Detroit Personality Allyson Martinek Named WNIC Morning Co-Host. Motor City adult contemporary WNIC names Allyson Martinek co-host of the "Jay Towers In The Morning Show," effective immediately. She previously hosted the morning show on Cumulus Media's crosstown hot AC WDVD. iHeartMedia Michigan SVP of programming Tony Travatto states, "We are thrilled to add Allyson to the WNIC lineup. Allyson's tenure and following in Detroit make her the perfect co-host for 'Jay Towers In The Morning.' We know Allyson will really help WNIC to serve the audience and our clients better than ever." WNIC ranked #6 (Persons 6+) in Nielsen's October 2016 PPM survey.
More RadioInfo Career Moves. A casualty of the Beasley acquisition of Greater Media's stations is WMGQ, New Brunswick, New Jersey morning personality Chris McCoy. He leaves the adult contemporary station and is replaced by station weekend personality Joel Katz…..At Magic Broadcasting's Panama City, Florida station group, Marc Summers rejoins the company to serve as operations manager and program director for CHR WILN, urban AC WVVE, and news/talk WYOO.
PPM Analysis: Classic Rock.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents the second of three format analyses for gold-based formats based on data from Nielsen Audio's October PPM survey. Yesterday we looked at adult hits; today we turn our attention to classic rock. Stations enjoying 6+ share increases from September to this month include Cumulus Media's KQRS, Minneapolis (6.2 to 7.1) and iHeartMedia's KFBW, Portland (3.1 to 3.9). Stations that realized large 6+ share gains since last year's October PPM survey include Hubbard Radio's WDRV, Chicago (2.8 to 4.0), Cox Media Group's WMMO, Orlando (4.9 to 6.7), and iHeartMedia's WRFX, Charlotte (6.3 to 7.9). "99.7 The Fox" is also one of only two classic rockers to rank #1 in its market, along with Entercom's KSEG, Sacramento "Eagle 96.9." See Mike Kinosian's entire classic rock report here.