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Dave Hintz
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TODAY'S NEWS
Ken Burns' eight-part Country Music documentary, which premiered September 15 on PBS stations reached 34.5 million unique viewers, according to Nielsen's +7 data. During the show's eight-night premiere run, the film delivered an average audience of 6.8 million cross-platform viewers (with an average household rating of 4.4), making the documentary Burns' most-watched film since 2014's "The Roosevelts."

"Country Music" was directed by Burns and produced by Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. The first four episodes aired nightly from Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18 and the final four episodes aired nightly from Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25.

The series will rebroadcast on PBS on Friday nights from 9 p.m. ET from Jan. 3 through February 21, 2020.

“We couldn’t be happier with the audience we reached with Country Music,” said Burns. “We were fortunate to travel across the country to towns large and small to discuss this film and this history, and in each, we were met with new stories about the power of music. The PBS stations in just about every market helped us engage a public that rightly sees this music as their heritage.”
 

The SESAC Nashville Music Awards were held recently. Those honored included: SESAC Nashville Music Awards. Honorees included: Songwriter of the Year- Justin Ebach, Song of the Year- Luke Combs' "Beautiful Crazy" and Publisher of the Year Warner Chappell.

Complete list of winners here.

PD/morning personality "Party Marty" Mitchell has left iHertMedia WRWD/Poughkeepsie, NY. He is now with Forever WFGE/State College, PA for mornings. 

He takes the place of Jerry Valeri who left ot pursue opportunities out of radio.  Mitchell spent four years in Poughkeepsie before leaving last July. His resume includes time at WJVC/Nassau and WYNY/New York. Get in touch with him here.

OM Dale Desmond has left Cherry Creek/St. George, UT has left after more than two years with the cluster.  The cluster includes Country station KCIN and KIYK. He joined in 2017 after stops at KUPI/Idaho Falls; KBLL/Helena, MT; WCKN/Charleston, SC and KTHK/Idaho Falls. Desmond is on the hunt for his next opportunity.  He can be reached here. No word on plans for the future.

Shania Twain has been added to the lineup at the "2019 American Music Awards" set to broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC TV. The five-time AMA winner will perform a medley of her greatest hits. The performance will be her first time on the AMA since 2003.

Thomas Rhett will perform on the show, as will Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selna Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo and "Artists of the Decade" recipient Taylor Swift.











ALBUQUERQUE
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ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
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WOR-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.4 0.5  
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EL PASO
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KSII-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.3 6.0 5.7  
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FRESNO
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KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.2 7.8 7.6  
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KMJ-AM News Talk Information 4.6 4.6 4.8  
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KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.6 4.6 4.2  
KHGE-FM Country 3.3 3.8 3.8  
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KSKS-FM Country 4.3 3.8 3.7  
KKBZ-FM Mainstream Rock 2.5 2.6 3.6  
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KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.6 2.5 2.0  
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.8 2.3 1.9  
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 2.2 1.7 1.6  
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.6 1.0 0.7  
KCBL-AM All Sports 1.2 0.7 0.3  
KGST-AM All Sports 0.2 0.2 0.3  
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HONOLULU
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KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 12.9 10.7 10.3  
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KDDB-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.7 7.2 6.8  
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KHVH-AM News Talk Information 2.6 2.6 2.8  
KQMQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.6 2.5 2.6  
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KPOI-FM Alternative 1.2 1.8 1.6  
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KHKA-AM All Sports 0.4 0.4 0.2  
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KNOXVILLE
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WDKW-FM Country 2.6 2.4 2.1  
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WMYL-FM Country 1.2 1.2 0.8  
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WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON
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The New Faces of Country Music Show has announced the nominees for the five spots available for the 2020 "New Faces of Country Music Show.  The show will occur during CRS 2020 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. voting begins Monday, Octoebr 18. All country radio employees can vot through Friday, November 22 t 11:59 p.m. (CT).

