Los Angeles, CA (August 8, 2018) – Mediabase, the industry standard in airplay monitoring, and BuzzAngle Music, the leading innovator in music consumption analytics, announced today an exclusive, long-term partnership with Saga Communications. As part of the agreement, Mediabase and BuzzAngle Music will provide Saga with comprehensive music listening and consumption data for more than 130 radio stations across the U.S.

"Mediabase and BuzzAngle have proven to be essential tools for our many markets and programmers over the years," said Bob Lawrence, Vice President of Programming at Saga Communications, Inc. "When presented with the opportunity to put them in our arsenal on a group-wide level, we simply could not resist."

"We couldn't be more thrilled to be chosen by the very talented programming team at Saga Communications," shared Philippe Generali, Mediabase President and RCS Worldwide President/CEO. "This partnership will expand the list of markets covered by Mediabase nationwide, and complement it with the BuzzAngle sales and streaming data for all Saga stations. It's a real win-win!"

"Mediabase's airplay monitoring and BuzzAngle's extensive consumer analytics is a powerful combination for programmers," said Jim Lidestri, CEO of Border City Media, the makers of BuzzAngle Music. "We're delighted to partner with Saga to give them the most comprehensive tools to connect with and engage their listeners through music."

Mediabase, a division of broadcast software provider RCS, provides in-depth, real-time charts and analysis based on the monitoring of radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also publishes music charts and data based on the most-played songs -- which are used on many popular radio and countdown shows, televised music awards programs, news publications and others -- and provides in-depth analytical tools for radio and record industry professionals.

BuzzAngle Music provides music consumption tools that deliver meaningful information that the music industry needs immediately. It's the only platform that allows users to create individualized reports on a daily basis, and in multiple countries, and its methodology allows for more than 10 trillion combinations of individualized reports for albums, songs, artists, labels and distributors.

For more information about Mediabase or BuzzAngle Music, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.


About Mediabase

Mediabase monitors the airplay of more than 2,500 radio stations, updated continuously, producing historic and current airplay data for U.S. and Canadian radio stations, satellite radio, and music television. Mediabase also provides information to every major record label and distributor, as well as concert promoters, artists, managers, music publishers, movie studios, video game developers and more. Pioneering the concept of monitored airplay in 1987, Mediabase charts are published weekly in USA Today, and are used on nearly all radio countdown shows and by dozens of websites and magazines.

Mediabase is owned and operated by RCS, the world's largest broadcast software company. RCS software is used by more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. The company also provides broadcasters and webcasters tools and expertise, and also develops real-time audio recognition technology. For more information, please visit https://www.rcsworks.com/

About Border City Media/BuzzAngle Music

Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that has developed a unique service, BuzzAngle Music, which radically changes the way businesses analyze music consumption and related trends. BuzzAngle Music offers daily charts and reports of physical sales, digital sales, streaming and airplay at a much more granular level than ever before, leading to an ability to produce trillions of unique charts daily in both the United States, Canada and many other countries. Border City Media was founded by Jim Lidestri, previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Interliant, Inc. one of the industry's first application service providers. Twitter:@buzzanglemusic. For more information, please visit http://www.buzzanglemusic.com.

About Saga Communications

Saga Communications, Inc. is a broadcasting company whose business is devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. The company owns or operates broadcast properties in 26 markets, including 75 FM, 33 AM radio stations and 64 metro signals. For additional information, contact us at (313) 886-7070 or visit our website at www.sagacom.com.

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Premiere Networks
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Media Monitors is the nation’s leading network and local monitoring company, serving the media and advertising industries with near real-time intelligence on radio, television, cable, print and display internet. For radio, Media Monitors is the only provider of spot occurrence data in the US. Media Monitors is accredited by the MRC for its US radio, local network and cable television spot monitoring services. Outside the US, Media Monitors tracks a variety of media in major markets including Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Africa. Media Monitors holds multiple patents for its monitoring and data modeling technologies.

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