The Monday Alternative Music Meeting

December 4th, 2023

Happy Monday! Hope you had an amazin’ weekend! blink-182 “One More Time” returns to #1 on the Mediabase Alternative chart this week. Green Day “The American Dream Is Killing Me” snuck in for a week following Thanksgiving after blink-182 had a 6-week run at #1. Thirty Seconds To Mars lands the only chart debut this week. Bakar “Alive!” is the #1 song this week on New Music Discovery Picks. 

I have some Alternative ratings highlights from the last batch of Nielsen November ‘23 PPM Monthly 6+ results. Huge month again for WOLT (INDY 103.3)/Indianapolis. INDY 103.3 is up a full share 4.2-5.2 6+ and SVP/Programming Ben Marcotte says the station is #1 (tied) P25-54, #2 P18-49, and #2 P18-34. WLUM (FM 102/1)/Milwaukee climbs 3.6-3.7. WMRQ (RADIO 104.1)/Hartford leaps 2.3-2.7.

Tough times for KRXF (92/9 FM)/Bend, OR PD Kris Metzdorf, who checked in last Friday (12/1) with horrible news. The station and the entire cluster lost all its music and production to a ransomeware attack. The Latest Alternative News includes Beth Coughlin being promoted to Regional VP of Cumulus/Buffalo, Erie, and Syracuse. WNNX (99X)/Atlanta night host Jill Nelson seeks new music for her weeknight new music show called “Planet Jill.” Her email is

ICYMI-Here is Noah Kahan performing “Stick Season” on SNL over the weekend (12/2). Watch it HERE.

We kickoff the first day of the week with Nicole Alvarez from KROQ/Los Angeles sharing her “Famous Firsts.”  

Alternative Chart Moves This Week


blink-182 “ONE MORE TIME” (Columbia) returns to #1 for 7th time in last 8 weeks. blink-182 is also this week’s biggest spin increase +308 spins.

Top 15

Mike Shinoda “Already Over” (Warner) makes a big move from 16-12* +210 spins.

Top 25

Bad Omens “The Death Of Peace Of Mind” (Sumerian) jumps from 27-25* +77 spins.

Top 30

The Struts “Pretty Vicious” (Big Machine) leaps from 35-30* +94 spins.

Chart Debuts

Thirty Seconds To Mars “Seasons” (Concord) debuts at 36* +101 spins.

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