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Shari Hall
Davey Meshel

Of The Neighborhood Bullys
Vince Gelonese

Astian Taylor
Denny & Janie

Updated: 4.16.2014

1. BARRY MANILOW
"Blame"
(Stiletto Entertainment)
5

1. COLDPLAY
"Magic"
(EMI)
5

1. PHARRELL WILLIAMS
"Happy"
(Columbia)
7

1. FRANK SHINER
"Feels"
(Bakerson/Pyramid)
5

1. ETHAN BORTNICK
"Anything"
(Symphony of Keys)
5

Updated: 4.16.2014

PHILLIP PHILLIPS
"Raging
(Interscope)

INGRID MICHAELSON
"Girls"
(Cabin 24/RED)


THE HOT 10!
Ten Programming points that could/will make a difference!
(Point 10c is really important)

1. Music continues to be the #1 reason they tune-in. It’s not contests or DJ’s, it’s the music. Having a clear and concise music position continues to be key to a radio stations success. Many AC’s are working towards a more contemporary sound, but not getting credit for it. Make sure you have short and effective music promos that tell them who & what you are about using music examples. If you currently run these, update them often.

2. Enough “Entertainment Tonight” already. Despite the fact that just about every morning show does this, most AC listeners continue to have very little interest in hearing Hollywood entertainment & gossip updates in morning drive.

3. Unless you have a “superstar morning personality” most AC listeners will tell you that “you don’t have a morning show”. If this is the case, make sure you keep your show music intensive and keep content bits very interesting and no longer than 60-90 seconds. For most AC’s, AM drive is the warm-up for the workday. Make sure you have plenty of “listen at work today” verbiage in AM drive.

4. The hits are still the hits. When it comes to currents, the mass appeal, multi-format hits are still the ones you should play. “AC” only currents may be ok with P1’s but they are not helping you with those all-important P2s. Add new songs with care. Never be the only station in your market playing a song.

5. Morning show “benchmarks” are only worthwhile if listeners care . The bar on content has been greatly raised yet morning shows continue to do old fashioned, un-compelling and out of date benchmarks on a daily basis. Know ing which ones are important makes the difference. Sound better. Eliminate your weakest benchmark today.

6. Make sure you are getting credit for what you’re doing with benchmarks. If every show in town is doing trivia, maybe it’s not a good idea for you to do it. Careful that competitors do not get credit for what you are doing.

7. They like DJ’s but not too much of them. Keeping talk to a minimum continues to be important. When jocks talk, companionship and communicating key station benefits are most important.

8. Knowing the titles and artists of the music is still a key benefit. Many stations use “song tags”. Many just have the jocks identifying music. Either way, its important.

9. And the winner is....School closings! The number one click a radio station website can have! #2? Coupons for discounts. That is followed by the song currently being played and the last 10 played. At the bottom? Pictures of the DJ’s.

10. TSL is about increasing “Occurrences of Listening” . Sure long listening spans help, but the most effective way to raise your TSL is:
a. Getting listeners to come back multiple times daily.
b. Getting listeners to tune in day after day.
c. The most important thing any PD can do today: What are you saying on the air TODAY to get a listener back TOMORROW? If the answer to this question is “nothing” you are probably leaving valuable rating shares on the table. Every programmer should ask themselves this question at the start of each day.


For market availability and a confidential discussion about your station, call Gary Berkowitz today. (248) 737-3727 or
gary@garyberk.com or www.garyberk.com

Ed Sheeran has revealed the tracklist for his June 23 album, X. Sheeran posted a photo of the song titles on Instagram, and the album appears to have 12 tracks. Naturally it features his just-released single, "Sing." There also will be a deluxe edition of X featuring four bonus tracks.
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The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists with 12 nominations each. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also multiple nominees with 11, 10 and eight nods, respectively. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.
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Dates have been announced for The Voice 2014 tour, which will feature singers from this season of the show along with some past favorites. The tour kicks off June 21 in San Antonio and stops in 30 other cities through August 2 in Redmond, WA. This season's winner, second place and third place finishers are all guaranteed to be along for the ride, as well as a handful of favorites from previous seasons such as Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin and Dia Frampton. Meanwhile, the season six finale of The Voice airs on May 20 on NBC.
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DAILY TOP 20 AC ALBUM SALES - TUESDAY 4/22/14

%
-- 1 Neon Trees Pop Psychology UMGD/ Mercury --
1 2 Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out Cabin 24 -77.4
3 3 John Legend Love In The Future SBME/ Columbia -19.4
11 4 Chvrches Bones Of What You Believe Glassnote 61.5
17 5 Katy Perry Prism UMGD/ Capitol 162.5
6 6 Eminem Marshall Mathers Lp2 UMGD/ Aftermath --
4 7 Phantogram Voices UMGD/ Republic -37
7 8 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox WEA/ Atlantic -27.8
8 9 One Direction Midnight Memories SBME/ Columbia -18.8
14 10 George Michael Symphonica UMGD/ Island 44.4
10 11 Haim Days Are Gone SBME/ Columbia -14.3
5 12 Imagine Dragons Night Visions UMGD/ Interscope -52.4
16 13 Sara Bareilles Blessed Unrest SBME/ Epic 25
19 14 Paramore Paramore WEA/ Fueled By Ramen 100
9 15 Passenger All The Little Lights Nettwerk -42.9
15 16 Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just A Dream WEA/ Elektra --
12 17 Onerepublic Native UMGD/ Interscope -41.7
13 18 Cage The Elephant Melophobia SBME/ RCA -30
18 19 Avicii True: Avicii By Avic UMGD/ Island -12.5
** 20 Ellie Goulding Halcyon UMGD/ Interscope **

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