2017/10 8:30 AM
Town square Tapps Craig Marks as Director of Editorial

Townsquare Media has named vet editor and journalist Craig Marks as Director or Editorial.  Marks will oversee editorial content a ross web, social and video for eight of Townsquare's music and entertianment brands including TasteofCountry, TheBoot, Loudwire, Popcrush, Screencrush, UltimatClassic Rock, diffuser and The Bombbox. He joins Vanessa Satten, longtime Editor in Chief of Towsquare's Hip-Hop brand XXL.

"We are thrilled that Craig is bringing his dynamic expertise in creating compelling original content to our already influential brands,” commented SVP/Digital Jared Willig. “Craig’s track record in overseeing the content strategy of some of the most important editorial voices in pop culture speaks for itself. We already reach millions of music and entertainment enthusiasts every month, and are excited that his leadership will enable us to grow even further.”

Marks has served as the exeuctive editor at Billboard adn as editor-in-chief of Blender magazine, Spin and Popdust.  "I am thrilled to be joining such an innovative, multi-platform company as Townsquare,” said . “I look forward to participating in the continued growth of the company and its industry leading music and pop-culture brands.”

 

2017/10 1:00 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 1/17/17 For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SU 17 ***Today's News Stories Follow The Ratings***






AKRON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/17/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/17/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WQMX-FM Country 5.5 7.6 5.3 7.7
WNIR-FM News Talk Information 5.2 5.2 4.6 5.4
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 4.5 5.2 5.9 5.1
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.3 3.4 3.6
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.3
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.5 0.7
WCLV-FM Classical 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:  10/17/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/17/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.3 10.4 11.4 8.4
WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 6.9 9.1 7.9 7.0
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.1 3.9 4.9 5.2
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 4.7 4.9 5.0
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 3.7 5.5 4.3 4.5
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 5.2 3.5 5.0 4.5
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 4.6 5.3 4.3
WEZL-FM Country 4.0 4.1 3.5 4.1
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 6.5 4.7 4.6 3.2
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.0 2.9 3.2
WCKN-FM Country 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.1
WMXZ-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.9 1.8 2.2 3.1
WYBB-FM Active Rock 2.8 3.3 2.4 2.5
WIWF-FM Country 3.2 3.3 2.5 2.1
WCOO-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.0
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.4 2.8 1.1 2.0
WSPO-AM Gospel * * * 0.6
           
*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:  10/17/17
Subscribers Added:  10/17/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.3 7.9 9.1 10.5
KLOK-FM Mexican Regional 6.5 6.7 7.1 5.8
KWAV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.0 5.0 5.8 5.1
KCDU-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 3.8 4.4 4.0
KHIP-FM Classic Rock 3.3 3.8 4.4 3.7
KPIG-FM Album Adult Alternative 3.0 2.6 3.8 3.7
KTOM-FM Country 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.7
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.7 3.3 3.7 2.6
KKHK-FM Adult Hits 2.6 2.9 3.4 2.0
KSES-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 3.0 1.4 2.0
KPRC-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.9 4.7 2.6 1.5
KION-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.6
KOCN-FM HD2 News Talk Information * * * 0.5
KMBX-AM Spanish Religious 2.0 0.5 0.9 *
           
*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:  10/17/17
Subscribers Added:  10/17/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WBBS-FM Country 10.9 10.1 12.5 10.5
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.1 7.3 8.1
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 8.0 8.0 7.4 6.3
WYYY-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 6.3 5.3 5.6
WWHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 5.1 5.7 4.8
WAQX-FM Alternative 4.1 3.2 3.2 4.1
WSEN-FM Oldies 4.1 5.0 5.8 3.6
WMVN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 3.4 2.8 2.5
WXTL-FM Classic Rock 1.1 2.1 1.3 2.3
WOLF-FM New Country 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.0
WHEN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.1 1.8 1.1 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
Copyright © 2005-2017  The Nielsen Company.

2017/10 9:04 AM
MusicMaster Partners With CBS Radio

MusicMaster, Inc. has announced a new partnership with CBS Radio. The organization have chosen MusicMaster's scheduling software to program across the roster of leading stations.

"We are excited to partner with MusicMaster and provide our team with their advanced music scheduling software,” said Jeff Sottolano, Vice President of Programming, CBS Radio.  “Their tools will empower our best in class programmers to curate amazing audio experiences for our listeners.”

Launched in 1983 by President/Founder Joseph Knapp as A-Ware Software, the Dallas based scheduling giant is now found in over 100 countries worldwide.

Knapp said, “The explosive growth of MusicMaster continues with an exciting opportunity to serve CBS Radio, including some of America's finest radio stations. The impressive list of legendary call letters that have joined the MusicMaster family is mind-blowing. The initial positive feedback makes us especially proud as we look forward to many years of helping these stations grow in new ways with MusicMaster.”

For additional information go to www.MusicMaster.com.
 

2017/10 8:57 AM
Chris Lane Most Added

Great work by Chris Lane and his promo team at Big Loud as his new single, "Take Back Home Girl," featuring Tori Kelly is the most added with 61 first-week Mediabase adds.

Congrats to Big Loud President Clay Hunnicutt, Director/National Promo Stacy Blythe, Director/Southeast Promo Tyler Waugh, Director/Northeast Promo Nikki Jimenez, Director/West Coast Promo Dave Kirth, Director Midwest Promo John D'Amico and Coordinator/Promotion Maggie Abrams.

2017/10 8:52 AM
KKWF, 100.7 The Wolf/Seattle Looking For Morning Co-Host

Entercom Country KKWF, 100.7 The Wolf/Seattle is looking for a morning co-host to join Matt McAllister, who joined the station earlier this month.

An ideal candidate will be experience on-air, a lover of Country music nad the Pacific Northwest and familiar with the station's target audience of women 25-54. Applicants should understand the target demo and the lives they live, offer their life as an open book and be fearless, funny engaging nad have an understanding of morning showfundamentals and strong social media skills. Ability to host music-driven dayparts is a plus.  If you think you can howl in harmony on  "The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister," check out the job posting here.

 

2017/10 8:48 AM
WKLB/Boston To Temporarily Rebrand As "Kenny 102.5"

WKLB, Country 102.5/Boston will temporarily rebrand the station to "Kenny 102.5" in honor of Kenny Chesney visiting the statoin on Friday, October 27.  Chesney will be on-air with WKLB middayer Carolyn Kruase.  He will also have lunch with 50 contest winners to discuss his new live album and more.

Boston will be the only market visits in person to promote his "Live In No Shoes Nation" album, which will be released the same day as WKLB/Boston special event.  Ten of the 29 tracks on the live album were recorded from shows that tood place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA throughout the years.

2017/10 8:43 AM
Grand Ole Opry To Undergo $12 Million Expansion

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville is about to undergo a $12 million expansion, which will include a 5,000 ssquare foot retain footprint, additional food and beverage options, a redesigned box office, VIP lounge area with a backstage tour theater and approximately 1,300 additional surface parking spaces.

