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Ann East
  Grass Roots Records




2016/05 1:00 PM
Elaina Smith and Shila Nathan Honored ***Today's Nielsen Audio Below***

Congrats to "Nash Nights Live" co-host Elaina D. Smith (right) who was honored at  last night's (5/24) 41st Gracie Awards.  The event was held in Beverly Hills by the Alliance For Women in Media Foundation to recognize the collective, powerful voices of women from across the media.

Another congrats to WNSH, Nash FM/New York personality Shila Nathan (left was honored as Afternoon Drive-Local Radio for her work at WUSN, US 99.5/Chicago.  A luncheon ceremony will be held in New York on Tuesday, June 21 where she will receive her Gracie Award.

2016/05 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio Radio Ratings 5/25/2016 For Subcsringing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid Phase 1 SP 16









Colorado Springs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/25/16
Subscribers Added:  5/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.1 6.0 6.0 6.3
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.6 4.2 5.2
KKFM-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.3 4.6 5.2
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.1 5.8 5.0
KVOR-AM News Talk Information 4.6 4.3 4.8 4.8
KKMG-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 4.8 5.8 4.4
KATC-FM Country 3.6 5.0 4.2 3.8
KKPK-FM Adult Hits 4.2 4.5 5.8 3.4
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 3.9 5.0 2.8 2.9
KVUU-F2+ Contemporary Christian 1.4 2.1 1.8 1.9
KGFT-FM Religious 1.4 * 1.0 1.0
KCSF-AM All Sports * 0.7 * *
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 1.0 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Madison
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/25/16
Subscribers Added:  5/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WWQM-FM Country 5.1 4.7 6.0 6.8
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 6.7 7.0 6.8
WMGN-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 7.6 6.2 6.4
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 6.2 6.5 6.4 5.8
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 6.0 4.8 3.5 4.1
WJQM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.0 3.1 4.1
WJJO-FM Active Rock 4.7 4.1 3.3 3.9
WMAD-FM Country 4.4 3.2 2.9 3.1
WXXM-FM Talk/Personality 2.2 1.7 2.9 2.1
WTSO-AM All Sports 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.9
WHIT-AM Classic Country 0.7 0.7 * 0.6
WLMV-AM Spanish Variety 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Mobile
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/25/16
Subscribers Added:  5/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WBLX-FM Urban Contemporary 13.5 13.1 10.5 12.1
WDLT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 12.4 12.8 10.7 11.2
WKSJ-FM Country 8.6 6.5 8.1 8.4
WABD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.8 5.9 6.4 6.0
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.9 5.0 5.7
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.1 6.6 5.3 5.1
WGOK-AM Gospel 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.8
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 1.7 0.9 1.8 1.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Toledo
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/25/16
Subscribers Added:  5/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WKKO-FM Country 8.5 8.3 9.5 9.2
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 8.8 8.2 7.7
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 7.5 6.3 6.8
WRQN-FM Classic Hits 5.6 4.9 6.8 6.2
WIOT-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.7 6.7 5.2 5.5
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 4.4 4.1 4.3 5.0
WXKR-FM Classic Rock 4.4 4.4 3.6 3.8
WWWM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.6 3.4 3.5 3.4
WCKY-FM Country 1.5 1.8 1.0 1.4
WCWA-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9
WLQR-FM All Sports 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.9
WMIM-FM Country 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Wichita
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/25/16
Subscribers Added:  5/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KZSN-FM New Country 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.4
KRBB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.2
KTHR-FM Alternative 3.2 2.8 4.4 4.7
KZCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.4
KKGQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.4 2.6 0.9 1.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2016/05 8:38 AM
Brooks Leaves WVVR/Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY

Morning co-host Bailey Brooks is leaving WVVR, The Beaver 100.3/Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY and they are looking for her replacement.  Brooks has been on the station for 21  years and is taking time off to spend more time with family.  Her last day will be June 30.  Get in touch with her here

WVVR Brand Manager JT Daniels is looking a top-notch replacement and applicants should have at least three years of professional radio experience and a family-friendly approach with the ability to represent the station in a positive manner both on-air and off-air. Resumes, airchecks, and social media examples should be sent via email. Check out the full job description here.

2016/05 8:32 AM
Scott Sands to SVP/Programming at iHeartMedia/Toledo

Scott Sands, iHeartMedia News/Talk WSPD-A/Toldeo PD/afternoon host has been promoted to SVP/Programming for the Toledo cluster including Country WCKY.  Other stations he will oversee inlcude Top 40 WVKS, 92.5 KISS FM, Urban WVKS, AC WRVF, Rock WIOT, News/Talk WSPD-A and Sports WCWA-A.

He succeeds Nathan Reed who joined Cox Media Hot AC KRAV, Mix 96/Tulsa.

2016/05 8:20 AM
Country Artists Hit "The Voice"

"The Voice" finale was full of country artists last night (5/24).  Little Big Town debuted their new song, "One of Those Days," off an upcoming project produced by Pharrell.  

Jennifer Nettles performed her current single "Unlove You," with finalist Alisan Porter here.

Blake Shelton took the stage and performed "She's Got A Way With Words," off his new album "If I'm Honest," here. He also sang with contestant Adam Wakefield "The Conversation." See it here

Blake also caught a bite with Jimmy Fallon and he tried sushi for the first time. Laugh here.  He also appeared on "The Today Show" hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to talk about his new album and relationship wtih Gwen Stefani and "The Voice" here.  He was also on "Live with Kelly" to talk about his new album and how Gwen influences his fashion decisions and what it was like collaborating with her on their new single. Look at it here.

He also performed his song, "Friends," from the "Angry Birds" movie soundtrack and also included on his album here.
 

2016/05 8:08 AM
Erin Andrews and JJ Watt Co-Host CMT Awards

Sportscaster Erin Andrews and Houston Texans defensive star J.J. Watt will host the "2016 CMT Music Awards" on CMT TV Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. (ET).

This will be Andrews second consecutive years serving as host and Watt's first.  

"Having presented at the 'CMT Awards' last year, I got a first-hand look at the energy and excitement of the event, and I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host," said Watt. "There are two things that I know about the people of Nashville...they love Country music, and they know how to throw a party. When you put those two things together, it makes for one heck of a night. I can't wait to host the awards with Erin and be part of such a great night honoring the biggest stars in Country music."

As was reported here, nominee leaders are Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and Cam and performers will include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and more.  Presenters will include Dan + Shay, Charles Kelley, Kellie Pickler, Cole Swindell as well as actors Rob Riggle, Vince Vaughn, Joey Laren Adams and Madison Iseman.  NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will also be presenting.


During the show Cam will collaborate with pop group Fifth Harmony for a pop-country collaboration of the group's single "Work From Home."  
 

2016/05 8:07 AM
Alabama Exhibit To Open At CMOF

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open its latest exhibition, "Alabama: Born Country," on Thursday, August 25.

The exhibition will run through June 2017 and feature performance clothing, instruments, personal momentos, tour memorabilia and more.

