industry members
Gus Swanson
  Hubbard Radio Seattle LLC
Justin Darrow
Assistant Manager   First Pier
John Clore
VP, Marketing   Curb Records
Cubby Allen
swing   Entercom
Gem Meyer
On Air Personality   Jam Media
Dave Hintz
marketing director   Envision Networks


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Arrangements have been set for broadcaster and journalist Chuck Dauphin. As was reported yesterday, Dauphin passed away Wednesday (9/18) of diabetes complications.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 5-8 p.m. (CT) at Taylor Funeral Home, 214 N. Main Street, Dickson, TN 37055. Phone is 615-446-2808. On September 22, there will be more visitation from 1-3 p.m. before the celebration of life at 3 p.m. and then a reception at Burns Church of Christ, 2718 Church St., Burns, TN 37029, 615-441-3984.

Rather than flowers the family is asking that donations be made in Dauphin's name to Music Health Alliance, MusicCares, Alive Hospice, the Opry Trust Fund and/or the Nashville Human Association.

Drew Lautner has been named iHeartMedia/Madison, WI Market President.  He will report to Division President Jeff Tyler.  He will oversee the cluster that includes Country WMAD.

"(Drew is) excited about taking his family to one of the premier cities in the Midwest and I am thrilled that he will be leading a great team and some of our market-leading, legendary brands in Madison," says Tyler.

has spent time working with Sony, Lucent and Qello Concerts in addition to working as an entrepreneur. Get in touch with him here.

09/20/2019 10:24 AM
Wolfe Joins WME/Nashville
APA VP Travis Wolfe in a new Agent for WME in Nashville. He will be booking country and comedy acts for private and corporate events.

Wolfe has been with APA for six years and started as an agent.  He eventually rose to VP. His resume includes time at Paradigm, TBA Global and Kane Entertainment.  Get in touch with him here.

Martina McBride is launching a new podcast, "Vocal Point With Martina McBride" on September 27 on Luminary. The first episode will feature Garth Brooks and guests to follow include Lauren Alaina, Pam Tillis, Dustin, Lynch, Rosanne Cash, Sara Evans, Don Was, Brenda Lee, Runaway June, Howie Mandel and Loretta Lynn.

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iHeartMedia Raleigh has a job now open for a Sr.VP of Programming to oversee Top 40 WDCG, G 105; Country WNCB, B93.9; Classic Rock, WRDU; Alternative Alt 95.3, WDCG-HD2 and News-Talk WTKK, 106.1 FM Talk.

As the official posting says, "The Senior Vice President of Programming position is a leadership role with responsibilities for leading and managing all functions for successful operations of radio stations in a market. This position requires a person with courage and a proven record of building and motivating high performing teams. The successful candidate will possess abilities to build and achieve ratings excellence and assist the sales department in revenue generation by utilizing iHeartMedia's multiple platforms."

Interested candidates should go here

Kenny Chesney has been named 2020's Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Artist Humanitarian Award recipient. Chesney will receive the award, sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Wednesday, February 19 as part of the 2nd Annual Warner Music Nashville (WMN) Kickoff  Luncheon, which serves as the official launch of Country Radio Seminar 2020. 

CRS/CRB Board President Kurt Johnson said, "It's as if this award was created for Kenny Chesney. Artists with his career span are rare. Among them artists who do as much good as he does, for as long as he has, without calling attention to it, are particularly singular. Here's to you, Kenny."

Chesney's charitable work is far-reaching. His love for Love City Foundation helped spearhead the rebuilding to St. John, following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In addition to humanitarian aid and working with local teams to facilitate clean-up and rebuilding, he and his staff worked to rescue and relocate 2,000+ displaced animals of St. Thomas and St. John to several no-kill shelters and loving families in the U.S.

Chesney also wrote and recorded "Songs for the Saints" in which all proceeds from the album going to the Love for Love City Foundation. Raising over $1.1 million to date, "Songs" continues to generate funds for St. John's reconstruction work. 

"Songs for the Saints" generated the multiple week #1 "Get Along," an anthem Chesney felt spoke to the spirit of people coming together after devastation. 

After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, Chesney worked with the Boston Medical Center and created the Spread the Love Fund to benefit amputee survivors. To date, Spread the Love has accrued over two million dollars.  He has also committed to ocean habitat conservation from his years spent on the water. "No Shoes Reefs" has helped rebuild coral reefs in Jacksonville, FL, as well as supported other local ocean ecology efforts around Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Chesney has also worked with organizations including MusiCares, the Red Cross, Farm Aid, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ACM Lifting Lives, the CMA Foundation, Kids Wish Network and many local charities.

