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TODAY'S NEWS
Forever South Licenses, LLC News-Talk WTJS-AM-W231BU/Jackson, TN has flipped to Classic Country.  They will now be known as WLLI, Willie 94FM.  The statoin resumed simulcasting on WDYE/Dyer, TN as WLLI FM.  WDYE dropped its simulcast of the TJ Network talk format last March for Country.  The format and positioning are similar to sister Classic Country WLYE-FM, Willie 94.1/Glasgow-Bowling Green, KY.

01/18/2017 11:34 AM
Mattei Promoted at WCTY
Josh Mattei has been promoted to oevenings at WCTY/Norwich, CT.  He will take the place of Shane McKenzie as he leaves for an outside opportunity.  The move leaves a vacancy in overnights, Mattei's previous shift.

WCTY PD Dave Elder is accpeting resumes and airchecks here.  For more info about the position go here.

The official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar is not available for download on iPhone here or Android here.  The CRS 2017 gives attendees expanded CRS agenda, panel descriptions, speaker bios integreated calendar upgrades, CRS after-hour actvities, CRS TV video clips and other event news.  

Users can create their own customized CRS schedule, rate the panels, and post updates and reviews directly to their social media profiles.  Thos who have the CRS 2016 app on their device can simply update the app.

Eli Young Band (EYB) averted a major tragedy after their bus caught fire last night (1/17).  The Band and their bus driver, Randy, are safe, but possessions were lost in the blaze.

"Our bus caught fire tonight right outside of Topeka, KS," said EYB via Facebook.  "There are memories and possessions that we can't replace! It's really sad to see her go. We're just happy that our driver, is safe!" See the video here.

Broadcast Partners, Inc Country KSIG/Lafayette, LA is the newest affiliate of "Collin Raye's Rewind Country" daily vignettes.  The programming highlights untold stories behind the music and artists from Country's past 30 years.

The show is hosted by Collin Raye, the daily vignettes feature interviews with artists including Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols and more.

For more informaiton visit the Envision Networks website or contact at 216-831-3761 or via email.

Saga Communicagtions is buying Country WUVA, 92.7 Nash Icon/Charlottesville, VA from WUVA, Inc., a nonprofit company owned by University of Virginia-affiliated students and alumni, for an undisclosed price.  The school will retain WUVANews.com as a platform for its news content an dwill also keep the call letters.

It certainly is bittersweet to transition out of FM radio.  But on behalf of WUVA’s student leadership, I'm very excited to focus on completing our transition to a digital-first news organization with expanded production capabilities – and now with an endowment to support our future,” said WUVA President Kailey Leinz.  “We will remain a strong, independent editorial voice at the University of Virginia."

“It’s been an honor to serve Charlottesville as a commercial FM radio station.  We know Saga Communications will be a worthy steward of our FM facility, as it has a long tradition as an outstanding local broadcaster,” said GM David Mitchell.  “Saga’s ownership of 92.7 FM will benefit Charlottesville’s listeners, the entire University Of Virginia community, and 92.7 FM’s advertisers.”

Saga President/CEO Ed Christian said, "We have enjoyed working with everybody at WUVA, Inc. and are looking forward to adding the station to our radio group, allowing us to expand our service to the Charlottesville community.  Saga intends to continue building its business in both the radio and television markets by identifying and acquiring middle market stations.”

 

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.  The show will air February 12 on CBS TV.  Other performers include The Weeknd, Metallica and John Legend.  Underwood is nominated for Best Solo Country Performance for "Church Bells."

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be held Sunday, April 2 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.  It will broadcast live on CBS TV at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT.  This will be the first time the show has been held in the venue.  It opened last April.  The awards last year were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena following 2015's 50th celebration at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Kent Bailey has joined The Country Network's Nashville team as Program Director.  Bailey's experience spans for more than 30 years.  He has worked at CMT International  and includes stops at CMT International and ZUUS Country.  Reach him here.

