industry members
Kamber Cain
singer/songwriter   Kamber Cain Music
Santos Vasquez
CEO   Back Home Management
Joe Kelly
John Libynski
Operations Manager   Globecasting Inc.
Ricky Roggow
  Chisholm Trail Broadcasting
rosanie dumapit
owner   music radio

Tom Langmyer, GM for Country WKTI-FM and News, Talk, sports WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, received the “General Manager of the Year Award” at the 2015 Radio Show in Atlanta. Both of the stations are part of The E.W. Scripps Company.
The annual Radio Wayne Awards, announced during the industry event in Atlanta of the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau, presented by Radio Ink, honor the best in the radio industry for leadership, dedication, creativity and commitment to quality.
“Tom exemplifies what we value most in our leaders – vision, integrity and hard work,” said Steve Wexler, vice president of radio at Scripps. “I am proud of Tom and our Milwaukee radio team and grateful for his partnership as we build a bold and exciting future for radio at Scripps. Tom is building a culture where local talent can shine and impact our community in meaningful ways.”
WTMJ has long been recognized as “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” because of its powerful signal and its format of news, talk and sports. It is the flagship station for the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks. In 2014, the station was the large market station of the year for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award.
The historic WKTI call-letters returned to Milwaukee on 94.5 FM and the station underwent a format change earlier this year, switching from adult hits to Country as “KTI Country.” 

“This is such a tremendous honor for our whole team,” said Langmyer. “Scripps is doing terrific things as we continue to grow as a leader in local content and advertiser results. When you work for a company that believes in people - and in doing good in the communities we serve, the road ahead is clear.  I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to be in a leadership role at Scripps - and to have such a tremendous team to lead in Milwaukee."
The awards are named in honor of "Radio Wayne" Cornils, who set a high example for professionalism in radio. A successful small-market radio broadcaster, Cornils also served as executive vice president of the Radio Advertising Bureau and SVP/Radio at the National Association of Broadcasters. 

The 2015 NAB Marconi Radio Awards were givin’ out last night (10/1) at the annual dinner and show at the NAB and RAB's Radio Show in Atlanta, hosted by Rickey Smiley and featuring a performance by Gavin Degraw.

Hubbard Broadcasting stations took home six awards to lead all ownership groups this year, with COX Media Group next with five; CBS Radio News KYW-AM/Philadelphia, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, won Legendary Station of the Year honors.

Here Are The Winners
  • Legendary Station: CBS Radio News KYW-AM/Philadelphia
  • Network/Syndicated Personality Of The Year: Steve Harvey, Premiere Networks
  • Major-Market Personality Of The Year: Eric & Kathy, Hubbard Hot AC WTMX/101.9 The MIX/Chicago, IL
  • Large-Market Personality Of The Year: Gene & Julie Gates, Capitol Broadcasting AC WRAL/Mix 101.5/Raleigh, NC
  • Medium-Market Personality Of The Year: Dan Potter, COX Media Group News-Talk KRMG-AM-FM/Tulsa, OK
  • Small-Market Personality Of The Year: Brian Byers, Neuhoff News-Talk WSOY-AM/Decatur, IL
  • Major-Market Station Of The Year: Hubbard News WTOP/Washington, D.C.
  • Large-Market Station Of The Year: Hubbard Hot AC KSTP-FM/KS95/St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
  • Medium-Market Station Of The Year: COX Media Group News-Talk KRMG-AM-FM/Tulsa, OK
  • Small-Market Station Of The Year: Lewanee Broadcasting AC WLEN/Adrian, MI
  • AC Station Of The Year: COX Media Group AC WDUV/Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
  • Top 40 Station Of The Year: Hubbard Top 40 KQMV/Movin 92.5/Seattle, WA
  • Classic Hits Station Of The Year: COX Media Group Classic Hits KONO/San Antonio, TX
  • Country Station Of The Year: Hubbard Country WUBE/B-105/Cincinnati, OH
  • News/Talk Station Of The Year: COX Media Group News-Talk WSB-AM-WSBB/Atlanta
  • Religious Station Of The Year: Radio One Gospel WPRS/Praise 104.1 FM/Washington, D.C.
  • Rock Station Of The Year: Hubbard Classic Rock WDRV/The Drive)/Chicago, IL
  • Sports Station Of The Year: CBS Radio Sports WFAN-AM-FM/New York, NY
  • Urban Station Of The Year: Emmis Urban AC WBLS/New York, NY
  • Noncommercial Station Of The Year: Michigan State University News-Talk WKAR-AM-FM/East Lansing, MI

