PPM Analysis: Classic Rock.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents the third of three analyses of the performances of stations airing gold-based formats, based on data from Nielsen Audio's April PPM survey. Previously, we published reports on the classic hits-oldies and here formats. One chart in this report measures 6+ ratings fluctuations from a year ago (April 2015) compared this year. Hubbard Radio's KSLX, Phoenix shot up two full shares during the year to jump from #8 in the market to #2. Just two stations in PPM markets ranked #1 in their respective markets in April – both are Entercom-owned stations: KQMT, Denver and KSEG, Sacramento. In this report you'll also find a chart comparing the performances of classic rock stations, classic hits-oldies outlets and adult hits stations. See Kinosian's entire report here.
Heather Davis Takes Middays at 'NASH FM 103.3' in Nashville. Moving from Curtis Media's country WQDR, Raleigh to Cumulus Media's WKDF, Nashville "NASH FM 103.3" is air personality Heather Davis. She'll handle the midday shift. Cumulus Nashville OM and company VP of country programming Charlie Cook says, "The minute I heard Heather's audio I knew that she was the sound we need on WKDF. I love her varied on-air experience and she is a social media monster, which is so important today. We are looking forward to Heather joining radio's best company in one of America's best cities."
Donovan Moves to iHeartMedia Tampa as Director of Digital. Digital pro and air talent Brian "Munchie" Donovan re-locates within the iHeartMedia family from its Hartford cluster where he was director of digital and afternoon jock on CHR WKSS "Kiss 95.7" to the company's Tampa station group where he will serve as director of digital. iHeartMedia Tampa president Sam Nein says, "This is a welcome return to Tampa for Brian — he has '93.3 FLZ' in his blood. He has a proven track record across multiple cities, and we're excited for Brian's expertise to make a positive impact on our digital strategy." He assumes the role on July 1.