inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/18)

Day Three: UMGN Explodes With Music
Listening Habits Are Changing
A Knight In Country’s Court

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Chronicle: Carol Miller, Scony Don

iHeartMedia/Washington, DC Marketing Specialist Carol (Parker) Miller passed away yesterday (7/5) after a short battle with cancer. Miller started as Dir./Traffic at WPOC/Baltimore and rose to Dir./Promotions in 1976. She became one of the first personalites on WMZQ/Washington after its flip to Country in 1977. A year later, she was named PD and became just the third female Country radio programmer in a rated market. She served in that role, along with handling mornings, for four years. In 1985, she was one of the first personalities hired when Voice of America launched its 24-hour VOA Europe channel. She spent 10 years there, rising to PD. She joined Hot AC WRQX/Washington, DC in 1995 where served as APD/MD and part of the morning show for 16 years. She had been with the iHeart cluster for the past eight years. Services are pending.

Former WYBL/Ashtabula, OH morning co-host Marcus "Scony Don" Pierson passed away Saturday (7/3). He was 65. Pierson worked at WYBL from 2004 to 2010 before moving to Nashville where he launched SP Management & Artist Development. He had recently retired and returned to Ashtabula. See a video tribute from former co-host Roger McCoy here. Services are pending with Ducro Funeral Home in Ashtabula.