CMA 2021
Voter's Guide




A quick reference guide to the 2021 CMA Nominees

 


 

 

inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/18)

Day Three: UMGN Explodes With Music
Listening Habits Are Changing
A Knight In Country’s Court

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Country Aircheck Weekly (11/29)

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“If we have an idea, we now try it without the fear of failure.” 

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» What About Bob? Audacy/Rochester VP/Programming & Country WBEE PD Bob Barnett has joined Townsquare/Buffalo as Dir./Content & Country WYRKBrand Mgr. He succeeds Chris Crowley, who left in September (CAT 9/8) and will also serve as Brand Mgr. for AC sister WMSX. “[Bob] has a track record of success throughout his career that is beyond impressive,” says Market Pres./CRO Mark Plimpton. “Bob is a winner and will be a key component to our success as we strive to be the No. 1 media company in Buffalo.” It is a return to WBEE for Barnett, who previously served as OM/PD from 1987-1996. He joined then-Entercom/Rochester in 2010 (CAT 11/18/10) following time with Beasley/Miami, then-Clear Channel/Nashville and his own CountryRadioConsultants.com. No word on plans for the position at Audacy.

 

» Shannon's Sharp: Former Cox/Jacksonville OM Todd Shannon has joined crosstown Renda as OM & Country WGNE PD. He succeeds Randy Savage, who segued to the company’s Ft. Myers market in October (CAT 10/11). Shannon spent more than 10 years with Cox before his March 2020 exit, including time as Top 40 WAPE & AC WEZI Brand Mgr. His prior career stops include Broadcast Strategies and 14 years with then-Clear Channel. Reach Shannon here.

 

» Richards To Leave WDSY: Audacy WDSY/Pittsburgh morning host Stoney Richards is leaving to pursue his acting career and additional projects; co-hosts Kristen Buccigrossi and Maria D’Antonio remain. Richards rejoined the station in 2019 (CAT 1/2/19) after a previous 16-year run. He intends to continue handling some long-form interview pieces for the station and can now be reached here. At WDSY, VP/Programming Mark Andersonis now seeking Richards’ successor. See the complete job description and apply here.