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Jul 1, 2005 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, associate editor

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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."

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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 RankOwner2004 Est. Revenue($000)Owner # Stations PresentOwner # MarketsAvg Revenue per station in 2004 ($000)2003 BIA Revenue Rank2003 Radio magazine Rank1Emmis Communications$311,175258$12,4471022Infinity Broadcasting$2,219,80018042$12,332213ABC/Disney$454,8507345$6,231594Cox Radio$485,6007919$6,147375Radio One$375,5006822$5,5227116Univision Communications$338,6757022$4,8388127Entercom$487,32510621$4,597NRNR8Clear Channel Communications$3,560,9251,194191$2,9821159Citadel Broadcasting$412,98222551$1,83561810Cumulus Broadcasting$323,62530359$1,068925

Source: BIA Financial Network, May 2005.

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