industry members
Bob Pickett
KVET APD/MD   iHeartMedia
Kerry Wolfe
SVPP   iHeartMedia-WMIL
Justin Michael
Executive Producer   The Big Time with Whitney Allen
Jack Reynolds
Mornings   Whitewater Broadcasting
Eddie Kilroy
President   Eddie Kilroy Productions, LLC




TODAY'S NEWS
CMT Crossroads: brooks and Dunn and Friends will take over Nashville's 5th and Broadway June 4 and feature collaborators from their latest album, "Reboot," including Brett Young, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Lanco, Luke Combs and Midland.

The event will be filmed and premiere on CMT June 28. More here.

Townsquare Media/Tuscaloosa, AL adds vet programmer Mary K. Schmitt as Asst. OM.  The cluster includes Classic Country WTBC and Country WFFM. She was most recently PD at Radio One Urban WQNC, 92.7 The Block, Urban AC WOSF, 105.3 RNB and Inspiration WPZS, Praise 100.9/Charlotte. Schmitt left the Radio One/charlotte cluster in December 2018.

Her resume includes time at SummitMedia Top 50/Rhythmic WHZT, Hot 98.1 and Urban WJMZ, 107.3 Jamz/Greenville, SC as well as then-Cox Media Top 40/Rhythmic WBHJ, 95.7 Birmingham and Entercom Top 40/Rhythmic WJMH, 102 Jamz/Greensboro.  Schmitt also spent time at WJHM, 102 Jamz Orlando and WHJX, Hot 101.5/Jacksonville.

Nielsen Audio Spring 2019 Phase 1 ratings are coming today for Alban-Schenectady-Troy and Syracuse.  Find them here at AllAboutcountry.com after 4 p.m. CT.

Coming tomorrow Thursday, May 23: Dayton, Grand Rapids, Tucson and Tulsa.

Kacey Musgraves will soon have her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum beginning July 2. Kacey Musgraves: All fo the Colors will open and is set to run through June 7, 2020, featuring stage wear, handwritten lyrics and personal artifacts.  Highlights include:

Tip jar used by Musgraves and ex-duo partner Tatum when they performed as yodeling duo Texas Two Bits

Detention notice received for “continuous classroom disruption” during high school

Manuscript for “Fallin’,” a song written by Musgraves with Miranda Lambert

Manuscript for “Slow Burn,” written by Musgraves and the co-producers of her album Golden Hour, Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk

Satin dress embellished with sequins, beads, rhinestones and tasseled fringe, designed by Enrique Urbina. Musgraves wore the dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Western-inspired black Atelier Versace pantsuit ensemble with gold-beaded fringe worn by Musgraves at the 2018 CMA Awards

I absolutely adore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Musgraves, “and it’s a privilege to have them curate an exhibit that will showcase pieces from moments all the way back to my childhood that are very special to me.”

In support of the exhibit opening, Musgraves will have a conversation in the museum's CMA Theater on Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.. Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, May 29.  More information is available at countrymusichalloffame.org. 

Amanda Leonardo, morning co-host at WCTK/Providence is leaving after 11 years.  She recently had her first child and was due to return after the Memorial Day holidays.

VP/Programming Bob Walker is looking for her replacement to join co-host Brian Mulhern.  He is looking for someone with social media and digital skills and experience on air in a PPM market is preferred.  See the complete job listing here and send resumes and airchecks to Walker here.

Adrian Kulp joins Westwood One's syndicated "The Ty Bentli Show" as Sr. Executive Producer.  He has nearly 10 years as a television exec, with positions including VP/TV Development at Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, VP/TV Development at Chelsea Handler's Borderline Amazing and some time with CBS TV's "The Late Late Show."

He has also contributed to The Huffington Post and Parents magazine. In addition to creating the online site "Dad Or Alive." 

As was reported here, he succeeds Glenn Johnson who recently left to take a posotion with Cumuluc/Pensacola.

John Shomby, Cumulus Media's NASH Network Director of Programming said, "Ty Bentli continues to build a team that is focused on maximizing creativity. Adrian brings a different perspective to the table that will help the show build a unique vision and bring that to our listeners each morning.”
 

Rob Creighton is the new OM for Townsquare Media-Sedalia/Warrensburg, MO.

He was OM at Townsquare's Quad Cities, IA cluster. Creighton will also serve as PD for Country KXKX, KIX 105.7, Classic Hits KSDL, Awesome 9.3 and News/Talk KSIS-AM.

