Kentucky Broadcasters Association

Kentucky Broadcasters Association


Previous Chairmen (1946-Current)


1946—Hugh Q. Potter (WOMI-Owensboro)

1947—J.E. Willis (WLAP-Lexington)

1948—Harry McTigue (WINN-Louisville)

1949—F.E. Lackey (WHOP-Hopkinsville)

1950—J. Porter Smith (WGRC-Louisville)

1951—Charles C. Warren (WCMI-Ashland)

1952—J.W. “Bill” Betts (WFTM-Maysville)

1953—Joseph Eaton (WKLO-Louisville)

1954—Mike Layman (WSFC-Somerset)

1955—Sam Livingston (WKYB-Paducah)

1956—Gilmore Nunn (WLAP-Lexington)

1957—Arthur Eilerman (WZIP-Covington)

1958—Walter “Dee” Huddleston (WIEL-Elizabethtown)

1959—Alvis H. Temple (WKCT-Bowling Green)

1960—J. Franke Fox (WHLN-Harlan)

1961—Don Horton (WVLK-Lexington)

1962—James M. Caldwell (WAVE-Louisville)

1963—William M. Whittaker (WMOR-Morehead)

1964—C.A. “Bud” McClain (WFKY-Frankfort)

1965—James H. Topmiller (WHAS-Louisville)

1966—W.P. Sosh (WRUS-Russellville)

1967—J.T. Whitlock (WLBN-Lebanon)

1968—Ray Holbrook (WHIR-Danville)

1969—Arthur Grunewald (WSON-Henderson)

1970—H. Lee Browning (WAVE-TV-Louisville)

1971—Walter E. May (WPKE-Pikeville)

1972—Robert Doll (WFKY-Frankfort)

1973—Roy A. Redmond (WFTM-Maysville)

1974—Charles W. Stratton (WNGO-Mayfield)

1975—Ernest Sparkman (WKIC-Hazard)

1976—Garland R. West (WKCT-Bowling Green)

1977—Jack Farmer (WHIR-Danville)

1978—Fred Paxton (WPSD-TV-Paducah)

1979—William Summers III (WLOU-WNUU-Louisville)

1980—Bill Walters (WIEL-Elizabethtown)

1981—Henry G. Lackey (WKDQ-WSON-Henderson)

1982—J.B. Crawley (WCND-WLCK-WMSK-Campbellsville)

1983—Harry Barfield (WLEX-TV-Lexington)

1984—G. Nolan Kenner (WSFC-WSEK-Somerset)

1985—Ralph Hacker (WVLK AM-WVLK FM-Lexington)

1986—Dr. Charles M. Anderson (WKU-Bowling Green)

1987—Ralph W. Gabbard (WKYT-TV-Lexington)

1988—B. Douglas Hamby (WHRZ-Providence)

1989—Edward Henson Jr. (WAVG AM-WLRS FM-Louisville)

1990—Bill Evans (WQXE-Elizabethtown)

1991—James Allison III (WLEX-TV-Lexington)

1992—Connie J. Sabad (WVLK- WVLK FM-K93-Lexington)

1993—Robert Bob” Scherer (WHAS-WAMZ-Louisville)

1994—Steven K. Newberry (WHHT-WKNK-WXPC-Glasgow)

1995—Leonard “Corcky” Norcia (WBIO-WKCM-WLME-Owensboro)

1996—Dan Dorsett (Lexington)

1997—Christopher Baker (WLRS-Louisville)

1998—Wayne Martin (WKYT-Lexington)

1999—J. Barry Williams (WBLG/WBGN-Bowling Green)

2000—Francis Nash (WGOH/WUGO-Grayson)

2001—Ed Mastrean (KET, The Kentucky Network)

2002—Dale Thornhill (Commonwealth Broadcasting Co.)

2003—Mark Thomas (Clear Channel-Louisville)

2004—Michael Tarter (Clear Channel-Somerset)

2005—Steve Langford (WAVE-TV-Louisville)

2006—Randy Thompson (WKCB AM/FM-Hindman)

2007—Beth Mann (WKDZ AM/FM-Cadiz)

2008—Tim Gilbert (WLEX-TV-Lexington)

2009—Tom Ulmer (Main Line Broadcasting-Louisville)

2010—Jeff Ray (Gateway Radio Works-Owingsville)

2011—Keith Casebolt (East KY Broadcasting-Pikeville)

2012—Kelly Wallingford (Wallingford Broadcasting-Richmond)

2013—Bill Lamb (WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV-Louisville)

2014—Rick McCue (WBKO-TV-Bowling Green)

2015—Chris Winkle (WCYN AM/FM-Cynthiana)

2016—Chris Aldridge (WTVQ-TV-Lexington)

2017—Derron Steenbergen (Commonwealth Broadcasting Company)

2018—Marti Hazel (WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV-Louisville)

2019—David Brinkley (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green)


Thank you for your excellent service for the KBA!