Sign Off

July 1, 2005


Do you remember?

The SS3159 stereo disc reproducer from McCurdy Radio Industries was completely self-contained with a SP10D turntable, tone arm, plug-in pickup cartridge, equalized preamplifiers, audio cue switching, a power supply and pedestal assembly. In the September 1975 issue of Broadcast Engineering this product was advertised as offering "the highest quality, lowest noise operation available...the turntable minimized vertical as well as horizontal rumble."


Sample and Hold

BIA ranks owners by total revenue. Radio magazine has taken this data and then divided it by the number of stations owned, to provide a ranking based on individual station average performance, which shows the revenue efficiency of each owner. For comparison, we have included the BIA ranking, the owner's 2003 Radio magazine ranking and the average revenue per station.

Radio magazine Per-station Revenue Rank Owner 2004 Est. Revenue($000) Owner # Stations Present Owner # Markets Avg Revenue per station in 2004 ($000) 2003 BIA Revenue Rank 2003 Radio magazine Rank
1 Emmis Communications $311,175 25 8 $12,447 10 2
2 Infinity Broadcasting $2,219,800 180 42 $12,332 2 1
3 ABC/Disney $454,850 73 45 $6,231 5 9
4 Cox Radio $485,600 79 19 $6,147 3 7
5 Radio One $375,500 68 22 $5,522 7 11
6 Univision Communications $338,675 70 22 $4,838 8 12
7 Entercom $487,325 106 21 $4,597 NR NR
8 Clear Channel Communications $3,560,925 1,194 191 $2,982 1 15
9 Citadel Broadcasting $412,982 225 51 $1,835 6 18
10 Cumulus Broadcasting $323,625 303 59 $1,068 9 25

Source: BIA Financial Network, May 2005.



Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!

Comments

No records found
No records found