industry members
Robert McCormick
Songwriter   Unsigned
James Chesser
  BIG-BIG Entertainment, LLC.
Shenia Pellum
Owner   The Spot Light Ent Grp
Mike Kennedy
Program Director   106.7 The Ride KHLR-FM
Christal Blue
Program Director   Telemedia Broadcasting
Chrystal Heidemann
Affiliate Relations   ReelWorld




2016/07 1:01 PM
​Broadcasters Backing Anticipated Government Conclusions In Antitrust Review Of ASCAP And BMI Consent Decrees

Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) commented Today (7/22), writing, "The Department Of Justice, after lengthy and thorough review, decides that ASCAP and BMI consent decrees should not be altered, as they continue to serve as a vital check against ASCAP’s and BMI’s anticompetitive market power."

While the DOJ decision isn't official yet, The RMLC noted, "After years of investigation into possible additional modifications to the decrees, the Division concluded that the decrees are not outdated, because the threat posed by ASCAP’s and BMI’s aggregated market power is as real today as it ever was. The Division agreed with licensees that ASCAP and BMI continue to wield sufficient market power requiring the continued application of the consent decrees and oversight of the Department Of Justice.

"Faced with the threat of being 'held up' by the major publishers based on asserted 'fractional' shares, media licensees argued, and the Division agreed, that the licenses historically granted by ASCAP and BMI to users do not limit the rights granted to licensees to “fractional” interests in compositions. Rather, they grant licensees the right to perform all the compositions in the ASCAP and BMI repertoires, whether the compositions are owned entirely by members of the same PRO or by co-owners affiliated with different organizations. The Division made clear it was not altering the status quo in rejecting the PRO and publisher argument that ASCAP and BMI licenses conveyed only 'fractional' grants of rights. The Division stated that requiring an ASCAP and BMI licensee to undergo the arduous process of confirming that it had secured separate licenses for every fractional interest in every work within its programming before using the work would be incompatible with ASCAP’s and BMI’s obligations, as articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court, to provide 'immediate, indemnified access' to all the works in their repertories. The Division noted, as well, that the PRO and publisher arguments were contradicted by prior case authorities, notably the Buffalo Broadcasting case from the 1990s and the more recent decisions of both rate court judges in the Pandora cases (and affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals) which supported the view that the PROs are obligated to offer licenses to all works in their repertories."

The NAB said representatives of local radio and television broadcasters expressed support for the Department Of Justice’s (DOJ) expected conclusions in its multi-year review of antitrust consent decrees regulating two of the nation’s largest music performing rights organizations in comments filed last week. 

The review concluded that no modifications were warranted to the decrees affecting the songwriter royalties collected by American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and that ASCAP and BMI should continue to offer licenses that provide broadcasters and other users full rights to the musical works in those licensing organizations’ repertories. Under the current system, radio broadcasters pay $350 million, and local television broadcasters some $150 million, to songwriters and their music publishers every year. 

Music industry interests have contended in recent public statements that the DOJ’s conclusions represent a radical departure from past practice that will disrupt the orderly licensing of music performance rights. Contrary to these claims, the broadcasters point out in their filing that their ASCAP and BMI licenses have conveyed the right to perform, without limitation, all of the works in those licensing organizations’ repertories for decades, in line with the similarly broad grants of license authority ASCAP and BMI have obtained from the owners of the musical works. 
In their comments, the broadcasters concluded that, “there is no reason to anticipate the kind of license turmoil” predicted by the music industry in the future. Instead, local radio and television broadcasters remain prepared to carry on business as usual: negotiating and entering into the same forms of license arrangements they have always maintained, and providing fair compensation to music copyright owners."

“The Government’s conclusions reinforce our position that the current music performing rights license system is not ‘broken,’ as some in the music industry have falsely portrayed it. It has functioned well overall,” stated Television Music License Committee Chairman CHARLES SENNET, one of the commenters. “We look forward to a continuing honest dialog with ASCAP, BMI and others in the industry to preserve broadcasters’ access to music and serve the interests of music creators, publishers and users alike.” 

America’s hometown radio and television broadcasters applaud the Justice Department’s apparent conclusion not to modify the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees after a careful and thorough review,” said NAB Pres./CEO Gordon Smith. “Contrary to reports otherwise, this expected decision maintains the fundamental antitrust safeguards for the licensing of musical works – to the benefit of copyright owners, users, and consumers – and does not jeopardize the longstanding and successful relationship that broadcasters have had with ASCAP, BMI, and the copyright owners they represent. Indeed, broadcasters do not expect this decision to reduce the more than $500 million in royalties that television and radio broadcasters pay each year to the composer and songwriting communities.”

2016/07 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio 7/22/16 Radio Ratings For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SP 16






Daytona Beach
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLOV-FM Classic Hits 1.8 2.0 2.9 3.6
WVYB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 2.3 4.1 3.5
WHOG-FM Classic Rock 4.0 5.1 5.6 2.9
WKRO-FM Country 3.5 1.5 2.7 1.9
WNDB-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

Ft. Walton Beach-Destin, FL
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WHWY-FM Country 7.4 8.5 8.5 6.8
WWAV-FM Adult Hits 4.4 5.8 5.8 6.8
WKSM-FM Mainstream Rock 6.6 6.7 6.7 5.5
WZNS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 6.3 5.4 5.5
WNCV-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 3.6 3.6 4.2
WECQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.1 3.6 3.4
WFTW-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.2 2.2 3.4
WZLB-FM Active Rock 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0
WYZB-FM Country 4.4 3.1 3.1 2.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
Huntsville
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WDRM-FM Country 12.4 10.5 12.3 11.1
WZYP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 6.1 7.1 7.7
WRSA-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.7 7.9 6.7
WHRP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.4 3.1 4.8
WAHR-FM Adult Contemporary 3.8 2.9 2.9 4.2
WRTT-FM Active Rock 3.0 4.0 2.7 4.0
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 5.5 3.6 3.4 3.6
WVNN-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.1 4.8 3.1
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 3.6 4.6 3.3 2.9
WQRV-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.3 1.1 1.5 1.7
WLOR-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.8 1.3 3.4 1.5
WWFF-FM Country 0.9 1.7 0.8 1.3
WBHP-AM News Talk Information 0.6 * 0.6 1.0
WQLT-FM Adult Contemporary 0.8 0.6 1.0 1.0
WUMP-AM All Sports * 1.5 * 0.6
WXFL-FM Country 1.1 1.0 1.0 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Lakeland-Winter Haven
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WPCV-FM Country 10.3 13.2 11.6 9.7
WWRZ-FM Adult Hits 3.8 1.8 3.5 5.4
WLKF-AM News Talk Information 1.9 1.6 0.9 0.8
WONN-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.7 1.2 0.9 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Pensacola
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WTKX-FM Active Rock 6.7 6.7 5.5 5.9
WRRX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 6.4 5.9 5.3 4.3
WJTQ-FM Classic Hits 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.4
WMEZ-FM Adult Contemporary 3.3 5.1 2.4 3.4
WXBM-FM Country 5.3 4.2 4.6 3.4
WCOA-AM News Talk Information 2.9 4.0 2.0 2.3
WRGV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.3 1.7 2.6 2.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Pueblo
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KPHT-FM Classic Hits 8.8 9.1 7.1 6.9
KCCY-FM Country 5.4 4.5 6.5 6.3
KDZA-FM Classic Rock 6.8 5.8 4.7 5.0
KCSJ-AM News Talk Information 2.0 1.9 1.8 3.1
KCCY-AM All Sports 0.7 1.3 1.8 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
 
       
 
Salina-Manhattan, KS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KJCK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.5 7.3 7.4
KSKG-FM Country 5.4 6.6 8.2 7.4
KMKF-FM Mainstream Rock 3.6 4.0 5.5 5.1
KSAL-FM Adult Hits 5.4 4.9 4.1 4.6
KBLS-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.1 4.1 3.7
KYEZ-FM Country 4.9 5.3 4.1 3.7
KACZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.5 4.0 3.2 3.2
KSAJ-FM Oldies 5.4 5.3 4.1 3.2
KSAL-AM News Talk Information 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2
KXBZ-FM New Country 4.0 4.4 2.7 2.8
KQLA-FM Country 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.8
KJCK-AM News Talk Information 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.4
KINA-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.8 1.4 0.9
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Topeka
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KTPK-FM Classic Country 8.8 7.2 9.1 9.5
KWIC-FM Classic Hits 9.3 7.2 5.6 8.5
KMAJ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.3 5.8 5.6 7.6
WIBW-FM Country 10.2 8.1 8.6 7.6
KDVV-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.9 4.9 5.1 5.2
KMAJ-AM News Talk Information 2.9 2.2 2.5 3.3
WIBW-AM News Talk Information 3.9 4.5 5.1 3.3
KTOP-FM Country 2.9 3.1 4.1 2.4
KTOP-AM All Sports 0.5 0.4 * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Twin Falls-Sun Valley, ID
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16  
KTPZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * 5.7 5.6  
KIKX-FM Adult Hits * 5.7 4.8  
KYUN-FM Country * 2.8 3.2  
KYUN-FM HD2 Alternative * 0.7 0.8  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           


 

2016/07 8:59 AM
KCTQ/Sarasota Honors Their Local Law Enforcement

iHeartMedia's WCTQ/Sarasota recently invited listeners to sign a banner of gratitude for their local law enforcement officers at a recent remote. 

Morning team Maverick and Lulu were on hand to present the banner to the officers.  

"We offered no prizes, no register-to-win, no [incentive] at all. We simply asked people to come by and sign our banners to show their support to our local law enforcement, and the turnout was overwhelming," said Maverick.

They even got some great news coverage.  Check it out here

2016/07 8:51 AM
Tim "Tiny" Burger Leaves WIRK/West Palm Beach

Tim "Tiny" Burger has left Alpha Media's WIRK/West Palm Beach.  He was co-host of the "Tiny and Chelsea in the Morning" show and has been with the station for 14 years.  His last day was today (7/22).

