House Committee Requests GAO Study of the Arbitron PPM 

According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, "The advertising revenues and viability of minority-owned radio stations depends on an accurate measurement of their audience ratings."

Arbitron Commercializes PPM Ratings in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood 

In addition, the April and May PPM survey months, which Arbitron had previously released as pre-currency information, are now designated as currency data.

Arbitron Ready to Discuss PPM with Congress 

The ratings company is preparing for a possible inquiry from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Arbitron Adds TV Measurement in PPM 

The service will use the PPM to measure away-from-home television audience viewing.

Wireworks celebrates 35 years 

Looking back at Wireworks 1970s beginnings.

FCC Seeks Comments on PPM 

The inquiry focuses on questions raised about the metering service's ability to accurately track minority radio listeners.

Arbitron Plans PPM Improvements 

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).

Field Report: ATI DM500 

In this review, Doug Irwin rates the DM500 as very useful around the radio station facility.

Arbitron, Maryland Attorney General Reach PPM Agreement 

Under the agreement, Arbitron will take several steps to more reliably represent all segments of radio listeners, particularly younger and minority listeners.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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