Gamma Blast Promotes Nahay; CRB Honors McEntee

Matt Hahay

Matt Nahay has been promoted to Executive Producer at Gamma Blast, a creative video and digital content production company. He has been a Writer/Producer with the company for three years.

“It just made sense to promote Matt,” says Director/Owner, Chad Denning. “With the number of new relationships he’s forged for us and his experience working with the entertainment industry, it was a natural move.”

Gamma Blast’s clients include The Grand Ole Opry, Emblem Music, and Nissan.


Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® recently unveiled its Tom McEntee Memorial Conference Room, named in honor of the Country Radio Seminar founder and former CRB Executive Chairman.

McEntee, who passed away on Sept. 24, 2009, served as CRB Executive Chairman and President for the organization’s first decade. He also created the CRB’s flagship event, Country Radio Seminar. CRS 2011, to be held March 2-4, 2011, marks the seminar’s 42nd consecutive year.

CRB Executive Director Bill Mayne says, “Tom was way ahead of his time in terms of his vision for Country Radio, and the contributions he made to this format cannot be overstated. He was a visionary that shaped the evolution of the CRB and Country music, in general.”

During his career, McEntee received the CRB President’s Award, the Nashville Mayor’s Award, and the BMI Commendation of Excellence. In addition to his work with the CRB, McEntee’s past included time with Country Music Survey, Cashbox Magazine, radio promotion, publicity, bio writing, artist management and songwriting. He was involved in the careers of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy Dean, Hank Williams, Jr. and many other artists.

Top row (l-r): CRB board members Scott Lindy, Becky Brenner, Tim Roberts, Jeff Walker, Tom Baldrica, Charlie Morgan and CRB Executive Director Bill Mayne. Bottom row, l to r: Charlie Monk, Mike McVay, Dan Halyburton, Mike Culotta. Photo: Kristen England.


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