In this week’s issue… FM changes coming in Toronto – Scelsa departs NYC radio, Imus to leave TV – Cutbacks at a big CT signal – Hall of Fame time in RI
A new audio processing unit seeks to answer long-lingering concerns about the accuracy of Nielsen Audio’s Portable People Meters, an audience-measurement system that is puzzling pubcasters with wildly fluctuating data.
The new device, Voltair, debuted publicly at the NAB Show April 11-16 in Las Vegas. Manufacturer 25-Seven Systems, a division of Telos Alliance, has been quietly testing the Voltair in markets around the country for almost a year, says company president Geoff Steadman.
But its debut in Las Vegas hit a nerve among both commercial and noncommercial broadcasters who doubt whether PPM is accurately measuring their listenership and are seeking solutions.
Public radio engineers who gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC) April 9 were off the Strip and away from their sister TV conference, PBS TechCon, for the first time in PREC history.