Country Aircheck Weekly (10/15)

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“When you’re looking for radio hits, trained ears often have a different agenda and are looking for art. I’m not sure art wins very often.” –Bob Barnett





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» Fun With Numbers: Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Summer 2018 (6/21-9/12) for subscribing stations 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.

Charleston, SC
  • WCKN 3.9 (8t) to 5.1 (2), Apex
  • WEZL 5.7 (3) to 4.3 (5), iHeartMedia
  • WQMX 7.9 (1) to 7.2 (1), Rubber City
  • KTOM 5.0 (3) to 2.8 (9), iHeartMedia
  • WBBS 8.9 (1) to 8.1 (1), iHeartMedia
  • WOLF 2.3 (10) to 3.3 (7), Craig Fox
  • WFRG/Utica, NY 2.0 (11t) to 1.0 (9), 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.

» I Think You've Got My Chair: Salem CEO Ed Atsinger has been elected Chairman of the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). He succeeds Saga's Ed Christianand VerStandig's John VerStandig, who have co-chaired for the past year. Atsinger's election happened at the organization's board meeting last week. More here.

» That's Rich: Former Superadio EVP/Programming & Affiliate Relations Rich O'Brien has joined Sun Broadcast Group as VP/Programing & Affiliate Relations. "Rich brings talent to our affiliation efforts and a fresh new perspective to our programming lineup," says SBG Founder/Pres. Jason Bailey. "His involvement with SBG comes at the perfect time, as we are unveiling new shows and services for 2019." O'Brien was upped at Superadio last year (CAT 8/2/17). Reach him at 508-787-0082 or here.