Alabama will perform live in the CMA Theater on Wednesday, July 6.  The group will also be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame tomorrow (5/26).  For more information on "Alabama: Born Country," go here

2016/05 8:03 AM
Underwood and Paisley Back At Hosting CMA Awards

Arista labelmates Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were all over social media announcing their return as co-hosts of the 50th Annual CMA Awards in November.  This will be the ninth consecutive year they will be hosting the show.  The show will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. on November 2 at 8 p.m. (ET).

"Last year they let me pull my pants down on national TV," said via Facebook.  "I wonder what they will let me do this year!"

 

2016/05 2:23 PM
The Country Format Gathers Around Bob Kingsley For National Radio Hall Of Fame Bid

Nationally syndicated Country radio personality Bob Kingsley is nominated for induction in the National Radio Hall Of Fame. Kingsley earns a nom in the Music Format On-Air Personality category, which will be voted upon by listeners nationwide beginning Monday, June 20th.

Country radio, records, and artists have decided to rally around Kingsley in this bid for a well-earned and long-overdue slot in the Hall Of Fame and have launched the "Count Me In Bob" campaign via FaceBook using the hashtag #CountMeInBob to raise awareness.
"Count Me In Bob" is designed to engage the Country music community to assist in Bob's bid for the Hall Of Fame via a strong social media push that will activate the Country radio listening community and encourage them to vote.

Kingsley is the host and Executive Producer of the syndicated weekly countdown show "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40" and has been the king of the Country countdown for over four decades. He has twice been named the Country Music Association National Broadcast Personality Of The Year, and his show has received Billboard's Network/Syndicated Program Of The Year Award sixteen times. Country Radio Broadcasters have named him National Air Personality Of The Year on three occasions. Kingsley has received the Academy Of Country Music's National Broadcast Personality Of The Year Award and was chosen as the recipient of CRB's President's Award in 2012. In 1998, Kingsley was inducted into the Country Radio Hall Of Fame, and in February 2014 was honored on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award was launched.

To help with Bob's bid for the Hall, please "like" the "Count Me In Bob" FaceBook page, encourage your listeners to get involved, and use the hashtag #CountMeInBob when engaging on social outlets.
Keep an eye on the FaceBook page, and AllAboutCountry will post more details about the voting process and ways to get involved as we near the voting date.

Let’s show Bob that he can count on your support to get him in the Hall? #CountMeInBob 

2016/05 1:00 PM
Christie Matthews Retires after 18-years and the Jonesboro Radio Group looks for an OM ***Today's Nielsen Ratings Below***

Saga Communications’ Jonesboro Radio Group/Jonesboro, AR is seeking a OM for the six-station group, after 18-year cluster veteran Christie Matthews is retiring from the business. Her last day is Friday, June 3rd. The Jonesboro group includes Country KDXY, where Matthews programs also PD’s it; Classic Rock KEGI; AC KJBX; Rhythmic Top 40 KDXY-HD2; Sports KDXY-HD3 and Classic Country KJBX-HD2.

GM Trey Stafford is seeking candidates looking for an opportunity to join SAGA. They have six radio stations, all great facilities. Send your materials, including a letter describing how you make great radio  to Stafford here.

Matthews announced her news of leaving on her FaceBook this past week, saying, "To my family at Jonesboro Radio Group, I love you and I'm so proud of you. Your friendship and love I will carry with me always. You have each played a role in who I am. You pushed me, you challenged me, you encouraged me, you frustrated me at times, but that's what families do. I'll still be living in Jonesboro, working in PARAGOULD as I have accepted the role of Dir./Business Development for the MF BLOCK, Strategic and Transportation Specialist family of companies."

Matthews was promoted to her current OM position in 2013. Im addition,the 26-year radio vet has been a valuable member of the CRS Agenda Committee for many years. Reach her here.

2016/05 12:57 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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2016/05 10:54 AM
​iHeartMedia Wins Case In Texas Court Against Bondholders

iHeartMedia has won their case in the State District Court in Bexar County, TX. The verdict from state District Judge Cathleen Stryker blocks bondholders that took iHeartMedia to court over their recent transfer of assets within the company from filing default notices against the company in connection with the transfer.

The San Antonio Express-News reports, "The legal dispute involved a December 3, 2015 transfer of 100 million shares of iHeartMedia’s billboard subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. to another subsidiary for the purpose of issuing new debt to buy back expiring debt. iHeartMedia had $20.75 billion in debt as of March 31st. The December 3rd share transfer upset existing bondholders because, they said, the action moved collateral for their bonds out of their control."

iHeartMedia released a statement saying the court, "ruled in our favor when it determined that our contribution of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. stock to our subsidiary Broader Media, LLC was a permitted investment under our financing agreements. The strong performance of our operating business provides us with the flexibility to manage our capital structure in a prudent manner.  In full compliance with our financing agreements, we will continue to evaluate opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet. We look forward to constructive discussions with our lenders as we continue to position iHeartMedia for long-term growth."

2016/05 10:53 AM
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!

2016/05 10:34 AM
Bill Snickers Departs Wheelhouse – They Are Seeking A Replacement

Effective today (5/24), Wheelhouse Director/West Coast Promotions Bill Snickers has exited the company. Snickers Joined BBR Music Group In March of Last 2015 As Red Bow Records Coord./Promotion. He joined the Wheelhouse team when it launched in August and this afternoon he shared on Facebook the news of his departure.

Snickers said
: "I enjoyed my time at BBR Music Group and learned so much from all the amazing reps and VPs. I can't wait to share what I've learned with another label."

Snickers is seeking his next opurtunbity, contact him at 206.261.0588 or via e-mail.


In the meantime, Wheelhouse is searching for a replacement. All interested parties should send materials to Wheelhouse VP/Promotion Teddi Bonadies here.

2016/05 9:55 AM
Comsultant Brian Wright Of Audience Development Group Shares His List Of Patriotic Songs For Memorial Day Weekend


