Quinn Weighs in on Radio Victory

Christine Quinn and two City Council members just issued a statement applauding a ruling that they say will prevent undercounting the audience for minority radio stations.

Quinn–whose likely mayoral bid would probably pit her against Bill Thompson–was joined by Larry Seabrook and Inez Dickens last September to express concern over the proposed methods for media monitoring by Arbitron.

From the statement:

“We commend the Media Ratings Council’s decision to deny Arbitron accreditation for their Personal People Meter system both in Philadelphia and here in New York City[…]Already we have seen New York City lose its only smooth jazz radio station, CD 101.9, in the aftermath of these numbers – a heavy blow to our city’s communities of color.”