According to Ryman Hospitality Properties Chairman/CEO Colin Reed, "As Country music's popularity continues to increase worldwide, more people than ever before are making the journey to Nashville to experience the magic of the Grand Ole Opry first hand. This expansion will allow us to improve our guest experience before and after the shows, while also providing us the opportunity to meet growing customer demand for additional Opry-themed experiences, enhanced food and beverage options, and expanded tour offerings."
 

2017/10 8:35 AM
Beasley To Host "Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing"

Beasley Media Group will host "Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing" on Thursday, October 19 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas featuring performances from Big & Rich and Cam, plus a surprise appearance from an unnamed Country artist. the concert will honor victims, survivors and first responders from the tragedy at Route 91 Harvest Festival earlier this month.  One hundred percent of donations will benefit the Steve Sisolak Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

Due to the kindness and support of the Beasley family, mega Country recording artists, the Country community, and the Orleans Arena/Boyd Gaming, we have the opportunity to present 'A Night Of Healing' for affected families and also give special thanks to our first responders," said Beasley Media Group Pres./LasVegas/Market Manager Tom Humm. "It is our privilege and honor to help in any small way we can as proud members of this community. Vegas Strong!"

2017/10 8:34 AM
Lots Went Down In Nashville Last Night

Several noteworthy things happened in Nashville last night.  Just as the Titans were about ready to have their first win over the Indianapolis Colts in several years during a nationally televised "Monday Night Football" game; Frankie Ballard played for an intimate crowd at "The End;" Keith Urban threw a surprise pop-up concert at "The Basement and Garth Brooks sat in on a writers' round with some of his songwriting friends at the Bluebird Cafe.  The Garth appearance was part of WISX, This Big 98/Nashville's "Secret Show and a celebration of the Bluebird Cafe's 35th birthday as well as the celebration of the first year of Sirius XM's "The Garth Channel."

Garth also launched pre-orders fro part one of his forthcoming anthology book series, "Part 1, The First Five Years." The occasion was documented beforehand with Brooks' weekly Facebook Live series, "Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation." The first part of the Bluebird show was also broadcast live via "The Garth Channel." After the show Brooks stood outside the Bluebird and signed autographs, took picutres and chatted with fans.

It was just over a year ago that Garth appeared at the Bluebird to surprise his co-writers and friends Kent Blazy, Pat Alger, Tony Arata and Victoria Shaw.  During last night's session, the same names gathered in a circle, paid tribute to their longstanding friendships and the hit songs that have manefested from them, and swapped stories.  Many of those stories will be available in written form when "Part 1, the First Firve Years" street on Tuesday, November 14.  

"It starts at the beginning and it's told by everybody there at the beginning," shared Brooks of the boxed book and music collection.  "Everybody that had anything to do with the first part of that--the first five years as far as recroding teh music and writing the msuic creating it--they're all in here and all interviewed." 

More info and pre-orders for "Part 1, the First Five Years" are available here.

2017/10 8:31 AM
Trisha Surprised By Jimmy Carter

Trisha Yearwood was surprised onstage by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter during last week's Mercedes-Benz Stadium show in her home state of Georgia. Carter presented Yearwood with a proclamation for her work with Habitat For Humanity.  Yearwood has worked on building homes and communities for those who need shelter and aid.

"It's such an honor to receive recognition from my home state of Georgia  and to have President Jimmy Carter, a man who has inspired me, present my proclamation, is truly special," Yearwood said. "The work Habitat For Humanity does is so important, and I’m humbled to be a part of their organization. I hope to continue working on site builds for a very long time."

2017/10 8:28 AM
Fitz Added At KTKU, KGTW and KBYB

Alaska KTKU/Juneau, KGTW/Ketchikan and KBYB/Texarkana, TX added the syndicated Fitz Show in afternoon drive.  The first broadcast was yesterday (10/16).

"We are elated that mega-country personality Fitz has joined us in all three markets," says PD Chuck Geiger."I have often called Fitz the 'Seacrest of Country' with more showbiz and energy."

2017/10 8:24 AM
Teresa George Joins BluCycles

Former ACM SVP/Brand Intergration and Strategic Partnerships Terese George has joined the tech compnay BluCycles as Managing Partner.  

"In addition to her relationships with brands, Teresa brings a wealth of marketing strategy and entertainment experience," says GM Van Simmons.

George left ACM in June after 17 years.  Reach her here

2017/10 8:22 AM
Shore Fire Media Needs PR Up and Comer

Shore Fire Media has an entry-level opening in its Nashville office for a sharp up-and coming PR pro.  Qualified candidates need to ahve a broad knowledge of music and the ability to handle a diverse cliet roster. Responsibilities include pitching and getting stories into media and working with journalists, clients and other publicists.

The right candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and experience at college radio, newspaper of concert promotion.  Send materials to Chris Brudzinski at Shore Fire here .

2017/10 8:19 AM
Blackwell To Be Inducted Inot The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dewayne Blackwell will join Vern Gosdin, Jim McBride, Walt Aldridge and Tim Nicols in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame reports NSHoF member Chair of the organization's Board of Directors.

"There was a tie this year in our veteran category and our board unanimously agreed that both writers should be inducted," says Alger.  "Dewayne is presenting living outside the country and consequently it took us a while to locate him and give him the good news. He is a master songwriter with a long career of influential hits beginning at the birth of rock and roll with 'Mr. Blue' and including one of the most played songs of modern times – 'Friends In Low Places.' He is a most welcome addition to our Hall of Fame." The five new inductees will be honored Oct. 23 during the 47th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Nashville's Music City Center.

2017/10 7:13 AM
Wilson and Prasad Promoted At Townsquare

Townsquare Media has announced the promotion of Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasad to co-chief executive officers, reporting to the board to directors.  Townsquare founder and current CEO Steven Price (left) will transition to a new role of executive chair of the board.  In addition, Erik Hellum has been appointed to the role of COO/local media.

"Appointing two of our longtime senior executives as co-chief executive officers will allow Townsquare to strengthen and solidify its management team while preserving continuity and stability," said David Quick, a Townsquare board member since inception and managing director at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Townsquare's principal shareholder. "Our board is pleased that Steven will continue to focus on the company's overall strategic direction, and we are appreciative that Townsquare will continue to benefit from Steven's counsel through his continued leadership of the board."

Price said, "I want to congratulate both Bill and Dhruv on this well-deserved appointment. I am confident that this team, along with the rest of our senior executives, will lead our organization superbly as we further strengthen our position in the marketplace,. I am eager to begin my new role as executive chairman and look forward to working with Bill and Dhruv to execute upon the company's strategy."


 

2017/10 8:59 AM
Chris Young Announces "Losing Sleep World Tour"

With days to go until his induction as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep. Chris Young is revealing the launch of his 2019  headlining concerts.  "Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour" will kick-off in the new year with 18 shows during the initial winter run.