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
PATRIOTIC SONGS  
     
Artist Title Year
ADKINS, TRACE Arlington 2005
ADKINS, TRACE Pictures On Mantles 2010
ADKINS, TRACE Til The Last Shot's Fired 2008
ALDEAN, JASON Fly Over States 2012
ANDERSON, KEITH Sunday Morning In America 2006
ATKINS, RODNEY It's America 2008
BALL, DAVID Riding With Private Malone 2001
BIG & RICH 8th Of November 2008
BIG & RICH Our America 2005
BLACKHAWK Days Of America 2002
BROOKS & DUNN Only In America 2001
BROOKS & DUNN Till My Dyin' Day 2003
BROOKS, GARTH All-American Kid 2014
BROOKS, GARTH That Summer 1992
CAGLE, CHRIS What A Beautiful Day 2002
CHESNEY, KENNY American Kids 2014
CHESNEY, KENNY I Go Back 2004
CYRUS, BILLY RAY Some Gave All 1992
DIAMOND RIO In God We Still Trust 2009
BENTLEY, DIERKS Home 2011
DIXIE CHICKS Travelin' Soldier 2002
ELDREDGE, BRETT Raymond 2010
EMERSON DRIVE Moments 2006
GRACIN, JOSH The Other Little Soldier 2007
GREENWOOD, LEE God Bless The USA 1984
HILL, FAITH The Star Spangled Banner 2000
JACKSON, ALAN Remember When 2003
KEITH, TOBY American Ride 2009
KEITH, TOBY American Soldier 2003
KEITH, TOBY Courtesy Of The Red, White ... 2002
KERSHAW, SAMMY Snow White Rows Of Arlington 2010
LADY ANTEBELLUM American Honey 2009
LAWRENCE, TRACY If I Don't Make It Back 2005
LONESTAR Somebody's Someone 2006
MCBRIDE, MARTINA God Bless America 2002
MCGRAW, TIM If You're Reading This 2007
MONTGOMERY, JOHN MICHAEL Letters From Home 2004
MOORE, JUSTIN Good Ole American Way 2009
MORGAN, CRAIG God, Family And Country 2003
MORGAN, CRAIG That's What I Love About Sun. 2004
O'NEAL, JAMIE Somebody's Hero 2005
OTTO, JAMES Just Got Started Lovin' You 2007
OTTO, JAMES Soldiers And Jesus 2010
PAISLEY, BRAD American Saturday Night 2009
RASCAL FLATTS Fast Cars And Freedom 2004
RAYE, COLLIN Soldier's Prayer 2006
REBA Sleeping With The Telephone 2007
RICOCHET The Star Spangled Banner 1996
RIMES, LEANN National Anthem 1997
STRICKLIN, LUKE American By God's Amazing Grace 2005
SUGARLAND Everyday America 2006
TIPPIN, AARON Where The Stars And Stripes... 2001
TRAVIS, RANDY America Will Always Stand 2004
TRITT, TRAVIS It's A Great Day To Be Alive 2000
UNDERWOOD, CARRIE All-American Girl 2007
UNDERWOOD, CARRIE The Star Spangled Banner 2006
VASSAR, PHIL American Child 2002
WARREN BROTHERS Hey Mr. President 2003
WILLIAMS JR, HANK Amercia Will Survive 2004
WORLEY, DARRYL Have You Forgotten? 2003
WORLEY, DARRYL I Just Got Back 2004
WRIGHT, CHELY Bumper Of My S.U.V 2007
YOUNG, CHRIS The Dashboard 2009
 
 

2016/05 6:59 AM
NextRadio Research: FM Radio Broadcasters Get 3X The Tune-Ins With Enhanced Content

Data from NextRadio found consumers prefer a more visually appealing and interactive in-app experience. A year-over-year data analysis shows that listeners tune in more often and spend significantly more time with radio stations that supplement live FM audio broadcasts with enhanced content.  

An analysis comparing usage in 2015 to 2016 found that radio stations creating enhanced in-app experiences – such as program schedules, social media interactions, contest entries, or other visuals – experienced 3 times the growth in tune-ins when compared to those stations that only displayed a station logo or nothing at all. Tune-ins refers to the number of times a unique listener listens to a FM radio station broadcast through the NextRadio mobile app. 

2016/05 6:07 AM
San Antonio Tour Stop Announced By Garth Brooks

Pearl Records/RCA Nashville artist Garth Brooks will take his "Garth Brooks World Tour With Trisha Yearwood" to San Antonio for a Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd run of shows at the AT&T Center.

Currently, one performance is scheduled for each evening at 7 p.m. (CT).


Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. (CT) via Ticketmaster. Look for more shows to be added to meet demand, as has been Brooks' policy in previous cities on the "World Tour."

Get more information at Brooks' official website.

2016/05 6:00 AM
Dierks Bentley Adds A Second Night At Colorado's Famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre Scheduled For Sept. 27

New “2016 Somewhere On A Beach Tour” Stop Builds BLACK Anticipation Out This Friday (5/27)

Due to overwhelming fan demand, multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley has added a second night at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 27.  The newly added 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR date will include tour mates Randy Houser and Tucker Beathard as pre-sale tickets go on sale today before they go on sale to the general public this Thurs., May 26th at 10:00 A.M. (ET) on  Dierks.com  and  AXS.com .


“There aren’t many venues in the world as epic as Red Rocks,” said Bentley. “We’ve had some of the most fun nights on tour ever in that venue... it’s unlike anywhere else.

 The fans in Denver are incredible.  I’m blown away that we are adding a second show!"
For more information on the new album, upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com

2016/05 5:59 AM
Dan + Shay Bring ‘From The Ground Up’ To Life On ‘ABC's Dancing With The Stars’ Live Finale

In March when chart-topping duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) debuted their new single, “From The Ground Up” on ABC’s Good Morning America, Ginger Zee had just announced her addition to the season's cast. The duo joked with talent off screen about how their single lent itself for “Dancing With The Stars”. Fast-forward two months and Dan + Shay are performing the single on the series' season finale tonight, Tuesday, May 24. The song, a heartfelt ode to long-lasting marriages, is the debut single from their upcoming Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album OBSESSED, which is available for pre-order on iTunes now and released everywhere June 3. 
 
The breakout duo will join Darius Rucker on his Good for a Good Time Tour the same day as the album is released. 
 
"The reaction to the pre-ordered tracks from OBSESSED--'From The Ground Up' to 'Already Ready'--has been incredible, and we cannot wait to get the full album out to all our fans," shares Smyers. "Performing the single 'From The Ground Up,' on “Dancing With The Stars” and having the song come to life with this type of production and choreography is exciting."  
 
OBSESSED TRACK LISTING 
1. "All Nighter" (Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, David Hodges)
2. "Road Trippin’" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Martin Johnson)*
3. "From The Ground Up" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Chris DeStefano)
4. "Already Ready" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins)
5. "How Not To" (Adam Hambrick, Paul DiGiovanni, Kevin Bard)
6. "Lipstick" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Nicolle Galyon)
7. "Round The Clock" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure, David Hodges)**
8. "Lately" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Martin Johnson)*
9. "Sway" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Liz Rose, busbee)
10. "Obsessed" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Nolan Lambroza, Breyan Isaac) 
The album was produced by Dan Smyers and Scott Hendricks.
*Produced by Dan Smyers and Martin Johnson
**Produced by Dan Smyers and Jesse Frasure

 
 

2016/05 5:27 AM
PNC Presents ‘Wide Open Bluegrass’ For The Fourth Consecutive Year

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Del McCoury Band, Soggy Bottom Boys, The Earls of Leicester, Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, John Cowan, Greensky Bluegrass Among the Performers.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released an initial list of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s lineup showcases an array of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive, and from emerging artists to IBMA Hall of Famers.

Wide Open Bluegrass is an urban bluegrass event that includes both ticketed main stage performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and free stages. A portion of proceeds from the ticket sales of Red Hat Amphitheater go to the IBMA-operated Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to individuals in the bluegrass music community in times of emergency need.

The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27. A second round of performers and special collaborations for Wide Open Bluegrass will be announced in the coming months.

