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» BREAKING – Hill, McGraw To Yellowstone Prequel: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been cast as leads for theParamount+ series 1883, a prequel to its hit series YellowstoneSam Elliott will also star in the series, which follows the Dutton family's journey west to Montana. The couple will play James and Margaret Dutton. The series was created by Taylor Sheridan. "Taylor has found a way of storytelling that brilliantly creates these epic dramas and family sagas with so much depth and creativity," McGraw says, calling the role a "dream job." Adds Hill, "The Duttons are a formidable family ... I am humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team."



 

» Hope Springs Eternal: Here are select Nielsen Audio Spring 2021 diary ratings for subscribing stations compared with their last books (Spring and Fall 2020). Ranks (in parentheses) are also among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
Appleton-Oshkosh, WI
  • WNCY Midwest
    10.1 (1) - 9.6 (1) - 9.1 (2)
  • WGEE Midwest Classic Country
    3.6 (4t) - 3.5 (5t) - 3.4 (7t)
  • WPKR Cumulus
    2.1 (9) - 1.6 (9) - 1.6 (16t)
Corpus Christi, TX
  • KRYS iHeartMedia
    7.5 (3) - 7.9 (3) - 8.1 (2)
    Largest share since Spring 2019.
  • KAJE ICA Radio
    0.9 (13t) - 0.8 (13t) - 1.7 (10)
    Largest share since flipping to Country in 2017 (CAT 3/23/17)
Fayetteville, AR
  • KKIX iHeartMedia
    9.2 (1) - 8.1 (1t) - 8.8 (2)
  • KAMO Cumulus Classic Country
    4.2 (9) - 4.7 (8t) - 5.8 (4)
    Largest share since Spring 2006.
  • KXRD Rox Radio
    2.8 (10) - 2.5 (10t) - 1.9 (13t)

    KCYT changed from mainstream to Red Dirt Country as KXRD in March (CAT 3/15)
Fayetteville, NC
  • WKML Beasley
    10.2 (2) - 8.7 (2) - 9.5 (2)
Flint, MI
  • WFBE Cumulus
    3.5 (7) - 4.5 (5) - 5.7 (3)
Green Bay, WI
  • WNCY Midwest
    13.2 (1) - 10.3 (2) - 9.4 (2)
  • WGEE Midwest Classic Country
    4.7 (7t) - 2.8 (11) - 5.5 (5)
Lansing, MI
  • WITL Townsquare
    9.1 (2) - 9.3 (1) - 10.7 (1)
    Largest share since Fall 2015.
  • WWDK Midwest Classic Country
    5.2 (5t) - 3.2 (8)
     - 3.4 (8)
Reading, PA
  • WIOV Cumulus
    4.9 (2) - 4.7 (3t) - 4.3 (3t)
Reno, NV
  • KBUL Cumulus
    3.8 (7) - 7.2 (2) - 4.2 (7)
  • KOLC RMG
    3.0 (9) - 4.4 (8) - 3.1 (8)
  • KLCA HD3 RMG Classic Country
    1.2 (14) - 0.9 (19) - 1.2 (17)
  • KCMY-AM Evans Classic Country
    2.0 (13t) - 1.1 (18) - 1.0 (18t)
Saginaw, MI
  • WCEN Alpha
    5.6 (4) - 5.4 (3t) - 5.5 (4)
  • WKCQ MacDonald
    Does not subscribe.
Shreveport, LA
  • KXKS Townsquare
    3.9 (4t) - 4.4 (6) - 4.6 (7)
  • KRMD Cumlus
    3.7 (6t) - 4.9 (4) - 3.9 (9)
Tyler, TX
  • KNUE Townsquare
    8.2 (1) - 6.5 (2t) - 7.1 (3t)
  • KYKX Alpha
    2.8 (11) - 3.5 (10) - 4.0 (8)
  • KKUS Alpha Classic Country
    3.5 (10) - 2.9 (11) - 3.4 (11)
Youngstown, OH
  • WQXK Cumulus
    8.9 (2) - 6.9 (3) - 8.3 (2)
  • WBBG iHeartMedia
    3.0 (7) - 2.5 (8t) - 3.7 (7t)
    Largest share since Spring 2018.


 
 

» Miller To Retire: West Virginia Radio CorporationPresident/CEO Dale Miller announced his retirement after 44 years with the company. Miller started in 1977 when the company owned just two stations in Morgantown. He became president in 1984. The company currently owns 32 stations in and around West Virginia, including nine Country stations. Miller served on the NAB Board of Directors and as president of the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. In an email to staff Miller said, "The relationships I have developed over these 44 years with so many of you are the things I cherish the most in my life.” Local coverage here.