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was create in 1990 by the organization's board to honor those Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts.

09/19/2019 10:32 AM
Chuck Dauphin Passes
Condolences go out to the many friends and family of longtime Nashville media person Chuck Dauphin. Dauphin passed away Wednesday (9/18) at 45 following years of health complications at Nashville's Alive Hospice.

He received the CMA Media Achievement Award in 2014. The award is voted on by the CMA member publicists in appreciation of journalists who promote country music. From 2011 until his death, he was a principle Country music Contributor to Billboard. His byline has also been featured at At Home Nashville, CMA Close Up, Country Now, Rolling Stone, Roughstock, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot and The Dickson County Herald. 

"I can't carry a tune or plan an instrument, but I have always loved telling people about music--whether a superstar like Tim McGraw or Lee Ann Womack, a legend like Kenny Rogers or a brand-new artist that nobody has ever heard of--yet," Dauphin told Billboard at the time.

Dauphin's health faltered in summer 2018 when he had his foot amputated due to complications from diabetes and an infection. Until his death months later, he was in and out of the hospital and rehab but continued to write and most recently interviewed Vince Gill about his latest album "Okie" for Billboard.

As passionate as he was for Country music, he was equally passionate about radio. 

"I would scan down through the AM band at night, and find stations such as WBAP/Dallas, WWL/New Orleans, and WLW/Cincinnati. Each of those stations had live bodies on the air back then. I used to think it was so neat that at 12:30 a.m., you could hear them talking 500 miles away,” he said in 2014. “I actually developed my own imaginary radio station, WBRQ -- W-Burns (my hometown in Tennessee)-Q. I would take my boom box that my grandmother had bought me, and would read ads from the local paper, and do intros and outros of the songs." 

He started working as a broadcasting at R&F Communications WDKN/Dickson, TN in 1991 during his junior year in high school. He eventually made his way to the PD seat and was known by his on-air personality, "Crazy Chucky."

Among the survivors are his father Charles F. Dauphin, Jr; his stepmother, Marcia Dauphin; stepson Zach Heath and stepdaughter Isabella Heath. Memorial and service will be announced soon.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Dauphin's name to be made the Music Health Alliance, MusiCares, Alive Hospice, The Opry Trust Fund of Nashville Humane Association.

Alicia Mathews has joined Make Wake Artists' Nashville office as Artist Manager. She will oversee operations for artist Hailey Whitters.

"I knew after our first meeting that I had to bring Alicia on board the Make Wake team," says Chief Navigation Officer Chris Kappy. "Her diverse background, passion and work ethic make her an incredible asset, and we are so happy to have her."

Adds Mathews, "Working with an artist as talented, dedicated, and persistent as Hailey is a dream come true and I’m so excited to partner with her on this journey." 

Her resume includes time at BMLG, UMGN and Iconic Entertainment. She also handles Client and Artist Relations for Songfluencer. Make Wake is the home for Luke Combs, Jobe Fortner, Drew Parker, Niko Moon, Whitters and more.

Tim Wipperman, CEO of Rezonant Music Publishing is the new President of Anthem Music Publishing.  Rezonant will now be under the Anthem umbrella. Rezonant was founded by Wipperman in 2018 with Garry Vallertri and Alan Walter.  Reach him here.

"Tim brings a wealth of music industry experience, excellent creative relationships and a great sense of humor," says CEO Helen Murphy. Wipperman will now report to her.

This move comes after Anthem purchased 50% of Wrensong Publishing President/Co-Founder Ree Guyer's catalog. Rezonant and Wrensong went into a joint venture in 2017. Reach him here

Afternoon host of Star 92 CO. KFSA/Ft. Smith, AR "Big" John Horton has left and is in search of his next job.

He's been with the station since 2015. He also worked with crosstown KOMS and KTCS. His resume also includes time in Marlow, OK and Ardomore, OK. Get in touch with him here

Cole Swindell's "Break Up In The End" won Song of the Year for songwriters Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite at the 2nd Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Other winners included Luke Combs as Songwriter/Artist; Josh Osborne, Songwriter; Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Lifetime Achievement Award; Senator Lamar Alexander, The White Hat Award; and George Strait, President's Keystone Award. 

OOHology Advertising Agency VP/Marketing Brent Johnson has been named iHeartMedia/Louisville GSM and will oversee sales for the cluster including Country WAMZ.  

