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    October 27th, 2020, 09:18 PM
    From All Access: SANDRA AFLOAREI, MIKE EASTERLIN, RICHARD PALMESE, SHARON DASTUR, TODD GLASSMAN, TIM RICHARDS, CAT THOMAS, TIM HERBSTER, DENNIS BLAIR, MARNI HALPERN, BILLY BURRS, DAYTON KANE, RON POORE, ROB … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From All Access: ALL ACCESS RECAPS OCTOBER 2020 DAY TWO FOR RELEASE AFTER 5PM ET 10/27/20 As The Ratings Experts from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. were huddling up with our compatriots at XTRENDS, we stumbled upon … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From Radio Insight: After nearly three weeks off the air following a transphobic tweet, Dori Monson returned to his 12-3pm show on Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle today. In a column on the company’s MyNorthwest.com, Monson addressed the situation writing, “My tweet didn’t hit the mark. Instead, it was painful for some of our listeners and many in the Twitter-sphere. For that, like I said on the air the day after the tweet, I apologize. On that Thursday, I said, “I’m sorry. That was not where I was going. That was not my intent on that.” Hours before that show, I shared a more personal apology by phone with a couple I know – a couple who was angry because they have a transgender adult child. Even with my apology that day, criticism of my tweet started pouring in. They said I was making fun of transgender people, which honest to goodness didn’t even cross my mind then. But people called me transphobic. The Seattle Times called me transphobic. Websites called me transphobic. The truth is, I couldn’t care less if an adult wants to adopt a different gender. At the time, I was commenting on our governor and changing official state documents.” Monson’s status with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks coverage has not been addressed. He hosted pre and post-game shows as well as a weekly Friday interview with Head Coach Pete Carroll on KIRO-FM and “710 ESPN” KIRO until the suspension. Original Report 10/9: Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle has suspended 12-3pm host Dori Monson indefinitely for a transphobic tweet. Monson was live-tweeting the Washington gubernatorial debate on Wednesday when he wrote in a since deleted tweet, “Inslee: we follow science in WA. The state where I could go to Olympia tomorrow and change my birth cert to say I was a girl on 10/2/61 HAHAHAHAHA.” On his show yesterday The Athletic reports that Monson “decried cancel culture for coming after him and maintained his words were taken out of context.” In addition to his political talk show on KIRO-FM, Monson was also suspended by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks where he hosts the franchise’s pre and post-game shows as well as a weekly Friday interview with Head Coach Pete Carroll on KIRO-FM and “710 ESPN” KIRO. Monson was not on either the Carroll show or his 12-3pm show today. Monson has hosted the 12-3pm show on KIRO since 1995 after stints at 1090 KING and the Pat Cashman Show on KIRO. He has anchored the Seahawks radio coverage since 2002. KIRO-FM Program Director Bryan Buckalew told the Seattle Times that the company does not comment on personnel matters. The station nor the team have made a public statement regarding Monson. more
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From Radio Insight: Just two months after exiting mornings at Pamal Broadcasting AC “B95.5” WYJB Albany NY in a budget cut, Sean and Andrea McMaster are returning to the company. The couple will rejoin Pamal to host mornings at Country “100.9 The Cat” WKLI-FM Albany. The move marks a return to Country for Sean as he hosted mornings at Townsquare Media Country 107.7 WGNA for over two decades prior to moving to WYJB in March 2017. Andrea then joined Sean in April 2019. To complete the lineup shuffle, current morning host Pete Kelly will move to afternoons while current WKLI-FM Program Director/afternoon host Jon Reilly slides into the same daypart on WYJB. To round out the circle of changes, Chad O’Hara moves from afternoons to mornings on B95.5 replacing Sean & Andrea. more
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From Radio Online: "Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee " inks a deal with FOX Soul. The entertainment podcast will debut on the digital television network on Friday, October 30 at 7pm PT. Lee is also host of the Premiere Networks-syndicated "Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee," a two-hour weekend show More...
