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This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Feb 12, 2010.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 11, 2010, Arbitron Inc. issued a press release regarding a New York State court order compelling Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. to resume PPM encoding until Tuesday, January 16, 2010. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and incorporated by reference herein.


The information in this Form 8-K and attached Exhibit shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jan 12, 2010.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

During an investor conference call today that was webcast and for which Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") provided notice via a press release, Sean R. Creamer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arbitron Inc., made the following statement:

After the market closed on Monday January 11, 2010, Arbitron Inc. notified Chairman Towns and the staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the Company had learned that during testimony before the Committee on December 2, 2009, Michael Skarzynski, then the Chief Executive Officer and President of Arbitron, testified that he had personally participated in a November 2009 training visit to a home of Arbitron panelists with other Arbitron personnel. This testimony was erroneous. While Arbitron personnel did participate in a home visit in November 2009, Mr. Skarzynski did not personally participate. Arbitron sincerely regrets the misstatement and has requested that the Committee correct the record in connection with its official transcript of the hearing. Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of Arbitron’s values. We take any acts inconsistent with these values very seriously. Accordingly, Michael submitted his resignation.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Arbitron Inc.
          
January 12, 2010   By:   Timothy T. Smith
       
        Name: Timothy T. Smith
        Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Legal and Business Affairs & Secretary
This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jan 11, 2010.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 11, 2010, the Company also updated the status of the Company’s application for accreditation by the Media Rating Council of the monthly Average Quarter Hour radio ratings data produced by the Arbitron Portable People Meter™ radio ratings service in 21 local markets. A copy of the press release announcing the status update is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Oct 2, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 2, 2009, Arbitron Inc. issued a press release regarding its plan to increase sample sizes accross all markets in its Portable People Meter(TM) radio ratings service. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jul 14, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Commercialization of Portable People Meter™ ("PPM™) Radio Ratings Service in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood

On July 14, 2009, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") announced that it has commercialized its Portable People Meter radio ratings services in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood market.

The Company is releasing radio audience estimates for the June 2009 PPM survey month to its subscribers in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood.

Effective July 14, 2009, the PPM radio audience estimates for this market should be used as the basis for buy/sell transactions of radio commercial time among subscribing stations, agencies and advertisers. In addition, the April and May PPM survey months, which Arbitron had previously released as "pre-currency" information, are now designated as "currency" data. The Winter 2009 diary-based radio audience report (January 8 – April 1, 2009) is no longer deemed "currency" for buy/sell transactions.

PPM ratings are based on audience estimates and are the opinion of Arbitron and should not be relied on for precise accuracy or precise representativeness of a demographic or radio market.

On July 14, 2009, the Company issued a press release regarding the commercialization of the PPM service in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood. A copy of that press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Form 8-K and attached Exhibit shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jun 30, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 29, 2009, Arbitron Inc. issued a press release in response to reports that U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has requested information from the Federal Communications Commission regarding the impact of the Portable People Meter™ radio ratings service.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jun 4, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 3, Stephen Morris, the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors and current employee of Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") established a new stock trading plan in accordance with the requirements specified in Rule 10b5-1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").

Mr. Morris established this plan in order to diversify his investment portfolio. Under the terms of the plan, an authorized third-party broker will sell shares of Company common stock at monthly intervals beginning in August 2009. Additionally, an authorized third-party broker may exercise stock options and then sell shares of Company common stock beginning in August 2009 and ending in October 2009. The plan covers the sale of up to 27,617 shares of Company common stock. This plan is scheduled to terminate no later than December 31, 2009. The plan was adopted during an authorized trading period and when Mr. Morris was not in possession of material non-public information.

Transactions under this plan will be publicly reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Mar 24, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 24, 2009 Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") announced, as a further step in its previously announced strategic realignment, a reduction in its workforce of approximately 10 percent of its full-time employees. The Company also announced implementation of a reduction in non-employee related expenses on a company-wide basis.

The Company anticipates that it will incur pre-tax expenses of approximately $8 million to $9 million in the first quarter of 2009, related principally to severance and benefit expenses as a result of this restructuring and expense reduction program. As a result of these initiatives, the company expects to realize savings in the balance of 2009 that would offset the first quarter 2009 charge.

Taken together, the workforce and expense reductions are expected to result in a reduction in the 2010 run rate expenses of more than $10 million.

