Country Aircheck Weekly (12/5)

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CRS 2016 Daily Buzz (2/8)

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» The Best Nation Is A Donation: Blue Chair/Columbia's Kenny Chesney and the CMAare donating $250,000 each to aid victims of the wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg, TN. A portion of the donation will go to Dolly Parton's My People Fund, with the rest to be distributed where need is greatest. The Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives are donating $100,000 to Parton's fund, with Big Machine's Taylor Swift matching for a total donation of $200,000. Scores of artists are participating in Tuesday's telethon. Details here; donate here.


» Big Blow Out: CRB Exec. Dir. Bill Mayne  and ACM Lifting Lives were honored by the COPD Foundation with the Champion and Innovation awards, respectively, during the organization's annual Air Affair Benefit in New York last night (12/8). Mayne and ACMLL were recognized for their contributions to the COPD community including the Harmonicas For Health program (CAT 3/25). COPD screenings were also offered during CRS 2016. Congratulate Mayne here.


» Gonzalez Moves On: Chisholm TrailKOME/Stephenville, TX PD/aftenrooner J.R. Gonzalezhas exited after three years due to budget constraints and is looking for his next opportunity. "Market size and format isn't as important as quality of life and working with pros who are passionate about radio, music and the community," he tells Country Aircheck. Past stops include Dallas, Houston and Wichita; reach him at 713-853-7417 orhere. OM Mike Greene will assume Gonzalez's responsibilities.