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JACKSON, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  11/16/18
Subscribers Added:  11/16/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WHLH-FM Gospel 7.9 9.5 9.4 8.8
WMSI-FM Country 2.7 4.6 4.4 4.1
WSTZ-FM Classic Rock 2.9 3.8 3.7 3.5
WJDX-AM News Talk Information 1.5 2.3 1.1 1.4
WJDX-FM Classic Hits 2.5 2.3 1.5 1.4
           
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The National Radio Hall of Fame Dinner was held in New York last night.  Scott Shannon hosted the event and told short stories about all inductees.

Below are the inductees:

Mark Levin who shared his inspiration by both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.  Fred Jacobs introduced Paul Jacobs.  He had the room laughing by saying his intro as a consultant is like a punter winning the Heisman Trophy.  Mike & Mike talked about first meeting each other and how they made their families a central part of their show over the years.  Jim Kerr was introduced by Jim Harper. Kerr told a great story without notes about his radio career starting at 14, getting fired at 15 and being in New York within 5 years.  In Harper's intro he said Kerr is the longest running morning personality in New York City.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger was introduced by Greg Moceri.  She was emotional and spoke about breaking into radio by calling into a radio talk show, used a fake name but, the host loved her and kept inviting her back.  She talked baoaut moving from New York to Los Angeles and her rise on KFI to national syndication.  Jonathon Brandmeier was introduced by Jimmy De Castro.  De Castro talked about taking a big risk on Brandmeier when he hired him from KZZP/Phoenix and brought him to Chicago.  Earlier, Shannon mentioned prior to WRBQ Q105/Tampa he never did mornings.  So before he created "The Morning Zoo," he listened to the top morning people around the country at the time and said, Brandmeier was the best person he heard and inspired him.

Joan Hamburg was introduced by Alan Alda, who was generous in his praise of Hamburg. when she came up, she told stories about being a female trailblazer in New York.  Nanci Donnellan was not in attendance, so Gabe Hobbs accepted on her behalf.  He talked about "The Sports Babe" breaking through the sports talk boys club.   He also talked about Donnellan working through cancer, a stroke and a recent illness that she's recovering from.  He praised her for big success in an all male business at the time  and how she made it acceptable for women in sport radio and television today.

Mike Frances was introduced by CBS Sports' Jim Nantz.  Nantz talked about his audition at CBS 30 years ago. He had to conduct a spontaneous interview but, he didn't know who he'd interview.  Out from behind the curtain came Francesca, who's been a huge influence on Nantz's career.  Francesca talked about his long career on WFAN/New York and how Don Imus inspired him.  Kid Kelly was introduced by cousin Bruce Morrow.  Kelly talked about coming from humble beginnings, being raised by his Aunt and making it to WHTZ, Z 100/New York.

The Annual CMA Awards on ABC TV hit an all time ratings low, attracting 10.3 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/9 share among Adults 18-49, according to Zap2IT.com.  That's a ratings and viewer drop of 29% and 34%, respectively, compared to last year's 14.29 million (3.2/12). the network still won the night by a wide margin in viewers and A 18-49, delivering the network's best non-sports performance since last year's show, according to CMA.

More here.

Kenny Chesney has added some dates to his upcoming Songs For the Saints Tour which kicks off  in Louisville April 4 and will linclude a mix of  arenas and stadiums.  Teh first leg of the tour will hit Jacksonville, Fla; Oklahoma Ciyt; Albany, new York; Charleston and more through May 25.

"We have played the stadium in Louisville several times, but in really looking at this notion, I wanted to give them something more intimate,” Chesney explains. “This tour is going to really feel like a club show – and put the music front and center. It’s why we’re going to Oklahoma City, Albany, Lincoln and Jacksonville next year. Go to No Shoes Nation, and bring them the songs where they live. We know how to do stadiums, and we love the rush of those shows. But you never want to get to where you take it for granted, or you’re so used to it, it’s just what you do. There’s a real intimacy even in arenas that you don’t have in a stadium, and it’s something we’ve not had for a while. To me, it’s a whole other canvas for us – and I’m psyched about it.”

Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour:

April 4            Louisville, KY                       KFC Yum! Center
April 5            Champaign, IL                       State Farm Center
April 6            Grand Rapids, MI                  Van Andel Arena
April 12          Greensboro, NC                     Greensboro Coliseum
April 13          Jacksonville, FL                     Daily’s Place
April 18          Washington, DC                     The Anthem
April 25          Charleston, SC                       Volvo Car Stadium
April 26          Tallahassee, FL                      Donald L Tucker Civic Center
April 27          Orange Beach, AL                 The Wharf
May 2             Columbia, MO                       Mizzou Arena
May 3             Wichita, KS                            INTRUST Bank Arena
May 4             Oklahoma City, OK                Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 9             Albany, NY                            Times Union Arena
May 10           Wilkes-Barre, PA                    Mohegan Sun Arena
May 11           Atlantic City, NJ                     Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
May 17           Sioux Falls, SD                       Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18           Lincoln, NE                            Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 25           Tuscaloosa, AL                       Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
 

Beasley Media Group's Boston cluster is participating as the official radio partner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' third annual "Massachusetts Day of Civility" on Saturday (11/17).  Governor Charlie Baker will issue a proclamation declaring the day during the opening ceremonies of Plymouth, MA's Thanksgiving Parade.

National Civility Foundation Executive Director Judith Bowman said, "The purpose of designating a Day of Civility is to have every person in every fmaily, every company...consciously perform a radom act of kindness.  Day of Civility is timely given our course of global climate and particularly fitting as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday season.  Thanksgiving is the time hwen families and friends, new friends and even random new people in our lives will come together and acknowledge those who have touced our lives and lifted our spirits by a thoughtful, simple, random act of kindness."

The Beasley Boston cluster includes Country WKLB, Country 102.5, Sports WBZ-FM, 96.5 The Sports Hub, Alternative WBOS, Alt 92.9, Top 40/Rhythmic WBQT, Hot 96.9, Classic Hits WROR, and Business News WRCA-A-W291CZ, Bloomberg Radio.

Texas-born, Nashville based newcomer Abi has debuted an exclusive new track, “Little Landmines,” available now via One Country Records. The upbeat, foot stomping track - available on stream-only platforms - serves as a thank you to Abi’s fans for their support during her incredible breakout year.  For “Little Landmines,” Abi enlisted the help of famed songwriters Sarah Emily Berrios (Carrie Underwood), Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban), and Marc Beeson (LeAnn Rimes, Marina McBride) to create a track that captures all of the elements that have endeared her to the country music world - a hooky chorus, a heartfelt story, and a sensational voice. “Little Landmines,” is available for streaming HERE.
 
Love is a complicated emotion with so many complex facets,” Abi explains. “I believe this song really expresses that - how bombastic and explosive love can be - but also how important it is to find your own balance and footing within those layers. I absolutely love this track and hope my amazing fans can relate to it as much as I do!”
 
At only 21 years old, Abi has begun to make her mark in the country music scene. This year, she assembled what will become her 2019 independent debut EP, HEART BROKEN, which produced the wildly successful single “A Day Without.” The track landed on Rolling Stone Country’s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week,” and Taste of Country dubbed the track, “the kind of tightly-worded, universal artist statement a country newcomer needs to take a serious step forward.” In addition, the striking track earned a video premiere and exclusive interview with CMT.
 
Abi was Inspired by everything from the marvelous pop expanse of The Beatles and Shania Twain to the “storytelling” of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Abi crafted her first song in third grade. She has since developed into a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, with an impressive resume under her belt. In 2014, Abi joined Jesse McCartney’s North American tour and 2015 saw Kelly Clarkson handpick Abi to open her massive summer headline run, while she hit the road alongside Pentatonix a year later. In 2017, her single “Matches” independently caught fire; striking the sweet spot between simmering country soul, twanging guitars and a fierce hook – “Light me up ‘cause baby we’re matches” – CMT fanned the flames an early champion.
 For more information on Abi go to: www.abimusicofficial.com

iHeartMedia/Monterey-Salinas-Santa Curz has moved into a new building.  The cluster's six stations have new state-of-the-art studios and offices. Coutnry KTOM, Top 40/Rhythmic KDON, Rhythmic AC KOCN, Talk KION-AM (Power Talk 1460) and Regional Mexican KPRC (100.7 & 100.9 ( La Preciosa) have moved to iHeartMedia's new headquarters in Salinas.

