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Archive Articles


08/17/2017 2:51 PM
WCKN/Charleston, SC PD/Afternoon Host Andy Webb Exits

It has been confirmed that APEX Media Country WCKN/Charleston, SC PD/afternoon host Andy Webb has departed the company for a soon-to-be-announced opportunity. WEBB was upped to PD last November. "I really have learned a lot and met so many fantastic folks along the way these past  years," shared Webb via Facebook. Webb will be relocating to his hometown of Meridian, MS.

APEX/Charleston, SC OM Stephen Crumbley said. that the search is on for Webb's replacement. Crumbley and morning co-host TJ Phillips will handle programming responsibilities in the interim, and afternoon hosting duties will rotate among the staff to keep the station live and local.

If you are interested in the position should email resume and airchecks to Crumbley here.

07/26/2017 1:24 PM
Kelsea Ballerini Was With Fallon Last Night

Kelsea Ballerini appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night (7/25).  Ballerini completed the "Internet Pop Quiz" which got her talking about her favorite emojis, shows she binge watches and random photos on her phone. Watch it here.

She also participated in a game of "Charades" with guests Matt Bomer and Jessica Biel.  See that clip here.

Ballerini also performed her current single, "Legends," from her upcoming sophomore album, "Unapologetically," out on Friday, November 3.  Watch that performance here.
 

07/25/2017 12:55 PM
Molaee New Director/Digital Programming and Operations For iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia has promoted New York cluster Director/Digital Programming and Operations Tony Molaee to VP/Digital Programming and OPerations for iHeartRadio.  He will continue to serve as digital lead for the New York stations while adding the duties for the national effort.

Molaee has been working for iHeartMedia since 2007 when he became Sr. Digital Producer for then-Clear Channel's Philadelphia cluster.  He moved to the New York cluster as Digital Operations Director at the end of 2013 while adding work as Digital Creative Director for sister Premiere Networks' "Most Requested Live" show.  was promoted to Director/Digital Programming and Operations for the New York stations in April 2015.

07/12/2017 1:27 PM
Jason Aldean Adds Luke Combs To The Lineup of "Concert For The Kids"

Jason Aldean has added Luke Combs (left) to the lineup for his second annual "Concert For The Kids." The concert will be held on Friday, August 11 at the Macon Coliseum in Aldean's hometown of Macon, GA.

Aldean has also put WDEN/Macon in charge of finding local talent to open the show.  Tickets are available on website.  All proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital at Navicent Health in Macon, GA.

06/23/2017 4:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 6 234 17 AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17

ALBUQUERQUE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KBQI-FM Country 4.2 3.5 4.2 4.9
KRST-FM Country 3.7 2.8 3.1 4.8
KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.5
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 4.3 5.1 4.1 4.3
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 3.3 3.9 3.8
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.7 3.1 3.4
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.3
KBQI-F2+ Classic Country 2.4 2.2 2.5 3.2
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 3.3 3.8 3.8 3.2
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.2 3.0 3.0 3.2
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 3.1 3.1 3.3 2.4
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.9
KTEG-FM Alternative 1.7 1.2 1.7 1.9
KOLZ-FM Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.7
KABQ-FM 80's Hits 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.6
KBZU-FM Country 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.6
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.9 1.3 1.2 1.5
KZRR-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.3
KNML-AM All Sports 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 * 0.7 0.6
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.1 10.5 10.4 11.6
WODE-FM Classic Rock 11.6 8.6 10.1 9.6
WCTO-FM Country 10.5 9.7 8.4 9.4
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.7 6.7 6.9 7.3
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 6.6 6.0 5.9
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 4.2 5.1 4.1 4.4
WWYY-FM Alternative 1.3 1.4 0.8 0.8
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.9 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
EL PASO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 9.9 9.6 8.2 8.9
KINT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.1 6.7 6.9 7.1
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.9 7.4 7.5 7.1
KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 8.2 6.8 6.8 6.3
KHEY-FM Country 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.3 5.2 5.4
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.6 4.1 4.2 4.7
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.9 3.4 3.6 3.2
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 3.7 3.6 2.7
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.6
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.0
KSVE-AM Spanish Sports * * * 0.5
KHRO-AM Oldies 0.9 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
FRESNO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.1 6.5 6.7
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.8
KSKS-FM Country 3.9 4.7 5.0 5.3
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 3.6 5.3 5.3 4.9
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 6.1 5.3 4.8
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 2.8 5.9 4.7 4.2
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.9 4.1 3.5
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.3
KHGE-FM Country 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.3
KMGV-FM Oldies 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.1
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.6
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 3.5 2.5 2.3 2.5
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 4.1 2.1 2.9 2.4
K KBZ-FM Active Rock 2.4 2.0 1.7 2.1
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 2.6 2.3 1.8
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.7
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.5
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.7 * * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
HONOLULU
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.3 12.0 12.8 12.3
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 5.2 5.8 6.0
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.1 4.8 5.7
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.6 4.9 5.3
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.7
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 5.2 5.4 4.6
KUBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.0 3.0 3.3
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 3.2 2.2 2.2 2.1
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.0 2.1 2.4 2.1
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.7 0.6 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WQUT-FM Classic Rock 10.1 9.3 8.5 9.6
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.3
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6
WKOS-FM Country 0.9 0.8 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
KNOXVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WIVK-FM Country 12.2 9.7 9.9 10.6
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 4.8 6.2 5.3 4.7
WNML-FM All Sports 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.2
WMYL-FM Country 1.3 1.7 1.7 1.6
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 * 0.5 0.5
WYSH-AM Classic Country * * 0.6 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 8.1 5.6 6.7 7.1
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 7.4 6.1 5.1 5.1
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.2
WBSX-FM Active Rock 5.7 3.9 4.4 4.1
WFUZ-FM Alternative 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1
WSJR-FM Country 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.2
WEJL-AM All Sports * 0.5 0.5 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