The station posted a farewell to Tiny on its website here and a farewell page here.  Get in touch with him here.

2016/07 8:48 AM
Watershed Fest Adds To Lineup of Weekend 2

Watershed Festival, the first-ever Country music festival to host back-to-back weekends announces the addition to Chris Janson and Aaron Tippin for weekend 2 (August 5-7). Watershed takes place in The Gorge, WA, which has been dubbed by many as "Heaven's Amphitheater" as it is the backdrop of the Colunbia River.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban are slated to headline the music and camping festival both weekends, July 29-31 and August 5-7. There will also be a second stage lineup, dubbed "Next From Nashville," including 

The festival is also known for its many fringe activities such as themed campsites, late-night sets and amusement rides with views of the festival site.  For a full lineup and official artist schedule visit watershedfest.com.

2016/07 8:38 AM
John Crenshaw New OM For Cumulus Youngstown

John Crenshaw has been appointed OM for Cumulus Youngstown, OH cluster including Country WQXK.  Other stations in the cluster include WHOT (CHR), WYFM ( Classic Rock), WWIZ (Alternative), WLLF (Sports Talk), WBBW-A (Sports Talk), WPIC-A (News Talk) and WSON-A.  

Crenshaw was most recently Regional OM for 10 Cumulus stations in Grand Rapids and Northern Michigan and was PD of Country WTNR/Grand Rapids.  

Crenshaw succeeds Doug James who previously held the position.  He will stay and handle PD/Mornings at WQXK.

“We’re thrilled to bring John back home and at the helm of station operations in Youngstown," said Cumulus Media SVP Gary Pizzati. "John has roots in northeast Ohio, which will be instrumental in our next phase of growth with our iconic brands.” Cumulus Media SVP/Content and Programming Mike McVay said, “The level of experience and programming sophistication that John brings to the Mahoning Valley gives us an immediate advantage.”  
 
“As a native son of northeast Ohoi, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be coming home to work with some of the best people and biggest brands in our industry," said Crenshaw. "My thanks to Mike McVay, Doug Hamand, Gary Pizzati, Bob Walker and Jeff Cartwright for making this move possible.”

At this point no plans have been made for Crenshaw's successor.  But the position is posted and interested candidates should send materials here


 

2016/07 8:22 AM
Rascal Flatts Recognize 10th Anniversary of "My Wish" Series

Rascal Flatts are recognizing the 10th Anniversary of ESPN's "My Wish" series with a special version of the band's song "My Wish." The guys will be taking about the series that follows as the "Make-A-Wish" foundation fulfills the one true wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and hte impact it has had on them and the children involved.  The special feature airs tonight (7/22) on SportsCenter at 6 pm. ET on ESPN.  Watch the interview here

The trio recently added to their accolades, scoring their 16th No. One single with their summer anthem "I Like The Sound of That." They will continue their Rascal Flatts: Rhythm and Roots Tour next weekend with stops in St. Louis (7/28), Kansas City, MO (7/29) and Dallas, TX (7/30) where they will be joined by Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane.

2016/07 8:12 AM
Craig Campbell-Making Country Music Great Again

Not to be outdone by Republicans who were in Cleveland this week or Democrats who will be Philadelphia next week, Craig Campbell is off on his own campaign trail today (7/22) and will be launching his "Craig Campbell: Making Country Music Great Again" parody video campaign.

"I have dedicated my life to making it the only way I know, which is great. In my book there is only one kind of Country music ... Great Country music. It's what I do," he says.

Check it out here

2016/07 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio Radio Ratings For Subscribimg Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 7/21/16 Subscribers SP16

Colorado Springs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.1 6.0 6.0 6.9
KKPK-FM Adult Hits 4.2 4.5 5.8 5.3
KVOR-AM News Talk Information 4.6 4.3 4.8 5.2
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.6 4.2 5.0
KATC-FM Country 3.6 5.0 4.2 4.3
KKMG-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 4.8 5.8 4.3
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 3.9 5.0 2.8 4.1
KKFM-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.3 4.6 4.1
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.1 5.8 3.6
KVUU-FM HD2 Contemporary Christian 1.4 2.1 1.8 2.3
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 1.0 0.5 * 1.1
KGFT-FM Religious 1.4 * 1.0 0.7
KCSF-AM All Sports * 0.7 * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Gainesville-Ocala
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WOGK-FM Country 11.0 10.0 12.9 12.1
WKTK-FM Adult Contemporary 5.5 6.4 4.7 6.2
WNDD-FM Classic Rock 7.9 6.1 5.2 5.0
WSKY-FM News Talk Information 5.5 4.6 5.9 5.0
WGMA-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 3.1 4.8 5.3 4.6
WYKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 2.8 4.7 3.2
WRUF-FM Country 2.1 3.4 3.5 3.1
WMFQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 2.2 3.0 2.4
WTRS-FM Country 2.1 3.7 2.1 1.9
WXJZ-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.0
WRUF-AM All Sports 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.6
WYGC-FM Classic Hits 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Hot Springs, AR
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KQUS-FM Country 15.3 18.0 16.7 11.7
KLAZ-FM Adult Contemporary 8.2 8.0 6.3 6.4
KLXQ-FM Classic Rock 4.1 6.0 7.3 5.3
KLBL-FM Classic Country 4.1 5.0 4.2 4.3
KZNG-AM News Talk Information 2.0 3.0 3.1 3.2
KHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.1
KBHS-AM Southern Gospel * 1.0 1.0 1.1
KHRK-FM Oldies 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Madison
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WMGN-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 7.6 6.2 7.1
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 6.7 7.0 7.1
WOLX-FM Classic Hits 6.4 7.1 8.2 6.4
WWQM-FM Country 5.1 4.7 6.0 6.2
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 6.2 6.5 6.4 5.6
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 6.0 4.8 3.5 5.5
WJJO-FM Active Rock 4.7 4.1 3.3 4.3
WJQM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.0 3.1 4.1
WMMM-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 4.5 3.9 3.4
WMAD-FM Country 4.4 3.2 2.9 3.0
WMHX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.8
WTSO-AM All Sports 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.7
WXXM-FM Talk/Personality 2.2 1.7 2.9 1.5
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:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WBLX-FM Urban Contemporary 13.5 13.1 10.5 12.6
WDLT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 12.4 12.8 10.7 11.7
WKSJ-FM Country 8.6 6.5 8.1 8.1
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.9 5.0 7.0
WABD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.8 5.9 6.4 5.5
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.1 6.6 5.3 5.0
WGOK-AM Gospel 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3
WZEW-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.5
WAVH-FM News Talk Information 1.7 1.7 3.5 2.4
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 1.7 0.9 1.8 1.6
WNSP-FM All Sports 0.6 1.9 2.4 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Stockton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KWIN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 13.3 9.1 9.4 11.5
KATM-FM Country 4.3 6.0 7.2 8.7
KQOD-FM Rhythmic AC 5.1 3.6 5.4 5.5
KJOY-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.7 5.2 5.4
KHKK-FM Classic Rock 4.6 6.8 6.1 4.3
KHOP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 2.9 3.6 4.1
KMIX-FM Mexican Regional 4.3 4.2 4.5 2.8
KSTN-AM New Country 2.5 2.6 1.2 1.4
KWSX-AM News Talk Information 0.8 * * 0.8
KMRQ-FM Active Rock 0.8 1.5 0.4 0.6
KWNN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * * 0.5
           
*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:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WKKO-FM Country 8.5 8.3 9.5 8.1
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 8.8 8.2 7.8
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 7.5 6.3 7.3
WRQN-FM Classic Hits 5.6 4.9 6.8 6.7
WXKR-FM Classic Rock 4.4 4.4 3.6 5.3
WIMX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.6 6.9 7.8 4.8
WIOT-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.7 6.7 5.2 4.8
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.2
WJZE-FM Urban Contemporary 4.2 3.1 2.6 3.5
WWWM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.6 3.4 3.5 3.0
WCKY-FM Country 1.5 1.8 1.0 1.3
WMIM-FM Country 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.3
WLQR-FM All Sports 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.8
WTOD-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.5
WCWA-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.7 *
           
*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:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KFDI-FM Country 11.7 9.4 8.5 8.9
KZSN-FM New Country 5.6 5.4 5.6 6.1
KEYN-FM Classic Hits 7.2 6.8 7.3 5.9
KDGS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 5.4 5.8 5.0
KRBB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.0
KZCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.0
KTHR-FM Alternative 3.2 2.8 4.4 4.7
KIBB-FM Adult Hits 2.9 3.0 4.0 4.5
KNSS-AM News Talk Information 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.5
KICT-FM Mainstream Rock 4.0 6.3 4.0 4.3
KFBZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.8 3.0 3.4 4.2
KVWF-FM Country 1.8 2.6 4.2 3.7
KFXJ-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.0 4.7 3.3
KFH-FM All Sports 2.2 2.2 2.9 2.8
KKGQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.4 2.6 0.9 1.7
KFTI-AM Classic Country 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.2
KYQQ-FM Mexican Regional 1.6 1.8 1.3 1.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2016/07 9:25 AM
Kip Moore Goes To St. Jude

Kip Moore with patients Keandra, Alyssa and Tyler
 
Kip Moore visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital last week in Memphis and spent time with patients as they got creative with some arts activities.  Moore is getting ready to headline Nashville's Ascent Amphitheater next month as part of "The Big 98's Annual Guitar-B-Que Benefitting St. Jude.

Moore recently announced dates for his headlining "Me and My Kind of Tour" which will see Moore visit cities across the US and Canada through early December.  He will be touring with Jon Pardi.  He is currently ont eh road for Miranda Lambert's "Keeper of the Flame Tour." 

For more information and a full list of tour dates go to kipmoore.net.

