Local First Lexington member and the only private local radio organization in Lexington: LM Communications has some big news.

Lynn Martin, President & CEO of LM Communications Broadcast Media Group, was inducted into the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the KBA’s 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner. Martin was presented the Kentucky Mic Hall of Fame Award.

LM Communications is Lexington’s only locally owned broadcast radio group and has been in business for more than 30 years. Martin’s radio background began in his childhood when his dad was a radio sports announcer in Bristol, VA.

“I am honored to accept this award,” said Martin. “To be recognized for something you absolutely love to do is the greatest honor – especially when you’re being recognized by your peers.”

Bud Walters, President & CEO of the Cromwell Group, Nashville, TN, presented the award to Martin. “One could not ask for a better broadcaster than Lynn Martin and his radio stations. His broadcast team includes some of the industry’s most popular producers, voice-over artists and studio technicians. I am privileged to present this award to my colleague and good friend.”

Forty-three years ago, Martin set a goal of buying his own radio station before he turned 30. That goal was achieved and now he owns six radio stations in Lexington, five in Charleston, WV, two in Charleston, SC, and WBKI-TV in Louisville, KY.

LM Communications was named Commerce Lexington’s 2014 Small Business of the Year.