Adam Ralston has been named iHeartMedia/Boston VP/Marketing for the eight station cluster including Country WBWL.  He will report to VP/Programming

Ralston is a Boston radio markeitng vet with mroe than a decade of experience. A majority of his 17-plus year career has been spent in Boston with marketing oversight at WAAF, WRKO, WKAF and the WEEI Sports Radio Network.

"Adam's leadership, programming and sales strategy, event experience, knowledge of hte market and long history of success coupled with his strong local relationships stood out, and I know he is the perfect fit," says Sprague.

Congratulate him here.










BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WDXB-FM Country 5.3 4.0 8.0 5.5
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 3.7 4.5 4.9 5.0
WERC-FM News Talk Information 3.3 3.6 3.8 4.2
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 4.1 3.5 3.6
WERC-F2+ Contemporary Inspirational 2.4 2.1 3.0 2.8
WMJJ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2
WQEN-F2+ Mainstream Rock 0.5 1.1 1.2 0.8
WMJJ-F3+ Contemporary Christian * 0.4 0.7 0.7
WQEN-F3+ Alternative 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.5
WERC-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3
WERC-F3+ Urban Adult Contemporary 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1
           
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BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WYRK-FM Country 10.1 9.2 8.4 8.2
WBLK-FM Urban Contemporary 11.0 11.0 10.3 8.1
WMSX-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 3.0 3.7 4.3 4.7
WBUF-FM Adult Hits 2.7 2.4 3.0 3.2
WECK-AM Oldies 3.0 2.3 2.7 2.9
           
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GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WESC-FM Country 7.0 6.1 8.2 8.5
WSSL-FM New Country 6.8 7.1 7.5 7.5
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.1 4.0 2.9 3.0
WROO-FM Active Rock 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.9
WGVL-AM All Sports * * 0.1 0.2
WLFJ-AM Religious 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
           
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RICHMOND
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Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
Urban Adult Contemporary 8.4 8.0 8.6 10.0
Urban Contemporary 8.1 9.7 8.9 7.7
Contemporary Inspirational 4.2 5.3 4.9 5.6
Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.6 5.4 5.2
News Talk Information 4.1 4.5 4.8 4.8
Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.6 4.3 4.2 4.2
Urban Contemporary 5.5 6.5 5.4 3.8
Mainstream Rock 4.5 2.8 3.3 3.5
All Sports 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7
All Sports 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6
         
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ROCHESTER, NY
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 5.8 7.7 7.8 8.2
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.1
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.5 3.0 2.6 2.6
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 2.1 2.6 2.1
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5
WNBL-FM Country 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3
           
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The Academy of Country Music has an opening for a Coordinator of Strategic Partnerhips in its Encino, CA headquarters.  The position will provide support to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and hte Strategic Partnerships team with varoius duties related to activating partnerhips and ACM events.

The right candidate will have a bachelor's degree and two to four years of strategic partnership experience.  Read the job description here and send resumes here.

Keith Urban will be doing a tribute with the Nashville Symphony to honor the music of Don Williams.  Beginning Octoebr 31, Don Williams: Music and Memories of the Gentle Giant will be at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, for three nights of Country Music Hall of Fame member Williams' music, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony.  Urban will be the curator of the show.

"Don Williams and his music are strong threads in the tapestry of my life,” said Urban. “I jumped at the chance to play even a small role in this incredible concert experience. There is no better way to celebrate him and his legacy than reliving those musical moments and I’m honored to be part of continuing to share his story and music.”

The show will offer historical video perforamnces of Williams and guest singers all accompained by Williams' touring band and the Nashville symphony.

“This style of show has never been done before in country music and it’s very fitting that we present Don and his music to the fans in this way,” says Robert Pratt, Williams’ long-time manager. “Don was a very quiet and private person who loved performing for his legion of fans. I am especially happy to bring his music back to the fans and premiere this new show in Nashville with the symphony and then take it on the road throughout 2020.”

career includes 17 No. 1 songs. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Williams died in 2017.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster with the code GENTLEGIANE on Monday, May 27 for 80 hours in celebration of Don's 80th birthday.  
 

Congrats to Keith Urban and Capitol Nashville's promo team as his latest single, "We Were" was the most-added at Country radio this week.

Great work by UMG EVP/Promotion Royce Risser and VP/Promotion David Friedmann; Capitol Nashville VP/Promotion Bobby Young; UMG VP Promotion and Radio Market Chris Schuler, Natonal Director/Radio Marketing Donna Hughes and Director of Promotion and Artist Engagement Chris Fabiani, Capitol Nashville Director/Southeast Ashley Laws, Director of West Coast Megan Youngblood, ,Director/Southwest Mara Sidweber, Director of Midwest Brent Jones, Director/Northeast Annie Sandor, Coordinator of Promotion Katelyn Lester and UMG/Nashville Coordinator of Promotion Kaileen Mangan.

