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CDX OFFERS WEEKLY COUNTRY NEWS SEGMENTS TO COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS
Radio Veteran Shannon McCombs Set To Produce & Host CDX Country News
NASHVILLE, TN. - (May 8, 2019) – CDX proprietor and industry veteran, Joe Kelly, announced the FREE offering of CDX Country News featuring Shannon McCombs to all country radio stations. Each Wednesday, a quick, 90 second, music news segment will be offered, complete with sound bites. It is written with the option to intro Shannon to sound live and part of radio staff, or it can stand alone in a commercial break or between songs to give each station flexible programming. No additional commercials are required of the stations. Listen to a sound clip of CDX Country News here.
“We are pleased that Shannon McCombs has joined our team in providing news to country radio stations,” says Joe Kelly. “We beta-tested it for a bit to see how the response would be and it thrilled us all. Stations are loving it so we decided to offer it up to all stations as a bonus for all their support over the years.”
“This service is great for morning shows, but also short enough for any day-part and makes perfect content for voice-tracking on any country format. It’s produced dry, so that you can add your own show music, or let the end lap over the top of a song,” says Nikki Strong, radio programmer for VOA1 The Hits on the Voice of America network.
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About Shannon McCombs:
Shannon McCombs is the creator, producer, and host of CDX Country News. An award-winning air personality based in Nashville and has been nominated for National Country Radio Hall of Fame as well as The Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. She hosts, writes, and produces programming for radio, television, and internet. She worked mid-days and afternoons at 103-KDF Rock in the 80’s and 90’s before segueing into the country music industry. She’s hosted television shows for CMT, GAC, and TNN. For the 13-year run of the show, Shannon produced all the interviews for the Opry’s syndicated radio show and was also the producer and co-writer with Kix Brooks for his CMA Award winning syndicated weekly countdown show. She was an original hire for XM Satellite Radio to be the liaison to the music industry and did interviews and hosted and created shows from their Country Music Hall of Fame studio. Shannon has also worked on air at The Legend – 650 am WSM and has created hundreds of artist hosted shows for the station. For more: https://www.shannoncountry.com/
Joe Kelly started in Country music in 1992 working for CDX allowing him 7 years of radio promotions knowledge before venturing into the radio promotions side of the industry in 1999. Joining Intersound Country and Platinum Entertainment where he was named Southeast Regional Director of Promotion and controlled a seven-state area with sixty-two major radio markets, Joe quickly learned there was more to promotion than just calling radio and giving them a box of free CDs. Working in radio promotions only inspired Joe to learn more about all the aspects of the label business eventually bringing him to partner with two others to launch Aspirion Records Group in 2004. Aspirion Records Group became a traditional label with A&R, marketing, sales, publicity, as well as offering distribution and label services. The label soon became home to Joe Nichols, John Corbett, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown, and many others.
In 2011, Joe’s career came full-circle when he rejoined CDX as Director of Marketing and Label Relations and has now ultimately purchased the company. He has continued the innovation that is a part of the company's DNA by inventing the radio monitoring system TRACTION , which garnered him a nomination as Innovator of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council. TRACTION is the software system that is used to calculate the single and album charts for the Americana Music Association. In addition, CDX publishes national charts in Mainstream Country and Texas Red Dirt.
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