Friday, February 22, 2019

New B-96 midday jock

From this morning's RAMP newsletter...

We recently reported that Makenzie "Kenzie K" Kramer had resigned from middays on Beasley Rhythmic WLLD (WiLD 94-1)/Tampa Bay for a mystery gig TBA. That mystery has now been solved -- she's headed to snowy Chicago as the new midday personality on Entercom Top 40 WBBM-FM (B96), effective Tuesday, February 26. She succeeds Nikki, who exited last week after a decade in the position.

"We have admired Kenzie K for quite some time and are incredibly excited to welcome this rising star to the Entercom team," said Jimmy de Castro, SVP/Market Manager, Entercom Chicago. "Her creativity and enthusiasm are a great fit for B96 and we look forward to her debut in Chicago."

Kenzie commented, "I cannot wait to join the amazing Entercom team in the city I've always dreamt of. Thank you to Jimmy de Castro, [Entercom Chicago VP of Programming] Todd Cavanah and [B96 APD/MD] Erik Bradley for this incredible opportunity. I'm looking forward to getting to know listeners in the Windy City." Kenzie K's previous radio stops include KDWB/Minneapolis and KDOG/Mankato, MN.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

RIP Peter Tork

Sad news. Peter Tork of the Monkees is gone. He was 77. Only two Monkees left (Mickey & Mike).


Bruce Elliot owns the Old Town Ale House in Chicago. The walls of his bar are covered with his artwork along this vein. I thought it was funny. You might disagree...

Oscar's Secret Weapon

Everyone knows that the Oscars won't have a host this year.

And yet, ABC just sold out it's entire advertising inventory for the show.

Sounds to me like they've discovered the secret weapon. No host.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Chicago Radio Ratings

Robert Feder has the all the dayparts broken down, but here are the overall ratings of Chicago's radio stations...

1. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 6.2 (5.3)
2. WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 5.5 (4.6)
3. WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 5.4 (4.4)
4. WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 5.0 (13.3)
5. WVAZ 102.7-FM urban adult contemporary, 4.8 (4.9)
6. WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 4.5 (3.9)
7. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 3.7 (3.6)
8. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 3.3 (3.0)
9. WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.2 (3.2)
10. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip hop, 3.1 (3.0); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 3.1 (2.5)
12. (tie) WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 3.0 (2.6); WGN 720-AM news talk, 3.0 (2.2)
14. (tie) WGCI 107.5-FM urban contemporary, 2.9 (3.0); WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 2.9 (2.9)
16. (tie) WUSN 99.5-FM country, 2.8 (2.8); WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 2.8 (2.3)
18. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 2.6 (2.3)
19. (tie) WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.3 (2.4); WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 2.3 (2.5)
21. WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 2.2 (2.6)
22. WPWX 92.3-FM urban contemporary, 2.0 (1.9)
23. WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.7 (1.1)
24. WEBG 95.5-FM country, 1.5 (1.5)
25. (tie) WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian, 1.3 (1.3); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 1.3 (1.1)
27. WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.2 (1.2)
28. WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 1.1 (1.2)
29. WERV 95.9-FM classic hits, 1.0 (0.6)
30. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 0.9 (1.0)

Minutia Men, Episode 125

This week's episode includes original poetry about Abraham Lincoln and an interview with the bully in A Christmas Story. I challenge you to find another podcast that has both.

Listen to it here.

Back in the Office

Took a little breather from the grind and went out to Colorado with my brother, sister, and nephews. Back in the office today. The scenery isn't quite as exciting...