Also on March 24, 2009 the Company issued a statement regarding the foregoing matters. A copy of the statement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This current report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements regarding Arbitron Inc. and its subsidiaries in this document that are not historical in nature, particularly those that utilize terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” ”expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or “plans,” or comparable terminology, are forward-looking statements based on current expectations about future events, which we have derived from information currently available to us. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our results to be materially different from results implied in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, in no particular order, whether we will be able to:

• absorb costs related to legal proceedings and governmental entity interactions and avoid related fines, limitations, or conditions on our business activities;
• successfully commercialize our Portable People MeterTM service;
• successfully manage the impact on our business of the current economic downturn generally, and in the advertising market, in particular, including, without limitation, the insolvency of any of our customers or the impact of such downturn on our customers’ ability to fulfill their payment obligations to us;
• successfully maintain and promote industry usage of our services, a critical mass of broadcaster encoding, and the proper understanding of our audience measurement services and methodology in light of governmental regulation, legislation, litigation, activism, or adverse public relations efforts;
• compete with companies that may have financial, marketing, sales, technical, or other advantages over us;
• successfully design, recruit and maintain PPM panels that appropriately balance research quality, panel size, and operational cost;
• successfully develop, implement, and fund initiatives designed to increase sample sizes;
• complete the Media Rating Council, Inc. (“MRC”) audits of our local market PPM ratings services in a timely manner and successfully obtain and/or maintain MRC accreditation for our audience measurement business;
• renew contracts with key customers;
• successfully execute our business strategies, including entering into potential acquisition, joint-venture or other material third-party agreements;
• effectively manage the impact, if any, of any further ownership shifts in the radio and advertising agency industries;
• effectively respond to rapidly changing technological needs of our customer base, including creating new proprietary software systems, such as software systems to support our cell phone-only sampling plans, and new customer services that meet these needs in a timely manner;
• successfully manage the impact on costs of data collection due to lower respondent cooperation in surveys, consumer trends including a trend toward increasing incidence of cell phone-only households, privacy concerns, technology changes, and/or government regulations;
• successfully develop and implement technology solutions to encode and/or measure new forms of media content and delivery, and advertising in an increasingly competitive environment; and
• realize expected savings from our workforce and expense reduction program.

There are a number of additional important factors that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the risk factors set forth in the caption “ITEM 1A. — RISK FACTORS” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and elsewhere, and any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this document represent our estimates only as of the date hereof, and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Arbitron Inc.
          
March 24, 2009   By:   /s/ Timothy T. Smith
       
        Name: Timothy T. Smith
        Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Legal and Business Affairs, and Secretary


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Exhibit No.   Description

 
99.1
  Statement of Arbitron Inc. dated March 24, 2009
This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Mar 2, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 2, 2009, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") delivered a letter from Michael P. Skarzynski, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, to The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator for the State of New Jersey regarding the Company's Portable People MeterTM market improvement program.

A copy of the letter is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

On March 2, 2009 the Company also issued a press release regarding the foregoing matters. A copy of that press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jan 9, 2009.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 9, 2009 Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") announced that the Media Rating Council ("MRC") has accredited the Company's Portable People Meter TM radio quarter hour ratings data in Riverside-San Bernardino.

The Company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 12, 2009 to discuss the accreditation of the PPM service in Riverside-San Bernardino, the recently announced settlements with the New York and New Jersey Attorneys General and other matters.

The conference call may be accessed by dialing (toll free) (888) 562-3356. The conference call can be accessed from outside of the United States by dialing (973) 582-2700. To participate, users will need to use the following code: 80146538. The call will also be available live on the Internet at the following sites: www.arbitron.com and www.streetevents.com.

On January 9, 2009, the Company issued a statement regarding the MRC Accreditation of the PPM radio ratings data in Riverside-San Bernardino. A copy of the statement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Nov 20, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information set forth in Item 2.02 above is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Oct 14, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 9, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") and certain of its executive officers received subpoenas from the State of New York Office of Attorney General regarding, among other things, the Company’s Portable People MeterTM radio ratings service and purchases and sales of Arbitron securities by such executive officers.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements regarding Arbitron Inc. and its subsidiaries in this document that are not historical in nature, particularly those that utilize terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "likely," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," or "plans," or comparable terminology, are forward-looking statements based on current expectations about future events, which we have derived from information currently available to us. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our results to be materially different from results implied in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, in no particular order, whether we will be able to:

• successfully implement the commercialization of our Portable People MeterTM service;
• successfully design, recruit, and maintain PPM panels that appropriately balance research quality, panel size and operational cost;
• complete the Media Rating Council ("MRC") audit of our local market PPM ratings services in a timely manner and successfully obtain and/or maintain MRC accreditation for our audience measurement services;
• renew contracts with large customers as they expire;
• successfully execute our business strategies, including entering into potential acquisition, joint-venture, or other material third-party agreements;
• effectively manage the impact, if any, of any further ownership shifts in the radio and advertising agency industries;
• respond to rapidly changing technological needs of our customer base, including creating new proprietary software systems and new customer products and services that meet these needs in a timely manner;
• successfully manage the impact on our business of any economic downturn generally and in the advertising market in particular;
• successfully manage the impact on costs of data collection due to lower respondent cooperation in surveys, privacy concerns, consumer trends, technology changes and/or government regulations;
• successfully develop and implement technology solutions to measure new forms of audio content and delivery, multi-media and advertising in an increasingly competitive environment; and
• successfully maintain industry confidence in our products and services in light of governmental regulation, legislation, litigation, activism or adverse public relations efforts prompted by various industry groups and market segments.

