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Radio Hosts Squeezed by Too Much Listener Info

Hosts say it takes away from content

(Newser) - Radio stations are collecting more and more data on the listening habits of their audience, and even popular hosts like Ryan Seacrest are feeling the pinch. Seacrest says Clear Channel execs told him to zip it because ratings would rise if "you actually play some more music," the... More »

Christmas Carol Arms Race Hits Chicago Radio

Stations compete to kick off holiday programming earlier and earlier

(Newser) - Apparently not content to subject listeners to "The Little Drummer Boy" in the traditional Thanksgiving-to-Christmas window, two Chicago radio stations switched to the all-fa-la-la-la-la, all-the-time holiday format today. The move is both the latest volley in a hot rivalry and a repeat of a strategy that paid off in... More »

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