He takes over from Kristy Beebe who was promoted to RSVA/Sales in June. Johnson worked at Learfield IMG College and Google.  Reach him here.

09/19/2019 7:07 AM
Ebach Exits Curb
Janine Appleton Ebach has resigned after six years from Curb/Word Music Publishing. She was VP. She started with the company as Word Country prior to its merger with Curb last year. Ebach spent more than six years with This Music Publishing. 

Get in touch with her here. There are no plans for his position.

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WQMX-FM Country 6.1 6.5 7.3  
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WSCI-FM Classical 1.9 2.2 2.0  
WALC-FM Contemporary Christian 2.0 1.4 1.5  
WJWJ-FM News Talk Information 1.9 2.1 1.4  
WTMA-AM News Talk Information 1.6 1.4 1.4  
WSPO-AM Gospel 1.0 1.1 0.7  
WXLY-F2+ Contemporary Inspirational 0.1 0.1 0.1  
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  9/18/19
Subscribers Added:  9/18/19
Subscriber Format SP 19 JUL 19
AUG 19
KDON-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.9 8.7 8.4  
KAZU-FM News Talk Information 7.4 7.5 7.6  
KWAV-FM Adult Contemporary 5.0 3.8 4.4  
KCDU-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 4.0 4.2  
KHIP-FM Classic Rock 3.8 3.8 3.5  
KTOM-FM Country 3.1 3.7 3.4  
KOCN-FM Rhythmic AC 2.6 3.0 3.2  
KPIG-FM Album Adult Alternative 3.6 3.2 2.3  
KKHK-FM Adult Hits 1.9 2.2 2.0  
KPRC-FM Mexican Regional 2.6 1.5 2.0  
KNBR-AM All Sports 2.1 2.0 1.8  
KGO-AM News Talk Information 1.0 * 1.2  
KION-AM News Talk Information 1.2 1.3 1.0  
KXSM-FM Mexican Regional 1.0 0.3 0.3  
KMLY-FM Mexican Regional * * 0.2  
KSGZ-FM Spanish Adult Hits 0.2 * 0.2  
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  9/18/19
Subscribers Added:  9/18/19
Subscriber Format SP 19 JUL 19
AUG 19
WBBS-FM Country 7.8 8.5 9.5  
WYYY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.9 6.3 7.0  
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 6.8 7.1 6.5  
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 6.3 6.0  
WWHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 4.7 4.6  
WSEN-FM Classic Hits 5.0 4.6 4.4  
WAQX-FM Alternative 4.9 4.6 4.0  
WOLF-FM New Country 2.1 2.4 2.8  
WRVO-FM News Talk Information 3.1 2.9 2.8  
WMVN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 2.5 2.6  
WAER-FM News Talk Information 2.6 1.7 2.3  
WFRG-FM Country 1.6 1.9 1.6  
WHEN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 1.6 1.0 1.1  
WJPZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.5 0.7 0.5  
WSYR-F3+ Contemporary Christian 0.5 0.5 0.5  
WODZ-FM Classic Hits 0.3 0.2 0.4  
WOLF-AM All Sports 0.3 0.3 0.4  
WSIV-AM Religious 0.2 0.2 0.2  
WRVD-FM News Talk Information 0.2 * *  
WSKO-AM All Sports 0.2 * *  
WXTL-FM Classic Rock 2.1 1.9 *  
WXXI-FM Classical 0.7 * *  
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
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Country Raido Broadcasters (CRB) will present the latest installment of its CRS360 webinar series next Tuesday, September 24 at 1 p.m. (CT). The episode is called "Continuous Diary Market Measurement: An Update." Earlier this year Nielsen announced a plan to do continuous measurement in 46 diary markets. Those details were previewed during a CRS 2020 session in February.

Episode #5 will again be hosted by Jon Miller, Nielsen VP of Audience Insights. He will share what the first August results looked like. He will be joined by consultant Joel Raab. Raab works with various clients in these newly measured markets. The moderator wil be Tom Baldrica, Midwest Communications' Corporate Country Brand Strategist, who will be a core moderator at CRS 2020. If you would like to attend, register here online.

Becky Gardenhire has been promoted by WME to the role of co-head of the Nashville office. She joins three other co-heads of WME Nashville including Scott Clayton, Joey Lee and Jay Williams.

While Nashville agencies have been going through personnel changes recently, Gardenhire has been staying put. She's been with the agency since 2002, when she joined the Beverly Hills office of what was then the William Morris Agency, before moving to Nashville a year later. She was named a partner at WME in 2017.

