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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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Arbitron Misses Ethnic Benchmarks

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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 [...]

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Arbitron’s Mocarsky to Exit

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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 [...]

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CBS Radio’s Mason Sees Improved Ad Sales

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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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Advertisers, Agencies ‘Encourage’ PPM Encoding

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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 [...]

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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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Hispanic B’casters Speak Out Against Performance Act

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Updated: CC Renews Diary Ratings Deal With Arbitron

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Clear Channel has signed a three-year contract renewal for Arbitron’s diary service in 105 markets. The $69 million deal does not include seven small markets where it will operate without [...]

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Borrell: Radio’s Local Online Ad Rev. Up 16% in ’08

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Radio industry investments in online initiatives paid strong dividends last year, according to a new survey of local Web site revenue released Friday (May 1) by Borrell Associates. Radio stations [...]

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Updated: Obama to Nominate Clyburn for FCC Post

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Washington speculation that Barack Obama would tap Mignon Clyburn for an FCC commissioner’s slot began within days after he won the presidential election on Nov. 4. Now, according to several [...]

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CC Needs $1.5 Bil. in Cash Flow This Year

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This looks like another case of private equity investors biting off more than they can chew. And now, that all-American marbled steak known in Radioland as Clear Channel is stuck [...]