The new address is 1550 Moffett St., Salinas, CA 93905.  Phones remain the same.  

...Jackson, MS.  Find the ratings for the subscribing stations here at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. (CT).

Coming Monday, November 19: Shreveport, LA.

The Bobby Bones Show's Amy Brown has partnered with Premiere Networks on a new podcast, "4 Things With Amy Brown," which debuted today (11/15) on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network.  The weekly podcast will feature "4 Things" listeners can do to promote an overall healthy well-being and maintain an attitude of gratitude, covering a variety of topics, including wellness, self-care, fitness, diet, fmaily and giving back.

Listen here

11/16/2018 10:15 AM
Longbine Leaves BMLG
Lauren Longbine, SW regional for BMLG Records SW has left the label for an undisclosed new opportunity. Until a replacement is names, BMLG Records SVPP Matthew Hargis and National Michelle Kammerer are covering the region. Get in touch with them here and here

Longbine joined then-Republic Nashville three years ago from Steel City/Kansas City.  Reach her at 620-341-0573 or here.

11/16/2018 10:05 AM
KKWF Seattle Wingnut Exits
KKWF/Seattle PD/afternoon Wingnut has left after more than nine years.  This is  his second round with the station, between time with KWOF/Denver.  No word on future plans.  In Seattle, PD Drew Bland is looking for an MD and personality who can "thrive on hosting live events, share their life freely, exhibit a clear love for country music and has an unwavering desire to connect" with listeners.

Apply here.





CHATTANOOGA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  11/15/18
      Subscribers Added:  11/15/18
           
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WUSY-FM Country 13.3 10.3 11.3 11.0
WDEF-FM Adult Contemporary 5.8 8.4 8.5 7.9
WDOD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.1 4.9 6.0 5.7
WUUQ-FM Classic Country 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.4
WRXR-FM Active Rock 2.9 2.7 3.1 2.7
WKXJ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.3 2.1 2.2
WLND-FM Adult Hits 2.0 2.9 1.9 1.9
WUSY-F2+ Urban Contemporary * 1.0 0.8 1.2
WXCT-AM Album Adult Alternative 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5
           
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HUNTSVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  11/15/18
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Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WDRM-FM Country 8.6 9.7 9.7 10.8
WRSA-FM Adult Contemporary 8.0 5.4 6.7 6.8
WRTT-FM Active Rock 4.9 3.7 5.8 5.5
WAHR-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.3 3.6 3.7 4.3
WQRV-FM Classic Hits 3.5 4.3 4.9 4.3
WTAK-FM Classic Rock 4.1 3.9 4.5 3.8
WLOR-AM Urban Contemporary 4.1 3.2 3.7 3.6
WQRV-F2+ Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.8 2.1 0.9 1.1
WBHP-AM News Talk Information 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.9
           
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11/15/2018 12:40 PM
McAnally Receives Accolades
Mac McAnally received some amazing accolades over his career, but his latest is unprecedented.  McAnally received his 10th trophy as CMA Musician of Year during the 52nd CMA Awards in Nashville, breaking his tie with the iconic Chet Atkins and setting the category's all-time high wataer mark.

"Somehow the CMA has seen fit to honor me as Musician of the Year for the 10th time. Blessed beyond words. And now I have to go practice!" McAnally said upon accepting the award.
 
McAnally received the honor a record eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. He wasn't up for the award in 2016 having spent the bulk of the year on tour in his longstanding gig as guitarist for Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, rather than in the studio. Winning his ninth Musician trophy last year, he tied Atkins for most wins in the category.
 
"I may have the same number as him, but I'm not in the same league with Chet Atkins," McAnally told the Jackson Clarion Ledger in his home state of Mississippi after last year's win. "He was my dad's hero, and my dad was my hero. Chet Atkins is the reason my daddy put a guitar in my hands and got me lessons." 

