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Alpha Media Debuts ‘Bay Country’ In San Jose
04/06/2022
Alpha Media Debuts ‘Bay Country’ In San Jose

Alpha Media Debuts ‘Bay Country’ In San Jose

With longtime Country station KRTY/SAN JOSE poised to flip to Christian programming under new owners EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION (EMF) in JUNE (NET NEWS 3/23), ALPHA MEDIA flipped AC KBAY (94.7 BAY FM) and AC KKDV (92.1) to Country YESTERDAY (3/5) as the simulcast "BAY COUNTRY."A soon to be announc...

WDRQ (New Country 93.1)/Detroit To Debut 'Goose & Renee' Morning Show
04/05/2022
WDRQ (New Country 93.1)/Detroit To Debut 'Goose & Renee' Morning Show

WDRQ (New Country 93.1)/Detroit To Debut 'Goose & Renee' Morning Show

The new morning show at CUMULUS MEDIA Country WDRQ (NEW COUNTRY 93.1)/DETROIT is “GOOSE & RENEE," with new arrival AARON “GOOSE” SELLER joining current morning host RENEE VITALE starting TOMORROW (4/6) 5:30-10a (ET).  SELLER, a 23-year radio veteran, comes to DETROIT from SALISBURY/OCEAN CITY...

Lauren Alaina and Brandon Lay have departed the UMG Nashville artist roster.
04/04/2022
Lauren Alaina, Brandon Lay Depart UMG Nashville Artist Roster

Lauren Alaina and Brandon Lay have departed the UMG Nashville artist roster.

Country artists LAUREN ALAINA and BRANDON LAY have departed the artist roster at UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE, where they were assigned to the MERCURY NASHVILLE and EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE rosters, respectively.ALAINA, who signed with UMG in 2011 immediately after her run on “American Idol,” is...

Big moves across the board at Audacy.
04/04/2022
Audacy Resets Country Format Leadership Structure Nationwide

Big moves across the board at Audacy.

AUDACY has promoted MARK ANDERSON to Regional VP and CHRIS MICHAELS to Regional Brand Mgr. The company has also extended Country KMLE/PHOENIX Brand Mgr. DREW BLAND’s responsibilities to include Country KKWF (100.7 THE WOLF)/SEATTLE as well.In his new role, ANDERSON is now supporting operations for...

Congratulations to Chris Schuler!
04/04/2022
Chris Schuler Named VP/Promotion At Arista Nashville

Congratulations to Chris Schuler!

As expected, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE VP/Promotion & Radio Marketing CHRIS SCHULER joins ARISTA NASHVILLE as VP/Promotion, succeeding JOSH EASLER, who departed in DECEMBER to join RECORDS NASHVILLE as EVP/Promotion and Commercial Strategy (NET NEWS 12/13/21). SCHULER reports to SONY MUSIC NAS...

All Access Audio Summit 2022April 20th and 21st9 Sessions Daily, Agenda Here: https://www.allaccess.com/mail/eblasts/aaa...
04/03/2022
All Access Audio Summit – 2022

All Access Audio Summit 2022

April 20th and 21st

9 Sessions Daily, Agenda Here: https://www.allaccess.com/mail/eblasts/aaas2022/aaas2022-001.html

Virtual event that can be seen across two devices either live or later in on-demand mode

$175 to register; $100 if out of work registration here: https://allaccessaudiosummit.com/#registration-row

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Because of the uncertainty about a new Covid-19 variant out there, the high price of travel by airplane or car, and the cost of a hotel room, everyone at ALL ACCESS felt being cautious was the way to go ... and so a virtual ALL ACCESS AUDIO SUMMIT 2022 event is being assembled and will broadcast on....

Big new gig for Travis Moon!!
04/01/2022
Travis Moon Named Dir./Operations For Cox Media Group Houston

Big new gig for Travis Moon!!

