Arbitron Expands Radio Advisory Council

March 19, 2010

Columbia, MD - Mar 18, 2010 - Arbitron has added new members to the expanded Arbitron Radio Advisory Council. On Feb. 22, 2010, Arbitron announced new positions consisting of one seat each added for network radio, digital radio and public radio; four additional representatives for diary markets; and one additional representative each for urban and Spanish-language broadcasters and clients from Portable People Meter markets. In addition, one seat in research and one in Spanish-language has a replacement representative.

Diary: (Four additional positions)
Erik Hellum, president, Gap Broadcasting
Frank Osborn, president, Qantum Communications
Craig Jacobus, president, South Central Communications
Dan Savadove, chief executive officer, Main Line Broadcasting

PPM: (Additional position)
John Fullam, vice president/market manager, Greater Media, Philadelphia

Urban: (Additional position)
Deon Levingston, vice president /general manager, Inner City, New York

Jeff Liberman, President, Entravision (Additional position)
Gary Stone, president and chief operating officer, Univision Radio (Replacement)

Researcher: (Replacement)
Amy Vokes, vice president research, Radio One

Digital Radio: (New position)
Deb Esayian, president, Emmis Interactive

Network Radio: (New position)
David Landau, president and co-chief executive officer, Dial Global

Public Radio: (New position)
Bill Davis, president and chief executive officer, Southern California Public Radio

The complete membership list of Arbitron Radio Advisory Council are posted at the Arbitron website.

Arbitron also plans several enhancements intended to make the council meetings more productive.

  • Dedicated tracks for both PPM and Diary ratings services added to concentrate on issues and priorities specific to the needs of customers in those markets.
  • Regular joint sessions between the Arbitron Radio Advisory and Agency/Advertiser Councils to encourage dialog between buyers and sellers.
  • More open, interactive and positive dialog centered on improving communication and enhancing industry partnership.

    All current and recently-elected members of the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council will continue with their terms. The spring 2010 Radio Advisory Council meeting will be held May 11-12 in Annapolis, MD.

    The Arbitron Radio Advisory Council was founded more than 30 years ago to provide feedback and advice to Arbitron. The Council's mission is to provide a forum for industry leaders to collaborate with Arbitron's senior management about the priorities, key business drivers and issues that are important to radio and advertising customers, provide feedback about how Arbitron's services and policies can be better aligned with customer needs, advise how Arbitron can enhance its communication and partnership initiatives and review and discuss the implications of services, policies or methods that may impact its customers.

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