industry members
Korneliusz Pacuda
presenter   Polish Radio
Michael Chase
Music Director   Star 94 Radio
chris jaeger
VP Marketing   cameron broadcasting, inc.
Jay Friedstein
owner   Plus One Entertainment
Jen Stricker
Chief of Chatter & Lyrical Matter   Maxwell's House of Music
Megan Youngblood
  Independent




2017/06 12:57 PM
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COLUMBIA, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/27/17
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WWDM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 13.0 11.3 13.0 11.9
WHXT-FM Urban Contemporary 6.0 5.5 5.6 7.1
WNOK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.5 6.2 6.8
WCOS-FM Country 5.6 5.8 4.3 4.8
WLXC-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.8 4.9 4.5
WMFX-FM Classic Rock 3.4 4.1 3.9 4.4
WTCB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 4.3 4.3 3.6
WLTY-FM Variety 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.2
WOMG-FM Classic Hits 2.8 2.5 2.7 3.2
WVOC-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.2
WNKT-FM All Sports 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.9
WARQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
DES MOINES
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KDRB-FM Variety 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.9
KHKI-FM New Country 5.4 5.9 6.2 6.8
KKDM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 7.7 7.0 6.8
WHO-AM News Talk Information 8.6 7.6 7.0 5.7
KGGO-FM Classic Rock 4.7 4.4 3.7 4.5
KJJY-FM Country 4.1 5.5 5.0 4.4
KDXA-FM Alternative 1.7 2.1 3.0 2.5
KXNO-AM All Sports 2.1 1.7 1.9 2.0
KWQW-FM Rhythmic Oldies 2.1 2.4 1.8 1.3
KCYZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.6 0.6 * 0.5
KBGG-AM News Talk Information * 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WIKS-FM Urban Contemporary 12.6 11.6 13.2 13.2
WRNS-FM Country 8.9 7.8 7.3 6.8
WNCT-FM Classic Hits 3.9 5.0 5.1 5.8
WERO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 5.5 5.1 5.5
WSFL-FM Classic Rock 3.9 5.8 5.3 5.2
WMGV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 3.1 3.6 3.6
WQSL-FM Country 2.4 1.9 2.6 2.5
WXNR-FM Active Rock 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5
WXQR-FM Active Rock 2.0 1.4 2.0 2.1
WNCT-AM Rhythmic Oldies 1.4 2.0 2.0 1.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
LITTLE ROCK
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KLAL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 8.1 8.5 9.2
KIPR-FM Urban Contemporary 8.0 7.5 8.0 8.2
KOKY-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.1 6.6 5.8 6.7
KSSN-FM Country 6.7 5.3 6.7 6.7
KMJX-FM Country 6.0 5.3 5.5 5.8
KARN-FM News Talk Information 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.5
KHKN-FM Classic Hits 3.4 3.0 3.6 3.9
KURB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.6 5.0 4.9 3.9
KDJE-FM Active Rock 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.7
KPZK-FM Contemporary Inspirational 2.2 2.9 2.5 2.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
MONTEREY-SALINAS-SANTA CRUZ
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.3 7.9 8.4 8.7
KLOK-FM Mexican Regional 6.5 6.7 6.4 6.5
KPRC-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.9 4.7 4.9 4.1
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.5
KTOM-FM Country 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.8
KSES-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 3.0 3.0 2.3
KION-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.2 0.7 0.8
KMBX-AM Spanish Religious 2.0 0.5 0.6 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
SPOKANE
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ons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/27/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/27/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KKZX-FM Classic Rock 6.3 8.2 7.3 6.6
KISC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 3.9 5.0 5.9
KQNT-AM News Talk Information 5.3 6.6 6.7 5.9
KZZU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.2 5.0 5.5 5.3
KXLY-FM Country 3.7 4.8 4.4 5.0
KHTQ-FM Active Rock 4.8 5.9 6.0 4.7
KCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8
KEZE-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.3 3.7 3.8
KXLY-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.5 2.1 1.9
KIIX-FM Country 1.0 2.0 1.4 1.4
KXLX-AM All Sports 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.0
KVNI-AM Classic Hits 0.5 * * *
KZFS-AM Contemporary Christian 0.7 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
SPRINGFIELD, MA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/27/17
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WMAS-FM Adult Contemporary 9.9 7.3 7.5 7.7
WHYN-AM News Talk Information 3.9 3.3 4.1 4.9
WHYN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9
WRNX-FM Country 5.0 5.2 4.4 4.8
WUCS-FM All Sports 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           


2017/06 9:06 AM
Rascal Flatts-The Wedding Crashers

Rascal Flatts surprised a lucky bride and groom on Saturday night (6/24)
when they crashed their wedding in Oshkosh, WI.  The trio performed their hit, "God Bless The Broken Road," while the newlyweds Brandon and danced their first dance.

The group made the stop because a family friend sent an email to their fanclub.

"Wedding crashing...coming to a city near you!" the band tweeted.  "Sending a lifetime of love nad happiness to Brandon and Sara. "

Watch the crash here.

2017/06 8:58 AM
ACM Announces ACM Award Winners In Industry Categories

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced winners of the ACM Awards in the industry categories today (6/27).  These winners will be honored alongside winners of the ACM Special Awards and Studio Recording Awards during the "11th Annual ACM Honors" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashivlle on Wednesday, August 23.

Industry Award winners include:

CASINO OF THE YEAR -- SMALL CAPACITY: FOXWOODS RESORT AND CASINO -- MASHANTUCKET, CT

CASINO OF THE YEAR -- MEDIUM CAPACITY: THE JOINT AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO -- LAS VEGAS, NV

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: JOE'S LIVE -- ROSEMONT, IL

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- SMALL CAPACITY: RYMAN AUDITORIUM -- NASHVILLE, TN

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- MEDIUM CAPACITY: RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE -- MORRISON, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- LARGE CAPACITY: BRIDGESTONE ARENA -- NASHVILLE, TN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: LENORE KINDER -- AEG LIVE

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: ED WARM -- JOE'S LIVE

2017/06 8:58 AM
Condolences To Larry Pareigis

Our sympathies go out to Nine North/Turnpike Records President Larry Pareigis who lost a lifelong family friend, Mary Elizabeth Faircloth.  She was 93.