CBS Radio today announced that Stars And Strings, a stripped-down acoustic concert with performances by Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry, is SOLD OUT.  This inaugural event will take place at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, November 11th with a portion of the proceeds benefiting  Folds of Honor  – an organization that provides educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. 
An announcement regarding’s sweepstakes and how to win tickets to the sold-out concert will be made at a later date

More information on the event can be found on the show’s official website:

Arista Nashville has selected Abi Fishbone to be Director/Northeast Promotion beginning Monday, October 5th. "Abi is one of the most respected record promoters in the Northeast and is a wonderful addition to the Arista team!" remarked Arista
Nashville VP/Promotion Lesly Tyson.

A nine year promotion veteran, Fishbone is joining Arista from Stoney Creek Records, where she served as Director/Northeast Promotion since 2010, following a prior tenure with Curb. "I am truly excited to be joining the Arista promotion team!" said Fishbone. "Arista has such a remarkable history and an amazing roster of artists, and I feel thrilled, eager, and privileged to be a part of its future."

Shoot Fishbone congrats here
For now, Stoney Creek, VP/Promotion Chris Loss will handle the Northeast, but look for a new Stoney Creek Northeast rep to be named soon.

Steven Tyler W/ Crook & Chase
The NAB and RAB's 2015 Radio Show in Atlanta ended Friday morning With A "Music And Mimosas" Session Featuring An Interview By Premiere Networks Hosts Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase with Steven Tyler explaining his move into Country music. Some of the tings Tyler said were, "I'm not going to turn it into rock 'n' roll, but it's going to turn into a kind of rock 'n' roll and love of Nashville. There's all kinds of magic in this town". In addition, there were presentations by representatives of several label groups, and performances by The Band Perry and Marc Scibilia.

The music labels were well-represented at the event, with Capitol's Chris Siciliano and a performance by I.R.S. artist Marc Scibilia, Columbia's Lee Leipsner, promised that Adele's new album is "coming very, very soon" and that Jeff Lynne is planning his first U.S. tour in many years to support the new ELO Album, Def Jam's Rodney Shealey And Noah Sheer, Epic's Todd Glassman, and Disney Music Group's Scot Finck, and Big Machine Label Group's Scott Borchetta introducing a live performance by The Band Perry.

Jana Kramer
The "Super 8 Military Appreciation Tour" will hit Westover Air Force Reserve Base In Chicopee, Ma later today (10/2) with Warner Bros./W.A.R. aArtist  Jana Kramer .

The event will be hosted by "CMT After Midnite" host Cody Alan and marks the second stop of the newly-launched tour, which kicked off in July.

"Super 8 is proud to support our service men and women and especially those from the Westover Air Force Reserve Base and the surrounding area," said Super 8 Brand SVP Mike Mueller. "These individuals have made incredible sacrifices, and so it's truly an honor for us to be able to coordinate this effort for them here today. While it pales in comparison to what they've done for our country, this is one small way for us to show our gratitude and thanks."
To learn more, visit the Super 8 military appreciation  site .

Fans of RCA Nashville’s group, Old Dominion, can now  pre-order  the much anticipated and high-energy debut album, Meat and Candy. With each pre-order fans will receive four instant song downloads which includes their current, and still rising fast, RIAA gold-certified hit, “Break Up With Him.”
Just in time for the pre-order, the band that Billboard, Huffington Post,Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles and Spotify said to be on the lookout for in 2015 released a performance video of  “Break Up With Him;” filmed in Boston, Mass. prior to the band’s last weekend on the “Kenny Chesney Big Revival Tour” in August.

Watch the performance  here .

No stranger to the road, by the end of 2015 Old Dominion will have performed over 170 shows which includes 18 stadium dates opening up for Kenny Chesney this summer on the Big Revival Tour. Furthermore, the band that’s comprised of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, drummer Whit Sellers, bassist Geoff Sprung and lead guitarist Brad Tursi will join Kenny Chesney again on tour in 2016. To stay up-to-date on all Old Dominion tour dates and appearances visit their website by clicking  here .

