Country Aircheck Weekly (11/4)

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» Book What You Made Me Do: Here are select Nielsen Audio Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) ratings for October 2019 (three-month rolling average, 7/18-10/19) compared with their last books. Ranks (in parentheses) are among subscribers. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.
Albuquerque, NM
  • KBQI 3.3 (6) to 3.6 (6), iHeartMedia
  • KBQI HD2 1.9 (11) to 2.2 (9t), iHeartMedia Classic Country

Cumulus' KRST & KBZU are two-book subscribers.

Allentown, PA

​Cumulus' WCTO is a two-book subscriber.

El Paso, TX
  • KHEY 7.0 (5) to 5.8 (5), iHeartMedia
Fresno, CA
  • KHGE 3.8 (6t) to 3.8 (6), iHeartMedia
  • KSKS 3.8 (6t) to 3.7 (7t), Cumulus
Knoxville, TN
  • WIVK 11.2 (1) to 11.7 (1), Cumulus
  • WDKW 2.4 (7) to 2.1 (8), Midwest
  • WMYL 1.2 (9t) to 0.8 (10), Ron Meredith

Summit's WCYQ is a two-book subscriber.

Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • WGGY 7.5 (2) to 8.1 (2), Entercom

Cumulus' WCTO & WSJR are two-book subscribers.

» Jay What You Need To Jay: As reported via Breaking News, Entercom WUSN/Chicago PD Kenny Jay has added programming duties for Country sister KMNB/Minneapolis; he remains based in Chicago. Jay takes over for Lucas Phelan, who exited earlier this month (CAT 11/1). It's a return to familiar territory for Jay, who joined then-CBS Radio KMNB in 2012 before rising to PD in 2014. He transferred to the company's KMPS/Seattle in 2016 (CAT 1/14/16) and oversaw its flip from Country to Soft AC (CAT 12/4/17). Jay has been with WUSN for nearly two years (CAT 1/22) and can be reached here.

» Desmond Departs St. George: Cherry Creek/St. George, UT OM Dale Desmond has exited after more than two years at the cluster, which includes Country KCIN & KIYK. He joined in 2017 (CAT 9/12/17) after stops at KUPI/Idaho Falls; KBLL/Helena, MT; WCKN/Charleston, SC and KTHK/Idaho Falls. Desmond is on the hunt for his next opportunity and can be reached here. No word on plans for the position.