Nieslen Audio Spring 2019 Phase 1 coming today for Buffalo; Richmond; Rochester, NY; Birmingham; and Greenville-Spartanburg.  Get all the ratings here at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. (CT). 

Coming tomorrow (5/22): Albany-Schenectady-Troy and Syracuse.

The Industry and Studio Recording Awards were recently announced.  These awards are give out in the summer during a non-televised event separate from the televised annual spring ACM Awards.  The winners will be recognized during the 13th Annual ACM Honors show on August 21 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Here is the list of the Industry Awards and Studio Recording Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards:

Casino of the Year, Small Capacity: Choctaw Casino and Resort-Durant, OK 
Casino of the Year, Large Capacity: Mohegan Sun Arena-Uncasville, CT 
DON ROMEO Talent Buyer of the Year: Nicole More, Wilson Events, Inc.
Festival of the Year: Faster Horses-Brooklyn, MI 
Nightclub of the Year: Joe's On Weed Street-Chicago       
Promoter of the Year: Ed Warm - Joe's Bar-Chicago 
Venue of the Year, Small Capacity: Ryman Auditorium-Nashville         
Venue of the Year, Medium Capacity: Ascend Amphitheater-Nashville
Venue of the Year, Large Capacity: Bridgestone Arena-Nashville 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS:
Bass Player of the Year: Glenn Worf 
Drummer of the Year: Matt Chamberlain 
Guitar Player of the Year: Derek Wells 
Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year: Dave Cohen       
Specialty Instrument Player of the Year: Ilya Toshinskiy 
Steel Guitar Player of the Year: Mike Johnson       
Audio Engineer of the Year: Reid Shippen       
Producer of the Year: Jay Joyce 

The Industry Awards are voted on by all professional ACM members. The Studio Recording Awards are voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the artist-entertainer/musician-bandleader-instrumentalist categories and the producer-engineer-studio manager sub-category.



 

Chris Elliott has been named OM for Guaranty Media/Baton Rouge.  The cluster includes Coutnry WTGE, 100.7 The Tiger, News-Talk WBRP, Talk 107.3, Classic Rock WDGL, Eagle 98.1, and Sports WNXX, KNXX, 104.5/104.9 ESPN Baton Rouge.

Elliott was most recently Brand Manager at Manning Media/Frederick, MD. He has also worked at WCDA, Your 106.3, WLXG-A and WGKS, 96.9 Kiss FM/Lexington, KY and KSII and KHEY/El Paso doing voiceover work.

“Because great radio should reflect the ever-demanding needs of a local market, we are happy to announce the installment of our new OM to help us meet these demands," Pres./CEO Flynn Foster said. "Chris will be a powerful addition to our team. He will lead our five stations, enhance our existing programming, develop new local talent, and expand our digital platforms...We are very excited to have Chris join us. We look forward to how this will help Guaranty serve our community better and continue to be the leading local sports, news, talk, and music stations in Baton Rouge.”

Chris brings an excellent track record of running several locally owned radio stations similar to Guaranty Media,” added VP/GM Gordy Rush. “He has always done an excellent job of connecting his stations to the community, and we know he will continue that here in Baton Rouge with Guaranty.”

Foster added, "We are very excited to have join us, and we look forward to how this will help Guaranty serve our community better and continue to be the leading local sports, news, talk, and music stations in Baton Rouge.”

 

Cumulus Media has named former "The Ty Bentli Show" execuive Producer Glenn Johnson OM for its Pensacola cluster.  The cluster includes Country WXBM, Nash FM 102.7 as well as Urban AC WRRX, Magic 106.1, Classic Hits WJTQ, Jet 100.7, AC WMEZ and News-Talk WCOA-A.

Johnson announced in April that he was leaving to relocate with his wife (who is a TV anchor) to the Mobile area.

Regional VP Pete Disomone said, "This is a win-win--a homecoming for Glenn and an opportunity to retain a very talented broadcaster. We are extremely excited to have him leading the Pensacola programming team.”

Johnson is the former morning host for Cumulus Top 40 WABD/Mobile and WABB.

