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With one the band’s strongest albums in recent memory, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers top the most added list as 17 more adds post on Hypnotic Eye. TV On The Radio’s Seeds garners 15 adds to land in the second slot. The next position is a two-way tie between Frazey Ford and Tweedy, each posting 11 adds. Finally, Kat Edmonson’s The Big Picture scores 10 adds to wrap up the last slot.
            No matter your “flavor” of Triple A, there is plenty of diverse music to consider for next week. A good starting place is Alt-J’s “Left Hand Free,” followed by “Beggin’ For Thread” from Banks, “The Money” by Charlie Mars, Guster with “Simple Machine,” The Manchester Orchestra doing “Top Notch,” Mindi Abair dueting with Gregg Allman on “Just Say When,” Motopony’s “Get Down (Come Up),” Ryan Corn with “Wonderful Things” and “Coulda Been” by Sallie Ford. The full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

WTTS Rocks Indianapolis Readers
WTTS/Indianapolis will present three Rock To Read benefit concerts in partnership with Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, in support of children's reading programs through the Indianapolis Public Library. The October 18 show with Jackson Browne is sold out, tickets remain for Ryan Adams on November 6, at the Old National Centre. Also on October 18, Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza will present Rock to Read with The Jayhawks at The Vogue.
In other station happenings, the WTTS Collector's Edition Volume 20 will be released in November featuring cover art submitted by listeners. The winning designer receives an iPod loaded with all 20 volumes of Collector's Edition, and $500 in cash. Deadline for art submissions is September 25.

Triple A News Bites
WXPN/Philadelphia will commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of WXPN Musicians On Call, with a 5K Run on Sunday, October 5, at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event benefit Musicians On Call... KFOG/San Francisco's Local Scene 11 is now available for download featuring sixteen tracks donated by Bay Area artists. The CD is free and benefits Music In Schools Today. KFOG is asking Fogheads for a $5 donation to thank the artists who donated music... WTMD/Towson's Dirty Soul Party presents the Baltimore Soul Revue on Saturday, September 13 at 9 p.m. Featured performers include Winfield Parker, The Softones and Sheila Ross of The Royalettes, with all bands being backed up by The Belvederes, a Baltimore band specializing in '60s soul revival.

Live365 Appoints Dennis Constantine Director Of Broadcasting
As Live365 prepares for a series of new product launches, the company announces Dennis Constantine as the new Director of Broadcasting. This announcement follows the return of Mark Lam as CEO of Live365.
“Live365 offers listeners a completely unique experience. We are music curation," said Constantine. "When you listen to a music mix on Live365, you are listening to a very personal musical experience. It’s not based on algorithms, but rather on music from a trusted tastemaker -- an individual that is enthusiastic, even passionate, about their craft. One of my roles will be to bring new visionary broadcasters on board, show them how they can express their art, and even make some money while doing it!”
Lam elaborated, “We have some very exciting new initiatives in the wings for our broadcasters and our listeners. We are excited and fortunate to have someone with Dennis’ expertise at the helm of our broadcasting department.”

Jelli Achieves Milestone Serving One Billion Programmatic Ads This Year
Jelli has served more than 1 billion programmatic radio ads from its platform as of August 2014, across 165 campaigns for leading advertisers.
RadioSpot is now deployed at more than 400 radio stations in over 185 cities nationwide, reaching 60 million people weekly.
Mirroring the surge in programmatic advertising across other media categories including digital, video and TV, programmatic radio advertising is growing rapidly and has hit an important threshold.
Since Jelli launched its programmatic advertising platform, including our cloud-based ad server RadioSpot and algorithmic buying platform SpotPlan, it has experienced explosive growth and  adoption by publishers and advertisers alike.
“We’ve entered into the Age of Programmatic advertising,” said Mike Dougherty, CEO of Jelli. “Jelli’s platform gives the radio industry the tools to better compete in today’s ad marketplace. With marketers moving so quickly to programmatic, Jelli ensures that radio will be included in the planning mix for this new generation of ad buyers.”

NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study Shows Radio Strong With Ratings Prospects
NuVoodoo Media Services announces additional findings from its fourth and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study. Among nearly 1100 respondents, ages 14-54 in all PPM markets, 89 percent use radio daily among those who say they would participate in a PPM-style ratings methodology. Radio remains highly relevant – especially among those who would be inclined to participate in the current ratings system.
Leigh Jacobs, Vice President, Research for NuVoodoo said, “Radio remains strong, particularly among could-be ratings participants. These human periscopes who are inclined to participate in the PPM ratings are beneficial in many ways. In our data, we’ve seen that they’re more highly attuned to paying attention to advertising messages and are more likely to enjoy the contests that radio stations use as part of their promotional arsenal.  It’s especially beneficial to radio, since fewer listen daily among those who predicted that they wouldn’t participate in a PPM-style methodology.
Mike O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Marketing for NuVoodoo said, “Armed with this information and deeper insights beyond, we can help our marketing clients target heavy users of radio with minimal waste. And with Facebook, Google and YouTube at our disposal in 2014, it’s never been more economical to reach them.”
Carolyn Gilbert, President for NuVoodoo said, “All broadcasters complain about the ratings, but these data show that, even with the limitations, all in all, PPM ratings are good for radio – unless, of course, one of your important panelists goes on vacation, in which case it’s the worst system ever devised by anyone.”

Tim Martin Named Director Of Digital Content For NRG Media
NRG Media LLC announces an addition to its corporate leadership team to drive digital content strategy for its 50 radio stations across the Midwest.
Tim Martin has been named Corporate Web Designer and Digital Content Manager, a post designed to provide individual market support based on a growing demand for innovation in the digital space and further propel each station’s unique digital platform.
“Due to the diversity of formats and listener appeal, the role is an important one to demonstrate NRG’s commitment to digital platform asset development on all NRG Media stations throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin,” explained Chuck DuCoty, NRG Media’s Chief Operating Officer.
Martin joins the corporate team with two decades of experience in interactive programming with Clear Channel. Martin spent the past seven years as Director of Online Content for Clear Channel Radio in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to that time, Martin served as the cluster’s IT Manager/Webmaster for six years and was Promotions Director from 1995-2001.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Tim when I was Market Manager of WISN/WLTQ in Milwaukee and I can attest to his many talents. With his expertise, I am confident we will develop even more digital solutions to further engage our audience and our advertisers,” said DuCoty.
Martin said he is thrilled to lead the charge of NRG’s digital strategy moving forward. “Joining this team is such an honor for me both personally and professionally as I will be working with some of the nation’s best broadcast talents. This is welcome challenge as I will be putting all our broadcast assets to work to extend to the interactive space in every single market we serve. It’s going to be a tremendous experience and one that is very meaningful,” said Martin.

Nielsen Audio Today Report: New Insights Into Network Radio Listeners
The audio landscape offers more choices and more varieties of programming than ever before, and nearly all Americans (91.5 percent of us) tune to radio over the course of the week. That’s 244 million listeners engaging with content that varies from hyper-local news and information to national programming available in hundreds of markets.
The latest Nielsen Audio Today Report profiles the impact of Network Radio, the large catalog of national content available each week from AdLarge Media, American Urban Radio Networks, Crystal Media Networks, Premiere Networks, United Stations Radio Networks and Westwood One, offering everything from music to sports to talk programming from a variety of personalities and perspectives.
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans (68 percent) are reached by Network Radio every week, in markets large and small, on a platform that offers advertisers the ability to reach consumers on a national scale across hundreds of markets.
Some key findings from the report include:
- Radio in the U.S. plays a big role in our weekly media lives; more than 90 percent of all Americans (age 12 and older) use radio each week and nearly 70 percent are engaging with network radio content.
- The listeners reached by these networks are highly qualified consumers: 74 percent of all full-time workers listen to Network Radio; 69 percent of those with household incomes over $75,000 per year listen to Network Radio and 66% of college graduates tune in each week, too.
- Network Radio also attracts a diverse crowd by nature of the sheer volume and variety of content available each week. This programming appeals to Millennials (70 percent reached every week), Generation X (72 percent), Boomers (70 percent), Hispanics (62 percent) and African Americans (74 percent).


Marissa Lanchak

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