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AUGUSTA-WATERVILLE, ME
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WMME-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.4 9.5 9.9 10.7
WEBB-FM Country 7.7 9.5 10.7 9.9
WFMX-FM Adult Contemporary 6.8 7.8 7.4 7.4
WCTB-FM Oldies 2.6 1.7 3.3 4.1
WJBQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.8
WPKQ-FM Country 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
WTVL-AM Adult Standards/MOR * * * 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
BANGOR
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WQCB-FM Country 10.7 13.4 12.4 12.8
WBZN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.7 8.1 8.6 7.5
WKIT-FM Classic Rock 10.7 7.5 10.8 5.9
WWMJ-FM Classic Rock 5.1 4.8 6.5 4.3
WEZQ-FM All Sports 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.1
WEBB-FM Country 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.1
WZON-AM Oldies 0.5 0.5 1.1 1.1
WMME-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.5
WZLO-FM Album Adult Alternative * 1.1 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
BURLINGTON-PLATTSBURGH
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WOKO-FM Country 16.2 9.8 12.0 13.2
WXXX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.5 5.4 7.7
WBTZ-FM Alternative 5.0 7.3 6.0 6.1
WEZF-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.8 8.1 8.3 6.1
WIZN-FM Classic Rock 4.2 4.5 4.8 4.8
WKOL-FM Classic Hits 6.1 7.5 4.6 4.2
WVMT-AM News Talk Information 3.4 4.5 3.7 2.9
WXZO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.1
WCPV-FM All Sports 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.5
WJOY-AM Adult Standards/MOR 0.8 * * 0.5
WEAV-AM All Sports 0.6 * * 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
CONCORD (LAKES REGION)
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WNHW-FM Country 5.7 4.4 5.2 6.2
WNNH-FM Oldies 1.1 1.5 1.9 4.4
WLNH-FM Adult Contemporary 3.0 4.4 5.2 4.0
WJYY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 2.9 4.1 2.9
WPKQ-FM Country 1.1 1.8 1.5 1.5
WTPL-FM News Talk Information 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1
WGIR-AM News Talk Information 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.7
WBYY-FM Adult Contemporary * * 0.7 0.4
WBZ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.4
WRKO-AM News Talk Information * * 0.7 0.4
WEMJ-AM News Talk Information 0.8 1.8 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
DAYTON
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WHKO-FM Country 12.0 10.9 11.0 10.4
WDHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.9 8.0 7.4 8.4
WHIO-AM News Talk Information 7.2 7.0 8.5 7.0
WMMX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 7.6 6.7 5.6 6.7
WTUE-FM Album Oriented Rock 7.9 5.6 5.8 5.0
WROU-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.7 5.6 5.1 4.9
WCHD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.0 5.5 4.3 4.1
WCLI-FM Country 2.3 2.5 2.0 3.1
WZDA-FM Alternative 3.1 1.9 2.7 3.0
WRZX-FM Classic Hits 2.1 2.6 2.8 2.4
WYDB-FM Country 1.4 1.7 1.8 2.2
WGTZ-FM Adult Hits 2.8 1.9 2.2 1.9
WZLR-FM Classic Hits 1.8 2.1 1.7 1.9
WNKN-FM Classic Country * 0.6 0.9 1.4
WFTK-FM Active Rock 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.8
WING-AM All Sports 0.6 1.0 0.9 0.8
WONE-AM All Sports * * * 0.6
WHKO-FM HD3 Urban Oldies 0.5 0.8 * 0.4
WIZE-AM Classic Country * * * 0.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
GRAND RAPIDS
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WSNX-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.4 6.2 5.7 7.7
WBCT-FM Country 8.6 8.7 8.4 7.1
WOOD-AM News Talk Information 7.1 7.4 6.0 6.7
WLAV-FM Classic Rock 4.6 5.1 6.1 6.0
WGRD-FM Active Rock 4.3 5.4 7.1 4.8
WLHT-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.7 3.4 3.5 4.8
WTRV-FM Soft Adult Contemporary 2.1 2.3 2.4 3.6
WSRW-FM Adult Contemporary 4.4 5.7 3.7 3.5
WFGR-FM Classic Hits 2.4 3.2 2.7 3.1
WHTS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.1
WNWZ-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 1.4 2.0 2.0 2.6
WTNR-FM Country 3.2 2.5 2.9 2.3
WBFX-FM Classic Rock 1.9 2.9 2.3 1.6
WMAX-FM All Sports 1.4 1.8 2.4 1.5
WBBL-FM All Sports 1.8 1.7 1.3 1.3
WMRR-FM Classic Rock * 0.6 * 0.7
WHTC-AM News Talk Information * 0.6 0.7 0.3
WJRW-AM News Talk Information * 0.5 0.5 0.3
WLCS-FM Classic Hits * 0.5 * 0.3
WLAW-FM Country * 0.5 * 0.1
WTKG-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
HUDSON VALLEY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WHUD-FM Adult Contemporary 4.7 5.0 5.4 6.2
WSPK-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 3.0 2.8 2.6
WPDH-FM Classic Rock 1.5 1.5 0.9 1.7
WRRV-FM Alternative 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.8
WXPK-FM Album Adult Alternative 1.8 1.4 1.7 0.8
WDBY-FM Country * * 0.5 0.5
WGNY-AM Country * * * 0.1
WJGK-FM Adult Contemporary * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
LEBNON-HANOVR-WHT RVR JCT, NH-VT
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WHDQ-FM Classic Rock 9.0 8.6 8.0 8.7
WXXK-FM Country 4.5 5.2 4.9 5.0
WFRD-FM Mainstream Rock 3.9 3.4 4.3 3.7
WGXL-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.5 3.4 2.5 3.7
WXLF-FM Country 3.9 2.3 3.1 3.1
WZRT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.5 4.6 4.3 3.1
WJEN-FM Country 1.7 1.7 1.2 1.9
WJJR-FM Adult Contemporary 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.9
WHDQ-FM HD2 Oldies 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.2
WTSL-AM News Talk Information 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.2
WPKQ-FM Country 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6
WWOD-FM Album Adult Alternative 1.7 2.3 1.9 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
MANCHESTER
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WGIR-FM Mainstream Rock 8.8 6.3 5.8 11.8
WOKQ-FM Country 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7
WGIR-AM News Talk Information 2.0 2.9 1.9 3.1
WFNQ-FM Adult Hits 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3
WNNH-FM Oldies * * 0.5 1.3
WBZ-AM News Talk Information 2.0 1.4 1.4 0.9
WJYY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.5 1.0 1.4 0.9
WZLX-FM Classic Rock 1.0 1.0 1.4 0.9
WNHW-FM Country 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4
WRKO-AM News Talk Information 2.0 1.9 1.0 0.4
WSHK-FM Classic Hits * * * 0.4
WLNH-FM Adult Contemporary 0.5 0.5 * *
