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AUSTIN
 
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KBPA-FM Adult Hits 8.2 9.3 9.2  
KUT-FM News Talk Information 7.4 5.8 6.7  
KKMJ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 6.7 6.3  
KAMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.8 6.4 5.9  
KASE-FM Country 5.8 5.4 4.8  
KHFI-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 5.7 4.6  
KVET-FM Country 5.8 5.2 4.5  
KPEZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.8 4.4  
KLBJ-AM News Talk Information 2.8 3.7 4.2  
KLZT-FM Mexican Regional 5.1 4.4 4.0  
KROX-FM Alternative 3.3 3.3 3.8  
KLBJ-FM Classic Rock 4.6 4.2 3.6  
KFMK-FM Contemporary Christian 3.4 2.8 3.1  
KOKE-FM Country 2.1 2.1 2.6  
KGSR-FM Adult Contemporary 1.9 2.3 2.3  
KLQB-FM Mexican Regional 2.2 2.2 2.2  
KUTX-FM Album Adult Alternative 2.2 2.1 2.2  
KTXX-FM All Sports 1.7 1.3 1.6  
KKMJ-FM HD3 Urban Contemporary 1.4 1.5 1.3  
KLZT-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 1.7 1.5 1.3  
KTXX-FM HD4 Classic Hits 1.1 0.9 1.3  
KTSN-AM Album Adult Alternative 1.4 1.2 1.0  
KGSR-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative 0.8 0.8 0.8  
KLJA-FM Spanish Variety 0.9 0.7 0.8  
KVET-AM All Sports 0.4 0.5 0.5  
KJCE-AM News Talk Information 0.3 0.3 0.4  
KVET-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 0.3 0.3 0.4  
KASE-FM HD2 Alternative 0.2 0.2 0.2  
KBPA-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.1  
           
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AUSTIN  
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Cume Persons (00) for Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid  
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Subscriber Format MAY 19 JUN 19 JUL 19  
KBPA-FM Adult Hits 5108 4912 5142  
KKMJ-FM Adult Contemporary 4991 5040 4637  
KHFI-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4112 4157 3699  
KAMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4003 4248 3657  
KVET-FM Country 3369 3556 3168  
KASE-FM Country 3189 3123 3071  
KPEZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2719 3044 3029  
KROX-FM Alternative 2563 2689 2667  
KLBJ-FM Classic Rock 2674 2605 2589  
KUT-FM News Talk Information 2584 2427 2426  
KGSR-FM Adult Contemporary 1739 2013 1797  
KFMK-FM Contemporary Christian 1793 1503 1680  
KLZT-FM Mexican Regional 1697 1743 1575  
KLBJ-AM News Talk Information 1089 1294 1337  
KLQB-FM Mexican Regional 1117 1236 1322  
KKMJ-FM HD3 Urban Contemporary 1165 1343 1263  
KUTX-FM Album Adult Alternative 1401 1257 1222  
KOKE-FM Country 1321 1283 1204  
KTXX-FM HD4 Classic Hits 1029 1068 1063  
KLZT-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 1076 1175 1033  
KGSR-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative 843 786 883  
KLJA-FM Spanish Variety 757 720 715  
KTXX-FM All Sports 764 671 701  
KTSN-AM Album Adult Alternative 845 771 690  
KVET-FM HD2 Spanish Contemporary 308 405 404  
KASE-FM HD2 Alternative 429 406 337  
KVET-AM All Sports 251 288 220  
KJCE-AM News Talk Information 195 213 183  
KBPA-FM HD2 Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 59  
KHFI-FM HD2 Variety 18 56 13  
KPEZ-FM HD2 Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 23 15 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
BAKERSFIELD
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(MAY-JUL)
 
KISV-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.7 8.3 9.4  
KUZZ-FM Country 9.5 8.5 8.1  
KIWI-FM Mexican Regional 6.2 5.4 6.7  
KDFO-FM Classic Rock 4.4 4.3 4.9  
KKXX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 2.9 3.2  
KGFM-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.7 2.6 3.1  
KMYX-FM Mexican Regional 3.5 2.8 3.1  
KPSL-FM Spanish Variety 2.8 1.7 2.7  
KEBT-FM Mexican Regional 4.7 2.1 2.5  
KCWR-FM Classic Country 2.8 2.2 2.4  
KBFP-FM Adult Contemporary 0.8 2.2 2.1  
KRAB-FM Alternative 2.6 2.6 2.1  
KCHJ-FM Spanish Oldies 2.2 2.2 2.0  
KPRX-FM Classical 1.4 1.9 1.7  
KRJK-FM Country 1.4 1.8 1.5  
KBDS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.2 0.8 1.3  
KERN-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.2 1.1  
KMQA-FM Mexican Regional 0.8 1.8 0.7  
KXTT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 1.2 1.0 0.7  
KEAL-FM Mexican Regional 0.3 0.8 0.6  
KHTY-AM All Sports 0.1 0.7 0.6  
KGEO-AM All Sports 0.3 0.4 0.4  
KWAC-AM Spanish Sports 0.6 0.6 0.4  
KBFP-AM Comedy 0.1 0.1 0.1  
KDUV-FM Christian Adult Contemporary * 0.7 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
HONOLULU
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KSSK-FM Adult Contemporary 12.6 13.0 12.5  
KINE-FM Adult Contemporary 5.7 8.2 8.9  
KDDB-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.7 6.6 6.4  
KDNN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.4 5.4 5.5  
KRTR-FM Adult Contemporary 5.9 6.0 5.1  
KUMU-FM Rhythmic AC 5.3 4.6 4.8  
KHPR-FM News Talk Information 6.5 4.8 4.7  
KPHW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 3.8 3.8  
KCCN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.9 3.4 3.6  
KUBT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 2.9 2.8  
KIPO-FM Classical 1.4 1.7 2.7  
KQMQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 2.3 2.2  
KPOI-FM Alternative 1.7 2.1 1.8  
KUCD-FM Alternative 2.0 2.1 1.7  
KHVH-AM News Talk Information 3.7 1.8 1.6  
KKEA-AM All Sports 1.6 1.0 1.2  
KIKI-AM All Sports 0.5 0.4 0.6  
KHKA-AM All Sports 0.4 0.1 0.4  
KUCD-F2+ Active Rock * 0.1 0.1  
KHPR-FM Stream News Talk Information * 0.1 *  
KKNE-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.4 *  
KPRP-AM World Ethnic * 0.2 *  
           
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KNOXVILLE
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WIMZ-FM Classic Rock 8.5 9.3 10.3  
WIVK-FM Country 12.5 10.5 10.1  
WWST-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 6.9 7.6  
WJXB-FM Adult Contemporary 8.4 7.8 7.5  
WCYQ-FM Country 4.0 5.1 5.4  
WOKI-FM News Talk Information 4.2 4.5 4.5  
WNOX-FM Classic Hits 4.0 4.0 4.1  
WKHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 5.4 4.4 4.0  
WUOT-FM Variety 4.2 3.4 3.5  
WDKW-FM Country 3.4 2.7 3.1  
WNML-FM All Sports 3.3 2.3 2.3  
WJBZ-FM Southern Gospel 0.9 1.6 1.7  
WNFZ-FM Adult Hits 1.3 1.5 1.7  
WDVX-FM Variety 1.1 1.1 1.4  
WMYL-FM Country 1.3 1.5 1.4  
WNML-AM All Sports 0.4 0.6 0.4  
WYSH-AM Classic Country 0.3 0.2 0.4  
           
