Alan Tompkins nominated for 2018 IBMA
Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year Award

Alan TompkinsAugust 9, 2018
Alan W. Tompkins, President and founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, has been nominated, for a third year in a row, by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year Award based on his work on the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show.  The winner will be announced at a luncheon on Thursday Sept. 27 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The IBMA Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year Award recognizes outstanding service to bluegrass music in the field of broadcasting.  Recipients are judged on their contributions to the field of endeavor, professionalism (including their work in their community), and their ability to foster the image of bluegrass music.  Starting with IBMA member recommendations, nominees are chosen by committees of respected musicians and industry leaders.

Alan said that he was “sincerely honored to be nominated for this prestigious award.  Larry Carter, Michelle Lee, Steve Martin, and Kris Truelson are highly-respected bluegrass broadcasters, and I am proud to stand with them.  I owe my thanks to those who have supported me in the success of the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show – the crew at KHYI-FM 95.3 The Range in Dallas for their faith in my ability to put on a show, to Gerald Jones for helping me to create the show, to my wife Julie for her patience over the years, and to my daughter Jessica Lynn for her energy and creativity.  Most of all, I appreciate the folks who listen in on KHYI-FM 95.3.”

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