33° - overcast at 9pm
Yes - we had snow. Snowed most of the afternoon today here in Mid-Michigan. Despite slick roads - it was kind of nice!
Arbitron PPM: Delayed rollouts. Word released today - find it in the usual places. Arbitron taking time to focus on sampling issues and so forth - after taking a beating from its customers last week.
Home improvement rocks: WRIF/Detroit (101.1) and sister AC WMGC/Detroit (105.1) will be simulcasting a new weekend show Saturday Mornings at 7am.
"Hire It Done" with Adam Helfman will offer expert advice to homeowners on improvement projects so they're better informed when dealing with contractors. An unusual move for a top rated FM rocker. Read more here.
KPIG goes national. The well-known AAA/Americana station to syndicate its format via Dial-Global beginning December 31st. Wow. This could work on small and medium market signals - especially in the west. And it could make a great HD2 product in larger markets.
Read more from FMQB here.
Another list. New York's WAXQ just spent Thanksgiving Weekend counting down the top 1043 songs as voted by listeners.
See the list here.
BTW: this blog has a list of lists here - compiled earlier this year.
Yule Tube Is Up. Thanksgiving is over. WCSX/Detroit has their collection of Christmas Classic Rock videos up on their website. See here.
I've written about "Yule Tube" before; I believe credit for the whole idea goes to WGRF/Buffalo PD John Hager - and I proudly ripped it off a few years ago while at Citadel.
Its all You Tube - and a zero cost web promo.
See the (original) "Yule Tube" on the WGRF/97 Rock website here.
Christmas 24/7. I note that Classic Rock KGON/Portland is now doing Santa day and night with a special commercial-free stream on their website. Here.