Big Machine Label Group Chairman/CEO Scott Borchetta was injured while racing in yesterday's (3/26) Trans Am Series at Road Atlanta. Borchetta was taken to the hospital and was said to be alert on the scene. He remains in stable condition, but no further details on Borchetta's injuries or recovery timeline have been shared. A statement from the label reads in part, "We ask everyone to please respect the Borchetta family's privacy during this time." Well-wishes may be sent here.
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Swig Machine: Valory's Conner Smith (l) with WGH/Norfolk’s Karen West and the label's Don Gosselin at the label group's CRS happy hour.
Photographic Mammary: Sony/Nashville's Nate Smith and Megan Moroney play WQMX/Akron's Bosom Buddies benefit show. Pictured (l-r) are the station's Cherise Richards and Ben McKee, Smith, the station's Sarah Kay, Moroney and the station's Justina Bucceri and Scott Wynn.
Should've Put A String On It: WUSY/Chattanooga's Heart Strings For Hope benefit raises money for St. Jude. Pictured (top, l-r) are songwriter Kelley Lovelace, EMI Nashville's Tyler Hubbard, Quartz Hill’s Joe Nichols, RCA's Chris Young, Triple Tigers' Russell Dickerson and the station's Justin Cole; (bottom, l-r) Quartz Hill's Suzanne Durham, the station's Greg "StyckMan" Owens, EMI Nashville's Trudie Daniell, the station's Melissa "Mo" Wagner, Ken Hicks and Daniel Wyatt, RCA's Mallory Michaels, the station's "Cowboy" Kyle Croft, EMI Nashville's Jimmy Rector and Triple Tigers' Kevin Herring.
Signage: Stephen Wilson Jr. signs with Big Loud, ALJ MGMT and Range Media Partners. His new single featuring Hailey Whitters, "American Gothic," is out now.
Signage: Singer/songwriter Greylan James (c) commemorates his BMLGR signing with the label's Jimmy Harnen (l) and Scott Borchetta.
Borchetta Injured In Crash
Programming Note: Nashville Tragedy
Programming Note: In deference to today's tragic events in Nashville and to our colleagues and neighbors who have been understandably stunned, Country Aircheck is suspending non-news editorial and publications until Tuesday (3/28). Country Aircheck Weekly and This Week's Adds will be delivered then, and Country Aircheck Today will resume its full slate.
Mar 27, 2023 Share
Louisana Broadcast Awards:
Way To Geaux: The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) announced its 2023 Prestige Awards for outstanding broadcast achievement today (3/24) in Baton Rouge. Country honorees include:
- Radio Station Of The Year, Large Market: WTGE/Baton Rouge
- Best Radio Personality/Team, Small Market: Melissa And David Show, KRRV/Alexandria
- Best Morning Show, Small Market: Melissa And David Show, KRRV/Alexandria
- Best Live On-Site Remote, Large Market: WTGE/Baton Rouge
- Radio Young Professional Of The Year: Brittany Rose, WTGE/Baton Rouge
Additionally, former Townsquare/Lafayette Market Pres. Mike Grimsley and Delta Media owner Charles Chatelain were among six inductees into the LAB Hall of Fame.
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