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.

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

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

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.

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.

Arbitron, Entercom Sign Multi-year PPM Agreement 

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

Arbitron to Delay PPM Rollout in Nine Cities 

Arbitron will delay the commercialization of its Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings service in nine markets. New York, Nassau-Suffolk and Middlesex-Somerset-Union will be delayed by nine months

Cumulus Media Signs on to PPM 

Cumulus Media has signed a multi-year agreement for the Aribitron Portable People Meter ratings services for 33 stations in eight markets.

Clear Channel Signs Multi-Year Agreement for Arbitron PPM in 46 Markets 

Clear Channel Radio has signed a multi-year agreement for the Aribtron Portable People Meter radio ratings services in 46 markets $when those services are rolled out by Arbitron.

Denmark Radio Selects Arbitron PPM 

The radio industry in Denmark has selected the Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) system as its electronic audience measurement system.

Arbitron Releases Philadelphia PPM Ratings 

Arbitron released the first so-called currency radio ratings from the Philadelphia Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings service.

Clear Channel Joins PPM Philly 

Clear Channel has agreed to join the Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) rating service in Philadelphia.

Arbitron Releases PPM Ratings for Philadelphia 

Arbitron has released the first pre-currency monthly audience estimates for Philadelphia produced by the Portable People Meter (PPM) ratings service.

Accredited Houston PPM Moves Forward 

In March 2006, Arbitron decided to wait until it received MRC accreditation for the PPM radio ratings service in Houston before it would discontinue the diaries and make the PPM the main radio ratings service in Houston.

Radio One Joins List of PPM Stations in Philadelphia, Los Angeles 

Radio One has agreed to encode its radio stations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles for the Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) audience measurement services.

Interep Signs On to PPM 

Interep has signed an agreement for Arbitron Portable People Meter radio ratings services in the top 50 radio markets when Arbitron commercializes the PPM.

Arbitron Steps Up PPM Roll-out 

Arbitron has revised its Portable People Meter (PPM) roll-out timetable in an effort to deploy the service quicker to the Top 50 markets

Buckley will Use PPM in NYC 

Buckley Radio, a Top 50 radio broadcasting company that owns 20 stations and the WOR Radio Network, will begin using the Portable People Meter (PPM) for audience measurement in a multi-year agreement with Arbitron for its audience measurement services.

Arbitron Field Tests PPM for Unencoded Stations 

Arbitron is field testing an audio matching capability to add to the Portable People Meter (PPM) electronic ratings system that would allow the PPM to track audiences to radio stations that choose not to encode their signals.

Update on the PPM 

It is hoped that the PPM will level the ratings playing field by having the unique ability to take into account virtually all forms of media, including those originating from Internet streaming, digital satellite, cable and background sources, as well as traditional over-the-air radio and TV broadcasting.

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