The lineup for Wide Open Bluegrass, as announced so far (in alphabetical order by first name, scheduling to be determined later):

Friday, September 30  

Dailey & Vincent. Multiple IBMA Award winners and Grammy nominees Dailey & Vincent perform their entertaining mix of bluegrass, country and gospel music.

Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester. Dobro master Jerry Douglas and his bluegrass supergroup The Earls of Leicester return as the 2015 IBMA Entertainers of the Year, ready to share material from their upcoming release on Rounder Records, Rattle and Roll.

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. A two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Lewis is one of the leading singers and songwriters in bluegrass music today. Special guest to be announced later.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. Five-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Marty Stuart explores the crossroads of bluegrass and traditional country.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. As part of their 50th anniversary tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country, rock and American roots music, will draw from their legendary catalog of hit songs. Their groundbreaking 1972 Will The Circle Be Unbroken album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Special guests to be announced later.

The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. Rowan’s storied career in bluegrass music spans more than five decades, from his early years with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys to his time in Old & in the Way with Jerry Garcia to fronting his own bluegrass band.

Soggy Bottom Boys. For fans of the blockbuster film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and its Grammy-winning soundtrack hit “Man of Constant Sorrow,” the Soggy Bottom Boys unite for a rare live performance. The band features Dan Tyminski (singing voice for actor George Clooney), Barry Bales, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas of Alison Krauss & Union Station and Pat Enright, Mike Compton, and Stuart Duncan of the Nashville Bluegrass Band.  

Saturday, October 1

Becky Buller Band. Current IBMA Songwriter of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year, Becky Buller is quickly rising among the ranks of bluegrass music’s premier singers and songwriters.

Greensky Bluegrass. Highlighting the genre’s progressive side, Greensky Bluegrass explores the creative space between tradition and innovation, formula and improvisation and bluegrass and rock sensibilities.

John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Newgrass music pioneer and Doobie Brother John Cowan teams up with North Carolina’s own bluegrass duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge for a special set, with other guests to be announced.

Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers.  Larry Sparks is IBMA’s newest inductee into its Bluegrass Hall of Fame, with 50+ years in the industry.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Celebrating 25 years with a chart topping album, It’s About Tyme,Moore is the IBMA’s most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year (5-time career).

Steep Canyon Rangers. Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers are enjoying the success of their ninth studio album, RADIO, a project that further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. Recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio, RADIO was produced by Jerry Douglas.

The Del McCoury Band. A true American icon and most awarded band in the history of bluegrass.

Kruger Brothers. Fan favorites and acoustic music innovators, The Kruger Brothers are cooking up a very special program for the festival, with details to be announced later.

Wide Open Bluegrass is a remarkable event and an economic boon for our region," said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president of Eastern Carolinas. "Great performers and events are the hallmark of the festival, and this year is no exception. We know all will enjoy the shows in downtown Raleigh.” This is PNC Bank’s fourth year as the festival’s presenting sponsor.

Paul Schiminger, Executive Director of the IBMA noted, “The Wide Open Bluegrass two-day festival is a combination of stage performances not seen anywhere else in the world. We are excited to offer another spectacular Red Hat artist lineup this year, with more special artists and collaborations to be announced. It will be another fabulous weekend of music that also helps an important cause in our industry.”

William Lewis, Executive Director of PineCone, the local organization that produces the festival in Raleigh, added, “We’re proud to bring a diverse array of musicians to Raleigh, including collaborations you won’t see anywhere else. The festival is a culminating celebration that brings people together to enjoy and appreciate our shared cultural heritage. North Carolina is known for having a vibrant music scene, and this event continues to contribute to making North Carolina a hub for bluegrass and roots music.”

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, a five-day annual bluegrass music homecoming and convention, consists of four parts: the IBMA Business Conference, September 27 – 29; the 27th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 29; PNC Presents Wide Open Bluegrass, September 30 – October 1 (which includes both free stages and ticketed festival performances) and the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases, taking place September 27 – 29 in downtown Raleigh and the Raleigh Convention Center.

Single day general admission for performances at Red Hat Amphitheater during Wide Open Bluegrass starts as low as $60 for the general public and $50 for IBMA members.
Additional details and pricing information - including member discounts – for Red Hat Amphitheater performances, Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, IBMA Business Conference registration, IBMA Award Show tickets and hotel reservations are available at IBMA’s website, ibma.org. Tickets for all events are on sale now and may be purchased at www.ibma.org or 1-800-514-3849

2016/05 5:20 AM
Suzanne Durham Joins 1608 For Southeast Promo Duties

Label promo veteran Suzanne Durham has joined Reviver Records’ recently launched imprint 1608 for Southeast promotional duties, effective immediately. Durham succeeds Tyler Waugh, who exited 1608 last month to join Big Loud Records.

Durham resigned her position as Director/National Promotion & Social Media at Show Dog Universal in 2015 to care for her mother. She had been with the label since Toby Keith launched it in 2005.


Since her mother's health has improved, it has let her to get back into day-to-day promotion.
Durham’s already working and can be reached here

Reviver launched 1608 in last
February, as an expansion of Reviver Label Services.

 

2016/05 5:18 AM
​Alyssa Micaela Partners With Project 615 To Create “Getaway Car “T-Shirt-100% Of Proceeds Will Benefit Safe Haven

In just eight short weeks, Alyssa Micaela’s debut single “Getaway Car” has logged 2.9 million Spotify streams. She’s not wasting any time when it comes to paying it forward.  Micaela has partnered with Project 615 to create a special “Getaway Car” T shirt, and 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to Safe Haven Family Shelter, a shelter-to-housing program accommodating families experiencing homelessness in Middle Tennessee.

“My mom and I worked with the homeless community back in my hometown Odessa, TX and when I moved to Nashville a few years ago, I volunteered at Safe Haven and have been working with them ever since,” Micaela said. “The work they do and how they help families is so important and I am happy that I can help in this small way.  I am so grateful to my mom because if it weren’t for her teaching, I might never have found this passion.”

T-shirts can be purchased here:  http://alyssa.gobigwin.com/products/safe-haven-shirt.
From the beginning, Micaela’s “Getaway Car” came out of the gate strong, logging a quarter million streams in five days.  Now, with 2.9 million streams under her belt, the Odessa, Texas native is generating fans globally.

As a songwriter, Micaela has one of the hottest songwriters in music as her mentor. She has been working with Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, Little Big Town) for the past seven years. Micaela co-wrote her debut single, “Getaway Car,” with Derrick Southerland and Jesse Walker.  

Getaway Car is currently featured on Spotify’s Hot Country, New Boots and Wild Country Playlists. 
It’s available for purchase on the artist's website: http://alyssa.gobigwin.com/products/getaway-car-single. 

To learn more about Alyssa Micaela, please visit her website: http://alyssamicaela.com/.

2016/05 5:00 AM
Davis Media Downsizing As They Exit Columbia, SC Market

Davis Media, LLC is selling Triple A WWNU/92.1 The Palm/Irmo-Columbia, SC to Radio Training Network, Inc. The original plan was to then move the Triple A brand to the other station in the group which is a Country format. That has now changed.

