CMA Awards Country Music Radio Stations Free Memberships
February 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION announced during CRS in NASHVILLE that the organization is awarding complimentary organizational and two individual memberships to every Country music radio station in the U.S. for one year. The free radio memberships are a cornerstone of CMA's "Year of Country Radio" campaign, said CMA Chief Executive Officer STEVE MOORE.
"Country radio stations and broadcast professionals do an outstanding job of broadening the scope of Country music and presenting artists to their listeners," said MOORE. "Country radio is on the front line of the format expanding the careers of established artists; creating and developing awareness of new talent; and delivering music directly to the fans that support our business."
In addition to complimentary membership for 2,033 Country radio stations, member stations will have access to more CMA research, online content, promotional opportunities, and other services than before. CMA will send membership kits to stations this week with information about the tools and resources available including medical insurance, telecommunications discounts, research, and the ability to vote for the annual CMA AWARDS.
In addition to an organizational membership for each station, valued at $200 each, the PD and GM at each station will be provided a complimentary individual memberships, valued at $100 each. Any current CMA radio member will be given an additional year of membership in the organization.
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