Pareigis explains that Mary Elizabeth or "MEF," as he called her, came into his life when he was  five and moved to Savannah, GA.  His parents and "MEF" all worked together at Memorial Hospital.  She became like a second mom to Pareigis.  She taught him his love of language, and warmth and kindness and intelligence and truth.

Services are Saturday, July 1 at Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401.  Send Larry condolences here.

2017/06 8:43 AM
Little Big Town Most Added

Congrats to for earning 29 Mediabase adds with their newest release "When Someone Stops Loving You," making it the most-added single at country radio this week.

Great work by UMG Nashville SVP/Promo Royce Risser, Capitol Nashivlle VP/Promo Bobby Young; UMG Nashville VP/Promotion David Friedman, National Director/Radio Syndication Donna Hughes, Directo/Promo and Radio Marketing Chris Schuler; Capitol Nashville Sr. Director/West Coast Promo Paige Elliott, Director/Midwest Promoo Brent Jones, Director Southwest Promo Mara Sidweber, Director/Northeast Promo Annie Sandor, Manager/Southeast Promo Ashley Laws and Promo Coordinator Sarah Beth Watson.

2017/06 8:43 AM
Westergren Steps Down As Pandora CEO

As was reported yesterday, there were rumors that Tim Westergren was going to step down as CEO from Pandora's board.

Today it has been confirmed.  CFO Naveen Chopra will serve as interim CEO and former MySpace co-president MTV Networks Chief Digital Officer and Sling Media President Jason Hirschhorn, currently ReDee Group CEO, has been tapped to join the company's board.

Westergren said, "I am incredibly proud of the company we have built. We invented a whole new way of enjoying and discovering music and in doing so, forever changed the listening experience for millions. I came back to the CEO role last year to drive transformation across the business. We accomplished far more than we anticipated. We rebuilt Pandora's relationships with the music industry; launched a fantastic Premium on-demand service, and brought a host of tech innovations to our advertising business. With these in place, plus a strengthened balance sheet, I believe Pandora is perfectly poised for its next chapter.”
 

2017/06 8:22 AM
WKKW/Morgantown, WV Relaunches

WKKW/Morgantown, WV reluanched today (6/27) and now has a new logo, jingles, voice imaging and  a slogan change.  WKKW has dropped "Good times and great country," replacing it with "#1 for Country."

The on-air lineup has been tweaked with Steve Rogers taking over nights for Company VP/Programming Jon Thomas.  Jeff and Sarah remain in mornings while Tracy Stevens stays on middays. , who joined WKKW earlier this month is handling afternoons.  Listen here.

2017/06 8:19 AM
Nielsen Ranks Top Radio Formats of 2016

Nielsen Audio's top radio formats of 2016 were ranked by share of total listing are:

Country-13.6
NewsTalk-11.1
Top 40 7.9
AC 7.8 
Classic Rock 6.0

Get the full list here.

 

2017/06 8:14 AM
The MIW Group and Nielsen Launch Mentoring Program

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Gro up Executive committee and Nielsen Music havve launched the MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program, a collaborative effort to open doors for women in terested in management positions in music broadcast programming across the country.

The group's MIW Gender Analysis Report tracked a slight increase in women GMs and Sales Managers, bu the percentage of women in programming has remained flat for the past 10 years, creating concern and prompting action from the group.

"Improving the number of women in programming has been on our radar for several years,” Presslaff Interactive Revenue Founder/Pres. and MIW Group executive committee member Ruth Preslaff said. “With the generous support of Nielsen Music, the MIW Group is now keenly focused on the challenge of increasing the percentage of growth in this vitally important sector. We are so appreciative of Nielsen Music’s backing in this endeavor.”

The MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program matches a female programming candidate with key mentors from the both the MIW Radio Group and Nielsen Music to sharpen her programming and professional skills and further her career in music programming. The first mIW-Nielsen Music Programming mentee will receive a scholarship to attend the 2017 Radio Show, produced by RAB and NAB in Austin where she will be introduced and mentored for the next 12 months.
 

2017/06 8:00 AM
George Leaves Academy of Country Music

SVP/Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships Teresa George will leave the Academy of Country Music on June 30.  

"I've enjoyed 17 wonderful years working with the ACM and am so proud to be part of the phenomenal growth of the organization," she says.  "I feel immense gratitude for the people I've gotten to work with and the friends I've made along the way."

Prior to ACM, George spent 11 years with the CMA in various roles. Reach her here.  No word from ACM on plans for the position.

2017/06 7:56 AM
Michelle Benincasa Promoted at WDSY/Pittsburgh

CBS Radio WDSY/Pittsburgh Asst./Promotions Michelle Benincasa has been promoted to Manager of Promotion.  She takes John D'Amico's position as he leaves to become Director of Regional Promotion at Big Loud.

She has been with the station for three years and can be reached here.

2017/06 7:51 AM
WIL's Bud and Broadway Debut "Explosion Extravaganza"

Country WIL, 92.3 New Country/St. Louis morning show hosts Bud and Broadway will debut "Explosion Extravaganza"  on Thursday morning (6/29) at Brookdale Farms from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. CT in Eureka, MO.  

The Eureka Fire Dept. will join the morning team to talk about the dangers of fireworks live on-air to promo safety on the Fourth.  It will also be streamed live on Facebook.

