TODAY'S NEWS
The Academy of Coutnry Music's (ACM) charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, has named Lyndsay Cruze Executive Director effective Wednesday, January 2nd.  She will be based out of The ACM's Encino, CA offices and report to ACM Executive Director Pete Fisher.

Cruze previously worked at Oxfma America for 13 years before leaving to independent consult foro a number of non-profit organizations.  She began her career as a polticial appointee in George W. Bush's White House, where she worked as an advance representative for the Secretary of Education, Secretary of Tresure and the VP.

"Lyndsay has well-established relationships with top creative professionals and firms across the entertainment sector and more than a decade of fundraising and event experience, we are excited to welcome her to ACM Lifting Lives and look forward to supporting her success in all our endeavors,” said ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman Paul Barnabee.

“ACM Lifting Lives has a wonderful history of making a difference, because of the amazing contributions of the Country music community,” said Cruz. “I am honored and excited to contribute to the next chapter of the organization's future."

Beginning Janauyr 2, Cruz can be reached here

The Academy of Coutnry Music's (ACM) charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, has named Lyndsay Cruze Executive Director effective Wednesday, January 2nd.  She will be based out of The ACM's Encino, CA offices and report to ACM Executive Director Pete Fisher.

Cruze previously worked at Oxfma America for 13 years before leaving to independent consult foro a number of non-profit organizations.  She began her career as a polticial appointee in George W. Bush's White House, where she worked as an advance representative for the Secretary of Education, Secretary of Tresure and the VP.

"Lyndsay has well-established relationships with top creative professionals and firms across the entertainment sector and more than a decade of fundraising and event experience, we are excited to welcome her to ACM Lifting Lives and look forward to supporting her success in all our endeavors,” said ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman Paul Barnabee.

“ACM Lifting Lives has a wonderful history of making a difference, because of the amazing contributions of the Country music community,” said Cruz. “I am honored and excited to contribute to the next chapter of the organization's future."

Beginning Janauyr 2, Cruz can be reached here









COLUMBIA, SC
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WCOS-FM Country 5.1 5.8 5.8 6.1
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DES MOINES
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GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE
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WIKS-FM Urban Contemporary 10.7 13.7 13.4 12.9
WSFL-FM Classic Rock 6.2 7.4 5.6 4.7
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WXNR-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.6
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LITTLE ROCK
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KMJX-FM Country 4.0 5.1 5.3 4.5
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MONTEREY-SALINAS-SANTA CRUZ
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SPOKANE
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SPRINGFIELD, MA
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The Academy of Coutnry Music's (ACM) charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, has named Lyndsay Cruze Executive Director effective Wednesday, January 2nd.  She will be based out of The ACM's Encino, CA offices and report to ACM Executive Director Pete Fisher.

Cruze previously worked at Oxfma America for 13 years before leaving to independent consult foro a number of non-profit organizations.  She began her career as a polticial appointee in George W. Bush's White House, where she worked as an advance representative for the Secretary of Education, Secretary of Tresure and the VP.

"Lyndsay has well-established relationships with top creative professionals and firms across the entertainment sector and more than a decade of fundraising and event experience, we are excited to welcome her to ACM Lifting Lives and look forward to supporting her success in all our endeavors,” said ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman Paul Barnabee.

“ACM Lifting Lives has a wonderful history of making a difference, because of the amazing contributions of the Country music community,” said Cruz. “I am honored and excited to contribute to the next chapter of the organization's future."

Beginning Janauyr 2, Cruz can be reached here

Beasley Country WKLB, Country 102.5 Boston has named singer Ayla Brown as morning co-host alongside Jackson Blue, starting Monday (12/17). Brown was a Season Five finalist on "American Idol" and is the daughter of former Senator and current Ambassador Scott Brown.

"Country music has brought me all around the world and back to Boston again," said Brown. "Many have seen me perform, but I am so excited for our listeners to get to know me in a while new way.  Thank you to the Country 102.5 team for this incredible opportunity!'