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From Radio Online: Podchaser, a podcast database, has announced the release of its new service for podcast professionals entitled Podchaser Pro, bringing efficiency to the process of discovering, qualifying and contacting podcasts. The service builds upon its data set to provide access to reach, contacts, More...
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    October 27th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    From Radio Online: Cumulus Media has announced that WIXV-FM (I-95)/Savannah, GA Program Director and air personality Don Scott has been honored by the State of Georgia with the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award for exemplary community service. The award is Georgia's highest service award, and was personally presented More...
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: HUBBARD RADIO Adult Standards KIXI-A/SEATTLE has added three shows from SMART TALK RADIO NETWORK, syndicated by SUN BROADCAST GROUP, for weekends. The shows added by KIXI include "AROUND … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES midday "GARY AND SHANNON" Producer NICK VAVERKA and his wife JAZZ are in need of help after JAZZ was stricken with Functional Neurological … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: The GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS honored the winners of the 2020 GABBY AWARDS in an online ceremony on SATURDAY (10/24). Radio winners included: Stations of the Year: Radio Class A: … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: A celebration of life service has been set for TOMORROW (10/28) for NASHVILLE songwriter BRIAN WAYNE GALENTINE, who passed away on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd in LEBANON, TN following a battle … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: BROKEN BOW RECORDS/NIGHT TRAIN RECORDS' TYLER FARR is expecting a baby girl with wife HANNAH FARR, who he wed in 2016 (NET NEWS 10/11/2016). He shared the news on INSTAGRAM TODAY (10/27), … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: When the live entertainment industry shut down in MARCH due to the coronavirus pandemic, 12 million people lost 100% of their income — from artists and entertainers to crews, … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: SENTRIC MUSIC GROUP and BEATPORT have agreed to a direct licensing deal to enable faster payments to record labels, artists and producers. SENTRIC MUSIC GROUP will collect royalties for its … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: EASTLAN has released AUGUST 2020 books for BEND, OR; CASPER, WY; CHARLESTON, WV; DECATUR, IL; ELKHART, IN; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; FORT WAYNE, IN; KALISPELL, MT; KAUAI, HI; LAFAYETTE, IN; … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From All Access: The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION revealed the winners TODAY (10/27) in the nine radio categories of the "54th Annual CMA Awards.” Country star LUKE COMBS surprised the winning radio … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen Audio has released Day 2 of its monthly four day sweep of ratings in PPM markets. Today’s releases include Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Denver, Baltimore, and St. Louis. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.com/Ratings. We’ve launched our newly enhanced ratings pages. With the assistance of Ratings Expert Chris Huff our ratings tables now feature the monthly ratings for the past six months, current CUME, station owner, format, and brand name. The ratings pages will also feature Huff’s exclusive HuffNotes spotlighting records, trends, and changes. iHeartMedia News/Talk 1030 WBZ has claimed a piece of the lead in Boston for the first time since its final diary book (Fall 2008) with a 6.1 to 7.2 gain. That ties it with Beasley Classic Hits 105.7 WROR, which rose 6.4 to 7.2. iHeartMedia CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM drops to third 7.3 to 7.0, while Beasley’s “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM jumps to fourth thanks to the Patriots season starting with a 5.4 to 6.8 gain. Huff notes that iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 680 WRKO Boston generates its biggest share since Summer 1998 with a 3.9 – 4.9 – 6.0 trend up to fifth overall. Huff also notes Northeast Broadcasting AAA “92.5 The River” WXRV sets its highest share ever with a 3.1 to 3.5 gain. Entercom’s new Variety Hits “Big 103” WBGB jumps up 2.6 to 3.1, but sister AC “Magic 106.7” WMJX tumbles 6.7 to 5.1. Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington trends up 8.5 – 9.5 – 10.3 to expand its lead and Huff notes is its highest share since January 2019. Howard University Adult R&B 96.3 WHUR drops 8.2 – 7.9 and Cumulus Conservative Talk 105.9 WMAL is down 8.0 – 7.9 to tie for second. Huff notes that iHeartMedia Alternative “DC 101” WWDC’s 3.3 to 4.3 gain gives it its best numbers since April 2009. Cox Media Group’s combo of Adult R&B “Hot 105” WHQT (7.2 – 6.6) and Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ (steady at 6.1) give the company the top two stations in Miami. Univision Spanish AC “Amor 107.5” WAMR is third 5.5 to 5.7 and Entercom AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF is fourth 5.4 to 5.6. iHeartMedia News/Talk 610 WIOD trends up 1.8 – 2.1 – 2.6. iHeart’s new 90s Hits “Totally 93.9” WMIA-FM drops for the third consecutive book since its launch down 2.7 – 2.4 – 2.1. Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM claims the Seattle market lead with a 6.4 – 7.0 gain while iHeartMedia Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK drops 6.9 to 6.6. Public News/Talk 94.9 KUOW trends up to third 5.3 – 5.8 – 6.3. The CHR battle continues to tighten in Seattle. Hubbard’s “Movin 92.5” KQMV drops again 4.2 to 3.8, while iHeartMedia’s relaunched “Hits 106.1” KBKS is down 3.7 to 3.6. Bonneville Conservative Talk “770 The Truth” KTTH jumps 2.5 to 3.6 for its best share since November 2012. Beasley Rock 101.1 WRIF Detroit takes the market lead for the first time since November 2008 with a big 4.6 to 6.0 gain. Co-owned Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX drops to second 6.3 to 5.7. iHeartMedia Country 102.5 KNIX is surging with a 4.8 – 5.9 – 7.3 gain to claim the lead in Phoenix. Huff notes that its only second #1 finish in the PPM era and its largest share since 1996. Entercom’s competing Country 107.9 KMLE slides 3.6 to 3.1. iHeartMedia takes the top 4 slots in Phoenix with AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ second (6.0 – 6.5). News/Talk 550 KFYI jumps 4.4 to 5.8 to move to second, while Variety Hits “95.5 The Mountain” KYOT drops from first to fourth 6.1 to 5.4. Trending downward in Phoenix are Entercom Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL-FM (5.3 – 4.7 – 4.3) and iHeartMedia Hot AC “Mix 96.9” KMXP (4.3 – 3.4 – 2.9). iHeartMedia Sports “100.3 K-Fan” KFXN-FM Minneapolis jumps nearly three share points with the return of the NFL’s Vikings to go 5.3 to 8.2. Public News/Talk 89.5 KPBS-FM claims the lead in San Diego with a 6.1 to 7.4 gain. Univision Regional Mexican “Que Buena 106.5” drops to second 7.1 – 6.8. Cox Media Group Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Tampa trends upwards 3.2 – 4.6 – 5.1. Moving in the opposite direction is iHeartMedia AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX with a 4.6 to 3.1 drop. The return of the NFL helps Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver rise 2.4 to 3.5, although the Broncos co-flagships did not benefit as Classic Rock “103.5 The Fox” KRFX falls 5.0 to 4.7 and News/Talk 850/94.1 KOA is up 1.9 to 2.1. KSE Media Hot AC “Mix 100” KIMN Denver drops from second to an eighth place tie with a 5.1 to 3.9 drop. Lots of movement this month in Baltimore. Radio One Adult R&B “Majic 95.9” WWIN-FM remains on top despite a 9.4 to 8.5 slide. Hearst’s “98 Rock” WIYY jumps to second 5.4 to 6.5 thanks to its role as flagship for the NFL’s Ravens. After generating its highest share last month since 1981, Mangione Enterprises’ Conservative Talk 680 WCBM rises again 5.2 to 5.9 to place third. Moving downward in Baltimore are iHeartMedia Country 93.1 WPOC (6.2 – 5.4), Shamrock Classic Rock “100.7 The Bay” WZBA (4.2 – 3.5) and Entercom Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX (3.1 – 2.7). While Hubbard Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE remains in its dominant spot (12.3 – 11.6) and iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU was second up 8.3 to 8.5, the big story in St. Louis was the surge of iHeartMedia Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD-FM with a 4.3 to 7.0 jump. Huff notes that is its best share since August 2012. While most News/Talk stations across the country have gained ahead of the election, Entercom’s 1120 KMOX St. Louis fell 6.7 to 5.2 while also having benefit of the Cardinals playoff run. Following its move from the 103.7 translator to 104.9 in July, iHeartMedia Adult R&B “Majic 104.9” KMJM-FM rises 1.4 to 2.3. more
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From Radio Online: KIXI-AM/Seattle is expanding its weekend lineup this fall with Smart Talk Radio Network programs "Around The House With Eric G," "Our Auto Expert" and "Barbeque Nation." These three shows, offered through Sun Broadcast Group, will be available on KIXI-AM's weekend lineup with, "Around The House More...
