Country Aircheck Weekly (10/17)

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"Ladies and gentlemen, heroes and friends, tonight I want to give back to you the voice of Randy Travis.” -Mary Travis



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CRS 2016 Daily Buzz (2/8)

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» Written In The Superstars: West Virginia Radio's WKWS (The Wolf)/Charleston, WV has adopted a Classic Country format and rebranded as "96.1 KWS Superstar Country," airing a gold-based playlist that includes titles from the '80s, '90s and early 2000s. Concurrently, WVR/Elkins, WV radio vet Wolf Bowershas replaced Kidd Conley and Miss Amanda in mornings; market vet Stacie Roberts succeeds Monica Black in middays; Dir./Programming Johnny Vincent remains in afternoons; and the cluster's Reid Thrush comes aboard for voice-tracked nights. Conley and Black have departed; Amanda remains with the company in another capacity. Country competition in the market includes Bristol's WQBE, which led with a 16.4 (1) in Nielsen's Spring 2016 diary survey. WKWS posted a 5.9 (6t). Listen here.


» On The List: Vince GillPaul Overstreet and Randy Goodrum are among the nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Gill is in the performing songwriters category along with writers including Bread's David Gates, Gloria Estefan, George Michael, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart, Jeff Lynne and Madonna. Non-performing nominees Overstreet and Goodrum join writers including Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Max Martin, Kenny Nolan and Allee Willis. More info and the full list here.


» iPhone Update: Sony/Nashville is completing its move to 1201 Demonbreun, Suite 1300, Nashville, 37203. Employees are working from home today and will be in the new digs Monday. Phones and emails remain the same.