Jaye Albright And Tom Kay To Be Honored With The Conclave Rockwell Award For 2013
February 27, 2013 at 4:14 AM (PT)
The CONCLAVE LEARNING CONFERENCE will present its 2013 ROCKWELL AWARDS to Country Consultant JAYE ALBRIGHT and CONCLAVE Executive Director Emeritus TOM KAY.
CONCLAVE Exec. Dir. BOB SHANNON commented, "JAYE ALBRIGHT represents the best broadcasting has to offer. Always a student of radio, she’s also one of our best teachers and her influence on country radio is unmatched."
"As I think about the past ROCKWELL honorees, and how much I respect what each of them has given to our business over many, many years, I remain a bit stunned that THE CONCLAVE feels that I belong among them," said ALBRIGHT. "I'm humbled, surprised, flattered and honored."
A partner at ALBRIGHT & O’MALLEY & BRENNER, ALBRIGHT was inducted into the COUNTRY RADIO HALL OF FAME in 2008 and named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio in 2012. Her career highlights include: Pres./Country for MCVAY MEDIA, VP/Country for BURKHART/DOUGLAS, GM of BP CONSULTING GROUP and Dir./Country Programming for JACOR/CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS. ALBRIGHT's consulting career began in 1981, when she was invited to join DRAKE-CHENAULT ENTERPRISES.
Commenting on the ROCKWELL going to TOM KAY, SHANNON put it simply, "This is recognition for a job well done. If it weren’t for TOM, THE CONCLAVE wouldn't exist today. Giving him the ROCKWELL AWARD makes all the sense in the world. I can’t tell you how pleased I am."
"I am deeply honored to become an honoree with my mentor, DOUG LEE, and with the dozens of others who have been recognized with this most special award through the years; especially my co-recipient this year, JAYE ALBRIGHT! To be considered in the same breath as these wonderful contributors to THE CONCLAVE and to the industry is most humbling."
KAY, who was inducted into the MINNESOTA BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME in 2011, began his association with THE CONCLAVE in 1976, when, as PD of WJON/ST. CLOUD, MN, he became part of the organization's first Advisory Board. In 1985, when THE CONCLAVE became a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, its Board of Directors named KAY Exec. Dir., a post he held until his retirement in DECEMBER 2012.
ALBRIGHT and KAY will receive the ROCKWELL AWARD and be honored during CONCLAVE 38: The Learning Conference in MINNEAPOLIS, JULY 17th-19th. For more details on CONCLAVE 38, visit www.theconclave.com.