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    November 27th, 2020, 07:57 PM
    From the FCC: Mobile Wireless Services Onboard Aircraft Terminated a proceeding to consider a proposal that would permit airlines to install equipment on aircraft that could safely expand the availability of in-flight mobile wireless services to passengers https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368413
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    November 27th, 2020, 03:55 PM
    From Radio Online: According to Nielsen Scarborough data, at a 20% rate of growth, the audience for podcasting could double by 2023, and the IAB projects that U.S. podcast advertising revenues will surpass $1 billion by 2021. Given the growth and ad opportunities in the podcast More...
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    November 27th, 2020, 03:55 PM
    From Radio Online: Before the pandemic, remote broadcasts and appearances were staples of the AM/FM radio industry. Westwood One's Insights team at how social distancing measures and shelter-in-place mandates have paused this type of station remote but offers solutions for how a virtual event could deliver similar More...
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: Actions . https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368412
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: Broadcast Actions . https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368379
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: Applications . https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368409
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: Broadcast Applications Broadcast Applications https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368348
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: Second Erratum - 8YY Access Charge Reform Issued a Second Erratum correcting a Report and Order, FCC 20-143, released October 9, 2020 https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368386
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    November 27th, 2020, 02:03 PM
    From the FCC: 8YY Access Charge Reform . https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368405
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From Radio Insight: The Christmas star has a long tail. It’s been two decades since the Mainstream AC version of Christmas music became a holiday juggernaut with a relatively defined body of music. But the explosion of audio options over the last decade has also brought with it an infinite dial’s worth of musical holiday choice.* Recently, I asked Ross On Radio readers about their recommendations for Christmas music beyond the safe list. A few of those led to separate “Fresh Listen” columns. WUEZ Carbondale, Ill., PD Paxton Guy suggested Nostalgie Noël, one of the French oldies station’s nearly 50 side channels. Keith Berman did the same on behalf of Heart’s Christmas side channel, which led me back to U.K. AC rival Magic Radio, which made its annual flip to all-Christmas on Nov. 25. I reviewed the trio in a separate article.* I also reviewed AccuRadio’s Classic Hits Christmas in a separate article on (relatively) more contemporary ‘70s/’80s/’90s channels. AccuRadio’s holiday offerings are always extensive and range from “Non-Standard Christmas” (promising music “beyond the tried-and-true dozen songs everyone knows”) to “Smooth Hanukah.” Josh Holstead recommends hipster holiday North Pole Live,which promises “an awesome mix of holiday rock, indie,* indie, blues, nu-standards, jazz, and more” with “no cheese.” Here’s the station at 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night: Shawn Phillips, “A Christmas Song” Amy Winehouse, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” 3 Doors Down, “Where My Christmas Lives” Chuck Berry, “Run Rudolph Run” Sia, “Underneath the Mistletoe” Andy Williams, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Shrift Remix)” Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System, “Xmas Done Got Funky” Keely Smith, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Leigh Nash, “Mistletoe and Holly” Papa Roach, “Not Coming Home” Reader Mike Schaefer suggested SomaFM,a longtime reader favorite, and its five Christmas streams, including Jolly Ol’ Soul. One of the others, Christmas Lounge got a nod from reader Chuck Ingersoll. I’m still planning to check out the Easy Listening SomaFM Specials, described as “a department store Christmas.” But