The BIG 615’s Storme Warren to Be Honored with Humanitarian Award
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The BIG 615’s Storme Warren to Be Honored with Humanitarian Award

Storme Warren – host of the Storme Warren Show and the Big 20 Country Countdown on The BIG 615 – will be honored at this year’s Country Radio Seminar with the Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. The award is presented on a merit basis – not annually – recognizing individuals in the country radio industry who demonstrate a magnanimous spirit of caring and generosity in serving their community.  

Storme is being recognized as a major force in charitable initiatives like The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project, Operation Song, and ACM Lifting Lives. His support for songwriters and the U.S. military led him to join Operation Song, where he now serves on the board. Storme also holds a public director position on the ACM Lifting Lives’ board of directors, focusing on health-related music therapy initiatives. Over the course of his career, Storme has been instrumental in various charitable endeavors, cumulatively contributing to raising nearly $50 million. His roles have included being an auctioneer, master of ceremonies, and an active promoter for these charities.

The award – which will be presented by Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) at their upcoming annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville (February 28 – March 1) – is named for the late Tom Rivers, a CRB Board member and country radio veteran who was widely known in the industry for his public service.

Also being honored is Tim Leary of WIRK/West Palm Beach, Florida. The co-host of The Tim and Chelsea Morning Show has dedicated over two decades to public service and community enrichment. His longstanding commitment as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America has earned him numerous awards, including the Messenger of Peace and The Commander’s Award for Public Service. Tim’s efforts extend beyond scouting; he has been a pivotal figure in fighting hunger and supporting breast cancer research, raising significant funds and awareness for these causes.

This is the first time two individuals have been honored simultaneously with this award. “The fact that the awards committee selected two winners this year is a testament to radio’s commitment to local communities. Storme and Tim are personalities who are all-in on caring and taking action,” CRB Awards Committee chair Beverlee Brannigan notes. “Their outstanding humanitarian efforts have set the bar high.”

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