industry members
Shenia Pellum
Owner   The Spot Light Ent Grp
Mike Kennedy
Program Director   106.7 The Ride KHLR-FM
Christal Blue
Program Director   Telemedia Broadcasting
Chrystal Heidemann
Affiliate Relations   ReelWorld
Rebeka Griffin
Promotions Director   Alpha Media USA
Tom Starr
  Warmer Nashville




2016/06 10:25 AM
99.5 WYCD Adds Roxanne Steele To Middays

99.5 WYCD/Detroit announced today, well-known personality Roxanne Steele has been named the permanent host of the midday show airing on WYCD-FM weekdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, which can be heard over-the-air, online at www.wycd.com or via the Radio.com app for mobile devices. 

“I'm having so much fun in Country radio working with Country Radio Hall of Fame Programmer, Tim Roberts,” said Steele. “In addition to taking my passion for music to a whole new audience, I'm also learning so much from the talented staff here at the legendary WYCD.   I'm super excited and thankful for this new radio journey.”

Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit said, “I am thrilled to add Roxanne permanently to the WYCD staff.  Her personality adds a lot of fun to the workday.”
 
Operations Manager/Program Director Tim Roberts added, “Roxanne is a proven winner and talented major market personality with a great friendly delivery that fits perfect into the WYCD on-air Family!”
 
Steele was born and raised in Los Angeles where her love for radio was born.  After high school, she attended the Academy of Radio Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, CA and landed her first job on air at age 19.  After stints in Washington, Texas, and Arizona, Steele’s career took off in Top 40 radio working for B96 in Chicago for 12 years.  Most recently, she was the midday host for WYCD’s sister station, WDZH-FM/98-7 AMP Radio.  This is Roxanne’s first stint in Country radio.
 

2016/06 9:30 AM
KYKX/Longview, TX Receives Bonner McLane Public Service Award

ALPHA Media Country KYKX (105.7)/LONGVIEW, TX was honored with the Texas Association Of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service Award, which  recognizes television and radio stations’ outstanding contributions and service to their local communities, including news coverage. The official awards ceremony will take place at the 2016 Tab Convention & Trade Show, which runs from Wednesday, August 10th through Thursday, August 11th at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

“KYKX 105.7 has always strived to meet the needs of EAST TEXANS," said ALPHA Media/East Texas Market Manager Ginger Docker. "We are fortunate to have a great team that cares deeply for their neighbors and each other. While we are humbled by this honor, we are also motivated to do more in the coming years to serve our community and inspire others to do the same.”

2016/06 9:15 AM
KQBL/Boise ‘Morning Bullride’ Adds Kevin And Brenda Mee For Mornings

Effective this week, Impact Radio Group Country KQBL/101.9 The Bull)/Boise, ID has added Kevin and Brenda Mee to "The Morning Bullride". The Mees have been on the air in the Treasure Valley area since August 1998. Recently with Townsquare Media AC KXLT. 

Impact Radio Group CEO Darrel Calton said,
"We are Beyond thrilled to have Kevin and Brenda coming home to Country radio on The Bull," "Kevin and Brenda are seasoned professionals. To be able to put this heritage morning duo on the number one Country radio station in the Treasure Valley, in a format where they have a long, successful history, is a match made in radio heaven! We are just as excited for their loyal listeners, now that Kevin and Brenda are home where they belong, in Country music."

2016/06 7:17 AM
Scott LeTourneau Now doing mornings for KLEN/Cheyenne, WY

Air talent veteran Scott LeTourneau has joined Townsquare Media Country KLEN/Cowboy Country 106.3)/Cheyenne, WY for mornings, then effective Monday, July 4th, will also be the afternoon personality for Country sister KWYY/Casper.

Prior to this, LeTourneau was part of the Westwood One air staff based in Denver, handling shifts for their Classic Hits and AC formats until that operation downsized last Summer.

His Country experience includes KCCY/Colorado Springs, CO and WKNN/Biloxi, MS. 

Send LeTourneau congrats here.

2016/06 6:21 AM
New PD Wanted For KNCI/Sacramento

After yesterday’s announcement that CBS Radio Country KNCI/Sacramento PD Byron Kennedy has moved on to work for Wheelhouse Records as West Coast regional, CBS Radio VP/Country

Programming Jeff Kapugi has posted the PD position at KNCI Careers website. Chad Rufer, PD of Hot AC KZZO and AC KYMX sistermates, is overseeing KNCI programming until a new PD is found.


Kennedy
served the CBS radio Sacramento cluster for 15 years. Over at Wheelhouse, he succeeds Bill
Snickers
, who departed the label this past May.

2016/06 5:32 AM
Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts Perform On 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley took the stage on CBS-TV's "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" last night (6/27). He performed his current single, "Different For Girls," with Elle King. Look at the full performance here.

Colbert also gave a warm welcome to  Big Machine Records group Rascal Flatts on Friday night (6/24). They performed their #1 hit single, "I Like The Sound Of That." Check it out here.
 

2016/06 5:27 AM
Trace Adkins Accepts The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Congratulations from AllAboutCountry to Wheelhouse Records artist Trace Adkins, who received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for his support of America's men and women in uniform, demonstrated by his 10 USO tours, visits with wounded warriors, and meetings with families of fallen soldiers.

The Award recognizes an individual who best reflects President Eisenhower's beliefs and support for a strong national security and industrial base.

Previous honorees include senators, congressmen, admirals, ambassadors, and more. The NDIA presented Adkins the award earlier last month; a full recap is available at the NDIA's Facebook page.

2016/06 2:00 AM
Singer-Songwriter Jordyn Mallory’s Debut EP Now Available on iTunes

Rising singer-songwriter Jordyn Mallory’s debut EP featuring the CMT spotlighted “Boat Friend” is now available on iTunes.

