Top 5 Most-Added
Artist of the Week
TRIPLE A NEWS
As often happens this time of year, the records going for adds ran neck-in-neck this week, with Bakar and Bleachers each scoring eight adds to tie for #1 Most Added. After that King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard picks up seven adds on K.G., followed by a six-add tie between Jade Bird, Chris Stapleton and My Morning Jacket.
The year winds down to the last chart week, but there are still records to consider including “Another Page” by Eric Selby and a full-length from Keller Williams & Erothyme entitled Cell. Of course, you’ll always be able to find the complete Going For Adds listings on the bottom of this page.
Houston Steps Away From WFUV
“Our colleagues and audience alike will be sorry to lose Rita’s leadership and musical ear in our daily program development,” said Chuck Singleton, WFUV GM. “Given her legacy at WFUV and the scope of her accomplishments, it doesn't seem adequate to say that she will be sorely missed. I know Rita will stay close with all of us at WFUV, and we won't be shy about asking for her guidance. She is very dear to our FUV family and the community of music lovers everywhere.”
For more than 26 years, Houston has played a key role in shaping WFUV’s programming vision. Houston is a two-time NonComm Program Director of the Year from FMQB and JBE, three-time designate of Gavin's Music Director of the Year, and recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Deems Taylor Award for Broadcast Excellence.
VSF-The Series #1: Register Now
Joining us for VSFTS Episode #1 will be Jade Bird, who is climbing the chart with her new track, “Headstart,” along with two newcomers also having an immediate format impact, Julien Baker and Wyn Starks. There also may be another surprise or two on show night. Registration is now open and you can sign-up to attend by clicking here.
Each exclusive episode of VSF-The Series will last approximately one hour and feature performances from three artists, during which the Triple A community can chat and share its excitement for the music and each other in real time. The premiere episode of VSF-The Series may not be until late January, but it’s never too early to make plans so sign up now. And keep checking the JBE website and All Access for all the up-to-date info.
JBE 2020-21 Reporting Schedule
Please remember that the final JBE reports for 2020 will be accepted the reporting week ending December 7-8. The site will re-open for 2021 reports at 8 a.m. EST on Friday, January 8 for the reporting week ending January 11-12. Thank you for making the first year of JBE a successful one!
Around The Horn
WRLT/Nashville – Lightning 100 – has started a Save Our Airwaves campaign, asking listeners to help raise $250,000 by the end of the year in order to offset advertising revenue losses caused by the pandemic. The station’s website cites the goal number as the amount it will take to keep the station on the air into 2021, when, hopefully, advertising partners and events will be able to resume close-to-normal operations. Those wishing to help can make direct donations, bid on auction items, buy advertising or choose other ways to support Lightning 100. The details are here... WNXP/Nashville launched at 3 p.m. Central on Monday (11/30) with PD Jason Moon Wilkins’ first afternoon drive shift. As JBE reported earlier in the year, WNXP is Nashville Public Radio’s new Triple A outlet which can be heard locally at 91.1FM and on the web at wnxp.org and has also signed on as the newest member of the VuHaus Group. The station had been airing long-form music specials leading up to the launch… After over 20 years at one of the industry’s most iconic labels, Julie Muncy announced last week that she has left Warner Records as of Wednesday, November 25 to begin a new venture working with many existing partners, as well as new ones, providing artist development, radio promotion, and creative marketing strategy. Muncy is also currently overseeing marketing efforts for the book Mirror Sound: The People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music, among other projects. Muncy can be reached at (213) 400-6609 and HelloJulieMuncy@gmail.com. Effective immediately, the Triple A contacts at Warner are Rob Goldklang (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dave Ravikoff (email@example.com)… KUTX/Austin has received a $25,000 matching gift that will provide additional funds to the station on Giving Tuesday, December 1. The station is community focused on issues ranging from COVID-19 news to social justice, while connecting musicians and music from Austin together.
As 2020 winds down and everyone is getting excited for the Holiday Season, Jack Barton Entertainment, along with Media Sponsor All Access, is getting excited about the January premiere of Virtual SummitFest-The Series on Thursday, January 28 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, and we’re hoping you are too! Until we can gather in person again, VSF-The Series is where Triple A can gather to chat while seeing some of the best new music coming to the format.
WFUV/New York has announced that PD Rita Houston will step away from her daily responsibilities to tend to her health and spend time with her family. In the weeks ahead, APD Eric Gottlieb will step in as interim program director. Houston will also be turning over her The Whole Wide World show to FUV staffer Delphine Blue beginning in January.
Going for Adds
Eric Selby "Another Page" (Independent)
Keller Williams & Erothyme Cell (Independent)
Olmeca Define (Independent)
Robin & Eddy and The Secrets "Into The Void" (Independent)
Travis "The Only Thing" (BMG)
Future Islands "Plastic Beach" (4AD)
Bahamas "Trick To Happy" (Brushfire/Republic)
Dirty Knobs "Irish Girl" (BMG)
Claud "Soft Spot" (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans)
Hold Steady "Family Farm" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian "Freedom" (Atlantic)
Selwyn Birchwood "I'd Climb Mountains" (Alligator)
Veronica Lewis "You Ain't Unlucky" (Independent)
Cat Ridgeway "Giving You Up" (Independent)
Tony Trischka "Carry Me Over The Sea" (Shefa)
Eric Bazilian "Heaven Ain't Gonna Save Us" (Independent)
Not Just Charlie "Get Around" (Independent)
Zenobia "Sobo El Gahwa" (Crammed)
Masterminds "Don't Go" (Independent)
Bleachers "Chinatown" (RCA)
Brent Cobb "Soapbox" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Chuck Prophet "Get Off The Stage" (Yep Roc)
Crowded House "Whatever You Want" (Independent)
Em "Say What You Mean" (Independent)
Great Peacock "High Wind" (Independent)
Joan Osborne "That Was A Lie" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Lana Del Rey "Let Me Love You Like A Woman" (Interscope)
Los Straitjackets "I Feel Fine"
Nick Lowe "A Quiet Place" (Yep Roc)
Olmeca "The Change" (Independent)
Oracle Sisters "Asc. Scorpio" (Independent)
Peter Lawlor A Pillow In The Sky (Independent)
Zoe Nutt "How Does It Feel" (Independent)
*JBE 2021 Reporting does not begin until January 11