In honor of the late Lisa McKay, the Country Radio Broadcaster’s have unveiled its new Lisa McKay Women in Radio Scholarship program set to debut at CRS 2022. The CRB is accepting applications now through Sept. 17.
McKay, who programmed WQDR/Raleigh for 16 years, was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. McKay was integral in helping the CRB launch the well-established annual Rusty Walker Scholarship program, formed to mentor up-and-coming programmers.
The new scholarship program will award three aspiring female radio programmers the opportunity to attend their first-ever CRS, which includes access to the educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities that the annual conference provides. Each package will include complimentary registration, hotel, and airfare for CRS 2022, held Feb. 23-25. Scholars will be recognized at CRS 2022 during the CRS Honors, which is the kick-off to the three-day event.
“The Lisa McKay Scholarship opens a very specific door for young, female broadcasters,” says Country’s Radio Coach Owner/CEO and CRB Scholarship Chairman John Shomby. “The more we can create these avenues of opportunity, the more dynamic our industry will be. How fitting this is named after one of the premiere mentors in our business who championed so many aspiring female broadcasters throughout her career.”
Eligible applicants must be either a female College Senior broadcast communications student involved in radio programming or a female with one to three years maximum experience in the radio business as a Program Director, Assistant Program Director, or Music Director. This individual must also be a first-time CRS attendee.
Those interested must fill out an online application and explain, in 500 words or less, why she should be considered.
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