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Airplay Monitor was created by its parent, Billboard Magazine, in 1993 to provide a view of radio's airplay of songs. It covered four formats  (rock, Top 40, Country and R&B) and the derivatives of each. The magazine had both a multi-format edition and also issued format specific versions.
In October of 2004, it became "Radio Monitor" and ended publication in 2006.

In the words of editor Sean Ross on the occasion of the publication's 5th anniversary:

"From the beginning, it's been our intention to offer radio programming and label promotion staffs Broadcast Data Systems information in an easy -to -use package and in as timely a manner as possible. And since 1994, when our country publication became
the first Monitor to offer news and editorial features, we've tried to offer the industry a forum for the serious (although not
solemn) exchange of programming ideas - a
trade magazine without clichés (although we hope to help take your business to the "next level" anyway) or record hype. At a time when most trades are as much in the record -promotion business as the journalism business, it means a lot to us when major programmers tell us they consider ours the only one without a hidden agenda."
Billboard Airplay Monitor
Country Monitor
AOR Monitor
R&B Monitor
Top 40 Monitor
Thanks!
Special Thanks to:
Phyllis Stark,
Managing Editor of Country Airplay Monitor during much of its history, for many, many heavy boxes of issues that have now become the digital archive of the magazine!
 
Billboard Radio Monitor (2004-2006)
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  Publication Started on October 1

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Last Issue
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with R&R)
Publication Ended in
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Billboard Airplay Monitor  (All Formats Combined)
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
        Dec 27
Year-End Issue
Sep 12
Dec 16
Year-End Issue
Dec 28
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
  Oct 09
5th Anniversary Issue
Dec 25
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Year-End Issue
  2003 2004 Became Radio Monitor in October 2004
  Power Book
2003 directory
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Became Radio Monitor
 
Billboard Country Airplay Monitor
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October 1 into
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Billboard Top 40 (CHR) Airplay Monitor
  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
           
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Billboard Rock Airplay Monitor
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
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Billboard R&B Airplay Monitor
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