Pete Fisher is stepping down as CEO of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) after close to two and a half years in the role.  R.A. (RAC) Clark, Exec. Producer of the Academy of Country Music Awards, has been appointed interim Executive Director of the Academy, effective immediately.

Fisher also led the charitable arm of ACM, ACM Lifting Lives. He has been with ACM since early 2017 after 17 years as VP/GM for the Grand Ole Opry. 

“Following many years on the ACM Board, it’s been an honor to serve the Academy in the role of CEO,” said Fisher. “I've greatly enjoyed working with the Academy staff, Officers and Boards, and I look forward to continuing to support the good work of the ACM and ACM Lifting Lives.  Proud of what we have accomplished, I look forward to what the future holds.”

Clark has been working with and around the ACM throughout his 38-year producing career. He has produced the "Academy of Country Music Awards"since 1999.  He is also executive producer of various ACM TV specials.  He is the son of one of the founding members of the ACM Awards, the late broadcatsing legend

"My work wiht the ACM over the years has included some of my most professionally fulfilling projects. I look forward to stepping into this interim role and supporting the legacy of the Academy"
 

Eric Church will be the first artist to host a live show alone in Nissan Stadium's 20+ year history without an opening act.  He will appear on the stage in Nashville this Saturday (5/25).

In his Double Down Tour, he will perform three hours singing tunes from hsi entire six-album catalog.  The last time he stopped in Nashville he set an attendance record at the Bridgestone Arena with a crowd of 19,000 fans.  He will more than double that number with this Nissan show. 

Before the show, the Church Choir Tailgate will open to fan club members and feature merchandise, games, food trucks, Jack Daniel's drinks and a unique vinyl truck offering a special edition of "Desparate Man." 










BATON ROUGE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WFMF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.4 5.5 5.8 6.0
WYNK-FM Country 6.1 5.0 5.0 5.2
KRVE-FM Adult Contemporary 3.7 4.2 3.2 3.9
WJBO-AM News Talk Information 3.7 1.8 3.9 3.5
WFMF-FM HD2 News Talk Information 0.9 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
LOUISVILLE
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WHAS-AM News Talk Information 6.0 7.2 9.1 9.5
WAMZ-FM Country 6.0 6.0 5.1 5.2
WQMF-FM Mainstream Rock 4.0 4.3 3.3 3.6
WNRW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.7
WTFX-FM Urban Contemporary 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.8
WKRD-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 1.6 1.5
WLGX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5
WKJK-AM News Talk Information 0.7 1.4 0.7 0.9
WLGX-F2+ Contemporary Christian * 0.4 0.4 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
NEW ORLEANS
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WYLD-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.9 11.8 12.3 12.0
WQUE-FM Urban Contemporary 11.4 11.8 11.2 11.2
WRNO-FM News Talk Information 4.2 4.7 5.2 6.1
WNOE-FM Country 5.8 4.5 5.4 5.3
WYLD-AM Gospel 1.6 1.1 2.0 2.6
KVDU-FM Adult Hits 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7
WRNO-F2+ Urban Oldies 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1
KVDU-F2+ Spanish Tropical 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.3
WODT-AM All Sports 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
           
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OKLAHOMA CITY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
KJYO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 6.2 7.4 7.0
KMGL-FM Adult Contemporary 4.5 5.4 6.9 6.5
KOMA-FM Classic Hits 7.1 6.1 6.7 6.4
KTST-FM New Country 5.3 4.3 5.3 4.7
KTOK-AM News Talk Information 3.4 3.1 3.5 4.4
KXXY-FM Classic Country 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.8
KJKE-FM New Country 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.3
KBRU-FM Classic Rock 2.9 2.2 2.4 1.9
KTUZ-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 1.8 1.4 1.9
KNAH-FM Country 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.6
KRXO-FM All Sports 1.3 2.6 1.7 1.4
KOMA-F3+ Urban Oldies 1.3 2.0 0.8 0.9
KRXO-F2+ Classic Rock 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.9
KRXO-F3+ Spanish Adult Hits 1.0 1.6 0.5 0.6
KBRU-F2+ Mexican Regional 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4
KOKC-AM News Talk Information 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.3
KEBC-AM All Sports * * 0.1 0.1
KGHM-AM All Sports * 0.2 0.1 0.1
KZLS-AM News Talk Information 0.1 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
PUERTO RICO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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Subscriber Format SU 18 FA 18 WI 19 PHASE 1 SP 19
WKAQ-AM News Talk Information 9.1 9.9 9.2 8.8
WKAQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 5.4 3.9 4.7
WUKQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.0 2.2 1.3 1.2
WYEL-AM News Talk Information 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.6
WUKQ-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.

