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CDX founder Paul Lovelace to visit campus as part of R-TV Alumni Professionals-in-Residence Series

Feb. 25, 2010 -- Paul Lovelace, founder and president of CDX in Nashville, Tenn., a company he created in 1990 that provides new single record releases to radio stations playing country music, will visit the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus as part of the Radio-Television Alumni Professional-in-Residence Series, March 11-12. 

Lovelace is the second alumni professional in the series to visit. Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Rose of KATV-TV in Little Rock kicked off the series a week ago.

Since 1991, every other week CDX compiles new releases from major record companies and selected independent record labels to one compact disc. Those CDs are then mailed to more than 1,700 radio stations in the United States, 350 international outlets and major Internet radio stations. 

In addition, the CDX disc is distributed to programming services, satellite companies, trade magazines and consultants, as well as record companies, publishing companies, booking agencies and music industry professionals.

Lovelace, who grew up in Paragould, attended Paragould High School.  A year before graduating in 1960, he embarked on a decade-long music career that was on-going during his years at Arkansas State University.  He graduated with a degree in Radio-Journalism in 1965. 

Between 1965 and 1969 he worked at various radio stations in Northeast Arkansas and Little Rock, in addition to playing music.  In 1969 he began his music business career with Decca Records as a local sales and radio promotion representative for the Nashville/Memphis market. Three years later, he was elevated to National Promotion Director, Decca Records Country Division.  He directed airplay promotion for all Decca artists, including Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Brenda Lee and Crystal Gayle.

In 1972 he moved to Los Angeles to join the staff creating the newly-formed 20th Century Fox Records. He worked with various artists, including the late Barry White. He returned to Nashville 10 years later as Vice President of Promotion for Capitol Records Nashville, working with various artists including Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray and Tanya Tucker. 

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