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  BIG-BIG Entertainment, LLC.
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Bridgeport
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WEBE-FM Adult Contemporary 10.2 11.3 10.6 12.2
WEZN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 8.7 7.0 10.2 8.8
WICC-AM News Talk Information 6.4 6.2 5.6 7.0
WPLR-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.6 6.2 7.1 6.6
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Cheyenne, WY
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KOLT-FM+ Country 8.7 7.4 6.9 6.3
KYWY-FM+ Adult Contemporary 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.1
KFBC-AM All Sports 3.3 4.2 2.0 1.1
           
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Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO
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KUAD-FM Country 6.3 7.6 7.6 6.4
KPAW-FM Classic Rock 4.4 3.7 3.8 4.4
KCOL-AM News Talk Information 3.2 2.4 2.4 2.9
KSME-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.0 4.7 3.8 2.9
KTRR-FM Adult Contemporary 3.2 3.7 3.2 2.7
KKPL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.5
KXBG-FM Country 2.7 3.1 2.6 2.5
KMAX-FM Alternative 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0
KIIX-AM Classic Country * * * 0.6
           
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Modesto
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KATM-FM Country 9.5 8.0 8.4 7.9
KWNN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.8 5.8 4.4 7.3
KJSN-FM Adult Contemporary 5.4 5.3 7.0 6.5
KHKK-FM Classic Rock 6.0 6.6 5.4 4.9
KHOP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.8 7.4 5.6 4.5
KMIX-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 4.7 6.0 4.5
KFIV-AM News Talk Information 1.9 2.7 2.0 2.4
KOSO-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.2
KWIN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.9 1.6 2.4 *
           
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Morristown, NJ
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WHTZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.8 5.0 5.7 6.0
WABC-AM News Talk Information 4.9 3.2 5.2 4.9
WPLJ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.0 6.5 3.5 4.7
WOR-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.2 3.0 4.4
WCBS-FM Classic Hits 4.0 3.9 5.0 4.2
WNSH-FM Country 6.8 5.0 5.7 3.8
WKXW-FM Talk/Personality 3.6 3.5 2.0 3.5
WAXQ-FM Classic Rock 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.1
WLTW-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 5.0 5.4 3.1
WMTR-AM Oldies 1.1 2.4 0.9 3.1
WKTU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.1 1.7 2.2 2.9
WAWZ-FM Contemporary Christian 2.3 3.0 1.3 2.4
WDHA-FM Album Oriented Rock 3.2 3.9 4.1 2.4
WFAN-FM All Sports 4.2 3.5 4.3 2.4
WQHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.1 1.1 1.3 2.4
WBMP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.2 2.2 1.7 2.0
WPAT-FM Spanish Contemporary 1.5 1.7 0.7 1.8
WNEW-FM+ Hot Adult Contemporary 2.5 1.7 2.0 1.6
WCBS-AM All News 2.5 1.3 1.7 1.3
WSKQ-FM Spanish Tropical * * 2.0 1.1
WBLS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.1 * 0.9 0.9
WEPN-FM All Sports 3.0 1.1 1.5 0.9
WINS-AM All News 2.7 1.3 0.7 0.9
WWPR-FM Urban Contemporary * * 0.9 0.9
WXNY-FM Spanish Contemporary 0.6 * 0.7 *
           
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New Haven
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WKCI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.9 6.1 6.6 8.5
WYBC-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.3 7.7 8.0 8.3
WPLR-FM Album Oriented Rock 7.3 7.5 5.8 6.4
WEZN-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.7 5.5 3.6 3.2
WELI-AM News Talk Information 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.1
           
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Oxnard-Ventura
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KCAQ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 5.8 5.9 6.0
KMLA-FM Mexican Regional 6.0 5.4 7.9 6.0
KXLM-FM Mexican Regional 6.6 4.8 5.5 5.6
KHAY-FM Country 4.3 5.2 5.5 4.3
KBBY-FM Adult Contemporary 2.8 3.7 3.2 3.6
KOCP-FM Rhythmic Oldies 3.2 3.7 3.7 3.6
KLJR-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.4 5.0 5.9 3.4
KOXR-AM Mexican Regional 1.3 1.7 1.0 2.6
KFYV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.4
KVTA-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.1
KUNX-AM Spanish News/Talk 1.7 1.9 1.0 1.1
KVEN-AM All Sports * 0.6 0.6 0.9
KDB-FM Classical 0.6 * * *
           
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Palm Springs
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KUNA-FM Mexican Regional 9.9 10.9 9.4 7.5
KLOB-FM Spanish Adult Hits 7.3 6.8 7.7 7.2
KKUU-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 8.0 6.8 6.7
KPSI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.9
KCLB-FM Mainstream Rock 3.5 1.8 4.1 4.4
KRHQ-FM+ Classic Rock 1.6 3.6 3.9 4.4
KPLM-FM Country 4.7 4.6 3.6 4.1
KDGL-FM Classic Hits 4.0 1.8 2.9 3.6
KPST-FM Mexican Regional 3.3 4.1 4.8 3.6
KDES-FM Country 3.8 3.4 1.9 2.8
KMRJ-FM Rhythmic AC 3.3 3.6 3.4 2.8
KNWZ-AM News Talk Information 2.6 4.3 2.7 2.8
KEZN-FM Adult Contemporary 2.8 2.1 2.9 2.6
KJJZ-FM+ Soft Adult Contemporary 2.8 2.3 4.3 2.3
KPSI-AM News Talk Information 2.1 1.4 1.0 1.0
KKUU-FM HD2 All Sports 1.2 0.7 1.0 *
KPTR-AM Talk/Personality 0.5 0.5 * *
KWXY-AM Nostalgia 2.6 2.5 * *
           