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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS
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KFAB-AM News Talk Information 8.5 9.2 8.9  
KXKT-FM Country 9.4 7.8 8.9  
KGOR-FM Classic Hits 6.3 6.5 7.2  
KSRZ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.0 5.4 5.2  
KEZO-FM Album Oriented Rock 4.6 5.3 5.0  
KKCD-FM Classic Rock 4.2 5.3 5.0  
KOPW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 4.5 4.9  
KQCH-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.3 4.7 4.4  
KIOS-FM News Talk Information 4.0 3.5 3.2  
KFFF-FM Classic Country 2.2 3.2 3.0  
KGBI-FM Christian Adult Contemporary 2.3 3.5 3.0  
KQKQ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.8 2.9 3.0  
KISO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.3 2.9 2.7  
KOOO-FM Classic Rock 2.6 2.6 2.7  
KIWR-FM Alternative 2.9 2.8 2.1  
KOZN-AM All Sports 2.0 1.8 1.4  
KOIL-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.3 1.3  
KXSP-AM All Sports * 1.3 1.3  
KISO-F2+ Classic Rock 1.5 0.6 0.7  
KGOR-F3+ Contemporary Christian 0.2 0.1 0.1  
KMMQ-AM Mexican Regional 0.2 0.1 0.1  
KZOT-AM All Sports 0.3 0.3 0.1  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
TULSA
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KRMG-FM News Talk Information 10.2 7.4 8.3  
KWEN-FM Country 5.9 7.2 7.7  
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 5.7 6.2 6.3  
KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.5 5.1 6.2  
KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 5.0 5.5 5.4  
KXBL-FM Classic Country 5.4 5.1 4.9  
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.3 4.6 4.6  
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 3.8 4.3 4.5  
KVOO-FM Country 4.9 4.0 3.9  
KTGX-FM Country 3.3 2.9 3.5  
KWGS-FM News Talk Information 3.2 3.2 3.1  
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 3.2 3.0  
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 1.8 1.6 1.3  
KWTU-FM Classical 0.7 1.3 1.1  
KOSU-FM News Talk Information 0.5 0.7 0.4  
KWEN-F2+ Active Rock 0.6 0.4 0.4  
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 0.9 0.2 0.2  
KTGX-F2+ Classic Rock 0.1 0.4 0.2  
KAKC-AM All Sports 0.1 0.2 0.1  
KTBZ-AM All Sports 0.4 0.4 0.1  
KJTH-FM Contemporary Christian * 0.1 *  
KLRC-FM Contemporary Christian * 0.1 *  
KOSU-FM Stream News Talk Information * 0.1 *  
           
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08/16/2019 2:48 PM
Garth Hits Second Dive Bar
Garth dove into Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA for his second Dive Bar concert.

KUZZ hosted the event and country radio stations across the nation were given the chance to send contest winners.  There were over 600 people in the audience.  Crystal Palace has a special place in Garth's heart as that was the place he asked Trisha Yearwood to marry him in May 2005. 

This was the second of seven Dive Bar concerts.  The first was Joe's on Weed Street in Chicago last month. The remaining five are yet to be announced. Garth recently joined Seagram's 7 to declare this the summer of Dive Bars! The pair are working to make roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired and have committed to 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons at joinnthepact.com.

 

08/16/2019 12:38 PM
Brad Austin Leaves WXCY
Brad Austin, OM/PD/afternoon host has left Forever Corporation's WXCU/Wilmington, DE. Austin has been with the station since 2013 and was promoted to his most recent position three years later. His resume includes time at WTNR, Grand Rapids; WYTE/Wausau, WI; WWQM/Madison and WGTY/York, PA.  He is looking for his next opportunity and ou can reach him here.

At WXCY, morning co-host Tyler Daniel will go to afternoons. Daniel has been with the station since 2004.  Get in touch with him here. The PD position is yet to be determined. MD/evening host Jeff Hunt will take label calls.  Reach him here

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard aka Florida Georgia Line have partnered with AWAL and created Round Here Records partnering with AWAL to launch former Mercury recording artist Canaan Smith. AWAL will provide Smith with services including marketing and distribution.

"We are always pushing ourselves to be creative, elevate our business ventures, and continue to pay it forward," says Kelley. "We’ve seen first-hand Canaan’s pure talent both in the writing room and out on the road. Tyler and I couldn’t be more proud to have him lead off Round Here Records." 

This expands upon Tree Vibez Music, a publishing company the duo launched in 2005, where Smith signed last year. According to label rep, promotions plans are in the works.

08/16/2019 12:15 PM
Leadership Team Named at Cox
After the end of regulatory review process and close of the deal between Cox Media Group and Apollo, Cox Media Group's new leadership will include CEO Kim Guthrie; EVP/CFO Brett Fennell; EVP/Content Product and Innovation Marian Pittman; EVP/Radio Bill Hendrich; EVP/Television, Paul Curran; EVP/Chief People Officer Mary Elle Marcillatt-Falkner; and General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary Heidi Eddy-Dorn.

Cox Enterprises will retain a minority stake in the new company, maintaining the Cox Media Group name including eight Country stations including WHKO Dayton, OH; KKBQ and KTHT/Houston; WWKA/Orlando; KCYY and KKYX AM/San Antonio; KWEN/Tulsa and WNGC/Athens, GA.

Hurley ZFKY/Grand Cayman PD/morning host Doug Dodds has left after more than three years.  He is in search of his next opportunity.

He's worked in Santa Rosa, CA and Portland OR and can be reached here. At ZFKY, OM Jason Howard is accepting resumes and airchecks here.












ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY
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WGNA-FM Country 6.6 7.4 7.6  
WGY-AM News Talk Information 7.7 6.3 6.5  
WYJB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.1 5.5 6.1  
WPYX-FM Classic Rock 5.8 5.8 5.7  
WFLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 5.5 5.5  
WRVE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.3 5.2  
WTRY-FM Classic Hits 4.9 5.4 5.2  
WAMC-FM News Talk Information 6.1 4.5 4.0  
WROW-AM Oldies 2.7 3.3 3.2  
WQBK-FM Mainstream Rock 2.7 2.9 2.9  
WMHT-FM Classical 5.2 2.9 2.7  
WKLI-FM New Country 3.0 2.5 2.5  
WKKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.7 2.2 2.2  
WAJZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.8 2.1 2.1  
WGDJ-AM News Talk Information 2.3 1.8 1.7  
WQSH-FM Classic Rock 1.4 1.3 1.7  
WTMM-FM All Sports 1.7 1.6 1.7  
WQSH-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.2 1.2 1.4  
WOFX-AM All Sports 0.2 0.5 0.9  
WFFG-FM Country 0.5 0.8 0.7  
WRVE-F2+ New Country 0.5 0.9 0.6  
WINU-FM Alternative 0.9 0.4 0.4  
WNYQ-FM Classic Hits 0.5 0.6 0.4  
WKBE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WAMC-AM News Talk Information * 0.2 *  
WBUG-FM Country * 0.7 *  
WCAN-FM News Talk Information * 0.1 *  
WCKM-FM Classic Hits * 0.1 *  
WEXT-FM Album Adult Alternative * 0.8 *  
WFCR-FM News Talk Information * 0.1 *  
WKAJ-AM Country * 0.1 *  
WMHT-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative * 0.2 *  
WVTL-AM Classic Country * 0.2 *  
           
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+Call letter change.
 
