industry members
Mike Kennedy
Program Director   106.7 The Ride KHLR-FM
Christal Blue
Program Director   Telemedia Broadcasting
Chrystal Heidemann
Affiliate Relations   ReelWorld
Rebeka Griffin
Promotions Director   Alpha Media USA
Tom Starr
  Warmer Nashville
Ann East
  Grass Roots Records




TODAY'S NEWS
CBS Radio Country WDSY/Y108/Pittsburgh has unveiled the lineup for its fifth annual "Y108 8 Man Jam" at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh's North Shore on Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m (ET).

The " Y108 8 Man Jam " will feature: Lee BriceKip MooreBrothers OsborneGranger SmithWilliam Michael MorganChris Lane, and David Ray.

The "Y108 8 Man Jam" is an exclusive, invite-only event.

For more information about ticket giveaways, visit here.









Akron
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WQMX-FM Country 8.5 6.9 8.0 8.1
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.2 5.3 4.6 4.8
WKDD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.6
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.5 1.6 1.4
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.3 0.9 1.1
WARF-AM All Sports * * 0.7 0.7
           
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Bakersfield
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KUZZ-FM Country 7.2 7.9 8.3 8.8
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 8.7 6.6 6.2
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.6
KPSL-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.1
KRAB-FM Alternative 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.7
KBFP-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.0 2.6 2.7 2.4
KRJK-FM Adult Hits 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.2
KCWR-FM Classic Country 1.8 2.4 1.5 1.6
KCHJ-AM Spanish Oldies 0.8 1.4 1.2 0.9
KVMX-FM Country 1.4 1.3 0.8 0.8
KBFP-AM Comedy * 0.5 * *
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.6 0.5 * *
KWAC-AM Spanish Sports * * 0.7 *
           
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Charleston, SC
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WWWZ-FM Urban Contemporary 7.2 8.3 7.8 7.7
WXST-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.8 9.5 7.1 7.7
WAVF-FM Adult Hits 5.4 4.7 5.2 5.9
WEZL-FM Country 6.9 4.4 4.3 5.3
WSSX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.2 5.6 5.3
WMGL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.8 5.1 4.0 5.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 3.5 4.9 4.0 4.8
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 7.2 4.8 4.8
WCKN-FM Country 3.1 3.0 4.9 4.6
WMXZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.7
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.5 4.8 3.7
WIWF-FM Country 2.9 3.7 2.3 2.4
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.7 1.4 1.9 1.8
WMXZ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.2 1.6 1.0 1.3
           
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Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle
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Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WRVV-FM Classic Hits 5.9 7.4 7.5 8.2
WNNK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.8 9.5 8.8 7.9
WHP-AM News Talk Information 5.5 6.5 5.1 5.6
WRBT-FM Country 6.0 5.3 4.5 3.9
WQXA-FM Active Rock 4.3 5.2 4.8 3.7
WHKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 2.8 3.9 3.4
WWKL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.1 3.3 2.8
WZCY-FM Country 1.9 1.9 2.5 2.5
WTKT-AM All Sports 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6
WHGB-AM Country * * 0.4 *
           
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Omaha-Council Bluffs
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KXKT-FM Country 8.0 7.5 10.0 9.7
KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.3 7.2 8.6 8.7
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 6.6 5.5 7.1 7.0
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 3.7 4.9 4.2
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.0 3.5 4.6 3.5
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.4
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.4 2.4 3.1 3.1
KOOO-FM Adult Hits 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.0
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional * 0.8 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
York
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WSOX-FM Classic Hits 5.2 5.1 7.1 6.5
WARM-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 5.3 5.3 5.8
WSBA-AM News Talk Information 2.7 3.7 3.6 3.3
WONN-FM+ All Sports 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
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Robert Cross
Condolences from AllAboutCountry to Amy Cross, Promotions Director/midday personality for El Dorado Broadcasters Country KTTI (95.1)/Yuma, AZ, and Rock KXFM (99.1)/Santa Maria, CA, on the death of her father, Robert Cross of Sebastian, FL, who passed yesterday (5/22). Her mother, Gladys Cross, died on February 7th this year.


Amy's parents were married 66 years. Our best wishes go out to her.