Those lessons went on to benefit not justbut argurably all of music.  His contributions have delighted thousands in concert as noted previously, include iconic composition ("Back Where I Come From," "Down the Road") as well as multiple critically acclaimed albums. Those more visible accomplishments have landed him in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, and Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
 

Brad Pasley & Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood (with her Baby Bump) and Brad Paisley hosted the 52nd Country Music Awards on Wednesday, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Chris Stapleton had the most nominations - five, and he won the  first award of the evening for song of the year, Broken Halos. 
Stapleton also won for the song with the award for single of the year. While on stage he said, “They wrote the song, people who have gone long before their time and you know, I want to think about the people out in California right now and dedicate this to them."





Here's the list of winners at the CMA Awards. 
  • Entertainer of the year: Keith Urban
  • Female vocalist of the year: Carrie Underwood
  • Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton
  • Vocal duo of the year: Brothers Osborne
  • Album of the year: "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves
  • Musician of the year: Mac McAnally
  • Group of the year: Old Dominion
  • Single of the year: "Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton
  • New artist of the year: Luke Combs
  • Song of the year: "Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton 
  • Music video of the year: "Marry Me," Thomas Rhett
  • Musical event of the year: "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney 

Roy Clark, the legendary country music singer and co-host of "Hee Haw," has died. He was 85.
A rep for the singer told Fox News Clark died on Thursday at his Tulsa, Okla., home due to complications from pneumonia.
 
Clark was "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire 24-year run. The country music and comedy show's last new episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued for a few years thereafter.

Arrangements are pending.

iHeartMedia WQIK/Jacksonville MD and 28-year station vet John Scott has been named PD, replacing John Richards who has left the company.  Scott reports to SVPP  Gary "Geewiz" Christopher.  

"He understands our listeners and brings his passion and extensive knowledge of the market to this role and we know he will continue to contribute to our station's ongoing success," Christopher says.  

Adds Scott, "WQIK is Jacksonville's radio station and it truly belongs to our listeners.  I hope to be as good a steward of our station as the legends and Hall of Famers before me."

Congratulate here.

Westwood One will be offering 'A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration With Brett Young." It will be a holiday to remember with Brett and his friends Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and many more.  Brett will play their music along with his own four #1 singles, and may will share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes and traditions.

Stations can air Westwood One's A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration with Brett Young any time on Thursday, November 22, 2018 through Sunday, November 25, 2018, between 6 a.m. and midnight.  For more informaiton contact /todaysnews.html.

 

Andy Bloom has left the OM position at Entercom in Minneapolis.

Bloom, the former PD at WYSP/Philadelphia and KLSX/Los Angeles, moved back home to the Twin Cities to join Entercom in April after working for CBS Radio in Philadelphia for many years as OM of Sports WIP and News-Talk WPHT-AM.  He was overseeing Country KMNB, Buz'n 102.9, News-Talk WCCO-AM and Adult Hits KZJK, 104.1 Jack FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul for Entercom.

Chattanooga. and Huntsville, AL Find the ratings for the subscribing statoins here at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. CT today.

Coming Friday, November 16: Jackson, MS

Voting for the CRS 2019 New Faces of Country Music Dinner and Show® lineup opens this morning at 10am CT to all Country radio employees.
The five acts that get the most votes will make up the lineup for the show.

 












This year’s performer nominees are:
  • Jimmie Allen (Stoney Creek)
  • Jordan Davis (MCA) 
  • Russell Dickerson (Triple Tigers) 
  • Lindsay Ell (Stoney Creek) 
  • Morgan Evans (Warner Bros./WEA) 
  • Riley Green (BMLGR) 
  • Walker Hayes (Monument/Arista) 
  • LANCO(Arista) 
  • Chris Lane (Big Loud) 
  • Dylan Scott (Curb) 
  • Mitchell Tenpenny (Riser House/Columbia)
  • Morgan Wallen (Big Loud), and Aaron Watson (BIG Label).
New Faces Voting Starts Today
 
Any full-time employee of a commercial, 24-hour Country radio station may vote for the 2019 New Faces of Country Music® Show performers. Votes must be cast from voter's station email address in order to be verified and successfully cast. Voting will remain open through 11:59pm CT on Friday, Nov. 23 at CountryRadioSeminar.com

The New Faces of Country Music Show® will be held during CRS 2019 at the Omni Nashville Hotel and is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period are selected each year to perform at the showcase event.  
Unfortunately dinner tickets for the 2019 New Faces of Country Music® Show are already sold out. Country Radio Seminar 2019 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 15 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The $599 regular registration rate is available at CountryRadioSeminar.com.

