CMA 2021
Voter's Guide

A quick reference guide to the 2021 CMA Nominees




inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/18)

Day Three: UMGN Explodes With Music
Listening Habits Are Changing
A Knight In Country’s Court




Country Aircheck Weekly (10/25)

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» Gone And Dunn It: Following iHeartMedia WDVI/Rochester, NY's flip from Hot AC to Country yesterday (CAT 10/25), SVPP/Upstate New York Tias Schuster confirms that Julie Dunn will remain in place as PD. Dunn also programs Country WNBL, which she took over in 2016 (CAT 5/11/16), and Top 40 WKGS in the Rochester cluster, as well AC WYYY, Top 40 WWHT and Country WBBS in Syracuse. Rounding out the airstaff with The Bobby Bones Show in mornings and Jeremy Newman in afternoons will be Dunn in middays and Rock WAIO/Rochester, NY afternoon hostMegan Carter covering nights. Reach Dunn here.


» Mr. Smith Goes To Houston: Former Meruelo Media Rock KLOS/Los Angeles morning producer Erik Scott Smith joins Audacy KILT/Houston as morning co-host tomorrow (10/27), filling a position left vacant since the departure of "Cowboy Dave" Bayless in June (CAT 6/29). Smith left KLOS last month after 13 years, and has also co-hosted the Dish Nation TV show in addition to acting in several television series and films. He joins incumbents George Lindsey and Monica "Mo" Lunsford, and the show is also being re-imaged from The Morning Bull to The Morning Bullpen. Reach him here


» From Sea To Shining Chelsea: Hubbard WIRK/West Palm Beach morning co-host Chelsea Taylor is adding midday duties for Country sister KNUC/Seattle. She fills the vacancy created by the departure of Wingnut, who exited last month (CAT 9/9). “Chelsea is a world class talent, gregarious, funny and fun mom with three young kids [who] loves the Country format,” says OM/PD Scott Mahalick. Taylor remains based in West Palm Beach and retains all duties there. Reach her here.