CRB/CRS Launches Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship Program

Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship Program Open Application

(Nashville, Tennessee – October 25, 2023) – Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® (CRB/CRS) is proud to announce the launch of the Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship Program, a continuation of their long-standing commitment to education and growth within the Country music format.

The scholarship is being awarded to a student who’s shown exceptional promise in advancing radio’s digital future. This scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding individual, who will receive an exclusive package comprising of a complimentary registration, hotel accommodations, and airfare to attend CRS 2024. In addition, the recipient will also enjoy one year of access to TopicPulse, Futuri’s AI-driven show prep system.

Those interested in being considered can apply for the scholarship here.

The Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship program joins the ranks of their esteemed scholarship initiatives, including the Lisa McKay and Rusty Walker scholarship programs, further demonstrating their commitment to educating and empowering individuals within the Country music industry.

CRB Executive Director, RJ Curtis, comments, “CRB has a long history of nurturing and encouraging ambitious, young industry professionals through our various scholarship programs. This new partnership with Fururi continues that mission, recognizes our evolving business by rewarding advancement of radio’s digital future, while further supporting CRB’s ‘Growth Through Sharing’ credo.”

Established in 1969 with a mission to provide a platform for education and a climate for growth, CRB has consistently embraced the philosophy of “Growth Through Sharing.”

Since its inception, CRB has fulfilled this mission by offering financial endowments to educational institutions with radio and communications programs. Additionally, they have been dedicated to supporting young industry professionals and those aspiring to join the Country broadcasting community through annual scholarship programs, which provide the opportunity to attend CRS at no expense. The Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship represents the latest chapter in this legacy of nurturing talent and fostering excellence within the industry.

The event is scheduled to take place from February 28 through March 1, 2024, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. In addition to this exceptional opportunity, the scholarship recipient will be honored during the week of CRS 2024.

Starting on October 25, applications for the new scholarship program can be submitted through the CRS website at

Funding for the Futuri Digital Pioneer Scholarship program is generously provided by Futuri, whose content, audience, and revenue technology is used by thousands of broadcasters worldwide.

To be eligible for this prestigious award, interested applicants must submit their applications through the website,, by the application deadline of November 10, 2023.

CRS will be held February 28-March 1, 2024, and will feature a jam-packed schedule that includes Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events, including educational panels, virtual networking, and workshops designed to provide instant, actionable takeaways.

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