About Radio

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 35th Conclave Learning Conference took place July 15-17 in Minneapolis. Helmed by executive director Tom Kay, radio's longest-lasting summit affords those who've dedicated their careers to the art of radio the invaluable experience o ...

  13. Arbitron Unveils New PPM

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron is unveiling this week its next generation portable people meter device. Dubbed PPM 360, the new sleeker device allows Arbitron to wirelessly upload listening data, rather than waiting for panelists to return home to dock the meter. Arbit ...

  14. Business Matters: Pandora, Faxon, Apple and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PANDORA DOMINATES -- Pandora dominates Internet radio with a 28% share of the over-12 Internet population, according to figures by Arbitron and Edison Research. Among heavy social networkers, Pandora has a 40% share. That creates a competitive adv ...

  15. World Cup Boots Up Ratings

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn’t tempered America’s enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high. Through the first 14 matches of the World ...

  16. Arbitron Unveils New PPM

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron is unveiling this week its next generation portable people meter device. Dubbed PPM 360, the new sleeker device allows Arbitron to wirelessly upload listening data, rather than waiting for panelists to return home to dock the meter. Arbit ...

  17. Frank Flores Exits Spanish Broadcasting System

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frank Flores, chief revenue officer for Spanish Broadcasting System's radio segment and GM of the company's New York stations La Mega 97. FM and Amor 93.1 FM, has left the company according to published reports. Flores was a vocal critic ...

  18. El Cucuy Returns To The Airwaves In Albuquerque

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly two-year hiatus, veteran radio personality Renán Almendarez Coello, better known as El Cucuy de la Mañana, has returned to the airwaves on Albuquerque, N.M.'s KKNS "La Ley" 95.9 FM. Almendarez, formerly a nationally s ...

  19. Twitter's Growth Examined

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Not that you need a study to tell you that Twitter has exploded in popularity over the last three years, but the Edison Research and Arbitron Internet and Multimedia Series has put together the hard stats. In a report called Twitter Usage in Ameri ...

  20. Arbitron Settles With PPM Coalition

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's travails with minority broadcasters over its portable people meter ratings system may finally be winding down. Following four months of dialog, Arbitron and the PPM Coalition announced the two have "settled their outstanding d ...

  21. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  22. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  23. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  24. Updated: N.Y. Court Orders SBS to Encode

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System must continue to encode its signals for Arbitron's portable people meter service in five markets. The ruling came Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York, which let stand the temp ...

  25. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  26. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  27. Market Profile: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST About 120,000 people will descend on Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the 10th time the iconic sports event has been played here, more than any other city. Just in time for the Super Bowl and yesterday’s Pro Bowl, Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami- ...

  28. Op-Ed: Instant Replay

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Founder/principal of Hispanic USA, a marketing and communications firm based in Miami. They say if you stick around long enough, you can see history repeat itself. That's exactly the case with the current debate surrounding Arbitron's Po ...

  29. Arbitron Reveals Reason for Skarzynski's Exit

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Arbitron introduced William Kerr, the ratings firm's new president and CEO during a noon conference call (Jan. 12), the company came clean on why Michael Skarzynski was forced to exit. News of Skarzynski's resignation for "violat ...

  30. Latin Briefs: Mega TV, Churchill Media, Eastlan Ratings

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV is launching in Chicago, Dallas, Fresno and Palm Springs, Calif. on Jan. 11. The entertainment channel will be broadcast on Chicago's WOCK Channel 13, Comcast Channel 599 and AT&T U-Verse Chann ...

  31. Arbitron Moves Up Cell-Phone-Only Measurement Increase

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron has moved up its scheduled date for increasing its cell-phone-only household samples in markets that still use diaries to measure ratings. By spring 2010, Arbitron says 15% of its diary sample will come from households that use a cell pho ...

  32. Carson Daly Returns To Radio

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly, host of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, is returning to Los Angeles radio. Beginning Jan. 4, he will fill the vacant morning spot on CBS Radio's newest station, KAMP-FM "AMP Radio." Launched last February, CBS Ra ...

  33. Congressional Committee To Hold Hearing On PPM

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron will defend its controversial Portable People Meter ratings measurement service at a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), will "examin ...

