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COLUMBIA, SC
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WWDM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 13.0 11.3 13.0 11.9
WHXT-FM Urban Contemporary 6.0 5.5 5.6 7.1
WNOK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.5 6.2 6.8
WCOS-FM Country 5.6 5.8 4.3 4.8
WLXC-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.8 4.9 4.5
WMFX-FM Classic Rock 3.4 4.1 3.9 4.4
WTCB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 4.3 4.3 3.6
WLTY-FM Variety 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.2
WOMG-FM Classic Hits 2.8 2.5 2.7 3.2
WVOC-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.2
WNKT-FM All Sports 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.9
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DES MOINES
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KHKI-FM New Country 5.4 5.9 6.2 6.8
KKDM-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 7.7 7.0 6.8
WHO-AM News Talk Information 8.6 7.6 7.0 5.7
KGGO-FM Classic Rock 4.7 4.4 3.7 4.5
KJJY-FM Country 4.1 5.5 5.0 4.4
KDXA-FM Alternative 1.7 2.1 3.0 2.5
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GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE
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WRNS-FM Country 8.9 7.8 7.3 6.8
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WERO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 5.5 5.1 5.5
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WQSL-FM Country 2.4 1.9 2.6 2.5
WXNR-FM Active Rock 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5
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LITTLE ROCK
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KLAL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 8.1 8.5 9.2
KIPR-FM Urban Contemporary 8.0 7.5 8.0 8.2
KOKY-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.1 6.6 5.8 6.7
KSSN-FM Country 6.7 5.3 6.7 6.7
KMJX-FM Country 6.0 5.3 5.5 5.8
KARN-FM News Talk Information 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.5
KHKN-FM Classic Hits 3.4 3.0 3.6 3.9
KURB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.6 5.0 4.9 3.9
KDJE-FM Active Rock 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.7
KPZK-FM Contemporary Inspirational 2.2 2.9 2.5 2.5
           
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MONTEREY-SALINAS-SANTA CRUZ
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KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.3 7.9 8.4 8.7
KLOK-FM Mexican Regional 6.5 6.7 6.4 6.5
KPRC-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.9 4.7 4.9 4.1
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.5
KTOM-FM Country 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.8
KSES-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 3.0 3.0 2.3
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SPOKANE
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KKZX-FM Classic Rock 6.3 8.2 7.3 6.6
KISC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 3.9 5.0 5.9
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KCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8
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KIIX-FM Country 1.0 2.0 1.4 1.4
KXLX-AM All Sports 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.0
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SPRINGFIELD, MA
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WMAS-FM Adult Contemporary 9.9 7.3 7.5 7.7
WHYN-AM News Talk Information 3.9 3.3 4.1 4.9
WHYN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9
WRNX-FM Country 5.0 5.2 4.4 4.8
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Rascal Flatts surprised a lucky bride and groom on Saturday night (6/24)
when they crashed their wedding in Oshkosh, WI.  The trio performed their hit, "God Bless The Broken Road," while the newlyweds Brandon and danced their first dance.

The group made the stop because a family friend sent an email to their fanclub.

"Wedding crashing...coming to a city near you!" the band tweeted.  "Sending a lifetime of love nad happiness to Brandon and Sara. "

Watch the crash here.

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced winners of the ACM Awards in the industry categories today (6/27).  These winners will be honored alongside winners of the ACM Special Awards and Studio Recording Awards during the "11th Annual ACM Honors" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashivlle on Wednesday, August 23.

Industry Award winners include:

CASINO OF THE YEAR -- SMALL CAPACITY: FOXWOODS RESORT AND CASINO -- MASHANTUCKET, CT

CASINO OF THE YEAR -- MEDIUM CAPACITY: THE JOINT AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO -- LAS VEGAS, NV

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: JOE'S LIVE -- ROSEMONT, IL

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- SMALL CAPACITY: RYMAN AUDITORIUM -- NASHVILLE, TN

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- MEDIUM CAPACITY: RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE -- MORRISON, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR -- LARGE CAPACITY: BRIDGESTONE ARENA -- NASHVILLE, TN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: LENORE KINDER -- AEG LIVE

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: ED WARM -- JOE'S LIVE

Our sympathies go out to Nine North/Turnpike Records President Larry Pareigis who lost a lifelong family friend, Mary Elizabeth Faircloth.  She was 93.