Added Beasley Country Brand Manager/WKLB PD David Corey, "I am so happy that Ayla has agreed to come home to Boston and join our morning show. Ayla is such a talented personality. She has excelled in everything she has done, and I am confident she will add so much to Country 102.5. The 'Jackson and Ayla Brown' show will be a must listen to show every weekday

12/13/2018 10:54 AM
Williams Exits CMA
Country Music Association VP/Communications and Talent Relations Amber Williams has left the organizatoin to pursue other opportunities.  Williams joined CMA last April and previously worked at Beck Media and Marketing.

Reach her here.  No word on plans for this position.

Entercom WUSY, US 101/Chattanooga is looking for a full-time midday host after the departure. of Kelley Bradshaw-Brock, who left the station to join Cumulus Country WKDF/Nashville in October.  The cluster-which also includes Urban WUSY-HD2, Top 40 WXSS, Adult Hits WLND and Rock WRXR is in need of a part time Promo Assistant.  

Experienced personalities an interested candidates are encouraged to apply here.

The search is on for a permanent OM/PD for the Summit owned Springfield, MO cluster, including KTTS.  According to Olsen, former Ohana/Anchorage, AK OM joined as temporary OM/PD in August and will remain in the position until someone is permanently in place.  Send airchecks and resumes to Olsen here.

Brad Paisley has partnered with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) to launch a special rodeo version video of his current single,"Bucked Off." The video premiered during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kickoff at World Champion Bull Riders' Gary Leffew's Bucking Ball at The Tropicana in Las Vegas.

"This is the 45th year of my Bucking Ball and it just keeps getting better and better.  We could not have been more excited and honored to host Brad Paisley’s World Premiere Video (rodeo version) to a sell-out crowd at this years Bucking Ball,” says .

The Bucking Ball is co-hosted by World champion Bull Rider Leffew and Nashville's Sharla McCoy (former Miss Rodeo and Country radio vet producer and host). The video premiered beforea sold-out crowd including multiple PRCA riders/contestants, BFO (Bull Fighter's Only), Miss Rodeo America Contestants, the Pendleton Posse and others form around the country and Australia and Canada.  A grand prize giveaway was held for a trip for two to attend a 2019 Brad Paisley show with a meet and greet during hte event as well.
 

The Radio Advertising Board has announced the results of the 2019 Board of Directors officers election. 

The official lineup for 2019 includes Entercom Regional VP Susan Larkin as Chairman; Neuhoff Communications VP/COO Mike Hulvey as Vice Chair; Cox Media Group EVP Bill Hendrich as Finance Chair; Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw as Board Secretary and Hubbard Radio Chair/CEO Ginny Morris as Immediate Past Chair.

In addition, All Pro Boradcasting VP/COO has been added to the board.

 

Kane and Kara's hug!
WIL, New Country 92.3/St. Louis celebrated a night of Christmas cheer, with several "magical" moments that took place during last Saturday night's concert at The Family Arena.

Those entertaining the crowd included Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Lanco and Jordan Davis.  Several touching moments occured throughout the evening including Kara, a 9 year old from the area who was attending her first concert.  Kara held up a sign askign for a hug from co-headliner Kane Brown.  Brown picked Kara up, gave her a big hug and indtrouced her the crowd.  After the show, New Country 92.3 PM Drive hosts Mason and Remy called Kara and her mother.  Kara said it felt like a hug from "her daddy." and, according to mom, the hug was forecast in a fortune cookie.

Other speci\al moments included new troop recruits being sworn into the Marine Corp.  A great time was had by all!

The ninth annual CMA Country Christmas drew 6.23 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/3 share for ABC on Monday night (12/10) among Adults 18-49, according to Zap2it.com. which was htird in its timeslot behind NBC's The Voice and CBS' The Neighborhood.  

The special was hosted by Reba McEntire and featured performances by Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young. Last year's show logged in at 8.17 million viewers with a 1.2/4.


