Mediabase Moving To Servers In Texas Tomorrow
May 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM (PT)
The MEDIABASE website will be down for a period of time TOMORROW, MAY 26th.
MEDIABASE sent this to subscribers TODAY (5/25), "We will be moving our computer operations from LOS ANGELES to TEXAS on WEDNESDAY, MAY 26th. The move will begin at 10a (PT), 11a (MT), Noon (CT), 1p (ET).
"We anticipate the move will take between twelve to twenty-four hours, barring any unforeseen issues. The MEDIABASE site will be unavailable during this time. WEDNESDAY daily monitors may be delayed, but will be reconciled prior to the end of the chart week.
"We understand and appreciate how important MEDIABASE information is to you, and we have spent several months carefully planning this move to minimize downtime. Rest assured that MEDIABASE will do everything in its power to keep this move as abbreviated as possible."
The move apparently will allow MEDIABASE to cut field staff, with new technology covering the monitoring they used to handle. As we reported last week (NET NEWS 5/20), DREW MICHAELS was cut loose.
DARIUS FILON, aka D.C. TAYLOR, DSTROYER tells ALL ACCESS, "I was with MEDIABASE for 10 years. Before that, I was MD/on-air/ production at active rock WXBE (now WBSX), and on-air at top 40 WBHT and country WCTD (now WSJR) ... all in the WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON market. And, I got my start board-opping, updating the website, and assisting in the Programming department at Y100 PHILADELPHIA."
GREG GEIGER, Musicologist in Mainstream AC, Canadian Mainstream AC and Oldies exits. He also has 10+ years of radio experience and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and (715) 777-5039.
Music Research Specialist STEPHEN ANDERSON had been with the company for 11 years and also did DALLAS radio for over 20 years. He can be reached at (214) 696-8496 or (469) 279-9946, or email@example.com.
MARCUS MCBRIDE was a researcher for MEDIABASE's mainstream and rhythmic top 40 department for 7 years total (1999-2003, 2008-2010). Said MCBRIDE, "Beyond MEDIABASE, I've had 15 years of experience in radio, primarily in production and mixshow programming (SUPERADIO, XM, etc). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is (714) 889-8793."
JOHN WARFEL was with MEDIABASE for eight and a half years. Said WARFEL, "Before that, worked six and a half years with KRWM/SEATTLE as Operations Assistant. I have knowledge of music scheduling, some digital production,programming and promotions experience. I can be reached at email@example.com and at (425) 917-0326 (cell).
JASON COHEN was with MEDIABASE for 12 1/2 years as an Alternative/Indie Rock Music Research Specialist. Said COHEN, "I have previous experience working at major labels and radio stations as well as writing for GAVIN. I live in LOS ANGELES and can be reached at (323) 547-0791 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!"
If you've been downsized, e-mail us at ALL ACCESS so we can get your phone and email out and help you find a new gig ASAP.
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