Industry Ink: Country Radio Broadcasters, Country Music Hall Of Fame, PLA Media

CRB Accepting Applications For 2019-2020 CRS Agenda Committee

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is now accepting applications from professionals who want to be considered for the 2019-2020 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee. The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. Judy Lakin returns as Agenda Chair for CRS 2020, supported by segment leaders who will collaborate to pilot key areas of educational curriculum, including programming, digital, tech, streaming, label promotion, sales, and marketing. All return from serving on the agenda team for CRS 50.

Aiding Lakin are Drew Bland (KKWF/Seattle), Brent Michaels (KUZZ/Bakersfield), Billy Ray McKim (Texas A&M), Tim Gerst (Thinkswell), Michelle Kammerer (Big Machine Label Group), Lou Ramirez (Warner Music Nashville), and Jeff James (CXO5 Partners). The balance of the CRS 2020 Agenda Committee will be made up of volunteers from all sectors of the country radio, streaming, and record industries. The committee is responsible for planning events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar. Prospective applicants must be available to attend agenda meetings in Nashville on June 19-21, 2019. Applicants are also expected to attend CRS 2020, held Feb. 19-21, 2020.


CMA To Livestream Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announcement

The CMA will livestream the announcements of the latest Country Music Hall of Fame inductees from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville during a press conference on March 18. The livestream begins promptly at 10 a.m. CT and will be hosted by Reba McEntire. The press conference can be viewed live on CMA’s Youtube channel.


Noah Galloway Signs With PLA Media

PLA Media has signed motivational speaker, fitness expert and military veteran Noah Galloway to its roster. Galloway joins a client list that includes the Johnny Cash Museum, Patsy Cline Museum and Tina Turner Museum, as well ACM, CMA and Gary Morris.

“Like many others, I was first introduced to Noah when he competed on Dancing With The Stars. I have been inspired by his story, his drive and his outreach to others since he was a finalist on that show. I was even more impressed and motivated after reading his book Living With No Excuses. Not only does he push himself to be the absolute best he can be, but he relentlessly pushes you to excel and give back. We are honored to work with Noah on his endeavors,” said Mark Logsdon, Executive Director PLA Media.


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