The network added affiliates in Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.  More here.
 

ATLANTIC CITY-CAPE MAY
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WWAC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.9
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AUGUSTA, GA
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WKSP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.7 7.8 7.9 6.0
WBBQ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.8 6.8 7.9 5.6
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WPRW-FM Urban Contemporary 7.2 6.4 5.7 4.7
WEKL-FM Classic Rock 2.8 4.3 3.7 4.1
WLUB-FM+ Country 5.5 3.5 2.8 3.7
WDRR-FM Adult Hits 3.6 4.1 3.0 2.8
WCHZ-FM Urban Oldies 2.3 1.4 1.7 1.9
WGUS-FM Southern Gospel 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.3
WRDW-AM News Talk Information 0.6 0.6 0.6 *
WYNF-AM All Sports 0.8 0.6 * *
           
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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
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WQLT-FM Adult Contemporary 11.9 11.0 10.9 10.8
WMXV-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.8 1.9 4.2 5.7
WVNA-FM Mainstream Rock 7.7 7.8 7.3 5.7
WLAY-FM Country 4.9 5.2 4.8 3.2
WMSR-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.3
WSBM-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.6 0.6
           
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FT. WAYNE
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WBTU-FM Country 5.2 4.6 6.5 5.2
WXKE-FM Classic Rock 6.6 6.0 4.5 4.2
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JACKSON, MS
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WKXI-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.6 10.2 9.8 9.4
WHLH-FM Gospel 8.9 10.0 8.3 8.7
WYOY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 6.4 7.0 7.8
WMSI-FM Country 4.3 3.6 3.9 4.0
WJKK-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 2.8 4.3 3.8
WUSJ-FM Country 4.7 5.1 4.3 3.8
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 3.6 2.8 4.6 2.7
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.3 1.3 2.0
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WRKS-FM All Sports 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.6
WJXN-FM Classic Country 2.3 3.2 3.0 1.3
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LEXINGTON-FAYETTE
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WBUL-FM Country 9.9 8.6 9.3 9.5
WLKT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.3 5.9 4.8 5.1
WLAP-AM News Talk Information 3.4 4.5 4.2 5.0
WBTF-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 6.3 4.4 4.6
WMXL-FM Adult Contemporary 5.2 6.5 2.9 4.6
WKQQ-FM Classic Rock 6.9 4.5 5.6 4.4
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WLXX-FM Country 3.2 3.5 2.9 4.0
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WLTO-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.2 3.5 3.1 3.0
WCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.4
WWRW-FM Classic Hits 3.2 2.9 3.7 2.2
WLXG-AM All Sports 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0
WVLK-FM Country * 0.8 0.8 0.8
           
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MELBOURNE-TITUSVILLE-COCOA
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WMMB-AM News Talk Information 3.6 3.3 4.4 5.8
WLRQ-FM Adult Contemporary 8.7 7.1 5.8 5.5
WAOA-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 5.7 5.2 3.9
WHKR-FM Country 3.8 3.8 4.1 2.8
WFKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.6 3.7 2.6
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MUNCIE-MARION, IN
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WMXQ-FM Classic Rock 3.6 4.5 4.5 4.3
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ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG
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WVBE-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.1 8.6 4.5 4.1
WJJS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.5 5.7 4.5 3.3
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SUSSEX, NJ
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TRENTON
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WORCESTER
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WTAG-AM News Talk Information 4.4 5.7 5.2 4.0
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WORC-FM Country 3.6 1.7 1.6 2.2
WEEI-FM All Sports 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.4
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Cumulus/Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA has named Randy Savage (aka Bruce Murry) as OM for its five-station cluster including Country WSJR, Nash FM 93.7, Top 40 WBHT, AC WMGS, Rock WBSX and Oldeis WARM-AM. . Savage will also be doing afternoon drive for WSJR and acting as PD for the station.