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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KWWV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 4.1 5.1 6.5
KKJG-FM Country 7.6 6.9 5.9 6.1
KIQO-FM Classic Hits 4.4 4.9 4.7 5.0
KSTT-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.8 5.7 5.1 4.6
KVEC-AM News Talk Information 4.0 2.9 3.9 4.6
KURQ-FM Alternative 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.8
KZOZ-FM Classic Rock 4.0 2.9 2.7 3.4
KXTZ-FM Adult Hits 2.8 4.5 4.3 3.1
KPYG-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.8 3.3 2.4 2.3
KSLY-FM Country 2.8 2.0 1.6 1.5
KKAL-FM Album Adult Alternative 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1
KYNS-AM Soft Adult Contemporary 0.8 * * *
           
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Santa Barbara, CA
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KIST-FM Mexican Regional 7.5 6.2 8.2 7.8
KTYD-FM Classic Rock 8.6 10.3 9.8 7.8
KSBL-FM Adult Contemporary 7.0 7.7 7.1 6.0
KSPE-AM Spanish Adult Hits 4.3 4.1 5.4 5.4
KJEE-FM Alternative 4.8 5.1 4.9 4.2
KTMS-AM News Talk Information 4.8 3.6 3.3 3.6
KFYZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.6 2.1 2.2 3.0
KDB-FM Classical 3.2 * * *
           
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Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA
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KIDI-FM Mexican Regional 9.5 10.2 9.8 10.2
KRQK-FM Mexican Regional 8.7 5.7 4.9 5.9
KBOX-FM Adult Hits 3.2 4.5 4.9 5.5
KPAT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 5.3 4.9 5.5
KTAP-AM Mexican Regional 3.6 2.4 4.5 4.2
KRTO-FM Rhythmic Oldies 3.2 3.7 3.3 3.0
           
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Shreveport
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KMJJ-FM Urban Contemporary 12.9 11.7 12.5 11.1
KVMA-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.7 7.8 8.7 7.2
KDKS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.0 7.8 7.9 6.4
KTAL-FM Classic Rock 5.2 5.2 3.8 5.2
KOKA-AM Gospel 4.4 3.6 5.1 4.7
KRMD-FM Country 4.1 3.1 4.3 4.7
KVKI-FM Adult Contemporary 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.7
KXKS-FM Country 4.9 3.1 4.9 4.5
KBTT-FM Urban Contemporary 5.7 9.6 5.1 4.2
KEEL-AM News Talk Information 4.9 4.7 4.6 3.5
KRUF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 3.1 3.5 3.5
KQHN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 2.1 2.4 3.2
KLKL-FM Oldies 5.2 3.6 3.3 3.0
KTUX-FM Active Rock 3.1 2.3 2.4 2.5
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South Bend
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WNDV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 11.7 9.0 10.4 10.6
WSMM-FM Classic Hits 3.2 3.0 2.7 3.3
           
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Victor Valley
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KZXY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.8 7.3 6.2 6.7
KIXA-FM Classic Rock 4.0 4.9 3.7 4.9
KATJ-FM Country 5.0 6.3 5.0 3.4
KIXW-AM Talk/Personality 1.0 1.2 1.9 1.4
           
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07/26/2016 12:56 PM
CMA Grows and Relocates
The Country Music Association (CMA) has relocated its headquarters to 35 Music Square East, Suite 201 on Music Row in Nashville.  Phone, fax and email addresses will remain the same.

CMA moved from 1 Music Circle South where it had been since 1991.  In that time, CMA has grown from 15 full-time staff members to 49.  They have expanded from one annual television program to three, and transitioned from Fan Fair at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds to the 88,000-plus in attendance at the yearly CMA Music Festvial.

iHeartMedia Country KXKT, Kat 103.7/Omaha and their listeners collected water recently for Omaha's Open Door Mission.

"KXKT listeners donated over 16,000 bottles of water for the homeless in our community," iHeartMedia/Omaha SVP/Programming Erik Johnson said.  

That total amounted to seven trucks full of water, which will help stave off the record-setting high temperatures in teh area.

Forever Communications is looking for a morning show host for Country WOGY, Froggy 104/Jackson, TN.  This person will fill the position held by Dana "McRibbit" Lundon Musucci left.

If you are a dynamic storyteller, has strong social media and production skills, are family-friendly approach and can connect with listeners on-air and at appearances, this might be for you!

Check out more information in our "Looking For A Gig?" page here. 

07/26/2016 12:19 PM
All The Best To JoJo Cerda
Sending out good thoughts and wishes to iHeartMedia Country KTEX/McAllen-Brownsville, TX PD JoJo Cerda who will undergo a kidney transplatn this week.

"It's been 18 months since I was diagnosed with renal kidney failure," Cerda says. "My whole life turned upside down, and it has been a crazy road ever since. Fortunately, I now have a donor -- Julie, my wife -- [and] after months of testing, I have been cleared for surgery."

Cerda will end his duties at KTEX this afternoon (7/26) and head to San Antonio.  He will check into the Texas Transplant Institute and have the procedure on Thursday, July 28.  He is expected to be in ICU up to 48 hours and the hospital stay will total approximately a week.

"I will be out (of the office) for several week," said Cerda.  "I will keep (KTEX MD) Patches posted, but...I will be out most all of August.  I am excited to get this done, excited to get soem rest, and overjoyed to have a match! They will probably shut off my office email, so in teh meantime, just keep bugging (Patches).  Thank you for the prayers. I ask for another couple of them between now and Thursday morning."




 

Chris Janson donated the merchandise sales from his show at the Peck Fest in Point Pleasant, WV to those affected by the West Virginia flood earlier this month.

"It's the right thing to do," said Janson.  "I've played many nights here in West Virginia, and the people have always treated me and my family so nice.  It's like a second home to me."

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2016 NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations nad on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.  The winners will be announced September 22 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show during the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville.

The finalists are:

Legendary Station Of The Year

KRLD-A/Dallas
WBAL-A/Baltimore
WBT-A/Charlotte
WDBO/Orlando
WINS-AM/New York
          
Network/Syndicated Personality Of The Year

DELILAH, PREMIERE NETWORKS
ELVIS DURAN, PREMIERE NETWORKS
ERAZNO Y LA CHOKOLATA, ENTRAVISION
JAY MOHR, PREMIERE NETWORKS
DAN PATRICK, PREMIERE NETWORKS

Major Market Personality of the Year

TIM CONWAY, JR., KFI-A/LOS ANGELES
MARK CURRY, KBLX/SAN FRANCISCO
MIKE FRANCESCA, WFAN-A&F/NEW YORK
TOUCHER AND RICH, WBZ/BOSTON
THE WOODY SHOW, KYSR/LOS ANGELES

 

"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" will air Wednesady, August 3 from 8-11 p.m. ET hosted by Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett on ABC Television.

