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Nielsen Audio Summer 2015 Diary: Albuquerque, El Paso, Harrisburg ...

Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Summer 2015 (6/25-9/16) 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.

  • KBQI 2.8 (9) to 2.9 (9t), iHeartMedia
  • KRST 3.9 (6) to 2.9 (9t), Cumulus
  • KBQI-HD2 2.2 (12t) to 2.5 (13), iHeartMedia Classic Country
El Paso
  • KHEY 4.5 (8) to 5.6 (6), iHeartMedia
  • WRBT 6.3 (4) to 6.0 (2), iHeartMedia
  • WZCY 3.9 (6) to 1.9 (8), Cumulus
Johnson City, TN
  • WXBQ 19.6 (1) to 20.6 (1), Bristol
York, PA
  • WGTY 11.8 (1) to 10.1 (1), Times & News
  • WZCY/Harrisburg 2.9 (5) to 3.2 (5), Cumulus

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.


iHeartCountry Touts Phillips

Newly minted iHeartCountry Brand Manager and SVP/Programming Rod Phillips (Breaking News 6/30) was celebrated during a welcome event put on by iHeartMedia at Nashville's Citizen last night (10/8). During the evening, the company's country initiatives and reach were touted for a room packed with top promotion execs and label heads. Joining Phillips were his iHeartCountry brand team including Steve Geofferies, Chad Heritage, Doug Montgomery and Gregg Swedberg, as well as VP/Artist Relations Marissa Morris and Premiere EVP/Music & Partner Integrations Alissa Pollack. President/National Programming Platforms Tom Poleman helped Phillips detail the company's upcoming events, including the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Country Festival.


Nick Fox To Mornings At WVVR/Clarksville, TN

Saga WVVR (The Beaver)/Clarksville, TN afternooner Nick Fox has switched airshifts with PD/morning host JT Daniels. Fox joined in July after a stop at Cumulus Top 40 WABD/Mobile, AL (CAT 7/14). He joins Bailey Brooks in wakeups and can be reached here.