WTPL-FM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
MONTPELIER-BARRE-ST. JOHNSBURY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WKXH-FM New Country 6.8 5.7 3.3 6.5
WWFY-FM Country 5.9 4.9 4.2 6.5
WGMT-FM Adult Contemporary 3.4 4.9 2.5 3.2
WJJZ-FM New Country 3.4 4.9 4.2 3.2
WRFK-FM Classic Rock 5.9 4.1 3.3 3.2
WMOO-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.9 4.1 2.5 2.4
WHOM-FM Adult Contemporary 0.8 0.8 1.7 1.6
WMTK-FM Classic Hits * 0.8 * 1.6
WIKE-AM Classic Hits * * 0.8 0.8
WPKQ-FM Country 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
WSNO-AM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * 0.8 0.8 0.8
WSTJ-AM Adult Standards/MOR * 0.8 * 0.8
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
NEWBURGH-MIDDLETOWN, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WRRV-FM Alternative 2.6 2.6 3.2 4.0
WOR-AM News Talk Information 2.0 2.3 2.0 1.5
WRWD-FM Country 1.5 2.3 2.0 1.5
WWPR-FM Urban Contemporary 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.5
WZAD-FM Country 1.8 2.3 1.7 1.2
WLTW-FM Adult Contemporary 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
WNNJ-FM Classic Rock 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.6
WSUS-FM Adult Contemporary 0.6 * 0.6 0.6
WCZX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.6 0.6 * 0.3
WDLC-AM Country * * * 0.3
WPKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.3
WXNY-FM Spanish Contemporary * 0.9 0.9 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
PORTLAND, ME
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WFNK-FM Classic Hits 7.5 4.7 5.5 7.5
WBLM-FM Classic Rock 4.6 7.2 6.7 6.6
WTHT-FM Country 5.9 4.4 4.6 6.1
WJBQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 5.2 6.3 4.8
WHOM-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 4.6 6.3 4.1
WCYY-FM Mainstream Rock 1.8 2.2 3.3 2.3
WPEI-FM All Sports 1.4 1.6 2.1 1.9
WJJB-FM All Sports 1.1 1.3 1.9 1.7
WHXR-FM Album Oriented Rock 1.9 1.6 1.0 0.9
WLOB-AM News Talk Information 0.5 * 0.4 0.6
WBZ-AM News Talk Information 0.6 * 0.4 0.5
WMME-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5
WOKQ-FM Country 0.6 * 0.4 0.3
WBQX-FM Classic Hits 0.6 * * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
PORTSMOUTH-DOVER-ROCHESTER
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WOKQ-FM Country 7.5 8.2 9.1 7.4
WHEB-FM Mainstream Rock 4.5 6.0 7.3 5.3
WSHK-FM Classic Hits 3.2 4.2 4.2 4.0
WERZ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.1 4.2 3.1 2.7
WBYY-FM Adult Contemporary 3.6 2.0 2.4 2.5
WQSO-FM News Talk Information 3.0 1.5 3.1 2.1
WJMN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.9
WTSN-AM News Talk Information 1.1 1.8 1.5 1.3
WFNQ-FM Adult Hits 0.6 * 0.9 1.1
WTBU-FM Country 1.3 1.5 0.9 0.8
WXLO-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.6 * 0.7 0.6
WBWL-FM New Country 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.4
WFNK-FM Classic Hits * * * 0.4
WTHT-FM Country * * * 0.4
WXEX-FM Classic Rock 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.4
WNHW-FM Country * * * 0.2
WTPL-FM News Talk Information * * * 0.2
WJYY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * 0.7 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WPDH-FM Classic Rock 7.7 7.9 7.5 6.9
WPKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.1 5.4 5.2
WRNQ-FM Adult Contemporary 3.7 3.4 3.7 4.5
WRWD-FM Country 4.4 4.5 3.4 3.8
WCZX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 2.7 2.4 3.7 3.1
WKXP-FM Country 3.0 2.1 3.1 3.1
WBPM-FM Classic Hits 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.4
WBWZ-FM Classic Rock 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4
WEOK-AM Spanish Adult Hits 0.7 * 1.4 1.4
WKIP-AM News Talk Information 1.3 2.8 2.4 1.0
WOR-AM News Talk Information 1.3 1.0 0.7 1.0
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
TUCSON
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
KRQQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 9.5 7.9 8.3 8.2
KIIM-FM Country 7.2 8.6 7.5 7.5
KMXZ-FM Adult Contemporary 6.6 7.6 5.5 7.2
KHYT-FM Classic Hits 6.9 6.1 7.1 6.0
KNST-AM News Talk Information 4.2 4.9 3.5 5.0
KLPX-FM Classic Rock 5.8 4.7 6.3 4.3
KOHT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 4.3 4.4 3.9
KMIY-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.6 4.1 3.7 3.4
KTGV-FM Rhythmic AC 2.3 3.2 2.0 3.4
KCMT-FM Mexican Regional 3.0 3.0 4.4 3.3
KFMA-FM Alternative 3.2 4.4 3.3 2.8
KSZR-FM Rhythmic AC 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.8
KTKT-AM Spanish Variety 1.7 1.9 3.4 2.2
KTUC-AM Adult Standards/MOR 1.3 1.0 1.8 1.8
KQTH-FM News Talk Information 1.7 1.8 1.2 1.2
KYWD-FM Country 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0
KFFN-AM All Sports * 0.7 0.8 0.7
KXEW-AM Tejano 1.2 0.7 0.8 0.7
KCUB-AM All Sports 0.5 0.9 1.0 0.6
KTZR-AM All Sports * * * 0.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
TULSA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
KRMG-FM News Talk Information 6.6 7.0 9.4 7.4
KHTT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 6.2 5.5 5.6 6.8
KWEN-FM Country 7.4 6.5 6.0 6.4
KJSR-FM Classic Rock 6.2 5.6 5.8 5.5
KMOD-FM Album Oriented Rock 6.6 6.8 5.8 5.3
KXBL-FM Classic Country 5.8 5.4 4.3 5.2
KRAV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 5.5 4.7 6.1 4.9
KVOO-FM Country 5.1 3.8 3.8 4.9
KBEZ-FM Classic Hits 4.0 4.2 3.5 4.0
KTGX-FM Country 3.2 3.9 3.8 3.7
KTBT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4
KFAQ-AM News Talk Information 1.1 2.0 1.4 1.6
KWEN-FM HD2 Active Rock * 0.7 * 0.7
KIZS-FM Spanish Variety 0.6 0.7 * 0.3
KTBZ-AM All Sports * * * 0.2
KAKC-AM All Sports * * * 0.1
KTGX-FM HD2 Classic Rock 1.2 2.3 0.8 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
UTICA-ROME
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/20/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/20/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WFRG-FM Country 12.6 13.8 10.9 13.0
WIBX-AM News Talk Information 7.4 4.1 5.5 7.0
WLZW-FM Adult Contemporary 6.7 8.5 9.5 7.0
WODZ-FM Classic Hits 6.7 7.8 7.3 7.0
WOUR-FM Classic Rock 8.4 7.8 6.2 6.7
WSKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.1 5.3 7.3 6.7
WBUG-FM Country 2.1 2.2 3.6 1.8
WUTQ-FM Talk/Personality 1.4 1.3 0.7 1.8
WBBS-FM New Country 1.4 1.3 0.7 1.1
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.1
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.7
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.