Artists she has worked with directly include Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Trisha Yearwood and Sara Evans. She's also worked with some up-and-comers Jordan Davis, LANCO, Tenille Townes and Ingrid Andress.

She won the Country Music Assciatioin's Talent Agent of the Year award last year.

"I look forward to taking my passion to serve the Nashville office to the next level,” Gardenhire said in a statement, “and working alongside Jay, Joey and Scott to create further opportunities for our clients and colleagues.”

Lee and Williams were promoted to co-heads two years ago this month. Clayton came over from CAA Nashville to join them the following month. Rob Beckham left as co-head last October and co-formed a new agency named the AMG.

09/18/2019 11:41 AM
PD Needed For WSLC/Roanoke
Mel Wheeler/Roanoke GM Brett Sharp is giving up his PD responsibilities due to his recent promotion. He is looking for a PD with prior programming experience, knowledge of Selector and digital automation as well as handle on-air responsibilities.

Interested? Look at the job posting here. Send resumes and airchecks here.

WSM-AM/Nashville middayer Devon O'Day will voice track middays for KRRV/Alexandria, LA.  He takes the place of Shy Tyler who recently retired from radio.

"Devon was one of the original on-air announcers when the station launched, and we are honored to have her voice tracking middays from Nashville," says PD/MD Melissa Frost. "I grew up listening to Devon, and now getting to work with her is truly a full circle moment." 

Get in touch with her here

iHeartMedia/Baltimore VP/Sales Lynn Polovoy is the new Market President for the cluster that includes Country WPOC. She takes the place of Aaron Hyland who was promoted to Region President.  Polovoy will report to him. As Market President, Polovoy will work closely with the proramming, business and sales teams for all station brands in Baltimore. She will also oversee that station's on-air and digital programming as well as create new business and revenue opportunities.

"Lynn is an incredible leader who has a deep connection to our team in Baltimore as well as our community of listeners and advertisers," says Hyland. "I am highly confident that Lynn will continue to contribute to our ongoing success and growth in the Baltimore market." 

Polovoy's resume includes serving as the cluster's GSM and Account Manager.  She also worked for Radio One.  Get in touch with her here.

09/17/2019 4:53 PM
Cold River To Close
After nearly 15 years, Cold River Records is going to close.  The label launched in 2006 and added an in-house radio prmo team in 2010. They then launched a publishing division in 2016. Artists included Drew Baldridge, Dylan Schneider, Uncle Si and the Sicotics, Maggie Baugh and Katie Arminger.

"It is with bitter-sweet emotions that I must announce a winding down of Cold River Records over the next few months,” said Cold River Records president Pete O’Heeron. “We began this journey almost 15 years ago and have enjoyed every moment of music creation by our artists. To the amazing employees who have called our label home, I thank you for being such dedicated champions for our artists and making personal sacrifices to support their careers.  As some of my dearest friends, I will miss you the most and cherish all of our memories on the road and the phone calls with your travel stories. To the programmers at radio, producers, songwriters and the music industry leaders who became our friends, I thank you for your counsel, guidance and friendship. To our artists who have performed on the Grand Ole Opry, opened for some of the biggest names in country music, toured the world and even recorded at famed Abby Road studios in London, thank you for creating amazing music that I will never forget.

As many of you know, I have a biologics company where we are seeing almost daily breakthroughs in cell therapy. As passionate as I am about music, I am equally passionate about medicine.  We are developing cures for Degenerative Disc Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and CTE (NFL head injuries).  These disease pathways will require ever more increasing attention and time requirements from me. In stepping away from Cold River, I’ll be focusing on our efforts to address these chronic and deadly conditions.”

John Ettinger, Sr. VP, Promotion said, "It has been a terrific two years at Cold River, and an honor to work with everyone at the company. Pete O’Heeron is one of the most unique, magnanimous and energetic people I’ve had the chance to partner with in Nashville. Together we created Innovation Music and the Innovation Music Awards, the Tee Roy Williams media executive event, along with a host of initiatives that ideally changed how many view what is a record label. My goal is to imagine and execute a future that looks a lot like our great work together.”

Staffers can be reached below:

John Ettinger, SVP Promotion

Marie Wapelhorst, Senior Director of Strategy and Artist Relations

Mary Lynne O’Neal, National Director of Promotion

Taylor Eschbach, Creative Director

Bill Heltemes, Regional Radio Promotion

Kellie Longworth, Regional Radio Promotion

Jenna Johnson, Regional Radio Promotion

Meredith McNair, Promotion Coordinator

Taylor Lindsey has been promoted to Sony/Nashville's VP/A&R and will still be reporting to EVP/A&R Jim Catino.