2017/06 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations 6 26 2017 AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17






AKRON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/26/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/26/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WQMX-FM Country 5.5 7.6 7.4 6.9
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 4.5 5.2 5.1 5.0
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.3 3.9 3.4
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.5
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.8 1.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
BAKERSFIELD
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/26/17
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KUZZ-FM Country 9.1 8.8 8.3 8.9
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 7.0 8.3 7.7 7.6
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 3.1 3.5 3.0 4.2
KCWR-FM Classic Country 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.9
KRAB-FM Alternative 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.9
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.5
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.8 5.1 3.3 2.1
KCHJ-FM Spanish Oldies 1.2 2.8 2.6 1.9
KRJK-FM Country 2.0 * 0.6 0.7
KBFP-AM Comedy * * 0.6 *
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
KWAC-AM Spanish Sports 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
CHARLESTON, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/26/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/26/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.3 10.4 11.3 9.9
WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 6.9 9.1 9.2 8.6
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.1 3.9 4.1 5.5
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 4.6 4.5 5.2
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.5
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 6.5 4.7 4.6 4.2
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 3.7 5.5 4.5 4.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 5.2 3.5 3.9 3.8
WIWF-FM Country 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.5
WEZL-FM Country 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.1
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.0 3.5 3.1
WCKN-FM Country 3.0 3.5 3.2 3.0
WMXZ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.3
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.4 2.8 2.1 1.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
HARRISBURG-LEBANON-CARLISLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.6 8.2 7.7 7.7
WQXA-FM Active Rock 5.5 4.1 4.5 4.9
WHKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 3.2 3.0 3.1
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.4
WZCY-FM Country 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KXKT-FM Country 7.9 7.9 8.8 9.6
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.9 8.7 9.1 8.3
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 8.5 7.5 7.4 8.0
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.5
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.5 3.1 3.9 4.4
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.8 4.6 4.2 4.3
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 1.5 2.0 2.9
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.8
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.9
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.5 2.1 1.5 1.3
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional 0.8 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
YORK
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  6/26/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/26/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WSOX-FM Classic Hits 6.6 6.3 6.6 6.2
WARM-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 5.5 5.7 4.8
WSBA-AM News Talk Information 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.1
WONN-FM All Sports 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

2017/06 8:12 AM
US 99's Roman and Stylz Challenge Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett appeared this last weekend at WUSN/US99's  "Country Lakeshake" festival in Chicago.

Rhett was challenged to put a diaper on a baby doll to prove that he is helping wife Lauren at home with their new adopted toddler Willa Gray, and that he's ready for their new baby to arrive soon.  

Watch Rhett complete the diaper change in 23 seconds here.

 

 


2017/06 8:07 AM
Chris Lane To Crack The Mic At KKGO, Country Country 105/Los Angeles

Chris Lane will be heard 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (PT) daily during the month of July as the station continues its rotating series of guest hosts.  He will begin Monday, July 3 and continuing through Friday, July 28. He takes over for Michael Ray who hosted during June.

"We are thrilled to partner with such an amazing talent for the month of July," said KKGO Station Manager Michael Levine. "Chris is a natural entertainer and will bring a unique perspective to the midday show." 

Added Lane, “I'm pumped to be hosting middays on Go Country. It will be a new challenge for me being on this side of the mic, but I'm ready and can’t wait to have a lot of fun with it!”  

2017/06 8:01 AM
Westergren To Step Down As Pandora's CEO

Pandora's Tim Westergren is ready to step down as the company's CEO, according to Recode, which reports he will likely stay in place until a replacement is found.

Westergren, Pandora's co-founder, succeeded Brian McAndrews as the firm's CEO in March last year.  Since then Westergren has led the launch of Pandora's interactive streaming efforts, including its $9.99/mo. on -demand service Pandora Premium.

As was reported here, SiriusXM recently inviested $480M in Pandora and was given 19% stake in the company and three seats on the board, including the Chairmanship.

Pandora posted a net loss of $343M in 2016, on annual revenues of $1.39Bn.

According to the SEC, the platforms' the total active user count in the 30 days to the end of March this year was $76.7 M. That figure has gone down compared to the previuos year by 2.7M people.

2017/06 8:00 AM
SinusXM Radio Inc. Refinancing

SiriusXM subsidiary Sirius XM Radio, Inc. is offering $500 million of Senior Notes due 2022 and $1 billon of Senior Notes due 2027 to qualified institutional buyers.  The proceeds will go towards paying off its outstanding 4.25% Senior notes due 2020 and 5.75% Senior Notes due 2021 and a portion of the $1 billion it owes under its revolving credit facility.  Anything left would be kept as cash on hand.

As of March 31, SiriusXM had $500 million in principal amount of 4.25% Notes outstanding (redeemable at 101.063%) and $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Notes outstanding (redeembale on or after august 1st at 102.8%).

2017/06 7:54 AM
WSIX/Nashville Announces Performers at Guitar-B-Que Concert

WSIX/Nashville has announced that Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Devin Dawson and DJ Sinister are set to perform Wednesday, August 23 at Nashville's Ascent Amphitheater for iHeartMedia Country WSIX, The Big 98/Nashville's seventh annual Guitar-B-Que.  The live event and guitar auction will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"Guitar-B-Que is Nashville's annual excuse to meet and eat for St. Jude," said PD Gator Harrison.  "Ascend is the perfect backyard, Brett Eldredge (right) is the ultimate party host, and our Big 98 family of listeners will ensure another Only in Nashville kind of unforgettable night."

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. (CT) here

 

2017/06 7:45 AM
Florida Georgia Line In #1 Spot on Mediabase Country Singles Chart

Congrats to Florida Georgia Line for topping the Mediabase Country singles chart this week with "God, Your Mama and Me" featuring the Backstreet Boys.  The songs is FGL's 12th career #1 and is the third single from their "Dig Your Roots" album released last year.

Great work by Big Machine Label Group (BMLG)'s EVP Jimmy Harden; BMLG Records SVP/Promo Matthew Hargis, Director of Naitonal Promo Michelle Kammerer, Director Northeast /Midwest Promo Angie Coonrod, Director/West Coast Promo Stella Prado, Director/Southwest Promo Lauren Longbine, Director/Southeast Promo Elizabeth Santana and Coordinator/Promotion Leah Fischer.

2017/06 7:29 AM
Look Who's In National Radio Hall of Fame

Voting results are in for the National Radio Hall of Fame.  They report an unprecendented level of audience participation with nearly 300,000 votes cast for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

The inductees by public vote are:
Bobby Bones (left), The Bobby Bones Show; syndicationed by Premiere Networks (Music Format On-air Personality)

Bill Handel,  The Bill Handel Show; KFI-AM/Los Angeles; Handel on the Law; syndicated by Premiere Networks (Spoken Word On-Air Personality). He is the youngest ever inductee and the only representative from the Country genre.