Longtime CUMULUS MEDIA Country KUBL (K-BULL 93)/SALT LAKE CITY PD and afternoon host TRAVIS MOON has resigned to take the Dir./Operations post at COX MEDIA GROUP HOUSTON, which includes Country KKBQ (THE NEW 93Q), effective MONDAY, APRIL 11th. He will also oversee Classic Rock KGLK (THE EAGLE) and C...

Congratulations to JD Greene!
04/01/2022
JD Greene Promoted To OM For Leighton Broadcasting's St. Cloud Stations

Congratulations to JD Greene!

After just three months on the job, JD GREENE has been promoted from PD and night host for LEIGHTON BROADCASTING Country KZPK (WILD COUNTRY 99)/ST. CLOUD, MN to OM for the cluster, which also includes Top 40 KCLD, AC KCML (99.9 LITE FM), News-Talk KNSI-A-K257GK-KZPK-HD2/ST, and Classic Rock KZPK-HD3...

Congratulations to the great The Kelly Ford!
03/31/2022
Kelly Ford Joins PickleJar As VP/Programming

Congratulations to the great The Kelly Ford!

Country radio veteran KELLY FORD has joined live entertainment and artist tipping app PICKLEJAR as VP/Programming. She will be responsible for developing original, on-demand content on the company's OTT channel PICKLEJAR+, and will oversee all live streaming content with PICKLOUNGE venues and partne...

Beasley/Charlotte Programmer & Air Talent Cameron Moore Is Featured In This Week's 'Women To Watch'
03/30/2022
Beasley/Charlotte Programmer & Air Talent Cameron Moore Is Featured In This Week's 'Women To Watch'

Beasley/Charlotte Programmer & Air Talent Cameron Moore Is Featured In This Week's 'Women To Watch'

In this week's ALL ACCESS "WOMEN TO WATCH" column, MC MEDIA Principal CHARESE FRUGE talks shop with newly-minted WNKS (KISS 95.1)/CHARLOTTE PD CAMERON MOORE. MOORE also holds down middays at the heritage Top 40, and is APD and covers weekend shifts across the hall at Country sister WSOC (COUNTRY 103...

A prime opening with our dynamic, family-owned company.
03/29/2022
All Access Seeks Nashville-Based Writer

A prime opening with our dynamic, family-owned company.

ALL ACCESS MUSIC GROUP is seeking candidates for a full-time position on its NASHVILLE team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing and editing skills, solid contacts in the Country radio and record label communities, strong communication skills, and a keen attention to detail. We’re l...

Congratulations to Ryan Dokke!!
03/28/2022
Ryan Dokke Joins BMLG Records As VP/Promotion & Marketing

Congratulations to Ryan Dokke!!

Industry veteran RYAN DOKKE joins BMLG RECORDS as VP/Promotion & Marketing, effective immediately. DOKKE succeeds MATTHEW HARGIS, who recently announced plans to step away from the industry to focus on his family (NET NEWS 3/9). He will report to BMLG Pres./CEO JIMMY HARNEN.DOKKE most recently serve...

Townsquare Buys Cherry Creek Media
03/24/2022
Townsquare Buys Cherry Creek Media

Townsquare Buys Cherry Creek Media

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA is acquiring CHERRY CREEK MEDIA for $18.75 million, The deal will bring CHERRY CREEK's 43 radio stations in nine markets to TOWNSQUARE, which already owns 321 stations in 67 markets.“The dedication and effort our local teams have shown in serving their communities, listeners and a...

MCA Nashville Shifts Team As Michelle Elliott Departs The Industry
03/24/2022
MCA Nashville Shifts Team As Michelle Elliott Departs The Industry

MCA Nashville Shifts Team As Michelle Elliott Departs The Industry

MCA NASHVILLE Dir./NORTHEAST Promotion MICHELLE (TYRRELL) ELLIOTT is leaving the music industry after a more than 25-year career, including more than a decade in her current role. Before MCA, she was with LYRIC STREET RECORDS. She will depart the label on FRIDAY (3/25) to work for a non-profit.The l...

