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

 

Albany, GA

  • WOBB 5.9 (3) to 5.0 (3) iHeartMedia

  • WKAK 3.6 (5t) to 3.1 (6t) Cumulus

Ann Arbor, MI

  • WWWW 4.7 (2) to 5.4 (2) Cumulus

Beaumont, TX

  • KYKR 8.9 (2) to 7.9 (3) iHeartMedia

  • KAYD 1.9 (8) to 2.4 (8) Cumulus

  • KNGT 1.7 (9t) to 2.1 (9t) Townsquare

Bloomington, IL

  • WBWN 6.8 (2) to 7.2 (2) Cumulus

  • WJBC 1.5 (8t) to 0.9 (6t) Cumulus Classic Country

  • WIBL 5.3 (4) to N/A, Pilot

Pilot's WIBL is no longer a subscriber.

Brunswick, GA

  • WYNR 6.2 (2) to 6.6 (2) iHeartMedia

Dothan, AL

  • WTVY 10.1 (2) to 10.6 (1) Gulf South

  • WDJR 7.9 (3) to 7.8 (2) Gulf South Classic Country

Killeen, TX

  • KUSJ 5.2 (3t) to 5.6 (2) Townsquare

Lake Charles, LA

  • KYKZ 11.5 (1) to 11.5 (1) Cumulus

  • KNGT 6.3 (3) to 5.5 (3t) Townsquare

  • KQLK 4.2 (5) to 4.4 (5t) Cumulus

Montgomery, AL

  • WLWI 4.5 (5t) to 5.0 (5) Cumulus

  • WBAM 2.8 (9t) to 3.8 (6t) Bluewater

  • WQKS HD4 2.3 (13) to 2.5 (11) Bluewater Classic Country

Peoria, IL

  • WXCL 5.9 (4t) to 9.0 (2) Alpha

  • WFYR 2.6 (8t) to 3.4 (9t) Cumulus

Quad Cities

  • WLLR 18.9 (1) to 14.3 (1) iHeartMedia

Salisbury, MD

  • WWFG 6.7 (1) to 5.2 (2) iHeartMedia

  • WUSX 1.3 (16) to 1.6 (15t) Adams

Savannah, GA

  • WJCL 2.7 (10t) to 3.7 (8t) Cumulus

  • WUBB 2.4 (12t) to 3.2 (12) Alpha

Springfield, MO

  • KTTS 11.2 (1) to 11.1 (1) Summit

  • KSWF 4.9 (7t) to 4.8 (5) iHeartMedia

  • KOMG 2.7 (14) to N/A, Mid-West Family

Mid-West's KOMG is no longer a subscriber.

 

 

» And He Shall Be Levi: No official word from the company, but iHeartMedia KEEY/MinneapolisDir./Promotions Levi Jessen has been named to iHeart’s National Programming Group and will serve as Programming Operations Specialist reporting to VP/Operations Rob Speicher. Jensen has been with the company since 1999 and previously served as KEEY APD before departing in January amid restructuring (CAT 1/15). He rejoined the cluster less than two months later in his most recent role (CAT 3/4). His prior roles have included serving as PD for the cluster’s Classic Hip Hop KTCZ-HD3 and Pride Radio KQQL-HD3. Jessen will remain based in Minneapolis and can be reached here.

 

» Mechanical Engineering: The Mechanical Licensing Collective has added three to its executive team: Head/Finance Monique Benjamin, Head/Public Relations Natalie Kilgore and Head/Rights Management Maurice Russell. The MLC will begin issuing blanket licenses to U.S. digital streaming services in January 2021. "Monique, Natalie, and Maurice each possess many years of experience working in the music industry, they are recognized leaders in their fields and they are well-respected by their peers," says CEO Kris Ahrend. Benjamin's prior stops include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Word Entertainment and Warner/Nashville, where she eventually rose to SVP/Finance. Kilgore's experience includes helping launch in-house publicity for BMLG and BBRMG. Russell most recently served as CEO/Founder of consultancy firm Media Rights Management, in addition to his time on advisory groups at the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.