(l-r)Haley McLemore 377/RLM, 11/10 Management’s
Kristen Ashley, Mitchell Tenpenny, and RLM’s Coran
Capshaw; not pictured Enzo DeVincenzo 377/RLM,
11/10 Management's JT Pratt
 
Music manager Kristen Ashley has launched 11/10 Managment in partnership with 377 Managment/Red Light,signing longtime client, Columbia Nashville's Mitchell Tenpenny.  Additionally, JT Pratt will serve as part of the team.

Said Tenpenny, "it's a dream to work iwth a team like this. Im'm just excited about the future, as the sky is hte limit with thhis group."

Congratulate Ashley via email here and Pratt here.  Both can be reached at 615-321-0377.

 








 
CHARLESTON, SC
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WEZL-FM Country 5.7 4.3 4.0 4.1
WSCC-FM News Talk Information 3.9 3.8 4.4 4.1
WXLY-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.9 4.6 4.1
WRFQ-FM Classic Rock 3.6 3.6 4.0 3.9
WCOO-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.8
WYBB-FM Active Rock 3.1 3.5 2.2 2.1
           
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AKRON
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WQMX-FM Country 7.9 7.2 7.4 7.8
WNIR-FM News Talk Information 6.5 5.5 5.6 6.8
WONE-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.1 6.7 6.4 6.3
WKDD-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.1
WAKR-AM News Talk Information 1.5 0.9 1.1 0.9
WHLO-AM News Talk Information 1.0 1.3 0.6 0.8
WARF-AM All Sports 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5
           
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BAKERSFIELD
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KUZZ-FM Country 10.9 8.9 10.0 9.9
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 7.1 7.0 7.6 6.5
KCWR-FM Classic Country 2.1 2.0 2.2 3.5
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 4.7 3.7 3.4 3.4
KPSL-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 4.6 3.1 2.7
KBFP-FM Mexican Regional 0.9 3.4 2.3 1.8
KRAB-FM Alternative 3.7 3.0 2.3 1.8
KCHJ-FM Spanish Oldies 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.6
KRJK-FM Country 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.2
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.5
KBFP-AM Comedy 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4
KWAC-AM Spanish Sports 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3
           
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HARRISBURG-LEBANON-CARLISLE
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WRVV-FM Classic Hits 8.5 8.0 8.1 8.5
WHP-AM News Talk Information 6.1 6.0 6.6 6.6
WRBT-FM Country 5.5 5.8 4.6 4.3
WHKF-FM Alternative 2.2 2.7 2.9 2.9
WTKT-AM All Sports 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.8
           
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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS
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KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.5 8.7 9.1 9.1
KXKT-FM Country 7.8 8.4 8.9 8.0
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.6 5.5 5.5 6.2
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.4 4.8 5.1
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 6.3 5.6 5.6 4.8
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.9
KFFF-FM Classic Country 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0
KOOO-FM Classic Rock 2.8 2.5 3.0 2.8
KOZN-AM All Sports 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.2
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.2
KISO-F2+ Classic Rock 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.7
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.4
KZOT-AM All Sports 0.1 0.1 * 0.1
KISO-FM HD2 Stream Classic Rock 0.1 * * *
           
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Envision Networks is teaming with SuiteRadio's to market and syndicate its live hosted 24-hour radio formats for Hot AC, Alternative, Classic Rock, Country and soon Spanish language listeners to radio statoin across the U.S. and Canada.

"Our entire staff of radio over-achievers at SuiteRadio could not be more excited about joining Envision Networks to grow the affiliate base for our hand-crafted 24-hour broadcast properties," SuiteRadio COO Pat Fant said. "And with more 24-hour formats to announce, with more top talent behind the mic, the timing is perfect for Envision Networks to be ready to supply broadcasters with exactly what they need to win.” 