2016/07 9:17 AM
Craig Morgan Shares His Gratitude

Craig Morgan shared a note of gratitude via social media for their support after the tragic death of his 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer.  As was reported here, Greer drowned during a boat trip on July 10.  His body was recovered on July 11 and funeral services were held on July 15.

Morgan posted the following:

The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family. Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time. There are too many to name here, but we are especially thankful for the Humphreys County Sheriff and Fire Departments, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and all the additional agencies and volunteers who turned out to bring our son home. We would also like to thank our friends, family members, and Jerry’s friends who have all shown us an immense amount of love and support. Additionally, we cannot thank the music and outdoor communities enough for wrapping their arms around us, as well as our industry friends, fans, and all those that loved our son. We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we’ll be reunited with him again in Heaven. John 3:16 – Craig
 

2016/07 9:05 AM
Country Artists Perform at Republican Convention

A number of Country artists are performing at the Republican Convention this week in Cleveland.   

The Swon Brothers opened the shows on the offficial music stage at Cleveland's Freedom Plaza on Monday (July 18).  Rascal Flatts played The Buckeye Bas to honor the Ohio delegation and Ohio elected officials.  The House Republican Leadership was honored at Concerts for the Cause on Monday at Jacobs Pavilion and The Band Perry performed.  Big & Rich and Chris Janson entertained Tuesday, (July 19) and Thomas Rhett was scheduled for Wednesday.

Freedom Plaza was also the location for performances by Super Diamond, Dave Fenley, Lee Brice and Jordy Searcy.

On Tuesday morning Robert Randolph and Sam Moore performed at a Gospel Brunch and Lee Brice was at a Concert for a Cause event at Jacobs Pavillion on Wednesday night.  Also on Wednesday, Martina McBride was scheduled to headline a concert to benefit The Creative Coalition, the arts advocacy group.

 Lynyrd Skynyrd also played on Sunday (July 17) and is being billed as the convention wrap up party. 

2016/07 9:01 AM
Willie Launches Willie's Reserve

Willie Nelson is launching Willie's Reserve, a premium cannibis brand, which is anticipated to be available in select Washingotn and Colorado stores in July and August, respectively.  To celebrate, Willie Nelson and Family will perform in concert on July 23 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington and Saturday, July 30 at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood, Colorado.

"I always knew that marijuana would be legalized," Nelson says. "I just never thought it would be in my lifetime.

For decades, Nelson has served as the face of responsible marijuana use in the United States, while speaking out in favor of legalization for medical and recreational purposes.  He has wanted to share the plausres of fine-quality cannibis and now he can with Willie's Reserve, his top-grade, meticulously grown and beautifully packaged cannibis.

"I've smoked enough and I want to give back," Nelson comments. "Now that legalization is spreading across the country, there's a great opportunity to build a company that can help a lot of people. I hope it gives social justice to those who are incarcerated for doing what we're now doing legally. I am also committed to have our crops farmed in an environmentally responsible way; to revitalize small farms and to grow it as clean as possible. So far, I've really enjoyed meeting with the best growers."

For more information on Willie's Reserve, go to williesreserve.com.

 

2016/07 8:50 AM
KSON/San Diego Renews Morning Team

KSON/San Diego has renewed contracts with morning teamers John Flint, Tammy Lee and producer Steph Peters.

All three have beeen with the station since July 2011.  They previously worked at iHeartMedia Country WMAD, Madison, WI and Midwest Family's WWQM/Madison.

John and Tammy have been together on the air for 15 years.

2016/07 8:49 AM
United Stations Radio Network To Launch 25 Years of Hits

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (USRN) has competed a deal with California-based Cable Car Communications, Inc to license their weekly Country Music program, "25 Years of Hits. " 

The show is the creation of Bob Utley at Cable Car and United Stations has been the distributor of the program for the past eight years.  Effective immediately, the show ill be completed produced under the auspices of USRN with Utley remaining on in the capacity of creative consultant.  

"25 Years of Hits" is a two hour music intensive program that provides a "Count-up" of the top Country songs, featuring #1 hits in chronological order for the past quarter century.  By doing so, the program weaves its way from teh Country format's "gold library" right into the world of today's Contemporary Country hits.  The show began in 2005 and is now heard on 89 stations across America.  The show features artist interviews, production elements and feature segments.

With this licensing agreement comes a change in the show's host.  Mike Allen (left), currently afternoon drive personality and MD of KNTY-FM "The Wolf" in Sacramento will be anchoring the show.  He will also oversee the weekly production of the program for USRN.

The program’s originator and former Executive Producer Bob Utley commented, “We built a great program as independent producers, moved into a partnership with United Stations to build the program further and now it’s time to hand over the reins.”    United Stations' EVP/Programming Andy Denemark added, “We’re as enthusiastic about Mike Allen as he is about moving into the driver’s seat on this show.   And with the new emphasis on the music library at many Country stations, we expect some added momentum for this show going forward.”
 

2016/07 8:47 AM
Cumulus Partners with Big Machine Label Group and Madison Square Garden To Present Florida Georgia Line

Cumulus Media has partnered with Big Machine Label Group and The Madison Square Garden Company to present for one night only Florida Georgia Line at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

FGL kicks off hte ocncert series with a performance on Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m. (ET). 

"Cumulus Media is number one for Country and is proud to join with Big Machine Label Group, MSG Live and Anheuser -Busch to present and promote the Budweiser One Night Only Concert Series across our unmatched Country radio platform in markets across the U.S., including the Nash flagship station, New York's Country radio station, (WNSH) Nash FM 94.7," said Cumulus Media /Corporate Marketing and Westwood One Pres. Suzanne Grimes. "Country superstars Florida Georgia Line are the perfect artists to launch this concert series, as our Country fans are counting down the days for their new album to be released. Our listeners now have the chance to attend these concerts through a national promotional sweet and contesting. It's a natural fit that the world's most iconic venue joins forces with America's number one provider of Country music radio content to create exclusive, up close and personal experiences with today's most exciting artists and their fans."
 

2016/07 8:33 AM
Cam Addresses CMA EDU Executive Summit

More than 60 college students representing 21 CMA EDU chapters across the country gathered in Nashville Monday and Tuesday for the third CMA EDU Executive Summit.  Country star Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis and Borman Entertainment's Cameo Carlson were among the featured speakers.

Cam was joined by the staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creative Artists Agency, wo represent the singer/songwriter, to enlighten students about the realities of developing and growing an artist's career.  Her touring musicians also participated, addressing the creative process and how students can pursue an artistic career.  She performed two acoustic songs for the group.

Davis from G-Major Management talked to the group on Monday and discussed career in artist management and building her own business.  Davis and G-Major manages the careers of Thomas Rhett, Danielle Bradbery and Jewel.

who is head of Borman Entertainment's Digital Business Development, gave insight into how the technology and music industries work together, as well as her personal career path, during her presentation on Tuesday.

The CMA EDU Executive Summit welcomes the executive teams of CMA EDU chapters for intensive workshops and industry insight panels.  The program is active at 24 universities across the country.  For students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals, adn build a resume through volunteer and project participation.

For more information go to CMA-EDU.com

2016/07 8:22 AM
Chris Michaels Joins KBKB/Burlington, IA

Chris Michaels is headed to Titan Broadcasting Country KBKB, 101.7 The Bull/Burlington, IA for mornings effective Monday, July 25.

He succeeds morning team Andrew Kirby and Tory Wucheck (Drew and Tory), who are leaving for a soon-to-be announced opportunity. Kirby also was PD for KBKB.  Those duties will now be done by Jason Ehlfeldt.

Michaels has spent time at KBLL/Helena, MT with additonal stops in the Quad Cities, IA and Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA. Get in touch with him here

2016/07 12:59 PM
Tyler Hubbard Taking A Break From Social Media....Check Out Today's A-Z Nielsen Ratings Below

Florida Georgia Lines' Tyler Hubbard is going to "Take a break from social media indefinitely."

"I've done a lot of thinking and praying about this for the last few days," Hubbard posted on Instagram. "I spend way too much of my valuable time worrying about my next post or how many comments or likes I got." He added, "I love my fans and promise I'm not gone forever, but I'm taking some time to refocus on my relationships, the Lord, my marriage, my family, and my music. Maybe I'll even learn a new instrument..." 

FGL's will update us on the forthcoming album, "Dig Your Roots," which drops on Friday, August 26.

 

2016/07 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio Radio Ratings For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 7/20/16 SP 16








Canton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WHBC-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 8.6 6.3 6.7 6.1
WRQK-FM Mainstream Rock 4.4 4.3 4.5 5.6
WHBC-AM News Talk Information 7.1 6.5 5.7 4.9
WHOF-FM Adult Contemporary 6.1 4.0 5.7 4.9
WDJQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 3.8 4.5 4.1
WDPN-AM Soft Adult Contemporary 1.7 2.3 1.2 1.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Columbia, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WWDM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.2 8.7 10.7 10.9
WNOK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.4 5.6 6.4 7.0
WCOS-FM Country 6.1 6.9 5.5 5.6
WLXC-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.9 5.7 4.0 5.3
WHXT-FM Urban Contemporary 6.0 7.5 6.3 5.1
WTCB-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 5.4 4.0 4.8
WMFX-FM Mainstream Rock 3.8 5.0 3.3 4.0
WLTY-FM Variety 4.1 3.8 4.5 3.8
WVOC-AM News Talk Information 3.8 4.7 3.1 3.5
WNKT-FM All Sports 1.9 3.3 3.4 2.7
WARQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.6 1.7 2.1 1.9
WOMG-FM Country 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
 
       
 