Four of the categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals.  The inductees by this panel are:

Tom Barnard, The Tom Barnard Show, KQRS/Minneapolis (Active Local/Regional, 10+ years)
John Records Landecker, renowned disc jockey, most notably on WLS-AM and WJMK/Chicago (Longstanding Local/Regional 20+ years)
Sean Hannity, The Sean Hannity Show: syndicated by Premiere Networks (Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years)
Robin Quivers, The Howard Stern Show; SiriusXM (Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years)

The National Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee voted to induct two individuals for their contribution to the industry.  These inductees are:

Joseph M. Field
, Chairman/Founder Entercom Communications Corp.
Robert S. "Bob" Sievers, the late legendary Ft. Wayne, IN air personality who was on WOW Radio for 51 years.

Naitonal Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin said, "Each year the enthusiasm and participation from those in our industry and the voting public grows by leaps and bounds.  We’re so happy to induct this truly deserving, talented group of broadcasters this year into The National Radio Hall Of Fame.”

The black-tie optional induction ceremony takes place at the home of The National Radio Hall Of Fame – The Museum Of Broadcast Communicaitons in downtown Chicago on Nov. 2nd. Tickets are now available at www.radiohof.org.  A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum. Imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of The National Radio Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony.

2017/06 7:19 AM
John D'Amico Joins Big Loud Records

John D'Amico has joined Big Loud Records as the new Regional Promotions Director/Midwest.  He will start July 10. He will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at /blog/ or via phone at 412-862-6539.

D'Amico joins promotions collegagues Nikki Jimenez, Northeast Region; Dave Kirth, West Coast Region; and Tyler Waugh, Southeast Region-which is led by National Director of Promotions Stacy Blythe and Hunnicutt.

"John brings a unique skill set and passion that fits the Big Loud family and our artists perfectly,” Hunnicutt says. “His radio experience and passion for Country music are second to none. We are all really excited for John to get going and to continue the growth of Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline."

D’Amico shares, "When Stacy called me to talk about the opportunity I couldn't believe it! Big Loud has such an exciting group of young artists, tight-knit staff and distinguished leadership. There is something special about this label; they call themselves a family and it truly feels that way. It is a dream come true to be a part of it."

Before signing on with Big Loud Records, D'Amico spent 10 years working in the Northeast Region with CBS Raido Pittsburgh cluster.  He began his career as an intern and rose through the ranks of Board Operator, Producer and Asst. to the Web Master and Events Coordinator before taking over as Promotions Mnager for WBZZ FM (Hot AC) i 2011.  In early 2015 D'amco took over promo duties at WDSY-FM as well.



 

2017/06 12:57 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.
           

2017/06 8:21 AM
Monk JoIns WGSQ/Cookeville, TN

Former KJJY, Nash Icon/Des Moines OM/PD and morning co-host Jonathan Monk recently joined Zimmer Country WGSQ/Cookeville.  He assumed Asst. GM duties at the station on Monday, June 12.

It's a return to the station for Monk.  He was OM/PD/afternoons before leaving KJJY with wife and on-air partner Dianna Kelly as "Monk & Kelly" in 2014.  The Marconi winners spent three years in Des Moines at KJJY.

"We're excited to welcome Jonathon back to the Zimmer/Cookeville family as he assumes his new position," said Zimmer/Cookeville OM Philip Gibbons. "With his vast knowledge of management and programming skills, I firmly believe he will take our radio brands to the next level." 

2017/06 7:55 AM
Nash Nights Live Co-Host Elaina Smith Celebrates Bring Your Dog To Work Day




Today is National Bring Your Dog To Work Day and Country music loves its puppies! To celebrate, Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith brought her rescue pup to the Nash Studios in Nashivlle.  Zoey got to meet Scotty McCreery and Russell Dickerson.  According to Elaina, "He's cheesing pretty hard after meeting them!"

 

2017/06 7:13 AM
Kenny Rogers Performs At Smithsonian

Kenny Rogers performed during "The Nation We Build Together" gala opening at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History last night.  Performing in front of the gallery that houses The Star-Spangled Banner, the actual flag that inspired what is now the national anthem.  Rogers sang his song "Merica."

"The Nation We Build" together is a presentation of four exhibitions and interactive experiences that invite audiences to immerse themselves in the fundamental American stories, from the founding of the country, through today. The newly transformed second floor of the museum’s west wing opens June 28th.

Rogers sang a six-song set including "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," Luceille," "The Gambler," "Islands In The Stream," and "You Can't Make Old Friends" to a capacity crowd of 600.

“I thank you more than you know for the gift of that experience,” Rogers remarked. “Who would believe that a child from the projects in Houston, Texas could ultimately end up in The Smithsonian Institution? It is truly the American Dream.”
 

2017/06 6:44 AM
Dave Pacula to VP of Black River Publishing

Creative Director Dave Pacula has been promoted to VP of Black River Publishing.  He'll report directly to BRE CEO Gordon Kerr.

"Black River Publishing is in good hands with Dave Pacula," said Kerr.  "His dedication to our Black River family and to the art of songwriting is refreshing.  The team of writers and staff that he has continued to assemble is truly incredibel; I can't wait to see where all this leads."

Pacula has been with Black River since 2014, following his time at Ten Ten Music Group.  His career includes five years at Universal Music Publishing Group.  "This promotion is a true honor," siad Pacula.  "I'm very grateful to and the whole Black River family for the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and innovative songwriters and executives in the industry." 

Get in touch with him here.

2017/06 6:37 AM
Kenny Invites Students To Create New Music Video

Kenny Chesney has invited students from Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University to participate in making the music video for his current single "All The Pretty Girls." Any student at Belmont or MTSU can submit a video they've created for the song, including but not limited to-lyric, live action, notion or animation.

The winning entry will be chosen by a panel from Sony Music Nashville, CMT and team, will receive a $5,000 scholarship and have their video premiere on CMT. The contest deadline is Sunday, July 23 and the winner will be announced Monday, July 31.  Details can be found here.

