Country Aircheck Weekly (2/1)

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Bosch Exits iHeartMedia/Austin

iHeartMedia KASE & KVET/Austin PD JT Bosch has exited after three years with the cluster. He transferred in 2013 from the company's Harrisburg group (CAT 4/4/13), where he'd been since 2005 and rose to OM and PD of Country WRBT. He was with iHM Top 40 WLAN/Lancaster, PA before that. Bosch is looking for his next opportunity and can be reached at 717-587-3969 or here. No word on plans to fill his position.



Lois Lewis Joins KWNR; Stella Prado Joins Republic Nashville

Republic Nashville Sr. Dir./West Coast Promotion Lois Lewis will join iHeartMedia KWNR/Las Vegas March 7 as APD/MD/middays. She succeeds Toni Marie, who stepped down for health reasons earlier this year (CAT 1/15). Lewis joined the label when it launched in 2009 from KIIM/Tucson, where she was MD and on-air. Her background also includes KNIX/Phoenix. "My heart has always been in radio,” Lewis tells Country Aircheck. “I love and would have continued to love being on the music side, but the opportunity to go back is just too good to pass up." Reach her here.

At Republic Nashville, Salem/Los Angeles marketing consultant Stella Prado will join as Dir./West Coast promotion Feb. 28. Her background includes programming and on-air positions with iHeartMedia AC KOST/Los Angeles. She'll continue to be based in LA. 





Vanessa Ryan To Host The Live Ride

WDEZ/Wausau, WI morning co-host Vanessa Ryan is the new host of Envision's The Live Ride. She succeeds Carsen, who recently joined Silverfish Media as host of the company's new midday offering (CAT 11/10). "The combination of high-energy live performances and Vanessa's interesting stories and tidbits keeps The Live Ride cruising in the fast lane," says Envision VP/Programming Michael Lichstein. She remains at WDEZ and can be reached here.

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