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM
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WODE-FM Classic Rock 9.3 10.8 11.2  
WAEB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.6 9.4 10.1  
WCTO-FM Country 9.4 8.4 9.2  
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 5.9 7.3 7.4  
WLEV-FM Adult Contemporary 6.2 5.9 5.3  
WHOL-AM Spanish Tropical 3.8 5.1 5.1  
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 5.0 3.2 3.7  
WAEB-F3+ Spanish Hot Adult Contemporary 0.9 1.1 1.3  
WDAS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 1.1 0.9 1.2  
WKXW-FM Talk/Personality 1.0 1.5 1.2  
WUSL-FM Urban Contemporary 2.5 1.1 1.2  
WWYY-FM Alternative 1.4 1.2 1.1  
WIOQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 1.2 0.8  
WRFF-FM Alternative 0.6 0.6 0.6  
WOR-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.1 0.1  
WABC-AM News Talk Information * 0.2 *  
WEEX-AM All Sports 0.5 0.5 *  
WSBG-FM Adult Contemporary 0.1 0.2 *  
WVIA-FM Classical * 0.1 *  
WXPJ-FM Album Adult Alternative 0.1 0.1 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
 
DAYTON
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WHKO-FM Country 9.8 10.3 10.0  
WHIO-AM News Talk Information 6.4 8.1 7.6  
WDHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 7.2 6.8  
WTUE-FM Album Oriented Rock 7.3 6.6 6.4  
WMMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.3 5.9 5.6  
WROU-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 6.1 5.6 5.2  
WCHD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.1 3.7  
WZDA-FM Alternative 2.0 3.0 3.1  
WYSO-FM Variety 2.7 3.0 2.6  
WGTZ-FM Adult Hits 2.2 2.7 2.5  
WRZX-FM Classic Hits 2.7 2.2 2.5  
WZLR-FM Classic Hits 2.7 2.1 1.8  
WDPR-FM Classical 0.8 1.2 1.5  
WCLI-FM Country 2.0 2.6 1.4
WYDB-FM Country 1.4 1.1 1.4
WNKN-FM Classic Country 1.3 1.3 0.9  
WING-AM All Sports 0.9 0.9 0.8  
WVXU-FM News Talk Information 0.2 0.4 0.5  
WMUB-FM News Talk Information 0.2 0.3 0.4  
WONE-AM All Sports 0.2 0.3 0.4  
WGUC-FM Classical * 0.4 0.3  
WHKO-F3+ Urban Oldies 0.7 0.2 0.3  
WDHT-IF Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.1  
WDPG-FM Classical * 0.1 0.1  
WHIO-IF+ News Talk Information * 0.1 0.1  
WIZE-AM Classic Country 0.2 0.2 0.1  
WYSO-IF+ Variety * * 0.1  
WFTK-FM Active Rock * 0.7 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
FRESNO
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KBOS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.0 5.7 6.3  
KLBN-FM Mexican Regional 5.2 4.6 5.5  
KSEQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 4.7 4.9  
KSKS-FM Country 4.7 4.7 4.6  
KMGV-FM Oldies 4.1 4.4 4.4  
KMJ-AM News Talk Information 4.4 4.2 4.1  
KWYE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.4 3.2 3.8  
KHGE-FM Country 3.3 3.2 3.5  
KSOF-FM Adult Contemporary 3.0 3.2 3.2  
KOND-FM Mexican Regional 2.7 3.7 3.0  
KALZ-FM News Talk Information 3.2 3.1 2.7  
KRDA-FM Spanish Adult Hits 3.3 2.8 2.7  
KKBZ-FM Mainstream Rock 2.5 2.6 2.5  
KHIT-FM Spanish Adult Hits 2.2 2.3 2.3  
KFBT-FM Rhythmic AC 2.0 2.2 2.1  
KFSO-FM Mexican Regional 2.0 1.8 2.1  
KVPR-FM Classical 1.4 2.0 1.8  
KLLE-FM Mexican Regional 1.3 1.6 1.6  
KUFW-FM Mexican Regional * 1.3 1.6  
KCBL-AM All Sports 0.5 0.8 1.0  
KGST-AM All Sports 0.1 0.4 0.2  
KRDU-AM Religious * 0.2 0.2  
KARM-FM Contemporary Inspirational * 0.3 *  
KDUV-FM Christian Adult Contemporary * 0.4 *  
KFBT-FM HD2 Mexican Regional 0.2 * *  
KFCF-FM Variety * 0.4 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GRAND RAPIDS
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WBCT-FM Country 7.9 7.9 8.7  
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 8.7 6.4 7.4  
WCSG-FM Contemporary Christian 7.3 8.5 7.3  
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.6 4.7 5.7  
WLAV-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.0 5.2  
WUOM-FM News Talk Information 4.8 5.0 4.8  
WLHT-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.0 4.5 4.7  
WGRD-FM Active Rock 5.8 4.5 4.4  
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.0 3.9  
WFGR-FM Classic Hits 2.2 3.1 3.1  
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 2.3 2.6  
WTRV-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 2.5 2.4 2.6  
WNWZ-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.3 1.4 2.3  
WTNR-FM Country 1.1 1.8 1.6  
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 1.8 1.5 1.4  
WMAX-FM All Sports 1.2 1.5 1.4  
WGVU-FM News Talk Information 1.0 1.5 1.3  
WGVU-AM Oldies 0.7 0.6 1.2  
WGNB-FM Religious * 1.3 1.0  
WJRW-AM All Sports 0.6 0.5 0.5  
WLCS-FM Classic Hits 0.1 0.1 0.3  
WMRR-FM Classic Rock 0.4 0.9 0.3  
WPRR-AM Educational * 0.1 0.3  
WGVS-FM News Talk Information * * 0.1  
WTKG-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WBBL-AM All Sports 0.8 * *  
WLAW-FM Country 0.4 * *  
           
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WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON
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(MAY-JUL)
 
WKRZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.1 12.2 11.2  
WEZX-FM Classic Rock 6.1 9.5 8.7  
WMGS-FM Adult Contemporary 7.6 7.4 6.9  
WGGY-FM Country 8.4 5.3 6.8  
WILK-AM News Talk Information 4.4 5.5 5.7  
WWRR-FM Classic Hits 3.3 4.0 4.3  
WBSX-FM Active Rock 3.3 4.8 3.8  
WBHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 3.2 3.0  
WSBG-FM Adult Contemporary 1.9 2.1 2.6  
WMQX-FM Adult Hits 1.6 2.4 1.7  
WCTO-FM Country 1.8 1.3 1.2  
WVIA-FM Classical 2.4 1.9 1.2  
WFUZ-FM Alternative 2.0 1.0 1.1  
WSJR-FM Country 1.1 1.1 1.1  
WZZO-FM Mainstream Rock 0.9 0.5 1.1  
WTRW-FM News Talk Information 1.3 1.1 0.7  
WAEB-AM News Talk Information 0.4 0.9 0.6  
WEJL-AM All Sports 1.0 0.4 0.5  
WICK-AM All Sports 0.1 * 0.2  
WKSB-FM Adult Contemporary 0.8 0.9 0.2  
WYCY-FM Classic Hits 0.1 0.4 0.1  
WARM-AM All Sports * 0.1 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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Digital Brand Manager Paul Heling has left Midwest Green Bay including Country WNCY.  He has been with the cluster for 12 years. The position has been eliminated and his duties will be taken internally.  

His previous experience includes six years at KYGO/Denver as Director of Promotions.  He was also with WMIL/Milwaukee in a similar capacity.  He is looking for his next opportunity and may be reached here.

