PPM Analysis: Alternative Rock.RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian presents the second of three analyses of the performances of stations airing rock formats based on data from the Nielsen Audio's November PPM survey. Today, the focus is on alternative rock. iHeartMedia's KTCL, Denver "Channel 93.3" is the only alternative rock outlet to rank #1 in its market during the November survey. Entercom's KRBZ, Kansas City "96.5 The Buzz" leaps a full 1.1 share (6+) to rank #3 in its market. For a look at how alternative stations in PPM markets performed compared to last month and compared to November 2015, plus more, click here.
RadioInfo Career Moves. Longtime Austin, Texas radio personality Sandy McIlree is moving to Cincinnati to become part of the morning show at Hubbard Radio's adult contemporary WREW "MIX 94.9." He'll work alongside current morning hosts Ray Anderson and Karen Van Zant. In Austin, McIlree had worked for KRBV and KAMX…..Current midday air personality Paris Nicole is promoted to assistant program director at Radio One's hip hop WCDX, Richmond, Virginia…..Jose Gadea is named program director for iHeartMedia's La Preciosa Network. Gadea is also serving as the operations manager for the network's flagship station KFSO, Fresno "La Preciosa 92.9."…..At the Beasley Media Group Charlotte cluster, Artie the One-Woman Party exits her midday show on urban AC WBAV "V101.9," and Danny Diaz moves on from the night show at sister hip hop WPEG "POWER 98."…..Colorado Springs radio pro Lou Mellini is retiring from his position as vice president and general manager at Colorado Springs Radio Broadcasters' rock KILO-FM and alternative KRXP. Seventy-five year old Mellini has spent most of his 35 years in the business at the two stations.
The News Media Alliance and National Association of Broadcasters Seeking Review of FCC's Cross Ownership Rules. The News Media Alliance is going straight to President-Elect Donald Trump with a white paper that lays out its case for abandoning the 1975 rule that makes cross-ownership of electronic and print media illegal and the National Association of Broadcasters is petitioning the FCC for reconsideration of the 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review's conclusion to maintain the ban (as well as other policies). Regular TALKERS readers are aware of the argument that the current state of media looks nothing like it did in 1975 and current regulations should reflect the current business conditions. News Media Alliance president and CEO David Chavern states, "While news organizations are innovating and adapting to a vastly different media landscape, antiquated government regulations and imbalanced policies are unnecessarily hindering investment and growth at news media companies. We encourage the new administration to revisit these regulations and policies as it charts a new course for our nation's economic growth."