"I'm excited about getting out on the road in teh new year with Kane and the guys from Lanco," says Young.  "It's been really cool to write, record and tour with Kane over the last year.  And then to have Lanco bring their unique energy out on the road too-I can guarantee it's going to be a great time.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (ocal time).  A limited number of VIP packages will also be available Ocotber 17.  Tickets can be purchased at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

2017/10 8:55 AM
Fletch and Jai Added At WVVR/Clarksville, TN

"Fletch & Jai" have been added to WVVR, Beaver 100.3/Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY for mornings effective Monday, October 16.  It's a return to mornings for Fletch, who previosly did mornings on Beaver fro 13 years prior to taking a two-year hiatus from the station.  Jai joins from the "Dawson McAllister Live" and "Dawson McAllister Late Nights" programming.

The addition of 'Fletch and Jai' completes the new Beaver line up, as former mornings hosts Monica Reed and Nick went from middays to afternoons.

 

2017/10 8:49 AM
Kacey Musgraves Ties The Knot

Congrats to Kacey Musgraves who married singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly on Saturday, October 14.  Musgraves tipped off fans on Saturday monring share "Today" via Twitter wtih a bride emoji and hearts.

She then followed up with a series of Tweets on Sunday (10/15) sharing previews of her flowers and saying, "When you get to chage this name in your phone to 'Husband,'" and "Last night.  Can't wait to show y'all more later when I come down offa cloud 9."

The couple announced their engagement via social media last Christmas.

 

2017/10 8:43 AM
Chris Stapleton To Release "From A Room: Volume 2"

Chris Stapleton will be releasing the follow-up to his "From a Room Volume 1" album. On Friday, December 1 "From A Room: Volume 2 will be released.  Stapleton made the announcement at his Bridgestone Arena shows in Nashville over the weekend.

Stapleton also shared via Instagram writing, "From a Room: Volume 2 December 1" with a video from the concert announcement attached.

 


2017/10 8:39 AM
Coffin to Leave BBR Music Group

Manager of Marketing Marisa Coffin is leaving the company to return to her home state of Florida.   has been with BBR since last July and handled logistics and assisted in carrying out details of all marketing plans for the label group.

BBRMG is looking for her replacement.  Qualified candidates should have two to four years of marketing or music business experience.  Interrested applicants should send resumes to BBRMG VP/Marketing JoJamie Hahr here.

2017/10 8:32 AM
Academy of Country Music's Tiffany Moon Exits

Academy of Country Music (ACM) EVP/Manager Tiffany Moon has left after 15 years.  There are no current plans to fill the position.  Get in touch with her here.

Moon has been with the ACM since 2003 when she started as a project manager and was elevated to EVP/Managing Director in 2011.  She oversaw the ACM office on an executive level and handled ticketing initiatives surrounding the ACM's televised events.  Moon also served as interim CEO for the ACM following Bob Romeo leaving last year.  She handled those responsibilities until ACM CEO Pete Fisher came last January.

2017/10 8:25 AM
Kane Brown's "What Ifs" Reaches #1

Congrats to Kane Brown and his promo staff at RCA Nashville who took the top spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart this week with "What Ifs," featuring Nashville's Lauren Alaina.  This is Brown's first career #1.

Great work by Sony Music Nashville EVP/Promo and Artist Development Steve Hodges; RCA Nashvillle SVP/Promo Dennis Reese; SMN Mgr. Promotion and Artist Development Jenny Shearin, Director of Naitonal Promo Lauren Thomas and Director of Promo Strategy and Analysis RG Jones; RCA Nashille Director of Northeast Promo Dan Nelson, Director of Regional Promotion Matt Galvin, Director of Regional Promotion Liz Sledge, anager/West Coast Promo Larry Santiago, Manager/Midwest Promo David "Bubba" Berry and Promo Specialist Nicole  

2017/10 8:17 AM
Midwest Communications KTWB/Sioux Falls Makes Staff Changes

Midwest Communications Country KTWB/Sioux Falls, SD had a busy Friday as it changed airshifts and added KC Capra (left) for "live " nights.  He was most recently with WNKS/Charlotte where he handled part-time air shifts and was a member of the promo staff.

Capra succeeds Robbie Owens who has moved to afternoon drive, taking over for longtime PM driver Cindy Rippe, who moves across the hall for middays on AC sister KELO.  The final change is Ryan Kelly, previously middays at KELO; she'll take the 9 a.m.-noon shift at KTWB.

2017/10 8:11 AM
iHeartMedia Jacksonville Makes Moves In Programming

iHeartMedia/Jacksonville's Market President Nicky Sparrow has made moves in the programming division.

Country WQIK PD Cindy Spicer is upped to Sr. PD, Skip Kelly rises to PD of Top 40 WKSL, 97.9 Kiss FM while keeping his current duties as PD of Adult Hits WWJK, 107.3 The River and Tropical WQIK-HD2, Rumba 106.9 and Seth Harp is promoted to PD of WFXJ, Sportsradio 930.

They also announced that Urban AC WSOL, V 101.5 PD G Wiz is "the permanent SVP of Programming."

Sparrow wrote in an email to staffers, "We are very fortunate to have such talented people in our building. Each one of them go above and beyond to ensure iHeart/Jacksonville's success.  They are great resources for us as well as the company as a whole. We are excited about these moves and the acknowledgement of the leadership and talent in our market."

2017/10 8:00 AM
Nia Marciante New Director of Marketing For iHeartMedia/Richmond, VA

Congrats to Nia Marciante who has been appointed Director of Marketing for iHeartMedia/Richmond, VA's eight station cluster effective Monday, October 30.  The cluster includes Country B 98.5. Most recently she was doing Promotions at iHeartMedia/Philadelphia.  She will work closely with PDs, sales and on-air personalities to create unique marketing opportunities in Virginia.  She will also oversee all on-air promotions, events and partnerships across ther Richmond cluster.

"Nia has proven herself in Philadelphia over the last four years," iHeartMedia/Richmond SVP/Programming Zac Davis said, "She is the right choice to champion our marketing efforts with our very diverse and creative team in RVA.”

Added Marciano,  “iHeart has been my passion since I started in 2013. I am excited to bring what I have learned in Philadelphia to lead the marketing efforts in collaboration with the team in Richmond. I look forward to being part of the iHeart/Richmond family.”
 