  34. Radio Disney Kids Ratings Up

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radio Disney's network for kids, tweens and families, continued to gain listeners in 2009. The network's ratings, up 11 percent over 2008, reaches 22.2 million listeners 6 and older, and 6.8 million kids 6-14, according to a Radio Disney ...

  35. N.Y. Accreditation Deadline Looms For Arbitron's PPM

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More fireworks could be in store for Arbitron’s portable people meter service. This Thursday (Oct. 15) is the deadline for Arbitron to get Media Rating Council accreditation for its service in New York or face the possibility of renewed action by ...

  36. The Arch Ends CBS Radio's Dominance In St. Louis

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from the portable people meter, WARH-FM, Bonneville's Classic Hits station in St. Louis has ended the 40-year ratings dominance by KMOX-AM, the heritage News/Talk station owned by CBS Radio. WARH, known as "The Arch,&q ...

  37. CBS Launches AMP Radio Detroit

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taking on the top-rated station in Detroit, CBS Radio Monday at 8 a.m. debuted AMP Radio, which employs a top-40 format, on WVMV-FM. With the change, WVMV's smooth jazz programming, a format that has been disappearing from major markets acros ...

  38. Latin Briefs: Berklee, Telehit, Regional Mexican Radio

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Berklee College of Music and Spanish composers' society SGAE will hold a televised singer-songwriter competition at Mexico City's Lunario auditorium Oct. 7. "Berklee Canta en Español" will feature six competitors (Berklee alum ...

  39. Radio Embraces 'Posting' System

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Posting, a practice formerly shunned by the radio industry is finally taking hold. A year after Radio One instituted a scheduling and verification system in Houston, the radio group has decided to roll out posting to the rest of its 52 stations in ...

  40. GAO Joins Crowd Looking Into Arbitron's PPM

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Arbitron's headache over the rollout of its portable people meter service ever end? The latest regulatory body to scrutinize the PPM service for its affect on minority radio stations is the Government Accountability Office. Earlier this ...

  41. Florida A.G. Files Suit Against Arbitron

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's problems with the rollout of its portable people meter service just won't go away. The Florida Attorney General Tuesday (July 14) filed suit against Arbitron in an attempt to prevent the ratings company from releasing its port ...

  42. AHAA Links Up With MRC

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, a strong critic of Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service, announced Tuesday (July 7) it has joined the Media Rating Council, giving the organization a voice in the accreditation of ...

  43. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  44. Arbitron To Reissue N.Y. PPM

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron may have handed its critics another argument for why the portable people meter service is not ready for prime time. On Tuesday (May 26), the radio ratings company told its subscribers that the last four months of monthly ratings based on ...

  45. Arbitron 'Welcomes' PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Arbitron welcomes the opportunity to better educate all parties about our Portable People Meter service and its advantages over the diary-based system," said company spokesman Thom Mocarsky. "The FCC Notice of Inquiry will allow us ...

  46. FCC Launches PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioners will hold a public inquiry into the commercial use of the PPM technology and "its potential impact on audience ratings of stations that air programming targeted to minority audiences, and consequently, on the financial viabi ...

  47. Study: Online Radio Audience Grows To 42 Million Weekly

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is good news in the radio industry: online radio is gaining in popularity. The number of Americans that tune-in weekly to online radio grew to 42 million, up from 33 million in 2008. Stuck in the 11 to 13% range for the past three years, wee ...

  48. Updated: FCC's Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Wednesday morning (April 8) called for a government inquiry into how Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) collects data and affects minority audiences and broadcast stations. "I'm hopeful that t ...

  49. Amor FM Adds Soccer To Programming

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System's Latin pop 93.1 Amor FM (WPAT) has added soccer to its programming for the first time. The station has signed an affiliate agreement with Fútbol de Primera to become its exclusive New York radio broadcaster for th ...

  50. Urban, Hispanic Radio Adapt To PPM

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio One regional VP Doug Abernathy watched in horror as his once top-rated Houston stations plummeted after the market converted from diary to PPM currency measurement in June 2007. "After 20 years of dominance, it was a hard pill for us to ...

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