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Mo Bounce Exits Afternoons At Z100

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 01:28 PM PDT

Mo Bounce is out as afternoon host at iHeartMedia CHR Z100 WHTZ New York
after nearly twelve years at the station.

The Brooklyn native joined Z100 as night jock in September 2009 and moved
to afternoons in August 2015. He began his career as an intern at WFLZ
Tampa and has also worked at stations including WIOQ Philadelphia, KXXM San
Antonio, KCHZ Kansas City, and KKHH Houston during his career. Bounce also
tracked for multiple formats for other iHeartMedia stations and was the
imaging voice for the Elvis Duran Morning Show and other stations.

WHTZ has yet to announce its plans for afternoons moving forward.

Cumulus Combines Podcast Network Into Its Primary Branding

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 11:56 AM PDT

Cumulus Media will consolidate the Westwood One Podcast Network under the
companys brand name.

As of May 6, the network will be rebranded as the Cumulus Podcast Network.
The move allows the company to better brand both the company and the
network to ad buyers much like Entercoms consolidation of its corporate
name and into Audacy did.

CUMULUS MEDIA, a leading audio-first media and entertainment company, today
announces the re-branding of the successful Westwood One Podcast Network to
the CUMULUS PODCAST NETWORK, effective May 6, 2021.

The move consolidates the Company’s national and local podcasts into one
entity, capturing the full breadth and diversity of the portfolio and
providing advertisers with a comprehensive offering of podcasts, in
addition to streaming, mobile, social and display. Suzanne Grimes,
Executive Vice President Corporate Marketing and President, Westwood One,
will retain responsibility for the Company’s podcast sales network.

“Placing our podcasts under the Cumulus umbrella allows us to offer our
advertising partners easy access to the company’s full arsenal of digital
products,” said Grimes. “This exciting expansion takes our fast-growing
podcast network to the next level, as well as simplifies the buying process
for agencies and brands, allowing our partners to seamlessly tap into the
full power of our premium on-demand audio content.”

FCC Announces Non-Commercial FM Filing Window And Application Cap

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 09:47 AM PDT

The FCC announced today it will hold a filing window for new non-commerical
FMs from November 2 through November 9.

The filing window will be for vacant allocations in the reserved band (88.1
to 91.9) only. The agency has also instituted a ten application limit by
any party just as it did in the previous non-comm window in 2007. The
agency states that the cap supports the goals of localism and diversity
reflected in the NCE FM point system and remains a reasonable limit to
prevent mass filings by speculators and to permit the efficient and
expeditious processing of window-filed applications.

A few commenters requested the FCC consider a five station limit, NPR
agreed with the ten station limit, while Educational Media Foundation asked
for the ability to designate ten as primary applications with the ability
to exceed the limit for non-mutually exclusive applications for areas in
non rated counties.

The Media Bureau (Bureau) announces a filing window for applications for
noncommercial educational (NCE) FM new station construction permits. The
filing window will open at 12:01 am EDT on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and
close at 6:00 pm EST on November 9, 2021. The window is available for FM
reserved band (channels 201 – 220) proposals.1

New applications must be filed electronically on FCC Form 2100, Schedule
340 in the Bureau’s Licensing Management System (LMS). The Commission
recently amended its rules and procedures for filing NCE FM applications
and selecting and licensing competing NCE FM applications.2 The Bureau will
provide detailed information about filing procedures and requirements by
public notice in advance of the filing window. Interested applicants also
may monitor the Audio Division Web Page for information and developments:

Nielsen: March PPM Shows Significant Audience Gains

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 09:15 AM PDT


The March 2021 PPM survey revealed significant gains in radio listening
across the aggregate of markets, to the tune of an 8% increase
month-over-month in total AQH audience. This marks the largest single-month
increase in average audience since June of last year.

These gains were driven by increases in both weekly reach (adding nearly 4
million consumers in March a 3% increase versus February) as well as time
spent listening (gaining by over 20 minutes on average a 5% increase
compared with last month).

The year-over-year comparison between the March 2020 and March 2021 PPM
stands at a 96 index for weekly reach and a 93 index for AQH. This means
that from a weekly reach perspective, the radio audience in March 2021 is
96% the size of the same month from one year ago, while for AQH the number
is 93%.

This uptick in radio usage mirrors the positive changes in consumer
sentiment and habits observed during Nielsen’s latest radio consumer study
conducted during the March survey.

Six in 10 Americans are now ‘ready to go’ and feeling life is becoming more
normal in their city or town.

