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"R&R" was a music and radio
trade weekly. It began in October of 1972 as "Radio & Records" and published until  June of 2009. It included
radio and music industry news, format charts, station playlists, weekly columns, ratings summaries, station sales, FCC News, Classifieds. 1854 issues were published.
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Radio & Records™ (R&R) was a trade publication providing news and airplay information for the radio and music industries. It originally started out as an independent trade from 1973 to 2006 until VNU Media took over in 2006, up until its final issue in 2009.

Radio & Records™ was founded in 1973 and published its first issue on October 3 of that year. The publication was issued in a weekly print edition, and it also issued a bi-annual Directory. Its weekly columns and features were intended to inform and educate the radio industry by each format, in addition to format-specific charts based on radio airplay. The charts eventually became populated by data from Mediabase.
On July 6, 2006, VNU, the parent company of Billboard announced the  acquisition of Radio & Records. The chartes then used BDS data. On June 5, 2009, parent company VNU / Nielsen ceased operations on R&R just short of three years after acquiring it.
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R&R Timeline
1973
 Radio & Records is founded by Bob Wilson. The first issue is Oct. 1.
1974
 The first R&R Convention is held.
1979
 Radio & Records is sold to Harte Hanks.
1987
 Westwood One purchases Radio & Records.
1988
 The R&R Hotfax Updates debut, comprising 12 weekly format-focused fax publications.
1994
Perry Capital acquires
Radio & Records.
1995
Radio & Records launches
R&R Online.
1996
The first annual R&R Talk Radio Seminar is held.
The R&R Daily online news service debuts, and Music Tracking is launched online.
1997
 R&R introduces the daily R&R TODAY news fax.
1998
The R&R Convention returns after a six-year hiatus.
The first R&R Industry Achievement Awards, voted on by R&R subscribers, are presented at the convention.
1999
 Data collection for R&R's charts is converted to include Mediabase airplay.
2000
 Daily e-mail updates and Today's News online are introduced as extensions of the R&R TODAY fax publication. Radio & Records acquires Radio Y Musica.
2001
Adult Alternative and Christian sections debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper, each with its own full-time editor. The Going for Adds fax publication debuts.
2002
 A CHR/Rhythmic section debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper,
with its own full-time editor.
R&R produces its first annual Triple A Summit.
Electronic Promotion Kits are introduced for music customers, and the Street Talk Daily fax and e-mail publication debuts.
Radio Y Musica is incorporated into the R&R newspaper.
2004
Radio & Records announces its new web address, www.radioandrecords.com.
2006
VNU, a global information and media company, acquires Radio & Records. VNU owns ACNielsen, Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter and many other business-to- business publications. Radio & Records charts convert to Nielsen BDS airplay data.
2007
VNU changes its name to The Nielsen Company.
2009
The Nielsen Company announces that it is  shuttering R&R. The final issue date is June 5.
 
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  Radio & Records began publishing on
October 3 of 1973

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1977 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1978 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1979 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                         
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1980 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                         
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1981 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1982 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1983 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1984 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1985 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1986 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  03 07 07 04 02 06  04 01 05 03 07 05
  10 14 14 11 09 13 11 08 12 10 14 12
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1987 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  02 06 06 03 01 05   07 04 02 06 04
  09 13 13 10 08 12 10 14 11 09 13  11
  16 20 20 17 15 19 17 21 18 16 20 18
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1988 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  01 05 04 01 06 03 01 05 02 07 04 02
  08 12 11 08 13 10 08 12 09 14 11 09
  15 19 18 15 20 17 15 19 16 21 18  16
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1989 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  06 03 03 07 05 02 07 04 01 06 03 01
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  20 17 17 21 19 16 21 18 15 20 17 15
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1990 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  12 09 09 13 11 08 13   14 12   14
  19 16   20   15 20 17     16 21
  26     27 25 22 27 24 28 26 23  
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1991 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  11   08       12 09   11   13
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1992 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  03 07   03 01 05 03 07 04 02 06 04
    14   10 08 12 10 14 11 09 13 11
  17 21   17 15 19 17 21 18 16 20 18
  24 28   24 22 26 24   25 23 27  
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1993 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  01 05 05 02 07 04 02 06 03 01 05 03
  08 12 12 09 14 11 09 13 10 08 12 10
  15 19 19 16 21 18 16 20 17 15 19 17
  22 26 26 23 28 25 23 27 24 22 26 31
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1994 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  07 04  04 01 06 03 01 05 02 07 04 02
  14 11 11 08 13 10 08  12 09   11 09
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1995 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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13 10 10 14 12 09 14 11 08 13 10 08
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1996 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  12 09 08 12 10 14 12 09 13 11 08 13
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1997 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  10 14 14 11 09 13 11 08 12 10 14 12
17 21 21 18 16 20 18 15 19 17 21 19
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1998 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  09 13 13 10 08 12 10 14 11 09 13 11
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1999 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2001 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2002 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
04 01 1 05 03 07 05 02 06 04 01 06
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2003 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
03 07 07 04 02 06 04 01 05 03 07 05
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2004 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2005 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2009 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun        
06 06 03 01 05 The final issue was dated June 5, 2009
  9 13 13 10 08 Read the Nielsen letter to subscribers announcing the closing of R&R
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