Des Moines
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WHO-AM News Talk Information 7.5 9.3 8.0 8.0
KKDM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 8.1 6.9 6.9
KSTZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.5 6.4 5.7 6.6
KIOA-FM Classic Hits 6.6 4.6 5.3 6.3
KHKI-FM New Country 5.9 5.6 5.6 6.0
KDRB-FM Variety 5.8 7.2 6.3 5.9
KGGO-FM Classic Rock 5.0 3.8 4.3 3.6
KJJY-FM Country 5.4 3.6 4.9 3.5
KAZR-FM Active Rock 5.1 4.2 3.4 3.4
KDXA-FM Alternative 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.2
KMYR-FM Adult Contemporary 4.0 4.0 4.4 2.1
KXNO-AM All Sports 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.0
KWQW-FM Rhythmic Oldies 2.0 2.0 2.9 1.7
KRNT-AM All Sports 0.9 0.7 * 1.5
KIOA-FM HD2 Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.9 1.9 2.2 1.4
KCYZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.8 * 0.9 1.0
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
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WIKS-FM Urban Contemporary 12.0 12.7 11.2 12.7
WRNS-FM Country 10.4 9.0 8.1 11.6
WERO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 8.1 9.2 6.7
WNCT-FM Classic Hits 5.7 6.2 4.9 5.9
WSFL-FM Classic Rock 4.9 4.0 4.4 4.4
WMGV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.0 3.9 4.1 4.1
WXNR-FM Active Rock 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.9
WXQR-FM Active Rock 0.9 1.9 1.8 2.4
WNCT-AM Rhythmic Oldies 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.8
WQSL-FM Country 1.3 2.2 2.0 1.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Hagerstown-Chambersburg-Waynesboro, MD-PA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/16
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Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WAYZ-FM Country 13.3 11.8 14.8 15.3
WIKZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.6 7.7 9.2 9.2
WWEG-FM Classic Hits 6.0 6.4 6.3 5.8
WBHB-FM Active Rock 6.6 7.1 5.9 5.1
WDLD-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.3 3.7 3.3 3.1
WCHA-AM Classic Hits 3.0 3.4 2.3 2.7
WQCM-FM Classic Rock 5.3 4.7 3.9 2.7
WNUZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.4
WAFY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary * * 0.7 0.7
WARK-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
Lancaster
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLAN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.5 8.9 11.1 10.5
WIOV-FM Country 9.5 9.9 7.6 10.3
WQXA-FM Active Rock 6.8 4.3 4.3 5.1
WROZ-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 5.3 7.0 5.1
WZCY-FM Country 3.5 3.2 1.6 3.0
WLPA-AM Adult Standards/MOR * * 0.6 *
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.9 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Lincoln
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KFRX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.2 11.5 8.5 9.8
KFGE-FM Country 8.5 9.4 8.5 8.0
KBBK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.9 6.1 7.0 6.8
KTGL-FM Classic Rock 6.9 8.6 8.1 5.3
KZKX-FM Country 6.6 6.8 5.9 5.3
KLIN-AM News Talk Information 5.6 2.2 5.5 4.9
KFOR-AM News Talk Information 4.9 3.6 4.4 4.2
KIBZ-FM Active Rock 4.9 5.4 3.3 3.0
KLNC-FM Classic Hits 3.6 4.0 3.0 3.0
KLMS-AM All Sports 2.3 1.1 2.6 1.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Little Rock
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KIPR-FM Urban Contemporary 6.6 9.1 7.9 8.5
KKPT-FM Classic Rock 5.4 5.5 5.5 7.2
KOKY-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.2 8.5 7.6 6.9
KLAL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 5.8 8.5 6.6
KSSN-FM Country 9.1 7.2 6.1 6.2
KMJX-FM Country 6.4 5.2 7.2 5.7
KURB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 5.3 4.9 5.3
KDJE-FM Active Rock 4.5 3.6 5.1 4.9
KABZ-FM All Sports 4.3 5.6 3.4 4.4
KHKN-FM Classic Hits 3.3 4.5 3.7 3.8
KARN-FM News Talk Information 3.0 3.1 4.5 3.7
KPZK-FM Contemporary Inspirational 2.8 2.7 3.3 2.1
KHLR-FM New Country 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.6
           
*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:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 9.2 8.7 7.5 9.0
KWAV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 5.1 4.0 4.6
KPRC-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.5 4.7 4.3 4.4
KLOK-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 9.5 4.9 4.3
KPIG-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.8 4.0 4.9 4.3
KCDU-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.1 3.6 4.0
KSES-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.5 1.7 2.0 2.8
KHIP-FM Classic Rock 3.1 2.4 4.6 2.2
KKHK-FM Adult Hits 2.5 1.6 2.0 2.2
KTOM-FM Country 3.4 3.6 2.9 2.2
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.5 1.9 2.6 2.1
KMBX-AM Spanish Religious 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9
KBOQ-FM Classic Hits 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.6
KION-AM News Talk Information 1.0 0.9 1.3 1.3
KMZT-FM Classical 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7
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.
           
 
Myrtle Beach, SC
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WDAI-FM Urban Contemporary 5.5 5.0 6.3 8.4
WGTR-FM Country 8.6 6.9 6.8 7.1
WWXM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 7.8 7.3 7.1
WYAV-FM Classic Rock 5.5 6.9 7.6 7.1
WRNN-FM News Talk Information 5.7 5.8 5.2 6.0
WYNA-FM Adult Hits 4.6 4.2 4.9 5.0
WSYN-FM Classic Hits 4.6 5.0 4.1 3.7
WLFF-FM Country 2.6 2.5 3.0 3.1
WKZQ-FM Alternative 2.6 3.1 2.4 2.6
WMYB-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.7 3.6 2.7 2.4
WRXZ-FM Mainstream Rock 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.4
WSEA-FM All Sports 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.0
WHSC-AM All Sports * * * 0.5
WRNN-AM All Sports * * * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
New London, CT
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WCTY-FM Country 13.9 13.7 11.6 11.5
WNLC-FM Classic Hits 5.9 5.2 5.8 6.4
WQGN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 5.6 4.1 6.0
WKNL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.6 4.1 3.4
WMOS-FM Classic Rock 1.7 2.8 2.9 2.1
WICH-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.7
WXLM-AM News Talk Information 1.7 1.2 0.8 1.7
           
*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:  7/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KEYF-FM Classic Hits 5.3 5.5 5.2 7.8
KKZX-FM Classic Rock 9.1 6.2 6.3 7.4
KZZU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.0 6.3 6.2
KQNT-AM News Talk Information 4.0 5.0 6.3 4.5
KEZE-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.2 4.1 4.3
KXLY-FM Country 5.5 6.0 4.8 4.1
KBBD-FM Adult Hits 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0
KDRK-FM Country 4.8 5.0 3.5 3.8
KISC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.0 3.3 3.8
KZBD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.8
KHTQ-FM Active Rock 5.0 4.1 3.9 3.6
KCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 3.1 2.9 3.1
KXLY-AM News Talk Information 3.4 4.4 2.8 2.4
KIIX-FM Country 2.6 2.6 1.7 1.9
KJRB-AM Adult Standards/MOR * * * 1.2
KXLX-AM All Sports 1.5 2.2 1.5 1.2
KGA-AM All Sports * 0.5 1.3 0.9
KVNI-AM Classic Hits * * * 0.5
KEYF-AM Adult Standards/MOR 2.1 1.2 0.9 *
KZFS-AM Contemporary Christian * * 0.9 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Springfield, MA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WMAS-FM Adult Contemporary 8.7 8.6 9.3 9.5
WHYN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.4 5.8 6.6
WRNX-FM Country 3.7 4.3 4.7 5.5
WHYN-AM News Talk Information 3.7 4.8 5.3 3.9
WWEI-FM All Sports 3.7 3.0 2.4 3.4
WUCS-FM All Sports 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Wilmington, DE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WSTW-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 6.0 7.5 7.0
WJBR-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.6 4.4 4.9
WXCY-FM Country 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.1
WDSD-FM Country 2.4 3.3 3.8 2.8
WDEL-FM+ News Talk Information 2.7 3.4 2.6 2.1
WILM-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.4 1.8 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           

2016/07 11:20 AM
Mary Garcia Promoted At Cox

Cox Media's Mary Garcia has been promoted from Digital Sales Specialist to Digital Sales Manager for Tulsa Radio a group that includes Country KWEN; Talk KRMG; AC KRAV and Classic Rock KJSR. 

Garcia has been with the cluster since March 2015 and will work with Cox Local Solutions team which handles advertising packages for radio, TV and cable.

“With several years of digital expertise under her belt, Mary is excited to help grow digital revenue for CMG in Tulsa,” said VP/Market Manager Dan Lawrie. “Her work ethic and drive to succeed is infectious.” FOX affiliate KOKI-TV (FOX 23)/TULSA GSM and Cox Local Solutions leader Cathy Gunther added, "Mary has done a terrific job and shown tremendous leadership skills since joining Cox Media Group in Tulsa. She is an asset to our team and will be able to grow with Cox Local Solutions.”
 

2016/07 9:31 AM
Grand Ole Opry, Southwest Airlines and BBR Music Group Present Circle in the City

The Grand Ole Opry, Southwest Airlines and BBR Music Group will present the "Circle in the City" summer series at Bryant Park in New York City.

The free performance series will be hosted by Cumulus Country WNSH, Nash FM 94.7/New York City.  Parmalee (right) will kick off the series on Tuesday, July 26 followed by Lindsay Ell on Tuesday, August 2 and Thompson Square on Tuesday, August 9.  For more information to to the Opry website here.

2016/07 8:54 AM
Big D & Bubba Ask Listeners To Support Police

Silverfish Media's nationally syndicated "Big D & Bubba" morning show is asking listeners to show support for police officers by placing a strip of blue painter's tape across the bottom of their rear windshields.  "It's an easy thing to do, and most people have panter's tape in their garage," Silverfish Media PD Patrick Thomas said.

Several "Big D & Bubba" affiliate stations are supporting the initiative.  Some stations plan on buying the tape and offering to put it on listeners' cars during a special remote.

"And maybe throwing in a station bumper sticker at the same time," said Thomas.  "This is something other Cuontry radio sations could do, too!"

2016/07 8:45 AM
Katie Toupal Joins KMNB/Mpls.

