Rusty Walker Scholarship Recipients Announced


The Country Radio Broadcasters has named Anthony Donatelli  (On-Air Talent/Digital Content Creator, KFRG/Riverside, CA), Dan Weir (Program Director/Afternoon Personality, KFGY/Sonoma County, CA), and Nichole Breau (Promotions Manager, WCTY/Norwich, CT) as recipients of the 2020 Rusty Walker Scholarship. The three individuals, all full-time radio station employees and first-time CRS attendees, will receive an all-expenses-paid trip totaling three nights, have the opportunity to network with CRS board members, and will be recognized during opening ceremonies at CRS 2020.

CRB/CRS President of the Board, Kurt Johnson, said, “The CRB Board and staff are proud to pay it forward through this annual scholarship. These winners personify the qualities Rusty Walker championed: love for entertaining the audience, constant innovation, and strong determination to succeed. Congratulations to all three!”

Country Radio Broadcasters have also announced that the $199 Unemployment Rate is now available for CRS 2020. To apply for this special rate, interested parties must apply at Country Radio Seminar’s registration page no later than Feb. 12.  Registrants will need to select “Unemployment Rate” as the registration type in order to be considered for the discounted rate. Applications will be reviewed, verified, and approved by CRB. Contact Darcie Van Etten at (615) 327-4487 or [email protected] for any questions pertaining to the unemployment application.

The Country Radio Seminar 2020 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 21 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN. For more information on CRS 2020, including registration information, please visit


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