KRTY/San Jose GM Nate Deaton On Surprise Station Sale: 'This Is The End of A Magical Era'
03/24/2022
KRTY/San Jose GM Nate Deaton On Surprise Station Sale: 'This Is The End of A Magical Era'

KRTY/San Jose GM Nate Deaton On Surprise Station Sale: 'This Is The End of A Magical Era'

On the heels of YESTERDAY (3/23) afternoon's news that EMPIRE BROADCASTING is selling Country KRTY/SAN JOSE, CA to nonprofit Christian broadcaster EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION (EMF) comes a press release from the station confirming that the purchase price was $3.138 million (NET NEWS 3/23). The sale...

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03/23/2022
EMF Buys KRTY/San Jose

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EMPIRE BROADCASTING's KRTY, LTD. is selling Country KRTY/LOS GATOS-SAN JOSE, CA and its boosters in SCOTTS VALLEY and NEW ALMADEN, CA to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION. The contract shows a purchase price of $3,138,000 but the price is crossed out in the document filed with the Commission.In other fil...

Congrats to Kelsey Schuler!
03/22/2022
Kelsey Schuler Named APD/MD And Afternoon Host For WZZK/Birmingham

Congrats to Kelsey Schuler!

KELSEY SCHULER has been named APD/MD and afternoon personality for SUMMITMEDIA Country WZZK/BIRMINGHAM, AL.She joins the team from ALPHA MEDIA Country KGNC/AMARILLO, TX where she was most recently Dir./Digital Content and midday host. Before joining KGNC last year she worked at CUMULUS MEDIA Country...

Congratulations and welcome to Nashville, Andrea Burtscher!
03/21/2022
Audacy Ups Three On Promotions And Experiences Team

Congratulations and welcome to Nashville, Andrea Burtscher!

AUDACY has promoted three members of its central promotions and experiences team. National Promotions Director, Concerts & Experiences BETHANY KENT has been named to a new role as Director of Music Initiatives. KENT, the former Dir./Marketing and Events for EMMIS/MEDIACO Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97...

Congratulations to Boomer Christopher Layfield!
03/18/2022
Cumulus/Indianapolis Ups Christopher 'Boomer' Layfield To Cluster OM

Congratulations to Boomer Christopher Layfield!

CUMULUS MEDIA Country WFMS and AC WNTR (107.9 THE MIX)/INDIANAPOLIS PD CHRISTOPHER “BOOMER” LAYFIELD has been promoted to OM for the entire cluster, including WFMS and WNTR (which he will continue to program), Classic Hits WJJK, Rock WNDX (93.9X), Top 40 WZPL and Sports WXNT-A (CBS SPORTS 1430)....

Producer/Songwriter/Engineer Noah Gordon Launches 8 Track Entertainment; Adds Three VPs
03/17/2022
Producer/Songwriter/Engineer Noah Gordon Launches 8 Track Entertainment; Adds Three VPs

Producer/Songwriter/Engineer Noah Gordon Launches 8 Track Entertainment; Adds Three VPs

Recording engineer, producer and songwriter NOAH GORDON has launched 8 TRACK ENTERTAINMENT in NASHVILLE. The company encompasses music publishing, music production and live touring event divisions. A Country record label division is also in the works.Initial hires include JEFF GOODWIN as VP/Marketin...

WZNS (Z96)/Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL PD Hayden Green Adds Those Duties For WYZB (NASH FM 105.5)
03/17/2022
WZNS (Z96)/Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL PD Hayden Green Adds Those Duties For WYZB (NASH FM 105.5)

WZNS (Z96)/Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL PD Hayden Green Adds Those Duties For WYZB (NASH FM 105.5)

CUMULUS MEDIA Top 40 WZNS (Z96)/FORT WALTON BEACH/DESTIN, FL PD/afternoon host HAYDEN GREEN adds PD and midday host duties for Country sister station WYZB (NASH FM 105.5) as well. He has been handling the Country programming duties on an interim basis for more than a year. The midday spot has been o...