Mark Allen is joining Country KRKI and Oldies KFMH/Badlands/Rapid City, SD as PD. He was most recently with Reising Radio/Columbus, IN as OM and Country WYGB PD. He takes the position previously held by Jim Murphy who left last December.  

Allen has been with Reising since last September.  His previous experience includes time at WECB/Dothan, AL; WBTU/Ft. Wayne, IN and WLXX/Lexington, KY.  Get in touch with him here

No word on plans for his replacement in Columbus.

SVP/Sales for iHeartMedia/Wheeling-Parkersburg WV has been promoted Craig Bommer to Market President for the cluster.  He has been with the cluster since 2016. The stations includes Country WIVK/Wheeling and WNUS/Parkersburg.  He succeeds Mark Fuhrman who has left the company after more than two years.  He will be overseen by Region President/Pittsburgh-West Virginia Tim McAleer. 

"Craig has gone above and beyond and has truly excelled in his role as Sales Manager for the Wheeling/Parkersburg markets," says McAleer. 

Bommer's
resume includes more than 14 years in sales and executive leadership with the ECHL ice hockey team, the Wheeling Nailers.  Get in touch with him here
 

GSM JC Campese has been promoted to Director of Sales for the cluster including Country WWKA.  He takes over for Evelyn Pacheco who left in January 2018. Campese joined Cox in 2000 as Director/Cox Events Group and was promoted to Director of Digital Sales in 2009 before stepping into the GSM in 2012.

Get in touch with him here.











BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  8/14/19
      Subscribers Added:  8/14/19
           
Subscriber Format WI 19 SP 19 JUL 19
(MAY-JUL)
 
WBHJ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.5 8.6 9.7  
WBHK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.1 9.7 8.3  
WBPT-FM Classic Rock 6.2 7.1 7.9  
WZZK-FM Country 6.1 6.0 5.8  
WDXB-FM Country 8.0 4.2 4.7  
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.5 4.4  
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 4.3 4.3  
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.7 4.1  
WAGG-AM Gospel 1.5 2.5 3.5  
WBHM-FM News Talk Information 3.4 3.6 3.5  
WERC-FM News Talk Information 3.8 3.5 3.2  
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 2.8 3.4 3.0  
WJOX-FM All Sports 3.7 2.5 2.4  
WPYA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.9 2.8 2.3  
WMJJ-F2+ Urban Contemporary 2.4 1.9 2.0  
WERC-F2+ Contemporary Inspirational 3.0 1.7 1.9  
WQEN-F2+ Mainstream Rock 1.2 1.2 1.5  
WJLD-AM Blues 1.2 1.6 1.1  
WERC-F3+ Urban Adult Contemporary 0.1 0.3 0.3  
WQEN-F3+ Alternative 0.5 0.5 0.3  
WQSB-FM Country 0.1 0.3 0.3  
WERC-AM News Talk Information 0.2 0.2 0.2  
WMFT-FM Religious * 0.2 0.2  
WMJJ-F3+ Contemporary Christian 0.7 0.1 0.2  
WBHM-IF+ News Talk Information * 0.1 0.1  
WAPI-AM News Talk Information * 0.3 *  
WBHJ-FM HD3 Gospel * 0.4 *  
WENN-AM Gospel * 0.2 *  
WJOX-AM All Sports * 0.1 *  
WJQX-FM All Sports * 0.3 *  
WKXX-FM Adult Contemporary 0.1 * *  
WPYA-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative * 1.0 *  
WZZK-FM HD2 Contemporary Christian * 0.1 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
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BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
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WYRK-FM Country 8.4 9.5 11.7  
WBLK-FM Urban Contemporary 10.3 9.0 9.5  
WGRF-FM Classic Rock 7.0 8.1 9.1  
WBEN-AM News Talk Information 9.7 8.2 7.3  
WHTT-FM Classic Hits 6.0 6.7 5.8  
WKSE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.6 4.9 5.1  
WTSS-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.6 5.0 4.8  
WMSX-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 4.3 4.2 3.7  
WEDG-FM Active Rock 3.2 3.6 3.6  
WBFO-FM News Talk Information 3.9 3.5 3.3  
WGR-AM All Sports 4.9 3.5 3.3  
WBUF-FM Adult Hits 3.0 2.8 2.9  
WECK-AM Oldies 2.7 2.9 2.9  
WNED-FM Classical 2.9 2.4 2.4  
WLKK-FM Alternative 1.3 1.5 1.4  
WWWS-AM Rhythmic Oldies 0.7 0.9 1.0  
WWKB-AM All Sports 0.4 0.3 0.5  
WHLD-AM All Sports * 0.2 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
FT. MYERS-NAPLES
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WARO-FM Classic Rock 3.7 4.3 *  
WAXA-AM Spanish Tropical 0.4 0.3 *  
WAYJ-FM Contemporary Christian 1.6 1.1 *  
WBTT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.8 4.1 *  
WCKT-FM Country 2.7 2.9 *
WCKT-FM HD2 Country 0.1 * *  
WFFY-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.6 2.6 *  
WFSX-AM All Sports 0.4 0.5 *  
WFSX-FM News Talk Information 7.6 6.2 *  
WGCU-FM Educational 4.4 3.8 *  
WGCU-FM HD2 Classical * 0.1 *  
WGUF-FM News Talk Information * 0.5 *  
WINK-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 4.3 *  
WJBX-AM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 *  
WJGO-FM Adult Hits 4.7 4.2 *  
WJPT-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 6.7 6.1 *  
WKES-FM Religious * 0.1 *  
WOLZ-FM Classic Hits 2.2 2.7 *  
WRXK-FM Active Rock 1.9 2.7 *  
WRXK-FM HD2 Spanish Tropical 2.1 2.3 *  
WSGL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary * 0.9 *  
WSOR-FM Religious * 0.5 *  
WTLQ-FM Spanish Contemporary 4.5 4.4 *  
WWCN-FM All Sports 1.4 1.7 *  
WWGR-FM Country 3.8 4.3 *  
WXKB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.3 3.9 *  
WXNX-FM Alternative 2.6 2.4 *  
WZJZ-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.1 2.5 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
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(MAY-JUL)
 
