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ALBUQUERQUE
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KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.3 4.8 4.5 4.4
KBQI-FM Country 3.7 4.2 3.5 4.2
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 6.5 4.3 5.1 4.1
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.8 4.1 4.1 4.1
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.0 6.2 3.3 3.9
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 4.0 3.3 3.8 3.8
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 3.6 3.1 3.1 3.3
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.1
KRST-FM Country 3.6 3.7 2.8 3.1
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.2 4.2 3.0 3.0
KBQI-F2+ Classic Country 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.5
KBZU-FM Country 1.8 1.7 2.0 2.0
KOLZ-FM Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.9
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.3 1.5 1.8 1.8
KTEG-FM Alternative 1.8 1.7 1.2 1.7
KABQ-FM 80's Hits 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.1 1.9 1.3 1.2
KZRR-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.2 1.4 1.0 1.1
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 0.9 1.1 * 0.7
KNML-AM All Sports 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.7
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
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WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 12.1 10.1 10.5 10.4
WODE-FM Classic Rock 10.5 11.6 8.6 10.1
WCTO-FM Country 9.8 10.5 9.7 8.4
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.9
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 7.5 5.1 6.6 6.0
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 4.9 4.2 5.1 4.1
WWYY-FM Alternative 0.9 1.3 1.4 0.8
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.6 0.9 0.5 *
           
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EL PASO
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KOFX-FM Classic Hits 8.9 9.9 9.6 8.2
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.6 7.9 7.4 7.5
KINT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.9 5.1 6.7 6.9
KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 5.0 8.2 6.8 6.8
KHEY-FM Country 6.2 5.4 5.6 5.8
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.2 6.0 5.3 5.2
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 2.6 4.1 4.2
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 1.8 2.7 3.7 3.6
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 2.3 1.9 3.4 3.6
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 3.7 2.5 2.4 2.7
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.9 1.4 1.7 1.4
KHRO-AM Oldies 1.7 0.9 * *
           
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FRESNO
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KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.8 6.5 6.1 6.5
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.5 5.6 5.3 5.6
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 7.6 3.6 5.3 5.3
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 5.2 6.1 5.3
KSKS-FM Country 4.0 3.9 4.7 5.0
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 4.2 2.8 5.9 4.7
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 4.9 4.9 4.1
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.7 3.4 3.7 3.7
KHGE-FM Country 2.3 3.4 3.4 3.2
KMGV-FM Oldies 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.0
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 4.1 2.1 2.9
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.5 1.8 2.4 2.7
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.3
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.3 2.3 2.6 2.3
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.7
KKBZ-FM Active Rock 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.7
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.2
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 * *
KGST-AM All Sports 0.8 * * *
           
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HONOLULU
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KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.7 13.3 12.0 12.8
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 5.6 6.7 5.2 5.8
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 4.4 5.2 5.4
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 6.0 5.6 4.9
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 6.0 5.1 4.8
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.8 3.8 4.4 4.0
KUBT-FM+ Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 3.6 3.0 3.0
KUCD-FM Alternative 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.4
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 1.8 3.2 2.2 2.2
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.8 * 0.7 0.6
           
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+Call letter change.
 
 
       
 
JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL
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WQUT-FM Classic Rock 7.7 10.1 9.3 8.5
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 2.4 1.9 2.1 2.0
WKOS-FM Country * 0.9 0.8 0.6
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6
           
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KNOXVILLE
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Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WIVK-FM Country 11.0 12.2 9.7 9.9
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 3.8 4.8 6.2 5.3
WNML-FM All Sports 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.3
WMYL-FM Country 2.0 1.3 1.7 1.7
WYSH-AM Classic Country * * * 0.6
WNML-AM All Sports 0.8 0.5 * 0.5
           
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WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON
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Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 8.1 5.6 6.7
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 7.5 7.4 6.1 5.1
WBSX-FM Active Rock 2.7 5.7 3.9 4.4
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 3.7 4.0 3.7
WFUZ-FM Alternative 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9
WSJR-FM Country 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.4
WEJL-AM All Sports 1.1 * 0.5 0.5
           
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AllAboutCountry.com will be closed on Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and remember to think about those who have given so much for our country.

Kix Layton has been named SVP/Programmng for Greenville, effective immediately.  Layton previously  worked as the PD for Country WESC.  He also served as PD for Country WSSL for the past 17 years.

