New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Angrycountry Magazine)
As the country music industry's Country Music
Seminar comes to a close in Nashville, some special noisemakers were recognized mere hours ago by the Country Radio
Broadcasters association and industry magazine/news service Country Aircheck. Special mention should be made of the immensely talented (and already missed) radio personalities which make up The House Foundation, as respected leader (and DJ Hall of Famer) Gerry House retired late last year, closing a door on years of unique entertainment. Just goes to show that the House still rules!
The 2011 Country Radio
Broadcasters/Country Aircheck Award winners are:
Station Of The Year: WUSN/Chicago (Major Market); WMIL/Milwaukee (Large Market); WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); WUSY/Chattanooga, TN (Small Market).
Market Manager/GM: Natalie
Conner, WXTU/Philadelphia (Major Market); Tom English, WSIX/Nashville (Large Market); Thom Mandel, WQMX/Akron (Medium Market); Ken Salyer, WKSF/Asheville, NC (Small Market).
OM/PD: Mike Culotta, WQYK-FM/Tampa (Major Market); Keith Kaufman, WSIX/Nashville (Large Market); Mike Hammond, WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); Rob Kelley, WQHK/Ft. Wayne, IN (Small Market).
MD: Marci Braun, WUSN/Chicago & Ginny Rogers, WKLB/Boston (tie, Major Market); TJ McEntire, KBEQ/Kansas City (Large Market); Dave Taft, WBCT/Grand Rapids (Medium Market); Brian Hatfield, WKSF/Asheville, NC (Small Market).
Personality/Show: Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray, WUSN/Chicago (Major Market); Gerry House & The House Foundation, WSIX/Nashville (Large Market); Andy And Allison, WIVK/Knoxville (Medium Market); Dan, Dude And Lori Mae, WQHK/Ft. Wayne, IN (Small Market).
National/Syndicated Personality: Bob Kingsley, Country Top 40.
Platinum Label: Capitol/Nashville.
Gold Label: Big Machine.
VP/Promotion: Jack Purcell, Big Machine.
Director/National Promotion: George
Regional Promotion: Erik Powell, Big Machine.
Independent Promotion Team or Executive: Nine North.
"New Face Of Country" Professional: John Esposito, Warner Music