industry members
kimberly beck
  kimberly Beck
Marty Denton
CEO/songwriter/artist   Trip Jct Records LLC
Art Carter
Owner   ART CARTER MUSIC
Melisa Hodges
PA   Dean Young
Rosanie Dumapit
Asssistant   Bill Hennes Media
Trace Taul
Production Director   Rocking M Media




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JACKSON, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/17/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/17/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WHLH-FM Gospel 9.5 10.1 8.6 8.9
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 3.5 4.4 3.4 4.4
WMSI-FM Country 2.9 3.2 4.1 3.7
WJDX-FM Classic Hits 2.7 2.8 1.9 1.7
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.1
           
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Scripps Country KVOO and Classic Country KXBL/Tulsa, OK has added Brian Jennings as PD, effective Monday, November 27th. Jennings fills the vacancy created when Greg Mozingo resigned from the post in October. Jennings most recently served as iHeartMedia/Wichita OM and Country KZSN PD prior to his departure in September.

"We searched the entire country to find the best Program Director to lead KVOO and KXBL, and I know we have found the right person," said Scripps/Tulsa OM Steve Hunter. "Brian's passion for Country radio is unmatched. We are so excited to have someone as talented as BRIAN on our team."

Jennings added,
"The opportunity to work alongside leaders like David Abel and Steve Hunter at Scripps, which believes in building local brands, is thrilling. It's the kind of radio that breeds passionate, winning teams, and I can't wait to join the TULSA team."

Shout your congratulations to Jennings here.

Emmis/Indianapolis VP/Programming Bob Richards has been named VP/MM for the four-station cluster which includes Country WLHK. He replaces Chuck Williams, who started with the cluster last year. Richards joined Emmis/Indianapolis in 2009, rising to his most recent role in 2014.

Emmis President Patrick Walsh says, “Bob's leadership has been instrumental in building our dominant position in the Indianapolis market,”. “His reputation for building great teams and winning content strategies is legendary. We look forward to Bob applying his ample skills to fortify our culture and performance in the coming years.”

Send Congrats to Richards here.

Entercom has closed on the acquisition of CBS Radio in a merger that gives the combined company a nationwide footprint of 244 stations, including 23 of the Top 25 markets.  The closing brings to fruition the deal that was first announced in last February.  

“We are thrilled to officially close our transformational merger with CBS Radio and welcome their talented employees and iconic brands to Entercom,” said President/CEO David Field. “We look forward to capitalizing on our unique positions in sports, news, music, podcasting, live events, digital and more to provide outstanding experiences for our listeners and compelling integrated marketing opportunities for our advertisers. We now have the scale and capabilities to drive meaningful growth and to compete more effectively with other media for a larger share of advertising dollars. We also look forward to helping to elevate the Radio industry, which remains massively undervalued by advertisers despite having emerged as America’s #1 Reach medium, delivering outstanding ROI to customers.”

One of the first items on the merged company's agenda came to completion at midnight, when Country KSON/San Diego moved from 97.3 FM to 103.7 FM.  On 97.3 FM, a looped message directed listeners to switch frequencies to hear the Country format, while also announcing that the Top 40 format of KEGY/Energy 103.7 would be returning on 97.3 on Monday morning. 

Also, the station in the market spun off by Entercom to Educational Media Foundation, KSOQ/Escondido, dropped its simulcast of KSON for EMF's Contemporary Christian AIR 1 format with new calls KYDQ.

Stay tuned to AllAboutCountry as more changes across the country are in the rumor mill.



Field memoed the new combined staff, writing:

"It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that we have officially completed our merger! We are now one company! And so with great respect and appreciation for the former CBS Radio and its extraordinary history and achievements, we usher in a new era in which these two proud and great organizations will join as one to create a preeminent industry leader with the scale, team, brands, focus, resources and will to build something truly special.

Today marks the end of a near two-year journey to complete this historic, transformational merger that has created an incredibly exciting new company with truly game-changing power and potential. Now we begin a new journey together.

