Nielsen Co. has shuttered weekly radio and recording industry newspaper Radio & Records, a company spokesperson confirmed this morning.
According to Yorke’s account, publisher Howard Appelbaum called a “Town Hall Meeting” for R&R staff across the country, where he “told employees that it was a ‘tough decision’ but that the magazine’s ‘macro did not work’ in this economic climate.” Yorke reported that all jobs had been eliminated and that some of R&R‘s coverage would be moved over to Nielsen-owned Billboard. (Update: Billboard will run the radio airplay charts that R&R used to publish, but none of the editorial that the pub would have covered.)
Nielsen spokesperson Gary Holmes told FishbowlNY that less than 30 jobs had been eliminated. Those positions are “scattered around the country” with a majority in Los Angeles. R&R‘s current issue is the pub’s last, Holmes said.