Country Aircheck Weekly (4/15)

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“Many people would say that’s the night Lon and Charlie met, but I say it’s the luckiest night of my life.”







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» 'VOO Do Magic: Griffin KVOO/Tulsamidday host Cash "Brooks" Williams will move to mornings alongside MD/morning host Amber Glaze Monday (4/22). He succeeds Marty Young, who has exited the station after a year (CAT 2/15). Williams joined KVOO earlier this month (CAT 4/8) following time with KTTS/Springfield, MO. "I met Brooks over a year ago while he was hosting morning drive at KTTS and knew that he would be the perfect addition to our team," KVOO PD Steve Hunter tells Country Aircheck. Hunter is still searching for a PD/midday host to succeeds Brian Jennings, who exited last month (CAT 3/27). Mgr./Production Johnny Demko will host middays in the interim. Reach Williams here and Hunter here. Click here to apply for PD/middays.




» KIZN Make Up: Former Entercom KMLE/Phoenix MD/morning co-host Alana Lynn (CAT 2/8) has joined Cumulus KIZN/Boise for middays. It is a return to the market for Lynn, who previously handled mornings at crosstown Townsquare KAWO. Her previous experience also includes KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO; KUPL/Portland and KBQI/Albuquerque. "From the incredible people to four seasons, to tailgating before BSU games or just walking through the foothills, the Treasure Valley has always felt like home," says Lynn. Adds PD Hank Aaron, "When I heard Alana Lynn was coming back to the Treasure Valley, I had one thought: she needs to be on my team!" Reach Lynn here.




» Sure Be Cool If Uke Did: Warner Bros./WMN's Blake Shelton and label mate Cale Dodds will perform at Musicians On Call's 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration May 31 at Nashville's CMA Theater. The nonprofit will also present its first Lifetime Achievement Award to WMN SVP/Artist Development Shane Tarleton, while Cumulus VP/Country Formats Charlie Cook will be presented the Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele. Mercury's Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award. Tickets go on sale next Friday (4/26) here.