We have an amazing opportunity to make history and to transform not only our company, but all of Radio and even the broader media landscape. And we start our journey in a terrific position. We are a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through a premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. We are the country’s #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. We are the nation’s #2 podcaster and #1 or #2 in virtually every music format. We are one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, at virtual parity with iHeart in the country’s top 50 markets. We have built a terrific, best-in-class team from CBS Radio, Entercom and many other organizations. We have an excellent financial position, providing us with the stability and resources to compete aggressively. And now, we also have the scale to compete more effectively with other media for a significantly larger share of advertiser dollars.

Those of you in our new markets will notice some changes. We will play to win. We are done playing defense; it is time to play offense. We plan to make big investments in our brands, people, capabilities and innovation. We are also done apologizing about Radio, America’s #1 Reach medium, which is massively undervalued and offers superior ROI to other media competitors. We will be a passionate, collaborative, confident, learning organization that moves decisively and boldly and eschews silos, politics and unnecessary paperwork. As in any industry these days, there will be some bumps in the road along the way, but I pledge to you we will always aspire to be great and set our sights high.


There will be much more to come in the hours and days ahead, but for now I welcome you to the new Entercom and want you to know how excited I am about our future together. I have attached a video welcome to share some additional thoughts. And we will be holding a company-wide town hall on

Tuesday during which I will discuss our shared values and principles and some further thoughts on the road ahead.


I want to take this opportunity to thank those individuals who worked tirelessly and effectively over so many long months to get us to this point. First and foremost, I would like to recognize Andrew Sutor for his truly extraordinary, heroic work spearheading all of our legal and regulatory efforts over the past year. I also want to recognize Weezie Kramer, Rich Schmaeling, Pat Paxton, Jenny Nelson, Bob Philips, Ruth Gaviria, Pat Cunnane, Deborah Kane, John Graefe, Chris Pimental, Gene Levin, Noreen McCormack, Esther-Mireya Tejada, Mike Dash, Carmela Masi, Johnny Palumbo, Amy Farley Prophet, and so many, many more, for all of their outstanding efforts to enable us to close the transaction and hit the ground running. I am grateful to all of you.

I also want to thank and acknowledge Les Moonves and Joe Ianniello for their leadership and all of their efforts to lead us to such a successful outcome for both companies.
As Les stated last month, Entercom provides investors with “the opportunity to invest in what we believe will be a best-in-class radio company, with top assets and a terrific management team.” We look forward to having a great working relationship with CBS for many years to come.

I will close in the words of Michelangelo who said, “the greatest danger isn’t that our aim is too high and we miss is, but that it is too low and we reach it.” We will live by those words as we embark on this exciting journey.


All eyes will be on us in the days and months ahead. We have a window of opportunity to elevate our game and get listeners, customers, partners, and others excited by what we are working to build. Let’s get off to a terrific start as one team and show the world what we are capable of achieving. Congratulations and all best wishes to each of you,"


Staffers were also sent a link to this video.





 

Entercom Communications has quickly flipped Top 40 WBMP/AMP 92.3/New York to Alternative as "ALT 92.3 FM, New York's New Alternative." 

The company detailed, "ALT 92.3 will give music fans a true alternative – an expertly curated playlist with local, informed discovery. Eschewing the hype of traditional radio formats, ALT 92.3 is celebrating the launch by putting the music first and kicking-in full force. Listeners will hear 10,000 songs in a row, back-to-back, 100% commercial-free starting at 10:00 a.m. today. Listeners can tune in at 92.3 FM in the NEW YORK area and around the world at alt923radio.com." 

“In a city where alternative music is a way of life, we are thrilled to finally fill the void in radio in New York City,said Entercom Pres./Programming Pat Paxton. “With the launch of ALT 92.3, we will cater to the passionate audience who have helped define the genre for decades – and we couldn’t be more excited to turn up the volume.” 

As 100,000 Thank You's campaign continues, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill brought by their own letter when they stopped in at Ty, Kelly and Chuck's studios in Nashville yesterday morning. It was a cool full circle moment, as they were one of the first artists to jump on board as soon as the campaign launched.
 
Ty, Kelly and Chuck also chatted with Country's power couple about their new single and album: The Rest of Our Life. Hear and see what they thought of the song, written by Ed Sheeran, and much more.
 
Check out the attached photo and video links from Tim and Faith's visit with Ty, Kelly and Chuck at the NASH Campus yesterday.

L-R Ty Bentli, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks.