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has launched his own bi-weekly podcast, "Walking The Floor," distributed through Podcastone.  The show, focusing mostly on Country, Roots, and Americana music, will post every other Monday.
 
Shiflett's debut episode is available today and features an interview with Dierks Bentley. Future guests will include Sturgill Simpson, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Social Distortion's Mike Ness, Jason Isbell, Buddy Miller, Old Dominion, Jack Ingram, producer Dave Cobb, and more, plus an interview with the late Merle Haggard.

Shiflett said, “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Podcastone network.  I’ve got a laptop full of interviews and we’re booking more every day, so 2016 is going to be a busy year for “Walking The Floor.”
 
Podcastone founder and Chairman Norm Pattiz added, “It’s great to have the talents of Chris now on Podcastone. The relationships he brings are an outgrowth of his many years as, quite literally, a ‘player’ in the music business. It’s great to have him aboard.”

Condolences to Schmidt Relations President/CEO Jessie Schmidt and her musician husband Joey Schmidt on the passing of their daughter, Savannah who was only 21.

Savannah died very unexpectedly Thursday, May 19th.
Visitation was held Sunday (5/22) and services today (5/23) at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. Family and friends honored Savannah with a "Pink Out" during the funeral.

Send condolences to the Schmidt family here.

Voting for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees begins today.  The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization's nominating committee.  Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals, while the other two  will be voted on by the public. The public voting begins June 20 for eight nominations for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

Inductees will be announced July 11.  The induction ceremony will be held thursday, November 117 at teh Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.

Nominees to be voted on by voting participant panel:
 
Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), San Diego
Charles Laquidara, Boston
Bobby O’Jay, Memphis
Garland Robinette, New Orleans
 
Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
Tom Barnard, Minneapolis
BJ & Migs (BJ Shea & Steve Migs), Seattle
Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), Chicago
Preston and Steve (Preston Elliot & Steve Morrison), Philadelphia
 
Networks/Syndication (10 years or more)
American Top 40 & On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, Ryan Seacrest
The Fabulous Sports Babe, Nanci Donnellan
The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey
Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal
  
Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
Delilah, Delilah
Gospel Traxx with Walt “Baby” Love, Walt “Baby” Love
The Jim Rome Show, Jim Rome
The Kim Komando Show, Kim Komando
 
Nominees to be voted on by listeners nationwide:
 
Music Format On-Air Personality
Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton
Tom Kent
The Kevin & Bean Show (Kevin Ryder & Gene Baxter)
Bob Kingsley
 

Diane Rehm
Mike Francesa and Chris Russo
Michael Savage
Sean Hannity



 

Jacquelyn Marushka has launched Marushka Media, an entertainment company specializing in branding, public relations and medai coaching.

She has been working for Shore Fire Media as GM since its launch three years ago.  Her 20 year career includes time at Sony Music Entertainment's Provident Label Group where she was VP/Public Relations.  

Get in touch with her at 615-417-6500 or here.

05/23/2016 10:42 AM
Mike Lawrence Passes
C
Dana and Mike
ondolences go out from AllAboutCountry.com to friends and family of Brazos Communications Country KHKX/idlandOdessa morning co-host Mike Lawrence.  Lawrence passed away suddently Saturday night  (5/21) in New Mexico.  He is survived by his wife, Dana Carole.  Carole was Lawrence's longtime co-hsot for 25 years on their "Mike and Dana Show."

His death comes one month after the couple was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of fame after their reirement from radio in late 2014.  The duo did onrings at three different stations in teh Midland-Odessa market durin gtheir 25 years there and were widely popular.  They were with KNFM in 1990 and moved across the street at KGEE for an 11-year run.  During that time they were awarded the CMA Station of the Year award.  In 2001 they launched KHKX for Brazos Communications.

In 2007 they received another CMA Personality of the Year Award.  Lawrence programmed KHKX in addition to doing mornings.  A page honoring the couple has been posted on teh KHKX website here.

Services are pending.

The Billboard Music Awards aired last night and Country winners included Thomas Rhett winning Top Country Song with "Die A Happy Man," Luke Bryan winning Top Country Artist and Chris Stapleton walking away with Top Country Album for "Traveller."

Country performances included Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed their duet "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" and, according to USA Today, were "crazy in love."