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 8.1 9.5 8.8  
WESC-FM Country 8.2 7.5 7.1
WSSL-FM New Country 7.5 6.0 6.5  
WROQ-FM Classic Rock 5.2 4.9 5.5  
WLFJ-FM Contemporary Christian 4.7 4.6 5.2  
WYRD-FM News Talk Information 4.6 4.4 4.5  
WTPT-FM Active Rock 3.5 3.8 4.0  
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.8 3.9  
WFBC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 4.2 3.8  
WRTH-FM Classic Hits 3.3 3.8 3.5  
WSPA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 3.6 3.5  
WGTK-FM News Talk Information 2.4 2.0 2.5  
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.9 2.3 2.5  
WEPR-FM Classical 2.2 2.4 1.9  
WROO-FM Active Rock 0.8 1.6 1.5  
WGTK-F3+ Gospel 0.8 1.1 1.3  
WFBC-F2+ Urban Contemporary 1.8 2.1 1.2  
WKSF-FM New Country 1.4 1.6 1.2  
WORD-AM All Sports 0.6 0.4 0.4  
WGVL-AM All Sports 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WLFJ-AM Religious 0.2 0.1 0.1  
WAHP-FM Christian Adult Contemporary * 0.1 *  
WCQS-FM Educational * 0.2 *  
WEPC-FM Contemporary Christian * 0.1 *  
WJMZ-FM HD2 Alternative * 1.1 *  
WJMZ-FM HD3 Adult Hits * 0.7 *  
WLFJ-FM HD2 Contemporary Christian * 0.2 *  
WLFJ-FM HD3 Contemporary Christian * 0.6 *  
WNCW-FM Album Adult Alternative * 0.9 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
RICHMOND
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WKHK-FM Country 7.0 9.3 9.2  
WKJS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.6 10.7 8.6  
WBTJ-FM Urban Contemporary 8.9 7.6 8.1  
WCDX-FM Urban Contemporary 5.4 5.3 5.8  
WTVR-FM Adult Contemporary 5.4 5.2 5.3  
WRVA-AM News Talk Information 4.8 4.5 5.1  
WRVQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.5 4.9  
WKLR-FM Classic Rock 4.2 4.9 4.5  
WURV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.5 3.9 4.3  
WCVE-FM News Talk Information 5.8 4.3 3.9  
WPZZ-FM Contemporary Inspirational 4.9 4.7 3.8  
WRXL-FM Mainstream Rock 3.3 4.0 3.5  
WJSR-FM Adult Hits 1.9 1.8 1.8  
WPER-FM Christian Adult Contemporary 1.1 1.3 1.3  
WBBT-FM Classical 0.7 0.4 0.6  
WXGI-AM All Sports 0.7 0.5 0.6  
WRNL-AM All Sports 0.7 0.4 0.5  
WWLB-FM Classical 0.3 0.2 0.2  
WFTH-AM Album Adult Alternative * 0.8 *  
WKHK-FM HD2 Rhythmic Oldies * 1.0 *  
WURV-FM HD2 All Sports * 0.2 *  
WVTW-FM News Talk Information 1.3 1.1 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
ROCHESTER, NY
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(MAY-JUL)
WBEE-FM Country 9.9 9.4 8.6  
WDKX-FM Urban Contemporary 7.4 7.4 7.6  
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 7.8 6.7 6.7  
WPXY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 4.2 5.4  
WCMF-FM Classic Rock 5.5 5.7 5.3  
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 5.3 4.4 4.4  
WBZA-FM Adult Contemporary 3.0 3.1 3.3  
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.6 2.6 2.9  
WXXI-FM Classical 3.1 2.3 2.7  
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.6 1.6 1.7  
WXXI-AM News Talk Information 1.8 2.3 1.7  
WRUR-FM Album Adult Alternative * 1.3 1.6  
WRSB-AM Spanish Tropical 0.9 1.0 0.9  
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.7 0.7 0.6  
WYRK-FM Country 0.6 0.8 0.6
WNBL-FM Country 0.5 0.6 0.5  
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.2 0.7 0.4  
WROC-AM All Sports 0.7 0.6 0.3  
WDNY-FM Classic Rock 0.2 0.4 0.1  
WOKR-AM Classic Country 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WYLF-AM Classic Hits * 0.1 0.1  
WCGR-AM Adult Hits * 0.4 *  
WFLK-FM Classic Hits * 0.1 *  
WGVA-AM News Talk Information * 0.1 *  
WLLW-FM Classic Rock * 0.4 *  
WNYR-FM Adult Contemporary * 0.2 *  
WUUF-FM Country * 0.3 *  
WYSL-AM News Talk Information * 0.5 *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
 
TUCSON
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Subscriber Format WI 19 SP 19 JUL 19
(MAY-
JUL)
 
KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 7.9 8.4  
KIIM-FM Country 7.9 9.1 8.0  
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 5.4 7.0 6.8  
KUAZ-FM News Talk Information 5.1 5.4 6.1  
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 6.1 6.2 5.9  
KMXZ-FM Adult Contemporary 7.3 6.3 5.9  
KNST-AM News Talk Information 4.0 5.6 5.9  
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 3.9 3.2 3.8  
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.4 2.7 3.5  
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.4 3.5 3.4  
KTGV-FM Rhythmic AC 1.8 3.3 3.0  
KFMA-FM Active Rock 3.0 3.1 2.9  
KUAT-FM Classical 2.5 2.7 1.8  
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 2.3 2.0 1.7  
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.7 1.0 1.4  
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 3.3 1.4 1.2  
KYWD-FM Country 2.0 0.8 1.0  
KFFN-AM All Sports 0.8 0.8 0.8  
KXEW-AM Tejano 1.0 0.9 0.7  
KVOI-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.4 0.4  
KTZR-AM All Sports 0.2 0.2 0.2  
KUAZ-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 0.1  
KCUB-AM All Sports * 0.8 *  
KUAS-FM News Talk Information 0.2 * *  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
           
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08/14/2019 12:39 PM
KGGL Looking For PD/PM Drive
Cherry Creek Media's KGGL, 93.3 Eagle Country in Missoula, MT is looking for its next PD/PM drive personality.  This person will be taking over for Robb Reel, who was recently named Operations Manager for the company's seven-station group in Wenatchee, WA and PD of Country KYSN, Kissin' 97.7, effective September 3.

The right candidate will be outgoing and love living the Country lifestyle. Qualified candidates should rush your packages to Operations Manager Chris Wolfe at /todaysnews.html  Cherry Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes healthcare, a 401K and a continuing education program.
 

The Academy of Country Music has announced another round of talent that will appear in the 13th Annual ACM Honors.  Talent that will appear include Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Caylee Hammak, Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Midland, Billy Joe Shaver and Chris Young.  The show will be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 21.

Those artists previously announced include Keith Urban, Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Barbara Mandrell, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Trisha Yearwood.

Special Award recipients include Brooks and Dunn and Martina McBride (ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award), Rodney Crowell, Kye Fleming and Billy Joe Shaver (ACM Poet's Award), Gayle Holcomb (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Miranda Lambert (ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award), Kacey Musgraves (ACM Jim Reeves International Award, and A Star Is Born (ACM Tex Ritter Film Award). Shane McAnally will also be awarded the Songwriter of the Year Award and awards will also honor dinner of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards.

A deal has been finalized between Warner Chappell Music and Round Hill Music. Warner Chappell will now have an exclusive sub-publishing agreement with Round Hill Music. Warner Chappell will also oversee all copyrights for Round Hill around the world (exceptions will be the US, the British Isles and the Nordics). Warner Chappell Music will also explore creative opportunities for Round Hill songs and songwriters across the globe.

"In less than a decade, Round Hill has built an extraordinary collection of evergreen copyrights and iconic catalogs, while at the same time signing some of today’s most exciting and gifted songwriters,” said Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chair & COO Carianne Marshall. “The global potential is enormous, and all of us at Warner Chappell around the world are thrilled to partner with Josh, Richard, Neil and the entire Round Hill team to find new avenues and audiences for this amazing body of work.”

“Carianne and Guy have a vision for Warner Chappell that works really well for the Round Hill catalog overseas,” said Round Hill Music President Neil Gillis. “We know and respect their team, and we are looking forward to a long and wonderful partnership.”

Round Hill was founded in 2010 by Josh Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis.  Some of  their hits include "Happy Together," "All of Me," "She Loves You," "Video Killed The Radio Star," "Calendar Girl," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Stop! In The Name of Love," "When A Man Loves A Woman, "What A Wonderful World," and many more.

Some of their bands include American Authors, Bronze Radio Returns, Lettuce, Florida Georgia Line, Too Many Zooz, Royal Teeth and more.