2017/06 6:32 AM
Nielsen Report Reveals AM/FM Top Weekly Reach Medium

Nielsen has released its Audio Today Report, which measures the listening through reach adn audience groth, network, radio, podcasting, localism and top formats and songs, as well as look at who listens to podcasts.

AM/FM continues to be the top weekly reach medium as Americans take more and more time each day to listen and hundreds of millions of Americans listen to the radio each week.  Usage of digital platforms and podcasts continue to rise.  Listening outside the home, and specifically, in the car remains a big part of the raido ecosystem.


The profile of an average podcast listener , according to Nielsen Scarborough, is young, educated and affluent.  Consumers who watch, listen to or download a podcast are significantly more likely to be higher educated, higher income and career-minded. This makes them a qualified and vluable audience for advertisers and marketers.
 
 

2017/06 6:20 AM
Grammy Charity Online Auction

The latest Grammy charity online auction is in honor of  13th annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit concert honoring U2's Adam Clayton (left).  Presented in partnership with Matchfire, items include guitars signed by Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves, a microphone signed by Carrie Underwood and a CD signed by Cam.  Bid now through July 8 here.

Proceeds benefit the Grammy Museum Foundation and MusiCares.

2017/06 6:07 AM
Stapleton Resumes Touring

Chris Stapleton will resume his "All-American Road Show" after suffering from a hand injury with a sold out show tonight at Tulsa's BOK Center.  The extensive tour, which Rolling Stone calls, "...one of the most ambitious country tours ever," will feature special guests Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price, Lucie Silvas, Brothers Osborne and Marty Stuart.  Live Nation is the national tour promotor.

 

2017/06 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribers 6/22/17 AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17






DAYTON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WHKO-FM Country 11.3 10.4 9.5 9.7
WTUE-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.5 7.3 7.1 7.2
WMMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.7 5.8 6.5 6.9
WHIO-AM News Talk Information 8.2 7.3 6.5 6.3
WROU-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.5 5.9 6.4 6.3
WDHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 6.5 7.1 6.0
WCHD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 4.0 3.7 4.3
WGTZ-FM Adult Contemporary 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.8
WRZX-FM Classic Hits 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.7
WCLI-FM Country 2.1 2.7 2.5 2.5
WZDA-FM Alternative 2.2 3.3 2.7 2.4
WZLR-FM Classic Hits 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.0
WYDB-FM Country 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.2
WONE-AM All Sports * 0.7 0.7 0.9
WING-AM All Sports 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.7
WHKO-FM HD3 Urban Oldies 0.6 0.9 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GRAND RAPIDS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WBCT-FM Country 8.4 7.2 7.4 8.7
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 6.5 6.5 7.1 7.4
WLAV-FM Classic Rock 6.3 6.5 6.1 5.9
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 4.7 4.8 5.1
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 3.7 4.4 3.9
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 2.8 3.1 2.7
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 3.1 2.4 2.1 2.5
WTNR-FM Country 2.6 3.2 3.0 2.1
WMAX-FM All Sports 2.5 1.8 2.1 1.5
WBBL-FM All Sports 1.3 1.7 1.4 1.3
WJRW-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.9
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
TUCSON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/22/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/22/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KIIM-FM Country 8.4 7.7 7.9 9.1
KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 8.6 8.5 7.4
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 6.5 5.8 6.1 5.7
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.8 5.5 4.9
KNST-AM News Talk Information 2.9 5.4 4.8 4.0
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 4.2 3.9 3.3 3.8
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.8
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 2.7 3.3 3.6
KFMA-FM Alternative 4.1 3.3 3.3 3.3
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 2.5 2.9 2.7
KYWD-FM Country 1.6 1.5 2.4 2.7
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.1
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.5
KCUB-AM All Sports 0.5 1.0 1.2 1.0
KXEW-AM Tejano 0.9 1.2 0.8 1.0
KTZR-AM Spanish Adult Hits 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
TULSA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/22/17
Subscribers Added:  6/22/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KRMG-FM News Talk Information 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.5
KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.6 5.4 5.9 6.2
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 4.8 5.7 6.1 5.7
KWEN-FM Country 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.4
KVOO-FM Country 4.1 4.6 4.2 5.1
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.0 6.2 4.9
KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 4.5 4.5 4.7
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.9
KXBL-FM Classic Country 4.6 4.2 3.4 3.4
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.1 3.4 3.3
KTGX-FM Country 2.4 1.8 2.0 2.4
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.7
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8
KTBZ-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
Copyright © 2005-2017  The Nielsen Company.
 

2017/06 9:17 AM
Class of 2017 Country Radio Hall of Famers Inducted

Pictured L to R: 2017 Class of Country Radio Hall of
Fame
 inductees: Mel OwensCharlie OchsTodd
Harding 
(The Good Morning Guys), Susan Moore 
(The Good Morning Guys), Brian Gary (The Good
Morning Guys), Tim Closson, and Jim Mantel. 
Photo credit: Angelea Presti
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. inducted the Class of 2017 into the Country Radio Hall of Fame last night, June 21. The event was held at the Marriott Nashville.  The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of  those individuals who have made a significant impact on the radio industry over the course of a 20-year period, with 15 of those eyars being contributed to country-specific radio.

This year's Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees are Tim Closson, Charlie Ochs and Mel Owens in the radio category and Joe Wade Formicola (posthumously), Linda Lee (posthumously), Jim Mantel, and The Good Morning Guys (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, Brian Gary) in the on-air category.

Martina McBride was honored with the 2017 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award and Mike Dungan was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 President's Award.

The CRB Artist Career Achievement Award is given to an individual artist or group that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio.  The President's Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the marketing, production, growth and development of the Country Radio Seminar and the multiple services that CRB provides the Country radio and music community.

Michigan native Kidd Rock made a special appearance to speak in honor of Hall of Fame inductee,

 

2017/06 8:30 AM
WWYZ, Country 92.5/Hartford Debuts New Morning Show

Country WWYZ, Country 92.5/Hartford debuts its new morning show "Damon & Cory," effective July 5th hosted by Connecticut radio vet Damon Scott and long-time morning host Cory Myers.