Pareigis explains that Mary Elizabeth or "MEF," as he called her, came into his life when he was  five and moved to Savannah, GA.  His parents and "MEF" all worked together at Memorial Hospital.  She became like a second mom to Pareigis.  She taught him his love of language, and warmth and kindness and intelligence and truth.

Services are Saturday, July 1 at Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401.  Send Larry condolences here.

06/27/2017 12:43 PM
Little Big Town Most Added
Congrats to for earning 29 Mediabase adds with their newest release "When Someone Stops Loving You," making it the most-added single at country radio this week.

Great work by UMG Nashville SVP/Promo Royce Risser, Capitol Nashivlle VP/Promo Bobby Young; UMG Nashville VP/Promotion David Friedman, National Director/Radio Syndication Donna Hughes, Directo/Promo and Radio Marketing Chris Schuler; Capitol Nashville Sr. Director/West Coast Promo Paige Elliott, Director/Midwest Promoo Brent Jones, Director Southwest Promo Mara Sidweber, Director/Northeast Promo Annie Sandor, Manager/Southeast Promo Ashley Laws and Promo Coordinator Sarah Beth Watson.

As was reported yesterday, there were rumors that Tim Westergren was going to step down as CEO from Pandora's board.

Today it has been confirmed.  CFO Naveen Chopra will serve as interim CEO and former MySpace co-president MTV Networks Chief Digital Officer and Sling Media President Jason Hirschhorn, currently ReDee Group CEO, has been tapped to join the company's board.

Westergren said, "I am incredibly proud of the company we have built. We invented a whole new way of enjoying and discovering music and in doing so, forever changed the listening experience for millions. I came back to the CEO role last year to drive transformation across the business. We accomplished far more than we anticipated. We rebuilt Pandora's relationships with the music industry; launched a fantastic Premium on-demand service, and brought a host of tech innovations to our advertising business. With these in place, plus a strengthened balance sheet, I believe Pandora is perfectly poised for its next chapter.”
 

WKKW/Morgantown, WV reluanched today (6/27) and now has a new logo, jingles, voice imaging and  a slogan change.  WKKW has dropped "Good times and great country," replacing it with "#1 for Country."

The on-air lineup has been tweaked with Steve Rogers taking over nights for Company VP/Programming Jon Thomas.  Jeff and Sarah remain in mornings while Tracy Stevens stays on middays. , who joined WKKW earlier this month is handling afternoons.  Listen here.

Nielsen Audio's top radio formats of 2016 were ranked by share of total listing are:

Country-13.6
NewsTalk-11.1
Top 40 7.9
AC 7.8 
Classic Rock 6.0

Get the full list here.

 

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Gro up Executive committee and Nielsen Music havve launched the MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program, a collaborative effort to open doors for women in terested in management positions in music broadcast programming across the country.

The group's MIW Gender Analysis Report tracked a slight increase in women GMs and Sales Managers, bu the percentage of women in programming has remained flat for the past 10 years, creating concern and prompting action from the group.

"Improving the number of women in programming has been on our radar for several years,” Presslaff Interactive Revenue Founder/Pres. and MIW Group executive committee member Ruth Preslaff said. “With the generous support of Nielsen Music, the MIW Group is now keenly focused on the challenge of increasing the percentage of growth in this vitally important sector. We are so appreciative of Nielsen Music’s backing in this endeavor.”

The MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program matches a female programming candidate with key mentors from the both the MIW Radio Group and Nielsen Music to sharpen her programming and professional skills and further her career in music programming. The first mIW-Nielsen Music Programming mentee will receive a scholarship to attend the 2017 Radio Show, produced by RAB and NAB in Austin where she will be introduced and mentored for the next 12 months.
 

SVP/Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships Teresa George will leave the Academy of Country Music on June 30.  

"I've enjoyed 17 wonderful years working with the ACM and am so proud to be part of the phenomenal growth of the organization," she says.  "I feel immense gratitude for the people I've gotten to work with and the friends I've made along the way."

Prior to ACM, George spent 11 years with the CMA in various roles. Reach her here.  No word from ACM on plans for the position.

