The decision by Nielsen to shutter Radio & Records, in both print and online, brings the end to a brand that has been familiar to radio execs, particularly programmers, for 36 years.
Like the radio companies we cover, trade publications face challenging times; and it’s troubling, rather than satisfying, to see a competitor, even one not in RW’s direct sphere, close up shop.
No one can be surprised by such news. Yet while no one can tell the future, the ongoing tenacity of Radio World in such an environment also is notable to me, a testament to the hard work of a lot of people as well as the commitment of long-term advertisers.
A trade publication is a community; and these days, with so many new “communities” competing for your attention, both in and out of the radio industry niche, we are grateful for your loyalty and support — bullish and hopeful for our own future and that of the radio technology marketplace we cover on paper and online.