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Archive Articles


06/24/2016 2:50 PM
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.

06/24/2016 10:03 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.

06/24/2016 10:46 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.

06/20/2016 5:28 PM
CMA Foundation and Artists Go To Capitol Hill

Country Music Association (CMA) CEO Sarah Trahern, CMA Foundation Chairman and CMA Board Member Joe Galante and CMA Board Member Jennie Smythe as well as Country artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham will be heading to Washington DC for the National Association for Music Educatoin (NAFME)'s annual "Hill Day" for music educaiton on Thursday, June 23.

The Country representatives will be on Capitol Hill advocating for the critical need for complete, high-quality music programs for all students.

"NAFME appreciates CMA Foundation Board members and artists bringing their voices and stories to the table as we urge legislators to fully fund provisions that benefit music education programs," said NAFME Deputy Exec. Dir. Christopher Woodside. "Action does not end with ESSA's passage -- ensuring proper implementation takes place matters to the efficacy of ESSA. And we thank CMA Foundation  Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham for joining NAFME members in advocating for music education."

06/16/2016 4:08 PM
WNEX-FM/Macon Flips To Americana

WNEX-FM/Macon, GA was recently sold and is flipping from Oldies to Americana.  New owners Brad Evans, Wes Griffin and Rob Evans' Creek Media have announced that the station will be known as "The Creek 100.9 FM."

The new owners are also buying New-Talk WNEX-AM and News-Talk WPGA-A for $790,000 from the court appointed receiver for Register Communications.  They will take over the station on July 8 and will program the station locally along with Rob Evans' Star Motel Records and Brad Evans' 11th  Hour alternative biweekly newspaper.

There will also be new studios planned for the second floor of 533 Cherry Street in Macon, adjuacent to the restaurants owed by Wes Griffin's Moonhanger Group.

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“Celebrating Macon's heritage, promoting a sense of pride for community and enhancing its cultural offerings have and continue to be my primary goals as a downtown business owner,” said Griffith. “The Creek, which is named for the mound-builders that first settled our area, will celebrate our heritage and all things Americana. We believe it will be an agent for artistic development in our community and fill a need to share local, regional and national artists who otherwise have no platform to be heard on a stage of this size.”



“We want to bring back real community radio to Macon,” said Brad Evans. “This won’t be canned content. Our goal is to broadcast the best of Central Georgia to the world with authentic live music, lifestyle programming and compelling stories from our area. This will be curated by local deejays with a deep knowledge of music and passion for sharing it..... We are in the process of developing over 15 different live shows, including a morning and afternoon drive. From ‘Honky Tonk Hell with Aaron Irons’ to a segment all about the bar and restaurant industry with Chelsea Hughes called ‘Served,’ we’re having a lot of fun celebrating our regional flavor and personalities as community radio. The Creek 100.9 FM will live and breathe our region.”



“This extension fulfills my desires to develop artistic talent and get new music out there to the public,” said Rob Evans. “Creek Media creates more synergy to capitalize talent. We now have the place to record and perform live but also the media presence to put the record on the air, as well as the 11th Hour and online. This creates opportunity for artists to not only come to Macon but to stay here.”

 

06/14/2016 3:13 PM
Winchester Promoted at WRTB/Rockford, IL

Travis Winchester, evening personality of WRTB/Rockford, IL,  has been promoted to MD after Justin Brown announced his departure to WJVL/Janesville, WI.  

Winchester has been with the comapny for more than sevent year.  He took over nights six months ago.

Currently the search is on for WJVL's next PD/airpersonality.  If you have strong on-air skils and promotions and production expeirence, send your materials to Mark Van Allen here. Van Allen will oversee the programming in the interim.

06/06/2016 8:58 AM
Chris Young Entertains On 'Miss USA'

RCA NASHVILLE artist Chris Young performed his #1 hit single, "I'm Comin' Over," at the 2016 MISS USA Competition last Night (6/5).

The competition aired live from the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and also featured a performance from the Backstreet Boys.

05/31/2016 5:11 PM
Bobby Bones Pens a Best Seller ***Today's Nielsen Audio Ratings Below This story***

Bobby Bones memoir, "Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book" was the best selling non-fiction book of the week, landing at #1 on multiple lists including New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.  Recently called "the biggest thing in country radio" by New York Times, the overwhelming response to the book "adds another layer to his complicated persona" (the Washington Post) and captures Boones' unique perspective on life growing up in Mountain Pine, AR with a young, addicted mom that ultimately lead to his love for country music.  He was abandoned by his father at the age of five and saw radio as his way out.

"Bobby’s fans have been truly amazing in their support for his book, it’s been so terrific to see all of the fan engagement - from his events to social media, they have been awe-inspiring,” said Lynn Grady, SVP and Publisher of Dey Street Books.  “What’s also resonating with readers is the fact that the inspiring message behind Bare Bones is for anyone who simply wants more out of life—dream big, work hard, and never forget where you came from.  We’re so proud to be Bobby’s publishing partner and we look forward to getting his book into the hands of an even wider audience.”
 