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Former Roc Nation Exec artist manager Daniel Weisman has joined the finanical company Bersten Private Wealth Management in the role of VP/Financial Advisor.  They are expanding its Nashville office.  He ran the Nashville office for Jay-Z's Roc Nation. He has been there since 2016,

In is new role, Weisman will advise Weisman will report to Managing Director Adam Sansiveri, who recently relocated to the city to lead Bernstein's new office. 

In this role, Weisman will advise individuals and institutions on a wide range of financial planning and investment matters, tailoring comprehensive strategies uniquely suited to each client's individual resources, tax situation, risk tolerance and estate planning goals. 

"As we continue our growth in Nashville, I couldn’t be more excited by the level of talent we’re discovering,” Sansiveri said. “ has established himself as a trusted advisor, with deep financial knowledge and success as an entrepreneur, but he also brings an authenticity and intellectual curiosity that will serve to deepen our relationships with local clients.”

"American Idol" came to a close last night and awarded 18
"American Idol"Winner Laine Hardy
year old Livingston, LA native Laine Hardy the Season 17 the big winner of the season. Several Country artists, including "American Idol" judge Luke Bryan and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood performed live.

John Pardi also took the stage with eventual winner Hardy to perform a medley of "Night Shift" and "Dirt On My Boots" for one of Hardy's last performances as a contestant. Second runner-up Madison Vandenburg performed "Speechless" alongside Warner Bros/WAR's Dan + Shay who also treated the crowd to a performance of their current single "All To Myself. Luke Bryan also took the stage to perform his current single "Knockin' Boots," and "Every Breath You Take with contestant Laci Kaye Booth. Kane Brown also joined the fun by performing his single, "Good As You," and "Lost In The Middle of Nowhere" with contestant Alyssa Raghu.

Former Entercom KKWF in Seattle APD/afternooner Wingnut has joined crosstown Hubbard KNUC as APD/MD/midday personality.

Wingnut left KKWF last fall.  He had been with the statoin for nine years.  His resume includes time at KBWF/San Francisco, KWOF/Denver and KNTY/Sacramento.

"You can have the best strategy, in the best building in the world, but if you don’t have Wingnut in your hallways you’re only half steppin,'" says PD Scott Mahalick. 

Wingnut remarked," It is a dream It is a dream come true to work at Hubbard Radio with Scott Mahalick, Ann Marie Mulholland and Greg Strassell. Finally, I get to do radio fast, loud and bigger than life – just like a stampede!" 

Get in touch with him here

Libby Nolan has been named Market President/CRO for Townsquare Media/Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO as Market President/CRO.  The cluster includes Country KICK , Kick FM 97.9, Classic Country WLIQ-A, Kick-AM, AC KRRY, Y101 and News Talk KHMO-A.  She will report to Townsquare RVP Kelly Quinn.

Nolan j
oined Emmis St. Louis in 2010 after previously operating her own marketing communications company. She added the KFTK GSM role in 2015 and maintained it following the station’s sale from Emmis to Entercom last year.

She fills the position most recently held by Tejaswi Ghosh.


"Libby is a perfect match for what we look for in a leader at Townsquare. She brings with her exceptional experience in building sales teams and utilizing local talent to its fullest potential, which will enhance our ‘Local First’ approach in Qunicy-Hannibal,” said Quinn. “There are great things in store for this market with our ability to serve the community with fantastic content and incredible advertising solutions.” 

“I am ecstatic to be leading the Quncy-Hannibal Townsquare  team,” said Nolan. “I love Townsquare’s ‘Local First’ commitment which provides our communities with the best content and advertising and digital marketing solutions. I look forward to helping small and medium sized businesses thrive by providing the very best solutions in the market.” 

Erik Hellum, Townsquare COOL/Local Media said, "It doesn't get better than this. Libby has strong roots in both Illinois and Missouri – grew up in a small town in IL and worked for many years in St. Louis, which when combined with her talent, experience and passion for our business makes her a great fit for Townsquare and the right person to lead our team in Quincy-Hannibal.”

Nielsen ratings coming today foro Spring 2019 Phase One include New Orleans,  Puerto Rico; Oklahoma City; Louisville and Baton Rouge. Find the ratings here at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. (CT). 

Coming tomorrow Tuesday, May 21: Buffalo, Richmond, Rochester, NY, Birmingham and Greenville-Spartanburg.