Other highlights included Celine Dion delivering a tearful speech and performance in memory of her late husband, Madonna Stevie Wonder and The Weeknd remembering Prince and Britney Spears opening with her greatest hits.

The full list of winners are below:

         Top Artist: ADELE
         Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): RIHANNA
         Top R&B Song: THE WEEKND, “The Hills”
         Top Billboard 200 Album: ADELE, 25
         Top Male Artist: JUSTIN BIEBER
         Top Country Song: THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man”
         Top Hot 100 Song: WIZ KHALIFA FT. CHARLIE PUTH, “See You Again”
         Top Hot 100 Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top New Artist: FETTY WAP
         Top Female Artist: ADELE
         Top Duo/Group: ONE DIRECTION
         Top Billboard 200 Artist: ADELE
         Top Song Sales Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Radio Songs Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Streaming Songs Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Social Media Artist: JUSTIN BIEBER
         Top Touring Artist: TAYLOR SWIFT
         Top R&B Artist: THE WEEKND
         Top Rap Artist: DRAKE
         Top Country Artist: LUKE BRYAN
         Top Rock Artist: TWENTY ONE PILOTS
         Top Latin Artist: ROMEO SANTOS
         Top Dance/Electronic Artist: DAVID GUETTA
         Top Christian Artist: HILLSONG UNITED
         Top Gospel Artist: KIRK FRANKLIN
         Top Soundtrack: Pitch Perfect 2
         Top R&B Album: THE WEEKND, Beauty Behind the Madness
         Top Rap Album: MEEK MILL, Dreams Worth More Than Money
         Top Country Album: CHRIS STAPLETON, Traveller
         Top Rock Album: TWENTY ONE PILOTS, Blurryface
         Top Latin Album: JUAN GABRIEL, Los Dúo
         Top Dance/Electronic Album: ZEDD, True Colors
         Top Christian Album: LAUREN DAIGLE, How Can It Be
         Top Gospel Album: KIRK FRANKLIN, Losing My Religion
         Top Selling Song: ADELE, “Hello”
         Top Radio Song: WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up and Dance”
         Top Streaming Song (Audio): THE WEEKND, “The Hills”
         Top Streaming Song (Video): SILENTÓ, “Watch Me”
         Top Rap Song: WIZ KHALIFA FT. CHARLIE PUTH, “See You Again”
         Top Rock Song: WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance”
         Top Latin Song: NICKY JAM & ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “El Perdon”
         Top Dance/Electronic Song: MAJOR LAZER & DJ SNAKE FEATURING MØ, “Lean On”
         Top Christian Song: HILLSONG UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
                  Top Gospel Song: KIRK FRANKLIN, “Wanna Be Happy?”

 

...Omaha; Bakersfield; Akron; Charleston, Sc; Harrisburg; and York. Find the ratings for the subscribing stations in the AllAboutCountry News section after 5 p.m. (ET).
Then on Tuesday, May 24th:  Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz; Springfield, MA; Little Rock; Greenville-New Bern; Columbia, SC; Spokane; and Des Moines.    

Jeff Foxworthy Performed to Sold-Out Crowd at First-Ever Ryman Auditorium Solo Appearance This past week.
Outback Concerts and Wild West Productions brought the biggest and brightest stars, as well as the hottest and most talked about up-and-comers, in comedy to Nashville. The third annual event, which is presented by Bud Light in association with Netflix and powered by SiriusXM, drew thousands of comedy fans to its over 30 shows at venues across Music City, including Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium, TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, Zanies Nashville, Exit/In and Third Man Records.

Performers included Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Tucker, TJ Miller, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin, Bill Burr, Miranda Sings and many more (full list below).


Making history once again, Jeff Foxworthy, the largest selling comedy-recording artist ever, not only performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time in his career, but he did it in front of a sold-out crowd.

“I will treasure and remember standing on that historic stage for all of my life,” said Foxworthy of the experience.

“Working on the festival was like a wild petunia in a field of janky daisies,” said Mike Smardak, president of Outback Concerts. “It brought me life."

The largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, Jeff Foxworthy headlined the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 21 to a sold-out crowd.
Zanies also hosted A Night of Standup Comedy with Brad Paisley on May 16.
wildwestcomedyfestival.com, facebook.com/wwcfNashville, @WildWestCF

Country music artist John Berry is alive and well.  An AOL news story has many questioning the singer's status after a video was posted today reporting the death of John Berry of the Beastie Boys.  The news story video features many photos and video clips of John Berry the country star.
 
"I am saddened to hear of the news of the passing of Mr. Berry of the Beastie Boys but I felt the need to let folks know I am OK," says Berry.  "There was some apparent confusion with the journalist who put together the John Berry news video over at AOL.  I just want to clarify that I am alive and well.  I'd like to offer my condolences to Mr. Berry's family."
 
Berry is a two-time Grammy-nominated Country star that has placed 20 singles on the County hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country charts.  He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records.  Berry's co-written "A Mind Of Her Own" and "Kiss Me In The Car" introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me" and "You And Only You" thrust him to stardom in 1994. "Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye," "I Think About It All The Time," and "If I Had Any Pride Left At All" were all major hits the following year.  "Your Love Amazes Me" earned Berry a 1995 Grammy nomination.  
 
For more information visit johnberry.com.

Congrats from AllAboutCountry to Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch for scoring the #1 spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart with his single, "Mind Reader."

Praise to the entire BBR Music Group promo staff.

"Mind Reader" is Lynch's third consecutive #1 single, after "Hell Of A Night" in September and "Where It's At" in 2014. 









Albuquerque
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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  5/20/16
      Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
           
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KKSS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.9 5.3 5.1
KKOB-AM News Talk Information 5.4 5.9 4.7 4.8
KPEK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.4 3.9 4.6 4.8
KIOT-FM Classic Rock 3.0 2.6 4.6 4.4
KMGA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 4.7 3.6 3.9
KZRR-FM Mainstream Rock 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.4
KBQI-FM Country 2.9 3.2 2.5 3.3
KKOB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 3.5 3.4 3.3
KRST-FM Country 2.9 3.5 2.7 3.0
KDRF-FM Adult Hits 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.8
KBQI-F2+ Classic Country 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.0
KOLZ-FM+ Rhythmic Oldies 1.6 2.3 1.7 2.0
KJFA-FM Mexican Regional 1.2 1.4 2.0 1.7
KTEG-FM Alternative 2.1 2.3 1.7 1.7
KABQ-FM Classic Hits 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.6
KBZU-FM Country 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.4
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.1
KZRR-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.1
KKRG-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 0.7 1.2 0.9
KNML-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.9
KTBL-AM Talk/Personality * * 0.5 0.7
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
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WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.9 12.2 11.2 10.8
WCTO-FM Country 9.8 10.0 10.4 9.8
WODE-FM Classic Rock 10.9 10.3 9.5 9.4
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.5 5.1 5.0 5.6
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 3.8 4.9 4.9 4.3
WWYY-FM Alternative 0.7 1.4 1.0 1.5
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.5
           
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El Paso
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KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 7.3 7.6 8.3 8.5
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.6 7.1 9.0 8.3
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 9.5 8.2 7.5 7.6
KHEY-FM Country 5.6 6.8 5.8 6.3
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.2
KBNA-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.2
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 1.4 1.8 2.9 2.7
KHRO-AM Oldies 1.8 2.1 1.7 2.2
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 1.8 2.4 2.8 2.0
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.6
XHNZ-FM Mexican Regional 3.1 2.6 1.6 1.5
XHH-FM Mexican Regional 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.4
XEPR-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.8 0.7 1.3 0.9
XEFV-AM Mexican Regional 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.7
XEWR-AM Spanish Religious 0.6 0.5 * 0.7
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
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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/20/16
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KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.0 4.9 6.0 6.0
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 6.8 5.8 5.8
KMGV-FM Oldies 4.5 3.4 5.4 5.4
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 5.5 5.6 5.1 4.8
KSKS-FM Country 5.3 4.5 4.5 4.7
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 6.7 4.7 4.5
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 4.9 3.5 4.1 4.4
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 2.5 3.7 4.3
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 5.2 4.4 4.3
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 2.6 3.2 3.2 3.4
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.6
KHGE-FM Country 3.6 2.6 2.2 2.4
KKBZ-FM Active Rock 2.2 3.1 2.3 2.2
KFSO-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.0
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.7 2.1 1.9 2.0
KLLE-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.1
KCBL-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.7 0.5
KGST-AM All Sports 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
   
