Arbitron

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Entravision’s Q4 Revenue Falls 16% To $53 Million

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica, Calif.-based Entravision reports that its fourth quarter revenue slipped to $52.76 million from $62.514 million earned during the same period in 2007. The company said its net loss grew 190% to $136,483 compared to $47,051. That is a ...

  5. L.A.'s Indie 103 Moves To Web-Only Broadcast

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles station Indie 103 will cease broadcasting over the air today, according to on-air announcements, but will continue to broadcast via the web. The station launched five years ago, and broadcast the world premiere of four tracks from Prin ...

  6. AHAA Responds To PPM Settlement

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST In response to the agreement reached by attorneys general Andrew Cuomo (New York) and Anne Milgram (New Jersey), the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) said in a statement that it applauds the steps Arbitron took to adopt new stan ...

  7. Arbitron Settles With N.Y., N.J. AGs

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after attorneys general in New York and New Jersey filed lawsuits against Arbitron charging the radio ratings research company with "deceptively claiming that its Portable People Meter system is valid, fair, and representative of ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Fernandez, Universal Music, AHAA

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez debuts at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with his live set, "Primera Fila," on Sony BMG. The ranchera legend's first totally live album shifted 11,000 copies in the U.S.-his best debut ...

  9. AHAA Expresses Frustration With Arbitron

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) chairman José López-Varela has sent a three-page letter to Arbitron VP of national group services/regional manager Rich Tunkel and director of multicultural business affairs Stacie de Armas expre ...

  10. Nielsen Tunes Into Radio Measurement

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seven months after Cumulus invited qualified vendors to submit proposals to conduct a new audience measurement service in 50 small markets, the radio group has confirmed that the Nielsen Co. has been selected to carry out the task. At the same tim ...

  11. Arbitron Moves PPM Deployment For Nine Markets

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced Tuesday (Nov. 4) that it was moving up the PPM commercialization date for four markets, Kansas City, San Antonio, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. These markets are now scheduled to commercialize with the December 2009 PPM survey r ...

  12. Arbitron Now Suing N.J. AG

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron on Friday afternoon (Oct. 10) announced it has asked the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey for a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram to prevent any attempt ...

  13. New Jersey Sues Arbitron Over PPM

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo drew first blood on Friday morning (Oct. 10), when he announced he was suing Arbitron over it Portable People Meter (PPM), accusing Arbitron of deceptively claiming that its portable people meter (PPM) system ...

  14. N.Y. AG Sues Arbitron

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York attorney general Andrew M. Cuomo today (Oct. 10) announced that his office has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Arbitron. The lawsuit accuses Arbitron of deceptively claiming that its portable people meter (PPM) sy ...

  15. Arbitron Touts Spanish-Language Radio Ratings Under PPM

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the latest volley between Arbitron and minority broadcasters over the ratings company's Personal People Meter commercialization — which was moved up two days — Arbitron has released ratings figures that tout the performance of Spanish-lang ...

  16. Arbitron Commercializes PPM In Eight Markets

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move crafted to pre-empt any attempt to block the rollout of Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM), the ratings company announced on Monday (Oct. 6) that it has commercialized its electronic radio ratings services in eight new markets. ...

  17. N.Y. Attorney General Sues Arbitron Over PPM

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The attorney general of the State of New York will file suit against Arbitron to stop the company's rollout of PPM in the Empire State. Andrew Cuomo alleges that Arbitron has engaged in "unlawful and deceptive acts and practices" in ...

  18. Obama, Durbin Push For PPM Delay

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, both Democratic senators from Illinois, have sent Arbitron president/CEO Steve Morris a letter expressing their concerns over the company's plans to continue rolling out PPM without Media R ...

  19. SRA Applauds N.Y.C. Council PPM Vote; Arbitron Responds

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In response to Wednesday's (Sept. 24) unanimous vote from the New York City Council to call on the FCC to investigate Arbitron's PPM and the electronic ratings system's potential effects on the diversity of radio, the Spanish Radio ...

