PPM Analysis: Active Rock.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents his final analysis of the performances of rock-formatted stations based on data from the November 2016 Nielsen Audio PPM survey. Today, the focus is on active rock. In this report, five active rock stations are recognized for improvements of more than a share over the same ratings period in 2015: WXMS, Memphis (+3.1); WMMS, Cleveland (+1.9); WHJY, Providence (+1.8); KSHE, St. Louis (+1.7); and KRQX, Sacramento (+1.4). Two active rockers were able to claim the #1 rank in their respective markets for November – KSHE, St. Louis and WDVE, Pittsburgh. See all the data from subscribing stations in PPM markets here.
WBGG, Fort Lauderdale Morning Personality Ron Brewer to Retire from Show. After 26 years as co-host of the "Paul & Young Ron Show," Ron Brewer (right) is retiring from the show, though he's calling it an "extended vacation." In a statement, Brewer says, "I'll miss radio, but I'm looking forward to not being on a schedule after getting up at 3:30 am all these years. I don't have any specific plans, maybe I'll buy an RV, but I'm going to enjoy life and fulfill some bucket list items. The best part is that Paul won't have Ron Brewer to kick around anymore." Partner Paul Castronovo (left) says, "It's certainly the end of an era – an unprecedented 26-year run for Young Ron and myself. We sure have had a lot of laughs over the years, and that's what it's always been about." The "Paul & Young Ron Show" first aired in 1990 on what was then WSHE (now hip hop WMIB, Ft. Lauderdale). Castronovo is staying with the station but it's not clear if he'll work solo or if management will seek a new partner for him.