 
Honolulu
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 13.1 13.2 13.6 12.8
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.6 7.8 7.5
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 7.1 7.4 5.8 6.1
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.8
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.5 3.5 3.8
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.9 2.3 2.8 3.5
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 4.3 2.7 2.5
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1
KHJZ-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 2.4 1.6 1.7
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.9 * 0.7
KIKI-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WXBQ-FM Country 20.6 18.3 17.0 19.3
WAEZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.4 7.2 8.2 9.5
WTFM-FM Adult Contemporary 7.2 9.4 10.0 9.1
WQUT-FM Classic Rock 9.8 9.4 7.8 8.9
WVEK-FM Classic Hits 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1
WFHG-FM News Talk Information 2.0 3.9 4.3 3.9
WEXX-FM Alternative 1.5 2.1 1.8 2.2
WJCW-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.1 1.8 2.0
WRZK-FM Active Rock 4.4 3.1 2.2 2.0
WXSM-AM All Sports 0.7 1.2 1.2 1.0
WKOS-FM Country * 0.6 0.8 0.8
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 PHASE 1 SP 16
WIVK-FM Country 14.5 13.8 12.0 12.7
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 3.4 4.3 4.2 4.2
WNML-FM All Sports 1.8 2.4 2.5 1.5
WMYL-FM Country 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.3
WNML-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.0
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.5 0.6 * *
           
*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:  5/20/16
Subscribers Added:  5/20/16
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WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 6.9 8.8 7.5 6.6
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Brian "Munchie" Donovan is the new Director of Digital effective Tuesday, July 1 for iHeartMedia/Tampa including Country WFUS.  

Donovan has over 20 years expeirence in the radio business, most recently as iHeartMedia/Hartford Dir./Digital and Top 40 WKSS, KISS 95.7 afternoon drive shot.  He began his career in 1996 as the night show producer for "The Kane Show" in iHeartMedia Tampa's 93.3 FLZ and the night show host for WVKS-FM in Toledo, Ohio.

Donovan will work with the cluster's programming staff and talent to deliver unique content across mobile social and web platforms in addition of on-air programming.

 

David Nail released a special EP, "Uncovered" today and announced his fourthh studio album, "Fighter," which will be released Friday, July 15.  "Uncovered" features four cover songs that have special meaning to Nail.  He also has an additioinal fifth track, a remake of "Looking For a Good Time," from his debut album, "I'm About To Come Alive."

"As I looked ahead to begin the process of recording my fourth studio album for MCA Nashville, I looked back at everything I have been through as an artist, as a man, as a husband, and now as a new dad," said Nail. "This is just a small taste of some of the music that has challenged me, music that I enjoy performing, listening to, or that I have related to in some capacity along the way in my journey to 'Fighter.'" 

 

Garth Brooks continues to break records with his "Garth Brooks World Tour With Trisha Yearwood Tour."  He recently announced that he will play Yankee Stadium in New York City and tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m. (ET) and they were sold out in under an hour.

Brooks has added a second show and will now play Yankee on both Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.  In his press conference this week, he hinted that this show will be broadcast.  

For more information, visit his website.

Bobby Young has been promoted at Capitol Nashville to VP/Promotion.  Young has been the Director/Southeast Regional Promo for five years.  He handles Capitol's roster including Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady A., Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

“I cannot express how excited I am to have Bobby Young take the helm of Capitol Nashville promotion," said Universal Music Group Nashville SVP/Promotion Royce Risser. "Bobby has an amazing history and track record of success and is hands down the best person to lead the Capitol Nashville team to even greater heights. He has shown over and over again, with great instinct and great relationships that leadership runs through his veins. His attention to detail, work ethic, and decisiveness are only matched by his desire to win.  And win he does.”


 

Emily Hungate has been promoted to VP/Business Operations for Black River Entertainment.  Hungate has been with the company since 2010 and has been in the position of Sr. Director/Finance and Business Affairs in 2014.  



