Country Aircheck VP/General Manager Chuck Aly helped launch the radio and music industry trade publication from a Nashville coffee shop in August, 2006. Six days after leaving the now-defunct Radio & Records following its purchase by Billboard, the Country Aircheck team published their first Country Aircheck Weekly. The in-depth news and chart publication, delivered via email in pdf format, is populated with the same Mediabase airplay information that formed the basis of the country industry's dominant chart at R&R for two decades. Seven years later, Country Aircheck's staff of nine publishes daily news emails, a quarterly print magazine and, of course, the weekly news, charts and analysis upon which industry readers have come to depend. A consumer publication that reaches more than 500,000 P1 country fans weekly was launched in 2009. The company even has office space. Prior to Country Aircheck, Aly served three years at R&R and six at Music Row. A recovering publicist, he got his music business start with PR firms Shock Ink and FORCE, where he learned how to take "no" for an answer. He holds a Recording Industry degree from Middle Tennessee State University, which named him "Outstanding Senior" in 1994.