Those working outside the home have increased nearly 70% since last April,
while consumers spending more than an hour each day in a vehicle has more
than doubled in that time.

Heavy radio listeners, because they are more mobile and ‘ready to go’, are
also more likely to engage in top activities including shopping for
groceries, driving longer distances, ordering take-out, and getting
together in-person with friends and family, particularly among those who
are vaccinated.

Ken Evans Joins Mix 95.7 Grand Rapids

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 05:30 AM PDT

Townsquare Media Hot AC Mix 95.7 WLHT-FM Grand Rapids has appointed Ken
Evans as Brand Manager and afternoon host.

Evans has spent the majority of his career in the Grand Rapids market with
two stints at Clear Channels I96 WVTI and 104.5 WSNX including APD/morning
host at WSNX from 2012-2017 and at Cumulus Media as Director of Digital
Content and morning co-host on CHR 105.3 Hot-FM WHTS-FM from 2017 until
2019. He also programmed then-Cumulus owned CHR 103.3 WKFR Kalamazoo from
2006 to 2011.

With the arrival of Evans, Rob Sparks has exited as APD/afternoon host.
Sparks joined WLHT in April 2016 after stints programming 92.9 The Beat
KOSP Springfield MO and U93 WNDV-FM South Bend IN.

March 2021 (3/4 - 3/31) Nielsen Audio Ratings Day 2: Different Is Good For

Posted: 20 Apr 2021 02:00 PM PDT

Nielsen Audio has released Day 2 of its monthly four day sweep of ratings
in PPM markets.

Todays releases include Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Detroit,
Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Denver, Baltimore,
and St. Louis.

All the numbers can be found at

Public News/Talk 88.5 WAMU retains its lead in Washington DC with a 10.2 to
9.7 slide. Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP drops 9.9 to 9.0. Howard University
Adult RB 96.3 WHUR holds steady at a 8.1 share. iHeartMedia AC 97.1 WASH
rises to fourth with a 5.9 to 6.2 gain, while sister Classic Rock Big 100
WBIG-FM rises 4.7 to 5.1.

Cumulus Media Conservative Talk 105.9 WMAL drops over two share points from
a 6.0 to 3.9.

Beasley Classic Hits 105.7 WROR Boston remains on top with a 7.5 to 7.7
rise. Co-owned 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ-FM jumps to second with a 6.1 to 6.9
gain. iHeartMedia CHR Kiss 108 WXKS-FM rebounds 6.2 to 6.4, but co-owned
News/Talk 1030 WBZ slips from a first place tie to fourth 7.5 to 6.4.
iHeartMedia Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX holds steady at a 6.1 share.

Cox Media Group holds the top two spots in Miami with Soft AC Easy 93.1
WFEZ steady at a 9.1 share and Adult RB Hot 105 WHQT rising 7.6 to 8.2.
Audacy AC 101.5 Lite-FM WLYF rises 5.6 to 6.1. SBS Spanish Oldies Zeta 92.3
WCMQ holds in fourth 5.4 to 5.6, with Univision Spanish AC Amor 107.5 WAMR
falling right behind down 5.6 to 5.5.

Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM drops 7.3 to 6.4 but retains the top spot
in Seattle. Audacy Rock 99.9 KISW moves up to second while down 6.5 to 6.0.
Public News/Talk 94.9 KUOW-FM falls to third 6.7 to 5.6. AAA 90.3 KEXP sets
a station record for the third straight month rising to fourth with a 4.3
4.9 5.3 trend. Sinclair News 1000 KOMO/97.7 KOMO-FM (5.7 5.2 5.0) and
Hubbard AC Warm 106.9 KRWM with a big (3.6 4.5 5.0) trend tie for fifth.

iHeartMedia AC 99.9 KEZ KESZ stays on top in Phoenix but trends down 7.3
7.1 6.4. Co-owned Country 102.5 KNIX trends up to second 5.2 5.4 5.7.
Hubbard Classic Rock 100.7 KSLX jumps up to third 4.8 to 5.5. iHeartMedia
Variety Hits 95.5 The Mountain KYOT places fourth 5.0 to 4.8, while their
Conservative Talk 550 KFYI slips down 6.0 5.3 4.5 to tie with Hubbards
Rock 98 KUPD (4.7 to 4.5).

Riviera Broadcastings 94.9/95.1 The Wow Factor KOAI continues to show
growth as it moves up 2.5 3.0 3.3. Also trending upward is Audacy Country
107.9 KMLE 2.6 2.8 3.5. Trending downward is iHeartMedia Hot AC Mix 96.9
KMXP 3.0 2.6 2.5.

