Dave Adams Appointed SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson. Programmer Dave Adams takes on a new role with iHeartMedia, moving west to become SVP of programming for the company's Tucson cluster that includes CHR KRQQ, hot AC KMIY "My 92.9," hip hop KOHT "Hot 98.3," country KYWD "97.1 The Bull," news/talk KNST, talk KTZR, and Tejano KXEW. Adams most recently was serving as brand manager for classic hits KLOU, St. Louis. iHeartMedia EVP of programming Steve Geofferies states, "What a great hire for the Arizona region and the Tucson market. Experience, steady hand, and a history of success. I'm looking forward to getting Dave to Tucson."
More RadioInfo Career Moves. A new personality joins the morning show at Cherry Creek Media's CHR KWWW, Wenatchee, Washington "KW3." The company brings Nikki aboard to partner with current morning host Connor for "The KW3 Breakfast Burrito" (pictured here). In a press release, Connor says, "Nikki is the perfect complement to our morning audience, and with no local television in the market, we are the way for young adults to start their day in The Wenatchee Valley."…..American General Media's rhythmic CHR KAGM, Albuquerque tweaks its format, leaving behind the "WiLD 106.7" brand and taking on "106.7 The River" in a new format described as hybrid triple A. Matt Hernandez, a.k.a. DJ Ecto 1, is the new program director, taking over for Picazzo Stevens.
PPM Analysis: Urban Contemporary.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents the first of three format analyses of performances of urban-based stations based on data from Nielsen Audio's September PPM survey. Today's look at urban contemporary outlets includes charts showing ratings (6+) fluctuations from last month to this and from September of 2015 to September 2016. Eleven urban contemporary stations ranked in the top five in their respective markets in September with four – WVEE, Atlanta; WBTP, Tampa; WERQ, Baltimore; and WOWI, Norfolk – ranking #2. See Kinosian's entire report here.