Country Radio Seminar Announces New Members to 2018-2019 Agenda Committee

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 24, 2018) On Feb. 13-15, 2019, the Country Radio Broadcasters will celebrate the organization’s milestone 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar.  Behind the scenes, will be a group of industry professionals leading the discussion in planning the agenda.   

The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced the individuals who will serve on the 2018-2019 CRS Agenda Committee and they are Andrew Bland (Entercom/KKWF, Seattle, WA), Raffaella Braun (Warner Music Nashville), Andi Brooks (Midwest Family Broadcasting/WWQM, Madison, WI), M. Fletcher Brown (Big River Broadcasting/WXFL, Muscle Shoals, AL), Andrew Curran (DMR/Interactive), Andy Elliott (Pearl Records), Tim Gerst (Thinkswell), Jess Jennings (Saga Communications/WCKN, Charleston, SC), Michelle Kammerer (Big Machine Label Group), Billy McKim (Texas A&M University), Brent Michaels (Buck Owens Productions/KUZZ, Bakersfield, CA), Eric Michaels (Midwest Communications/WTHI, Terre Haute, IN), Terry Phillips (Entercom/WYCD, Detroit, MI), Lou Ramirez (Warner Music Nashville), Toby Tucker (Neuhoff Media/WDZQ, Decatur, IL), JoJo Turnbeaugh (iHeartMedia/Denver Region), and Sue Wilson (Rubber City Radio/WQMX, Akron, OH). 

As previously announced, Judy Lakin, Director of Sales at Cox Media Group (Houston) will serve as the 2018-2019 Country Radio Seminar agenda chair with vice chair Jay Cruze, Director of Country Programming at iHeartMedia (Kentucky & Indiana) and co-vice chair Monta Vaden, Assistant Editor at All Access.

CRS Agenda Chair, Judy Lakin, comments, “This year’s Agenda Committee is the most diverse and talented group of individuals that we have assembled during my tenure with the CRS Agenda Committee. We are committed to creating a dynamic, informative and inventive agenda for the 50th Anniversary of CRS and I’m honored to lead the team responsible for building it.”

The CRS Agenda Committee is made up of volunteer professionals from all areas of the Country radio and record industries. The committee is primarily responsible for planning events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar. 

Country Radio Seminar 2019 will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel.  The 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame event is set for Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Nashville Marriott by Vanderbilt.  Tickets for the 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame event are now available here. For more information, please visit

Darcie Van Etten