Round Hill Nashville's roster of hit songwriters includes Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Jimmy Robbins, Wade Kirby, Eric Aries and Danny Myrick. And, through a partnership with Big Loud, Round Hill Nashville also represents writers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton and Matt Dragstrem.
 

The newly-elected ACM Lifting Lives officers for the 2019-2020 term are: FBMM's Paul Barnabee (Chairman), Premier Global's Troy Volhoffer (Vice-Chairman), Premier Global's Troy Vollhoffer (Vice-Chairman), Fridrich & Clark's Lorie Lytle (VP), Wiles + Taylor and Co.'s Dwight Wiles (Treasurer) and ACMLL's Taylor Wolf (Secretary).

“I’m honored to have served on both the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives boards for many years and be a part of their continuous growth. As Chairman, my aim will be to continue the good work of those who have served before me, improving lives through the power of music.  I want to thank the artists who year in and year out generously give their time to Lifting Lives and the ACM board. I look forward to working closely with Lyndsay Cruz, Executive Director, and the entire ACM team, to help Lifting Lives make an even bigger impact in 2020,” said ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Paul Barnabee.

The terms take effect in August rather than in November.  This shift makes it easier to align officers' service with the awards cycle.

George Strait will expand his "Strait To Vegas" shows into 2020, with two shows at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. local time via straitovervegas.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public as of August 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, August 22 at 10 p.m.

Next month Strait will release a limited edition re-issue of his "1995 Strait Out of the Box: Part 1," exclusively with Walmart beginning September 13. That is also the day that the official soundtrack for "Country Music-A Film By Ken Burns" is released.  It features Strait's classic "Amarillo By Morning."

08/14/2019 6:40 AM
Braun Leaves Warner/WAR
Warner/WAR Dreictor/West Coast Radio and Streaming Raffaella Braun has left.  She has been with Warner since 2011. Prior to that she was with CAA. Get in touch with her here.

Riser House Director/Southeast Promo Kimmy Trosdahl has resigned her position and will now cover the western region for WAR on an interim basis. Reach her here.Meanwhile Riser House Director/National Promo Maurisa Pasick will handle Trosdahl's former region.  Get in touch with her here.

If interested in Braun's position get in touch with VP/Radio and Streaming Tom Martens here.










BATON ROUGE
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Subscriber Format SP 19 PHASE 1 SU 19 JUL 19
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KQXL-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * * 11.8  
WEMX-FM Urban Contemporary * * 10.7  
WFMF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.0 7.7 7.7  
WYNK-FM Country 6.8 6.5 6.5  
WRQQ-FM Classic Hits * * 4.0  
WJBO-AM News Talk Information 3.3 3.7 3.7  
WXOK-AM Gospel * * 3.6  
BLOOD-FM Adult Contemporary 3.0 2.5 2.5  
WRKF-FM News Talk Information * * 2.4  
KVDU-FM Adult Hits * * 1.5  
KHXT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 1.0  
WYLD-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * * 1.0  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
LOUISVILLE
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Subscriber Format SP 19 PHASE 1 SU 19 JUL 19
(MAY-JUL)
 
WAMZ-FM Country 7.4 7.7 7.7  
WHAS-AM News Talk Information 7.8 7.3 7.3  
WGZB-FM Urban Contemporary * * 6.8  
WDJX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 5.4  
WQNU-FM New Country * * 5.2  
WMJM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * * 5.1  
WAKY-FM Classic Hits * * 4.7  
WSFR-FM Classic Hits * * 4.4  
WVEZ-FM Adult Contemporary * * 4.3  
WFPL-FM News Talk Information * * 4.1  
WQMF-FM Mainstream Rock 3.7 3.3 3.3  
WNRW-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 2.9 2.9  
WXMA-FM Adult Hits * * 2.2  
WRKA-FM Rhythmic AC * * 1.9  
WTFX-FM Urban Contemporary 1.8 1.7 1.7  
WFPK-FM Album Adult Alternative * * 1.6  
WLGX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.7 1.6 1.6  
WKJK-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.2 1.2  
WUOL-FM Classical * * 1.2  
WLCL-FM All Sports * * 0.9  
WKRD-AM All Sports 0.8 0.7 0.7  
WGHL-FM Alternative * * 0.6  
WHBE-AM All Sports * * 0.6  
WLGX-F2+ Contemporary Christian 0.3 0.3 0.3  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
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NEW ORLEANS
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(MAY-JUL)
 
WYLD-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 12.3 12.6 12.6  
WQUE-FM Urban Contemporary 10.4 10.5 10.5  
WLMG-FM Adult Contemporary * * 6.0  
WWL-FM News Talk Information * * 5.5  
WRNO-FM News Talk Information 5.8 5.0 5.0  
WNOE-FM Country 5.0 4.8 4.8  
WKBU-FM Classic Rock * * 4.2  
WEZB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 4.0  
WWNO-FM News Talk Information * * 2.7  
KMEZ-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * * 2.5  
KVDU-FM Adult Hits 2.1 2.0 2.0  
WWOZ-FM Variety * * 2.0  
WZRH-FM Alternative * * 1.8  
WWWL-AM Urban Oldies * * 1.5  
WRNO-F2+ Urban Oldies 1.1 1.2 1.2  
WYLD-AM Gospel 2.1 1.2 1.2  
WBSN-FM Contemporary Christian * * 0.8  
WBOK-AM Talk/Personality * * 0.6  
WFMF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.5  
WWNO-F2 Classical * * 0.3  
WYNK-FM Country * * 0.3  
KTLN-FM Variety * * 0.1  
KVDU-F2+ Spanish Tropical 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WNOZ-FM New AC (NAC)/Smooth Jazz * * 0.1  
WODT-AM All Sports 0.2 0.1 0.1  
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
+Call letter change.
           
 
OKLAHOMA CITY
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KOMA-FM Classic Hits 6.5 7.0 7.0  
KJYO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 6.2 6.2  
KTST-FM New Country 5.7 6.1 6.1  
KJKE-FM New Country 4.8 5.5 5.5  
WWLS-FM All Sports * * 4.3  
KMGL-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 4.1 4.1  
KATT-FM Mainstream Rock * * 4.0  
KXXY-FM Country 4.3 3.8 3.8  
KYIS-FM Hot Adult Contemporary * * 3.7  
KTOK-AM News Talk Information 3.4 2.6 2.6  
KGOU-FM News Talk Information * * 2.5  
KBRU-FM Classic Rock 2.2 2.1 2.1  
KNAH-FM Country 1.8 2.1 2.1  
KQOB-FM Adult Hits * * 2.0  
KRXO-FM All Sports 1.5 1.8 1.8  
KTUZ-FM Mexican Regional 1.9 1.8 1.8  
KKWD-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 1.7  
KOMA-F3+ Urban Oldies 1.8 1.6 1.6  
KUCO-FM Classical * * 1.6  
KOSU-FM News Talk Information * * 1.0  
KRXO-F2+ Classic Rock 1.0 1.0 1.0  
KOMA-F2 Alternative * * 0.9  
KRXO-F3+ Spanish Adult Hits 0.9 0.7 0.7  
KOKC-AM News Talk Information 0.4 0.4 0.4  
KBRU-F2+ Mexican Regional 0.2 0.3 0.3  
WKY-AM Spanish Sports * * 0.2  
KEBC-AM All Sports 0.1 0.1 0.1  
KGHM-AM All Sports * 0.1 0.1  
KZLS-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 0.1  
           
