The inquiry focuses on questions raised about the metering service's ability to accurately track minority radio listeners.
While there is variation in metrics and milestones based on particulars of the local market environments, all of Arbitron PPM customers are in the process of receiving enhancements to the PPM methodology in four key areas: Cell-phone-only sampling, address-based sampling, in-tab compliance rates and response metrics (Sample Performance Indicator or SPI).
In this review, Doug Irwin rates the DM500 as very useful around the radio station facility.
Under the agreement, Arbitron will take several steps to more reliably represent all segments of radio listeners, particularly younger and minority listeners.
Accredited monthly PPM data in Riverside is based on landline and cell-phone-only households.
The Dec. 2008 survey shows that Black, Hispanic and Spanish-Dominant samples exceed targets, which helps Arbitron in the argument about the PPM not accurately report minority groups.
Dallas-Ft. Worth; Atlanta; Washington, DC; and Detroit bring total of electronically measured radio markets to 14.
Adelstein believes that minority listeners are not being accurately sampled, which threatens media diversity.
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco join Philadelphia and Houston as PPM markets in the top ten radio metros.
The city voted to ask the FCC to investigate the PPM as a viable ratings method.
By 2006, PRN needed additional studio space. At first, the plan was to move into an existing office space, utilizing as much of the original structure as possible. As the project progressed, it became clear the existing space was going to need a good bit of work
In November, Arcadia Publishing Co. of Charleston, SC, will release Images of America: Knoxville's WIVK by Ed Hooper. This book delves into the history.
The user-controlled, Web-based, telephone wakeup and reminder service is designed to improve compliance by increasing the day-to-day contacts between the PPM respondents and Arbitron's ongoing panel relations efforts
Alternative power supplies, road rack wiring and rubber belts.
From generator and UPS back-up to alternative sources, facility power is often-overlooked but mission-critical.
Today, WNYZ, which covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, brings a new beat to the tri-state area.
Arbitron notes it has been working with the Media Rating Council to achieve MRC accreditation for the PPM in all Arbitron markets
The Spanish Radio Association has concerns about accurate audience measurements being captured with the Arbitron Portable People Meter
In 2007 plans were enacted to redesign the equipment layout and improve sound quality in the Ralph Guild Studio, built inside the Paley Center in 1992.
When many people hear the term "small market radio" they get a mental image of old, worn-out equipment, shag carpet on the walls and rundown surroundings. WLOH in Lancaster, OH, defies this stereotype
When I first assumed the chief engineer duties at WHKP, I inherited a facility that, while beautiful and functional, was aging as far as broadcast equipment. The station had been using a DOS-based automation system since the mid-1990s for traffic and play-out of commercial material
WNYZ-LP broadcasts on the audio portion of a low-power TV station on VHF channel 6 and will use the custom data collected by the PPM to gauge its success.
Arbitron has introduced a personal home page system for Portable People Meter survey participants designed to track reward points and encourage panelists to carry the meter every waking hour.
In January, the Media Ratings Council (MRC) denied accreditation of the Aribitron Portable People Meter (PPM) system in Philadelphia and New York.
Day Sequerra has updated its M2.0 HD modulation monitor, adding some nice and very useful features. I first reviewed the original M2.0 in Radio magazine in May 2006, and the new M2.2R model is an attractive piece of test equipment that will likely go in your facility where it can be seen by you and others.