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Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

Dateline: 11/05/03


Country Radio Broadcasters

Earlier this week, Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell helped dedicate the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame “wall of fame” at the Nashville Convention Center/Renaissance Hotel.

"As you know," remarked the Mayor, "Music City has an ongoing love affair with Country Music Disc Jockeys. You are our goodwill ambassadors, out there on the airwaves, day in and day out, saying great things about Nashville and the music that is so uniquely connected to the past and present of our city.

Mayor Purcell continued, "Today we celebrate that past and present in yet another way, as the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame takes on a new life in a new location here, downtown."

As part of this year's event, five more legendary Country music DJs were added to the "Country Music DJ Hall of Fame" sponsored by CRB, Country Radio Broadcasters.

They include: Jaybird Drennan, Bob Duchesne, Jerry King, Dr. Bruce Nelson, and Uncle Don Rhea.

Drennan is most noted for his 27 years doing morning drive at WSLR, Akron. Duchesnewas withWQCB-FM, Bangor, Maine from 1986 - 2003 when he retired. Jerry King does morning drive at KKYX, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bruce Nelson does mornings at KFTX-FM, Corpus Christi, Texas and Uncle Don Rhea spent most of his air time on KCKN, Kansas City, Kansas.

A full listing of all the inductees into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame can be found at the CRB website along with biographical information on each inductee and in many cases, audio of these legends, too.

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