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» Tally, Yo: Here are select Nielsen Audio Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) ratings for April 2020 (three-month rolling average, 1/30-4/22) compared with stations' last books. Ranks (in parentheses) are among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
  • WHKO 8.8 (1) to 8.9 (1), Cox
  • WNKN 1.7 (11) to 2.2 (10), Grant County Classic Country
  • WYDB 1.6 (12) to 1.1 (14), Aloha Station Trust
  • WCLI 1.5 (13t) to 1.1 (14), Alpha
Ft. Myers, FL
  • WCKT 2.8 (9t) to 2.7 (8), iHeartMedia
  • WWGR N/A to N/A, Renda

Renda's WWGR is a two-book subscriber.

Grand Rapids, MI
  • WBCT 8.3 (1) to 8.7 (2), iHeartMedia
  • WTNR 1.7 (15) to 2.1 (14), Cumulus
Tucson, AZ
  • KIIM 7.5 (1) to 6.3 (2), Cumulus
  • KYWD 1.0 (17t) to 1.0 (17t), iHeartMedia
Tulsa, OK
  • KWEN 6.7 (2) to 6.4 (2), Cox
  • KVOO 3.5 (10) to 3.8 (9), Griffin
  • KXBL 4.1 (8) to 3.7 (10),Griffin
  • KTGX 2.6 (12) to 3.1 (11), iHeartMedia

» Cup Of 'GO: Mt. Wilson KKGO/Los Angeles Dir./Digital and weekend/fill-in personality Adam Bookbinder will join Tim Hurley in mornings beginning Monday (5/25). Bookbinder succeeds Angie Fitzsimmons, who departed last month (CAT 4/29). “[Adam] is a seasoned professional who has worked extremely well with Tim over the last year,” says PD Michael Levine. Bookbinder has been with Mt. Wilson since 2017, and his previous experience includes time with then-CBS/Los Angeles and stops in Oxnard, CA and Trenton, NJ. Reach him here.

» Shake & Blake: iHeartMedia WGAR/Cleveland PD/afternoon host Carletta Blake is moving to mornings alongside incumbent Steve Wazz beginning May 26 for Wazz & Carletta Mornings. Current morning co-host LeeAnn Sommers will move to afternoons to spend more time with family, including her recently adopted daughter. “LeeAnn is a staple of Cleveland radio, and we’re thrilled for her new family,” Blake tells Country Aircheck. “As her PD, I’m glad we could help make her lifestyle fit her family’s needs and that we get to keep her on WGAR.” Blake joined WGAR last year (CAT 3/28/19), Wazz has been in the market for more than a year and a half (CAT 10/18/18) and Sommers will celebrate a decade at WGAR this October (CAT 10/7/10). Reach Blake here, Wazz here and Sommers here.