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Ryan Cameron signs a new contract with V-103

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I was just catching up with radio agent Norm Schrutt, and he mentioned to me that his client and morning host Ryan Cameron of V-103 signed a new contract a little awhile ago.

Schrutt didn't say how long the contract is, but a typical length for someone in Cameron's stature is three years. He didn't say how much Cameron was compensated but even in this day and age when radio salaries are generally on the down swing, I'm sure he is doing just fine.

UPDATE January 26, 2018: Apparently, it was a two-year contract. He is leaving radio as of today. Details here.

Atlanta native Cameron is a staple in this market going back to the early 1990s on both V-103 and Hot. He was morning host at Hot from 1995 to 2003. He moved to V-103 in 2004 to do afternoons from 2003 until 2012 when Frank Ski left voluntarily.

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For the past three years, Cameron has led mornings at V-103. The first year, with a different lineup, he had a tough time, with ratings falling off alarmingly.

But when management inserted Wanda Smith back into the mix, he found his balance, ratings recovered and V-103 is back to where it was before: tops in key demographics of 25-54 and 18-34 last month. Last month, the station drew an 8.6 share, which also happened to be its average for 2015. It ranked second in overall listeners because News 95.5 and AM 750 has seen a surge in interest in the 2016 presidential election.

Cameron and Smith received an 8.4 rating among 25 to 54 year olds in February, ranked second behind Scott Slade. They were No. 1 with a 10.3 share among 18 to 34 year olds.

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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