Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bob Kingsley to be Honored with President's Award at Country Radio Hall of Fame Ceremony Feb. 21

Bob Kingsley to be Honored with President's Award at Country Radio Hall of Fame Ceremony Feb. 21

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 12, 2011)  Country Radio Seminar has announced radio veteran Bob Kingsley as the CRS 2012 President’s Award recipient.

The President's award will be presented during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 6 p.m. CST in the Nashville Convention Center Ballroom.  The event also serves as the unofficial kick-off to Country Radio Seminar, held Feb. 22-24.

The President's Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the marketing, production, growth and development of the Country Radio Seminar and the multiple services that Country Radio Seminar provides to the Country radio and music communities.

“Without the hard work and innovation of Bob Kingsley, Country radio today would be very different,” says CRS President Mike Culotta.  “Bob Kingsley has been an avid supporter of Country radio, and he has been the most consistent advocate of Country Radio Seminar throughout its history.  We are excited to present Bob with this year’s CRS President’s Award.”

As previously announced, the 2012 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees are Beverlee Brannigan, Moby, Ron Rogers, Eddie Stubbs, Rusty Walker and Bill Whyte.

About Bob Kingsley:
Bob Kingsley is the host and executive producer of “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40.”  A two-time winner of CMA’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year award, Kingsley has also received Billboard’s Network/Syndicated Program of the Year award a remarkable 16 times.  He was chosen as ACM’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year in 2007 and was voted National Air Personality of the Year in 2009 and 2010 by Country Radio Seminar and Country Aircheck.  After serving as host and producer of the iconic “American Country Countdown” radio show since 1978, Kingsley launched his Country Top 40 program in 2006.  He continues to produce and host specials like his highly popular “Christmas in America” special and an annual, year-end countdown show.  Kingsley was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.

About Country Radio Seminar:
Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio.  CRS 2012 will be held Feb. 22-24, 2012, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center.  Visit  www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.  Country Radio Seminar is a property of Country Radio Broadcasters.


CRS 2012 President’s Award recipient Bob Kingsley

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