The Rounder Label Group, comprised of Rounder Records and Sugar Hill Records, won big at the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, which were held last night at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Rounder Label Group artists took home a total of 10 awards, including six for the Earls of Leicester, whose eponymous debut is a loving paean to the music of Bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
Alison Krauss paid poignant tribute to Bluegrass great Larry Sparks, whom she inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
Rounder Label Group President John Virant said, “All of us at the Rounder Label Group would like to offer our congratulations to the winners, who are among the very finest musicians in the world. It’s a great honor for them to receive this sort of recognition from their peers. We feel privileged and proud to get to work with so many exceptional artists on a daily basis.”
A complete list of winners is below.
Entertainer of the Year
The Earls of Leicester

Albu​m of the Year

The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester

Instrumental Group of the Year

The Earls of Leicester
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year
“The Three Bells,” Three Bells, Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, Rob Ickes  
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year
“Who Will Sing For Me,” The Earls of Leicester
Male Vocalist of the Year
Shawn Camp  
Instrumental Performer of the Year, Dobro
Jerry Douglas
Instrumental Performer of the Year, Guitar
Bryan Sutton
Instrumental Performer of the Year, Mandolin
Jesse Brock
Distinguished Achievement Award
Steve Martin  

Music superstar Toby Keith is heading to TBS this fall as part of “Neighborhood Sessions”, an ongoing series of music specials created by State Farm. The televised event will include an intimate performance that Keith gave to remarkable neighbors in his hometown area of Moore, Oklahoma in September.

It will pair footage of the chart-topping star's rollicking local performance with powerful stories of perseverance and community from the neighbors who continue to impact his life and career. 

Neighborhood Sessions” featuring Toby Keith marks the second special in the “Neighborhood Sessions” series, which gives the biggest names in music a chance to thank the neighbors who inspired them, and who continue to inspire greatness in their communities every day.

The special is slated to premiere on TBS on Friday, October 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), in the midst of the network's Major League Baseball postseason coverage.

TBS's presentation of Neighborhood Sessions featuring Toby Keith highlights several of the award-winning singer-songwriter's biggest hits, including material from his upcoming album, 35 mph Town.

Rebel Engine Entertainment’s Country artist Stephanie Quayle and the high-end Western boot company Lane Boots of Arlington, TX have announced a perfect-fit partnership set to kick-off in style this fall.
Quayle is planning to make special appearances and will model Lane Boots in the company’s promotional materials.

Lane Boots will outfit Quayle for professional performances, photo and video shoots and personal wear with its stylistic and unique collection of quality footwear. The relationship will feature various fan giveaways pairing the loyal Lane Boots customers with the vibrant Stephanie Quayle fan base. Quayle is expected to sport Lane Boots at her upcoming photo shoot for her much-anticipated EP.

"I wore Lane Boots at a recent photo shoot for Montana Bride magazine,” said Quayle. “As soon as I saw the turquoise soles, I fell head over heels! I've worn them all across the country at performances and appearances, and even danced in my red Lovesick Studs for more than 4 hours straight at my wedding. This partnership is a natural fit and I am so excited to work closely with the passionate folks of Lane Boots.”

The Montana-born alluring entertainer, who is just as comfortable sporting a six-gun pistol riding atop a mustang as she is walking the red carpet, wore Lane Boots on the day she said: “I do.” The red boots stitched in gold are featured in September 7, 2015 issue of Nash Country Weekly.

“Stephanie’s passion, drive and focus to achieve her goals is inspiring,” said 
Lane Boots President, Justine Lord.
“We are so proud that she loves our brand and wears our boots–whether onstage or on the road. We look forward to a long lasting partnership with Stephanie to experiencing her journey through her music. We’re big fans.”

Lane Boots creates a unique collection of women's boots focusing on handcrafted details and trendy styles. My Lane Boots have become a staple in my wardrobe; the quality and comfort of the boots, not to mention the stunning designs, are just a few of the reasons why,” added Quayle

For more information on Stephanie Quayle, visit .

Country artist Shane Michael Taylor has been writing songs since the day he taught himself to type with his nose at the tender age of five. Now, after decades of overcoming the daily challenges of living with severe cerebral palsy, Shane is releasing his highly-anticipated debut album. 

This project entitled I Will Stand is available today at .  

Shane co-wrote all of the album’s 13 songs, which have been brought to life with the help of top-notch Music City vocalists like MCA Nashville’s
 Clare Dunn and chart-topping pop icon Tiffany.  

Complete with upbeat honky-tonk tunes about a good night out (“Alcohol of Fame”), inspirational songs about not overlooking life’s tiny miracles (“Everyday Heroes”) and honest lyrics that celebrate traditional Country values and the importance of family (“We Get to Live It”), this album is already garnering positive industry reviews.

