Mike Boyle, Radio

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arbitron Council Wins New Benchmarks

Following its first meetings of the year from April 27-28, the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council was able to muscle some new benchmarks out of Arbitron for both their PPM and […]

Arbitron Names EVP, Chief Strategy & Biz Dev Officer

In a bid to expand beyond the radio business, Arbitron announced Monday (April 20) the appointment of Taher Behbehani to the newly-created position of executive VP, chief strategy and business […]

CC Radio Announces New Programming Plan

Clear Channel Radio (CCR) Wednesday (April 15) announced a multipoint plan to raise the bar for radio programming across all day parts and platforms, including online and mobile. The plan […]

Nielsen Releases Pilot Ratings Study Result

On the same day that The Nielsen Company began its first eight-week radio “sticker diary” survey in 51 small and medium-sized markets, the company on Thursday (March 5) released some […]

Radio Legend Dead At 90

Radio legend Paul Harvey died Saturday morning (Feb. 28) at his winter home in Phoenix surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available. He was 90. “Paul Harvey […]

Exec Shuffle Hits Arbitron

Arbitron’s new president and CEO Michael Skarzynski has begun to reorganize the company’s executive suite, according to a Form 8-K filing with the SEC. Two president-level positions were eliminated and […]

NAB, SoundExchange Cut Web Streaming Rates

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and SoundExchange have announced a comprehensive agreement on Internet streaming rates for local radio stations that simulcast programming over the Internet or that create […]