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Arbitron and Sandusky Radio Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Portable People MeterTM Radio Rating Services

Broadcaster signs for 10 stations in two top markets

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Since Sam Zell took over Tribune company he has brought in several former Clear Channel employees to run his new company..that includes CEO Randy Michaels and others.  But, now Clear Channel has taken Tribune company to court over the hiring away of Andrew Freidman, who was essentially in charge of building Clear Channel's on line business.  The company charged yesterday in federal court that Freidman left Clear Channel with proprietary informat...
XM Sattellite Radio Holdings warned in a regulatory filing that it has to raise $120 million worth of financing to conform to the terms of its contract with Major League Baseball.  As part of its 8 year contract with MLB it is required to set aside $120 million in an escrow account by the end of June
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Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) today announced that its Boardof Directors has authorized the purchase, from time to time, of up to$75 million of its shares of Class A Common Stock.

Repurchases may be made in the open market or through blocktrades, in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commissionguidelines, subject to market conditions, applicable legalrequirements and various other factors, including the requirements ofCumul...

Greater Media announced this week that New Jersey native, John F. Gallagher, is the new market manager at the company's three radio stations in Detroit.. WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM and WMGC-FM.  John has been in radio for 23 years, most recently VP/Market Manager of WLS, Chicago and Sales manager of WJR-AM in Detroit prior to that...more on John's story here

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Survey Reveals US Consumers Still Primarily Tune Into FM Radio Stations for Audio Entertainment

Despite the wide popularity of portable musicsources, consumers prefer to listen to some form of radio more than MP3players and CDs, according to a new survey.

A total of 560 respondents spend 16,814 hours per week listening to audioentertainment. Thirty-nine percent of that tim...

Hoyt Smith: Veteran S.F. radio voice is now on KDFC. Phot... Andrea Kissick: Science and environmental reports. Photo ...

C (102.1 FM), there is a photograph of Hoyt Smith,the morning announcer, who, through the magic of Photoshop, is wearinga tiara and a sash proclaiming him to be the "DJ of the Year."

It's a lovely...

If you hadn't heard this story told by Jay Thomas on Letterman then you'll enjoy this...Every jock will be able to relate


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Historic Senate Vote Rejects FCC's Rules

'Resolution of disapproval' passes Senate...all eyes on the House

WASHINGTON -- In a near-unanimous voice vote tonight, the Senate passed a "resolution of disapproval" that would nullify the Federal Communications Commission's latest attempt to dismantle longstanding media ownership limits.

Last December, the FCC voted to remove the "newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership" ban that prohibits o...

John Gambling’s Return to WOR Increases AQH rating by 75 Percent

Arbitron Portable People MeterTM data reports that exposure to WOR 710 AM from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM on Monday May 5, the day that legendary broadcaster John Gambling returned to the WOR-AM morning drive chair from WABC, increased average quarter hour rating by 75 percent from the previous eight Mondays. The average Cume persons showed a 26 percent increase and the Aver...

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