Music industry veteran and outgoing Country Radio Broadcasters Executive Director Bill Mayne has been named the recipient of the 2019 CRB President’s Award. The award will be presented during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, to be held at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. CDT.
In April 2018, Mayne announced he would be leaving his post following the recent 50th anniversary year of Country Radio Seminar.
Mayne is a past board member of the Country Music Association and has served for over 35 years on the Academy of Country Music Board of Directors. He has led the Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Radio Seminar for nearly a decade.
Country Radio Broadcasters Board President, Kurt Johnson said, “Over four decades, Bill Mayne has been a fixture on Music Row. He’s had success in Country Radio, promotion, label management, artist management and, for the past 10 years, leading Country Radio Broadcasters and Country Radio Seminar. When you consider the breathtaking span of Bill’s influence on country, he’s the obvious choice for this year’s President’s Award.”
2019 CRS Hall Of Fame Honorees
This year’s Country Radio Hall of Fame event will also honor the Class of 2019 radio inductees that were recently announced during Country Radio Seminar. Four off-air broadcasters and two on-air personalities will be honored. On-air: Mac Daniels (KPLX and KSCS/Dallas) formerly KALM, KBOX/Dallas, KPLX, WMXQ/Washington, KASE & KVET/Austin, WYCD/Detroit, iHeartMedia, KSKS/Fresno, and NASH-FM/San Francisco; Bobby Denton (WIVK/Knoxville); Jeff Garrison (KCYY/Cox Media), formerly KKBQ, WESC, WFNQ/Greenville, KMLE/Phoenix, KILT; and Gregg Lindahl (Cox Media) formerly KOMA/Oklahoma City, WSM-AM/FM, WKY, WSOC-A/F/Charlotte, KUPL/Portland, and WKXK/Chicago. Representing the off-air category are Charlie Monk (SiriusXM’s “Willie’s Roadhouse”) formerly of WGEA/Geneva, AL, WMTS, and Kyle Cantrell (SiriusXM) formerly WMTS/Murfreesboro, WSM-AM/Nashville, and WKDF/Nashville.