Jim Asker To Manage Billboard Country Chart
June 10, 2015 at 4:26 AM (PT)
Former ALL ACCESS Country Editor JIM ASKER joins BILLBOARD as the NASHVILLE-based chart manager for its Country, Christian and Gospel charts. Prior to his 12+ year ALL ACCESS run, ASKER won several awards as PD for Country WJMC/NASSAU-SUFFOLK, NY. A three-year board member for COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS, ASKER has a Master’s degree in Communications, and has taught Communications classes at COLUMBIA STATE, MOTLOW STATE and NASHVILLE STATE.
"After 12-and-a-half great years at ALL ACCESS with JOEL DENVER and his talented crew, I spent the past year-and-a-half teaching at three area colleges. But it's time. I'm refreshed and ready to dig in. I'm extremely thankful for this opportunity and very pleased to be joining SILVIO PIETROLUONGO and GARY TRUST and the great BILLBOARD team here in NASHVILLE; TOM ROLAND, LEE ANN PHOTOGLO and PHYLLIS STARK," ASKER told ALL ACCESS. ASKER’s arrival at BILLBOARD fills a three-month vacancy created when longtime BB Sr. Charts Mgr. WADE JESSEN died of a sudden heart attack in MARCH (NET NEWS, 3/5).