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» Rank In Tile: Here are select Nielsen Audio Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) ratings for February 2020 (three-month rolling average, 11/7-2/26) compared with stations' last books. Ranks (in parentheses) are among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
Chattanooga, TN
  • WUSY 10.2 (1) to 8.8 (2), Entercom
  • WUUQ 4.1 (7) to 3.9 (7), Daughters Classic Country
  • WOGT 1.4 (15) to 1.3 (15t), Cumulus

Cumulus' WOGT is a two-book subscriber.

Huntsville, AL
  • WDRM 8.3 (1) to 8.6 (1), iHeartMedia
  • WWFF 2.1 (11) to 1.8 (11t), Cumulus

Cumulus' WWFF is a two-book subscriber.

Jackson, MS
  • WMSI 3.7 (5t) to 3.8 (5t), iHeartMedia
  • WUSJ 3.7 (5t) to 3.6 (7), New South
  • WHJT 1.7 (11) to 1.9 (10), New South Classic Country
Madison, WI
  • WMAD 3.4 (6t) to 3.4 (7), iHeartMedia

Mid-West Family WWQM does not subscribe.


» Additional Entercom Departures: Following yesterday's news of Entercom furloughs and cutbacks (CAT 4/2), additional Country radio employees have been confirmed among the departures. They include:
  • WYCD APD/middayer Cadillac Jack leaves after more than a year-and-a-half (CAT 11/12/18). Prior stops include WQYK/Tampa, KCYE/Las Vegas and WXTU/Philadelphia. Reach him at 702-467-3600 or here.
  • Detroit Dir./Creative Services Terry Phillips departs after almost 20 years with the cluster. He has handled voiceover, imaging, production and on-air work for multiple stations nationwide during his tenure with Entercom, and his prior career stops include WFBE/Flint, MI; KIIM/Tucson; KBYB/El Dorado, AR; and KHYI/Dallas. Reach Phillips at 810-241-5502 or here.
  • KILT/Houston The Morning Bull producer and weekend talent Kyle King departs after four years. He also hosted an on-air show and podcast for Sports sister KILT-AM and handled fill-ins for Hot AC sister KHMX. Previous posts include crosstown Top 40 KRBE and Country KVMK/Bryan-College Station, TX. Reach King at 281-701-6992 or here.
  • KFRG/Riverside, CA weekend personality Nicholas Nixon exits after a year in the role. He can be reached at 909-754-3031 or here.
  • New York Coord./Promotions Bernadette Gibbons has departed after a year. Her prior career stops include Big Machine Label Group and its Dot Records imprint in Nashville as well as work with the Tortuga Music Festival. Reach Gibbons at 917-418-5448 or here.

As cutbacks and furloughs continue, Country Aircheck is here to help. If your position has been eliminated or if you're searching for a new opportunity, send a note with your contact information here. If you are temporarily furloughed and would like to transfer your Country Aircheck subscription to a personal email address, reach out to us here. Likewise, if you are an employer with a current job opportunity available, please reach out here so we may publish your opening and add it to our Country Aircheck Job Board.


» Sound Crowd: Kane Brown and John Legend's "Last Time I Say Sorry," Luke Combs' "Beautiful Crazy," Lady Antebellum's "What I’m Leaving For," Tim McGraw's "Humble And Kind," Thomas Rhett's "Be A Light," Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's "Nobody But You" and Shania Twain's "Honey, I’m Home" and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" are among the songs that will be performed during Sunday's (4/5) ACM Presents: Our Country at 7pm CT on CBS. Additionally, Lauren AlainaIngrid AndressGabby BarrettLee BriceBlanco BrownLindsay EllRiley GreenMickey GuytonCaylee HammackAshley McBrydeJake OwenCarly Pearce and Tenille Townes will appear on the ACM Facebook page and the Amazon Music Twitch channel at 6pm CT as part of the pre-show, which will also feature a Joe Diffie tribute by Chris Young. The Academy invites artists and fans to share their own performances to social media, tagging an official Academy social media handle, and using #ACMOurCountry to participate in a curated feed of performances featured here through Sunday (4/5). Listen to the ACM Presents: Our Country playlist here; full lineup here.