The self-titled EP, originally released via Spotify this May, consists of four tracks compiling Mallory’s “southern pop” style with her witty and flirty lyricism. The EP transitions through multiple levels of emotion from the ultimate summer anthem “Boat Friend,” to the storytelling ballad “Southern Belle.”
Boat Friend,” written by Mallory with Greg Becker and Mike Shimshack, is the single release from the EP. The music video premiered on CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign and is available for viewing here.

“Two summers ago, I was in a Jeep with my girlfriends when one of the girls said ‘I really wanna be single this summer but we need to find some guys with a boat,’ and I said ‘You don’t want a boyfriend, you need a boat friend.’ Everyone laughed and I immediately knew I was going to write that song,” said Mallory.

At 24, the Okolona, Miss native is already making her mark within the music industry. In 2010, Mallory won a position on Simon Fuller’s If I Can Dream series on Hulu.com and later became a contestant on the eleventh season of American Idol. Mallory has since been the opening act for Loretta Lynn, Jake Owen, and more.  Additionally, she is already earning herself a name within the songwriting community and has co-written cuts with Kip Moore and Dan Couch.
Jordyn Mallory EP Track Listing:
  1. Boat Friend (Jordyn Mallory, Mike Shimshack, Greg Becker)
  2. Boy to Blame (Jordyn Mallory, Jonny Price)
  3. Southern Belle (Jordyn Mallory, Jonny Price
  4. Good Memory (Jordyn Mallory, Jonny Price)
For more information on Jordyn Mallory visit www.jordynmusic.com and follow @JordynMallory on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

2016/06 5:54 PM
Oops! Kenny's Making Amends

As was reported earlier today, Kenny Chesney honored police officer Christopher Dorman in his concert last Saturday night in Philadelphia.  Officer Dorman (had been shot 7 times the night before the concert and had given Kenny a shout out asking him not to forget about him. And, according to TMZ, Kenny didn't forget him ....but he had gotten his facts wrong.  He told the crowd that Dorman had passed away--wish, thankfully, was not true.

Dorman, a huge fan, planned to attend the concert.  When he couldn't he made a video with his shout out.  

Chesney said" I think my emotions got the best of me--and I wasn't as clear as I could have been."

Chesney did a make-good call anc called Dorman Sunday morning and ovffered to take him to a football game and grab some beers. Let's hope takes him up on that offer soon!

 

2016/06 12:57 PM
Nielsen audio Radio Ratings 6/27/216 Subscribing Stations AQH Share P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid Mon-Sun PHASE 2 SP 16











Shreveport
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/27/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/27/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
KMJJ-FM Urban Contemporary 11.7 12.5 11.6 11.0
KVMA-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.8 8.7 8.9 8.6
KRMD-FM Country 3.1 4.3 4.4 5.4
KQHN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.1 2.4 2.8 2.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2016/06 9:33 AM
Congrats to WKHK's Lori and Billy D

Congrats to WKHK, K95/Richmond's Lori and Bill D of "Mornings on K95" on being awarded "Best
Morning Show" by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.  They were given the away friday, June 24.

According to their Facebook posting, "We are lucky to get to do this for a living and having a blast doing it together!"

2016/06 9:14 AM
New Nielsen Report-Radio Tops List of "Adult Users Per Month"

According to the newly published "Q1 2016 Total Audience Report" from Nielsen there's good news and some not so good news for radio.

AM/FM topped the list of Number of Adult Users Per Month, with 240 million listeners topping th total monthly users per month with 240 million.  This is higher than TV, smartphones, Internet on a PC, DVRs, talblets, DVD/Blu Rays, game consoles and multimedia devices.

But, much of that growth is from new media including App andWeb use on Tablets (up 63%) and Smartphones (up 60%).  AM/FM Radio was up by just 1% and live TV showed the only down trend, off 1%.

According to the report, "Larger, widespread behaviors are less concentrated among the heaviest users," adding, "We see that only about half of TV viewing and AM/FM radio listening are done by the heaviest 20% of users (i.e. the top quintile) for the composite population."

In the ethnicity breakout 47% of the total minutes are contributed by the top 20% of Black radio users, 50% of the total minutes are ctonributed by the top 20% of Hispanic radio users and 33% of the total minutes are contributed by the top 20% of Asian American radio users.

For the full report go here.
 

2016/06 8:55 AM
Clarkson Announces Big News

"Here we go, Atlantic Records! Cheers!" Photo: 
Kelly Clarkson Facebook
Kelly Clarkson had big news on Friday (6/24) when she announced that she has singed a long-term deal with Warner music's Atlantic Records and will release a soul and R&B-influenced album in 2017.

“We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years,” Clarkson said. “Here’s to the future!”

Clarkson was signed with Sony's RCA label.

“After winning American Idol there was an arranged marriage that occurred that sometimes worked out and sometimes resulted in the hardest experiences of my life,” Clarkson said in a statement.

“It was my first time that I actually got to pick who I got to work with, and Atlantic Records was overwhelmingly inspired by me and excited to work with me,” the singer told fans during a Facebook Live post. “I want to say thank you so much to RCA for the past 15 years. We did awesome together but I am very, very, very excited about picking my label for the first time.”


 

2016/06 8:46 AM
Congrats to WSSL'S Aaron Michael

Contrats to WSSL/Greenville, SC MD Aaron Michael and fiancee Ashley Wendt.  The two became Mr. and Mrs. this past weekend on Saturday (6/25).  They celebrated in Greenville and will be honeymooning in Jamaica.