There are dozens and dozens of songwriters in Nashville but none with a story as inspiring as Shane Michael Taylor's. I Will Stand is an incredible, beautiful accomplishment." 
M.B. Roberts, Senior Features Editor, Parade Magazine 

has been defying odds his whole life. It was after earning bachelor’s degrees in Music Business and Sound Engineering that he began making many trips to Nashville from his hometown of Waterbury, CT to co-write with prominent songwriters and develop material for I Will Stand

“I’m so excited to finally share my songs and stories with the world,” says Shane, who navigates the world in a wheelchair and struggles to communicate verbally. “I hope I can inspire others to pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face.” 

In addition to his music career, Shane travels the country as a motivational figure and has penned an inspirational audio book entitled Living This Rodeo, where he explains how learning to type with his nose changed his life and allowed him to build his career and live his dream.

For more information, please visit

Recently Nielsen has been conducting "non-currency" tests in Washington DC and Baltimore. Those are also the first two markets launching with the enhanced CBET encoding this month. Other PPM markets will get the enhanced coding and go live in November and December, while delivery of enhanced coding monitors will begin in 2016.

They mentioned that the
enhanced CBET encoding "increases code detection rates and the detection per minute rate." The tests also showed that enhanced CBET encoding improves detection, especially in high-noise environments" and "credits 100% of quarter hours in challenging acoustic conditions."

A Nielsen engineer said that parallel testing against the "legacy" PPM encoding shows the enhanced encoding has a "positive impact on audience estimates." Among the findings from the enhanced coding non-currency tests:
  • A 39% overall increase for station/demo/dayparts.
  • The ratings impact was higher M-F, 6a-7p and for P35+.
  • The AQHP was 15% higher.
  • Overall, the AQHP share was .8 higher; the rating was .1 higher.
Nielsen will conduct a webinar to show the results for Washington and Baltimore, at which time they will also announce the next steps for the enhanced encoding rollout. The session was held at a large booth in the NAB's exhibit hall before a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd. No questions were taken following the 31-minute presentation.

Cumulus Country WFMS/Indianapolis names Townsquare Media Regional Country Brand Manager and Albany, NY Director/Operations Stephen Giuttari to the PD post, succeeding Scott Lindy, who will transition to Cumulus Country WKHX/Atlanta as PD, with additional duties as Corporate PD.

Also, Greg Frey will move from his PD position at WKHX/Atlanta to become Cumulus Corporate PD, a newly created position where he will focus on Cumulus' portfolio of Country stations and growing the Country product line.
"I am honored to be joining a company that truly understands how to connect with the listener in so many ways, and I thank Mike McVay and  Dave Crowl for this incredible opportunity,“ said Giuttari. “I am very much looking forward to working with the great staff at the legendary WFMS in Indianpolis.”

On his transition to Atlanta, Lindy said, “It’s rare to be given a chance to lead a team as dedicated as the group of professionals at the legendary WFMS. Saying that I will miss working with everyone at WFMS is a vast understatement, only offset by knowing that I can continue to be a resource for them and that they will be working with an extremely talented programmer, Steve Giuittari. My gratitude goes out to Mike McVay for the opportunity to return to Atlanta as a Corporate Program Director and as PD of the award-winning Kicks.”

RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen  will headline the " 4th Annual Taste Of Country Music Festival " in June 2016. Owen joins previously announced headliner  Kenny Chesney at Hunter Mountain Resort in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY. The festival takes place Friday, June 10th through Sunday June 12th, 2016.

In 2015 the festival drew in 50,000 fans for headliners  Tim McGraw Keith Urban  and  Toby Keith , with performances from other Country stars.

For information on ticketing, VIP packages, accommodations, and more, visit  here .

Cumulus Media files paperwork with the SEC that lays out the cost of all the recent executive changes in the leadership of the company.

In a  Form 8-K filing , Cumulus notes, "on September 29, 2015, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Ms. Berner. The agreement has an initial term of three years and contains a provision for automatic extensions of one-year periods thereafter, unless terminated in advance by either party in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, Ms. Berner is entitled to receive an annual base salary of $1,450,000, effective as of the commencement of Ms. Berner’s employment, and subject to increase from time to time by the Board."

Former CEO Lew Dickey moves into his new post as Vice Chairman with a package that includes an estimated $4.35 million and other benefits. Dickey had signed a multiyear extension in April, which included details about what he would get if he were removed as CEO. Dickey will get triple his current base salary of $1.45 million, 100% of any unvested Equity Awards and 18 months of company benefits, such as health and dental.