Former Leighton Broadcasting KZPK, Wild Country 99/St. Cloud, MN morning host has joined CBS Radio KMNB, Buz'n/Minneapolis for weekend and fill in airshifts effective tomorrow night (7/21) when she subs on the evening show.

This is a return to Minneapolis for Toupal, who worked in various capacities at iHeartMedia crosstown Country KEEY. She originally let in May of 2015 to join KBLL/Helena, MT for mornings before moving to KZPK last September.

She posted on her blog on Facebook saying, "I'm back and it feels good to be BUZN! I've wanted to be a part of this amazing station, and I'm so happy that they're willing to give me a chance! I'm so excited to get to talk to the audience again about the music that I feel so passionately about and most importantly, I can't wait to connect with listeners again.”

Get in touch with her here

2016/07 8:36 AM
WCTO's Padden Takes On Additional Duties

Jerry Padden, OM for Cumulus' Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton adds PD duties for WLEV-FM.  He will continue to program sister WCTO, Cat Country 96 and will also retain his OM duties for the group.

Cumulus also announced a new weeday line-up for WLEV-FM.  Josh Guers returns to 100.7 LEV as Host of Afternoon Drive and Scott Evans will continue to host mornings.  Kelly K will fill the midday shirt and a search is on to find an AM Drive co-host.

Mike McVay, Sr. VP, Content and Programming said, "It is a rare opportunity when a programmer of Jerry Padden's skill level is available, let alone in-house. We consider ourselves blessed to be able to use Jerry on both WCTO and WLEV." 

Elizabeth Pembleton, VP/MM of Cumulus Media-Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, said: "Jerry has demonstrated a strong commitment to our Cumulus FORCE Values. Over the last decade, I’ve had the opportunity to work side by side with him in Allentown and witnessed his commitment to both brand strategy and client support. He is a veteran, with a history of fostering talent, delivering exceptional product and generating revenue opportunities. “
 
Padden said: "I'd like to thank Elizabeth Pembleton, Ron Giovanniello, Gary Pizzati and Mike McVay for their confidence to lead the programming efforts in Allentown. Our goal is to keep our brands a strong FORCE in the Lehigh Valley!"
 

2016/07 8:29 AM
Chris Stapleton Joining Charlie Daniels At Bridgestone

Chris Stapleton will be joining Kid Rock and Larry the Cable Guy to help Charlie Daniels (right) celebrate his birthday November 30 at Birdgestone Arena with a performance at he Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam.

"This is going to be one of them magic evenings," says Charlie Daniels. "I'm really looking forward to jamming with Chris Stapleton. I'm looking forward to just getting on stage with him and some other pickers and just let the music take us wherever it wants to go."

After their 40th Anniversary Vlunteer Jam last year, this year's celebration will feature the Charlie Daniels Band and other musicians and entertainmers.  Since 1974, has enlisted his musical friends to come together on a "volunteer" basis to hang out, "jam" together, and entertain crowds in a laid-back fashion and have all the proceeds go to worth causes.

kA portion of the proceeds from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project to help Veterans of the US Armed foreces.  

2016/07 8:10 AM
Garth Brooks Heading to Anaheim

Garth Brooks' next stop is Anaheim, CA on Saturday, September 17.  He will take his "World Tour with Trisha Yearwood" to the Honda Center and play at 7 p.m. (PT).

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. (PT) via Ticketmaster.  He may add more shows dependent upon demand.  

For more information visit Brooks' website here

2016/07 2:10 PM
Beasley Broadcast Group to Acquire Greater Media, Inc.

Planned Acquisition of 21 Radio Stations in Seven Markets Diversifies Geographic Footprint into Four New Markets and More than Doubles Revenue

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. , a large- and mid-size market radio broadcaster, and Greater Media, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for an aggregate consideration of approximately $240 million, subject to adjustments.   Under the terms of the agreement, Greater Media shareholders are expected to receive approximately $100 million in cash and approximately $25 million in shares of the Company’s Class A common stock (at a fixed value of $4.61 per share).  In addition, the shareholders of Greater Media will receive the net cash proceeds from the sale of its tower assets, estimated to be approximately $20 million.  Beasley will refinance approximately $80 million of debt of Greater Media.   

Beasley will initially acquire 21 radio stations in seven markets including four new markets (Detroit, MI; Middlesex, NJ; Monmouth, NJ; and, Morristown, NJ) and three markets where the Company has existing operations (Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; and, Charlotte, NC).

The acquisition of Greater Media is expected to significantly broaden Beasley’s local radio broadcasting and digital platform, scale and revenue base by adding stations that are geographically complementary to the Company’s operating base while presenting the opportunity for significant financial and operating synergies with its existing station portfolio and digital operations.  Upon closing, Beasley’s portfolio of stations that it owns and operates (prior to planned divestitures) is expected to expand to 73 stations (52 FM and 21 AM) in 16 markets.  Giving effect to the transaction on a pro forma basis as of December 31, 2015, Beasley’s net revenue would have increased from approximately $106 million to approximately $247 million.  Beasley intends to divest certain radio stations in Charlotte, NC to obtain FCC approval of the proposed transaction.

Caroline Beasley, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, commented, “The acquisition of Greater Media’s broadcasting and related digital assets represents a transformational growth opportunity for Beasley and is strategically and financially compelling for our shareholders.  The transaction increases our broadcast portfolio by approximately 40% and more than doubles our audience reach, giving us both market leading stations and great brands.

“Throughout Beasley Broadcast Group’s 55-year history, we have actively managed our station portfolio with the goal of providing our local communities with great entertainment and critical information, diversifying our operations, managing risk and improving financial results.  Similarly, Greater Media and the Bordes family have a 60-year track record of serving local communities and developing new technology and services to improve media communications.  A focus on strong core programming and targeted localism has been the foundation of both companies’ operating philosophies, ratings strength and market leadership.  As such, we intend to implement our proven strategy of focusing on local programming and effective digital media marketing solutions across the two companies as well as best practices from our existing operations with those from Greater Media.” 

Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth commented, “We share with Beasley a common appreciation for the enduring strength of local radio broadcasting and we are delighted that our stations will become part of Beasley’s expanded footprint.  As part of the Beasley portfolio, we believe our stations will be positioned extremely well for future growth and that our team members, customers and the communities we serve will continue to thrive.

“Our employees have provided the skills and talent necessary to drive our ongoing growth and success over the years and we are proud of this heritage.  I am thankful for their hard work and dedication and am confident they will continue to make many valuable contributions as part of a larger organization. I look forward to working with the Beasley team to bring our companies together to realize the power of this compelling combination and ensure a smooth transition.”

The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both Beasley and Greater Media, is subject to FCC approval and other regulatory approvals (including the termination or expiration of the applicable Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period) and other customary closing conditions.
Upon completion of the transaction, expected in the fourth quarter of 2016, Beasley shareholders and
Greater Media shareholders will hold approximately 81% and 19%, respectively, of Beasley’s outstanding shares.  In addition, Greater Media shareholders will have the right to appoint one member to the Beasley Board of Directors which will expand the size of the Board to nine members.

RBC Capital Markets is acting as financial advisor to Beasley Broadcast Group and Latham & Watkins LLP is acting as its legal counsel. Rockdale Partners is acting as financial advisor to Greater Media and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is acting as its legal counsel.

Beasley Broadcast Group is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (www.bbgi.com) was founded in 1961 by George G. Beasley who remains the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Today, Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 52 stations (34 FM and 18 AM) in twelve large- and mid-size markets in the United States.

2016/07 1:00 PM
WITL/Lansing, MI Seeks Midday Host/Dir. Promotions- Check out Ratings A-Z Including Akron, Bakersfield, Harrisburg, Omaha and More Below!

WITL, 100.7 Today's Best Country/Lansing is looking for a midday personality who can also handle Dir/Promotions for the six station cluster.  The outgoing person was in the position for over 15 years.

The job description reads:

Townsquare Media Lansing is looking for our next WITL Midday Personality/Cluster Promotions Director.

The person who held this position before did so for over a decade and a half, hosting a top-rated radio show and directing promotions for a six station cluster.

The qualified On-Air candidate will have at least 3 years of experience, be someone who is entertaining and who lives the country lifestyle. Someone who understands and has demonstrated the ability to connect with listeners through online, social and video and who is a fun, engaging personality at remotes and live events. Experience with Scott Studios, Audition and WordPress will be helpful.

The qualified Cluster Promotions Director candidate will be highly organized with prior experience in marketing and promotions. Someone who is creative and can envision, execute and oversee promotions for a multi-station cluster and who understands and has demonstrated the ability to perform the mechanics of the job, from creating great promotional proposals to contest rules. The candidate will need to be able to manage a small staff of on-site promotions coordinators. We are also looking for someone who understands the importance of digital and social media’s role in promotions, and who will work well with our sales, digital and live events departments. Experience with PromoSuite, Audition and WordPress will be helpful.

Are both of these candidates YOU?

If so, send your cover letter, resume, references, examples of your work and MP3 to /blog/.

Townsquare Media is an EOE.

If this is you?  Ready, set, go!

