Past KBA Chairmen

1946
Hugh O. 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. Whittker
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
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 E. Hacker
WVLK AM/FM
Lexington
1986
Charles M. Anderson
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green
1987
Ralph W. Gabbard
WKYT-TV
Lexington
1988
B. Douglas Hamby
WHRZ
Providence
1989
Edward Henson Jr.
WAVG / WLRS
Louisville
1990
Bill Evans
WQXE
Elizabethtown
1991
James Allison III
WLEX-TV
Lexington
1992
Connie J. Sabad
WVLK AM/FM
Lexington
1993
Robert “Bob” Scherer
WHAS / WAMZ
Louisville
1994
Steven W. Newberry
WHHT / WKNK / WXPC
Glasgow
1995
Leonard “Corky” Norcia
WBIO / WKCM / WLME
Owensboro
1996
Dan Dorsett
WLAP AM/FM
Lexington
1997
Christopher Baker
WLRS
Louisville
1998
Wayne Martin
WKYT-TV
Lexington
1999
J. Barry Williams
WBGL / WBGN
Bowling Green
2000
Francis Nash
WGOH / WUGO
Grayson
2001
Ed Mastrean
KET, The Kentucky Network
Lexington
2002
Dale Thornhill
Commonwealth Broadcasting
Elizabethtown
2003
Mark Thomas
Clear Channel Radio
Louisville
2004
Mike Tarter
Key Broadcasting
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
MainLine Broadcasting
Louisville
2010
Jeff Ray
Gateway Radio Works
Owingsville
2011
Keith Casebolt
East KY Broadcasting
Pikeville
2012
Kelly Wallingford
Wallingford Broadcasting
Richmond / Irvine
2013
Bill Lamb
Louisville
WDRB-TV / WMYO-TV
2014
Rick McCue
WBKO-TV
Bowling Green
2015
Chris Winkle
WCYN-AM/FM
Cynthiana
2016
Chris Aldridge
WTVQ-TV
Lexington