Country Aircheck Weekly (10/16)

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» Big Loud Adds VP: Republic/New York Dir./A&R Patch Culbertson has been named VP/A&R for Big Loud. Over his eight years at Republic, his signings have included Aminé, SoMo and Florida Georgia Line. He reports to Big Loud President Clay Hunnicutt and Partner Seth England. "He is a game changer," Hunnicutt says, "and he is exactly the kind of team member we wanted to work with when we started Big Loud two years ago." Reach Culbertson here.

» Sunny & Share: Here are select Nielsen Audio diary ratings for Summer 2017 (6/21-9/12) for subscribing stations, listed by metro size and compared with their last books. Ranks (in parentheses) are also among subscribers. Have a story for your station inside the overall numbers? Email us here.
Columbia, SC
  • WCOS 5.0 (4) to 5.2 (3) iHeartMedia
Little Rock, AR
  • KSSN 6.5 (5) to 6.7 (5) iHeartMedia
  • KMJX 5.9 (6) to 5.3 (6) iHeartMedia
  • KHLR 2.0 (13) to 2.4 (13) Signal
Greenville, NC
  • WRNS 7.3 (2) to 9.0 (2) Alpha
  • WQSL 2.9 (7) to 1.8 (9) Alpha
  • WRHT 1.5 (10) to 1.4 (10) Inner Banks
Springfield, MA
  • WRNX 4.5 (4) to 4.3 (3) iHeartMedia
Toledo, OH
  • WKKO 10.1 (1) to 8.3 (1) Cumulus
  • WCKY 1.5 (12) to 1.4 (10) iHeartMedia
  • WMIM 1.2 (13) to 0.5 (12t) Cumulus

Certain markets do not appear because the Country stations in those metros aren't subscribers; non-subscribing stations in published markets are also excluded. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are Persons 12+, Monday-Sunday, 6am-midnight.

» Stage Plot: Performers on the 51st Annual CMA Awardsinclude Garth BrooksBrothers OsborneLuke BryanEric ChurchAlan JacksonMiranda LambertLittle Big TownOld DominionJon PardiChris StapletonThomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood. The show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Underwood, and airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Nov. 8 on ABC-TV. Additional performers and presenters are TBA.


» Amelia Lands: Starstruck has named Amelia VarniDir./Creative, working with writers Alex Kline, Caroline Kole, Dee Briggs, Evan Coffman, and Julie Forester, along with artist writers that are managed by the company. She succeeds Courtney Allen who is now BMG Dir./Creative. “Amelia’s passion, song sense and love for songwriters makes her a highly regarded new member of our team,” says COO Cliff Williamson. Varni spent three years at UMPG as an Executive Assistant and interned at Warner Nashville while she attended Belmont University. Reach her here.

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