"I am so excited to have Kix take over the Senior Vice President of Programming position in Greenville,” said Area Pres./Asheville, Greenville and Greensboro Bill McMartin. “His broad experience in the market with all of our brands, especially WSSL 100.5 and 92.5 WESC, our huge country stations, is invaluable. Everybody on our team is excited to have him.”

“I consider it an honor to be at the helm of country music in the Upstate of South Carolina and in Asheville, North Carolina,” said Layton. “Working with the team and community here in Greenville is going to be fun.”
 

Cumulus Country WDRQ, Nash FM 93.1/Detroit will host its "Free For All Country Concert" on Tuesday, May 30 at Detroit's Campus Maritus Park.  Grainger Smith, Runaway June, Walker McGuire and Ryan Kinder will all take the stage for the event.

"We are thrilled to again bring free, live Country music to Downtown Detroit," said WDRQ PD "The tradition of a free Downtown summer concert is special in this town. It is our pleasure to bring it back with some of today's hottest acts on the bill."
 

Craig Campbell will host his 5th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge June 6 at Nashville's City Winery, with One Million Strong benefit dinner following the Challenge.  Money raised will go to the Fight Colorectal Cancer charity.  The events are in honor of Campbell's father who died from teh disease at 36.  

Celebrities joining him include Dee Jay Silver, Trent Harmon, NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse, Jr., Jackie Lee, Love And Theft, Jerrod Niemann, Parmalee, Michael Ray Thompson Square will appear, with more to be announced.

Ticket info here

An unlikely pairing, but the former Denver Broncos quarterback (with ties to Tennessee and a love of Country music) Peyton Manning took the stage with Chris Stapleton last Tuesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  The two sang "Tennessee Whiskey" together and the crowd was thrilled.

Peyton is not up to Chris Stapleton's vocal abilities, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance.






DAYTON
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Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WHKO-FM Country 10.1 11.3 10.4 9.5
WDHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.5 7.6 6.5 7.1
WTUE-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.0 5.5 7.3 7.1
WHIO-AM News Talk Information 7.4 8.2 7.3 6.5
WMMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.7 7.7 5.8 6.5
WROU-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 6.6 5.5 5.9 6.4
WCHD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.3 4.0 3.7
WRZX-FM Classic Hits 2.2 2.9 2.7 2.9
WZDA-FM Alternative 3.2 2.2 3.3 2.7
WCLI-FM Country 2.1 2.1 2.7 2.5
WZLR-FM Classic Hits 1.8 2.6 2.0 2.5
WGTZ-FM Adult Contemporary 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.4
WYDB-FM Country 2.3 1.3 1.4 1.2
WING-AM All Sports 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.7
WONE-AM All Sports * * 0.7 0.7
WHKO-FM HD3 Urban Oldies 0.5 0.6 0.9 *
           
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GRAND RAPIDS
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Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WBCT-FM Country 7.0 8.4 7.2 7.4
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 7.1 6.5 6.5 7.1
WLAV-FM Classic Rock 5.5 6.3 6.5 6.1
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 6.3 4.7 4.8
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.9 3.7 4.4
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.7 2.8 3.1
WTNR-FM Country 3.4 2.6 3.2 3.0
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.1 2.4 2.1
WMAX-FM All Sports 2.0 2.5 1.8 2.1
WBBL-FM All Sports 2.9 1.3 1.7 1.4
WJRW-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
           
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TUCSON
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KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.0 7.8 8.6 8.5
KIIM-FM Country 7.0 8.4 7.7 7.9
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 6.2 6.5 5.8 6.1
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 5.7 5.1 4.8 5.5
KNST-AM News Talk Information 4.3 2.9 5.4 4.8
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.8 3.9 3.6
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 3.3 4.2 3.9 3.3
KFMA-FM Alternative 4.7 4.1 3.3 3.3
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.3 2.7 3.3
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.9
KYWD-FM Country 1.0 1.6 1.5 2.4
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 0.8 2.2 2.2 1.9
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.4 2.0 2.0 1.5
KCUB-AM All Sports 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.2
KXEW-AM Tejano 1.5 0.9 1.2 0.8
KTZR-AM Spanish Adult Hits 1.0 0.5 * *
           