Suite Radio's formats feature on-air hosts such as:
Hot AC The Planet-Maria Todd, Atom Smasher and Mark Carrillo

Alternative The Revolution-Steve Robison, Pam Kelly and Keegan Lucas

Classic Rock The Rock-Outlaw Dave, Donna McKenzie and Ray Koob

Country The Brand-Brian Hatfield, Pam Kelly, Rowdy Yates and Tommy Jordan

"Radio continues to diversify and it's becoming increasingly difficult for teams in markets to program and manage all the radio stations in their cluster," Envision NEtworks CEO/President Dannno Wolkoff said, "Now that SuiteRaido's hosted formats are joining our lineup, we're excited that we can help any market reach the audience that they want to target with minimal use of local resources."

For more information, visit envisionnetworks.com, email /todaysnews.html or call 216-831-3761.


 

Nielsen's latest Total Audience Report for second quarter 2018 that U.S. adults are spneding ten hours and twenty-four minutes per day with media, including two hours per day with radio, five with TV (live or time shifted), and over three and a half with digital devices. Much of the use, Nielsen says, is likely to be simultaneous.

In other highlights, radio continues to lead all media in reach, with 92% of adults listening during the average week; 19% of adults listen to podcasts each week; 24% of households own a smart speaker; The top media consumers turn out to be Adults 50-64, while Adults 18-34 spend more time on digital than TV or TV-connected devices; Black adults are spending 2 hours and 22 minutes longer per day across all media than average; and over half of Asian American households have an enabled smart TV.

Read the full report here.

It wasn't unanimous, but the FCC approved its Novice of Proposed Rulemaking to commence the 2018 Quadrennial Review of its media ownership rules at the Open Meeting in Washington today (12/12).  The three Republican members of the short-handed panel voted in favor of going ahead with the review, while Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel approved in part and dissented in part, concerned that the majority has pre-determined its course towards loosening ownership restrictions.

National Association of Broadcasters EVP of Communications Dennis Wharton said of the Commission's action that the NAB "looks forward to participating in the FCC's congressionally-mandated quadrennial review of broadcast media ownership rules.  We are not seeking wholesale elimination of these regulations, but rather a modernization that reflects today’s fiercely competitive marketplace. We trust the Commission will update these rules with an understanding that free and local broadcasting now competes head-to-head with powerful Internet, pay TV and audio companies that didn't exist when many broadcast ownership rules were first written."

Brett Eldredge has launched the "Brett Eldredge's Christmas Coundown" interactive Alexa voice skill for Amazon's Echo devices.

Once the feature is enabled, fans can use the voice prompt "Alexa, open "Brett Eldredge's Christmas Countdown" to engage with Eldredge and hear tracks from his "Glow" holiday album. The skill also has Eldredge answering questions about the production process for the album, discussing his favorite Christmas songs, and talking about the inspiration behind recording a holiday project, plus more.

“With the release of this latest voice skill, we’re ushering in a new era of fan engagement,” said Warner Music Nashville VP/Radio & Streaming/Marketing Chad Schultz. “Fans increasingly crave an intimate and authentic connection that extends beyond the music; voice technology represents a powerful opportunity for artists like Brett to satisfy this demand and reach broad audiences.” 
Get the skill here.
 

Nashville-based public relations company Absolute Publicity has added  country group Alabama to its roster.

"Alabama is considered royalty in our industry and is without doubt the most iconic group in the history of country music,” says Absolute Publicity company president Don Murry Grubbs. “Words can’t describe how honored we are to announce the addition of Randy, Jeff and Teddy to our roster.”

2019 will mark five decades since the band originally formed in 1969. In that time, Alabama has earned 43 No. 1 singles (including 21 consecutive chart-toppers), as well as numerous CMA, Grammy and ACM Awards.  The band members were inducted as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.