since R&B Christmas is one of the things I’ve found hardest to hear on FM radio, I gravitated first to Jolly Ol’ Soul around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24: Ohio Players, “Happy Holidays” Crystals, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Stevie Wonder, “Christmastime” Jackson 5, “Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year” Isaac Hayes, “Winter Snow” Smokey Robinson & Miracles, “The Christmas Song” George Grant & Castilles, “At Christmas Time” Roscoe Robinson, “Tis Yuletide” Detroit Junior, “Christmas Day” O’Jays, “Merry Christmas Baby” Jimmy Smith, “The Christmas Song” Salsoul Orchestra, “Sleigh Ride” Otis Redding, “White Christmas” Etta James, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Vanessa Williams, “What Child Is This” Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, “New Year’s Resolution” I also heard from a number of readers who have their own holiday music channels. Engineering veteran Mike Erickson’s Planet Oldies Radiohas gone seasonal and intersperses classic radio sweepers among the holiday music. At Ken Cunningham’s ChristmasMusic.Com,“I’m playing the biggies, but some fun ‘oh wow’ songs that aren’t overplayed are in rotation every hour as well.” Cunningham also sprinkles in songs from all genres, from Garth Brooks’ “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy” to AC/DC’s “Mistress for Christmas” to Destiny Child’s “8 Days of Christmas.” Tom Lawler’s Oldies 103 goes all-Christmas, just as the station it pays tribute to, WODS Boston, did. Its more oldies-leaning take on the format means more classic R&B, as well as doo-wop Christmas, and some depth from the MOR era that you won’t hear on the ACs. Here’s the station on Thanksgiving evening: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas” Peggy Lee, “Winter Weather” Andy Williams, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Chicago, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Kay Starr, “The Man with The Bag” Jimmy Beaumont & Skyliners, “You’re My Christmas Present” Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, “Happy Holidays” Jon Bon Jovi, “Please Come Home for Christmas” Kenny Vance & Planotones, “Doo Wop Christmas” New Christy Minstrels, “We Need A Little Christmas” Perry Como, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” Temptations, “White Christmas”’ Gayla Peevy, “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas”’ Kurtis Blow, “Christmas Rappin’” EMI Nashville’s John Trapane offered a variety of Spotify playlists, including The Yuletide Lounge and the one he developed while in radio for the former WDTW (The Drive) Detroit, The Drive’s Crazy Christmas.Here’s a stretch of the latter on shuffle: Charles Brown, “Please Come Home For Christmas” Adam Sandler, “The Chanukah Song (Pt. II)” Bruce Springsteen, “Merry Christmas Baby” Barenaked Ladies, “Green Christmas” Weezer, “O Come All Ye Faithful” Fuel, “We Three Kings” Hootie & the Blowfish, “The Christmas Song” Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, “The Restroom Door Said ‘Gentlemen’” Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, “Walkin’ Round in Women’s Underwear” Sonics, “Don’t Believe in Christmas” No Doubt, “Oi to The World” Albert King, “Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’” Bowling For Soup, “Frosty The Snowman” Reader Bob Bell’s Spotify playlists include Super December.On shuffle, I heard: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas”* Jerry Vale, “Home for The Holidays” Wayne Newton, “Jingle Bell Rock” Nick Lowe, “Christmas At the Airport” Diana Ross, “Wonderful Christmastime” Big Star, “Jesus Christ” James Brown, “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” Bruce Springsteen, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” Fountains Of Wayne, “Valley Winter Song” Slade, “Merry Xmas Everybody” B.B. King, “Back Door Santa” Letters To Cleo, “(Wtfamp) The Christmas Song” Julian Casablancas, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” Roger & Zapp, “Please Come Home for Christmas” At WLGE (106.9 The Lodge) Sturgeon Bay, Wis., owner/GM/PD Mike Mesic invites you to “give an ear to our Christmas Music Weekends.” “We’re normally a Triple-A/Hot AC hybrid, but take our Christmas tunes seriously.” Here’s the station at 8:30 on the morning of Black Friday. (It usually starts at 3 p.m. Friday.) Mannheim Steamroller, “Greensleeves” U2, “I Believe In Father Christmas” Bing Crosby, “Happy