Get in touch with them here

2016/06 8:42 AM
Congrats to Johnny Chiang

A big contrats to KKBQ/Houston OM/PD Johnny Chaing who proposed to his girlfriend, Cherolyn Latham Johnson over the weekend.

Chiang and his fiancee were engaged backstage the station's "A Day In The Country" concert as MCA Nashville artist Kip Moore performed "Hey Pretty Girl."

Get in touch with them here

2016/06 8:28 AM
BBR MusicGroup Hires Byron Kennedy

BBR Music Group has hired VP/Programming and KNCIPD Byron Kennedy as Director of West Coast Regional Promo for its Wheelhouse Records imprint.  Kennedy succeeds Bill Snickers who left the position last month.

Kennedy's background includes 15 years at CBS Radio/Sacramento cluster and he has launched stations for CBS in both Sacramento and Phoenix and has previous experience at clusters in Honolulu and Fresno.

"I believe that Byron's extensive radio experience will add a new dynamic to the Wheelhouse promotion team as well as to BBR Music Group overall," said Wheelhouse Records VP/Promotion Teddi Bonadies. "His charisma and energy is infectious."
 
"I am thrilled to be joining Wheelhouse Records and BBR Music Group! I really believe in this label, its artists, and the many talented and passionate people who work there," said Kennedy. "I must say that it has been an honor to spend the last 15 years with CBS Radio. I have learned so much from so many there, and words cannot express how grateful I am they allowed me to call my passion a job. I look forward to starting this new chapter in my life and career!" 

2016/06 8:23 AM
Congrats To Jon Pardi

Congrats to Jon Pardi and the team at UMG Nashville for the #1 album debut of Pardi's "California Sunrise."

This is Pardi's sophomore release and it has sold more than 23, 000 copies during the first week (week ending Thursday, June 23), with a total consumption totaling more than 29,000.  That also places Pardi in the top 10 for all-genre sales.  

In addition, the first single, "Head Over Boots," moved from ten to eight on the Mediabase Country singles chart during the past week.

2016/06 8:09 AM
Steven Tyler Works With Some of Nashville's Best

Several of Nashville's top songwriters are featured on Steven Tyler's new solo country album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" set for release on July 15 on Dot Records (Big Machine Label Group).  The songwriters include and more.

Tyler co-wrote 12 of the album's 15 tracks, and co-produced the project alongside T Bone Burnett and ann Huff, as well as Marti Frederickson and Johnston.  The album will also include a rendition of Aerosmith's 1989 hit "Jane's Got A Gun."

Tyler also told "The Howard Stern Show" that the Aerosmith band is also planning a farewell tour in 2017.  

“I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time. We’ve never done that,” Tyler said.
 

2016/06 8:03 AM
Urban Scores The Top Spot

Congrats to Keith Urban and his promo team for landing at the top spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart wtih "Wasted Time."

Great work by UMG/Nashville SVP/Promo Royce Risser, VP/Promo David Friedman, Capitol Nashville VP/Promo Bobby Young, UMG Nashville National Director/Radio Syndication Donna Hughes, Manager/Radio Marketing and Syndication Chris Schuler, Capitol Nashville Sr. Director West Coast Promo Paige Elliott, Director/Midwest Promo Brent Jones, Director/Northeast Promo Diane Lockner, Director/Southwest Promo Mara Sidweber, Director Southeast Promo Annie Sandor and Promo Coordinator

"Wasted Time" is Urban's 21st career #1 single.  This is the third #1 off single off his album, "Ripcord."  Others include "Break on Me" and "John Cougar, John deere, John 3:16."
 

2016/06 7:52 AM
Warner Music Nashville Hires Mariner

Warner Music Nashvillle Team WEA has hired Ray Mariner as Manager of West Regional Promo effective immediately.  She fills the vacancy created when WEA Director/West Coast Promo left last April.

was most recently with Cumulus WRKN, Nash 92.3/New Orleans where he served as PD for the station.  He also worked for sister WMTI (Sports).  

He also worked for Dickey Broadcasting WCNN-A/Atlanta, Lincoln Financial AC WSTR/Atlanta and 10 years in Pop radio promotion with Columbia Records.

He will relocate from New Orlenas to Denver and can be reached at 770-298-7365 or here

2016/06 7:17 AM
Kenny Gives Kudos To Philly Policeman Who Was Shot

Kenny played Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Stadium trying to make up for what he perceived as a less thatn 100% performance last year.  As he was getting ready for the show he heard some disturbing news.  A 25-year old police officer Christopher Dorman (right), after having been shot 7 times in the leg, chest and stomach, have Kenny a shout out of "Kenny Chesney, don't forget about me!"

Kenny hit the stage before 48,322 fans and paused after "I Go Back," a song that captures to power of songs to hold life's special moments.  He said the the crowd, "I didn't know where in the show where in the show I was going to do this...But there's a line in this song that says, "whan I hear , 'Only the good die young, it still stops me in my tracks...' and I heard that an officer here in Philadelpha who was shot seven times last night--from his hospital bed, he made a video that said, ', don't forget about me.' Well, Christopher Dorman, we won't forget you..."

2016/06 1:22 PM
Two Promotions At WQCC La Crosse, WI


Crosse Radio Group WQCC/La Crosse, WI PD/morning man John Stevenson now has OM tasks for the five station cluster and WQCC PM Driver Gary Michaels adds PD responsibilities for Hot AC sister station WLXR.



