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July 25, 2014
eQB COVER STORY

Farshad Family, SVP, Local Media Product Leadership, Nielsen Audio


In the fall of 2013, Nielsen officially acquired radio ratings giant Arbitron, merging it into the company and rebranding it as the newly-formed Nielsen Audio division. With the former Arbitron services now integrated into Nielsen, SVP of Local Media Product Leadership Farshad Family spoke with FMQB to discuss the state of the company. Family has risen through the ranks at Nielsen, and now leads product strategy for its local media business in the U.S., including local audio and TV audience measurement. In this week’s eQB Cover Story, Family talks about the integration of audio measurement into Nielsen’s existing services, as well as the measuring of listenership for digital audio and streaming services, along with the future of PPM and diary markets, and more.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
An Editorial Piece

In this week's Programming To Win column, Robby Bridges notes that the reports of radio's demise have been greatly exaggerated for decades now. Looking back through the years, Bridges points out that the medium has had a number of competitors for Americans' eyes and ears, and still remains strong.[more]

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Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Charlie Walk, Mike Morgan,
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Breaking News
Hubbard Radio Purches 30% Stake In PodcastOne
Orlando Davis Extends Contract With WiLD 94.1/Tampa
Mix 96.5/Houston Set To Launch The Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show
INgrooves Names Gabriella Ianni Director/Promotion & Marketing
In Brief - August 3, 2015
July 31, 2015
Universal Music Group Extends Lucian Grainge Deal
WOGL/Philly Morning Show Host Ross Brittain Announces Retirement
In Brief - July 31, 2015
July 30, 2015
CBS Radio Extends Scott Shannon
iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2015 Second Quarter
Benztown Promotes Christopher "Jack" Johansing To Marketing Director
July 29, 2015
iHeartMedia Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
Pierre Bouvard: Radio's Delivers On Amazon Prime Day
In Brief - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015
Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones
BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists
Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air
Cumulus-Buffalo Re-Signs Shredd and Ragan For Mornings At WEDG
Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore
In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Music News
Dr. Dre Confirms New Album Compton Out This Week
Jill Scott Scores Chart-Topping LP
Quick Hits: U2, Lady Gaga, Andre 3000, Madden NFL 16 soundtrack
Quick Hits: One Direction, The Voice, Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige, The Gaslight Anthem, Paul McCartney
Kanye, Sam Smith, The Who & Many More Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Cherie Currie, and Reviews Live Releases From The Who and The Rolling Stones
Quick Hits: Dr. Dre, U2, Zayn Malik, Gary Clark Jr.
Macklemore Talks New Album, Relapse Into Drug Use
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Janelle MonŠe, Keith Richards, Lollapalooza, Chance The Rapper, Neil Young
Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

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