Country Aircheck Weekly (10/24)

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CRS 2016 Daily Buzz (2/8)

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» Gosh, Turner: AGM KSNI/Santa Maria, CA morning co-host Jay Turner has been promoted to PD, taking the reins from Dir./Country & News/Talk Programming Pepper Daniels, who retains that role. It's a return to the post for Turner, who held it for 14 years prior to transitioning to cluster Classic Rock KXFM in 2014 (CAT 1/2/14). He retains his morning show duties. Reach him here.


» Country Roads: There were 4,002 Country stations in the United States in 2015 compared with 2,874 in 2008, according to data compiled by Nielsen. The format also had the highest share of total listening last year at 14.4%. Median household income of country music concert attendees, whose average age is 44.5, is $65,000. The highest country artist N-Score, which calculates the endorsement and marketing potential of actors, athletes, musicians and celebrities, belongs to Carrie Underwood (90), putting her in the same category as Matt Damon, Michael Jordan and Frank Sinatra. More here.


» Stage Is Set: Ryman Hospitality Properties will open Opry City Stage in New York's Times Square in April. Considered the Grand Ole Opry's first "home away from home," the four-level venue will share Nashville food and music, including live performances and simulcasts of Opry shows, as well as a bar, restaurant and listening room featuring curated performances from the Bluebird Cafe, and a retail area. "Opry City Stage is all about taking the diverse sounds that originate in Nashville to other markets so that fans have another way to discover new artists and connect with the music they love," says Chairman/CEO Colin Reed. "We believe that once our Opry City Stage guests get a taste for all the Grand Ole Opry and Nashville have to offer, they are going to want to visit Music City and experience it for themselves." More here.


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