Send congrat to Stevenson here and Michaels here

2016/06 12:13 PM
Russ Williams Departs WUSJ/Jackson, MS PD Post ***Nielsen Audio 6/24/2016 Below***

New South Radio Country WUSJ/US 96.3/Jackson, MS PD and Flinn Broadcasting Corp Classic Country WJXN/Jackson, MS PD Russ Williams has exited both gigs, effective Yesterday (6/23). Williams has been with WUSJ since 2006 and assumed PD duties for WJXN when New South subsidiary The Radio People, to which it is LMA'd, flipped the station from Adult Hits to Classic Country two Years ago.

Williams said, "I'm proud of nine and a half years here, quadrupled ratings, and I know that sometimes it's just time to go.

He’s seeking his next opportunity. Reach Williams at 601.201.4596 or via e-mail.

2016/06 12:12 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations AQH Share P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 6/24/16 PHASE 2 SP 16

Jackson, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/24/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WHLH-FM Gospel 8.4 8.9 8.3 8.7
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 3.0 3.6 4.0 4.0
WJDX-FM Classic Hits 2.8 2.6 3.4 3.1
WMSI-FM Country 4.8 4.3 3.2 3.1
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
Copyright © 2005-2016  The Nielsen Company. All rights reserved. 

2016/06 10:50 AM
Florida Georgia Line Announces 'Dig Your Roots' Album, Reveals Album Artwork

FGL's Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard
Republic Nashville duo Florida-Georgia Line (F-GL) revealed both the album artwork and release date for their third studio album, "DIG YOUR ROOTS," which hits the street Friday, August 26th.

The album's throwback cover was unveiled to fans through FGL's #DigYourRoots social

The duo is currently headlining their "DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR" with Cole SwindellThe Cadillac Three, and Kane Brown through the end of 2016.

2016/06 10:28 AM
Ricky Skaggs Reacts To Passing Of Dr. Ralph Stanley

L-R: Skaggs, Stanley, Whitley
Upon learning the news of the passing of the iconic Dr. Ralph Stanley, Country and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs released the following statement: "The end of an era, the passing of a King, a kind and humble King from the mountains.  He carried the ancient sounds from God knows where.  Ralph found it in the music of the mountains, in the hollows, in the people and in the churches.  He was my hero and I was blessed to know him, love him and make music with him as a young teenager.  The Scriptures tell us 'God uses the simple things to confound the wise.'  He certainly used Ralph Stanley to bring the music of the mountains to the masses." 

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as Bluegrass, died Thursday following a battle with skin cancer.  He was 89.

2016/06 9:25 AM
Ralph Stanley’s Publicist Comments on His Passing

Norma Morris, longtime publicist for Ralph Stanley, comments on his passing,Ralph began as a client and became a dear friend during the 16 years I worked with him. I will miss his mischievous smile and quirky sense of humor, as well as his unmatchable music.  I remember people so moved by his singing that they would come up to him crying, almost unable to speak.  Today I am speechless.” 
 

Morris
was Dr. Stanley’s publicist from the release of his album CLINCH MOUNTAIN COUNTRY in 1998 through his receiving the honorary doctor of music degree from Yale University in 2014. 
She traveled with Dr. Stanley during the “Down From The Mountain Tour,” inspired by the release of the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and to the Grammy ceremony in which he won the Best Country Male Vocalist award for “O Death” his first, at age 75.  

Morris
was instrumental in securing his induction into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000 and was with him at the White House in 2006 when he was presented with the National Medal of Arts. 

Morris also accompanied Dr. Stanley and his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, during their final tour of England and Scotland.

2016/06 7:16 AM
​At Conclave 41 Nielsen Presents: 'Streaming Insights For Success'

July 13-15 In Minneapolis
The Conclave is just days away! It’s July 13-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis Airport//Mall Of America.  There is still time to register for Conclave 41  just click here.

Nielsen Audio Presents: 'Streaming Insights For Success'

On-Demand streaming is growing, with over 300 billion songs streamed in 2015, streaming is not the enemy. 

 
The insights gained from analyzing streaming activity can benefit radio.  Join the session at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th as Erin Crawford, GM/Nielsen Music and Stephanie Friedman VP/Radio Nielsen Music will show you!

Learn how fans are discovering and consuming music and how that is changing over time. 
Case studies demonstrating the power of on-demand streaming as a measure of song appeal.
How streaming complements, the “Mothership” (that’s the FM/AM stick), and how it can help inform some decisions.

All of this and so much more!  Come, sign up for Conclave 41 now and snatch a discounted room.

 

2016/06 7:05 AM
Brad Paisley Performs With Demi Lovato On 'Good Morning America'

Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley hit the stage on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" today (6/24). Paisley performed fan favorites, including "River Bank," "Then," and his new single, "Without A Fight."


Demi Lovato
joined Paisley on stage in the middle of New York's Central Park to perform “Without A Fight.You can see their full performance in a 360-degree virtual reality here.

2016/06 6:46 AM
​Chase Rice Releases Rallying Anthem, ‘Everybody We Know Does,’ Today, June 24

New single available at digital retailers now; arriving at country radio on June 28.
Chase Rice has built his Country music career one fan at a time, honing his vigorous live show by playing everywhere from dive bars and fields to amphitheaters and sheds, listening to peoples’ stories and tapping into the common pulse that brings them together night after night: Music.
 
With four headlining tours, opening runs for stadium superstar Kenny Chesney and  entertainer Dierks Bentley, a chart-topping album and two Top 5 radio hits now under his belt, Rice has ridden the highs and lows right alongside his fans and supporters and harnessed that collective energy in recording music for his forthcoming album. 
 
With his new single “Everybody We Know Does,” available at digital retailers today, June 24 and arriving at country radio on Tuesday, June 28, Rice delivers an authentic anthem that reflects the values and lifestyle he shares with his core supporters while also nodding to their diversity.
 
