American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) presented its annual Urban Knight Awards 2/11 at the RAB Radio Sales, Management and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Jim Watkins (center), General Manager of WHUR-FM in Washington DC, was inducted into the Urban Knight Hall of Fame, along with Michael Carter, President of the Carter Company Broadcast Group (KPRS-FM Kansas City). Pictured with Watkins are AURN’s Howard Eisen (left), EVP Sales, and Jerry Lopes, President of Program Operations & Affiliations.
Jim Winston, Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), was presented with the inaugural “Urban Knight Lifetime Achievement Award.” Urban Knight Awards were presented to Greg Davis, President & CEO, Davis Broadcasting; David Dubose, Vice President/Market Manager, Cox Broadcasting, Birmingham; Zemira Jones, Vice President, Radio One; and Tony Kidd, General Manager WALR-FM/WBTS-FM, Atlanta.
The Urban Knight Awards were initiated in 2002 to honor the valiant efforts of those in urban radio sales who have carried the banner of improving marketing/sales to the urban consumer marketplace.