 

Nashville-based non-profit Leadership Music has set its officers for 2018-19--the organization's 30th year--with Provident Music Group VP/Sales and Distribution Jimmy Wheeler elected Board President. Additional officers are songwriter Stacy Widelitz, Past President; City National Bank's Diane Pearson, President Elect; CAA's Jeff Gregg, Secretary; and BMLG's Andrew Kautz, Treasurer.

Newly-elected Board members include Do Write Music's Marghie Evans; ACM's Erik Long; AFM Local 257's Diane Pearson and Dave Pomeroy; and Rounder Records' John Strohm.  

Founded in 1989, the organization offers a yearly program designed to educate and build relationships in the Nashville Community; the incoming Class of 2019 was revealed last month. The organization boatsts 1,200 alumni from every segment of hte entertainment industry and the business community.  See the full list of Leadership Music board members here

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHOF) will host a panel discussion to honor country icon and CMHOF member Loretta Lynn on Saturday, august 4 at 2 p.m. (CT). Panelists for "Woman Enough: Loretta Lynn's Legacy" will include artists Brenda Lee, Jeanne Seely, and Aubrie Sellers along with writer Holly Gleason.

The panelists will discuss legacy and how she dealt with the special challenges for women, including gender bias and sexism, in the pursuit of her career, and how these issues directly influenced her music wiht songs like "Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind), "Fist City," "The Pill," "Rated X," and others.  "Woman Enough: Loretta Lynn's Legacy" will mark the closing of the exhibit "Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl." the progam will take place on the CMHOF's Ford Theater; it is included with CMHOF admission and is free to Museum members.

Dierks Bentley's "2018 Mountain High Tour" hits Indianapollis tomorrow night (7/21), and now fans from all over can see it happen in real time.  Bentley cordially invites planet earth to join him, as he live-streams the show nationwide via the Live Nation Concert Series on Twitter.

Show time is set for 9:20 (ET). Watch it here.

Jason Aldean will host his third annual "Concert For the Kids" on Thursday, September 6 oin Macon, GA. The annual charity event will be held at the Macon Coliseum and feature 9/Interscope/Mercury Nashville's Lauren Alaina.  Proceeds will again benefit Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, which serves as the region's only dedicated pediatric facility for Central and South Georgia.

"There are a lot of reasons I love doing what I do, but being able to give back to these kids and their families is definitely really important to me," said Aldean. "We've been able to help support the build of an entirely new facility, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the community shows up for the hospital this year and what we can do to keep helping the people there." 

Broadcast South Country WKZZ/Tifton, GA is the latest affiliate to claear Envision Networks' Hank FM format.  

"The Hank attitude is perfect with our format and hte demographic we want to reach," said WKZZ PD Kim Paul.  "The flow tightness and music selection is the best I've heard in my 20-plus year radio career."

For more information on the full service format, created by Kroeger Media, see the Envision Networks site here.

Dayton; Grand Rapids; Tucson; Tulsa; Augusta, ME' Bangor, ME' Bulington, VT; Concord, NH; Hudson Valley, NY; Lebanon-Rutland-White River Junction, VT; Manchester, NH; Montpelier, VT; Newburgh-Middleton, NY; Portland, ME; Portsmouth-Dover-Rocherster, NH; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Utica, NY.  Find these ratings after 4 p.m. (CT).

Coming Monday, Juluy 23: HOnolulu; Fresno; wilkes Barre-Scranton; Allentown; Albuquerque; El Paso; Knoxville; Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol; Battle Creek, MI; Danbury, CT; Ft. Myers, FL; Ft. Smith AR; Kalamazoo, MI; Lima, OH; McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen, TX' Muskegon, MI; Sarasota, FL and Stamford-Morwalk, CT.

07/20/2018 12:10 PM
Easton Staying With Entercom
Following yesterdya's news of the Entercom-Beasley transaction in Philadelphia, which will see Entercom divest Country WXTU to Beasley.  PD Shelly Easton will stay with Entercom in a capacity not yet revealed.

There has been no official comment from Entercom, but rumor has it that APD/MD/afternooner Mark Razz will handle programming for the station once Beasley assumes control.  A Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) for WXTU will begin Monday, July 23, the transactions are expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2018.  More information will be forthcoming.

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, a volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of female leadersip in radio, and Nielsen Music are now accepting applications for the 2nd Annual MIW-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program.  The program is a collaborative effort that creates greater opportunities for women interested in management positions in music broadcast programming across the country.  The one year mentorship program matches a female programming candidate wiht key mentors from throughout the broadcast industry.

"The MIW-Nielsen Music programming mentorship has afforded me so many new opportunities in the industry," said Entercom Alternative KNDD, 1077 the End/Seattle PD Leslie Scott.  "I've worked with some incredibly talented women who have helped me grow both as a programmer and a leader, and I've made some great new friends in the process.  I encourage every woman in programming to apply for this amazing opportunity."

