Category: Analysis

PPM Analysis: Spanish Adult Hits, Urban Oldies

| April 11, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES — February recaps have so thus far included adult alternative, adult hits, alternative, classic hits-oldies, classic rock, and rock.

Prior to next week’s release of March PPM numbers, our RadioInfo overviews of the year’s shortest month conclude with a twofer of Spanish adult hits and urban-rhythmic oldies.

Same elementary logistics apply with these two scoreboards as in the previous ones: Outlets that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014) are shown below.

There is however one caveat. In order to be listed in print by Nielsen Audio, a station has to be a subscriber to that ratings service; thus, non-Nielsen Audio subscribers do not appear here.

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PPM Analysis: Adult Hits

| April 10, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

LOS ANGELES — Exclusive RadioInfo analysis of February figures has thus far included a four-part overview in the rock world. Specifically, we addressed adult album alternative, alternative or modern, classic rock, and active or mainstream rock.

Yesterday, classic hits-oldies was added to the mix, and in anticipation of next week’s release of March PPM numbers, the February review continues with a look at the format where stations take delight in playing whatever strikes their fancy – adult hits.

Completely consistent with what we have done in previous overviews, this adult hits scoreboard includes outlets that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014).

In order to be listed in print by Nielsen Audio, a station has to be a subscriber to that ratings service. For that reason non-Nielsen Audio subscribers do not appear here.

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NAB Show: Day Three

| April 10, 2014

NAB Show convention coverage by consultant Holland Cooke

cookewriterLAS VEGAS — Did I say 93,000+?  The final attendance figure for the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention is…?  Cue that Jerry Lewis Telethon-style tympani roll.  98,015!  And the vibe here has been bustling and upbeat.

ICYMI:

And here’s what I gleaned from the most radio-pertinent sessions I attended on Wednesday.

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PPM Analysis: Classic Hits – Oldies

| April 9, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

LOS ANGELES — In advance of next week’s release of March PPM numbers we continue reviewing February stats.

Thus far, our exclusive RadioInfo analysis of February figures has included a four-part overview in the rock world: adult album alternative, alternative or modern, classic rock, and active rock.

Leaving that arena, we shift to classic hits-oldies, a genre with a healthy panel base, which – overall – enjoyed a good month.

Mirroring what we have done in previous overviews, this classic hits-oldies scoreboard includes properties that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014).

In order to be listed in print by Nielsen Audio, a station has to be a subscriber to that ratings service. For that reason non-Nielsen Audio subscribers do not appear here.

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NAB Show: Day Two

| April 9, 2014

NAB Show convention coverage by consultant Holland Cooke

 

LAS VEGAS – Applause to 2014 Crystal Award winning stations, who were honored at Tuesday’s Radio Luncheon, after-which came one helluva moment, Steve Harvey’s NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame acceptance speech.

It began every bit as hilarious as you’d expect, then turned suddenly, stunningly, emotional, the kind of from-the-heart moment that defines great big characters.  He tearfully applauded the Crystal winners, declaring that “radio is about the community, about the people.  Every radio station can play the same songs.  [The Crystal winners] are doing radio the way radio should be done.”

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NAB Show: Sound Bites from Sin City

| April 8, 2014

NAB Show convention coverage by consultant Holland Cooke

 

LAS VEGAS — 94,000-plus attendees and 1,700 reporters have come here from 159 countries, to peruse the wares of 1,550 exhibitors in a 35-football-field size exhibit hall.

The April NAB Show isn’t a radio convention, and the recurring theme radio people hear here is that stations can’t only be “in the radio business” anymore.  Although NAB’s mission remains advocating for its member licensees, there are lots of people here who don’t work at stations.  Conference themes such as “Where Content Comes to Life” and “Channel Opportunity” focus convention-goers on the reality that transmitter delivery is now merely part of broadcasters’ repertoire.  And that the credibility and habitual use transmitters have earned is a big advantage competing with new-tech interlopers for audience and advertiser attention.

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PPM Analysis: Adult Album Alternative

| April 8, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

 

LOS ANGELES — As we conclude our focus on rock-leaning formats’ February 2014 performances (PPM), attention turns to a genre with several classifications, including “adult alternative,” “album adult alternative,” and sometimes simply “triple A.”

Call it what you like (“adult alternative” is our preference) but it joins alternative (4/3), rock (4/4); and classic rock (yesterday, 4/7) receiving exclusive RadioInfo analysis.

Among the aforementioned formats, adult alternative has the smallest sample size – although within this group are several eclectic stations with ultra-familiar call letters.

Mirroring what we have done in the three previous overviews, this adult alternative scoreboard includes outlets that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014).

The other caveat is that – in order to be listed in print by Nielsen Audio – a station has to be a subscriber to that ratings service.

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PPM Analysis: Classic Rock

| April 7, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

LOS ANGELES — Last Thursday (4/3), we focused on alternative; it was rock’s turn on Friday (4/4); and our review of the February 2014 monthly as it pertains to rock-flavored formats continues with classic rock.

Of the three, classic rock not only has the largest sample size, but in terms of average 6+ February 2014 share and (6+) market rank, it turns in the best performance.

Consistent with what we did with alternative and rock, this overview includes classic rock outlets that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014).

The other caveat is that – in order to be listed in print – a station has to be a Nielsen Audio subscriber.

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Radio: Playing Catch-Up to Our On-Demand Culture

| April 7, 2014

RAIN Summit West coverage by media consultant Holland Cooke 

 

LAS VEGAS — When I joined Netflix, TV listings instantly became less interesting.  And less interesting yet when I installed the Roku box.  If you have Apple TV, you can relate.  Ditto Google Chrome.

Radio remains a vital first informer when the fit hits the shan.  We do live real-time real well.  But AM/FM broadcasters are late to address the convenience use behavior listeners demonstrate via DVR use and “House of Cards” binge-watching.  Meanwhile, advertising dollars are flowing, not leaking, to the digital platform.

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PPM Analysis: Rock

| April 4, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

LOS ANGELES — Compared to a decade or two ago, a greatly reduced number of those within the industry (hardly any, in fact) refer to it as “album oriented rock” (AOR).  Instead, the simplified “rock” format these days is generally divided into “mainstream” and “active” factions.

Labeling nuances aside, “rock” is the thrust today as we chart the progress of rockers in February 2014′s PPM survey.

Mirroring what we did yesterday with alternative-formatted facilities, rock outlets that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, February 2014) are included in this overview – provided the station is a Nielsen Audio subscriber.

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