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CRB Announces Fifth Installment of CRS360 Webinar Series
CRS 360
CRS 360
Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) will present the latest installment of its CRS360 webinar series on Tuesday, September 24 at 1pm (CT), with an episode titled, "Continuous Diary Market Measurement: An Update." Nielsen's plan to implement More

Triton Digital Appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior VP
Daryl Battaglia
Daryl Battaglia
Triton Digital appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior Vice President/Market Development & Strategy, Audience Research. He joins the company following a 22-year career at Nielsen where he held various positions including leading strategy and product development for their Media Analytics business. More

Study: Smart Speakers in the Majority of U.S. Households
NuVoodoo Media Services
NuVoodoo Media Services
NuVoodoo Media Services' "Ratings Prospects Study 14" revealed the continued growth of Smart Speaker penetration in homes across the U.S. 51% of NuVoodoo's sample of over 3,000 persons 14-54 across all PPM markets report at least one Smart Speaker in their lives. More

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BFA 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises Over $250,000
BFA 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament
BFA 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised over $250,000 on Monday to help broadcasters in need during its 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY. More than 175 broadcasters and celebrities turned out to help support broadcasters who have experienced More

Continuous Diary Measurement Launches in 46 Nielsen Markets
Nielsen has launched Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) with the first data delivery in five of the 46 markets converting to monthly reports effective with the July 2019 survey. Continuous Diary Measurement positions radio on a level playing field with other More

Nielsen, Backyard Broadcasting Announce Multi-Year Deal
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen and Backyard Broadcasting have reached a multi-year agreement for Nielsen Audio measurement. This agreement encompasses all of Nielsen's local syndicated products and services available to mid-market radio broadcasters. The announcement comes on the heels More

Third Annual Mentoring Program for Women in Radio
The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, a volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of female leadership in radio, and Nielsen Music are now accepting applications for the 3rd Annual MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program. The program is a collaborative effort that creates More

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Nielsen Inks West Virginia Radio for Ratings Measurement
Nielsen
Nielsen
Nielsen and West Virginia Radio Corporation have reached an agreement for Nielsen Audio measurement in Charleston, WW. The company is returning to Nielsen's roster of clients after a brief hiatus. West Virginia Radio Corporation is a West Virginia-owned and More

Nielsen Second Quarter Total Revs Down 1.2% to $1.628B
Nielsen
Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings, parent of Nielsen Audio, reported second quarter total revenues of $1.628 billion, down 1.2% over 2018 totals. Audience Measurement revenues increased 3.5% from the prior-year quarter, driven by continued client adoption of its Total Audience More

Rep. Seth Moulton Introduces Smart Speaker Privacy Act
Smart Speakers
Smart Speakers
Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) has introduced the Automatic Listening Exploitation Act. He says the bill "would create recourse for consumers when the manufacturers of smart speakers with personal assistants and smart doorbells collect private conversations and data in violation of their terms More

Eastlan Ratings, Agovino Form Partnership, Launch E-Plus
Eastlan Ratings
Eastlan Ratings
Eastlan Ratings and audio entrepreneur Mike Agovino are forming a partnership to explore audio growth opportunities. The initial product offering, dubbed "E-Plus," is specifically designed to improve measurement accuracy in large multi-cultural radio markets. The More

Nielsen, Max Media Ink Multi-Year Deal for Audio Ratings
Nielsen
Nielsen
Nielsen and Max Media have reached a multi-year agreement for Nielsen audio measurement. The deal includes nearly all syndicated products and services including Portable People Meter (PPM) data, Nielsen Scarborough, Polk by IHS Markit data, Nielsen Rhiza, PD More

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Smart Speakers Bring AM/FM Radio Back Into The Home
Westwood One
Westwood One
According to Nielsen's Q1 2019 Total Audience Report, smart speaker adoption is at a high point with 28% of U.S. homes owning a smart speaker. This explosion of usage has caused a shift in media use as AM/FM radio is being brought back into the home via smart speaker radio streaming. A new smart More

Nielsen Launches Podcast Listener Buying Power Service
Nielsen
Nielsen
Nielsen is launching the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service from Nielsen Scarborough, with iHeartMedia, Cadence13, Sticher, Westwood One and cabana as charter clients. For the first time, clients will be able to profile shows using program titles More

Report: Local Radio was the Real Winner of the NBA Draft
Media Monitors
Media Monitors
Every year, basketball fans -- especially those of underdog teams -- anticipate the NBA draft. What makes the NBA Draft so exciting is that there are plenty of surprises. But the draft isn't a just a story about teams and players. It's also More

Nielsen's Audio Today 2019 Finds Radio Still #1 Platform
Nielsen's Audio Today Report for 2019 is out and offers insights regarding listening trends, in all of its various forms, including podcasting and smart speakers. AM/FM radio notably stands out from the crowd as radio reaches more Americans each week (92%) and 272 More

iHeartMedia to Support Nielsen Continuous Diary Measurement
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen has announced that iHeartMedia will advance radio attribution by supporting Nielsen Media Impact (NMI) and Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) in Nielsen Audio's four book markets. With this agreement, Nielsen is moving forward with its decision to More

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