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PUERTO RICO
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WKAQ-AM News Talk Information 8.6 8.6 8.6  
WODA-FM Latino Urban * * 7.1  
WZNT-FM Spanish Tropical * * 6.4  
WMEG-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 5.7  
WKAQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 4.4 4.4  
WXYX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 3.9  
WNVM-FM Spanish Contemporary Christian * * 2.6  
WERR-FM Contemporary Christian * * 2.5  
WNOD-FM Latino Urban * * 1.8  
WEGM-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 1.6  
WUKQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.3 1.5 1.5  
WRXD-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.7  
WIOB-FM Spanish Tropical * * 0.5  
WZMT-FM Spanish Tropical * * 0.5  
WYEL-AM News Talk Information 0.3 0.2 0.2  
WELX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.1  
WUKQ-AM News Talk Information 0.1 0.1 0.1  
WXLX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.1  
           
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Congrats to Tracey Baumgard who has been named Market President for iHeartMedia in Huntington, WV.  The cluster includes Country B97 and The Bear 107.1 (Country). She will report to Tim McAleer, Region President for iHeartMedia Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

Baumgard has been with the iHeartMedia Huntington group for 23 years.  She has held several positions including traffic, accounting, promotions and events, marketing and sales. She was also GSM for the cluster. Her resume includes time at 103.3 TCR Country.

"I'm thrilled to be leading the iHeartMedia Huntington team," said Baumgard. "I look forward to motivating and collaborating with the programming, business and sales teams while helping to elevate the Huntington market to unmatched heights." 
 

Marty Young, former KVOO/Tulsa morning co-host is the new Joco Morning Show at WKJO/Smithfield, NC. The show is co-hosted by Carlie. He left KVOO in April after a year with the station.  This is a return to the area for Young.  He spent 16 years at WQDR/Raleigh.

Peter Bowen has joined Townsquare as Director of Sales for its Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA, cluster. HE will lead the local sales team for stations in the cluster including Country KHAK-FM 98.1, Classic Rock KRNA-FM 94.1, Adult Hits KDAT-FM 104.5 and Top 40 KRQN. Bowen will report to Market President Chief Revenue Officer Terry Peters.

Bowen's prior stops include senior management positions at Entercom, Cumulus and CBS Radio in LA and Chicago. In Chicago he led the top-billing station in Chicago, WBBM NewsRadio.

"Peter is a rare find, having an impressive pedigree and track record of sales leadership with some of the best multimedia companies in the United States,” said Peters. “He has led some of the biggest brands in our industry with an extraordinary ability to build winning teams that deliver consistently strong results for our clients.”
 

ABC Radio is offering a three-hour "Raised on 90's Country Salute" for airing Labor Day Weekend. The show is hosted by Chris Young and pays tribute to country of the 1990s with special feature songs inspired by the decade and insights on hits form the era. Guests include Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett.

Get in touch with ABC's Heidi Oringer for additional information here.

Sony/Nashville and JW Marriott Nashville will launch "Soundtrack by JW on Vinyl Record Day" (8/12). 

“We aim to weave Nashville’s unique culture into every experience we share with our guests,” said Lukus Kindlesparker, General Manager, JW Marriott Nashville. “As you travel throughout Nashville, music can be heard billowing out some of the most highly-regarded live music venues in the world featuring up and coming artists who may very well become tomorrow’s biggest breakout stars. With this partnership, we will provide our guests with music from some of Nashville’s most famed artists.”

They will allow access to Sony's Bluetooth Turntable, Sony Headphones and a choice of four vinyl collections including Current Country, Country Women, Legends and Superstars and Outlaw Country. For more info go here.

08/13/2019 12:03 AM
Hunnicutt to Big Machine
Clay Hunnicutt has been named GM for Big Machine.  He will oversee the label with current GM Jim Weatherson through the transition before moving to a consulting and "synergy agent" role.

"I have worked with Clay Hunnicutt throughout my career on the radio side and record side," said BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta. "He is a consummate professional with a tireless work ethic and boundless creativity. He is the perfect compliment to our executive team and I’m sure he will turn great results. I also want to thank Jim Weatherson, who has been attached to the BMLG in one way or another since our inception. He helped to launch the ground-breaking Nash Icon label and then led Big Machine through a very successful leadership transition. Jim came to me a year ago to discuss his exit strategy and the timing of this announcement dovetails perfectly for what Jim wants to do. His DNA is imprinted at the label group."

"Scott Borchetta and I have talked about working together for years and it's exciting that we were finally able to put it goether, espcieally during such a dynamic time for Big Machine," said Hunnicutt. "There's an amazing team already in place and I can't wait to jump in and see where we can take the Big Machine artists together."

Hunnicutt left Big Loud last month after four years with the label and, prior to that, he worked for iHeart/Clear Channel.  Reach him here and Weatherson here.
 









 
BISMARCK, ND
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KSSS-FM Active Rock 9.4 8.7 10.8 12.7
KFYR-AM News Talk Information 8.6 7.1 7.5 8.5
KQDY-FM Country 7.8 7.9 8.3 8.5
KACL-FM Classic Hits 7.8 7.9 7.5 7.6
KBMR-AM Country 7.0 6.3 6.7 7.6
KBYZ-FM Classic Rock 4.7 5.6 6.7 5.1
KUSB-FM Country 4.7 4.8 4.2 4.2
KKCT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.3 7.1 5.8 3.4
KYYY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 4.0 4.2 3.4
KXMR-AM All Sports 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7
KLXX-AM News Talk Information 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
           
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HARRISONBURG, VA
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WKCY-FM Country 12.3 10.7 9.2 8.5
WACL-FM Mainstream Rock 7.9 5.7 5.9 6.6
WMRA-FM News Talk Information * * 7.6 6.6
WAZR-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.4 3.3 3.4 3.8
WSVO-FM Adult Contemporary 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.8
WEMC-FM Classical * * 1.7 1.9
WKCY-AM News Talk Information 2.6 1.6 0.8 1.9
WNRN-FM Album Adult Alternative * * 0.8 0.9
           
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JACKSON, TN
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WYJJ-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.1 11.8 12.6 12.9
WFKX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.0 8.2 8.0 8.6
WJAK-AM Urban Contemporary 6.7 8.2 9.2 7.5
WOGY-FM Country 7.9 5.9 6.9 7.5
WHHG-FM Classic Rock 3.4 3.5 4.6 4.3
WWYN-FM Country 5.6 4.7 4.6 4.3
WHHM-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 7.1 5.7 3.2
WZDQ-FM Active Rock 2.2 2.4 3.4 3.2
WHRK-FM Urban Contemporary 1.1 1.2 1.1 2.2
WLLI-AM Classic Country 1.1 1.2 1.1 2.2
WKNO-FM News Talk Information * * 2.3 1.1
KJMS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * 1.2 * *
WGKX-FM Country 1.1 * * *
           
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RAPID CITY, SD
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KOTA-AM News Talk Information 5.2 6.2 6.1 6.8
KQRQ-FM Classic Hits 5.9 7.7 7.6 6.8
KDDX-FM Active Rock 5.9 4.6 4.6 5.3
KZLK-FM Adult Contemporary 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3
KZZI-FM Country 2.2 3.1 3.1 2.3
           
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SAN ANGELO, TX
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KIXY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 10.3 11.3 10.7 10.4
KCLL-FM Classic Hits 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.5
KWFR-FM Classic Rock 8.6 6.1 4.5 5.7
KGKL-FM Country 7.8 8.7 6.3 4.7
KBTP-FM Mexican Regional 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.8
KELI-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.7 2.6 2.7 2.8
KKCN-FM Country 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8
KNRX-FM Mainstream Rock 3.4 2.6 2.7 2.8
KBJX-FM Adult Hits 2.6 2.6 1.8 1.9
KGKL-AM News Talk Information 0.9 1.7 1.8 1.9
KKSA-AM News Talk Information 0.9 1.7 2.7 1.9
KNCH-FM News Talk Information * * 0.9 0.9
           