"We are excited that a well-known local personality like Damon Scott is joining long-time morning host, Cory Myers on Country 92.5," said Presidetn/Hartford Region Steve Honeycomb. "Damon Scott is a familiar name that has  been on the radio in Connecticut for years.  He understands how to connect with listeners and the local community as well as what it takes to be successful in radio."

has served as Afternoon Driver at CBS Radio Hot AC WTIC-FM/Hartford for the past 27 years.  He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for the Hartford Wolf Pack ice hockey home games.

"When you leave on a high note after 27 successful years, you need a special plan for your return,” said Scott. “I am excited to take the next step by joining Country 92-5 and the iHeartMedia/Hartford team.” 

2017/06 8:10 AM
Jacobs Media: Satellite May Be On To Conquering In-Home Listening

As was reported here yesterday (6/21), SiriusXM is now available through Alexa.  According to Jacobs Media, with this move, SiriusXM may be on its was to increasing in-home listening.  Until now, Sirius XM has been confined to the car.  They have sold "radios" the some fans have purchased for their homes or workplaces, along with the ability to stream.

But now by using the Amazon Echo voice technology as its "radio," SiriusXM seamlessly moves from the driveway to the kitchen, the den, the bedroom and even the bathroom.  It's a great move as they realized long ago that few would buy a device just to tune in satellite radio programs outside the car. As broadcasters know no one buys a standalone radio anymore. Instead they buy a device with a "radio" built in-a smartphone, a car, and now, the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and later this year, the Apple HomePad.

For SiriusXM, accessing their 200+ channels with a simple statement to Alexa is a huge leap forward. Sirius XM skew older, male and suburban. The experience of listening to satellite radio in the car--with pushbutton presets are very similar to selecting and changing AM/FM stations.























For broadcast radio operators, this new Sirius XM/Amazon connection is a shot across the bow, according to Jacobs. Their Techsurveys-both commercial and soon-to-be-released Public Radio version--put ownership of Echo-type devices at 11-12%. They will continue to grow, especially as these types of partnerships are announced.

Radio companies need to get moving, to figure out how to make their stations make optimal use of the technology and these affordable gadgets.  It's now up to radio to figure out to take consumers to a station's proprietary stream, as well as accessing content features and on-demand resources.

2017/06 7:32 AM
Bobby Bones Named Host of WPOC/Baltimore

Bobby Bones, nationally syndicated "Bobby Bones Show" host has been named WPOC/Baltimore's newest night host.

The shift had previously been handled by MD/morning co-host Jeff St. Pierre.  Bones take over nights iwth new content as well as bits from the "Bobby Bones Show."

2017/06 7:27 AM
Big D & Bubba Adds KWNO, Country 99/Winona, MN

Silverfish Media nationally syndicated "The Big D & Bubba" morning show has added Leighton Broadcasting Country KWNO, Country 99/Winona, MN as their sixth new affiliate this year.

Other affiliates include WEIO/Huntingdon, TN; KAJE/Corpus Christi, TX; WXLF/Hartford, VT; WZLF/Bellows Falls, VT and WSRM/Rome, GA.

2017/06 6:39 AM
WKHX, Kicks 101.5/Atlanta Debuts New Morning Show

Cumulus Media Country WKHX, Kicks 101.5/Atlanta debuted its new morning show, "Caddy, CJ and Ali," this morning (6/22) wiht co-hosts Cadillac Jack, CJ and Ali Mac.

Co-host CJ segues to mornings from Kicks 101.5 PM Dirves.  Mac moves from middays.  Former morning show co-host Dallas McCade who was promoted to MD earlier this week.  She will begin today as host of middays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (ET). The new morning show team kicked off with contests, music from "Nash Next 2017" contestants, and more.

WKHX has also adopted the new slogan, "Gerogia's Country For Life," which PD describes as "a phrase that embodies what Kicks 101.5 has meant to Atlanta and North Georgia for years.
 

2017/06 6:16 AM
Don Brake Adds Afternoons

WKKW afternoons host Don Brake has added afternoons for West Virginia Radio Corp. WVMD, 100.1 The Wolf/Cumberland, MD.  Brake will begin this new role immediately and will continue afternoons with WKKW.

Brake is also now the music contact for the station, where he joined earlier this month.  He will accept calls on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. (ET) at (304) 296-0026 ext. 216, or can be reached via email here.

2017/06 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 6/21/17 For Subscribing Statrions AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17






ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/21/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/21/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WPYX-FM Classic Rock 5.3 5.5 5.9 6.3
WYJB-FM Adult Contemporary 7.0 5.0 5.5 6.1
WFLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.0 5.7 6.0
WGY-AM News Talk Information 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.7
WRVE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.6 4.0 4.8 5.1
WTRY-FM Classic Hits 5.5 4.8 5.3 5.0
WKLI-FM New Country 3.1 3.0 3.6 4.4
WAJZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 2.5 3.0 3.4
WROW-AM Oldies 2.7 2.5 2.8 3.0
WKKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2
WFFG-FM Country 0.7 0.7 0.6 *
WNYQ-FM Classic Hits 0.7 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
SYRACUSE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/21/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/21/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WBBS-FM Country 10.9 10.1 9.2 10.6
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.1 8.0 7.7
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.5
WYYY-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.4
WWHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 5.1 6.1 6.0
WSEN-FM Oldies 4.1 5.0 4.3 5.2
WAQX-FM Alternative 4.1 3.2 3.3 2.9
WMVN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 3.4 3.3 2.9
WOLF-FM New Country 2.6 3.0 2.7 2.8
WHEN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.1 1.8 1.3 1.6
WXTL-FM Classic Rock 1.1 2.1 1.9 1.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

2017/06 8:52 AM
Turner Celebrates Fifth #1

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Pictured (L-R): ASCAP songwriter Marc
Beeson, BMI artist Josh Turner and BMI
songwriter Daniel Tashian.
osh Turner held a No. 1 party at Nashville venue South, to celebrate Josh Turner's fifth chart-topper, "Hometown Girl." This is BMI writer Daniel Tashian's first No. 1 song.  The song was co-written by Marc Beeson.