Holidays” Snow, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Eagles, “Please Come Home for Christmas” Sheryl Crow, “The Christmas Song” Beach Boys, “Little Saint Nick” Paul McCartney, “Wonderful Christmastime” Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, “Wreck the Malls” Andy Williams, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Los Lonely Boys, “I’ve Longed for Christmas” Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Dreams Of Fireflies” Owner Marcus Jaeger wrote in on behalf of his WCWI (Wisconsin 106) Wisconsin Dells, a station that became an instant favorite of Ross On Radio readers. Beginning Nov. 30, he says, “We’ve got some unique stuff for Christmas.” On Thanksgiving morning, I heard them segue from Police, “Message In a Bottle” to Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden.” Now they’re playing Wings, “Helen Wheels.” So it seems likely that their Christmas music will be unique as well. Ben Reed recommended Christian AC KTSY/KTFY Boise, Idaho’s Christmas format, which he describes as “much more varied and deeper than the outlet in my city. I have heard some Carpenters cuts that have not been on the air for more than 35 years.” “Dash Radiohas a couple of good ones, as well as mixing in Christmas songs on their decade channels,” writes Kurt Torster. Their Christmas Lane channel has just segued from Frank Sinatra’s “The First Noel” to the contemporary R&B of Mateo’s “Home For Christmas.” They also have Country, R&B, and Jazz holiday channels.* Finally, if it is mainstream Christmas hits that you’re looking for, Community Broadcasting’s Jim Leven nominates his AC WTOJ (Magic 103.1) Watertown, N.Y., also doing Mainstream AC Christmas but with a few spikes each hour under PD Ken Martin. The hits from the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials have become part of the holiday safe list, but Magic played “We Are Santa’s Elves” earlier today. Veteran PD/GM/owner Michael O’Shea writes in on behalf of KDHT (K-Hits 104.9) Santa Rosa, Calif. “We’re using tried and true Top 40 disciplines of high rotations and just the hits with attitudinal imaging. We launched on Election Day with “are we too early? You bet! With smoke in the air, fire in the hills, and a pandemic everywhere, we’ve never needed Christmas K-Hits more.”* more
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From Radio Insight: A few days ago, after a few weeks’ immersion in Mainstream AC Christmas, I asked Ross On Radio readers for suggestions of other Christmas stations, side channels, and playlists. I’ll be posting that full list and some First Listens to their suggestions shortly, but a recommendation from Classic Hits WUEZ (Magic 95.1) Carbondale, Ill., PD Paxton Guy—a serious student of international radio—led me to Nostalgie Noël, one of the nearly 50 side channels of the French oldies station.* There was also a reader request for U.K. rhythmic AC Heart’s Christmas side channel. So I listened to them as well as AC rival Magic Radio, which made its annual flip to all-Christmas today (Nov. 25), but has been streaming their holiday format as a side channel since August. I’ve always respected Nostalgie and Europe-wide sister brand NRJ for their wide array of side channels. It’s always hard for me to monitor just one channel. I started on Noël and now I’m listening to early ‘80s dance obscurity “Get On Up And Do It Again” on Nostalgie Fiesta.* Like the U.K. and Canadian holiday stations recommended in years past, Noël is a good choice for the big holiday songs punctuated by just enough exotica (in this case, a handful of mostly lounge-flavored French-language covers and originals). As I write this, they’re playing “Silent Night” by the Temptations, a song you can hear on Adult R&B stations, but not Mainstream AC outlets in the U.S. Here’s Nostalgie Noel just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 25: Neil Diamond, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”* Couer De Pirate & Michael Legrand, “Noël Blanc” (lounge version of “White Christmas” from a 2011 compilation album featuring the famed film scorer) Elvis Presley & LeAnn Rimes, “Here Comes Santa Claus” Miles Davis, “O Christmas Tree” Axelle Red & Charles Azanvour, “Noël à Paris” Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Jacques Dutronc,*“La Fille Du Père Noël” (the best of set winner; scorching mid-‘60s rocker built on a “Tobacco Road”-type riff, followed by a sharp right turn into…) Carpenters, “Silent Night” Michael Bublé