There are a number of additional important factors that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the risk factors set forth in the caption "ITEM 1A. — RISK FACTORS" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and elsewhere, and any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this document represent our estimates only as of the date hereof, and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Arbitron Inc.
          
October 14, 2008   By:   /s/ Timothy T. Smith
       
        Name: Timothy T. Smith
        Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Legal & Business Affairs & Secretary
This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Oct 10, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

New York State Action

On October 10, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") acknowledged that the State of New York had commenced litigation against the Company in the Supreme Court of New York for New York County alleging false advertising and deceptive business practices in violation of New York consumer protection and civil rights laws relating to the marketing and commercialization in New York of the Portable People MeterTM radio ratings service.

The Company denies all such allegations and intends to defend itself and its interests vigorously.

New Jersey State Action

On October 10, 2008 the Company also acknowledged that the State of New Jersey had commenced litigation against the Company in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Middlesex County, alleging violations of New Jersey consumer fraud and civil rights laws relating to the marketing and commercialization in New Jersey of the Portable People Meter radio ratings service.

Arbitron denies all such allegations and intends to defend itself and its interests vigorously.

Commencement of Civil Action Seeking Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief Against the New Jersey Attorney General

On October 10, 2008, the Company announced that it had commenced a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the New Jersey Attorney General to prevent any attempt to restrain the Company’s publication of its PPM listening estimates.

On October 10, 2008, the Company issued a press release regarding the foregoing matters. A copy of that press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Oct 6, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Commercialization of Portable People MeterTM Radio Ratings Service in Eight Local Markets

On October 6, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") announced that it has commercialized its Portable People Meter radio ratings services in eight new markets.

The Company has released radio audience estimates for the September 2008 PPMTM survey month (August 21-September 17) to its subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Nassau-Suffolk, Middlesex-Somerset-Union, Riverside-San Bernardino, and San Jose.

Effective October 6, 2008, the PPM radio audience estimates for these markets should be used as the basis for buy/sell transactions of radio commercial time among subscribing stations, agencies and advertisers. In addition, the July and August PPM survey months, which Arbitron had previously released as "pre-currency" information, are now designated as "currency" data. The Spring 2008 diary-based radio audience report (April 3-June 25) is no longer deemed "currency" for buy/sell transactions.

Commencement of Civil Action Seeking Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief Against the Attorney General for the State of New York

On October 6, 2008, the Company also announced that it has commenced a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the Attorney General for the State of New York to prevent any attempt to restrain the Company’s publication of its PPM listening estimates.

The Company stated that any restraint on the publication of its PPM listening estimates would have an adverse impact on the radio broadcast industry and advertising industries as a whole, would cause the Company’s business to suffer severe irreparable harm, would cause economic injury to the Company’s shareholders and violates the Company’s First Amendment rights to publish its radio audience listening estimates.

Among other things, the Company is seeking the following relief:

• a judgment declaring that the publication of its PPM listening estimates is fully protected by the U.S. and New York Constitutions; and

• a preliminary and permanent injunction along with a temporary restraining order enjoining the New York Attorney General from attempting to restrain or prevent Arbitron from publishing its PPM listening estimates.

On October 6, 2008, the Company issued a press release regarding the commercialization of the PPM service in eight local markets. A copy of that press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. On October 6, 2008, the Company also issued a press release regarding the commencement of its civil action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A copy of that press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Oct 3, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 2, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") received a letter from the State of New York Office of the Attorney General (the "Attorney General") notifying the Company that the Attorney General intends to commence litigation against the Company seeking to enjoin allegedly unlawful or deceptive business practices in violation of New York consumer protection and state securities laws relating to the marketing and planned commercialization in New York of the Company’s Portable People MeterTM radio ratings service and to obtain additional injunctive relief, penalties, and damages unless the Company can show, within five business days after receipt of the notice, why such proceeding should not be instituted.

The Company denies all such allegations and intends to defend itself and its interests vigorously.