ASCAP's Mike Sistad honored Beeson, who was celebrating his third No. 1 as a songwriter.  Beeson has received more than 100 cuts over his career including songs recorded by Chicago, Martina McBride and Garth Brooks. He's also worked in Billy Currington's recent No. 1 single, "We Are Tonight," Ashley Monroe's "The Blade," and Blake Shelton's "She's Got A Way With Words." He's earned 10 ASCAP awards for his songs.

Turner, who recently celebrated his 150th performance on the Grand Ole Opry, thanked the MCA Nashville promotion staff for fighting for his song at radio.  He particularly thanked Katie Dean for helping him to reshape his approach to radio.

"Katie and I go back a long ways, and thank you for having the ears to know in the beginning that this song could be a hit. She spearheaded this movement and made it happen just a little bit at a time. She motivated the whole promo staff each week and rallied the support of radio in a pretty remarkable way.

“She also changed my attitude toward promoting the song. For so long I had been in the mindset of battling radio and being in a war with radio to get the song played, but she helped me understand that we were working with radio, so thank you for helping me grow,” he said, before thanking the rest of the label’s radio promotions team.

 

2017/06 8:25 AM
Big Loud Shirt Publishing Re-Signs Sarah Buxton and Rodney Clawson

Pictured (L-R): Big Loud Shirt's Seth
England, Kimberly Gleason, Samantha
Jervey, Matt Turner, Rodney Clawson,
Jordan Kodlaka, Craig Wiseman, Bill
Dance and Hannah Wilson. 
 
Big Loud Shirt Publishing is proud to announce the re-signing of songwriters Sarah Buxton and Rodney Clawson.

"I love my Big Loud fam.  There's no one I’d rather make my memories with!” shares Buxton on the re-signing.
Clawson adds, “I'm honored to continue working with my Big Loud Shirt family. We've had nine great years together and I'm looking forward to many more.”

Buxton first signed with Big Loud Shirt in 2012 after her career as a solo artist, which included the Top 25 single "Outside My Window."Her first success as a songwriter came when Keith Urban released "Stupid Boy" (co-written by Buxton with Dave Berg and Deanna Bryant) on his album "Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing." The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2007 and won a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2008.  She has gone on to write songs by Martina McBride ("Reckless"), Sara Evans ("Slow Me Down"), Cassadee Pope ("Frame by Frame"), Chris Lane ("Fix"), Florida Georgia Line ("Sun Daze") and many more.

Clawson began his Big Loud Shirt songwriting tenure in 2008, and has since gone on to become an in-demand producer as well.  His songwriting credits include 24 #1 hits like George Strait's 2008 CMA Single of The Year "I Saw God Today," Blake Shelton's "Drink On It," Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," Jason Aldean's "Take A Little Ride,"" Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," and Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt," "Confession," and "May We All"  among others.  Clawson is a six-time CMA Triple Play Award winner and two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year.  As a producer, he's scored a #1 with Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

“Rodney has been with Big Loud Shirt for about 10 years now. He is as much a part of our family and story as anyone can be. He is the ultimate professional and part of the bedrock of Big Loud. So honored to continue on with Rodney,” says Big Loud partner and award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman. “Sarah has been the perfect addition to the Big Loud family from day one.  A dear friend to us all for years.  Her first co-write with Chris (Tompkins) and Rodney (Clawson) was a huge hit for The Band Perry and now with back-to-back Chris Lane hits and too many cuts to list, it is so gratifying to watch her enjoy the success she richly deserves. We big loud love us some Sarah!” 



 

2017/06 8:04 AM
SIriusXM Available via Amazon Alexa

SiriusXM is now available nationwide via Amazon Alexa.  Howard Stern unveiled the new skill for Alexa on Howard 100, this morning (6/20).

"We are delighted that customers can now enjoy SiriusXM’s exclusive shows, live sports, music, and news through Alexa,” said Amazon Alexa VP Steve Rabuchin. “Music, news, and sports are already some of the most popular categories of content on Alexa, and SiriusXM brings even more choices to customers. People with an Alexa device and a SiriusXM trial or paid subscription can simply enable the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, link their accounts, and start listening at home or on-the-go with Alexa.”

Alexa is a leading voice service today by far and for good reason: The ease of use through the convenience of voice control with Alexa. We are thrilled to now deliver to Alexa our critically acclaimed, compelling and exclusive programming that spans all music genres, live sports, talk, live news, and comedy,” said SiriusXM EVP/Products, Operations & Connected Vehicle Jim Cady. “Our millions of subscribers can get SiriusXM’s great programming outside of the car and wherever devices can be found. It’s as simple as asking Alexa to play SiriusXM.”
 

2017/06 7:54 AM
Luke Combs Earns Most Adds

Congratulations to Columbia Nashville/River House's Luke Combs for earning 57 Mediabase adds with his single, "When It Rains It Pours," making it the most-added single at Country radio this week.

Great work by Sony Music Nashville EVP/Promo and Artist Development Steve Hodges, Manager/Promo and Artist Development Jenny Shearin; Columbia Nashville SVP/Promo Shane Allen; Sony Music Nashville Director/Naitonal Promo Lauren Thomas, Columbia Nashville Director/Northeast Promo Cliff Blake, Manager/Southwest Promo Mark Janese, Director/Midwest Promo Bo Martinovich, Manager/Regional Promo Lyndsay Church, Promo Specialist Christy Garbinski and Sony Music Nashivlle Director/Indicator and Activator Promo RG Jones.

2017/06 6:34 AM
Chase Rice Signs With BBR Music Group Artist Roster

Country artist Chase Rice has been added to BBR Music Group's artist roster according to a post on their Facebook page.  Rice joins the Broken Bow Records imprint from Columbia Nashville.  He plans to release new music in the near future.
 

2017/06 6:29 AM
Crook and Chase Offering July 4 Special

Lorraine Crook and Charlie Chase of Premiere's syndicated "The Crook and Chase Countdown" are set to host their annual Fourth of July radio special.  It will run for four hours and have six minutes of local availabiility each hour with no national commercial content.

