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» ACM Radio Winners: This year's Academy of Country Music Radio Award winners will tune in to the 56th ACM Awards (4/18) having already taken one home. Watch them receive their trophies here; full list below: 
  • National Personality: Kix Brooks, American Country Countdown
  • Major Market Personality: Lois Lewis, Double-L, KNIX/Phoenix
  • Large Market Personality: Lexi Papadopoulos and Jared Banks, Lexi And Banks, KUBL/Salt Lake City
  • Medium Market Personality: Buzz Jackson, KIIM/Tucson
  • Small Market Personality: Steve Stroud, Ben Walker and Nikki Thomas, Steve, Ben And Nikki, WXBQ/Bristol, VA
  • Major Market Station: KNIX/Phoenix
  • Large Market Station: WQDR/Raleigh
  • Medium Market Station: KUZZ/Bakersfield
  • Small Market Station: KKNU/Eugene, OR



» The Sherri On Top: Caesars Entertainment SVP/GM Sherri Sosa has joined Live Nation as Pres. of its new Venue Nation divison, overseeing operations, business development and marketing for the company’s 100+ venues in the U.S. In her new role, Sosa will work closely with Live Nation Concerts Pres. Bob Roux and Venue Nation COO Tom See. "[Sherri's] experience in bringing brand experiences to life and her passion for the guest experience are sure to energize our venues as we welcome live music back into our lives," says Roux.


» Mountain Music: Ozark Mountain Country KHBZ/Harrison, ARPD/MD/morning host Lisa Johnson is shifting to middays – which was previously music intensive – making way for SuiteRadio syndicated Bud & Broadway in mornings beginning May 3. “Bud [Ford] and [JerryBroadway are not only funny with great chemistry together, but they are also allowing me to move to middays, which has always been my home on radio,” says Johnson. Stream the station here.


» Gig Alerts: Cumulus KBUL/Reno, NVPD/morning host Bob Richards is looking for a full-time morning co-host to join The Moo Crew. The position has been vacant since Hannah Tyler’s departure last August (CAT 8/19/20). “We are looking for a content monster who loves country music and understands the country lifestyle ... a social media ninja capable of creating video and audio content on the daily,” Richards tells CountryAircheck. Responsibilities include digital production, brainstorming and a voice-tracked weekend on-air shift. See the complete job description here. Send résumés and airchecks to Richards here.

Townsquare/Casper, WYDir./Content Donovan Short is searching for a Brand Mgr./morning host to join Country KWYY as Jeff “Doc” Holliday transitions to a soon-to-be-announced position within the company. Reach Holliday here. In mornings, incumbent co-host Cathy “Prairie Wife” Holman remains and can be reached here. Candidates should be “content animals” who love creating on-air and online. “We pride ourselves on our relationships and charitable efforts, which are among the most significant you’ll find anywhere,” says Short. “We shake hands, we kiss babies, we raise millions and we seek someone who’s passionate about carrying that torch and lighting new ones.” Interested parties can check out the complete job posting here and send résumés and airchecks to Short here.