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Thomas Chau - AOL Radio

Juicy J f/Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz “Bandz A Make Her Dance” Columbia

“Its ranked Top 5 on New Hip Hop First, and its Top 10 on Top JAMS.”

Kenard Karter - KMEL

The Weeknd “Wicked Games” XO/ Republic

“Now that’s a HIT!”

Sonia Jiminez - KSFM

Maroon 5 “One More Night (Remix f/Tino Cochino) A&M/ Octone/ Interscope

“Yes, we increased our spins on this remix f/Tino to 125X, and, obviously its working well for KSFM.”

Steve Richards - WMBX

Ludacris f/Kelly Rowland “Representin’” DTP/ Def Jam/ IDJMG

“Representin’ is still holding it down in Palm Beach.”

Dwayne Chavez - KOHT

Big Sean “Guap” G.O.O.D./ Def Jam/ IDJMG

“I like the sound of this on our station. Its working well in Tuscon.”

Tap$ - WJMH

A$AP Rocky “F*ckin’ Problems” RCA

“Oh man, I’m excited about this song! Top 5 phones. Major callout.”

Tone Hollywood - WHZT

Lil Wayne f/Detail “No Worries.” YMCMB/ Republic

“We finally got this record in rotation and I am glad. This will do well for us. They love Wayne here.”

Mike B - KSGG

Kelly Rowland f/Lil Wayne “Ice” Motown/ Republic

“This record is climbing at SWAG.”

By Kim Hughes

December 12, 2012

Ringing out 2012, the year the Mayans predicted, as some forecast: (1) “The end of the world;” or, as others foretold: (2) “A shift in world consciousness.” I’ll take definition #2 Please! And, here you have it: December 21, 2012 “marks the completion of the Great Mayan Cycle, and the beginning of a New World Age.There are many predictions of what might happen on this day. Regardless of what happens externally on this day, December 21, 2012 is a clear marker of the transition of World Ages. This synchronization is inviting all of humanity to open to imagining, envisioning and actualizing the possibilities of gradual, positive transformation of our human culture in harmony with the Earth.” So, as we internally align with this grand shifting of cycles, it’s interesting to compare this year-end column to 2010’s finale, finding not much has changed. Externally, however, as we leave 2012, we feel grateful, reviewing all the things that are good in our life, and doing what we love for a living. Yet, once again, we’re wistful, with consolidation continuing at major radio chains which shuffle new job responsibilities on to the backs of already overloaded programmers, forcing those ousted into finding a seat in this seemingly never-ending game of musical chairs. In 2010, they were only asking PDs, MDs and DJs to do maybe two or three jobs, and now it’s increased at least two-fold in most cases, multiplying job responsibilities into four, five and six titles...usually, with no additional pay. And, as the economy continues on its fiscal cliff, some wonder where it will end. Maybe the Mayans were right. Perhaps the shift will take place universally, across economies, businesses and countries. Meanwhile, as that’s too much to ponder, I’m going back to the grateful part, where we examine why we’re happy! And what makes me happy is the success of all our label friends, so as we analyze label share, chart share and then tally them all up into Mediabase share, here’s who’s winning and who goes home with the gold ring, or would that be platinum ring? Anyway, when it comes to overall Mediabase rankings, for who gets the most spins, overall, the top spot goes to Def Jam’s Rick, Noah and Scott, whose Jay Z and Kanye West’s “N***as in Paris” ranked #3. Rihanna’s “We Found Love” f/Calvin Harris took #7, and she had #12 with “Where Have You Been..” Kanye’s “Mercy” ranked Top 10; Big Sean’s “Dance (A$$)” grabs #11. Then there’s Young Jeezy’s “Leave You Alone” f/Ne-Yo at #14, Rihanna again at #25 for “Birthday Cake” and 2 Chainz “No Lie” f/Drake at #26, back to Rihanna at #28 for “International Love,” then it flips to Justin Bieber at #37 on “As Long As You Love Me” and again on “Boyfriend” at #41. Ne-Yo makes his solo entrance at #42 with “Let Me Love You...” Major congratulations are in order for Republic as they rip it up as the #2 Most Played Mediabase label. But, the label’s Gary, Davey and Alisa reign in with both #1 and #2 Most Played artist spots with Drake’s “The Motto” f/Lil Wayne and “Take Care” f/Rihanna so big ups all around! Tyga’s “Rack City” hails Top 10 and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” takes #16, and Drake again f/Nicki Minaj with “Make Me Proud” at #18, and with “Headlines” at #22. Tyga returns with “Faded” f/Lil Wayne at #39, then Lil Wayne f/Drake’s “She Will” at #46, and Nicki Minaj finally at #47 with “Pound the Alarm.” Gotye rounds out his Top 50 with “Somebody That I Used to Know...” RCA’s triple threat is third, overall, in the Mediabase game, with Pitbull’s “International Love” f/Chris Brown playing at #27, Usher’s “Scream” Top 30, Chris Brown f/Kevin McCall is #31; and, Usher returning with a “Climax” at #28, then a final Chris Brown in the Top 40 with “Don’t Wake Me Up.” Usher’s last entry in the Top 50 is “Lemme See” f/Rick Ross. RCA rallies with Miguel, whose “Adorn” not only takes the #44 slot, but also grabs five Grammy nominations, so you know he’s looking forward to 2013! T-Pain makes an entry at #45 with “5 o’Clock…” Columbia’s dynamic duo, Ayelet and James, get honorable mentions for J Cole, whose “Workout” grabs #6 and also #21 with “Can’t Get Enough” f/Trey Songz and then closes out the Top 50 Most Played with “Nobody’s Perfect…” We also salute Warner Bros Lee, who has the Top 5 ranking Mediabase single with “Drank in My Cup…” And, a final shout out to Epic’s Rachael, who is “Cashin’ Out’” at lucky number #13 on Mediabase Most Played year-end charts for Cash Out enroute to 2013…Happy holidays with your fam and friends! We’ll catch you on the flip-side for the grand shift!


Dan Hunt - WRDW

Ke$ha “Die Young” RCA

“It’s a power record for WIRED, bangin’ it 129X in Philly.”

Dave Shakes - KZON

Ludacris f/Usher & David Guetta “Rest Of My Life” DTP/ Def Jam/ IDJMG

“This is a Buzz record for us.”

Pup Dawg - WJMN

Nicky Minaj “Va Va Voom” YMCMB/ Republic

“ ‘Va Va Voom’ is slammin’ at Jammin’.”

Mike Klein - WNVZ

Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire” RCA

“This is Power at 115X at Z104!”

Melony Torres - WJHM

Juicy J f/Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz “Bandz A Make Her Dance” Columbia

“I like the Mike D remix, that’s what we’re playing.”

Erik The Funky1 - KDON

Calvin Harris f/Florence Welch “Sweet Nothing” Columbia

“I love this! Power new on KDON.”

Bianca Fort -

Pitbull “Don’t Stop The Party” Mr. 305 / PoloGrounds / RCA

“Subpower. Pitbull records always do well in Palm Springs.”