He succeeds Mike Vincent as PD/afternoons following Vincent's move to Cumulus/Melbourne, FL for OM duties last year. Savage was most recently with Renda Broadcasting/Ft. Myers, FL where he was for 20 years.  He held the position of OM as well as PD for Country WWGR, Gator Country 101.9.

"It has been the honor of my life to program these great radio stations in Southwest Florida," said Savage. "They are near and dear to my heart, but it's time to move on. I'm excited about joining Cumulus Media and the Wilkes Barre-Scranton cluster and look forward to working with the great staff there to continue to grow these brands."


 

01/17/2017 12:54 PM
Harnen Pays Up
As was reported here, last week Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) EVP Jimmy Harnen and Valory Music Co. SVP/Promotion George Briner made a bet on the outcome of the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys game played Sunday.

Harnen had his money on Dallas while Briner picked the Packers to win.  Due to the Packer win, Harnen will be making a $1000 donation to Briner's charity of choice, St. Jude Children's Research Hostpial.

BMLG President/CEO and "wager referee" Scott Borchetta will be matching the donation.  Congrats to and the Packers as well as St. Jude who came out with a $2000 donation!

VP/GM Chris Monk for Adams Radio will leave the company this Friday (1/20) after two years with the stations.  The Cluster includes Country WBTU, AC WWFW, Top 40 WJFX, Classic Rock WXKE, Sports WGLL-AM.  

"We are sorry to see Chris go, but he needs to be back in Michigan to be closer to his family," said President/CEO Ron Stone. "We have not named a replacement.  Kevin Musselman (DOS) will be interim GM.  We are accepting resumes and will be interviewing in February.

iHeartMedia's iHeartCountry Festival will return for its fourth consecutive year at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on Saturday, May 6.

Performers include Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and The Raging Idiots.  Additioinal performers will be announced.

"The iHeartCountry Festival has become an annual family reunion for the biggest stars in Country music," said iHeartMedia Pres./Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes. "These artists grew up together, and you can truly feel their deep friendships when they join each other on stage."

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, January 21 at 10 a.m. (CT) here. iHeartMedia Country outlets will broadcast the festival livein their local markets; streaming details will be announced soon.
 

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) has again teamed up with Edison Research for a study, set for presentation at CRS 2017.  "The Mobilization of Country Radio," will examine the advancement and popularity of mobilized music options available to listeners and their impact on radio listening.

Tops to be featured include: how do Country listeners compare to those of other formats with usage of mobile?  How is the smartphone changing the way that users listen to radio adn consume music? what else are they using these devices for, and how cna radio capitalize on those behaviors.  Edison surveyed and conducted one-on-one interviews with 1,500 participants to investigate their mobile-usage habits as well as observed a day-in-the-life to fully understand a typical day's mobile usage and to "put a face with the phone."

The study will be presented Thursday, February 23 by Edison's Larry Rosin, Tom Webster and Megan Lazovick.  Mobile expert Tim Hayden will also be presenting who co-authored "The Mobile Commerce Revolution."

Thomas Rhett is extending his first-ever headlining tour, the "2017 Home Team Tour," to add extra dates in teh US and extend the tour into Canada and the U.K.  

Rhett will kick off the tour on Thursday, February 23 in Saginaw, MI and is joined on the road by Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd.

"It's unreal that we're adding dates before we've even had a chance to get started," said Rhett. "It'd be impossible to pick which part of the tour I'm most excited about, but I can't wait to get back out there. We're going to make sure every last person at the show has a good time."

For details go to website here
 

Syndicated AC and Classic Hits morning show Murphy, Sam and Jodi added six new affiliates including Delta Radio WDTL, Delta Country/Greenville, MS; Manhattan Broadcasting KBLS, Sunny 102.5/Salina-Manhattan KS; Cherry Creek Radio KSNN, Coloradio Radio/Montrose, CO; Noalmark KELD, The Planet/El Dorado, AR; Southern Broadcasting WMGZ FM, 97 Big FM/Milledgeville, GA and Oconoee River Broadcasting WYZI-AM, Newstalk 810/Royston GA.

