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Country Radio Broadcasters Announce 2024 Country Radio Hall of Fame Honorees

Six Exceptional Radio Professionals To Be Inducted on June 19 at the Virgin Hotel, Nashville

(Nashville, TN – February 29, 2024)  Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has revealed the 2024 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s esteemed honorees were announced during the CRS Honors at CRS 2024, spotlighting six remarkable professionals whose contributions have significantly impacted the country radio landscape. This year’s inductees include on-air personalities Cody Alan (SiriusXM) and the duo Pat & Tom (KNCI/Sacramento), alongside off-air luminaries Mike Moore (WKHX/Atlanta), Jim Robertson (retired, KIKK/Houston, WOGK/Gainesville/Ocala), and Meg Stevens (WUBL/Atlanta).

 

Joel Raab, the CRB’s Country Radio Hall of Fame Committee Chairman, said, “On behalf of the selection committee, congratulations to the well-deserving Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2024.  These professionals stand out in so many ways and are a great example of distinguished broadcasters who have positively affected the lives of so many in the Country Radio and Music community.”

 

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of those individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format.

 

The Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner will be held June 19 at the Virgin Hotel Nashville. More information on the event, including date, time, and ticket information, will be released closer to the event.

 

For more information and a list of past inductees, visit https://www.countryradioseminar.com.

ABOUT THE ON-AIR INDUCTEES:

Cody Alan: Currently heard every morning on SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” Cody Alan brings over three decades of broadcasting excellence to the airwaves. His career spans 36 years, during which he has risen to prominence as a charismatic figure at premier radio stations such as KPLX “The Wolf” in Dallas, WWKA in Orlando, and WCOS in Columbia, SC. Beyond his on-air talent, Alan’s expertise as a programmer and music director has made a lasting impact on the country music scene and radio broadcasting. Alan’s presence extends to television, where he has held notable positions on CMT and CBS-TV, including hosting the celebrated New Year’s Eve broadcast from Nashville. His contributions have been recognized with multiple industry awards, such as the National Daily On-Air Personality of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards (2021), National Syndicated Show by the Country Radio Broadcasters (2019), and the prestigious Academy of Country Music’s National On-Air Personality of the Year (2013). Alan’s influence is also acknowledged through his successive wins as Large Market Personality of the Year (2002) and six consecutive titles as Country Music Director of the Year (2000-2005) by Radio & Records. His leadership and advocacy efforts have not gone unnoticed, earning him the GLAAD Leadership Award (2020) and the Vision Award by the Human Rights Campaign (2022), reflecting his commitment to equality and representation in the industry.

 

Pat Still and Tom Malley (Pat & Tom), KNCI/Sacramento: Since 1992, Pat & Tom have been the dynamic duo of dawn, bringing their unique blend of humor and heart to the airwaves of Sacramento County. With a partnership spanning over three decades, they’ve become emblematic figures in country radio throughout the Sacramento area. Pat & Tom’s deep connection with their listeners is reflected in their impressive track record, having showcased nearly every prominent country artist since the early ’90s. Their tenure at KNCI is marked by unwavering high ratings, with the recent years being some of the most successful in their storied history. This acclaim culminated in 2020, when their leadership contributed to KNCI’s accolade as the CMA Large Market Station of the Year. Pat & Tom’s resonance goes beyond the studio—they are pillars of the community. Their local endeavors include revitalizing the garden of an underserved school, illuminating a disabled veteran’s home with festive lights, and rallying over a hundred voices to serenade a cancer-stricken neighbor with carols. They’ve also orchestrated volunteer efforts to support a children’s author in delivering over 8 tons of books to the Maui wildfire victims. Moreover, their annual “Paint Your Pumpkins Pink” event is a testament to their dedication to breast cancer awareness, underscoring their commitment to civic engagement.

 

ABOUT THE OFF-AIR INDUCTEES

Mike Moore: With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in country radio, Mike Moore stands as the esteemed Program Director for Cumulus WKHX in Atlanta, a pinnacle in a series of influential roles he’s held across iconic radio brands. Moore’s strategic vision came to the fore during his tenure from 2003 to 2019 at KWJJ in Portland, where he not only introduced “The Wolf” branding but also steered the station to the top of the ratings and secured the 2010 CM Major Market Station of the Year award. Elevated to Director of Country Programming for Entercom in 2006, Moore adeptly managed the company’s eleven country stations, demonstrating his prowess in leadership and programming. His career path also boasts successful stints at industry heavyweights like WSIX in Nashville, WWKA in Orlando, and WWYZ in Hartford. Beyond his programming accomplishments, Moore has made substantial contributions to the industry through his service on the boards of the Country Music Association (CMA) and Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB). His commitment to developing talent is evidenced by his mentorship of broadcasting luminaries such as Grover Collins of WUBE in Cincinnati and JoJamie Hahr of BMG Nashville, further cementing his legacy as a builder of the genre and a shaper of its future.

 

Jim Robertson: Jim Robertson’s impressive four-decade tenure in country radio is distinguished by his strategic leadership at two seminal stations. His role as Operations Manager at KIKK AM/FM in Houston from 1986 to 1993 was marked by a period of dominance, where the station enjoyed consistent top rankings, securing the #1 or #2 spot in 25 out of 27 ratings periods among adults aged 25-54. This exceptional performance earned him the Country Music Association’s Large Market Program Director of the Year award in both 1987 and 1988. Transitioning to WOGK in Gainesville/Ocala, Florida, Robertson’s 25-year period as Vice President/General Manager was nothing short of stellar. Under his guidance, ‘OGK not only clinched a CMA Station of the Year award but also maintained #1 rankings across multiple demographics, including 12+, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49, throughout his quarter-century leadership. Robertson’s influence extended beyond WOGK, as he adeptly managed other stations within the group, including WFRB AM/FM in Frostburg, Maryland, and WQKT in Wooster, Ohio. Culminating a distinguished career, Robertson retired from full-time radio in 2019, leaving behind a legacy of sustained excellence and industry accolades.

 

Meg Stevens:  Meg Stevens’ country radio journey commenced in 1993 at WBBS in Syracuse, where she swiftly ascended from Music Director to Program Director over seven fruitful years. Her career trajectory continued upward with a six-year tenure at WGAR in Cleveland, after which she helmed WMZQ in Washington, DC, and WPOC in Baltimore as Program Director in 2006, and later as Operations Manager in 2013. Under her stewardship, both stations enjoyed heightened ratings and an amplified national presence. In 2017, Stevens took the reins at WKKT in Charlotte, eventually earning the prestigious role of Senior Vice President of Programming (SVPP) for the iHeartMedia Charlotte cluster. Her leadership credentials are further burnished by her role in developing three Country Radio Hall of Fame morning shows, including those helmed by Jim Mantel, Laurie De Young, and Paul Schadt. Since 2019, Stevens has been at the programming helm of iHeart’s WUBL in Atlanta and serves as SVPP for the Atlanta market. Her career is adorned with numerous honors, such as being named a Billboard Magazine Country Power Player in 2020, the Major Market OM/PD of the year by Country Radio Broadcasters/Radio Air Check in both 2010 and 2020, and featuring prominently on Radio Ink’s Top Country PD List from 2009 to 2022. Additionally, she was recognized as one of Radio Ink’s Best Managers in 2013 and received the 2011 Women in Radio Achievement Award, alongside being listed in Radio Ink’s 50 Best PDs in Radio in 2006.

About Country Radio Seminar (CRS): 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. For more information, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com, and follow CRS on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Additional information can be obtained by calling 615-327-4487.
 
About Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.®: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.