|May 8, 2007 |
CRB, Inc. Now Accepting Nominations For 2008 Country Music DJ / Radio Hall of Fame Awards
Nominations for the Country Radio Broadcasters' 2008 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Awards are now available online at www.crb.org.
The Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of those individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of country radio.
Inductee nomination applications for eligible persons either living or deceased, will be accepted from any member of country radio and/or country music industries.
The applicant MUST provide a way of contacting the nominee or the nominee's next of kin. CRB, Inc. will then contact all parties and send them the appropriate information to complete the nomination process. Each nominee representative must fill out an application, and may submit materials (air-checks, press clippings, awards listings, etc.) in support of the nomination. These materials MUST be received in the CRB offices (819 18th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203) no later than October 1st, 2007.
The criteria for the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame is:
On air career must have begun at least 25 years ago
A recognizable contribution to the growth and development of the country radio industry
An ongoing contribution to the preservation and enhancement of country music as an art form
Prior inductees include Coyote Calhoun, Charlie Douglas, Ralph Emery, Lon Helton, Rhubarb Jones, Bob Kingsley, Joe Ladd, Bob Mitchell, Billy Parker, and Charlie Walker.
The criteria for the Country Radio Hall of Fame is:
Radio career must have begun at least 25 years ago
In addition, the applicant must have contributed both to the growth and development of the country radio industry and to the preservation and enhancement of country music as an art form
Prior inductees include Les Acree, Larry Daniels, Jonathan Fricke, Dan McKinnon, Bob Moody, Ed Salamon, and Mack Sanders.
There is no limitation on either award except that the recipient cannot be a current member of the Board or Agenda Committee of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. After a comprehensive review of the applications, a voting committee of country radio and country music industry veterans will make all final decisions regarding inductees.
If there is an individual who you feel should be nominated, all you have to do is log on to www.crb.org and submit their name through the application available under the Country Music DJ & Radio Hall of Fame section of the website.
Plaques commemorating recipients of these awards are on display in the walkway between the Renaissance Hotel and the Nashville Convention Center.
According to CRB Hall of Fame committee Chairman RJ Curtis, "Every year our committee and panel of electors work tirelessly to select the most eligible applicants into this very special group...We rely heavily on the applicants submitted and hope that the industry will support our effort by submitting candidates they feel are eligible in a timely manner."
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music industry for the purpose of ensuring the continued vitality of the Country Radio format. They do this by idea sharing and education through an annual convention called the Country Radio Seminar. Next year's Country Radio Seminar (CRS-39) will take place March 5 - March 7, 2008 at the Nashville Convention Center. Complete seminar registration may be obtained by contacting CRB, Inc. at 615-327-4487 or by visiting www.crb.org.
Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.