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Robert McDowell To Be Re-nominated To FCC

President Barack Obama on Tuesday (June 2) announced his intention to nominate Republican Robert McDowell to a five-year term as Federal Communications commissioner. McDowell's term ended June 1 but he…

June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Arbitron Misses Ethnic Benchmarks

As hard as Arbitron says it is working to restore credibility to its struggling electronic ratings system, the ratings firm continues to find itself in misstep after misstep.In the latest…

May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Arbitron's Mocarsky to Exit

Arbitron senior vp of press and investor relations Thom Mocarsky is leaving the company in late June after 26 years of service. He joined the company in 1982 as director…

May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

CBS Radio's Mason Sees Improved Ad Sales

Spring offers hope, and a growing number of radio execs are buzzing about better days ahead. It started last week with Emmis Communications founder, chairman and CEO Jeff Smulyan. While…

May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Updated: FCC Opens PPM Inquiry

The Federal Communications Commission Monday (May 18) launched a public inquiry into the potential ratings and financial impact of Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service on stations that air programming…

May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Performance Rights Act Headed to House

The House Judiciary Committee voted 21-9 on Wednesday (May 13) to send the Performance Rights Act to the full House for a vote. After a contentious three-hour hearing in which…

May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Advertisers, Agencies 'Encourage' PPM Encoding

Word is just getting out now, but following its April 2009 meeting, agency and advertiser members of the Arbitron Advertiser/Agency Advisory Council have announced a consensus recommendation regarding radio stations…

May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

CC Radio Revenue Dips 22% in Q1

On Monday (May 11), Clear Channel Media Holdings, the world's largest radio broadcaster, said first quarter radio revenues dropped 22 percent. The San Antonio operator, which blamed the drastic downturn…

May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

NAB to 'Move Swiftly' to Replace Exiting Rehr

The NAB intends to act quickly in replacing David Rehr, who last week resigned abruptly from his nearly $700,000-a-year position as president/CEO of NAB, one of the most influential lobbying…

May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

Hispanic B'casters Speak Out Against Performance Act

Lazer Broadcasting is a significant player in the Hispanic radio world on the West Coast. The Oxnard, Calif.-based operation, headed by president/CEO Alfredo Plascencia, owns and operates 18 Spanish language…

May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

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