Davis Media
, LLC has now agreed to sell WWNQ/94.3 FM The Dude), and online newspaper ColaDaily.com to Midlands Media Group. 

It is thought that the new owners will continue with the Country format.

2016/05 3:38 AM
Today’s Nielsen Audio Spring '16 Phase 1 Results Drop at 5 p.m. (ET) on AllAboutCountry

Today’s markets Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz; Springfield, MA; Little Rock; Greenville-New Bern; Columbia, SC; Spokane; and Des Moines. Find the ratings for the subscribing stations in the AllAboutCountry  News section after 5 p.m. (ET).   

Coming out Wednesday, May 25th: Colorado Springs; Toledo; Mobile; Wichita; and Madison.  

2016/05 3:20 AM
FCC Recommends FY2016 Regulatory Fee Schedule

The FCC's proposed fiscal year 2016 regulatory fee schedule has been released, with the agency looking to collect the $384,012,497 it promised to generate in its budget by taking in, among other amounts, $133.97 million from Media Bureau regulatees, including radio and TV stations.  The new schedule adds a class for radio broadcasters who serve 3,000,001-6,000,000 people and sets fees on a standardized incremental increase scale as the population served by the licensees’ increases.

The fees range from $690 for a Class C AM in areas serving under 25,000 in population to $17,175 for FM Classes B, C, C0, C1, and C2 for stations serving over 6 million in population. 


Check the full proposed schedule here.

2016/05 2:13 AM
Bluegrass and Gospel Master Doyle Lawson presents Burden Bearer

Mountain Home Music Companyhas announced a July 8, 2016 release date for BURDEN BEARER from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. 

Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. Burden Bearer is the latest example of the exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The album is reminiscent of a traditional “call to a camp meeting.” It is a special music event of Bluegrass Gospel and A Capella music celebrating the musical legacy of faith, hope, struggle and victory of the spirit. Old time renderings live alongside newly forged Gospel songs that pay tribute to the aged, but timeless Gospel convention music tradition.   
Although his musical gifts translate seamlessly from straight-up Bluegrass to Traditional Country, Doyle Lawson is undeniably the masterful purveyor of Bluegrass Gospel. With BURDEN BEARER, Lawson and his band deliver traditional convention songs such as “The Touch of His Gentle Hand” and “Get Right With God,” delivered in four-part harmonies in the perfected vocal style that only DL&Q can offer. This powerhouse ensemble carries forth with remarkable Bluegrass driven songs like “God “Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign.” New compositions that harken back to yesteryear include “Best Friend” and the title cut, “Burden Bearer.”  


Lawson’s current lineup is stronger than ever with lead vocals handled by Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston and Lawson himself. The harmony work on IN SESSION makes it clear why the group has won multiple IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards. \
Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012.  
The power of music is multi-faceted and far-reaching. No matter the trials, fans know that they can experience the transformative power of the music that comes from laying burdens at the altar.Burden Bearer is set for release on July 8.

2016/05 12:58 PM
WDSY/Pittbsurgh Sets Their Lineup For 'Y108 8 Man Jam' ***Today's Nielsen Rating Below***

CBS Radio Country WDSY/Y108/Pittsburgh has unveiled the lineup for its fifth annual "Y108 8 Man Jam" at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh's North Shore on Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m (ET).

The " Y108 8 Man Jam " will feature: Lee BriceKip MooreBrothers OsborneGranger SmithWilliam Michael MorganChris Lane, and David Ray.

The "Y108 8 Man Jam" is an exclusive, invite-only event.

For more information about ticket giveaways, visit here.

2016/05 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen audio Radio Ratings For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 5/23/16 Phase 1 SP 16









Akron
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WQMX-FM Country 8.5 6.9 8.0 8.1
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.2 5.3 4.6 4.8
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.6
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.5 1.6 1.4
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.3 0.9 1.1
WARF-AM All Sports * * 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Bakersfield
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KUZZ-FM Country 7.2 7.9 8.3 8.8
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 8.7 6.6 6.2
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.6
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.1
KRAB-FM Alternative 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.7
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.0 2.6 2.7 2.4
KRJK-FM Adult Hits 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.2
KCWR-FM Classic Country 1.8 2.4 1.5 1.6
KCHJ-AM Spanish Oldies 0.8 1.4 1.2 0.9
KVMX-FM Country 1.4 1.3 0.8 0.8
KBFP-AM Comedy * 0.5 * *
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.6 0.5 * *
KWAC-AM Spanish Sports * * 0.7 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Charleston, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.2 8.3 7.8 7.7
WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.8 9.5 7.1 7.7
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 5.4 4.7 5.2 5.9
WEZL-FM Country 6.9 4.4 4.3 5.3
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.2 5.6 5.3
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.8 5.1 4.0 5.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 3.5 4.9 4.0 4.8
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 7.2 4.8 4.8
WCKN-FM Country 3.1 3.0 4.9 4.6
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.7
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.5 4.8 3.7
WIWF-FM Country 2.9 3.7 2.3 2.4
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.7 1.4 1.9 1.8
WMXZ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.2 1.6 1.0 1.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WRVV-FM Classic Hits 5.9 7.4 7.5 8.2
WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.8 9.5 8.8 7.9
WHP-AM News Talk Information 5.5 6.5 5.1 5.6
WRBT-FM Country 6.0 5.3 4.5 3.9
WQXA-FM Active Rock 4.3 5.2 4.8 3.7
WHKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 2.8 3.9 3.4
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.1 3.3 2.8
WZCY-FM Country 1.9 1.9 2.5 2.5
WTKT-AM All Sports 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6
WHGB-AM Country * * 0.4 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Omaha-Council Bluffs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KXKT-FM Country 8.0 7.5 10.0 9.7
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.3 7.2 8.6 8.7
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 6.6 5.5 7.1 7.0
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 3.7 4.9 4.2
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.0 3.5 4.6 3.5
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.4
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.4 2.4 3.1 3.1
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.0
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional * 0.8 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
York
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/23/16
Subscribers Added:  5/23/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WSOX-FM Classic Hits 5.2 5.1 7.1 6.5
WARM-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 5.3 5.3 5.8
WSBA-AM News Talk Information 2.7 3.7 3.6 3.3
WONN-FM+ All Sports 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
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2016/05 9:37 AM
AAC Condolences To KTTI/Yuma, AZ And KXMF/Santa Maria, CA's Amy Cross On Death Of Her Father

Robert Cross
Condolences from AllAboutCountry to Amy Cross, Promotions Director/midday personality for El Dorado Broadcasters Country KTTI (95.1)/Yuma, AZ, and Rock KXFM (99.1)/Santa Maria, CA, on the death of her father, Robert Cross of Sebastian, FL, who passed yesterday (5/22). Her mother, Gladys Cross, died on February 7th this year.


Amy's parents were married 66 years. Our best wishes go out to her.

2016/05 8:35 AM
​Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Begins 'Walking The Floor' Podcast

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has launched his own bi-weekly podcast, "Walking The Floor," distributed through Podcastone.  The show, focusing mostly on Country, Roots, and Americana music, will post every other Monday.
 
