The Diary service is of significant importance to Members and a priority for Numeris. Similar to many research organizations, achieving targeted sample levels has become more of a challenge. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reach participants due to decreasing contact and cooperation. At the same time, populations are changing and shrinking, and household sizes are decreasing, further impacting sample usage and strain. These challenges can result in low sample returns in some markets, which can have an impact on the precision, or reliability, of audience estimates.
As an immediate response to reduce the strain on the available sample and preserve sample for the Fall 2018 Survey, Numeris will not be measuring the following Radio Central Markets (CTRL) during the Spring 2018 Radio Diary survey which runs from February 26th to April 22nd, 2018.
1. Saint John CTRL (NB)
2. Windsor CTRL (ON)
3. Saskatoon CTRL (SK)
4. Red Deer CTRL (AB)
5. Kamloops CTRL (BC)
6. Kingston CTRL (ON)
7. Regina CTRL (SK)
8. Lethbridge CTRL (AB)
9. Kelowna CTRL (BC)
10. Prince George CTRL (BC)
All of the remaining Spring 2018 radio CTRL markets are not affected and will be surveyed as per the 2017-18 Radio Survey Schedule.
This immediate solution will reduce pressure on the available market sample and help ensure a strong, business as usual, enumeration process for the Fall 2018 Radio Diary survey.
Numeris is taking an aggressive and proactive approach to not only address the issue in these ten spring markets but to also provide the industry with a viable long term solution that will produce on-going sustainable sample representation in all our diary markets.
Numeris is both confident and encouraged about the opportunity to develop new and innovative solutions for the industry in order to maintain the accuracy, precision and integrity of Canada’s broadcast measurement system.
In view of the above, Numeris recommends that members implement a multi-book average approach when evaluating diary survey results.
If you have any questions, please contact your Numeris Member Services Executive.
– Popular Classic Hits FM brand joins Rogers Radio’s 105.3 ROCK in Medicine Hat, deepening the company’s commitment to the local community –
Rogers Media announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Clear Sky Radio Inc. to acquire the radio broadcasting licence CJCY-FM (102.1 CJCY Classic Hits). The FM music brand services communities in Southeast AB, including Medicine Hat along with Redcliff, Dunmore, Seven Persons and Bow Island. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the coming months, and is subject to approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
“CJCY has earned a strong local listener base in the community, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to build on the station’s legacy and continue its success,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Complementing our existing local station – 105.3 ROCK – this acquisition allows us to double down on our promise to offer high quality local programming across multiple platforms to listeners and better serve the community.”
CJCY-FM will join Rogers station CKMH-FM (105.3 ROCK) in Medicine Hat, rounding out the company’s radio portfolio of 55 stations across the country. This acquisition also serves to strengthen Rogers Media’s diverse roster of radio and television brands in Alberta, including 14 radio stations in the genres of Rock, Country, Top 40, and Multicultural, along with TV properties City, OMNI Television, and Sportsnet.
“We’re proud of the quality of programming and customer service that we have provided to our listeners and advertising partners in Medicine Hat over the past decade,” said Paul Larsen, President, Clear Sky Radio. “With Rogers’s reputation for delivering the highest quality radio services, we have no doubt that CJCY joining forces with 105.3 ROCK will provide significant benefits to the community, our employees, listeners and clients.”
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
For further information: Media Contacts: Charmaine Khan, Rogers Radio, 416.277.0450, email@example.com, Michelle Lomack, Rogers Radio, 416.819.2783, firstname.lastname@example.org
CJED-FM Niagara Falls and CFLZ-FM Fort Erie – Acquisition of assets
The Commission approves an application by Byrnes Communications Inc. (Byrnes) for authority to acquire from Vista Radio Ltd. the assets of the English-language commercial radio stations CJED-FM Niagara Falls and CFLZ-FM Fort Erie, Ontario.
Byrnes stated that it will invest in the two stations, including in their capacity to offer local programming. The Commission considers that this transaction provides benefits for the broadcasting system and for the residents of Niagara Falls and Fort Erie.
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Corus Entertainment Inc. announced its first quarter financial results today.
“Our first quarter results were below expectations, as gains in local Radio advertising and our Nelvana content business combined with better than expected subscriber revenues were more than offset by weak television advertising market conditions”, said Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We remain committed to advancing our strategic priorities as Canada’s only pure play media and content company. Our ongoing financial discipline balanced with strategic growth investments in content and advanced advertising initiatives position us well over the longer term in a rapidly evolving media and content marketplace.”
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Marketers see the future and it is on the automobile dashboard promoting a movie, telling drivers where the closest fast-food location is or how to navigate to the nearest Starbucks. AKQA Media Managing Director Scott Symonds tells AdWeek, “Radio once held drivers hostage as the only form of in-car entertainment. It was ideal for the frequency and localization of messaging. It was a great advertising opportunity that’s sort of fallen out as terrestrial radio has shrunk a little bit.”
Symonds tells the magazine marketers will make cars and the brands inside them more useful. That could mean increasingly localized ad buys on maps, ad-sponsored charge-ups for electric vehicles or brand-subsidized LTE or Wi-Fi.
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That’s what the results of a new survey from NPR and Edison Research confirm, as devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home continue to grow in popularity. According to data from The Smart Audio Report, one-in-six Americans now own a smart speaker (16%), up 128% since January 2017. Seven percent of Americans report acquiring at least one smart speaker between Black Friday and the end of 2017, and 4% report acquiring their first smart speaker device during the holidays.
Who dominates the category? Amazon. More than two-thirds of smart speaker owners report having an Echo, Dot, or other Alexa-based product. One quarter of smart speaker owners report having a Google Assistant product such as Google Home or Google Home Mini.
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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced broadcasting executive, music industry leader, and philanthropist Gary Slaight as the recipient of the 2018 Humanitarian Award. The award, formally known as the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, recognizes an outstanding individual in the music community whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and/or whose impact can be felt worldwide.
“We are honoured to present Gary Slaight with the Humanitarian Award,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “His commitment to helping others and continued selflessness places him in a category of his own. Gary’s dedication to making the world a better place is truly inspiring; from The Slaight Family Foundation’s work with charities to his support for emerging artists, and music industry organizations like MusiCounts and Unison Benevolent fund, Gary has dedicated his time and resources to providing others with the opportunity to grow. We look forward to commemorating Gary’s philanthropic work at the 2018 JUNO Awards.”
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The world’s largest search company is not going to let the world’s largest online retail website win the voice-enabled home-assistant war without a big fight. Google has taken over Las Vegas, promoting it’s product “Home” in an effort to gain ground on Amazon’s Echo. And radio should take notice that Google is a serious player in this fight, and make sure their radio stations are not only Alexa-enabled, but also Google Home-enabled.
Google has wallpapered the streets of Las Vegas with the words “Hey Google” during CES and Google has installed a twirling slide and a ball pit in the convention center parking lot to attract attendees. Wired reports you can barely turn around without seeing a “Hey Google” billboard reminding you of the power of the company’s voice-activated bot. “Google Assistant is everywhere in Vegas because Google wants desperately for Assistant to be everywhere in your gadgets.”
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Tagstation, owner of the NextRadio app, announced on Tuesday that Samsung, the largest Android handset maker in the world, is the latest device to show its support for NextRadio by unlocking the FM Chip in upcoming smartphone models in the U.S. and Canada. NextRadio President Paul Brenner said, “Samsung should be lauded for taking this important step. They are providing their customers a more engaging, immersive radio experience and, as importantly, a means to connect with lifesaving information in emergencies.”
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