Audacy Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC jumps to the lead in Detroit with a 6.2 to
7.2 gain. iHeartMedia Adult RB Mix 92.3 WMXD falls to second but rises 6.6
to 6.8. Beasleys duo of Rock 101.1 WRIF (5.0 to 5.7) and Classic Rock 94.7
WCSX (5.5 to 5.3) follow. iHeartMedia AC 100.3 WNIC ranks fifth sliding 6.1
to 5.3.

Hubbard Hot AC KS 95 KSTP-FM remains in the lead in Minneapolis with a 9.8
to 9.3 slide. Public News/Talk 91.1 KNOW-FM holds in second but tumbles
down 8.5 to 7.1. iHeartMedia Sports 100.3 KFAN KFXN-FM holds in third 7.4
to 6.7. iHeartMedia Classic Hits Kool 108 KQQL rises 5.7 to 6.5, while
Northwestern Media Christian AC 98.5 KTIS-FM is up 5.1 to 5.7.

Audacy Country 102.9 The Wolf KMNB drops 2.5 to 1.8, while Milestone Radios
subsurban Bob Total Country 106.1 KLCI rises 2.4 to 2.6 and iHeartMedias
K102 KEEY holds at 5.3.

Public News/Talk 89.5 KPBS-FM (6.4 6.3) and Audacy Classic Hits 98.1
Sunny-FM KXSN (6.2 6.3) tie for first in San Diego. Univision Regional
Mexican Que Buena 106.5 KLNV is third 5.6 to 5.7. iHeartMedia Hot AC Star
94.1 KMYI jumps up 4.5 to 5.4 to tie for fourth with News/Talk 600 KOGO
(5.3 to 5.4).

Broadcast Company of Americas Variety Hits 100.7 Big-FM KFBG trends up 3.6
to 4.2, while iHeartMedia Classic Rock 101.5 KGB-FM falls 3.7 to 2.9.

Cox Soft AC 105.5 WDUV is back in sole possession of the Tampa market lead
as it rises 7.0 to 8.5. Beasley Media Classic Hits Q105 WRBQ moves up to
second while holding at a 6.5 share. Radio Training Networks Christian AC
The Joy FM 88.1 WJIS/91.5 WCIE falls from a tie for first to third down 7.0
to 5.4. Cox Classic Rock 107.3 The Eagle WXGL is fourth 4.8 to 4.9, while
Cox AC Magic 94.9 WWRM rises 4.1 to 4.6.

iHeartMedia CHR 93.3 WFLZ falls to what ratings expert Chris Huff notes is
its lowest share since before it flipped to the Power Pig in 1989. WFLZ
trends down 4.7 3.1 2.7, while Cox Medias competing CHR Hot 101.5 WPOT
hovers 3.3 2.9 3.1.

Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO leads Denver while slipping 7.4 to 6.8. Public
News/Talk 90.1 KCFR is second for the publicly listed stations with a 7.1
to 6.1 fall. Both Classic Rockers follow with iHeartMedias 103.5 The Fox
KRFX up 5.3 to 5.8, while Audacys 99.5 The Mountain KQMT tying for fourth
with a 4.5 to 5.1 gain. Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI shares the tie up 4.8 to

Surging up in Denver are a pair of non-commercial signals. Jazz 89.3 KUVO
rises from 0.9 to 1.9, while AAA 105.5 The Colorado Sound KJAC jumps 0.3 to

Radio Ones combo remains on top in Baltimore. Adult RB Magic 95.9 WWIN-FM
rises 9.4 to 10.0. Hip Hop 92Q WERQ is up 5.7 to 6.3. iHeartMedia Country
93.1 WPOC follows in third 5.4 to 5.9, and co-owned Variety Hits 102.7
Jack-FM WQSR is up 5.0 to 5.7. Hearsts 98 Rock WIYY places fifth 4.9 to 5.1.

Trending upwards is iHeartMedia CHR Z104.3 WZFT 3.0 3.5 3.9.

Hubbard dominates St. Louis. Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE is in its normal place
atop the market with a 12.4 to 12.8 gain. Alternative 105.7 The Point KPNT
has settled into second holding steady at 8.3. Now Variety Hits 106.5 The
Arch WARH rises 7.5 to 8.0 to place third with what Chris Huff notes is its
largest share since November 2009. iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU
slips 7.7 to 7.0, while Audacy AC 102.5 KEZK places fifth 6.7 to 6.5.