Community First Broadcasting LLC Country KKIA, The Moose/Ida Grove, IA will add iHeartMedia nationally syndicated "The Bobby Bones Show" for mornings, effective Monday, August 6.  The station shared the announcement via its Facebook page.  KKIA will also begin ariing "The Bobby Bones Weekend Top 30" countdown show, effective Sunday, August 12.

"The Bobby Bones Show" succeeds "The Fish Tank" with Matt Fisher in morning drive.

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 12 nominees across two categories.  Inductees will be announced in August.

In the Songwriter/Artist category, nominees are Ronnie Dunn, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Eddy Raven.  Nominees in the Songwrtier category are Skip Ewing, Byron Hill, Ed Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Bob Regan, Jim Rushing and









ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WGNA-FM Country 8.5 7.1 7.8 6.8
WFLY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 6.0 5.6 6.0
WGY-AM News Talk Information 5.0 7.1 6.9 5.8
WPYX-FM Classic Rock 8.1 5.7 7.4 5.6
WYJB-FM Adult Contemporary 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.3
WTRY-FM Classic Hits 4.0 4.4 4.7 5.2
WQSH-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.9 1.2 2.0 4.0
WRVE-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.0
WAJZ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 2.8 2.6 3.8
WKLI-FM New Country 3.0 3.1 2.3 3.0
WROW-AM Oldies 2.4 3.2 3.7 3.0
WQBK-FM Mainstream Rock 2.1 2.9 3.5 2.8
WKKF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.1 3.5 2.5 2.1
WTMM-FM All Sports 1.8 2.1 1.4 2.1
WGDJ-AM News Talk Information 1.6 2.0 2.5 1.5
WQSH-FM Alternative 1.9 1.1 1.8 1.3
WFFG-FM Country 0.8 0.7 * 0.7
WRVE-FM HD2 Country 0.7 * 1.1 0.7
WOFX-AM All Sports 0.6 * 0.6 0.6
WNYQ-FM Classic Hits * * * 0.5
WBUG-FM Country 0.9 1.2 * 0.4
WINU-FM Alternative * * * 0.4
WKBE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * * 0.1
WSKS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio * * * 0.1
WVTL-AM Classic Country * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
ASHEVILLE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WKSF-FM New Country 13.6 11.7 13.0 12.0
WWNC-AM News Talk Information 6.4 4.1 4.8 5.8
WQNQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.1 5.2 4.4 5.1
WKSF-FM HD2 Adult Hits 2.7 3.8 2.4 2.6
WQNS-FM Classic Rock 3.1 2.1 2.7 2.2
WESC-FM Country 0.7 1.4 1.0 0.7
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 0.7 1.0 1.0 0.7
WMXF-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.4
WPEK-AM News Talk Information 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WJJS-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio * 0.6 0.6 0.6
WKCY-FM Country 0.6 * * 0.6
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
FREDERICKSBURG
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WFLS-FM Country 9.7 8.4 8.0 11.5
WVBX-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.4 3.5 3.4 2.6
WWUZ-FM Classic Rock 1.5 2.2 2.3 1.7
WASH-FM Adult Contemporary 1.2 0.5 1.4 0.9
WIHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.5 1.1 1.4 0.9
WMZQ-FM Country 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.9
WNTX-AM News Talk Information 0.6 * * 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
SYRACUSE
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
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      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WBBS-FM New Country 10.5 9.9 8.9 8.9
WNTQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 8.1 7.3 7.1 6.8
WSYR-AM News Talk Information 6.3 7.1 7.0 6.1
WWHT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.8 6.1 6.0 5.6
WYYY-FM Adult Contemporary 5.6 6.6 5.3 5.6
WSEN-FM Classic Hits 3.6 3.8 3.7 5.1
WAQX-FM Alternative 4.1 2.6 4.5 4.6
WMVN-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 2.5 2.5 2.4 3.1
WHEN-AM Urban Adult Contemporary 1.2 1.7 1.8 2.6
WOLF-FM New Country 2.0 3.1 2.1 2.3
WFRG-FM Country 1.8 1.3 1.6 2.0
WXTL-FM Classic Rock 2.3 2.3 1.3 2.0
WODZ-FM Classic Hits 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5
WSKO-AM All Sports * * 0.5 0.5
WOLF-AM All Sports * * 0.5 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
TUSCALOOSA, AL
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/19/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/19/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WTUG-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 9.3 8.6 7.9 8.2
WTSK-AM Gospel 5.7 5.4 6.8 6.6
WTXT-FM Country 5.7 3.8 4.2 4.9
WFFN-FM Country 4.1 3.8 4.2 4.4
WJRD-AM Oldies 2.1 2.7 3.7 3.3
WTXT-FM HD2 Classic Country * 2.7 4.7 3.3
WZBQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.7 4.8 3.7 3.3
WMHZ-AM Classic Rock 1.6 1.6 2.1 2.7
WQRR-FM+ Alternative 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.7
WRTR-FM News Talk Information 3.1 3.2 2.6 2.7
WACT-AM Adult Contemporary 1.0 1.1 1.6 1.6
WTID-FM+ All Sports 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.1
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.1
WERC-FM News Talk Information 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
WJQX-FM All Sports 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
WTBC-AM Classic Country 1.0 1.6 1.6 0.5
WTXT-FM HD3 Southern Gospel 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.5
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 1.0 1.6 1.6 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
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Nielsen Audio Spring 2018 Books are out today for Albany-Schenectady-Troy; Syracuse; Fredericksburg, VA; Asheville, NC; Charlottesville, VA; Tascaloosa, AL; and Elmira-Corning, NY.  Find the 12+ ratings for the subscribing stations at AllAboutCountry.com after 4 p.m. CT today.

Spotify is introducing a beta feature as part of Spotify for Artists and Spotify Analytics designed to make it easier for artists and labels to share unreleased music with its worldwide team of editors to enable them to create better playlists.

Artists or their team members can log into the Spotify for Artists and Spotify Analytics and select one unreleased song for playlist consideration to submit to the team.  Editors will be searching through submissions based on the information to find unreleased music to consider for their playlists.

No one can pay to be added to one of Spotify's editorial playlists, and editors select songs with their listeners in mind and make their decisions using data about what' liked with their group of listeners.

Because this is a beta feature it will continue to grow and change.  Spotify will listen to all feedback from artists, labels, managers and partners.  More than 75,000 artists are featured on editorial playlists each week, and another 150,000 on Discover Weekly on Spotify.

Morning show co-host Amie Mangola has left KKGO/Los Angeles. She's been with the company since late 2015. Station Manager/PD Michael Levine indicates that the position will not be filled.  