Performance footage, backstage interviews and b-roll from the Festival, which is knosn as the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, will be featured in a video highlights package that will be released via satellite Thursday, July 28 (10:00-10:30 a.m./ET, 9:00-9:30 a.m./CT). The footage will also be available via FTP download.

The special showcases performances from Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

One of the highlights of the Festival is the pairing of artists that happen each year.  The ABC special will highlight many of those collaborations includling Bentley performing with Elle King; Bryan with Urban; Eldredge and Thomas Rhett; Lady Antebellum with Cam; Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams; Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris; Tyler with Martina McBride; Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore; and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.

This is the 12th time ABC will broadcast the special.  

The video highlights package feed scedule and satellite coordinates are as follows:

Feed Date:    Feed Time:
7/28/16        10:00 – 10:30 AM ET
 
Satellite Coordinates:
SATELLITE:  GALAXY 17 (KU) Digital
TRANSPONDER:  18 – Lower
BANDWIDTH:  18 MHz 
DOWNLINK FREQUENCY:  12051 (V)
FEC:  ¾
SYMBOL RATE:  13.235
DATA RATE:  18.2958
ENCODER:   MPEG-2  DVB-S  QPSK
FORMAT:  HD
FTP DOWNLOAD SITE:
http://vistalive.net/cmamusicfest/
Trouble number for the satellite feed is (954) 838-0900 x 0 or (917) 929-5564.
 
If you have a question about the content of this VNR, please contact Jim Bowling at (213) 215-7822 or /todaysnews.html.
 
For questions or for help if having difficulty accessing the VNR, please contact Scott Sklarin with Sklarin Communications at (917) 929-5564. For questions regarding the FTP download, please call (954) 838-0900, ext. 0.

07/26/2016 10:58 AM
Mike Fell Joins Alpha
Alpha Media/Clinton, MO has hired radio vet Mike Fell as Market Manager.  Fell will oversee Country KDKD, Oldies KDKD-AM and Classic Rock KXEA.  

Fell has been in the industry for over 20 years working in the Midwest and Mountain West.  He most recently worked as GM and Director of Sales.  He was GM for Badlands Broadcasting/Rapid City, SD.  

Alpha Media EVP Midwest Region George Pelletier said, "Mike is the ultimate radio professional and has a great track record of success. I am happy to have Mike on the Alpha team in Clinton, Missouri. I know he will grow our standing within the communities we serve and improve the overall operation.”

"It is very exciting to join a company with a vision and mission for live and local radio. My wife and I are blessed to be new members of the Clinton community. I have tremendous respect for all the Alpha managers, especially George Pelletier, Julie Gade and Ron McCarthy. They have been very influential in my radio career. It’s great to join the Alpha family,” remarked Fell.
 

Momentum Broadcating KJUG/Visalia, CA has hired Andrew Kirby and Tory Wuycheck for mornings effective Wednesday, August 10.  

The duo was formerly with Titan Broadcasting's KBKB/Burlington, IA.  The show will replace the job 20-year station vet Lisa Hamilton did before stepping away to spend time with her children. Hamilton's co-host Mike Pesto will go to Hot AC cluster mate KVMI for mornings effective Monday, August 8.

"We love these guys," KJUG PD Rik McNeil said.  "Drew and Tory bring such great enthusiasm and fun to their show, and we can't wait to get it on the air at KJUG Country!"

 

Brian Beasley has been named Chief Operating Officer Of Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. He moves up from EVP/Operations, having worked with the company since 1977. 

“This COO position is a great honor, considering my entire life has been dedicated to the radio business,” said Brian Beasley. “I’ve benefitted greatly from my hands-on experience at all levels of this business and I’ll be continuing to contribute to the successful operations of our stations for many years to come.”

Brian has dedicated nearly four decades of his professional life to the radio industry and has made countless contributions to the success of our company,” commented Interim CEO Caroline Beasley. “He has always performed exceptionally as one of our company’s directors and I’m proud to announce Brian Beasley as our COO of Beasley Media Group.”

Brian brings great strength to our top executive team as we launch BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP to new heights,” added President Bruce Beasley. “He has worked diligently from his early years in sales jobs to top management status at the helm of several of our radio markets.”






tlantic City-Cape May
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WFPG-FM Adult Contemporary 6.5 7.6 6.9 7.1
WAYV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.5 6.8 7.4 6.8
WPUR-FM Country 5.9 7.1 4.2 6.8
WZBZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.2 7.3 7.1 5.7
WOND-AM News Talk Information 3.2 4.1 4.0 5.2
WTTH-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.3 4.7 4.3
WTKU-FM Classic Hits 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.1
WMGM-FM Mainstream Rock 4.3 3.0 2.4 3.3
WZXL-FM Classic Rock 3.8 4.3 2.9 3.3
WSJO-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.2 3.3 1.8 2.2
WENJ-FM All Sports 3.2 1.8 4.0 1.6
WMID-AM Oldies 0.8 1.8 1.6 1.6
WEZW-FM Easy Listening 1.6 1.3 0.8 1.4
WWAC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.6 1.8 1.3 1.4
WPGG-AM News Talk Information 0.8 0.8 1.6 1.1
           
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Augusta, GA
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WBBQ-FM Adult Contemporary 7.3 6.8 6.8 7.9
WKSP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.3 5.7 7.8 7.9
WKXC-FM New Country 8.8 9.9 8.5 7.4
WHHD-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.8 4.0 4.3 5.9
WPRW-FM Urban Contemporary 6.7 7.2 6.4 5.7
WGAC-AM News Talk Information 5.8 5.1 5.2 4.4
WEKL-FM Classic Rock 2.7 2.8 4.3 3.7
WDRR-FM Adult Hits 3.5 3.6 4.1 3.0
WLUB-FM+ Country 4.8 5.5 3.5 2.8
WCHZ-FM Urban Oldies * 2.3 1.4 1.7
WGUS-FM Southern Gospel 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.9
WYNF-AM All Sports * 0.8 0.6 *
           
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+Call letter change.
           