“These last few years have been a whirlwind, being out on the road building our live show and working on new music for the next record. I’ve lived a lot and had some incredible experiences and opportunities, but I’ve also been spending some time out at my farm, just unplugging for a bit and reflecting on what music means to me and what it means to all of the people who have shown up and supported me over the years,” said Rice. “That’s why this song, ‘Everybody We Know Does,’ is really special to me. We went in and recorded it with some of Nashville’s top studio musicians, so it’s our sound and our lives reflected in this song. It’s who we are, and that’s ultimately what brings us all together.”
 
“Everybody We Know Does” was written by Jeremy Bussey and Travis Denning and is available at all digital retail partners now at http://smarturl.it/everybodyweknowdoes
 
Rice’s IGNITE THE NIGHT was released on Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. That album produced a pair of
For more information, visit www.chaserice.com or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and www.Facebook.com/ChaseRiceMusic.

2016/06 6:28 AM
Brandy Clark’s BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN Debuts Top Ten Country Albums -And Stakes A Spot In Rolling Stone's 45 Best Albums Of 2016

 “The best wordsmith in Nashville right now” (The Plain Dealer), Brandy Clark, is causing quite the conversation with her new album, BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN that debuted Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The 4x GRAMMY-nominated artist continues to prove the June 10 release is a strong follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut album, 12 Stories, when it was recently placed on Rolling Stone’s 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far and, according to TIME Magazine, tells stories that “populate her Town with characters whose personalities spring in full from the smallest details.”
 
To follow her national TV appearances on Live with Kelly June 14 and Late Night with Seth Meyers June 15, Clark stopped in to play her powerful tracks, “Daughter,” “Since You’ve Gone to Heaven” and current single, “Girl Next Door” off of BIG DAY for NPR's Tiny Desk June 20. Clark’s performance of “Girl Next Door” on Ellen,which originally aired on April 7, re-aired today.
 
“When Clark steps in front of a mic and turns on the charm,” wrote NPR of her Tiny Desk performance, “her humor pulls the audience right into every single joke.”
 
The singer/songwriter’s small-town storytelling has already made an impression on those who have browsed the 11-song, Jay-Jones-produced album. “Clark focuses her sharp eye on the American map’s tiniest dots,” TIME wrote of her songs’ imagery, “those areas too small for a Waffle House or a Walmart, where porches serve as gathering places and where gossip can spread like wildfire.”
 
Clark’s sophomore album centers around small town life, with songs that "map a small collection of streets, landmarks, loves, betrayals and heartbreaks that cohere into a place as particular and as universal as Winesburg or Grover's Corners” (NPR). 
 
"I really developed a love for small towns when my dad died and I went home for his memorial service, and there were so many people they had to have it in a gym,” Clark told NPR about the inspiration for her album. “And that's not an uncommon thing in a small town, but anywhere else in the world, that only happens for a celebrity.”
 
According to Rolling Stone, Clark reaches a wide audience with her music that is “tooled alternately for stadiums and songwriting circles, commercial and public radio, line-dance bars and coffee shops.”
 
Brandy Clark Tour Dates: 
 
June 24  Brenton Skating Plaza                                                           Des Moines, Iowa
June 25  The Rave/Eagles Club                                                            Milwaukee, Wis.
July 7    Halloran Centre                                                                       Memphis, Tenn.
July 8    George’s Majestic Lounge                                                       Fayetteville, Ark.
July 14   Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill                                 Selden, N.Y.
July 21   Constellation Brands – Marvin Performing Artst Center  Canandaigua, N.Y
July 22   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion                                          Gilford, N.H.
July 23   Forest Hills Stadium                                                                Forest Hills, N.Y.
July 29   Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                         Sioux City, Iowa
July 30   City Winery                                                                              Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 4    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts                                          Bethel, N.Y.
Aug. 5    Blossom Music Center                                                             Cleveland, Ohio
Aug. 12   The Camp House                                                                     Chattanooga, TN.
Aug. 18   Goldfield Trading Post                                                            Sacramento, CA.
Aug. 19   Antelope Valley Fairgrounds                                                  Lancaster, CA.

                                                                                           
For more information, visit http://www.brandyclarkmusic.com
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2016/06 6:04 AM
Steven Tyler Performs Get Up Early For 'The Today Show'

Steven Tyler
DOT Records artist Steven Tyler performed on NBC-TV's "The TODAY Show" this Morning (6/24) as part of its CITI Concert Series. Tyler spoke with "TODAY" host Matt Lauer about his decision to "go Country.”

Watch the full interview here.

Tyler debuted his new single and the title track from his forthcoming album, "Somebody From Somewhere."

You can check out the full performance here.

He also performed Aerosmith's hit "Cryin'" and covered Janis Joplin's "Piece Of My Heart."
Check out "Cryin'" here and "Piece Of My Heart" here

2016/06 6:03 AM
'Country Top 40' Producer Reveals How To Vote For National Radio Hall Of Fame

Nationally syndicated "Country Top 40" producer KEN HALFORD wants to show everyone just how easy it is to vote for Bob Kingsley to be inducted into the National Radio Hall Of Fame. Voting opened on Monday (6/20) and runs through next THURSDAY (6/30). To vote, simply text the word BOB to 36500.

Still not sure if it's quick and easy? Halford shows you just how easy it is.
Check out the video here.

2016/06 5:56 AM
Drake White Lights A SPARK With Pre-Order New Album Out August 19

Drake White is giving fans a chance an early chance to get his debut album SPARK with a digital pre-order at select online retailers beginning today. The foot-stomping, hand-raising, soul-shining album is due out on Dot Records Aug. 19 and features the Top 30-and-climbing “Livin’ the Dream.” Get it here.
 