 

2016/07 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 7/19/16 SP 16







Akron
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WQMX-FM Country 8.5 6.9 8.0 6.6
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.2 5.3 4.6 6.0
WNIR-FM News Talk Information 5.9 4.8 6.3 5.5
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.5
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.5 1.6 1.8
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.3 0.9 1.2
WARF-AM All Sports * * 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:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KUZZ-FM Country 7.2 7.9 8.3 10.4
KISV-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.9 8.9 8.3 7.8
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 8.7 6.6 6.4
KEBT-FM Mexican Regional 6.9 3.7 3.9 5.3
KKBB-FM Rhythmic Oldies 4.0 4.6 3.8 4.4
KNZR-AM News Talk Information 3.6 5.5 3.9 4.3
KGFM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.1 3.0 3.7 4.0
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.6
KLLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.5
KKXX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 3.4 4.1 3.4
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.0
KRJK-FM Adult Hits 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3
KRAB-FM Alternative 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.2
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.0 2.6 2.7 1.8
KCWR-FM Classic Country 1.8 2.4 1.5 1.4
KERN-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
KVMX-FM Country 1.4 1.3 0.8 1.3
KCHJ-AM Spanish Oldies 0.8 1.4 1.2 0.9
KGEO-AM All Sports * * 0.5 0.5
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:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.8 9.5 7.1 8.5
WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.2 8.3 7.8 6.9
WEZL-FM Country 6.9 4.4 4.3 5.9
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.8 5.1 4.0 5.6
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 7.2 4.8 5.6
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.2 5.6 5.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 3.5 4.9 4.0 4.9
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 5.4 4.7 5.2 4.5
WYBB-FM Active Rock 2.6 3.1 3.6 3.8
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.3
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.5 4.8 3.2
WCKN-FM Country 3.1 3.0 4.9 2.9
WIWF-FM Country 2.9 3.7 2.3 2.7
WCOO-FM Album Adult Alternative 1.4 2.3 1.6 2.3
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.7 1.4 1.9 1.7
WMXZ-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.2 1.6 1.0 1.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WRVV-FM Classic Hits 5.9 7.4 7.5 9.2
WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.8 9.5 8.8 7.0
WRBT-FM Country 6.0 5.3 4.5 6.0
WHP-AM News Talk Information 5.5 6.5 5.1 5.8
WQXA-FM Active Rock 4.3 5.2 4.8 3.4
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.1 3.3 3.4
WHKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 2.8 3.9 3.2
WZCY-FM Country 1.9 1.9 2.5 2.5
WTKT-AM All Sports 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.4
WHGB-AM Country * * 0.4 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Las Cruces, NM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KVLC-FM Classic Hits 11.8 11.6 11.4 12.6
KGRT-FM Country 8.1 7.3 7.0 7.4
KHQT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 5.6 6.1 6.0
KMVR-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.7
KOBE-AM News Talk Information 1.8 2.2 3.5 2.8
KSNM-FM Classic Hits 2.7 2.2 2.2 2.8
KXPZ-FM New Country 1.8 2.6 2.6 2.8
KWML-AM+ All Sports 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Merced, CA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KABX-FM Adult Contemporary 4.6 4.7 6.8 7.7
KHTN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.5 9.8 9.2 7.3
KLOQ-FM Mexican Regional 5.4 6.3 5.6 5.2
KUBB-FM Country 6.9 7.1 4.4 4.4
KYOS-AM News Talk Information 2.3 1.6 3.2 3.6
KBRE-AM+ Mainstream Rock 2.3 2.8 3.2 2.8
KDJK-FM Classic Rock 2.3 2.0 1.2 1.6
KGAM-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.9 3.1 2.0 1.6
KTIQ-AM Spanish Religious * * 0.8 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Omaha-Council Bluffs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KXKT-FM Country 8.0 7.5 10.0 9.2
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.3 7.2 8.6 8.0
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 6.6 5.5 7.1 6.1
KKCD-FM Classic Rock 5.4 3.3 3.6 5.7
KEZO-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.6 6.9 4.7 5.2
KSRZ-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.9
KQCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 6.8 6.1 4.8
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.0
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.0 3.5 4.6 3.6
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.4
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 3.7 4.9 3.3
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.5
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.4 2.4 3.1 2.4
KBBX-FM Mexican Regional 1.0 2.8 1.7 1.3
KXSP-AM All Sports 1.1 2.5 1.9 1.3
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.8
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional * 0.8 * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Sunbury-Selinsgrove-Lewisburg, PA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SP 16      
WRBG-FM Country 7.4      
WCFT-FM Country 2.5      
WHNA-FM Classic Hits 1.0      
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Visalia-Tulare-Hanford
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 7.6 5.4 5.8 6.9
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 5.4 5.4 6.7
KFSO-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.1 3.2 4.5 3.7
KFRR-FM Alternative 3.3 3.0 3.4 2.8
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 0.9 2.0 1.3 2.2
KHGE-FM Country 1.3 1.7 0.7 1.8
KJFX-FM Classic Rock 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.6
KMQA-FM Mexican Regional 4.0 3.9 3.0 1.6
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 1.1 1.9 0.9 1.4
KFIG-AM All Sports * * 0.7 0.6
KRDU-AM Religious 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Williamsport, PA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WILQ-FM Country 22.1 20.9 19.0 21.2
WKSB-FM Adult Contemporary 14.7 14.7 13.2 11.9
WZXR-FM Album Oriented Rock 9.6 7.8 9.1 8.5
WBZD-FM Oldies 6.6 7.0 6.6 7.6
WVRT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.6 5.4 5.8 5.9
WBYL-FM Country 5.1 4.7 5.0 5.1
WRAK-AM News Talk Information 3.7 3.1 5.0 3.4
WRKK-AM Active Rock 1.5 2.3 2.5 3.4
WLMY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 2.3 1.7 1.7
WWPA-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.7 0.8 0.8 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:  7/19/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WGTY-FM New Country 10.1 9.7 10.3 9.4
WSOX-FM Classic Hits 5.2 5.1 7.1 7.4
WQXA-FM Active Rock 5.8 5.3 6.4 7.0
WARM-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 5.3 5.3 6.1
WSBA-AM News Talk Information 2.7 3.7 3.6 2.4
WZCY-FM Country 3.2 2.5 2.3 2.0
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.8
WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.0 1.2 1.6 0.7
WONN-FM+ All Sports 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
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2016/07 11:30 AM
WYTZ/Benton Harbor, MI Looking For Morning Talent

Midwest Family Broadcast WTYZ, 97.5 Y-Country/Benton Harbor, MI is looking for a talented morning show host.  Prefer someone who has handled mornings and is tech savvy and a master of social media and podcasting.  

If you're passionate about country music and making great, local radio, send materials here.

2016/07 8:43 AM
Bennett Leaves WDVD and Bridges Steps In

PD Lori Bennett has left Cumulus Hot AC WDVD (96.3) Detroit and Sister Country
WDRQ, Nash FM 93.1 PD, Robby Bridges (right)  steps in as acting PD.
 

2016/07 8:39 AM
EAS National Test Scheduled for September 28

The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has set the next national test of the Emergency Alert System by FEMA and the FCC for Wednesday, September 28 at 2:20 p.m. (ET).  The secondary test, if necessary, will be held on Wednesday, October 5.

Participants must register with the EAS Test Reporting System, filing Form One on or before Friday, August 26.  For Two by Wednesday, September 28 and Form Three after the test by Monday, November 14.

2016/07 8:32 AM
CMA/Music Choice Extend Partnership

CMA has extended its partnership with Music Choice through 2016.  Music Choice is a video-on-demand provider and they will promote CMA events through the end of the year.  These events include the 50th Annual CMA Awards, CMA Country Christmas, and CMA Music Festival content.  

2016/07 8:27 AM
Condolences to Tom Baldrica

Heartfelt condolences go out to Midwest Communications Corporate Country Brand Strategist Tom Baldrica upon the unexpected passing of his father, Robert Baldrica (left) on Saturday (7/16).  He was 80.

"Life can change in an instant," said Baldrica.  "We're heartbroken and stunned, but on the last day of his life, my father played music, shot his age in golf and won a dollar, worked part time, and went to church.  He did not suffer, and while he'll be missed, he will be with me always.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 306 South 2nd St., Virginia, MN.

Send condolences to here

2016/07 8:20 AM
Reba Partners With Cracker Barrel For Retail Line

Reba poses with her new retail line, Rockin' R By Reba available at 
Cracker Barrel.           Photo: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Reba has partnered with Cracker Barrel to release her own retail line, Rockin' R By Reba.

The line includes items designed by her inclduign Wester-themed jewelry, Aztec-inspired ponchos and shawls, dinnerware, a rocking chair and leather bound home goods. The line also includes toys and playsets becuase she wanted some items that her grandchildren could enjoy.

The line will be available August 4.  

“It was a pleasure working with the Cracker Barrel team to design the products, and I appreciate all of the attention to detail that went into creating these beautiful items,” said McEntire. “The line is very personal to me – from the lamp with a tooled leather shade inspired by my Daddy’s saddle to the carved Bible box that reminds me of my grandmother and her faith. I hope that you see the personal touches in every single item.”

The collection includes more than 60 items adn retails from $3.99 to $199.99.

Reba will also have an exclusive, 10-track album called "My Kind of Christmas" to be released on CD in Cracker Barrel stores and the restaurant's website on September 2.
 

2016/07 8:20 AM
Bobby Bones Show Raises $20K For Wounded Marine

Last week, former U.S. Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis was a guest on The Bobby Bones Show.  She  explained how she lost her leg serving as a helicoter door gunner in the military.  After hearing  the story Bobby Bones and his team decided to do something special to honor her service.  

They donated proceeds from the sale of "America Strong" t-shirts on Bones' website to help her purchase an all-terrain tracked wheelchair.  In less than a week they had raised $20,000, surpassing the cost of the wheelchair. 

2016/07 8:15 AM
Maren Morris Appears On "Late Night with Seth Meyers"

Meren Morris appeared on NBC-TV's "Late Night With Seth Meyers" last night.  She performed her current single "80s Mercedes."

Watch her performance here

2016/07 8:12 AM
Martin Joins Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Music agent Joseph Martin has joined the Nashville office of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and will focus on the country roster.

His experience includes time at William Morris Endeavor in Los Angeles, where he booked contemporary music artists.  Led by John Huie, Rod Essig, Marc Dennis, Darin Murphy and Scott Clayton, CAA Music's Nashville team books artists from country, rock, EDM, faith-based and contemporary artists.

The CAA roster includes Zac Brown Band, Twenty One Pilots, Keith Urban, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Pretty Lights, Shania Twain, Dead & Co., Meren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Brantley Gilbert, Kelsea Ballerini and Amy Grant.