Affiliate Sales June Colbert said, "Murphy Sam and Jodi experienced amazing growth in 2016.  With more affiliates on the horizon, we are extremely excited about the future.  Custompized for each station, Murphy, Sam and Jodi blends role defined arcs with pup culture adn listener participation to create an emotional connection with listeners.  Every day is an unexpected mix of entertainment, real life and laughter."

Stations can visit www.murphysamandjodi.com or call 615-202-5900.

Toby Keith will be singing at President-elect Trump's inauguration while Jennifer Holliday has changed her mind about performing after receiving pressure from LGBT fans.  

"I sincerely apologize fro my lapse of judgment, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every Anerican at this crucial time in history, and for causing such dismay and heartbreak for my fans,” Holliday wrote in a letter published by The Wrap.

 That apology came just ane day after she defended her participation in an interview with The New York Times. “We’ve become such a polarized country -- we’re not listening to what the Obamas have said,” she told the paper. “They told us to move forward with hope -- they didn’t tell us to stop participating.” Holliday added, “I voted for Mrs. Clinton, and they knew that. But if someone wants me to sing a national anthem or something, we think about America, and we go.”



Toby Keith told EW.com, "I don't apologize for performing for our country or military. I performed at events for previous presidents (George W.) Bush and (Barack) Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.” Keith will be joined at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” by 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys, and The Frontmen Of Country. Also scheduled to perform are The Rockets,  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho.

01/17/2017 12:19 PM
Silverado Promotes Chesling
Aaron Chesling has been promoted to Silverado Records VP/A&R parent company Exegan Music effective immediately.  Chesling will oversee A&R at Silverado in addition to Exegan Music's other properties.

"We have an exciting year planned and are very excited to have Aaron helming a key element of our strategy," said Exegan Music Group CEO Scott Thomas.

"This past year building up Silverado Records here in Nashville and working with on some new projects going forward have been an awesome experience. I'm really looking forward to this next chapter," commented Chisling.

Congrats to Carrie Underwood for taking her song "Dirty Laundry" to the top spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart.  This is the fourth consecutive #1 single from Underwood's "Storyteller" album.  The others include "Church Bells," Heartbeat," and "Smoke Break."

Great work by Sony Nashville EVP/Promotion and Artist Development Steve Hodges, Manager/Promotion and Artist Development Jenny Shearin, Arista Nashville VP/Promotion Josh Easler; Sony Music Nashville Director/National Promo Lauren Thomas; Arista Nashville Director/South and Southwest Promotion Rusty Sherrill; Director/Southeast Promo Ali O'Connell; Director/West Coast Promo Lisa Owen; Dir/Northeast Promo Ali Fishbone; Manager/Regional Promo Luke Jensen and Promo Coordinator

Independent label Hypermedia Nashville has hired Jacy Dawn Valeras as VP/Marketing.  Prior to this she ran her own company, Platinum Circle Media, where she worked with Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis and more.

The label has also signed Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare (right) to its artist roster, which includes Foster & Allen, Chaz Marie, Jon Christopher Davis and The Back Axels.

"We are ecited to be working with the living legend, Bobby Bare," aid Hypermedia President  "are has a wicked smart song sense, and we can't wait for the world to hear the new project we are working on."

