Greater Media

IHeartRadio continues to aggregate non-CC streams with addition of Greater Media's 22

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:00am

Online streams of stations in the Greater Media broadcast group will soon be available on Clear Channel's iHeartRadio platform.
Clear Channel announced today Greater Media’s 22 AM and FM radio stations in Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Detroit and New Jersey will be available on the iHeartRadio platform beginning in April. iHeartRadio already offers more than 800 broadcast and online-only radio stations from 150 markets, plus iHeartRadio's custom stations feature.

Last month (our coverage here) Clear Channel announced it would make 570 Cumulus stations available on its application. That followed the addition of EMF's K-Love and Air1 programming (here), public radio WNYC (here), and Univision (here).

Inside Radio recently reported (here) on radio executives calling for the industry "to collectively embrace a universal app where consumers can access all broadcast radio streams, not just those owned by one company."

Marketron, Triton announce solution-provider deals

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:10pm

Marketron today today announced it has "renewed and expanded" its relationship with media group Greater Media, which will now utilize Marketron's Mediascape tech platform for traffic and billing in its four largest markets. "We are excited to have Greater Media back on board,"Marketron logo commented Steven Minisini, CEO of Marketron. Marketron describes its Mediascape software as "an essential infrastructure, next generation traffic solution and suite of services on an integrated and open technology platform."

Also today, Triton Digital Triton Digital logoannounced its deal with media group NextMedia, which will use Triton's Flex CMS platform to manage its radio stations' websites. The Flex platform is designed to help stations monetize online brands collectively, and syndicate content, contests, and promotions across stations' sites. Individual stations can create and collect content locally, and selectively share that content with sister stations.

Greater Media owns 23 radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. NextMedia operates 33 radio stations in 8 markets. 

Several webcasters, including Pandora, reach new record highs for 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 12:00pm

RAIN's updated tracker chart with August numbers shows Pandora leaping ahead of the other webcastersSupposedly free of tracker errors, Pandora's audience soared 40% month-to-month in Triton Digital's newly-released Webcast Metrics for August 2011, while nearly all other webcasters also grew.

The top-ranked Pandora now commands an AAS (Average Active Sessions, which is essentially equivalent to AQH — i.e., average simultaneous listeners) of 676,801 -- nearly double the combined audience of the other 19 ranked webcasters in the Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m daypart. Pandora's numbers have for the past few months been affected by the omission of tracking code in some of their mobile apps.

(Click the chart at right to view a larger version.)

Most other webcasters also saw gains over July, though many were only regaining ground lost during summer. For example, #2-ranked CBS Radio was up 16% month-to-month, but their AAS of 97,712 is lower than where it was in April (98,676). Clear Channel was in a similar position, growing 14% month-to-month but reaching an AAS lower than April's.

Slacker was the only webcaster in the Top 20 ranker to show a month-to-month decline, but even then it was very slight.

August also saw several webcasters reach new record highs for 2011. AccuRadio, Digitally Imported Inc., EMF Corporate, Greater Media and Radio One / Interactive One -- not to mention Pandora -- all reached new year-high AAS levels.

You can find the Domestic and All Streams Mon-Sun 6a-12m rankings below. Find out more from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report here (PDF) and find our coverage of July 2011’s ratings here.

Triton Digital's domestic ranker for August 2011 (Mon-Sun, 6a-midnight)Triton Digital's all streams ranker for August 2011 (Mon-Sun, 6a-midnight)

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