Candidates aree: Warner Music Nashville/WEA's Ingrid Andress, Warner Music Nashville/WEA's Morgan Evans, BMLG Records' Riley Green, Big Loud's Hardy, RCA Nashville's Ryan Hurd, The Valory Music Company's Tyler Rich, Wheelhouse Records' Runaway June, Arista Nashville/Records' Matt Stell and Riser House/Columbia Nashville's Mitchell Tenpenny.

You can vote at the CRS website here. The five artists receiving the most votes will perform at "New Faces of Country Music Show." The show is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

At this point,  it has not been confirmed but talk is WUSN/Chicago PD Kenny Jay has added programming duties for KMNB/Minneapolis.  This follows the exit of Lucas Phelan.  Jay will remain based out of Chicago. Jay worked for KMNB in 2012 and rose to PD in 2014 before transferring to the company's KMPS/Seattle i 2016 and overseeing the flip from Country to Soft AC.

Jay joined WUSN last year. Get in touch with him here.

Nick Upton, Digital Content Manager for Entercom San Diego was terminated last Thursday. Upton has with Entercom for more than 43 years and joined Country KSON as a part-timer in 1977 under original owner Dan McKinnon and and went through numerous owners including Jefferson-Pilot, Lincoln Financial Media and Entercom. In 1978 Upton was promoted to fulltime nights and later did mornings, afternoons and middays for KSON. He also went on to serve KSON's Music Director for 14 years until 1998.

He then moved to the Digital Department in the early 90's where he designed and managed KSON's firist website. He left on-air in 2013 and his attention was focused solely on the Digital Department.  He was not responsible for nine websites, all social media channels and a rapidly growing video department that produces content for programming, promotions and sales.

He eventually went back on-air for Classic Hits sister KXSN, Sunny 98.1 and more recently on AC KyXy 96.5.

Upton is now looking for his next opportunity. If you would like to put all of these talents to work contact Upton at 619-993-3560 and /todaysnews

Entercom has reported Q3 2019 net revenues of $386.1 million, up 2.0% from the same period last year. For the quarter the total operating income was $79.5 million. The adjusted EBITDA was up 13% totaling $98.0 million.

Chairman/President/CEO David Field said, ""I am pleased to report that Entercom delivered strong organic growth in the third quarter with Adjusted EBITDA up 13% and Adjusted Net Income Per share up 23%." 

For more information go here.

Kane Brown will launch his first international headlining tour, the "Kane Brown Worldwide Beautiful Tour" February 2 in Dublin, Ireland. This follows his show at Los Angeles Staples Center on January 9.  He will be a part of their 20th anniversary celebration. The North American part of the tour kicks off February 29 in Atlantic City, NJ. Both Russell Dickerson and Chris Lane will be joining him.

Check out the schedule here.

11/11/2019 6:17 AM
Skip Woolwine Passes
Condolences to friends and family of Skip Woolwine who passed away on November 7 at Vanderbilt Medical Center from a heart-related illness. He was 61. 

He was a founding member of the Tennessee Radio Hall of fame. His career included time as an on-air personality and producer for WSM AM and WSM FM/Nashville from 1975-1983. His career also included stops at Top 40 WYHY/Nashville, AC WLAC FM/Nashville and News/talk WLAC-AM Nashville.

Friends will be received at 12:30 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church located at 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. The service will follow at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to make a donation to the Hall in his memory.

After the exit of WQYK/Tampa Anthony Capra, OM/PD Travis Daily is looking for a night talent. If you're interested, send resumes and airchecks to Daily here

Females will be front and center during the upcoming 53rd Annual CMA Awards. The performance, led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (made up of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic country songs for a unforgettable medley.

Additional performances will be given by Kelsea Ballerini, joined by fellow artists Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June. Coming together for the performance of an iconic CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year featuring a special appearance by Little Big Town.

The show, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in country throughout the broadcast, which airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on ABC.