BOISE
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KQBL-FM Country 3.9 3.2 4.9 5.2
KSRV-FM Classic Hits 4.6 3.2 2.6 5.0
KQXR-FM Active Rock 4.6 2.4 3.8 4.4
KWYD-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.8 3.8 4.0 4.2
KXLT-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 5.6 4.0 4.0
KSAS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 3.4 4.5 3.8
KAWO-FM New Country 4.8 2.8 5.7 3.6
KTHI-FM Classic Hits 3.9 3.4 4.9 3.6
KJOT-FM Classic Rock 4.4 2.2 1.6 3.1
KKGL-FM Classic Rock 4.4 3.2 3.7 2.9
KIDO-AM News Talk Information 2.4 2.6 3.1 2.5
KTIK-FM All Sports 1.7 1.8 0.5 2.5
KIZN-FM Country 2.6 2.6 4.7 2.3
KRVB-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.0 3.2 3.0 2.3
KZMG-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.7 4.0 2.6 2.3
KQFC-FM New Country 2.0 2.4 2.8 2.1
KNFL-AM All Sports 0.6 0.8 1.4 1.7
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CHATTANOOGA
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WUSY-FM Country 12.1 10.7 12.2 12.4
WSKZ-FM Classic Rock 7.2 8.8 8.8 8.6
WDEF-FM Adult Contemporary 5.9 7.1 6.6 7.8
WJTT-FM Urban Contemporary 6.2 7.0 7.7 6.7
WDOD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.7 6.4 5.8 5.4
WUUQ-FM Classic Country 3.0 6.8 4.4 4.6
WRXR-FM Active Rock 3.3 4.0 2.7 3.7
WKXJ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 2.7 2.8 3.2
WGOW-FM News Talk Information 3.5 3.4 2.8 3.0
WPLZ-FM Classic Hits 1.1 2.1 3.1 2.5
WLND-FM Adult Hits 2.5 1.6 3.4 2.1
WPLZ-FM HD2 Other 0.8 1.3 0.6 2.1
WGOW-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.7
WMPZ-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.1 3.7 2.2 1.6
WALV-FM All Sports 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.4
WOGT-FM Country 2.4 1.0 1.5 1.3
WUSY-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 0.5 * * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
DAYTONA BEACH
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WHOG-FM Classic Rock 5.1 5.6 2.9 4.0
WLOV-FM Classic Hits 2.0 2.9 3.6 2.8
WNDB-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.8
WVYB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 4.1 3.5 2.5
WKRO-FM Country 1.5 2.7 1.9 2.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
FT. PIERCE-STUART-VERO BEACH
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WOSN-FM Adult Standards/MOR 3.9 5.4 5.0 6.3
WQOL-FM Oldies 5.1 5.9 5.3 6.1
WAVW-FM Country 5.6 5.9 4.2 4.1
WPHR-FM New Country 3.5 3.1 1.4 3.6
WGYL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.5 2.4 3.0 2.4
WJKD-FM Adult Hits 3.0 2.4 3.2 2.2
WHLG-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.6 3.7 3.7 1.5
WTTB-AM News Talk Information 0.5 * 1.0 0.7
WZTA-AM News Talk Information * * 0.5 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
FT. WALTON BEACH-DESTIN, FL
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WWAV-FM Adult Hits 5.8 5.8 6.8 7.5
WHWY-FM Country 8.5 8.5 6.8 7.1
WKSM-FM Mainstream Rock 6.7 6.7 5.5 5.4
WZNS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 5.4 5.5 5.4
WFTW-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.2 3.4 4.6
WNCV-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.6 4.2 4.6
WECQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.6 3.4 3.7
WZLB-FM Alternative 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.3
WYZB-FM Country 3.1 3.1 2.5 2.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 16 SP 16 SU 16 FA 16
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 11.0 9.6 10.1 10.0
WSSL-FM New Country 7.5 8.0 6.2 6.3
WROQ-FM Classic Rock 5.5 6.2 5.2 6.0
WYRD-FM News Talk Information 4.2 4.2 5.2 6.0
WSPA-FM Adult Contemporary 2.8 3.6 2.8 5.3
WESC-FM Country 7.2 6.4 5.6 5.0
WFBC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 4.8 4.8 5.0
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 4.7 4.3 3.8
WTPT-FM Active Rock 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7
WRTH-FM Classic Hits 2.7 4.7 3.5 3.5
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.2 2.9 3.8 3.4
WFBC-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.5
WJMZ-FM HD2 Alternative 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.2
WJMZ-FM HD3 Adult Hits 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.2