CBS Radio WDSY/Pittsburgh Asst./Promotions Michelle Benincasa has been promoted to Manager of Promotion.  She takes John D'Amico's position as he leaves to become Director of Regional Promotion at Big Loud.

She has been with the station for three years and can be reached here.

Country WIL, 92.3 New Country/St. Louis morning show hosts Bud and Broadway will debut "Explosion Extravaganza"  on Thursday morning (6/29) at Brookdale Farms from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. CT in Eureka, MO.  

The Eureka Fire Dept. will join the morning team to talk about the dangers of fireworks live on-air to promo safety on the Fourth.  It will also be streamed live on Facebook.






AKRON
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WQMX-FM Country 5.5 7.6 7.4 6.9
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 4.5 5.2 5.1 5.0
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.3 3.9 3.4
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.5
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BAKERSFIELD
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KUZZ-FM Country 9.1 8.8 8.3 8.9
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 7.0 8.3 7.7 7.6
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 3.1 3.5 3.0 4.2
KCWR-FM Classic Country 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.9
KRAB-FM Alternative 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.9
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.5
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.8 5.1 3.3 2.1
KCHJ-FM Spanish Oldies 1.2 2.8 2.6 1.9
KRJK-FM Country 2.0 * 0.6 0.7
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CHARLESTON, SC
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WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.3 10.4 11.3 9.9
WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 6.9 9.1 9.2 8.6
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.1 3.9 4.1 5.5
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 4.6 4.5 5.2
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.5
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 6.5 4.7 4.6 4.2
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 3.7 5.5 4.5 4.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 5.2 3.5 3.9 3.8
WIWF-FM Country 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.5
WEZL-FM Country 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.1
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.0 3.5 3.1
WCKN-FM Country 3.0 3.5 3.2 3.0
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HARRISBURG-LEBANON-CARLISLE
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WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.6 8.2 7.7 7.7
WQXA-FM Active Rock 5.5 4.1 4.5 4.9
WHKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 3.2 3.0 3.1
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.4
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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS
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KXKT-FM Country 7.9 7.9 8.8 9.6
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.9 8.7 9.1 8.3
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 8.5 7.5 7.4 8.0
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.5
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.5 3.1 3.9 4.4
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.8 4.6 4.2 4.3
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 1.5 2.0 2.9
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.8
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.9
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.5 2.1 1.5 1.3
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WSOX-FM Classic Hits 6.6 6.3 6.6 6.2
WARM-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 5.5 5.7 4.8
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WONN-FM All Sports 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.7
           
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Thomas Rhett appeared this last weekend at WUSN/US99's  "Country Lakeshake" festival in Chicago.

Rhett was challenged to put a diaper on a baby doll to prove that he is helping wife Lauren at home with their new adopted toddler Willa Gray, and that he's ready for their new baby to arrive soon.  

Watch Rhett complete the diaper change in 23 seconds here.

 

 


Chris Lane will be heard 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (PT) daily during the month of July as the station continues its rotating series of guest hosts.  He will begin Monday, July 3 and continuing through Friday, July 28. He takes over for Michael Ray who hosted during June.

"We are thrilled to partner with such an amazing talent for the month of July," said KKGO Station Manager Michael Levine. "Chris is a natural entertainer and will bring a unique perspective to the midday show." 

Added Lane, “I'm pumped to be hosting middays on Go Country. It will be a new challenge for me being on this side of the mic, but I'm ready and can’t wait to have a lot of fun with it!”  

Pandora's Tim Westergren is ready to step down as the company's CEO, according to Recode, which reports he will likely stay in place until a replacement is found.

Westergren, Pandora's co-founder, succeeded Brian McAndrews as the firm's CEO in March last year.  Since then Westergren has led the launch of Pandora's interactive streaming efforts, including its $9.99/mo. on -demand service Pandora Premium.

As was reported here, SiriusXM recently inviested $480M in Pandora and was given 19% stake in the company and three seats on the board, including the Chairmanship.

Pandora posted a net loss of $343M in 2016, on annual revenues of $1.39Bn.

According to the SEC, the platforms' the total active user count in the 30 days to the end of March this year was $76.7 M. That figure has gone down compared to the previuos year by 2.7M people.

