Gavin Report

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The Gavin Report was a San Francisco-based radio industry trade publication. The publication was founded by radio performer Bill Gavin in 1958.[1] Its Top 40 listings were used for many years by programmers to decide content of programs.[2] The publication was also responsible for running the Gavin Seminar, a convention for radio industry members.[3] In February 2002, United Business Media, who had owned the Gavin Report since 1992, decided to close the publication. Gavin executives cited a lack of cooperation on the part of media conglomerates (specifically naming Clear Channel Communications and Infinity Broadcasting), as well as poor convention attendance as reasons for the closure.[3]


  1. ^ Fong-Torres, Ben (2008-09-07). "Radio Waves". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  2. ^ "Bill Gavin, the Founder in '58 Of List on Air Play of Records". The New York Times. 1985-01-30. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  3. ^ a b Selvin, Joel (2002-02-22). "British owner pulling plug on S.F.'s Gavin". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-06.