ALBUQUERQUE
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KLVO-FM Mexican Regional 1.8 3.6 3.2 2.6
KOLZ-FM Rhythmic Oldies 2.9 2.1 2.5 2.6
KTEG-FM Alternative 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.6
KRZY-FM Mexican Regional 1.4 1.6 0.9 1.4
KJFA-AM Spanish Adult Hits 1.5 1.5 0.7 1.3
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KABQ-FM 80's Hits 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.0
KKRG-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0
KABQ-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.3
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ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
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WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 11.7 11.2 11.0 12.1
WODE-FM Classic Rock 8.7 10.3 10.4 10.1
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 5.3 6.6 6.5 6.2
WHOL-AM Spanish Tropical 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.3
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 4.3 5.3 4.7 3.6
WWYY-FM Alternative 0.5 1.2 1.1 1.1
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.9
WSAN-AM Spanish Sports * * * 0.3
           
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EL PASO
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KTSM-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 8.4 8.8 8.3 8.7
KOFX-FM Classic Hits 11.0 9.2 8.9 8.5
KPRR-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.2 7.1 7.4 7.1
KLAQ-FM Active Rock 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.8
KSII-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.8 5.8 6.0 5.4
KHEY-FM Country 4.6 6.1 5.5 5.1
KINT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 5.5 4.6 5.3 4.7
XHTO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.6
KBNA-FM Mexican Regional 3.4 4.2 3.7 3.6
XHEM-FM Mexican Regional 3.1 2.2 3.3 3.1
KTSM-AM News Talk Information 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.7
KYSE-FM Mexican Regional 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.6
XHPX-FM Spanish Contemporary 3.2 2.1 2.2 2.3
KHRO-AM Oldies * 0.8 1.5 1.7
KPRR-F2+ Urban Adult Contemporary 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.2
KROD-AM All Sports 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6
KHEY-AM All Sports 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
KSVE-AM Spanish Sports 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
KAMA-AM Spanish News/Talk 0.1 * * *
XEJ-AM Spanish News/Talk 0.1 * * *
XHIM-FM Spanish Contemporary * 0.5 0.5 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
FRESNO
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  12/11/18
      Subscribers Added:  12/11/18
           
Subscriber Format SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18 PHASE 2 FA 18
KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 6.9 6.5 7.3
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 2.4 4.3 4.0 4.3
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.3
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.0
KHGE-FM Country 3.1 3.7 3.8 3.5
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.3 2.8 4.1 3.4
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.2
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.4 3.0 3.3 2.9
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.7
KKBZ-FM Mainstream Rock 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.7
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 2.7 2.1 1.8 1.9
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 2.0 2.2 1.8 1.7
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 0.9 2.0 1.7 1.2
KGST-AM All Sports 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.5
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.3
KRDU-AM Religious * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
HONOLULU
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  12/11/18
      Subscribers Added:  12/11/18
           
Subscriber Format SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18 PHASE 2 FA 18
KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 9.2 12.1 10.6 10.6
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 7.5 7.9 7.2
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 5.1 5.7 6.2
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 7.3 6.2 6.1 5.7
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.2 4.0 4.2 4.3
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.8
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.9
KUBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 2.9 2.9 2.9
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.7
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.7
KIKI-AM All Sports 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.2
KPRP-AM World Ethnic 0.5 * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
KNOXVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  12/11/18
      Subscribers Added:  12/11/18
           
Subscriber Format SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18 PHASE 2 FA 18
WMYL-FM Country 2.0 1.2 0.9 1.3
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3
WGAP-AM Classic Country 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.

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Singer/songwriter Reid Isbell has signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Big Machine Music in a joint venture with 50 Egg Music, owned by BMM writer Jonathan Singleton.  "I've known Reid since he was a kid," says"It's hard to miss on a guy like him who works hard, sings well, writes even better and is an all-around great guy."

12/11/2018 12:46 PM
Luke Combs Most Added
Congrats to RiverHouse/Columbia Nashville's Luke Combs, who earned 28 Mediabase adds with his new single, "Beautiful Crazy," making it the most-added record at Country radio for the second consecutive week.

Kudos for Sony Music Nashville (SMN) EVP/Promotion and Artist Development Steve Hodges; Columbia Nashville SVP/Promotion Shane Allen; SMN Director/National Promotion Lauren Thomas and Assoc. Director/Promotion and Artist Development Olivia Laster; Columbia Nashville Northeast Promotion Cliff Blake, Director/West Coast Promotion Paige Elliott, Manager/Southwest Promotion Mark Janese, Director/Midwest Promotion Bo Martinovich, Director/Regional Promotion Lyndsay Church, and Promotion Specialist Christy Garbinski.

