Country Aircheck Weekly (5/23)

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CRS 2016 Daily Buzz (2/8)

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» Fit For A Kingsley: Bob Kingsley is the only 2016 Country nominee for the National Radio Hall of Fame. Kingsley was nominated in the public-voted Music Format On-Air Personality category with syndicated personality and Top 40 WKTU/New York afternooner Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, syndicated personality Tom Kent and Alternative Rock KROQ/Los Angeles morning team Kevin Ryder and Gene Baxter of Kevin & Bean. Voting for other categories by a predermined panel of 400 industry professionals begins today (5/23), public voting begins June 20 and inductees will be revealed July 11. The ceremony is Nov. 17 in Chicago.


» All About The South ... Or Is It? CumulusWZRR/Birmingham has flipped from "Nash Icon" to "The South", a Country/Classic Rock hybrid. Curiously and despite The South actually being on the air, no one at the company will confirm the flip or any other details. So is The South the ultimate destination? Sister Sports WJOX OM/PD Ryan Haney is overseeing programming, succeeding PD/afternoon personalityPeter "Z" Zolnowski, who has exited after a little more than a year. Zolnowski's background includes stops in Dallas, Cincinnati and Binghamton, NY. Reach him at 214-557-2663 or here. No word on other staff changes. The station flipped from Top 40 nearly two years ago (CAT 8/15/14) and competes for the Country audience with Summit's WZZK and iHeartMedia's WDXB. Listen here.


» Jackie Oh: Former Shore Fire GM Jacquelyn Marushkahas launched Marushka Media, an entertainment-focused branding, public relations and media coaching firm. Marushka's background also includes public relations for Sony's Provident Label Group and publicity at Pecos Films. Reach her here.