CMA 2022
Voter's Guide

A quick reference guide to the 2022 CMA Nominees





inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/25)

Heads Of State: Proffitt, Loba, Beasley, Dungan

Seminar’s Net Works. Does Yours?

CRS Research: Bye Generation





Country Aircheck Weekly (10/3)

Inside This Issue: 

“If you buy a ticket to any show, you’re guaranteed to see the past, present and future of country music unfold before your eyes.”



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Top Stories

» WRBT's Newman Departs: iHeartMedia WRBT/Harrisburg, PA PD/MD/afternoon personality Newman (a.k.a. Michael Moore) has exited after more than two decades. “My contract with WRBT came to an end on Friday (9/30),” Newman tells Country Aircheck. “I’m looking for my next opportunity.” Newman joined in Jan. 2001 and was named PD in 2017 (CAT 10/9/17). He served in mornings alongside Nancy Ryan from the time he joined until her departure in 2020 (CAT 12/11/20). Newman can now be reached at 717-350-9960 or here. No word on plans for the position.



» Ad Venture: Sony Music Nashville Sr. Dir./Partnership Marketing Nicole Marinake has been elevated to VP/Partnership Marketing & New Ventures. She will work to expand the label and its artist footprint in the branding space, specifically on a regional level, and pursue business in technology, innovation, gaming and web3. "[Nicole's] expertise, innovative mindset and winning personality are key reasons Sony Music Nashville has developed invaluable relationships with key partners and subsequently brought to life smart and compelling collaborations, perfectly suited for our artists and their music," says SVP/Marketing Jennifer Way, to whom she reports. Marinake joined the company in 2017 (CAT 12/6/17) from the Madison Square Garden Company. Reach her here.




» Alpha's West To Leave: Alpha/Fredericksburg, VAOM & Country WFLS Dir./Content Bill West will step down at the end of the year, or when his successor is named, whichever comes first. West cites ongoing family health issues as his reason for departure. He joined in April 2017 following time with Alpha/Richmond, VA; Bonneville/Salt Lake City; and then-Athens Broadcasting/Huntsville, AL. West has relocated to a home office on the east coast of Florida near Vero Beach and can be reached here. At Alpha, the search is on for West’s successor; see the complete job description and apply here.