Cohen was with the ratings firm for 19 years where he led Nielsen’s connected car streaming audio research initiative as VP of Measurement Innovation. He held that same position at Arbitron, following five years as VP of Research Policy and Communication and eight years as VP of Domestic Radio Research for Arbitron. Now, at Cumulus, his to do list is very long.
528 radio stations flipped to a holiday format in 2015 and Nielsen says that paid off big-time for many of them.
(by John Garziglia) This Thursday, the FCC is voting on extending online local public file requirements to radio. As you may recall, several years ago, television stations were required to convert over to an FCC web-based local public file for most local public file materials. So, what does all of this mean for you?
Last week representatives from The National Association of Broadcasters met with Commissioner Clyburn's office to discuss the plan to move the public files online. During that meeting, the NAB renewed its proposal to have all radio stations with fewer than five employees permanently exempt from having to maintain an online public file.
TM STUDIOS is partnering with Atomica Music to bring a new music library to radio with content that has only been available to network TV, film, and national agencies. Atomica is available now with over 30,000 tracks, with 1,000 more tracks added every year.
Media Rep company Gen Media Partners and talent agency Creative Talent have signed a deal to work more closely together.
Media Monitors released its update on the primary election and caucuses in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire. This week the focus was on political radio ads that were run in Des Moines, IA, and Portsmouth-Dover, New Hampshire, from January 1 to January 24, 2016.
The layoffs will come from Rogers Media's television, radio, and publishing divisions. The company owns 50 radio stations across the country. It's a reduction in the workforce of 4%.
The normality of seeing GEICO or The Home Depot at the top of the Media Monitors chart was upended last week when Walgreens ran over 60,000 ads on radio stations across the country.
This past Saturday night (1/23), Westwood One News won a Golden Mike Award for best reporting by a radio network, given by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA).