Ballots have been sent out to decide two elections to the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council (RAC) where no one got enough votes to be elected in the initial round of balloting. Competing for the seat representing Hispanic stations is Jeffery Liberman, President, Entravision (KXPK-FM/KJMN-FM/KMXA-AM) Denver, CO and Tony Perlongo, GM, Univision Communications (KSOL-FM/KBRG-FM/KVVZ-FM) San Francisco, CA. The runoff election for the Condensed Markets seat pits Dale Miller, President, Virginia West Radio Corporation (WVAQ-FM) Morgantown, WV against Mike Haile, General Manager, The News-Gazette Inc. (WDWS-AM) Champaign, IL. Ballots from eligible voters are due back this Friday, December 14th.
Here are the results of the other RAC elections. These members will begin their terms on January 1, 2008:
* Two-Time standard: Tom Skinner, VP &GM, Redwood Empire Stereocasters (KZST-FM) Santa Rosa, CA.
* Continuous markets 50+: Thomas Mandel, President & GM, Rubber City Radio Group (WAKR-AM) Akron, OH.
* Youth Format: Dan Austin, VP & GM, Pamal Broadcasting (WKLI-FM/WROW-AM) Albany, NY.
The Arbitron Radio Advisory Council was founded in 1978 to provide a forum between Arbitron and its radio subscribers. The RAC consists of one representative from each of Arbitron’s five largest radio group customers, 11 elected local market and designated format representatives; three research persons; one at-large member; one programmer; and the immediate past chairman.