White is igniting the SPARK while on the road with Zac Brown Band’s “BLACK OUT THE SUN TOUR” as he previews new tracks at each stop. Said Taste of Country of the established showman’s live performance, White “...accomplished more during his 30-minute set than some acts do in an hour."

“It is such a blessing for me to be out on the road and doing what I love,” said White. “SPARK is such a personal album for me, so to be able to share it with fans along the way is very special.”
 
The Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project was recorded in Nashville and contains 12 tracks, 11 of which White co-wrote. Four instant grat tracks will be available with digital pre-order through the Aug. 19 release.
 
SPARK Track Listing:
1. “Heartbeat” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jason Sellers
2. “Story” | Drake White, Mark Irwin, Tommy Lee James (*June 24 instant grat)
3. “Makin’ Me Look Good Again” | Drake White, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor (*July 22 instant grat)
4. “It Feels Good” | Drake White, Derek George, Philip Pence
5. “Livin’ the Dream” | Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Luke Laird
6. “I Need Real” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
7. “Back to Free” | Drake White, Randy Montana, Philip Pence (*August 12 instant grat)
8. “Equator” | Drake White, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
9. “Live Some” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne (*Aug. 5 instant grat)
10. “Waitin’ on the Whiskey to Work” | Drake White, Tony Lane, Philip Pence
 11. “Elvis” | Drake White, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell
12. “Take Me As I Am” | Drake White, Phil Barton, Lindsay Jack Rimes

While not on the stage, White has been working with the Ford Community Fund for select charity initiatives around the country. His next stop is July 2 in Detroit, Mich. where he will join the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to help build houses for community members in need. This summer White has also volunteered with FoodShare and the American Red Cross.
For more information and tour dates, visit DrakeWhite.com.

2016/06 5:30 AM
Ralph Stanley Dead At 89

2/25/1927–6/23/2016
Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89.

Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia, a land of coal mines and deep forests where he and his brother formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their father would sing them old traditional songs like "Man of Constant Sorrow," while their mother, a banjo player, taught them the old-time clawhammer style, in which the player's fingers strike downward at the strings in a rhythmic style.

Heavily influenced by Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe, the brothers fused Monroe's rapid rhythms with the mountain folk songs from groups such as the Carter Family, who hailed from this same rocky corner of Virginia.

The Stanleys created a distinctive three-part harmony that combined the lead vocal of Carter with Ralph's tenor and an even higher part sung by bandmate Pee Wee Lambert. Carter's romantic songwriting professed a deep passion for the rural landscape, but also reflected on lonesomeness and personal losses.

Songs like "The Lonesome River," uses the imagery of the water to evoke the loss of a lover, and "White Dove," describes the mourning and suffering after the death of a mother and father. In 1951, they popularized "Man of Constant Sorrow," which was also later recorded by Bob Dylan in the '60s.

The brothers were swept into the burgeoning folk movement and they toured the country playing folk and bluegrass festivals during the '60s, including the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and 1964.

But when Carter died of liver disease in 1966, Ralph wasn't sure he could continue. His brother had been the main songwriter, lead singer and front man, and Ralph, by his own account, was withdrawn and shy, although he had overcome some of his early reticence.

"Within weeks of his passing, I got phone calls and letters and telegrams and they all said don't quit. They said, 'We've always been behind you and Carter, but now we'll be behind you even more because we know you'll need us,'" Stanley told The Associated Press in 2006.

After Carter's death, Ralph drew even deeper from his Appalachian roots, adopting the a cappella singing style of the Primitive Baptist church where he was raised. He reformed the Clinch Mountain Boys band to include Ray Cline, vocalist Larry Sparks and Melvin Goins. He would change the lineup of the band over the years, later including Jack Cooke, and mentored younger artists like Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs, who also performed with him.

Dylan and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia praised his work and, in the case of Dylan, joined him for a remake of the Stanley Brothers' "Lonesome River" in 1997.

He was given an honorary doctorate of music from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, in 1976, and he was often introduced as "Dr. Ralph Stanley." He performed at the inaugurations of U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, was given a "Living Legends" medal from the Library of Congress and a National Medal of Arts presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and President George W. Bush. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.

But at age 73, he was introduced to a new generation of fans in 2000 due to his chilling a cappella dirge "O Death" from the hit Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" movie soundtrack. The album was a runaway hit, topping the Billboard 200 chart, as well as the Country albums and soundtrack charts, and sold millions of copies.

He won a Grammy for best male country vocal performance in 2002 — beating out Tim McGraw, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Lyle Lovett — and was the focus of a successful tour and documentary inspired by the soundtrack. The soundtrack, produced by T Bone Burnett, also won a Grammy for album of the year. The following year he and Jim Lauderdale would win a Grammy for best bluegrass album for "Lost in the Lonesome Pines."

He said in an interview with The Associated Press in 2002 that younger people were coming to see his shows and hear his "old time music," and was enjoying the belated recognition.

"I wish it had come 25 years sooner," he said. "I am still enjoying it, but I would have had longer to enjoy it."

Despite health problems, he continued to record and tour into his 80s, often performing with his son Ralph Stanley II on guitar and his grandson Nathan on mandolin.

Stanley was born in Big Spraddle, Virginia and lived in Sandy Ridge outside of Coeburn, Virginia. His mother was Lucy Jane Smith Stanley and his father was Lee Stanley. He is survived by his wife Jimmie Stanley – they were to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary on July 2nd. He is also survived by his children: Lisa Stanley Marshall, Tonya Armes Stanley and Ralph Stanley II; His grandchildren: Nathan Stanley, Amber Meade Stanley, Evan Stout, Ashley Marshall, Alexis Marshall, Taylor Stanley, and Ralph Stanley III; and great grandchild Mckenzie Stanley.
Memorial service details are pending and will be announced shortly.