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TULSA
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KRMG-FM News Talk Information 7.2 9.5 9.5 9.8
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.8 4.7 5.0 6.2
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 5.3 4.8 5.7 6.1
KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.8 6.6 5.4 5.9
KWEN-FM Country 5.4 5.9 5.8 5.4
KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.2 4.1 4.5 4.5
KVOO-FM Country 4.6 4.1 4.6 4.2
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 4.5 3.7 3.9 3.7
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.4 3.1 3.4
KXBL-FM Classic Country 5.3 4.6 4.2 3.4
KTGX-FM Country 3.4 2.4 1.8 2.0
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 1.6 2.2 1.4 1.6
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.9
KTBZ-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.6 0.6
           
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WXTU/Philadelphia PD Shelly Easton has been named VP/Music Programming for the cluster.  She will continue to oversee WXTU while adding digital, marketing and promotional oversight for 'XTU, AC WTDY and Classic Hits WOGL.

"Shelly's leadership at WXTU and across our industry makes her the ideal choice to lead the strategy and evolution of our music stations," says market SVP/MM David Yadgaroff.

Adds Easton, "This is an exciting opportunity and I am thrilled to work with such legendary brands and top notch talent on a daily basis."     

Get in touch with Easton here.
 

Kelsea Ballerini has signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV.  

"Having known Kelsea since she was 13 years old and seeing her songwriting grow over the years makes it even more special to be able to come alongside her as her publisher,” says Sony/ATV Nashville President/CEO Troy Tomlinson"With all her abilities to perform and entertain fans worldwide, she remains, as always, at her core a gifted songwriter."

05/25/2017 3:03 PM
Never Say Never
iHeartCommunications has again extended their private term loan offers, as it did April 13, April 27 and May 12.  The new deadlin is June 9.  Last month, a company release noted only about 1.1% of the outstanding notes had been tendered.   Today's information doesn't update that number.  Terms have not changed.  Get more information here

While annual bonuses are the norm, cumulus Media made public in an 8-K filing iwth the SEC that they would be moving to quarterly incentive plan for key execs. 

Cumulus wrote, "On May 18, 2017, the Board of Directors of Cumlus Media Ind. upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board and the Committee’s independent compensation consultant, approved the terms and conditions of the Company’s annual executive incentive plan for certain officers of the Company, including the Company’s current named executive officers, to operate as a quarterly incentive plan for 2017, and adopted a supplemental incentive plan for 2017 for key members of senior management, including the named executive officers."

Those quarterly awards, "to named executive officers under the 2017 QIP will be based on the Company achieving budgeted adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) levels. The target cash incentive award opportunity available to each named executive officer under the 2017 QIP is calculated as a percentage of each named executive officer’s base salary, all in accordance with the terms of each such officer’s existing employment agreement."

So how much will they be getting? The filing says, performance is measured at the end of each quarter, beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2017, based on year-to-date performance at the end of the respective quarter. If target performance levels for the year-to-date period have been met or exceeded, 25% of the total annual target bonus will be awarded following applicable quarter end. If, at the completion of any quarter, target performance levels for the year-to-date period (other than the full year period) have not been met, no payment will be made for that period."

Under the 2017 SIP, target award opportunities for each neames executive officer are as follows:

CEO MARY BERNER ($1,470,000), 
CFO JOHN  ABBOT ($587,500), 
WESTWOOD ONE Pres. & EVP/Corporate Marketing SUZANNE Grimes ($120,000) 
General Counsel RICHARD DENNING ($480,000).

Brian Hall has been named SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia/Asheville.

Brian's vast experience in Asheville will really help us continue to dominate the market in every format,” said Area Pres. Bill McMartin. “We have an experienced team in Asheville who all have great respect for Brian and his ability to lead our programming efforts.”

Brian’s expert leadership skills and market knowledge make him the perfect choice to lead the Asheville team,” said EVP/Programming-Northeast Division Meg Stevens. “We’re extremely excited to have him take the reins as our new Senior Vice President of Programming.” 

"I am both honored and excited about this promotion,” said Hall. “We are one big family here at iHeartMedia/Asheville. I've been blessed to have been with the company for twenty-two years and am looking forward to our continued growth in ratings and revenue."
 

Luke Bryan will embark on the ninth annual "Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017." The tour will start Thursday, September 28 in Lincoln, NE.  With six dates throughout the Midwest, Bryan will wrap his tour on Saturday, October 7 in Centralia, MO.