05/24/2016 4:57 PM
Nielsen Audio Ratings For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 5/24/16 PHASE 1 SP 16










Columbia, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WWDM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.2 8.7 10.7 10.1
WNOK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.4 5.6 6.4 6.5
WCOS-FM Country 6.1 6.9 5.5 5.0
WHXT-FM Urban Contemporary 6.0 7.5 6.3 5.0
WTCB-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 5.4 4.0 5.0
WLXC-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.9 5.7 4.0 4.7
WLTY-FM Variety 4.1 3.8 4.5 4.2
WMFX-FM Mainstream Rock 3.8 5.0 3.3 3.3
WVOC-AM News Talk Information 3.8 4.7 3.1 3.3
WNKT-FM All Sports 1.9 3.3 3.4 2.9
WARQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.1
WOMG-FM Country 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
 
       
 
Des Moines
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WHO-AM News Talk Information 7.5 9.3 8.0 7.9
KDRB-FM Variety 5.8 7.2 6.3 6.6
KKDM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 8.1 6.9 6.6
KHKI-FM New Country 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.9
KJJY-FM Country 5.4 3.6 4.9 4.2
KGGO-FM Classic Rock 5.0 3.8 4.3 3.6
KXNO-AM All Sports 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.7
KWQW-FM Rhythmic Oldies 2.0 2.0 2.9 2.6
KDXA-FM Alternative 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.3
KCYZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.8 * 0.9 1.2
KBGG-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Des Moines
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WHO-AM News Talk Information 7.5 9.3 8.0 7.9
KDRB-FM Variety 5.8 7.2 6.3 6.6
KKDM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 8.1 6.9 6.6
KHKI-FM New Country 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.9
KJJY-FM Country 5.4 3.6 4.9 4.2
KGGO-FM Classic Rock 5.0 3.8 4.3 3.6
KXNO-AM All Sports 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.7
KWQW-FM Rhythmic Oldies 2.0 2.0 2.9 2.6
KDXA-FM Alternative 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.3
KCYZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.8 * 0.9 1.2
KBGG-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
   
 
Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WIKS-FM Urban Contemporary 12.0 12.7 11.2 10.6
WRNS-FM Country 10.4 9.0 8.1 10.3
WERO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 8.1 9.2 8.2
WNCT-FM Classic Hits 5.7 6.2 4.9 4.5
WMGV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.0 3.9 4.1 4.0
WSFL-FM Classic Rock 4.9 4.0 4.4 3.7
WXNR-FM Active Rock 2.1 2.0 2.0 3.0
WXQR-FM Active Rock 0.9 1.9 1.8 2.4
WNCT-AM Rhythmic Oldies 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.9
WQSL-FM Country 1.3 2.2 2.0 1.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Little Rock
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KIPR-FM Urban Contemporary 6.6 9.1 7.9 8.1
KLAL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 5.8 8.5 7.8
KOKY-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.2 8.5 7.6 7.8
KMJX-FM Country 6.4 5.2 7.2 6.6
KSSN-FM Country 9.1 7.2 6.1 6.4
KDJE-FM Active Rock 4.5 3.6 5.1 5.3
KURB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 5.3 4.9 4.9
KHKN-FM Classic Hits 3.3 4.5 3.7 4.0
KARN-FM News Talk Information 3.0 3.1 4.5 3.8
KPZK-FM Contemporary Inspirational 2.8 2.7 3.3 2.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 9.2 8.7 7.5 8.0
KLOK-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 9.5 4.9 4.3
KPRC-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.5 4.7 4.3 3.7
KSES-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.5 1.7 2.0 3.1
KTOM-FM Country 3.4 3.6 2.9 2.6
KMBX-AM Spanish Religious 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.4
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.5 1.9 2.6 2.0
KBOQ-FM Classic Hits 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.4
KION-AM News Talk Information 1.0 0.9 1.3 1.3
KMZT-FM Classical 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.4
KNRY-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.7 0.5 * 0.4
KYZZ-FM Country 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Spokane
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KQNT-AM News Talk Information 4.0 5.0 6.3 6.8
KZZU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.0 6.3 6.8
KKZX-FM Classic Rock 9.1 6.2 6.3 5.5
KXLY-FM Country 5.5 6.0 4.8 5.0
KHTQ-FM Active Rock 5.0 4.1 3.9 4.1
KISC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.0 3.3 4.1
KEZE-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.2 4.1 3.6
KCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 3.1 2.9 2.9
KXLY-AM News Talk Information 3.4 4.4 2.8 2.7
KIIX-FM Country 2.6 2.6 1.7 1.8
KXLX-AM All Sports 1.5 2.2 1.5 1.6
KZFS-AM Contemporary Christian * * 0.9 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Spokane
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KQNT-AM News Talk Information 4.0 5.0 6.3 6.8
KZZU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.0 6.3 6.8
KKZX-FM Classic Rock 9.1 6.2 6.3 5.5
KXLY-FM Country 5.5 6.0 4.8 5.0
KHTQ-FM Active Rock 5.0 4.1 3.9 4.1
KISC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.0 3.3 4.1
KEZE-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.2 4.1 3.6
KCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 3.1 2.9 2.9
KXLY-AM News Talk Information 3.4 4.4 2.8 2.7
KIIX-FM Country 2.6 2.6 1.7 1.8
KXLX-AM All Sports 1.5 2.2 1.5 1.6
KZFS-AM Contemporary Christian * * 0.9 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
           
 

 
Springfield, MA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/24/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/24/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WMAS-FM Adult Contemporary 8.7 8.6 9.3 9.2
WHYN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.4 5.8 6.5
WHYN-AM News Talk Information 3.7 4.8 5.3 5.2
WRNX-FM Country 3.7 4.3 4.7 4.7
WUCS-FM All Sports 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

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05/24/2016 2:53 PM
Lady Antebellum To Host ACM Honors

Ten-time ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum is taking over the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to host the 10th Annual ACM Honors on August 30th. The intimate ceremony, which celebrates the ACM Special Award, Studio Recording Award and other off-camera category winners from the 51st ACM Awards, will feature performances and appearances from some of country’s most respected artists and musicians.

And this year, for the first time ever, ACM Honors will be taped live to air as a primetime special later this fall on CBS.

Ticket on-sale info, performers and airdate for the primetime special will be available in the coming weeks. Continue to check www.acmcountry.com for all the details!

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