Individual Video Links:

 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Drop Off a Letter for Our Troops as Part of 100,000 Thank Yous:
 https://youtu.be/Gxlh6c7Q4HE

 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Share Their Favorite Songs Off "The Rest of Our Life": 
https://youtu.be/w3EyopuWnuo

 Ed Sheeran Wrote Tim & Faith's Latest Single, & It Almost Didn't Make the Album: 
https://youtu.be/FURrHp8TIcQ

 Ty Seeks Parenting Advice from Tim McGraw & Faith Hill for a Swearing 4-Year-Old: 
https://youtu.be/rYl7sENaKk4

 Tim McGraw Reads Tweets About Himself for Sexiest Man Alive: 
https://youtu.be/NCTR4fWxV-A
 

Sun Broadcast Group is celebrating its ninth years in business. As it does each year, Sun has unveiled its new look and company slogan to take them through 2018. This year the creative team chose a very fitting mantra for the free-spirited and unique bunch; “Be Free”

“In this ever-evolving space, the great partnerships we continue to enjoy across our industry are a true testament that we have stayed true to our mission from day one," Sun Broadcast Group CEO Jason Bailey said. "We believe that working together and creating great strategic partnerships with other forward thinking, creative companies creates a stronger, better product for those listeners who consume it and the advertisers who support it.”

Throughout 2017, Sun announced many milestones including hitting half-million Shazams, a new partnership with Gow Media to expand their lineup to include podcasts, they celebrated three years with Country personality, FITZ, and massive increases in its affiliate lineup with more than 400 stations in both general market and Hispanic.

Today it’s Jackson, MS. Find the ratings FIRST for the subscribing stations in the in the AllAboutCountry.com News Section after 5 PM (ET).
Monday, November 20th:  Shreveport, LA.  

Last night, Country superstar Keith Urban joined NASH Nights Live's Shawn Parr and Elaina Smith for the NASH Nights Live premier of Keith's new single, "Female".

They also chatted about how he only got the song four weeks ago, how his wife Nicole Kidman is on it, how he's spending Thanksgiving and more!
 
(L-R): Elaina Smith, Keith Urban and Shawn Parr, taken yesterday (11/16) at the NASH Campus in Nashville.

Sun Broadcast Group is celebrating its ninth years in business. As it does each year, Sun has unveiled its new look and company slogan to take them through 2018. This year the creative team chose a very fitting mantra for the free-spirited and unique bunch; “Be Free”

“In this ever-evolving space, the great partnerships we continue to enjoy across our industry are a true testament that we have stayed true to our mission from day one," Sun Broadcast Group CEO Jason Bailey said. "We believe that working together and creating great strategic partnerships with other forward thinking, creative companies creates a stronger, better product for those listeners who consume it and the advertisers who support it.”

Throughout 2017, Sun announced many milestones including hitting half-million Shazams, a new partnership with Gow Media to expand their lineup to include podcasts, they celebrated three years with Country personality, FITZ, and massive increases in its affiliate lineup with more than 400 stations in both general market and Hispanic.

Coming off the success of his sultry and steamy single, Don’t Waste The Rain, Travis Rice is back with an emotional masterpiece. His brand new single, Sinking Ship, will tug at your heart strings with its haunting melody and Rice’s rugged vocals. The song is available on iTunes and all digital retailers today, Friday, November 17, 2017. 
 
He also released an accompanying music video to the song, which can be found on YouTube and already airing on The Country Network. You can view the music video HERE and check your local listings for TV affiliate and scheduled air times for The Country Network.
 
This song, written by Rice himself captures the raw pain of loss. “I think most of us can relate to the scenario that we know something or someone that’s not right for us, but it feels so great at the time that the rush of it makes us untie the bowlines and rush out to the open ocean just to discover that we’re in a perfect storm where we are stranded…no one is coming for us and we’re all alone,” says Rice. “It was easy to write this song in a very truthful and genuine way because I was just describing things that most of us feel sometime in our life.”
 
The music video to Sinking Ship was filmed at 1087 Studios by Jake Parker of Common Era Productions. The video’s somber setting compliments the tone of the song without distracting from Rice’s raw, acoustic, intimate performance.
 

