Cumulus Moves 'JACK FM' to Translator in KC; Re-Launches Alternative Rocker at 105.1 Frequency. Adult hits "JACK FM" is moving from KCJK, Kansas City at 105.1 FM to translator K273BZ at 102.5 FM and the alternative format heard on 102.5 since it launched in November of 2015, is now branded "X 105.1 Kansas City's Alternative." Cumulus Media KC operations manager Lance Tidwell comments, "With 'JACK FM' broadcasting from its new home at 102.5 and the simultaneous launch of 'X 105.1, Kansas City's Alternative,' we are positioned to continue our stations' incredible growth trajectory. We will kick off the summer with continuous music, concert tickets and cash to celebrate the new home of Kansas City's Alternative at 105.1. We couldn't be more excited and our listeners will love what they hear!" In Nielsen Audio's May 2016 PPM survey, adult hits KCJK ranked tied for 7th (Persons 6+) with urban AC KMJK and rock KQRC. JACK FM's closest competitor, classic hits KCMO-FM, ranked #2 in the market. Meanwhile, Entercom's crosstown alternative KRBZ ranked #5.
Orlando's 'K92.3FM' to Present Benefit Concert. The event – dubbed Country Strong – will take place next Tuesday at CFE Arena and is a joint effort by Cox Media Group's country radio outlet WWKA "K92.3FM" and its television stations WFTV-TV and WRDQ-TV. Country artists Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Canaan Smith and Eustis, Florida artist Michael Ray will perform at a "night of healing and country music. Proceeds from the concert will go to the City of Orlando's OneOrlando Fund, benefitting those affected by the attack at Pulse nightclub. CMG regional vice president Susan Larkin says, "In times of tragedy, communities turn to local radio not only for information but for connection. Country music and their superstar artists are the best at uniting people. We, at 'K92.3,' are honored to provide our Orlando community a night to come together, heal and look forward."
PPM Analysis: Urban Rhythmic Oldies.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents the first of three format analyses based on data from Nielsen Audio's May 2016 PPM survey. The first format report is for urban rhythmic oldies. Reports for urban AC and urban contemporary are forthcoming. Kinosian notes that urban rhythmic oldies stations go by such brands as "Classic Hip-Hop," "Old School," "Classic Soul," and "Classic R&B," among others. The format's pacesetter is Cumulus Media's WRBO, Memphis which leads the AQH race with a 7.5 share. WRBO also is the highest-ranking urban rhythmic oldies formatted station in the PPM markets at #4, tying with XHRM, San Diego. Memphis is one of three markets with head-to-head competition in the urban rhythmic oldies format. Both Philadelphia and St. Louis have two urban rhythmic oldies outlets. See Mike Kinosian's entire report here.