"Graham in the Mornings" will continue with Graham Bunn and David Bugenski," he says.  Reach Levine here.

Interim PD/afternooner for WFRE/Frederick, MD Brian Mo has been named to the position officially.  

"During the time when changes were made in several positions, Brian, at the request of [CEO] Jeanette Tully, stepped up to embrace the task of handling the day to day duties of WFRE along with his other duties of being Music Director and having an on-air shift," notes Market Mgr. Phyliss Beston. "Brian's dedication to WFRE knows no bounds and he truly deserves this title."

Mo has been acting PD since early last year (CAT 1/3/17). Congratulate him here.

Country/Americana artist, actor and spokesperson Tim Williams has signed with PLA Media for PR representation and will release his debut Country project, "Magnolia City," this Fall.  Williams is most commonly recognized as the female-fan-favorite "Trivago Guy" spokeman for the NOrth American travel company, a role he has held since 2013.

"To say that we're excited to guide Tim as he makes his introduction into the Country music community is quite an understatement," said PLA Media Exec. Director Mark Logsdon.  "There's a mystery and allure with , because he has such a recognizable face and personality; however, we've yet to be exposed to the full talent of this Houston native now residing in Berlin, Germany He's got a great story, and we're proud to be a part of his team."

Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Cam, Deana Carter, Morgan Evans, Kassi Ashton, Old Crow Medicine Show, songwriters Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip and show hosts Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi have all been confirmed to perform during the Academy of Country Music (ACM)'s "12th Annual ACM Honors." Presenters will include Jordan Davis, Lindsay Ell, Lori McKenna, and SiriusXM "The Highway"personality Storme Warren. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Alaina and Pardi will host the event.

As previously announced, Special Award recipients include Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker Sam, Dierks Bentley, Michey Christensen, Chris Christensen, Eddie Miller, Matraca Berg, Norro Wilson, Rob Potts and Rhett Akins.

Previously-announced winners will be recognized in teh following categories: Nightclub of the Year, Casino Of The Year--Small Capacity, Casino of the YearMedium Capacity, Venue of the Year-Small Capacity, Venue of the Year-Medium Capacity, Venue of the Year-Large Capacity, Festival of the Year, Talent Buyer of the Year, and Promoter of the Year, as well as Industry and Studio Recording Awards.

Ranch Radio Group KFXE/Ingram, TX has an opening for a PD/morning host after Jeff Roper's departure.  Full-time on-air experience is required, along with a strong production and imaging skills.  Apply with an aircheck and resume here. Listen to the station here.

According to a new study from Edison Research and NPR, 18 percent of Americans or around 43 million people over the age of 18, now own a smart speaker.

The age group with the largest percentage of ownership are people 45-54, which make up 24 precent of smart speaker ownership.  Popel ages 55+ made up 22 percent of users, followed by ages 35-44 (21 percent), ages 25-34 (18 percent) and ages 18-24 (15 percent).

Women are up 54 percent of overall smart speaker owners in the study, with men at 46 percent.

First adopters have been defined as those who have owned a smart speaker for a year or more.  Early mainstream users have been defined as those who have owned a smart speaker for less than a year.  74 percent of users fell into the early mainstream category, while 26 percent of users were defined as first adopters.

Of early mainstream users, 89 percent reported that they ahve used their smart speaker to play music in the past week; 90 percent of first adopters reported the same. 47 percent of early mainstream users have used a smart speaker to listen to AM/FM radio in the past week, as had 41 percent of of first adopters.

The study also found that overall, users were most likely to listen to AM/FM radio on a smart speaker between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listening to AM/FM radio through a smart speaker ranked as the second-highest indexed activity for that daypart.

Meanwhile, 45 percent of early mainstream users report that time spent listening to AM/FM radio via a smart speaker has replaced time they spent with traditional AM/FM radio; 40 percent of first adopters reported the same.

 

07/19/2018 10:23 AM
Entercom Seals Some Deals
Entercom Communications has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Jerry Lee Radio AC WBEB, 101.1 More FM in Philadelphia or $57.5 million in cash. The company also announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest Country WXTU to Beasley Broadcast Group, which reports it paid $38 million for XTU.

“We are very pleased to add the legendary WBEB, one of the country’s most recognized and awarded stations, to our group,” said Pres./CEO David Field. “It is a terrific addition to our lineup that will enhance our ability to serve our listeners, customers and the community. I tip my cap to Jerry Lee, one of the industry pioneers and a visionary leader who built B101 into such a special station and has done so much for radio over the decades. We are saddened to say goodbye to our colleagues at WXTU, but know that they will be in great hands.”

A Local Marketing Agreement for WXTU will begin Monday, July 23.  The transactions are expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2018. Entercom was advised by MVP Capital, LLC on the WBEB transaction.  Methuselah Advisors acted as financial advisor to WBEB.

Commenting on the transaction, Beasley CEO Caroline Beasley said, "Our acquisition of WXTU-FM represents a strategically and financially compelling growth opportunity for our shareholders and further enhances our revenue and competitive position with a strong cluster of five FM and two AM stations in a key, top-ten market. Importantly, the addition of WXTU-FM is consistent with Beasley’s disciplined approach to growing our platform by executing accretive transactions that deliver valuable synergies and the potential for SOI margin improvement, all with a limited impact to our leverage. 

“As the former owner of WXTU-FM, Beasley originally launched the station’s country music format in 1983 against the advice of a number of industry pundits who believed it wouldn’t succeed in the Philadelphia market. Instead, the station thrived and resulted in our successful exchange of WXTU-FM in 2014, as part of a larger asset exchange agreement with CBS Radio. Today, WXTU-FM remains one of the best and most listened-to country music stations in America. We are proud of this heritage and confident in our ability to continue the growth and success of WXTU-FM as part of the Beasley family of stations.
 
“Throughout Beasley Broadcast Group’s 56 year history, we have actively managed our station portfolio with the goal of serving the communities where we operate with the best local programming and brands, diversifying our operations, managing risk and improving financial results. This focus continues to be an essential component of our long-term growth and success. We look forward to realizing the strategic benefits of this transaction in the coming quarters as we leverage our legacy ownership and knowledge of the Philadelphia market to deliver great local programming to listeners while creating an even stronger marketing platform for local area businesses."