 
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
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WXFL-FM Country 11.6 11.9 11.7 11.5
WQLT-FM Adult Contemporary 13.6 11.9 11.0 10.9
WVNA-FM Mainstream Rock 6.1 7.7 7.8 7.3
WLAY-FM Country 5.4 4.9 5.2 4.8
WMXV-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.4 2.8 1.9 4.2
WMSR-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 2.1 1.9 1.2
WSBM-AM All Sports * * 0.6 0.6
WVNA-AM News Talk Information 0.7 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Ft. Wayne
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WBTU-FM Country 5.9 5.2 4.6 6.5
WJFX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 4.7 4.6 4.9
WXKE-FM Classic Rock 7.4 6.6 6.0 4.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Jackson, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/25/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
           
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WJMI-FM Urban Contemporary 11.8 8.6 12.6 11.4
WKXI-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.0 7.6 9.6 10.2
WHLH-FM Gospel 11.3 8.4 8.9 10.0
WYOY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.9 7.8 5.7 6.4
WUSJ-FM Country 4.4 7.1 4.7 5.1
WMSI-FM Country 3.7 4.8 4.3 3.6
WJDX-FM Classic Hits 2.5 2.8 2.6 3.2
WJXN-FM Classic Country 3.0 2.6 2.3 3.2
WJKK-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 3.2 5.3 2.8
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 3.0 3.0 3.6 2.8
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.3
WOAD-AM Gospel 1.6 0.6 0.9 1.3
WRKS-FM All Sports * 1.5 1.1 1.3
WJNT-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Jackson, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WJMI-FM Urban Contemporary 11.8 8.6 12.6 11.4
WKXI-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.0 7.6 9.6 10.2
WHLH-FM Gospel 11.3 8.4 8.9 10.0
WYOY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.9 7.8 5.7 6.4
WUSJ-FM Country 4.4 7.1 4.7 5.1
WMSI-FM Country 3.7 4.8 4.3 3.6
WJDX-FM Classic Hits 2.5 2.8 2.6 3.2
WJXN-FM Classic Country 3.0 2.6 2.3 3.2
WJKK-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 3.2 5.3 2.8
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 3.0 3.0 3.6 2.8
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.3
WOAD-AM Gospel 1.6 0.6 0.9 1.3
WRKS-FM All Sports * 1.5 1.1 1.3
WJNT-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Lexington-Fayette
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WBUL-FM Country 10.9 9.9 8.6 9.3
WKQQ-FM Classic Rock 4.5 6.9 4.5 5.6
WLKT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.7 8.3 5.9 4.8
WBTF-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 7.0 6.3 4.4
WBVX-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.2 2.9 4.2
WLAP-AM News Talk Information 3.0 3.4 4.5 4.2
WXZZ-FM Active Rock 3.4 3.1 2.4 4.1
WWRW-FM Classic Hits 1.8 3.2 2.9 3.7
WGKS-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.1 2.2 3.1
WLTO-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.2 3.5 3.1
WLXX-FM Country 3.7 3.2 3.5 2.9
WMXL-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 5.2 6.5 2.9
WVLK-AM News Talk Information 3.7 2.0 3.3 2.5
WCDA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 2.3 2.2 2.1
WLKT-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.2 1.8 1.8 1.4
WLXG-AM All Sports 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2
WVLK-FM Country 0.7 * 0.8 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/25/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLRQ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 8.7 7.1 5.8
WSBH-FM Classic Hits 6.9 6.5 6.5 5.4
WAOA-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 3.8 5.7 5.2
WMMB-AM News Talk Information 3.8 3.6 3.3 4.4
WHKR-FM Country 3.1 3.8 3.8 4.1
WFKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 4.0 3.6 3.7
WROK-FM Classic Rock * * * 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLRQ-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 8.7 7.1 5.8
WSBH-FM Classic Hits 6.9 6.5 6.5 5.4
WAOA-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 3.8 5.7 5.2
WMMB-AM News Talk Information 3.8 3.6 3.3 4.4
WHKR-FM Country 3.1 3.8 3.8 4.1
WFKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 4.0 3.6 3.7
WROK-FM Classic Rock * * * 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Muncie-Marion, IN
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLBC-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 15.7 15.7 13.9 12.9
WMDH-FM Country 10.0 10.2 10.4 9.4
WERK-FM Classic Hits 7.6 6.6 5.4 5.9
WMXQ-FM Classic Rock 4.3 3.6 4.5 4.5
WBKQ-FM New Country 1.9 2.5 3.5 4.0
WXFN-AM All Sports 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Roanoke-Lynchburg
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WSLC-FM Country 11.6 13.2 11.6 10.9
WXLK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 7.9 9.2 8.6
WROV-FM Classic Rock 6.3 4.7 6.3 7.4
WSLQ-FM Adult Contemporary 8.3 7.3 5.9 7.0
WYYD-FM Country 5.2 3.9 4.3 4.7
WJJS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 4.5 5.7 4.5
WVBE-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.9 10.1 8.6 4.5
WSFF-FM Adult Hits 4.1 3.7 3.1 4.3
WFIR-AM News Talk Information 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.9
WSNV-FM Classic Hits 2.2 2.6 3.3 3.3
WLNI-FM News Talk Information 2.8 1.8 3.1 2.5
WROV-FM HD2 Alternative 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Sussex, NJ
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WSUS-FM Adult Contemporary 13.4 14.1 15.4 13.4
WNNJ-FM Classic Rock 8.5 7.7 7.4 7.4
WHCY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.2 3.4 4.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Trenton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WKXW-FM Talk/Personality 7.0 7.2 10.4 8.2
WPST-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 7.2 8.6 6.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Worcester
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/25/16
Subscribers Added:  7/25/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WSRS-FM Adult Contemporary 7.3 9.2 7.9 8.7
WAAF-FM Mainstream Rock 7.5 6.8 8.0 6.7
WXLO-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.1 6.2 4.6 5.4
WTAG-AM News Talk Information 5.0 4.4 5.7 5.2
WWFX-FM Classic Hits 3.6 3.2 2.5 3.4
WEEI-FM All Sports 0.8 2.0 1.9 1.6
WORC-FM Country 1.6 3.6 1.7 1.6
WVEI-AM All Sports 0.6 1.0 0.6 1.2
WVEI-FM All Sports 0.6 * 0.6 0.6
WRKO-AM Talk/Personality 0.6 0.6 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           


 

Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville (WMN) has signed Aubrie Sellers to their roster.  She will headline WMN's "Pickin' on the Patio" on Wednesday, July 27.

