Country Aircheck Weekly (9/26)

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» Orlando Boom: Cox Rhythmic Top 40 WPYO/Orlando morning co-host Obie Diaz has shifted to sister Country WWKA in the same role, alongside Ashley Stegbauer. "Obie lives the format, is passionate about country music and has a tremendous track record of success in Orlando radio," says Dir./Branding & Programming Drew Bland. Diaz succeeds AJ Maguire, who transitions to afternoons, which were vacated by J.R. Jaus six months ago (CAT 3/15). "For the past five years AJ has done a fantastic job starting the day for millions of Central Florida country fans," says Bland. "Now he will help them end their days with his entertaining and interactive style of show that has earned him several CMA and ACM Award nominations." Reach Diaz here and Maguirehere.


» Natchez Cheese: First NatchezWQNZ/Natchez, MS MD/afternoon personalityAndrew Duhl has been promoted to PD. Duhl joined in 2014 following radio stops that include San Diego and Merced, CA, and five years with Mediabase. Reach him here. Concurrently, outgoing WQNZ OM Teri Taylor has joined New South WUSJ/Jackson, MS in middays, a shift she's been voicetracking for several weeks. She fills the void left by Russ Williams' departure in June (CAT 6/24). Taylor was with WQNZ for two years. Reach her here.


» Up The Creek: Former Bluume Mgr./Business Development Allyson Gelnett will join Stoney CreekMonday (10/3) as Dir./Northeast Regional Promotion, succeeding Hilary Hoover, who is leaving for a soon-to-be-revealed opportunity. Reach her here. Gelnett's background includes internships with Sony/Nashville and Walt Disney Records. "Allyson possesses Northeast roots and a strong work ethic," says VP/Promotion Chris Loss. Gelnett will be based in Nashville and can be reached here.