06/20/2017 3:11 PM
McCade Promoted to MD at WKHX/Atlanta

Dallas McCade has been promoted to MD at WKHX, Kicks 101.5/Atlanta.  McCade is currently co-host of Kicks 101.5's morning show "Cadillac Jack and Dallas Mornings," and will be leaving to concentrate on MD duties.

Cadillac Jack told listeners that the morning show will be changing and he will be gone off the air until Thursday morning when the station reveals the new morning show line-up.

VP/MM Sean Shannon said, "Radio is really at its best when we find places for our most talented people to pursue their passion and purpose. Dallas was made for Country music and her understanding of the artists, the music and the unique connection this format makes with its listeners made this move a no-brainer."

PD Scott Lindy said, " knows country music like few I have ever met. Her knowledge, her relationships, and her love for the format are just the fuel we need to launch Kicks into another orbit."

McCade said, This is a huge honor for me to be able to apply my passion for Country music in a capacity that helps Kicks 101.5 serve the Country audience in Atlanta and all of North Georgia. I will dearly miss Cadillac Jack and the fun we have had for many years in the morning. A position like this doesn't come along every day and it was an opportunity I could not turn down."



 

05/16/2017 10:07 AM
Congrats To WWQM/Madison

Pictured: Jackson Jones (l) and Andi Brooks (r) with a mother and patient from American Family Children's Hospital





AllAboutCountry sends congratulations to Mid-West Family Broadcasting Country WWQM/Q106/Madison, WI, whose three-day radiothon raised $690,684 for the American Family Children's Hospital at the University Of Wisconsin-Madison. The event concluded this past Friday, May 12th.

 
Morning show teamers Jackson Jones and Andi Brooks, along with WWQM PD Fletcher Keyes, were on the air for 39 hours total. A portion of the total raised includes proceeds from WWQM's two "Today's Q106 Storytellers Jam" events.

05/04/2017 12:39 PM
iHeartMedia Q1 Consolidated Revenues Off 2.4%-Debt Service Service Payments Continue to Incur Net Losses

Bob Pittman
iHeartMedia has reported financial results for the first quarter ended Friday, March 31st, 2017. The company also addressed debt service payments that "continue to incur net losses."

"For the year ended Friday, December 31st, 2016," iHeart explains, "we adopted a new accounting standard that requires us to evaluate on a quarterly basis whether there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of 12 months following the date our financial statements are issued. A substantial amount of our cash requirements are for debt service obligations.

 Our current operating plan indicates we will continue to incur net losses and generate negative cash flows from operating activities given iHeartCommunications’ indebtedness and related interest expense. 

"Although we have generated operating income, we incurred net losses and had negative cash flows from operations for the years ended December 31st, 2016 and 2015, as well as for the quarter ended March 31st, 2017. Our current operating plan indicates we will continue to incur net losses and generate negative cash flows from operating activities given iHeartCommunications’ indebtedness and related interest expense.

