Country Aircheck Weekly (10/16)

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» Share Whoppers: Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Summer 2017 (6/21-9/12) for subscribing stations, listed by metro size and compared with their last books. Ranks (in parentheses) are also among subscribers. Have a story for your station inside the overall numbers? Email us here.
Chattanooga, TN
  • WUSY 11.5 (1) to 12.7 (1) iHeartMedia
  • WUUQ 6.1 (5) to 5.1 (6) Daughters Classic Country
  • WOGT 1.6 (13) to 1.3 (14) Cumulus
Madison, WI
  • WMAD 2.7 (6) to 3.6 (5t) iHeartMedia

            Mid-West Family's WWQM does not subscribe.

Huntsville, AL
  • WDRM 11.1 (1) to 10.4 (1) iHeartMedia
  • WWFF 1.3 (12t) to 1.5 (12) Cumulus
Jackson, MS
  • WUSJ 3.7 (7) to 6.0 (4t) New South
  • WMSI 3.2 (8) to 4.1 (6) iHeartMedia
  • WJXN 3.0 (9) to 1.9 (9t) New South Classic Country (Moved to 93.5 Aug 1.)
Shreveport, LA
  • KRMD 5.2 (6) to 4.6 (4) Cumulus
  • KXKS 5.0 (7) to 3.8 (5) Townsquare

Certain markets do not appear because the Country stations in those metros aren't subscribers; non-subscribing stations in published markets are also excluded. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.


» Daily Leaves iHeartMedia: As reported earlier in Breaking NewsiHeartMedia/Tampa SVPP and WFUSPD Travis Daily has exited after 17 years with the company.  He was PD/morning host at KCCY/Colorado Springs for five years. He hosted afternoons for eight years and middays for three while programming 'FUS for the last 12. He came off the air last year when he was promoted to SVPP. Reach him at 813-309-1924 or here. MM Sam Nein says plans for the position will be revealed at a later date.



» One Step Closer: CBS has launched the exchange offer for the separation of CBS Radio as the merger with Entercom nears. “We are very pleased to be taking this important step toward the split-off of our radio business,” says Chairman/CEO Leslie Moonves. “This will give equity holders the opportunity to invest in what we believe will be a best-in-class radio company, with top assets and a terrific management team." See the full filing with the SEC here. In an Entercom memo, CEO David Field adds, "Our merger still requires regulatory consent from various government agencies. We remain optimistic that we will receive their approvals in a timely manner and close our merger in the fourth quarter, possibly as early as Nov. 17, the day after the CBS exchange offer is scheduled to conclude."

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