Arbitron Announces the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for the 2011 Arbitron Radio Advisory Council
COLUMBIA, MD; December 16, 2010 – Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today announced the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for its 2011 Arbitron Radio Advisory Council.
Tom Skinner, Vice President and General Manager, KZST-FM, a Redwood Empire Stereocasters station, has been elected the new Chairperson for the coming year. Mr. Skinner was the Vice Chair for the 2010 Arbitron Radio Advisory Council and previously served as Chairman in 2003. Don Benson, President and CEO of Lincoln Financial Media Company, now becomes the Vice Chair for the coming year’s Radio Advisory Council. Doug Abernethy, Regional Vice President, Radio One and the 2010 Council Chair, will stay on as the Past Chairperson.
2011 members of Arbitron’s Radio Advisory Council are:
Gerry Boehme, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning & IT Services
Katz Media Group
Kathleen Bohan, Vice President, Research & Marketing
Bill Davis, President
Southern California Public Radio
Bruce Demps, Regional Vice President
Chuck DuCoty, Chief Operating Officer
Deb Esayian, President
John Fullam, Vice President & Market Manager
Greater Media Philadelphia
Mike Haile, Vice President & General Manager
WDWS-AM, WHMS-FM, Champaign, Il.
Jeff Haley, President/CEO
Radio Advertising Bureau
Jess Hanson, Senior Vice President/Research
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio
Erik Hellum, Senior Vice President, Town Division
Lucy Hughes, Senior Vice President, Research
Craig Jacobus, President
South Central Media
Buzz Knight, Vice President, Programming
David Landau, President & Co-CEO
Wayne Leland, Regional President””Northeast
Deon Levingston, Vice President & General Manager
Inner City New York
Jeff Liberman, President, Radio Division
Thomas Mandel, President & General Manager
WAKR-AM (Rubber City Radio Group)
Bob Michaels, Executive Vice President, Research
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)
Jay O’Connor, Group Vice President
Cox Media Group
Frank Osborn, President & CEO
Qantum Communications Group
Bill Pasha, Vice President of Programming
Bill Saurer, President
Dan Savadove, CEO
Main Line Broadcasting
Amy Vokes, Vice President, Research
Owen Weber, Vice President & General Manager
Guaranty Broadcasting Co. of Baton Rouge, LLC
About the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council
The Arbitron Radio Advisory Council was founded 30+ years ago to provide valuable client feedback and advice to Arbitron. Over the years, the Council has served as the voice of Arbitron’s radio industry clients, advising Arbitron on issues important to radio and helping to improve Arbitron’s services and policies. Over the years, the Council has encouraged Arbitron to introduce several important service and quality improvements including increases in Diary and PPM sample sizes, implementation of cell phone sampling and the introduction of sample quality benchmarks.
The Council’s mission is to provide a forum for industry leaders to collaborate with Arbitron’s senior management about the priorities, key business drivers and issues that are important to radio and advertising customers, provide feedback about how Arbitron’s services and policies can be better aligned with customer needs, advise how Arbitron can enhance its communication and partnership initiatives and review and discuss the implications of services, policies or methods that may impact its customers. For more information, log on to https://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/arac.htm.
Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is a media and marketing research firm serving the media – radio, television, cable, online radio and out-of-home – as well as advertisers and advertising agencies. Arbitron’s core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The company has developed the Portable People Meter and PPM 360â„¢, new technologies for media and marketing research.