f/Thalia, “Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” Jackson 5, “The Christmas Song” Enrico Macias, “Souviens-Toi Des Noëls De Là-Bas” Shakin’ Stevens, “Merry Christmas Everyone” Barbra Streisand, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Mel & Kim, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Kim is Kim Wilde; Mel is comedian Mel Smith; the act’s name is a reference to the other Mel & Kim who had dance/R&B hits in the mid-‘80s) Les Poppys, “Noël 70” (breakthrough single for a children’s choir that became one of the biggest acts of the early ‘70s; similar feel to Ocean’s “Put Your Hand in the Hand”) We profiled Magic when they became they switched to Christmas music for the first time two years ago. This year, morning hosts Ronan Keating & Harriet Scott were joined by Dolly Parton, who played selections from her new “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” As noted before, U.K. Christmas radio has more tempo than ours, in part because of a handful of holiday perennials from ‘70s glam rock acts. There are also more newer songs that achieve traction, helped by the annual battle for the holiday No. 1 song. Here’s Magic’s 100% Christmas channel at 1 p.m., Nov. 24, a day before the FM swapped: Eartha Kitt, “Santa Baby” Gabriella Climi, “(I’m Gonna Be) Warm This Winter” Perry Como, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” Slade, “Merry Xmas Everybody” Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping” Frankie Goes To Hollywood, “The Power Of Love” Darlene Love, “Winter Wonderland” Carpenters, “Merry Christmas Darling” Elton John, “Step Into Christmas” Bing Crosby, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Gwen Stefani, “Jingle Bells” Beach Boys, “Little Saint Nick” Lady Antebellum, “A Holly Jolly Christmas” John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Kylie Minogue, “Every Day’s Like Christmas” Robbie Williams f/Bryan Adams, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” East 17, “Stay Another Day” Here’s Heart Xmas at Noon on Nov. 24, thanks to reader (and former trade journalist) Keith Berman: Kelly Clarkson, “Underneath the Tree” Jona Lewie, “Stop the Cavalry” Whitney Houston, “Do You Hear What I Hear”’ Girls Aloud, “Jingle Bell Rock” Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Ronettes, “Frosty the Snowman” Sam Smith, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Boney M, “Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord” Pogues f/Kirsty MacColl, “Fairytale Of New York” Chris DeBurgh, “A Spaceman Came Traveling” Crystals, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” Michael Bublé, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” Gwen Stefani, “Jingle Bells” Elton John, “Step Into Christmas” East 17, “Stay Another Day” Mike Oldfield, “In Dulci Jubilo”* I’ve also recently reviewed two ‘70s/’80s-based holiday channels. Look for more of your suggestions shortly. more
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From Radio Insight: Afternoon host Paul Cook has exited Entercom Hot AC “Y98” KYKY St. Louis after nineteen years at the station. During his tenure at KYKY, Cook battled and survived Stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2017. He also hosed a weekend show at News/Talk 1120 KMOX and was a morning news anchor at KMOV-TV. Prior to joining KYKY in 2001, Cook worked at KYSR Los Angeles. While not announced yet, it is expected that former “Now 96.3” KNOU afternoon host Haze will slide into that role at KYKY. more
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From the FCC: Erratum - Process Reform for Executive Branch Review of Certain FCC Applications and Petitions Involving Foreign Ownership Issued an Erratum correcting a Report and Order, FCC 20-133, released October 1, 2020 https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368385
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From the FCC: Second Erratum - Establishing a 5G Fund for Rural America Issued a Second Erratum correcting a Report and Order, FCC 20-150, released October 29, 2020 https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368391
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From the FCC: Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to Governor Gordon re: concerns over potential use of CARES Act funding to overbuild existing broadband networks Letter https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368406
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    November 27th, 2020, 12:07 PM
