Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The merry sandbox that is the radio-ratings business is no longer big enough for two heavyweight players, Infinity Broadcasting Corp. and Arbitron Inc.
Infinity - which owns about 185 stations, including WPGC-FM (95.5) and WJFK-FM (106.7) in the Washington area - announced last week that it won't renew its contract with Arbitron, the nation's largest radio-ratings service.
Instead, Infinity has signed on with Media Audit, a Houston outfit, to provide audience research for its advertisers.
Arbitron will still include Infinity in the ratings it releases every quarter, but come mid-July, Infinity won't have …