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Four Jazz Stations Rank in the Top 25 of the May Arbitron Webcast Ratings.



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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 2002

Arbitron Arbitron (NYSE: ARB) is a radio audience research company in the United States which collects listener data on radio audiences similar to that collected by Nielsen Media Research on television audiences.  Inc. (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
: ARB) today announced that four Jazz stations - Jazz FM Jazz FM may refer to:
  • 90.7 Arrow Jazz FM, a defunct radio station based in Amsterdam
  • 102.2 Jazz FM, a defunct radio station based in London
  • 100.4 Jazz FM, a defunct radio station based in Manchester
  • 105.
 UK, KPLU- Jazz, JazzRadio.net and KKSF-FM - were ranked within the top 25 webcast channels in the May Arbitron Webcast Ratings(SM).

Jazz FM UK was ranked number two with 927,800 aggregate tuning hours (ATH), the sum total of all hours that listeners tune to a given station. KPLU-Jazz was ranked number five with 413,500 ATH; new to the rankings, JazzRadio.net, was ranked number 18 with 168,300 ATH and KKSF-FM ranked number 21 with 156,700 ATH.

Virgin Radio maintained its top channel ratings spot with 1,321,500 ATH. WQXR-FM WQXR-FM is an FM radio station licensed to New York City. It broadcasts on 96.3 MHz from the top of the Empire State Building, and is the most listened-to classical music station in the United States, with an average quarter-hour audience of 63,000.  ranked number three with 819,400 ATH. Also new to the webcast ratings, Radioio radioIO (read as "radio i/o") is one of the worlds largest Internet radio services. It was started in 1999 by Michael R. Roe, known to listeners as the "radioioGuy". In November of 2005, it became the world's first publicly traded internet radio operation through a reverse merger  was ranked at number 10 with 260,800 ATH.

Network Ratings

Maintaining its top spot in the network ratings, Live365 was ranked number one with 8,420,800 ATH. Clear Channel Worldwide ranked number two with 7,582,500 ATH and ChainCast/StreamAudio ranked number three with 2,605,100 ATH. Webcast networks are defined as radio station owners that stream their content online or companies that aggregate online audio programming. Webcast networks are ranked according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 their total monthly ATH.

Background and Methodology

The rankings included in the May 2002 Arbitron Webcast Ratings(SM) are based on those stations and channels that have provided Arbitron with access to their server data. The ratings may not reflect all tuning for the measured stations or channels, since Arbitron may have received incomplete or unusable server data.

Arbitron Webcast Ratings debuted with October October: see month.  1999 data as the world's first streaming media See streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub.  ratings service Ratings Service

A company, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, that rates various debt and preferred stock issues for safety of payment of principal, interest, or dividends.
. Arbitron Webcast Ratings provides ratings for streamed media because webcasters need objective, third-party audience measurement to demonstrate the value of their audiences to agencies and advertisers. Arbitron Webcast Ratings is a server-side Refers to any operation that is performed at the server. Contrast with client-side.

(World-Wide Web) server-side - Processing or content generation that is done on the web server or other server, as opposed to on the client computer where the web browser is running.
 measurement, which captures tuning to participating streamed media channels by compiling com·pile  
tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
1. To gather into a single book.

2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources:
 a near census of Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
 tuning sessions.

About Arbitron

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is an international media and marketing research firm serving radio broadcasters, cable companies, advertisers, advertising agencies and outdoor advertising companies in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Mexico Mexico, city, Mexico
Mexico or Mexico City, Span. Ciudad de México (Méjico), city (1990 pop. 8,236,960; 1991 met. area est. 20,899,000), central Mexico, capital and largest city of Mexico.
 and Europe. Arbitron's core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. Arbitron Webcast Services measures the audiences of audio and video content on the Internet, commonly known as webcasts. The Company is developing the Portable People Meter The Portable People Meter (sometimes mistakenly "Personal People Meter") or PPM, is a device developed by Arbitron to measure how many people are listening (or at least exposed) to individual radio stations and television stations, including cable TV. , a new technology for radio, TV and cable ratings.

Arbitron's marketing and business units are supported by a world-renowned research and technology organization located in Columbia, Maryland Columbia is a census-designated place and planned community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is a suburb of Baltimore, and, to a lesser degree, Washington, DC. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. . Arbitron has approximately 800 full-time employees; its executive offices are located in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
.

Through its Scarborough Research joint venture with VNU VNU Volontaires des Nations Unies (French)
VNU Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeversbedrijven (Dutch)
VNU Virtual Network User
 Media Measurement & Information, Arbitron also provides media and marketing research services to the broadcast television, magazine, newspaper and online industries.

(Webcast Channel and Network Ratings lists to follow).