    From the FCC: FCC Supplemental Brief - Huawei Technologies USA v. FCC, No. 19-60896 (5th Cir.) Supplemental Letter Brief of the Federal Communications Commission https://www.fcc.gov/edoc/368410
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    November 27th, 2020, 08:02 AM
    From Radio Insight: Tri-Country Broadcasting Rock “Rockin 101” WHMH-FM Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud MN and “The Steel Toe Morning Show” hosted by Aaron Imholte have parted ways after Imholte made a series of vulgar misogynistic comments directed at “Lazer 103.3” KAZR Des Moines morning co-host Heather Lee. Imholte dedicated a large portion of his show last Friday to attacking Lee because he didn’t get offered the job that she and Sean ‘Fish’ Fisher did to host mornings on KAZR earlier this month. The attacks were sexist and personal as Imholte claimed she had no validity to speak or be employed in radio, conducted body shaming while sending his listeners to troll KAZR’s Facebook page and attempt to get her fired. Among the comments made over the course of the show: “We’re going to drive this Heather insane”. “This Heather has the audacity to speak up. No! She will not be allowed to speak up. We will bury her in the ground.” “Co-host: King Kong Dong asks if we’re mad that a girl got chosen over you? Imholte: Ok no, But first of all I’m upset that a girl was allowed on a morning radio show.” “This Heather is a problem ladies and gentlemen. Not a problem for the radio station but for the industry.” “We’re trying to send a woman to the mental hospital.” “I have an idea guys. Go on the Lazer 103.3 Facebook page and I’ll put a link up in our chat on Twitch right now, go there and write posts that say oh my god I can’t believe Heather uses the n-word in her private time. Please do that. Be appalled that Heather uses the n-word so frequently in her spare time.” KAZR shared audio of the verbal assault on Lee along with a blog post detailing her reaction. Lee also released a video today expressing gratitude for those who defended her and says she intends to work with anti-bullying campaigns in Des Moines. She joined KAZR after stints at 106.9 KRWM and 98.9 KLCK/KVRQ Seattle and KQKQ Omaha. She also serves as Music Director at “Lazer 103.3“. A number of radio pros would band to defend Lee while bringing awareness to the attacks on social media and called on WHMH-FM’s advertisers to force the station to take action. The station has eliminated all of their social media profiles this week. In a since deleted Facebook post, Imholte would write on Wednesday, “I have tendered my resignation at Rockin’101 and Tri County Broadcasting. I do not want my actions reflecting poorly on the wonderful team at a family owned company that is under siege because of my actions. I apologize to Heather at Lazer 103.3 and the entire team. I wish them and their families all the best. This is the best move I can make for me, my family, and so I can have peace. If the people who were offended want to consider this a cancellation, or a victory, I understand, I would do the same. I ask a truce. I made A LOT OF PEOPLE upset and that is not why I do radio.” He claims he will be continuing his show on Twitch. Imholte had hosted mornings on WHMH-FM since 2014. more
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    November 27th, 2020, 08:02 AM
    From Radio Insight: Mark Linn’s Taylor Made Broadcasting is acquiring Northeast Oklahoma Broadcast Network’s Classic Hits 100.9 KGLC and Southern Gospel 910 KVIS Miami OK and co-owned Caleb Corporation’s Country 99.3 KGVE Grove OK for $1.25 million. The deal includes an imminent LMA. Linn owns no other properties. Paige Posey and Mark Warwick’s Flat Rock Multimedia will acquire Oldies 1600 WTZQ/95.3 W237EE Hendersonville NC from Timeless Media Inc. for $675,000. Sale DismissalsBrewton Broadcasting has requested the dismissal of its $22,600 sale of Conservative Talk 1240 WEBJ Brewton AL to Augustus Foundation stating that the deal will not be consummated. An LMA was supposed to take effect on December 1. more
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    November 25th, 2020, 07:03 PM
    From All Access: NICOLE FARAG, SANDRA AFLOAREI, RICHARD PALMESE, CHRIS SICILIANO, TOM POLEMAN PAT PAXTON, BRIAN PHILIPS, GREG STRASSELL, KIM CARSON, BILL PEARSON, DJ ENVY, ANGELA YEE, CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD, KEN … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 07:03 PM
