Pictured (L-R) before the event are (front row): Voiceover 101 at Boston Casting Inc. and MBA 2015 Broadcaster of the Year winner Candy O’Terry, BMI songwriter Lori McKenna, BMI’s Amy Perdue, MBA Board Treasurer and CodComm, Inc. Broadcast Consultant Merril Lefferman. (back row): MBA Board Vice Chair and Port Broadcasting, LLC Partner Carl Strube, MBA Chairman of the Board and Entravision Communications (WUNI TV/WUTF TV) General Manager Alex von Lichtenberg, MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton, MBA Board Past Chair and iHeart Media SVP of Sales (WSRS/WTAG) Joe Flynn, MBA Board Secretary and Cumulus Media Springfield Mass VP and Market Manager (94.7 WMAS / ESPN 1450) Craig Swimm, MBA Board Associate Director Phil Weiner, MBA Board Director and President and Owner WMRC First Class Radio Corp Tom McAuliffe II, and MBA Board Director and President and General Manager (WWLP-TV Channel 22) Bill Pepin. Photo: courtesy of Taylor Paige Photography
BMI and CMA award-winning singer/songwriter and Massachusetts native Lori McKenna performed at the annual Sound Bites awards ceremony sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) on Thursday, November 12, at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. McKenna, one of Nashville’s most in-demand country songwriters, performed “Buy This Town,” “I Want Crazy” (Hunter Hayes), “Humble and Kind” (Tim McGraw), and 2015 CMA Single and Song of the Year “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town). McKenna’s album, “Numbered Doors,” was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2014.
Founded in 1954, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) is a voluntary trade association representing more than 200 over-the-air radio and television broadcasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.