It's official: PPM is now the only radio data currency for Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The second BBM PPM 13-week Summary Data Release on March 11th, marks the beginning of a new era in radio buying in Canada as there is no longer diary measurement in these major markets. The following day, Alicia Olson-Keating and Mike Mohammed of Astral Media Radio Research & Marketing Services, took viewers through a 30-minute online presentation to review the results for stations during the Weeks 14-26 measurement period November 20, 2009 to February 28, 2010. Gold for the best webcast presentation to date! Accessible via http://survey.astralmediaradio.ca/
CMW - 2010 CANADIAN MUSIC AND BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS
Decided upon by industry vote, the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards celebrate the very best RADIO has to offer with an annual gala held during Canadian Music Week to recognize outstanding achievement. Astral Media Radio's 999 Virgin Radio, the #1 Hit Music Station in Toronto was named 'Station Of The Year - CHR' at this year's ceremony held March 11th. It was a sweep in the 'Small Market' category for Astral's 99.9 SUN-FM Kelowna named 'Station of the Year' with Darren Robertson recognized as 'Music Director of the Year' and Mark Burley awarded 'Program Director of the Year'. Congratulations!
82 RADIO WEBSITES TO BENEFIT FROM EMMIS INTERACTIVE PARTNERSHIP
Access the press release: "Astral Media Radio Partners with Emmis Interactive to Super-Charge its Interactive Business". A long-term agreement is in place for the global software & consulting company to provide ASTRAL with its successful proprietary Audience Engagement platformBaseStation. With associated training it is a fully integrated solution to create two-way communication possibilities between the local stations and the audience while continuing to build on national sales and content strategies.