2017/10 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations 10/13/2017 AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SU 17 ***Today's News Below The Ratings***






BAKERSFIELD
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/13/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KISV-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 8.4 7.2 9.8
KUZZ-FM Country 9.1 8.8 10.1 8.5
KKBB-FM Rhythmic Oldies 5.0 4.9 8.0 5.8
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 7.0 8.3 7.3 5.6
KNZR-AM News Talk Information 3.4 5.4 4.4 5.4
KGFM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.0 4.5 3.3 4.2
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 3.1 3.5 4.7 3.9
KKXX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 2.6 3.1 3.9
KEBT-FM Mexican Regional 2.8 2.3 1.5 3.8
KRAB-FM Alternative 3.5 3.1 2.7 3.5
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.8 5.1 2.7 3.4
KCWR-FM Classic Country 2.4 2.6 3.1 3.1
KLLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.8 2.0 2.6
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.6 2.6 2.7 1.7
KCHJ-FM Spanish Oldies 1.2 2.8 1.5 1.2
KRJK-FM Country 2.0 * 1.3 1.2
KERN-AM News Talk Information 1.5 2.2 1.1 1.1
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.5 * 0.5 0.8
KGEO-AM All Sports * * * 0.5
KWAC-AM Spanish 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:  10/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/13/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.3 12.0 12.3 10.9
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.6 5.3 8.9
KDDB-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 7.2 7.3 7.6
KUMU-FM Rhythmic AC 4.8 5.7 4.1 5.7
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.1 6.0 5.2
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 5.2 5.5 5.1
KUBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.0 3.4 3.3
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 5.2 4.0 2.9
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.4 4.4 2.8
KQMQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 3.1 2.9 2.8
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 3.2 2.2 2.8 2.7
KPOI-FM Alternative 1.1 1.4 1.4 2.2
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2
KKEA-AM All Sports 3.1 1.7 1.9 1.7
KUBT-FM HD2 Rhythmic Oldies * 0.6 0.8 0.8
KHKA-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
KIKI-AM All Sports * * 0.6 *
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.7 * *
           
*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:  10/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/13/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WIVK-FM Country 12.2 9.7 11.3 10.9
WIMZ-FM Classic Rock 9.7 7.9 9.2 8.6
WWST-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.9 7.5 8.7 7.8
WJXB-FM Adult Contemporary 9.4 6.2 7.7 7.3
WKHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 7.7 7.2 6.9
WNOX-FM Classic Hits 2.9 3.1 3.7 5.8
WCYQ-FM Country 3.7 2.6 5.2 5.0
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 4.8 6.2 4.5 3.9
WDKW-FM Country 2.9 3.3 2.5 2.7
WNML-FM All Sports 2.7 2.2 1.5 1.6
WMYL-FM Country 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.2
WYSH-AM Classic Country * * * 0.6
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 * 0.6 *
           
*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:  10/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/13/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KXKT-FM Country 7.9 7.9 8.1 9.3
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 4.6 5.7 7.7
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.9 8.7 7.9 6.7
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 8.5 7.5 7.6 6.3
KQCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.3 5.7 6.3
KEZO-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.0 5.2 5.0 4.9
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.5 3.1 4.0 4.7
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.8 4.6 4.1 4.2
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.7
KKCD-FM Classic Rock 3.9 3.9 4.2 3.6
KSRZ-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.6
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 1.5 3.1 2.2
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.5 2.1 1.4 1.8
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.4
KXSP-AM All Sports 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.2
KFFF-FM HD2 Mexican Regional * * * 0.7
KISO-FM HD2 Classic Rock 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional 0.8 * * *
           
*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:  10/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/13/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KWEN-FM Country 5.9 5.8 6.3 7.4
KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.6 5.4 7.4 6.6
KRMG-FM News Talk Information 9.5 9.5 8.4 6.6
KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 4.5 4.3 6.2
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 4.8 5.7 6.2 6.2
KXBL-FM Classic Country 4.6 4.2 3.8 5.8
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.0 4.7 5.5
KVOO-FM Country 4.1 4.6 4.9 5.1
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.0
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.5
KTGX-FM Country 2.4 1.8 3.4 3.2
KTGX-FM HD2 Oldies * 1.3 1.1 1.2
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 2.2 1.4 2.0 1.1
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.6
KTBZ-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 * *
KWEN-FM HD2 Christian Adult Contemporary 1.0 * 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

2017/10 10:08 AM
Jennings New PD At WCKN/Charleston, SC

Jess Jennings has been named PD/afternoon host at WCKN, Kickin' 92.5/Charleston, SC.  She succeeds Andy Webb who left in August.  Jennings previously worked at KUPI/Idaho Falls, ID. She announced her departure from the morning show last week.

Jennings previously served as midday host at WUBB, Bob 106.9/Savnnah-Hilton Head, GA.  She also spent time at KTHK, 105.5 The Hawk/Idaho Falls, ID.  Her last day on the air at KUPI is today.  She begins her new role at WCKN on Monday, Octoebr 23.  Congratulate here.

2017/10 9:15 AM
Drew Blakely Named 117 Management VP

Conway Entertainment Group's Drew Blakely​ will lead the management division of the recently launched 117 Management, whose star client is Country Music Hall-of-Famer ​Bobby Bare.

​117 Management's President/CEO ​Zach Farnum​ announced the news.

​Blakely can be reached at /blog/

2017/10 9:05 AM
Seattle's KKWF to Host Hometown Holiday Show

Entercom Country KKWF (100.7 The Wolf)/Seattle announced its annual end-of-year "Hometown Holiday" show will be at the Accesso Showare Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

KKWF PD Drew Bland confirmed ​Big & Rich, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Michael Ray and Timinsky​ will be among the performers.

2017/10 9:00 AM
Jason Aldean Tour Resumes in Tulsa

Broken Bow's Jason Aldean resumed his tour in Tulsa, OK, Thursday night.

​It was less than two weeks ago that his set in Las Vegas was shattered by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Dean​ saluted the Tulsa crowd, thanking them for their attendance and support.
 

2017/10 8:22 AM
Eric Church Premieres Special Tour Documentary

Eric Church will premiere a special tour documentary and concert event tonight On AT&T Audience Network via DirectTV, AT&T U-Verse and on-demand via Direct TV Now.  The one-hour "Holding My Own" documentary will begin at 8 p.m. "Holdin' My Own Tour."

Immediately following the "Holding My Own" documentary, a second one-hour special, "Eric Church: On The Rocks," will air, which was recorded live on location at Red Rock Amphitheater in Coloradio in 2016.

2017/10 8:15 AM
Country Rising Scheduled for October 20

Following its original postponement, the on-sale date for "Country Rising" has been rescheduled for Friday, October 20.  The event will support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in additiono to those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean Islands  who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.

Keith Urban has been added to the lineup.  He joins Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood.  The event will take placce at the Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, November 12.  Due to a conflict, Garth Brooks will no longer take plart but will donate all proceeds from his two added Spokane show dates on Sunday, November 12 directly to the Country Rising Fund to benefit the cuases.  For more information go here.

2017/10 8:11 AM
Cruise Cruises Across the Hall

Chris Cruise, morning co-host for Top 40 KSAS, 103.5 Kiss FM/Boise has crossed the hall after 18 months at Country clustermate KAWO, WOW 104.3.  He takes over for KAWO PD Rich Summers.

Cruise has been in Country and did evenings at KMPS/Seattle before taking the joob at KISS.  Cruise told his listeners in a station blog, "I could not be any more ecstatic to be moving next door (literally, their studio shares a wall with the KISS studio) and dive head-first back into Country music. Heck, maybe I’ll even buy me a boat." 

He will join KAWO afternoons beginning Tuesday, October 17.

2017/10 8:03 AM
KSON Shows Support For Las Vegas Tragedy

KSON/San Diego showed their support for hte country msuic commmunity and those affected by the tragedy at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas by creating a human peace sign earlier this week.  Over 500 KSON listeners joined members of the San Diego Padres, the Padres Pad Squad, the San Diego Shockers, the San Diego Gulls and othe local news outslets to create the symbol.

