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Beyonce the benefactor. (4/26a)
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Island/Republic's Shawn Mendes is the Most Added song at T40 this week with "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," capturing 76 adds on impact. Republic has three more singles in the Top 10 Most Added rank— DNCE's "Kissing Strangers" f/Nicki Minaj with 41 adds, Drake's "Passionfruit" (YMCMB/Republic) with 23 and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" f/Justin Bieber (UMLE/RBMG/DefJam) with 16. RECORDS pulls in 31 adds on impact for Noah Cyrus' "Stay Together," while Capitol puts another 15 stations on Halsey's "Now or Never" (Astralwerks).
Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" and Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" (Atlantic) are staying put in their #1 and #2 spots at T40, and it looks like they may be installed there for a while. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" (Distruptor/Columbia) is the Greatest Gainer inside the Top 10, leaping up to #6. Two big movers inside the Top 20 are Harry Styles' "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia), Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/Frank Ocean and Migos (Columbia) and Halsey's "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol). Meanwhile, ZAYN's "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR (RCA), Ed Sheeran's "Castle On The Hill" (Atlantic) and Drake's "Passionfruit" (YMCMB/Republic) all make gains inside the Top 30. Train's "Play That Song" (Columbia) and Axwell^Ingrosso's "I Love You" f/Kid Ink (Def Jam) join the Top 30. And debuting on the chart this week is DNCE's "Kissing Strangers" f/Nicki Minaj (Republic).
Jeff Wyatt has been named SVP Programming of iHeartMedia's Baltimore, MD cluster.
Most recently, he had been serving as VP Programming for the company's Virginia-Carolina region, overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh NC, Greenville SC and Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Winchester VA. He had also been holding down the post of Program Director for Country "96.9 The Kat" WKKT Statesville/Charlotte.
In this new role, Wyatt will serve as Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits "102.7 Jack-FM" WQSR, while overseeing CHR "Z104.3" WZFT and Gospel "Heaven 600" WCAO.
“I am excited to have Jeff return to iHeartMedia’s Washington, D.C. Region and lead our four amazing brands in Baltimore,” said Jeff Kapugi, SVP Programming for iHeartMedia’s Washington, D.C. Region. “He already knows the area extremely well and his experience in both programming and on-air is unmatched.”