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Matt Pinfield Makes Radio Return as Host Cumulus of Weekend Show; Not Heard in NYC

Matt Pinfield, displaced from on his on-air gig when Emmis sold WRXP to Merlin Media last summer, is back in radio.

Starting the weekend of January 20th, Pinfield hosts Flashback, a new Classic Rock show for Cumulus Media. The program focuses on tracks from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, featuring news footage, and TV and movie clips within the broadcast.

Pinfield’s show will air on 219 Cumulus station nationwide. The show, however, will not be heard in the New York City metro area. The closest Pinfield will get to reaching his New York fans is WRCN-FM in Riverhead and WPDH in Poughkeepsie.

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WRXP Broadcasts First Live Concert in May

For the first time in its history, Emmis’ WRXP will broadcast a live concert. The show, at the famed New York City club Webster Hall, takes place on May 11.

Morning show hosts Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram will be joined by Rich Russo and Brian Phillips. The concert is being branded, The Anything Anything 10 O’ Clock News: Live Edition, a hybrid created from Russo’s Sunday night free form show Anything Anything and Phillips’ nightly Ten O’ Clock News.

The special broadcast will be syndicated by two stations in at least two other markets and feature New York indie rock band The Dirty Pearls.

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No Changes Atop the February PPM Ratings: WLTW Maintains Lead; WCBS-FM is Second

WLTW/Lite FM remains the one to beat in the overall (6+ continuous) February PPM Arbitron ratings. The Clear Channel number one mainstay had a 7.1 (up from 6.8 in January). WCBS-FM kept its usual distance at number two, although the Classic Hits station did edge up to a 5.6.

WHTZ/Z100 maintained number three. But the Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio station powered up .6 from the previous month to stand at 5.3.

WKTU, also had a big month, moving up to fourth place with a 4.7.

WINS slipped back to 3.8 (from 4.2 in January), while Citadel’s WABC had no gain for the month at 3.7. Joining WABC at 3.7 was WCBS-AM, which had a down February–losing  .7.

More of the ratings after the jump.

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Changes at WRXP, Matt Pinfield Heads to Middays and Back to MTV

Alternative Rocker WRXP 101.9 FM is making changes to its on-air staff, effective Monday. Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram make the move from morning drive to middays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Swapping with Pinfield and Fram is current midday jock Steve Craig.

“[He] is one of the strongest talent in the country,” says Fram, who doubles as WRXP program director.  “He had amazing ratings in middays in one of our strongest dayparts and truly deserves this move. Personally, I’m excited not to hear the alarm clock at 4 a.m.”

Meantime, Pinfield is set to return to where his fame grew exponentially–host as 120 Minutes. He is back with the profilic MTV music franchise, starting in April on MTV2. The show will air monthly, along with a weekly online companion piece–120 Seconds that Pinfield begins tomorrow on MTV Hive (www.MTVHive.com/120).

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WRXP Teams Up With HISTORY to Promote New Series

WRXP 101.9 is handing over its airwaves to HISTORY today. Until 7 p.m. Emmis’ WRXP is going commercial free, while helping to launch HISTORY’s new series Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.

Throughout the day, the comedian invades the Alternative Rocker to introduce the show. He’ll discuss his travels that took him from sea to shining sea meeting people, seeing places, and getting a history lesson.

In addition, ‘RXP morning host Matt Pinfield has special segments of Rock music history and Rock influences.

Meanwhile, on the WRXP website–RXP TV airs Only in New York video experiences hosted by The Rock Show’s Pinfield and Leslie Fram.  

Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy is a 13-part series with new episodes Tuesday nights at 9 p.m.