Tonight, the National Radio Hall of Fame inducts its distinguished Class of 2018: Kid Kelly, host of the Westwood One-syndicated Backtrax USA with Kid Kellyon-air personality and programmer, SiriusXM Hits 1; Mark Levin, host of the Westwood One-syndicated The Mark Levin ShowJonathon BrandmeierThe Jonathon Brandmeier Show, Chicago; Jim Kerr, host of The Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show, WAXQ (Q104.3)/New York; Mike Golicand Mike Greenberg, Mike & Mike, ESPN Radio and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Laura, SiriusXM.
Other inductees include Nanci DonnellanThe Fabulous Sports BabeMike FrancesaWFAN/New YorkJoan Hamburg, host of The Joan Hamburg Show on WABC/New York, and consultant-to-the-stars Fred Jacobs. This 30th Anniversary event will be hosted by Scott Shannonand takes place at Guastavino's in midtown Manhattan. Look for RAMP's Steve Resnik in the audience.
 













 
The National Radio Hall of Fame has developed a special recognition award -- the "One to Watch" award will annually go to a promising radio personality who has demonstrated ratings success, audience growth and impact to one or more radio stations and the communities in which he or she works in. Radio legend Art Laboe, the longest active radio performer with 75 yearsof continuous service (and a 2012 inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame) is the inspiration behind the creation of the "One To Watch" award.
 Art Laboe & Ben Shapiro 





This year, the NRHOF Nominating committee chose Westwood One conservative talk host Ben Shapiro as the inaugural recipient of the "One To Watch" award. A successful daily podcaster with 15 million downloads each month, Shapiro now distributes his podcast as a radio program on more than 60 stations, and in January 2019, he's launching a live two-hour radio show nationwide.
Kraig T. Kitchin, Chairman of the NRHOF stated, "We wanted to commemorate the longevity and success of Art Laboe's career and thought creating an opportunity to recognize our rising stars in his honor was the perfect way to do it.  We're proud to select Ben Shapiro as our first 'One to Watch.'"
 

Winners
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association gave out its eighth annual Sound Bites Awards on Wednesday night (11/14).





Radio First Place winners included:
  • Broadcaster of the Year: Matty Siegel, iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WXKS-FM/KISS 108/Boston
  • Station of the Year: Hall Communications Country WCTK/CAT COUNTRY 98.1/New Bedford, MA
  • Radio Air Personality: Chris Kellogg, Cumulus AC WMAS-FM/Springfield
  • Above and Beyond Award: Matt Barry, CODCOMM/Cape Cod
  • Best On-Air Contest: Beasley Top 40/Rhythmic WBQT/HOT 96.9/Boston, $96,000 Song Scramble
  • Best Use of Digital Media: Entercom Active Rock WAAF/Boston, "Big Decision"
  • We Are Broadcasters localism award: Sandab AC WOCN-FM/OCEAN 104.7/Cape Cod, "Give Where You Live"
  • Recurring Segment: WAMC Public Radio noncommercial WAMC/Albany, NY-WAMQ/Great Barrington, MA, "WAMC Infrastructure Series"
  • Excellence in Sound: Marshfield Broadcasting Co. AC WATD-F/Marshfield, MA, "Phone Hijinks"
  • Feature Story: CODCOMM Rock WPXC (PIXY 103)/Cape Cod, "Homeless for the Holidays"
  • Spot News: WATD, "March for Our Lives"
  • Sports Play-by-Play: Beasley Sports WBZ-FM/98.5 THE SPORTS HUB/Boston, Boston Bruins Hockey
  • Sports Feature: WATD, "Kingston Hockey Classic"
  • Station Imaging: WBZ-FM
  • Station Promotional Announcement: WBQT, $96,000 Song Scramble
  • Public Service Announcement: WCTK, "Volunteer First Responders"
  • Individual Commercial: Townsquare Media Top 40 WBEC-FM/LIVE 95.9-Classic Hits WUPE-FM (WHOOPIE)/Pittsfield, MA, "BACKWATER- Duel"
  • Commercial Campaign: Nantucket Radio Triple A WAZK/97.7 ACK/Nantucket, FUSARO'S