"When you combine the purity of Aubrie's voice,the gritty swagger of her delivery, and her amazing and unique approach to songwriting, it's no surprise that the competition to sign her to a major label was intense," said WMN Chairman/CEO . "We couldn't be more thrilled that she chose to join our Warner Music Nashville family, and we are excited to join her already impressive musical journey."

Congrats to Florida Georgia Line for scoring #1 spot on the Mediabase Country singles chart with "H.O.L.Y."

Great work by Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) EVP Jimmy Harnen; Republic Nashville VP/Promo Matthew Hargis, Director/Northeast Promo Angie Coonrod, Director/Southeast Promo Liz Santana, Director/Southwest Promo Lauren Longbine, Director/West Coast Promo Stella Prado and Promo Coordinator Leah Fischer.

"H.O.L.Y." is F.G.L.'s tenth career #1 and the lead single from their upcomign album, "Dig Your Roots," releasing August 26.

Karla Cantrell has returned to Tulsa and is now handling PD/midday responsibilities for iHeartMedia Country KTGX, 106.1 The Twister. succeeds Kristina Carlyle who left in May.

Cantrell was most recenlty with Midwest Communications' KVOX/Fargo, ND.  She spent years programming KWEN/Tulsa before leaving in 2013.

Cantrell says a job opportunity for her husband led her back to Tulsa and the May opening was perfect timing!  She is on the job and you can reach her here

Cumulus/Columbia, MO is lookign for an OM for their eight-station cluster including Country KBBM (Nash FM) AC KPLA; Triple A KBXR; Top 40 KOQL; News/Talk KFRU-A; Oldies KJMO; Classic Hits KZJF; and News/Talk KLIK-A.

Chris Kellogg, the current OM, is leaving for a soon-to-be-announced Cumulus market doing similar duties.

If you have five years of winning programming experience, excellent people skills, technical savvy and attention to detail, submit materials here

 

Danny Hill will join Ingstad Family/Garden City, KS as MM and oversee all eight regional stations inclduign Country KKJQ and Classic Country KULY-A.  His first day will be August 8.

Most recently Hill was HHawaii/Kauai GM/PD and VP/Programming and Top 40 KIMQ/KMQY/KORL morning man. He joined them a year ago from Buckley Top 40 KLLY/Bakersfield, and prior stops include KUBB/Merced and Top 40 KALZ/Fresno.  Get in touch with him here

Steve Kiser, (aka "Shotgun Steve Kelly") formerly with Crain Media Classic Country WBGB/Magness, AR as midday host has joined KKAJ/Arnmore, OK as OM/PD/Morning host effective today (7/25). Kiser fills the slot that Jim Halk left when he stepped down last month after taking over from Chuck Geiger in February.

Kiser previously previously handled PD/MD/mornings at KHBZ/Brnason, MO and spent time at Townsquare Media/Lawton, OK and KTTS/Springfield, MO.  Get in touch with Kiser here

Mark Stevens, formerly with WFYR, Nash 97.3/Peoria, IL as MD/morning man has joined the company's Country sister KSCS/Dallas, for weekends/part time work.  He  joined earlier this month.  Stevens is handling afternoons on Saturday and Sunday.

He left Peoria last year to be closer to family in Dallas.  Get in touch with him here

Radio vet Joe Wade Formicola has joined Local Radio Networks and continue handling voice tracking, news and commerical spots for multiple radio stations nationwide.  He will continue to work with Virtual News Center and hosting programming at Curtis Media Group N/T  WPTF-AM/Raleigh.

He formerly handled afternoons on Westwood One's Mainstream Country format and hosted mornings at both Detroit country stations WWWW and WYCD.  He has also programming KENR/Houston.

"I'm extremely happy to be a part of Local Radio Networks," Formicola said. "I have been in contact for several years with Will Mashione and owner Steve Swick. I was on their station in LaGrange,  during my time with Westwood One. I was honored that they loved my work. I am also excited to be back on several stations that I was on with Westwood One who are now part of Local Radio Network." 

Get in touch with Formicola here

 

iHeartMedia has announced the lineup for 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.  

The linup will include performances by Country stars Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line as well as U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage Teh Elephant, Zedo, Tears for Fearts, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher.  It sill be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.  

There will also be performances at the Daytime Village at the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

"After five years of producing some of the best lineups to ever take the stage, we're excited to unveil one of the strongest iHeartRadio Music Festival rosters to date,” said iHeartMedia Pres./National Programming Tom Poleman. “This year’s show is a complete cross section of the best artists from every genre of music. The weekend will be a true representation of the diversity of our iHeartRadio stations across the country, as well as the music you find on the iHeartRadio app.”

Each night the Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations across 150 markets.  The CW Network will also live stream both nights of the Festival via CWTV.com and The CW App, and then broadcast a two-night television special on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 from 8-10 p.m. (ET/PT).

"When we first launched the Festival six years ago, people wondered how such a diverse lineup of artists would play together on the same stage," said iHeartMedia Pres./Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes. "The fan reaction was immediate, and overnight the Festival became known as the year’s ultimate celebration of the best in all genres of music."



 

Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) commented Today (7/22), writing, "The Department Of Justice, after lengthy and thorough review, decides that ASCAP and BMI consent decrees should not be altered, as they continue to serve as a vital check against ASCAP’s and BMI’s anticompetitive market power."