Shiflett's debut episode is available today and features an interview with Dierks Bentley. Future guests will include Sturgill Simpson, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Social Distortion's Mike Ness, Jason Isbell, Buddy Miller, Old Dominion, Jack Ingram, producer Dave Cobb, and more, plus an interview with the late Merle Haggard.

Shiflett said, “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Podcastone network.  I’ve got a laptop full of interviews and we’re booking more every day, so 2016 is going to be a busy year for “Walking The Floor.”
 
Podcastone founder and Chairman Norm Pattiz added, “It’s great to have the talents of Chris now on Podcastone. The relationships he brings are an outgrowth of his many years as, quite literally, a ‘player’ in the music business. It’s great to have him aboard.”

2016/05 7:42 AM
Sending Sympathies To Jessie And Joey Schmidt

Condolences to Schmidt Relations President/CEO Jessie Schmidt and her musician husband Joey Schmidt on the passing of their daughter, Savannah who was only 21.

Savannah died very unexpectedly Thursday, May 19th.
Visitation was held Sunday (5/22) and services today (5/23) at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. Family and friends honored Savannah with a "Pink Out" during the funeral.

Send condolences to the Schmidt family here.

2016/05 7:41 AM
National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees

Voting for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees begins today.  The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization's nominating committee.  Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals, while the other two  will be voted on by the public. The public voting begins June 20 for eight nominations for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

Inductees will be announced July 11.  The induction ceremony will be held thursday, November 117 at teh Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.

Nominees to be voted on by voting participant panel:
 
Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), San Diego
Charles Laquidara, Boston
Bobby O’Jay, Memphis
Garland Robinette, New Orleans
 
Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
Tom Barnard, Minneapolis
BJ & Migs (BJ Shea & Steve Migs), Seattle
Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), Chicago
Preston and Steve (Preston Elliot & Steve Morrison), Philadelphia
 
Networks/Syndication (10 years or more)
American Top 40 & On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, Ryan Seacrest
The Fabulous Sports Babe, Nanci Donnellan
The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey
Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal
  
Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
Delilah, Delilah
Gospel Traxx with Walt “Baby” Love, Walt “Baby” Love
The Jim Rome Show, Jim Rome
The Kim Komando Show, Kim Komando
 
Nominees to be voted on by listeners nationwide:
 
Music Format On-Air Personality
Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton
Tom Kent
The Kevin & Bean Show (Kevin Ryder & Gene Baxter)
Bob Kingsley
 

Diane Rehm
Mike Francesa and Chris Russo
Michael Savage
Sean Hannity



 

2016/05 6:58 AM
Jacquelyn Marsha Opens Marushka Media

Jacquelyn Marushka has launched Marushka Media, an entertainment company specializing in branding, public relations and medai coaching.

She has been working for Shore Fire Media as GM since its launch three years ago.  Her 20 year career includes time at Sony Music Entertainment's Provident Label Group where she was VP/Public Relations.  

Get in touch with her at 615-417-6500 or here.

2016/05 6:42 AM
Mike Lawrence Passes

C
Dana and Mike
ondolences go out from AllAboutCountry.com to friends and family of Brazos Communications Country KHKX/idlandOdessa morning co-host Mike Lawrence.  Lawrence passed away suddently Saturday night  (5/21) in New Mexico.  He is survived by his wife, Dana Carole.  Carole was Lawrence's longtime co-hsot for 25 years on their "Mike and Dana Show."

His death comes one month after the couple was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of fame after their reirement from radio in late 2014.  The duo did onrings at three different stations in teh Midland-Odessa market durin gtheir 25 years there and were widely popular.  They were with KNFM in 1990 and moved across the street at KGEE for an 11-year run.  During that time they were awarded the CMA Station of the Year award.  In 2001 they launched KHKX for Brazos Communications.

In 2007 they received another CMA Personality of the Year Award.  Lawrence programmed KHKX in addition to doing mornings.  A page honoring the couple has been posted on teh KHKX website here.

Services are pending.

2016/05 4:30 AM
Country Winners at Billboard Awards

The Billboard Music Awards aired last night and Country winners included Thomas Rhett winning Top Country Song with "Die A Happy Man," Luke Bryan winning Top Country Artist and Chris Stapleton walking away with Top Country Album for "Traveller."

Country performances included Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed their duet "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" and, according to USA Today, were "crazy in love."

Other highlights included Celine Dion delivering a tearful speech and performance in memory of her late husband, Madonna Stevie Wonder and The Weeknd remembering Prince and Britney Spears opening with her greatest hits.

The full list of winners are below:

         Top Artist: ADELE
         Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): RIHANNA
         Top R&B Song: THE WEEKND, “The Hills”
         Top Billboard 200 Album: ADELE, 25
         Top Male Artist: JUSTIN BIEBER
         Top Country Song: THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man”
         Top Hot 100 Song: WIZ KHALIFA FT. CHARLIE PUTH, “See You Again”
         Top Hot 100 Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top New Artist: FETTY WAP
         Top Female Artist: ADELE
         Top Duo/Group: ONE DIRECTION
         Top Billboard 200 Artist: ADELE
         Top Song Sales Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Radio Songs Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Streaming Songs Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Social Media Artist: JUSTIN BIEBER
         Top Touring Artist: TAYLOR SWIFT
         Top R&B Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Rap Artist: DRAKE
         Top Country Artist: LUKE BRYAN
         Top Rock Artist: TWENTY ONE PILOTS
         Top Latin Artist: ROMEO SANTOS
         Top Dance/Electronic Artist: DAVID GUETTA
         Top Christian Artist: HILLSONG UNITED
         Top Gospel Artist: KIRK FRANKLIN
         Top Soundtrack: Pitch Perfect 2
         Top R&B Album: THE WEEKND, Beauty Behind the Madness
         Top Rap Album: MEEK MILL, Dreams Worth More Than Money
         Top Country Album: CHRIS STAPLETON, Traveller
         Top Rock Album: TWENTY ONE PILOTS, Blurryface
         Top Latin Album: JUAN GABRIEL, Los Dúo
         Top Dance/Electronic Album: ZEDD, True Colors
         Top Christian Album: LAUREN DAIGLE, How Can It Be
         Top Gospel Album: KIRK FRANKLIN, Losing My Religion
         Top Selling Song: ADELE, “Hello”
         Top Radio Song: WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up and Dance”
         Top Streaming Song (Audio): THE WEEKND, “The Hills”
         Top Streaming Song (Video): SILENTÓ, “Watch Me”
         Top Rap Song: WIZ KHALIFA FT. CHARLIE PUTH, “See You Again”
         Top Rock Song: WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance”
         Top Latin Song: NICKY JAM & ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “El Perdon”
         Top Dance/Electronic Song: MAJOR LAZER & DJ SNAKE FEATURING MØ, “Lean On”
         Top Christian Song: HILLSONG UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
                  Top Gospel Song: KIRK FRANKLIN, “Wanna Be Happy?”