The Alaska Broadcasters Association gave out its 2018 Goldie Awards on November 9th.







Radio winners included:





Radio Division 1
  • BEST RADIO COMMERCIAL - :30 or Less: Alpha Media Classic Hits KEAG/KOOL 97.3/Anchorage, "Enhance Orthopedic Surgery -- New Knee," John Miller, Lindsey Dailey, Joe Campbell
  • BEST RADIO COMMERCIAL - :30 or More: Alpha Media Country KBRJ/K-BEAR 104.1/ANCHORAGE, "EDDIE'S SPORTS BAR -- Country Night -- Game Show," Steven Franklin, Mike Ford, John Miller, Cherie Curry, Matt Valley
  • BEST STATION-ORIGINATED COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: Ohana Media Group Modern AC KMBQ/ Q99.7/Wasilla, AK, "My House Radiothon," Eddie Maxwell, Justen O'brien, Tony Kyriss
  • BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM: iHeartMedia News-Talk KENI-AM/Anchorage, "The Mike Porcaro Show," Mike Porcaro, Joe "Crash" Albrecht
  • BEST UNIQUELY ALASKAN PROGRAM: Ohana Media Group Country KXLW/96.3 THE MOOSE/Anchorage, "Outdoors Alaska," Jeff Varvil, Dr. Sarah Lavery, Shelley Woodworth
  • BEST IMAGING: iHeartMedia Top 40 KGOT/Anchorage, Casey Bieber
  • BEST SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY: Alpha Media Sports KHAR-A/Anchorage, Glacier Pilots Baseball, Matt Hoag, Bob Barger, Jacob Bickford, Joe Campbell
  • Best Promotional Announcement: iHeartMedia Classic Rock KBFX/100.5 THE FOX/Top 40 KGOT/Anchorage, "The Lakefront Anchorage Beer & Bacon Festival," Joe Albrecht, Casey Bieber, Vanessa Layman
  • BEST RADIO SHOW: Alpha Media News-Talk KFQD-AM-K279BG/Anchorage, "Big Alaska Show," Steve Stripling, Mike Ford

Radio Division 2
  • BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM: iHeartMedia Country KIAK/Fairbanks, "Pete, JB AND Kathryn," Pete Van Nort, Jb Carnahan, Kathryn Harris
  • BEST SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY: KSRM, INC. Sports KSLD-A/Soldotna, AK, "Final Minutes of Nikiski 15-point Comeback," Dan Gensel
  • BEST IMAGING: KSRM, INC. Classic Hits KKNI-FM/Sterling, AK, "Set Your Dial," Jonathan Hanst, Matt Wilson
  • BEST UNIQUELY ALASKAN PROGRAM: Capital Community Broadcasting noncommercial KTOO/Juneau, "Midnight Oil," Jennifer Pemberton, Annie Feidt, Elizabeth Jenkins
  • BEST PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Alaska Broadcast Communications Country KGTW/Gateway Country/Ketchikan, "The First Ever Gateway Country Ultimate Couch Potato Contest!" Michelle O'brien
  • BEST BREAKING NEWS STORY: KSRM, INC. News-Talk KSRM-AM/Soldotna, "Earthquake and Tsunami On The Peninsula," Jennifer Williams, Matt Wilson
  • BEST NEWS FEATURE: Raven Radio Foundation noncommercial KCAW/RAVEN RADIO/Sitka, "When preschoolers meet Pioneer Home residents, both benefit," Katherine Rose
  • BEST RADIO COMMERCIAL - :31 or More: KSRM, "Micciche For Senate - Operation," Joe Rizzo, Britney Baier, Bryce Stanton, Peter Micciche
  • BEST NEWS STORY: KTOO, "State wants to stop billing homeowners for tech support after spills," Rashah Mcchesney
  • BEST SPORTSCAST: North Wave Communications Country KVAK-AM/Valdez, AK, "Valdez Kids Pink Salmon Derby," Ricky Colapietro, Laurie Prax, Jessica Watson, Nicolas Alfaro
  • BEST RADIO COMMERCIAL - :30 or Less: KFMJ Radio LLC Oldies KFMJ/Ketchikan, "Three Fleas," Tracy Brown

