Noms Open For Country DJ and Radio Halls of Fame

The 2010 class of the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame, pictured (l-r) Family of Cy Blumenthal, deceased (Radio), Dan Halaburton (Radio), Ronnie Dunn (Career Achievement), Laurie DeYoung (DJ), Kix Brooks (Career Achievement), Mike Hammond (Radio), Bill Bailey (DJ), Rudy Fernandez (DJ), Charlie Cook (Presidents Award Winner)

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center.

Nominations can be submitted at www.CRB.org. Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. will provide each nominee with an official application, which may include air-checks, press clippings, awards listings and other materials with their applications for consideration.

Applications are due at the CRB offices (819 18th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203) on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Applications received after Sept. 10 will automatically be held for consideration for the 2012 Hall of Fame class.

Country Music DJ Hall of Fame Criteria:

* Must have at least a 20 year on-air career in radio, minimum of 15 in the Country format.
* Significant contributions to the growth and development in the Country radio industry and ongoing contributions to the preservation and enhancement of Country music as an art form.

Country Radio Hall of Fame criteria:
* Must have at least a 20 year career in radio, minimum of 15 in the Country format.
* Significant contributions to the growth and development of the Country radio industry and ongoing contributions to the preservation and enhancement of Country music as an art form.

Nominees cannot be current members of the Board or Agenda Committee of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. A voting committee of Country radio and industry veterans determines the 2011 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame inductees.

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