Check out the video from "John and Tammy" via Facebook .

 

2017/10 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SU 17

A LBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WGNA-FM Country 6.4 7.1 6.7 8.5
WPYX-FM Classic Rock 5.3 5.5 5.8 8.1
WFLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.0 5.0 5.9
WYJB-FM Adult Contemporary 7.0 5.0 5.7 5.2
WGY-AM News Talk Information 5.5 5.1 6.9 5.0
WRVE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.6 4.0 4.9 4.2
WTRY-FM Classic Hits 5.5 4.8 4.5 4.0
WAJZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 2.5 4.0 3.1
WKKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 2.5 2.3 3.1
WKLI-FM New Country 3.1 3.0 4.5 3.0
WROW-AM Oldies 2.7 2.5 3.1 2.4
WQBK-FM Mainstream Rock 2.8 2.7 3.2 2.1
WQSH-FM Adult Hits 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.9
WQSH-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 2.0 3.3 2.1 1.9
WTMM-FM All Sports 1.8 1.5 2.2 1.8
WGDJ-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.6
WFFG-FM Country 0.7 0.7 * 0.8
WRVE-FM HD2 Country * * * 0.7
WOFX-AM All Sports * * * 0.6
WNYQ-FM Classic Hits 0.7 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.1 10.5 10.9 9.3
WODE-FM Classic Rock 11.6 8.6 9.9 9.2
WCTO-FM Country 10.5 9.7 8.6 8.6
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 6.6 6.7 6.6
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.7 6.7 6.1 6.3
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 4.2 5.1 3.9 5.0
WWYY-FM Alternative 1.3 1.4 0.8 0.9
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.9 0.5 * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
DAYTON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WHKO-FM Country 11.3 10.4 10.5 12.0
WTUE-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.5 7.3 6.6 7.9
WMMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.7 5.8 6.6 7.6
WHIO-AM News Talk Information 8.2 7.3 6.8 7.2
WDHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 6.5 7.3 6.9
WROU-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.5 5.9 5.6 5.7
WCHD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 4.0 4.8 4.0
WZDA-FM Alternative 2.2 3.3 2.5 3.1
WGTZ-FM Adult Hits 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.8
WCLI-FM Country 2.1 2.7 2.2 2.3
WRZX-FM Classic Hits 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.1
WZLR-FM Classic Hits 2.6 2.0 2.0 1.8
WYDB-FM Country 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4
WING-AM All Sports 1.2 0.7 0.9 0.6
WHKO-FM HD3 Urban Oldies 0.6 0.9 * 0.5
WONE-AM All Sports * 0.7 0.5 *
           
*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:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.1 6.9 6.7
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 6.1 5.4 5.1
KJFX-FM Classic Rock 4.3 3.4 3.6 4.8
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.6 5.3 6.4 4.8
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 3.6 5.3 4.3 4.6
KSKS-FM Country 3.9 4.7 5.3 4.6
KMGV-FM Oldies 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.7
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.9 2.8 3.7
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.4 3.7 3.2 3.4
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 2.6 1.5 3.4
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 2.8 5.9 3.9 3.2
KHGE-FM Country 3.4 3.4 3.5 2.9
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 4.1 2.1 3.0 2.4
KKBZ-FM Active Rock 2.4 2.0 1.6 2.3
KFRR-FM Alternative 1.7 1.6 1.4 2.2
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 1.7 2.0 1.7 2.1
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 3.5 2.5 2.3 1.7
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.8 2.4 2.3 1.6
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.0 1.8 1.5
KYNO-AM Classic Hits 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.3
KWDO-FM+ Hot Adult Contemporary 1.5 0.9 1.8 1.0
KJWL-FM+ Adult Contemporary 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.9
KFIG-AM All Sports 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.7 * 0.5 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
FT. MYERS-NAPLES-MARCO ISLAND
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format SP 16 FA 16 SP 17 SU 17
WFSX-FM News Talk Information 6.9 7.5 7.3 7.6
WWGR-FM Country 4.2 4.5 5.3 5.5
WJPT-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 5.5 5.1 5.6 5.0
WXKB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.5 4.0 4.2
WARO-FM Classic Rock 5.3 5.2 5.7 3.7
WINK-FM Adult Contemporary 2.8 4.1 3.4 3.7
WJGO-FM Adult Hits 2.4 4.4 3.6 3.6
WBTT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.7 3.7 3.5
WTLQ-FM Spanish Contemporary 5.0 3.7 3.5 3.5
WCKT-FM Country 2.2 2.1 3.3 3.2
WRXK-FM Active Rock 3.3 2.6 2.9 2.8
WOLZ-FM Classic Hits 1.7 2.5 3.0 2.7
WXNX-FM Alternative 2.2 2.3 2.9 2.7
WZJZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.0 2.2 2.6 2.1
WSGL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.6
WRXK-FM HD2 Spanish Tropical 0.5 0.9 0.8 1.5
WWCN-FM All Sports 1.8 1.8 0.7 1.4
WGUF-FM News Talk Information 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.5
WJUA-AM Spanish Tropical 0.5 * * 0.5
WFSX-AM All Sports * 0.5 * *
           
*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:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WBCT-FM Country 8.4 7.2 8.5 8.6
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 6.5 6.5 7.5 7.1
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 4.7 5.5 5.4
WLHT-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.6 4.0 4.7
WLAV-FM Classic Rock 6.3 6.5 6.1 4.6
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 3.7 4.3 4.4
WGRD-FM Active Rock 5.9 4.6 4.9 4.3
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 2.8 3.3 3.8
WTNR-FM Country 2.6 3.2 3.0 3.2
WFGR-FM Classic Hits 3.1 3.3 3.0 2.4
WTRV-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 3.1 2.6 3.1 2.1
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 3.1 2.4 1.9 1.9
WBBL-FM All Sports 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.8
WMAX-FM All Sports 2.5 1.8 1.5 1.4
WNWZ-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 0.9 1.0 2.0 1.4
WHTC-AM News Talk Information 0.8 * * *
WJRW-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.6 0.8 *
           
*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:  10/12/17
Subscribers Added:  10/12/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WKRZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.9 10.7 10.0 11.4
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 7.4 6.1 6.8 7.8
WGGY-FM Country 8.2 7.2 5.9 7.1
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 8.1 5.6 6.6 6.1
WILK-AM News Talk Information 4.8 4.8 0.7 5.8
WBSX-FM Active Rock 5.7 3.9 4.1 3.5
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.0 3.6 2.9
WFUZ-FM Alternative 1.4 1.6 2.5 1.7
WSJR-FM Country 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.4
WEJL-AM All Sports * 0.5 0.6 1.0
WMQX-FM Adult Hits 1.3 1.2 2.2 1.0
WABT-FM Classic Hits 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7
WILK-FM News Talk Information * * 4.3 *
WKRF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.7 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2017/10 9:30 AM
Creative Nation Signs Songwriter Alec Bailey

Creative Nation has signed songwriter ​Alec Bailey.