DAYTON
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WONE-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.5  
WGUC-FM Classical 0.5 0.3 0.3  
WVXU-FM News Talk Information 0.5 0.3 0.2  
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FT. MYERS-NAPLES
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WINK-FM Adult Contemporary 3.7 3.7 3.4  
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WOLZ-FM Classic Hits 2.4 2.1 2.3  
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WRXK-FM Active Rock 2.8 2.2 1.8  
WZJZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.6 1.4 1.3  
WWCN-FM All Sports 1.1 1.2 1.2  
WSOR-FM Religious 0.6 0.9 1.1  
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GRAND RAPIDS
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WGRD-FM Active Rock 4.5 4.7 5.2  
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WFGR-FM Classic Hits 3.4 3.5 3.8  
WLHT-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.5 4.3 3.8  
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.3 3.4  
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 3.0 2.8  
WTRV-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 3.0 2.8 2.6  
WNWZ-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 3.5 2.2  
WMAX-FM All Sports 1.4 1.6 1.8  
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 1.4 1.4 1.6  
WTNR-FM Country 1.6 1.4 1.4  
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WGVU-FM News Talk Information 0.8 0.8 0.9  
WMRR-FM Classic Rock 0.3 0.3 0.5  
WJRW-AM All Sports 0.4 0.4 0.4  
WLAW-FM Country 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WLCS-FM Classic Hits 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WPRR-AM Educational 0.3 0.3 0.1  
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TUCSON
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KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.8 8.4 7.7  
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KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 3.8 4.8 4.3  
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KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.2 3.5  
KNST-AM News Talk Information 3.9 3.5 3.3  
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KUAT-FM Classical 1.8 1.6 1.6  
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 0.8 0.7 1.3  
KYWD-FM Country 1.1 1.0 1.2  
KXEW-AM Tejano 1.3 1.0 0.9  
KFFN-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.7  
KTZR-AM All Sports 0.1 0.1 0.2  
KUAZ-AM News Talk Information 0.2 0.1 0.2  
KVOI-AM News Talk Information 0.3 0.3 0.2  
KUAS-FM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 0.1  
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TULSA
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KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.5 7.4 7.6  
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KJSR-FM Classic Rock 6.2 6.5 6.5  
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KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.6 6.5 5.6  
KXBL-FM Classic Country 5.2 5.2 5.4  
KVOO-FM Country 4.0 4.4 4.3  
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 4.5 4.1 4.0  
KWGS-FM News Talk Information 3.3 3.9 3.7  
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.6 4.1 3.6  
KTGX-FM Country 3.6 3.5 2.6  
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.6 2.5  
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KWTU-FM Classical 0.8 0.9 0.9  
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KTBZ-AM All Sports 0.1 0.4 0.5  
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ACM Lifting Lives Board members for the 2019-2020 year are FBMM's Duane Clark, Curb's Ryan Dokke, WME's Becky Gardenhire, Lion's Heart Entertainment's RAC Clark, Red Light's Shawn McSpadden, CID Entertainment's Dan Berkowitz, Topgolf's Tiffany Brush, songwriter/producer Ross Copperman, Dallas Cowboys' John Hickman and Vanderbilt's Beth Moore.

Joining them is a newly-appointed public director K21 Comm.'s Kathleen Flaherty. They join the previously announced officers.

Check out the full list here
 

Pam Tillis has done a deal with global distribution and branding company ONErpm for the release of an upcoming project in 2020. On Wednesday, November 13, Tillis will be a presenter on the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.

"This week is a very exciting time for me," says Tillis. “I was so happy to be asked to be a presenter at the CMA Awards and to have inked my partnership with ONErpm. I can finally release the album I’ve had in the works. Every album is its own little journey, and this one may be a little more winding than usual. I’ve had some of these songs in my back pocket for a long, long time.”

“We’re thrilled to be part of this project,” notes ONErpm General Manager Ken Madson. “The heart, authenticity and artistry Pam brought to this album make it something very special.”
 