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SIOUX CITY, IA
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KSUX-FM Country 11.3 11.9 11.5 13.6
KGLI-FM Adult Contemporary 7.8 7.6 9.7 10.0
KKMA-FM Classic Rock 8.7 10.2 9.7 8.2
KSEZ-FM Active Rock 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.2
KSFT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.2
KKYY-FM Country 6.1 5.1 6.2 6.4
KQNU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 6.1 5.9 7.1 5.5
KSCJ-AM News Talk Information 7.8 6.8 4.4 4.5
KWSL-AM Mexican Regional 5.2 5.1 3.5 3.6
KMNS-AM All Sports 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9
           
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SIOUX FALLS, SD
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KTWB-FM Country 11.3 10.2 11.7 14.0
KYBB-FM Classic Rock 4.3 5.9 8.1 9.5
KKLS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.2 8.2 8.9 8.3
KELO-FM Adult Contemporary 5.4 6.3 7.3 7.0
KRRO-FM Mainstream Rock 6.2 6.6 6.0 5.8
KNWC-FM Religious * * 6.5 5.4
KELO-AM News Talk Information 2.3 3.1 3.6 4.5
KXRB-AM Classic Country 3.5 4.7 4.4 4.1
KMXC-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.7
KIKN-FM Country 2.3 2.7 2.4 2.5
KQSF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.3 2.0 1.2 1.2
KSOO-FM All Sports 2.7 2.7 1.6 1.2
KSOO-AM News Talk Information 1.2 0.8 1.2 0.8
KWSN-AM All Sports 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.8
KNWC-AM Religious * * 0.4 0.4
KELQ-FM News Talk Information 0.8 2.0 1.2 *
           
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WICHITA FALLS, TX
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KNIN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 11.4 10.6 10.8 10.9
KLUR-FM Country 12.2 11.4 10.8 9.2
KQXC-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 7.3 7.5 9.2
KWFB-FM Adult Hits 8.1 5.7 5.8 7.6
KYYI-FM Classic Rock 8.1 6.5 6.7 6.7
KXXN-FM Classic Country * 2.4 5.0 5.9
KBZS-FM Active Rock 4.9 6.5 6.7 4.2
KWFS-FM New Country 8.1 7.3 5.0 4.2
KWFS-AM News Talk Information 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5
KOLI-FM Country 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7
           
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Co-host Steve Hausmann at WBEE/Rochester, NY will be retiring August 30. He has been in the business 50 years, the last 18 with WBEE. OM Bob Barnett is actively seeking his replacement to work with co-hsots Jeremy Newman and TJ Sharp.

The gig is now poasted online and reads something like--"Can you share the spotlight in an ensemble cast? Are you as comfortable with people laughing at you, as you are with them laughing with you? Can you share your life on the air and interact with listeners just like you would with your friends? Do you enjoy being involved in the community and meeting listeners, hosting events and doing live appearances? Are you good at social media engagement? Are you comfortable on camera? Does the phrase 'Facebook Live' spark your inner actor and not leave you cowering in a corner? Can you help make the day better for listeners by putting some fun and funny into their day?"

If interested, WBEE wants to talk to you. Qualified candidates can apply online via the Entercom Careers portal (Ref#: 31890).
 

Martina McBride will be going on the road again this holiday season for the ninth season of "The Joy Of Christmas Tour." 

"This show is so much fun to do," says McBride. "We have everything from classic hymns like ‘O Holy Night’ to fun, big band swing classics like ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town.’  It’s all a very visual, the songs are well-loved, and you leave with a warm feeling. I love to think of entire families, from grandparents to grandchildren, enjoying The Joy Of Christmas.  It's really a show for the whole family.”

McBride has previously released two holiday albms, her multipltinum "Whate Christmas," and most recently "It's The Holiday Season." Her tour dates are as follows:

Tour Dates:
 
11/29/19              Biloxi, MS                           Beau Rivage Theatre
11/30/19              Lake Charles, LA                Golden Nugget
12/1/19                San Antonio, TX                 Majestic Theatre
12/3/19*             Tyler, TX                              R. Down Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
12/5/19**           Green Bay, WI                     Resch Center
12/7/19**           Prior Lake, MN                    Mystic Lake Casino
12/6/19               Springfield, IL                      Sangamon Auditorium
12/12/19             Wallingford, CT                   Oakdale Theatre
12/13/19             Philadelphia, PA                  The Met
12/14/19             Boston, MA                          Lowell Memorial Auditorium
12/15/19             Newark, NJ                           Union County PAC
12/19/19             East Lansing, MI                  Wharton Center
12/20/19*           Chicago, IL                           Rialto Square Theatre
12/21/19*           St. Louis, MO                       Lindenwood University
 
*on sale now
**on sale 8/23

For more information go here.
 

Last Thursday evening was Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were invited to preview their new Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, which opens today and runs through July 19, 2020.

This October the duo will also receive one of the country music's highest honors, when they are inducted as the newest members into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

I cannot believe the plaques on this wall, that these are our peers,” Brooks said. “When Ronnie and I go through our induction ceremony in October, just to be in this room, that’s pretty friggin’ special to me.”

“This induction was of course inevitable,” said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young, referencing sales successes of more than 6 million copies of their 1991 debut album Brand New Man, 20 No. 1 Billboard singles and 39 Top 10 singles. “They have done so with music that is excellent, invigorating and full of honky-tonk truth.”

“That’s an awful lot of stuff Kyle,” Brooks said. “The truths in there I think we can really identify with, I think brotherhood is one that probably rings very true with what we’ve been through and what we’ve managed to accomplish.”

Among the items in the exhibit are their early drafted lyrics to their hit "Red Dirt Road." There are also guitars and stagewear adn the exhibit chronicles their careers through to present day, with the release of "Reboot" earlier this yar, a project that found the duo collaborating with fellow country artists including Luke Combs, Midland, Ashley McBryde and more.

"We just got to go take a peek at what the Hall of Fame has put together for us and it’s really mind-boggling to see that together in one place,” said. “Those awards he was talking about, those are great and nice, those are big pats on the backs, and those are fun times celebrating with people we owe so much to, almost everybody in this room…you look at those awards and sales, it’s all a byproduct of this amazing experience that we got to have, writing these songs and all the times we spent together with people in this business, all pulling together. That’s what this exhibit is about.”

 

Brothers Osborne are set to release their new album, "Live At The Ryman," digitally on October 11. Recorded during their three-night, sold-out run at the auditorium earlier this year. The album will feature the band's Platinum-certified hits such as "Stay A Little Longer" and "It Ain't My Fault" as well as "Weed, Whiskey and Willie" and "Love The Lonely Out of You."

John and TJ Osborne's current Top 40 single "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" will be included on the new live record. They will reunite with Chris Stapleton on tour later this fall, and will also open select dates for Willie Nelson, including Farm Aid on September 21.

Here are the tracks for "Live At The Ryman:'

Drank Like Hank
Shoot Me Straight
I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)
Weed, Whiskey and Willie
Down Home
Rum
Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)
Tequila Again
21 Summer
Love The Lonely Out Of You
Stay A Little Longer
It Ain’t My Fault

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