Former EVP/Content & Programing John Dickey has left the company with a few dollars in his pocket.  He is receiving double his base $875,000 salary, along with 18 months of benefits. His employment agreement dated as of November 29, 2011, allows for “immediate vesting of 50% of any unvested equity awards." The remaining 50% of such awards being forfeited,” the agreement specifies, unless there is a change of control at Cumulus within the next six months in which, “any unvested equity awards will become fully vested.”

Charles Kelley  yesterday (9/30) announced that he plans to release a solo album in 2016. Very recently the members of Capitol Nashville group  Lady Antebellum  announced that at the end of their “Wheels Up Tour” they were taking a hiatus before heading back into the studio.

Kelley debuted some cuts from the future album to an industry-only audience last night.
The exact album release date is still unknown, but Capitol will issue Kelley's solo project. His performance revealed the diversity of this project and a departure from his traditional, Lady Antebellum sound.

Kelley covered Tom Petty's "Southern Accents" and told the audience that the recorded track will feature harmonies by  Stevie Nicks . The album also will feature a song, co-written by renowned songwriter  Chris Stap;eton , which really illustrates the range of Kelley's abilities as an artist.

Despite the long hiatus and Kelley's new project and new sound, he insisted that the trio was very much still together.


Cold River has signed singer/songwriter and native of Seattle Rae Solomon  to its artist roster, making her the first act signed to the label following a summer talent search by Cold River VP/Promotion Jim Dandy.

He said, "The Cold River team couldn't be more excited to have her as part of our family.  Rae is an electrifying performer, and she is headed directly into the studio to cut music for her first album on Cold River."

"My entire life, I've been an entertainer. I always dreamed of hearing my songs on Country radio and playing my music on stage," said Solomon. "I'm so grateful to Pete O’Heeron and the entire Cold River Records team for believing in my vision and allowing me to continue to be a dreamer, and I look forward to those dreams becoming realities."

Liberal Music And Education Foundation Top 40/Country KTWI/MIX 94.3/Liberal, KS, along with engineer Tim Ingram, was the winner of the first annual BOOMAmerican LPFM Audio Processing Contest as "Best-Sounding Station" of the year.

The decision was voted on by judges Jerry Clifton, Tony Gray, Leif Claesson, Mike Erickson, Paul Hollings, Jesse Graham and Stephen Bishop.

The station will receive a DBX286S from BSW (Broadcast Supply Worldwide)  a licensed copy of Raduga Universal Radio Automation from Sprynet, two name, city or station shouts from Tony Griffin Productions, a page of voiceovers from Jeff Laurence and Diane Merritt. 

"Every station who participated is a much better-sounding station today because of our LFPM-supporting sponsors and judges and we are grateful," said event coordinator and LPFM-AG Executive Director Dave Solomon.  "This will be even bigger next year."

Bluegrass legend  Dr. Ralph Stanley , who according to his FACEBOOK  page , is recovering from a small pelvic fracture. The post states, "He is doing great and expected to have full recovery."

Nashville’s industry publication “Music Row” names veteran music journalist Craig Shelburne to the newly created post of GM.

has been contributing on a free-lance basis to Nashville Scene, Nash Country Weekly and Rolling Stone. He also spent 13 years at CMT and worked with the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum’s “Words & Music” program.

Congratulate Shelburne here .

Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini  paid a visit to ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Liver" last night (9/30).
Ballerini sang her current single, “Dibs,” for the live audience. See her performance  here .  

She also treated the audience to a performance of her recent #1 hit “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and you can see that performance  here .

Grand Ole Opry members  Brad Paisley Blake Shelton , and  Darius Rucker  will welcome guests  The Band Perry  and  Brett Eldridge  to the Opry stage on the big screen this December, when the feature film " American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry " previews in theaters nationwide.

The film, which will give audiences a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass to the show that made Country music famous, is set for a limited special engagement at select Carmike Cinemas beginning Friday, December 4th with additional distribution following in January.

Opry Entertainment President Steve Buchanan, "We are excited about the opportunity to take the Opry and Country music into movie theaters across the country.  This partnership allows us to present the Opry to fans through a previously unutilized medium and is another way for the Opry to expand its reputation as a vehicle of discovery for America's music."

For more information, visit the OPRY movie's official  website .