Females will be front and center during the upcoming 53rd Annual CMA Awards. The performance, led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (made up of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic country songs for a unforgettable medley.

Additional performances will be given by Kelsea Ballerini, joined by fellow artists Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June. Coming together for the performance of an iconic CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year featuring a special appearance by Little Big Town.

The show, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in country throughout the broadcast, which airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on ABC.

Anthony Capra (a.k.a. Keebler) has left Beasley WQYK/Tampa where he was doing evenings. He is looking for his next opportunity. 

He joined last May and has spent time with Dick Top 40 WGCO/Savannah, GA. His experience also includes time wiht Midwest Family KTWB/Sioux Falls, SD and Beasley Top 40 WNKS/Charlotte.

Get in touch with him at 785-917-0840 or here. No word on the plans for the position.

Melanie Miltz is the new Director of Marketing and Promotions for the cluster. The cluster includes Country WYGO.  She will begin her new job next month.

Miltz is the former Hubbard Hot AC KSTP/Minneapolis Director of Marketing and Promotions and spent 21 years with Hubbard from 1997-2018. Her resume also includes time with then-Country WBOB/Minneapolis.  There she also was responsible for promotions.

Brandi Carlile (left) will be presented the 2019 CMT Next Women of Coutnry Impact Award November 12 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater.  She will be presented the award by artist Lucie Silvas and Chagne the Conversation's Tracy Gershon.

The event will be co-hosted by Martina McBride and CMT's Leslie Fram. This is the seventh event and will recognize the next class of rising female country artist. Other recipients in previous years include Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Brandy Clark.

Bonnie Sugarman has joined Outback Presents as Community Outreach Coordinator. She was previously with APA acting as Sr. VP. She left in Decemebr 2018 after 35 years. She will be overseeing charitable events and donations and she will bring attention to opportunities as well as incoming proposals and events. 

"I have long been a great admirer of (president) Mike Smardak, not only for his success and reputation as a promoter, but for his kindness and generosity in supporting countless charities and worthy cuases," said  Sugarman.

Get in touch with her at 615-242-3323 and here.

Romeo Entertainment Group (REG)'s RJ Romeo is the company's new President.  He takes over from Fran Romeo who left the company after more than twenty years to pursue other endeavors.  Michelle Romeo now takes over as VP. Harlan Burggraaf has been named Controller/Director of Operations. Bob Romeo remains Chairman of the Board. 

The company is headquartered in Omaha with leadership operations in Nashville.  The company has now been in business for 65 years.

 

Alan Jackson has announced a new headlining tour.  It will launch January 10, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio's Heritage Bank Cente.r The trek includes stops at Atlanta's State Farm Arena on February 14,  Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on August 7 and a show at Indio, California's Stagecoach Festive on April 26. The last time Jackson performed at Stagecoach ws in the festival's inaugural year in 2007.

Several of Jackson's concerts will also showcase a few of his favorite aspiring performers who perform at AJ's Good Time Bar in Nashville.

Tickets are available at alanjackson.com/tour. He will again be teaming up with the CID Entertainment to give fans VIP experiences at nearly all of his 2020 shows.

Here is the schedule at this point.  More shows will soon be added.

Friday, Jan. 10: Cincinnati, OH (Heritage Bank Center) ^^
Saturday, Jan. 11: Columbia, SC (Colonial Life Arena) **
Friday, Feb. 14: Atlanta, GA (State Farm Arena) ^^
Saturday, Feb. 15: New Orleans, LA (Smoothie King Center) **
Friday, Feb. 21: El Paso, TX (UTEP Don Haskins Center) ^^
Saturday, Feb. 22: Fort Worth, TX (Dickies Arena) ^^
Thursday, March 26: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center) ++
Friday, March 27: Springfield, MO (JQH Arena) ++
Saturday, April 25: Glendale, AZ (Gila River Arena) ++
Sunday, April 26: Indio, CA (Stagecoach Festival) <>
Thursday, July 9: Ft. Loramie, OH (Country Concert) ##
Friday, Aug. 7: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena) **
Friday, Aug. 14: Cleveland, OH (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse) ++
Saturday, Aug. 15: Detroit, MI (Little Caesars Arena) ++
Friday, Sept. 11: Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) ++
Saturday, Sept. 12: Milwaukee, WI (Fiserv Forum) ++
Friday, Oct. 2: Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Smart Home Arena) ++
Saturday, Oct. 3: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center) ++

