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» Spring Board: Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Spring 2020 (3/27-6/17) for subscribing stations compared with their last books (Fall 2019). Ranks (in parentheses) are also among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.

 

Abilene, TX
  • KEAN 7.4 (2t) to 7.0 (4t) Townsquare
  • KBCY 7.4 (2t) to 7.0 (4t) Cumulus
  • KABW 3.4 (9t) to 2.8 (8t) Community
  • KORQ N/A to 2.8 (8t) Community Classic Country
  • KSLI-AM 1.4 (12t) to 0.7 (13) Townsquare Classic Country

Community's KORQ flipped from Top 40 to Classic Country in June.

Billings, MT
  • KCTR 11.3 (1) to 9.7 (1) Townsquare
Columbia, MO
  • KCLR 8.6 (1) to 7.9 (2) Zimmer
  • KATI 1.4 (11t) to 1.6 (10t) Zimmer
  • KBBM 2.2 (10) to 0.8 (12t) Cumulus
Eau Claire, WI
  • WAXX 11.3 (2) to 9.8 (2) Mid-West Family
  • WQRB 7.5 (4) to 7.8 (4) iHeartMedia
  • WATQ 6.9 (5t) to 5.2 (8) iHeartMedia Classic Country
Grand Island, NE
  • KRNY 10.2 (1t) to 7.8 (3) NRG
Grand Junction, CO
  • KEKB 6.2 (1) to 6.9 (1) Townsquare
Joplin, MO
  • KIXQ 13.8 (1) to 10.8 (1t) Zimmer
La Crosse, WI
  • WCOW 10.2 (1) to 10.0 (1) Sparta-Tomah
Panama City, FL
  • WPAP 11.4 (1) to 13.0 (1) iHeartMedia
  • WWLY 4.0 (8) to 3.1 (9) Magic Classic Country
  • WKNK 2.8 (11t) to 1.9 (11t) Gulf Coast
Parkersburg, WV
  • WNUS 10.3 (1) to 7.5 (1t) iHeartMedia
Rochester, MN
  • KWWK 6.2 (4) to 5.1 (3) Townsquare
  • KMFX 6.8 (3) to 4.5 (4t) iHeartMedia
Wheeling, WV
  • WOVK 8.7 (2t) to 10.7 (1t) iHeartMedia
  • WLYI 5.1 (7) to 9.9 (3t) Forever Classic Country
  • WBGI 4.3 (8) to 3.8 (8) FM Radio Licenses, LLC
  • WLIE-AM 1.4 (10t) to 2.3 (9t) Forever Classic Country

 




» New York State Of Mine: Former iHeartMedia SVPP/Norfolk, VA Tias Schuster is rejoining the company as SVP/Programming for Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton, NY. His oversight will include Country outlets WNBL/Rochester, WBBS/Syracuse and WBBI & WINR/Binghamton. “[Tias] is an experienced leader that brings high energy and innovative thinking to our powerful brands,” says Pres./West New York Robert J. Morgan, to whom Schuster will report. It is a return to Upstate New York for Schuster, who previously served as WDVI & WKGS/Rochester PD from 2015-2016. He departed iHeart in January after five years amid companywide cutbacks. Schuster previously spent 17 years with Entercom in various markets. Reach him here.

 


» TKO's Shults Departs: Artist manager Taylor Shults has left TKO Artist Management after 28 years and is seeking his next opportunity. “Huge thanks to [TKO President/Owner] TK [Kimbrell] for the many years of opportunity," Shults says. "We have had such an amazing run together, and there’s no one better to learn from; he’s the best!” Reach Shults here. No word on plans for the position.