  20. New York AG Investigates PPM

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pressured by a group of Hispanic broadcasters and Inner City Broadcasting in New York City, New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo has initiated an investigation into Arbitron's portable people meter (PPM) system. Arbitron received a subpoena ...

  21. Ozomatli To Host Morning Radio Show

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning funk-rock fusionists Ozomatli are the new morning show hosts at Los Angeles alternative rock radio station 98.7 FM (KYSR). "The Ozomatli Morning Show" debuts Aug. 20 on the Clear Channel station, whose si ...

  22. Four Largest Markets Scheduled For PPM Switch

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron officially resumed the roll-out of its portable people meter service Thursday (June 12). Beginning in September, eight markets will say goodbye to diaries forever, including the nation's four largest radio markets, New York, Los Ange ...

  23. Hispanic Radio Groups Unite To Address PPM Issues

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four of the country's major Hispanic radio groups – Entravision Radio, Spanish Broadcasting System, Univision Radio and Border Media Partners – have united to form the Spanish Radio Association, an industry-focused committee that will address ...

  24. Don Cheto Leads L.A. Station To Top Spot

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio host Don Cheto has closed the gap with uber-popular Piolín among Hispanic listeners in the flagship Los Angeles market, according to Arbitron's Winter 2008 book. "El Show de Don Cheto" on Liberman Broadcasting's KBUE and ...

  25. Ceriani Moves From Clasica To Romance

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Zona Cero," the Miami morning show hosted by controversial personality Javier Ceriani, has moved from its longtime home at Clasica 92.3 FM (WCMQ) to Romance, 106.7 FM (WRMA), beginning May 7. Both stations are owned by Spanish Broadcast ...

  26. Full Coverage: Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage from the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, which ran April 7 – 10, in Hollywood, Fla. Array Of Acts Score Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards April 10, 2008 Rare eclecticism marked the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music A ...

  27. Spanish-Language Listenership Jumps

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bucking a trend of declining listenership at English-language radio, Spanish-language radio has seen its audience grow 10 percent in the last decade among listeners aged 18-34. Citing Arbitron studies, Gary Stone, Univision Radio's COO, gave ...

  28. Panel Debates PPM Effectiveness

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's a better measurement of radio listenership: numbers that show all levels of exposure to a radio station, or numbers that show how many people are actually paying attention to what they're hearing? That question was debated between ...

  29. Santos, Ferrero Return To Miami Airwaves March 13

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision radio morning personalities Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, famous for their prank phone call to Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez impersonating Fidel Castro, will return to the Miami airwaves March 13. Santos and Ferrero will host mornin ...

  30. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  31. New Chart Parameters for Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard starts the New Year off with new criteria for catalog albums on its sales charts. The first tracking week of 2008 also sees Nielsen SoundScan raising the profile of the Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands designated market area (DMA). Under Billb ...

  32. SBS Launches Miami Regional Mexican Station

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a nod to the changing Latin demographic of the East Coast, the Miami airwaves will welcome the strains of regional Mexican music on Jan. 5. The imminent launch of La Raza 106.3 FM was previously announced in Billboard (Billboard.biz, Oct. 24), ...

  33. Miami Tunes In To Regional Mexican Station

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami is close to launching its first FM regional Mexican station. La Raza will take over the 106.3 FM frequency, which at one point belonged to La Gran Cadena. The station belongs to the SBS network, which already owns pop station WRMA, Romance ( ...

  34. Arbitron Rearches Mobile Usage

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron has struck a deal with mobile research firm Telephia to conduct joint research on the audio content usage on mobile phones. Initial findings from the Arbitron/Telephia Mobile Audio Media Study show that about 6% of mobile subscribers say ...