2016/06 5:00 AM
​HOT TOPICS FROM THE PROS

This week check out the new article from Brian Wright from the Audience Development Group.
 
Wight, has successfully served many companies over the years as PD, OM and VP of programming. And for the last 15 years Wright has enjoyed building alliances with scores of stations in the US & Canada helping them grow in ratings and revenue for the
Audience Development Group.
 
He shares his thoughts on “Emotional Or Logical” in AAC’s section HOT TOPICS FROM THE PROS
 

2016/06 4:55 AM
The Mavericks Split With BMLG, Launch Mono Mundo Recordings

Now On Mono Mundo Recordings

The Mavericks have amicably parted ways with Big Machine Label Group and THE VALORY MUSIC CO. after the completion of their two-album deal.


The Mavericks
now have partnered with Thirty Tigers to create their own label, Mono Mundo Recordings, and have three albums planned through the end of 2017.

2016/06 3:16 AM
Numbers Don't Lie


2016/06 2:03 AM
Nielsen Audio Spring '16 Phase 2 Results Arrive Today 6/24

The Market is: Jackson, MS.  Get the ratings for the subscribing stations in the in the AllAboutCountry.com News section after 5pm (ET)
Monday, June 27th look for:  Shreveport, LA. 

2016/06 1:02 PM
Annie Sandor Joins Capitol Nashville As Dir./Southeast Promotion

Effective immediately, Capitol Nashville selects Annie Sandor as Director/Regional Promotion Southeast. She takes over from Bobby Young, who was promoted to VP/Promotion for Capitol Nashville this past May.
 
Sandor joins Capitol Nashville from Curb Records, where she worked in a number of promotion roles until she left in April. Her resume also includes Co5/Nashville, Beasley Country WKIS/Miami, and Clear Channel Country WPOC/Baltimore
 
Sandor will be based in Miami and can be reached at 954.529.3380.
 
Send her congratulate her here.

2016/06 12:58 PM
Sony Promotes Fleaner

Tracy Baskette Fleaner has been promoted to VP/Creative Services for Sony Music Nashville.  She previously held the position of SMN Sr. Director of Creative Services.  In her new role, she will oversee the SMN creative team, overseeing artist imaging and all operations related to print and video creation, album packaging, photography, advertising and design for SMN's Arista Nashville Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville imprints.  She has been with SMN since 1994 and began as Director/Art.  

"No one is more deserving of this promotion that Tracy!" said SMN SVP/Marketing Paul Barnabee. "She has the well-earned respect of our artists, managers, and staff that not only comes from 22 years of history with Sony Music Nashville, but also from her undying desire to learn and grow creatively and inspire those around her to do so, as well. The scope of Tracy's accomplishments is stunning, as she's been instrumental in the design and visual branding of Dixie Chicks, Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Jake Owen and more recently, Old Dominion, Maren Morris and Kane Brown, among so many others." Congratulate Fleaner here.


 

2016/06 12:57 PM
A-Z 6/232016 Nielsen Audio Subscribers Radio Ratings AQH Shares P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 16









Chattanooga
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WUSY-FM Country 11.2 12.1 12.1 11.2
WSKZ-FM Classic Rock 7.6 7.2 7.9 8.7
WDEF-FM Adult Contemporary 8.7 5.9 6.7 7.0
WDOD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 6.7 6.1 6.3
WUUQ-FM Classic Country 5.5 3.0 4.3 5.8
WGOW-FM News Talk Information 4.7 3.5 3.1 3.9
WRXR-FM Active Rock 3.3 3.3 3.9 3.4
WKXJ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.7
WLND-FM Adult Hits 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.9
WOGT-FM Country 0.9 2.4 2.2 1.6
WGOW-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2
WDEF-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
WUSY-F2+ Classic Country * 0.5 0.4 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Huntsville
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WDRM-FM Country 10.5 12.3 12.3 11.6
WZYP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 7.1 8.1 8.3
WVNN-AM News Talk Information 3.1 4.8 4.6 4.3
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.9
WHRP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.4 3.1 3.5 3.7
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 4.6 3.3 3.1 2.9
WQRV-F2+ Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.7
WWFF-FM Country 1.7 0.8 1.0 1.2
WBHP-AM News Talk Information * 0.6 0.6 0.6
WUMP-AM All Sports 1.5 * 0.6 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
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2016/06 12:31 PM
Cox Media Group Being Sued By A Photographer Over Use Of Photo On 47 Websites

Photographer John Curtis Rice has filed a copyright infringement suit against COX Media Group, LLC, COX Radio, Inc., and COX Communications, Inc. 
 
The suit was filed Tuesday (6/21) in New York Eastern District Court, Rice alleges that COX used a copyrighted photo he had taken of Columbia University student Nayla Kidd, who had gone missing and then returned, on 47 of its radio and newspaper websites without permission. 
 
The suit seeks damages (either unspecified or the statutory $150,000 per work maximum) for the alleged infringement, plus from $2,500 up to $25,000 for each incident of removing the photo's credit line.

2016/06 8:59 AM
Dreamlined Entertainment Partners with Star Farm

Producer/songwriter Keith Stegall's Dreamlined Entertianment has partnered with Star Farm Nashville for promotion and artist development efforts including those for Dreamlined artists Farewell Angelina, Cyndi Thomson and

This move reunites Stegall (left), Dreamlined GM Bob Cahill and Dreamlined VP/Operations Jason Campbell with Star Farm founders Michael Power and Matt Corbin.  They all worked together at Bigger Picture.