 
 
 
Rice kicked off 2017 on a high note as being named one of the “Top 10 Sexy Men of Nashville.” Since then, he proved that to be true by showing his sultry side with Don’t Waste The Rain. He received critical praise from radio stations by saying “That’s some good country music right there,” “It’ll give the majors a run for the money,” “What a sweet, sexy and talented guy he is,” and “He has the voice that people are looking for.” This song, which also accompanies a music video that has over 230k views, also climbed The Fan Voted Chart all the way to #3, competing as the only independent artist in the Top 5 during that time.
 
With bold vocals and a rugged allure, this Tennessee native has shared the stage with Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, among others. He has been receiving positive feedback since his debut release in 2016, Women, Water and Beer. This upbeat country-rooted song earned him the DisCovery Award from renowned music critic Robert K. Oermann and “…the next big male country star in country music” from Digital Journal. With real emotion embedded in his songs, Rice is destined to remind fans and performers why we all love and connect with country music.
 

For more information, find Travis Rice at the following:
Website: www.TravisRiceMusic.com
Facebook: @TravisRiceMusic
Twitter: @TravisRiceMusic
Instagram: @TravisRiceMusic
YouTube: Travis Rice

   




 
CHATTANOOGA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/16/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/16/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WUSY-FM Country 12.3 11.5 12.7 13.3
WDEF-FM Adult Contemporary 9.6 6.9 9.5 9.0
WUUQ-FM Classic Country 5.6 6.1 5.1 5.3
WDOD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 6.8 5.7 4.5
WKXJ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.8 3.8 2.9 3.2
WRXR-FM Active Rock 3.9 3.1 2.6 3.1
WLND-FM Adult Hits 2.2 2.0 1.5 1.4
WUSY-F2+ Urban Contemporary 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
HUNTSVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/16/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/16/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WDRM-FM Country 12.2 11.1 10.4 7.9
WRTT-FM Active Rock 5.0 5.3 4.7 5.1
WAHR-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 4.2 3.8 4.2
WLOR-AM Urban Contemporary 4.2 3.8 3.4 4.2
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 3.0 3.6 4.4 4.2
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 3.2 3.8 2.7 3.3
WQRV-F2+ Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7
WBHP-AM News Talk Information * 0.5 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           

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Vet music exec Todd Cassetty has been hired to be the Nashville talent consultant for the next season of "America's Got Talent."  Cassetty and his team will focus on finding music artists and looking for talent in all genres, styles and ages.

"Big voices, singer-songwriters, groups, bands, duos, trios, kids,” says Cassetty, “we’re looking for serious acts with real talent who are interested in huge television exposure and the possibility of winning $1 million dollars.”

Cassetty was tapped as a Nashivlle talent consultant last year for "American Idol." He will consult for "America's Got Talent" while handling his regular duties with Hi-Fi Fusion, Cassetty Entertainment and Song Suffragettes.  Artists on AGT are able to have pre-exisiting management and publishing deals, attorneys and booking agents.
 

Lauren Funk has been named Sr. Creative Director at Big Yellow Dog Music.  In her new role, Funk will lead the creative services team responsible for writer management and song plugging.

A graduate of Belmont University, Funk has served as Creative Manager at Big Yellow Dog Music for the past ythree years.  She has been responsible for the success of Big Yellow Dog Music songs "Hometown Girl" (Josh Turner), "Get To You" (Michael Ray) and "Ring on Every Finger" (LoCash), as well as in securing cuts by Blake Shelton, Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane and Sara Evans.  She also has helped develop Big Yellow Dog Music artist writers Tenille Townes, Justin Forrest and Eilee Duke.

"Lauren is passionate about all the Big Yellow Dog Music writers and their success,” says Big Yellow Dog Music CEO Carla Wallace. “She’s a true writer’s friend.”

Taylor Swift has made a comback at country radio, as BMLG has serviced the piano balland "New Year's Day" to country radio.  The song is the title track to Swift's recently-released sixth studio album, reputation, which has already sold more than one million copies in the first week out.  This is the fourth time one of her songs sold a million during the debut week.

Swift has already performed the ballad on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

 

Janet Edbrooke has stepped down as Manager of Events for the Academy of Country Music and is relocating to Nashville to seek her next opportunity.  Edbrooke has spent more than six years with the organization, starting as an intern.  Reach her here. Those interested in the Los Angeles-based opening at the ACM can send resumes here.