While the DOJ decision isn't official yet, The RMLC noted, "After years of investigation into possible additional modifications to the decrees, the Division concluded that the decrees are not outdated, because the threat posed by ASCAP’s and BMI’s aggregated market power is as real today as it ever was. The Division agreed with licensees that ASCAP and BMI continue to wield sufficient market power requiring the continued application of the consent decrees and oversight of the Department Of Justice.

"Faced with the threat of being 'held up' by the major publishers based on asserted 'fractional' shares, media licensees argued, and the Division agreed, that the licenses historically granted by ASCAP and BMI to users do not limit the rights granted to licensees to “fractional” interests in compositions. Rather, they grant licensees the right to perform all the compositions in the ASCAP and BMI repertoires, whether the compositions are owned entirely by members of the same PRO or by co-owners affiliated with different organizations. The Division made clear it was not altering the status quo in rejecting the PRO and publisher argument that ASCAP and BMI licenses conveyed only 'fractional' grants of rights. The Division stated that requiring an ASCAP and BMI licensee to undergo the arduous process of confirming that it had secured separate licenses for every fractional interest in every work within its programming before using the work would be incompatible with ASCAP’s and BMI’s obligations, as articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court, to provide 'immediate, indemnified access' to all the works in their repertories. The Division noted, as well, that the PRO and publisher arguments were contradicted by prior case authorities, notably the Buffalo Broadcasting case from the 1990s and the more recent decisions of both rate court judges in the Pandora cases (and affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals) which supported the view that the PROs are obligated to offer licenses to all works in their repertories."

The NAB said representatives of local radio and television broadcasters expressed support for the Department Of Justice’s (DOJ) expected conclusions in its multi-year review of antitrust consent decrees regulating two of the nation’s largest music performing rights organizations in comments filed last week. 

The review concluded that no modifications were warranted to the decrees affecting the songwriter royalties collected by American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and that ASCAP and BMI should continue to offer licenses that provide broadcasters and other users full rights to the musical works in those licensing organizations’ repertories. Under the current system, radio broadcasters pay $350 million, and local television broadcasters some $150 million, to songwriters and their music publishers every year. 

Music industry interests have contended in recent public statements that the DOJ’s conclusions represent a radical departure from past practice that will disrupt the orderly licensing of music performance rights. Contrary to these claims, the broadcasters point out in their filing that their ASCAP and BMI licenses have conveyed the right to perform, without limitation, all of the works in those licensing organizations’ repertories for decades, in line with the similarly broad grants of license authority ASCAP and BMI have obtained from the owners of the musical works. 
In their comments, the broadcasters concluded that, “there is no reason to anticipate the kind of license turmoil” predicted by the music industry in the future. Instead, local radio and television broadcasters remain prepared to carry on business as usual: negotiating and entering into the same forms of license arrangements they have always maintained, and providing fair compensation to music copyright owners."

“The Government’s conclusions reinforce our position that the current music performing rights license system is not ‘broken,’ as some in the music industry have falsely portrayed it. It has functioned well overall,” stated Television Music License Committee Chairman CHARLES SENNET, one of the commenters. “We look forward to a continuing honest dialog with ASCAP, BMI and others in the industry to preserve broadcasters’ access to music and serve the interests of music creators, publishers and users alike.” 

America’s hometown radio and television broadcasters applaud the Justice Department’s apparent conclusion not to modify the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees after a careful and thorough review,” said NAB Pres./CEO Gordon Smith. “Contrary to reports otherwise, this expected decision maintains the fundamental antitrust safeguards for the licensing of musical works – to the benefit of copyright owners, users, and consumers – and does not jeopardize the longstanding and successful relationship that broadcasters have had with ASCAP, BMI, and the copyright owners they represent. Indeed, broadcasters do not expect this decision to reduce the more than $500 million in royalties that television and radio broadcasters pay each year to the composer and songwriting communities.”






Daytona Beach
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/22/16
      Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
           
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WLOV-FM Classic Hits 1.8 2.0 2.9 3.6
WVYB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 2.3 4.1 3.5
WHOG-FM Classic Rock 4.0 5.1 5.6 2.9
WKRO-FM Country 3.5 1.5 2.7 1.9
WNDB-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.6
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WHWY-FM Country 7.4 8.5 8.5 6.8
WWAV-FM Adult Hits 4.4 5.8 5.8 6.8
WKSM-FM Mainstream Rock 6.6 6.7 6.7 5.5
WZNS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 6.3 5.4 5.5
WNCV-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 3.6 3.6 4.2
WECQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.1 3.6 3.4
WFTW-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.2 2.2 3.4
WZLB-FM Active Rock 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0
WYZB-FM Country 4.4 3.1 3.1 2.5
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WDRM-FM Country 12.4 10.5 12.3 11.1
WZYP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.4 6.1 7.1 7.7
WRSA-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.7 7.9 6.7
WHRP-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.4 3.1 4.8
WAHR-FM Adult Contemporary 3.8 2.9 2.9 4.2
WRTT-FM Active Rock 3.0 4.0 2.7 4.0
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 5.5 3.6 3.4 3.6
WVNN-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.1 4.8 3.1
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 3.6 4.6 3.3 2.9
WQRV-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.3 1.1 1.5 1.7
WLOR-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 2.8 1.3 3.4 1.5
WWFF-FM Country 0.9 1.7 0.8 1.3
WBHP-AM News Talk Information 0.6 * 0.6 1.0
WQLT-FM Adult Contemporary 0.8 0.6 1.0 1.0
WUMP-AM All Sports * 1.5 * 0.6
WXFL-FM Country 1.1 1.0 1.0 *
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WPCV-FM Country 10.3 13.2 11.6 9.7
WWRZ-FM Adult Hits 3.8 1.8 3.5 5.4
WLKF-AM News Talk Information 1.9 1.6 0.9 0.8
WONN-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.7 1.2 0.9 *
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WTKX-FM Active Rock 6.7 6.7 5.5 5.9
WRRX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 6.4 5.9 5.3 4.3
WJTQ-FM Classic Hits 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.4
WMEZ-FM Adult Contemporary 3.3 5.1 2.4 3.4
WXBM-FM Country 5.3 4.2 4.6 3.4
WCOA-AM News Talk Information 2.9 4.0 2.0 2.3
WRGV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.3 1.7 2.6 2.1
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KPHT-FM Classic Hits 8.8 9.1 7.1 6.9
KCCY-FM Country 5.4 4.5 6.5 6.3
KDZA-FM Classic Rock 6.8 5.8 4.7 5.0
KCSJ-AM News Talk Information 2.0 1.9 1.8 3.1
KCCY-AM All Sports 0.7 1.3 1.8 0.6
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KJCK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.5 7.3 7.4
KSKG-FM Country 5.4 6.6 8.2 7.4
KMKF-FM Mainstream Rock 3.6 4.0 5.5 5.1
KSAL-FM Adult Hits 5.4 4.9 4.1 4.6
KBLS-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.1 4.1 3.7
KYEZ-FM Country 4.9 5.3 4.1 3.7
KACZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.5 4.0 3.2 3.2
KSAJ-FM Oldies 5.4 5.3 4.1 3.2
KSAL-AM News Talk Information 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2
KXBZ-FM New Country 4.0 4.4 2.7 2.8
KQLA-FM Country 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.8
KJCK-AM News Talk Information 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.4
KINA-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.8 1.4 0.9
           