Label mate Jon Pardi will join Bryan for this year's "Farm Tour," with additional supporting acts to be announced at a later day.  Tickets for all stops on "Farm Tour" will go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. loal time.  For a complete list of tour stops and more information, visit the official "Farm Tour" website here.

WFRE/Frederick, MD midday host Holly McCall is leaving the radio business for the real estate business.  The search is on for the real estate business, so the search is on for her replacement. Imaging skills are a plus.  Send airchecks and resumes here.

Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta is the biggest IndyCar fan ever so you would expect him in Indianapolis for thiis weekend's 101st running of the Indy 500.  

Scott co-hosted Mornings with Dave O'Brien on Country 97.1 Hank FM, WLHK Thursday morning and will be returning Friday for more co-hosting duties.  

Scott and Dave's guests on Thursday included Brantley Gilbert, Indy 500 champ Tony Kanaan, defending Indy 500 winning team owner Bryan Hera, Indy Lights driver (and son-of Reba) Shelby Blackstock and former NASCAR team owner and crew chief Ray Evernham, who on Wednesday, learned that he will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2018.  

Fridya's guests will include Reba, Justin Moore, Brett Young and drag racer Courtney Force, whose husnad, Graham Rahal, will be competing in Sunday's Indy 500.

Listen live here

Eric Church will open a  pop-up sotre May 26-28 in east Nashvile (218 S. 11th St) open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., as he wraps his "Holdin' My Own tour" at the Bridgestone Arena Friday and Saturday.  The store will open again June 8-11 during CMA Music Festival.

Items featured incude Church's Gibson Hummingbird Dark Signature autographed guitar, custom Jack Daniel's barrels, customer Orion coolers, vinatage tour t-shirts and posters, and boots from Church's "These Boots" by Lucchese line.  A portion of the store proceeds will benefit his non-profit Chief Cares.

Charlie Daniels' non-profit The Journey Home Project has partnered with the Shepherd's Men, a 17 member team of active and former service men and civilian partiots raising  funds and awareness for the Share Military Initiative at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

During the Shepherd's Men Run team members run 22 kilometers each day wearing a 22-lb. flak vests to bring awareness to the 22 vets who commit suicide every day.

The event began Monday, May 24 and runners will go through Mt. Juilet, TN and Nashville Friday, May 26 and Saturday May 27.  More on the event here.  More on the Journey Home Project here.

Mike Boen (left), GM for KBLB/Brainerd, MN is retiring and GSM Jeff Hillborn has been promoted to take his place.  Boen has been with the station for 24 years.

"Jeff has been managing in the Brainerd lakes area for over 25 years," says VP/Regional Manager Dan Seeman. "He has big shoes to fill. Mike Boen has been an outstanding leader in the market." 

Hillborn begins his new role July 6 and can be reached here  Get in touch with here.

iHeartMedia Providence PD/Digital Kelsey Maxon transfer to Hartford as PD/Digital for the cluster that includes Country WWYZ.  He will start his new position June 5.

"We  are excited to have Kelsey join the team here in Hartford,” says President Steve Honeycomb. “He has the vision, energy, and passion to lead and make a positive impact on our digital strategy.” 

Maxon succeeds Amanda Terranova who is now PD/Digital for the Washington DC region.  He joined the company in 2014 after four years as Manager/Promotions and Digital at Sports WEEI/Warwick, RI.  Get in touch with him here.

05/25/2017 11:15 AM
Whiteside Promoted At iHeart
Rob Whiteside, iHeartMedia's Central Region Director/Digital Operations has been promoted to the newly created position of PD/Digital Virginia/Carolina Region that includes 11 Country stations.

"Rob is an exceptional leader who has a strong history of creating unparalleled content and digital websites," says EVPP Meg Stevens. "I'm confident that his strategic plans will utilize our social platforms to extend our station brands and personalities as well as elevate our service to our listener and client customers." 

Whiteside has been wiht iHeartMedia in 1997 from A&P where he was Director/Advertising.  He will be based in Raleigh.  Get in touch with him here.







ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY
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WPYX-FM Classic Rock 6.3 5.3 5.5 5.9
WFLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.7 5.7 6.0 5.7
WYJB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 7.0 5.0 5.5
WGY-AM News Talk Information 5.6 5.5 5.1 5.4
WTRY-FM Classic Hits 4.2 5.5 4.8 5.3
WRVE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.8 5.6 4.0 4.8
WKLI-FM New Country 3.7 3.1 3.0 3.6
WAJZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.2 2.9 2.5 3.0
WROW-AM Oldies 2.1 2.7 2.5 2.8
WKKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
WFFG-FM Country 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6
WINU-FM All Sports 0.6 * * *
WNYQ-FM Classic Hits * 0.7 * *
           
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SYRACUSE
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WBBS-FM Country 12.0 10.9 10.1 9.2
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 7.2 7.1 8.0
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 5.6 8.0 8.0 8.0
WWHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 5.9 5.1 6.1
WYYY-FM Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.2 6.3 6.1
WSEN-FM Oldies 3.4 4.1 5.0 4.3
WAQX-FM Alternative 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.3
WMVN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 1.1 3.4 3.3
WOLF-FM New Country 2.0 2.6 3.0 2.7
WXTL-FM Classic Rock 2.0 1.1 2.1 1.9
WHEN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.8 2.1 1.8 1.3
           
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05/24/2017 12:59 PM
Chris Janson Earns Most Adds
Congrats to Warner Bros/WAR artist Chris Janson for earning 55 Mediabase adds with his single, "Fix A Drink," making it the most-added single at country radio this week.

Great work to Warner Music Nashville SVP/Radio and Streaming Kristen Williams; VP Radio and Streaming Chris Palmer; VP/Original Content & Radio Marketing Chad Schultz; Warner Bros./WAR Nat'l Dir./Radio & Streaming Tom Martens; Radio & Streaming Regional Mgrs. Anna CageRay Vaughn, Raffella Braun, Tim Starr; and Sr. Coord. Jessica Rouse.

Group tables and individual tickets are available for the Country Radio Hall of Fame (CRHOF) Dinner and Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 21 at the Nashville Marriott.  Country Radio Broadcasters will honor Universal Music Group Chairman/CEO Mike Dungan and Martina McBride with its President's Award and Artist Career Achieement Awards, in addition to welcoming nine new nductees to the CRHOF.  The class of 2017 includes six radio personalities nad three off-air broadcasters.  They are: Tim Closson, Charlie Ochs and Mel Owens in the radio category and Joe Wade Formicola, Linda Lee, Jim Mantel and The Good Morning Guys (KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO) in the on-air category.

Purchase single tickets by contacting Ashley Silver. To sponsor a table contat Holly Lane Freeman or Brooke Sanders.  The event is expected to sell out.

Westwood One has named Adlarge Manager/National Accounts Delanne Lang and Premiere Networks' Diane Johnston as Directors/National Partnerships.  Lang will be based in New York and will report to EVP/Northeast Sales Ron Russo.  Johnston will be based in Detroit and report to EVP/Midwest Sales Doug Johnston.

"Adding an experienced pro like Delanne to our staff will have an immediate impact on our business,” said Russo. “Deanne will play a large part in building our brand relationships and boosting revenue.” Lang said, "The audio marketplace is demanding innovation and agility. I am excited to be a part of the winning team at Westwood One and represent its high profile content, research, and smart marketing insights." 

I'm thrilled be on the Westwood One team," said Diane Johnston. Westwood One’s assets are second to none, and I cannot wait to work with national brands to create custom campaigns within our live sports, music and entertainment, spoken word, and all the high-profile events.” 

Added Doug Johnston, "We are elated to have join our team in the Midwest. Her 30 years of experience and strong agency and client relationships dramatically elevate Westwood One’s access and experience in the Detroit advertising community.” 
 

Country artists were a big part of two TV finales last night.  On ABC TV "Dancing with the Stars" wrapped up its 24th season and featured Lady Antebellum during its finale episode.  They performed their current single "You Look Good," as the Dancing With The Stars" professional dance troupe danced to the song.  Check it out here.

On NBC TV, "The Voice" finalized its 12th season andperformed his current single "Either Way." Little Big Town also joined contestant Lauren Duski and together they sang "Better Man." Rascal Flatts joined "The Voice" contestant Brennley Brown sing "Yours If You Want It." Duskey was joined by "The Voice" coach and Blake Shelton to sing "There's A Tear In My Beer."  Shelton also joined contentant Aliyah Moulden to perform "Dancing In The Street.