Please note:
** Tickets on sale Friday, November 15
^^ Tickets on sale Friday, November 22
## Tickets on sale November 25
<> Tickets available now!
++ On sale date TBD
 

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced operating results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019.

The $1.0 million, or 1.5%, year-over-year increase in net revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2019, reflects increased revenue in the Company’s Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Wilmington market clusters. Net revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was comparable to net revenue for the same period in 2018 at the Company’s other market clusters.

Beasley reported operating income of $9.4 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to operating income of $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 as higher net revenue and lower station operating expenses in the 2019 period more than offset a rise in corporate general and administrative expenses and depreciation and amortization expenses during the period. Third quarter 2019 interest expense increased by approximately $0.3 million to $4.4 million reflecting additional borrowings related to recent acquisitions.  Beasley reported net income of $3.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to net income of $2.6 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to expenses related to a securities offering in 2018.

Station Operating Income (SOI, a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 12.7% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2019. The year-over-year increase is primarily attributable to higher revenue in the 2019 third quarter and lower station operating expenses related to $1.7 million of non-recurring bad debt expense that was recorded in the comparable 2018 period, partially offset by higher expenses at recently acquired stations.

Commenting on the financial results, Caroline Beasley, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Throughout the third quarter, we continued to advance our revenue diversification initiatives and actively manage our local radio broadcasting and digital platforms, while implementing our operating disciplines at recently acquired stations to drive SOI growth and margin expansion. Record third quarter net revenue of $66.1 million was driven by the strength of our station clusters in four of our top five largest revenue markets, as well as contributions from recent acquisitions and more than offset the approximate $0.9 million of combined political, spectrum and United States Traffic Network traffic revenue recorded in the 2018 third quarter, which did not recur in the 2019 third quarter. Reflecting the strong operating leverage in Beasley’s business model and the non-recurrence of the bad debt charge recorded in last year’s third quarter our 1.5% revenue growth drove a 12.7% year-over-year increase in SOI and overall margin improvement.

“We remain focused on strong local programming to support our goals of ratings and market leadership across all of our audio platforms, while making strategic investments to expand our digital capabilities to better serve our listeners and advertisers. On August 31, we completed the accretive and deleveraging acquisition of WDMK-FM, which is complementary to our three existing radio stations and digital operations in Detroit and moves us closer to our goal of achieving 30% revenue share in the market. The integration is proceeding according to plan, and we look forward to realizing the benefits of the transaction as we move into 2020. The success we are achieving through our disciplined approach to acquisitions is further reflected by the 24% year-over-year increase in pro-forma third quarter revenues at WXTU-FM, which returned to our Philadelphia cluster just one year ago. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the value we are extracting from recent transactions, which have enhanced our revenue share and competitive position in several key markets.

“Third quarter results also began to reflect financial contributions related to our new and expanding digital development and diversification initiatives. Beasley generated a year-over-year increase in digital revenue of approximately 37%, with digital now accounting for 7.4% of total revenue, compared to 5.4% of total revenue in the prior year period. Going forward, we remain committed to increasing digital share of total revenue as we continue to aggressively roll out our digital transformation strategy across the organization.  Our strategies are targeted at expanding our production of quality content, growing audiences and strengthening our digital sales support teams to deliver custom, multi-platform turnkey marketing solutions to advertisers and brands.