A North Carolina native, Bailey ​began writing and playing locally while in middle school, then moved to Los Angeles after high school. He moved to Nashville in 2016.

Jeff Skaggs​, Creative Nation's VP of Creative, made the announcement.

2017/10 9:15 AM
Trace Adkins Signs With United Talent Agency

Trace Adkins​ has chosen to sign with United Talent Agency as his worldwide representative for all areas.

The announcement was made by UTA co-head of talent Chris Hart​ and UTA Nashville's ​Nick Meinema.

Adkins is managed by Greg Baker​.

2017/10 9:00 AM
Urban, Hunt Lead AMA Nominees

The 2017 American Music Awards nominees were announced today, with Capitol Nashville's Keith Urban​ grabbing Country nods for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album ("Ripcord"), and Favorite Song (Blue Ain't Your Color").

MCA's Sam Hunt ​received two nominations, for Favorite Song ("Body Like A Backroad") and Favorite Male Artist.

Pear Records' ​Garth Brooks ​was nominated in the Tour of the Year category, along with Cold Play and U2.

​The ceremony is on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, broadcast on ABC-TV at 8 pm (ET).

​The full list ofcountry nominees is:

Favorite Male Artist:

​Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett

Keith Urban


Favorite Female Artist:

​Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

​Carrie Underwood


​Favorite Duo or Group:

​Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Old Dominion


Favorite Album:

Jason Aldean ​"They Don't Know"

Chris Stapleton​ "From A Room: Volume 1"

​Keith Urban "Ripcord"

Favorite Song:

Sam Hunt "Body Like A Back Road"

Jon Pardi ​"Dirt On My Boots"

​Keith Urban ​"Blue Ain't Your Color"

 

2017/10 8:21 AM
Cole Swindle Celebrates #1 With Flatliner

Pictured (L-R): Sony ATV’s Josh Van Valkenburg; KP
Entertainment’s Kerri Edwards; producer Michael Carter;
songwriter Matt Bronleewe (SESAC); Cole Swindell (BMI);
songwriter Jaron Boyer (SESAC); BMI’s David Preston;
SESAC’s Shannon Hatch; peermusic’s Kim Wiggins;
Warner Music Nashville’s Cris Lacy. Photo: Steve Lowry
 
 
Cole Swindell joined co-writers Jaron Boyer (SESAC) and Matt Bronleewee (SESAC) to celebrate the No. 1 hit "Flatliner," which is Swindell's seventh consecutive No. 1 single on the Mediase chart.

BMI's David Preston and SESAC's Shannon Hatch hosted the event that was held in Nashville's Tootsie's, beffore Swindell headlined the 57th annual Birthday Bash for teh Nashville institution, BMI writer Swindell had plenty to celebrating as he was surprused onstage with a Platinum cerficaiton plaque for his song "Middle of a Memory," which was certified earlier this summer.

Among those celebrating the chart-topping succcess were Warner Music Nashville's Cris Lacy, Sony/ATV's 
Josh Van Valkenburg, KP Entertianment's Kerri Edwards, producer Michael Carter and Peer Music's Kim Wiggins.

Each of the six previous singles and two albums of Swindell's were with Warner Bros. Records.  He's been with the label for three years and all singles and albums released have gone to No 1 on the country charts and have been certified Gold and/or Platinum by RIAA.



 

2017/10 8:03 AM
ACM Announces New Board

After the anouncement of new officers, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) today (10/12) announced a newly elected Board of Directors for the 2017-18 term.  Seven of the 13 qualifying professional categories were elected by the Academy's membership.  The Director-At-Large positions were appointed by Chairman Ben Vaughn, Presisdent Duane Clark and VP Ed Warm. 

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include:

Cam
Laura Connelly, LA Phil
Kerri Edwards, KPEntertainment
Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment
Rusty Gaston, This Music
Roger Gearhart, Graham Bros. Entertainment
Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group
Gordon Kerr, Black River Entertainment
Michael Knox, Music Know/Peer Music
Steve Lassiter, APA
David Macias, Thirty Tigers
Daniel Miller, Red Light Management/Fusion Music
Jake Owen
Hillary Scot
t
Marty Stuart

Newly appointed director at large members of the Board of Directors include:
Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Bradley Collins, BMI
Enzo Devincenzo, Red Light Management
Crystal Dishman, Shopkeeper Management
Shannon Hatch, SESAC
Greg Hill, HIll Entertainment Group
Gayle Holcomb, IME
Chris Janson
Jeff Kronies, CAA
Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville
Lynn Oliver-Kline, River House Artists
Chris Parr, Maverick
Kelly Rich,, Amazon
Peter Strickland
Neil Vance, L3 Entertainment
Brian Wright, UMG Nashville


"What a dynamic slate of new leaders joining the Academy of Country Music Board this term," said Vaughn.  "The men and women brought forwward all share the passion to continue evolving the Academy ofCountry Music into its exciting future."
 

2017/10 7:39 AM
CBS and Entercom Continue Merger

CBS Radio KNCI/Sacrament is one of 11 stations the company will diverst in four cities as part of the merger with Entercom.  Entercom plans to sell five stations.

"Today Entercom and CBS Radio have taken another important step in finalizing the erger of our two companyies, says CEO Andre Fernandez (right).  "Our day-to-day operations will not change.  We all remain CBS Radio radio employees until the merger fully closes, which we expect to happen later this year."

Following the merger, the combined clusters will look like this in the affected mergers:

Seattle: KKWF, KMPS, Rock KISW, Rhythmic KHTP and Alternative KDND.
Boston: Top 40 WODS, Rock WAAF, Hot AC WBMX and Sports WEEI.
San Francisco: Talk KCBS and simulcast KFRCS, Sports KGMZ, Rhythmic AC KRBQ, Hot AC KLLC and Alternative KITS.
Sacramento: Classic Rock KSEG, Rock KRXQ, Rhythmic KSFM, Top 40 KUDL, Alternative KRDO, and Sports
KIFM.

Stations to be spun off are CBS Radio's Talk WBZ-AM, Sports WBZ-FM, Classic Rock WZLX with Entercom's Talk WRKO and Urban AC WKAF in Boston; CBS Radio's Top 40 KMVQ with Entercom's AC KOIT, Urban AC KBLX and Classic Rock KUFX in San Francisco; CBS Radio's Classic Hits KJAQ, Classic Rock WZOK and Sports KFNQ in Seattle; and CBS Radio's KNCI, AC KYMX, Hot AC KZZO and Sports KHTK in Sacramento.

2017/10 7:30 AM
Kelsea Ballerini To Release New Album With Snapchat As Partner

Black River Entertainment's Kelsea Ballerini​ and the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development will jointly release her new album Saturday, Oct. 28, in her hometown of Knoxville in partnership with Snapchat and its ongoing series "The Soundtrack of America: Made in Tennessee."

Ballerini​ will perform at her alma mater Central High School, and free tickets will be available exclusively on Snapchat by following "Tennessee."