*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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KTPK-FM Classic Country 8.8 7.2 9.1 9.5
KWIC-FM Classic Hits 9.3 7.2 5.6 8.5
KMAJ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.3 5.8 5.6 7.6
WIBW-FM Country 10.2 8.1 8.6 7.6
KDVV-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.9 4.9 5.1 5.2
KMAJ-AM News Talk Information 2.9 2.2 2.5 3.3
WIBW-AM News Talk Information 3.9 4.5 5.1 3.3
KTOP-FM Country 2.9 3.1 4.1 2.4
KTOP-AM All Sports 0.5 0.4 * 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:  7/22/16
Subscribers Added:  7/22/16
Subscriber Format SP 15 FA 15 SP 16  
KTPZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * 5.7 5.6  
KIKX-FM Adult Hits * 5.7 4.8  
KYUN-FM Country * 2.8 3.2  
KYUN-FM HD2 Alternative * 0.7 0.8  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           


 

iHeartMedia's WCTQ/Sarasota recently invited listeners to sign a banner of gratitude for their local law enforcement officers at a recent remote. 

Morning team Maverick and Lulu were on hand to present the banner to the officers.  

"We offered no prizes, no register-to-win, no [incentive] at all. We simply asked people to come by and sign our banners to show their support to our local law enforcement, and the turnout was overwhelming," said Maverick.

They even got some great news coverage.  Check it out here

Tim "Tiny" Burger has left Alpha Media's WIRK/West Palm Beach.  He was co-host of the "Tiny and Chelsea in the Morning" show and has been with the station for 14 years.  His last day was today (7/22).

The station posted a farewell to Tiny on its website here and a farewell page here.  Get in touch with him here.

Watershed Festival, the first-ever Country music festival to host back-to-back weekends announces the addition to Chris Janson and Aaron Tippin for weekend 2 (August 5-7). Watershed takes place in The Gorge, WA, which has been dubbed by many as "Heaven's Amphitheater" as it is the backdrop of the Colunbia River.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban are slated to headline the music and camping festival both weekends, July 29-31 and August 5-7. There will also be a second stage lineup, dubbed "Next From Nashville," including 

The festival is also known for its many fringe activities such as themed campsites, late-night sets and amusement rides with views of the festival site.  For a full lineup and official artist schedule visit watershedfest.com.

John Crenshaw has been appointed OM for Cumulus Youngstown, OH cluster including Country WQXK.  Other stations in the cluster include WHOT (CHR), WYFM ( Classic Rock), WWIZ (Alternative), WLLF (Sports Talk), WBBW-A (Sports Talk), WPIC-A (News Talk) and WSON-A.  

Crenshaw was most recently Regional OM for 10 Cumulus stations in Grand Rapids and Northern Michigan and was PD of Country WTNR/Grand Rapids.  

Crenshaw succeeds Doug James who previously held the position.  He will stay and handle PD/Mornings at WQXK.

“We’re thrilled to bring John back home and at the helm of station operations in Youngstown," said Cumulus Media SVP Gary Pizzati. "John has roots in northeast Ohio, which will be instrumental in our next phase of growth with our iconic brands.” Cumulus Media SVP/Content and Programming Mike McVay said, “The level of experience and programming sophistication that John brings to the Mahoning Valley gives us an immediate advantage.”  
 
“As a native son of northeast Ohoi, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be coming home to work with some of the best people and biggest brands in our industry," said Crenshaw. "My thanks to Mike McVay, Doug Hamand, Gary Pizzati, Bob Walker and Jeff Cartwright for making this move possible.”

At this point no plans have been made for Crenshaw's successor.  But the position is posted and interested candidates should send materials here


 

Rascal Flatts are recognizing the 10th Anniversary of ESPN's "My Wish" series with a special version of the band's song "My Wish." The guys will be taking about the series that follows as the "Make-A-Wish" foundation fulfills the one true wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and hte impact it has had on them and the children involved.  The special feature airs tonight (7/22) on SportsCenter at 6 pm. ET on ESPN.  Watch the interview here

The trio recently added to their accolades, scoring their 16th No. One single with their summer anthem "I Like The Sound of That." They will continue their Rascal Flatts: Rhythm and Roots Tour next weekend with stops in St. Louis (7/28), Kansas City, MO (7/29) and Dallas, TX (7/30) where they will be joined by Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane.

Not to be outdone by Republicans who were in Cleveland this week or Democrats who will be Philadelphia next week, Craig Campbell is off on his own campaign trail today (7/22) and will be launching his "Craig Campbell: Making Country Music Great Again" parody video campaign.