    From All Access: WSGE (91.7 FM)/CHARLOTTE personality TIM GREENE held a free Pre-Thanksgiving Giveaway and honored senior citizens on NOVEMBER 21st at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Thrift Shop in … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 04:45 PM
    From All Access: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS WCVQ Hot AC (Q108)/FORT CAMPBELL, KY/CLARKSVILLE, TN announced TODAY (11/25) a morning show change as RYAN PLOECKELMAN is rising to Operations Manager for the cluster and … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 04:05 PM
    From All Access: The Ratings Experts from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC., in virtual cooperation with the numbers nerds at XTRENDS, are back to talk turkey. Well, no, we’re not here to share our favorite … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 04:05 PM
    From All Access: In this week's ALL ACCESS "WOMEN TO WATCH" column, MC MEDIA Principal CHARESE FRUGE talks programming, and jocking and everything in between with SACRAMENTO radio Hometown Hero … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 04:05 PM
    From Radio Insight: Day 3 of Nielsen Audio’s PPM releases are now available for Portland, Charlotte, San Antonio, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Orlando, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Columbus. 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. The story of the November monthlies continues to be the jumps by many News/Talkers ahead of the election. Four stations in particular made noticeable jumps this month. It is very rare for a heritage 50kW clear channel AM frequency to have never led its market. Chris Huff notes that iHeartMedia News/Talk 1200 WOAI San Antonio was one of those to have never led the market in the history of measurement by Arbitron and Nielsen dating back to 1966. That ended today as the station rose from a 6.3 to 7.7 share to tie Cox Classic Hits 101.1 KONO-FM atop the market. Last month iHeartMedia’s 570 KNRS/105.7 KNRS-FM Salt Lake City led the market for the first time ever with a 7.6 share, which was a record for either frequency. This month it rises to a 9.5 share to shatter that record. A pair of Public News/Talkers set station records this month. 89.3 KCUR Kansas City rose from 4.2 to 5.2, while 89.7 WOSU-FM Columbus surged from a 5.2 to 6.9 share. Public News/Talk 91.5 KOPB-FM Portland takes the #1 spot back in the market with a 7.6 to 8.3 gain. iHeartMedia AC “K103” KKCW falls to second 8.4 – 8.2, while Alpha Media News/Talk holds in third at a 7.0. Trending upwards in Portland are iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1190 KEX (3.1 – 3.2 – 3.7) and Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK (2.9 – 3.0 – 3.4). Trending downward is Alpha Media CHR “Live 95.5” KBFF (3.2 – 2.7 – 2.5). iHeartMedia Classic Rock “99.7 The Fox” WRFX continues to lead Charlotte with a 7.9 to 7.5 move. Entercom (now Radio One) News/Talk 1110 WBT/99.3 WBT-FM rises to second 6.9 to 7.4 with what Huff notes is its largest share since 1995. iHeartMedia Country “96.9 The Kat” WKKT jumps to third 6.4 to 7.4, Beasley Country 103.7 WSOC follows right behind steady at a 7.3. Moving upwards in Charlotte is Public News/Talk 90.7 WFAE (3.1 – 4.2), while Radio One Adult R&B “105.3 R&B” WOSF trends down 5.3 – 4.7 – 4.0. While we noted yesterday that Entercom Alternative “107.7 The End” KNDD Seattle has trended downward 3.9 to 3.2 to 2.3 since the company’s format restructuring. However, two of the company’s stations today have shown significant gains. “Alt 94.7” KKDO Sacramento followed the move from a jockless presentation to rise 2.4 to 3.6. The rebranding of “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ Kansas City to “Alt 96.5” has the station rise 2.1 – 2.7 – 3.1. iHeartMedia News/Talk 1530 KFBK/93.1 KFBK-FM leads Sacramento with an 8.1 – 8.5 – 9.1 trend. Bonneville Country 105.1 KNCI rises 7.5 to 8.1, while Entercom Classic Rock “Eagle 96.9” KSEG rebounds 7.2 to 7.7. Trending downward in Sacramento is iHeartMedia Soft AC “92.5 The Breeze” KBEB 6.5 – 4.3 – 3.8. Capitol Broadcasting AC “Now 97.9” KBZN Salt Lake City is trending down 6.3 – 5.9 – 4.4. The undefeated start for the Pittsburgh Steelers helps iHeartMedia Rock 102.5 WDVE rise 10.6 to 11.3 for what Huff notes is its highest share since November 2010. It also helps Entercom Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM move up 5.3 – 6.2 – 6.4. It