Recently launched Country lifestyle and music website, "Rare Country," a subsidiary of COX Media Group's has tapped entertainment producer and music news correspondent Hunter Kelly as its Senior Correspondent based in Nashville. Beginning Saturday, October 10th, Kelly will be responsible for contributing editorial content on the "Rare Country" website.

Recently-hired “Rare Country” Chief Creative Office/GM Laurissa Phillips said, "Hunter is a brilliant, highly-respected member of the Country music community and we're thrilled to have him join the ‘Rare Country’ team. With his distinct personality and depth of experience, Hunter is uniquely positioned to help define and direct ‘Rare Country’s voice as we expand our editorial coverage in new and exciting ways."

Kelly's previous experience as an entertainment producer and news correspondent includes work with ABC Radio, ABC News, Premiere Radio Networks and contributions to Billboard magazine.

Well-wishes from to Townsquare Media Country KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO MD Brian Gary, who shared today on his station  blog  that he will be undergoing a surgical procedure on Tuesday, October 13th.

Gary explained, "I have a condition where my immune system is not the best, and I get infections that do not go away on their own. The only thing to do is to remove the trouble section of flesh.  I will be getting a section from just above the waist and then down towards the groin cut out. It should be an easy one day deal if all goes as planned."

Give Gary your good wishes here .

 There will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ for Fan Clubhouse CEO/Founder and St. Jude Children's Hospital Country Cares Advisory Council board member Sharon Eaves on October 14th from 5-7 pm at “City Winery” in Nashville.
Eaves, who passed Friday (9/25), ran her fan club management company for more than 25 years, working with artists including Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Scotty McCreery and Jerrod Niemann.

Songwriter Ben Hayslip has extended his co-publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell
 and This Music. The two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year's credits include "Honey Bee" and "It Goes Like This."

10/01/2015 7:00 AM
Android and iPhone Update
After almost four years, ACM Manager/Membership Addie Saloman has exited the organization as of yesterday (9/30).
Saloman joined ACM in November 2011 after graduating from Belmont University.
Contact her at 978-761-2366 or here

Cumulus Country KSCS/Dallas PD/OM JR Schumann has made adjustments in the lineup on both stations. Beginning by adding Jasmine Sadry to “Hawkeye In The Morning.” Beginning today (9/30), Sadry combined with current morning talents Mark “Hawkeye” Louis and Katelyn “Connected K” Maida.

At the same time, KSCS morning show producer Trapper John Morris will move to afternoons, succeeding Schumann, who comes off the air to direct his attention on programming responsibilities for KSCS and now, KPLX. Mark Phillips had been handling KPLX programming, but now will work on his afternoon show, with added responsibilities of handling a shift on Westwood One’s "Real Country" format.

Schumann said, “I can’t begin to express how excited we are to have Jasmine join our team. She embodies the passion and creativity that is crucial to radio’s success in this market, and is already loved by tens of thousands of listeners in this market. As we’ve been continuously working on taking KSCS to the next level, I have no doubt in my mind that Jasmine is absolutely the next piece to that puzzle.”

Sadry is a radio veteran in Dallas, coming from iHeartMedia crosstown Alternative KDGE, where she was part of the “Jagger” morning show in various forms for more than 10 years.
“At the now 15-year mark of my radio career, I am thrilled to join the extremely talented team at KSCS, an iconic station that has carried such a tremendous heritage in the Dallas-Fort Worth community and beyond, said Sadry. “And I'm deeply honored to be able to work alongside Hawkeye, an extraordinary talent who I and so many others have admired for years!"

Shoot you congratulations here .

Pearl/RCA Nashville's Garth Brooks  is taking his "World Tour" to San Jose, CA on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th. Brooks and wife/touring partner Trisha Yearwood will be on stage at the SAP Center at San Jose at 7 pm (PT) each evening. 

Tickets go on sale next Friday, October 9th at 10 am (PT) via  Ticketmaster .

For more information, visit Brooks' official  website .


NASH Icon artist  Reba  will be headlining the "Third Annual Mission Gratitude Benefit Concert" at Symphony Hall in Boston on Monday, November 9th at 7 pm (ET). The event benefits The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, the first and largest private-sector program in America solely focused on healing the invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Benefactors of the program include service members, post-9/11 veterans, and military families.

"I am honored Home Base invited me to join Mission Gratitude in giving back to the service men and women who have done so much to serve our nation," said Reba. "I'm happy to lend my voice to a cause that works to heal the invisible wounds of war, and I hope to see more of the community join us."

For more information, visit the Mission Gratitude  website
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