 

The Zac Brown Band will return to SiriusXM for Zac Brown Band Radio on Y2Kountry (Ch. 61) July 23-29. ZBB Radio will feature live and studio cuts from the band and Sir Rosevelt, along with music that influenced Brown and daily concerts at 12 p.m. ET with an encore at 9 p.m. ET.  

The channel takeover will culminate with two live ZBB concerts, featuring pre-shows hosts by SiriusXM's Buzz Brainard from New York's Citi Field July 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. ET.  More here.

07/19/2018 10:02 AM
Bubba Heats Things Up
The Big D & Bubba's show's Bubba has added firefighter to his reume.  The distinction fulfills a childhood dream that started at age five when his own fanily's home burned down. The radio vet has been training since April and graduated with fellow classmates at a ceremony last ngith (7/17) just south of Nashville.  

Bubba will serve as a first responder with the Williamson County Rescue Sqauad, a full-service, all-volunteer operation serving 390 square miles of Williamson County.  Congratualte him here.










BILOXI-GULFPORT-PASCAGOULA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WZKX-FM Country 8.5 6.0 6.7 7.8
WGCM-FM Classic Hits 7.2 6.5 6.1 6.7
WZNF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 4.5 5.9 6.1
WKNN-FM Country 5.7 5.8 3.9 4.9
WBUV-FM News Talk Information 3.6 5.0 4.7 4.4
WJZD-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.2 5.0 6.1 4.4
WMJY-FM Adult Contemporary 4.9 4.5 5.3 4.4
WQYZ-FM Classic Rock 3.3 4.2 2.2 2.0
WQUE-FM Urban Contemporary 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.7
WRNO-FM News Talk Information 0.5 0.8 0.6 1.7
WGCM-AM Oldies 1.5 1.6 1.1 1.5
WRKH-FM Classic Rock 1.0 1.6 1.4 0.9
WABD-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.6
WYLD-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 0.5 * 0.8 0.6
KMEZ-FM Urban Adult Contemporary * * 0.6 0.3
WMXC-FM Adult Contemporary * * 0.6 0.3
WNOE-FM Country * 0.5 0.6 0.3
WROA-AM Easy Listening * * 0.6 0.3
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
BIRMINGHAM
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 1 8
WBHK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.2
WBHJ-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 7.4 8.4 7.4 8.9
WZZK-FM Country 7.4 5.6 6.3 6.1
WBPT-FM Classic Rock 7.0 5.4 5.6 5.6
WDXB-FM Country 4.4 3.8 5.5 5.1
WMJJ-FM Adult Contemporary 4.0 5.6 4.2 4.7
WUHT-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 4.1 4.8 4.0 4.7
WQEN-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.6 4.4 4.0 4.3
WERC-FM News Talk Information 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.9
WJOX-FM All Sports 4.0 4.9 5.5 2.6
WZRR-FM News Talk Information 2.4 2.4 3.3 2.5
WERC-FM HD2 Contemporary Inspirational 1.7 2.0 3.6 2.4
WMJJ-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 2.4 2.1 2.8 2.3
WAGG-AM Gospel 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.2
WPYA-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.9 1.7 2.5 1.6
WQEN-FM HD3 Alternative 0.7 0.6 * 0.9
WQEN-FM HD2 Mainstream Rock 1.1 1.4 1.1 0.8
WBHJ-FM HD3 Gospel * * * 0.7
WPYA-FM HD2 Album Adult Alternative 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.7
WAPI-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.4
WERC-FM HD3 Urban Adult Contemporary * * * 0.3
WQSB-FM Country 0.5 * * 0.3
WERC-AM News Talk Information * * * 0.2
WJOX-AM All Sports * * * 0.1
WJQX-FM All Sports * 0.5 0.5 0.1
WKXX-FM Hot Adult Contemporary * * * 0.1
WDXB-FM HD2 Alternative * * 0.6 *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WYRK-FM Country 9.7 10.7 8.3 11.0
WBLK-FM Urban Contemporary 9.2 7.9 8.2 9.6
WHTT-FM Classic Hits 5.8 5.2 5.8 7.3
WBEN-AM News Talk Information 9.3 7.6 9.8 7.2
WGRF-FM Classic Rock 7.0 7.0 7.6 6.4
WTSS-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.9 6.5 4.8 6.2
WKSE-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.3 5.4 5.0 6.0
WGR-AM All Sports 3.6 5.8 5.2 4.0
WEDG-FM Active Rock 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.7
WMSX-FM Adult Contemporary 3.1 2.7 3.4 2.5
WECK-AM Adult Standards/MOR 2.6 1.4 2.5 2.3
WBUF-FM Adult Hits 4.0 2.4 3.2 2.0
WLKK-FM Alternative 1.9 1.2 1.6 1.3
WWWS-AM Rhythmic Oldies 1.1 0.7 0.6 1.1
WBBF-AM Gospel * * * 0.2
WWKB-AM All Sports 0.6 0.4 * 0.2
WHLD-AM All Sports * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WJMZ-FM Urban Contemporary 9.0 8.9 8.5 8.8
WSSL-FM New Country 7.6 6.2 5.5 7.3
WSPA-FM Adult Contemporary 4.5 5.9 3.9 6.0
WESC-FM Country 6.8 6.1 7.3 5.5
WFBC-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 4.5 4.6 6.1 5.2
WYRD-FM News Talk Information 4.6 5.0 4.9 4.7
WROQ-FM Classic Rock 5.4 2.8 5.5 4.6
WHZT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.5
WTPT-FM Active Rock 3.9 3.5 3.8 3.5
WMYI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.1 3.4 3.1 3.4
WRTH-FM Classic Hits 3.1 3.3 2.9 3.3
WFBC-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary 1.7 2.2 1.9 2.8
WGTK-FM News Talk Information 1.6 3.1 3.6 1.4
WROO-FM Active Rock 1.3 1.4 0.7 1.2
WJMZ-FM HD2 Alternative 1.2 0.8 0.8 1.0
WKSF-FM New Country 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.0
WGTK-FM HD3 Gospel * * 1.1 0.9
WORD-AM All Sports 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.7
WJMZ-FM HD3 Adult Hits 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.4
WLFJ-AM Religious * * * 0.2
WGVL-AM All Sports * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
LAFAYETTE, LA
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
KRRQ-FM Urban Contemporary 6.7 6.7 7.5 8.2
KMDL-FM Country 7.6 9.0 7.5 6.8
KNEK-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 5.6 5.3 7.3 6.7
KTDY-FM Adult Contemporary 4.8 5.5 5.7 6.4
KHXT-FM Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio 6.5 5.6 6.5 6.2
KSMB-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 5.9 7.3 5.7 6.1
KXKC-FM Country 3.2 1.8 3.6 4.3
KFTE-FM Classic Rock 1.9 3.4 2.4 3.7
KPEL-FM News Talk Information 4.9 3.5 4.6 3.7
KYBG-FM Classic Hits 6.2 4.3 3.4 3.7
KFXZ-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.1
KSIG-FM Classic Country 2.4 4.0 2.3 3.0
KOGM-FM Country 1.1 0.5 * 1.2
WFMF-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.3 1.5 1.1 0.9
WYNK-FM Country 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.6
KLWB-FM All Sports 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.5
KPEL-AM All Sports * 0.5 * 0.5
KYMK-FM Album Adult Alternative 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.5
KROF-AM News Talk Information * * 0.5 0.2
KSIG-AM Classic Hits * * * 0.2
KSLO-AM Religious * * * 0.2
KVOL-AM Oldies * 0.6 * 0.2
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
LAUREL-HATTIESBURG, MS
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WBBN-FM Country 13.5 11.9 11.8 14.3
WZLD-FM Urban Contemporary 14.1 12.9 13.3 13.3
WJKX-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 7.6 9.3 9.2 8.2
WNSL-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 7.0 7.2 7.2 6.6
WXRR-FM Classic Rock 8.6 8.2 6.7 5.6
WFFX-FM Classic Rock 3.8 4.1 4.6 4.1
WKZW-FM Adult Contemporary 3.2 3.6 2.6 3.1
WMSI-FM Country * * * 1.0
WXHB-FM Southern Gospel 1.6 1.5 1.0 0.5
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
MONMOUTH-OCEAN
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format FA 16 SP 17 FA 17 SP 18
WKMK-FM Country 4.7 3.5 4.2 3.8
WJLK-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 4.2 3.6 2.8 3.6
WOBM-FM Adult Contemporary 3.8 3.0 2.9 3.1
WRAT-FM Album Oriented Rock 2.6 3.1 2.6 3.1
WWZY-FM Classic Rock 1.3 3.5 3.9 3.0
WCHR-FM Classic Rock 1.9 1.9 2.6 2.4
WBBO-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 1.8 1.6 2.2 2.0
WJRZ-FM Classic Hits 2.1 3.4 1.3 1.7
WKTU-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 1.2 1.5 1.0 1.4
WHTG-AM Oldies 0.6 * * 1.0
WWPR-FM Urban Contemporary 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.0
WOBM-AM Oldies 0.8 * * 0.4
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
RICHMOND
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WKHK-FM Country 7.0 6.7 6.1 7.8
WBTJ-FM Urban Contemporary 8.1 6.4 6.8 7.2
WKJS-FM Urban Adult Contemporary 8.6 11.0 8.2 7.2
WRVA-AM News Talk Information 4.4 3.8 5.2 5.6
WKLR-FM Classic Rock 3.5 3.1 4.2 5.5
WCDX-FM Urban Contemporary 5.3 5.3 6.4 4.8
WTVR-FM Adult Contemporary 4.2 6.2 4.8 4.5
WPZZ-FM Contemporary Inspirational 5.8 4.9 6.4 4.3
WRVQ-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.9 4.4 5.1 4.1
WURV-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9
WRXL-FM Mainstream Rock 3.8 3.0 3.7 3.8
WJSR-FM Classic Hits 2.5 1.9 2.2 3.0
WKHK-FM HD2 Rhythmic Oldies 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3
WRXL-FM HD2 Country 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2
WRNL-AM All Sports 0.8 0.5 * 0.4
WXGI-AM All Sports 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.4
WURV-FM HD2 All Sports * * * 0.3
WBBT-FM 80's Hits 1.6 1.2 * *
WRVQ-FM HD2 Classic Rock 0.6 0.8 * *
WWLB-FM Classic Country 2.7 2.1 * *
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.
ROCHESTER, NY
RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS
           
AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid
      Data Released:  7/18/18
      Subscribers Added:  7/18/18
           
Subscriber Format SU 17 FA 17 WI 18 SP 18
WBEE-FM Country 10.3 9.4 9.1 8.9
WDKX-FM Urban Contemporary 9.2 7.5 7.8 8.5
WHAM-AM News Talk Information 7.6 8.2 8.3 6.7
WCMF-FM Classic Rock 6.5 6.2 5.7 5.1
WAIO-FM Classic Rock 4.4 5.1 4.8 4.6
WPXY-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.7 4.2 3.7 4.1
WBZA-FM Adult Contemporary 2.5 2.9 3.0 3.0
WDVI-FM Hot Adult Contemporary 3.8 2.3 3.8 2.8
WKGS-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio 3.0 3.1 2.3 2.2
WLGZ-FM HD2 Urban Contemporary * 1.3 1.4 1.6
WVOR-FM Adult Contemporary 0.5 * 0.6 0.9
WNBL-FM Country 0.5 0.6 * 0.8
WYRK-FM Country 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8
WHTK-AM All Sports 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5
WROC-AM All Sports 0.5 * 0.6 0.5
WRSB-AM Spanish Tropical * * 0.7 0.5
WDNY-FM Classic Rock * * * 0.1
           
*Data are not available for this station/survey.

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The release of Nielsen’s June portable people meter (PPM) results allows us to take a first look at how audiences are shifting their radio listening behavior now that summer is in full swing. Seasonality plays a large role in how Americans use radio, and format preferences always shift during the warmest months of every summer. Several factors drive this shift, including work (and commuting) schedules, the summertime music cycle and listeners seeking the musical vibe to match their seasonal mindset.

We’ve thoroughly documented the history of these behavior shifts since the inception of electronic audience measurement (the PPM system) seven years ago. And with the month-to-month cadence of ratings results, we have become accustomed over time to the ebbs and flows of a handful of major music formats during the middle of the year, namely, for Classic Hits, Classic Rock and Country radio.

In fact, looking back at the past six summers, these three formats (along with Pop Contemporary Hit RadioCHR) have seen the most uplift in audience share during June, July and August compared with the first five months of the year. This yearly accounting has come to be known as the race to be the “format of the summer,” and since 2014, only Classic Hits and Classic Rock have won the title...both taking the crown in two year stretches.