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    October 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
    From Radio Online: Nielsen held a client webinar Tuesday on October, 2020 PPM data. This is the first monthly PPM data release that will see the results of its headphone adjustment and outlier mitigation enhancements, announced last month. The October PPM survey covered September 10 More...
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: WESTWOOD ONE and CUMULUS MEDIA Chief Insights Officer PIERRE BOUVARD's latest post at the WESTWOOD ONE blog focuses on NIELSEN's SEPTEMBER 10th-OCTOBER 7th PPM data and the increases … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: Golf commentator and former PGA TOUR pro GARY MCORD has joined SIRIUSXM PGA TOUR RADIO as co-host of "MCCORD AND STOLTZ," a weekly show with DREW STOLZ, airing WEDNESDAYS at 8p (ET) … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: ACAST podcast ad inventory will be available to buyers using FREEWHEEL's Strata advertising sales platform, opening spots on over 20,000 podcasts in ACAST's portfolio to the over … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: After a soft launch earlier this year, a podcast hosted by attorney and longtime KABC-A/LOS ANGELES radio legal expert ROYAL OAKES and his son CONNOR, also an attorney, is making its formal … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: BORN OF OSIRIS guitarist LEE MCKINNEY has debuted his own new MMA podcast series, "THE ART OF THE BREAKDOWN." MCKINNEY previously hosted a general podcast, "INFINITE … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From All Access: ALL ACCESS extends congratulations to WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN's BLAKE SHELTON and INTERSCOPE's GWEN STEFANI, who are engaged after five years of dating. Both took to INSTGRAM to … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 12:53 PM
    From Radio Insight: Technically, I took my First Listen to WCHI (Rock 95.5) Chicago when it launched in early September. I checked in again because of Guy Dark, APD of WGFM/WGFE (also Rock 95.5) Traverse City, Mich. About a month in, when WCHI was already staffed up, Dark messaged to suggest a “First Listen” Rock 95.5 is one of a number of recent station launches perched between Classic and Active Rock, although Chicago signaled that it would be at least somewhat different when the version of “Walk This Way” in its launch hour was Run-D.M.C.’s. Dark found WCHI interesting because “they play no Led Zeppelin, but play some songs from the mid-to-late ‘90s that were Rock and Alternative hits (Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morissette) that neither format touches today. Jocks and imaging are great!” So I took a Fresh Listen to Rock 95.5. Then I kept going, listening to the rest of the market’s rock stations. The last six months have been good for Classic Rock in most markets, including WDRV (The Drive), but they also saw record numbers for Triple-A WXRT, which was profiled here recently, marking a rare instance of a Rock station that wins and breaks new music. Industry observers had been poised for iHeart’s Country WEBG (Big 95.5) to flip when James Howard joined as Senior VP of programming in January 2019. Big lasted 18 more months, but ultimately, two longstanding takes on local radio won out: “Chicago can’t support two Country stations” and “Chicago is a Rock market.” WCHI is often talked about as the successor to former Classic Rocker WLUP (now a K-Love affiliate), but one also suspects that iHeart may see WCHI as a more mainstream flanker to WXRT, in the same way that its WLIT (Lite FM) went to a less-eclectic version of Soft AC than WRME (Me-TV-FM). I’ve felt for the last few years that Rock radio is a last bastion of produced, hosted “radio as we know it.” That was a big part of my take on WXRT, but I had that sense listening to Rock 95.5, The Drive, Alternative WKQX, and suburban Active Rock WIIL (95-Will-Rock) as well. Chicago has expectations of its rock stations, so it’s noteworthy that Rock 95.5 staffed up so quickly at a time when other stations are shedding personnel. Promotionally, the new station was part of a national text-to-win contest known here as “Money to Blow.” But it was also teasing a separate “$50,000 Payout” “crack-the-code” contest. “Ironically,” says