SiriusXM subsidiary Sirius XM Radio, Inc. is offering $500 million of Senior Notes due 2022 and $1 billon of Senior Notes due 2027 to qualified institutional buyers.  The proceeds will go towards paying off its outstanding 4.25% Senior notes due 2020 and 5.75% Senior Notes due 2021 and a portion of the $1 billion it owes under its revolving credit facility.  Anything left would be kept as cash on hand.

As of March 31, SiriusXM had $500 million in principal amount of 4.25% Notes outstanding (redeemable at 101.063%) and $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Notes outstanding (redeembale on or after august 1st at 102.8%).

WSIX/Nashville has announced that Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Devin Dawson and DJ Sinister are set to perform Wednesday, August 23 at Nashville's Ascent Amphitheater for iHeartMedia Country WSIX, The Big 98/Nashville's seventh annual Guitar-B-Que.  The live event and guitar auction will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"Guitar-B-Que is Nashville's annual excuse to meet and eat for St. Jude," said PD Gator Harrison.  "Ascend is the perfect backyard, Brett Eldredge (right) is the ultimate party host, and our Big 98 family of listeners will ensure another Only in Nashville kind of unforgettable night."

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. (CT) here

 

Congrats to Florida Georgia Line for topping the Mediabase Country singles chart this week with "God, Your Mama and Me" featuring the Backstreet Boys.  The songs is FGL's 12th career #1 and is the third single from their "Dig Your Roots" album released last year.

Great work by Big Machine Label Group (BMLG)'s EVP Jimmy Harden; BMLG Records SVP/Promo Matthew Hargis, Director of Naitonal Promo Michelle Kammerer, Director Northeast /Midwest Promo Angie Coonrod, Director/West Coast Promo Stella Prado, Director/Southwest Promo Lauren Longbine, Director/Southeast Promo Elizabeth Santana and Coordinator/Promotion Leah Fischer.

Voting results are in for the National Radio Hall of Fame.  They report an unprecendented level of audience participation with nearly 300,000 votes cast for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

The inductees by public vote are:
Bobby Bones (left), The Bobby Bones Show; syndicationed by Premiere Networks (Music Format On-air Personality)

Bill Handel,  The Bill Handel Show; KFI-AM/Los Angeles; Handel on the Law; syndicated by Premiere Networks (Spoken Word On-Air Personality). He is the youngest ever inductee and the only representative from the Country genre.

Four of the categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals.  The inductees by this panel are:

Tom Barnard, The Tom Barnard Show, KQRS/Minneapolis (Active Local/Regional, 10+ years)
John Records Landecker, renowned disc jockey, most notably on WLS-AM and WJMK/Chicago (Longstanding Local/Regional 20+ years)
Sean Hannity, The Sean Hannity Show: syndicated by Premiere Networks (Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years)
Robin Quivers, The Howard Stern Show; SiriusXM (Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years)

The National Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee voted to induct two individuals for their contribution to the industry.  These inductees are:

Joseph M. Field
, Chairman/Founder Entercom Communications Corp.
Robert S. "Bob" Sievers, the late legendary Ft. Wayne, IN air personality who was on WOW Radio for 51 years.

Naitonal Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin said, "Each year the enthusiasm and participation from those in our industry and the voting public grows by leaps and bounds.  We’re so happy to induct this truly deserving, talented group of broadcasters this year into The National Radio Hall Of Fame.”

The black-tie optional induction ceremony takes place at the home of The National Radio Hall Of Fame – The Museum Of Broadcast Communicaitons in downtown Chicago on Nov. 2nd. Tickets are now available at www.radiohof.org.  A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum. Imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of The National Radio Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony.

John D'Amico has joined Big Loud Records as the new Regional Promotions Director/Midwest.  He will start July 10. He will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at /todaysnews or via phone at 412-862-6539.

D'Amico joins promotions collegagues Nikki Jimenez, Northeast Region; Dave Kirth, West Coast Region; and Tyler Waugh, Southeast Region-which is led by National Director of Promotions Stacy Blythe and Hunnicutt.

"John brings a unique skill set and passion that fits the Big Loud family and our artists perfectly,” Hunnicutt says. “His radio experience and passion for Country music are second to none. We are all really excited for John to get going and to continue the growth of Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline."

D’Amico shares, "When Stacy called me to talk about the opportunity I couldn't believe it! Big Loud has such an exciting group of young artists, tight-knit staff and distinguished leadership. There is something special about this label; they call themselves a family and it truly feels that way. It is a dream come true to be a part of it."

