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2023 CRS/Country Aircheck Awards

Face Of Hearts: Announced tonight (3/15) at the CRS 2023 New Faces dinner, this year's CRS/Country Aircheck award winners are:


  • KEEY/Minneapolis (Large Market)
  • WKDF/Nashville (Medium Market)
  • WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market)

Platinum Label: Big Loud

Gold Label: EMI Nashville


  • Meg Stevens, WUBL/Atlanta (Large Market)
  • Carletta Blake, WGAR/Cleveland (Medium Market)
  • Brent Michaels, KUZZ/Bakersfield (Small Market – tie)
  • Chelsey Steinhauer, WMAD/Madison, WI (Small Market – tie)


  • Lois Lewis, KNIX/Phoenix (Large Market)
  • Bob Pickett, KVET/Austin (Medium Market)
  • Melissa “Mo” Wagner, WUSY/Chattanooga (Small Market)

SVP-VP/National Promotion: Stacy Blythe, Big Loud

Label Streaming Specialist: Brittani Koster, Big Loud

Director/National Promotion: Tyler Waugh, Big Loud

Market Manager/GM: Allison Warren, WKDF & WSM-FM/Nashville


  • Angie Ward, WUBL/Atlanta (Large Market)
  • “Wayne D” Danielson & Tay Hamilton, WSIX/Nashville (Medium Market)
  • Brent Michaels, KUZZ/Bakersfield (Small Market)

National Daily Personality/Show: Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show, Premiere

National Weekly Personality/Show: “Wayne D” Danielson, iHeartCountry House Party, iHeartMedia

National Programmer/Curator: Jay Cruze, iHeartMedia

Regional Promotion: Nikki Wood, Big Loud

Independent Promotion Executive: Lisa Smoot, Jerry Duncan Promotion

New Face of Country Music: Scot “Froggy” Langley, WQIK/Jacksonville

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