“In addition to our growth and diversification initiatives, we remain committed to enhancing shareholder value through capital returns and leverage reduction. In the third quarter, we used cash from operations to pay our twenty-fourth consecutive quarterly cash dividend and made voluntary debt repayments of $2.5 million, with total outstanding long-term debt of $253 million as of September 30, 2019. 

“Looking ahead, Beasley has built a solid foundation to continue pursuing a range of near- and long-term growth opportunities that create new value for our listeners, advertisers, online users, eSports fans and shareholders. Beasley’s ongoing initiatives to drive sales, productivity, diversification and efficiency across our platform, combined with prudent management of our capital structure, is a proven formula for sustained long term financial growth and enhanced returns for our shareholders.”


 

Taylor Swift has announced that she will perform a free concert in Atlanta as part of the NCAA's March Madness tournament.  On April 5, 2020 she will headline the Capitol One JamFest at Atlanta's Centennial Park, marking her first non-Lover Fest Show of 2020. 

“We’re thrilled to have Taylor Swift perform as the headliner for the closing night of the March Madness Music Festival,” NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said in a statement. “This will be one of many great events for fans during Final Four weekend, from the opening of Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One on Friday morning, through the semifinals to the National Championship celebration on Monday night.”

In September, Swift announced a pair of two-day stadium concerts for 2020-titled Lover Fest East and Lover Fest West-following the release of "Lover," her first album under her new label home Universal Music Group. Lover Fest West is set for July 25-26 at Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium, while Lover Fest East is set for July 31-August 1 at Foxborough, Massachusetts' Gillette Stadium.  Both festivals are sold out.

Swift will become the first female artist in history to open an NFL stadium, when she performs at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
 

Singer-songwriter Brooke Moriber has signed with Reviver Entertainment Group for publishing and artist developments.

Earlier this year, the New York native released her debut single "Cry Like A Girl." The track was featured on Spotify's New Music Nashville playlist for several weeks.

"I'm very excited and proud to be part of the Reviver family,” Moriber says. “I love the vision that David Ross and Gator Michaels have for my music. Carole Ann-Mobley and Clay Myers have been wonderful on the A&R front and helping this native New Yorker tell her story and plant new roots in Nashville.”

Reviver CEO David Ross said, "We couldn’t be happier to welcome a talent like Brooke Moriber. We love her spirit, her powerhouse voice and feel that she will make a big impression on people in a very short period of time. She has already accomplished so much, and we are excited to continue her musical journey with her.”

Reviver Entertainment Group was founded in 2011 by Ross. Reviver Records is under the umbrella and the roster includes David Lee Murphy, Big & Rich, Thompson Square, Michael Tyler, Tenille Arts, Aaron Goodvin, Blackjack Billy and more.

Kelsea Ballerini will perform during E! People's Choice Awards Sunday (11/10). The show will air across the cable networks of NBC Universal, including Bravo, E!, SYFY and USA Network from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. 

Check out the full list of performers and presenters here.

Ray Michaels has joined Radio Mankato/Mankato, MN as Director of Programming for the cluster including KATO.  He was previously with Townsquare/Grand Junction, CO OM and Country KEKB Brand Manager.

Prior to this he spent more than three years with Townsquare following time with Noalmark/Hot Springs, AR; Zimmer/Joplin, MO and then Journal/Wichita.  Get in touch with him here.

Townsquare is now looking for a replacement. If interested, apply here.

Adri Stuhr, iHeartMedia Hot AC KMYI/San Diego night jock and Top 40 sister KHTS producer will join West Virginia Raido WKKW/Morgantown, WV for nights. She will begin November 11. She succeeds Casey, who went to afternoons amid a lineup change in July.

"She's fun, personable and has such a bright and entertaining sound, and we can't wait for her to take Morgantown and the surrounding area by storm," said PD Mike Vincent.

Her background includes stops at Hot AC KMVR/Las Cruces, NM and AC KDAL and Country KTCO/Duluth, MN.  Get in touch with her here.

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