On October 3, 2008, the Company issued a statement regarding the Attorney General’s notice. A copy of the statement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Sep 15, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 15, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release concerning a subpoena received by the Company on that date from the State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General regarding the Company’s Portable People MeterTM radio ratings service.

The Company maintains that its Portable People Meter radio ratings services are valid, fair and representative of the diversity of the radio markets measured.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Sep 10, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 9, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release concerning a subpoena received by the Company on that date from the State of New York Office of Attorney General regarding the Company’s Portable People MeterTM radio ratings service.

The Company maintains that its Portable People Meter radio ratings service is fair, reliable and fully represents the diversity of New York radio markets.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Aug 15, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 1, 2008 Larry E. Kittelberger, a director of Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") established a new stock trading plan in accordance with the requirements specified in Rule 10b5-1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").

Under the terms of the plan, an authorized third-party broker may exercise stock options and then sell shares of Company common stock at monthly intervals beginning in October 2008. The plan covers the sale of up to 37,366 shares of Company common stock. This plan is scheduled to terminate no later than September 30, 2009. The plan was adopted during an authorized trading period and when Mr. Kittelberger was not in possession of material non-public information.

All trades for directors of the Company will be publicly reported on Forms 144 and Forms 4, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Arbitron Inc.
          
August 15, 2008   By:   /s/ Timothy T. Smith
       
        Name: Timothy T. Smith
        Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Legal & Business Affairs & Secretary
This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jul 25, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 25, 2008 Timothy T. Smith, Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer of Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") established a new stock trading plan in accordance with the requirements specified in Rule 10b5-1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").

Mr. Smith established this plan in order to diversify his investment portfolio and for tax planning purposes. Under the terms of the plan, an authorized third-party broker will sell shares of Company common stock at monthly intervals beginning in October 2008. The plan covers the sale of up to 3,600 shares of Company common stock. This plan is scheduled to terminate no later than September 30, 2009. The plan was adopted during an authorized trading period and when Mr. Smith was not in possession of material non-public information.

All trades for executive officers of the Company will be publicly reported on Forms 144 and Forms 4, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Arbitron Inc.
          
July 25, 2008   By:   /s/ Timothy T. Smith
       
        Name: Timothy T. Smith
        Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Legal & Business Affairs & Secretary
This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jul 21, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 21, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing, among other things, a new Portable People MeterTM ("PPM") sample program that it presented at the July Arbitron Radio Advisory Council meeting. The program is designed to deliver a larger 12+ sample target. The company also announced an increase in its 18-54 sample size guarantee from 80 to 90 percent and raised other key sample benchmarks in its PPM radio ratings service. The previously announced 18-54 sample size guarantee will now apply in each PPM local market beginning with the first month of PPM currency in that market, rather than the fourth month of PPM currency. Additionally, beginning with the first anniversary of PPM currency in a local market the threshold for the Persons 18-54 sample size will be increased to 90 percent of the company’s published sample size target applicable to that local market.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jun 12, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 12, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that it will resume the commercialization of its Portable People Meter™ radio ratings service in eight markets.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Feb 26, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 26, 2008, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing updated financial guidance for 2008, following the Company's announcement of the termination of "Project Apollo," the proposed single-source, national research service the Company had been developing with The Nielsen Company. A copy of the text of the Company’s press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Feb 25, 2008.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The disclosure under Item 1.02 above is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference. A copy of the press release announcing the termination of Project Apollo is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.

On February 25, 2008 Arbitron issued a press release announcing that it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial implications of the termination of Project Apollo and to provide updated 2008 financial guidance. A copy of the press release announcing the conference call is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Dec 5, 2007.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 5, 2007, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that it will narrow its Portable People Meter (PPM) sample size guarantee to cover Persons aged 18 to 54 at 80 percent of the company’s published target for each monthly report in a PPM market. The Persons 18-54 guarantee will replace the company’s previously announced PPM sample size guarantee of Persons age 6 and older at 90 percent of the company’s published target for each monthly report in a PPM market.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Nov 26, 2007.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 26, 2007, Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that it will delay the commercialization of its Portable People Meter radio ratings service in nine markets.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Nov 15, 2007.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 15, 2007 Arbitron Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program under which the Company may buy back up to $200 million in shares of the Company's common stock over a period of up to two years. A copy of the press release is attached as exhibit 99.1 to this current report on form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Sep 6, 2007.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 31, 2007 Stephen B. Morris, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arbitron Inc. ("Arbitron" or the "Company") sent a letter to the Company’s Portable People Meter customers regarding the Company’s progress with its Portable People Meter service. A copy of the letter is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





This excerpt taken from the ARB 8-K filed Jun 29, 2007.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 27, 2007 the Company issued a press release announcing the New Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Item 7.01, including the information set forth in Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.





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