2016/07 8:09 AM
Last Bandoleros Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Last Bandoleros performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night (7/18).  They sang their current single, "Where Do You Go?" Watch that performance here.  

The band was also joined onstage by Sting and they performed his song "Next To You." Watch that performance here. 

2016/07 7:26 AM
Marie Joins Owens One KUZZ/Bakersfield

Toni Marie has joined Owens One KUZZ/Bakersfield in a part time weekend role.  She was most recently with iHeartMedia KWNR/Las Vegas/APD/MD/midday personality. 

This is a return to the station for Marie, who was the MD/night personality before leaving last year for Las Vegas.  

Get in touch with her here.

2016/07 12:57 PM
A-Z Nielsen Audio Radio Ratings 7/18/16 For Subscribing Stations AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SP 16






Albuquerque
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.4 3.9 4.6 4.9
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 5.4 5.9 4.7 4.8
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 3.5 3.4 4.3
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 4.7 3.6 4.3
KABG-FM Classic Hits 3.6 3.3 2.8 4.0
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.5 3.7 3.7 4.0
KBQI-FM Country 2.9 3.2 2.5 3.8
KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.9 5.3 3.8
KRST-FM Country 2.9 3.5 2.7 3.6
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 3.0 2.6 4.6 3.0
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.8
KHFM-FM Classical 2.2 3.3 2.2 2.7
KBQI-FM HD2 Classic Country 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.2
KOLZ-FM+ Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 2.3 1.7 2.1
KTEG-FM Alternative 2.1 2.3 1.7 2.0
KLVO-FM Mexican Regional 1.6 1.6 3.6 1.9
KABQ-FM Classic Hits 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.5
KDLW-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.5 1.7 2.0 1.5
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.3
KARS-AM Modern Adult Contemporary 0.8 0.9 0.5 1.2
KQTM-FM All Sports 0.9 1.3 1.1 1.2
KZRR-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.2
KAGM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.2 2.3 1.5 1.0
KBZU-FM Country 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.0
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.4 2.0 0.9
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 0.7 1.2 0.8
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality * * 0.5 0.7
KNML-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.6
           
*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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.9 12.2 11.2 10.2
WODE-FM Classic Rock 10.9 10.3 9.5 9.9
WCTO-FM Country 9.8 10.0 10.4 9.3
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.4 6.5 8.7
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.5 5.1 5.0 6.0
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 3.8 4.9 4.9 3.3
WWYY-FM Alternative 0.7 1.4 1.0 1.5
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.9
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Battle Creek, MI
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WNWN-FM Country 15.5 15.5 15.6 13.5
WBCK-FM News Talk Information 8.5 8.5 6.3 5.6
WVFM-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 5.4 4.7 4.8
WBXX-FM Alternative 3.9 3.9 3.1 2.4
WZOX-FM Alternative * * 0.8 0.8
           
*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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 9.5 8.2 7.5 10.0
KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 7.3 7.6 8.3 7.5
KLAQ-FM Active Rock 6.9 6.0 7.1 7.1
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 7.1 9.0 7.1
KHEY-FM Country 5.6 6.8 5.8 6.7
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 5.4 5.3 6.5
KSII-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.1 5.2 5.3 6.4
KINT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 4.6 4.9 5.8 5.0
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.5
KBNA-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 1.4 1.8 2.9 3.1
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 1.8 2.4 2.8 2.3
KHRO-AM Oldies 1.8 2.1 1.7 2.1
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.8
XHH-FM Mexican Regional 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.2
KROD-AM All Sports 1.0 1.3 0.9 1.1
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.8 0.7 1.3 1.1
XHNZ-FM Mexican Regional 3.1 2.6 1.6 1.0
XEFV-AM Mexican Regional 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.8
XEWR-AM Spanish Religious 0.6 0.5 * 0.6
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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 6.8 5.8 6.3
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 5.5 5.6 5.1 6.0
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 6.7 4.7 5.6
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.0 4.9 6.0 4.9
KSKS-FM Country 5.3 4.5 4.5 4.8
KJFX-FM Classic Rock 3.2 4.0 3.5 4.6
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 5.2 4.4 4.4
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 2.5 3.7 3.9
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 2.6 3.2 3.2 3.6
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 4.9 3.5 4.1 3.3
KMGV-FM Oldies 4.5 3.4 5.4 3.2
KHGE-FM Country 3.6 2.6 2.2 3.1
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.6
KKBZ-FM Active Rock 2.2 3.1 2.3 2.6
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.7 2.1 1.9 2.5
KFSO-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.2
KFRR-FM Alternative 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8
KJWL-FM Album Adult Alternative 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 0.9 1.2 0.9
KJZN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.0 0.6 * 0.7
KYNO-AM Classic Hits 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7
KCBL-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.7 0.6
KAAT-FM Mexican Regional 0.5 1.2 1.0 *
KFIG-AM All Sports 0.7 0.8 0.9 *
KGST-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Ft. Smith, AR
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KMAG-FM Country 7.7 9.4 8.8 8.7
KOMS-FM Classic Country 8.7 8.1 7.8 8.7
KISR-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.0 7.1 7.8 8.0
KKBD-FM Classic Rock 4.8 5.1 4.7 5.5
KZBB-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.5 4.7 5.4 4.5
KBBQ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.4 3.7 3.9
KWHN-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.4 3.1 3.2
KREU-FM Spanish Variety 1.0 1.0 1.7 1.9
KLSZ-FM Country 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6
           
*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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.1 13.2 13.6 11.7
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.4 5.8 6.7
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.6 7.8 6.7
KDDB-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.1 5.3 6.4
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.7
KUMU-FM Rhythmic AC 5.6 5.4 6.2 4.8
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.5 3.5 4.2
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 4.3 2.7 3.1
KQMQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.2 2.9 3.0
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.9 2.3 2.8 3.0
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.7
KHJZ-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 2.4 1.6 2.5
KPOI-FM Alternative 2.0 2.3 1.4 2.2
KKEA-AM All Sports 2.2 3.5 2.7 1.9
KHKA-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 0.8 *
KIKI-AM Talk/Personality 0.6 0.7 0.6 *
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.9 * *
           
*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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WXBQ-FM Country 20.6 18.3 17.0 18.8
WQUT-FM Classic Rock 9.8 9.4 7.8 9.7
WAEZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.4 7.2 8.2 8.2
WTFM-FM Adult Contemporary 7.2 9.4 10.0 7.7
WVEK-FM Classic Hits 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.8
WRZK-FM Active Rock 4.4 3.1 2.2 3.7
WFHG-FM News Talk Information 2.0 3.9 4.3 3.1
WEXX-FM Alternative 1.5 2.1 1.8 2.2
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.1 1.8 2.2
WKOS-FM Country * 0.6 0.8 0.7
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.7 1.2 1.2 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Kalamazoo
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WKFR-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 11.2 12.7 10.6 11.3
WRKR-FM Classic Rock 6.8 6.1 6.2 8.2
WVFM-FM Adult Contemporary 6.8 8.6 7.0 7.4
WNWN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.9 5.7 6.6 5.6
WZOX-FM Alternative 4.9 4.1 3.1 5.2
WKZO-AM News Talk Information 4.4 3.7 3.1 4.3
WNWN-FM Country 2.9 2.9 2.2 3.9
WKFR-FM HD2 Country 2.9 2.0 2.2 1.7
WKMI-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 2.6 1.7
WQLR-AM All Sports 1.0 * 0.9 0.9
           