 

Entercom's KILT/Houston is looking for a PD to succeed Bruce Logan.  

Resumes and airchecks to Country Format Captain Mike Moore here.

 

...Honolulu; Fresno; Wilkes Barre-Scranton; Albuquerque; El Paso; Allentown, Knoxville; and Johnson city-Kingsport-Sristol.  Find the ratings for the subscribing stations here at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. CT.

Coming Wednesday, December 12: Bakersfield; Akron; Omaha; Charleston, SC; Harrisburg; and York.

l-r: Midday personality Matt
Ramone, PD/Afternoon Personality
Travis Moon, K-Bull 93's Morning
Show Lexi and Banks.
KUBL-FM/Salt Lake City raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during a two day radiothon Thursday, December 6-Friday, December 7.  This was the second year that KUBL conducted an event for the kids of St. Jude.  

Listeners stepped up in relentless fashion to deliver a powerful statement against catastrophic childhood diseases.  When the final calls came in at 7 p.m. on Friday the donations totaled $190,157.  This was a $38,000 jump and a 25% increase over last year!  

Congrats to all!

Condolences to Dolly Parton whose younger brother, Floyd Parton, passed away on Thursday, December 6. He was 61.

Floyd was also a songwriter and composer; his song "Rockin' Years," was recorded by Dolly and Ricky Van Shelton. Floyd's song "Nickels and Dimes," was also recorded by Dolly and later by George Burns.

According to the obituary on on Atchley Funeral Home's website, the Parton family asks that donatons be made to My People Senior Activity Center, 1220 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862, in lieu of flowers.

Longtime radio trade journalist Tom Taylor announced today (12/11) that he is retiring as of December 21.

Taylor, the former PD at Top 40 WPST/Trenton and editor at Inside Radio (twice) launched his Tom Taylor Now email newsletter in November 2012 after five years at Radio-Info.com.

In his announcement, Taylor cited family consideratoins for his decision to end the newsletter, and asked readers not to read his deision to retire as a "judgement about the future of radio."


 

12/11/2018 11:59 AM
Big Loud Promotes Staffers
Nashville-based record label, publishing company, and management firm Big Loud has promoted staffers Tori Johnson, Morgan Sweat, and Nick Swift, effective immediatley. Johnson is upped to director/Creative and Digital. Sweat is promoted to Sr. Manager of Creative Media, while Swift becomes Creative Media Producer.  All have signed new, multi-year deals with the company.

"Tori, Morgan and Nick have been integral parts of our creative and digital team at Big Loud for several years,” sad VP/Creative & Digital Lloyd Norman. Tori’s leadership, design, and social media work has continually raised the bar of our content quality, while Morgan’s video and motion graphic skills have made our artists' videos second to none, and Nick has elevated to become one of the most talented young photographers in the music industry. Their ability to bring our artists' visions to life is unmatched. These much-deserved promotions ensure we will be able to do great work for years to come, and we can't wait to keep progressing."

Big Loud Records' artist roster includes Hardy, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, and Mason Ramsey.
 

SummitMedia Country KTTS/Springfield, MO night host Lynnzee Johnson is leaving the station, effective Sunday, Decmeber 16 for a to-be-revealed opportunity.  Chelsea Banner moves over from Adult Hits sister Station KRVI, 106.7 The River to handle middays and continues with her duties on KRVI.

Johnson says she has loved her time at KTTS and is looking forward to her next opportunity.

12/11/2018 11:43 AM
KFRG/Riverside Makes Changes
Entercom KFRG/Riverside PD and morning co-host Scott Ward will be going to afternoons December 17.  KFRG afternoon host Anthony Donatelli (aka Anthony Frogatelli) will move to mornings alongside current co-host Kelli Green.  Ward has been with KFRG sine 1995 and added PD duties last year.  KFRG shared the news with listeners yesterday on air and via social media.

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