"During the quarter ended March 31st, 2017, we spent $570.4 million of cash on payments of principal and interest on our debt, net of facility draws and proceeds received, and anticipate having approximately $1.7 billion of cash interest payment obligations for the full year 2017. At March 31st, 2017, we had debt maturities totaling $316.5 million, $324.2 million and $8,369.0 million in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. Our debt maturities at March 31st, 2017 include $305.0 million outstanding under our receivables based credit facility, which matures on December 24th, 2017, and $112.1 million of 10% Senior Notes due January15th, 2018. Based on the significance of the forecasted future negative cash flows, including the maturities of the $305.0 million receivables based credit facility and the $112.1 million 10% Senior Notes due January 15th, 2018, and the uncertainty of the outcomes of the notes exchange offers and term loan offers, management has determined that there is substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of 12 months following May 4th, 2017 as a result of uncertainty around our ability to refinance or extend the maturity of our receivables based credit facility, to achieve our forecasted results and to achieve sufficient cash interest savings from the pending notes exchange offers and term loan offers."

Q1 Highlights

Consolidated revenue decreased $32.5 million, or 2.4%, during the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016. 

Consolidated direct operating and SG&A expenses increased $29.6 million, or 3.0%, during the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016.

Consolidated operating income decreased $306.7 million, or 72.9%, during the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to the net gain of $278.3 million on the sale of non-strategic Americas Outdoor markets in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the net gain of $28.6 million on the sale of Americas Outdoor Indianapolis market in the first quarter of 2017.

The Company's OIBDAN (Operating Income Before Depreciation And Amortization) decreased 21.3% to $232.1 million during the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016.

“We are a true multi-platform, 21st-century media company, leveraging our leading broadcast radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events and data businesses to continue to innovate for the benefit of our marketing partners,” said Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman. “This quarter the iHeartMedia segment improved its innovative programmatic solution by introducing SmartAudio -- a digital data product for advertisers that combines the massive scale of broadcast radio with the power of digital data and more informed audience targeting. At Outdoor, we continue to enhance our data analytics capabilities and automated ad-buying while staying focused on building out our digital networks.”

COO/CFO Rich Bressler added, “Our consolidated revenues, operating income and OIBDAN declined in the first quarter. Adjusting for sales and foreign exchange, however, our revenues increased. At the iHeartMedia segment, this quarter marked the sixteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year increases in revenue. We remain focused on balancing financial discipline with investments to grow our businesses while continuing to work on our capital structure.”

Other Financial Highlights

Consolidated revenue decreased $32.5 million (2.4%). Consolidated revenue increased 1.6%, after adjusting for a $12.8 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the $40.6 million impact of the outdoor markets and businesses sold.

iHM revenues increased $18.3 million, or 2.5%. Revenues increased $27.3 million, or 3.8%, excluding political revenue.

Americas Ourdoor revenues decreased $3.1 million, or 1.1%. Revenues increased $0.7 million, or 0.2%, after adjusting for a $1.4 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $5.2 million impact from the sale of non-strategic markets.

International outdoor revenues decreased $41.2 million, or 13.4%. Revenues increased $8.3 million, or 3.1%, after adjusting for a $14.2 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $35.4 million impact from the sale of businesses in Australia and Turkey.

Operating income decreased $306.7 million, or 72.9%, primarily due to the net gain of $278.3 million on the sale of non-strategic Americas Outdoor markets in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the net gain of $28.6 million on the sale of our Americas outdoor Indianapolis market in the first quarter of 2017.

OIBDAN decreased 21.3% and decreased 19.0%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the impact of the outdoor markets and businesses sold.

05/02/2017 12:10 PM
Lindsey Signs with Resonant Music Publishing and BMG

Hillary Lindsey has signed a worldwide publishing deal with a partnership between Rezonant Music Publishing and BMG.

She just received her fifth nomination at the 2017 Grammys for Keith Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color," Lindsey was recently nominated fro Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at the ACM Awards.  She also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song ("Coming Home") and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song ("there's A Place For Us").  Lady Gaga's most recently album, "Joanne," featured several songs written by Lindsey, including "Million Reasons," which she performed in a duet with Gaga on "Saturday Night Live." Gaga also sang the ong during Super Bowl halftime show.

She has written for Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lady A, Michelle Branch, Shakira, Bon Jovi and others.

Lindsey said, "I couldn't be more excited about moving forward with BMG and am thrilled to welcome Tim (Wipperman) and the Rezonant team to the family!"

 

05/01/2017 10:32 AM
Lonestar Teams With Tractor Supply Company

Lonestar has teamed up with Tractor Supply Company.  They will be doing acoustic performances at some of the stores across the country.

"We believe Lonestar's music connects well with our customers, and through our partnership we have the opportunity to bring those songs to life in a way that will be exciting for them," says TSC SVP/Marketing Christi Korzekwa.  "This is a group that not only shops in our stores and understands our brand, but also shares the same values that we do as a company."

Cities for "Life As we Know It 2017 Tour" are coming.  More information here.

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