Arbitron Webcast Ratings is a service mark of Arbitron Inc. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

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 Web site at www.kcsa.com. You may register to receive Arbitron's future press releases or to download To receive a file transmitted over a network. In any communications session, "download" means receive, and "upload" means send. The download/upload often implies a big/little scenario, in which data is being downloaded from the "big" server into the "little" user's computer.  a complete Digital Investor Kit(TM) including press releases, regulatory filings and corporate materials by clicking on the "Digital Investor Kit" icon at www.kcsa.com

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: The complete Top 75 Channels and Top 25 Networks are available on the Arbitron Web site, www.arbitron.com

                Arbitron Webcast Network Ratings Report
                           May 2002 - Top 10
Rank    Network                                Current ATH
------------------------------------------------------------
1       Live 365                                 8,420,800
2       Clear Channel Worldwide                  7,582,500
3       ChainCast/StreamAudio                    2,605,100
4       SMG PLC                                  1,774,500
5       MLB Internet Network                     1,121,200
6       New York Times                             819,400
7       Public Interactive                         806,800
8       Classic Radio, Inc.                        593,800
9       ABC Radio                                  580,200
10      Entercom Communications                    486,200


                Arbitron Webcast Channel Ratings Report
                           May 2002 - Top 25

Channel                       URL (Corporate Affiliate)

1 Virgin Radio             www.virginradio.co.uk (SMG plc)

2 Jazz FM UK               www.jazzfm.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

3 WQXR-FM                  www.wqxr.com (New York Times)

4 KING-FM                  www.king.org (Classic Radio, Inc.)

5 KPLU - Jazz              www.kplu.org (Pacific Lutheran University)

6 Radio Margaritaville     www.radiomargaritaville.com
                           (Radio Margaritaville, LLC)

7 KNAC.COM                 www.knac.com (KNAC.COM)

8 Ministry of Sound        www.ministryofsound.com (Ministry of Sound)

9 WHTZ-FM                  www.z100.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

10 Radioio                 www.radioio.com (Radioio.com)

11 MEDIAmazing             www.mediaamazing.com (MEDIAmazing)

12 WGMS-FM                 www.wgms.com
                           (Bonneville International Corp.)

13 Ultimate - 80s          www.ultimate80s.com (Discombobulated, LLC)

14 Tom Joyner Morning      www.tomjoyner.com (ABC Radio Networks)
   Show

15 Killer Oldies           www.killeroldies.com (Royal Programs, Inc.)

16 KYSR-FM                 www.star987.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

17 KFI-AM                  www.kfi640.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

18 JazzRadio.net           www.jazzradio.net (JazzRadio Berlin)

19 Virgin Radio Classic    www.virginradio.co.uk (SMG plc)
   Rock

20 ClubRadioMix            www.clubradiomix.com
                           (ClubRadioMix Cybermedia)

21 KKSF-FM                 www.kksf.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

22 WEEI-AM                 www.weei.com (Entercom Communications)

23 KBCO-FM                 www.kbco.com (Clear Channel Worldwide)

24 KCRW - Simulcast        www.kcrw.org (KCRW/Santa Monica College)

25 WTOP News               www.wtopnews.com
                           (Bonneville International Corp.)

                Arbitron Webcast Channel Ratings Report
                           May 2002 - Top 25

Channel                            Format                        ATH

1 Virgin Radio             Hot Adult Contemporary            1,321,500

2 Jazz FM UK               Jazz                                927,800

3 WQXR-FM                  Classical                           819,400

4 KING-FM                  Classical                           593,800

5 KPLU - Jazz              Jazz                                413,500

6 Radio Margaritaville     Adult Contemporary                  359,000

7 KNAC.COM                 Album Oriented Rock                 339,900

8 Ministry of Sound        Electronica                         266,100

9 WHTZ-FM                  Contemporary Hit Radio              263,000

10 Radioio                 Album Adult Alternative             260,800

11 MEDIAmazing             Variety                             235,300

12 WGMS-FM                 Classical                           219,500

13 Ultimate - 80s          Other                               214,600

14 Tom Joyner Morning      Talk/Personality                    177,500
   Show

15 Killer Oldies           Oldies                              177,000

16 KYSR-FM                 Modern Adult Contemporary           173,400

17 KFI-AM                  News Talk Information               171,300

18 JazzRadio.net           Jazz                                168,300

19 Virgin Radio Classic
   Rock                    Classic Rock                        163,200

20 ClubRadioMix            Spanish Contemporary                159,200

21 KKSF-FM                 Jazz                                156,700

22 WEEI-AM                 All Sports                          153,200

23 KBCO-FM                 Album Adult Alternative             148,300

24 KCRW - Simulcast        Variety                             147,000

25 WTOP News               News Talk Information               144,100
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