Borman Assoc./Manager Michael Corcoran has been named EVP/Marketing and Business development for MTheory Nashivlle, reporting to President Cameo Carlson.  

Corcoran spent seven years at Borman working with Alison Krauss, Michael Franti and  Prior to that he was with Nettwerk, Guster Touring and Electric Factory Concerts.  Reach him here.

Singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal has signed with Sawyer and Garner Management and Buddy Lee Attractions.  O'Neal has written songs from Reba McEntire, Martina McBridge, LeAnn Rimes and others.  She has toured with Reba, Keith Urban and Kylie Minogue.  She will be coming with a new album in early 2018.

Sawner and Garner commented, "Jamie O'Neal is a groundbreaking artist that was undoubtedly ahead of her time when she took over Country radio. Her signature sound, which is extremely current and commercial, can be heard in the voices of today's biggest female artists. Jamie's hits are internationally recognized, and her songs as a songwriter have been cut from Reba, Martina McBride, to Idina Menzel. We are thrilled to be working with such an outstanding talent and amazing person. Many exciting things are ahead for this award-winning songbird!" 

Buddy Lee Attractions' Mike Meade added, "We are thrilled to add Jamie O'Neal to the BLA family. We have not come across a single buyer who does not love her for not only her vocal ability, but also her interaction with her fans. Jaime sounds just as good -- if not better -- than she did when ‘There Is No Arizona' first hit the airwaves. We know she is going to be a great addition to our roster, and we are looking forward to kicking off her 2018 North American Tour!"
 

"Miss Country Soul," Jeannie Seely has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive representation while she continues to celebrate her career.

"It is so exciting for me to be a part of 117 Publicity.”, said Jeannie Seely, adding, “Zach Farnum is a very knowledgeable, ambitious young man and he has surrounded himself with a like-minded staff.  They have respect for the legends and have a vision of how to represent them in this ever-changing business. I’m looking forward to working in this vibrant environment!”

“If there’s one person that was instrumental in getting me started in the music business, it was my friend Jeannie Seely. Seely has guided me, introduced me to the right people and inspired me as a model of success. She’s one of the most revered stars in the business and has helped and is looked up to by so many,” said Zach Farnum, President & CEO of 117 Entertainment Group.

Jeannie Seely's recordings have spanned six decades.  She's written for and have been recorded by iconic country artists, including Merle Haggard, Dottie West and Connie Smith with Willie Nelson.   She is an advocate of musicians' rights and has worked tirelessly for other artists. will commemorate her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Old Opry this year.

11/16/2017 11:02 AM
Where's Energy Top 40 Going?
As was reported here, Entercom Country KSON/San Diego will be changing frequency from its current 97.3 tomorrow Friday, November 17 at noon (PT).  They will be going to 103.7, currently occupied by CBS Radio's Top 40 KEGY, Energy 103.7.

Where will Energy's Top 40 go?  Rumors say 97.3 but no official announcement has been made.  Their Facebook page says, "Energy is moving Monday!  Make sure you're following us on our socials and listening on the radio.com app to find out where!"








 
COLORADO SPRINGS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/15/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.3 6.2 5.8 6.3
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 3.6 4.5 4.5
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 3.4 2.8 3.4 4.1
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.5 3.1 3.3
KVUU-F2+ Contemporary Christian 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.3
KGFT-FM Religious 1.2 0.7 1.1 0.9
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 0.7 0.6 0.7 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
 
MADISON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/15/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 5.5 5.9 5.6 6.3
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 5.3 5.9 5.2 5.7
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 6.7 6.4 5.7
WMAD-FM Country 3.7 2.7 3.6 2.7
WTSO-AM All Sports 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.9
WXXM-FM Classic Hits 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.9
           
*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:  11/15/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WKSJ-FM Country 6.4 7.2 6.8 7.5
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 6.6 5.1 6.3 6.1
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.6 4.9 5.0
WMXC-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.1 2.7 1.7 1.4
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 1.9 2.3 1.3 1.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
TOLEDO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/15/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 6.1 5.1 7.2 7.2
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.8 7.7 7.1
WIOT-FM Mainstream Rock 6.5 6.6 6.2 6.6
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 3.9 4.2 3.9 3.6
WVKS-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.1
WCKY-FM Country 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.2
WMIM-FM Country 1.1 1.2 0.5 0.9
WCWA-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
WICHITA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  11/15/17
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 17 SP 17 SU 17 PHASE 1 FA 17
KZSN-FM New Country 4.8 5.0 7.0 6.3
KZCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.8
KTHR-FM Alternative 2.6 4.0 3.6 3.3
KRBB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.2 4.7 3.4 3.0
KKGQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