2017/10 7:30 AM
CMT Honors Hurricane and Vegas Victims at "Artists of the Year" Special

CMT plans to honor victims of the season's devastating hurricanes and the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas with a reformatted "CMT Artists of the Year" special night of hope and healing. The eighth-annual event will air live from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18. ​Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan​ will be honored during the show, which will feature Andra Day, Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town​ opening the show with a performance of "Rise Up." Additionally, ​Day, Little Big Town and ​Common​ will play "Stand for Something."

​CMT will forgo the usual presentations of awards and speeches this year, instead offering direct messages from the honorees to their fans. CMT plans to share additional messages of hope and healing from the entertainment community at large.

2017/10 6:50 AM
Lady A Partners To Honor Veterans and Their Families

Lady Antebellum have teamed with iHeartMedia, Musicians On Call and Naitonal Geographic to honor vets and their families with the #MyArmyContest.  

Now through November 7, fans can submit a photo or video on Facebook, Twittter or Instagram showing the heroes in their life using #MyArmyContest and tagging @NatGeoChannel for a cance to be featured in the music video for Lady A's song "Marmy." The content coincides with the launch of the NatGeo minisieries "The Long Road Home."  Additionally, MOC will hold an exclusive Lady A concert in celebration of its 10th anniversary at Nashville's City Winery October 26, presented by National Geographic hosted by iHeartMedia's Bobby Bones.  Details here.

2017/10 6:50 AM
Lady A Partners To Honor Veterans and Their Families

Lady Antebellum have teamed with iHeartMedia, Musicians On Call and Naitonal Geographic to honor vets and their families with the #MyArmyContest.  

Now through November 7, fans can submit a photo or video on Facebook, Twittter or Instagram showing the heroes in their life using #MyArmyContest and tagging @NatGeoChannel for a cance to be featured in the music video for Lady A's song "Marmy." The content coincides with the launch of the NatGeo minisieries "The Long Road Home."  Additionally, MOC will hold an exclusive Lady A concert in celebration of its 10th anniversary at Nashville's City Winery October 26, presented by National Geographic hosted by iHeartMedia's Bobby Bones.  Details here.

2017/10 6:28 AM
iHeartMedia Scores In Texas

iHeartMedia has won a victory in Texas state court in its battle to fend of a declaration of default by its lenders, as state appeals court was upheld the Bexar County Court decision ruling that the company's transfer of stock into a protected subsidiary, Broader Medai, was allowed under the terms of the loans, according to Dow Jones/Fox Business.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC and Franklin Resources Inc., the dissenting shareholders, contended that the move, under which shares in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings were moved into Broader Media, was stoped by the terms of the priority guaranteed notes, but the court in the company's home county gave iHeartMedia the win in May 2016 and the appeals court affirmed that decision yesterday (10/11). The lenders are likely to appeal the case to Texas Supreme Court.

2017/10 6:18 AM
Moon To Pick Up Airshaft and Handle Afternoons

KUBL, K Bull/Salt Lake City PD/MD Travis Moon will pick up an aiarshift and handle afternoons, effective Thursday, October 12. Current afternoon host Matt Ramone, will segue to middays.

Ramone shared the news with listeners on Facebook, where he expressed his excitement about the opportunity to spend more time with his family.  Check out the video announcement  here.

2017/10 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 9/11/17 Plus Austin Reissue ***Today's News Follows The Ratings***





AUSTIN
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
         
AQH Share for Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
    Data Released:  10/11/17
    Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
         
Subscriber Format JUL 17 AUG 17 SEP 17
KBPA-FM Adult Hits 8.7 8.7 8.6
KUT-FM News Talk Information 6.1 6.5 7.1
KVET-FM Country 6.1 6.7 6.5
KKMJ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.5 5.9
KHFI-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 5.3 5.1
KLZT-FM Mexican Regional 4.6 4.7 4.9
KASE-FM Country 5.0 4.2 4.8
KAMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.3 4.4
KPEZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 3.8 4.2
KLBJ-AM News Talk Information 4.1 3.9 4.1
KLBJ-FM Classic Rock 4.3 4.0 3.8
KLQB-FM Mexican Regional 3.8 3.6 3.7
KROX-FM Alternative 3.2 3.8 3.2
KGSR-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 2.8 3.1
KLJA-FM Spanish Variety 2.8 2.6 3.0
KFMK-FM Contemporary Christian 3.7 3.0 2.4
KOKE-FM Country 2.0 2.2 2.4
KTXX-FM All Sports 1.6 1.6 2.0
KLZT-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 1.7 1.9 1.8
KKMJ-FM HD3 Urban Adult Contemporary 1.5 1.6 1.5
KUTX-FM Album Adult Alternative 1.6 1.1 1.5
KTXX-FM HD4 Classic Hits 0.9 1.0 1.0
KDRP-FM Album Adult Alternative 0.9 0.8 0.7
KVET-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 0.5
KASE-FM HD2 Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 0.3 0.2 0.3
KTAE-AM All Sports 0.2 0.2 0.3
KVET-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 0.2 0.2 0.3
KJCE-AM News Talk Information 0.3 0.2 0.2
         
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
         
 
AUSTIN
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
         
Cume Persons (00) for Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
    Data Released:  10/11/17
    Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
         
Subscriber Format JUL 17 AUG 17 SEP 17
KBPA-FM Adult Hits 5222 4813 5021
KKMJ-FM Adult Contemporary 5180 4628 4649
KHFI-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4676 4996 4533
KAMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3975 3959 3894
KPEZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3180 2969 3333
KVET-FM Country 3251 3309 3277
KASE-FM Country 3477 2853 3026
KLBJ-FM Classic Rock 3168 3002 2793
KUT-FM News Talk Information 2448 2467 2552
KGSR-FM Album Adult Alternative 2287 2202 2506
KROX-FM Alternative 2414 2764 2434
KLZT-FM Mexican Regional 1871 1964 1794
KLBJ-AM News Talk Information 1704 1480 1650
KFMK-FM Contemporary Christian 1692 1550 1364
KLZT-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 1528 1418 1317
KLQB-FM Mexican Regional 1593 1449 1314
KUTX-FM Album Adult Alternative 1229 1081 1217
KLJA-FM Spanish Variety 1264 1060 1094
KOKE-FM Country 1003 1192 1043
KTXX-FM HD4 Classic Hits 991 1034 993
KTXX-FM All Sports 747 714 929
KKMJ-FM HD3 Urban Adult Contemporary 762 784 720
KDRP-FM Album Adult Alternative 747 601 581
KASE-FM HD2 Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 395 388 404
KVET-AM All Sports 380 444 394
KVET-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 244 279 313
KJCE-AM News Talk Information 252 148 250
KTAE-AM All Sports 128 154 182
         
