Mentors Announced for CRS 2018 Mentoring Breakfasts

CRS 2018 to host Digital Tech Breakfast, Label Mentoring Breakfast, Programming Mentoring Breakfast, Sales Mentoring Breakfast, and Women’s Mentoring Breakfast throughout 3-day Event

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 31, 2018) Country Radio Seminar has released details surrounding five mentoring breakfasts that will be held at Country Radio Seminar 2018 (Feb. 5-7, 2018). The breakfasts are Digital Tech Breakfast, Label Mentoring Breakfast, Programming Mentoring Breakfast, Sales Mentoring Breakfast, and Women’s Mentoring Breakfast (sponsored by NuVoodoo).

The Label Mentoring Breakfast, Programming Mentoring Breakfast, and the Sales Mentoring Breakfast are simultaneously scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Mentors for the Label Mentoring Breakfast are Jim Malito, BBR Music Group; Kristen Williams, Warner Music Nashville; Annie Sandor,Capitol Records Nashville; and Jimmy Rector, EMI Records Nashville.

Confirmed participants for the Programming Mentoring session are Mark Anderson, WDSY/Pittsburgh; Drew Bland, KKWF/Seattle; Grover Collins, WUBE/Cincinnati; Shane Collins, WQNU/Louisville; David Corey, WKLB/Boston; Jay Cruze, WAMZ/Louisville; Mac Daniels, KPLX/KSCS/Dallas; Kyle Due, KAJA/San Antonio; Shelly Easton, WXTU/Philadelphia; Jeff Garrison, KCYY/San Antonio; JD Greene, WPGB/Pittsburgh; Gator Harrison, WSIX/Nashville; Tom Hanrahan, WDXB/Birmingham; Brian Jennings, KVOO/Tulsa; Jeff Kapugi, WMZQ/Washington, DC; Scott Lindy, WKHX/Atlanta; Mike Moore, KWJJ/Portland; Rod Phillips, iHeartCountry; Tim Richards, KMLE/Phoenix; Tim Roberts, WYCD/Detroit; John Shomby,WKDF/Nashville; Steve Stewart, WEBG/Chicago; Meg Stevens, WKKT/Charlotte; DJ Stout, WSOC/Charlotte; and Nikki Thomas, WIVK/Knoxville.

The Sales Mentoring Breakfast will provide the opportunity to sit down and discuss radio sales with experienced mentors.  Confirmed mentors for the session are Sarah Frazier, Entercom; Judy Lakin, CMG; Jeff James, CXO5 and Allison Warren, Cumulus. 

The Digital Tech Breakfast and the Women’s Mentoring Breakfast are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7 between 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. 

Four social media strategists will lead the Digital Tech Breakfast session, and they are Bryan Moore; Jeff James, CX05; Tim GerstThinkswell; and Kristin Dick, Parachute Media.

The Women’s Mentoring Breakfast, sponsored by Nuvoodoo, is a networking breakfast providing the opportunity for women to meet, greet and eat with the industry’s most inspiring women and create meaningful connections in radio and records. Confirmed participants are Lee Adams, BBR Music Group; Whitney Allen, The Big Time with Whitney Allen; Lisa Ballance, GSM iHeart Nashville; Rachel Belle, KIRO/Seattle; Beverlee Brannigan, E.W. Scripps; Raffaella Braun, Warner Music Nashville; Becky Brenner, Albright & O’Malley & Brenner; Charlie Dean, UMG; Shelly Easton, WXTU; Erica Farber, Radio Advertising Bureau; Carolyn Gilbert, NuVoodoo Media; Melissa Kent, GSM iHeart Nashville; Jinny Laderer, vCreative; Jackie Marushka, Marushka Media; Mandy McCormack, Pearl Records; Ashley Sidoti, Valory Music Co.; Lisa Smoot, Jerry Duncan Promotions; Lisa Wall, Emmis Indianapolis; and Stacy Waugh, Big Loud Records.

For an advance agenda or to register for CRS 2018, please visit  

Country Radio Seminar is the premier educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless valuable networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists.  Panels at CRS 2018 cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including social media and digital innovations, PPM, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2018 is set for Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit for more information. Follow CRS onFacebookTwitter (Hashtag #CRS2018) and Instagram.