"Emily's  hard work and commitment to Black River continues to help us become the company we are striving to be," said Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr. "I'm proud to highlight her accomplishments and announce this promotion to Vice President of Business Operations." Hungate commented, "My work with Black River has been the most meaningful of my career. I am grateful to Gordon for both his leadership and guidance as my position within the company grows. I look forward to continuing to work with the entire Black River team as we pursue and achieve our collective goals." 



Reach out to Hungate at (615) 780-3084 or send your congratulations via email here.
 
 

05/20/2016 11:21 AM
Davis Going to Nash FM 103.3
Cumulus Media annoujnces that Heather Davis (left) has joined WKDF/Nash FM 103.3/Nashville.  She will be doing middays.  Davis was most recently with Curtis Media's Country WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC.  Prior to that she hosted mornings nad WGNA FM in Albany NewYork and hosted middays for Townsuare's 106.5 WYRK in Buffalo.   Davis graduated from North Carolina State University.

Charlie Cook, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Nashville and Vice President, Country, for Cumulus Media said: “The minute I heard Heather’s audio I knew that she was the sound we need on WKDF. I love her varied on-air experience and she is a social media monster, which is so important today. We are looking forward to Heather joining radio’s best company in one of America’s best cities.”


Davis said, “I am so incredibly excited to be joining the NASH 103.3 team. It's a dream come true to be living and working in the home of country music. I can't wait to experience my first CMA Music Fest and all that Nashville has to offer.”
 
 

05/20/2016 10:51 AM
Rizer Leaves Sirius XM
Executive Producer will leave SiriusXM May 31 after 15 years with the company.

"I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've had over the last 15 years in satellite radio, and am excited to explore what the future might bring," she says. 

Reach at her at 615-337-6547 or here

 

David Nail released a special EP, "Uncovered" today and announced his fourthh studio album, "Fighter," which will be released Friday, July 15.  "Uncovered" features four cover songs that have special meaning to Nail.  He also has an additioinal fifth track, a remake of "Looking For a Good Time," from his debut album, "I'm About To Come Alive."

"As I looked ahead to begin the process of recording my fourth studio album for MCA Nashville, I looked back at everything I have been through as an artist, as a man, as a husband, and now as a new dad," said Nail. "This is just a small taste of some of the music that has challenged me, music that I enjoy performing, listening to, or that I have related to in some capacity along the way in my journey to 'Fighter.'" 

 

Sammy Kershaw is busy celebrating the birth of his 10th grandchild, Ellis Kane Kershaw.  Ellis is the son of daughter, Emily Kershaw and he was born May 18, 2016 at 10:03 p.m.

"Miracles just keep happening in my life!" says Kershaw.  "I thank the Good Lord and I am very proud of my daughter, Emily."

Kershaw's new grandson was delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital in Nashville.  He weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

 

Don Benson, former Lincoln Financial President/CEO will be given the National Radio Award September 21 during the Radio Lunchon at the RAB/NAB Radio Show in Nashville.

"Don Benson has advanced the radio business with his strategic and thoughtful leadership," says NAB EVP/Radio John David. "This recognition is timely and fitting for , who is held in the highest regard for his integrity and genuine commitment and service to broadcasting."

Cumulus/Detroit has an opening for a Manager/Promotion to succeed , who is leaving after four years.  The cluster includes Country WDRQ, Nash FM.

Apply here.

The NFL's Miami Dolphins are coming back to CBS Radio They will be broadcast on  Country WKIS/KISS 99.9 and WQAM-AM/Miami. This is a new long-term deal.  The Dolphins aired on WQAM from 1997-2004 and 2007-09. Recently, the team's games aired on iHeartMedia’s crosstown Sports WINZ-AM and Classic Rock WBGG/BIG 105.9.  In addition, WQAM will broadcast new head coach Adam Gase's press conferences and a weekly "Dolphins Friday".

“We are excited that we reached this agreement to return home to Miami's Sportsradio 560 WQAM,” said Dolphins President/CEO Tom Garfinkel. “This expansive and exclusive programming throughout the week and on game day will greatly benefit fans that have a desire to consume Dolphins content on multiple outlets in partnership with CBS Radio.”