The Texas Association of Broadcaters has announced the winners of its 2017 Bonner McLane Public Service Award winners.  This award honors outstanding contributions and service to statoins' local communities including news coverage.  The awards will be presented at the organizations convention in Austin August 9-10.

The winners were Cox Media Group/Houston (large radio); Brazos Communications West, LLC Country KHKX (Kicks 99 Country)/Odessa-Midland (medium radio); and Mesquite Independent School District Classic Hits KEOM/Mesquite, TX (small radio).

WFON/Fon Du Lac, WI afternooner Big Al has moved to mornings, replacing Guy David, who is now doing mornings at KYGO/Denver.  He will be working with Stef Z and the show has been re-branded as The Morning Radio Rodeo.  He is also voicetracking afternoons.

He can be reached here.

05/24/2017 11:31 AM
New Hot Topic From The Pros
WHAT DO LISTENERS WANT?

This week long-time and well-known program consultant and researcher Brian Wright drills down on the “The Listening Experience”. Check out his article in “Hot Topics From The Pros!”  

Singer/songwriter Tina Parol (right) has signed with Disney Music Group.  Parol began her music career as a pop artist on Universal Motown.  Since moving to Nashville to writer full-time, she's had songs by Jerrod Niemann, Dallas, Smith, Britney Spears and Celine Dion.







BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  5/23/17
           
Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WBHK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.2 9.0 11.7 11.4
WBHJ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 7.7 9.4 9.5
WZZK-FM Country 7.4 6.2 6.2 6.7
WBPT-FM Classic Rock 6.0 5.4 5.3 6.1
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.4
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.4 4.7 4.3
WDXB-FM Country 5.0 4.6 4.0 4.0
WJOX-FM All Sports 3.6 7.2 3.6 3.5
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 5.4 3.4 3.4
WERC-FM News Talk Information 4.2 2.8 3.6 3.3
WAGG-AM Gospel 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 2.2 3.1 2.4 2.5
WMJJ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.2
WPYA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.4 2.0 1.9 2.1
WERC-F2+ Contemporary Inspirational 1.6 1.9 2.4 2.0
WQEN-F2+ Mainstream Rock 2.0 1.3 1.2 1.5
WENN-AM Adult Contemporary * * 0.7 0.7
WJQX-FM All Sports * 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  5/23/17
           
Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WGRF-FM Classic Rock 6.9 6.5 5.4 5.9
WHTT-FM Classic Hits 6.4 6.4 5.9 5.9
WEDG-FM Active Rock 3.5 3.3 3.9 3.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  5/23/17
           
Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 10.1 10.0 8.7 9.0
WESC-FM Country 5.6 5.0 5.6 5.8
WSSL-FM New Country 6.2 6.3 5.8 5.8
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 3.8 4.3 4.4
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.8 3.4 3.9 3.5
WJMZ-F2+ Alternative 0.8 1.2 1.4 1.6
WJMZ-F3+ Adult Hits 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.0
WROO-FM Active Rock 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.7
WLFJ-AM Religious 0.6 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
RICHMOND
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  5/23/17
           
Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WKJS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.7 8.5 8.3 9.9
WBTJ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.6 7.3 7.2 7.0
WCDX-FM Urban Contemporary 6.0 5.2 5.8 5.3
WKHK-FM Country 6.3 5.5 5.7 5.2
WRVA-AM News Talk Information 5.3 5.7 4.7 4.5
WPZZ-FM Contemporary Inspirational 6.4 5.4 5.0 4.4
WRVQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 5.1 5.3 4.2
WTVR-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 6.0 4.7 4.2
WRXL-FM Mainstream Rock 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.9
WURV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 3.5 3.8 3.8
WKLR-FM Classic Rock 3.1 3.8 2.9 3.2
WJSR-FM Classic Hits 3.0 2.1 2.2 2.5
WBBT-FM Classic Hits 1.5 1.0 1.6 1.7
WWLB-FM Classic Country 1.3 2.1 2.3 1.6
WLFV-FM Contemporary Christian 1.5 1.4 2.0 1.3
WRNL-AM All Sports 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8
WRVQ-F2+ Classic Rock 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8
WURV-F2+ Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
ROCHESTER, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  5/23/17
           
Subscriber Format SU 16 FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 5.5 7.1 7.8 7.6
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 5.1 3.8 5.3 4.7
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.1
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.4 2.6 2.7
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
WNBL-FM Country 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.4 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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