Before signing on with Big Loud Records, D'Amico spent 10 years working in the Northeast Region with CBS Raido Pittsburgh cluster.  He began his career as an intern and rose through the ranks of Board Operator, Producer and Asst. to the Web Master and Events Coordinator before taking over as Promotions Mnager for WBZZ FM (Hot AC) i 2011.  In early 2015 D'amco took over promo duties at WDSY-FM as well.



 

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      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KBQI-FM Country 4.2 3.5 4.2 4.9
KRST-FM Country 3.7 2.8 3.1 4.8
KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.5
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 4.3 5.1 4.1 4.3
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 3.3 3.9 3.8
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.7 3.1 3.4
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.3
KBQI-F2+ Classic Country 2.4 2.2 2.5 3.2
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 3.3 3.8 3.8 3.2
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.2 3.0 3.0 3.2
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 3.1 3.1 3.3 2.4
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.9
KTEG-FM Alternative 1.7 1.2 1.7 1.9
KOLZ-FM Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.7
KABQ-FM 80's Hits 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.6
KBZU-FM Country 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.6
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.9 1.3 1.2 1.5
KZRR-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.3
KNML-AM All Sports 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 * 0.7 0.6
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
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      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.1 10.5 10.4 11.6
WODE-FM Classic Rock 11.6 8.6 10.1 9.6
WCTO-FM Country 10.5 9.7 8.4 9.4
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.7 6.7 6.9 7.3
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 6.6 6.0 5.9
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 4.2 5.1 4.1 4.4
WWYY-FM Alternative 1.3 1.4 0.8 0.8
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.9 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
EL PASO
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      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 9.9 9.6 8.2 8.9
KINT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.1 6.7 6.9 7.1
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.9 7.4 7.5 7.1
KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 8.2 6.8 6.8 6.3
KHEY-FM Country 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.3 5.2 5.4
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.6 4.1 4.2 4.7
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.9 3.4 3.6 3.2
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 3.7 3.6 2.7
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.6
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.0
KSVE-AM Spanish Sports * * * 0.5
KHRO-AM Oldies 0.9 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
FRESNO
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      Data Released:  6/23/17
      Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.1 6.5 6.7
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.8
KSKS-FM Country 3.9 4.7 5.0 5.3
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 3.6 5.3 5.3 4.9
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 6.1 5.3 4.8
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 2.8 5.9 4.7 4.2
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.9 4.1 3.5
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.3
KHGE-FM Country 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.3
KMGV-FM Oldies 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.1
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.6
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 3.5 2.5 2.3 2.5
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 4.1 2.1 2.9 2.4
K KBZ-FM Active Rock 2.4 2.0 1.7 2.1
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 2.6 2.3 1.8
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.7
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.5
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.7 * * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
HONOLULU
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Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.3 12.0 12.8 12.3
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 5.2 5.8 6.0
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.1 4.8 5.7
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.6 4.9 5.3
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.7
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 5.2 5.4 4.6
KUBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.0 3.0 3.3
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 3.2 2.2 2.2 2.1
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.0 2.1 2.4 2.1
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.7 0.6 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL
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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WQUT-FM Classic Rock 10.1 9.3 8.5 9.6
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.3
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6
WKOS-FM Country 0.9 0.8 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
KNOXVILLE
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Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WIVK-FM Country 12.2 9.7 9.9 10.6
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 4.8 6.2 5.3 4.7
WNML-FM All Sports 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.2
WMYL-FM Country 1.3 1.7 1.7 1.6
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 * 0.5 0.5
WYSH-AM Classic Country * * 0.6 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  6/23/17
Subscribers Added:  6/23/17
Subscriber Format FA 16 WI 17 PHASE 1 SP 17 PHASE 2 SP 17
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 8.1 5.6 6.7 7.1
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 7.4 6.1 5.1 5.1
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.2
WBSX-FM Active Rock 5.7 3.9 4.4 4.1
WFUZ-FM Alternative 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1
WSJR-FM Country 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.2
WEJL-AM All Sports * 0.5 0.5 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

Former KJJY, Nash Icon/Des Moines OM/PD and morning co-host Jonathan Monk recently joined Zimmer Country WGSQ/Cookeville.  He assumed Asst. GM duties at the station on Monday, June 12.