one of the stagers, “we’re brought to you both by Dunkin and Jack Daniels.” The tone of the imaging is hard to re-create in print, but one piece for a 95-minute music sweep ends with “it’s what we do * at least right now.” Musically, the Modern AC titles are a relatively small handful and just part of a mix that spans from “Bohemian Rhapsody” and some late ‘70s corporate rock to early ‘00s, mostly Linkin Park/Three Days Grace-type titles, but also Fall Out Boy. There are definitely some pockets of poppiness — an Active Rock station doesn’t have to play Bruce Springsteen. But there was also Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” and Drowning Pool, “Bodies.” (I’d already written the last paragraph when morning host Angi Taylor put contestant Trevor, who had stayed on after the change from Country, on the air. “You guys play everything from Limp Bizkit to Queen and Foreigner,” he told them. Later, listener Scott called and said, “I miss the Loop, but this is better.”) Here’s WCHI just before 10 a.m. on October 19 during 95 minutes of music with returning market vet Walter Flakus: Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again” Temple of the Dog, “Hunger Strike” Guns N’ Roses, “Patience” R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” Linkin Park, “Breaking the Habit” Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing in the Dark” Everlast, “What It’s Like” Queen, “Fat Bottomed Girls” Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Pat Benatar, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Killers, “Mr. Brightside” Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer” Godsmack, “Awake” Alice in Chains, “No Excuses” And here’s what was happening in middays at the other market rock outlets: WKQX* In the early ‘00s, it was effectively Active Rock (in the same way that many Alternative stations were). The rock edge of the format is still represented here more than in more places, but so is the pop side. WKQX plays Royal Blood and Juice WRLD. It also still has a considerable ‘90s component. Having wrapped up a month-long “History of Alternative” stunt recently, WKQX has now launched both a companion podcast and a Sunday-morning version, and its host, Brian Phillips, was filling in on middays.* Here’s WKQX on Monday at 10 a.m. as well: AJR, “Bang!” Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” Killers, “My Own Soul’s Warning” New Radicals, “You Get What You Give” Twenty One Pilots, “Level of Concern” Lana Del Rey, “Doin’ Time” Blink-182, “What’s My Age Again” Rezz & Grabbitz, “Someone Else” Green Day, “Holiday” Franz Ferdinand, “Take Me Out” Lumineers, “Ho Hey” Cage the Elephant, “Ready to Let Go” All-American Rejects, “Gives You Hell” Tame Impala, “Is It True” Nirvana, “Heart Shaped Box” Nine Inch Nails, “The Hand That Feeds” WDRV (97.1 The Drive) The Drive goes back to the mid-‘60s for a handful of titles (“Satisfaction,” “All Day And All of the Night”) and goes through the early ‘90s for Tom Petty, Black Crowes, etc. Veteran middayer/music expert Bob Stroud was calling out names of registered listeners to qualify for a $20,000 giveaway. That might not have been a story before but hearing anything other than a national text-to-win contest stands out now. Stroud also read a handful of listener birthdays; some of them tied to the station’s app, which had its own contesting. WDRV’s “10-at-10” was saluting 1978. Here’s the station just before 11 a.m. (If you’re wondering how Stroud handled the GN’R to Elton segue, he came in a few seconds ahead of the second song to avoid them clashing.)* Led Zeppelin, “Dancing Days” Dire Straits, “Sultans of Swing” Scorpions, “No One Like You” Pat Benatar, “Heartbreaker” Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle” Elton John, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” Ozzy Osbourne, “Flying High Again” Electric Light Orchestra, “Don’t Bring Me Down” Rolling Stones, “She’s a Rainbow” Simple Minds, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” WIIL (95 Will Rock) North Suburban “95 Will Rock” always had one of my favorite station names. It became Chicago’s Active Rock reporter in the early 2000s after Rock 103.5 left the format. Active Rock in some markets has tilted toward the “Heritage/Mainstream Rock” format of old — more blues/Zeppelin-derived than post-grunge. WIIL has elements of both. It’s still harder and more current than Rock 95.5.