Country Aircheck Weekly (4/22)

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» The Rate And Powerful: Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Winter 2019 (1/3-3/27) 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.


  • WYRK 9.2 (2) to 8.4 (3), Townsquare
Greenville, SC
  • WESC 6.1 (3) to 8.2 (1), iHeartMedia
  • WSSL 7.1 (2) to 7.5 (2), iHeartMedia
  • WBEE 8.1 (1) to 9.9 (1), Entercom 
  • WDXB 4.0 (9) to 8.0 (1), iHeartMedia


  • KYWD 1.1 (18) to 2.0 (12), iHeartMedia

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.



» House Of The Riser Sun: Former Max WGH/Norfolk PD Mark McKay has joined Riser House as Dir./Promotions in an as yet unspecified region. McKay departed WGH in January after nearly 20 years with the station (CAT 1/7). "His expertise in radio and this industry as a whole, along with his incredible relationships, makes him the perfect fit for our team," Riser House Dir./National Promotion Maurisa Pasick tells Country Aircheck. According to an announcement from McKay via social media, he will remain based in Virginia; reach him here.


Concurrently, Riser House Dir./Midwest & Texas Promotion Seth Necessary has exited and is on the hunt for his next opportunity. He joined Riser House in January (CAT 1/22); his previous stops include Country Thunder Records, Huntsman Entertainment and Impact Radio. Reach Necessary at 615-642-1854 or via email here.



» KRMD's Arledge Departs: Cumulus /Shreveport, LAOM and Country KRMD PD Chip Arledge has exited after two years (CAT 3/21/17). VP/Programming Operations Greg Frey is currently hiring for both positions. Interested parties can apply for the OM opening here and PD here.