This year's guests will include Dan + Shay, Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge, Luke Combs and more.  To check availability  in your market contact /blog/

2017/06 6:08 AM
Pittman Sits Down With CNBC's Boorstin

iHeartMedia Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman sat with CNBC's Julia Boorstin with Pittman once again bragging about radio's reach, saying "How powerful audio is.  We sit atop of it all.  We reach 91% of all Americans every week.  We reach more Americans than Google or Facebook."

Boorstin then asked Pittman, "iHeartMedia has been struggling with debt issues, your debt load...do you thinkk you need to sell to survive?"

Pittman didn't answer directly saying, "We have fantastic operating business that produces almost $2 billion in Obidan," but does say, "We spend that money to service debt." Pittman adds, "we had 16 straight quarters of year-over-year revenue growth...pretty good...look at the other." His line is that the company's record is "pretty good, (just) look at the other players."

Pittman continued, "This is one of the last big LBOs, it's got a lot of debt on it, and the good news is, we're addressing that now."

Moving away from the debt issue, Pittman discussed Social Media with CNBC, explaining, "In the old days people called us (radio stations) on the phone...now they're calling us on Facebook...They call us, and they call all their friends, too," continuing, "now the social (media) are part of our ecosystem."

When asked about social media competing for advertising dollars, Pittman said, "I'd say they dominate advertising.  I don't htink it's liimited to just digital," adding "For the first time ever, an advertiser can use both video and audio platforms together."

2017/06 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 6/20/17 For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17







BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/20/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/20/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WBHK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.0 11.7 11.4 10.5
WBHJ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.7 9.4 9.5 9.0
WZZK-FM Country 6.2 6.2 6.7 6.5
WBPT-FM Classic Rock 5.4 5.3 6.1 6.0
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.3 4.4 5.3
WDXB-FM Country 4.6 4.0 4.0 4.4
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.4 3.4 3.4 3.9
WJOX-FM All Sports 7.2 3.6 3.5 3.7
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.4 4.7 4.3 3.7
WERC-FM News Talk Information 2.8 3.6 3.3 3.5
WAGG-AM Gospel 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 3.1 2.4 2.5 2.4
WMJJ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.1 2.5 2.2 2.2
WPYA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.0
WERC-F2+ Contemporary Inspirational 1.9 2.4 2.0 1.9
WQEN-F2+ Mainstream Rock 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.4
WENN-AM Adult Contemporary * 0.7 0.7 0.5
WJQX-FM All Sports 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/20/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/20/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WGRF-FM Classic Rock 6.5 5.4 5.9 6.3
WHTT-FM Classic Hits 6.4 5.9 5.9 6.3
WEDG-FM Active Rock 3.3 3.9 3.6 3.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/20/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/20/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 10.0 8.7 9.0 8.2
WESC-FM Country 5.0 5.6 5.8 6.0
WSSL-FM New Country 6.3 5.8 5.8 5.9
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.3 4.4 3.9
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.9 3.5 3.7
WJMZ-F2+ Alternative 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.3
WJMZ-F3+ Adult Hits 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.2
WROO-FM Active Rock 1.1 0.7 0.7 1.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
RICHMOND
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/20/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/20/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WKJS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.5 8.3 9.9 8.9
WBTJ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.2
WKHK-FM Country 5.5 5.7 5.2 5.3
WPZZ-FM Contemporary Inspirational 5.4 5.0 4.4 5.0
WCDX-FM Urban Contemporary 5.2 5.8 5.3 4.9
WTVR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 4.7 4.2 4.6
WRVA-AM News Talk Information 5.7 4.7 4.5 4.4
WRVQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 5.3 4.2 4.4
WKLR-FM Classic Rock 3.8 2.9 3.2 3.8
WRXL-FM Mainstream Rock 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.7
WURV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.3
WJSR-FM Classic Hits 2.1 2.2 2.5 3.0
WWLB-FM Classic Country 2.1 2.3 1.6 2.1
WBBT-FM Classic Hits 1.0 1.6 1.7 1.3
WLFV-FM Contemporary Christian 1.4 2.0 1.3 0.9
WRVQ-F2+ Classic Rock 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9
WURV-F2+ Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9
WRNL-AM All Sports 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
ROCHESTER, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  6/20/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/20/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 7.1 7.8 7.6 8.2
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 3.8 5.3 4.7 4.7
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.9
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 2.6 2.7 1.9
WNBL-FM Country 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.6 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2017/06 11:11 AM
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."



 

2017/06 8:19 AM
Thomas Rhett Extends Tour

Thomas Rhett has added some dates to his Home Team Tour, which launched in February.  Rhett will hit Los Angeles, San Diego, Louisville and 14 other cities this Fall.  He will also return to the UK for dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Belfast.

Rhett has sold out 18 dates on the touor, which prompted demand for additional fall dates.  The first fall dates are on sale now. Remaining show details will be coming over the coming weeks.  Ticket info is here or here.

HOME TEAM TOUR Fall Tour:

Los Angeles, CA* 
San Diego, CA 
Evansville, IN 
Louisville, KY 
Alpharetta, GA* 
North Charleston, SC
Fayetteville, NC 
Bristow, VA 
Columbia, SC 
Pensacola, FL 
Biloxi, MS 
Columbia, MO 
Wichita, KS 
Springfield, MO 
Brookings, SD 
St. Paul, MN
Omaha, NE
London, UK*
Birmingham, UK
Manchester, UK
Glasgow, UK
Belfast, UK

*Sell-outs on fall leg so far
 

2017/06 7:27 AM
Bob Heatherly Passes

Condolences go out to friends and family of Bob Heatherly who died late yesterday (6/19) in Nashville.

Heatherly worked for RCA beginning in 1971 and rose to Direcctor of Naitonal Promo for RCA Nashville in the early 80s.  He joined Radio & Records in 1985 but retured to the record business in 1989 with Atlantic Nashville as VP/Sales and Marketing.

Services and burial will be be held in Arkansas with a celebration of life in Nashville at a yet to be determined date.

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