Country Radio HOF Inductees Named
The Country Radio Seminar, Feb. 27–March 1,
2013 in Nashville, Tenn., will feature the 2013 class for the Country Radio
Hall of Fame.
The Radio Category inductee is Gaylon Christie, a five-decade Texas
broadcast vet whose jobs have ranged from teenage DJ to station owner.
The “On-Air” category has more members. Eddie Edwards
has been DJing in major markets before many of his listeners were born,
starting in 1971. He’s worked in L.A., New York and New Orleans. He’s been a
“DJ of the Year” award winner from most every major country music organization.
He’s also a pro-level musician who’s played on-stage with a number of country
Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase go in as a
pair known for several country music best of and countdown shows that have
aired nationally and internationally since 1987. Their current gig is “Crook
& Chase Countdown,” airing on some 225 stations.
Dr. Don Carpenter has spent 30 years working the mic, including
time in Tampa, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and most famously Detroit, at
WOW/WYCD(FM). He’s also helmed nationally syndicated country music shows and
the former veterinarian has produced “Dr. Don’s Prep Sheet,” show prep material
for over 20 years.
Bill Poindexter has been at
Chattanooga’s WUSY(FM) since 1994. Dex’s latest US-101 show is the “Dex &
Mo Show,” a winner of the Country Music Association Radio Personality of the
Year Award in 2010 (Dex’s third). Dex also spent time as an A&R man for
ABC, United Artists and RCA record labels. He hung around with artists ranging
from the Jefferson Starship and Jimmy Buffett to Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings
and Kenny Rogers.