WROO-FM Active Rock * 1.3 0.9 1.1
WORD-AM All Sports 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6
WLFJ-AM Religious * * 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
HUNTSVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format WI 16 SP 16 SU 16 FA 16
WDRM-FM Country 12.3 11.1 9.6 10.3
WZYP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.1 7.7 5.9 7.6
WRSA-FM Adult Contemporary 7.9 6.7 6.9 6.3
WRTT-FM Active Rock 2.7 4.0 4.4 5.5
WVNN-AM News Talk Information 4.8 3.1 4.0 4.8
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.2
WHRP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.1 4.8 4.2 3.9
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 3.3 2.9 4.4 3.5
WAHR-FM Adult Contemporary 2.9 4.2 3.4 3.1
WLOR-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.4 1.5 3.4 2.2
WQRV-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.5
WWFF-FM Country 0.8 1.3 1.0 1.5
WUMP-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.8 0.7
WBHP-AM News Talk Information 0.6 1.0 0.8 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
LAKELAND-WINTER HAVEN
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WPCV-FM Country 13.2 11.6 9.7 8.4
WWRZ-FM Adult Hits 1.8 3.5 5.4 2.6
WLKF-AM News Talk Information 1.6 0.9 0.8 1.5
WONN-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.2 0.9 * 1.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
PENSACOLA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WTKX-FM Active Rock 6.7 5.5 5.9 7.1
WRRX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.9 5.3 4.3 5.7
WXBM-FM Country 4.2 4.6 3.4 4.2
WCOA-AM News Talk Information 4.0 2.0 2.3 3.8
WJTQ-FM Classic Hits 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.2
WMEZ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 2.4 3.4 3.2
WRGV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.7 2.6 2.1 2.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
PORTLAND, ME
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
WFNK-FM Classic Hits 8.0 5.1 6.0 7.5
WJBQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.0 7.1 5.7 7.3
WTHT-FM Country 6.1 6.0 6.2 5.9
WBLM-FM Classic Rock 6.6 7.4 6.0 4.6
WHOM-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.3 4.7 4.2
WHXR-FM Album Oriented Rock 1.4 1.1 1.7 1.9
WCYY-FM Mainstream Rock 2.6 2.1 2.4 1.8
WPEI-FM All Sports 2.0 3.2 1.7 1.4
WJJB-FM All Sports 1.7 2.1 2.0 1.1
WLOB-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.5
WTHT-FM HD2 Classical 0.8 * 0.5 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
PUEBLO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
KPHT-FM Classic Hits 9.1 7.1 6.9 9.9
KCCY-FM Country 4.5 6.5 6.3 7.9
KDZA-FM Classic Rock 5.8 4.7 5.0 5.3
KCSJ-AM News Talk Information 1.9 1.8 3.1 2.0
KCCY-AM All Sports 1.3 1.8 0.6 1.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
SALINA-MANHATTAN, KS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
KJCK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.5 7.3 7.4 7.5
KSKG-FM Country 6.6 8.2 7.4 6.6
KSAL-FM Adult Hits 4.9 4.1 4.6 6.1
KMKF-FM Mainstream Rock 4.0 5.5 5.1 4.2
KYEZ-FM Country 5.3 4.1 3.7 4.2
KACZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.8
KBLS-FM Adult Contemporary 3.1 4.1 3.7 3.3
KSAL-AM News Talk Information 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3
KXBZ-FM New Country 4.4 2.7 2.8 3.3
KSAJ-FM Oldies 5.3 4.1 3.2 2.8
KINA-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.4 0.9 1.9
KQLA-FM Country 1.3 1.4 1.8 1.9
KJCK-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
TOPEKA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16 FA 16
KMAJ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 5.6 7.6 9.5
KTPK-FM Classic Country 7.2 9.1 9.5 9.0
WIBW-FM Country 8.1 8.6 7.6 8.6
KWIC-FM Classic Hits 7.2 5.6 8.5 8.1
KDVV-FM Album Oriented Rock 4.9 5.1 5.2 6.7
KTOP-FM Country 3.1 4.1 2.4 4.3
WIBW-AM News Talk Information 4.5 5.1 3.3 3.3
KMAJ-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.5 3.3 2.9
KTOP-AM All Sports 0.4 * 0.5 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
TWIN FALLS-SUN VALLEY, ID
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  1/13/17
      Subscribers Added:  1/13/17
           