 

2016/05 3:16 AM
Today Monday 5/23 Nielsen Audio Spring '16 Phase 1 Results Arrive For...

...Omaha; Bakersfield; Akron; Charleston, Sc; Harrisburg; and York. Find the ratings for the subscribing stations in the AllAboutCountry News section after 5 p.m. (ET).
Then on Tuesday, May 24th:  Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz; Springfield, MA; Little Rock; Greenville-New Bern; Columbia, SC; Spokane; and Des Moines.    

2016/05 3:11 AM
Third Annual Wild West Comedy Festival Draws Comedy Fans to Nashville for Seven Full Days of 30+ Shows

Jeff Foxworthy Performed to Sold-Out Crowd at First-Ever Ryman Auditorium Solo Appearance This past week.
Outback Concerts and Wild West Productions brought the biggest and brightest stars, as well as the hottest and most talked about up-and-comers, in comedy to Nashville. The third annual event, which is presented by Bud Light in association with Netflix and powered by SiriusXM, drew thousands of comedy fans to its over 30 shows at venues across Music City, including Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium, TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, Zanies Nashville, Exit/In and Third Man Records.

Performers included Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Tucker, TJ Miller, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin, Bill Burr, Miranda Sings and many more (full list below).


Making history once again, Jeff Foxworthy, the largest selling comedy-recording artist ever, not only performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time in his career, but he did it in front of a sold-out crowd.

“I will treasure and remember standing on that historic stage for all of my life,” said Foxworthy of the experience.

“Working on the festival was like a wild petunia in a field of janky daisies,” said Mike Smardak, president of Outback Concerts. “It brought me life."

The largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, Jeff Foxworthy headlined the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 21 to a sold-out crowd.
Zanies also hosted A Night of Standup Comedy with Brad Paisley on May 16.
wildwestcomedyfestival.com, facebook.com/wwcfNashville, @WildWestCF

2016/05 1:29 AM
John Berry Is Alive And Well

Country music artist John Berry is alive and well.  An AOL news story has many questioning the singer's status after a video was posted today reporting the death of John Berry of the Beastie Boys.  The news story video features many photos and video clips of John Berry the country star.
 
"I am saddened to hear of the news of the passing of Mr. Berry of the Beastie Boys but I felt the need to let folks know I am OK," says Berry.  "There was some apparent confusion with the journalist who put together the John Berry news video over at AOL.  I just want to clarify that I am alive and well.  I'd like to offer my condolences to Mr. Berry's family."
 
Berry is a two-time Grammy-nominated Country star that has placed 20 singles on the County hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country charts.  He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records.  Berry's co-written "A Mind Of Her Own" and "Kiss Me In The Car" introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me" and "You And Only You" thrust him to stardom in 1994. "Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye," "I Think About It All The Time," and "If I Had Any Pride Left At All" were all major hits the following year.  "Your Love Amazes Me" earned Berry a 1995 Grammy nomination.  
 
For more information visit johnberry.com.

2016/05 1:08 AM
He Just Knew It…Dustin Lynch Takes 'Mind Reader' To #1

Congrats from AllAboutCountry to Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch for scoring the #1 spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart with his single, "Mind Reader."

Praise to the entire BBR Music Group promo staff.

"Mind Reader" is Lynch's third consecutive #1 single, after "Hell Of A Night" in September and "Where It's At" in 2014. 

2016/05 12:57 PM
A-J Nielsen Audio Radio Ratings Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 5/20/16 PHASE 1 SP 16









Albuquerque
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.9 5.3 5.1
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 5.4 5.9 4.7 4.8
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.4 3.9 4.6 4.8
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 3.0 2.6 4.6 4.4
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 4.7 3.6 3.9
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.4
KBQI-FM Country 2.9 3.2 2.5 3.3
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 3.5 3.4 3.3
KRST-FM Country 2.9 3.5 2.7 3.0
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.8
KBQI-F2+ Classic Country 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.0
KOLZ-FM+ Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 2.3 1.7 2.0
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.4 2.0 1.7
KTEG-FM Alternative 2.1 2.3 1.7 1.7
KABQ-FM Classic Hits 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.6
KBZU-FM Country 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.4
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.1
KZRR-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.1
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 0.7 1.2 0.9
KNML-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.9
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality * * 0.5 0.7
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.9 12.2 11.2 10.8
WCTO-FM Country 9.8 10.0 10.4 9.8
WODE-FM Classic Rock 10.9 10.3 9.5 9.4
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.5 5.1 5.0 5.6
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 3.8 4.9 4.9 4.3
WWYY-FM Alternative 0.7 1.4 1.0 1.5
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 0.6 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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 7.3 7.6 8.3 8.5
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 7.1 9.0 8.3
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 9.5 8.2 7.5 7.6
KHEY-FM Country 5.6 6.8 5.8 6.3
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.2
KBNA-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.2
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 1.4 1.8 2.9 2.7
KHRO-AM Oldies 1.8 2.1 1.7 2.2
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 1.8 2.4 2.8 2.0
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.6
XHNZ-FM Mexican Regional 3.1 2.6 1.6 1.5
XHH-FM Mexican Regional 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.4
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.8 0.7 1.3 0.9
XEFV-AM Mexican Regional 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.7
XEWR-AM Spanish Religious 0.6 0.5 * 0.7
KHEY-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
KXPL-AM Mexican Regional * 0.5 * *
XEJ-AM Spanish News/Talk 0.6 * 0.5 *
XHGU-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.4 0.5 0.5 *
XHIM-FM Adult Hits 2.3 1.4 * *
XZOL-AM Spanish News/Talk 0.4 * * *
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.0 4.9 6.0 6.0
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 6.8 5.8 5.8
KMGV-FM Oldies 4.5 3.4 5.4 5.4
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 5.5 5.6 5.1 4.8
KSKS-FM Country 5.3 4.5 4.5 4.7
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 6.7 4.7 4.5
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 4.9 3.5 4.1 4.4
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 2.5 3.7 4.3
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 5.2 4.4 4.3
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 2.6 3.2 3.2 3.4
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.6
KHGE-FM Country 3.6 2.6 2.2 2.4
KKBZ-FM Active Rock 2.2 3.1 2.3 2.2
KFSO-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.0
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.7 2.1 1.9 2.0
KLLE-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.1
KCBL-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.7 0.5
KGST-AM All Sports 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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.1 13.2 13.6 12.8
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.6 7.8 7.5
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.4 5.8 6.1
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.8
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.5 3.5 3.8
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.9 2.3 2.8 3.5
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 4.3 2.7 2.5
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1
KHJZ-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 2.4 1.6 1.7
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.9 * 0.7
KIKI-AM All Sports 0.6 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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WXBQ-FM Country 20.6 18.3 17.0 19.3
WAEZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.4 7.2 8.2 9.5
WTFM-FM Adult Contemporary 7.2 9.4 10.0 9.1
WQUT-FM Classic Rock 9.8 9.4 7.8 8.9
WVEK-FM Classic Hits 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1
WFHG-FM News Talk Information 2.0 3.9 4.3 3.9
WEXX-FM Alternative 1.5 2.1 1.8 2.2
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.1 1.8 2.0
WRZK-FM Active Rock 4.4 3.1 2.2 2.0
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.7 1.2 1.2 1.0
WKOS-FM Country * 0.6 0.8 0.8
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WIVK-FM Country 14.5 13.8 12.0 12.7
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 3.4 4.3 4.2 4.2
WNML-FM All Sports 1.8 2.4 2.5 1.5
WMYL-FM Country 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.3
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.0
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.5 0.6 * *
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 6.9 8.8 7.5 6.6
WBSX-FM Active Rock 3.9 4.8 3.6 3.8
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 3.8 2.6 2.8
WSJR-FM Country 1.8 2.1 1.2 2.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