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
         
 
BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WBHK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.0 11.7 10.2 10.3
WBHJ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.7 9.4 8.3 7.4
WZZK-FM Country 6.2 6.2 6.6 7.4
WBPT-FM Classic Rock 5.4 5.3 5.1 7.0
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.3 5.0 5.6
WDXB-FM Country 4.6 4.0 5.1 4.4
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.4 4.7 4.0 4.1
WJOX-FM All Sports 7.2 3.6 4.1 4.0
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.4 3.4 4.2 4.0
WERC-FM News Talk Information 2.8 3.6 3.3 3.0
WAGG-AM Gospel 2.6 2.4 2.8 2.7
WMJJ-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.4
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 3.1 2.4 2.6 2.4
WPYA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9
WERC-FM HD2 Contemporary Inspirational 1.9 2.4 2.2 1.7
WQEN-FM HD2 Mainstream Rock 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.1
WQEN-FM HD3 Alternative 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.7
WPYA-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.6
WQSB-FM Country * 0.6 * 0.5
WENN-AM Adult Contemporary * 0.7 * *
WJQX-FM All Sports 0.5 * * *
WZZK-FM HD2 Adult Contemporary 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WYRK-FM Country 9.6 11.2 11.2 9.7
WBEN-AM News Talk Information 8.3 8.3 8.0 9.3
WBLK-FM Urban Contemporary 9.3 6.8 7.9 9.2
WKSE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.8 6.3 6.5 7.3
WGRF-FM Classic Rock 6.5 5.4 7.1 7.0
WHTT-FM Classic Hits 6.4 5.9 6.3 5.8
WTSS-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.3 4.8 4.3 4.9
WBUF-FM Adult Hits 2.2 2.9 3.4 4.0
WEDG-FM Active Rock 3.3 3.9 2.8 3.8
WGR-AM All Sports 5.5 5.0 4.0 3.6
WMSX-FM Adult Contemporary 3.3 4.0 3.4 3.1
WLKK-FM Alternative 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.9
WWWS-AM Rhythmic Oldies 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1
WWKB-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6
           
*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:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 10.0 8.7 9.0 9.0
WSSL-FM New Country 6.3 5.8 6.3 7.6
WESC-FM Country 5.0 5.6 5.8 6.8
WROQ-FM Classic Rock 6.0 5.6 5.1 5.4
WYRD-FM News Talk Information 6.0 5.0 5.5 4.6
WFBC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 6.1 5.4 4.5
WSPA-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 4.4 3.3 4.5
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.3 3.8 4.2
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.9 3.6 4.1
WTPT-FM Active Rock 3.7 3.6 2.9 3.9
WRTH-FM Classic Hits 3.5 2.8 3.7 3.1
WFBC-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.5 2.0 3.0 1.7
WGTK-FM News Talk Information 1.8 2.0 1.6 1.6
WROO-FM Active Rock 1.1 0.7 1.3 1.3
WJMZ-FM HD2 Alternative 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.2
WORD-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.2
WJMZ-FM HD3 Adult Hits 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
RICHMOND
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WKJS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.5 8.3 9.9 8.6
WBTJ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.3 7.2 6.4 8.1
WKHK-FM Country 5.5 5.7 5.6 7.0
WPZZ-FM Contemporary Inspirational 5.4 5.0 5.4 5.8
WCDX-FM Urban Contemporary 5.2 5.8 5.5 5.3
WRVA-AM News Talk Information 5.7 4.7 4.5 4.4
WTVR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 4.7 4.5 4.2
WRVQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 5.3 4.2 3.9
WURV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.8 3.0 3.9
WRXL-FM Mainstream Rock 3.8 4.0 3.1 3.8
WKLR-FM Classic Rock 3.8 2.9 4.0 3.5
WWLB-FM Classic Country 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.7
WJSR-FM Classic Hits 2.1 2.2 3.2 2.5
WBBT-FM 80's Hits 1.0 1.6 1.5 1.6
WKHK-FM HD2 Rhythmic Oldies 1.9 1.6 2.5 1.4
WLFV-FM Contemporary Christian 1.4 2.0 1.0 1.2
WXGI-AM All Sports 0.8 0.8 0.5 1.1
WRXL-FM HD2 Country * * 0.8 0.9
WRNL-AM All Sports 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.8
WRVQ-FM HD2 Classic Rock 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.6
WTPS-AM News Talk Information 0.7 0.8 * *
WURV-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.9 0.7 0.9 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
ROCHESTER, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
WBEE-FM Country 8.3 8.5 10.3 10.3
WDKX-FM Urban Contemporary 8.5 7.9 8.5 9.2
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 7.1 7.8 7.3 7.6
WCMF-FM Classic Rock 6.6 5.4 6.3 6.5
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 3.8 5.3 5.0 4.4
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.8
WPXY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 4.8 4.4 3.7
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 2.6 2.6 3.0
WBZA-FM Classic Hits 2.9 3.6 3.8 2.5
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6
WNBL-FM Country 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5
WROC-AM All Sports 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.6 * * 0.5
           
*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:  10/11/17
      Subscribers Added:  10/11/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 SP 17 SU 17
KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 8.6 7.4 9.5
KIIM-FM Country 8.4 7.7 9.2 7.2
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 6.5 5.8 5.2 6.9
KMXZ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 6.1 6.5 6.6
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.8 5.2 5.8
KNST-AM News Talk Information 2.9 5.4 3.2 4.2
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.9 4.9 3.9
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 2.7 3.6 3.6
KFMA-FM Alternative 4.1 3.3 3.3 3.2
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 4.2 3.9 3.2 3.0
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.8
KTGV-FM Rhythmic AC 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.3
KQTH-FM News Talk Information 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.7
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.3
KXEW-AM Tejano 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.2
KYWD-FM Country 1.6 1.5 2.2 1.0
KCUB-AM All Sports 0.5 1.0 0.8 0.5
KFFN-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 0.6 *
KTZR-AM Spanish Adult Hits 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

2017/10 10:08 AM
KNCY-AM/Nebraska City, NE Flips To Classic Country

There's a new Classic Country station in Nebraska City, NE, as Flood Communications flipped News/Talk KNCY-AM and its FM translator K288GS/105.5 on Monday (10/9), branding the combo as "OTOE County Country." Flood already operates mainstream Country sister KBIE/B103.1.

According to News Channel Nebraska's website, KNCY's Dir./Operations
, Hunter Arterburn vows no music recorded after 1989 will air on KNCY. "In today’s music, it always seems like you hear, ‘this song isn’t Country,'" said Arterburn. "So, we decided to make the move to play the legends of the genre all the time."

2017/10 9:59 AM
​Zoom! Zoom! - Play MPE Playback Upgrades

Play MPE last week, launched a significant upgrade to the infrastructure that hosts and manages all the releases in the Play MPE service.  With this upgrade you’ll see dramatically faster login times, more responsive playback, and much faster searching.  You don’t need to change anything - the upgrade was all done behind the curtain so you will instantly see the benefits while using all our existing players.

Along with this upgrade we’ve also updated the look and feel of our web browser player to better use this upgraded infrastructure. The changes are all about making it easier to stay focused on finding and listening to your Play MPE releases.
You can check out the changes at the links below:
Use the Browser Player
Install the Windows or Mac Player

Install the iOS Player
Install the Android Player

If you have any issues or technical questions please reach out to our tech support gurus at https://www.plaympe.com/technical_support.html.  If you have any feedback to share on the upgrades or anything about Play MPE please let us know at /blog/.
 

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