  35. Top Execs To Launch Slacker Inc.

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The former top executives at MusicMatch, Rio, and iRiver America tomorrow (March 14) will formally launch Slacker Inc., a new San Diego-based startup company focusing on portable digital radio. Dennis Mudd, former CEO of digital jukebox software c ...

  36. Radio Study Quantifies New Music's Audience Impact

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first major research study presented at Country Radio Seminar, which runs Feb. 28 through March 2 in Nashville, offered insight into the kind of behavioral research programmers will be tapping with the advent of electronic audience measurement ...

  37. Nielsen BDS Expands Service

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. Nielsen BDS is expanding its monitoring service network by adding more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. As a result, BDS will now monitor 1680 radio stations in 190 markets. "The music indust ...

  38. CBS Radio CEO Calls For PPM Rollout Now

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hollander believes waiting for full accreditation is a mistake. CBS Radio’s CEO Joel Hollander wants the portable people meter (PPM) out in the marketplace as fast as possible—and he thinks waiting for the new service to get full accreditation is ...

  39. David Lee Roth To Be Ousted

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opie & Anthony to replace Roth in seven markets. According to sources familiar with the situation, David Lee Roth’s CBS radio morning show is coming to a screeching halt within a few weeks and will be replaced by the Opie & Anthony Sho ...

  40. Study: Web Radio Listening Up 50%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Critical mass approaching among 18-34 year-olds. The percentage of Americans that regularly listens to Internet radio rose sharply this year to 12% (approximately 30 million listeners) up from 8% last year, according to a new study by Edison Media ...

  41. Satellite Radio Awareness Climbs To 61%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recognition grown consistently over past two years. XM and Sirius have 61% awareness levels among American consumers, according to a new study by Edison Media Research and Arbitron. Public recognition of satellite radio has grown consistently over ...

  42. Study: 28% Of Stern Fans Move To Sirius

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Survey included 25,000 respondents. It looks like Stern’s move to Sirius was a success for him and the satcaster, at least according to Billboard Radio Monitor’s read on the results of a Jacobs Media survey of 25,000 respondents from over 75 rock- ...

  43. Clear Channel Joins Media Audit/IsposTests

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes fourth radio group to do so. Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio group which is leading an industry committee to evaluate electronic radio ratings systems, has joined three other radio groups in agreeing to encode their Houston radio ...

  44. Arbitron To Adopt New Measuring Service

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rolls out 'portable people meter.' Making good on its word to forge ahead with a portable people meter-based radio ratings service, Arbitron announced Tuesday it would begin rolling out PPM ratings to the top 50 markets beginning this Ju ...

  45. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New company third largest radio group in U.S. The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally un ...

  46. Radio Show Panel: Reporting Adds 'Root Of A Lot Of Evil'

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio and recording industry executives grappled with their changing relationship in the post Eliot Spitzer-Sony BMG settlement climate at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Show on Sept. 23. PHILADELPHIA -- Radio and recording industry exec ...

  47. NAB Discusses Add Reporting Fate

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dickey: 'It's the root of a lot of evil.' Radio and recording industry executives grappled with their changing relationship in the post Eliot Spitzer-Sony BMG settlement climate at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Show today ...

  48. Day 2 From Atlanta: Payola, Secrets To Producing

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Payola, branding, new technologies, and the secrets to producing were the hot topics during day two of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards in Atlanta. The day also highlighted new musi Payola, branding, new technologies, and th ...

  49. Sirius Eyes "Humongous" Growth in 2006

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karmazin expects dramatic jumps in ad revenue. Sirius Satellite CEO Mel Karmazin chided analysts this morning (Aug. 2) for underestimating the advertising growth his company will achieve in 2006, as he dubbed the growth "humongous." The ...

  50. Clear Channel Calls For New Radio Ratings System

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Claiming radio's influence and reach have been "under-reported and diluted" by Arbitron's diary-based ratings system, Clear Channel Radio has put out a clarion call for a new ratings alternative in th Claiming radio's infl ...

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