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Today's Headlines November 30, 2010


Survey: Consumers Don't Seek Out FM On Cellphones

A new survey from Mark Ramsey Media and VIP Research found that the vast majority -- 88 percent -- of consumers did not look specifically for an on-board FM radio the last time they shopped for a mobile phone. Only 4 percent reported that they looked for FM. Says MRM's Ramsey, "FM radio is simply not a feature that motivates decision-making about which mobile phone to buy."
Convergence Technology
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Apple: 'We Look Forward To Approving More Radio Apps' 

Apple: 'We Look Forward To Approving More Radio Apps'

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Mueller tells Radio Ink, "There are many unique radio apps in the App Store, and we look forward to approving many more." Mueller was responding to questions about reports that Apple has banned some or all radio apps that stream a single station from the App Store.

CBS Radio's Radio.Com App Gets Ad Age Award

CBS Radio's Radio.com iPad App is honored in Advertising Age's inaugural Media Vanguard Award, as "The Best iPad App To Make You Love Radio Again."

REALTORS®: Your Hottest New Prospects!

ADVERTISEMENT -- REALTORS® spend $1 billion annually to market their services and 30% are ready to buy radio! See the video from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Annual Conference. Read more.
Research
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Arbitron Offers Client Conference Online

Arbitron Offers Client Conference Online

Arbitron is offering certain sessions from its Urban PD Clinic and Client Conference online as a virtual conference, as well as some online-only sessions focused on diary markets.
Coleman Posts Streaming Study

Coleman Posts Streaming Study

Coleman Insights' "Successful Audio Streaming Strategies" is now available online. Coleman found that streaming audio is "a brand category that remains highly underdeveloped."
Business
Sponsored by RazorGator - Buy Hard-To-Get Tickets

PRISA Board Approves Liberty Merger

The board of directors of PRISA, parent of GLR Networks, has approved a merger with Liberty Acquisition Holdings Group.

Home Depot Leads National Advertisers

Home Depot edges out Geico in Media Monitors' "Spot Ten" report on national advertisers for November 22-28. Lowe's came in third for the week.
Radio Ink

Forecast: The Confidential Effect

At Radio Ink's Forecast 2011, seven group heads will be on hand for the annual "Leadership Speak-Out." Forecast's no-press policy means these industry leaders will feel free to speak openly, and this session is historically candid, conversational, and occasionally heated. On the panel: Cumulus' Lew Dickey, Entercom's David Field, CBS Radio's Dan Mason, Emmis' Jeff Smulyan, Greater Media's Peter Smyth, Citadel's Farid Suleman, and ICBC Broadcast Holdings' Charles Warfield. Moderating is Wells Fargo Securities' Bishop Cheen. Get these leaders' take on the year ahead, only at Forecast, December 7 in New York. Click the headline to learn more, or click here to register.
New Mighty Red II Debuts: New Features Never Before On ANY Radio

New Mighty Red II Debuts: New Features Never Before On ANY Radio

Radio Ink debuts the Mighty Red II, bringing back the little HD radio with mighty HD sound. New features on the Mighty Red II include Artist Experience -- cover art, artist info, and more -- onscreen ads that can be synced with audio, Live Pause, and song and ad Bookmarking. It's a great gift for clients to show them what's really possible with HD, and makes a perfect gift for station staff. Click the headline to order now, for delivery before the holiday.
Get The PastBlast iPad App

Get The PastBlast iPad App

PastBlast, the new iPad app from Radio Ink is available now in the Apple App Store. Historical audio, photos, and more from every era of radio's history, with navigation through a beautiful, fully equipped retro radio studio. Click the headline to see it, or get it here.

Updated: Radio Pros Available

The economy is slowly turning around, and broadcasters are beginning to hire again. Put your name in front of the industry with a free listing in Radio Pros Available. And we'll be happy to post your aircheck or demo, or a link to your website. Click the headline to learn more.

December 6: Cover Q&A with Huffington Post co-founder/Editor and Forecast keynote speaker Arianna Huffington
The annual Book of Lists
SNL Kagan's Robin Flynn on the state of the deal market


Plus:
Skip Pizzi'
s Tech Ink:
Cliff Effect: 2010 Radio Technology Review -- Skip's regular column recounts
a remarkable year in tech developments for radio broadcasting.
Soapbox: RDS Revisited -- Lukas Hurwitz of Inovonics details the latest metadata developments for FM


Coming up in Radio Ink:
January 3: Radio Executive of the Year
January 17: Small-Market Success Stories/GMs' Forum

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