Black To Retire: Longtime iHeartMedia WKSJ/Mobile PD and afternoon co-host Bill Black is retiring Jan. 30. He has been in radio since 1978, joining the station in 1992 and rising to PD in 1996 and again in 1998. Black has remained in that role ever since, and has served several terms as chairman of St. Jude Research Hospital's industry advisory board. "It’s been an amazing run these past almost 45 years of radio employment, and the last 31 as part of iHeartMedia and 95 KSJ," he says. "I’ve had the honor to introduce amazing performers to our Mobile, AL, audience and watch as their careers skyrocketed. My staff has always been more like family and we have cared and carried one another every day." Adds iHeart Country EVP/Programming Rod Phillips, “While we are extremely happy for Bill and proud of all he’s accomplished, we are sad for the iHeartCountry team as we say goodbye to one of the legends." Reach Black here.
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“The next morning I received a surprise call: ‘Bill’s rib shack here! I have an order ready for pick up.’”
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Run Of Luck: Leo33's Zach Top visits Phoenix and San Antonio. Pictured (top, l-r) are KNIX's Steve Geofferies, the label's Katie Dean, Top and KNIX's Lois Lewis and Reid Spivey; (bottom, l-r) KCYY's Brody Simmons, Top and KCYY's Christi Brooks.
Blues Traveler: Curb's Dylan Scott with manager Kerri Edwards, WKLB/Boston's Dawn Santolucito and the label's Allyson Gelnett (l-r) at the House of Blues.
Sun Glaze: Big Machine's Brian Kelley previews new music in WWYZ/Hartford's Dunkin' Music Lounge. Pictured (l-r) are the station's Amanda Jo Parker, Kelley, the station's Brandon Clay and the label's Brooke Diaz.
Munchurian Candidate: Warner/WEA's Ian Munsick is joined by his label team at the premiere of White Buffalo: Voices of the West in Las Vegas. Pictured (l-r) are Alex Ciasnocha, Cris Lacy, Stephanie Davenport, Munsick, Caroline Munsick, Jessica Rouse, Clark Tedesco, Kate Myers and Mike Dupree.
Starring Roll: KKBQ/Houston's 93Q Star Party raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Pictured (top, l-r) are Curb's Lee Brice, the station's Andy "Riggs" Riggle, Broken Bow's Dustin Lynch, Big Loud's Lauren Alaina, BMLGR's Riley Green, the station's Erica Rico, Warner/WEA's Warren Zeiders, Valory's Conner Smith and the station's Jake Stewart and Jonathan Cook; (middle, l-r) the station's Lauren "Lo" Sessions, Pam McKay and Candy Graham; (bottom, l-r) the station's Jacoba Boles, Gerardo Sproet, Katelyn Maida, Corey Dillon, Travis Moon and Linda Lynn; (second photo) Stoney Creek's Jelly Roll celebrates No. 1 "Save Me" with Moon.
Jingle Bell Jock: WIL/St. Louis’ Marty Brooks celebrates 20 years of Jinglefest with Magnolia's Randy Houser (l) Curb's Lee Brice (r) and Mercury's Priscilla Block.
Jingle Shells: WFUS/Tampa's Jingle Y'all concert raises money for St. Jude. Pictured (l-r) are the station's Aaron Michael, Red Street/Neon Union's Andrew Millsaps and Leo Brooks, the station's Sarah Jacobs, BMLGR's Chris Janson, Good Company's Jake Owen, the station's Ashley Morrison, RCA's Corey Kent, Columbia's Elle King and the station's Scotty Davis.
Birch, Please: Stone Country Records’ Annie Bosko (r) with WKKT/Charlotte's Ashley Wilson.
November CDM Ratings
Share Quotes: Here are select Nielsen Audio Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) ratings for November 2023 (three-month rolling average, 8/17-11/8) compared with September and October. Ranks (in parentheses) are among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
7.8 (2) - 6.5 (3) - 7.2 (3)
0.9 (16) - 0.6 (17t) - 0.9 (17)
8.2 (2) - 8.4 (2) - 9.6 (1t)
2.2 (8) - 2.1 (8) - 2.8 (8)
Largest share since October 2022.
November CDM Ratings
November Gain: Here are select Nielsen Audio Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) ratings for November 2023 (three-month rolling average, 8/17-11/8) compared with September and October. Ranks (in parentheses) are among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
Early Bird: Former iHeartMedia Pacific NW Region Pres. Robert Dove joins Alpha Media as SVP/Market Mgr. of its Portland, OR stations, including KUPL, effective Jan. 1. The 36-year broadcasting industry veteran succeeds Lisa Decker, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Decker joined Alpha in her current role in 2016 from KING/Seattle, where she was Dir./Corp. Sponsorships (CAT 10/28/16). Prior stops include Clear Channel/Tacoma and CBS Radio/Seattle.
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