Walker strongly believes that a radio station, its management and personnel must be heavily involved in the local community. This is evidenced in Walker having been Chairman of the Board for Rutherford County CrimeStoppers, the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chapter, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, President of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club, and Elder with Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church. He has also served on the boards of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as VP of Tourism, St. Clair Street Senior Center, Leadership Rutherford, and Committee On Ministry with the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.
Walker has been honored with the highest award given by the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, its Distinguished Service Award (2002), and Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award (2011). The family business also received the 2004 Better Business Bureau's "TORCH AWARD" honoring the highest standards of ethics and conduct. On May 14, 2016, Walker was inducted into the TENNESSEE RADIO HALL OF FAME. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee Chapter of the NAACP honored Bart on January 14, 2017, by presenting him the JERRY ANDERSON HUMANITARIAN AWARD at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast that was held at Middle Tennessee State University.