Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inaugural CRB-Country Aircheck Award Winners Announced at CRS 2010

Inaugural CRB-Country Aircheck Award Winners Announced at CRS 2010

Presentations Held During New Faces of Country Music Show®

The inaugural CRB-Country Aircheck Awards were held Friday, Feb. 26, inside the Nashville Convention Center at CRS 2010.

CRB President Becky Brenner co-presented the 28 awards with Country Aircheck’s Lon Helton in between performances at the New Faces of Country Music Show.

The 2010 CRB-Country Aircheck Award winners are:

WUSN/Chicago - Major Market Country Radio Station

WSIX/Nashville - Large Market Country Radio Station

WIVK/Knoxville - Medium Market Country Radio Station

WUSY/Chattanooga - Small Market Country Radio Station


Lisa Decker - Market Manager/GM, Major Market

Tom English - Market Manager/GM, Large Market

Mel Owens - Market Manager/GM, Medium Market

Ken Salyer - Market Manager/GM, Small Market


Meg Stevens - Major Market OM/Program Director

Mac Daniels - Large Market OM/Program Director

Mike Hammond - Medium Market OM/Program Director

Gator Harrison - Small Market OM/Program Director


Marci Braun - Major Market Music Director

Bob Pickett - Large Market Music Director

Kix Layton - Medium Market Music Director

Brian Hatfield - Small Market Music Director


Bob Kingsley - National Air Personality

Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray - Major Market Personality

Gerry House & The House Foundation - Large Market Personality

Andy & Allison - Medium Market Personality

Bearman & Ken - Small Market Personality


Capitol/Nashville - Platinum Record Label

Big Machine - Gold Record Label

Jack Purcell - VP/Promotion

Renee Leymon - Director/National Promotion

Mandy McCormack - Regional Promoter

Larry Paregis - Independent Promoter

Mark Medina - New Face Of Country

There were 28 total awards given out Friday night: 21 Radio Awards, five Record Label Awards, one Independent Promotion Team/Promoter Award and a New Face of Country Professional Award.

Radio awards were broken into four markets: Major (1-25), Large (26-50), Medium (51-100) and Small (101+).  Awards for each market recognized outstanding achievement in the Station, General Manager, Program Director, Music Director and Air Personality categories. There was also one National Personality award presented.

Record Label awards included a Platinum award (given to a label with an affiliated distribution company), a Gold award (given to a label with external distribution), and one award each in the VP/Promotion, Director/National Promotion, Independent Promoter and Regional Promoter categories.  Additionally, a discretionary New Face of Country award was given to an emerging professional who has made a specific impact in the Country radio or Country music industry in the previous 12 months.

About CRB:  The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.

About CRS:  The Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry.  CRS takes place at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn.  Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

About Country Aircheck:  Country Aircheck is the leading force in the Country radio trade publication industry as a multi-faceted news and information source. The Nashville-based company publishes several branded products including Country Aircheck Today, Country Aircheck Weekly, Country Aircheck's "The Adds," and Country Aircheck quarterly Print Publications. For more information, call 615-320-1450 or visit www.countryaircheck.com.

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