Student Radio Division
  • BEST RADIO SHOW: University Of Alaska- Fairbanks Alternative KSUA/Fairbanks, "Critical Hits," Luke Soren Nielsen, Rachel Elmer, Amelia Cooper, Josh Tullar
  • BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Unalaska Community Broadcasting Variety KUCB/Unalaska, AK, "Stop at Crosswalks," Girl Scout Troop 381
  • BEST NEWS FEATURE: KTOO, "Does Juneau really have a Florida federal building’s pelicans?" Carter Barrett
  • BEST PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT: KVAK, "Radio Games - Squidward on a Chair," Justin Prax, Richard Colapietro
 
 
 

Kane Brown (YouTube, Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

RCA Nashville’s Kane Brown made an appearance on ABC-TV’s “JIMMY KIMMEL Live!” following the “52ND Annual Cma Awards” last night (11/14). Brown performed his current single, “Lose It,” as well as “Experiment” album cut, “Good As You.”

Watch those here and here, respectively.









COLORADO SPRINGS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
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Data Released:  11/14/18
Subscribers Added:  11/14/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 1 8
KVUU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.3 5.4 6.3 5.7
KIBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.2 3.5 3.8 3.7
KKLI-FM Adult Contemporary 3.2 3.7 3.0 3.5
KBIQ-FM Contemporary Christian 2.2 3.8 2.9 3.4
KGFT-FM Religious 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.2
KVUU-F2+ Contemporary Christian 1.1 0.7 1.4 1.1
KZNT-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.2 0.5 0.4
           
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MADISON
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Data Released:  11/14/18
Subscribers Added:  11/14/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WIBA-FM Classic Rock 5.6 4.4 5.2 5.7
WZEE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 6.0 6.1 5.5
WMAD-FM Country 2.9 3.9 4.7 4.0
WIBA-AM News Talk Information 5.2 4.9 3.1 3.3
WTSO-AM All Sports 2.3 2.1 1.4 1.6
WXXM-FM Classic Hits 1.9 1.1 1.0 0.7
           
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MOBILE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  11/14/18
Subscribers Added:  11/14/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WKSJ-FM Country 7.1 6.4 8.4 7.9
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 5.8 6.2 7.0 6.6
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary 5.3 4.2 4.5 4.5
WMXC-F2+ Gospel 1.8 2.5 2.4 2.9
WNTM-AM News Talk Information 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.7
           
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+Call letter change.
TOLEDO
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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  11/14/18
Subscribers Added:  11/14/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
WVKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.7 6.8 7.4 7.8
WRVF-FM Adult Contemporary 6.9 8.5 6.9 7.0
WIOT-FM Mainstream Rock 6.5 6.7 5.8 5.9
WSPD-AM News Talk Information 3.6 2.8 4.7 4.7
WVKS-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.7 2.3 2.5 1.9
WCKY-FM Country 1.4 1.3 0.9 1.0
WCWA-AM All Sports * 0.5 0.4 0.7
           
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+Call letter change.
WICHITA
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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
Data Released:  11/14/18
Subscribers Added:  11/14/18
Subscriber Format WI 18 SP 18 SU 18 PHASE 1 FA 18
KZSN-FM New Country 6.7 6.1 8.6 8.5
KZCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.2
KRBB-FM Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.6 3.6 3.7
KTHR-FM Alternative 3.0 2.7 3.1 2.9
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.

