The founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group, George Beasley, will be among the newest members of the Country Radio Hall of Fame.
The 2020 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees include three off-air radio broadcasters and three on-air radio personalities. The off-air honorees are Jim Duncan, Victor Sansone, and George Beasley. The on-air honorees are Tim Wilson, Chuck Edwards, and Mark “Hawkeye” Louis.
George Beasley has logged 58 years in the radio industry, serving as founder, chairman, and CEO for Beasley Media Group, which currently owns 64 radio stations in 15 large and medium markets across the United States. One of those properties is Country powerhouse WXTU/Philadelphia, one of the most consistently successful Country radio stations in America.
The Country Radio Hall of Fame recognition only adds to the many industry honors bestowed upon this inductee: The Library of American Broadcasting honored him as a “Giant of Broadcasting” in 2012, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters named him “Broadcaster of the Year” in 2011. Previous recognition from Country Radio Broadcasters includes the organization’s “Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award” in 2010.
CRB’s Country Radio Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Joel Raab commented, “We are proud to welcome these deserving new members to the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Each has had a unique and lasting impact upon Country Radio.”
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 on Wednesday, June 24, at the Westin Nashville. Exact times and ticket information will be released closer to the event.
For more information, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. The official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar is now available for download on iPhone and Android mobile devices. The CRS 2020 app provides attendees with an expanded CRS agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios, artists performing, integrated calendar upgrades, and other event news.
About Country Radio Seminar: 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. Country Radio Seminar 2020 is set for Feb. 19-21 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.