"I have dedicated my life to making it the only way I know, which is great. In my book there is only one kind of Country music ... Great Country music. It's what I do," he says.

Check it out here

Colorado Springs
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.1 6.0 6.0 6.9
KKPK-FM Adult Hits 4.2 4.5 5.8 5.3
KVOR-AM News Talk Information 4.6 4.3 4.8 5.2
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.6 4.2 5.0
KATC-FM Country 3.6 5.0 4.2 4.3
KKMG-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 4.8 5.8 4.3
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 3.9 5.0 2.8 4.1
KKFM-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.3 4.6 4.1
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.1 5.8 3.6
KVUU-FM HD2 Contemporary Christian 1.4 2.1 1.8 2.3
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 1.0 0.5 * 1.1
KGFT-FM Religious 1.4 * 1.0 0.7
KCSF-AM All Sports * 0.7 * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Gainesville-Ocala
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
WOGK-FM Country 11.0 10.0 12.9 12.1
WKTK-FM Adult Contemporary 5.5 6.4 4.7 6.2
WNDD-FM Classic Rock 7.9 6.1 5.2 5.0
WSKY-FM News Talk Information 5.5 4.6 5.9 5.0
WGMA-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 3.1 4.8 5.3 4.6
WYKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 2.8 4.7 3.2
WRUF-FM Country 2.1 3.4 3.5 3.1
WMFQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 2.2 3.0 2.4
WTRS-FM Country 2.1 3.7 2.1 1.9
WXJZ-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.0
WRUF-AM All Sports 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.6
WYGC-FM Classic Hits 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Hot Springs, AR
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KQUS-FM Country 15.3 18.0 16.7 11.7
KLAZ-FM Adult Contemporary 8.2 8.0 6.3 6.4
KLXQ-FM Classic Rock 4.1 6.0 7.3 5.3
KLBL-FM Classic Country 4.1 5.0 4.2 4.3
KZNG-AM News Talk Information 2.0 3.0 3.1 3.2
KHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.1
KBHS-AM Southern Gospel * 1.0 1.0 1.1
KHRK-FM Oldies 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Madison
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WMGN-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 7.6 6.2 7.1
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 6.7 7.0 7.1
WOLX-FM Classic Hits 6.4 7.1 8.2 6.4
WWQM-FM Country 5.1 4.7 6.0 6.2
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 6.2 6.5 6.4 5.6
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 6.0 4.8 3.5 5.5
WJJO-FM Active Rock 4.7 4.1 3.3 4.3
WJQM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.0 3.1 4.1
WMMM-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 4.5 3.9 3.4
WMAD-FM Country 4.4 3.2 2.9 3.0
WMHX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.8
WTSO-AM All Sports 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.7
WXXM-FM Talk/Personality 2.2 1.7 2.9 1.5
WHIT-AM Classic Country 0.7 0.7 * 0.6
WLMV-AM Spanish Variety 0.5 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Mobile
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WBLX-FM Urban Contemporary 13.5 13.1 10.5 12.6
WDLT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 12.4 12.8 10.7 11.7
WKSJ-FM Country 8.6 6.5 8.1 8.1
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.9 5.0 7.0
WABD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.8 5.9 6.4 5.5
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 4.1 6.6 5.3 5.0
WGOK-AM Gospel 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3
WZEW-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.5
WAVH-FM News Talk Information 1.7 1.7 3.5 2.4
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 1.7 0.9 1.8 1.6
WNSP-FM All Sports 0.6 1.9 2.4 1.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Stockton
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format FA 14 SP 15 FA 15 SP 16
KWIN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 13.3 9.1 9.4 11.5
KATM-FM Country 4.3 6.0 7.2 8.7
KQOD-FM Rhythmic AC 5.1 3.6 5.4 5.5
KJOY-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.7 5.2 5.4
KHKK-FM Classic Rock 4.6 6.8 6.1 4.3
KHOP-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 2.9 3.6 4.1
KMIX-FM Mexican Regional 4.3 4.2 4.5 2.8
KSTN-AM New Country 2.5 2.6 1.2 1.4
KWSX-AM News Talk Information 0.8 * * 0.8
KMRQ-FM Active Rock 0.8 1.5 0.4 0.6
KWNN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * * 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Toledo
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
WKKO-FM Country 8.5 8.3 9.5 8.1
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 8.8 8.8 8.2 7.8
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.8 7.5 6.3 7.3
WRQN-FM Classic Hits 5.6 4.9 6.8 6.7
WXKR-FM Classic Rock 4.4 4.4 3.6 5.3
WIMX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.6 6.9 7.8 4.8
WIOT-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.7 6.7 5.2 4.8
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.2
WJZE-FM Urban Contemporary 4.2 3.1 2.6 3.5
WWWM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.6 3.4 3.5 3.0
WCKY-FM Country 1.5 1.8 1.0 1.3
WMIM-FM Country 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.3
WLQR-FM All Sports 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.8
WTOD-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.5
WCWA-AM All Sports 0.5 0.7 0.7 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
Wichita
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  7/21/16
Subscribers Added:  7/21/16
Subscriber Format SU 15 FA 15 WI 16 SP 16
KFDI-FM Country 11.7 9.4 8.5 8.9
KZSN-FM New Country 5.6 5.4 5.6 6.1
KEYN-FM Classic Hits 7.2 6.8 7.3 5.9
KDGS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 5.4 5.8 5.0
KRBB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.0
KZCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.0
KTHR-FM Alternative 3.2 2.8 4.4 4.7
KIBB-FM Adult Hits 2.9 3.0 4.0 4.5
KNSS-AM News Talk Information 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.5
KICT-FM Mainstream Rock 4.0 6.3 4.0 4.3
KFBZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.8 3.0 3.4 4.2
KVWF-FM Country 1.8 2.6 4.2 3.7
KFXJ-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.0 4.7 3.3
KFH-FM All Sports 2.2 2.2 2.9 2.8
KKGQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.4 2.6 0.9 1.7
KFTI-AM Classic Country 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.2
KYQQ-FM Mexican Regional 1.6 1.8 1.3 1.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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