Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. expands scholarship endowment

Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. selected the University of Tennessee at Martin’s broadcasting program, housed within the Department of Mass Media and Strategic Communications, to receive an $6,250 scholarship. Faculty members Dr. Richard Robinson and Rodney Freed, along with five students, accepted the award during the annual Country Radio Seminar held Feb. 25 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. UT Martin received the award alongside Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of North Alabama.

The scholarship will be added to a $25,000 award that was presented Feb. 13, 2019. The awards fund an annual scholarship award to a UT Martin broadcasting student. This year’s recipient was Davis Gregory, a senior from Knoxville.

“We are so pleased that the Country Radio Broadcasters chose to add to their broadcast scholarship endowment. In the years to come, this endowment will continue to provide a scholarship to a deserving broadcast student at the University of Tennessee at Martin,” said Robinson, professor of mass media and strategic communications and faculty adviser to WUTM 90.3 “The Hawk,” the university’s student-operated radio station.

Students attending were Dylan Ingram, a senior from Martin; Tatum Baldwin, a May 2022 graduate from Manchester; Hannah Bilger, a senior from McKenzie; Blaine McDonald, a senior from Martin; and Eden Miller, a May 2022 graduate from Camden.

For more information on the award or the UT Martin broadcasting concentration, contact Robinson at or 731-881-7555.