Country Aircheck Weekly (2/19)

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» Always Funny In Philadelphia: Podcast host Nicole Michalik has been named Beasley WXTU/Philadelphiaafternoon host, effective Feb. 25. She fills the vacancy created when Mark Razz was upped to PD/middays last month (CAT 1/8). Michalik's previous radio experience includes Top 40 and AC stops at WISX & WIOQ/Philadelphia, WLAN/Lancaster, PA and WAEB/Allentown, PA. "Nicole is a bright and dynamic talent," says Razz. "She shares herself well with everyone she meets." Reach Michalik here.



» BMLG's Susemichel Departs: Big Machine Label Group Dir./Project Management Katherine Susemicheldeparted the company today (2/20) after more than five years. She will relocate to Milwaukee to pursue outside interests. "While my adventure may be taking me north to Wisconsin – the land of cheese and beer – I hope to not stray too far from the music community," Susemichel tells Country Aircheck. She joined BMLG in 2013 and was elevated to her current post last year (CAT 3/29/18). Reach her at 317-362-2211 or via email here. At BMLG, marketing and related requests may be directed to Mike Rittberg here, while syndicated radio requests may be directed to Becca Walls here.



» Let's Go To Vegas: As reported in this morning's Breaking News, Mercury's Chris Stapleton and Warner Bros./WAR's Dan + Shay lead with six nominations for the 54th Annual ACM Awards, airing April 7 from Las Vegas on CBS. MCA's Kacey Musgraves is up for five awards, while Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers received an additional four nominations for work as a songwriter and producer. Capitol's Dierks Bentley, EMI Nashville's Brothers Osborne and BMLG Records' Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha each received four nominations. First-time nominee producer/musician Ian Fitchuk earned six. Macon Music/Broken Bow's Jason Aldean is up for his fourth consecutive ACM Entertainer of the Year trophy. See the full nominees list here.