* The feeling that something is going on at a station, especially now, has always been a positive indicator. In PD/middayer John “JP” Perry’s first Monday-morning break, there was a whole weekend of events to recap: a Friday-night remote at a bar/restaurant/baseball field; a Saturday event at a shooting range; a Jeep rally on Sunday. At the Friday event, the station was qualifying listeners for the annual Cabin Fever Giveaway, the destination of which will be announced momentarily. There was also a “text-to-win” contest for listeners who knew morning host Tom Kief’s “favorite ‘F-word.’” (This hour, it was “follow.”) Here’s 95 Will Rock just before 10 a.m. on Monday, October 19: Record Company, “Off the Ground” Black Stone Cherry, “White Trash Millionaire” Alice in Chains, “Down in a Hole” Badflower, “30” Crossfade, “Cold” Pearl Jam, “Jeremy” Five Finger Death Punch, “A Little Bit Off” Marilyn Manson, “Deep Six” Creed, “My Sacrifice” Three Days Grace, “Somebody That I Used to Know” Incubus, “Wish You Were Here” Papa Roach, “Help” WLS-FM* Even though it’s Classic Hits, not Classic Rock, I couldn’t use “the Rock of Chicago” in a headline and not listen to WLS-FM. Besides, there’s a lot of rock in the station’s DNA; WLS-AM had several years in the early ‘80s, competing with WLUP, when it was essentially “AOR with jingles.” Now WLS-FM plays Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, the Bee Gees, et al., but it was also playing “Crazy Train” for a while, in part because WLS-AM played it as a current. Here’s the station on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., with middayer Greg Brown: Aerosmith, “Dream On” Don Henley, “The Boys of Summer” Fleetwood Mac, “Go Your Own Way” Blondie, “Call Me” Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” Billy Joel, “It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me” John Lennon, “Imagine” Sheryl Crow, “All I Wanna Do” Van Halen, “Jump” Kool & the Gang, “Celebration” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (for Petty’s birthday) Pat Benatar, “We Belong” Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger” John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, “You’re the One That I Want” Foreigner, “Urgent” Michael Jackson, “Thriller” WXRT The station was recently profiled, but here’s “Chicago’s Home for Music Lovers” at 10 a.m. on October 20, with station veteran Lin Brehmer during the 90-minute “midday music express.” Cure, “Pictures of You” Pat Metheny & David Bowie, “This Is Not America” Phoenix, “Identical” Neil Young, “Cinnamon Girl” Counting Crows, “A Murder of One” Nathaniel Rateliff & Nightsweats, “S.O.B.” Prince, “Little Red Corvette” Jackson Browne, “Boulevard” Strokes, “Last Nite” Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Can’t Stop” My Morning Jacket, “Feel You” David Gray, “Babylon” Head & the Heart, “Missed Connection” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, “Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)” more
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    October 27th, 2020, 11:49 AM
    From the FCC: FCC Establishes 5G Fund For Rural America Will Distribute Up to $9 Billion for Next-Generation Wireless Broadband Connectivity in Rural America to Close the Digital Divide https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/367778
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    October 27th, 2020, 11:49 AM
    From All Access: TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT’s KENDRICK LAMAR has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration agreement with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG). LAMAR is a 13-time GRAMMY Award-winning … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 11:49 AM
    From All Access: At its Open Meeting on TUESDAY (10/27), the FCC made it official and passed a rule change allowing AM stations to switch to all-digital broadcasting on a voluntary basis. The order allows AM … more
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    October 27th, 2020, 11:49 AM
    From All Access: SONY/ATV Music Publishing has signed AUSTRALIAN native BRAD COX to a worldwide publishing deal. COX, a singer-songwriter, artist, and four-time Golden Guitar nominee will collaborate with the … more
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