 
FORMAT OF THE SUMMER HISTORY - Six-year trend: % increase in 6+ listener share during summer
2012: Pop CHR (8.5%)
2013: Country (8.8%)
2014: Classic Hits (10%)
2015: Classic Hits (9.7%)
2016: Classic Rock (5.1%)
2017: Classic Rock (8%)
Source: Nielsen
 
The June 2018 book gives us our first opportunity to handicap this summer’s race among the top music formats nationwide. The July and August surveys will complete the picture, but for now, we’re using June as a leading indicator for how audiences shifted their habits once Memorial Day was in the rearview mirror (the June PPM survey covered May 24 through June 20).
Radio listenership in June was good for both Classic Rock and Classic Hits, which comes as no surprise considering that these two categories have each won format of the summer honors twice in the past four years. This year, listenership for both formats is pacing ahead of the average of the first five months of this year, but Classic Hits continued to break records in June. The format’s share of audience among persons 6+ was 5.9% in June, the highest mark for Classic Hits we’ve ever recorded.
 
Country is also performing well this year, as tune-in to this format has been stronger than in the past few years. You must wind the clock back five years, to the summer of 2013, to find the last time Country went on such a warm weather hot streak; in fact, this was the same year it took home 'format of the summer’ honors. Summer is always the biggest time of year for Country radio listening, and as the rest of this summer plays out on the airwaves, we will be watching closely to see if Country can influence radio listeners to the same degree that Classic Rock and Classic Hits have in recent memory.



 

Corus Country CKRY, Country 105/Calgary has added "The Bobby Bones Show."

CKRY began airing the show weeknights 7 p.m.-midnight (MT) starting yesterday 97/16). The station is promoting the arrival of Bones with a contest awarding a listener a trip to Toronto to see Kenny Chesney on August 2 at the Budweiser Stage.

Round Hill Music has added three new employees to its Nashville team: Glen Thomasson, Charlotte Rowe and Trey Wehrmeyer.

Thomasson has been named VP/Finanace/Controller.  He joins Round Hill from Viacom where he served as a Sr.Director in their Global Business Services center and was responsible for global ancillary revenue accounting, master data governance, and residuals processing.  Prior to Viacom, Glen served two years as the Chief Financial Officer of Bigger Picture Group and five years with EverGreen Copyrights, where he was VP of Finance and Royalties.

Rowe joins the company as Sr. coordinator, Sync Licensing and Creative.  Prior to joining Round Hill, Charlotte worked a s a Licensing Research Coordinator with YouTube via Vaco in New York, where she was responsible for working with metadata in their Content Management System and maintaining the music asset database.  She msot recently worked as a Licensing Agent at the Harry Fox Agency in New York.

Wehrmeyer joins Round Hill as Coordinator, Royalty Services. Wehrmeyer previously worked as a Copyright and Royalties Asst. at Modern Works Music Publishing, where he was responsibel for processing receipts, drafting license agreements and preparing royalty statements for distribution.

“I am pleased to welcome our new arrivals in finance, sync, and royalties to the Round Hill Music family,” says Mark Brown, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Round Hill Music Nashville. “The addition of these new team members will help us continue to deliver great service for our clients.”

Round Hill Music Nashville’s writer roster includes Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Jimmy Robbins, Danny Myrick, Wade Kirby, Katie Pruitt, Devin Guisande, SHEL, Gareth Dunlop, Schmarx & Savvy, and Suzie McNeil. Through its partnership with Big Loud, Round Hill also represents Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton, Matt Dragstrem, Joey Moi, The Warren Brothers, Chris Tompkins, and Jamie Moore.
 

After leaving middays at Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI Denver at the end of June, will debut todya in middays at iHeartMedia Country 106.7 The Bull, KWBL.

Plante spent 15 years at KOSI and wired in teh amret at Mix 100.3 KIMN and Alice 105.9 KALC.  She also hosted "Colorado and Co." on local NBC affiliate KUSA-TV.

"Few names in Denver are as recognizable as Denise Plante,” said Tim Hager, President of iHeartMedia Denver Region. “She’s a best-in-class personality who has a knack for connecting with listeners and business leaders in a meaningful way. I’m thrilled to welcome Denise to the iHeartMedia family and I look forward to watching her grow with the largest media company in the land.”

“Welcoming Denise to 106.7 The Bull is the final piece of the puzzle for Denver’s fastest- growing country station,” said JoJo Turnbeaugh, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Denver Region and Program Director of 106.7 The Bull. “Few personalities have a brand as strong and I’m confident that her warm, engaging style will instantly connect with our listeners, both on-air and on our digital platforms.”

Blue Chair/Warner Brothers/WEA is offering Kenny Chesney + Songs For the Saints, a one-hour special with breaks built in for NTR opportunities. It's free to anyone who airs it July 27-August 17 and audio is customizable.  The special promotes the album of the same name with 100% of its sales going to benefit the rebuilding of the US and British Virgin Islands via Chesney's Love For Love City Fund.

Contact Christa Williams for more info here

Grammy-winning producer-engineer Luke Wooten with entrepreneur Bruce A. Gates, has launched indie music publishing and artist development company Warehouse West Ent
Luke Wooten
ertainment in Nashville.  It is located at 618 West Iris Drive in Nashville.

The new developement will include in-house rehearsal and recording space, writing offices, A&R support, marketing and more.  Wooten owns recording studio Station West in Nashville and has worked with artists including Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, The Steel Driver and more.  Gates previously founded venture capital firm Three Oaks Asset Manager, and management consulting firm Three Oak Strategies.

Also joining the Warehouse West team is Creative Director Nicole Dorvolis.  Dovolis arrived in Nashville with a UCLA degree in Music Hisory in 2014 and previously owrked with Big Machine Group and most recently CAA.

"During my 25 years in Nashville,” says Wooten. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to help capture some of the greatest musical talents in this town. Nothing is more exciting than seeing a new artist blossom. With Nicole’s label and booking experience and Bruce’s entrepreneurial background in venues and large events, the Warehouse West team is built to help artists, regardless of genre, succeed and thrive.”

“Teaming up with music pros like Luke and Nicole on this project has been a blast,” says Gates. “I’m looking forward to seeing some Artists’ dreams become reality under the Warehouse West banner. We’re also excited about matching up experienced and younger songwriters with Artists to create some great new songs.”

“I fell in love with country music and moved to Nashville because of records such as those Luke produced,” says Dovolis. “I’m so honored to have this opportunity. Joining this team is a dream come true.”

For more information go to warehousewestent.com.
 

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