Michael Jordan, Regional SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia's Kentucky/Indiana region is how Brand Coordinator, effective immediately.  He will keep his current programming responsibilities as well.

Jordan will oversee the growth, roll-out and execution for all local and live Country music-based events for the company's Country stations.  He reports to Rod Phillips, EVP/Programming for iHeartCountry.

Jordan has held several positions at iHeart including SVP/Programming since March 2016 and PD for Country stations WAMZ/Louisville and WBUL/Lexington, as well as Director/NTR and Promotions for iHeartMedia/Lexington.

Montgomery Gentry's new seven-track EP, "Outskirts," is coming on June 14 via Average Joes Entertainment.  Those who pre-order the album will receive the new song "King of the World" featuring guitarist Steve Vai.  The project is produced by Noah Gordon and Shannon Houchins.

"King of the World" is the way I want to live my life when I grow up," said Eddie Montgomery. “When I found out that guitar God, Steve Vai, was into it…that made it the s**t. Wow, still can’t believe Steve Vai is playing on one of my songs!!”

The project was recorded in September 2017. It features Montgomery's version of Merle Haggard's "What Am I Going To Do With the Rest of My Life," and Gentry's take on the Darrell Scott classic, "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive." Montgomery is performing a special Underground Fan Club party presented by Wrangler at Acme Feed and Seed during CMA Fest in Nashville on June 4.

The track list is:

1. Outskirts (Dallas Davidson, Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley)
2. River Take Me (Darrell Scott)
3. What Am I Gonna Do With The Rest Of My Life (Merle Haggard)
4. Never Been Nothin’ Else  (Dallas Davidson, Bobby Pinson)
5. You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott)
6. King Of The World/feat. Steve Vai (Troy Jones)
7. Joe’s Six-Pack (Jeremy Stover, Jesse Frasure, Travis Denning)

 

Paige Kosinski has joined Warehouse West Entertainment as Creative Coordinator. In her new role Kosinski will help with the Creative Coordinator. In this new role, Kosinski will assist with the creative and digital marketing needs of the company's growing roster of artists including Jordan Brooker, Alana Springsteen and Willie Shaw.

Kosinski is a Belmont University graduate and had internships with Sirius XM, WBA Entertinament and Mini Mac Music.

Warehouse West co-owner Luke Wooten said, "Since we launched in June of 2018, Paige has been an important part of the team, and now we’re incredibly excited to have her in an expanded role. She’s our Swiss Army knife--a utility player--and our artists are lucky to have her in their corner.” 

Luke Bryan and CID Presents will present the sixth annual Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa Jan. 22-25 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Bryan will headline two fo the four nightly concerts at the all-inclusive concert vacation, while Jason Aldean will headline one night at his Crash My Playa debut.  Additional performers will be announced soon.  More info here.

05/17/2019 10:19 AM
Kat Adds PD Duties
Midday personality Kat from Leighton's KZPK, Wild Country 99/St. Cloud, MN has been given PD responsibilities.  She reports to JJ Holiday, who had been hadling programming duties for the station. Reach Kat here.

Joe Litvag is a new Partner and President of Live Entertainment.  He will now oversee Blackbird's full slate of live entertainment projects and will lead the development of new live event ventures for the company.  He will focus on expanding and diversifying major concert events, festivals and tours.  He will work closely with CEO Keith Wortman who works out of NYC.

"Joe's deep experience in creating, building and executing a range of business plans and projects in the live music industry is extraordinary. The respect and admiration he has across our industry makes him the ideal person to lead Blackbird Presents in our next phase of growth,” said Wortman. “I’m thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Blackbird Presents is producing the 4th annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour in partnership with Willie Nelson. The festival features Nelson, Phil Lesh and Friends, TheAvett Brothers, Robert Plant, Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs and many more. Blackbird Presents has also produced large scale broadcast events honoring Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.

“After meeting Keith and the team at Blackbird Presents, I knew I’d found the right place to start the next chapter in my career,” Litvag said. “Their business is built on their exceptional personal relationships with artists, managers and agents, and it’s refreshing to see such a wonderfully simple yet unique approach to its rapidly expanding portfolio: Focus on iconic artists, put their music and legacy front-and-center, and celebrate them in a first-class way. I’m thrilled to join Keith to create many more incredible music moments for artists and their fans, to grow this incredibly talented team, and to watch Blackbird Presents flourish in the coming years.”

Litvag was most recenlty Sr. VP at AEG Presents.  He also spent time at Contemporary Productions,SFX Entertianment/Clear Channel Entertainment where he was VP of Concerts. 

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