was not a good month for Country in Pittsburgh as iHeartMedia’s “Big 104.7” WPGB slides 5.3 to 3.8 and Entercom’s “Y108” WDSY continues to slide 5.1 – 4.5 – 4.1. Public News/Talk 90.5 WESA was one of the few to not rise as it slides 4.8 to 3.9. Lots of movement in Las Vegas. Beasley Classic Hits 96.3 KKLZ stays in the lead with a 7.3 to 6.1 drop. iHeartMedia AC “Sunny 106.5” KSNE drops 6.8 to 5.6. Lotus Regional Mexican “La Buena 101.9” KWID trends up to third 3.8 – 4.6 – 5.3. Both Hot AC’s see gains as Entercom’s “Mix 94.1” KMXB moves to fourth 4.7 to 5.2 and Beasley’s “Star 107.9” KVGS jumps 4.0 to 5.0. Huff notes that is a station record for KVGS. Cumulus Classic Hits 103.5 WGRR remains in the lead in Cincinnati with a 9.8 to 9.7 drop. iHeartMedia News/Talk 700 WLW falls 10.5 to 9.2, but the other Talkers is in the market see gains. iHeart’s Conservative Talk 550 WKRC is up 4.3 to 6.6, while Public News/Talk 91.7 WVXU moves up 4.0 to 4.3 for what Huff notes is its highest share since Spring 2009. Cumulus Media’s combo of Classic Rock “101 The Fox” KCFX (7.9 – 7.4) and Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM (6.3 – 6.7) continue to lead Kansas City. Entercom Country “106.5 The Wolf” WDAF-FM rides the NFL’s Chiefs to a 5.6 to 6.5 gain. Also trending up in Kansas City are Entercom News/Talk 98.1 KMBZ-FM (4.5 – 5.0 – 5.7) and Cumulus Adult R&B “Magic 107.3” KMJK (2.9 – 3.2 – 4.8). Continuing its downward slide is Entercom Hot AC “99.7 The Point” KZPT (7.2 – 3.0 – 2.7). iHeartMedia News/Talk 610 WTVN Columbus finishes atop the market for the first time since January 2012 with a 9.2 to 9.1 drop. iHeartMedia Country 92.3 WCOL falls to second 9.3 to 8.2. In its final month as Classic Rock “105.7 The Brew“, WXZX Columbus goes out with a 0.8 share. Alternative “CD 102.5” WWCD does not subscribe to Nielsen. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Day 4 will be released on Monday, November 30. more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From All Access: NEW HAMPSHIRE's GREG & THE MORNING BUZZ, syndicated from iHEARTMEDIA Rock WHEB/PORTSMOUTH, NH held their 30th "LEND A HELPING CAN" radiothon last week and raised over … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From All Access: WSGE (91.7 FM)/CHARLOTTE'S TIM GREENE, radio personality, held a free Pre-Thanksgiving Giveaway and honored senior citizens on NOVEMBER 21st at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From All Access: BIG LOUD RECORDS' MORGAN WALLEN will make his debut appearance on NBC-TV's "SATURDAY Night Live" (SNL) on DECEMBER 5th. WALLEN was originally scheduled to perform in … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From All Access: TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Adult Hits WBUF (92.9 JACK FM)/BUFFALO,NY has flipped to Rock as "BUFFALO's 92.9 WBUF, Everything That Rocks!" playing music from AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, ZZ TOP, … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From All Access: KORBY RAY has joined COX MEDIA GROUP AC WFEZ (EASY 93.1)/MIAMI as the station's new Assoc. PD and midday host. She made her debut on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, and arrives after a long run … more
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    November 25th, 2020, 03:03 PM
    From Radio Insight: Saga Communications Hot AC “Q108” 107.9 WCVQ Fort Campbell KY/Clarksville TN is making a morning show change as Ryan Ploeckelman is rising to Operations Manager for the cluster and Gretchen Cordy is retiring from radio. Ploeckelman and Gordy ended the “Ryan & Gretchen Show” today after fifteen years together. Gordy joined WCVQ in 2001 after appearing in the first season of “Survivor” paired with Jack Indigo. Ploeckelman replaced Indigo in 2005. He would then add PD duties at Classic Hits “Rewind 94.3” WRND in 2018 and Classic Rock “Z97.5” WZZP earlier this year. Ploeckelman told Saga’s ClarksvilleNow.com, “I have some operations that need managing, and it’s not easy doing that while also waking up at 4 a.m. to do a morning show that starts at 5. Really, though, now is the right time. Gretchen and I have been doing this for 15 years, and that’s a long time to be doing a morning show. We’ve had a lot of fun with each other and with our listeners, but it’s time for a change and to bring Clarksville something new.” The company has yet to announce its plans for the morning show. more
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