Country Aircheck Weekly (3/11)

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» Country Hall Adds Three: This year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees are, in the Non-Performer category, Jerry Bradley; in the Veterans Era Artist category, Ray Stevens; and in the Modern Era Artist category, Brooks & Dunn. The honorees will be celebrated at the annual invitation-only Medallion Ceremony later this year.



» Groove Is In The iHeart: iHeartRadio Music Awards winners included Maren Morris, Zedd and Grey's "The Middle" for Song of the Year and Dance Song of the Year; Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha's "Meant To Be" for Country Song; Luke Combs for Country Artist; Jason Aldean's Rearview Town for Country Album; Jordan Davis for Best New Country Artist; Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles' "You’re Still The One" for Best Cover Song (socially-voted category); and Garth Brooks was honored with the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award by Chris Pratt (watch here). See the full list here.


» St. John's Beach: Big River WXFL/Florence, AL midday personality Sherry St. John retired today (3/15) after a 43-year career that includes stops at KULF & KKBQ/Houston and WHBQ/Memphis. St. John helped launch WXFL in June 1995. "Radio and I grew up together," says St. John. "From grease pencils and splicing blocks to digital editing, scratchy vinyl 45s to downloads. Radio and I have learned a lot together, and I probably wouldn't be retiring now, but my favorite headphones broke yesterday. I took it as a sign." St. John will continue with WXFL, voice tracking middays for the foreseeable future according to OM/PD Fletcher Brown. Reach her here.


» Carrera Departs KDES: Alpha KDES/Palm Springs PD Tommy "Tommy C" Carrera has exited the station. He joined the cluster in 2015 (CAT 10/19/15), and his previous career stops include KFRG/Riverside, KMLE/Phoenix, KKAT/Salt Lake City, KZLA/Los Angeles and KBQI/Albuquerque. Carrera is on the hunt for his next opportunity; reach him here. No word from the station on plans for the position.