Country Aircheck Weekly (4/20)

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New Texas-Flavored ACMs: Radio Likes 'Em!

Luke Lied: Rain Is Not A Good Thing

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Rate Clips

Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Winter 2015 (1/8-4/1) 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 2.7 (10) to 3.5 (8t), iHeartMedia
  • KRST 4.1 (5) to 3.5 (8t), Cumulus
  • KBQI-HD2 2.4 (11) to 2.2 (14), iHeartMedia Classic Country
El Paso
  • KHEY 5.2 (6t) to 5.4 (8), iHeartMedia
  • WRBT 5.4 (5) to 6.7 (4), iHeartMedia
  • WZCY 2.0 (8) to 2.3 (8), Cumulus
Johnson City, TN
  • WXBQ 20.0 (1) to 21.9 (1), Bristol
York, PA
  • WGTY 12.3 (1) to 10.9 (1), Times & News
  • WZCY/Harrisburg 3.3 (7) to 1.5 (7t), 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.

Iconic Decision

Cumulus WKOS (Nash FMa)/Tri-Cities, TN has adopted the company's turn-key Nash Icon format, featuring Marty McFly (mornings), Lisa Manning (middays), Scott Gaines (afternoons) and Darlas Rai (evenings), who are based in Nashville. PD/afternooner J.B. Stone continues in his programming role, but he relinquishes his airshift. No other staff were affected by the change.


Edwards Exits KCYY

Cox KCYY/San Antonio APD/MD/afternoon personality Carey Edwards has exited after almost two years (CAT 8/8/13) and is looking for his next opportunity. "I love Texas and would love to stay in the area," he tells Country Aircheck. Edwards' past stops include programming and on-air positions across multiple formats in Seattle, Austin, Portland, Phoenix and Tucson. Reach him at 281-660-1277 or here. No word on plans to fill the position.