Marissa Messer, John Carroll And Hillary Borden Join BBR Music Group
03/16/2022
Marissa Messer, John Carroll And Hillary Borden Join BBR Music Group

Marissa Messer, John Carroll And Hillary Borden Join BBR Music Group

BBR MUSIC GROUP has hired MARISSA MESSER as Dir./Digital Marketing, JOHN CARROLL as Dir./Streaming and HILLARY BORDEN as Marketing Mgr., effective immediately.MESSER joins the team from SOLES4SOULS, where she was responsible for the non-profit's digital presence. Before that, she had social media st...

Congratulations to Kane Brown, and all of the nominees!
03/16/2022
Kane Brown Tops CMT Music Awards Nominations With Four

Congratulations to Kane Brown, and all of the nominees!

KANE BROWN leads the nominations for the CMT MUSIC AWARDS, revealed this morning. He earned four nominations this year, including nods in the Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year categories.. Following closely behind with three apiece are KELSEA BALLERINI, MICKEY GUYTON, and first-time nomin...

GrassRoots Promotion Hires Nancy Johnson; Promotes RJ Jordan To VP
03/15/2022
GrassRoots Promotion Hires Nancy Johnson; Promotes RJ Jordan To VP

GrassRoots Promotion Hires Nancy Johnson; Promotes RJ Jordan To VP

GRASSROOTS PROMOTION has added NANCY JOHNSON to its team as MUSIC ROW Promotion Mgr., taking RJ JORDAN’s role as he transitions to the company's management division as VP/Artist Management & Development.JOHNSON has had promotion stints at CAPITOL RECORDS, BIG MACHINE RECORDS and BROKEN BOW RECORDS...

A surprising decision from Dolly Parton!
03/14/2022
Dolly Parton Bows Out Of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Contention

A surprising decision from Dolly Parton!

Country icon DOLLY PARTON has bowed out of her nomination for the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME Class of 2022 (NET NEWS 2/2).She shared her decision on TWITTER TODAY (3/14), writing, "Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, I don't feel that I h...

Fun news for superfans of Shania Twain, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Pitbull!
03/14/2022
CBS Is Prepping Competition Series Starring ‘Die-Hard Fans’ Of Shania Twain, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Pitbull And More

Fun news for superfans of Shania Twain, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Pitbull!

ENCINO, CA-based PITMAN CASTING is seeking contestants for a new CBS series, “SUPERFAN,” specifically “die-hard fans” of music artists including SHANIA TWAIN, KELSEA BALLERINI, LITTLE BIG TOWN and PITBULL. In each episode of the fan competition series, a famous music artist or band “will c...

A loss for the industry. Matthew Hargis will be missed, but we wish him all the happiness in the world in his next caree...
03/09/2022
SVP Matthew Hargis To Depart BMLG Records, And The Industry

A loss for the industry. Matthew Hargis will be missed, but we wish him all the happiness in the world in his next career adventure.

After more than 23 years in the music industry, SVP/Promotion & Marketing MATTHEW HARGIS has decided to leave the business to spend more time with his family.HARNEN joined the label then known as REPUBLIC NASHVILLE in 2011 as Dir./National Promotion, was promoted to VP/Promotion in 2012 and to SVP/P...

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde rehearsing on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the 57th Academy of Country...
03/07/2022

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde rehearsing on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, set for tonight at 8 p.m. (ET) on Prime Video (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ACM)

Brooke Eden (center) and Parmalee's Scott Thomas, Barry Knox, Josh McSwain and Matt Thomas visit the Amazon Music "Count...
03/07/2022
Brooke Eden, Parmalee, Academy of Country Music Awards | Country Artist, Band, and ...

