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MIW 2017 Radio Gender Analysis Study Released
According to the latest MIW Gender Analysis Study, released by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, out of 11,301 AM and FM radio stations, accounted for by PrecisionTrak, some 1,974 stations, or 18.1%, have women holding the General Manager position in 2017. This is an increase from 2016 which was More

Bubba The Love Sponge Back on FM in St. Petersburg
Bubba The Love Sponge
Bubba The Love Sponge
Genesis Communications has announced that News/Talk WWBA-AM (AM 820 News)/Tampa will now air simultaneously on the FM dial in Pinellas County on 98.3 FM. As a result, Bubba The Love Sponge is back on the FM dial in the Tampa radio market. In addition, the NFL Super Bowl will be broadcast on both AM 820 and FM 98.3 as More

AC Outlets Set Holiday Radio Listening Record
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
Even though the holiday season has faded from memory for most, on the radio airwaves there are a few final presents just now being unwrapped for AC stations. The release of Nielsen's Holiday PPM ratings results revealed a surprising result from the end of the 2017 listening year. The AC format set a new all-time high More

NYMRAD Publishes Q4 2017 State of the Market
New York Market Radio Association (NYMRAD) has released its fourth quarter 2017 State of the New York Market Report. The analysis of the New York marketplace is designed to help advertisers understand Radio's impact on consumers and its role in the local advertising landscape. The report assesses the New York area economy, More

Tom Birch Joins Media Services Group as Director
Tom Birch
Tom Birch
Tom Birch will join Media Services Group as a Director, effective February 1. Birch's industry background includes 13 years of Lakes Media ownership, which he continues to own and operate, 9 years as Owner/CEO of Opus Media Group and 12 years as Founder/CEO of Birch/Scarborough Research. Lakes Media owns nine stations serving More

Nielsen: Holiday Music Drives Gains for AC Outlets
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
The annual gains in audience listening for AC outlets across the U.S. that flipped to "all-Christmas" music are evident, as Nielsen's PPM ratings for December reveal another strong month for the format that most often switches to holiday programming at the end of the year. In fact, this year's December result (a 10.5% share of More

Nielsen Details Top Radio Formats in 2107
With 2017 drawing to a close, Nielsen's PPM market data show some distinct differences when assessing the top 10 radio formats of the year, particularly when looking at preferences across different generations. Overall in 2017, News/Talk improved on its success from last year, as did AC and Country. Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) More

Study: Understanding Podcast Ad Effectiveness
In a new Nielsen study looking into the effectiveness of podcast advertising, over 7000 adult podcast listeners were asked to select from the reasons why they listen to podcasts. 66% chose "to learn something new," while less than 10% selected "to get closer with friends and family." Nearly half indicated they listen to More

Nielsen: Sports Radio Listening Up 30% Since June
With the release of Nielsen's November PPM audience trends, Sports radio outlets are seeing the annual upswing during the most important stretch of the calendar for sports listening. It happens each year when football moves back to the top of the fandom food chain and the major league baseball season concludes after a month of More

Cumulus Signs Multi-Year Deal with Nielsen Audio
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
Nielsen announced Friday that Cumulus Media has signed a multi-year extension for radio ratings services for all Portable People Meter (PPM) and radio diary measured markets. Westwood One is also included in this agreement. The deal provides Nielsen's radio and network radio ratings services for Cumulus and Westwood One's 446 More

Listeners Spend 58% Tune-In Time with P1 Station
According to audio data in the second quarter 2017 Nielsen Total Audience Report, Americans spend 87% of their AM/FM radio listening tuning into their three favorite stations (based on the amount of time spent with each). What's more interesting is that 58% of all listening goes to just one station, the listener's favorite More

NRG Media COO Chuck DuCoty Announces Retirement
Chuck DuCoty
Chuck DuCoty
Chuck DuCoty will retire from his role as Chief Operating Officer of NRG Media after the first of the year. CEO Mary Quass says that he will continue to work with NRG on special projects in the future. DuCoty joined NRG Media as COO in October, 2005, after serving as General Manager of WKQX-FM (Q101) in Chicago since 2001. More

Dozens of Stations Flip to All Holiday Programming
Holiday music continues to grow in popularity, and this year more and more stations are flipping to all Christmas formats before the Thanksgiving holiday. Nielsen says the growth of holiday music popularity each year is rooted in what many consider to be the classic era of the genre, the 1950s and 1960s. For many Americans, the More

Premiere Networks, MRA Renew Glenn Beck Deal
Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck
Premiere Networks and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck's multimedia production company, ink a renewed and extended deal to syndicate "The Glenn Beck Program." Beck's program celebrates its 15-year anniversary in national syndication this year. The show has experienced year-over-year audience gains in markets including Los More

Nielsen, iHeartMedia Ink New Radio Measurement Deal
Nielsen inks a multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia to provide radio ratings services for all Portable People Meter (PPM) and radio diary measured markets. The deal provides Nielsen's radio ratings services for all iHeartMedia radio stations across its more than 150 local markets. The agreement also includes the use of Nielsen More

Nielsen: What Don't You Know About Holiday Music
Holiday music continues to grow in popularity each year and radio stations across the U.S. are switching their format to all-Christmas programming earlier each year. But who are the fans of Holiday Music? In a blog post, Nielsen says the growth of Holiday music popularity each year is rooted in what many consider to be the More

Study: Listeners Largely Trust Local Radio News
The latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of nearly 3,000 (persons 14-54) across all PPM markets has revealed that people largely trust local radio to give them timely and accurate news. The NuVoodoo study further showed that this perception is strong across a broad ideological spectrum. When its consumer research specialists More

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