*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:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WIVK-FM Country 14.5 13.8 12.0 13.7
WWST-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.4 8.9 7.8 9.7
WIMZ-FM Classic Rock 10.1 9.0 9.9 9.4
WJXB-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 7.9 9.3 9.3
WKHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 6.1 7.6 6.3
WNOX-FM Classic Hits 4.3 4.6 3.9 4.3
WCYQ-FM Country 4.0 3.8 4.7 3.9
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 3.4 4.3 4.2 3.6
WDKW-FM Country 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.6
WNML-FM All Sports 1.8 2.4 2.5 2.0
WMYL-FM Country 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.2
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.2
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.5 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Knoxville
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WIVK-FM Country 14.5 13.8 12.0 13.7
WWST-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.4 8.9 7.8 9.7
WIMZ-FM Classic Rock 10.1 9.0 9.9 9.4
WJXB-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 7.9 9.3 9.3
WKHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 6.1 7.6 6.3
WNOX-FM Classic Hits 4.3 4.6 3.9 4.3
WCYQ-FM Country 4.0 3.8 4.7 3.9
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 3.4 4.3 4.2 3.6
WDKW-FM Country 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.6
WNML-FM All Sports 1.8 2.4 2.5 2.0
WMYL-FM Country 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.2
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.2
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.5 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Lima, OH
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WIMT-FM Country 17.6 16.4 15.8 16.0
WBKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.4 7.7 8.2 9.1
WMLX-FM Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.0 6.6 6.9
WIMA-AM News Talk Information 4.3 6.0 6.0 5.1
WZRX-FM Classic Rock 3.2 4.4 3.8 2.9
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KBFM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.8 10.2 12.8 11.7
KTEX-FM Country 10.2 8.9 9.1 9.6
KGBT-FM Mexican Regional 8.4 7.5 7.0 6.9
KVLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.4 6.6 5.3 6.6
KBTQ-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.2 4.4 4.1 5.8
KFRQ-FM Active Rock 3.3 4.0 4.5 5.3
XHRR-FM Mexican Regional 5.9 6.0 7.0 5.3
KKPS-FM Mexican Regional 4.1 5.2 3.9 3.8
KBUC-FM Tejano 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.6
KHKZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.6
XAVO-FM Spanish Contemporary 3.5 2.8 2.9 3.3
XCAO-FM Spanish Oldies 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.2
KURV-AM News Talk Information 1.7 2.6 1.6 2.5
KJAV-FM Spanish Contemporary 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.1
KNVO-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.0 1.3 0.9 0.9
KQXX-FM Classic Rock 0.9 0.8 1.5 0.8
KESO-FM Mexican Regional 1.0 0.4 0.9 *
KGBT-AM Spanish Contemporary Christian 0.7 * 0.4 *
KVNS-AM All Sports 0.5 0.4 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Muskegon, MI
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WMRR-FM Classic Rock 8.2 9.4 10.2 9.8
WMUS-FM Country 8.8 10.1 8.4 8.5
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.5 6.9 7.8 7.3
WVIB-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 6.3 6.3 7.8 7.3
WLCS-FM Classic Hits 5.0 4.4 4.8 4.3
WLAW-FM Country 3.8 3.8 3.6 2.4
WWSN-FM Adult Contemporary 2.5 1.9 1.2 1.8
WKBZ-AM News Talk Information 0.6 0.6 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Sarasota-Bradenton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WSRZ-FM Classic Hits 11.3 7.6 8.2 9.4
WCTQ-FM Country 5.5 4.1 3.9 3.4
WTZB-FM Classic Rock 1.0 2.4 1.6 1.4
WLTQ-FM Adult Contemporary 2.7 2.1 1.6 *
WSDV-AM Easy Listening 2.2 2.1 1.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Stamford-Norwalk, CT
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WEBE-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 6.2 5.6 6.3
WHTZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 3.6 5.0 6.3
WBLS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.2 4.7 4.5
WCBS-AM All News 7.1 6.2 4.4 3.9
WEZN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.3
WFAN-FM All Sports 3.2 2.6 2.8 3.0
WAXQ-FM Classic Rock 1.6 1.3 2.5 2.7
WFOX-FM Classic Rock 3.2 3.6 2.8 2.4
WKTU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.9 1.3 2.2 2.4
WABC-AM News Talk Information 1.9 2.3 1.9 2.1
WEPN-FM All Sports 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.1
WLTW-FM Adult Contemporary 1.6 1.6 2.5 2.1
WWPR-FM Urban Contemporary 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.1
WOR-AM News Talk Information 2.9 3.3 2.5 1.8
WPLJ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.3 1.3 1.6 1.8
WSKQ-FM Spanish Tropical 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.8
WCBS-FM Classic Hits 1.9 2.9 1.9 1.5
WBMP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 2.0 1.3 1.2
WINS-AM All News 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.2
WNEW-FM+ Hot Adult Contemporary 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.2
WQHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 1.6 1.6 1.2
WPAT-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.9
WICC-AM News Talk Information * 0.7 0.6 0.6
WNSH-FM Country 1.6 2.0 0.9 0.6
WXNY-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.6 1.0 * 0.6
WXPK-FM Album Adult Alternative 0.6 0.7 * 0.6
WPLR-FM Album Oriented Rock * * 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
Wilkes Barre-Scranton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WKRZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.4 9.9 11.1 11.2
WGGY-FM Country 9.0 6.8 8.6 7.6
WILK-AM News Talk Information 6.3 4.6 5.4 6.5
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 6.9 8.8 7.5 6.0
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 6.6 6.8 7.0 5.1
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 3.8 2.6 3.9
WBSX-FM Active Rock 3.9 4.8 3.6 3.7
WFUZ-FM Alternative 1.3 1.8 2.2 2.6
WSJR-FM Country 1.8 2.1 1.2 2.4
WSBG-FM Adult Contemporary 1.8 1.3 1.1 1.7
WMQX-FM Adult Hits 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5
WTRW-FM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.2
WWRR-FM Classic Hits 1.7 1.5 3.3 1.2
WEJL-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.1
WICK-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
WYCY-FM Classic Hits * 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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2016/07 10:13 AM
Saga Seeking Air Talent In Iowa

Saga Communications is looking for a live on-air talent for KICD, CD 107.7/Spencer, IA 100,000 watt FM Country station.

The full posting reads:

"We're looking for someone who loves small market, local radio and can wear multiple hats. The position includes:
 
* 4-hour air shift Monday-Friday
* Some weekends (on a rotation basis)
* Producing commercials and recording clients
* Some LIVE remotes and station appearances
* Website and social media updating
 
We offer an exceptional insurance/benefits package, including 401k. If you'd like to come work for a heritage, energetic, highly progressive 3 station cluster in Spencer, Iowa...we'd like to talk to you! Rush your resume & demo. Saga Communications of Iowa, LLC is a EOE. No phone calls.
 
Rhonda Wedeking
KICD FM CD 107.7 Brand Manager
P.O. Box 260
Spencer, IA 51301
 /blog/

 

2016/07 10:12 AM
WBBN, B-95 Laurel/Hattiesburg, MS Looking For Morning Co-Host



Blakeney Communications Country WBBN, B-95/Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS is on the hunt for a morning show co-host. The full job posting reads:

"Top rated country B95 (WBBN) in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS is accepting airchecks & resumes for co-host on our country morning show. Excellent voice, on-air personality, sense of humor and chemistry/compatibility with our morning host are a must. You must be good at promotions, remotes and station events. Knowledge of and passion for country music and the Southern/rural audience lifestyle and values would be a big plus. Please send an mp3 aircheck (demonstrating on-air talent, experience and any production skills) along with a resume to /blog/ Equal Opportunity Employer."

Interested?  Get on it!


 

2016/07 9:49 AM
iHeartMedia/Chicago Names Trybula As Digital PD

iHeartMedia/Chicago has named Ashley "AC" Trybula new Digital PD, effective immedaitely.  She will work closely with the programming/sales teams at Country WEBG, Big 95.5, Urban WGCI (107.5), Urban AC WVAZ (V103), Top 40 WKSC (Kiss 103.5), Hot AC WLIT (MYfm 93.9) and inspiration WGRB (1390-A).  Trybula will be responsible for the growth of the region's digital audiences across the web, social and mobile and will also oversee digital content strategy as well as guide the stations' on-air personalities on best practices.  She succeeds Christina Swartz, who left the company Friday after nine years.

Region President Matt Scarano said, “I am elated Ashley will be joining the iHeartMedia/Chicago region. She brings a wealth of leadership and creativity to our team and digital brands.” Trybula added, “I've had an amazing run building many great radio brands digitally across the country, but nothing can compare to doing what you love in the best city in the world, my hometown. I look forward to working with the iHeartMedia/Chicago region to enhance the digital footprint while delivering the best content to our audience. I would like to thank Chicago Region Pres. Matt Scarano and iHeartMedia's SVP/Digital Content and Strategy Dan Shelley for this amazing opportunity.” 

Trybula was most recently Regional Online Editor for Radio One overseeing digital platforms in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Richmond and St. Louis.  She also serves as a multimedia personality adn certified YouTube partner.  As a freelance producer, her videos have been features on TMZ, ESPN, VICELAND, ESPN, FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC. She is an active member the The National Assoc. of Professional Women, The Recording academy and NAACP.  The Chicago native began as a freelance writer for the local Daily Herald and worked as an intern for Tony Sculfield's morning show on WGCI from 2009-2010.
 

2016/07 8:56 AM
Gill, Stapleton and Taylor To Do Guitar Pull

Vince Gill, Chris Stapleton and James Taylor will perform in an intimate, guitar-pull format at "All For The Hall Los Angeles." the event will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, September 27 at Novo by Microsoft.

The CMHOF will also enter into a partnership with fellow nonprofit, Education Through Music--Los Angeles, a foundation that promotes the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools. The two institutions provide CMHOF's "Words and Music" educational experience for students at Dorris Place Elementary in Los Angeles.  Dorris Place students will debut an original song as the opening act for the "All For The Hall Los Angeles."

For more information go here .

2016/07 8:50 AM
Get Well Ronnie Milsap

Get well wishes go out to Ronnie Milsap who was hospitalized just prior to a Tifton, GA tour stop on Friday (7/15).  the health problem was unnamed.  The 73-year old is a Country Music Hall of Famer and was inducted in 2014.  

In a statement via his Facebook page, Milsap said yesterday (7/17): "Thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA who took such good care of me. I was back on the road the next day and had a great show in Alabama...we will be back in Tifton, GA this Friday, July 22nd. Look forward to seeing all our South  Georgia friends; you were very understanding."
 

2016/07 8:40 AM
Bonnie Brown Passes

Condolences go out to the family and friends of Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 inductee Bonnie Brown.  Brown passed awa on Saturday (7/16) after fighting lung cancer.  She was 77.

Brown, along with her siblings Jim Ed and Maxine, entered the CMHOF last year after a strong of Country and Pop hits in the 50's and 60's as harmony trio The Browns.  Their 1959 hit "The Three Bells" was the first true Nashville Sound single to become a crossover Pop success.

Bonnie's husband Dr. Gene "Brownie" Ring passed away in January; died of lung cancer in June of last year.  Services are pending.

2016/07 8:37 AM
Black Box to Open in Nashville; Zinke Named VP/Digital

Black Box, a Los Angeles-based music marketing agency will expand into Nashville and open a new office.  Former Warner Music Nashville Dr. Director/Interactive Marketing Adam Zinke will be VP/Digital based in Nashville.  Black Box has a roster of over 70 artists.

"Black Box is focused on artist development and branding in today's music business," said Black Box Founder/CEO Livia Tortella. "Opening an office in Nashville in less than a year of our LA launch, with at the helm of our digital operations, is an exciting moment for us." 

2016/07 8:33 AM
Country Artists To Do A Texas Benefit Fro Dallas Police Officers Foundation

Tanya Tucker (left), The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Frickie T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy will travel to Billy Bob's Texas to perform during a benefit concert on Wednesday, July 27.  

The event "Stars Behind The Stars" will support the families of slain Dallas police officers by donating 100% of the proceeds to the Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation.  The Foundation provides immediate finanacial assistance to an officer's family in the event of the death of an active duty officer.

"Stars Behind the Stars" has partnered with Cumulus Country KPLX, 99.5 The Wolf/Dallas and the rest of the Cumulus/Dallas cluster to raise awareness for the event and teh Assist The Officer Foundation.  For more information go here

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