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Nevada Public Radio Closed on KJIV/Reno for $550K
Nevada Public Radio has closed on its acquisition of 790w Variety KJIV-FM (89.1)/Sun Valley, NV (serving Nielsen market 122 Reno, Nevada) from Open Sky Radio Corp. for $550,000. Open Sky is headed by Director Jeff Cotton. Greg Guy of Patrick Communications was the seller's broker, while Public Media Company brokered More

Nielsen: News Radio Made Significant Gains in 2016
It's no surprise that listeners tune to News/Talk formats more than in non-election years in the lead up to November. In 2012, News/Talk radio's audience levels spiked during the election year, and in 2016 proved to be no different. According to Nielsen, the format gained significant listenership across PPM markets in More

NYMRAD Issues 2nd Half 2016 State of Market Report
New York Market Radio Association (NYMRAD) has released its Second Half, 2016 State of the New York Market Report. This report is meant to help businesses, advertisers and the Radio industry stay informed about the New York economy and current Radio research. The Q3 and Q4 edition covers the New York region from July More

Motorcycle Manufacturer Builds Its Brand with Radio
A new Nielsen study, commissioned by Westwood One, reveals how radio raises brand metrics and increases purchase intent for a major motorcycle manufacturer. Deployed on Westwood One's NFL and NCAA basketball coverage, the study found that radio elevated key brand perceptions. For example, those exposed to WO's NCAA basketball More

''What Women Want 2017'' Set To Roll Next Week
Alan Burns and Associates, in partnership with Strategic Solutions Research, will begin releasing results of a new national study of women's media consumption next week. The study, the latest in a series began by Burns in 2010, will profile women's attitudes toward and usage of radio, streamers, music and other media. The More

WWBA Returns Bubba The Love Sponge to Tampa Air
WWBA-AM/Tampa inks a deal to air the Bubba the Love Sponge show starting February 13. The agreement will make WWBA his new flagship station, returning the syndicated program back to the Tampa airwaves on 820's 50kW signal covering the state from Tallahassee through southern Florida. The show will air live during its traditional More

Christmas, News/Talk Formats Rule Holiday PPMs
The release of Nielsen's Holiday PPM ratings last week put a wrap on the 2016 listening year, showing the seasonal impact of the all-Christmas format and the success of the News/Talk, which had a banner year. The Holiday survey ran for five weeks (December 1 to January 4) in order to close a scheduling gap in the PPM survey. More

Research Director Introduces Format Tracker Tool
Research Director announces a new way to look at radio station ratings. Format Tracker is a new report tool that provides Program Directors with insight into their station's ratings results by providing a 360-degree view of what's happening in their market. It can provide understanding changes within their format, with other More

Bubba the Love Sponge Countersuing Nielsen
The ratings tampering case between Nielsen and Bubba the Love Sponge (Todd Clem) just got a little more spicey. Clem has how filed his own counterclaim against Nielsen, including allegations that Cox and Cox Tampa morning man Mike Calta conspired against him and Beasley Media. In the 46-page lawsuit, Clem claims Nielsen's More

Radio Delivers Huge Return on Advertising Spend
A new Nielsen study, commissioned by Westwood One, reveals the return radio delivers for a major auto aftermarket retailer. The retailer generated $21 of incremental sales for every $1 spent on radio, according to the results published on the Westwood One blog. Nielsen examined the three-month national radio campaign, which ran More

Nielsen: Radio's Monthly Reach Increases in Q3 2016
Nielsen has released its Total Audience Report for the third quarter of 2016 showing radio in the top three platforms among persons ages 18-49 in time spent, which also includes TV and smartphones. The report found that radio returned back up to its Q3 2014 levels of 1 hour and 52 minutes in media consumption during an average More

Nielsen to Increase PPM Sample Size by 10 Percent
Nielsen has announced an increase in the panel in 48 Portable People Meter (PPM) markets as part of its ongoing efforts to advance audio measurement. Nielsen will boost the effective sample size of the panel by 10 percent across all markets and demographics starting mid-2017. The enhanced PPM panel will have more than 80,000 More

MRC Holds PPM Service Accreditation for December
The Media Rating Council (MRC) will withhold its accreditation from the December, 2016, Nielsen Audio PPM service reports for those markets in which the PPM service is currently accredited. MRC is withholding held accreditation until Nielsen Audio fully addresses MRC's inquiries and has completed additional analyses requested More

Cumulus Renews with Limbaugh for Three Years
Premiere Networks and Cumulus Media announced today a renewed and extended affiliation agreement that will keep The Rush Limbaugh Show on 33 Cumulus stations through 2019. On the heels of the program's 28th anniversary in national syndication, the multi-million dollar deal represents Limbaugh's increased power and More

News 95.5/Atlanta Announces Program Changes
Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio is making programming changes in 2017 on Atlanta's News 95.5 and AM750 WSB. For starters, the Mark Arum Show is moving to weeknights at 7 p.m. "I'm thrilled that the whole crew of The Mark Arum Show" will entertain listeners at an earlier time on such a legendary radio station," Arum More

Bubba Off The Air at Beasley's WBRN-FM/Tampa
Beasley Media Group flips Rock WBRN-FM/Tampa to all Christmas music and as a result "The Bubba the Love Sponge Show" will no longer be carried by the station built around him in the market. Bubba will not return following the end of the holidays when the outlet will begin a new format. "Beasley looks forward to continuing More

Cumulus/New York Names Glen Tacinelli VP/Sales
Cumulus Media has appointed Glen Tacinelli as Vice President of Sales for the New York market. It's a newly created position and Tacinelli will oversee all sales for 77 WABC, 95.5 WPLJ, NASH FM 94.7, and Radio 103.9, as well as Cumulus Media-New York's digital assets. He previously served as General Sales Manager of 77 WABC, a More

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