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Monday, July 15, 2019


Radio & Records is the preeminent information company serving the key decisionmakers in the radio and record industries. Founded in 1973, R&R offers a broad line of print, Internet, research, convention and seminar products providing radio- and record-industry executives with access to critical research information, including the most comprehensive music-airplay data in the industry.

R&R prides itself on being a customer-focused organization committed to providing essential information to the radio and record communities. The company's relationships are a key driver behind its unique access to the more than 1,500 reporting radio stations that contact R&R each week to report new music added to their playlists for the coming week.

Radio & Records is led by a talented and experienced management team of radio- and music-industry professionals. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, the Washington DC area and Nashville.

Radio & Records Timeline

1973 Radio & Records is founded by Bob Wilson.
1974 The first R&R Convention is held.
1979 Radio & Records is sold to Harte Hanks.
1987 Westwood One purchases Radio & Records.
1988 The R&R Hotfax Updates debut, comprising
12 weekly format-focused fax publications.
1994 Perry Capital acquires Radio & Records.
1995 Radio & Records launches R&R Online.

The first annual R&R Talk Radio Seminar is held.
The R&R Daily online news service debuts,
and Music Tracking is launched online.

1997 R&R introduces the daily R&R TODAY news fax.

The R&R Convention returns after a six-year hiatus.
The first R&R Industry Achievement Awards, voted on by R&R subscribers, are presented at the convention.

1999 Data collection for R&R's charts is converted to include Mediabase airplay.
2000 Daily e-mail updates and Today's News online are introduced as extensions of the R&R TODAY fax publication. Radio & Records acquires Radio Y Musica.
2001 Adult Alternative and Christian sections debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper, each with its own full-time editor. The Going for Adds fax publication debuts.
2002 A CHR/Rhythmic section debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper, with its own full-time editor. R&R produces its first annual Triple A Summit. Electronic Promotion Kits are introduced for music customers, and the Street Talk Daily fax and e-mail publication debuts. Radio Y Musica is incorporated into the R&R newspaper.
2004 Radio & Records announces its new web address,
2006 VNU, a global information and media company, acquires Radio & Records. VNU also owns ACNielsen, Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter as well as many other business-to-business publications.