CRB Announces Changes To Board, Agenda Committee
March 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM (PT)
CRS was held last WEDNESDAY thru FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th-26th at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER. This year’s CRS 2010 total attendance was 2,181, with 1,576 full registrants (attendees, exhibitors, panelists and sponsors) and 605 participant registrants. That’s a 3.5% growth from last year. Participant registrants represent attendees that register for individual events or single day passes, but not the full three-day seminar. Last year’s CRS 2009 total attendance was 2,106.
"We are extremely pleased that CRS 2010 not only met our expectations, but exceeded them this year in many ways,” says CRB interim Executive Director BILL MAYNE. “The attendance, sponsorship, participation, and enthusiasm were especially heartening. The level of artist talent was stellar, and the radio agenda panels were thought provoking and relevant. We were encouraged to see the Country Radio industry really get behind this year’s seminar, and our attendance figures show that. Every participant had the opportunity to walk away with valuable resources, relationships and ideas, and we look forward to continuing to improve the CRS experience as we move forward with this event for many more years to come.”
Several changes to the CRS agenda committee and CRB board of directors have been announced, including the creation of an additional CRS Co-Vice Chair position. The newly elected President of the CRB is CBS/TAMPA OM MIKE CULOTTA. SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE’s R.J. CURTIS has been named VP and BEASLEY Country WKIS/MIAMI GSM CAROLE BOWEN was named Secretary. JEFF WALKER of ARISTO MEDIA/NASHVILLE was named as Treasurer.
Also elected to the BOARD for three-year terms this year are new members, EMMIS/INDIANAPOLIS SVP/Market Manager CHARLIE MORGAN and ALL ACCESS Country Editor JIM ASKER.
For the CRS AGENDA COMMITTEE, DIAL GLOBAL Country Program Director JOHN PAUL was re-named as Chairman, with FEDERATED MEDIA/SOUTH BEND, IN GM CLINT MARSH joining CURB RECORDS’ ANNIE SANDOR as Co-Chairs.
Newly elected CRB President MIKE CULOTTA summed up CRS 2010 this way. “Wow! What a vivacious, energetic CRS we had this year! I think it proves that when we work together as an industry, even during these challenging times, there's nothing this event can't accomplish. I've always been a huge believer in CRS, and we all need to believe in it now more than ever. Let’s continue to grow through learning and innovation, because that’s what distinguishes leaders from followers.”
ALL ACCESS President & Publisher JOEL DENVER added, "I had a terrific time at CRS 2010 and was very happy to see attendance heading upwards in such challenging times. Kudos to the CRB on this great news."
"I'm also thrilled to hear the great news about JIM ASKER being elected to the CRB BOARD. JIM is a huge supporter of Country Radio and Music. JIM and his staff have done an amazing job of integrating ALLACCESS.COM into the Country community as the leading go to destination for news and music. We're grateful for the recognition of JIM's efforts in service to the Country Radio and Music Industries."
CRS 2011 will be held March 2-4, 2011. Visit www.CRB.org for more information about CRS and the CRB.