Brooke Eden (center) and Parmalee's Scott Thomas, Barry Knox, Josh McSwain and Matt Thomas visit the Amazon Music "Country Heat" booth at the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards Radio Row at Park MGM on March 5th in Las Vegas (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for ACM)

Feeling The Heat Brooke Eden (c) and (l-r) Parmalee's Scott Thomas, Barry Knox, Josh McSwain and Matt Thomas visit the Amazon Music "Country Heat" booth at the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards Radio Row at Park MGM on March 5th in Las Vegas (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for ACM)

Elvie Shane signs a guitar during the second day of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards Radio Row at Park MGM on Ma...
03/07/2022
Elvie Shane, Academy of Country Music Awards | Country Artist, Band, and Radio Photos | ... …

Elvie Shane signs a guitar during the second day of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards Radio Row at Park MGM on March 6th in Las Vegas (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for ACM)

Autograph Time Elvie Shane signs a guitar during the second day of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards Radio Row at Park MGM on March 6th in Las Vegas (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for ACM)

Congratulations to early ACM Awards Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson!
03/04/2022
Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson Win First ACM Awards; Lady A To Perform On Monday’s Show

Congratulations to early ACM Awards Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson!

Rising Country stars PARKER McCOLLUM and LAINEY WILSON have each won their first ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ahead of the show, set for MONDAY, MARCH 7th on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO. Their wins came in the New Male and New Female Artist of the Year categories, respectively. Both were surprised with th...

Congrats to Crash Poteet!
02/28/2022
Crash Poteet Named PD At WKWS-WKAZ/Charleston, WV

Congrats to Crash Poteet!

GAYLE “CRASH” POTEET has returned to WVRC MEDIA Classic Country WKWS (SUPERSTAR COUNTRY 96.1 KWS) and Country WKAZ-F (107.3 KAZ)/CHARLESTON, WV as PD. Most recently PD at LM COMMUNICATIONS Rock WKLC (ROCK 105) and Classic Hits WXME (MIX 100.9 & 102.3)/CHARLESTON, POTEET previously programmed WKW...

Such a deserving group!
02/24/2022
Six New Country Radio Hall Of Fame Inductees Revealed At CRS

Such a deserving group!

COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS (CRB) revealed the 2022 COUNTRY RADIO HALL OF FAME inductees TODAY (2/23) during COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR (CRS) Honors presentation. The Class of 2022 includes two off-air radio broadcasters, BECKY BRENNER and BARRY MARDIT, and four on-air radio personalities, WHITNEY ALLEN,....

A great new gig for radio veteran Kerry Wolfe!
02/22/2022
Radio Veteran Kerry Wolfe Joins Stone Country Records As Dir./Promotion

A great new gig for radio veteran Kerry Wolfe!

Longtime iHEARTMEDIA SVP/Programming and Country WMIL/MILWAUKEE PD KERRY WOLFE shifts to the label side as Dir./Promotion for the recently-launched STONE COUNTRY RECORDS (NET NEWS 1/24). The hire is effective TUESDAY, MARCH 1st.WOLFE will report to VP/Promotion & Marketing MATT GALVIN. The label’s...

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Lauren Alaina and Brandon Lay have departed the UMG Nashville artist roster.
Big moves across the board at Audacy.
Congratulations to Chris Schuler!
All Access Audio Summit 2022 April 20th and 21st 9 Sessions Daily, Agenda Here: https://www.allaccess.com/mail/eblasts/aaas2022/aaas2022-001.html Virtual event that can be seen across two devices either live or later in on-demand mode $175 to register; $100 if out of work registration here: https://allaccessaudiosummit.com/#registration-row The event will take place here: https://allaccessaudiosummit.com #AllAccess2022
Big new gig for Travis Moon!!
Congratulations to JD Greene!
Congratulations to the great The Kelly Ford!
A prime opening with our dynamic, family-owned company.
Congratulations to Ryan Dokke!!