Monday, December 3, 2012

CRS 2013 Rusty Walker Scholarship Winners Announced

 CRS 2013 Rusty Walker Scholarship Winners Announced

Scholarships provide expense-paid trip and registration for first-time CRS attendees

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 3, 2012) CRS has announced this year’s Rusty Walker Scholarship winners, who receive an expense-paid trip and complimentary registration to Country Radio Seminar 2013, held Feb. 27 – March 1, in Nashville, Tenn.

The three inaugural winners are: Jeff Harju (GM, WHKB/Houghton, MI), Cynthia Hayward (Air Personality/MD/Asst. PD, KMOK-FM/Lewiston, ID) and Courtney Smith (Promotions Director, WOLF/Syracuse, NY). 

“The Rusty Walker Scholarship program stands not only to honor the legacy of one of the Country radio community’s most respected and influential members, but also to extend a helping hand to those coming up through the ranks,” says CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne.  “What better way to pay tribute to Rusty, who helped so many people throughout his long and prolific career?  We are proud and excited to welcome Jeff, Cynthia and Courtney to their first CRS!”

The Rusty Walker Scholarship program was created in 2012 to honor Country Radio Hall of Fame member Rusty Walker, who passed away in May 2012.  Each scholarship provides one full CRS 2013 registration, one ticket to the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and covers airfare and hotel room expenses for four nights in Nashville.  Scholars will be recognized at the CRS 2013 opening ceremonies and will have the opportunity to meet and interact with CRS board members during the three-day event.  All scholarship applications were reviewed for consideration by a CRS selection committee.

CRS 2013 is held Feb. 27-March 1, 2013, at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center.  $499 Registration is now available.  Visit for more information.

Jeff Harju

Cynthia Hayward

Courtney Smith

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