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Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley was recognized among this year’s honorees at the 2017 Women Who Lead Luncheon presented by the Alliance For Women In Media (AWM). The event took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

“I am humbled to be recognized by AWM with this distinguished honor,” said Beasley. It is a privilege to work with all the outstanding women who lead on a daily basis at Beasley Media Group. I am proud to be on their team."

Entercom shareholders approved the company's acquisition of CBS RADIO today (11/15), voting to pass the merger that is now expected to close on Friday (11/17).

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, today's shareholder meeting at company headquarters
In Bala Cynwyd, PA, chaired by company founder Joe Field, drew an attendance of four people. The combined operation will own 235 stations in 48 of the top 50 markets.

Capitol Nashville's Carrie Underwood, along with Pop artist John Legend, will co-host a new GRAMMY anniversary retrospective, "GRAMMYS Greatest Stories: A 60TH Anniversary Special," to air on Friday, November 24th on CBS-TV. The broadcast event will feature archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY winners and nominees such as Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Underwood, and several others. 

For days, rumors spun that Warner Bros./WMN's Blake Shelton, who doubles-down on his celebrity status by serving as a judge on NBC-TV's "The Voice," would be named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" this year. The official word came last night (11/14), and Shelton has been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive," becoming the first Country artist to hold the title since People began celebrating attractive men back in 1985. "Like, wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical," quipped Shelton, whose sex appeal gets a boost from his winning personality, to People.

Additionally, only one other musical artist has held the title -- Shelton's fellow "The Voice" judge, Adam Levine, who reigned supreme in 2013.
"I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass," Shelton told People. "As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about." See Shelton begin to rub it in with a little video message to Levin here.

People
 most often crowns screen actors as "Sexiest Man Alive" with the likes Of Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Johnny Depp each earning the title twice. The win for Shelton serves to cement the growing popularity of Country music and its artists both as musicians and pop culture icons.

mTheory Nashville has added Michael Corcoran as EVP/Marketing And Business Development. He will report directly to President Cameo Carlson.
Corcoran comes to mTheory from Borman Entertainment, where he served as Alison Krauss' Assoc. Mgr. for seven years. Corcoran also has prior experience at Nettwerk as an Artist Mgr.


Contact Corcoran here.

Entercom Country KWJJ/99-5 THE WOLF/Portland is looking for part-time and swing on-air talent for qualified candidates located near Portland.
Entercom Country Format Captain and KWJJ PD Mike Moore said, he's seeking talent who can entertain while playing a lot of music; loves to engage the audience via phones and social media; and believes radio should still be fun.


If that's you, send your best stuff to WOLF APD/MD Savannah Jones here.

AllAboutCountry sends more get well-wishes to Morris Artists Management’s Scot Michaels as he continues to recover from a recent leg amputation (10/3).

Michaels has been in rehab in preparation for a prosthetic leg. However, as of today (11/15), Michaels posted on his FACEBOOK page that he has had a setback, fearing another infection.

"I took a major turn for the worse this morning," wrote Michaels. "Potassium level shot up to the point where I might have to go to the hospital. Severe nausea, headache, and no appetite. The Docs think another infection is brewing."

We all are continuing to pull for Michaels.

Send Michaels encouragement here.

Congratulations from AllAboutCountry to Warner Music Nashville/WMN Mgr./Radio & Streaming Regional Promotion Mallory Opheim and Reviver Entertainment Group EVP/GM Gator Michaels, who were engaged yesterday (11/14).
Their announcement was simple, stating "We're engaged!" via FACEBOOK page.


Congratulate Opheim here and Michaels here.
 

Cutter, 'Sox The Fox,' And Alisha
Kudos to Cumulus Country KATC /95-1 NASH FM/Colorado Springs morning teamers Cutter and Alisha, who raised over $40,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Southern Colorado. 
The team hosted their 13-hour "Ronathon" last Friday (11/10).

 

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