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iHeartMedia has made public the members selected to serve on its Board of Directors upon its emergence from Chapter 11.

Subject to the confirmation of the company's Plan of Reorganization, the post-emergence Board will consist of the following members:

Bob Pittman, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Pittman is the current CEO and Board Chairman of iHeartMedia.

Jay Rasulo, Lead Independent Director. Rasulo was formerly an executive at Walt Disney Company from 1986 through 2015, having spent his last five years at Disney as the CFO/Sr. EVP.

Gary Barber served as the Chairman/CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) from 2010 through March 2018.
    
Rich Bressler is the current Pres./COO/CFO of iHeartMedia

Brad Gerstner is the Founder/CEO of Altimeter Capital, an internet, software, and travel focused investment firm founded in 2008.

Sean Mahoney is a private investor. He currently serves as a director at two public companies, APTIV PLC and Arconic INC., and at post-bankruptcy Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan is the Founder/CEO of Drawbridge, a company focused on designing quantitative algorithms for numerous areas, including computational advertising.

“We are excited about both the depth and range of our new Board members,” said Pittman. “We know our ability to draw on the experience of this unique combination of leaders in their respective fields will give us an unparalleled competitive advantage as we build our next level of growth.”
 
iHeartMedia’s current Board of Directors will remain in place until the company emerges from Chapter 11, at which time the new Board will assume its responsibilities. 

The "2018 BMI Country Awards" were a celebratory night for Jesse Frasure, who was named BMI's Songwriter of the Year. In an emotional acceptance speech he said that his wife was recuperating from a double mastectomy just three weeks prior to the Tuesday, November 13 show and is now cancer-free.  Frasure was celebrated for writing five of the most-performed songs of the 2018: Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me" and 'unforgettable;" Easton Cobin's "A Girl Like You;" Old Dominion's "No Such Thing As A Broken Heart;" and LoCash's "'Ring On Every Finger." Jay-Z congratulated Frasure in a video message.  The Song of the Year prize went to Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know," written by Tyler Reeve and Trent Tomlinson.  Winning the Publisher of the Year accolade was Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group, which is behind 20 fo the 50 most-performed songs of the year.

Legendary musician, songwriter and producer Steve Cropper (left) was honored with BMI's "Icon Award," and was celebrated in a song by Luke Combs "Knock on Wood"; John Legend "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay"; Maggie Rose "In The Midnight Hour"' and Lucie Silvas, Blues musician Mike Farris and famed guitarist Kenny Greenberg, who performed a mashup of "Soul Man" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'." 

Said Cropper in his acceptance speech, "There's no more thrill than hearing something you did on the radio.”

Aaron Watson's Big Label Records has added as Director of Northeast Promotion and Marketing effective immediately.

Davis handled similar duties at BBR Music Group's Red Bow Records imprint before it folded in July.  His prior stops include cold River Records, Country Thunder and more on the record label side, and time in Gainesville, FL; Daytona Beach, FL; Charlotte; Jacksonville, FL; and Tallahassee, FL during his years in radio.  Davis will remain in Nashville.

"I've known Jeff for ages, going back to his early radio days," said Big Label Records Head Tony Morreale. "He's passionate about music and radio and hustles to make things happen. He joins us at the perfect time to set up Aaron Watson's continued ascent in 2019 and as we broaden the roster."

Added Davis, "I am extremely honored to be asked to join this awesome team! I've known and respected all that Tony has accomplished for years and couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Big Label family and all that its future has in store!"

Get in touch with Davis by phone at (615) 260-4975 or via email here.
  

The Country Music Association (CMA) announced winners in two categories for the "52nd Annual CMA Awards" this morning on ABC TV's "Good Morning America." Taking home early awards are Thomas Rhett, who won the Video of the Year category for "Marry Me," and Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy, who topped the Music Event category with their hit collarboation, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." Director TK McCamy shared the video award with Rhett.

Winners in the remaining ten categories will eb revealed on tonight's show, airling live on ABC TV beginning at 7 p.m. (CT). Chesney could earn a second award if he wins  in the Entertainer of the  Year category.  Rhett scored additional nominations for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year.

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