D.C./NEW YORK -- Bayard H. (Bud) Walters, founder and president of The Cromwell
Group, will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Show Luncheon on
September 12. The 2014 Radio Show,
produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis.
Walters' exemplary leadership and his enthusiasm for Radio has had a positive
impact on the industry," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John
David. "We salute Bud for his tireless devotion to serving local
communities through the power of Radio."
founded The Cromwell Group in 1972. He currently owns and operates 28 radio
stations (six AM, 17 FM and five HD2+ translators) in Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky and Tennessee. Since building his first station in Hawesville, Ky.,
which he still owns, Walters has focused on start-up stations and upgrading
licenses in small markets. He has also ensured that each station plays a vital
role in its local community.
currently serves as Chairman of the RAB Board of Directors and on the Radio
Music Licensing Committee and DePauw University boards. In addition, he has
served on the boards of NAB and the Kentucky and Tennessee Broadcasters
Associations. Walters has been honored with Broadcaster of the Year Awards in
Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee and the Broadcasters Foundation of America
Pioneer Award. Before founding The Cromwell Group, he served four years in the
U.S. Air Force.
National Radio Award honors an individual for outstanding leadership in the
radio industry. Previous recipients include
Ginny Morris, Dan Mason, Steve Newberry, Charles Warfield, Ed Christian, Bruce
Reese, Jerry Lee, David Kennedy, John Dille, Lowry Mays, Jeff Smulyan, Bill
Stakelin and Erica Farber.
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the Radio Show
The 2014 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in
Indianapolis. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry
colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations,
network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the
digital age. To learn more about the 2014 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
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