Entries by Larry Rosin

Music Radio’s Golden Kingdom

Edison Research President Larry Rosin takes a look at current format trends in U.S. radio, and the state of CHR in particular, in Radio Ink: “If one were to put the ‘bundle’ of radio formats that depend on new, hit music together, in the fashion of a mutual fund, it would have performed disastrously over […]

Virginia, Trump, and Independents

Throughout the just-completed campaign in Virginia, the eventual loser, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, continually attempted to make the election a referendum on Donald Trump. He referred to his opponent, now the Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin as ‘Trumpkin’ and warned that a vote for Youngkin was essentially a vote for Trump. One can easily argue that this strategy […]

CHR – Contracting Hit Radio

So much of radio’s self-image revolves around what we radio people know as CHR and what most listeners might call “Top 40.” Those stations that likely use “[City]’s #1 Hit Music Station” as a slogan. Those brands so many grew up with and still look to as leaders – the Kisses, Hots, Powers, Bs, Zs […]