Jeffrey Yorke

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Nielsen Co. Ceases Publication of Radio & Records

Performance Marketing

Nielsen Co. today (June 3) announced that it was ending publication of Radio & Records, known in the radio business for the past 36 years as R&R. Publication ceases immediately. [...]

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Robert McDowell To Be Re-nominated To FCC

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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 [...]

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NABOB Chief ‘Pleased’ About PPM Inquiry

Convergent TV

Two days after the Federal Communications Commission announced it will conduct a public inquiry into Arbitron’s portable people meter service and how it measures minority audiences, the National Association of [...]

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Former FCC Chairman Doubts PRA Passes This Year

Convergent TV

Despite the full head of steam the Performance Rights Act has seemingly picked up on Capitol Hill this year, Dick Wiley doubts that it will get pushed into law in [...]

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CBS Radio’s Mason Sees Improved Ad Sales

Convergent TV

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 [...]

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Updated: FCC Opens PPM Inquiry

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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 [...]

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Performance Rights Act Headed to House

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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 [...]

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CC Radio Revenue Dips 22% in Q1

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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 [...]

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NAB to ‘Move Swiftly’ to Replace Exiting Rehr

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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 [...]

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Updated: NAB President, CEO David Rehr Resigns

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David Rehr has resigned suddenly from the NAB, where he has been president and CEO for the past three-and-a-half years. The 50-year-old chief lobbyist for America’s broadcasters will stay on [...]