2016/05 10:54 AM
Brian "Munchie" Donovan Named Dir./Digital for iHeartMedia/Tampa Bay

Brian "Munchie" Donovan is the new Director of Digital effective Tuesday, July 1 for iHeartMedia/Tampa including Country WFUS.  

Donovan has over 20 years expeirence in the radio business, most recently as iHeartMedia/Hartford Dir./Digital and Top 40 WKSS, KISS 95.7 afternoon drive shot.  He began his career in 1996 as the night show producer for "The Kane Show" in iHeartMedia Tampa's 93.3 FLZ and the night show host for WVKS-FM in Toledo, Ohio.

Donovan will work with the cluster's programming staff and talent to deliver unique content across mobile social and web platforms in addition of on-air programming.

 

2016/05 10:40 AM
Nail Releases Special LP and Announces New Album

David Nail released a special EP, "Uncovered" today and announced his fourthh studio album, "Fighter," which will be released Friday, July 15.  "Uncovered" features four cover songs that have special meaning to Nail.  He also has an additioinal fifth track, a remake of "Looking For a Good Time," from his debut album, "I'm About To Come Alive."

"As I looked ahead to begin the process of recording my fourth studio album for MCA Nashville, I looked back at everything I have been through as an artist, as a man, as a husband, and now as a new dad," said Nail. "This is just a small taste of some of the music that has challenged me, music that I enjoy performing, listening to, or that I have related to in some capacity along the way in my journey to 'Fighter.'" 

 

2016/05 10:05 AM
Garth Adds Yankee Stadium Show

Garth Brooks continues to break records with his "Garth Brooks World Tour With Trisha Yearwood Tour."  He recently announced that he will play Yankee Stadium in New York City and tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m. (ET) and they were sold out in under an hour.

Brooks has added a second show and will now play Yankee on both Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.  In his press conference this week, he hinted that this show will be broadcast.  

For more information, visit his website.

2016/05 8:32 AM
Young Promoted at Capitol Nashville

Bobby Young has been promoted at Capitol Nashville to VP/Promotion.  Young has been the Director/Southeast Regional Promo for five years.  He handles Capitol's roster including Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady A., Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

“I cannot express how excited I am to have Bobby Young take the helm of Capitol Nashville promotion," said Universal Music Group Nashville SVP/Promotion Royce Risser. "Bobby has an amazing history and track record of success and is hands down the best person to lead the Capitol Nashville team to even greater heights. He has shown over and over again, with great instinct and great relationships that leadership runs through his veins. His attention to detail, work ethic, and decisiveness are only matched by his desire to win.  And win he does.”


 

2016/05 7:50 AM
Hungate Promoted at Black River Entertainment

Emily Hungate has been promoted to VP/Business Operations for Black River Entertainment.  Hungate has been with the company since 2010 and has been in the position of Sr. Director/Finance and Business Affairs in 2014.  



"Emily's  hard work and commitment to Black River continues to help us become the company we are striving to be," said Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr. "I'm proud to highlight her accomplishments and announce this promotion to Vice President of Business Operations." Hungate commented, "My work with Black River has been the most meaningful of my career. I am grateful to Gordon for both his leadership and guidance as my position within the company grows. I look forward to continuing to work with the entire Black River team as we pursue and achieve our collective goals." 



Reach out to Hungate at (615) 780-3084 or send your congratulations via email here.
 
 

2016/05 7:21 AM
Davis Going to Nash FM 103.3

Cumulus Media annoujnces that Heather Davis (left) has joined WKDF/Nash FM 103.3/Nashville.  She will be doing middays.  Davis was most recently with Curtis Media's Country WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC.  Prior to that she hosted mornings nad WGNA FM in Albany NewYork and hosted middays for Townsuare's 106.5 WYRK in Buffalo.   Davis graduated from North Carolina State University.

Charlie Cook, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Nashville and Vice President, Country, for Cumulus Media said: “The minute I heard Heather’s audio I knew that she was the sound we need on WKDF. I love her varied on-air experience and she is a social media monster, which is so important today. We are looking forward to Heather joining radio’s best company in one of America’s best cities.”


Davis said, “I am so incredibly excited to be joining the NASH 103.3 team. It's a dream come true to be living and working in the home of country music. I can't wait to experience my first CMA Music Fest and all that Nashville has to offer.”
 
 

2016/05 6:51 AM
Rizer Leaves Sirius XM

Executive Producer will leave SiriusXM May 31 after 15 years with the company.

"I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've had over the last 15 years in satellite radio, and am excited to explore what the future might bring," she says. 

Reach at her at 615-337-6547 or here

 

2016/05 6:40 AM
Nail Releases Special LP and Announces New Album

David Nail released a special EP, "Uncovered" today and announced his fourthh studio album, "Fighter," which will be released Friday, July 15.  "Uncovered" features four cover songs that have special meaning to Nail.  He also has an additioinal fifth track, a remake of "Looking For a Good Time," from his debut album, "I'm About To Come Alive."

"As I looked ahead to begin the process of recording my fourth studio album for MCA Nashville, I looked back at everything I have been through as an artist, as a man, as a husband, and now as a new dad," said Nail. "This is just a small taste of some of the music that has challenged me, music that I enjoy performing, listening to, or that I have related to in some capacity along the way in my journey to 'Fighter.'" 

 

2016/05 6:31 AM
Sammy Kershaw Celebrates Grandbaby #10

Sammy Kershaw is busy celebrating the birth of his 10th grandchild, Ellis Kane Kershaw.  Ellis is the son of daughter, Emily Kershaw and he was born May 18, 2016 at 10:03 p.m.

"Miracles just keep happening in my life!" says Kershaw.  "I thank the Good Lord and I am very proud of my daughter, Emily."

Kershaw's new grandson was delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital in Nashville.  He weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

 

2016/05 6:13 AM
Don Benson To Be Honored With National Radio Award

Don Benson, former Lincoln Financial President/CEO will be given the National Radio Award September 21 during the Radio Lunchon at the RAB/NAB Radio Show in Nashville.

"Don Benson has advanced the radio business with his strategic and thoughtful leadership," says NAB EVP/Radio John David. "This recognition is timely and fitting for , who is held in the highest regard for his integrity and genuine commitment and service to broadcasting."

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