Country Aircheck Weekly (6/17)

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"Hey, I have a really crazy idea. Don't throw me out ... hear me out. I want to be the next PD for WKKT."







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Top Stories

» Have I Got Cruise For You: Beasley WXTU/Philadelphia interim morning co-host "Dave Cruise" Madden has officially joined The Andie Summers Show on a full-time basis. He has served as interim host since Jan. 2, filling the vacancy created upon Frank Lario's departure (CAT 11/27/18). "When we needed him to step up and handle interim hosting duties, Dave delivered every day," says PD Mark Razz. Madden's previous experience includes Adult Hits sister WBEN/Philadelphia and Classic Hits WWEG/Hagerstown, MD. Reach him here.



» O'Brien To Retire: Bliss Country WJVL & News-Talk WCLO-AM/Janesville, WI GM Mike O'Brien will retire next month following the completion of the stations' sale to Big Radio (CAT 6/4). O'Brien joined Bliss in 1988 and told The Gazette that the sale and his retirement are otherwise not linked. Reach him here. No official word, but news of a successor should come with finalization of the sale.


» Gig Alert: Payne Country KTLQ-FM/AM KEOK/Tahlequah, OK MM Travis Reeves is searching for an OM/PD/morning host to join the company. "This is a new position for an expanding property," Reeves tells Country Aircheck. Candidates familiar with the format, NexGen, Adobe Audition and Microsoft Office should send résumés, references and airchecks here.