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Country Aircheck Weekly (6/18)

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» Orlando Magic: Former iHeartMedia WEBG/Chicago PD/middayer Steve Stewart has joined Cox/Orlando as Dir./Programming Operations. He'll also handle day-to-day programming for Country WWKA. Stewart succeeds Steve DeMann in the cluster role; he exited in April (CAT 4/30). The WWKA PD position has been vacant for more than a year. "Steve Stewart impressed us from the very start," says VP/Radio Programming Steve Smith. "He possesses the leadership skills to light up Orlando with our amazing cluster of great radio brands." Stewart left 'EBG in April (CAT 4/10). Prior stops include KSD/St. Louis. Reach Stewart here.


» Pick Tracy: Bonneville KYGO/Denverhas signed morning host Tracy Dixon to a multi-year contract extension. Dixon's held her morning post for five years and has co-hosted with Guy David for the last 14 months as Tracy & Guy in the Morning. "Tracy and Guy have been steadily rising in the ratings and are poised for great things in the Denver Market," says PD John E. Kage. "Tracy is an all-around media threat with her great work leading the morning show, her natural presence on TV with CBS and her incredible social skills and on stage-presence. Her work in the community as well as with St. Jude makes all of us at Bonneville proud."

 


» Oliviero Leaving Entercom: EntercomEVP/Programming Chris Oliviero is stepping down effective July 6, though he'll serve in an advisory role through the end of the year. "Chris has been a key leader over many years at CBS Radio and, more recently, at Entercom," says CEO David Field. "He has made a great impact on the organization. We are saddened that Chris is leaving the company but wish him all the best in his future endeavors." Oliviero has been with the company since its merger with CBS Radio last year (CAT 11/17). He'd been with CBS since 1996, rising to SVP/Programming in 2009 and EVP in 2013 (CAT 8/12/13). Reach him here.