Last week VNU announced layoffs at Billboard and R&R that included at least two people from Nashville, one of whom was Billboard's Nashville bureau chief, Phyllis Stark. o LON HELTON'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS * Past Nashville bureau chief and country editor for Radio & Records. * Inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. * CMA-Award winning host of Westwood One's syndicated radio program, Country Countdown USA. * Held radio jobs in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. * Former president and chairmanof the Country Music Association board of directors.
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