PPM Receives MRC Accreditation in Riverside-San Bernardino 

Accredited monthly PPM data in Riverside is based on landline and cell-phone-only households.

Arbitron Touts PPM Demographic Sample Quality 

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.

Arbitron Commercializes PPM Ratings in Four New Markets 

Dallas-Ft. Worth; Atlanta; Washington, DC; and Detroit bring total of electronically measured radio markets to 14.

FCC's Adelstein Calls for PPM Investigation 

Adelstein believes that minority listeners are not being accurately sampled, which threatens media diversity.

Arbitron Commercializes PPM in Eight Markets 

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco join Philadelphia and Houston as PPM markets in the top ten radio metros.

PPM Under Fire from NY City Council 

The city voted to ask the FCC to investigate the PPM as a viable ratings method.

Reviving NASCAR Radio 

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

Sign Off 

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.

Arbitron Adds PPM VIP Service 

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

Upbeat Digs 

Today, WNYZ, which covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, brings a new beat to the tri-state area.

Tips on alternative power supply, road rack wiring, and rubber belts 

Alternative power supplies, road rack wiring and rubber belts.

Feel the Power 

From generator and UPS back-up to alternative sources, facility power is often-overlooked but mission-critical.

Arbitron Restarts PPM Commercialization 

Arbitron notes it has been working with the Media Rating Council to achieve MRC accreditation for the PPM in all Arbitron markets

Spanish Radio Broadcasters Speak Against Arbitron PPM 

The Spanish Radio Association has concerns about accurate audience measurements being captured with the Arbitron Portable People Meter

Building the New Guild 

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.

Comfort & Sound 

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

Streamlined Station 

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

Mega Media Group Contracts for Custom PPM Ratings 

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 Debuts Personal Web for PPM Respondents 

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.

MRC Rejects PPM in Philly and NYC 

In January, the Media Ratings Council (MRC) denied accreditation of the Aribitron Portable People Meter (PPM) system in Philadelphia and New York.

Field Report: Day Sequerra M2.2R 

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.

Media Monitors to Link with Arbitron PPM Ratings 

Arbitron and Media Monitors have signed an agreement that allows Media Monitors to link Arbitron PPM minute level audience data with Media Monitors airplay information in a new service called Audience Response.

Salem Omaha rebuilds 

Salem Communications owns three stations that serve the Omaha market: KCRO-AM, KGBI-FM and KOTK-AM. Each station has a history that goes back many years, and the stations’ previous studios had seen a major part of that history. Salem acquired the three stations in 2004 and 2005, and it was known early on that new facilities were a necessity.

Arbitron, Entercom Sign Multi-year PPM Agreement 

Entercom Communications has signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron Portable People Meter radio ratings services.

Built Right 

For the Saga Communications stations in Asheville, NC, the need to update the facility that had more than 30 years behind it set the steps in motion. While a modern facility was the goal, the Asheville project provided Saga with the opportunity to implement some new technologies and try some new approaches. In the end, a necessary rebuild provided a showcase for the station and the group owner.

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