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

2017 - Derron Steenbergen
Commonwealth Broadcasting
Glasgow

2018 - Marti Hazel
WDRB-TV
Louisville