Andre Fernandez CBS Radio President added “We have rich broadcast history with the Miami Dolphins and are proud that the team is returning to Sportsradio 560 WQAM. This further demonstrates our strong and steadfast commitment to the sports radio format, and making continued moves in delivering extensive and exclusive programming on our stations. We are excited to bring premier content to our loyal fans and listeners on KISS 99.9 and Sportsradio 560 WQAM.”









Dayton
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WING-AM All Sports 1.6 0.7 1.1 1.0
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Grand Rapids
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WLAV-FM Classic Rock 6.5 4.2 7.7 6.7
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 5.4 6.1 6.1
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 5.6 6.7 5.1 5.1
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WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.8 4.4 3.6
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 2.9 1.5 2.2 2.5
WTNR-FM Country 3.9 3.2 2.1 2.4
WBBL-FM All Sports 1.4 1.9 1.7 2.0
WMAX-FM All Sports 1.5 1.9 1.6 1.7
WJRW-AM News Talk Information 0.6 * 0.5 0.6
           
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Tucson
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KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 7.8 7.8 7.1
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 5.8 4.2 5.8 5.9
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 7.1 5.7 5.6 5.6
KFMA-FM Alternative 3.8 3.2 4.4 4.4
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.0 3.4 3.2 3.9
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 4.4 4.3 3.8
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 3.2 5.6 3.2 3.4
KNST-AM News Talk Information 3.1 2.7 3.1 3.0
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 3.7 3.6 2.6 2.8
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.4
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.3
KXEW-AM Tejano 0.6 1.7 0.7 1.1
KYWD-FM Country 1.2 1.0 1.3 1.1
KTZR-AM Spanish Adult Hits 2.1 0.5 0.9 0.8
KCUB-AM All Sports 0.7 1.5 0.8 0.5
           
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Tulsa
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KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 3.7 5.4 5.8
KXBL-FM Classic Country 4.1 4.2 5.0 4.9
KVOO-FM Country 4.7 3.8 5.2 4.8
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 6.5 5.3 4.4 4.3
KRAV-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 3.9 3.6 4.3
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 3.6 2.5 2.7
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 3.9 4.1 2.8 2.3
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 2.9 2.3 2.3 2.3
KTGX-FM Country 3.4 3.1 1.8 2.0
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 1.2 1.5 0.5 0.7
KTBZ-AM All Sports 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
           
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Top-tier music purchasers have spent at least $800 in the past 12 months, with Millennials indexing even higher as a music spending group, according to the third of three webinars offered by the Country Music Association (CMA). The organization has been rolling out results from its massive consumer research project, a study titled "Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape And Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, And Behaviors”. Those top-tier spenders were identified as “The Fan Economy” by the study, and while all ages make up this audience segment, Millennials were found to spend significantly higher than all other spending groups, with their average music spending levels just over $1,100 during the past 12 months. This is consistent with the study’s overall findings, which show that

Millennials – along with non-whites and Hispanics – are the fastest-growing sector of Country fans.

In addition to spending more, this “fan economy” group is also showing higher engagement levels with Country, at twice the rate of daily listening across purchased digital music, satellite radio, and Spotify. Eighty-four percent spent money on concert tickets, compared to 50% among other Country music listeners. 

The positive social media results to this “Fan Economy” too, as they are found to be super users – meaning every day and constant – of social media tools that include Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, when compared to the total audience of Country music listeners.


The study, which CMA announced late last Month, was conducted among 3,330 adult consumers across the U.S. during October 2015 by a third-party research partner, The Futures Company.


Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapelton, and Keith Urban have all been announced as performers for next Month's "CMT Music Awards." The show will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 8th at 8 p.m. (ET). Nominees were announced earlier this Month.



Shelton
will be joined by Country Music Hall Of Fame group The Oak Ridge Boys for a performance of "Doin' It To A Country Song" from Shelton's album, "IF I'M HONEST." Urban will be joined by tour mates Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris for a performance of his current single, "Wasted Time."

05/19/2016 4:00 PM
Country Openings In Texas
Rewarding, full-time jobs available in Midland/Odessa, Texas right now! 
Aggressive cluster seeks enthusiastic, experienced, hard-working personalities for their Country
station. On-air, show-prep, production, social media, appearances required. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send air check audio and resume to:
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