They will remain based in Nashville.  Get in touch with Powers here and Stegall at 615-292-7440.

2016/06 8:43 AM
Country Strong Concert Hits Orlando

Congrats to WWKA/Orlando and Cox/Orlando as K92.3's Country Strong Concert was a huge success last night (6/22).  Nearly 10,000 people enjoyed four hours of music from Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Canaan Smith, Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, Parmalee, Machael Ray and Cole Swindell at Orlando's CFE Arena. The proceeds will benefit those affected by the recent mass shooting in Orlando.

According to K92.3's MD/morning co-host Ashley Stegbauer, "Members and first responders of the Orlando Police Department and Fire Department, doctors, nurses and surgeons who attended to many of the victims, and many of their family and friends were in the audience."

"An absolute success and a truly memorable and healing night for Orlando," adds PD Drew Bland. "Major thanks to our team at K923, Cox Media Group and the countless caring people in Nashville who helped make this happen in such a short period of time." Proceeds are being tallied and will go the city's OneOrlando Fund. Donations are still be accepted here



 

2016/06 8:37 AM
VOTE FOR BOB!

Yet another friendly reminder!  Now is the time to vote for our Bob Kingsley to enter the National Radio Hall of Fame. The voting will continue through Friday, June 30 and Kingsley is noominated in the Music Format On-Air Personality category with the #CountMeInBob Facebook and Twitter campaign.

It's easy! Just text the word "Bob" on your cell phone to the number 36500 and hit send.  That's it!

Make it happen.

 

2016/06 8:34 AM
Rucker Signs With Maverick Management

Darius Rucker has signed with international music management company Maverick Management.  Rucker will be managed by the Nashville office led by Clarence Spalding.

Chris Parr with manage Rucker's career with day-to-day duties overseen by  

McGhee Entertainment previously handled these duties but the two parted ways in February when the contract expired.

2016/06 8:19 AM
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announce 2016 Nominees

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 nominees in the Songwriter and Songwriter/Artist categories.  Two new members will be selected from the Songwriter category, one new member will be elected from the songwriter/Artist category and a new member will be selected in a Veteran category.

A selection committee will select the Veteran inductee in a separate in-house ballot vote and only one winner will be announced.

Nominees in Songwriter Category:
Aaron Barker
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Frank Dycus
Alex Harvey
Jim McBride
Gary Nicholson
Jim Rushing
Russell Smith

Nominees in the Songwriter/Artists Category:
Arthur Alexander
Amy Grant
Town​​es Van Zandt
Tony Joe White

The four selected inductees will be announced in July.

2016/06 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio Spring Radio Ratings For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 6/22/16 PHASE 2 SP 16










Colorado Springs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.0 6.0 6.3 7.1
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.2 5.2 5.4
KKMG-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 5.8 4.4 5.2
KVOR-AM News Talk Information 4.3 4.8 4.8 4.8
KKPK-FM Adult Hits 4.5 5.8 3.4 4.1
KKFM-FM Classic Rock 4.3 4.6 5.2 3.9
KATC-FM Country 5.0 4.2 3.8 3.7
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 5.8 5.0 3.7
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 5.0 2.8 2.9 3.3
KVUU-F2+ Contemporary Christian 2.1 1.8 1.9 2.2
KGFT-FM Religious * 1.0 1.0 0.7
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 0.5 * * 0.7
KCSF-AM All Sports 0.7 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Madison
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WMGN-FM Adult Contemporary 7.6 6.2 6.4 7.2
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.7 7.0 6.8 6.6
WWQM-FM Country 4.7 6.0 6.8 6.4
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 4.8 3.5 4.1 5.5
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 6.5 6.4 5.8 5.1
WJQM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 3.1 4.1 4.4
WJJO-FM Active Rock 4.1 3.3 3.9 3.6
WMAD-FM Country 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.0
WTSO-AM All Sports 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9
WXXM-FM Talk/Personality 1.7 2.9 2.1 1.9
WHIT-AM Classic Country 0.7 * 0.6 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Mobile
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WBLX-FM Urban Contemporary 13.1 10.5 12.1 12.1
WDLT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 12.8 10.7 11.2 11.8
WKSJ-FM Country 6.5 8.1 8.4 7.7
WABD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 6.4 6.0 6.5
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 5.9 5.0 5.7 6.5
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 5.3 5.1 4.8
WGOK-AM Gospel 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.2
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 0.9 1.8 1.8 1.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Toledo
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16 PHASE 2 SP 16
WKKO-FM Country 8.3 9.5 9.2 8.7
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 8.2 7.7 7.7
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.5 6.3 6.8 7.4
WRQN-FM Classic Hits 4.9 6.8 6.2 6.9
WXKR-FM Classic Rock 4.4 3.6 3.8 5.4
WIOT-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.7 5.2 5.5 4.8
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 4.1 4.3 5.0 4.6
WWWM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5
WCKY-FM Country 1.8 1.0 1.4 1.5
WLQR-FM All Sports 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0
WCWA-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.8
WMIM-FM Country 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2016/06 11:27 AM
Brett Eldridge Hits Wrigley Field

Brett Eldredge debuted the music video for his latest single "Wanna Be That Song" at Wrigley Field in Chicago last night (6/21) during the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals matchup. The baseball theme video was filed at Wrigley.

"I chose Wrigley Field because I grew up going to games there, and I've been a diehard Cubs fan from the day I was born," said Eldredge. "I've got childhood pictures from when I was still in diapers in a Cubs uniform. I love Wrigley Field, it's such a magical place." 

Eldredge threw out the first pitch and led the crowd in "Take Me Out to The Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. Eldredge grew up in Paris, Illinois, less than 200 miles south of chicago.  

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