It's a return to the station for Monk.  He was OM/PD/afternoons before leaving KJJY with wife and on-air partner Dianna Kelly as "Monk & Kelly" in 2014.  The Marconi winners spent three years in Des Moines at KJJY.

"We're excited to welcome Jonathon back to the Zimmer/Cookeville family as he assumes his new position," said Zimmer/Cookeville OM Philip Gibbons. "With his vast knowledge of management and programming skills, I firmly believe he will take our radio brands to the next level." 




Today is National Bring Your Dog To Work Day and Country music loves its puppies! To celebrate, Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith brought her rescue pup to the Nash Studios in Nashivlle.  Zoey got to meet Scotty McCreery and Russell Dickerson.  According to Elaina, "He's cheesing pretty hard after meeting them!"

 

Kenny Rogers performed during "The Nation We Build Together" gala opening at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History last night.  Performing in front of the gallery that houses The Star-Spangled Banner, the actual flag that inspired what is now the national anthem.  Rogers sang his song "Merica."

"The Nation We Build" together is a presentation of four exhibitions and interactive experiences that invite audiences to immerse themselves in the fundamental American stories, from the founding of the country, through today. The newly transformed second floor of the museum’s west wing opens June 28th.

Rogers sang a six-song set including "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," Luceille," "The Gambler," "Islands In The Stream," and "You Can't Make Old Friends" to a capacity crowd of 600.

“I thank you more than you know for the gift of that experience,” Rogers remarked. “Who would believe that a child from the projects in Houston, Texas could ultimately end up in The Smithsonian Institution? It is truly the American Dream.”
 

Creative Director Dave Pacula has been promoted to VP of Black River Publishing.  He'll report directly to BRE CEO Gordon Kerr.

"Black River Publishing is in good hands with Dave Pacula," said Kerr.  "His dedication to our Black River family and to the art of songwriting is refreshing.  The team of writers and staff that he has continued to assemble is truly incredibel; I can't wait to see where all this leads."

Pacula has been with Black River since 2014, following his time at Ten Ten Music Group.  His career includes five years at Universal Music Publishing Group.  "This promotion is a true honor," siad Pacula.  "I'm very grateful to and the whole Black River family for the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and innovative songwriters and executives in the industry." 

Get in touch with him here.

Kenny Chesney has invited students from Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University to participate in making the music video for his current single "All The Pretty Girls." Any student at Belmont or MTSU can submit a video they've created for the song, including but not limited to-lyric, live action, notion or animation.

The winning entry will be chosen by a panel from Sony Music Nashville, CMT and team, will receive a $5,000 scholarship and have their video premiere on CMT. The contest deadline is Sunday, July 23 and the winner will be announced Monday, July 31.  Details can be found here.

Nielsen has released its Audio Today Report, which measures the listening through reach adn audience groth, network, radio, podcasting, localism and top formats and songs, as well as look at who listens to podcasts.

AM/FM continues to be the top weekly reach medium as Americans take more and more time each day to listen and hundreds of millions of Americans listen to the radio each week.  Usage of digital platforms and podcasts continue to rise.  Listening outside the home, and specifically, in the car remains a big part of the raido ecosystem.


The profile of an average podcast listener , according to Nielsen Scarborough, is young, educated and affluent.  Consumers who watch, listen to or download a podcast are significantly more likely to be higher educated, higher income and career-minded. This makes them a qualified and vluable audience for advertisers and marketers.
 
 

The latest Grammy charity online auction is in honor of  13th annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit concert honoring U2's Adam Clayton (left).  Presented in partnership with Matchfire, items include guitars signed by Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves, a microphone signed by Carrie Underwood and a CD signed by Cam.  Bid now through July 8 here.

Proceeds benefit the Grammy Museum Foundation and MusiCares.

06/23/2017 10:07 AM
Stapleton Resumes Touring
Chris Stapleton will resume his "All-American Road Show" after suffering from a hand injury with a sold out show tonight at Tulsa's BOK Center.  The extensive tour, which Rolling Stone calls, "...one of the most ambitious country tours ever," will feature special guests Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price, Lucie Silvas, Brothers Osborne and Marty Stuart.  Live Nation is the national tour promotor.

 

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