"Her tireless pursuit of talent and great songs has helped shape the unique creative vision we have ... and contributed on an impressive level to the success of our roster of artists," says Catino. 

Lindsey has been with Sony since 2013 and came from BMG Chrysalis and rose to her recent position in 2017.

Get in touch with her here.

KUZZ/Bakersfield PD Brent Michaels is looking for an on-air talent to join for mornings. The right candidate will have a minimum of three years of full-time on-air experience and know Adobe Audition. 

The ideal candidate will be able to write compelling content, help with production and be willing to make on-site appearances.

All resumes and airchecks can be sent to Michaels here.

SVP/Sales Danny Bortnick has been promoted to SVP/Sales for the Washington DC-Baltimore region including Country WMZQ/Washington DC and WPOC/Baltimore.

He succeeds recently promoted Regional President Aaron Hyland. He will report to him.  Bortnick has been with the company since last year after working at Entercom, CBS, Salem and Katz.  Get in touch with him here.

President/Co-Founder Ree Guyer, President Co-Founder of Wrensong Publishing has gone into a venture with Anthem Entertainment, which acquired 50% of Guyer's catalog, including more than 20 No. 1 hits.

"Ree is a powerful, creative force and runs one of the top independent music publishing companies on Music Row," says Anthem CEO Helen Murphy. "I feel privileged that Ree has selected Anthem to partner with, and I am personally very excited to have a new sister in our house."

Journalist Chuck Dauphin has been moved to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville 37203, as he continues to fight ongoing medical issues.

He is currently welcoming visitors, including friends and collegues, in room 189.

Wishing him all the best.

Three months after Michael Martin announced his departure as ASCAP Nashville VP, he has now announced his new publishing company, Endurance Music Group.  It is officially launched today (September 16) with songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg joining its roster. Emerging songwriter-aritsts Jake Rose and Ryan Plappert will also be represented by Endeavor.

Martin joins Endurance as president while Mark Ahlberg will act as Sr. VP and Josh Saxe as Sr. Creative Director. Raven co-founder Jeremy Tucker will be Endurance's chairman.

"I am absolutely thrilled to make my return to music publishing by helping to launch Endurance Music Group," Martin said in a statement. "Jeremy is an incredible partner who truly understands the needs of a modern publishing house, and we have an amazing team in place to take care of our talented songwriters and the catalogs we represent. Here’s to the journey!"

Cumulus has appointed media finance executive John Toohey as VP/Finance for the company. His new role includes financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and special projects. He will report to John Abbot, Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer, Cumulus Media and will be based in New York City and Atlanta.

Toohey joins Cumulus after 12 years with Charter Communications and its predecessor Time Warner Cable, where he was most recently Group VP, Media Sales Finance, Spectrum Reach. He also work with NBC, CBS and Cablevision. 

John Abbot Executive VP/CFO of Cumulus said, John Toohey is a high caliber professional who brings deep and relevant experience to Cumulus. We are very excited to add such a strong player to the finance and accounting team.”
Toohey said, “I am pleased to join Cumulus Media and to come full circle, having started my media career at WHRB-FM, Harvard’s student radio station. I am excited to work with John Abbot and the rest of the incredible team at Cumulus.”

Hall Communications Lakeland, FL OM Mike James is retiring on December 31.  This concludes a 40 year career in broadcasting. James joined Country WPCV as PD in 2004 and was promoted to OM for the 4 station cluster in 2006, adding Adult Hits WWRZ, Talk WLKF and Adult Standards WONN.

James' radio journey began at WELE AM/FM Daytona Beach/Deland, FL after stops at WWKA Orlando, FL, KKCS Colorado Springs, CO, WQIK Jacksonville, FL and KMDL/Lafayette, LA.

According to James, "My first radio job was in 1979, and I can remember thinking how great it was to be able to entertain people, and get paid for it at the same time! 40 years later, it’s still great, but I’m finally ready to kick back, relax and spend more quality time at Anna Maria Island! I want to thank Hall Communications owners Art and Bonnie Rowbotham for giving me the opportunity to work for one of the most respected radio groups in America. We’ve got an incredible team of pros here in Lakeland, and we’ve enjoyed impressive ratings and revenue success over the past 15 years. I’m also especially proud to have helped raise over 4 Million Dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during my radio career. That’s the most rewarding part of this amazing journey.” 

Reach James at /todaysnews through December 31. Apply for the OM position at,,