Country Aircheck Weekly (7/25)

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CRS 2016 Daily Buzz (2/8)

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» Paul Me Back In: Bonneville KYGO/Denver overnighterPaul Donovan has moved to afternoons, filling the shift vacated by former APD/MD/afternooner Brian Hatfield (CAT 6/14). Prior to three years in the APD/evenings role at WMZQ/Washington (CAT 4/21), Donovan spent 17 at KYGO. "Paul has a rich history with the Denver country audience and sounds great back on KYGO," says PD Eddie Haskell. Reach Donovan here. The overnight airshift – full-time and salaried with benefits – has been posted here.


» West Area: Premiere's syndicated Brooke & Jubal morning show will make its Country debut Aug. 1 on Alpha's WIRK/West Palm BeachChelsea Taylor, who has been handling mornings solo since the departure of Tim "Tiny" Burger (CAT 7/21), will remain to provide hourly local content. "We are ... excited to be the pioneers of introducing Brooke & Jubal to the Country format," says Alpha EVP/Programming Scott Mahalick. The show originates from Hubbard's Rhythmic Top 40 KQMV/Seattle.


» Bond, Claims Bond: iHeartMedia is seeking damages after winning a lawsuit against bondholders who attempted to file default notices against the media giant earlier this year (CAT 5/24), according to the San Antonio Express News. The company claims the dispute delayed plans to refinance its debt, costing it up to $475 million. iHeartMedia's total debt exceeds $20 billion, more than half of which is set to come due in the next three years. Local coverage here.