Wednesday, December 19th 2007
Radio Pays Tribute to Dan Fogelberg by Doubling Airplay
Contact: Rachel Nelson
LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2007 - Dan Fogelberg's radio airplay more than doubled following his passing on Sunday, December 16, according to Mediabase, a firm which measures such activity.
"Dan Fogelberg has been around the music scene since the 1970s, and continues to have a marked reach to consumers through radio," remarked Mediabase President and Premiere Radio Networks EVP, Rich Meyer. "The spike in airplay on Monday was a fitting tribute by radio."
According to Mediabase, Fogelberg airplay increased by more than 100 percent on the Monday following his passing, in comparison to the Monday prior. On the Monday prior, Fogelberg registered 307 total plays, and on the Monday after, 701 plays registered in the U.S. and Canada. Fogelberg's signature song, "Same Old Lang Syne" far outdistanced the rest of his catalogue, racking up 546 plays.
Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. In addition to providing vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group, Mediabase 24/7, a division of Premiere Radio Networks, is the data source for popular countdown and syndicated shows like American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, American Top 20 with Casey Kasem, After MidNite with Blair Garner, Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, Jeff Foxworthy Countdown, Country Top 40 Countdown with Bob Kingsley,
and others. Mediabase also provides its airplay research to every major record label in North America. Mediabase pioneered the concept of monitored airplay in 1987. Its charts can be found weekly in numerous trade and consumer publications and websites.