           
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           

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Northeast/Midwest Director/Promotion and Marketing Michelle Tigard Kammerer has been promoted to Naitonal Director/Radio Promotion for Dot Records effective immediately.

"MTK is one of the brightest stars I’ve ever seen in the radio promotion field,” said Dot GM Chris Stacey. “Her passion for our artists, attention to detail and tireless work ethic make her the perfect fit to be the National Director. Between MTK and (VP/Promotion) Kris Lamb, this dynamic duo will bring a whole new level of organization and structure to Dot’s already top tier promo staff!"

"I am honored and excited to accept this new position,” said Kammerer. “Since the launch of Dot Records, our team here at Big Machine Label Group has worked tirelessly to establish our artists and ourselves within the music industry. This new role will allow us to build on our successes and reach greater heights moving forward.” 

Reach her here
 

Toby Keith (right), Lee Greenwood and 3 Doors Down will  headline the concert for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Januayr 19th at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.  

Trump's team has named the show the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration."

Other performers will be Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys, and  The event is open to the public.

 Zac Brown Band has announced their "2017 Welcome Home Tour" in support of hte new album, "Welcome Home."  

The tour kicks off on Friday, May 12 in Alpharetta, GA and runs through Denver, Chicago, Dallas and more, ending in Los Angeles at the Hollywoood Bowl on Saturday, October 28th.

PD/Afternooner Dave Dunaway has resigned from Cumulus WYZB, Nash FM/Fort Walton Beach, FL.  He can be reached here. He joined in late 2015 after stints at Summit Media's WZZK/Birmingham and Guaranty's WTGE/Baton Rouge, where he worked for nine years.

Reach him by phone at 225-400-8156.  No plans on his position.  Reach OM Chris Kellogg here

01/13/2017 12:13 PM
Childress Promoted At Curb
Courtney Childress has been promoted to VP/Human Resources at the Curb Group.  She has served in the same department since joining the company in 2004, and she will oversee Human Resources across Curb Records, Word Records, Curb Publishing, The Curb Family Foundation and Curb Racing.

She will report to the Curb Group CEO Jim Ed Norman. "There is no one better to handle the breadth of human resources and potential across all of the Curb Group companies than Courtney," said Norman. "Her leadership qualities, expertise and understanding secure the exciting future we continue to build each day."

01/13/2017 12:12 PM
KGPZ/Hibbing Adds "Duke FM"
Midwest Communications' KGPZ/Hibiing, MN has added Envision Networks and Kroeger Media's "Duke FM" platform.  They will be launching the station as 96.1 Duke FM.  The format focuses on hits from legendary artists including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks and Reba.

"Duke FM" is a turnkey, 24/7 Country Legends format.  

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHOF) will be opening a new exhibit, "American Currents" on Friday, March 17.  It will run through March 2018.  The exhibit will feature artists from Garth Brooks to Kelsea Ballerini to Margo Price.

The CMHOF made the announcement via social media to honor its 50th anniversary.  

01/13/2017 11:50 AM
Jason Aldean Hits The Road
Jason Aldean will be hitting the road with his "They Don't Know Tour 2017."  He will be touring wiht Chris Young, Kane Brown and  The tour kicks off in Toledo, Oh on Thursday, april 27 and runs through Green Bay, WI; Chicago; St. Louis; Tampa; Denver and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Janaury 20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CT.  For more information and a full list of dates and stops, visit here.

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