Wednesday Alternative Artist Discovery #Happens

July 10th, 2024

Happy Wednesday! Your Alternative Artist Discovery Of The Week is Dexter And The Moonrocks.

The Abilene, Texas 4-piece signed to Big Loud Rock imprint Severance Records is now chart bound at Alternative. Today you get VIP Access with Fox from Dexter And The Moonrocks, who says they call their music “western space grunge.”

Cage The Elephant “Rainbow” logs #1 Most Added this week with their new single heading Top 20 on the Alternative chart. Congrats to RCA’s Gary Gorman & the Cage The Elephant team!

Ratings Time! Nielsen June ‘24 PPM 6+ Ratings are being released this week and here are the latest Alternative stations to post increases: KROQ/Los Angeles 2.8-2.9, KYSR (ALT 98.7)/Los Angeles 2.5-2.7, WKQX (Q101)/Chicago 1.9-2.0, KITS (Live 105)/San Francisco 3.1-3.3, WNNX (99X)/Atlanta 3.4-3.7, and WRFF (ALT 104.5)/Philadelphia 2.1-2.2.

Lisa Worden, ALT 98.7 PD & iHeart SVP Rock and Alternative, shares, “We’re up 3 books in a row, station Top 10 all major demos, Woody is top 3 all demos. Men 18-49 station is 5th, Woody is 2nd, Booker & Stryker are 5th. Women 18-34 Woody is #1, Booker & Stryker are 5th and station is 4th. Feels good right now. I’ll take it!”

Kevin Weatherly, KROQ SVP/Programming says, “We are encouraged by the steady growth we continue to see over the last year. We are not where we want or expect to be but we knew that we had to dig out of a huge hole and that it would take time and persistence. We feel good about our progress.”

Royel Otis “Sofa King” is getting a whole new look with the Audacy Launch at Alternative. Fontaines D.C. scores Cumulus Your Music Plus on Alternative stations leading up to the band’s August 23rd album release.  Lyndsey Marie is the new night host at Q101/Chicago. Marconi Bologna expands his creative role at idobi Network. Find out more in Alternative News.

Atlas Genius and Robert DeLong are going out on tour together this fall. Check out the dates on Alternative Music Info.

Robert DeLong “soft boy” is your ALT Video Spotlight Of The Week! His first new music since 2021 is impacting next week!

This morning you received Download Blasts from three independent artists with new music you need to get to know. Check out Ella Red “I Like You Best,” Jutes “Sleepyhead,” and Christian Gates “I Won’t Beg For You” on #Happens Alternative Downloads HERE.

Alyssa Ray from WNWV 107.3 Alternative Cleveland checks in to report almost monday played an exclusive small stage show in support of their new single “can’t slow down” ahead of their evening performance opening for AJR. Take a look at the radio and records exposure posted on Alternative Photos.

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