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Country Radio Broadcasters Announce $25,000 Scholarships

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) announced plans to distribute $25,000 in educational grants among four universities: Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee at Martin, and the University of North Alabama. Scholarship funds will be officially presented during the CRS New Faces of Country Music® Program on Friday, February 25.

John Shumpey, CRB Grant Chair, commented, “On behalf of CRB, I want to thank the Board of Directors for continuing to create future opportunities in our business for aspiring broadcasters. These giveaways are one step closer to attracting the next wave that will help us navigate the ever-changing world of radio technology!”

To qualify for the endowment, applicants must meet the following: college or university accreditation; have a TV show/movie/radio or music for business; The school shall be responsible for managing the endowment and for selecting eligible students to receive scholarships.

Previous CRB scholarship recipients include Texas A&M University, Central Michigan University, University of North Texas, Green River College, and others.

State radio stations also announced that the $199 unemployment rate is now available for CRS 2022. To apply for the special rate, interested parties must apply at the state radio program’s registration page (here) no later than February 17. Registrants will need to select an “unemployment rate” as the type of registration that will be taken into account for the reduced rate. Applications will be reviewed, verified and approved by the CRB. Contact Ashley Bourque at (615) 327-4487 or ashley@crb.org for any questions about your unemployment application.

Also provided is the student rate for CRS 2022 of $149 per person.

Available for purchase at CountryRadioSeminar.com, the full 3-day recording package is $649 per person. One-day passes (limited to two-day passes per person) are $249 per person, per day. Day tickets include access to panels, speakers, lunches, and networking destinations on the day of ticket purchase, excluding Friday’s New Faces of Country Music show. Today’s tickets will only be available for purchase on the site.

Everyone attending CRS 2022 will be required to submit complete documentation of their COVID-19 immunizations or negative COVID test result, to be completed within 48 hours of arrival at the event. If attendees are unable to provide either, rapid antigen and PCR tests will be available upon arrival and performed on-site at no cost to attend. CRB has outsourced 3P America’s services for end-to-end digital compliance, using the proprietary 3P Smart Verify app.

The official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar will be available for download on mobile devices in the coming weeks. The CRS 2022 app provides attendees with an expanded CRS agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios, artist performances, integrated calendar upgrades, and other event news.

For more information, visit the official CRS website and follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additional information can be obtained by calling 615-327-4487.

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