The 2013 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees in both Radio and On-Air categories were announced today (10/3) by the CRS Board of Directors.
Gaylon Christie will be inducted in the Radio category, and Dr. Don Carpenter, Crook & Chase, Eddie Edwards, and Bill “Dex” Poindexter are the On-Air inductees. The Country Radio Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be officially inducted at a dinner ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 6 pm at the Nashville Convention Center. The event serves as an unofficial kickoff for CRS, which will be held Feb. 27-March 1.
Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase have spent over 25 years working together on national radio, and can now be heard on more than 225 stations across the US. Gaylon Christe has worked in Country Radio for 50-plus years, including serving as station manager, exec. manager and owner of a station serving the area around Fort Hood, TX. Don Carpenter has been with Detroit’s WYCD over 20 years, including hosting his “Dr. Don Morning Show.” Eddie Edwards has been a DJ with WNOE in New Orleans for over 20 years, and has also been on-air in Nashville and Los Angeles. Bill Poindexter joined Chattanooga’s WUSY in 1994 and currently co-hosts “The Dex & Mo Show.”
“Induction into the Country Radio Hall of Fame signifies a lifetime of excellence and achievement, and this year’s class of inductees personifies those qualities at the highest level,” said CRS Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Charlie Morgan.
CRS 2013 Early Bird Registration is still available for $399 through Oct. 31. Click here to sign up.